Ruth Simmons Named Interim President of Prairie View A&M University

Ruth Simmons, Ph.D., former president of Brown University and Smith College, an elite women’s college, has been named interim president at Prairie View A&M University, a historically black university in Prairie View, Texas. Prairie View’s current president, George C. Wright, Ph.D., announced his retirement June 12 after leading the institution …read more

Private Settlement In Michael Brown Wrongful Death Suit

Michael Brown‘s parents have very quietly settled a wrongful death lawsuit filed against the city of Ferguson, Missouri for a reported $3 million. The lawsuit has apparently flown under the radar but has not been settled in the Brown’s favor.

STLtoday.com reports:

A federal judge on Tuesday approved a …read more

Deliberations Begin In Sylville Smith Police Shooting Trial

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The prosecutor who charged a former Milwaukee police officer with first-degree reckless homicide in the killing of a 23-year-old black man told jurors Tuesday the man was defenseless and “looked like a child” when he was fatally shot last year.

But an attorney defending Dominique Heaggan-Brown against the …read more

Philando Castile Dashcam Camera Shows Seven Shots Fired

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota police officer who pulled over Philando Castile politely told the driver that his brake lights were out and calmly instructed him not to pull out his handgun before suddenly drawing his own weapon and firing seven rounds into the car, …read more

Only For One Night? T.I. & Tiny Spotted Leaving The Club In Atlanta

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Well look at what we have here.

Amid their relationship woes that played out publicly, Tiny and T.I. may be making amends, or at the very least able to have a drink or two together.

The Harris’ were photographed leaving Atlanta hotspot Arif lounge on Sunday night, sporting …read more

‘Bachelor In Paradise’ Investigation Concludes With No Evidence Of Wrongdoing

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According to Buzzfeed, an ongoing investigation regarding whether there was any form of sexual misconduct during the Season 4 taping of “Bachelor in Paradise,” has concluded.

Investigators say they’ve found no evidence of wrongdoing after a female cast member voiced she was sexually assaulted …read more

Prodigy Of Mobb Deep Dead At 42

Rap music is mourning another fallen soldier today. Albert ‘Prodigy’ Johnson, one half of the Queens, N.Y. duo Mobb Deep, has died.

Rollingstone.com reports:

“It is with extreme sadness and disbelief that we confirm the death of our dear friend Albert Johnson, better known to millions of fans as Prodigy …read more

The Test You Don’t Know About that Could Make a Big Difference in Your Child’s Future

Glance at just about any job ad, and often included somewhere on the list of requirements is critical thinking skills or analytical reasoning ability.

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But it turns out that many students don’t improve these skills even after four years of college.

That’s what the Wall Street Journal recently …read more

Serena Williams Invests in Superfood Startup Daily Harvest

For Serena Williams, boss moves are habitual, both on and off the tennis court.Williams—along with Gwyneth Paltrow and other investors—has joined the first round of financing for Daily Harvest.

Williams with competitors at the 2014 WTA Finals. (Image: wikimedia)

According to Daily Harvest’s press release, this New York-based startup …read more

Kenya Moore’s Mystery Husband Is Finally Revealed

After sneaking off to St. Lucia last week to marry the man of her dreams, not much has surfaced surrounding the identify of Kenya Moore’s new man.

But the innanets wouldn’t let up and kept trying to dig deep to figure out the who,what, when, where and how.

On Monday the RHOA …read more

David Banner and Aspire TV Executive Offer 5 Tech Tips to Help Your Business Grow

In addition to Hollywood stars, networking mixers, and exclusive film screenings, the 2017 American Black Film Festival (ABFF) included a host of workshops and tech talks geared toward career development. On Thursday, ASPiRE TV presented a panel at ABFF titled “Technology & The Future of Entertainment,” featuring Dre Barnes, the …read more

Amazon’s Takeover of Whole Foods and the Implications for Black America’s Health

Last week’s news that Amazon acquired luxury grocery store chain Whole Foods rocked the business world. There have been countless articles speculating on Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ new net worth—with some saying he is on track for becoming the richest person in the world. What’s being …read more

Keyshia Cole Officially Joins ‘Love & Hip Hop Hollywood’

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After countless rumors (and even more denials), Keyshia Cole is officially joining the cast of Love & Hip Hop Hollywood season four, which returns to VH1 on July 24.

According to the official press release, “Keyshia Cole prepares for the release of her highly anticipated new …read more

The New Affordable Way to Access Legal Services

Having an attorney is crucial, but who can afford high-priced legal fees? Black Enterprise caught up with James Jones Jr., Esq. and Kristina Jones, the founders of Court Buddy, to understand how everyone can now have access to legal advice through their lawyer on-demand platform.

Black Enterprise: Tell me about …read more

How Seeds of Fortune Creates Economic Empowerment Opportunities for Young Women of Color

As a high school senior, Nitiya Walker, was met with a challenge that many students face—”I have dreams of getting a college education, but I can’t afford it.”

The Seeds of Fortune team (Image: Seeds of Fortune)

“I met a young lady who earned $150,000 in scholarships to Spelman …read more

Amanda Seales on her Candid Conversation with Caitlyn Jenner and Career Success

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By now, many of us have reveled in watching Caitlyn Jenner getting schooled on her privilege by Amanda Seales, a comedian, actress, …read more

Man Arrested And Charged With Heinous Murder Of Muslim Teen

Darwin Martinez Torres has been arrested and charged with the murder of 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen. The 22-year-old Virgina man reportedly attacked the young Muslim teen, who was walking with a group of friends outside the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) Center on Sunday before Hassanen’s body was later found …read more

Are You Protecting the Lifeline of Your Business?

Have you ever given any consideration to the fact that businesses and people are similar? In order for humans to continue breathing, they must have oxygen and blood constantly flowing to the entire body, otherwise there’s a sure chance one could potentially see a flatline. On the other hand, …read more

How You Can Still Apply to College and Attend School This Fall

Do you think it’s too late to attend college this fall? Think again.

Whether you have yet to complete the application process or failed to gain acceptance into a single institution, there are many colleges and universities that still have openings and are currently accepting applications for the upcoming fall semester.

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NYC Pension Funds Aims to Top $12 Billion Invested with Black Asset Management Firms

The New York City Pension Funds is beefing up its diversity activity, including enhancing how the nation’s fourth largest pension fund selects black asset management firms.

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The plan is part of the Diversity Working Group (DWG) that New York Comptroller Scott Stringer has created in his …read more

The Twins Are Here! Beyonce Is A Mother Again Times Two

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The Carter twins are here!

According to reports, Beyonce and Jay Z welcomed their twins into the world earlier this week. Sources tell Showbiz411 and US Weekly, she gave birth Monday or Tuesday of this week.

No word on the sex of the children.

Congratulations to the powerhouse …read more

Janet Jackson Heads To Divorce Court

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Janet Jacskon came face-to-face with her estranged husband for the first time in months as they met up in court.

Divorce proceedings have begun as Janet and Wissam Al Mana went before a judge. TMZ.com reports that they were each spotted separately outside the Royal …read more

Should We Take Online High School Courses Offline?

Years ago, when I was homeschooling my kids, I visited a school near the Poconos. I can’t remember why I was there, but I do remember the children sitting in their uniforms wearing headphones, parked in front of computer terminals.

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It seemed that the students were teaching themselves …read more

Author K. Renee Ward Gets Real About the Most Overlooked Skill Entrepreneurs Need

If you’ve ever asked the question, “What does it take to become a successful entrepreneur?” you might be surprised by how many people agree that soft skills outweigh book smarts. In fact, K. Renee Ward, a marketing entrepreneur wrote Straight Out of Corporate as a guide to not only …read more

Las Vegas Franchisee Rolled the Dice and Won

Had anyone told Bob Daniel that he would have ownership in a franchise brand that did $198 million in revenues in 2016, has 73 locations, and has 7,000 employees on assignment each week, he probably wouldn’t have believed them.

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Overcoming some difficulties early in life Daniel worked hard …read more

5 Beauty Tech Companies Founded by Black Entrepreneurs

In a world dominated by mobile applications, here are some standouts in the beauty industry that were created by black entrepreneurs.

SWIVEL

Swivel allows users to discover and book the best stylists for textured hair in NYC. With this B2C app, you can search top rated hair salons and …read more

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