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Confederate Monuments Removed from College Campuses Across the Country

By: Robin White Goode

Confederate monuments on college campuses are coming down across the United States. (Image: iStock/mcdustelroy)   Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, removed a statue of Robert E. Lee, the former Confederate general, from the entrance of Duke Chapel. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is discussing the removal...

Are You a Manager or a Monster?

By: Cameka Smith

Managing people can be a difficult job. Being a manager takes a special skill set and, unfortunately, not everyone has those skills. (Image: iStock/PeopleImages)   Just because a person is a good employee, does not mean they will be a good manager. Some become managers and turn into monsters. They...

‘Girls Trip’ and Other High-Grossing, Black-Directed Movies

By: Selena Hill

(Image: Instagram/malcolmdlee)   Despite seeing a 12% downturn in box office tickets this summer, Girls Trip, a film celebrating black sisterhood, has earned $100 million. This makes the comedy the first movie with an African American cast, director, and writers to reach this benchmark. As a result, the film’s director,...

JPMorgan Chase Plunks Down $2 Million to Fight Racism after Charlottesville

By: Samara Lynn

JPMorgan Chase announced it is donating $2 million to organizations that fight hate and intolerance after white supremacists descended upon Charlottesville, Virginia, in protest against the dismantling of a Confederate statue. In an emailed press release, the company states that $1 million would be split between the Southern Poverty Law...

Teen Tech Author, Sasha Alston, Globally Inspires Girls to Code

By: Rochelle Soetan

Rosa Parks once said, “Each person must live their life as a model for others.” When 19-year-old tech-savvy scholar and activist, Sasha Ariel Alston, considered how she could use her life, skill set, and knowledge to serve as a model for others to be inspired and courageous, she didn’t hesitate...

Mark Zuckerberg Announces Woman of Color as New CFO of Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

By: Samara Lynn

Mark Zuckerberg announced via his Facebook page that Peggy Abkemeier Alford has been appointed the chief financial officer for the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. (Peggy Abkemeier Alford, far right. Image: Facebook/Mark Zuckerberg)   Zuckerberg wrote that he was “excited” to welcome Abkemeier Alford and also discussed the challenges of running the...

Remembering Dick Gregory: Comedian, Activist, and Entrepreneur

By: Samara Lynn

Iconic comedian and activist Dick Gregory passed away on Saturday at the age of 84. Beginning his career in 1953, Dick Gregory used his comedy to convey his political ideals to white and black audiences alike. (Dick Gregory. Image: Wikimedia/Library of Congress. New York World-Telegram & Sun Collection)   For...

Black Men XCEL: BE Circulation Director Celebrates A Father’s Legacy

By: Alisa Gumbs

In recognition of our very first Black Men XCEL Summit, celebrating the best of black male achievement, the Black Enterprise staff is sharing their stories of the men who’ve had an extraordinary impact in their own lives… Circulation Marketing Director Johann Alleyne-Morris (Photo by Seimond London)   Who is the man...

Black Men XCEL: BE Executive Administrator Celebrates A Brother’s Love

By: Alisa Gumbs

In recognition of our very first Black Men XCEL Summit, celebrating the best of black male achievement, the Black Enterprise staff is sharing their stories of the men who’ve had an extraordinary impact in their own lives… Executive Administrator to Multimedia Sales Yvianne Hyacinthe (Photo by Seimond London)   Who is...

First Comes College—Then Comes Marriage

By: Robin White Goode

College and marriage seem to go together these days. Although it’s true that marriage is on the decline in the U.S., and that the majority of black children are raised by single mothers, it’s also true that college-educated women have seen the least decline in marriage. (Image: iStock/VilliersSteyn)   At...

Meet the 2017 BE Modern Men: Week 3

By: Alisa Gumbs

Did you miss any of our third week of BE Modern Men for 2017?  This year’s 100 Men of Distinction prove their perseverance, sharing how they’ve turned struggle into success. Our third set of 10 honorees starts with digital guru Rae Holliday and also includes a band director, a sports agent, a Hollywood executive,...

Morgan State University Joins Global Partnership

By: Robin White Goode

Morgan State University recently announced that it’s been designated “an official institutional global research partner for civic engagement, innovation, and sustainable development in Africa and the African diaspora at the second biennial Africa Open Data Conference (#AODC17)” held in Accra, Ghana, last month. (MSU’s Dr. Umaru Bah, left, and Dr. Yacob Astatke...

Black Men XCEL: BE Education Editor Celebrates An Uncle’s Intellect

By: Alisa Gumbs

In recognition of our very first Black Men XCEL Summit, celebrating the best of black male achievement, the Black Enterprise staff is sharing their stories of the men who’ve had an extraordinary impact in their own lives… Black Enterprise Education Editor Robin White Goode (Photo by Seimond London)   Who...

Meet the 2017 BE Modern Men: Week 2

By: Alisa Gumbs

Did you miss any of our second week of BE Modern Men for 2017?  This year’s 100 Men of Distinction continue to inspire with their stories, this time sharing the best advice they’ve ever received. Our second set of 10 honorees kicks off with political pollster Cornell Belcher and also includes men...

45 Great Moments in Black Business – No. 32: Black-Owned Investment Bank Smashes Multibillion-Dollar Corporate Finance Barrier

By: Derek T. Dingle

For the 45th Anniversary of the BE 100s—the nation’s largest black-owned businesses—we share 45 milestone events that have had widespread impact on black economic development and American industry across four decades. This tribute salutes the iconic companies and CEOs found on BE’s annual list of the largest black-owned companies. Today...

7 Leading Companies Combating Racism Post Charlottesville

By: Selena Hill

President Donald Trump may have failed the American people in his response to the racially charged violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, that ended the life of an anti-racism protester, but that has not stopped decent Americans, politicians, and business leaders from standing in solidarity against racism. Since the fallout in Charlottesville,...

The ShearShare Power Couple Takes Their Startup to The Next Level

By: Kandia Johnson

Since September 2016, Black Enterprise.com has followed the journey of ShearShare, a marketplace which allows salon and barbershop owners to rent their excess suites and booths to licensed cosmetologists and barbers on demand with their phone, in cities and countries around the world. Courtney Caldwell and Dr. Tye Caldwell (Image: ShearShare)  ...