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James III Black Birthdays for Feb 27th: Chili, Marian Anderson and More Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 27th Black History Month Quote of the Day: Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter Black Birthdays for Feb 26th: Erykah Badu, Bill Duke and More Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 26th Black History Month Quote of the Day: Berry Gordy Black Birthdays for Feb 25th: NBA Center Joakim Noah Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 25th Historic Black Enterprise Magazine Covers: Black Excellence, June 1997 Black Birthdays for Feb 22nd: Dr. J, Rajon Rondo and More Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 22nd Russell Simmons Talks “Gangsta Government” in ‘Impact Players’ Series Black History Month Quote of the Day: Hank Aaron Historic Black Enterprise Magazine Covers: Ronald H. Brown, June 1996 Black History Month Quote of the Day: Maynard H. 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Black History Month: 5 Lessons From 5 Business Legends

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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…

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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

By Black Enterprise

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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?

By Black Enterprise

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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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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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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.

By Derek T. Dingle

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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

By Derek T. Dingle

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Black Birthdays for Feb 22nd: Dr. J, Rajon Rondo and More

Check out who else is celebrating today

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

By Black Enterprise

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Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 22nd

Today’s Black History Month facts focus on DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince, and more

Check out today’s facts

By Black Enterprise

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Russell Simmons Talks “Gangsta Government” in ‘Impact Players’ Series

Check out our 3rd video in the "Impact Players" series

Russell Simmons gets open and honest about the U.S. government

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: Hank Aaron

Hammerin Hank Aaron with a great quote, today

Today, February 22nd, we have a quote from MLB legend and former BE 100s CEO,…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Historic Black Enterprise Magazine Covers: Ronald H. Brown, June 1996

Check out today's historic BE cover featuring the first black Secretary of US Commerce

Which has been your favorite cover so far?

By Derek T. Dingle

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: Maynard H. Jackson

Today, February 21st, we have a quote from former Atlanta mayor and black business champion, Maynard H. Jackson

Check out today’s quote

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Black Birthdays for Feb 21st: Nina Simone, Robert Mugabe and More

Check out who else is celebrating today

Happy Birthday to Nina Simone, Corbin Bleu, Robert Mugabe and others

By Black Enterprise

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In 1964, Wallace talked with Malcolm X in his home for one of few interviews conducted shortly before the leader's assassination. Wallace would count the Nation of Islam leader as a friend thereafter. His interview gave one of the first mainstream glimpses into Malcolm X's beliefs and the concept of "invisible movements" occurring nationwide during a time of high civil unrest. 


"...Negroes are banning together, in different kinds of movements, all kinds of movements," Malcolm X said. "They remain almost invisible ...When I say invisible I mean invisible in the sense that their existence is unknown and no matter how much you try and track them down, you can't find them. And never try and find them through the Negro leaders. The Negro leaders are famous as apologists. If you recall, one of the most famous Negro leaders in 1959 was asked by you about the Black Muslim Movement, and he said he knew nothing about it..."

Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 21st

Today’s Black History Month facts focus on Malcolm X, Barbara Jordan and many more

Check out today’s facts

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Historic Black Enterprise Magazine Covers: Ann C. Fudge, August 1994

Check out today's historic cover

On this cover, we profile Ann C. Fudge who became president of the Maxwell House…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 20th

Today’s Black History Month facts focus on Sidney Poitier and Frederick Douglass.

Check out today’s list

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: Nelson Mandela

What do you think of this quote?

We will publish a landmark quote from an African American legend every day of Black…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Black Birthdays for Feb 20th: Rihanna, Charles Barkley and More

Check out who else is celebrating today

Today Rihanna and Charles Barkley celebrate their birthday’s to name a few

By Black Enterprise

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Although Vick’s VapoRub suggests applying its topical ointment to the chest and throat, this staple of Black medicine cabinets has been applied directly to the nose almost since its creation over 100 years ago.

Get Well Soon: Remembering Our Grandparents’ Go-To Remedies

Black Enterprise takes a look at the Black community's most sought-after remedies.

As Black History Month continues, Black Enterprise takes a look at some of our grandparents…

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Why Can’t we Celebrate Black History Year?

Why not do it all year?

Why not do it all year? Why can’t we celebrate Black History Year?

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Black Birthdays for February 19th: Seal and Smokey Robinson

Today singer Smokey Robinson and Seal celebrate their birthdays in this Black History Month.

Check out who else is celebrating their birthday

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FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2010 file photo, singer Smokey Robinson is photographed backstage at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, file)

Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 19th

Today’s Black History Month facts focus on John Singleton and Smokey Robinson.

Check out today’s list

By Black Enterprise

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: Ursula Burns

We will publish a landmark quote from an African American legend every day of Black History Month.

Does this quote inspire you?

By Derek T. Dingle

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Historic Black Enterprise Magazine Covers: November, 1993

Check out this historic cover with Joan B. and Joan M. Johnson who sold Johnson Products Co.

The sale of Johnson Products Co., the hair care products company known for Ultra Sheen…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Historic Black Enterprise Magazine Covers: Russell Simmons, December, 1992

In this cover story, we delve into the empire of Russell Simmons’ Rush Communications.

Check out today’s historic cover

By Derek T. Dingle

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: Oprah Winfrey

Does Oprah inspire you?

Check out today’s quote.

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Black History Month Facts of the Day: February 18th

Check out today's facts featuring Toni Morrison and more.

Did you know any of these?

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Black Birthdays for February 18th: Dr. Dre and More

See who else is celebrating their birthday

Happy Birthday Dr. Dre!

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Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 17th

Jim Brown and Thelonius Monk are two of the five facts

Today’s Black History Month facts focus on Huey P. Newton and Jim Brown.

By Black Enterprise

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Black Birthdays for Feb 17th: Michael Jordan

Today, Michael Jordan, Dennis Green and a few others like Jim Brown are celebrating their birthday.

Check out who else celebrates today

By Black Enterprise

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Historic Black Enterprise Magazine Covers: Bob Johnson, May, 1992

Check out Bob Johnson in this historic cover

Bob Johnson eventually takes BET and sells it for $3 billion to media giant Viacom.

By Derek T. Dingle

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: Deval Patrick

Did this inspire you?

Check out today’s quote.

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Janice Bryant Howroyd Selected as a Regional Recipient of the Greater Los Angeles Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Award

Black History Month Quote of the Day: Janice Bryant Howroyd

Does this quote inspire you?

Check out today’s quote from the Act-1 Group CEO

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Historic Black Enterprise Magazine Covers: Virginia’s 1st Black Governor, January, 1989

Check out today's historic cover

The editors of BE predicted L. Douglas Wilder would become the governor of Virginia

By Derek T. Dingle

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Black Birthdays for Feb 16th: Ice-T, Lupe Fiasco and More

Did you know how old or young these individuals are?

Today Ice-T, Lupe Fiasco and Levar Burton celebrated their birthdays along with many more.

By Black Enterprise

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Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 16th

Check out today's facts including Bessie Smith and others

Did you know any of these?

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Black Birthdays for February 15th: Birdman, Omarosa and More

Check out who else is celebrating on this day

Selita Ebanks, Darrell Green and more.

By Black Enterprise

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The Boss Moves of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Take notes on the brave career moves of the most important Civil Rights leader in black history, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

What is your greatest memory of MLK?

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Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 15th

Today’s Black History Month facts focus on abolition and Nat King Cole.

Check them out

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: Bob Johnson

Check out today's inspirational quote

Today, February 15th, we have a quote from BET founder and current CEO of RLJ…

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Historic Black Enterprise Magazine Covers: 25 Best Corporate Managers, Feb 1988

Today, there are eight CEOs of large publicly-traded corporations among our list of 100 top execs

Check out this historic cover

By Derek T. Dingle

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Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 14th

Today’s Black History Month facts focus on Richard Allen, Gregory Hines, Morehouse College and more.

Check out today’s facts

By Black Enterprise

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Black Birthdays for February 14th: Frederick Douglas, Dwele and More

Check out who else is celebrating on this day

Gregory Hines and more

By Black Enterprise

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: Vernon Jordan

Today we have a quote from a man many would call an all-around player

Check out today’s quote

By Derek T. Dingle

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Historic Black Enterprise Magazine Covers: Reginald Lewis’ $985 Billion Deal, Nov 1987

Learn more about this groundbreaking and historic deal

Check out this Black Enterprise Magazine cover from November 1987 featuring Reginald Lewis and his…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: Mellody Hobson

Today we have a quote from the accomplished businesswoman

Check out today’s quote

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Black Birthdays for February 13th: Randy Moss

Check out who else is celebrating on this day

Randy Moss and more.

By Black Enterprise

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Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 13th

Today’s Black History Month facts focus on the SCLC and the first black professional basketball team.

Check out today’s facts

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Historic Black Enterprise Magazine Covers: Oprah’s Rise, December 1986

Check out today's historic Black Enterprise Magazine cover featuring Oprah and some of Hollywood's top black executives

Did you own any of these covers?

By Derek T. Dingle

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Ariel Investments John Rogers Talks Diversity, Business in Our ‘Impact Players’ Series

Rogers explains that he became interested in investing at a young age

Ariel Investments CEO John Rogers sits down with Reuters Impact Players host Robert Wolf in…

By Black Enterprise

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So Many Tears: The Most Devastating Moments in Black History

Black Enterprise remembers some of Black history's most horrifying moments.

From Malcolm X to James Byrd, Jr., Black Enterprise looks back at some of Black…

By Amber McKynzie

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Private School History Project Re-Enacts Slavery for Fifth Graders

Black parents are outraged.

For Black History Month the school is requiring their fifth grade class to replicate slavery…

By Sasha King

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Historic Black Enterprise Magazine Covers: Black America’s Economic Outlook, January 1984

Check out one of our historic Black Enterprise Magazine covers focusing on the economic outlook of black America.

BE was one of the first publications to establish a board of economists.

By Derek T. Dingle

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: A. Barry Rand

Today we have a quote from the CEO of AARP, A. Barry Rand

Check out today’s quote.

By Derek T. Dingle

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Black Birthdays for February 12th: RG III, Bill Russell and More

Check out who else is celebrating on this day

RG III, Bill Russell, Elle Varner and more

By Black Enterprise

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Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 12th

Today’s Black History Month facts focus on the NAACP and Arsenio Hall.

Check out more at our Black History Month homepage.

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You Make Me Better…Most Iconic Black Business-Celebrity Relationships Ever

Which of these couples is your favorite?

Ossie and Ruby, Will and Jada and more

By Mia N. Hall

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Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 11th

Today’s Black History Month facts focus on Nelson Mandela and Whitney L. Young.

Check out the rest of the facts.

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Black Birthdays for February 11th: Brandy, Kelly Rowland and More

Check out who else is celebrating on this day.

Brandy, Kelly Rowland and more.

By Black Enterprise

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: Richard D. Parsons

Today we have a quote from the groundbreaking Richard D. Parsons, who is the former CEO of Time Warner Inc and Citigroup Chairman.

Check out today’s quote.

By Derek T. Dingle

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Historic Black Enterprise Covers: Jesse Jackson’s Rise, Nov 1983

Check out one of our historic Black Enterprise Magazine covers which focuses on the rise of Jesse Jackson.

Check out our latest cover.

By Derek T. Dingle

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: Deborah C. Wright

Today's quote of the day comes from the banking CEO and President.

Check out her favorite quote.

By Derek T. Dingle

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Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 10th

Today’s Black History Month facts focus on Jackie Robinson and Alex Haley.

Check out more facts inside.

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Black Birthdays for February 10th: Robert Flack and More

Check out who else is celebrating on this day.

Roberta Flack and more

By Black Enterprise

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Historic Black Enterprise Magazine Covers: Jobs in Science and Tech, Feb 1983

Check out one of our historic Black Enterprise Magazine covers which focuses on jobs in tech and science.

Check out today’s cover.

By Derek T. Dingle

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Historic Black Enterprise Magazine Covers: Commercial Success, Dec 1981

Check out one of our historic Black Enterprise Magazine covers which focuses on commercial success of black celebrities and entertainers.

Check out today’s cover

By Derek T. Dingle

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: Johnnie Cochran

Today's quote of the day comes from the legendary lawyer.

We will publish a landmark quote from an African American legend every day of Black…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 9th

Today’s Black History Month facts focus on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and Paul Laurence Dunbar.

On every single day of Black History Month this February, we will provide you with…

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CHRIS GARDNER: Entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and philanthropist Chris Gardner overcame homelessness to become a self-made millionaire. Gardner chronicled his challenges of being a single father and an ambitious businessman living below the poverty line in his New York Times' bestselling autobiography, The Pursuit of Happyness. His rags to riches story also served as inspiration for the 2006 motion picture The Pursuit of Happyness, starring Will Smith.

Black Birthdays for February 9th: Chris Gardner and More

Are you a Pursuit of Happiness fan?

Check out today’s birthdays.

By C. Daniel Baker

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The Embrace of Black History Month in Canada

Not just significant for Americans

s we continue to celebrate the accomplishments and innovations of the black race for Black…

By Sasha King

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Historic Black Enterprise Magazine Covers: Blacks vs White Women in Executive Suite, Sept. 1980

Check out one of our historic Black Enterprise Magazine covers which focuses on white women and African Americans in corporate America.

Check out today’s cover

By Derek T. Dingle

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: Spike Lee

Today's quote of the day comes from the legendary director.

We will publish a landmark quote from an African American legend every day of Black…

By Derek T. Dingle

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GARY COLEMAN: Before becoming a prominent child star, playing adoptee Arnold on the hit sitcom Diff'rent Strokes, Coleman knew a thing or two about it in real life, having grown up with adopted parents since birth. He would go on to appear in many hit TV series, from Martin to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and then on to reality TV fame as a cast member on The Surreal Life 2. He even ran for governor of California in 2003, and placed 8th in a field of 185 candidates during the infamous recall election. Though he suffered from an autoimmune kidney disease that stunted his growth, and would later die from complications of it, Coleman is one of the most well-known figures in pop culture, spanning generations.

Black Birthday for February 8th: Gary Coleman, Alonzo Mourning and More

Check out who else is celebrating today

Happy Birthday and rest in peace to Gary Coleman!

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Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 8th

Today’s Black History Month facts focus on CBS commentator Andy Rooney and actor Gary Coleman.

On every single day of Black History Month this February, we will provide you with…

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Black History Month: Valerie Jarrett Talks Obama, Career in ‘Impact Players’ Series

Jarrett addressed the improved relationship between the White House and big business

Check out the video.

By Black Enterprise

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Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 7th

Today’s Black History Month facts focus on Alcorn A&M College and Carter G. Woodson.

On every single day of Black History Month this February, we will provide you with…

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Black Birthdays for February 7th: Chris Rock and More

Check out who else is celebrating today

Happy Birthday Chris Rock!

By Black Enterprise

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: Anne Fudge

Today's quote of the day comes from the former CEO of Young & Rubicam Advertising.

We will publish a landmark quote from an African American legend every day of Black…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Historic Black Enterprise Magazine Covers: Blacks in Record Industry, December 1979

Check out one of our historic Black Enterprise Magazine covers which focus on the record industry, and the affect blacks had on it.

Check out today’s cover

By Derek T. Dingle

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: Herman J. Russell

Today's quote of the day comes from Herman J. Russell

We will publish a landmark quote from an African American legend every day of Black…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Historic Black Enterprise Magazine Covers: The Beauty Care Industry, August 1978

BE covered how these firms were battling majority companies like Revlon for the then-$750 million black hair care and beauty aids market.

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Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 6th

On every single day of Black History Month this February, we will provide you with a daily fact.

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Black Birthdays for February 6th: Bob Marley, Natalie Cole and More

Every day of Black History Month this February we will alert you to the birthdays of the many celebrities, activists, athletes in our community.

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Black Birthdays for February 5th: Bobby Brown, Hank Aaron and More

Every day of Black History Month this February we will alert you to the birthdays of the many celebrities, activists and athletes.

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Historic Black Enterprise Magazine Covers: Black-Owned Farms, May 1978

The editors of BE developed a groundbreaking cover story on the “black land drain."

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: BE Entrepreneur of the Century

Today's quote of the day comes from the Black Enterprise Entrepreneur of the Century

We will publish a landmark quote from an African American legend every day of Black…

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Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 5th

On every single day of Black History Month this February, we will provide you with a daily fact.

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: American Express’ Kenneth Chenault

Today's quote of the day comes from the AMEX executive

We will publish a landmark quote from an African American legend every day of Black…

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Black Birthdays for February 4th: Rosa Parks and Lawrence Taylor

Every day of Black History Month this February we will alert you to the birthdays of the many celebrities, activists and athletes.

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Has Black History Month Been a Failure?

Should this month still exist?

Young black school children don’t learn that our people mapped, calculated and erected some of…

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Historic Black Enterprise Magazine Covers: Ernesta Procope, August 1974

BE devotes an entire issue to expose the unique challenges as well as celebrate the achievements of black female executives.

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Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 4th

On every single day of Black History Month this February, we will provide you with a daily fact.

Today’s Black History Month facts focus on Rosa Parks and Sojourner Truth.

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Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 3rd

On every single day of Black History Month this February, we will provide you with a daily fact that occurred on the same day in a past year in history.

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: Russell Simmons

Today's quote of the day comes from legendary entrepreneur Russell Simmons

We will publish a landmark quote from an African American legend every day of Black…

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Historic Black Enterprise Magazine Covers: BE 100, June 1973

BE unveils its list of the Top 100 – the nation’s largest black-owned companies

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Black Birthdays for February 3rd: Sean Kingston and Julio Jones

Every day of Black History Month this February we will alert you to the birthdays of the many celebrities, activists, and athletes.

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Historic Black Enterprise Magazine Covers: Vietnam War, February 1971

At the height of the Vietnam War, BE was the only national publication to deal with the plight of returning G.I.s.

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: John H. Johnson

Today, February 2nd, we have a quote from the founder of Johnson Publishing, John H. Johnson.

We will publish a landmark quote from an African American legend every day of Black…

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Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 2nd

On every single day of Black History Month this February, we will provide you with a daily fact that occurred on the same day in a past year in history.

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Black Birthdays for February 2nd: Donald Driver and Gucci Mane

Every day of Black History Month this February we will alert you to the birthdays of the many celebrities, activists and athletes.

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Black Birthdays for February 1st: Rick James, Big Boi and More

Every day of Black History Month this February we will alert you to the birthdays of the many celebrities, activists and athletes.

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: Black Enterprise Founder Earl G. Graves, Sr.

Today, February 1st, our first quote comes from Black Enterprise Magazine Founder & Publisher, Earl G. Graves.

We will publish a landmark quote from an African American legend every day of Black…

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Historic Black Enterprise Magazine Covers: Charles Evers, August 1970

Charles Evers, then-mayor of Fayette, Mississippi served as the magazine’s first cover subject.

He typified black entrepreneurs that emerged from the Civil Rights Movement

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Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 1st

On every single day of Black History Month this February, we will provide you with a daily fact that occurred on the same day in a past year in history.

Today’s Black History Month facts focus on the great Langston Hughes and countless other individuals…

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Does Black History Month Represent All Blacks?

Today marks the beginning of Black History Month, a time for the nation to highlight achievements and contributions of black Americans

The origins of this month began in 1926

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Cornel West: The Building of a Black Intellectual Empire

West has had an unprecedented influence on this generation of colored people both rich and poor.

Dr. Cornel West is a towering intellectual respected by the academic and hip hop community.

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From global ambassadors to young international leaders, these 10 African women have truly showcased what…

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The Activate Conference, held Sept. 20 at the Times Center in NYC, featured speakers Keke…

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