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Jesse Jackson Jr. Scandal: 3 Lessons on Career Integrity

At the end of the day, ethics and honesty lead to long-term professional wins

Three lessons to take away from Jackson’s downfall to ensure the same mistakes aren’t made…

By Courtney Connley

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Decoded: It’s A Different World Without TV’s Favorite Cast

Black Enterprise delves into the lives of cast members from A Different World.

Black Enterprise takes a look at the cast members of A Different World after they…

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Why you Should Avoid Prepaid Debit Cards at all Costs

The benefits of prepaid debit cards can often appear attractive

Companies peddling prepaid debit cards often use celebrities to target consumers.

By Jennifer Streaks

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Helping Bodegas and Barbershops Get Environmentally Friendly

Program helps small business recognize the benefits of going green

New organizations are helping small businesses like bodegas and barbershops become ecofriendly

By C. Daniel Baker

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Here to Stay? Group Hopes to Help Black Businesses Stay in Harlem

New program hopes to be a lifeline to small businesses in Harlem

“We need to generate and support as many entrepreneurs as we can because they are…

By C. Daniel Baker

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From Bedroom Kandi to Gospel Kandi: How to Balance Alter-Ego Jobs

What to do when your career aspirations are polar opposites

Many professionals have diverse talents and passions, leading to multiple gigs. But what if they’re…

By Jamie Harrison

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5 Common Social Media Myths for Business Debunked

Social networking myths exposed

BlackEnterprise.com debunks 5 common social media myths.

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Film Femme Fatales: Top Black Women in Hollywood

These directors and producers add unique flair to storytelling

Adding their unique voices and creative spin on storytelling, these producers and directors are kicking…

By Courtney Connley

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Naomi Campbell: From Ripping the Runway to Producing TV Shows

Legendary Supermodel Naomi Campbell has gone from running the catwalk to producing TV shows like "The Face"

Have you seen the show?

By Darralynn Hutson

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4 Ways to Go From Bench Warmer to Game Changer in Business

Business advice on how to reinvent yourself, and your vision

In life and in business, the terrain is always changing. Here’s how you can adapt…

By Marjorie Perry

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Primetime Power Women: 4 Female Phenoms in the TV Business

These producers pave their own lane to get the coveted green light

These women prove they can get the coveted green light, whether it’s VH1′s hit “Love…

By Courtney Connley

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Jay-Z Signs Publishing Deal With Warner Music

Jigga is soon to have more control to his entire catalog

Mr. Carter’s working relationship with Jon Platt dates back to 1996.

By Darren Sands

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It’s Not Just About Tweeting: Top 5 Coolest Social Media Jobs

As Social Media Week winds down, check out what it takes to get the hottest gigs

It takes more than just tweeting to be a social media professional. Here’s a list…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Real-World Influence 

The new algorithm is making social networking prowess less of a big deal. In addition to factoring in your actions on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and other networks already included, Klout now uses information from Wikipedia.

“We had to figure out how to balance the real-world influence with the online influence,” said Klout founder and CEO Joe Fernandez. “We still lean more toward the online influence but now your real-world influence is coming more and more into play.”

Read more at Mashable…

18 Notable (Black) Social Media Moments

From Whitney's passing to #hoodiesforTrayvon, see the top social media moments

With Blacks at the helm of social conversations, BlackEnterprise.com takes a closer look at the…

By Winston Ford

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Whole Foods Advertises Chicken Using Image of Obama

Whole Foods Advertises Chicken Using Image of Obama

Sign was removed after complaints by customers

Using the President to sell chicken usually ends poorly

By C. Daniel Baker

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For Blacks at Red Lobster, a Nexus of Novelty, Nostalgia

Darden Restaurants is banking on a brand refresh nearly a decade in the making to rebuild Red Lobster, but will loyal black dollars be essential to the turn around?

African Americans, long a loyal part of Red Lobster’s consumer base, experience a relatively new…

By Darren Sands

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5 Reasons the Obamas Should Bring the 2024 Olympic Games to Chicago

After a failed bid for the 2016 Games, Chicago is an early favorite among U.S. cities to land the Olympics. Make no mistake: the Obamas can bring it home, in their case, literally

After a failed bid for the 2016 Games, Chicago is an early favorite among U.S.…

By Darren Sands

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Although Vick’s VapoRub suggests applying its topical ointment to the chest and throat, this staple of Black medicine cabinets has been applied directly to the nose almost since its creation over 100 years ago.

Get Well Soon: Remembering Our Grandparents’ Go-To Remedies

Black Enterprise takes a look at the Black community's most sought-after remedies.

As Black History Month continues, Black Enterprise takes a look at some of our grandparents…

By Amber McKynzie

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Eddie Long Sued By New Birth Congregants Over Ponzi Scheme

New Birth says it is hoping former parishioners will recoup lost funds

Eddie Long is the target of a suit filed in Dekalb state court in January.

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Quincy Jones Launches Music Education App, Playground Sessions

Famed music producer co-created music version of Rosetta Stone

Music legend Quincy Jones launched a new music education app Tuesday called Playground Sessions.

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Life is But A Dream: 4 Smart Lessons From Beyoncé’s Documentary

The 'Queen' of bossmoves teaches a thing or two about career growth and longevity

With an insanely successful career, the Destiny’s Child front=woman teaches a thing or two about…

By Courtney Connley

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Battle of the Sexes: Are Women More Self-Conscious in the Office Than Men?

Researchers say caring a bit too much about perception can be damaging

A study found that females in offices are more self-conscious about office perceptions of them,…

By Jamie Harrison

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Errors in Your Credit Report Can Cost You

A new study sheds light on a trend that could affect millions of Americans

Beware of how errors, no fault of your own, could be affecting your credit.

By Jennifer Streaks

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Tupac Shakur’s Estate Signs Deal With Jampol Artist Management

The firm represents Otis Redding, Michael Jackson and others.

Afeni Shakur, the rapper’s mother, promises to “release his complete body of works”

By C. Daniel Baker

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4 Tips for Vending with Square From Conventions and Festivals

Repeat Square user provides best practices for using electronic payment service

Business owner Karla Spencer-George provides fellow vendors with tips for using Square.

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Style Suite: Over-the-Knee and Work-Friendly

Not just for after five, the OTK boot works in and out of the office

Over-the-knee (OKT) boots aren’t just for after five. You can make them a chic and…

By Kéla Walker

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Why Can’t we Celebrate Black History Year?

Why not do it all year?

Why not do it all year? Why can’t we celebrate Black History Year?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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New Report Claims Almost a Third of Americans are Mortgage Free

Retirees comprise largest group of mortgage-free homeowners

This demographic of America is free from a mortgage obligation.

By Ashley R. Harris

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3 Tips for Managing Your Business’ Reputation on the Web

How to stay on top of your online presence

BlackEnterprise.com outlines how you can manage your business’ online reputation.

By S. Lynn Cooper

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Time to Change the Game: Knowing When to ‘Pivot’ Your Career

Music industry CEO Aaron Arnold shares secrets to successful transition

Music Is My Business CEO Aaron Arnold details how you can go about making that…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Jesse Jackson Jr. Used Campaign Funds for Rolex, Furs; Faces Federal Charges

Former congressman could be facing jail time

Jesse Jackson Jr. is facing serious charges.

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Is a $9 Minimum Wage a Possibility?

President offers plan to increase workers wages by $3,500 annually

The president laid out a plan to raise the minimum wage.

By Ashley R. Harris

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Chubby Checker Suing for $500 Million Over App Name Flap

Rock and Roll superstar doesn't take kindly to the crude app

Singer suing over curious app.

By Ashley R. Harris

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Hater Much? 8 Ways to Handle Career Sabotage

How to fight deliberate acts of ruin in the office

You don’t have to let the wicked efforts of a coworker keep you down. Here’s…

By Courtney Connley

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Four Smart Things to Consider Before Pursuing a Web Degree

Consider the pros and cons of online education

With today’s programs being more reputable and easier to access than ever, take into account…

By Courtney Connley

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Monster Beverage Changes Label, No Longer a Dietary Supplement

Dietary supplements are directly regulated by the FDA

Move comes as lawmakers ask the FDA to look into the safety of energy drinks.

By C. Daniel Baker

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The Boss Moves of Dr. 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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Not a Morning Person? 6 Apps That Make Mornings a Little Brighter

Applications that make the am grind a bit easier

Six apps that will make your morning more manageable.

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Q&A: Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, CEO of Green For All

A conversation with one of the leading thinkers in the green economy

FYI: There’s plenty of room for African Americans in the emerging green economy.

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Tech Startup of the Week: Boomdizzle Gives Aspiring Artists a Platform for Collaboration

Renaissance man LL Cool J co-founds an online community

Black Enterprise chose LL Cool J as this week’s Tech Startup of the Week because…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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MJ vs LJ: 4 Reasons LeBron James’ Brand is Now Beyond Comparison

Stats alone should put comparison talk to rest

These stats put the constant comparisons to sleep between the Heat player and the legendary…

By Courtney Connley

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How to Bring Out Your Inner Gangsta for the Job Hunt

Pew study shows millennials more motivated during search---and you be can too

A Pew study shows millennials work harder to gain employment. Here are three ques you…

By Jamie Harrison

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US Airways, American Airlines Agree on Merger

A deal, close to being done, is still subject to scrutiny

The deal would be among the largest mergers in U.S. history.

By Darren Sands

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Is Los Angeles Reneging on Reward for Dorner’s Capture?

Slain cop's bounty may go unrewarded

The saga surrounding Chris Dorner only continues after his apparent death.

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When it comes to social networking sites, LinkedIn is not viewed as one of the most exciting platforms (thanks to the ability to “pin,” “tweet” and “Facebook” nearly any aspect of life), but it is definitely one web-based network you should invest your time in. In fact, there’s a bevy of functions that are raising the stakes, allowing professionals to stay connected with others in and outside of their spheres of influence, access applications and remain up to date on the latest career-related news. Mashable outlines five capabilities you should familiarize yourself with and maximize on LinkedIn:

Dos and Don’ts of LinkedIn Leads

Ways to generate leads on the professional network

To digitally network and generate leads on LinkedIn, BlackEnterprise.com detailed what you need to do…

By S. Lynn Cooper

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[VIDEO] Paul Carrick Brunson Asks: Joint or Separate Accounts?

Can you avoid the financial pitfalls that come with deciding?

Paul Carrick Brunson poses a question facing couples everywhere.

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Ariel Investments John Rogers Talks Diversity, Business in Our ‘Impact Players’ Series

Rogers explains that he became interested in investing at a young age

Ariel Investments CEO John Rogers sits down with Reuters Impact Players host Robert Wolf in…

By Black Enterprise

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Will Police Departments Finally Fix Workplace Racism Issues?

As minority officers speak out, Dorner case shines yet another light on discrimination

Christopher Dorner murder case shines yet another light on racism in law enforcement, from the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Coffee Barista Fired After Insulting Customers & Boss Online

Coffee Barista Fired After Insulting Customers and Boss Online

Barista insists the snarky blog was "satire"

Can you be fired for what you do anonymously off the clock?

By C. Daniel Baker

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All-Star to Tech Star: Why Black Athletes Need to Get in the Startup Game

Athletes-turned-startup founders call for a transition from the stadium to the Valley

Startup founders, Ryan Nece and Garrett Johnson, make a case for African-American athletes and their…

By Garrett Johnson

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Small Business Associations React to State of the Union Address

Associations generally agreed with the President's speech

The president touched on several topics close to owners, including sequestration

By C. Daniel Baker

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Do You Share the Same Money Values as Your Mate?

3 questions to help you get the money talk started

In time for Valentine’s Day, tips for starting the money conversation with your romantic interest.

By Patrice C. Washington

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4 Ways to Raise a Bad Credit Score

A few simple changes can make a big difference

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

By Sheiresa Ngo

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3 Ways to Weigh In During the State of the Union Address

The State of the Union goes interactive, let your voice be heard

BlackEnterprise.com highlights 3 ways you can make your State of the Union much more interactive.…

By Janel Martinez

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From Top 40 Hits to Hollywood: 5 Black Actors Who Made a Successful Switch

These entertainers made the winning leap into becoming thespians

An accomplished singer, Jennifer Hudson has made major strides in Hollywood as well. (Image: File)
Recently,…

By Courtney Connley

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The U.S. has almost singlehandedly created an economy of its own creation.

U.S. Buys the Most Drones in the World, Spurs Billion Dollar Industry

Drones are as costly as they are controversial

Controversial military initiative costs billions, makes money for aircraft makers.

By Ashley R. Harris

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Check Out Our Black History Month Featured Content, Sponsored by MassMutual

Check out our daily quotes, facts, features and galleries of Black History Month content.

You will find a plethora of content that informs you on not only the past,…

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President Obama to Host Second Google Hangout

The president to hold a Fireside Hangout on Thursday

Two days after delivering the State of the Union address to Congress, the president will…

By Janel Martinez

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Why Swiping Your Debit Card Has Increased Risk

Increased regulations aren't fool proof against fraudulent activity

Even with added security measures, using your debit card has serious risk.

By Darren Sands

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Zuhairah Scott Washington founded Kahnoodle, an iPhone/iPod app to help couples have fun while working on their relationship.

Tech Startup of the Week: Kahnoodle, An App to Keep Love Alive

Zuhairah Scott Washington employs gamification to teach couples how to make each other happy

Black Enterprise’s Tech Startup of the Week is Kahnoodle, an iPhone/iPod app that uses gamification…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Mountain Dew Enters the Energy Drink Market with "Kickstart"

Mountain Dew Enters the Energy Drink Market With “Kickstart”

PepsiCo hopes to break into the $8 billion dollar energy drink market.

Even as soft drink sales have decreased, energy drink sales rose 17% in 2011 according…

By C. Daniel Baker

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You Make Me Better…Most Iconic Black Business-Celebrity Relationships Ever

Which of these couples is your favorite?

Ossie and Ruby, Will and Jada and more

By Mia N. Hall

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Credit card usage is on the rise, new data says.

Tips for Choosing the Right Credit Card for You

A little planning and research can go a long way

How do you tell what credit card is best for you?

By Jennifer Streaks

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Are We Tiring of Apple?

According to Wall Street, possibly

Are we seeing the beginning of the end of Apple’s reign?

By Ashley R. Harris

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Black Founders’ HBCU Hackathon Tour Exposes Students to the Art of Hacking

Organization hosts first-ever hackathon for HBCU community in Atlanta

The first HBCUHacks event took place in Atlanta at Hypepotamus, an entrepreneurial startup and collaboration…

By Terrance Gaines

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Historic Black Enterprise Magazine Covers: Blacks vs White Women in Executive Suite, Sept. 1980

Check out one of our historic Black Enterprise Magazine covers which focuses on white women and African Americans in corporate America.

Check out today’s cover

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Mo’ Shade and No Tea: How to Slay the Rude Monster in Your Office

As Chief Morale Officer, you can get ride of bad behavior with ease

Rudeness is on the rise in offices, according to research. Here’s how you handle inappropriate…

By Jamie Harrison

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Create a Platform for your Business

The Internet is run primarily by four platforms: Amazon, iTunes, Google, and Facebook.  The valuable lesson that I’ve learned about this is that owning a platform is critical in developing a sustainable business strategy.  What is a platform? According to Phil Simon (author of The Age of Platform), a platform is defined as “an extremely valuable and powerful ecosystem that […] scales, morphs, and incorporates new features, users, customers, vendors, and partners.”   A platform gives entrepreneurs a greater opportunity to scale their business for sustainable growth. For example the NewMe Accelerator (Angela Benton and Wayne Sutton), TechStars (Brad Feld and David Cohen) and The Lean Startup (Eric Ries) are great examples of platforms that were developed by entrepreneurs.

NewME Accelerator Announces Pop-Up Tour Schedule

Starting in our nation’s capital, the pop-up tour will hit 8 cities

Kicking off in Washington, DC, NewME Accelerator announced its eight-city tour on Wednesday.

By Janel Martinez

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5 Money Tips: Snowstorm Nemo Edition!

Extreme weather calls for extreme money-saving measures

Don’t get buried under the snow with no money to spend!

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Financial Planning for College Doesn’t Have to Be Intimidating

With proper planning and budgeting, paying for college doesn't have to drain your finances

Make sure you’re not letting the process of saving for your child’s education intimidate you.

By Ashley R. Harris

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Congressional Budget Office: Economy to Pick up Steam in 2014

The Congressional Budget Office forecasts the economic climate

A positive outlook is on the horizon.

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“666″ on Tax Form Causes Christian Worker to Quit His Job

"666" is commonly associated with the devil

Worker felt the number on his tax form went against his Christian faith

By C. Daniel Baker

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Just Stop It: 5 Failing Job-Seeking Habits You Need to Break

A tough market can breed desperation. Don't ride the bandwagon

From abusing social networks to being a persistent pest, these five habits could keep you…

By Courtney Connley

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Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 6th

On every single day of Black History Month this February, we will provide you with a daily fact.

Check out the facts.

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4 Lessons From Successful Social Media Ninjas

Tips to tackling social media like a pro

BlackEnterprise.com spoke to several social media savvy folks to get their take on the precision…

By S. Lynn Cooper

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

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

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

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Career Lessons You Can Learn from Beyonce’s Winning Super Bowl Deal

Be inspired by the platinum-selling diva's stellar boss moves

Four lessons Beyonce has taught us all about how to stand the heat in our…

By Courtney Connley

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Love & Tech: 48% of Single Women Research Dates on Facebook

Recent Match.com survey shows women engage in pre-date research--and Facebook is their source of choice

Match.com, which asked over 5,000 single and married people about their dating habits, revealed 48%…

By Janel Martinez

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Historic Black Enterprise Magazine Covers: Black-Owned Farms, May 1978

The editors of BE developed a groundbreaking cover story on the “black land drain."

Check out the latest cover.

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On-Field Super Bowl Celebrations Were a Huge Boon for Times-Picayune

Thanks to retirement, photo is one for the ages

But the Times-Picayune, an award-winning newspaper, controversially switched to publishing just three times a week…

By Darren Sands

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How to Turn Less Lucrative College Majors into Winning Careers

Leverage knowledge in any field into high salary potential

Check out how you can leverage knowledge in any field to increase your marketability and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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By the Numbers: Ray Lewis Ends 17-Year Career as a Champion

Take a look at a snapshot of professional highlights

Check out a breakdown of professional highlights for 17-year NFL veteran and Super Bowl champion…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Reddit Raises $10,000 for Security Guard Who Tased Woman

Mall security rewarded for his efforts

Reddit joins forces to reward Internet hero who tasers unruly patrons at an Atlanta mall.…

By Ashley R. Harris

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Why Does Budweiser Want to Buy Corona?

If Budweiser bought Corona, they'd control 46% of beer sales in the United States

Department of Justice says Budweiser’s attempt to purchase Corona is a threat to American Beer…

By C. Daniel Baker

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In 2011, tech co-founders Mike McGee and Neal Sales-Griffin started Code Academy, a 12 week program to teach people how to build websites and mobile apps.

The Starter League to Train Chicago Teachers on Web Development Curriculum

Chicago-based startup partners with Chicago Public Schools and the City Colleges of Chicago

The Starter League (formerly Code Academy), a Chicago-based beginner-focused software school that teaches people how…

By Janel Martinez

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5 Ways to Profit From Investing in the “Obama Economy”

Right now is the best time for you to invest.

The stock market has gotten off to a rip-roaring start this year. And right now…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Oprah’s New Book Club Pick: First-Time Author Ayana Mathis

Her debut novel the Twelve Tribes of Hattie gains massive national readership

Have you read the book?

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Fill it out NO matter what 	Never second-guess your decision to fill out the FAFSA. Regardless of your family’s income, filing out the document qualifies you to receive various forms of financial assistance. According to a Minnesota Office of Higher Education report, in 2007-2008, of the 8.4 million students who did not file a FAFSA, an estimated 2.3 million students were estimated to have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC)—the amount of money one’s family is expected to pay toward his/her college education per year—that would have made them eligible for a federal Pell Grant, with 1.1 million potentially qualifying for a full Pell Grant.

White House Tech Inclusion Summit Unveils Private-Sector Initiatives to Bridge Gap in STEM

Follow up to the Tech Inclusion Roundtable sets foundation for change

The White House Tech Inclusion Summit, which took place at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building…

By Janel Martinez

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How to Protect Your Most Valuable Career Asset

Tips to ensure a priceless professional resource isn't compromised

Time is money, but it is also happiness, rest, achievements and once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

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How to Deal When you Make More Money Than Your Mate

Is there a way to avoid this issue in relationships?

What impact do differences in earning power and potential have on couples?

By Kenny Pugh

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Dynamic Do-Gooder: 4 Reasons Giving Back Can Benefit Your Career

How volunteering and philanthropy can open professional doors

Though it’s just a good look to be charitable, the professional benefits go beyond the…

By Courtney Connley

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Decisions, Decisions: Is It Worth It to Skip Grad School for the Job Market?

A student and a professional weigh in on their life-changing choices

A former graduate student and a college grad share insight on how they made the…

By Jamie Harrison

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No More 9-to-5: 5 Celebs Who Went From Corporate America to Hollywood

These entertainers gave office jobs the boot to follow their dreams

These top entertainers traded the 9-to-5 life to follow their dreams, from Laz Alonso to…

By Courtney Connley

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Career Day? Really? 5 Reasons Gucci Mane Isn’t the Best Role Model

Recent appearance at Georgia school Career Day raises more than an eyebrow

Recently, the rap artist spoke to students at a Georgia middle school for Career Day,…

By Courtney Connley

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Colin Kaepernick wants you to save a few dollars watching him play in the big game this Sunday.

5 Practical Money-Saving Tips for Your Super Bowl Party

Get into saving tips for Super Bowl Sunday's festivities

You’ve got to stick to your money-related resolutions. Here’s a few tips to get you…

By Darren Sands

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A Balancing Act: How to Juggle Full-time Work and Part-time School

Check out these tips to keep it all together

These tips will help you juggle duties of your day job while expanding your educational…

By Jamie Harrison

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BBASE Looks to Support Black Entrepreneurship in West Virginia

A simple search for a black architect leads to a new group Group

Empowering entrepreneurs with special attention to young people in West Virginia

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The Automotive Industry Decoded: How 6 Brands Are Doing Post Bailout

Did the bailout save the automotive industry?

General Motors, Ford and Chrysler — known as the Big Three — have endured some…

By Darralynn Hutson

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Tech Startup of the Week: Stipple Brings Photos to Life Through Tagging

Rey Flemings found a way to see past the limitations of computer vision

Image-based advertising and e-commerce company Stipple is Black Enterprise’s Tech Startup of the Week.

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5 Professional Experiences Every College Student Should Have Before Graduation

Boost your resume with these undergrad opportunities

Before you walk across that stage, be sure to check these off the list so…

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Ella Curry: Publishing Positioner for Many Popular Black Authors

Savvy businesswoman behind the success of many bestselling authors

Ella Curry, of EDC Creations Media Group, marketed books of many well-known, bestselling authors including…

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BlackBerry Unveils Revamped OS, New Devices and First-Ever Global Creative Director Alicia Keys

The company puts emphasis on integration and productivity with new operating system and hardware

BlackEnterprise.com breaks down BlackBerry’s big announcement, emphasizing integration and productivity with the new operating system…

By Terrance Gaines

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Executive Services Firm Hardesty LLC Offers Organizations Tips on Overcoming a Financial Crisis

5 Crucial Steps for Surviving a Brand or Product Crisis

5 steps from an industry expert on surviving crises

Tips from the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association on weathering a crisis.

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Foursquare gives small business owners their own app

Foursquare for Business Gives Small Business Owners Their Own App

Access Foursquare data without a computer

Gives busy managers a way to keep up with Foursquare without being tied to a…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Ice-T Decoded: A Career of Reinvention

From hip-hop to a hit television series to a documentary, Ice-T has done it all

Through his many ups and downs — and with a decade-long gig as Detective Fin…

By Darralynn Hutson

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New York Times announces a new incubator for startups

New York Times Announces a New Incubator for Startups

New program provides space and opportunities to startups

The NY Times’ new partnering program offers startups a chance to grow without losing equity

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Socialcam Founder Michael Seibel On Giving (Video) Power to the People

Former CEO of Justin.tv gives us the latest post-acquisition

BlackEnterprise.com caught up with Socialcam CEO and co-founder Michael Seibel to talk about the nearly…

By Janel Martinez

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NFL Partners with Harvard for $100 Million Study on Players

The NFL is taking a hard stance on player health and safety by commissioning new studies on the effects of the game

The beleaguered sport is searching for solutions to player health and has partnered with Harvard…

By Ashley R. Harris

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Why Your Credit Report is More Important Than Ever

Is your credit score hampering your financial progress?

There is no shortage of evidence that the credit report is perhaps as important to…

By Jennifer Streaks

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T.I. Decoded: A Music and Media Empire Served Family Style

When T.I. began rapping, he never knew he would become an all-around money making machine.

Clifford Joseph Harris, Jr. has been labeled the Jay-Z of the South by Pharrell Williams…

By Darralynn Hutson

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$2.7 Billion Dollar Baby: Happy Birthday Oprah!

Legendary multimedia icon turns 59

Today, legendary media icon Oprah Winfrey turns 59. The talk show pioneer and multimedia tycoon…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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NYC Comptroller: Lack of Minority Participation in City Contracts is a Plague

John Liu looks to bring inclusion into other branches of the city’s government

John Liu’s policies of inclusion and transparency has led to significant city bond underwriting deals…

By Alan Hughes

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Barnes & Noble Plans to Close 239 Stores Nationwide

Barnes & Noble Plans to Close 239 Stores Nationwide

The largest traditional bookstore faces uncertain times.

Competition from Wal-Mart, Amazon, & e-books force a rethinking on the value of brick &…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Exciting Experiences & No Benefits: 4 Pros and Cons of Working for a Startup

Consider what you're getting into before saying yes to the job

Spending your work days in jeans with an office full of cool people sounds like…

By Jamie Harrison

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Government sets aside $5 Billion U.S. award for Small Businesses

Government Sets Aside $5 Billion Award for Small Businesses

Contract goes to 3 small business with 150 workers or less

Dell and Hewlett-Packard will need to work with small businesses to tap a $5 billion…

By C. Daniel Baker

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25 to Life: How to Conquer the Quarter Life Crisis

Use this strategy to combat the inevitably scary transition

Damian Barr, author of Get It Together: A Guide To Surviving Your Quarter-Life Crisis, offers…

By Jamie Harrison

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5 Tech Inventions We’d Like To See From Nas, Mark Zuckerberg and Ben Horowitz

Some are calling the recent dinner-date a “Meeting of the Dons”

BlackEnterprise.com explores 5 tech inventions that could’ve come from this weekend’s “meeting of the dons”…

By Winston Ford

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Vince Young Loan Scandal Takes Another Twist

Former football star's financial woes continue to mount

Vince Young could be in hot water.

By Ashley R. Harris

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Social Networking: Professional Power Play or Business Blunder?

Take heed: Overdosing on the instant accessibility can be detrimental

Whether you have a tangible business or you’re promoting yourself, you need to be very…

By Yandy Smith

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Salty Spouse: 3 Signs Your Mate is a Career Hater

Check out tips on getting rid of the negative and back to the lovin'

Finding a spouse that understands your career goals and drive can be difficult, but here…

By Courtney Connley

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Career Booster: 4 Ways To Increase Your Profile for Prime Positioning

Dynamic ways to make yourself marketable in your industry

In order to stand out among the pack, you must be someone people won’t forget.…

By Sasha King

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La La launches her make-up line, Motives for La La.

La La Anthony Decoded: DJ to VJ, Now America’s Favorite Reality Host

Black Enterprise dissects the life of La La Anthony -- from her radio days to her life on the court.

Black Enterprise breaksdown La La Anthony’s radio and film career, cosmetics line and marriage to…

By Amber McKynzie

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Keith Clinkscales Launches Sports Website TheShadowLeague.com

Former ESPN executive launches a site with the intersection of sports, pop culture and race

Have you checked out the site?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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SBA Introduces Online Marketplace for Federal Jobs and Contracts

RFP-EZ, is an exciting partnership between the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the White House’s Presidential Innovation Fellows.

RFP-EZ helps small businesses search for government jobs and contracts

By C. Daniel Baker

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Twitter Launches Video-Sharing Service Vine

After acquiring Vine last fall, the social network unveiled the free iOS app

Social network Twitter unveils free iOS app, Vine.

By Janel Martinez

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How to Drive Savings Back to Your Wallet at the Pump

Money saving tips to keep you at the pump less and on the road more

According to AAA, gas has crept up only .04 cents to the gallon since last…

By Ashley R. Harris

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Tech Startup of the Week: OnceLogix Provides Innovative Solutions for the Healthcare Industry

Entrepreneurial trio provides healthcare solutions...the tech way

BlackEnterprise.com’s Tech Startup of the Week highlights different tech entrepreneurs and the innovative companies they’ve…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Coco Austin Decoded: ‘There’s Not Just Beauty Behind Her Empire’

Whether you believe it or not, Coco Austin's brains have a lot to do with her financial success

Coco Austin may be the beauty behind the popular E! reality show “Ice Loves Coco”…

By Tomika Anderson

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Code of (Low) Confidence: CEOs Less Optimistic About Global Market

You can turn that around. Check out a few tips on how

A new survery found many chief executives pessimistic about market success. If you’re a company…

By Janell Hazelwood

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From Intern to CEO: How 4 Top Celebs Climbed Up the Corporate Ladder

Their humble beginnings led to major future wins

These heavy hitters started from the bottom and worked their way up, proving humble beginnings…

By Courtney Connley

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Tameka ‘Tiny’ Cottle Decoded: “Not Your Average Rapper’s Wife”

In addition to “Family Hustle” she executive produces two other TV shows, “Tiny and Toya” and her new baby, “Tiny Tonight,” on VH1.

Tiny has managed to put together quite the entertainment empire since her Xscape days.

By Tomika Anderson

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Got No Experience? You Can Still Make Major Career Strides

Mogul John C. Maxwell's tips on sparking professional success

Business mogul John C. Maxwell shares career advancement tips for millennials who have little to…

By Antoine Moss

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Professional Priorities: How Being Selfish Can Benefit Your Career

Remember to put yourself first to ensure future success

Being a team player is great, but you want to strike a balance between looking…

By Sasha King

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Social Media Envy: Study Shows Facebook May Make You Envious

Popular social networking site causing discomfort among one in three people

According to researchers from two German universities, Facebook may cause you to feel envious. The…

By Janel Martinez

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For Sloane Stephens, Playing Serena Williams Is a Golden Opportunity Down Under

The 19-year-old reached her first quarterfinal in a Grand Slam

Sloane Stephens, a 19-year-old American, takes center stage at the Australian Open against Serena Williams.

By Darren Sands

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Obama’s Second Inauguration Expected to Draw Less Revenue to Small Business

Obama’s Second Inauguration Draws Less Revenue to Small Business

Did you go to the Inauguration?

Official estimates put crowd at less than half the 1.8 million people whom gathered four…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Actor Dwight Henry brings his signature meals to the old Lenox Lounge Space

“Beasts of the Southern Wild” Actor Brings his Signature Meals to Old Lenox Lounge Space

Actor and chef makes his Harlem debut later this year.

The Oscar nominated actor is also a Chef know for his New Orleans style cooking

By C. Daniel Baker

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Who Bankrolled President Obama’s Inauguration?

In 2009, corporate sponsors were banned but this year they were welcome

The 2013 Presidential Inaugural Committee releases a list of sponsors

By Makkada B. Selah

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In South Africa, the African Cup of Nations Is Big Business

Travel, advertising and hospitality are on full display at Africa's marquee tournament

South Africa is currently hosting the African Cup of Nations.

By Darren Sands

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4 Social Media Strategies From Martin Luther King Jr.

What would MLK be like if he had social media?

Which social network do you think he would use?

By Black Enterprise

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Nation Celebrates MLK Day as Obama is Inaugurated

Do you think MLK would be proud?

What a coincidence that both are on the same day.

By Makkada B. Selah

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Is This the “Best Cover Letter Ever?”

Wall Street bosses thought this letter was impressive

Wall Street bosses heap praise on a college student’s cover letter

By Makkada B. Selah

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The Economic Lessons of Dr. Martin Luther King

The March on Washington was a speech for jobs and freedom.

The Freedom Budget, along with many of the economic goals of the civil rights movement,…

By Black Enterprise

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AMEX CEO Kenneth Chenault: “We Ended 2012 In Strong Shape”

Earnings dip not indicative of progress at American Express, its CEO says

American Express CEO Kenneth I. Chenault isn’t panicking after earnings report on Thursday

By Darren Sands

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10 Tech Moguls to Watch in 2013

Who's next in tech?

Highlight of the top 10 Blacks in technology.

By Janel Martinez

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When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong: How Discernment Should Be Your BFF in Job Seeking

Being too direct or wacky can mean yet another year unemployed

We’ve all heard the “get creative” advice, but sometimes getting a bit too radical can…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Boost Your Marketability By Learning How to Code

These resources will help you to become more competitive

Adding coding skills to your repertoire is an awesome way to upgrade your professional profile…

By Janell Hazelwood

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3 Reasons It’s Never Too Late to Go After Your Dreams

Be inspired by those who don't let age hinder their boss moves

At 71, Robbie Montgomery of Sweetie Pie’s is proof that career dreams can be attained…

By Courtney Connley

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Stars Amar'e Stoudemire, Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler will all be on the floor in London Thursday when the Knicks play the Detroit Pistons.

At Last, New York Knicks Bring Cache to N.B.A Game In London

The Knicks are coming, the Knicks are coming! For N.B.A.'s hopes in the U.K. and Europe, that finally means something

As it concerns the N.B.A.’s plans to expand its popularity, the Knicks are a worthy…

By Darren Sands

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Luggage Tracker Trakdot Ensures Travelers Never Lose Their Suitcase Again

Pint-sized device helps you keep track of your suitcase

GlobaTrac, LLC debuted a tracking device, Trakdot, at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show. The…

By Janel Martinez

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Watch Sonia Alleyne’s Interview with Venus Williams at This Year’s Women of Power Summit [Video]

Venus Williams was one of the featured speakers at this year’s Women of Power Summit.

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Women of Power: Pushing Past Fear To Make Your Next Career Move

At the Black Enterprise Women of Power summit, attendees learn how to push past fears…

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