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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?

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

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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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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…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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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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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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This Entrepreneur’s Mobile Recording Studio Can Save Emerging Artists Big Money

Lets you record high-quality audio whenever from wherever

Brandyn Armstrong is CEO, founder, and inventor of the Studio Stick, a device that allows artists—musicians, podcasters,…

By Brandon Andrews

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She Created Her Product, a Weave Dryer, After Her Grandma Came to Her in a Dream

A weave-lover invents a dryer for women tired of waiting for their weaves to dry

Dr. Michalyn Porter’s Weave Dryer provides a new solution for women with hair extensions. She…

By Brandon Andrews

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How theBOM Makes it Convenient to Shop Black-Owned Businesses

Creating pop-up retail for black-owned businesses

We (theBOM) are a collaborative platform, without the participating brands we would not exist. We…

By Kandia Johnson

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Cheryl Contee (Image: File)

Cheryl Contee Talks Facebook Acquisition, Co-Founding ‘Yes We Code’, and More

"To be a part of two successful startups exits, particularly as a black woman, it makes me a true unicorn..."

To be a part of two successful startups exits, particularly as a black woman, it…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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immigrants

Business Leaders of Color Stand Up For Immigrants and DACA

These executives are sending a strong message to their employees, customers, and Trump

Renowned business leader Paa Kwesi Nduom, chairman of ISF, along with tech execs and community…

By Selena Hill

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How To

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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