Black-owned firms grew faster — both in number and sales — than U.S. firms did as a whole over a five-year period, according to the latest data available from the Census Bureau.
A national statistic shows 90-percent of the dollars spent by African Americans go to businesses that are not African American owned or invested
Michael and Steven Roberts, both African-Americans, built a $1 billion empire. “Black folks need legacy. We have to have examples of successes in order for us to be able to let the generations to come know that many of the successes that occurred by African-Americans in this country can be seen and pointed out and can be emulated,”