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Carl Banks Talks Starter Jackets, Being in Business with The Breakfast Club

Banks appeared on radio show on Power 105.1 in New York City

“Starter is more than just an athletic brand,” Mr. Banks told the Shadow League last…

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Personal Finance Word of the Day: Data Breach

Your daily money bite

A data breach does not have to be digital

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5 Good Reasons You’re a Prime Job Candidate … And Don’t Even Know It

Young professionals: Know the value you bring to the table

If you know your value, you’re several steps ahead of the pack. Check out these…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Pre-Grad is the New Post-Grad: 5 Benefits to Building Your Brand While Still In College

Don't wait until after graduation to position yourself for success

Waiting until after graduation to position yourself and your professional brand? Don’t. Here are five…

By Shelby Ivey Christie

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Where to Find Small Business Opportunities in Africa

Export expert offers his advice on how to break into these emerging markets

In East Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, and Rwanda are very conducive for doing business with partners…

By Alan Hughes

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A Lifelong History: It used to be acceptable to chronologically list every job you ever had on your resume. However, today’s hiring managers are more concerned about the relevance of your experience rather than the length of your experience. For an experienced professional, listing your first job out of high school isn’t really necessary unless it’s the only job you’ve ever had. While 10 years of work history is the standard, it’s okay to list older experience if it is relevant.

How to Handle Your Online Reputation Like a Woman of Power

Social media expert S. Lynn Cooper gives power women a social media makeover

If you’re a power woman, chances are you’re utilizing professional social media site LinkedIn. Here,…

By Janel Martinez

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Women of Power: Beauty Business Phenom Iman Shares Insights on Global Success

Somalian-born leader in diverse industries has surpassed boundaries

Woman of power and beauty business pioneer Iman talks her career, how she was able…

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Consumers Show Gains in Personal Income

Small improvements take place

Consumers demonstrate small improvements when it comes to personal income

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Build a social media and website platform before you begin. If you do not have an interconnected presence between your website/blog, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, et al, then how will people find your book and how will you blast it out to the largest constituency possible?  The Internet is vast and a small cry in the dark for attention will get lost without a true platform.

Why Your Small Business Needs a Marketing Plan

It will help you attract and keep loyal customers and better compete against competitors

Here are 10 questions you need to ask yourself when building your marketing plan

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Bank President Talks Importance of Black Money Management

OneUnited Bank recently launched the “Comeback Card” to support the financial comeback many are experiencing in America by helping to build and rebuild credit

What other black banks do you know of?

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Nike Releases Photo of New ‘Old’ College Basketball Uniforms

Jerseys are already a big hit

Will you be checking out these contests?

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Woman of Power: Olympic Champion and Super Bowl Correspondent Gabby Douglas to Star in Film

Film latest business opportunity for Douglas

Gabby Douglas is staying rather busy

By Darren Sands

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Power Women of the Diaspora: Young Travelista Shares How Global Journeys Enriched Career

Nigerian-American social entrepreneur Zim Ugochukwu talks expanding horizons

Zim Ugochukwu, a Nigerian-American social entrepreneur, details how global travel has enriched her career journey…

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2014 Black Enterprise Woman of Power: Sheila Johnson is Making History in Sports

A look at one of Black Enterprise's 2014 women of power

Johnson owns stakes in 3 professional sports teams

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9 Places to Get Business Tech Advice in a Pinch

Looking for tech advice? Check out one of these resources

Top places to get business tech advice.

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IRS Makes Changes to Their Service Options

The IRS gets less personal

Changes affect areas such as tax return preparation and tax refund status

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Black Enterprise Editor Nominated for 2014 GLAAD Media Award

Article “Why Gay and Lesbian Couples Pay More" landmark in publishing

Black Enterprise is proud to announce that Senior Content Producer Carolyn M. Brown has been…

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NBA Exec Helps Athletes Prepare for Fortune and Fame

NBA exec looks to educate NBA players on sound financial management

Taylor helps develop programs to help NBA players navigate the challenges that come with fame…

By Alan Hughes

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Women of Power: Author & Political Strategist Talks Importance of Taking Risks

You can strategically step out of the box and still win

Sophia A. Nelson is one business phenom that knows the immense power women have when…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Five Steps To Becoming A Social Media Ninja

SBU expert Melinda Emerson discusses how to successfully brand yourself online

Social media is a tool that can open many doors for you

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Lillard, Carter-Williams Headline BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge

Game is televised nationally on TNT

Who do you think will win?

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Severe Weather Halts ESPN Broadcast of UNC-Georgia Tech

School officials said the roads by the school were still in poor condition

School officials said the roads by the school were still in poor condition.

By Darren Sands

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Best-Selling Author Frans Johannsson: ‘Why Hard Work Alone Doesn’t Guarantee Success’

Frans Johansson and The Medici Group are new-school innovators looking to bring their solutions to the world of business

It’s hard to believe that before the launch of the iPhone, telecom leaders predicted that…

By Sonia Alleyne

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iUrban Teen Tech Founder Deena Pierott Introduces Teens to STEM Disciplines

White House Champion of Change honoree invests in tomorrow’s tech leaders

BlackEnterprise.com honors Pierott as Innovator of the Week for her dedication to bridging the achievement…

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New Balancing Act: Juggling Your Day Job, Side Hustle and Life

Millennials: Five steps to juggling it all

If you’re like many enterprising millennials, you have a side hustle or two, plus your…

By Jaimee Ratliff

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Is Narcissism the Key to Great Leadership?

A bit of self-absorbed super confidence can actually do some good

A study finds that, in moderation, being over-confident and self-centered can be a good leadership…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Minority Youth Are More Entrepreneurial Inclined [Report]

Four in 10 US students plan to start a business but face few opportunities to learn necessary skills

Young people are interested in starting their own businesses more than ever

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Marshawn Lynch tells the NFL Network's Deion Sanders that he's a man of few words -- and he's ready to go.

Video: Laid Back Marshawn Lynch Interviewed By NFL Network’s Deion Sanders

Tells NFL Network he's ready to play in the big game

Everyone is talking about Marshawn Lynch. And Mr. Lynch isn’t talking back

By Darren Sands

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America’s Young Generation Talks Back To President Obama

The League of Young Voters deliver their State of The Youth Address

The League empowers young people nationwide to participate in the democratic process

By Carolyn M. Brown

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How Small Businesses Can Make Money Off Of Super Bowl XLVIII

Use hype around the game to drive customer awareness and sales

Do you know any businesses doing any special promotions?

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Investments in Customer Experience Expected to Surge in 2014

The Importance of a Corporate Culture in Your Business

Harvard ethicist outlines how to resolve cultural issues that can affect your business

Sometimes issues can arise that stem from different outlooks and upbringings

By Alan Hughes

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Women of Power: Author and TV Personality Star Jones Talks Power of Sisterhood

Learn how to leverage your valuable female network

Black Enterprise Women of Power alumna Star Jones Talks Power of sisterhood in career success.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Tips for Keeping Shopping Under Control

Regain control over your cash

Close your wallet

By Sheiresa Ngo

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US Lagging Behind Globally in Improving Credit Card Security

Merchants prepare for cards with embedded chips that make it harder for thieves to steal personal information

Small business owners may want to prepare for and embrace the change

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Obama Uses State of the Union to Reset Presidency

President’s proposals seek to strengthen middle class

With a combination of determination and optimism, President Obama reset his presidency as he delivered…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Maryland Home to Most Millionaire Families in USA; Tops in Black Families

Did you know this?

The state of Maryland has the highest percentage of millionaire families and black families who…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Minority Owned NYC Firm Lands Super Bowl Deal

NFL's 'Business Connect' links entrepreneurs with big game opportunities

Niles Advertising & Display Solutions, Inc., a New York-based firm that specializes in graphic design…

By Alan Hughes

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Queen Latifah Officiates Marriages of 34 Gay (and Straight) Couples at Grammy’s

Mass wedding ceremony performed on stage during the show

Hip-Hop diva Queen Latifah officiated the on-stage marriages of 34 couples from all walks of…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Union Membership Bounces Back Somewhat, Manufacturing Credited

Construction and manufacturing among industries driving increases

The increase is possibly the result of an uptick in domestic manufacturing

By Alan Hughes

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Earth, Wind and Fire and John Legend to Headline Tobago Jazz Experience 2014

Brandy and Keyshia Cole complete the spectacular lineup to bring the celebration of music to the True Caribbean

Have you ever been to this festival?

By Kimberly Wilson

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Lincoln Teams with Aloe Blacc to Create Interactive Music Video Experience

The video was teased during Sunday night’s Grammy Awards telecast and is available on the Lincoln YouTube channel

The collaboration with Blacc is Lincoln’s latest approach to surround cultural conversation of its vehicles…

By Kimberly Wilson

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Give1 Project to Host Inaugural Women’s Leadership Conference in Dakar

The vision of the conference is to bring powerful, diverse women from around the world who are current and future leaders with a powerful message

The Give 1 Project will host its inaugural Women’s Leadership Conference in Dakar, Senegal March…

By Kimberly Wilson

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Women of Power: Former Girls Inc CEO Joyce Roche Shares Advice

Retired CEO, author, and past Legacy Award honoree on conquering self-doubt to embrace success

Have you experienced what she has?

By Caroline Clarke

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Women of Power: Author and Life Coach Shares Insights on Happiness and Defining Success

Learn how to create synergy between your passions and your work

Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit alumna Valorie Burton knows more than a thing or…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Top 5 Most Annoying—And Productivity-Stealing— Personalities in a Meeting

Young professionals, learn how best to navigate an unavoidable part of business

As we all know, meetings are a prevalent and essential part of the business world.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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State of the Union Preview: Opportunity and Action [Column]

Will you be tuning in?

President Obama will address the nation tomorrow night in his annual State of the Union…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Love & Hip Hop Stars Launch New Restaurant

Love & Hip Hop down time leads to restaurant launch

Reality stars know the key to making money is staying relevant and staying diversified

By Sasha King

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NBA ‘Dream Big’ to Celebrate Black History Month

League initiatives look to further increase diverse fan base

The platform has five major components

By Alan Hughes

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Reservists Eligible to Apply for SBA Working Capital Loans

Small businesses can apply for a Military Reservist Economic Injury Disaster Loan (MREIDL)

Low interest loans of $50,000 or less are available to eligible small businesses if the…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Millennials: What’s the State of Your (Career) Union?

Three steps to realistically assess and set goals for advancement

Young professionals, take cues from one of the oldest practices in U.S. government–the State of…

By Janell Hazelwood

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April 2 Free Webinar From Verizon to Feature Dan Rather Offering Leadership Principles for Small-Business Owners

How to Build a New Startup in 5 Strategic Steps

Defining your brand is key to a successful startup

Defining you brand, honing your message and execution of your work is key to running…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Author and Life Coach Demetria Lucas Talks Branding and Reality TV Boss Moves

Castmate opens up about catfights, career advancement and black power women

‘A Belle In Brooklyn’ author and life coach, Demetria Lucas, talks expanding her multi-platform brand…

By Kimberly Wilson

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Celebrate Black History Month in Philadelphia This Year

From the Johnson House to the Ben Franklin Museum, discover the top 10 historic attractions in Philadelphia during Black History Month

Where will you be traveling to for Black History Month?

By Kimberly Wilson

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Less than One Week to File W-2 and 1099s

Jan. 31 is the deadline for issuing W-2 or 1099-MISC for your small business employees

If you your business used a freelancer or subcontractor the deadline to provide wage and…

By C. Daniel Baker

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EVP/CAO of Nationwide Insurance Gale King: ‘Why Leadership Matters’

King discuss leading, business strategy and diversity

In a Black Enterprise Interview, Nationwide’s Gale V. King discusses her take on a number…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Women of Power: Healthcare Industry Leader Talks Career-Boosting Communication

Young phenom executive Chekesha Kidd gives insider details on effective leadership

Chekesha Kidd, leading healthcare and financial services professional (Image: File)
If you’re a young professional, your…

By Janell Hazelwood

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3 Steps to Having a Fun, Fresh and Amazing Career

'Tom Joyner Morning Show' producer Nikki Woods shares tips on fulfillment

Nikki Woods, senior producer for the “Tom Joyner Morning Show” talks strategies to keep your…

By Antoine Moss

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Women of Power: Not Moving Up at Work? 3 Smart Steps to Assess Yourself and Advance

Power exec Sandra Sims-Williams shares candid advice from personal experience

Sandra Sims-Williams, a Black Enterprise Women of Power summit alumna, details how to truly assess…

By Sonia Alleyne

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The Phat Startup Hosts Panel Discussion with VaynerMedia CEO Gary Vaynerchuk

Innovative entrepreneur drops gems on crowd at Alley NYC

Vaynerchuk, who released Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a…

By Janel Martinez

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How to get a small business bank loan in 2014

Make 2014 the Year Your Small Business Gets a Bank Loan

How small business owners can best position themselves to obtain small business bank loans

Tips to help small business owners develop a beneficial relationship with a bank, as well…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Women of Power: Author and Business Consultant Audra Bohannon Talks Work-Life Balance

Leading executive details tips to boost your career

Audra Bohannon, a Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit alumna and leading business consultant, talks…

By Janell Hazelwood

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SBU Expert Melinda Emerson Talks Picking an accountant

SBU Expert Melinda Emerson Discusses How to Pick an Accountant

Join Melinda on SBU as she explains how to pick an accountant for your small business

How to pick an accountant for your small business

By C. Daniel Baker

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3 Tips for Getting Your Direct Mail Marketing Letters Read

3 Tips for Getting Your Direct Mail Marketing Letters Read

Direct Mail is still an excellent and often overlooked form of marketing

Here are a few tips on how to do it right

By C. Daniel Baker

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The New Alchemy: Engineering Grammy Gold

Alchemists creating Grammy hits with latest studio technology

As the 56th annual Grammy awards approaches, BlackEnterprise.com contributor Carolyn Malachi takes a look at…

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37th Black Heritage Stamp to Honor Shirley Chisholm

US Postal Service plans unveiling Black History Month stamps on January 31st

January is quickly coming to a close and with that brings the beginning of Black…

By Sasha King

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3 Surefire Signs That Event Has Nothing to Do With Professional Development

If you want to be strategic with your time, take heed to these red flags

If you’re into strategic time management and seeking to expand your network, be sure to…

By Janell Hazelwood

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5 Quick Ways to Repurpose Your Content

5 Quick Ways to Repurpose Your Content

Great content can be recycled, repurposed, and reused for different channels and mediums

Smart content marketers know great content

By C. Daniel Baker

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Global Woman of Power Lisa Opoku Talks Tips for Managers on Team Building

From the U.S. to Asia, this powerhouse brings diverse experience in stellar career

Global corporate powerhouse Lisa Opoku talks team-building and leadership tips for managers.

By Janell Hazelwood

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6 Ways to Reach Business Success Sooner

6 Ways to Reach Business Success Sooner

6 key lessons you can apply to your own business success

As entrepreneurs, our personal happiness, and the way we shape our own role at work…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Sylvia Rhone to Receive Presidential Award at Annual Music Biz Convention

Industry vet will be first female executive to receive the honor

Power woman and music icon Sylvia Rhone will be the first female executive to receive…

By Kimberly Wilson

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Life Insurance 101: The Dos and Dont’s of Buying Life Insurance

Learn about the different types of life insurance

There are different types of permanent life insurance. All of them have a death benefit,…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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3 Key Strategies for Pricing Your Product

5 Ways to Prepare for a Near-Perfect Product Launch

Every successful launch starts with a launch calendar.

Even long-time launchers make mistakes — but you don’t need to. Here are five effective…

By C. Daniel Baker

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U.S. Workers Lose Hope for Higher Wages and Job Security

Don't hold your breath when it comes to improvements on the job

Have you gotten a raise lately or feel insecure about your job status?

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Entrepreneurs Are More Optimistic About U.S. Economy and Investing in Their Business in 2014

Bootstrapped Entrepreneurs Are More Optimistic About The Economy & Their Business in 2014

75% of Entrepreneurs survey said they expect their business to grow faster in 2014.

Hiring top talent, sales and marketing, and product development were once again the top priorities…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Networking Nuances: Learn From the Best, Woman of Power Debra Langford

Ultimate networker shares insider tips for making quality connections

Entrepreneur and power networker Debra Langford has impressive career receipts, and talks networking mojo tips…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Leadership Handicaps: 5 Surefire Signs You Can’t Be Trusted at the Helm

These bad habits ensure you won't be next in line to be the boss

Want to be a leader and wondering why you’re passed over? Here’s five bad habits…

By Janell Hazelwood

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How Female Business Owners Can Start Creating a Network of Mentors

Have you found a mentor?

Women now run more than half of all small businesses in the United States

By C. Daniel Baker

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The First Lady Turns 50: ‘Why I Love Michelle Obama’

Writer Michaela Angela Davis discusses what she loves about the First Lady

This past Friday (1/17) the FLOTUS celebrated a big birthday

By Sasha King

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Carnival Cruise Lines Kicks Off ‘Carnival Live’ Series With Jennifer Hudson

Carnival LIVE Concert Series offers Carnival guests the opportunity to enjoy an exclusive onboard performance by a diverse roster of popular music artists

Will you pay to watch Jennifer Hudson on a cruise?

By Kimberly Wilson

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Survey: Long-term Unemployed Face Compounded Challenges

Though market shows promise, those without work for years face deeper issues

Though the job market is seeing improvement, a recent Careerbuilder survey found those who’s been…

By Janell Hazelwood

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President Obama Appoints LGBT Advocate To National Education Commission

National Black Justice Coalition’s Sharon Lettman-Hicks is one of 15 members charged with improving educational outcomes of African Americans

The National Education Commission has a new member

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Meet the 1st Black Woman to Head a Publicly Traded Financial Institution

Heading two Wall Street organizations, this CEO continues to drive the top and bottom lines

Power Moves from Suzanne Shank, the first African American woman to head a publicly traded…

By Alan Hughes

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How President Obama Will Achieve His ‘Year of Action’

Will he accomplish what he set out to do this year?

To realize his broader agenda, he urges Congress to work with his administration “on proven…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Reinvention Mojo: What You Can Learn from Woman of Power Kelly Chapman

Former Microsoft professional shares insights to inspire

Entrepreneur and former Microsoft recruitment professional Kelly Chapman shares insights on tech employment at Black…

By Janell Hazelwood

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4 Ways to Improve Your App’s SEO

Tips to improve your app's search engine optimization

How to improve your application’s search engine optimization.

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‘Black Techies’ teamed up with Tumblr to organize a 30-plus hour hackathon, which took place over Martin Luther King weekend, at the microblogging site’s headquarters in the Flatiron District in New York City’s Silicon Alley. In true collaborative spirit, organizations such as All Star Code, Blacks in Tech and Silicon Harlem showed their support for Black Techies’ first overnight event.

[Photos] NYC Tech Group Honors Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. Through Hackathon

‘Black Techies’ teamed up with Tumblr to organize a 30-plus hour hackathon, which took place…

By Janel Martinez

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The Power of Awkward: 3 Ways to Leverage a Valuable Quirk in Leadership

Use your wacky, out-of-the-box fabness to stand out among the pack

Celebrities like Issa Rae have made it cool—and marketable—to be awkward, and you can too.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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SBU Expert Melinda Emerson Talks Picking an accountant

SBU Expert Melinda Emerson Talks Crowdfunding Success

Join Melinda on SBU as she explains the 7 key steps you need to take to make your crowdfunding campaign a success

Have you ever created a crowdfunding campaign?

By C. Daniel Baker

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Financial Lessons From Season Six of Real Housewives of Atlanta

Here are a few financial takeaways from Real Housewives of Atlanta

The Real Housewives of Atlanta are half way through their sixth season

By Sasha King

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Movie ‘Ride Along’ Finishes #1 In Box Offices Opening Weekend

Kevin Hart scores with box office hit

Ride Along, the hit film starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube, has topped box office…

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Smart Money Moves from African-American Women of Power

Financial lessons from some of the world's most powerful women

Everyone could learn a lesson or two from these powerful women

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Women of Power: Nationwide Executive Gale King Talks Millennials and Branding for Advancement

A commitment to excellence and engagement can lead to stellar career results

Corporate powerhouse Gale King talks about her career ascension and how young professionals can build…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Register for ChallengeHER: Opportunities for Women in Federal Contracting – January 22, 2014

The Economic Clout of Women-led Businesses: Now Stronger than Ever

36% of employer firms are either women-owned or women-led.

Successful women-led businesses have a variety of trajectories and strategies for growth, and there is…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Florida Tech to Host Webinar on Supply Chain Risk Management

Florida Tech to Host Webinar on Supply Chain Risk Management

Program is offered 100% online to help professionals worldwide

As supply chains become more complex in our global business environment, it is more important…

By C. Daniel Baker

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10 Dumb Things We Do With Our Money

We need to unlearn bad habits, not just learn the right financial moves to make

As important as learning what to do with money is knowing what not to do

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Is It Time to End Your Business Partnership?

Is it Time to End Your Business Partnership?

Without a partnership agreement, dissolving a partnership can get nasty and carry a lot of risk

Partnerships fail and that failure could cost you your business

By C. Daniel Baker

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Surprised? Study Shows Dark Skinned People are Viewed as Less Intelligent

Have you heard of "skin tone memory bias"?

Do you think that people are judged according to the color of their skin?

By Sasha King

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Join Jane Carter, Founder of Curls for Our “Entrepreneurs Masters” Class at “Women Of Power Summit”

Natural hair maven discusses going from a small business to a global haircare brand

Hair has always been a front-burner issue for black women

By C. Daniel Baker

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Month of the Man: University of Maryland Athletic Director Talks Leadership and Diversity

Kevin Anderson details the x's and o's of success

University of Maryland Athletic Director Kevin Anderson details keys to leadership success for young men…

By Daron Pressley

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Mega Franchise Owner Valerie R. Daniels Carter Named a Women of Power Legacy Award Winner

BE 100s CEO among largest women- and black-owned franchise operators in the US

Will you be attending Women of Power?

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Women of Power 2014: Tips for Managing Your Online Reputation

Social media expert S. Lynn Cooper gives power women a social media makeover

Black Enterprise has tapped social media expert S. Lynn Cooper to provide tips for taking…

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Boss Moves Lessons from a Woman of Power: American Express EVP Glenda Goodly McNeal

Then and now: 3 key insights on career positioning from a female who beat the odds

A millennial gets a chance meeting with American Express executive Glenda McNeal and is inspired…

By Janell Hazelwood

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10 Employee Training Mistakes to avoid

10 Employee Training Mistakes to Avoid

Tips to avoid wasting time and money on ineffective group training

Most of the money and time companies spend on training is wasted because companies use…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Rapper Flo-Rida Owes Over a Million in Taxes

A lien has been put on his property by the federal government for the unpaid fees

Tax season isn’t always a good time of year for people

By Sasha King

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J.C Penney to Close Stores And Layoff 2,000 Workers

J.C Penney will close stores by May in a plan to turnaround profits.

After a year and half of struggling, J.C Penney has decided to close 3% of…

By Sasha King

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‘Black Techies’ Hosts Hackathon to Honor Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Hackers work against clock to create social good innovations

Black Techies joined forces with Tumblr to organize the MLK Dream Code Hackathon. The 30-plus-hour…

By Janel Martinez

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‘B The Change’ Campaign Rewards Businesses Used as a Force for Good

16 B Corps create special edition products sold in Whole Foods, Target, Wegmans, and Barnes & Noble

A Benefit Corporation is a new type of corporate entity that twelve states have added…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Voting Rights Act 2014: The Battle for Our Ballot Box

We must remain relentless and vigilant to protect our participation at the ballot box

Rep. John Conyers, the Michigan Democrat who is the longest-serving African American in Congress; Rep.…

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5 Ways to Get App Customers Coming Back

These tips will help you retain your app clientele

Five proven techniques for improving customer retention without changing your product drastically.

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Yeezy Taught Me: Five Ways Kanye’s Rants Inspire Career Revival

Within the tirades, there's a gold mine of motivation for leadership

What some may deem as arrogant tirades, one young professional deems inspiration. Here’s how Kanye…

By Lenora Houseworth

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Apple Inc. to Pay More Than $32 Million in Refunds

Billing practices to change

Parents were unaware of charges

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Bankable Advice: 3 Major Career Lessons I’ve Learned From Millionaires

It's the intangible capital that keeps on giving

With inspiration from Paul C. Brunson, one millennial recalls the millionaires she’s encountered and the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Should You Do a Crowdfunding Campaign?

7 Key Elements to A Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

Crowdfunding can be an effective tool for raising money for your business

This tool can be effective in jumpstarting your business

By C. Daniel Baker

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3 Awesome (Paid) Internships That Promote Diversity

These programs offer hands-on experience in booming industries

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There has been quite a bit of criticism and dialogue about unpaid internships,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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FOUR RULES EVERY FEMALE ENTREPRENEUR SHOULD FOLLOW

Four Rules Every Female Entrepreneur Should Follow

Erica Nicole, Founder & CEO of YFS Magazine shares tips for female entrepreneurs

There are unique lessons that women entrepreneurs will face. Erica Nicole, provides owners with what…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Learn How This Former College Professor Got Her Black Doll Collection in Walmart

Lisa Williams' "Positively Perfectly" dolls are sold in more than 3000 stores

Have you purchased one for your child?

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Calling All Adventure Racers! Dominica’s 2nd Annual Nature Island Challenge

Racers will also encounter adventure, photo and cultural challenges that involve strategy, problem solving and creativity

Interested teams must apply by January 24, 2014

By Kimberly Wilson

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Ballerina Misty Copeland's non-traditional route to success is exactly the type of game-changing effect Under Armour seeks in its endorsers.

Under Armour Signs Ballerina for Women’s Brand Campaign

Misty Copeland is American Ballet Theatre's third-ever soloist

Full-figured ballerina joins Under Armour roster of athletes

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NWBC As Key Resource to Women Veteran Entrepreneurs

Investing In Yourself: 3 Ways to Meet the Cost of (Wanting to Be) A Boss

Young professionals, don't let lack of funds dictate your next boss move

As young professionals, sometimes pockets don’t match ambitions, posing a challenge for professional development. Here…

By Janell Hazelwood

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SBA Webinar Series Part II: Top Reasons for Returns and Declines of Applications

Webinar: Top Reasons Why SBA Returns & Declines an 8(a) Application

Learn the top reasons why an 8(a) application is declined or returned.

The U.S. Small Business Administration presents Top Reasons Why SBA Returns & Declines an 8(a)…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Essence to Honor Emeli Sande at 2014 Black Women in Music Celebration

The star-studded event sponsored by the Lincoln brand, takes place during the week leading up to the 56th Annual Grammy Awards

Will you be attending?

By Kimberly Wilson

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Stronghorns: Texas is seeking to protect its name -- and that of its brand new football coach.

University of Texas Puts Stronghold on Coach’s Name

University official says it's trying to protect their 'Coach'

Strong, the first African American coach of a men’s athletic team at Texas, was hired…

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Think a Career in Financial Services is Not For You? Think Again

For high-ranking African American professionals at Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual), the 162-year-old insurance…

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Month of the Man: Hit-Making Producer Shares Three Steps for Career Success In Music

Learn more about how you can be a success behind-the-scenes in entertainment

Hit music producer Carvin Haggins shares his next moves and three steps for success for…

By Daron Pressley

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Online Awards Lets Moviegoers Name The Best in Black Cinema Over The Past Year

ABFF Hollywood Awards recognize the work of African Americans in the motion picture industry and outstanding films portraying the b lack experience

ABFF Hollywood Awards will be determined by popular vote of the general public

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Winter Olympic Hopeful Jazmine Fenlator Discusses Bobsled Career

Team USA member Jazmine Fenlator discusses her career and hopes for the 2014 Winter Olympics

The 2014 Winter Olympics being held in Sochi, Russia is just around the corner beginning…

By Sasha King

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Number of People seeking Unemployment drops to 2008 levels

Jobless Claims Dip to Pre-Thanksgiving Levels

U.S. applications for benefits show a decline

Initial jobless claims went down by 2,000 to 326,000 in the week ending Jan. 11.…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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5 Reasons More Execs will Choose Interim and Temp Roles

Outsourcing, Obamacare expected to give rise in C-Suiters for hire

Executives are increasingly accepting interim and temporary job roles

By Alan Hughes

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5 Ways to Score a Last-Minute Hotel Room for the Super Bowl

Have you scored your room yet?

With the big game just weeks away, Roomer has provided 5 tips for scoring a…

By Darren Sands

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4 Biggest Tax Mistakes Small Businesses Make

These simple steps can help you save some money when it comes time to pay Uncle Sam

Don’t miss these steps

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Boss Moves: Amber Ruffin Reportedly First Black Female Writer in Late-Night TV

Comedian brings Chicago training and performance experience

Amber Ruffin has joined the Jimmy Fallon’s “Late Night” writing room recently, becoming the first…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Black Girls Code Wins First Place in Windows Azure Developers Competition

TechEd nonprofit focused on girls of color wins $50,000 grant

Black Girls Code wins first place and $50,000 in AzureDev community campaign.

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IRS Launching ‘Free File’ on January 17th

Free File Alliance and IRS team up to offer tax service free of charge

Choose from several free offerings from leading providers of tax software

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Career #Selfie: How to Take Assessment of Your Professional Goals

Three vital questions to determine your next professional steps

Millennials love posting selfies on social media, but there’s one that affects your happiness and…

By Jaimee Ratliff

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Month of the Man: Top Music Producer Talks Career Path, Longevity, and Business 101

Hit-maker Carvin Haggins shares insider tips on how to break in the industry

Producer Carvin Haggins shares insider tips on how to get into the music biz and…

By Daron Pressley

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3 Habits For Better Money Outcomes in 2014

Make sure your money is right or else everything in your life will go wrong

Commit to good habits, not just desired outcomes

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Women’s Business Development Center Celebrates it’s Women Vetrepreneurship Program

Boot camp will provide participants with valuable tools to launch a business

The Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) will celebrate the first anniversary of its Women Vetrepreneurship…

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Terrelle Pryor suffered a knee injury and concussion that derailed the promise of his 2013 season -- but now he's without an agent.

Raiders Quarterback Fires Agent Jerome Stanley

Pryor pushed back against agent's inflammatory remarks

Raiders QB’s offseason just got a little more complicated

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The Six Laws of Customer Experience

How do you treat your customers

By understanding the six laws of customer experience, companies can make smarter decisions about what…

By C. Daniel Baker

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How This D.C. Couple Found a Niche Market for This Franchise

Here's how this former arts teacher took advantage of incentives for minority franchise owners

Howard James Jr. left the Washington, D.C., arts scene for the business world

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Sasheer Zamata: What Roles Will She Play on SNL?

Now that she has been hired, what type of roles will Sasheer play on SNL?

Sasheer Zamata created a huge buzz when it was announced that she would be joining…

By Sasha King

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Virtual Virtuoso: How to Network at Online Events and Career Fairs

Don't miss the boat on a booming employment trend

With today’s tech-focused business environment, Web-based meetups and career fairs are booming. Here’s how to…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Career Swagger: When Cultural Code Switching Equals Success, Not Sell-Out

Author and 'gentleman' shares tips for black men to upgrade power moves

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Through the years, the African-American community has been struggling with the ability to brand…

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More than just a basketball All-Star, Shaquille O’Neal is an entrepreneur. He earned his MBA online through the University of Phoenix in 2005, and has since put it to work in various business ventures.

Shaq Is Bringing His All-Star Comedy Jam to the Super Bowl

Tour will come to Newark Symphony Hall

For Mr. O’Neal, the business of funny has been quite lucrative

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Tumblr Announces @Mentions for Users

Similar to Twitter, social network adds @ mentions support

Tumblr announced on Tuesday users will be able to @ mention others on the site.…

By Janel Martinez

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Humility is the New Black: A Millennial’s Hard Truth About Leadership and Bosshood

That age-old, super-aggressive model of career climbing can be faulty at best

After maturity and experience kicks in, one young professional finds that age-old, super-aggressive model of…

By Janell Hazelwood

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‘Reverend Run Renovations’ Show Premieres on DIY Network

Rev. Run back in reality tv with renovation show

Airing at 10 p.m on Monday’s the show will follow the Simmons house renovation

By Sasha King

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Former ‘The Wire’ Actor Michael Potts Talks New Role on HBO’s ‘True Detective’

Michael Potts discusses his role on "True Detective" and the musical "The Book of Mormon"

You may know Michael Potts from his role as Brother Mouzone from The Wire or…

By Sasha King

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The Detroit Lions have hired head coach Jim Caldwell.

Detroit Lions Hire Jim Caldwell, 1st Black Head Coach in Team History

Former Indianapolis Colts head coach served as offensive coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens last year

Mr. Caldwell is the second African American hire made by an NFL team this offseason

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Boss Moves: Josie Thomas Promoted to EVP and Chief Diversity Officer at CBS

Executive brings legal and business experience to new post

Josie Thomas was recently promoted to executive vice president and Chief Diversity Officer at CBS…

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