The Biggest Black Business and Other News This Week
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

Just in case you’ve missed some of the news content we published this week, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a roundup of some of the biggest black business stories on BlackEnterprise.com

  • Intel Corp. announced the appointment of Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, a medical doctor and professor to its board of directors.
  • Jay-Z invests in the Promise app that helps people pay bail.
  • This app will help you make more money on your Lyft and Uber side hustle.
  • A week after Michael B. Jordan announced he was adopting the “inclusion rider” in all future projects that his Outlier Society production company takes on, two of Hollywood’s most powerful actors say they are also adopting the diversity clause.
  • Thanks to his early investment in Ring, Nas will reportedly earn $40 million when Amazon finalizes the $1.1 billion acquisition of the smart doorbell security company.
  • Trevor Edwards, Nike’s No. 2 who many thought would take over as CEO when Mark Parker retires in 2020 resigns, amid workplace misconduct investigation. 
  • An Arizona woman becomes the first fatality of autonomous vehicles in the United States.
  • A new poll by the Small Business Majority found that birth control and reproductive rights are key to black women’s entrepreneurial success.
  • Meet Wacoinda, the fastest-growing black group focused on economics in the black community.
  • Black Panther is still selling out and breaking records.

Minorities, Women Take ‘Black Panther’ to 7th-Highest Grossing Film Record

 

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Adedamola Agboola

Adedamola Agboola is a digital reporter at Black Enterprise Magazine. Previously, he was a multimedia reporter for Blank Slate Media covering the villages Roslyn and Manhasset for the Manhasset Times and Roslyn Times. Before that, he was a reporter with Norwood News, a biweekly community newspaper covering the neighborhoods of Norwood, Bedford Park, Fordham and University Heights. He is from Nigeria.


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