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Young Professionals: 7 Boss Moves to Make Before Attending Any Conference

A smart leader's guide to maximizing your experience

If you’re a millennial, entry-level employee or boss on the come-up attending a professional, don’t…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women of Power: My Mother’s Legacy

How Barbara Graves spearheaded a platform that will touch lives for generations to come

We would have never launched the Women of Power Summit, though, if not for its…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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Selma For Students: Making the Dream Real For A New Generation

How the "children" of Dr. King's Dream raised more than $2 million and made more than 300,000 tickets available to students in more than 30 cities.

How the “children” of Dr. King’s Dream raised more than $2 million and made more…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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To Our Print Magazine Subscribers

We apologize for the delayed delivery of our print magazines. We are now making digital editions of Black Enterprise available to all print subscribers, at no additional cost.

We sincerely apologize for the lateness of the receipt of our print magazines. Effective immediately,…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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Documentary Exposes Harsh Violence Against Gay People In Jamaica

Jamaica viewed as one of the most homophobic places on Earth

Being LGBT is a death sentence in many African and Caribbean counties. Jamaica is one…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Alabama Allows Same-Sex Marriages But Not Without A Fight

State’s chief justice attempts to block the weddings

Alabama is now the 37th state along with the District of Columbia that allows same-sex…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Detroit Hosts Town Hall On Gay Marriage And The Black Church

Focus of discussion the marriage equality documentary For Faith, For Love, Forever

Despite media portrayals suggesting complete disapproval, ordained African-American pastors and ministers were given the opportunity…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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The Black Enterprise–ABFF Partnership: Why Black Businesses Need Scale

Aligning, joint venturing, and merging with viable black-owned businesses is vital

When I speak before a group of black entrepreneurs, I often challenge my audience by…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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How Diversity Drives Performance in Corporate America

We all benefit when everyone has access to a seat at the table

For far too long, much of corporate America has treated diversity as another exercise, disregarding…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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‘Selma’ Gives Nod To Gay Civil Rights Activist

MLK adviser and mentor Bayard Rustin portrayed in the film by Reuben Santiago-Hudson

Martin Luther King Jr. mentor and advisor Bayard Ruston, an openly gay man, is portrayed…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Wall Street Project Economic Summit: Black Firms Continue Fight To Manage Billions in Corporate Funds

Rev. Jesse Jackson asserts 'African Americans are now at the next stage of emancipation'

It made perfect sense for BLACK ENTERPRISE to team up with Rainbow Push for this…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Success Today: My Message to Millennials

As I gratefully celebrate my 80th birthday, here's business advice key to your success no matter what generation you claim membership in.

While I am decades removed, in terms of age and lifestyle, from where you may…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Florida Expands Marriage Rights To Same-Sex Couples

Some 36 states now allow gay and lesbian couples the freedom to marry

Florida now joins 35 other states in granting same-sex couples the freedom to marry. This…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Classic Gay Film Paris Is Burning To Appear At Sundance

The 1980s documentary brought voguing and drag culture to wider audience

The legendary LGBT film “Paris is Burning,” which won the Grand Jury Prize at the…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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VH1 Says No Domestic Violence, But Yes To Female Battery?

Network condemns men hitting women but allows brawling among female cast members

VH1 aired a public service announcement to make sure viewers knew that the network is…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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[REVIEW] Ava DuVernay’s ‘Selma’ Is Timely, Engaging And A Must See

One of 2014's best films is beautiful, poignant and necessary

Beautifully poignant, Ava Duvernay’s ‘Selma’ is one of 2014’s best films.

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Oprah Airs Michael Sam Documentary Christmas Weekend

Show follows first openly gay football player drafted into the NFL and later cut from the league

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Michael Sam, who made history when he became the first openly gay football player…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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LGBT Civil Rights Group Reacts To Missouri Grand Jury Decision

Now is the time to organize and educate the masses on police brutality, militarization and criminal justice reform

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The National Black Justice Coalition, the nation’s leading civil rights organization dedicated to empowering…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Paying Tribute to Atlanta’s Master Builder, Herman J. Russell

Russell forged a legacy as a master businessman and mentor who inspired several generations of leaders in business, politics, and beyond

In Nov. 15, America lost a great man and one of the most iconic black…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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November 20: Transgender Day of Remembrance

People around the world commemorate all of those killed by anti-transgender violence

Let’s reflect on all transgender people whose lives have been cut short by violence, simply…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Cultural bias

Ask Sheree: When an Employee Suffers Cultural Bias

What should I do when I sense that my manager is culturally biased against me?
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How to Start a Profitable T-Shirt Business

T-shirts are contemporary wardrobe staples for men, women, and children today. Building an online T-shirt…

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