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Largest Group Of African Americans Graduate From Coast Guard Academy

The largest class of African American graduated from the Coast Guard Academy on Tuesday in New London, CT. The 18 graduating men and women gathered around the Honor Wall, which is inscribed with the words, “Who lives here reveres honor, honors duty,”

It’s Official: Debra Lee Steps Down as President of BET

Debra L. Lee will no longer oversee daily responsibilities at BET. Scott M. Mills will succeed her position as president.

Trump Grants a Posthumous Pardon to Jack Johnson, Boxing’s First Black Heavyweight Champ

President Donald Trump granted a rare and historic posthumous pardon to Jack Johnson on Thursday, clearing the first African American heavyweight boxing champion of a racially-motivated conviction.

BE Modern Man: Meet ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ David Benoit

Meet David Benoit, part of the 2018 BE Modern Man cohort. The marketing professional says that authenticity and honesty, whether personally or professionally, are the biggest qualities he looks for in a person.

Attend the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit Courtesy of Nationwide

These are the Official Rules for the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit Promotion (“Promotion”).  The Promotion is administered by Black Enterprise (“Black Enterprise”).


Meet the 11-Year-Old entrepreneur and Activist Combating Homelessness in L.A.

Khloe Thompson, an 11-year-old activist and entrepreneur, stopped by Black Enterprise to talk about Khloe Thompson her organization Khloe Kares, which serves the homeless community in L.A.

On this edition of Women of Power, we talk to Stacey Abrams, who is on the verge of making history by becoming the first African American woman elected governor of Georgia. She tells us why she's running.

When 46-year-old Adam Pliska joined World Poker Tour as general counsel in the early 2000s, 87% of the gaming and entertainment brand’s revenues came from its television licensing fees. As the shows gained a national audience, online sites began subsidizing it. Three years later, the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 passed, which essentially gutted most of its sponsorship funds. Named the CEO of the company in 2009, Pliska had to change strategy and diversify the company’s revenue streams. Almost a decade later, Pliska has been responsible for the entire WPT portfolio, which includes live events, televised broadcasts, international expansion, strategic partnerships and the $35 million sale of the company in 2015. Under his leadership, the company has expanded to 70 events with a presence in more than 150 countries across five continents. In February, the board extended his tenure at the helm of the world’s most visible poker tournament company for four more years.

After leaving his mark in the world of hip hop and fashion, Jim Jones has ventured into sports business, announcing that he is a part owner of an American Arena League (AAL) football team.

Michelle Ebanks, president of Essence Communications, has her own essential advice toward prepping for a successful career.

Dorinda Walker, vice president of Cultural Insights & Activation at Prudential Brand Marketing and Advertising, shares her strategy to a successful career.

Brian Reaves, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer at Dell Technologies, offers his strategies to moving your career forward.

Ann-Marie Campbell, executive vice president of The Home Depot, helps you build a solid career with her strategies for success.

Orlando Ashford, president of Holland America Line, offers strategic advice to help you sail to your career destination.

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25 black women who are changing the world

Much has been written about 2018 being the year of the woman. Excuse us if we don’t get too excited. The extraordinary accomplishments of black women aren’t new. We didn’t arrive on the scene just now, and in 2019 we’re not going to fade back into the woodwork. Here are 25 black women who are changing the world.

Jesse Williams Addresses America at the BET Awards

Grey’s Anatomy actor and social activist Jesse Williams prophetically addressed America during his awards speech at the 16th annual BET Awards on June 26, at the Microsoft Theatre at L.A. Live. Presented with the Humanitarian Award by BET Chairman/CEO Debra Lee. Check out all of the latest content focused on the issues and topics important to black men.

Morgan State Awarded $750K in STEM Grant Funding

Morgan State University, a historically black college in Baltimore, has announced the award of a three-year $750,000 grant from Intel Corp. The grant is part of the Intel HBCU Grant program announced last month, which is part of the tech giant’s Diversity in Technology Initiative which began in January 2015. Be sure and catch up on all of the latest BE Smart content.


While this is out of the EU, it effects any business regardless of geographic location, as long as you do business with people based in the EU, and given the global nature of online and tech businesses this could mean big changes for almost every business. 

If your company provides goods and services, or data collection and monitoring of EU residence it now must be in compliance with these new regulations. Failure to comply can mean big dollars in fines up to 4% of your companies total global revenue, or as high as 20 million euros, which ever one is larger for serious violators of the law, which includes infractions such as, proper opt-in consent, responsible data transfer outside of the EU, cyber breach notifications.

Are you prepared for new GDPR laws? Here are 5 Ways to Do So