In a climate of race and gender storms, much of it driven by political
discourse, a quiet one is brewing in the emerging cannabis industry,
which recorded $6 billion in sales during 2015. Women Grow, a national networking and educational organization for
cannabis industry leaders with chapters in 40 cities, contends that
women have the “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” to shape this nascent
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
RLJ Entertainment has formed a strategic partnership with
AMC Networks. The
partnership builds on each company's long track-record of successfully
developing high-quality content for targeted audiences and capitalizing
on new technology and changing viewing habits to make that content
available to consumers.
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.