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Obama Foundation To Train 200 Emerging African Leaders

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The Obama Foundation, will be training leaders across Africa who work in government, civil society and the private sector. The training will continue for another year in which participants are provided with online resources that include training and webinars from industry experts.

Google and Walmart Award $5 Million Grant to Innovators In Workforce Development

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Google is partnering with Walmart to award a $5 million grant to three leading nonprofit organizations testing solutions in reskilling the American workforce and matching those skills to roles.

Black-Owned Vegan Company Uses Amazon to Grow their Business

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Amazon’s algorithm ensures companies with the best products have a chance to rise to the top. With 70% of the over 1,200 verified purchasers giving the product a 5-star rating, Tellis and Cook have been able to get their product, VeganSmart into the hands of the people who can benefit from it.

Henry Louis Gates Jr. Awarded the 2018 Creativity Laureate Prize

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Henry Louis Gates Jr. was recently honored with the Creativity Laureate Prize, an esteemed award for the world’s most talented creatives and thought leaders. 

A.I. Video Depicting Barack Obama Shows Dangers of Fake News

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The video serves as a PSA on how A.I. can be used to promote misinformation, slander, fraud, and misrepresentation, and it urges, through its example, consumers to be discerning about the sources from which they are getting information and the factual nature of information shared online.


Rapper Jim Jones Becomes Minority Football Owner

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..

Gale King, executive vice president and Chief Administrative Officer for Nationwide, insures you have a successful career with her strategic advice.

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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.