11 Scholarships for Black Students to Apply to Now

BlackScholarships.org has compiled a list of the most recent scholarships for black students that are currently accepting applications. From corporations to organizations including the United Negro College Fund, there is money to be had to finance a college education. Take a look at the list and details on each scholarship: 11 Scholarships for Black Students …


17 Reasons Every Black Woman Should Attend the Woman of Power Summit

There’s something incredibly powerful about being a black woman. And with that power comes a lot of responsibility. That is why it is our priority to celebrate the very women who are often overlooked, underrepresented, and marginalized in society and corporate America. We have put together an incredible series of events and timely conversations for…


Calculate Content Marketing ROI With Two Key Metrics

How can you know whether your content marketing ROI (return on investment) is achieving what you want? Content marketing efforts are difficult to track and measure because it’s not always clear which pieces of content inspire customers to convert. That said, the performance of your content should be monitored carefully. You simply can’t afford not…


Visa Launches “She’s Next” to Support Female Entrepreneurs

Black women are the fastest growing segment of entrepreneurs and it appears that Visa wants to help. The financial institution recently announced a new global initiative to support female entrepreneurs. She’s Next, empowered by Visa, is an initiative created to assist women in growing their small businesses. To help support female entrepreneurs, Visa teamed up with Rebecca…


Rep. Steve King Advocates White Nationalism and Needs a Black History Lesson

Congressman Steve King’s racist, white nationalist philosophy and false assertion that other ethnic groups or as he refers to it, “subgroups,”  have not contributed more to civilization is ridiculous. Congressman King, did you know: It was a black man by the name of Benjamin Banneker who mapped out the streets of our nation’s capital, Washington,…


MLK Historic Sites Closed Due to the Shutdown; Black America Suffers Its Impact

Today would have been Martin Luther King Jr.’s 90th birthday. On this day, many flock to the Ebenezer Baptist Church where King was a pastor, and to King’s home—both of which are part of a national park in Atlanta honoring the late civil rights leader. However, both are closed today, due to the government shutdown….


Change in the Old South: Gwinnett County Gets First Black Woman Democratic Party Chair

The South will rise again—but this time in a definite shade of blue rather than Confederate grey. At least that is the goal of newly-elected Democrats in Georgia. The midterm election was an exclamation point, underscoring a process of change that has been quietly underway for some time. Nationally, eyes are on Georgia, particularly Gwinnett County…


Tonie Leatherberry Is the New Chair of the Executive Leadership Council

Tonie Leatherberry, who is a principal at Deloitte & Touche L.L.P., and president of the Deloitte Foundation, has been named the new chair of the Executive Leadership Council (ELC). “After serving on The ELC board for several years and developing programs such as The ELC CEO Academy, I am honored to have the opportunity to…


The Importance of African American Wealth Management Advisers

Manhattan West Asset Management is an extremely diverse firm in the wealth management sector, existing in a world that is overwhelmingly white and male-dominated. The firm is made up of high character, highly-educated financial advisers with incredible backgrounds that previously reflect leadership roles at Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan among others. It currently has a mix of African…


Veteran Hair Extensions Entrepreneur Shares 3 Tips on How to Launch a Product

It seems like everybody has a hair extension line nowadays, but Karen Mitchell, founder of True Indian Hair, is a veteran in the weave game. She’s been running her successful business, which offers virgin hair extensions and wigs worn by celebrities including Lil’ Kim, Marlo Hampton, Rihanna, and Taraji P. Henson, for more than 14 years. Her brand has been featured…