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[TechConneXt Summit] Silicon Valley Billionaire Tim Draper Talks Investing In Millennials at BE TechConneXt

The venture capitalist discusses his reality TV show for millennial entrepreneurs

Tech Venture Capitalist Tim Draper discusses his reality television series, Startup U, for millennial entrepreneurs.

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What Blacks Should Know About Stock Market Sell-Offs

Taking stock of your emotions when stocks are tanking

“Many of the blacks who are investing and climbing the wealth ladder are experiencing early…

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Ayesha Curry on the Key Family and Career Lessons She Hope to Pass to Her Daughters

"I hope they also take away that you can sort of have it all"

Superstar wife, mom and blogger Ayesha Curry opens up about her key to achieving work-life…

By Courtney Connley

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: 4 Ways to Get Involved

Avon Foundation for Women recommends 4 ways to get involved during Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Avon Foundation for Women recommends 4 ways to get involved during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.…

By Kandia Johnson

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Priv is BlackBerry’s Last Stand

The company hopes this will be your next go-to phone

BlackBerry Priv could be BlackBerry’s salvation but the company keeps screwing up.

By Samara Lynn

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[2016 Women of Power Summit] Register for Empowerment Now

Registration is currently open for individuals and groups for the 2016 event

Registration is officially open for the 2016 Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit, March 9th-12th,…

By Safon Floyd

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Considering Working Abroad? Here Are the Best Places to Live as an Expat

Singapore, New Zealand, and Switzerland recognized as the top three places to live as an expat

Considering moving abroad? Check out the top destinations for expats.

By Kandia Johnson

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Harlem’s Fashion Row Launches College Tour with Wouri Vice, Kimberly Goldson and More

Harlem's Fashion Row kicks off multi-city college tour for aspiring fashion careerists

Harlem’s Fashion Row kicks off college tour for aspiring fashion careerists.

By Kandia Johnson

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Switching Careers? 5 Tips for Reinventing Your Personal Brand

Tips for evaluating your current brand and making the leap into a new career

Tips for evaluating your current brand and making the leap into a new career.

By Kandia Johnson

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Why Your Family is Probably Owed $120,000 in Unclaimed Social Security Benefits

New AARP study finds we need to know more about Social Security

Matthew Allen and Catherine Hormats founded a company called Social Security Advisors. They say 70%…

By Stacey Tisdale

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5 Key Ingredients of a Successful Advertising Campaign

The building blocks of an effective advertising campaign

The building blocks of an effective advertising campaign.

By Kandia Johnson

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‘Lesbians Who Tech’ Summit Coming to New York City

Four-day event featuring speakers from companies including Google, The New York Times, Amazon and more

Lesbians Who Tech’s second annual summit in New York Oct. 1-4 is set to bring…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Shopping Smart: Tips for Saving on Grocery Staples

Coupons aren't the only way to save

These days, enjoying deep savings when grocery shopping requires more than coupon clipping. There are…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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#UNGA: ISIS, Diplomacy, and Combatting Extremists Top Topics at UN General Assembly

Leaders focus on terrorism, ISIS, and peacekeeping strategies among the nations

This week, more than 150 leaders are networking and discussing issues that impact the world…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Blacks Migrating South for Opportunity and Prosperity

Highest earning African Americans moving to Southern states

“The people we spoke with are in their high earning years, these are not…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Ad Week 2015: Celebrities, Industry Leaders, and Media’s Top Execs Gather in NYC

Regulation and access issues in publishing and social are hot topics this year

This week, thousands of leaders in the advertising, media, business, tech, and marketing industries are…

By Janell Hazelwood

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The Power Move: How to Successfully Turn Your Passion Into a Lucrative Career

International speaker and author, Cheryl Wood, shares how she left corporate America to find fulfillment

Award-winning author and international speaker Cheryl Wood shares how she found the courage to leave…

By Janell Hazelwood

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New CEO Perri Irmer Expected to Boost DuSable Museum of African American History

Executive tasked with reviving Chicago institution and plans to collaborate with presidential library

Perri Irmer, fourth president and CEO of the DuSable Museum, is expected to help boost…

By Janell Hazelwood

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[WATCH] Fem-Advertising: 3 Campaigns Empowering and Inspiring Women

Fem-advertising campaigns humanize brands, boost sales, and inspire women around the world

Fem-advertising campaigns humanize brands, boost sales, and champion women around the world.

By Kandia Johnson

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Zuri Hall Talks Landing Her Dream Job at E! News and the Power of Investing in Yourself

Hall shares her journey to making it as a national television host

E! News correspondent Zuri Hall opens up about her career journey and the power of…

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Driver’s Licenses May No Longer Get You Through Airport Security

Flying domestically? You may need to get your passport ready

According to a new policy, if you live in one of these four states, a…

By Cristie Leondis

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New College Scorecard Takes the Guesswork Out of Picking a School

See college graduation rates, average annual costs and more

The College Scorecard is a dataset that gives prospective college students access to information that…

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International Destinations to Travel While the US Dollar is Strong

Best places around the world to stretch the U.S. dollar

Best places around the world to stretch the U.S. dollar.

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Morehouse College Debate Team Wins First Tournament of Academic Year

HBCU students take home trophy for best overall performance

The Morehouse College Speech and Debate Team won its first tournament at the University of…

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Global Connections for Women Foundation Hosts Free Event in Atlanta

GC4W Business Expo featuring panels on entrepreneurship and career advancement

The GC4W Atlanta Working Mom Business Expo will host industry and civic leaders to empower…

By Janell Hazelwood

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8 Ways Ninth Graders Can Prepare for College Now

It’s not too early to get ready for university

Ninth grade is a great time to prepare for college. Start now to develop time…

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[Recap] National HBCU Week

Sept. 20 – Sept. 26, a time to acknowledge their courageous work

President Barack Obama has declared Sept. 20 – Sept. 26, 2015 to be National Historically…

By Robin White Goode

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5,000% Hike: Drug Company CEO Retreats After Outcry Over AIDS Medication

Martin Shkreli, CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, says price will now be lowered

Martin Shkreli, CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, has defended his company’s decision to raise the price…

By Janell Hazelwood

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This Week’s Highlights: The Best and the Brightest

Check out the top trending news stories from this week

Here is a recap of this week’s highlights, some of the biggest news, tech, career,…

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Ex-NFL Player Warrick Dunn Gives 144th Gift of Homeownership to Single Parent

He and his foundation help provide resources for first-time home buyers

Warrick Dunn has decided to expand his NFL legacy with philanthropy, and he’s giving the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Boehner Bows Out

The emotional Speaker of the House has announced his resignation from Congress

Though Boehner has been one of President Obama’s most visible political adversaries, his own party…

By Sonja Mack

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Navigating the Career Jungle: 3 Steps for Young Professionals for Advancement

Millennial coach and Levo League coach shares her secrets to success

Jacqueline V. Twillie, career coach and author of Amazon bestseller How to Survive the Career…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Black Voices Matter on Social Media, and Corporate America is Listening

How the Black Social Media Movement is changing socioeconomics

“Black Twitter consistently drives global trending topics and cultural conversations. As blacks become an…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Black Immigrants in U.S. Earning 30% More than U.S. Born Blacks

Different economies emerging for the ‘different flavors of black’

As the ‘different flavors of black’ emerge, different economies are also emerging. The Nielsen…

By Stacey Tisdale

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[TechConnext Summit] Mayor Kevin Johnson Confirmed for TechConneXt

The first African American mayor of Sacramento to speak at inaugural event

Kevin Johnson, the first African American mayor of the City of Sacramento, will be in…

By Safon Floyd

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Is Your College Degree Still Worth the Investment in Today’s Job Market?

A look at what degrees lead to financial security

A look at what degrees are providing a return on investment in today’s job market

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Urban World Film Festival Takes Place in New York Sept 23-27

Five-day film festival includes 80 films, panel discussions, live screenplays, and exclusive performances

Urban World Film Festival includes 80 films, panel discussions, live screenplays, and exclusive performances.

By Kandia Johnson

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[TechConnext Summit] Silicon Harlem: The New Silicon Valley

Non-profit organization looks to make Harlem the next big tech hub

After you’ve been inspired at Black Enterprise’s TechConneXt Summit, October 12-13 in Silicon Valley, be…

By Safon Floyd

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Black Reproductive Justice Activists Gathering for National Strategy Summit

Washington, DC event to draw industry leaders in women's advocacy

Activists will gather in Washington, D.C. Sept. 25 to Sept. 29 for the first Annual…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Financial Fitness for Unmarried Couples During ‘Unmarried and Single Americans Week’

Financial realities of saying “I’m Yours” without a wedding ring

“When a couple gets married, there’s many legal rights and benefits that are awarded to…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Wells Fargo Invests $1.2 Million to Fuel Black, Hispanic, Asian, and LGBT Chambers of Commerce

The multinational bank extends ongoing commitment to help minority-owned small businesses

Multinational bank Wells Fargo extends it commitment to help minority-owned business through grant and leadership…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Celebrate Latin Heritage Month by Joining ‘Afro-Latinas Who Rock Awards Brunch’ in NYC

"Afro-Latinas Who Rock Awards Brunch" celebrates trailblazers doing groundbreaking work within their communities

Afro-Latinas Who Rock Awards Brunch” celebrates trailblazers doing groundbreaking work within their communities.

By Kandia Johnson

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Checkmate: Solving the Problem of Employee Retention

The best employers know how to attract and keep their most valued assets

Human resource strategies for retaining key employees, and solving the problem of employee retention.

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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Hillary Clinton Talks HBCUs, Small Business Advocacy, and the Obama ‘Muslim’ Rumors

Presidential hopeful talks 'the issues' with Tom Joyner, Don Lemon, Jacque Reid, and Roland Martin

Don Lemon, Jacque Reid, Sybil Wilkes, and Roland Martin joined Tom Joyner to talk issues…

By Janell Hazelwood

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U.S. Defense Secretary Promotes ‘Lean In’ Groups to Help Boost Women in Military Leadership

Ash Carter says the military force should reflect the nation it protects

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter endorses “Lean In” discussion groups as part of his efforts…

By Courtney Connley

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Director Dee Rees On Making Emmy Award-Winning HBO Movie ‘Bessie’ With Queen Latifah

Biopic about iconic blues singer Bessie Smith wins outstanding television movie

Bessie chronicles the life of Smith from her rise to fame to the expression of…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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The Power of Black Women in Fandom

When black women in fandom speak, directors and networks listen

Black Americans watch TV more than any other demographic, yet are overlooked. Black women tend…

By Kerri Evans

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Hilton Worldwide Teams Up With Black Enterprise to Celebrate Black Men in Advertising and Marketing

The Modern Ad Men event lauded the influencers and game changers

Black Enterprise and Hilton Worldwide toast the influencers and game changers in the worlds of…

By Kandia Johnson

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Lawyer Turned Entrepreneur Opens Beauty Boutique for Women of All Skin Tones

Desiree Verdejo talks making career transition and opening a Harlem New York-based beauty retail store for women of all skin tones

Desiree Verdejo talks making career transition and opening Vivrant Beauty, a Harlem, NY beauty retail…

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MC Lyte, Bethann Hardison, Catherine L. Hughes and More Honored at 9th Annual ADCOLOR Awards

ADCOLOR celebrates diversity in marketing, advertising, PR and entertainment

ADCOLOR hosts awards show to celebrate diversity in marketing, advertising, PR & and entertainment.

By Cristie Leondis

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Why Are We Losing Black Teachers?

Diversity in the teacher corps is becoming harder to sustain

Across the country, school districts are losing black teachers. Is it due to higher exam…

By Robin White Goode

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#YesWeCode Will Recruit Minorities for New Tech Training Initiative in the South Bronx

Assembly member Michael Blake hopes to transform district by introducing more economic opportunities for jobless youth

#YesWeCode teamed up with Assembly member Michael Blake for New Faces of Tech, an event…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Pope Francis Inspiring Investors to Adopt Biblical Principles on Climate Change

Pope links income inequality and social responsibility to climate debate

“In response to the Pope’s call to phase out fossil fuels, there is now a…

By Stacey Tisdale

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[TechConnext Summit] Top 10 Reasons to Attend BE TechConneXt

In addition to the obvious opportunities, here are a few reasons you should be at the BE TechConneXt Summit

Black Enterprise invites you all; career-seekers, mid-level professionals, tech entrepreneurs, and diversity seeking companies to…

By Safon Floyd

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[WATCH] President Obama Closes Out CBC Week With Rousing Speech Honoring Black Women

"All of us are the beneficiaries of strong black women."

The president acknowledged black women at the Phoenix Awards at the 2015 CBCF conference.

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Viola Davis and Regina King Make Emmy History

Davis quotes Harriet Tubman in her acceptance speech and envisions an equal playing field for black actresses

Viola Davis delivers moving speech as she becomes first black woman to win an Emmy…

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Be a great storyteller 

Storytelling is the most important point of your mobile strategy and should be integrated into everything you do. Optimize your site for mobile since large portions of your customers are going to experience your messaging from mobile devices.  Also, brand consistency is key so make sure your loyal and potential clients can access your messaging. Lastly, think in sound bites. You want to communicate compelling, concise information when you post content. Have your customers wanting more.

Blacks in the U.S. Gaining Wealth and Education Faster Than Other Groups

Study paints often overlooked picture of strength and resilience

“When Black consumers see how much power they have, it will change the way African…

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Janelle Monae is the Face of COVERGIRL’s Star Wars Collaboration

The galaxy superstar rocks the brands limited edition Resistance Pilot look

Galaxy superstar Janelle Monae rocks COVERGIRL’s limited edition Resistance Pilot look.

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CBCF Conference: Day 2 Recap – African American Inclusion in Tech and Black Lives Matter

Hot topics from the 45th Annual Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Conference

For the next two days, the in-depth discussions on issues disproportionately impacting black communities will…

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A Fresh Cut For a Fresh Start: Designed for Success

Joseph Thomas offers tips on how to simultaneously focus on business and give back to the community while achieving success

Joseph Thomas gives us tips on how to simultaneously stay sharp, focus on business and…

By Marquita Miller

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Sachia Vickery, Playing it Safe With Her Money, Playing to Win on the Tennis Court

Sacrifice, Love, and ‘Team Family’ lifting Sachia Vickery to tennis elite

Rising tennis star Sachia Vickery, ranked 133 in the world, and her family shares their…

By Stacey Tisdale

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5 ‘End of the Summer’ Events Happening in New York City

End of Summer events happening in the NYC area

End of Summer events happening in the NYC area.

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Wealth Management + Sports Business = Athletes Giving Back

Philanthropy and volunteerism amongst pro-athletes

When you get your money right you can afford to be generous.

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[TechConnext Summit] A Forefather to the Modern Day Personal Computer Reflects on His Impactful Career

B.E. Trailblazer Award to be Presented to Roy Clay Sr. at the Inaugural TECHCONNEXT SUMMIT

Roy Clay Sr led the team that created Hewlett -Packard’s first minicomputer. Black Enterprise will…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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7 Reasons Why Kids Drop Out of School

500,000 students are expected to drop out of high school this year. For many, it…

By Robin White Goode

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‘Fashionpreneur’ Gives Tips for Young and Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Ariana Pierce talks tips for creating your own path to success

Ariana Pierce talks tips for creating your own path to success.

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Federal Reserve Votes ‘No” on Raising Interest Rates

Central bankers point to global economic slowdown

“Tightening before the economy has reached genuine full-employment is not just a mistake, it’s a…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Next Steps: What To Do After A Fall From Grace

These strategies will help you gain your footing after a professional faux pas

These strategies will help you gain your footing after a professional faux pas.

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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Young Athletes Get a Chance to FLYE

Two entrepreneurs create a business leadership program for young athletes

We are dedicated to changing how youth in urban communities perceive themselves, their potential and…

By Mia N. Hall

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CBCF Conference: Day 1 – Diversity in Tech and Black Female Voting Power

Hot topics from the 45th Annual Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Conference

For the next three days, the in-depth discussions on issues disproportionately impacting black communities will…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Meet the First African American Woman to Hold a Patent for a Natural Hair Product

Gwen Jimmere, 2014 Black Enterprise Elevator Pitch Competition winner, talks about how she did it

It can be very difficult to go through the patent process, let alone to…

By Kandia Johnson

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SBA Wants to Increase Government Contracting Opportunities for Women-Owned Businesses

The Sole-Source provision will enable women-owned small businesses to receive sole-source awards from a federal agency

The SBA has proposed that women-owned small businesses be given additional contracting authority to enable…

By Nicole Cober, Esq.

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Don’t Embarass Yourself During Black Restaurant Month

12 commonly mispronounced foods and how to say them

Don’t embarrass yourself during black restaurant month! Check out this list of commonly mispronounced foods.

By Kandia Johnson

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How to Recognize and Survive Career Doldrums

What to do when you feel like you're stagnating professionally

Whatever the reason you feel “down in the career dumps,” knowing how to recognize and…

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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President Obama Nominates Congresswoman Barbara Lee for UN General Assembly

Senior Democratic Whip seeks to "foster stronger ties, deeper bonds and a renewed commitment "

President Obama announced his nomination of Congresswoman Barbara Lee to serve as a Representative of…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Muslim 9th Grader Arrested, But Not Charged After School ‘Hoax Bomb’ Incident

Case shines light on profiling, school safety, and whether authorities are going too far

Recent arrest of Ahmed Mohamed, a Muslim, Texas teen whose invention was mistaken for a…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Baltimore Mega Church Pastor Running for Congress

Jamal Bryant says Washington needs new leadership and seeks to replace Rep. Elijah Cummings

The Rev. Jamal H. Bryant, pastor at Empowerment Temple in Baltimore, will run for the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to Push for $15 Minimum Wage Hike

If approved, New York will have the highest state minimum wage in the country

Gov. Andrew Cuomo will announce a $15 minimum wage hike for all workers in the…

By Courtney Connley

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3 Ways to Invest $100

Think investing is only for the rich? Think again

To prove that investing is not beyond the reach of us ‘99%ers,’ I asked three…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Decline in Black Male Physicians Could Impact African American Health, Wellness

Patients respond better to doctors they can connect with

A recent study reveals that the number of black male physicians is in steady decline.…

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FAFSA Deadline Gets Moved Back

Two ways the financial aid form makes applying for aid easier

The Obama administration announces two important changes to the way familes submit the FAFSA: using…

By Robin White Goode

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Inside the Congressional Black Caucus’s Hottest Events for Young Black Professionals

The Fab Empire releases its annual "Insider's Guide to Congressional Black Caucus Week"

Award-winning blog, “The Fab Empire,” releases their seventh annual “Insider’s Guide to Congressional Black Caucus…

By Courtney Connley

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[WATCH] B.E.’s Stacey Tisdale Talks ‘Kids and Money’ on NBC’s “Positively Black”

How parents can raise money smart kids

Communication: We must have open and honest conversations about money with our children so…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Leaders to Gather at OUT on the Hill Black LGBT Leadership Summit

Panels and workshops to include discussions about issues that affect community

Black LGBT activists and thought leaders will gather with elected officials, faith leaders and young…

By Janell Hazelwood

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JPMorgan Chase Launches $6.5 Million Loan Fund for Detroit’s Minority-Owned Small Businesses

Entrepreneurs of Color Fund to provide financing to contractors, small retailers, and service businesses

Entrepreneurs of Color Fund to provide financing to contractors, small retailers, and service businesses.

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Lt. Calvin Spann, Tuskegee Airman and Pilot, Dies

Congressional Gold Medal honoree leaves legacy of breaking racial barriers

Spann became an original airman and fighter pilot with the 100th Fighter Squadron of the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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NBA Legend Moses Malone Dies at 60

Hall of Fame peer says basketball icon died of apparent heart attack

According to reports, Moses Malone, a three-time NBA MVP and Pro Basketball Hall of Famer,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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500 Startups To Raise $200 Million For Fourth Fund

Co-founder Dave McClure acknowledges Silicon Valley's diversity problem

This year alone McClure has had some tough conversations around Silicon Valley’s lack of diversity…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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#CES2016: Call For Technology That Improves Lives

Video contest for start-ups with tech for seniors and the disabled

To enter, start-ups can submit a video of up to three minutes in length to…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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[Video] James Blake: Slam Caught on Cam

What can happen when you're standing while black

Former tennis pro James Blake, who had an altercation with rogue police standing outside a…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Serena Williams Loses to Roberta Vinci 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 in the U.S. Open semifinals

Semi-finals epic storyline of historic wins and sibling rivalry on the tennis court.

Semi-finals epic storyline of historic wins and sibling rivalry on the tennis court.

By Kandia Johnson

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#Remembering911: Today Marks 14th Anniversary of Terrorist Attacks

President Obama leads moment of silence, will meet with military service members in afternoon

Today, at the minute of the 9/11 attack in New York City, President Barack Obama…

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Williams’ Sister Love: The Life of Sibling Tennis Prodigies

"You can be enemies on the court, and you can be friends...off the court"

Serena beat out sister Venus and came out a 6-2, 1-6, 6-3 winner in a…

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[Op Ed] President Obama’s Iran Deal Ensures American Security and Prevents War

The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action is a sound agreement

The JCPOA is not built on trust – it’s built on verification. Under the agreement,…

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Estate Planning: Do You Need a Trust?

How to best serve those who put their trust in you

Think about the pain that comes with losing someone you love – someone you were…

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‘The Limited’ Spotlights More than 60 Female Bosses in ‘The New Look of Leadership’ Campaign

Retail brands new campaign uses everyday women to embrace female empowerment

The Limited launches The New Look of Leadership campaign that spotlights more than 60 diverse…

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Don’t Embarrass Yourself During Fashion Week: 12 Frequently Mispronounced Words

Avoid pronunciation faux pas by learning how to say commonly mispronounced words in fashion

Avoid pronunciation faux pas by learning how to say commonly mispronounced words in fashion.

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Howard University President Responds to Student Complaints Gone Viral

The #TakeBackHU team pleased with response

Howard University students take their complaints to social media and press the school’s president, Wayne…

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$6.4 Million: Baltimore Reaches Settlement with Freddie Gray Family

Deal must still be approved by the city’s Board of Estimates

Freddie Gray’s family set to get $6.4 million in death settlement, however, the deal must…

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Why Miss Jessie’s Book Is A Must Read for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

With refreshing candor about the realities of family and business, author Miko Branch shares how she built a pioneering natural hair business with sister Titi

I’ve always been concerned that not enough attention is paid to the very real challenges…

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President Obama’s New Executive Order Could Affect More Than 300,000 Workers

POTUS fights for federal contractors to offer employees extended paid sick leave

President Obama unveils new executive order that will require federal contractors to offer employees up…

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Black Business Leaders Travel to London to Discuss the Need for Greater Corporate Diversity

Members from The Executive Leadership Council travel abroad to connect with global black leaders

Members from The Executive Leadership Council travel to London to discuss corporate board diversity.

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Golf & Tennis Challenge: Day 3 – BE Modern Man, New Faces of Wealth

What does it mean to be a Modern Man?

Dondre Whitfield, Jonathan Sprinkles and Penny Hardaway explained what it means to achieve financial goals…

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Illinois Gov. Signs Groundbreaking Law Disrupting School-to-Prison Pipeline

Legislative effort led by high school students takes aim at harsh and unjust school discipline practices

The governor of Illinois’ signed bill will ‘choke off’ the state’s school-to-prison pipeline and end…

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Golf & Tennis Challenge 2015: Day 1 – Party Time

A night to remember.

Words can’t do Thursday night justice. You just had to be there. Next year you…

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Golf & Tennis Challenge 2015: Day 1 – Daytime Highlights

Good people having a good time.

It was a vibrant day in sunny South Florida. The number of people at the…

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The ‘Pay Gap’ Between Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova

Understanding your game and your value

The excitement Williams has generated across the globe has arguably made her the most recognized…

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Frank Petersen, First African American Marine Aviator, Dies

Pioneer had successful post-military career in corporate America

Frank Petersen, the first African American marine aviator, died this week according to reports. He…

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Iowa Contender: Ben Carson Giving Donald Trump a Run for His Money, Ties in Poll

First time since July 26 that 'Apprentice' star has lost lead

New Monmouth University poll findings show Carson has tied with Trump in terms of favor…

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Feature: Intrafamily Mortgages – Paying Your Family Instead of a Bank

How the Webb family keeps interest and payments all in the family

Intra-family loans work like traditional mortgages. There is a borrower, a third party institution that…

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Dating Site eHarmony Wants to Help You Find Your Perfect Job Match

Dating service launches new career matching website

Dating site eHarmony announces new career site that matches professionals with their next best employer.

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Top Destinations for Labor Day 2015

Expedia releases top destinations for the holiday weekend

Expedia, one of the world’s largest full-service online travel sites, recently released a Labor Day…

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Dwyane Wade Talks Brand Innovation and Product Development

NBA star turns entrepreneur with new product that enhances athletic performance

Pioneering a new product category dubbed AthleteCare, MISSION uses science and real life insight from…

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Tips for Productivity Learned at Google

Former employee shares four tools to help entrepreneurs be more efficient

Check out four tips to boost your business productivity derived from Google practices.

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Study: Small Business Owners Unaware Of Credit Card Liability Changes

New rules go into effect in October that may cause serious consequences

New rules go into effect come October that may cause serious consequences for small business…

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6 Reasons All Business Owners Should Register Trademarks

A trademark is an important tool in protecting your intellectual property

A trademark is an important tool in protecting the intellectual property of business owners.

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Alaska Journey: President Obama Becomes First Sitting President to Visit the Arctic

POTUS discusses environmental issues and renames tallest U.S. peak

President Obama sets out to Alaska to discuss environmental issues and plans to rename tallest…

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Getting Out of Credit Card Debt Once and For All

Creating a debt payment plan you can stick to

As a part of the overall spending plan, credit card debt payments should not…

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Stephanie Hightower Becomes First Black Woman To Hold Seat on IAAF Council

USA Track & Field president landed one of six seats designated for women

Stephanie Hightower, USA Track & Field (USATF) president, was recently elected to IAAF Council, the…

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[Photos] Golf & Tennis Challenge: A Harlem Night

Celebrating black style, fashion, and music at G&T

A little style inspiration to assist you in planning the perfect pieces to party

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8 Black Influencers to Follow for New York Fashion Week

For all things, New York Fashion Week — including trends, style tips, street-style, and runway news follow these fashion tastemakers on Twitter and Instagram

For all things, New York Fashion Week — including trends, style tips, street-style, and…

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4 Back-to-School Apps for Parents and Students

This technology helps parents and students navigate everyday challenges

Back-to-school apps help parents and students navigate everyday challenges.

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T.D. Jakes Talks Megafest, His New Book, and Black Lives Matter

"We are all called to our God-given purpose as children," says the Bishop

The third week of August marked the kickoff of MegaFest, a four-day inspirational family festival…

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10 Years Post-Katrina

Black New Orleanians ask, "Where are we now?"

Ten years after Katrina, the Urban League of Greater New Orleans holds a conference to…

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What Hurricane Katrina Can Teach Us About Insurance and Credit Card Debt

How bad credit leads to higher insurance premiums

In addition, the Consumer Federation of America finds that just 57% of people surveyed were…

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NBA Legend Darryl ‘Chocolate Thunder’ Dawkins Dies

Baller was the first high school athlete to be drafted into the NBA

Darryl Dawkins, an NBA legend who played for the Philadelphia Sixers and the New Jersey…

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Why We Still Need Women’s Equality Day

Take a look at women's equality in 2015, 95 years after they won the right to vote

It’s Women’s Equality Day. Take a look at women in politics in 2015.

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McDonald’s First African American Senior Executive and Board Member Passes Away

Robert M. Beavers Jr. served with distinction between 1982 and 1999

McDonald’s first African American senior executive and board member, Robert M. Beavers Jr., passes away…

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LA Clippers Face $250,000 Fine for Unauthorized DeAndre Jordan Endorsements

NBA investigation found the team violated league rules while trying to re-sign Jordan last month

The NBA says the Clippers made a presentation to the then-free agent that improperly included…

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(Part 2) Veteran Tech CEOs Tell Stories of Bias in Silicon Valley

Three founders say lack of diversity a result of ignorance, not racism

Successful African American founders and CEOs of tech companies talk about real and perceived…

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How Many Pell Grant Recipients Are Actually Graduating?

Some schools graduate more than others

The number of Pell grant recipients that graduate from college in six years is difficult…

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[RECAP] New Faces of Wealth Twitter Chat

Tips to help educate children about money and for millennials to build wealth

On Tuesday, Aug. 25, from 1:00- 2:00 p.m. the New Faces of Wealth: Financial Planning…

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The Alarming Health Effects of Working Overtime

Studies show increased health risks and decrease in productivity

Studies find increased health risks for professionals who work overtime.

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[TechConnext Summit] 10 Facts: A Peek Into the Valley

What you may not know about Silicon Valley, but should

There are many underlying facts about Silicon Valley that you may not know. BlackEnterprise.com is…

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On the Move: New Jersey Devils and Prudential Center Appoint New CMO

Daniel Cherry III will oversee marketing, communications, and community initiatives

Daniel Cherry III, new CMO for New Jersey Devils and Prudential Center, will helm all…

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Hands-on Program Helps Underserved Black and Latino Boys Go to Selective Colleges

New York City's Urban Ambassadors program seems to be getting good results

Urban Ambassadors targets underserved black and Latino boys and prepares them for college. It draws…

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Chipotle to Hire 4,000 New Employees at First-Ever National Career Day

Fast-food restaurant pledges to boost employment opportunities across the U.S.

Chipotle to hold its first-ever National Career Day with the goal to hire 4,000 new…

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Chef Creates ‘Heels in Kitchen’ TV Show To Put Spotlight on Culinary Traditions of African Diaspora

Imoteda Aladekomo launches TV show in Nigeria to spotlight culture, food and fashion

Imoteda Aladekomo launches TV show in Nigeria to spotlight culture, food, and fashion.

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5 Educational Initiatives Parents and Caretakers Should Know About

National educational initiatives in STEM, mentorship, art, and international studies

National educational initiatives in STEM, mentorship, art, and international studies.

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About e-Waste

Violence, pollution, and poverty stem from America’s addiction to electronics

Violence, pollution, and poverty stem from America’s addiction to electronics

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Research Shows Big Spike of Black and Hispanic Women Entrepreneurs

Check out resources to sustain success

According to research by the the National Women’s Business Council, African American and Hispanic female…

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White House Names 2015 HBCU All-Stars

White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities selects exemplars

Eighty-three students have been selected as HBCU All-Stars by the White House Initiative on HBCUs.…

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(Part I) Veteran Tech CEOs Tell Stories of Bias in Silicon Valley

Nuanced racism occurs regularly for no apparent reason besides skin color

Two veteran tech company CEOs talk about the racial discrimination they’ve faced in the tech…

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10 Online Resources to Help You Help Your Child

U.S. Department of Education list of online resources for parents

U.S. Department of Education list of online resources for parents.

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Congressman Chaka Fattah Pleads Not Guilty in Federal Racketeering Case

Wife mentioned in indictment, and son faces charges in separate but related case

Prosecutors say Chaka Fattah used funds from federal grants and donations to pay off a…

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Baltimore Creates an Additional 3,000 Summer Jobs for City’s Youth Following Freddie Gray Riots

City officials launch nonprofit to help improve job opportunities for youth

Following the Freddie Gray riots that erupted earlier this year, Baltimore has created 3,000 additional…

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Good to Go: Strong Hires That Are Ready to Work

How some organizations are preparing students for the workplace

Completing college isn’t enough. Colleges need to produce strong hires that are ready to work.…

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5 Questions to Ask to Help Your Child Succeed in School

The US department of education releases parenting checklist to empower families

The US department of education releases parenting checklist to empower families.

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New York Fashion Week Africa Set to Start Next Month

Event includes a Luxury Africa conference, exploring retail market trends on the continent

New York Fashion Week Africa (NYFWAFRICA) will launch Sept. 11, highlighting top designers from the…

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[WATCH] Set to Trump Trump? Ben Carson Favor Surges After Republican Debate

In other polls, he leads among Republicans for black voters, but Dems still majority favorite

Retired surgeon gaining momentum in poll ratings as he takes on latest campaign stops.

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How Couples Can Avoid Financial Disaster

Talking to your spouse about money may not be easy, but financial challenges are one…

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Creating a Viable Budget With Irregular Income

Conference calls in your pajamas, extended lunch hours, no worries about arriving late – these…

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