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East Coast vs. West Coast: It Matters When Pitching Your Business to Investors

11 tips for altering your startup pitch based on your audience and locale

East Coast vs. West Coast was a common theme that came up during several panel…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Yoga For People of Color Empowers a Community

Calia Marshall launches Brown Sugar: Yoga For Folks of Color in Brooklyn, New York

“I was often the only person of color in a class. I just really wanted…

By Kandia Johnson

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Traveling for the Holidays? Use Tech to Give Your Pet More Than a Kennel Stay

Tech innovations help alleviate worries over pets left behind when traveling

Arranging for pet care is a reality for many when traveling for the holidays. Here…

By Samara Lynn

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Successful Women Entrepreneurs Share the Business Rules They Didn’t Follow

Incredibly inspiring women reveal their secrets to success

In business, there are those who follow traditional rules for success—and those who prefer to…

By Kandia Johnson

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Arne Duncan: 7 Steps Toward More Inclusive Campus Environments

Campus leaders lay out solutions to foster supportive educational environments

This month, we convened campus leaders from around the country — presidents, faculty, legal experts,…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Cut the Cost of Thanksgiving Dinner With These Tips From Sunny Anderson

Your meal will be no less spectacular

Radio host turned Food Network and Cooking Channel star Sunny Anderson is no stranger to…

By Janel Martinez

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Brian Williams Makes it Easy For Consumers to Buy Black

PurchaseBlack.com is an e-commerce hub for black businesses

“Buying black” became popular in the African American community as an economic self-help goal just…

By Sonja Mack

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Crashing Silicon Valley with Sherice Torres

Who says Silicon Valley is a boys club?

Torres aims to help you understand that it doesn’t always take a STEM degree or…

By Safon Floyd

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[WATCH] Higher Turkey Prices Gobbling Up Thanksgiving Budgets

Avian flu epidemic still putting pressure on poultry prices

The AFBF survey shopping list includes turkey, bread stuffing, sweet potatoes, rolls with butter, peas,…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Let’s Hear it For Small Business Saturday

Support small businesses this holiday season.

Large retailers have counted on Black Friday to boost year-end sales for decades, and now…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Camelback Ventures Giving Underrepresented Entrepreneurs an Equal Shot

Minorities are less likely to receive investment funding. Aaron Walker is changing that.

Camelback Ventures is a nonprofit social venture fellowship and seed fund. From donations provided by…

By Samara Lynn

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How to Get Honest Insight Through Usability Testing

Developers need feedback on their products and services

When I first started usability tests, sample size was the hottest topic in the UX…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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First Lady Michelle Obama Gives Honors to After-School Arts Programs

National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards recognize curriculums that increase academic achievement

For many youngsters, after-school programs are an important part of their academic learning. First Lady…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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The Nation’s Oldest Private HBCU, Wilberforce University, Maintains Its Accreditation

Full accreditation is restored to Wilberforce University, the nation's oldest private HBCU

The HLC Board of Trustees based its action on the institution satisfactorily meeting all five…

By Kandia Johnson

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Marriott Buys Rival Starwood Hotel Chain for $12.2 Billion

Marriott hotel chain buys Starwood properties

If the deal goes through, the acquisition will add 50% more rooms to Marriott’s portfolio…

By Kandia Johnson

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More Detailed Data May Improve Admissions Chances of Low-Income Students

Do institutions have enough info to make fair choices about admissions?

A study has concluded that providing more detailed information to admissions offices at select colleges…

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RushCard Faces Class Action Lawsuits

Russell Simmons tells HipHop DX that the RushCard debacle was devastating

A look at the PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records) website shows three cases…

By Samara Lynn

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The Worst Day to Travel This Thanksgiving

Save yourself a headache by avoiding the highways on November 24

Save yourself a headache this Thanksgiving by avoiding the highways on November 24.

By Kandia Johnson

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Despite Efforts, College Graduation Rates Continue to Fall

150,000 students who entered college in 2009 never got their degrees

College graduation rates are dropping at an accelerated rate, in spite of robust national efforts…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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5 Ways to Get Involved in National Hunger & Homeless Awareness Week

National Coalition for the Homeless explains how you can make a difference

Each year the National Coalition for the Homeless designates the week prior to Thanksgiving as…

By Kandia Johnson

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How to Hire Talent That Will Complement Your Team and Culture

People make the difference. You can have incredible systems and procedures in place, the right software…

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How to Deal With Grief While at Work

Regardless of where you live in the world, all of us in some way have…

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