Tag Archives: Black History Month

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Black History Month: Black Enterprise Employees Trace Their Roots

Four employees look into their African Ancestry

This Black History Month, Black Enterprise thought of different ways to get involved in the…

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Annette Gordon-Reed, Pulitzer Prize-winning author

Black History Month: Annette Gordon-Reed, Pulitzer Prize-winning Author

29 days of modern black history makers

Professor and historian Annette Gordon-Reed was the first African American to win a Pulitzer Prize…

By Safon Floyd

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RLJ Entertainment Recognizes Black History Month With Special TV Programming

Lineup includes dramas based on true events

RLJ Entertainment’s Urban Movie Channel (UMC) is kicking off Black History Month with the premiere…

By Janell Hazelwood

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White House dance workshop

[Watch] White House Black History Month Dance Performance

Celebration included panel discussions, dance workshops, and dance demonstrations

This year, the White House designated the theme of Black History Month as “Honoring the…

By Kandia Johnson

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Organization Honors Black History Month With Prostate Health Campaign

The Prostate Health Education Network launches prostate cancer education and awareness campaign

The Prostate Health Education Network launches prostate cancer education and awareness campaign.

By Kandia Johnson

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Neil Degrasse Tyson

Black History Month: Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Astrophysicist

29 days of modern black history makers

Notable astrophysicist, cosmologist, and author Neil DeGrasse Tyson made history in 1996 as the frst…

By Safon Floyd

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9 Years Ago Today President Obama Made History

The president returned to Springfield, Illinois, where he first announced his presidential campaign

Nine years ago today, a little-known senator named Barack Obama announced his presidential candidacy…

By Hailey Wallace

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Ursula Burns, Xerox CEO

Black History Month: Ursula Burns, Fortune 500 CEO

29 days of modern black history makers

Ursula Burns became a history maker in 2009 as the first black woman to become…

By Safon Floyd

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Bishop Vashti McKenzie

Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie Keynotes 2016 Women of Power Summit

The first woman Bishop of the AME church will be a noted event speaker

It is now confirmed that 117th elected and consecrated bishop of the AME Church, Bishop…

By Safon Floyd

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Black History Month: Then and Now in Education

Charlotte Forten Grimke and John B. King Jr.embody educational excellence and commitment to social justice

Education leaders like Charlotte Forten Grimke and John B. King Jr. pave the way for…

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Lt. Gen. Nadja West Becomes First Black Female Three-Star General

Military pioneer continues to break diversity barriers in higher ranks

Lt. Gen Nadja West will be honored February 10, 2016 in an official ceremony formalizing…

By Janell Hazelwood

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NASCAR Driver Wendell Scott

Black History Month: Wendell Scott, NASCAR Legend

29 days of modern black history makers

Stock car racing driver Wendell Scott posthumously became the first African American inducted into the…

By Safon Floyd

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Janet Emerson Bashen

How Janet Bashen Became a Software Pioneer

Janet Emerson Bashen is the first African American woman to hold a software patent

Janet Emerson Bashen is the first black woman to hold a software patent
If you Google…

By Samara Lynn

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Black History Month: Serena Williams, Tennis Champion

29 days of modern black history makers

Tennis powerhouse Serena Williams makes history as the only tennis player—man or woman—to have won…

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Black History Month: 5 International Landmark Locales That Commemorate Our Story

Add these destinations to your next trip for a bit of knowledge and reflection

Roots tourism has gained traction among African American travelers looking to add a bit of…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Black History at Home and Abroad: 13 Leaders Whose Impact Went Global

These historymakers have crossed borders, expanded their reach and legacies

February marks the celebration of Black History Month in the U.S. and Canada. These global…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Sophia Danenberg, mountain climber

Black History Month: Mountain Climber Sophia Danenberg

29 days of modern black history makers

American mountain climber Sophia Danenberg made history in 2006 at age 34 when she became…

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Jeffrey Orridge, Canadian Football League-commissioner

Black History Month: Jeffrey Orridge, Canadian Football League

28 days of modern black history makers

In 2015 Orridge made history as the first African American chief executive of a major…

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Black History Month: Misty Copeland, Principal Dancer, American Ballet Theatre

28 days of modern black history makers

Misty Copeland makes headlines and history as the first African American female principal dancer with…

By Safon Floyd

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Diahann Carroll and Kerry Washington

Black History Month: Then and Now in Television

Diahann Carroll paves the way for Kerry Washington and others

In celebration of Black History Month, BlackEnterprise.com honors those history-makers who have come before us…

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