Motivation from Jesse Jackson, angel investing advice from Daymond John, tech startup tips from Angela Benton and social media branding techniques from Hajj Flemings—these are just a few of the entrepreneur experts who were on-hand at the 2012 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference this year! In case you missed it, check out our videos from the event with interviews that help small business owners THINK BIG. SEE VIDEOS
The Williams brothers’ story is one of countless examples from NFTE’s files that beg the question: If entrepreneurship education can create jobs, encourage students to stay in school, and provide economic rescue for people in our low-income communities, why aren’t we teaching it in every high school in America? READ MORE
Oscar-nominated actor Glenn Close is known for her roles in movies like Fatal Attraction and Air Force One and now the hit TV show Damages. But she’s also playing a more prominent role raising awareness about mental illness.
She was inspired by her sister Jessie Close, who lives with bipolar disorder, as well as her nephew Calen Pick, who has schizo-affective disorder. READ MORE & LISTEN
Two years later, and our Editors’ Choice set-top box Apple TV ($99, 4 stars) is back, and it’s new and improved. Those improvements are very, very slight, but they still count. The 2012 model is pretty much identical to the old one in size, shape, features, and its $99 (list) price tag. For a full rundown of every nook, cranny, and function of the Apple TV , our review of the last iteration of product still applies here. An overhauled iOS-like interface gives the Apple TV a fresh menu system, but that’s available to last-gen Apple TV owners through a software update. Still, the new model supports 1080p video and keeps its under-$100 price, so it retains its Editors’ Choice crown. READ MORE
Necessary Roughness returns for its second season on Wednesday June 6 at 10/9 on USA Network. Playing the Hawks’ wide receiver Terrence “TK” King, Mehcad Brooks took some time on the Atlanta set to talk to us about the challenges TK will face after getting shot last season, how the shooting will affect TK’s relationships with Dr. Dani and Nico, his personal experience with PTSD, and more.. READ MORE