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Know the Signs of Telemarketing Fraud

Be aware of thieves looking to take advantage of you.

Telemarketing scams are everywhere…watch out!

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5 Money Lessons From Big Sean’s ‘Higher’

Money memoirs from a Detroit player

Big Sean’s determined to see success on ‘Higher’ off his ‘Detroit’ mixtape. His new album,…

By Darren Sands

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13 Million Facebook Users Have Never Touched Their Privacy Settings

How Graph Search affects your privacy

Helpful tips on customizing your privacy settings.

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Success Secrets Exposed: 5 Steps to Upgrading the Game after Graduation

Dennis Kimbro, Ph.D. shares a strategy for job market advancement

Dennis Kimbro, Ph.D., best-selling author and speaker, shares a strategy that can arm grads with…

By Antoine Moss

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How to Get Google Now On iPhone and iPad

Tips to setting up the assistant app on iOS devices

With Google Now placing a virtual assistant at your fingertips, here’s a quick how-to guide…

By Janel Martinez

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Jermaine Jackson Headed to Jail for Missing $30K in Child Support Payments

Jermaine Jackson is back in court for missing more than $30,000 in child support payments.

Just two years after trying to dodge nearly $100,000 in child support payments, Jermaine Jackson…

By Amber McKynzie

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What do Potential Employees Value Most in a Company?

Homie, Coworker, Friend: Pros and Cons of Working with Loved Ones

It may be tricky to balance relationships, so consider all risks

It may seem like the job of your dreams working with people you already mesh…

By Sasha King

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Started from the Bottom: Lessons at the Entry-Level

Tips that will help you see the bright side of the experience

You may be at the bottom for now, and maybe you feel disappointed by that.…

By Sasha King

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Christina Milian, Karrueche Tran And Draya Michele Star in ‘Be You’ Campaign

These visible women have gotten behind the anti-bullying movement

Will these stars help in the stopping of bullying?

By Cedric 'Big Ced' Thornton

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Small Business advice from Twitter’s Founder

Twitter Ads No Longer Invite Only, Now Available to All US Businesses,

Move is expected to generate ad revenue and prepare the company for its IPO

As Twitter prepares for its IPO, the company recently announced it’s opening advertising to all…

By C. Daniel Baker

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7 Benefits of Sweatworking

Taking your client to the gym instead of the bar can be a better networking option.

We have all heard the dos and don’ts of networking, but lately, there’s a growing…

By Suncear Scretchen

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Chris Rock Causes Morning Mayhem on Social Media, Calls Jason Kidd Gay

The comedian garnered some laughs and scoffs with early morning tweet

The morning after NBA center Jason Collins announced he was gay, receiving an incredible amount…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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RadioShack And Beats By Dr. Dre Partner On New Campaign With Robin Thicke

Make a qualifying purchase and receive a free remix

Will you make a purchase at Radio Shack to get the Robin Thicke remix?

By Cedric 'Big Ced' Thornton

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UBR Spotlight: St. Louis Real Estate and Media Mogul Michael V. Roberts

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

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable: The Roberts Cos. CEO Michael V. Roberts; real…

By Pepper Miller

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Birmingham’s ’4 Little Girls’ May Receive Congressional Medal

The bombing ignited the Civil Rights movement

Congress considering Congressional Medal for 1963 Alabama church bombing victims

By Makkada B. Selah

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Wealth Gap Between Whites and Blacks, Hispanic Households Widens

A new study reveals harsh realities

Do you see this gap ever getting tighter?

By Darren Sands

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Michigan Democrat Caught on Tape Calling Town Official a N*gger

The local chapter of the NAACP has called for Platko's removal

Gloria Platko, white woman township clerk, caught on tape making racial slur

By Makkada B. Selah

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Man Arrested For Sending Ricin Laced Letter To President Obama

Suspect is a martial arts instructor from Tupelo, Mississippi

Former Republican candidate arrested for sending Ricin laced letter to president

By Makkada B. Selah

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Pre-School Funding at an All-Time Low

Experts say that preschool is in a "state of emergency"

The 2011-2012 school year was the worst in a decade for preschool funding

By Makkada B. Selah

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Tribeca Film Fellow Finds New Beginning in Filmmaking

Mercedes Ortiz has just completed a year as a Tribeca Film Fellow.

The 18-year-old describes herself as “a singer, a musician, a songwriter, a poet, an activist,…

By Ashley Calloway

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Lance Gross Talks Tyler Perry and Being the New Face of SoftSheen Carson

What's your opinion of Lance?

Lance Gross sat down with BE to talk about Softsheen Carson and Tyler Perry.

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Philadelphia and Verizon Team Up to Create Region’s 1st Small Business Week

Week will feature a series of events allowing small-business owners to gain insights to better run their business

The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and Verizon will present Greater Philadelphia’s inaugural Small Business…

By C. Daniel Baker

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How to Stay Connected to Your Customers Using CRM Software

CRM tools and tips brands should use

BlackEnterprise.com identifies four ways you can stay in touch with customers using CRM software.

By S. Lynn Cooper

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5 Savvy Ways to Say No … Without Uttering the Word

Whether you're just passive aggressive or dread the decline, use this strategy

Whether you’re terrible at being direct or you can’t afford to lose your job, here…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Cool Jobs: SaGe Services CEO Helps Facilitate Global Tech Innovations

Tapua Tunduwani draws from global experience to meet a vital need

CEO of Sage Services, Tapua Tunduwani turns passion into profit by providing flex space for…

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Small Businesses Investing Big in Digital Marketing in 2013

2013 looks to be a year of increased online investment for small businesses.

AT&T poll says small businesses are relying heavily on a mobile presence to stay competitive.…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Chris Tucker Sells L.A. Mansion, Collects $1Million Profit

After waiting two years, Chris Tucker finally sells his L.A. mansion.

While the market is still not what it used to be, Chris Tucker finally sold…

By Amber McKynzie

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Managing New Mommyhood: 10 Tips To Transitioning Back To Work After Baby

Get back to work with less tears and stress with this strategy

You have your new bundle of joy, and the doomed day has come where you…

By Sasha King

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3 Work-Life Balance Tips for the Extreme Workaholic

Get your balance back with these quick tips

If you’re constantly using personal time for work, it may be time to turn the…

By Sasha King

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Reverend Run Pushes for Diabetes Awareness

The Hip-Hop legend continues to bring focus to this deadly disease that greatly affects the black community

Should more celebrities be involved in health awareness like Reverend Run?

By Cedric 'Big Ced' Thornton

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SBA and ChallengeHER Partner for Women-Owned Small Businesses

The U.S. government awards nearly $100 billion in federal contracts to small businesses

The SBA is committed to providing access and removing barriers for small, minority, women-owned, and…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Black Mayor to be Named Obama’s Secretary of Transportation

Anthony Foxx is the mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina

Obama picks Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx for Secretary of Transportation

By Makkada B. Selah

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Rapper Nicki Minaj Will Make Film Debut In “The Other Woman”

American Idol judge will appear in Cameron Diaz's next film

Will this catapult Nicki Minaj into a lucrative acting career?

By Cedric 'Big Ced' Thornton

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Mark Zuckerberg Takes $1 Salary, Forgoes Bonuses

Taking a $1 salary has become a tradition among rich CEOs

Founder of Facebook goes without salary

By Makkada B. Selah

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Fantasia Loses Her House After Failing to Sell at Preferred Price

Reports are surfacing that after being unable to sell her home, she relinquishes it to the bank

Will the problems keep mounting for the American Idol winner, Fantasia, who just recently lost…

By Cedric 'Big Ced' Thornton

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NBA Veteran Jason Collins Comes Out as a Gay Man

"I'm a 34-year-old NBA center. I'm black. And I'm gay," says Jason Collins.

What do you think of his revelation?

By Black Enterprise

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Asian Fraternity Makes Jay-Z Video in Blackface

Asian fraternity was jamming to "Suit and Tie"

Fraternity says they aren’t racist for wearing Blackface

By Makkada B. Selah

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NC Racist, Who Shot Up Outback Steakhouse, on Trial for Murder

Gamez gunned down black male teenagers

Gabriel James Gamez said he planned to “kill “n*ggers on their high horse”

By Makkada B. Selah

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Snoop Lion Changes View on Gay Acceptance in Hip-Hop

Rapper has a change of heart in recent interview

Do you think Hip-Hop culture will ever accept gay people?

By Cedric 'Big Ced' Thornton

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Congratulations! Michael Jordan Gets Hitched Again

There were fireworks after the ceremony

Michael Jordan marries former model Yvette Prieto

By Makkada B. Selah

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Actor Jeffrey Wright Arrested for DWI in New York

Jeffrey Wright was arrested for DWI and booked in New York precinct.

Actor Jeffrey Wright was arrested for a DWI after being pulled over for a traffic…

By Amber McKynzie

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Charles Barkley Rumored to Become GM of Phoenix Suns, Can’t Afford Him

Charles Barkley says he's ready to take on the GM title for the Phoenix Sun.

Now, that the Phoenix Suns are in the market for a new GM, Charles Barkley…

By Amber McKynzie

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5 Financial Tips for Graduating Students

You're well on your way if you can get these down pat

Get a jump on your peers by following these tips.

By Jennifer Streaks

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Estate Planning With Your Children in Mind

Leaving money to pay for burial costs as well as to heirs is just part of the estate planning process.

Life insurance payouts can be used to pay off debts and loans, making it possible…

By LaToya M. Smith

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As Capital One Cup Heats Up, Lisa Leslie Champions Education

Lisa Leslie's impact on the game of basketball is still being felt

A legend of the game is promoting it from another angle: education.

By Darren Sands

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Ola Ayeni, founder of Dining Dialog, helps restaurant owners build customer loyalty with his platform eateria.

Tech Startup of the Week: Eateria Serves Up Digital Deals Based on Customer Loyalty

Ola Ayeni's business helps restaurant and hospitality entrepreneurs manage social media marketing

Eateria is a digital loyalty platform for restaurateurs who want to measure, track, and validate…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Hurricane Sandy Aftermath

6 Months After Hurricane Sandy, “Thousands” Still Homeless

Hurricane season is right around the corner

Many are still not out of the woods in the most affected areas.

By Darren Sands

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Women Shot in Chris Dorner Manhunt Receive 4.2 Million

A mother and daughter were injured

Women who were shot at by LAPD receive financial settlement

By Makkada B. Selah

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Ex-French President Top Gifter to Obamas

The gifts included premium golf gear

Nick Sarkozy and wife Carla Bruni gave Obamas $41,000 in gifts in 2011

By Makkada B. Selah

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7th Grade Girl Beats Up Male Middle School Teacher

Fight occurred in one of Oakland's toughest schools

Substitute teacher and middle school girl come to blows

By Makkada B. Selah

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Carroll Will Become President and Chief Operating Officer After Completion of Planned Merger with Airtronic USA, Inc. - the Largest Woman-Owned Small Arms Manufacturer in the United States;

Jennifer Carroll to Head Largest Woman-Owned Small Arms Manufacturer in U.S.

Carroll will become president and COO after Airtronic USA Inc. merger

Carroll’s decorated military career, senior-level experience in government and international affairs, and longtime commitment to…

By C. Daniel Baker

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How Your Core Values Will Translate To Career Advancement

5 steps to carving out personal values for career success.

When choosing a position what factors do you take into consideration? Although it is important…

By Sasha King

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Hip Hop Lyricists Fabolous and Pusha T Embark on 30 City Tour

Will you be attending?

The 30 city tour runs through June 1st, making stops in New York City, Detroit,…

By Kimberly Wilson

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LivingSocial posts $50 million loss for 2013 first quarter

LivingSocial Posts $50 Million Loss for 2013 First Quarter

Amount's about half the size of the loss the company recorded last year

Living Social reported $135 million in revenue for the first quarter, an increase from $110…

By C. Daniel Baker

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All-Day Breakfast May Be in Our Future: McDonald's CEO

McDonald’s to Serve Breakfast All Day?

Brand exploring offering breakfast to customers all day long

A day after Burger King announced plans to expand their delivery program, McDonald’s announces their…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Passive Pushover? Here’s How You Can Still Win

Stop the nonsense and take these steps to authoritative leadership

Being passive can lead to toxic office issues including conflict and slack productivity, but here…

By Janell Hazelwood

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You Can Resign—Without Burning Bridges

Use this strategy to bow out with your reputation intact

Follow this tips on how to keep your cool and avoid burning bridges the moment…

By Janell Hazelwood

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The O’Jays Sue Crown Royal Over Legendary Song

The legendary group is not only disappointed with how their song was used but claim the company used it without permission

Famed group, The O’ Jays, file lawsuits claiming their song was used without their consent

By Cedric 'Big Ced' Thornton

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Young NASCAR Phenom Takes First K&N Victory in Richmond

Ryan Gifford, a Drive For Diversity participant, overcomes defeat

Ryan Gifford, a NASCAR Drive for Diversity participant, got his first win at the K&N…

By Sasha King

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Dynamic Women’s Conference: Star Jones Talks NAPW, New Boss Moves and Her Next Phase

Attorney and author sets sights on leveling the playing field

Star Jones, author and spokeswoman for the National Association of Women Professionals, hosted dynamic event…

By Janell Hazelwood

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OKC Point Guard Russell Westbrook to Undergo Surgery

Westbrook has never missed a game in his five seasons in the NBA.

OKC point guard, Russell Westbrook, will undergo surgery for a meniscus tear in his right…

By C. Daniel Baker

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How Russell Westbrook Tore His Meniscus [Video]

Houston Rockets point guard Patrick Beverly may be responsible for Russell Westbrook's meniscus tear.

Check out the video of the play.

By Black Enterprise

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John Boehner’s Daughter Set to Wed Jamaican-Born Rasta

Boehner's daughter Lindsay lives in Hollywood, Florida

Daughter of Speaker of the House to wed in May

By Makkada B. Selah

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Arrests Made in Virginia State University Hazing Deaths

Virginia State University is a historically black college outside of Richmond

Two VSU students drowned in hazing ritual

By Makkada B. Selah

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Love & Money: Can You Afford Not to Forgive?

Why your unforgiving nature may be leading to bankrupt relationships

Is your attitude about forgiving leading to emotional emptiness?

By Kenny Pugh

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Lauryn Hill Signs New Deal With SONY

Singer/rapper confirms new recording deal via her Tumblr account

Can Lauryn Hill make a sufficient comeback? Will you purchase her new album when it’s…

By Cedric 'Big Ced' Thornton

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Tyler Perry Sued For Allegedly Stealing Temptation Script

A small town Indiana screenwriter sues Tyler Perry for script theft.

Tyler Perry is being sued for allegedly stealing a Gary, Indiana writer’s screenplay for ‘Temptation:…

By Amber McKynzie

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Southwest Cuts 300 Atlanta Airtran Workers

Southwest owns Airtran Airways

Airtran lays off workers in Atlanta

By Makkada B. Selah

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YouCaring.Com Helps Users Crowdfund Healthcare Costs

Crowdfunding healthcare is a new trend

Crowdfunding hits healthcare

By Makkada B. Selah

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Arrest Finally Made After Trina’s Brother Gunned Down

Miami authorities finally make arrest after Trina's brother was gunned down Tuesday morning.

Police finally make arrest after Trina’s brother was murdered Tuesday morning.

By Amber McKynzie

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Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran Joins RockThePost Equity Crowdfunding Site

Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran Joins RockThePost Crowdfunding Site

The company's mission is to democratize the fundraising practice.

Barbara is one of the “Sharks” starring in the hit ABC TV show “Shark Tank,”…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Young Leader Advocates for Tech Empowerment for Women Entrepreneurs

AWP Network founder working to uplift next generation of African innovators

Mary Olushoga, AWP Network founder, took a page from her father’s business book to to…

By Janell Hazelwood

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A Push to Open More Doors to More Dollars

The U.S. Small Business Administration is committed to increasing the number of small-dollar loans granted to start-up companies

The SBA and the Obama Administration have already taken unprecedented action to increase capital access…

By Marie Johns

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25 Most Engaged Brands on Twitter

Notebook of Love (@Notebook) tops the list, followed by Disney (@disneywords), and then ESPN (@ESPN)

Social media startup Nestivity announced the 25 most engaged brands on Twitter on Thursday.

By Janel Martinez

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Style Suite: Maximize 5 Pieces for Week’s Worth of Fab

New challenge: Limit the items but not the chic

Check out how to stretch your closet via just five pieces for a fab work…

By Kéla Walker

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Metropolitan Transportation Authority's New Opportunities for Minority, Women-owned & Disadvantaged Business

NY MTA’s New Opportunities for Minority, Women-Owned & Disadvantaged Business

The MTA has awarded a total of $353 million in small business contracts

New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has created and implemented various small business…

By C. Daniel Baker

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How to Squeeze the Value Out of Conferences

Conferences can be invaluable tools for your career

It’s spring, which means it’s conference season. Here’s how to get the most value out…

By Amanda Miller Littlejohn

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Chicago Tech Academy junior Shaquiesha Davis chatting with actor-turned-techie LeVar Burton and Bill Nye the Science Guy during the 3rd annual White House Science Fair on Monday, April 22 (Image: White House)

Chicago High School Student Creates App to Connect Caregivers to Parents

Shaquiesha Davis presented her Baby B 4 Me app at 3rd Annual White House Science Fair

Chicago high-schooler Shaquiesha Davis presented her Baby B 4 Me app at the 3rd annual…

By Janel Martinez

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Young Epic Records Brand Manager Talks Jay-Z Inspiration and Making Music Boss Moves

Brooklyn, N.Y. native credits Jay Z and father for motivation

At just 25, brand manager Kevin Storey has moved up the ranks in the music…

By Sasha King

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Nick Cannon Named Honorary Chair of the Kidney Walk

After a brief scare last year with the condition of his kidneys, the actor takes a role in awareness of this organ

Cannon brings more awareness to the cause that almost took his life.

By Cedric 'Big Ced' Thornton

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Carmelo Anthony’s Stylist Opens Vintage Shop in NY

Khalilah Williams-Webb opens her own boutique, Shirley & Alice, in Bed-Stuy

Do you like how she dresses Carmelo and JR?

By Cedric 'Big Ced' Thornton

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Obama Returns Portion of Pay to Show Solidarity with Workers

For Financial Capability Month, CFTC Resources Help Crack Down on Fraud

Commissioner says agency will investigate trades after controversial tweets

Obama administration maintains its quest for transparency at the federal level.

By Darren Sands

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WNBA’s Skylar Diggins Signs with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports

Diggins was picked 3rd in the WNBA Draft by the Tulsa Shock

Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports continues to expand their roster with their latest signing of the…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Cadbury & Peace Corps Team Up to Train Cocoa Entrepreneurs in the Dominican Republic

Companies Team Up to Train Cocoa Entrepreneurs in Dominican Republic

Program teaches business skills to 1,200 young women and men in cocoa communities

A world leader in chocolate, biscuits, gum, candy, coffee and powdered beverages, announces a new…

By C. Daniel Baker

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How to Use Your Day Job to Get to Your Dream Job

Create the appropriate strategy today

Some gigs are just a stepping stone, and in any power player’s career, knowing a…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Tatyana Ali Talks TV’s Love of “Watching Black Women Fight”

Discussing the good and bad of black Reality TV.

Tatyana Ali has kept a relatively low profile since her days on Fresh Prince

By Sasha King

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Wisconsin Jails More Black Men Than Any State in USA

1 out of 8 black men in Wisconsin are in state prison or jail

A study conducted by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee uncovered the amount of black men incarcerated…

By Sasha King

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Rapper R. Prophet Beaten By Police in Kentucky

Police claim rapper was resisting arrest.

Do you think it was an excessive beating?

By Sasha King

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5 Ways to Optimize Your Social Media Profiles for Job Seeking

These tips are quick, simple and out of the box

So you’ve seen tip after tip on optimizing your resume. Well these are simple and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Beyoncé Bans Professional Photographers From World Tour

Beyoncé puts her foot down, and says no photographers during her world tour.

Annoyed with unflattering press photos, Beyoncé has told all professional photographers not to bother coming…

By Amber McKynzie

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The Green Goldmine of the Legal Marijuana Industry

Investors Gather to Fund Promising Marijuana Companies in Seattle

Experst call legalized marijuana the greatest investment opportunity since the fall of communism

Investors from around the world will gather in Seattle to hear pitches from the top…

By C. Daniel Baker

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How Traffic Can Be an Indicator of the Economy’s Health

Research shows a correlation between the two

Traffic bad? Probably means the economy’s good.

By Darren Sands

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The End of an Era? Vibe Magazine Sold, Likely to Become Online Only

Vibe was founded in 1992 by Quincy Jones and Time Warner

SpinMedia, a group of music and pop culture websites that includes Spin Magazine, has bought…

By C. Daniel Baker

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UBR Spotlight: Construction Industry Trailblazer Marjorie Perry

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

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable: MZM Construction Founder and Black Enterprise Contributor Marjorie…

By Pepper Miller

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The 2013 Dream Project Symposium [Photo Gallery]

Cathy Hughes, Russell Simmons and many more attended.

Egami Consulting Group hosted The Dream Project Symposium presented by Verizon Wireless

By Cedric 'Big Ced' Thornton

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Nelson Mandela’s Grandsons Team with Tribeca Film Institute to Bring ‘The Power of Words’

Will you support the project?

Nelson Mandela’s grandsons Kweku and Ndaba team with the Tribeca Film Institute to help celebrate…

By Ashley Calloway

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1 in 3 Woman-Owned Firms are Run by Minorities

Successful businesses belong to minority women

Business is booming for women who own businesses.

By Darren Sands

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It may not be much of a surprise when names such as Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Secretary of State Hilda Solis or singing sensations Bruno Mars or Cassie are recognized as Hispanic, but you might be taken aback when you hear actresses Reagan Gomez-Preston (The Parent ‘Hood/One on One) or Gina Torres (I Think I Love My Wife) are added to that very list, along with singers like Maxwell and Kelis. As part of our Hispanic Heritage Month coverage, BlackEnterprise.com is highlighting 15 figures in business, politics, arts and entertainment who you may not know are Latino.---Janel Martinez

 

5 Vital Tech Questions to Ask Your Startup

Consider these hard-hitting tech questions

Five critical tech questions to ask your startup.

By Janel Martinez

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No Longer Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton to Cash In

Could a run for the presidency be in her future?

Hillary Clinton may run for president in 2016.

By Darren Sands

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Small Businesses Favor Minimum Wage Increase says National Poll

National Poll Indicates Small Businesses Favor Minimum Wage Raise

85% of small business owners pay all their employees more than the minimum wage

Small business owners overwhelmingly favor increasing the federal minimum wage, according to a scientific national…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Voice-to-Text Apps Don’t Increase Driver Safety, Study Says

No distinguishable differences between manual texters and voice texters

According to a Texas A&M Transportation Institute study, voice-to-text apps, which assist many drivers sending…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Ginger Howard Takes Title as the Youngest Black Pro Female Golfer

After more than 40 titles, 18-year-old Ginger Howard becomes the youngest Black female golfer.

Ginger Howard lobbies LPGA to become a member after 78 wins, and all before she…

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2013 Toyota Avalon Principal Design Engineer Rob McConnell

Meet Toyota Avalon Principal Design Engineer Rob McConnell

His team's mission: Take an upscale mid-size sedan known for quality and reliability (yawn). And make it fly beyond recognition. Mission accomplished.

Well, if Elba is James Bond, allow me to introduce you to Q: 2013 Toyota…

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Inmate Fathers 4 Kids With Prison Guards, Makes $16k a Month in Jail

Inmate accused of smuggling also fathered children by female officers.

After a rigorous investigation, several Maryland correction officers were charged with drug trafficking and money…

By Sasha King

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Episode 4: Five Career Tips From VH1′s The Gossip Game

Beyond the ratchet, these are real-life lessons you can learn.

Check out what we learned from Episode 4.

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SBA Honors Nation's Top Small Businesses

Women and Minority-Owned Businesses Operate on Less Financing

Minority owners were less likely to apply for credit fearing loan denial.

Minority firms in particular rely more on their own funds—and have less capital to start…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Rapper Trina’s Brother Murdered in Broad Daylight

Rapper Trina's brother, William "Gonk" Bain, was gunned down in Miami in broad daylight by a "friend."

Friends described him as a “good kid”

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Majority Of Business Owners Not Concerned About Credit Card Security

Best Travel Credit Cards for 2013 Come in All Shapes and Sizes

Do you know what card is right for you?

Figuring out which card you need could save you hundreds — even thousands.

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Housing Market is Up and Down, Numbers Show

Some housing construction is making a difference

New numbers have some analysts looking up.

By Kenneth Meeks

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Did American Idol Try to Replace Mariah Carey?

The rumor mill is saying that Jennifer Lopez was on deck to jumpstart ratings

Would you have watched American Idol if Jennifer Lopez replaced Mariah Carey as a judge?

By Cedric 'Big Ced' Thornton

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SBA, NWBC, and Women Innovators to host #STEMforHer Twitter Q & A

Why More Women Should Be Introduced To Tech Careers

Writer stresses importance of exposing girls to STEM job options

Off the top of your head name 5 people who are known as being tech…

By Sasha King

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Vince Herbert Discusses Braxton Family Values, Business and Fatherhood

BlackEnterprise.com sat down with the couple in Manhattan to find out just how crazy life in the Herbert house is these days with so much going on.

So from babies to business, here’s part two with one half of TV’s hottest couple,…

By Amber McKynzie

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6 Coding Apps for Kids

Ways to get your child involved in the coding movement

Apps that will help kids get their code on.

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NWBC As Key Resource to Women Veteran Entrepreneurs

Should Career-Driven Women Make More Sacrifices?

The age-old battle between career and family continues

Writers explore the phenomenon of power women in other countries and how they balance boss…

By Sasha King

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Tamar Braxton Talks Pregnancy, Motherhood in Revealing Interview

From the shock of having a baby to the release of her single, Tay Tay sat down with Black Enterprise to share it all.

Tamar sat down with Black Enterprise in Manhattan to open up about her baby-on-the way,…

By Amber McKynzie

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Holla II, First Black Horror Film in 13 Years

H.M. Coakley and Executive Producer Monica “DollPhace” Floyd have teamed to release the first black comedic horror film to hit theaters in 13 years.

Holla II is the sequel to Coakley’s 2007 film, Holla.

By Amber McKynzie

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The Bronx is Back! NYC Borough Leads in Startup Growth

The unemployment rate in the Bronx is 12.5%

The Bronx starts more businesses than the other boroughs

By Makkada B. Selah

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NYC Proposes Raising Minimum Age for Cigarette Sales

Law looks to protect children from becoming hooked at an early age

Law would make NYC the first city in the nation to have a minimum tobacco…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Richie Havens, Who Opened Woodstock, Dies at 72

Folk singer dies of a heart attack

Folk singer Richie Havens sang about social issues at a time when that was on…

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Get a head start. Waiting until the last minute to order your textbooks could result in high shipping fees and limited options. So always try to get a list of required textbooks and materials as early as possible. That way, before school starts you’ll not only have the chance to shop around, but also the time necessary to get books sent to you without paying extra “rush charges” for expedited shipping.

4 Ways Colleges Can Take Their Digital Presence to the Next Level

Tips colleges and universities can use to attract prospective students on social media, digital platforms

BlackEnterprise.com highlights the methods academic institutions should take to bring their social media presence from…

By S. Lynn Cooper

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Are Koreans Keeping Blacks Out of the Hair Weave Industry?

There are only a few black-owned beauty supply stores in the country

Black retailers say Korean suppliers mark up merchandise for them

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(Reuters) Lauryn Hill outside of a Newark, N.J. federal courthouse.

Judge Gives Lauryn Hill Two Weeks to Pay $500,000 Tax Debt

Sentencing in tax evasion case moved to May 6

Lauryn Hill’s tax woes continue.

By Darren Sands

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Did will.i.am Steal Another Artist’s Song?

Producer's current song with Chris Brown has been accused of copyright infringement by Arty and Mat Zo

Do you think less of will.i.am for admitting he ‘used’ another song as the foundation…

By Cedric 'Big Ced' Thornton

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Burger King® Expands Its Delivery Service To Chicago, Los Angeles And San Francisco

Burger King Adds New Cities to Their Delivery Service

Delivery program already a success in New York, Houston, Miami and DC

After initial test run in New York, Houston, Miami and DC, Burger King expands their…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Quvenzhané Wallis Enters Dance Battle After MTV Movie Awards

Young Oscar nominee, Quvenzhané Wallis, partakes in a dance off to celebrate the 2013 MTV Movie Awards.

Quvenzhané Wallis becomes more than just the youngest actress to be nominated for an Oscar.

By Amber McKynzie

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African Students Awarded 25000 For Inventing Anti-Malaria Soap

African Students Win Global Competition With Anti-Malaria Soap

Inventors hope soap will be an African solution to an African problem

Moctar Dembélé and Gérard Niyondiko, recently won the Global Social Venture Competition with their Faso…

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Reebok Brings Back Shaquille O’Neal’s Shaq Attaqs After 20 Years

Reebok Classic is proud to announce the re-release of their Shaq Attaq sneakers.

After more than 20 years in Reebok’s vault, the multimillion dollar shoe brand is giving…

By Amber McKynzie

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Amid Booming Sales, Netflix Says it Will Create Family Plan

Announcement comes as Netflix boasts $3 million first-quarter profit, success of original series

Netfix says over 10 million users use the service without paying.

By Darren Sands

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Why You Shouldn’t Be Too Picky In Your Job Search

Sometimes less than ideal is the best option

Having standards is one thing but some job seekers take them to a whole other…

By Sasha King

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An Old Staple for Youth: How to Write A Savvy Cover Letter

Students and young professionals, these tips will help you draft a winner

Hate having to tailor that initial introduction? Well, these tips will help you draft that…

By Janell Hazelwood

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20 Percent of African Americans Too Broke for Bank Accounts

Banks charge an average of $6 to cash checks

A large segment of the black community is unbanked

By Makkada B. Selah

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Republican Newsletter Jokes About Killing Pro-Obamacare GOPers

Obamacare calls for the expansion of Medicaid

Arkansas GOP newsletter threatens lawmakers with bodily harm

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Florida Woman Crashes Car into Target

A driving lesson gone wrong

Elderly woman crashes car through front door of Target store

By Makkada B. Selah

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4 Top Financial Goals to Achieve Right Now

Quickly, a refresher course on what you need to be doing

The earlier you start here the less of a rush you will be in later.…

By Jennifer Streaks

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Jordan Brand Launches Special Playoff Sneaker for Players

This year, Jordan Brand, has launched several unique designs for the elite players under their brand like Russell Westbrook, Joe Johnson and Carmelo Anthony.

The playoffs are also a time to check out the special edition sneakers many of…

By Michael Smith

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3 Easy-to-Use Platforms to Start Your Website

How to pick the right platform for your website

Whether you want a basic blog or a full-blown website, here are your options.

By Janel Martinez

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Tim Hortons celebrates earth day with its first LEED® certified Restaurant

Tim Hortons Celebrates Earth Day With Its 1st Green Certified Restaurant

Chain plans to build 30 LEED® certified projects by 2016

Tim Hortons goes green with what it hopes is the first of many green certified…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Jason Derulo Takes to Vine to Promote New Single

Recording artist uses video-sharing app to garner engagement around “The Other Side”

Early adopter to video-sharing app Vine, Jason Derulo is using the 2-month old social networking…

By Janel Martinez

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6 Apps to Upgrade Your Networking Skills

Use these tools to give you competitive edge in your industry

These tech tools will give you the edge you need to stay organized, keep in…

By Janell Hazelwood

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DMX Upset With Oprah After Iyanla Vanzant Interview

DMX seeking legal action against OWN for slanderous interview.

DMX ready to take legal action against Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network for “set up” interview.

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Televangelist Juanita Bynum Arrested

Bynum had a warrant out for her arrest

Popular television evangelist spends the night in jail

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BlackStartup.com Helps Black-Owned Businesses Secure Funding

Morehouse College alums create crowdfunding platform for African-American entrepreneurs

A group of Morehouse College alums wanted to help other entrepreneurs on their quest for…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Top 5 Job-Seeking Mistakes of College Students

How to get ahead of the game post graduation

It’s always good to know what you do right, but it’s the avoidable mistakes that…

By Sasha King

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Nate Dogg Baby Mama Files $300K Claim Against Estate

Nate Dogg died without a will

Mother alleges rapper owes back child support

By Makkada B. Selah

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Chipotle Introduces New Margarita Recipe Featuring Patrón Tequila

Chipotle Ditches the Mix, Introduces Handmade Patrón Margaritas

Experts forecast as much as $56 million in future margarita sales for Chipotle

Chiptole raises the bar in the fast-casual dinning market with new premium alcohol drinks

By C. Daniel Baker

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St. Louis Entrepreneurs Get New Help Launching Businesses

Mid-westerners Have Fewer Financial Worries, Rankings Show

No worries: Are they keys to financial freedom found in the midwest?

How does your city rank?

By Darren Sands

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Celebrating Earth Day: 9 Awesome Green Career Options

Possibilities are numerous for working for environmentally friendly companies

Whether you work for a company that is Earth-friendly or directly work to save the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Maureen Dowd Says Obama ‘Has Not Learned How to Govern.’

Do you think Obama is doing all he can to pass gun control?

NY Times Op-Ed columnist says Obama failed gun control

By Makkada B. Selah

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New York Urban League's Young Professionals President Jemar T. Ward.

At ‘REBIRTH!’, N.Y. Urban League’s Young Professionals Raise Money for Education

Manhattan's finest celebrate a great cause

Urban League’s Young Professionals are dedicated to change.

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Smoothie King Targets St. Louis in Latest Franchise Expansion

Smoothie King Offers Discount for New Franchises In St. Louis

Smoothie King offers new incentives to attract new St. Louis investors

Looking to help the Fruit Smoothie business expand in St. Louis, Smoothie King adds new…

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