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A Timeline Of African American Business

Over the years, African American business has grown to staggering heights. Black business owners have done their part to create a positive image for the black community and serve as role models for the younger black generation. As the number of successful black businessmen and businesswomen increases, the black community becomes stronger and increases their effort to educate the youth.

Since the 1800's, African Americans have been getting involved in the business community. Although it was difficult at first to break into this industry, others have acknowledged and given respect to the community over the years. It has become easier for African Americans to get involved with business, and now they are running many businesses, large and small.

In 1810, the African Insurance Company became the first insurance company that was black-owned. This was a major accomplishment for blacks in the United States, as it is now for so many immigrants who come here to enjoy all of the potential in this country. 

In 1888, the Savings Bank of the Grand Fountain United Order of the Reformers and the Capital Savings Bank of Washington D. C became the first two black-owned banks to open.

On August 23, 1900, Booker T. Washington founded the National Negro Business League in Boston. This was established as a means to promote involvement in African American business.

In 1907, a woman named Madam C. J Walker developed a new straightening method, which she used to build an extremely successful cosmetic firm.

In 1921, the Black Swan Phonograph Corporation was formed by Harry Pace. This record company was the first record company to be owned by blacks, and some of their artists included Bessie Smith and Mamie. A well known black-owned record company, Motown Records, was started by Berry Gordy Jr. In 1959.

In 1971, Johnson Products became the first African American busines that was listed on a a major stock exchanged. AMEX was the U. S stock company that listed this hair care business, which was located in Illinois.

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Philadelphia Cold Cuts

315 N. Great Neck Road Virginia Beach, VA  (757) 463-5657

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King Center Dental

5695 King Center Drive, Suite B-100

Alexandria, Virgina 22315


On August 6, 1987 Reginald Lewis became the first African American CEO of a billion dollar company. He purchased an international chain called Beatrice Foods, which was later named TLC Beatrice International.

In 2001, Condoloeezza Rice became the first African American to be appointed Secretary of State or National Security Advisor. Seven years later, Senator Barack Obama became the first Black Man to be appointed President of the United States of America. He was sworn in on January 20, 2008 and became the 44th President of the U. S.

During recent years, African American business and politics have become stronger than ever, and it is steadily on the rise. More and more members of the community are becoming involved and aware. Senators, entrepreneurs, and leaders like President Barack Obama are all working to send a positive message back to their community.

African Americans are taking a role in the business world and proving that they can become successful entrepreneurs and business owners. Centuries ago, no one had imagined that African American business would grow to such staggering heights, but it has. It's stronger than ever, and it's getting stronger by the hour.

Church Hill Cleaners, Inc.
2718 Q Street
Richmond, VA 23223

The Page Auto group
7014 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23294

James River Mortgage. LLC
1517 Huguenot Road, Suite 201
Midlothian, VA 23113
Fax: 804.623.6393

Mason Insurance Agency
3122 W. Marshall St. #10
Richmond, VA 23230
Fax: 804.359.7738

Law Office of Kimberly L. Scott
582 Lynnhaven Pkwy., Ste. 203
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Fax: 757.306.4271

Hampton Roads
Gastroenterology, P.C.
501 Medical Drive
Hampton, VA 23666
Fax: 757.826.9028

Fenchurch Fnancial Services
P.O. Box 90
Carrollton, VA 23314
Fax: 757.606.1426

Prepaid Legal Services, Inc.
842 Cascade Drive
Newport News, VA 23608
Fax: 757.369.0745

Farmers Insurance / Valerie D. Beverley
1814-C Todds Lane
Hampton, VA 23666
Fax: 757.723.5500

Nora M. Misenti, Attorney at Law
688 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Suite B
Newport News, VA 23601
Fax: 757.864.0607

Online Health Resource
PO Box 352
Scottsville, VA 24590
Fax: 434.831.3497


Real Estate Services Network Inc.
4021 Cressda Place
Woodbridge, VA 22192
Fax: 703-583-5859

International Global Systems Inc.
10290 Grey Stone Rd.
Manassas, VA 20111
Fax: 703-330-0051

Bryan Spencer Resources
835 Fairland ave
Hampton, VA 23666

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Timothy Marshall Internal Medicine/Cardiology

930 Majestic Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23504
Fax: 757.627.5923

State Farm Insurance/
Bill Bowman
7510 Granby Street
Norfolk, VA 23505
Fax: 757.874.0478

Carolina Cleaners
506 E. Washington Street
Suffolk, VA 23434

Corprew Funeral Home
1822 Portsmouth Blvd.
Portsmouth, VA 23704
Fax: 757.399.6580

Curtis "T" Brown
5900 E. Virginia Beach
Blvd., Ste 208
Norfolk, VA 23502
Fax: 757.640.1164

Fisher Funeral Home
1520 Effingham Street
Portsmouth, VA 23704
Fax: 757.399.6367

Pretlow & Son Funeral Home
500 Liberty Street
Chesapeake, VA 23324

Latisha's Home Daycare 
6470 Merritt Ct. Alexandria, VA 22312

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KP Touch Auto Detailing
4301 Wilson Blvd. Sub Level P4 Arlington, VA 22203

(703) 349-5460

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Scootyman Productions identifies and produces desirable media content for specific target markets which includes video, music, and text.  Our productions cross all cultural groups and all genre.

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Braiding & Weaving

Natural Beauty Salon & Spa

4857 Finlay Street
Henrico, VA 23231

Essence of Braiding & Weaving


Salon: (804)643-5420

Celebrate In Color

Wedding, Baby Showers, Party Supplies

(803) 351-5640