Category: Business

Bio- Clara Brown

 (c. 1800–1885) was a former slave from Virginia who became a community leader, philanthropist and aided settlement of former slaves during the time of Colorado‘s Gold Rush. Brown was born in Virginia in 1800. She married another slave when she was eighteen and together they had four children. In 1835, Brown’s family was broken apart…

Bio- William Alexander Leidesdorff, Jr.

(October 23, 1810 – May 18, 1848) was one of the earliest mixed-race U.S. citizens in California and a highly successful, enterprising businessman. He was a West Indian immigrant of African Cuban, possibly Carib, Danish and Jewish ancestry. William Alexander Leidesdorff, Jr. became a United States citizen in New Orleans in 1834. He migrated to…

Super Bowl XLVI Biz

KICKOFF @ 6:30 pm est The Super Bowl is a big game for NFL fans and players, and it’s arguably an  even bigger day for business interests surrounding the event. Here’s a look at  some of the stats that have nothing whatsoever to do with what happens on the  field, but a lot concerning how…

Bio- Paul Cuffe

(1759-1817)     Entrepreneur, sea captain, social activist, philanthropist, colonizationist and leader who fought for the empowerment of African Americans. By Vanessa Julye The 1842 seal of Captain Paul Cuffe, showing his brig Traveler in which he provided passage for freed slaves to Sierra Leone (photo courtesy New Bedford Whaling Museum).Paul Cuffe was born in Cuttyhunk,…

Bio- Madame CJ Walker

Born Sarah Breedlove on December 23, 1867 on a Delta, Louisiana plantation, this daughter of former slaves transformed herself from an uneducated farm laborer and laundress into one of the twentieth century’s most successful, self-made women entrepreneurs. Orphaned at age seven, she often said, “I got my start by giving myself a start.” She and…

Business & Investing

Real Estate * Financial Literacy * Financial Strategies * 1031 Exchange * Loans * Human Capital * Insurance * Taxes * Financing College * Budgeting * Start-ups * Health Care * Business Development * International Business * Commodities Business Type  Small * Mid-Size * Large * Franchise * Multi-Level Investment Type Short Term vs Long…