The Daughter of the First African-American to Build a Billion-Dollar Company Is Creating Opportunities for Black Boys

The Daughter of the First African-American to Build a Billion-Dollar Company Is Creating Opportunities for Black Boys

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[By Blair Walker] The phrase “There’s an app for that!” touches many facets of modern life, to include transportation, finance, communications and entertainment. Apps, or computer applications, typically flow from the fertile minds of young, white male coders. Microsoft founder Bill Gates’ software-writing prowess laid the foundation for a $508-billion corporation and helped revolutionize personal computing for billions of worldwide consumers (more…)
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Q & A with Mike Milken

Q & A with Mike Milken

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Financier Michael Milken – widely known as Mike – played a major role in the financial success of Reginald F. Lewis in 1987 by providing a $1 Billion guarantee of capital, which Mr. Lewis, then an unknown in high finance, used to qualify as a bidder on Beatrice International Food Company. Mike's investment bank, Drexel Burnham Lambert, was a minority shareholder in Mr. Lewis' TLC Beatrice International until TK year. “More importantly,” says Mike, “Reg and I became friends who shared a strong bond of trust and respect.” The story actually begins in 1965, two decades before they met. Mike was a student at the University of California, Berkeley, and returned on summer break to his home in Los Angeles. That August, riots erupted in the South Central LA neighborhood…
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