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Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

Fashion House Prada Brings in Ava DuVernay to Help with PR Damage Control

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After facing recent backlash over selling monkey-faced keychains that many saw as a emulating historically racist blackface, Prada is attempting to do public relations damage control by aligning itself with one of Hollywood’s most powerful black women, Ava Duvernay. 

Report: Queen Latifah Plans to Build Affordable Housing in Newark

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The multi-faceted Queen Latifah is said to be entering the real estate market. is reporting that rapper-turned-movie-star is planning a $14 million dollar project to build affordable housing in her hometown of Newark.

Black Enterprise Returns To Charlotte With An Event To Move Black Businesses ‘FWD’

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The premier summit for black entrepreneurs and black businesses will return to Charlotte it has been transformed into a new, tech-driven event under the banner, FWD.

Serena Williams Serves Up Another Directorship: She Joins Poshmark’s Board of Directors

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Serena Williams is flexing her influential muscles by adding another directorship under her belt—she has joined the board of directors of online social retail and reselling platform, Poshmark. This is Williams’ second directorship

When the Killer Is Not So Silent

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Black Enterprise mourns the loss of journalist Chana Garcia. In 2009 she wrote about her fight against ovarian cancer and educated black women about the disease.

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!


Black Enterprise Summit Returns To Charlotte In 2019

In announcing earlier this week that its premier summit for African American entrepreneurs will make a return engagement in Charlotte, BLACK ENTERPRISE President and CEO Earl "Butch" Graves, Jr. told an audience of business owners, corporate leaders and government officials it has been transformed into a new, tech-driven event under the banner, FWD.

As you know, black entrepreneurs face tough challenges when it comes to acquiring capital to grow their business. If you...

Kerby Jean-Raymond, talked about the partnership between his menswear label Pyer Moss and Hennessy on a capsule apparel ...

400 years after the first African were brought to the shores of America, Virginia former Governor L. Douglas Wilder pays...

Award-winning film producer DeVon Franklin opens up about his new book, "The Truth About Men," and his new film project ...

Establishing and maintaining a cash emergency fund, with an amount equal to six months up to a year’s worth your annua...

Black Enterprise's legendary Entrepreneurs Summit, the premier conference for black entrepreneurs and black business own...

Little Madysen gets real about buying black products from black-owned businesses.

With TV One launching a new network, CLEO TV, Michelle Rice, General Manager of TV One, sits down with Black Enterprise ...

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

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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.