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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…

By Courtney Connley

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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…

By Brittany Dandy

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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…

By Joel Lyons

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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…

By Stacey Tisdale

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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…

By Cristie Leondis

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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…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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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.

By Joel Lyons

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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…

By Kandia Johnson

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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…

By Stacey Tisdale

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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…

By Joel Lyons

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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…

By Joel Lyons

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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…

By Courtney Connley

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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…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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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…

By Kandia Johnson

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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…

By Kandia Johnson

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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.

By Courtney Connley

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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…

By Essence Gant

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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…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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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…

By Robin White Goode

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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.

By Stacey Tisdale

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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…

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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…

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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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Career Highlights from Global Influencers On Time’s 100 Most Influential List

Top global leaders you should know

Here are the career highlights from several prominent global leaders on Time’s 100 Most Influential…

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Health is Wealth: 5 Deadly Health Issues for African Americans

Blacks face alarming differences compared to all other racial and ethnic groups

African Americans face-alarming differences in health issues compared to all other racial and ethnic groups.

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How One Young Professional is Creating a Network to Connect Female Entrepreneurs

Patrice Cameau creates a platform to help female CEOs thrive

Washington, DC publicist and communications consultant creates a platform to help female entrepreneurs thrive.

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Egypt Sherrod: We Can’t Depend on Society to Teach Kids About Money

The real estate agent and HGTV host talks about the importance of passing on the lessons of financial literacy

Property Virgins’ Egypt Sherrod wants everyone to know the importance of financially literacy and of…

By Alisa Gumbs

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Soledad O’Brien, Desiree Rogers and India Arie Set to Speak at Dream Project Symposium

Elevator pitch winner will get chance to present at Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit

Learn business insider tips from top industry professionals in business, media, music, and more at…

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3 Vital ‘Black Males Matter’ Moves by President Obama

As Black Enterprise gears up to broach issue at Entrepreneurs Summit, take a look at these POTUS efforts

As Black Enterprise gears up to address issues of black men at the Entrepreneurs Summit…

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7 Overlooked Tax Deductions For Small And Home-Based Businesses

Last minute tax tips on filing an extension and often overlooked deductions

Here are some last minute tax tips on filing an extension and often overlooked deductions.

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MLB’s Annual Civil Right’s Game To Air On ‘Jackie Robinson Day’

MLB honors Civil Rights Movement and Jackie Robinson

MLB honors the legacies of the Civil Rights Movement and Jackie Robinson’s contributions to baseball…

By Michael Tolbert

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File Last-Minute Taxes With Easy-to-Use Smartphone Apps

Here are tools to help process your return

Tax Day is here. If it managed to sneak up on you this year, there’s…

By Joel Lyons

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Financial Literacy Month: Filing a Tax Extension? You Still Gotta Pay on 4/15

How to set up a payment plan with the IRS

According to a survey by GoBank, not only do 57% of Americans find taxes…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Four Alarming Facts that Prove Equal Pay Day is Still Needed

Statistics that prove the fight for equality must continue

A list of alarming facts that prove the fight for equality in the workplace is…

By Courtney Connley

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

Active ways millennial women can make a difference today

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

By Janell Hazelwood

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Black Pastors to Discuss LGBT Issues at Morgan State University

Leaders say its time to talk about LGBT justice

Black religious leaders to gather at Morgan State University to discuss LGBT issues.

By Courtney Connley

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How to Address Unconscious Bias in the Workplace

Tips for creating a more welcoming work environment for all employees

A new report from the Professional Diversity Network offers tips for addressing unconscious bias in…

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Entrepreneurs Summit: 5 Power-Packed Quotes from Lisa Nichols

The millionaire entrepreneur motivates with social media

Black Enterprise’s Entrepreneurs Summit speaker Lisa Nichols uses social media to motivate the masses.

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What NY Giant’s Tom Coughlin Knows About Millennials That Many Managers Don’t

New study findings help coach better understand his team

Key findings have been released onj millennials via a study that New York Giants head…

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Laughing All The Way To The Bank: Comedian Bruce-Bruce Takes Centerstage

How a great sense of humor can lead to a fulfilling career

TV host and film actor shares the keys to following your purpose and making a…

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Before Diddy: 5 Ways Quincy Jones Was an Early Music Industry Disrupter

A look at the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit Trailblazer Award honoree's innovations

Here are seven facts you may or may not have known about our Entrepreneurs Summit…

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Calling All Entrepreneurs: Shark Tank Producers Heading To Morehouse College

Atlanta entrepreneurs and campus CEOs will vie for funds from angel investors

Shark Tank producers search for entrepreneurs through Morehouse College April 13.

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America’s Lack of Workforce Diversity: New Campaign Gives Call to Action

Jopwell's 'Let them See Us' initiative lets companies know talented minority candidates exist

New recruiting tech platform, Jopwell, launches a campaign to raise corporate America’s awareness about talented…

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BE Exclusive: Third World Band’s Cat Coore on Obama’s Visit to Jamaica

The son of late Deputy Prime Minister David Coore talks economics, politics, and music

The son of late Deputy Prime Minister David Coore talks economics, politics, and music.

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Taraji P. Henson and Jussie Smollett Talk Their ‘Empire’ and Success

The TV mom and son have a real conversation with Black Enterprise

Empire stars Taraji P. Henson and Jussie Smollett talk with Black Enterprise about the show’s…

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5 Awesome Crowdfunding Sites for Entrepreneurs

These sources have raised millions for entrepreneurs across the globe

These crowdfunding sites are a viable option for aspiring entrepreneurs looking to fund their ideas.…

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Starbucks Expands College Tuition Program for Workers

Coffee chain agrees to offer free college tuition for four years instead of two

Starbucks expands its partnership with Arizona State University to offer free tuition for four years…

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Beverly Bond Responds to White Girls Rock Hashtag

The DJ defends her movement in a personal essay

After the White Girls Rock controversy, Black Girls Rock founder Beverly Bond responds.

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Small Businesses Getting Loans From Big Banks In Record Numbers

Highest loan approval rate since the 2008 recession

Small business loans approved by big banks are at an all time high.

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Ralph Gilles Appointed Fiat Chrysler Head of Design

Black Enterprise's 2005 Top Designer to oversee creative efforts at Fiat Chrysler

Fiat Chrysler appoints award-winning automobile designer, Ralph Gilles, as head of design.

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5 Power Plays Of Entrepreneurs Summit Speaker Jermaine Dupri

Here are some reasons why you should join BE and JD for the Entrepreneurs Summit

Her are five of So So Def CEO Jermaine Dupri’s most teachable career moments.

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‘Preachers of Detroit’ Cast Member Talks Ministering Through Reality TV

Bishop Clarence Langston gives insight into taking his journey to the small screen

Bishop Langston discusses his call to ministry and how he is spreading the love of…

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John Hopkins Faces Lawsuit For Reportedly Infecting Hundreds With an STD

Former research subjects say the school deceived them during the experiment

Hundreds of former research subjects file a $1 billion lawsuit against John Hopkins for allegedly…

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How 14-Year-Old Entrepreneur Turned Dads ‘No’ into a Profitable Beauty Business

Now the Teenpreneur runs Zandra Beauty

When 14-year-Old Zandra Azariah Cunningham couldn’t convince her dad to buy her more make-up—she literally…

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McDonald’s Increases Hourly Wage and Benefits for a Portion of Its Workers

Changes won't affect employees who work for McDonald's franchisees

Effective July 1, McDonald’s will increase its minimum wage and benefits for all employees, except…

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Jay Z Speaks to NYU Students About Tidal, the Music Business and Responding to Ferguson

Rapper and entrepreneur says Tidal isn't "here to compete with anyone"

Jay Z and Tidal executive Vania Schlogel spoke to a group of NYU students about…

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4 Apps for Small Business Owners to Sell Their Products

Sellers can pocket more of their profits with these apps

These apps for small business owners put sellers in direct contact with the buyer.

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TVOne Joins American Black Film Festival to Find Screenplay Writers

Grand prize winner will have their project developed to premiere on TV One

TV One joins forces with this year’s American Black Film Festival to find screenplay writers…

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Cool Jobs: ‘Funny Girls’ Comedian Talks the Power of the Female Funny Bone

Yamaneika Saunders on early pursuit of stand-up success and TV roles for black women

Oxygen’s “Funny Girls,” a series premiering April 7, is providing another platform for women to…

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R. Donahue Peebles: College Isn’t the Only Way to Ensure Wealth

Though education is important, this multimillionaire proves there’s more than one path to success

Real estate titan and one of the wealthiest African Americans in the country R. Donahue…

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Financial Literacy Month: Dealing with the Pressure to ‘Keep Up’

Making your financial choices reflect who you are

Financial Literacy Month: here are ways you can deal with the pressure to keep up.

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Kelly Rowland Opens Up About Balancing the Demands of Motherhood and Career

Rowland says motherhood makes her feel like a 'superwoman'

Kelly Rowland opens up about motherhood, balancing a demanding career and new projects to look…

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Amazon Launches New STEM Toy Shop

New site meets the growing demands of parents for educational toys

Amazon launches new toy shop geared towards encouraging kids to develop STEM skills.

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TSA Will Stop Searching Black Women’s Hair

The new agreement aims to stop discrimination against black women

The TSA aims to stop the discrimination of black women and their hair with new…

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Major Company Helps Minority Women Businesses Become Corporate Suppliers

Cintas Corporation hosts procurement networking and partnering event

Supplier diversity event joins minority women entrepreneurs and corporate procurement offices.

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Small Business Awards Hall of Fame: 5 Winning Business Principles from Billionaire Techpreneur

How HopStop Chinedu Echeruo sold his company and made $1 billion

The techpreneur set out to bring products to market that solve problems and make a…

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Bucknell University Expels Three Students for Racist Radio Rant

President John Bravman says comments are a "violation of community standards"

Bucknell University president expels three students for racist remarks made on a campus radio station.

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Young Professionals: 7 Boss Moves to Make Before Attending Any Conference

A smart leader's guide to maximizing your experience

If you’re a millennial, entry-level employee or boss on the come-up attending a professional, don’t…

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Walmart Promotes Products from ‘Women Owned’ Businesses with Special Logo

This new logo makes it easier to shop women-owned businesses

Walmart makes supporting women entrepreneurs easier with a new logo.

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Texas College Dean Becomes New President of Clark Atlanta University

Johnson will step into his new role July 1, 2015

Clark Atlanta University names Texas Southern University dean, Ronald Johnson, as its new president.

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BE Exclusive: Snoop Dogg Talks Guns, 401(k)s, and How Blacks Can Raise Their Financial Voice

Snoop wants you to unload gun stocks from your portfolio

BE Exclusive: Snoop Dogg talks to Black Enterprise on guns, 401 (k)’s, and how blacks…

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5 Women Who Revamped Their Careers on Broadway

These starlets show they can shine on any stage

These singers and actresses take to Broadway to expand their careers and brands.

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5 Things to Know About Jon Stewart’s Replacement Trevor Noah

What you should know about the rising South African comedian

Five things to know about South African comedian Trevor Noah.

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Entrepreneurs Summit All-Stars: Amos Winbush Talks Forging Multimillion-Dollar Empire in Tech

2010’s Innovator of the Year is driven by a dream to bring STEM to all

Black Enterprise’s 2010’s Innovator of the Year was a self-made millionaire before 30. He’s driven…

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Mary Schmidt Campbell Named President of Spelman College

Campbell will step into new role August 1, 2015

Educator Mary Shmidt Campbell named new president of Spelman College

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Jay-Z Set to Relaunch Tidal, a New Music Service

New releases include songs by Madonna, Kanye West and Daft Punk

Jay Z is set to relaunch his new music service ‘Tidal’ today.

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How One Entrepreneur Raised $3 Million in Venture Capital Funding by Selling Hair Extensions

Mayvenn, Inc. CEO talks introducing the black hair market to Silicon Valley

Young entrepreneur talks merging the markets of Silicon Valley with the black hair industry

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Kelly Rowland on Baby Weight Loss and 5 Affordable Foods that Burn Fat

Get the star's secret, and eat healthy without breaking the bank

Just four months ago, Kelly Rowland gave birth to her bundle of baby boy joy.…

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Free Summer College Program for High School Juniors

Five-day accounting program in 11 campuses across New York state

Calling all rising high school juniors interested in the accounting profession: Application deadlines are approaching…

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Entrepreneurs Summit All-Stars: Natasha Eubanks Takes Blogging to a Millionaire Level

Founder and CEO details latest brand expansion

As Black Enterprise preps for the Entrepreneurs Summit, we honor Small Business Hall of Famers…

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$10,000 Elevator Pitch Competition: Are You a Winning Entrepreneur?

Submit a 2-3 minute video pitch to win

Many have watched Shark Tank, where contestants pitch products and businesses in hopes of garnering…

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‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’ Archived in Library of Congress

The history-making album shapes American sound and culture

At the 41st Annual Grammy Awards in 1999, Lauryn Hill made history as the first…

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CFL Appoints First Black Commissioner

Jeffrey Orridge, former CBS Sports executive, to assume new duties April 29

Jeffrey Orridge, former longtime executive with CBC Sports, succeeds Mark Cohon as commissioner of the…

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Tiger Woods Creates Golf Management Scholarship at UMES

Woods donates $10,000 to support the HBCUs golf program

Tiger Woods gives $10,000 to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore to support its golf…

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$1,000 Financial Literacy Contest for Middle Schoolers

To be eligible to enter, children must be 8 to 12 years old and read the book I Got Bank!

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Are you 8 to 12 years old, or do you know someone who is?…

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5 STEM Organizations to Follow on Facebook and Twitter

Young girls and women become more educated and engaged in the field

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Entrepreneurs Summit All-Stars: Moziah Bridges, the Next Generation of Fashion Stars

Last year’s Teenpreneur of the Year is headed toward a takeover

Black Enterprise’s Teenpreneur of the Year at the 2014 Entrepreneurs Summit designs bow ties with…

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Entrepreneurs Summit All-Stars: Black & Sexy TV Co-founders Share Advice on Monetizing Web Series

Numa Perrier and Dennis Dortch share tips on ruling the digital game

Set to appear on a panel at the American Black Film Festival as well as…

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5 Apps to Save You Money When You Shop

These money-saving apps make shopping even more fun

What if every time you went shopping, you were guaranteed to score a deal? With…

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Top 10 States to Retire In

These 10 states beat Florida by a long shot

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Despite popular belief, Florida isn’t the best state to retire in. In fact, according…

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Save the Date: Women of Power Summit 2016

Black Enterprise has officially announced that the 2016 Women of Power Summit will be held…

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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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