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Meet Ruth Carter: The Costume Designer Behind Marvel’s Black Panther (Part 1 of a 2-Part Interview)

Ruth Carter is an award-winning costume designer behind some of the most iconic black films…

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NBA stars business moves

3 NBA Stars Making Big Business Moves This Year

2017 has seen LeBron James, Chris Paul, and Russell Westbrook take their talents off the court

With the start of the basketball season upon us, it’s clear that some of the…

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Morehouse College Names New President

Ivy League Professor David A. Thomas almost attended the all-male HBCU

Morehouse College, the historically black college in Atlanta, recently named David A. Thomas its new…

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Damon Dash (Image: Dash Diabetes Network)

Damon Dash Creates the Dash Diabetes Network

'I always wanted to bring awareness to diabetes because I'm diabetic.'

Most people know Dash for his partnership with Jay Z and the creation of Roc-A-Fella…

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If You Connect Your Home or Business to Wi-Fi, You Must Deal With This Threat Now

The strongest ever Wi-Fi security has been proven vulnerable; Here's what to do

Researchers have discovered a flaw in the security mechanism used to secure just about every…

By Samara Lynn

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Apple’s Denise Young Smith Walks Back “White, Blue-Eyed Men” Diversity Remark

There was backlash, but many also agree with Apple's diversity chief

After receiving backlash particularly across social media, Apple’s vice president of diversity and inclusion, Denise…

By Samara Lynn

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Chance the Rapper says ‘Round Up & Donate’ to Benefit Chicago Public Schools

Getting a Lyft? Now it can yield dividends for students in the Windy City

By rounding up their fare to the next dollar, Lyft customers can donate the difference…

By Robin White Goode

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This Entrepreneur Grew a 7-Figure Beauty Business with No Prior Experience

And it was never something she thought would become a full-fledged business

Beauty entrepreneur Vivian Kaye talks about her approach to turning a side hustle into a…

By Kandia Johnson

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One Woman’s Plan to Increase Female Representation in the C-Suite

Her blueprint includes securing a "career team"

She’s responsible for multiple leadership development programs, designed to grow future C-suite executives with a…

By Kandia Johnson

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Reign Bow Ties

How This College Entrepreneur Juggles School and Business

The Michigan State University student uses his time effectively

William Murphy, an entrepreneur, and junior in college at Michigan State University was fed up…

By Kandia Johnson

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Retired Marine Colonel and CEO: ‘Leading Is Not For the Weak’

'There is no doubt that great leaders require fortitude'

As CEO of Fortitude Consulting, Col. Boggs provides leadership development for individuals and organizations that…

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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The Culture of Offense is Why Black Workers Are Punished for Speaking Out

There is a problem with calling for the firing of those who have offended us, says this writer

The culture of offense normalizes and encourages employer-based punishment for offensive but non-violent comments or…

By Jared Brown

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You Can Learn to Code—Without Taking on Debt

New York Code + Design Academy's income share agreement keeps students from incurring debt

Except for those that offer income share agreements—which require little to no cash up front.…

By Robin White Goode

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JPMorgan Chase Invests $10 Million to Expand Black Businesses and Growth in D.C.

Sparking economic growth and combating gentrification part of commitment

Banking giant JP Morgan Chase aims to lessen the economic disparity dilemma by investing $10…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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Jay Z

Jay-Z Reportedly Interested in Buying Harvey Weinstein’s Stake in TWC

The hip-hop mogul reportedly wants his relationship with The Weinstein Company to continue and grow, reports TMZ

Jay-Z may be looking to make an investment in The Weinstein Company (TWC) in midst…

By Selena Hill

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The Business of Black Comic Books

An independent industry of comic books created by black people thrives, despite myriad challenges

In interviewing several of the most buzzed-about independent black comic book creators today, the consensus…

By Samara Lynn

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Diversity

Black Tech Leaders Address Silicon Valley’s Diversity Issue

A panel of tech influencers at the 2017 TechConneXt Summit discussed what needs to be done to foster change in the industry

A roundtable of tech influencers addressed what top companies in Silicon Valley are doing to…

By Selena Hill

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Black geek advice

Advice From Blerd Entrepreneurs to Their Younger Selves

Shared lessons learned by the people behind Goboiano, Black Girl Nerds, Noir Caesar, BlerDCon, Fanbros, and others shaking up the geek market

Before geek became chic, it was just another synonym for outcast. So as a blerd—a…

By freemani

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Ryan Ford talks diversity in Hollywood

PR Pro: Why We Shouldn’t Look to Hollywood to Tell Our Stories

Chief Creative Officer Ryan Ford

As the executive vice president and chief creative officer of Cashmere Agency, Ryan Ford is…

By Kandia Johnson

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Feeling FOMO’d? Here Are All the Highlights From The Black Enterprise TechConneXt Summit!

Two days of innovation and inspiration at TechConneXt 3.0

“We continue to raise the bar since our inaugural event three years ago.” The first…

By Samara Lynn

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Equifax hack

After 143 Million Left Vulnerable by Equifax Hack, Here’s What You Can Do

The Equifax hack could be the largest data theft involving Social Security numbers, which is…

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JavaScript Developer

How She Became a Full Stack JavaScript Developer In 5 Intensive Months

My biggest lesson learned was overcoming limitations I had put on myself regarding what I…

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