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Department of Justice Will Stop Using For-profit Private Prisons

Studies show that privately owned prisons are more about making profits and less about rehabilitating inmates

The U.S. Department of Justice will stop contracting with for-profit prison operators. Deputy Attorney General…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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dangerous jobs

Top 10 Safest and Most Dangerous Jobs

Are your job conditions safe, or is there always a potential risk for danger?

Clearly there are some dangerous jobs out there, but someone has got to do it.…

By Safon Floyd

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schools

A Powerful Conversation on Schools, Poverty, and Race

The Washington State Teacher of the Year sees teaching as a matter of life and death

I asked Nate why he’s so passionate about teaching. “It is a matter of life…

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TechConneXt

5 Reasons Why You Need to Attend Black Enterprise’s TechConneXt

Black Enterprise's TechConneXt Technology Summit is just weeks away. This is your opportunity to gain access to Silicon Valley, as well as get advice and inspiration from top tech leaders, investors, executives, and the black STEM community mind-hive

“For most of the last two decades, in particular, the growth of black-owned enterprises has…

By Samara Lynn

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social circle

5 Fast Ways To Expand Your Social Circle

Expand your "bandwidth" to attract opportunities that can help you become successful

Never eat alone.
That’s according to Keith Ferrazzi, author of Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets To…

By Maryann Reid

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Head Start

Head Start’s Long-Term Impact

The federal preschool program affects health, behavior, as well as educational outcomes

Research has consistently shown that early learning environments can profoundly influence a person’s later development,…

By Robin White Goode

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college admissions

Write Your Own Ticket to College Admissions—and Success

CGI Commitment to Action empowers students to tell their own stories

We felt that we could change the game on college admissions essays and use that…

By Robin White Goode

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#BE30DayChallenge

#BE30DayChallenge Week 2: Cleaning Up Email Accounts

Use Week 2 of the #BE30DayChallenge to securing your digital life to finally get a rein on that email inbox

Email is the one mode of communication that just won’t seem to go away. Despite…

By Samara Lynn

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Clinton

Can Clinton Break Barriers for Black Businesses?

Presidential nominee lays out strategy to support entrepreneurship and small business growth

Hillary Clinton pledged to invest $25 billion to support entrepreneurship and small business growth in…

By Jared Brown

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car wash

World’s First Eco-friendly Steam Cleaning Car Wash Franchise

Unique market niche offers low-cost opportunities to prospective entrepreneurs

In 2002, Emmanuel Williams, founder and chief executive officer of DetailXPerts professional detailing business, a native…

By Nancy E Williams

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LOVR

Eco-Chic Beauty Tech

All-natural beauty product aficionados have a new digital store from which to shop

Are you the organic, eco-chic aware type ? If so, check out the new online…

By Samara Lynn

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abroad

These 9 Cool Jobs Can Take You Abroad

Your dream job may take you overseas

Check out these 9 cools jobs that could afford you the opportunity to see the…

By Safon Floyd

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5 Ways to Get Thousands of Connections on LinkedIn (Really)

How to leverage LinkedIn profile and expand your professional network

In her book, From Receptionist to Boss: Real-Life Advice for Getting Ahead at Work, Nicole Smartt explains…

By Black Enterprise

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big-name contracts

How to Land Big-Name Contracts (Regardless of Your Company Size)

Trust is vital to business success

The secret to landing big contracts isn’t deeper pockets or more manpower—it’s getting prospects to…

By Black Enterprise

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Kobe

Kobe Co-Launches $100M Venture Capital Fund for Tech, Media, and More

Fund mission is to backing budding entrepreneurs and add real value

The Wall Street Journal reports that retired basketball great Kobe Bryant launched a $100 million…

By Samara Lynn

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guidance counseling

Virtual Guidance Counseling Is a Thing — and It Works

E-counseling 2.0 helps low-income students go to college

Could technology provide the answer by allowing fewer counselors to advise more kids? The idea…

By Robin White Goode

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equal pay

What Are We Celebrating on Black Women’s Equal Pay Day?

On this day, this year, have we caught up to where they were last year?

Find out why August 23rd marks black women equal pay day and discover where we…

By Safon Floyd

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5 Things You Need to Know to Get a Line of Credit for Your Business

Here’s what loan officers are looking for when deciding to grant you a line of credit

Businesses typically use a line of credit to maintain or expand a business—not start a…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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We Need More Guidance Counselors Now

Without advising, many students fall through the cracks

The average Indiana school counselor is responsible for 634 students, ranking the state among the…

By Robin White Goode

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corporate board seats

4 Ways Black Women Can Position Themselves for Corporate Board Seats

How women of color can break the glass ceiling and earn a seat on their corporate board of choice

In 2013, MetricStream Inc. CEO Shellye Archambeau received a call from Verizon Chairman and CEO…

By Derek T. Dingle

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How To

hire talent

How to Hire Talent That Will Complement Your Team and Culture

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

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grief

How to Deal With Grief While at Work

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

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