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Michael Jordan Files Countersuit Against Alleged Baby Mama

Jordan doesn't want alleged baby mama to get off the hook so easily

MJ says he wants alleged baby mama to pay for his court costs

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Woman Covered Up Aunt’s Death to Live in $287 a Month Apartment

Woman scammed co-op board that dead aunt was alive but couldn't have visitors

Woman scammed co-op board into believing her dead aunt was alive

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Reddit Founder Tells ‘Fellow Geeks’ to Stop Being Sexist

Reddit founder calls on fellow geeks to stop terrorizing others

Reddit founder admonishes the tech community for its sexism in blog post

By Makkada B. Selah

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Vera Wang Discontinues $500 Fee to Try-on Bridal Dress Policy

Fee was established to deter counterfeiters from copying designs

How one brand’s attempt at detering counterfeiters lead to a media backlash.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Lil Wayne: ‘I’ve Had a Bunch of Seizures’

Do you think the mix of drugs and him having epilepsy causes his seizures?

Time to quit the drugs Wayne!

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India.Arie Accused Of Lightening Skin, Denies it on Facebook

Her latest photo on her current single, 'Cocoa Butter,' has people thinking she has altered her skin

Sometimes it’s the ones you don’t expect?

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How to Make the Most of Your Networking Events

Create a plan of action for maximum success

Many networking events begin to lose its purpose without a game plan. There are some…

By Sasha King

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Is Herbalife A Pyramid Scheme?

Is Herbalife A Scam or a Way to Success?

A battle over the legitimacy of the health line's business model

The multilevel marketing company is the subject of a battle.

By C. Daniel Baker

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New Report: Small Businesses Creating Jobs, Giving Back and Growing Local Economy

Top 15 Companies Hiring This Year

Many of the jobs listed have salaries of 60,000

Although the job search may be difficult for some, the numbers are in the millions…

By Sasha King

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Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Ex-Girlfriend to Show Artist’s Unseen Works

There will likely be a new book on the collection, an exhibition and sale.

New works discovered by blue chip artist Jean-Michel Basquiat

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Gabrielle Union’s Fashion Facts

Trendy looks for the spring

Actress Gabrielle Union has made statements with a countless amount of pieces that are stylish,…

By Sasha King

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6 People That Should be Avoided on Social Media

Treat your social media profile like your home

Depending on what you want out of it social media can be an entertaining and…

By Sasha King

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The company tops 100 domains, and its index of web pages reaches over 8 billion.

Google goes public with an opening price of $85 per share.  

Although Google is known for its April Fools Day pranks, this April 1 proved promising with the launch of Gmail.

Want That Old Thing Back? How to Temporarily Return to Former Gmail Compose

Switch back to the older version of the popular email service

How users can temporarily switch back to the old Gmail compose.

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KFC Franchise Owner Fires Worker for Being Homeless

Woman Says KFC Franchise Owner Fired Her for Being Homeless

Owner says she was fired for lack of previous experience

While Mississippi is an at-will employment state, was this termination legal?

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An Incubator Changed My Career: How Young Techies Sparked Innovation in the UK

Brothers find success with European mentoring and investment program, Seedcamp

British-based brothers Abs Farah and Kahin Farah founded Fractal after mentoring and coaching from Seedcamp,…

By Octavia Goredema

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Ignoring Status Quo: 4 Young Professionals Dish On Finding Success

They followed their dreams and passions straight to the bank

While the idea of making your dreams a reality might seem scary, be inspired by…

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Bob Teague, Reporter Who Helped Integrate TV News, is Dead

Teague was a seasoned newspaper reporter before he moved into network news

A pioneering black TV newsman has died

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Tech Startup of the Week: Tracey Solomon’s Hoseanna Is a (Working) Girl’s Best Friend

Subscription-based web service delivers essentials to women on the go

Tracey Solomon partnered with Katrina Carroll-Foster to create Hoseanna, an e-commerce company where women can…

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T- Mobile Rolls Out 4G, Goes No Contract

Plus iPhone 5 is now in stock

T Mobile adds 4G service and offers no contract

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Michigan Radio Station Bans Rick Ross and Lil Wayne’s Music

Both rappers' complete body of work have been pulled out of station's rotation

A radio station censors Lil Wayne and Rick Ross

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Wal-Mart Hints at Crowdsourcing Package Delivery

Program is still in the brain-storming stage, says CEO

Wal-Mart executives are considering using its millions of shoppers as a delivery service

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Career Going Nowhere Fast? Here’s How to Reroute

This strategy will get you on the right track

If your professional life has reached a plateau and it seems to be going nowhere,…

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21 Ways to Become a Master Persuader

Here's how to get people to do what you want them to

Being a powerful persuader is a key skill in the business world today. Here’s how…

By Sasha King

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College Entrepreneurs Wanted for New Reality TV Series

Show's format will be similar to NBC's "The Apprentice"

Facebook, Google, and Dell were all started in dorm rooms.

By C. Daniel Baker

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12-Year-Old Actors Portray Music Icons on Broadway

Raymond Luke Jr. and Jibreel Mawry play Motown icons in new Broadway musical.

Raymond Luke Jr. and Jibreel Mawry take on the roles of a young Michael Jackson,…

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Judge Joe Brown Cancelled After 15 Seasons

CBS pulls plug on popular court show after failed negotiations to cut Judge's salary.

Judge Joe Brown was the second highest court show in syndication.

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Sasha and Malia Obama’s Spring Break Trip Criticized by Republicans

GOP rips President Obama for sending daughters to Bahamas for Spring Break.

Rep. Steve King says Obama should show some ‘austerity’ amid America’s recovering economy.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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How Do The Rich And Famous End Up Broke?

The same way you do. Except your money troubles don't get put out on Front Street by everyone from CNN to TMZ.

It’s a familiar story: professional athletes, superstar entertainers and other famous celebrities losing their homes,…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Smartphones are for Dummies: My Life Without a Cell Phone

Is it possible to be unplugged?

How many people do you know with a cellphone?

By Sasha King

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Court Approves Sales Tax on Online Sellers

Court says Tax law violates the U.S. Constitution's Commerce Clause.

NY State Court rules that online income generated via links can be taxed, opening the…

By C. Daniel Baker

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WATCH: Nick Cannon Talks Business, Entertainment and Work-Life Balance

With his NCredible work ethic, this entrepreneur and entertainer has his sights set on conquering the world

Nick Cannon is a comedian, actor, entrepreneur, husband and father. Watch this video to find…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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The VMAs Head to Brooklyn’s Barclay Center

Will Jay-Z perform at the first ever awards show in Brooklyn?

Will you be attending?

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A Look at the Life of Fantasia Barrino … in Quotes

Her responses to her major life events

Fantasia has seen some ups and downs living life in the spotlight.

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Jamie Foxx Goes Presidential in Official ‘White House Down’ Trailer

The talented actor continues his streak of blockbuster films this year

Will Jamie Foxx pull it off as a good black president?

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Swizz Beatz: More Than Just A Music Artist

Expanding his brand on the canvas

Swizz Beatz creativity knows no bounds.

By Sasha King

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Viola Davis and Daughter Take a Trip to the Aquarium

Viola Davis took a day off from work to visit the aquarium with her daughter, Genesis.

‘The Help’ actress Viola Davis took her daughter for a trip down South to Atlanta’s…

By Amber McKynzie

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The NFL's Israel Idonije, the son of Christian missionaries, is founder of Blessed Communion.

NFL’s Israel Idonije Breaks Bread — and Ground — With Blessed Communion

With a few years left to play, a Monster of the Midway is drawing up plays in the boardroom

Israel Idonije combines a humanitarian’s heart with a smart business moves.

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Garage Sale Buy of ‘Chinese Bowl’ Leads to Big Bucks

Family gains unexpected windfall from garage sale purchase

The family purchased the Chinese bowl at a garage sale six years ago.

By Sasha King

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Style Suite: First Lady Look for Less

Take an affordable cue from Michelle Obama's fashion savvy

We all love the First Lady’s savvy sense of style. With help from the Style…

By Kéla Walker

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Instagram Now Influences Your Klout Score

The online influence gauge finally takes a tally of your Instagram engagement

Klout, the San Francisco-based social media analytics company, announced Thursday that Instagram users are now…

By Janel Martinez

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4 Top Athletes with Winning Careers Outside the Game

Enterprising stars taking careers and brands to next level

These four enterprising professionals are expanding their brands into business deals that could be lucrative…

By Courtney Connley

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Yes, Women Can Succeed in Tech, But How Does the Uneven Playing Field Impact Their Journey?

Numbers show issues in terms of socioeconomics and race

A recent Forbes article highlights how women can succeed in tech, despite mainstream media’s portrayal.…

By Janel Martinez

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For LaVar Arrington’s Latest Act, A Grand Nod to His Many Influences

Reinventing himself -- and making a lot of money in the process -- was never something LaVar Arrington thought he couldn't do

LaVar’s second act is in high gear.

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Top Five Mistakes Recruiters Make on Job Posts

Faux pas that could mean months of employment vacancy

Finding talent to fill a position can be difficult. Avoid these common faux pas to…

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The Ultimate Career Every Professional Should Prep For

You won't believe what this lucrative professional path is

Apparently, no matter what industry you’re in today, there’s one path of employment everyone should…

By Janell Hazelwood

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From Filmmaker Byron Hurt, a Singular Courage to Tackle ‘Hazing’

Former football and fraternity member tackles critical subject in new film

Byron Hurt was uniquely qualified to tackle hazing topic.

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Tech Evangelist Adria Richards Breaks Silence On Recent Controversy

Techie speaks on firestorm

Adria Richards releases statement surrounding recent controversy.

By Janel Martinez

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6 Ways to Reach Business Success Sooner

14 Ways To Keep Your Cool During a Job Interview

With this strategy, anxiety won't get the best of you

It can be stressful going through the job search process. Here’s how to keep nerves…

By Sasha King

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Whitney’s Sister-in-Law Pat Houston Has Suicide Scare

Pat Houston rushed to hospital after taking pill medication.

Houston says she took medication for her back, turned off her phone and fell asleep.

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7 Tips for Creating a Social Media Policy

Must-haves for your brand’s policy

BlackEnterprise.com outlines what you should consider when creating your brand’s social media policy.

By S. Lynn Cooper

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Oscar de la Renta Says Michelle Obama Does Not Influence Fashion Today

Fashion designer has less than flattering words for first lady.

Oscar de la Renta, who once criticized Obama’s wardrobe, says first lady’s fashion isn’t influential.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Koli Palu won season nine of NBC's The Biggest Loser and the $100,000 prize. Researchers say financial incentives help people reach their weight loss goals.

Study Shows Financial Incentives Help Weight Loss Goals

Study says participants were motivated by money

Is this a major breakthrough?

By Darren Sands

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Apple Ends LCD Display Purchases From Samsung

Apple to fully employ LG for its iPad LCD panels.

The drama between the two continues

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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Student Debt Becomes Chief Concern for College Applicants

Majority of college applicants say debt is a deciding factor in choosing schools

President Barack Obama and credit reporting agency Moody’s called on colleges to cut student costs.

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Political Savvy: 4 Top Power Players Under 40

Leaders making boss moves in Washington and beyond

These young leaders are making major boss moves in Washington and beyond.

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Network Wars: NBC Bans Ann Curry from Tweeting Sympathy to ABC’s Robin Roberts?

Network allegedly prevents friendly tweet in fear of 'aiding the enemy.'

NBC executives allegedly tell Curry not to tweet health-stricken Roberts out of network competition.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Link Between Early Baldness and Prostate Cancer for Black Men

University of Pennsylvania researches black men and prostate cancer.

The University of Pennsylvania is the first study to look only at African American men.

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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Closing of DC Nightspot Raises Questions of Police Policy.

A popular Hip-Hop bar in Washington D.C. is possibly closing after a shooting.

Have you ever been to this buzzing D.C. night spot?

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Real Housewives Drama! Kordell Stewart to Divorce Porsha Stewart

Porsha Stewart no longer an Atlanta Housewife.

Sad news to report in the world of reality TV.

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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Reports Claim Current NFL Player Plans to Reveal He’s Gay

NFL gay rights discussion loud as ever.

Who could it be?

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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Legendary Motown Songwriter and Producer Deke Richards, Dies

Producer of Jackson 5's hit "ABC" dies at hospice.

Richards was suffering from a bout with cancer

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New Lil Wayne Documentary to Air on BET

The making of the New Orleans rapper's 'DEWeezy' commercial will air this weekend

Will you check it out?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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You Don’t Say! 10 Unbelievable Myths About Black People

Black Enterprise looks at 10 of the Black community's craziest myths.

As Black History Month comes to an end, Black Enterprise explores 10 of the most…

By Amber McKynzie

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UBR Spotlight: Top Ad Agency CEO Monique Nelson

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

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable: Uniworld Group Co-CEO Monique Nelson, Catherine Bennet of…

By Pepper Miller

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Is the Perfect Sleep Worth $175,000?

British bed company, Savoir Beds, creates six-figure Royal Bed.

Savoir Beds designs $175,000 Royal Bed, and gives other exclusive clientele the chance to purchase…

By Amber McKynzie

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Top 10 Most Blissful Jobs in America

Survey details professionals where workers are happiest

These professionals find the most fulfillment and oftentimes, great pay as well.

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Entrepreneurs Conference: Get Your Product On The Shelf and Into Major Retail Stores

Lefty's Spices CEO Walter Nash Jr., shares recipes for success on how his family got their barbecue sauce into Walmart, Costco's and other retail chains

Here is some great advice on how to get your product placed in your favorite…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Six Steps to Prepare for Venture Financing

How to avoid potential problems with venture capital funding

Establishing and maintaining good corporate hygiene will pay dividends as you negotiate your venture financing

By Ricardo Bernard

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Restaurant Uses Social Media on Patrons Who Blew Off Reservations

Restaurant posts names and telephone numbers of no-shows

Should restaurants be allowed to publicly shame customers who don’t show up for reservations?

By C. Daniel Baker

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Reality Check: What You Can Learn From Career Failures

Some valuable lessons you learn only after disappointment

Valuable lessons that only can be learned via failure.

By Sasha King

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No Bueno: 10 Job-Seeking Mistakes Recent Grads Should Avoid

Take heed to these faux pas when at the interview

If you’re looking for entry-level employment, be sure to avoid these common mistakes.

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Don't assume that you would have handled financial decisions any better than Dionne Warwick, who recently filed bankrutpcy, if you were in her shoes.

Dionne Warwick Files for Bankruptcy

The legend is more than $10 million in debt

Publicist says gross financial mismanagement during the 80s and 90s is the cause for her…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Style Suite: High-Heel Hiatus

Give those feet a break with fab flats

This season, flats are beyond basic and on trend, serving up more umph than frump…

By Kéla Walker

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Minority-Owned bcondoms ‘Welcomes Opportunity’ to Speak With Bill Gates

bcondoms lauds Gates Foundation announcement, expresses interest

bcondoms has been a proponent of condom usage from its infancy.

By Darren Sands

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George Zimmerman’s Brother Tweets that Blacks are ‘Risky’

Robert Zimmerman Jr. is suspected murderer George Zimmerman's older brother

Robert Zimmerman Jr. takes to Twitter to explain why blacks are natural born killers

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Usher, Public Enemy to Perform at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony

This year's honorees include Donna Summer, Albert King and Quincy Jones

Jennifer Hudson and Christina Aguilera are among the many singers performing at the ceremony

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WATCH: Chinedu Echeruo On Navigating Tech Business Success

HopStop founder talks about the business of the location-based service

The technology founder of location-based website and app HopStop talks to Black Enterprise about launching…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Major Tech Firms Refuse to Share Data About Workplace Diversity

Even Facebook doesn't want the public to know how pitiful their diversity numbers really are

Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and others block access to their diversity numbers

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New Studies Show Music Downloading Isn’t Hurting the Music Industry

New studies show illegally downloading music isn't hindering the music industry.

Illegal music downloads, they discovered, had essentially no effect on the number of legal music…

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Is Clutter Keeping You Back Financially?

Do you think about what financial clutter is doing to your financial goals?

Here are some tips to get rid of that clutter

By Patrice C. Washington

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Robin Roberts to Receive Lifetime Leadership Award

The GMA anchor is being rewarded for her extraordinary grace and courage during her recent medical journey

Using “vision, resources and commitment” to further positive change, Robin Roberts is selected to win…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Central African Republic President Overthrown by Rebels

President Francois Bozize flees Central African Republic to undisclosed location.

Unraveled peace treaty forced the coup.

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Abortion Rate 4x Higher Amongst Black Teens [Study]

Black women make up 13% of the population, but account for 30% of abortions.

The numbers are startling.

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Shocking! Georgia Baby Shot Dead in Stroller by Two Teens

Two teens face criminal charges in shooting of 13-month-old baby.

The world is getting crazier by the day

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4 Smart Ways to Use Twitter to Find Your Next Gig

These steps can ensure you find job-seeking success

Job seekers, these steps will ensure you maximize the time you’re spending tweeting, to find…

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Why Will Smith Turned Down ‘Django Unchained’

Smith says the role was not for him

Actor reveals why he passed on ‘Django Unchained’

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Delta Sigma Theta Hazing Investigation Heats Up at FAMU

Pledges allegedly had to do squats for long periods of time

FAMU Deltas in the hot seat over alleged hazing incident

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Yelp Help’s Small Businesses Estimate Online Revenue

New feature tracks user actions and estimates their values

Yelp’s new feature looks to help owners estimate the monetary value of online customer actions

By C. Daniel Baker

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NFL Players Find Second (Career) Wind with Music Boot Camp

Clive Davis offers new life beyond the field for athletes

Clive Davis’ Business of Music bootcamps gives former athletes chance at new profession and way…

By Sasha King

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History’s Most Loved TV Shows Turned Into Movies

Which one of these was your favorite TV show turned into a movie?

The Good Times movie is on deck, so here’s other TV shows turned into movies

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Dennis Rodman, ‘An American Original,’ Covers Newsweek

Can Rodman capitalize on his newfound marketability?

Rodman’s made a marketable move, however crazy

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BlackBerry Z10 Sales Off to Slow Start

BB slowdown sheds light on the reformed brand

The BlackBerry hype was short lived, and sales of the company’s Z10 model is confirmation…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Are You An Obnoxious Tweeter?

Internet company details 11 of the most common (and annoying) Twitter users

Israel –based company Conduit unveiled an infographic that highlights the tech industry’s most annoying Twitter…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Liquor Privatization Bill Could Mean Goodbye to ABC Stores

Beer Industry Contributes $8.7 Billion Annually to Pennsylvania Economy

Industry is also linked to 70,650 local jobs in Pennsylvania

A beer trade group releases a new study, as the battle over the privatization of…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Cool Jobs: Australian Filmmaker Brings Story of Aboriginal Singers to the States

Wayne Blair takes story of Aboriginal quartet global with 'The Sapphires'

An Indigenous Australian writer, actor and director, Wayne Blaire talks bringing Aboriginal history to the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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British Entrepreneur ‘Hatches’ Savvy Way to Promote African Arts in UK

Yemisi Mokuolu overcame challenges of recession to realize dreams

Yemisi Mokuolu’s company, Hatch Events, is committed to promoting and profiling African arts across the…

By Octavia Goredema

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How Wasting Time At Work Could be Beneficial

Downtime can have it's perks in the office just as much as time spent working

Downtime can be valuable for higher productivity and efficiently. So, is it really wasting time?…

By Sasha King

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5 Reasons You’re More Trustworthy Than Your Manager

Consumers more apt to trust workers than those in charge

Study shows that consumers do not trust those in upper management. Here’s why.

By Sasha King

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Though Tragic, ‘Phil Spector’ Focus Brings Black Music History to Forefront

Beatles producer also had hand in black music heavyweights' success

HBO’s ‘Phil Spector’ film brings to the forefront details of a horrific murder, but also…

By Janell Hazelwood

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One Year after Superstorm Sandy, Many Small Businesses Aren't Prepared for the Next Disaster

Study Finds Small Business Owners Hit Hard By Hurricane Sandy Outages

52% of small businesses experienced a loss of sales or revenue

Small business owners were hit particularly hard by Hurricane Sandy, a new study reveals just…

By C. Daniel Baker

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‘The Sapphires’ Were Inspired by the US Civil Rights Movement

This film shows the struggle that this girl group endured as they mimicked the movement born here in the States

Was the Australians’ group struggle as bad as the Blacks struggle in the civil rights…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Google Glass Will Use Built-In Trackpad

The mystery surrounding Google glasses is finally starting to dissipate. California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom wore the high-tech specs on his Current TV show. During the interview, you can hear Google co-founder Sergey Brin warning Newsom “don’t touch the pad on the side.” (Click here to watch the video.)

Lawmakers to Pump Brakes on Drivers Sporting Google Glass

Bill introduced that would extend texting-while-driving law

In an effort to keep all drivers safe behind the wheel, West Virginia Legislature Republican…

By Janel Martinez

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Black Woman Techie Fired After Outing Sexist Jokesters at Conference

The tech community is divided over Richards' firing

An outspoken black female software developer is fired

By Makkada B. Selah

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Joke Gone Wrong: Karl Roves Says ‘Donna Brazile Owes Me Some Fried Chicken’

Republican strategist's joke ends up on wrong side of the punch line.

While Brazile did not seem bothered by the joke, Twitter and liberal blogs ridiculed Rove.

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Pros and Cons of Going from “Yes, Boss” to Being the Boss

From employee to self-employed, here are tips to transition smoothly

Going from being an employee to being self-employed can be challenging. Here are a few…

By Courtney Connley

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Arrest Warrant Issued for Rapper Gucci Mane

Rapper hits fan in the head with a champagne bottle.

A fan says Gucci Mane struck him while trying to get an autograph.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Rihanna Gets Permanent Restraining Order Against Stalker

Crazed fan attempts to break into singer's L.A. home.

A court orders man to stay at least 100 yards away from Rihanna for three…

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Do You Know Where Your Money is Going?

Budgeting is still the No. 1 defense against careless spending

How can a budget tell you where your money’s going?

By Jennifer Streaks

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Dwayne Wade Teams Up With Author James Patterson to Help Kids Read

Dwayne Wade and James Patterson inspire kids to read.

Dwayne Wade joins forces with best-selling author, James Patterson, to encourage kids to read more.

By Amber McKynzie

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The Changing Faces of Hip-Hop Legend Lil Kim

Do you like the new Lil Kim or the old Lil Kim?

Such drastic changes…

By Amber McKynzie

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Bill Gates Offers Entrepreneurs $100,000 to Develop a Better Condom

Contest offers up to $1 Million in funding for new condom design

As part of their effort to stop global AIDS, Bill & Melinda Gates are offering…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Bill Cosby Threatens to Sue ‘CosbySweaters.com’

Actor Bill Cosby has trademarked his connection to colorful sweaters

The ‘Cos’ tells an online company to cease-and-desist

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8 Steps to Keep Your Small Business on the Road to Success

One of the largest African American automotive moguls shares his secrets for success

Dorian Boyland, one of the largest African American automotive moguls, shares his secrets for success

By Alan Hughes

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Harriet Tubman: A Black American Hero

Pres. Obama Signs Proclamation to Create a Harriet Tubman Monument

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Harriet Tubman's death

Abolitionist Harriet Tubman honored with national monument

By Makkada B. Selah

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R. Kelly’s Chicago Mansion Foreclosed and Sold at Auction

R. Kelly is one of the highest-earning recording artists of all time

The “Trapped in the Closet” singer defaulted on a 3.5 million dollar mortgage

By Makkada B. Selah

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Hollywood’s Five Most Publicized Custody Battles

From Dwayne Wade to Usher, Black Enterprise looks at Hollywood's most public custody wars.

Black Enterprise takes a look at Hollywood’s most recent custody wars.

By Amber McKynzie

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Starbucks CEO Says ‘Sell Your Stock’ if You’re Anti- Gay Marriage

Starbucks corporate leadership actively supports efforts to legalize same-sex marriage.

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz sticks to his guns on gay marriage

By Makkada B. Selah

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10 Alternatives to Google Alerts

Try these alternatives to the tracking tool

Google Alerts is next to get nixed from the tech giant’s offerings. Here are several…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Michael ‘Blue’ Williams Gun Buyback Program Accepted by NYPD

Music executive initiates unique program to encourage young men to give their weapons in exchange for opportunities

Let’s get the guns out of our community

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Rihanna Visits Chicago High School Students

Rihanna shows up five hours late to Chi-town high school.

School won the visit through the “Shine Bright Like a Diamond” contest.

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Deadbeat Dad Busted After Flaunting Wads of Cash on Facebook

Facebook has helped authorities figure out if someone is lying about their financial situation in the past

Christopher Robinson didn’t know authorities were checking his Facebook page

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Ebony Celebrates 50 Years of the Fashion Fair

Fifty years of Fashion for Ebony.

What a celebration!

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“The Blind Side” Home on Sale for $3.9 Million

Buckhead 14,000 square foot home for sale.

Would you buy it if you had the money?

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Huh?! Black Model on ‘The Face’ Says She’s ‘Not Black’

Naomi Campbell thinks her statement is a 'disgrace'

Supermodel hopeful Devyn Abdullah says she’s not black. What do you think?

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Obama Lays Stone from MLK Memorial on Israeli PM’s Grave

Obama reached out to ordinary Israelis during his visit

Pres. Obama honors an Israeli prime minister who wanted peace deal

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TD Bank offers Franchise Financing Options for Veterans

TD Bank and Popular Franchises Offer Special Financing Options for Veterans

Dunkin’ Donuts, Domino’s Pizza and Baskin-Robbins already enrolled

TD Bank looks to streamline the franchise application process and fees for Veterans

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8 Steps to Closing the Sales Deal

Edgar L. Smith Jr., CEO of World Pac Paper L.L.C., outlines the keys to getting a prospective client to say 'yes'

Edgar L. Smith Jr., CEO of World Pac Paper L.L.C., outlines the keys to getting…

By Alan Hughes

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ATL Security Guard Goes to Jail After Melee in the Mall

Security guard made a name for himself as a no-nonsense crime fighter

Overzealous security guard goes to jail

By Makkada B. Selah

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Big British Invite Takes New Yorkers Across the Pond

British Airways and VisitBritain partner for two-day interactive pop-up event

British Airways and VisitBritain have teamed up to bring a slice of modern-day England, Scotland…

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The End? Liquor Privatization Bill Could Mean Goodbye to ABC Stores

4,000 state employees could lose their jobs, with the state losing $170 million annually.

House Bill 790 is creating a battle between those who want liquor to be sold…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Calling All Recruiters: How to Best Screen Candidates via Social Media

A step-by-step process on finding the best of the best on the Web

When it comes to finding great talent, recruiters must also leverage their visibility on the…

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Michael Jordan’s Fiancée Signs Pre-Nup

Jordan and Prieto reportedly are to wed April 27

Do you think a pre-nup is a good thing?

By Makkada B. Selah

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Tony Bennett Rages Against Assault Weapons in Harlem

The singer is a native of Queens

86-year-old singer rallies people in Harlem on 125th Street

By Makkada B. Selah

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Shocking! Philly Gunman Traps Men in Chinese Takeout Spot

Police post video of the shooting on Youtube

Philly police seek public’s help in finding a gunman

By Makkada B. Selah

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Kevin Hart Settles Divorce Financials with Ex-Wife

The two may have had a pre-nup

Do you think Kevin Hart got off easy?

By Makkada B. Selah

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4 Tools to Help You Become a Savvy Social Listener

Enhance your social media listening

BlackEnterprise.com provides you with the top tools to help you become a savvy social listener.…

By S. Lynn Cooper

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CardHub.com Releases U.S. Cities With Best, Worst Budgeters

New York City and Boston are tops on this list

Do you live in a city that can budget?

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‘Olympus Has Fallen’ Director Antoine Fuqua Talks White House Thrillers and Hollywood Boss Moves

Filmmaker's latest action-packed movie hits theaters today

Opening in theaters today, March 22, we caught up with film director on White House…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Success After 40: 5 Tips for Career Transitioning

It's never too late to revamp, recharge or even restart your career

It’s never too late to revive and recharge your career. Take it to the next…

By Courtney Connley

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Girl Power: 8 Lessons in Leadership From Women

With few women in upper management, strategy is key to change the game

Take a cue from power women on how to move up the ranks and become…

By Sasha King

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17 Wacky—But Winning—Steps to Success

This off the cuff strategy can help you advance in your career

Sometimes you have to go against the grain to truly succeed. This strategy is for…

By Sasha King

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SBA Announces 2013 National Small Business Week

Small Business Week returns to help business owners

National Small Business Week recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Former Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Mom Janet Hubert Calls Wendy Williams a “Virus”

Aunt Viv goes in on the talk show host about the way she conducts her TV show

Do you agree?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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5 Love & Money Lessons From J. Cole’s ‘Power Trip’ Featuring Miguel

J. Cole's up all night thinking about his love in the first single for his second album, 'Born Sinner'

‘Power Trip’ is the first single from the album ‘Born Sinner’

By Darren Sands

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Meet Ron Finley, the Los Angeles “Guerilla Gardener”

Finley is the founder of L.A. Green Grounds.

Ron Finley wants to help his community by changing the amount of young black children…

By Sasha King

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Nonprofit Starts Campaign to End Digital Divide Among Black Americans

Non-profit Connect2Compete seeks to eliminate America's digital divide.

Through a public service campaign, Connect2Compete champions Internet skills and computer literacy.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Bobby Brown Serves His Shortest Jail Sentence Ever

Only 9 hours served in an L.A. jail

Brown has a sketchy past when it comes to his drug and alcohol abuse.

By Sasha King

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In 29 States It’s Legal to Fire Employees for Being Gay

Lack of legal protection for gay Americans in the workforce.

It’s technically legal for employers to place job ads that read, “Gays need not apply.”…

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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‘Things Fall Apart’ Author Chinua Achebe Dead at 82

Famed author of internationally renowned book passes away.

Achebe died following a brief illness, said his agent, Andrew Wylie.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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6 Things Debt Collectors Can and Can’t Do

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau includes debt-collection guidelines in annual report.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released its annual report outlining how it has worked to…

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