This Maker Is Helping to Build a More Inclusive Movement | Next City “Once I got out there and started doing shows and markets, I started to notice there was a lack of representation of makers of color, and also makers who were maybe single mothers...”

“Once I got out there and started doing shows and markets, I started to notice there was a lack of representation of makers of color, and also makers who were maybe single mothers…”

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Ellis Island Tea, A Family Recipe for Jamaican Sweet Tea, “Goes National” Ellis-Brown is the only African American female beverage maker in the United States with her own manufacturing plant.

Ellis-Brown is the only African American female beverage maker in the United States with her own manufacturing plant.

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Meet the First Black Woman Owner and Operator of a Nationally Distributed Vodka | Black Business.Org As the first African-American woman to own a nationally distributed vodka, she stays true to her motto of making vodka for women... but still strong enough for any man.

As the first African-American woman to own a nationally distributed vodka, she stays true to her motto of making vodka for women… but still strong enough for any man.

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How One Black Beauty Entrepreneur Creates a Wellness Space for Women | The Network Journal W.In, is “a beauty and wellness investment company that is passionate about inspiring and empowering women to infuse self-care into their daily lives.”

W.In, is “a beauty and wellness investment company that is passionate about inspiring and empowering women to infuse self-care into their daily lives.”

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How One Woman Has Created the Ultimate Retreat For All Overworked Professionals | The Network Journal Everyone needs a getaway. A retreat from the world. But Kwayera Archer has created a retreat with a twist. This year, the Jamaican repatriate and former Brooklyn, N.Y., resident has launched a multi-city retreat series.

Everyone needs a getaway. A retreat from the world. But Kwayera Archer has created a retreat with a twist. This year, the Jamaican repatriate and former Brooklyn, N.Y., resident has launched a multi-city retreat series.

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LaTaja Dingle Launches “Royalty Beauty Supply” for the Black Community | The Network Journal “I’m looking forward to what it’ll represent in the community as a small business and a Black owned business.”

“I’m looking forward to what it’ll represent in the community as a small business and a Black owned business.”

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First Black U.S. Rolls Royce Dealer Talks Success from the Bottom Up | Ebony Thomas Moorehead could have been a Ph.D., but chose to take a chance and go into the car sales business -- and it proved to be more than the right choice

Thomas Moorehead could have been a Ph.D., but chose to take a chance and go into the car sales business — and it proved to be more than the right choice

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47 Black Owned Coffee and Tea Businesses That are Great Alternatives to Starbucks | Shoppe Black Recently, a Philadelphia Starbucks employee called the police on two Black patrons. Their crime? Waiting for a friend. The cops still arrested them. When next you feel the need for some Starbucks, consider these Black Owned Coffee and Tea Businesses instead.

Recently, a Philadelphia Starbucks employee called the police on two Black patrons. Their crime? Waiting for a friend. The cops still arrested them. When next you feel the need for some Starbucks, consider these Black Owned Coffee and Tea Businesses instead.

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