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Financial Aid

Importance of Building a Relationship With the Financial Aid Office

Be focused and open-minded when securing financial aid

During the college process, you must maintain the focus and remain open-minded. This is especially…

By Jessica Brown

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DeVon Franklin

This Faith-Based Producer Inks Big Deal With Major Network

Under the multiyear pact, Franklin will produce and develop film content for the studio

See how faith-based producer DeVon Franklin inked a deal with 20th Century Fox, under the…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Verizon

East Harlem School Kids Get iPads, Free Data Plans

Verizon's education initiative strives to diversify the tech pipeline

The goal of the Verizon Innovative Learning program is to provide middle school kids access…

By Samara Lynn

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Steve Rasmussen

CEO Spotlight: Nationwide’s Steve Rasmussen on the Side of Diversity and Inclusion (Part 1)

Nationwide has managed to ingrain diversity into its DNA

In part one of BE’s exclusive interview with Steve S. Rasmussen, the CEO opens up…

By Derek T. Dingle

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CPR LifeWrap

Mom Turns a Near Tragedy Into a Life Saving Invention

A mom's near fatal incident with her toddler sparked an invention

After watching her toddler almost choke to death, Felicia Jackson had a dream about a…

By Samara Lynn

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free gift

When It’s a Free Gift, It’s Going to Cost You

Want to get better control of your spending? Stop being bamboozled by the word "free."

Stop being bamboozled by the word “free.”

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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David Duke

HBCU Hosts Former Klansman David Duke in Senatorial Debate

Dillard University's president takes the high road

David Duke, a former Ku Klux Klansman and anti-Semite running for senator in Louisiana, participated…

By Robin White Goode

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Chicago Scholars

Chicago Scholars Among First to Be Accepted to College

Seven-year college access and success program holds its 10th annual Onsite Admissions Forum

Chicago Scholars held its 10th Admissions Forum last week. Read how 1,000 students met with…

By Robin White Goode

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Taco Bell

This Is What Defying the Odds Looks Like

Tia Travis on how Taco Bell saved her life by providing her with more than just a job; they have given her the opportunity to advance professionally while supporting her education

Find out how 21-year-old Taco Bell Restaurant General Manager, Tia Travis, has risen in the…

By Safon Floyd

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Uber

Study Finds Shocking Racist Practices by Uber and Lyft Drivers

Is requesting an Uber or Lyft as difficult for blacks as hailing a cab? A new study suggests that may be the case

A new study found that drivers working for the popular ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft…

By Samara Lynn

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black teachers

The Nation’s Black Teachers Speak Out

Increasing diversity isn’t enough

The Education Trust releases a report describing the unique experiences of black teachers across the…

By Robin White Goode

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work-lfe

Stop Letting Your Smartphone Ruin Your Life

Put your smartphone down for designated periods of time each day, so you can focus on what really matters

Smartphones can infringe upon your work-life-balance. Here are some strategies that can help you make…

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Corporate Jobs

Here’s Why Young Women Are Leaving Corporate Jobs

Black women receive less than 1% of venture capital funding, despite the fact that the number of black women starting businesses has more than tripled

A new study reveals that nearly 90% of millennial female entrepreneurs are leaving corporate jobs…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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I Have A Dream

This Major Foundation Is Partnering with Michelle Obama

What does it look like when children get the support they need?

I Have A Dream Foundation and the first lady’s Better Make Room campaign are partnering…

By Robin White Goode

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Tech Inclusion Conference Offers Doable Steps For Change

An overview of valuable takeaways from this year's Tech Inclusion conference

Currently, Tech Inclusion is a topic at the forefront of conversations happening in Silicon Valley…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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nonprofits

Black Startup Founder Wins $500,000 To Help Nonprofits Raise Money

WeDidIt scores big at 43North annual business pitch competition

Sulaiman “Su” Sanni, the founder of WeDidIt, won the 43North annual business pitch competition and…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Electoral

The Road to 270: The Electoral College Explained

The 2016 election winner will be determined by who wins more electoral votes

Clinton’s and Trump’s effort to win 270 electoral votes is the ultimate factor that will…

By John Burnett

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students

Scholarship Rewards Students Looking to Change the World

Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars program seeks those committed to social justice

For high school students with a commitment to social justice, the Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars…

By Robin White Goode

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Vote

Knowledge is Key When You Vote and When You Give

Informed giving is critical to making your voice heard

Because giving is a “vote” of support, your voice matters just like it does in…

By Halima Leak Francis

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fruits

Four Easy Ways To Get Your Daily Dose of Fruits and Vegetables

Planning and mindfulness are key ways to achieve your healthy lifestyle goals

Are you wondering how you can fit in your recommended serving of fruits and vegetables?…

By Yvelette Stines

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How To

podcast

How to Watch Black Enterprise’s New Tech Podcast on Any Device

Tune into Black Enterprise’s BE The Code podcast hosted by Sequoia Blodgett for all the…

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paycheck

Here’s How to Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck

Living paycheck to paycheck can be a vicious cycle that seems so hard to break.…

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