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Chris Paul to Host the CP3 Foundation’s Event Advocating for Youth

Two Los Angeles-based organizations, L.A.’s BEST and Leaps n Boundz, will benefit

LA Clippers point guard, Chris Paul, will host a fundraiser for L.A.’s BEST and Leaps…

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Contest Open To Solo Entrepreneurs Who Give Back Their Communities

Prepaid wireless service provider Cricket to offer cash and mobile prizes

Sole proprietors who make it a priority to help their community are eligible to participate…

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Derrick Rose Donates $1 Million to Chicago Charity

Makes a significant contribution to After School Matters

Chicago Bulls point guard, Derrick Rose, donates $1 million to a charity at his alma…

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Kanye West Teaches a Fashion Class in Los Angeles

Rapper lends his fashion knowledge to L.A. college students

As part of his community service completion, Kanye West is volunteering as a fashion teacher…

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Bank of America Donates to Johnson C. Smith Student Employment Program

JCSU receives $500,000 donation to improve student employment

Thanks to a $500,000 donation from Bank of America, Johnson C. Smith can work to…

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Industry Pro Talks How to Connect Sports and Philanthropy

Nubia Murray details career journey in cause marketing and tips on how to thrive

Sports cause-marketing pro Nubia Murray talks about her full-circle career path and tips on how…

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Brian Benjamin: Doing Business in Black Communities for the Benefit of Black People

'Knowing that I am playing a role in creating quality affordable housing for residents is a great feeling'

Brian Benjamin of Genesis Companies enjoys doing Business in black Communities for the benefit of…

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Chicago Businessman Helps Family of Homeless Little League Champ

Businessman agrees to pay homeless little league player families rent for a year

One Chicago businessman has offered to pay a year’s rent for homeless Jackie Robinson West…

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Warren Buffett’s Son Buys Rosa Parks’ Artifacts For $4.5 Million

No plans on what to do with the civil rights leader's items have been announced

The late, great Civil Rights pioneer, Rosa Parks, has had her life mementos purchased by…

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Beyoncé’s BeyGood Charity Donates Supplies to Underfunded Schools

Efforts provide 2,000 U.S. students with brand new school supplies

Beyoncé and her BeyGood charity organization are providing school supplies to 2,000 students in underfunded…

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Johnson C. Smith Receives Grant to Launch Art Exhibit on Black Philanthropy

A $96,665 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services

Johnson C. Smith University receives $96,665 grant to launch a traveling art exhibit on the…

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Jennifer Hudson and Sister Give Back to Chicago Students In Need

Singer and her sister provide school supplies to over 8,000 students

In memory of her late nephew, Jennifer Hudson and her sister held their annual school…

By Courtney Connley

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Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg and Billy Crystal Raised $80 Million For Homeless

For two decades comedic trio hosted Comic Relief fundraisers

Generations of fans of the late Robin Williams recall how the comedic talent along with…

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NBA Schedules 2015 Preseason Game in South Africa

Proceeds will go toward charity

The NBA will play a preseason game in South Africa in 2015. All proceeds will…

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Dynamic Do-Gooder: 4 Reasons Giving Back Can Benefit Your Career

How volunteering and philanthropy can open professional doors

Though it’s just a good look to be charitable, the professional benefits go beyond the…

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Philanthropy Bosses: 4 Celebs Who Add Giving Back to Their Career Portfolios

These industry heavyweights show how being charitable pays off

These entertainers spend countless hours and dollars giving back to a cause they hold dear…

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Young Entrepreneur Recognized for Outstanding Work as Philanthropist

CU-Boulder freshman works to make a difference, nets a profit

This young entrepreneur is making waves for society.

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Goodshop App Combines Shopping with Charity

You can buy while giving to a good cause

With this app, you can choose from a list of schools and nonprofits in the…

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Jay Z Announces ‘NY02′ As Roc Nation’s Official Water

The 'God MC' is bringing water to the masses

Jay Z announces NY02 as the officially branded water for all Roc Nation artists, events,…

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On his first meeting with former South African President Nelson Mandela   "The new South Africa needs us. To be specific, if a truly, multiracial state will grow out of apartheid’s ashes, it needs contributions of African American skills and financial resources. That was the message President Mandela delivered to a gathering of prominent black American business and political leaders when he visited BLACK ENTERPRISE’s offices a year after he gained his freedom. Black America has created, sustained and grown its own businesses and sent executives to the nation’s largest corporations. South Africa needs this knowledge."

International Day: World Remembers Nelson Mandela

Black Enterprise remembers global and national treasure on first International Day since his death

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Today, July 18 marks Nelson Mandela International Day, in honor of the former…

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Beyoncé Donates $7 Million to Help Homeless in Houston

Superstar continues to use platform to expand philanthropic work

Not one to forget where she comes from, Beyonce has donated $7 million to help…

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Revolt TV Launches ‘HELLO Harlem’ Initiative With Kick-Off Event

Who's who attends to support community initiative

More than 500 leaders in business, philanthropy and entertainment gathered recently to celebrate launch of…

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Journalist Robin Roberts Talks Strength of Women … and Friendly Competition with Michelle Obama

At NAPW conference, breast cancer survivor inspires with career of triumphs

National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) honored journalist Robin Roberts with the Icon Awards. She…

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Since 2009, Saran Kaba Jones has raised more than $250,000 for clean water projects in Liberia with via her nonprofit, FACE Africa, and partners including the Voss Foundation, JP MorganChase Community Giving, P&G’s Covergirl, The Global Neighborhood Fund, Chevron, the Coca-Cola Co., and The Segal Family Foundation.

"I'm continuing in the legacy of my father, who always stressed to me about reaching back and being of service," Jones said at the event, which was held at New York's beautiful Chelsea Piers. For her work, Jones has been listed by the Guardian UK as one of Africa's 25 Top Women Achievers, alongside President Joyce Banda of Malawi and Nobel Laureate Leymah  Gbowee and was named a 2013 World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.

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PHOTOS: WASH Gala Brings Out Who’s Who in Global Business, Fashion & Entertainment

FACE Africa’s WASH Gala brought out the who’s who in global business, fashion and entertainment…

By Janell Hazelwood

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How One Black Enterprise Reader is Helping Black-Owned Businesses

Vannessa Wade supports black business with her money and her talents

Wade isn’t shy about her mission to help black businesses.

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Organization Kicks Off New Initiative to Promote Career Development and Entrepreneurship

Group also partnering with Give1 Project for women's program in Senegal

Walker’s Legacy, a national resource for women in business, is kicking off its initiative to…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Songstress and activist Kaissa, a native of Cameroon, gave a riveting performance for the audience, along with ADA award honoree Blitz the Ambassador.

Applause Africa Honors Global Leaders at African Diaspora Awards

Honorees include Nobel Laureate and Hopstop founder

Check out this photo recap of Applause Africa’s African Diaspora Awards honoring global leaders in…

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Through Dec. 2, the 'Beauty for the Bold' campaign will host events, profile inspiring women, and conduct Twitter chats and forums on domestic violence  to bring awareness.

The tour's next stop will be in Atlanta on December 2 at the Mary Hall Freedom House. For more information visit BlackCelebrityGiving.com/BeautyForTheBold.

Celebrities and Professional Women Team Up to Raise Domestic Violence Awareness

'Beauty for the Bold' campaign campaign kicks off in New York

Sister 2 Sister publisher Jamie Foster Brown, along with celebrity friends and professional give back…

By Janell Hazelwood

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3 Life-Changing Leadership Lessons from a Batkid

Take a cue from Miles' fearless journey to see his wish become reality

San Francisco’s Bay Area has been shut down by a fearless 5-year-old battling leukemia dubbed…

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Hollywood power couple Laurence Fishburne and Gina Torres accept the Visionary Artist award.

PHOTOS: Harlem School of the Arts Honors Laurence Fishburne, Gina Torres and Leaders in Philanthropy

Entrepreneurs Janice S. and Christopher J. Williams among honorees for leadership

On Oct. 8, the Harlem School of the Arts honored leaders in business and Hollywood…

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Laurence Fishburne and Gina Torres Talk Business of the Arts at NYC Benefit Gala

Honorees tout key to being as passionate about business as you are your craft

At Harlem School of the Arts’ fall benefit, award-winning actors detail support of arts and…

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Small Business Owners are "Happy" Despite Concerns about Healthcare, Retirement and Customer Acquisition

Africa-America Institute Will Kick Off 60th Anniversary with Career Expo

Global organization to honor who's who in international leadership and philanthropy

The Africa-America Institute will celebrate 60 years of global education and employment advocacy with a…

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On July 17, more than 400 attendees gathered to support the First Annual Black Ivy Alumni League fundraising gala in New York City. The gala was hosted with Columbia Business School's African-American Alumni Association, Black Alumni of Dartmouth Association, Cornell Black Alumni Association and the Association of Black Princeton Alumni, and honored industry leaders who hail from the nation's top schools. A portion of the proceeds from the event will fund New York City public school classroom projects.

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From left, honorees: Robert Reffkin, Founder & CEO at Urban Compass; Jack Brewer, Founder and CEO of The Brewer Group, Inc.; and Keith Boykin, MSNBC commentator

PHOTOS: Black Ivy Alumni League Hosts Philanthropic Event Honoring Leaders

Keith Boykin and Ryan Lesle part of star-studded night

On July 17, more than 400 attendees gathered to support the First Annual Black Ivy…

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Hip-Hop Artist Wale Gifts Hampton University Student with $25,000

Sophomore wins during radio call-in contest in Norfolk, Va.

Entertainer Wale awarded college sophomore Lauren Pryor $25,000, adding philanthropy to his entertainment brand.

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Award-winning actress Jackie Appiah was honored for her excellence in the global film industry.

WATCH: BlackEnterprise.com Live From Face2Face Africa’s F.A.C.E. List Awards

Correspondents talk with honorees, organizers and supporters for star-studded night

On June 15, Face2Face Africa honored leaders including Aziz G. Adetimirin, publisher of The Network…

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Award-winning actress Jackie Appiah was honored for her excellence in the global film industry.

PHOTOS: Face2Face Africa Celebrates Leaders of the African Diaspora

Business and entertainment leaders honored including actress Jackie Appiah and publisher Aziz G. Adetimirin

On June 15, Face2Face Africa honored leaders including Aziz G. Adetimirin, publisher of The Network…

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From Professionals to Philanthropists: Two Power Women Making a Difference in Urban Communities

Y.U.N.G. Harlem founders talk civic leadership and power of giving back

Y.U.N.G Harlem founders Tiffany Bender and Alize Beal talk making a difference and using professional…

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The Power Play of Power Plays: How Civic Programs Can Boost Your Career Options

Black men can position themselves for employment via community work

There are other avenues for career growth. Consider participating in service-based programs to explore non-traditional…

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Boss Moves: Delta Sigma Theta Set to Open School in Haiti

Big year for organization as it celebrates its centennial

As Delta Sigma Theta celebrates it’s 100th year, the organization is partnering with Water in…

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Trends in Corporate Team-Building: Extreme Employee Excursions

Report says global trips help companies boost retention

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Can you imagine your boss sending you across the globe to help with…

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Dynamic Women Leaders of Color Return to ‘World’s Most Powerful Women’ List

Liberia president and Nigeria's minister of finance also make Forbes list

Recent Forbes list includes dynamic women of color including Beyonce, Michelle Obama, and Liberian president…

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Russell Simmons Advocates for Youth Success with Rising Tide Program

Contest will give winner chance of a lifetime with entertainment mogul

Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons talks new advocacy program and why service is a lifelong journey…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Actor Larenz Tate Advocates for Employment Opportunities for Urban Men

With entrepreneur Karim Webb, leaders build awareness and create resources

Actor has partnered with the restaurant entrepreneur Karim Webb to advocate for employment for urban…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Beyonce Lends Her Voice to Help Goodwill Promote Career & Job Opportunities

Beyonce Lends Her Voice to Help Goodwill Promote Job Opportunities

Beyonce will support Goodwill with donation drives at her concerts

Superstar singer Beyonce partners with Goodwill to raise funds and awareness to sponsor training and…

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THE PHILANTHROPIST: SARAN KABA JONES After fleeing Liberia at age 8 and returning 20 years later, Jones was touched by the impoverished, post-conflict environment. She soon founded FACE Africa, a nonprofit provides access to clean water to tens of thousands living in rural Liberian communities, using a social enterprise business model, and seeks to alleviate the epidemic of extreme poverty in Liberia and the rest of Africa.


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Building Global Business Leaders: 3 Power Women Who Rock

Empowering female entrepreneurs through financial and community advocacy

Take a page from the success play books of these power women to learn how…

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Sudan’s Model Citizen: Alek Wek Returns to Help Boost Economic Development

Years after fleeing her country, supermodel working to rebuild it

International model Alek Wek lends her celebrity to humanitarian efforts in her native Sudan.

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Can Charity Exist in a World of Excess?

Tis’ the season of giving but when is enough…enough?

Despite being in the grips of a recession and troubled economy, some still find ways…

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Dr. Gause's mother, Dr. Suzette Sines, is also a dentist and traveled with him to organize the group of Haitian medical and dental students, as well as pediatricians and dentists, to screen 300 students.

Looking Back and Giving Back: How Entrepreneurs Use Profitable Skills for Philanthropy

Three professionals who use their talents to help communities

These professionals are using their talents and skills not just for profit but to give…

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Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts That Keep on Giving

Perfect picks to incorporate charity with your purchases

The holidays don’t have to be all about receiving. You can give gifts that keep…

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Common: On Life and Love Lessons from Serena Williams and Erykah Badu

Award-winning Chi-town rapper and bestselling author opens up about past lessons and a future that includes marriage and a family

Common, award-winning rapper and bestselling author, opens up about his new book and love lessons…

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Swizz Beatz Talks Business, Branding and Motivation

The producer/rapper discusses his partnership deals and becoming the creative mind behind big-name brands

BE Next linked up with Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean to discuss how the kid that…

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ADCOLOR Awards Honors Earl G. Graves Sr. & Other Media Trailblazers

Highlights from this year's celebration of minorities in advertising, marketing and media

Founded in 2005 by Tiffany R. Warren, the ADCOLOR Industry Coalition pays homage to professionals…

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In the News: Obama to Unveil Jobs Plan; Google Acquires Zagat and More

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

See what’s going on in the world with today’s compilation of news around the web

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Good Entrepreneurs Make Money. Great Ones Make a Difference.

Among the things that come with the territory of being a reasonably successful and visible…

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WATCH: Kimora Lee Simmons on Successes, Failures, Giving Back and Loving Her Tweeps

The wife/mom/mogul shows no signs of slowing down. Such is 'Life in the Fab Lane'

The wife/mom/mogul shows no signs of slowing down. Such is ‘Life in the Fab Lane’

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UBR Morning Post: 9-Year-Old Philanthropic Phenom Joshua Williams

Bonus content on the entrepreneurs and strategies featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, UBR Contributor Renita Young speaks with 9-year-old philanthropic…

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Lester is leading the charge in today’s African American giving-circle movement.

Nonprofit Insider: How to Start a Giving Circle

Information and resources for starting and growing your nonprofit

A giving circle is a philanthropic vehicle in which individual donors pool their money and…

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Jackson says the key to fundraising is getting an early start

Nonprofit Insider: 4 Steps to Fundraising for Your Nonprofit

Information and resources for starting and growing your nonprofit

Samuel T. Jackson, founder and CEO of the Economic Empowerment Initiative, provides these four tips…

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Backtalk with Wyclef Jean

Growing up in Croix-de-Bouquets, Haiti, until the age of 9, Wyclef Jean’s music often sheds…

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In the Fast Lane

Despite the rocky economy, quick-service restaurants are holding their own. In the U.S., sales for…

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An Affinity for Philanthropy

Resource groups aim to give back to communities

More recently affinity groups are asking their employers to return that favor by investing in…

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Grammy Award Winner Usher Launches New Initiative

Campaign will fund youth-led service projects

As part of his ongoing efforts to encourage youth volunteerism and service, R&B singer Usher…

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Young Activists Honored At Apollo Theatre

Outstanding leaders lauded for social change

More than 1,000 supporters gathered at Harlem’s Apollo Theater June 4 to honor five…

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Jalen Rose to Be Honored With Community Champion Award

Detroit native and former NBA star recognized for philanthropic efforts, success in sports journalism

Jalen Rose, a Detroit native, ESPN analyst and one of the legendary “Fab Five” basketball…

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A Passion for Giving

Even as companies are restructuring their operations to better manage products and services, they are…

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3. I Will Effectively Manage my Budget, Credit, Debt, and Tax Obligations

Regardless if you earn $45,000 or hundreds of thousands of dollars a year, a budget…

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10. I Will Strengthen my Community Through Philanthropy

Contrary to some people’s perceptions, you don’t have to have the big bucks like Oprah…

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Backtalk with Liya Kebede

The life of a supermodel doesn’t have to be all about runways, magazine covers, and…

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Backtalk with Chris “Ludacris” Bridges

Chris “Ludacris” Bridges has evolved from rapper to philanthropist to social activist. He met with…

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Backtalk with Judge Glenda Hatchett

At any given time of the day, viewers can peer into the courtroom of Judge…

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