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Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

Tyler TV may be coming to a television set near you (Image: Getty)

Lionsgate May Launch ‘Tyler [Perry] TV’

As if Tyler Perry hasn’t already etched his name across Tinseltown, the multi-talented media mogul may soon follow in the footsteps of his dear friend Oprah Winfrey and launch his very own cable network, tentatively called Tyler TV.

Read more at HuffPost Black Voices…

Stocks End Sharply Lower Amid Fears About Europe

For yet another day, the stock market swung back and forth with ranges of hundreds of points.

After sweeping declines on Monday were followed by huge gains on Tuesday, stocks on Wall Street finished steeply lower on Wednesday as each of the three main indexes dropped more than 4 percent. Wednesday’s trading completely wiped out the gains of the previous day in the broader market as measured by the Standard & Poor’s 500 index.

Read more at the New York Times

Police Force Beefs Up in London

In an effort to end the city’s worst rioting in a generation, London’s Metropolitan Police Service said Tuesday it would flood the streets with 10,000 more officers in addition to the 6,000 already on patrol.

Read more at USA Today

Charles Gittens, First Black Secret Service Agent, Dies

Charles L. Gittens, who in 1956 became the first black Secret Service agent, has died. He was 82.

Read more at the Associated Press…

How Students Use Technology

It’s clear that today’s students rely heavily on electronic devices even when they’re not incorporated in the classroom. In one survey of college students, 38% said they couldn’t even go 10 minutes without switching on some sort of electronic device.

Read more at Mashable…

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