Business

Leading the Push for Media Diversity

By: Tia Walker

David Morgan is the managing partner of D. Morgan & Partners, a company in service to those in government as well as the private sector that specializes in developing and implementing advocacy and communication strategies relating to taxes, public-private-partnerships, financial regulations, and media. Much of Morgan’s work and that of the Multicultural...

CariClub Helps Young Professionals Join Nonprofit Boards

By: Sequoia Blodgett

Rhoden Monrose moved to the states from St. Lucia when he was 12 years old. Planting in Harlem, he was heavily involved in after-school and nonprofit programs, benefiting from the services they provided. When deciding to create a company, these memories propelled Monrose forward.  In 2014, Monrose was working at Citigroup as a derivatives...

53-Year-Old Kimberly Moore Launches Ridesharing Platform for Students

By: Sequoia Blodgett

Silicon Valley entrepreneurs are typically known to be white, middle-aged men who graduated from top Ivy League schools, but not Kimberly Moore. At the illustrious age of 53, Moore is just getting started. She took the leap of faith to launch CarpooltoSchool, a safe & reliable school carpool solution and so far so...

Millennial Moves: Meet the Marketer Behind Those 40oz Bounce Tours

By: Dev T. Smith

Devin Cobbs understands the value of creating space for genuine human connection. Cobbs is the marketing force behind the 40oz Bounce tour, and most recently the 4 Lovers Only R&B party. Originally from South Carolina, Cobbs moved to New York with dreams of being a journalist but ended up homeless. “Nobody knew...

Marvin Ellison, JCPenney CEO, Resigns For Top Job At Lowe’s

By: Adedamola Agboola

Marvin Ellison, chief executive officer of J.C. Penney Corp. Inc. and BE’s 2016 Corporate Executive of the Year, will take over as Lowe’s new president and CEO, the company announced Tuesday. He will assume the position on July 2, and will also join Lowe’s board of directors at that time,...

The Obamas Finalize Multiyear Deal To Produce Films And Shows For Netflix

By: Adedamola Agboola

Netflix finally announced its deal with the Obamas to produce a series of high-profile films and series under the former first couple’s own production company. Although details of the deal are still under wraps, Netflix said that the former couple has signed a multiyear agreement to produce films and series...

The Hairbrella Is A New Way to Protect Your Hair From the Rain

By: Brandon Andrews

Meet Tracey Pickett. She is a young entrepreneur whose company has created the Hairbrella, an innovative way to protect hair and makeup from getting ruined in inclement weather. Think of a rain hat for your hair, but the company stresses that “this is not your Grandma’s hair bonnet” on its Facebook page....

Multicultural Professionals Challenge Silicon Valley to Build Diverse Workforce

By: Sequoia Blodgett

There has long been a conversation in Silicon Valley in regards to not just hiring more diverse candidates but, actually retaining the talent. Recently, BeVisible’s #BeWokeSF, a conference in the Bay Area took place challenging Silicon Valley to do more than just hit certain diversity numbers. Their demand was that companies...

Could This Be The Only Black-Owned Trampoline Park?

By: Daron Pressley

Gravity Indoor Trampoline Park is a family entertainment indoor park that is owned and operated by the Williamses, an African American family. Trampoline parks have exploded into a $1 billion industry with upwards of 700 parks globally. The Williamses saw a unique opportunity to provide this fun experience for people...

Are you prepared for new GDPR laws? Here are 5 Ways to Do So

By: Felecia Hatcher

Many U.S. businesses are not taking the new GDPR law seriously because it’s an EU regulation but if your business is not in compliance by May 25, 2018, get prepared for serious fines! General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a strict set of new rules out of the EU controlling...

The Black Woman Taking Over the Hair Extension Retail Market

By: Sequoia Blodgett

Lia Dias is the definition of a girl boss. She took the leap of faith to attack the hair extension business head-on. After becoming the proud owner of The Girl Cave Los Angeles, a one-stop shop for all the things hair and clothing, she took on two other ventures opening...

Top 25 Motivational Quotes For Entrepreneurs To Keep You Going

By: Sequoia Blodgett

There are many more entrepreneurs of color than ever. According to the Minority Business Development Agency, “Minority-owned businesses grew more than four times as fast as U.S. firms overall between 1992 and 1997, increasing from 2.1 million to about 2.8 million firms, according to a report released today [PDF] by the Commerce...

The 5 Rules of Style for On-Point Women’s Business Attire

By: Sequoia Blodgett

Style is everything. It can be the difference between you having an immaculate or exceptionally crappy day. Black Enterprise caught up with Stylist & CEO of Immaculate Wardrobe, Sophia Hyacinthe, who has built an incredible women’s styling business with over 13 years of styling experience, working with women CEOs of Fortune 500 Companies, publishing...

This Ex-Googler Designs Some of the Coolest Nigerian Office Spaces

By: Sequoia Blodgett

Through Spacefinish, a design and innovation company based in Lagos, Nigeria, founder Remi Dada wants to make every Nigerian office as innovative as their counterparts in Silicon Valley. Dada’s goal is to bring the Valley to Africa by redesigning office spaces for both startups and established companies. Dada started his career wanting...