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Lemonade Sippin’: 3 Beyoncé-Inspired Boss Moves for Young Entrepreneurs

Take a cue from the 'Queen' on launching new initiatives and pivoting your brand

Megastar Beyoncé has once again changed the album-dropping game with “Lemonade.” If you’re a young…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Money Moves To Make Before You Quit Your Day Job

Before you jump ship to pursue your dream of entrepreneurship, take steps to prepare for the financial shock of your transition.

Among the biggest and most intimidating aspects of the transition from employee to entrepreneur is…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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3 Danger Signs Of Relationship Scams

Missing these red flags can do plenty of damage, including ruining your credit, destroying your business and disrupting your career

Failing to recognize dating and relationship scams before getting involved can do plenty of damage,…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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The 50 Billion Dollar Boss Is Worth Every Penny

This valuable book assembles the advice and experiences of some of the nation’s most successful black women entrepreneurs

50 Billion Dollar Boss (a nod to the combined revenues generated by black-women-owned firms between…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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When It’s a Free Gift, It’s Going to Cost You

Want to get better control of your spending? Stop being bamboozled by the word "free."

Stop being bamboozled by the word “free.”

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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[Op Ed] Race and Loathing in South Carolina Presidential Primaries

Why the stakes are so high for the GOP and Democrats

Known for its rough-and-tumble politics, the pivotal GOP and Democratic presidential primaries, respectively, show two…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Black Filmmakers Need Blockbuster Opportunities

Not a single 2015 film release from a black filmmaker had a budget that exceeded $35 million

Despite proven track records for producing quality films and commercial success, African American filmmakers—a list…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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Walking in Harm’s Way

Fewer black corporate leaders appear willing to advocate on behalf of their peers

The existence of corporate diversity and inclusion programs is to ensure the inclusion of all…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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4 Fascinating Start-Up Entrepreneurs I Met In 2015

I am a geek for smart entrepreneurs and interesting start-ups. Here are four of the most impressive I connected with last year.

Every year, in part through my role as a judge for a number of annual…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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HBCUs Are Still The Solution

Historically black colleges do a lot more with a lot less

Publisher and Chairman Earl G. Graves Sr. states unequivocally that historically black colleges are still…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Advancement Can Only Be Achieved Through Opportunity

Corporations must stop giving lip service only to diversity

How can it be that African Americans hold only 3.2% of all senior management positions?…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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Black LGBT Health and Wellness Initiative Anchored By Elton John AIDS Foundation

Leading civil rights organization expands role to address healthcare disparities

The initiative aims to intentionally place attention on black LGBT health and wellness and to…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Lack of Estate Planning Puts Black Wealth At Risk

Our commitment to multi-generational wealth creation requires us to plan for the inevitable.

Our commitment to multi-generational wealth creation requires us to plan for the inevitable.

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Hillary Clinton Makes 10 Promises to LGBT Americans, But Will She Really Keep Them?

The Clintons don’t have the best track record supporting LGBT rights

The Clintons don’t have the best track record when it comes to supporting LGBT rights.…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Taking Black Business to the Next Level

The evolution of black business has been driven by greater access to capital, expansion into broader markets, and participation in dominant and emerging industries.

The growth and evolution of black business has been, and must continue to be, driven…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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As with Omarosa in Season 1 of The Apprentice, whether or not Trump is winning depends on what you believe is his (and the GOP's) objective. (Image: Getty)

The GOP Debates Are Reality TV, And Donald Trump is The Star

Misdirection: Look it up. You can get away with a lot when people think you're crazy. Trump is not crazy. And neither is the GOP.

From the #WhileYouWereSleeping files: The GOP debates/primary race are reality TV, with Donald Trump playing…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Remembering Julian Bond As A Champion of Black Enterprise

A consummate journalist, Bond understood the importance of black-owned media as a voice of empowerment and self-determination for African Americans.

Against a backdrop of activism and achievement, it could be easy to forget that Bond…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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

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

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

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Go West, Young Professional, to Attend Black Enterprise’s Silicon Valley Summit

TechConneXt presents opportunities to make connections among the best and brightest in the black tech community from Silicon Valley and beyond

TechConneXt presents opportunities to make connections among best and brightest in the black tech community…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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The 25 Best Jobs for Millennials

Find out which jobs are worth the college investment

The advocacy group Young Invincibles releases a report that highlights the top 25 jobs for…

By Courtney Connley

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How to Hire Talent That Will Complement Your Team and Culture

People make the difference. You can have incredible systems and procedures in place, the right software…

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How to Deal With Grief While at Work

Regardless of where you live in the world, all of us in some way have…

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