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Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

Meet the Black Pilot Teaching Kids How To Fly

Raymond Smith was afraid of flying until an unpredictable career move forced him to step out of his comfort zone and into an aircraft as which sparked his interest in becoming a pilot.

How to Keep Marketing Your Business During a Facebook Outage (Or Other Social Media Downtime)

What happens when there’s a Facebook outage (or other social media downtime) that prevents valuable users from accessing the platform, ultimately hindering them from stumbling upon your sponsored business posts?

While You’re Getting Paid for NCAA Brackets, A New Bill Proposes College Athletes Get Paid

While people are betting on NCAA brackets, Rep. Mark Walker introduced a bill that pressures the NCAA to allow student-athletes to profit off their own name, image, and likeness.

The Black Woman Who Helped Turn Trap Music Into A Museum

Antwanette McLaughlin is bringing trap music to life through 3D experiences and activations at the Trap Music Museum and Escape Room in Atlanta.

Google is Once Again Looking for Podcasters and Creators of Color for 2019

The Google Podcasts Creator Program, run by PRX, is back and is looking for its next round of participants. The goal of the program is to promote underrepresented voices.

Most Powerful Women in Corporate America

The 135 women on the roster make up our largest ever list of the crème of the crop of the most powerful black women in corporate America.They have succeeded by leading with performance, deeply understanding their company culture, deftly navigating the corporate landscape, and—above all—wisely wielding their power

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#Goals: How to Break Into Tech

Yes, there is a diversity problem in tech and discrimination does exist. But so does opportunity—lots of it—and you don’t need a computer science degree or technical background to get it, just a curious mind, a willingness to learn, a revamped résumé, and a seat in this session!

Learn how to interpret–and project—the unspoken postures, gestures and mannerisms that matter most as body language ...

Salaries, bonuses, benefits, raises, exit packages—whatever you’re facing, you may have more options and bargaining ...

In today’s climate, the male-female dynamic in corporate America may be more confusing and complicated than ever—eve...

Change and uncertainty are no longer isolated conditions, they are ever- present states of being that have come to defin...

Real talk from this panel of bright young corporate leaders on getting noticed, being heard, and gaining a seat at the t...

Elevate and expand your entrepreneurial mindset. Learn the essentials of transforming an idea into a successful business...

Becoming successful is one thing; building upon and sustaining it is another. In an intimate exploration of her career, ...

In the annals of leadership, there is no higher office than the president of the United States and perhaps no tougher mo...

Big takeaways from some of the boldest and most historic campaigns of our time. Meet the women who despite tough odds an...

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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 you trace all the way back to biblical days up until the 21st century, you will find that mentorship was the “secret sauce” for many who made extraordinary accomplishments. Here are five reasons why mentors matter.

5 Reasons Why Mentors Matter