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Time Inc. Plans to Sell Essence Magazine by the End of 2017

The largest magazine publisher in the world says it's seeking a new investor to help "unlock the value" at Essence

Time Inc. announced Monday that it is looking to sell a majority stake in Essence…

By Selena Hill

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Why Some Black-Owned Businesses Fail

And how to avoid these mistakes

Some black-owned business owners fail because they get in their own way, while many others…

By Shakira M. Brown

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These Free, Daylong Conferences Empower Young Women to Succeed

Developed by Soledad O’Brien, PowHERful Enrichment Conferences support diverse girls to and through college

The PowHERful Foundation offers young women in underserved communities the resources they need to succeed.…

By Robin White Goode

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Overcome Fear and Doubt and Go Ahead and Purchase That Franchise!

Tips on buying your first franchise, from a leading franchise expert

That silver bullet that’s going to push you over the line and make you say…

By Nancy E Williams

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roland martin

Roland Martin Launches New Lifestyle Website Called AllThat.TV

The mega media personality says AllThat.TV will enlighten and empower visitors on a range of topics

Roland Martin launched a new digital lifestyle website called AllThat.TV, which promises to enlighten, empower,…

By Selena Hill

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A Checklist to Optimize and Manage Your Professional Online Presence

Remember: your social media activity creates your online brand

Your online presence is just as important as your résumé. If you’re ready to attract…

By Kandia Johnson

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45 Great Moments in Black Business – No. 38: Indecorp Buys a $100 Million White-Owned Bank

This is a true "first-time ever," in black business history

Independence Bank of Chicago becomes the first African American financial institution to acquire a healthy…

By Derek T. Dingle

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O.J. Simpson

O.J. Simpson Legacy Sadly Won’t Include His Savvy as a Businessman and Franchisee

Another facet of the O.J. Simpson tragedy—not knowing what could have been

No one can estimate what fortune Simpson could have amassed or business empires he could…

By Samara Lynn

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Quick Tips to Plan Your Own “Girls Trip” Away From the Office

Rule 1: Make sure everyone gets along

Make it clear that extra guests, children, and significant others are not invited, because this…

By Claudine Williams

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Jay Ellis aka Lawrence from Insecure (Image: Ken Franklin)

Lawrence from ‘Insecure,’ aka Jay Ellis, Talks Tech

What can we expect from Woot-Woot in Season 2?

We met up with Ellis at his new restaurant in Beverly Hills and set down…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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This BE 100s Executive Could Be Up Against Kid Rock for Michigan Senate Seat

James would bring a military and business background to Washington D.C.

“John James has filed a committee with the FEC and is exploring a run for…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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45 Great Moments in Black Business – No. 39: Ronald Blaylock Seals $150 Million Deal

It was unprecedented—a black financial firm negotiated a multimillion deal for Texaco

Blaylock & Partners becomes the first minority-owned firm to serve as lead manager for…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Here’s How the Every Student Succeeds Act Could Help Gifted, Black Students

Honors education programs favor the white and wealthy

Gifted, honors, AP, and International Baccalaureate programs may become more diverse nationwide if requirements of…

By Robin White Goode

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Millennial Savings Trends: Coupon-Saving No Longer a Granny’s Game

Report finds that young professionals making competitive salaries still love a good bargain

Coupon cutting used to be a thing of stay-at-home-moms’ past or your granny’s favorite hobby…

By Janell Hazelwood

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45 Great Moments in Black Business – No. 40: The Auto Dealer That Broke The Billion-Dollar Barrier

His is one of the few black businesses to reach $1 billion in revenue

In 2005, he steered the first black-owned auto dealership to surpass $1 billion in sales,…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Randal Pinkett, one of the 2017 BE Modern Men

Meet the 2017 BE Modern Men: Week 1

The first crop of our 100 Men of Distinction share their advice for other men who want to have an extraordinary impact

Did you miss any of our first crop of BE Modern Men for 2017? 
This year’s…

By Alisa Gumbs

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Ed Department’s Office for Civil Rights to Become ‘Neutral, Impartial’

Will the rights of black students be protected?

Under the Obama administration, for example, the Office for Civil Rights determined that black students…

By Robin White Goode

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45 Great Moments in Black Business, No. 41: The Legacy of Commerce Secretary Ron Brown

His tragic death rocked the political and business world, yet, his legacy lives

Ronald Harmon Brown was a visionary leader who made things happen. Throughout his life, he…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Duke University Student Calls Out South Carolina’s ‘Corridor of Shame’

Schools across the country fail black students with impunity

As education editor at Black Enterprise I am deeply concerned about the flagrant inequities that…

By Robin White Goode

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The Democratic Party Widens the Racial Wealth Gap

Should African Americans rethink Democratic Party loyalty?

The DNC spent $759 million on contracts during the 2010 midterm elections; only 1.5% of…

By Jared Brown

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