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Washington’s Insider Secrets: How to Land Top Internships in Politics

Executive coach spills the tea on getting job opportunities on the Hill

Washinton D.C. career coach Beverly Jones has a few insider tips for those who want…

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Group Hopes to Help Black-Owned Businesses Stay in Harlem

New Android App Helps You Create a ‘Harlem Shake’ Video

App offers step-by-step instructions on creating dance craze video

Harlem Shake Video Creator, a new Android app, is helping Harlem Shake enthusiasts create their…

By Janel Martinez

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This year's CIAA Basketball Championships featured a new logo and new slogan.

Q&A: Commissioner Jacqui Carpenter: CIAA Isn’t Just a Big Party [Part 1]

The CIAA is trying to get back to its roots: Excellence in athletics.

Will crowds ever return to the arena to, you know, watch the basketball?

By Darren Sands

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Michael Winans Jr. Sentenced To Nearly 14 Years In Prison

Michael Winans Jr. Sentenced To Nearly 14 Years In Ponzi Scheme

Fraud targeted church members as well as friends and family

3rd generation member of the Winans family is sentenced for his role in a $4.7…

By C. Daniel Baker

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International Influence: 10 Power Men in Africa to Follow on Twitter

From executives to entertainers, these 10 power men should be on your Twitter list

BlackEnterprise.com is highlighting power men in Africa.

By Claudine Moore

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Obama Returns Portion of Pay to Show Solidarity with Workers

Sequester Cuts Already Hurting Small Businesses and Contractors

Half the jobs lost due to the Sequester will be from Small Business

The federal spending cuts known as the sequester are already hurting small businesses

By C. Daniel Baker

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Style Suite: Office Chic for Now … And Later

With spring fever in full effect, you can incorporate the looks into winter wardrobe

Spring fever is in the air, from retailers to the runways. Here’s how to incorporate…

By Kéla Walker

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Tech Startup of the Week: Pathbrite Turns Educational Experiences Into Digital Data

Founder Heather Hiles uses digital portfolios for career and education assessment

Heather Hiles of Pathbrite uses digital portfolios for career and education assessment.

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Businessweek Magazine’s New Cover Called “Racist & Offensive”

Cover depicts a stereotypical African-American family

Bloomberg Businessweek’s new cover has some asking “who approved this?”

By C. Daniel Baker

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Shark Tank Mogul Daymond John Partners with Fuse Science

Shark Tank’s Daymond John to Keynote InfusionCon 2013

InfusionCon brings over 2,000 small businesses together

In addition to other highly sought after industry leaders, the founder of FUBU will share…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Black Student Shot and Killed Outside College Dorm

Anthony Darnell Liddell, 19, killed by unidentified shooter.

Officials say there were 4 to 5 shots on campus of Coastal Carolina University.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Iranian Press Alters Michelle Obama’s Oscars’ Gown to Look More Conservative

Iran's media alters images of First Lady Michelle Obama's Oscars' gown.

Iranian press changes images of Michelle Obama because her shimmery gown was “too revealing” for…

By Amber McKynzie

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Bobby Brown Sentenced to Jail For Third DUI

Troubled singer to spend 55 days in jail with probation

In addition to jail time, Brown was ordered to 18 months in rehab.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Supreme Court Nays James Brown’s Estate Settlement

The Godfather of Soul's estate to stay divided as is.

Attorney General Henry McMaster dealt a settlement that split Brown’s estate for charity, his widow,…

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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Kim and Kanye are Turning Down Money

Pop culture power duo not selling what some people want to buy

The superstar couple of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West insist on staying in Bel-Air mansion

By Ashley R. Harris

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Supreme Court Hears Shelby County, Alabama On Voting Rights

Voting Rights Act to hit the floor of the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court is voicing skepticism

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Diddy and Mark Wahlberg Team Up For AQUAhydrate

Diddy has you covered, beverage wise.

Will you drink the water?

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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Georgia Cemetery has Clean “White” Side and “Messy” Black Side

Maintenance neglected until ownership is established

In Hamilton, GA a cemetery is divided by a chain link fence. One side has…

By Sasha King

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Early Boss Moves: 10 Ways to Become a Young Leader

Take these steps to get a head start in achieving your highest goals

Take these steps early so you’ll get a head start on becoming the influential boss…

By Courtney Connley

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‘Downton Abbey’ Set to Have a Black Character

Rumors are that the show has put out a casting for a black actor

If you aren’t watching this show now, will you watch if a black character is…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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CNN Under Fire For Networks Non-Color Lineup

Meets with NABJ to discuss diversity

The new President of CNN Jeff Zucker has made some big changes to the…

By Sasha King

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10 Ways to Maximize Your Home Office for Productivity

Working From Home: 5 Reasons It’s Not For Everyone

It may seem like a good idea but can be the total opposite

With the recent announcement from Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer telecommuting has been at the forefront…

By Sasha King

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Go Ahead and Toot: 3 Good Reasons to Brag in the Office

You won't get ahead by just doing great work

Go ahead and toot your own horn sometimes. You won’t get ahead without a little…

By Courtney Connley

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5 Ways Your Website Is Driving Away Customers

Tips to keeping consumers engaged on your site

The most common website mistakes that drive your customers away.

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Cool Jobs: Funnyman First African Comic to Appear on ‘The Tonight Show’

Young entertainer set to be one global talent to watch

At 28, this funnyman is set to be one of the hottest global talents, having…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Looking Back: 4 Signs Your Career is Going Nowhere

If you want to make your days worthwhile, take heed to these suggestions

At the end of the day, you want a lasting legacy that was fulfilling and…

By Sasha King

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Majority Of Business Owners Hesitant To Visit Healthcare Exchanges

EmblemHealth Drops Small Business Insurance Plans

Move also reduces incentive for brokers to sell insurance

Small business insurance brokers reap $693 million a year in commissions, according to study.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Trayvon Martin’s Mother Declares It ‘Hoods Up Day’

A remembrance for her son

Yesterday made one year since Trayvon Martin was taken from this earth.

By Sasha King

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5 Ways to Establish Yourself as a Thought Leader Online

Use your digital presence to brand yourself as an industry expert

BlackEnterprise.com provides five ways you can establish yourself as a credible expert within your industry.…

By S. Lynn Cooper

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The Black Role in Motorcycle Culture is Celebrated

Harley-Davidson recognizes contributions by blacks on their 110th anniversary

Did you know that blacks had a role in the motorcycle culture?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Yes, We Do That: A Black Woman’s Amazing NASCAR Escapade

My journey squashing stereotypes and reacquainting with a childhood fascination

Someone said “Black people don’t do NASCAR.” Well, we did that, and it was amazingly…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Money Matters: How To Pay Taxes If You Don’t Have the Money

Discretion is advised

During the tax season there are many individuals who rely on their tax refund. It…

By Sasha King

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Illinois Gay Marriage Bill Advances to House Vote

Executive committee approves same-sex marriage bill.

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has already vowed to sign the bill into law.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Anheuser-Busch Is Watering Down Brews Alleges Former Employees

Former employees claim watering down beer is "routine"

Former high ranking employees say beermaker sacrified quality to reduce costs

By C. Daniel Baker

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White House Honors African-American Leaders in Education

Obama administration honors ten leaders in education.

White House creates ‘Champions of Change’ initiative to honor African American achievement.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Lil Jon Teams Up With Zumba Fitness to Launch Nightclub Series

"Exercise in disgusie" parties hope to attract new customers

Capitalizing on his high energy brand, Lil Jon brings fitness to your local nightclub

By C. Daniel Baker

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Historic Black Enterprise Magazine Covers: Pres. Obama, March 2009

Check out the historic Black Enterprise cover of President Obama in March 2009 two months after being inaugurated

Was this one of your favorite covers?

By Derek T. Dingle

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: C.H. James III

Today's Black History Month quote comes from fourth-generation entrepreneur C.H. James III

What are your thoughts on this quote?

By Derek T. Dingle

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Black Birthdays for Feb 27th: Chili, Marian Anderson and More

Happy Birthday to Bobby Valentino, Devin Harris and more

Check out who else is celebrating

By Black Enterprise

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Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 27th

Check out what historic happenings occurred today in history

Today’s Black History Month facts focus on Marian Anderson and Debi Thomas

By Black Enterprise

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Fashion’s Night Out 2013 Goes on Hiatus

Fashion’s Night Out is Cancelled for 2013 in NYC

The annual celebration of fashion will skip NYC in 2013

Fashion’s Night Out will be held in 30 other cities this year, but none in…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Ex-NBA Player Pleads Guilty to Weed Possession

Other charges dropped

Cars, drugs, and alcohol are all the part of the recipe for life in the…

By Sasha King

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4 Ways to Ensure You’re Always Taken Seriously

How to leave the formalities at home in non-traditional offices

Sometimes, formalities have no place in workplace environments becoming more and more lax. Here’s how…

By Sasha King

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Black Enterprise's Janell Hazelwood and Kimberly Wilson visited Daytona Beach, Fla., Feb. 23 for the Daytona 500 race, to explore the business and diversity of NASCAR. Here, they are pictured with pit crew professionals, several of which were products of the 'Drive for Diversity' program. (Images: Kimberly Wilson/BlackEnterprise.com)

Experience NASCAR through Black Enterprise Live

The Black Enterprise team went down to the Daytona 500 to explore the business of NASCAR and their "Drive for Diversity"

The Black Enterprise team went down to the Daytona 500 to explore the business of…

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Black College Enrollment Suffers Due to High Loans

Changes to U.S. Dept. of Education cause a dip in college enrollment.

Is college just unaffordable now?

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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‘The Gossip Game’: 4 Career Lessons We Hope Will Be Responsible, Not Ratchet

New show to debut April 1 will showcase who's who of NYC's entertainment media

With a concept that has a potential to shift from civil to ratchet, we’re hoping…

By Courtney Connley

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Sonia Sotomayor Condemns Prosecutor’s Racially Charged Question

Sotomayor blames Obama administration for ignoring comment.

What do you think of Sotomayor’s comments?

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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Outstanding: 10 Ways to Make a Lasting First Impression

Be popular and engaging no matter where you go

These steps will ensure you’re likable, engaging and able to close the deal in making…

By Sasha King

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Chicago PD Under Fire for Offensive Brochure

Tasteless brochure sparks community rage.

How do they have the time to do this in a crime ridden city?

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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Trayvon Martin Death Anniversary: Fla., Self-Defense Laws Stay the Same

Florida opts to keep "stand your ground" law.

Do you think these laws will ever change?

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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App Addiction: Survey Shows 85% of Smartphone Users Would Rather Give Up Water Than Apps

Mobile app behavior survey sheds light on app appeal

API company Apingee released results from its 2013 Mobile App Behavior survey of smartphone owners,…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Researchers find Donkey Meat in Beef Burgers

Scientists Find Donkey & Other Mislabeled Meats in Beef Burgers

Scientists looking for horse meat uncover other animal meats

As the horse meat scandal continues, serious questions regarding food labeling are being raised.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter

Today's Black History Month quote comes from Brooklyn rapper and mogul Jay-Z

What are your thoughts on this quote?

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Google Introduces Its Own Social Log-In Feature

Tech giant introduces new sign-in feature

Google announced Google+ sign-in on Tuesday, which allows the networking site’s users to sign into…

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NFL Player Works at Sandwich Shop Making $7.50 an Hour

This football player is happy to make you a sandwich, provided you hold the judgment

Terrance Ganaway just doesn’t care.

By Darren Sands

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Style Suite: Laced with Sophistication

Often considered too risque, this versatile fabric can be mixed into your work wear

Though often considered risque, this versatile fabric can be incorporated into your office looks. Here’s…

By Kéla Walker

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Federal Officials Suspend Fung Wah Bus Line Over Safety Concerns

Federal Officials Suspend Fung Wah Bus Line Over Safety Concerns

Officials found "questionable" results in routine inspections

Authorities crackdown on charter bus companies after a horrific crash.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Black Birthdays for Feb 26th: Erykah Badu, Bill Duke and More

Marshaull Faulk, Corinne Bailey Rae and a few others are also partying

Check out today’s birthdays

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Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 26th

Today’s Black History Month facts focus on Muhammad Ali and Andrew Brimmer.

Check out today’s facts

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New York Politician Celebrates Jewish Holiday in Blackface

Assemblyman Dov Hikind wears blackface costume at Brooklyn home.

Politician says he didn’t mean to hurt anyone’s feelings.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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10 #BlackTwitter Favorites

Whether they’re serving up controversy or thought-provoking tidbits, these notables will keep you stalking their Twitter feed

From politicians to celebrities, African Americans are making their mark through social media, garnering worldwide…

By Winston Ford

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10 Reasons Why People of Color Should Care About Sequestration

10 Reasons People of Color Should Care About Sequestration

If a deal isn't reached, Sequestration will hit Americans, hard.

African-Americans & Latinos will be affected by budgets cuts if the Sequester happens.

By C. Daniel Baker

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This Job Market ‘Superpower’ Will Give You More Than a Leg Up

Advocacy group shines light on valuable job skill via tech stars like Mark Zuckerberg

You may think this skill is just for tech geeks, but in the job market,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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High School Students Wear KKK Robes at Hockey Game

Three students wore KKK-like robes during high school game.

Principal says students’ parents were contacted and “appropriate action” was taken.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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D.L Hughley Will be “Dancing With the Stars” this Spring

Outspoken comedian among the latest cast of stars for the TV show

Jacoby Jones and Victor Ortiz will also join the cast

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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New York Gun Buyback Program Offers Beyonce Tickets as Exchange

Music mogul suggests free Beyonce tickets in exchange for illegal firearms.

Michael “Blue” Williams, who managed Outkast, has so far raised $75,000 for gun program.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Conservatives Criticize Michelle Obama’s Oscars Appearance

Right-wing blogger says first lady feels 'entitled'

Conservative bloggers criticize Obama’s ties to Hollywood.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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The Green Goldmine of the Legal Marijuana Industry

Marijuana Entrepreneurs Face Excessive High Tax Rates Due to Old Laws

Another case of old laws hurting new industries

Laws set up to stop drug smugglers are hurting innovation in the “green revolution”

By C. Daniel Baker

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Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins: Singer, Director, Survivor and “Champion”

While she looks to revive her entertainment career, T-Boz continues to give back to those with leukemia and sickle cell anemia

Her reality show just ended but Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins has got so much else going…

By Tomika Anderson

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During America Saves Week, Get Serious About Your Financial Plan

New study shows Americans could do better when it comes to drafting a savings plan.

Just in time for America Saves Week is the annual savings survey by America Saves…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Internet Raises $150K for Homeless Man Who Returned Woman’s Engagement Ring

Couple plans to give all the money raised to homeless man who helped them

Couple rewards homeless man for his good deed

By Makkada B. Selah

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More Than Just Red Carpet Fashion: 4 Career Lessons from the Oscars

The night's ceremony lends more to professional advancement

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Whether you stayed up…

By Jamie Harrison

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Male Nurses Earn More than Female Nurses

Men are flocking to healthcare and nursing because of the recession, a report finds

Census report finds gender wage gap in nursing

By Makkada B. Selah

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‘Negro’ Will No Longer Appear on U.S. Census

Research found most think the term 'negro' is offensive

Do you agree with their decision?

By Makkada B. Selah

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The Donald Calls ‘Django Unchained’ the Most Racist Movie He’s Ever Seen

Trump says Tarantino's flick is a 'disgrace'

Donald Trump goes off on Tarantino’s ‘Django Unchained’

By Makkada B. Selah

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Students Protest Emory President’s Slavery Statements

Students and faculty members say it's part of a pattern of insensitivity toward minorities by the Emory administration

Emory president’s positive view of the dehumanizing “three-fifth’s compromise” offends many

By Makkada B. Selah

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Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference: Who’s Who: Brand Camp U CEO Hajj Flemings

The Gokit co-founder and brand strategist shares why the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference is a can’t-miss event.

Flemings took a few moments to talk with us about the importance of personal branding,…

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Career Advice: 5 Ways to Weed Out the Nonsense

Some words of wisdom are just the opposite. Here's how to tune out the noise

Everyone thinks they know best or that they’re an expert. Here’s how to weed out…

By Sasha King

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Nokia Expands Its Smartphone Lineup

The Finnish company debuts four new phones

Nokia on Monday debuted four new phones: the Lumia 520, Lumia 720, Nokia 301 and…

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5 Money Lessons From Drake’s “Started From the Bottom”

The new single for an album due in 2013 has the radio and Internet abuzz

Money lessons from Mr. Young Money himself

By Darren Sands

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Teen Tech Bash Introduces Students to App, Game & Web Design

Teenagers spend one Friday night each month learning to code and develop apps

Teen Tech Bash, which began in January 2013, is an overnight event staffed with educators,…

By Janel Martinez

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: Berry Gordy

Check out this inspiring quote

Today, February 25th, we have a quote from Motown legend and founder Berry Gordy.

By Derek T. Dingle

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IKEA Finds Horsemeat in Meatballs, Removes from Stores

Furniture giant becomes latest company in horsemeat scandal.

The scandal that began in Ireland in mid-January continues to affect brands

By C. Daniel Baker

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Black Birthdays for Feb 25th: NBA Center Joakim Noah

Happy 28th Birthday to Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah who celebrates today

Below you will find the individuals, both still alive and those who have passed away,…

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Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 25th

Check out what other historic figures made news on this day

Check out today’s facts

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I’m About to Pop Off: 5 Healthy Ways To Deal With Office Conflict

You don't have to lose your head---or your job

Here are healthy ways to manage and confront conflict without losing your head—or your job.

By Sasha King

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Denzel Washington: “I Don’t Want Movie-Star Friends”

Is it wrong for Denzel to be comfortable with his friends, even if they aren't actors?

Should Denzel be friends with other movie star actors?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Tips for Using Lent to Recommit to Your Savings Goals

Keep money in your wallet this Lent

Use these tips to get ahead!

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Jesse Jackson Jr. Scandal: 3 Lessons on Career Integrity

At the end of the day, ethics and honesty lead to long-term professional wins

Three lessons to take away from Jackson’s downfall to ensure the same mistakes aren’t made…

By Courtney Connley

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U.S. High School Graduation Rate to Reach 90 Percent

Minority graduation gap close causes surge in nation's high school performance.

By 2020, the U.S. high school graduation rate is expected to reach an all-time high.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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The Onion Apologizes to Quvenzhané Wallis

After offensive tweet is removed from Twitter, publication issues a formal apology to the young actress

What did you think of this apology?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Months After Hurricane Sandy, Fairway Market in Red Hook to Reopen

Store was a critical anchor to retail traffic in the neighborhood

Months after Hurricane Sandy, Fairway Market returns to the Red Hook neighborhood it helped revitalize…

By C. Daniel Baker

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African Cardinal Peter Turkson Makes Controversial Comment on Gay Priests

Pope contender says homosexuality is to blame for scandals in the church.

Turkson says Africa’s “taboo” on homosexuality have prevented scandals in the continent.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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5 Future Leaders in Technology

These innovators are making a name for themselves in the tech space

BlackEnterprise.com features 5 future leaders in tech are not only creating a path, but defying…

By Winston Ford

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Slammer-Time! Rapper MC Hammer Arrested, Cries he was Racially Profiled

Hammer says he thought the officer was 'dangerous'

MC Hammer claims he was a victim of racial profiling after cop pulled him over…

By Makkada B. Selah

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Starter Apparel Company Makes a Comeback With an Assist From NBA

Starter, NBA team up to bring back the vintage look

Starter jackets were an institution — and now they’re making a comeback.

By Mia N. Hall

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Cookie Johnson Shares First Reactions to Magic’s HIV Status

Cookie Johnson shares initial reaction to husband's positive HIV status.

Magic Johnson’s wife shares her reaction to learning of his HIV status during a New…

By Amber McKynzie

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Akon Sued For Injuring Man During Concert Dive

Man says singer negligently caused permanent injury during 2009 concert

A former concert worker sues Akon for medical expenses and mental anguish.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Decoded: It’s A Different World Without TV’s Favorite Cast

Black Enterprise delves into the lives of cast members from A Different World.

Black Enterprise takes a look at the cast members of A Different World after they…

By Amber McKynzie

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No More Working From Home Say Yahoo CEO

No More Telecommuting for Yahoo Workers Says CEO

Yahoo workers can no longer work remotely, says new CEO

Will a company known for its generous telecommuting perks accept this new policy?

By C. Daniel Baker

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NYC iPhone Theft On the Rise, NYPD Creates Task Force

Task force developed to track stolen iPhones, iPads

The recent spike in iPhone theft in New York City has caused the New York…

By Janel Martinez

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Why you Should Avoid Prepaid Debit Cards at all Costs

The benefits of prepaid debit cards can often appear attractive

Companies peddling prepaid debit cards often use celebrities to target consumers.

By Jennifer Streaks

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‘The Onion’ Tweets Vulgar Comment about Quvenzhane Wallis

The magazine has yet to apologize

The satirical magazine calls 9-year-old Oscar nominee a four-letter-word

By Makkada B. Selah

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Snoop Dogg and Suge Knight Friends Again?

Snoopy D-O double G still hangs like when he was on Death Row Records.

Can you believe these two are cool now?

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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Ohio Woman Claims She Was Fired Because She Voted for Obama

The company claims she was fired for "economic reasons"

Woman says she was fired after her boss asked about her voting preferences

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Bob Johnson and Tracy Edmonds Launch New Network, Alright TV

Alright TV debuts on Easter, March 31st

Edmonds and Johnson join forces to bring faith-based programming to the masses

By Makkada B. Selah

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Cops Try to Notify Mom About Son’s Death on Facebook

Cops contacted woman on Facebook through a "fake" account

Atlanta Woman is angry because police contacted her on Facebook about son’s death

By Makkada B. Selah

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Cameroonian Women Against Custom; Breast-Ironing

Cameroonian young girls suffer body mutilation in an attempt to protect young women

Young women are now fighting back against the practice

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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Kanye West Goes off on Rant Dissing Justin Timberlake

Ye' was going to let them finish but it seems he changed his mind.

Are you shocked by anything Yeezy says anymore?

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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14 Ways To Make the Weekend Work For You

What are you doing with your weekend?

If you have been wondering whether or not you are on the path to success…

By Sasha King

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JET Magazine Responds to Fantasia Instagram Comments

Do you think Fantasia has a real beef?

Apparently, JET felt the photos Fantasia and her team sent over were not befitting for…

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Arrest Warrants Issued For Suge Knight

Former Death Row Records CEO Wanted.

He never seems able to escape trouble

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Former NFL Stars Back Gun Control in New Ad for Mayors Against Illegal Guns

Deion Sanders, Emmitt Smith, Michael Irvin, LaDainian Tomlinson and Marshall Faulk help make public service announcement for gun control.

Deion Sanders, Emmitt Smith, Michael Irvin, LaDainian Tomlinson and Marshall Faulk help Mayors Against Illegal…

By Amber McKynzie

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Soledad O’Brien Criticizes CNN

Soledad steps down from her CNN morning show in May

O’Brien claims CNN never supported her show “Starting Point”

By Makkada B. Selah

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Former Temptations Singer, Damon Harris Dead at 62

Harris loses a 14-year-long battle with prostate cancer.

Rest in Peace

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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4 Ways to Boost Job-Seeking Success

These steps ensure you have a solid plan with winning results

Consider the following ways you can increase your chances of job-seeking success, simply but putting…

By Janell Hazelwood

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FAMU Law School Receives Warning

American Bar Association says it's concerned the school isn't preparing its 600 students adequately for bar exam

FAMU law school put on notice by American Bar Association

By Makkada B. Selah

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Pres. Obama Challenges Defense Of Marriage Act

The Obama administration asks the Supreme Court to step in and challenge DOMA.

DOMA is a federal law passed in 1996 that defines marriage as exclusively between a…

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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Fantasia Upset Over her JET Cover, Wants Apology

Season 3 American Idol winner annoyed that the magazine used an old photo of her

Does she have a beef?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Comedian Lisa Lampanelli Defends Her Use of the N-Word on Twitter

Lisa Lampanelli receives extreme backlash for N-word comment on Twitter.

Lisa Lampanelli defends her use of the N-word on Twitter after receiving huge backlash for…

By Amber McKynzie

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New York’s Harlem Neighborhood Speaks Out Against Harlem Shake Videos

Harlem neighborhood says "Harlem Shake" videos are "disrespectful."

Filmmaker Chris McGuire takes to the streets of Harlem to see what residents have to…

By Amber McKynzie

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5-Boro NYC Tour Features Beacons of Black Culture

A cultural journey is taking place in New York City for this Black History Month

Have you been on this tour?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Michael Jackson ONE: Cirque du Soleil’s New Las Vegas Show

Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on the Strip will be the place to be this summer

Will you check out this show?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Beyoncé Inks New Publishing Deal, Joins Jay-Z at Warner

Warner is her label effective immediately

The pop star joins her husband Jay-Z at Warner/Chappell publishing

By Makkada B. Selah

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Missing Detroit Woman’s Death Ruled a Homicide

Detroit missing woman body found with bullet wound in the back of head.

What a sad story

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Mandela Family Launches ‘House of Mandela’ Wines

A portion of proceeds from the wines go to charity

South African statesman and reformer Nelson Mandela’s family launches fine wine company

By Makkada B. Selah

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Actor Alec Baldwin Allegedly Calls Black Photographer a ‘Coon’

Baldwin claims he was being harassed

’30 Rock’ star accused of hurling racial slur at photographer

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First Black Illinois Congresswoman Dies at 81

Leaves behind a 24 year legacy in Congress

Collins passed away Sunday evening after suffering from a stroke.

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Young Jeezy Claims He Doesn’t Owe Partner 5 Million Dollars

Alleged business partner says he was down with Jeezy before he got his record deal

Alleged business partner says rapper owes him back pay for work on his albums

By Makkada B. Selah

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TJ Jackson Reaches Out to MJ Estate for Children’s Financial Support

Tito "TJ" Jackson is asking a judge to grant a monthly allowance from MJ's Estate.

TJ Jackson is seeking financial support for the Michael Jackson Estate to continue caring for…

By Amber McKynzie

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Career Courtesy: Reigning In Bad Habits

Office etiquette for better employee interaction

It’s not always easy to mesh with the people that you work with. There are…

By Sasha King

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Father Pays $200 to Daughter to Shut Down Facebook Account

A Massachusetts father signs a $200 agreement with his daughter to stay off Facebook.

A Massachusetts father agrees to pay his daughter to stay off Facebook.

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First Lady Michelle Obama’s Official Portrait for 2nd Term Released

The first lady, reframed

What do you think of Michelle’s new look?

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Rapper Kenny Clutch Killed in Sin City Shootout, Car Crash

Clutch died a block from where Tupac Shakur was gunned down in 1996

Oakland rapper Kenny Clutch was shot and killed in Las Vegas

By Makkada B. Selah

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‘Slavery’ Math Problems Cause Uproar in Manhattan School

The fourth graders had to add, subtract and multiply slaves and number of whippings

Teacher at elementary school assigns ‘slavery’ math problems for homework

By Makkada B. Selah

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Obama to Jimmy Carter’s Grandson: Thank you for ’47 Precent’ Tape

Obama 'ran across the room' to embrace Carter

Obama thanks former president Jimmy Carter’s grandson for finding ’47 percent’ video

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Square Introduces a One Stop Point-of-Sale Kit

All items work wirelessly and seamlessly with Square's software

While traditional POS software can run into the thousands, Square’s POS is $299

By C. Daniel Baker

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Adisa Banjoko Merges Hip-Hop, Chess, and Martial Arts to Empower Youth

Hip-Hop Chess Federation mixes founder's passions in giving back to the community

The fusion of hip-hop, chess and martial arts helps this motivational speaker succeed in helping…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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What!? Ohio Landlord Accused of Whipping Tenant Over Late Rent

Landlord charged with assault for whipping 29-year-old tenant with belt.

Tenant submitted to whipping because he was “scared” and “wanted to get it over with.”

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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‘MAD TV’ Star Aries Spears’ Wife Files For Divorce

Comedian's wife files for divorce and demands spousal support.

Spears’ wife is asking for full custody of their three-year-old son.

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Helping Bodegas and Barbershops Get Environmentally Friendly

Program helps small business recognize the benefits of going green

New organizations are helping small businesses like bodegas and barbershops become ecofriendly

By C. Daniel Baker

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Kenji Summers: Inspiring a Generation of Youth to Explore the World

Do you have a passport? Where have you traveled?

Less than 40 percent of Americans have a passport

By Demetria Irwin

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Soledad O’Brien Leaves Host Gig at CNN, Starts Media Company

Journalist enters partnership with CNN with new media company.

O’Brien’s show “Boiling Point” gets the axe after poor ratings.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Tech Startup of The Week: Around The Way Ranks Teamwork #1 for Success

Janine Hausif chose to build a company with experts who could add value and benefit the bottomline

Around The Way App is The Tech Startup of the Week for February 17-23. Co-founder…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Here to Stay? Group Hopes to Help Black Businesses Stay in Harlem

New program hopes to be a lifeline to small businesses in Harlem

“We need to generate and support as many entrepreneurs as we can because they are…

By C. Daniel Baker

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From Bedroom Kandi to Gospel Kandi: How to Balance Alter-Ego Jobs

What to do when your career aspirations are polar opposites

Many professionals have diverse talents and passions, leading to multiple gigs. But what if they’re…

By Jamie Harrison

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5 Common Social Media Myths for Business Debunked

Social networking myths exposed

BlackEnterprise.com debunks 5 common social media myths.

By S. Lynn Cooper

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Study Says Minimum Wage Should Really be $21.72

The minimum wage is too low for more reasons than one, study says

Economic study says the minimum wage has not kept pace with advancements in worker productivity

By Makkada B. Selah

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Tips for Crowdfunding Your Education Costs

Could you benefit from these strategies?

Here are three sites to consider for crowdfunding some of your education costs.

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Film Femme Fatales: Top Black Women in Hollywood

These directors and producers add unique flair to storytelling

Adding their unique voices and creative spin on storytelling, these producers and directors are kicking…

By Courtney Connley

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