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6 Strategies to Negotiate a Pay Raise with Confidence

Go get that money!

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Ready to approach your employer about a pay raise? “Keep in mind that…

By Kandia Johnson

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Multiple Myeloma

To Nurses Who Are There When We Aren’t: Thank you and Happy Nurse’s Week!

My dying mother wanted to spend her last moments with her nurses

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The day we discontinued life support for my mother turned out to be…

By Elisha Lowe RN, BSN, MBA

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Letisha Royster, the founder of the Waterless Medi-Pedi & Nail Spa,

Why This Woman Launched a Waterless Medi-Pedi Nail Spa

Her innovative spa uses no water for a reason

For many of us, a trip to the nail salon means soaking your hands or…

By Kandia Johnson

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I Just Judged My First Black Girls Code Hackathon

Black Girls Code offers a look at what a diversified tech industry could bring the world

Last Sunday, I was asked to judge a Black Girls Code hackathon. The event, hosted by…

By Samara Lynn

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Here’s How to Set the Rent Right on a Rental Property

Knowing what price to set on a rental property is critical to maximizing your return on investment

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If I offered to sell you a rental property for $100,00,  and you…

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Eminent Franchisee Valerie Daniels-Carter Takes Over as AAA’s Board Chair

Her primary goal is extending AAA's digital platform

 

As the new chair of the AAA, Valerie Daniels-Carter has ambitious plans for North America’s…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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disctopia founder patrick hill

On the Road With ‘Shark Tank’ 2017: Meet the Founder and CEO of Disctopia

On the road with "Shark Tank" hopefuls

Values Partnerships leads a nationwide casting tour for ABC’s Shark Tank, which is focused on bringing more diverse ideas…

By Brandon Andrews

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Let Girls Learn – No – Well, OK, We Think

The Trump administration is as usual unclear—but not about school lunches

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After a flurry of reports Tuesday afternoon announcing the immediate end of Let…

By Robin White Goode

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digital literacy

Nurse Alice: Could Social Media Be Stressing You Out?

The importance of unplugging

When social media is stressing you out, sometimes the best thing to do is walk…

By nursealice

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momprenuer

The Best Mother’s Day Gift For Every Mompreneur

This Mother's Day, give your mompreneur a gift that keeps on giving with a ticket to this year's Entrepreneurs Summit

Mother’s Day is only a couple weeks away; have you bought your mom a gift yet?
Rather…

By Selena Hill

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Draper University

Draper University Offers Scholarships to Increase Diversity

If you are eager to get your foot in the door of Silicon Valley, look no further than Draper University

If you are adventurous and a risk taker, and ready to dive headfirst into the…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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gas prices

8 Ways Small Businesses Can Fight Rising Gas Prices

You may not even be aware how rising gas prices can cripple your business. Here's how to survive

Often faced with multiple challenges to turn a profit, small businesses can add navigating rising…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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Veteran Music Executive Shanti Das Launches New Celebrity Campaign for Mental Health Awareness Month

She's sharing her own struggles to help others

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A 25-year music and entertainment business veteran, Shanti…

By Gwendolyn Quinn

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Deborah Olivia Farmer, Carl West, Thomas K.R. Stovall, Dr. Lance McCarthy, Ray Lewis, Ann Marie, Star Cunningham

Thomas Stovall creates #ImBlackInTech [VIDEO]

As if having a fully functioning startup isn’t enough, Stovall recently started an equally impressive organization

The organization recently partnered with Chicago 1000, a branch of an organization called, Global 1000,…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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3rd Annual Culture Shifting Weekend Awards Brunch

Andrea Hoffman Is Shifting Culture in Silicon Valley

There is magic in curating rooms to create opportunities

Recently, Andrea Hoffman, strategic growth adviser, author, and founder of Culture Shifting Weekend, held the…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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Tiny but Mighty–in Grandma’s Hands

One of our contributors shares the legacy of her grandmother's love and power

Over the last two months, I experienced three major events, all of which made me…

By Rita P. Mitchell

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nude barre ceo erin carpenter

On the Road With ‘Shark Tank’ 2017: Meet the Founder and CEO of Nude Barre

Q&A with Harlem casting call hopeful

Values Partnerships leads a nationwide casting tour for ABC’s Shark Tank, which is focused on bringing more diverse ideas…

By Brandon Andrews

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The National Urban League Releases Its State of Black America Report

Washington’s shift in priorities threatens African American progress

Yesterday the National Urban League released the 41st edition of its State of Black America…

By Robin White Goode

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The Power of Tradeshow Marketing and Your Small Business

Think of it as a live performance for potential customers

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When considering marketing and advertising campaigns, many business owners immediately think radio, television,…

By Jerome D. Love

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The Big Question for Trump’s Tax Cut Plan: How Will the Tab Be Covered?

While Trump's proposed plan for tax reform does have the potential to aid the economic development of small businesses, exactly how these cuts will be paid for still remains unclear

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If approved, President Trump’s tax cut plan could bear an eye-popping price tag.…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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How To

Apply to More Than 50 HBCUs at Once With the Common Black College Application

Students can apply to 52 of the more than 100 HBCUs by completing just one…

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Password Protect Your Flash Drive In Two Simple Steps

Flash drives, thumb drives, USB sticks: whatever you want to call them, they’re more than…

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