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Jamaica’s Plan To Legalize Marijuana Could Open Doors for Black Entrepreneurs

Jamaican bill plans to create licensing authority for farming, distribution and sale of marijuana for…

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7 Creative Ways Entrepreneurs Can Save Money

Try these steps to cut costs yet still increase your bottom line

These creative ost-cutting measures can save your company big bucks.

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Women of Power Summit: Social Media 101 for Senior Professionals

Tech leader and panelist Angela Pitter shares the 5 tough truths and strategy

Social media isn’t just a playground for millennials. Check out tips from Angela Pitter, a…

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Microsoft’s Hologram Headset Could Change Business

Information processing, consumption and enjoyment is 3D, including your TV

Microsoft debuted its HoloLens, a headset that projects digital objects into the real world and…

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The Business Behind Skin Bleaching: 5 Telling Facts

On the heels of Bill Duke's 'Light Girls,' details of prevalent use come back to the forefront

Here are five quick facts you should know about the business of skin bleaching and…

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How the Patriots Helped Make Super Bowl Tickets Cheaper

Dip in prices attributed to 'fatigue' in interest among fans

Due to the New England Patriot’s advancing to the Super Bowl, Super Bowl ticket sales…

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Justice Department to Reportedly Clear Darren Wilson of Civil Rights Charges

FBI investigation reportedly finds no evidence to support charges

Justice Department to reportedly clear officer Darren Wilson of civil rights charges in the fatal…

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How Diversity Drives Performance in Corporate America

We all benefit when everyone has access to a seat at the table

For far too long, much of corporate America has treated diversity as another exercise, disregarding…

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Women of Power Summit: Children’s Education Takes Center Stage

Jhan Doughty Berry, Ph.D., and Muriel Howard, Ph.D., talk test taking and minorities

Black Enterprise’s Women of Power Summit brings child education to the forefront with Jhan Doughty…

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The ‘Big Game’: Fan Stats That Raise An Eyebrow

Google released data on football trends and 2014's Super Bowl

Google released search data around the 2014’s Super Bowl and the most recent football trends.…

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Procurement Statistics Revealed Great Gains for Women-Owned Small Businesses

Entrepreneur Overkill: 7 Reasons Your Business Needs Office Hours

More hours equal more money, but there needs to be a time limit at the office

As an entrepreneur, we work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and sometimes…

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Top Twitter Reactions to President Obama’s State of The Union Address

Twitter reacts to POTUS State of the Union with mixed emotions

Here are the top Twitter reactions in response to President Obama’s State of the Union…

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Five Money Experts Millennials Should Follow

Tips from these gurus could help millennials get a tighter hold of their finances

Though many millennials have access to better education and employment opportunities than their parents, they are still confronted…

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State of the Union Address: White House Gains Key Insights from Everyday Citizens Via Platform

President Obama gains key insight from citizens with engaging place to share opinions

The White House offers engaging platform to get insights from everyday citizens in prep for…

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Wells Fargo’s Katrina Everett Offers Estate Planning Tips

Take step to make sure your estate is in order

The New Year is a a great time to get your finances in order. One…

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Hollywood Producer Stephanie Frederic Talks ‘Light Girls’ Documentary and Colorism within the Black Community

Producer says documentary shows grass isn't always greener on the other side

Producer Stephanie Frederic talks working on “Light Girls” documentary and the need to talk about…

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‘Selma’ Gives Nod To Gay Civil Rights Activist

MLK adviser and mentor Bayard Rustin portrayed in the film by Reuben Santiago-Hudson

Martin Luther King Jr. mentor and advisor Bayard Ruston, an openly gay man, is portrayed…

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9 Social Media Fails to Avoid for Small Businesses

Avoid these mistakes that can cost you money

From not updating your social media account regularly to using automated direct messages, social media…

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The Boss Moves of Martin Luther King Jr.

Take notes on the brave career moves of the most important Civil Rights leader in black history, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

What is your greatest memory of MLK?

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Shark Tank Investor Mark Cuban’s Rules For Startup Success

Do you have what it takes to launch a new enterprise?

Shark Tank investor and billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban shares his rules for startup success.

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Wall Street Project Economic Summit: Black Firms Continue Fight To Manage Billions in Corporate Funds

Rev. Jesse Jackson asserts 'African Americans are now at the next stage of emancipation'

It made perfect sense for BLACK ENTERPRISE to team up with Rainbow Push for this…

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Book Review: The Man From Essence by Edward Lewis with Audrey Edwards

Whether for business lessons or just for the drama, this is one read you'll find hard to put down

Rarely do business biographies offer glamour and Scandal-meets-Mad-Men intrigue that you get from The Man…

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Wall Street Project Summit: Silicon Harlem’s Bruce Lincoln Talks Opportunities for Minorities in Tech

The tech meetup highlighted startups built by minorities

Silicon Harlem co-founder Bruce Lincoln sat down with Black Enterprise to discuss the Rainbow PUSH…

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Exciting News for New Yorkers: Statewide Broadband Access

Governor Cuomo will insure high-speed internet access

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s plan to intact statewide broadband access in New York is now in…

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[Day 2] Wall Street Project Summit: Hip Hop and Sports Take Center Stage

The panel of top industry leaders emphasized the importance of ownership

Owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, Steve Ballmer, and Ed Lover talk business and money…

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Happy Birthday Martin Luther King Jr.: 10 Riveting Civil Rights Moments That Inspire

In commemoration, take a look at iconic moments of activism from the Civil Rights Movement

Today, July 1, marks 50 years since the enactment of the Civil Rights Act on…

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Intel’s $300 Million Pledge: Tech Giant Stamps Commitment to Diversity at Wall Street Project Summit

Business and tech leaders talk programmer parity, inclusion and urban tech boom

At the 18th Annual Rainbow PUSH Economic Summit, leaders in technology pledged millions to fighting…

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Reflecting on Selma: 8 Iconic Women Activists, Past and Present

These female powerhouses' work bettered humanity

In the height of “Selma” and honoring Dr. King, we are reminded of eight women…

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[Part 3] Doing Business in Africa

What you need to know about opportunities in the next business frontier

In the third part of the feature ‘Doing Business in Africa’ successful entrepreneur Tony Elumelu…

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Black Enterprise Releases Top 40 Best Companies for Diversity List

Publication unveils top enterprises nurturing inclusion at Wall Street Project Economic Summit

Black Enterprise reveals the top companies that successfully embrace inclusion and diversity.

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[Part 2] Doing Business in Africa

What you need to know about opportunities in the next business frontier

In part 2 of this series, Black Enterprise explores growth potential and areas for enterprise…

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Black Business Execs Raise Funds For Free ‘Selma’ Screening For Students Nationwide

New York City free screening offer now expanded to select cities nationwide

Following the free screening of “Selma” for NYC students, Paramount Pictures is expanding the offer…

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President Obama Proposes Tuition-Free Community College

New proposal is a part of POTUS plan to create a more educated American workforce

President Obama announces the America’s College Promise proposal, which will provide a tuition free education…

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Black Enterprise Accepting Entries for 2015 Small Business Awards

The honors a major highlight at the Entrepreneur’s Summit

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Black businesses should be…

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“Purpose & Pearls” Kicks off Women of Power Summit

Black Enterprise expands on the New Year tradition of burning the unwanted

The power in burning the unwanted is often at the center of New Year traditions.…

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Actress Tasha Smith Confirmed for ABFF

Seasoned actress to teach workshops at American Black Film Festival

Actress Tasha Smith is confirmed to teach an acting master class at the 2015 American…

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7 Creative Ways to Cover Conference Expenses

Boost your marketability by using these tips to ensure you network toward success

Conferences can be expensive, but you don’t have to go broke to upgrade your marketability.…

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How to Use Social Media To Offer Savvy Customer Service

Incorporate a strategy that includes more than promotion and distribution

Given the enormous power of social media, there’s virtually no excuse not to create impeccable…

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Another One Gone: Twitter Mourns The Loss Of Antonio Martin

Facts are muddied, but anger is deeply present

Angry clashes have sparked again, this time in Berkeley, Missouri, which is just miles from…

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IRS To Auction Off Money Owed To Darryl Strawberry

You can get paid if you have $550,000 to put down

Former MLB star Darryl Strawberry owes money to the IRS, so in order to collect,…

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AARP Life Reimagined Survey Finds Money Buys Happiness

Will more cash make you content?

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Does money buy happiness? A recent survey shows that money can indeed make you…

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[RECAP] Twitter Chat: NBA All Stars—The Next Generation and The Future

BE Sports Biz and The Shadow League talk top sports news

Black Enterprise and the Shadow League held a Twitter chat on the NBA, discussing the…

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Hennessy Honoree: 3 Savvy Branding Tips from Daymond John

Shark Tank co-star and streetwear pioneer awarded with 11th annual Privilège Award

Shark Tank investor and streetwear pioneer Daymond John offers 3 branding strategies for small business…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Drake Promises To Rebrand The Toronto Raptors By 2016

Global ambassador says they will change the game

The performer known around the world as Drake promised to rebrand the Toronto Raptors for…

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The Sports Résumé: The Best Season for Your Football Coaching Job Search

Take heed to these tips on ideal strategy for getting the gig

If seeking a position within a football coaching staff at the high school or collegiate…

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President Obama Makes History, Calls on Only Female Reporters at News Conference

POTUS becomes the first to only acknowledge women journalists at White House

President Obama becomes the first president to call on only female reporters at a White…

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Muhammad Ali In Hospital With Pneumonia

The 72-year-old former champion is expected to make a speedy recovery

The former three-time heavyweight champion, Muhammad Ali in hospital suffering from pneumonia. The popular pugilist…

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Holiday Relaxation: 10 Awesome Caribbean Resorts to Explore

From adventure to romance to seclusion there's a hotel that is the perfect fit

Whether for leisure, adventure, romance or seclusion there’s a hotel that is the perfect fit…

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

5 Apps to Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

With these tech tools, there's no way you'll miss goals in 2015

No excuses. These tech tools will help you stay on track with your goals for…

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6 Perfect Work-From-Home Jobs for Family-Focused Women

Have the best of both worlds with these stay-at-home jobs

These jobs are ideal for family-focused women and stay-at-home moms who want to maximize time…

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LeBron James Taps Local Northeastern Ohio Heroes In New Nike Shoe

King James honors exemplary leaders from the city in a major way

LeBron James, taps 12 local northeastern Ohio heroes to honor with a customized Nike shoe.

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Civil Rights Group Starts Petition to Get Sony Executive Fired

Color of Change petitions to get Amy Pascal terminated for leaked email comments

Civil rights group, ColorOfChange.org, has started an online petition to get Sony executive, Amy Pascal,…

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[RECAP] Twitter Chat: Real Talk on Millennials, Diversity and Today’s Business Landscape

Rev. Jesse Jackson and Lincoln Stephens weigh in on top issues

Black Enterprise hosted a Twitter chat: Real Talk on Millennials, Diversity and Today’s Business Landscape…

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Decoded: What’s Your Favorite Holiday Film?

Here are seven classics that earned the most and least at the box office

Here are seven classic holiday films with black casts that earned the most and the…

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Camille Cosby Breaks Silence In Released Statement

Entertainer's wife asks, "Who is the victim?"

Bill Cosby’s wife, Camille Cosby, finally releases a statement pertaining to the sexual allegations flooding…

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From Prison to Purpose: 3 Steps to Owning Your Power

Find the key to unlock the door of determination and encouragement

Entrepreneur Lucinda Cross details how prison taught her valuable lessons about the human spirit and…

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BE Launches New Women of Power Website

WOP online shares inspiring news on women and business

We can hardly wait for the Women of Power Summit in March, and judging by all…

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Miss Jessie’s Co-Founder Titi Branch Dead At 45

There's no official confirmation on how she passed away

Miss Jessie’s co-founder Titi Branch, 45, has died. No confirmation on cause of death, however,…

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18% of Consumers Say They’ll Never Get out of Debt

Will you be in debt for the rest of your life?

Do you feel like you’ll be be paying off your mountain of debt forever?

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Black Lives Matter: Staffers Walk Out of Congress in Protest

Effort reportedly spearheaded by Congressional Black Associates

Congressional staffers walked out in a hands up protest after grand jury decisions in Eric…

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Beverly Johnson Writes Essay Saying Bill Cosby Drugged Her

The legendary supermodel explains her incident in Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair published an essay from supermodel Beverly Johnson where she discloses an incident with…

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CFPB Announces New Rules for Medical Debt Collection and Reporting

Bureau cracks down on medical debt reporting practices

If you have an outstanding medical debt on your credit report, then you understand the…

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DeVon Franklin, CEO Tammy Williams and More to Appear on Our World

Hosts Paul Brunson and Patricia Cesaire get insights from today's leading executives and entrepreneurs

Columbia Pictures executive, DeVon Franklin, CEO Tammy Williams and more to appear on this weekend’s…

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Black Wealth: 4 Top Billionaires of Africa

These business tycoons' hard work paid off in a big way

Here are four leading African billionaires Africa who have built empires.

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Where Are They Now: 7 Powerful Business Leaders Who Changed the Game

Find out what these 'Future Leaders to Watch' of 1995 are up to today

Find out where these top “25 Future Leaders to Watch” are today. Were predictions correct?

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[WATCH] Black Lives Matter: Millennial Leader Takes Dynamic Stand with ‘Dear America’

Princeton student Alex Ford urges youth to unify in working toward changing America

Princeton student, Alex Ford, discusses race, justice, police brutality and the concept of American equality…

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Cuba Gooding Jr. to Play O.J. Simpson In ‘American Crime Story’

Created by Glee's Ryan Murphy, show first of several in a series

The life and times of O.J. Simpson returns to the small screen as Ryan Murphy…

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Roc Nation Sports Partners with Fox Sports for ‘Throne Boxing’ Event

First card to happen Jan. 9 at Madison Square Garden

Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports will deliver ‘Throne Boxing’ to the world via their deal…

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Black Enterprise and Film Life Inc. Join to Form ABFF Ventures

Partnership set to expand resources and platform for black filmmakers and actors

ABFF Ventures is the new equity partnership between Black Enterprise and Film Life, Inc.

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Justice Department: Michael Brown’s Death a Homicide

Federal report marks the third autopsy done in the case

Newly released findings from a Justice Department autopsy rules Michael Brown’s death to still be…

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Business Titan and Innovator William Mays Dies at 69

The "King of Chemicals" built one of the largest minority-owned companies

Business titan William Mays died on Dec. 4 at age 69 in Indianapolis. He leaves…

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4 Easy Apps To Manage and Track Your Money

Get a great start on the New Year with these resources

The best mobile solutions for your finances can help you monitor your bank account, and…

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Three Things That Trigger a Hard Credit Inquiry

Tips for managing your credit

If your New Year’s resolution is to improve your credit, then you’re probably wondering which…

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AT&T Business Circle Offers Entrepreneurs Business Tips and Resources

Small business owners will gain inspiration and solutions from fellow enterprising professionals

AT&T’s Business Circle is a digital hub providing resources for small business owners to come…

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20 Young African Power Women of 2014

These millennial leaders are sure to inspire you

Forbes reveals list of 20 Youngest African Power Women for 2014.

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How to Manage Hidden Holiday Costs

Hold on to more of your money

You love the holiday deals but you’re not so in love with those unexpected costs.…

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White House Announces New Action Plans to Prepare More Students for College

Obama administration announces 600 new action plans to help students attend and graduate college

Obama administration works with educational leaders to create new action plans to prepare more students…

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Cheers to Holiday Party Etiquette

Take heed to these tips to ensure you have a great time without losing your job

These office party nuances can have lasting impact long after the holidays are over.

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Small Business Owners predicate a bounce in Holiday Sales

OneUnited Bank President Teri Williams Talks Holiday Money Management

Take charge of your money for a less stressful New Year

During this time of year, you may be facing a lot of stress when it…

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Twitter Eulogizes Eric Garner With #ICantBreathe

Shocked and dismayed, public unites behind a human rights cause

Another grand jury verdict, another sad tragedy. Twitter eulogizes the late Eric Garner with the…

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Young Leaders: Karen Civil Talks Fighting Female Stereotypes in the Hip-Hop & Media Industries

Branding strategist gives tips for success for young women

Brand strategist and entertainment professional Karen Civil shares how young women can succeed in male-dominated…

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‘Beyond the Lights’ Director Talks Career and Purpose

Gina Prince-Bythewood opens up about career and discrimination

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Gina Prince-Bythewood, the talented writer and director behind Love & Basketball and Beyond the Lights,…

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Justice Department Discovers Pattern of Excessive Force by Cleveland Police

The city and department agree to invoke changes

The Justice Department and the city of Cleveland will join to reform the division of…

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Tonya Lewis Lee, Sheryl Lee Ralph and More on Women of Power TV

All-new episode of female empowerment and inspiration to air this weekend

Tonya Lewis Lee, Sheryl Lee Ralph and more to appear on a new episode of…

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Small Businesses Favor Minimum Wage Increase says National Poll

Chicago Lawmakers Vote for Minimum Wage Increase

City council votes to increase minimum wage rates to $13 by 2019

Chicago’s City Council votes to increase minimum wage to $13 by the middle of 2019

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Grand Jury Decides Not to Indict Officers in Eric Garner’s Death

Unarmed man's death ruled a homicide, but policeman will not face charges

The police responsible for killing 29-year-old Eric Garner will not be indicted, according to a…

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Cool Jobs: Charlamagne Tha God Talks Finding His Voice And Successful Career Transitions

Power 105.1's notorious host talks expanding his brand and advice for up-and-comers

Outspoken radio personality Charlamagne Tha God details his rise through the ranks in radio and…

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For the intellectual in your life, pay for the registration fee for a conference (like our Women of Power Summit, February 23-26, 2011).

4 Holiday Gifts to Empower Women

Check these ideas that can add enrichment to any lady in your life

Check out these ideas for the leading women in your life, from empowerment to life-changing…

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Holiday Tipping: How Much Should You Tip?

Are you giving enough?

You want to show your appreciation for their help, but what dollar amount is appropriate?

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Reports: Sony Refunds Consumers After Misleading Advertisement

FTC busts the tech company for claims involving functions of PS3 and PS Vita

Sony settles charge with FTC and refunds customers after misleading advertisement surrounding the PS Vita…

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Nielsen Study: African American Income, Education Exceeds Expectations

Watch out for Dangerous Toys on Store Shelves

Use caution when shopping for children's toys

If you plan to do some holiday shopping for the children in your life, be…

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President Obama to Invest in More Police Body Cameras

White House creates new initiative to fund 50,000 body cameras for police officials

President Obama to invest in more police body cameras and law enforcement training

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Caregivers Spend $20,000 on Loved Ones with Alzheimer’s

Caring.com finds women majority of those looking after relatives with the illness

Family caregivers spend $20,000 or more a year on loved ones with Alzheimer’s according to…

By Essence Gant

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UMass-Amherst and Temple University End Relationship With Bill Cosby

Comedian steps down from his position at both universities

University of Massachusetts-Amherst and Temple University end their relationship with alumni Bill Cosby.

By Courtney Connley

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5 Unique Ways to Celebrate the Holidays

Upgrade your holiday experience with these savvy ideas

Feel like you’re in a holiday rut? Try these tips to upgrade your experience.

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Small businesses step up their support for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

World AIDS Day: ‘Growing Up Positive’ Talks Race and Living with the Disease

Two women tackle issues, challenges and triumphs in the film

Yasmin Shiraz and Still Eye Rise Media present “Growing Up Positive,” a film about living…

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Reports: GOP Staffer Elizabeth Lauten to Resign After Comments on Obama’s Daughters

Republican staffer engaged in cyber bullying Sasha and Malia Obama

According to reports, Republican staffer, Elizabeth Lauten, engaged in cyber-bullying with Sasha and Malia Obama.…

By Kevin L. Clark

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The 10 Biggest News Stories of 2014

Let’s take a look at the top moments from this year

There are the ten biggest news stories of 2014, from the disappearance of the Malaysian…

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Decoded: Top Celebrity-Owned Liquor Brands

Check out a breakdown of entertainers who raised the bankability of spirits

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Celebrities and liquor endorsements have been synonymous since the days of Prohibition, and in…

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UPDATE: B. Smith, Reported Missing, Found in New York City

Past Women of Power Legacy Award winner dealing with Alzheimer's

Restauranteur, author and TV host battling Alzheimer’s last seen Tuesday, Nov. 25.

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How to Get Rid of Junk Mail and Telemarketers Once and For All

Stop annoying emails and phone calls for up to five years or forever

Get rid of junk mail and telemarketers with these quick and easy steps.

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[REACTIONS] Colleges Across the Nation Rally After Grand Jury Verdict in Michael Brown Case

Student leaders and educators stage peace protests and rallies

College students and administrators across the country gather for peaceful protests in their local cities

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#NotOneDime: Activists Demand Boycott of Black Friday

After grand jury decision in Ferguson, some urge consumers not to shop on big day for retailers

After grand jury decision in the Michael Brown shooting case, activists on social media are…

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Author and Motivator Lisa Nichols Inspires During Social Media Event

Author and Women of Power Summit speaker shared powerful advice to participants

Lisa Nichols inspired participant during her tweet chat with Black Enterprise, detailing her latest business…

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Decoded: 6 Made-For-TV Biopics and Why We Loved (or Hated) Them

As the public awaits the Whitney Houston film, check out this breakdown of past hits

With Lifetime’s Whitney Houston set to debut in 2015, here’s a breakdown of six other…

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Al Sharpton Responds to Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

Activist makes it clear that the decision will not be the end in a fight for justice

Rev. Al Sharpton traveled to Ferguson to hold a press conference in response to the…

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Seven High-Tech Gadgets to Spruce Up Your Thanksgiving

Why mop the floors when a robot will do it for you?

<p>Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and families are traveling far and wide to feast…

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Susan L. Taylor Talks Mentorship and Passing on a Legacy via CARES

'You have to live your passion in order to have a life that’s worth living'

Sharing tips on passing on a legacy and the need for mentorship, Susan L. Taylor…

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Social Media: Sports Leaders React to Grand Jury’s Decision in Michael Brown Case

Several offer support and encouragement to the family and other young men of color

From Serena Williams to Lebron James, check out sports leaders response to last-night’s grand jury…

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Tyler Perry On How To Find Success After Failure

5 ways to overcome the fear of failure and learn life lessons for entrepreneurs

Starting a business it tough, staying business is even tougher. The fact remains that about…

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Iconic Artist and Humanitarian Annie Lee Dies at 79

The internationally acclaimed woman was known for her faceless paintings

Artist Annie Lee passed away on November 24th at age 79, leaving behind her daughter,…

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Darren Wilson Can Still Face Consequences Despite Grand Jury Decision

Officer in teen's shooting death can still face other federal and state investigations

Despite the grand jury’s decision to not file charges against Darren Wilson, the officer can…

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ICBA Urging Local Shopping for Holidays

Organization advocating for consumers to keep the money in communities

Community banks and the ICBA encourage local shopping for the holiday season.

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Study: Men and Women Equally Guilty of Impulse Shopping

The need to for instant gratification gets the best of us all

A CreditCards.com report reveals that three in four adult Americans have made impulse purchases.

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[REACTIONS] Aftermath of Jury Decision in Michael Brown Case

Public opinion ranges from indifference to outrage to support of Darren Wilson, who will not face charges

Image: FacebookA grand jury in Ferguson, Mo., decided tonight that Darren Wilson will not face charges…

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Darren Wilson Will Not Be Charged in Michael Brown Shooting

Prosecutor Robert McCulloch says jury found 'no probable cause'

A grand jury in Ferguson, Mo., has decided Darren Wilson will not be indicted in…

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Impress Your Guests With a Holiday Brunch

Celebrity chef James "JR" Robinson shows you how to put a new twist on usual gathering

Hell’s Kitchen contestant chef James “JR” Robinson shows you how to throw a holiday brunch…

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TMZ’s Marion Barry Headline Sparks Change.Org Petition

Outrage ensues after popular news site calls deceased leader, 'Crack Mayor'

Popular Website TMZ facing backlash after publishing questionable Marion Barry headline.

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Google Glass Stores Closing Down

Is waning support to blame?

Google’s flagship Glass stores are potentially shutting down, and could spell doom for the wearable…

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Should Darren Wilson Be Negotiating Resignation From Ferguson Police?

Main suspect in Mike Brown's death wants out

With the grand jury soon to offer their verdict, all eyes are on Darren Wilson,…

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Is Your Business Ready for the Busiest Shopping Days of the Year?

Check out these stats and get in gear

The holidays are a great time to play catch up and celebrate with family and…

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Former Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry Dead at 78

Leader triumphed over drug scandal and served communities for decades

According to reports, former Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry has died. He was 78 years…

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Living Single: 5 Easy Money-Saving Tips for Young Adults

What other money saving tips can you think of? Share below

Living single in your 20′s? Help maximize your funds by trying these five easy money…

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My Fab Finance’s Tonya Rapley Celebrates Black Enterprise Cover

Rapley uses networking celebration event to educate millennials on finances

Black Enterprise October cover subject, Tonya Rapley, host celebration event in New York City.

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On Nov. 20, Black Enterprise celebrated 'The Good Life,' with a special VIP event in New York City, sponsored by Lexus.  The special interactive mixer hosted top influencers and entertainers, who detailed what it took to take their careers and lives to the next level via power networking and an exclusive Google hangout. Top-rated Power 105 radio host Angela Yee, seen, left, with Our World with Black Enterprise host, Paul C. Brunson, was the featured power woman who hosted an in-vehicle experience and chat.

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[PHOTOS] Black Enterprise and Lexus Celebrate ‘The Good Life’ With Industry Influencers

Black Enterprise hosted a special VIP event in New York City to celebrate “The Good…

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School Districts Create Emergency Plan in Preparation of Ferguson Verdict

Schools take precautionary measures in the event that more protests take place

Ferguson school districts create emergency plan in preparation of Darren Wilson and Mike Brown case…

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9 Business Competitions for Young Entrepreneurs

Youth can sign up to win thousands in cash and prizes for their enterprise

These competitions encourage young enterprising innovators to show their talent.

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Professor Linda Hill, Jacquette Timmons and More to Appear on Women of Power

An all new episode of female empowerment and inspiration to air this weekend

Harvard professor Linda Hill, financial expert Jacquette Timmons and more to appear on an all…

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Nate Parker, Entrepreneur Dawn Fitch and More to Appear on Our World

Hosts Paul Brunson and Patricia Cesaire gets insights from today's top business leaders

An all new episode of Our World with Black Enterprise features actor Nate Parker, entrepreneur…

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RECAP: Who’s Who of Entertainment Gather to Celebrate ‘The Good Life,’ with Lexus

Black Enterprise hosts lifestyle event in the heart of Chelsea, New York City

Black Enterprise hosted The Good Life event, sponsored by Lexus, gathering top entertainers and influencers…

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HERMAN RUSSELL

Paying Tribute to Atlanta’s Master Builder, Herman J. Russell

Russell forged a legacy as a master businessman and mentor who inspired several generations of leaders in business, politics, and beyond

In Nov. 15, America lost a great man and one of the most iconic black…

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Obama’s Step-Grandmother Travels to U.S. to Promote Education in Kenya

Sarah Obama says she wants her work with helping children to live on after she is gone

President Obama’s step-grandmother travels to the U.S. to promote modern education in Kenya

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5 Savvy Books for Black Entrepreneurs

Here are the must reads for aspiring African American capitalists

These are the five books that every African American entrepreneur should have in their library…

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Where to Watch Makes Legal Movie Viewing Easy

The MPAA project is an interesting attempt at curbing piracy

Where to Watch is the MPAA’s attempt at helping consumers find content legally and through…

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Karen Civil Talks Haiti Donation, Fighting Fears and Taking Career Risks

Entrepreneur opens up about the power of giving back

Celebrity blogger and entrepreneur, Karen Civil, talks philanthropy, fighting fears and taking career risks.

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New York Teen Gives 45 African Girls an Education by Selling Headbands

Young entrepreneur makes a difference in communities abroad

New York teen uses hair accessories business to fund the education of underprivileged girls in…

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10 Motivation Career Insights from the Bible

Check out these powerful scriptures for any challenges climbing up the ladder

These ten inspirational verses from the Bible, known as the world’s best-selling book, inspire…

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[PERSPECTIVES] African Americans Seem to Have Lost Their Way in Major League Baseball

'All it takes is a glove and bat to get started'

In the last 20 years, African American kids have been mostly steered to basketball and…

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Misty Copeland to Mentor Young Ballerinas in New Oxygen Series

Renowned ballerina will serve as executive producer of new Oxygen show

Renowned ballerina, Misty Copeland, lands new docuseries on Oxygen

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United Nations Hosts Women’s Entrepreneurship Day

Organization brings together female entrepreneurs in 144 countries Nov. 19

On Nov. 19, the UN celebrates female entrepreneurs of 144 countries.

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Lisa Price, Angela Yee, MC Lyte and More to be Awarded by WEEN

Event set to honor and empower women in entertainment

The 4th annual Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network Awards will be held today, Nov. 19,…

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Bob Marley’s Family Helps Launch Global Marijuana Brand

Family works with private equity firm to expand business and cultural legacy

Rita Marley, widow of music legend Bob Marley, has helped launch a marijuana brand with…

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Cool Jobs: HGTV Realtor Talks Taking Her Business International

Christian Ross details how she's become a trusted leader in the housing market

Young real estate agent talks taking her business beyond the Atlanta area and into international…

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16 Startup Competitions for Boosting Your Business

Step up your capital-raising game with these options

Check out this list of 16 startup competitions to win funds for your businesses.

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How Ngozi Opara Is Transforming Black Hair & Beauty Culture

Entrepreneur offers extension options for women to wear natural curls and coils

Ngozi Opara, founder of the Heatfree Hair Movement, is offering options for women who wear…

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Gratitude for Entrepreneurs: 3 Reasons to be Thankful You Took the Leap

Need a bit of motivation to keep going? Look no further

It’s November and you already know what that means. Fried turkey, pecan pie, and of…

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How to Manage Finances for Senior Family Members

Finance leader Carla A. Harris shares insights on healthcare and cost-of-living planning

Finance leader Carla A. Harris shares how to manage finances for the elderly.

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Obama Administration Offers Extension for No Child Left Behind Act Waivers

POTUS educational policies set to extend beyond his presidential term

Obama administration issues No Child Left Behind Act waiver renewals to states

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Twitter Celebrates Black Love As Solange Knowles Marries Alan Ferguson

Jay Z, Beyoncé and Blue Ivy were present for New Orleans wedding

New Orleans was a hotspot as Solange Knowles got married at the Marigny Opera House…

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Study: Student Debt and the Class of 2013

Students are attempting to dig themselves out of debt.

The Project on Student Debt at the Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS) released…

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Women of Power Summit: Social Media 101 for Senior Professionals

Social media isn’t just a playground for millennials. Check out tips from Angela Pitter, a…

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Women of Power Summit: Children’s Education Takes Center Stage

Black Enterprise’s Women of Power Summit brings child education to the forefront with Jhan Doughty…

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