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Qualities to Look for in a School—Does Your Child’s School Have Them?

School environment can make a huge difference in your child’s academic success

But what is the right school environment? Especially for black boys, who are more likely…

By Robin White Goode

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networking event

10 Ways to Tell Whether a Networking Event Will Be Worth Your Time Before You Go

How can you tell whether a business mastermind or certain networking event is worth your time or not?

The value of any business mastermind or networking group is at the intersection of the…

By Selena Hill

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deal

Seal the Deal with Four Proven Closing Techniques

This is how you close a deal

Communication is key when trying to make a sale. Learn four proven closing techniques and…

By Stephanie Chung

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Verizon

Verizon Is Sending A Big Message to its Customers With This Change

Having low or no credit and signing up without a contract are no problem with Verizon's Fios Prepaid service

Verizon is the first of the big cable and broadband providers to provide prepaid, month-to-month…

By Samara Lynn

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50 Greatest Leaders

Blacks Who Made Fortune’s ‘World’s 50 Greatest Leaders’ List

Activists, athletes, rhymers, and business people were among the blacks named to Fortune's esteemed yearly listing

Several African Americans and black people from the African diaspora have been named with other…

By Samara Lynn

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reads

In Case You Missed It: Powerful Reads That Will Help You Recharge This Weekend

Take a look at these stories that will give you the second-wind you need after a long week

A great way to recharge after a long week is with a few good reads…

By Selena Hill

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2017 Stellar Award Nominee Latice Crawford Shares Her #techieTips

The BET 'Sunday Best' alumna has been nominated Contemporary Female Vocalist of the Year for the 2017 Stellar Awards

This weekend, thousands will journey to Las Vegas with their favorite tech swag, ready to…

By Nathaniel J.

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Franchising

8 Industries That Lend Themselves to Franchising Well

What are some industries that currently lend themselves to franchising well? Why?

Members of the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) talk about the industries that currently lend themselves…

By Selena Hill

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Lisa Phillips

Foreclosure Turned This Woman From Stressed Buyer to Savvy Investor

Don't let bad credit or large down payments stop you from making money in real estate

Real estate investor Lisa Phillips’ home foreclosed several years ago.  Because of that, she found an affordable real…

By Maryann Reid

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healthier lunches

Want Higher Test Scores? Eat Healthier Lunches

A new study shows that it really does matter what your child eats

Could there have been a connection between their notable achievements and their healthy diets? Perhaps.

By Robin White Goode

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Internet Privacy

Senate Republicans Kill Internet Privacy Requirements

Senate says Americans already have enough internet privacy, no need for further regulations

The issue is highly contested and split down party lines. Republicans and conservatives at the…

By Samara Lynn

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tech racism

A Week in Tech Racism

SXSW tackles racism; it's lonely being a black woman drone operator; and more tech and race-related coverage from this week

Why are chatbots turning racist?; SXSW festival features shocking crowdfunded documentary about the Michael Brown…

By Samara Lynn

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Shark Tank

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

Brandon Andrews talks business and social justice with the winner of the 2017 Values Partnerships SXSW Pitch Competition, Mbye Njie, founder and CEO of Legal Equalizer

On the Road with Shark Tank talks business and social justice with Legal Equalizer, winner…

By Brandon Andrews

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Howard West

Howard University Alum, Now a VP at Google, Opens Up About Howard West

A Google VP lauds the strategic partnership between Google and her alma mater, Howard University

The announcement that Google is opening up its Googleplex campus to students and faculty of…

By Samara Lynn

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salary negotiation

Ladies, Get Your 20% Back: 3 Tips for Salary Negotiation to Close the Wage Gap

It's time to level the playing field

In a business world where women still earn less than men, you can use salary…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Neil Gorsuch

NUL Pres. Marc Morial Says Neil Gorsuch Does Not Deserve to Serve on SCOTUS

The National Urban League president says Gorsuch has failed to demonstrate respect for the importance of protecting the civil rights

National Urban League President Marc Morial released a statement declaring that Neil Gorsuch does not…

By Selena Hill

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mastermind

Iron Sharpens Iron: Mastermind with Eric Thomas and Breathe University

An e-learning community platform that includes on-demand video courses, live events, and mastermind calls

Breathe University is a mastermind group that I use as a part of an arsenal…

By Elisha Lowe RN, BSN, MBA

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TV watching

Low-Income Five-Year-Olds Hurt by Too Much TV Watching

Highest income kids not affected at all

How much TV watching will hurt your kids’ math skills and ability to focus? That…

By Robin White Goode

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body odors

Nurse Alice: Body Odors You Should Never Ignore

Some smells can give clues about your health

Body odor can be a health status indicator. Here are 5 common body odors that…

By nursealice

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yeo

BE 7: Young Entrepreneurs Organization Executive Director, Ernest Ruffin, Jr.

This is a series where we ask seven questions to game-changing leaders in the nonprofit space

See how the Young Entrepreneurz Organization (YEO) is teaching 6-12th youth how to take their…

By Maryann Reid

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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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