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Quincy Jones Wins $9.42M in Lawsuit Against Michael Jackson’s Estate

The legendary music producer says the suit "was never about Michael"

Quincy Jones was awarded $9.2 million in damages on Wednesday in a legal dispute with…

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Hair Love Charecters (Image: VashtiHarrison)

Director Matthew Cherry Leverages Twitter to Fundraise ‘Hair Love’ Film

Cherry's aim is to promote hair love among young men and women of color

“You don’t see the black family dynamic that often in mainstream animated projects. I hope…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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Prominent Bajan Linguist Who Opposed the Word ‘Negro,’ Dies

Keith Baird advocated the use of ‘Afro-American’

As a result I have an orientation toward most things Barbadian or “Bajan,” as everyone…

By Robin White Goode

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Morgan State Awarded $750K in STEM Grant Funding

Intel HBCU Grant Program part of its Diversity in Technology Initiative

Morgan State University, a historically black college in Baltimore, has announced the award of a…

By Robin White Goode

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The Charter School Debate Continues in Wake of American Federation of Teachers President Controversy

Is the NAACP right to call for a moratorium on charter schools?

I wrote a short piece in the January/February issue of Black Enterprise, the deck of…

By Robin White Goode

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Entrepreneur Launches Hip Online Platform for Tech-Savvy Women

She calls it "the hipper version of LinkedIn"

Dada says the online platform is needed because there is a rising number of women…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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Essence

Time Inc. Plans to Sell Essence Magazine by the End of 2017

The largest magazine publisher in the world says it's seeking a new investor to help "unlock the value" at Essence

Time Inc. announced Monday that it is looking to sell a majority stake in Essence…

By Selena Hill

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Why Some Black-Owned Businesses Fail

And how to avoid these mistakes

Some black-owned business owners fail because they get in their own way, while many others…

By Shakira M. Brown

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These Free, Daylong Conferences Empower Young Women to Succeed

Developed by Soledad O’Brien, PowHERful Enrichment Conferences support diverse girls to and through college

The PowHERful Foundation offers young women in underserved communities the resources they need to succeed.…

By Robin White Goode

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Overcome Fear and Doubt and Go Ahead and Purchase That Franchise!

Tips on buying your first franchise, from a leading franchise expert

That silver bullet that’s going to push you over the line and make you say…

By Nancy E Williams

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roland martin

Roland Martin Launches New Lifestyle Website Called AllThat.TV

The mega media personality says AllThat.TV will enlighten and empower visitors on a range of topics

Roland Martin launched a new digital lifestyle website called AllThat.TV, which promises to enlighten, empower,…

By Selena Hill

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A Checklist to Optimize and Manage Your Professional Online Presence

Remember: your social media activity creates your online brand

Your online presence is just as important as your résumé. If you’re ready to attract…

By Kandia Johnson

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45 Great Moments in Black Business – No. 38: Indecorp Buys a $100 Million White-Owned Bank

This is a true "first-time ever," in black business history

Independence Bank of Chicago becomes the first African American financial institution to acquire a healthy…

By Derek T. Dingle

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O.J. Simpson

O.J. Simpson Legacy Sadly Won’t Include His Savvy as a Businessman and Franchisee

Another facet of the O.J. Simpson tragedy—not knowing what could have been

No one can estimate what fortune Simpson could have amassed or business empires he could…

By Samara Lynn

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Quick Tips to Plan Your Own “Girls Trip” Away From the Office

Rule 1: Make sure everyone gets along

Make it clear that extra guests, children, and significant others are not invited, because this…

By Claudine Williams

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Jay Ellis aka Lawrence from Insecure (Image: Ken Franklin)

Lawrence from ‘Insecure,’ aka Jay Ellis, Talks Tech

What can we expect from Woot-Woot in Season 2?

We met up with Ellis at his new restaurant in Beverly Hills and set down…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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This BE 100s Executive Could Be Up Against Kid Rock for Michigan Senate Seat

James would bring a military and business background to Washington D.C.

“John James has filed a committee with the FEC and is exploring a run for…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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45 Great Moments in Black Business – No. 39: Ronald Blaylock Seals $150 Million Deal

It was unprecedented—a black financial firm negotiated a multimillion deal for Texaco

Blaylock & Partners becomes the first minority-owned firm to serve as lead manager for…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Here’s How the Every Student Succeeds Act Could Help Gifted, Black Students

Honors education programs favor the white and wealthy

Gifted, honors, AP, and International Baccalaureate programs may become more diverse nationwide if requirements of…

By Robin White Goode

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Millennial Savings Trends: Coupon-Saving No Longer a Granny’s Game

Report finds that young professionals making competitive salaries still love a good bargain

Coupon cutting used to be a thing of stay-at-home-moms’ past or your granny’s favorite hobby…

By Janell Hazelwood

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How She Became a Full Stack JavaScript Developer In 5 Intensive Months

My biggest lesson learned was overcoming limitations I had put on myself regarding what I…

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Vetted Organizations and Charities You Can Donate To Help the Victims of Hurricane Harvey

The images and video from cities and towns battered by Hurricane Harvey are heartbreaking—families…

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