In the News: CNN's 'Black in America' Special Airs Sunday; Haiti Demands Pay From U.N. for Cholera Outbreak and More - Black Enterprise
Black Enterprise Magazine July/August 2018 Issue

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  • ‘The New Promised Land: Inside Silicon Valley’ Premieres Sunday

In the fourth installment of CNN’s Black in America, special correspondent Soledad O’Brien explores the worlds of eight African-American entrepreneurs in the young, white, and male dominated world of Silicon Valley.

The previews alone have already sparked debate about the existing racial dynamics in the home of the world’s largest tech corporations.

The show premieres Sunday at 8 pm EST on CNN.

Read more at The Root…

Haiti Demands Pay From U.N. for Cholera Outbreak

The Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti has filed claims with the United Nations seeking damages on behalf of more than 5,000 Haitian cholera victims and their families.

The claims argue that the U.N. and its peacekeeping force are liable for hundreds of millions of dollars for failing to adequately screen peacekeeping soldiers.

Cholera has sickened nearly 500,000 people and killed more than 6,500 others since it surfaced in Haiti in October 2010, according to the Haitian Health Ministry. Evidence suggests that the disease was inadvertently brought to Haiti by a U.N. battalion from Nepal, where cholera is endemic.

The disease’s rapid spread throughout the country is primarily linked to  poor sanitation. The country now has the highest cholera infection rate in the world.

Read more at Yahoo! News…

Bravo Shatters Ratings Records withThe Real Housewives of Atlanta’

A record 2.9 million viewers watched Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta season four premiere on Sunday.

According to a press statement from Bravo, the episode was up 20 % in total viewers and 10% in the 18-49 demographic compared to the previous season’s premiere.

“Atlanta has the strongest version of the popular franchise, and…it doesn’t appear as though that’s changing,” said the Examiner.

Read more at The Grio…

 

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Sade K. Muhammad

Sadé Muhammad is a news intern at BlackEnterprise.com. Before Black Enterprise, she was a fashion writer for Jonesmagazine.com, blogger and research intern for Niaonline.com, and a marketing and web intern for WPVI-TV/6ABC in Philadelphia, PA. Sadé is a senior magazine journalism major and honors student at the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. With a passion for empowerment and solidarity among women of color, she is developing a print and online lifestyle magazine catering to this very audience for her senior thesis. When she’s not writing, she is talking fashion, travel, and Knicks basketball.


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