Business

CEO of Acorns App Speaks on ‘Growing’ Not ‘Serving’ Millionaires

By: Charlene Rhinehart

“We’re not interested in serving millionaires. We’re interested in growing millionaires,” says Noah Kerner, CEO of Acorns at the 2018 In|Vest Conference held in New York City from July 10-11, 2018. According to the 2016 Fidelity Investments Millennial Money Study, 86% of millennials are keeping their emergency fund in a traditional...

BE MODERN MAN: MEET ‘THE MASTER WORDSMITH,’ ENITAN BEREOLA II

By: Tyrus Townsend

BE Modern Man is an integrative program that honors the essence, image, and accomplishments of today’s man of color. With features of today’s leaders, executives, creatives, students, politicians, entrepreneurs, professionals, and agents of change—these men share the common thread of creating a new normal while setting the bar in tech,...

Pillar To Post Franchisee Carries On Legacy After Losing Her Husband

By: Nancy E Williams

When Jacqueline Gathers purchased a Pillar To Post Home Inspectors franchise with her husband Joseph in 2016, she had no idea she would end up running the business by herself. Unfortunately, Joseph, a military veteran and former human resources professional, lost his battle with cancer in early 2018. In 2017,...

Black Men XCEL: Our Movement To Advance Black Men

By: Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

Earl “Butch” Graves Jr., President & CEO of Black Enterprise A major part of Black Enterprise’s mission has been exposing our audience and the world to the major accomplishments of African Americans across an array of disciplines and sectors as well as breaking stereotypes that serve to diminish, degrade, or...

Barack Obama and Black Men Committed to Keeping Promise to Young Men

By: Lydia Blanco

In 2014, former President Barack Obama founded and launched My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) in a room full of government officials, educators, and parents from different backgrounds and walks of life. His goal was to bring together those with power and those who needed to be empowered so that they could...

Blavity Founder Raises More Money Than Any Other Black Female Founder in 2018

By: Selena Hill

Morgan DeBaun, the 28-year-old cofounder and CEO of the media outlet Blavity, announced Friday that she raised $6.5 milllion in new funding led by GV (formerly known as Google Ventures). The Series A round also received participation from new investors Comcast Ventures, Plexo Capital, and Baron Davis Enterprises, an investment firm...

T.I.’s Grand Hustle

By: Darcel J. Church

Hey I ain’t trippin’ pimp but the truth is Really you don’t know me Yeah you know they call me T.I. But you don’t know me You be hatin’ and I see why Cuz you don’t know me —From the song, “U Don’t Know Me” For those who think that...

Chance the Rapper Bought a Media Outlet to Combat Racism

By: Selena Hill

While many hip hop artists brag about buying luxury items, Chance the Rapper dropped a new single on Wednesday boasting about his recent purchase of a news website in order to run “racists b—–s out of business.” The 25-year-old Chicago native announced in a song titled “I Might Need Security”...

AME Church and Black Banks Launch New Partnership for Black Wealth

By: Samara Lynn

The black church, among the most prosperous institutions in America, has long led movements for the spiritual, social and civic uplift of black people. When the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968, he had just launched the Poor People’s Movement, which quickly fizzled after...

The First Black Woman to be Crowned Miss Universe Great Britain Speaks Out

By: Selena Hill

Dee-Ann Kentish-Rogers, a dark-skinned beauty with dreadlocks, became the first black woman to be crowned Miss Universe Great Britain in the pageant’s 66-year history on Saturday. As a result, the 25-year-old will go on to represent the United Kingdom at the international 2018 Miss Universe competition later this year. Originally...

45 GREAT MOMENTS IN BLACK BUSINESS – NO. 11: BLACK RECORD LABELS

By: Jeffrey McKinney

BLACK ENTERPRISE celebrates the 45th anniversary of its roster of the nation’s most successful black businesses—The BE 100s. To commemorate the significance of this collective’s widespread impact on black business and economic development as well as American industry over four decades, we have presented 45 milestone moments. As part of this tribute,...

New Inspirational Online Series Unpacks the Journey of Creatives of Color

By: Sequoia Blodgett

Creatives looking for some inspiration? This show may be for you. Corey Emanuel Omnimedia recently launched its first online docu-portrait series, Lend Me Your Lens, a show that unpacks the journey of successful creatives of color, highlighting artists, authors, designers, influencers, and musicians. During each episode, these creatives dive into...

Cultivating a Community for Creative Millennials of Color

By: Dev T. Smith

Leaving no stone unturned in the realm of content creation, conversation facilitation, and event curation, Driven Society has become part of the creative professional scene in New York City by its focus on live events targeted to millennials of color. The organization has partnered with major brands including WeWork, JBL,...

BE MODERN MAN: MEET ‘THE DESIGNER,’ WILLIAM MALCOLM

By: Tyrus Townsend

BE Modern Man is an integrative program that honors the essence, image, and accomplishments of today’s man of color. With features of today’s leaders, executives, creatives, students, politicians, entrepreneurs, professionals, and agents of change—these men share the common thread of creating a new normal while setting the bar in tech,...