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Africa’s First Female President Wins $5 Million Leadership Prize

By: Adedamola Agboola

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has been awarded Africa’s most prestigious leadership prize. The former Liberian president was awarded the $5 million Mo Ibrahim Prize in recognition of her leadership in office after serving two terms from 2006 through 2017. Sirleaf, who was the first ever African female head of state, is...

WHAT’S COMING UP ON BLACK ENTERPRISE TV SHOWS THIS WEEKEND: FEB 17

By: Samara Lynn

This weekend, on Our World with Black Enterprise we talk to Kenneth Frazier, chairman and CEO of pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co who shares his secrets to successful leadership. Then, we profile Shashicka Tyre-Hill, the founder of Miracle Home Care out of Georgia. She explains the importance of senior care in today’s world....

Florida School Shooting Suspect Reported To Be White Nationalist

By: Selena Hill

The alleged Florida gunman accused of killing 17 people at a high school Wednesday afternoon in one of the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history, wasn’t just reportedly suffering from mental illness—he’s also a white nationalist.   The Man Behind the Gun Nikolas Cruz, 19, created chaos and frenzy at...

A Heart for Fashion: What Black Women Need to Know about Heart Disease

By: Lydia Blanco

It’s fashion week here in New York City and last week the American Heart Association painted the town red for their Go Red for Women Red Dress Collection fashion show presented by Macys. Thousands of people gathered at the Hammerstein Ballroom in Midtown to raise awareness about Heart Disease. Actress...

Black History Month: Esther Jones, The Original Betty Boop

By: Selena Hill

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on February 8, 2017  Betty Boop is largely recognized as an iconic cartoon character and the first animated American sex symbol. However, her signature style and voice was appropriated by an African American jazz singer and entertainer. During the late 1920s, Esther “Baby...

President Trump Proposes Budget, Infrastructure Plan to Democrats’ Rebuke

By: Adedamola Agboola

Democrats in Congress have issued strong reactions to President Donald Trump’s $200 billion infrastructure plans and proposed $4 trillion budget released on Monday. Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, called the president’s budget proposal and infrastructure plans a “double dose of bad policy.”...

Black Panther’s Costume Designer On Being Inspired by Ancient African Tribes

By: Kandia Johnson

Marvel’s Black Panther movie is one of the most highly anticipated films of 2018. But beyond a star-studded lineup of incredible black talents such as Michael B. Jordan, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Lupita Nyong’o, the film also includes an action-packed storyline equipped with a variety of jaw-dropping costumes. So we caught up...

Co-Founder of Black Lives Matter Talks Misconceptions and Plans for 2018

By: Kandia Johnson

As co-founder of Black Lives Matter, Patrisse Cullors is a modern-day revolutionary igniting change and turning messages into movements about law enforcement accountability and race in America. But beyond activist and co-founder of BLM, she’s a Fulbright Scholar, performance artist, an author of When they Call You A Terrorist, an instant New York Times...

6 Black Fashion Labels to Know, Celebrate, and Support

By: Selena Hill

At the start of New York Fashion Week (NYFW) and just in time for Valentine’s Day, Beyoncé released a new Valentine’s Day-themed collection of merchandise on her website. The 10-piece capsule includes phone cases, hoodies, T-shirts, and undergarments inspired by her hit songs. The pieces, which range from $30 to...

10 Black Olympian Historymakers

By: Selena Hill

A number of black athletes are making history at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, which kicked off earlier this week. This includes Maame Biney, who became the first black woman to join the U.S. Olympic speedskating team at just 17 years old; Erin Jackson, the first black...

Domestic Violence Is a Workplace and Economic Issue [Opinion]

By: Samara Lynn

When I saw the image furiously circulating on the internet of former White House staff secretary Rob Porter’s ex-wife Colbie Holderness’ black eye she says resulted from Porter hitting her, I got angry and then sick. Domestic violence needs to be part of the #metoo conversation.   (Image: Twitter) Unfortunately,...

How This Woman Brought South African Flavor to New York Fashion Week

By: Kandia Johnson

Nandi Madida is a South African actress, media personality, and fashion designer behind the clothing line Colour—a ready-to-wear label that offers Afrocentric inspired bespoke power suits for women. The aesthetic of the suits are inspired by the rainbow nation, a term describing South Africa and its multicultural diversity. Recently, Madida debuted her...

Miami Giving Spree: Drake Donates More than $100,000 to Those in Need

By: Janell Hazelwood

Well, there’s one platinum-selling rapper who’s making philanthropy part of “God’s Plan.” Aubrey “Drake” Graham has been spreading the love like it’s Christmas with recent acts of kindness in Miami. According to reports, he recently footed the bill for customers’ groceries at local supermarket Sabor Tropical and then ventured to...

This Day In Black History: ‘Home Run King’ Is Born

By: Cristie Leondis

Henry Louis Aaron, nicknamed ‘Hammerin’ Hank,’ was born the third of eight on Feb. 5, 1934 in an underprivileged neighborhood in Mobile, Alabama. At the young age of 8, Henry and his family moved to Toulminville, a middle-class neighborhood nearby, where he developed a passion for baseball and football. He...