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Black-Owned Huntington Learning Center Franchises Are Teaching Kids and Making Profits

Wendy Tilford is a wife, mother of two, and owner of three Huntington Learning Center franchises—two in Houston and one in Woodland Hills, California. It may seem like a lot to handle, but coming from a background in politics, she takes it in stride and isn’t slowing down anytime soon. Tilford began a career in…


Caroline Clarke’s Powerful Ode to Black Women at the 2019 Women of Power Summit

With over 1,000 attendees, a roster of wonderful speakers, The 14th Annual Women of Power Summit hosted by ADP was in short—incredible. The event opened with a powerful speech by the chief branding officer of Women of Power, journalist Caroline Clarke. Clarke spoke to the audience in a powerful ode to black women during the Legacy…


She Owns 7 McDonald’s Restaurants in Atlanta and She Just Made Business History

Vicki Chancellor never expected she would become an entrepreneur, let alone that she would own seven McDonald’s restaurants in Atlanta and make history as the first person of color to hold the position of Chair-Elect of the McDonald’s Operator’s National Advertising (OPNAD) Fund. OPNAD is a voluntary U.S. cooperative of McDonald’s Owner/Operators and the company in which…


Could Tami Sawyer Become The First Female Memphis Mayor?

It’s official! Shelby County Commissioner Tami Sawyer announced that she is running to become the next mayor in Memphis. This election will put the 36-year-old Memphis activist on track to become the first female Memphis mayor.   “I’m running for mayor because we haven’t been heard. We haven’t been valued. We haven’t been included. The…


Gloria Boyland, One of The Most Powerful Women in Corporate America, Drives Innovation At FedEx

BLACK ENTERPRISE recently unveiled our roster of the Most Powerful Women in Corporate America, identifying the highest-ranking female executives of the nation’s largest corporations and honoring this business elite at our 14th annual Women of Power Summit. Included among the three executives representative of this group featured on the cover of our January-March issue was Gloria Boyland,…


Detroit Couple Builds Chitlin’-Cleaning Empire

Bruce and Cynthia Tucker built a successful business around one of the oldest and most fundamental components of soul food: chitterlings, or chitlins as they are more commonly called. According to the Detroit Free Press, the Tuckers are the owners and operators of Gourmet Food Center in Detroit which specializes in hand-cleaned chitterlings. Cynthia got the…


Why the College Admissions Scandal Angers Black Folks

Some see it as an egregious flexing of white privilege: A virtual bomb erupted this week over revelations that wealthy parents, including a few well-known Hollywood actors, bribed their kids’ way into some of the nations’ most prestigious colleges and universities in a widespread college admissions scandal. Rich parents, including popular TV actors Lori Loughlin…


DJ Whoo Kid Collaborates With New Streaming Platform For Independent Hip-Hop Artists

Independent hip- hop artists rejoice. There’s a new platform in town. MyMy Hip Hop is the streaming music platform that allows listeners to discover and help promote new independent hip-hop artists. Popular radio personality on Eminem’s Sirius XM Shade 45 channel, Yves “DJ Whoo Kid” Mondesir is in collaboration with MyMy Hip Hop.  The hope for the…