In the News: Jay-Z Makes ‘Brooklyn Nets’ Announcement; Wangari Maathai Dies at 71 and More - Black Enterprise
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter announced Monday that the Nets will be called the Brooklyn Nets (Image: File)

  • Jay-Z Makes ‘Brooklyn Nets’ Announcement

Jay-Z announced Monday morning that the Nets will be called the Brooklyn Nets when the team moves from New Jersey to its new home next fall at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Read more at Huffington Post…

  • Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai Dies at 71

Wangari Maathai, the Kenyan environmentalist who began a movement to reforest her country by paying poor women a few shillings to plant trees and who went on to become the first African woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize, died here on Sunday. She was 71.

The cause was cancer, said her organization, the Green Belt Movement. Kenyan news outlets said that she had been treated for ovarian cancer in the past year and that she had been in a hospital for at least a week when she died.

Read more at the New York Times

  • President Obama Gives Fiery Speech at CBC

Check out Obama’s speech at the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Foundation’s Annual Phoenix Awards Dinner on Saturday evening:



  • Obama Takes Questions on Economy at LinkedIn Townhall

President Obama continued to push his economic agenda on the road Monday during a townhall meeting sponsored by LinkedIn, where he took questions from the audience as well as members of the online jobs-forum.

Read more at the Washington Post

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