Lifestyle

The 5 Rules of Style for On-Point Women’s Business Attire

By: Sequoia Blodgett

Style is everything. It can be the difference between you having an immaculate or exceptionally crappy day. Black Enterprise caught up with Stylist & CEO of Immaculate Wardrobe, Sophia Hyacinthe, who has built an incredible women’s styling business with over 13 years of styling experience, working with women CEOs of Fortune 500 Companies, publishing...

27 Top Black YouTube Stars From Around the World You Need to Follow

By: Janell Hazelwood

When it comes to the most viewed and popular content, it doesn’t matter how many photos or clever memes you choose to share, video reigns supreme, and many love the options that video-streaming provides. Many of us like to see things live and in action, and the stats don’t lie:...

Gems from Valeisha Butterfield Jones, Dapper Dan, and Other Black Leaders [VIDEO]

By: Selena Hill

It was a night of celebration, inspiration, and black excellence at the New York Urban League’s annual Frederick Douglass Awards Dinner on Tuesday. This year, dozens of influencers, leaders, and luminaries applauded the astounding achievements of three esteemed African American trailblazers: Google executive Valeisha Butterfield Jones, fashion innovator Dapper Dan,...

Michael Curry, Pioneering Bishop, To Speak At Royal Wedding

By: Adedamola Agboola

Presiding bishop Michael Curry of the American Episcopal Church will give a sermon at the royal wedding this Saturday, May 19. Kensington Palace confirmed on Twitter last Saturday that “Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle have asked that The Most Reverend Michael Bruce Curry, the 27th Presiding Bishop and Primate of...

Life and Death Choices: Black Women and Childbirth

By: Samara Lynn

If the reason that black women and babies are dying at much higher rates is largely attributed to institutional racism and the stress that our bodies endure because of it, then how do we educate and inspire confidence in the women who are our country’s most vulnerable pregnant population? We...

Black-ish’s Real Life ‘Bow’ Tells Her Story, Her Way

By: Caroline Clarke

Fans of ABC’s Black-ish had a group meltdown on Twitter the other night during an episode titled, “Blue Valentime,” in which the show’s endearing main characters, Dre (Anthony Anderson) and Bow (Tracee Ellis Ross), confronted a marital split. “Nope….nope….as a child of divorce, I am not about to have Dre...

Exclusive: Laila Ali Talks “Home Made Simple”, The Ali Legacy, And More

By: The Shadow League

Former professional boxer, Laila Ali has always had the gift of giving within her. Even as a little girl, growing up alongside her father, legendary boxer Muhammad Ali, she has witnessed charitable deeds day-in and day-out that have instilled a bigger sense of purpose and passion in her now as an adult. Everything...

This Org is Freeing Black Incarcerated Women for Mother’s Day

By: Selena Hill

While many people plan to spend Mother’s Day honoring the women who’ve raised them and had a positive impact on their lives, millions of African American women will spend the day sitting behind bars—not because they’ve been convicted of a crime, but because they can’t afford to bail themselves out...

Did Tidal Fake 300 Million Streams For Beyonce And Kanye West?

By: Adedamola Agboola

Tidal—Jay-Z’s music streaming platform—is being accused of manipulating its audience’s listening numbers for albums by Beyoncé and Kanye West in order to pay out larger royalties to the artists’ music labels. An investigation, which began in 2017 by Norwegian newspaper Dagens Næringsliv found that Tidal massively inflated 320 million plays for...

Luxury Travel Website Targets Diverse Millennials

By: Sequoia Blodgett

Are you ready to travel in style? Haywire Weekend wants to help. This startup luxury travel website lets you choose which destination island you want to go to and provides you with luxury villas and curated events, and best of all, you’re surrounded by like-minded people. In 2018, Haywire added six...

Is 50 Cent Looking At Getting In The MMA Business?

By: The Shadow League

Bellator is quickly gaining ground in the MMA business since Scott Coker took over in 2014. Now it looks like rapper, entrepreneur, and agitator extraordinaire, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson is interested in the MMA business… Read the full story at Black Enterprise’s partner site, The Shadow League. The post Is...

Ben Carson and Housing Department Sued For Derailing Housing Segregation Rule

By: Adedamola Agboola

A coalition of fair housing advocacy groups have filed a lawsuit in federal court against the Department of Housing and Urban Development  (HUD) along with Secretary Ben Carson for suspending a federal requirement which not only forbade racial discrimination in housing, but mandated local government to work to desegregate their...

The 9 Blackest Moments at the Met Gala [Video + Photos]

By: Selena Hill

Hollywood darlings, fashion powerhouses, and elite socialites convened in New York City Monday night for the annual Met Gala, an exclusive fundraiser to benefit the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute. Attendees adorned angelic looks and costumes as according to the theme: “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.” However,...

Jay-Z Court Order Called ‘Celebrity Witch Hunt’ By Rap Star’s Lawyer

By: Selena Hill

Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter has a court order to appear in Manhattan federal district court today to testify about his joint venture with Iconix Brand Group Inc., which is under a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) probe. Attorney’s representing the hip-hop icon, however, accused the SEC of going on a “celebrity hunt”...