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5 Biggest Mistakes Tech Entrepreneurs Make When Protecting Intellectual Property

5 Tips to protect and monetize your intellectual property

Tim Reese of the National Minority Action Network lays out five mistakes entrepreneurs make when…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Microsoft Tests Social Media Waters With Socl

The company’s “research project” is now open to the wider public

Microsoft opens up beta of new social network Socl, which is powered by search engine…

By Yannique Benitez

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‘Undercover Boss’ Moves: 7 Career Secrets Your Supervisor Won’t Tell You

Tips on how to follow in their footsteps

Due to status and prestige, you may feel disconnected from your boss. Here are career…

By Antoine Moss

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In Newark, Support, Leeriness of Booker’s Food Stamp Challenge

Newark officials laud work of Newark's non-profit community, food access programs

One family’s struggle hints at what Newark Mayor Cory Booker is up against.

By Sherrell Dorsey

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New iPhone App ‘Around the Way’ Locates Black-Owned Businesses

Application uses built-in GPS to pin point African-American businesses in your area

New York-based company Around the Way and mobile-app development firm Clearly Innovative created a free…

By Janel Martinez

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Small Business advice from Twitter’s Founder

How Brands Can Tweet Smarter, Not Harder

Surefire ways to enhance your Twitter profile

BlackEnterprise.com provides four surefire tips to enhancing your Twitter profile.

By S. Lynn Cooper

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New Facebook Privacy Policy Ruffles Feathers

Expert highlights the social networking sites new privacy-policy changes

The Root’s tech-life expert Stephanie Humphrey outlines Facebook’s new privacy-policy changes.

By Janel Martinez

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A Brand of Exploitation: ‘Sweet Browns’ of the World, Please Have Several Seats

Shucking and jiving for checks is just not my cup of tea

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Sweet Brown, I’ve had enough.
Some of us chuckled and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Come Again? 4 Steps for Handling Those ‘Oh, No He/She Didn’t’ Moments on Social Media

How to represent your brand in the face of complaints, negative feedback or false accusations

If you encounter negative feedback or false accusations on social platforms, here’s how you can…

By S. Lynn Cooper

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Former Tyler Perry Studios Exec Talks Branching Out and Producing Quality Programming

Bobbcat Films founder leads with two P's: passion and preparation

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We have good news for you. You can have…

By Gil Robertson

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Small Business and The JOBS Act: One Year Later

Obama Consults Small Business Owners on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

Obama was criticized for meeting with CEOs a few weeks earlier.

The president said he will reach a deal with Republicans.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Technology Making You a Jerk? 4 Reasons You Should Leave It At the Door

If your friends claim technology is making you an imbecile, follow these tips

American Express OPEN Forum details how to stop acting like a jerk and unplug from…

By Janel Martinez

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‘Black in America’: Angela Benton, One Year Later

After launching NewME Accelerator last year, the renaissance woman has expanded the program

Black Enterprise talks to NewMe Accelerator Founder and CEO of Angela Benton about her experience…

By Janel Martinez

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Michael Jackson’s Personal Debt Paid In Full

Estate of late superstar pays dividends

The Michael Jackson estate followed through with a promise to settle his considerable debt by…

By Darren Sands

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Beautiful People: The Better You Look, The More You Earn

Studies say a pretty face can equal big professional benefits

Studies have shown that attractive people are usually hired sooner, get promoted quicker and are…

By Jamie Harrison

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Why You Aren’t Having Job-Seeking Success

How to get out of your own way and regroup

For frustrated job seekers, giving up isn’t the answer — or an option. Here’s how…

By Janell Hazelwood

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How to Stay Safe While Shopping on Cyber Monday

8 ways to ensure you’re protected while shopping online

Tips to staying safe while shopping online.

By Janel Martinez

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Real vs. Delusion: What to Expect From Your First Job

Come in with real expectations to maximize your experience

How to sift through the fact or fiction of your first job experience.

By Janell Hazelwood

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How the Housing Crisis Battered America’s Wealthiest Black County

"I am like a tree that is on the verge of being uprooted by water," one homeowner said.

Prince George’s County, Md., has long been the wealthiest majority-black county in the United States.

By Laurence Afums

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You’ve Got the Power: 7 Ways to Take Control of Your Performance Review

Face your evaluation with confidence, not fear

Here are tips on prepping for the big day where you might—or might not—get a…

By Janell Hazelwood

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British Beautypreneur Fills Industry Void for Women with Allergies

Skills in artistry and personal passion make for winning combo

A British woman with many allergies found a way to fill a niche in the…

By Octavia Goredema

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The Legacy of “Soul Train” Continues with Paxton Baker

Baker has plans to continue and further extend the Soul Train brand.

Soul Train continues after the death of the legendary Don Cornelius.

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Shine Bright Like a Diamond: How to Get Top Opps at Your Job

Be inspired by Rihanna's 777 Tour to have once-in-a-lifetime career moments

Journalists recently got the career chance of a lifetime to be part of Rihanna’s 777…

By Jamie Harrison

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Honored by the Queen: How a Young Woman Gained Ultimate Career Win

Entrepreneur's plight to highlight U.K.'s top black power women is lauded

Octavia Goredema, founder of The Twenty Ten Club, received a high honor in the U.K…

By Octavia Goredema

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Put a Smile on Your Face, it May Lead to More Money

Study shows that people with positive dispositions will be richer than the rest

Smile. It pays.

By Ashley R. Harris

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Self-Taught Teen Engineer From Sierra Leone Builds Battery, Radio Transmitter

The 16-year-old whiz kid invited to conduct research at MIT

Kelvin Doe is the youngest person in history to be invited to the “Visiting Practitioner’s…

By Janel Martinez

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Can entrepreneurs use crowdfunding to save Hostess

Can Entrepreneurs use CrowdFunding to Save Hostess?

Crowdfunding is another term for collective fundraising by a large group of people who either donate money or receive equity stakes in a business.

Using CrowdFunding, a group of entrepreneurs attempt to save the 82-year-old iconic company

By C. Daniel Baker

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Chris Bennett recalls the feedback he received for his company, Soldsie, while participating in the NewMe Accelerator in Silicon Valley.

‘Black in America’: Chris Bennett, One Year Later

From private equity to programming the web: What life looks like after the NewMe Accelerator

One year after participating in the NewMe Accelerator, which was featured in the CNN Black…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Small Businesses Keep Thanksgiving a Holiday, Not a Shopping Day

Unlike Wal-mart, Target and other big chains, many small businesses will remain closed on Thanksgiving.

Many small businesses will keep Thanksgiving a holiday and remain closed this year.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Sommelier Kim Wood at Center of Vintage Vegas Experience

Sommelier Kim Wood on drinking wine at Thanksgiving, his career and future

Kim Wood’s at the center of a fantastic Las Vegas dining experience.

By Darren Sands

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Bey Savvy: Social Media Lessons You Can Learn From Beyonce

Having a targeted, less-is-more approach can be ideal

Here are 3 reasons laying off on social media while on the job or job…

By Jamie Harrison

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5 Companies Affected by Obamacare

After the president's reelection, companies are promising layoffs or reduced hours due to Obamcare cost.

Several companies said Obamacare would force them to reduce hours or layoff workers.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Quick Ways to Save Money at Thanksgiving

Save money and time this holiday season

Save money and time this holiday season

By Ashley R. Harris

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Tips to Help Your Business Standout on Small Business Saturday

Follow these tips to help your business shine on Small Business Saturday

How to stand out and win customers on Small Business Saturday

By C. Daniel Baker

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Still Winning: How to Bounce Back from Being Fired

Here's a 30-day plan to get you back in the game

If you’ve recently been fired or are unemployed, don’t lose hope. Here’s a 30-day plan…

By Janell Hazelwood

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On Your Mark, Get Set, Save! How to Score Holiday Shopping Deals Online

Skip the lines (and ditch the paper) with these 6 tech tips

With the highly-anticipated shopping days right around the corner, see how you can save money…

By S. Lynn Cooper

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Could Cory Booker Soon be Living on Food Stamps?

Newark mayor challenges Twitter follower to contest

Cory Booker will participate in Univ. of Bridgeport food stamp contest.

By Darren Sands

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Nintendo Aims for Comeback With Wii U

Will the newly-released Nintendo console change the way gamers game?

Wii U, which hit shelves on Sunday, aims to appeal to both light mobile gamers…

By Yannique Benitez

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Jumping in Bed With Gadgets Proves Harmful to Sleep Cycle

Turning technology off before bedtime may mean a more productive day

OnlinePsychologyDegree.net created an infographic on the effects of late-night gadget use.

By Janel Martinez

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Holiday Spending: Don’t Let it Wipe You Out

Making sure your savings are still in tact this holiday season

Just in time for Black Friday, a few tips so you can save more money…

By Jennifer Streaks

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Where Will Money From the BP Oil Settlement Go?

Oil giant has come to financial terms, but where will the money go?

Projections for the settlement funds from BP.

By Ashley R. Harris

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So Annoying: Common Habits That Make You Hard to Work With

Consider these common courtesies to ensure a happy environment

Avoid these habits that will be sure to turn off anyone you work with.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Cash Mobs Support Small Businesses

Spending Wisely on Small Business Saturday

Give local and small businesses a try

Will you support small business Saturday?

By Ashley R. Harris

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Freshwire’s Shawn Amos Talks Tumblr in ‘60 Seconds of Social Media’

The chief executive explores why the social network is becoming hot among brands

CEO Shawn Amos explores what Tumblr’s recent A-List Partnership will mean for brands in the…

By Janel Martinez

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Denny’s Plans to Charge 5% ‘Obamacare Surcharge,’ Cut Workers Hours

Restaurant owner says 'it's the only alternative'

A Florida restauranteur says he can’t afford the Obamacare mandates

By Makkada B. Selah

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Is Facebook Making You Poor?

Study shows that the social networking site causes people to over-indulge

Research reveals link between social media interaction, debt

By Ashley R. Harris

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Could Your Business Benefit from Offering Free Shipping?

Many companies are offering free shipping for the holidays.

Could it work for Yours?

By C. Daniel Baker

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Will Shoppers Skip Black Friday Alltogether

Will Shoppers Skip Black Friday All Together?

Bad weather, violence and other problems may lead to poor turnouts.

Will you be out there rain, sleet, hail or snow?

By C. Daniel Baker

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Marketers Accused of Not Leveraging Social Media to Target Blacks

African Americans not seen as target audience on online platforms

Madame Noire reports that despite the consumer research, marketers aren’t reaching out to African American…

By Janel Martinez

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50 Cent Launches Boxing Promotions Company

Rapper's company said to be licensed to promote in Nev., N.Y.

The entrepreneur 50 Cent is broadening his reach into the world of sports.

By Darren Sands

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Office Hero: How to Become that Go-To Gal (or Guy)

You can add indispensable value to your company

Here are tips on how you can become the professional your company can’t— and won’t—…

By Janell Hazelwood

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‘Black in America’: Curtiss Pope, One Year Later

Former Microsoft programmer talks about his hometown, Silicon Valley

BlackEnterprise.com visits with tech founder Curtiss Pope to see what he’s been up to one…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Haven’t Traveled the World? You May Not Be the Best Worker

How global drifters bring qualities only diverse experiences can build

Writer Dan Oshinsky, details key qualities workers with global experience bring to the table versus…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Cool Jobs: Young Dentist Changing Perceptions One Smile at a Time

Dr. Kareem Merrick combines family legacy with passion for education

Dr. Kareem Merrick, 30, carries on his family legacy as director of the dental department…

By Aisha M. Taylor

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Is Facebook's Promoted Posts Driving Away Brands

Is Facebook’s Promoted Posts Driving Away Brands?

Mark Cuban and other brands express displeasure at new promoted posts feature

Several business owners seem to be moving away from Facebook.

By C. Daniel Baker

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KCOH End of an Era for 59 Year Old Black Owned Station

End of an Era for KCOH, Historic Black Owned Radio Station

A 59-year history of serving Houston’s black community comes to an end

It will return next year as part of the Guadalupe Radio Network

By C. Daniel Baker

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BlackGirlsCode Wins $50,000 Philanthropy Award

The nonprofit is dedicated to teaching young black girls computer programming.

The push to include more blacks in technology continues.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Robert L. Johnson And Dr. DeForest B. Soaries, Jr. Announce Alliance To End Payday Lending, Lower Minority Consumer Debt, And Promote Financial Education

Black Ownership of TV Stations Declines, F.C.C. Study Finds

Are you worried about this?

A new study by the Federal Communications Commission found that the number of black-owned television…

By Laurence Afums

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5 Scandalous Qualities That Ensure Professional Success

Take a cue from characters of the popular show to make yourself more marketable

Let’s take a look at qualities each Scandal character embodies that could help young professionals…

By Jamie Harrison

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Harnessing the power of social for social good was a major trend and point of discussion among conscious techies and seasoned panelists during Social Media Week 2012.  We’ve seen how quickly platforms can be used to mobilize reform efforts thanks to social media’s influence in the Arab Spring and recent Occupy Movement.  Digital thought leaders have no doubt that, when used properly, social media can be a significant cultural unifier, connecting people and efforts despite location.   
Moderated by Alice Korngold of Korngold Consulting LLC, "Social Media for Social Good"—an hour-long panel discussing best practices to use when furthering a cause in the digital space—wasn’t short of generating great ideas. The panelists included Cheryl Heller, board chair at PopTech; Dan Savage, creator of the It Gets Better Project; President and COO of Digitaria Doug Hecht and Carmel Hagan of Common. Here’s how social media enthusiasts can use various platforms for social good:--–Noni Cavaliere

Tech Startup Elluva Promotes Joy In Acts of Kindness

Company launches socially-responsible campaigns

New online coupon service Elluva is imparting social good on the Internet and beyond.

By Yannique Benitez

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25 Years Later, MC Lyte is Still a Cultural Force

Legendary artist 'Keeps, Keeping On' as she continues adding to her legacy as her business grows.

Lyte continues to shine in many different arenas.

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Why Adidas’ #TheReturn Campaign Works

A shout out to Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose is on his way back. Here’s why we care.

By Darren Sands

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School officials believe new program to make college affordable to local students will bring hope to the city's youth.

University of Chicago Starts Program for Local Students

U of C will try to lure more local talent

The University of Chicago is making attending the school easier for local students

By Ashley R. Harris

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Next Gen Resumes: How to Present 360-View of You

Use online tools to stand out from the pack

The resumes of tomorrow are not just one-page documents. They are living, breathing presentations that…

By James Walker

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The Other Fiscal Cliff: Money-Market Funds

The fiscal cliff isn't the only money problem on the Hill

Another financial problem, potential disastrous, confronts lawmakers.

By Ashley R. Harris

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Style Suite: 1 Hot Dress, 3 Chic Office-Friendly Looks

Optimize your closet for maximum wear of what you already have

Before shopping for new things, here’s how you can optimize your closet to get maximum…

By Kéla Walker

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Facebook’s New Job Board Gives LinkedIn a Run for Its Money

Social networking site has entered the world of jobseekers

Facebook launched a highly-anticipated job board, on Wednesday, as an extension of the Social Jobs…

By Yannique Benitez

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IBM Helps Women's Cooperatives in Tangier Become More Profitable

IBM Makes $4B in Financing Available for Small, Midsized Businesses

Financing available through IBM Global Financing can make obtaining credit easier and more accessible.

IBM aims to ensure that businesses, large and small have access to the right technologies…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Pinterest. Pinterest. Pinterest. It's the popular kid on the social media block, showing enormous growth and attracting the interest---and usage--of big brands including Nike, Kraft, Whole Foods, and HGTV. From boards centering on arts & crafts to interior decor and jobs boards, Pinterest can serve as a vital resource in not only your life but specifically, your career.


Check out five ways you can utilize Pinterest for professional development and advancement. ---Sirita Wright

3 Ways Pinterest Secret Boards Can Work for Your Business

Content sharing services’ secret boards prove to be a business-friendly tool

Washington, DC-based digital strategist and communications expert S. Lynn Cooper explores how brands can utilize…

By S. Lynn Cooper

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As a black woman, Tiffani Bell, founder of Pencil You In, is a rarity in Silicon Valley.

‘Black in America’: Tiffani Bell, One Year Later

Howard University computer science graduate looks back at what she's gained from the NewMe Accelerator

BlackEnterprise.com caught up with the tech entrepreneur Tiffani Bell to see what she’s been up…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Young Entrepreneurs Behind African Lookbook Connect Artists With Consumers Online

How one startup shares independent African artists with the world

BlackEnterprise.com caught up with the entrepreneurs behind African Lookbook, Aaron Kohn and Phil Sandick, to…

By Semhar Nyomi Woldeyesus

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Tyrese & Quincy Jones partner for Text4Baby

Quincy Jones, Tyrese and Feel Rich Inc., Partner to Help New Mothers

The partnership plans to use social media & celebrity role models to text healthy baby development information

The partnership, Feel Rich Moms, plans to use social media & celebrity role models to…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Bad Boys, Bad Boys: Out-of-the-Box Law Enforcement Jobs in Demand

The options are vast for professionals with unique skills

Whether you have science or military experience, these out-of-the-box careers are prime options.

By Aisha M. Taylor

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How Will Falling Off Fiscal Cliff Affect Your Wallet?

Financial crisis carries immediate, long term effects

Could approaching the fiscal cliff mean your finances are in trouble?

By Jennifer Streaks

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Google’s Transparency Report Confirms Government Surveillance Is Up

Report shows surveillance is on the rise

The tech company’s most recent data points show a growing level of surveillance.

By Yannique Benitez

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I’m Rich, Chick: Smart Boss Moves From Real Housewives of Atlanta

Though sometimes ratchet, there's a thing or two you could learn about boss moves

Here are key lessons you can take from these hard-working reality stars that could help…

By Jamie Harrison

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Golden Krust CEO Lowell Hawthorne Gives Recipes for Business Success in New Book

Golden Krust's CEO speaks on Earl "Butch" Graves' endorsement of his book and why his beef patties are the best around

Golden Krust’s CEO speaks on Earl “Butch” Graves’ endorsement of his book and why his…

By Chantell Black

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Eva Marcille Talks Nature, New Fashion Line and Being a Sophisticated Hustler

Eva's fashion line "Fleur Sauvage" will debut next year

The former top model is ready to strut her stuff in her own clothes.

By Demetria Irwin

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First-Time Manager? Here Are Three Steps to Success

Lead confidently and boldly for ultimate advancement

Consider these tips to help you reach your maximum potential as a newbie.

By Aisha M. Taylor

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Hajj Flemings, founder of GoKit, is invested in developing a tech hub in his hometown of Detroit, Michigan (Image: Source)

‘Black in America’: Hajj Flemings, One Year Later

Detroit native shares what he’s been up to since the CNN documentary

BlackEnterprise.com caught up with the tech entrepreneur Hajj Flemings to see what he’s been up…

By Janel Martinez

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Style Suite: Well-Vested Vogue in the Office

What was once a stuffy suiting piece can now turn up your look

Cut in different styles, vests now add a cool factor, even in the workplace.

By Kéla Walker

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Ivan Vassall Sr., 96, who operated the first black-owned auto dealership in Philadelphia

Pioneering African American Auto Dealer Dead at 96

Vassall Sr., operated the first black-owned auto dealership in Philadelphia

Vassall Sr., operated the first black-owned auto dealership in Philadelphia

By C. Daniel Baker

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Cool Jobs: Google Exec Forging Bankable Web Relationships

A passion for global Web engagement and growth keeps this power player motivated

As director of content partnerships, Malik Ducard forges vital relationships, adding to the growth of…

By Gil Robertson

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Gary Dourdan of CSI Files for Bankruptcy

The actor says he only has $321 a month in disposable income

The actor says he only has $321 a month in disposable income

By Makkada B. Selah

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Veterans use military training to start their own businesses.

From Enlisting in the Military to Becoming Entrepreneurs

Veterans use military training to start their own businesses.

Veterans use military training to start their own businesses.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Low Retention: Why Job-Hopping Is Your Best Move

Sometimes staying loyal to one gig isn't the best idea

One writer offers the 10 reasons keeping it moving is not such a bad idea.

By Janell Hazelwood

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How to Visualize Your Brand With Instagram

The photo-sharing app recently rolled out web profiles. See how you can use the new addition to your advantage

With Instagram rolling out web profiles, BlackEnterprise.com takes a look at the various ways brands…

By S. Lynn Cooper

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Top 10 Hot Spots for Finding Blogging Jobs

Check out these key resources to find work that pays

These are prime job boards for bloggers to find paying gigs.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Travel Giant Priceline Acquires Kayak

Analysts unsure of what shocker means for web travel industry

Does Priceline’s purchase of Kayak mean cheaper travel?

By Ashley R. Harris

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The Lazy Man’s Guide to Holiday Shopping: Gift Cards

Achieving holiday cheer from the comfort of your couch

Strategies for the gift card buyer in you.

By Ashley R. Harris

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Maximizing Your Membership: How to Make Professional Orgs Work For You

Get the best return on your time investment

These tips will help you maximize your professional memberships and ensure your involvement in organizations…

By James Walker

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Applebee’s Franchise Stops hiring, blames ObamaCare

Applebee’s Franchise Stops Hiring, Blames ObamaCare

Another business cuts hours and hiring due to Obamacare

Another business cuts hours and hiring due to Obamacare

By C. Daniel Baker

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Married to the Game: Dating Rules That Can Help You Land the Job

These love tips can be useful in finding perfect career match

Here are some classic dating rules that you can apply to job seeking to help…

By Jamie Harrison

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Team of geography academics at Floating Sheep tracked states with the most racist tweets (Image: Floating Sheep)

Geographers Reveal Where Nation’s Racist Tweets Come From

Post-presidential election 2012, take a look at which states have most racist tweets

Academics at Floating Sheep map out racism on Twitter.

By Yannique Benitez

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Debra Langford, vice president inclusion and diversity at NBC Universal, offers up some advice during the Power Networking Workshop, hosted by Microsoft.

Who, What, When, Where, How: On Finding the Best Advice

No matter how much you’ve accomplished, everyone needs a little wise counsel

Could you be looking for good advice in all the wrong places?

By Patrice C. Washington

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Tweet #ThankAVet on November 11 to Support Veterans

To honor vets, tweet using hashtag for $1 donation

This Veteran’s Day, the History network wants you to honor veterans and tweet #ThankAVet to…

By Yannique Benitez

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The Closing of LV’s Twelve-22 has rekindled tensions over Gentrification

The Final Days of a Historic Bar LV’s Twelve-22

The closing has rekindled tensions over gentrification

The closing has rekindled tensions over gentrification

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This Hollywood biopic, telling the story of Harlem hustler, Frank Lucas, debuted in 2007 starring Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe. Washington played the role of Lucas, while Crowe portrays police detective, Richie Roberts. This film is Denzel's highest grossing film to date with total box office receipts of $266.5 million.

Top 5 Grossing Denzel Washington Movies Worldwide

What is your favorite of these five films?

What is your favorite of these five films?

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Just Shut Up: How Silence Can Be Your Best Ally

Being a great listener can be the best major power play

Effective listening has always been an asset for leaders, especially when it comes to making…

By Janell Hazelwood

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After Obama Reelection, CEO Announces Layoffs

CEO follows through on his election threat

CEO follows through on his election threat

By C. Daniel Baker

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Looking for a New Thang: Top 7 Gigs for Career Changers

Can't decide what to do or be? Here are more options

Whether you’re looking for something less stressful, more exciting or even more radical, these options…

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Smartest Mobile Phone:


Samsung Galaxy S3


As smart phone manufacturers go, the men and women at Samsung must be geniuses because the Galaxy S series keeps getting better and better. The Galaxy S3 has so many great features it's hard to say where to start. There's the 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED touchscreen display, and the multitask feature that lets you continue to watch a video while texting, but the S Beam has got to be the best feature in my book. It allows you to place two S3's back-to-back and you can transfer pictures, music, videos and more.

Review Roundup: Samsung’s Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II Challenge Apple’s iPhone 5

Can Samsung’s flagship smartphones stand up to the sixth-gen iPhone?

This week’s Review Roundup takes a look at how the Galaxy S III and the…

By Robert S. Anthony

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More Optimistic About Financial Well-Being

Financial Services Careers Should Get a Second Look

A field filled with opportunities

A field filled with opportunities

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My Bad: How to Recover After Big Office Mistake

Four steps to ensure you don't end up with a pink slip

Here are four important steps to help you save face after making a major office…

By Jamie Harrison

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5 Things We’ll Miss About Windows Live Messenger

R.I.P. to the instant messaging service

R.I.P. Windows Live Messenger, here is what users will miss about Microsoft’s forgotten messenger service.…

By Winston Ford

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Groupon’s Growth Slows, Stock Falls

Shares tumble for No. 1 online deals service

Groupon, the pioneer in subscription-based online deals, has investors wondering if it can keep the…

By Yannique Benitez

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What the Fiscal Cliff Means for Small Business

Can the president & Congress work together to avoid the upcoming crisis?

Can the president & Congress work together to avoid the upcoming crisis?

By C. Daniel Baker

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The Fiscal Cliff: What You Need To Know

A primer on the sequester

The fiscal cliff, explained

By Ashley R. Harris

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10 U.S. Cities Your Smartphone Is Most Likely to Get Jacked In

Smartphone theft is most prevalent in Philly, as well as LA, NY, and Chicago

Gadget-insurance company Protect Your Bubble released the “The Worst Cities for Smartphone Loss & Theft”…

By Janel Martinez

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Robert Fitzgerald Receives SBA 2012 Virginia Minority Small Business Person of the Year Award

Robert Fitzgerald Receives Small Business Association Award

Fitzgerald was named "Virginia Minority Small Business Person of the Year"

Fitzgerald was named “Virginia Minority Small Business Person of the Year”

By C. Daniel Baker

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Style Suite: Rock That Office-Friendly Fur

Whether faux or real, don't shy away from this hot trend

Here’s how you can wear fur to work, professionally chic and warm at the same…

By Kéla Walker

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Where Marijuana is Legal, Dealers prepare to battle Corporate Cannabis

Marijuana’s Legalization is Complicated for Business Owners

Even with new laws business owners still face hassles & red tape

Dave Schwaab ran a dispensary named “Abundant Healing” in Fort Collins, Colorado in 2009, a…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Ace That Interview … Without Even Leaving the House

Success tips for wowing prospective employers on the phone

Here are four tips for wowing prospective employers without leaving your home.

By Jamie Harrison

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Smartest Mobile Phone:


Samsung Galaxy S3


As smart phone manufacturers go, the men and women at Samsung must be geniuses because the Galaxy S series keeps getting better and better. The Galaxy S3 has so many great features it's hard to say where to start. There's the 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED touchscreen display, and the multitask feature that lets you continue to watch a video while texting, but the S Beam has got to be the best feature in my book. It allows you to place two S3's back-to-back and you can transfer pictures, music, videos and more.

Move Over Apple, Samsung’s Galaxy S3 Is the World’s Best-Selling Smartphone

Short lived or not, the Galaxy S3 is the title-holder in Q3

According to research firm Strategy Analytics, Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy S3 is now the world’s best-selling…

By Janel Martinez

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Advocacy Releases Annual Small Business Lending Report

3 Quick & Easy Side Gigs For Busy Professionals

No matter what industry, you can find the time for these money-makers

Any professional in any industry can try one of these side gigs to bring in…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Apple unveiled the iPad Mini, which starts at $329, during the company's media event on Tuesday (Image: Apple)

Apple Rumors Swirl, iPad Mini 2 to Arrive in Fall 2013

Not even weeks into iPad Mini release, the next-gen device said to be in the works

Although the iPad Mini has only been on shelves for a few days, the company’s…

By Yannique Benitez

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Did Hurricane Sandy Ruin Christmas for Some Businesses?

Hurricane Sandy created holiday time shipping delays

Hurricane Sandy created holiday time shipping delays

By C. Daniel Baker

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Online Community Makes ‘Going Natural’…Well, Natural

Embracing your hair—short, long, natural or straight—championed by online hubs

Emergence of an online community centered around hair care makes “going natural” simple.

By Janel Martinez

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Keep Your Head Up: Staying Motivated During Your Job Search

Don't be discouraged. Remain focused and strategic while looking for work

Here are tips on how to keep your cool and remain encouraged while looking for…

By Jamie Harrison

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Lauren Doggett, Owner of Whipped Body Goods

Entrepreneur of the Week: Lauren Doggett of ‘Whipped Body Goods’

See what made her take the leap into entrepreneurship and how her business is going

Lauren Doggett, Creator of Whipped Body Goods, offers entrepreneurial advice to our business audience

By C. Daniel Baker

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Small Business and The JOBS Act: One Year Later

What’s Obama’s Second Term Means for Small Businesses

What do the next four years hold for small business owners?

Many small business owners watched the presidential election with great interest, some even delaying plans…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Know the Steps to Effective Networking … Through E-mail

Learn the ways to make a solid online connection

An underused method of networking that could be helpful is through e-mail, and here are…

By Sasha King

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5 Mistakes That You Shouldn’t Make on Your Resumé

Blunders that will send your resumé straight to the trash

Here are 5 resume mistakes to avoid when job seeking.

By Sasha King

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Obama Calls for Unity to Meet 2nd Term Agenda

Obama's second term will determine his legacy

Obama’s second term will determine his legacy

By Derek T. Dingle

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Obama’s Social Media-Savvy Campaign Lands Most Popular Tweet in History

The president wins in the world of social, making presidential and Twitter history

President Obama’s victory tweet was retweeted more than 350,000 times and favorited over 120,000 times,…

By Yannique Benitez

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The Obama Mojo: How Will You Re-Invent and Upgrade Your Professional Swagger?

As we look to the President to push further, so should we

As the president prepares for his 44th and second term in the White House, think…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Mike Muse: The Music Man and The Political Provocateur

How does a music man with no major label backing become a major finance player for the president?

How does a music man with no major label backing become a major finance player…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Style Suite: 5 Must-Have FLOTUS Fashion Pieces

As Election Day nears an end, tap into your inner First Lady with these pieces

As we all await the decision on who will lead the United States, tap into…

By Kéla Walker

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Hiring an Ex-con could be right for your business

Hiring an Ex-Con Could be Right for Your Business

Why hiring an ex offender might be beneficial for your business.

Why hiring an ex offender might be beneficial for your business.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Mindblown Labs’ Educational Game Scores Over $75K on Kickstarter

Educational tech startup furthers initiative through crowdfunding

Mindblown Labs raised $77,522 for the company’s financial literacy game, Mindblown Life (MBL).

By Janel Martinez

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Job Fair Ninja: How to Walk Out With a Winning Gig Today

Three steps that will ensure you aren't wasting precious time

Cindy Billington, career advisement professional at Texas A&M University, shares tips on how to conquer…

By Jamie Harrison

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Obama’s Last Campaign

President Obama used his last campaign appearance to make the closing argument for the next four years.

President Obama used his last campaign appearance to make the closing argument for the next…

By Derek T. Dingle

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The Do’s and Dont’s of Negotiating Your First Salary

Are you being a pushover or a power player?

Sometimes getting what you deserve at your first gig can be daunting. Check out these…

By Sasha King

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You Tried It: Top Most Ineffective Responses to Twitter Job Opps

Stay away from mistakes that could cost you a prime opportunity

Here are the top most annoying, off-putting ways to respond to a job opportunity presented…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Style Suite: Vote in Style with Michelle Obama-Inspired Work Wear

Embody the FLOTUS flair with these key fashion elements

For Election Day, keep in mind these five stellar elements of Michelle Obama’s style campaign…

By Kéla Walker

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College vs. Career: Get the Dream Job Without the Degree

How experience can sometimes trump the paper

With the cost of education continuing to rise it may be feasible to reassess how…

By Sasha King

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Life After the Yard: Professionals Talk Career Benefits of Pledging

Question remains: Is being a soror or frat member vital to advancement?

When choosing whether to be in a sorority or fraternity, the question remains: Is it…

By Jamie Harrison

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Video the Vote and UStream Push Voters to Document Election Day Injustice

Voters encouraged to press record on mobile device

Video the Vote and UStream are encouraging you to use your phone to spread the…

By Yannique Benitez

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Using Hip-Hop to Make a Difference: A Talk With Tamekia Flowers-Holland

Tamekia discusses her journey to shine a brighter, more positive light on Hip-Hop and help youth at the same time

Tamekia discusses her journey to shine a brighter, more positive light on Hip-Hop and help…

By Arlice Nichole

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I'll add 100 Jobs if Mitt Romney Wins

Small Business Owner: I’ll Invest In 100 New Jobs…If Romney Wins

Frank Duffy says he will still create jobs if Obama is re-elected

Frank Duffy says he will still create jobs if Obama is re-elected

By C. Daniel Baker

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Democratic Poll Watchers to Use New App

Campaign launches new poll-watching app

Democratic election technology provider NGP VAN announced on Monday a mobile tool for poll watchers…

By Janel Martinez

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Watch Out for These Changes at Your Bank

Consumers will have increased mobile access to information

Changes are on the horizon at some banks

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Groupon continues to acquire Small Businesses

Can Groupon Win Back Small Business Owners?

Groupon launches 2 new products to win back merchants

Groupon launches 2 new products to win back merchants

By C. Daniel Baker

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90% of U.S. Companies Say They’ve Been Hacked in Past Year

Study by private research organization reveals stunning stats

In a survey that looked at 583 U.S. companies, 90% had been hacked in the…

By Janel Martinez

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Who’s Hiring in the Key Swing States?

Healthcare and education industries winning, but jobless rates still major issue

As Election Day nears, spotlight zeroes in on key swing states and their jobless rates,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Woe is Sandy: 5 Steps to Stress-Free Return to Work

You can make a seamless transition after the mess of the storm

Hurricane Sandy left a mess, and with the rebuilding, we all have to clean up.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women More Likely to Use Payday Loans Than Men

Predatory lending practice popular among whites, women

The parasite of the lending community attacks women significantly more than it does men

By Ashley R. Harris

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Profit With Purpose: A Talk With Teneshia Jackson-Warner

Award- winning multicultural marketing expert, Teneshia Jackson-Warner, details in her book, the tools to success in her field

Award- winning multicultural marketing expert, Teneshia Jackson-Warner, details in her book, the tools to success…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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How to Start Your Emergency Fund Now

Plan for the unexpected to avoid financial hardship

Tips for starting an emergency fund

By Ashley R. Harris

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4 Steps to Go From Small Fry to Big Cheese

Position yourself to become the top boss in charge today

Here are four steps to the ultimate of boss moves: top boss in charge.

By Jamie Harrison

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Women of Power: 10 Education Leaders Who are Making a Difference

In honor of Dr. Beverly Tatum receiving the 2015 Black Enterprise Women of Power Barbara…

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Women of Power: 10 Entrepreneurs at the Top of Their Game

With research showing women as the leading forces in entrepreneurship, we rounded up a list…

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