Entrepreneur Launches Hip Online Platform for Tech-Savvy Women

Unable to find a platform where women in the tech industry can easily connect with each other to identify new projects and opportunities, Jumoke Dada was compelled to fill the gap.

A technologist and social entrepreneur, Dada did so by launching the Tech Women Network.

(Jumoke Dada. Image: Courtesy …read more

Blac Chyna’s Ex Ferrari To Join L & HHA? + Marshawn Lynch Saves Soul Food Eatery

EUR previously reported that Blac Chyna (born Angela Renée White) and her attorney Lisa Bloom sent a letter to rapper Ferrari (a.k.a. Dejanel Carter) earlier this month informing him of both the “civil and criminal implications” for posting or selling naked photos of his ex.

You recall how Ferrari stirred …read more

Time Inc. Plans to Sell Essence Magazine by the End of 2017

Time Inc. announced Monday that it is looking to sell a majority stake in Essence magazine by the end of 2017. Although Time Inc. CEO Rich Battista described Essence as a “core asset” in an interview with The Wall Street Journal, he revealed that the publishing company is looking …read more

Groups To Train Volunteers To Record Police Interactions

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Civil rights groups are planning to train a legion of volunteers on how to record police encounters in minority neighborhoods in hopes that fear of being videoed will deter misconduct like illegal shootings of unarmed men and women.
The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council and …read more

No Foul Play: Burundi Robotics Teens Likely Meant To Vanish

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McLEAN, Va. (AP) — As an international robotics competition in the U.S. capital was wrapping up, the chaperone of the Burundi team was confronting his worst nightmare: He couldn’t find his kids.

He looked in the college dorms where the six teens — ages 16 to 18 — had …read more

Minneapolis Police Chief Resigns After Shooting By Officer

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis police Chief Janee Harteau resigned Friday at the request of the mayor, who said she lost confidence in the chief after last weekend’s fatal police shooting of an unarmed Australian woman who had called 911.

In a statement released Friday, Harteau said: “I’ve decided …read more

Why Some Black-Owned Businesses Fail

In May 2017, I was privileged to be in attendance at Black Enterprise’s Entrepreneurs Summit in Houston, which was three days of amazing discussions and networking. The first session I attended featured Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner; NBA legend and successful entrepreneur Clyde Drexler; and was led by BE CEO …read more

These Free, Daylong Conferences Empower Young Women to Succeed

On Saturday, July 15, Soledad O’Brien and her husband, Brad Raymond, held their seventh annual PowHERful Enrichment Conference in New York City. PowHerful Enrichment Conferences celebrate and extend the reach of the work of their PowHERful Foundation, which equips young women to succeed.

(Soledad O’Brien, center, Image: TAG Media)

The …read more

45 Great Moments in Black Business – No. 36: Essence Sale Continues Debate Over Black Ownership

Over 45 days, Black Enterprise shares 45 milestone events among the nation’s largest black-owned businesses that have had widespread impact on black economic development and American industry across four decades. This is in tribute to the 45th anniversary of Black Enterprise’s iconic BE 100s yearly list of the largest black-owned …read more

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How to Avoid Feeling Overwhelmed as an Entrepreneur

Listen, feeling overwhelmed is an inevitable emotion. In fact, it’s an essential part of your growth and economic development as an entrepreneur. So to get through those days when you feel like you just can’t handle one more thing, preparation is key. The key is to identify your lessons learned …read more

Four Ways to Build a Stronger, More Secure Financial Future

When it comes to making ends meet or enjoying good fortune, many Americans are struggling today, according to a new study from Lincoln Financial Group.

The Radnor, Pennsylvania-based financial services company just released its 2017 Financial Focus: Goals and Reflections of Today’s Consumer study.

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The analysis …read more

Lamar Odom To Pen Tell-All Book

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From a whirlwind failed romance with reality star Khloe Kardashian to a near death experience at a Nevada brothel, the last couple of years of former Laker Lamar Odom’s life has been littered with tragedy.

But it seems the basketball star is prepped to take his …read more

This Week’s Greatest Moments In Our Black Business History Celebration

The BE 100s—Black Enterprise‘s rankings of the nation’s largest businesses—turned 45 this year. As our CEO Earl “Butch” Graves Jr. wrote in his “Executive Memo” column on the mission behind the development of our exclusive roster: “We found that it was equally important to produce an annual barometer …read more

An Extraordinary Celebration of Black Men: What You Need To Know

For more than two decades, the Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge has been the ultimate end-of-summer getaway for top black executives, entrepreneurs, tastemakers, and influencers across every industry, profession, and field of endeavor. However, this year begins a new era for this unique event, which has been reinvented as …read more

O.J. Simpson Legacy Sadly Won’t Include His Savvy as a Businessman and Franchisee

Orenthal James Simpson is making news once again. He is set to be released on parole this October after a 2007 armed robbery conviction in Nevada.

And of course, even more looming than the nine-year bid he just did, is the taint of being suspected as the murderer of …read more

Common Surprises Harlem School With A Visit And A Check

NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar and Grammy winner Common surprised a group of New York students by donating $10,000 to help their teachers buy supplies like calculators and science kits.

The rapper-actor partnered with the nonprofit AdoptAClassroom.org and Burlington Stores to give Renaissance School of the Arts in Harlem the …read more

Check Out Trailers For Will Smith’s ‘Bright’ and Taraji P. Henson’s ‘Proud Mary’

Cookie Lyon ain’t got nothing on Proud Mary.

Sony/Screen Gems has released the first trailer for it action film starring Empire’s Taraji P. Henson’s as a hit woman for a mob family in Boston.

Her life is completely turned around by a young boy whose path she crosses when a professional …read more

O.J.’s Free & The Internet Don’t Know How To Act

On Thursday, Orenthal James “O.J.” Simpson was granted his freedom by a Nevada parole board.

Simpson, 70, has been jailed at the Lovelock Correctional Center stemming from a 2008 robbery where he was found guilty of kidnapping and 10 other charges. Simpson could be released from the facility as …read more

Bye, Siri and ‘HelloAlice’: How Black Women Can Use This New Tech for Business Success

For those who are #TeamiPhone, Siri has probably become your bestie. It gives directions to that next power meeting; finds the perfect meetup spot for a blind date; and even keeps you on point remembering grandma’s 80-something birthday—all prompted by “Hey Siri.” Women entrepreneurs of color may soon be saying, …read more

Naturi Naughton Gives Birth To Healthy Baby Girl

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Welcome to the mommy club! Actress Naturi Naughton has given birth to a healthy baby girl, US Weekly reports.

This is the first child for Naturi and her longtime beau Ben.

“This is the best experience of my life! Myself and Benjamin are so honored …read more

Lawrence from ‘Insecure,’ aka Jay Ellis, Talks Tech

When we left the last season of HBO’s Insecure, the block was hot. Issa cheated on Lawrence, Lawrence had a breakdown and did what he did with Tasha and we were left at the edges of our seats like what in the entire ****?!

Since every other platform has covered that …read more

O.J. Simpson Freed After Eight Years In Prison

LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) — O.J. Simpson will be paroled after serving nine years in prison for a botched bid to retrieve sports memorabilia in Las Vegas.

A Nevada parole board decided Thursday that the 70-year-old former football, TV and movie star will be released in October after serving his minimum …read more

This BE 100s Executive Could Be Up Against Kid Rock for Michigan Senate Seat

John E. James, president of James Group International Inc., (No. 27 on the 2017 Top 100s list), told friends, family, and employees Tuesday that he has formed an exploratory committee to enter the senate race in 2018. The move marks the first formal action by James before officially …read more

Kevin Hart Laughs Off Allegations He Cheated on Pregnant Wife Eniko Parrish

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***Update***

Kevin Hart seemingly responded to rumors he was caught cheating, laughing it off with an Instagram post.

Original story resumes below

The Internet is freaking out over footage of Kevin Hart seemingly cheating on his wife Eniko Parrish.

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Forest Whitaker Joins ‘Empire’

NEW YORK (AP) — The Fox network says Oscar-winning actor Forest Whitaker will guest-star in a multi-episode arc on “Empire” this fall.

Whitaker will play “Uncle Eddie,” a charismatic music mogul who long ago gave an unknown Lucious Lyon (series star Terrence Howard) his first radio airplay. Now, decades later, Eddie …read more

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