Tag Archives: Black Athletes


Kobe Co-Launches $100M Venture Capital Fund for Tech, Media, and More

Fund mission is to backing budding entrepreneurs and add real value

The Wall Street Journal reports that retired basketball great Kobe Bryant launched a $100 million…

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Black History Month: Then and Now in Sports

Wilt Chamberlain paved the way for future players of color

Throughout Black History Month, Black Enterprise is honoring past pioneers and current day history-makers in…

By Cristie Leondis

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Making Herstory: Ibtihaj Muhammad Becomes First U.S. Olympic Athlete to Compete in a Hijab

Fencer wants to prove that "nothing should hinder anyone from reaching their goals."

After qualifying for the 2016 Olympics, fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad will become the first U.S. athlete…

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How Paralympic Athlete April Holmes Overcame Tragedy to Win Big in Sports

Holmes explains the 2001 accident that changed her life forever

Paralympic athlete April Holmes discusses her transition into sports and her plans for the future.

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7 Facts You Should Know About Venus Williams Off The Court Business Smarts

A look into the tennis superstar's power moves off the court

An inside look into the off-the-court business deals of tennis superstar Venus Williams.

By Courtney Connley

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Former NBA Player Embarks on a New Career at Starbucks

Vin Baker talks getting his second wind of career success at Starbucks

Former NBA player Vin Baker, talks about his new career at Starbucks and the financial…

By Courtney Connley

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Dwyane Wade Attends Harvard Business School

Miami Heat star furthers his education by enrolling in courses at Harvard

Dwyane Wade takes a break from his job as an ESPN analyst to enroll in…

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LeSean Mccoy Claims Eagles Coach Got Rid of ‘The Good Black Players’

The RB shares his thoughts on how it all went down

“To be honest, I didn’t want to come. I really didn’t. I was so angry…

By Michael Tolbert

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This Day In History: ‘Home Run King’ Is Born

Baseball superstar Hank Aaron would make history as an icon of the sport

Henry Louis Aaron, nicknamed ‘Hammerin’ Hank’, was born on this day in history in 1934.

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Advice For Athletes: Invest in Your Future, Not Your Fame

Spend less time, money, and energy getting into the VIP room at the club, and more gaining access to the C-suites and executive boardrooms

Will the cycle of athletes ending up broke after their playing days end?

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No one will soon forget Terrell Owens's memorable, "Getcha popcorn ready" quote.

5 Black NFL Players That Have Gone Broke

Bad business decisions, drugs and just plain foolishness have lopped off zeros from these athletes' bank accounts

According to Sports Illustrated, 78% of NFL players are bankrupt or in financial distress just…

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8 Things Every Athlete Should Know Before Going Pro

Athletes should consider these ground rules before signing on the dotted line

BE Next lists a number of prerequisite moves and options any future franchise player should…

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Celebrity Side Hustle: WNBA Fashionista Cappie Pondexter

The scoop on the entrepreneurial pursuits of athletes, entertainers and other stars

WNBA All-star Cappie Pondexter talks entrepreneurship and her fashion styling business, 4 Season Style Management.

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A Lesson from LeBron in Emotional Intelligence

Cavaliers Owner Dan Gilbert's response to James' exercising control over his NBA career amounts to a flagrant foul

Emotional intelligence is the ability to manage yourself and your emotions, and to understand and…

By Marshawn Evans

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LeBron James: Income Tax Genius?

Florida has no state income tax. See what James would have paid in New York, Chicago, or Cleveland.

With all the hysteria surrounding “The Decision” that was LeBron James’ choice to leave Cleveland…

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