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In Case You Missed It: Celebrating Black History

This year throughout Black History Month, Black Enterprise published a number of articles celebrating our…

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Black History Month: 10 Powerful Lyrical Quotes by Lauryn Hill

Rapper, singer, writer and actress Lauryn Hill made music history on this day, 18 years ago

Many of the lyrics from Lauryn Hill’s career continue to inspire and speak to today’s…

By Selena Hill

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Dorothy Counts

Black History Month: Dorothy Counts and School Integration

But the fight to integrate the nation’s schools is current events

Last week I attended a seminar for education journalists and, among many other things, I…

By Robin White Goode

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Black History Month: The Slave Who Escaped From George Washington

Ona Judge escaped slavery in the executive mansion only to live the rest of her life in poverty as a fugitive

Learn about Oney “Ona” Judge, the African American slave who ran away from George Washington’s…

By Selena Hill

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Denmark Vesey

Black History Month: Insurrection Leader Denmark Vesey

An educated, successful freed man would have led the most successful slave revolt in the U.S.

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

By Selena Hill

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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…

By Selena Hill

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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…

By Selena Hill

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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…

By Selena Hill

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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…

By Selena Hill

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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.…

By Daron Pressley

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African American

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

By Derek T. Dingle

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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…

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?

By Derek T. Dingle

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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?

By Derek T. Dingle

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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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“The only woman in the room” & how to change that by 2186

With passionate voices working every day to redefine the standard for gender equality, I believe…

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Ask Sheree: How to Manage an Overload of Work

It is very common for a busy professional to feel overwhelmed with their job commitments…

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