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LaVar Ball And The Role Of The Black Sports Father

By: The Shadow League

(Image: Courtesy of The Shadow League)   “Back in my heyday, I would kill Michael Jordan one-on-one,’’ said LaVar Ball. And so the saga continues. Ball, father of three highly successful basketball-playing sons. Lonzo, the extraordinary UCLA point guard, was just named the Wayman Tisdale Award winner as college basketball’s...

This Is Harvard’s Next Black Beauty Startup

By: Maryann Reid

Photo Credit: Andrew Fennell When I first received my box of Mented nude lip colors, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Would it be like all the promises I’ve heard from other brands—that “this would be perfect” for my brown skin? At first glance, all the colors looked the same,...

Jordan Peele’s ‘Get Out’ Proves the Need for Diversity in Hollywood

By: Selena Hill

(Image: Wikimedia)   Jordan Peele’s Get Out will make you cringe, scream, and feel incredibly uncomfortable—and apparently, people can’t get enough of it. Since it’s release on February 24, the socially conscious horror flick has raked in over $117 million, as of March 15. This makes Peele the first African...

‘Shots Fired’: The 10-Hour Event Series America Needs Right Now

By: Patrice Tartt

(Image: Photo Courtesy of FOX)   Shots Fired is what America needs and has been waiting for since the untimely and unjustified deaths of African American women, boys, and men across the nation. This show is a 10-hour event mystery, that allows the viewers to take a hard look at...

10 Things You Can Do to Help Prevent Stress in Your Life

By: Cameka Smith

A strange thing happened the other day. It was an extremely busy morning during an extremely busy time at work. I had already taken care of three problem telephone calls, four problem emails, with several more waiting for my attention. I was sitting at my desk trying to decide which...

This ‘Queen Boss’ Reigns in the Beauty Box Biz

By: Gwendolyn Quinn

Dana Hill, an award-winning expert in the beauty industry, is enjoying more well-deserved attention for her latest venture. The founder and CEO of COCOTIQUE, a deluxe beauty box subscription company for women of color, Hill was recently featured on Queen Boss, a reality competition show for female entrepreneurs, which airs...

Anowa Adjah is Changing the Lives of Curvy Women Everywhere

By: Patrice Tartt

Anowa Adjah is a health and fitness coach, motivational speaker, mother of twin boys, influencer, and the CEO of Anowa Adjah Works. She is making major moves, literally and figuratively, when it comes to health and fitness in general, but especially for thousands of curvaceous queens across the world. She...

How the Most Powerful Women in Business Power Down

By: Lisa Fraser

As Black Enterprise highlighted the Most Powerful Women in Business this year, there was a lot of talk about the work that each of these esteemed women do to improve and advance their respective companies. But, we wondered, what are they doing to improve themselves and achieve personal growth when they’re...

The Black Travel Movement Gets Answers From Réal Hamilton-Romeo

By: Kitty Bradshaw

The rolling force of kinetic energy known as the black travel movement is overcoming millennials all over the world. The black community has pumped over 48 million into the travel industry thus far, with no signs of slowing down. Long gone are the days when we relied on the pages...

Beauty Expert Courtney Rashon on the Business of Beauty

By: Selena Hill

(Image: Courtney Rashon)   Beauty is said to be in the eye of the beholder, however, it is also oftentimes determined and defined by cultural trends. In spite of this contradictory conception of beauty itself, the profitability of this lucrative industry is a fact not up for debate. In 2015...

Why Business Travelers Should Use Digital Wallets

By: Black Enterprise

Have you used your digital wallet on a business trip recently? If you have, you’re not alone. A recent survey indicated that over 17 percent of U.S. business travelers had used a digital wallet; a little to our south, over 36 percent of our neighbors in Mexico and Brazil have...

Powerful Quotes From Black Women Bosses on International Women’s Day

By: Lisa Fraser

(Bozoma Saint John, Head of Global Marketing for iTunes & Beats Music and one of Black Enterprise’s “Most Powerful Women in Business.” Photo credit: Apple, Inc.)   This year’s International Women’s Day is a special one. Not only are women being recognized and celebrated for their strengths, which the holiday...

7 Makeup Tips for Entrepreneurs and Executives on the Go

By: Gwendolyn Quinn

Celebrity makeup artist Andrea Fairweather of Fairweather Faces Inc. provides seven tips for the everyday woman on the go. Learn more about her journey as a makeup artist and entrepreneur here. (Photo: Andrea Fairweather)     1. Fairweather Faces Traveling Beauty Kit   For entrepreneurs and women on the go...

The 2017 Kia Niro: An Affordable and Fun Hybrid Vehicle

By: Brian Armstead

For decades, the Korean brand Kia was an enigma in the United States. During its early history, Kia supplied engines and transmissions to Ford for use in U.S. and European models. When I first married, I bought my then wife a 1988 Ford Festiva, a Kia-powered tiny affair that retailed...

More Black Girl Magic is Needed in Beauty Pageants

By: macklinc

Beauty pageants are more than just winning a crown and sash. It is big business, and it provides several lucrative opportunities for the winners and its contestants. Many contestants have found considerable success in various professions, including entertainment (Halle Berry), journalism (Oprah Winfrey), and politics (Erika Harold). As great as...