Tag Archives: Diversity

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Black Enterprise CEO to Speak at Diversity in Tech Event

Earl 'Butch' Graves Jr. a panelist at Rainbow PUSH Coalition's PUSHTech2020 Summit

Black Enterprise CEO Earl ‘Butch’ Graves Jr. will be among the speakers at Rainbow PUSH…

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Google ‘Embeds’ Engineers at HBCUs to Boost Diversity in Tech

The tech giant takes on Silicon Valley's diversity problem

Silicon Valley is setting up shop at some of the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and…

By Joel Lyons

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Jopwell Using Tech To Drive Workforce Diversity

Featured at 2015 Entrepreneurs Summit, startup helps companies recruit top minority candidates

Porter Braswell and Ryan Williams of Jopwell built a tech-based recruiting platform that links companies…

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Diversifying the Field of Engineering

An answer to Silicon Valley's race problem

The NACME may hold a key to one of Silicon Valley’s most highly publicized problems:…

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Harvard Business School Launches New Program to Recruit More Women

New program will focus on recruiting students from women colleges across the nation

Harvard Business School launches program to recruit more female students.

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Hollywood Powerbroker Charles Kings Talks Getting Paid For Your Craft

Entrepreneurs Summit focuses on the business of entertainment

Hollywood Powerbroker Charles King to discuss generating profits from multiple revenue streams for aspiring and…

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[Update] Loretta Lynch Makes History as First Black Female Attorney General

Senate confirms new head of the Department of Justice after long delay

Senators on Thursday [April 23, 2015] moved toward confirming Loretta Lynch as the nation’s next…

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Curls Understood Founder, Talks Business Structure, Entrepreneurship, and Balance

Serial Entrepreneur Sylvia Kerali shares her love for natural hair and business mentality

Sylvia Kerali talks her business Curl Understood, and its heavy following.

By Brittany Dandy

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Are Black People Simply Trending on Television?

Patina Miller talks acting, race and the people of color TV trend

Patina Miller gives her perspective on people of color trending on television.

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How One Organization is Helping to Improve Diversity at Independent Schools

RIISE founder talks creating a network to increase the enrollment of minority students at independent schools

Resources In Independent School Education (RIISE) founder, Gina Collins talks creating a network to increase…

By Courtney Connley

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Lane Bryant Redefines Sexy with ‘I’m No Angel’ Campaign

Plus size clothing company promotes body diversity though #ImNoAngel promo

Lane Bryant redefines sexy with new #ImNoAngel advertising campaign promo.

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New York Travel Festival Focuses on African Americans and Travelers with Disabilities

If you're passionate about travel, this festival should not be missed

If you’re passionate about travel and will be in the NYC area this weekend, the…

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STEM Mentoring Programs Invite Girls of Color into the Industy

New York City DOE creates opportunities to push girls towards STEM related fields

New STEM programs were created to mentor low income Girls, African Americans and Hispanics.

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Princeton University Launches Lecture Series on Sports, Race and Society

Industry leaders discuss political expression and activism in the NBA

NBA commissioner, Knicks GM and ESPN Analyst talk political expression and activism in the NBA…

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2015 Shorty Awards to Honor Best of the Best of Social Media

Wyclef Jean among presenters highlighting Web stars in NYC April 20

The 2015 Shorty Awards hit the Times Center in New York City April 20, honoring…

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America’s Lack of Workforce Diversity: New Campaign Gives Call to Action

Jopwell's 'Let them See Us' initiative lets companies know talented minority candidates exist

New recruiting tech platform, Jopwell, launches a campaign to raise corporate America’s awareness about talented…

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Black Lives Matter Update: Two Blacks Get a Seat in Ferguson’s City Council

Perhaps a new day has dawned for the Ferguson community

On Tuesday April 7, two African Americans got a seat in the City Council of…

By Cristie Leondis

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Top 5 Blacks in Brewery

Here's a look at some of the best pioneers in the brewing industry

Here’s a look at the top five blacks in brewery, as today is national beer…

By Cristie Leondis

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Beverly Bond Responds to White Girls Rock Hashtag

The DJ defends her movement in a personal essay

After the White Girls Rock controversy, Black Girls Rock founder Beverly Bond responds.

By Essence Gant

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‘Cosmo’ Uses Women of Color for ‘Beauty Trends That Need To Die’

Twitter erupts after this controversy surfaces

A January Cosmo article about beauty trends resurfaces and stirs racial controversy.

By Essence Gant

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Cool Jobs: ‘Funny Girls’ Comedian Talks the Power of the Female Funny Bone

Yamaneika Saunders on early pursuit of stand-up success and TV roles for black women

Oxygen’s “Funny Girls,” a series premiering April 7, is providing another platform for women to…

By Janell Hazelwood

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WCW: Five Black Supermodels on the Rise in Fashion

These runway walkers' career strides make them women crush worthy

These five black supermodels are making major moves in fashion.

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Walmart Promotes Products from ‘Women Owned’ Businesses with Special Logo

This new logo makes it easier to shop women-owned businesses

Walmart makes supporting women entrepreneurs easier with a new logo.

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BE Exclusive: Congressman Jim Himes Takes Stance Against LGBT Discrimination

State under more fire for law allowing businesses to refuse to serve LGBT community

Here is a Be Exclusive: CT Congressman Jim Himes: ‘Indiana could discriminate against anybody with…

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Mississippi Student Indicted for Hanging Noose on Iconic Statue of James Meredith

A federal hate crime has been charged

Recently, a University of Mississippi Student was indicted for hanging noose on James Meredith iconic…

By Cristie Leondis

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Star Awards: Delta Air Lines Honors Suppliers for Championing Diversity

Event highlights exemplary leadership and service

Delta Air Lines honored top small-business, minority-owned and women-owned supplier partners during the company’s annual…

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CFL Appoints First Black Commissioner

Jeffrey Orridge, former CBS Sports executive, to assume new duties April 29

Jeffrey Orridge, former longtime executive with CBC Sports, succeeds Mark Cohon as commissioner of the…

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The State of Black America-By the Numbers: Part 1, Education

Black America is in crisis

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The following is a feature by Marc Morial, the President and CEO of National…

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How Much Weight Should Minority Students Put on Diversity Numbers When Selecting a College?

Expert on diversity and inclusion elaborates on the diversity factors students should look at when picking a college

Expert on diversity and inclusion, DeEtta Jones, talks the value diversity should play when deciding…

By Courtney Connley

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The Resumator Founder and CEO Joins Black Enterprise for #Driven2Innovate Twitter Chat

Don Charlton talks funding, diversity in tech, and more

The Resumator founder and CEO joins Black Enterprise for #Driven2Innovate Twitter Chat.

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‘Black Actress’: Andrea Lewis Takes Matters Into Her Own Hands

How this millennial is using YouTube and social media as platform to boost her career

Actress Andrea Lewis talks about life in Hollywood as a black actress and shares the…

By Essence Gant

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Are You All In? The AP Campaign to Reach Students of Color

Students of color urged to sign up for rigorous AP courses

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Tens of thousands of high potential African American, Latino, and Native American students do…

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Kerry Washington Says Poor, LGBT and People of Color Must be Allies

Kerry Washington urges every 'other' to fight together

The GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) Media Awards took place on Saturday, and…

By Essence Gant

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State of Black America Report: Unequal Education Is Not ‘the Great Equalizer’

How adequate access and opportunity paves the way to success for minorities

Education and equality gaps have persisted and the National Urban League understands that the major…

By Daron Pressley

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Apple to Donate More than $40 Million to Thurgood Marshall College Fund

Apple creates tech opportunities for HBCU students

Apple shows its commitment to diversity in tech by donating more than $40 million to…

By Courtney Connley

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Jesse Jackson Praises Apple CEO Tim Cook’s Diversity Efforts

Tech giant among companies recently advocating for opportunities for minorities

Apple is among the tech giants joining the fray in seeking to help drive a…

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5 Women in The NBA Making History Off the Court

These dynamic women play by their own rules and make sports history

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As we celebrate Women’s History Month, we examine those who’ve opened doors across all professional…

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$3 Million Pay: Former McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson to Consult with Company

Business leader continues his relationship with the restaurant chain

McDonald’s to pay former CEO Don Thompson $3 million to serve as a consultant for…

By Courtney Connley

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Corporate Board Diversity: How One Country is Making the Female Presence Mandatory

Germany implements a law that requires at least 30% female inclusion

Germany is the latest European country to set a law that requires a set percent…

By Courtney Connley

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African Americans Still Watch NBA More Than Other Races

Nielsen report shows an astounding viewership increase

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Although NBA teams are scouring the planet to find diverse players to expand the…

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Day 3: Leading Executives Talk Diversity and Innovation in the Workplace

Executives from Grosvenor Capital Management, PepsiCo, Bank of America and Intel Corp. offer insights

Leading female executives talk the value of adding diversity and innovation to the workplace

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Day 3: How to Get a Seat on a Corporate Board

Panelists give actionable tips for women, and talk diversity

At Black Enterprise’s Women of Power Summit, panelists talk corporate board diversity and the path…

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Diversity in the STEM Pipeline

The New York Urban League hosted a panel to ensure flow

On Tuesday, Feb. 24, the New York Urban League hosted a panel and discussion on…

By Robin White Goode

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HBO’s Diversity Plan for Hollywood

As sponsors of the American Black Film Festival, HBO takes the lead in creating Hollywood diversity

The second annual release of the Hollywood Diversity Report by UCLA’s Ralph J. Bunche Center…

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Journalist and Diversity Champion, Dori Maynard, Passes Away at 56

Well-known journalist succumbs to lung cancer

Dori Maynard, a journalist and champion for newsroom diversity, passes away in her Oakland home…

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Deanii Scott on WBLS’ ‘Defining Moments in Black History’

The Hot 97.1 digital producer shares her special moment with us

Deanii Scott, Hot 97‘s social media producer, shared on WBLS her defining moment in black…

By Cristie Leondis

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Starbucks CEO Holds a Series of Race Discussions with Employees

Howard Schultz travels to various cities to talk with Starbucks employees about their racial experiences

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz holds a series of open discussions about race with employees

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ABFF and McDonald’s Partner for ‘Lovin’ Campaign

Filmmakers can win $2,500 in equipment and a mentoring session with director Malcolm Lee

ABFF and McDonald’s USA have partnered for the “Lovin” campaign, a competition that promotes diversity…

By Raqiyah Mays

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Alabama Allows Same-Sex Marriages But Not Without A Fight

State’s chief justice attempts to block the weddings

Alabama is now the 37th state along with the District of Columbia that allows same-sex…

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15 Quotes to Inspire Business Growth and Leadership

Here are some words of wisdom from top leaders

Whether you’re a small business owner, corporate executive or new employee climbing the corporate ladder,…

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Minority Firms Handle Apple’s Multi-Billion Dollar Debt Offering

Williams Capital and Ramirez & Co. are two of six involved companies

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Apple’s…

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Ankara Miami Fashion Week Set to Kick Off with Global Designers

Innovation and fashion unite in showcase of African talent

Ankara Miami Fashion Week set to showcase top fashion industry talent from Feb. 19 to…

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Black Enterprise’s SVP Talks Don Thompson’s Legacy

Derek Dingle makes guest appearance on TV One to discuss McDonald's CEO and diversity

Senior Vice President/Editor-in-Chief of Black Enterprise magazine, Derek Dingle, talks Don Thompson’s legacy, on the…

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Cameroon Celebrates the Re-opening of Musée National Museum

The event was one of the largest in history for the diverse country

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Cameroon, officially the Republic of Cameroon, is a country in Central…

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The Black Enterprise–ABFF Partnership: Why Black Businesses Need Scale

Aligning, joint venturing, and merging with viable black-owned businesses is vital

When I speak before a group of black entrepreneurs, I often challenge my audience by…

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Uzo Aduba Wins First SAG Award, Makes History

Uzo Aduba delivers tearful speech and makes SAG history with Viola Davis

Orange is the New Black’s Uzo Aduba wins SAG Award and makes history.

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Miss Universe: Top Women of Color Who Got the Crown

These females have graced the stage and held the title

As the world celebrates the new Miss Universe, take a look back at women of…

By Cristie Leondis

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The Business Behind Skin Bleaching: 5 Telling Facts

On the heels of Bill Duke's 'Light Girls,' details of prevalent use come back to the forefront

Here are five quick facts you should know about the business of skin bleaching and…

By Cristie Leondis

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How Diversity Drives Performance in Corporate America

We all benefit when everyone has access to a seat at the table

For far too long, much of corporate America has treated diversity as another exercise, disregarding…

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Intel Chief Diversity Officer Explains Why Minorities Matter

Intel is supporting everyone in tech, from students to gamers

Intel Chief Diversity Officer Roz Hudnell spoke about Intel's commitment to diversity and why minorities…

By Patrick Austin

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[Day 3] Google Discusses New Supplier Diversity Efforts

More benefits for minority-owned businesses

Google has relaxed the regulations to allow more minority businesses to participate in its supplier…

By Patrick Austin

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[RECAP] 18th Annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit Days One and Two

Business and tech leaders spoke on diversity and inclusion

On Tuesday Jan. 13, the 18th Annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit kicked off in…

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[Day 2] Wall Street Project Summit: Hip Hop and Sports Take Center Stage

The panel of top industry leaders emphasized the importance of ownership

Owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, Steve Ballmer, and Ed Lover talk business and money…

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Intel’s $300 Million Pledge: Tech Giant Stamps Commitment to Diversity at Wall Street Project Summit

Business and tech leaders talk programmer parity, inclusion and urban tech boom

At the 18th Annual Rainbow PUSH Economic Summit, leaders in technology pledged millions to fighting…

By Patrick Austin

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[Day 1] Wall Street Project Summit: Rev. Jesse Jackson Talks Diversity with Intel and More

New York City event includes panels on inclusion, race and advancement of minorities

Hundreds attend day one of Rainbow PUSH’s Wall Street Project Economic Summit, dedicated to creating…

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Black Enterprise Releases Top 40 Best Companies for Diversity List

Publication unveils top enterprises nurturing inclusion at Wall Street Project Economic Summit

Black Enterprise reveals the top companies that successfully embrace inclusion and diversity.

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Intel Bets $300 Million on Workplace Diversity

Jesse Jackson applauded the initiative

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich showing off the Intel Curie module for wearable technology, at the…

By Patrick Austin

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CBS Sports Debuts All-Female “We Need to Talk” Sports Show

Lisa Leslie, Swin Cash, Lalia Ali and others host new program

The Eye network promised diversity for 2014 and backed it up with “We Need To…

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[RECAP] Twitter Chat: Real Talk on Millennials, Diversity and Today’s Business Landscape

Rev. Jesse Jackson and Lincoln Stephens weigh in on top issues

Black Enterprise hosted a Twitter chat: Real Talk on Millennials, Diversity and Today’s Business Landscape…

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Wealth Gap Widens Between Black and White Households

Wealth disparities between white, black and Hispanic families

As American families recover from the Great Recession’s brutal economic blow, the recovery in white and black households…

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Iconic Artist and Humanitarian Annie Lee Dies at 79

The internationally acclaimed woman was known for her faceless paintings

Artist Annie Lee passed away on November 24th at age 79, leaving behind her daughter,…

By Cristie Leondis

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5 Steps to Growing Your Business After the Death of a Partner

Paula Penn-Nabrit of PN&A Inc. details coping with loss and continuing a legacy

Entrepreneur Paula Penn-Nabrit has continued to grow the business after the death of her partner.…

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EMERGE! Fashion Show Founder Talks Bringing Diversity and New Talent to the Industry

Dionne Williams details providing platform for next generation of designers and models

EMERGE! Fashion Show founder talks discovering new talent and adding diversity to the fashion industry.

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Michelle Howard Becomes Navy’s First Female Four-Star Admiral

Pioneer was first black woman to serve as three-star officer in U.S. military

The Navy announced the promotion of Michelle Howard to four-star admiral, making her the first…

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UCLA Faculty Votes for Diversity Course Requirement

New requirement will prepare students to embrace a diversity of cultures on campus and in the workforce

UCLA faculty members vote in favor of a diversity course requirement for undergraduate students

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Amazon’s Bleak Diversity Numbers: 4% of Managers Are Black

Hispanics make up only 9% of Amazon's global workforce

Amazon has joined the list of technology companies to release deplorable diversity numbers.

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Apple and Google Introducing Ethnic Emojis

A new set of guidelines from Google and Apple could lead to more diverse faces

The joint proposal from Apple and Google would allow for various skin tones on emoji…

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Executive Leadership Foundation Honors Hillary Clinton

Former First Lady addresses black business leaders

Hillary Clinton received an award from the Executive Leadership Foundation for all her work in…

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Voting Impact: Black Turnout and 2014 Midterms Findings Released

The results came out in a report by the Joint Center today

The Joint Center for Political and Economic studies released the results of the Black Turnout…

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Fertility Faux Pas or Innovation? Should Companies Pay for Female Workers to Freeze Their Eggs?

Facebook and Apple agree to cover cost up to $20,000

Facebook and Apple have agreed to cover up to $20,000 of the cost for female…

By Courtney Connley

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[PHOTO RECAP] Entrepreneurs Gain Insight at Walmart 20/20 Vision Forum

Atlanta event gives business knowledge on supplier diversity

At the 20/20 Vision Forum in Atlanta recently, Walmart and Black Enterprise teamed up, featuring…

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Recap: ColorComm NYC Talks Diversity in Fashion and Communications

Young influencers talk leading communication efforts for top fashion brands

Following New York Fashion Week, ColorComm gathered female influencers in media for a conversation about…

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New York Times First Black Executive Editor Opens Up About Diversity in the Newsroom

Dean Baquet speaks on his obligation to diversify his staff

New York Times first black executive editor, Dean Baquet, addresses the need for more diversity…

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The Sports Resume: ESPN Recruiters Share Tips for Gaining Employment

Three professionals detail keys to employment

Three recruiters from ESPN get real about how to get employed in the sports industry.

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CBC to Honor Phylicia Rashad, Bill Withers and Alvin Poussaint

Annual conference will recognize prominent figures in fine arts

Recognizing African American icons in fine arts, the 2014 CBCF conference will honor Phylicia Rashad,…

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The Core Venture Studio Shakes Up South With Tech, Media, and Entertainment Fund

Early-stage fund, The Core Venture Studio in Atlanta, aims at tech, media, entertainment. Check out…

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Chairmen of the Board: 10 Most Powerful African Americans Directing U.S. Corporations

These leaders are forerunners of business and industry

As part of our BE Registry of Corporate Directors, BlackEnterprise.com reveals African American board chairmen…

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[EXCLUSIVE] John Rogers & Charles Tribbett Talk the Value of Black Corporate Directors

How efforts set stage for development of more innovative, competitive companies

John Rogers and Charles Tribbett share how black board participation helps drive the advancement of…

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Corporate Executive of the Year: Kenneth Frazier Shares Prescription For Growth

Merck’s Chairman & CEO has a bold strategy for this $44 billion pharmaceutical giant

Merck Chairman and CEO Kenneth Frazier seeks to expand the pharmaceuticals giant by extending its…

By Derek T. Dingle

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NYC Comptroller Advocating for More Women, Minorities In America’s Boardrooms

Scott M. Stringer: Diversity is 'an essential element to robust decision making'

Ending “male, pale and stale”: NYC Comptroller Scott M. Stringer talks importance of true diversity…

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Film Academy Re-Elects Cheryl Boone Isaacs as President

Upon initial appointment, she made history as the academy's first black president

Cheryl Boone Isaacs, who made history as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’…

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White Men Directed 90% Of This Year’s Summer Movies

Of 39 releases, 37 are directed by white men

Out of 39 movies that hit this summer, 37 have been directed by White men.…

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REGISTER NOW: Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit’s 10th Anniversary

Spelman College's Beverly Tatum, Ph. D., will receive Barbara Graves Award

It will be a landmark year for the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit in…

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We Must Put An End To ‘Male, Pale, and Stale’ on Corporate Boards

'Its our responsibility to hold corporate America accountable'

An overwhelming number of boards of publicly traded companies still lock African Americans out of…

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Leading Leaders: Princeton Producing the Most Tech CEOs

More tech billionaires have college degrees than those who are college dropouts

Though many of tech’s most successful entrepreneurs are college dropouts —Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and…

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UniWorld Reboot: Monique Nelson Carrying the Torch, Rebranding a Legacy

After two years at the helm, CEO drives massive makeover

After two years at the helm, Uniworld CEO Monique Greenwood, drives massive makeover.

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Black Enterprise Publishes Exclusive Registry Of African Americans On Corporate Boards

Report lists 176 black corporate directors of America’s 250 largest public companies, identifies 74 Ccorporations with no black directors

BLACK ENTERPRISE (BE) has released its latest exclusive report on African American representation on the…

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Woody Allen Talks Lack of Black Actors in Films

Filmmaker: 'You hire people based on who is correct for part'

The veteran filmmaker, Woody Allen, explains to the New York Observer why his films aren’t…

By Kevin L. Clark

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BE 100s: 5 Lessons On Attracting, Retaining Talent

Commonground founders share insights on diverse staff and collaborative environment

Operaters of one of the fastest-growing BE 100s agencies, Sherman Wright and Ahmad Islam of…

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10 Twitter Reactions To Marvel Introducing A Black Captain America

Comic company adding diversity to its list of accomplishments

Several years and a day after turning Thor into a woman, Sam Wilson, aka Falcon,…

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Denied: Some College Students Can’t Access Federal Loans

Institute for College Access and Success finds many students of color affected

Recent study outlines the differences in loan access for each of the 50 states, broken…

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Walker’s Legacy Hosts Brunch for Women Leaders

Speakers included power women Joy-Ann Reid, Demetria Lucas and Lauren Maillian Bias

Walker’s Legacy, a professional collective for businesswomen, hosted its Women in Business Brunch, powered by…

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Crystal Clarke Joins Cast of Star Wars: Episode VII

Newcomer Crystal Clarke will appear in the latest movie

Crystal Clarke joins Lupita Nyong’o in the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. It’s the…

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Red, White, Blue … and Black: America’s Diversity Shines During World Cup Fever

Global tournament ignites African American passion and patriotism

World Cup fever ignites African American passion and diasporan patriotism for global sport.

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Script of Success: Tech Phenom Catt Small Talks Black Girls Coding, Diversity In Gaming

Thought leader of Brooklyn Gamery and Code Liberation paves her own way, and you can, too.

Intelligent, cool, and charismatic, Catt Small sits down in an exclusive with BlackEnterprise.com to talk…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Supreme Court: Employers Can Refuse Contraceptive Coverage

Corporations can hold religious objections to birth control

New ruling by highest U.S. court says employers can refuse healthcare coverage of contraceptives.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Diversity: Lupita Nyong’o and Pharrell In Oscar’s New Group of Potential Voters

Academy cuts velvet rope to let younger, more diverse voices into voting club

Academy cuts velvet rope to let younger, more diverse voices into voting club.

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Walmart Establishes New Way to Find Women Entrepreneurs’ Products

Retail giant makes plans to add a distinct logo to ID female-made offerings

Walmart is making plans to add a new logo to their products that will let…

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BE 100s: Nation’s Top Black-Owned Businesses By the Numbers

Take a look at the top black-owned industrial/service and auto businesses

Black Enterprise breakdown by the numbers of the nation’s top black-owned auto and industrial/service companies.

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Motion Picture Academy Aiming for Diversity

New efforts seek to change recent numbers: 93% white and 76% male

Academy that decides Oscars has invited 271 people who do not fit typical white male…

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Scale is King: Top Lessons From Nation’s Largest Black Businesses

How CEOs of Black Enterprise's BE 100s have remodeled firms for expansion

What will boost your business’ bottom line? Learn from the top black-owned businesses in the…

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Top 21 Worst States for Minority-Owned Businesses

Iowa comes in as the worst state for minority entrepreneurs

Data from the SBA’s Office of Advocacy and Bloomberg Businessweek show the worst states offering…

By Courtney Connley

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NBA Gets A+ For Racial Hiring Practices

League gets outstanding marks for gender hiring as well

The 2014 National Basketball Association Racial and Gender Report Card (RGRC) reflect high scores for…

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2% of Google Employees Are Black

The newly released information highlights the racial and gender disparity in the tech community

David C. Drummond is the Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, as well as the…

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Stand Up and Be Counted for True Diversity

Diversity, amongst the worst practitioners, is nothing more than a diversion from effective corporate governance.

For American industry to be globally competitive, it must offer unfettered access to those who…

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Cornell William Brooks Named New NAACP President

Nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization announces 18th president

NAACP announces New Jersey lawyer and activist Cornell William Brooks as new president

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Entrepreneurs Conference Day 3: Rev. Jesse Jackson Talks New-Day Inequality

Civil rights icon talks Silicon Valley, corporate diversity and Don Sterling

An early-morning one-on-one chat with civil rights icon, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Black Enterprise…

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Venture Capital: A Debate on How to Minorities & Women Can Get a Seat at the Table

Panelists at the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference discuss vital topic

Panelists discussed a key topic during the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference: minorities and women having…

By Janell Hazelwood

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The New York Times Names First African-American Executive Editor

Newspaper makes announcement that Dean Baquet will replace Jill Abramson

The New York Times announces that current managing editor Jean Baquet will take over the…

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Entrepreneurs Conference: Shark Tank’s Rodney S. Sampson Talks Disruption for Small Businesses

Three quick tips for business longevity

The Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference, sponsored by Nationwide, kicked off with a one-on-one chat with…

By Janell Hazelwood

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New Study Highlights Diversity Gap Amongst Teachers and Students

Study calls attention to the need for more teachers of color

Students diversity grows while teacher diversity lacks improvement

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Ford Names Mark Fields CEO

Executive brings more than 20 years of leadership to post

Automaker Ford announced the appointment of Mark Fields, and 25-year company vet and advocate of…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Coca-Cola Appoints New EVP and Chief Financial Officer

Kathy N. Waller brings extensive leadership experience and accounting expertise

The Coca-Cola Co. board of directors recently announced the appointment of Kathy N. Waller as…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Council of Urban Professionals Honors Industry Leaders in NYC

The Council of Urban Professionals honored leaders in finance, tech and media at its 7th…

By Janell Hazelwood

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American Society of Landscape Architects Promotes Unique Career Options for Minorities

Advocacy efforts start April to promote African-American study and occupation pursuit

Landscape architects will work in April to promote the landscape architecture profession to students, specifically…

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Women’s History Month: Joanne Berger-Sweeney First Black Female President at Trinity College

Leading administrator brings neuroscience and business management experience

Joanne Berger-Sweeney, Ph.D. becomes first African American and female president at Trinity College in Connecticut.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Nielsen Expands Roles of Top Executives for Multicultural Engagement

Cheryl Pearson-McNeil and Don Lowery bring media and marketing experience

Nielsen announced expanded executive roles of Cheryl Pearson-McNeil’s and Don Lowery.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Feeling Different: Research Links Self-Perception In Office to Success

Findings point to importance of diversity and inclusion

Feeling like an outcast at this office doesn’t just have emotional repercussions. It can be…

By Janell Hazelwood

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President Obama Launches Initiative to Help Advancement of Young Black Men

Plans to organize efforts of foundations and companies to aid in education, employment

President Obama plans to launch a new effort Feb 13 to aid in the advancement…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women of Power: Nationwide Executive Gale King Talks Millennials and Branding for Advancement

A commitment to excellence and engagement can lead to stellar career results

Corporate powerhouse Gale King talks about her career ascension and how young professionals can build…

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3 Awesome (Paid) Internships That Promote Diversity

These programs offer hands-on experience in booming industries

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There has been quite a bit of criticism and dialogue about unpaid internships,…

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Boss Moves: Amber Ruffin Reportedly First Black Female Writer in Late-Night TV

Comedian brings Chicago training and performance experience

Amber Ruffin has joined the Jimmy Fallon’s “Late Night” writing room recently, becoming the first…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Negative Depictions of Black Power Women: Enough is Enough

Is diversifying character plots a bit too much to ask?

BET debuted “Being Mary Jane,” and one avid TV consumer says, in terms of the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Boss Moves: Meet the First Black Female Comic on SNL in Six Years

Get to know the latest addition to the cast

After controversy about lack of diversity on Saturday Night Live, Sasheer Zamata joins the ranks…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Grooming Entrepreneur Talks Transition from Helming Corporate Brands to Brand of His Own

Michael James gives leadership advice for young men of color

Entrepreneur Michael James, of Frederick Benjamin Grooming, details golden nuggets of business success only learned…

By Janell Hazelwood

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NASCAR Appoints New Managing Director of Brand and Consumer Marketing

Kenny Mitchell brings leadership experience from companies including Gatorade/PepsiCo

Kenny Mitchell has been named managing director of brand and consumer marketing, NASCAR announced recently.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Professional Diversity Network Launches Inaugural Diversity Recruitment Conference in Chicago, IL

The US total diversity labor force currently exceeds 56 million individuals

Professional Diversity Network, announced today that it will host its inaugural Professional Diversity Networking Conference…

By C. Daniel Baker

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2013 Best Companies for Diversity

A compiled list of companies with the most diverse employees

The companies that appear on the HispanicBusiness 2013 Best Companies for Diversity list are not…

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Pepco Reaches Out to Diverse Suppliers

Over 80 suppliers attended the forum

Pepco’s focused on serving disabled veteran owned businesses, as well as minority and woman owned…

By C. Daniel Baker

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USHCC Applauds Ford for a 35 Year Commitment to its Supplier Diversity and Development Program

Diversity efforts land Ford honors

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) commends Ford Motor Company for its Supplied…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Diversity and Mentorship Opportunities Important to Save-A-Lot Employees

How important is diversity and mentorship at your company?

Jason Harris went from senior procurement buyer to category director for Save-A-Lot using their mentoring…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Hiring Need Spurs CEO Push for Diversity from General Electric, Xerox

Big corporations such as GM are realizing that hiring more women and minorities is good for profits

Is diversity essential for every company?

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Do Diverse Teams Make Better Decisions?

The topic is diversity in London

How are companies handling diversity in Europe?

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Emerging Opportunities: Auto Industry Seeking Women for Employment

Tech advances changing the game for female job candidates

Rebounding auto industry seeking talents of women in a job market that’s becoming more about…

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Universities Slipping On Income-Based Diversity

Giving poor students a leg up in admissions is expensive for public institutions

If the Supreme Court rules against affirmative action next month, achieving diversity could grow tougher.

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Ford’s Supplier Diversity Program Celebrates 35 Years Empowering Business Owners

Veterans are the new key focus for the Supplier Diversity Development program

In 2012 Ford spent $5.7 billion with tier-one minority-owned suppliers, $1.2 billion with tier-one women-owned…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Why is There No Diversity on Late Night Shows?

Women and African Americans are woefully under represented in late night shows.

If you have ever watched late night television you will see many common faces and…

By Sasha King

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International Speedway Corp. Appoints New Advertising and Marketing Leaders to Board

Larry D. Woodard and Sonia Maria Green join motorsports powerhouse

Larry D. Woodard and Sonia Maria Green are latest leaders of color to be appointed…

By Janell Hazelwood

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MSNBC Adds Karen Finney to Anchor Lineup After Push for Diversity

Karen Finney joins Melissa Harris-Perry as the only two black female weekend anchors.

Finney’s appointment comes after MSNBC was criticized for its lack of diversity.

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After CNN Dumped Martin and Soledad, Is Cable News Becoming Too White?

Cable news appears to be white-washed, say critics.

Commentators criticize CNN and MSNBC for lack of diversity on anchor line-up.

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