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Equipping People of Color for Jobs in Media

The Marcus Graham Project works to diversify the advertising and marketing industry

“This may sound corny, but the lyrics I’m a movement by myself, but a force…

By Robin White Goode

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suspensions

Can This Type of Intervention Stop School Suspensions Before They Start?

The work of Stanford social psychologist, Jason Okonofua, shows great promise

There are stark racial disparities in out-of-school suspensions: Black students are nearly four times more…

By Robin White Goode

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OG and New School Artists Talk Travel, Fashion, Music Biz

First installment of digital docuseries features Omarion, Casey Veggies, E-40, and B.J. the Chicago Kid

Top musical talent from multiple generations are featured in a new digital docuseries from Footaction,…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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student loan forgiveness

Student Loan Forgiveness – Are You Eligible?

Learn about the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program

Loan forgiveness means you would not have to fork over that money that you’re now…

By Robin White Goode

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franchise

Can This Franchise Help Fight Zika?

Lawn Doctor offers discounts and ongoing training for franchisees

With heightened concern about the Zika virus in the news, lawn care is getting a…

By Nancy E Williams

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Office survival kit

21 Items You Need in Your Office Survival Kit

We're all just trying to make it here

Check out this necessary list of 21 essential items you need in order to survive…

By Safon Floyd

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Pitzer

Op-Ed: About That Pitzer College Student Who Doesn’t Want to Room with Whites

Pitzer College students' petulant entitlement comes across mean-spirited, nasty, and not within the bounds of reality

The Washington Post featured an article about three Pitzer College students seeking a roommate in college…

By Samara Lynn

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South Central Scholars

South Central Scholars Support STEM Success

College access program prepares its students to excel

Of students that started out majoring in STEM in 2004 who then went on to…

By Robin White Goode

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Vision

How to Communicate Your Company’s Vision to Your Employees

Make sure your team is on the same page

Your vision is exactly that: yours. Not everyone has the luxury of immediately understanding the…

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Power back

#PowerTV: 5 Tips to Get Your #Power Back When the Going Gets Tough

Naturi Naughton, star of Starz TV's "Power," shares her secrets for navigating through tough times in business and in love

The following was written by Naturi Naughton, who stars as Tasha St. Patrick on the hit Starz…

By Cristie Leondis

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staffing agencies

#BlackBizMatters: 6 Black-Owned Staffing Agencies to Help Find Your Next Job

Here's a way to support black businesses while searching for your next employment opportunity—because #BlackBizMatters

Check out this list of 6 black-owned staffing agencies to serve as your go-to, in…

By Safon Floyd

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Gentrification

Are Entrepreneurs the Solution to Gentrification?

How entrepreneurs can judiciously create more value than they can capture in gentrifying neighborhoods

One thing that can be said about a gentrifying neighborhood is that the market trend…

By Al Williamson

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Renovating

4 Things You Need to Know Before Renovating Your Home

'Blog Cabin' host Chris Grundy gives homeowners the inside dish

Home improvement fanatic Chris Grundy knows his way around a toolbox. The host of Cool…

By Alisa Gumbs

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Intel

Intel Releases Diversity Stats, Shows Support for LGBTQ Community

Intel unveils its progress on diversity and inclusion in its mid-year diversity report

Intel so far this year has achieved 43.4% hiring of women and minorities according to…

By Samara Lynn

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Petcube

BE Test Drive: Petcube

Petcube is technology that lets you interact with your pet when you are away from home

It’s heartbreaking to leave pets to go to work, school, and other places where you…

By Samara Lynn

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Friends

The Pros and Cons of Starting a Business With Friends

How to work with your BFF and not ruin a friendship

I first met Jonathan Wasserstrum, one of my best friends and now a co-founder of…

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product

How to Refine Your Idea to Build an Actual Product You Can Sell

For conceptually driven entrepreneurs, these strategies for proactive planning will help you come up with tangible, marketable products or services and bring your great ideas to fruition

Successful companies all start by building around a unique idea. That said, not everyone with…

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Competing Ambition: Five Ways to Overcome Common “Power Couple” Struggle

How you can reach mogul status--together

The term ‘power couple’ triggers my brain to cue Alicia Keys’ Unbreakable. You may not…

By Toni Howard Lowe

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STEMBoard

Tech Innovator of the Week: Aisha Bowe, CEO, STEMBoard

Our Tech Innovator of the Week highlights an African American tech startup or innovator as part of Black Enterprise's lead-up coverage to the TechConneXt technology summit in San Francisco this October. This week's innovator: Aisha Bowe, Co-founder and CEO, STEMBoard

While sitting on a review panel board for proposals from small businesses, mostly women and…

By Samara Lynn

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Bryant Gumbel

CNBC’s ‘Cleveland Hustles’ Series Launches a Pitch to LeBron James Contest for Small Businesses

The NBA superstar will endorse the winning small business owner

To celebrate the launch of “Cleveland Hustles,” CNBC’s new series from executive producer LeBron James,…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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How To

Equifax hack

After 143 Million Left Vulnerable by Equifax Hack, Here’s What You Can Do

The Equifax hack could be the largest data theft involving Social Security numbers, which is…

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JavaScript Developer

How She Became a Full Stack JavaScript Developer In 5 Intensive Months

My biggest lesson learned was overcoming limitations I had put on myself regarding what I…

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