Mastercard to Give $5 Million in Grants to Spelman College and Morehouse College to Help Develop Black Entrepreneurship Center

Mastercard on Wednesday announced it is giving out a total of $5 million in grants to two Atlanta Historically Black Colleges and Universities to help develop the Center for Black Entrepreneurship. The CBE will further the development of cutting-edge entrepreneurial programming, thought leadership, networking and academic and mentorship opportunities for aspiring Black entrepreneurs, Mastercard said.... Continue Reading →

More Details Emerge in Police-Involved Shooting Death of Eight-Year-Old Fanta Bility Outside Pennsylvania High School Football Game

Community leaders in Delaware County, Pennsylvania are demanding answers and accountability after an 8-year-old girl was killed at a football game last month. According to multiple law enforcement sources, three Sharon Hill police officers opened fire on a vehicle outside the Academy Park High School football stadium. The officers mistakenly thought they were being fired... Continue Reading →

Nikole Hannah-Jones and Renée Watson to Release Children’s Book Based on The 1619 Project

When The New York Times Magazine first published The 1619 Project, parents began asking Nikole Hannah-Jones—the journalist who conceived of the media project— if she would make it a resource to share with their children. You wouldn’t know it from listening to conservatives at PTA meetings, but there is a world of people who want to teach the children... Continue Reading →

Rapper Gunna Helps Open Free Clothing and Grocery Store Inside Atlanta Middle School

Students at McNair Middle School received a surprise lesson from an unexpected teacher: multi-platinum Grammy nominated rapper, Gunna. Thursday afternoon, the school’s auditorium felt more like a red carpet as the recording artist announced his new project at the school: Gunna’s Drip Closet. “Amazing. Perfect,” said the rapper when he first saw the finished work.... Continue Reading →

Dr. Sophia Ononye-Onyia on Michael K. Williams and the Mental Health Disaster in Black Communities

In my first Entrepreneur article, I reflected on lessons learned from a workplace healthcare perspective following the abrupt death of the great Black actor Chadwick Boseman. Sadly, one year later, yet another great Black actor, Michael K. Williams, shockingly passed away at the age of 54. His death showcases the perils of mental health issues and the continued... Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Fashion Row Founder Brandice Daniel Says Major Retailers Are ‘Embarrassed’ About Their Lack of Black Designers

Brandice Daniel founded Harlem’s Fashion Row when “less than about 1 to 2 percent of designers that are in major department stores,” were “designers of color.” According to her, that statistic is still true today after 14 years of fighting for equality in fashion. “That hasn’t changed since I started. That same statistic has remained,” she... Continue Reading →

Michigan Father Files $1 Million Lawsuit Against School After Employee Cut Seven-Year-Old Biracial Daughter’s Hair Without Permission

A Michigan father is taking legal action after his biracial 7-year-old daughter's hair was cut by a school employee without his permission. Jimmy Hoffmeyer filed a $1 million lawsuit against Mount Pleasant Public Schools, a librarian and a teacher's assistant on Tuesday, according to MLive.com. The lawsuit alleges racial discrimination, ethnic intimidation and that his daughter's... Continue Reading →

Black Students at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Call for Explusion of White Classmate Caught Saying N-Word on Video

A group of Black students at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee are calling for the expulsion of a fellow student who was caught on video saying the N-word repeatedly and using anti-gay slurs. Officials at the university have reportedly investigated the video. According to CBS58, the video was sent to the president of the school’s Black Student Union via... Continue Reading →

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