Black Hot Fire Network
February 22, 2024
On June 4, the reverend Al Sharpton appeared at the first public memorial for George Floyd and delivered a stirring eulogy, one that served as a . . .
Meet America’s Black billionaires They’re entertainers, media moguls, elite athletes, music artists, tech tycoons, and investors. Stacker compiled a list of the 10 richest Black Americans using data from Forbes. Individuals were ranked by their overall wealth ranking, with the richest person taking the #1 spot. America’s Black billionaires represent an array of industries and […]
A Black-owned business fair isn’t out of the ordinary, right? It’s Black History Month and businesses owned by Black entrepreneurs are historically underrepresented . . .
For more than 20 years, Ilianna Salas’s family has run a clothing store called 4 Kids Clothes out of a shopping center in Anaheim, California. Her parents, who specialize in designing custom birthday and celebration outfits for children, opened the shop after immigrating to the U.S. from Mexico in the early 1980s. “They’d come in […]
Shopify advances mission with up to ~$130 million of resources Historically, Black communities have faced systemic barriers that have prevented their full participation in the entrepreneurial journey. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, Black-owned businesses represent only 9.5% of all businesses in the country, and during the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a 41% decline […]
In a letter published in the April 22, 1852 issue of the Frederick Douglass Papers, someone known only by the pen name “Ethiop” observed: “Quite a combination of enterprising Blacks are beginning to appear.” “They begin to take their places in every pursuit about town and country; and as their thoughts and sympathies partake of […]
In the United States, Black-owned businesses are a vital part of the economy. They generate billions of dollars in revenue and create jobs for thousands of people. However, Black-owned businesses have always been underrepresented in the business world. This is due to a variety of factors, including discrimination and lack of access to capital. Despite […]
By Stephanie Miskin & Oprah Flash BBC News, West Midlands 18 October 2023 Image source, Lo Williams Image caption, As well as being a graphic designer, Lo Williams is also a creative arts coach A graphic designer who set up a business at the age of 13 says she did so to make other young […]
By Rieva Lesonsky Black business owners want their businesses to contribute to a thriving Black community. getty Since 1976 every U.S. president has designated February Black History Month to honor the achievements of Black Americans. And while the growth of Black-owned businesses is undoubtedly one of the achievements to celebrate, Black business owners still face […]
Jack Krawczyk discusses how Google Bard helps users connect and communicate — and what the future holds for the platform. The latest version of Google’s Gemini artificial intelligence (AI) will frequently produce images of Black, Native American and Asian people when prompted – but refuses to do the same for White people. In a statement […]