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How’d You Do That?: Travel Writer Kristin Braswell Talks Living Her Dream

The creator of Crush Global shares the secret to transforming your passion into a lucrative career

Find out how travel writer Kristin Braswell successfully merged her passion and her skills to…

By Safon Floyd

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inventor

Global Tech: Namibian Teen Shines as Inventor of ‘Free-to-Call’ Phone

Our Global Tech series highlights a tech startup or innovator from the African diaspora. This series is part of Black Enterprise's lead-up coverage to the TechConneXt technology summit in San Francisco this October.

A teenager in Namibia is gaining a lot of attention from the tech world for…

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Olympics

Baby Names Inspired by the Olympics—That Aren’t Simone

Name your baby girl after one of these four black women who killed it in Rio

The world may be (rightfully) obsessing over the Simones—Olympic champions Simone Biles and Simone Manuel. But…

By Alisa Gumbs

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Fun Facts About Millennials and Banking

The digital generation’s perspective on banks is different in comparison to past generations

The digital generation’s perspective on banks is different in comparison to past generations—33% of millennials…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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smart

Don’t Tell Your Kids They’re Smart

And other tips for the first day of school

Don’t tell your kids they’re smart. Research has shown that telling kids they’re smart can…

By Robin White Goode

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Love Jones

‘Love Jones: The Musical’ Is Actually Happening

The iconic 1997 film now reimagined for the stage is set to tour this fall

Get the deets on the stage adaption of the critically acclaimed 1997 film, Love Jones,…

By Safon Floyd

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networking

Introverts: 5 Tips for Upping Your Networking Game

Being an introvert doesn't have to inhibit your networking skills

Check out these 5 helpful tips for networking for the shy, uncomfortable, socially awkward, unseasoned,…

By Safon Floyd

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acknowledging others

The Power of Acknowledging Others In 6 Steps

Recognizing others may seem small in practice, but it pays off huge dividends

One of the hardest parts about being homeless was feeling invisible.
I felt like I was…

By Cristie Leondis

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no-excuses

No-Excuses Schools Raise Questions About Discipline

Some begin to modify their approach

But no-excuses schools—usually charter schools that serve predominantly black and brown children—follow a strict discipline…

By Robin White Goode

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Uber

Get a New Side Gig; Uber is Going Driverless

Uber is adopting driverless vehicles.

Uber will soon allow customers to order a driverless car from their phones, reports Bloomberg.…

By Samara Lynn

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#BE30DayChallenge

#BE30DayChallenge: Secure Your Digital Life

In this 30-day challenge, take some time to take a few steps to secure your digital life

So much of our life is spent online, yet so many of us are not…

By Samara Lynn

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Top 10 Questions to Ask Before You Relocate

There’s a great quote by Oprah Winfrey that says, “I believe that one of life’s…

By Toni Howard Lowe

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Antigua

What to Do in Antigua When You’re Not on the Beach

Planning a Caribbean getaway? Here are things to check out in Antigua

With a beach for every day of the year, it’s obvious why the twin-island nation in…

By Alisa Gumbs

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homeschooling

More Black Families Are Choosing to Homeschool

Many parents are leaning towards homeschooling to not only to protect their kids, but to see them excel

But it isn’t unusual for black homeschooling families to also cite a desire to shield…

By Robin White Goode

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entrepreneur

How to Raise an Entrepreneur

Here’s how parents can nurture their child’s talents, desires, and foster their inner entrepreneur

Fostering an entrepreneurial mindset helps children focus on solutions, rather than the problem. Parents (and…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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black women

Why Black Women Love To Hate On Black Women

The Gabby Douglas bad hair backlash during the Rio Olympics is rooted in black self-hatred

At the 2012 London Olympic Games a 16-year-old Gabby Douglas captivated the gymnastics world by…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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franchise

Juicy Franchise Opportunities For Millennials

Juice and smoothie bars are fast growing segment of the restaurant business with wide appeal

Juice is a growing segment in the restaurant business. Consumers are becoming increasingly concerned with…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Tasha Smith

Tasha Smith Opens Up About Creating Her Own “Empire”

Actress Tasha Smith on the power of working in your purpose

When skill, favor, and faith collide, enter actress Tasha Smith. And when Tasha Smith comes…

By Sirita Wright

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black businesses

#BlackBizMatters: Spending $1.2 Trillion Black Buying Power With Black Businesses

Buying products and services from black-owned businesses helps them to grow and to employ other African Americans

Circulating dollars into black-owned businesses is critical to those businesses—it enables them to keep their…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Motorola Moto Z Force Droid

BE Test Drive: Motorola Moto Z Force Droid (Verizon)

Droid fans will relish Motorola's latest model

I’ve owned a Motorola Droid since the first one came to market in 2009. While…

By Samara Lynn

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change

“The only woman in the room” & how to change that by 2186

With passionate voices working every day to redefine the standard for gender equality, I believe…

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manage

Ask Sheree: How to Manage an Overload of Work

It is very common for a busy professional to feel overwhelmed with their job commitments…

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