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Intel HBCU Grant Program

$4.5M Intel HBCU Grant Program to Increase Retention in STEM College Majors and Careers

Today, Intel Corp. is announcing the Intel HBCU Grant Program, a three-year, $4.5 million initiative…

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Jesse Jackson

Rev. Jesse Jackson Calls For More Diversity in the Entertainment and Tech Industry at Cannes Lions

“For too long, Hollywood has stereotyped people in ways that have either damaged the culture or been indifferent to change,” said the outspoken civil rights leader

The Rev. Jesse Jackson took a jab at Hollywood and Silicon Valley for their lack…

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#BlackLivesMatter

High-Fashion Brand Unapologetically Appropriates #BlackLivesMatter

Even after getting called out by Black Twitter, luxury brand Ports 1961 says it stands by its "Every Color Matters" merchandise

Pieces from the clothing line’s Spring 2018 collection have been the subject of criticism following…

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Form

Tristan Walker Launches New Hair Line for Women of Color

Walker & Co.'s new Form Collection taps into the multibillion-dollar black hair industry

Following the success of Bevel, an innovative shaving solution for men that eliminates razor bumps,…

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Juneteenth

Freedom vs. Emancipation: The Celebration of Juneteenth

Although slaves were legally emancipated in 1863, many were not told that they were free until June 19, 1865

In 1866, freedman organized the first June 19, or Juneteenth, celebrations. Today, it is observed…

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New Twitter Interface

Twitter: Oh You Fancy, Huh?

Twitter updates its platform with a redesign.

Remember all of the icons at the bottom of the screen that you used to:…

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Green Bay Packer Martellus Bennett Partners With YouTube Kids

The NFL star shares his favorite children's books

Martellus Bennett has joined forces with YouTube in its #ReadAlong month-long campaign teaching and encouraging…

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Black Enterprise Editor Honored With ‘Heroine of Excellence’ Award

BE Editor recognized as an up-and-comer in media world

Black Enterprise’s Digital Editor Selena Hill was honored as one of several Heroines of Excellence…

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Bozoma Saint John

Bozoma Saint John on Shift to Uber, ‘I’m Ready’

The marketing guru tells Black Enterprise why she's leaving her position at Apple Music to start a career at Uber

Bozoma Saint John tells Black Enterprise what motivated her to abruptly leave her executive position…

By Selena Hill

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Gordon Parks

Activists and Hollywood Elite Celebrate the Gordon Parks Legacy

Rep. John Lewis, Stephen Colbert, and other stars gathered to honor Gordon Parks and those making a social impact in today's society

Rep. John Lewis and Mavis Staples were among the honorees at The Gordon Parks Awards…

By Selena Hill

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Bill Maher

BE Heard: Dear Black People: Stop Defending Bill Maher

Black Enterprise's Digital Manager Selena Hill on why Maher's use of the slur should be criticized

Black Enterprise asked our Instagram followers if Bill Maher should be fired for using the…

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Bozoma Saint John

[Updated] Bozoma Saint John Leaves Apple Music, Heads to Uber

The marketing executive is allegedly leaving the music streaming service after helping its revenues soar

Bozoma Saint John is reportedly leaving her position as head of Global Consumer Marketing for…

By Selena Hill

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corporate diversity

‘For Investors’ Benefit, Companies Must Be More Inclusive,’ Says Rep. Meeks

In an exclusive op-ed, U.S. Rep. Gregory W. Meeks argues that the Securities and Exchange Commission should improve its board diversity disclosure requirements

Every few weeks, my constituents in New York invest large swaths of their paychecks into…

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LeBron

LeBron James and the National Museum of African American History and Culture as Targets of Hate Crimes

A recent surge of high-profile hate crimes underscores the prevalence of racism in America

“We got a long way to go for us as a society and for us…

By Selena Hill

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Farewell

Obama Responds to Trump’s Decision to Exit the Paris Climate Agreement

Obama remains hopeful, even as Trump unravels the historic deal that combats global warming and climate change

Shortly after Trump’s announcement about the Paris Climate Agreement, Obama released a statement calling on…

By Selena Hill

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WE tv's Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta Premiere Screening Event

Bow Wow and Crew Make Their Broadcast Debut on WE tv’s ‘Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta’

Let's just say, I've found my new reality TV obsession

Last night was the series premiere of Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta. However, I was given a…

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Harvard

Harvard Student Submits Rap Album as Senior Thesis, Earns Honors

This 20-year-old's creativity and lyricism has made him a standout at the IVY League school

Rather than writing a traditional thesis paper, 20-year-old Obasi Shaw became the first student at…

By Selena Hill

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#ImpeachTrumpNow

Black Celebs and Leaders Calling to #ImpeachTrumpNow

The resistance is increasing in strength, as more are demanding to #ImpeachTrumpNow on Twitter and Instagram

Cries from the left to #ImpreachTrump have only gotten louder. Here are a few black…

By Selena Hill

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Download the BE Events App to Stay Connected at Entrepreneurs Summit

Stay connected at the 2017 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit

Download the Black Enterprise events app to remain in the loop at the Black Enterprise…

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DeVos

The Best Twitter Reactions to the Uproar over DeVos’ Commencement Speech at B-CU

Black Twitter stood in solidarity with the students who protested during Betsy DeVos' commencement speech at Bethune-Cookman University

Graduates at the HBCU heckled and turned their backs towards DeVos. Meanwhile, the hashtag #BackstoDeVos…

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How To

change

“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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manage

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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