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The New York Times Pays Tribute to Overlooked Black Women Who’ve Made History


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The New York Times launched a new series to pay tribute to black women who, despite their amazing contributions and success, were blatantly omitted from the publication’s obit pages at the time of their deaths.

Black-ish Creator Just Signed a Deal with Netflix and Insiders are Saying It’s Worth $100 Million


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Black-ish creator Kenya Barris just entered into a multi-year deal to create a new series exclusive to Netflix, according to a press release on Netflix’s website.

You Can Now Attend New York University School of Medicine Completely Free of Charge


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The news is shaking up the education world: New York University School of Medicine just announced that all current and future medical students can attend without paying a dime in tuition. 

Pack Your Bags and Head to Black Men XCEL


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We’re just two weeks away from the Black Men XCEL Summit! And with all of the activities that we have planned for you ladies and gentleman we want to make sure that you are comfortable at each and every one of them.

Couple Launches Sensual Subscription Box Service


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Studies have shown that a lack of focus on intimacy at home and in business can lead to a decrease in emotional intelligence,  leadership, product design, customer service and self care. It’s a vicious cycle, but one entrepreneur is looking to help end it by thinking inside the box, the subscription box, that is. 

First Black-Owned Alkaline Water Brand Sold at Walmart

Walmart is selling Live Alkaline Water and for the first time in history, a Black-owned bottled water brand is gracing its shelves. The 100% natural alkaline water was founded by Dr. Shalya Creer and Robert McCray whose family owned the spring for more than 100 years in North Carolina.

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Principled Entrepreneurship Awardee Ben McFarlin Advances Blockchain Bail Reform with Help Bond Me

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Filmmaker Spike Lee opens up about his new film, Blackkklansman, and why he offered the leading role to John David Washi...

Meet Tyler Mitchell, the black photographer hand selected by Beyoncé to shoot her cover portrait for Vogue's September ...

The airport isn’t simply a place where planes land and lift off. It is a bustling community where billions of consumer...

Enough with the cat videos and birthday memes. If the world is going to be on social media, you want to find out how bei...

The adage “the more you know” has taken on a different meaning in this new era of information. There is simply so mu...

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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.

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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.

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