The African American Retirement Planning Gap

The African American Retirement Planning Gap

There’s a saying: When White America catches a cold, Black America catches pneumonia. So, if there is an impending retirement crisis in America, what does that mean for African Americans? The answer to that question is discouraging. There is a huge gap in retirement preparation of African Americans compared to White Americans, generally speaking. According to the

Stop Hating: There’s Enough Money Out Here for Everybody

Stop Hating: There’s Enough Money Out Here for Everybody

We can talk about the black community coming together and unifying all day long, but if your actions are not aligning with what you speak, what does that make you? A hater? “We can get so much better if we stuck together.” – NeNe Leakes. Apparently there’s a lot of talk going around about reality

Successful B2B Outreach Tips Using Email Marketing

Successful B2B Outreach Tips Using Email Marketing

Working in sales, and generating leads for businesses for many years has given me the opportunity to learn first hand how most all companies, big and small, build their client base, and make money. Substantial amounts of money. Whether it be through telemarketing (making cold calls), going door-to-door, handing out flyers, email marketing, etc., nobody

Black Leaders Missing From Legal Marijuana Business

Black Leaders Missing From Legal Marijuana Business

“This is a brand-new industry where 50 years of experience didn’t come into play and your granddaddy didn’t hand it down to you,” says Darryl Hill, whose application to operate a medical marijuana businesses were not selected. “But this idea of sharing the largesse didn’t really happen.” Maryland set up its legal medical marijuana industry

Innovative Supplies Brings Black Art to Classrooms

Innovative Supplies Brings Black Art to Classrooms

Summer is over, and students are being given even more reason to feel proud to be black, and back in school with some cool innovative black art school supplies. Innovative Supplies, a black-owned, online retail store is owned and operated by 27-year-old mom and soon to be college student, Nneka. With the hopes of becoming

Let’s Talk Multiple Streams of Income

Let’s Talk Multiple Streams of Income

“You need multiple streams of income to truly thrive, build wealth and weather the eventual emergencies,” says Maria James, founder of Pocket of Money, LLC. “Whether you are an entrepreneur or professional, the quickest way to add other streams of income is to use your knowledge.” – source

Employee Vs. Independent Contractor

Employee Vs. Independent Contractor

The difference between an independent contractor and an employee may seem pretty self-explanatory, but there are many companies out there advertising 1099 jobs, using unethical business practices, and taking advantage of individuals not familiar with their role with being self-employed. Companies are aware of how many people are attracted by the idea of working independently, and having flexibility

Five Ways To Maintain Stability As An Entrepreneur

Five Ways To Maintain Stability As An Entrepreneur

One thing I hear a lot is most people would prefer stability over fast cash. While I agree fast cash in some cases is only temporary, if you look at your business that way, you’re doomed for failure from the start. Running a successful business (any business) is definitely not fast cash. It can take

Killer Mike Challenges Us To Support Black-Owned Banks

Killer Mike Challenges Us To Support Black-Owned Banks

Black-owned banks are experiencing a sudden surge of deposits, powered by a campaign aimed at bolstering black-owned financial institutions after multiple high-profile police killings raised awareness of institutional inequality. It’s no secret that the black community is being attacked, and facing a ton of issues. Police brutality, black on black crime, racism in the workplace, and the list goes on and on. It’s

How One Man Is Giving Back and Healing His Community

How One Man Is Giving Back and Healing His Community

“How can I help the poor if I am one of them? So, I got rich and gave back, and that’s the win win..” Larry Smith is setting an example for black entrepreneurs. He has become a successful business man, then gave his own money to help heal the community. He buys houses in his

Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade To Flip Homes In New TV Series

Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade To Flip Homes In New TV Series

Gabrielle Union and her husband Dwayne Wade have embarked on a new business venture dubbed on HGTV as The Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade Project. The hour-long series will feature the pair flipping various properties throughout the state of Florida.

Black Owned Business Accused of Hiring Too Many White Women

Black Owned Business Accused of Hiring Too Many White Women

While a black owned company may disagree with claims of discrimination, one black man is taking them to court for hiring too many ‘attractive’ white women. Barrett Franklin, Davis Drug’s former sales director, is suing the company with claims that he was fired for not taking on the role of firing blacks and hiring more whites. Franklin, of Yorktown,