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Applebee’s Waitress Fired For Sharing ‘I Give God 10%’ Tip Receipt

Waitress violated Applebee's Customer Privacy Policy

After Pastor’s “I give God 10%, why should you get 18″ message goes viral, Waitress…

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Be Warned: 5 Workplace Elements That Could Be Sabotaging Your Career

These business influencers should be taking a back seat

Be aware of these toxic distractions and learn how to avoid or combat them in…

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New Government Site Helps Small Business Track Regulations

New Government Site Helps Small Business Track Regulations

An attempt to ease the regulatory burden on small businesses

Most small businesses don’t have lawyers or lobbyist who focus on regulatory compliance, like corporations…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Beyoncégate: Avoiding the Perils of Perfectionism

Why Beyoncé should use her Super Bowl half-time performance to answer to no one but herself

The proximity of her scheduled Super Bowl appearance to her Presidential Inauguration performance makes me…

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Career Growth: Cultivate Your Passion For Success

There are no wrong turns when you explore the possibilities

Use these tips to hone in on how you can find purpose and fulfillment in…

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No More 9-to-5: 5 Celebs Who Went From Corporate America to Hollywood

These entertainers gave office jobs the boot to follow their dreams

These top entertainers traded the 9-to-5 life to follow their dreams, from Laz Alonso to…

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Career Day? Really? 5 Reasons Gucci Mane Isn’t the Best Role Model

Recent appearance at Georgia school Career Day raises more than an eyebrow

Recently, the rap artist spoke to students at a Georgia middle school for Career Day,…

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Shocking! Shots Heard at Atlanta Middle School

Two are reportedly injured in the shooting.

Police say they have two people in custody in connection with the shooting.

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Colin Kaepernick wants you to save a few dollars watching him play in the big game this Sunday.

5 Practical Money-Saving Tips for Your Super Bowl Party

Get into saving tips for Super Bowl Sunday's festivities

You’ve got to stick to your money-related resolutions. Here’s a few tips to get you…

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A Balancing Act: How to Juggle Full-time Work and Part-time School

Check out these tips to keep it all together

These tips will help you juggle duties of your day job while expanding your educational…

By Jamie Harrison

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Six Little McGhees: A Reality Worth Watching

Reality show is one of the top three on the OWN network

The series originally debuted on OWN weeks ago, and is currently being re-aired on OWN’s…

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Job Insecurity: How To Re-Invent Yourself in the Market

Ensure you're relevant and competitive in your industry

Consider these three tips for remaining relevant and competitive at your company.

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The widow of the late Lorenzen Wright in ten months squandered $1 million in insurance money meant to take care of their six children.

Widow of Murdered NBA Player, Lorenzen Wright, Spends $1 Million in 10 Months

Wright's widow has spent over $1 million in the last 10 months since his death.

The unsolved murder of NBA player Lorenzen Wright has taken yet another bizarre twist.

By Marcelle English

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Willow Smith Won’t be “Annie” in Movie Adaption

The daughter of Will and Jada is too old to play the role now

The ‘Whip My Hair’ singer Willow Smith is no longer slated to play the title…

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Marijuana Based Sandwiches Headed to the Northeast

Arizona based delivery service looks to expand

Last year Cheba Hut made about $10 million in sales and continues to grow

By C. Daniel Baker

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Ray Lewis Responds to Rant of Wife of Patriots Wide Receiver

All is forgiven

Anna Burns Welker wife of New England Patriot wide receiver Wes Welker took to Facebook…

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Family Matters Decoded: The 411 on Chicago’s Favorite Family

Black Enterprise remembers the cast of one of America's favorite TV shows, and is giving you the scoop on where they are now.

From Kellie Shangyne Williams to Telma Hopkins, Black Enterprise looks into the lives of the…

By Amber McKynzie

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BBASE looks to support African American Entrepreneurship in West Virginia

BBASE Looks to Support Black Entrepreneurship in West Virginia

A simple search for a black architect leads to a new group Group

Empowering entrepreneurs with special attention to young people in West Virginia

By C. Daniel Baker

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The Automotive Industry Decoded: How 6 Brands Are Doing Post Bailout

Did the bailout save the automotive industry?

General Motors, Ford and Chrysler — known as the Big Three — have endured some…

By Darralynn Hutson

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Tech Startup of the Week: Stipple Brings Photos to Life Through Tagging

Rey Flemings found a way to see past the limitations of computer vision

Image-based advertising and e-commerce company Stipple is Black Enterprise’s Tech Startup of the Week.

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4 Secrets to Successful Budgeting

Learn how to stick to your budget once and for all

Patrice says it’s time to get smarter about the way you’re budgeting your money.

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American Airlines In Talks for Merger With U.S. Airways

A deal could soon be in place, a report says

A deal could soon be on the way.

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Living in a committed relationship without the benefit of marriage creates unique challenges for financial planning.

Financial Advice for The Committed, But Unmarried

In a long-term relationship, but not ready to put a ring on it? Here are steps to honor your partnership while protecting your finances.

People not married but in long-term committed relationships have many of the same financial concerns…

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Mark Zuckerberg Ends Facebook Phone Rumors

While the social network continues to grow with mobile, there’s no sign of a smartphone in its future

On the company’s fourth-quarter earnings call Wednesday Mark Zuckerberg ended all the speculation by dismissing…

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Postal Service Makes Direct Mail Easier For Small Businesses

How to Survive The 2013 US Postal Service Rate Changes

New postal rates do not have to cost you money.

Mail and shipping services play a vital role in small business. Here’s how to keep…

By C. Daniel Baker

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IncubateNYC: Entrepreneurs Teaching Entrepreneurs

Former Wall Streeters follow passion and create a startup incubator

BlackEnterprise.com speak with IncubateNYC founders Brian Shields and Marcus Mayo on quitting their jobs on…

By Demetria Irwin

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On the Go: 8 Steps to a Smooth Job Relocation

Don't let fear and confusion keep you from smooth sailing

Don’t let fear and confusion keep you from traveling for work opportunities. These tips will…

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5 Professional Experiences Every College Student Should Have Before Graduation

Boost your resume with these undergrad opportunities

Before you walk across that stage, be sure to check these off the list so…

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Time Management: Making the Most of Your Down Time

Make the most of your slow business days

Consider these tips on how to maximize the free time you have beyond business hours.

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Ella Curry: Publishing Positioner for Many Popular Black Authors

Savvy businesswoman behind the success of many bestselling authors

Ella Curry, of EDC Creations Media Group, marketed books of many well-known, bestselling authors including…

By Sasha King

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4 Good Reasons You Should Pursue an Advanced Degree

Consider the perks of having more education under your belt

Consider the added perks of having more education under your belt, from higher salary to…

By Jamie Harrison

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Stereo Bluetooth for Business and Pleasure: Plantronics BackBeat Go and Able Planet High Fidelity BT400B

Two stereo Bluetooth headset options that offer road warriors high-fidelity sound and style

For executives on the go, see whether the Plantronics BackBeat Go or Able Planet High…

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BlackBerry Unveils Revamped OS, New Devices and First-Ever Global Creative Director Alicia Keys

The company puts emphasis on integration and productivity with new operating system and hardware

BlackEnterprise.com breaks down BlackBerry’s big announcement, emphasizing integration and productivity with the new operating system…

By Terrance Gaines

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Executive Services Firm Hardesty LLC Offers Organizations Tips on Overcoming a Financial Crisis

5 Crucial Steps for Surviving a Brand or Product Crisis

5 steps from an industry expert on surviving crises

Tips from the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association on weathering a crisis.

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Foursquare gives small business owners their own app

Foursquare for Business Gives Small Business Owners Their Own App

Access Foursquare data without a computer

Gives busy managers a way to keep up with Foursquare without being tied to a…

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NYC Times Square Incubator Space Launched

The Times Square office suite is a natural addition to our portfolio

Office suite will provide workspaces and business services to traditional startups and small businesses

By C. Daniel Baker

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Taye Diggs Apprehends Burglar in Home, Allegedly

Confronted burglar after award show

Last year we had LL Cool J apprehending someone in his home and apparently Taye…

By Sasha King

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Teacher Allows Students to Wear KKK Robes for Class Project?

What about the historical context?

A teacher in Las Vegas, NV allowed his students to dress up in KKK robes…

By Sasha King

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Gabby Douglas Gives Olympic Memorabilia to Smithsonian

Gabby Douglas gives pictures, leotards and more to Smithsonian National Museum.

Gabby Douglas goes down in history and donates personal bits to the Smithsonian National Museum…

By Amber McKynzie

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The Roots to Headline Super Bowl Tailgating Party

The Philadelphia-grown group is working on their upcoming 13th studio album, “& Then You Shoot Your Cousin."

If there is a band that can be labeled the hardest working band in show…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Ice-T Decoded: A Career of Reinvention

From hip-hop to a hit television series to a documentary, Ice-T has done it all

Through his many ups and downs — and with a decade-long gig as Detective Fin…

By Darralynn Hutson

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Kwame Kilpatrick Spends Weekend in Jail

The Michigan Corrections Department facility was former mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's home for a few days.

What is your opinion of Kilpatrick?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Tom Joyner: “Tavis Smiley is Fascinated with his own Legacy”

Tom Joyner feels Smiley wants to be remembered in the way Dr. King is remembered.

Joyner and Smiley parted ways after the latter began criticizing the president.

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O.J. Simpson’s Book, “If I Did It,” Sold On eBay For $250,000

After nearly six years, another original hardcopy of O.J. Simpson's If I Did It hits the Net.

O.J. Simpson’s original murder memoir resurfaces for auction.

By Amber McKynzie

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New York Times announces a new incubator for startups

New York Times Announces a New Incubator for Startups

New program provides space and opportunities to startups

The NY Times’ new partnering program offers startups a chance to grow without losing equity

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Back to Basics: All You Need to Know About Facebook Lists

Explore the options you have with the social networking site's Lists function

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In an effort to manage privacy, Facebook’s Lists functionality was born.  Since the…

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PayAnywhere


No cash, no problem. Whether you're a street vendor hawking your wares in the middle of the urban jungle or the only friend with cash after a lunch date and you need to split a check, the free PayAnywhere device and app will let you turn your smartphone into a cash register. If you have an iPhone or iPad, you can link to a cash drawer and an AirPrint-enabled or Star thermal printer to transform PayAnywhere into a POS-lite interface. PayAnywhere adheres to the strictest standards of PCI compliance ensuring your customer’s data remains safe and secure. For the convenience, you'll only pay 2.69% per swiped transaction or 3.49% + $0.19 per keyed transaction.

Apple Unveils 128GB iPad 4

The revamped iPad 4 will cost consumers a pretty penny

Apple announced on Tuesday it’s launching a 128GB iPad. The new device is virtually identical…

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Lakers’ Metta World Peace Developing a Prank Show?

It's rumored that Metta World Peace is shopping a show to the networks

Metta World Pranks? Lakers forward is looking to develop his own series.

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Socialcam Founder Michael Seibel On Giving (Video) Power to the People

Former CEO of Justin.tv gives us the latest post-acquisition

BlackEnterprise.com caught up with Socialcam CEO and co-founder Michael Seibel to talk about the nearly…

By Janel Martinez

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Misguided: 4 Worst Excuses for Pursuing an Advanced Degree

Don't make the wrong choice that could cost you in the long run

If your primary motivation for going to grad school falls into one of the rash…

By Jamie Harrison

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CNN Revamps Brand, New Morning Show Planned

Role of current host, Soledad O'Brien, unclear

In an effort to bolster ratings CNN has hired some new talent to replace or…

By Sasha King

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Judge Delays Black Texas Woman’s Execution Until April

Kimberly McCarthy will not be put to death tonight, after all.

It is rare and often times unexpected to here of a woman being sentenced to…

By Sasha King

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Taco Bell Announces Doritos Cool Ranch Taco Release Date

Taco Bell CEO: “Cool Ranch Tacos are on the Way”

Taco Bell's Doritos Locos Tacos saved their company

CEO hints at a follow up to the Doritos Locos Taco which sold over 200…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Young Innovators Bringing the Diaspora ‘Face2Face’ with Africa

Sandra Appiah and Isaac Boateng envision a unified Pan-African community

Sandra Appiah and Isaac Boateng, co-founders of Face2Face magazine, have turned negative life experiences into…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Toni Braxton Decoded: “Family Values” Help Put Struggling Singer Back in Spotlight

Are you a fan of the Grammy winning diva?

Toni Braxton was one of the most successful R&B singers of the ’90s with her…

By C. Daniel Baker

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NFL Partners with Harvard for $100 Million Study on Players

The NFL is taking a hard stance on player health and safety by commissioning new studies on the effects of the game

The beleaguered sport is searching for solutions to player health and has partnered with Harvard…

By Ashley R. Harris

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Thank You Small Business Campaign

New Campaign Thanks Small Business Owners with Live Events and Webinars.

New campaign thanks small businesses and their owners

New campaign will visit 10 cities and distribute 25,000 cards, thanking small businesses

By C. Daniel Baker

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Why Your Credit Report is More Important Than Ever

Is your credit score hampering your financial progress?

There is no shortage of evidence that the credit report is perhaps as important to…

By Jennifer Streaks

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Continuing the Legacy: Oprah’s Top 7 Landmark Interviews

A snapshot of recent TV moments that had us all watching

As the multimedia icon celebrates her 59th birthday, we take a look at a few…

By Janell Hazelwood

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T.I. Decoded: A Music and Media Empire Served Family Style

When T.I. began rapping, he never knew he would become an all-around money making machine.

Clifford Joseph Harris, Jr. has been labeled the Jay-Z of the South by Pharrell Williams…

By Darralynn Hutson

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$2.7 Billion Dollar Baby: Happy Birthday Oprah!

Legendary multimedia icon turns 59

Today, legendary media icon Oprah Winfrey turns 59. The talk show pioneer and multimedia tycoon…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Small Businesses Say “No” to Outsourcing and Redefine Success

After the recession, some small businesses are still finding ways to keep their product 100% American-made.

Small businesses fight to keep their doors open in a diminishing economy.

By Amber McKynzie

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NYC Comptroller: Lack of Minority Participation in City Contracts is a Plague

John Liu looks to bring inclusion into other branches of the city’s government

John Liu’s policies of inclusion and transparency has led to significant city bond underwriting deals…

By Alan Hughes

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New World Trade Center Vandalised With Racist Graffiti

Racist scrawl covers the bathrooms in the new World Trade Center

Vile comments pollute the new World Trade Center construction site

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Credit Card ‘Checkout Surcharge’ Enacted by Retailers

Before paying with a credit card, check to see if you're being charged extra

Forty states enact law allowing retailers to charge a fee if you use plastic

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‘High School Musical’ Star Sues Parents for Theft of Earnings

Warren starred in all three 'High School Musical' movies

Actor Chris Warren accuses parents of plundering his trust fund

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Barnes & Noble Plans to Close 239 Stores Nationwide

Barnes & Noble Plans to Close 239 Stores Nationwide

The largest traditional bookstore faces uncertain times.

Competition from Wal-Mart, Amazon, & e-books force a rethinking on the value of brick &…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Isaiah Washington Plays the D.C. Sniper in ‘Blue Caprice’

'Blue Caprice' is a new film about the D.C. Sniper case

Former Grey’s Anatomy star Isiah Washington returns to the big screen in new biopic

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SBA offers new tools to educate Small Business on the Affordable Care Act

SBA Offers New Tools to Educate Small Businesses on Healthcare Law

New webpage and blog aims to explains new healthcare law

The SBA wants to help business owners find the special provisions in the Affordable…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Chicago Mother Loses Fourth Son to Shooting

Mother loses another child after gun violence explodes in the streets of Chicago.

A Chicago mother loses a second son to open gunfire in Chicago.

By Amber McKynzie

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The Office Actor, Craig Robinson, Set to Star in New Sitcom

Craig Robinson is set to star in a new NBC spin-off series of The Office starring none other than himself.

Craig Robinson slated to star in a NBC spin-off series of The Office.

By Amber McKynzie

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History! Indiana’s 1st Black Physician Honored With Headstone

Dr. Samuel A. Elbert gets a headstone at the Crown Hill Cemetery

Elbert challenged the Medical College of Indiana in 1871 after they refused to grant him…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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A nightclub fire in Santa Maria, Brazil claimed the lives over over 230 people.

After Deadly Blaze, Concern For Brazil’s Turn on World’s Stage

Officials fear Brazil's safety measures isn't up to par with its ambition

Brazil is in mourning over a deadly fire that killed over 230 in a large…

By Darren Sands

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It doesn’t matter if you prefer ultrabooks, tablets, or MacBooks, you’re not going anywhere without a smartphone. It is definitely a requirement for every entrepreneur. But a tech entrepreneur needs one because it's web enabled. The Samsung Galaxy S III is a great example. The latest in the Galaxy S series offers more than most smartphones. It has one of the most sophisticated mobile experiences to date. It’s light, thin and can fit right in the palm of any hand, plus the Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system makes multitasking simple. You have the option to watch HD videos while emailing or texting, if you so choose.

Want Free Theater Seating? Just Request ‘Tweet Seats’

For some theaters, tweeting during the show gives attendees free seats

Providence Performing Arts Center, Connecticut’s Norma Terris Theater, Raleigh’s Carolina Ballet, the Indianapolis Symphony, the…

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Exciting Experiences & No Benefits: 4 Pros and Cons of Working for a Startup

Consider what you're getting into before saying yes to the job

Spending your work days in jeans with an office full of cool people sounds like…

By Jamie Harrison

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Lessons on Customer Engagement from the Detroit Auto Show

As the Auto Show ends, what can small businesses learn?

Customer engagement lessons from the Detroit Auto Show

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4 Tips for Budgeting When Your Income Is Inconsistent

How to create consistency when your money isn’t!

Limited or inconsistent income means you have to be smart with the money you do…

By Patrice C. Washington

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5 Tips to Improve Engagement With Video-Sharing App Vine

With the recent release of the Twitter-owned service, see how your brand can create engaging content

Five ways you can use Vine to increase online engagement.

By S. Lynn Cooper

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To Our Subscribers: Welcome to the New Black Enterprise

Everything is changing: How you do business; how you acquire information; how you invest…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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Government sets aside $5 Billion U.S. award for Small Businesses

Government Sets Aside $5 Billion Award for Small Businesses

Contract goes to 3 small business with 150 workers or less

Dell and Hewlett-Packard will need to work with small businesses to tap a $5 billion…

By C. Daniel Baker

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25 to Life: How to Conquer the Quarter Life Crisis

Use this strategy to combat the inevitably scary transition

Damian Barr, author of Get It Together: A Guide To Surviving Your Quarter-Life Crisis, offers…

By Jamie Harrison

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Green-Eyed Killer: 3 Ways Jealousy Can Stifle Career Growth

Author and career coach Demetria Lucas details how to manage insecurities

Career coach and author Demetria Lucas details why letting the green-eyed monster win in the…

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Queens rapper Nas meets with tech heavyweights Mark Zuckerberg and Ben Horowitz this weekend (Image: File)

5 Tech Inventions We’d Like To See From Nas, Mark Zuckerberg and Ben Horowitz

Some are calling the recent dinner-date a “Meeting of the Dons”

BlackEnterprise.com explores 5 tech inventions that could’ve come from this weekend’s “meeting of the dons”…

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Petitioners Demand that Unlocking Cellphones Remain Legal

Unlocking your cellphone is now illegal

A new petition opposes the Library of Congress’ recent decision making unlocking cellphones illegal

By Makkada B. Selah

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4 Things to Consider Before Pursuing an Advanced Degree

Career coach details key issues to ensure you make the right decision

In a 5-part series “Grad School vs. The School of Life,” we explore issues of…

By Jamie Harrison

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A Thief? Mogul Russell Simmons Denies Accusations

Russell Simmons speaks out about scamming former employee out of millions.

Russell Simmons accused of taking millions from former Run Athletics President.

By Amber McKynzie

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New Home Sales Fell 7% Last Month

Though the rate of new home sales fell in December it's still better than a year ago

New home sales fall nearly 10 percent in December 2012

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First-time Black Filmmaker Wins Grand Jury Prize at Sundance

Ryan Coogler is a 26-year-old filmmaker from Oakland, California

Black filmmakers takes home the biggest prize at Sundance

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Proposal Bans Welfare Recipients from Buying Lottery Tickets

Do you think this is fair?

North Carolina lawmakers draft legislation banning welfare recipients from playing the lottery

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Vince Young Loan Scandal Takes Another Twist

Former football star's financial woes continue to mount

Vince Young could be in hot water.

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The Business of Mommy Blogging

Mommy Bloggers: The Business of Mommy’s Behind the Computer Screen

3.9 million Americans are mommy bloggers and the number is going to continue to grow.

Running a motherhood blog is popular, and anything but easy.

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Stevie Wonder Performing Super Bowl Weekend

Legendary Motown singer will hit the stage February 2nd in New Orleans

Can you believe Stevie is still belting out those tunes?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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HBO Hires Tom Hanks to Produce Mini-Series on Black Boxer Jack Johnson

Jack Johnson was the world heavyweight champion in 1908

Tom Hanks signs on to tell story of first black world heavyweight champion

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Michael T. Holmes Named New COO at INROADS

INROADS recruits bright undergrads of color who would like a career in corporate management

INROADS, Inc. is a prestigious corporate internship program that recruits undergrads of color

By Makkada B. Selah

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Lebron James Comments on Sale Price of the Sacramento Kings

Lebron says he can't knock the hustle

Lebron James tweets sarcastic comment about Sacramento Kings sale price

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Offering Wifi At Your Small Business Maybe Illegal

Offering Wifi at Your Small Business May be Illegal

Offering free Wifi at your small business may cost you

You may be breaking the law by offering your customers and employees free Wifi

By C. Daniel Baker

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T.I. and Tiny Discusses Black Love in EBONY

Rapper T.I. and Tiny Talk Marriage in Ebony Magazine’s “Black Love” Issue

The rapper/actor and his wife, Tiny, former Xscape singer, prove that not all celebrity couples…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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White Couple’s Black Child Booted Out of BMW Dealership in Brazil

BMW salespeople thought the seven year old black boy was a beggar and a vagrant

Adopted seven year old black son of white Brazilian couple racially-profiled

By Makkada B. Selah

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Rosa Parks Statue Planned for Capitol Hill

Parks will be the first African-American woman depicted in a statue on Capitol Hill

Congress to unveil a statue of the civil rights activist Rosa Parks

By Makkada B. Selah

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Groupon Halts Gun-Related Deals

Gun deals are "under review" after customer calls for gun-control

Daily deals website Groupon suspends all deals related to guns

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Audit Shows HBCU Employee Received $60K Extra Pay in Error

The HBCU violated state law by paying an employee extra money

N.C. Central University tries to recoup over $60,000 from an employee they paid extra money

By Makkada B. Selah

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Lowe’s Hiring 50,000 New Workers for Spring

Some of the positions will be permanent

Home improvement retailer Lowe’s announces a major hiring initiative

By Makkada B. Selah

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Freshwire’s Shawn Amos on User Reviews Giving Power to the People

The chief executive explores consumers growing trust in user reviews

Freshwire CEO Shawn Amos discusses the influence of online reviews.

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Social Networking: Professional Power Play or Business Blunder?

Take heed: Overdosing on the instant accessibility can be detrimental

Whether you have a tangible business or you’re promoting yourself, you need to be very…

By Yandy Smith

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Mission Possible: Working With a Strategic Purpose Can Mean Greater Job Satisfaction

Media vet gives strategy on infusing passion in professional path

Having a mission gives your work purpose, one that goes beyond the organization you serve.…

By James Walker

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Rohan Marley Continues to See Success with Marley Coffee

Rohan Marley Continues to See Success with Marley Coffee

Signs deal to appear on "In The Kitchen With David" on QVC

Bob Marley’s son takes Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee mainstream and sees success with Marley Coffee…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Salty Spouse: 3 Signs Your Mate is a Career Hater

Check out tips on getting rid of the negative and back to the lovin'

Finding a spouse that understands your career goals and drive can be difficult, but here…

By Courtney Connley

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Subway Vows To Ensure Every 'Footlong' Is 12 Inches

Subway Vows to Ensure Every ‘Footlong’ is 12 Inches

Subway issues a 2nd Comment regarding sandwich length.

After being hit with lawsuits, Subway changes their postion on the term “Footlong”

By C. Daniel Baker

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Roland S. Martin will serve in a special advisory role for the National Association of Black Journalists.

NABJ Appoints Roland Martin Honorary Convention Chair

Martin: "I'm not running for president of NABJ"

Martin will join forces with NABJ in a special role for its 2013 convention.

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Tomato Prices Could Skyrocket If Agreement Isn’t Reached

Tomato Prices Could Skyrocket If Agreement Isn’t Reached

Prices could reach "more than the American consumer can bear."

If distributors withdraw Mexican tomatoes from the marketplace U.S. consumers would be hit with…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Millennial Edition: 4 Things You Should Never Say to Your Boss

Your manager might be cool, but remember to remain professional

Applying the old adage, “Think before you speak,” can prevent Hurricane Katrina-like damage from happening…

By Jamie Harrison

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Career Booster: 4 Ways To Increase Your Profile for Prime Positioning

Dynamic ways to make yourself marketable in your industry

In order to stand out among the pack, you must be someone people won’t forget.…

By Sasha King

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Jobless Blues: 8 Coping Tactics for the Newly Unemployed

Acknowledge the challenges then get back into the saddle

With many companies still conducting layoffs, bouncing back from becoming unemployed can be difficult. Here’s…

By Sasha King

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Women Owned Small Businesses Continue To Lose Out On Government Contracts

Government agencies have little incentive to award contracts

Losing out at a faster rate than that of male-owned small businesses.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Kerry Washington to Receive Top Honor at NAACP Image Awards

TV's first black leading lady in over 40 years will be recognized by the NAACP

‘Scandal’ leading actress, Kerry Washington, has been named the recipient of the NAACP President’s Award…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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The 2014 H-1B Visa Race Begins today

Entrepreneurs Demand Immigration Reform For Skilled Workers

Start-ups say it's too expensive and difficult to hire foreign talent

Owners say they have to reject many skilled applicants due to red tape and regulations

By C. Daniel Baker

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La La launches her make-up line, Motives for La La.

La La Anthony Decoded: DJ to VJ, Now America’s Favorite Reality Host

Black Enterprise dissects the life of La La Anthony -- from her radio days to her life on the court.

Black Enterprise breaksdown La La Anthony’s radio and film career, cosmetics line and marriage to…

By Amber McKynzie

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Keith Clinkscales Launches Sports Website TheShadowLeague.com

Former ESPN executive launches a site with the intersection of sports, pop culture and race

Have you checked out the site?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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A Crash Course on the CFPB and Why it Matters to all Future Homeowners

It's going to be harder to get a loan, but it's for the greater good

Beginning in January, servicers will also have to notify borrowers of foreclosure alternatives after the…

By Ashley R. Harris

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SBA Introduces Online Marketplace for Federal Jobs and Contracts

RFP-EZ, is an exciting partnership between the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the White House’s Presidential Innovation Fellows.

RFP-EZ helps small businesses search for government jobs and contracts

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Mori Taheripour will be a panelist for the 2013 Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit hosted by State Farm.

Q+A: Mori Taheripour, San Francisco 49ers Fan, on the Art of Negotiation

For our #WomenOfPower Twitter chat on Friday, Jan. 25, the expert dishes on gender differences, and heading to the Big Easy

Get to know Mori Taheripour, 2013 Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit panelist.

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Google Apps no longer free for new small business accounts

Google Possibly Experimenting with National Wireless Network

The tech company has filed an application with the FCC for wireless spectrum

Google has reportedly applied for an experimental license from the Federal Communications Commission that would…

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NJ Library Displays Controversial Artwork Of Slave

Artist Kara Walker's drawing creates controversy

Black artist Kara Walker’s artwork was the topic of discussion as it shows the horrors…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Justin and B.J. Upton will both play in the same outfield as members of the Atlanta Braves.

On Anniversary of Historic Jackie Robinson Deal, the Braves Have an All-Black Outfield

On Jackie Robinson anniversary, Atlanta now has the most exciting outfield in baseball

Braves recently acquired Justin Upton from the Diamondbacks.

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Museum Curators Search for Artifacts to Commemorate President Obama

Museum curators hit the ground in search of personable Obama memorabilia after Monday's inauguration.

Museum curators go in search of Obama memorabilia for 2015 museum opening.

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Join us Jan. 25th at 11am for our Women of Power Twitterchat on “Negotiating”

Follow both of our chat participants @soniaalleyne and @moritaheripour on Twitter.

The title of the chat is: “Negotiation: Be Smart, Be Bold, Be Crystal Clear.”

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Twitter Launches Video-Sharing Service Vine

After acquiring Vine last fall, the social network unveiled the free iOS app

Social network Twitter unveils free iOS app, Vine.

By Janel Martinez

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How to Drive Savings Back to Your Wallet at the Pump

Money saving tips to keep you at the pump less and on the road more

According to AAA, gas has crept up only .04 cents to the gallon since last…

By Ashley R. Harris

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Employers Fire Workers After Showing Support for Obamacare

Companies across the country fire employees for supporting Obama and Obamacare initiatives.

Employers across the country exercise their right to fire employees for political affiliation.

By Amber McKynzie

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Tech Startup of the Week: OnceLogix Provides Innovative Solutions for the Healthcare Industry

Entrepreneurial trio provides healthcare solutions...the tech way

BlackEnterprise.com’s Tech Startup of the Week highlights different tech entrepreneurs and the innovative companies they’ve…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Obama’s Raise Value of White House While in Office to $294.9 Million

Real estate value rises since President Obama took office 4 years ago

Although there was a recession, the value of President Obama’s residence has increased in value…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Cornel West Disappointed in President Obama’s Use of MLK’s Bible

Dr. Cornel West speaks out against President Obama being sworn in using Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s bible.

Cornel West expresses disappointment in President Obama during panel at George Washington University.

By Amber McKynzie

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Alicia Keys Plans Her Own Version of the National Anthem for Super Bowl

Is that a risky move?

The Super Bowl takes place in New Orleans, Sunday, Feburary 3rd and it features a…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Obama’s Second Term Sets a New Beginning for Inclusion and Activism

He was America's choice - a diverse America in which African Americans, women, gays, and youth now play a larger role in national discourse, policy-making and governing.

The ceremony’s significance was that his return to the Oval Office could no longer be…

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Chipotle to offer catering service in all restaurants

Chipotle Announces New Catering Service

Catering service will begin in Colorado then spread to all stores

Chipotle catering will allow groups to customize their own individual burritos and bowls, at home.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Will There be Enough Chicken Wings for the Super Bowl?

Chicken companies produced about 1% fewer birds last year

With reduced productions and the return of the NHL, will there be enough wings for…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Coco Austin Decoded: ‘There’s Not Just Beauty Behind Her Empire’

Whether you believe it or not, Coco Austin's brains have a lot to do with her financial success

Coco Austin may be the beauty behind the popular E! reality show “Ice Loves Coco”…

By Tomika Anderson

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The NAACP Joins The Battle Against New York City’s Soda Ban

The NAACP Joins the Battle Against New York City’s Soda Ban

Group says the law is "inconsistent and undemocratic"

NAACP feels the Soda Ban will burden and disproportionally impact minority-owned businesses

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Annual Survey Ranks Technology As the World’s Most-Trusted Industry

Edelman’s Trust Barometer places tech industry at the top for seventh straight year

According to the Edelman Trust Barometer findings, technology is the most-trusted industry, beating out the…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Got the Flu? There’s an App For That

Flu Defender lets users monitor the influenza epidemic and get tips on treatments

Flu Defender, an iPhone application, provides users with flu-prevention strategies and a quiz people can…

By Janel Martinez

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Black Hackers Involved in National Day of Civic Hacking

White House announces National Day of Civic Hacking

The White House announced on Tuesday the National Day of Civic Hacking, which is scheduled…

By Janel Martinez

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Constantly Changing Gigs? Here’s Why You Should Set Some Roots

Making changes is fine, but frequent moves can hinder advancement

While changing jobs may not necessarily be bad for young workers, doing so too frequently…

By Jamie Harrison

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A Diminishing Legacy: Postal Job Cuts Threaten Black Middle Class

Budget cuts lead to more economic challenges for minority workers

U.S. Postal Service having eliminated 168,000 jobs since 2006. More cuts are expected, meaning more…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Code of (Low) Confidence: CEOs Less Optimistic About Global Market

You can turn that around. Check out a few tips on how

A new survery found many chief executives pessimistic about market success. If you’re a company…

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Teach a Child How to Shoot, the Answer to School Shootings?

Is creating a gun safety course a good or bad idea?

The “South Carolina Gun Safety Program” is a proposed bill by Republican Senator Lee Bright.

By Sasha King

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J.Crew to Retire First Family’s Inaugural Looks

Two of the pieces will be retired by J.Crew 'out of respect'

If you admired the wardrobe of the First Family at the inauguration on Monday that…

By Sasha King

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Sloane Stephens embarks on her journey for her first major title at the 2014 Australian Open.

Sloane Stephens Becomes a Household Name, Literally Overnight

After her win over Serena Williams, Team Sloane is abuzz over the emergence of its talented star

Sloane Stephens will play Victoria Azarenka in semifinal of the Australian Open.

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For Valentine’s Day, Stop (Overspending) In the Name of Love!

The pressure is on to show you care. Before you get caught up, listen up: Love is not a legitimate excuse for irresponsible financial decisions.

Valentine’s Day is the official holiday to celebrate love. But because it’s almost exclusively a…

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From Intern to CEO: How 4 Top Celebs Climbed Up the Corporate Ladder

Their humble beginnings led to major future wins

These heavy hitters started from the bottom and worked their way up, proving humble beginnings…

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Tameka ‘Tiny’ Cottle Decoded: “Not Your Average Rapper’s Wife”

In addition to “Family Hustle” she executive produces two other TV shows, “Tiny and Toya” and her new baby, “Tiny Tonight,” on VH1.

Tiny has managed to put together quite the entertainment empire since her Xscape days.

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