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Glass Ceiling Inspiring Women to Business Ownership Women of Power: Conquering Self-Doubt to Achieve Success Women of Power: Legacy Award Honoree Myrlie Evers Williams Talks Life’s Work & Reinvention Women of Power Day Two: Professionals Start Day with Fitness and Empowerment Women of Power: 3 Top Apps to Make Networking a Cinch Master Connector Jodi Brockington Shares Insider Tips on Using Tech to Build Your Network Women of Power Summit Kicks Off In Boca Raton, Florida Why There Are So few Blacks In Pro Hockey Inside the Health and Fitness Regimen of BET’s 106 & Park, Free Dr.Ro Shares Nutrition Tips on BE’s #WorkWellnessWed Twitter Chat When Blogging Goes Wrong: 3 Common Branding Mistakes to Avoid Personal Finance Word of the Day: Adjusted Basis Samsung Galaxy S5 Unveiled at Mobile World Congress Tax Season 2014: Watch Out for Tax-Related Identity Theft Mobile World Conference 2014: 4 Things You Need to Know High Turnover: 3 Ways Managers Can Motivate Millennial Workers to Stay Learn How to Save Money During ‘America Saves’ Week How One Black Enterprise Reader is Helping Black-Owned Businesses Giveaway: Win Custom Jewelry at Women of Power Summit The White House Emphasizes the Importance of Enrollment in Affordable Health Care Infographic: Two-Income Households Struggle More Than Single Income Ones? Five Factors That Affect Your Credit Score Candy Crush Saga’s $500 Million IPO is Sweet But Its Future is Sour Cool Jobs: Young, Leading Stylist Talks Breaking Into Fashion and the Power of Mentor Mojo BBVA Acquires Mobile Banking Startup Simple for $117 Million #DrivingInnovation Twitter Chat Highlights the Do’s & Don’ts of Social Media Branding Do Men Still Earn More than Women? [Infographic] Top 5 Most Bizarre Employee Excuses for Being Late for Work Black Enterprise 2014 Woman of Power: Debra Lee How to Choose the Right Tax Filing Status TaylorMade ‘Speed Police’ to Golfers: Get Rid of Your Old Clubs Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe Is Out at CBS, ‘The NFL Today’ Black Enterprise 2014 Woman of Power: Lori Dickerson Fouché From Ballers To Businessmen: Here is Our All Star Roster of NBA Players Turned Franchisees Former NBA All Star Jamal Mashburn Slam Dunks in the Business Arena Looking for a Valentine’s Day Gift? Try Your Credit Report Love and Money: Dealing with Financial Crisis While in Love Love and Money: A Look at Valentine’s Day Shopping Behavior [Infographic] MetLife Offers Tips on Managing Love and Money 2014 Black Enterprise Woman of Power: Pamela Carter Plus Size Fashion Show at New York Fashion Week #SMW14: ‘Innovate or Die: How to Successfully Leverage Your Brand in the Age of Social Media’ White House Launches Education Summits Lawyer-Turned-Rapper Gilles Talks Trading in Courtrooms for Studios 8 Ways to Fight Drip Pricing Women of Power: Earning MBA Degrees in Record Numbers Spelman College President Beverly Tatum On Preparing the Next Gen of STEM Leaders What do Potential Employees Value Most in a Company? A Year Later: 2013 SBU Win Helps Lisa Jackson Net New Business Why President Obama’s New SBA Administrator Will Be Good for Minority Business Women of Power: CBS Corp.’s Josie Thomas Talks Diversity and Young Female Advancement 5 Steps for Creating the Perfect Office Fitness Challenge Black British Designer Debuts Collection At Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week Detroit’s New Economic Initiative Receives More Than $33 Million 2014 Black Enterprise Woman of Power: Helene Gayle Sports Biz Q&A: Grant Hill Reflects on All-Star Weekend, Discusses His Art Collection and Talks Duke’s Jabari Parker Verizon Executive Michelle Dutton Talks Women in STEM and the Importance of Exploring Technical Fields What to Look for in an IPO Ruben J. King-Shaw Jr., Reveals the ‘Excellent Opportunities’ in Domestic Healthcare 5 Tips to Help You Build a More Inspired and Productive Team in 2014 Black Enterprise’s Financial All-Stars: Aaron W. Smith Talks Raising Capital 5 Things You Should Know about Postnuptial Agreements 2014 Women of Power: Producers Shonda Rhimes and Mara Brock Akil Divorce and Your Finances: The Basics T.D. Jakes Joins Black Enterprise as Entrepreneurs Conference Returns to Columbus, Ohio ABC’s Shark Tank is Heading to Vegas 2014 Black Enterprise Woman of Power: Sam Club’s CEO Rosalind Brewer Ivy League Hoops, Ahead of The Curve in Coaching Diversity 3 Retirement Killers: Protect Yourself Now or Regret it Later Business Leader Frank Savage Details 4 Steps to ‘How to Win at Life’ Power Women of the Diaspora: Africa Fashion Week Founder Uses Passion to Rebrand Continent Women of Power: Dress for Success CEO Talks Work’s Inspiration and Passion in Profession Why Small Companies Can Compete Against Big Corporations Women of Power: Macy’s Shawn Outler Talks Retail Industry Boss Moves Beyond the Sales Floor Women of Power: Young Leader Teaches Girls Importance of ‘Going Global’ John W. 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How The NFL Is Tackling Homophobia 2014 Black Enterprise Woman of Power: Ursula Burns 4 Tips for Keeping Business and Personal Finances Separate Where to Find Small Business Opportunities in Africa Women of Power: Beauty Business Phenom Iman Shares Insights on Global Success Why Your Small Business Needs a Marketing Plan Bank President Talks Importance of Black Money Management Woman of Power: Olympic Champion and Super Bowl Correspondent Gabby Douglas to Star in Film Power Women of the Diaspora: Young Travelista Shares How Global Journeys Enriched Career 2014 Black Enterprise Woman of Power: Sheila Johnson is Making History in Sports Black Enterprise Editor Nominated for 2014 GLAAD Media Award NBA Exec Helps Athletes Prepare for Fortune and Fame Women of Power: Author & Political Strategist Talks Importance of Taking Risks Best-Selling Author Frans Johannsson: ‘Why Hard Work Alone Doesn’t Guarantee Success’ iUrban Teen Tech Founder Deena Pierott Introduces Teens to STEM Disciplines How Small Businesses Can Make Money Off Of Super Bowl XLVIII Women of Power: Author and TV Personality Star Jones Talks Power of Sisterhood Obama Uses State of the Union to Reset Presidency Maryland Home to Most Millionaire Families in USA; Tops in Black Families Minority Owned NYC Firm Lands Super Bowl Deal Women of Power: Former Girls Inc CEO Joyce Roche Shares Advice Top 5 Most Annoying—And Productivity-Stealing— Personalities in a Meeting Millennials: What’s the State of Your (Career) Union? Author and Life Coach Demetria Lucas Talks Branding and Reality TV Boss Moves EVP/CAO of Nationwide Insurance Gale King: ‘Why Leadership Matters’ Women of Power: Not Moving Up at Work? 3 Smart Steps to Assess Yourself and Advance Women of Power: Author and Business Consultant Audra Bohannon Talks Work-Life Balance 3 Surefire Signs That Event Has Nothing to Do With Professional Development Global Woman of Power Lisa Opoku Talks Tips for Managers on Team Building Life Insurance 101: The Dos and Dont’s of Buying Life Insurance U.S. Workers Lose Hope for Higher Wages and Job Security Networking Nuances: Learn From the Best, Woman of Power Debra Langford Meet the 1st Black Woman to Head a Publicly Traded Financial Institution How President Obama Will Achieve His ‘Year of Action’ Reinvention Mojo: What You Can Learn from Woman of Power Kelly Chapman Smart Money Moves from African-American Women of Power Women of Power: Nationwide Executive Gale King Talks Millennials and Branding for Advancement 10 Dumb Things We Do With Our Money Boss Moves Lessons from a Woman of Power: American Express EVP Glenda Goodly McNeal 10 Employee Training Mistakes to Avoid ‘Black Techies’ Hosts Hackathon to Honor Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ‘B The Change’ Campaign Rewards Businesses Used as a Force for Good Yeezy Taught Me: Five Ways Kanye’s Rants Inspire Career Revival Bankable Advice: 3 Major Career Lessons I’ve Learned From Millionaires Learn How This Former College Professor Got Her Black Doll Collection in Walmart Month of the Man: Hit-Making Producer Shares Three Steps for Career Success In Music Online Awards Lets Moviegoers Name The Best in Black Cinema Over The Past Year 5 Reasons More Execs will Choose Interim and Temp Roles Black Girls Code Wins First Place in Windows Azure Developers Competition 3 Habits For Better Money Outcomes in 2014 How This D.C. 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Glass Ceiling Inspiring Women to Business Ownership

Survey also shows men more likely to become serial entrepreneurs

BizBuySell study highlights trends shaping today’s market

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Women of Power: Conquering Self-Doubt to Achieve Success

Professional women explore concept of the 'imposter phenomenon'

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On day two of the…

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Women of Power: Legacy Award Honoree Myrlie Evers Williams Talks Life’s Work & Reinvention

Civil rights advocate shares insights on Medgar Evers and her upcoming memoire

At the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit, editorial director Sonia Alleyne sat down one-on-one…

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Women of Power Day Two: Professionals Start Day with Fitness and Empowerment

Professionals have full day of enriching seminars in store

Day two of the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit has begun with fitness and…

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Women of Power: 3 Top Apps to Make Networking a Cinch

Add fast, fun convenience to making quality connections with these tech tools

Three apps that make networking at any conference or professional convention convenient, fast and fun.

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Master Connector Jodi Brockington Shares Insider Tips on Using Tech to Build Your Network

Check out these tips on how to leverage social media for quality connections

At the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit in Boca Raton, Florida, master connector Jodi…

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Women of Power Summit Kicks Off In Boca Raton, Florida

Participants start events with Macy's shopping and pampering

Professionals and executives venture to sunny Florida as the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Why There Are So few Blacks In Pro Hockey

Ex-goaltender, first black NHL announcer talks business, race and sports

An entrepreneur, Weekes, launched his lifestyle apparel company ‘I Have No 5 Hole’ in 2012…

By Alan Hughes

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Inside the Health and Fitness Regimen of BET’s 106 & Park, Free

In the second installment of the Dream Job, Dream Body Series, the radio personality shares her tips and challenges on staying fit while being busy

After BET, she has been a radio personality, speaking at colleges across the country and…

By Deanna Jefferson

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Dr.Ro Shares Nutrition Tips on BE’s #WorkWellnessWed Twitter Chat

America's Nutrition Coach dispenses advice on healthy topics from juicing to emotional eating.

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When Blogging Goes Wrong: 3 Common Branding Mistakes to Avoid

How to ensure the message you're sending is the right one

It seems everyone is a blogger—but not a good one. If you want to leverage…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Personal Finance Word of the Day: Adjusted Basis

Your daily money bite

What’s the definition?

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Samsung's latest flagship smartphone has a heart rate sensor, 16-megapixel camera, and a quad-core processor.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Unveiled at Mobile World Congress

The 5.1-inch smartphone is more evolution than revolution, but still leads the pack in features

Health section added to S5

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Tax Season 2014: Watch Out for Tax-Related Identity Theft

Keep an eye out for tax-time thieves

Your identity could be stolen

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For four days, the newest smartphones and consumer electronics will compete for your attention.

Mobile World Conference 2014: 4 Things You Need to Know

Cutting-edge smartphones, wearable gadgets, and computing for cures are all present in Barcelona for Mobile World Conference 2014

Quite possibly the biggest reveal was the Samsung Galaxy S5

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High Turnover: 3 Ways Managers Can Motivate Millennial Workers to Stay

How to keep great young talent at your offices---not the competition's

With 60% of millennials quitting their jobs within three years of being hired, turnover can…

By Jaimee Ratliff

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Learn How to Save Money During ‘America Saves’ Week

Give your nest egg a boost

Use this week develop sound saving habits

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How One Black Enterprise Reader is Helping Black-Owned Businesses

Vannessa Wade supports black business with her money and her talents

Wade isn’t shy about her mission to help black businesses.

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Giveaway: Win Custom Jewelry at Women of Power Summit

Do you like the jewelry?

Black Enterprise and Cerese D Jewelry are giving away prizes for attendees of the 2014…

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The White House Emphasizes the Importance of Enrollment in Affordable Health Care

Millions will have access to coverage

Nearly 6.8 million African Americans in the United States are uninsured

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Infographic: Two-Income Households Struggle More Than Single Income Ones?

Two incomes aren't necessarily better

Research shows two incomes aren’t necessarily better

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Five Factors That Affect Your Credit Score

A guide to boosting your number

How high or low is your credit score?

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Candy Crush Saga’s $500 Million IPO is Sweet But Its Future is Sour

The immensely popular mobile game is going public, but investors should be worried about its potential decline.

Do you play Candy Crush?

By Patrick Austin

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Cool Jobs: Young, Leading Stylist Talks Breaking Into Fashion and the Power of Mentor Mojo

How Joy Adaeze went from medical school labs to Fashion Week runways

Leading stylist and blogger Joy Adaeze details her career journey in fashion and how she’s…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Simple has 100,000 customers using its online banking platform.

BBVA Acquires Mobile Banking Startup Simple for $117 Million

The mobile banking startup will continue to operate independently, but will have access to the Spanish banking group's billions of dollars in assets

An amazing acquisition for the Spanish bank

By Patrick Austin

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Three branding experts weigh in on social media's do's and don'ts at Black Enterprise's "Innovate or Die!" panel during Social Media Week in NYC.

#DrivingInnovation Twitter Chat Highlights the Do’s & Don’ts of Social Media Branding

Three branding experts weigh in on social media's do's and don'ts at Black Enterprise's "Innovate or Die!" panel during Social Media Week in NYC

What did you learn?

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Do Men Still Earn More than Women? [Infographic]

A recent study answers the question

If you’re a woman, most times you can expect a smaller paycheck than your male…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Top 5 Most Bizarre Employee Excuses for Being Late for Work

Survey reveals workers' elaborate tales---and some are actually true

CareerBuilder survey reveals unique reasons workers cite to their bosses for being late, with a…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Black Enterprise 2014 Woman of Power: Debra Lee

A look at one of Black Enterprise's women of power

Debra Lee has accomplished a lot

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How to Choose the Right Tax Filing Status

Picking the correct status will keep cash in your pocket

This status normally applies if you are not married

By Sheiresa Ngo

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TaylorMade's new spot features (from L to R) golfers Sergio Garcia, Justin Rose, Dustin Johnson and Jason Day.

TaylorMade ‘Speed Police’ to Golfers: Get Rid of Your Old Clubs

For JetSpeed woods, a 'disruptive' approach by Zambezi rubs some consumers the wrong way

TaylorMade wants you to think twice about that years-old driver in your bag

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Shannon Sharpe is out at CBS.

Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe Is Out at CBS, ‘The NFL Today’

CBS hires future Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez

Do you agree with the move?

By Darren Sands

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Black Enterprise 2014 Woman of Power: Lori Dickerson Fouché

A look at one of Black Enterprise's women of power

Fouché earned a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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From Ballers To Businessmen: Here is Our All Star Roster of NBA Players Turned Franchisees

Successful former pro athletes that are winning big in business

It is reported that 60 percent of NBA players file for bankruptcy five years after…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Former NBA All Star Jamal Mashburn Slam Dunks in the Business Arena

Team building key to making successful transition from hardcourt to boardroom

Jamal Mashburn is most notably known for his success on and off the basketball court.…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Looking for a Valentine’s Day Gift? Try Your Credit Report

Nothing says 'I love you' like financial planning together

According to Morris, couples are often reluctant to discuss money matters and that finances are…

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Stop bickering and start building your nest egg.

Love and Money: Dealing with Financial Crisis While in Love

What to do when money woes hit close to home

Now is the time to stick together and work out an action plan

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Love doesn't have to put a damper on your finances.

Love and Money: A Look at Valentine’s Day Shopping Behavior [Infographic]

Women focus on saving money, while men pay more for gifts

Take a look at some fun love and money statistics

By Sheiresa Ngo

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MetLife Offers Tips on Managing Love and Money

Guidelines for creating harmony between your money and your honey

MetLife’s handy tips are from their love and money workshop, which is part of their…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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2014 Black Enterprise Woman of Power: Pamela Carter

A look at one of Black Enterprise's Women of Power

Carter oversees the division that sells and provides Cummins products

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Plus Size Fashion Show at New York Fashion Week

Curvy fashion show educates and entertains

Designer: Mad Couture; Image: R Jones; Model Malinda "Yum Yum" Bell
It’s fashion week in…

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#SMW14: ‘Innovate or Die: How to Successfully Leverage Your Brand in the Age of Social Media’

Black Enterprise hosts conversation on branding and social media Tuesday, February 18 in NYC

Black Enterprise presents “Innovate or Die: How to Successfully Leverage Your Brand in the Age…

By Janel Martinez

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White House Launches Education Summits

First stop in the series is Atlanta at Morehouse College. Goal is to improve academic achievement of black students

The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans (WHIEEAA) is launching a series…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Lawyer-Turned-Rapper Gilles Talks Trading in Courtrooms for Studios

How a major leap of faith led to more fulfillment

Gilles Walters took a major leap, transitioning from a legal career into the music industry.…

By Kimberly Wilson

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8 Ways to Fight Drip Pricing

Here’s what you need to do to protect yourself

Check your credit card statements for additional fees

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Women of Power: Earning MBA Degrees in Record Numbers

More women are earning advanced business degrees

How many women do you know with MBA’s?

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Spelman College President Beverly Tatum On Preparing the Next Gen of STEM Leaders

Black Enterprise’s ‘Educating Our Daughters’ speaker discusses women in STEM

Black Enterprise caught up with Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum to talk about the future of…

By Janel Martinez

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What do Potential Employees Value Most in a Company?

What do Potential Employees Value Most in a Company?

Randstad survey identifies top factors that keep workers engaged

While salaries are a significant factor in workplace satisfaction, employee engagement is not all about…

By C. Daniel Baker

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A Year Later: 2013 SBU Win Helps Lisa Jackson Net New Business

Expert advice and media exposure helped the social media entrepreneur broaden her client base

When Phoenix Aficionado founder Lisa Marie “Phoenix” Jackson enrolled in the Black Enterprise Small Business…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Why President Obama’s New SBA Administrator Will Be Good for Minority Business

Maria Contreras-Sweet has firsthand small business and banking experience

The newly appointed head of the Small Business Administration (SBA), Maria Contreras-Sweet would bring years…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Women of Power: CBS Corp.’s Josie Thomas Talks Diversity and Young Female Advancement

CBS Corp. executive offers empowering words for women of color

CBS Corp. executive Josie Thomas talks diversity and how young women can truly map out…

By Janell Hazelwood

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5 Steps for Creating the Perfect Office Fitness Challenge

Get in shape while on the job with the help of your co-workers.

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The most arduous task of getting in shape is finding motivation to start and…

By Coach P.

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Black British Designer Debuts Collection At Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week

Chantell Walters is one of the fresh faces gracing the runway scene this year

As the phrase is often coined “the British are coming,” it’s true

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Detroit Bankruptcy Turns Spotlight to Business Development

Detroit’s New Economic Initiative Receives More Than $33 Million

NEI awarded $76 million in grants which helped to create more than 675 companies

Working to return Detroit to its position as a global economic leader

By C. Daniel Baker

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2014 Black Enterprise Woman of Power: Helene Gayle

A look at one of Black Enterprise's Women of Power

Gayle worked at the Center for Disease Control as a staff epidemiologist

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Sports Biz Q&A: Grant Hill Reflects on All-Star Weekend, Discusses His Art Collection and Talks Duke’s Jabari Parker

Grant Hill talks to BlackEnterprise.com as he and Turner Sports gear up for All-Star Weekend

Grant Hill is on TV. A lot.

By Darren Sands

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Verizon Executive Michelle Dutton Talks Women in STEM and the Importance of Exploring Technical Fields

Vice President of Global Network Systems and Support at Verizon on career trajectory and opportunities in technology

Black Enterprise caught up with the Michelle Dutton, Vice President of Global Network Systems and…

By Janel Martinez

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What to Look for in an IPO

Earnings, cash flow and revenue growth are the most important criteria

IPOs provide a rare chance to peek into a private company’s financials (as required by…

By Alan Hughes

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Ruben J. King-Shaw Jr., Reveals the ‘Excellent Opportunities’ in Domestic Healthcare

Aging demographics expected to continue fueling growth

Demographics are a powerful driver of growth in healthcare expenditures

By Alan Hughes

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5 Tips to Help You Build a More Inspired and Productive Team in 2014

Employers and employees tend to differ in their feeling about their jobs

Employee engagement is not just a nice-to-have factor that organizations should consider

By C. Daniel Baker

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Black Enterprise’s Financial All-Stars: Aaron W. Smith Talks Raising Capital

Advice from Black Enterprise's top experts

What are the best ways to raise capital?

By Sheiresa Ngo

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A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME IS STILL THE SAME:  Stay with in-season flowers. This may seem like a no-brainer but many brides get stuck on having popular peonies or calla lilies before they set a date and then become too stubborn to change. Be smart and flexible. Source flowers with wholesalers and farmers’ markets in your city or even on the Web, FiftyFlowers.com is a good place to start.

5 Things You Should Know about Postnuptial Agreements

Make plans for after you say "I do"

Even if you’re in a relationship that you think will last forever, things can change

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2014 Women of Power: Producers Shonda Rhimes and Mara Brock Akil

These showrunners are bringing diversity to television

Rhimes and Akil Brock are opening more doors for people of color in entertainment

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Divorce and Your Finances: The Basics

As with marriage, divorce is a major life-transition that requires financial planning

No one likes to plan for divorce, especially married people

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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T.D. Jakes Joins Black Enterprise as Entrepreneurs Conference Returns to Columbus, Ohio

Hundreds of entrepreneurs, business experts and aspiring business owners to gather at the 2014 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo

T.D. Jakes joins a powerhouse line-up of some of the nation’s most accomplished and celebrated…

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Shark Tank Mogul Daymond John Partners with Fuse Science

ABC’s Shark Tank is Heading to Vegas

Producers search for innovative startups as investor Daymond John offers advice on building a successful brand

Will you be at Magic show this February?

By Carolyn M. Brown

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2014 Black Enterprise Woman of Power: Sam Club’s CEO Rosalind Brewer

A look at one of Black Enterprise's Women of Power

Brewer joined Sam’s Club, a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., in 2012

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Harvard's Tommy Amaker is one of several African American coaches in the Ivy League.

Ivy League Hoops, Ahead of The Curve in Coaching Diversity

The Ivy League has a long and storied tradition of African-American representation and achievement in sport

Which Division I men’s basketball conference currently has the country’s highest concentration and percentage of…

By The Shadow League

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3 Retirement Killers: Protect Yourself Now or Regret it Later

The odds are better than ever that you'll live long enough to regret not planning for retirement

If you haven’t started saving for retirement, you need to start today

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Business Leader Frank Savage Details 4 Steps to ‘How to Win at Life’

Successful executive shares what it takes to strive and thrive

Veteran financier shares the secrets of his success

By Alan Hughes

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Power Women of the Diaspora: Africa Fashion Week Founder Uses Passion to Rebrand Continent

Adiat Disu talks power of social media in expanding reach of international designers

Adiat Disu, director, African Fashion Week New York (Image: Disu)
Adiat Disu (@AdiatDisu), a native of…

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Women of Power: Dress for Success CEO Talks Work’s Inspiration and Passion in Profession

Joi Gordon shares beauty of female advocacy and brand growth

Dress for Success CEO Joi Gordon discusss the inspiration for her work and the organization’s…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Why Small Companies Can Compete Against Big Corporations

Using modern technology to learn about competitors, customers and markets

In The Art of War, Tzu held that the goal in any war is to…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Women of Power: Macy’s Shawn Outler Talks Retail Industry Boss Moves Beyond the Sales Floor

Executive shares how women of color can leverage diversity of opportunities

Shawn Outler, a group vice president at Macy’s, shares her career journey and how women…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women of Power: Young Leader Teaches Girls Importance of ‘Going Global’

How Martice Sutton used international adventures to spark social enterprise

Young voyager Martice Sutton details how global travel enriched her life and career and sparked…

By Kimberly Wilson

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John W. Thompson Replaces Bill Gates as Chairman of Microsoft Board

Virtual Instruments CEO brings more than 40 years experience as tech innovator

John W. Thompson, CEO of Virtual Instruments, has been named chairman of the board of…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Is Working With a Remote Staff Right for Your Business?

Is Working With a Remote Staff Right for Your Business?

Remote collaboration can be a game changer for your small business

A guide of what to consider before hiring a remote worker

By C. Daniel Baker

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How The NFL Is Tackling Homophobia

Although a number of retired pro-football players are gay no active player is out of the closet

Do you think a gay player would be accepted?

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Burns oversees a corporation that reported $22.6 billion in revenue and a workforce of roughly 140,000 employees in more than 160 countries. The first black female to run one of the nation's 1,000 largest publicly-traded companies, she completed the largest transaction in Xerox's history -- the $6.4 billion acquisition of Affiliated Computer Services -- shortly after her appointment in 2009.

2014 Black Enterprise Woman of Power: Ursula Burns

A look at one of Black Enterprise's Women of Power

Did you know about Ursula Burns?

By Sheiresa Ngo

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6 Steps for Getting Noticed in Any Setting

4 Tips for Keeping Business and Personal Finances Separate

Advice for keeping your money in order

Don’t forget to keep a close eye on both your business and personal finances

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Where to Find Small Business Opportunities in Africa

Export expert offers his advice on how to break into these emerging markets

In East Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, and Rwanda are very conducive for doing business with partners…

By Alan Hughes

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Women of Power: Beauty Business Phenom Iman Shares Insights on Global Success

Somalian-born leader in diverse industries has surpassed boundaries

Woman of power and beauty business pioneer Iman talks her career, how she was able…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Build a social media and website platform before you begin. If you do not have an interconnected presence between your website/blog, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, et al, then how will people find your book and how will you blast it out to the largest constituency possible?  The Internet is vast and a small cry in the dark for attention will get lost without a true platform.

Why Your Small Business Needs a Marketing Plan

It will help you attract and keep loyal customers and better compete against competitors

Here are 10 questions you need to ask yourself when building your marketing plan

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Bank President Talks Importance of Black Money Management

OneUnited Bank recently launched the “Comeback Card” to support the financial comeback many are experiencing in America by helping to build and rebuild credit

What other black banks do you know of?

By Kimberly Wilson

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Woman of Power: Olympic Champion and Super Bowl Correspondent Gabby Douglas to Star in Film

Film latest business opportunity for Douglas

Gabby Douglas is staying rather busy

By Darren Sands

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Power Women of the Diaspora: Young Travelista Shares How Global Journeys Enriched Career

Nigerian-American social entrepreneur Zim Ugochukwu talks expanding horizons

Zim Ugochukwu, a Nigerian-American social entrepreneur, details how global travel has enriched her career journey…

By Kandia Johnson

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2014 Black Enterprise Woman of Power: Sheila Johnson is Making History in Sports

A look at one of Black Enterprise's 2014 women of power

Johnson owns stakes in 3 professional sports teams

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Black Enterprise Editor Nominated for 2014 GLAAD Media Award

Article “Why Gay and Lesbian Couples Pay More" landmark in publishing

Black Enterprise is proud to announce that Senior Content Producer Carolyn M. Brown has been…

By Robin White Goode

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NBA Exec Helps Athletes Prepare for Fortune and Fame

NBA exec looks to educate NBA players on sound financial management

Taylor helps develop programs to help NBA players navigate the challenges that come with fame…

By Alan Hughes

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Women of Power: Author & Political Strategist Talks Importance of Taking Risks

You can strategically step out of the box and still win

Sophia A. Nelson is one business phenom that knows the immense power women have when…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Best-Selling Author Frans Johannsson: ‘Why Hard Work Alone Doesn’t Guarantee Success’

Frans Johansson and The Medici Group are new-school innovators looking to bring their solutions to the world of business

It’s hard to believe that before the launch of the iPhone, telecom leaders predicted that…

By Sonia Alleyne

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iUrban Teen Tech Founder Deena Pierott Introduces Teens to STEM Disciplines

White House Champion of Change honoree invests in tomorrow’s tech leaders

BlackEnterprise.com honors Pierott as Innovator of the Week for her dedication to bridging the achievement…

By Janel Martinez

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How Small Businesses Can Make Money Off Of Super Bowl XLVIII

Use hype around the game to drive customer awareness and sales

Do you know any businesses doing any special promotions?

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Women of Power: Author and TV Personality Star Jones Talks Power of Sisterhood

Learn how to leverage your valuable female network

Black Enterprise Women of Power alumna Star Jones Talks Power of sisterhood in career success.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Obama Uses State of the Union to Reset Presidency

President’s proposals seek to strengthen middle class

With a combination of determination and optimism, President Obama reset his presidency as he delivered…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Maryland Home to Most Millionaire Families in USA; Tops in Black Families

Did you know this?

The state of Maryland has the highest percentage of millionaire families and black families who…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Minority Owned NYC Firm Lands Super Bowl Deal

NFL's 'Business Connect' links entrepreneurs with big game opportunities

Niles Advertising & Display Solutions, Inc., a New York-based firm that specializes in graphic design…

By Alan Hughes

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Women of Power: Former Girls Inc CEO Joyce Roche Shares Advice

Retired CEO, author, and past Legacy Award honoree on conquering self-doubt to embrace success

Have you experienced what she has?

By Caroline Clarke

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Top 5 Most Annoying—And Productivity-Stealing— Personalities in a Meeting

Young professionals, learn how best to navigate an unavoidable part of business

As we all know, meetings are a prevalent and essential part of the business world.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Millennials: What’s the State of Your (Career) Union?

Three steps to realistically assess and set goals for advancement

Young professionals, take cues from one of the oldest practices in U.S. government–the State of…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Author and Life Coach Demetria Lucas Talks Branding and Reality TV Boss Moves

Castmate opens up about catfights, career advancement and black power women

‘A Belle In Brooklyn’ author and life coach, Demetria Lucas, talks expanding her multi-platform brand…

By Kimberly Wilson

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EVP/CAO of Nationwide Insurance Gale King: ‘Why Leadership Matters’

King discuss leading, business strategy and diversity

In a Black Enterprise Interview, Nationwide’s Gale V. King discusses her take on a number…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Women of Power: Not Moving Up at Work? 3 Smart Steps to Assess Yourself and Advance

Power exec Sandra Sims-Williams shares candid advice from personal experience

Sandra Sims-Williams, a Black Enterprise Women of Power summit alumna, details how to truly assess…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Women of Power: Author and Business Consultant Audra Bohannon Talks Work-Life Balance

Leading executive details tips to boost your career

Audra Bohannon, a Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit alumna and leading business consultant, talks…

By Janell Hazelwood

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3 Surefire Signs That Event Has Nothing to Do With Professional Development

If you want to be strategic with your time, take heed to these red flags

If you’re into strategic time management and seeking to expand your network, be sure to…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Global Woman of Power Lisa Opoku Talks Tips for Managers on Team Building

From the U.S. to Asia, this powerhouse brings diverse experience in stellar career

Global corporate powerhouse Lisa Opoku talks team-building and leadership tips for managers.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Life Insurance 101: The Dos and Dont’s of Buying Life Insurance

Learn about the different types of life insurance

There are different types of permanent life insurance. All of them have a death benefit,…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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U.S. Workers Lose Hope for Higher Wages and Job Security

Don't hold your breath when it comes to improvements on the job

Have you gotten a raise lately or feel insecure about your job status?

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Networking Nuances: Learn From the Best, Woman of Power Debra Langford

Ultimate networker shares insider tips for making quality connections

Entrepreneur and power networker Debra Langford has impressive career receipts, and talks networking mojo tips…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Meet the 1st Black Woman to Head a Publicly Traded Financial Institution

Heading two Wall Street organizations, this CEO continues to drive the top and bottom lines

Power Moves from Suzanne Shank, the first African American woman to head a publicly traded…

By Alan Hughes

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How President Obama Will Achieve His ‘Year of Action’

Will he accomplish what he set out to do this year?

To realize his broader agenda, he urges Congress to work with his administration “on proven…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Reinvention Mojo: What You Can Learn from Woman of Power Kelly Chapman

Former Microsoft professional shares insights to inspire

Entrepreneur and former Microsoft recruitment professional Kelly Chapman shares insights on tech employment at Black…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Smart Money Moves from African-American Women of Power

Financial lessons from some of the world's most powerful women

Everyone could learn a lesson or two from these powerful women

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Women of Power: Nationwide Executive Gale King Talks Millennials and Branding for Advancement

A commitment to excellence and engagement can lead to stellar career results

Corporate powerhouse Gale King talks about her career ascension and how young professionals can build…

By Janell Hazelwood

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10 Dumb Things We Do With Our Money

We need to unlearn bad habits, not just learn the right financial moves to make

As important as learning what to do with money is knowing what not to do

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Boss Moves Lessons from a Woman of Power: American Express EVP Glenda Goodly McNeal

Then and now: 3 key insights on career positioning from a female who beat the odds

A millennial gets a chance meeting with American Express executive Glenda McNeal and is inspired…

By Janell Hazelwood

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10 Employee Training Mistakes to Avoid

Tips to avoid wasting time and money on ineffective group training

Most of the money and time companies spend on training is wasted because companies use…

By C. Daniel Baker

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‘Black Techies’ Hosts Hackathon to Honor Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Hackers work against clock to create social good innovations

Black Techies joined forces with Tumblr to organize the MLK Dream Code Hackathon. The 30-plus-hour…

By Janel Martinez

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‘B The Change’ Campaign Rewards Businesses Used as a Force for Good

16 B Corps create special edition products sold in Whole Foods, Target, Wegmans, and Barnes & Noble

A Benefit Corporation is a new type of corporate entity that twelve states have added…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Yeezy Taught Me: Five Ways Kanye’s Rants Inspire Career Revival

Within the tirades, there's a gold mine of motivation for leadership

What some may deem as arrogant tirades, one young professional deems inspiration. Here’s how Kanye…

By Lenora Houseworth

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Bankable Advice: 3 Major Career Lessons I’ve Learned From Millionaires

It's the intangible capital that keeps on giving

With inspiration from Paul C. Brunson, one millennial recalls the millionaires she’s encountered and the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Learn How This Former College Professor Got Her Black Doll Collection in Walmart

Lisa Williams' "Positively Perfectly" dolls are sold in more than 3000 stores

Have you purchased one for your child?

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Month of the Man: Hit-Making Producer Shares Three Steps for Career Success In Music

Learn more about how you can be a success behind-the-scenes in entertainment

Hit music producer Carvin Haggins shares his next moves and three steps for success for…

By Daron Pressley

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Online Awards Lets Moviegoers Name The Best in Black Cinema Over The Past Year

ABFF Hollywood Awards recognize the work of African Americans in the motion picture industry and outstanding films portraying the b lack experience

ABFF Hollywood Awards will be determined by popular vote of the general public

By Carolyn M. Brown

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5 Reasons More Execs will Choose Interim and Temp Roles

Outsourcing, Obamacare expected to give rise in C-Suiters for hire

Executives are increasingly accepting interim and temporary job roles

By Alan Hughes

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Black Girls Code Wins First Place in Windows Azure Developers Competition

TechEd nonprofit focused on girls of color wins $50,000 grant

Black Girls Code wins first place and $50,000 in AzureDev community campaign.

By Janel Martinez

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3 Habits For Better Money Outcomes in 2014

Make sure your money is right or else everything in your life will go wrong

Commit to good habits, not just desired outcomes

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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How This D.C. Couple Found a Niche Market for This Franchise

Here's how this former arts teacher took advantage of incentives for minority franchise owners

Howard James Jr. left the Washington, D.C., arts scene for the business world

By Jeffrey McKinney

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Career Swagger: When Cultural Code Switching Equals Success, Not Sell-Out

Author and 'gentleman' shares tips for black men to upgrade power moves

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Through the years, the African-American community has been struggling with the ability to brand…

By Antoine Moss

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Humility is the New Black: A Millennial’s Hard Truth About Leadership and Bosshood

That age-old, super-aggressive model of career climbing can be faulty at best

After maturity and experience kicks in, one young professional finds that age-old, super-aggressive model of…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Jordan Brand President Larry Miller will preside over the opening of Jordan-specific brand experiences.

Taking Flight: Jordan Brand Announces ‘Flight 23′ Retail Store in Manhattan

First-ever stand alone site for Jordan apparel

Nike and Jordan Brand have announced a plan to launch the first-ever exclusive brick-and-mortar retail…

By Darren Sands

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4 Lessons Learned In ABC’s Shark Tank

Slawsa creator Julie Busha didn't walk away with a $150,000 investment but did gain valuable business insight

The advice she received was invaluable

By Carolyn M. Brown

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The Official Day to Clean Off Your Desk: 7 Steps to Get Organized

Declutter .... lest you risk peace of mind---and that promotion

Clutter has been associated with productivity loss—and even loss of promotion—so use today’s recognized occasion,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Venus Williams to Join 2014 Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit

Joins star-studded week in Boca Raton

The Women of Power Summit will be held at the Boca Raton Resort and Club…

By Darren Sands

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More Customers Affected By Target Data Breach

Retailer revises numbers to show a lot more customers were affected than originally thought

Make sure you check—and then double-check–your account statements

By Sheiresa Ngo

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De-stress while at the office by doing 6 easy yoga moves

By Suncear Scretchen

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4 Reasons to Ditch Department Store Cards Right Now

Don’t let the promise of rewards points keep you in debt

Why department store cards are a dead end

By Patrice C. Washington

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3 Quick, Easy—and Free— Steps to Boost Your Job Prospects

Try these options that will take a bit of the stress out of your search

So, you haven’t yet landed that dream gig yet, and money is getting tighter and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Negative Depictions of Black Power Women: Enough is Enough

Is diversifying character plots a bit too much to ask?

BET debuted “Being Mary Jane,” and one avid TV consumer says, in terms of the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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CES Sneak Peek: Look Inside Of #CES2014 Before Anyone Else

Divas & Dorks' founder Christen Rochon gives you a sneak peek into this year's show

The International CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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As Golf Brand Expands at Under Armour, a Young Executive’s Drive Comes Into Full Form

For Under Armour, the buzz word is always growth. For the sport of golf at Under Armour, the possibilities are endless

Getting to know one of Under Armour’s rising stars in Baltimore

By Darren Sands

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Then and Now: 10 Gigs That Didn’t Exist Before, But Are Now Booming

Tech, fitness-related jobs lead as high in demand and big on salary potential

These jobs weren’t even a thought for companies to invest in before and are now…

By Janell Hazelwood

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CES Unveiled Preview: 3 Stylish Gadgets to Grab in 2014

Products any stylish techie would appreciate

The most stylish gadgets at 2014 CES Unveiled Preview.

By BlackEnterprise.com

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TV One Host & Former ESPN Correspondent Shares Advice on Navigating a Male-Dominated Industry

Shannon Cross talks winning career strategy for women

TV personality and TV One host Shannon Cross give details on her career advancement and…

By Daron Pressley

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CES 2014: Top 10 Products Revealed Thus Far

Preview of 2014 Consumer Electronics Show International in Las Vegas

Here’s a list of the top 10 products revealed so far.

By Janel Martinez

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From History Teacher to Haircare Entrepreneur: How One Woman Made the Transition

Natural powerhouse Karen Tappin details tips for success

A former educator, Karen Tappin chose to step out on faith and start her natural…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Shani Davis is gearing up for the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

Olympic Speedskater Shani Davis on Sochi, Rocking Under Armour and the Obamas

With the Sochi Winter Games just weeks away, an email chat with the former Olympic Gold medalist

“Balancing business and performance has been a challenge like never before, but that’s a blessing.”

By Darren Sands

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Francois Battiste plays Yankees greats Reggie Jackson and Elston Howard in 'Bronx Bombers,' a Primary Stages production.

On Broadway, an Actor’s Depth Finds a Home In a Bronx Tale

Actor Francois Battiste portrays two historic Yankees figures in 'Bronx Bombers'

“As an actor you don’t always get to choose your work, Mr. Battiste said, adding…

By Darren Sands

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Business Continuity Tips Discussed at Free Webinar Hosted by SBA and Agility Recovery

What Did 2013′s Disasters Teach Us About Being Prepared?

Webinar will take a look at how disasters in 2013 caused business interruptions

Webinar will look at small and large-scale disasters in 2013 that caused business interruptions, and…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Ways to Save on Car Insurance Costs [Video]

Tips for keeping more cash in your pocket

Does the cost of car insurance have you reeling? It might be time to look…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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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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