Education

NBA 2K League Finals Aim To Erase The Line Between Athlete And Gamer

By: The Shadow League

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has taken some bold stances during his time as the NBA head honcho. He’s supported legalizing sports betting, ads on NBA jerseys. But, what he proclaimed on April 4th, 2018 could change the way we view professional sports. He called the NBA 2K League the NBA’s...

Her Luncheons Help Women Take a Leap of Faith in Their Career

By: Kandia Johnson

When Safiya J. Simmons came across an article titled “The Confidence Gap” which emphasized how self-doubt continues to hold women back in their careers—she felt an overwhelming desire to create a space where women are equipped to take their careers and lives to the next level. “There are so many...

Chief Diversity Officer of Paris-Based Publicis Groupe Maximizes ‘The Power of One’

By: Derek T. Dingle

For Sandra Sims-Williams, diversity and inclusion represent a deep professional and personal passion, helping to serve as “an active and action-oriented voice for the voiceless.” As chief diversity officer of Paris-based Publicis Groupe, Sims-Williams brings that level of commitment to the development and management of D&I initiatives that impact the 92-year-old company’s...

Bozoma Saint John is Helping Papa John’s Re-Brand

By: Samara Lynn

Marketing diva Bozoma Saint John has a daunting task in her new role as the chief marketing officer at Endeavor Global Marketing—helping  Papa John’s pizza navigate its current public relations nightmare. According to CNN, the beleaguered pizza chain hired the marketing agency after the board pressured founder, chairman, and former CEO...

How This Black Doctor Is Changing The Industry When It Comes To Skin Care

By: Black Enterprise

People of color have been underrepresented by the beauty industry for an immeasurable amount of time. This is particularly true when it comes to hair and skin care products. Products are developed for lighter skin, tested on lighter skin, and in advertisements, demonstrated on lighter skin. Those with darker skin...

Meet the Author Advocating for More Black Stay-At-Home Dads

By: Kandia Johnson

Let’s face it, there are many social constructs changing right now, but a stay-at-home dad is not one of them. However, Jonathan Oliver and his wife, a general cardiologist, decided very early on they would make their own relationship rules. “We knew that given her career path she would want to work...

Podcasting: A Secret Weapon to Help Business Leaders Connect With Employees

By: Kandia Johnson

Over the last two years, organizations and mega-companies such as Prudential, Marriott, and John Hopkins Children Hospital have adopted podcasting as a way to not only connect with consumers but employees as well. Plus, in 2017, according to a recent report from Edison Research, 124 million Americans listened to a podcast....

Major Keys: How to Leverage Social Media for Professional Development

By: Sequoia Blodgett

Over the past week, the National Urban League held their annual conference, this year uniquely titled, “Save Our Cities, Powering the Digital Revolution.” There were lots of conversations taking place including, “Driving an Inclusive Economic Strategy” to “Black Women United: Learning Where the Real Power Lies.” The panel that I...

From Apartment Hangout to One-Day Conference for Creatives of Color

By: Kandia Johnson

In 2016, Imani Ellis, a New York-based entertainment publicist, invited a few friends to her apartment in Harlem to share personal or professional projects they were working on. “Although New York City offered endless opportunities to socialize, it became a challenge to find a safe place to build and collaborate...

How Many Black Male Teachers Did You Have Growing Up?

By: Kandia Johnson

Vincent Cobb II and Rashiid Coleman are the founders behind The Black Male Educators Convening, an organization on a mission to triple the number of highly-effective black male teachers in Philadelphia public schools to 1,000 by 2025. Through a series of programs including a yearly conference, purpose career fair, two-year...

Leadership Lessons From Corporate Icons Ken Chenault and Dick Parsons

By: Derek T. Dingle

At the Senior Multicultural Leaders Conference, hosted by Morgan Stanley, top executives gathered to learn about the latest business, financial, and political trends to effectively navigate in an era of change and uncertainty. One of the most valuable elements of this year’s event, recently held at the Pierre Hotel in...

5 Things to Know About the Black Photographer To Make Vogue History

By: Selena Hill

For the first time in Vogue’s 126-year history, a black photographer will capture the photo that will grace the iconic fashion magazine’s cover. Although Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour usually makes all editorial decisions regarding the cover, it was reported Monday that she has relinquished control over to Beyoncé, the cover...

Troy Carter Leaves Spotify; Rumored Angry Over ‘Hateful Conduct’ Policy

By: Samara Lynn

Variety is reporting that Troy Carter is leaving Spotify in September but will play an advisory role at the company. Carter is the global head of creator services at Spotify, overseeing the company’s relationships with artists, songwriters, and record companies. He is considered a music management mogul and is famous for...

Morgan Stanley Conference Helps Multicultural Leaders Manage in Chaotic World

By: Derek T. Dingle

Scores of business leaders recently gathered at the posh Pierre Hotel in midtown Manhattan to receive the equivalent of a playbook for leading in today’s fast-paced, chaotic times. The attendees, from top executives of the world’s largest corporations to BE 100s CEOs of the nation’s largest black-owned companies, came together...