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Tyra Banks, well known for her modeling days, has added yet another highlight to her resume. She recently debuted as an author with her first written work Modelland, a young adult novel. Modelland is a story about a fantasy world where models are “super”. They have the power and the magic...

Legendary Entertainm...

Legendary entertainment and banking industry giant, Don Davis has died. The Wilmore Agency announced that Davis died on June 5 after a brief illness. Davis led First Independence Bank, Michigan’s only African American-owned and operated commercial bank with $204 million in assets (as of ...

Report: Black, Hispa...

New numbers released in a report Wednesday, show just how brutal it really is for black and Hispanic entrepreneurs looking to secure funding or small business loans. This after, several government programs have been created to direct more work and funding to help even the playing field in the...

Is Peer-to-Peer Fina...

Access to capital remains one of the most challenging hurdles for African American entrepreneurs. Bank loans have for years been a challenge to obtain and become all but impossible following the credit crisis a few years ago. This has led many entrepreneurs to seek alternative financing –...

Small Business is Bi...

Drive, determination, and tenacity are traits possessed by the 1,200 professionals who converged for Black Enterprise’s Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo hosted by Nationwide Insurance. Ambitious attendees embodying the theme “Small Business Is Big Business” flocked to Hilton...

What it Takes to Rec...

What does it take to recharge your career? A big part of it is re-evaluating where you fit in the job market. There are strategies that can be implemented, but for many professionals it also requires being less rigid and less timid in their perspectives around finding work. “Reinventing...

2012 Best Companies ...

Michael L. Thompson, CEO of Fair Oaks Farms L.L.C., and his relationship with McDonald’s USA demonstrate how the nation’s largest fast-food company makes supplier diversity work. Fair Oaks Farms (No. 15 on the BE Industrial/Service Companies list with $288.7 million in revenues) supplies...

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How I Did It: Catwal...

Celebrity runway coach, J. Alexander (Image: File) Dubbed the “Queen of the Catwalk,” J. Alexander aka Miss J is known as the outspoken and fierce runway coach from America’s Next Top Model. The man who began his career as a model for Jean Paul Gaultier, eventually transitioned into a...

BE NEXT: 13 Young In...

The importance of good design transcends all industries. However, aspiring designers are often discouraged from pursuing careers in the arts because of the perception that there is no money to be made. But today, more than ever, technology has extended its influence on the design world...