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The Marijuana Business Just Got A Major Partner

Microsoft partners with cannabis technology firm KIND Financials.

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Meet Former Mayor Turned Cannabis Business Tells All

From politics to pot, this cannabis entrepreneur is banking high profits!

Former Mayor of Hawthorne, California, and cannabis enthusiast Chris Brown, recently chatted with Black Enterprise…

By Sirita Wright

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5 Signs It’s Time To Give Up On Your Dreams

When you've done it all, how do you know when it's time to stop?

When you give up on your dreams, you make room for new ones. New…

By Maryann Reid

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7 Health Benefits of Cannabis

Health advantages of the oft-scorned plant

Is cannabis really medicine?
Today more than 20 states have legalized medicinal marijuana and three…

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Your Leap Year Financial Check List

BE's Stacey Tisdale shares tips with CNBC's Sharon Epperson

Black Enterprise Senior Editor of Personal Finance, Stacey Tisdale, shares tips on CNBC’s ‘On the…

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Bunche Report

The Bunche Report: How Diversity Affects Hollywood’s Bottom Line

Spoiler alert: Diverse casts tend to sell more tickets and earn higher ratings.

This year’s report includes an examination of viewer ratings, broken down by ethnicity, and a…

By Safon Floyd

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Detroit City Council Honors Women Empowerment Activists

The Powerful Women organization cultivates a culture of excellence for women

Every year, The Powerful Women hosts its signature conference, The Powerful Women’s Weekend, which attracts…

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2016 ABFF AWARDS

American Black Film Festival Awards Recap

News and views from the 2016 ABFF Awards

ABFF Awards: A Celebration of Hollywood, aired on BET and Centric Tuesday, February 23rd…

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Black History Month: Sheila C. Johnson, CEO of Salamander Hospitality

29 days of modern black history makers

Sheila C. Johnson, best known as co-founder of Black Entertainment Television, is the first African…

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The Most Popular Vehicles With Ethnic, Women and Millennial Consumers

Nominees for the first 2016 Diversity Volume Leadership Awards announced at Detroit Auto Show

2015 Toyota Camry, Top Vehicle – African American
Nominees for the very first Diversity Volume Leadership…

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and The Gospel of Action

Rhetoric alone can't bring about change

Of all the possible descriptions and titles that have been assigned to Dr. King, history…

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Black Enterprise Remembers Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Archival episodes of Our World With Black Enterprise honoring Dr. King

Several Civil Rights Leaders in their own right, including Ambassador Andrew Young, Congressman John Lewis…

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Open Letter to Hollywood: Because Hollywoodn’t

We must demand recognition and greater access to opportunities in all aspects of the film industry

Bottom line: these nomination processes—and the entire industry, for that matter—are out of focus. African…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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Chipotle to Close All Stores February 8 Following Major Outbreaks

The popular Mexican Grill will close for an all-staff meeting on food safety

According to reports, Chipotle founder Chris Arnold has stated that the company will be closing…

By Cristie Leondis

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Rev. Jesse Jackson Announces 2016 Wall Street Project Economic Summit

Wall Street veteran Maxine Leftwich is WSP's current executive director

“The Wall Street Project is an evolutionary process,” says Rev. Jackson. “The road to shared…

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Marlon Wayans To Produce Show Based on His Life

Actor/comedian also stars in new film "Fifty Shades of Black," debuting Jan. 29, 2016

Marlon Wayans has produced a new show loosely based on his life called “Marlon,” that…

By Janell Hazelwood

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African American Women Make Up Only 2% Of America’s Doctors

3 ways we can change the face of medicine

Crystal Emery, award-winning documentary filmmaker and activist, worries about our children; especially our girls, because…

By Ella Rucker

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Rosa Parks’ Family Loses Legal Battle With Target

Big-box retailer was accused of violating the Civil Rights icon's name and likeness

On Monday, Jan. 4, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals got to review the dismissal…

By Janell Hazelwood

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While the end of a year is a great time to make plans and goals for the upcoming year, it is also the perfect time to reflect on events and accomplishments of the past year.

2015 was a remarkable year for us at Black Enterprise. We kicked off our first Tech ConneXt Summit in Silicon Valley, celebrated 10 years of empowering women with our annual Women of Power Summit, and marked 20 years of grooming entrepreneurs and businessmen and women with our annual Entrepreneurs Summit. We also partnered with the American Black Film Festival for their annual event in June, hosted the African American Festival in Baltimore, and had our annual Golf & Tennis Challenge in Florida.

But outside of 2015 being a great year for our events, our readers have helped us to be the leaders in delivering dynamic content pertaining to black business, careers, and wealth-building for African Americans. From Grant Hill purchasing the Atlanta Hawks to black farmers being shut out of the marijuana business to Gloria Steinem's declaration that black women invented the feminist movement, here are BlackEnterprise.com's top 20 stories of 2015.

Top 20 Black Enterprise Stories of 2015

Here are BlackEnterprise.com's top 20 stories of 2015

2015 was a remarkable year for us at Black Enterprise. We kicked off our first…

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Dream Corps Launches Multimillion-Dollar Scholarship Fund and More

Van Jones' nonprofit prepares new opportunities and initiatives

Van Jones’ Dream Corps, which launched #YesWeCode and other programs, maps out goals for 2016…

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How To

Cultural bias

Ask Sheree: When an Employee Suffers Cultural Bias

What should I do when I sense that my manager is culturally biased against me?
First…

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Startups

How to Start a Profitable T-Shirt Business

T-shirts are contemporary wardrobe staples for men, women, and children today. Building an online T-shirt…

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