Black Enterprise

New Media Ventures Invests $1.5 Million into The Movement for Black Lives and Other Orgs

New Media Ventures is investing $1.5 million into entrepreneurs, activists, and progressive organizations, including The Movement for Black Lives.

Added July 18, 2019

Magic Johnson Partners with Grambling State to Elevate Campus Dining

SodexoMAGIC, a dining services provider chaired by Magic Johnson, is partnering with Grambling State University to update on-campus dining.

Added July 17, 2019

Dear, Sis: An Open Letter to Black Women Business Owners Who Want to Grow Their Customer Base

I wrote this open letter to black women business owners because more of us are starting businesses than any other group; but unfortunately, very rarely are those businesses scaling to seven figures

Added July 17, 2019

Black Woman Yale Grad Is New Acting President of Planned Parenthood

Alexis McGill Johnson has just been named the new Acting President and CEO of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

Added July 17, 2019

2019 Black Men XCEL Takes Celebration of Excellence To Miami

JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa is the new host property for 2019 Black Men XCEL, set welcome more than 800 to celebrate today’s men of color.

Added July 17, 2019

[WATCH] Joy Reid Breaks Down Toxic Politics – The Black Enterprise Interview

American politics have become grotesque. And many wonder if America will recover from the current administration. Joy Reid addresses that very question and much more about the current state of politics ...

Added July 17, 2019

Serena Williams, Mark Cuban Invest in Black-Owned Maternal Healthcare Startup

Serena Williams and Mark Cuban helped this black-owned maternal healthcare services startup, Mahmee, raise $3 million in funding.

Added July 16, 2019

[WATCH] As Trump Doubles Down on Racist Rhetoric, Joy Reid Breaks Down Toxic Politics – The Black Enterprise Interview

American politics have become grotesque. And many wonder if America will recover from the current administration. Joy Reid addresses that very question and much more about the current state of politics ...

Added July 16, 2019

Sister of Sandra Bland Overcomes Grief with Radical Self-Care

Imagine receiving the promotion you’ve worked a lifetime for and life-changing news all in the same day. Four years ago, that became Sharon Cooper’s reality after receiving news that her beloved little ...

Added July 16, 2019

Ava DuVernay, Zendaya Discuss the Importance of Black People Telling Their Stories

Ava DuVernay and Zendaya shared their thoughts at an invite-only brunch hosted by AT&T during the 25th Annual Essence Festival.

Added July 15, 2019

Rap Competition Offering $1,000 Prize to Boost Financial Literacy of Young African Americans

There is a new investing-themed rap competition geared to boost the financial literacy of young African Americans and get more investing.

Added July 15, 2019

Buy Black: Great Black-Owned Products on Amazon for Amazon Prime Day

Amazon Prime Day has arrived. Here is a listing of black-owned products sold on Amazon that you may be able to get a bargain on.

Added July 15, 2019

17 Career Books for Black Women to Help Them Level Up Professionally

Whether you’re trying to find more balance in your life, explore your purpose, combat bias in the workplace, or work your way to the C-suite—this list is for you. Each of these black women authors have ...

Added July 14, 2019

Survey Shows Gen Z Expects Higher Salaries After Graduation

The Gen Z cohort is graduating from college with a mindset that sets them apart from other generations. Specifically, they want more financial incentives.

Added July 14, 2019

The Audacity of Entrepreneurship: 7 Ways To Boss Up In The Face of Adversity

It sounds super cool and trendy to be “a boss” but one thing is for certain, entrepreneurship is not for the faint of heart. Instead, being an entrepreneur takes daring, risk-taking, confidence, and yes ...

Added July 13, 2019

Two African American High School Boys Make History at Harvard Debate

Two African American Atlanta-area high school students led their debate team to its second consecutive win at the annual Harvard debate tournament.

Added July 12, 2019

African American Wealth May Fall to Zero by 2053

According to The Road to Zero Wealth report, the median wealth of black Americans will fall to zero by 2053 if current trends continue.

Added July 12, 2019

African Americans are More Likely to Be Denied a Mortgage Without Reason

Forty years after the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act, African Americans are still more likely to be denied a mortgage loan than their white counterparts.

Added July 11, 2019

Iconic Black Newspaper, ‘Chicago Defender,’ Says Bye to Print After More Than A Century

The Chicago Defender recently announced that it is officially ceasing its print operations and will move to a digital-only format.

Added July 11, 2019

Shaquille O’Neal Teams Up with Epson to Help Advance Education

NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal and Epson launched “Epson and Shaq Give Back,” a new initiative in collaboration with Communities In Schools (CIS) to provide a suite of technology products.

Added July 11, 2019

Mellody Hobson Promoted to Co-CEO of Ariel Investments and Will Become Firm’s Largest Shareholder

Ariel Investments promoted Mellody Hobson to co-CEO alongside founder John W. Rogers, who is selling a portion of his ownership stock to her.

Added July 11, 2019

Black Doctor Removed from American Airlines Flight Due to ‘Inappropriate’ Outfit

American Airlines apologized to a 37-year-old physician who was removed from an aircraft by flight attendants who thought her outfit was inappropriate.

Added July 10, 2019

How to Open a Retirement Savings Account for Your Kids and Help Them Accumulate $1M Before They Reach 50

Are your children earning any income? Then they can get a head start on a retirement savings account for kids. Here's how.

Added July 10, 2019

$1.5 Million Raised to Help Students Get Into Coding Bootcamps

Career Karma, an app and community that helps students make important career decisions by matching them to the coding bootcamps that best fit them, just closed a $1.5 million seed round to continue to ...

Added July 10, 2019

Colleges and Universities Now Offering Degrees in Marijuana

As the demand for cannabis increases, a more marijuana-educated workforce will be needed. With schools offering areas of study in cannabis, more African Americans have an entry point into this booming ...

Added July 10, 2019