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Staring a side business is scary, and most times this will be your first time stepping out on faith but you are not alone. Finding a mentor or someone who has already paved the way can be beneficial in your own success. He or she can offer advice on what mistakes to avoid and what steps to make to ensure success. "Don't be afraid,” says Speller. “Just do it."

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10 Richest African Americans In Congress

A rundown of the U.S. politicians making the most money in the House

Check out this rundown of wealthiest black congressmen and women, based on figured compiled by…

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Power Women of the Diaspora: How Award-Winning Journalist Used Storytelling to Reinvent Career

Adaora Udoji’s curiosity led to career opportunities abroad

Award-winning journalist, Adaora Udoji recognizes the power of other people’s stories to help transform lives—even…

By Kandia Johnson

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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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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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Tina Charles Donates $50,000 to Charity

WNBA Player Tina Charles Donates Half Her Salary to Charity

"It's extremely important as in my past history people have given to me," Charles said

Charles has already raised $48,000 for the Hopey’s Heart Foundation to purchase 100 automatic external…

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Legendary Entertainment and Banking Industry Mogul Don Davis Has Died

Pioneering music producer and legendary entertainment and banking industry giant, Don Davis, dies at 75

Legendary entertainment and banking industry giant, Don Davis has died.
The Wilmore Agency announced that Davis…

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World of Business Ideas: ‘How Ideas For Tomorrow Will Impact Your Business Today’

Tips for Small Business Owners looking to embrace emerging technologies

The 2014 World of Business Ideas on innovation forum wrapped on June 5 inside the…

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The 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Michael Jackson, Inc.

The late, great King of Pop not only had great moves, but excellent business acumen.

Millions of people loved and adored Michael Jackson. His scintillating dance moves, his crisp timing,…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Massive Makeover at UniWorld: Changes Reposition Ad Agency for Digital Age

One of nation's leading multicultural advertising agencies takes bold steps into digital age, changes name, launches rebranding initiative

UniWorld Group Announces Rebrand
The longest standing black-owned agency and one of the nation’s leading multicultural…

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“An African City” Major Players Talk Business, Ghana And More

Nicole Amarteifio, Millie Monyo, and actress Esosa E breakdown getting sponsors, developing Ghana's entertainment hub and, of course, "The Belly Button Test".

Created by Nicole Amarteifo and Millie Monyo, An African City, has hit viral proportions. The…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Charles Payne lands own show at Fox Business network
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Charles Payne Lands New Show on Fox Business Network

"Making Money with Charles Payne" to debut Monday June 2nd, First African American prime-time lead anchor on Fox Business Network

"Making Money with Charles Payne" to debut June 2nd at 6 PM ET
On Monday, June…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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President Obama cut in half patent fees for small businesses and entrepreneurs. For entrepreneurs working on new technologies, consumer products and other inventions, this is an automatic 50% savings. (Source: White House and U.S. Patent and Trademark Office)

Small Biz Alert! Protecting Intellectual Property: Patents 101

Tips on guarding your Intellectual Property and everything you wanted to know about Patents

3. Not fully appreciating the full financial value of its intellectual property. Often, people focused on…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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First-Daughter Malia Attends Prom: Date “Classified”

Malia Obama comes of age, dresses in heels for Prom

Boy, time sure does fly. Why? Well, first daughter Malia recently attended her first prom.…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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New Study Delivers ‘Overwhelming Evidence’ of Racial Discrimination in the Job Market

CEPR: Racial Discrimination a major feature of the labor market, black men without criminal records faring worse than recently incarcerated white men

For millions of African Americans struggling to get a foot in the door in today’s…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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NAACP: Two Thumbs up for Massachusetts’ New Early Voting Law

Gov Patrick: New law expands access to the ballot, makes it easier to register and vote, makes our democracy better

A new voting bill signed into law by Massachusetts Governor, Deval Patrick is getting two…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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West Virginia Senator Jay Rockefeller: Race Colors GOP view of Obama

Sen. Rockefeller: Race Clouds GOP View of President Obama

West Virginia Senator standing by Obama Race Remarks

West Virginia Senator Jay Rockefeller: Race Colors GOP view of Obama
Senator Jay Rockefeller is not…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Life in the ‘Fast Lanes’: How New FCC Vote Could Harm Small Businesses

Federal Communications Commission Vote Could Mean trouble for the "little guy"

The Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) vote last week to allow the new so-called fast lanes…

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Reverend’s Revenge? Can Sharpton Topple Charles Rangel’s Run for 23rd Term in Office?

After years of a simmering political rivalry, Sharpton in prime position to take down Rangel

For the past few decades, the Rev. Al Sharpton and Democratic Representative Charles Rangel have been…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Will Obama Cabinet Shuffle Produce 2016 VP Pick?

Julian Castro to be nominated as HUD Secretary, called Political Rising Star

A small cabinet reshuffle within the Obama administration could have big implications for the next…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Change-Makers by the Bay

A startup incubator with a social spin thrives in Oakland

Impact Hub Oakland is an entrepreneurial incubator and membership-based community with a social spin.

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Total Eclipse of the Art: Why has Nigeria banned its “Biggest” Movie?

Nigeria's National Censor Board Refuses to let "Half of a Yellow Sun" play in Cinemas nationwide

“Half of a Yellow Sun”, the sweeping, epic love story about a central cast of…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Quincy Jones: Michael Jackson’s ‘Xscape’ Release Just a Cash Grab

Jones also Suing Jackson Estate, Sony Music Entertainment for $10 million in royalties, production fees

Photo by Lonnie C.…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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’180 Days: A Year Inside An American High School” Wins Coveted Peabody Award

Teenager defies enormous odds, accepts award on behalf of filmmakers for PBS series about "failing" school

The National Black Programming Consortium documentary series 180 Days: A Year Inside an American High…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Update: U.S. Deploys Troops to Chad in Search of Nigeria’s Missing Schoolgirls

President Obama: These personnel will support intelligence, surveillance missions

#bringbackourgirls campaign rallies continue in Nigeria
The United States has deployed 80 troops to Chad to…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Outrage Growing as scandal at Veteran Affairs Dept. Intensifies

40 allegedly died as result of lengthy waiting times, allegations of falsifying records, President Obama says Behavior is "dishonorable" and "disgraceful"

President Obama speaks out on Veterans Affairs…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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African American Tech Start-Up Wins TAG Business Launch Competition

Young Tech company Monsieur wins 2014 competition with robotic bartender technology, will split $400,000

The Technology Association of Georgia, Venture Atlanta, and the Metro Atlanta Chamber have announced the winner…

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Are You Single? Facebook Adds button to ‘Ask’ for Relationship Status

Mixed Reviews on new Facebook option allowing users to "Ask" about Relationship Status

There’s a new status update from the social media website, Facebook. A new feature allows…

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Small Business Owners Vs Entrepreneurs: Which One Are You?

Experts breakdown differences between Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners

National Small Business Week wrapped up for the year on Friday May 16.
For a week…

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Return of the Mark: Mark Jackson Inks Multi-Year Deal to Return to ESPN

Ousted Golden State Warriors' Coach lands safely, reunites with old Network after losing job

Mark Jackson, Former Coach Golden State Warriors
If you watched game one of the 2014 NBA…

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Once Upon a Time in Shaolin is a Wu-Tang Clan double album that will be available to only one buyer.

Wu-Tang Gets ‘$5M Offer’ for Single Copy of New Album

Fans take issue with groups plan to sell 31-track album to single buyer

Once Upon a Time in Shaolin is a Wu-Tang Clan double album that will be…

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Rising Star? Michael Hyacinthe: 2014 Grad of “Workshop at Macy’s” ultra-exclusive program

Hyacinthe, founder of Fashion has Heart, turns wounded vets' ideas into designs, also created app for badly wounded veterans

The fourth class of Macy’s prestigious and ultra-exclusive minority and women-owned business development workshop…

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Sam’s Club to Invest $2.5 Million in Female Entrepreneurs

Sam's Club to invest more than $2 million to support women entrepreneurs, hails female biz owners as "foundation of middle class"

Sam’s Club has announced a $2.5 million grant from their giving program to grow women-owned…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Black Enterprise Entepreneurs Conference, Columbus, Ohio

Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference & Expo Kicks Off Wednesday

The Small Business renaissance begins in Columbus, Ohio tomorrow when the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference…

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Donald Sterling Verbally Attacks Magic Johnson In New Interview

Sterling: Magic Johnson not a good role model for kids, he should be ashamed of himself

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Embattled LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling took some “malicious”…

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Vanished Without a Trace: Where are Nigeria’s “276″ Missing Schoolgirls?

Nearly a month after girls went missing still more questions than answers

#bringbackourgirls protest, Borno state, Nigeria. Courtesy: Nigerianeye.com
As we honor and pay tribute to mothers across…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Update: Bond No.9 Racism Charges Dropped

Owner: Claims so "blatantly false, insulting and personally damaging" I had to defend against them

We want to update you on a Daily News story we reported on, along…

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How “Money” was the First Round of the NBA playoffs? Nothing but Net.

How the NBA 2014 Playoffs First Round become must-see TV

How the NBA 2014 Playoffs First Round become must-see TV

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White House Correspondents Association Honors Shunned Pioneer Reporter

Tribute finally paid to ace black reporter barred by White House Press Corps

The White House Correspondents Association honored Harry McAlpin, the first black reporter to attend a…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Low-wage Jobs Drive Economic Rebound, Many High-wage Jobs Gone for Good

Economic recovery creating fewer better paid jobs

A new report from the National Employment Law Project, a research and advocacy group, has…

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Update: Army to Review Controversial New Hair Policy that “targeted” Black Women

Army ordered to review controversial new hair grooming policy

Critics complain new Army grooming policy targets black women

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NAACP LA Chapter President Resigns Amid Donald Sterling Scandal

Organization faced scrutiny after plans to award Clippers owner

NAACP’s Los Angeles chapter faced scrutiny for plans to award Donald Sterling amidst racism scandal.…

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Grass Greener in Canada? America’s middle-class no longer wealthiest in the world

One reason given is that Americans get a smaller share of the corporate pie than executives, CEO's get more and the minimum wage still remains the same.

Data shows, while our economy has been growing more rapidly than the economies of other…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Botched Oklahoma Execution: Condemned dies after “43 minutes”

Witnesses say it took Clayton Lockett more than forty minutes to die and he was left writhing in agony on the gurney, eventually dying of a heart attack.

An execution using a lethal injection in Oklahoma usually averaged about six minutes.

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The Possible Punishments for Donald Sterling

Former NBA commissioner David Stern preferred to look the other way, at least as far was we know, in the hopes that Sterling wouldn't do anything major to embarrass the NBA or its financial interests

Silver will more than likely look to the “conduct detrimental to the league” clause where…

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Donald Sterling Will Not Receive Second NAACP Lifetime Achievement Award

L.A chapter of NAACP declines to honor Clippers owner Donald Sterling at 100th Anniversary Banquet

Thankfully the NAACP rescinds its honor

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Guns in Church: Georgia Gov signs “guns everywhere bill”

Georgia governor Nathan Deal signed a new bill that now makes it legal to carry weapons into some schools, bars, restaurants and yes, churches

Governor Deal says the law protects the constitutional rights of the 5 percent of Georgia…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Merrill Lynch’s Racquel Oden Discusses Her Efforts to Diversify Wall Street

Exec looks to increase minority representation in finance

A real wealth-building strategy requires more than just saving and ensuring your portfolio beats benchmarks

By Alan Hughes

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What American Cities Are Growing the Most Jobs?

4 California cities leads the nation in job rate growth

GDP and industrial production has completely recovered and the stock market and exports are at…

By Alan Hughes

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NYC Appoints First Chief Diversity Officer

BE speaks with Carra Wallace on minority contracting

Many minority-owned businesses have long found themselves locked out of contracting opportunities with the City…

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Milestone at Mile High

Construction firm lands largest minority contract in Denver's history

With over 53 million passengers per year, Denver International Airport is one of the busiest…

By Alan Hughes

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Morehouse College President Talks ‘Education Crisis’ Facing Young Black Men

Morehouse president discusses "My Brother's Keeper" and what else needs to be done

The first thing we have to do is recognize that it’s a very serious issue

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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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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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Obama Uses State of the Union to Reset Presidency

President’s proposals seek to strengthen middle class

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

By Derek T. Dingle

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Nelson Mandela dies at 95

Global Icon Nelson Mandela Dead at 95

Mandela had been battling various illnesses

A hero for the world

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President Obama to Meet with Financial Regulators

Dodd–Frank progress will be focus of talks

President Barack Obama is scheduled to meet with financial market regulators to discuss progress

By Alan Hughes

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The Fellowship Open Continues to Inspire Our Future Entrepreneurs

Black Enterprise Teenpreneur Conference shows kids a 'brighter future'

The Fellowship Open has raised more than $800,000 in support of organizations that have made…

By Candace Myers

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Mia Hall (right, with me and Zara Green) is a great example of the kind of person who makes mentoring a rewarding experience.

Mentorship Is Earned, Not Owed

It's about what you're willing to do, not just about what a potential mentor is able to do.

It’s about what you’re willing to do, not just what they’re able to do.

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Brown’s Bold Bid to Become Maryland’s Next Governor

The following excerpts are from an exclusive interview with BLACK ENTERPRISE Editor-in-Chief Derek T. Dingle

His campaign to become the first black to run the statehouse seeks advanced education, minority…

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How and Why You Need to Assess Your Inner Circle

Developing a personal board of directors could be the key to your career or business success and much-needed support

Developing a personal board of directors could be the key to your career or business…

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4 Top Financial Goals to Achieve Right Now

Quickly, a refresher course on what you need to be doing

The earlier you start here the less of a rush you will be in later.…

By Jennifer Streaks

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History! Black Owned Real Estate Firm Purchases NYC Building for $160 Million

Peebles Corp. to acquire iconic office building in downtown Manhattan

Transaction marks the first time an African American owned company has acquired a major commercial…

By Alan Hughes

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Tips for Crowdfunding Your Education Costs

Could you benefit from these strategies?

Here are three sites to consider for crowdfunding some of your education costs.

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4 Ways to Raise a Bad Credit Score

A few simple changes can make a big difference

Here are a few tips for getting an added boost to your credit score.

By Sheiresa Ngo

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A Family’s Story Underlines Need for Financial Resources for HIV and AIDS Patients

Remembering those in need on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Having an illness can create a significant financial burden. In honor of this day, here…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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It’s the middle of January and how many of you are ready to give up on your new year’s resolution of living a healthier lifestyle? Stats show that over 70% drop their resolutions by the 31st. The key to a healthier lifestyle transformation is to integrate small changes, which will make you feel better overall and will lead to more healthy habits. Many try to take on an entire lifestyle overhaul rather than integrating smaller and more attainable goals that will take them throughout the entire year. 

These five tips illustrate ways to help you stay on track to achieving your healthy resolution well into 2012.---Suncear Scretchen

5 Tips to Keep Your Healthy Living New Year’s Resolution

Solutions to help you stay on track to achieving your healthy living resolution well into 2012

Solutions to help you stay on track to achieving your healthy living resolution well into…

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Beyonce, Jay-Z, Share Photos of Daughter Blue Ivy With Fans

Who do you think Blue Ivy looks like?

The Carter’s take to Tumblr to share photos of their baby.

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‘Black in America’: Wayne Sutton, One Year Later

Now an advisor to startups, the co-founder of NewMe Accelertor talks diversity in Silicon Valley

BlackEnterprise.com follows up with Wayne Sutton, one of the co-founders of the NewMe Accelerator, which…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Today’s Business Crisis: Educating Tomorrow’s Workforce

Black Enterprise, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation join forces to address public education

It is due to the critical assignment of repairing our schools that BLACK ENTERPRISE and…

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7 Healthy Tips for the Impulsive and Impatient

BE partner, Frugivore.com shares strategies on how to stay calm, cool and collected during stressful times.

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Warren Sapp Catches a Break in Bankruptcy Case

A federal judge discharged the former sack master from his bankruptcy case

A federal judge discharged the former sack master from his bankruptcy case

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Bettors Feel the Pinch With NFL Refs’ Botched Call

Experts say as much as $250 million changed hands when the wrong call was made

Experts say as much as $250 million changed hands when the wrong call was made

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Want to Break Your Lease? Here’s How to Go About it

While it's not recommend, sometimes you will just have to break your lease

While it’s not recommend, sometimes you will just have to break your lease

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New Software Helps Homeowners Avoid Foreclosure

Stephfan Nurse created a software solution to help home loan modification applicants get approved

The Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) was created to help struggling homeowners keep their homes…

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Three Hidden Credit Card Perks You May Not Know About

When used correctly, credit cards can work in your favor

When used correctly, credit cards can work in your favor

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Small Business is Big Business

Black Enterprise’s 17th Annual Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo Where Deals Are Made

EC panels and presentations hit the mark in addressing the needs of business owners in…

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What it Takes to Recharge Your Career

Two professionals learn that a strong network and a willingness to take risks can lead to stellar career opportunities

What does it take to recharge your career? A big part of it is re-evaluating…

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Amos Winbush III (@CyberSynchs)  	The 27-year-old musician didn’t let a smartphone glitch leave him down and out. Instead, Winbush turned it into a lesson learned—a profitable venture, at that. The CEO of CyberSynchs, a company that allows consumers to sync data between their mobile device and computer, won Innovator of the Year Award at the 2010 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference, as well as other recognitions, such as Inc. Magazine’s “30 Under 30” and Entrepreneur Magazine's "100 Brilliant Ideas" lists. In 2009, CyberSynchs posted revenues of $2 million; 2010 revenues were expected to double the previous year's because of partnerships with Sun Microsystems, Samsung, and Microsoft BizSpark.

CyberSynchs Founder Goes Undercover as ABC’s ‘Secret Millionaire’

The tech entrepreneur returns to his Louisiana roots with the intent to inspire and give back

CyberSynchs founder Amos Winbush III spoke with BlackEnterprise.com about his prime-time debut, giving up his…

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Lessons In Mastery

A technology strategist focuses on driving innovation

“I learned at an early age that the only way I was going to escape…

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7 Deadly Sins of Senior Professionals

Top vices that can derail workplace success of seasoned workers

Wanda Jackson, a senior vice president at The National Urban League — and a 20-year…

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This week, we start our 7 Deadly Sins series, where we cover top mistakes, blunders and snafus of the office, from fashion to communication to management. Follow our series to ensure you don't make the same mistakes, and find ways to correct yourself if you have.

When it comes to entering the workforce, the millennial generation are faced with many challenges. On one hand, they’re eager, determined and tech-savvy. On the other hand, they’ve been labeled as arrogant, pushy know-it-alls.

BlackEnterprise.com talked with two experts on the top seven vices that can facilitate a young professional's career downfall: Calvin Harris Jr., president of Harvin Consulting L.L.C. and Millette Granville, author of The Exceptional Leader:A Quick Guide to Personal Branding and Leadership Development (AuthorHouse; $12). Take heed as Harris and Granville give ways to improve your strategy for ultimate success. ---Jamie Harrison

7 Deadly Sins of Young Employees

These vices could derail a millennial's career early

Experts weigh in on top vices that can facilitate a young professional’s career downfall and…

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As the world turns its attention to the 2012 London Olympic Games, take a look at male power players in the UK's capital, dominating in the arts, business, education and media. ---Octavia Goredema


Hip-Hop Artist, TINIE TEMPAH


Patrick Chukwuemeka Okogwu, also known as award-winning rapper Tinie Tempah, hails from south-east London. His double-platinum debut Disc-Overytopped the UK charts, creating major international buzz.


Founder of the independent label Disturbing London, the rapper has toured with Rihanna and Usher, and performed  at Glastonbury with Snoop Dogg. He has won numerous honors including Best International Act at the BET Awards, multiple Brit Awards, and several MOBO Awards.

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London’s Top Black Men Of Power

These men hold the torch for being industry leaders

As the Olympics brings captivation to London, take a look at UK men who are…

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Jewelers, NATASHA FAITH & SEMHAL ZEMIKAEL


La Diosa jewelry has been worn by the world’s most powerful women including Oprah Winfrey, First Lady Michelle Obama and the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton.


Co-founders Natasha Faith and Semhal Zemikael met while studying at Sir George Monoux college in East London. Faith and Zemikael were inspired to launch their company after traveling the world, learning to make jewelry in Mexico. The award-winning company now operates from an official showroom in London’s jewelry quarter, Hatton Garden.


The design duo also serves as young ambassadors for The Prince’s Trust, a charity supporting the country’s most disadvantaged youth.

London’s Top Black Women of Power

Female professionals changing the game on an international playing field

As the Olympics brings captivation to London, take a look at UK women who are…

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No. 2: Arts. Aspiring artists will face an 11.1% unemployment rate. Generally, non-technical majors have a significantly higher rate of unemployment.

College Degrees with the Highest Unemployment Rates

Here is a list of the top 7 college degrees with the highest unemployment rate in the country at the moment.

Here is a list of the top 7 college degrees with the highest unemployment rate…

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Can’t Find a Job? Going Back to School May Not be Best Idea Either

Restrategizing your search before reinvesting in school might be a better option

If you’re having difficulty in your job search, seeking an advanced degree may not be…

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2012 Best Companies for Diversity

This year, Black Enterprise focused on supplier diversity, because winning contracts to provide products and…

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Turning Athletes Into Angel Investors

Angel Venture Forum launches program designed to help keep millionaire sports professionals from going broke

Pro Athletes Receive Training on How to Become MVP Investors

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How We Compiled the 40 Best Companies for Diversity

Our survey measured companies against four key categories:

Our editors and B.E. Research sent surveys to the top 1,000 publicly traded companies as…

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Job Credit Checks Are Becoming a Thing of the Past

Depending on your state of residence, you might no longer be subjected to a credit check when applying for a job.

You might no longer be subjected to a credit check when applying for a job.

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Yandy Smith on How to be (or Not to be) a Successful Entrepreneur

The music industry manager goes beyond 'Love & Hip Hop' and shares her tips for entrepreneurial success

Music industry manager Yandy Smith, goes beyond ‘Love & Hip Hop’ and shares her tips…

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5 Ways the Affordable Care Act Affects Your Wallet

We sift through the dense text to tell you what the ACA means for your family and your money

5 key points of show the historical Affordable Care Act upheld by the Supreme Court…

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Epic Records’ Astro on Continuing Education & Pursuing Acting

The budding rap star keeps his head in the books while exploring a second career in Hollywood

While working on his debut album for Epic Records, X-Factor’s Astro explains how he juggles…

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Free!! Books of the Week – Business Growth

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A stronger sales force, management team, or new innovations are some of the ways to…

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My Cool Stem Career

The truth is that a STEM degree is whatever you make of it. If you’re…

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Getting to the Heart of Business

As executive vice president for corporate services, Audrey Boone Tillman oversees operations for the divisions…

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Don’t Just Retire Cash Rich, Retire Wealthy

If you start with a $200 monthly contribution at age 25 that earns 6% interest,…

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Leave Justin Combs Alone: Whether Rich or Poor, An Earned Reward is His To Keep

Any wealthy offspring who doesn't embody negative stereotypes should be lauded

The argument that the son of a multimillionaire should return a scholarship he rightfully earned…

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Rising Affluent 2012 – Discount!

Receive a discount registration courtesy of Black Enterprise for the Rising Affluent Advancement and Achievement Conference 2012 hosted at Columbia University.

Are you a young professional looking to advance your career? Mix with like minded peers…

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Black Blogger Month: Karen Civil, The People’s Voice

With access to Lil Wayne and Dr. Dre, this trusted blogger is a every music lovers favorite source for all things music

With KarenCivil.com, this 26-year-old gives hip-hop fans all access to their favorite stars with a…

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Entrepreneurs: Learn How to Create Marketing Buzz for Your Business

Register for Black Enterprise's Small Business University NOW and learn how to build and grow your business! Plus enter for a chance to win more than $50,000 in prizes

Register for the Black Enterprise Small Business University NOW and learn how to build and…

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Are Millennials Doing Enough for Our Community?

Calling out the youth for not upholding the standards set forth by the Civil Rights Movement

Community engagement blogger Ebonie Johnson Cooper puts millennials to task for their lack of social…

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Leading While Learning

It’s McCabe Thompson’s ability to harness perceived challenges as strengths that led her to the…

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Through the years, the Girl Scouts of America has had many exemplary black women among their membership ranks who have learned courage, confidence,  leadership, and civic responsibility and taken those skills to the  achieve success at the top of their industries. From science to  entertainment to media to politics to sports, the impact is undeniable:  Jackie Joyner Kersee, Queen Latifah, Condoleezza Rice, Venus Williams,  Keke Palmer, Tatyanna Ali, Mariah Carey, Florence Griffith-Joyner,  Jacqueline Joyner-Kersee, Marian Anderson, Glenda  Hatchett ... the list goes on and on.


Check out more on the history of the organization as well as seven top business leaders who turned Girl Scouts badge earning into industry bankability. ---Janell Hazelwood

Women’s History Month: 7 Black Business Leaders Who Were Girl Scouts

These women pave the way for other young, black female leaders

From the boardroom to stage, these industry leaders have one thing in common: They all…

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Don Thompson Named CEO of McDonald’s

Donald Thompson has been named CEO of McDonald’s Corp., taking the helm of the world’s largest fast food restaurant chain

Donald Thompson has been named CEO of McDonald’s Corp., taking the helm of the world’s…

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WATCH: Epic Records’ Astro on Life After X-Factor & Being Black History in the Making

The teen phenom explains his rise in fame and plans for the future

X-Factor’s Astro speaks on his relationship with L.A. Reid, debut album on Epic Records, appreciation…

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TWITTER:   I know that this is probably an obvious one, but how do you really engage with Twitter? Do you use it as a personal tool to connect with others? Promote your business? Both? Do you need a personal and business account? I would say, it all depends. I have one account for me personally, which I also use professionally. When my new book, Chasing Youth Culture And Getting It Right, is published in April, I will be using another account for book tweets only. I want to make sure that those messages go to people who want data on youth marketing specifically. So the moral of this story is, know your target market. Your tweets will have a greater impact if you’re really focused on who you’re trying to reach.

SXSW 2012: The Power of ‘Black Twitter’

Kimberly Ellis, commonly known as Dr. Goddess, explains why black people are more than mainstream’s view of “Black Twitter”

In her SXSW panel discussion, “The Bombastic Brilliance of Black Twitter,” Kimberly C. Ellis set…

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Santa Monica College Proposes Controversial Tiered Tuition Fees

In an effort to combat classroom overcrowding, one college considers having students pay a premium for extra classes

Santa Monica College has cased some controversy with a proposed tiered tuition which would provide…

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BEST DOCUMENTARY OF 2011:

CNN’s Black In America 4: The New Promised Land – Silicon Valley. This documentary chronicles the journey of eight entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley in an industry where less than 1% of venture capital (VC) backed startups have African-American founders.

SXSW 2012: Revisiting CNN’s ‘Black in America: The Promised Land – Silicon Valley’

Participants from Summer 2011 class of NewMe describe their experience and provide updates on their progress

CNN’s Black in America / Silicon Valley: Aftermath was one of SXSW’s most anticipated panels…

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Cash Money Records Co-CEO Bryan "Birdman" Williams And Bravado Launch Two Unique Apparel Brands At Agenda: Rich Gang & YMCMB With Lil Wayne

Bryan “Birdman” Williams Talks Music, Literacy & Business

The Cash Money Records CEO reveals how his passion for reading birthed his latest venture, Cash Money Content

With the launch of Cash Money Content, Bryan “Birdman” Williams adds on to his multimillion…

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Reveal of iPad 3 Expected March 7

Fans are eager to get a faster processor, wireless network, and a larger camera on Apple's iPad 3

Apple sent out email invitations for an event on March 7, which blogosphere rumors predict…

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Basketball Wives’ Royce Reed Creates Her Own Reality on Stage

The reality star rebrands herself with budding acting career and series of youth-centered books

Using her notoriety from reality TV, the budding businesswoman breaks into acting with Platanos &…

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BlackPlanet Revamps as Social Aggregator

The once popular social network gets a fresh design and new features

BlackPlanet Next, the new iteration of the 12-year-old mainstay, has been redesigned into a social…

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Facebook Criticized Over Lack of Board Diversity

Social network site develops urban talent through Year Up program, but is that enough when it comes to diversity initiatives?

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is coming under fire for not inviting any women or minorities…

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Twitter Brand Pages Roll Out to All Advertisers

Brands will be able to promote a tweet to the top of the profile timeline

Last week Twitter launched brand pages to all active advertisers on their social media platform.…

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Hi, Hater: Squashing Workplace Beef from Start Can Ensure Less Drama in the End

'Love & Hip Hop' star talks managing and overcoming conflict

This young entrepreneur and reality TV star knows firsthand how interpersonal conflict can affect business.…

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Entrepreneur of the Week: Chental-Song Bembry, The Honey Bunch Kids

Young author promotes literacy through her innovative and entertaining book series

Teenpreneur Chental-Song Bembry launches Honey Bunch Kids, a book series that promotes literacy amongst young…

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White House Conducts 2nd Annual Science Fair

It's not too late for your child to participate virtually

More than 100 students from over 45 states attended sharing their latest inventions — from…

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The Future of Black History: Web Entrepreneur Angela Benton

The serial entrepreneur dishes on what inspires her, and the future of NewMe and Silicon Valley

BlackEnterprise.com spoke to Black Web Media Founder Angela Benton about her success in tech, who…

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Social Media Week 2012: Jermaine Dupri Discusses Global 14

The music mogul-turned-social network creator discusses the power and influence of social media

Jermaine Dupri, a Grammy Award-winning songwriter, rapper, and producer, believes that his high profile and…

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Rebelle Unveils Speak Chic Mobile App

The recently released app gives fashion enthusiasts the power of pronunciation

Just in time for fashion’s busiest season, as designers from New York, London, Paris and…

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Success is not luck. It’s what happens when preparation meets opportunity. And those who begin this preparation process out of the starting blocks tend to acquire key leadership assignments and professional reputations that, in some cases, exceed those of colleagues more than a decade their senior. The female entrepreneurs and corporate executives identified in our latest “editors’ choice” roster—40 Rising Stars 40 and Under—have made moves that have placed them on the path to power and success in business, all before their 41st birthdays.

In consulting the nation’s largest public and private corporations, major trade associations, established entrepreneurs, and senior executives over the past several months, our editorial research team discovered this cadre of remarkable women. They operate within a range of industries and disciplines, including science and technology; advertising, marketing, and public relations; finance; energy; food and beverages; and entertainment. Some run large or significant divisions of their companies and report to a chief executive or division head, others have launched and managed successful independent entities. These women are innovators and influencers, trailblazers and pioneers who reshaped and refreshed disciplines with cutting-edge processes, or transformed ideas into tangible, lucrative products or services.

We chose not to include managers or employees of law firms, unions, nonprofit organizations, or government agencies, or those employed in fashion or the arts, medicine, and education.

Having attained this much power and success early in their respective careers, there’s no telling what groundbreaking achievements the women who made this year’s list will accomplish in coming years. Judging from the drive that put them in their current positions, it appears as if nothing will stop them from reaching the pinnacle of global industry.

40 Rising Stars 40 & Under

Success is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. These women understand that and have all…

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Intel’s Ultrabooks Take World Tour with Will.i.am

The Black Eyed Peas frontman helps market super-thin devices for mobile use

Intel has enlisted the help of Black Eyed Peas frontman Will.i.am to work as their…

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WATCH: NPD Group Analyst Ben Arnold Talks High-Tech Headphones, Tablets and Ultrabooks

The industry analyst discusses what tech enthusiasts should expect to see this year

Ben Arnold, a consumer technology industry analyst, sat down with BlackEnterprise.com to discuss trends at…

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How I Did It: Catwalk Powerhouse J. Alexander Talks Fashion Industry Success

Model-turned-runway-coach took teaching swagger straight to the bank

Model-turned-runway-coach talks longevity in a fashion industry where success can be short-lived.

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WATCH: AndroidTapp.com Founder Antonio Wells Talks Apps

The chief editor discusses Android app potential for products unveiled at 2012 CES

BlackEnterprise.com caught up with Antonio Wells at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show in January.…

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WATCH: Lenovo Brings Portability to Business

New tablets, laptops, and mobile monitors provide great tools for busy professionals on the go

This year, Lenovo’s new products are making a great impression. See exactly how these recently…

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Driven by Design

Opportunities in the design field are greater than they may appear. However, aspiring designers are…

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THE THESPIAN: GENEVIEVE NNAJI This Nigerian actress, known as the "Julia Roberts of Africa," has appeared in more than 60 films since her debut in 1998. A Nollywood A-lister --- and one of the highest paid actresses in the industry --- she won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in 2005, and today is the spokesperson for several international ad campaigns including MUD Cosmetics.

10 International Women of Power to Watch

From entertainment to technology, these women are making a major impact across the globe

These ten women of color are making a major impact on the world at large,…

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An Uncommon Brand: Common Talks Music, Acting and Drake

His full name is Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr.; his stage name went from Common Sense…

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6 Vital Things to Keep Track of on the Job

Early due diligence can guarantee future career success

Taking care of these important tasks on the job early allows you to focus on…

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Singer/Songwriter Ne-Yo Becomes Motown Records Exec

Singer/songwriter Shaffer “Ne-Yo” Smith is having quite a year so far. “Red Tails,” a film…

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Triumphing Over Unemployment: How a Young Woman Made Her Boss Move

Former finance professional beat odds by pursuing passion

Website entrepreneur Kaleequa Rouse decided to beat the jobless odds and strive for her passion:…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Rosalind Brewer Makes History as Sam’s Club CEO

Spelman alumnus is first woman and African American at post

Rosalind Brewer becomes the first woman and African American to hold the CEO position at…

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Andre Hudson, 35, Design Manager for Hyundai America, Los Angeles   

Hudson was the lead designer on the 2011 Sonata, which lead to a 93%  increase in sales year-over-year for the $98.9 billion company. He  oversees exterior design at Hyundai and has also contributed to the Genesis Coupe, the Azera, and the 2009 Nuvis Concept. The College for Creative Studies graduate credits his success to the power of good  design. "Designers have an amazing power because you affect people's  lives every day long after the product has left your sketchpad or  computer; everything you touch was designed by someone. Great design  changes the world." To read more about Hudson, check out the January 2012 issue of Black Enterprise.

BE NEXT: 13 Young Innovators Driving the Business of Design

Check out how this group of innovative BE Nexters (21-35-year-old) are using their passion for…

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Swizz Beatz’s Megaupload Site Shutdown by Feds, Anonymous Retaliates

On Wednesday BE Next told you about the legal battle between Universal Music Group and…

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5 Leadership Lessons Keke Palmer Learned from Queen Latifah

The Joyful Noise star shares life lessons she picked up from the successful businesswoman

Singer/actress Keke Palmer stars alongside Queen Latifah in Joyful Noise and shares the career lessons…

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College Majors that Lead to High Unemployment

A breakdown of how course of study relates to jobless rates

How your course of study relates to joblessness in the market

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POLL: Is Traditional Business Attire Becoming Obsolete?

Reality star Yandy Smith's 'business chic' raises question of office style

The fashion of businesswoman and Love & Hip Hop star Yandy Smith raises a vital…

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Why Anyone Who Uses the Web Should be Concerned About SOPA

What the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) could mean to the way you do business online

Web users beware of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) which will strip people worldwide…

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How to Land a Job in the Financial Industries

Programs like Discover Ernst & Young give people of color jumpstart for careers

Discover Ernst & Young program seeks to diversify the financial industries by giving students first-hand…

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WATCH: Tristan Wilds on George Lucas’ ‘Red Tails’ & Earning Respect

The young actor earns his stripes in Tuskegee Airmen film, which highlights the war heroes' historical impact

90210 star Tristan Wilds shares his experiences working with Star Wars creator George Lucas on…

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4 Ways a Liberal Arts Degree Can Work for You

How earning a general degree can have its perks

How to effectively market skills learned while earning a general degree

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will.i.am Announces New Car Company ‘IAMAUTO’

Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am is once again putting his money where his mouth is…

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10 Side Jobs to Help You Transition into Self-Employment

Earn extra money while prepping to become your own boss

Use these side jobs to help you prep to become your own boss while earning…

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How to Make a Great First Impression

Five steps to ensure you present the best version of you

First impressions can last a lifetime. Here’s how to ensure your presentation is top-notch.

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Did Kanye West Really Create a Twitter Account for His Fashion Line?

You can’t tell him nothing. It looks like Kanye West hasn’t been deterred by…

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4 Don’ts When Sending E-mails in the Workplace

Avoid these common communication mistakes at your job

Here are the communication mistakes to avoid when sending e-mails on your job.

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How to Maximize Your Goal Setting for Career Success

Ways to strategize your next move to land your dream job

It’s vital to set feasible goals and strategize ways to execute for future career success.

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6 Tips for Getting a Job After Graduation

Tackle the job market with confidence after getting your degree

Here’s how to tackle the job market after getting your undergraduate or graduate degree.

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Women of Power

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Motivational Entrepreneur Lisa Nichols Talks How She Reclaims Her Power

Preparing for her appearance at the 2015 Women of Power Summit, motivation guru Lisa Nichols…

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Women of Power Summit: Ten Facts About Susan L. Taylor

Former Editor-In-Chief, Susan L. Taylor, is being honored at Black Enterprise’s Women of Power Summit…

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