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3 Excuses That Keep You From Entrepreneurship

Stop making excuses to start living your dream

Don’t let fear or excuses keep you from following your dream of starting your business.…

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Entrepreneurs: 5 Easy Steps to Build Funding Strategy

How to prepare yourself for potential investors and lendors

Here are five strategic steps to help you fund your business and get to the…

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Library of Congress to House Rosa Parks Papers

Collection on 10-year loan from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation

The historical collection of American icon, Rosa Parks, will now be housed at the Library…

By Courtney Connley

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7 SAVINGS ACCOUNT QUESTIONS  	1. Does this account fit my banking habits?  	Just like with a checking account you have to ask yourself (and the prospective bank) similar questions: Do you prefer meeting face-to-face with a teller or quick transactions online? How often do you tap into your savings, if at all? Do you prefer setting up automatic withdrawals or managing your account with a passbook? Your personal preference(s) play a major part in selecting a bank.

Retirement Tips for the Sandwich Generation

Tips from TIAA-CREF Financial Planner Shelly-Ann Eweka

If you’re stuck in the middle between college savings and caring for aging parents, you…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Anthony Gee, from left, Chidi Afulezi, Guy Primus and James Harris have formed The Core Venture Studio, an up to $15 million fund, to invest in media, technology and entertainment startups.

The Core Venture Studio Shakes Up South With Tech, Media, and Entertainment Fund

Early-stage fund, The Core Venture Studio in Atlanta, aims at tech, media, entertainment. Check out…

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6 Building Blocks To Birthing A New Business

Now is the time to push your entrepreneurship dreams into realm of reality

Use this strategy to take your dreams of entrepreneurship and turn them into a successful…

By Marquita Miller

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September is Life Insurance Awareness Month

An overview of life insurance buying habits

Many people put off buying life insurance until a major life event occurs. That’s not…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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CeeLo Green Continues to Suffer Consequences After Rape Comments

Entertainer cut from two festivals

According to reports, recording artist CeeLo Green is continuing to pay for the price for…

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Mitzi Miller: Jets to Uplift and Enhance the Ebony Brand

Editor-in-chief talks plans to keep legacy alive for next generations

Ebony magazine’s editor-in-chief, Mitzi Miller, explains what led her to journalism and plans to keep…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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If Ray Rice Were Your Employee: 4 Factors to Consider When Terminating for Misconduct Off the Field

How to be sure you have the proper protocol in place for firing someone

The Baltimore Ravens terminated Ray Rice, but what about your employees as an everyday professional?…

By Nicole Cober

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[Exclusive] Anthony Brown: The Man Who Wants To Lead Maryland (Part 2)

Maryland Lt. governor could be on the cusp of making state history

Maryland Lt.Governor could be on the cusp of making state history.

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Another NBA Owner to Lose Team After Alleged ‘Racist Rant’

Atlanta Hawks owner giving up majority stake after "racially offensive" e-mail

Atlanta Hawks’ Levensen’s inner Don Sterling alledgedly rears ugly head.

By Richard Spiropoulos

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The Progress Cha Cha: How Achievements—and Setbacks—Lead to Business Success

It is the reality of achievement that there be forward as well as backward movement

In terms of business, like the popular dance, the Progress Cha Cha seems to have…

By Kay Saunders

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The McGhees Talk Raising Six Kids And Running A Family Business

Six Little McGhees return for a new season on OWN

Mia & Rozonno (Ro) McGhee with the McGhee sextuplets from "Six Little McGhees" celebrate their…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Over $500,000 In Crowdfunding Raised For Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson

Racially charged campaigns stop taking donations online

The Crowdfunding site GoFundMe faces pressure to shut down fundraising campaigns collecting money for controversial…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Men: Dress to Impress and Make Boss Moves With Your Office Style

If you want to upgrade your professional life, take heed to how you look

Fellas, let’s take a minute out of our schedules to clear the lines between appropriate…

By Daron Pressley

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Rahiem Shabazz: Exposing the Truth to Reclaim Our Young Men

‘Elementary Genocide is more than a documentary, it’s a call to action’

Rahiem Shabazz speaks about his documentary, Elementary Genocide: “From Primary to Penitentiary.” It exposes the…

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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Confirms ‘Black Adam’ DC Movie Role

The former WWE star will play an 'anti-hero'

The former WWE champion will finally play a bad guy in Warner Bros. upcoming ‘Shazam’…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Fashion’s Rising Stars: 6 Innovative and Fresh Designers to Watch

When it comes to the business of style, these up-and-comers got next

With the start of New York Fashion Week, we’ve rounded up five young designers who…

By Courtney Connley

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4 Secrets For Getting Media Coverage for Your Business

Try this strategy to get the publicity your enterprise deserves

This strategy will help your business get the media coverage you deserve and make publicity…

By Nicole Cober

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4 Signs of Workplace Bullying: What You Can Do

Workplace bullying can jeopardize your career and health. Here’s how to handle it.

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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5 Reasons Your Credit Card Application Was Denied

Here's why you were turned down

No one applies for a credit card hoping their application will be rejected.

By Sheiresa Ngo

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From Social Worker to Chef: One Woman’s Journey Into World of TV

Elle Simone is founder of SheChef and works with shows including Bravo's "Chef Roblé and Co"

Elle Simone details her career switch from social worker to owner of She Chef Catering,…

By Kandia Johnson

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Thinking Inside The Box: 6 Steps to Your Own Subscription Box Company

Whatever your fancy, there's a box out there to tickle it

Whatever your fancy, there’s a box out there to tickle it. Here’s how to start…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Back-to-School: Tips for Moving Into Your First College Apartment

Here's what you should know before renting your new place

You can avoid this headache by learning your rights and responsibilities.

By Sheiresa Ngo

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[SURVEY] How Does Your Wealth Management Measure Up?

Voice your insights on key financial topics for your household below

Massachusetts Mutual Life Company (MassMutual) took an in-depth look at African American household finances to…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Navy Releases 12-Year Veteran for Refusing to Cut Natural Hair

Jessica Sims gets discharged from the Navy after taking a stand against cutting her dreadlocks

In heat of receiving criticism for its racially biased hair regulations, the Navy has released…

By Courtney Connley

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This Entrepreneurial Inventor Raised Nearly $1 Million On Kickstarter

Check out six fastest campaigns to raise hefty funds in under 24 hours

These crowdfunding campaigns have been able to raise a million within 24 hours.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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A Still Necessary Lesson For Our Black Sons: The Police Are Not Your Friends

From generation to generation, "The Talk" remains a life-or-death rite of passage for African American males.

I was 14 when my mother first delivered “The Talk.”

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Wells Fargo Launches Startup Accelerator

Bank will provide mentoring and give $50,000 to $500,000 to participants

Wells Fargo Startup Accelerator is offering funds and mentoring for entrepreneurs. Find out more.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Don’t Wait To Plan Your Holiday Shopping

Tips and strategies to handle holiday spending without destroying your finances

The 2014 holiday season is a few short months away, yet many are financially unprepared…

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R. Kelly Sued by Former Business Manager

Singer didn't pay initial amount based on settlement agreement

R. Kelly is being sued by his former business manager for reneging on a settlement…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Franchise Profile: Sean and Shannon Verdun Become A Small Business Success Story

'We took a leap of faith and made an informed, educated decision'

Colbert-Ball is one of just a handful of black-owned successful franchise concepts. A entrepreneurial couple…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Power Women of the Diaspora: Award-Winning Event Planner Tells How To Execute Events Abroad

Cheryl Gentry details global expansion and preparedness for international clientele

Cheryl Gentry, president of Glow Media details strategy for global events and her favorite apps…

By Kandia Johnson

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Tim Howard Is Latest Addition To Marriott’s #LoveTravels Campaign

Campaign offers chance to win $2,000 for sharing personal stories

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Marriott International is one of many travel companies that have made a point…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Family Affair: How One Couple Keeps Household Finances in Order

Anisha and Russ Bailey are serious about saving money

Anisha and Russ Bailey talk family finances and how they’re able to juggle it all.…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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10 Smart Ways to Use LinkedIn to Grow Your Small Business

Here's how entrepreneurs can win with social media

How can LinkedIn actually help the business grow and generate revenue? Here’s how.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Report: Consumer Spending on the Rise

More people are loosening the purse strings

Summer travel accounting for much of the spending increase.

By Sheiresa Ngo

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[EXCLUSIVE] Board Diversity: Jesse Jackson’s Campaign to Bring Inclusion To Silicon Valley

Civil rights leader shares why this battle for black board representation is critical

Rainbow PUSH Coalition President Jesse Jackson is using shareholder activism to pressure Silicon Valley to…

By Patrick Austin

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NYC Comptroller Advocating for More Women, Minorities In America’s Boardrooms

Scott M. Stringer: Diversity is 'an essential element to robust decision making'

Ending “male, pale and stale”: NYC Comptroller Scott M. Stringer talks importance of true diversity…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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(Exclusive) Spotlight On Africa: How African American Entrepreneurs Can Engage (Part 2)

Valerie Jarrett and African leaders weigh in on millennials investing in Africa

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The U.S.-Africa Summit, the largest ever contingent of African heads-of-State assembled in Washington, D.C., wrapped…

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Power Thinking: 3 Mindshifting Techniques for Radical Entrepreneurs

Business owners come a dime a dozen. Everywhere you look; someone you know is selling…

By Teri Harrison

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Study: Consumers Still Recovering from the Recession

Raises and promotions stay stagnant while Americans' savings accounts are dwindling.

If you’re still feeling the pinch, you’re not alone.

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Hillary Clinton Speaks Out Against Obama Administration

Former Secretary of State criticizes foreign policy on Syria, Iran

Hillary Clinton criticizes President Obama on foreign policy on Syria, Iran in recent interview.

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Rappers Riff Raff & Krayzie Bone Partner With Candyman Vending Company

CEO Andre Bramwell uses hip-hop to expand brand

CEO Andre Bramwell has tapped into hip-hop industry to promote his Candyman Vending company.

By Kevin L. Clark

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Hollywood Insider No. 4: Updates from the Film and TV Industry

Check out the industry's latest news and tidbits from an insider

“Hollywood Unsung” will feature the cast of Baby Boy starring Tyresse Gibson, Taraji Henson and…

By Gil Robertson

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Vera Moore Celebrates 35 Years In Business

Cosmetics queen to share her journey and give mini makeovers this month

Legacy black business woman Vera Moore is celebrating 35 years in business. The former actress…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Millionaire Businessman Talks Making the Jump from Employee to Entrepreneur

Leaving security of full-time job, Oscar Horton took a chance with a truck dealership

Over the following 13 years, the new team in place grew the company from $28…

By Alan Hughes

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EY seeks exceptional women entrepreneurs for its 2014 Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ Program

New Bill To Help Female Entrepreneurs Gain More Loans and Federal Contracts

Women’s Small Business Ownership Act of 2014 increases mincrolending and more

On the heel of reports that women business owners still lag behind men in accessing…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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REGISTER NOW: Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit’s 10th Anniversary

Spelman College's Beverly Tatum, Ph. D., will receive Barbara Graves Award

It will be a landmark year for the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit in…

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Power Women of the Diaspora: Celebrity Makeup Artist Talks Using Tragedy to Fuel Purpose

Eryca Freemantle helps brands diversify their beauty industry options

How Eryca Freemantle turned tragedy into triumph via her cosmetics career helping brands diversify their…

By Kandia Johnson

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Malcolm Jenkins: Charting the Course Between Work, Entrepreneurship and Charitable Efforts

'I know what it means to invest in others and how that investment can be life changing'

I have a responsibility to our youth to be a positive role model. I’m…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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PayPal Offers Small Business Loans Up To $60,000

PayPal Working Capital program has funded more than $150 million in loans to 20,000 retailers

PayPal Working Capital program has funded more than $150 million in loans to 20,000 retailers

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[Part 2] Beauty & Brains: Rick Ross Sister on Franchises and Entertainment Business

Tawanda Roberts details Wingstop deal and planning an empire

Tawanda Roberts, Rick Ross’ sister details franchise deal and behind-the-scenes planning.

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Get on Up! 6 James Brown Songs to Boost Motivation

These tunes from the "Godfather of Soul" will help you get through the workday

In honor of James Brown new biopic “Get on Up,” we’ve rounded up six of…

By Courtney Connley

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Goodshop App Combines Shopping with Charity

You can buy while giving to a good cause

With this app, you can choose from a list of schools and nonprofits in the…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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6 Ways to Reach Business Success Sooner

6 Ways To Take Your Career To The Next Level

These steps will ensure you boost visibility and results

If you’re a professional looking to take your career to the next level and never…

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EA Access Allows Gamers To Play Xbox One Games For $5

Is this the start of a new wave within gaming?

Is EA Access a new and radical step in home entertainment for gamers? Their new…

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Uber For Business Allows Companies To Expense Travel

On-demand, ride-hailing service is picking up steam

On-demand ride-hailing service Uber is picking up steam by introducing the Uber For Business opportunity…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Oprah Winfrey, Starbucks Being Sued Over Chai Tea

Man claims baristas put heroin, hallucinogenics in his drink

Oprah Winfrey and Starbucks are being sued by a man who claims Starbucks workers added…

By Kevin L. Clark

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New Report: Small Businesses Creating Jobs, Giving Back and Growing Local Economy

Diving In: For A Small Fee Hotels Open Pools, Make Amenities Available To The Public

Enjoy a mini-vacation without booking a trip

Now you can take a mini-vacation without booking a trip. Here’s how.

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Black Women Earn 64 Cents To Every Dollar Earned By White Men

Black women pale in comparison to non-Hispanic white men

Gender pay inequality is still high within the Black women community, as a recent study…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Pregnant Woman Allegedly Choked By NYPD Over BBQ Grill

This comes two weeks after Eric Garner's death

Rosan Miller, 27, who is seven-months-pregnant, was choked out by the NYPD. This follows the…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Health Empowerment: How I Manage Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Four tips for coping with the disease and winning

A woman shares her fearless story of extreme loss of weight and peace of mind.…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Cool Jobs: Comic Illustrator Talks Art and Race in the World of Superheroes

Afua Richardson brings her life's experiences to each stroke of the pen

Afua Richardson is one of the talents of color making a name for herself in…

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Celebrity Real Estate: 8 Entertainers Who Put Lavish Homes on the Market

These industry leaders take both wins and losses

Check out this list of top celebrities who put their homes on the real estate…

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Study: Women Of Color Punished More For Hiring To Increase Diversity

White men get rewarded for similar actions, findings show

In an alarming study, women of color get punished by corporations for hiring diverse workers.…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Franchise Spotlight: Five Things To Look Out For Before You Make The Commitment

How to determine if a concept is the right fit for you

Learn how to discern whether a franchise concept is the right fit for you to…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Consumer Alert: Malware Threat at Hotel Business Centers

Business travelers must be on guard

Houstonian Hotel suffered data breach that lasted six months between Dec. 28, 2013, and June…

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4 Important Tips For Landing A Major Client

Competition is fierce but here’s how you can hold your own and win

Use this strategy when you want to upgrade your business clientele.

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New York Councilman Robert Cornegy and Jean Alerte Award ‘Do Right, Do Good’ Scholars

The 36th District councilman and Brooklyn Swirl's CEO celebrate young minds

New York’s Mayor Bill de Blasio was on-hand with entrepreneur Jean Alerte to celebrate ‘Do…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Trayvon Martin Peace Summit: Kobe Bryant Joins Nipsey Hussle

'The Black Mamba' shares thoughts about injustice

Kobe Bryant, joins Trayvon Martin’s parents and Nipsey Hussle to speak out against gun violence…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Startup Advice: 3 Easy Ways to Get Customers Now

Use these simple and tested techniques to grow your new business

How to use simple and tested techniques to grow your new business.

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RECAP: Black Enterprise Previews Sony’s Holiday Jamboree

What is the company's plan after already conquering the gaming industry?

Sony held its annual holiday showcase in New York City. Check out what the company…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Real Talk on Accelerators: One Woman’s Small Business Journey with Google

Anie Akpe, publisher of Innov8tiv.com, details tangible pros and cons

Anie Akpe, publisher of Innov8tiv.com, details her journey participating in Google’s accelerator program.

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10 Worst States For African Americans Without Jobs

Southern states dominate list

Take a look at the worst states, in terms of jobless benefits and other factors,…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Tupac Shakur Musical Closes After A Month

Weak ticket sales and other factors led to early demise

The rap musical “Holler If Ya Hear Me,” that pays homage to the music of …

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Microsoft To Cut 18,000 Jobs

More than 12,000 will come from Nokia, which was acquired by Microsoft

Microsoft announced it is laying off up to 18,000 workers over the course of the…

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Court Upholds University of Texas Affirmative Action Policy

2-1 ruling keeps affirmative action at flagship Texas school

A federal appeals court decision made Tuesday, upheld the right for the University of Texas…

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Alice Coachman, First Black Woman to Win an Olympic Gold Medal, Dies

Pioneer won at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London

Alice Coachman, who ran track and field, died at the age of 90 in Georgia…

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Nielsen Study: African American Income, Education Exceeds Expectations

Consumer Spending Slows Down in June

Overall consumption, however, remains positive

Slow declines in the unemployment rate resulted in hesitance among consumers.

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5 Characteristics Of Successful Entrepreneurs

If you possess these traits you will have a better chance of long-term success

These traits lead to winning results for small business owners.

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Bill Cosby Returning to NBC With New Show

Show is set to air next year

Bill Cosby will be making a return to the network that housed his legendary sitcom,…

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Golf 101: Rules of Engagement For Making Money On the Green

Instructor and blogger give tips on mixing business with the game

Golf instructor and blogger give tips on doing business on the green and maximizing opportunities…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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EXCLUSIVE: Rick Ross Talks Empire Building & Rebranding

Rapper and entrepreneur opens up about franchising, conquering the business world

Rapper and entrepreneur Rick Ross opens up on conquering business world.

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From Beauty Guru to Filmmaker: One Young Woman’s Savvy Journey to National TV

Kimberly Walker rebounded from a loss to having her screenplay, "Comeback Dad" debut on Uptv

Beauty-guru-turned-filmmaker Kimberly Walker rebounded from a loss to having her screenplay, “Comeback Dad” debut on…

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Consumer Tip of the Day: Conduct a Financial Inventory

You must know where you are to get where you want to go financially

Be sure to take into account how you’re spending your money to ensure you’re on…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Will LeBron James Become World’s First Billionaire Baller?

According to recent earnings, road to super-wealthy club getting a lot shorter

Becoming a billionaire is rare air, but with latest earnings, are Lebron James and his…

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The 10 Most Inspiring ‘Humans Of NY’ Stories You Should See

Photoblog's telling visuals and commentary have gone viral on social media

Photographer Brandon Stanton started “Humans of New York” a New York City-based photoblog that has…

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New Online Tool For Entrepreneurs With Limited Marketing Resources

Localist integrates social media with calendar and events Web content

Localist, an interactive online calendaring platform, recently launched its ‘Localist Simple’ plan geared toward entrepreneurs…

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Red, White, Blue … and Black: America’s Diversity Shines During World Cup Fever

Global tournament ignites African American passion and patriotism

World Cup fever ignites African American passion and diasporan patriotism for global sport.

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Report: Female White House Staffers Receive Smaller Raises, Fewer Promotions

More men hold higher-paying, senior jobs on Capitol Hill

Emerging numbers from White House on salaries paint negative portrait of pay equality.

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Small Businesses Favor Minimum Wage Increase says National Poll

Studies Show Link Between Minimum Wage and Job Growth

Latest observation shows positive impact from pay increase

A recent observation conducted by Goldman Sachs proves that an increase in minimum wage can…

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Survey: Advertisers Prefer Twitter Over Facebook

Brands to increase social media spend as part of overall marketing budget

According to Ad Age, marketers reported spending slightly more on digital and social media, but…

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Is There An Obama Legacy Smear Campaign?

Obama's legacy is solid on paper, so why are critics punching holes in it?

With the heightened criticism via negative polls and recent gestures of disrespect, the question remains:…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Money-Making Networking Moves For Entrepreneurs

Upgrade your net worth with this strategy

If you’re a small business owner, this networking strategy is tailored for you.

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Can You Sue Google For Ruining Your Business?

Forty-year-old Serbian Crown restaurant says yes, you can

Serbian Crown, a restaurant that once served lion’s meat, is closed, and suing Google for…

By Patrick Austin

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Report: Millennials, Minorities Lead Shift To Digital Banking

Blacks, Hispanics, young people lead growth in mobile, online banking

African Americans, Hispanics, and millennials leaders in mobile, online banking, report finds.

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Caution: FTC Warns Against Pension Advances

Additional costs might not make this such a sweet deal

Many pension advances require that you sign over all or some of your monthly pension…

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Tyler Perry Trademarks ‘What Would Jesus Do’

Box-office mainstay scores a coup in owning the popular phrase

If Tyler Perry is planning to create a ‘What Would Jesus Do’ movie, he can…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Birthday Girl: Malia Obama Receives a Car for Sweet 16

First daughter's latest gift shows signs of new driver at the White House

Malia Obama celebrates her sweet 16 in style with a brand new car for her…

By Courtney Connley

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Andre Harrell Appointed Vice Chairman Of REVOLT TV

He will helm inaugural REVOLT Music Conference in Miami this year

Andre Harrell is now vice chairman of REVOLT TV and will oversee the REVOLT Music…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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How Venture Capital Helps Drive the Startup Economy

5 Ways To Fund Your Startup Without Investors

With bank financing harder to come by, here are vital alternatives

What’s the alternative outside of self-financing? Here are five ways to fund your startup from…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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How Going Green Made This Developer A lot of Green

Why Cedric Franklin built a market leader by developing eco-friendly properties

Harley Stanfield’s projects go beyond real estate and include recycling plants in the Seattle and…

By Alan Hughes

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Black Celebs Dominate Forbes’ ’10 Most Powerful’ List

Who are the most powerful celebrities in the world at the moment?

Black celebrities dominate Forbes’ ‘Most Powerful List’ which includes Floyd Mayweather, Beyonce, Oprah and Dr.…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Fourth of July: Declare Your Financial Independence

Resolve to get your finances in order once and for all

This July 4th holiday, the National Foundation for Credit Counseling is challenging consumers to seek…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Black Mt. Rushmore: What African American Leaders Are On Yours?

Who are the top leaders that would be immortalized in granite?

If there were a Black Mt. Rushmore, what African-American faces should be sculpted and chiseled…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Script of Success: Tech Phenom Catt Small Talks Black Girls Coding, Diversity In Gaming

Thought leader of Brooklyn Gamery and Code Liberation paves her own way, and you can, too.

Intelligent, cool, and charismatic, Catt Small sits down in an exclusive with BlackEnterprise.com to talk…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Target: Leave Guns at Home When Shopping, Please

Gun control groups push big-box retailer to take action

The big-box retailer, Target, has succumbed to pressure from gun control groups to urge its…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Millennial Women Must Save, Prepare for Retirement

Suzanna de Baca of Ameriprise Financial details more on women and money

It’s important to create emergency savings, pay down debt, and lay down the foundation for…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Regulators Offer HELOC Guidance

Guidelines will help lenders and consumers transition

The Conference of State Bank Supervisors and the federal financial institutions regulatory agencies provided guidelines…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Tax Update for Nonprofits: IRS Introduces New 1023-EZ Form

Applying for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status just got easier

The Internal Revenue Service recently unveiled an updated, shorter application to assist small charities with…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Immigration Reform: 5 Things We Learned From Russell Simmons

All Def Digital CEO speaks on the future of policy and diversity in the nation

Russell Simmons, All Def Digital CEO, took to his HuffPost blog to bring awareness to…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Maya Angelou Honored in ‘Because of Them We Can’ Campaign

Young girls recite "Phenomenal Woman" poem

National “Because of Them We Can” campaign is honoring the late Dr. Angelou with young…

By Courtney Connley

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7 Expert Tips to Raise Startup Funds

Try these proven tips from entrepreneurs

Seven successful entrepreneurs offer advice on raising capital for your startup.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Most Consumers Don’t Understand Overdraft Penalty Plans

Pew report shows many don't remember even opting in

Recent report by Pew Charitable Trusts finds that more than 50% of consumers who incurred…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Entrepreneur Describes Risks, ‘Antics’ Of Some Franchisors

Franchise vet talks lessons learned from bad experiences

At the International Franchise Expo, one entrepreneur who’s a vet in franchising talks business lessons…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Pregnant Olympian Alysia Montano Completes Race

Athlete ran 800-meter race just six weeks away from her due date

A pregnant Alysia Montano clocked 2 minutes, 32.13 seconds to finish last at the U.S.…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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BE 100s: 6 Success Strategies for Beating the Competition

Industry leader and ChemicoMays CEO Leon Richardson shares path to growth

Find out how you can grow your small business from industry leader and BE 100s…

By Alan Hughes

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Google Making Phones Affordable For Developing Countries

Android One will adhere to Google's standards and broaden access

Android One phones will adhere to Google’s standards, and get people around the world on…

By Patrick Austin

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Small Biz Spotlight: Google Gets Into Domain Name Game

Search engine giant taking on GoDaddy and other Web-hosting companies

Google, which has launched Google Domains, says 55% of small businesses still don’t have their…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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How Your Personal Credit Score Affects Small Business Lending

Alternative solutions for getting a loan or line of credit

Unlike the CEOs of major public companies, whose personal financial situation has little effect on…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Report: One in Four Consumers Has No Emergency Savings

Are you financially ready for a rainy day?

A recent report by Bankrate.com finds that one in four consumers have no emergency savings.

By Sheiresa Ngo

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6 Ways To Land A Partnership With A Major Corporation

The right deal could jettison your company

Try this strategy to get partnerships for your business and boost success.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Microsoft Doubles Cloud Storage, Slashes Prices To Match Google

A terabyte of storage for seven bucks is just what Microsoft needs to become the go-to cloud service

Microsoft’s OneDrive cloud service will soon offer 15GB of free cloud storage, and increase Office…

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How to Apply Feng Shui to Your Office Space

Learn how a few simple changes to your space can positively alter your work experience.

Is there something that you would like to change at work but don’t know where…

By Yvelette Stines

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[RECAP] Black Enterprise Previews Walmart’s 2014 Holiday Season

Check out what's hot in product offerings for the big-box store

Black Enterprise was welcomed by America’s largest retail store to preview Walmart’s upcoming 2014 holiday…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Are You Contemplating Franchising?

Industry senior vice president discusses challenges, gives tips for success

Industry’s top official gives the low-down on breaking into franchising.

By Richard Spiropoulos

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The Newest Business Model? Pay $26.99 For $20

Washboard offers mail-order quarters for laundry

Washboard is a laundry-based startup with an interesting, confusing twist. It will send you $20…

By Patrick Austin

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5 Good Reasons to Axe a Credit Card Account

Sometimes it's alright to go against the grain

Most credit experts say it’s not a good idea to close a credit account, but…

By Leslie E. Royal

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New Study: Banks Making It Easier for Small Businesses to Get Loans

Banks lending more loans with lower interest rates

With most small businesses being healthier than they were during the recession, banks are making…

By Courtney Connley

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Cool Jobs: Reality TV King Talks Producing Hit Shows for VH1 & Bravo

Carlos King stays on top of his game, expanding brand with own company

Carlos King has worked on shows including the “Real Housewives” franchise and “Love & Hip-Hop.”…

By Daron Pressley

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Where Marijuana is Legal, Dealers prepare to battle Corporate Cannabis

From Budtender To Business Owner: Bringing Black Entrepreneurs Into Emerging Marijuana Market

Ways African Americans can enter and profit

Take a look at ways black entrepreneurs can enter and profit in emerging legal marijuana…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Top 5 Cool Jobs for the Travel Lover

If you like employment that includes jet-setting, this is for you

If you love adventure and never staying in one spot for a long time, these…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Suze Orman Prepaid Debit Card Discontinued

Cardholders are no longer "approved"

If you own one of Suze Orman’s Approved cards, you might have a slightly annoying…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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The Power of Chunking: 5 Steps That Radically Reduce Burnout

Use this strategy to be productive without overwhelming yourself

For all the super-multitaskers, here’s how to set goals and effectively accomplish them, without overwheming…

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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What You Should Know About the Roth 401(k)

Determining when to pay taxes could make all the difference in your retirement nest egg

While many people save for retirement in a 401(k) plan because it lets them defer…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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The Lowdown on Investment Rewards Credit Cards

Weigh the pros and cons before making a decision

Anything that encourages you to save is a good thing. Or is it? Investment…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash

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The Green Goldmine of the Legal Marijuana Industry

African Americans “Deserve” To Cash In On Emerging Marijuana Boom

After decades of disproportionate targeting, blacks can't afford to be left out of emerging weed market

As marijuana legalization gains momentum and spreads across the country it’s time to take stock…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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AT&T Customers’ Social Security Numbers Stolen In Hack

The company wouldn't disclose how many users were affected by the hack.
If you’ve received mail…

By Patrick Austin

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Results of Card Hub 2014 Credit Card Debt Study

Credit information site Card Hub recently released its 2014 credit card debt study.  The study…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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The World Cup Begins!

Billions around the world expected to tune in as Soccer's biggest tournament kicks off

Let the games begin! Ladies and gentlemen, the World Cup is upon us.
It’s fair to…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Obstacles Are the Clothing of Opportunity

Entrepreneur and religious leader T.D. Jakes reminds us that success begins with a single thought,…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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7 Things to Know Before You Write a Book

What I’ve gleaned through writing two vastly different books in two vastly different publishing environments

Here’s what I’ve gleaned through writing two vastly different books in two vastly different publishing…

By Caroline Clarke

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Six Crowdfunding Sites Crucial For Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Now that crowdfunding has gone mainstream which one should you use?

Now that crowdfunding has gone mainstream it could become the source of funding to define…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Actress and Activist Ruby Dee Dead At 91

We honor her legacy as a shining example of Black excellence.

Stage and screen legend Ruby Dee passed away Wednesday (June 11) at the age of…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Baltimore African American Festival Performer: Aaron Fresh

'Performing at the 15 city Teen Island Tour alongside Justin Beiber, My World Tour was an exciting experience'

In the future, expect to see Aaron Fresh on the World Stage singing, acting and…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Stuart Scott Set to Receive Jimmy V Perseverance Award at 2014 ESPYs

Sports anchor is being rewarded for his fights with appendiceal cancer

Scott, who has and is battling cancer, was first diagnosed with appendiceal cancer in November…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Top 5 Cool Jobs for the Free-Spirited

If you fancy flexibility but still must pay the bills, these options are for you

Some of us like to live a life unconfined and full of flexibility. Here are…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Top Seven Apps For Busy Moms & Dads To Help Run Their Small Business

Smartphone and tablet applications for small business owners that will do some of the heavy lifting

Running a small business today can be a herculean task for moms and moms-to-be trying…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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