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How I Did It: From Humble Roots to Leading Major Maryland Healthcare System

The old adage “never judge a book by its cover” can affirm that oftentimes even the closest among us can’t fully grasp and follow the undercurrent that shapes an individual’s destiny. I recently had the honor of sitting down for an exchange with Neil J. Moore, CEO and President of University of Maryland Capital Region…



Leading the Push for Media Diversity

David Morgan is the managing partner of D. Morgan & Partners, a company in service to those in government as well as the private sector that specializes in developing and implementing advocacy and communication strategies relating to taxes, public-private-partnerships, financial regulations, and media. Much of Morgan’s work and that of the Multicultural Media Correspondents Association (MMCA), an…



CariClub Helps Young Professionals Join Nonprofit Boards

Rhoden Monrose moved to the states from St. Lucia when he was 12 years old. Planting in Harlem, he was heavily involved in after-school and nonprofit programs, benefiting from the services they provided. When deciding to create a company, these memories propelled Monrose forward.  In 2014, Monrose was working at Citigroup as a derivatives trader and decided it was…



53-Year-Old Kimberly Moore Launches Ridesharing Platform for Students

Silicon Valley entrepreneurs are typically known to be white, middle-aged men who graduated from top Ivy League schools, but not Kimberly Moore. At the illustrious age of 53, Moore is just getting started. She took the leap of faith to launch CarpooltoSchool, a safe & reliable school carpool solution and so far so good. Black Enterprise caught up…



Five Prominent But Lesser-Known Black Dignitaries At Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Royal Wedding

The Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and now, Meghan Markle, Dutchess of Sussex, had the world’s attention over the weekend. For about 15 minutes, The Most Reverend Michael Bruce Curry’s impassioned speech on love captivated hearts, too. Even more talked about were some of the black celebrities in attendance, such as Oprah Winfrey, Idris Elba,…



The Obamas Finalize Multiyear Deal To Produce Films And Shows For Netflix

Netflix finally announced its deal with the Obamas to produce a series of high-profile films and series under the former first couple’s own production company. Although details of the deal are still under wraps, Netflix said that the former couple has signed a multiyear agreement to produce films and series to be made available on…



Diddy Pays $21 Million for Painting By Black Artist: Here are 9 Tips On Collecting Art for Average Folks

The news just broke that Sean “Diddy” Combs paid $21 million for a painting by 62-year-old African American artist  Kerry James Marshall. The purchase is said to be the highest ever for artwork by a living artist and the most expensive work created by a black artist. More and more black celebrities are purchasing artwork not…



The Hairbrella Is A New Way to Protect Your Hair From the Rain

Meet Tracey Pickett. She is a young entrepreneur whose company has created the Hairbrella, an innovative way to protect hair and makeup from getting ruined in inclement weather. Think of a rain hat for your hair, but the company stresses that “this is not your Grandma’s hair bonnet” on its Facebook page. Brandon Andrews of Values Partnerships…



Top 25 Motivational Quotes For Entrepreneurs To Keep You Going

There are many more entrepreneurs of color than ever. According to the Minority Business Development Agency, “Minority-owned businesses grew more than four times as fast as U.S. firms overall between 1992 and 1997, increasing from 2.1 million to about 2.8 million firms, according to a report released today [PDF] by the Commerce Department’s Census Bureau.” And over…



Meghan Markle Has Brits Flying the Biracial Flag, But Will Americans Do The Same?

A lot has been made of the potential for Meghan Markle to disrupt the status quo for women, and black women, in particular. No sooner did we learn her new title—the Duchess of Sussex—than she was playfully nicknamed the Duchess of Success. But success for whom, I wondered? Resulting in what? Meghan Markle and the…