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Black Students Need Financial Knowledge Now

Yesterday, I wrote about the distressing news that nearly half (49%) of all black borrowers default on their student loans within 12 years of entering college.

Unfortunately, even those who had earned a bachelor’s degree were more likely to default than degree holders of other races. According to data …read more

How to Succeed in a Male-Dominated Workplace

From feeling isolated and dealing with unfairness in pay to struggling to gain the respect you deserve at work, some women face an uphill battle when it comes to succeeding in male-dominated industries.

(Image: iStock/XiXinXing)

For ways to succeed as a woman in business and tips for excelling in …read more

Black Women About Business (BWAB): A Soon-to-Come New Resource

Black Women About Business (BWAB) is an 11-month virtual and retreat platform for aspiring, novice, and seasoned entrepreneurs focused on education, mentorship, coaching, and funding.

BWAB founder Demarra Gardner spoke with Black Enterprise contributor Rochelle Soetan about the challenges of launching BWAB and how the organization will strive to help black …read more

California Billionaire Launches Ads Urging Trump Impeachment

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California billionaire Tom Steyer announced Friday that he will dump at least $10 million into a national television advertising campaign calling for President Donald Trump’s impeachment.

In the ad, Steyer argues Trump should be ousted from office because he has edged the country toward nuclear war, …read more

The Fight to Rename a Kentucky Airport After Muhammad Ali Continues

Earlier this month, Black Enterprise reported on the more than yearlong, uphill battle a Kentucky-based educator, Robert Holmes III, has faced in hopes of honoring Muhammad Ali in Louisville, the city where “The People’s Champ” was born and raised. Back in June 2016, Holmes launched the Global Friends …read more

Tyler Perry, Regina Hall, Octavia Spencer Among ‘Most Profitable’ In Hollywood

According to new data purporting to name the most popular actor in Hollywood over nearly four decades — Tyler Perry ranks at No. 4.

PartyCasino analyzed box office numbers from 1980 to 2017 to determine Hollywood’s most and least profitable actors.

Surprisingly Emilio Estevez comes in at No. 1 with the …read more

Solange Furious With Magazine For Cutting Her Hair Off The Cover

The London Evening Standard has pissed off Solange, Y’all. And she has a clear message for them following her interview with the publication: Don’t touch my hair!

The cover of the Evening Standard Magazine features the singer wearing a white ruffled dress, striking pearl earrings, and a sleek, braided hairstyle. …read more

Trump Promises Tax Cuts As Senate GOP Paves Way With Budget

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump promised tax cuts Friday “which will be the biggest in the history of our country!” following Senate passage of a $4 trillion budget that lays the groundwork for Republicans’ promised tax legislation.

Republicans hope to push the first tax overhaul in three decades through …read more

What! First Ever Transatlantic HBCU Bus Tour

Bus tours are one thing but a transatlantic historically black college and university bus tour? Now that sounds like a party!

The first of its kind, the I Love Black People tour seeks to promote Black wealth and economic liberation among the minds of young HBCU students. Read below to find …read more

How Better Cash Flow Management Is Helping This Babysitting Business Thrive

Hope Oriabure-King calls herself “mommy deluxe”—she’s a single mom of four and the owner of Black-Tie Babysitting Inc., a company that provides on-site childcare for special occasions and events like weddings and corporate functions. Over time, Oriabure-King has learned that cash flow management and a diversified revenue stream …read more

Sneak Peak Of OWN’s ‘Released’ Episode Four

The United States has approximately 2.3 million people in correctional facilities across the nation (Prison Policy Initiative) – more than any other country in the world. The first 90 days of being released are crucial for those who have been incarcerated – as they often face many challenges and few …read more

Tyler Perry’s ‘Acrimony’ Trailer Starring Taraji P. Henson Is Intense

Lionsgate, the entertainment company by Tyler Perry, released a trailer for a new film called Acrimony.

Starring Taraji P. Henson as a loyal wife who’s had enough of supporting her lying, cheating husband who’s played by Lyriq Bent. And when she finds out that’s she’s been stabbed in …read more

Tracy Morgan’s TBS Comedy ‘The Last O.G.’ Delayed Until 2018

Folks will have to wait a little longer for Tracy Morgan’s anticipated TBS comedy series “The Last O.G.”

Variety reports that executive producer and showrunner John Carcieri has dropped out of the project, which was originally scheduled to premiere next week. It’s now set to debut some time …read more

Mariah Carey’s Los Angeles Home Burglarized; $50K In Possessions Gone

Mariah Carey has become the latest victim of thieves.

Around 3 a.m. on Thursday, October 19, 2017, her Los Angeles mansion was stripped of about $50,000 worth of items, according to TMZ. Law enforcement sources say the culprits entered through a window or door on an upper floor. A ladder …read more

Pittsburgh Woman Arrested For Assaulting A Teacher

An argument turned physical when a mother of a student assaulted her child’s teacher over a cell phone.

On October 19, 2017, Janice Watkins, a teacher at King pre-K-8 in Pittsburgh, PA, was assaulted with a brick by Daishonta Williams for taking her child’s phone away during class.

Channel 11 …read more

Evoking Slain Son, Kelly Defends Trump On Condolence Calls

WASHINGTON (AP) — He started by describing the reverent handling of America’s war dead, bodies packed in ice and shipped home in the dark to an Air Force base in Delaware.

From that opening, White House chief of staff John Kelly delivered a raw and searing monologue Thursday about the …read more

Serena Williams Snapchats Bruno Mars Turn Up & Spotted Wedding Planning!

Serena Williams and her fiancé Alexis Ohanian went to the Bruno Mars concert in Miami on Wednesday and Serena documented the entire evening on Snapchat, from her pre-concert hangout with the singer backstage to returning home to her baby girl.

She started off backstage before the concert, with …read more

Blue Ivy Is Responsible For Beyonce’s ‘Mi Gente’ Spanish Remix

Turns out 5-year-old Blue Ivy paved the way for Mama Beyonce’s Spanish language remix to J Balvin & Willy William’s hit single “Mi Gente.”

Surprising fans with the release on September 28, 2017, Queen Bey announced on social media that funds raised from the song will …read more

Playboy Welcomes It’s First Transgender Playmate, Ines Rau

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The passing of Hugh Hefner in the end of September brought a lot of emotions from different communities who both loved and were weary of his developments throughout his life. Of course, Hugh was the founder of the legendary publication Playboy, and has been overseeing the …read more

Obama Tells Democrats To Reject Politics Of Division, Fear

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former President Barack Obama called on fellow Democrats to reject politics of “division” and “fear” while rallying on Thursday with party’s candidates for governors in Virginia and New Jersey.

“Why are we deliberately trying to misunderstand each other, and be cruel to each other and put …read more

Senate Panel Votes For Nominee Opposed By Black Lawmakers

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate panel on Thursday narrowly backed the nomination of a North Carolina attorney to fill the nation’s longest judicial vacancy over the objections of Democrats, black lawmakers and some civil rights groups.

The Judiciary Committee voted 11-9 to recommend the nomination of Thomas Farr to the full …read more

Lupita Nyong’o Reveals Harassment By Harvey Weinstein

Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o has revealed that she, too was a victim of Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein’s reign of sexually predatory behavior. The actress wrote an op-ed for The New York Times where she detailed her naiveté in her dealings with Weinstein at the start of her career.

She says …read more

Netflix’s New Show Imagines What It’s Like To Raise A Superhero

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Michael B. Jordan has signed on to executive produce a new series for Netflix that we didn’t even realize we truly needed.

The streaming service has given a 10-episode series order to a sci-fi family drama “Raising Dion,” based on a short film and comic book …read more

Ken Chenault to Retire From AmEx, Leaving Just 3 Black CEOs at Fortune 500 Companies

On Wednesday, Kenneth Chenault announced that he is retiring from American Express in February 2018 after serving as the company’s chief executive for the past 16 years. This leaves just three black executives leading America’s largest companies: Ken Frazier of Merck; Roger Ferguson of TIAA; and JCPenney’s Marvin Ellison.

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Father Of Nine Killed By Wife At Johns Hopkins Hospital

It’s pretty rare that a murder takes place at one of the nation’s top hospitals but that’s the reality for one man, a father of nine, who was killed this week in a bizarre murder while one of his sons was being treated at the same hospital.

The alleged murderer – …read more

Did Wendy Williams Fire Staff Who Leaked Cheating Rumors About Her Husband?

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Wendy Williams reportedly shook up things behind the scenes at her daily show, allegedly firing members of her staff who she believed leaked cheating rumors about her husband, Kevin Hunter.

It all came to head when an explosive report alleged Hunter, who is also Williams’ manager, …read more

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