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Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

Thurgood Marshall College Fund Raises Over $5.6 Million for Black Students

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund anniversary awards gala raised over $5.6 million in one night to support HBCU students.

3 Lessons Startups Can Learn From Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley’s diversity problems are no secret.  So, of course, we don’t need to create a replica of the region known for producing some of the most innovative companies in the world. But there are still quite a few lessons startups can steal from the Silicon Valley framework.

How to Hustle with Your Heart

So much get lost in the everyday hustle of getting things done as a professional or business owner. That’s why it’s time to reevaluate the way that you hustle socially and emotionally to become more effective.

Want to Save Money on Car Insurance? Do Your Homework

For many Americans—black or white—car insurance is typically a big expense in any budget. However, a recent survey revealed that only 1 in 4 car insurance policyholders searched for a better deal in the previous year.

Akon’s Tech Utopia

In his breakout hit single “Locked Up,” hip-hop star, producer, and songwriter Akon Thiam sings “Freedom ain’t gettin’ no closer.” Yet, Akon’s philanthropic work and vision for an empowered African diaspora are all about freeing others from economic barriers and creating opportunities.

List of the Most Influential Blacks in Technology

Just who are among the most influential blacks in technology? The list presented here includes disruptors and more than a score of others representing a phalanx of CEOs, founders of ground-breaking enterprises, and corporate leaders who help drive the strategic direction at some of America’s most iconic tech companies.

BETV

Attorney-Turned-Beauty Entrepreneur Launches Innovative Makeup Brush for Women on the Go

Adiya Dixon-Wiggins talks to Black Enterprise about inventing the Yubi brush to simplify the makeup and make beauty less of a burden

While serving a prison sentence, Coss Marte developed a unique and effective exercise program without the need for any e...

Frederick Hutson, the founder of Pigeonly, a data company that supports connections between those who are incarcerated a...

BE’s Pitch competition has established the reputation of highlighting some of the top African American founders in the...

Technology that was once never seen outside of science fiction movies is here. Much of that technology—automated vehic...

Sports have gone digital. eSports is taking over arenas and these athletes and investors are making millions from the co...

Africa, West Indies, stand up! Hear from international tech influencers who are making waves and creating opportunities ...

Join us as we recognize the exceptional achievements and contributions of tech industry leaders, disruptors, and game-ch...

Cryptocurrency is more than a buzzword. Learn how it could be the missing piece to financing businesses in the black com...

While everyone is focused on the latest trends in tech, we have our eyes seton who’s got now. Shout out to Gen Z for b...

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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.

CONTRIBUTORS

One of the highlighted events of this year was the highly-regarded Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Summit. The event touted industry leaders, influential experts, and policymakers. Tyler Perry was on hand to provide valuable small business lessons.

Small Business Lessons From Tyler Perry