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Nielsen Study Quantifies the Power and Influence of Black Girl Magic

By: Selena Hill

The power of Black Girl Magic just got real. More than a hashtag or catchphrase, Black Girl Magic is a mantra that celebrates the achievements, strength, and sisterhood of black girls and women around the diaspora. Those three simple words profess our beauty, creativity, and brilliance, which has been imitated...

Kevin Liles’ Discovers Next Big Voice In Hip Hop Through Hashtag Challenge

By: Selena Hill

After launching a national freestyle competition earlier this year, music mogul Kevin Liles has found and signed the next big voice in hip hop.   [Image: #freestyle50 cypher winner Y.K Supe (middle) pictured with Smack White (host), his guest, Sway Calloway (host), Jessica Thorpe (Corporate Communications, Verizon), London On Da Track,...

Stephen A. Smith on Kaepernick: ‘Stay the Hell Away From Me’

By: Samara Lynn

Colin Kaepernick has remained a news fixture for well over a year now and was even brought up during a riveting panel at Black Enterprise’s inaugural Black Men XCEL Summit. (L-R: Keith Clinkscales, Stephen A. Smith, and Rod Strickland. Image: File)   The panel, “Black Men in Sports: The Good,...

#ReadABookDay – The 10 Books That Should Be Part of Your Kid’s Childhood

By: Robin White Goode

On Twitter I learned that today is #ReadABookDay—but as Lisa Lucas, the unbelievably lucky person to be executive director of the National Book Foundation, tweeted, “Every day is #ReadABookDay, but I’ll play!”   I mean, every day is #ReadABookDay, but I’ll play! — Lisa Lucas (@likaluca) September 6, 2017 I...

AT&T Seeks Black Filmmakers for 2018 Tribeca Film Festival

By: Kandia Johnson

AT&T, the Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) and Tribeca Film Institute have announced an open call for aspiring black filmmakers. Not only will filmmakers get the chance to debut their films at one of the most anticipated festivals of the year, they will also have a chance to win $1 million...

Husband and Wife Build Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival Into a 15-Year Brand

By: Gwendolyn Quinn

Celebrating 15 successful years, the 2017 Run&Shoot Filmworks’ Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival (MVAAFF) screened more than 60 features, short films, documentaries, and television series. The six-day festival featured the movies Marshall, Detroit, Crown Heights, and Rodney King; and two episodes from Spike Lee’s new television show She’s Gotta Have It and...

The Importance of Meditation at Work

By: Selena Hill

Having one of those days when you’re buried in paperwork while your boss piles on a list of unrealistic demands and a difficult co-worker manages to get on your very last nerve? If so, then it may be time for you to step away from your desk and take some time to meditate....

Six Things Black People Should Always Hold Valuable

By: Jerome D. Love

In 2004, I founded the Texas Black Expo. My goal was simple: to create economic synergy for black businesses by providing a stage for them to expose their businesses to thousands of people at one place. In essence, to highlight the value of black businesses and increase their capital so...

Why Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather is an Undisputed Champ in Boxing and Business

By: Selena Hill

(Image: Floyd Mayweather via Instagram/floydmayweather)   If you wonder why six-time boxing champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather came out of retirement to face off with Conor McGregor, a UFC star who’s never stepped into a professional boxing ring, part of that answer is simple and, somewhat, obvious: it’s about the money. “If...

‘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,...

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...

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,...

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...