Be Aware: 4 Hiring Practices Set to Increase in 2014

'Off-shoring' jobs among employment trends to take a lead

From ‘off-shoring’ jobs to hiring more part-time than full-time workers, employers detail plans for 2014…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Menswear Brand Ikiré Jones Mixes High Fashion with African aesthetics

Menswear Brand Ikiré Jones Mixes High Fashion with African Aesthetics

Ikiré Jones is best described as "Brooklyn meets West Africa"

Wale Oyejide, one of Esquire Magazine’s “Best Dressed Real Men in America,” launches his high…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Philadelphia Rapper Inspires Change Among Inner City Youth

Celebrating the recent release of his first album, "On The Other Side," the activist hopes to inspire youth to escape beyond the city limits to achieve their dreams

Have you listened to him before?

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Intoxicake NYC infuses liquor and cupcakes

Intoxicake NYC Liquor Infused Cupcakes Are Serious Business

Ashleigh Fitzwilliam is the owner of Intoxicake NYC, a fast rising brand that mixes cupcakes and liquor.

Intoxicake NYC is featured in “Mob Wives” and “Hip Hop Gossip Girls”

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2014 Jobs Forecast: Employers Plan to Be Cautious with Recruitment

Salaries for highly skilled workers set to become more competitive

According to Careerbuilder’s annual report, employers plan to be cautious in 2014 with hiring, and…

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How to Replace a Lost or Stolen Gift Card

Don’t panic if your gift card goes missing

If you can prove you purchased a gift card, or received one as a present,…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Africa-America Institute Launching Speaker Series for Global Leaders

Networking, advocacy and panel events to start in January

Starting in January and ending in November 2014, the Africa-American Institute will begin its speaker…

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How NOT To Make Business Requests

I would absolutely LOVE for you to take my advice!

Please, don’t lead with what YOU’D love

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Julibox Founder Courtne Jones Dishes on How to Drink at Home on New Year’s Eve

You don't have to be complicated to be good, our expert says

In short, Julibox is fantastic — and, by the way, a great way for guys…

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3 Reasons You Should Continue to Use Email Marketing in 2014

Email marketing is still alive and well; see how you can leverage the service

Email is not going anywhere. It’s neither dead nor dying. In fact, as you’ll see…


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Startup Lessons from an NFL Coach

The Pete Carroll Rules: How to Apply NFL Leadership to a Startup

Pete Carroll of the Seattle Seahawks shares his leadership skills

Running a business and running an NFL team are very similar. Pete Carroll of the…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Cool Jobs: Music Manager FlyKix, the Man Behind Trindad James

A thriving businessman, music manager talks fashion and career path

Fly, the man responsible for Trinidad James and Rich Homie Quan, shares how music and…

By Amber McKynzie

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Sal Masekela joined NBC Sports in 2012 after a long stint at ESPN/ABC.

Sal Masekela Will Join NBC’s Coverage of the Sochi Olympics

Masekela to host 'The Olympic Zone'

According to NBC, Masekela spent 13 years at ESPN and ABC hosting the X Games.

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Snoop Lion Partners With League Of Young Voters

Rapper discusses ongoing efforts with No Guns Allowed campaign and solutions to end gun violence

Can Snoop help curb violence in urban communities?

By Timothy P. Tukes

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Tender Greens

California Restaurant Chain Exposes At-Risk Foster Youth to Culinary Skills

Charitable program offers paid internships at company’s 12 locations

Oberholtzer decided to put it under the umbrella of Tender Greens instead of establishing a…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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"How will my business make money if no one wants to pay?"

Tips on Overcoming and Surviving a Financial Crisis

The best time to overcome a financial crisis is before there is one

Karl Hardesty, CEO of Hardesty LLC, offers tips for overcoming a financial crisis and avoiding…

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5 Most Popular Options Used to Finance a Startup

These are the more common ways entrepreneurs are accessing cash to launch their enterprises

Methods like these can get your business the cashflow it needs

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Small Business Job Numbers Show Growth in October

1.3 Million Americans Set to Lose Unemployment Benefits

White House urging Congress to extend program

More than 1 million unemployed will lose benefits Dec. 28, with far-reaching implications for economy.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Social Media Fanatic? These Are the Jobs For You

Gift of gab, Web savvy and marketing experience are key

If you’re savvy with the Web, have gift of gab and marketing mojo, these top…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Fresh Start: 7 Smart Actions for the First Week on the Job

Get a good lead at the new gig with this checklist

If you’re ringing in the new year with a new gig, take this checklist with…

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