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Apple’s Denise Young Smith Walks Back “White, Blue-Eyed Men” Diversity Remark

There was backlash, but many also agree with Apple's diversity chief

After receiving backlash particularly across social media, Apple’s vice president of diversity and inclusion, Denise…

By Samara Lynn

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Chance the Rapper says ‘Round Up & Donate’ to Benefit Chicago Public Schools

Getting a Lyft? Now it can yield dividends for students in the Windy City

By rounding up their fare to the next dollar, Lyft customers can donate the difference…

By Robin White Goode

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One Woman’s Plan to Increase Female Representation in the C-Suite

Her blueprint includes securing a "career team"

She’s responsible for multiple leadership development programs, designed to grow future C-suite executives with a…

By Kandia Johnson

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Reign Bow Ties

How This College Entrepreneur Juggles School and Business

The Michigan State University student uses his time effectively

William Murphy, an entrepreneur, and junior in college at Michigan State University was fed up…

By Kandia Johnson

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Retired Marine Colonel and CEO: ‘Leading Is Not For the Weak’

'There is no doubt that great leaders require fortitude'

As CEO of Fortitude Consulting, Col. Boggs provides leadership development for individuals and organizations that…

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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The Culture of Offense is Why Black Workers Are Punished for Speaking Out

There is a problem with calling for the firing of those who have offended us, says this writer

The culture of offense normalizes and encourages employer-based punishment for offensive but non-violent comments or…

By Jared Brown

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You Can Learn to Code—Without Taking on Debt

New York Code + Design Academy's income share agreement keeps students from incurring debt

Except for those that offer income share agreements—which require little to no cash up front.…

By Robin White Goode

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Jay Z

Jay-Z Reportedly Interested in Buying Harvey Weinstein’s Stake in TWC

The hip-hop mogul reportedly wants his relationship with The Weinstein Company to continue and grow, reports TMZ

Jay-Z may be looking to make an investment in The Weinstein Company (TWC) in midst…

By Selena Hill

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The Business of Black Comic Books

An independent industry of comic books created by black people thrives, despite myriad challenges

In interviewing several of the most buzzed-about independent black comic book creators today, the consensus…

By Samara Lynn

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Diversity

Black Tech Leaders Address Silicon Valley’s Diversity Issue

A panel of tech influencers at the 2017 TechConneXt Summit discussed what needs to be done to foster change in the industry

A roundtable of tech influencers addressed what top companies in Silicon Valley are doing to…

By Selena Hill

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Black geek advice

Advice From Blerd Entrepreneurs to Their Younger Selves

Shared lessons learned by the people behind Goboiano, Black Girl Nerds, Noir Caesar, BlerDCon, Fanbros, and others shaking up the geek market

Before geek became chic, it was just another synonym for outcast. So as a blerd—a…

By freemani

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Ryan Ford talks diversity in Hollywood

PR Pro: Why We Shouldn’t Look to Hollywood to Tell Our Stories

Chief Creative Officer Ryan Ford

As the executive vice president and chief creative officer of Cashmere Agency, Ryan Ford is…

By Kandia Johnson

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Publicist Kiki Ayers

How a Formerly Homeless L.A. Publicist Uses Her Network to Increase Her Net Worth

Entertainment reporter Kiki Ayers shares how she started her own PR firm

When looking at publicist Kiki Ayers, the last thing you would suspect is that she…

By Nicole K. Webb

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Domestic violence survivor Maleeka Holloway

How a Victim of Domestic Violence Rebuilt Her Career After Leaving Her Abuser

Survivor and entrepreneur Maleeka Hollaway shares her tips

Domestic violence is a hidden yet harsh reality for many women who show up at…

By Kandia Johnson

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Cummings is running for president of Liberia

This Coca-Cola Executive May Be Liberia’s Next President

Alexander Benedict Cummings has an audacious plan to rebuild Liberia

“I think that we can tap into Silicon Valley to discover ways in which Liberia…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Dhani Jones

Former NFL Star Turned Investor Dhani Jones Gets Extreme in Season 2 of ‘Adventure Capitalists’

These venture capitalists get down and dirty while testing out new products in the great outdoors before deciding whether or not to invest in them

There are no suits, briefcases, or boardrooms. Instead, Dhani Jones and two other champion athletes…

By Selena Hill

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Mastering Sales: Overcome Prospects’ Objections Like a Pro

The fine art of turning "No" into "Yes"

Objections during a sales pitch aren’t necessarily a bad thing, but make sure you’re ready…

By Stephanie Chung

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Business Event Planning Tips Entrepreneurs Need to Know

You need a specific plan of action

Event planning, without a defined and desired result, along with a specific plan of action…

By Patrice Tartt

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How Affluent Grade Inflation Hurts Low-Income Kids

Rich students get higher grades

It’s that grade inflation is accelerating in the schools attended by higher-income Americans, who are…

By Robin White Goode

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The Right Ways to Get the Most Out of LinkedIn

You've been doing LinkedIn wrong

Some LinkedIn tips to consider if you’re struggling to attract career-related opportunities or make meaningful…

By Kandia Johnson

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How To

Apply to More Than 50 HBCUs at Once With the Common Black College Application

Students can apply to 52 of the more than 100 HBCUs by completing just one…

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Password Protect Your Flash Drive In Two Simple Steps

Flash drives, thumb drives, USB sticks: whatever you want to call them, they’re more than…

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