Business

MRI Scans Show That Racism and Poverty Are Likely to Alter Black Childrens’ Brain

By: Darryl Robertson

Well, it may be common knowledge for Blacks people, but MRI scans have revealed how the impact of “toxic stress” caused by racism and poverty on Black children’s brains can impact mental health in later life. A study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry found that disparities in eight of 14 brain areas were affected...

Buchi Beverages: Black Owned, Elevated, Ethically Made Elixirs

By: BLACK ENTERPRISE Editors

The beverage industry has a problem. Some of the worst polluters in the industry generate enough waste to cover 33 football fields per day, contain addictive artificial sweeteners, and have been linked to diabetes. Enter Buchi, a beverage brand owned by Fed Up Foods PBC, a Benefit Corporation that embraces...

School Apologizes After Serving Children Chicken and Waffles for Black History Month

By: Darryl Robertson

A New York public school has apologized for serving an “inexcusably insensitive” meal during Black History Month. The incident reportedly took place on Feb. 1 at Nyack Middle School, when students were offered a chicken-and-waffles lunch with a side of watermelon. According WABC, the school’s principal, David Johnson, placed the blame on food-service vendor Aramark, claiming the...

Amy DuBois Barnett Joins Growth Capital Firm Bravo Mondo as Senior Advisor

By: BLACK ENTERPRISE Editors

Bravo Mondo, a newly-formed growth capital firm, founded by former Viacom and AOL exec, Dermot McCormack, is pleased to announce the addition of media industry veteran Amy DuBois Barnett as Senior Advisor. Barnett will advise on all media-related investments as well as develop a pipeline based on her extensive experience...

Drake Suggests That Spotify Should Pay Artists Performance-Based Bonuses

By: Darryl Robertson

Drake wants Spotify to drop a check. The 6 god suggested that musicians should get “bonuses like athletes” when they reach streaming milestones on Spotify. Drizzy’s statement comes after it was reported that he had surpassed 75 billion streams on the Spotify, making him the first artist to achieve such...

Jay-Z, DJ Khaled, Lil Wayne and Others Set to Perform at 2023 Grammys

By: Darryl Robertson

DJ Khaled is bringing an all-star hip-hop cast to the 2023 Grammy Awards. On Feb. 5, Rick Ross, Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Fridayy, and John Legend are set to perform their hard-knocking Grammy-nominated record, “God Did.” “God Did” is up for Song of the Year at the 2023 Grammys. If Khaled and...

‘Michelle Obama: The Light Podcast’ To Debut March 7 on Audible

By: Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

Former First Lady Michelle Obama is returning back to the land of podcasts! Audible and Higher Ground have announced that on March 7 Obama will return for a limited series of episodes based on her latest best-selling book, The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times. Michelle Obama: The Light...

Minority Firms Can Pursue $10,000 Grants at Citizens Bank

By: Jeffrey McKinney

Minority-owned businesses, including Black entrepreneurs, could obtain $10,000 grants from Citizens Bank. The Providence, Rhode Island-based bank is offering funding through its annual Small Business Community Champion Award Contest. Prospective recipients should apply soon: the contest ends at 5 p.m. Eastern Tuesday, February. 7. All told, the grants will provide...