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NAACP: Two Thumbs up...

A new voting bill signed into law by Massachusetts Governor, Deval Patrick is getting two thumbs up from the NAACP. Under the new early voting law which goes into effect next year, voters will be able to cast their ballots up to 11 days before Election Day. Governor Patrick commented on the...

Vanished Without a T...

#bringbackourgirls protest, Borno state, Nigeria. Courtesy: Nigerianeye.com As we honor and pay tribute to mothers across the country in celebration of Mother’s Day, the lamentations of distraught mothers, sisters and daughters in the west African nation of Nigeria is reaching a frenzied...

How “Money” was the ...

The first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs are over, but the vibrations from all the dramas that unfolded can still be felt reverberating across the league. It was a first round for the ages and could be the most significant first round in the league’s history. After the smoke cleared and...

2012 Best Companies ...

Michael L. Thompson, CEO of Fair Oaks Farms L.L.C., and his relationship with McDonald’s USA demonstrate how the nation’s largest fast-food company makes supplier diversity work. Fair Oaks Farms (No. 15 on the BE Industrial/Service Companies list with $288.7 million in revenues) supplies...

Entrepreneurs: Learn...

Black Enterprise Small Business University Instructor Tina Wells, Founder and CEO of Buzz Marketing Group You want to connect with your customer in a meaningful way, you’ve experimented (some) with social media, you’re anxious to boost the visibility of your business. But how do...

Santa Monica College...

One of the many frustrations of higher education for students is trying to register for a class only to discover that it’s full. According to LA Times writer Carla Rivera, one school is looking to offer a possible solution to the problem. Santa Monica College, a two-year community...

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Congress to Help Bus...

When cellist-singer-songwriter Shana Tucker needed help raising money to release her new debut album, SHiNE, she turned to her fans and to crowdfunding site indiegogo.com. She asked fans to pre-purchase the CD in exchange for perks such as autographed copies, named liner note credits on the CD...

How I Did It: Mikki ...

Beauty expert and entrepreneur, Mikki Taylor For more than 30 years, Mikki Taylor has been a power player in the fashion and beauty industries, enlightening women of color as beauty and cover director at Essence magazine. Having appeared on several television networks and shows, including The...

Wake-Up Call: How a ...

Though the U.S Senate recently voted against President Obama’s $447 billion jobs bill, everyday workers — employed and unemployed — still find ways to push forward, with persistence, faith and a will to remain positive by any means. Despite continuously devastating setbacks, many...