The Biggest Black Business and Other News This Week

If you’ve missed some of our biggest business stories this week, we’ve got you. Here’s a roundup of some of the biggest stories Black Enterprise covered last week:

  • After a 14-year bid at San Quentin, he is now coding apps for Mark Zuckerberg’s foundation.

  • Scholly held its first Scholarship Summit where they housed Chicago public school juniors and seniors and spread the word about the millions of dollars in scholarships offered through the platform.
  • Michael B. Jordan has teamed up with Brisk Ice Tea to provide emerging urban-based artists with the opportunity to collaborate with and be mentored by industry leaders.
  • After losing over 100 pounds, Charity Lynette will be launching a new show called What’s In Your Basket? on kweliTV and other streaming services in March.
  • The five most influential entrepreneurs at the intersection of music and tech.
  • Meet Renae Bluitt, the founder of Crush Media and creator and executive producer behind the film She Did That, a cinematic project, featuring the story behind New York Times best-selling author, Luvvie Ajayi; the founder of Carol’s Daughter, Lisa Price; Tonya Rapley, a millennial entrepreneur and financial educator; and Melissa Butler, founder of the beauty startup The Lip Bar.
  • Love comic books? Well, read about the business of black comic books.
  • Launched by Opportunity Finance Network (OFN), Venturize allows small business owners to make an unbiased comparison of loan options and learn about different types of loans and different types of lenders.
  • Billionaire Robert Smith’s three most important things to leave behind for your children.