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Black Enterprise magazine January/February 2018 issue

Make More Money on Your Uber or Lyft Side Hustle With Mystro

There has been lots of controversy in the news about Uber and Lyft Drivers not being paid fair wages. And of course, many are becoming on-demand drivers as a side hustle. Mystro, an app that makes on-demand drivers more money, almost 30% according to their site,

Why Gentrified Neighborhoods Have Segregated Schools

I remember when the neighborhood was predominantly white, then changed to predominantly black. It’s still mostly black but a lot whiter than it used to be.

The schools, however, are still majority black.

Jay-Z Teaches Blue Ivy $19,000 Lesson in Shrewd Financial Savvy

Blue Ivy, the offspring of hip-hop and R&B royalty Beyoncé and Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter, set a bid at a recent auction that almost led to an investment to the tune of $19,000, and dad stepped in just in time to stop the purchase.

Meet Wacoinda: The Fastest-Growing Black Economic Group on Facebook

We’re a Facebook group that is centered around cryptocurrency and financial education that encompasses black wealth, power, and influence.  

Minorities, Women Take ‘Black Panther’ to 7th-Highest Grossing Film Record

Ryan Coogler’s ‘Black Panther’ continues to slay the box office, and it’s now set a record that has happened only twice before in the past 19 years, according to reports.

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.


Meet Dia Simms, the Woman Who Runs Diddy's Businesses

Dia Simms, president of Combs Enterprises, talks about the business of entertainment and learning from hip hop mogul P. Diddy.

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.

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.

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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.