Top House GOP Leader Shot At Congressional Baseball Practice

Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, center, and other members of the Republican Congressional softball team, stand behind police tape of the scene of a multiple shooting in Alexandria, Va., Wednesday, June 14, 2017, where House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La. was shot. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top House …read more

The ‘I Have A Dream’ Foundation Keeps Making Dreams Come True

When I attended the I Have A Dream Foundation’s annual Spirit of the Dream Gala last year, I was so impressed with the organization that it has become one of my favorites. I love that it doesn’t set limits on who can participate in its programs. It works with entire …read more

Paris Holds the Largest Natural Hair Conference in the World

Recently, the Natural Hair Academy in Paris held one of the largest natural hair conferences in the world, boasting over thousands of natural beauties and vendors.

Black Enterprise was there to talk about how to feel comfortable in your own skin, but more importantly, what it takes to be unapologetically black. …read more

New York State Votes to Shorten Common Core Testing Days

It’s been announced that the Common Core exams in New York state will be shortened by two days, making the exams comprise four days of testing instead of six.

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That’s according to News12 Westchester, which says the move will take effect next spring after education officials in …read more

How to Choose a Financial Adviser as New Department of Labor Rule Kicks In

As a new fiduciary rule on financial advice becomes law this month across the U.S., many Americans are leery of trusting advisers’ input on how their money is handled.

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Moreover, those folks often are uninformed that financial advisers perhaps are not always working in their best …read more

An Executive Chef Dishes Out the Secret to Success in the Culinary Business

With the rise of reality TV shows depicting the lives and careers of executive chefs, more African American men are showing an interest in the culinary arts.

I recently toured the MGM National Harbor Hotel and Casino in Maryland and stopped by the TAP Room Sports Bar, which offers …read more

Luke Biopic Coming To A Theater Near You

Lionsgate is in development on The Book Of Luke, a drama about Miami rap group 2 Live Crew and its leader Luther Campbell, whose parody of Roy Orbison’s “Oh Pretty Woman” was the center of a victorious Supreme Court case that paved the way for fair use sampling for …read more

Mother Dies After Getting Cosmetic Surgery In The Dominican Republic

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A case of cosmetic surgery seemingly did not go well for one mother in the Bronx. Janelle Edwards had just underwent a series of procedures in the Dominican Republic and according to the New York Daily News, they could have led to her death.

Edwards …read more

African Tech Conference Makes a Large Splash in Paris

The founders of Afrobytes, Ammin Youssouf and Haweya Mohamed, held their second annual conference at the Medef in Paris this past June 9th and 10th and Black Enterprise was there to witness it all.

Talks ranged from, How to Connect the New African Consumers with Smarter Brands to Making African Fashion …read more

Defense Rests In Cosby Trial, Camille Attends For The First Time

The defense has rested its case in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial after calling just one witness – and it was neither the actor, nor his wife, Camille, who made her first appearance in the courtroom this morning.

The comedian’s lawyers called to the stand only Detective Richard Schaffer, who …read more

Diddy, Beyoncè, Drake In Top 10 Of Forbes Richest Celebs

Forbes has just revealed its Highest Paid Celebrities of 2017 list, and perched on top with a career-high $130 million in the last year is Sean “Diddy” Combs. (Earlier this month, the mogul also landed atop the magazine’s list of Hip-Hop’s Wealthiest Artists of 2017.)

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Black Enterprise Editor Honored With ‘Heroine of Excellence’ Award

BLACK ENTERPRISE Digital Editor Selena Hill was honored as one of several Heroines of Excellence, at the eighth annual Beauty and the Beat award event, last week in New York City.

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Hill was awarded as an up-and-coming millennial making an impact through her …read more

‘Bachelor In Paradise’ Contestant Says She Didn’t Consent To Sexual Contact

Disturbing new details have surfaced regarding DeMario Jackson’s incident with Corinne Olympios that shut down the set of “Bachelor in Paradise.”

According to TMZ, Olympios claims she was too drunk to give consent to Jackson when things got sexual in a swimming pool, and blames producers for allowing cameras …read more

Gold Medalist Simone Manuel Offers Advice on Swimming and Life

Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Simone Manuel is only 20-years-old. However, her history-making win at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games—where she became the first African American swimmer to win an individual Olympic Gold medal—has allowed her to become a voice of expertise when it comes to matters of swimming and, to …read more

Is Your Campus Racially Literate?

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For a startling 15 minutes at the New York Times Higher Ed Leaders Forum, Shaun R. Harper, founder and executive director of the Center for the Study of Race & Equity in Education at the University of Pennsylvania, held many in the audience spellbound—and more than a bit …read more

Transforming Color Into Consciousness

We sat and drank Moroccan tea in the center of her home, an ambiance that appeared as though it was majestically designed for royalty and regaling. I was surrounded by the influence of color, welcoming and expressive, from the collection of African masks on the wall to the chic 20-foot …read more

The 16 Best Black-Hosted, Smart, and Funny Podcasts of 2017

The podcast landscape is currently seeing an uptick in black-hosted and black-curated original podcasts—and we are all here for it.

As more black-hosted podcasts have been hitting the scene, from the ratings and reviews, they’re not going anywhere anytime soon. So now is your chance to catch up on these smart …read more

Showing Women of Color Ways to “Glow Up”

With the launch of OMNoire, a health and wellness platform for women of color, serial entrepreneurs Christina Rice and Amber Forrester are showing women that self-care and success go hand in hand. “We officially launched OMNoire with the goal to encompass all things wellness that includes yoga, meditation, …read more

Getting Hitched or Going Broke? The Cost of a Wedding Is Up 81%

A lot has changed in the wedding industry over the last decade, but one of the biggest differences has to be that the average cost of a wedding has gone from $16,000 to $28,000.

That’s according to a new report marking the 10th anniversary of; The Evolution …read more

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New Edition And Chance The Rapper To Be Honored At BET Awards

Special recognition will be given to New Edition and Chance the Rapper at the upcoming 2017 BET Awards.

On the heels of its well-received New Edition biopic, BET will present its Lifetime Achievement Award to N.E. members Bobby Brown, Michael Bivins, Ralph Tresvant, Ronnie DeVoe, Ricky Bell and Johnny …read more

High School Diploma? I’ll Take an Associate Degree with That!

Solutions to our broken education system in which many students fail to earn even a high school diploma often seem so very out of reach. Yet it may be that answers are not that complicated if only we had the political will to implement them.

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One solution? Early …read more

Is This BE 100s Executive Michigan’s Next Republican Senator?

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John E. James, president of James Group International Inc., (No. 24 on the 2016 BE 100s Industrial/Services Companies list), is looking at running for a U.S. Senate seat in Michigan.

Sources close to James confirmed he is considering entering the race in 2018 after …read more

Nia Long & Larenz Tate Play ‘Love Jones’ Trivia, Share Memories In Honor Of 20th Anniversary

Can you believe it has been 20 years since the release of the classic film Love Jones? (WOW!)

In celebration of one of Sybil’s (and plenty of other people too) favorite films, we honored the timeless love story with the movie’s stars Nia Long, Larenz Tate and Bill Bellamy!

Check out the …read more

Michelle Obama Takes Part in Fireside Chat at Apple’s WWDC Event

Patently Apple reports that Michelle Obama was part of a fireside chat with Apple’s Vice President of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives Lisa Jackson at Apple’s annual World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC).

Apple CEO Tim Cook introduced Obama to the stage. According to Patently Apple:

Their hour-long discussion touched on …read more

How a Mompreneur Started Instagram’s Hottest Dance Fitness Class [VIDEO]

Google “Beyoncé dance class NYC” and you’ll come up with not one but a handful of fitness classes offering workouts based on the songs and choreography of the trendsetting pop diva.


Google “Beyoncé dance class NYC” and you’ll come up with not one but a handful of fitness …read more

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