Featured Stories Archives - Page 6 of 18 - Black Enterprise

Featured Stories

Tatum300232

REGISTER TODAY: Women of Power Summit Set to Inspire and Empower

Leaders include Susan Taylor, Beverly Tatum, Ph.D., and Pam Grier set to be honored

Black Enterprise honors the legacies of Pam Grier, Susan L. Taylor, Charlayne Hunter-Gault, and Dr.…

By Raqiyah Mays

Posted: Tags: , , , , , ,
black man in suit thinking

Top Performers: All Roads Lead to Mindfulness

Re-evaluating the way you go about your tasks can lead to less stress on the job

How can we truly quiet our minds and produce great work, without falling victim to…

By Amanda A. Ebokosia

Posted: Tags: , , ,
thione niang

Cool Jobs: Young Activist Inspires Next Generation of Global Leaders

The Give 1 Project is a global organization that aims to engage young people as leaders in creating and building strong and healthy communities

Niang, since living and working in the United States has explored an extensive political background…

By Kimberly Wilson

Posted: Tags: ,
Hollywood power couple Laurence Fishburne and Gina Torres accept the Visionary Artist award.

PHOTOS: Harlem School of the Arts Honors Laurence Fishburne, Gina Torres and Leaders in Philanthropy

Entrepreneurs Janice S. and Christopher J. Williams among honorees for leadership

On Oct. 8, the Harlem School of the Arts honored leaders in business and Hollywood…

By Janell Hazelwood

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
LaurenceFishburneGInaTorresFINAL

Laurence Fishburne and Gina Torres Talk Business of the Arts at NYC Benefit Gala

Honorees tout key to being as passionate about business as you are your craft

At Harlem School of the Arts’ fall benefit, award-winning actors detail support of arts and…

By Janell Hazelwood

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
Larry Felix, Director of the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Urban Business Roundtable Spotlight: United States’ “Money Maker” Larry Felix

More on the entrepreneurs, business strategies and economic news featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on the Urban Business Roundtable: Director of the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and…

By Pepper Miller

Posted: Tags: , , , , , ,
TerrenceJDreamAcademy

Terrence J Inspires Youth To ‘Dream Big’ Through Disney Dreamer’s Academy

Program continues to hold true to its mission to inspire and fuel the dreams of teens

Entering its 7th year, the Disney Dreamer’s Academy continues to hold true to its mission…

By Kimberly Wilson

Posted: Tags: , , , , ,
Topshelf Junior

Natural Hair is Big Business For Black Entrepreneurs

A lucrative industry for a new generation of hair care product suppliers

Wendi Levy, 43, and Kim Etheredge, 41, two biracial women, started their company, Mixed Chicks,…

By Tamara E. Holmes

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , , ,
Ava taylor in the west village

Yogapreneur: Ava Taylor Helps Others Turn Passion Into Profit

This visionary took a leap of faith to start a one-of-a-kind business.

Ava Taylor’s believes in being an agent of change. Not only is being a “catalyst…

By Suncear Scretchen

Posted: Tags: , , ,
Maya Breuer Yoga Entrepreneur

Yogapreneur: Maya Breuer is Leading a Yoga Revolution

Veteran Yogi is on a mission to bring more color to yoga.

Maya Breuer, Owner of Santosha School of Yoga
Yoga and activist are 2 words not commonly…

By Suncear Scretchen

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
WomanatPodiumPoliticsSpeech

My Boss Moves Are Better Than Yours: 5 Things Influential People Do Best

Take a cue from leaders you admire on what really gives them the 'it' factor

We all admire great leaders and talented celebrities, but what really drives that “it” factor…

By Janell Hazelwood

Posted: Tags: , ,
TGreen300232

Month of the Man: Luxury Shoe Artisan Talks Reviving an Old Trade

Self-taught, Theodore Green enjoys offering the customized experience

Shoe cobbler and designer Theodore Green enjoys the art of customizing the experience for consumers.…

By Joshua Perrin

Posted: Tags: , , , , , ,
Have you ever searched Google, stood in line to purchase the latest iPhone, bought products on Amazon.com or bought plane tickets through Priceline.com? Have you shopped at the Gap, Banana Republic, or Old Navy or made purchases at CVS using your Visa or MasterCard? Do you plan to watch the Sunday football game on Fox Sports? Well, none of these companies value your consumer dollars enough to have African Americans sit on their board of directors.
The browning of America hasn’t extended into the boardrooms of some of America’s largest publicly traded corporations—a number that benefit from black consumers to gain market share. 


In our research to create the black enterprise Registry of Corporate Directors, our listing of black board members from the 250 largest companies on the S&P 500, we discovered that 75 companies—30% —currently do not have any blacks on their boards including quite a few household names. We did not include Dell, which included former Congressman and UNCF President and CEO William H. Gray as a board member until his death in early July. And at presstime, Sprint Nextel and Softbank were in the process of completing merger talks.


As we developed the following list, our editors reached out to the executive offices or investor relations departments of every company with a series of e-mails and phone calls to gain explanations for the absence of black representation as well as the lack of recruitment effort. We found that 58 of these companies, however, failed to provide us with any response.


*We incorrectly identified Edison International as one of our “75 Companies Without Black Board Members.”  In fact, Peter J. Taylor, executive vice president and chief financial officer of the University of California (UC) system, is an African American and has served on the board of directors of Edison International since December 2011.

75 Companies Without Black Board Members

Here is our list of major public corporations that do not have any black board members

When will diversity settle in?

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Editors

Posted: Tags: ,
(Image: Thinkstock)

Return on Investment: How to Get the Most from Your Unpaid Internship

This checklist will ensure you take maximum advantage of the experience

(Image: Thinkstock)
There’s been a lot in recent news about unpaid internships, from lawsuits to…

By Janell Hazelwood

Posted: Tags: , , , , ,
13 JULY-AUG COVER-50 300x232

Black Enterprise Releases Exclusive Report on African American Corporate Directors

BLACK ENTERPRISE’s report spotlights prominent African American director

The media company identifies 177 African American directors at S&P 500 companies and reveals 75…

By Black Enterprise

Posted: Tags: ,
classic-cobbler

5 Tips to Finding the Ideal Retail Location

Here's how you can scout out the best location for your start-up or business expansion

It’s been two years since Chicago’s Classic Cobbler moved out of its home-based digs and…

By Bridget McCrea

Posted: Tags: , , , , ,
Image: File

The African Americans Directing America’s Largest Corporations

Our exclusive list of the most powerful guardians of shareholder value

We created our exclusive BLACK ENTERPRISE Registry of Corporate Directors to place a spotlight on…

By Derek T. Dingle

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
CorpBoard-opener

Meet America’s Most Powerful Corporate Directors

Our exclusive BLACK ENTERPRISE Registry of Corporate Directors places a spotlight on those making contributions as some of the nation's most powerful guardians of shareholder value of S&P 250 companies.

Check out our gallery list of the nation’s top African American directors

By Derek T. Dingle

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
32

Recaps and Photos from the 2013 Golf & Tennis Challenge

The 20th G&T had a little something for everybody

Charlie Wilson, Chris Spencer, Melanie Fiona and more were in attendance

By Black Enterprise

Posted: Tags:
charlie wilson

Memorable Day of Champions at #GTYear20 Topped By Amazing Performance by Charlie Wilson

Winners of the 20th Annual Black Enterprise/Pepsi Golf & Tennis Challenge celebrated at awards dinner hosted by multi-talented actor Anthony Anderson

The final day of the 20th Annual Black Enterprise/Pepsi Golf and Tennis Challengewith an awards…

By Black Enterprise

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , ,

How To

windfalls

How to Budget for Unexpected Windfalls

Having a plan for unexpected windfalls can be as important as anticipating surprise expenses. Just…

Read More »
Evita Robinson, founder of Nomadness Travel Tribe (Image: Nomadness Travel Tribe)

How to Get Paid for Traveling

Evita Robinson, founder of Nomadness Travel Tribe (Image: Nomadness Travel Tribe)
Have a passion for…

Read More »