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Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

How Jamila T. Davis Created a Platform To Elevate Incarcerated Women


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Ex-felon Jamila T. Davis founded the publishing company Voices International Publications to give a voice to incarcerated women. Here is her exclusive interview with Black Enterprise.

If Bennett College Loses Accreditation, A Door Shuts on Black Women’s History


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Bennett College for Women is on the brinks of losing its accreditation. I dare to say to what is happening at Bennett, beyond its financial state, is the result of what happens when people turn their backs on investing in black women.

Ensuring Those Who Can’t Hire a Private Lawyer Have The Best Public Defender


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Gideon’s Promise is an organization that seeks to reform the culture of the criminal justice system by transforming public defenders from dispirited cogs cutting plea deals and ensuring those who can’t afford a private lawyer have the best public defender.

5 Trends Companies Must Follow During the 5G Revolution


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In the main-stage session at the AT&T Business Summit, “Five Trends That Shape the Future of Digital Services,” renowned innovation expert Robert Tercek discussed how 5G will disrupt business at a much greater rate than the 2007 introduction of 4G.

Letitia James First Black New York Attorney General is Coming For Trump’s Neck — And His Family


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The incoming New York Attorney General revealed that she plans to ignite a fire under President Donald Trump and anyone in his camp who may have engaged in illegal activity within her jurisdiction once she steps into her new role next month.

Ultimate 2018 Buy Black Holiday Gift Guide

Black Enterprise presents the ultimate 2018 Buy Black Holiday Gift Guide. The listing includes the latest and vetted products and services from a wide-range of businesses from black-owned businesses including software, fashion and beauty products, food, tech, games, and so much more.

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.

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Ensuring Those Who Can't Hire a Private Lawyer Have The Best Public Defender

Ilham Askia, Executive Director of Gideon's Promise, shares how she and her husband, Jonathan Rapping, launched the nonprofit to train public defenders and ensure that all citizens regardless of their financial standing gain access to quality legal representation.

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

Ryan Wilson, co-founder and CEO of The Gathering Spot, says the private, invitation-only club housed in the jaw-droppin...

Angela Simmons stopped by Black Enterprise to talk about her new "Pressure Makes Diamonds" initiative, raising her son a...

In recognition of the long struggle to combat HIV/AIDS, we sit down with C. Virginia Fields, President and CEO of the Na...

How to know when you are ready to hire a financial pro, and what you need to ask to find the right one for you, with Gue...

Learn how gaining freedom from debt and controlling your spending forms the foundation for your financial wellness and w...

Learn why your feelings and relationship with money are bigger determinants of your sense of financial security than the...

Adiya Dixon-Wiggins talks to Black Enterprise about inventing the Yubi brush to simplify the makeup and make beauty les...

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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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