Articles & News Stories About Black Executives & Companies.

Alphabet Inc. today announced it has appointed Robin L. Washington to its Board of Directors. Ms. Washington is a recognized business leader with…

Vista Equity Partners Logo

On Thursday, October 31, 2018, Vista Equity Partners announced it would be selling Marketo to Adobe for $4.75 billion, vindicating a strategy that…

Debra Lee

Debra Lee is stepping down from her post as CEO and chairman at the Viacom-owned cable network. Lee's last day at the company will be Monday, May 28.…

Pamela Thomas-Graham

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. has announced that it has expanded its Board of Directors with the appointment of Ms. Pamela Thomas-Graham as a…

Edith Cooper

Slack had added Edith Cooper, who resigned last year as the Global Head of Human Capital Management at Goldman Sachs, to its board of directors. 

Ms.…

Kenneth Chenault

Ken Chenault to join General Catalyst as chairman and a managing director, making him one of the most powerful venture capitalists.

Mr. Chenault…

Kenneth Chenault

Former American Express CEO, Kenneth I. Chenault will be joining the board of directors of Airbnb.

The announcement comes one week after Facebook…

Kenneth Chenault

Ken Chenault, the outgoing CEO of American Express, is joining Facebook’s board of directors.

The technology industry has come under fire in recent…

Richelieu Dennis

Richelieu Dennis' Sundial Brands is being acquired by Unilever, a British-Dutch transnational consumer goods company co-headquartered in Rotterdam,…

Richard Parsons

Richard D. Parsons, senior advisor to Providence Equity Partners, former chairman of Citigroup, and the former chairman and CEO of Time Warner and…

Steve Stoute

Steve Stoute, the former president of Interscope Records, has launched a new company call UnitedMasters with backing from Silicon Valley VCs. Over the…

David Steward

David L. Steward is America's newest Black Billionaire according to the Bloomberg's Billionaire Index. He first appeared on the index on September 28,…

William (Will.i.am) James Adams

I.am+, the tech startup founded by rapper and entrepreneur will.i.am, has raised $117 million in venture funding, the company disclosed as it…

Kenneth Chenault

The retirement of Mr. Chenault, who has been with American Express for 37 years, will leave just three black executive at the CEO or Chairman level of…

Tyler Perry

Viacom Inc. announced it has entered into a comprehensive, multi-year content partnership with the award-winning writer, director, producer, actor and…

Linda Johnson Rice

Tesla Inc. has appointed Linda Johnson Rice, who leads the Johnson Publishing Company, to serve as an independent director on its board.

Johnson Rice…

Russell Simmons

2017/01/30 - Green Dot Corporation (NYSE:GDOT) today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire UniRush, LLC, and its operating…

Rosalind Brewer

Rosalind Brewer, the first woman and first black person to lead a business unit of Wal-Mart, is stepping down at the end of January 2017. Her…

Forbes 400

Forbes magazine has published is annually ranking of the 400 Richest Americans for 2016. Again only two black Americans were on the list this year, Op…

Jay Z signed a two-year deal to produce TV and film projects with the The Weinstein Company.

In a statement, Jay Z said, "I’m excited to tell stories…