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Rise of the Rest Seed-Funding Partner Talks Becoming a Venture Capitalist

“I think there are two main routes in venture capital or private equity, but I want to emphasize that these aren’t the only paths,” says venture capitalist David Hall.


Meet Kenneth Worles Jr., part of the 2018 BE Modern Man cohort. He runs a communications firm that has supported political campaigns and organizations from Washington, D.C., to Oakland, California.

4 Building Blocks for Developing Your Unique Value Proposition

Whether you’re trying to convince an interviewer to hire you or market your products or services, a compelling unique value proposition can set yourself apart from the competition and seal the deal for a new opportunity. Here are four ways to create and communicate your value proposition.

26 Year-Old Nigerian-American Real Estate Entrepreneur Has Closed Over $3 Million In Real Estate Deals

At just 26, Victor Bomi, founder and CEO of ATLCO Real Estate Inc. has now closed over $3 million worth of real estate acquisitions in the Atlanta area and with its partnership with E&E Capital Management, manages more than $25 million in real estate assets.

Black-Owned Startup Offers Virtual Reality to Event Planners

Michael Purnell believes the "best seat in the house" for the next concert or event can literally be in your own home. His company, Sievent, uses virtual reality to help event planners market events, and give customers a 360-degree view of the latest events from the...


Barb Whye On Intel’s Diversity and Inclusion Progress

Intel not only leads in tech innovation; the chipmaker also leads in making Silicon Valley more inclusive. Intel’s Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Barbara Whye delves into Intel’s unique D&I strategy.

Khloe Thompson, an 11-year-old activist and entrepreneur, stopped by Black Enterprise to talk about Khloe Thompson her organization Khloe Kares, which serves the homeless community in L.A.

On this edition of Women of Power, we talk to Stacey Abrams, who is on the verge of making history by becoming the first African American woman elected governor of Georgia. She tells us why she's running.

When 46-year-old Adam Pliska joined World Poker Tour as general counsel in the early 2000s, 87% of the gaming and entertainment brand’s revenues came from its television licensing fees. As the shows gained a national audience, online sites began subsidizing it. Three years later, the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 passed, which essentially gutted most of its sponsorship funds. Named the CEO of the company in 2009, Pliska had to change strategy and diversify the company’s revenue streams. Almost a decade later, Pliska has been responsible for the entire WPT portfolio, which includes live events, televised broadcasts, international expansion, strategic partnerships and the $35 million sale of the company in 2015. Under his leadership, the company has expanded to 70 events with a presence in more than 150 countries across five continents. In February, the board extended his tenure at the helm of the world’s most visible poker tournament company for four more years.

After leaving his mark in the world of hip hop and fashion, Jim Jones has ventured into sports business, announcing that he is a part owner of an American Arena League (AAL) football team.

Michelle Ebanks, president of Essence Communications, has her own essential advice toward prepping for a successful career.

Dorinda Walker, vice president of Cultural Insights & Activation at Prudential Brand Marketing and Advertising, shares her strategy to a successful career.

Brian Reaves, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer at Dell Technologies, offers his strategies to moving your career forward.

Ann-Marie Campbell, executive vice president of The Home Depot, helps you build a solid career with her strategies for success.

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25 black women who are changing the world

Much has been written about 2018 being the year of the woman. Excuse us if we don’t get too excited. The extraordinary accomplishments of black women aren’t new. We didn’t arrive on the scene just now, and in 2019 we’re not going to fade back into the woodwork. Here are 25 black women who are changing the world.

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.


While this is out of the EU, it effects any business regardless of geographic location, as long as you do business with people based in the EU, and given the global nature of online and tech businesses this could mean big changes for almost every business. 

If your company provides goods and services, or data collection and monitoring of EU residence it now must be in compliance with these new regulations. Failure to comply can mean big dollars in fines up to 4% of your companies total global revenue, or as high as 20 million euros, which ever one is larger for serious violators of the law, which includes infractions such as, proper opt-in consent, responsible data transfer outside of the EU, cyber breach notifications.

Are you prepared for new GDPR laws? Here are 5 Ways to Do So