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Black Enterprise magazine September/October 2017 issue

Opportunity Hub Announces Massive Expansion to Help Generate Black Wealth

Opportunity Hub announces new partnerships across entertainment, government, and tech at SXSW to mark the beginning of building a wealth-generating ecosystem.

Crate & Barrel’s New Designers: Public School Students from Philly

When my niece got married several years ago, I learned that Crate & Barrel was one of her go-to stores. Now, she may be purchasing items from the home décor retailer that were designed by public school youngsters in Philadelphia and its environs.

Nike President Trevor Edwards Resigns Amid Workplace Misconduct Investigation

Trevor Edwards, a Nike executive who many thought would take over as Nike’s CEO after Mark Parker’s tenure ends in 2020 has resigned from his post following a report from the Wall Street Journal that detailed workplace misconducts at the company.

Survey: Birth Control, Reproductive Rights Key To Black Women Entrepreneurs’ Success

65% of African-American and 64% of Latina small business owners say access to birth control, and the freedom to decide if and when to have children, have impacted their bottom lines as a business owner.

Arizona Woman First Victim to Be Killed By a Self-Driving Uber

Uber has suspended the use of self driving cars in three cities as an Arizona woman dies after being hit by one of the company’s autonomous vehicles.

This Is The Only Black Woman-Owned Hotel in Marrakech, Morocco

Meryanne Loum-Martin is a Parisian lawyer turned entrepreneur and founder of Jnane Tamsna, a boutique hotel located in Marrakech, Morocco. Beyond the fact that she has the only black woman-owned hotel in the area, she and her husband purchased land in 2000 and in less than one year, they built the hotel.


Conversations That Count - Donna Brazile

Donna Brazile at Women of Power 2018

Funky Fresh Spring Rolls founder, Tureman McGee is the 2017 Bronze FedEx Small Business Grant winner. Find out how you too can get money for your biz. https://smallbusinessgrant.fedex.com/

Black Girls Code Founder Kimberly Bryant talks about using tech to empower young women.

During the Black Panther release, the Oakland A's sponsored a screening that was showcased to 200 Oakland youth who otherwise may not have had the opportunity to view it. Before the film, there was a panel discussion moderated by the Oakland A's Vice President of External Affairs Taj Tashombe with participants that included Jason Mayden, co-founder of Super Heroic; Elisha Greenwell, founder of Black Joy Parade; Ashara Ekundayo, co-founder and chief creative officer at Impact Hub; Sequoia Blodgett, Tech Editor for Black Enterprise, and Devin Lars, CEO and founder of Kerieo Media.

Cartoonist, illustrator, and Afrofuturist Tim Fielder explains the history and significance of Afrofuturism and how it is portrayed in Marvel's "Black Panther."

JJ Johnson and Alexander Smalls talk about their new cookbook, Between Harlem and Heaven; their mentor-protégé relationship; and what they’ve learned about being entrepreneurs in the food industry.

Meet Kiki Ayers, a self-taught celebrity publicist and entrepreneur who was once homeless.

Billy Jones started his career marketing events of all shapes and sizes. Additionally, he worked as an A&R with John Monopoly on projects for Kanye West’s GOOD Music label. He also helped to brand 50 Cent, bringing them the technology to create thisis50.com, the 50 Cent social networking site. Shortly after Billy J was hired by Steve Rifkind as the VP of A&R for Rifkind's label SRC and the Director of A&R for Universal Republic Records. There, Jones ran the A&R dept along with running the creative for Mr. Rifkind's publishing company. After leaving universal, Billy started a new multimedia company where he has landed a major deal with Adam Levine and Interscope records.

Jessica O. Matthews is co-founder of "Uncharted Power", a company that makes energy-generating products. She raised $7 million in a series A financing round and became the 13th company with a black female founder to raise more than $1 million in outside investment. https://www.u-pwr.co/

Leandrew Robinson - Founder of HingeTo, a company that partners with Athletes to help them build their brands through retail and merchandising talks his partnership with business partner, Marshawn Lynch and his path to eCommerce success. https://www.hingeto.com/

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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.