45 Great Moments in Black Business: With $1500 in Cash She Becomes First Black Woman to Own a Billion-Dollar Company
Janice Bryant Howroyd becomes first black woman to own a billion-dollar company when her staffing solution firm, Act-1, hits No. 3 on the 2011 industrial/service companies list with $1.4 billion in revenues.
Byron Allen, the comedian-turned-business mogul, recently acquired the Weather Channel cable network as he seeks to build a media empire.
Beyonce has teamed up with Gucci to provide thousands of people in the East African country of Burundi with clean water. The superstar singer made the announcement Thursday, World Water Day, on her website.
Rapper Jim Jones Becomes Minority Football Owner
After leaving his mark in the world of hip hop and fashion, Jim Jones has ventured into sports business, announcing that he is a part owner of an American Arena League (AAL) football team.
Michelle Ebanks, president of Essence Communications, has her own essential advice toward prepping for a successful career.
Dorinda Walker, vice president of Cultural Insights & Activation at Prudential Brand Marketing and Advertising, shares her strategy to a successful career.
Brian Reaves, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer at Dell Technologies, offers his strategies to moving your career forward.
Ann-Marie Campbell, executive vice president of The Home Depot, helps you build a solid career with her strategies for success.
Orlando Ashford, president of Holland America Line, offers strategic advice to help you sail to your career destination.
Seni Sulyman, a Harvard University graduate turned down an offer from Google to move back to Nigeria. Today, he is the Country Director for Andela, a tech talent accelerator with an admission rate less than 1 percent, is turning everyday Africans into software developers.
Meet Melissa Harville-Lebron, the first African American woman to solely own a race team licensed by NASCAR, stopped by Black Enterprise to talk about her journey into motorsports and making history.
Richelieu Dennis, founder and CEO of Sundial Group and Essence Ventures, highlights his three career advice to help you shine in your career..
Gale King, executive vice president and Chief Administrative Officer for Nationwide, insures you have a successful career with her strategic advice.
12 Days of Legacy: Maxine Waters
In honor of the upcoming 2018 Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit, past Legacy award winners will be featured. Maxine Waters was the Legacy award winner in 2006. Register now and find out more about the Women of Power Summit.
Jesse Williams Addresses America at the BET Awards
Grey’s Anatomy actor and social activist Jesse Williams prophetically addressed America during his awards speech at the 16th annual BET Awards on June 26, at the Microsoft Theatre at L.A. Live. Presented with the Humanitarian Award by BET Chairman/CEO Debra Lee. Check out all of the latest content focused on the issues and topics important to black men.
Morgan State Awarded $750K in STEM Grant Funding
Morgan State University, a historically black college in Baltimore, has announced the award of a three-year $750,000 grant from Intel Corp. The grant is part of the Intel HBCU Grant program announced last month, which is part of the tech giant’s Diversity in Technology Initiative which began in January 2015. Be sure and catch up on all of the latest BE Smart content.
Meet the Lucases: serial entrepreneurs who own 5 businesses and multiple real estate investments in order to provide a good life for their daughter, Ryann.
LawnTap is a tech startup that offers on-demand lawn care services. With the tap of a button, you have the power to get a vetted lawn…
“I made the recent trip to Tbsilibi, Georgia, to represent the U.S. Embassy for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.
When the QuickBooks team discovered Pound Cake, a minority-owned makeup brand that focuses on diverse skin tones, they followed their Indiegogo…
According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) during fiscal year 2016 a total of 6,758 charges alleging sexual harassment were filed