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For our January 2011 issue, rapper Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson provides BLACK ENTERPRISE an all-access look at how he has evolved into an entrepreneur extraordinaire. At 35-years-old, Jackson is at the helm of a burgeoning business empire, making deals faster than his hip-hop predecessors. Check out these exclusive behind-the-scenes photos from our Los Angeles cover shoot, and be sure to pick up the January issue when it hits newsstands on December 28.

Behind the Scenes of Our 50 Cent Cover Shoot

Up close and personal with the hip-hop mogul

Take a look at exclusive shots of 50 Cent from Black Enterprise magazine’s January 2011…

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The 2011 Consumer Electronics Show is in full swing and thanks to Technology Editor Marcia Wade Talbert BlackEnterprise.com is in the building. She’s already reported on some of the cool accessories for the road warrior but yesterday came the announcement of two enterprising entertainers getting into the technology business as Chris “Ludacris” Bridges and Black Enterprise cover subject Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson unveiled their brand new headphone lines. However, they aren’t the first celebrities to make noise in the technology arena, so BlackEnterprise.com takes a look back at the other headphone head honchos while also highlighting 50 and Ludacris’ pairs.

Is 50 Cent the Next Ice Cube?

After stirring the hip-hop pot, 50 Cent is expanding his portfolio and making big bucks

The hip-hop mogul-to-be continues to change the game

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POLL: Should 50 Cent Be a Role Model?

The music mogul speaks on his charity work and why his moves outside of music are worth following

For our January 2011 issue, rapper Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson provides BLACK ENTERPRISE an all-access…

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WATCH: 5 Money Management Tips With Mellody Hobson

What young people need to know about investing. (It's not as difficult as you think!)

The Ariel Investments President shares her wisdom on the power of saving and investing.

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Exclusive: What Motivates 50 Cent to Get Rich or Die Tryin’?

And why he refuses to accept any excuses from YOU

“I’m from the bottom, so you got to find another excuse,” asserts Jackson, referring to…

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WATCH: Digital Discussion with Bossip CEO Marve Frazier

The young business woman talks about her rise to the top of the digital empire and new blog launches for 2011

The BE Nexter gives us the inside scoop on how she went from investing $8…

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Exclusive: 50 Cent Responds to Criticism Over Flaunting Money on Twitter

Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson talks his celebrity and trouble with tweets

50 puts his money where his mouth is
For our January 2011 issue, rapper Curtis “50…

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Outtakes with Caroline Clarke: Behind-the-scenes with Nick Cannon

What you didn't know the comedian-turned-Chairman

Ok, I’ll be honest. I didn’t expect much when I went to interview Nick Cannon…

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Start an internship/externship: While you may only be out of school for a month and a half, it is still enough time to gain on-the-job experience with an externship or an internship. If need a jumping off point, reach out to professors, mentors and your network and spread the word that your looking to work over the break. Also, read your local newspaper to find out which companies are laying off workers--they'll be hard pressed to turn down free labor.

5 Winter Break Career Development Tips for College Students

Here are five things you can do this winter break to boost your resume and…

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WATCH: Nick Cannon on Business, Being Taken Seriously & Faking It ‘Til You Make It

The self-described "entrepretainer" shares tips for young entrepreneurs

Blackenterprise.com correspondent Shannon Lanier recently caught up with self-described “Entrepretainer” Nick Cannon, who, at just…

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BlackEnterprise.com caught up with BE Next leaders in finance, entertainment, science, and technology on their favorite reads that inspire them and give them tools to achieve their dreams.

40 Next: Young Leaders’ Book Picks for Success

Top reads of today's BE Next entreprenuers and professionals

BE Next leaders give their favorite books on success and leadership

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Valeisha Butterfield Strives to Empower Women in Entertainment

Founder and Chair of WEEN tells how she turned her idea into a worldwide following

Blackenterprise.com talked with the industry savvy chairwoman about turning her dream into a reality, the…

By Janel Martinez

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Ne-Yo To Be Honored Among ‘Intelligent Performers’

Award-winning singer/songwriter among entrepreneurs and executives recognized for innovation and excellence

Award-winnning singer/songwriter Shaffer Smith, better known by his stage name Ne-Yo, is among the top…

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Military to Mainstream: 20 Resources for Service Members and Their Families

Make the most of these services for active-duty servicemen and veterans

Here are a number of resources offered by the U.S. government and a number of…

By Renita Burns

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UBR Morning Post: ‘Reallionaire’ Motivator Farrah Gray

Bonus content on the entrepreneurs and strategies featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, UBR Contributor Renita Young speaks with Jamaal Williams,…

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Military to Mainstream: 5 People You Need to Know If You’re in the Military

A Who's Who for military resources

Here are five people all active duty personnel and veterans need to know.

By Renita Burns

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What You Could Learn From … Soulja Boy’s Social Media Marketing Success

Using YouTube and Twitter, how a young entrepreneur took his strategy straight to the bank

Despite his controversial missteps, Soulja Boy’s Wall Street Journal talk brings to light social media…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Venus Williams on How to Make Smart Decisions for Your Brand

The tennis champion shares her three guiding principles for success

Williams tells Black Enterprise that she attributes her stellar track record to her parents’ mentorship…

By Tomika Anderson

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The 5-time Wimbledon champ holding one of her trophies

Venus Williams’ Winning Moments

A look at some of the tennis star's more recent triumphs

A look at some of the tennis star’s more recent triumphs

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Drama, Laughs and Insight From ‘The Apprentice’

Recapping our live chats former Apprentice Kelly Smith Beaty

While Kelly is no longer part of the show, here’s a recap of the drama,…

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Tips for Overcoming Sexist Attitudes at Work

Don't let negative views get in your way

I am a woman entering the field of information technology and I feel I’m not…

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Marc Lamont Hill is New Host of Our World with Black Enterprise

Syndicated series returns October 9 & 10

Marc Lamont Hill, Ph.D. makes his debut as host of the nationally syndicated television series…

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5 Qs for Jamilah B. Creekmur: The Business Mind Behind AllHipHop.com

How she increased the company's value to $17 million

BlackEnterprise.com talked with Jamilah B. Creekmur about the business model behind AllHipHop.com

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Business Tips From ‘The Apprentice’ – Task 3

Kelly Smith Beaty, former BE intern and Apprentice contestant, imparts some hard-won business knowledge

You don’t get hand-picked by Donald Trump himself to compete on The Apprentice by accident…

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Economista: 5 Strategies for Getting College Scholarships

Don't apply for scholarships without following these steps

It pays to be strategic with how you look for college financing. Check out these…

By Renita Burns

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Food Biz: Five Tips for Taking Over A Restaurant

Information, advice, and everything an entrepreneur needs to know about the food business

If you take over an existing restaurant or food business you can end up finding…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Green Insider: Preparing Generation Next for Energy Jobs

Eco-friendly resources for businesses and individuals

How do we adequately prepare our youth for the challenge of leading our nation towards…

By Andre Williams

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Kelly Smith Beaty Takes Us Inside ‘The Apprentice’

Former Black Enterprise intern and Apprentice contestant talks about what you won't see on TV

Kelly Smith Beaty, former Black Enterprise intern and The Apprentice contestant, takes us behind the…

By Sonja Mack

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Former Black Enterprise Intern to Appear on The Apprentice, Part 3

Kelly Smith Beaty gets cast on Donald Trumps original televised entrepreneurial competition

Part 3 of our interview with Kelly Beaty, a 30-year-old public relations rep and former…

By Sonja Mack

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Economista: Micro-loans for College Students?

How social loans are becoming a viable source for student borrowers

Companies have been springing up offering a micro lending model to student loans which aims…

By Renita Burns

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Former Black Enterprise Intern to Appear on The Apprentice, Part 2

Kelly Smith Beaty gets cast on Donald Trumps original televised entrepreneurial competition

Part 2 of our interview with Kelly Beaty, a 30-year-old public relations rep and former…

By Sonja Mack

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Former Black Enterprise Intern to Appear on The Apprentice

Kelly Smith Beaty gets cast on Donald Trumps original televised entrepreneurial competition

You prepare yourself for the professional path you want to take in life, but you…

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40 Next: Ouigi Theodore

In celebration of our 40th anniversary, Black Enterprise is taking a look both forward and…

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40 Next: Kehinde Wiley

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40 Next: Tristan Walker

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40 Next: Jason Smikle

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40 Next: Jason Pratt

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40 Next: Hassan & Hussein Iddrissu

In celebration of our 40th anniversary, Black Enterprise is taking a look both forward and…

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40 Next: Duane Jackson

In celebration of our 40th anniversary, Black Enterprise is taking a look both forward and…

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40 Next: Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson

In celebration of our 40th anniversary, Black Enterprise is taking a look both forward and…

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40 Next: Chisa Brookes

In celebration of our 40th anniversary, Black Enterprise is taking a look both forward and…

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40 Next: Andre Hudson

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40 Next: Chekesha Kidd

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40 Next: Nick Cannon

In celebration of Black Enterprise's 40th Anniversary, we recognize African Americans, ages 21-35, who are changing the world of business

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40 Next: Milton & Frederick Ochieng

In celebration of Black Enterprise's 40th Anniversary, we recognize African Americans, ages 21-35, who are changing the world of business

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40 Next: Khary & Selena Cuffe

In celebration of Black Enterprise's 40th Anniversary, we recognize African Americans, ages 21-35, who are changing the world of business

In celebration of our 40th anniversary, Black Enterprise is taking a look both forward and…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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8 Personal Finance Tips for Young Adults

The basic concepts you need to embrace in order to take charge of your financial future

Young adults—in high school or college and just starting a career or a family—have plenty…

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40 Next: Sirena Moore

In celebration of Black Enterprise's 40th Anniversary, we recognize African Americans, ages 21-35, who are changing the world of business

In celebration of our 40th anniversary, Black Enterprise is taking a look both forward and…

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Celebrity Side Hustle: Caron Butler Scores With Burger King

The scoop on the entrepreneurial pursuits of athletes, entertainers and other stars

NBA Mavericks baller Caron Butler talks about why he chose the franchising route and how…

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40 Next: Sheldon Gilbert

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40 Next: Rosalyn Durant

In celebration of Black Enterprise's 40th Anniversary, we recognize African Americans, ages 21-35, who are changing the world of business

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40 Next: Greg Marchand

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40 Next: Leona Locke Dotson

In celebration of Black Enterprise's 40th Anniversary, we recognize African Americans, ages 21-35, who are changing the world of business

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40 Next: Franklin Leonard

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40 Next: Lanesha Anderson

In celebration of Black Enterprise's 40th Anniversary, we recognize African Americans, ages 21-35, who are changing the world of business

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Managing Credit: Keeping Students Out of Credit Trouble

Resources and expert strategies to help you boost, manage and protect your credit history

The final components of the White House’s “CARD Act” took effect last Wednesday. Major portions…

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It’s a Living: Computer Scientist for the FAA

Snapshots of professionals in a variety of interesting jobs

Love it or hate it, we all have to go to work, and each of…

By Sonja Mack

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Style Biz: Chemist Carves Niche with Eco-Friendly Cosmetics

Insider tools for fashion and beauty industry success

BlackEnterprise.com talked with Generation Y chemist and founder of FSL Cosmetics, Kimberly Riley, about her…

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40 Next: Christopher Johnson

In celebration of Black Enterprise's 40th Anniversary, we recognize African Americans, ages 21-35, who are changing the world of business

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40 Next: Ajilli Hardy

In celebration of Black Enterprise's 40th Anniversary, we recognize African Americans, ages 21-35, who are changing the world of business

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40 Next: Michael Seibel

In celebration of Black Enterprise's 40th Anniversary, we recognize African Americans, ages 21-35, who are changing the world of business

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Jackson says the key to fundraising is getting an early start

Nonprofit Insider: 4 Steps to Fundraising for Your Nonprofit

Information and resources for starting and growing your nonprofit

Samuel T. Jackson, founder and CEO of the Economic Empowerment Initiative, provides these four tips…

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40 Next: Latoya Wall

In celebration of Black Enterprise's 40th Anniversary, we recognize African Americans, ages 21-35, who are changing the world of business

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Green Insider: 3 Emerging Green Biz Opportunities

Eco-friendly resources for businesses and individuals

Green sectors like energy efficiency, renewable energy, green urban manufacturing, and sustainable agriculture are all…

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40 Next: Glenn Lamont McMillan

In celebration of Black Enterprise's 40th Anniversary, we recognize African Americans, ages 21-35, who are changing the world of business

In celebration of our 40th anniversary, Black Enterprise is taking a look both forward and…

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Celebrity Side Hustle: WNBA Fashionista Cappie Pondexter

The scoop on the entrepreneurial pursuits of athletes, entertainers and other stars

WNBA All-star Cappie Pondexter talks entrepreneurship and her fashion styling business, 4 Season Style Management.

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Inventors Insider: To Patent or Not to Patent, Part 1

Resources and information for inventors and those aspiring to get a business idea to market

There has been an ongoing debate between inventors about what to do first: get a…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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40 Next: Leea Nash

In celebration of Black Enterprise's 40th Anniversary, we recognize African Americans, ages 21-35, who are changing the world of business

In celebration of our 40th anniversary, Black Enterprise is taking a look both forward and…

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Love & Money: 6 Important Questions to Ask Your Honey

Your guide to managing matters of finance and romance

Here are six money management questions you should ask a love interest before committing.

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Dealing With Debt: More Ways to Finance Your Education

Everything you need to know to tame your debt and keep it under control

More options for managing student loan debt.

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Social Media Insider: Developing Strategy and Securing Backing

Tools, tips, apps and strategies from social media experts and practitioners

Kimberly Stone tells how POSHGLAM became an “IT” website among venture capitalists.

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UBR Morning Post: Entrepreneurial Prodigy Zoe Damacela

Bonus content on the entrepreneurs and strategies featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, UBR Contributor Angelique Westerfield speaks with Zoe Damacela,…

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Home Base: 5 Resources for Women Entrepreneurs

Your guide to running a home based business

With woman entrepreneurs elbowing their way into highly competitive industries, it takes more than a…

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Daisy Purple

Style Biz: How to Get Exposure for Your Designs

Insider tools for fashion and beauty industry success

In the fashion industry, image reigns supreme. The wrong pitch can make or break chances…

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Ariel Investments, UBR Radio Show Fetes “Game Changers”

Ebony Editor-in-Chief Amy Dubois Barnett, entrepreneur Farrah Gray named among Chicago's under-40 black achievers

Recently named Ebony magazine Editor-in-Chief Amy Dubois Barnett and entrepreneurial prodigy Farrah Gray are among…

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Celebrity Side Hustle: Singer LeToya Luckett Talks Retail

The scoop on the entrepreneurial pursuits of athletes, entertainers and other stars

When it came to investing in a second store, finding the right location and having…

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40 Next: Julia-Feliz Sessoms

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40 Next: Roland Fryer Jr.

In celebration of Black Enterprise's 40th Anniversary, we recognize African Americans, ages 21-35, who are changing the world of business

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40 Next: Ninon Marapachi

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Emerging business leaders who are shaping our future

Business is not limited to the boardroom. Social media helped reinforce this. Coupled with adaptability…

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40 Next: Robert Spencer

In celebration of Black Enterprise's 40th Anniversary, we recognize African Americans, ages 21-35, who are changing the world of business

In celebration of our 40th anniversary, Black Enterprise is taking a look both forward and…

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40 Next: Ivy Grant

In celebration of Black Enterprise's 40th Anniversary, we recognize African Americans, ages 21-35, who are changing the world of business

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40 Next: Darnell Henderson

In celebration of Black Enterprise's 40th Anniversary, we recognize African Americans, ages 21-35, who are changing the world of business

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The CASHFLOW Not only can you apply for $10,000 in financing for your upstart but young entrepreneurs can find legal information, info on how to develop a sustainable business, and guides for ensuring great customer service. And there’s a step-by-step guide on how to launch your business.

Top Sites for Young Entrepreneurs

Sites that focus on the young CEO

While most young entrepreneurs are long on passion and short on wisdom, there are a…

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40 Next: Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

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40 Next: Folu Okunseinde

In celebration of Black Enterprise's 40th Anniversary, we recognize African Americans, ages 21-35, who are changing the world of business

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40 Next: Natalia Allen

In celebration of Black Enterprise's 40th Anniversary, we recognize African Americans, ages 21-35, who are changing the world of business

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40 Next: Jamail Larkins

In celebration of Black Enterprise's 40th Anniversary, we recognize African Americans, ages 21-35, who are changing the world of business

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40 Next: Kelli Coleman

In celebration of Black Enterprise's 40th Anniversary, we recognize African Americans, ages 21-35, who are changing the world of business

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The hardest part about being young and trying to navigate the sometimes confusing maze of personal finance is finding the right resources. While there are plenty of helpful books and Websites available, the hardest part is finding them. Check out these money sites that are sure to help Gen Y-ers get a handle on their finances.

Best Money Sites for Young People

Use these Web tools to help you save and budget

While there are plenty of helpful books and Websites available, the hardest part is finding…

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A Lesson from LeBron in Emotional Intelligence

Cavaliers Owner Dan Gilbert's response to James' exercising control over his NBA career amounts to a flagrant foul

Emotional intelligence is the ability to manage yourself and your emotions, and to understand and…

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LeBron James: Income Tax Genius?

Florida has no state income tax. See what James would have paid in New York, Chicago, or Cleveland.

With all the hysteria surrounding “The Decision” that was LeBron James’ choice to leave Cleveland…

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Millennials: The New Breed of American Worker

Betts is one of 75 million people born after 1980 known as Millennials. And though…

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5 Job Hunting Mistakes Grads Can Avoid

Be open-minded about your employment options

The authors of Your Career Game (Stanford Business Books; $24.95), Dr. Nathan Bennett, professor of…

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Luncheon attendees also enjoyed an exclusive performance from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. The dancers performed against a backdrop featuring an image of the late Lewis.

PHOTO GALLERY: The RLF Parties With a Purpose

The Reginald F. Lewis Foundation honors young, successful businesspeople at gala luncheon

The Reginald F. Lewis Foundation honored L. Londell McMillan and Tina Wells, among others, at…

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Tips for Your First Job Out of School

Work strategies and a stereotype you might never have thought of

The book Effective Immediately: How to Fit in, Stand out and Move up at Your…

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Last South Dakota Code Talker Buried

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) — The last of the American Indian code talkers of South Dakota…

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Your Opportunity is Out There! Go Get It!

With unemployment at 9.9%—meaning more than 15 million people are out of work—talk of an…

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It's not just a romantic comedy—it could be your next easy summer side-hustle

Cutting Edge: Odd Jobs That Pay

Part II of the Summer Side Hustle series

With economic times tougher than leather wallets, the line between what people will and won’t…

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Where the Jobs Are: Stylist Takes Hair Flair to White House

Johnny Wright talks Michelle Obama and business of beauty

Johny Wright discusses his climb to success before Hollywood and the White House and offers…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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St. Louis Entrepreneurs Get New Help Launching Businesses

PHOTO GALLERY: St. Louis’ Big-City Feel

An entrepreneur finds opportunity and support in the Midwestern city of St. Louis

As Devin James (above) sought to expand his portfolio of businesses, the native of Memphis,…

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Favorite suit designer Martin Greenfield hand-tailored suits. He’s made suits for the best of them. They’re American made, and you know the suit will still be perfect 30 years from now. They are expensive, quality suits but worth every dollar.

PHOTO GALLERY: Hello, Brooklyn

Ouigi Theodore cultivates a timeless sense of style

Ouigi Theodore, inspired by distinctive fashion that transcends time, sells items in his boutique that…

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Right on Track

An unconventional venture and smart partnership open doors for two brothers

For brothers Jamon and Taj Jones, entrepreneurship is in the blood. “Our grandfather started a…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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2010 Entrepreneurs Conference: A Deal Was Made!

Young business owners join forces at BE Next mixer in Atlanta

I’ve said it before—networking is a powerful tool if done correctly. For Atlanta-based candle maker…

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Young professionals, entrepreneurs and business leaders converged at the nightspot Rare for some power-networking at the Atlanta BE Next Premiere hosted by CNN during the 2010 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference. Above are members of the Atlanta Chapter of the New Leaders Council: Kevin Grimes, Kwanza Hall, Travis Townsend, Jahnisa Tate, Lisa Borders, Menyuan Smith, Amani Channel, and Justin Tanner. (All photos by Lonnie Major)

PHOTO GALLERY: BE Next Mixer at the 2010 Entrepreneurs Conference

Young entrepreneurs converge for some power-networking at the Atlanta nightspot Rare

Young professionals, entrepreneurs and business leaders converged at the nightspot Rare for some power-networking at…

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WATCH: How to Make a Strong Start in Tech

Amos Winbush III, founder and CEO of CyberSynchs LLC, gives advice to entrepreneurs in technology

CyberSynchs LLC CEO Amos Winbush III, winner of the 2010 Black Enterprise Innovator of the…

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I Am Black Enterprise. Are You?

When's the last time you checked out Black Enterprise? You might be surprised at what you find.

Are you on the rise in your company? Have you started a successful one of…

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Eight Mistakes to Avoid While Job Hunting Online

Boost your chances of finding your dream job on the Web

The fact that job-hunting is faster online doesn’t make it any easier. Anyone who expects…

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Bristol Palin Says E-mail Hack Led To Scary Calls

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Sarah Palin’s daughter testified Wednesday against a former college student charged…

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It’s Time to Celebrate Financial Literacy Month!

Here are some great resources to help you boost your money I.Q.

April is Financial Literacy Month! And I want to take a break on our journey…

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Young Entrepreneurs Receive Top Honors

Entrepreneurship education group pays tribute to young business leaders

Young entrepreneurs were honored by the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) at its Dare to…

By Renita Burns

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Mentorship Is as Important as Oxygen

The more career altitude you gain, the more necessary supportive relationships become

While the job landscape has changed with the advent of social media, what a mentor…

By Karen Taylor Bass

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Why We Must Embrace STEM Education

To paraphrase an old saying, it will take a village to make our children employable and our nation competitive.

“To paraphrase an old saying, it will take a village to make our children employable…

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The Transformers

Tech-, science-, & math-savvy young professionals inject innovation and reset the system

On the cusp of change and with the ability to embrace technological advances as fast…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Do You Wanna BE NEXT?

We're spotlighting a new generation of gifted, innovative business achievers. Is that you or someone you know? Tell us all about it!

Black Enterprise is looking for the brightest, current and future corporate professionals, entrepreneurs, and leaders…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Doing Business in South Africa: Call Him Mr. Flexible

Gizmos CEO Greg Marchand stresses thorough planning�and a willingness to adapt

Greg Marchand is founder and managing director of Gizmos LLC, a communication, computer and technology…

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Yohance and Di Yonna Mitchell won a $25,000 grant for their company, Vision Tutoring, based in Rex, Ga. Their business provides high-quality, one-on-one instruction to students in grades 1 through 12. Their services are free of charge to qualified students at eligible schools through a contract secured with the Georgia Department of Education.

Urban Entrepreneurs Series Celebrates 10th Anniversary

2009 business plan competition winners earn $200,000 in grants, for decade total of $1.4 million

Celebrating 10 years of economic empowerment through it’s MillerCoors Urban Entrepreneurs Series (MUES) and Business…

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For some, medicine is a career, but for Fred and Milton Ochieng, it is a mission that has allowed them to bring health to their native Kenyan village where medical care was in short supply. Though that lack of medical care may have contributed to their parents’ premature deaths from AIDs, Milton and Fred turned their grief into a determination that others would receive adequate medical care and live. Fred (l.) and Milton (r.) Ochieng are fulfilling their dream of bringing healthcare to their hometown of Lwala, Kenya. Their inspiration stems from witnessing family members, friends, and neighbors suffer needlessly because there were no medical facilities nearby. “When I was a teenager, I’d see cousins or family members who were ill in the middle of the night,” recalls Milton. “Then, because the nearest hospital was over 10 kilometers away from the village, sick people would have to be either carried on a makeshift stretcher, on a mattress, or pushed in a wheelbarrow to the nearest paved road, four or five miles away.” Sometimes people suffered more than they needed to. Other times, the consequences were more dire. “We had people die before they could get to the hospital,” Milton says.

Images of Health and Hope

Ochieng brothers run healthcare clinic in Lwala, Kenya

For Fred and Milton Ochieng, medicine is a mission that has allowed them to bring…

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Southern University Wins Morehouse Biz Plan Competition

Proposal addressing need for low-income housing in New Orleans takes top prize of $10,000

Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) won the Morehouse College 2010 Business Plan Competition on…

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Jumpstarting Your Personal Brand After Mommy-hood

R&B Singer Monica shares her tips that keep her 'Standing� strong as she re-invents her career

In mommy-hood, how do you re-invent your personal brand to incorporate your new status when…

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Hearing Set In Lesbian Teen’s Suit To Force Prom

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — School officials in a rural Mississippi county told a lesbian student…

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Six Ways to Save

These tips will help you build a cash cushion in no time

Whether you need a professional financial plan or just a “Savings 101” refresher, these six…

By Keesa Schreane

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Investing Rules for Women: Start Early

Sure, investing can be intimidating. And if you’re averse to what can appear to be…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Let’s Talk About Money

If there’s one thing magazine editors love—more than writing and creating content—it’s talking. Whether it’s…

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A Selective Solution

Exclusivity helps a natural haircare system grow

Jane Carter has spent more than 20 years styling hair as a salon owner and…

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BE Next NYC Reception at Moet Hennessy

See who made it out to the BE Next celebration of black entrepreneurs and professionals under the age of 35

See who made it out to the BE Next celebration of black entrepreneurs and professionals…

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BE Next is Now

New York reception celebrates young entrepreneurs, executives and professionals

Black Enterprise held the BE Next kick-off reception, Tuesday, in New York City to celebrate…

By Renita Burns

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They’ve Got Apps for That

Technology is more than a fancy high-definition television, feature-rich cell phone, or cutting-edge video game…

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The Cutting Edge: Uncle Sam Gives Back to Students

Tax credits for textbook purchases expanded

Looks like Uncle Sam has a little treat for cash-strapped college students.

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Who Is Your Woman of Power?

They existed long before there was a Summit. Mine is my mother, Enid Jackson.

As I sit on the Greyhound on my way to Palm Springs for the Women…

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Oil Falls On Bernanke Stimulus Exit Plan

NEW YORK (AP) — Energy prices fell as the dollar rose after Federal Reserve Chairman…

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Smart: No Role In Plotting Husband’s Death In 1990

BEDFORD HILLS, N.Y. (AP) — Even after 20 years, the New Hampshire school aide convicted…

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Shark Attack Victim Died From Massive Blood Loss

STUART, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a man attacked by at least one shark in…

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Cleveland Explosion And Fire Believed Intentional

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland fire investigators say they’ve ruled out an accident as the cause…

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Lawmakers Upset Over Obama’s 2nd Anti-Vegas Remark

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada lawmakers lashed out at President Barack Obama on Tuesday after…

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Long Waits In Utah’s Bid To Comply With Fed ID Law

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (AP) — So packed is the parking lot at Utah’s busiest…

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Sister: Savio Asked, ‘Take Care Of My Boys’

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Former police officer Drew Peterson’s ex-wife was so afraid of him…

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Textbook Move: Ex-Yahoo Exec Becomes CEO Of Chegg

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — A former Yahoo executive is taking over as CEO of…

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Obama Banking Plan Complicates Regulatory Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration’s stepped up demand for tougher restrictions and new taxes…

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Hospital, Doctors Sued Over Late Steeler’s Death

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The family of former Pittsburgh Steeler Dwight White is suing the University…

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Oscars Go Big & Small With ‘Avatar,’ ‘Hurt Locker’

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — “Avatar” is a dreamy space fantasy that has made more…

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A Life Raft for Student Loan Borrowers

Task force recommendation could lessen repayment load

If you’re experiencing financial difficulty, student loan payments can feel like a weight on your…

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1st Primary Of Year To Decide Showdown In Illinois

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois voters groused their way to the polls Tuesday in the nation’s…

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Obama Rips GOP As ‘opportunists,’ Touts Loan Plan

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — President Barack Obama branded Republicans on Tuesday as electoral opportunists more…

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Building Security for Business Success

Savvy CEO tells how to get the most out of your business

Mary Parker, president and CEO of All(n)1 Security, grew her company from one woman at…

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New PlayStation 3 Show Pits Gamer Against Gamer

NEW YORK (AP) — In the reality show “The Tester,” the top prize is a…

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US Attorney Leaves Landrieu Phone Caper Case

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The top federal prosecutor for New Orleans removed himself on Monday…

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Cardinal Financial 4th-qtr Earnings Nearly Double

TYSON CORNER, Va. (AP) — Cardinal Financial Corp., a financial holding company, said Wednesday that…

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Dealers Swamped By Worried Toyota Drivers

NEW YORK (AP) — Toyota dealers across the country were swamped with calls Wednesday from…

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Review: Apple’s IPad Not Just A Bigger IPod Touch

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After just an hour with an iPad, I came away with…

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Quality Connections: How to Use Social Media to Advance Your Professional Brand

Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit panelist LC Johnson teaches women how to brand themselves…

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Legacy Award Honoree: How Charlayne Hunter-Gault Helped Desegregate Schools

Legacy Award recipient and journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault was one of the first blacks to desegregate…

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