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Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

Fortune 500 Company Corporate Board Diversity at All-Time High

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A new report from the Alliance for Board Diversity (ABD) and Deloitte, reveals that women and people of color represent 34 percent of all corporate board seats in Fortune 500 companies—placing board diversity at an all-time high. 

Amber Rose is Securing the Bag, Earning $2 Million A Year Off Instagram Alone

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In an interview with Van Lathan, Amber Rose claimed that she generates millions of dollars by sharing sponsored posts on Instagram.

UPDATE: Kentucky Airport To Be Renamed After Muhammad Ali

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Robert Holmes III says the opposition to renaming the airport boils down to race and Muhammad Ali’s outspoken political views against racism and war.

Tech Intersections: The Intersectional Tech Conference for ‘Womxn of Color in Computing’

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Tech Intersections, a tech conference for Womxn of Color in Computing, is an affordable conference for underrepresented womxn of color in technology to come together, share ideas, and learn from each other’s successes, challenges, and experiences.

The Government Shutdown May Destroy Many Black Businesses and Budding Entrepreneurs

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With the U.S. government reaching its longest shutdown ever, black businesses are among scores of American small businesses feeling the sting. One black small business owner, speaking on condition of anonymity, says the shutdown is hurting his business in many ways

Women of Power: Boss Women Giving Back to the Community

Before the year ends, we have to highlight a few boss women who have made 2018 an unforgettable year for everyday people who needed a helping hand. That’s right, we have had our eyes on these business owners and entrepreneurs who have committed random and generous acts of kindness!


Meet D1

There’s more to rapper D1 than his songs. He is a former teacher who has great advice about financing college.

Too much debt is the biggest threat to financial wellness. Financial motivator Ash “Cash” Exantus, Co-Founder and CE...

The family behind Harlem Haberdashery, the legendary New York City boutique known for its custom designs and hip-hop col...

Learn why having a spending plan—also known as a budget—is key to financial wellness and enables you to confidently ...

With over 2 million followers on Instagram, Rapper, Model and Actor Don Benjamin, explains what it's really like to beco...

Food and Lifestyle Blogger, Megan Hysaw, discusses how she executes her passion for the arts as a food stylist. Powered...

Model and Actor, Keith Carlos, discusses how he broke into the industry after overcoming extreme adversity. Powered by M...

Ilham Askia, Executive Director of Gideon's Promise, shares how she and her husband, Jonathan Rapping, launched the nonp...

Entrepreneur Tristan Walker talks about building a beauty brand for people of color on Black Enterprise's Our World TV s...

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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.


Career ownership is an investment, just like home ownership. Adopting the concept of career ownership will give you confidence, freedom and joy in knowing that you determine your career success.

How to Own Your Career in 2019

From early 401(k) plan withdrawals to not actively investing in stocks because it’s for “old white people,” studies show Millennials rank near or at the bottom when it comes to financial savvy. Here are the top three Millennials’ money mistakes.

[VIDEO] The Top 3 Millennials’ Money Mistakes

From 2007 to 2012, black-owned businesses in the US grew by 34% to 1.2 million, clearly demonstrating the trajectory of African American entrepreneurship. To keep that momentum going into the new year, here are four best business software tools for 2019.

4 Best Business Software Tools for 2019

Tis’ the season for identity theft, this is the time of year id theft rises, although your identity can be stolen at any time, you want to be more careful around the holidays. During the holiday season your credit & debit card transitions increase whether if its in store or online.

7 Signs of Identity Theft