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#SMW Lagos 2016: On Building a Healthy Company Culture

Employees respond to more than just a salary

When we started we knew we couldn’t pay, so we deliberately told ourselves to build…

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Black History Month: Colin Powell, U.S. Secretary of State

29 days of modern black history makers

Retired four-star U.S. Army general Colin Powell became the 65th U.S. Secretary of State in…

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This CEO Knows the Secret to Franchise Success

Brian Joubert, CEO of L&B Tax Service, offers tips on building and growing a franchise

“You can’t beat the financial and social freedom that [a franchise] provides, essentially allowing you…

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Zuckerberg Sends Warning to Employees For Altering “Black Lives Matter” Slogan

Facebook founder issues harsh memo after "Black Lives Matter" slogan is altered at the company's headquarters

Apparently, some Facebook employees take issue with “Black Lives Matter.”

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Nissan Leaf Security Hole Exposes Hacking Vulnerabilities of Connected Cars

Security experts find troubling vulnerability in the Nissan Leaf electric car

Some seriously lax security found on a Nissan electric vehicle underscores need for stricter security…

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[RECAP] #BEWPS Twitter Chat: The Challenges of Being a Professional Woman

Those seeking advice on how to find the silver lining during a career crisis found answers

On Thursday, Feb. 25, the #BEWPS Twitter Chat took place at 2:00 p.m. EDT. Caroline…

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#SMW Lagos 2016: The Power of Media and Influence

Consistent use of a digital platform can position you as an expert

Day 2 of SMWLagos was all about the power of media and influence. Attendees got…

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When It’s a Free Gift, It’s Going to Cost You

Want to get better control of your spending? Stop being bamboozled by the word "free."

Stop being bamboozled by the word “free.”

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Then & Now: 10 Global Influencers of Color in Activism, Arts, Fashion and More

Innovators who set legacies and the international members of the new school carrying the torch

As we continue to celebrate Black History Month, here’s 10 global influencers of color from…

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Can’t Afford Tuition Here? College is Free in Europe

And many classes are taught entirely in English

American students are paying no or low-cost college tuition in Europe. Unless you’re getting generous…

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[RECAP] Black Enterprise Candidate Watch – Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016

Political news curated for our audience

Check out the BE Candidate Watch on Periscope, every Wednesday morning at 10:30AM EST. You’ll…

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#WhichHillary? Twitter Users Voice Concerns with Clinton’s Record

On Thursday #WhichHillary became the top trending hashtag on Twitter after a Black Lives Matter activist was kicked out of predominately white fundraiser

On Thursday morning, Twitter users voiced their displeasure with presidential candidate Hillary Clinton using the…

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Black History Month: Updates Around the Country

Here are the latest updates for Black History Month coverage taking place across the country

Here are the latest updates of Black History Month, from events and television shows to…

By Cristie Leondis

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Shark Tank’s Mark Cuban: Presidential Candidates Appear Technologically Illiterate

“This isn’t about the age of the candidates. It’s about their knowledge."

‘Shark Tank’ shark Mark Cuban weighs in on the importance of technological-savvy in a president,…

By Samara Lynn

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Black History Month: Condoleezza Rice, U.S. Secretary of State

29 days of modern black history makers

In January 2005 Condoleezza Rice became the first African American woman to serve as Secretary…

By Safon Floyd

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[Op Ed] Race and Loathing in South Carolina Presidential Primaries

Why the stakes are so high for the GOP and Democrats

Known for its rough-and-tumble politics, the pivotal GOP and Democratic presidential primaries, respectively, show two…

By Derek T. Dingle

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HBCU Students at Apple

An Immersive Experience For HBCU Scholars at Apple

Apple and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund provide an immersive experience for HBCU students

Students are provided a unique opportunity to prepare for internships at Apple.

By Samara Lynn

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Carla Hayden

President Obama Nominates First African American to Head Library of Congress

Carla Hayden has been nominated as 14th Librarian of Congress

President Obama nominates Carla Hayden as new head of the Library of Congress, making her…

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7 Must-Haves For Women of Power Summit

Everything you need for a successful summit, and then some

As we gear up for the 2016 Women of Power Summit, BlackEnterprise.com wants nothing more…

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Whenever most people think about the Academy Awards, it’s the actors, actresses and directors that often come to mind first. (Congratulations to Octavia Spencer on joining the short list of African American Oscar winners during the 84th Annual Academy Awards.) However, there are dozens of other categories that highlight the hard work of Hollywood’s behind-the-scenes players. For instance, the categories of Best Original Song and Best Original Score feature several African American winners. Here are seven oftentimes forgotten names from the world of music on the list of African American winners. —Darralynn Hutson

[Op-Ed] The Academy Awards and Diversity

The check-the-box mentality is all too common in many aspects of business

The racial and ethnic composition of the Academy does not reflect the American movie going…

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Cultural bias

Ask Sheree: When an Employee Suffers Cultural Bias

What should I do when I sense that my manager is culturally biased against me?
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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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