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.
More than a tree is growing in Brooklyn. Childhood friends Emaus
Santiago and Darryle Hawes are building their company, Remixed In
Brooklyn, Inc. into a major force in the tech world. Remixed in Brooklyn
is an innovative product design firm that seeks to mesh technology and
Strive Masiyiwa, the telecom tycoon from Zimbabwe who in November made Forbes’ list of Africa’s 40 Richest, recently accepted an honorary degree from Morehouse College. In 1998, he founded Zimbabwe's largest mobile phone company, which later earned him about $280 million.