In light of the global success of the Black Panther movie, actor Michael B. Jordan announced yesterday that he will be adopting “Inclusion Rider” for all future projects his production company, Outlier Society takes on.
It’s International Women’s Day (and Women’s History Month), which means that in addition to showing some extra love and support to the Women of Power in and around your circle, it’s a good time to binge on some enriching TED Talks by phenomenal influencers.
Melissa Harville-Lebron never thought that her entrepreneurial pursuits and ambitions would lead her to make history as the first African American woman to own a race team in NASCAR.
Interview With Black Girls Code Founder Kimberly Bryant
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.
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/
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.
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/
Jason Mayden - Founder of Super Heroic, a company that creates children’s play and sports clothing designed to entertain, delight and surprise every child talks about why he would rather create strong children than fix broken adults. Mayden is a former lead designer for Brand Jordan. https://superheroic.com/
Roshell Rinkins - Founder of Liquid Courage, a make-up brand that inspires women to be authentically bold talks supply chain and what makes a great cosmetic product. http://liquidcouragecosmetics.com/
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.
“It will never work out—that name, it’s just too raunchy.” That was the feedback Patrick Ali Glanville and Kristin Parker first received when they launched their online chocolate company, 3 Some Chocolates.
Danielle Poux is a pastry chef as well as the the founder and owner of Danielle’s Desserts, dessert cafés located in McLean, Virginia and in Washington, DC. The pastry-focused enterprise opened in April of 2010, and offers an array of “home-baked” Southern-style desserts.
Meet the Lucases: serial entrepreneurs who own 5 businesses and multiple real estate investments in order to provide a good life for their daughter, Ryann.
LawnTap is a tech startup that offers on-demand lawn care services. With the tap of a button, you have the power to get a vetted lawn…
“I made the recent trip to Tbsilibi, Georgia, to represent the U.S. Embassy for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.