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The Oldest HBCU in America Is on the Brink of Closing

After years of financial mismanagement and academic challenges, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania may be forced…

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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.…

By Samara Lynn

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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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45 Black Corporate Directors Who Power the Tech Industry

They have oversight of S&P 500 tech companies

We have decided to share with you the segment of corporate directors with oversight of…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Robert F. Smith

Black Billionaire’s Investment Firm Buys Leading IT Services Company

The acquisition is slated to add more to his $3.3 billion net worth

Vista Equity Partners, one of the world’s most successful investment firms founded by black billionaire…

By Samara Lynn

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New Online Portal Offers Loans Up to $500,000 to African American Entrepreneurs in Chicago

Lending option needed in Chicago to help black small businesses grow, observers say

Officials say the platform will allow African American entrepreneurs in Chicago to connect with area…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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NCA&T Student, Brandon Long (Image: File)

NCA&T Senior Gets 11 Offers From Top Tech Companies

The NCA&T senior ended up in a bidding war between Apple and Microsoft

The NCA&T Senior ended up in a bidding war between Apple and Microsoft.

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business grants

7 Business Grants to Help Women Launch and Grow Their Startup

For female founders only

These 7 organizations are helping to close the gender gap in entrepreneurship by providing women…

By Selena Hill

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super PAC

Powerful Black Business Execs Unite to Form Political Super PAC

These corporate leaders mean business when it comes to politics and social justice

A group of prominent black business leaders in corporate America is forming a super PAC…

By Selena Hill

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New President Indicates Big Changes at the NAACP

Can the 108-year-old organization reestablish its prominence in today's landscape of political activism?

The NAACP has elected Derrick Johnson as its 19th president and is taking a new…

By Selena Hill

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Kenneth Chenault

Ken Chenault to Retire From Amex, Leaving Handful of Black CEOs at Largest Publicly Traded Companies

African American CEOs in corporate America are on the verge of extinction

Ken Chenault is retiring from his role as CEO of American Express early next year,…

By Selena Hill

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

'Directors hire me—but they don’t want to impede on my creativity'

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

By Kandia Johnson

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African American Director Brings Thurgood Marshall Biopic to the Silver Screen

Despite being rejected by the major Hollywood studios, the Thurgood Marshall biopic comes to screen

If you have to see one motion picture this weekend as well as place on…

By Derek T. Dingle

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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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These Entrepreneurs Turned the Impossible Into ‘I’m Possible’

Their stories can inspire you to finally get that small business dream of yours started

These three entrepreneurs share their stories of how they each overcame “their impossible,” to become…

By Samara Lynn

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Fortune Editors on Why Only One Black Woman Made the Most Powerful Women List

Noticed that Fortune named just one black woman on their "Most Powerful Women" list? So did we.

There’s absence of black businesswomen named the “Fortune” “Most Powerful Women” list this year is…

By Selena Hill

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Here Are The Largest Companies in America With Zero Black People on Their Boards

A call to action for these companies to diversify their boards!

For the fifth year BLACK ENTERPRISE has developed its annual report on boardroom power, including…

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Black Men

The Black Men XCEL Summit Ultimate Recap: All The Highlights!

All of the happenings over at the Black Enterprise Black Men XCEL Summit

The Black Men XCEL Summit has officially kicked off! Here is where you can get…

By Selena Hill

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45 Great Moments in Black Business – No. 30: Earl Graves Sr. and Magic Johnson Close $60 Million Deal to Create Largest Black Pepsi Franchise

The publisher and athlete made for an all-star business team

BE Publisher Graves and Earvin “Magic” Johnson partner with Pepsi-Cola to establish Pepsi-Cola of Washington,…

By Derek T. Dingle

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America Is Better Than This

Our refusal to compromise may pose the biggest threat to the American experiment since the Civil War.

America is better than this. As long as we insist on choosing sides we will…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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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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