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Majority Of Business Owners Hesitant To Visit Healthcare Exchanges

Will Obamacare Force You to Disclose Your Weight to Your Boss?

CVS and other firms are asking employees to take company physical or face a penalty

One of the country’s largest pharmacy chains is asking its workers to find out how…

By C. Daniel Baker

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The Truth About Emergency Savings Funds

Tips for saving on any budget

All budgets are not created equal. Here are practical tips for saving in the real…

By Ashley R. Harris

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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…

How to Reinvent Your Brand With Social Media

Consider the methods used by these five entrepreneurs

BlackEnterprise.com highlights tips to reinventing your brand via social media.

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ADD ALL YOUR SOCIAL PROFILES, ESPECIALLY FACEBOOK 

Everyone has a Klout score automatically generated from Twitter, which serves as the primary account. Up to 12 social media profiles can be linked to your account, with at least 6 more being added in the near future. Including more profiles creates a clearer picture of your brand’s total social impact, especially if your strongest platform is not Twitter. 

Tip: Adding Facebook significantly improves your score, more than adding other platforms.

Are Twitter-Style Hashtags On Facebook A Savvy Move?

Take our poll on Facebook’s possible new addition

Facebook is reportedly considering incorporating one of Twitter’s signature markers, the hashtag, into its platform.…

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Natural Knack: 5 Successful Celebs With No Formal Training

Savvy professionals who advanced by experience and hard work

These savvy professionals found success in their field by experience, not years of classroom education.

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NBA Legend Working as a Crossing Guard Now, For Healthcare Insurance

Dantley pulls morning and afternoon shifts

Adrian Dantley went from point guard to crossing guard

By Makkada B. Selah

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Boss Moves: How Women Can Leverage Global Opportunities

Black Enterprise Twitter chat reflects high growth potential for women of color

Survey says women see more advancement overseas. Check out what global power women and Black…

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5 Smart Money Moves to Make Right Now

Use this time to get your financial goals back on track

It pays to get work smarter in this economic climate.

By Jennifer Streaks

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Power Women of the Diaspora: British Social Entrepreneur Champions Change

British businesswoman talks career triumphs, advocacy

Barbara Kasumu, a British social entrepreneur and co-founder of Elevation Networks talks career triumphs, challenges…

By Octavia Goredema

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Employee From Hell: 7 Signs It’s Not Them … It’s You

Steer clear of habits that will tarnish your professional rep

Take a look at managers’ least favorite professional qualities and how you can steer clear…

By Courtney Connley

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Spanx hit with patent infringement lawsuit over popular Shapewear

Battle of the Bulge: Spanx Hit With Patent Infringement Lawsuit

Spanx, the billion dollar shapewear company, has quickly rose to the top of their market.

A war is heating up in the shapewear market. Yummie Tummie is taking Spanx to…

By C. Daniel Baker

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History! Black Owned Real Estate Firm Purchases NYC Building for $160 Million

Peebles Corp. to acquire iconic office building in downtown Manhattan

Transaction marks the first time an African American owned company has acquired a major commercial…

By Alan Hughes

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Black Girls Code and MOJO MediaWorks Host SXSW Workshop to Teach Girls to Code, Create Mobile Media

Award-winning African-American women in tech partner to host iPod Film School & Web Design Workshop for Black girls at SXSW 2013

Kimberly Bryant, founder and CEO of Black Girls Code, and Allissa Richardson of MOJO MediaWorks…

By Janel Martinez

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Michelle Obama calls on Business Leaders to Hire Veterans

Michelle Obama Calls on Business Leaders to Hire More Veterans

Statistically, unemployment is nearly two points higher for veterans than the national average

Mrs. Obama’s “Joining Forces” campaign has led businesses to hire or train more than 125,000…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Ford’s Award-Winning Diversity Program Exceeds Minority-Owned Business Spending Goals

Ford’s Diversity Program Exceeds Minority-Owned Business Spending Goals

Ford purchased $5.7 billion in goods and services from minority-owned businesses in 2012

Every year Ford aims to source at least 10 percent of U.S. purchases from minority,and…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Kandi Burruss of ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ Is Suing Co-Star

Former friends disagree over hit reality TV show song

RHOA battle in court over song rights.

By Ashley R. Harris

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Over the course of his career, Chef Roble has positioned himself as a serial entrepreneur.

From Roblé Ali, Tasty Dishes to Wear

#FoodPorn clothing line is a savvy merge of interests, business acumen

Chef Roblé, is at it again.

By Ashley R. Harris

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McDonald's To Give Away More Than A Million McMuffins, & Launch New Sandwich

McDonald’s to Give Away More Than a Million McMuffins, and Launch New Sandwich

Brand goes on the offensive to fight negative PR in China

After the brand’s sales slipped last month, McDonald’s launches two new promotions here and overseas

By C. Daniel Baker

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Dr. Sampson Davis Discusses New Book ‘Living and Dying in Brick City”

The story of how one man went from surviving Newark's streets to teaching those in his community to survive by leading healthy lives

Sure, he’s a doctor and an award-winning author now but Davis’ childhood was riddled with…

By Tomika Anderson

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RIAA’s Top Selling Black Artists of All Time

Are you surprised by anyone on this list?

The top 5 black selling artists of all-time, according to the Recording Industry Association of…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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5 Social Media Pitfalls Brands Need to Avoid

Avoid these social media offenses

BlackEnterprise.com highlights five tricks of the trade to help you steer clear of common social…

By S. Lynn Cooper

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Be A Marriage Planner, Not A Wedding Planner

In far too many cases, the only time couples engage in financial planning as a team (if ever) is to finance their wedding and honeymoon.

Are you about to put a ring on it? Now is as good a time…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Telecommuting Increasingly Popular With Most Companies Despite Yahoo Ban

80% of companies surveyed expressed a favorable view of telecommuting.

Despite the comments of Yahoo and a policy change at Best Buy, many companies still…

By C. Daniel Baker

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3 Budget-Friendly Domestic Spring Travel Destinations

If you save in the spring, you'll have more to work with for the busy summer travel season

These places are worth it if you’re on a budget.

By Darren Sands

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Top 5 ‘American Idol’ Women Set to Make History

One of these songstresses could break the all-male winning streak

As we celebrate Women’s History Month, let’s take a look at the groundbreaking ‘American Idol’…

By Janell Hazelwood

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LeVar Burton Brings ‘Reading Rainbow’ Brand Into 21st-Century

Actor talks iPad app, entrepreneurship and education

BlackEnterprise.com caught up with Burton for an exclusive interview at South by Southwest (SXSW) to…

By Mary Pryor

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Eileen Fisher Grant Program Empowers Women Entrepreneurs

Eileen Fisher Empowers Women Entrepreneurs With $12,500 Grants

After launching her clothing line with only $350 in savings, the designer gives back.

After experiencing the rigors of entrepreneurial-ship herself, a designer helps the next generation get started

By C. Daniel Baker

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Don’t Drink and Drive: How a DUI Can Cost You

Besides being just a generally bad idea, it's quite costly

Every day, 27 people die from accident related to drunk driving. That’s according to Mothers…

By Ashley R. Harris

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We Fall Down & We Get Up: 5 Celebrities Who Succeeded Despite Rejection

Be inspired by their stories to make boss moves of your own

These celebs’ journeys prove that major success doesn’t happen without failure and bumps in the…

By Courtney Connley

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SXSW panelists on “Cultivating the New Minority Entrepreneur” discuss the changing Gen Y minority entrepreneurship paradigm (Image: Mike Street)

Developing the ‘New Minority Entrepreneur’

SXSW panel examines what it takes to support minorities in entrepreneurship

The “Cultivating the New Minority Entrepreneur” panelists at South by Southwest (SXSW) discussed the changing…

By Mary Pryor

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Mindless Behavior: Behind the Business of America’s Hottest Boy Band

A tried and true business model goes next-level with Prodigy, Ray Ray, Roc Royal and Princeton

The business of Mindless Behavior isn’t exactly ‘mindless’ at all.

By Darren Sands

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5 Money-Saving Skincare Tips For Your Budget

Smart spending and planning can help your skin rebound, our expert says

Being smart about your skincare doesn’t mean you have to break the bank.

By Dr. Michelle Henry

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A 21-Year Look at Halle Berry’s Most Intriuging Roles

Black Enterprise looks back at some of Halle Berry's most intriguing film roles.

From Boomerang to B.A.P.S., Black Enterprise takes you down memory lane with some of Halle…

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Panelists (l-r) Franchesca Ramsey, Lovette Ajayi, and Allison Peters pose with moderator Kimberly C. Ellis, Ph.D at 'Scandal: How Television's Hottest Show Is Fueled by Social Media' (Image: Mike Street)

The ‘Scandal’ Influence: How Social TV and Engagement Can Drive Audience Viewership

Panelists discuss how 'Scandal' has become the social show of the season

Kerry Washington and the dynamic cast of ABC’s Scandal have taken over Thursday nights on…

By Mary Pryor

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Economy Jobless Claims

A To-Do List for the Long-Term Unemployed

Making sure those looking for employment for a year or more stay on course

Simply looking for a job no longer cuts it in today’s market.

By Jennifer Streaks

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Newark Mayor Cory Booker drops into South by Southwest for one-on-one conversation with Time.com Assistant Managing Editor Steven James Snyder (Image: Mike Street)

‘Social Mayor’ Cory Booker Talks Waywire, Civic Engagement and the Power of Twitter at SXSW

The Newark mayor ventures to SXSW for one-on-one conversation

“Cory Booker: The New Media Politician” on Sunday, discussing his social media site Waywire and…

By Mike Street

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5 Tips to Surviving SXSW

How to roll in Austin

BlackEnterprise.com SXSW correspondent Mary Pryor gives her tips to surviving the festivals in Austin.

By Mary Pryor

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Get Into This: Out-of-the-Box Resumes and When to Use Them

Unique job-seeking tactics and when to keep it simple

Here’s how to leverage unique job-seeking tactics and when to just keep it simple.

By Janell Hazelwood

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How to Manage the Investor Relationship

Entrepreneurs, see how to have a mutually beneficial relationship with your investor

BlackEnterprise.com outlines 5 tips to managing the investor relationship.

By Mary Pryor

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How to Code: SXSW Interactive Panelists Provide Tips to Achieve Coding Dreams

Best tips straight from “The Learn to Code Movement” panel

SXSW Interactive panelists give provide tips to achieve coding dreams.

By Mary Pryor

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U.S. Unemployment Hits Four-Year Low, But Black Unemployment Remains Same

U.S. economy adds 236,000 jobs in February.

The black unemployment rate remained at 13.8 percent.

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Job Seekers Increasingly Test Positive For Marijuana, Other Drugs

Job Seekers Increasingly Test Positive For Marijuana, Other Drugs

Labs finding more potential candidates using drugs since 2007

Most job seeks are taking a lax view of drug use, leading experts to wonder…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Lending Money in Relationships: A Toolkit

Is lending money to your significant other a smart idea?

It can be very uncomfortable trying to decide whether lending money to someone you’re in…

By Kenny Pugh

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Tech Startup of the Week: Black Girls Code Puts the T Back in STEM

Founder Kimberly Bryant has helped more than 800 girls (and a few boys) develop a marketable skill

Black Enterprise’s Tech Startup of the Week is Kimberly Bryant’s Black Girls Code. Bryant has…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Brand You: 5 Winning Ways to Sell Yourself

These tips will help you stand out from the pack

Try these tips to market yourself in the job market.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Style Suite: Office Edge with Leather

Whether it's an accent or main attraction, here's how to work it into your wardrobe

Contrary to the old-school taboo, you can work leather in the office without looking tough…

By Janell Hazelwood

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States Cut Spending, and Tuition at Public Universities Rise

Costs are skyrocketing at the state level

Students are left in a serious quandary as states slash budgets to make room for…

By Ashley R. Harris

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6 TweetDeck Alternatives

With the social media dashboard dead, these other options help you socialize with ease

Popular social media platform TweetDeck is shifting gears, killing off its older mobile offerings like…

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Managament Material: 5 Habits Keeping You From Your Promotion

Turn these around so you can truly win in the workplace

So you want to be promoted to call the shots and be the boss. Well,…

By Courtney Connley

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The 2012 South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference and Festival, widely-known as a hub where ground-breaking technology, music, and independent film intersect, has come to a close. Both SXSW newbies and seasoned festival attendees descended upon Austin, Texas last week to get their interactive and multimedia fix, soaking up the latest trends and getting a sneak peek at some of the newest tech, music and film offerings. Staying true to our editorial mission to showcase entrepreneurs and technology experts of color, BlackEnterprise.com presents Faces of SXSW, a photo gallery highlighting tech enthusiasts and innovators who attended the annual gathering.

#BESXSW: Follow Black Enterprise at South by Southwest

Black Enterprise is among the festival-goers, reporting on the latest tech trends

Follow Black Enterprise as we bring you all the action live from Austin.

By Mike Street

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Walmart.com To Sell Products From Small, Women-Owned Businesses

Walmart.com Highlights Products from Small, Women-Owned Businesses

Worlds largest retailer focuses on products from women owned businesses

A day before International Women’s Day, Walmart announces their new initiative “Empowering Women Together.”

By C. Daniel Baker

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The Brown Thrasher Effect: 6 Leadership Styles And How to Work Them

Diversifying your management strategy can lead to winning results

Successful leaders and managers often combine styles of leadership to maximize talents of teams. Here’s…

By Amanda A. Ebokosia

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The 2012 South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference and Festival, widely-known as a hub where ground-breaking technology, music, and independent film intersect, has come to a close. Both SXSW newbies and seasoned festival attendees descended upon Austin, Texas last week to get their interactive and multimedia fix, soaking up the latest trends and getting a sneak peek at some of the newest tech, music and film offerings. Staying true to our editorial mission to showcase entrepreneurs and technology experts of color, BlackEnterprise.com presents Faces of SXSW, a photo gallery highlighting tech enthusiasts and innovators who attended the annual gathering.

4 Ways to Follow SXSW 2013 Online

For those not attending the conferences, see how you can still be a part of the action

BlackEnterprise.com has compiled a list of quick and easy ways you can follow SXSW from…

By Janel Martinez

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Online Banks: Too Good to be True?

Online Banking isn't quite what it used to be

A few things to consider before opening an account in 2013

By Ashley R. Harris

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4 Ways Brands Can Win With Facebook’s New Newsfeed

Tips to improving newsfeed, so that brands can succeed on the platform

BlackEnterprise.com outlines the various ways Facebook can win with brands with their soon-to-be unveiled newsfeed.…

By S. Lynn Cooper

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Are Americans Taking on More Debt?

Increased confidence in the economy spurring more risk from Americans, but is it too soon?

One of the biggest indicators is the consistently improving housing market, which is picking up…

By Ashley R. Harris

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Cool Jobs: Young Photographer Uses Lens to Empower the Next Generation

Enterprising woman's photo series make iconic statements

Enterprising photographer launched iconic, nationally recognized special series “Because of Them, We Can” campaign, featuring…

By Courtney Connley

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Disputing Errors on Your Credit Report

Inaccuracies exist in millions of credit reports

The National Foundation for Credit Counseling has some tips for how to correct errors in…

By Natalie P. McNeal

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Tax Cuts Will Leave Lasting Impact on Higher Education

The Pell Grant will be unaffected, but other areas of higher education will feel the sequester

HIgher education may become even more unattainable for some

By Ashley R. Harris

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British-born, Brooklyn-based ‘Iron Chef’ champ opens NYC Restaurant

British-Born, Brooklyn-Based ‘Iron Chef’ Champ Opens NYC Restaurant

Chef went from homeless to Food Network's first "Grand Champion"

Between working with Michelle Obama and launching a new series, Madison Cowan finds time to…

By C. Daniel Baker

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U.S. Recovery Boosting Profits, Not Putting Americans Back to Work

Companies are turning profits, but avoiding hiring

Currently, the Dow Jones industrial average is nearing a record high resulting in a period…

By Ashley R. Harris

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On the Importance of Paying Yourself First

Our financial expert says it's time you started paying yourself

Saving money to cover expenses in case of an emergency is one of the most…

By Jennifer Streaks

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Love and War: Financial Basics for Families Facing Deployment

Deployment doesn't mean deflating family finances, here's a few tips on how to keep them afloat

Money tips for military families.

By Ashley R. Harris

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5 Career-Building Things to Do During the Sequester

Take the free time to make quality boss moves

With the Washington sequester all over the news, and many workers with free time, here…

By Courtney Connley

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Whether you’re stateside or abroad, social media has made our world a  lot smaller. Last week’s Social Media Week (SMW) events and  conversations, many of which took place on Twitter, Facebook and  Instagram, to name a few platforms, are proof that geographic borders  can’t contain the flow of ideas in the digital age. 

With the dust slowly settling on SMW Lagos, which made its debut in Africa last Monday, BlackEnterprise.com is highlighting power women in Africa who have made a sizeable social  impact. These women were selected for their influence and position in  their respective industry, relevance within their field or due to their  promising future. 

From socialites and politicians to actresses and technophiles, these 10 power women should be on your Twitter list: --Claudine Moore

International Influence: 10 Power Women in Africa to Follow on Twitter

From socialites and politicians to actresses and models, hese 10 power men should be on…

By Claudine Moore

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Eating clean may mean you have to stay away from soul food.

Tips for Eating Clean on a Budget

Buying healthy can be costly, use these tips to curb the expense

Eating clean can pay off large dividends in the long run.

By Ashley R. Harris

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Kentucky Panhandler Rakes In $100,000 Annually

Convicted con artist is literally ridin' around and gettin' it

Con artist says he pretends to be mentally challenged and makes six figures from the…

By Darren Sands

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6 Ways to Keep Your Brand Hack-Free in Social Media

Stay safe in cyberspace with these helpful tips

BlackEnterprise.com highlights several tips to minimize your brand’s risk of being hacked.

By S. Lynn Cooper

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International Influence: 10 Power Men in Africa to Follow on Twitter

From executives to entertainers, these 10 power men should be on your Twitter list

BlackEnterprise.com is highlighting power men in Africa.

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Style Suite: Office Chic for Now … And Later

With spring fever in full effect, you can incorporate the looks into winter wardrobe

Spring fever is in the air, from retailers to the runways. Here’s how to incorporate…

By Kéla Walker

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Tech Startup of the Week: Pathbrite Turns Educational Experiences Into Digital Data

Founder Heather Hiles uses digital portfolios for career and education assessment

Heather Hiles of Pathbrite uses digital portfolios for career and education assessment.

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Early Boss Moves: 10 Ways to Become a Young Leader

Take these steps to get a head start in achieving your highest goals

Take these steps early so you’ll get a head start on becoming the influential boss…

By Courtney Connley

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Go Ahead and Toot: 3 Good Reasons to Brag in the Office

You won't get ahead by just doing great work

Go ahead and toot your own horn sometimes. You won’t get ahead without a little…

By Courtney Connley

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5 Ways to Establish Yourself as a Thought Leader Online

Use your digital presence to brand yourself as an industry expert

BlackEnterprise.com provides five ways you can establish yourself as a credible expert within your industry.…

By S. Lynn Cooper

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Lil Jon Teams Up With Zumba Fitness to Launch Nightclub Series

"Exercise in disgusie" parties hope to attract new customers

Capitalizing on his high energy brand, Lil Jon brings fitness to your local nightclub

By C. Daniel Baker

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Historic Black Enterprise Magazine Covers: Pres. Obama, March 2009

Check out the historic Black Enterprise cover of President Obama in March 2009 two months after being inaugurated

Was this one of your favorite covers?

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Black Enterprise's Janell Hazelwood and Kimberly Wilson visited Daytona Beach, Fla., Feb. 23 for the Daytona 500 race, to explore the business and diversity of NASCAR. Here, they are pictured with pit crew professionals, several of which were products of the 'Drive for Diversity' program. (Images: Kimberly Wilson/BlackEnterprise.com)

Experience NASCAR through Black Enterprise Live

The Black Enterprise team went down to the Daytona 500 to explore the business of NASCAR and their "Drive for Diversity"

The Black Enterprise team went down to the Daytona 500 to explore the business of…

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‘The Gossip Game’: 4 Career Lessons We Hope Will Be Responsible, Not Ratchet

New show to debut April 1 will showcase who's who of NYC's entertainment media

With a concept that has a potential to shift from civil to ratchet, we’re hoping…

By Courtney Connley

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NFL Player Works at Sandwich Shop Making $7.50 an Hour

This football player is happy to make you a sandwich, provided you hold the judgment

Terrance Ganaway just doesn’t care.

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10 Reasons Why People of Color Should Care About Sequestration

10 Reasons People of Color Should Care About Sequestration

If a deal isn't reached, Sequestration will hit Americans, hard.

African-Americans & Latinos will be affected by budgets cuts if the Sequester happens.

By C. Daniel Baker

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This Job Market ‘Superpower’ Will Give You More Than a Leg Up

Advocacy group shines light on valuable job skill via tech stars like Mark Zuckerberg

You may think this skill is just for tech geeks, but in the job market,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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During America Saves Week, Get Serious About Your Financial Plan

New study shows Americans could do better when it comes to drafting a savings plan.

Just in time for America Saves Week is the annual savings survey by America Saves…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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More Than Just Red Carpet Fashion: 4 Career Lessons from the Oscars

The night's ceremony lends more to professional advancement

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Whether you stayed up…

By Jamie Harrison

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Teen Tech Bash Introduces Students to App, Game & Web Design

Teenagers spend one Friday night each month learning to code and develop apps

Teen Tech Bash, which began in January 2013, is an overnight event staffed with educators,…

By Janel Martinez

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Tips for Using Lent to Recommit to Your Savings Goals

Keep money in your wallet this Lent

Use these tips to get ahead!

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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.

By S. Lynn Cooper

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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…

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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…

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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.

By Darren Sands

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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.

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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.

By Darren Sands

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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?

By Courtney Connley

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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.

By Sherrell Dorsey

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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.

By Darren Sands

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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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On the Move: Jocelyn Allen to Lead GM Diversity Efforts; Chicago Defender Gets First Female Exec Editor

Both General Motors and the Chicago Defender appoint female power players to top leadership positions.

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Meet Dariany Santana, Co-Host of Women of Power TV

Model and actress Dariany Santana is one of the hosts of Women of Power TV.…

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