Majority Of Business Owners Hesitant To Visit Healthcare Exchanges

Help For Small Businesses Struggling With Obamacare

Entrepreneurs can turn to professional employer organizations to maneuver through complexities of healthcare reform

Here are tips from ADP TotalSource and Black Enterprise research

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Barilla Responds To Call For Company Boycott After Traditional Family Remarks

Italian pasta maker apologies for hurtful same-sex couples comments

Should he apologize?

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No More Paycheck-to-Paycheck: Survey Links Uptick in Job Security to Decline

With more workers gaining employment, positive trends expected to continue

One thing about the link between career and wealth-building: Negotiating what youj’re worth, saving and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Career Choice: 5 Steps to Monetizing Your Passion

Of course, doing what you love is appealing, but does it pay the bills?

We’d all love to get paid to follow our passions, but what’s the first step…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Social Media Strategies for Crisis Communications Presented at Free Webinar

How to Incorporate Visual Social Media Platforms in Your Content Marketing Strategy

Use visual-based social media platforms to garner sales

BlackEnterprise.com lists the various ways you can use images to boost revenue.

By Courtney McKenzie

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Options for Disabled Student Loan Borrowers

Tips for discharging student loan debt due to disability.

This past July, the U.S. Department of Education enforced new regulations that made it easier…

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All Play: Ain’t Nothing Going on But the … Work?

5 signs you're a workaholic

You may be on the road to workplace burnout and not even realize it because…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Majority of Workers Lack Information Needed for Informed Health Coverage Decisions

Small businesses are the least likely to offer health care benefits to employees

With an implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) just days away, many workers and…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Trinidad and Tobago Named Happiest Country in the Caribbean

The destination’s bourgeoning culinary scene, world renowned beaches and numerous festivals bring out the happiness in both locals and visitors alike.

According to the study there were six key variables factored into its conclusions

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Olivia Pope Fans Prepare For Interactive Scandal Watch Series In Washington, DC

A book club style viewing party kicks off around the ABC hit TV show

Imagine merging the book club concept and television viewing party concept

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Africa-America Institute president and CEO Amini Kajunju is a native of the Democratic Republic of Congo and the first African ever to serve at the helm of the oldest nonprofit organization of its kind in the United States.

AAI Anniversary Awards Gala: Global Business Leaders Talk Bridging the Gap Between Africa and America

Global leaders gather at Africa-America Institute gala for a night of celebration and acknowledgment

On Sept. 25, global leaders gathered to celebrate the Africa-America Institute’s 60th anniversary, bridging the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Personal Income and Savings Slightly Rise

Consumers show small gains in pay and savings

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Personal income increased $57.2 billion, or 0.4%, and disposable personal income (DPI) increased…

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Top 10 Free Tools Every Entrepreneur Should Use

Must-have tools for entrepreneurs

BlackEnterprise.com contributor Courtney McKenzie highlights 10 must-have productivity tools for every entrepreneur.

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Yogapreneur: Ava Taylor Helps Others Turn Passion Into Profit

This visionary took a leap of faith to start a one-of-a-kind business.

Ava Taylor’s believes in being an agent of change. Not only is being a “catalyst…

By Suncear Scretchen

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Beats By Dr Dre Gets A $500 Million Pay Day

Private equity firm the Carlyle Group has invested a minority stake in the rap mogul’s audio company

Beats Electronics, which makes colorful, pricey headphones branded by rapper and hip-hop mogul Dr Dre,…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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A New Curriculum for HBCUs

In our exclusive interview, Education Secretary Arne Duncan shares how innovation at HBCUs will bolster our 21st-century workforce

In interview with Editor-In-Chief Derek T. Dingle, Education Secretary Arne Duncan discussed the president’s new…

By Derek T. Dingle

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HOW TO START AN EMPLOYEE WELLNESS PROGRAM

Putting Patients in Charge of Their Health

New electronic health records system gives control to patients.

Obtaining a copy of your medical records can be a hassle.

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Chef Ron Duprat Talks About His Involvement With Non-Profit ‘Fleur De Vie’

Duprat, who was born in Haiti, was once a contestant on Bravo's Top Chef

The foundation surpassed expectations for participation in their inaugural year

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10 Ways to Maximize Your Home Office for Productivity

Work Flow: How Challenge and Focus Can Motivate Progress

Getting your productivity mojo back might mean doing more than just taking a break

Getting your productivity mojo back may mean doing more that just taking a break from…

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Recruiters: 7 Good Reasons You Aren’t Finding Quality Candidates

It may not be them. Maybe it's you

If you haven’t been able to seal the deal with top talent to fill a…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Power OOTD: Return of the R-E-S-P-E-C-T Suit

Separates are great, but get into classic tailoring for a polished look that wins

Separates are great, but there’s nothing like a tailored suit to say, ‘I mean business,’…

By Shea Zephir

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Yogapreneur: Maya Breuer is Leading a Yoga Revolution

Veteran Yogi is on a mission to bring more color to yoga.

Maya Breuer, Owner of Santosha School of Yoga
Yoga and activist are 2 words not commonly…

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

Obama Administration Launches Website to Educate Business Owners About the Affordable Care Act

The site will act as a hub that connects employers to information on tax credits and other provisions of the law

As the Affordable Care Act is implemented, it’s important for the business community to …

By C. Daniel Baker

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Tax-Filing and Payment Extensions Expire Soon

Hurry before it's too late.

If you are among the more than 12 million taxpayers who requested a six-month extension…

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Why Hospitals Taking Health Care Digital is Important

CEO Ryan Howard talks about the importance of electronic health records.

Many medical facilities are in the process of making the switch to electronic health records.…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Report: Women Have More Jobs, But Even More Poverty

Female occupations gained tend to be low-paying

Regained jobs for women after the recession tend to be in lower-paying occupation, reports indicate.

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Social Media Week Lagos Comes to London

Success of first-ever Social Media Week Lagos sparked invite to capital city of England

SMW Lagos, produced by Dragon Africa and AFRIKA21, is back and heading to London, England…

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Business Continuity Tips Discussed at Free Webinar Hosted by SBA and Agility Recovery

More Help for Those Focused on Fixing Their Finances

The Sharpen Your Financial Focus initiative is a great new resource to help you to gain financial freedom and build wealth for life.

Sharpen Your Financial Focus is a comprehensive effort to help you move toward financial stability.…

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Yogapreneur: Rolf Gates Blends Savvy with Compassion to Create Successful Yoga Brand

The teacher and author shares how yoga brought him peace, love and happiness

Yogapreneur, Rolf Gates
Rolf Gates is the exemplar Yogapreneur. In addition to owning what was…

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Saving on the fly is like not saving at all. The best savers are serious about financial planning.

Learn How to Plan More and Save More Money

Those who make a plan for their money save more cash.

Do you want to save more money? A recent survey shows that if you want…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Sprint Announces Mobile Health Accelerator Powered by Techstars

Based in Kansas City, Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator brings innovation to emerging tech hub

Sprint and Techstars have partnered to launch a mobile health accelerator in Kansas City. Beginning…

By Janel Martinez

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Natural haircare product company founders Wendy Levy and Kim Etheredge (Image: Mixed Chicks)

Urban Business Roundtable Spotlight: Mixed Chicks Wendi Levy and Kim Etheredge

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

This week on the Urban Business Roundtable: Mixed Chicks hair products Founders Wendi Levi and…

By Pepper Miller

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5 Things Small Businesses Need To Know About Obamacare Exchanges

Healthcare marketplaces open to self-employed and micro businesses

Here’s a tip sheet for small businesses on Obamacare

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Up on Game: 5 Ways to Keep Your Career Skills Fresh

Use this strategy to remain competitive in your industry

Awesome leaders know they have to continue to strengthen their career talents and skills. Here’s…

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Job Seeker: Believe It or Not, Your Cover Letter is Not About You

Don't overlook the power of an awesome---or totally terrible---introduction

Every second counts for today’s job seekers. According to a study by The Ladders, a…

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The 3D printing revolution has ushered in a new era of customization. Human bones, fuel-efficient car parts, and even burritos now take only a few hours to produce through this innovative printing process. As you read this, engineers are using 3D printing technology to experiment with commercial airplane design, doctors are whizzing out organs, and NASA is testing 3D printers that are destined to land on Mars.

With technology constantly evolving, BlackEnterprise.com takes a look at 6 noteworthy moments in 3D printing history. –Semhar Woldeyesus

Why 3D Printing Will Benefit Your Business

3D printing is a game changer for small businesses

While there are amazing advancements being made in the world of 3D Printing, there are…

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Perfect Match: With release of FIFA 14, Drake solidifies himself as one of the top pitchmen in hip hop.

With Trademark Passion, Drake Makes His Mark as Pitchman for FIFA 14

An unlikely pairing with the same release date, Drake and EA Sports' FIFA 14 mirror best in gaming, music

Drake’s Nothing Was the Same and FIFA 14 were released on Sept. 24. Coincidence?

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Yogapreneur: Dana Smith is the Jane of All Holistic Trades

This Maryland Yogapreneur is making the world a healthier place - one client at a time.

Dana Smith, Owner of Spiritual Essence Yoga
Dana Smith refers to herself as a Yoga Diva…

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10) Age matters: If you’re a BE Nexter who’s looking to invest, White suggests you pay down the debts first and then start allocating a portion of your income into the equity market. “You can start with blue chip stocks, those companies that you know well, or you can invest in ETF's (exchange traded funds), which mimic whatever industry, index or country you’re trying to match. If you’re headed toward retirement, play it safe. “You don’t want to be 62 and have to experience the kind of correction that we’re having now in the stock market,” says White.” You want to have money in savings accounts, CDs or high grade US treasure bonds when you’re seven years or so out from retirement.”

Saving for College: A Family Affair

Turbocharge college savings with the help of family members.

The cost of a college education has dramatically increased over the past decade.

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30 entrepreneurs from around the world are touring U.S. to engage in peer-to-peer learning and relationship-building.

Entrepreneurs Visit U.S. to Learn and Grow via Cultural Exchange

Entrepreneurs from around the world are touring the US, learning and growing

As part of US Department of State initiative, 30 entrepreneurs from around the world are…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Global Jobs: Leaders Talk Employment in Africa and Transitioning from the Diaspora

Professionals talk global career positioning and transitioning at AAI Talent Summit

On Sept. 21, the Africa-America Institute (AAI) kicked off its career expo, featuring experts who…

By Janell Hazelwood

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The Annual Honda Battle of the Bands Showcase (seen here in 2010) is one of the true gems of HBCU culture.

5 Reasons ‘Money Games’ Won’t Save HBCU Football

"Our dependency on PWIs to finance our athletics at the expense of our dignity, is frightening at best, self-hate at worst."

Are ‘money games’ the answer to saving HBCU athletic programs?

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Paul Pierce has been traded away from the franchise for which he played his entire career. But his brand-awareness in Boston could be quite lucrative for the veteran forward when he retires.

Paul Pierce Says he Wants to Build a Business in Boston

Pierce is gone from Boston, but not forgotten -- and that could pay off big in retirement

Few athletes have been as well-positioned as Paul Pierce to capitalize on his popularity in…

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15 Baseline Tech Skills All Entrepreneurs Should Have

Entrepreneurs tell it like it is when it comes to skills you must possess

Founders weigh in on tech skills all entrepreneurs should possess.

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Yogapreneur: Pablo Imani Blends Traditional with Cutting Edge

The Uganda-based yogi invites us to reconnect to our source

Imani means faith in Swahili and it’s an apropos name for today’s Yogapreneur, Pablo Imani.…

By Suncear Scretchen

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The WIE Symposium: New York Event Connects Everyday Power Women with Industry Celebrities

From Tyra Banks to Norma Kamali, this event is inspiration in action

WIE Network co-founder Dee Poku, with fashion and TV business icon Tyra Banks and Nadja…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Latest Verizon Free Webinar on Sept. 25 Features Tips From Entrepreneur Erika Martin on Starting a Business

Free Verizon Webinar Features Tips From Entrepreneur Erika Martin on Starting a Business

The latest in Verizon's webinars targeted at small business owners

The latest Verizon webinar designed to provide small business owners with knowledge and trends to…

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Lavell Crawford plays the part of Huell Babineaux in AMC's award-winning show Breaking Bad.

Lavell Crawford Q&A: On Breaking Bad, Being Huell Babineaux and Spinoff Rumors

'All I can do is thank God above for the blessings to be able to be a part of something like that'

Lavell Crawford is making the most of his exposure on Breaking Bad.

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Why 1 Trillion Dollars In Black Buying Power Should Be Used To Start Black Businesses

Entrepreneurship is key driver in empowering black communities

By 2015 African Americans will yield $1.1 trillion in spending. But that thirteen-figure power should…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Jeezy Named Multicultural Advisor to Founder & Chairman of Tequila Avion

Rapper Young Jeezy Brings His Entrepreneurial Experience to Avion Tequila

Unlikely friendship forms when rapper mentions liquor brand in lyrics

Friendship forms between tequila founder and Hip-Hop music executive from word of mouth via social…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Are You Making These 5 Online Marketing Mistakes?

One of these online marketing mistakes could be costing you

If you’re not satisfied with your results from online marketing, you’re probably making one of…

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Houston Texans’ Arian Foster Says he Took Money at Tennessee

Could groundswell of support lead to reform in college sports?

Will the college program, already on probation, face further investigation?

By Darren Sands

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Fearless Boss Moves: Top Career Lessons from Breaking Bad

Take a page from Walter White on fearlessness and purpose

Hit AMC show Breaking Bad has career lessons about fearlessness and fate that we could…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Top 5 Social Media Mistakes Keeping You From Employment

Overuse of profanity a major turn off for prospective employers

Overuse of profanity and mention of guns among top social media turnoffs for prospective employers.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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New iPhones in Store Today

iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C on sale

Apple’s two new devices, the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C, went on sale on…

By Janel Martinez

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6 Apps to Help You Live the Good Life

Apps that can help you enjoy the good life using your smartphone

Have you ever downloaded any of these apps?

By C. Daniel Baker

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BLACK ENTERPRISE Hosts Symposium on New Policies and Standards to Improve the Quality of American Public Education

“Today’s Business Crisis: Educating Tomorrow’s Workforce” brings together business leaders, educators and policy makers to Washington, D.C., during the CBC's Annual Legislative Weekend

Black Enterprise, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, presents “Today’s Business Crisis:…

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A victorious Floyd Mayweather will take great pleasure in knowing his fight against Canelo Alvarez is the highest grossing PPV event of all time.

Mayweather-Alvarez Fight is Highest Grossing PPV Event of All-Time

Record-setting viewership, revenue for Sept. 14 bout

And that would certainly justify CBS/Showtime’s decision to outduel HBO.

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Could the world's fastest man be reconsidering retirement?

Usain Bolt: “My Sponsors Don’t Want Me to Retire”

World's fastest man may reconsider

Usain Bolt says reaction to his statements about retirement are leading him to reconsider.

By Darren Sands

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Cool Jobs: Former Hollywood Exec Makes Dream of a Global Women’s Network a Reality

Dee Poku talks global experiences and creating a female empowerment platform

Dee Poku left a successful career as a Hollywood studio executive to co-found WIE Network,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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St. John’s University, Under Armour Strike Apparel Deal

Deal brings increased awareness in top market

Deal lasts through 2018-19 school year.

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Tonya Lewis Lee Expands Family-Friendly Film Legacy with “The Watsons Go to Birmingham”

Producer, wife and mother talks balancing family life and advice for power women

BlackEnterprise.com caught up with filmmaker Tonya Lewis Lee on “Watsons Go to Birmingham” and balancing…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Join Magic Johnson at the Entrepreneurs Conference

Magic Johnson Announces New Youth Program in Chicago

Johnson is battling the issue of dropouts in low income areas.

Johnson continues to spread his influence across many areas

By Sasha King

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Lifetime Begins Casting for Gabby Douglas Biopic

The film will cover the gold medalists life and career

Lifetime has decided to create a movie based on Douglas’ career

By Sasha King

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How To Keep Your Kids Safe Online

Take steps to ensure the protection of your children

The Internet can be a dangerous place. It seems that identity thieves, child predators, and…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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WOMANCON Conference Celebrates Women’s Entrepreneurship

Conference will give attendees a 'peek behind the curtain' of successful women founders

WomanCon will showcase critical resources and bring together a network of like-minded women to help…

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The World’s 100 Best Art Galleries

Have you been to any?

Who’s your favorite artist?

By C. Daniel Baker

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Jamaica’s Avant Garde Designer of the Year Previews New Collection

Andre Rowe's participation in the ‘Avant Garde Designer of the Year’ competition has afforded the young designer an opportunity to showcase his talents to a local audience.

Jamaica is much more than sandy beaches and jerk chicken. Slowly emerging as the fashion…

By Kimberly Wilson

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Urban Business Roundtable Spotlight: Construction Management CEO Deryl McKissack

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

This week on the Urban Business Roundtable: McKissack & McKissack CEO Deryl McKissack; wealth-building expert…

By Pepper Miller

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My Boss Moves Are Better Than Yours: 5 Things Influential People Do Best

Take a cue from leaders you admire on what really gives them the 'it' factor

We all admire great leaders and talented celebrities, but what really drives that “it” factor…

By Janell Hazelwood

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'The Chatterati' tool highlights conversations taking place among Black Twitter users (Image: The Chatterati/The Root)

‘The Chatterati’ Tool Brings Word on the Street into the 21st Century

The Root’s innovative tool highlights engagement happening among Black Twitter users

In May, The Root unveiled The Chatterati, a proprietary tool that relies on algorithms and…

By Janel Martinez

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Knight Foundation Awards $3.6 Million for Black Male Networking Initiative

Recipiant BMe will facilitate connecting successful men for civic and leadership advocacy

The Knight Foundation has granted $3.6 million to a pilot program that will promote networking…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Activate Conference to Draw Leaders in Business, Entertainment and Media to New York

Speakers include Les Brown and actress Malinda Williams, among others

Power women and men will gather in New York for the inaugural Activate Conference Sept.…

By Amanda A. Ebokosia

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Stephon Marbury New York Condo Subject to Foreclosure

This will be his 2nd home foreclosed on in two years

According to legal documents filed by U.S Bank International, Stephon Marbury may be in danger…

By Sasha King

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The Game and Drake Donate For Ohio Family Funeral Expenses

A tragic incident brings donations from hip-hop artists

The Game is taking his Robin Hood project very seriously

By Sasha King

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McDonald’s Picks Victor Cruz to Pitch ‘Mighty Wings’

Cruz is one of three NFL stars featured in new campaign

Cruz is McDonald’s’ man.

By Darren Sands

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The 5 Best Bargains for the Fall Months

Tips for getting seasonal deals

Fall is the best time to look around your home, assess your needs, and try…

By Jennifer Streaks

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Hootsuite:  One of the most popular third party apps is Hootsuite, which allows you to manage multiple social network accounts (including Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook) simultaneously.  Two of Hootsuite’s key features are scheduling tweets in advance and integrating analytics (i.e. your clicks stats). In addition to the desktop interface, there’s also a mobile version that allows you to manage your account on the go.

Back to Basics: All You Need to Know About HootSuite

A guide to using HootSuite

Here’s how you can take your social media game to the next level with HootSuite.…

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American Ballet Theater Launches Project Plié to Attract Minorities to Ballet

American Ballet Theatre aims to help the classical ballet profession better reflect the racial and ethnic diversity

Despite the current lack of diversity in ballet, the history of blacks in ballet is…

By Kimberly Wilson

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Majority Of Business Owners Hesitant To Visit Healthcare Exchanges

The Myth About Obamacare And Small Businesses

The new rules for providing employees health insurance only apply to a very tiny group of small firms

Nearly every opponent of health care reform has argued that the Affordable Care Act, known…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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The Butler Reaches $100 Million in the Box Office

The Butler reaches the $100 million mark after a month in theaters

Lee Daniels’ film has been a success

By Sasha King

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Mayweather Issues Apology For Oscar De La Hoya ‘Rehab’ Meme

Mayweather apologizes for meme poking fun at Oscar De La Hoya substance abuse.

After Mayweather’s win on Saturday night a meme surfaced on his Instagram of Oscar De…

By Sasha King

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The 100 Best Wine Restaurants in America

Did your favorite wine restaurant make the list?

Are you a wine fan?

By C. Daniel Baker

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Ford Targets HBCUs for Unique Community Challenge Competition

Ford's multicultural marketing division is making inroads with the collegiate black community

Students are encouraged to creatively address a tangible, unmet community need that touches at least…

By Kimberly Wilson

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Curlistas Share Tips on Natural Hair Blogging

‘Let Your Hair Down Expo’ hosts on expanding your digital empire

BlackEnterprise.com caught up with Let Your Hair Down expo hosts Jenell Stewart of KinkyCurlyCoilyMe! and…

By Janel Martinez

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Top 5 Most Underrated Jobs in America

Veterinarian and market research analyst among awesome job options often overlooked

CareerCast recently released its report of the top most underrated jobs in the U.S., based…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Cool Jobs: PR Powerhouse Shante Bacon on Hollywood Success and Dispelling ‘Power Woman’ Myths

Co-founder of 135th Street Agency continues to push boundaries

Shante Bacon has played an enormous role in building some of the most popular mainstream…

By Kimberly Wilson

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5 Steps to Speed Up Job Prospects Before Thanksgiving

Survey: Most employment success found between Labor Day and Easter

According to a survey, job seekers indicate they’ve had the most success between Labor Day…

By Janell Hazelwood

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The Chicago Museum Leads the List of Best Museums in America

Which of these is your favorite?

Have you been to any of these museums?

By C. Daniel Baker

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Congressional Black Caucus Foundation to Help Strengthen Black Banks

Five lending institutions to receive $1 million each

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. announced that it will deposit a total of $5…

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Payday Lender Stopped by U.S. Courts and Federal Trade Commission

An alleged shady loan broker is halted in its tracks.

A U.S. district court has stopped an online payday lender that was suspected of using…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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How to Stop Employees From Quitting

Keeping your staff in the dark or failing to meet their aspirations are sure ways to lead to their unhappiness

People want to believe they’re doing something meaningful and making a difference.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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From Passion to Profits: Leopold Vasquez’s ‘The Sound of Art’

Leopold Vasquez is an art lover who has turned his passion into an eclectic career with the Sound of Art.

Website that seeks to be a matchmaker of sorts with people and art.

By Demetria Irwin

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How to Renovate Your Home to Make the Sale

The right upgrades can make your home more attractive to buyers

In September 1998, Dr. Kim L. Thornton purchased a home in Newton, Massachusetts, for $490,000.…

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No one will soon forget Terrell Owens's memorable, "Getcha popcorn ready" quote.

Does Orville Redenbacher’s New Campaign Have an Owensian Origin?

Famous quote has a conspicuous beginning

Orville Redenbacher’s new campaign has a familiar ring to it.

By Darren Sands

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2013 NBA Preseason to Tip Off in Instanbul

Season begins Oct. 29

The NBA season will officially begin with Kevin Durant showcasing his skills in Turkey.

By Darren Sands

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What to Consider Before White Labeling Your App

Is this the right option for your business?

The following are a few things you’ll want to consider before pursuing or accepting any…

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Small Businesses Created 71,000 Jobs in August, According to ADP National Employment Report

Small Businesses Created 71,000 Jobs in August, According to ADP Report

The U.S. private sector added 176,000 jobs in August

“The U.S. private sector added 176,000 jobs in August, as companies of all sizes expanded…

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Police Chief Email Agrees “Zimmerman is Sandy Hook Waiting to Happen”

The Lake Mary Police Chief addresses the concerns of a citizen about Zimmerman's volatile nature.

The Police Chief in Lake Mary, Flordia where George Zimmerman currently resides is not a…

By Sasha King

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Month of the Man: Luxury Shoe Artisan Talks Reviving an Old Trade

Self-taught, Theodore Green enjoys offering the customized experience

Shoe cobbler and designer Theodore Green enjoys the art of customizing the experience for consumers.…

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Office Space Rental guide for small businesses

Where the Opportunities are in Commercial Real Estate

Aging population, immigration, domestic oil and gas industries to drive growth

One thing that will impact real estate is the increasing population in the US.

By Alan Hughes

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Police Officer Kills Unarmed Black Man Asking for Help

Officer used excessive force and did not have a reason to discharge his weapon.

Jonathan Ferrell was only seeking help for an accident before he was killed.

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

Republican Governor to Back Obamacare in His State

Gov. Tom Corbett to change stance on Medicaid.

The governor of Pennsylvania, Tom Corbett, may be amending his stance on Obamacare.

By Sasha King

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Tablets and mini tablets will see a tremendous jump in market share and become the new standard for mobile content. While mobile phone browsers will still be important, look for most users to embrace tablet based content & apps in 2013.

Tablets to Outsell PCs Before Year’s End

Research firm numbers show consumers prefer mobile devices over personal computers

The sales of personal computers will take a hit for the first time in the…

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Amends Mortgage Rule

Changes might be on the horizon.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued amendments and clarifications to its mortgage rules

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Minority Business Development Agency Awards $7.3 Million in Grants to Boost Job Creation

Minority Business Development Agency Awards $7.3 Million to Boost Job Creation

Funds look to boost global competitiveness of minority-owned businesses nationwide

MBNA announced $7.3 million in funding to winners of a grant competition designed to boost…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Face2Face Africa Hosts Networking Event for NYC Professionals

State Farm, Arik Air among sponsors and companies in attendance

On Sept. 13, <a href="http://face2faceafrica.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Face2Face Africa</strong></a>, a premier media and events company, hosted…

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Former Army Cook Creates Recipe for Success with Edible Arrangements Franchise

Delivering fresh hand-crafted fruit turned out to be a million dollar business

One night while watching the television program The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, Maurice Welton…

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Canelo Alvarez will square off Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Mayweather vs. Canelo Fight Highest Average highest Ticket Price Among Major Sporting Events

Last three Super Bowls only events to surpass the bout in sales

Seat Geek, an online event ticket search engine, reported to SBNation that the average ticket…

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Hollywood Boss Moves: Phylicia Rashad Directs ‘Four Little Girls’ Play

Special reading marks 50th anniversary of tragic Birmingham bombing

Actress Phylicia Rashad, best known as one of America’s favorite TV moms, is adding…

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Employers Seeing Value of Older Employees

Companies including AT&T and Google recognize importance of seniors

As the working population—and the unemployed—continue to age, companies including AT&T and Google recognize importance…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Owners Can Get Buried With Their Pets

The state of New York okays allowing pet cemeteries to accept cremated human remains

A new regulation unveiled by the state of New York this month would allow pet…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Issa Rae Creator of The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl Debuts New Series

The Choir, a faith-friendly comedy, premiered on Alright TV to mixed reviews

A new digital series, The Choir from YouTube sensation Issa Rae premiered on Alright TV…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Getting Credit Harder For Small Businesses

On 5th anniversary of the fall of Lehman Brothers and 2008 financial crisis, entrepreneurs still face capital challenges

September 15 will mark the fifth anniversary of the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers, a key…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Small Business advice from Twitter’s Founder

Twitter IPO Higly Anticipated In Silicon Valley

An initial public offering for the social network giant is the biggest news since Facebook went public

In fewer than 140 characters, Twitter Inc. tweeted that it has filed confidential paperwork to…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Minority Businesses Converge on Chrysler Group Headquarters to Become Top Tier Suppliers

The automaker held its 14th annual Matchmaker event attracting nearly 3,000 minority, veteran and women-owned enterprises

Chrysler Group’s supplier diversity goals require that 10% of a Tier 1 supplier’s procurement buy…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Why Quintin Primo is Bullish on India

Primo sees economic turnaround and investment opportunity in 12-24 months

Primo says that as a country of 1.1 billion people, India has tremendous prospects for…

By Alan Hughes

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Why Trying to Buy a Home Will Get Harder

The American Dream just got more complicated.

According to a recent Wall Street Journal report, the loan limits for some mortgages are…

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6 Signs A Company is a Stellar Place to Work

Consider these indicators before making your job choice

Before you decide on your next career move, check out these indicators of the workplace…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women Regain Lost Jobs, While Men Trail Behind

Male-dominated industries, such as manufacturing, still haven't rebounded

Reports note that women have gotten back all jobs lost during the Great Recession, but…

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SBA HUBZone Webinar Part II: How Small Businesses Can Gain Competitive Advantage through HUBZone Certification

Industry Group Supports Passage of the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act

Industry group urges U.S. Senate vote and passage of bill as soon as possible

COSE, a small business industry group urges passage of the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness…

By C. Daniel Baker

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André Leon Talley Discusses Russell Simmons and Fashion Week

André Leon Talley discusses hip-hop, fashion week, and Russell Simmons.

André Leon Talley knows fashion, or rather he is fashion.

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Canelo Alvarez will square off Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Mayweather-Alvarez Sets State Record for Largest Boxing Gate

Sept. 14 bout available on Showtime pay-per-view

Featured bout is largest gate in Nevada state history.

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Suzanne Shank Named Acting CEO of Muriel Siebert & Co.

Board taps Wall Street veteran to head major investment banking institution

While this is a milestone for African American women in finance, Shank points out that…

By Alan Hughes

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Survey: American Workers Craving Job Satisfaction

More professionals willing to take pay cut for job they love

According to recent findings by The Philips Work/Life Survey, more working are looking for jobs…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Northwestern Mutual Launches New Veteran Recruiting Initiative

Initiative leverages locally based training programs and education opportunities.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the most recent wave of veterans face a…

By C. Daniel Baker

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4 Rules For Hiring And Building a Team

Hiring friends and family can wreck your business

Here’s how to hire the right people for your business

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Twitter Files for IPO

Social media giant has filed initial paperwork to go public Thursday afternoon

Social media giant has filed initial paperwork to go public Thursday afternoon.

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Africa-America Institute Will Kick Off 60th Anniversary with Career Expo

Global organization to honor who's who in international leadership and philanthropy

The Africa-America Institute will celebrate 60 years of global education and employment advocacy with a…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Drake Sued by Famous Jeweler Over Owl Pendant

Drake sued over replication owl pendant.

Drake is being sued by the jeweler Baden Baden Inc for making replications of his…

By Sasha King

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NFL Kickoff 2013 Was the Most-Watched Opening Weekend Ever

Packers-49ers was most-watched Sunday week 1 game in history

Week 1 is the most-watched in history.

By Darren Sands

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Which Tech Duties Can I Outsource? 15 Entrepreneurs Weigh In

Entrepreneurs weigh in on tech duties.

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Networking Forum Helps Entrepreneurs Meet Investors

National Minority Angel Network kicks off Formation to Funding multicity tour

The National Minority Angel Network (NMAN) debuts its fall 2013 multi-city tour of its Formation…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: 5 Good Reasons Not to Rest on Your (Career) Laurels

Who cares about age or career stage? These stars continue hitting and surpassing the success bar

After watching Sheryl Lee Ralph on TV One’s “Life After,” I’m reminded to keep pushing…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Small Business Advantage Video Series: ‘You Are The Most Valuable Asset of Your Business’

More valuable than any software of piece of equipment of software you can invest in, the most important asset in your business is YOU.

The same maintenance and care you’d take for any part of your company, you have…

By Deven

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How to Keep Your Digital Wallet Safe

Here’s how to protect your money from would-be thieves.

If you pay for items using a digital wallet, security concerns are likely to be…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Report: Ndamukong Suh Will Appeal Record Fine

Suh says he doesn't have an opinion on if he's targeted by league

Ndamukong Suh is reportedly appealing his $100,000 fine from the NFL on the grounds it…

By Darren Sands

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Power OOTD: Rockin’ the Classic Black and White

Nothing says, 'I mean business,' like this classic color pair

Nothing says ‘I mean business’ like a classic, tailored black-and-white ensemble at the office. Here’s…

By Shea Zephir

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How to Measure Your Company’s Digital Marketing Efforts

Evaluate your digital marketing efforts with these steps

It’s a good idea to take time out of your schedule to regularly evaluate how…

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Kansas Woman Attacks Sons Kindergarden Teacher

After her child accuses his teacher of scratching him, Simone Baker, allegedly assaults the teacher.

Baker called the principal of the school to let him know that she was on…

By Sasha King

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Tulsa School Changes Hairstyle Policy After Banning Girl with Dreadlocks

The hairstyle policy has been amended to cover only personal hygiene.

Tiana Parker’s parents decided to move her to a new school because her hairstyle, dreadlocks,…

By Sasha King

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The Game Donates Funds for 6 Year Old’s Funeral

After hearing the heartbreaking story of Tiana Ricks death, The Game was motivated to donate funds for her funeral expenses.

Tiana Ricks didn’t know that she had been shot.

By Sasha King

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16th Street Baptist Church Bombing Victims Posthumously Receive Gold Medal

Victims of 1963 Birmingham bombing awarded 50 years later.

As a result of the passage of this bill, the Secretary of the Treasury and…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Doug Williams quarterbacked the Washington Redskins to a MVP performance in Super Bowl XXII.

NFL Legend Doug Williams Out as Coach at Grambling

Former NFL quarterback had two stints at school

NFL legend Doug Williams is out as head coach of Grambling’s football team.

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Organizations Join Forces to Help Women Veterans Start Their Own Businesses

The National Association for the Self-Employed partners with the Business and Professional Women’s Foundation’s to launch free mentoring program

Since 1981, NASE members have received day-to-day support, including business skills education and experts in…

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Money Matters: Finding Financing for a Fixer-Upper

How to get the money for a home makeover

My husband and I are looking to buy a home, but all we can find…

By John Simons

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Study: For Men, Employment is the New Sexy

Power women with own money and jobs trump trophy girls in dating preference

A new study might dispel the common notion that trophy girls win in the dating…

By Janell Hazelwood

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4 Inexpensive Ways to Boost Your Home’s Value

Eric and Monta Baskerville knew the house they bought in 2009 was a good find,…

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