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In Case You Missed It: Celebrating Black History

A roundup of some of the stories we published here at Black Enterprise celebrating our culture and history

This year throughout Black History Month, Black Enterprise published a number of articles celebrating our…

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student loans

Black History: The African American Woman Behind Pell Grants

Lois Dickson Rice made college possible for needy students

It was at the College Board that Rice promoted and helped to develop the Pell…

By Robin White Goode

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Chris Rock

Black History Month: BE Honors Chris Rock

"I love being famous. It's almost like being white," Chris Rock

Here are 8 of the funniest, most insightful and memorable quotes from Chris Rock, one…

By Selena Hill

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Rosa Parks

Black History Month: Civil Rights Leader Rosa Parks

Quotes and little known facts about the civil rights leader

BE celebrates Rosa Parks, a legendary civil rights leader and a key player in the…

By Selena Hill

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Bessie Coleman

Today’s Google Doodle Celebrates Black Female Aviator Bessie Coleman

Google reminds us of the incredible life story of the pilot

Bessie Coleman left a remarkable legacy and demonstrated persistence and courage that inspired many other…

By Samara Lynn

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Kevin Hart

Kevin Hart Presents “The Black Man’s Guide to History”

The comedian will executive produce and star in the two-hour event set to air in 2017 on HISTORY

Comedian and entrepreneur Kevin Hart continues to expand his influence. This time around he’s teaming…

By Kali Wilder

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New Book Unveils the Hidden Black Women of NASA

'Hidden Human Computers' is the latest story about black women hired to perform complex math calculations on behalf of NASA during the 1940s

The latest chapter in stories that delve into the history of the black women in…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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black emotional intelligence

Black Emotional Intelligence (BEI) for Executives

Developing yours allows for fluid and agile movement across time, context, personnel, and circumstance

The following was written by James C. Wadley, Ph.D.:
As a licensed professional counselor and marriage,…

By Dr. James Wadley

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Harriet Tubman to Replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 Bill

Major changes also come to the $10 and $5 bill

Treasury Department to add Harriet Tubman and other changes to the front and back of…

By Courtney Connley

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Black History Month: Updates Around the Country

Here are the latest updates for Black History Month coverage taking place across the country

Here are the latest updates of Black History Month, from events and television shows to…

By Cristie Leondis

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Melody, American Girl doll

Black History Month: American Girl Launching Civil Rights-Era Doll

Melody tells children story of everyday people as part of fighting for equality in the 1960s

In celebrating Black History Month and its 30th anniversary, American Girl is introducing a doll…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Black History Month: Order of African American Nuns Celebrates 100 Years of Service

The Franciscan Handmaids of the Most Pure Heart of Mary started as a social mission and expanded

An order of black nuns in Harlem N.Y.—one of only three original orders of its…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Octavia Spencer & Taraji P. Henson Co-Starring in Film About Black Women Space Pioneers

Fox 2000's 'Hidden Figures' set for release in 2017

Octavia Spencer has landed a role in Fox 2000’s “Hidden Figures,” co-starring with Taraji P.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Dr. Paula A. Johnson, president, Wellesley College

Wellesley College Names First African American President

Dr. Paula A. Johnson brings educational and medical experience to the role

Dr. Paula A. Johnson has been named Wellesley College president, making her the first black…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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…

By Safon Floyd

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[WATCH] Apollo Rings NYSE Opening Bell For Its 82nd Anniversary

Iconic theater celebrates longevity and legacy as mainstay platform for entertainers

On Jan. 26, the Apollo Theater, an iconic entertainment industry platform for African American artists,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Dr. Frances Cress Welsing, Author of The Isis Papers, Dead at 80

Author, researcher, and psychiatrist was known for her research on racism

The Howard University graduate wrote essays and did extensive research on colorism, racism, and inequality,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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[WATCH] Monte Irvin, Legendary MLB Hall of Famer, Dies at 96

Outfielder played key role in integration of Major League Baseball as both a player and executive

On Monday, Jan. 11, legendary Hall of Fame outfielder Monte Irvin died at age 96,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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[WATCH] Icons Connect: Kobe Bryant Meets 1st Black Player for Minneapolis Lakers

Bob Williams, an NBA player in the '50s, shares memories and love for the franchise

Recently, Bob Williams got to meet one of the greatest athletes of all time who…

By Janell Hazelwood

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National Park Service’s Oldest Volunteer Talks Serving the Community at 100

Dr. Mildred Dixon explains her personal ties to giving back

The National Park Service’s oldest volunteer, 100-year-old Dr. Mildred Dixon, talks the history behind her…

By Courtney Connley

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