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Mikel Madison on His Journey as a Black Bicycle Shop Owner in a Mostly White Industry ABC’s Shark Tank Wants Black Businesses Recognizing The Signs of Financial Infidelity White House Recognizes Tech Leaders As ‘Champions of Change for Tech Inclusion’ Urban Business Roundtable Spotlight: Footwear Entrepreneur Candra Palmer Last Chance: How Would You Get Lost in Bermuda? Black Blogger Month: BrothaTech, Breaking Tech Talk Down for the Masses Virtual Toolkit Offers Unique Interactive Community for Entrepreneurs Frustrated U.S. Fast Food Workers to Strike for Higher Wages 4 Ways to Drive Engagement on LinkedIn Ailing Frank Ocean Cancels Australian Tour Dates Bill Containing Winston-Salem State’s Stadium Bid Passes #WealthforLife Wednesdays: Boost Your Financial IQ! 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NY Giants All-Pro Player Continues Strong “Rush” to Educate America’s Youth Rapper Killer Mike Redefines “SWAG” with Barbershop U.S. Has Record 2.7 Million Temp Workers New York City Sick Leave Law Gives Workers Relief Nelson Mandela: Top 6 Boss Moves of A Global Icon 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. 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Hill on The BET Experience and 2013 BET Awards Expectations [Part 2] Boss Moves, the Big Game, and Some Business on the Side Mona Scott-Young & Nicki Minaj Announce New Moscato Wine Beverage #WealthforLife Wednesdays: Is it Time to Consult a Financial Planner? Urban Business Roundtable Spotlight: “Shark” Daymond John 5 Social Media Networks to Watch Urban Delivery Founders Navigate Tech Scene with Bike Courier App How Licensing Can Help Your Business Idea Become More Lucrative Don’t Let Future Costs of College Deter Your Saving Face2Face Africa Honoring Who’s Who of the African Diaspora 4 Ways to Build B2C Relationships Online Family Business: Lil Wayne & The Carter Tribe Lucrative Side Hustles: Author Gil Robertson Shares Tricks of the Writing Trade Stephen G. 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Fixie Bicycle Gallery in Atlanta.

Mikel Madison on His Journey as a Black Bicycle Shop Owner in a Mostly White Industry

With more young adults and gainfully employed people looking to leave the suburbs in favor of the inner city, bikes are becoming the preferred mode of transportation

The “Black Mecca” of Atlanta is no different and Mikel Madison took notice.

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ABC’s Shark Tank Wants Black Businesses

Casting directors to hold open call on Capitol Hill during economic empowerment conference

Shark Tank is a competition reality-based television series that features a panel of self-made multimillionaire…

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If you're intimate in every way but financially, that's a problem.

Recognizing The Signs of Financial Infidelity

Is she addicted to retail? Is he a bigamist? Zero tolerance for money secrets is key to protecting your marriage—and yourself.

Zero tolerance for money secrets is key to protecting your marriage—and yourself.

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White House Recognizes Tech Leaders As ‘Champions of Change for Tech Inclusion’

Eleven individuals honored at White House event for implementing initiatives that add more women, minorities and underserved youth to tech pipeline

As part of the White House Tech Inclusion initiative, the Champions of Change for Tech…

By Janel Martinez

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Urban Business Roundtable Spotlight: Footwear Entrepreneur Candra Palmer

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

Artyce Designs Founder Cassandra Hayes shares how she launched her customized shoe business.

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Last Chance: How Would You Get Lost in Bermuda?

Enter below for a chance to win a trip for two to Bermuda

Visit the pink sands of Bermuda by entering to win a trip for two.

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Black Blogger Month: BrothaTech, Breaking Tech Talk Down for the Masses

Whether you’re a self-proclaimed geek or tech novice, Terrance Gaines is speaking your language when it comes to gadgets and tools

As Black Blogger Month continues, Terrance Gaines, widely-known as BrothaTech, shares his tech expertise and…

By Janel Martinez

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Virtual Toolkit Offers Unique Interactive Community for Entrepreneurs

Successful business owners share success strategies during live webcasts

At Business Accelerator, Price shares some of her secrets for how to “do away with…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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McDonald's CEO Don Thompson told Bloomberg that McDonald's pays above the minimum wage and will continue to provide entry-level jobs.

Frustrated U.S. Fast Food Workers to Strike for Higher Wages

McDonald's CEO comments on worker pay

U.S. fast food workers to strike for better pay.

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When it comes to social networking sites, LinkedIn is not viewed as one of the most exciting platforms (thanks to the ability to “pin,” “tweet” and “Facebook” nearly any aspect of life), but it is definitely one web-based network you should invest your time in. In fact, there’s a bevy of functions that are raising the stakes, allowing professionals to stay connected with others in and outside of their spheres of influence, access applications and remain up to date on the latest career-related news. Mashable outlines five capabilities you should familiarize yourself with and maximize on LinkedIn:

4 Ways to Drive Engagement on LinkedIn

Tips and tricks to enhancing your LinkedIn strategy

BlackEnterprise.com provides four practical methods to integrate into your LinkedIn strategy that will drive engagement.…

By S. Lynn Cooper

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Ailing Frank Ocean Cancels Australian Tour Dates

Live Nation announces cancellation of three dates in Sydney, Melbourne

Frank Ocean has a small tear in one of his vocal chords.

By Darren Sands

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Bill Containing Winston-Salem State’s Stadium Bid Passes

State senate approves university bid

The Winston-Salem Journal reports that the university’s bid to buy the stadium from the City…

By Steven J Gaither

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#WealthforLife Wednesdays: Boost Your Financial IQ!

Free financial literacy resources to help you and your teen get smarter about your money

On a better, more complete financial education.

By LaToya M. Smith

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Black Blogger Month: Mattieologie, Blogging for the Crown

Mattie James is proof that you can be yourself and win in the world of fashion and style

As part of Black Blogger Month, the young boss tells BlackEnterprise.com how she’s been able…

By Janel Martinez

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On July 17, more than 400 attendees gathered to support the First Annual Black Ivy Alumni League fundraising gala in New York City. The gala was hosted with Columbia Business School's African-American Alumni Association, Black Alumni of Dartmouth Association, Cornell Black Alumni Association and the Association of Black Princeton Alumni, and honored industry leaders who hail from the nation's top schools. A portion of the proceeds from the event will fund New York City public school classroom projects.

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From left, honorees: Robert Reffkin, Founder & CEO at Urban Compass; Jack Brewer, Founder and CEO of The Brewer Group, Inc.; and Keith Boykin, MSNBC commentator

PHOTOS: Black Ivy Alumni League Hosts Philanthropic Event Honoring Leaders

Keith Boykin and Ryan Lesle part of star-studded night

On July 17, more than 400 attendees gathered to support the First Annual Black Ivy…

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Play GIG-IT lets gamers pick an artist, dress him or her in signature streetwear and create a concert that can be shared with friends across Facebook (Image: Play GIG-IT)

Play GIG-IT Offers Facebook Users a New Way to Game and Music Artists a New Revenue Stream

First-ever virtual 3-D concert game on popular social networking site merges music and technology

Play GIG-IT is a social game that allows players to create customized 3D concerts that…

By Janel Martinez

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Black Blogger Month: Black N Bougie, It’s Not a TV Show, It’s a Lifestyle

Michele Grant uses her blog, Black N Bougie, to show people across the country that the Cosby's really do exist

Being Black and “bougie” may seem like something negative or just a dream, but to…

By Amber McKynzie

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Former FedEx VP Becomes a Top Franchise Owner

Edith Kelly-Green ranks as the largest multiple unit franchise owner for Lenny’s Sub Shop

In 2003, after some 25 years of service with FedEx, Edith Kelly-Green entered into retirement.…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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The Turnaround Kings: BE 100s Financial Services Company of the Year

Vista Equity Partners team prove themselves masters of rebuild and returns

In 2007, Vista Equity Partners (No. 1 on the be private equity list with $6.6…

By Alan Hughes

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Detroit Bankruptcy Turns Spotlight to Business Development

With Few Options, City of Detroit Files for Bankruptcy

City is largest municipality to file

Detroit’s 16-page petition was filed in its U.S. Bankruptcy Court

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High Velocity: Black Enterprise’s African American Auto Dealer of the Year

Quality of service and dealer-owner operations helped March Hodge weather the storm and speed past the competition

On March 11, 2011, a magnitude-9.0 earthquake rocked northern Japan, followed by a devastating tsunami…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Black Blogger Month: Stuff Fly People Like, Because Anything Else is Normal

Rae Holliday and Gabe Williams aren't just two guys in nice suits, they're The Fly Guys

If you want to know what’s going on at the center of entertainment’s gossip chain,…

By Amber McKynzie

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[INFOGRAPHIC] #WealthforLife Wednesdays: How to Retire The Right Way

Don't just retire, retire rich

Building a healthy retirement reserve is a slow and steady process that takes patience, consistency,…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Nile Ivey a.k.a. LowKey is the founder of the hip hop blog youheardthatnew.com

Black Blogger Month: You Heard That New? Of Course You Have

Nile Ivey, widely-known as LowKey, paints a realistic view of the music industry and focuses on the art of the craft

The You Heard That New blog is very popular in the urban space, run by…

By Darren Sands

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Robert L. Johnson And Dr. DeForest B. Soaries, Jr. Announce Alliance To End Payday Lending, Lower Minority Consumer Debt, And Promote Financial Education

The Curtain Never Falls on Bob Johnson

There’s always another groundbreaking act for this billionaire entrepreneur

A few years back, BLACK ENTERPRISE profiled serial entrepreneur Robert L. Johnson, stating that he…

By Caroline Clarke

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Black Blogger Month: Gorgeous in Grey, Because Fashion Isn’t Just Black & White

Ty Alexander brings readers inside the world of a style and beauty aficionado

From the perfect style for your curves to the best hair products to give you…

By Amber McKynzie

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Lead at Any Age or Position: 6 Steps to Take Charge and Advance

Leadership advocate Dan Forbes shares strategy to wake up the boss in you

Leadership advocate, speaker, and writer Dan Forbes shares tips and insights for how to advance…

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Credit card usage is on the rise, new data says.

Credit Card Usage is Up. Here’s What to Do As a Consumer.

Don't turn to credit cards as a backup to your money issues

Smart ways to make credit cards a part of your financial picture.

By Jennifer Streaks

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Black Blogger Month: Jet Set Sarah, Where Travel Meets Style

There's only one way to travel the Caribbean, and Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon is here to help adventurers do it in style

To her friends she may be known as Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon, but travel when it comes…

By Amber McKynzie

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Marc Lamont Hill: ‘Trayvon Martin Was Put on Trial’ [Exclusive]

Marc Lamont Hill gave Black Enterprise an exclusive column on the verdict handed down in the George Zimmerman case.

After 17 months of controversy, Zimmerman was free to go home. The rest of the…

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Pipeline to Power: BE’s Industrial Service Company of the Year

By fueling sales with integrity, teamwork, and healthy competition, Hightowers Petroleum has doubled its earnings over the past five years

Stephen Hightower has never accidentally been in the right place at the right time. He’s…

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Tavis Smiley and the University of Maryland Announce $75,000 Social Innovation Challenge

Tavis Smiley and University of Maryland Announce $75,000 Social Innovation Challenge

Challenge to help address pressing issues in hunger, education and sustainability.

The winners and the three promising projects will share a minimum of $75,000 in cash…

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Vibe and KFC Partner to Celebrate Dads With ‘Fresh Fathers’ Campaign

KFC and VIBE magazine developed a custom video series celebrating famous fathers.

Dad’s are so important to every child’s life.

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BE 100s: The Nation’s Largest Black Businesses

41st Annual Report On Black Business

Get ready to take your company through a business environment that promises to be even…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Editors

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Calling All Blerds: Blerdology to Begin 7-City Tour in Orlando

Social enterprise dedicated to supporting the Black tech community will kick off Blerd’s Night Out series in Florida this weekend

Blerdology is kicking off the first installment in its multi-city tour on Saturday, July 13.…

By Janel Martinez

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5 Ways to Promote Financial Literacy in Your Teen This Summer

Could you use a little help with your teen?

It really is a perfect time to get your teenagers primed to get in financial…

By Darren Sands

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Urban Business Roundtable Spotlight: Cosmetics Company CEO Vera Moore

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

Cosmetics Company CEO Vera Moore joins the Roundtable. Also: Wealth expert Gerald Grant Jr.

By Pepper Miller

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Q&A: Kofi Natei Nartey, LA Luxury Real Estate Broker to Sports, Movie Stars

Realtor to the stars dishes on success, professionalism and what's next

Nartey’s counts Laz Alonso, Kevin Durant and Neve Campbell among his clients.

By Darren Sands

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Dennis Kimbro To Keynote Diveristy Supplier Convention

Dennis Kimbro to Keynote Carolinas Minority Supplier Development Council Conference

Dr. Kimbro is the author of "The Wealth Choice: Success Secrets of Black Millionaires."

This year’s theme: “Leading Economic Impact – One Connection at A Time,” will highlight best…

By C. Daniel Baker

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ESSENCE Festival Brings Estimated $100 Million To City of New Orleans

Weekend had over a half-million attendees

As ESSENCE on Monday announced that over 540,000 people attended its annual weekend festival, the…

By Darren Sands

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Learning to Lend Money to Your Family the Right Way

Don't let emotional ties keep you from making a sound decision

We all can use a little help now and then, follow these tips and you…

By Jennifer Streaks

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Janice Bryant Howroyd Selected as a Regional Recipient of the Greater Los Angeles Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Award

Janice Bryant Howroyd Selected as a Regional Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year

Award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence

The Act-1 Group is the largest zero-debt, woman & minority-owned workforce management company in the…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Majority Of Business Owners Hesitant To Visit Healthcare Exchanges

Obama Administration Delays Implementation of the Affordable Care Act

Treasury Department will publish rules about reporting requirements later this summer.

The Obama Administration is delaying the implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate

By C. Daniel Baker

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How One Black Entrepreneur ‘Powers’ Obama’s Africa Strategy

President Obama's Africa strategy has moved forward as other countries invest more into the continent.

Power Africa was the centerpiece of Obama’s message: “Let’s do business.”

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#WealthforLife Wednesdays: How to Deal With The Student Loan Debt Hike

Here's 5 tips to help you borrow smart

Effective July 1st, 2013 federal subsidized stafford student loan rates will rise.

By LaToya M. Smith

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Report Shows State Schools a Viable Option For Vulnerable Out-of-State Students

Schools offer alternative for students

Highly-ranked state schools with affordable tuition are a welcome advantage for students from financially disadvantaged…

By Darren Sands

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General Motors Ranks No.1, Appoints First Black Female Officer

SVP Alicia Boler-Davis is in the driver seat of the big automaker’s vehicle quality and customer experience around the globe.

Alicia Boler-Davis is making waves in automotive industry

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Family Business: Puffy & His Diddy Bops

When it comes to music, Puff wants to last forever, and with the help of the people he calls family he'll do just that.

Sean “Puffy” Combs may be all about the benjamins, but it means nothing without his…

By Amber McKynzie

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Hire Learning: Young Entrepreneur Talks Career Fulfillment, Intrapreneurship, & Power of the Side Hustle

'Innerviewer' Jullien Gordon gives the scoop for young professional success

Enterprising power player Jullien Gordon talks career fulfillment and how young professionals can empower themselves…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Black Girls Code Competes to Win $50,000 in Microsoft Azure Developers Competition

Only TechEd nonprofit focused on girls of color is one of top three finalists

Black Girls Code (BGC) is in the running to win a $50,000 grant from Microsoft’s…

By Janel Martinez

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3 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make With Their Financials

If you don't know your numbers, you don't know your business—period.

If who don’t know your numbers, you don’t know your business—period.

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Are You One Step Away From Financial Ruin?

Is saving a lost art? Too difficult?

A recent survey released by Bankrate stated that 75 percent of Americans don’t have enough…

By Jennifer Streaks

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NY Giants All-Pro Player Continues Strong “Rush” to Educate America’s Youth

The NFL player isn't only rushing for victories on the field.

This unique event eschews traditional fundraising methods and presents a night of friendly, and sometimes…

By Mia N. Hall

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Rapper Killer Mike Redefines “SWAG” with Barbershop

“SWAG” means Shave Wash and Groom. So for short, people just call it the SWAG Shop.

When rapper Michael “Killer Mike” Render debuted on the scene in 2001, he seemingly had…

By Maurice Garland

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U.S. Has Record 2.7 Million Temp Workers

Temp jobs leaves workers at risk

Are we becoming a nation of temporary workers?

By Darren Sands

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New York City Sick Leave Law Gives Workers Relief

New law could have impact on decisions of other states, cities

A new law passed by New York City requires business owners and companies to provide…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Nelson Mandela: Top 6 Boss Moves of A Global Icon

A snapshot of the South African president's exemplary leadership

As the global community sends support to South African President Nelson Mandela, take a look…

By Joshua Perrin

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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,…

By Janel Martinez

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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…

By Joshua Perrin

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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…

By Antoine Moss

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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.

By Aaron Morrison

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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.

By S. Lynn Cooper

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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.

By Amanda Miller Littlejohn

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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.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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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.

By Joshua Perrin

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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…

By Joshua Perrin

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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…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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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.

By Darren Sands

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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…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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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…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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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.

By Makkada B. Selah

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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

By Makkada B. Selah

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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.

By Janelle Rucker

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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?

By Darren Sands

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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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’…

By Branden J. Peters

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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…

By Janelle Rucker

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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!

By Jennifer Streaks

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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.

By Janel Martinez

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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.

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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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,…

By C. Daniel Baker

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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…

By Pepper Miller

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5 Social Media Networks to Watch

Take a look at these emerging social sites

Five social networks to watch.

By S. Lynn Cooper

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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.

By Janel Martinez

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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.…

By Darren Sands

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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?

By Darren Sands

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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.

By S. Lynn Cooper

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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

By Makkada B. Selah

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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…

By Courtney Connley

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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…

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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.

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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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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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