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Another One! Jermaine Dupri Owes IRS $800K

Jermaine Dupri has had a number of financial challenges the last few years

Dupri served with a new federal tax bill

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Why Obama’s Africa Trip Matters

Africa is developing by leaps and bounds, analysts say

Lola Adesioye says Africa can no longer be ignored by President Obama

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Congressman Apologizes for ‘Uncle Thomas’ Tweet Aimed at Clarence

Democratic congressman deleted the Tweet

Congressman from Minnesota calls Justice Clarence Thomas an ‘Uncle Tom’

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‘Selfie’ of George Zimmerman’s Attorney Goes Viral

Zimmerman defense team confirmed that the photo was of West

Bizarre and inappropriate photo of Zimmerman’s attorney surfaces

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Paula Deen’s New Cookbook Canceled by Publisher

Wal-Mart, Target, and Home Depot are just a few of the companies that have cut ties with Paula Deen

Embattled celebrity chef Paula Deen loses book deal

By Makkada B. Selah

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Rapper Killer Mike Redefines “SWAG” with Barbershop

“SWAG” means Shave Wash and Groom. So for short, people just call it the SWAG Shop.

When rapper Michael “Killer Mike” Render debuted on the scene in 2001, he seemingly had…

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

Sloane Stephens Advances to Wimbledon’s 4th Round for 1st Time

Stephens has advanced to the second week of all three of the year's Grand Slams

Newcomer Sloane Stephens remains a contender at Wimbledon

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NYC Mayor: City’s Minorities Are Stopped ‘Too Little’

Critics push back on three-term mayor's "irresponsible rhetoric"

A spokesperson for Michael Bloomberg says critics are “fabricating outrage over an absolutely accurate comment.”

By Aaron Morrison

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Jesse Jackson Jr.’s Home Facing Forfeiture

Both homes owned by the former congressman could be taken away

Motion to seize homes filed days before former congressman and his wife will be sentenced…

By Aaron Morrison

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Documentary ‘The New Black’ Highlights Black Fight for Gay Marriage

Filmmaker Yoruba Richen explores how the African American community is grappling with gay rights and same-sex marriage

Will you tune in to watch the doc?

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U.S. Has Record 2.7 Million Temp Workers

Temp jobs leaves workers at risk

Are we becoming a nation of temporary workers?

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Nationally Renowned Reverend Gears Up for “Biker Blessing”

Reverend Soaries is also the author of the popular book "dfree: Breaking Free from Financial Slavery," Reverend Soaries

Will you be attending the biker blessing?

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Young Intellectual Phenom: Two-Year-Old Joins Mensa Ranks

Toddler can read Shakespeare and speak three languages

Adam Kirby can do many things at the tender age of two that many of…

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6 Strategies to Generate More Leads From Facebook

How to use the popular social platform to generate leads

Ways startups can leverage Facebook to generate leads.

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Month of the Man: Nonprofit CEO Talks Corporate Leadership for Young Men of Color

William Goodloe gives career insights and tips for success

William Goodloe, president and CEO at Sponsors for Educational Opportunity, gives success tips for young…

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5 Money Lessons From J. Cole’s ‘Born Sinner’

Sometimes he brags like Hov, but with a heavy dose of humility in new album 'Born Sinner'

Yes, J. Cole is finally getting his due as not only one of the best…

By Darren Sands

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Young Professionals: Your Guide to Overcoming a Bad Work Week

Start Monday fresh with this strategy

If you’re having the work week from you-know-where, prep yourself to handle it and start…

By Janell Hazelwood

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New York City Sick Leave Law Gives Workers Relief

New law could have impact on decisions of other states, cities

A new law passed by New York City requires business owners and companies to provide…

By Janell Hazelwood

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After 19 Months, FAMU Band to March Again

Interim president did not say when the first return performance will happen

The school’s interim president says a zero-tolerance hazing policy will prevent the circumstance surrounding drum…

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Paula Deen’s Diabetes Drug Deal in Jeopardy

Drug company joins Target, Home Depot and Wal-Mart in distancing themselves from the celebrity cook

The former Food Network personality was paid $6 million for a two-year contract to promote…

By Aaron Morrison

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Don’t Wait To Start A Business Before Reading “The Entrepreneur Mind”

Kevin D. Johnson's book addresses the most important—and overlooked—element of preparing for business ownership: mindset.

The most important—and overlooked—aspect of preparing for entrepreneurship is mindset.

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Obamas Visit ‘Door of No Return’ on Goree Island, Senegal

Obama said the trip to the slave dungeon helped him “fully appreciate the magnitude of the slave trade”

First Family visits historic slave dungeon

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Paula Deen Calls Jesse Jackson for Help on ‘N-Word Gate’

Rev. Jackson says Paula Deen can be 'redeemed'

In an attempt to save her brand, Deen calls Rev. Jesse Jackson

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Chick-fil-A CEO Tweets it’s a ‘Sad Day’ After DOMA Passes

Chick-fil-A has donated more than $5 million to anti-gay Christian groups

Chick-Fil-A president tweets, then deletes his opinion on DOMA

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23 Travel Sites For Savings

Check out these travel sites that will lead you to savings.

Feeling too pinched by the ever-troubled economy to travel?

By Sasha King

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Why The End of DOMA, Prop 8 is a Good Thing

Supreme Court strikes down federal law supporting class discrimination of same-sex couples and restores equality to California

Allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry merely expands the definition of family

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Nelson Mandela: Top 6 Boss Moves of A Global Icon

A snapshot of the South African president's exemplary leadership

As the global community sends support to South African President Nelson Mandela, take a look…

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Yahoo CEO Earns $1M Bonus after Five Months on the Job

CEOs Earn 273 Times the Average Worker’s Pay, EPI Says

Are you furious about this?

From 1978 to 2012, CEO compensation measured with options realized increased about 875 percent, a…

By Darren Sands

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Over the past year, people have used crowdfunding sites to raise hundreds of millions of dollars, which proves the value of the technique as a funding source. Look for this trend to continue and increase in the coming year.

11 Ways to Get Your Passion Project Funded Online

Tips to scoring financial support on your crowdfunding project

Tips to garnering financial support on your crowdfunding project.

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Former menswear designer, Rachel Brooks, created Citizen Made, an e-commerce platform to assist retailers who sell customizable products.

Maverick Maker Rachel Brooks Talks Business of Design and Technology

Citizen Made co-founder on transitioning to tech, mentorship and perfecting your pitch

Citizen Made co-founder Rachel Brooks talks to BlackEnterprise.com about her transition into the tech industry,…

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Need Resume Help? Hire a Writer

If you're not having any luck in job seeking, time to get some help

There are resources to help you can maximize your job-seeking efforts, especially when it comes…

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Love & Money: How to Break Up … With Your Employer

5 tips to make sure you do it with class

Gone are the days when people accepted jobs right out of high school or college.

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SBA can help women overcome the hurdles of growing their businesses.

Jobs in Demand: Pharmacy Professionals Talk Career Advancement

Three young professionals share tips for entry and success

Three young pharmacy professionals share tips for success and how to break into an in-demand…

By Aisha M. Taylor

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Obama’s Promises to Africa in Spotlight on Rare Trip

President has final term in office to establish legacy on the continent

For a second time, the president skips a visit to his father’s birthplace of Kenya.

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Nelson Mandela: Media in Dispute Over Icon’s Condition

Officially, the South African icon remains hospitalized in critical condition

Spokesman for the South African presidency says journalists have been unethical and wrong in their…

By Aaron Morrison

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Will.i.am Suing Pharrell for Trademark Infringement

Trouble over the I Am versus i am OTHER moniker

Should Will.i.am have discussed his beef with Pharrell before taking legal action?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Are You Retired? Here’s How You Can Save Money On Vacations

5 ways retirees can save on vacation.

Memorial Day weekend is gone, and summer vacation season has begun.

By Sasha King

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7 Secret Beaches in Europe

Secret beach locations across Europe that won't be crowded with tourists.

If you enjoy frequenting the beach during the summer months and find that you will…

By Sasha King

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School Apologizes for Trying to Ban Afro Puffs and Twisted Braids

School's new dress code had stated: 'Afro-puffs and small twisted braids, with or without rubber bands are NOT permitted'

School apologizes for dress code perceived as racist

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Trayvon Martin’s Friend Testifies About Teen’s Final Moments

Young woman testifies hearing Trayvon saying "Get off. Get off," before the phone went dead

A star witness for the prosecution takes the stand

By Makkada B. Selah

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Nelson Mandela on Life Support

94-year-old South African statesman under close observation

Mandela’s condition has worsened

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Small & Mid-Market Businesses More Optimistic About their Financial Well-Being

Many businesses are expressing increased confidence with capital investment

In a survey of small businesses, 62 percent said their company’s financial well-being is better…

By C. Daniel Baker

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‘We Are the 15 Percent’ Site Generates Outpouring of Love

“We Are The 15 Percent” website features mixed race families and couples

Alyson West and her husband Michael David Murphy, an interracial couple from Atlanta, Georgia, have…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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#TechLife: Dozens of Companies Showcase Gadgets and Apps At CE Week 2013

Techies gather to see the latest devices during CE Week Line Shows and Exhibits

Snapshot of the companies present at CE Week, the annual mid-year industry event which features…

By Janel Martinez

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NYC tourists may soon be fined for buying counterfeit luxury goods

When It Comes To Your Money, Are You A Hot Mess?

An exercise to give yourself a reality check—and maybe a much needed wake-up call—when it comes to your financial habits.

Check yourself. Before your wreck yourself.

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Career Meltdowns: 5 Leaders Whose Scandals Led to Professional Disaster

A snapshot of celebrity branding blunders

Paula Deen's latest scandal led to lost endorsements and fans. (Image: File)
Reports of Paula Deen’s…

By Joshua Perrin

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6 Ways to Reach Business Success Sooner

How to Turn That Summer Gig Into a Permanent Job

Plan today for your next career move

Plan now for your next career move once your temp work is over. If you…

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Month of the Man: How Young Black Men Can Conquer Unemployment

Ways minority males can not only ace the interview but land the gig

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This month, BlackEnterprise.com presents Month of the Man, where we bring you…

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#WealthforLife Wednesdays: Learn About ETFs, Mutual Funds and Stocks

What's the difference and how do I choose which is best for me?

A mutual fund is similar to a stock, but instead of investing in one company…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Boss from Hell? Learn How to ‘Manage Up’

Use this strategy to turn a toxic situation into a beneficial one

Sometimes you can’t just quit, and oftentimes you have to find the lesson in going…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Why We Must Fight For Our Right To Vote

With the 5-4 decision in Shelby v. Holder, the court struck down on Tuesday a key provision of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA).

Through one judicial act thousands of African Americans and voters of color may be denied…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Kevin Hart and Others to Star in Chris Rock’s ‘Finally Famous’

The film will also star Rosario Dawson and Gabrielle Union

Can there ever be too many comedians in a film?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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John L. Dotson Jr., First Black Newspaper Publisher, Dies at 76

Dotson spoke openly about the pressures on African-American executives in a mostly white publishing industry

Prominent journalist led Ohio newspaper to a Pulitzer Prize for its series on race relations.

By Aaron Morrison

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Black Woman Set For Texas’ 500th Execution

Woman was sentenced to death for the 1997 robbery and fatal stabbing of a retired professor

If it goes as planned, Kimberly McCarthy becomes the first woman put to death in…

By Aaron Morrison

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Small Businesses Go to Congress to Oppose the Marketplace Fairness Act

The Alliance feels that the MFA unfairly burdens small businesses

The eMainStreet Alliance asserts that the MFA unfairly burdens small businesses with high compliance costs…

By C. Daniel Baker

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10 Free Things You Can Get at The Airport

Airports are generally a very expensive place to pick up items.

Here are 10 free things you can get at the airport.

By Sasha King

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Stephen Hightower, CEO of Hightowers Petroleum, the 2013 Black Enterprise 100s Industrial/Service Company of the Year

Urban Business Roundtable Spotlight: Petroleum Products CEO Stephen Hightower

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

This week on the Urban Business Roundtable: Hightowers Petroleum CEO Stephen Hightower; Design Firm CEO…

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Will It Be More Expensive to Throw Your 4th of July Barbecue? Probably, Analysts Say

Costs of food, meats in particular, have risen in past months

Sales show that consumers are gravitating more and more to items like pork, which carry…

By Darren Sands

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U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce Supports Legislation to Improve Access to Federal Contracts

Group announced their support of Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez's bill

The U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce announced their support of the Women’s Procurement Program Equalization…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Interracial Couple Launches ‘We are the 15 Percent’ Website

Site was built in response to a Cheerios ad

Interracial couple creates online community for other mixed race families

By Makkada B. Selah

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U.S. Supreme Court Radically Alters Voting Rights Act

President Obama calls decision a 'setback'

U.S. Supreme court hands down major change to Voting Rights Act

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4 Tips to Formulate a #Hashtag Strategy

How to build (or improve) your hashtag approach

Four tips to building a stronger hashtag strategy.

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Witness Says Fan Called Scottie Pippen the N-Word, Spit on Him

Sources say the fan was intoxicated

Police investigate an altercation involving Scottie Pippen

By Makkada B. Selah

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Top Caribbean Power Women: Leaders in Politics, Music, and More

Exemplary females with roots in the Islands

In honor of Caribbean Heritage Month, BlackEnterprise.com highlights top leaders of Caribbean descent in sports,…

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3 Steps to Reset Your Brand This Summer

Find your groove again at the midway point in the year

Dust that list of New Year’s resolutions off and give yourself a progress report.

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9 Ways to Maximize Your Smartphone’s Battery Life

Increase time between charges by following these helpful battery-saving tips

Several ways to ensure your phone battery never dies.

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Haircare Company Exec Dishes on Natural Vs. Permed Hair

A conversation on black hair with one of the industry's most respected

Charlene Bastien-Dance, the marketing guru behind the hugely successful hair-care company Strength of Nature, talks…

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Mia Hall (right, with me and Zara Green) is a great example of the kind of person who makes mentoring a rewarding experience.

Mentorship Is Earned, Not Owed

It's about what you're willing to do, not just about what a potential mentor is able to do.

It’s about what you’re willing to do, not just what they’re able to do.

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Want to Make Bigger Boss Moves? Here’s How Move On Up

Use this strategy to position yourself for more career responsibility

This strategy will help you position yourself for more career responsibility and advancement.

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New High Court Decision Makes It Difficult to Prove Workplace Discrimination

Dissenting justices suggest Congress take action against the ruling

Supreme Court rulings narrow the definition of “supervisor” and make it harder to prove racial…

By Aaron Morrison

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Billion Dollar Businessman Dave Steward Shares Success Secrets

The founder of the nation’s largest black-owned business attributes SBA to his company’s growth at National Small Business Week

Steward gives credit to SBA for company growth.

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GOP Makes Black Republicans a Priority in June

GOP summer recess shows an increase in attention to Black Republicans.

June lit up like Black Republican Month

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‘Meh’: Supreme Court Punts on Affirmative Action

Driving force behind challenge to race-based admissions says ruling will restore colorblind principles

With both sides claiming victory, blockbuster case is sent back to the lower court.

By Aaron Morrison

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Russia Provides Passage to ‘Whistleblower’ Edward Snowden

Russia does not have an extradition treaty with the U.S.

Edward Snowden is still at-large

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Is the SCOTUS Ruling Bad for Affirmative Action Supporters?

While some say SCOTUS ruling on Affirmative Action was a win for supporters, was it really?

The U.S. Supreme Court rules on pivotal Affirmative Action case

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Fat Joe Gets 4 Months in Prison for Tax Evasion

Rapper is the latest to face prison time for not paying taxes

Who will be next to go to prison for not paying their taxes?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Robert L. Johnson And Dr. DeForest B. Soaries, Jr. Announce Alliance To End Payday Lending, Lower Minority Consumer Debt, And Promote Financial Education

Robert Johnson Announces Alliance to End Payday Lending

12 million Americans turn to payday loans annually when faced with financial challenges

Alliance looks to help minorities pay down debt, increase savings, and break the cycle of…

By C. Daniel Baker

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How to Make Home Ownership and a New Marriage Work

Does it have to be complicated?

Before you run out and start looking at all of the fabulous properties you could…

By Jennifer Streaks

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Scottie Pippen Accused of Felony Assault

According to family members the alleged victim was released from the hospital with broken teeth, a swollen mouth and head and back injuries

Former NBA player under investigation

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Paula Deen Dropped By Smithfield Foods

Smithfield Foods operates world's largest slaughterhouse and meat processing plant in Tar Heel, North Carolina

Meat processor Smithfield Foods cuts ties with Paula Deen

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10 Highlights from National Small Business Week

Advice & Highlights From 2013 National Small Business Week

Words of wisdom for business owners and entrepreneurs from the SBA

A collection of words of wisdom from speakers and presenters at the 2013 National Small…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Kevin Durant Signs With Jay-Z’s Roc Nation

Basketball player tweets a photo of him officially signing with Roc Nation

Who else can the superstar rapper, excuse me, businessman sign to his Roc Nation Agancy?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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EY offers global mentoring opportunity to entrepreneurs

Month of the Man: How Black Men Can Make Global Power Plays

Leaders give insights on how to enter and capture the international markets

For Month of the Man, BlackEnterprise.com chatted with leaders including Jason Njoku of iROKO Partners…

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If only traveling was as simple as appearing poolside with a refreshing drink in hand. After scouring the web for irresistible flight deals, a worthwhile hotel package and fun activities, many travelers are exhausted and ready to hop on the next flight heading to their locale of choice. With countless resources at your fingertips (thanks to your mobile device), here are 10 apps that will enhance the adventures that await you.—Corvida Raven

How to Protect Your Technology This Summer

Tips to prevent your tech from burning out

Ways to protect your tech this summer.

By Janel Martinez

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Young, Black Men: The Key to Career Fulfillment? A Global World View

Young traveler talks the invaluable lessons of expanding your horizons

As part of BlackEnterprise.com’s Month of the Man series, a consummate millennial traveler talks his…

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Chris Brown is Accused Of Assaulting Woman

A rep for the singer denies the allegations

Why can’t Chris stay out of trouble?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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76 Percent of Americans Are Living Paycheck-to-Paycheck

1 in 4 Americans said they had no savings at all

Nearly three-fourths of Americans are living paycheck-to-paycheck, according to a new survey released by Bankrate.com.

By Darren Sands

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Cool Jobs: Former Banker Expanding Jamaica’s Fashion Industry Reach

Deiwght Peters talks career transition and advice for young black men

In commemoration of Caribbean Heritage Month, BlackEnterprise.com caught up with Deiwght Peters, a leading fashion…

By Kimberly Wilson

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Out-of-Office: 5 Hot Jobs for Outdoor Enthusiasts

If cubicles make you cringe, here are better options

Whether you love working with your hands or you hate being cooped up indoors, these…

By Janell Hazelwood

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NAWBO: Women's Procurement Program Equalization Act of 2013

New Bills Would Boost Small Businesses Access to Capital, Enhance Female Entrepreneurship

Bills would boost access to capital and enhance female entrepreneurship.

Rep. Nydia M. Velazquez has introduced 2 bills aimed at fostering entrepreneurship and helping small…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Bounce TV Acquires Broadcast Network Rights To The American Bible Challenge and Catch 21

Bounce TV Acquires Broadcast Rights To American Bible Challenge & The Newlywed Game

The two popular GSN series to debut this summer, joins The Newlywed Game.

Bounce TV, the nation’s only self-proclaimed broadcast television network for African Americans added 3 new…

By C. Daniel Baker

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3 Tips for Traveling in Style

(Video) Stylishly put together your outfit for your airport travel.

With so many stringent airport rules, traveling comfortably doesn’t always mean stylish. Check out these…

By Sasha King

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OWN’s Dark Girls Documentary Gets Strong Reactions

What is your take on colorism?

In one of the segments, young men were presented a choice on what type of…

By Sasha King

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NAACP to Hold Sanford Town Hall at Start of Zimmerman Trial

The George Zimmerman Trial is one of the biggest trials in Sanford's history

The NAACP will hold a town meeting offering Sanford community support

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Brown’s Bold Bid to Become Maryland’s Next Governor

The following excerpts are from an exclusive interview with BLACK ENTERPRISE Editor-in-Chief Derek T. Dingle

His campaign to become the first black to run the statehouse seeks advanced education, minority…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Paula Deen: Angry Patrons Defending Celebrity Cook

A brow-raising video resurfaces, showing Deen discussing race relations in the south

Black and white fans of the now former Food Network personality believe Deen isn’t racist…

By Aaron Morrison

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Nelson Mandela in Critical Condition

Nelson Mandela has been hospitalized since June 8

Doctors say the African statesman’s condition has deteriorated

By Makkada B. Selah

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They’re Back! Twinkies Making a July Comeback

After years of struggles, snack company reemerges under new ownership

Under new ownership, Hostess will bring back its beloved snacks on July 15.

By Aaron Morrison

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Bobby Blue Bland, Soul and Blues Legend, Dies at 83

Son says the musician died from on-going complications of an unspecified illness

Rapper Jay-Z sampled the genre-defining musician, who was never as popular as his contemporaries.

By Aaron Morrison

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Billboard: “Jay-Z’s Samsung Release Won’t Count”

Under promotional deal, rapper's album is technically already platinum

Rules stipulate bulk album sales that are given away for free aren’t counted in total…

By Aaron Morrison

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5 Ways to Make Your Small Business More Sustainable

Green Lifestyle Expert Yoli Ouiya, provides advice on how to green your office.

Sustainability is not just a trending topic; It is the future of creating efficient…

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Family Business: Welcome to the Life of Erica & Tina Campbell

For years they've been known as Mary Mary, but here's your chance to get to know the real Erica and Tina Campbell.

For years, fans never knew Mary Mary was just a stage name, and that the…

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Facebook Suffered Year-Long User Data Breach

Company's technicians fixed the problem 24 hours after it was discovered

Social networking company blamed information leak on a technical glitch in its archive of 1.1…

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President Obama: “No More Excuses On Immigration Reform”

President continues to work on a campaign promise made to Latinos

Obama cites analysis of the Senate immigration reform bill, which shows it would cut deficits…

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Tupac Shakur to Receive Star on Hollywood Walk Of Fame

Will receive a star alongside Giancarlo Esposito, Tavis Smiley, Ray Parker Jr. and others

What a honor for the deceased rapper

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Learn How to Give a Toast in Different Languages

(Video) Toast in 20 countries with this quick language lesson.

When traveling abroad it is good to know a few key phrases. Here is how…

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Obama May Meet With Mandela During Upcoming Trip to Africa

Obama will be visiting South Africa, Senegal and Tanzania in upcoming trip

President Obama set to embark on trip to South Africa, Senegal

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Afro-Latina Seeks Costa Rican Presidency

Barr would be the first Afro-Latina to serve as president of a country

Black Costa Rican woman running for president

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Suspect Arrested for Murder of Lil Snupe

Lil Snupe had recently signed a recording deal with Meek Mill’s DreamChasers label.

Winnfield, Louisiana police arrests 36 year old man in rapper’s murder

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With ‘Keisha Cane’ Book Series, a Young Author Champions Child Literacy

In just days, Ashley and April Foxx raised over $6,000 through Kickstarter

Keisha Cane — and all her mischief — could soon be coming to a book…

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Texas Megachurch Preacher Asks Members to Pay For Helicopter Upgrade

Told members it would save church money

Bishop I.V. Hilliard sent a newsletter to members of the New Light Christian Center asking…

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Flavor Flav’s Chicken & Ribs is Back in Business

Business partners say the rent wasn't paid because there was a faulty heater emitting carbon monoxide

A judge decides to reverse the restaurant’s eviction order

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NFL’s Aaron Hernandez Loses Muscle Milk Endorsement

Aaron Hernandez is under investigation for murder

Muscle Milk cuts ties with New England Patriots’ Aaron Hernandez

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7 Things to do in Paris During Spring

Some engaging things to do in Paris during the spring.

Have you ever been?

By Sasha King

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Paula Deen’s Show Axed from The Food Network

Deen releases statement thanking the Food Network for "11 great years"

The Food Network decides to cut ties with embattled TV chef over racial comments

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Freelancers: Top Ways Facebook Can Help You Land Your Next Gig

Use this top platform to find your next opportunity

Strategy to maximize your use of the popular platform to find freelance opportunities.

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5 Social Media Habits That Will Get You Unfollowed

Beware: Your social habits could be pushing followers away

Five habits to avoid on your social media platforms.

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How Freelancers Can Boost Their Money-Making Marketability

Use this strategy to diversify your income streams

As a freelancer, one must have a bit of hustle in them. Here are ways…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Advocacy Releases Annual Small Business Lending Report

National Prime Contractor & Subcontractor of the Year Named at Small Business Week

Awards were announced at a breakfast event as part of Small Business Week

Awards were handed to a veteran-owned contractor from Colorado & a woman-owned tech company from…

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Month of the Man: Restaurateur Talks Transition from Government Worker to Entrepreneur

Avery Leakes' adolescent boss moves led to big wins

For BlackEnterprise.com’s Month of the Man, we catch up with Avery Leake, 28, on reviving…

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Is Becoming Roommates the New Marriage Agreement?

Why busy lives are changing the perspective of marriage

Do you remember til death do us part, friendship as the foundation for love and…

By Kenny Pugh

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Back to Basics: How to Embed Your Instagram Video

Although it’s not super easy, here’s how to embed Instagram videos on your site

How to manually embed Instagram videos.

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House Rejects Farm Bill Over Food Stamp Fights

Congress finds yet another thing not to come together on

Republicans wanted deeper cuts to the nation’s food stamp program, but Democrats rejected.

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Caribbean Power Men: 10 Top Leaders in Politics, Sports and More

Musicians, athletes, and politicians who have roots in the Islands

In honor of Caribbean Heritage Month, BlackEnterprise.com highlights top leaders of Caribbean descent.

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CA Ordered to Free Inmates From Overcrowded Prisons

Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown has vowed to push back on judge panel's order

If state officials followed the order, about 10,000 inmates could be freed by the end…

By Aaron Morrison

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Entrepreneurs' Organization Seeking Corporate Mentors for Student Business Owners

Entrepreneurs’ Organization Seeking Corporate Mentors for Student Business Owners

Seeking corporate volunteers to help local students run scalable businesses

A recent survey cited mentorships as the second most important source of learning for entrepreneurs…

By C. Daniel Baker

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GOP Official Sends Racist Email About Black Female GOP Candidate, Resigns

Erika Harold is a black GOP candidate running for Illinois state Congress

State GOP chairman says racism “has no place in our Republican Party.”

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Travel To Dos in Madrid, Spain

Food, shopping, and destinations that are a must see in Madrid.

So, what is so great about Madrid?

By Sasha King

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Flavor Flav Chicken & Ribs Evicted from its Michigan Location

Landlord says Flava's restaurant owes $20,000 back rent

Flavor Flav’s Chicken & Waffle joint in Michigan evicted

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Instagram Video vs. Vine: Why Popular Photo-Sharing App’s Latest Element Wins for Brands

Instagram’s 15-second video sharing feature rivals Twitter’s Vine app

If you’re looking to try your hand at creating an online video, here why Instagram’s…

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3 Tips for Using Instagram Video for Job-Seeking Success

Use these tips to optimize your efforts on social media

With Instagram adding 15-second videos to the mix, the dynamic of communication via the Web…

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SBA to Award Grants to Support R&D, Small Business Innovation

Small Business Association Increases Size Standards for 70 Industries

New size standards will enable more businesses to obtain small business status

Revised standards reflect changes in marketplace conditions & public comments that SBA received to the…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Mostly White, All-Female Jury Chosen for George Zimmerman Trial

Opening statements to begin on Monday

Six female jurors have been selected for George Zimmerman’s trial; Five white, one Hispanic

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In 2008, Gina McCauley launched Blogging While Brown, an annual conference where bloggers of color can network with one another, gain new skills to maintain their technical mastery in social media and technology, and gain opportunities for sponsorship.

Tech Startup of the Week: Blogging While Brown Strives to Make the Blogosphere a More Diverse Space

Gina McCauley on why the voices of Black bloggers matter in today's tech space

Gina McCauley launched Blogging While Brown, an annual conference where bloggers of color can network…

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Revolt TV Finalizes National Carriage Deal With Time Warner Cable

Sean Combs’ ‘Revolt TV’ Signs Deal With Time Warner Cable Clearance

Revolt TV is scheduled to launch in Fall 2013.

Revolt TV is a socially connected television network launching in Fall 2013, focusing on live…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Abroad, a Familiar Name is One Magnate’s Trump Card

What's in a name? For Donald Trump, a whole lot of money

Donald Trump is making a fortune off his name.

By Darren Sands

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For Youth Jobs, White House Pushes Involvement

Outlook of economy depends in large part to youth jobs

President Obama, White House push for youth jobs.

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Still Planning Your Summer Travel? Discover All That Jamaica Has To Offer!

Jamaica has everything that makes the Caribbean the ultimate vacation destination.

Jamaica has everything that makes the Caribbean the ultimate vacation destination.

By Kimberly Wilson

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Managers: Your ‘Inner Jerk’ Is Costing Your Company

Find out how to combat the stressed-out aggressor in you

Here are ways you can overcome your inner jerk and get winning results from your…

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Olympian Cullen Jones Wants to Change The Perception That Blacks Can’t Swim

Olympic gold winner wants to 'Make A Splash' with black children on the benefits of taking up the sport of swimming

Find out why this Olympics gold medal winner is trying to encourage black youth to…

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To Fly or to Cruise? That is The Question

How to decide the best way to travel on a budget.

If your pockets allow you to, flying to a particular destination of your choice may…

By Sasha King

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L.A. School System to Give Every Student an iPad

Los Angeles will be the largest school district in the nation to provide each student with an iPad.

In L.A., students from kindergarten to 12th grade to receive an iPad for their textbooks

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Fredrick Douglass Statue Erected on Capitol Hill

Frederick Douglass was a runaway slave who went on to be the first African American nominated for Vice-President of the United States

7-foot bronze statue of black abolitionist erected in Emancipation Hall

By Makkada B. Selah

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Mistrial Declared for Detroit Cop Who Killed 7 Year Old Girl

The raid in which the 7 year old was killed was videotaped for the TV show 'The First 48'

Jury could not agree on manslaughter charges in Detroit cop trial

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Recruitment Tip: How to Spot Excellent Talent

Find out the key to spotting the best of the best in job candidates

Having an eye for good workers can be valuable, but what if you don’t have…

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Codeblack Films Acquires "Things Never Said" - Written And Directed By Charles Murray

Codeblack Films Acquires Romantic Drama “Things Never Said”

Film will screen at 2013 American Black Film Festival in Miami

Jeff Clanagan founded Codeblack Films in 2012 with the core objective to serve the global…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Paula Deen Admits to Using ‘N-Word’, Wanted Blacks to Dress as Slaves at Wedding

Deen admits to racist jokes and use of the n-word in deposition.

Paula Deen is known for her southern cooking and big personality. A personality that may…

By Sasha King

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Kanye West Scrutinized for Parkinson’s Lyric Reference

The American Parkinson Disease Association labels the song “distasteful and the product of obvious ignorance.”

Did Kanye go to far with his Parkinson’s reference?

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Licensing Industry Revenue Rises for Second Consecutive Year

Licensing Industry Revenue Rises for Second Consecutive Year

Entertainment, trademarks/brands, fashion and sports merchandise continue to drive royalties

Trademark owners generated $5.454 billion in royalties in 2012, for an estimated retail value of…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Month of the Man: High School Inc. Administrator Talks Combating Black Male Dropout Rates

Brandon Frame gives success strategy for young men of color to graduate

High School Inc.’s Brandon Frame shares his career journey and the keys to success that…

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