Millennial Moves: The Startup That Helps You Buy a Car No Matter Your Credit Score or Income

Today only 6% of nearly 18,000 dealerships are minority-owned within the continental United States. As Damon Lester, president and CEO of The National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers (NAMAD) says, “There is a real need for dealerships to look like the community they will be serving.” Enter startup company PTG365, founded by Brandon Medford, Dave Obaseki,…


Twitter Sounds Off On High-Fashion Homeless-Looking Sneakers

New sneakers are a luxury not frequently afforded to many people living below the poverty line. As a result, taping, stitching, and wearing old, holey shoes is an unfortunate norm, not a fashion statement, for those struggling to make ends meet and afford basic life necessities. While poverty is an epidemic that many try to…


Trailblazing Black Ballet Dancer Arthur Mitchell Dies

Arthur Mitchell, a New York City Ballet lead dancer and the co-founder of the Dance Theatre of Harlem has passed away at 84. Mitchell defied racism and misconceptions about African Americans’ ability to study the physically challenging art of ballet. In the 1950s he became the first black dancer to join the New York City…


The Most Important Events in Hip-Hop by Year: 1973-2018

We’re taking a look at the most important events in the genre’s history that have taken place in each year since 1973. Continue reading… Source: The Boombox


Missy Elliott 'Defies Physics': Sept. 21 in Hip-Hop History

Faith Evans releases a signature ballad, Destiny’s Child returns for their final album, and Missy Elliott delivers the goods with her second single. Continue reading… Source: The Boombox


Success Beyond Bars: How Teresa Hodge Financially Empowers Formerly Incarcerated Entrepreneurs

BLACK ENTERPRISE has developed the Success Beyond Bars video series -sponsored by Koch Industries – to spotlight individuals who have been incarcerated and have turned their lives around by creating innovative, impactful ventures that change our world. The first profile features entrepreneur Teresa Hodge, co-founder of Mission: Launch and CEO of R3 Score. Teresa Hodge…


Member of First All-Black Group to Climb Mount Kilimanjaro Recounts Feat in Fascinating Blog Post

In June, a group of black travelers scaled 19,341 feet to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. The adventure was organized by Outdoor Afro, a “network that celebrates and inspires African American connections and leadership in nature,” according to its website. One of the hikers, Leandra Taylor, provides an account of the experience to…


Black Doctors Organization Honors Top Hospitals for Diversity

BlackDoctor.org, a health and wellness site targeted to African Americans and a repository for finding black doctors in your local area, released its 2018 Top Hospitals for Diversity List. Several of the nation’s most prestigious hospitals made the list. Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai, known for its heart transplant program,  was recognized for “its strong commitment in…


Mississippi Politician to Black People: Stop ‘Begging for Federal Government Scraps’ [VIDEO]

Mississippi Republican Senate candidate Chris McDaniel put his foot in his mouth—or, perhaps, exposed his true colors—when he characterized African Americans as beggars who exploit government entitlement programs on live television. McDaniel, a conservative who’s served in the Mississippi state senate since 2008 and is now running in the state’s U.S. Senate special election race, perpetuated…


Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock Drop a Rap Classic: Sept. 20 in Hip-Hop History

Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock release one of the biggest songs in the history of rap and Craig Mack helps put Bad Boy Records on the map. Continue reading… Source: The Boombox