Tag Archives: Black History Month

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Expanding Their Legacies: Jimi Hendrix, Wilt Chamberlain Slated for Postal Stamps

Top leaders with exemplary careers on list of notables to be commemorated

Wilt Chamberlain, Jimi Hendrix, James Brown and Shirley Chisholm are among African American leaders on…

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NBA ‘Dream Big’ to Celebrate Black History Month

League initiatives look to further increase diverse fan base

The platform has five major components

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Celebrate Black History Month in Philadelphia This Year

From the Johnson House to the Ben Franklin Museum, discover the top 10 historic attractions in Philadelphia during Black History Month

Where will you be traveling to for Black History Month?

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37th Black Heritage Stamp to Honor Shirley Chisholm

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…

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You Don’t Say! 10 Unbelievable Myths About Black People

Black Enterprise looks at 10 of the Black community's craziest myths.

As Black History Month comes to an end, Black Enterprise explores 10 of the most…

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California Attorney General Kamala Harris Talks Trafficking in Our ‘Impact Players Series’

Harris discussed the issues she's encountering in relation to crime

The state’s first female Attorney General sat down with Reuters Impact Players host Robert Wolf…

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Historic Black Enterprise Magazine Covers: Pres. Obama, March 2009

Check out the historic Black Enterprise cover of President Obama in March 2009 two months after being inaugurated

Was this one of your favorite covers?

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: C.H. James III

Today's Black History Month quote comes from fourth-generation entrepreneur C.H. James III

What are your thoughts on this quote?

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Black Birthdays for Feb 27th: Chili, Marian Anderson and More

Happy Birthday to Bobby Valentino, Devin Harris and more

Check out who else is celebrating

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Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 27th

Check out what historic happenings occurred today in history

Today’s Black History Month facts focus on Marian Anderson and Debi Thomas

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Black Birthdays for Feb 26th: Erykah Badu, Bill Duke and More

Marshaull Faulk, Corinne Bailey Rae and a few others are also partying

Check out today’s birthdays

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Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 26th

Today’s Black History Month facts focus on Muhammad Ali and Andrew Brimmer.

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Black Birthdays for Feb 25th: NBA Center Joakim Noah

Happy 28th Birthday to Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah who celebrates today

Below you will find the individuals, both still alive and those who have passed away,…

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Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 25th

Check out what other historic figures made news on this day

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5-Boro NYC Tour Features Beacons of Black Culture

A cultural journey is taking place in New York City for this Black History Month

Have you been on this tour?

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Historic Black Enterprise Magazine Covers: Black Excellence, June 1997

For the 25th Anniversary of the BE 100s, our editors celebrated the “Marathon Men,”

Check out this historic cover

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Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 22nd

Today’s Black History Month facts focus on DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince, and more

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: Hank Aaron

Hammerin Hank Aaron with a great quote, today

Today, February 22nd, we have a quote from MLB legend and former BE 100s CEO,…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Historic Black Enterprise Magazine Covers: Ronald H. Brown, June 1996

Check out today's historic BE cover featuring the first black Secretary of US Commerce

Which has been your favorite cover so far?

By Derek T. Dingle

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: Maynard H. Jackson

Today, February 21st, we have a quote from former Atlanta mayor and black business champion, Maynard H. Jackson

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By Derek T. Dingle

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Black Birthdays for Feb 21st: Nina Simone, Robert Mugabe and More

Check out who else is celebrating today

Happy Birthday to Nina Simone, Corbin Bleu, Robert Mugabe and others

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In 1964, Wallace talked with Malcolm X in his home for one of few interviews conducted shortly before the leader's assassination. Wallace would count the Nation of Islam leader as a friend thereafter. His interview gave one of the first mainstream glimpses into Malcolm X's beliefs and the concept of "invisible movements" occurring nationwide during a time of high civil unrest. 


"...Negroes are banning together, in different kinds of movements, all kinds of movements," Malcolm X said. "They remain almost invisible ...When I say invisible I mean invisible in the sense that their existence is unknown and no matter how much you try and track them down, you can't find them. And never try and find them through the Negro leaders. The Negro leaders are famous as apologists. If you recall, one of the most famous Negro leaders in 1959 was asked by you about the Black Muslim Movement, and he said he knew nothing about it..."

Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 21st

Today’s Black History Month facts focus on Malcolm X, Barbara Jordan and many more

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Historic Black Enterprise Magazine Covers: Ann C. Fudge, August 1994

Check out today's historic cover

On this cover, we profile Ann C. Fudge who became president of the Maxwell House…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 20th

Today’s Black History Month facts focus on Sidney Poitier and Frederick Douglass.

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: Nelson Mandela

What do you think of this quote?

We will publish a landmark quote from an African American legend every day of Black…

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Black Birthdays for Feb 20th: Rihanna, Charles Barkley and More

Check out who else is celebrating today

Today Rihanna and Charles Barkley celebrate their birthday’s to name a few

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Why Can’t we Celebrate Black History Year?

Why not do it all year?

Why not do it all year? Why can’t we celebrate Black History Year?

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Black Birthdays for February 19th: Seal and Smokey Robinson

Today singer Smokey Robinson and Seal celebrate their birthdays in this Black History Month.

Check out who else is celebrating their birthday

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Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 19th

Today’s Black History Month facts focus on John Singleton and Smokey Robinson.

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: Ursula Burns

We will publish a landmark quote from an African American legend every day of Black History Month.

Does this quote inspire you?

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Historic Black Enterprise Magazine Covers: November, 1993

Check out this historic cover with Joan B. and Joan M. Johnson who sold Johnson Products Co.

The sale of Johnson Products Co., the hair care products company known for Ultra Sheen…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Historic Black Enterprise Magazine Covers: Russell Simmons, December, 1992

In this cover story, we delve into the empire of Russell Simmons’ Rush Communications.

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: Oprah Winfrey

Does Oprah inspire you?

Check out today’s quote.

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Black History Month Facts of the Day: February 18th

Check out today's facts featuring Toni Morrison and more.

Did you know any of these?

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Black Birthdays for February 18th: Dr. Dre and More

See who else is celebrating their birthday

Happy Birthday Dr. Dre!

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Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 17th

Jim Brown and Thelonius Monk are two of the five facts

Today’s Black History Month facts focus on Huey P. Newton and Jim Brown.

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Black Birthdays for Feb 17th: Michael Jordan

Today, Michael Jordan, Dennis Green and a few others like Jim Brown are celebrating their birthday.

Check out who else celebrates today

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Historic Black Enterprise Magazine Covers: Bob Johnson, May, 1992

Check out Bob Johnson in this historic cover

Bob Johnson eventually takes BET and sells it for $3 billion to media giant Viacom.

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: Deval Patrick

Did this inspire you?

Check out today’s quote.

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Janice Bryant Howroyd Selected as a Regional Recipient of the Greater Los Angeles Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Award

Black History Month Quote of the Day: Janice Bryant Howroyd

Does this quote inspire you?

Check out today’s quote from the Act-1 Group CEO

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Historic Black Enterprise Magazine Covers: Virginia’s 1st Black Governor, January, 1989

Check out today's historic cover

The editors of BE predicted L. Douglas Wilder would become the governor of Virginia

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Black Birthdays for Feb 16th: Ice-T, Lupe Fiasco and More

Did you know how old or young these individuals are?

Today Ice-T, Lupe Fiasco and Levar Burton celebrated their birthdays along with many more.

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Black Birthdays for February 15th: Birdman, Omarosa and More

Check out who else is celebrating on this day

Selita Ebanks, Darrell Green and more.

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The Boss Moves of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Take notes on the brave career moves of the most important Civil Rights leader in black history, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

What is your greatest memory of MLK?

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Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 15th

Today’s Black History Month facts focus on abolition and Nat King Cole.

Check them out

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: Bob Johnson

Check out today's inspirational quote

Today, February 15th, we have a quote from BET founder and current CEO of RLJ…

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Historic Black Enterprise Magazine Covers: 25 Best Corporate Managers, Feb 1988

Today, there are eight CEOs of large publicly-traded corporations among our list of 100 top execs

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Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 14th

Today’s Black History Month facts focus on Richard Allen, Gregory Hines, Morehouse College and more.

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Black Birthdays for February 14th: Frederick Douglas, Dwele and More

Check out who else is celebrating on this day

Gregory Hines and more

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Historic Black Enterprise Magazine Covers: Reginald Lewis’ $985 Billion Deal, Nov 1987

Learn more about this groundbreaking and historic deal

Check out this Black Enterprise Magazine cover from November 1987 featuring Reginald Lewis and his…

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: Mellody Hobson

Today we have a quote from the accomplished businesswoman

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Black Birthdays for February 13th: Randy Moss

Check out who else is celebrating on this day

Randy Moss and more.

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Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 13th

Today’s Black History Month facts focus on the SCLC and the first black professional basketball team.

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Historic Black Enterprise Magazine Covers: Oprah’s Rise, December 1986

Check out today's historic Black Enterprise Magazine cover featuring Oprah and some of Hollywood's top black executives

Did you own any of these covers?

By Derek T. Dingle

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Ariel Investments John Rogers Talks Diversity, Business in Our ‘Impact Players’ Series

Rogers explains that he became interested in investing at a young age

Ariel Investments CEO John Rogers sits down with Reuters Impact Players host Robert Wolf in…

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So Many Tears: The Most Devastating Moments in Black History

Black Enterprise remembers some of Black history's most horrifying moments.

From Malcolm X to James Byrd, Jr., Black Enterprise looks back at some of Black…

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Private School History Project Re-Enacts Slavery for Fifth Graders

Black parents are outraged.

For Black History Month the school is requiring their fifth grade class to replicate slavery…

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Historic Black Enterprise Magazine Covers: Black America’s Economic Outlook, January 1984

Check out one of our historic Black Enterprise Magazine covers focusing on the economic outlook of black America.

BE was one of the first publications to establish a board of economists.

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: A. Barry Rand

Today we have a quote from the CEO of AARP, A. Barry Rand

Check out today’s quote.

By Derek T. Dingle

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Black Birthdays for February 12th: RG III, Bill Russell and More

Check out who else is celebrating on this day

RG III, Bill Russell, Elle Varner and more

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Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 12th

Today’s Black History Month facts focus on the NAACP and Arsenio Hall.

Check out more at our Black History Month homepage.

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Check Out Our Black History Month Featured Content, Sponsored by MassMutual

Check out our daily quotes, facts, features and galleries of Black History Month content.

You will find a plethora of content that informs you on not only the past,…

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You Make Me Better…Most Iconic Black Business-Celebrity Relationships Ever

Which of these couples is your favorite?

Ossie and Ruby, Will and Jada and more

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Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 11th

Today’s Black History Month facts focus on Nelson Mandela and Whitney L. Young.

Check out the rest of the facts.

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Black Birthdays for February 11th: Brandy, Kelly Rowland and More

Check out who else is celebrating on this day.

Brandy, Kelly Rowland and more.

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: Richard D. Parsons

Today we have a quote from the groundbreaking Richard D. Parsons, who is the former CEO of Time Warner Inc and Citigroup Chairman.

Check out today’s quote.

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Historic Black Enterprise Covers: Jesse Jackson’s Rise, Nov 1983

Check out one of our historic Black Enterprise Magazine covers which focuses on the rise of Jesse Jackson.

Check out our latest cover.

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: Deborah C. Wright

Today's quote of the day comes from the banking CEO and President.

Check out her favorite quote.

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Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 10th

Today’s Black History Month facts focus on Jackie Robinson and Alex Haley.

Check out more facts inside.

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Historic Black Enterprise Magazine Covers: Jobs in Science and Tech, Feb 1983

Check out one of our historic Black Enterprise Magazine covers which focuses on jobs in tech and science.

Check out today’s cover.

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: Johnnie Cochran

Today's quote of the day comes from the legendary lawyer.

We will publish a landmark quote from an African American legend every day of Black…

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Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 9th

Today’s Black History Month facts focus on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and Paul Laurence Dunbar.

On every single day of Black History Month this February, we will provide you with…

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CHRIS GARDNER: Entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and philanthropist Chris Gardner overcame homelessness to become a self-made millionaire. Gardner chronicled his challenges of being a single father and an ambitious businessman living below the poverty line in his New York Times' bestselling autobiography, The Pursuit of Happyness. His rags to riches story also served as inspiration for the 2006 motion picture The Pursuit of Happyness, starring Will Smith.

Black Birthdays for February 9th: Chris Gardner and More

Are you a Pursuit of Happiness fan?

Check out today’s birthdays.

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Historic Black Enterprise Magazine Covers: Blacks vs White Women in Executive Suite, Sept. 1980

Check out one of our historic Black Enterprise Magazine covers which focuses on white women and African Americans in corporate America.

Check out today’s cover

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GARY COLEMAN: Before becoming a prominent child star, playing adoptee Arnold on the hit sitcom Diff'rent Strokes, Coleman knew a thing or two about it in real life, having grown up with adopted parents since birth. He would go on to appear in many hit TV series, from Martin to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and then on to reality TV fame as a cast member on The Surreal Life 2. He even ran for governor of California in 2003, and placed 8th in a field of 185 candidates during the infamous recall election. Though he suffered from an autoimmune kidney disease that stunted his growth, and would later die from complications of it, Coleman is one of the most well-known figures in pop culture, spanning generations.

Black Birthday for February 8th: Gary Coleman, Alonzo Mourning and More

Check out who else is celebrating today

Happy Birthday and rest in peace to Gary Coleman!

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Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 8th

Today’s Black History Month facts focus on CBS commentator Andy Rooney and actor Gary Coleman.

On every single day of Black History Month this February, we will provide you with…

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Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 7th

Today’s Black History Month facts focus on Alcorn A&M College and Carter G. Woodson.

On every single day of Black History Month this February, we will provide you with…

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Black Birthdays for February 7th: Chris Rock and More

Check out who else is celebrating today

Happy Birthday Chris Rock!

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: Anne Fudge

Today's quote of the day comes from the former CEO of Young & Rubicam Advertising.

We will publish a landmark quote from an African American legend every day of Black…

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Historic Black Enterprise Magazine Covers: Blacks in Record Industry, December 1979

Check out one of our historic Black Enterprise Magazine covers which focus on the record industry, and the affect blacks had on it.

Check out today’s cover

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: Herman J. Russell

Today's quote of the day comes from Herman J. Russell

We will publish a landmark quote from an African American legend every day of Black…

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Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 6th

On every single day of Black History Month this February, we will provide you with a daily fact.

Check out the facts.

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: BE Entrepreneur of the Century

Today's quote of the day comes from the Black Enterprise Entrepreneur of the Century

We will publish a landmark quote from an African American legend every day of Black…

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: American Express’ Kenneth Chenault

Today's quote of the day comes from the AMEX executive

We will publish a landmark quote from an African American legend every day of Black…

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Has Black History Month Been a Failure?

Should this month still exist?

Young black school children don’t learn that our people mapped, calculated and erected some of…

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: Russell Simmons

Today's quote of the day comes from legendary entrepreneur Russell Simmons

We will publish a landmark quote from an African American legend every day of Black…

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I Will Always Love—And Miss—Dr. Betty Shabazz

Lifetime's Betty & Coretta renews my deep appreciation for the personal encouragement I received from Dr. Shabazz.

I’d been looking forward to the Lifetime movie Betty & Coretta for weeks. However, when…

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Black Birthdays for February 3rd: Sean Kingston and Julio Jones

Every day of Black History Month this February we will alert you to the birthdays of the many celebrities, activists, and athletes.

Check out whose birthday it is.

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: John H. Johnson

Today, February 2nd, we have a quote from the founder of Johnson Publishing, John H. Johnson.

We will publish a landmark quote from an African American legend every day of Black…

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: Black Enterprise Founder Earl G. Graves, Sr.

Today, February 1st, our first quote comes from Black Enterprise Magazine Founder & Publisher, Earl G. Graves.

We will publish a landmark quote from an African American legend every day of Black…

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The Men Behind Dr. Martin Luther King: Where Are They Now?

They say behind every great man is a great...man?

While he has become the face of the Civil Rights Movement, he had some equally…

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Cornel West: The Building of a Black Intellectual Empire

West has had an unprecedented influence on this generation of colored people both rich and poor.

Dr. Cornel West is a towering intellectual respected by the academic and hip hop community.

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Black History: Never Stop Telling Our Story

Thirty-five years ago, the landmark television mini-series Roots first aired on ABC for eight consecutive…

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The Oscars have been the source of lauding and loathing for many in the African American community, from those in the field to those in the audience. This year was an unforgettable one, as actresses Octavia Spencer and Viola Davis received nominations (with Spencer going home with a win as Best Supporting Actress), some criticism, and many well-wishes from peers and fans alike. 


As the Oscars buzz continues, BlackEnterprise.com caught up with five top black talents in front of and behind the cameras to talk their career triumphs and challenges, why they continue to pursue their dreams and the Hollywood politics they navigate daily. ---Christian Law

Black Hollywood Talent Talk Careers and the Politics of the Hollywood

Five professionals to watch in 2012 dish on Tinseltown triumphs and challenges

These top black actors and Hollywood professionals to watch discuss career triumphs and how politics…

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on New Role as US Global Cultural Ambassador

The NBA Hall of Famer makes transition into politics as US liaison for people-to-people diplomacy abroad

NBA Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar speaks on his historic role in government and his…

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6 Inspiring Black Inventors Who Changed the World

How your everyday life was influenced by these innovative African Americans

How your everyday life was influenced by these innovative African Americans

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Entrepreneur of the Week: Chental-Song Bembry, The Honey Bunch Kids

Young author promotes literacy through her innovative and entertaining book series

Teenpreneur Chental-Song Bembry launches Honey Bunch Kids, a book series that promotes literacy amongst young…

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'Slavery By Another Name' airs February 13, 2012 on PBS

Director Sam Pollard Discusses ‘Slavery By Another Name’

Spike Lee collaborator explores the parallels between slavery and the industrial prison complex in new documentary

Longtime Spike Lee collaborator Sam Pollard delivers Slavery By Another Name, a powerful documentary covering…

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A 35th Anniversary Tribute to the Landmark ‘Roots’ Miniseries

This history-making television event breathed credibility into the idea that I could, indeed, do and be anything I wanted to.

While the miniseries’ place in the firmament of American television history is firmly established, the…

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Influential Blacks Who Could Bend Presidents’ Ears

African American leaders whose advise, insights led to groundbreaking change

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In the News: Walgreens Celebrates Black History Month; ‘T-Commerce’ On the Rise; Foreign Journalists Attacked

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

One of the country’s largest drug store chains is highlighting more than on-the-shelf sale items…

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Ford’s 2011 Taurus SHO’s Love to the Black Community & Your Pockets

Automotive analyst Jeff Fortson test drives the new model and shares his experiences

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After an 11-year absence, the current-generation Taurus was resurrected in…

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Tuskegee Airmen Honored in Off-Broadway Play

�Black Angels Over Tuskegee� Debuts to Sold Out Crowd

The play “Black Angels Over Tuskegee” follows six heroic African American men who all share…

By Renita Burns

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New Civil Rights Museum Honors Sit-In Legacy

Historic site houses original artifacts, highlights black history

Counteracting racism was never as literal as it was on Feb. 1, 1960, when four…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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NY Post’s Ape Cartoon More Than Harmless Satire

Racist cartoon depicts monkey as author of stimulus bill

The New York Post and Sean Delonas have done it again. This time, Delonas, who…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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When Corporations Celebrate Black History Month

Who offers the best concept to honor our legacy?

BlackEnterprise.com’s editorial assistant, Renita Burns, and reporter Marcia A. Wade decided to rate the efforts…

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Online Lesson Plans Make Black History Interactive

Teachers: Commemorate February with Web-ready resources

Black History Month holds special meaning for many Americans this year as the world watches…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Maggie Lena Walker: The Making Of A Black Bank

America's first woman president of a financial institution founded one of the nation's oldest surviving black-owned banks

Walker became the country’s first woman president of a financial institution and founded one of…

By Gertrude Woodruff Marlowe

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Required Reading on Black Business History

Books by and about great black entrepreneurs underscore our legacy in business.

Each February, as we celebrate African American History Month, we recognize the achievements of black…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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African American History Month Proclamation

President Obama issues proclamation kicking off African American History Month

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Marathon Men

These CEOs have led their companies to perennial status on the B.E. 100s list. Here are their predictions for the next quarter century.

Many businesses have made the BE 100s over the 25-year history of the list. Several…

By Marjorie Whigham-Desir

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