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Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

TECHNOLOGY

Akon’s Tech Utopia

Akon’s Tech Utopia

In his breakout hit single “Locked Up,” hip-hop star, producer, and songwriter Akon Thiam sings “Freedom ain’t gettin’ no closer.” Yet, Akon’s philanthropic work and vision for an empowered African diaspora are all about freeing others from economic barriers and creating opportunities.

In his breakout hit single “Locked Up,” hip-hop star, producer, and songwriter Akon Thiam sings “Freedom ain’t gettin’ no closer.” Yet, Akon’s philanthropic work and vision for an empowered African diaspora are all about freeing others from economic barriers and creating opportunities.

List of the Most Influential Blacks in Technology

Just who are among the most influential blacks in technology? The list presented here includes disruptors and more than a score of others representing a phalanx of CEOs, founders of ground-breaking enterprises, and corporate leaders who help drive the strategic direction at some of America’s most iconic tech companies.

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CONTRIBUTORS

One of the highlighted events of this year was the highly-regarded Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Summit. The event touted industry leaders, influential experts, and policymakers. Tyler Perry was on hand to provide valuable small business lessons.

Small Business Lessons From Tyler Perry