Devon Franklin is an ordained preacher, published author and recently
was promoted to vice president of production at Columbia Pictures—a
division of Sony Pictures Entertainment. Devon recently spoke with TNJ.com to discuss his new position at
Columbia while offering advice to young African American entrepreneurs.
In 2011, 50 Cent (Curtis James Jackson III) announced the debut of his new energy drink, SK (Street King). It was developed by the musician and
businessman to not only pump up his own bottom line, but also raise
money for starving populations in Africa. He is now seeking business partners from Africa to be sole distributors of SK.
Reality show stars come and go. But the winner of season four of “The
Apprentice,” Dr. Randal Pinkett, has proven to have staying power.
Pinkett, who is chairman and CEO of national consulting firm BCT
Partners, has just landed two billion-dollar contracts.
Cathy Hughes is the all-American success story. Through hard work
and determination, she overcame severe financial constraints and founded
the media company Radio One, Inc, the largest African-American owned
and operated broadcast company in the United States.