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Nerd Power: From Engineers to Entrepreneurs

Many engineers are hesitant to strike out on their own as entrepreneurs. But there are rich rewards for those who do

“For minorities, many who grow up in underprivileged communities, if you, for instance, go to…

By Samara Lynn

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Minute Weave Raises Over $15,000 On Kickstarter

This black family business got 101 backers for their hair weaving system in 30 days using crowdfunding

Minute Weave is a quick-weave installation and styling system founded by a family of engineers,…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Magic Johnson

Magic Johnson to Give $2.5M in Scholarships to SC State

Urges the 'socially responsible' to support HBCUs

I am overjoyed by the opportunity to continue my commitment to higher education through my…

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American Black Film Festival

American Black Film Festival Encores at BET Experience

The festival travels from Miami to L.A. for two days of films and master classes.

Catch the encore of the American Black Film Festival at BET Experience, June 24-26.

By Safon Floyd

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Steve Harvey

Steve Harvey Delivers Commencement Address at Alabama State

Beloved TV personality is awarded an honorary doctorate

“Success is for yourself. Great people change other people’s lives.… Take this degree and go…

By Robin White Goode

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Muhammad Ali

Remembering Muhammad Ali: 10 Takeaways From Will Smith’s Interview With Oprah Winfrey

Revelations from OWN’s rebroadcast of the interview with Smith and Ali

In memory of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali, OWN presented a special re-airing of the boxer’s…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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rainbow fashion

Rainbow Fashion Week Is Going Green And Making Queer Style A Movement

Designer Jag Beckford is mixing fashion and social responsibility during her annual New York LGBT pre-Pride event

Rainbow Fashion Week “RFW” is returning to New York City for the third consecutive year,…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Prince

Prince Inducted Into Apollo Theater’s Walk of Fame

The icon receives a commemorative plaque in recognition for his contribution to music and humanity at large

Legendary, iconic musician, Prince, inducted into Harlem’s Apollo Theater Walk of Fame with emotional ceremony.…

By Safon Floyd

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nonwhite teacher pipeline

The Crucial Need to Expand the Non-White Teacher Pipeline

Marian Wright Edelman of the Children’s Defense Fund

I hope many or most of them will become public school teachers who love, respect,…

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financial literacy

The “Budgetnista” Helps New Jersey Kids with Financial Literacy Bill

NJ effort to make financial education the law

“One of the most important lessons a person can learn is how to manage…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Niece

How I Fired My Niece and Lived to Tell the Tale

Sometimes the two words “family” and “business” simply should not go together

Sometimes, the two words “family” and “business” simply should not go together.
My only sister, Dr.…

By Black Enterprise

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Women summit

3 Reasons Why You Should Live Stream the United State of Women Summit on June 14

Livestream #StateofWomen Summit on Tuesday, June 14.

On Tuesday, June 14, the White House is welcoming over 5,000 women to the United State of…

By Kandia Johnson

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Laverne Cox

Actress Laverne Cox Joins Marriott Rewards #LoveTravels Pride Celebration

'Orange Is The New Black' breakout star honors LGBTQ lives in the nation’s capital

‘Orange Is The New Black’ breakout star honors LGBTQ lives in the nation’s capital.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Young women

These Young Women Prove Collaboration Wins Over Competition

Ready to get ahead in your career? Think collaboration vs. competition

The trailblazers behind The Powerful Women’s Weekend represent a new breed of entrepreneurs and change makers—ones…

By Kandia Johnson

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Career days

School Career Days Can Show Kids What’s Possible

Harlem Children's Zone offers a peek inside the lives of professionals

Adults from all walks of life offered the students a peek inside their professional lives:…

By Robin White Goode

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Storytelling

Storytelling Sets These Trailblazers Apart

Eric Thomas and Marcus Burrell share tips on how to build a standout brand

Eric Thomas and Marcus Burrell share tips on how to build a standout brand. 

By Kandia Johnson

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inclusion

Are Diversity and Inclusion Good For Business?

Attitudes born out of our own individual upbringing and conditioning informs a company’s culture

Attitudes born out of our own individual upbringing and conditioning informs a company’s culture.

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Orlando

Orlando Massacre Was an LGBT-Hate Crime, Not a Radical Islamic Terrorist Act

The focus should be on gun control and protections against LGBT people not alleged ties to ISIS

Make no mistake about it that the devastating and massacre that took place at Orlando’s…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Work

This Former Model Taught Miss USA How to Work a Room And It Paid Off

Expert runway coach, Lu Sierra shares strategies for killer confidence

As the woman who’s coached five of the top 10 ladies of Miss USA 2016, including the…

By Kandia Johnson

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Work

Who Wants to Work Past 70?

You may have to.

Find out why 1 in 4 Americans expect to retire after 70, if at all.

By Safon Floyd

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How To

T-Shirt Business

How to Start a Profitable T-Shirt Business

T-shirts are contemporary wardrobe staples for men, women, and children today. Building an online T-shirt…

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How to Invest in Cannabis Stocks

While some stocks in these sectors have been high fliers, even more have gone bust…

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