Education

Omarosa Opens Up About ‘Lack of diversity’ in the White House

By: Selena Hill

Following her resignation from the Trump administration this week, Omarosa Manigault Newman made an appearance on ABC’s Nightline where she admitted to being uncomfortable with “the lack of diversity” in the White House. She also insisted that President Donald Trump “is not a racist.” The former reality star-turned-White-House-official resigned Tuesday after...

Debra Lee Steps Down as President of BET

By: Selena Hill

Starting Jan. 1, Debra L. Lee will no longer oversee daily operations at Black Entertainment Television (BET). The network announced Thursday that she is stepping down as president and that Scott M. Mills has been tapped to take her place. Lee, however, will continue to serve as chairman and CEO...

This Power Woman Dentist Is Changing the World—One Smile at a Time

By: Janell Hazelwood

Dr. Karen Fields-Lever, a Spelman College and Howard University College of Dentistry graduate, is in love. It turns out mixing business with pleasure has helped her find career fulfillment. But it’s not the type of love affair one might think. She has combined a love for her community with doing...

Omarosa to Step Down From Trump’s White House

By: Selena Hill

Former reality star-turned-White-House-official Omarosa Manigault Newman resigned Tuesday after nearly a year of working under the Trump administration. She was appointed as the director of communications for the White House Office of Public Liaison in January, where she was responsible for leading outreach efforts to various interest groups to gain...

Alabama’s African American Voters Say No Moore

By: Samara Lynn

African American voters showed up in massive numbers at the voting booth on Tuesday, helping Democrat Doug Jones defeat Republican Roy Moore for the U.S. Senate seat. According to exit polls by The Washington Post—African Americans voted almost unanimously for Jones. The Democrat received 96% of the black vote. Jones was...

Change Catalyst Co-Founder Talks Depression and Imposter Syndrome

By: Sequoia Blodgett

The pressure of Silicon Valley can be extremely heavy but, when you add depression, imposter syndrome, and introversion to that equation, an entirely new emotional cocktail is created. Recently co-founder of Change Catalyst, Wayne Sutton, most notably known for its Tech Inclusion Conference, wrote a post on Medium as to how...

Nike to Honor Serena Williams With Her Own Building

By: Selena Hill

Tennis star and new mommy Serena Williams will get a new building named after her, Nike announced last week. In a press release, Nike revealed its plans to erect four new buildings in 2019 in its Beaverton, Oregon, campus development plans. Williams, who’s earned an impressive 23 Grand Slam titles along with countless...

5 Things You Should Leave Behind in 2017

By: Kandia Johnson

Considering 2018 is at our doorstep, it’s the perfect time for a mental and physical detox before the New Year. Here are a few thoughts and behaviors you should ditch in 2017:   Stop sharing the hashtag #RelationshipGoals aka social media and the comparison trap   Social media captures one second...

How Roland Martin Made Black Media Matter

By: Alfred Edmond, Jr.

In a move that shocked many in the urban media industry, TV One abruptly ended its News One TV show hosted by Roland Martin, reports The Daily News. Martin confirmed the news in a Facebook post: Fam, the sad news is true. The staff of @tvonetv #NewsOneNow was informed this...

These Are the Three Things Gen Z Wants in a Workplace

By: Alisa Gumbs

This summer, for the first time, the majority of those graduating from school and becoming part of the workforce are part of Generation Z. And now they’re speaking up about what they want in the workplace. A new study from Door of Clubs, a campus recruiter used by CVS, Bank...

Discover BLACK ENTERPRISE’s 300 Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America

By: Derek T. Dingle

They’re among the most transformative business leaders on the planet. Ann-Marie Campbell, EVP, U.S. Stores for The Home Depot, runs a mammoth retail operation, contributing to $95 billion in 2016 annual revenues and management of roughly 400,000 employees. David Huntley, AT&T’s senior executive vice president and chief compliance officer handles,...