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Boost Your Finances With These Great Weekend Reads

From money advice to wealth building, here's a rundown of recently published BE pieces that will lead you to financial prosperity

Take a break from all the chaos in the world to hone in on your…

By Selena Hill

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Jack Daniel's

The Slave Behind Jack Daniel’s Whiskey Recipe to Receive New Honor

Nathan “Uncle Nearest” Green will be recognized with a street naming, museum, and more

Nathan “Uncle Nearest” Green, the former slave who helped craft the Jack Daniel’s whiskey recipe,…

By Selena Hill

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Essence

Time Inc. Plans to Sell Essence Magazine by the End of 2017

The largest magazine publisher in the world says it's seeking a new investor to help "unlock the value" at Essence

Time Inc. announced Monday that it is looking to sell a majority stake in Essence…

By Selena Hill

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This BE 100s Executive Could Be Up Against Kid Rock for Michigan Senate Seat

James would bring a military and business background to Washington D.C.

“John James has filed a committee with the FEC and is exploring a run for…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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Our 2017 List of Nation’s Largest Black Businesses Offer Strategies to Grow Your Business

Black Enterprise's 2017 BE100s list of the nation's largest, and most profitable black-owned businesses

For 45 years, the BE 100s—the nation’s largest black businesses—have demonstrated enduring qualities of fortitude,…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Randal Pinkett, one of the 2017 BE Modern Men

Meet the 2017 BE Modern Men: Week 1

The first crop of our 100 Men of Distinction share their advice for other men who want to have an extraordinary impact

Did you miss any of our first crop of BE Modern Men for 2017? 
This year’s…

By Alisa Gumbs

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The Democratic Party Widens the Racial Wealth Gap

Should African Americans rethink Democratic Party loyalty?

The DNC spent $759 million on contracts during the 2010 midterm elections; only 1.5% of…

By Jared Brown

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Amazon

Amazon Prime Day to Offer Big Deals and Discounts

Amazon kicks off its annual 30-hour shopping sales bonanza on Monday

For the third straight year, Amazon will celebrate its loyal customers by kicking off Prime…

By Selena Hill

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Rob Kardashian

Lessons From Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna on Heartbreak and Health

Nurse Alice reminds us that toxic relationships can lead to poor health

Take a lesson from Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna about how toxic relationships can impact…

By nursealice

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Intel HBCU Grant Program

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

Black tech workers remain severely underrepresented across the industry

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

By Robin White Goode

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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…

By Selena Hill

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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…

By Selena Hill

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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,…

By Selena Hill

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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…

By Selena Hill

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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:…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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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…

By Samara Lynn

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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…

By Samara Lynn

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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…

By Selena Hill

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How To

Password Protect Your Flash Drive In Two Simple Steps

Flash drives, thumb drives, USB sticks: whatever you want to call them, they’re more than…

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Black Female Voice Actor on How to Break into the Lucrative Voice-Over Business

“The secret society [of the voice-over business] is due in part because it’s a career…

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