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Social Networking: Professional Power Play or Business Blunder? Salty Spouse: 3 Signs Your Mate is a Career Hater Career Booster: 4 Ways To Increase Your Profile for Prime Positioning La La Anthony Decoded: DJ to VJ, Now America’s Favorite Reality Host Keith Clinkscales Launches Sports Website TheShadowLeague.com SBA Introduces Online Marketplace for Federal Jobs and Contracts Twitter Launches Video-Sharing Service Vine How to Drive Savings Back to Your Wallet at the Pump Tech Startup of the Week: OnceLogix Provides Innovative Solutions for the Healthcare Industry Coco Austin Decoded: ‘There’s Not Just Beauty Behind Her Empire’ Code of (Low) Confidence: CEOs Less Optimistic About Global Market From Intern to CEO: How 4 Top Celebs Climbed Up the Corporate Ladder Tameka ‘Tiny’ Cottle Decoded: “Not Your Average Rapper’s Wife” Got No Experience? 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Social Networking: Professional Power Play or Business Blunder?

Take heed: Overdosing on the instant accessibility can be detrimental

Whether you have a tangible business or you’re promoting yourself, you need to be very…

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Salty Spouse: 3 Signs Your Mate is a Career Hater

Check out tips on getting rid of the negative and back to the lovin'

Finding a spouse that understands your career goals and drive can be difficult, but here…

By Courtney Connley

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Career Booster: 4 Ways To Increase Your Profile for Prime Positioning

Dynamic ways to make yourself marketable in your industry

In order to stand out among the pack, you must be someone people won’t forget.…

By Sasha King

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La La launches her make-up line, Motives for La La.

La La Anthony Decoded: DJ to VJ, Now America’s Favorite Reality Host

Black Enterprise dissects the life of La La Anthony -- from her radio days to her life on the court.

Black Enterprise breaksdown La La Anthony’s radio and film career, cosmetics line and marriage to…

By Amber McKynzie

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Keith Clinkscales Launches Sports Website TheShadowLeague.com

Former ESPN executive launches a site with the intersection of sports, pop culture and race

Have you checked out the site?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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SBA Introduces Online Marketplace for Federal Jobs and Contracts

RFP-EZ, is an exciting partnership between the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the White House’s Presidential Innovation Fellows.

RFP-EZ helps small businesses search for government jobs and contracts

By C. Daniel Baker

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Twitter Launches Video-Sharing Service Vine

After acquiring Vine last fall, the social network unveiled the free iOS app

Social network Twitter unveils free iOS app, Vine.

By Janel Martinez

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How to Drive Savings Back to Your Wallet at the Pump

Money saving tips to keep you at the pump less and on the road more

According to AAA, gas has crept up only .04 cents to the gallon since last…

By Ashley R. Harris

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Tech Startup of the Week: OnceLogix Provides Innovative Solutions for the Healthcare Industry

Entrepreneurial trio provides healthcare solutions...the tech way

BlackEnterprise.com’s Tech Startup of the Week highlights different tech entrepreneurs and the innovative companies they’ve…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Coco Austin Decoded: ‘There’s Not Just Beauty Behind Her Empire’

Whether you believe it or not, Coco Austin's brains have a lot to do with her financial success

Coco Austin may be the beauty behind the popular E! reality show “Ice Loves Coco”…

By Tomika Anderson

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Code of (Low) Confidence: CEOs Less Optimistic About Global Market

You can turn that around. Check out a few tips on how

A new survery found many chief executives pessimistic about market success. If you’re a company…

By Janell Hazelwood

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From Intern to CEO: How 4 Top Celebs Climbed Up the Corporate Ladder

Their humble beginnings led to major future wins

These heavy hitters started from the bottom and worked their way up, proving humble beginnings…

By Courtney Connley

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Tameka ‘Tiny’ Cottle Decoded: “Not Your Average Rapper’s Wife”

In addition to “Family Hustle” she executive produces two other TV shows, “Tiny and Toya” and her new baby, “Tiny Tonight,” on VH1.

Tiny has managed to put together quite the entertainment empire since her Xscape days.

By Tomika Anderson

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Got No Experience? You Can Still Make Major Career Strides

Mogul John C. Maxwell's tips on sparking professional success

Business mogul John C. Maxwell shares career advancement tips for millennials who have little to…

By Antoine Moss

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Professional Priorities: How Being Selfish Can Benefit Your Career

Remember to put yourself first to ensure future success

Being a team player is great, but you want to strike a balance between looking…

By Sasha King

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Social Media Envy: Study Shows Facebook May Make You Envious

Popular social networking site causing discomfort among one in three people

According to researchers from two German universities, Facebook may cause you to feel envious. The…

By Janel Martinez

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For Sloane Stephens, Playing Serena Williams Is a Golden Opportunity Down Under

The 19-year-old reached her first quarterfinal in a Grand Slam

Sloane Stephens, a 19-year-old American, takes center stage at the Australian Open against Serena Williams.

By Darren Sands

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Obama’s Second Inauguration Expected to Draw Less Revenue to Small Business

Obama’s Second Inauguration Draws Less Revenue to Small Business

Did you go to the Inauguration?

Official estimates put crowd at less than half the 1.8 million people whom gathered four…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Actor Dwight Henry brings his signature meals to the old Lenox Lounge Space

“Beasts of the Southern Wild” Actor Brings his Signature Meals to Old Lenox Lounge Space

Actor and chef makes his Harlem debut later this year.

The Oscar nominated actor is also a Chef know for his New Orleans style cooking

By C. Daniel Baker

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Who Bankrolled President Obama’s Inauguration?

In 2009, corporate sponsors were banned but this year they were welcome

The 2013 Presidential Inaugural Committee releases a list of sponsors

By Makkada B. Selah

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In South Africa, the African Cup of Nations Is Big Business

Travel, advertising and hospitality are on full display at Africa's marquee tournament

South Africa is currently hosting the African Cup of Nations.

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4 Social Media Strategies From Martin Luther King Jr.

What would MLK be like if he had social media?

Which social network do you think he would use?

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Nation Celebrates MLK Day as Obama is Inaugurated

Do you think MLK would be proud?

What a coincidence that both are on the same day.

By Makkada B. Selah

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Is This the “Best Cover Letter Ever?”

Wall Street bosses thought this letter was impressive

Wall Street bosses heap praise on a college student’s cover letter

By Makkada B. Selah

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The Economic Lessons of Dr. Martin Luther King

The March on Washington was a speech for jobs and freedom.

The Freedom Budget, along with many of the economic goals of the civil rights movement,…

By Black Enterprise

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AMEX CEO Kenneth Chenault: “We Ended 2012 In Strong Shape”

Earnings dip not indicative of progress at American Express, its CEO says

American Express CEO Kenneth I. Chenault isn’t panicking after earnings report on Thursday

By Darren Sands

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10 Tech Moguls to Watch in 2013

Who's next in tech?

Highlight of the top 10 Blacks in technology.

By Janel Martinez

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When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong: How Discernment Should Be Your BFF in Job Seeking

Being too direct or wacky can mean yet another year unemployed

We’ve all heard the “get creative” advice, but sometimes getting a bit too radical can…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Boost Your Marketability By Learning How to Code

These resources will help you to become more competitive

Adding coding skills to your repertoire is an awesome way to upgrade your professional profile…

By Janell Hazelwood

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3 Reasons It’s Never Too Late to Go After Your Dreams

Be inspired by those who don't let age hinder their boss moves

At 71, Robbie Montgomery of Sweetie Pie’s is proof that career dreams can be attained…

By Courtney Connley

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Stars Amar'e Stoudemire, Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler will all be on the floor in London Thursday when the Knicks play the Detroit Pistons.

At Last, New York Knicks Bring Cache to N.B.A Game In London

The Knicks are coming, the Knicks are coming! For N.B.A.'s hopes in the U.K. and Europe, that finally means something

As it concerns the N.B.A.’s plans to expand its popularity, the Knicks are a worthy…

By Darren Sands

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Luggage Tracker Trakdot Ensures Travelers Never Lose Their Suitcase Again

Pint-sized device helps you keep track of your suitcase

GlobaTrac, LLC debuted a tracking device, Trakdot, at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show. The…

By Janel Martinez

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6 Easy Ways to Increase Your Blog’s Traffic

Tips on getting month-over-month traffic growth

If you’re looking to increase traffic to your blog, here are six surefire ways to…

By S. Lynn Cooper

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Cee Lo Green Decoded: Conquering All From Hip-Hop to Hollywood

Black Enterprise looks back at Cee Lo's introduction to hip-hop, and his current take over in Hollywood.

Black Enterprise decodes Cee Lo Green’s hip-hop takeover in the ’90s to his life on…

By Amber McKynzie

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3 Ways to Turn Your Idea into an Income Stream in 2013

Getting specific about your goals has a significant payoff

Get serious about turning your ideas into cash.

By Amanda Miller Littlejohn

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Wal-Mart Promises to Hire 100,000 Veterans

Retail giant promises jobs to any soldier who wants one.

First Lady Michelle Obama, who lead a drive to encourage hiring veterans, calls announcement “historic.”

By C. Daniel Baker

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Web Stars: 3 YouTube Personalities You Can’t Miss

These young Internet phenoms keep us coming back

These young YT phenoms have watched viewership numbers reach millions, providing original content they shoot,…

By Jamie Harrison

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TaskRabbit Names Ex-Googler Stacy Brown-Philpot For COO Position

TaskRabbit Adds Ex-Googler Stacy Brown-Philpot to COO Position

The former Google employee is the first COO at the startup.

Stacy Brown-Philpot brings her considerable international and strategic experience to the San Francisco Startup.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Your Network, Your Net Worth: How to Make Solid Connections with Key College Alumni

Best practices when building post-grad relationships

Check out these three best practices to use when networking with your fellow alums.

By Jamie Harrison

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Flooded cars are bad news & big business

Hurricane Sandy’s Flooded Cars Are Big Business And Bad News

That used car for sale could be hiding a flood damaged past

Some cars totaled in Hurricane Sandy being retitled and resold

By C. Daniel Baker

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iPhone 5 Demand Falling Sharply, Samsung Galaxy Sales Jump

Demand for the iPhone is quickly waning, according to reports from the Wall Street Journal this morning.

Wall Street Journal reports iPhone demand is quickly falling short of company’s expectations.

By Amber McKynzie

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Join us Tuesday at 11a.m. for a Twitter Chat with Comedienne Sommore

The popular comedienne chats with our Black Enterprise audience about anything and everything.

She will talk about her career as a comedian, tips on entering the business, and…

By Black Enterprise

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Goldman Sachs Announces $20 million Initiative to Philadelphia

Goldman Sachs Announces $20m Small Business Initiative in Philly

Philadelphia is the 9th city in Golden Sachs' "10,000 Small Businesses" Initiative.

Initiative aims to help small businesses in Philadelphia by providing access to capital and education

By C. Daniel Baker

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Inform Your Elderly on the Dangers of Self-Directed IRAs

Just one or two mishaps can lead to losing everything when an investment goes bad

Don’t let your elderly family members fall victim to the risks of self-directed IRAs.

By Jennifer Streaks

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New Service Offers Unlimited Business Credit Report Lookups

New service offers you the chance to look at your credit report as many times as you'd like.

Business credit reports range from $10 to $70 dollars, and are necessary for owners

By C. Daniel Baker

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Student, Recent Grad, Young Professional: Get in Gear For Your Next Career Move

Don't know where to start? We've got you covered

Though the holidays are over, it’s still prime time to renew your strategy to become…

By Jamie Harrison

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Innovative Isolation: How to Reach Your Full Potential by Separating from the Pack

Three steps to reaching your full potential

National business mogul and author Hasheem Francis talks the importance of self-reflection and separation from…

By Antoine Moss

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What Foursquare's new privacy policy means for small businesses

What Foursquare’s New Privacy Policy Means for Small Businesses

How small business can benefit from Foursquare's new privacy policy

Changes in FourSquare’s Privacy Policy will allow merchants to collect more data on users.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Top Five Celebrity Boss Moves We’re All Anticipating

Check out a snapshot of career highlights everyone's watching

Motivation we can gain from the career moves these celebrities are making

By Courtney Connley

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4 Ways to Get More Comments and ‘Likes’ On Facebook

Give them something to talk about with these tips

If you’re wondering how you get fans to comment and “like” your brand posts, here…

By S. Lynn Cooper

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Nike Wins Supreme Court Lawsuit Over Air Force 1’s

Nike Wins Supreme Court Lawsuit Over Air Force 1’s

In question? The validity of the trademark for the popular sneaker.

A series of lawsuits with a small rival over trademarks finally reaches the Supreme Court

By C. Daniel Baker

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Style Suite: Office Luxe in a Tux

Side stripes add elegant touch to your work wardrobe

Tuxedo pants, also called racer-stripe or contrast slacks, add an elegant touch to your work…

By Kéla Walker

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8 Ways to Jumpstart Your Side Hustle

Start early getting that enterprising idea off the ground

Start early to get that idea off the ground, so you can bring in extra…

By Sasha King

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Will Smith + Family celebrate another great year

Will Smith & Family Decoded: They Are Legend

Black Enterprise breaks down the celebrity, charity and careers of Will Smith and his family.

Black Enterprise dissects the careers of one of Hollywood’s most successful families.

By Amber McKynzie

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Luke Laments the Loss of Black Businesses in Miami-Dade County

The former rapper speaks on the loss of black businesses in his hometown.

Luther Campbell recalls the story of Tyrone Greene, a small business owner whose store served…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Is Wendy’s Value Menu Not Much of a Value Anymore?

Get it while it's hot, because these deals won't last for long

The price of food is going up and the effect is being seen in fast…

By Ashley R. Harris

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Mobile Moms: 93% of Mothers Spent More Time Shopping on Cellphones in 2012

Moms are skipping stores and turning to their mobile devices to shop

Baby Bump survey shows 93% of moms spent more time shopping on their cellphone in…

By Janel Martinez

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Higher Up: 9 Steps to Advance Your Hustle

Follow a strategy that will recharge and upgrade your career

Time to progress and make moves to push your career forward. Here are nine steps…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Attending the International Consumer Electronics Show, you’ll undoubtedly meet the best techies ever. This year there were more black bloggers, journalists, and analysts than ever before. It’s nice to know that the world will be able to read and watch CES coverage from an African-American perspective. Besides, the gadgets come and go. Next year, 4K LCD monitors may be obsolete, but the personal connections will exist for years to come. Here are just a few of the most interesting people that crossed my path on the first day of CES 2013.—Marcia Wade Talbert

#BlacksinTech: Faces of CES 2013

Staying true to our editorial mission to showcase entrepreneurs and technology experts of color, BlackEnterprise.com…

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Target “Price Matching” to Continue Throughout the Year

The bargain store attempts to lure customers away from its competitors

Will you be taking advantage of the big box retailer’s extension?

By Ashley R. Harris

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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…

4 Must-Have Social Media Management Tools

How to track and manage your business’ social footprint

Four popular social media management tools for your business.

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Style Suite: Cash In On the Season of Sales

Get key luxe items for less to build perfect professional closet

January is the best time to get the most bang for your buck and score…

By Kéla Walker

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3 Ways to Love Your Job in 2013

Make the best of this year to see major long-term gains

What do I want to achieve this year? Where do I want my career to…

By Jamie Harrison

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Super Bowl XLVII Decoded: This Year’s Big Game on CBS, By The Numbers

Big stars and big names mean even bigger numbers for CBS

CBS is prepared for a big takeover in New Orleans’ Jackson Square.

By Darren Sands

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Google Gifts Chelsea Neighborhood With Free Wi-Fi

The tech company rolls out free Wi-Fi in one Big Apple neighborhood

Google announced Tuesday it will establish the largest neighboring free wireless Internet network in the…

By Janel Martinez

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Wendy's Franchisee Slashes Employee Hours Because of Obamacare

Another One! Wendy’s Franchisee Slashes Employee Hours Because of Obamacare

Another business owner attempts to avoid Obamacare

All thought studies show Obamacare has little impact on business costs.

By C. Daniel Baker

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BET Founder Bob Johnson Buys Regional Trucking Company

Johnson says his goal is to make RLJ Thompson Trucking the largest minority-owned transportation company in the country

BET’s founder Bob Johnson purchases Concord, Virginia based trucking company

By Makkada B. Selah

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5 Ways to Think Creatively at Work

Don't start 2013 in a rut. Change your mindset

If you find yourself bored or dissatisfied at work, find ways to think more creatively…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Wait for It: 5 Game-Changing Devices to Expect in 2013

2012 was a great year for tech, but these expected gadgets will make this year even better

Take a look at several game changing devices expected to launch in 2013.

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CES 2013: 4 Tech Trends to Watch

From larger screens to big data, see what's in store for the tech industry this year and beyond

Before 2013 International CES begins, Consumer Electronics Association executives explain trends that have affected innovation…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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5 Exercises You Can Do At Your Desk

Our site partner, Frugivore shows how to stay fit without leaving the office.

It’s important to stay active even at work.

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Small Business Owners Beware of Billing Scams

Small Business Owners Should Beware of Billing Scams

How to avoid falling for billing scams

Scammers are targeting small business owners with a new twist on an old scam

By C. Daniel Baker

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Could Dish Network be the Worst Company to Work for in America?

Employees were not kind in their reviews of Colorodo-based Dish Network, a satellite TV provider

A popular website has determined that Dish Network was the worst place to work in…

By Makkada B. Selah

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How to Get Money from Friends and Family for Your Startup

Often your friends and family will be your biggest supporters when you're starting your businees

Adhering to certain guidelines can make borrowing money from friends and family for your business…

By Makkada B. Selah

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Kapor Capital Will Provide Scholarships for Women Of Color To Attend The Women 2.0 Conference

Company to Provide Scholarships for Minority Women to Attend Women 2.0 Conference

10 scholarships will be awarded to women of color.

The conference will focus on supporting the fastest-growing demographic in the startup space – women

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Made New Year’s Career Resolutions? Here’s How to Keep Them

Start today walking the walk instead of being all talk

Statistics tell us that by February, half of those who’ve made New Year’s resolutions usually…

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Get Hired: Hottest Jobs to Apply For in 2013

These industries expected to show major growth

If a career change is on your New Year’s resolution list, trend watchers predict pockets…

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The cliff deal renews special rules for certain studios in Hollywood. They can deduct up to $15 million of their costs if more than three-fourths of the movie’s production takes place in the United States (They can get up to $20 million in deductions if they produce the film in a low-income community).

5 Unusual Provisions in the Fiscal Cliff Bill

Some usual provisions are part of the fiscal cliff deal

More than just Permanent tax rates were included

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Small Business and The JOBS Act: One Year Later

Obama Signs Bill to Deliver More Government Contracts to Small Businesses

New provisions will help small businesses compete for more federal contracts

Number of small business contracts awarded will now figure into bonuses and promotions

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Follow Black Enterprise for the Latest 2013 International CES News

Grab a front-row seat to a showcase of the hottest tech products of 2013

Join us everyday next week as we report from the International CES about the newest…

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Alicia Keys & Swizz Beatz


With eight American Music Awards nominations and five wins; seven Billboard Music Awards nominations and 10 wins; and 13 Grammy Awards nominations and 14 wins, it’s no wonder Alicia Keys is sitting with a said net worth of $45 million. And with the recent launch of Keys’ partnership with Reebok for her own shoe line, there’s no telling what her worth will jump to next. But one thing is for sure, the New York-bred songbird’s now two-year-old son, Eygpt Daoud Dean, is living the life under the mandated communal support of his parents.


Three months before Eygpt was born, Keys married legendary producer Swizz Beatz, properly known as Kasseem Daoud Jones. The former Ruff Ryders producer has influenced the entertainment industry since the late ’90s, and now can proudly say he’s part of America’s one percent with an approximate net worth of $65 million. Combined Alicia and Swizz sit on a total worth of $110 million, which Eygpt can legally say—if he could speak in full sentences—he’s entitled to. This curly-haired cutie may not be the richest baby in America, but he’s certainly at the top of the list.

Celebrity Pregnancies Decoded: The Breakdown of Hollywood’s Million-Dollar Babies

With baby KimYe on the way, Black Enterprise decodes entertainment's richest heirs.

In lieu of KimYe’s most recent baby announcement, BlackEnterprise.com takes a look at some of…

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Dawn Branch: Parlaying a Passion for the Arts Into a Business

From working with celebrities to creating the next set, through dance

The arts have and will always be around as long as there is talent and…

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Wellness Travel Big Business in the New Year

Living well can be a costly endeavor, especially when on vacation

Travel could be the key to wellness in the new year.

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Harlem’s Lenox Lounge Set to Re-Open in a New Location

Owner promises the same club at a new address

Club’s owner is moving the iconic sign and interior to a new site

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With over 200 social networking sites at your disposal, it can be a challenge determining the best options for optimizing traffic to your blog. That was a topic of discussion at the 5th annual Blogging While Brown conference, held June 1-2, in Philadelphia, PA at the Chemical Heritage Foundation. Hundreds of aspiring and seasoned bloggers, influencers and social media aficionados congregated to network and discuss the changes taking place across the Web. With growing one’s audience on nearly every attendee’s mind, here’s a look at how bloggers can build, observe and engage with their audience.--Yoli Ouiya

How Brands Can Capitalize on Social Media Trends for 2013

5 social media trends you should not ignore

Emerging trends you should take notice of that can put your business ahead of the…

By S. Lynn Cooper

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Green Envy: How Baby “Kimye” is Already Making Money

Kim says she'll chronicle the pregnancy on TV, but after birth she's gonna keep the kid under wraps. Sure.

How can Kim and Kanye profit from their baby? Let us count the ways.

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Chuka Umunna Hopes to Bring “Small Business Saturday” to the UK

Chuka Umunna asks American Express to make it official.

Britain should adopt a US initiative to encourage shoppers to use small, local shops, says…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Ways to Recharge Your Small Business in 2013

Ways Entrepreneurs Can Recharge in 2013

Simple steps to help you focus for the new year.

The new year is an excellent time to refocus on your business.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Fiscal Cliff Resolution to Take Large Chunk Out of American Paychecks

The resolution may hurt more than it helps

Many Americans are just finding out what the fiscal cliff could mean for them.

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5 Ways Social Media Will Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions Alive

Social networking sites can help you commit this New Year

A list of ways you can use social media to keep your New Year’s goals…

By Janel Martinez

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Wait ‘Til I Get My Money Right: Top Money Resolutions for 2013

Overall health, physically and fiscally, is within your reach

Get your mind — and money — right in 2013.

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5 Tax Changes That Take Effect in 2013

New changes in 2013 mean many families and individuals will need to seek professional tax assistance

Taxes, taxes, taxes. Here are the ins and outs for 2013.

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Ready to Work: What Companies Want to See on Your Social Media Profiles

Include these key elements to attract top-notch employers

These key elements will attract top-notch employers to your Web pages.

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Girl Scouts Partners With Sorority to Promote STEM Careers Among Girls

New initiative will provide educational access to minority youth

Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) partnered with Sigma Gamma Rho to help build awareness…

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Attract Success: Easy Ways To Stay On Top of Your Game

Use your personality and everyday experience to drive advancement

With these tips, you can be sure opportunities and great things come your way.

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TMI, Much? How Disclosing Too Much Relationship Drama Can Taint Your Professional Reputation

Save the drama and focus on the bigger picture

Three reasons blasting every little detail about your relationship on social media can taint your…

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What’s on Your Boss Moves Bucket List For 2013?

Throw pause out the window and run, full force, into success

As we move into the new year, it’s good to think of your plans for…

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MTA Releases An App to Track Trains

Subway Time will figure out when your next train is coming

MTA announced on Friday a smartphone app that will provide train-arrival times on seven of…

By Janel Martinez

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Family Hustle: T.I. & Tiny Prove It’s Never Too Early to Pass on Healthy Work Ethic

Four ways parents can teach importance of the grind to children

Rapper T.I. and savvy wife, Tiny, ensure the Harris family is into the grind, showing…

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230 Best iPad Apps of 2012

Whether you have the iPad 4 or the now extinct iPad 3, see which apps suit you best

The best iPad apps of 2012.

By Janel Martinez

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5 Quick Steps to Turning a ‘No’ Into a ‘Yes’

These communication skills will ensure you advance

Use these skills to ensure your voice is heard and you get exactly what you…

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Style Suite: Your New Year’s (Fashion) Resolution

Make emerald part of the new, fashionably forward you

As you usher out the old and move in the new, be sure you keep…

By Kéla Walker

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Netflix Plans to Make Your Video Rental History Public

The company will roll out “social features”

Netflix to introduce “social features” for U.S. users in 2013.

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Panera Franchisee Settles Racism Lawsuit with Black Workers

Owner didn’t want black employees in public view

Manager allegedly said “customers would not want to see an African-American working in the front…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Eric Jerome Dickey Decoded: From an Engineering Career to the NYTimes Best Seller List

Eric Jerome Dickey breaks down his love for books and his thoughts on financial responsibility.

Eric Jerome Dickey breaks down his novels and talks words, wisdom and wealth

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Fat Joe ‘Holding Back’ His Love … of Paying Taxes

Will they ever learn that the government doesn't play when it comes to its money?

Taking a page out of the Wesley Snipes playbook, not-so-fat-anymore rapper Fat Joe has pled…

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Verone Mankou Tailors Affordable Smartphone and Tablet to African Market

Congolese entrepreneur brings the “for us, by us” model to technology

Tech startup VMK, the brainchild of Congolese inventor Verone Mankou, is offering sleek mobile devices…

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With 87 million women between the ages of 18 and 76 years old online, and another 69 million using social media on a weekly basis, according to BlogHer’s Social Media Matters study, it’s fair to say women run the world web. It’s one of the reasons social media influencer Ananda Leeke founded the Digital Sisterhood Network. The “Jill of Many Trades” (she’s a lawyer-turned-author, as well as an artist, coach, innerpreneur, yoga instructor, among other things) sparked a movement that consists of a national and international following; an entire month dedicated to women in social media, Digital Sisterhood Month, which takes place in December. There’s also a weekly celebration on Twitter and Facebook, entitled #DigitalSisterhood Wednesdays, geared toward shouting out your network and igniting meaningful conversation. As the organization’s designated month comes to a close, Digital Sisterhood announced the 2012 Digital Sisters of the Year. The Digital Sisterhood 100 is comprised of seven categories: Creativista, Empirista, Empowerista, Enchantista, Evangelista, Flowista, and Lifestylista. Take a look at who made the list: --Janel Martinez

Digital Sisterhood Network Announces 2012 Digital Sisters of the Year

Digital Sisterhood announced the 2012 Digital Sisters of the Year. The Digital Sisterhood 100 is…

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Have Three Seats: How Parental Advice Could Cost You Your Promotion

Resting on your laurels won't get you to the next level

When it comes to getting that promotion, some quips from mom and dad can work…

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Failure’s Not an Option: 5 Success Tips from a Young Millionaire

Millennial entrepreneur Farrah Gray shares how to overcome fear

Farrah Gray, a 28-year-old entrepreneur and author shares insights on what led him to see…

By Antoine Moss

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Lessons on Web Branding: 5 Celebrities Who Get It Right

Take a cue from these personalities on how you can step your game up

While many stars constantly lash out, these celebrities keep it cool and remain professional. Here…

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Pay Your Bills! Terrence Howard Sued for Past Due $33k AMEX Bill

Even stars have to pay off their debts.

Terrence Howard better pay his credit card bill to American Express or else.

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Small Business Expo 2013 Adds Three New Cities

The popular Small Business Expo is the landmark tradeshow

Will it be coming to your city?

By C. Daniel Baker

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J. Alexander Martin Continues Successful Fashion Career After FUBU

Industry leader talks going from retail snub to fashion brand giant

J. Alexander Martin is still on the scene and still making it happen!

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How to Make That Seasonal Job a Permanent One

Tips for getting asked back again and again

Take these steps to ensure your holiday career “audition” as a temp worker ends with…

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Angela Simmons has grown up right before our eyes via reality television and the approximately 8,945,957 paparazzi pictures of her frolicking on the beach. The Pastry co-owner took time out of her schedule to take a very sexy pic for PETA. Okay, preacher’s kid!

Celebs Who’d Rather Go Naked than Wear Fur

Taraji P. Henson, Evelyn Lozada and many more have gone nude for PETA.

Famous people of color rock with PETA too.

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10 Products That Have Virtually Expired in 2012

See which products won't make it into 2013

Take a look at 10 products that have disappeared from store shelves in the last…

By Janel Martinez

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Yandy Smith: Make Your Personal Life Your Business for the Holidays

To professionally succeed, you must take time to appreciate life, love, and family

Stow away those laptops, put the BlackBerrys and iPhones on silent and be thankful for…

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Get Inspired: 12 Major Celebrity Boss Moves in 2012

These key moments should push your desire to hustle harder in 2013

Here’s a snapshot of celebrity boss moves that should inspire you to hustle harder in…

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Small Business and The JOBS Act: One Year Later

ASBL Claims Obama Wants to “Dismantle the Small Business Administration”

The American Small Business League fears Obama is going phase out the SBA.

Obama will use the Fiscal Cliff crisis to dissolve the Small Business Association, says the…

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Brandy Decoded: Singer Breaks Down the Business of Being a Star

Brandy breaks down the business of stardom from childhood to adulthood.

Brandy talks financial responsibility, staying grounded and how not to let this industry go to…

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McDonald’s to Hire 6000 Workers on National Hiring Day

McDonald’s Pushes Stores to Stay Open on Christmas

A leaked Internal memo encourages staying open on Dec 25.

Hoping to duplicate record sales on Thanksgiving, McDonald’s wants stores to open on Christmas

By C. Daniel Baker

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Cory Booker Announces He’s Exploring 2014 Senate Bid in YouTube Video

Famed mayor uses video-sharing platform to discuss possible run for Senate

Cory Booker announced on YouTube yesterday that he would complete his second term as mayor…

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Remember when celebrity perfumes and clothing lines were all the rage? Well, things have most certainly changed. Now instead of hocking brands like RocaWear and FUBU, many tech-savvy celebs are sporting everything from headphone companies to mobile apps. From Dr. Dre to Will.i.am, to LL Cool J, celebrity tech deals seemed to be the norm in 2012 as companies compete for an increasingly tech-centric audience. – Winston Ford

Top Celebrity Tech Deals of 2012

From Dr. Dre to Will.i.am, to LL Cool J, celebrity tech deals seemed to be…

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4 Real-World Workshops Every College Should Offer

Adding these to the curriculum would give students a leg up

These are offerings that all colleges/universities should provide to ensure their students are beyond prepared…

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Ne-Yo Decoded: The Man, The Musician, The Mogul

Music star Ne-Yo recently sat down with us to provide us with some of his insights on becoming and staying successful.

One of the things that attracted Ne-Yo to the position was the focus on artist…

By Christian Law

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Gamer Fit Nation’s Antwand Pearman Calls for Gaming Cease-Fire

Avid gamer starts #OSCeasefire movement

Antwand Pearman has launched #OSCeasefire, which will take place on Dec. 21, a movement inciting…

By Anthony Frasier

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Young & Promising: How to Get Key People to Take You Seriously

These steps will lead you to become one of the who's who in your industry

Use these steps to ensure you’re visible and in a position to advance in your…

By Antoine Moss

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Bakery Goes Into Overdrive After Landing on Oprah’s “Favorite Things” List

Imagine how much a mention from Oprah would change your business.

Wisconsin bakery lands on Oprah’s “Favorite Things” list.

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84% of Kickstarter’s Top Projects Missed Their Deadline

CNNMoney investigation shows majority of top 50 most-funded projects are running behind with delivery

In an investigative report, CNNMoney looked at the top 50 most-funded projects on Kickstarter and…

By Janel Martinez

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No jokes here. Viola Davis looks phenomenal in her short do. I would buy anything she said she puts in her hair.

What Celebrities Should be Endorsing

We see celebrity endorsements all the time for make-up, cars, face cleanser and the like. But what about the products they should REALLY be endorsing?

We see celebrity endorsements all the time for make-up, cars, face cleanser and the like.…

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What Brands Can Learn About Social Media Strategy in the Face of Public Crisis

Social lessons learned from national tragedies such as the Sandy Hook shooting

In wake of the Sandy Hook shooting, see what brands can learn about implementing an…

By S. Lynn Cooper

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Credit card usage is on the rise, new data says.

Some Credit Card Companies Issuing Refunds

Customers should be receiving refunds from now until March

You could be in line for a refund from your credit card company.

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Under 30 and Winning: Top Millennials Overhauling Education

Young innovators are ensuring our youth have fair chance at advancement

These young leaders are passionate about making the playing field that much more equal for…

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Investment Firm Drops Manufacturer of Gun Used in Newtown Shooting

Citing mounting public pressure, firm takes stand on gun control.

Cerberus Capital called the shooting a “watershed event that has raised the national debate on…

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It’s only Wednesday, but already it is a full and eventful week in tech.  In this fast-paced industry, it’s out with the old (news about Facebook’s IPO) and in with the new—more news and speculation surrounding the Menlo Park, Calif.-based company. With talks of Facebook setting up shop to create a smartphone and Google Glass resurfacing with new developments, here’s a look at top tech moments so far this week.--Janel Martinez

Twitter and Nielsen Team Up to Publish ‘Social TV’ Ratings

New ratings that measure conversation on Twitter to begin next fall

Nielsen announced on Monday that it was partnering with popular microblogging site Twitter to publish…

By Yannique Benitez

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Eliminate the Chaos: How to Organize Your Job Hunt

Don’t let the process and stress drive you up the wall

You don’t have to be overwhelmed with trying to find your next gig. Here are…

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Taking a New Look at Entrepreneurship and Franchising

Our financial expert says it's worth taking a look at franchising from another perspective

Want to start a franchise? It may not be necessary to reinvent the wheel.

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Gun Stores See Increase in Business after Newtown Shooting

Customers are concerned about possible restrictions on gun ownership.

Store owners see sales increase due to tragedy and fear of new gun laws.

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IBM Predicts Computers Will See, Smell, Hear, Touch and Taste By 2018

Tech company releases its seventh annual “5 in 5” report

IBM released its annual “5 in 5” report on Monday, highlighting what’s next in computer…

By Yannique Benitez

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I’ll Be Missing You: How to Handle Workplace Grief

Steps to help you and your office peer cope

When a coworker has experienced a loss, it can be a difficult time in the…

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Will the Next Generation iPad Mini Have Better Screen Resolution?

Do you think the iPad Mini needs a better screen?

Sources in Taiwan say they know what the next generation of iPad mini will look…

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Tweet, Like, Share: 3 Benefits of Developing Win-Win Relationships on Social Media

Selfish networking will ensure you make few quality connections

As a professional, you can use social media engagement as a tool to build relationships…

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WordPress Offers New Managed Hosting Solution for Small Businesses

Blogging platform unveils new option for small biz owners

Wordpress.com Enterprise gives users unlimited traffic, bandwidth and storage for $500 a month.

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1 in 3 Pedestrians Living Dangerously By Texting While Crossing the Road

Study finds Seattle residents on mobile devices aren’t looking twice when venturing across the street

A recent study of pedestrians in Seattle, Washington found that nearly one in three people…

By Yannique Benitez

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Former Estée Lauder Exec Quits Job to Create ‘Black MBA Women’

Organization seeks to build viable professional network

Picture this: A room full of educated black women with MBAs from top tier schools…

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Cool Jobs: Young Events Exec Bridges Global Gaps at Full-Service Company

Soloman Nnanna helps provide elite experiences for clients and millennials

Infusing culture and a passion for expanding experiences for 20-somethings, this Royalty Life Group executive…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Sorry, Granny: Savings Bonds to Go Digital

Savings bonds have gone digital, much to the chagrin of grandparents

How will this change the system?

By Ashley R. Harris

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Samsung Hits Home Featuring African-American Family in Ad

Electronics giant targets Black families in new commercial

South Korean-based electronics company Samsung features African-American family in new commercial.

By Janel Martinez

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Wealthy Giving Big Gifts Before 2013 Tax Hike

The fiscal cliff has scared some to giving away fortunes

Could this trend prove prudent?

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Author and Motivator Lisa Nichols Inspires During Social Media Event

Lisa Nichols inspired participant during her tweet chat with Black Enterprise, detailing her latest business…

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Susan L. Taylor Talks Mentorship and Passing on a Legacy via CARES

Sharing tips on passing on a legacy and the need for mentorship, Susan L. Taylor…

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