Category: Business

  • Tue, 1950-10-03

    *Gerald Boyd was born on this date in 1950. He was an African American journalist and editor.

    From St. Louis, his mother, who had sickle...

  • Thu, 1950-12-14

    *Edward Welburn Jr. was born on this date in 1950. He is an African American automobile designer.

    A native of Philadelphia, he is the...

  • Sun, 1951-06-03

    *Kenneth Chenault was born on this date in 1951. He is an African American lawyer and businessman.

    Born in Long Island, New York,...

  • Thu, 1951-06-07

    *On this date in 1951, we celebrate the birth of Michael Lee-Chin. He is an African Chinese businessman and entrepreneur.

    Born in Port...

  • Sun, 1951-10-07

    Stanley O'Neal was born on this date in 1951. He is an African American businessman, administrator, and entrepreneur.

    He was born in...

  • Sat, 1952-04-12

    *Ralph Wiley was born on this date in 1952. He was an African American journalist and author.

    From Memphis, TN., he was the son of Ralph...

  • Tue, 1953-09-22

    *Julianne Malveaux was born on this date in 1953. She is an African American educator, activist and administrator. Malveaux is from San...

  • Tue, 1954-02-09

    *Christopher Gardner was born on this date in 1954. He is an African American stock broker, businessman and entrepreneur.

    From...

  • Tue, 1955-05-24

    On this date in 1955, the first integrated American casino, the Moulin Rouge, opened in Las Vegas.

    Built by three White men, Louis Rubin...

  • Thu, 1955-09-29

    Gwen Ifill was born on this date in 1955. She was an African American journalist.

    She was born in Queens, New York City, the daughter...

  • Fri, 1957-10-04

    *Russell Simmons was born on this date in 1957. He is an African American entrepreneur.

    Born and raised in Hollis, Queens, New York...

  • Mon, 1959-12-14

    Motown Record Company, the first large Black owned music company in America, was founded on this date in 1959.
    It was also the source of a...

  • Thu, 1961-02-16

    Chicago’s DuSable Museum was chartered on this date in 1961. The Museum is named for Jean Baptiste Point DuSable, an African Haitian who in 1779...

  • Wed, 1966-02-09

    On this date in 1966, the Maryland Freedom Workers was formed.

    It began when twenty Black women working as nurses’ aids, housekeepers...

  • Mon, 1966-09-19

    Soledad O'Brien was born on this date in 1966. She is an Afro Cuban American journalist.

    She was born on Long Island, NY, to a Black...

  • Fri, 1969-11-14

    On this date in 1969, Diversity Information Resources (DIR) was incorporated.

    This was one of the first business groups in America...

  • Sat, 1970-10-24

    *On this date, we celebrate the founding of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women (NCBW) in 1970.

    The NCBW, an advocacy organization...

  • Fri, 1971-12-03

    This date in 1971 celebrates the founding of The National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA).

    That year, 12 African-American...

  • Thu, 1972-12-21

    The founding of the National Black McDonald's Operators Association (NBMOA) in 1972 is celebrated on this date.

    NBMOA is a self-help...

  • Wed, 1974-05-08

    The Black Archives of Mid- America (BAMA), Inc. was founded on this date in 1974.

    BAMA is a Kansas City African-American history...