Apple's TV accessory lets you stream music, movies, and podcasts from the iTunes store.

Apple Sells Over 10 Million Apple TV’s in 2013

“It’s a little more difficult to call it a hobby these days,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook in Friday's shareholder's meeting

How many more will they sell?

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At over $600 the Blackphone is a little pricey, but comes bundled with various encryption and security services.

Geeksphone’s Blackphone Makes Security Simple

Blackphone, a joint venture between America's Silent Circle and Spain's Geeksphone, may give you peace of mind through encryption

The $629 Blackphone comes bundled with phone and text encryption services

By Patrick Austin

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The Japan-based cryptocurrency exchange filed for bankruptcy after losing $473 million in bitcoins.

Mt. Gox Goes Bankrupt, Losing Nearly 750,000 Bitcoins

The Bitcoin exchange company, Mt. Gox, has filed for bankruptcy protection but the feds are still looking into investigating its business practices

The feds are still looking into investigating its business practices

By Patrick Austin

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Women of Power: Risk, Re-brand & Reboot: The Art of Reinvention

Linda Johnson Rice and Desiree Rogers of Johnson Publishing Co. talk career journeys

Linda Johnson Rice, chairman of Johnson Publishing Co., and Desiree Rogers, CEO of the powerhouse…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women of Power: 3 Tips to Manage Your Online Reputation

How to ensure your Web brand matches reality

The Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit, attendees learned how to manage their Web brand…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women of Power: Becoming Your Own Boss

Master class of entrepreneurs share success strategies on transitioning in their careers to start their dream enterprises

African-American women have made great strides in the realm of business ownership

By Carolyn M. Brown

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My Brother’s Keeper–”for the Sake of America’s Future”

Everyone was talking about My Brother’s Keeper, President Obama’s initiative launched yesterday that specifically addresses…

By Robin White Goode

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Women of Power: How to Have the Career Team Advantage

Professionals encouraged to get honest feedback for true professional growth

At the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit, professionals learned the importance of having a…

By Janell Hazelwood

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President Obama Starts Initiative For Young Black Men

My Brother's Keeper will search for ways to intervene in the lives of young black men throughout the US

Do you know the percentage of young black men who grow up without knowing their…

By Sasha King

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First Major Hotel to be Owned by Black Firm to Open in Philly

Plans to develop black-owned boutique hotel at city landmark

Are you familiar with this area of Philly?

By Alan Hughes

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Black Enterprise Financial All-Star: Sonya Smith-Valentine

Advice from Black Enterprise's top experts

Learn how to manage your credit

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Women of Power: One-on-One with Tennis Phenom Venus Williams

Pro talks competitive upbringing, overcoming loses, and managing autoimmune illness

At the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit, tennis pro and entrepreneur Venus Williams talks…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Should You Do a Crowdfunding Campaign?

Where to Go to Crowdfund Your College Tuition

Students think like entrepreneurs to meet school expenses

The average cost of tuition, fees, and room and board at a private, nonprofit, four-year…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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How Obama Plans To Win His Minimum Wage Campaign

Do you think the minimum wage will be raised?

In his weekly address, President Obama focused on his latest campaign: raising the minimum wage

By Derek T. Dingle

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The electric car manufacturer has Supercharger stations throughout the country, enabling coast-to-coast travel.

Tesla Reveals Plans for $5 Billion Battery Factory

The 10 million-square-foot facility would allow Tesla to make 500,000 vehicles per year

Tesla Motors announced its plans to create its proposed “Gigafactory,” a massive $5 billion battery…

By Patrick Austin

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Black History Month: 5 Lessons From 5 Business Legends

Check out the 5 business legends who paved the way for many of the world's black business leaders

Guess who is on this list

By Derek T. Dingle

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Jackson will play a key role in Obama's plan to generate green jobs.

Women of Power: One-on-One with Apple Environmental Executive Lisa Jackson

Former EPA chief talks facing career challenges and thriving under pressure

At the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit, former EPA chief Lisa Jackson discussed her…

By Janell Hazelwood

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The security hole allowed hackers to spy on your unencrypted data ranging from bank information to personal emails.

Update Your iPhone Before Hackers Steal Your Data

Apple's security patch fixes a major bug affecting millions of iOS devices and Macs

iPhone hackers are stealing data so you better update it soon

By Patrick Austin

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The Android smartphone isn't boasting any high-end specs, but does have a removable panel for modular add-ons.

Boeing Debuts Self-Destructing Android Smartphone

The Boeing Black is meant to handle sensitive data and "self destruct" if the device is tampered with

Boeing’s “Black” smartphone can wipe its contents as soon as someone tries to break inside

By Patrick Austin

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Black Enterprise Financial All-Star: Michelle Oliver

Advice from Black Enterprise's top experts

Life insurance purchases are important

By Sheiresa Ngo

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America Saves Week: Where Does Your Money Go? [Infographic]

Are you saving enough?

Does your pocket seem to always have a hole in it?

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Women of Power: 3 Tips to Maximize LinkedIn for Professional Success

Think beyond the basics to ensure you're getting the most from your experience

Social media expert S. Lynn Cooper shares tips for Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women of Power: Don’t Divest From Our Daughters; Invest In Our Sons

The ultimate success of black girls hinges on ending the assault on black boys

But we must invest in our sons–not just in their survival–but their success

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Women of Power: How to Become the Go-To Person for Winning Results

Women of Power panelists share insights on positioning themselves as leaders

At the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit, corporate leaders share how women can position…

By Janell Hazelwood

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White House Salutes Champions of STEM Diversity

The White House today will salute a group of professionals, entrepreneurs and educators it calls…

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JOIN ASSOCIATIONS. If you’re a female entrepreneur, look into local chapters of the National Association of Women Business Owners. If you are starting a plumbing company, check out the local chapter of a national plumbers association. You’d be surprised how many fields have associations. You can receive great product discounts, invitations to great conferences, and a network of peers. Entrepreneurship can be lonely, so cultivating a group of peers is important. And of course, there is the newly formed Young Entrepreneur Council (I’m a board member!).

Glass Ceiling Inspiring Women to Business Ownership

Survey also shows men more likely to become serial entrepreneurs

BizBuySell study highlights trends shaping today’s market

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U.S. Jobless Claims Reach New High

Are you next?

U.S. workers continue to wrestle with job insecurity

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Women of Power: Conquering Self-Doubt to Achieve Success

Professional women explore concept of the 'imposter phenomenon'

Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, executive vice president and treasurer at Wal-Mart (Image: File)
On day two of the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women of Power: Legacy Award Honoree Myrlie Evers Williams Talks Life’s Work & Reinvention

Civil rights advocate shares insights on Medgar Evers and her upcoming memoire

At the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit, editorial director Sonia Alleyne sat down one-on-one…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women of Power Day Two: Professionals Start Day with Fitness and Empowerment

Professionals have full day of enriching seminars in store

Day two of the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit has begun with fitness and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Join IBOM LLC and Black Enterprise for a conversation on using social media to take your business global.

#SMW 2014: Innov8tiv Talks How to Launch A Global Business

Technology news site Innov8tiv, hosted a panel during Social Media Week 2014 at NYU, in partnership with IBOM LLC, and Black Enterprise

Technology news site Innov8tiv, hosted a panel during Social Media Week 2014 at NYU, in…

By Patrick Austin

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Women of Power: 3 Top Apps to Make Networking a Cinch

Add fast, fun convenience to making quality connections with these tech tools

Three apps that make networking at any conference or professional convention convenient, fast and fun.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Master Connector Jodi Brockington Shares Insider Tips on Using Tech to Build Your Network

Check out these tips on how to leverage social media for quality connections

At the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit in Boca Raton, Florida, master connector Jodi…

By Janell Hazelwood

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The telescope was launched in 2009 and has discovered over 900 planets.

NASA’s Kepler Mission Discovers 715 New Planets

The exoplanets orbit 305 stars, revealing the existence of more multiple-planet systems similar to ours

One planet in the habitable zone is twice the size of Earth

By Patrick Austin

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Lighthouse Digital will be renamed SMG Lighthouse and become a part of Publicis Groupe's Starcom MediaVest Group division.

Publicis, Omnicom Purchase African, Indian Marketing Startups

The marketing agency is the largest advertising company in sub-Saharan Africa

Publicis Omnicom Groupe keeps making major moves

By Patrick Austin

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Women of Power Summit Kicks Off In Boca Raton, Florida

Participants start events with Macy's shopping and pampering

Professionals and executives venture to sunny Florida as the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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America Saves Week: “Why You Should Save”

Your saving habits could have life-long consequences

Save now for a rainy day

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Why There Are So few Blacks In Pro Hockey

Ex-goaltender, first black NHL announcer talks business, race and sports

An entrepreneur, Weekes, launched his lifestyle apparel company ‘I Have No 5 Hole’ in 2012…

By Alan Hughes

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Wells Fargo and NeighborWorks America Offer Down Payment Assistance

Low-to-middle-income consumers get the help they need

Help for homeowners is on the way

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Inside the Health and Fitness Regimen of BET’s 106 & Park, Free

In the second installment of the Dream Job, Dream Body Series, the radio personality shares her tips and challenges on staying fit while being busy

After BET, she has been a radio personality, speaking at colleges across the country and…

By Deanna Jefferson

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Black Enterprise Financial All-Star: Dwight Raiford

Advice from Black Enterprise's top experts

Have you begun to plan for retirement?

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Dr.Ro Shares Nutrition Tips on BE’s #WorkWellnessWed Twitter Chat

America's Nutrition Coach dispenses advice on healthy topics from juicing to emotional eating.

[View the story "#WorkWellNessWed 2/5" on Storify]

By Suncear Scretchen

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The all-electric luxury sedan scored a near-perfect score in Consumer Reports' tests.

Tesla Model S Named Best Overall Car of 2014

The all-electric sedan is pricey, but Consumer Reports says it's a "technological tour-de-force"

It’s the first all-electric vehicle to win the coveted spot

By Patrick Austin

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Kinshasa's robot cop works 24 hours a day and records traffic data.

Kinshasa Installs Two Robotic Cops to Curb Traffic Accidents

Kinshasa's traffic cops are eight feet tall, solar-powered, and made of steel

Kinshasa’s robotic traffic cops are outfitted with cameras that record traffic information and send it…

By Patrick Austin

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5 Rookie Mistakes People Make at Their First Job

Job interview consultant offers advice for recent grads

If you’re a young professional looking to start off on the right foot in your…

By Alan Hughes

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Awesome Ways Companies Are Rewarding Employees

Companies offering extra perks to promote retention

More employers are going beyond the typical benefits package in terms of offering talented employees…

By Janell Hazelwood

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When Blogging Goes Wrong: 3 Common Branding Mistakes to Avoid

How to ensure the message you're sending is the right one

It seems everyone is a blogger—but not a good one. If you want to leverage…

By Janell Hazelwood

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America Saves Week: Play the Savings Game

Test your savings skills with this educational game

How did you do?

By Sheiresa Ngo

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The Japan-based cryptocurrency exchange filed for bankruptcy after losing $473 million in bitcoins.

Bitcoin Exchange Mt. Gox Shuts Down, Leaves Investors Penniless

The company's Twitter feed, like its website, has also been scrubbed

The world’s largest bitcoin trading company, Mt. Gox, has gone offline amid allegations of theft…

By Patrick Austin

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Personal Finance Word of the Day: Adjusted Basis

Your daily money bite

What’s the definition?

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Economy of You ART

US News & World Report Editor Talks New Book “The Economy of You”

Kimberly Palmer talks about creating an economy that you control

Take hold of your financial destiny

By Sheiresa Ngo

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IBM Set to Retain More Than 3,000 Jobs

News comes as JPMorgan set to cut workforce

IBM set to retain 3,100 jobs in its home state of New York through the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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The YotaPhone has two screens, certainly making it stand out from the pack.

Dual-Screened YotaPhone Will Arrive in the US This Year

The dual-screened YotaPhone is rethinking how you interact with your device

The phone’s marquee feature isn’t the high-end 5-inch HD touchscreen on the front, but the…

By Patrick Austin

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Samsung's latest flagship smartphone has a heart rate sensor, 16-megapixel camera, and a quad-core processor.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Unveiled at Mobile World Congress

The 5.1-inch smartphone is more evolution than revolution, but still leads the pack in features

Health section added to S5

By Patrick Austin

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Tax Season 2014: Watch Out for Tax-Related Identity Theft

Keep an eye out for tax-time thieves

Your identity could be stolen

By Sheiresa Ngo

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For four days, the newest smartphones and consumer electronics will compete for your attention.

Mobile World Conference 2014: 4 Things You Need to Know

Cutting-edge smartphones, wearable gadgets, and computing for cures are all present in Barcelona for Mobile World Conference 2014

Quite possibly the biggest reveal was the Samsung Galaxy S5

By Patrick Austin

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Top 10 Happiest Jobs for 2014

Employees rate top industries for fulfillment

CareerBliss released its list of jobs with the highest happy factors based on employee ratings.

By Janell Hazelwood

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High Turnover: 3 Ways Managers Can Motivate Millennial Workers to Stay

How to keep great young talent at your offices---not the competition's

With 60% of millennials quitting their jobs within three years of being hired, turnover can…

By Jaimee Ratliff

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Learn How to Save Money During ‘America Saves’ Week

Give your nest egg a boost

Use this week develop sound saving habits

By Sheiresa Ngo

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How One Black Enterprise Reader is Helping Black-Owned Businesses

Vannessa Wade supports black business with her money and her talents

Wade isn’t shy about her mission to help black businesses.

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Month of the Man: 3 Steps to Prepare for Your Career Advancement

Corporate leader Byron Spruell talks tools for success

Byron Spruell, central region and Chicago managing principal at Deloitte shares his career journey and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Giveaway: Win Custom Jewelry at Women of Power Summit

Do you like the jewelry?

Black Enterprise and Cerese D Jewelry are giving away prizes for attendees of the 2014…

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If Amazon releases its own TV box, competitors like Apple and Roku may have to play catch-up.

Amazon’s TV Box Rumored to Arrive in March

The rumored 'Amazon Box' could threaten sales of both Apple TV and Roku's offerings

The box will likely be powered by Google’s Android OS

By Patrick Austin

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The White House Emphasizes the Importance of Enrollment in Affordable Health Care

Millions will have access to coverage

Nearly 6.8 million African Americans in the United States are uninsured

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Obama’s Meeting With Dalai Lama Chills Icy U.S.-China Relations

Human rights violations claims test

President Obama is once again at odds with China over the president’s meeting today with…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Brand Will Wait for Full Story Before Decision on Ray Rice

NFL running back's squeaky-clean image could be tarnished

Could Ray Rice’s future be in jeopardy?

By Darren Sands

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Google's ATAP team has partnered with universities and institutions to create a phone that can detect its surroundings in real time.

Google’s “Project Tango” Smartphone Maps Your World in 3D

The prototype devices are only available to select developers, but could be a sign of things to come for the average consumer

Google’s Tango prototype smartphone uses a motion tracking camera and depth sensor to build 3D…

By Patrick Austin

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2014 Black Enterprise Women Of Power In The White House: Michelle Obama and Valerie Jarrett

The First Lady and the White House's senior advisor are shaping national agendas

The Black Enterprise Women of Power February2014 issue spotlights remarkable women, whose individual and collective…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Call For Nominations: 2014 Black Enterprise Small Business Awards And Elevator Pitch Competition

Here’s a chance to compete for $10,000 to launch and grow your business

Don’t miss the opportunity to nominate yourself or someone you know who embodies the BLACK…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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5 Outragous–Even Bizarre–Firings That Made the News

These cases of termination raised more than an eyebrow

A Des Moines man was fired after using a forklift to free goodies from a…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Personal Finance Word of the Day: Automatic Stay

Your daily money bite

Learn what an automatic stay is

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Infographic: Two-Income Households Struggle More Than Single Income Ones?

Two incomes aren't necessarily better

Research shows two incomes aren’t necessarily better

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Join IBOM LLC and Black Enterprise for a conversation on using social media to take your business global.

#SMW14: ‘Advances in Global Entertainment Technology’

Join IBOM LLC, Black Enterprise, and Jason Njoku for a conversation on using social media to take your business global

Moderating the panel will be Black Enterprise’s own Associate Producer Janell Hazelwood

By Patrick Austin

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Is 30 the New 20? Research Says, Yes

Research finds innovators see great breakthroughs during late 30s

Recent research says innovators reach career peaks not in their 20s, but in their late…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Five Factors That Affect Your Credit Score

A guide to boosting your number

How high or low is your credit score?

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Expanding Their Legacies: Jimi Hendrix, Wilt Chamberlain Slated for Postal Stamps

Top leaders with exemplary careers on list of notables to be commemorated

Wilt Chamberlain, Jimi Hendrix, James Brown and Shirley Chisholm are among African American leaders on…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Candy Crush Saga’s $500 Million IPO is Sweet But Its Future is Sour

The immensely popular mobile game is going public, but investors should be worried about its potential decline.

Do you play Candy Crush?

By Patrick Austin

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Cool Jobs: Young, Leading Stylist Talks Breaking Into Fashion and the Power of Mentor Mojo

How Joy Adaeze went from medical school labs to Fashion Week runways

Leading stylist and blogger Joy Adaeze details her career journey in fashion and how she’s…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Simple has 100,000 customers using its online banking platform.

BBVA Acquires Mobile Banking Startup Simple for $117 Million

The mobile banking startup will continue to operate independently, but will have access to the Spanish banking group's billions of dollars in assets

An amazing acquisition for the Spanish bank

By Patrick Austin

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Black Female Track Stars Make History At Winter Olympics Winning Silver And Bronze Medals

Lauryn Williams became first American woman to win at both Summer and Winter Games

Chicago native and former Illinois track star Aja Evans took bronze in the women’s two-person…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Three branding experts weigh in on social media's do's and don'ts at Black Enterprise's "Innovate or Die!" panel during Social Media Week in NYC.

#DrivingInnovation Twitter Chat Highlights the Do’s & Don’ts of Social Media Branding

Three branding experts weigh in on social media's do's and don'ts at Black Enterprise's "Innovate or Die!" panel during Social Media Week in NYC

What did you learn?

By Patrick Austin

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Embrace Your Power: Claim Your Financial Independence!

Adopt the theme of our Women of Power Conference for your financial life

Despite significant career and entrepreneurial success, a large percentage of African American women do not…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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Do Men Still Earn More than Women? [Infographic]

A recent study answers the question

If you’re a woman, most times you can expect a smaller paycheck than your male…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Top 5 Most Bizarre Employee Excuses for Being Late for Work

Survey reveals workers' elaborate tales---and some are actually true

CareerBuilder survey reveals unique reasons workers cite to their bosses for being late, with a…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Black Enterprise 2014 Woman of Power: Debra Lee

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

Debra Lee has accomplished a lot

By Sheiresa Ngo

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How to Choose the Right Tax Filing Status

Picking the correct status will keep cash in your pocket

This status normally applies if you are not married

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Facebook Buys Messaging Startup WhatsApp for $16 Billion in Cash and Stock

The acquisition is Facebook's largest purchase since Instagram in 2012

WhatsApp will continue to operate independently and “retain its brand”

By Patrick Austin

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Nike Basketball Debuts the ‘KD VI Home’

New shoe available Feb. 22

Just in time for the playoffs

By Darren Sands

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Joshua Reeves, CEO of ZenPayroll.

ZenPayroll Raises $20 Million To Handle Paying Your Employees

ZenPayroll's quick and simple payroll service faces stiff competition from entrenched competitors like ADP, Intuit, and Paychex

ZenPayroll is in direct competition with other, more established payroll solutions

By Patrick Austin

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Luis von Ahn, co-founder of Duolingo, doesn't want to charge anyone for learning a new language.

Duolingo Raises $20 Million For More Languages, Certifications

Duolingo wants everyone to learn a new language, and wants to do it on the cheap

With a successful round of funding, the language learning app Duolingo wants to offer more…

By Patrick Austin

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Feeling Different: Research Links Self-Perception In Office to Success

Findings point to importance of diversity and inclusion

Feeling like an outcast at this office doesn’t just have emotional repercussions. It can be…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Washington D.C. is Second Best Place For Jobs in Nation

Rhode Island and Connecticut among worst states

Will you be making a move to the nation’s capital?

By Carolyn M. Brown

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From Bad Girl to Event Planner, Karleen Roy Achieves Career Success

Young leader talks expanding her brand and importance of great relationships

Howard University alumna used experience working with Sean Combs to launch self-sustaining career and events…

By Kimberly Wilson

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TaylorMade's new spot features (from L to R) golfers Sergio Garcia, Justin Rose, Dustin Johnson and Jason Day.

TaylorMade ‘Speed Police’ to Golfers: Get Rid of Your Old Clubs

For JetSpeed woods, a 'disruptive' approach by Zambezi rubs some consumers the wrong way

TaylorMade wants you to think twice about that years-old driver in your bag

By Darren Sands

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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.

Remote Worker: How to Stay Top of Mind When You’re Out of Sight

Ensure everyone knows you're a value-adding member of the team

Just because you work from home doesn’t mean you don’t want to be seen as…

By Jaimee Ratliff

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5 Top Staffing Challenges for Managers

Study reveals issues with employee retention and morale

According to new CareerBuilder findings, these are the top challenges in terms of human capital…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Civil Rights Group Calls on Florida to Retry Michael Dunn, Repeal Stand Your Ground

Hung jury in murder trial of unarmed teen fuels debate over shoot first laws

Many complexities in the latest round of judicial decisions

By Carolyn M. Brown

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3 Tough Questions You’ll Inevitably Be Asked During a Job Interview & How to Answer Them

Career adviser gives insider clues to reading between the lines and succeeding

Oftentimes when interviewing, there can be some sticky questions that can either make or break…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Lockheed Martin Invests $6 Million in STEM for Urban Schools

STEM jobs to grow by 17 percent over next four years

Some 1.2 million STEM jobs will go unfilled — Lockheed Martin is trying to close…

By Patrick Austin

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Workplace Trends: Is It True that People Don’t Prefer Working With or For Women?

Research says perception vs. experience doesn't exactly add up

Recent research finds that many people don’t have a preference either way when it comes…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Shannon Sharpe is out at CBS.

Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe Is Out at CBS, ‘The NFL Today’

CBS hires future Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez

Do you agree with the move?

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Black Enterprise 2014 Woman of Power: Lori Dickerson Fouché

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

Fouché earned a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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From Ballers To Businessmen: Here is Our All Star Roster of NBA Players Turned Franchisees

Successful former pro athletes that are winning big in business

It is reported that 60 percent of NBA players file for bankruptcy five years after…

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Former NBA All Star Jamal Mashburn Slam Dunks in the Business Arena

Team building key to making successful transition from hardcourt to boardroom

Jamal Mashburn is most notably known for his success on and off the basketball court.…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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NBC Will Show Thrilling U.S.-Russia Hockey Finish in Primetime

Preliminary game aired live Saturday morning

Thrilling finish gets a primetime slot

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Kevin Hart gave the MVP award to Education Secretary Arne Duncan -- but not before promoting his latest film, 'About Last Night.'

Kevin Hart Awards Education Secretary With Celebrity Game MVP

Duncan scored 20 points

Hart said he had to be a “humble loser”

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Looking for a Valentine’s Day Gift? Try Your Credit Report

Nothing says 'I love you' like financial planning together

According to Morris, couples are often reluctant to discuss money matters and that finances are…

By Alan Hughes

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Verizon Foundation Offers CUNY Student Entrepreneurs Prizes, Mentoring to Launch Business Ventures

Verizon Foundation Offers Student Entrepreneurs Prizes, Mentoring to Launch Business Ventures

Verizon is providing a $60k grant to support this year's SmartPitch Challenge

This spring, a diverse group of young entrepreneurs from the City University of New York…

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Under Armour Releases New Orleans-Inspired Shoe For Stephen Curry

Under Armour unveils new colorway for Warriors guard

In addition to Under Armour, Curry also endorses Muscle Milk and Degree

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6 Steps for Getting Noticed in Any Setting

Tips for Winning More Business in 2014

7 tips that will help you to define who you are and what you do best

By asking all the stakeholders, on all your projects for feedback – you could start…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Women of Power: Rebels, Revolutionaries, Rule Breakers

As part of our focus to help our attendees – and members of the BLACK…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Stop bickering and start building your nest egg.

Love and Money: Dealing with Financial Crisis While in Love

What to do when money woes hit close to home

Now is the time to stick together and work out an action plan

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Love doesn't have to put a damper on your finances.

Love and Money: A Look at Valentine’s Day Shopping Behavior [Infographic]

Women focus on saving money, while men pay more for gifts

Take a look at some fun love and money statistics

By Sheiresa Ngo

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MetLife Offers Tips on Managing Love and Money

Guidelines for creating harmony between your money and your honey

MetLife’s handy tips are from their love and money workshop, which is part of their…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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How to Successfully Navigate an Office Romance

Four tips for managing expectations and avoiding disaster

An office romance can be heaven or mean disaster. If you’re in one—or contemplating—here are…

By Janell Hazelwood

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2014 Black Enterprise Woman of Power: Pamela Carter

A look at one of Black Enterprise's Women of Power

Carter oversees the division that sells and provides Cummins products

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5 Top Industries Where Office Romance Is Most Likely to Blossom

Recent survey shows trends in workplace love affairs

Recent survey found nearly two in five (38%) of U.S. workers have dated someone who…

By Janell Hazelwood

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High Emotional Intelligence Linked to Effective Leadership

Knowing how to keep your cool can also increase salary potential

According to recent research by Talent Smart Inc., 90% of top performers have high emotional…

By Janell Hazelwood

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A rendering of Levi's Stadium.

Take a Look Inside the San Franscisco 49ers New Stadium

Santa Clara stadium '80 percent done,' officials say

Take a look at the brand new digs in an Instagram video posted by the…

By Darren Sands

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President Obama Launches Initiative to Help Advancement of Young Black Men

Plans to organize efforts of foundations and companies to aid in education, employment

President Obama plans to launch a new effort Feb 13 to aid in the advancement…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Plus Size Fashion Show at New York Fashion Week

Curvy fashion show educates and entertains

Designer: Mad Couture; Image: R Jones; Model Malinda "Yum Yum" Bell
It’s fashion week in…

By Suncear Scretchen

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#SMW14: ‘Innovate or Die: How to Successfully Leverage Your Brand in the Age of Social Media’

Black Enterprise hosts conversation on branding and social media Tuesday, February 18 in NYC

Black Enterprise presents “Innovate or Die: How to Successfully Leverage Your Brand in the Age…

By Janel Martinez

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NFL All Pro Mobilizes Online Support for Missouri’s Michael Sam

Campaign launched to counter backlash against first openly gay NFL prospect

The campaign was launched Tuesday by NFL All Pro linebacker and 2013 Baltimore Ravens Super…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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White House Launches Education Summits

First stop in the series is Atlanta at Morehouse College. Goal is to improve academic achievement of black students

The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans (WHIEEAA) is launching a series…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Lawyer-Turned-Rapper Gilles Talks Trading in Courtrooms for Studios

How a major leap of faith led to more fulfillment

Gilles Walters took a major leap, transitioning from a legal career into the music industry.…

By Kimberly Wilson

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8 Ways to Fight Drip Pricing

Here’s what you need to do to protect yourself

Check your credit card statements for additional fees

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Women of Power: Earning MBA Degrees in Record Numbers

More women are earning advanced business degrees

How many women do you know with MBA’s?

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Spelman College President Beverly Tatum On Preparing the Next Gen of STEM Leaders

Black Enterprise’s ‘Educating Our Daughters’ speaker discusses women in STEM

Black Enterprise caught up with Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum to talk about the future of…

By Janel Martinez

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Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving.

In New Spot, Uncle Drew Searches for ‘Big Man’ in New Orleans

Does Anthony Davis have any acting chops?

Pepsi Max is welcoming a new endorser to the mix. Stay tuned

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What do Potential Employees Value Most in a Company?

What do Potential Employees Value Most in a Company?

Randstad survey identifies top factors that keep workers engaged

While salaries are a significant factor in workplace satisfaction, employee engagement is not all about…

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Sports Anchor Darren Haynes Joins ESPN

Veteran anchor leaves Al Jazeera

He begins Feb. 24

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A Year Later: 2013 SBU Win Helps Lisa Jackson Net New Business

Expert advice and media exposure helped the social media entrepreneur broaden her client base

When Phoenix Aficionado founder Lisa Marie “Phoenix” Jackson enrolled in the Black Enterprise Small Business…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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2014 Black Enterprise Woman of Power: Kimberly A. Blackwell

A look at one of Black Enterprise's Women of Power

Blackwell was featured in Black Enterprise’s “40 Rising Stars 40 and Under” list

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How to Successfully Launch a Product on Facebook

Social media expert S. Lynn Cooper gives power women tips to enhance their digital presence

BlackEnterprise.com contributor and Women of Power workshop moderator S. Lynn Cooper’s tips to successfully launching…

By Janel Martinez

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Why President Obama’s New SBA Administrator Will Be Good for Minority Business

Maria Contreras-Sweet has firsthand small business and banking experience

The newly appointed head of the Small Business Administration (SBA), Maria Contreras-Sweet would bring years…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Build Your Voice, Build Your Brand: 3 Steps to Gaining a Professional Platform

Create a winning image of yourself with these tips

As a young professional, it’s best to know how to build a platform for yourself…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women of Power: CBS Corp.’s Josie Thomas Talks Diversity and Young Female Advancement

CBS Corp. executive offers empowering words for women of color

CBS Corp. executive Josie Thomas talks diversity and how young women can truly map out…

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Tech Professionals Seeing Most Gains in Self-Employment

Labor industry still lags behind in terms of new opportunities

Check out a specific breakdown of top industries for self-employment and those with the most…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Tracy McGrady, Baseball Hopeful, Impresses in Bullpen Session

Ex-NBA All-Star enlists help of Roger Clemens

Tracy McGrady is trying out for a baseball team

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8. Barter services. If you have a friend who’s a genius when it comes to accounting, or you know someone who is an amazing artist, barter with them for their services. The more you can get for free, the faster you can grow your business. You don’t need big time capital (unless you’re building the next Facebook).Most business ,like my own, start from nothing. I had a word processor and my parents’ phone line. I bartered a lot early on, and as a result, I own 100% of my business today.

New Trading Service for Consumers

Website allows trading of goods and services through your social network

Igobono is a marketplace that helps members of a social network learn what their friends…

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Cheyenne Woods, niece of Tiger, with her first professional trophy at the Australian Ladies Masters Sunday. Golf Channel will re-air her win this week.

Golf Channel Is Re-Airing Cheyenne Woods’ Australian Masters Victory

Two-stroke win was first of her career

Ms. Woods gave an interview to Golf Channel’s ‘Morning Drive’ Tuesday morning

By Darren Sands

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5 Steps for Creating the Perfect Office Fitness Challenge

Get in shape while on the job with the help of your co-workers.

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The most arduous task of getting in shape is finding motivation to start and…

By Coach P.

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Black British Designer Debuts Collection At Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week

Chantell Walters is one of the fresh faces gracing the runway scene this year

As the phrase is often coined “the British are coming,” it’s true

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Detroit Bankruptcy Turns Spotlight to Business Development

Detroit’s New Economic Initiative Receives More Than $33 Million

NEI awarded $76 million in grants which helped to create more than 675 companies

Working to return Detroit to its position as a global economic leader

By C. Daniel Baker

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Browns Fire Entire Front Office, Hire African American GM

New GM Farmer was finalist for Dolphins job

Browns owner Jimmy Haslam gives African American GM vote of confidence

By Darren Sands

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2014 Black Enterprise Woman of Power: Helene Gayle

A look at one of Black Enterprise's Women of Power

Gayle worked at the Center for Disease Control as a staff epidemiologist

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Black Enterprise Financial All-Star: Katrina H. Everett Talks Income Strategy

Advice from Black Enterprise's top experts

Make sure you have sufficient liquidity in cash reserves in case of an emergency

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How to Sell The Brand That is You—Without Turning People Off

3 steps to self-promotion that wins

Young professionals: Check out these tips to self-promote without gaining enemies.

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Photo courtesy of Turner Sports.

Sports Biz Q&A: Grant Hill Reflects on All-Star Weekend, Discusses His Art Collection and Talks Duke’s Jabari Parker

Grant Hill talks to BlackEnterprise.com as he and Turner Sports gear up for All-Star Weekend

Grant Hill is on TV. A lot.

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