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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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The Boss Moves of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

What is your greatest memory of MLK?

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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

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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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Historic Black Enterprise Magazine Covers: Blacks vs White Women in Executive Suite, Sept. 1980

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Black History Month: Valerie Jarrett Talks Obama, Career in ‘Impact Players’ Series

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Historic Black Enterprise Magazine Covers: Blacks in Record Industry, December 1979

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Historic Black Enterprise Magazine Covers: The Beauty Care Industry, August 1978

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The First 5 African-Americans to be Featured on U.S. Stamps

It’s no secret that African-Americans have contributed to the development of the United States; more…

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Historic Black Enterprise Magazine Covers: Black-Owned Farms, May 1978

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Historic Black Enterprise Magazine Covers: Ernesta Procope, August 1974

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Historic Black Enterprise Magazine Covers: BE 100, June 1973

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Historic Black Enterprise Magazine Covers: Vietnam War, February 1971

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Historic Black Enterprise Magazine Covers: Charles Evers, August 1970

He typified black entrepreneurs that emerged from the Civil Rights Movement

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Cornel West: The Building of a Black Intellectual Empire

Dr. Cornel West is a towering intellectual respected by the academic and hip hop community.

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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

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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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Black History Month Quote of the Day: Oprah Winfrey

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Black History Month Facts of the Day: February 18th

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Black Birthdays for February 18th: Dr. Dre and More

Happy Birthday Dr. Dre!

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Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 17th

Today’s Black History Month facts focus on Huey P. Newton and Jim Brown.

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Black Birthdays for Feb 17th: Michael Jordan

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: Deval Patrick

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Janice Bryant Howroyd Selected as a Regional Recipient of the Greater Los Angeles Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Award

Black History Month Quote of the Day: Janice Bryant Howroyd

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Black Birthdays for Feb 16th: Ice-T, Lupe Fiasco and More

Today Ice-T, Lupe Fiasco and Levar Burton celebrated their birthdays along with many more.

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Black Birthdays for February 15th: Birdman, Omarosa and More

Selita Ebanks, Darrell Green and more.

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Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 15th

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: Bob Johnson

Today, February 15th, we have a quote from BET founder and current CEO of RLJ…

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Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 14th

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Black Birthdays for February 14th: Frederick Douglas, Dwele and More

Gregory Hines and more

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: Vernon Jordan

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: Mellody Hobson

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Black Birthdays for February 13th: Randy Moss

Randy Moss and more.

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Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 13th

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: A. Barry Rand

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Black Birthdays for February 12th: RG III, Bill Russell and More

RG III, Bill Russell, Elle Varner and more

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Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 12th

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Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 11th

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Black Birthdays for February 11th: Brandy, Kelly Rowland and More

Brandy, Kelly Rowland and more.

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: Richard D. Parsons

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: Deborah C. Wright

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Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 10th

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Black Birthdays for February 10th: Robert Flack and More

Roberta Flack and more

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: Johnnie Cochran

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Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 9th

On every single day of Black History Month this February, we will provide you with…

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CHRIS GARDNER: Entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and philanthropist Chris Gardner overcame homelessness to become a self-made millionaire. Gardner chronicled his challenges of being a single father and an ambitious businessman living below the poverty line in his New York Times' bestselling autobiography, The Pursuit of Happyness. His rags to riches story also served as inspiration for the 2006 motion picture The Pursuit of Happyness, starring Will Smith.

Black Birthdays for February 9th: Chris Gardner and More

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The Embrace of Black History Month in Canada

s we continue to celebrate the accomplishments and innovations of the black race for Black…

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: Spike Lee

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GARY COLEMAN: Before becoming a prominent child star, playing adoptee Arnold on the hit sitcom Diff'rent Strokes, Coleman knew a thing or two about it in real life, having grown up with adopted parents since birth. He would go on to appear in many hit TV series, from Martin to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and then on to reality TV fame as a cast member on The Surreal Life 2. He even ran for governor of California in 2003, and placed 8th in a field of 185 candidates during the infamous recall election. Though he suffered from an autoimmune kidney disease that stunted his growth, and would later die from complications of it, Coleman is one of the most well-known figures in pop culture, spanning generations.

Black Birthday for February 8th: Gary Coleman, Alonzo Mourning and More

Happy Birthday and rest in peace to Gary Coleman!

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Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 8th

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Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 7th

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Black Birthdays for February 7th: Chris Rock and More

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: Anne Fudge

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: Herman J. Russell

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Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 6th

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Black Birthdays for February 6th: Bob Marley, Natalie Cole and More

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Black Birthdays for February 5th: Bobby Brown, Hank Aaron and More

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: BE Entrepreneur of the Century

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President Obama knows he must get both sides Congress to work together to avoid potential economic disaster

Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 5th

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: American Express’ Kenneth Chenault

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Black Birthdays for February 4th: Rosa Parks and Lawrence Taylor

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Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 4th

Today’s Black History Month facts focus on Rosa Parks and Sojourner Truth.

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Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 3rd

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: Russell Simmons

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Black Birthdays for February 3rd: Sean Kingston and Julio Jones

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: John H. Johnson

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Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 2nd

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Black Birthdays for February 2nd: Donald Driver and Gucci Mane

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Black Birthdays for February 1st: Rick James, Big Boi and More

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: Black Enterprise Founder Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 1st

Today’s Black History Month facts focus on the great Langston Hughes and countless other individuals…

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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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