#Hussle101: Millionaire Talk


Stephen A. Smith’s Most Controversial Public Comments

Controversy sells—and oftentimes it pays—a lot. Stephen A. Smith, an ESPN sports journalist known for his provocative commentary, is a prime example. On Thursday, it was reported that Smith is on track to becoming the highest paid TV personality on the ESPN network. The 51-year-old syndicated talk show host has a current contract that is…


Tapped to Sit on Fed Board, Herman Cain Straddles Fence Between Business Success and Political Controversy

Perhaps no other black business person stirs up more polarizing debate than Herman Cain. The former head of Godfather’s Pizza, stepped into the political limelight in 2011 when he announced his candidacy as the Republican presidential nominee. That effort was thwarted by a series of sexual harassment allegations against Cain. Yet, he has re-emerged on…


Arvin Jones Accepts 2019 NSBE Lifetime Achievement in Industry Award

At the National Society of Black Engineers’ (NSBE) 45th Annual Convention held in Detroit, General Motors’ Arvin Jones received the 2019 NSBE Lifetime Achievement in Industry Award. The manufacturing executive director for Propulsion Systems and Casting Operations was able to retire from GM after 42 years of dedicated service. During his time at the company, Jones…


Beyonce’s 2019 Boss Moves

Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter has proven time and time again that there is nothing that she cannot do. At 37 years old, the multifaceted entertainer has earned 23 Grammy wins, the 2019 Vanguard Award at the GLAAD Media Awards with her husband Sean “Jay-Z” Carter, and her second Entertainer of the Year Award at this year’s…


Celebrating The Culture: Banning Negative Music.


How I Revisited the Last Moments of Martin Luther King’s Life

When I agreed to travel to Jackson, Tennessee, to speak to students, faculty, staff, and community members at their Inaugural Leadership Conference, little did I know what was in store. In addition to the warm reception, the local news coverage, and the camaraderie from my longtime friend Dr. Logan Hampton, the president of HBCU Lane College, revisiting…


Big Sean Gives HBCU Students an Opportunity to Participate in Entrepreneurship

Detroit native Sean “Big Sean” Anderson announced a team of five students from Florida A&M University as the winners of Moguls in the Making, an entrepreneurship competition created by Motor City-based Ally Financial in collaboration with his Sean Anderson Foundation, and The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF). What did the team propose? A concept to…


5 Things You Didn’t Know About Chicago’s First Black Woman Mayor, Lori Lightfoot

A black woman makes political history again: On Tuesday, Lori Lightfoot became Chicago’s first black woman mayor. Lightfoot achieves another milestone as the first openly gay mayor of a large city. The Chicago mayoral race was closely watched around the country. There were two black women in the race—Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle—in a political battle…


McDonald’s Celebrates Black Excellence Through New ‘Black & Positively Golden ‘Campaign

McDonald’s USA rolled out its largest campaign in 16 years targeting African American consumers on Friday. The new campaign, titled “Black & Positively Golden,” aims to uplift black communities and inspire excellence through education, empowerment, and entrepreneurship. It also replaces the McDonald’s 365Black platform, which began in 2003. The campaign launched in partnership with YWCA…