Yesteryears the church was the pillar of the community. It is by no means an exhaustive list: We aren't including numerous high-profile celebrity entrepreneurs like Oprah Winfrey or Rihanna or the many successful black business owners who sell services to other corporations, like World Wide Technology's David Steward.

These numbers are quite low when compared to the percentage of black and Latino-owned businesses in the nation. Businesses launched with $100,000 or more of startup capital were twice as likely to prosper, but only 1.7 percent of black-owned businesses start out with more than $100,000, compared with 4.9 percent of white-owned firms, said Fairlie.

Our goal is to list every Black Owned business, church, entertainer, restaurant, etc, in the whole world. Buy Black (as far as possible) - check your shopping list and see how much expenditure you can transfer to a Black owned business. Trident Community Fitness , owned by Chriss and Andrea Smith (pictured above), is made up of a diverse team of more than 25 passionate, committed and dynamic trainers who love nothing more than changing people's lives through fitness.

About 80% of its clients, which include a number of Black-owned businesses, have been rejected for business loans or otherwise had their applications put on hold. That coupled with the glass ceiling effect that many women in general have encountered, throw in race and gender, a Black business woman might as well have a quadruple by-pass surgery and call it a day.

Inahsi and Uncle Funky's Daughter are some other Black-owned curly hair product lines I like. The SBA backed $210 million in loans to African American owned small businesses across the 8 Southeastern states last fiscal year. Create more African American owned businesses.
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