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Usher to Headline 11th Annual Jazz in the Gardens Event

The R&B star will be joined by Kool & the Gang, Brian Culbertson and more

The 11th Annual Jazz in the Gardens returns where tens of thousands converge for the…

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[RECAP] WBLS Hosts ‘Christmas In The City’ With Patti LaBelle, Tyrese, New Edition, and Monica

This Christmas concert was the ultimate way to start off your holiday celebrations

In a word, the show was spectacular. Featuring full-scale performances from each of the…

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Report: Number of Female Billionaires Outpacing Men

Majority based in U.S. and Europe but Asia has a growing presence

Eighty percent of the world’s female billionaires are based in the U.S. and Europe, but…

By Janell Hazelwood

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All They Want For Christmas Is You

There's nothing like the gift of your undivided attention

Don’t give in to the mad rush and pressure. This Christmas, help your pocketbook and…

By Robin White Goode

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Just In Time For the Holidays: ‘Black Card Revoked’

Now you can test your 'black knowledge' in a new game

It’s happened to us all. You’ve been in a room of your peers, and divulge…

By Kimberly Wilson

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Startup Company Selling Bottled Air to China

Last week, schools were shut down in Beijing due to a “red alert” from poor air quality

Canadian startup company Vitality Air believes it has found the solution for the severe smog…

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[WATCH] Icons Connect: Kobe Bryant Meets 1st Black Player for Minneapolis Lakers

Bob Williams, an NBA player in the '50s, shares memories and love for the franchise

Recently, Bob Williams got to meet one of the greatest athletes of all time who…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Sakinah Ibrahim Talks Being Nominated For an NAACP Image Award

2016 NAACP Image Award nominee talks empowering the African diaspora youth through the Arts

2015 NAACP image award recipient talks empowering African diaspora youth through the Arts.

By Kandia Johnson

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3 Investment Gifts For Kids That Cost As Little As $20

Give the gift that keeps on giving this holiday season

While there is nothing wrong with giving cold hard cash, a few minutes of your…

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Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl Features HBCU Tradition, Legacy, and Pageantry

The inaugural event will crown an HBCU gridiron champion when Alcorn State University faces North Carolina A&T State University

The inaugural Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl is a new Historically Black College and Universities…

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: N.W.A. and Chicago Among Inductees

Subjects of "Straight Outta Compton" finally land honor after five considerations

More than 800 members of the Hall’s voting committee, which includes artists, historians, and music…

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International Migrants Day: 13 Quick Facts on the State of Black Immigrants in the U.S.

A snapshot of their presence and economic impact

Today mark’s International Migrants Day, shedding light on issues impacting refugees and immigrants around the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women of Power: Build Your Team, Build Your Dream

Tips for building a team that will go to battle for you

Having a solid, functional, and balanced team in the workplace is not only a requirement…

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8 Ways to Save On the Cost of Your Holiday Road Trip

Driving instead of flying this holiday season? Here's how to save even more money.

To celebrate the season, many families will be driving long distances to spend time with…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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Star Wars: 7 Black Characters You Should Know

These actors/actresses added to the magic and mystique of Star Wars

Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released in theaters on Dec. 18. Check out these…

By Cristie Leondis

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Glam University and Rolling Out Magazine Present “I Am Girl Power” Film

Film shares stories of "Girl Power" from successful businesswomen

The film opened with a chilling recounting of Peterson’s life, from working in the adult…

By Chanel Martin

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Catching Up With the Black Tony Stark

Some call him the black Tony Stark. Catching up with innovator and inventor, Kerry Harris.

Sailor, officer, Navy pilot and inventor…Kerry Harris, founder and CEO of Angel 7 Industries, shares…

By Samara Lynn

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5 Career Lessons From Star Wars

These lessons apply today as well as a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away

The force has a dark side, evidenced in the infamous Darth Vader. Instead of using…

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HBCUs Are Still The Solution

Historically black colleges do a lot more with a lot less

Publisher and Chairman Earl G. Graves Sr. states unequivocally that historically black colleges are still…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Automotive Industry Celebrates Diversity

The first Diversity Volume Leadership Awards are coming up in January

The National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers (NAMAD) and IHS Automotive just announced the nominees…

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Women of Power: What’s Your Body Saying?

Avis Jones-DeWeever Ph.D., Sheila Coates, and Renau Daniels discuss the unsaid things you may be saying.

Often times subtleties like where your eyes are focused when speaking to a client, or…

By Safon Floyd

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Buzz and his friends, the Pixel Pals, teach kids the fundamentals of electronic design with the Buzz’s Brain Blast kits. From soldering circuitry to programming, kids are taught complex concepts in fun and interactive ways. The basic kit is priced at $25 and an add-on, which teaches the basics of robotics, is available for another $20. The kits work with Raspberry Pi, Arduino, and Brain Board systems.

10 STEM Gifts for Kids

Holiday gifts that teach STEM skills

Here are some holiday gifts for nurturing and encouraging STEM skills.

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Beverly Bond Announces the 2016 Launch of Black Girls Rock Africa

Celebrity DJ and philanthropist is set to launch Black Girls Rock! platform in Africa

From a star-studded annual awards show and Black Girls Rock! Think Tank for research, policy,…

By Kandia Johnson

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5 Conferences for Entrepreneurs in 2016

Register for these upcoming events and find new ways to grow your business

Looking for some new ways to grow your business? Check out a few upcoming conferences…

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U.S. High School Graduation Rate Hits New Record High

Gaps continue to narrow for underserved students

The U.S. high school graduation rate has set a new record for the fourth year…

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Where to Eat in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Food in the Virgin Islands ranges from casual "food shacks" to elegant, high-end restaurants. And the best part about it, is that no what you choose – you can’t go wrong!

It’s no secret that the Caribbean is known for some of the best food in…

By Kimberly Wilson

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Tracey Norman: First Black Transgender Model Was Face of Clairol in the 1970s

The former model finally reveals the truth

Tracey Norman reveals what it was like to be a black model in the ’70s…

By Cristie Leondis

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[WATCH] 2016 Grammys: LL Cool J Back as Next Year’s Host

This is the hip-hop icon's fifth appearance leading the show

LL Cool J will be returning to the 2016 Grammy awards ceremony as host.

By Janell Hazelwood

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‘The Passion’: Tyler Perry Hosting TV Musical About Jesus

Fox greenlights deal for two-hour event set to coincide with Palm Sunday 2016

Fox has ordered a two-hour live musical event hosted and narrated by Tyler Perry called…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Hot Lip Bling? Tom Ford’s ‘Drake’ Lipstick Shade Sells Out Within Minutes

Shade going for up to $118 on eBay

Drake’s Tom Ford lip hue has sold at luxury brand’s boutiques and online and is…

By Janell Hazelwood

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What Rate Hike Means for Mortgages, Credit Card Debt, and Stocks

Fed raises interest rates for first time since 2006

“The cumulative effect of a series of interest rate hikes over the next couple of…

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Opening Doors of Opportunity: A Better Chance Virtually Speaking

YouTube series explores how diverse students can succeed

A Better Chance begins on YouTube a conversation series called Virtually Speaking, which explores how…

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Marine Corps Authorizes Lock and Twist Hairstyles For Women

“For some, this change is culturally liberating, has financial benefits, and is simply convenient” said Sgt. Cherie Wright

Marine Corps Uniform board 215 recently authorized additional options for wear in uniform for women,…

By Cristie Leondis

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How to Bump Up Your Internet Speed

Your cable modem may be the cause of the slow connection

One of the biggest causes of slow Internet for cable broadband is an outdated cable…

By Samara Lynn

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[BE Education Package] Study, Intern, Work Overseas—Yes, You!

Diversity Abroad can show you how

Looking for opportunities to study, intern, or work overseas? Then explore the website of Diversity…

By Robin White Goode

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[RECAP] Black Enterprise Candidate Watch – Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015

Political news curated for our audience

Check out the BE Candidate Watch on Periscope, every Wednesday morning at 10:30AM EST. You’ll…

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Young & Disrupting: Okayafrica CEO Talks Journey From Wall Street to Emerging Culture Brand

Abiola Oke is taking corporate savvy to expand footprint of the continent

Abiola Oke, CEO of Okayafrica, is among young business leaders beginning journeys to disrupt the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Study Confirms How Most Small Businesses Use Cloud Computing

Small businesses eagerly embrace cloud backup solutions

In a nutshell, cloud computing is the access to a variety of computing resources, including…

By Samara Lynn

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Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia References Theory That Doesn’t Hold Water

Attend the most competitive school you can, evidence says

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia during Fisher v. Texas referenced the discredited mismatch theory that…

By Robin White Goode

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Goodway Bakery’s Sweet Success for School

What started as a Christian school fundraiser turned into a business success

Goodway Bakery expands its online presence and opens another non-profit school through the wild success…

By Samara Lynn

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2016 ABFF Honors: Actress, Singer, and Author Diahann Carroll to Receive Hollywood Legacy Award

Inaugural award goes to legendary star whose career spans over 60 years

As the first recipient of this award, ABFF Honors will shine a light on Carroll’s…

By Kali Wilder

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Felicidades! Afro-Mexicans Now Recognized in Country’s Census

Activists: Effort is small yet vital win in fight against discrimination and neglect

Afro-Mexicans are now rejoicing in a win that offers a bit of relief in their…

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[WATCH] Heckling Leads to Scuffle at Trump Rally in Vegas

Protesters voice opinions and are escorted out to shouts that include Nazi-era salute

Donald Trump held a rally in Las Vegas on Monday, the eve of the last…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Top Companies for Black Professionals

See why these companies made our best in diversity list

Recently, the job and recruiting website Glassdoor released their list of the ’50 Best Places…

By Courtney Connley

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Mega-Stars Light Up Miami for 2016 Funk Fest

Offering an all-star line-up of favorites featuring old- and new-school hits

Hosted at Miramar Reginal Park, January 1st, 2016, 2-11pm, the Miami Funk Fest will prove…

By Safon Floyd

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Is Your Internet Slow? Complain to the Attorney General

Attorney General Schneiderman wants New Yorkers to get the Internet speed they're paying for

Did you ever wonder if the Internet speed you are paying for is the speed…

By Samara Lynn

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[WATCH] BE’s Stacey Tisdale Talks Keeping Spending and Emotions in Check on ABC’s ‘Here and Now’

Protecting your budget from the holiday urge to splurge

‘Tis the season when even the best budgeters have a hard time staying on track,…

By Stacey Tisdale

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[BE Education Package] My Experience Abroad: London, England, UK

Howard alum Amber Cuff spent a semester in London

London is a wonderful city, even better than I thought it would be. It is…

By Sonja Mack

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3 Ways to Invest $1,000

If you think investing is for the rich, think again

A survey by Prudential Research called The African American Financial Experience finds that one of…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Young Trailblazers Create Empowerment Movement For Entrepreneurs

Atlanta-based empowerment movement creates series of events for current and aspiring entrepreneurs

Atlanta-based empowerment movement creates series of events for current and aspiring entrepreneurs.

By Kandia Johnson

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Advancement Can Only Be Achieved Through Opportunity

Corporations must stop giving lip service only to diversity

How can it be that African Americans hold only 3.2% of all senior management positions?…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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6 Etiquette Tips For the Office Holiday Party

What not to do at the office holiday party

Most of us try to make the most of our office holiday party. There’s food,…

By Kandia Johnson

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Lifestyle Luxury Holiday Gift Guide

Check out these eight items that should be on your radar this year

Not sure what to get your husband, wife, co-worker or friend for the holidays this…

By Cristie Leondis

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[Watch] Black Travel Experts Partner With Toyota For Inspiring Video Series

Toyota storytelling campaign features tips from black travel experts

Black travel experts—award-winning filmmaker and television producer Nelson George; Zim Ugochukwu, CEO of Travel Noire;…

By Kandia Johnson

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‘Shots Fired’: Sanaa Lathan to Star in Gina Prince-Bythewood TV Project

Fox network series focuses on racially charged police shootings; 'Empire' producer on board

Sanaa Lathan will star in “Shots Fired,” a Gina Prince-Bythewood directed project that has been…

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Steve Harvey Hosting Miss Universe Pageant: Will People Forget Trump Scandal?

After messy scandal and sale, new owners of organization find new TV partner in Fox

teve Harvey, arguably the hardest working man in show biz, has now added another iconic…

By Janell Hazelwood

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[WATCH] Has Hip-Hop Saved Alexander Hamilton’s Face Time On the $10 Bill?

Treasury delays decision to change face on the $10 bill

“All I knew about him was what you learn in the history classes; that he…

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Serena Williams Is Sports Illustrated’s 2015 Sportsperson of the Year

The 34-year-old is the first female athlete to be honored with the title since 1983

Serena Williams was recently named the Sportsperson of the Year by Sports Illustrated, a coveted…

By Cristie Leondis

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Bill Cosby Countersues For Defamation of Character

The comedian makes an effort to clear his name

“Mr. Cosby states plainly that he neither drugged no sexually assaulted the defendants and that…

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Sisters Create Cross-Cultural Organization Connecting U.S. and African Youth

Founders of Focal Point Global talks empowering youth in underserved areas around the world

Founders of Focal Point Global talks empowering youth in underserved areas around the world.

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[BE Education Package] Despite Paris, It’s Still Important to Study Abroad

Less than 10% of American students pursue international education

Only 9% of American students study abroad during their college years—of those, 75% are white;…

By Robin White Goode

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The Common Black College Application: What You Need to Know

The CBCA reduces expenses and makes it easy to apply to HBCUs

The Common Black College Application can be used by students to apply to several historically…

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Airbnb, Hubspot and Facebook Announced As Best Places to Work in 2016

Check out what makes these companies so great

Ready to jump ship? If so, the timing couldn’t be better to check out Glassdoor’s…

By Kandia Johnson

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5 Questions Newlyweds Should Answer About Their Finances

How to make going from "my money" to "our money" a little easier

When you were single, you were afforded the luxury of your own spending habits, saving…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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Attention Walmart Shoppers: Introducing Walmart Pay

Walmart throws down gauntlet in digital wallet competition

Walmart just launched its own mobile payment solution, Walmart Pay. With the launch, Walmart is…

By Samara Lynn

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Laquan McDonald and What My Dying Father Told Me About the Chicago Police

The tragedy of the blue wall of silence

My daddy was born and raised near Money, Mississippi, and was a teenager himself in…

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Recap #BEBizChat: 10 Lessons We Learned From Master Brand Coach Jai Stone

Master brand coach shares branding and social media tips and tricks for small business owners

On Friday, December 11, Jai Stone, a Master Brand Coach and Founder of Emotional Nudity,…

By Kandia Johnson

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Nearly Half of American Renters Are Struggling to Pay Their Rent

Study illustrates hardships of stagnant incomes and rising rents for all groups

The study points out that the supply of rental housing has increased, but demand has…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Former Police Officer Sentenced to Over 260 Years For Raping Black Women

Daniel Holtzclaw found guilty on 18 out of 36 counts of sexual battery, rape and other offenses

A jury found former Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw guilty Thursday of some of…

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Charles Barkley Calls CNN the ‘Fox News for the Republicans’ and Slams Donald Trump

Barkley says CNN has done an "awful job" with covering election

During a TNT halftime report, former NBA player Charles Barkley gave his thoughts about Donald…

By Courtney Connley

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Harvard Study Reveals AirBnB Hosts More Likely to Reject Black Guests

Another instance of discrimination in travel

In an experiment involving over 6,000 Airbnb listings, researchers sent rental inquiries using two sets…

By Samara Lynn

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Got Computer Science? You Should

Computer Science Education Week is Dec. 7 – 13

BlackEnterprise.com sat down with Jeffrey R.N. Forbes, associate professor of the practice of computer science…

By Robin White Goode

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Women of Power: What Mask Are You Wearing?

The truth behind who we appear to be and who we are

The 2016 Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit explores the concept of the masks we…

By Safon Floyd

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Human Rights Day: Celebrate Today Around the World

U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights states, "Many challenges remain"

Today, Dec. 10, is Human Rights Day, celebrating and remembering the day that our country…

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Owe Uncle Sam? You May Have to Give Up Your Passport

Delinquent tax debt could mean your international travel plans are in jeopardy

President Obama signed the 5-year infrastructure spending bill that adds a new section in IRS…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Michelle Obama Releases Rap Video Encouraging Kids to Go to College

"FLOTUS on the track"

Michelle Obama releases music video alongside SNL’s Jay Pharoah to encourage kids to go to…

By Courtney Connley

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CODE2040 Receives $1.2 Million in Funding from the Knight Foundation

CODE2040, which helps black and Hispanics succeed in the tech industry, receives $1.2 million from the Knight Foundation

CODE2040 has plans to expand outreach to even more after receiving $1.2 million grant.

By Samara Lynn

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Russell Simmons to Donald Trump: ‘Stop the Bull’

The Def Jam Records founder pens open letter in response to candidate's anti-Muslim statements

The Def Jam Records Founder tells his old friend to shop all of his“bull.”

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New Year, New You: 6 Ways to Reinvent Yourself in 2016

Ready to hit reset in 2016? Check out the tips below

Are you ready for a ‘new you’ in the New Year? If so, a good…

By Kandia Johnson

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6 Apps You Need for Stress-Free Travel

Cope with the faux pas and headaches with these top tools

The latest travel apps help you prepare for holiday travel headaches.

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Quest for NIH Grant to Develop Painless Glucose Monitoring

Biotech entrepreneur seeks NIH funding to launch innovative wearables solution for diabetics.

Biotech entrepreneur helps others receive NIH funding while launching his vision.

By Samara Lynn

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$100,000 Bonus: How One Company is Giving Its Employees the Ultimate Christmas Gift

Hilcorp agrees to reward its employees with a $100,000 Christmas bonus

Texas-based oil company Hilcorp agrees to give all of its employees a $100,000 Christmas bonus.

By Courtney Connley

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Women of Power: Sponsors vs. Mentors: Who’s Got Your Back?

Learn to leverage your network in order to enter the C-Suite

The 2016 Women of Power Summit will host an executive leadership session on mentorship and…

By Safon Floyd

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Debunked: 5 Career Myths Holding You Back From Success

Take stock of these falsehoods that may hold you back from success

Ready to jumpstart your career? Take stock of the career myths that may hold you…

By Kandia Johnson

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Black Wealth: Richest 100 Americans Worth As Much As Total African American Population in U.S.

Scholar weighs in on income inequality between 1% and blacks

A new study finds the wealthiest 100 households on the Forbes 400 list of wealthiest…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Spinpoint: A New Travel App That’s a Family Affair

Jamar Jordan rallied his network to create tool that's a digital passport of your adventures

Spinpoint is a location services and travel app supporting videos, images, and even Bucket Lists.

By Samara Lynn

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Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show: Meet 5 Black Models Who Kill the Runway

Maria Borges is first model to rock natural hair down the lingerie brand's catwalk

On Tuesday, Dec. 8, the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2015 aired on CBS. Take a…

By Cristie Leondis

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[RECAP] Black Enterprise Candidate Watch – Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015

Political news curated for our audience

Check out the BE Candidate Watch on Periscope, every Wednesday morning at 10:30AM EST. You’ll…

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From the Mouths of Babes: How a Mother, Inspired by Her Son, is Diversifying World of Superheroes

Denise Ajayi Williams, author of 'Akiti the Hunter,' shares her journey

Denise Ajayi-Williams decided to take matters into her own hands to fill a void in…

By Janell Hazelwood

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[EXCLUSIVE] Bernie Sanders Press Secretary Responds to ISIS Comment Backlash

CNN reporter's interpretation of Symone Sanders comments invokes political firestorm

Symone Sanders, national press secretary for Bernie Sander’s presidential campaign, gave Black Enterprise the exclusive…

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10 Awesome Colleges for Female Entrepreneurs

CrunchBase reveals top colleges for aspiring female founders

Are you ready to take the entrepreneurial plunge? Crunchbase reveals top colleges for aspiring female…

By Kandia Johnson

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3 Questions to Keep Your Emotions and Spending in Check this Holiday Season

Taking an honest look at why you feel pressured to spend

There’s more to holiday overspending than just dollars and cents. This story looks at some…

By Stacey Tisdale

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A State-by-State Breakdown of How Much Millennials Earn Across the U.S.

Millennials today earn $2,000 less than what young adults did in 1980

A breakdown of the median annual salary of millennials across the U.S.

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Chi-Raq: Film Facing Major Heat

The film banked in at No. 13 at the box office during opening weekend

While Chi-Raq may have received positive reviews from critics, there is still controversy surrounding the…

By Cristie Leondis

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Solo Entrepreneurs: 4 Tips to Help You Thrive, Not Flop

There are pros and cons to operating as a sole proprietorship

There are pros and cons to operating as a sole proprietorship. Here are four vital…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Industry Gamechangers: Meet the Three Most Powerful Female Executives in Music

Billboard rankings include BET's Debra Lee, Motown's Ethiopia Habtemariam and more

Billboard releases their most powerful women in music list, recognizing Debra Lee, Sylvia Rhone, and…

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Women of Power, Register Today! Carnival Corp. CEO Arnold Donald to Keynote Summit

Seasoned corporate executive will share candid insights on leadership via master class

Carnival Corp. CEO Arnold Donald will be bringing his executive expertise to the Black Enterprise…

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Considering Race in Admissions — Here We Go Again

Fisher v. University of Texas to be argued before the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court will again hear arguments in the case Fisher v. University of Texas,…

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NAACP Image Awards: Box Office Hits ‘Creed’ and ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Take the Lead

Shondaland hits 'Scandal' and 'How to Get Away with Murder' also get nods

Nominees for the 47th annual NAACP Image Awards were announced, with ‘Creed’, ‘Straight Outta Compton’,…

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Queen Latifah to Star in Lee Daniels’ Music Pilot for Fox

Series will will be set in Atlanta music scene with three lead women

Queen Latifah has made an exciting announcement recently, sharing publicly that she will be staring…

By Cristie Leondis

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Startups: 3 Quick Tips to Get Influencers to Tout Your Products

Monique Rodriguez of Mielle Organics shares secrets to getting celebrity ambassadors

Monique Rodriquez of Mielle Cosmetics has built an international presence for her beauty brand and…

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#BEBizChat: Jai Stone Talks Building a Successful Business Without Compromising Your Happiness

Founder of Emotional Nudity providing tips for women entrepreneurs

Entrepreneur and Periscope star Jai Stone will share tips for women to build successful businesses…

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Celebrities Taking Action: Michael Vick Fighting for ‘Pets in Cars’ Bill

If passed, the bill would allow police officers the authority to save dogs and cats from cars in unsafe temperatures.

Steelers quarterback Michael Vick has announced his support of PA House Bill 1516, also called…

By Cristie Leondis

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Recap: The Los Angeles Auto Show Introduces New Apps, Gadgets, and Driving Adventures

Car enthusiasts have much to look forward to in 2016

The 2015 Los Angeles Auto Showhas wrapped up and has left car enthusiasts with a…

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In It to Win It: 3 Strategies For Achieving Your Goals in 2016

Advice on how to keep your New Year's resolutions

Use these strategies to achieve goals in the new year and see ultimate success.

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Be Inspired & Register Today: Women of Power Vanessa and Helen Williams Offer ‘Real Talk’ on Memoir

The mother-daughter duo will lead a conversation on the costs and rewards of taking the road less traveled

Vanessa and Helen Williams offer you knowledge on attaining success, despite all odds, at the…

By Safon Floyd

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Nas Executive Producing Erykah Badu Film

Movie will premier at Sundance in January

Super soul icon Erykah Badu is releasing an indie drama called “The Land” and has…

By Janell Hazelwood

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On the Move: Bank of America Appoints Cynthia Bowman Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

Bowman will step into her new role in 2016

Bank of America has appointed Cynthia Bowman as new chief diversity and inclusion officer.

By Courtney Connley

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History and Food Lovers: Go Beyond the Beaches in St. Croix

Explore the culture beyond the sea when visiting this Caribbean hotspot

Get beyond the beaches and into the history and food of a diverse and colorful…

By Kandia Johnson

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Star Barbie Power: Ava DuVernay Doll Already Sold Out

Social media abuzz on news that the "Shero" is temporarily unavailable

“Selma” director Ava DuVernay has become a superstar not only on the Hollywood scene but…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Mindful Approach: How to Stay Healthy During the Holidays

Here are five suggestions to help you stay healthy this season

Schedules fill up quicker, our stress levels increase, and we all indulge in the goodies.…

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Business Model Spotlight: Koch Industries Chairman and CEO Charles G. Koch

What is the biggest misconception that people have about Charles Koch?

What is the biggest misconception that people have about Charles Koch?

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[WATCH] Money Expert Stacey Tisdale Talks Financial Abuse on ABC’s ‘Here and Now’

Nearly 100% of domestic violence victims face monetary mistreatment

“While this type of abuse leaves no bruises, it can be one of the most…

By Stacey Tisdale

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My Brother’s Keeper: Beyoncé’s Stylist Shares Star-Studded Business Journey

SBA series includes stories from millennial entrepreneurs in music, fashion, and tech

Small Business Administration’s latest initiative includes success stories from millennial entrepreneurs in the world of…

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Keurig Sold in $13.9 Billion Deal to Investor Group JAB Holding Co.

The coffee company goes private and is valued at $92 a share

JAB Holding Co. has bought Keurig in a $13.9 billion deal. The investor group…

By Cristie Leondis

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Be Inspired and Register Today: Woman of Power Tamara Franklin Shares How to Steer Your Career

Learn strategy to overcome personal and professional crisis at the 2016 Women of Power Summit

Learn how your career can weather any coming storm and even thrive in ways you…

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LeBron James Signs Lifetime Deal with Nike

Contract is first lifetime deal in the shoe and apparel company’s 44-year history

Today, LeBron James has agreed to a lifetime endorsement deal with Nike, the first deal…

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Beat the Holiday Blues: 4 Healthy Holiday Snacks to Give You a Boost

Avoid packing on extra pounds during Christmas with these options

Although we’re satisfying our taste buds, the options may not be healthy, and that’s when…

By Yvelette Stines

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[Op-Ed] The Problem With the ‘Stump for Trump’ Girls

Two black-women-gone-viral are far from funny---they're dangerous

“Stump for Trump Girls,” are being touted as proof that Trump enjoys some semblance of…

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[Op-Ed] No Shade Zone: How Zuckerberg’s $45 Billion Foundation Could Actually Help Minorities

Charitable move is actually a noble L.L.C. that could still forge positive change

Despite critics, Zuckerberg’s $45 billion charitable foundation is likely to help those in greatest need.

By Samara Lynn

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Miami Celebrates Diversity with Heritage Month

Events planned to promote the destination’s rich cultural gems and multicultural neighborhoods

Events planned for Miami Heritage Month will promote the destination’s rich cultural gems and multicultural…

By Kimberly Wilson

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From Sports to Tech: How One Professional Went from Jordan’s Camp to Making Apps

Andre Walters shares his journey to launch Yuno app

Tech entrepreneur Andre Walters is the founder of Yuno, a new “social media e-commerce” platform.…

By Samara Lynn

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Breaking Barriers: U.S. Military Opens Up Combat Jobs to Women

Defense Secretary announces women will be able to participate in elite military forces

Defense Secretary Ash Carter announces military will open up all combat jobs to women.

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How I Did It: Nicholas Owen Seeks to Fill News Void for Minorities with NOTV

Platform uses social media to provide bite-sized videos on issues affecting people of color

Howard University alum Nicholas Owen launched NOTV, a global news platform that disseminates information via…

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Mortgage Rates Likely Moving Higher… But Not Much

Why homeowners shouldn't panic over headlines about higher rates

Despite strong job market data, analysts say mortgage rates will remain low for some time.

By Stacey Tisdale

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Productivity Solution: OneVuex and Microsoft Are Ready to Boost Workflow Efficiency

Darrel S. Bass shares how he has created an innovative work software solution

OneVeux is an innovative line of business software solution designed to streamline workflow and cut…

By Samara Lynn

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2016 Grammy Awards: Kendrick Lamar Dominates & Omarion Gets Best … Twitter Rant Award

The Weeknd and Taylor Swift also among the top nominees

Kendrick Lamar earned 11 Grammy nominations in nine different categories, while pop star Omarion takes…

By Cristie Leondis

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Lack of Talent Pipeline a ‘Myth’ Says Congressional Black Caucus Chair

CBC and black tech professionals announce new diversity and inclusion efforts

“There are African Americans who are ready, who are willing, and who are able to…

By Samara Lynn

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Minority Recipients of JPMorgan Chase–Backed Entrepreneurs of Color Fund Awarded $325,000

Four Detroit-based minority-owned small businesses to receive loans and lines of credit

The EOC Fund is designed to increase economic opportunity for underserved populations in Detroit by…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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[WATCH] How Yoga Can Reduce Holiday Strife

Calia Marshall shares quick tutorial for surviving Christmas stress

Calia Marshall, founder of Brown Sugar, shares video yoga tutorial to combat holiday stress.

By Kandia Johnson

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Time and Money-Saving Electronic Coupons and Coupon Apps

E-coupons are more convenient and discreet than paper ones

While some shoppers are too embarrassed to present coupons at the register, many others are…

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Guide to the Best Birthday Freebies

Because you should be treated on your special day

Did you know there are scores of businesses that want to lavish you with free…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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[Watch] Lonely Planet Reveals Must-See Countries in 2016

Top destinations to visit in 2016

Lonely Planet reveals ten top destinations to visit in 2016.

By Kandia Johnson

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4 Organizations Honoring the Legacy of Nelson Mandela

Events and organizations are keeping the political icon's legacy alive.

It was Mandela who once said: It is in your hands to make a difference,…

By Kandia Johnson

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5 Exotic Destinations You Can Visit Without a Passport

No passport? No problem. Check out these exotic locations in the U.S.

It’s not often that you hear the word exotic and U.S. destination mentioned in the…

By Kandia Johnson

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From Hip-Hop to the Small Screen: 50 Cent and Nicki Minaj Land New TV Deals

Each involved in biographical projects that put their personal stories on centerstage

Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Sean “Diddy” Combs and Nicki Minaj have all landed recent deals…

By Janell Hazelwood

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$15.8 Million: LeBron James Lands Deal for Entertainment Studio

Warner Bros. and Turner Sports invest in expanding Uninterrupted platform offerings

Warner Bros. and Turner Sports recently announced an investment in Uninterrupted, slated to become yet…

By Janell Hazelwood

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How to Reduce Your Homeowners Insurance Cost

Try these tips to reap some savings

According to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, the average annual U.S. insurance premium was…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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Report: Auto Industry Sees Record Sales

Experts attribute low gas prices and Black Friday as key drivers

November auto sales hit record numbers. New-car sales last month benefited from Black Friday deals,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Drake Opens Flagship Store for Clothing Line OVO

Hip-Hop star ventures into fashion entrepreneurship

Drake announced the opening of his October’s Very Own (OVO) flagship store in Los Angeles,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Paving Your Road to Silicon Valley

Career insights from Facebook Inc.'s own Bari a. Williams

Think strategically about what you have to offer the industry, no matter the discipline, and…

By Dr. Atira Charles

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6 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From the Musical ‘The Wiz’

The 1978 classic film proves self-confidence and teamwork are critical to success

‘The Wiz’ is still popular today as it was 40 years ago. Beyond a beautiful…

By Kandia Johnson

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6 Books Shark Tank’s Daymond John Wants You to Read

Successful entrepreneur and businessman shares some of his favorite books

With a slew of investment deals and businesses, Daymond John is no stranger to what…

By Kandia Johnson

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Part II: Successful Women Entrepreneurs Share Business Rules They Didn’t Follow

Incredibly inspiring women reveal their secrets to success

In business, there are those who follow traditional rules for success and those who prefer…

By Kandia Johnson

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3 Ways Employers Are Improving Workplace Perks for New Parents

Employee benefits that help improve work-life balance

Zuckerberg’s decision to balance new parenthood with extended time off mirrors the new policies many…

By Courtney Connley

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10 Ways to Find College Scholarships

Hurry--deadlines are approaching fast!

Each November, the National Scholarship Providers Association sponsors National Scholarship Month—a month-long campaign intended to…

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The World’s Best Airline For 2016: Air New Zealand

Take flight with the best full-service airlines from around the globe

If you’re looking for the best affordable options, AirlineRatings.com named Virgin America (The Americas), Scoot…

By Kandia Johnson

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How to Combine Business and Personal Travel – and Save

Almost 42% of Americans didn’t take a single day of vacation last year

Admit it. The summer months flew by and you were too busy toiling away at…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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[RECAP] #BEBizChat with Gwen Jimmere

The 2014 Black Enterprise Elevator Pitch Contest winner shared her story to aspiring entrepreneurs

Gwen Jimmere, CEO & Founder of Naturalicious, shared her story for entrepreneurs during Black Enterprise…

By Cristie Leondis

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University President Used Corporate Strategy to Save HBCU Accreditation

A corporate presence on a university's board saved a school from losing its accreditation

“A key component of my strategy was to build a more corporate presence on the…

By Kandia Johnson

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Alfre Woodard Named Women of Power Legacy Award Recipient

Alfre Woodard will be honored with a Legacy Award at the 2016 Black Enterprise Women…

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Crack-Up with Comedian Capone at BE Women of Power Summit

Comedian Capone joins R&B sensation Johnny Gill as live entertainment for this highly-anticipated 2016 Women…

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