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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

By Courtney Connley

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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

By Courtney Connley

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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…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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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

By Courtney Connley

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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?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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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

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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?

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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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Twitter's new profile views offer larger profile photos, wider cover photos, and tweets you can pin to your page.

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

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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?

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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

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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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16 Powerful Pledges to Educate Our Daughters in STEM

How important is STEM education?

At this year’s Women of Power Summit, BLACK ENTERPRISE produced with support from the Bill…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Power Women of the Diaspora: Facebook Chief of Staff Defines Her Career on Her Own Terms

How Morin Oluwole transitioned from science to successful social media career

How Morin Oluwole transitioned from science to success social media career at Facebook.

By Kandia Johnson

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Women’s History Month: Joanne Berger-Sweeney First Black Female President at Trinity College

Leading administrator brings neuroscience and business management experience

Joanne Berger-Sweeney, Ph.D. becomes first African American and female president at Trinity College in Connecticut.

By Janell Hazelwood

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BlackBerry, Red Lobster, and Four Other Big Brands That Could Go Out of Business

Six companies in dire need of reshaping their business models

Did you ever think these brands would close their doors?

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Have a Bad Credit Score? Here’s 4 Ways to Increase It

What is your current credit score?

After struggling for years with credit issues, you’ve put a plan in place to develop…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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The Pharrell Effect: Millennials, Find Your ‘Buffalo Hat’ Moment

How to capture that 'it' chance or trait and leverage it for big wins

Musician Pharrell Williams gained global attention with his buffalo hat. Millennials, here’s how you capture…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Couple Who Survived Hurricane Katrina Help People Unwind With New Business

Painting With a Twist expands its 'Paint and Sip' franchise

Kermie and Algy Irvin Jr., own two Painting with a Twist enterprises in the Greater…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Young Leaders: Karen Civil Talks Fighting Female Stereotypes in the Hip-Hop & Media Industries

Branding strategist gives tips for success for young women

Brand strategist and entertainment professional Karen Civil shares how young women can succeed in male-dominated…

By Daron Pressley

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Howard University Professor Gives Tips on Handling Economic Stress in New Book

Author Robert M. Brown III talks about managing the emotional impact of money trouble

Have you ever dealt with a lot of stress?

By Sheiresa Ngo

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American Workers Still Struggling to Save for Retirement

TIAA-CREF survey shows significant savings gap

The TIAA-CREF Lifetime Income Survey found that 65% of Americans are saving 10% or less…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Black Author Provides His 5 Tips to Raising Successful Children in New Book

Author of the new book 'Raising Supaman' shares his keys to parenting

The entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and writer believes great kids don’t happen by accident

By Alisa Gumbs

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Lost Control of Your Finances? Here’s 5 Ways to Get Back on Track

Have you been terrible with handling money?

Everyone struggles with money at some point in their lives

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Mama Glow Author and Entrepreneur, Latham Thomas Shares Secrets to Her Success

This Wellness Expert is all about spreading the Glow

Wellness entrepreneur, Latham Thomas defines the title of her book Mama Glow as a “certain…

By Suncear Scretchen

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Dr. Ian Challenges You to Get Healthier

The best-selling author believes there are no excuses to leading a healthier lifestyle

Dr. Ian sat down with BE for a quick chat on how folks can get…

By Suncear Scretchen

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Are You an Unemployed College Grad? Here’s How to Manage Your Money

Were you unemployed after graduating school? Do you know of anyone who is?

Several factors are affecting the job market: the unstable economy, outsourcing, and baby boomers delaying…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Why This Executive Invests Her Own Money to Help Women Open Their Businesses

Lorine Pendleton is leveling the playing field for women entrepreneurs

She currently serves as the US director of business development at the global law firm,…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Are You Self-Employed? Here’s Are 5 Tax Tips You Need to Know

Here are five rules the IRS wants entrepreneurs to know

Filing taxes can get a little messy for self-employed individuals, particularly those who are artists

By Carolyn M. Brown

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How One Entrepreneur Preserves Our History

The HistoryMakers enlightens, entertains and educates the public, helping to refashion a more inclusive record of American history

For 20 years, the mission of Julieanna Richardson, HistoryMaker’s passionate, energetic founder and executive director,…

By Derek T. Dingle

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The Importance of Making Connections at Business Conferences

Here’s how an entrepreneur grows his business by networking at conferences

For Facility Interiors, relationships often are forged at business conferences

By Alan Hughes

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<ul> 	<li><strong>Salary is inadequate:</strong></li> </ul> <strong> </strong>If you’re barely making ends meet when it comes to your bills, debt payments or providing for your family, then either you’re not budgeting correctly or your salary is too low.  If it’s the latter, Price suggests that you seek another job.  “If you don’t feel like you’re being compensated enough to handle living arrangements then something has to change,” he says.  “If you can look for another job that pays more then by all means go and pursue that.”

Are You Living Paycheck to Paycheck? [Infographic]

If you’re barely making ends meet when it comes to your bills, debt payments or…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Power Women of the Diaspora: Young Leader Talks Creating International Network of Women

How Lilian Ajayi seeks to take power networking to the next level

Lilian Ajayi, founder of Global Connections for Women (GC4W), discusses why connecting women for empowering…

By Kandia Johnson

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For Greg Anthony at the Final Four, Another Unforeseen Milestone

Greg Anthony will call the Final Four alongside Jim Nantz and Steve Kerr

It’s the latest move in a career full of unexpected twists and turns

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3. Do seek "trade credit" from vendors and suppliers. 

Too many entrepreneurs dream of going to a bank and getting a business loan or line of credit for their enterprise. But maybe you don’t need a traditional bank loan at all to launch or grow your business. 

If you can get your vendors and suppliers to agree to provide you with trade credit---i.e., the ability to pay for goods and services over time---you can creatively and more frugally run your operations.

4 Things You Should Know About Bartering

Learn the rules so you can stay out of trouble with the IRS

Bartering can help you save money. However, it's important to be aware of the tax…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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‘brownbelle’ Entrepreneur Gets Customers — and Creatives — ‘Tied’ up in a Lifestyle

Washington, D.C.-based brownbelle is helping to redefine what's possible for creatives and customers alike

brownbelle creator Mariama Bramble at Fashion Bomb Daily’s ‘Cocktails with Claire’ event in Washington, D.C.
For…

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Charity Impersonation Listed as One of the IRS “Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams

Don't donate blindly

Each year, the IRS releases its list of “dirty dozen” tax scams to watch out…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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What Playing Sports Can Teach You About Business

I participated in basketball during my high school and college years, embracing and enjoying that period of play and comradeship

As long as I can remember, I have been involved in organized ball as a…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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Personal Finance Word of the Day: Mid-Cap Fund

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Word of the day: Mid-cap fund
A mid-cap fund is a type of stock fund that…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Black Trucking Magnate Discusses Move into Industry and his Success

Investor explains why he acquired niche trucking company

It’s a scalable business. It’s a very large business. It’s a business you can build…

By Alan Hughes

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Singer Estelle Talks the Power of Women and Importance of Global Boss Moves

Grammy-award winning artist and label founder inspires next generation

Grammy award-winning artist and New London Records founder Estelle talks about the true power of…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Don’t Get Hustled In Your Search for a Good Side-Hustle

Looking for a free, easy, fast way to get money? Then scam artists and other predators are looking for YOU

Know the signs of a bogus business or work-at-home opportunity

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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A New FICO Scoring Model is Coming Your Way

The credit-scoring leader announces updates

FICO announced recently that the newest credit scoring model is coming soon. Known as FICO…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Personal Finance Word of the Day: Tax Avoidance Transaction

Your daily money bite

Tax season is upon us

By Sheiresa Ngo

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A Woman of Power attendee asks the panel how audience members can encourage more African American female students to embrace STEM fields.

Women of Power: Why We Must Educate Our Daughters in STEM

Gates Foundation and leaders explore challenges and solutions

At the Black Enterprise Women of Power summit, leaders talked importance of educating girls in…

By Derek T. Dingle

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How this BE 100′s Company Survived Last Year’s Sequestration

Your daily money bite

When the government shut down last year, it created a very challenging business climate for…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Morehouse College President Talks ‘Education Crisis’ Facing Young Black Men

Morehouse president discusses "My Brother's Keeper" and what else needs to be done

The first thing we have to do is recognize that it’s a very serious issue

By Alan Hughes

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7 Keys to Rebranding Your Business

Executing a new company identity must be done strategically

Blue helped his 60-year old company successfully implement a corporate rebranding effort

By Alan Hughes

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Junior Senator Cory Booker Faces Off With The Most Polarized Congress In American History

The hyperconnected NJ senator is eager to enact policies that will shape the nation

It was within a week of being sworn into the U.S. Senate that former Newark…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Michael Yormark Leaves the Florida Panthers for Roc Nation

Twin brother of Brett Yormark is president of Roc Nation Sports

Mr. Yormark helped bring more concerts and events to Sunrise Arena, home of the Florida…

By Darren Sands

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The Microsoft founder has given away over $23 billion thanks to his philanthropic organization.

Bill Gates is, Again, the Richest Person in the World

He's stepped down as Chairman at Microsoft, but will be helping new CEO Satya Nadella as his Technology Advisor

Microsoft stock rose and so did Gates’ bank account

By Patrick Austin

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The Road Traveled Alone: How Millennials Can Find Motivation In Challenging Environments

Four steps to get support you need for strategic career trouble-shooting

Sometimes, the road to success is a lonely one, especially for millennials in challenging environments.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women’s History Month: ‘The Hip-Hop Professional’ Talks Gaining Career Longevity

Music exec-turned-entrepreneur shares three tips for success

Music industry vet and entrepreneur Shanti Das shares three keys to longevity and career success…

By Janell Hazelwood

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The actor Brandon Dirden depicts Dr. Martin Luther King in the new Broadway play 'All the Way'.

Dr. King, the Politico: On a Grand Stage, an Awakened Truth

Brandon Dirden plays Dr. Martin Luther King, 'architect of peace', in Broadway's 'All the Way'

For Mr. Dirden, that audiences learn the significance of Dr. King’s political role in helping…

By Darren Sands

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2. Reduce debt

Consumer Reports has found that in late 2011, 14 million Americans were still paying off their holiday bills from 2010. If you haven't been able to get out of credit card debt on your own, try boosting your financial fitness by joining a free financial boot camp offered online like MyMoneyCircles.com. This practical, step-by-step program, which I help lead with a team of experts, will help you reduce debt, figure out how to save money and reach a host of financial goals, including all of the financial New Year’s resolutions on this list.

Personal Finance Word of the Day: Amortization

Your daily money bite

Have you ever done this?

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First Major Hotel to be Owned by Black Firm to Open in Philly

Plans to develop black-owned boutique hotel at city landmark

Are you familiar with this area of Philly?

By Alan Hughes

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Women of Power: One-on-One with Tennis Phenom Venus Williams

Pro talks competitive upbringing, overcoming loses, and managing autoimmune illness

At the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit, tennis pro and entrepreneur Venus Williams talks…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Should You Do a Crowdfunding Campaign?

Where to Go to Crowdfund Your College Tuition

Students think like entrepreneurs to meet school expenses

The average cost of tuition, fees, and room and board at a private, nonprofit, four-year…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Black History Month: 5 Lessons From 5 Business Legends

Check out the 5 business legends who paved the way for many of the world's black business leaders

Guess who is on this list

By Derek T. Dingle

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Jackson will play a key role in Obama's plan to generate green jobs.

Women of Power: One-on-One with Apple Environmental Executive Lisa Jackson

Former EPA chief talks facing career challenges and thriving under pressure

At the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit, former EPA chief Lisa Jackson discussed her…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women of Power: 3 Tips to Maximize LinkedIn for Professional Success

Think beyond the basics to ensure you're getting the most from your experience

Social media expert S. Lynn Cooper shares tips for Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women of Power: Don’t Divest From Our Daughters; Invest In Our Sons

The ultimate success of black girls hinges on ending the assault on black boys

But we must invest in our sons–not just in their survival–but their success

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Cool Jobs: Television Executive Micheline Bowman Balances Career and Side Hustle

Fox News’ Micheline Bowman has more than 15 years experience in television and has a…

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Women of Power: 10 Black Industry Leaders in Television and Film

Though the representation of women of color on TV and in film is still lagging…

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