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‘Empire’ Star Power: Oprah and Common Set to Join Show

Co-creator Lee Daniels confirms parts written for the mogul and hip-hop star

Lee Daniels tells sources that he has written parts for the multimedia billionaire as well…

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Overcoming a Financial Disorder: What We Can Learn and How to Overcome

Mother and entrepreneur Daphne Mellody shares story; Experts tell how to get help

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When 38-year-old Daphne Mallory was a young girl, she and her family…

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Entrepreneurs Summit: Author and Motivation Expert Lisa Nichols Confirmed to Speak

One of the first black women with a publicly traded company seeks to empower entrepreneurs in Atlanta

Black Enterprise has confirmed author and motivation speaker Lisa Nichols to attend its 20th Annual…

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Starbucks and USA Today Team Up to Tackle Race

Backlash heats up via social media---with some in support and others calling it an utter nightmare

Starbucks has teamed up with USA Today to tackle racism with a new “Race Together”…

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FACE Africa Hosting 6th Annual WASH Gala: Instilling Clean Water Initiatives and Programs in West Africa

The event is aiming to raise $300,000 to provide residents with safe water

FACE Africa is hosting its sixth annual WASH gala, which will help provide clean water…

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Entrepreneurs Summit: Legendary Producer and Arranger Quincy Jones to Receive Trailblazer Award

The music legend to be honored with his mentor, Clarence Avant

Music legend Quincy Jones will be honored as an exemplary leader in entertainment with a…

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Uber Pledges to Create 1 Million New Jobs For Women by 2020

Driving service enters global partnership with UN Women

Uber partners with UN Women to create 1 million jobs for women by 2020

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Entrepreneurs Summit: Music Icon Clarence Avant to Receive Trailblazer Award

Executive being honored for legendary business savvy and longevity in Hollywood

Entertainment industry icon Clarence Avant is set to receive the Trailblazer Award at Black Enterprise’s…

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A Working Mom Talks Job Struggle and Surviving Two Heart Attacks

This working woman and heart attack survivor confirms how awesome moms really are

After receiving her master’s degree, Julia Allen landed a job at Accenture and Bank of…

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3 Quick Tips for Writing and Publishing Book

Top-selling author shares what helped her kick off writing

Beyond making the decision to write about something you know, you should have a good…

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Rihanna Makes History as First Black Spokeswoman for Dior

RiRi raises the style bar once more

Pop star sets another marker in history as the first black ambassador for Dior.

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5 Questions To Ask Before You Spend Your Hard-Earned Dollars

Here's how to make sure a company has your best interest at hand

Nielsen senior vice president offers the following 5 questions to help women stay conscious when…

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Money Made Easy: ‘Queen of Green’ Talks Eliminating Debt and Creating Cash Flow

LaShawne Holland: 'Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune'

Financial literacy advocate and money expert LaShawne Holland share her journey to help African Americans,…

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Women of Power Summit: 5 Career-Boosting Lessons from Mellody Hobson

Tips from the power woman and president of Ariel Investments L.L.C.

A list of five career lessons we learned from Mellody Hobson’s one-on-one conversation at the…

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Kamerion Wimbley is Securing His Future One Business At a Time

Entrepreneur details commitment to giving back to his community and his businesses and to securing…

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Student Loan Nightmare: One Borrower’s Struggle to Find Relief

Experts share how to navigate resolution when your loan is sold

Bridget Butler’s story sounds simple enough, but the complex student loan industry made her life…

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Power 105.1′s Angie Martinez and The Breakfast Club Take Over Our World with Black Enterprise

Power 105.1's leading radio hosts talk life and careers

Power 105.1′s Angie Martinez, hosts of The Breakfast Club and more to appear on Our…

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Entrepreneurs Summit: R. Donahue Peebles’ 5 Tips for Real Estate Success

Confirmed to speak at the 2015 Entrepreneurs Summit, he shares career insights and advice

Confirmed to speak at Black Enterprise’s 2015 Entrepreneurs Summit May 13-16 in Atlanta, R. Donahue…

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MSNBC Hosts Blame Hip-Hop Music for Racist Fraternity Video

Black Twitter creates viral hashtag #RapAlbumsThatCausedSlavery

Black Twitter starts viral hashtag #RapAlbumsThatCausedSlavery following the remarks by MSNBC hosts who defended SAE…

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Taraji P. Henson Confirmed as Celebrity Ambassador for 2015 American Black Film Festival

'Empire' star's confirmation comes on the heels of creation of ABFF Ventures

Taraji P. Henson’s confirmation comes on the heels of Black Enterprise and Film Life, Inc’s…

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Black Lives Matter: Schott Foundation Explores Public School and Underserved Black Males

Nonprofits like the Eagle Academy offer education resource and solutions for young men of color

Schott Foundation and Eagle Academy explores American public school system and underserved black children, particularly…

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Denzel Washington and Common Set to Deliver HBCU Commencement Speeches

Actor to speak at Dillard University and musician to speak at Winston-Salem State

Denzel Washington and Common to deliver commencement speeches at separate HBCUs this May.

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University of Oklahoma Expels Two Students Involved in Racist Video

School's President David Boren: The school has a 'zero-tolerance policy' for racism

University of Oklahoma expels two students who were identified as leaders of the racist video…

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President Obama Details Student Aid Bill of Rights

Proposal aims to provide consumer protections for student borrowers

On March 10, President Barack Obama went to the Georgia Institute of Technology to speak…

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Phil Heath To Launch Line of Women’s Health Products

Mr. Olympia maximizes sports nutrition market with new product

Phil Heath, 4x Mr. Olympia, maximizes sports nutrition market with women’s product line.

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Steve Harvey, Essence Magazine and Disney Inspire Future Leaders at Disney Dreamers Academy

One hundred high school students gather for a weekend of inspiration and fun

Steve Harvey, Essence magazine and Disney partner for their 8th annual Disney Dreamers Academy in…

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Reports: Sports Arenas Not Necessarily A Win for Urban Development

President Obama's 2016 budget sheds light on lack of economic benefit

President Obama’s 2016 budget proposal to repeal the tax-exemption on bonds to build sports facilities…

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$3 Million Pay: Former McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson to Consult with Company

Business leader continues his relationship with the restaurant chain

McDonald’s to pay former CEO Don Thompson $3 million to serve as a consultant for…

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Prudential’s Robert Fishbein Talks New Rules for Tax Season and IRAs

Know how healthcare legislation affects how you and your family files

Robert Fishbein of Prudential shares the new rules regarding tax season 2015 and IRA rollovers.

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Profit Is the New Black: Tips to Seal Money Leaks and Break Income Barriers

Strategist Shontaye Hawkins shares steps to ensure success

Shontaye Hawkins, Bottom Line Strategist™ of Dallas, shares tips to seal money leaks and break…

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Women of Power: My Mother’s Legacy

How Barbara Graves spearheaded a platform that will touch lives for generations to come

We would have never launched the Women of Power Summit, though, if not for its…

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6 African American Women Who Shaped History

Check out the list and celebrate these notable women

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The celebration of Women’s History began as a weekly national celebration in 1981. Six years…

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Five Tips for Handling Tough Workplace Personalities

How to use emotional intelligence with office peers

Learn how to not only deal with different personalities at work, but get along with…

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Corporate Board Diversity: How One Country is Making the Female Presence Mandatory

Germany implements a law that requires at least 30% female inclusion

Germany is the latest European country to set a law that requires a set percent…

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Women’s History Month: 5 Tips to Get What You’re Worth

Don't shortchange yourself from getting the best for your life

If you’re a professional woman, you won’t want to forget these four pivotal tips in…

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Black Women Left Behind in Employment Rise

National Women's Law Center reports joblessness gap

The unemployment rate has declined overall for women, but has increased for black women.

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University of Oklahoma Fraternity Closed After Racist Video Surfaces

School's president calls students in the video 'disgraceful'

Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s national organization closes its chapter at the University of Oklahoma after racist…

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New Money: Harriet Tubman Could Be the Face of the $20 Bill

President Obama thinks women on money is a good idea

A non-profit is pushing for women to take over the $20 bill. Who would you…

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NBA Pays Big for Wildcats

Here's the top 5 pro salaries earned by Kentucky alumni

Just about every NBA team wants a Kentucky Wildcat on their roster, and they are…

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Why We Must Continue The Work of Selma To Remake America

Top moments on the 50th anniversary of 'Bloody Sunday'

All eyes were on Selma this weekend as tens of thousands – including President Obama…

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Does Ray Rice Deserve Due Process?

Sport analysts say former Ravens running back deserves a second chance

Sport analysts say former NFL Ravens player Ray Rice deserve a second chance

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Disney Makes $1 Million Commitment to UNCF

Disney and UNCF collaborative program will provide scholars with advanced educational and career resources

Disney shows its commitment to helping future leaders with a $1 million donation to UNCF

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Preserving an Era: Claude Johnson Expanding Stories of Blacks in Sports

Industry vet has passion for promoting African Americans in basketball

Sports business veteran, Claude Johnson is educating the world about the men and women who…

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‘Loving in the Grown Zone’: Authors Talk Healthy Relationships, Career Success and More

How Alfred Edmond Jr. and Zara Green took online chat and inspired a movement

Alfred Edmond, Jr. and Zara Green talk new book, creating healthy relationships and the start…

By Courtney Connley

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Lessons of Legacy: Susan L. Taylor and Pam Grier Share Candid Advice and Insights

Honorees give real talk on the 'tricks, traps and truths' about success

The empowerment continued at Black Enterprise’s Women of Power Summit, with the highly anticipated panel…

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Arts Festival Seeks LGBT Storytellers Of Color

Call for submissions of works open to filmmakers, playwrights, web series producers and visual artists

Filmmakers, playwrights, web series producers, and visual artists can present their work during a two…

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Women of Power Summit: Day 3 Begins With More Dynamic Networking and Learning

More fitness, wellness, leadership sessions continue

Attendees continue dynamic networking and enriching participating in events at the Black Enterprise Women of…

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3 Ways to Stand Out in a Saturated Market

Use this strategy to make your business brand more competitive

Here are three tips for becoming a bigger fish in an already large pond.

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Stylist to the Stars: Carmen Lilly Shares Tips to Empower Women Through Fashion

Professional behind the fab looks of celebrities including Rihanna shares style secrets

Wardrobe stylist Carmen Lilly is a pro at using fashion to help her clients exude…

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Day 2: Women of Power Attendees Learn Power of Financial Independence

Racquel Oden, Sharon Epperson and Stacey Tisdale how to build and sustain a lucrative future

Financial experts Racquel Oden, Sharon Epperson and Stacey Tisdale talk the importance of financial independence

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[WATCH LIVE NOW] Women of Power Summit Events Streaming Video

Catch top moments of excitement and empowerment via the Web

You can catch top moments from the Women of Power Summit via Black Enterprise’s live…

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7 Do’s And Don’ts For Masterful Networking

Here’s how to work a crowd and get your business known the right way

Building a business is also about building relationships and networking is a key building block…

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Day 2: Women of Power Summit Kicks Off with Rise and Shine Morning Activities

Yoga on the beach and fitness by Jodi Brockington start the day

Day two of Black Enterprise’s Women of Power Summit kicks off with Rise & Shine…

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Day 2: Lisa Nichols Offers Tips for Helping Women Channel Their Inner Power

Motivating the Masses CEO helps women face challenges holding them back

Motivating the Masses CEO, Lisa Nichols, helps Women of Power attendees channel their inner power…

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Working It Out: 4 Lean Tips To Keep Your Business Fit

Shameeka Hunt, CEO of KeepMeTight offers tips to strengthen your enterprise

Shameeka Hunt, CEO of KeepMeTight®, shares a few tips to “work the middle” in your…

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Michael Yormark: Up Close With Jay Z’s Sports Empire

One on one with Roc Nation’s branding chief about forming partnerships

It’s only been about a year since president and chief of branding Michael Yormark joined…

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Women’s History Month: 7 Fun, Enlightening Ways to Celebrate

Each year in March, organizations, schools and communities throughout the nation promote a multicultural women’s…

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Women of Power: Most Powerful Corporate Women Talk the Value of Mentorship

Leading executives share insights on paying it forward

Five of the most powerful women in corporate America talk about the value of mentorship

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Day 1: Women of Power Summit Kicks Off in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Hundreds of professional and executives gather for three days of networking, inspiration and fun

The 2015 Women of Power Summit kicks off in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with hundreds of…

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Tax Time: Understanding Pros And Cons of a Refund and Bill

Sometimes what seems favorable may not be. Here's why

Consider these three quick guides for taxes, to assist you in the process of deciphering…

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Anthony Mason, Former New York Knicks Baller, Dies

The 48-year-old was battling with congestive heart failure

Knicks veteran is best known for helping team reach 1994 NBA Finals, with star players…

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Black Enterprise Launches New Events App for Women of Power Summit

Convenience and engagement will be at attendees' fingertips

Hosted by State Farm, Black Enterprise live streams highlights of its Women of Power Summit…

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Social Media Week Lagos Connects Africa for Awareness and Innovation

Participants explore what a connected continent of 1 billion people means for the world

As Social Media Week continues globally, check out updates from Lagos, Nigeria, on “Upwardly Mobile:…

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Deidre Jefferies Talks ‘Kingdom’, Shares Wealth with Fashion Designers

This rising designer talks her label and fashion's money resources

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Deidre Jefferies was born and raised in D.C. where she was inspired by the…

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Women of Power: 6 of the Most Powerful Corporate Women Who Attended an HBCU

Black female executives whose leadership skills were honed at an HBCU

A spotlight on six of the most powerful women in corporate America who attended an…

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Entrepreneurs Summit: Kim Wales Shares How Crowdfunding Has ‘Democratized’ Getting Capital

The founder and CEO of Wales Capital talks about the key to raising funds

When it comes to crowdfunding, Kim Wales, founder and CEO of Wales Capital is set…

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‘Motown 25′ Returns to TV to Close Out Black History Month

The long anticipated rebroadcast will take place on Saturday night

As we’re nearing the end of Black History Month, a very special rebroadcast will be…

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College Student Wins Shark Tank Deal and Sets off Epic Argument Between Investors

Christopher Gray wins $40,000 deal and sets off epic debate between investors

On the latest episode of the hit ABC show Shark Tank, Drexel student Christopher…

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Brains and Beauty: Blake Von D on Law School, Fashion and Self-Worth

This law student shares how she built a following of over 25,000

Blogger Blake Von D shares how she built her audience and so much more with…

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Bun B Talks Becoming a Lecturer at Rice University

Texas native says that he wants to "maintain the integrity of the class"

Putting education over the quick buck, Rapper Bun B says that he’s turned down over…

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Social Media Week: Black Enterprise Hosts Event Centered on Activism in Today’s Digital Age

Join Charles Wade, Wagatwe Wanjuki and Kelly Pierre-Louis for special event

With social media activism taking rise, Black Enterprise is hosting a Social Media Week event…

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Meet the 10-Year-Old Genius Who’s Studying for a College Degree

UK native Esther Okade is pursuing for a degree with Open University

At just 10-years-old, Esther Okade is already studying for a math undergraduate degree

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10 Black Business Power Couples In Black History

These self-made millionaires and billionaires created some of the most iconic brands in the black community

The Carters (Shawn “Jay-Z” and Beyoncé , the Smiths (Will and Jada), the Wests (Kanye…

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First Lady Obama Celebrates Female Leaders Contributions to the Civil Rights Movement

Female panelists discuss the difference between today's civil rights movement and the one of the past

First Lady Obama host White House event that celebrates the achievements of both past and…

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Entrepreneur’s Summit: Reginald Hudlin Confirmed to Attend

Famed writer, director, and producer will share knowledge and host ABFF buzz party

Reginald Hudlin will attend Black Enterprise’s Entrepreneur’s Summit to host An American Black Film Festival…

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8 Tips to Accelerate Your Climb Up the Corporate Ladder

With this strategy you can boost your chances to get the corner office you deserve

This strategy can help you boost your visibility and get the corner office you deserve.

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Entrepreneur’s Summit: LaVon Lewis and Sherrod Shackleford Break Down Branding

Pencilworx Design Group co-founders share tips on small business survival

Pencilworx Design Group co-founders are prepared to empower Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit crowd with essential…

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Walmart CEO Announces Higher Wages for Employees

Entry wage will be increased to at least $9 per hour

On Thursday Feb. 19, Walmart President and CEO Doug McMillon made an exciting announcement in…

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Couple Launches International Black History Month in Hong Kong

Power beaus on mission to spread economic empowerment and multicultural awareness

Couple is on a mission to honor the extraordinary achievements and historic contributions of African-Americans…

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Check Out Style Innovators of Color with ‘BE High Society’

Visit this special portal to read about today's stars and innovators of the future

Today’s brightest stars of style include savvy innovators who have set today’s trends, from behind…

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Is ‘Empire’s’ Lucious Lyons Based on Jay Z?

Athletic division nod makes the character’s resemblance to music powerhouse more pronounced

Reference to an athletic division makes the lead character Luscious Lyon’s resemblance to Jay-Z even…

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Boyz II Men Set to Perform at Women of Power Summit

The best-selling R&B group of all time confirmed

Iconic R&B group Boyz II Men is confirmed to perform at the Black Enterprise Women…

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Hollywood’s Best Will Pay You $5,000 To Help Find a Female “MacGyver”

White House supports effort to create programming highlighting women in STEM

A group of some of Hollywood’s top producers are partnering to announce a worldwide competition…

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[Part 1] Entrepreneurs: How to Systemize Your Business

These steps will ensure your brand is polished and you're able to use tech to save time

Entrepreneurs, implementing systems and tools help make running your business easier.

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Black History Month: 20 Leading Black Innovators in Technology

These innovators have greatly impacted communities and generations to come

Check out 20 notable black leaders and innovators in STEM fields that have made major…

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Justice Department Preparing to Sue Ferguson Police

After Michael Brown's death, action is still being taken for justice

The Justice Department is looking to sue Ferguson, Missouri police department if they do not…

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5 Boss Moves of Former UNC/Duke Basketball Players

From Michael Jordan to Grant Hill, these entrepreneurs know more than just how to play the game

Here are five boss moves of former UNC/Duke basketball players, such as Michael Jordan and…

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Meet the 18-Year-Old That’s Helping Students Apply to College for Free

Plucked CEO Denisha Kuhlor talks eliminating the costs of college application fees

Denisha Kuhlor, 18, talks about her new web application that makes applying to colleges simple…

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Boss Habits: 5 Steps to Boost Your Executive Presence

Can you thrive in unpredictable circumstances? Relate to an audience? Learn how

Whether a manager, entry-level professional or budding entrepreneur, this strategy can help you enhance your…

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How to Have the Money Talk with Your Beau

Don't wait until after 'I do,' to have a very vital chat about finances

Whether you’re in a relationship or about to tie the knot, it’s best to know…

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Fashion & Racism: When Does a ‘Statement’ Go Beyond Just Style?

Beyonce raises eyebrows and ire with All-Star weekend ensemble

Beyonce’s All-Star weekend fashion pick caused some style watchers to give a Scooter LaForge trench…

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What Wendy Williams Taught Me About Lending Money to Friends and Family

Five tips handle the pressure to give away your hard-earned cash

Here are five tips that have helped others learn healthy money-lending habits with friends and…

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This Day In History: NFL Hall of Famer Jim Brown Was Born

One of the 'Greatest Players in NFL History' is an activist, actor and philanthropist

On this day in history, February 17, 1936, NFL Hall of Famer Jim Brown was…

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A Lesson in Business: Why Lebron James Is On My Entrepreneur All-Star Team

James may be revered for being an NBA baller, but he is also an All-Star…

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A Winning Network: 3 Critical Relationships for Career Survival

These people will ensure your professional success can be sustained

As you climb the ladder, it’s vital to ensure you have established several critical relationships…

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Faith In Entertainment: Producer Holly Carter Talks Fusing Spirituality in Successful Career

Relevé CEO details purposeful path and working on shows including 'Preachers of LA'

CEO and founder of Relevé Entertainment discussing balancing her faith while producing hit realty series…

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This Day in History: Frederick Douglass Elected President of Freedman Bank and Trust

Institution established to support economic stability of African Americans after Civil War

Bank was chartered by the U.S. government to guide the economic development of the newly…

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10 Ways to Create Happiness in Your Life

Go inward and find the goodness within you that is waiting to come to light

Practicing these steps daily can help you ease stress and manage difficulties.

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ABFF Meet Ups for Film Industry Professionals Planned Nationwide

Networking events for film and TV to hit Chicago, Washington, D.C., Charlotte, Los Angeles, and Atlanta

The American Black Film Festival plans nationwide Meet Ups to connect the black film and…

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ABFF and McDonald’s Partner for ‘Lovin’ Campaign

Filmmakers can win $2,500 in equipment and a mentoring session with director Malcolm Lee

ABFF and McDonald’s USA have partnered for the “Lovin” campaign, a competition that promotes diversity…

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5 Fun Apps to Upgrade Your Black History Knowledge

These are perfect for trivia buffs, educators or parents who want to engage children in facts

If you’re a history buff, educator or looking for ways to empower the youth in…

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This Day in History: The NAACP Was Founded

This day 106 years ago, the largest civil rights organization was formed

We explore the history of the NAACP, as today marks its 106th year anniversary.

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Modern-Day Influencers Recreate Legendary Images of Black History Icons

Female leaders in media, fashion and social media pay homage to greats

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In honor of Black History Month, the Style Influencers Group L.L.C., a…

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Why You Should Ditch Your Traditional Five-Year Career Plan

Three tips for developing a scalable strategy that works for you

As you grow, develop, acquire new skills, and stumble upon new dreams it is important…

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4 Sanity-Saving Apps for Entrepreneurs

From taxes to freelance talent, these tools help make things that much easier

These apps will save you time and money, from handling your taxes to finding talent…

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Entrepreneurs: 3 Reasons an Intellectual Property Strategy is Vital

Be sure valuable assets of your business are protected

Having a strategy that addresses how to protect and benefit from owning intellectual property is…

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6 Fun Valentine’s Day Apps for Singles and Couples

Your smartphone may hold the holy grail of ideas, activities and places to go…

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New Resource To Help Businesses Raise Cash

Online lender OnDeck Capital launches small business credit education initiative

OnDeck launches program to help entrepreneurs improve credit and secure loans for their businesses.

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[RECAP] CURLS Founder and CEO joins Black Enterprise for #BeBizCircle Twitter Chat

Mahisha Dellinger talks branding, business development, strategy and more

CURLS CEO Mahisha Dellinger offered advice via a Twitter chat with Black Enterprise Senior Editor…

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Cool Jobs: Grammy Nominated Producer Talks Navigating His Way Through the Music Industry

Kelvin Wooten dishes on his experience working alongside some of the biggest names in music

Grammy nominated producer talks working with some of the biggest names in the music industry

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How To Build A Successful Business With Your Spouse

Four core elements that must be in place to have a happy home and office

When they started the blog “Black and Married” in 2007, Ronnie, and Lamar Tyler were…

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15 Quotes to Inspire Business Growth and Leadership

Here are some words of wisdom from top leaders

Whether you’re a small business owner, corporate executive or new employee climbing the corporate ladder,…

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How Much Do Corporations Really Pay In Taxes?

Study shows that the U.S. is a prime candidate for corporate tax reform

Tax Foundation study shows U.S. need to change corporate taxation.

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Know Our Status: HIV/AIDS Among Blacks and How to Decrease Numbers

Debra Fraser-Howze of OraSure Technologies talks minorities and prevention

Debra Fraser-Howze, founder of the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS, breaks down affect on…

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Workplace Conflict Resolution: Two of the Most Useful Models

Try these strategies to best manage issues and diffuse problems in the office

Based on research, collaboration and accommodation play a major role in resolving conflict at work.…

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NBCUniversal and ABFF Searching for Next Screen Star with Star Project

Companies collaborating to increase opportunities for black actors

NBC Universal is looking for its next superstar through the American Black Film Festival’s (ABFF)…

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Entrepreneurs Summit: Business Leader Wes Moore to Give Keynote Speech

The best-selling author, army veteran and business man is the latest ES confirmation

Business leader and military veteran Wes Moore has been confirmed to give a keynote speech…

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History Maker: Stephen Curry’s Three-Pointer Breaks Multiple Ceilings

The Warriors All-Star point guard breaks three NBA records

All-Star Golden State Warriors point guard follows in dad’s footsteps and breaks a few records…

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Infor CEO Talks Passion for Changing the Way People Work in Tech

Charles Phillips details career journey and tips for others to succeed in the industry

Infor CEO details where his interests in tech began and how we seeks to increase…

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3 Wearable Tech Devices to Help Keep Your Children Safe

These gadgets can aid in monitoring your children and responding to emergencies

Check out wearable tech options that can help you monitor your children daily.

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[Infographic] Five of the Best Places in the World To Launch Your Startup

The US is still one of the best places to start a business

Although the U.S. is still one of the best places to start a business, Hong…

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This Day In History: ‘Home Run King’ Is Born

Baseball superstar Hank Aaron would make history as an icon of the sport

Henry Louis Aaron, nicknamed ‘Hammerin’ Hank’, was born on this day in history in 1934.

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The Secret to the Stock Market: You’ve Got To Be In It To Win It

Why blacks panic sell at a higher rate and why we have to break the trend

There is no question that January was not for the faint of heart when it…

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Wendell Scott Sr. Stakes Place Among History’s Icons in NASCAR’s Hall of Fame

Family and industry leaders reflect on his legacy and a well-deserved honor

The Scott family celebrates after receiving the NASCAR Hall of Fame jacket in honor of…

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7 ‘Supa Dupa Fly’ Career Moves We Can Learn from Missy Elliott

Here are some of her bossiest moves, from her start to Super Bowl stardom

Top-selling, legendary music start Missy Elliott’s major career moves started well before the Super Bowl.…

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WIE Network Launches Kickstarter to Fund Women Empowerment Website

Organization seeks to provide online space for female professionals to gain inspiration

WIE Network launches Kickstarter campaign to fund new empowerment site for career women

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Missy Taught Us: 3 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Super Bowl Halftime

As entrepreneurs we should take every opportunity to learn what we can from titans like…

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Nationwide Presents ‘Make Safe Happen’ to Reduce Preventable Accidents

On Super Bowl Sunday, millions will have access to resources to save children's lives

Join the movement and help Make Safe Happen, through the use of a new mobile…

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Super Bowl Sunday: Four Plays To Blitz Your Business Forward

In business, it’s important for entrepreneurs to attack those enemies that threaten our progress to…

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Top 10 Cities For African Americans

Atlanta, Raleigh, N.C., and Washington, D.C. are the top three cities

Atlanta, Raleigh, N.C., and Washington, D.C. are the top three 3 cities where African-Americans are…

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Necole Parker, LeVon Lewis and Stacey Key Confirmed for Black Enterprise’s Entrepreneurs Summit

ES continues to bring together the best and brightest of the business world

Celebrating 20 years, Black Enterprise’s 2015 Entrepreneurs Summit [ES] continues to bring together the best…

By Raqiyah Mays

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How One Black Super Bowl Vendor Achieves Business and Financial Success

Vonda McPherson’s financial savvy landed her a five-figure contract

Do you have dreams of taking your business to the big leagues?

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The Black Enterprise–ABFF Partnership: Why Black Businesses Need Scale

Aligning, joint venturing, and merging with viable black-owned businesses is vital

When I speak before a group of black entrepreneurs, I often challenge my audience by…

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McDonald’s CEO, Don Thompson, to Retire

Thompson to step down as head of the world's largest restaurant chain

Don Thompson to step down as CEO of McDonald’s

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25 Best Jobs in America for 2015

Glassdoor releases list which include 10 in the tech industry alone

Glassdoor has recently released a new report highlighting the 25 best jobs in America in…

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Snapchat Introduces New Service ‘Discover’

Photo-messaging app offers expansion of the way users consume and share media

Popular app is expanding the way users share and use information, offering a broader more…

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4 Winning Branding Strategies From ‘The Wedding Ringer’ Producer Will Packer

Releasing a film over MLK holiday is a one savvy move for the Hollywood producer

Hollywood producer Will Packer shares branding strategy behind his films.

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New Resource To Help Women Entrepreneurs Use Equity Crowdfunding

The Venture Crowd to train investors and entrepreneurs on new financing option

New platform to show women business owners how to raise capital through equity crowdfunding.

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Civil Rights Today: 15 Empowering Songs That Promote Freedom and Justice

As we're nearing Black History Month, add these hot picks to your playlist

Martin Luther King Jr.’s lives on 365 days per year. Empower yourself with this take-charge,…

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Reports: Google Planning to Become Wireless Provider

Google may be your next mobile service provider

Google is looking to partner with Sprint and T-Mobile to offer mobile service.

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Star Jones Confirmed to Moderate Women of Power Summit Panel

President of Professional Diversity Network leading 'Masterful Moves' discussion

Star Jones is set to moderate a panel with industry leaders at Black Enterprise’s 2015…

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Miss Universe: Top Women of Color Who Got the Crown

These females have graced the stage and held the title

As the world celebrates the new Miss Universe, take a look back at women of…

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33 Actionable Tips for Promoting Your Business on LinkedIn

Check out these insights from presentation experts Ethos on maximizing the platform

Looking to be a thought leader, recruit staff or connect with key influencers? LinkedIn is…

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Innovation: What Will Your House Look Like in 10 Years?

Smart home market technology is continuing to grow

Here is an infographic from Lamudi Kenya: what will your house look like in ten…

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Options to Stream Pirated Movies Is Scaring Netflix

There are alternatives that won't get you fined

Netflix’s letter to its shareholders talked about its growth over the year, but also its…

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Five Steps to Own Your Dreams

Ona Brown, founder of World Impact Now shares how to turn vision into reality

Ona Brown, life coach and founder of World Impact Now (WIN), shares steps in order…

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How Kobe Bryant Used Business Strategies to Recruit Rajon Rondo

The Lakers star takes an entrepreneur's approach to get what he wants

We all know that Kobe Bryant has a magnificent basketball resume, but lately he has…

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TODAY: Join Actress Tasha Smith for Black Enterprise Twitter Chat with ABFF

'Empire' co-star talks coaching, life experiences and advancing in Hollywood

On the heels of her Twitter chat with Black Enterprise and ABFF, Tasha Smith talks…

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Top Five Pro-Women Moments Under Obama’s Administration

Women are winning under Obama Administration

Over the span of President Obama’s administration, he has been particularly vocal about his support…

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Jamaica’s Plan To Legalize Marijuana Could Open Doors for Black Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs hope to capitalize on multimillion-dollar green rush with plan for licensing authority

Jamaican bill plans to create licensing authority for farming, distribution and sale of marijuana for…

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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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