Steve Jobs Passes Away at 56 - Black Enterprise
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

Apple Computers co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs died yesterday, October 5, 2011, after a long fought battle with a rare form of pancreatic cancer (pancreatic neuroendocrine). The news broke late last night, just a day after Apple made announcements about upcoming software upgrades and product releases. This was the first major press conference since Jobs stepped down as CEO and Tim Cook took the reigns of the technology company.

Over the course of his career, Jobs proved time and time again to be an innovator, responsible for changing the way the world interacted with technology, listened to music and used a lowercase “i.” Under his helm, Apple became a world leader in technological advancements and introduced us to iTunes, the iPod, the iPhone and iPad, among numerous other game-changing products. For his entrepreneurial spirit, vision and overall contributions to our everyday lives, Jobs will be missed but his legacy will live on for generations to come.


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Anslem Samuel

Anslem Samuel, Senior Producer, has been a culture critic and entertainment journalist for over 10 years. After a four-year stint as Culture Editor at The Source, the New York native became the founding Editor-in-Chief of The Ave, an independent quarterly publication that combined entertainment, social issues and politics. From there, he served as the Senior Editor for XXL magazine for three years before moving up the ranks to Digital Content Director for Also heading up an award-winning relationship blog, he now brings his lifestyle expertise to