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Teen Scientists Do Real Science at American Museum of Natural History

By: Robin White Goode

Last week I was thrilled to attend the fourth annual Student Research Colloquium of the NYC Science Research Mentoring Consortium, held at the American Museum of Natural History. Top students from across the city gave presentations and poster sessions based on their original scientific research. (Image: AMNH/R. Mickens )  ...

Top WNBA Salaries vs. NBA Salaries: Who Earns More? [2017 Update]

By: Selena Hill

It’s no secret that the basketball players in the WNBA are grossly underpaid when compared to their male counterparts in the NBA, despite the fact that they are essentially doing the same job. Even the most skilled WNBA player makes just a fraction of what an NBA player who is benched...

Add This to the Reasons You Shouldn’t Be Worrying About Money

By: Alisa Gumbs

Pregnant women already have plenty of anxieties to keep them up at night: how will the delivery go, will they be a good mother. But new research is showing that they’re also worrying about money—and that it’s having an adverse effect on their baby’s health. Researchers at The Ohio State University...

The ‘I Have A Dream’ Foundation Keeps Making Dreams Come True

By: Robin White Goode

When I attended the I Have A Dream Foundation’s annual Spirit of the Dream Gala last year, I was so impressed with the organization that it has become one of my favorites. I love that it doesn’t set limits on who can participate in its programs. It works with entire...

American Black Film Festival Develops Hollywood’s Next Stars in Boot Camp

By: Robin White Goode

This spring, the American Black Film Festival—June 14–18 in Miami Beach—held its first ABFF Greenlighters Academy, a two-day boot camp in which five fellows mostly from historically black colleges met industry professionals, engaged in roundtable discussions, and learned what it takes to pursue a corporate career in the film industry....

Paris Holds the Largest Natural Hair Conference in the World

By: Sequoia Blodgett

Recently, the Natural Hair Academy in Paris held one of the largest natural hair conferences in the world, boasting over thousands of natural beauties and vendors. Black Enterprise was there to talk about how to feel comfortable in your own skin, but more importantly, what it takes to be unapologetically...

New York State Votes to Shorten Common Core Testing Days

By: Robin White Goode

It’s been announced that the Common Core exams in New York state will be shortened by two days, making the exams comprise four days of testing instead of six. (Image: iStock/smartboy10)   That’s according to News12 Westchester, which says the move will take effect next spring after education officials in the...

How to Choose a Financial Adviser as New Department of Labor Rule Kicks In

By: Jeffrey McKinney

As a new fiduciary rule on financial advice becomes law this month across the U.S., many Americans are leery of trusting advisers’ input on how their money is handled. (Image: iStock/vm)   Moreover, those folks often are uninformed that financial advisers perhaps are not always working in their best interests....

Nicole Roberts Jones on ‘Finding Your Fierce’

By: Lisa Fraser

(Image: iStock/ddraw)   Nicole Roberts Jones is on a mission to bring out the best in each woman. The founder and CEO of FIERCE Factor Lab and author of a new book, Find Your Fierce, made it her life’s work to help women turn their passion and purpose into something profitable—what...

At Last! Steve Harvey’s ‘Funderdome’ Debuts

By: Selena Hill

Steve Harvey and acclaimed TV producer Mark Burnett have teamed up to turn entrepreneurs’ quest for funding into a new seed-funding competition reality series called Steve Harvey’s Funderdome. (Image: Instagram/Funderdomeabc)   On the show, which premiered Sunday on ABC, two aspiring inventors compete to win a large cash prize, which...

NBA Star Caron Butler Talks Business, Basketball and Broadcasting [VIDEO]

By: Alisa Gumbs

Caron Butler, the NBA star who’s winding down his professional playing days, is a man of many talents—and many business interests. Butler’s most recent NBA appearances have come from the sidelines, as he’s doing more play-by-play than playing. He’s had numerous guest commentating spots during this year’s NBA playoffs. And...

African Tech Conference Makes a Large Splash in Paris

By: Sequoia Blodgett

The founders of Afrobytes, Ammin Youssouf and Haweya Mohamed, held their second annual conference at the Medef in Paris this past June 9th and 10th and Black Enterprise was there to witness it all. Talks ranged from, How to Connect the New African Consumers with Smarter Brands to Making African Fashion Global...

Black Enterprise Editor Honored With ‘Heroine of Excellence’ Award

By: Samara Lynn

BLACK ENTERPRISE Digital Editor Selena Hill was honored as one of several Heroines of Excellence, at the eighth annual Beauty and the Beat award event, last week in New York City.   (Image: Udo Salters Photography)   Hill was awarded as an up-and-coming millennial making an impact through her work in the...

Gold Medalist Simone Manuel Offers Advice on Swimming and Life

By: Lisa Fraser

Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Simone Manuel is only 20-years-old. However, her history-making win at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games—where she became the first African American swimmer to win an individual Olympic Gold medal—has allowed her to become a voice of expertise when it comes to matters of swimming and, to some...

Is Your Campus Racially Literate?

By: Robin White Goode

(Image: iStock/jcarillet)   For a startling 15 minutes at the New York Times Higher Ed Leaders Forum, Shaun R. Harper, founder and executive director of the Center for the Study of Race & Equity in Education at the University of Pennsylvania, held many in the audience spellbound—and more than a...

Transforming Color Into Consciousness

By: Rochelle Soetan

We sat and drank Moroccan tea in the center of her home, an ambiance that appeared as though it was majestically designed for royalty and regaling. I was surrounded by the influence of color, welcoming and expressive, from the collection of African masks on the wall to the chic 20-foot...

The 16 Best Black-Hosted, Smart, and Funny Podcasts of 2017

By: Lisa Fraser

The podcast landscape is currently seeing an uptick in black-hosted and black-curated original podcasts—and we are all here for it. As more black-hosted podcasts have been hitting the scene, from the ratings and reviews, they’re not going anywhere anytime soon. So now is your chance to catch up on these...