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Malcolm X’s Daughters Launching a New Malcolm X Clothing Site

By: Sequoia Blodgett

The sisters, Qubilah Shabazz, Ilyasah Shabazz, Attallah Shabazz, Malikah Shabazz, Malaak Shabazz, and Gamilah Lumumba Shabazz have partnered with technology company Hingeto, to bring the apparel line to life. Malcolm X’s Daughters L to R: Qubilah Shabazz, Gamilah Lumumba Shabazz Malaak Shabazz, Attallah Shabazz, Ilyasah Shabazz (Image: malcolmxlegacy.com)   “Honoring Malcolm X’s legacy via a clothing store is...

Steve Stoute’s New Venture, UnitedMasters, Disrupts the Record Industry

By: Sequoia Blodgett

The record industry has been ripe for disruption for years and who better to do it than music veteran Steve Stoute. His new venture, UnitedMasters, will help up-and-coming artists get their music on streaming platforms such as Spotify and Pandora and use online tools to market the musicians and help them...

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...

Taylor Bennett and Urban Outfitters Are Giving Back to Homeless Youth

By: Selena Hill

Independent music artist and entrepreneur Taylor Bennett is partnering with Urban Outfitters to give back to homeless youth this holiday season. The 21-year-old Chicago native, who happens to be the younger brother of hip-hop star Chance The Rapper, is one of eight creatives selected to participate in “The Giving Guide”...

How Much Are Your Favorite Black Power Couples Worth?

By: Selena Hill

In addition to being a leading example of the beauty of black love, these celebrity power couples have accumulated a massive combined net worth.   1. Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade   (Image: Instagram/GabUnion)   Gabrielle Union, 45, recently opened up about her marriage to NBA superstar Dwyane Wade, 35, in her...

Monday Motivation: How To Keep Going, From A 102-Year-Old Runner

By: Alisa Gumbs

Ida Keeling’s life story is rife with motivation. The 102-year-old began working at age 12 to help provide for her immigrant family, lived through the Great Depression and the civil rights movement, raised four children as a single mother, and then set world records as a runner—in her 90s. (Photo courtesy...

This Woman’s Plan to Improve the Quality of Life for Dialysis Patients

By: Kandia Johnson

Due to high rates of diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease, blacks and African Americans have an increased risk of developing kidney failure, according to Kidney.org.  As a result, Kidney.org also reports African Americans represent more than 35% of all patients in the United States receiving dialysis for kidney...

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...

Jay Ellis Named 2018 Ambassador for American Black Film Festival

By: Alisa Gumbs

Actor Jay Ellis, best known for his role on HBO’s Insecure, has been named the 2018 celebrity ambassador for the American Black Film Festival, which was launched by Jeff Friday over two decades ago.       “Jeff’s vision for ABFF and his continued passion to create a platform for...

Will.i.am Raises $117 Million to Scale A.I. Platform Omega

By: Sequoia Blodgett

In addition to being a super-creative talent from The Black Eyed Peas, Will.i.am has been playing quite heavily in the tech space. We watched him host Apple’s new series Planet of the Apps, alongside Jessica Alba, Gary Vaynerchuk, and Gwyneth Paltrow, without too much knowledge of what he was working on… until now. Introducing, I.am+, a...

Ray J Closes $31 Million Deal to Launch Raycon

By: Sequoia Blodgett

We have been covering the story of Raytroniks for a while now and the company has just taken a massive leap forward. Ray J has recently closed a $31 million deal securing the launch of his electronics transportation company, now branded Raycon. According to a recent press release, the $31 million...

Black Vote Stops Trump Bump for GOP in Statewide Races on Election Day

By: Derek T. Dingle

The outcome of two major contests—gubernatorial races in Virginia and New Jersey—demonstrated that Donald Trump did not have coattails to carry the GOP to victory. A year after the election that ushered in the incendiary Trump presidency, Democrats achieved huge wins and a much-needed momentum boost on Election Day after...

One Benefit of Being Black: We’re More Resilient to Stress

By: Alisa Gumbs

By all accounts, being black in America is stressful. But African Americans seem to have found a way to prevent some of the effects of that stress.     (Image: iStock/g-stockstudio)   Researcher Shervin Assari and his colleagues, through numerous studies, have shown that blacks seem to overcome many of the...

5 Black-Owned Cosmetic Products to Treat Acne and Dark Marks for People of Color

By: Selena Hill

Many people get an occasional zit here and there, but dealing with constant acne can be extremely frustrating, especially for people of color. In addition to suffering from blackheads, razor bumps, and pimples, people with brown skin share common skincare concerns such as acne-related dark marks due to hyperpigmentation. Those with...

Nurse Alice: An Innovative Treatment for Blindness

By: nursealice

A potentially groundbreaking treatment for a rare form of blindness moved one step closer to U.S. approval last week, as federal health advisers endorsed the experimental gene therapy for patients with an inherited condition that gradually destroys eyesight. (Image: iStick/XiXinXing) The panel of experts to the FDA voted unanimously in favor...