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Golf & Tennis Challenge: Who Knew? A Look at 5 Black Competitive Fencers

Top ranked black athletes go for the gold in Olympic sport

Behind a few of these masks lie ambitious black faces competing for gold medals among…

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Mel Farr, Former NFL Running Back and Business Titan, Dies at 70

Top BE 100s entrepreneur was an auto industry leader and minority dealer advocate

Mel Farr, former Detroit Lions running back and black business titan whose company dominated the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Netflix Announces ‘Unlimited’ Leave for New Moms and Dads

New policy even extends to employees who have recently become adopted parents

Netflix announces new plan to offer unlimited maternity and paternity leave to new parents

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President Obama Hosts First-Ever White House Demo Day

Event celebrates the role entrepreneurship plays in America’s economy

President Obama hosted the first-ever Demo Day, which celebrated the role entrepreneurship plays in America’s…

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Ruth Simmons, Former Brown University President, Appointed to Square’s Board of Directors

Simmons will be the second woman to serve on the company's board of directors

Former Brown University President Ruth Simmons joins Square’s board of directors.

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How Do We Cut the School to Prison Pipeline? Rethink Discipline

School districts around the nation are striving to decrease suspensions and expulsions

How school districts around the nation are striving to decrease suspensions and expulsions

By Kandia Johnson

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Kim Royster to Become Highest-Ranking Black Woman in NYPD History

Royster's promotion comes in the wake of Commissioner Bratton's efforts to diversify his force

NYPD’s Deputy Chief Kim Royster will be promoted to chief, making her the highest-ranking black…

By Courtney Connley

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[PHOTOS] The Best of President Obama’s Travels Around the World

White House photographer highlights President Obama's travels around the world

Whitehouse photographer highlights President Obama’s travels around the world.

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Nigeria’s Arunma Oteh Named World Bank’s VP and Treasurer

In leading the Wold Bank Ms. Oteh has four top priorities in mind

Nigeria’s Arunma Oteh named World Banks Vice President and Treasurer and has four priorities in…

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Anthony Anderson Says: Don’t Compromise Who You Are In Order To Succeed

The Emmy nominated actor talks black culture, giving back, and telling our own stories

The Emmy nominated actor talks black culture, giving back, and telling our own stories.

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7 Unique Side-Businesses to Start Now

Small lucrative endeavors that may be worth more money than you think

These unique small businesses may help you earn more cash than you think.

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Stephanie Rawlings-Blake Appointed First Black Female to Lead US Conference of Mayors

Stephanie Rawlings-Blake serves as the first African American women president in the conference's 83 years of existence

Baltimore mayor, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, appointed first black female to lead US Conference of Mayors.

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How Strong Is Your Money Mindset?

Financial Planner, Michael F. Kay provides tips on how to determine your economic success

Use these tips to squeeze the gap between your economic potential and see results.

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Retiring Your Debt Before You Retire

3 tips that can lighten your debt load

Research shows that workers with debt are worried about retirement. This story offers tips on…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Mobile Innovation Competition to Take Place in Washington, D.C.

Application period now open for a chance to win $10,000 while resolving a social need

“The Mobileys is about recognizing and supporting innovations that rise above the fray and use…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Reggie Love: Career Lessons I Learned as President Obama’s Assistant

Love explains how working with POTUS has helped him to succeed in his career today

President Obama’s former assistant, Reggie Love, explains how his career lessons with POTUS have helped…

By Courtney Connley

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NCLB Rewrite Strengthens Career and Technical Education

Sen. Tim Kaine, Democrat, champions CTE as a STEM solution

Key provisions developed by Sen. Tim Kaine have been approved for inclusion in the Every…

By Robin White Goode

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What Higher Rates Will Mean for Homebuyers and Homeowners

Federal Reserve Chairwoman indicates rates are rising soon

The Federal Reserve is expected to raise interest rates as soon as September. What does…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Your Next Best Hire May Have Spent Time in Prison

Mark Holden of Koch Industries shares why criminal justice reform makes for good business

Although the U.S. has less than 5% of the world’s population, it houses roughly 25%…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Spelman Cuts Ties With Former Benefactor Bill Cosby

Follows other schools, including Temple University

Spelman College joins other colleges including Temple University and U. Mass, Amherst, in cutting ties…

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Black Women Uniting for Equal Pay

At 2:07 EST #ClockOut4Equal Pay comes alive

Atlanta-based women’s equality group, Atlanta Women for Equality (AWE), is turning a global spotlight on…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Marriott Hotels Courts Millennials with Live Performances, Food Trucks and More

Attracting millennials with live performances, food and more

Marriott hotels are attracting millennials with live performances, food trucks and more.

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[VIDEO] “Being Mary Jane” Producer Mara Brock Akil Gets Real About Passion and Money

Akil shares her secrets for creating financial security at every stage of her career

Mara Brock Akil sat down with BE Senior Editor Stacey Tisdale and shared how she…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Why You Need Life Insurance for Your Child

It can help your child pay for college and a home

Needless to say, it is very difficult to talk to people about getting life insurance…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Celebs React to the Death of Bobbi Kristina Brown

Daughter of late superstar Whitney Houston and singer Bobby Brown dies at 22

Celebrities react to the death of Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of late superstar Whitney…

By Courtney Connley

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Happy Birthday Iman: 10 Career Highlights of a Supermodel Turned Business Woman

Somali-born beauty, Iman, celebrates her 60th birthday on July 25

Somali-born beauty, Iman, celebrates her 60th birthday on July 25.

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[PHOTOS] First Look Inside the Cuban Embassy in the US

For the first time since 1961, Cuba re-opened its embassy in Washington, D.C.

For the first time since 1961, Cuba has re-opened its embassy in Washington, D.C.

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[WATCH] First Lady Michelle Obama Welcomes Students at Beating the Odds Summit

Students from across the country overcome obstacles to pursue higher ed

First Lady Michelle Obama welcomes more than 130 students at the Beating the Odds Summit,…

By Robin White Goode

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‘Black Chef Series’ Happening Now in New York City

Every Monday from July 13- September 7, the Black Chef Series takes place in Harlem, New York

Every Monday from July 13- September 7, the Black Chef Series takes place at BluJeen…

By Kandia Johnson

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Congress and Church Take Aim at Payday Lending

Protecting communities from high rate loans

Congress and members of the clergy take aim at the payday lending industry and how…

By Stacey Tisdale

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No Money Left Behind: 7 Mistakes to Avoid When Going After Government Contracts

Make sure you don't miss out on lucrative business opportunities

LaShonda Bracey doesn’t look for paths that lead to nowhere, instead she blazes her own.

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New Reality TV Pitch Competition For Entrepreneurs

FOX network's Shark Tank-esque show lets entrepreneurs compete for the chance to win $10,000

Produced by Inez Kelley of Kelley Media Marketing, Final Pitch, with its Shark Tank-esque…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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5 Tips to Help Companies Attract and Retain Minority Female Talent

Key ways companies can respond to workplace issues faced by women of color

A report by Working Mother Research Institute offers tips to help companies create a more…

By Courtney Connley

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Love and Money: Is Your Boo a Burden on Your Bottom Line?

5 questions that help you get real about love and spending

This story gives tips on love and money, to help people deal with the human…

By Stacey Tisdale

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We Need to Stop Putting Our Children in Front of Screens

What happened to taking books, puzzles, crayons and paper, building blocks, Legos, along for the ride?

New York Times Personal Health columinist Jane Brody writes about Internet addiction. Putting children in…

By Robin White Goode

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Financial ‘Musts’ for Gen X Black Women

A girlfriend’s guide to building wealth

Gen X Black women, are feeling pinched, often balancing childcare, eldercare, and career. This story…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Rapper Wale and FLOTUS Team Up to Promote Higher Education

FLOTUS taps rapper for Reach Higher initiative

First Lady Michelle Obama teams up with rapper Wale for a White House event promoting…

By Courtney Connley

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Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) to Offer Innovative Business Camp for Area Students

Is Middle School Too Early to Start Preparing for College?

College prep begins at home

Middle school is a great time to prepare students for college by requiring them to…

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Golf & Tennis Challenge: Are You Ready for Estelle?

Singer set to perform at the 2015 Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge

The singer will entertain attendees with her hits Labor Day weekend, September 3-6 at the…

By Safon Floyd

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Black Lives Matter in School, Too

Public schools must do a better job of preparing our youth

Sacramento, California, Mayor Kevin Johnson asserts that black lives matter in school, and that public…

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State Test Scores Hide the Truth from Parents, Kids

Students may not be doing as well as state test scores indicate

State test scores are higher than the results of the NAEP, or the Nation’s Report…

By Robin White Goode

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Nation’s Cybersecurity Upgraded with New Practices and Standards

The Obama administration partnered with private and public entities to manage risk and subvert threats

Over the last 6 months the U.S. Government implemented a wide range of policies to…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Blair Underwood’s Advice to Black Creatives: If You Want More, Create More

The actor talks the entertainment biz and making your own opportunities

Black Enterprise caught up with Blair Underwood to discuss his insights on success in the…

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Small Black Businesses Easy Prey for Predatory Lenders

Financial institutions get support from Sam’s Club to educate and protect minority and women owned business owners in low-income areas

Financial institutions get support from Sam’s Club to educate and protect minority and women owned…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Whatever Happened to Generation X?

The 'forgotten generation' is dealing with debt, declining marketability, and other financial challenges

Generation X, often called the ‘forgotten generation’ struggles with debt and the responsibilities of taking…

By Stacey Tisdale

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BE100s CEO Janice Bryant Howroyd featured on TODAY Show

The morning show introduced her as "the first African American woman with a billion-dollar business."

Bryant Howroyd’s Torrance, California-based company is No. 2 on the 2014 BE100s Industrial/Service Companies list…

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IBM’s New Job Perk Makes Travel Easier for Working Moms

Tech giant rolls out plan for nursing moms to ship breast milk home for free

IBM launches program to help working mothers ship breast milk home for free while on…

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Federal Judge Finds Redskins’ Name May Be Disparaging

Judge rules against the NFL team, ordering the cancellation of its trademark

Established in 1932, the Washington Redskins are just one of many professional teams that still…

By Michael Tolbert

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6 Power Plays Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Serena Williams

Winners always find new ways to win. Are you doing what you need to elevate your game?

Winners always find new ways to win; they must. Are you doing what you need…

By Ella Rucker

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Republican National Committee Teams With Radio One/TV One to Court Black Voters

The GOP is launching a national campaign to engage and mobilize black voters in the 2016 presidential election

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus: “We are engaging every voter, not taking any voter for granted,…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Airbnb Allows American Travelers to Book Rental Homes in Cuba

Cuban hosts rent their homes to licensed U.S. travelers

Cuban hosts use Airbnb to rent their homes to U.S. travelers.

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Meet Millennial Swimwear Designer Altrichia Cook

Entrepreneur and owner of A.Lekay Swimwear says she wants women to feel beautiful, confident and empowered

Entrepreneur and owner of A.Lekay Swimwear talks her passion for women’s fashion, how she got…

By Brittany Dandy

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Starbucks and Other Major Companies Pledge Job Opportunities for 100,000 Unemployed Youth

Campaign to hold its first youth job fair in Chicago with the help of rapper Common

Starbucks teams up with executives from 16 other companies to create job opportunities to 100,000…

By Courtney Connley

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Chrisette Michele Launches Clothing Line ‘Rich Hipster Belle’

Songstress wants girls to embrace their curves and 'glamourosity'

The collection includes a variety of looks, specifically designed to fit and flatter shapely women.

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Congress: Washington Needs to ‘Get With the Program’ and Hire More Minority Asset Managers

New working group to address inclusion in federal retirement plans

Some high profile members of Congress are joining forces to make sure that minority and…

By Stacey Tisdale

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The Queen of Soca: Alison Hinds Talks Music

"I have the best job in the world"

The reigning Queen of Soca, Alison Hinds, will surely have you waist rolling and on…

By Safon Floyd

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3 Common Debt Relief Options For Entrepreneurs

You may feel trapped, but there are ways out

Too much debt can lead to serious financial trouble, especially if business owners are using…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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3 Job Search Apps That Work Almost Like Online Dating

Use these latest apps to find your perfect job match

Three job search apps that help to ease the process of landing your dream job.

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5 Brilliant Ways to Begin Your Next Presentation

Darlene Price, president of Well Said Inc, shares tips for holding your audience's attention

Darlene Price, president of Well Said Inc, shares tips for gaining control of your next…

By Brittany Dandy

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[POLL] What’s Your Reaction to the Economic Crisis in Greece and China?

Take our poll and let us know where you stand.

Some of the world’s economies are experiencing turmoil. Does it have personal implications for you?…

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NBA Players Union Proposes Funding Healthcare for Retired Players

Plan estimated to cost upwards of $15 million per year

The NBA players union is proposing using $15 million of the massive $24 billion media…

By Michael Tolbert

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5 Tips for Domestic Violence Survivors

Cameka Crawford offers recovery resources for victims

Overcoming domestic violence is a victory, but the aftermath and recovery process can be daunting…

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Join Afro-Latino Festival of New York Weekend July 10-12

Festival celebrates African, Latin American, and Caribbean cultures

The festival celebrates the contributions that people of African, Latin-American and Caribbean cultures have made…

By Kandia Johnson

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Improve Your Credit Worthiness

How your credit score is affecting you

In some instances credit score can impact a job offer, a factor many can ill-afford…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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Baltimore Mayor Replaces Police Commissioner Batts

Rawlings-Blake says the decision is in the best interest of the people of Baltimore

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake fires Police Commissioner Anthony Batts amid a surge in city violence

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LA Times Becomes First Newspaper to Cover ‘Black Twitter’

Dexter Thomas takes on groundbreaking new role

Dexter Thomas is listed on The Los Angeles Times online directory as a “staff writer…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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3 Steps That Take The Stress Out of Student Loan Debt

The power of the plan

This story offers 3 tips that are key to creating a plan to get rid…

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Entrepreneurs' Organization Signs Partnership with Microsoft

Microsoft to Cut 7,800 Jobs

Layoffs expected to take place mostly within the company's phones unit

In a memo released Wednesday, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced the company plans to cut…

By Courtney Connley

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Why Branding is Blinding: What Bill Cosby Can Help Us Remember

What Stacey Tisdale learned from a personal encounter

A questionable encounter I had with Bill Cosby serves as an example as to how…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Periscope: Winning at Disrupting Social Media Advertising

What this new platform means for small business owners

Periscope provides never-before-seen opportunities for small business owners to interrupt with customers.

By Michelle Y. Talbert, Esq.

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Creating a Viable Budget With Irregular Income

How to stay on top of your money

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

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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Queen of Soca Spices Up BE Golf & Tennis Challenge

Alison Hinds set to perform at highly anticipated event

With your hands in the air and hips swaying, allow yourself to be entranced by…

By Safon Floyd

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9 Branding Techniques For Your Small Business

Effective ways to promote and market your company, product, or service

Here are some surefire ways to promote your product, service or company image.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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What the Labor Department’s New Ruling Means for Your Retirement

Advisors would have to put your interests first

Banks and financial institutions across the country are on tinder hooks as they await the…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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Are You Making These 4 Website Mistakes?

Web technology and marketing are important to the success of your business

Websites are a complicated blend of technology, marketing, and public relations. While many companies have…

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Nike Co-Founder Phil Knight Steps Down As Chairman

Phil Knight is planning to step away from his iconic brand

Phil Knight built Nike into one of the most profitable and recognizable brands in the…

By Michael Tolbert

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Entrepreneurs and ‘Black Lives Matter’

Tips for joining the conversation via your social media platform

Being an entrepreneur is a very tenuous business. We are disruptors of sorts. However, as…

By Ella Rucker

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Marva Collins, Educator Extraordinare, Dies at 78

Visionary educator believed every child could learn

Marva Collins, legendary Chicago educator who taught Romeo and Juliet to underprivileged African American kindergarteners,…

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SBA Names Mike Muse ‘My Brother’s Keeper Millennial Entrepreneur Champion’

Music CEO and engagement expert to help youth pursue entrepreneurship

Music CEO an engagement expert Mike Muse to foster entrepreneurship among young black males.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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CBS Launches Site For Small Businesses

Six company divisions to provide digital content to address issues facing entrepreneurs

Six company divisions to provide digital content to address issues facing today’s entrepreneurs.

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Who Is Burning Black Churches?

Recent wave of 'suspicious' black church burnings recall nations dark past

Another historic black church has burned down in the South, as the investigations continue into…

By Michael Tolbert

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Doug E. Fresh Set to Rock Golf & Tennis Challenge 2015

Hip Hop icon set to rock the mic at the 2015 Golf and Tennis Challenge.

Doug E. Fresh will be granting all Golf and Tennis Challenge the performance of a…

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[Video] BE Modern Man Featured on NYC’s Hot 97 – Ebro in the Morning

BE Modern Man, the Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge and more

Black Enterprise’s Alfred Edmond and Kelly Pierre-Louis visited Hot 97′s Ebro In the Morning in…

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Tani Chambers’ 5 Tips For Small Business Owners

'Women Who Crush It' founder inspires female entrepreneurs

With more than 15 years of business experience, Tani Chambers teaches female entrepreneurs how they…

By Brittany Dandy

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‘Be The Match’ Urges African Americans to Become Bone Marrow Donors

Why more blacks should volunteer to be donors

‘Be The Match’ urges African Americans to volunteer as potential bone marrow donors.

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Intel Pledges $125M to Women and Minority Startups

Tech-giant hopes to diversify its portfolio

Intel Capital said it would allocate $125 million over the next few years to bring…

By Brittany Dandy

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BE Modern Man: Meet The Actor Jay Barnett

Using personal experience to guide the next generation

Depression is a condition that is taboo and hard for many people to openly discuss,…

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The High Cost of Riots: Part 2

Why economic distress fuels violence

Alana Chavez says feelings of being overwhelmed by economic distress and disaster prevent people from…

By Stacey Tisdale

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NAACP To Host 106th Annual National Convention In Philadelphia

Social justice leaders convene in Philadelphia to discuss pressing issues

“Our lives, our votes, our jobs and our schools matter” – Cornell William Brooks, NAACP…

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Donald Trump Gets ‘Fired’ From NBC For Comments About Immigrants

Backlash for statements about Mexican immigrants continues to build for the media personality

Several networks have decided to end their affiliation with the candidate after comments about immigration…

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Misty Copeland Named First African American Principal Dancer at American Ballet Theater

The star ballerina takes the lead

Ballerina Misty Copeland became the first African American female principal dancer in the company’s 75-year…

By Brittany Dandy

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President Obama Wants to Extend Overtime Pay Protection to Millions of Workers

New changes will make nearly 5 million more workers eligible for overtime pay

President Obama announces plan to expand overtime pay protection to millions of workers in 2016.

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Making STEM Diversity a National Priority

Diverse panelists offer tangible solutions

The opening keynote at the U.S. News STEM Solutions Conference offers answers to attracting and…

By Robin White Goode

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Senators Call Investigation Into Discriminatory Housing In Minority Communities

Group of senators pen letter to regulatory housing agencies

“The findings of NFHA’s report are troubling at best, and at worst, indicate illegal discrimination…

By Michael Tolbert

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The High Cost of Riots: Part 1

Tragedy in Baltimore leaves financial toll on businesses and community members

We’ve seen how tragedy in a Baltimore community turned into an explosive situation. Here we…

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The Weekend Update: Full of Pride

LGBT celebrations dominated the weekend in many parts of the country

As the LGBT community showed its pride, the BET Awards celebrated their 15th telecast, and…

By Michael Tolbert

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Glassware 2.0 Revolutionizes Working Remotely

Sphere 3D and Microsoft to deliver virtualization and maximize productivity on-the-go and in the cloud

The Glassware 2.0® platform will be useful in helping schools save money as more districts…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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5 Must-Read Small Business Blogs

Keep your productivity at an all-time high

Instead of re-inventing the wheel, lets learn from others who’ve been there before, and keep…

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5 Female LEVO Mentors You Should Know

Meet dynamic Levo women willing to help you navigate your career

Meet 5 female Levo mentors that may help you to navigate your career.

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The Price of Success: The Highest Paid NCAA Basketball Coaches

Coach K is the best in the business and gets paid like it

Aside from stockpiling the most talented athletes, and building state of the art training facilities,…

By Michael Tolbert

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Former Baltimore Police Officer Alleges Department Corruption

Michael Woods takes to social media alleging BPD corruption.

“It wasn’t until I got out of the police department and saw things from a…

By Michael Tolbert

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Are You and Your Honey on the Same Page About Money?

Tips for creating financial harmony

Not only did a new study find that couples are not on the same page,…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Lester Holt Talks Diversity in the Newsroom and Obama’s Use of the N-Word

Holt says it's important for people to turn on the TV and see others who look like them

Lester Holt opens up about race, the need for diversity in the newsroom and President…

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PBS Suspends ‘Finding Your Roots’ Amidst Slave Controversy

PBS calls for changes after internal review of improper show editing.

PBS has responded swiftly following an internal review regarding the purposeful omission of guest information…

By Michael Tolbert

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Magic Johnson Enterprises Acquires Equitrust Life Insurance Co.

The former Laker expands reach in insurance and financial services community

Magic Johnson Enterprises has long focused on ethnically diverse and underserved urban communities, and continues…

By Michael Tolbert

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[STUDY] Wealth Gap for Black and White Homeowners Hurting Future Generations

A study finds an inability to pass on generational wealth

A study finds the racial wealth gap increased dramatically after the housing crisis, causing challenges…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge: The Perfect Romantic Getaway

Turn date night into date weekend

How romantic would it be to lie by the pool with a cocktail and your…

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Federal Phone Subsidy for Low Income Families Could Include Broadband Services

FCC votes to put the Lifeline reform proposal out for public comment

Now that net neutrality has become a reality, the next challenge that we face is…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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How to Market Your Product or Business on a Bootstrap Budget

Here are some strategies for branding your business without breaking the bank

Here are eleven strategies for branding your business without breaking the bank.

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University of Cincinnati President Gives Away $200,000 Bonus to Students and Charity

President also implements a tuition freeze for the 2015-2016 school year

University of Cincinnati President Santa Ono gives away his bonus for third year in a…

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The Steady Wavering Confederate Flag: The Market Response

One way or another, the flag is flying off shelves

Sales of the Confederate flag have increased following the massacre in South Carolina.

By Michael Tolbert

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Low and Middle Income Moms Hit Hardest by ‘Financial Stress’

Coping with the demands of motherhood and economics

A study finds ‘financial stress levels’ of mothers ages 30 to 55 earning less than…

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The Steady Wavering Confederate Flag: The Political Response

The Civil War era symbol reemerges in political discussion

Several southern politicians have already set in motion the disassociation of their state and the…

By Michael Tolbert

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Take Control of Your Student Loan Debt

Tips that take the stress out of student loans

Student loan debt can feel so overwhelming that we forget to do simple things that…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Financial Aid Crucial to College Completion

Fixing FAFSA an important step

Financial aid is a critical piece to the puzzle of completing a college education. Yet,…

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10 Highest Paying Jobs that Don’t Require a Degree

See what jobs you can make money in without stepping foot on a college campus

The highest paying jobs that don’t require employees to have a college degree.

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STEM Solutions Leadership Conference in San Diego—and You’re Invited

National summit to focus on diversity

U.S. News & World Report hosts its fifth STEM Solutions Leadership Conference in San Diego.…

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President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Subject of New Documentary

Award-winning director Dawn Porter helps change the narrative about young black men

“I was frustrated and tired of shaking my head and being outraged and saddened by…

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Power Women of the Diaspora: Global Leader’s Keys to International Career Success

Chinelo Anohu-Amazu, head of Nigeria's National Pension, talks professional advancement

BlackEnterprise.com caught up with this busy family woman to find out how she’s climbed the…

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How to Make a Million Dollars by Blogging

How to make money despite changes in social media

Can you really make a million dollars from blogging? Yes. It turns out that’s indeed…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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BE Modern Man: From Artists to Aerospace Engineers and More

See who's featured this week on BE Modern Man

This week’s Modern Man ambassador is “The Technology Specialist” Randolph Brown. This chief technology officer…

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Millennials and Retirement: Saving on the Rise-Part 1

Improving job market is boosting Millennial retirement savings

A new survey finds that when Millennials have the opportunity to save for retirement, they…

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[POLL] Is the Confederate Flag a Symbol of Racism or Southern Pride?

Blackenterprise.com wants to hear from you

Is the Confederate Flag a Symbol of Racism or Southern Pride?

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President Obama Uses N-Word, Says America is ‘Not Cured’ of Racism

Obama discusses racism and gun control with comedian Marc Maron

President Obama uses the n-word to make his point about racism in America.

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Treasury to Put a Woman on the $10 Bill

New 10 will be the first bill in more than a century to feature a woman

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced plans to put a woman on the redesigned $10 bill…

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[WATCH]President Obama on Charleston Shooting: ‘I’ve Had to Make Statements Like This Too Many Times’

In his speech, Obama notes the rich history of Emanuel AME Church

President Obama addresses the mass shooting that took place Wednesday at a historical black church…

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Dad’s Photos of Daughter Inspired By Iconic Women

Marc Bushelle says he wanted to build his daughter's self-esteem

Photographer, Marc Bushelle, takes 11 photos of his daughter pictured as women from history.

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Lester Holt Named Permanent Anchor of NBC ‘Nightly News’

Holt's predecessor, Brian Williams, will remain at network as an anchor for MSNBC

NBC appoints Lester Holt to the position of permanent anchor for “Nightly News”.

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Teacher Launches ‘I am Chocolatey Brown’ Movement

Author Stephanie Fleary hopes to empower children to love their brown skin

Stephanie Fleary writes a book to empower children to embrace their brown skin.

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BE Modern Man: Meet “The Specialist” Aaron D. Harris

Advocating for youth is more than a job, it's a mission

Although he grew up without a father, Aaron D. Harris vowed that when he had…

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African American Festival: Let’s Talk Love

Artist and guru talk black love at AAF

Take a moment to take in a powerful discussion on the truth and consequences of…

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Let Girls Learn: First Lady Michelle Obama in London

Let Girls Learn initiative supports education efforts of women and girls around the globe

First lady Michelle Obama is in London to promote the American-British partnership in support of…

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NSBE Conference Stresses Synergy, Collaboration

Sets goal of increasing black engineering graduates to 10,000 annually by 2025

National Society of Black Engineers sets an ambitious goal at its conference of graduating 10,000…

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What To Do if Your Mortgage is More Than Your House

Tips for managing underwater mortgages

The numbers are improving, but 8 million people have mortgages that are worth more than…

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3 Reasons Creative People Don’t Do Well in Corporate Jobs

Catherine Santino talks why routines challenge creatives

Elite Daily writer, Catherine Santino, gives three big reasons why creative people do not do…

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[WATCH] Carmelo Anthony Acquires Soccer Team In Puerto Rico

The NBA superstar brings professional soccer to his father's homeland

The perennial NBA All Star and budding entrepreneur Carmelo Anthony became the owner of the…

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Ebony Magazine Names New Editor-in-Chief

Kierna Mayo named head of the magazine

Ebony magazine names Kierna Mayo as its new editor-in-chief and Kyra Kyles as new head…

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[Photos] 2015 African American Festival Kicks off Saturday

Celebrate African American music, art, and culture this weekend in Baltimore.

This weekend, Saturday, June 20 and Sunday, June 21st, the city of Baltimore will…

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NHL Settles DirectTV Package Suit

Settlement may turn 'the tide' in consumers' battle to control their cable packages

Fans have gained additional control over their NHL cable package, and it could affect the…

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Washington Pays Millions to Get Counseling for Homeowners

‘HUD Wants You’ to understand your mortgage and get free advice

HUD is spending more than $40 million to help organizations that provide free counseling to…

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5 Mid-Year Tips for Small Business Owners

Here’s how you can help your company grow and finish the year out strong

Both large and small companies may benefit from simple business practices that will increase clientele,…

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Claressa Shields, America’s Best Kept Secret

How she brought home America's first gold medal in womens' boxing

With the Olympic trials coming up in October, every day is spent honing her skills,…

By Michael Tolbert

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BE Modern Man: From Songwriters to Spiritual Leaders and More

See who's featured this week on BE Modern Man

The goal of this curated collective is to globally shift the standard narrative regarding men…

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How One Organization is Changing the Trajectory for Young Black Men in Maryland

Mentoring to Manhood inspires young men to be positive leaders within their community

Maryland-based Mentoring to Manhood program works to empower young black men ages 12-18.

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ABFF's red carpet event Thursday evening was a veritable who's who in black film and television. Here is some of the talent in front of and behind the scenes of your favorite shows and movies.


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[Slideshow] ABFF Red Carpet Event

ABFF’s opening night red carpet event was a who’s who of black talent in film…

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Attendees and celebrities showed up and showed out at ABFF's opening night Old School Hip-Hop Party Thursday night at Stage 48 on Manhattan's west side.
 

Here's a glimpse at who came out to kick this year's festival off right.

[Slideshow] ABFF Old School Hip-Hop Party

Day 1 of the ABFF ended on a high note

Attendees showed up and showed out at ABFF’s opening night Old School Hip-Hop Party…

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In Session: Fundamentals of Independent Film Production

A candid session on what it takes to be a successful producer

Roger Bobb, president and CEO of Bobbcat films, instructed a master class on the Fundamentals…

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New App Teaches Kids About Money Management

Author Rogina Smith transforms her book series to appeal to children of the digital age

Since its publication in 2003 the Kiddie Coins Kids book series has been committed to…

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In Session: NBC Universal’s Master Class on Writing for Television

Karen Horne offers tips and a healthy dose of "need to know" on TV writing

Writing for Television was as thorough as a Master Class could be in a mere…

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The Price of Growing Up ‘The Only’ Black

Tips that help you and your children manage racial isolation

Growing up in racial isolation can impact everything from relationships to financial behavior in adulthood.

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Women of Power

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Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie Keynotes 2016 Women of Power Summit

It is now confirmed that 117th elected and consecrated bishop of the AME Church, Bishop…

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Alfre Woodard Named Women of Power Legacy Award Recipient

Alfre Woodard will be honored with a Legacy Award at the 2016 Black Enterprise Women…

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