Robert Smith, a Black American billionaire reportedly worth $2.5 billion
whose source of income is private equity, has agreed to foot the bill
for 24 Nigerian girls to receive an education at the American University
For entrepreneur Michael Dennis, it's all about family, football and of
course, his business, the Big Green Group (BGG). The environmentally
friendly telecommunications company based in Chester, NJ was recognized
late last year by insurance industry giant MetLife and the New York
According to online reports, Spelman College, Morehouse College and
Clark Atlanta are among the 24 schools selected by Lilly Foundation to
receive grants geared towards the improvement of employment rates.
Bounce TV, an African American broadcast television network, is
expanding into the movie streaming business. Brown Sugar, owned by the
company, will be like Netflix, but blacker; the streaming service will
host a plethora of Blaxploitation films from the 70s.
The Thurgood Marshall College Fund and Complete College America
announced a new partnership that will focus on boosting graduation
rates throughout the nation's black colleges, including Historically
Black Colleges and Universities and Predominately Black
Institutions. The announcement was made as part of CCA's 2016
Annual Convening of the Alliance in San Francisco.
New research from Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance (MassMutual) found
that nearly seven in 10 African Americans (71 percent) aged 45-60
currently do not have a will. Furthermore, nearly two in five (56
percent) surveyed revealed they have not documented important financial
BIG Innovation Center won the SBA Growth Accelerator Fund Competition
for the second year in a row and received a $50,000 prize from the US
Small Business Administration and its Agency Partners (NIH, NSF, DoED).
The Nat'l Black MBA Association and the Nat'l Society
of Black Engineers have struck a three-year strategic alliance
to promote STEM leadership among Black professionals. TNJ Senior Editor Sergie Willoughby caught up with NSBE Executive Director Karl W. Reid to talk about the industry and the partnership.