Barbados

5 Reasons to Treat Yourself to a Trip to Barbados

Beyond Crop Over, Barbados is a luxury destination enriched with culture and history

Here are five reasons why working professionals and entrepreneurs deserve to book a trip to…

By Selena Hill

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Ray J and business partner, Billy Jones with Scoot-E-Bike at the Staples Center (Image: File)

Just What Is Ray J Doing with a Tech Company?

'At some point, you gotta branch out and start taking the money that you make and investing it.'

I sat down with Ray J to find out why he built his company Raytroniks…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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The For-Profit School Disaster

Trump veers from the approach of the Obama administration in handling of this sector

I’ve written about for-profits before. They’re known for exploiting black and Hispanic students, as well…

By Robin White Goode

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Hurricane Harvey

BE 100s CEO Steps Up to Assist Harvey Victims With $62 Million Fund

Funds will provide, food, childcare, healthcare, and more

Tony Chase, chairman and CEO of ChaseSource L.P. (No. 87 on the BE 100s with…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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Molly Maid Franchisee Is Cleaning Up With Her House Cleaning Service

This Molly Maid owner shares her keys to success in the competitive field of residential cleaning

Even in the competitive field of residential cleaning, an owner can thrive. Lisa Johnson shares…

By Nancy E Williams

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Chicago’s Last Black-Owned Bank Gets $20 Million Cash Infusion

Some say the transaction could help alleviate the violence plaguing The Windy City

To spark economic development activity within the black community, Chicago deposits $20 million into ISF…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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Funderdome - Tara Darnley - Yummy Mitt

Mamapreneur Invents Innovative and Eco-Friendly Baby Teething Solution

The self-professed "introvert entrepreneur" just landed $20,000 in funding for her invention

Tara Darnley pitched her Yummy Mitt teether on Steve Harvey’s Funderdome, winning $20,000 for her…

By Brandon Andrews

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Despite Calls to Postpone, 2017 National HBCU Week Conference Goes On as Scheduled

Trump appoints Holifield to lead White House Initiative on HBCUs

Earlier this week—in spite of calls from Rep. Alma Adams, the Congressional Black Caucus, UNCF,…

By Robin White Goode

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Black-Owned Investment Company’s $700 Million Project Will Redevelop South Central, LA

Mixed-use project still needs final approval from Los Angeles City Council

Calling its approval a “milestone,” Capri Investment Group has the green light to proceed with…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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Black Girl Magic

Nielsen Study Quantifies the Power and Influence of Black Girl Magic

African American women have a gripping influencing in mainstream culture, proving our magic is limitless

African American women are the driving force behind the total black buying power, which is…

By Selena Hill

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chance

Chance the Rapper’s Intern Shares Tips and New Business Venture

Negele 'Hospey' Hospedales shares his philosophy on standing out from the competition and going for your dreams

BE spoke to Hospey, Chance the Rapper’s personal intern, about his advice on how others…

By Mia N. Hall

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Singer Andra Day Channels Billie Holiday in Google Racial Justice Effort

The search engine company expands its social justice mission

On Wednesday, Google launched Andra Day’s cover of Billie Holiday’s classic song about the lynching…

By Samara Lynn

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Apply Now: Black Enterprise TCX Pitch Competition for Tech Startups

It's the perfect opportunity to raise capital and attend the ultimate tech networking event

To enter the Black Enterprise TCX Pitch Competition sponsored by Prudential simply record and upload…

By Samara Lynn

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(Image: 'Spectacular' Blue Smith)

Interview: Pretty Ricky’s Spectacular Makes Money Moves with Adwizar

With hundreds of clients and billions of impressions, Spec has a very successful social media agency

With over hundreds of clients and billions of impressions, Spectacular has a very successful Social…

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She Murdered Her Son, Served Her Time, and Is Now At N.Y.U. Earning a Ph.D.

Do those convicted of the most heinous crimes deserve a place in academia?

Studying now at N.Y.U., Jones also was accepted into Harvard University’s history Ph.D. program. She…

By Samara Lynn

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Facebook Live

How This Texas Etiquette Coach Is Growing Her Business With Facebook Live

Misty Harris, the owner of Texas Etiquette, opens up about her journey to business success

Misty Harris, the director and owner of Texas Etiquette, is growing her business by offering…

By Selena Hill

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Credit Score

The $2 Charge That Dropped My Credit Score 169 Points

This simple mistake comes with a hefty cost

So, my personal credit score dropped a whopping 169 points the other day. I’m almost…

By Selena Hill

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General Motors volunteers help 2nd - 6th grade students at Detroit International Academy Tuesday, September 12, 2017 during a STEM-focused activity in celebration of the GM - Black Girls Code partnership and the launch of a Detroit chapter in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by John F. Martin for General Motors)

GM Catapults Launch of Black Girls Code Detroit Chapter

New opportunities for BGC after pushback of Uber donation

Recently another grant surfaced, along with several other offers allowing the company to raise well…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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Pink Rubber Tires creators - the Pruitte Sisters - with Steve Harvey on Steve Harvey's Funderdome

Sisters Launch Way For Women to Buy Car Tires and Auto Services Without Getting Ripped Off

Twin sisters launch service to help empower women with auto repair and maintenance

Marcia Pruitte-Coleman and Marla Pruitte are the co-founders of Pink Rubber Tires, a service that sells…

By Brandon Andrews

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Basketmate Funderdome

Brother-and-Sister Entrepreneurs Create Unique Laundry Basket

Their invention means never having to struggle carrying laundry

Najma and Yusuf  Jamaludeen are siblings that collaborated to create an innovative laundry product, BasketMate.…

By Brandon Andrews

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