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Small Businesses Favor Minimum Wage Increase says National Poll

Studies Show Link Between Minimum Wage and Job Growth

Latest observation shows positive impact from pay increase

A recent observation conducted by Goldman Sachs proves that an increase in minimum wage can…

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The Sports Résumé: Developing the Perfect Job Description

Knowing how to describe your previous duties can make or break your opportunity

Learn how to separate your candidacy from the competition by composing winning job descriptions on…

By George Bowser, Jr.

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Survey: Advertisers Prefer Twitter Over Facebook

Brands to increase social media spend as part of overall marketing budget

According to Ad Age, marketers reported spending slightly more on digital and social media, but…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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10 Best Places For Young Entrepreneurs To Find Mentors

A mentor can help you avoid making crucial early business mistakes

Check out the best places for young entrepreneurs to find mentors to guide them to…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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How to Avoid an IRA Early-Withdrawal Fee

These exceptions to the rule can save you money

Generally, withdrawing funds before age 59 ½ will cause you to get slapped with a…

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Why ‘No New Friends’ May Be Blocking Your Success

The success we seek is directly related to the success of our relationships

While we may have few true friends in life, we mustn’t block potential success by…

By Pervis Taylor, III

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Essence’s 20th Anniversary Festival Largest Ever

Event surpassed last year's total of 543,000 attendees

The 20th anniversary of the Essence Festival drew more than 550,000 attendees, surpassing last year’s…

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Financial Help for Out-of-State College Students

New service created to help students qualify for in-state tuition

Some companies are making an effort to alleviate the financial burdens faced by out-of-state students.

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Fraud Protection: Stop ATM Skimmers With One Simple Move

The newest generation of skimmers can blend in with ATMs, making it impossible to notice when your card is being scanned by thieves

The latest ATM skimmers steal your card information and PIN without you noticing, but you…

By Patrick Austin

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U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle speak on importance of education in Florida

Is There An Obama Legacy Smear Campaign?

Obama's legacy is solid on paper, so why are critics punching holes in it?

With the heightened criticism via negative polls and recent gestures of disrespect, the question remains:…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Money-Making Networking Moves For Entrepreneurs

Upgrade your net worth with this strategy

If you’re a small business owner, this networking strategy is tailored for you.

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Need a Family Loan? Here’s the Right Way to Get It

New service helps simplify personal loan request process

With many startups relying on loans from family and friends, a new service helps simplify…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Two Merchandising Brand Giants Do Battle In Brazil

Nike zeroes in on Adidas' soccer market domination

As the players and coaches prepare to go to war at the World Cup, Nike…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Uber Lowers Prices to Compete with NYC Taxis

Fares are now cheaper for customers of popular transport company

The mobile car service app, Uber, has lowered its prices to offer car rides cheaper…

By Courtney Connley

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Tupac Shakur’s Legacy Hits Broadway

Hip-hop musical featuring rap icon's music and lyrics appeals to new audiences

A new Broadway play highlighting the life and works of Tupac Shakur hits theaters but…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Can You Sue Google For Ruining Your Business?

Forty-year-old Serbian Crown restaurant says yes, you can

Serbian Crown, a restaurant that once served lion’s meat, is closed, and suing Google for…

By Patrick Austin

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Report: Millennials, Minorities Lead Shift To Digital Banking

Blacks, Hispanics, young people lead growth in mobile, online banking

African Americans, Hispanics, and millennials leaders in mobile, online banking, report finds.

By Richard Spiropoulos

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10 Best #ShmoneyDance Videos Gone Viral

Next-gen Brooklyn, N.Y., rappers create viral Web sensation

Bobby Shmurda and his Brooklyn crew have created a viral sensation called the “Shmoney Dance”…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Lil Wayne Allegedly Being Sued Over Young Money Website

Rapper allegedly owes company $250,000 for the domain

Lil Wayne is reportedly facing a lawsuit after refusing to pay the remaining $250,000 for…

By Courtney Connley

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Report Finds Differences in Retirement Savings Habits

Roth IRA investors tend to be consistent savers

A recent report shows in any given year, more than three in 10 Roth IRA…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Dr. Barry Jordan Talks Merging His Love of Sports and Medicine to Practice Neurology

Interests in traumatic brain injury came through involvement with boxing and football

Dr. Barry Jordan, chief Medical Officer of the New York State Athletic Commission discusses career…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Black Enterprise Golf and Tennis Challenge: 10 Facts About Performer Jeffrey Osborne

Did you know that the singer is a favorite of President Obama?

Jeffrey Osborne will be performing at Black Enterprise’s Golf and Tennis Challenge in Palm Beach…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Caution: FTC Warns Against Pension Advances

Additional costs might not make this such a sweet deal

Many pension advances require that you sign over all or some of your monthly pension…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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New York’s WestView Newspaper Calls Obama the N-Word

Was this race baiting at its finest?

The WestView News, a community newspaper in New York, published a piece in its July…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Tyler Perry Trademarks ‘What Would Jesus Do’

Box-office mainstay scores a coup in owning the popular phrase

If Tyler Perry is planning to create a ‘What Would Jesus Do’ movie, he can…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Birthday Girl: Malia Obama Receives a Car for Sweet 16

First daughter's latest gift shows signs of new driver at the White House

Malia Obama celebrates her sweet 16 in style with a brand new car for her…

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Clemson University Hosting Program to Train Future Black Male Teachers

University works to close the diversity gap among students and teachers

With the need for more black male teachers, South Carolina’s Clemson University is working to…

By Courtney Connley

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Andre Harrell Appointed Vice Chairman Of REVOLT TV

He will helm inaugural REVOLT Music Conference in Miami this year

Andre Harrell is now vice chairman of REVOLT TV and will oversee the REVOLT Music…

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Twitter ‘Buy Button’ Appears On Website

With stocks down, can Twitter create a new source of revenue?

With stocks down, can Twitter create a new source of revenue through the advent of…

By Kevin L. Clark

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HBO to Air Beyonce Concert Series

Fox Host Calls Single Women ‘Beyonce Voters’ Who Depend on Government

Jesse Watters also adds that these are Hillary Clinton's biggest supporters

Fox News host Jesse Watters calls single women ‘Beyonce voters’ who ‘depend on the government’…

By Courtney Connley

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SBA to Provide $1.5 Million In Small Business Grants

Funding set to help disadvantaged businesses in 8(a) development program

The SBA expects to award six to 10 grants in the range of $150,000 to…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Essence Festival To Focus On Capital Access For Female Entrepreneurs

Women will compete for $25,000 and exposure to investor network

In an effort led by the National Women’s Business Council, female business owners will compete…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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15 Twitter Reactions To Bobby Brown’s BBQ Launch

If you don't know, know that the Internets don't play fair.

A whole generation regarded Bobby Brown as the King of the Stage. His late wife,…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Fourth of July: Declare Your Financial Independence

Resolve to get your finances in order once and for all

This July 4th holiday, the National Foundation for Credit Counseling is challenging consumers to seek…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Black Mt. Rushmore: What African American Leaders Are On Yours?

Who are the top leaders that would be immortalized in granite?

If there were a Black Mt. Rushmore, what African-American faces should be sculpted and chiseled…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Essence Festival Expected to Break Attendance Record

Its 20th anniversary expected to draw more than 543,000 attendees

Essence Festival’s 20th anniversary is the largest live event in the U.S. and this year…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Kendrick Lamar Sued Over ‘Section.80′ Copyright Infringement

Will a HiiiPower intervene on Kendrick Lamar's behalf?

Kendrick Lamar is facing his first bout of legal troubles, as he is being sued…

By Kevin L. Clark

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The 15 Realest #NiceGentrifier Tweets You Should See

Gloria Malone's keep-it-real trending topic has elicited strong responses

Gloria Malone’s keep-it-real #NiceGentrifier hashtag has been trending, so we’ve taken the 15 best tweets…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Target: Leave Guns at Home When Shopping, Please

Gun control groups push big-box retailer to take action

The big-box retailer, Target, has succumbed to pressure from gun control groups to urge its…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Productivity: American Businesses Take Million-Dollar Losses in World Cup Fever

Embracing sporting events during work hours may be a bad idea

Yahoo Finance reports that the World Cup has cost American businesses $682 million in labor…

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Millennial Women Must Save, Prepare for Retirement

Suzanna de Baca of Ameriprise Financial details more on women and money

It’s important to create emergency savings, pay down debt, and lay down the foundation for…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Former Tinder Dating App Exec Sued For Sexual Harassment

Co-founder says Justin Mateen forced her out of the company she helped build

Popular dating app Tinder is under fire as former employee and co-founder Whitney Wolfe says…

By Patrick Austin

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10 Things I Ignore On Twitter

Everyone has their pet peeves on Twitter. Here are just 10 of mine. Don't let me have to block you.

I love Twitter, but there are things people do that get on my last nerve.…

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#ThingsTimHowardCouldSave: 16 Awesome Twitter Memes

Is there nothing the record-breaking USA team goalie cannot save?

USA’s Tim Howard rewrote the history books with his 16 saves during their World Cup…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Tax Update for Nonprofits: IRS Introduces New 1023-EZ Form

Applying for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status just got easier

The Internal Revenue Service recently unveiled an updated, shorter application to assist small charities with…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Michael Jackson’s Estate Being Sued for Footage of his Last Interview

Company claims they legally obtained rights to footage

The estate of Michael Jackson is being sued for the rights to a 2007 video…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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#Jeremy Meeks: From Mug Shot to Modeling Contract?

Mug shot gone viral could lead to modelling contract, reality series

What a way to get discovered. Can a mug shot really land someone a lucrative…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Harlem Hot Spot: One Entrepreneur’s Story of Passion, Longevity and Diversity

Cove Lounge's Alyah Horsford-Sidberry talks passion for entrepreneurship and power of location

Harlem entrepreneur Alyah Horsford-Sidberry talks longevity in hot location and why she’s passionate about her…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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BE 100s: 5 Tips On How To Position Your Business

Holland Capital's Monica L. Walker is delivering top financial performance in a male-dominated industry

Holland Capital offers 100% equity portfolio management, mainly to institutional investors, with $4.9 billion in…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Small Business Employment Continues Improvement

Firms add 20,000 jobs in June

Small businesses added 20,000 jobs added for the month of June, according Intuit Inc. Small…

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Study: Millennial Women Face Finances and Balancing Challenges

Suzanna de Baca of Ameriprise Financial details more on women and money

Ameriprise Financial finds that millennial women have challenges managing money while Boomers are confidence in…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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3 Common Startup Mistakes And How to Avoid Them

Failure can help build a better business

Even the greatest fail along the way to success. Find out how to rebound successfully…

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So, Donald Sterling Is Indeed Mentally Fit

Neurologist says embattled owner shows signs of mild cognitive impairment (MCI)

After being examined by yet another doctor, Sterling is deemed mentally fit now

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[PHOTOS] #Freedom50: 10 Riveting Civil Rights Moments That Inspire

In commemoration of the Civil Rights Act anniversary, take a look at iconic moments of activism.

Today, July 1, marks 50 years since the enactment of the Civil Rights Act on…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Jet Magazine Launches App; Shutters Magazine

Actress Keke Palmer inaugural cover subject. What do you think?

Legendary Jet Magazine will no longer be available in print stores. No worries, the digital…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Maya Angelou Honored in ‘Because of Them We Can’ Campaign

Young girls recite "Phenomenal Woman" poem

National “Because of Them We Can” campaign is honoring the late Dr. Angelou with young…

By Courtney Connley

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Wells Fargo Survey: Female College Grads Earn Less than Men

Millennial women still feeling the effects of the gender pay gap

A Wells Fargo survey reveals female college graduates earn $20,000 less than male college graduates.

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Now more than ever, the business of fashion and sports seem to be colliding with NBA players turning post-game press conferences, draft day events and locker room arrivals into their own personal fashion shows, and trust the CEO's of the style industry are paying close attention. From being invited to some of fashion week's most exclusive shows, to teaming up with designers to expand their brand and launch their own line, we've rounded up some of today's biggest NBA players whose fashion moves are making just as much noise as their on court game skills. (Image: Instagram)

8 NBA Players Who Turned Fashion Sense Into Business Smarts

Top basketball stars who combine the businesses of sports and fashion

With more NBA players turning into style stars, we’ve rounded up a list of NBA…

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[VIDEO] Alex Gibney’s ‘Finding Fela’ Trailer Debuts Online

Nigeria's son shines bright in this new documentary.

Oscar award winning filmmaker Alex Gibney (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room) has finally…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Study: Effects of Race and College Completion on Employment

Black male college grad has same chances of getting job as white high school grad

A new study done by Young Invincibles shows the effects that race and education have…

By Courtney Connley

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Black Enterprise Publishes Rankings Of Nation’s Largest Black-Owned Businesses

42nd Annual B.E. 100s Report On Top Industrial/Service Companies, Auto Dealerships, Financial Companies and Ad Agencies

The 42nd Annual Black Enterprise 100s report on top Industrial/Service Companies, Auto Dealerships, Financial Companies…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Jay-Z & Beyoncé’s BET Awards Feature Sparks Twitter Ridicule

Some fans felt misled after the couple's appearance done via remote concert

The 2014 BET Awards closed out with a performance from Jay Z and Beyoncé, but…

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WNBA Player, Brittney Griner, Sets Blocks Record

Surpasses record previously set by Lisa Leslie and Margo Dydek

Griner sets WNBA record with 11 blocked shots

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Apple CEO Celebrates In San Francisco Pride Parade

Apple CEO Tim Cook didn't march in the parade, but he did show his #ApplePride in person, as well as on Twitter

Apple CEO Tim Cook showed his support for Apple employees during San Francisco’s Pride Parade,…

By Patrick Austin

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7 Expert Tips to Raise Startup Funds

Try these proven tips from entrepreneurs

Seven successful entrepreneurs offer advice on raising capital for your startup.

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Supreme Court: Employers Can Refuse Contraceptive Coverage

Corporations can hold religious objections to birth control

New ruling by highest U.S. court says employers can refuse healthcare coverage of contraceptives.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Franchise Spotlight: BonChon Chicken Prepares Taste Assault

Is there a market for Korean-style fried chicken in our neighborhoods?

BonChon Chicken dishes impressive helpings at International Franchise Expo in New York City.

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Twitter Reacts To Bobbi Kristina Disrespecting Angela Bassett

Whitney Houston's baby girl had harsh words for the actress

Angela Bassett will direct the ‘Whitney Houston’ docufilm, which has made the late singer’s daughter,…

By Kevin L. Clark

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10 Facts About Legendary Soul Singer Bobby Womack

Great things you may not have known about an iconic talent who will be missed

Check out unknown facts about Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer, Bobby Womack, who…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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15 Most Critically Outrageous Tweets From #BETAwards

Twitter kept jokes flowing throughout the night of high points---and mishaps

Twitter came out in full force with the most outrageous and critical insights on the…

By Kevin L. Clark

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The Sports Résumé: Is Functional or Chronological Best?

Find out the preferred format for winning employment results

Find out what resume—chronological or functional—is preferred by sports industry employers.

By George Bowser, Jr.

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Diversity: Lupita Nyong’o and Pharrell In Oscar’s New Group of Potential Voters

Academy cuts velvet rope to let younger, more diverse voices into voting club

Academy cuts velvet rope to let younger, more diverse voices into voting club.

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Report: Family Structure Impacts Financial Security

Findings: 49% of nontraditional families living paycheck to paycheck

Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America finds that 49% of nontraditional families living paycheck…

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Aaliyah Biopic: Lead Actress Drops Out

Rep says it was due to production and other issues

Zendaya, who faced criticism for being chosen of the lead role of Aaliyah in planned…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Closet Entrepreneurs: 9 Celebrities and Their Side Hustles

Their entrepreneurial spirit took them beyond cameras and into business worlds

Celebrities’ entrepreneurial spirit took them beyond the cameras and into business worlds.

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Bobby Womack Legacy: Top Music Stars He Influenced and Inspired

From Stevie Wonder to Kelly Rowland to 50 Cent, here are highlights of great music moments

In remembrance of the soul singer’s legacy, check out music greats influenced by Bobby Womack…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Bobby Womack Dies

Legendary producer inspired and wrote hits for bands including the Rolling Stones

Bobby Womack, producer and singer who wrote and originally recorded Rolling Stones’ first UK No.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Exclusive: Keke Palmer’s Television Takeover

Young star talks history-making new show, “Just Keke,” and why age ain’t nothing but a number

In an exclusive interview with BlackEnterprise.com, Keke Palmer speaks on why her new talk show…

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Walmart Establishes New Way to Find Women Entrepreneurs’ Products

Retail giant makes plans to add a distinct logo to ID female-made offerings

Walmart is making plans to add a new logo to their products that will let…

By Courtney Connley

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Ikea To Raise Company Minimum Wages In U.S.

Popular Swedish retailer is raising wages by 17%

Swedish furniture retailer is answering claims of economic inequality by raising the minimum wage level…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Motion Picture Academy Aiming for Diversity

New efforts seek to change recent numbers: 93% white and 76% male

Academy that decides Oscars has invited 271 people who do not fit typical white male…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Fraud: Fake Credit Union Operator Admits Guilt

Indianapolis resident Timothy Coughlin created several fake credit unions in an attempt to get rich…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Harvard Business Review Argues Female Entrepreneurship Isn’t Always Good

Compares the inequalities in corporate America with the risk of starting your own business

Harvard Business Review is arguing that the increase in women-owned businesses isn’t necessarily a good…

By Courtney Connley

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Pregnant Olympian Alysia Montano Completes Race

Athlete ran 800-meter race just six weeks away from her due date

A pregnant Alysia Montano clocked 2 minutes, 32.13 seconds to finish last at the U.S.…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Amazon’s Drone Delivery Dreams Are Grounded

FAA bans commercial use, but recreational still allowed

Amazon's Prime Air service would deliver small packages to consumers via drone, hopefully while avoiding…

By Patrick Austin

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Top 8 NBA Free Agents: What’s Next For Them?

Check out one watcher's predictions of where they should go---or stay

NBA free agency will commence July 1st. Who are the top choices and where will…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Get Paid: Swap Your MacBook Air For A Surface Pro 3

Make the trade and you’ll receive up to $650 off your purchase of a Surface Pro 3

Microsoft is slashing up to $650 off its brand new Surface Pro 3 tablet, as…

By Patrick Austin

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Dismal 2%: Tech Diversity Reports Abysmal For Blacks

At companies like Google, Facebook, and Yahoo!, black professionals scarce

Facebook and Yahoo! have released reports detailing the diversity in their respective companies. Only 2%…

By Patrick Austin

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Google Making Phones Affordable For Developing Countries

Android One will adhere to Google's standards and broaden access

Android One phones will adhere to Google’s standards, and get people around the world on…

By Patrick Austin

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Frank Ocean Fires Team As He Prepares His Next Album

ID PR contracted as new publicity agency

Odd Future artist Frank Ocean has fired his management and publicity team.

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Scale is King: Top Lessons From Nation’s Largest Black Businesses

How CEOs of Black Enterprise's BE 100s have remodeled firms for expansion

What will boost your business’ bottom line? Learn from the top black-owned businesses in the…

By Derek T. Dingle

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‘Rise Up’ Dazzles at ABFF North American Premier

Wyclef Jean and Mickey Rourke star in film highlighting corruption in oil-rich Niger Delta

Film at the America Black Film Festival puts Nigeria’s oil corruption under microscope.

By Richard Spiropoulos

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[VIDEO] Man In Blackface Impersonates Kanye In Front Of Kim Kardashian

KimYe has dealt with haters for a while, but blackface is a new one

A recent clip shows just how Kanye West’s then-girlfriend, Kim Kardashian, was offended by a…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Maryland Elections: Anthony Brown Closer To Becoming First Black Governor

Lt. governor wins 'ugliest' democratic gubernatorial primary

Anthony Brown wins Democratic gubernatorial primary and will run against Larry Hogan in November for…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Match for Match: Get a 529 Plan Boost

Give your 529 Savings Plan a much-needed increase with these tips.

By Emerald S. Morrow

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NFL Removes Cap on Concussion Damages for Players

Revised agreement provides wide range of benefits to retired NFL players and families

The agreement also states that the NFL will set aside $10 million for education on…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Top 21 Worst States for Minority-Owned Businesses

Iowa comes in as the worst state for minority entrepreneurs

Data from the SBA’s Office of Advocacy and Bloomberg Businessweek show the worst states offering…

By Courtney Connley

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Top 10 Slowest Housing Markets in the U.S.

Richmond, Va., and Hartford, Conn., hold leading spots

According to a recent study by real estate website Trulia, the top 10 slowest U.S.…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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NASFAA Offers Education Tax Benefit Guide

Resources seek to help families afford college costs

The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) has resources that could help families…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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SBA Announces Plans to Expand Post-Military Entrepreneurship Training

Working to help all veterans---not just transitioning troops---start businesses

SBA plans to expand its post-military entrepreneurship training to help all veterans.

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NBA Gets A+ For Racial Hiring Practices

League gets outstanding marks for gender hiring as well

The 2014 National Basketball Association Racial and Gender Report Card (RGRC) reflect high scores for…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Tech Disruptors for Good: Goodie Hack Aims to Transform Communities Worldwide

Entrepreneurs, designers, developers and marketers, gather to help local organizations

Atlanta-based social good hackathon provides support to local organizations and breeds a new wave of…

By Candace Mitchell

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ESPN Will Have Bitcoin-Sponsored Football

Post-season NCAA game will be sponsored by a U.S. bitcoin payment startup

ESPN’s NCAA football game in St. Petersburg will be sponsored by startup Bitpay, making it…

By Patrick Austin

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Conflict Management: How To Have Difficult Conversations

It is better to address issues as they arise sooner than later

Quick tips and insights on resolving conflicts and having difficult conversations.

By Pervis Taylor, III

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Colin Powell Speaks: Mentoring, Reality TV & ‘Baby Mama’ Concept

Leader offers parents alternatives and insights on promoting excellence among young black men

Colin Powell talks the importance of mentoring young men of color and the need to…

By Courtney Connley

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Small Biz Spotlight: Google Gets Into Domain Name Game

Search engine giant taking on GoDaddy and other Web-hosting companies

Google, which has launched Google Domains, says 55% of small businesses still don’t have their…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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The 2014 Full List: American Black Film Festival Awards Winners

Standouts include Kevin Hart, Spike Lee, Niecy Nash, and Tatyana Ali

At the 2014 American Black Film Festival, standouts included Morris Chestnut, Kevin Hart, Spike Lee,…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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WNBA Celebrates With Pride

League launches initiative and national marketing campaign to support LGBT community

This season marks the 18th year of play for the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). In an effort…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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How Your Personal Credit Score Affects Small Business Lending

Alternative solutions for getting a loan or line of credit

Unlike the CEOs of major public companies, whose personal financial situation has little effect on…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Malacka Reed: Makeup and Motivation

Author says, 'I can change a person’s day and emotion from feeling insecure to doing a makeover'

“I have been through hell and found my way to the light and out of…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Will Donald Sterling Suit Affect Clippers Sale? Maybe Not

LA Superior Court probate: 'I could do this trial in five minutes — it's a checklist,'

Los Angeles Superior Court probate Judge Michael Levanas made no decision in the 45-minute court…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Report: One in Four Consumers Has No Emergency Savings

Are you financially ready for a rainy day?

A recent report by Bankrate.com finds that one in four consumers have no emergency savings.

By Sheiresa Ngo

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10 States with Most Student Loan Debt

Georgia, Maryland and D.C. top the list

Check out the top states that have the most federal student loan debt.

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Polls Open in Maryland As Brown Pushes To Be First Black Governor

Democratic primary battle is being called costliest and ugliest in state history

Voters hit the polls in Maryland to decide party primaries.

By Richard Spiropoulos

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6 Ways To Land A Partnership With A Major Corporation

The right deal could jettison your company

Try this strategy to get partnerships for your business and boost success.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Microsoft Doubles Cloud Storage, Slashes Prices To Match Google

A terabyte of storage for seven bucks is just what Microsoft needs to become the go-to cloud service

Microsoft’s OneDrive cloud service will soon offer 15GB of free cloud storage, and increase Office…

By Patrick Austin

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UNCF President Responds to Koch Donation Critics and Talks Young Entrepreneurship

Dr. Lomax elaborates on the impact the Koch Brother's donation will have on HBCU students

UNCF President Dr. Lomax responds to Koch donation critics and talks the importance of creating…

By Courtney Connley

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White House: 9 Critical Facts About American Families And Work

To increase economic growth bring more men, women into labor force

A new report by the president’s council of economic advisers lays out nine critical facts…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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‘Think Like A Man Too’ Big Business At ABFF and Box Office

Photo highlights from the 2014 American Black Film Festival

Photo highlights from the 2014 American Black Film Festival

By Derek T. Dingle

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Cast of Spike Lee’s ‘Da Sweet Blood of Jesus’ Weigh in on the Film at ABFF In New York

Spike Lee, cast and crew discuss film, ABFF and Kickstarter funding

Spike Lee, cast and crew discuss movie, ABFF and Kickstarter funding for ‘Da Sweet Blood…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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USA vs. Portugal: ESPN’s Highest-Rated World Cup Match

Match beats 7.0 rating for US initial World Cup run against Ghana

The US team nearly won when they were up 2-1 with under 30 seconds left…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Jeff Friday Announces Foundation Support For Black Artists At ABFF Cadillac Event

Our films really matter and are part of the mainstream

Tonya Lewis Lee, Jeff Friday, and actor Eriq La Salle discuss the changing landscape of…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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[RECAP] Black Enterprise Previews Walmart’s 2014 Holiday Season

Check out what's hot in product offerings for the big-box store

Black Enterprise was welcomed by America’s largest retail store to preview Walmart’s upcoming 2014 holiday…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Baltimore African American Festival: Day Two Highlights

More empowerment and entertainment as Brandy closed out with a bang

Day two of the African American Festival in Baltimore, Maryland continued with more food, fun…

By Janell Hazelwood

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[PHOTOS] Baltimore African American Festival: Day One

Check out the action at the Baltimore African American Festival

Check out the action during the first day of the Baltimore African American Festival.

By Patrick Austin

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Franchise Spotlight: Shaq, Mr. October Endorse Original SoupMan Food truck

Seven reasons the food truck franchise concept has potential

Seven reasons the food truck franchise concept has potential.

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The Fall Experimental Football League to Debut in October

New league hopes to be a developmental one for NFL

The FXFL will field teams are in the New York and Boston areas, Austin, Texas,…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Ava DuVernay’s ‘Selma’ Biopic To Be Released Christmas 2014

David Oyelowo stars as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

David Oyelowo stars as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in a biopic directed by Ava…

By Kevin L. Clark

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10 Video Game Podcasts You Should Know About

A must-read list for any professed gamer.

Check out these names and voices for the coolest video game podcasts.

By Kevin L. Clark

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Franchise Spotlight: Is “Fastsigns” Banner Year A Sign Of The Times?

Six reasons franchise concept has successful proven track record

Six reasons the franchise concept has successful proven track record.

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Laz Alonzo Talks Career Journey and Power of Working for Free

Actor talks Wall Street and sacrificing to pursue passion for acting

On the second day of the Baltimore African American Festival, Laz Alonzo talks with Kwame…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Day Two of the Baltimore African American Festival Begins

More fun, more empowerment and more entertainment for a sunny event

The Baltimore African American Festival continues today with more empowerment, more fun and more concerts.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Because of You: A Conversation with Phylicia and Condola Rashad at ABFF

Star Jones led discussion on motherhood and career choices with TV royalty

The 18th American Black Film Festival presented “Because of You,” a conversation with Phylicia &…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Hollywood’s Leading Men Talk the Influence of Black Males in Media at ABFF

Actors Morris Chestnut, Omari Hardwick and Stephen Bishop talk black men in Hollywood

Actors Morris Chestnut, Omari Hardwick and Stephen Bishop talk black men in Hollywood at ABFF’s…

By Courtney Connley

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African American Festival: Young Military Serviceman Wins Elevator Pitch Contest

Anthony Dale, founder of Social Impact Collective, comes out the victor

At the Baltimore African American Festival, entrepreneurs participated in elevator pitch contest, with judges including…

By Janell Hazelwood

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African American Festival: Business Star Kwame Jackson Talks Black Male Leadership

"Apprentice" alumnus and entrepreneur details how to get past 'no' for the win

At the Baltimore African American Festival, BlackEnterprise.com talked with featured guest Kwame Jackson on black…

By Janell Hazelwood

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African American Festival Kicks Off With Empowerment

Crowds gather for inspiration, excitement and family fun

On June 21, 2014, the African American Festival in Baltimore kicked off with vendors, giveaways…

By Janell Hazelwood

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The Newest Business Model? Pay $26.99 For $20

Washboard offers mail-order quarters for laundry

Washboard is a laundry-based startup with an interesting, confusing twist. It will send you $20…

By Patrick Austin

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5 Good Reasons to Axe a Credit Card Account

Sometimes it's alright to go against the grain

Most credit experts say it’s not a good idea to close a credit account, but…

By Leslie E. Royal

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Think Like A Man’s Will Packer: 5 Keys To Success

Hollywood power player details what it takes to win

Hollywood hitmaker Will Packer, who has grossed more than $598 million worldwide, at the box…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Is Apple Preparing Multiple iWatch Models?

With sensors everywhere, it's hard to say what the wearable device won't track

Apple’s iWatch could debut with multiple sizes or styles and hit the market as soon…

By Patrick Austin

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Yo, This ‘Yo’ App Just Got $1 Million In Funding

You've got SnapChat for video, WhatsApp for texting, and now Yo for ... saying, "Yo."

Yo does one thing and one thing only. Say “Yo.” But it’s tearing up the…

By Patrick Austin

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Career v. Relationship: Watch an Exclusive Clip of Bravo’s ‘Married to Medicine’

Catch a sneak peek of this weekend's episode debate on careers and relationships

Watch an exclusive clip of Sunday’s ‘Married to Medicine’ episode where a heated debate ensues…

By Courtney Connley

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NY Student Becomes School’s First African American Valedictorian

Young scholar plans to attend Harvard in the fall on a full scholarship

Queens, N.Y., student Shanelle Davis makes history at her school as the first African American…

By Courtney Connley

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‘Central Park Five’ Settle With New York City For $40 Million

"Money won't get these guys their years back," says Rev. Al Sharpton.

The five black and Latino men known as the ‘Central Park Five’ have been exonerated…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Everything is big in Texas, including spending. Austin locals record an average monthly spending of $213 on clothes, shoes and other fashion-related wear.

Report: Black Business Owners in Texas Face Challenges

Business report shows significant barriers to growth and profitability

Business report shows significant barriers to growth and profitability for Texas small business owners.

By Richard Spiropoulos

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New Study: Banks Making It Easier for Small Businesses to Get Loans

Banks lending more loans with lower interest rates

With most small businesses being healthier than they were during the recession, banks are making…

By Courtney Connley

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Dame Dash and Cam’ron to Open New Restaurant in New York

Harlem entrepreneurs collaborate on venture

Dame Dash took to his Instagram to reveal details of the new restaurant that he…

By Courtney Connley

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T-Mobile’s Free Music Streaming Service Is Bad News For Net Neutrality

CEO John Legere's aggressive move could set the Web down a dangerous path

T-Mobile’s John Legere announced Rhapsody unRadio, a free music streaming app for T-Mobile customers.

By Patrick Austin

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2014 International Franchise Expo Kicks Off In NYC

Host of three-day event says, this year, it may be the biggest franchise expo in the world.

Host of three-day event says, this year, it may be the biggest franchise expo in…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Cool Jobs: Television Executive Micheline Bowman Balances Career and Side Hustle

Fox News’ Micheline Bowman has more than 15 years experience in television and has a…

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Women of Power: 10 Black Industry Leaders in Television and Film

Though the representation of women of color on TV and in film is still lagging…

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