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Denmark Vesey

Black History Month: Insurrection Leader Denmark Vesey

Nine years before Nat Turner led the 1831 slave revolt in America, Denmark Vesey was…

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president

Black History Month: The Son of a Slave Who Ran for President

George Edwin Taylor was the first African American to be nominated to run for president

Learn more about George Edwin Taylor, the first African American to be nominated to run…

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Jack

Black History Month: The Slave Behind the Jack Daniel’s Recipe

A black man played a key role in crafting America's best-selling whiskey

Jasper “Jack” Daniel is credited for inventing the popular whiskey although he learned the trade…

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Astronaut

Black History Month: Retired Astronaut Bernard A. Harris Jr.

Learn more about the first black man to walk in space

Former NASA astronaut Bernard A. Harris Jr. made history on February 9, 1995, when he…

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Betty Boop

Black History Month: Esther Jones, The Original Betty Boop

Here's the truth behind the iconic cartoon character

Betty Boop is largely recognized as an iconic cartoon character, but her signature style and…

By Selena Hill

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Chris Rock

Black History Month: BE Honors Chris Rock

"I love being famous. It's almost like being white," Chris Rock

Here are 8 of the funniest, most insightful and memorable quotes from Chris Rock, one…

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Donna Karan International Fashion Executive Is Building and Strengthening A Global Brand

Felita Harris discusses opportunities for luxury goods in the digital age

Felita Harris (@msfashionbiz) is one of the most powerful women in the luxury retail industry.…

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Black History Month: 5 Lessons From 5 Business Legends

Check out the 5 business legends who paved the way for many of the world's black business leaders

Guess who is on this list

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black track runners

You Don’t Say! 10 Unbelievable Myths About Black People

Black Enterprise looks at 10 of the Black community's craziest myths.

As Black History Month comes to an end, Black Enterprise explores 10 of the most…

By Amber McKynzie

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Historic Black Enterprise Magazine Covers: Pres. Obama, March 2009

Check out the historic Black Enterprise cover of President Obama in March 2009 two months after being inaugurated

Was this one of your favorite covers?

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: C.H. James III

Today's Black History Month quote comes from fourth-generation entrepreneur C.H. James III

What are your thoughts on this quote?

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Black Birthdays for Feb 27th: Chili, Marian Anderson and More

Happy Birthday to Bobby Valentino, Devin Harris and more

Check out who else is celebrating

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Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 27th

Check out what historic happenings occurred today in history

Today’s Black History Month facts focus on Marian Anderson and Debi Thomas

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter

Today's Black History Month quote comes from Brooklyn rapper and mogul Jay-Z

What are your thoughts on this quote?

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Black Birthdays for Feb 26th: Erykah Badu, Bill Duke and More

Marshaull Faulk, Corinne Bailey Rae and a few others are also partying

Check out today’s birthdays

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Muhammad Ali

Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 26th

Today’s Black History Month facts focus on Muhammad Ali and Andrew Brimmer.

Check out today’s facts

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Berry Gordy

Black History Month Quote of the Day: Berry Gordy

Check out this inspiring quote

Today, February 25th, we have a quote from Motown legend and founder Berry Gordy.

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Black Birthdays for Feb 25th: NBA Center Joakim Noah

Happy 28th Birthday to Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah who celebrates today

Below you will find the individuals, both still alive and those who have passed away,…

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Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 25th

Check out what other historic figures made news on this day

Check out today’s facts

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Historic Black Enterprise Magazine Covers: Black Excellence, June 1997

For the 25th Anniversary of the BE 100s, our editors celebrated the “Marathon Men,”

Check out this historic cover

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podcast

How to Watch Black Enterprise’s New Tech Podcast on Any Device

Tune into Black Enterprise’s BE The Code podcast hosted by Sequoia Blodgett for all the…

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paycheck

Here’s How to Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck

Living paycheck to paycheck can be a vicious cycle that seems so hard to break.…

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