Business

4 Quick Money Tips for Black Women Transitioning into Entrepreneurship

By: Janell Hazelwood

A recent survey found that though many black women are confident and have dreams of entrepreneurship, they are not so confident when it comes to financial planning. Northwestern Mutual, a leading financial services company, asked women about finances, 48% consider themselves confident, and more than one-third of women attribute this to...

Zuhuri Beauty Targets Women’s Health with Natural Beauty Box Subscription

By: Sequoia Blodgett

Women’s health has become an increasingly large conversation over the past couple of years. With all of the chemicals that our food possesses and the nutrients that our bodies are lacking, we are suffering from uterine fibroids, extreme weight gain, and the onset of early aging. Black Enterprise caught up with EnJunaya...

‘BE THE CODE’ PODCAST: Using Tech to Design Luxury Menswear

By: Sequoia Blodgett

“BE The Code” is Black Enterprise’s new podcast spotlighting the most influential and innovative blacks in technology, from celebrities to financiers, and how they are reshaping the industry with their unique perspectives. This podcast is hosted by Sequoia Blodgett, a millennial entrepreneur and former cast member of the 2015 ABC Family...

Include Microsoft STEM Camps in Your Summer Plans

By: Robin White Goode

This week, I had the pleasure of visiting the Microsoft Store in New York City—but believe me, I wasn’t the only one. A tribe of high school-age boys was also in the store, sampling Microsoft’s games and other high-tech goodies. But you don’t have to be a high schooler to...

Creating Opportunity, One Internship at a Time

By: Robin White Goode

To get a full-time job in tech, it really helps to have had an internship. Just today my son interviewed for a technology position, and part of the screening process involved his collaborating with a team on a project. “Teamwork skills” may have been on his résumé, but he had...

Four Tips to Increase Your Credit Score From a Credit Expert

By: Sequoia Blodgett

Credit is nothing to play with. It can work in your favor or completely work against you. Black Enterprise caught up with founder Christia’n Annice of eMillions+, a credit repair agency, who gave us four tips on how to increase your credit score. (Image: Credit Karma)   1. Pay your bills on time. Delinquent...

The People Who Argue Against Education Have All Been Educated

By: Robin White Goode

There’s some discussion about whether or not college—even all of education—is worth it. The only problem is, the people insisting that it isn’t have all been educated! And most of them send their kids to school (It is the law, after all). They fail to see the irony that it is...

Why Now Is the Time to Get Ready for 2019 Goals

By: Shakira M. Brown

There is no doubt that you kicked off 2018 with a set of specific goals to accomplish by Dec. 31. Short-term goals, those that you want to achieve this year, are very important to outline. But what about what you want long-term? Now is the time to get ready for...

Morgan State, Wharton School Announce First-of-its-Kind Collaboration

By: Robin White Goode

The Morgan State University Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management and The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania have announced a collaboration that focuses on faculty and student academic programming. According to a statement announcing the new relationship, the collaboration represents the first time The Wharton School...

The Re-segregated South: K-12 Integration Is Losing Ground

By: Robin White Goode

A few months ago, I attended a book signing at which the authors of the book, The Guide for White Women Who Teach Black Boys, spoke to an audience of parents, teachers, and school administrators. At the event, I chatted with a British administrator of a New York City private...

‘BE THE CODE’ PODCAST: He’s Empowering Children through Play

By: Sequoia Blodgett

“BE The Code” is Black Enterprise’s new podcast spotlighting the most influential and innovative blacks in technology, from celebrities to financiers, and how they are reshaping the industry with their unique perspectives. This podcast is hosted by Sequoia Blodgett, a millennial entrepreneur and former cast member of the 2015 ABC Family...

11 Top African American Cannabis Entrepreneurs You Should Know

By: Sirita Wright

Some of these names will not be surprising. But each one should enlighten and encourage you to expand your mind about the possibilities within the booming cannabis industry. You and your family, especially if you’re African American, now have a shot at the proposed $44 billion coming to the cannabis...

Black Woman Loses Job Over Dreadlocks, Petitions Supreme Court

By: Selena Hill

An African American woman who was denied a job after she refused to cut her dreadlocks is trying to take her case to the U.S. Supreme Court. The Case Chastity Jones was offered a job at Catastrophe Management Solutions (CMS), an Alabama-based claim processing company, in 2010. CMS’ HR manager...

7 Health Benefits of Cannabis for African Americans

By: Sirita Wright

Is cannabis really medicine? More than 20 states have legalized medicinal marijuana and three states plus the District of Columbia have legalized cannabis for medicinal and recreational use. Recently, Congress approved legislation that would allow veterans access to the herb for medicinal purposes. With more states making marijuana legal, and the...