It was reportedly a shocker to his teammates
This makes Gordon the first openly gay Division I basketball player
It was reportedly a shocker to his teammates
This makes Gordon the first openly gay Division I basketball player
Carol H. Williams Advertising looks to give Oaktown a new image
The challenge is contending with media reports that highlight the historically blue collar city’s seedy…
All Americans without healthcare nears six-year low
The number of Americans without health insurance dipped to its lowest in nearly six years
Shanesha Taylor couldn't find a babysitter to watch her children
What do you think of this case?
We are so happy for this kid
Oakland teenager has a choice of which schools he can attend in the Ivy League
The Smoking Gun reveals that the civil rights activist was a former snitch
Do you believe the story?
Founder of the National Association of Black Journalists has died
He died Sunday in Chapel Hill, N.C. at an assisted living facility
Jiha will now oversee the agency which collects over $30 billion in tax collection every year.
de Blasio moved quick to replace Goldman
The festival will run for 2 days in Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's city
Acts ranging from R&B to Gospel groups will be performing
More than 100 celebrity endorsers pushed the "get covered" message through public service service announcements, radio appearances and tweets
Key to surpassing President Obama’s goal for HealthCare.govesignups by the March 31 deadline – and…
Will you be attending?
Before Kevin Hart fame, Dave Chappelle was easily the highest rated, and paid, comedian in…
Don't you wish you had their luck?
This Virginia couple continues to win the lottery
Domestic violence survivor faces 60 years in prison for firing warning shot
Have you heard of the case of Marissa Alexander?
Cannon joined Charlotte's City Council in 1993
Do you believe Cannon would do such things?
The 31-year-old is best known for playing 'Harrison Wright' in the hit ABC series
Short has a history of run-ins with the law
Brown, 66, is running for public office in Shelby County
Would you vote for Judge Joe Brown?
Valerie Jarrett notes the need to establish economic programs for women in light of the fact that women comprise half of the U.S. workforce
President Obama has announced that he will host a White House summit on working families…
Woods says he'll work with doctors to get healthy for Augusta
The Masters Tournament is now officially in jeopardy for Tiger Woods
Obama says Spartans will win it all
Tom Izzo and the Spartans are in the spotlight
Visit will be the former president's third to the Ed Sullivan Theatre
President Jimmy Carter won’t be the only Jimmy on late night television
Rates improve for athletes, columnist finds
Black graduation for players in the tournament is no longer March Madness.
Single-test rule is racially dicsriminatory, critics say
A lack of diversity at selective high schools in New York City has some critics…
Are you surprised by the sharp uptick in sales?
Oscar award night was a good one for 12 Years a Slave, and the week…
Nia Long talks co-starring with son Massai in the film 'Single Moms Club'
Nia Long can be found in countless movies over the course of her 43 years
Entrepreneurs showcase their conscious living businesses
Last weekend the 4th annual NYC Vegetarian Food Festival was in full swing and BE…
Will Congress come together to move beyond its “do nothing” label to pass key legislation this term
What’s the most pressing issue in your opinion?
Adegbile's involvement in the Mumia Abu Jamal defense cost him
With support from several members of his own party, President Obama was delivered a crushing…
The celebrity physician and consumer good company team up to help you get a good night’s sleep
When asked about the effect lack of sleep has on the workforce, the doctor points…
Will Obama get tough with Putin?
Facing one of his greatest foreign policy crises, President Obama declared Monday that Russia’s military…
Products and services sold overseas supporting more jobs
Will this hold up?
The hyperconnected NJ senator is eager to enact policies that will shape the nation
It was within a week of being sworn into the U.S. Senate that former Newark…
Software and services company Palantir takes the top spot, paying about $7,000 per month
Being an intern doesn’t sound so bad after all
Cicely Tyson honored by Michelle Obama at White House screening of 'A Trip to Bountiful'
Will you check it out?
Symposium tackles the issue of increasing the number of black women in science, technology, engineering and math related ndustries
How do we bring more young women into the field of STEM and keep them…
Everyone was talking about My Brother’s Keeper, President Obama’s initiative launched yesterday that specifically addresses…
My Brother's Keeper will search for ways to intervene in the lives of young black men throughout the US
Do you know the percentage of young black men who grow up without knowing their…
Do you think the minimum wage will be raised?
In his weekly address, President Obama focused on his latest campaign: raising the minimum wage
The First Lady and the White House's senior advisor are shaping national agendas
The Black Enterprise Women of Power February2014 issue spotlights remarkable women, whose individual and collective…
Hung jury in murder trial of unarmed teen fuels debate over shoot first laws
Many complexities in the latest round of judicial decisions
Verizon is providing a $60k grant to support this year's SmartPitch Challenge
This spring, a diverse group of young entrepreneurs from the City University of New York…
First stop in the series is Atlanta at Morehouse College. Goal is to improve academic achievement of black students
The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans (WHIEEAA) is launching a series…
Maria Contreras-Sweet has firsthand small business and banking experience
The newly appointed head of the Small Business Administration (SBA), Maria Contreras-Sweet would bring years…
NEI awarded $76 million in grants which helped to create more than 675 companies
Working to return Detroit to its position as a global economic leader
The beneficiaries have been revealed
Nearly two months after his death, details of Nelson Mandela’s will have been released
Is the league ready for its first openly gay pro-football player?
The 24-year-old Sam, who just completed his senior season with the Missouri Tigers, has been…
Promoter said he's missing out on million-dollar pay day
The Love Playbook tackles relationship issues many women encounter
Last week Tuesday, Jan 28th, Lala Anthony’s book The Love Playbook went on sale
T.W Shannon to run for the remainder of Sen. Tom Coburn's term
Current speaker of the house for Oklahoma T. W. Shannon is entering the race for…
Four in 10 US students plan to start a business but face few opportunities to learn necessary skills
Young people are interested in starting their own businesses more than ever
The League of Young Voters deliver their State of The Youth Address
The League empowers young people nationwide to participate in the democratic process
Did you know this?
The state of Maryland has the highest percentage of millionaire families and black families who…
Mass wedding ceremony performed on stage during the show
Hip-Hop diva Queen Latifah officiated the on-stage marriages of 34 couples from all walks of…
Construction and manufacturing among industries driving increases
The increase is possibly the result of an uptick in domestic manufacturing
The video was teased during Sunday night’s Grammy Awards telecast and is available on the Lincoln YouTube channel
The collaboration with Blacc is Lincoln’s latest approach to surround cultural conversation of its vehicles…
The vision of the conference is to bring powerful, diverse women from around the world who are current and future leaders with a powerful message
The Give 1 Project will host its inaugural Women’s Leadership Conference in Dakar, Senegal March…
Love & Hip Hop down time leads to restaurant launch
Reality stars know the key to making money is staying relevant and staying diversified
Jan. 31 is the deadline for issuing W-2 or 1099-MISC for your small business employees
If you your business used a freelancer or subcontractor the deadline to provide wage and…
US Postal Service plans unveiling Black History Month stamps on January 31st
January is quickly coming to a close and with that brings the beginning of Black…
National Black Justice Coalition’s Sharon Lettman-Hicks is one of 15 members charged with improving educational outcomes of African Americans
The National Education Commission has a new member
Have you heard of "skin tone memory bias"?
Do you think that people are judged according to the color of their skin?
J.C Penney will close stores by May in a plan to turnaround profits.
After a year and half of struggling, J.C Penney has decided to close 3% of…
After pressure from shareholders Apple will try to change the corporate charter to include women and minorities
Are you happy about this move by the big brand?
Scandal and Grey's Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes speaks out about the 2014 Diversity Award
Last Saturday the Director’s Guild of America held their award ceremony
Kerry Washington's pregnancy makes it hard for Olivia Pope to strut
Did you catch the finale?
Black Enterprise to present its highest recognition of women's achievement at the 2014 Women of Power Summit in Boca Raton, Fla
Black Enterprise will present the Legacy Awards, its highest recognition of women’s achievement, at the…
Shopping at local businesses could pump more than $100 million into Chicago's economy
Local First is launching a year-long program called Eat, Drink & Buy Local 365 to…
Earl G. Graves, Sr., the Founder and Publisher of BlackEnterprise talks the legacy of Mandela
Nelson Mandela left this mortal plane on Dec. 5, 2013, 22 years almost to the…
Image was released Thursday night via Twitter.
Image was released Thursday night via Twitter.
Mandela was revered as the father of the "Rainbow Nation"
Obama said he was especially impressed by Mandela’s efforts to reconcile blacks and whites during…
Mandela had been battling various illnesses
A hero for the world
Three teenage students were arrested while waiting for a bus to a scrimmage game
Three students in Rochester, NY were arrested the day before Thanksgiving for standing in front…
What score would you give President Obama on his racial stance?
If you gave President Barack Obama a grade for his impact on the African American…
The annual charity event distributed more than 600 turkeys, 100 hams and other holiday dinner items to Detroit residents
Lincoln Motor Company teamed with some of the biggest names in the worlds of sports…
The last episode of "African Americans: Many Rivers To Cross" covers 1968-2013.
The series finale will detail the African American journey from 1968-2013
Text message insulted black people
Has this ever happened to you?
NAN and Rev. Al Sharpton meet with Macy's CEO to discuss racial profiling prevention
Sharpton stands up for those profiled while shopping
Google selected the Kansas City metro area for the roll-out of its Google Fiber service
Home to 2.5 million people, the Kansas City region offers the benefits of more than…
The White House has thrown its weight behind a proposal to raise the federal minimum wage to at least $10 an hour
Will it pass both the House and the Senate?
Are you going to pick up a copy?
The book, published by Cash Money Content, is his first in over a decade
Business owners believe nondiscrimination policies boost bottom lines
Senior House Republican aides say the bill is unlikely to come up in the chamber…
Without ENDA, African American LGBT workers face double, triple discrimination
The passage of the act was supported on both sides
3 steps veterans can take to translate their military experience to civilian employment
In honor of Veterans Day, the Real Warriors Campaign offers advice for how to translate…
Jim Jones and Chrissy Lampkin discuss how gentrification has changed Harlem
Gentrification can be messy for the people that are displaced
Rob Brown was arrested in Macy's after purchasing a Movado watch for his mother birthday
Have you been racially profiled entering a store?
Ebony.com writer discusses her feelings on the American Apparel Halloween display
Did you ever see the display?
Activist Kevin Powell launches BK (Building Knowledge) Nation
The activist and author continues to give back
Jim Bonsall, the former CFO of Detroit, resigned amidst an investigation into distasteful comments referring to Trayvon Martin.
Detroit CFO, Jim Bonsall was reported asking “if he could shoot someone in a hoodie”
Administration working to fix healthcare application process plagued with problems since open enrollment
Will this issue be fixed soon?
TV One introduces a news show to their lineup
The show entitled ‘NewsOne Now’ will cover news that affects the African American community
A racial slur left on a receipt, leads to a job suspension and then a $10,000 tip
Who said racism still isn’t an issue?
Kendra Rae Davis accuses her soon to be ex-husband of stealing from their joint account
Former Chicago Bulls player Antonio Davis is getting divorced from his wife of 19 years
Roughly 40 percent of respondents say the shutdown has impacted them
The government shutdown is severely impacting the $273 billion dollar business travel industry, creating uncertainty…
Jay Z and Beyonce the most powerful couple
Jay Z and Beyonce have been known as an “it” couple for quite some time
The Federal Reserve releases new $100 bills.
The new $100 dollar bill has made its way into circulation in an attempt by…
Our favorite comedian once hit rock bottom
Even the humblest of beginnings can have a great outcome
A bittersweet victory decades later after experiencing discriminatory lending
Farmers will receive $1.2 billion in settlement
Senate rejects the House's last minute bill to delay part of Obama’s health care law
The Office of Management and Budget issued orders that “agencies should now execute plans for…
Italian pasta maker apologies for hurtful same-sex couples comments
Should he apologize?
Private equity firm the Carlyle Group has invested a minority stake in the rap mogul’s audio company
Beats Electronics, which makes colorful, pricey headphones branded by rapper and hip-hop mogul Dr Dre,…
Healthcare marketplaces open to self-employed and micro businesses
Here’s a tip sheet for small businesses on Obamacare
“Today’s Business Crisis: Educating Tomorrow’s Workforce” brings together business leaders, educators and policy makers to Washington, D.C., during the CBC's Annual Legislative Weekend
Black Enterprise, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, presents “Today’s Business Crisis:…
Johnson is battling the issue of dropouts in low income areas.
Johnson continues to spread his influence across many areas
A tragic incident brings donations from hip-hop artists
The Game is taking his Robin Hood project very seriously
The Lake Mary Police Chief addresses the concerns of a citizen about Zimmerman's volatile nature.
The Police Chief in Lake Mary, Flordia where George Zimmerman currently resides is not a…
Officer used excessive force and did not have a reason to discharge his weapon.
Jonathan Ferrell was only seeking help for an accident before he was killed.
Gov. Tom Corbett to change stance on Medicaid.
The governor of Pennsylvania, Tom Corbett, may be amending his stance on Obamacare.
Last three Super Bowls only events to surpass the bout in sales
Seat Geek, an online event ticket search engine, reported to SBNation that the average ticket…
The state of New York okays allowing pet cemeteries to accept cremated human remains
A new regulation unveiled by the state of New York this month would allow pet…
An initial public offering for the social network giant is the biggest news since Facebook went public
In fewer than 140 characters, Twitter Inc. tweeted that it has filed confidential paperwork to…
Board taps Wall Street veteran to head major investment banking institution
While this is a milestone for African American women in finance, Shank points out that…
Drake sued over replication owl pendant.
Drake is being sued by the jeweler Baden Baden Inc for making replications of his…
After her child accuses his teacher of scratching him, Simone Baker, allegedly assaults the teacher.
Baker called the principal of the school to let him know that she was on…
The hairstyle policy has been amended to cover only personal hygiene.
Tiana Parker’s parents decided to move her to a new school because her hairstyle, dreadlocks,…
After hearing the heartbreaking story of Tiana Ricks death, The Game was motivated to donate funds for her funeral expenses.
Tiana Ricks didn’t know that she had been shot.
Victims of 1963 Birmingham bombing awarded 50 years later.
As a result of the passage of this bill, the Secretary of the Treasury and…
Bracknell says, "You'd think he'd get the heck out of Dodge."
George Zimmerman made headlines yesterday with news that he was arrested.
State had an increase in the impoverished due to 2009 economic crisis.
A study conducted by the Legal Services of New Jersey Poverty Research Institute shows that…
'Money' Mayweather gets sued over Game 7 tickets.
Court-side tickets to any major game or event will always cost big bucks, and…
Youngest leader in organization's history steps down after five years
Ben Jealous, 40, will step down from his post at the nation’s largest civil rights…
Business and civil rights organizations to draw attention to lack of minority contractors used on the team's new stadium
Levi Strauss has also come under attack by protestors.
BLACK ENTERPRISE’s report spotlights prominent African American director
The media company identifies 177 African American directors at S&P 500 companies and reveals 75…
Instagram crush leads to real life love.
Basketball player Andre Drummond has found love and it all started on Instagram.
The Deborah Brown Community School discourages hairstyles that are seen as fads.
A charter school in Tulsa, Oklahoma has sent a child home for her hairstyle. 7…
Is the Pastor losing it?
What do you think of this?
The President arrived in Stockholm to kick off a 3 day trip overseas.
After an overnight flight the President landed in Stockholm, Sweden for a meeting with officials…
Ariel Castro was found dead in his cell in what is believed to be a suicide.
The convicted kidnapper and rapist, Ariel Castro, was found dead in his cell Tuesday night…
De Blasio is frontrunner amongst blacks
With the third term of Mayor Bloomberg swiftly coming to an end a race is…
NAACP and KKK meet to discuss violence in Wyoming.
This past Saturday, leaders of the branches of the KKK and NAACP met in Casper,…
Richard Schmidt plead guilty to counterfeiting and federal gun charges.
An Ohio man, Richard Schmidt, who was under investigation for selling fake sports memorabilia was…
Gries claims that although she made racist comments she is in fact not a racist.
The CBS reality game show Big Brother evicted Aaryn Gries on the Thursday night show.…
Neo-nazi Craig Cobb hopes to get enough white supremacists to his settlement.
A community in North Dakota is rallying together to prevent one of their neighbors from…
Move adds 1,400 jobs to Motor City metro area
The automaker invested $555 million into the Flat Rock Assembly Plant, adding added a state-of-the-art,…
Treasury Department to treat legally married gay and lesbian couples the same as other spouses no matter where they reside
The new IRS ruling creates some complications for the 24 states that do not recognize…
Walsh punctuates his speech with an emphasis on the black family.
Not everyone was pleased by the strides that Black America has made in the 50…
Did you know this about the King of Pop?
The “King of Pop”, Michael Jackson, would have been 54 today
While not entirely positive, signs are pointing towards continued recovery
The economic outlook continues to be a mostly positive, albeit not entirely. Americans filing applications…
At the ceremony, President Obama shared names of casualties of foot soldiers on the front lines of the movement.
The speakers at “Let Freedom Ring Commemoration and Call To Action” used the event…
President Obama speaks at the 50th Anniversary ceremony of the March on Washington.
Will you be tuning in?>
Do you question Johnny because he's filing suit two years later?
White man allegedly assaulted and insulted Gill
Higher wages, energy prices overseas could increase American exports
By 2020, higher US exports, combined with production work that will likely be “reshored” from…
20 historical facts that are not so common.
Today marks the 50th anniversary of the historic march
The differences between Black American then and now highlighted in our infographic.
The numbers show change, but is it enough?
Lamar Odom returns to Khole after speculation about separation
Odom has reportedly been taking hard drugs
Demands of five decades ago realized in some areas but remain unfulfilled in others
Organizers of the 2013 march have called for reforms to criminal justice issues
Postage commemorates demonstrators on National Mall for 1963 March on Washington for jobs and freedom
The 1963 March on Washington limited-edition Forever commemorates the 50th anniversary of the historic milestone.
Today's youth need to pursue STEM education, mentoring programs and business ownership
They spoke before an audience during the Kingonomics Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Investment Conference.
Jobs, immigration reform, voting rights, and LGBT equality are top priorities
Will you be there in support?
MLK’s youngest child struggles with separation of church and state
Bernice King, daughter of Martin Luther King, defends herself after making Anti Gay comments
The jobless numbers in 28 states worsened.
States continue to struggle.
Research shows pick-up in American factories
Major US manufacturers are reporting opening or expanding US operations in what could help ease…