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Black Enterprise magazine September/October 2017 issue

Why We Should All #TakeAKnee And Stand Up For Net Neutrality

Rolling back net neutrality protection would widen the digital divide, putting communities of color at a severe disadvantage.

Otha T. ‘Skip’ Spriggs III is the Executive Leadership Council’s New President and CEO

Spriggs is a human resources executive and industry veteran. He is leaving his current position as senior executive vice president and…

More Black Men Need to Earn College Degrees

But what about black women? As it turns out, black women are earning more college degrees (as are women in general). But because fewer black men are earning degrees, the imbalance is affecting all kinds of things, like black marriage rates, economic inequality, and lower wealth attainment.

Omarosa to Step Down From Trump’s White House

Former reality star-turned-White-House-official Omarosa Manigault Newman resigned Tuesday after nearly a year of working for the Trump administration.

Report: Blacks in Boston Have a Median Net Worth of $8, Whites Have $247K

The Boston Globe’s “Spotlight” investigative team conducted an in-depth study that quantified the impact racism has had on black Bostonians. The results were alarming.


3 Game-Changing Career Moves From Most Powerful Exec Xavier Williams

Xavier D. Williams has emerged as one of AT&T’s high-impact players and risen to join the ranks of the 2017 BLACK ENTERPRISE Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America


12 Days of Legacy: Maxine Waters

In honor of the upcoming 2018 Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit, past Legacy award winners will be featured. Maxine Waters was the Legacy award winner in 2006. Register now and find out more about the Women of Power Summit.

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.