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AFROPUNK 2014: D’Angelo Casts A Spell Over Brooklyn [VIDEO]

BlackEnterprise.com’s Kevin L. Clark was on-hand to witness history as celebrated musician, D’Angelo, joined The…

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Women’s Equality Day: 4 Boss Moves to Get Salary You Deserve

Active ways millennial women can make a difference today

As the pay gap for women and men is highlighted today for Equal Pay Day,…

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A Still Necessary Lesson For Our Black Sons: The Police Are Not Your Friends

From generation to generation, "The Talk" remains a life-or-death rite of passage for African American males.

I was 14 when my mother first delivered “The Talk.”

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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RECAP: Black Enterprise Celebrates Hoops, Good Food And Team USA In Chicago

An Olympic-sized event took place in Chicago

BlackEnterprise.com witnessed NBA greats alongside NIKE, Inc. and USA Basketball in Chicago as they prepped…

By Kevin L. Clark

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When Will Police Stop Murdering Unarmed Black Men?

Each of us must take a stand each and every day to make the point that black lives matter

According to the FBI’s most recent accounts of “justifiable homicide,” in the seven years between…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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LGBT Advocates Stand In Solidarity With Michael Brown’s Family and Ferguson Protestors

Community speaks out against racial profiling and police brutality

The LGBT community rallies to support the family of Michael Brown, a black teen who…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Black Directors: Be Prepared To Walk In Harm’s Way

You weren’t invited to join a board because major corporations ran out of smart white people

Let me be blunt: You are a board director who happens to be black; you…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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We Must Put An End To ‘Male, Pale, and Stale’ on Corporate Boards

'Its our responsibility to hold corporate America accountable'

An overwhelming number of boards of publicly traded companies still lock African Americans out of…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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Black Corporate Directors Must Do More Than Occupy a Seat

Being selected is only the beginning of the job

When I was invited to serve on the board of AutoZone, the nation’s leading auto…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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7 Vital Reasons Corporate Board Diversity Should Matter to You

Why your voice—and buying power—counts at the top companies

As an African American, you multimillion-dollar buying power—and voice—matter when it comes to corporate board…

By Derek T. Dingle

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OPINION: Sketchy Neighborhood App Encourages Fear And Discrimination

It’s useless, racist, and ignores the truth about communities

A finalist in New York’s BigApps competition, SketchFactor, is a “sketchiness” crowdsourcing app that is…

By Patrick Austin

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3 Steps to Success for Young Bosses

Millennials, be inspired to get what's yours with these quick tips

Here are three quick tips to finding success inspired by those who’ve found it from…

By Janell Hazelwood

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President Obama Bans LGBT Discrimination, No Religious Exemption

In many workplaces simply being LGBT is still a fireable offense

There are 29 states that have no laws to protect gay, lesbian, or bisexual employees…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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RECAP: Black Enterprise Previews Sony’s Holiday Jamboree

What is the company's plan after already conquering the gaming industry?

Sony held its annual holiday showcase in New York City. Check out what the company…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Tupac Shakur Musical Closes After A Month

Weak ticket sales and other factors led to early demise

The rap musical “Holler If Ya Hear Me,” that pays homage to the music of …

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Laverne Cox Makes Emmy History: First Transgender Person Nominated

'Orange Is the New Black' breakout starlet joins most inclusive LGBT list

Laverne Cox is known for her recurring role in “Orange Is the New Black” as…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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#BossMoves: 3 Smart Questions to Ask Before You Start Your Day

Shake off the Monday blahs with these steps

Mondays aren’t always welcomed but these three questions will get you through on a good…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Is There An Obama Legacy Smear Campaign?

Obama's legacy is solid on paper, so why are critics punching holes in it?

With the heightened criticism via negative polls and recent gestures of disrespect, the question remains:…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Pre-Holiday Weekend Boss Moves: A Plan for Refocus for the Office

Plan today to enjoy your holiday without back-to-work anxiety

Young professionals, don’t wait until the night before holiday weekend ends to prep for work.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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10 Things I Ignore On Twitter

Everyone has their pet peeves on Twitter. Here are just 10 of mine. Don't let me have to block you.

I love Twitter, but there are things people do that get on my last nerve.…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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3 Common Startup Mistakes And How to Avoid Them

Failure can help build a better business

Even the greatest fail along the way to success. Find out how to rebound successfully…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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[RECAP] ‘Da Sweet Blood Of Jesus’ At ABFF

Film was controversial and gory, but how was the experience?

This past Sunday (June 22) marked the closing day of the American Black Film Festival.…

By Kevin L. Clark

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President Obama To Sign Executive Order Prohibiting LGBT Workplace Discrimination

Order to effect lives of 22% of American workforce

The White House has announced that President Obama is preparing an executive order that would…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Obstacles Are the Clothing of Opportunity

Entrepreneur and religious leader T.D. Jakes reminds us that success begins with a single thought,…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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7 Things to Know Before You Write a Book

What I’ve gleaned through writing two vastly different books in two vastly different publishing environments

Here’s what I’ve gleaned through writing two vastly different books in two vastly different publishing…

By Caroline Clarke

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Documentary ‘The New Black’ To Premier On PBS

Race and religion intersect in the battle for same-sex marriage and equality

Filmmaker Yoruba Richen

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Message To Fathers: Show Up, Step Up, Man Up

As we celebrate Father’s Day, a reminder to all fathers: Your children need you.

A reminder to all fathers: Your children need you.

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Rihanna Reveal: How Millennials Can Channel the Greats for Career Wins

Pop superstar's CFDA fashion lends nod to vitality of professional muses

Like Rihanna channeled icon Josephine Baker for her CFDA win, millennnials can channel greats in…

By Janell Hazelwood

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We Must Not Forget Black Wall Street

Throughout the years BLACK ENTERPRISE has covered Black Wall Street so that generations would remember…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Beats’ Billion-Dollar Deal: 3 Boss Moves Lessons on Value Addition

Young professionals, here's how you too can build bankable relationships

With news of Apple’s purchase of Beats, millennials, be inspired to know your value and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Census Bureau To Include Gay Spouses

Same-sex couples no longer to be considered unmarried partners in survey results

Same-sex couples and their families will now be part of the U.S. Census Bureau reporting.…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Wake Up! Re-engage In the Battle For Opportunity

African Americans are becoming marginalized in nearly every area of economic participation and advancement.

African Americans are becoming marginalized in nearly every area of economic participation and advancement, as…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Stand Up and Be Counted for True Diversity

Diversity, amongst the worst practitioners, is nothing more than a diversion from effective corporate governance.

For American industry to be globally competitive, it must offer unfettered access to those who…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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Maya Angelou: Top 10 Boss Moves of a Global Renaissance Woman

Novelist, actress and educator laid the groundwork for female bosses of color around the world

Remembering her legacy, here are the top 10 most daring and inspiring career moments of…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Building Power Networks At The Entrepreneurs Conference

Meet four outstanding entrepreneurs and leaders worth paying attention to.

Meet four outstanding entrepreneurs and leaders worth paying attention to.

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Enforcing Public Dress Codes: Discrimination, Health Issue or Just Plain Nonsense?

Fashion freedom and style censorship are expanding beyond the office. Is it fair?

Cities are banning sagging pants, with a recent alleged arrest in South Carolina for the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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LGBT Activist Blasts Donald Sterling’s Rant About Magic Johnson

LA Clippers owner's comments on AIDS during CNN interview draws more criticism

LA Clippers owner’s CNN interview with Anderson Cooper draws more criticism for the scandal-ridden businessman.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Mad Men Motivation: How to Roll with Career Punches, Don Draper Style

Last night's show lends nod for millennials on how to rebound after failure

Last night’s episode of Mad Men lends nod to how young professionals can roll with…

By Janell Hazelwood

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More Than Just ‘Likes’: How Millennials Can Leverage Social Media Popularity for Career Wins

Three tips to turn the virtual popularity contest into professional capital

Who hates the satisfying feeling of getting lots of likes or double taps on your…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Crisis Managment, Anyone? Don Sterling Scandal Lends Nod to Importance of a Vital Plan

Be prepared for any career challenge---whether extremely scandalous or not

Don Sterling scandal lends a nod to the importance of a crisis management plan for…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Diddy’s Revolt: 3 Lessons On Disruption, Reinvention & Millennials Changing the Game

Sean Combs talks evolution of music TV at NYC upfront event

Sean “Diddy” Combs, along with Revolt TV executives and staff, held an upfront event in…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Why You Must Join Our Small Business Revolution

We must stop embracing a survival mentality instead of focusing on a growth strategy

To succeed in today’s environment, business owners must first change their mindset

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World’s Worst Job: Long Hours, Tough Duties….Oh, and No Pay

'Gotcha' ad sheds light on 'skills gap vs unrealistic requirements' debate

A recent clever ad campaign nods at unrealistic job duties and the question of whether…

By Janell Hazelwood

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#FamousLies: 3 Career Fibs That Could Ruin Your Future

Understand the myths and lies in order to avoid professional flops

These work-related myths and lies could make or break your career.

By Janell Hazelwood

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New Tax Tool Helps LGBT Couples With Filings To Avoid Costly Mistakes

Online resource offers state-by-state guidance

Tax law remains one of the most complex and nuanced issues impacting the LGBT community

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Throwback Thursday: 3 Vital ‘Old-School’ Career Advancement Practices That Still Work

How young professionals can incorporate business habits of yesteryear to find success

Traditional communication? On-site experiences? Remember those? Though technology is awesome, “old-school” business practices still lead…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Just Say No to Coffee Meetings: Effective or Nah?

Time management and kind declines are just business---not always personal

When it comes to effective networking, saying no is a business norm, but does that…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Don’t Just Save Black Boys, Redeem Black Men

We must fight for lawful alternatives and for productive, economically viable pathways to opportunities for black men

We can not forget about black men

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Money Motivation: Does Growing Up With a Silver Spoon Foster or Inhibit Boss Moves?

Anderson Cooper's insights on inheritance raises question on young ambition

One of my favorite media crushes professionals was recently interviewed by shock jock Howard Stern,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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4 Ways To Boost Your Money IQ For Financial Literacy Month

A simple regimen to help you commit—or recommit—to your financial education.

Boost your IQ with these proven steps

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Work & Watch: 6 Career-Inspiring Shows Not To Miss

These will intrigue and inspire---or at least provide a much-needed mental vacation

Check out six stand-out shows with career themes that will intrigue and inspire—or at least…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Millennials: How a Simple ‘Thank You’ Can Revive Your Network

To give instead of making the ask can actually boost your network and advancement

Millennials, in a work world full of gloating, fierce competition and quotas, a simple ‘thank…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Millennials: What You Have in Common with the Nation’s Top Trusted Brands

Take a cue from leading companies on how you can be a leader in your industry

Entrepreneur magazine listed nation’s most trusted brands. You can take a cue from these leading…

By Janell Hazelwood

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The Pharrell Effect: Millennials, Find Your ‘Buffalo Hat’ Moment

How to capture that 'it' chance or trait and leverage it for big wins

Musician Pharrell Williams gained global attention with his buffalo hat. Millennials, here’s how you capture…

By Janell Hazelwood

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How One Entrepreneur Preserves Our History

The HistoryMakers enlightens, entertains and educates the public, helping to refashion a more inclusive record of American history

For 20 years, the mission of Julieanna Richardson, HistoryMaker’s passionate, energetic founder and executive director,…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Not Feeling Your Career? Here’s How to Get the Love Back

Before you put in your resignation, try these steps to spice things up

Before you put in your two-weeks notice and trail off into an oblivion of the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Boredom or Sloth: 5 Steps to Get Rid of a Case of the Lazies

Millennials, don't become the hype. Try these steps to stay motivated

It’s a popular stereotype that millennials are lazy. For those who embody the hype, here…

By Janell Hazelwood

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You Could Win Mega Millions And Still End Up Broke

Another huge jackpot has us thinking: If I could just hit the lottery, I'd be set for life. Or would you?

If you could just hit the lottery, you’d be set for life. Or would you?…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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We Must Tackle The African American Jobs Crisis

Five years after Recovery Act, black unemployment largely unchanged

President Obama should take full credit for placing America on the path to recovery

By Derek T. Dingle

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I’m ‘Bossy’ … And There’s Nothing Wrong With That

Sheryl Sandberg's campaign is a little shortsighted, missing the point

Sheryl Sandberg has called for a ban of the word ‘bossy,’ but one columnist encourages…

By Janell Hazelwood

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What Playing Sports Can Teach You About Business

I participated in basketball during my high school and college years, embracing and enjoying that period of play and comradeship

As long as I can remember, I have been involved in organized ball as a…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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Advice For Athletes: Invest in Your Future, Not Your Fame

Spend less time, money, and energy getting into the VIP room at the club, and more gaining access to the C-suites and executive boardrooms

Will the cycle of athletes ending up broke after their playing days end?

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Are You Serving Your Traditions or Your Mission?

Bishop T.D. Jakes' challenge to faith leaders also applies to those of us in the media business.

Bishop T.D. Jakes’ challenge to faith leaders also applies to the media business.

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Continuing the Momentum of Lupita: 3 Boss Moves to Get You Started

Millennials, be inspired in your career journey as we all watch Nyong'o's star rise

Inspired by the career journey of Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o, check out three boss moves that…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Not Your Average Networking: 3 Fun Ways to Build Connections

Ladies, here's a refreshing break from the same old, same old

Sick of the same old, tired networking events? Here are three ways to shake things…

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The Need To Read: Neglect It At Your Own Risk

To reject or forgo reading books is to embrace mediocrity—period.

To reject or forgo reading books is to embrace mediocrity—period.

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Obama Returns Portion of Pay to Show Solidarity with Workers

Obama’s New Budget Promises Opportunity – and a Tough Political Battle

Will this budget get passed?

With the looming mid-term elections, the president’s budget proposal marks the beginning of yet another…

By Derek T. Dingle

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The Cost of Raising a Child Continues to Rise

Buy a Bentley? Or have a baby? The Bentley could be cheaper

Raising children is more expensive than you think

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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The Road Traveled Alone: How Millennials Can Find Motivation In Challenging Environments

Four steps to get support you need for strategic career trouble-shooting

Sometimes, the road to success is a lonely one, especially for millennials in challenging environments.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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How Obama Plans To Win His Minimum Wage Campaign

Do you think the minimum wage will be raised?

In his weekly address, President Obama focused on his latest campaign: raising the minimum wage

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Black History Month: 5 Lessons From 5 Business Legends

Check out the 5 business legends who paved the way for many of the world's black business leaders

Guess who is on this list

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Women of Power: Don’t Divest From Our Daughters; Invest In Our Sons

The ultimate success of black girls hinges on ending the assault on black boys

But we must invest in our sons–not just in their survival–but their success

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When Blogging Goes Wrong: 3 Common Branding Mistakes to Avoid

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

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

By Janell Hazelwood

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Obama’s Meeting With Dalai Lama Chills Icy U.S.-China Relations

Human rights violations claims test

President Obama is once again at odds with China over the president’s meeting today with…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Embrace Your Power: Claim Your Financial Independence!

Adopt the theme of our Women of Power Conference for your financial life

Despite significant career and entrepreneurial success, a large percentage of African American women do not…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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NFL All Pro Mobilizes Online Support for Missouri’s Michael Sam

Campaign launched to counter backlash against first openly gay NFL prospect

The campaign was launched Tuesday by NFL All Pro linebacker and 2013 Baltimore Ravens Super…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Build Your Voice, Build Your Brand: 3 Steps to Gaining a Professional Platform

Create a winning image of yourself with these tips

As a young professional, it’s best to know how to build a platform for yourself…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Stressed Millennials: 3 Tips to Combat a Career Killer

Learn to turn perceived negatives into positives that can motivate you toward success

With a recent survey reporting millennials as the most stressed group, it’s important to be…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Millennial Perceptions: Survey Reveals Negative Views of Young Professional Prepardness

Here's how you can change the game and defeat the stereotypes

A recent study released by Bentley University found that nearly 70% of corporate recruiters say…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Still Making Boss Moves: 3 Lessons on Longevity from the Legacy of Cicely Tyson

Take cues from a woman who embodies grace and professional tenacity

Cicely Tyson is a legend in her own right who many young professionals should be…

By Janell Hazelwood

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3 Retirement Killers: Protect Yourself Now or Regret it Later

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

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

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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

Executive shares how women of color can leverage diversity of opportunities

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

By Janell Hazelwood

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Obama Uses State of the Union to Reset Presidency

President’s proposals seek to strengthen middle class

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

By Derek T. Dingle

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Career Crisis? 5 Keys to Managing Through It

When the going gets tough, don’t leave…LEAD!

Proven advice from corporate executives who have managed crisis in ways that enabled them and…

By Caroline Clarke

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

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

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

By Janell Hazelwood

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State of the Union Preview: Opportunity and Action [Column]

Will you be tuning in?

President Obama will address the nation tomorrow night in his annual State of the Union…

By Derek T. Dingle

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

Three steps to realistically assess and set goals for advancement

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

By Janell Hazelwood

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

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

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

By Janell Hazelwood

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Leadership Handicaps: 5 Surefire Signs You Can’t Be Trusted at the Helm

These bad habits ensure you won't be next in line to be the boss

Want to be a leader and wondering why you’re passed over? Here’s five bad habits…

By Janell Hazelwood

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How President Obama Will Achieve His ‘Year of Action’

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

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

By Derek T. Dingle

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The Power of Awkward: 3 Ways to Leverage a Valuable Quirk in Leadership

Use your wacky, out-of-the-box fabness to stand out among the pack

Celebrities like Issa Rae have made it cool—and marketable—to be awkward, and you can too.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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10 Dumb Things We Do With Our Money

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

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

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

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

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

By Janell Hazelwood

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Voting Rights Act 2014: The Battle for Our Ballot Box

We must remain relentless and vigilant to protect our participation at the ballot box

Rep. John Conyers, the Michigan Democrat who is the longest-serving African American in Congress; Rep.…

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

It's the intangible capital that keeps on giving

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

By Janell Hazelwood

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Investing In Yourself: 3 Ways to Meet the Cost of (Wanting to Be) A Boss

Young professionals, don't let lack of funds dictate your next boss move

As young professionals, sometimes pockets don’t match ambitions, posing a challenge for professional development. Here…

By Janell Hazelwood

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3 Habits For Better Money Outcomes in 2014

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

Commit to good habits, not just desired outcomes

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

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

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

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

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

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

By Janell Hazelwood

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Negative Depictions of Black Power Women: Enough is Enough

Is diversifying character plots a bit too much to ask?

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

By Janell Hazelwood

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

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

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

By Janell Hazelwood

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How NOT To Make Business Requests

I would absolutely LOVE for you to take my advice!

Please, don’t lead with what YOU’D love

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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How Text Messages and Social Media Devalued Personal Communication

Let’s use social media and mobile devices to facilitate, instead of replacing, authentic personal communication

Our increasing reliance on less-than-personal communication has resulted in less civility, courtesy, and consideration of…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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3 Quick Steps to Prep for Job-Seeking Boss Moves in 2014

Use this easy checklist to see new and better employment in the new year

Millennials and young professionals, use this quick guideline in prepping for new and better employment…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Don’t Just Make New Year’s Resolutions. Commit to Esteemable Goals.

Deciding what you want to achieve in the new year takes honesty and faithfulness, not just idealism and hopefulness

My objective is not to make resolutions, but to set what I call esteemable goals

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Bey Bold: 5 Savvy Lessons on Power Moves from the Queen

Superstar's surprise album release screams 'Don't talk about it. Bey about it'

Beyonce’s surprise release lends a nod to the boss move of all boss moves: Power…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Mental Motivation: How to Train Yourself to Be Successful

5 steps to enhancing your capacity for bigger boss moves

You an train your mind to make bigger boss moves. Here’s five steps to help…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Dueces: A Millennial’s Guide to Career Clean-Up for 2014

9 professional habits, people, and ideals I'll be giving the boot in the new year

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I love a good purge —(Pause. Not going there.)—from getting rid of clothes…

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On his first meeting with former South African President Nelson Mandela   "The new South Africa needs us. To be specific, if a truly, multiracial state will grow out of apartheid’s ashes, it needs contributions of African American skills and financial resources. That was the message President Mandela delivered to a gathering of prominent black American business and political leaders when he visited BLACK ENTERPRISE’s offices a year after he gained his freedom. Black America has created, sustained and grown its own businesses and sent executives to the nation’s largest corporations. South Africa needs this knowledge."

Nelson Mandela: A Global Hero Goes to Glory

Earl G. Graves, Sr., the Founder and Publisher of BlackEnterprise talks the legacy of Mandela

Nelson Mandela left this mortal plane on Dec. 5, 2013, 22 years almost to the…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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5 Reasons To Get Real With Your Holiday Spending

It's okay to believe in Santa Claus, as long as you never forget that he won't be paying your bills

Reminders to avoid financial choices that detract from the true spirit of the season

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On the Radar: Africa’s Leading Women in Business, Entertainment, Politics and Advocacy

The AWP Network highlights global powerhouses we all should watch

The AWP Network highlights global power women, some well-known and others under-the-radar, who we all…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Do Call It a Comeback: 4 Lessons on Career Rebounding from the Soul Train Awards

This year's show embodied true essence of triumph over professional challenges

The Soul Train Music Awards were a hit, holding a prevalent theme of career comebacks…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Give Thanks: 5 Workplace Personalities Who Rock

Just a little gratitude for the awesome people you work with

Many lists feature qualities of the boss from hell or horrible coworkers, but these workplace…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Celeb Besties: 5 Lessons on Power Duos and Dynamic Networking

Don't sleep. Strategic friendships can lead to big wins

Sightings of the Kardashian clan with hip-hop royalty have raised eyebrows, but get a clue:…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Style Violation: Rihanna’s Doobie And 5 Other Office Hair Faux Pas

Power women, stay away from common mistakes that could cost you your coin

Rihanna’s AMA awards look—Doobie pins and all—have everyone talking hair. Take a look at 4…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Layover: 4 (Career) Boss Moves to Pass the Time at America’s Most Delayed Airports

Give Candy Crush a rest and advance your professional development

Layovers and delays are becoming a prevalent part of travel, so how do you spend…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Six Smart Holiday Boss Moves to Ensure Success into the New Year

Don't let time fly without planning your next best steps

Get an early start on planning your next best moves into 2014. Here’s a checklist…

By Janell Hazelwood

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3 Life-Changing Leadership Lessons from a Batkid

Take a cue from Miles' fearless journey to see his wish become reality

San Francisco’s Bay Area has been shut down by a fearless 5-year-old battling leukemia dubbed…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Is Your Financial Mindset About Prosperity—Or Lack?

You may need to change the way you think about money

Do you have a financial mindset?

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Turning Career Anger Into Passion… and Then, Into Professional Calling

Facing workplace issues that grind your gears? Here's the best way to channel the rage

We’ve all witnessed business faux pas that grind our gears. But don’t get angry. Get…

By Janell Hazelwood

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4 Reality Checks For Entrepreneurs With “Can’t-Miss” Business Ideas

Try to get out of your own way every once in a while

A venture cannot survive on faith and passion alone

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Productivity Faux Pas? 3 Smart Reasons Being a Late Sleeper Is Not Such a Bad Thing

It's quite fine if you'd rather get your best work done well after the crack of dawn

True early risers see productivity benefits, but here are 3 reasons night owls—and late sleepers—…

By Janell Hazelwood

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How This Haitian American Entrepreneur is Rebuilding Haiti

Engineer Harold R. Charles is among a handful of U.S. government Haitian-American ‘prime’ construction grantees in Haiti

It was in 2009 that Harold R. Charles secured his first construction contract in his…

By Cleve Mesidor

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3 Career Lessons From the Best Resume I’ve Ever Seen

This CV incorporates elements of innovation and ingenuity

Robby Leonardi’s interactive resume has become viral. See how you can be inspired to rev…

By Janell Hazelwood

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The Fight Against ‘Racial Profiling’ and ‘Shopping While Black’ Continues

The line between “the suspect is a black male” and “black males are suspect” remains dangerously thin.

The line between “the suspect is a black male” and “black males are suspect” remains…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Boardwalk Empire’s Dr. Narcisse: 3 Career Lessons on Influence and Power

Show's villian can teach a thing or two about boosting the boss moves---barring murder and mischief

Dr. Narcisse of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” can teach a thing or two about boosting the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Sources of Financial Advice You Can Afford

Don't let fear of the costs of hiring a financial planner stop you from getting the help you need to improve your financial situation.

Many of us know that we need financial advice from qualified professionals, but we often…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Facing the Signs of Debt Addiction

If you are stuck in a never-ending cycle of indebtedness, regardless of changes in income, you may be in denial.

How much debt do you have?

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Why Common Core is Vital to Your Business

Our global economic competitiveness depends on a well-educated workforce

Common Core State Standards – the set of internationally benchmarked goals for public school…

By Derek T. Dingle

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

More Help for Those Focused on Fixing Their Finances

The Sharpen Your Financial Focus initiative is a great new resource to help you to gain financial freedom and build wealth for life.

Sharpen Your Financial Focus is a comprehensive effort to help you move toward financial stability.…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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The WIE Symposium: New York Event Connects Everyday Power Women with Industry Celebrities

From Tyra Banks to Norma Kamali, this event is inspiration in action

WIE Network co-founder Dee Poku, with fashion and TV business icon Tyra Banks and Nadja…

By Janell Hazelwood

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My Boss Moves Are Better Than Yours: 5 Things Influential People Do Best

Take a cue from leaders you admire on what really gives them the 'it' factor

We all admire great leaders and talented celebrities, but what really drives that “it” factor…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: 5 Good Reasons Not to Rest on Your (Career) Laurels

Who cares about age or career stage? These stars continue hitting and surpassing the success bar

After watching Sheryl Lee Ralph on TV One’s “Life After,” I’m reminded to keep pushing…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Passion vs. Profit: Ladies, It’s Time to Get What You’re Worth Today

No matter how lucrative---or not---your career path, the key is to have an entrepreneurial mindset

As women, many of us choose less-lucrative career paths or don’t negotiate what we’re worth.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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The Childless vs. the Mommies: Do Women with Children Get Preferential Treatment at Work?

Yes. But what's a single, childless woman to do? Create a united force for advocacy

In recent reports, women say women with children get preferential treatment. What’s a single, childless…

By Janell Hazelwood

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March On Washington 50: We Must Ring The Bell Of Economic Freedom

At the ceremony, President Obama shared names of casualties of foot soldiers on the front lines of the movement.

The speakers at “Let Freedom Ring Commemoration and Call To Action” used the event…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Work-Life Balance Woes: The Study That Justifies Being Too Tired For Chores After Work

According to a study, women in male-dominated industries do less chores

According to a recent study by a Notre Dame sociologist, what you do for work…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Job-Seeker Rejection Files: When Keeping It Real Goes Right

Entrepreneur's letter to denied applicants details hard, but valid truths

Gawker published one man’s rejection letter to 900 job applicants, citing his insensitivity in keeping…

By Janell Hazelwood

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How You Can Gain Greater Access to Federal Contracts

Small Business opportunities in America's federal supply chain.

SBA Deputy Administrator Marie Johns
Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and, over the…

By Marie Johns

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How Your Business Can Profit From the New Industrial Revolution

American manufacturing is poised to enter a new era of explosive growth

It is imperative that African American companies, large and small, fully participate in this new…

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Civil Rights for a New Generation: Rescuing the Abandoned

The 50th Anniversary March on Washington is an opportunity to begin paving a way to freedom and equality for the “least of these” of black America.

The 50th anniversary of the March on Washington is an opportunity to refocus the civil…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Don’t Allow ‘Free’ Online Offers to Make You ‘Go Broke’

If you really want to control your spending, recognize that there is no such thing as something for nothing, no matter what marketers say.

There is no such thing as something for nothing, no matter what marketers say.

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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My Favorite Small Business Reality Shows

Shark Tank is still the best, but there are other educational must-see TV shows for entrepreneurs.

Shark Tank is the best, but there’s more great TV about entrepreneurship.

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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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Boss Moves: Top 5 Dangers of Toxic People

Don't let negative elements suck you dry and prevent you from success

We often give people passes, but keeping toxic peers around can equal long-term career damage…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Career Training Camp: Are You Prepared for Your Next Season?

Try this strategy to be a starter on the winning team in your industry

As NFL players start camps, professionals can take a page from the league’s book and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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5 Reality Checks You Must Face to Fix Your Finances

One of the challenges of financial education is trying to get through to people who think the rules of smart money management do not apply to them.

Time to get real: You are NOT the exception to the rules of building wealth.

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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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…

By Marc Lamont Hill

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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.”

By Derek T. Dingle

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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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REGISTER NOW: Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit’s 10th Anniversary

It will be a landmark year for the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit in…

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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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