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On the Green: 33 Conversation Starters for Networking while Golfing

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For many people the idea of golfing can be intimidating because of the elite nature and history of the game. But time spent on the green has proven to be one of the best places for people to network and do business. Some even refer to the golf course as the executive playing field.

U.S. Navy Lifts Ban on Dreadlocks and Other Hairstyles

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The U.S. Navy has ended a long-standing hair policy that critics say unfairly targeted women of color in the service.

Marvel Set to Launch Comic Book Series Dedicated to Shuri

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Everyone’s favorite Wakandan nerd Shuri will grace the pages of her own comic book. In a press release, Marvel revealed that the comic book based on the “Black Panther” character will launch in October.

AT&T Diversity Chief: “Diversity Means Creating a Culture”

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In edited excerpts from this exclusive interview, Anthony shares how the application of AT&T’s Diversity & Inclusion Best Practices advances innovative problem-solving, supplier diversity, race relations, and corporate leadership.

Black-Owned Cosmetics Line, Pat McGrath Labs, Said To Surpass Kylie Jenner’s In Valuation

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Black-owned makeup line Pat McGrath Labs recently secured a $60 million deal from New York-based investment firm Eurazeo Brands, bringing its valuation to $1 billion and surpassing that of Kylie Jenner’s cosmetics company (valued at $800 million).

First Black-Owned Alkaline Water Brand Sold at Walmart

Walmart is selling Live Alkaline Water and for the first time in history, a Black-owned bottled water brand is gracing its shelves. The 100% natural alkaline water was founded by Dr. Shalya Creer and Robert McCray whose family owned the spring for more than 100 years in North Carolina.


Terminal Traffic: Setting Up Shop at the Airport

The airport isn’t simply a place where planes land and lift off. It is a bustling community where billions of consumer dollars are spent every year. Retail space is precious and winning a spot is super competitive. How can you gain access to this rapidly expanding market space? This session’s panelists provide a detailed look at the decision-making process and share strategies to help African American entrepreneurs land concession contracts. Expect to learn everything from closing the deal to operation success.

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The adage “the more you know” has taken on a different meaning in this new era of information. There is simply so mu...

You’re off to a great start, but now how do you manage your company’s growth? Learn how you can take your company fr...

Large corporations spend literally billions of dollars with small vendors each year. That means someone’s life is goin...

oin us for a spotlight on the brothers behind Charlotte’s No Grease! Barbershop, followed by a conversation with speci...

Cryptocurrency is the new language of exchange and investment but for the moment, at least, maybe it’s a language you ...

You’re often the CEO—Chief Everything Officer; but that’s not ideal. If you’re looking to start or reignite your...

There's money to be made in the cannabis industry, but the legalities of doing so remain tricky. You'll want to be well ...

Find out how these entrepreneurs used multiunit franchising to build business empires.

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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.


Musicians must heavily rely on show money and merchandise sales to pull in cash. Naturally, an artist like Nick Grant who is poised for worldwide success, must keep his head on a swivel when it comes to diversifying his portfolio. After all, music is a young man’s sport and eventually the goal is to move into other business ventures. 

Artist Nick Grant on Navigating A Career in the Business of Hip-Hop

Cryptocurrency and blockchain technology is the future of finance. Just last year, Bitcoin commanded headlines when its stock rose from less than $1,000 a share to more than $17,000 a share. Six years before that, one Bitcoin was worth less than a dollar. Those with a...

Why Cryptocurrency Has A Place In Hip-Hop

  It's that time for the kids to make a breakfast of burnt toast and runny eggs for dear ole' dad and serve it to him in bed. After the meal is consumed (or possibly hidden under the bed when the kids aren't looking), Dad is presented with a homemade card or...

The 18 Best Songs for a Father’s Day Playlist

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