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Maverick Maker Rachel Brooks Talks Business of Design and Technology #TechLife: Dozens of Companies Showcase Gadgets and Apps At CE Week 2013 Career Meltdowns: 5 Leaders Whose Scandals Led to Professional Disaster Month of the Man: How Young Black Men Can Conquer Unemployment John L. Dotson Jr., First Black Newspaper Publisher, Dies at 76 4 Tips to Formulate a #Hashtag Strategy 3 Steps to Reset Your Brand This Summer Billion Dollar Businessman Dave Steward Shares Success Secrets 5 Ways to Make Your Small Business More Sustainable Family Business: Welcome to the Life of Erica & Tina Campbell Month of the Man: Restaurateur Talks Transition from Government Worker to Entrepreneur Is Becoming Roommates the New Marriage Agreement? 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Appoints New Advertising and Marketing Leaders to Board Reebok Drops Rapper Rick Ross Over Lyrics B Corporations, An Alternative for Socially Conscious Entrepreneurs Has Social Media Caused You to Cut Friendships Short? Going Global: How Young Professionals Can Build Foundation for International Career Brick City Entrepreneurs Hack It Out At #BlackHack NWK McDonald’s to Hire 6000 Workers on National Hiring Day Small Business Owners Tired of Unfair Corporate Tax Loopholes College to Career: 5 Steps to an Easy Transition Jay-Z’s Roc Nation & Universal Music Group Strike a Global Partnership 3 Valuable Reasons Soft Skills Can Trump Experience Does a McDonald’s Cashier Job Require a College Degree? Tech Startup of the Week: Kaliki App In-Car Integration Allows Commuters to Listen and Drive

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Former menswear designer, Rachel Brooks, created Citizen Made, an e-commerce platform to assist retailers who sell customizable products.

Maverick Maker Rachel Brooks Talks Business of Design and Technology

Citizen Made co-founder on transitioning to tech, mentorship and perfecting your pitch

Citizen Made co-founder Rachel Brooks talks to BlackEnterprise.com about her transition into the tech industry,…

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#TechLife: Dozens of Companies Showcase Gadgets and Apps At CE Week 2013

Techies gather to see the latest devices during CE Week Line Shows and Exhibits

Snapshot of the companies present at CE Week, the annual mid-year industry event which features…

By Janel Martinez

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Career Meltdowns: 5 Leaders Whose Scandals Led to Professional Disaster

A snapshot of celebrity branding blunders

Paula Deen's latest scandal led to lost endorsements and fans. (Image: File)
Reports of Paula Deen’s…

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Month of the Man: How Young Black Men Can Conquer Unemployment

Ways minority males can not only ace the interview but land the gig

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This month, BlackEnterprise.com presents Month of the Man, where we bring you…

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John L. Dotson Jr., First Black Newspaper Publisher, Dies at 76

Dotson spoke openly about the pressures on African-American executives in a mostly white publishing industry

Prominent journalist led Ohio newspaper to a Pulitzer Prize for its series on race relations.

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Social networking site Facebook rolls out searchable hashtags (Image: Facebook)

4 Tips to Formulate a #Hashtag Strategy

How to build (or improve) your hashtag approach

Four tips to building a stronger hashtag strategy.

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3 Steps to Reset Your Brand This Summer

Find your groove again at the midway point in the year

Dust that list of New Year’s resolutions off and give yourself a progress report.

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Billion Dollar Businessman Dave Steward Shares Success Secrets

The founder of the nation’s largest black-owned business attributes SBA to his company’s growth at National Small Business Week

Steward gives credit to SBA for company growth.

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5 Ways to Make Your Small Business More Sustainable

Green Lifestyle Expert Yoli Ouiya, provides advice on how to green your office.

Sustainability is not just a trending topic; It is the future of creating efficient…

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Family Business: Welcome to the Life of Erica & Tina Campbell

For years they've been known as Mary Mary, but here's your chance to get to know the real Erica and Tina Campbell.

For years, fans never knew Mary Mary was just a stage name, and that the…

By Amber McKynzie

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Month of the Man: Restaurateur Talks Transition from Government Worker to Entrepreneur

Avery Leakes' adolescent boss moves led to big wins

For BlackEnterprise.com’s Month of the Man, we catch up with Avery Leake, 28, on reviving…

By Courtney Connley

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Is Becoming Roommates the New Marriage Agreement?

Why busy lives are changing the perspective of marriage

Do you remember til death do us part, friendship as the foundation for love and…

By Kenny Pugh

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Caribbean Power Men: 10 Top Leaders in Politics, Sports and More

Musicians, athletes, and politicians who have roots in the Islands

In honor of Caribbean Heritage Month, BlackEnterprise.com highlights top leaders of Caribbean descent.

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Instagram Video vs. Vine: Why Popular Photo-Sharing App’s Latest Element Wins for Brands

Instagram’s 15-second video sharing feature rivals Twitter’s Vine app

If you’re looking to try your hand at creating an online video, here why Instagram’s…

By S. Lynn Cooper

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3 Tips for Using Instagram Video for Job-Seeking Success

Use these tips to optimize your efforts on social media

With Instagram adding 15-second videos to the mix, the dynamic of communication via the Web…

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In 2008, Gina McCauley launched Blogging While Brown, an annual conference where bloggers of color can network with one another, gain new skills to maintain their technical mastery in social media and technology, and gain opportunities for sponsorship.

Tech Startup of the Week: Blogging While Brown Strives to Make the Blogosphere a More Diverse Space

Gina McCauley on why the voices of Black bloggers matter in today's tech space

Gina McCauley launched Blogging While Brown, an annual conference where bloggers of color can network…

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For Youth Jobs, White House Pushes Involvement

Outlook of economy depends in large part to youth jobs

President Obama, White House push for youth jobs.

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Olympian Cullen Jones Wants to Change The Perception That Blacks Can’t Swim

Olympic gold winner wants to 'Make A Splash' with black children on the benefits of taking up the sport of swimming

Find out why this Olympics gold medal winner is trying to encourage black youth to…

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Award-winning actress Jackie Appiah was honored for her excellence in the global film industry.

PHOTOS: Face2Face Africa Celebrates Leaders of the African Diaspora

Business and entertainment leaders honored including actress Jackie Appiah and publisher Aziz G. Adetimirin

On June 15, Face2Face Africa honored leaders including Aziz G. Adetimirin, publisher of The Network…

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Cool Jobs: Tourism Executive Takes His Roots Global, Showcasing the Beauty of Jamaica

Lyndon Taylor talks philanthropy and importance of Caribbean Heritage Month

Part of BlackEnterprise.com’s “Month of The Man,” Lyndon Taylor talks career in tourism and the…

By Kimberly Wilson

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Bank of America Misled Homeowners, Suit Says

Since 2012, more than 18,000 homeowners have filed complaints about Bank of America with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Former BoA employees said they were told to falsify electronic records and foreclose on homes.

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Singer Akon Takes on NASCAR Launching Akon Motor Sports

Joe Henderson III competes for Akon's Motor Sports at NASCAR on June 22

Akon launches a car racing company, will compete at NASCAR

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New NSBA Survey Shows IT Cost, Security Major Concerns for Small Business

Stay Sharp This Summer: 5 Affordable Online Courses

Web resources to help you beef up your skills---and your resume

These Web classes will help you beef up your skills and your resume.

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Why Aren’t More New Dads Taking Paternity Leave?

15 percent of U.S. companies offer some kind of paternity leave

Is gender stereotyping causing men to not take paternity leave?

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The Power Play of Power Plays: How Civic Programs Can Boost Your Career Options

Black men can position themselves for employment via community work

There are other avenues for career growth. Consider participating in service-based programs to explore non-traditional…

By Antoine Moss

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Tech Startup of the Week: Fluencr Rewards Users for Promoting Brands

Former NFL Player Gerome Sapp found a way for anyone to leverage their social celebrity

Former NFL Player Gerome Sapp created Fluencr.com to provide a marketplace that allows anyone the…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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From Newbie to Senior: Six Leaders Who Found Success Early—and Later—In Their Careers

Be inspired, from Cicely Tyson to Ithaca N.Y. mayor Svante Myrick

Major accomplishments can come at any age, proving it’s never too late—or too early—to make…

By Joshua Perrin

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Messy Millennials: How Social Media TMI Can Lead to Major Losses

Latest 2Chainz incident brings to light the down side of transparency

Young professionals, the more you disclose about your private life on social media, the more…

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Design Essentials Penetrates the Natural Hair Care Market

The founder of Design Essentials, Cornell McBride, Sr., invented Sta-Sof-Fro

Design Essentials embarks on retail campaign in Sally’s and Walgreens for their new natural hair…

By Makkada B. Selah

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In Which Industry do MBA Graduates Earn the Most?

Men earn more than women in first year, research says

MBA programs have promises that make graduating quite enticing.

By Darren Sands

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E3 2013: Microsoft Releases Xbox One Details, Hundreds of New Games Coming to Next-Gen Console

Gaming industry’s annual trade show kicked off with Microsoft’s big announcements

At its 2013 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) event Monday, Microsoft gave greater insight into consumers’…

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Close the Gap: Top 5 STEM Job Options for Black Men

Get in the game. Demand for these careers set to increase by 2018

Men of color continue to be underrepresented when it comes to science, tech and engineering…

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Living Single? You Still Need to Plan Financially

Could the keys to your financial success be tied up in your relative freedom?

Watch how you spend!

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Citizen Made is the ecommerce platform for brands that make custom products.

Tech Startup of the Week: Citizen Made Lets Manufacturers Customize Products for Less

Rachel Brooks helps independent retailers optimize their online presence for “tailor-made” services

With more companies opting to provide hand-made, small batch, and custom products, e-commerce platform Citizen…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Month of the Man: Uptown Publisher Talks Black Buying Power and Brand-Building Boss Moves

Leonard Burnett leads movement to show other side of diversity coin

As part of BlackEnterprise.com’s Month of the Man series, media powerhouse Leonard Burnett talks black…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Should Tipping Be Banned? An Expert Says Yes

Questioning a normally unquestioned practice

A study shows that in countries where tipping is prominent, there is also high corruption…

By Darren Sands

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20 African Tech Startups to Watch

These startups are changing the continent through innovation

Startups changing the tech landscape.

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Fredrick D. Scott was arraigned on charges he stole from investors.

Black Hedge Fund Manager Is a Fraud, Prosecutors Say

Claimed to manage billions in assets through firm

Fredrick D. Scott, who presented himself as a well-heeled hedge fund manager who sought in…

By Darren Sands

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Stephen G. Hill on The BET Experience and 2013 BET Awards Expectations [Part 2]

Executive explains the process for selecting The BET Awards honorees and why Chris Tucker is hosting

The BET Awards take place on June 20th along with the BET Experience.

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Boss Moves, the Big Game, and Some Business on the Side

As NBA Finals approach, get on top of your networking game

As the NBA Finals approach, why not slide in a side of networking between your…

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Nicki Minaj & Mona Scott Mona Scott-Young Partner with Moscato Brand

Mona Scott-Young & Nicki Minaj Announce New Moscato Wine Beverage

Nicki Minaj is part owner as well as the face for the Moscato line

Myx Fusions hopes to leverages the popularity of Moscato with the starpower of the rapper,…

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#WealthforLife Wednesdays: Is it Time to Consult a Financial Planner?

After years of doing things on my own I knew it was time to get some professional advice

Before you dismiss the idea of working with a financial planner, find out how they…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Shark Tank Mogul Daymond John Partners with Fuse Science

Urban Business Roundtable Spotlight: “Shark” Daymond John

More on the entrepreneurs, business strategies and economic news featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on the Urban Business Roundtable: Shark Tank Star Daymond John and Money Maven…

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5 Social Media Networks to Watch

Take a look at these emerging social sites

Five social networks to watch.

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Urban Delivery Founders Navigate Tech Scene with Bike Courier App

Ron Cade and Adrienne Sheares’ newly-launched app delivers orders in under an hour

Ron Cade and Adrienne Sheares founded Urban Delivery, an on-demand delivery service app.

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Shoe Along® is what every woman needs - A hands-free way to carry a second pair of Shoes or Sneakers Along. How can licensing help this nifty idea?

How Licensing Can Help Your Business Idea Become More Lucrative

A licensing expert chimes in on a novel idea

So how might licensing benefit her in the short and long term? We asked licensing…

By Darren Sands

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Don’t Let Future Costs of College Deter Your Saving

Save now, worry later

Knotts says parents should stretch their savings, save smart and be realistic about their goals.…

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Face2Face Africa Honoring Who’s Who of the African Diaspora

Top talents in publishing, entertainment, philanthropy will receive awards June 15

On June 15, top talent in publishing, media, fashion and philanthropy will be honored including…

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4 Ways to Build B2C Relationships Online

Tips on establishing business-to-consumer relationships

Four tactics to build relationships online with your customers.

By S. Lynn Cooper

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Family Business: Lil Wayne & The Carter Tribe

From Cash Money to Young Money, Lil Wayne knows all of that is nothing without his family.

With a village of children destined to hold up the family name, Lil Wayne is…

By Amber McKynzie

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Lucrative Side Hustles: Author Gil Robertson Shares Tricks of the Writing Trade

Diversifying your income is the name of the game and Robertson is winning

Author and journalist Gil Robertson knows a thing or two about maximizing your talents to…

By Tomika Anderson

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Stephen G. Hill Talks Expanding BET Awards Brand and Road to Success

Executive details popular program transition into The BET Experience

As the BET Awards morphs into The BET Experience, BlackEnterprise.com catches up exclusively with Stephen…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Rich Winley took advantage of relationships with mentors while participating in a technology accelerator.

Rich Winley Dishes On ‘No Chains’ Food App and Launching a Mobile Product

The serial entrepreneur on developing an app

Black Enterprise talks with tech entrepreneur, Rich Winley to discuss his best practices for launching…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Jay-Z to Celebrate 10-Year Anniversary of 40/40 Club in Style

Jay-Z will celebrate the tenth anniversary of the opening of the 40/40 club in New York City on Monday, June 17.

Have you been to 40/40? What are your thoughts?

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No Chains helps customers find the best non-franchise restuarants that they never heard of. Founder Rich Winley got the idea while trying to find local food in Australia.

Tech Startup of the Week: ‘No Chains’ Unlocks the Best Local Restaurants and Bars

Accelerator graduate Rich Winley launches mobile food app

To help food lovers find local restaurants, tech entrepreneur Rich Winley launched ‘No Chains,’ a…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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How to Stay Cool Without an Air Conditioner: A Beginner’s Guide

The recent heatwave in lots of states doesn't mean you should break the bank

Here are four ways you can keep costs down as the temperature increases so that…

By Darren Sands

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AriZona Beverages & Shaquille O'Neal Team Up For Cream Soda Line

Shaquille O’Neal Inks Deal With Arizona Beverages For Soda Brand

Former NBA player adds soda to already impressive portfolio

TNT analyst and former NBA player Shaquille O’Neal adds a soda brand to his already…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Mayor Bloomberg Announces Online Competition Soliciting Ideas From Young Men To Reduce Racial And Ethnic Disparities

Mayor Bloomberg Announces Online Competition for Black and Latino Young Men

Young men can win $5,000 toward business development, employment or education

Online competition encourages black and Latino young men to help reduce racial and ethnic disparities…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Keeping Up With Appearances Is Usually a Bad Idea for Your Finances

Why favoring style over substance doesn't pay off

It is better to be upfront and state that you are having financial problems and…

By Jennifer Streaks

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5 Surefire Ways to Make Your Website Work for You

Several steps to follow so that your site brings you business

Effective ways to help your website work for you—and your customers.

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Serial tech entrepreneur, Tanisha Robinson, launched TicketFire to help digitize event passes (Image: Tanisha Robinson)

Tanisha Robinson Talks Juggling Ventures, Tech Accelerators and Exit Strategies

See how this serial tech entrepreneur balances it all

TicketFire founder Tanisha Robinson talks juggling more than two tech startups, rocking the tech world…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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The Market for Jackie Robinson Memorabilia Soars

A Jackie Robinson glove valued at a million dollars to be auctioned soon

Sales of Jackie Robinson merchandise jumps 1000 percent

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Overall Satisfaction among Small Business Banking Customers Drops

Tech Startup of the Week: TicketFire Helps Ticket Holders Go Paperless

Serial tech entrepreneur Tanisha Robinson makes it easier to re-sell, share, or upgrade event passes

Ticketfire allows anyone with a paper ticket to scan it into a smartphone, where it…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Plaxico Burress Unveils New Luxury Sock Line

“The day I decided to start my sock line, I said ‘One day, I’m going to be on the cover of Black Enterprise,” said Burress with a wide grin.

Would you purchase a pair of socks if they are well designed, at a higher…

By Demetria Irwin

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Program Recognizing Outstanding Achievements of Minority Entrepreneurs, Individuals, Organizations

Entrepreneurship Rates Reach Highest Level in More Than a Decade

A growing percentage of U.S. citizens are choosing entrepreneurship

2012 was marked by U.S. entrepreneurs reporting greater optimism and confidence in their abilities to…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Teens Create Bicycle-Powered Water Filtration System to Provide Safe Drinking Water

High schoolers led a team of inventors, bringing their high-powered device to the White House

Young innovators Kiona Elliot and Payton Karr presented the Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam program’s pedal-powered filtration system…

By Janel Martinez

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Plan, Save & Execute: Take Control of Your Money This Summer

Spend your summer months worry-free

We are heading into the busy summer season filled with travel, good food & time…

By Jennifer Streaks

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Ford's Supplier Diversity Development Program: 35 Years of Empowering Minority, Women and Veteran Business Owners

Ford’s Supplier Diversity Program Celebrates 35 Years Empowering Business Owners

Veterans are the new key focus for the Supplier Diversity Development program

In 2012 Ford spent $5.7 billion with tier-one minority-owned suppliers, $1.2 billion with tier-one women-owned…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Cool Jobs: Music Marketing Exec Juggles Vets and Newcomers

Akinah Rahmaan talks uber-egos and changing the branding game

Akinah Rahmaan, a VP at Island Def Jam (IDJ) Music Group, talks marketing brands of…

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Tioki Founder Mandela Schumacher-Hodge Connects Educators Through Online Network

Young woman of power merges education and technology

Mandela Schumacher-Hodge, co-founder of Tioki, provides insight into the intersection of education and innovation leading…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Several Factors Determine Best States to Retire in, Expert Says

Bankrate rated the best and worst states to retire in

Relatively cold states with high taxes and a high cost of living such as Oregon…

By Darren Sands

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Checking Email at Night, on Weekends and Holidays Is the New Norm for U.S. Workforce

When Do You Check Your Email? New Report Says Most Do ‘At All Times’

Report reveals employees read email during weddings, funerals and other family events

The 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., five-day work week is a thing of the past…

By C. Daniel Baker

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No. 10. Elementary Education   Although teachers mold young minds and help them reach their highest potential, their paychecks often don't reflect the hard work and long hours. African Americans who obtain this degree can expect an average salary of $40,000. White Americans with this degree can expect the same.

Tech Startup of the Week: Tioki, Where Teachers Go to Network and Learn

Former educator Mandela Schumacher-Hodge helps schools take professional development and hiring digital

Tioki helps people passionate about education connect to one another, discover opportunities, and share information.

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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One Year after Superstorm Sandy, Many Small Businesses Aren't Prepared for the Next Disaster

SBA Offers Tips on Protecting Your Business This Hurricane Season

Weather expert offers 2013 Hurricane Season forecast webinar

Now is a good time to protect your employees, customers and business from the devastating…

By C. Daniel Baker

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How to Stay Within Your Budget During Travel Season

Follow these tips and stay on track with your finances

Taking the time to plan ahead for your summer travel can save you serious cash.

By Jennifer Streaks

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Mother’s Day: 10 Products for Mom’s On-The-Go

No matter which way you decide to lean, these products will keep you and your little one on the straight and narrow.

Being a working mother is not easy. So Whether you’ve decided to “Lean In” as…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Damon Dash Facing Eviction, Says He’s ‘Flat Broke’

Damon Dash was Jay-Z's business partner until 2004

Will Jay-Z help a brotha out?

By Makkada B. Selah

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The Home Depot Awards HBCU Oakwood University With $50,000 Makeover

Black colleges benefit from the company’s campus-improvement program

The Home Depot responded to HBCUs in need through a campus-improvement grant program called Retool…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Equatorial Guinea Establishes Loan Guarantee Program for Small Businesses

Equatorial Guinea Establishes Loan Guarantee Program for Small Businesses

Government seeks to encourage entrepreneurs by sharing risk

Equatorial Guinea’s new loan-guarantee program hopes to encourage entrepreneurs and the creation of new businesses…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Bob’s Rich: Shorter Names Could Mean Higher Salary, Research Suggests

Research says shorter names could be more lucrative

Is a name change in order for business people seeking to get ahead?

By Darren Sands

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Small Businesses Like “Sweetie Pie’s” Rake in Cash After Reality TV Spots

OWN's 'Sweetie Pie's' is in its fourth profitable season

Even after three or four episodes, mom and pop shops see significant sales increase.

By Aaron Morrison

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#WealthforLife Wednesdays: 4 Steps To Put Your Savings On Autopilot

You're more likely to save if you don't have to think about it

This week’s #WealthForLife focuses on strategies to make your savings goals more attainable.

By LaToya M. Smith

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BE Good Life Event Sponsored by LEXUS


The amazing crowd of over 400 people at the BE Lexus Good Life event at the 40/40.

LEXUS Presents The ‘BE GoodLife’ Event at 40/40 [Gallery]

Check out our gallery of our BE Good Life event at the 40/40 sponsored by Lexus.

Check out our gallery of our BE Good Life event at the 40/40 sponsored by…

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Will Lucas launched Classana to help lifelong learners accomplish their immediate and long term goals. (Image: Christian Bishop)

Tech Founder Will Lucas Says the Future of Education Will Be Self Curated

Classana co-founder joins Black Enterprise and The Gates Foundation to moderate a symposium on education

Will Lucas is founder of Classana, an educational resource discovery engine.

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Disability Insurance An Unnecessary Quandary For Some Millennials, Expert Says

The Hartford's Lindsey Pollak says it doesn't have to take an accident for young professionals to make a claim on disability insurance

Disability insurance could mean the difference between many things

By Darren Sands

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg Announces The Launch Of Urban Compass, A Platform That Changes How People Find A Home In New York City And Connect With The World Around Them

Mayor Michael Bloomberg Kicks Off The Launch Of Urban Compass

Site aims to connect users with the world around them by harnessing local expertise.

Urban Compass makes it easier for people to find a home they love, by combining…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Black Workers Claim Racial Bias at Farms

African-African farm workers say they've been fired because of race and national origin

Southern farmers all but admit they’ve turned to the guest worker program because Mexicans expect…

By Aaron Morrison

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As Baby Boomers Retire, Young Workers Can Take the Lead

Take advantage of a prime time for new leaders

Reports say more senior workers are retiring. Here’s how young professionals can take advantage of…

By Antoine Moss

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New Survey Shows Performance on Track for Small Businesses, but Hiring Stalls in 2013

Most small business owners feel their business is at expected levels

Half of the small business owners surveyed said that growth or expanding their business was…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Lauryn Hill Is Sentenced to 3 Months in Prison

Singer recently paid tax debt

Lauryn Hill was sentenced on Monday afternoon

By Darren Sands

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Speaking Up Pays Off When it Comes to Your Financial Goals

Telling others can help them keep you accountable

Discussions around money can be revealing but are sometimes difficult to have, especially if you…

By Darren Sands

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Omar Wasow, co-founder of BlackPlanet, launched the Brooklyn Excelsior Charter School in 2003.

Tech Guru Omar Wasow Explains How to Put More ‘Tech’ into Education

The BlackPlanet.com co-founder joins Black Enterprise and The Gates Foundation to moderate a symposium on education

Black Enterprise will be hosting a symposium on tech in education with the Bill and…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Huggies Celebrates Innovative ‘Mompreneurs’ With $15K Grant Program

Huggies wants to fund mothers and their groundbreaking ideas

Huggies grant program hopes to inspire parents to channel their ingenuity into products that help…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Census Shows Decreasing Revenues for Black Businesses

Most black businesses are in the service industry

2007 Census shows receipts are down for black businesses

By Makkada B. Selah

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Winners ot the black enterprise small business awards

Entrepreneurs Conference: Celebrating Small Businesses Revved Up for Growth

B.E.’s 2013 small business award nominees know what it takes to develop a vision into a scalable enterprise

Now in its 18th year, the Black Enterprise Small Business Awards highlight entrepreneurs doing it…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Frederick Townes, co-founder of Placester, will be speaking at the 2013 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference, May 15-18 in Columbus, Ohio.

Tech Startup of the Week: Web-Building Platform Placester Helps Real Estate Pros Stay Competitive

Founder and #BEEC2013 speaker Frederick Townes raised a $2.5 million seed round, see how

Frederick Townes, co-founder of Placester, a marketing and website-building platform for real estate agents, nails…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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For Guys Only: 5 Outdoor Budget-Friendly Dates She’ll Love

How to get her buzzing to her friends -- without spending a dime

A large percentage of professional women don’t care how much a guy spends on the…

By Darren Sands

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Episode 5: Five Career Tips From VH1′s ‘The Gossip Game’

Beyond the ratchet, these are real-life lessons you can learn.

Take a look at five business tips from episode 5 of VH1′s ‘The Gossip Game.’

By Amber McKynzie

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Kangu.org enables citizen philanthropists to crowdfund safe birth environments and life-saving medical services for pregnant women in developing countries

Kangu.org Focuses on Crowdfunding Safe Births for Women in Developing Countries

New crowdfunding initiative gives the gift of life this Mother's Day

Kangu.org enables philanthropists to crowdfund safe birth environments and life-saving medical services for pregnant women…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Top 5 So So Def Acts Introduced by Jermaine Dupri

With the death of Chris 'Mack Daddy' Kelly of Kris Kross suddenly, we look at the top 5 acts introduced to the world by So So Def

Remembering Kris Kross’ ‘Mack Daddy,’ here are 5 top So So Def acts

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Can Beats by Dr. Dre Save Retailer RadioShack?

Would you spend hundreds of dollars on the headphones?

Beats by Dr. Dre has established itself at the forefront of audio electronics.

By Darren Sands

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#WealthforLife Wednesdays: How to Create a Realistic Budget

Stop fudging the numbers. Identify how you’re spending your money and then give your hard earned cash a specific assignment.

Developing a budget is an essential part of your wealth-building plan.

By LaToya M. Smith

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Success Secrets Exposed: 5 Steps to Upgrading the Game after Graduation

Dennis Kimbro, Ph.D. shares a strategy for job market advancement

Dennis Kimbro, Ph.D., best-selling author and speaker, shares a strategy that can arm grads with…

By Antoine Moss

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How to Keep Your Business Lean and Profitable

Philadelphia and Verizon Team Up to Create Region’s 1st Small Business Week

Week will feature a series of events allowing small-business owners to gain insights to better run their business

The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and Verizon will present Greater Philadelphia’s inaugural Small Business…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Small Businesses Investing Big In Digital Marketing In 2013

Small Businesses Investing Big in Digital Marketing in 2013

2013 looks to be a year of increased online investment for small businesses.

AT&T poll says small businesses are relying heavily on a mobile presence to stay competitive.…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Fantasia Loses Her House After Failing to Sell at Preferred Price

Reports are surfacing that after being unable to sell her home, she relinquishes it to the bank

Will the problems keep mounting for the American Idol winner, Fantasia, who just recently lost…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Womens basketball legend Lisa Leslie.

As Capital One Cup Heats Up, Lisa Leslie Champions Education

Lisa Leslie's impact on the game of basketball is still being felt

A legend of the game is promoting it from another angle: education.

By Darren Sands

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McDonald’s to Serve Breakfast All Day?

Brand exploring offering breakfast to customers all day long

A day after Burger King announced plans to expand their delivery program, McDonald’s announces their…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Metropolitan Transportation Authority's New Opportunities for Minority, Women-owned & Disadvantaged Business

NY MTA’s New Opportunities for Minority, Women-Owned & Disadvantaged Business

The MTA has awarded a total of $353 million in small business contracts

New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has created and implemented various small business…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Chicago Tech Academy junior Shaquiesha Davis chatting with actor-turned-techie LeVar Burton and Bill Nye the Science Guy during the 3rd annual White House Science Fair on Monday, April 22 (Image: White House)

Chicago High School Student Creates App to Connect Caregivers to Parents

Shaquiesha Davis presented her Baby B 4 Me app at 3rd Annual White House Science Fair

Chicago high-schooler Shaquiesha Davis presented her Baby B 4 Me app at the 3rd annual…

By Janel Martinez

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1 in 3 Woman-Owned Firms are Run by Minorities

Successful businesses belong to minority women

Business is booming for women who own businesses.

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Small Businesses Favor Minimum Wage Increase says National Poll

National Poll Indicates Small Businesses Favor Minimum Wage Raise

85% of small business owners pay all their employees more than the minimum wage

Small business owners overwhelmingly favor increasing the federal minimum wage, according to a scientific national…

By C. Daniel Baker

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2013 Toyota Avalon Principal Design Engineer Rob McConnell

Meet Toyota Avalon Principal Design Engineer Rob McConnell

His team's mission: Take an upscale mid-size sedan known for quality and reliability (yawn). And make it fly beyond recognition. Mission accomplished.

Well, if Elba is James Bond, allow me to introduce you to Q: 2013 Toyota…

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The Gossip Game - 3 - Featured

Episode 4: Five Career Tips From VH1′s The Gossip Game

Beyond the ratchet, these are real-life lessons you can learn.

Check out what we learned from Episode 4.

By Amber McKynzie

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SBA Honors Nation's Top Small Businesses

Women and Minority-Owned Businesses Operate on Less Financing

Minority owners were less likely to apply for credit fearing loan denial.

Minority firms in particular rely more on their own funds—and have less capital to start…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Best Travel Credit Cards for 2013 Come in All Shapes and Sizes

Do you know what card is right for you?

Figuring out which card you need could save you hundreds — even thousands.

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Housing Market is Up and Down, Numbers Show

Some housing construction is making a difference

New numbers have some analysts looking up.

By Kenneth Meeks

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The Bronx is Back! NYC Borough Leads in Startup Growth

The unemployment rate in the Bronx is 12.5%

The Bronx starts more businesses than the other boroughs

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Get a head start. Waiting until the last minute to order your textbooks could result in high shipping fees and limited options. So always try to get a list of required textbooks and materials as early as possible. That way, before school starts you’ll not only have the chance to shop around, but also the time necessary to get books sent to you without paying extra “rush charges” for expedited shipping.

4 Ways Colleges Can Take Their Digital Presence to the Next Level

Tips colleges and universities can use to attract prospective students on social media, digital platforms

BlackEnterprise.com highlights the methods academic institutions should take to bring their social media presence from…

By S. Lynn Cooper

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African Students Awarded 25000 For Inventing Anti-Malaria Soap

African Students Win Global Competition With Anti-Malaria Soap

Inventors hope soap will be an African solution to an African problem

Moctar Dembélé and Gérard Niyondiko, recently won the Global Social Venture Competition with their Faso…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Amid Booming Sales, Netflix Says it Will Create Family Plan

Announcement comes as Netflix boasts $3 million first-quarter profit, success of original series

Netfix says over 10 million users use the service without paying.

By Darren Sands

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New York Urban League's Young Professionals President Jemar T. Ward.

At ‘REBIRTH!’, N.Y. Urban League’s Young Professionals Raise Money for Education

Manhattan's finest celebrate a great cause

Urban League’s Young Professionals are dedicated to change.

By Darren Sands

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2012 Elevator Pitch Competition Winner Ebonee Monique of MamaIWantToWrite.com

Entrepreneurs Conference: How I Won The Black Enterprise Elevator Pitch Competition

2012 Elevator Pitch Winner Ebonee Monique's first-person account of her experience at the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference—and what's happened since.

Where has she been since?

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Russell Simmons Advocates for Youth Success with Rising Tide Program

Contest will give winner chance of a lifetime with entertainment mogul

Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons talks new advocacy program and why service is a lifelong journey…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Tech Startup of the Week: Bolstr Let’s Small Businesses Navigate Equity Investments Like Wall Street

Dynamic revenue-sharing engine allows 'main street small businesses' to connect with potential investors

One year after the JOBS Act, small businesses can use Bolstr to raise money from…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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SBA Salutes Legion's Entrepreneurship Training Event for Women

SBA Launches Social Media Webinar Series for Small Businesses

SBA webinar focuses on the topic: "Social Media: Helping You Get Started"

SBA webinar series to help small businesses leverage and grow their businesses using social media.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Venture Capital Firms Profit from Funding Women-led Businesses

Venture Capital Firms Profit from Funding Women-led Businesses

Venture capital firms that invest in women-led businesses see positive returns

Social capital (“who you know and how you know them”) affects funding of women-led firms…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Recruiters: Here’s How to Attract More Young Leaders

Attract millennial innovators with these quick tips

You want millennial innovators to work for your company? Well, it’s not always about what…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Actor Larenz Tate Advocates for Employment Opportunities for Urban Men

With entrepreneur Karim Webb, leaders build awareness and create resources

Actor has partnered with the restaurant entrepreneur Karim Webb to advocate for employment for urban…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Be ready for business! 

When publicity strikes, you may get a surge in foot traffic or web traffic. If you have a brick and mortar business, get ready by bringing on extra temporary staff, and ordering extra product. Get your web site ready by creating landing pages and email captures so you can keep in touch with all of your new customers even after they've come and gone. Offer a coupon for new e-mail list subscribers, then send over your newsletter and let them know what's new with your business each month.

6 Ways to Use Foursquare to Market Your Business

How your brand can use the location-based check-ins app

BlackEnterprise.com provides tips to marketing your business on the location-based check-ins application Foursquare.

By S. Lynn Cooper

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Power Women of the Diaspora: Designer Fuses European and African Culture for Collection

Germany and Nigeria meet to form vibrant brand

Designer Hazel Aggrey-Orleans fuses her German and Nigerian heritage to found Eki-Orleans, a global fashion…

By Octavia Goredema

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The Top 5 Highest Grossing Domestic Sports Movies

With '42' the top movie this weekend, we've listed the top 5 sports movies ever

Which of these movies was your favorite?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Google Rolls Out Person Finder Following Boston Marathon Explosions

Tech giant launches Person Finder to assist in locating victims of Boston marathon

Google launches Person Finder to assist in Boston marathon explosions on Monday.

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Check Out The Black Trailblazers Who Paved The Way For Us All

In a new campaign called "Black Enterprise Trailblazers" sponsored by Wal-Mart we take a look at the black trailblazers who paved the way

Read up on many of the men and women who paved the way for this…

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Will You Add a Smartwatch to Your Tech Wishlist?

The year of the smartwatch is upon us

Reports have surfaced that Microsoft is joining Apple, Samsung and LG in the development of…

By Janel Martinez

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5 Reasons Taking Career Advice Too Literally Could Ruin You

How to develop discernment for words of wisdom to keep or toss

Advice comes a dime a dozen—and some of it is tried and true—but you have…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Beyonce Lends Her Voice to Help Goodwill Promote Career & Job Opportunities

Beyonce Lends Her Voice to Help Goodwill Promote Job Opportunities

Beyonce will support Goodwill with donation drives at her concerts

Superstar singer Beyonce partners with Goodwill to raise funds and awareness to sponsor training and…

By C. Daniel Baker

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International Speedway Corp. Appoints New Advertising and Marketing Leaders to Board

Larry D. Woodard and Sonia Maria Green join motorsports powerhouse

Larry D. Woodard and Sonia Maria Green are latest leaders of color to be appointed…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Reebok Drops Rapper Rick Ross Over Lyrics

Reebok released a statement Thursday afternoon

The gossip news site TMZ is reporting that Reebok has parted ways with the rapper…

By Darren Sands

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B Corporations, An Alternative for Socially Conscious Entrepreneurs

How startups can raise money for socially beneficial purposes while making little to no profit.

If you are considering a B-Corp, here is what you need to know to take…

By Ricardo Bernard

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Has Social Media Caused You to Cut Friendships Short?

Twitter beefs, Facebook foes and IG trolls, social climate is breeding tension between friends

A recent online survey conducted by corporate training firm VitalSmarts shows nearly 20% of people…

By Janel Martinez

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Going Global: How Young Professionals Can Build Foundation for International Career

This strategy can ensure you get a great start in spreading your wings abroad

A young leader shares real-life success tips on building your professional brand and taking it…

By James Walker

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Blerdology closed out Newark Tech Week with #BlackHack NWK (Image: Blerdology)

Brick City Entrepreneurs Hack It Out At #BlackHack NWK

Blerdology holds hackathon at close of Newark Tech Week

Rutgers Business School juniors Christopher Arthur and Christopher Akparanta won #BlackHack NWK hackathon for CampusBord,…

By Janel Martinez

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McDonald’s to Hire 6000 Workers on National Hiring Day

McDonald’s to Hire 6000 Workers on National Hiring Day

National Hiring Event looks to be the biggest event yet

McDonald’s Canada is looking to take advantage of the soft labor market in Canada

By C. Daniel Baker

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Small Business Owners Sick of Unfair Corporate Tax Loopholes

Small Business Owners Tired of Unfair Corporate Tax Loopholes

Small business owners want to close corporate tax loopholes

Small business owners want tax reform, especially for often abused corporate tax loopholes

By C. Daniel Baker

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College to Career: 5 Steps to an Easy Transition

Strategy for maximizing valuable post-grad career building

This strategy will ensure you don’t waste valuable time and resources post graduation.

By Antoine Moss

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Universal Music Group Strikes Global Partnership With Jay-Z’s Roc Nation

Jay-Z’s Roc Nation & Universal Music Group Strike a Global Partnership

Roc Nation's roster includes Rihanna, Shakira, Rita Ora, Calvin Hariss and deadmau5.

Jay-Z’s Roc Nation entertainment company and Universal Music Group have entered into a huge global…

By C. Daniel Baker

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SBA Salutes Legion's Entrepreneurship Training Event for Women

3 Valuable Reasons Soft Skills Can Trump Experience

Just having done the work just isn't always enough

Sometimes it’s not just about doing the work. You must come to the table with…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Fast food workers strike at dozens of food chains

Does a McDonald’s Cashier Job Require a College Degree?

Job posting raised questions regarding the US Job Market

When a story about McDonalds requiring a college diploma for cashier jobs went viral, many…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Kalikie Co-founders, Bruce Hopkins and Tirrell Payton, wanted to create a text-to-speech platform that kept users engaged.

Tech Startup of the Week: Kaliki App In-Car Integration Allows Commuters to Listen and Drive

Founders Bruce Hopkins and Tirrell Payton are bringing on-demand content to road warriors

Kaliki Audio Newsstand partners with media publishers to convert their print and digital media into…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Watch Sonia Alleyne’s Interview with Venus Williams at This Year’s Women of Power Summit [Video]

Venus Williams was one of the featured speakers at this year’s Women of Power Summit.

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Women of Power: Pushing Past Fear To Make Your Next Career Move

At the Black Enterprise Women of Power summit, attendees learn how to push past fears…

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