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NCAA Charges UNC With Academic Violations

Some of the University's academic practices are being questioned

The five charges listed in the 59-page notice released by UNC mostly take aim at…

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Changes In Franchising Model To Hit Minorities The Hardest

New labor ruling could affect nearly 20% of all franchises that are minority-owned

New labor ruling could negatively impact minority businesses which represent 20% of all franchisees.

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10 Creative Ideas for Father’s Day

Check out this awesome list of gift ideas for dad

Feeling stuck about what to get dad for Father’s Day? Check out this awesome list…

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Charles Barkley to Donate Millions to Charity, Higher Ed

'Inside the NBA' host makes impromptu announcement

Charles Barkley to donate a total of $3 million to the Wounded Warrior Project, Morehouse…

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3 Tips for Improving Your Golf Game

Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge registration is open now

Black Enterprise is gearing up for a weekend of networking and fun with the Black…

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Veteran Receives White House Champion of Change Award

Ginger Miller talks recovering from homelessness and launching Women Veterans Interactive

Ginger Miller, talks recovering from homelessness and launching Award Winning Organization—Women Veterans Interactive.

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Why Black Money Matters to Financial Service Companies

How the numbers are working in our favor

Blacks households earning $75,000 or more are the fastest growing income group. This has not…

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[STUDY] Minority Retail Workers Earn Lower Wages Than White Colleagues

Report finds wage gap amongst minority workers and their white counterparts

New study released by Demo and the NAACP shows black and Hispanic retail workers earn…

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Yahoo Will Livestream NFL Game in October

The game will be the first ever for the league, but certainly not the last

Web companies have expressed interest in trying to lure the NFL away from its traditional…

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Dr. Mae Jemison Talks Overcoming Fear

The former astronaut says her fear of heights wouldn't keep her from space exploration

Former astronaut, Dr. Mae Jemison says her fear of heights wouldn’t keep her from space…

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ABFF Ambassador Taraji Henson Wins Critic’s Choice

Empire Actress makes first African American to take home award

As ABFF ambassador, Taraji will join fellow artists, creators and industry innovators as we celebrate…

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5 Steps That Turn Internships into Jobs

Moving from opportunity to employment

A survey finds that employers made job offers to about 65% of their interns last…

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SBA Putting $1 Million Towards Post-Riot Baltimore Business Recovery

Agency to provide rebuilding assistance including low-interest disaster loans

SBA to commit $1 million in low-interest disaster loans to help Baltimore businesses rebuild during…

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Separate and Unequal: Funding of Public HBCUs

Unequal funding, programming work to disenfranchise black colleges and universities

Public HBCUs continue to be unequally funded and under-resourced. Lawsuits old and recent have been…

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Creative Entrepreneurs Can Compete For $50,000

Creative Startups mentors include musicians, filmmakers, and more

Accelerator program offers mentoring and financing to filmmakers, musicians, visual artists and other creative entrepreneurs.

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BE Modern Man: Meet “The Executive” Santos Garcia

Distinguishing himself from the crowd led to his professional success

New York City’s own Santos Garcia is a man determined to get the best out…

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BE Events App Grants You Full ABFF Access

Application allows for attendees to have everything they need in hand.

There is so much to gain at this 4 day event, and you don’t want…

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Carmelo Anthony Talks Sports Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The superstar shares his involvement with new MISSION brand

Carmelo Anthony shares his involvement with MISSION brand, an innovation-led brand focused on solving problems…

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Average Pay for College Graduates Lower Than 15 Years Ago

New report finds wages to be 2.5 percent lower than in 2000

New report from the Economic Policy Institute shows the average wage for college graduates is…

By Courtney Connley

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Shaw University Announces New President

Tashni Dubroy cites partnerships as key to fiscal efficiency

Shaw University’s new president vows to stabilize the school’s finances, academics and leadership, and looks…

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Tennessee: Most Common Core Standards Are Keepers

Reviewers of the standards--most of them teachers--say 'keep it'

Tennessee conducted a six-month review of the Common Core standards in response to charges of…

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Lisa Leslie Talks Upcoming Induction into Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame

Gold Medalist talks career journey and induction into the Women's basketball Hall of Fame

Lisa Leslie, Gold Medalist and first woman to dunk in a professional game, talks career…

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Comedian Tracy Morgan Speaks About Car Accident

Almost one year after the accident involving a Walmart truck, Morgan sat down with Matt Lauer

Regarding his return to comedy, Morgan said to Lauer, “I love comedy. I’ll never stop…

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Helping Domestic Violence Victims Create Financial Security

Dr. Dara Richardson-Heron talks the economic challenges of domestic violence

Victims of domestic violence often find that their abusers have hurt them financially as well.…

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Student Loan in Default? You Could Lose Your Job

21 states have laws that revoke professional licenses if a loan is in bad standing

More than 20 states have laws that can cause you to have your professional license…

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3 Tips to Help Graduates Land Employment

Helpful advice for college graduates looking to enter the workforce

Three useful tips to help college graduates land employment

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Reinventing Freshman Year to Ensure Student Retention

Helping students to finish college, not just start

Through BridgeEdU, Wes Moore ensures student retention by reinventing the college freshman year, addressing obstacles…

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Black Enterprise is media sponsor at ABFF in NYC

American Black Film Festival Kicks Off June 11

The 19th annual ABFF schedule has just been released

Join the ABFF in supporting black films and black filmmakers this June in NYC.

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12 Ways to Support the Military and Veterans

Simple ways to honor active military, veterans and their families

Every year since 1999, National Military Appreciation Month has been celebrated in May. Here are…

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Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in High Demand

Finance, computer science and accounting top the list

Data from the National Association of College and Employers shows business-related majors are the most…

By Courtney Connley

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Google I/O Keynote Announces New Features and Products

Company demonstrated new features, including software that anticipates questions before you ask them

Google’s highly anticipated Google I/O keynote came a slew of announcements that look to shake…

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Mind Over Money: Mental Help is Money Help: Part 2

An interview with Terrie Williams and Mary Pender Greene

If you want to get your money straight, you’ve got to get your head straight.…

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Faster Smartphone Data on the Way, But it Will Cost You

5G promises to be 40-times faster, but average mobile phone bills could rise

Before the decade’s end, faster smartphone data in the form of 5G could make its…

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Hollywood Hitmaker Mara Brock Akil, S. Epatha Merkerson and More to Appear on Women of Power TV

All-new episode of female empowerment and inspiration to air this weekend

Hollywood writer and producer Mara Brock Akil and actress S. Epatha Merkerson featured on Women…

By Courtney Connley

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College Students Launch New Venture Capital Fund

Johns Hopkins University backs Baltimore's growing student-based entrepreneurial community

Johns Hopkins University students have started a venture capital fund for other students. …

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Mind Over Money: The 5 Keys To Building Good Financial Habits: Part 1

An interview with a leader in the science of Behavior Change

Did you ever make a vow on Monday and it’s broken by Wednesday? Chances…

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3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Starting a Nonprofit

Jessica Sutherland, founder of Homeless to Higher Ed offers advice to entrepreneurs

Why are you doing it? Why this cause? Why should it be you? Why should…

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10 Ways to Become More Likeable in Business

If you want people do business with you or invest in your firm check your likeability factor

If you want people to do business with you, you have to be perceived as…

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[REPORT] 15% of Small Businesses Have Mobile Apps

And at least 40% of small business have no plans to launch one in the future

About 15% of small businesses have mobile apps, according to the results of a new…

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The Best Places to Visit in 2015

TripAdvisor's top-25 travel destinations

Trip Advisor’s 2015 Top 25 Travel Destinations

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Degree-Holding Professionals Born Abroad Now Earn More Than U.S.-Born Workers

Data shows college educated workers born outside the U.S. have seen an increase in pay

New report shows that college educated professionals born abroad earn more than U.S. born workers

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Nigerian Hotel-Booking Site, Hotels.ng, Scores $1.2 million in VC Funding

Founder Mark Essien says company has many advantages over the competition

A Nigerian hotel-booking company raised $1.2 million in VC funding for its expansion throughout Africa.

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10 Best Cities To Start A Business

Jacksonville, Florida is the hot spot for aspiring entrepreneurs

Somewhere between 10 million and 43 million Americans are now working for themselves. There is…

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The State of Diversity in Silicon Valley

Wayne Sutton's 'USA Today' column touts promise for the tech hub

It may be slow moving, but diversity in Silicon Valley is on the rise, says…

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo Announces $30 Million in Funding for Summer Youth Employment Program

Funds will help expand job opportunities for local teens from low-income families

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announces $30 million in funding to increase youth employment opportunities for New…

By Courtney Connley

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Milton Lawrence Jr.’s Beauty Shield App Protects Stylists’ Work

The watermarks and in-app contracts keep hairstylists' and makeup artists' portfolios safe

Milton Lawrence Jr.’s Beauty Shield app applies watermarks and offers contracts to keep stylists’ work…

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Artist Launches ‘The Mugshot Series’ to Reverse Stereotypes of Black Men

Artist EJ Brown creates 'The Mugshot Series' a photo project to reverse stereotypes of black men

Artist EJ Brown creates ‘The Mugshot Series’ a photo project to reverse stereotypes of black…

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[WATCH] Pharrell Williams, A$AP Rocky, Zoe Kravitz Premier Dope At Cannes

Movie 'Dope' premiers at Cannes Film Festival

Pharrell Williams, A$AP Rocky, Zoe Kravitz, Chanel Iman and more attend the international premiere for…

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Entrepreneurship Is Becoming Viable Option Only For The Wealthy

New data reveals 1 million missing entrepreneurs due to dwindling middle class

Research shows that the majority of American entrepreneurs no longer come from middle-class families.

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Black Farmers Shut Out Of $10 Billion Legal Marijuana Business

States laws may prevent black farmers from growing medical marijuana

New states laws could keep black farmers and black businesses out of the budding $10…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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[REPORT] More College Graduates Are Landing Better Jobs

Report shows a decrease in underemployment rates for recent graduates

A report from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York shows that more college graduates…

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BE Modern Man: Check Out This Week’s Ambassador Dr. Kareem J. Merrick

Special program features today's male leaders of color---in their words, their way

BE Modern Man is an integrative 10-week Web initiative that honors the essence, image and…

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Charter to Buy Time Warner Cable for $55 Billion

The acquisition is part of a larger deal in which Charter will also acquire Bright House Networks

Time Warner Cable stockholders woke up with a little more bank in their accounts Tuesday…

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7 Apps to Help Army Personnel and their Families

Resources to help active military members and their loved ones

There are several apps available at your fingertips for army soldiers looking for base relocation…

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NCAA Honors Student Athletes Hard Work In Class

The NCAA honored the best performing teams in the classroom

289 schools had at least one team on the list, which represents an increase of…

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Researchers Working to Create Rapping Computer

The DeepBeats algorithm rhymes lyrics from the 'dopest' rappers into semi-coherent verses

Rappers already have to compete with each other in their neighborhoods and globally, but they…

By Joel Lyons

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Shark Tank Recipe For Success

Study shows formula for getting big investment on the show

Digital Exits produced a study which analyzed every business pitch from Shark Tank seasons 1-5…

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10 Ways to Honor Fallen Soldiers on Memorial Day

Holiday events across the US to honor the brave men and women

Memorial Day is much more than the unofficial start to summer; it’s a day of…

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12 Entrepreneurial Success Tips From Powerful Black Business Women

Here are some key lessons learned on starting and growing a successful enterprise

Here are some key lessons learned from the 20th annual Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit.

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4 Career Building Tips for College Students on Summer Break

Tips for helping college students be better prepared for the workforce

Tips and advice to help college students get ahead in their career.

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Ray Rice’s Domestic Violence Case Has Been Dismissed

The reinstated former Baltimore Ravens running back is free of his domestic violence charges, but still without a team for next season

Rice has been free to sign with a team since his reinstatement but so far…

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Reports: Grand Jury Indicts Six Officers in Freddie Gray Case

State's attorney says their charges reflect those previously brought by her office

Baltimore state’s attorney Marilyn J. Mosby announced that a grand jury has indicted the six…

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Spotify Enters Video Streaming Business, Partners With Starbucks

The music streaming site teams with top content producers while coffee baristas will soon become DJs

Spotify offers video streaming and announces Starbucks partnership, and in less than one week, it…

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Skincare Brand Flourishes After ‘Shark Tank’ Investors Say No

Owner of Swag Essentials says being turned down was the best thing that ever happened to her

Lydia Evans, owner of Swag Essentials, says being turned down by Shark Tank investors was…

By Brittany Dandy

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6 Ways To Protect Your Start-Up’s Most Valuable Asset: You

Ask yourself—what would happen to my company if I became ill or died, or even just functioned at less than my best?

As the founder, CEO and visionary of your new start-up, your company is dependent on…

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Doctor Publishes Book to Empower Young Girls to Love Their Natural Hair

Dr. Phoenyx Austin, M.D. empowers young girls to love their natural hair

Dr. Phoenyx Austin, M.D published “Love Your Hair,” a children’s story and follow-up to her…

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Employers to Offer More Better Paying Jobs this Summer

Survey shows 53 percent of employers will have summer job openings paying at least $15 an hour

Results from Harris Poll show that employers are looking to offer more better paying jobs…

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Meet The 2015 Black Enterprise Small Business Award Winners

Here are the five entrepreneurial powerhouses who took home the prize

Here are the five entrepreneurial powerhouses who took home the 2015 small business award.

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The 3 Things That ‘Really’ Make Goals a Reality

The scientifically proven formula for success

Psychology professor Gail Matthews from Dominican University in California, heard about an often cited study…

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The Big Career Mistake That’s Causing Recent Grads to Miss Out on Income

Survey shows only 38 percent of millennials negotiate their salary

A recent survey by NerdWallet says that only 38 percent of recent college graduates negotiate…

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Women of Power: Vernice ‘Fly Girl’ Armour Talks the Gutsy Move That’s Changing Her Life

The former Marine Corps officer is taking on a new, very important mission

Vernice “Fly Girl” Armour, a power women military veteran and successful entrepreneur reveal her latest…

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Obama’s New Twitter Sets Guinness World Record

The president’s @POTUS handle became the fastest account to amass 1 million followers

Within his first 24 hours of creating a Twitter, President Obama was averaging 1,213 followers…

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[WATCH] Can Spirituality Make You Wealthy?

Deepak Chopra says yes…It’s as simple as A to Z

Anyone who believes in a higher power has likely experienced moments when anxiety from financial…

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BE Modern Man: Top 5 Apps to Get Your Money Up

Stay on top of managing your money without the hefty fee of a financial planner

Stay on top of managing your money with these five smartphone apps—without the hefty fee…

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Marriott Offering $30,000 to Lucky Entrepreneur

Hotel chain seeks a food and beverage innovator to run Maryland bar

Marriott to give $30,000 in seed money to a food and beverage entrepreneur to run…

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Percentage of African Americans in U.S. Police Department Has Remained Flat Since Pre-Recession

Survey shows overall minority numbers have increased, but percentage of black officers remains the same

Survey from the U.S. Department of Justice shows the percentage of African American police officers…

By Courtney Connley

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Tech Consumption Changes Expected As Millennials Outnumber Baby Boomers

The age group could help boost Apple's bottom line as well as the on-demand economy

Earlier this year, population projections said millennials would outnumber baby boomers in 2015.

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A Look Inside the Obama’s Finances

A cautious approach to wealth-building

Polls shows that Americans think President Obama is a ‘cautious’ leader, and his 2014…

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[VIDEO] Luxury Retailers Add ‘SMART’ Mirrors to Enhance Fitting Room Experience

Luxury retailers ease customer’s fitting room frustrations

Luxury retailers are implementing ‘SMART’ mirrors to help you do everything from request a shirt…

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Buying vs. Renting: The Pros and Cons

How to decide if homeownership is your best move

Here are three key things to consider when determining whether you want to rent or…

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Harriet Tubman Wins Poll For Woman On $20 Bill

Petitions to replace Andrew Jackson were delivered to the White House

Harriet Tubman wins Women On 20′s campaign to replace the face of Andrew Jackson.

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Kris Sanchez’s Random Success with UberFacts

UberFacts has grown from a Twitter hobby to a $500,000-plus-a-year business

When Kris Sanchez signed up for Twitter in late 2009, he wouldn’t have predicted it…

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Code Crew Plots Growth Through Accessible Learning

Jamal and Felicia O'Garro are on a mission to make learning code as comfortable as possible

Software developers Jamal and Felicia O’Garro started Code Crew in January 2013. It was only…

By Joel Lyons

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[REPORT] Cybercrime to Cost Business $2 Trillion in 2019

Sophisticated hackers are launching attacks that can cost businesses $150 million to fix

Nearly 1/5 small businesses is already at risk for being hit by cybercrime and even…

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Starbucks Workers Getting Free Tuition Expected to Double

Nearly half the employees hired last month say they will take advantage of the program

After expanding its free tuition program, the number of Starbucks employees working to earn a…

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$9 Computer Surpasses Kickstarter Campaign Goal

C.H.I.P. is a motherboard that connects to peripherals and is a low-cost option for your computing needs

The makers of a $9 computer have already surpassed the goal of raising $50,000, pulling…

By Joel Lyons

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5 Tips To Better Prepare Your Family For Business

Don’t start a new career until you map out how it will affect your loved ones

Here’s what you can do to make sure you have the love and support of…

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Millennials Become Largest Generation in the U.S. Workforce

Millennials surpass other generations in the labor force

Pew Research Center released new data showing millennials are the largest generation in today’s workforce.

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Voices from Baltimore: Clergy, Community Leaders Bridge Gaps

Decades of neglect giving way to new vision, greater investment

Baltimore, a neglected city, is held together by its clergy and community organizers.

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Making Her Daughter Money Smart

Suleni and Sulma's story of love, learning, and leading by example

Advice from Sulma Arzu-Brown and husband Maurice on raising financially savvy children.

By Stacey Tisdale

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She Leads Africa Offering Up to $50,000 for Entrepreneurs

Organization hosting second business pitch competition

Founders of She Leads African announces 2nd business pitch competition. Finalists will be invited to…

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‘R&B Diva’ Chrisette Michele is Creating Her Own Lane

Industry vet talks leaving reality TV and learning money side of music

Soul singer-songwriter Chrisette Michele details her departure from reality TV and learning the business side…

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New York Passes State Bill to Shield Pregnant Women from Workplace Discrimination

Legislatures pass bill that covers all women across the state

New York passes a state bill to prevent pregnant women from facing workplace discrimination.

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Jesse Jackson Urges Diverse Hiring in Silicon Valley at PUSHTech2020 Summit

The Rainbow PUSH Coalition event saw the Rev. and others delivering the message to top tech execs

Rev. Jesse Jackson took Silicon Valley to task with his Rainbow PUSH Coalition’s PUSHTech2020 Summit…

By Joel Lyons

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Entrepreneurs Summit: Stay in The Know with BE Events App

Keep one step ahead with the digital tool

Download the free Black Enterprise Events app to stay in the know of Entrepreneurs Summit.

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Fashion Sense to Cents: RHOA Marlo Hampton and ‘The Art of Style’

The reality star finds a business angle in all her fierceness

Former RHOA star Marlo Hampton kicks off a fashion experience and a new tier to…

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Sam’s Club Commits $13.6 Million To Help Women and Minority Business Owners

New program set to increase access to capital and better borrower education

Small Business Economic Mobility initiative aims to enable nonprofit Community Development Financial Institutions to make…

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Rapper MC Lyte Becomes Board Member for Dillard University

The hip-hop pioneer now sits on the board of trustees for historic university

Philanthropist, MC Lyte, now sits on the board of trustees for the historical Dillard University.

By Brittany Dandy

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Top States Where Elementary School Teachers Make the Most

New York comes in the top spot for highest elementary school teacher wages

Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report on the average elementary school teacher wages for…

By Courtney Connley

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Black Viewers Bolster NBA Playoff Ratings

People of color are tuning into the game in large numbers

The NBA, airing 11 games for the week, drew in 15.2 million total viewers, compared…

By Michael Tolbert

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Black Enterprise CEO to Speak at Diversity in Tech Event

Earl 'Butch' Graves Jr. a panelist at Rainbow PUSH Coalition's PUSHTech2020 Summit

Black Enterprise CEO Earl ‘Butch’ Graves Jr. will be among the speakers at Rainbow PUSH…

By Joel Lyons

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SEEK Provides Free Summer Engineering Program in 16 Cities

Prepares youngsters in grades 4–8 for STEM careers

SEEK is a free STEM summer day program targeting black youth in grades 4 to…

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Kim Kardashian West Explores Mental Health and Social Media on New HLN Show

Reality star joins experts to turn attention to a growing issue

Executive Producer Kardashian West joined forces with the producers of Dr. Drew Pinsky’s HLN hit…

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Fashion and Philanthropy: Bené Scarves is a Small Business With a Big Mission

How Sasha Matthews and Michelle Blue formed friendpreneurship to aid African girls

Bené is not a typical clothing company. It’s where fashion and philanthropy meet. Learn more…

By Courtney Herring

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Google ‘Embeds’ Engineers at HBCUs to Boost Diversity in Tech

The tech giant takes on Silicon Valley's diversity problem

Silicon Valley is setting up shop at some of the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and…

By Joel Lyons

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Risingstars Founder to Speak at Entrepreneurs Summit

Tom Chikoore will share innovative insights and strategies in tech

The Risingstars, a program that mentors minorities in tech, founder will speak at Entrepreneurs Summit.

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Black Wealth: A Growing Force to be Reckoned With

The New Faces of Wealth

If you believe what you see and hear in the media about the state of…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Jopwell Using Tech To Drive Workforce Diversity

Featured at 2015 Entrepreneurs Summit, startup helps companies recruit top minority candidates

Porter Braswell and Ryan Williams of Jopwell built a tech-based recruiting platform that links companies…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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Video Streaming Apps Big Winners in Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight

Periscope and Meerkat users live streamed video of the bout for free on social media

There were several apps that streamed the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight for free.

By Joel Lyons

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5 Jobs For Military Veterans Transitioning to Civilian Work

Transitioning from Military Civilian? Check out these high paying jobs for veterans

Military veterans are at least twice as likely as civilians to hold high paying jobs…

By Kandia Johnson

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Tip from the Rich: Don’t Tie Up Money in a Home

Affluent look to financial markets--not real estate--to grow wealth

If you ask most middle-class people what’s the best way to grow money, many say…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Reports: Freddie Gray Death Ruled a Homicide; World Reacts for Justice

Baltimore prosecutor proceeds with charges against six police officers

Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby brought charges against six police officers in the death…

By Janell Hazelwood

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5 Exemplary Female Leaders in the U.S. Army

These trailblazers rose through the ranks to positions of power

When it comes to securing and protecting the United States, women are thriving in leadership…

By Kandia Johnson

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U.S. Applications for Unemployment Aid Hit 15-Year Low

Labor Department shows signs of major dip in unemployment applications

Number of Americans filling out unemployment applications hits 15-year low.

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Supreme Court Debates Marriage Equality: LGBT People of Color Face Lifelong Hardship

Poverty rate for this community is higher than the national average

From access to marriage equality and healthcare to freedom from police brutality and deportation, LGBT…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Tech-Focused Ideas Drive Mario Armstrong’s #More4Bmore Initiative to Help Baltimore

The technologist's hashtag campaign seeks to change chatter into action after city's unrest

Mario Armstrong’s #More4Bmore campaign seeks techies’ help.

By Joel Lyons

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The Economics of Riots: Causes and Solutions 23 Years After Los Angeles

Operation Hope’s John Hope Bryant tells us what it takes to rebuild

The unrest in Baltimore comes practically 23 years to the day after Los Angeles erupted…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Cool Jobs: How Global Actress and Author Esosa E Paves Her Own Lane in a Creative Career

'An African City' star talks second season, new book and nontraditional path to professional fulfillment

‘An African City’ actress Esosa E talks about how she got her start in Hollywood…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Financial Literacy Month: Congresswoman Maxine Waters Takes On the Wealth Gap

Women in Congress Take on the Bottomline

In this special series, “Women in Congress Take on the Bottomline,” we highlight Congresswoman Maxine…

By Stacey Tisdale

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[JOIN US] Learn How to Secure Millions for Your Business During Black Enterprise Twitter Chat

Entrepreneurs Summit speaker Rodney Sampson giving sneak peak into expert secrets

On April 30, Black Enterprise will host a Twitter chat with Rodney S. Sampson, Shark…

By Janell Hazelwood

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10 Black YouTube Stars Who Made it Big

As the video website turns 10, get to know some of the viral sensations getting the most clicks

YouTube is celebrating its 10-year anniversary, and in honor, here is a look at ten…

By Joel Lyons

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Hollywood Powerbroker Charles Kings Talks Getting Paid For Your Craft

Entrepreneurs Summit focuses on the business of entertainment

Hollywood Powerbroker Charles King to discuss generating profits from multiple revenue streams for aspiring and…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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White Teachers Less Likely to See Black Students as Gifted

Are gifted students of color being recognized?

The public schools in Boston were described as having one black teacher for every 22…

By Robin White Goode

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Apple to Report Second Quarter Earnings Today

Analysts forecast the tech giant will beat expectations with strong iPhone sales

Apple second quarter earnings report announced Monday.

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The NBA Is Hosting A Camp In Cuba

The NBA becomes the first U.S. sports league to visit Cuba since Obama restored relations

“…our game is an inclusive, easy-to-understand sport that has brought people together. We think this…

By Michael Tolbert

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Entrepreneurs Summit Sneak Peek with Branding Guru Sherrod Shackleford

The award-winning CEO will share more of his branding expertise in Atlanta

Marketing and branding expert Sherrod Shackleford shares what we can look forward to at the…

By Essence Gant

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[Update] Loretta Lynch Makes History as First Black Female Attorney General

Senate confirms new head of the Department of Justice after long delay

Senators on Thursday [April 23, 2015] moved toward confirming Loretta Lynch as the nation’s next…

By Brittany Dandy

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[WATCH] Black Enterprise and Combs Enterprises’ Kenny Burns Celebrate the ‘Good Life’ with Google Hangout

Lifestyle specialist talks fulfilling career, brand management and inspiration

Black Enterprise hosted a Google Hangout, sponsored by Lexus, with Kenny Burns, SVP of brand…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Entrepreneurs Summit All-Stars: Kim Kimble’s Celebrity Style Profile

This year's speaker has put her touch on everyone from Oprah to Taraji P. Henson

Entrepreneurs Summit speaker Kim Kimble has styled the likes of Oprah Winfrey and Taraji P.…

By Essence Gant

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Leap of Faith: How a Teen Ballerina Landed Dream Job at Dance Theatre of Harlem

Ingrid Silva looks back at taking a chance to leave her Brazilian home for career advancement

Ingrid Silva left Brazil at 18 yrs.old to pursue career as ballet dancer and landed…

By Kandia Johnson

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Entrepreneurs Summit: 5 Resources for Business Owners in Atlanta

Learn how to maximize your network and resources at this year's Black Enterprise event

whether you’re an Atlanta resident or looking to do business there, take advantage of these…

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Chris Spencer Talks New Film, ‘Real Husbands of Hollywood’ and Advice to Young Comedians

Spencer advises young comedians to not get caught up in today's false sense of funny

Hollywood veteran Chris Spencer talks new film project, the success of “Real Husbands of Hollywood”…

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Where Are They Now? Casualties of the NBA’s Amnesty Clause

Fox Sports recently declared they have reached ‘the end of the NBA amnesty era’

Generally, the ‘amnesty clause’ was viewed by most as an opportunity to dump all those…

By Michael Tolbert

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1.5 Million Black Men Missing: Entrepreneurs Summit to Host Town Hall to Address Issues

Black Enterprise helming a solution-focused conversation during Atlanta event in May

Over one million black men are missing in the United States, and Black Enterprise hosts…

By Essence Gant

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[VIDEO] My Brother’s Keeper Wins Broad Support

Puts boys and young men of color on path to succeed

President Obama’s initiative to address challenges faced by young men of color.

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Adventure Seeker: How Nomadness Tribe’s Evita Robinson Launched Global Travel Movement

You too can turn a spark of passion into a feasible, fulfilling enterprise

Evita Robinson was able to take what was once a personal platform to document her…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Au Revoir: Lee Daniels and Taraji P. Henson Take ‘Empire’ to Paris

The world gets a bite out of Cookie at Series Mania

‘Empire’ director Lee Daniels and actress Taraji P. Henson share the hit series in Paris…

By Essence Gant

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Lane Bryant Redefines Sexy with ‘I’m No Angel’ Campaign

Plus size clothing company promotes body diversity though #ImNoAngel promo

Lane Bryant redefines sexy with new #ImNoAngel advertising campaign promo.

By Brittany Dandy

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Neil deGrasse Tyson’s ‘StarTalk’ Blends Science With Late-Night TV

Astrophysicist's new show premieres tonight on National Geographic Channel

Neil deGrasse Tyson’s new TV show StarTalk will debut on the National Geographic Channel on…

By Joel Lyons

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[JOIN US LIVE] Kenny Burns and Black Enterprise Celebrating the ‘Good Life’

Google Hangout to be hosted April 22 to talk ultimate success with Combs Enterprises executive

Lexus and Black Enterprise is hosting a Google Hangout with Combs Enterprises executive Kenny Burns…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Goodbye Corporate, Hello Cupcakes: Entrepreneur’s Life is as Sweet as It Looks

Chef and cupcake stylist Trina Monique talks changing lanes in business

Chef Trina Monique talks going from corporate life to the cupcake industry.

By Brittany Dandy

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New Study Shows Handsome Men May be at a Disadvantage When it Comes to Hiring

Study says attractive men are viewed as a threat in the workplace

New University of Maryland study shows that being an attractive male can lead to discrimination…

By Courtney Connley

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Research: More Educated Black Women Going Childless

Childless rates up for educated women of color

Educated black women going childless according to Pew Research study.

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Millennials and Money: Doing Better Today but Trouble Ahead

Survey finds young adults faring better than other groups … for now

Survey finds Millennials faring better than other groups…for now.

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5 Cool Organizations That Empower Young People

Educating children involves more than just sending them to school

As parents, educators and caretakers, here are ways to look beyond the classroom to find…

By Kandia Johnson

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Hillary Clinton Hires Kamala Harris’ Sister to Lead Her Policy Team

Clinton appoints Maya Harris as one of three policy advisers to her team

As Hillary Clinton gears up for her 2016 presidential campaign, she has named three policy…

By Courtney Connley

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Financial Literacy Month: Stars Gather to Celebrate Financially Savvy Skaters

Program building champions on the ice and leaders of their communities

A-list celebs and figure skating royalty gathered in New York City recently to celebrate nonprofit…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Mellody Hobson, Lisa Nichols and Carla Harris to Appear on Women of Power TV

All-new episode of female empowerment and inspiration to air this weekend

Mellody Hobson, Lisa Nichols, Carla Harris and more to appear on this weekend’s new episode…

By Courtney Connley

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Fat Joe, Boyz II Men and Vernice Armour Take Over Our World with Black Enterprise

Hosts Paul C. Brunson and Patricia Cesaire talk life and careers with today's leading entrepreneurs

Fat Joe, Boyz II Men, Vernice Armour and more to appear on an all new…

By Courtney Connley

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Smart Business Advice From 7 Savvy Black Enterprise Women Entrepreneurs

Take heed to these wise words from female powerhouses who've reached success

We highlight takeaways from seven of our most recent conversations with women entrepreneurs.

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Women of Power: 4 Boss Moves to Get Salary You Deserve

As the pay gap for women and men is highlighted today for Equal Pay Day,…

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10th Women of Power Summit Most Successful of All Time

Last week, Black Enterprise’s 10th Women of Power Summit, hosted by State Farm in Ft.…

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