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2016

Class of 2016 – Beating the Odds

From the desk of National Urban League President Marc H. Morial

As long as large numbers of students of color remain ill-prepared to succeed in and…

By Robin White Goode

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College

Only 40 Percent of College Seniors Feel Their College Experience Prepared Them For a Career

Are college graduates prepared for a successful career?

Every summer, like clockwork, more than 2 million students graduate and expect to enter the…

By Kandia Johnson

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Alton Sterling

Alton Sterling: What We Know So Far

On Tuesday morning, Alton Sterling, 37, was shot to death by Baton Rouge police officers, as shown in a 48-second cellphone video that has since gone viral.

On Tuesday morning, Alton Sterling, 37, was shot to death by Baton Rouge police officers,…

By Hailey Wallace

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verizon

Your Verizon Wireless Experience, Transformed

Verizon Wireless is offering the new trend in cellular data plans: several different flavors from which customers can pick and choose.

Verizon Wireless is offering the new trend in cellular data plans: several different flavors from…

By Samara Lynn

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Health

Diverse Scholars Work to Build a Culture of Health

New Connections provides networking, training, and support.

It’s notable when you think of how scholars advance to achieve tenure, bring in research…

By Robin White Goode

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venture capital

This Black Female Venture Capital Founder is Closing the Racial Funding Gap

Arlan Hamilton’s bootstrapped venture fund is investing in diverse tech companies

Backstage Capital, the bootstrapped $12 million nano-venture capital fund founded by Arlan Hamilton, is dedicated…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Alton Sterling

Alton Sterling: Twitter Responds Back

Baton Rouge police officers gun down unarmed father

It’s happened again.
According to breaking news reports, Alton Sterling was shot and killed by two…

By Cristie Leondis

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clinton email

Clinton Email Saga Is (Finally) Over

FBI Director James Comey announced the end of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of email and her handling of classified information on unsanctioned private servers.

In an admittedly “unusual” press conference on Tuesday morning, FBI Director James Comey announced the…

By Hailey Wallace

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Investment Scams

What Athletes Can Teach Us About Investment Scams

Steps to take before you get taken for 'a ride'

“Anyone, irrespective of their bank account size, can be the victim of a scam.”

By Stacey Tisdale

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Legal Equalizer App May Save Your Life When Pulled Over

Sandra Bland's death inspired the creation of a potentially life saving app

Legal Equalizer uses location services and integrates with a mobile device’s address book. Users can…

By Samara Lynn

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Michael Brown

A Still Necessary Lesson For Our Black Sons: The Police Are Not Your Friends

From generation to generation, "The Talk" remains a life-or-death rite of passage for African American males.

I was 14 when my mother first delivered “The Talk.”

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Cupcake Enterprise

Family Business Of The Year Poised To Be Million-Dollar Cupcake Enterprise

Meet the 2016 winner of Black Enterprise’s Small Business Award

Mignon Francois combined her desire to launch a business with her college chemistry studies to…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Tech

Forget Tech Startups, This is an Entire City Startup

Tech super-accelerator, Y Combinator, wants to launch a new kind of startup: a brand-new city.

The world is full of people who aren’t realizing their potential in large part because…

By Samara Lynn

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iPhone

Your iPhone is About to Become a Copyright Cop

Your iPhone may soon not allow you to snap that photo of Drake performing

Your iPhone may soon not allow you to snap that photo of Drake performing.

By Samara Lynn

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College

10 Ways to Prepare for College this Fall

Get squared away with these useful tips—plus one bonus!

You must know how to write a check, use a debit card, withdraw money, make…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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top jobs

Top Entry Level Jobs for New Grads

A good jumping-off point to assist your search for a quality, entry level job in 2016

Find out which careers have been deemed the top jobs for new graduates, where these…

By Safon Floyd

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engineer

Matthew Nelson Proves It’s Never Too Late to be an Engineer

Matthew Nelson wants other people of color to know it's never to late to become an engineer.

“He is the oldest national chair in NSBE’s history.”

By Samara Lynn

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talk

Don’t Talk With Your Mouth Full—but Do Talk!

Mealtime is a time to talk -- and promote children’s early health & language development

There needs to be more communication between parents and their children around mealtime. Our data…

By Robin White Goode

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Tesla

First Fatality in Self-Driving Tesla Reported

A person was just killed in a crash involving a self-driving car. That's opening up the floodgates of worries about this very-new technology

The first known fatality in a Tesla operated in autopilot mode just happened. The accident…

By Samara Lynn

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Marva Allen

Legendary Entrepreneur Marva Allen Shares 3 Most Important Money Lessons

Series: 3 Most Important Lessons About Money

Series: 3 Most Important Lessons About Money.

By Stacey Tisdale

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How To

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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podcast

How to Watch Black Enterprise’s New Tech Podcast on Any Device

Tune into Black Enterprise’s BE The Code podcast hosted by Sequoia Blodgett for all the…

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