Education

Reigniting Your Passion With This Faith-Based Conference for Millennials

By: Rochelle Turner

Earlier this year, Black Enterprise had the opportunity to attend the first ever Passion is Pursuit Conference—an entertainment and media conference for entrepreneurial millennials of faith. From start to finish, the room buzzed with excitement: passionate entrepreneurs eager to connect, sponging up the invaluable information provided by the panelists and...

[OPINION]: This Male Millennial Wants You To Know: Women Harass Men, Too

By: Samara Lynn

Women—and even some men—are going public, almost daily, accusing men of sexual misconduct within the workplace. Rarely do we hear stories of men being sexually harassed by women at work, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen. In the midst of several disturbing allegations of sexual misconduct coming out in...

BET Show, ‘The Quad,’ Will Train 8 HBCU Students in TV Production

By: Robin White Goode

The producers of the BET drama The Quad have selected eight students from historically black colleges to participate in a paid internship that provides training in multiple departments while the show’s second season is in production. For its first year, The Quad Internship Program has selected students from the Atlanta University Center...

Can A Sista Get Some Help? Black Women Less Supported At Work

By: Alisa Gumbs

A new study is shining a light on the issues black women are dealing with at work. According to Women in the Workplace 2017, a comprehensive study of gender issues in corporate America, women of color face the most obstacles and receive the least support.   (Image: iStock/XiXinXing)    ...

From Laid-Off Marketing Executive to Sought-After Makeup Artist

By: Kandia Johnson

Tiyana Robinson went from being a laid-off sales and marketing executive to a well-regarded makeup artist in Washington, D.C., with a thriving business in just three years. She also has nearly 50,000 Instagram followers. “I never knew that being a professional makeup artist was a viable career option,” says Robinson....

Psychologist Dr. Samantha on Overcoming Our ‘Internal Self-Image Problems’

By: Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

Psychologist Dr. Samantha Madhosingh is the founder and CEO of ElevateHER, an organization serving women leaders by providing key strategies to rewire their brains, achieve mindset mastery, maximize communication and relationships, and ultimately create a legacy of lasting wealth. Her cutting-edge, proprietary system is built on principles of neuroscience, human...

TV Journalist Sharon Epperson Battles Back from Brain Injury

By: Alisa Gumbs

Sharon Epperson is vigilant about her annual mammograms. In fact, when she went in for her most recent exam, the impressed technician noted that it was almost a year to the day since Epperson’s last scan for breast cancer. Sharon Epperson (Photo courtesy of CNBC)   Little did the tech...

From Wall Street to Entrepreneurship: Brandon Bryant’s Journey to Success

By: Selena Hill

Brandon Bryant is a former investment banker who spent three years working on Wall Street before stepping into his passion as an entrepreneur. Now, the twentysomething-year-old is on a mission is to invest in 1,000 companies in Harlem through his impact venture firm, Harlem Capital Partners, which focuses on investing...

Digital Guru Kirk McDonald Just Named Top Executive of AT&T’s Advertising Arm

By: Samara Lynn

On Thursday, AT&T announced Kirk McDonald, one of the most well-regarded digital and advertising gurus in the media and business worlds, as chief marketing officer of AT&T’s advertising and analytics company. (Kirk McDonald. Image: pubmatic.com)   With a quarter of a century’s experience in media, branding, and advertising, McDonald was...

5 Success Strategies from the Most Powerful Man in Tech

By: Derek T. Dingle

During our recent Silicon Valley-based TechConneXt Summit 3.0, I gained the rare opportunity to interview the most powerful man in tech for an upcoming episode of Our World with BLACK ENTERPRISE television show: John Wendell Thompson, independent chairman of Microsoft Corp., the $90 billion tech leviathan. BLACK ENTERPRISE presented Thompson with...

7 Ways to Make Monday Your Favorite Day of the Work Week

By: Samara Lynn

There is scientific evidence as to why people hate Monday so much. One reason is that many tend to sleep in on the weekends. Doing so is actually counterproductive to having an energetic Monday morning, according to scientists, because that deviates from weekly sleep patterns.   (Image: iStock/AndreyPopov)   If...

4 Black Women Who’ve Recently Made History in Their Local Communities

By: Selena Hill

Read about the accomplishments of four outstanding African American women who have excelled to the top of their companies and organizations, and ultimately, made significant marks in their fields.   Breanna Holbert    (Breanna Holbert | Photo Credi: Facebook/Breanna Holbert)   Earlier this week, Black Enterprise reported that Breanna Holbert became...

How to Get Over Your Fear of Self-Promotion

By: Kandia Johnson

“It’s embarrassing.” I’m afraid of sounding conceited or arrogant.” Promoting yourself in the digital age can feel downright sleazy and self-serving for many people. But if you’re an entrepreneur looking to attract customers or an employee ready to advance to the next level, selling yourself is critical for your survival...

4 Simple Ways to Show Your Value At Work

By: Kandia Johnson

If you’re like most people, you’ll reach a point in your career, when you’ll be ready to get promoted or ask your employer for a pay raise. But take note; your success depends greatly on the value you’ve demonstrated in the workplace.   (Image: iStock.com/PeopleImages)   Based on your employer,...

27 Things White People Should Never, Ever Say to Their Black Co-Workers

By: Samara Lynn

We are living in tempestuous times. Tempers are flaring over issues related to politics, race, and gender almost hourly across social media. While most agree these issues aren’t appropriate to discuss at work, they inevitably do come up. However, in order to keep the peace with their co-workers of color,...

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Are Back and April O’Neil is Black!

By: Sequoia Blodgett

It’s the return of “turtle power,” and this time the character lineup has taken an interesting turn. With Nickelodeon’s new animated series Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the turtles’ human ally, April O’Neil, will now be voiced by actress Kat Graham.   (Image: Instagram/Kat Graham)   Graham has had an...