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Boston Hires Chief Resilience Officer to Help the City Cope with Stress

Atyia Martin to help city residents deal with social, economic and physical challenges

Boston hires Atyia Martin as chief resilience officer to help the city cope with stress.

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Google Unveils Reorganization Plan and Announces New Parent Company Called Alphabet

Google's CEO Larry Page will now serve as the new CEO of Alphabet

Google reveals new reorganization plan and announces new parent company, Alphabet

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SBA Awards $4.4 Million To Business Accelerators

Groups helping minority start-ups among winners of annual growth accelerator fund competition

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced the winners of the second annual Growth Accelerator…

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[STUDY] Blacks are Increasingly Optimistic and Confident About Money

Prudential study finds growing financial savvy and affluence among African Americans

Through its research, however, Prudential turns the spotlight on the often overlooked fact that the…

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Hillary Clinton’s $350 Billion College Affordability Plan

Plan draws on and expands President Obama's college affordability agenda

The proposal is aimed at reining in the cost of college and helping millions of…

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Honda to Pay $24 Million For Discriminatory Auto Loan Practices

Federal investigation found that borrowers of color paid higher interest rates than white borrowers

American Honda Finance Corp. must also put new measures in place to address discretionary auto…

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Bernie Sanders Names Young, Black Organizer as Campaign Press Secretary

Symone Sanders will help with the campaign's support of the Black Lives Matter movement

Sen. Bernie Sanders adds young criminal justice advocate and supporter of the Black Lives Matter…

By Courtney Connley

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Young Girls Design an App and Win Black Girls Code Hackathon

Young innovators participate in Black Girls Code Hackathon and win $2,000 for designing an app to support their studies

Young innovators participate in Black Girls Code Hackathon and win $2,000 for designing an…

By Kandia Johnson

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Black Employment Picture Varies Sharply in Different States

National data not telling the whole story

The story the numbers paint, however, would be a difficult one to sell to people…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Art Industry Leader Thelma Golden Joins Obama Foundation Board

Studio Museum of Harlem head to lead plans for Barack Obama Presidential Center in Chicago

Studio Museum of Harlem head, Thelma Golden, will lead plans for the Barack Obama Presidential…

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Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act: How the Legislation Impacts Young Minorities Today

President Obama and civil rights leaders shining light on importance of restoring provision of the act to protect minorities

Activists are calling for expansion of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and President Obama…

By Janell Hazelwood

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ABFF: McDonald’s Lovin’ Competition Winner Talks Blooming Success in Filmmaking

Richard T. Fields shares his experience as a mentee and award winner at the American Black Film Festival.

BlackEnterprise.com had the chance to catch up with Richard T. Fields to learn more about…

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Put a 529 Plan on Your Back-to-School Shopping List

Begin saving for your child’s college years today

A 529 plan is an excellent way to begin saving for your child’s college expenses.…

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Celebrate Girls Day of Code on August 8

100 Girls of Code hosts a global series of tech events to inspire young women

100 Girls of Code hosts a global series of tech events to inspire young women

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Golf & Tennis Challenge: Who Knew? A Look at 5 Black Competitive Fencers

Top ranked black athletes go for the gold in Olympic sport

Behind a few of these masks lie ambitious black faces competing for gold medals among…

By Safon Floyd

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Mel Farr, Former NFL Running Back and Business Titan, Dies at 70

Top BE 100s entrepreneur was an auto industry leader and minority dealer advocate

Mel Farr, former Detroit Lions running back and black business titan whose company dominated the…

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Netflix Announces ‘Unlimited’ Leave for New Moms and Dads

New policy even extends to employees who have recently become adopted parents

Netflix announces new plan to offer unlimited maternity and paternity leave to new parents

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President Obama Hosts First-Ever White House Demo Day

Event celebrates the role entrepreneurship plays in America’s economy

President Obama hosted the first-ever Demo Day, which celebrated the role entrepreneurship plays in America’s…

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Ruth Simmons, Former Brown University President, Appointed to Square’s Board of Directors

Simmons will be the second woman to serve on the company's board of directors

Former Brown University President Ruth Simmons joins Square’s board of directors.

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How Do We Cut the School to Prison Pipeline? Rethink Discipline

School districts around the nation are striving to decrease suspensions and expulsions

How school districts around the nation are striving to decrease suspensions and expulsions

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Cultural bias

Ask Sheree: When an Employee Suffers Cultural Bias

What should I do when I sense that my manager is culturally biased against me?
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How to Start a Profitable T-Shirt Business

T-shirts are contemporary wardrobe staples for men, women, and children today. Building an online T-shirt…

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