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The Obamas Finalize Multiyear Deal To Produce Films And Shows For Netflix

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Although details of the deal is still under wraps, Netflix said that the former couple have signed a multi-year agreement to produce films and series to be made available on the streaming platform to its nearly 118 million global subscribers.

Diddy Pays $21 Million for Painting By Black Artist: Here are 9 Tips On Collecting Art for Average Folks

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The news just broke that P. Diddy paid $21 million for a painting by 62-year-old African American artist  Kerry James Marshall. The purchase is said to be the highest ever for artwork by a living artist and the most expensive work created by a black artist. Here’s how you can collect.

The Hairbrella Is A New Way to Protect Your Hair From the Rain

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Meet Tracey Pickett. She is a young entrepreneur whose company has created the Hairbrella, an innovative way to protect hair and makeup from getting ruined in inclement weather. Think of a rain hat for your hair, but the company stresses that "this is not your...

Multicultural Professionals Challenge Silicon Valley to Build Diverse Workforce

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There has long been a conversation in Silicon Valley in regards to not just hiring more diverse candidates but, actually retaining the talent. BeVisible’s #BeWokeSF, a conference in the Bay Area took place challenging Silicon Valley to do more than just hit certain diversity numbers.

Could This Be The Only Black-Owned Trampoline Park?

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Gravity Indoor Trampoline Park is a black family-owned entertainment indoor park. Trampoline parks have exploded into a $1-billion industry with upwards of 700 parks globally. The family saw a unique opportunity to provide this fun experience for people in their community.


Meet Adam Pliksa, the 46-year old CEO of World Poker Tour who wants to “make the world safe for poker.”

When 46-year-old Adam Pliska joined World Poker Tour as general counsel in the early 2000s, 87% of the gaming and entertainment brand’s revenues came from its television licensing fees. As the shows gained a national audience, online sites began subsidizing it. Three years later, the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 passed, which essentially gutted most of its sponsorship funds. Named the CEO of the company in 2009, Pliska had to change strategy and diversify the company’s revenue streams. Almost a decade later, Pliska has been responsible for the entire WPT portfolio, which includes live events, televised broadcasts, international expansion, strategic partnerships and the $35 million sale of the company in 2015. Under his leadership, the company has expanded to 70 events with a presence in more than 150 countries across five continents. In February, the board extended his tenure at the helm of the world’s most visible poker tournament company for four more years.

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.

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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.


While this is out of the EU, it effects any business regardless of geographic location, as long as you do business with people based in the EU, and given the global nature of online and tech businesses this could mean big changes for almost every business. 

If your company provides goods and services, or data collection and monitoring of EU residence it now must be in compliance with these new regulations. Failure to comply can mean big dollars in fines up to 4% of your companies total global revenue, or as high as 20 million euros, which ever one is larger for serious violators of the law, which includes infractions such as, proper opt-in consent, responsible data transfer outside of the EU, cyber breach notifications.

Are you prepared for new GDPR laws? Here are 5 Ways to Do So