October 20, 2018
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Black Enterprise Mag Extends
Technology Coverage

(New York, NY)  —This year BLACK ENTERPRISE has intensified its editorial coverage of science, technology, engineering, and math—known collectively as STEM. In May, BLACK ENTERPRISE moves this coverage forward with “The Transformers,” in which Small Business Editor Tennille M. Robinson shines a spotlight on a savvy group of young professionals and entrepreneurs who exemplify the immediate and future opportunities for minorities in these key fields. It’s crystal clear that the recovery and long term growth of the American economy will be heavily dependent on advancements in these areas—which represent many of the nation’s highest-paying jobs and greatest opportunities for the BE Next generation, ages 21 to 35. In fact, those working in STEM industries earn about 70% more in wages than the national average.  With a 22% employment increase in science and technology projected by 2014 (that’s 2.5 million jobs!), our cover story reveals a new crop of business leaders who are redesigning the business landscape through the creation of new sectors and the modernization of old-time industries.  (Pg. 84)   


BLACK ENTERPRISE continues its STEM coverage with “Where the Jobs Are” in biotechnology and life sciences.  If you’re looking for opportunities in this growing sector, BE breaks down the basics to kick-start your job search in a wide variety of areas, including research and development, regulatory affairs, safety, stem cells, genetics, and pharmaceuticals. (Pg. 50)


Recently, Oklahoma City-based asset management firm FaithShares Advisors L.L.C. unveiled the first Christian exchange traded funds (ETFs).  These newly fashioned vehicles screen out companies that engage in businesses that Christians might find objectionable while also taking into account a company’s treatment of their employees, its environment policies, and its corporate governance issues.  The question is whether a movement toward mixing religious commitment and investing will catch on with African Americans.  In “Does God Have a Place in Your Portfolio,” BE examines the trends, exposes the pitfalls, and names the top-performing faith-based stock mutual funds. (Pg. 31)


Until recently, owning a home was the wealth-building move. These days, many homeowners are contending with more mortgage than the home is worth, joblessness, and other financial challenges and deciding to simply walk away from a dream home turned nightmare. In the states hardest hit by the mortgage crisis (Arizona, California, Florida, Nevada, and Michigan), mortgage holders have an average of 40% negative equity and no clue whether their homes’ values will ever fully recover. It’s no wonder that 26% of U.S. foreclosures are estimated to be strategic defaults. In “Don’t Walk Away,” BE urges distressed homeowners to consider the consequences of such a drastic move and offers alternatives to abandonment.  (Pg. 72)


Depression is a debilitating medical condition that affects blacks like no other group. Stymied by fear of stigmatization, mistrust of health professionals, financial constraints, and the lack of access to appropriate healthcare, blacks tend to quietly carry the burden of depression. Left unchecked it can affect much more than your mood—it can ruin your health. In “The Walking Wounded,” BE details the devastating impact depression can have and how to find help. (Pg. 76)


The May 2010 issue of black enterprise magazine is on newsstands now.



black enterprise, your ultimate source for wealth creation, is the premier business, investing, and wealth-building resource for African Americans. Since 1970, be has provided essential business information and advice to professionals, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, and decision makers. Every month, black enterprise magazine provides 4.3 million readers with information on entrepreneurship, careers, and financial management. A multimedia company, be also produces television programming, business and lifestyle events, Web content, and digital media. black enterprise is the definitive source of information for and about African American business markets and leaders, and the authority on black business news and trends.




Andrew Wadium

Media Relations Director


(212) 886-9598







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