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Durex Donating Condoms for Tweets

Condom manufacturer uses social media to spread awareness and protection

In honor of the 25th anniversary of World AIDS Day, Durex has launched a social…

By Janel Martinez

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Job Seeking: How to Seal the Deal Like a Salesman

Take a cue from their confidence and strategy to get real results

Take a cue from tactics salespeople use all the time to sell products by being…

By Janell Hazelwood

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It’s Still a Job: Top Most Annoying Myths About Working From Home

Not having to clock in at an office doesn't mean you're not grinding

Not having to clock in at an office is a luxury workers love, but don’t…

By Janell Hazelwood

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President Obama, Mitt Romney Do Lunch at the White House

The two former rivals talk turkey over salad

Mitt Romney visited President Obama in the White House for lunch and the two talked…

By Makkada B. Selah

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George Zimmerman Sending Handwritten Thank You Cards to Donors

Lawyers say his money is running low

Zimmerman defense team announces that donors to George ZImmermans defense fund will receive a hand-written…

By Makkada B. Selah

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True Life: Surefire Ways to Tank Your Job Interview

Take heed to this writer's cautionary tale of failure and triumph

One writer tells firsthand the mistakes he made as a job seeker and how you…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Mary J. Blige Defaulted on 2.2 Million Loan, According to Lawsuit

The bank is seeking to recoup the original loan amount plus interest.

Blige’s publicist declined comment on the lawsuit.

By Makkada B. Selah

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New iPhone App ‘Around the Way’ Locates Black-Owned Businesses

Application uses built-in GPS to pin point African-American businesses in your area

New York-based company Around the Way and mobile-app development firm Clearly Innovative created a free…

By Janel Martinez

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3 Holiday Shopping Mistakes to Avoid

Keeping the reason for the season in mind will help curb overspending

In the mood to give this season? Be careful!

By Ashley R. Harris

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DJ Clark Kent, Shawn Prez (Global Spin Awards Founder), Sway Calloway (MTV), Ralph McDaniels (Video Music Box) and Fatman Scoop.

First Ever Global Spin Awards Ceremony, Photo Gallery

Who is your favorite DJ of all-time?

A night of honoring and recognition of DJs.

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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I’m Proud to Be Part of the Legacy of Reginald F. Lewis

25 years ago, the deal maker extraordinaire became a legend. One simple question gave Black Enterprise the inside track on his story: "What's next?"

When Reginald F. Lewis’ $985 million acquisition of Beatrice International was announced, the story would…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Office Frienemies: Are Your Work Buddies Bringing You Down?

Don't let one bad apple spoil your chances for success

You can be guilty by association, simply by keeping the wrong people in your workplace…

By Jamie Harrison

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The Uncertain Future of the Kingsbridge Armory

For decades, various plans have been offered as to future uses for this neglected real estate treasure

Two proposals for the future of the Armory differ vastly and have sparked a battle…

By C. Daniel Baker

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SBU Runner-up Kristina Parker.

As R.O.K.S.’ Star, Kristina Parker Poised For Success

Through self-introspection and a little support, R.O.K.S. makes a difference for single parents

SBU Runner-up Kristina Parker.
When Kristina Parker thinks back to why she and Mae Beasley become…

By Darren Sands

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Small Business advice from Twitter’s Founder

How Brands Can Tweet Smarter, Not Harder

Surefire ways to enhance your Twitter profile

BlackEnterprise.com provides four surefire tips to enhancing your Twitter profile.

By S. Lynn Cooper

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Halle Berry Settles Dispute With Gabriel Aubry

Feuding parents reach an amicable agreement

Olivier put a hurtin’ on Gabriel during that fight.

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Joe Jackson Suffers Mild Stroke

Janet Jackson's father is resting in a Las Vegas hospital

Joe Jackson’s health continues to deteriorate.

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Economy Grew Slightly in the Third Quarter

Revised numbers show continued positive trending

Good news on the economy.

By Ashley R. Harris

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Paris is ranked 9th globally, in large part because of its healthy distribution of start-ups across the first 4 stages of the Start-up Lifecycle.

5 Hottest International Cities For Start-up Businessess

Have you been to any of these cities?

These international locales have been rated the hottest for start-ups.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Ryan Leslie Ordered to Pay Up On Reward Promise

Singer/songwriter reneged on huge reward if stolen laptop was found

Ryan Leslie plans to file an appeal.

By Ashley R. Harris

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New Facebook Privacy Policy Ruffles Feathers

Expert highlights the social networking sites new privacy-policy changes

The Root’s tech-life expert Stephanie Humphrey outlines Facebook’s new privacy-policy changes.

By Janel Martinez

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Style Suite: You’ve Got Office Fab in the Bag

Carry your essentials in functional fashion

From makeup to smartphones to practically the kitchen sink, carry all your necessities in style…

By Kéla Walker

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Trayvon 2? Black Teen Killed in Florida by White Man Over ‘Loud Music’

Is this another Trayvon?

What punishment does the killer of Davis deserve?

By Makkada B. Selah

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The Case of Andrew Bynum Vs. Racist Neighbors?

Neighbors say All Star NBA'er was a neighborhood nuisance

Who do you believe?

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Why Success Could Be Bad for Your Career

Managing success well can make or break you

Like many things, being successful has its pros and cons.

By Sasha King

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Glenn Beck Selling ‘Obama in P**’ on eBay

Do you think he's lost his cotton-picking mind?

Glenn Beck listed an item on sale on Ebay which featured an Obama figurine in…

By Makkada B. Selah

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Eating clean may mean you have to stay away from soul food.

Soul Food Junkies: PBS to Air Documentary on Soul Food

Soul Food is good, but is it worth the health risks?

Mac n’ cheese, fried chicken, peach cobbler and other soul food staples will take center…

By Demetria Irwin

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Small Businesses in the Defense Sector Face Uncertain Futures

Small defense business face uncertain futures due to fiscal cliff.

Small businesses within the defense industry are facing big problems.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Tyler Perry Sued for Allegedly Stealing Movie Plot

Do you think she's telling the truth?

An author is suing Tyler Perry for $225,000 alleging that Perry stole the plot of…

By Demetria Irwin

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LivingSocial posts $50 million loss for 2013 first quarter

LivingSocial Confirms it Will be Cutting 400 Jobs

LivingSocial continues to bleed money. Will it survive?

The daily deals site may have to find a new revenue stream.

By C. Daniel Baker

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New York City Fast Food Workers go on Strike

Organizers expect workers at dozens of stores to join the one-day strike

After similar protest on Black Friday, NYC fast-food workers walk out & attempt to form…

By C. Daniel Baker

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A Brand of Exploitation: ‘Sweet Browns’ of the World, Please Have Several Seats

Shucking and jiving for checks is just not my cup of tea

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Sweet Brown, I’ve had enough.
Some of us chuckled and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Birdman Aims to Drop 100 Albums in 1 Year

Cash Money owner has a lofty goal to achieve

Wouldn’t a hundred albums from the same label all sound the same?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Rev. Run Advocates For Better Health After Losing 22 Pounds

After losing 22 pounds Run states he feels more energy

Will he lose more?

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New iMac Thinner, Brighter & Better Than Ever

Super-skinny desktop will hit stores tomorrow

Apple’s new iMac, which will hit stores on Friday, Nov. 30, is its thinnest desktop…

By Yannique Benitez

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Beyond Idris Elba: Black James Bond Options

Which one of these actors would you prefer?

Idris Elba is a great choice as the first black James Bond, but he’s not…

By Demetria Irwin

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Council Says Black Women Must Stand up for Susan Rice

Do you think Ambassador Susan Rice is being treated unfairly?

“Time to stand up for Susan!”

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Coming Out of the Closet at Work: Is it Easier for Young Professionals?

Statistics say many find it difficult. Here's how you can cope

Despite popular perception that young people are more comfortable with their sexual orientation, many are…

By Jamie Harrison

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Parents Discover Daughter’s Death on Facebook

The parents were not officially notified

Parents of a 17-year-old freshman are very upset after school failed to notify them of…

By Makkada B. Selah

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Come Again? 4 Steps for Handling Those ‘Oh, No He/She Didn’t’ Moments on Social Media

How to represent your brand in the face of complaints, negative feedback or false accusations

If you encounter negative feedback or false accusations on social platforms, here’s how you can…

By S. Lynn Cooper

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Q Parker Gives Us ‘The MANual’: His Musical Guide to Success

Q Parker, of group 112, has become a "Man."

Parker discusses going from a group to a soloist, his new album and what he’s…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Former Tyler Perry Studios Exec Talks Branching Out and Producing Quality Programming

Bobbcat Films founder leads with two P's: passion and preparation

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We have good news for you. You can have…

By Gil Robertson

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Israeli Defense Forces Spokesman Puts on Blackface, Calls it ‘Obama-Style’

He claims he's not a racist

Do you agree that he’s not a racist?

By Makkada B. Selah

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Nia Long and Gabourey Sidibe to Star in New Movies

Are these two actresses on your favorites list?

Nia Long and Gabby Sidibe each have snagged roles in upcoming films.

By Demetria Irwin

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Motorola Droid Razr Maxx HD (shown above) boasts an extra-long battery life (Image: File)

Review Roundup: Battle of the Droid RAZRs

Motorola's Droid Razr HD and Droid Razr Maxx HD are both powerful, well-designed phones with one big difference

BlackEnterprise.com compares the Motorola Droid Razr HD and Droid Razr Maxx HD.

By K. T. Bradford

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BP Oil Banned From Government Contracts — For Now

The oil giant is facing stiff punishment from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Oil giant BP is being held accountable.

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Deficit Downpayment of $1 Trillion Will Help Abate Fiscal Cliff

First step towards resolution with the fiscal cliff

Solution to a long term problem could be found in paying down the deficit.

By Ashley R. Harris

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Boss Moves: 3 Winning Management Strategies of Silicon Valley

Boost your productivity and efficiency at your office

Companies like Pinterest and Instagram have seen major success. Here’s how you can take a…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Chicago’s Minority Banking Scene is Rapidly Declining

The Chicago black banking scene isn't as robust as it used to be.

An area that was once home to 17 banks could soon be down to 7.

By C. Daniel Baker

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New Year’s Resolutions for Financial Freedom in 2013

If you're not willing to keep these three key commitments, you're just kidding yourself about improving your finances during the year to come.

When it comes to money, I believe that improving our finances boils down to three…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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White House Launches #My2K Online Push

Administration urges Americans to turn to Twitter and other social media platforms to weigh in on the president’s tax proposal

After urging Congress to extend tax cuts for the middle class at a White House…

By Janel Martinez

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Small Business and The JOBS Act: One Year Later

Obama Consults Small Business Owners on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

Obama was criticized for meeting with CEOs a few weeks earlier.

The president said he will reach a deal with Republicans.

By C. Daniel Baker

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California’s Economy Showing Signs of Life

Positive news for the one of the states hardest hit by the recession

Could California’s economy be on the rebound?

By Ashley R. Harris

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Kravitz Design Inc. to Create and Style Show Set for The Queen Latifah Show

Lenny Kravitz Will Portray Marvin Gaye in New Biopic

Music rights for the film have been cleared

Do you like this selection?

By Makkada B. Selah

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Hip-Hop Artists Who Went to College

Check out these 14 rappers who pursued higher education

You may be surprised about who sat down in those university classrooms.

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Can a Robot Help You Shed Pounds?

Personal weight loss robot Autom will reportedly help you get slim

MIT graduate Cory Kidd claims his weight loss robot Autom will help people shed unwanted…

By Yannique Benitez

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Get the Memo: The Biggest Time Wasters Aren’t Just Employees

Common workplace 'necessities' contribute to productivity blunders

Statistics show that common workplace elements such as office politics and meetings, are the biggest…

By Janell Hazelwood

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One is the Loneliest Number: How to Cope with Being the Only Minority

Tips for handling those awkward---and frustrating---moments with class

Tips to help you navigate a workplace where you’re the only minority—whether race, sexual orientation…

By Jamie Harrison

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Is Wendy Williams the Cause of a Chinese Kidnapping?

Failure to pay for an order of shoes for her Adorn label has resulted in a kidnapping in China

Williams reportedly owes over $400,000

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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LaLa Sets Up Pop Up Shop in Atlanta

Would you try her new make-up line?

LaLa is showcasing her new make-up line called Motives for LaLa.

By Demetria Irwin

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NBA’s No. 1 Selling Jersey Belongs to LeBron James

New look N.Y. Knicks take top merchandise spot

The NBA announced its bi-annual merchandise rankings report.

By Darren Sands

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Popeyes Ditches Spinach-Eating Brand Ambassador

Popeyes settles with company with rights to famous cartoon character

Popeyes no longer has to dole out $1 million to King Features Syndicate.

By Darren Sands

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Technology Making You a Jerk? 4 Reasons You Should Leave It At the Door

If your friends claim technology is making you an imbecile, follow these tips

American Express OPEN Forum details how to stop acting like a jerk and unplug from…

By Janel Martinez

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Save Our Schools — A Call to Action

Here are recommendations on what corporate executives, entrepreneurs, civic leaders and community members can do to have a positive impact on our schools.

Communicate the type of workforce businesses and corporations need in 21st Century.

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Warren Buffet Insists on the Gov’t Taking His (And His Rich Friends’) Money

The Oracle of Omaha says that it's time for the rich to get real

Warren Buffet thinks fellow billionaires are in line for a reality-check.

By Ashley R. Harris

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A Bit Much?: Why Infographic Resumes Might Not Be a Good Look

Though creative, they may not be worth the time to create

Though infographic resumes have become all the rage, you may want to think twice before…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Stock your closet with a wide range of this season's must-have staple: tights. From dresses and skirts to off-duty shorts, you can pair them with everything to combat that cold-day chill. ---Kéla Walker

Style Suite: 5 Top Legwear Picks for the Office

You can be warm and stylish in these glam tights

Be warm and stylish in these glam tights, perfect for the office.

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‘Black in America’: Angela Benton, One Year Later

After launching NewME Accelerator last year, the renaissance woman has expanded the program

Black Enterprise talks to NewMe Accelerator Founder and CEO of Angela Benton about her experience…

By Janel Martinez

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I’ll Pass: How to Properly Turn Down a Job Offer

It may not seem like a big deal, but how you decline can affect future success

It may not seem like a big deal, but in many cases, how you decline…

By Jamie Harrison

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Teyana Taylor Designs Adidas Sneaker

The bronze high-tops have a strappy back and a reptilian-like sheen to them.

What do you think of these kicks?

By Demetria Irwin

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Letting Customers Drive Your Business

How Social Media and the Doritos Flavored Shell Saved Taco Bell

A kid drove 900 miles to taste the "Doritos Locos Taco."

Customers voiced helped reignite the Taco Bell business

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Style Suite: Keeping it ‘Tight’ in Chic Winter Legwear

From solid hues to prints, don't be afraid to push the envelope

Don’t let old man winter keep you from donning chic skirts and dresses. Just step…

By Kéla Walker

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Oprah’s Recent Breast Cancer Scare Revealed

Oprah admits the scare in front of a surprised audience

Do you have breast cancer? If so, how have you dealt with it?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Mobile Devices Serve As Best Shopping Tool for Holiday Bargain Hunters

The numbers are in, and smartphones and tablets are shoppers’ go-to device when looking for deals

Your cellphone or tablet will likely be your go-to device when searching for the best…

By Yannique Benitez

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Nicki Minaj Says Steven Tyler Comment ‘Racist’

Minaj has a problem with Aerosmith's frontman's comment

Do you think the comment was racist?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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French Beauty Giant L’Oréal to Buy Urban Decay Cosmetics

The Wall Street Journal estimates the French company is paying between $300 million and $400 million to purchase Urban Decay.

Do you use any of these companies’ products?

By C. Daniel Baker

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Is Cyber Monday Just Marketing Hype?

Is Cyber Monday really the busiest e-shopping day of the year, or just marketing hype?

“There are going to be lots of sales, every day, until Christmas Day.”

By C. Daniel Baker

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Political TV Drama, ‘Boss,’ Cancelled After Two Seasons

Are you sad about this cancellation?

Grammer won a Golden Globe for his work and the show has a loyal following.

By Demetria Irwin

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Lifetime Achievement Award recipients New Edition along with EVP and General Manager of Centric, Paxton Baker, arrive at the Soul Train Awards.

Photos from the 2012 Soul Train Awards

Check out the celebrities who hit up the show.

2012 Soul Train Awards at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

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Malaysia Pargo Parlays Basketball Wives LA into Business Success

The Basketball Wives cast receives a bad rap, because many of them are more than just what's presented on the TV screen.

BlackEnterprise.com caught up with Malaysia Pargo to talk about her growing jewelry company, Three Beats…

By Demetria Irwin

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Michael Jackson’s Personal Debt Paid In Full

Estate of late superstar pays dividends

The Michael Jackson estate followed through with a promise to settle his considerable debt by…

By Darren Sands

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Jesse Jackson Jr.’s Resignation Could Cost Taxpayers Big Bucks

Jackson resigned from Congress last week amid a federal investigation

To replace the Jesse Jackson Jr.’s recently vacated seat, it may cost taxpayers as much…

By Makkada B. Selah

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Miami Dolphins Player Collared for Allegedly Choking Cabbie

Cabbie says the 6'2'' NFLer got "aggressive"

When will these athletes ever learn?

By Makkada B. Selah

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Mike Tyson Launches Children’s Charity

The organization will help kids from broken homes

Former boxing champion “Iron” Mike Tyson hopes to help children who are at-risk achieve their…

By Makkada B. Selah

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Motorcycle Club Honors, Assists Soldiers Offering Their Lives Overseas

There’s perhaps a surprising connection between bikers and soldiers

New York motorcycle “Clutch Divaz” hosted a fundraiser to support U.S. troops serving abroad and…

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Most Ridiculous Reality TV Moments of 2012

What is your favorite moment?

The year is not quite over, but BET.com has put together a gallery of 2012′s…

By Demetria Irwin

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British Events Entreprenuer Said Goodbye to Dead-End Jobs

How one woman finally had enough and walked into her purpose

Daniella Genas, founder of Aspire4u, an event management and youth training firm found fulfillment after…

By Octavia Goredema

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I’ll Get To It: How Procrastination Can Actually Help Your Career

Try a different take on time management in the office

Here’s a different view on prioritizing and procrastination that will have you thinking twice about…

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A gift card allows your employee to purchase the exact gift that they desire. Rather than give a gift card to a specialized store which may not contain anything your employee wants, stick to major retailers such as Target, Wal-Mart or Best Buy. Amazon gift certificates are also a good gift because of their wide selection of products.

Great Employee Gift Ideas for the Holiday Season

Here are some gift ideas your small business employees would appreciate.

So what are you getting your co-worker?

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4 Ways Brands Can Use Google+ Hangouts

Try one of these four ideas to engage on the video chat platform

If you’re wondering how Google+ Hangouts can be used to increase engagement with your brand,…

By S. Lynn Cooper

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Alicia Keys is the “Girl on Fire”

Alicia Keys releases her latest album, 'Girl on Fire'

Have you heard it yet?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Blacks, Latinos, Underrepresented at NYC’s Most Selective High Schools

Blacks and Latinos make up less than one in four students at top schools.

“There are significant inequities in the quality of education and certainly the outcomes for students…

By Laurence Afums

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Kevin Clash’s Departure From ‘Sesame Street’ Unsettles Cast

The Elmo puppeteer left after allegations of sexual impropriety with two young men

Production of the final episodes of the 2013-14 season of “Sesame Street” went on a…

By Laurence Afums

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In Ghana, the World’s Most Religious Country, Non-Believers Struggle to Find Their Place

Ghana is the world's most devout nation.

Businesses begin their days with morning prayers in Ghana.

By Laurence Afums

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Beautiful People: The Better You Look, The More You Earn

Studies say a pretty face can equal big professional benefits

Studies have shown that attractive people are usually hired sooner, get promoted quicker and are…

By Jamie Harrison

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Get More Out of Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday 2012 Was a Huge Success

Customers came out to support small and local businesses on Small Business Saturday.

Small Business Saturday accounts for close to 36 percent of their yearly sales.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Why You Aren’t Having Job-Seeking Success

How to get out of your own way and regroup

For frustrated job seekers, giving up isn’t the answer — or an option. Here’s how…

By Janell Hazelwood

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CREATE BALANCE IN YOUR LIFE: This is something I’m still working towards. I’ve been an entrepreneur since I was 16 years old, and only in recent years have I started to understand what true balance means. I have a very big family (five siblings, 60+ cousins…) and spending time with them is very important to me. The concerts, recitals, graduations, impromptu card games…all of these moments are important to me, and there’s no business success that can replace these moments. Besides spending time with your family, find special things to help you balance yourself. For me it’s definitely prayer and journaling. When we quiet ourselves, sometimes we’re blessed with brilliant ideas.

Technology Simplifies Joint Custody for Divorced Parents

A text or email may end certain relationships, but not when it comes to divorcees with kids

Divorced parents prefer communicating with tech tool such as text messaging and email when it…

By Yannique Benitez

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Halle Berry Seeks Restraining Order After Ex Fights with Fiancee

Actress files order against her daughter's father after Thanksgiving fight

The model will appear in court on Dec. 13 on a charge of misdemeanor battery.

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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UBR Spotlight: OMG Booth Puts New Focus on Old Business Concept

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

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable: Mose and Shekita James, the co-preneurs who own…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Katt Williams Sued For Awful Concert Performance

During the show Katt took his clothes off

A concertgoer has filed a class action lawsuit for Katt Williams’ non-performance on November 16

By Makkada B. Selah

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New Edition Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Bobby Brown fails to mention Whitney during his acceptance speech

For its 25th anniversary, the show honored the 80s R&B band New Edition

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Retailers Count on Aspirational Shoppers to Boost Revenue This Season

Marketers taking a page from Oprah's book in order to lure customers into stores

What does Oprah know that retailers are trying to adopt to boost revenus?

By Ashley R. Harris

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How to Stay Safe While Shopping on Cyber Monday

8 ways to ensure you’re protected while shopping online

Tips to staying safe while shopping online.

By Janel Martinez

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Lawrence Guyot, Lawyer and Civil Rights Activist, Is Dead at 73

Guyot fought racism with Fannie Lou Hamer and Medgar Evars

May he rest in peace.

By Laurence Afums

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Freshwire’s Shawn Amos on Black Friday’s Migration to the Web

The chief executive explores why the shopping holiday has shifted online

In the latest episode of “60 seconds of Social Media,” Freshwire’s Shawn Amos discusses the…

By Janel Martinez

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Beyonce, Jay-Z, Share Photos of Daughter Blue Ivy With Fans

Who do you think Blue Ivy looks like?

The Carter’s take to Tumblr to share photos of their baby.

By Laurence Afums

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Jesse Jackson Jr.’s Resignation Prompts Scramble for House Seat

A mad scramble has ensued for Jackson Jr's seat.

Who will replace Jackson Jr?

By Laurence Afums

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Lil Wayne Retiring?

Rapper claims he has other interests he wants to explore

Would you respect Wayne’s opinion as a skateboarding or sports analyst?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Real vs. Delusion: What to Expect From Your First Job

Come in with real expectations to maximize your experience

How to sift through the fact or fiction of your first job experience.

By Janell Hazelwood

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New Film Revisits Central Park Jogger Case

DNA evidence later exonerated five black and Latino teenagers who spent years behind bars

A new film by Sarah Burns and Ken Burns takes a look at one of…

By Makkada B. Selah

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Halle Berry’s Ex, Fiance Fight on Thanksgiving

Aubry became angry after Martinez told him 'it's time to move on'

After Gabriel Aubry comes to pick up his and Halle Berry’s daughter on Thanksgiving morning,…

By Makkada B. Selah

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Florida Cop Quits After Saying He’d Assassinate Obama

Cop claims his comments were hyperbole.

Have you ever seen this level of anger towards a U.S. president?

By Makkada B. Selah

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Kimora Lee Confirms Separation From Djimon Hounsou

Kimora tweets the confirmation on Thanksgiving

Are you sad or could you care less?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Boxer Hector Camacho Dead at 50 After Shooting

A legend passes.

He was declared clinically brain dead on Thursday and placed on life support.

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Black Street Gangs a Hit on Native American Reservations

The true story of the current struggle of Native Americans has remained largely untold and misunderstood.

According to the FBI, Native American gang membership has sharply risen in the last decade.

By Makkada B. Selah

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Were Racial ‘Code Words’ Used to Insult Susan Rice?

Dems say Rice being used as a scapegoat

Rep. James Clyburn and other House Democrats think the recent criticisms of Ambassador Susan Rice…

By Makkada B. Selah

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Valerie Jarrett Discusses Entrepreneurship, Small Business Saturday with Black Enterprise

An exclusive Q&A with the Special Advisor to the President

Valerie Jarrett talks about her visit to two small businesses in Chicago on Small Business…

By Darren Sands

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How the Housing Crisis Battered America’s Wealthiest Black County

"I am like a tree that is on the verge of being uprooted by water," one homeowner said.

Prince George’s County, Md., has long been the wealthiest majority-black county in the United States.

By Laurence Afums

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Black Leaders Seek More Attention From White House In Second Obama Term

Will Obama pay black voters back for their loyalty?

Black unemployment remains at over 14 percent.

By Laurence Afums

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You’ve Got the Power: 7 Ways to Take Control of Your Performance Review

Face your evaluation with confidence, not fear

Here are tips on prepping for the big day where you might—or might not—get a…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Black Women Honored at the BronzeLens Film Festival

Veteran actress honored at film festival.

S. Epatha Merkerson was one of the women honored at the Women Superstars Luncheon during…

By Demetria Irwin

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Few People Arrested In New York For Marijuana Possession

Cyrus Vance, the powerful D.A. for Manhattan, said that there are considerable long-term economic consequences for the people arrested.

The study tracked arrests over a 15-year period.

By Laurence Afums

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Black Women More Likely to Die From Breast Cancer

40 percent more likely to die from the disease than any other racial or ethnic group

Are you or anyone you know affected by breast cancer?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Shoplifter Dies After Being Tackled By Walmart Workers

The man allegedly stole two DVD players

Black Friday weekend turns deadly as a suspected shoplifter at Walmart dies after being apprehended…

By Makkada B. Selah

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Spike Lee’s ‘Bad 25′ Documentary Flops in Ratings

The Lee film struggled against tough competition: NFL games on NBC and The X-Factor on Fox.

Show was dedicated to the King of Pop’s 1987 landmark album.

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Terrence Howard Settles His Divorce Case

Howard finalizes divorce from Michelle Ghent

Actor said his ex-wife was a racist.

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Chris Brown Cancels Show Due to Protest

A women's rights group was protesting Brown's planned show

Are you still a Chris Brown fan?

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Michigan to Give Money to Early High School Graduates

Will new strategy energize students to perform?

A new approach to rewarding students is in bloom in Michigan.

By Ashley R. Harris

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New Jimi Hendrix Album Will be Released March 2013

Music from the album was produced in 1968 and 1969

A new Jimi Hendrix album will be released featuring previously unheard tracks

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NHL Cancels More Games, All-Star Weekend

Weekend would have brought $12 million to central Ohio

As NHL lockout continues, casualties continue to roll.

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British Beautypreneur Fills Industry Void for Women with Allergies

Skills in artistry and personal passion make for winning combo

A British woman with many allergies found a way to fill a niche in the…

By Octavia Goredema

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Black Art Doesn’t Have to be Black

What's the definition of black art?

Must black artists be relegated to only creating art that explicitly features black people or…

By Demetria Irwin

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Don’t Mess Up Your Chances: 10 Worst Ways to Demand a Raise

Here's tips on the best way to approach the big ask

So you think you deserve a raise at work? Here are tips on things you…

By Sasha King

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Will.i.am Launches App to Amp Up Your iPhone Camera

Singer plans to enhance point-and-shoot capabilities

Black Eyed Peas frontman Will.i.am working to soup up iPhone camera to a 14-megapixel tool.…

By Yannique Benitez

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What Will be the Fate of Financially Shaky HBCUs?

Many HBCUs are on their last legs, according to many.

Few HBCUs instill in their undergraduate students an ethic around philanthropic giving.

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You’re My Monday and My Friday: How to Successfully Work with a Spouse

Three quick tips on finding balance

Check out these four tips on how to create a successful balance between work and…

By Jamie Harrison

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Fox Host: Being on Food Stamps Would Help me Lose Weight

The discussion on Fox News centered around Cory Booker's food stamp channel.

“Could you live on 133 bucks a month for food?”

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Black Girls Hack Founders Talk Changing Tech Space, First Non-Profit Hackathon

Three women in tech band together to start coding contest

Kat Calvin, co-founder of Character’s Closet, Amanda Spann, founder of Glamobile and Sidewalk District creator…

By Janel Martinez

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The Legacy of “Soul Train” Continues with Paxton Baker

Baker has plans to continue and further extend the Soul Train brand.

Soul Train continues after the death of the legendary Don Cornelius.

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Jennifer Hudson Says “No” to More Weight Loss

How do you like Jen's new look?

The svelte singer, who dropped to a size 6 from a size 16, is still…

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Ethical Fashion in Africa

Is this a good idea or is this just exploitation with sugar on top?

Some high end designers use “ethical fashion” production practices in poor countries like Africa.

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More retailers opening Thanksgiving Day for their blowout sales

A Reality Check for Black Friday

Shopping until you drop is not worth ruining your financial health—or if it is already poor, making it even worse.

Yes, a healthy amount of holiday spending will be good for our economy, and certainly…

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The Talk: Um, Mom … Just How Much Are You Worth?

Kids worry they'll have to take care of their parents after retirement, but most parents are OK

A familial financial dilemma

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At Year’s End, Mortgage Prices Continue to Fall

Mortgage rates declining at the end of the year

Rates decline, signaling hope for the housing market

By Ashley R. Harris

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Black Man Killed by Cop Car in New York Gets a Closer Look

Witness accounts of the accident contradict the NYPD's report

The NYPD has hired an independent accident reconstruction expert to determine how Tamon Robinson died

By Makkada B. Selah

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Sign in Houston Apartment Complex Promotes Racial Profiling

The sign warns against teenagers of the 'Afro American race'

A sign posted in a Houston apartment complex encourages residents to profile black teenagers

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Vanessa Williams’ ’666 Park’ Show Cancelled

Williams played an Upper East Side Manhattan socialite

ABC has decided not to renew Vanessa Williams’ prime time drama

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Boves.com teamed up with Shaw’s Supermarket to make a $7,000 cash and product donation to the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf. While Bove’s has been donating to the Food Shelf for many years, this year’s partnership with Shaw’s helps ensure the food shelf will be able to serve complete meals to area residents in need, and that Vermonters won’t be forced to choose between heating their homes or paying other bills and putting food on the table.

5 Unique Ways Small Businesses are Giving Back to the Community

Check out the creative ways in which it's happening.

5 unique ways small businesses are giving back to the community.

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Dallas Cowboys: America's Team has played the second most games (44) on Thanksgiving and share the tradition with The Detroit Lions. They started in 1966 and outside of 2 years, they've played every Thanksgiving since. 

Their record, which is the best of these 5 teams listed here, is 28-15-1.

NFL Teams with the Most Thanksgiving Appearances

Aside from the Cowboys and Lions, who has the most appearances.

The top 5 NFL teams that have played on Thanksgiving

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