Tyler Perry Supports Urban Entrepreneurs in Pitch Competition


In search of role models, some 400 young — and mostly black –Atlanta entrepreneurs found one Friday in the form of Tyler Perry. First and foremost, Perry is a movie star and one of Hollywood’s most bankable commodities. But Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and the White House also noted to the audience that he is […]

Danielle Douglas: How to do Business with a Fortune 500 Company


We can either talk about how opportunities are not being handed to us or we can discuss how to take advantage of the opportunities that are being given?   As a small business owner, I want to be part of a dialogue about how money can be made NOT about how I am being hindered from […]

Danielle Douglas: You Will Never Accidentally Own Your Own Business


Some bad news! The unemployment rate continues to plague us. African Americans have been the hardest hit with unemployment. According to a survey that was done by Dr. Boyce Watkins, 38% of you have experienced a lay off in the past three years. If you haven’t personally experienced a lay off, you know a friend or […]

Campaign Posturing? White House Holds Black Business Summit


by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World Yesterday in New Jersey, the Obama administration hosted the Urban Entrepreneurship Summit at Rutgers University. The matter at hand was the devastating 16% unemployment rate of African Americans, and this event was held to talk of ways to help alleviate this predicament. People present included government officials, private and non-profit […]