Boss: The Black Experience in Business

Editor’s note: This film was made in 2019. On June 30, 2020, Richelieu Dennis, one of many interviewees in Boss, resigned as CEO of Essence magazine following allegations of a toxic work culture. The magazine’s publisher also announced an independent investigation of harassment, discrimination, retaliation and other behaviors that may have impacted Essence magazine employees.

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Profile: Madame CJ Walker


A brief history of Madame CJ Walker's beauty empire.

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Inside Look


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

Profile: Sundial Brands CEO Richelieu Dennis


Richelieu Dennis discusses the decision to acquire Essence and investing in Black women.

Profile: Cathy Hughes


Cathy Hughes talks about her inspiration, struggles, and incredible success.

Profile: Merck & Co. CEO Ken Frazier


Merck & Co. CEO Ken Frazier talks history, community, and inspiration.

Greenwood and the Tulsa Race Riots


How the Tulsa Race Riots changed Black Wall Street's legacy forever.