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Harvard Law Student Graduates at 22

There is no age requirement for admission to Harvard Law

Cortlan Wickliff will be one of the youngest to graduate from Harvard Law

By Makkada B. Selah

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Conservative Website Makes ‘HNIC’ Reference

HNIC stands for "Head [n-word] in charge"

The Daily Caller tweets, then deletes a shorthand for the N-word

By Makkada B. Selah

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Miami Police Put 14-Year-Old in Choke Hold for ‘Dehumanizing Stares’

Police said the 14 year old was giving officers 'dehumanizing stares'

14-year-old arrested over Memorial Day weekend in Miami

By Makkada B. Selah

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Obama Returns Portion of Pay to Show Solidarity with Workers

Obama Urges Congress on Student Loan Deadline

Interest on government-subsidized student loans could see a dramatic increase

President Obama on Friday urged Congress to pass a new student loan bill that would…

By Darren Sands

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Racists Hate Cheerios’ New Interracial Commercial

Anti-racial mixing messages forces cereal maker to disable YouTube comments

General Mills had to disable comments on its YouTube channel because of hateful, anti-racial mixing…

By Aaron Morrison

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Universities Slipping On Income-Based Diversity

Giving poor students a leg up in admissions is expensive for public institutions

If the Supreme Court rules against affirmative action next month, achieving diversity could grow tougher.

By Aaron Morrison

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U.S.-Run South African Fund Collapses

Public filings indicate troubles could cost American taxpayers tens of millions of dollars

Mismanagement and unchecked corruption spelled the end for a post-apartheid initiative.

By Aaron Morrison

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Miguel’s Legdrop on Fan May Cost Him Some Money

The fan that the singer inadvertently kicked in the head, Khyati Shah, is considering legal action

Should Miguel be sued for his accidental kick?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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WE USA Magazine Honors Northrop Grumman's Gloria Pualani for Supplier Diversity

Gloria Pualani Honored as One of the Top 50 Women in Corporate Supplier Diversity

Pualani is an advocate for small, women-owned and minority-owned business

Pualani was recognized for playing an integral role in connecting diverse suppliers with purchasing opportunities…

By C. Daniel Baker

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SBA Hosts Twitter Chat for Young Entrepreneurs on Business Start Up

SBA Presents “Identifying and Connecting With Your Influencers for Small Business” Webinar

The fourth topic in the SBA & W20 Group's 5 topic social media webinar series

Research has shown that 65 percent of top U.S. brands reported participating in influencer marketing.…

By C. Daniel Baker

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SBA Honors Small Business Person of the Year Winners from 50 States

Small Business Person of the Year winners will be announced during Small Business Week

An award recognizing small businesses that create jobs, produce revenue, lift local economies, and support…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Chris Stokes to cast new Indy Film "Captivity."

Chris Stokes Goes Indy for New Film “Captivity”, Prefers Smaller Studios

Chris Stokes set to film "Captivity," one of six films for 2013 to 2014

Chris Stokes is excited about what he and his team at Footage Films have in…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Lucrative Side Hustles: Author Gil Robertson Shares Tricks of the Writing Trade

Diversifying your income is the name of the game and Robertson is winning

Author and journalist Gil Robertson knows a thing or two about maximizing your talents to…

By Gil Robertson

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"Criminal Minds" Actor Shemar Moore Launches Kickstarter Campaign And Commits To Matching Funds

Actor Shemar Moore Launches Kickstarter Campaign for New Film Project

The goal is to raise $1.5 million of the film's $3 million budget through the site

“Criminal Minds” actor Shemar Moore is using Kickstarter to enlist financial support for his new…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Evelyn Lozada Finally Goes to a High School Prom!

Lucky 19-year-old, Anthony Nelson, gets to take the reality TV star as his date

Reality TV star states that going to the prom was something she wasn’t able to…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Rihanna’s ‘Unapologetic’ Becomes her Sixth Platinum Album

Singer surpasses a million units sold once again with her latest album

Will Rihanna ever slow down?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Stephen G. Hill Talks Expanding BET Awards Brand and Road to Success

Executive details popular program transition into The BET Experience

As the BET Awards morphs into The BET Experience, BlackEnterprise.com catches up exclusively with Stephen…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Rich Winley Dishes On ‘No Chains’ Food App and Launching a Mobile Product

The serial entrepreneur on developing an app

Black Enterprise talks with tech entrepreneur, Rich Winley to discuss his best practices for launching…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Mom and Daughter Make Hair-Story in NYC

Who will win the natural hair war battle?

Enter Doris Hair Care New York, a small but steadily growing mom-and-pop-style business

By Tomika Anderson

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4 Startup Lessons You Won’t Learn in Business School

Learning to think outside of the box

Is business school for you? Perhaps not if you already think this way.

By Darren Sands

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Harlem Woman Claims She Got Herpes from Rihanna’s MAC Lipstick

Concert-goer says she hopes lawsuit will influence the company to "be more sanitary in the future"

Have you tried RiRi Woo lipstick?

By Makkada B. Selah

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Salads Only 2 to 3 Percent of McDonald’s Sales

CEO says the Dollar Menu generates the most sales

Salads fail to generate noticeable income at McDonald’s

By Makkada B. Selah

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Man Who Threatened President Obama on Twitter Gets 6 Months

Donte Jamar Sims receives jail time after threatening to assassinate the president via Twitter

Donte Jamar Sims, 22, was sentenced to six months in prison after threatening to assassinate…

By Janel Martinez

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Lenny Kravitz Didn’t Like Being Called Black When he Was Younger

During his school years, his teachers kept telling him he was Black when he is a product of a biracial marriage

Kravitz acknowledges he is a product of a biracial couple

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Are Racism and PTSD Linked?

New research shows exposure to racism has long-lasting psychological effects

In new diagnosis manual, PTSD and racism are linked

By Makkada B. Selah

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Jay-Z to Celebrate 10-Year Anniversary of 40/40 Club in Style

Jay-Z will celebrate the tenth anniversary of the opening of the 40/40 club in New York City on Monday, June 17.

Have you been to 40/40? What are your thoughts?

By Darren Sands

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How to Use Google to Land Your Dream Job

Use these tricks of the trade to maximize your search

Use these tricks of the trade to maximize your job search and make it more…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Young, Millennial and Fearless: How Being a Self-Starter Can Lead to Big Wins

Social entrepreneur and author Syreeta Gates gives secrets to success

Twenty-five year old author and social entrepreneur Syreeta Gates shares the secrets to making your…

By Janell Hazelwood

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No Chains helps customers find the best non-franchise restuarants that they never heard of. Founder Rich Winley got the idea while trying to find local food in Australia.

Tech Startup of the Week: ‘No Chains’ Unlocks the Best Local Restaurants and Bars

Accelerator graduate Rich Winley launches mobile food app

To help food lovers find local restaurants, tech entrepreneur Rich Winley launched ‘No Chains,’ a…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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10 Signs You’re About to Be Fired

Be prepared for your next step rather than blindsided

No one likes to think about the dreaded day they could be without a job.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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How to Stay Cool Without an Air Conditioner: A Beginner’s Guide

The recent heatwave in lots of states doesn't mean you should break the bank

Here are four ways you can keep costs down as the temperature increases so that…

By Darren Sands

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SBA Honors Nation's Top Small Businesses

SBA Hosts Business Matchmaking Events During National Small Business Week

Learn how to contract with large companies, federal government

Last year, approximately 150 businesses and 20 buyers matched up during the SBA’s National Small…

By C. Daniel Baker

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"Kid" entrepreneurs to set up stands across New Jersey on Lemonade Day

“Kid” Entrepreneurs to Set Up Stands Across New Jersey on Lemonade Day

Last year, over 150,000 children from 36 cities participated in the Lemonade Day event

Lemonade Day is designed to teach children entrepreneurial skills through starting, owning, and operating their…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Facebook Launches New Feature: Verified Pages

Social media juggernaut unveils verified pages and profiles

Social media giant Facebook launched verified pages and profiles on Wednesday. The latest feature, which…

By Janel Martinez

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Diversity in Green Jobs: Apple Hires Lisa Jackson

New post lends nod to diversity in the green jobs space

Former head of EPA’s new post lends nod to diversity in green jobs and the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Busta Rhymes Sued by L.A. Recording Studio

Busta was billed about $2K per recording session

Busta Rhymes allegedly stiffed recording studio $70K

By Makkada B. Selah

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Healthy Nation? Most Visited U.S. Businesses are Fast Food Chains

More than half of all Americans visited McDonald's last month

New survey shows the U.S. is a fast food nation

By Makkada B. Selah

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Oprah Winfrey All Set to Address Harvard Grads

Forbes listed the media mogul as the 11th most powerful woman in the world last year

The elite university’s president calls Winfrey one of the great American success stories.

By Aaron Morrison

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Obama Returns Portion of Pay to Show Solidarity with Workers

Obama Hopeful For 2014 Dems House Takeover

President remains willing to work with Republicans on his stalled agenda

It will be an uphill battle to dismantle the Republican majority, Obama conceded at a…

By Aaron Morrison

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Banishing Razor Bumps — A Quick Guide to Make Them Disappear

Razor bumps, also called Pseudofollicultis Barbae, can occur in any area that hair is temporarily removed by shaving, waxing or tweezing.

Do you deal with razor bumps?

By Dr. Michelle Henry

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More Working Moms Bringing Home the Bacon

Less than a third of Americans think this is a good for society

The number of women who make more than their spouses has hit a milestone.

By Aaron Morrison

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Harvard’s First Black Dean to Step Down

Evelynn Hammonds says Harvard officials did not ask her to step down

Evelynn Hammonds will remain on the faculty and will lead a new program on race…

By Aaron Morrison

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Heading to Work Abroad Post-Graduation? Here’s a Checklist for You

Ensure that your international transition is seamless with this strategy

This strategy will help ensure your transition to your global opportunity is seamless.

By Janell Hazelwood

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CNN and BuzzFeed Launch YouTube Channel for Millennials

“CNN BuzzFeed” to offer shareable news mashup videos to young adults

Social news site BuzzFeed announced its partnership with cable network heavyweight CNN on Tuesday. “CNN…

By Janel Martinez

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Military Boss Moves: 5 Smart Job-Seeking Tasks to Do While Deployed

Prep early for life after serving your country

These tips will help you prep early for career moves in civilian life.

By Janell Hazelwood

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World Wide Technology Founder David Steward To Speak During Small Business Week

Owner of Largest Privately Owned Black Company Shares His Secrets

World Wide Technology Founder to share his secrets in St. Louis

Founder of World Wide Technology, David Steward, is the owner of the largest African-American privately-owned…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Pay it Forward: 3 Ways to Create an Economy of Goodwill

Finding purpose and meaning could pay off in the long run

A Wharton organizational psychologist says the key to success is, well, giving.

By Darren Sands

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Think Like a Recruiter to Land Your Dream Job

Turn the tables to maximize on self-marketing

Turn the tables by thinking like a recruiter or employer in order to market yourself…

By Antoine Moss

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The Real Househusbands of Hollywood: 3 Smart Career Lessons

Beyond the tear-inducing laughter, these men are winning with the boss moves

As the ‘Real Househusbands of Hollywood’ closes out with a hilarious reunion show, take a…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Back to Basics: Your Guide to Creating a Top Secret Facebook Group

How to create a private group on Facebook

An easy-to-follow guide to creating a private Facebook Group.

By BlackEnterprise.com

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AriZona Beverages & Shaquille O'Neal Team Up For Cream Soda Line

Shaquille O’Neal Inks Deal With Arizona Beverages For Soda Brand

Former NBA player adds soda to already impressive portfolio

TNT analyst and former NBA player Shaquille O’Neal adds a soda brand to his already…

By C. Daniel Baker

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George Clinton to Star in His Own Reality Show

Will use this platform to expose his legal battles regarding artists sampling his music

Would you tune in to see the trials and tribulations of George Clinton and family?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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7-Eleven Adds Latin-Inspired Breakfast Empanada Bites to Hot Foods Menu

7-Eleven Adds Breakfast Empanada Bites to Hot Foods Menu

Ethnic foods are booming, closing in on $3 billion annually in sales

More people are recognizing that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and…

By C. Daniel Baker

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#WealthforLife Wednesdays: Goodbye Student Loan Debt, Hello Financial Freedom

How my friend paid off her student loan debt four years ahead of schedule

Need to pay off your student loan debt? Maybe you should follow her advice.

By LaToya M. Smith

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Tyler Perry on Spike Lee: “I’ve Always Been a Fan of His”

Filmmaker speaks on his supposed rivalry with the 'Malcolm X' director

The director tells Oprah he respects Spike Lee

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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5 Money Lessons From Kanye West’s ‘New Slaves’

The new single from Kanye West's forthcoming album, 'Yeezus'

Spending everything on Alexander Wang — not a good idea

By Darren Sands

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Two Key Ways to Reposition Your Brand to Make More Money

How boosting your actual value and perceived value can help you increase margins for your business and make more money

How boosting your actual value and perceived value can help you increase margins for your…

By Felicia Joy

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Chris Brown’s Hit-and-Run May Place Him in Prison

If prosecutors believe what's being reported, they could haul him into court

Does Chris Brown have anger issues?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Diana Ross may have initiated the family name, but her children have surely continued its legacy. While the Motown best-selling artist entered the music world in the 1960’s with the Supremes—and later parted ways to embark on her solo career—her five children, Ross, Rhonda, Tracee, Chudney and Evan, have found multiple ways to continue the legend their mother started more than 50 years ago through the realms of television, film, fashion, education and more. 


From Chudney and Rhonda’s top-tier collegiate education and choice careers to match to Evan and Tracee’s life on the big screen and Ross’s adventurous lifestyle celebrated through photography, the Ross coterie has found a way to expand their name’s reach and become a multi-arena conglomerate. When you’re a Ross, you know there ain’t no mountain high enough; now that’s a family business motto to live by.

Family Business: Diana Ross & Her Familial Supremes

In the second installment of our Family Business series, we take a look at the Ross family, headed by Diana.

Which is your favorite Ross?

By Amber McKynzie

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David Beckham’s Dreams of Owning MLS Franchise Put on Hold

Legendary player David Beckham revealed he has plans to buy a Major League Soccer franchise.

Can MLS survive with so many teams?

By Michael Smith

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NFLPA Plans to Investigate Jay-Z’s Agency

The NFLPA's credibility is at stake, says one source

Insiders allege that Jay-Z recruited a player for Roc Nation behind a puppet agent

By Makkada B. Selah

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

5 Slip-Ups to Avoid When Creating Your Branded App

Avoid these mistakes when developing your application

Five mistakes businesses should avoid when developing their own branded app.

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Obama Administration Launches One-Stop-Shop Website to Educate Business Owners About the Affordable Care Act

New Poll Says Most Americans Oppose Obamacare

Some say Obamacare is not liberal enough; others say it's too liberal

Obamacare gets mixed reviews among the American public says new poll

By Makkada B. Selah

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Papa John’s Apologizes Over Racist ‘N-Word’ Voicemail

The racist employees worked for a Papa John's in Sanford, Florida

John Schnatter, CEO of Papa John’s, posts public apology on Facebook

By Makkada B. Selah

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SBA Honors Nation's Top Small Businesses

AARP Launches “Life Reimagined” Program to Help Achieve Goals at Any Age

AARP wants to help older Americans achieve their dreams

Today, people are living longer, and many people in their 50s, 60s and beyond are…

By C. Daniel Baker

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As Home Prices Rise, Analysts Consider An Impact on the Economy

New report indicates owning a home is more difficult for the middle class

Despite assurances from some analysts that the economy will improve because a home is the…

By Darren Sands

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"Tell me why I should put my money into your business." Can you make the case?

4 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When Pitching For Capital

I see it too often: Promising business ideas. Smart, passionate business owners. And horrible business pitches.

I see it too often: Promising business ideas. Smart, passionate entrepreneurs. And horrible business pitches.

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Tyler Perry Makes a $100,000 Donation to Ohio Schools

Makes a surprise visit to Finland Middle School in Columbus, Ohio

Tyler Perry makes a sizable donation to help student athletes in Ohio

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Report: Black Professionals Losing Out in Elite Careers

High-salary jobs for African-Americans are still elusive

Growth for blacks in the medical, law, architecture and executive level jobs has slowed or…

By Aaron Morrison

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It’s never easy to search for a new job while you’re already employed. Professionals often find themselves having to sneak around to send out resumes, go on interviews, or speak with potential employers. 	While you shouldn’t feel trapped in your current position, it’s very important that you conduct your job search with integrity and skill. Consider these tips when searching for a new job and avoid having to compromise your current paycheck. —Aisha Taylor

10 Great Productivity Apps for Entrepreneurs

Tech tools that will keep entrepreneurs on task

Apps that help entrepreneurs with productivity.

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Mayor Bloomberg Announces Online Competition Soliciting Ideas From Young Men To Reduce Racial And Ethnic Disparities

Mayor Bloomberg Announces Online Competition for Black and Latino Young Men

Young men can win $5,000 toward business development, employment or education

Online competition encourages black and Latino young men to help reduce racial and ethnic disparities…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Judge: Trayvon Martin’s Past Not Relevant For Trial

Defense's request for a trial delay is also denied

Trayvon Martin’s social media postings, suspension records, and toxicology report cannot be used during trial…

By Aaron Morrison

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Back-To-Work Blues: 5 Smart Tips to Get Back on the Grind After Vacation

Shake off the blahs and get back to the boss moves

No matter how much you love your job, returning to work after a vacation can…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Keeping Up With Appearances Is Usually a Bad Idea for Your Finances

Why favoring style over substance doesn't pay off

It is better to be upfront and state that you are having financial problems and…

By Jennifer Streaks

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Top 10 Creative Jobs for Every Personality

These options can fit just about every industry as well

Think your industry has no room for creativity? Think again. Here are options for just…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Faith Evans Owes the IRS Nearly $30,000

Looks like the former Mrs. Christopher Wallace is following in the footsteps of her fellow 'R&B Divas'

Is there a conspiracy against female black singers when it comes to their taxes?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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50 Cent Pays for Horse-Drawn Carriage for D’aja Robinson’s Funeral

The rapper and business owner opens his wallet to help pay for the funeral of the unintended victim of gunshot fire

Why isn’t something like this big news in media?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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5 Surefire Ways to Make Your Website Work for You

Several steps to follow so that your site brings you business

Effective ways to help your website work for you—and your customers.

By S. Lynn Cooper

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5 Workplace Habits Costing You Cash

Your everyday routine could be nonproductive and inefficient, ultimately taking money right out of your…

By Janell Hazelwood

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NYC Has Nation’s Largest Bike Sharing Program

Fifteen thousand bikers are signed up for New York's program, transportation official says

Citi Bike debuted with 6,000 bikes spread around at 300 stations and plans a significant…

By Aaron Morrison

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Boston Marathon Winner Donates Medal To Victims

Ethiopian runner pledges to return to next year's marathon

“Sport should never be used as a battleground,” says Ethiopian athlete Lelisa Desisa, during a…

By Aaron Morrison

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Dental Industry Fights Over Teeth Whitening

Licensed dentists report making $25,000 annually on the service

Entrepreneurs argue that dental regulatory boards have set up unfair barriers to the industry.

By Aaron Morrison

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Man Tries to Open Exit Door During Flight

One passenger put the suspect in a choke hold while others helped to restrain him

An Air Alaska flight interrupted when a man tries to open plane’s emergency exit

By Makkada B. Selah

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Alleged Chicago Baby Killer Caught

Six month old Jonylah Watkins was shot in March

Career criminal charged with killing of 6 month old Jonylah Watkins

By Makkada B. Selah

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6 Tips For Negotiating Effectively

Having a plan can make all the difference

Relationships are the currency of influence and success in business. No matter how badly you…

By Darren Sands

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‘After Earth’ Stars Will Smith and Jaden Smith Dish on Money, Expensive Taste

Will Smith discusses former tax problems

“I’m very serious with my kids about them comprehending the intricacies of global finance,” Will…

By Darren Sands

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Solving a Mystery: The True Key to Leading People

How to get your workplace teams to spark innovation

Getting employees to perform to the utmost of their ability while driving forth the company’s…

By Janell Hazelwood

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5 Simple, Best-Kept Secrets to Career Success

Top tips from winning leaders

Here are the thing winning leaders know that keep them ahead the game—the so-called secrets…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Black Churches Struggle in Harlem Under Gentrification

Tourists fill the balconies of Canaan Baptist Church of Christ in Harlem, while pews for members go empty

Membership and tithing drop at Harlem churches

By Makkada B. Selah

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Black Spanish Teacher Fired for Using the Word ‘Negro’ in Class

Negro is the word for the color "black" in Spanish

Do you think the word “negro” is offensive?

By Makkada B. Selah

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New Report Says Blacks Disproportionately Affected by Natural Disasters

In the wake of the tornado in Oklahoma, the NAACP investigated disaster preparedness among African-Americans

NAACP’s report shows blacks are more often displaced after disasters

By Makkada B. Selah

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Bullied Queens Girl Hangs Herself

The school, IS 109, has a history of harassment back to at least 2010 and earned a “C” for its school environment in the city's 2012 progress reports

Do you think anyone will be held accountable?

By Makkada B. Selah

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Evander Holyfield to Surrender Driver’s License Over Nonsupport

Holyfield defaulted on his payment plan

Former boxing champ owes over $300K in back child support

By Makkada B. Selah

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How to Start an Employee Wellness Program

How seriously is you company taking employee wellness?

Every $1 invested in employee wellness programs yields roughly $4 in savings through reduced sick…

By Black Enterprise

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Tavis Smiley Celebrates a Decade On PBS

Continues to speak on subject matter others shy away from

Are you a watcher of ‘Tavis Smiley’?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Jennifer Hudson Returns to American Idol to Judge

Producers are trying to recruit former contestants to judge in attempt to revamp the show

Who should be the other 2 American Idol former contestants to bring back as judges?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Ariz. Sheriff Joe Arpaio Racially Profiled Latinos

America's "toughest sheriff" plans to appeal judge's ruling

Do you think he’s a racist?

By Aaron Morrison

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Illinois House Approves Carry of Concealed Guns

Proposal faces stiff opposition from Chicago politicians

Illinois is the only state in the nation that bans residents from carrying concealed weapons.

By Aaron Morrison

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Pennsylvania Woman Stabs Husband-to-Be on Their Wedding Day

Groom dies the day he's supposed to get married

Woman allegedly could not believe her fiance was dead

By Makkada B. Selah

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The 50th Anniversary of the African Union: Has it Lived Up to its Promise?

President of Ghana says Africans have the responsibility to 'be each other's keeper'

President of Ghana says the African Union is serving the continent

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How to Mine Your Customer List for Sales Gold

Getting what you want from your customers might be closer than you think

Because when you do strike gold, everyone wins: You’ll experience reduced business costs and increased…

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Cost of Obamacare Insurance Premiums in California Revealed

California has the highest number of uninsured residents

California’s Obamacare premiums announced

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Eric Holder Allegedly Playing Key Role in ‘Criminalizing Journalism’

Justice Dept. claims they don't plan to file any charges against the reporter

Eric Holder personally signs off on warrant to search reporter’s personal email

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Michael Clarke Duncan’s Grave Vandalised

A visitor found an image of "Little Black Sambo"

The family is shocked and dismayed by the discovery of graffiti on actor’s grave

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Charles Ramsey Featured in Online Video Game

Cleveland hero is the star of “Charles Ramsey Burger Bash”

Charles Ramsey, the Cleveland man who garnered national attention with his rescue of three young…

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Use coupons for price reductions. Don’t miss out on a great deal--- compliments of a coupon---when you’re forced to purchase a brand new textbook. Sites like RetailMeNot.com and PromoCodes.com list the latest coupons and special offers by several major retailers that sell textbooks and other college supplies. A quick search is all it takes to find some attractive discounts on your next purchase.  Coupons are a good idea if you have any college courses that require you to purchase the latest edition of a book. Just be prepared for some serious sticker shock. It’s not uncommon for a new college textbook to cost $100 or more.

10 HBCUs Effectively Using Technology and Social Media

Historically black colleges and universities use digital to appeal to prospective and returning students

See how these 10 HBCUs are effectively using technology and social media.

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Trends in Corporate Team-Building: Extreme Employee Excursions

Report says global trips help companies boost retention

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Can you imagine your boss sending you across the globe to help with…

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Tyrese Hosts VIP Fast & Furious 6 Screening in L.A.

Tyrese took over Regal Cinemas L.A. Live to host a private 'Fast & Furious 6' screening, and gave up the goods on his upcoming role.

Tyrese let the cat out the bag Wednesday Night when announcing he’ll be returning for…

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Russell Simmons Returns to HBO

Founder of Def Comedy Jam will create and develop projects for the network

Can Russell be successful again at HBO?

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Small Business Administration Kicks Off Veterans Small Business Week

KeyBank Pledges Increase in SBA Loans to Veteran-Owned Small Businesses

Last year, KeyBank loaned $21 million to veteran-owned small businesses.

Nearly 250,000 veterans leave the service each year, and many become small business owners.

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3 Ways to Really Wow Your Boss

Use these tips to start on the right foot at your new gig

If you’re just starting in the job market or recently landed that new dream gig,…

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MBDA Announces Grant Competition to Create Jobs and Grow Businesses

Minority Business Development Agency Announces Grant to Launch Business Centers

Agency makes $6.3 million available to launch six new MBDA Business Centers

The MBDA helps to create and maintain jobs by supporting the growth and global expansion…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Twitter: Brands Will Target What You’re Watching

Advertisers will send ads to people who are watching and tweeting about a specific show

New York Times reports that Twitter plans to capitalize on television show viewers by allowing…

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4 Boss Moves to Make During Memorial Weekend

While others are at play, get your hustle on

While many are at play during Memorial Day weekend, you can hustle and get ahead.…

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Tanisha Robinson Talks Juggling Ventures, Tech Accelerators and Exit Strategies

See how this serial tech entrepreneur balances it all

TicketFire founder Tanisha Robinson talks juggling more than two tech startups, rocking the tech world…

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Teen Vogue’s Elaine Welteroth on Diversity in Beauty Media: ‘It’s a Step in the Right Direction’

Publication's first black beauty editor talks hiring and career plan

Teen Vogue’s first black beauty editor Elaine Welteroth talks hiring diversity in publishing industry and…

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Pennsylvania Recognizes Businesses, Entrepreneurs at Inaugural ImPAct Awards Ceremony

The ImPAct Awards honor businesses that are creating job opportunities

The ImPAct Awards recognize Pennsylvania entrepreneurs that are creating jobs and making contributions to the…

By C. Daniel Baker

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2-Year Colleges Getting Less Funding Than Needed

Student bodies have become poorer and more heavily black and Latino, study finds.

Report warns of a widening gap between community colleges and four-year institutions.

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Fast Life: U.S. Cities Show Strong Growth

Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, and Columbus, Ohio among the growing cities

Marriages and births are down, but densely populated locales are experiencing an unexpected population boom.

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Mary J. Blige Hit With $3.4M Tax Lien

Singer owes substantial amounts for the last three tax years

A representative says the Grammy Award winning singer is working with a new team to…

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The Market for Jackie Robinson Memorabilia Soars

A Jackie Robinson glove valued at a million dollars to be auctioned soon

Sales of Jackie Robinson merchandise jumps 1000 percent

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Jackie Robinson’s Son, David Robinson, Blazes Own Path in Coffee Growing Field

Robinson's son owns a Tanzanian coffee growing company called Sweet Unity Farms

David Robinson feels blacks need to be self sufficient

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With Beyoncé at the forefront, the Knowles family has found their way to the top of entertainment’s food chain. As the pop diva has found herself traveling around the world to perform sell-out shows, her father, Matthew Knowles, was helping make all that happen as her manager until 2011. While those two were on the the road, Bey’s mother, Tina, didn’t just sit home alone, she got to the drawing board and designed clothing for her House of Dereon and Miss Tina by Tina Knowles fashion lines. And you can’t forget about Solange! From the bigscreen to the runway, the girl who used to be known as Beyoncé’s little sister is now turning out parties in the U.S. and across the pond as she rocks the 1s and 2s and looked up to as a fashion know-all.


So if you ever thought a family business couldn’t exist, take a note or two from the Knowles’ clan. Now that’s love on top!

Family Business: Beyoncé & the Knowles’ Clan

From music to movies, the Knowles family has unarguably taken over the entertainment business.

Over the years, the Knowles’ have usurped the movie industry, the fashion world and of…

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Obama Pick, Sri Srinivasan, Unanimously Confirmed by Senate

Could he be a potential Supreme Court nominee?

Obama’s pick, Srinivasan, breezes through confirmation hearings

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Trayvon Martin Case: Defense Releases Texts and Photos on Trayvon’s Phone

In one text, Trayvon talks about smoking "weed"

An upcoming hearing to determine if photos and texts can be used

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Homeless Teen Graduates as Valedictorian, Will Attend Spelman

Her advice: 'Do what you have to do right now so that you can have the future that you want'

Teen who lived in mother’s car and ‘went hungry sometimes’ excels in school

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5 Things You Don’t Need on Your Resume

Tips on what not to include on your resume to maximize it’s success in landing…

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Look Under the Hood: 3 Rules for Buying a Website

Here’s what you need to know before purchasing a site

What you need to know before purchasing a website.

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Young Professionals: 25 Things You Should Know by Age 25

Use this checklist to keep a step ahead of the game

This checklist will help you to ensure you’ve dotted your i’s and crossed your t’s…

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Overall Satisfaction among Small Business Banking Customers Drops

Tech Startup of the Week: TicketFire Helps Ticket Holders Go Paperless

Serial tech entrepreneur Tanisha Robinson makes it easier to re-sell, share, or upgrade event passes

Ticketfire allows anyone with a paper ticket to scan it into a smartphone, where it…

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Teens Prefer Twitter Over Facebook

New study reveals teenagers are flocking to the popular micro-blogging platform

A recent Pew Research Center survey revealed that American teens are engaging on other social…

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Number of People seeking Unemployment drops to 2008 levels

Jobless Claims Drop as Economy Shows Gains, Report Says

Economy shows sustained growth, according to new report

The Dept. of Labor on Thursday expressed optimism about the overall strength of the economy.

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Boss Inspiration: Forbes List Gives Young Women of Color 100 Reasons To Succeed

Three steps to become one of 'The World's Most Powerful Women'

For young women of color who face self-esteem challenges daily, Forbes gives 100 reasons to…

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New Study Focuses On Financial Priorities, Challenges of Black America

Prudential Financial reveals the results of its 2013-2014 "African American Financial Experience" study

The 2013-2014 African American Financial Experience study is out. Commissioned by Prudential Financial, this is…

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JetBlue Airways Takes Flight to Philadelphia

JetBlue Airways Takes Flight to Philadelphia International Airport

Five daily nonstop flights between Boston and Philadelphia begin today

Starting today, JetBlue will serve Philadelphia International Airport with nonstop flights from Boston’s Logan Airport

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Manchester City and Yankees Partner to Bring New MLS Team to NYC

Do you think a soccer team can survive in New York City?

Manchester City and the New York Yankees have established a partnership to create a new…

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Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Lisa Wu Launches Lipstick Line

"Chameleon by Lisa Wu is cruelty-free and safe for the environment."

Lisa Wu burst on the scene starring in the first three seasons of BRAVO’s Real…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Dynamic Women Leaders of Color Return to ‘World’s Most Powerful Women’ List

Liberia president and Nigeria's minister of finance also make Forbes list

Recent Forbes list includes dynamic women of color including Beyonce, Michelle Obama, and Liberian president…

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Geno Smith on Wednesday was named the starting quarterback of the New York Jets.

Geno Smith Joins Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports Agency

New York Jets rookie quarterback is the latest signing

Will Jay-Z become an important player in the sports world after signing Geno Smith?

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Harold Bryant, one of CBS' highest ranking executives, oversees all production for CBS Sports.

For CBS Sports Executive Harold Bryant, a Year and Performance for the Ages

At the top of his game, a veteran is tested, again, again and again

Harold Bryant is one of the main faces behind the scenes powering CBS Sports

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Michelle Obama Makes No. 4 on Forbes’ ‘Most Powerful Women’ List

Mrs. Obama was right behind Melinda Gates

Michelle Obama named one of the World’s ‘Most Powerful Women’

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Kelly Rowland Joins X-Factor as Judge

The new X Factor season begins in September

Kelly Rowland joins cast of Simon Cowell’s X-Factor

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Plaxico Burress Unveils New Luxury Sock Line

“The day I decided to start my sock line, I said ‘One day, I’m going to be on the cover of Black Enterprise,” said Burress with a wide grin.

Would you purchase a pair of socks if they are well designed, at a higher…

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J-Lo to Open Chain of Cellphone Stores

The first store opens in Nueva York June 15

Jennifer Lopez to target Latinos in the cellphone market

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U.K. Mom Spends $25,000 on Child’s Wardrobe

Mom: What's wrong with wanting your son to look good?

Talk about ballin’ outta control.

By Darren Sands

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7 Tips for Getting the Right Followers on Pinterest

How to get high-quality followers on photo-sharing website

Tips to getting the right followers on photo-sharing website Pinterest.

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Trends in Career Reinvention: Cities Hiring ‘Chief Innovation Officers’

Latest news lends nod to power of reinvention for professionals

Cities are now hiring chief innovation officers, a nod at how job seekers can focus…

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Workoholics: How to Manage Their Mania

New study details how to create a win-win environment

New study details how to effectively manage workaholics so that its a win-win situation for…

By Janell Hazelwood

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How and Why You Need to Assess Your Inner Circle

Developing a personal board of directors could be the key to your career or business success and much-needed support

Developing a personal board of directors could be the key to your career or business…

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7 Must-Have Apps to Organize Your Meeting

These meeting organizational apps will save you time and aggravation

These organizational meeting apps can help you coordinate, schedule, host and run meetings from the…

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