Business

Coach Dee Marshall Shows How to Network Your Way to Success

By: Alisa Gumbs

Dee C. Marshall         Are you an entrepreneur looking to gain new business? Or a professional striving to climb the proverbial ladder? Dee C. Marshall has some proven strategies that can help you network your way to success. The founder of Raise the Bar L.L.C., Marshall is a speaker,...

Why You Need This Kind of Attorney to Succeed in Business

By: Stephen L. Ball

Before I start, I’ll admit what you probably guessed from the subheading—yes, I’m a government affairs attorney and I’m writing this piece, in part, as a plug for my profession. Why’s that? Well, in the pantheon of lawyers, we government affairs folks are often overlooked. Litigators garner attention from their...

Robin Givens and Ashleigh Murray Open Up About Starring on ‘Riverdale’

By: Aniesia Williams

Published since the 1940s, the primary setting featured in Archie Comics is the fictional town of Riverdale; the home of protagonist Archie Andrews—a charismatic teenage redhead caught in a perpetual love triangle with his two best female confidants—and his friends. However, on Riverdale, the CW’s new TV drama based on Archie Comics, the...

Trump Administration Sees Recreational Marijuana Users as Addicts and Criminals

By: Carolyn M. Brown

The White House’s controversial decision to rescind federal protections barring schools from discriminating against transgender students was a matter of states’ rights. However, when it comes to states that have legalized recreational marijuana, the federal government wants to crack down on them, regardless of states’ rights. White House Press Secretary...

Google Doubles Commitment to Racial Justice with $11.5 Million Funding

By: Samara Lynn

Google.org, the charitable arm of Google, just announced it will provide $11.5 million in new funding to 10 racial justice organizations. Justin Steele, principal at Google.org, explained the reasons for the influx of dollars to this cause, in a personal narrative on Google.org’s blog: I’m the grandson of a Port...

In Case You Missed It: Celebrating Black History

By: Selena Hill

This year throughout Black History Month, Black Enterprise published a number of articles celebrating our culture and the American heroes who often go unacknowledged in school textbooks. Here’s a roundup of some of the Back History stories we published:   The Slave Behind the Jack Daniel’s Recipe   A black...

All Students Need Social-Emotional Skills Training

By: Robin White Goode

It’s been reported that the Sesame Workshop will provide a social-emotional skill development program to refugee children, to help them “navigate the complex social and emotional effects of trauma and displacement.” That’s great news. But the truth is, all children need social-emotional skills training. “Every student has experienced trauma,” says...

This Week in Tech Racism: February 24, 2017

By: Samara Lynn

In this week’s edition: An ugly hate crime and murder of an engineer reflects the roiling political climate; angry white people boycott Netflix; extending black history month; plus more. White Man Kills Brown-Skinned Engineer in Alleged Hate Crime The Daily Beast reports that a white Kansas man shot two Indian-American...

Ask Sheree: How to Manage an Overload of Work

By: Sheree Franklin-Hill

Dear Sheree, I am an IT consultant, who has been on a volunteer committee for about two years. Recently, I put all my of my networking contacts and resources in play, to ensure the success of an event we held. Instead of feeling extremely happy for our record attendance, I...

Black History Month: Inventions Made by Black Slaves Denied Patents

By: Samara Lynn

(Image: eachoneteachone.org.uk)   Shontavia Johnson, a lawyer and professor of Intellectual Property Law at Drake University, wrote an eye-opening piece on the history of African American slaves being denied (or having outright stolen), patents for their inventions. Johnson writes, “One group of prolific innovators, however, has been largely ignored by...

Actor, Writer Daniel Beaty Brings ‘Chapter and Verse’ to the Screen

By: Gwendolyn Quinn

(Image: Daniel Beaty in Chapter and Verse)   Actor, writer, singer, and activist Daniel Beaty is living a dream. After 15 successful years of  critically-acclaimed theater productions—including Through the Night, Emergency, Mr. Joy, Breath & Imagination—his outstanding portrayal of Paul Robeson in The Tallest Tree in the Forest, and the...

Ask BE: Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson Talks Sports And Branding

By: Selena Hill

Just days after covering NBA All-star Weekend in New Orleans, sports and entertainment journalist Brandon “Scoop B” Robinson stopped by Black Enterprise to discuss his career and passion for sports. He also shared a few golden nuggets about podcasting, and branding yourself in the digital age. Here are three gems that...

Black Boys Build Businesses in the Age of Trump

By: Jared Brown

White boys are three times more likely than black boys to be reading at or above grade level in fourth grade, according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation.    The Boys Institute (TBI), housed at DC Scholars Stanton Elementary School in Southeast Washington, D.C,  is an initiative of the DC...

Meeting the Needs of Sex and Gender Minority Youth

By: Carolyn M. Brown

The Trump administration recently rescinded important guidelines about treating transgender students at public schools fairly. Less than a year ago, President Obama’s administration sent guidance to all public schools recommending that trans youth be treated equally under Title IX—this included allowing them to use the bathroom that matches their gender...

3 Steps to Being Prepared for Almost Any Business Crisis

By: Black Enterprise

None of us like the idea that a business crisis could be in the offing. However, at some point, you will be on the verge of disaster with your business. This isn’t necessarily the end of the world. If you are prepared ahead of time, you are more likely to...