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Black Enterprise magazine September/October 2017 issue

‘Black Panther’ Star Michael B. Jordan Teams Up With Brisk Iced Tea to Empower Urban Creatives

Brisk, a billion-dollar iced tea beverage brand owned by PepsiCo, announced the launch of the Creators Class program in partnership with Michael B. Jordan to provide emerging artists in urban areas with the opportunity to collaborate with and be mentored by industry leaders.

Base Ventures and Boston Celtics Jaylen Brown Bring Tech Hustle to All-Star Weekend

The invite-only event was brought to Los Angeles this past Saturday during All-Star Weekend and was what many called, a complete success.

Fitness Trainer Using This Black Streaming Platform to Grow Her Brand

Curvy Chic Fitness CEO and ‘What’s In Your Basket’ host Charity Lynette and kweliTV CEO DeShuna Spencer share tips for entrepreneurs and content creators in the streaming business.

Are African Board Games a Key to African Excellence?

Last week I wrote about research that shows that African immigrants are more highly educated than native-born Americans. Now I wonder if one reason for their propensity toward success is their cultural and historical use of board games.


BE The Code: Leandrew Robinson

Leandrew Robinson - Founder of HingeTo, a company that partners with Athletes to help them build their brands through retail and merchandising talks his partnership with business partner, Marshawn Lynch and his path to eCommerce success. https://www.hingeto.com/

Jason Mayden - Founder of Super Heroic, a company that creates children’s play and sports clothing designed to entertain, delight and surprise every child talks about why he would rather create strong children than fix broken adults. Mayden is a former lead designer for Brand Jordan. https://superheroic.com/

Julian Eison - Founder of Eison Triple Thread, an Honest Luxury fashion house that produces made-to-measure menswear talks about why technology is imperative when providing men with a custom wardrobe solution. https://eisontriplethread.com/

Roshell Rinkins - Founder of Liquid Courage, a make-up brand that inspires women to be authentically bold talks supply chain and what makes a great cosmetic product. In addition to being a founder, Rinkins also works full time as Global Supply Manager ofProcurement, at Apple. http://liquidcouragecosmetics.com/

Rapper Jim Jones stopped by Black Enterprise to talk about his latest business ventures outside of music.

Entrepreneur and Winemaker Phil Long gives us a look into his business Longevity Wines and what it takes make an award-winning wine.

Kemberley Washington sits down for an interview with the first female Mayor of New Orleans, LaToya Cantrell.

A look at Stephanie Caudle's journey in San Francisco as winner of Black Enterprise and Hiscox's 2017 Small Business Pitch Competition.

A snippet from Alisa Gumb's interview with 2018 Women of Power Legacy Honoree, Carmen de Lavallade.

Sights from the largest diversity case competition

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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.