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[RECAP] Black Enterprise Candidate Watch – Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016

Political news curated for our audience

Check out the BE Candidate Watch on Periscope, every Wednesday morning at 10:30AM EST. You’ll…


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Black Enterprise Tech Review: Google Cardboard

Virtual reality made easy and accessible to all

If you are just getting acquainted with virtual reality or want an affordable way to…

By Samara Lynn

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Barbie Gets Another Makeover

Mattel makes its iconic doll tall, petite and curvy

Toymaker giant Mattel is introducing three new body shapes–curvy, petite, and tall–for its iconic Barbie…

By Cristie Leondis

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[RECAP] #DrivingInnovation Twitter Chat with Rachel Harsley

Harsley shares her experience and provides tips for other young professionals of color

On Jan. 26, had a #DrivingInnovation Twitter Chat with female engineer Rachel Harsley at…

By Cristie Leondis

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ABFF Short Films Premiere on HBO

Finalists from the prestigious film competition make their TV debut

Filmmakers, creators, and appreciators of quality filmmaking–on February 1, 2016, you will have the opportunity…

By Safon Floyd

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Chicago Police Department Hires Consultant to Help with Civil Rights Reform

Mayor Rahm Emanuel taps former Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey to guide police force

Chicago taps police veteran Charles Ramsey to help with the reform of its police department.

By Courtney Connley

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Marketing and Branding Tips For Freelancers

Creative agency Four Thirty talks building a standout brand

While a few years of experience and a strong network of contacts would be ideal,…

By Kandia Johnson

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[Watch] Sundance Film Festival Highlights

TV series Underground took center stage this past weekend

From January 22–February 1, 2016, film enthusiasts from around the world are gathering in Park…

By Kandia Johnson

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10 Secret Strategies For Saving Big Bucks With Amazon

How to shave even more money off competitive prices

Ask a friend — who’s also a regular Amazon shopper — to sign up with…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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[WATCH] Apollo Rings NYSE Opening Bell For Its 82nd Anniversary

Iconic theater celebrates longevity and legacy as mainstay platform for entertainers

On Jan. 26, the Apollo Theater, an iconic entertainment industry platform for African American artists,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Jay-Z Faces $18 Million Lawsuit For Alleged Lack of Fragrance Promotion

Parlux Fragrances suing hip-hop mogul for breach of contract

Parlux Fragrances, a cologne and perfume manufacturer based in a Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, says that…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Computer Infections Spiked During the ‘Blizzard’ of ’16

Jonas also brought in a blizzard of computer malware

Cybersecurity company reports significant increase in computer malware during the blizzard.

By Samara Lynn

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Clinton Holds Outreach Call With Black Female Voters

Discussion included gun control, equal pay, and criminal justice reform

Black women called in from all over the country to hear from the Clinton campaign…

By Hailey Wallace

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2016 ABFF Honors Honorees and Awards Announced

Gala to recognize the greatest in black film and television

On February 21, 2016 at the Beverly Hills Hilton, ABFF Ventures will present ABFF Honors,…

By Safon Floyd

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Millennial Mompreneur Launches High-Style Enterprise

Rosalind Brown harnesses the power of fashion

We’re not a brand that promotes self-absorption and narcissistic nonsense, but rather healthy esteem. There’s…

By Roz A Gee

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Ready or Not: Grammy Winner Lauryn Hill Headlines Tobago Jazz Music Festival

Tobago Jazz Festival takes place April 16-24, 2016

The nine-day festival is the island’s biggest annual music event and has drawn musical enthusiasts…

By Kandia Johnson

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Obama Bans Solitary Confinement For Juveniles in Federal Prisons

Practice is deemed overused and having the potential for horrible psychological consequences

No juveniles will face solitary confinement in federal prison, and maximumn time in solitude has…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Best and Worst Places to Retire in 2016

Florida tops list of most ideal, while Rhode Island comes in as one of the least

Analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 24 key metrics to…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Microsoft Welcomes New Metro District Manager, Laura Clayton McDonnell

Microsoft welcomes new district manager of Microsoft New York, Laura Clayton McDonnell

Microsoft places seasoned tech executive, Laura Clayton McDonnell, at the helm of Microsoft New York.

By Samara Lynn

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How to Set up Your Freelance Business

3 simple ways to jumpstart your freelance career

Here are four steps to jumpstart your freelance business.

By Kandia Johnson

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How to Budget for Unexpected Windfalls

Having a plan for unexpected windfalls can be as important as anticipating surprise expenses. Just…

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How to Get Paid for Traveling

Evita Robinson, founder of Nomadness Travel Tribe (Image: Nomadness Travel Tribe)
Have a passion for…

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