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The Unique Seat creators Shirley and Addison Hayden with Steve Harvey on Steve Harvey's Funderdome

Mompreneur and Son Invent Unique Product and Pitch Steve Harvey

How a frustrating day at the beach sparked their invention idea

Shirley and Addison Hayden pitch their product, The Unique Seat, on Steve Harvey’s Funderdome, winning…

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Monique Woodard

7 Best Venture Capitalists for Black Entrepreneurs

You are more likely to find success raising capital with these folks

These venture capitalists are not only some of the top investors but many of them…

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Gabriela Zamudio and Mandela SH Dixon (Image: Founder Gym)

Former Kapor Capital Director Launches Founder Gym

Founder Gym is the first online training center for underrepresented tech startup founders

Founder Gym is the first online training center by underrepresented tech startup founders for underrepresented…

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This Young Black Robotics Engineer and CEO Just Landed a Sweet Deal with Apple

Reach Robotics has raised $7.75M in funding to date

Reach Robotics will sell its line of MekaMon real-life gaming robots in Apple’s flagship U.S.…

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The 10 Most Dangerous Neighborhoods in America [2017]

Three out of the 10 are in Illinois, alone

Here are the 10 most dangerous neighborhoods based on NeighborhoodScout’s most recent data analytics (from…

By Samara Lynn

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Spelman

Spelman President Vows to Feed Hungry Students Following Hunger Strike

Over two dozen students went on strike to change the college's food policy

A week after Spelman students started a hunger strike to stop food insecurity, the school…

By Selena Hill

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Taylor Bennett

Taylor Bennett and Urban Outfitters Are Giving Back to Homeless Youth

In a Black Enterprise exclusive, the hip-hop indie artist and entrepreneur opens up about working with retailers and other projects

Music artist and entrepreneur Taylor Bennett about working with Urban Outfitters, his indie record label,…

By Selena Hill

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Black Power Couples

How Much Are Your Favorite Black Power Couples Worth?

"You know you made it when the fact your marriage made it is worth millions," - Jay-Z

In addition to being a leading example of the beauty of black love, these celebrity…

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[OPINION]: This Male Millennial Wants You To Know: Women Harass Men, Too

Double standard, or wrong from either gender?

Having been subject to harassment and now witnessing the barrage of sexual harassment and abuse…

By Samara Lynn

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Women of Color Small Business Owners: Access to Birth Control Is Vital To Our Success

The ACLU has plans to sue the Trump administration

The poll, which including over samples of 100 African-American and Latina small business owners, found…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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BET Show, ‘The Quad,’ Will Train 8 HBCU Students in TV Production

Producers received more than 250 applications

“We consider it an honor to help prepare the next generation of content creators by…

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Jesse WIlliams - Blebrity at AfroTech (Image: Instagram)

Jesse Williams Just Released the Blackest App Game You’ve Ever Played

"Can you please throw us a crumb? We're not with that," says the entertainer

Jesse Williams, known for his activism and stirring speeches, just released a new Afrocentric app,…

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Study: 11 Percent of African Americans Hope Lottery Wins Will Pay for Kids’ College

And there's slim chance of that happening

Almost 11 percent of those surveyed about financing an education, cited winning the lottery as…

By Samara Lynn

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Steve Bannon

Steve Bannon Lectures Black Businesses on ‘Economic Nationalism’

The far-right media figure addressed a crowd of several dozen in South Carolina

Steve Bannon, the former chief strategist to President Donald Trump, encouraged a group of southern…

By Selena Hill

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Cut Buddy CEO Joshua Esnard pitches on ABC's Shark Tank

His Invention, ‘The Cut Buddy,’ Keep Edges Looking So Sharp, Daymond John Just Invested In It

Pitch participant makes the cut on 'Shark Tank'

Cut Buddy CEO and BE Modern Man Joshua Esnard pitched his unique grooming tool on…

By Brandon Andrews

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The Road to $1.5 Trillion in Black Buying Power and Dispelling a Common Myth

Trends point to ever-increasing economic influence

Black buying power is projected to hit $1.5 trillion by 2021, but can Black America…

By John Tucker

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What Every Venture Capital Investor Is Thinking When You Pitch Them

Two important investing concepts to know when seeking business funding

Every investor has one major question on their mind: “What is your exit strategy?” i.e.;…

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Interview: Christina Milian On Expanding Her Entrepreneurial Venture, Viva Diva Wines

The singer-actress looks to a sparkling future

Milian used her savvy to position Viva Diva Wines on her E! Network show “Turned…

By Tia Walker

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This Woman’s Plan to Improve the Quality of Life for Dialysis Patients

The healthcare startup tackles a serious and common chronic condition in the black community

Eboni Gee a wife, mom, registered nurse and woman on a mission to help dialysis…

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What Stages of Venture Fundraising Look Like in the Black Community

Let's break them down

Here are the various stages of fundraising and what they typically look like from the…

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How To

Password Protect Your Flash Drive In Two Simple Steps

Flash drives, thumb drives, USB sticks: whatever you want to call them, they’re more than…

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Black Female Voice Actor on How to Break into the Lucrative Voice-Over Business

“The secret society [of the voice-over business] is due in part because it’s a career…

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