Johnny Taylor to Leave Thurgood Marshall College Fund

Taylor speaking at this year’s Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit (Image: Ken Jones)

Johnny Taylor, president and CEO of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, is leaving the organization that represents 80% of students who attend historically black colleges. He will assume the role of president and CEO of the Society for …read more

‘For Investors’ Benefit, Companies Must Be More Inclusive,’ Says Rep. Meeks

Every few weeks, my constituents in New York invest large swaths of their paychecks into American companies. New York City employees alone have invested nearly $60 billion of their retirement money into U.S. public companies. These investors are diverse, and include the city’s firefighters, teachers, police officers, and …read more

Blue Ivy Carter Twirls On Her Haters At Dance Recital

Blue Ivy Carter went viral today thanks to leaked footage of her performance in her school’s ballet recital.

TMZ posted footage of Beyoncè and Jay Z’s 5-year-old daughter getting her Misty Copeland on to Earth, Wind & Fire’s “September.”

Sporting braids and a pink tutu, Blue got …read more

Singer Mario’s Mom Dies

Sadly, we must report that Marios mother Shawntia Hardaway has passed away. The singer took to Instagram to announce the news.

“Your soul lives forever beside mine,” Mario captioned. “We love you Shawntia Hardaway. I love you eternally.”

Unfortunately we don’t have any specific details of her death, …read more

Bill Cosby Goes On Trial, His Legacy And Freedom At Stake

Bill Cosby arrives for his sexual assault trial with actress Keshia Knight Pulliam, right, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., Monday, June 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby went on trial Monday on charges he drugged and sexually assaulted a woman more …read more

The Women in Tech Group That’s All About Action

Recently, I became a part of a women in tech group called Sista Circle. Now, I am a part of a lot of tech groups and normally what happens is you get a slew of emails via a list serve, some great, some not so much and that’s about the …read more

Financial Writer and Expert Jennifer Streaks on Smart Money Moves

Financial writer and expert Jennifer Streaks lends her insight into the smartest personal finance moves you can make. For instance, do you know the basic foundations of money management? According to Streaks, it’s budget, savings, credit, and taxes. She touches on them all and offers fantastic tips on how to …read more

A Domestic Queen with International Sales

My bank account was negative, the lights were cut off, and I was laying on the floor wrapped in a blanket, reading Napoleon Hill’s book, “Outwitting the Devil.” That’s when God told me to bake.


This was life for V. Taybron four years ago as she was sitting …read more

Code2040 Is Set to Disrupt and Close The Wealth Gap

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As readers of Black Enterprise know, STEM jobs are the future. Unfortunately, relatively few black students major in STEM.

When I spoke with Chris Norwood—founder and owner of Bay Area Tutoring Association, recognized by the Silicon Valley Organization as Nonprofit of the Year and a 2017 Distinguished Business …read more

Is Halle Berry Pregnant With Her Third Child? [PHOTOS]

Soon to be 51-year-old actress Halle Berry has a lot of people speculating she is pregnant after she showed up to the 16th Annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball with what appears to be a baby bump.

Berry who has a daughter Nahla, 9, and a son Maceo, 3, at even placed her …read more

5 Reasons Why Your Pitch Fell Flat

I recently had the honor of being a business coach at the 2017 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurial Summit. A few smart, young and driven men and women competed to win $10,000 to fund their start-up companies. I sat at a table filled with capital; two bankers, two angel investors, and …read more

Want to Spread the Word About Your Work? Find Your Tribe

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“You can’t do it alone.” This is one of the hardest truths you’ll ever have to accept—especially if you’re looking to build a successful business or rewarding career. Enter the value of a “tribe,” a group of like-minded people who can help spread your work around the world.

Although …read more

Black Tech Entrepreneurship Expands Outside of the U.S.

There is a lot of black tech entrepreneur buzz and innovation happening not just in Silicon Valley’s ecosystem but outside the United States.

There is a ton of noise coming out of the African continent, but what about other largely populated black epicenters? Herein lies the Haiti Tech Summit. This …read more

3 (Non-Creepy) Ways to Follow-up After a Networking Event

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If you’ve ever exchanged contact information at a networking event, then waited too long to follow-up, you’re not alone. A great way to break the ice is to show value.

Ways to Follow Up After Networking

  • Reference the event.
  • Mention something specific that was discussed during your meeting.
  • Add value to the …read more

6 Essential Skills Necessary for Success But Not Taught in School

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If you’re ready for next level success, you’ll have to master a few essential skills you probably didn’t learn in school. Whether you’re an employee or entrepreneur, make a commitment to life-long learning and put yourself in a position to win with the skills below:

  1. Negotiation– Beyond …read more

Gary Vee Holds Fireside Chat with Minority Entrepreneurs [Video]

Recently Gary Vaynerchuk, aka Gary Vee, an American serial entrepreneur, four-time New York Times bestselling author, speaker, and internationally recognized internet personality, sat down with a room full of minority entrepreneurs to drop some gems and figure out where he could help.

Before we jump into the round table discussion that …read more

11 Denzel Washington Characters That Define Business Leadership

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In the book Think and Grow Rich, self-help guru Napoleon Hill defines 11 “Major Attributes of Leadership,” which can translate well into various facets of life. However, these qualities are especially critical when in the pursuit of business success. Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington has portrayed a number of …read more

Student Has Commencement Like No Other—on the Subway

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Ahh, subway delays. They’re a part of life in New York. Thankfully I don’t experience them often, and when I do nothing very important has been at stake.

The worst was an hour-long delay that caused my daughter to miss her bus going back to school. She took a …read more

Obama Responds to Trump’s Decision to Exit the Paris Climate Agreement

On Thursday, President Trump made the announcement that the U.S. would exit the Paris Climate Agreement, a historic deal that was brokered by former President Barack Obama just last year with 189 other countries, in an effort to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that poison our planet. Trump, however, argues …read more

Not So Fast: Serena Says Venus Doesn’t Know Her Baby’s Gender

PARIS (AP) — Serena Williams wants everyone to slow down with all of that “It’s a girl!” talk prompted by sister Venus.

The pregnant tennis star sent out a tweet Thursday to “clarify what Venus said” after the older sibling appeared to accidentally let something slip during a TV interview …read more

How to Get Certified As a Minority-Owned Business

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In 2012, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that there were 8 million minority-owned businesses in the U.S. That’s a huge number of business owners looking for opportunities to achieve the American dream and make it as a successful entrepreneur.

If you own one of those businesses, becoming certified as a …read more

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College Board Partners with CZI to Expand Access to Underserved Students

From left to right: Sal Khan of Khan Academy, Tatiana Thelusma, Valencia Grayson, David Coleman of the College Board, and Matthew Blue

I was thrilled the other day to hear this great news: The College Board is partnering with the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to increase access to personalized resources that will …read more

Beyoncé And Blue Ivy Rock Their Swimsuits On The Gram

Queen Bey looks like she’s ready to pop in a new Instagram post where she and Blue Ivy are rocking some serious swimwear.

Shared on Tuesday, the pic shows Beyoncé and her five-year-old daughter looking absolutely adorable as they celebrate Memorial Day. Bey wore an indigo string bikini in a sheer …read more

BE Study Guide Series: Spotting Trends and Opportunities in Tech [Video]

Using insights gleaned from the BLACK ENTERPRISE Entrepreneurs Summit, the previous segment of our BE Study Guide Series focused on how small businesses can best leverage technology to support their marketing, finance, and press efforts, and ultimately grow as a company and brand.

Now, we will address how small businesses and …read more

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