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Meet the 2017 BE Modern Men: Week 2

By: Alisa Gumbs

Did you miss any of our second week of BE Modern Men for 2017?  This year’s 100 Men of Distinction continue to inspire with their stories, this time sharing the best advice they’ve ever received. Our second set of 10 honorees kicks off with political pollster Cornell Belcher and also includes men...

Black Men XCEL: Rae Holliday Inspires BE Researcher to Pursue Her Dreams

By: Alisa Gumbs

In recognition of our very first Black Men XCEL Summit, celebrating the best of black male achievement, the Black Enterprise staff is sharing their stories of the men who’ve had an extraordinary impact on their own lives… Freelance Researcher Tiamari Whitted   Who is the man in your life who’s...

7 Healing Charlottesville Tweets From Business and Political Leaders

By: Samara Lynn

Many remain stunned at the display of hate, racial intolerance, and a brutal act of violence that held the Virginia city of Charlottesville under siege this past weekend. (Image: Twitter/@jxsonturner)   People are flocking to social media seeking some sort of answers as to why racism still continues to plague American...

Diallo Riddle Talks ‘Silicon Valley’ and New Show ‘Marlon’

By: Sequoia Blodgett

Diallo Riddle has had a very extensive career getting his start on shows like Chocolate News on Comedy Central and writing from 2008–2012 on the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.  Black Enterprise recently caught up with Riddle to discuss his reoccurring role on HBO’s Silicon Valley, where he played Paul the attorney...

G League President Malcolm Turner Talks League Growth and Partnerships

By: Samara Lynn

Last week, The Shadow League had the opportunity to speak with NBA G League President Malcolm Turner about all of the big things in store for the rapidly developing league, including Gatorade’s partnership, the growth in the number of teams, the relationship with the NBA, and global expansion. (Malcolm Turner,...

‘Detroit’ Tells A Gruesome, Horrifying Story That Must Be Seen

By: Selena Hill

Detroit is a powerful film that uncovers a series of events that led to the killing of three unarmed, black teenage boys by white police officers. The movie is set during the 1967 Detroit riots, where outraged communities destroyed public and private property in protest against unjust social and economic conditions...

Blackballing of Kaepernick May End My 50-Year Love Affair With the NFL

By: Alfred Edmond, Jr.

Anybody who knows anything about professional football knows that it makes no sense for free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick to be unemployed by the National Football League. For me, it’s personal; his being blackballed by league owners may end my 50-year love affair with the sport, at least on the...

The Unexpected Activity That Should Be On Your Miami Itinerary

By: Kandia Johnson

Miami is an art lover’s playground where you can you can explore the diverse societies that make up the African diaspora: African American, Caribbean, Latin American, and African cultures. So if you want to take in some art while exploring the diverse neighborhoods that make up Miami, check out a few...

5 Reasons to Escape the Everyday Grind and Book a Room At This Nepal Hotel

By: Aniesia Williams

A visit to Nepal, India, is made extra special when you stay at the Taj Hotel’s Meghauli Serai. Located inside Chitwan National Park, which is well known for its wildlife viewing, Meghauli Serai offers guests the experience of a real exotic animal encounter right outside their door. Room/suite prices range...

Young Black Men Excel: In the Foreign Service of the U.S. State Department

By: Robin White Goode

On Labor Day weekend Black Enterprise will be holding its first ever Black Men XCEL Summit, a “combination of empowerment, inspiration, networking, and entertainment” that celebrates the leadership and excellence of black men. Leading up to the event I thought it would be fun to profile young black men who...

Danny Green Is Proof That The NBA G League Is The Highway To Heaven

By: The Shadow League

Spurs sharp-shooter Danny Green is from Long Island, so in the offseason it’s not odd to see him at various places around New York city, signing autographs and taking pictures with fans. Green made an appearance on Wednesday at Manhattan’s NBA 5th Avenue Store, which also hosted former G-League players Chasson Randle...

Tony Robbins’ Unleash the Power Within: My Experience

By: Darcel J. Church

After spending three-and-a-half days at Tony Robbins’ Unleash the Power Within seminar in Newark, New Jersey’s Prudential Center, I am energized by the desire to release the untapped potential within myself and the enthusiasm I felt from my fellow attendees. “Clarity is Power,” said Robbins, as he worked the crowd...

The Slave Behind Jack Daniel’s Whiskey Recipe to Receive New Honor

By: Selena Hill

The slave who helped craft Jack Daniel’s, the most successful American whiskey of all time, is finally getting his due recognition. (Image: Pixabay)   Although Jasper Newton “Jack” Daniel is credited with inventing Jack Daniel’s in the 19th century, the company revealed last year that Daniel learned the trade of whiskey...