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45 Great Moments in Black Business, No. 41: The Legacy of Commerce Secretary Ron Brown

His tragic death rocked the political and business world, yet, his legacy lives

Ronald Harmon Brown was a visionary leader who made things happen. Throughout his life, he…

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Duke University Student Calls Out South Carolina’s ‘Corridor of Shame’

Schools across the country fail black students with impunity

As education editor at Black Enterprise I am deeply concerned about the flagrant inequities that…

By Robin White Goode

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The Democratic Party Widens the Racial Wealth Gap

Should African Americans rethink Democratic Party loyalty?

The DNC spent $759 million on contracts during the 2010 midterm elections; only 1.5% of…

By Jared Brown

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45 Great Moments in Black Business – No. 42: Black Insurers Write New Life Policies

Many black fortunes have been made through insurance, despite industry's turbulence

Black insurers also represented financial pillars of their communities through employment, business financing and philanthropic…

By Derek T. Dingle


Getting SMART About Health and Academics

Attending to student wellness increases attendance, lowers discipline referrals

Sullivan’s principal credits SMART, saying the health center is “the key differentiator in helping to…

By Robin White Goode

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Law Firms

Blue-Chip Companies Pay Out $226 Million to Minority Law Firms

Minority and women-owned law firms are being increasingly retained by big businesses

Since the program’s launch, participating companies have generated more than $1.24 billion in expenditures on…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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Film Competition

ABFF and Lightbox Launch Documentary Film Competition for Black Filmmakers

The American Black Film Festival (ABFF) has teamed up with Lightbox to foster diversity in film

If you’re a black filmmaker with an original documentary idea, then don’t miss this opportunity…

By Selena Hill

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A Tech Solution to Education Financing

For those with no credit history, Pay Your Tuition may be able to help

Although I don’t like loan financing and prefer that students look for scholarships as a…

By Robin White Goode

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Diversity and Inclusion Tech Panel (Image: Nobel Women)

Actionable Steps to Increase Diversity and Inclusion in Tech

Improving diversity in Silicon Valley requires a multi-pronged approach

“I think it would serve us better to infiltrate multiple levels of Silicon Valley in…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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S.T.E.M. Stars

S.T.E.M. Stars Is a Cloud Platform to Teach Kids STEM and Business Skills

A new, high-tech way to teach kids STEM and business

STEM STARS is a unique STEM training platform that teaches K-12 student science & technology…

By Chanel Martin

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45 Great Moments in Black Business: No. 43 – Jesse Jackson’s Wall Street Project

Rev. Jackson said access to capital is the fourth state of the civil rights movement

Rev. Jesse Jackson launches the Wall Street Project to provide access for BE 100s…

By Frank McCoy

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Curl Fest

CurlFest 2017: A Sea of Black Girl Magic, Curls, and Kinks

The annual CurlFest is a festival like no other, celebrating brown girls with beautiful curls and kinks

For the third consecutive year, hundreds of women of color will convene in Brooklyn, NY…

By Selena Hill

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This Ecologist Is Not Afraid of Bears—She Traps Them for Research

Rae Wynn-Grant is a rare species in her own right

Wynn-Grant is one of the few African American female ecological conservationists—if not the only one.…

By Robin White Goode

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New Program Offers $40,000 to Black-Owned Tech Startups in Maryland (Details Here)

This is a last-minute deadline—extended to July 14th!

Entrepreneurs can qualify for financing if they have an idea to create a tech firm…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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45 Great Moments in Black Business: No. 44—The Summit Held by President Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter was the first U.S. President to gather black business leaders at the White House

“The nation’s leading black businessmen met with President Jimmy Carter in Washington in June, an…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Bennett College Announces New Leader

Phyllis Worthy Dawkins is the 18th president of North Carolina’s all-women’s institution

The Bennett College Board of Trustees announced earlier this month the appointment of Phyllis Worthy…

By Robin White Goode

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Lawyer Turns Back on Lucrative Career to Teach Low-Income Kids of Color

Success Academy principal nominated for Daily News’ Hometown Hero award

Here’s a really heartwarming story about a successful lawyer who gave up the high-salaried life…

By Robin White Goode

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You Can Go to Grad School

Just make sure you make an informed decision

A few months ago one of my colleagues told me she was planning to go…

By Robin White Goode

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A Journey Into Journalism: 3 Tips For Those Looking to Work in Media

Black Enterprise Digital Editor Selena Hill shared advice on breaking into the media industry during her radio interview with financial literacy guru Ash Cash

Black Enterprise’s Selena Hill shared advice on working in media and journalism during her recent…

By Selena Hill

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45 Great Moments in Black Business: No. 45- #BankBlack

#BankBlack strengthens BE 100 banks’ mission of entrepreneurship and empowerment

With this viral movement and renewed focus, BE 100s banks are also reaching a new…

By Derek T. Dingle

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How To


How to Position Yourself As an Industry Authority

To build your authority, you’ll need a continuous message that tells the world who you…

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‘I See You’: The Power and Beauty of Building Multiple Tribes of Professional Women

Women that make the time to find their tribes of professional sisters have a competitive…

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