Black People Are Facing Racial Discrimination On Zoom Meetings Through ‘Zoombombing’

Since the global pandemic of COVID-19, or the novel coronavirus, started, the outbreak has caused massive closures of non-essential businesses throughout the country in efforts to combat the virus from spreading. As a result, many companies have had to trade … Read more…

Spirit of D.C.’s National Cherry Blossom Festival kept alive through livestream “Bloom Cam”

The annual National Cherry Blossom Festival is one of many activities on the growing list of event cancellations across the nation due to coronavirus. But the National Park Service sought a way to keep the festivities going by livestreaming the … Read more…

Report: Companies Are Changing Their Sick Leave Policies Due To Coronavirus Outbreak

With the coronavirus outbreak spreading around the world, companies are being forced to have employees work from home or place them under self-quarantine. This unprecedented move has also pushed employers to re-evaluate their sick-leave policies. While salaried workers have allocated … Read more…

Erika H. James Becomes The First African American Dean of Penn’s Wharton School of Business

The prestigious Wharton School of Business is getting a new dean–and making history. The University of Pennsylvania just announced that Erika H. James, the former dean of the Goizueta Business School at Emory University, will serve as Wharton’s new dean … Read more…

Susan Taylor Batten Is Championing Equity for Black Communities and Black Foundation Executives

For nearly 50 years, the Association for Black Foundation Executives (ABFE) has been committed to promoting effective and responsive philanthropy in black communities. ABFE is a membership-based philanthropic organization that advocates for responsive and transformative investments in black communities. Partnering … Read more…

Louisiana Governor Appoints First Black Female Police Captain In State History

Democratic Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards announced that Treone Larvadain has been promoted to lead the Protective Services for the Louisiana State Police.  This promotion makes Captain Larvadain the first African-American female captain in Louisiana State Police history. The role … Read more…

Denver Insurance Company to Pay $20.5 Million for Discriminating Against Black and Female Employees

A Denver insurance company will be paying $ 20.5 million to black and female employees who filed complaints of racial and sexual discrimination, according to The Denver Post. Black employees at Jackson National Life Insurance in Denver were passed over … Read more…

Blackhouse Foundation, Strayer University Offer Screenwriters Opportunity To Apply Now For $10,000 Competition

The Blackhouse Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on the development of African American creative talent, has formed a unique partnership with Strayer University, to identify new screenwriters to develop content on the criminal justice system. As such, the two organizations … Read more…

Black Professionals in Corporate America Hold 3.2% of Executive and Senior Manager Positions

Corporate America is still oblivious to the challenges faced by black professionals. A recent study conducted by the Center for Talent Innovation reveals that despite companies spending billions on diversity and inclusion, black professionals still face prejudice, a lack of support … Read more…

Nielsen Snags Diversity and Inclusion Powerhouse Sandra Sims-Williams for its Executive Team

Nielsen Holdings has announced that Sandra Sims-Williams will join the company as its diversity and inclusion lead, beginning in January 2020. Sims-Williams will lead Nielsen’s D&I strategy as well as teams for both the Media and Connect sides of the … Read more…

Nielsen Global Connect Taps Jacqueline D. Woods as New Chief Marketing Officer

Among BLACK ENTERPRISE‘s 300 Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America, marketing veteran Jacqueline D. Woods has been named chief marketing officer of Nielsen Global Connect, which delivers data and tools to consumer packaged goods producers and retailers for innovation and … Read more…

CEO Action’s Tim Ryan: Courageous Leadership Will Drive Corporate Diversity and Inclusion

Leaders from more than 300 organizations recently gathered in New York City to focus on driving diversity and inclusion within corporate America. As part of the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion—considered the largest consortium of chief executives driven by … Read more…

BE Exclusive Interview With Tapestry’s Jide Zeitlin, The CEO Who Controls Coach And Kate Spade

Jide Zeitlin controls some of the world’s most recognized luxury brands. As chairman and CEO of Tapestry Inc., Zeitlin helms the $ 5.9 billion luxury fashion holding company that designs, manufactures, and markets products from Coach, Kate Spade, and Stuart Weitzman. … Read more…

From ‘Zero to Breakthrough’: Vernice ‘FlyGirl’ Armour Talks Making Obstacles Her Stepping Stools

Ask Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour about how she overcame obstacles in life, and the motivator is quick to answer: “I don’t look at anything at this point as an obstacle. I heard Viola Davis say, ‘There were roaches and rats where … Read more…

Former BET Chairman Debra Lee: Keep Pressure on Corporations To Expand Black Board Representation

Some 20 years ago, Debra Lee, then chief operating officer of Black Entertainment Television, gained her first corporate board appointment when she was tapped to serve as a director for Kodak, the leading photographic film products manufacturer at the time. … Read more…

Young Afro-Latina Attorney Talks Leveraging Legal Skills on Capitol Hill

Lawyers of Color, a nonprofit devoted to promoting diversity in the legal profession and advancing democracy and equality in marginalized communities, recently released its list of the nation’s most influential lobbyists and Capitol Hill staffers. The selection committee recognizes distinguished … Read more…

Gayle King, Marcus Samuelsson, and More Open Up About Workplace Diversity at Jopwell Talks Summit

Last week, over 300 professionals and entrepreneurs of color gathered in Brooklyn, New York, for the inaugural Jopwell Talks conference, hosted by Jopwell, the leading career advancement platform for black, Latinx, and Native American students and professionals. Described as “a … Read more…

Tech Business Leader Linda Gooden: Diversity Improves Innovation and Competitiveness In Corporate America

When it comes to choosing corporate boards in which she will serve, Linda Gooden focuses on “the culture and core values of the organization, and the belief that I can make a meaningful contribution to the company’s mission, which in … Read more…

There are Only 4 Black CEOs at Fortune 500 Companies. Here’s How the ELC is Changing That

Addressing more than 2,000 high-powered executives and business leaders—including about 150 CEOs of the nation’s largest corporations at its annual hot-ticket gala in Washington, D.C. — Otha T. “Skip” Spriggs, president and CEO of the Executive Leadership Council, offered the … Read more…

BE, Bank of America Honor Black Board Members of Largest Corporations at National Museum

Scores of black board members who represent the corporate elite made a bit of history Wednesday night as they were honored at the spectacular National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) in Washington, D.C. BLACK ENTERPRISE saluted those … Read more…

Howard University Alum Partners With School on Executive Certification in Diversity Coaching

The Howard University School of Business (HUSB) is launching an Executive Certification in Diversity Coaching (ECDC) program. The program is a partnership with the award-winning CoachDiversity Institute (CDI). The certification is geared toward executives and professionals who want to develop … Read more…

These Executive Coaches Will Help You Advance Your Leadership Skills at the Black Men XCEL Summit

What element transforms executives into best-of-class leaders? In a word: coaching. In every arena—from sports to business—peak performers achieve superior results because they’ve gained top-notch advisers to help them maximize skills and identify blind spots, among other areas. Having such guidance … Read more…

New NCAA ‘Rich Paul’ Rule Disempowers Black Athletes and Rigs Rules In Favor Of Elite Agencies

Black professional athletes have leveraged more control over their careers, staff, political activities, and personal brands this last decade than perhaps ever before. That is why the NCAA’s reformed agent criteria—dubbed the “Rich Paul Rule”—is an especially heinous attempt to disempower … Read more…