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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

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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Women of Power Summit Set to Inspire and Empower

Leaders include Susan Taylor, Beverly Tatum, Ph.D., and Pam Grier set to be honored

Black Enterprise is set to give the highest honor to women who have changed the…

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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…

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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.

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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.…

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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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5 Ways to Market Your Business for the Holiday Season

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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Chef James "JR" Robinson presents a holiday brunch

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's partnership with Luxottica could bring the wearable technology some much-needed style and appeal.

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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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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President Obama held a string of meetings at the White House on Dec. 1 to address the racial unrest in St. Louis.

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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Black Enterprise 100s Business Icon Herman J. Russell Has Died

Business legend built the nation's largest black-owned real-estate and construction firm, and much of the Atlanta skyline

Herman J. Russell, who built the nation’s largest black-owned construction and real estate firm, died…

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Educator Steve Perry Talks Working with Bishop Jakes Leadership Program

Partner says program will teach professionals how to maximize their career capital

Educator Steve Perry talks working with Bishop Jakes and why their new leadership program is…

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Why Everyone Should Care About Net Neutrality

The battle for how data across the Web and access to it is handled rages on

With President Obama in support of net neutrality and the Internet as a utility, now…

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New NSBA Survey Shows IT Cost, Security Major Concerns for Small Business

6 Ways to Monetize Your Brand Presence on Social Media

Entrepreneurs share tried-and-true strategy

Check out a few tips on how you can monetize your presence on Twitter, Facebook…

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9 Motivating Faith Leaders to Follow on Instagram

Follow these inspirational figures to add some positivity to your day

These are 10 faith leaders who have inspirational Instagram accounts and post positive pictures that…

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EMERGE! Fashion Show Founder Talks Bringing Diversity and New Talent to the Industry

Dionne Williams details providing platform for next generation of designers and models

EMERGE! Fashion Show founder talks discovering new talent and adding diversity to the fashion industry.

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$1.7 Billion Raised: Data Shows Pitch Competitions Are Worthwhile

An alternative but viable source for entrepreneurs to raise capital

Since its inception in 2009, SXSW Accelerator (SXSWi’s pitch competition) alumni have collectively raised $1.748…

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Lisa Price, Star Jones, and Melba Moore to Appear on Women of Power TV

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

Lisa Price, Star Jones, Melba Moore and others to be featured on an all new…

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Jeffrey Osborne, Carnival Cruises CEO and More to Appear on ‘Our World’

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

Jeffrey Osborne, Carnival Cruises CEO and more to appear on an all new episode of…

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Apple’s Texting Fiasco Is Now a Lawsuit

Suit claims company violated an unfair competition law and blocked messages

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If you thought Apple’s text-eating iMessage bug was over, think again.
According to Reuters, Apple…

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Alicia Keys Releases Children’s Book

Singer releases first volume in new book series

Singer Alicia Keys has released a new children’s book, “Blue Moon: From the Journals of…

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5 Reasons Vernice Armour is a Power Woman to Watch

Top career boss moves made by Women of Power speaker Vernice Armour

Top reasons why Black Enterprise’s 2015 Women of Power featured speaker, Vernice Armour, is a…

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Talk show host Montel Williams served as a U.S. Marine upon graduating high school in 1974. He was also accepted to the Naval Academy Preparatory school and to the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis. Williams served in the Navy as well.

Military to Mainstream: 10 Black Celebrity Veterans

A look at famous Black men and women who have served our country

Black celebrities who have served our country in the U.S. military

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Celebrity Blogger Karen Civil Donates $41,000 to Haiti

Young entrepreneur donates funds to build a new playground in her home country

Celebrity blogger and entrepreneur, Karen Civil, donates $41,000 to help build new playground in Haiti

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Meet the Winners: Plunge Culture & Creativity Conference Innovation Slam

Two inventors now eligible to attend Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference

Two winners of the Innovation Slam at PlungeCon were recognized for their creative innovations, as…

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President Barack Obama Champions Net Neutrality As A Utility

POTUS pushes for freedom on the World Wide Web

President Obama championed net neutrality today in a statement and video in hopes of fighting…

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Prominent Pastor Myles Munroe and Wife Die in Plane Crash

Nine were reportedly on board in Grand Bahamas tragedy

Prominent pastor Myles Munroe, Ph.D., his wife, Ruth, died in a plane crash in the…

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3 Sage Tips to Overcome Career Setbacks

Failure is a common part of life that should motivate and inspire. Here's why

Whether you’re a professional or entrepreneur, here’s a strategy to help you recover from setbacks.

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Women of Power TV Takes Us Inside the Careers of Executive Tamara Franklin, Actress Vanessa Bell Calloway and More

All new episode premieres this weekend

Women of Power TV hosts Caroline Clarke, Shartia Brantely and Dariany Santana take us inside…

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Obama Expected to Appoint First Black Female Attorney General

Loretta Lynch in the running to fill Eric Holder's spot

Obama administration expected to select Loretta Lynch as new attorney general and first black woman…

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[WATCH] David Oyelowo As MLK Stands Up Against Injustice In New Trailer

'Selma' opens in limited release on Dec. 25, before going nationwide Jan. 9

If you are a cinephile and love biopics then Ava DuVernay’s next project is sure…

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Need That Extra Boost? Follow These 10 Instagram Accounts

For a quick escape via your smartphone, check out these accounts

When you can’t find the motivation to crawl out of bed in the morning, check…

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American Express OPEN Inspires Women Entrepreneurs at CEO BootCamp

Event gathers business leaders and experts to discuss how to grow enterprises

American Express OPEN hosts CEO Bootcamp for female entrepreneurs in New York.

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Death with Dignity: Are You Aware of the Options?

The debate continues on the choice to end one's life

None of us really know how much we can take until we’re faced with an…

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Cory Booker, Re-elected To Senate, Talks Platform for Change

Can New Jersey's first black senator make good on promise for bipartisan solutions?

Senator Cory Booker joins Sen. Tim Scott. as the first African-American candidate voted to a…

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Robert Johnson Announces Launch Of Urban Movie Channel

The founder of BET continues to add to his legacy by introducing his latest venture

Robert L. Johnson, owner of RLJ Entertainment, has launched his latest venture, Urban Movie Channel.…

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[WATCH]: Quvenzhané Wallis and Jamie Foxx In New ‘Annie’ Trailer

Movie represents new take on Broadway and film classic

Quvenzhané Wallis, the star in the upcoming ‘Annie’ remake, belts out the classic tune “Tomorrow”…

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A Loss for Democrats: Republicans Seize Senate, Retain House

Midterm elections saw votes favor new popularity

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The Republican Party now has full control of Congress.
A GOP wave crashed into the…

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Def Jam Partners With RESPECT Magazine For ’30 Days, 30 DJ’s, 30 Mixes’ Project

With iHeart Radio, you can hear history unfold

With us only four days into November, it seems that the celebration for Def Jam…

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Cigar Aficionado: Tres Lindas Cubanas Cigars Sparking Business Success

Partners Yvonne and Yvette Rodriguez detail journey into the industry

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Whether you are a smoker or not, chances are at some point…

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Teen Basketball Star Commits to Division 1 University

Young athlete makes verbal acceptance of offer to attend University of Texas

Eighth-grade middle school basketball star, Deja Kelly, makes verbal commitment to the University of Texas…

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Election Day: Why You Should Get Out and Vote Nov. 4

Need help with the process? We've got you covered

If you aren’t familiar with the voting process or why you should vote this Nov.…

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Twitter Turn Up: 5 Easy Tips for Entrepreneurs to Upgrade Your Presence

Use these steps to boost exposure and gain more customers

Need to expand your marketing power and increase sales with Twitter? Try this strategy to…

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3 Essential Steps to Discouraging Social Loafing

Nip this productivity-stealing habit in the bud with this strategy

Have you ever worked in a group where some members contributed and others did not?…

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Mellody Hobson Shares Tips to Success in Career and Leadership

"Women of Power Summit is a great opportunity to interface with women of color doing great work"

Mellody Hobson prepares for Black Enterprise’s 2015 Women of Power Summit by sharing her tips…

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[EXCLUSIVE]: Jamie Foster Brown Clears the Air About the State of Sister 2 Sister

Publisher says shifting focus to digital will only help with the brand's expansion

In an exclusive interview, Jamie Foster Brown discusses the state of Sister 2 Sister magazine.

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Women of Power TV: Actress Lorraine Toussaint, Jo Ann Jenkins to be Featured

Second episode showing weekend of Nov. 1

AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins, actress Lorraine Toussaint and many more to appear on this…

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6 Black-Owned Natural Beauty Brands You Should Know

These entrepreneurs of color lead brands that are changing the game

With the news of L’Oreal USA acquiring Carol’s Daughter, we’ve rounded up a list of…

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Meet Patricia Cesaire, Co-Host of Our World with Black Enterprise

New season premiers weekend of Nov. 1

Digital strategist and entrepreneur Patricia Cesaire to join Paul Brunson as the new co-host of…

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‘Our World With Black Enterprise’ to Bring Fresh Perspective with Two New Hosts

New season to premiere Nov. 1 with Hollywood hitmaker Will Packer and Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier

New season of Our World With Black Enterprise to premiere Nov. 1 with new hosts…

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Meet Paul C. Brunson, Co-Host of Our World with Black Enterprise

Brunson to co-host new season of Our World With Black Enterprise premiering November 1

With years of media and entrepreneurship experience under his belt, meet Our World With Black…

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9 Black Political Power Players You Should Know for the Upcoming Election

See what black politicians are working to make history in the U.S. government

With the November 4th elections on the way, we’ve rounded up black political power players…

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Voting Impact: Black Turnout and 2014 Midterms Findings Released

The results came out in a report by the Joint Center today

The Joint Center for Political and Economic studies released the results of the Black Turnout…

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How Millennials Can Score in the Game of Wealth Building

Conserve your cash, increase your financial acumen, and invest money in vehicles that produce solid long-term returns

Millennials, when should you start planning for your financial future? Today. Here’s how.

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15 Twitter Reactions to Chadwick Boseman as ‘The Black Panther’

The '42' and 'Get On Up' star joins Marvel in a 5-picture deal

Celebrated actor Chadwick Boseman just scored a big coup with new role as T’Challa in…

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Doing Just What You Love May Be Hurting Your Business

Sometimes you have to take care of the not-so-great tasks to reach the larger goal

Entrepreneurs, focusing your energy on the wrong tasks can cost you productivity and money.

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Entrepreneur David Tarver Shares Tips on Turning Idea Into an Enterprise

A panelist at the 2014 Entrepreneurs Conference, talks top lessons learned in path to making millions

David Tarver, a speaker at the 2014 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference, shares tips on turning…

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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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