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The People Who Argue Against Education Have All Been Educated

There’s some discussion about whether or not college—even all of education—is worth it. The only problem is, the people insisting that it isn’t have all been educated! And most of them send their kids to school.

Why Now Is the Time to Get Ready for 2019 Goals

There is no doubt that you kicked off 2018 with a set of specific goals to accomplish by Dec. 31. Short-term goals, those that you want to achieve this year, are very important to outline. But what about what you want long-term? Now is the time to get ready for 2019. 

Morgan State, Wharton School Announce First-of-its-Kind Collaboration

The Morgan State University Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management and The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania have announced a collaboration that focuses on faculty and student academic programming.

Cultivating a Legacy: GFive Co-Founder Talks Why More Black Entrepreneurs Should Get Into Cannabis Growing

The GFive staff, which includes Smith’s wife, Maribel, his business partner, Shawn Holman, and their sons, celebrated their first cannabis crop in February after embarking on a four-year process to get their cannabis cultivation business up and running. They’ve been going full steam ever since.

The Re-segregated South: K-12 Integration Is Losing Ground

Large school districts across the South, some of which had been successfully integrated for years after they were created in response to the Brown ruling, have begun splintering into smaller segments. Wealthier, whiter communities are detaching from poorer ones, concentrating both wealth and poverty.


Rapper Jim Jones Becomes Minority Football Owner

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.

Seni Sulyman, a Harvard University graduate turned down an offer from Google to move back to Nigeria. Today, he is the Country Director for Andela, a tech talent accelerator with an admission rate less than 1 percent, is turning everyday Africans into software developers.

Meet Melissa Harville-Lebron, the first African American woman to solely own a race team licensed by NASCAR, stopped by Black Enterprise to talk about her journey into motorsports and making history.

Richelieu Dennis, founder and CEO of Sundial Group and Essence Ventures, highlights his three career advice to help you shine in your career..

Gale King, executive vice president and Chief Administrative Officer for Nationwide, insures you have a successful career with her strategic advice.

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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.