2021 Black History Month Honoring Black Entrepreneurs

This Black History month we are honoring the achievements of black
entrepreneurs and supporting their continued role in shaping the U.S.
business landscape.

Past, Present, and Future

Paying Tribute
to Black

by recognizing their achievements throughout U.S. history

Small Business

with grants through a partnership with the Coalition to Back Black Businesses Fund

Providing Tools
for Future

with digital business resources and expert guidance from experienced professionals

Paying Tribute to Black Entrepreneurs

  • 1820

    Thomas Jennings was the first Black patent holder for the prototype of modern dry-cleaning in 1820.

  • 1906

    Madam C.J. Walker created products for African American hair care, around the turn of the 20th century, and was one of the first American women to become a self-made millionaire.

  • 1923

    Garrett Morgan developed the three-position traffic signal in 1923.

  • 1966

    Marie Van Brittan Brown invented the first home security system in 1966. She is also credited with the invention of the first closed-circuit television.

Supporting Black-Owned Small Businesses

In partnership with the Coalition to Back Black Businesses, we are helping Black business owners receive much needed financial support, and mentorship from industry and subject matter experts.

Suddenlink Business Digital Toolkit

Whether you are looking for tools to promote your small business or gain a few tips from industry experts, this free digital toolkit has resources that can help.
  • Social Media Strategy
  • Email Marketing
  • Startup Tips
  • Featured Articles

Our Partnership and Promise

At Suddenlink Business, we are committed to providing the tools and solutions that support continued success for the Black small business community.