Eva Longoria and activist Henry Muñoz on CBS special “Essential Heroes: A Momento Latino Event”

Award-winning actress Eva Longoria and activist Henry R. Muñoz III co-created the “Momento Latino” coalition, uniting over 130 organizations to take action on issues faced by the Latinx community. They are also two of the executive producers for a CBS … Read more…

“Goodfellas”: New book goes inside the dramatic production of Martin Scorsese’s epic

Thirty years ago, the critically acclaimed Martin Scorsese epic “Goodfellas” was released, starring Robert DeNiro, Joe Pesci and Ray Liotta. This week, a new book titled “Made Men” is out detailing the film’s dramatic making, and why it remains so … Read more…

Netflix’s founder discusses importance of company culture and leadership amid the pandemic

Reed Hastings founded Netflix in 1997. Today, it has a quarterly revenue of over $ 6 billion. Hastings joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss how creating a company culture ultimately led to Netflix’s success. Entertainment – CBSNews.com EMPLOYMENT UPDATE:

Sesame Street’s Elmo launches new book to help young children cope with a school year like no other

As more than 8 million preschoolers and kindergarteners head back to school, Sesame Street’s Elmo is releasing a new picture book, “Heroes Wear Masks: Elmo’s Super Adventure” to teach children how to stay safe while returning to the classroom. Vladimir … Read more…

Amanda Kloots says “ultimate goal” for husband Nick Cordero is to receive a double lung transplant

Broadway actor Nick Cordero is still fighting for his life after being diagnosed with COVID-19. Cordero has spent three months in the hospital, and his wife, Amanda Kloots, says he’s still critically ill, even though he is now COVID-negative and … Read more…

Jon Stewart on new political comedy “Irresistible” and the fight for racial equality

Multi-Emmy winner and comedian Jon Stewart returns to political satire with his new film “Irresistible.” The former “Daily Show” host discusses directing the film about a small town’s mayoral race, starring Steve Carell and Rose Byrne. Stewart also discusses the … Read more…

Langston Hughes’ “Let America Be America Again” shows the nation’s continued struggle of freedom and equality

Langston Hughes’ “Let America Be America Again” was written more than eight decades ago, but is just as relevant now as our nation struggles to live up to its promise of freedom and equality. Entertainment – CBSNews.com EMPLOYMENT UPDATE:

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…

5 Black Enterprise Stories That Defined Black Wealth, Power & Success in The 2010s

The 2010s can be broadly defined in one word: Disruption. The events, activities, trends, and platforms of the past decade spawned seismic shifts, heightened volatility, and produced breakthroughs. As such, these developments brought both promise and angst that reverberated throughout … 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…

Although Jobs Report Shows Robust Job Market, African Americans Still Face Discrimination

The prognosticators were wrong. Forecasts from ADP and Moody’s Analytics early last week revealed that the job market was slowing due to a private payrolls report showing a gain of just 67,000 jobs for the month of November. According to … 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…

[Watch] Two Tech Titans Reveal Why Diversity Will Keep American Industry Competitive

Hundreds recently gathered at the annual NPower Gala in New York City to recognize two tech titans who have helped power the transformation of the industry over the past two decades: David Steward, chairman of the Maryland Heights, Missouri-based information … 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…