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NJ Pathmark Shooter’s Identity Revealed as Terence Tyler

Tyler, who killed two employees, was a former Marine

Tyler, who killed two employees, was a former Marine

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Evelyn Lozada Says She’s ‘Afraid,’ Chad Johnson ‘Needs to Get Help’

Reality star says estranged husband needs 'help'

Reality star says estranged husband needs ‘help’

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Stevie Wonder on Frank Ocean: ‘People Think They’re Gay, They’re Confused’

The Motown legend shared his thoughts on homosexuality

The Motown legend shared his thoughts on homosexuality

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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3 Must-Have Election-Tracking Tools

Stay in the know with these three resources

With the 2012 presidential election fast approaching, here are three political tools that will keep…

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Intern Chronicles: Senior Gears Up to Take on the News Industry

Building a solid body of experience, Ryan Arrendell stays on the grind

Ryan Arrendell, a journalism student at Northwestern University, build up a solid body of experience,…

By Dominique Hobdy

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Tyrese Gibson on Filmmaking and Picking Up Where Jodeci Left Off

'Baby Boy' has his eye on making moves behind the camera

From ‘Baby Boy’ to behind the scenes–Actor and singer Tyrese Gibson talks about moving behind…

By Shydel James

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Writer Danyel Smith Pens Obit to Rap Mogul Chris Lighty

Former editor of Billboard, Vibe remembers hip-hop friend

Former editor of Billboard, Vibe remembers hip-hop friend

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Anti-Obama Signs In Massachusetts Stir Controversy

Ads targeting the president take anti-ad campaigns to new lows

Ads targeting the president take anti-ad campaigns to new lows

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Melissa Harris-Perry’s New Orleans House Destroyed by Hurricane Isaac

The MSNBC host says home was her 'dream'

The MSNBC host says home was her ‘dream’

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Randy Jackson is Out as ‘American Idol’ Judge

Show's favorite is set to leave judge's seat to serve as mentor

Show’s favorite is set to leave judge’s seat to serve as mentor

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Taking The Leap From Corporate Lawyer To Private Practice

NYC lawyer left prestigious firm to tackle the field of law on his own

NYC lawyer left prestigious firm to tackle the field of law on his own

By Ricardo Bernard

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Next Generation of Blacks On Wall Street

Loop Capital is helping young professionals break into the lucrative investment banking business

Representation of African-Americans and Hispanics in the investment banking community remains miniscule at…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Preview Our World: All Access Interview with Ledisi

Also: Singer/songwriters Wyclef and Ne-Yo, Actor Jeffrey Wright and filmmaker Robert Townsend are among the stars at the Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge

Host Marc Lamont Hill chats with Grammy-nominated artist Ledisi and other stars at the Black…

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RNC Coverage: Mitt Romney Says ‘I Wish Obama Would’ve Succeeded’

Presidential nominee gives speech at Republican National Convention

Presidential nominee gives speech at Republican National Convention

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Gabby Douglas Told to Get a Nose Job by Gym Staffer

The 'golden girl' said she was told her nose was not flat enough

The ‘golden girl’ said she was told her nose was not flat enough

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Oprah to Co-Host ‘Good Morning America’ in Robin Roberts Absence

Talk show Queen to join stellar list of guest co-hosts

Talk show Queen to join stellar list of guest co-hosts

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Black CNN Camerawoman Talks About Peanut Throwing Incident

Patricia Carroll said there weren't many black people at the convention

Patricia Carroll said there weren’t many black people at the convention

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Why One Techie Went Tweet for Tweet with the Former Queen of Daytime TV

Digital diva Dr. Goddess shares her opinion on why mainstream media needs to tune into Black Twitter

Dr. Goddess took to the Twitterverse to share her thoughts on “Oprah’s Next Chapter,” and…

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Intern Chronicles: Graduate Finds Career Clarity and True Purpose

Former financial services intern decided to take another route

Howard University graduate Moriah Thomas, candidly talks about her journey to realize her true career…

By Dominique Hobdy

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Twitter Reacts To The Death Of Hip-Hop Manager Chris Lighty

The web reacts to the shocking news of Lighty's death

The web reacts to the shocking news of Lighty’s death

By Black Enterprise

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Legendary Hip-Hop Manager Chris Lighty Found Dead

Reports on Twitter claim the music industry manager is dead

Reports on Twitter claim the music industry manager is dead

By Black Enterprise

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5 Steps to Go from Small to Big Business

Take a cue from this strategy to expand your vision and success

Construction industry powerhouse Marjorie Perry shares strategy for expanding your vision and your small business.

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Brooklyn Politician Calls Neighborhood, “Negrohood” In Email

Primary candidate Ben Akselrod called the term a typo

Primary candidate Ben Akselrod called the term a typo

By Black Enterprise

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Dr. Ian Smith’s New Book Reveals ‘The Truth About Men’

What did Dr. Ian Smith say is the biggest physical turn-off for men?

Dr. Ian Smith uses statistics, interviews and analysis to reveal the inner-workings of the male…

By Starrene Rhett

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Olympian Gabby Douglas Set To Launch A Gymnastics Tour

The tour begins September 8th in San Jose, California

The tour begins September 8th in San Jose, California

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19th Annual Black Enterprise/Pepsi Golf & Tennis Challenge Kicks Off

The annual business-meets-leisure event is off to a sizzling start

The 2012 Black Enterprise/Pepsi Golf and Tennis Challenge is here! Hundreds of executives, entrepreneurs, artists,…

By Mia N. Hall

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Michelle Obama Tells Letterman She ‘Tends Not To Watch’ RNC

First lady won't be watching Republican convention

First lady won’t be watching Republican convention

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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GLAAD Calls for More LGBT Diversity on TV Networks

Gay and lesbian advocacy group calls for more minority portrayals

Gay and lesbian advocacy group calls for more minority portrayals

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Obama Defends Welfare Policy Against Republican Accusation

President goes after Romney pollster Neil Newhouse over controversial comments

President goes after Romney pollster Neil Newhouse over controversial comments

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Before Expected Release of New Gen iPhone, Cash In Your iPhone 4S

Apple adds the iPhone 4S to its online trading program “Reuse and Recycle”

With the highly-suspected release of the iPhone 5 around the corner, Apple has reportedly added…

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Out Sick: 5 of the Most Bizarre Excuses

Managers and professionals talk eyebrow-raising reasons for absences

Managers and professionals recall the most creative— and sometimes embarrassing— reasons employees cite for being…

By Aisha M. Taylor

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Condoleezza Rice: United States’ Voice Muted Under Obama

Former secretary of state criticizes president's foreign policy record

Former secretary of state criticizes president’s foreign policy record

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Blacks With College Degrees Live Longer

Study reveals blacks with college degrees have higher life expectancy

Study reveals blacks with college degrees have higher life expectancy

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Push for More Investment in Minority Entreprenuers Emerges

Silicon Valley looks to diversify pool of black and Latino-owned companies

Silicon Valley looks to diversify pool of black and Latino-owned companies

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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UBR Spotlight: SoBran Inc. CEO Amos Otis

More on the entrepreneurs, business strategies and economic news on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable: BE 100s company CEO Amos Otis, business and…

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David Chalian Says Romney Doesn’t Mind ‘Black People Drowning’, Fired by Yahoo

News correspondent apologizes for 'thoughtless joke'

News correspondent apologizes for ‘thoughtless joke’

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Ohio Governor: ‘Blacks Can Come From The Streets And Own Businesses’

The Ohio governor is no stranger to controversial comments

The Ohio governor is no stranger to controversial comments

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Google Unveils Enterprise-Friendly Features for Its Apps Users

The Internet company is rolling out new business features for users with customizable versions of the platform

Nearly a year after Google allowed Apps customers access to Google +, check out the…

By Janel Martinez

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Entrepreneurship On The Rise For Jobless Black Graduates

Lack of jobs has forced unemployed graduates to create their own companies

Lack of jobs has forced unemployed graduates to create their own companies

By Black Enterprise

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Sherman Hemsley’s Body Still Frozen, Not Buried Weeks After Death

When will he finally be laid to rest?

When will he finally be laid to rest?

By Black Enterprise

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3 Ways Freelancers Can Upgrade Their Value

Make yourself competitive and set better rates

Here’s how freelancers can set a rate that is competitive and make a good living…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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50 Cent Partners With Young African Entrepreneurs

Rapper looks for distributors in different African countries

Rapper looks for distributors in different African countries

By Black Enterprise

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Intern Chronicles: Student Takes Leap Into Luxury in the Fashion Capital

Victoria Adesanmi got prime opportunity in highly competitive retail market

Victoria Adesanmi relocated to New York to pursue an opportunity to intern for Henri Bendel,…

By Dominique Hobdy

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Black CNN Camera Operator Belted With Peanuts At RNC

The two attendees were thrown out by security

The two attendees were thrown out by security

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Protect Your Child from Back-to-School ID Theft

Disclosing sensitive information could place your child in danger of being victimized by an identity thief.

Disclosing sensitive information could place your child in danger of being victimized by an identity…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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RNC Coverage: New Jersey Gov Chris Christie Rallies Republicans

New Jersey governor calls for conservative takeover

New Jersey governor calls for conservative takeover

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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RNC Coverage: Artur Davis Commits Verbal Assault on Obama

Former Democrat blosters his support for Mitt Romney

Former Democrat blosters his support for Mitt Romney

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Many Small Biz Owners Plan to Watch Convention Coverage

Survey reveals biz owners will be glued to convention TV coverage

Survey reveals biz owners will be glued to convention TV coverage

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Gym Denies Gabby Douglas’ Claims Of Racism, Bullying

Excalibur Gymnastics says it did not 'knowingly' mistreat Douglas

Excalibur Gymnastics says it did not ‘knowingly’ mistreat Douglas

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Small Biz Owners: Need Access to Capital and Networking Opportunities?

Nonprofit organization seeking applicants for educational, matchmaking program

Nonprofit organization seeking applicants for educational, matchmaking program

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With 140 characters or less, social media regulars receive the latest deets on everything from the advertures of their favorite celebs to up-to-the minute info on their close friends’ whereabouts to a blow-by-blow account of the Arab Spring. But Twitter is more than a news feed, it's also a professional tool, and following people who interest and inspire you can enhance your college experience. Instead of only following your celeb obsessions or BFFs, try useful college resources, prominent organizations and established leaders. To help you get started for back to school season, BE On Campus correspondent Damaris Skelton highlights 9 Twitter accounts that will help   keep college students in the know. Let us know your  favorite Twitter account (on or off this list) below!

InstaEDU Allows Students to Schedule Particular Tutors and Lessons

Online tutoring site announces plans to expand its offerings

Online tutoring site InstaEDU, which made a name for itself offering students on-demand tutoring, announced…

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Congressional Black Caucus Pens Letter To Artur Davis

Democrat turned Republican politician is in the hot seat

Democrat turned Republican politician is in the hot seat

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Jennifer Hudson To Appear on Oprah’s Next Chapter

Tearful singer addresses tragic murders of family

Tearful singer addresses tragic murders of family

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Intern Chronicles: Media Student Expanded Success Second Time Around

Sekou Bah went back for more learning and experience--- and got it

Intern Sekou Bah expanded his network and experience by returning to BET’s New York marketing…

By Dominique Hobdy

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#GT2012: Meet The Reigning Champions of The Golf & Tennis Challenge

Winners of the coveted Purple Jacket include a teen prodigy, a Super Bowl champion, a corporate league team captain and a tennis association president

A golf prodigy, Super Bowl champion, corporate league team captain, and tennis association president go…

By Mia N. Hall

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Oprah Tops Forbes’ Highest-Paid Celebrity List

Media mogul earns $165 million, tops list for fourth consecutive year

Media mogul earns $165 million, tops list for fourth consecutive year

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Is This Michelle Obama Magazine Cover Racist?

Magazine cover shows the first lady naked in slave garb

Magazine cover shows the first lady naked in slave garb

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Will.i.am’s New Song to Debut from Mars

“Reach for the Stars” will be the first song to play from another planet

NASA has arranged for will.i.am’s latest tune to make its debut from space on Tuesday.…

By Janel Martinez

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Cool Jobs: Best-Selling Duo Infuses Love in Urban Thrillers

Couple JaQuavis and Ashley Coleman collaborate for street lit hits

JaQuavis and Ashley Coleman, both 26, are the youngest black co-authors to make two appearances…

By Jamie Harrison

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U.S Soldiers Caught Stockpiling Weapons To Assassinate Obama

Four Georgia soldiers created an anarchist militant group

Four Georgia soldiers created an anarchist militant group

By Black Enterprise

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Morris Brown College Files for Bankruptcy

College files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy to avoid foreclosure

College files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy to avoid foreclosure

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Gabby Douglas Tells Oprah She Was Bullied, Called ‘Slave’

The young Olympic gold medalist says she almost quit gymnastics

The young Olympic gold medalist says she almost quit gymnastics

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Camden To Disband Police Department

One of country's most dangerous cities to lay off 270 officers

One of country’s most dangerous cities to lay off 270 officers

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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NAACP Urges Police to Stop Macing Students

The nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization advises police to ban the use of mace and develop reasonable policies

The NAACP responds to notice that law-enforcement in Birmingham have used compromising strategies with over…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Dreadlocks vs. Corporate America: Real-Life Stories of Making the Choice

Two professionals stood by their hairstyles --- with no regrets

These two professionals decided cutting their hair to conform to Corporate America standards just wasn’t…

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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10 Productivity-Enhancing Apps for High School Students

With numerous tech tools at their disposal, here is a list of educational apps that…

By Janel Martinez

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Intern Chronicles: Newbie Discovers Promising Career Path

Young professional gains understanding and respect for government work

Sharing his experience for Intern Chronicles, Cameron Weathers was a newbie intern for the City…

By Dominique Hobdy

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Robin Roberts to Begin Medical Leave Friday

The “GMA” coanchor, who is fighting rare blood disorder MDS (myelodysplastic syndrome), will begin medical leave on Friday

Robin Roberts announced Monday she will begin her medical leave after Friday’s show.

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7 Unusual but Awesome Science and Tech Jobs

Cool and creative STEM careers

Here are some creative— and unusual— options for those seeking to work in the STEM…

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Survey Reveals New Technology is a Better Return on Investment than New Employees

Report: Tech Jobs Are Top Picks Among Young Professionals

Web and computer companies hold top attractive job traits

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Young people and tech go together like peanut butter and jelly. They…

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Usher’s Ex-Wife Tameka to Appeal Custody Decision

Scorned mother claims judge was biased

Scorned mother claims judge was biased

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Anti-Obama Documentary Earns Big at Box Office

Conservative film grosses $9.1 million domestically

Conservative film grosses $9.1 million domestically

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Will ‘A Different World’ Make Its Return to TV?

Show's producer Debbie Allen eager for reunion

Show’s producer Debbie Allen eager for reunion

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Poll: Obama, Romney In Tight Race Among Likely Voters

A CNN presidential poll shows uncertainty among voters

A CNN presidential poll shows uncertainty among voters

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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#GT2012: Golf Apparel CEO Anthony Shareef Hits The Sweet Spot

Founder of the first black-owned golf apparel manufacturer talks the business of golf and why he's attending the Challenge for the 12th time.

Engineering a plan to work full time in the industry of the sport he loved…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Tameka Loses Court Battle, Usher Gets Primary Custody

Singer gets custody of two young sons

Singer gets custody of two young sons

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Consistency will seal the deal  

Bloggers, you want to make sure the brand you’d like to work with knows this is more than a hobby; hence, it starts with consistency. Create a content calendar. While you will have your franchise-styled content running regularly, be flexible as opportunities for impromptu stories always arise. If you are going to be traveling, schedule posts to go live in your absence. Brands want to know you’re not going to let the ball drop.

Tech Startup GREX Creates Perfect Match Between Employers and Candidates

Atlanta-based business provides insider insight to both companies and job seekers

Tech entrepreneurs James Augustus, Jr. and Kyle Bailey founded GREX, a startup focused on matching…

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Afro-Punk Festival Returns for 8th Year of Rock, Food and Fun

Co-producer Matthew Morgan talks black cultural movement

BlackEnterprise.com talks with Afro-Punk’s co-producer, Matthew Morgan, about the festival’s long-running success and the unique…

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Yandy Smith: Getting Back on the Grind After Giving Birth

Star manager returns to boss moves after welcoming baby Omere

Yandy Smith, entertainment manager and ‘Love & Hip Hop’ star, talks returning to business after…

By Yandy Smith

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Joy Rohadfox Paves Her Own Lane in Construction Industry

Atlanta entrepreneur talks business strategy and success

President of Atlanta’s Rohadfox Construction Control Services Corp. (RCCSC), leads as a power player in…

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Survey: Minority Employment Up in Radio and TV

More media jobs in South and West than in Northeast, Midwest

The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTNDN) reports more minorities working in radio and television…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Erykah Badu, Janelle Monae To Perform at Afro-Punk Festival

Performers headline free concert line-up

Performers headline free concert line-up

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Newark Mayor Cory Booker for New Jersey Governor?

Charismatic Newark mayor sets eyes on 2013 Governor's race

Charismatic Newark mayor sets eyes on 2013 Governor’s race

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Free!! Books of the Week – Summer Reads 2 (Week 12)

Delve into the summer with these tantalizing reading selections. Visit our BE Rewarded site to enter.

We are veering away from our traditional business books once again to present some relaxing…

By Sasha King

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FDIC Director Looks to Boost Small Biz Lending

Finance programs aimed at helping entrepreneurs to think like a banker

FDIC Director Sarah Thompson talks about finance programs aimed at helping entrepreneurs to think like…

By Alan Hughes

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Preview Our World: Rev. Jesse Jackson Talks Politics and the Continued Fight for Civil Rights

Marc Lamont Hill interviews Rev. Jackson on politics, the ongoing struggle for human rights, and…

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Michelle Obama Lets Move Project Large

Michelle Obama to Promote Health Initiative on Dr. Oz

First lady continues trail to end childhood obesity

First lady continues trail to end childhood obesity

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Lil’ Wayne’s “I don’t like New York” Comment Angers Senator

State senator demands apology from rapper

State senator demands apology from rapper

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Dunkin' Donuts Customer Freaks Out Over Not Getting A Receipt

Dunkin Donuts Sued for Discrimination

Dunkin Donuts sued for discrimination

In a suit filed against Dunkin’ Brands in New Jersey former owners, Reggie and Amy…

By Sasha King

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Hampton University Business School Bans Dreadlocks

Dean says dreadlocks aren't professional in the workforce

Dean says dreadlocks aren’t professional in the workforce

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Should You Check into the Divorce Hotel?

New service called the hotel divorce promises a quickie divorce in just one weekend

There’s a new service called the hotel divorce, and it promises a quickie divorce in…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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RNC Coverage: Condoleezza Rice, Tara Wall Confirmed for NBC, TV One Roundtable

Other guests: MSNBC's Michael Steele and The National Urban League's Marc Morial

Presidential election roundtable to also include Tara Wall, of the Romney campaign and Marc Morial,…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Artist Creates Tribute with ‘Freedom Fighters’ Exhibit

Works feature infamous mugshots of Civil Rights activists

Artist Charlotta Janssen’s “Freedom Riders” exhibit pays homage to slain Civil Rights activists.

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Housing Market Gets A Boost with Increased Home Sales

Report by the National Association of Realtors show an increase in home sales.

July showed a 2.3% increase in the number of homes sold.

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Poll: Romney Gets Zero Percent Support from Black Voters

Obama leads with 94% from African Americans

Mitt Romney, GOP presidential candidate-to-be, has no support among African Americans according to poll results…

By Janell Hazelwood

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How to Attract Top Talent to Your Company Without Breaking the Bank

Incentives and creative leadership are keys to retaining best of the best

You can invest in your best employees without breaking the bank by being innovative and…

By Marjorie Perry

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How to Uncover Your Roots With a Genealogy Trip

New York Times best-selling author Lalita Tademy shares tips

Start with the resources you have on hand before you embark on trip to find…

By Demetria Irwin

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Obama Campaign Now Accepting Text Donations

Federal Election Commission gives green light for text donations

Federal Election Commission gives green light for text donations

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Morris Brown College Faces Foreclosure

Esteemed black college struggles to pay $13 million worth of bonds

Esteemed black college struggles to pay $13 million worth of bonds

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Exercise is a Great Way To Control Weight, Feel Good and Reach Goals

Consistent exercise can improve overall health and wellness

Losing weight can be a challenge, but regular exercise can make it much easier.

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Preview B.E. Business Report: Food Network Stars Profit off their Culinary Passion

Power couple Pat and Gina Neely dish on their success in the food industry on this week's B.E. Business Report

From a family loan to a multimillion dollar business, Food Network stars Pat & Gina…

By Andrew Wadium

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Middle Class Continues to Shrink, Study Finds

Pew Research Center reveals struggles of middle class

Pew Research Center reveals struggles of middle class

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Oprah’s Rihanna Interview Earns Second Highest OWN Ratings

'Oprah's Next Chapter' continues its ratings streak

‘Oprah’s Next Chapter’ continues its ratings streak

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Obama, Michael Jordan Host Basketball Fundraiser in New York

President expects to rack up $3 million in campaign cash

President expects to rack up $3 million in campaign cash

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Alleged Threats Against Obama, Leads To Arrest

Alleged threats against the President lead to arrest

A Washington man, Anton Caluori, was arrested Tuesday when Secret Service agents attempted to investigate…

By Sasha King

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Burst App Allows Family & Friends to Share Memorable Videos

Bryant McBride, CEO of Burst, and team raised $3.5 million to create the family-friendly app

Burst, a Boston-based startup, is giving family-focused techies another reason to get excited about an…

By Hajj Flemings

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Winning Strategy to Go from Employee to Boss

Take these steps to start your own business

Take a cue on how to transition from employee to boss from this winning strategy…

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Viola Davis ‘Won’t Back Down’ from Controversy

Viola Davis new film, Won't Back Down, surrounded by controversy.

The film, which is said to be based on true events, has garnered attention from…

By Sasha King

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Catching Up with Downtown Julie Brown

The ex-VJ reveals where she’s been since the ’90s and why she’s moving to behind the camera

The ex-MTV VJ reveals where she’s been since the ’90s and why she’s moving to…

By Joel Lyons

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How to Make Office Competition Work for You

Staying on your toes can mean awesome career growth

Take on these tips, from writer Alexis Thompson, on how you can make competition in…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Former ‘Apprentice’ Winner Scores Billion-Dollar Contracts

BCT Partners to offer STEM services and training

BCT 
Partners recently scored deals with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)…

By Sasha King

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LL Cool J Attacks Intruder in His Home

Rapper takes down unsuccessful robber

Rapper takes down unsuccessful robber

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Unheard Martin Luther King Jr. Audio Found in Attic

A rare interview with King found in Tennessee home

A rare interview with King found in Tennessee home

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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UBR Spotlight: Chrysler Auto Design Executive Ralph Gilles

More on the entrepreneurs, business strategies and economic news on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable: Chrysler SRT Brand CEO and auto design executive…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Model Sues Chris Brown, Drake Over Club Brawl

Male model cites Chris Brown and Drake as cause of injured hand

Male model cites Chris Brown and Drake as cause of injured hand

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Kanye West, Nicki Minaj to Judge American Idol?

More rumored acts to judge singing competition

More rumored acts to judge singing competition

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Michael Strahan to Be Named Kelly Ripa’s New Co-Host

Former NFL Giant is said to fill the seat of Regis Philbin

The former NFL Giant is said to fill the seat of Regis Philbin

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Obama Dismisses Critics on Osama Bin Laden Assassination

President takes off his political boxing gloves

President takes off his political boxing gloves

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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National Urban League Blasts Nike’s $315 Lebron Sneaker

Analysts say brand's shoe prices rising across the board

Company’s overall shoe hikes will be seen across the board, as basketball superstar’s shoe may…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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How to Use Instagram to Further Your Business

BlackEnterprise.com columnist Amanda Miller Littlejohn provides are a few tips to furthering your business with…

By Amanda Miller Littlejohn

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CEO Derrick Godfrey Scores a Slam Dunk at iHoops

CEO leads joint venture between NBA and NCAA to improve youth basketball

iHoops CEO Derrick Godfrey leads joint venture between NBA and NCAA to improve youth basketball

By Joel Lyons

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FAMU Halftime to Replace Marching Band With Musical Artists

After hazing death of drum major, university makes vital changes

After hazing death of drum major, university makes vital changes

By Black Enterprise

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Cool Jobs: Katrina Leonce Adds Creative Marketing to Sports Arena

PR vet loves work of investing in athletes' success during and post game

Public relations vet and entrepreneur Katrina Leonce finds joy in expanding and propelling careers of…

By Christian Law

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Opinion: Real Corporate Diversity Beyond Hollow ‘Race Insurance’ Programs

The author gives his opinion on what it takes to have true diversity within an organization, beyond 'tokenism'

Author Raynard Jackson gives his opinion on what it takes to have true diversity within…

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Success: You Have to Want It As Bad As You Want To Breathe

Eric Thomas asks you how dedicated you are to achieving your dream

I am what you would consider an underdog. Growing up homeless and fatherless in the…

By Eric Thomas

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Yankees Pitcher Michael Pineda Arrested for DUI

Yankee caught driving under the influence in Tampa, Florida

Yankee caught driving under the influence in Tampa, Florida

By Black Enterprise

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Condoleezza Rice, First Black Woman To Join Prestigious Golf Club

Former secretary of state shatters yet another glass ceiling

Condoleezza Rice, along with Darla Moore, have been named the first female members of Augusta…

By Black Enterprise

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Poll Says New York Police Favor Whites Over Blacks

A majority of New Yorkers suspect discrimination in police tactics.

A majority of New Yorkers suspect discrimination in police tactics.

By Black Enterprise

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Death Of Handcuffed Man In Police Custody Ruled A Suicide

Police claim the 21-year-old shot himself in the head while handcuffed in a police car

Police claim the 21-year-old shot himself in the head while handcuffed in a police car

By Black Enterprise

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‘R&B Divas’ Star, Producer Rebrands with Clothing Line and Show

Music industry veteran seeks to add positive portrayal of sisterhood on TV

Nicci Gilbert, once part of ’90s girl group Brownstone, is rebranding herself as entrepreneur and…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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WATCH: Faith Evans Talks ‘R&B Divas,’ Motherhood, New Ventures

Singer-songwriter reintroducing brand to expand audience

Black Enterprise host Shannon LaNier talks new ventures with “R&B Divas” star and songstress Faith…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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7 Steps to Build and Market the Brand That is You

Uniworld Group CEO offers tips on creating a stellar professional profile

Monique Nelson, CEO of Uniworld Group, gives tips on how to create a unique professional…

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2. Put a mentor "wish list" together and start recruiting a mentor ASAP.

Motivational Monday: The Weapon of Mass Construction

Don’t underestimate the power of your connections

Being a connector doesn’t have to be an additional job. It simply requires one thing:…

By S. Tia Brown

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Use coupons for price reductions. Don’t miss out on a great deal--- compliments of a coupon---when you’re forced to purchase a brand new textbook. Sites like RetailMeNot.com and PromoCodes.com list the latest coupons and special offers by several major retailers that sell textbooks and other college supplies. A quick search is all it takes to find some attractive discounts on your next purchase.  Coupons are a good idea if you have any college courses that require you to purchase the latest edition of a book. Just be prepared for some serious sticker shock. It’s not uncommon for a new college textbook to cost $100 or more.

The Rise of Online Study Halls

College students are going digital with their study sessions this academic year

Online academic hub Chegg conducted two surveys in July of this year, both of which…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Usain Bolt: “Not Competing In London Until They Change Tax Rules”

Britain taxes too much says the world's fastest man

Britain taxes too much says the world’s fastest man

By Black Enterprise

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Doctor Uses Black Hair Salons To Encourage Healthy Living

Dr. Reed Tuckson explored if black women were spending as much time on their health as they do on their hair

Dr. Reed Tuckson explored if black women were spending as much time on their health…

By Black Enterprise

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NABJ Protests Minority Journalist Presidential Debate Exclusion

Do you think the commission on presidential debates overlooks minority journalists?

Do you think the commission on presidential debates overlooks minority journalists?

By Black Enterprise

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Toure Apologizes For N-Word Use In Mitt Romney Discussion

MSNBC host said Romney was trying to "nigger**e" Obama

MSNBC host said Romney was trying to “nigger**e” Obama

By Black Enterprise

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Paul Carrick Brunson: King of ‘Lovetown USA’

Matchmaker Paul Carrick Brunson goes mainstream with a new show 'Lovetown' on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN)

Matchmaker Paul Carrick Brunson goes mainstream with a new show ‘Lovetown’ on the Oprah Winfrey…

By Amanda Miller Littlejohn

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Obama To Romney: “Just Release 5 Years Of Tax Returns”

Romney claims he paid a 13 percent tax rate every year of the last decade

Romney claims he paid a 13 percent tax rate every year of the last decade

By Black Enterprise

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Nick Cannon Gives 20,000 Backpacks To Florida Kids

Cannon teamed up with Office Depot for the charitable gift

Cannon teamed up with Office Depot for the charitable gift

By Black Enterprise

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Toure Under Fire For Race-Baiting Comments About Romney

Will MSNBC punish Toure for his comments?

Will MSNBC punish Toure for his comments?

By Black Enterprise

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#GT2012: Football, Flirting and Fun Is Jersey Girl Sports’ Triple Threat

Entrepreneurs Angela Davis and Marcelle English engage female sports fans while mining opportunities for corporate partnerships

Angela Davis and Marcelle English, partners in Jersey Girl Sports (JGS), an Atlanta-based media and…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Amos Winbush III (@CyberSynchs)  	The 27-year-old musician didn’t let a smartphone glitch leave him down and out. Instead, Winbush turned it into a lesson learned—a profitable venture, at that. The CEO of CyberSynchs, a company that allows consumers to sync data between their mobile device and computer, won Innovator of the Year Award at the 2010 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference, as well as other recognitions, such as Inc. Magazine’s “30 Under 30” and Entrepreneur Magazine's "100 Brilliant Ideas" lists. In 2009, CyberSynchs posted revenues of $2 million; 2010 revenues were expected to double the previous year's because of partnerships with Sun Microsystems, Samsung, and Microsoft BizSpark.

CyberSynchs Founder Goes Undercover as ABC’s ‘Secret Millionaire’

The tech entrepreneur returns to his Louisiana roots with the intent to inspire and give back

CyberSynchs founder Amos Winbush III spoke with BlackEnterprise.com about his prime-time debut, giving up his…

By Patricia Andrews-Keenan

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7 Deadly Sins of Management Professionals

Don't let these vices derail your team--- and career--- success

As a manager, appropriate leadership is key. Stay away from these common power vices in…

By Aisha M. Taylor

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Preview Our World: Music Industry Titan Quincy Jones

The legendary "Q" discusses his work with music icons Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra and Michael Jackson, and the future of the recording industry

This week on a special edition of Our World with Black Enterprise, host Marc Lamont…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Survey Reveals New Technology is a Better Return on Investment than New Employees

Technology Making College Ultra Expensive For Students

Can you afford all the tools you need for school?

Can you afford all the tools you need for school?

By Black Enterprise

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Nike Embraces the Interactive Era

The sportswear and equipment giant reveals it’s more than the “just do it” slogan and Swoosh logo in the digital age

With Nike’s digital focused division expanding to include more employees and moving into a larger…

By Hajj Flemings

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How To Start A Business In Newark, New Jersey

Here are four reasons why you should plant your small business flag in Newark

Here are four reasons why you should plant your small business flag in Newark

By Black Enterprise

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Lessons In Mastery

A technology strategist focuses on driving innovation

“I learned at an early age that the only way I was going to escape…

By Sonia Alleyne

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