Business

[WATCH] Game-Changing Career Advice From Most Powerful Exec Ann-Marie Campbell

By: Alisa Gumbs

She’s one of Black Enterprise’s Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America, and she’s sharing the career advice that got her there. Ann-Marie Campbell, the executive vice president of U.S. stores for The Home Depot, leads the three U.S. operating divisions of the world’s largest home improvement retailer, including around 400,000...

Like Omarosa, Atlanta’s Mayoral Race Loser May Need an Escort Out

By: Caroline Clarke

Lost in all the drama surrounding the victory Alabama’s women of color helped deliver to Doug Jones and the collective “Bye Felicia” black women had for Omarosa Manigault Newman as she exited her White House job late last week, was the ongoing refusal of Mary Norwood, a white Republican, to...

The Ultimate #BuyBlack Holiday Gift Guide

By: BLACK ENTERPRISE Editors

Black Enterprise is proud to launch the ultimate holiday gift guide of vetted products and services from black-owned businesses. These gifts include software, fashion and beauty products, food, and much more. This gift guide will be updated weekly right up to the holidays, so check back often for great gift ideas....

Trailblazer Anita Hill Now Fighting Sexual Harassment in Hollywood

By: Alisa Gumbs

Hollywood execs are taking the rampant problem of sexual harassment into their own hands, founding and funding a commission to explore solutions and naming Anita Hill as the chair. The Commission on Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality in the Workplace was established Friday, with support from the heads of some of...

Grammy-Nominated PJ Morton Builds Business Brand Verse by Verse

By: Kemberley Washington, CPA

  If you listen to the sounds of PJ Morton, you will know there is something different about him. His music is unique and gives off a sound of love, soul, and harmony. Although he grew up as a preacher’s kid in New Orleans to the well-known pastors Paul Morton...

The Ultimate #BuyBlack Holiday Gift Guide: Clothing and Jewelry

By: BLACK ENTERPRISE Editors

I AM HER Apparel www.iamherapparel.com I AM HER Apparel is a collection of unapologetic, trendy clothing that makes powerful statements. (Image: iamherapparel.com) Nubian Skin Nubian Skin launched with a carefully edited collection of lingerie and hosiery to provide the essential underwear needs of women of color. Headquartered in London, Nubian...

The Ultimate #BuyBlack Holiday Gift Guide: Tech, Recreation, and Games

By: BLACK ENTERPRISE Editors

Cards For All People cardsforallpeople.com Trivia gaming company that celebrates diversity and inclusion. By infusing humor with trivia the company creates opportunities to highlight cultural micro-communities and the issues they care about while keeping it entertaining. Games include Black Card Revoked and Girls Night Out. (Image: cardsforallpeople/Instagram) MekaMon Robots mekamon.com...

The Ultimate #BuyBlack Holiday Gift Guide: Health, Wellness, and Beauty

By: BLACK ENTERPRISE Editors

LivSo livso.com and Amazon Shampoo, conditioner, and moisturizing scalp lotion created by a black woman dermatologist, Dr. Shari Hicks-Graham, to fight extreme dry and itchy scalp for men and women with textured hair—without ripping the hair of its moisture. (Image: LivSo.com) Nubian Heritage nubianheritage.com Nubian Heritage creates a line of...

The Ultimate #BuyBlack Holiday Gift Guide: Home and Decoration

By: BLACK ENTERPRISE Editors

Beddley beddley.com Beddley makes gorgeous, snuggly duvet covers designed to cover a duvet with zero hassle. (Image: beddley.com) That Melanin Life That Melanin Life is a home decor and stationery shop that celebrates all melanin beauty (from the Sista Circle: Black Women in Tech, Holiday Gift Guide curated by Sista Circle...

The Ultimate #BuyBlack Holiday Gift Guide: Unique

By: BLACK ENTERPRISE Editors

Ivy Storehouse Box ivystorehouse.com Alpha Kappa Alpha sisters will love this subscription box tailored to the tastes of this sorority’s members. According to the company’s website, The Ivy box is “a curated package of licensed Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. products delivered to your doorstep. Every month, we pick high-quality...

The Ultimate #BuyBlack Holiday Gift Guide: Food and Drink

By: BLACK ENTERPRISE Editors

Chocberry Kreations chocberrykreations.com Know someone who is always here for chocolate-covered strawberries? Chocberry Kreations allows them to become their own chocolatiers with this DIY chocolate dipping kit. (Image: chocberrykreations.com) Capital City Mambo Sauce Capital City Co. is a  family-owned company based in the Maryland suburbs, owned by Charles and Arsha Jones....

50 Cent Signs New Lucrative Business Deal With Starz

By: Selena Hill

Despite filing for bankruptcy last year, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson continues to soar as an iconic hip hop artist, savvy businessman, and one of the biggest producers on television. Jackson, who graced the cover of Black Enterprise in January 2011, recently inked an eight-figure deal with Starz to continue creating...

Diddy And Steph Curry Want To Own The Carolina Panthers

By: The Shadow League

With the horrendous culture of sexual harassment fostered by Panthers’ owner Jerry Richardson being exposed, the team announced that it would be pulling a Donald Sterling and put itself up for sale by Richardson. Jerry Richardson announces he will put the Panthers up for sale. pic.twitter.com/9RG1T4ccJP— The Shadow League (@ShadowLeagueTSL) December...

Travel App Localeur Raises an Additional $500,000 from Angel Investors

By: Sequoia Blodgett

Several months ago, Localuer, a community of locals who share their favorite places to eat, drink and play with travelers, was closing up an Angel round that equated to approx. $3 million. Well, fast forward, Localeur has made some additional strides in their journey. User Interface (Image: Localeur)   Recently...

Conversations About Charters and School Segregation Need More Nuance, Ed Leader Says

By: Robin White Goode

I happened across a thoughtful article, “Concerns Over Charters and School Segregation Are Misplaced,” by Brandie Burris Gallagher, policy director of EdAllies, an organization in Minnesota that works to make sure “that every young Minnesotan has access to a rigorous and engaging education.” The organization prioritizes the needs of underserved...

How This Entrepreneur Uses Pop-Up Markets to Grow Her Business

By: Kandia Johnson

While many new business owners dream of owning a retail shop, pop-up markets are increasingly growing in popularity as a means to boost profits while reaching new audiences. As CEO of The Brown Crayon Project and a veteran vendor of pop-up shops like The Black Owned Market, Selma Idris knows firsthand...