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Beauty Entrepreneur turned $100 into a Fully-Fledged Business [Video]

By: Sequoia Blodgett

Model and beauty entrepreneur Tatiana Elizabeth Price created skinBUTTR out of the comfort of her home. Coming to the conclusion that she wasn’t the only person dealing with skin issues, she leaped into action and turned her passion into a business. After investing $100 into a Shopify account, she created a...

Michelle Obama’s ‘Becoming’ Is Already Making Book History

By: Selena Hill

For more than a decade now, we’ve watched Michelle Obama grow, stretch, and transform, becoming who she is today. Black women, in particular, have observed her with great interest and great love. We have prayed for, cried for, and consistently rooted for her as she evolved from a deeply reluctant...

Study: Black Millennials Are More Religious Than Their Millennial Peers

By: Jeffrey McKinney

When it comes to religion, black millennials emerge above their peers in this generation. In fact, based on several benchmarks, African American millennials are appreciably more religious than others in their age group, a new Pew Research Center analysis reveals. In recent years, a number of Pew Research Center surveys...

Black Girl Travel Movement Takes Black Women Abroad to Heal

By: Sequoia Blodgett

Black Girl Travel Movement was created as a Facebook group to serve black women looking to go aboard, and quickly turned into a full-fledged business. The group was started in 2014, and has amassed a total of 22,476 members. “I wanted to empower women to connect and explore the healing...

Lexus Targets Younger, Urban Drivers with All-New 2019 UX

By: Selena Hill

Lexus is expanding the idea of luxury to attract a younger demographic of drivers. The new 2019 UX is a compact crossover SUV built for motorists in their late 30’s to early 40’s who don’t want to trade in their urbane lifestyles for the suburbs or pay premium gas prices...

Republicans: We’re Committed to Using Black Business Vendors at 2020 RNC Convention

By: Jeffrey McKinney

Annual political party conventions — whether for Republicans or Democrats — can be lucrative. That is why the stakes are potentially high for black-owned small businesses selected as vendors for the next Republican National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. Some local officials are hoping the 2020 RNC convention will bring an economic...

Wu-Tang Launches Lipstick Line And Announces Nov. 9 is ‘Wu-Tang Clan Day’

By: Selena Hill

After creating the “cash rules everything around me” mantra, multiple classic hip-hop albums, and a blueprint for turning gritty street rap into mainstream success, the Wu-Tang Clan is giving the world lipstick. The legendary rap group teamed up with Milk Makeup to launch their own lipstick line. The limited-edition collection is...

25 Ways Sessions and His DOJ Terrorized Communities of Color: Report

By: Selena Hill

Civil rights leaders opposed Jeff Sessions’ appointment as U.S. Attorney General from the moment he was nominated by President Donald Trump last year for several glaring reasons. The former Alabama senator has a problematic history of using racist language, suppressing the votes of black and brown people, and has even...

Black Restaurant Weeks to Support

By: Roland Michel

Black Restaurant Weeks happen all throughout the year in different cities all across the U.S. for the last 25 years. A restaurant week provides the opportunity to experience cultural diversity and try new food while at the same time stimulating local economies and promoting awareness of minority-owned businesses. Not only...

Influencers Help Change the World’s View of Haiti

By: Selena Hill

Wanda Tima didn’t feel proud of her Haitian heritage as a child. “I grew up always hearing nothing but bad things about Haiti,” she told Black Enterprise. Born to Haitian parents in Turks and Caicos, the 35-year-old entrepreneur moved to a community in South Florida in the early 90’s where...

Black Millennial Voters: The Future of Education Is On The Ballot This Year

By: Kandia Johnson

Cathy Cohen is the principal investigator and founder of Gen Forward Survey—a nationally representative survey of over 1750 young adults ages 18-34. The survey, which is conducted bi-monthly, pays special attention to how race and ethnicity shape how respondents experience and think about the world. “The research from the GenForward...

Facebook Makes It Easier Than Ever For You to Vote

By: Sequoia Blodgett

Over the past couple of years, Facebook has been instrumental in making it easier for users to prepare for Election Day. They’ve done this by supporting voter registration drives in both the primaries and general election through the nonpartisan TurboVote Challenge. This year is no different. They’ve added feature sets that let...

Midterms 2018: Will Black Voters Put Trump in Check?

By: Derek T. Dingle

For anybody here who has an ancestor who didn’t have the right to vote and you are choosing not to vote…you are dishonoring your family. You are disrespecting and disregarding their legacy, their suffering, and their dreams. … —Oprah Winfrey That powerful message represented the call to action delivered by one...

Remy Ma On Why She Advocates for Felon Voting Rights

By: Lydia Blanco

Rapper Remy Ma knows firsthand what it is to have the right to vote, lose it due to incarceration, and regain the privilege after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo restored voting rights to felons on parole. In August 2014, Remy Ma was released from prison after serving six years. Now...