BOSS: The Black Experience in Business

Boss: The Black Experience in Business

Editor’s note: This film was made in 2019. On June 30, 2020, Richelieu Dennis resigned as CEO of Essence magazine following allegations of a toxic work culture. On October 15, 2020, Robert Smith, the CEO of a private equity company, admitted to evading taxes for 15 years in a criminal investigation, eventually reaching a settlement with federal prosecutors.

Boss: The Black Experience in Business

1h 53m

Editor’s note: This film was made in 2019. On June 30, 2020, Richelieu Dennis resigned as CEO of Essence magazine following allegations of a toxic work culture. On October 15, 2020, Robert Smith, the CEO of a private equity company, admitted to evading taxes for 15 years in a criminal investigation, eventually reaching a settlement with federal prosecutors.

Previews + Extras

  • Greenwood and the Tulsa Race Riots: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Greenwood and the Tulsa Race Riots

    S1 E1 - 3m 25s

    In the early 1900s, Greenwood was home to a thriving, independent "Black Wall Street" until the violence of the Tulsa Race Riots changed the community's legacy forever.

  • Profile: Merck & Co. CEO Ken Frazier: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Profile: Merck & Co. CEO Ken Frazier

    S1 E1 - 2m 6s

    Merck & Co. CEO Ken Frazier talks history, community, and inspiration in this profile, as seen on BOSS: The Black Experience in Business.

  • Profile: Cathy Hughes: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Profile: Cathy Hughes

    S1 E1 - 2m 56s

    Cathy Hughes talks about her inspiration, struggles, and incredible success as Founder of Urban One Inc. (Formerly Radio One Inc.).

  • Inside Look: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Inside Look

    S1 E1 - 2m

    Get an inside look at how BOSS explores the history of African American business.

  • Profile: Sundial Brands CEO Richelieu Dennis: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Profile: Sundial Brands CEO Richelieu Dennis

    S1 E1 - 1m 16s

    Richelieu Dennis discusses the decision to acquire Essence and more in this 2019 interview. On June 30, 2020, he resigned as CEO of Essence magazine following allegations of a toxic work culture. The magazine’s publisher announced an independent investigation of harassment, discrimination, retaliation and other behaviors that may have impacted Essence magazine employees.

  • Trailer | BOSS: The Black Experience in Business: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Trailer | BOSS: The Black Experience in Business

    S1 E1 - 1m 47s

    Learn about the untold story of African American entrepreneurship, where skill, industriousness, ingenuity and sheer courage in the face of overwhelming odds provide the backbone of this nation’s economic and social growth.

  • Preview | BOSS: The Black Experience in Business: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Preview | BOSS: The Black Experience in Business

    S1 E1 - 30s

    Learn about the untold story of African American entrepreneurship, where skill, industriousness, ingenuity and sheer courage in the face of overwhelming odds provide the backbone of this nation’s economic and social growth.

  • Profile: Madame CJ Walker: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Profile: Madame CJ Walker

    S1 E1 - 2m 42s

    A brief history of how Madame CJ Walker's beauty empire created unprecedented professional opportunities for black women, and left an empowering legacy of entrepreneurship.

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