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A New Direction: Black Industrial Firm Invests 100K in African-American Start-Up Because ‘Black Businesses Should Pull Others Forward’
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A New Direction: Black Industrial Firm Invests 100K in African-American Start-Up Because ‘Black Businesses Should Pull Others Forward’

Courtesy Jeffrey Allen When the seed for the Black economic commerce website Ebonomy was planted nearly two years ago, brothers Jeffrey and Clayton Allen knew there was a need to index Black-owned businesses. “The Black community needs a strong economic base,” Clayton Allen, Ebonomy’s Chief Technology Officer told Atlanta Black Star. “In order to engage in cooperative economics and...

The Black Streak Kitchen App Will Change the Way Americans View Cooking and Nutrition
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The Black Streak Kitchen App Will Change the Way Americans View Cooking and Nutrition

Do you consider yourself to be healthy? Statistics show that Type-2 diabetes, which is linked to obesity, is on the rise in America, especially among children. This alarming health trend, which disproportionately affects African-Americans, has led brothers Justin and Terry Raimey to invent the Black Streak Kitchen mobile app, which approaches cooking and nutrition education...

‘Black Community Literally Saved Me’: Black-Owned Health Ride-Sharing App on Track to Earn $4.7 Million in 2019
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‘Black Community Literally Saved Me’: Black-Owned Health Ride-Sharing App on Track to Earn $4.7 Million in 2019

When a homeless veteran walked up to opera singer Ja’Nese Jean in Atlanta’s Hurt Park, she didn’t expect him to complain. Jean was serving barbecue and sweets at a volunteering event to feed the homeless. “It sounded ungrateful,” Jean said in a recent phone interview with Atlanta Black Star. Ja’Nese Jean launched the Atlanta-based health...