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Houston Family Plans to Block Production on Whitney’s Biopic

Family says singer's legacy is worth more than a television movie

The Houston’s plan to file a lawsuit against Whitney’s Lifetime biopic, arguing the singer’s legacy…

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Top High School Student Forced to Share Valedictorian Title

School policy forces top performing student to share prestigious title

Ladarius Sapho, senior Proviso East High School, forced to share valedictorian title because of school…

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Movie Theater Charges Extra for Middle Seats

Could a surcharge be headed your way?

What would you do if your local theater only let patrons who paid more money…

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The 5 Best States for Banking

Did your state make the list?

If you’ve ever wondered which states have the best banks and how they compare to…

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Best Cities For Small Businesses

New York and Chicago among best municipalities providing small business development

New York is the best city for entrepreneurs in that it provides an environment that…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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High School Helps Dying Teen’s Biggest Dream Become a Reality

Michigan teen gets high school graduation dream

Kalamazoo Central High School in Michigan granted terminally ill student Yeatise Gaines with dream graduation

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Avoid a Vacation Rental Rip Off

Don't get tricked by fraudsters

If you’ve decided to skip the hotel and instead opt for a vacation rental, there…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Angela Bassett to Direct Whitney Houston Biopic

Award-winning actress set to bring Houston's story to Lifetime

Lifetime network has tapped award-winning actress Angela Bassett as the director of new Whitney Houston…

By Courtney Connley

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iPhone Switchers Are Losing Texts Thanks To Apple

Your new Android phone could be missing some important texts thanks to a known bug from Apple, but you can fix it

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If you’ve recently switched from an Apple iPhone to an Android phone, you may want…

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98-Year-Old Returns to High School to Receive Her Diploma

98-year-old Tennessee native complete her education goal

98-year-old Claudia Parries returned to her old high school in Chattanooga, Tennessee to receive her…

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First Lady Hosts White House Talent Show for New Arts Education Program

FLOTUS gives remarks about positive impact of arts education

First Lady Michelle Obama held the White House’s first talent show in an effort to…

By Courtney Connley

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Forest Whitaker to Produce Scripted Drama on HBCU Hazing

Actor backs project that will bring controversial hazing topic to the big screen

Forest Whitaker teams with Reginald Hudlin to help produce a scripted drama that sheds light…

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Study Shows Employment Discrimination Against Black College Grads

Unemployment rate for recent black college graduates more than double that of white peers

Study from the Center for Economic and Policy Research shows black college graduates face unemployment…

By Courtney Connley

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Emory University Names First Black Woman as Business School Dean

Announces Erika H. James as new dean of Goizueta Business School

Emory University makes history with the announcement of Erika H. James as dean of Goizueta…

By Courtney Connley

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Study: Consumers Saddled by Credit Card Debt and Overdraft Fees

Consumers face trouble due to lack of financial knowledge

A recent survey by MagnifyMoney shows that 35% of Americans overdraft and 42.4% are saddled…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Enforcing Public Dress Codes: Discrimination, Health Issue or Just Plain Nonsense?

Fashion freedom and style censorship are expanding beyond the office. Is it fair?

Cities are banning sagging pants, with a recent alleged arrest in South Carolina for the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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The American Black Film Festival: 10 Facts About Ruby Dee

You think you know all there is to know about the legendary actress?

Ruby Dee was the second oldest Academy Award nominee in the Best Actress in…

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How To Ask For Money To Fund Your Business

Here are 5 tips for soliciting money from friends and strangers using crowdfunding

Elixher Founder & Editor…

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Give Employees Tryouts Before You Hire Them

Offer a trial period, give an incentive, or have role play as part of the interview process

Hiring new employees can be a drain mentally and financially, every time you have to…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Donald Sterling Agrees to Drop Lawsuit

Donald Sterling Faces June 3 Hearing to Determine His Fate As an NBA Owner

“Mr. Sterling’s actions and positions significantly undermine the NBA’s efforts to promote diversity and inclusion"

June 3rd will be the date The NBA owners decide Donald Sterling’s fate

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African American Festival Performer: 10 Facts about Performer Jacob Latimore

Jacob Latimore does his own 10 Facts

Jacob Latimore is one of the featured performers of the African American Festival

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Credit Survey Reveals Differences Between Millennials and Older Adults

Younger card holders less likely to request free credit reports

The Consumer Federation of America and VantageScore Solutions recently unveiled their fourth annual survey on…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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The American Black Film Festival: 10 Facts About Spike Lee

The Number One NY Knick fan debuts his latest film at this year's ABFF

Did you know Spike Lee’s latest film was funded through Kickstarter.com?

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Cornell William Brooks Named New NAACP President

Nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization announces 18th president

NAACP announces New Jersey lawyer and activist Cornell William Brooks as new president

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Michael Sam Documentary is Now Postponed

Show is postponed after conversations with the St. Louis Rams

After discussing with Michael Sam’s NFL team, the St. Louis Rams, the network has decided…

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The Obamas Honor Brown v. Board of Education Anniversary

The president and first lady pay their respects to the historic case

President Obama signs a proclamation honoring the 60th anniversary of Brown’s decision; meanwhile, first lady…

By Courtney Connley

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Sherri Shepherd Prenup Details Modest Payments For Husband

The View co-host agrees to a small, one lump sum payment to husband

With a messy divorce battle brewing, Sherri Shepherd reveals prenup details for a small one…

By Courtney Connley

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Entrepreneurs Conference Day 3: Rev. Jesse Jackson Talks New-Day Inequality

Civil rights icon talks Silicon Valley, corporate diversity and Don Sterling

An early-morning one-on-one chat with civil rights icon, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Black Enterprise…

By Janell Hazelwood

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60 Years Later: Sherrilyn Ifill On the Legacy of Brown v. Board of Education

NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund President says education equality is one of many civil rights issues today

President of NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund talks the anniversary of Brown’s decision and…

By Courtney Connley

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Entrepreneurs Conference, Day 2: Attendees Learn How to Win Corporate Clients

Experience full of networking and inspiration for small business owners

Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference continues for a second day of learning and inspiration

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Entrepreneurs Conference Day 2: Kick-Off One-on-One with Valerie Daniels-Carter

Attendees set to be inspired and empowered by queen of franchising

The second day of the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference kicks off with a one-on-one with…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Entrepreneurs Conference: Accessing Equity Capital Panel Talks Crowdfunding, Angel Investment

Rodney Sampson moderated the panel discussing how to secure investment from venture capitalists and what to do if you can't find funding

Speakers including Natalia Oberti Noguera, founder of The Pipeline Fellowship, and Shaz Niazi of the…

By Patrick Austin

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Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference: 10 Facts about Performing Act, Bell Biv DeVoe (BBD)

Do you know all you need to know about BBD?

Bell Biv DeVoe is a featured performer at the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference.

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The New York Times Names First African-American Executive Editor

Newspaper makes announcement that Dean Baquet will replace Jill Abramson

The New York Times announces that current managing editor Jean Baquet will take over the…

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Entrepreneurs Conference: Shark Tank’s Rodney S. Sampson Talks Disruption for Small Businesses

Three quick tips for business longevity

The Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference, sponsored by Nationwide, kicked off with a one-on-one chat with…

By Janell Hazelwood

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5 Reasons the Bey and Jay Brand Is Untouchable

Despite leaked video footage, the music duo proves their brand will remain in tact

Despite controversy around leaked video footage, the brand of Jay Z and Beyonce will remain…

By Courtney Connley

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U.S. Black Chambers President Ron Busby Talks Entrepreneurship and Small Businesses

Black Enterprise-Gates Symposium speaker offers tips for young entrepreneurs and small businesses

U.S. Black Chambers President Ron Busby gives advice to young entrepreneurs and small businesses

By Courtney Connley

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20 Black Angels Worth Knowing For Minority Startups

The number of black investors funding startups is small but growing

Daymond John helped revolutionize urban fashion in the 1990s as founder, president, and CEO of…

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The Chronic Apple Buying Spree Continues With Dr. Dre’s Beats Electronics

Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine could net more than $3 Billion in reported deal with Apple

Dr Dre, Jimmy Iovine could net more than $3 Billion in reported deal with Apple

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About The NFL Draft

The '10 Fact' series takes a turn towards the NFL Draft

The NFL Draft, which takes place in New York City, gives a long list of…

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Michelle Obama Shows Support For Missing Nigerian Schoolgirls

FLOTUS tweets support to #BringBackOurGirls

FLOTUS tweets support to #BringBackOurGirls

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Exclusive: Linda Johnson Rice Talks Jet Going Digital and the Future of the Brand

Assures readers that the magazine brand isn't going anywhere

Linda Johnson Rice explains why Jet magazine’s digital transition means bigger and better things for…

By Courtney Connley

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Mekhi Phifer Files for Bankruptcy

The "Divergent" star supposedly owes $1.3 million in taxes

According to CBS, Mekhi Phifer has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

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African American Festival Performer: 10 Facts about Performers Mint Condition

This group from Saint Paul, Minnesota, will be performing at The African American Festival

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With the African American Festival (which will take place June 21-22 in Baltimore at…

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American Bar Association Names First Black Woman President

Howard alum Paulette Brown set to hold new elite title

Howard alum Paulette Brown set to hold new elite title

By Courtney Connley

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16-Year-Old Graduates High School and College in Same Week

Plans to pursue master's degree in the fall

Florida teen earns high school and college degree just days apart, with plans to pursue…

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No Luck in Your Job Search? You May Need Professional Help

Four steps to get started in consulting a career coach

If you’ve been out of work, especially long term, it may be time to step…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Nigeria Schoolgirls’ Abduction: U.S. Government Weighs In

White House lends support to #BringBackOurGirls

Secretary of State John Kerry says the U.S. government will work with Nigeria to help…

By Courtney Connley

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Lisa Price: Carol’s Daughter ‘Still Going Strong,’ Despite Bankruptcy Filing

CEO asserts natural beauty brand is resilient and still in business

Carol’s Daughter stores are closing their doors, but the company is not shutting down, CEO…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Workplace Wellness: Employers Offer Fun, Healthy Office Perks

To boost morale, companies provide employee incentives, from scuba diving to bikes

These top companies look out not only for their bottom line but offer unusual wellness…

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13 Black Speakers to Lookout for During 2014 Commencement Season

A list of this year's most anticipated commencement speakers

A list of this year’s most anticipated commencement speakers

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Actress Tia Mowry-Hardrict Sues Over Tweets

Actress says she was shortchanged for sponsored Twitter posts

“Sister, Sister” star Tia Mowry-Hardrict is suing for profits not seen for her social media…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Want Your Resume to Stand Out? Use GIFs

Ecuadorian designer Ivan Basurto wanted his resume to stand out, and his GIF-centric Tumblr page delivers

Ivan Basurto used the Internet's love of GIFs to showcase his resume visually, as opposed…

By Patrick Austin

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Apple Wins Samsung Patent Lawsuit, $119 Million

While Apple won the lion's share of damages, it still owes Samsung $158 thousand dollars for violating one patent

Apple's win in this lawsuit makes it the second occurrence wherein Samsung has been forced…

By Patrick Austin

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White House Correspondents Association Honors Shunned Pioneer Reporter

Tribute finally paid to ace black reporter barred by White House Press Corps

The White House Correspondents Association honored Harry McAlpin, the first black reporter to attend a…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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$15 Minimum Wage: Seattle Putting Plan in Place for One of Highest Hourly Wages in Nation

Critics say hike not good for economy, unemployment

Seattle mayor has announced plans to implement $15 minimum wage, one of the highest in…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Carter Takeover: Jay and Bey’s Biggest Career Moves of 2014

The Carter's newly-announced joint summer tour proves that the couple's empire is continuing to expand into a lane of its own

The power couple continues to make chart-topping power moves in the music business and beyond

By Courtney Connley

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First Lady Michelle Obama Initiates #ReachHigher Social Media Campaign

FLOTUS uses social media to encourage higher education among American students

FLOTUS encourages students to expand their education beyond just high school

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Despite Debate, New Data Shows Most Americans Support Affirmative Action

Data shows 63 percent Americans find affirmative action a good thing

Many Americans strongly believe affirmative action is needed to improve diversity

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Update: Army to Review Controversial New Hair Policy that “targeted” Black Women

Army ordered to review controversial new hair grooming policy

Critics complain new Army grooming policy targets black women

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NAACP LA Chapter President Resigns Amid Donald Sterling Scandal

Organization faced scrutiny after plans to award Clippers owner

NAACP’s Los Angeles chapter faced scrutiny for plans to award Donald Sterling amidst racism scandal.…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Report: 288,000 Jobs Added, But Jobless Rate For African-Americans Still Alarming

Black unemployment more than double that of white people

The BLS reported job gains in April, but for African-Americans unemployment continues to be a…

By Janell Hazelwood

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‘Basketball Wives LA’ Star Jackie Christie, A Jack Of All Trades [Exclusive]

'One reason that I started Jackie Christie Inc. was so that I could create jobs and help as many people as possible'

Jackie Christie may be the better half of former NBA star Doug Christie, but rest…

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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BE Entrepreneurs Conference, May 14th- May 17th, Columbus, Ohio

Butch Graves joins Columbus, Ohio mayor, Michael B. Coleman, at press conference announcing BE Entrepreneurs Conference

Black Enterprise and the City of Columbus held a press conference the other day to…

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Black Student Accepted to All Ivy League Schools Picks Yale

Advises future college applicants to follow their passions in high school

After getting accepted into all 8 Ivy League Schools, Kwasi Enin Chooses Yale

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Oprah Adds Name to Shortlist of Potential Clippers Investors

Will she become the next minority female sports owner?

Oprah, Music Mogul David Geffen and Oracle founder Larry Ellison will reportedly join together in…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Ford Names Mark Fields CEO

Executive brings more than 20 years of leadership to post

Automaker Ford announced the appointment of Mark Fields, and 25-year company vet and advocate of…

By Janell Hazelwood

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The Effects of the Minimum Wage Block on African Americans

An increase in minimum wage can raise the income of African Americans by $5.2 billion

An increase in minimum wage can raise the income of African Americans by $5.2 billion

By Courtney Connley

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Race and Beyond: Calling Foul Against Racism in the NBA

The NBA has no tolerance for racism

The NBA shows no tolerance for racism.

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Global Advocates Protest Abduction of Over 200 Nigerian Girls

Global advocates rally for more action in ensuring the girls' return

Nigerian residents demand more action be taken in ensuring the girls safe return

By Courtney Connley

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Michelle Obama Delivers an Amazing Message on Girl Power in New Video

Empowers teen girls to get a good education to be the best version of themselves

Empowers teen girls to get a good education to be the best version of themselves

By Courtney Connley

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Botched Oklahoma Execution: Condemned dies after “43 minutes”

Witnesses say it took Clayton Lockett more than forty minutes to die and he was left writhing in agony on the gurney, eventually dying of a heart attack.

An execution using a lethal injection in Oklahoma usually averaged about six minutes.

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Mayweather Interested In Buying the LA Clippers

The boxer wants to get "a group of billionaires" together to bid for the franchise

Will the Los Angeles Clippers end up with Floyd Mayweather as an owner?

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States And Their Startups Getting The Most Venture Capital

More than $9 billion invested in new companies for Q1 2014

Massachusetts startups received $960 million in early stage financing from a total of 88 deals

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Baltimore African American Festival Performer: 10 Facts about Performer Johnny Gill

The "10 Facts" series, regarding the performing acts at the Baltimore African American Festival, continues

Are you a Johnny Gill fan?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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The 25 Highest Paid NBA Players of All-Time

"While many of the all-time greats of the past 20 years are among the highest paid of all time, these years also led to some large contracts for some otherwise mediocre players."

I guess you never thought some of these players were on the list

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Oprah Chai Tea Launches With Proceeds Benefitting Youth Education

The media mogul uses her new business collaboration to fund education advancement

The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy For Girls will receive $0.25 for every Teavana Oprah Chai…

By Courtney Connley

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NBA Commissioner Bans Clippers Owner Donald Sterling for Life

Silver slams the door on Sterling shut

The owner will be fined $2.5 million

By BLACK ENTERPRISE

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Coca-Cola Appoints New EVP and Chief Financial Officer

Kathy N. Waller brings extensive leadership experience and accounting expertise

The Coca-Cola Co. board of directors recently announced the appointment of Kathy N. Waller as…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Graduation Rate Reaches Historic High, But Achievement Gaps Remain

Minority students lag behind with below-average rates

Recent data collected by the National Center for Education Statistics shows that the national graduation…

By Courtney Connley

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Los Angeles Clippers Lose Major Sponsors Due to Sterling Fallout

Sprint, Mercedes-Benz and Kia are among the many sponsors bowing out on the NBA team

Who is next?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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It’s the perfect time of the year for international travel. With all the advancements in technology and mobile apps, traveling abroad isn’t as expensive as it used to be and there are plenty of ways to cut costs while getting more bang for your buck. Whether you’re embarking on your first journey abroad or you’re an experienced jet setter, here are a few tools to help you save money on the things that can eat up your travel budget faster than you can plan your trip.--Corvida Raven

Could Deceptive Airline Fees Make a Comeback?

In 2012, the Department of Transportation cracked down on this practice

The goal of this act would be to reverse the 2012 rule change, and allow…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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2014 New York International Auto Show Recap & Storify

The 2014 New York International Auto Show is over, and featured the most stylish and imaginative cars around

The 2014 New York International Auto Show has officially ended, with dozens of automakers and…

By Patrick Austin

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Crisis Managment, Anyone? Don Sterling Scandal Lends Nod to Importance of a Vital Plan

Be prepared for any career challenge---whether extremely scandalous or not

Don Sterling scandal lends a nod to the importance of a crisis management plan for…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Magic Johnson to Buy Clippers Away From Donald Sterling?

The former NBA star has set his sights on purchasing the team from Donald Sterling

Johnson has been trying in earnest to become an owner of a NBA team and…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Hiring Executives Part-Time For Your Startup

Here’s how you can get C-suite level talent to grow your business without having to pay six-figure salaries

Unable to afford that kind of spend, most fledgling entrepreneurs will opt not to have…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Lessons to Learn From the ‘Shark Tank’

Here's how one successful entrepreneur received an investment

By the time Tim Talley, founder of Rochester, NY-based U-Lace appeared on ABC’s Shark Tank,…

By Alan Hughes

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Journalist Robin Roberts Talks Strength of Women … and Friendly Competition with Michelle Obama

At NAPW conference, breast cancer survivor inspires with career of triumphs

National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) honored journalist Robin Roberts with the Icon Awards. She…

By Janell Hazelwood

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AARP Details Investments, Growth and Retirement Through Charts

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Great + Eight: Most Influential Black Women According to TIME

Beyonce, Serena Williams and Nigerian economist among top world leaders

Beyonce, Serena Williams and Kerry Washington are top women of color among TIME magazine’s list…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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5 Healthy Habits to Increase Your Success

The more healthy you are, the more wealthy you can become

Healthy ways that entrepreneurs and professionals can increase their chances of success

By Jamila Payne

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Take control of debt. “The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.” —Proverbs 22:7

Financial Literacy Month: Dealing with Debt That’s Out of Control

Debtor’s Anonymous, an organization that helps consumers struggling with debt, lists the following signs that you might have a serious problem with debt

But how do you know when debt is spiraling out of control? When is it…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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How-To: Take Advantage of Twitter’s New Profile Layout

From using larger images to showing off your best tweets, Twitter's new profile layout is designed with you and your business in mind

Twitter’s new profile views offer larger profile photos, wider cover photos, and tweets you can…

By Patrick Austin

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Sean "P. Diddy" Combs was fired by Andre Harrell as a 21-year-old exec at Uptown Records early in his career. Today, Combs has gone on to build a more than $300-million-dollar empire, with an expanding list of ventures under Bad Boy Worldwide Entertainment Group: Sean John Clothing and Sean by Sean; a movie production company; his own Ciroc vodka; his own fragrance; reality TV shows; a solo music career, as well as his collaboration with artists Dirty Money; and an acting career, including a role in the Oscar-winning Monster's Ball.

Sean Diddy Combs is Schooling Tomorrows CEOs

The hip-hop mogul supports youth program and sets the example that hard work pays off

Combs’ brand Sean John is a sponsor of NFTE’s World Series of Innovation

By Carolyn M. Brown

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5 Hottest Industries To Start A Business Right Now

These high demand and fast growing sectors present the greatest money making opportunities for start-ups

IBISWorld has identified the following top industries with low barriers to entry and strong revenue…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Diddy’s Revolt: 3 Lessons On Disruption, Reinvention & Millennials Changing the Game

Sean Combs talks evolution of music TV at NYC upfront event

Sean “Diddy” Combs, along with Revolt TV executives and staff, held an upfront event in…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Earth Day 2014: How One Poet Uses Her Art To Save a Community

She uses her poetry in the spirit of activism to bring dignity and awareness to a population often dismissed and ignored

Crystal Good’s lineage in West Virginia is six generations deep

By Sonia Alleyne

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The Origins of The Baltimore African American Festival

A celebration of life, music and culture

This year, the festival’s theme is “Happy”

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Ways to Ease Anxiety at the Office

Easy habits to keep you from stressing over stress

Tips on how to keep stress at bay while keeping your cool

By Suncear Scretchen

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The World’s Smartest Companies List Revealed

MIT Top 50 list of hottest innovators right now

Google is the world’s third smartest company according to a new list by MIT Technology…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Michigan’s Affirmative Action Ban Upheld by The Supreme Court

Judges vote 8-7 in historic ruling

Proving, once again, the bi-partisan mindset in government today

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Ways to Stay Healthy at the Office – from AM to PM

Life coach and Author Stacia Pierce, offers tips on staying on top of the health game during the workday

Sitting at a desk for hours on end each week for an extended number of…

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This Teenpreneur’s Mobile Dance Studio Is Making Money, Eradicating Child Obesity

5 tips to help launch your business on wheels

Alexander also teaches classes on healthy eating and wellness

By Carolyn M. Brown

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How Floyd Mayweather Jr., Became Boxing’s “Money King”

Boxing’s undisputed champ headlines our list of the most influential in sports

An empire built with a team of 11

By Alan Hughes

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6 Ways to Avoid Getting Stumped by Sharks

Every entrepreneur should be able to answer these questions

Entrepreneurs should be aware of some of the information potential investors are looking for and…

By Alan Hughes

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Meet Angel Investor and ABC Shark Tank’s Head of Diversity Rodney Sampson

Exclusive one-on-one interview at the 2014 Entrepreneurs Conference

“Where Deals Are Made,” the slogan of the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo, also…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Cool Jobs: Van Adams’ Mix of Sports, STEM and Business a Recipe for Success

Leader talks male-dominated industry and how to play to win

We have good news for you. You can have a cool career and make a…

By Mia N. Hall

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Rev. Jesse Jackson to be Honored at Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference

Don Jackson, Chairman and CEO Central City Production will be presented with the Trailblazer Award

Reverend Jackson has been called the “Conscience of the Nation” and “the Great Unifier,” challenging…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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5 Mistakes To Avoid When Hiring Relatives

Here's how to hire and work harmoniously with family members to help run your business

Family members can be part owners of the business, but they don’t have to work…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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T.D. Jakes: Sowing the Seeds of Prosperity

T.D. Jakes has grown a bountiful brand as a media mogul with a business enterprise encompassing film, books, music, and live events

Jakes hails from four generations of entrepreneurs. He asserts, “I was entrepreneurial before I was…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Hip-Hop’s Wealthiest Artists for 2014

Who comes out on top between Jay Z, Dr. Dre and Puff?

3 of the 5 on the list are from New York

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Christopher Carbone used writer Mikki Kendall's photo as an avatar for #RaceSwapExp, and was deluged with hateful responses.

Man Uses Black Female Picture on Twitter For #RaceSwapExp, Receives Hate Speech

During Suey Park's protest against Colbert, Carbone participated in #RaceSwapExp, where he used a black avatar instead of his normal one

Are you surprised?

By Patrick Austin

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Urban Business Roundtable Spotlight On Financial Education Champion Ryan C. Mack

More on the entrepreneurs, business strategies and economic news featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable: Optimum Institute of Economic Empowerment President Ryan Mack…

By Pepper Miller

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World’s Worst Job: Long Hours, Tough Duties….Oh, and No Pay

'Gotcha' ad sheds light on 'skills gap vs unrealistic requirements' debate

A recent clever ad campaign nods at unrealistic job duties and the question of whether…

By Janell Hazelwood

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If banks turn down your request for financing, consider a factor

Are You Really Ready for Outside Investment?

Ask yourself these 7 questions before looking to raise capital

“The first thing is asking yourself, ‘Are you really, really ready to raise money?’”

By Alan Hughes

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MLB Exec Wendy Lewis Talks Jackie Robinson Day, Supplier Diversity Summit

MLB's Supplier Diversity Summit this year coincides with Jackie Robinson Day

Wendy Lewis talks the business of baseball and diversity

By Darren Sands

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Small Business Tax Tips for Last Minute Filers

Here’s how to minimize your tax woes and ease the stress

Here’s a few valuable tips to help business owners with tax planning, preparation and preventative…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Baltimore African American Festival: 10 Facts of Performer Brandy

Are you sure you know all about Brandy?

Will you be attending the festival?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Harlem Tenants Fight Landlord Who Allegedly Won’t Make Repairs

What should you do if you're in a situation where your apartment really needs repairs, and you're not getting cooperation?

These Harlem tenants aren’t happy with their landlord

By Sheiresa Ngo

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#FamousLies: 3 Career Fibs That Could Ruin Your Future

Understand the myths and lies in order to avoid professional flops

These work-related myths and lies could make or break your career.

By Janell Hazelwood

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‘Shaq Attacks’ Macy’s With New Suit Collection

Do you find suits in your size?

Former NBA player wants to launch his new line of men’s suits called “The Shaquille…

By Claudio E. Cabrera

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B.E. Entrepreneurs Conference: Meet Our A.G. Gaston Award Recipients

When more than 1,000 entrepreneurs gather at the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo in…

By Derek T. Dingle

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New Tax Tool Helps LGBT Couples With Filings To Avoid Costly Mistakes

Online resource offers state-by-state guidance

Tax law remains one of the most complex and nuanced issues impacting the LGBT community

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Here's your shot to help continue to grow one of the black media world's most respected brands

Come join us!

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Funnyman Kevin Hart Takes His Business Seriously

Don't call him an overnight success

Comedic actor opens up about his fans, ex-wife and 18 years in the business

By Carolyn M. Brown

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How a Business Loan Could Be Affected by Your Social Media Activity

This banker shares some insight on applying for a business loan

Your social media presence is something that some bankers are paying attention to, which may…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Condoleezza Appointed to Dropbox Board, Twitter Flips

Protesters are using #DropDropbox to show their disapproval at the appointment of Condoleezza Rice to Dropbox's Board of Directors

The site’s grievances with the choice lay in Rice’s past actions under the Bush Administration

By Patrick Austin

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Free Money? The Top 10 Grants Available to Black, Minority Business Owners

There is free money available to help aspiring and established small business owners

In fact, hundreds of black and minority-owned businesses each year receive such grant funding from…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Just Say No to Coffee Meetings: Effective or Nah?

Time management and kind declines are just business---not always personal

When it comes to effective networking, saying no is a business norm, but does that…

By Janell Hazelwood

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ABC Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran Shows How To Pitch Yourself and Your Business

Real estate mogul’s online course offers fundamental lessons

What is your business and how would your pitch sound?

By Carolyn M. Brown

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NFL Invests in Teaching and Educating Athletes on Entrepreneurship

NFL program looks to create more business owners

In an effort to encourage entrepreneurship and teach sound business decision making to current and…

By Alan Hughes

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Love and Money: Should You File a Joint Tax Return?

When you choose married filing separately, you and your spouse file two separate tax returns instead of one joint return

Here’s some information to help you decide

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Don’t Just Save Black Boys, Redeem Black Men

We must fight for lawful alternatives and for productive, economically viable pathways to opportunities for black men

We can not forget about black men

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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3 Lessons to Teach Your Kids About Money

Does your child understand the basics of money?

It is very tempting to give children allowances, but this does not teach them that…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Major League Baseball Seeks Minority Suppliers at Business Summit

Yankees host diversity summit career and trade fair event in New York

Could you be one of these suppliers?

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Merrill Lynch’s Racquel Oden Discusses Her Efforts to Diversify Wall Street

Exec looks to increase minority representation in finance

A real wealth-building strategy requires more than just saving and ensuring your portfolio beats benchmarks

By Alan Hughes

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Tech Entrepreneur Talks Success, Lack of Blacks in Tech Field

CEO talks business, IT and why there are so few blacks in the industry

The 19-year-old Southfield, Michigan-based company provides a host of IT consulting and staffing services to…

By Alan Hughes

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2014 Entrepreneurs Conference: Capital Raising Moves to Help Start, Grow Your Business

This CEO secured a $5 million line of credit as a result of attending last year's event

In addition to accessing capital, conference topics will run the gamut from how to get…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Celebrities Who Delivered Obama’s Affordable Care Act Enrollment Victory

More than 100 celebrity endorsers pushed the "get covered" message through public service service announcements, radio appearances and tweets

Key to surpassing President Obama’s goal for HealthCare.govesignups by the March 31 deadline – and…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Money Motivation: Does Growing Up With a Silver Spoon Foster or Inhibit Boss Moves?

Anderson Cooper's insights on inheritance raises question on young ambition

One of my favorite media crushes professionals was recently interviewed by shock jock Howard Stern,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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4 Ways To Boost Your Money IQ For Financial Literacy Month

A simple regimen to help you commit—or recommit—to your financial education.

Boost your IQ with these proven steps

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Power Women of the Diaspora: Two Females Forge Global Bonds in the Heart of Harlem

How Harlem Shake founders found success in meshing cultures and diverse talents

Harlem Shake partners Jelena Pasic and Dardra Coaxum have found that by embracing diversity and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Former NBA All-Star Continues Business Success, Launches Ad Agency

What's next for the successful athlete/entrepreneur?

His partner in the latest venture is Jonathan Sackett and the name of the company…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE

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Work & Watch: 6 Career-Inspiring Shows Not To Miss

These will intrigue and inspire---or at least provide a much-needed mental vacation

Check out six stand-out shows with career themes that will intrigue and inspire—or at least…

By Janell Hazelwood

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No, No, No! 9 Ways to Turn That Into a ‘Yes’ for Business Success

Master negotiator cites the power of 'no' to get what you want

At the core of virtually all business transactions is the art of negotiating

By Alan Hughes

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Business Lessons from the First Lady’s China Visit

Michelle Obama's use of ‘guanxi’ can be employed by entrepreneurs

The Chinese value relationships that are anchored in mutual trust and take two forms: trust…

By Alan Hughes

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Why Critics of Historic NCAA Union Labor Ruling Are Missing The Point

Unions have a vital role in the health and safety of athletes, Bill Spriggs writes

Do you agree with the idea of a college basketball union for student athletes?

By BLACK ENTERPRISE

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SBA’s New Head Expected to Increase Access to Capital for Minorities

Senate confirmed appointee says "this is not your grandfather's SBA"

That will be the charge of the SBA’s new Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet

By Carolyn M. Brown

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B.E. Entrepreneurs Conference: Black America’s Most Historic Entrepreneurs

The 25th anniversary of the BE 100s is upon us

When BLACK ENTERPRISE presented the A.G. Gaston Lifetime Achievement Award honoring entrepreneurial excellence at its…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Oprah Winfrey and Maria Shriver Discuss Living Paycheck To Paycheck

Town Hall taping airs Sunday, March 30 on OWN

Nearly half of all Americans live paycheck to paycheck. Oprah Winfrey and Maria Shriver address…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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REGISTER NOW: Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit’s 10th Anniversary

It will be a landmark year for the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit in…

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Watch Sonia Alleyne’s Interview with Venus Williams at This Year’s Women of Power Summit [Video]

Venus Williams was one of the featured speakers at this year’s Women of Power Summit.

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