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Executive Leadership Council at 30: Push for Global Business Diversity

Highlights from the 30th anniversary celebration of the Executive Leadership Council

Highlights from the 30th Anniversary of the Executive Leadership Council, the leading organization of black…

By Derek T. Dingle

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social issues

These Companies Are Stepping Up To Talk About Social Issues

They're creating environments where diverse employees and opinions are valued

Companies like TIAA and General Mills are engaging their employees in conversation about diversity and…

By Lisa Fraser

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House

Democrats Seek Control of US House of Representatives

Will Dems be able to gain 30 seats and win control of the House on Election Day?

The best chance for Dems to win control of the House is in a presidential…

By John Burnett

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Vote

Knowledge is Key When You Vote and When You Give

Informed giving is critical to making your voice heard

Because giving is a “vote” of support, your voice matters just like it does in…

By Halima Leak Francis

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images

Why Black Youth Need Positive Black Images

Anti-black bias is still prevalent in our society, particularly in mainstream media. Parents can counter the negative effects of this social ill by exposing their children to positive representations of the black community

Find out why it is abundantly important for black youth to have positive black images…

By Jared Brown

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Gloria

Saying Goodbye to Best-Selling Author Gloria Naylor

The author of the highly-acclaimed novel, “The Women of Brewster," has died at the age of 66

Leaving behind a body of literary gold, it has been confirmed that award-winning author Gloria…

By Selena Hill

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criminal justice

The Criminal Justice System Is Racist by Design

An op-ed by Jared Brown explores if modest reforms to the criminal justice system can fix a system that is racist by design

Learn how a few modest reforms to the criminal justice system attempts to fix a…

By Jared Brown

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Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams: ‘We Have to Normalize Blackness’

Pearls of wisdom and truth from Jesse Williams' panel discussion, at this year's Advertising Week conference

Find out what actor/activist Jesse Williams had to say about activism and black oppression during…

By Selena Hill

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National African American Museum

Scenes from the National African American Museum Dedication: Honoring Our Past, Engaging in Today’s Conversation on Race

#APeoplesJourney - Pres. Obama: “We’re not a burden on America or a stain on America or an object of shame and pity for America. We are America.”

Check out BE SVP/Chief Content Officer, Derek Dingle’s recap of the highly anticipated National African…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Tulsa police

ACLU Calls Tulsa Police Cold Blooded Murderers and Bold-Faced Liars Following Terence Crutcher Shooting

The U.S. Department of Justice is asked to investigate, after Tulsa, O.K. police officers shoot and kill an unarmed black man

The U.S. Department of Justice has been asked to investigate the shooting death by Tulsa…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Freedman's Bank

U.S. Treasury To Host The Freedman’s Bank Forum

The Freedman’s Bank Forum will take place on Friday, September 23rd at the U.S. Department of Treasury…

By Black Enterprise

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chicago

The Black Lives That Impact More in Chicago

Community ownership, hope, and action for positive change

 
On average, 12 people are shot in Chicago every day. According to the Chicago Tribune,…

By John Hope Bryant

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Freedman's Bank

How U.S. Backed Banks Robbed Ex-Slaves of $66 Million

This historical analysis of the relationship between African Americans and banks underscores the significance of banking black today

Booker T. Washington, the Founder of the Tuskegee Institute and the son of slaves, once…

By Jared Brown

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black lives matter

[OP-ED] Dear Omari Hardwick: Black Lives Matter Is More Than A Hashtag

Movement has ignited a new generation to join the fight for black freedom

As a 28-year-old black woman dedicated to the advancement and liberation of people of color,…

By Selena Hill

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trump

Don’t Fall For Trump “Okeydoke”

While appearing to finally make the summer campaign pivot, Trump’s condescending approach in discussing African American issues could backfire

One week ago, Donald Trump announced he was dumping his presidential campaign leadership and bringing…

By Corey Ealons

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Kobe

Will Kobe Bryant’s $100 Million Tech Fund Capitalize Black Entrepreneurs?

Sports icon turned venture capitalist, Kobe Bryant, has the potential to set a powerful, influential example for other investors by investing in black-owned businesses

After retiring earlier this year, Kobe Bryant, the former NBA MVP, announced the launch of…

By Jared Brown

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national urban league

National Urban League: Save Our Cities

Here is what happened at this year's National Urban League Conference

During the first week of August, political, business, and community leaders met in Baltimore for…

By Black Enterprise

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Spelman

Spelman College President Considers Admitting Transgender Students

Spelman is the latest prestigious women’s college to look at changing its admission policies to be more inclusive

Spelman is the latest prestigious women’s college to consider admitting transgender students. Other institutions, including…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Diaspora Demo Day

Startup Applications Now Open for Diaspora Demo Pitch Competition 2016

The Diaspora Demo Experience is a vast meetup of entrepreneurs, startups, VCs, investors, and others from the African diaspora

Diaspora Demo Experience is the largest gathering of African entrepreneurs, startups, VCs, investors, and more.…

By Samara Lynn

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simone biles

Eat Like an Olympian: Simone Biles

We've got the details on the diet that is helping Simone Biles dominate the 2016 Rio Olympics, and why it matters for the future of the gymnastics

We’ve got the details on the diet that is helping Simone Biles dominate the 2016…

By Hailey Wallace

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How to Budget for Unexpected Windfalls

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

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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…

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