Business

Disastrous Trump Budget Could Deter Future Violas

By: Robin White Goode

  (Image: ViolaDavis.net)   The Oscar-winning actress Viola Davis grew up in abject poverty, but thanks to federal programs like Upward Bound, which prepares underserved students for post-secondary success, Davis went to Rhode Island College on a full scholarship, People magazine reports. She earned a B.A. in theater, and the...

Top 3 Social Media Small Business Mistakes

By: Sherron Washington

(Image: iStock/monkeybusinessimages)   Social media is a breeding ground for poor marketing because of its dynamic and sometimes unstable environment. Rules are rarely well-defined and they’re often subject to change, making it very challenging for users to determine what habits may or may not be appropriate. While there is no...

3 Facts I Learned About Harvard’s Black Graduation Ceremony

By: Robin White Goode

When I first heard about the black graduation ceremony at Harvard, I was opposed to the idea. Why are the students segregating themselves? Why can’t they join the rest of the students in the regular graduation? But I thought I would check with my cousin Barry, who graduated from Harvard...

Event Program Coordinator

By: Black Enterprise

The Event Program Coordinator is an integral member of the Events Department and assists with all aspects of program development and speaker management. This role is primarily responsible for developing, implementing, and executing all of the company’s events program agendas. This position will report directly to the VP, Event Operations...

Administrative Coordinator – Events Department

By: Black Enterprise

GENERAL Responsible to the Vice President/Director of Operations – BLACK ENTERPRISE Events. Provide administrative and clerical support to the Event Managers and Coordinators, as directed. Maintain thorough and ongoing knowledge of all stages of individual programs, products and projects. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES Perform administrative functions including, but not limited to, typing...

Serena Williams Says Sleep is Her Secret Weapon

By: Chanel Martin

(Image: Instagram/serenawilliams)   For most aspiring women, there’s a time to be young, there’s a time to grow your career, and then there’s a time for motherhood. For Serena Williams, quality sleep is key if you want to meet or exceed all the expectations that come with being a female...

Your High School Grad Not Ready for College? Have Them Do This

By: BlackEnterprise.com

(Image: iStock/pixdeluxe)   Not everyone is ready for college directly after high school. College requires an investment of time, energy, focus, and money that not every high school graduate is ready to commit. Below are five alternatives to going straight to a four-year college: 1. Take Time to Refocus and...

Surprise, Surprise Women Investors Are Outperforming Men

By: Alisa Gumbs

If you thought men had a leg up on investing, you’d have been wrong. Turns out women investors are actually edging them out with a slightly higher rate of return. That news comes out of a Fidelity Investments survey that also shows women investors consistently save more of their paychecks...

Figure Skating in Harlem Focuses on Education and Gets Results

By: Robin White Goode

Figure Skating in Harlem is in its 20th year of teaching girls from age 6 to 18 not just about figure skating but also the power of education, as well as confidence and leadership. “The educational component is just as important as the skating and performance side,” Founder Sharon Cohen...

Red Bull May Give You More Than Just Wings

By: nursealice

(Image: By Pia von Lützau [GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons)   Are Energy Drinks Dangerous?   According to a study from the Journal of the American Heart Association, the surge from energy drinks can cause unhealthy changes in your heart rhythm and blood pressure that don’t occur with other caffeinated beverages....

4 Ways to Escape the Rental Trap

By: Black Enterprise

After living as renters for the first seven years of their marriage, Geoff and Kristi decided it was time to purchase their first house. They decided to pass on making a purchase earlier in their lives for reasons ranging from unstable job security to high mortgage rates. Whether justified or...

The New Resume: 7 Must-Haves for Every Media Kit

By: Cameka Smith

(Image: Shutterstock)   Media kits are a great way to highlight your successes in a professional and informative manner. While they are commonly used to aid in media pitches, secure sponsorship for events, or even highlight year-end wins, media kits can also be a great tool to help secure employment,...

Harvard Student Submits Rap Album as Senior Thesis, Earns Honors

By: Selena Hill

(Image: Twitter)   Rather than writing a traditional thesis paper, 20-year-old Obasi Shaw became the first student at Harvard University to submit a rap album as a senior thesis in the English Department. As a result, his creativity and lyricism earned him an A-minus and ensured that he will graduate...

Digital Gold: The ABCs of Bitcoin

By: Samara Lynn

(Image: Wikimedia)   “People liken it to digital gold,” says Edwardo Jackson, an author, entrepreneur, and authority on bitcoins. The “it” that Jackson is referring to is a bitcoin—an encrypted digital currency and infrastructure. Jackson and other growing voices are convinced that bitcoins are not only the finances of the...

This Detroit Entrepreneur Is Tapping into This $47 Billion Market

By: Jeffrey McKinney

Moses Shepherd (Image courtesy of Moses Sheperd)   After researching the nation’s oil and gas industry, Moses Shepherd unearthed some compelling information: There are a scant number of minority suppliers operating in the $47 billion market. Hoping to seize upon a vast opportunity to compete in a business without many such rivals, Shepherd...

Research Says After-School Programs Foster Interest in STEM

By: BlackEnterprise.com

After-school programs can help students develop an interest in science, technology, engineering, or math. If children haven’t developed an interest in those fields by the time they leave middle school, then it’s unlikely to happen. After-school programs can help expose students to more than they see in the regular school...

Femology Co-working Space Plans to Help Women-Owned Businesses Thrive

By: Kandia Johnson

Meagan Ward (Image: creativelyflawless.com)   When Meagan Ward, founder and CEO of Creatively Flawless, met client-turned-business-partner Ashleigh Brock they immediately bonded over the need for a physical space to connect and support other women in business. Next thing you know, Femology was born. Femology is a membership-based co-working space expected...