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Black Men XCEL: Our Movement To Advance Black Men

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In its second year, Black Men XCEL—affectionately known as BMX—is unlike any other event that focuses on the unique status of black men.

Meet the First Black Woman to Own a Male Professional Sports League in the U.S.

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Evelyn Magley has made history as the first African American woman to ever own a male professional sports league in the United States.

Blavity Founder Raises Over $6 Million in Funding

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Morgan DeBaun, the 28-year-old co-founder and CEO of Blavity, announced Friday that she raised $6.5 million in new funding led by GV.

WNBA Champ Lisa Leslie Speaks at National Basketball Retired Players Association Summit

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WNBA champion Lisa Leslie was recently a key panelist at the National Basketball Retired Players Association’s  (NBRPA) Annual Legends Conference, at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. NBRPA members and guests met for three days of collaboration, discussion, networking, and strategic planning.

T.I.’s Grand Hustle

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For those who think that the rapper T.I. (aka Tip) is just another hip-hop artist then those lyrics from his 2005 hit are most appropriate. The Grammy Award-winning artist, has spent the past 15 years building a sprawling, multimillion-dollar business empire.

First Black-Owned Alkaline Water Brand Sold at Walmart

Walmart is selling Live Alkaline Water and for the first time in history, a Black-owned bottled water brand is gracing its shelves. The 100% natural alkaline water was founded by Dr. Shalya Creer and Robert McCray whose family owned the spring for more than 100 years in North Carolina.


Stacey Abrams Campaigns to Make History in the South

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. Then, we talked celebrity publicist and author Terrie Williams, who is motivating women to power forward in mind, body and spirit. From there, we highlight Joi Gordon, CEO of Dress for Success. She explains the new opportunities her organizations give to women getting back into the workforce. And finally, we get a lesson in skin care with Seven Brown, the founder of Harlem Skin & Laser Clinic.

On this edition of Women of Power, we profile Ann-Marie Campbell, the executive vice president of U.S. Store operations ...

We profile Ann-Marie Campbell, the executive vice president of U.S. Store operations for the world’s largest Home Impr...

This week we get up close and personal with powerhouse investor and financial guru, Mellody Hobson. She shares her journ...

We get advice from one of the toughest women in the world, Super Middleweight boxer Clarissa Shields.

We hear Andrea Williams, the Commissioner of the Big Sky Conference. She shares how her administration is helping athlet...

This week we sit down with Gale King, senior voice president and Chief Administrative Officer, at Nationwide Insurance, ...

On this edition, we profile one of Hollywood's successful producers, Debra Martin Chase, who made history as the first A...

we feature Wonya Lucas, president and CEO of Public Broadcasting Atlanta. She offers advice for many women starting thei...

The airport isn’t simply a place where planes land and lift off. It is a bustling community where billions of consumer...

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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.


Musicians must heavily rely on show money and merchandise sales to pull in cash. Naturally, an artist like Nick Grant who is poised for worldwide success, must keep his head on a swivel when it comes to diversifying his portfolio. After all, music is a young man’s sport and eventually the goal is to move into other business ventures. 

Artist Nick Grant on Navigating A Career in the Business of Hip-Hop

Cryptocurrency and blockchain technology is the future of finance. Just last year, Bitcoin commanded headlines when its stock rose from less than $1,000 a share to more than $17,000 a share. Six years before that, one Bitcoin was worth less than a dollar. Those with a...

Why Cryptocurrency Has A Place In Hip-Hop

  It's that time for the kids to make a breakfast of burnt toast and runny eggs for dear ole' dad and serve it to him in bed. After the meal is consumed (or possibly hidden under the bed when the kids aren't looking), Dad is presented with a homemade card or...

The 18 Best Songs for a Father’s Day Playlist

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