Not Sorry: Oprah Lets Go Of ‘Emotional Burden’ Of Weight

MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) — At 63, Oprah Winfrey isn’t apologizing for anything, especially her weight.

The media mogul and former talk show host tells Vogue magazine that the high-profile fluctuations in her weight over the years were “a physical, spiritual, emotional burden” for her. But she says that when …read more

Stacey Abrams Is Calling For The Removal Of Confederate Statues In Georgia

Stacey Abrams, the Georgia governor candidate, is calling for the removal of the statue of three Confederate war leaders on the face of state-owned Stone Mountain.

In a serious of tweets early Tuesday morning, Abrams said, “Confederate monuments belong in museums where we can study and reflect on that terrible …read more

Deadly Rally Accelerates Removal Of Confederate Statues

In Gainesville, Florida, workers hired by the Daughters of the Confederacy chipped away at a Confederate soldier’s statue, loaded it quietly on a truck and drove away with little fanfare.

In Baltimore, Mayor Catherine Pugh said she’s ready to tear down all of her city’s Confederate statues, and the …read more

With White Majority Dwindling, Not Investing in Students of Color Puts the Fabric of Society at Stake

As public schools across the country begin their school year, they will be presented with a strange oxymoron: Minority students now make up the majority of their student bodies. In fact, the country will soon find itself in a similar position—the U.S. Census estimates that the white majority will …read more

Social Media Helps Expose Racists

Alt Right demonstrators walk into the entrance of Lee Park surrounded by counter demonstrators in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the social media posts resembled a wanted poster or a missing-persons flyer: Photographs of men were arranged in rows, seeking their …read more

Charlottesville Driver Once Accused Of Beating Mother

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The driver charged with killing a woman at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville was previously accused of beating his mother and threatening her with a knife, according to police records released Monday.

Samantha Bloom, who is disabled and uses a wheelchair, repeatedly called police about her …read more

Charlottesville Update: NC Protesters Pull Down Confederate Statue

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on violent protests connected to a white nationalist rally in Virginia

Protesters in North Carolina have toppled a long-standing statue of a Confederate soldier.

Activists on Monday evening used a rope to pull down the monument outside a Durham courthouse. Video footage posted online shows protesters …read more

Virginia Gov. Declares State Of Emergency As White Nationalist Rally Breaks Out In Violence

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Hundreds of people chanted, threw punches, hurled water bottles and unleashed chemical sprays on each other Saturday morning at white nationalist rally in Charlottesville.

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency and police dressed in riot gear ordered people to disperse after chaotic violent clashes …read more

3 Ways to Learn From Your Competitors

One of the ultimate goals of any business is to make a profit. But on the road to profitability, there’s a lot of mistakes and lessons learned. Specifically, what it takes to sustain and grow a successful business. Believe it or not, as you take your business to the next …read more

The Source’s Interview with a Black Enterprise Editor about Being a Millennial Digital Journalist

Black Enterprise’s very own Digital Editor, Selena Hill, was recently profiled in the “Her Source” section of TheSource.com, where she spoke about her career as a multi-media journalist. Check it out below.

Selena Hill is the walking definition of today’s journalist. She is an African-American woman, millennial, and multi-media journalist …read more

Diallo Riddle Talks ‘Silicon Valley’ and New Show ‘Marlon’

Diallo Riddle has had a very extensive career getting his start on shows like Chocolate News on Comedy Central and writing from 2008–2012 on the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

Black Enterprise recently caught up with Riddle to discuss his reoccurring role on HBO’s Silicon Valley, where he played Paul …read more

The 45 Greatest Moments in Black Business Series Continues

For the past few weeks we’ve been presenting a web series on the truly monumental and significant achievements by black business leaders and entrepreneurs. The “45 Great Moments in Black Business” is a countdown of these achievements with images and video pulled from the rich archives of BLACK ENTERPRISE magazine.

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Google CEO Cancels Company Diversity Town-Hall Meeting

Google CEO Sundar Pichai canceled a companywide town-hall meeting to discuss diversity that was scheduled for Thursday just days after an engineer was fired for writing a memo suggesting that women in tech are biologically inferior to men.

The controversial memo, which was written by a white male engineer, surfaced on …read more

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Gives Kids ‘a Shot at STEM that Can’t Be Blocked’

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, renowned writer, cultural critic—and yes, basketball icon—has started a foundation that helps youngsters in Los Angeles get exposed to nature, science, and other STEM subjects. The idea is to foster their interest in STEM, which is where the future jobs are, Abdul-Jabbar says.

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G League President Malcolm Turner Talks League Growth and Partnerships

Last week, The Shadow League had the opportunity to speak with NBA G League President Malcolm Turner about all of the big things in store for the rapidly developing league, including Gatorade’s partnership, the growth in the number of teams, the relationship with the NBA, and global expansion.

(Malcolm Turner, …read more

‘Detroit’ Tells A Gruesome, Horrifying Story That Must Be Seen

Detroit is a powerful film that uncovers a series of events that led to the killing of three unarmed, black teenage boys by white police officers. The movie is set during the 1967 Detroit riots, where outraged communities destroyed public and private property in protest against unjust social and economic …read more

Black Girl Hospitalized After Hot Water Is Thrown On Her

An 11-year-old girl was sleeping in her house when boiling hot water was poured on her face.

In Bronx, New York on Findlay Avenue, Jamoniesha Merrit was having a sleep over in her family’s apartment when her friend 12-year-old Aniya Grant, poured the hot water on her.

The incident happened at 4 …read more

Criminal Investigation Is Being Called On Singer R. Kelly

A criminal investigation is being called on singer R. Kelly ifor allegedly holding young girls as sex slaves and hostages in his houses.

John Eaves, Chairman of the Fulton County Board of Commissions, in Atlanta, Georgia, has asked authorities to begin a criminal investigation of R. Kelly after new …read more

Leonard Mungo Named General Counsel For National Black State Troopers Association

Detroit, Ml (BlackNews.com) — Detroit attorney Leonard Mungo has been named General Counsel for the National Black State Troopers Coalition (NBSTC). The Wisconsin-based organization represents black State Troopers in 24 states.

The group elected Attorney Mungo at its 32nd Annual Summer Training Conference and Membership Meeting, held in Houston, Texas on …read more

Blac Chyna Makes Cameo Appearance In Belly’s Raunchy Video ‘P.O.P.’ [Watch]

So, is Blac Chyna sending a message to her ex, Rob Kardashian, in a new nasty NSFW music video that she’s featured in?

She can be seen in the video for “P.O.P (Power of Pu**y)” from rapper Belly. Wearing fur and lingerie, Chyna, 29, looks straight at the …read more

Big Easy On Edge As City Scrambles To Fix Pumping System

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Flood-weary residents remained on edge as Louisiana’s governor declared a state of emergency in New Orleans, but this time the threat wasn’t churning in the Gulf of Mexico.

The city’s malfunctioning water-pumping system and the threat of more rain have left some neighborhoods at …read more

Gabrielle Union Talks Body Shaming, Tampons & Monistat With Health Magazine

Gabrielle Union is the cover star for the September issue of Health magazine, and inside, the 44-year-old beauty talks about how body shaming keeps her motivated to stay in shape.

When asked about her workout regimen, Union credits her trainer for pushing her to stay healthy and fit.

“I …read more

Election Dispute Threatens Stability In Kenya

Riot police fire tear gas at protesters during clashes in the Kawangware slum of Nairobi, Kenya.

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A dispute over Kenya’s presidential election intensified Thursday when supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga said an unofficial tally showed that he won — a claim that conflicted with a …read more

2016’s Extreme Weather Concerns Scientists Worldwide

FILE – In this July 21, 2016 file photo, the sun sets beyond visitors to Liberty Memorial as the temperature hovers around 100 degrees in Kansas City, Mo.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Last year’s global weather was far more extreme or record breaking than anything approaching normal, according to a new report.

The …read more

CNN Drops Commentator After Nazi Tweet

NEW YORK (AP) — CNN cut ties Thursday with conservative commentator Jeffrey Lord after he tweeted a Nazi salute at a critic.

A network spokesperson confirmed that Lord was no longer with the network and said “Nazi salutes are indefensible.” The statement came hours after Lord tweeted the Nazi slogan “Sieg …read more

Trump And North Korea Continue To Talk Tough, But What’s Next?

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Not backing down, President Donald Trump warned Kim Jong Un‘s government on Thursday to “get their act together” or face extraordinary trouble, and suggested he had been too mild when he vowed to unleash “fire and fury” on North Korea if it continued to …read more

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