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Mo’ Shade and No Tea: How to Slay the Rude Monster in Your Office

As Chief Morale Officer, you can get ride of bad behavior with ease

Rudeness is on the rise in offices, according to research. Here’s how you handle inappropriate…

By Jamie Harrison

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Create a Platform for your Business

The Internet is run primarily by four platforms: Amazon, iTunes, Google, and Facebook.  The valuable lesson that I’ve learned about this is that owning a platform is critical in developing a sustainable business strategy.  What is a platform? According to Phil Simon (author of The Age of Platform), a platform is defined as “an extremely valuable and powerful ecosystem that […] scales, morphs, and incorporates new features, users, customers, vendors, and partners.”   A platform gives entrepreneurs a greater opportunity to scale their business for sustainable growth. For example the NewMe Accelerator (Angela Benton and Wayne Sutton), TechStars (Brad Feld and David Cohen) and The Lean Startup (Eric Ries) are great examples of platforms that were developed by entrepreneurs.

NewME Accelerator Announces Pop-Up Tour Schedule

Starting in our nation’s capital, the pop-up tour will hit 8 cities

Kicking off in Washington, DC, NewME Accelerator announced its eight-city tour on Wednesday.

By Janel Martinez

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Protect Your Business from Spring Weather Threats

5 Money Tips: Snowstorm Nemo Edition!

Extreme weather calls for extreme money-saving measures

Don’t get buried under the snow with no money to spend!

By Darren Sands

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Financial Planning for College Doesn’t Have to Be Intimidating

With proper planning and budgeting, paying for college doesn't have to drain your finances

Make sure you’re not letting the process of saving for your child’s education intimidate you.

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Congressional Budget Office: Economy to Pick up Steam in 2014

The Congressional Budget Office forecasts the economic climate

A positive outlook is on the horizon.

By Ashley R. Harris

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“666″ on Tax Form Causes Christian Worker to Quit His Job

"666" is commonly associated with the devil

Worker felt the number on his tax form went against his Christian faith

By C. Daniel Baker

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Just Stop It: 5 Failing Job-Seeking Habits You Need to Break

A tough market can breed desperation. Don't ride the bandwagon

From abusing social networks to being a persistent pest, these five habits could keep you…

By Courtney Connley

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Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 6th

On every single day of Black History Month this February, we will provide you with a daily fact.

Check out the facts.

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4 Lessons From Successful Social Media Ninjas

Tips to tackling social media like a pro

BlackEnterprise.com spoke to several social media savvy folks to get their take on the precision…

By S. Lynn Cooper

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A Family’s Story Underlines Need for Financial Resources for HIV and AIDS Patients

Remembering those in need on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Having an illness can create a significant financial burden. In honor of this day, here…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Career Lessons You Can Learn from Beyonce’s Winning Super Bowl Deal

Be inspired by the platinum-selling diva's stellar boss moves

Four lessons Beyonce has taught us all about how to stand the heat in our…

By Courtney Connley

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Love & Tech: 48% of Single Women Research Dates on Facebook

Recent Match.com survey shows women engage in pre-date research--and Facebook is their source of choice

Match.com, which asked over 5,000 single and married people about their dating habits, revealed 48%…

By Janel Martinez

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Historic Black Enterprise Magazine Covers: Black-Owned Farms, May 1978

The editors of BE developed a groundbreaking cover story on the “black land drain."

Check out the latest cover.

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On-Field Super Bowl Celebrations Were a Huge Boon for Times-Picayune

Thanks to retirement, photo is one for the ages

But the Times-Picayune, an award-winning newspaper, controversially switched to publishing just three times a week…

By Darren Sands

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How to Turn Less Lucrative College Majors into Winning Careers

Leverage knowledge in any field into high salary potential

Check out how you can leverage knowledge in any field to increase your marketability and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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By the Numbers: Ray Lewis Ends 17-Year Career as a Champion

Take a look at a snapshot of professional highlights

Check out a breakdown of professional highlights for 17-year NFL veteran and Super Bowl champion…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Reddit Raises $10,000 for Security Guard Who Tased Woman

Mall security rewarded for his efforts

Reddit joins forces to reward Internet hero who tasers unruly patrons at an Atlanta mall.…

By Ashley R. Harris

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Why does Budweiser want to Buy Corona?

Why Does Budweiser Want to Buy Corona?

If Budweiser bought Corona, they'd control 46% of beer sales in the United States

Department of Justice says Budweiser’s attempt to purchase Corona is a threat to American Beer…

By C. Daniel Baker

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In 2011, tech co-founders Mike McGee and Neal Sales-Griffin started Code Academy, a 12 week program to teach people how to build websites and mobile apps.

The Starter League to Train Chicago Teachers on Web Development Curriculum

Chicago-based startup partners with Chicago Public Schools and the City Colleges of Chicago

The Starter League (formerly Code Academy), a Chicago-based beginner-focused software school that teaches people how…

By Janel Martinez

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5 Ways to Profit From Investing in the “Obama Economy”

Right now is the best time for you to invest.

The stock market has gotten off to a rip-roaring start this year. And right now…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Oprah’s New Book Club Pick: First-Time Author Ayana Mathis

Her debut novel the Twelve Tribes of Hattie gains massive national readership

Have you read the book?

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Fill it out NO matter what 	Never second-guess your decision to fill out the FAFSA. Regardless of your family’s income, filing out the document qualifies you to receive various forms of financial assistance. According to a Minnesota Office of Higher Education report, in 2007-2008, of the 8.4 million students who did not file a FAFSA, an estimated 2.3 million students were estimated to have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC)—the amount of money one’s family is expected to pay toward his/her college education per year—that would have made them eligible for a federal Pell Grant, with 1.1 million potentially qualifying for a full Pell Grant.

White House Tech Inclusion Summit Unveils Private-Sector Initiatives to Bridge Gap in STEM

Follow up to the Tech Inclusion Roundtable sets foundation for change

The White House Tech Inclusion Summit, which took place at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building…

By Janel Martinez

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How to Protect Your Most Valuable Career Asset

Tips to ensure a priceless professional resource isn't compromised

Time is money, but it is also happiness, rest, achievements and once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

By James Walker

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How to Deal When you Make More Money Than Your Mate

Is there a way to avoid this issue in relationships?

What impact do differences in earning power and potential have on couples?

By Kenny Pugh

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Decisions, Decisions: Is It Worth It to Skip Grad School for the Job Market?

A student and a professional weigh in on their life-changing choices

A former graduate student and a college grad share insight on how they made the…

By Jamie Harrison

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No More 9-to-5: 5 Celebs Who Went From Corporate America to Hollywood

These entertainers gave office jobs the boot to follow their dreams

These top entertainers traded the 9-to-5 life to follow their dreams, from Laz Alonso to…

By Courtney Connley

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Career Day? Really? 5 Reasons Gucci Mane Isn’t the Best Role Model

Recent appearance at Georgia school Career Day raises more than an eyebrow

Recently, the rap artist spoke to students at a Georgia middle school for Career Day,…

By Courtney Connley

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Colin Kaepernick wants you to save a few dollars watching him play in the big game this Sunday.

5 Practical Money-Saving Tips for Your Super Bowl Party

Get into saving tips for Super Bowl Sunday's festivities

You’ve got to stick to your money-related resolutions. Here’s a few tips to get you…

By Darren Sands

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A Balancing Act: How to Juggle Full-time Work and Part-time School

Check out these tips to keep it all together

These tips will help you juggle duties of your day job while expanding your educational…

By Jamie Harrison

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BBASE looks to support African American Entrepreneurship in West Virginia

BBASE Looks to Support Black Entrepreneurship in West Virginia

A simple search for a black architect leads to a new group Group

Empowering entrepreneurs with special attention to young people in West Virginia

By C. Daniel Baker

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The Automotive Industry Decoded: How 6 Brands Are Doing Post Bailout

Did the bailout save the automotive industry?

General Motors, Ford and Chrysler — known as the Big Three — have endured some…

By Darralynn Hutson

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Tech Startup of the Week: Stipple Brings Photos to Life Through Tagging

Rey Flemings found a way to see past the limitations of computer vision

Image-based advertising and e-commerce company Stipple is Black Enterprise’s Tech Startup of the Week.

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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5 Professional Experiences Every College Student Should Have Before Graduation

Boost your resume with these undergrad opportunities

Before you walk across that stage, be sure to check these off the list so…

By Courtney Connley

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Ella Curry: Publishing Positioner for Many Popular Black Authors

Savvy businesswoman behind the success of many bestselling authors

Ella Curry, of EDC Creations Media Group, marketed books of many well-known, bestselling authors including…

By Sasha King

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BlackBerry Unveils Revamped OS, New Devices and First-Ever Global Creative Director Alicia Keys

The company puts emphasis on integration and productivity with new operating system and hardware

BlackEnterprise.com breaks down BlackBerry’s big announcement, emphasizing integration and productivity with the new operating system…

By Terrance Gaines

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Executive Services Firm Hardesty LLC Offers Organizations Tips on Overcoming a Financial Crisis

5 Crucial Steps for Surviving a Brand or Product Crisis

5 steps from an industry expert on surviving crises

Tips from the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association on weathering a crisis.

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Foursquare gives small business owners their own app

Foursquare for Business Gives Small Business Owners Their Own App

Access Foursquare data without a computer

Gives busy managers a way to keep up with Foursquare without being tied to a…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Ice-T Decoded: A Career of Reinvention

From hip-hop to a hit television series to a documentary, Ice-T has done it all

Through his many ups and downs — and with a decade-long gig as Detective Fin…

By Darralynn Hutson

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New York Times announces a new incubator for startups

New York Times Announces a New Incubator for Startups

New program provides space and opportunities to startups

The NY Times’ new partnering program offers startups a chance to grow without losing equity

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Socialcam Founder Michael Seibel On Giving (Video) Power to the People

Former CEO of Justin.tv gives us the latest post-acquisition

BlackEnterprise.com caught up with Socialcam CEO and co-founder Michael Seibel to talk about the nearly…

By Janel Martinez

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NFL Partners with Harvard for $100 Million Study on Players

The NFL is taking a hard stance on player health and safety by commissioning new studies on the effects of the game

The beleaguered sport is searching for solutions to player health and has partnered with Harvard…

By Ashley R. Harris

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Why Your Credit Report is More Important Than Ever

Is your credit score hampering your financial progress?

There is no shortage of evidence that the credit report is perhaps as important to…

By Jennifer Streaks

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T.I. Decoded: A Music and Media Empire Served Family Style

When T.I. began rapping, he never knew he would become an all-around money making machine.

Clifford Joseph Harris, Jr. has been labeled the Jay-Z of the South by Pharrell Williams…

By Darralynn Hutson

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$2.7 Billion Dollar Baby: Happy Birthday Oprah!

Legendary multimedia icon turns 59

Today, legendary media icon Oprah Winfrey turns 59. The talk show pioneer and multimedia tycoon…

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NYC Comptroller: Lack of Minority Participation in City Contracts is a Plague

John Liu looks to bring inclusion into other branches of the city’s government

John Liu’s policies of inclusion and transparency has led to significant city bond underwriting deals…

By Alan Hughes

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Barnes & Noble Plans to Close 239 Stores Nationwide

Barnes & Noble Plans to Close 239 Stores Nationwide

The largest traditional bookstore faces uncertain times.

Competition from Wal-Mart, Amazon, & e-books force a rethinking on the value of brick &…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Exciting Experiences & No Benefits: 4 Pros and Cons of Working for a Startup

Consider what you're getting into before saying yes to the job

Spending your work days in jeans with an office full of cool people sounds like…

By Jamie Harrison

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Government sets aside $5 Billion U.S. award for Small Businesses

Government Sets Aside $5 Billion Award for Small Businesses

Contract goes to 3 small business with 150 workers or less

Dell and Hewlett-Packard will need to work with small businesses to tap a $5 billion…

By C. Daniel Baker

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25 to Life: How to Conquer the Quarter Life Crisis

Use this strategy to combat the inevitably scary transition

Damian Barr, author of Get It Together: A Guide To Surviving Your Quarter-Life Crisis, offers…

By Jamie Harrison

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Queens rapper Nas meets with tech heavyweights Mark Zuckerberg and Ben Horowitz this weekend (Image: File)

5 Tech Inventions We’d Like To See From Nas, Mark Zuckerberg and Ben Horowitz

Some are calling the recent dinner-date a “Meeting of the Dons”

BlackEnterprise.com explores 5 tech inventions that could’ve come from this weekend’s “meeting of the dons”…

By Winston Ford

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Vince Young Loan Scandal Takes Another Twist

Former football star's financial woes continue to mount

Vince Young could be in hot water.

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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…

By Yandy Smith

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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,…

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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

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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 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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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…

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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

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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…

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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…

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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…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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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?

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Real-World Influence 

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.

By S. Lynn Cooper

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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

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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…

By Jamie Harrison

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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…

By Jamie Harrison

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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…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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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 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.

By Ashley R. Harris

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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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.

By Sasha King

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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…

By Courtney Connley

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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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…

By Courtney Connley

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Quality Connections: How to Use Social Media to Advance Your Professional Brand

Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit panelist LC Johnson teaches women how to brand themselves…

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Legacy Award Honoree: How Charlayne Hunter-Gault Helped Desegregate Schools

Legacy Award recipient and journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault was one of the first blacks to desegregate…

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