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Black Enterprise Magazine January-March 2019 Issue

Cultivating a Legacy: GFive Co-Founder Talks Why More Black Entrepreneurs Should Get Into Cannabis Growing


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The GFive staff, which includes Smith’s wife, Maribel, his business partner, Shawn Holman, and their sons, celebrated their first cannabis crop in February after embarking on a four-year process to get their cannabis cultivation business up and running. They’ve been going full steam ever since.

Study: Cannabis Can Reverse the Aging Process in the Brain


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As if marijuana users needed another reason to smoke a joint, a new study reveals that Cannabis may actually reverse the aging process in the brain.

Black Cannabis Business Owners, Pioneers, and Trailblazers to Celebrate on 4/20


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The cannabis industry is filled with lucrative opportunities as public policy and popular opinion shift towards marijuana reform and prohibition. Here’s a roundup of black entrepreneurs and trailblazers paving the way in cannabis culture and profiting from the “green rush.”

Magic Johnson Joins Ice Cube’s Bidding Group to Acquire Sports Networks From Disney


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Magic Johnson has joined rapper and entrepreneur Ice Cube’s underdog bid to acquire 21 regional sports networks from Walt Disney Co.

Rapper and Fyre Festival Co-Founder Ja Rule Reportedly in Tax Trouble


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Rapper and Fyre Festival co-founder Ja Rule reportedly owes the IRS more than $2 million in back taxes on liens over the course of a decade.

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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For the Record, Jemele Hill Is Unbothered and Has a New Spotify Podcast

Jemele Hill stopped by Black Enterprise to give us an inside scoop on her new Spotify podcast, “Jemele Hill is Unbothered”. During the one-on-one sit down, she talks all things career moves, securing the bag, and how to take a just stance no matter your industry or career level.

In this video interview, Laila Ali opens up about her father, legendary boxer Muhammed Ali, how she feels about her kids...

Fawn Weaver, CEO, Co-Founder and Chief Historian of Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey, discusses how the brand celebrates th...

Yes, there is a diversity problem in tech and discrimination does exist. But so does opportunity—lots of it—and you ...

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

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

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

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...

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

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