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Black Harvard-Bound Student Tweets Cheeky Response to White, Obnoxious ‘Educator’

Using a little cheeky humor, Harvard-bound high school senior Drake Johnson of Marina, California, shot back at an obnoxious tweet questioning his acceptance to the storied Ivy League school.  

Most Credit Card Companies Will Get Rid Of Your Fees If You Simply Ask

A new survey by CreditCards.com found that most major credit card issuing company will reverse or reduce a late fee, or your annual fees, if you simply ask.

Wharton Named the World’s Best Executive MBA Program

Wharton, which recently announced a historic collaboration with Morgan State University, a historically black college in Baltimore, outranked the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan Business School, which came in second; and London Business School’s EMBA program, which ranked third on the prestigious list.

More Mortgage Loans Being Approved, But Blacks and Hispanics Still Likely to Be Denied

There is bittersweet news on the home loan approval front for African Americans, a new report reveals.
Mortgage loans are denied at the lowest rate in the past 20 years, but a stark divide remains between potential home buyers of different racial groups, according to online real estate firm Zillow.

The Inside World of Black Sports Agents

The Shadow League, is launching a fascinating series that profiles some of the most successful black sports agents in the industry. The series looks at these agents’ career wins as well as the challenges that stem from being a person of color in a predominately white field. 


Vice Chairman and Managing Director at Morgan Stanley, Carla Harris, on Why Being Good at Your Job Isn't Enough

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.

Orlando Ashford, president of Holland America Line, offers strategic advice to help you sail to your career destination.

Seni Sulyman, a Harvard University graduate turned down an offer from Google to move back to Nigeria. Today, he is the Country Director for Andela, a tech talent accelerator with an admission rate less than 1 percent, is turning everyday Africans into software developers.

Meet Melissa Harville-Lebron, the first African American woman to solely own a race team licensed by NASCAR, stopped by Black Enterprise to talk about her journey into motorsports and making history.

Richelieu Dennis, founder and CEO of Sundial Group and Essence Ventures, highlights his three career advice to help you shine in your career..

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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.