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The Boss Moves of Martin Luther King Jr.

What is your greatest memory of MLK?

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You Don’t Say! 10 Unbelievable Myths About Black People

As Black History Month comes to an end, Black Enterprise explores 10 of the most…

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California Attorney General Kamala Harris Talks Trafficking in Our ‘Impact Players Series’

The state’s first female Attorney General sat down with Reuters Impact Players host Robert Wolf…

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Historic Black Enterprise Magazine Covers: Pres. Obama, March 2009

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Historic Black Enterprise Magazine Covers: Black Excellence, June 1997

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Historic Black Enterprise Magazine Covers: Ronald H. Brown, June 1996

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Historic Black Enterprise Magazine Covers: Ann C. Fudge, August 1994

On this cover, we profile Ann C. Fudge who became president of the Maxwell House…

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Historic Black Enterprise Magazine Covers: November, 1993

The sale of Johnson Products Co., the hair care products company known for Ultra Sheen…

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Historic Black Enterprise Magazine Covers: Russell Simmons, December, 1992

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Historic Black Enterprise Magazine Covers: Bob Johnson, May, 1992

Bob Johnson eventually takes BET and sells it for $3 billion to media giant Viacom.

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Historic Black Enterprise Magazine Covers: Virginia’s 1st Black Governor, January, 1989

The editors of BE predicted L. Douglas Wilder would become the governor of Virginia

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Historic Black Enterprise Magazine Covers: 25 Best Corporate Managers, Feb 1988

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Historic Black Enterprise Magazine Covers: Reginald Lewis’ $985 Billion Deal, Nov 1987

Check out this Black Enterprise Magazine cover from November 1987 featuring Reginald Lewis and his…

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Historic Black Enterprise Magazine Covers: Oprah’s Rise, December 1986

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Ariel Investments John Rogers Talks Diversity, Business in Our ‘Impact Players’ Series

Ariel Investments CEO John Rogers sits down with Reuters Impact Players host Robert Wolf in…

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Historic Black Enterprise Magazine Covers: Black America’s Economic Outlook, January 1984

BE was one of the first publications to establish a board of economists.

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You Make Me Better…Most Iconic Black Business-Celebrity Relationships Ever

Ossie and Ruby, Will and Jada and more

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Historic Black Enterprise Covers: Jesse Jackson’s Rise, Nov 1983

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Historic Black Enterprise Magazine Covers: Jobs in Science and Tech, Feb 1983

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Historic Black Enterprise Magazine Covers: Commercial Success, Dec 1981

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: C.H. James III

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Black Birthdays for Feb 27th: Chili, Marian Anderson and More

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Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 27th

Today’s Black History Month facts focus on Marian Anderson and Debi Thomas

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter

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Black Birthdays for Feb 26th: Erykah Badu, Bill Duke and More

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Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 26th

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: Berry Gordy

Today, February 25th, we have a quote from Motown legend and founder Berry Gordy.

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Black Birthdays for Feb 25th: NBA Center Joakim Noah

Below you will find the individuals, both still alive and those who have passed away,…

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Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 25th

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Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 22nd

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: Hank Aaron

Today, February 22nd, we have a quote from MLB legend and former BE 100s CEO,…

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: Maynard H. Jackson

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Black Birthdays for Feb 21st: Nina Simone, Robert Mugabe and More

Happy Birthday to Nina Simone, Corbin Bleu, Robert Mugabe and others

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In 1964, Wallace talked with Malcolm X in his home for one of few interviews conducted shortly before the leader's assassination. Wallace would count the Nation of Islam leader as a friend thereafter. His interview gave one of the first mainstream glimpses into Malcolm X's beliefs and the concept of "invisible movements" occurring nationwide during a time of high civil unrest. 


"...Negroes are banning together, in different kinds of movements, all kinds of movements," Malcolm X said. "They remain almost invisible ...When I say invisible I mean invisible in the sense that their existence is unknown and no matter how much you try and track them down, you can't find them. And never try and find them through the Negro leaders. The Negro leaders are famous as apologists. If you recall, one of the most famous Negro leaders in 1959 was asked by you about the Black Muslim Movement, and he said he knew nothing about it..."

Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 21st

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Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 20th

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: Nelson Mandela

We will publish a landmark quote from an African American legend every day of Black…

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Black Birthdays for Feb 20th: Rihanna, Charles Barkley and More

Today Rihanna and Charles Barkley celebrate their birthday’s to name a few

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Black Birthdays for February 19th: Seal and Smokey Robinson

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FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2010 file photo, singer Smokey Robinson is photographed backstage at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, file)

Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 19th

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: Ursula Burns

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GALLERIES
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Although Vick’s VapoRub suggests applying its topical ointment to the chest and throat, this staple of Black medicine cabinets has been applied directly to the nose almost since its creation over 100 years ago.

Get Well Soon: Remembering Our Grandparents’ Go-To Remedies

As Black History Month continues, Black Enterprise takes a look at some of our grandparents…

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So Many Tears: The Most Devastating Moments in Black History

From Malcolm X to James Byrd, Jr., Black Enterprise looks back at some of Black…

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You Make Me Better…Most Iconic Black Business-Celebrity Relationships Ever

Ossie and Ruby, Will and Jada and more

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Black Supermodels who Paved the Way

Check out the black models who paved the way for today’s stars.

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Black Comedians Who Paved the Way for Today’s Stars

Had it not been for comedians like Richard Pryor and Redd Foxx, comics like Kevin…

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The Men Behind Dr. Martin Luther King: Where Are They Now?

While he has become the face of the Civil Rights Movement, he had some equally…

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Why Can’t we Celebrate Black History Year?

Why not do it all year? Why can’t we celebrate Black History Year?

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Has Black History Month Been a Failure?

Young black school children don’t learn that our people mapped, calculated and erected some of…

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Does Black History Month Represent All Blacks?

The origins of this month began in 1926

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