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Black Enterprise magazine September/October 2017 issue

Daymond John Set to Release New Book ‘Rise and Grind’

What we know is Daymond John is a hustler in every sense of the word, but this is not for someone looking for a shortcut or a quick come-up.

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$175 Million Memphis Convention Center Project Creates Robust Opportunities for Black-Owned Businesses

With plans by the Memphis Convention Center this year to launch a $175 million expansion and renovation, minority- and women-owned businesses have been targeted by the city to get at least 30% of the project's work. A $6.2 million makeover of the iconic Universal Life...

Valeisha Butterfield Jones Makes Major Boss Moves With New Appointment at Google

Valeisha Butterfield Jones was named Global Head of Women and Black Engagement at Google, where she will advocate for women and African Americans in tech.

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Black Changemakers Are Using Bee Farms to Save Detroit Neighborhoods

Although the city of Detroit is known for its vacant lot and abandoned housing problem, the innovation and talent that exists within Michigan's largest city should not be overlooked—thanks in part to social entrepreneurs Timothy Paule and Nicole Lindsey, the founders...

How This Entrepreneur is Motivating Moms to Prepare for Their Future

How LaToyia Dennis launched Motivated Mom to help mothers raise their children and fund their dreams.

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Profiles of Principled Entrepreneurship: The Gathering Spot

Ryan Wilson, co-founder and CEO of The Gathering Spot, says the private, invitation-only club housed in the jaw-dropping, 25,000-square-foot space is the venue where entrepreneurs and professionals can make connections, cut deals and develop community-oriented initiatives. Gaining 24/7 access to its amenities and Atlanta’s influential set comes with the privileges of membership.

Angela Simmons stopped by Black Enterprise to talk about her new "Pressure Makes Diamonds" initiative, raising her son a...

In recognition of the long struggle to combat HIV/AIDS, we sit down with C. Virginia Fields, President and CEO of the Na...

How to know when you are ready to hire a financial pro, and what you need to ask to find the right one for you, with Gue...

Learn how gaining freedom from debt and controlling your spending forms the foundation for your financial wellness and w...

Learn why your feelings and relationship with money are bigger determinants of your sense of financial security than the...

Adiya Dixon-Wiggins talks to Black Enterprise about inventing the Yubi brush to simplify the makeup and make beauty les...

While serving a prison sentence, Coss Marte developed a unique and effective exercise program without the need for any e...

Frederick Hutson, the founder of Pigeonly, a data company that supports connections between those who are incarcerated a...

BE’s Pitch competition has established the reputation of highlighting some of the top African American founders in the...

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12 Days of Legacy: Maxine Waters

In honor of the upcoming 2018 Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit, past Legacy award winners will be featured. Maxine Waters was the Legacy award winner in 2006. Register now and find out more about the Women of Power Summit.

Jesse Williams Addresses America at the BET Awards

Grey’s Anatomy actor and social activist Jesse Williams prophetically addressed America during his awards speech at the 16th annual BET Awards on June 26, at the Microsoft Theatre at L.A. Live. Presented with the Humanitarian Award by BET Chairman/CEO Debra Lee. Check out all of the latest content focused on the issues and topics important to black men.

Morgan State Awarded $750K in STEM Grant Funding

Morgan State University, a historically black college in Baltimore, has announced the award of a three-year $750,000 grant from Intel Corp. The grant is part of the Intel HBCU Grant program announced last month, which is part of the tech giant’s Diversity in Technology Initiative which began in January 2015. Be sure and catch up on all of the latest BE Smart content.


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