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Words by Amber McKynzie


Diana Ross may have initiated the family name, but her children have surely continued its legacy. While the Motown best-selling artist entered the music world in the 1960’s with the Supremes—and later parted ways to embark on her solo career—her five children, Ross, Rhonda, Tracee, Chudney and Evan, have found multiple ways to continue the legend their mother started more than 50 years ago through the realms of television, film, fashion, education and more. 


From Chudney and Rhonda’s top-tier collegiate education and choice careers to match to Evan and Tracee’s life on the big screen and Ross’s adventurous lifestyle celebrated through photography, the Ross coterie has found a way to expand their name’s reach and become a multi-arena conglomerate. When you’re a Ross, you know there ain’t no mountain high enough; now that’s a family business motto to live by.

Family Business: Diana Ross & Her Familial Supremes

In the second installment of our Family Business series, we take a look at the Ross family, headed by Diana.

Which is your favorite Ross?

By Amber McKynzie

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Jackie Robinson’s Son, David Robinson, Blazes Own Path in Coffee Growing Field

Robinson's son owns a Tanzanian coffee growing company called Sweet Unity Farms

David Robinson feels blacks need to be self sufficient

By Makkada B. Selah

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Words by Amber McKynzie


With Beyoncé at the forefront, the Knowles family has found their way to the top of entertainment’s food chain. As the pop diva has found herself traveling around the world to perform sell-out shows, her father, Matthew Knowles, was helping make all that happen as her manager until 2011. While those two were on the the road, Bey’s mother, Tina, didn’t just sit home alone, she got to the drawing board and designed clothing for her House of Dereon and Miss Tina by Tina Knowles fashion lines. And you can’t forget about Solange! From the bigscreen to the runway, the girl who used to be known as Beyoncé’s little sister is now turning out parties in the U.S. and across the pond as she rocks the 1s and 2s and looked up to as a fashion know-all.


So if you ever thought a family business couldn’t exist, take a note or two from the Knowles’ clan. Now that’s love on top!

Family Business: Beyoncé & the Knowles’ Clan

From music to movies, the Knowles family has unarguably taken over the entertainment business.

Over the years, the Knowles’ have usurped the movie industry, the fashion world and of…

By Amber McKynzie

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Boss Inspiration: Forbes List Gives Young Women of Color 100 Reasons To Succeed

Three steps to become one of 'The World's Most Powerful Women'

For young women of color who face self-esteem challenges daily, Forbes gives 100 reasons to…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Student Loan Crisis Heating up Amid Graduation Season, House Vote

Students don't analyze options, experts say

Analysts say many students are misinformed or uneducated about the options available to them, such…

By Darren Sands

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From Dropout to Driven: 3 Perks of Taking the Nontraditional Route

Embracing risk can lead to lucrative path of innovation and major wins

Just because you avoided the college-to-work route doesn’t mean you’ve failed. Be inspired by successful…

By Antoine Moss

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Small Business Administration Kicks Off Veterans Small Business Week

SBA’s Veteran Pledge Initiative Aims to Help Veterans Become Entrepreneurs

2.45 million Veteran-owned businesses employ more than 5 million individuals.

The SBA will support veteran entrepreneurs with loan-guarantees, entrepreneurial training, and resources that are critical…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Office Woes: How to Handle a Career-Stifling Boss

If your manager is hindering your advancement, try these power plays

Great leaders know that if their team is strong and growing, so will they be.…

By James Walker

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Appreciation Is an Important Key to Wealth and Relationship Success

Why you should avoid investing in things & relationships that don’t appreciate

There aren’t too many people today who don’t desire success in the areas of love…

By Kenny Pugh

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A Timeless Classic: Top Career Lessons from ‘The Great Gatsby’

Classic story includes timeless themes to avoid career ruin

As F. Scott Fitzgerald classic hits theaters, take a look at timeless lessons from the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Ryan Leslie performed songs from his new album at Tequila Don Julio's Cinco de Mayo party in New York City on May 2.

Ryan Leslie on ‘Black Mozart’ Project, New Perspectives — and a New Business Model

After a controversial 2012 in court and in the news, Ryan Leslie tells BlackEnterprise.com he's as energized as ever to fulfill the promise of his future

“I think that in order to be incredible, you have to set the bar high.…

By Darren Sands

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Jason Njoku and Bastian Gotter, of iROKO Partners, have launched SPARK, a $1 million venture that will invest in Nigeria's most talented tech entrepreneurs. (Image: iROKO Partners)

Founder of ‘Nigeria’s Netflix’ and Partners Invest $1 Million For Nigerian Tech Startups

In exclusive interview, tech leader talks innovation in Lagos

Exclusive interview with BlackEnterprise.com: iROKO Partners’ Jason Jason Njoku talks investing in Africa’s tech innovations…

By Janell Hazelwood

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IBOM L.L.C founder, Anie Akpe-Lewis and Mayven PR founder, Yvonne Unubun, partnered to organize the "Africans Creating Technology" event, gathering some of the who's who in the industry to talk about the emerging sector and opportunities in Africa and ways African-owned startups can thrive within the U.S. and abroad.

Photos: BlackEnterprise.com Sponsors “Africans Creating Technology” Event

Check out a recap of the New York gathering of global tech leaders

BlackEnterprise.com sponsored IBOM L.L.C’s “Africans Creating Technology” event in New York City, with industry leaders…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Tonya Lewis Lee Wants a Healthy You Now, Part 2

The multifaceted Health Advocate speaks candidly on the importance of exercise

In Part 2 of our video interview with Tonya Lewis Lee, the health advocate and…

By Suncear Scretchen

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4 Ways to Successfully Launch a Product on Facebook

How to launch your product on the popular social networking site

BlackEnterprise.com details how you can use Facebook to launch your product.

By S. Lynn Cooper

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Learn to Do What’s Best With a Large Sum of Money

Resist the temptation of splurging on what you don't need

You have suddenly received a large, lump sum of money. So what do you do?

By Jennifer Streaks

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3 Savvy Ways to Turn Career Flops Into Long-Term Wins

Learning lessons from loss can ensure you continue advancing and growing

It’s OK to try and fail, but the key is to take the lesson and…

By Antoine Moss

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4 Ways to Avoid a Moving Scam

Protect yourself when making a move

Excited about getting the keys to your new place? Before you move, learn how to…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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7 Benefits of Sweatworking

Taking your client to the gym instead of the bar can be a better networking option.

We have all heard the dos and don’ts of networking, but lately, there’s a growing…

By Suncear Scretchen

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Mercedes Ortiz of the Tribeca Film Fellows class of 2012. Photo: TribecaFilmInstitute.org.

Tribeca Film Fellow Finds New Beginning in Filmmaking

Mercedes Ortiz has just completed a year as a Tribeca Film Fellow.

The 18-year-old describes herself as “a singer, a musician, a songwriter, a poet, an activist,…

By Ashley Calloway

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