TED@IBM TALK TO FEATURE SEVERAL PROMINENT BLACK SCIENTISTS

TED@IBM 2015: Necessity & Invention beckoned hundreds to San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Gardens. Attendees convened with a focused yet feverish excitement, securing seats before hosts Jose Gomez-Marquez, principal medical device designer at the Little Devices lab at MIT, and Dr. Jedidah Isler, an effervescent and engaging TED Fellow, who made history last year as the […]

SOME OF THE BEST PLACES TO LIVE WHEN WORKING ABROAD

Recently, HSBC released its Expat Explorer: Balancing Life Abroad survey, which looks at the finances, career progression, and cultural experiences of over 20,000 expats across the world. [Related: Young Black Globetrotters Plan Volunteer Trip to Nepal] Whether you’re a serial expat or first-timer, the Balancing Life Abroad report includes helpful insights into why people choose to move abroad […]

UNCF HAS A $50 MILLION INITIATIVE TO GET STUDENTS PREPARED FOR 21ST CENTURY JOBS

Lilly Endowment has committed $50 million to the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) to help the nonprofit launch the UNCF Career Pathways Initiative. Through this initiative, UNCF will award competitive grants to four-year historically black colleges and universities and predominantly black institutions (PBI) to help their students acquire the knowledge, preparation, insight, and skills needed […]

STAR JONES TALKS ABOUT HER BIGGEST FINANCIAL MISTAKE THAT ENDED UP BEING HER GREATEST LEARNING LESSON

By the time Star Jones graduated from law school at the University of Houston Law Center in 1986, she had $75,000 in student loan debt and all her credit cards were maxed out. “When I was in college, they were giving out all of those free credit card offers. It was like they were giving […]

AT&T SET TO SPONSOR BLACK STEM STUDENTS AT THE TECHCONNEXT SUMMIT IN SILICON VALLEY

Stepping up to the plate amidst the ongoing debate about the lack of diversity at tech companies, AT&T is bringing a group of students from Howard University and Hampton Univeristy to Silicon Valley to attend The TechConneXt Summit, Black Enterprise’s first annual tech conference. Taking place October 12-13 at the Hyatt Regency, Santa Clara, California, […]

STEPHON MARBURY BLASTS MICHAEL JORDAN FOR THE EFFECT THAT HIS SHOES ARE HAVING ON THE BLACK COMMUNITY

The hefty price tag for Air Jordan sneakers and the fatal consequences for kids enamored with the footwear have struck a nerve with Stephon Marbury. The former New York Knick took to social media to blast Michael Jordan for the violence he has ensued over the highly sought after kicks. Labeling Michael Jordan, an NBA […]

JEREMIAH WRIGHT IS STILL CARRYING A GRUDGE AGAINST PRESIDENT OBAMA

Years after the Rev. Jeremiah Wright made waves with saying “G**damn America!” the controversial pastor appears to still carry a grudge against President Barack Obama. According to The Atlantic, Wright didn’t call out the commander-in-chief by name while speaking at the United Church of Chapel Hill on Saturday morning (Oct. 3), but it was obvious […]

JAMES BELL TO BE NAMED AS THE FIRST BLACK MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR APPLE

For the past three years, Black Enterprise has intensified the conversation around boardroom diversity with the release of its annual Registry of Corporate Directors list, which calls out the S&P 250 companies without at least one sitting African American on their board. While our research over the years shows that progress has been made, with […]

6 THINGS THAT YOU SHOULD ASK BEFORE COMMITTING TO A BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP

At some point you may consider getting a business partner or co-founder. But partnering doesn’t make good business sense if you simply like the other person. Maybe you want someone whose talents and skills compliments yours, or you want to broaden your market and client base. Many entrepreneurs join forces with a partner in order to defray […]

NANCY V. BROWN GOES FROM TEEN MOM TO HARVARD TO CELEBRITY HAIR STYLIST

Today, Nancy V. Brown, entrepreneur, hair stylist and mother of four, has a salon on Boston’s posh Newbury Street and has plans to travel the world to share her diverse skill set. But her journey has been anything but easy or straightforward. After giving birth as a teen and dropping out of school, Brown discovered […]

MILLENNIAL WOMEN MUST START SAVING AND PREPARING FOR RETIREMENT

A recent study by Ameriprise Financial shows that millennial women are likely to feel stretched financially and are the most likely to have difficulty balancing the need to spend time managing money with other responsibilities. Here is part three of the conversation BlackEnterprise.com had with Suzanna de Baca, vice president of wealth strategies at Ameriprise […]

FASHIONPRENEUR ARIANA PIERCE GIVES TIPS FOR UP AND COMING ENTREPRENEURS

If you’ve ever wondered what it means to create your own path to success, meet Ariana Pierce, author and CEO of Superstar Nail Lacquer and Style and Shoppe Accessories. At just 13 years old, she launched her first business with the help of her parents, but at 17 years old, she set out on her […]

WILL AND JADA SMITH TO DONATE $150,000 TO LOUIS FARRAKHAN AND THE “JUSTICE OR ELSE” MARCH

Louis Farrakhan’s Justice…Or Else! rally will take place on October 10 at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. to commemorate the 20th anniversary of his Million Man March. On Tuesday, Minister Farrakhan spoke at Philadelphia’s Tindley Temple United Methodist Church to mobilize support for the rally, and he announced that Philly native Will Smith and […]

ROBERT GRIFFIN III SPEAKS UP AND SAYS THAT HE’S THE BEST QB IN THE NFL

After having two shortened seasons, due to injury, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III hasn’t lost his confidence. The 25-year-old told WJLA-TV recently that he’s the best quarterback in the NFL. “I feel like I’m the best quarterback in the league, and I have to go out and show that,” RGIII says. “Any athlete at […]

CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST JULIAN BOND DIES AT AGE 75

Julian Bond, an icon of civil rights activism and leadership has died. The founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) was 75. The SPLC announced his death Sunday, Aug. 16, indicating he died Aug. 15 in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. Bond, who also served as chairman of the NAACP, has spent most of his life fighting […]