With African-American women spending a reported half a trillion on hair
care and weaves, hair care would seem a wise business to enter. But
like all other industries, you have to make your products stand out. That's what hair salon owner Diane Da Costa has done.
One of the toughest businesses to venture into is the restaurant
industry. And a vegan restaurant would seem even tougher to make a go of
it. But Tamearra Dyson’s Souley Vegan, which she in 2006 in Oakland, is
thriving and expanding.
Today, despite all the technology and social media at our disposal, it
is becoming increasingly difficult for the average writer to earn a
living through his or her writing. A few powerful corporations are
reversing many of the benefits and gains writers have achieved as a
result of the World Wide Web. This does not have to continue.
Spike Lee may be using Kickstater to fund his next film. But next time, he and other Black entrepreneurs will have another option. Six Morehouse alumni and Omega Psi Phi fraternity brothers have created BlackStartup, which they hope will become the go-to site for Black-based crowdfunding.