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Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

Michelle Obama’s ‘Becoming’ Is Already Making Book History


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In ‘Becoming,’ Michelle Obama finally takes back her life and tells her own story, transcending all labels and rendering all outside opinions moot.

Family Business: The Woman Behind the Akon Brand


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Khady Thiam Gueye is the sister to Akon Thiam, also known as superstar artist and disruptive entrepreneur, “Akon,” but that’s not all.

Study: Black Millennials Are More Religious Than Their Millennial Peers


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When it comes to religion, black millennials emerge above peers in their generation. In fact, based on several benchmarks, African American millennials are appreciably more religious than others in their age group.

Small Business Lessons From Tyler Perry


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One of the highlighted events of this year was the highly-regarded Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Summit. The event touted industry leaders, influential experts, and policymakers. Tyler Perry was on hand to provide valuable small business lessons.

Black Girl Travel Movement Takes Black Women Abroad to Heal


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Black Girl Travel Movement was created as a Facebook group to serve the travel industry for black women looking to go aboard and soon turned into a full-fledged business. The group was started in 2014 and since it’s inception has amassed a total of 22,476 ladies. 

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Success Beyond Bars: How Pigeonly Applies Tech Innovation to Connect Families with the Incarcerated

Frederick Hutson, the founder of Pigeonly, a data company that supports connections between those who are incarcerated and the outside world, talks to Black Enterprise.

BE’s Pitch competition has established the reputation of highlighting some of the top African American founders in the...

Technology that was once never seen outside of science fiction movies is here. Much of that technology—automated vehic...

Sports have gone digital. eSports is taking over arenas and these athletes and investors are making millions from the co...

Africa, West Indies, stand up! Hear from international tech influencers who are making waves and creating opportunities ...

Join us as we recognize the exceptional achievements and contributions of tech industry leaders, disruptors, and game-ch...

Cryptocurrency is more than a buzzword. Learn how it could be the missing piece to financing businesses in the black com...

While everyone is focused on the latest trends in tech, we have our eyes seton who’s got now. Shout out to Gen Z for b...

Diversity. Inclusion. Equity. Are these just corporate buzzwords, or are they really making a difference in hiring, rete...

These women are killin’ it in the digital space, making moves and names forthemselves. Learn what it takes to be a suc...

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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.

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One of the highlighted events of this year was the highly-regarded Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Summit. The event touted industry leaders, influential experts, and policymakers. Tyler Perry was on hand to provide valuable small business lessons.

Small Business Lessons From Tyler Perry