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Metta World Peace’s Name Change: 10 Funniest Twitter Reactions

Watchers wondering whether the baller formerly known as Ron Artest has lost his mind

You can no longer call Ron Artest, Metta World Peace, as he’ll now go by…

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How to Build a Proactive Workforce

Study: Satisfied employees will aggressively help your business grow and succeed

Check out these tips on how to nurture a productive workforce at your business.

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Amy DuBois Barnett Executive Editor for New ESPN Site

Former Ebony EIC to head new portal catering to African Americans

ESPN announces former Ebony Editor-in-Chief Amy DuBois Barnett as executive editor of new site catering…

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Michelle Obama’s Message to Girls: Commit to Education

FLOTUS encourages young women via Seventeen magazine in open letter

First Lady Michelle Obama pens an open letter for Seventeen magazine encouraging young American girls…

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Black Enterprise Golf and Tennis Challenge: 10 Facts About Beverly Johnson

This marks 40 years since supermodel became the first Black woman on Vogue

Mogul model Beverly Johnson will be making an appearance at The Black Enterprise Golf and…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Infographic: Best Time to Buy a Car

Here’s a hint: it’s right now

You won’t have to wait until the end of the year to get the best…

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Women of Power: Spelman College President Beverly Tatum Talks Fundraising, Fitness and Retirement

Barbara Graves Award honoree stresses need for education on health and wellness

Spelman’s President Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum talks hitting her historic fundraising goal, changes at Spelman…

By Courtney Connley

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Tax Tips for Hobbyists

Here are some deductions you might be eligible for

If you’re an avid hobbyist, you might be able to deduct some of the costs…

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NBA Schedules 2015 Preseason Game in South Africa

Proceeds will go toward charity

The NBA will play a preseason game in South Africa in 2015. All proceeds will…

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REGISTER TODAY: Relax, Rejuvenate and Restore at the Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge

Spa at PGA National offers top-notch services that cater to every attendee

From relaxing mineral pools, to facials, massages, and more, find out how you can take…

By Courtney Connley

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University President Takes Pay Cut to Help Minimum Wage Employees

Kentucky State University interim president cuts salary by $90,000

Kentucky State University interim president Raymond Burse agrees to a $90,000 pay cut in order…

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Beyoncé and Jay Z Tour Reported to Rake in More Than $100 Million

Despite rumors, music duo's tour is expected to end with major success

Despite rumors of poor ticket sales, reports explain that the Carter’s On the Run tour…

By Courtney Connley

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10 Twitter Reactions To LeBron James’ Startling Weight Loss

Photo has NBA and sports fans talking and tweeting

The two-time NBA champion has adopted a no-carbs diet that has drastically changed his figure.…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Sherri Shepherd Joins Cinderella on Broadway

TV host will star with Keke Palmer in Sept. 9 premiere

Sherri Shepherd joins Keke Palmer in the stage play, Cinderella at the Broadway Theatre in…

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White Men Directed 90% Of This Year’s Summer Movies

Of 39 releases, 37 are directed by white men

Out of 39 movies that hit this summer, 37 have been directed by White men.…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Apple Starts Taking Social Seriously With Latest Hire

Musa Tariq, former social media head of Nike, will head Apple's newest initiative

Musa Tariq has worked with Apple's head of Retail and Online Stores, Angela Ahrendts, when…

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10 Reasons Small Business Shouldn’t Neglect Social Media

Your company’s credibility could depend on it

It doesn’t matter if you are running a micro enterprise, a small business, or a…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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[EXCLUSIVE] Updates from President Obama’s U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

Forum hosted by Bloomberg Philanthropies, U.S. Commerce Dept: Africa is open for business

BlackEnterprise.com is live at the U.S-Africa Leaders Summit, the largest gathering of African heads of…

By Derek T. Dingle

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EY seeks exceptional women entrepreneurs for its 2014 Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ Program

New Bill To Help Female Entrepreneurs Gain More Loans and Federal Contracts

Women’s Small Business Ownership Act of 2014 increases mincrolending and more

On the heel of reports that women business owners still lag behind men in accessing…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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We Must Put An End To ‘Male, Pale, and Stale’ on Corporate Boards

'Its our responsibility to hold corporate America accountable'

An overwhelming number of boards of publicly traded companies still lock African Americans out of…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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Black Enterprise Golf and Tennis Challenge: 10 Facts About Dede McGuire

'Hardest working woman in show biz' will be in Palm Beach Gardens

Ten facts about radio personality, Dede McGuire, who hosts her own morning show as well…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Luxury Market Branding CEO Lauren Maillian Bias, author of "The Path Redefined: Getting to the Top On Your Own Terms"

From The Corner Office Chat Series Kicks Off With Luxury Market Branding CEO Lauren Maillian Bias

Black Enterprise CEO Earl Graves Jr., actor/philanthropist Lamman Rucker, BCT Partners CEO Randal Pinkett and IBOM LLC CEO Anie Akpe to share success and leadership strategies

The From The Corner Office Twitter Chat series kicks off with serial entrepreneur, early-stage investor…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Power Women of the Diaspora: Celebrity Makeup Artist Talks Using Tragedy to Fuel Purpose

Eryca Freemantle helps brands diversify their beauty industry options

How Eryca Freemantle turned tragedy into triumph via her cosmetics career helping brands diversify their…

By Kandia Johnson

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Nicki Minaj Joins Latest List Of Celebs Selling Their Goods On HSN

Rapper’s fragrance MINAJEST sold out in minutes

Nicki Minaj recently teamed up with the Home Shopping Network to promote the launch of…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Black Twitter Blasts Busta Rhymes In ‘Swagger Wagon’ Ad

The heavyweight MC angers the masses in Toyota's new commercial

Today marks a sad day for fans of Hip-Hop and the culture, as veteran lyricist…

By Kevin L. Clark

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3 Signs Your Spouse Is Not Compatible With Your Business

Running a successful enterprise could depend on how you address this issue

Check out these signs your spouse-business partner is incompatible with your enterprise.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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The First Lady of Wall Street, Ernesta Procope

From Storefront to Wall Street, Ernesta G. Procope Has Blazed Trails in Insurance and Real Estate

Celebrating this year's Black Enterprise A. G. Gaston Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

History-makers seldom have an example to follow; they make a path for others to follow…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Leading Leaders: Princeton Producing the Most Tech CEOs

More tech billionaires have college degrees than those who are college dropouts

Though many of tech’s most successful entrepreneurs are college dropouts —Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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‘Black Jesus’: Cartoon Network’s New Show Sparking Outrage

Group says pot-smoking, hard-drinking character mocks Christianity

Group says Adult Swim’s black, pot-smoking, hard-drinking “Jesus” mocks Christianity.

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Website eBay Has Dismal Diversity Numbers

Just because it's a little better than the competition doesn't mean its diversity numbers are any good

In total, only 7% of eBay employees are black, with only 2% of them in…

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UniWorld Reboot: Monique Nelson Carrying the Torch, Rebranding a Legacy

After two years at the helm, CEO drives massive makeover

After two years at the helm, Uniworld CEO Monique Greenwood, drives massive makeover.

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Dynamic Do-Gooder: 4 Reasons Giving Back Can Benefit Your Career

How volunteering and philanthropy can open professional doors

Though it’s just a good look to be charitable, the professional benefits go beyond the…

By Courtney Connley

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Philanthropy Bosses: 4 Celebs Who Add Giving Back to Their Career Portfolios

These industry heavyweights show how being charitable pays off

These entertainers spend countless hours and dollars giving back to a cause they hold dear…

By Courtney Connley

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Obama’s Message To CEOs: Quit Complaining

President believes 'fat-cat bankers' have it too good these days to complain

President Obama believes “fat-cat bankers” have it too good these days to complain.

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Malcolm Jenkins: Charting the Course Between Work, Entrepreneurship and Charitable Efforts

'I know what it means to invest in others and how that investment can be life changing'

I have a responsibility to our youth to be a positive role model. I’m…

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Norman Hall: Bringing Talent and Culture to Martha’s Vineyard (Part 1)

'My family exposed me to nearly every music form that exists in my youth, and that motivated me to continue this interest'

Norman Hall brings the 2nd Annual Summer Madness Music Festival and Conference to Martha’s Vineyard

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Better Business Bureau Issues Warning about Online Car Shopping

If a deal is too good to be true, it usually is

Be very careful about purchasing a car online.

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Infographic: How the Rich Avoid Taxes

A breakdown of how the wealthy use savvy to save money

Those making $10 million annually pay an average income tax rate of 19%.

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10 Most Controversially Banned iPhone Apps

These apps were not bettering humanity at all

Apple contains the largest store for digital applications in the world, yet these 10 banned…

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Career Opportunities Start With A Great Second Impression

It’s no secret that you may never get a second chance to make a first…

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Infographic: World’s Bestselling Products

Here's some fun consumer trivia

Consumers often stay loyal to one brand for many years.

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Woody Allen Talks Lack of Black Actors in Films

Filmmaker: 'You hire people based on who is correct for part'

The veteran filmmaker, Woody Allen, explains to the New York Observer why his films aren’t…

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Numbers Game: What Happens If Beyoncé & Jay-Z Divorce?

Attorney discusses business implications of a Carter split

As of now it’s all hearsay, but what are the business implications if Beyonce and…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Lack of Color: The Booming Bed & Breakfast Industry’s Lost Diversity

Only 1% of 30,000 establishments nationwide are African-American owned

Black entrepreneurs talk why there are few black-owned bed and breakfast businesses in booming industry…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Nielsen Study: African American Income, Education Exceeds Expectations

Infographic: Do Consumers Really Have Freedom of Choice?

An analysis of food reports from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and others

The products purchased by consumers often belong to a single food conglomerate.

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Get on Up! 6 James Brown Songs to Boost Motivation

These tunes from the "Godfather of Soul" will help you get through the workday

In honor of James Brown new biopic “Get on Up,” we’ve rounded up six of…

By Courtney Connley

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America’s Most Powerful Black CEOs in Corporate America

African-American business leaders across the nation

What makes the departure of Clarence Otis as CEO of Darden Restaurants so significant is…

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[Part 1] Beauty & Brains: Rick Ross’ Sister Talks Talent for Music Business

How Tawanda Roberts navigates 'bawse' entertainment empire behind-the-scenes

Entertainer Rick Ross’ older sister Tawanda Roberts talks how she navigates franchises and entertainment empire…

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George Zimmerman’s New Job? Security At a Gun Store

Trayvon Martin's attacker has authority, a badge and access to firearms

Trayvon Martin’s shooter, George Zimmerman, has a new job working as security at a place…

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VH1 No. One Cable Network Among Black Viewers

BET and OWN were next on list for black audiences at the end of June

VH1 was the most watched cable network during prime time in black households, with 8.1…

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Stephen A. Smith Suspended Over Domestic Abuse Comments

Sportscaster off air until August 6th

ESPN suspends Stephen A. Smith over controversial domestic violence comments said on air on ‘First…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Goodshop App Combines Shopping with Charity

You can buy while giving to a good cause

With this app, you can choose from a list of schools and nonprofits in the…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Twitter Reacts to Stephen A. Smith’s ‘Domestic Violence’ Comments

Apology issued but damage already done

ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith put his foot in his mouth when sharing his thoughts about…

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Jay Z Announces ‘NY02′ As Roc Nation’s Official Water

The 'God MC' is bringing water to the masses

Jay Z announces NY02 as the officially branded water for all Roc Nation artists, events,…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Crowdfunding Site For Minority Businesses Struggles To Stay Afloat

Website shutdown continues; relaunch uncertain

BlackCrowdfunding.net, a rewards-based crowdfunding site targeted to African Americans, needs money itself, reports Mashable.

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Renisha McBride Case: Top Twitter Highlights

Theodore Wafer on trial after shooting woman who needed help

Witness on the stand during manslaughter trial discusses the shotgun used to kill 19-year-old Renisha…

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Generation Next: President Obama Welcomes 500 Students Poised To Lead Africa

Young leaders welcomed at Washington D.C. Town hall

Five hundred African students chosen from 50,000 welcomed at Washington DC Town hall.

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Uber For Business Allows Companies To Expense Travel

On-demand, ride-hailing service is picking up steam

On-demand ride-hailing service Uber is picking up steam by introducing the Uber For Business opportunity…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Listen Up: 4 Ways to Improve Every Conversation

Upgrade your people skills and success with these steps

Here’s how to sharpen your conversational skills, upgrade your personal interactions—and your success.

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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What You Need To Know To Become a Bed and Breakfast Owner

Successful black entrepreneurs share insight on breaking into industry

Successful black bed and breakfast owners share insight on breaking into industry

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New Social Security Rule Affects Boomers

Those who've had both private and public jobs may see adjustments

Social Security is calculated in favor of low wage earners.

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Dollar Tree To Buy Family Dollar For $8.5 Billion

Company has created North America's biggest discount enterprise

Discount retailer, Dollar General, aims to compete against Wal-Mart by purchasing Family Dollar for a…

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Oprah Winfrey, Starbucks Being Sued Over Chai Tea

Man claims baristas put heroin, hallucinogenics in his drink

Oprah Winfrey and Starbucks are being sued by a man who claims Starbucks workers added…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Black Enterprise Golf and Tennis Challenge: 10 Facts About Doug Banks

Radio Personality will be making an appearance at the Black Enterprise Golf and Tennis Challenge

Radio personality, Doug Banks, will be attending the Black Enterprise Golf and Tennis Challenge

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Yandy Smith’s Everything Girls Love Hosts Empowerment Event for Women Professionals

Female Industry leaders inspire with insights on love, career and business

Check out highlights from Yandy Smith’s Everything Girls Love event “Girls Love Girl Talk,” held…

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Cool Jobs: Bravo TV’s Todd Tucker Talks Boss Moves Up Front and Behind the Scenes

Entrepreneur discusses his rise through the ranks, tips for young professionals

Todd Tucker, TV production exec and star on Bravo TV’s Real Housewives of Atlanta, shares…

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Black Women Earn 64 Cents To Every Dollar Earned By White Men

Black women pale in comparison to non-Hispanic white men

Gender pay inequality is still high within the Black women community, as a recent study…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Watch out for Business Directory Scams

Always verify the legitimacy of a business

Three telemarketing agencies in Canada might be pulling a fast one on consumers.

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Winning Number: LeBron James Will Go Back to Wearing 23

Hoop stars will return to number he wore first time around in Cleveland

Cleveland Cavalier player, LeBron James, has decided to go back to his original number 23…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Top-Funded Startup IROKOtv Launches East Africa Headquaters

With offices in Nigeria and New York, regional base will now be in Rwanda

iROKOtv, a leading platform for African films globally, will be moving its base of operations…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Franchise Spotlight: Red Flags For Potential Franchisees

Warning signs to look out for before taking the leap

Beware of these signs when considering a franchise concept.

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Google Wants You To Be The Perfect Human

Search giant looking to see what makes your body tick and make it better

Google’s new project, Baseline Study, wants to gather massive amounts of data on humanity in…

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Infographic: The Cost of Summer Fun Then and Now

A comparison of summer fun throughout the years

Nowadays, fun is going to cost you.

By Sheiresa Ngo

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[Part 2] Mother-Daughter Entrepreneurs Talk Publishing Business & Raising Capital

Chicago-based duo propelling advocacy with 'Paige & Paxton' books

Mother-daughter publishers, Rachel and Kelley Williams, talk for part two of their interview, on raising…

By Kevin L. Clark

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[Part 1 ] Mother-Daughter Entrepreneurs Work to Advance Youth STEM Education

Chicago-based duo propelling with 'Paige & Paxton' books

Mother-daughter duo, Rachel and Kelley Williams, talk with BlackEnterprise.com about their STEM-inspired characters — Paige…

By Kevin L. Clark

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‘Get on Up’ Actor Chadwick Boseman Talks James Brown Boss Moves

Star in biopic gets candid about his latest role and entreprenenurship

Chadwick Boseman, star of ‘Get On Up,’ talks about James Brown’s penchant for business, funky…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Congress Managed To Get Banned From Wikipedia

Editable encyclopedia has had enough of U.S. legislature’s “disruptive editing”

Wikipedia’s administrators have had enough of Congress’ erroneous edits, and has issued a temporary ban…

By Patrick Austin

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Super Rich: 10 Most Wealthy Comic Book Characters

Just a few of the most balltastic superheroes ever

With the 2014 San Diego Comic Con in full swing, we take a look at…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Meet The CEO Who Helped Reshape Atlanta’s Skyline

A.G. Gaston Award winner Herman Russell reshaped the city of Atlanta

BE spoke with Russell, who authored “Building Atlanta: How I Broke through Segregation to Launch…

By Alan Hughes

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Cool Jobs: Comic Illustrator Talks Art and Race in the World of Superheroes

Afua Richardson brings her life's experiences to each stroke of the pen

Afua Richardson is one of the talents of color making a name for herself in…

By Alan Hughes

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Cissy Houston on Whitney’s Lifetime Movie: ‘Please Let Her Rest’

Mother of music icon concerned about depiction of legacy

Cissy Houston is expressing her disappointment in the making of her daughter, Whitney Houston’s biopic…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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More Boss Moves: Floyd Mayweather a Licensed Promoter in Nevada

Undefeated boxer already has licenses in Washington and New York

Floyd Mayweather, already a boxing promoter in Washington and New York, is now a boxing…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Celebrity Real Estate: 8 Entertainers Who Put Lavish Homes on the Market

These industry leaders take both wins and losses

Check out this list of top celebrities who put their homes on the real estate…

By Courtney Connley

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Sociologists Analyze Homeowner Attrition

Exploitative lending is partly to blame

For many, the American Dream involves becoming a homeowner.

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Survey: Women and Millennials Don’t Get Full Retirement Match

Group doesn't contribute enough to qualify for an employer match

Not contributing enough to receive the match is basically leaving money on the table.

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Small Business Spotlight: Anthony Thurston Taking Flight with Social Innovation

'I’m glad to say that there’s been a recent resurgence in the African American community to frequent African American businesses'

Antony Thurston, CEO of Dream Flights International, talks social innovation, his rise in the aviation…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Business of Beauty: How to Break Into Booming Hair Extensions Market

Indique's Ericka Dotson details journey to success

Ericka Dotson discusses her entrepreneurial journey building the Indique Hair empire.

By Candace Mitchell

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FUBU Launches “Natural Style by FUBU” Hair Care Line

FUBU continues its legacy by adding its own hair care line

Natural Style by FUBU seeks to promote healthy African-American hair, whether natural or relaxed.

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7 SAVINGS ACCOUNT QUESTIONS  	1. Does this account fit my banking habits?  	Just like with a checking account you have to ask yourself (and the prospective bank) similar questions: Do you prefer meeting face-to-face with a teller or quick transactions online? How often do you tap into your savings, if at all? Do you prefer setting up automatic withdrawals or managing your account with a passbook? Your personal preference(s) play a major part in selecting a bank.

Infographic: Savvy Tips on How to Allocate Investment Assets

Take time to assess your portfolio at least every quarter

As you get closer to retirement, you should have less invested in equities.

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Can 19-Year-Old Keven Stonewall Cure Colon Cancer?

High school senior from Chicago dedicated to becoming a scientist

Chicago’s own Keven Stonewall is breaking through in the world of science, as he is…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Industry Leaders in Business and Entertainment to be Honored at F.A.C.E List Awards

Model Alek Wek and Afrobeat pioneer Femi Kuti among honorees for weekend event

African diaspora leaders in industries including entertainment and business will be honored at the 2014…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Apple’s Wearable Device Could Be Called iTime

Now that the company has smartwatch patents, is it ready to launch?

Patents granted to Apple on Tuesday could provide details about the company’s upcoming iTime smartwatch.

By Patrick Austin

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Error in FAFSA Form May Affect Financial Aid Offers

Approximately 200,000 students were affected

Some schools began to see many applicants with unusual salaries on FAFSA.

By Sheiresa Ngo

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6 Tips to Launch a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

Strategy to get alternate sources of capital

Check out this strategy to get alternate sources of capital

By Chanel Martin

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5 Common Mistakes Young Entreprenuers Make And How To Avoid Them

Here’s what you can learn from other entrepreneurs’ rookie missteps

These are common mistakes and here’s how to avoid them.

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‘The Best Man Wedding’ to Hit Theaters in 2016

Third installment of Best Man series gets release date

Malcolm D. Lee set to release “The Best Man Wedding” on April 16, 2016

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NAACP Partners With Dunkin’ Donuts

New initiative to increase the number of African-American owned franchise

Franchising continues to be an integral part of the American economy with more people of…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Small Business Spotlight: New Startup Promising to ‘Change Lives’ in Men’s Skincare

Houston-based Shavewise adds new ammunition in battle to end rampant skin problem

Houston-based Shavewise is a new startup promising instant results for people with razor bumps.

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Young Man Uses Vine to Blasts Store Employees Following Him

User showcases his 'shopping while black' experience

Vine user, Rashid Polo, uses the social media video app to blasts employees following him…

By Courtney Connley

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Life-Savers: 5 Tax Facts for Home Sellers

Here are a few pointers from the IRS

If you’re selling your home, you’ll want to take heed to these tax facts from…

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NYC Approves Apartment Building With ‘Poor Door’

Is this a step forward for solving income inequality?

It’s no secret that New York City has an inequality problem. As more and more…

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President Obama Bans LGBT Discrimination, No Religious Exemption

In many workplaces simply being LGBT is still a fireable offense

There are 29 states that have no laws to protect gay, lesbian, or bisexual employees…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Anniversary of the Moon Walk: 10 African American Space Pioneers

Astronauts of color who broke barriers to explore the unknown

During this month 45 years ago, the U.S. set foot on the moon. In commemoration…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Derek Jeter Turns Attention To Life After Retirement

Yankees shortstop taking talents into business world

As retirement looms, Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is taking talents into business world.

By Richard Spiropoulos

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HIV Research: Temple University Team Successfully Eliminates Virus from Human Cells

The latest research is one step closer to finding a cure for AIDS

A team of Temple University School of Medicine researchers have successfully designed a way to…

By Courtney Connley

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Donald Sterling and Shelly Sterling will go to court

Donald Sterling Meets With Steve Ballmer

Former Clippers owner considering his options in case against his wife

After learning he may lose the case against his wife, Shelly, Donald Sterling has decided…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Red Hammer: 3 Great Reasons to Position Yourself as an Expert

How to leverage your knowledge to expand your professional brand

Don’t just be an “Average Joe” worker. Find ways to leverage your knowledge as a…

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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President Obama Announces Expansion of “My Brother’s Keeper”

Update includes educators, athletes, companies, and foundations setting commitment

President Obama announced expansion of “My Brother’s Keeper” that includes commitments from educators, athletes, companies…

By Courtney Connley

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Black Enterprise Golf and Tennis Challenge: 10 Facts About Chris Spencer

"Real Husbands of Hollywood" creator will be featured host

“Real Husbands of Hollywood” creator, Chris Spencer, will be hosting the Black Enterprise Golf and…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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John Hopkins Pays $190 Million Over Secret Gynecologist Recording

Hospital hopes settlement will bring peace to female victims

According to reports, Johns Hopkins Hospital will pay $190 million to settle a lawsuit over…

By Courtney Connley

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Carmelo Anthony Co-Founds Venture Capital Firm

Hoop star and Stuart Goldfarb start M7 Tech Partners

Carmelo Anthony has teamed up with the former CEO of Bertelsmann, Stuart Goldfarb, for M7…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Retirement? Millennials See Cash as Long-term Investment Strategy

Financial views are still affected by the economic meltdown

The youngsters are placing their trust in cash when it comes to saving for retirement.

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Infographic: Federal Versus Private Student Loans

Choose your loan type carefully

This infographic outlines the difference between Federal and private student loans.

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Consumer Alert: Malware Threat at Hotel Business Centers

Business travelers must be on guard

Houstonian Hotel suffered data breach that lasted six months between Dec. 28, 2013, and June…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Help for Overdrafts: Wells Fargo Will Stop ‘Stacking’ Checks

Latest efforts can save consumers from some fees

Wells Fargo will begin processing customers’ checks in the order they are received and stop…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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New York Councilman Robert Cornegy and Jean Alerte Award ‘Do Right, Do Good’ Scholars

The 36th District councilman and Brooklyn Swirl's CEO celebrate young minds

New York’s Mayor Bill de Blasio was on-hand with entrepreneur Jean Alerte to celebrate ‘Do…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Malcolm-Jamal Warner Will Appear on ‘Sons of Anarchy’

Actor set to appear in at least two episodes

Former Huxtable, Malcolm-Jamal Warner will appear on the motorcycle series, “Sons of Anarchy” for the…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Hotel Industry Offers Opportunities For Black Small Businesses

Performance outlook for the lodging is positive, with rising demand

The National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators, and Developers recently announced plans to boost…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Smarter Than Einstein: 11-Year-Old Scores High on IQ Test

Results prove British boy to be a genius

According to results from a Mensa test, an 11-year-old British boy has an IQ higher…

By Courtney Connley

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Mike Tyson Signs Long Term Partnership with Fiterman Sports Group

Former boxer signs a long-term exclusive autograph and marketing partnership

Mike Tyson has signed a long-term exclusive autograph and marketing partnership with Fiterman Sports Group.

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Startup Advice: 3 Easy Ways to Get Customers Now

Use these simple and tested techniques to grow your new business

How to use simple and tested techniques to grow your new business.

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Study: U.S. Millennials Waiting Longer to Buy Homes

Findings link college education and marriage to delay

A report done by online real estate firm Trulia shows that education and marriage rates…

By Courtney Connley

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Homebuilder Confidence on the Rise

Improvements in the economy have contributed to the positive outlook

The index measuring home builders’ views on current sales conditions rose four points to 57.…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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The Green Goldmine of the Legal Marijuana Industry

House Votes for Banking Access to Legal Marijuana Businesses

Latest amendment provides banking support for marijuana industry

The House of Representatives votes for banks to offer traditional banking services to legal marijuana…

By Courtney Connley

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Apple’s Newest Board Member Breaks the Mold

Sue Wagner, formerly of BlackRock, has joined Apple's board of directors

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Apple’s newest board member is adding a little diversity to its group…

By Patrick Austin

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25 #RichWhitePeopleProblems You Never Knew Existed

Trending topic picks up speed on social media

With huge U.S. wealth disparity, BlackEnterprise.com takes a look at #RichWhitePeopleProblems, a hashtag gaining popularity…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Rob Brown Settling Discrimination Suit Against Macy’s

Settlement has been reached in principle regarding alleged racial profiling

Actor Rob Brown is settling the lawsuit versus Macy’s and New York City for their…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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PS4 Outsells Xbox One As Sony Announces June NPD Results

Sony claims victory in the much ballyhooed Console War

The winner of the much ballyhooed Console Wars is the PS4, who boasts #1 sales…

By Kevin L. Clark

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#TBH: What Every Parent Needs To Know About Popular Hashtags

Hashtags can provide valuable insight and emotional red flags

Learn how to speak the language of teens on social media from dirty words to…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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ESPN Insinuates Drug Usage During Serena Williams Match

Remarks spark outrage and Change.org activism

ESPN commentators have inspired a Change.org petition after accusing tennis superstar Serena Williams of being…

By Kevin L. Clark

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On his first meeting with former South African President Nelson Mandela   "The new South Africa needs us. To be specific, if a truly, multiracial state will grow out of apartheid’s ashes, it needs contributions of African American skills and financial resources. That was the message President Mandela delivered to a gathering of prominent black American business and political leaders when he visited BLACK ENTERPRISE’s offices a year after he gained his freedom. Black America has created, sustained and grown its own businesses and sent executives to the nation’s largest corporations. South Africa needs this knowledge."

International Day: World Remembers Nelson Mandela

Black Enterprise remembers global and national treasure on first International Day since his death

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Today, July 18 marks Nelson Mandela International Day, in honor of the former…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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The Jesse Owens Story Being Made Into a Movie

The movie, Race, will feature Stephan James as Owens

The movie, Race, about the story of Olympian, Jesse Owens, starts filming next week.

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Rebranding Faux Pas: 3 Tips For Effective Logo Design

Airbnb's redesign serves as example of what not to do when rebranding

Airbnb’s newest logo, Bélo, violates a few core principles of logo design, but with a…

By Patrick Austin

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N.W.A.’s ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Casting Call Causes Controversy

Sheets with descriptions of women raise eyebrows and criticism

With the N.W.A. biopic currently filming, ‘Straight Outta Compton’ courted its first bit of controversy…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Real Talk on Accelerators: One Woman’s Small Business Journey with Google

Anie Akpe, publisher of Innov8tiv.com, details tangible pros and cons

Anie Akpe, publisher of Innov8tiv.com, details her journey participating in Google’s accelerator program.

By Janell Hazelwood

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NFL Draft draws record numbers for 2014

2015 NFL Draft: Chicago or Los Angeles Top Contenders Instead of NYC

Popularly held in the Big Apple since 1965, schedule conflicts change history

Because of scheduling conflicts with Radio City Music Hall, the 2015 draft will be held…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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10 Worst States For African Americans Without Jobs

Southern states dominate list

Take a look at the worst states, in terms of jobless benefits and other factors,…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Tupac Shakur Musical Closes After A Month

Weak ticket sales and other factors led to early demise

The rap musical “Holler If Ya Hear Me,” that pays homage to the music of …

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Kevin Durant Signs First Major Roc Nation Deal

The MVP is creating a sizable empire for himself

The 2014 NBA MVP, Kevin Durant, has signed an exclusive deal through Roc Nation to…

By Kevin L. Clark

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10 Twitter Reactions To Marvel Introducing A Black Captain America

Comic company adding diversity to its list of accomplishments

Several years and a day after turning Thor into a woman, Sam Wilson, aka Falcon,…

By Kevin L. Clark

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MTV Video Music Awards Nominations: Beyonce Leads With 8

Iggy Azalea and Eminem get seven nominations each

Beyonce leads the nominees with eight nods for this year’s MTV Video Music Awards, taking…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Brandy Becomes Honorary Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

R&B singer continues her mom's AKA legacy

R&B singer Brandy continues her mom’s legacy and becomes an honorary Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority,…

By Courtney Connley

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Consumer Tip of the Day: Watch out for Hotel Scams

Your daily money bite

Some scammers are taking advantage of unsuspecting hotel guests.

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Your stroke is just as important as the golf course you’re putting on. And for many novice and more seasoned players who want to get a hole in one, ambiance is everything. Golf is what draws golfers to the crème de la crème in courses stateside and abroad, but when they want to organize a family staycation, a getaway for two or fun business outing, it’s something a little more like the spa services or exclusive perks for being a luxury car driver that seal the deal. BlackEnterprise.com spoke to the founder and president of Golf Quests, Inc. Ty DeLavallade about today’s top golf resorts. See if your favorite made the list!

For more travel tips, destinations and best places to stay, eat and play,  visit blackenterprise.com/outofoffice

Golf 102: Playing by the Rules to Defy Business Odds on the Green

Instructor, Blogger explain the opportunities available to women who golf

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The countdown continues to the Black Enterprise…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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5 Reasons Women CEOs Are Awesome

Why companies with females at the top are winning

A recent study shows why women CEOs are impacting Fortune 1000 companies, so Black Enterprise…

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Golf and Tennis: 10 Top Fashion Picks for the Novice and Pro

Athletic pieces that will put you at the top of your game

In preparation for Black Enterprise’s Golf & Tennis Challenge, we’ve rounded up 10 stylish looks…

By Courtney Connley

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Dr. Mae Jemison and Bayer Corp. Show Support for STEM Education

Drug company awards $50,000 to New York STEM program

Bayer Corporation, with the support of Dr. Mae Jemison, awarded $50,000 to the Police Athletic…

By Courtney Connley

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Survey: More Americans Borrowing from 401K for Non-Essentials

Here's why that's not such a good idea

Survey by TIAA-CREF, titled Borrowing Against Your Future, shows some workers are getting downright…

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The 3rd Annual Champions for Choice Event for the AFC in Conjunction with The 2014 ESPY Awards

Hosts for the event were Laila Ali, Lisa Leslie, Jalen Rose and Stephen A. Smith

Several former players and celebrities came out to support The 3rd Annual Champions for Choice…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Lance Gross Travels to China with Howard’s Freshman Leadership Academy

Howard alum and actor serves as program's first global ambassador

Award-winning actor Lance Gross travels with 60 Howard University Freshman Leadership Academy students to China.

By Courtney Connley

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Women of Power

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On the Move: Jocelyn Allen to Lead GM Diversity Efforts; Chicago Defender Gets First Female Exec Editor

Both General Motors and the Chicago Defender appoint female power players to top leadership positions.

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Meet Dariany Santana, Co-Host of Women of Power TV

Model and actress Dariany Santana is one of the hosts of Women of Power TV.…

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