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Serena Williams Invests in Superfood Startup Daily Harvest

For Serena Williams, boss moves are habitual, both on and off the tennis court.Williams—along with Gwyneth…

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Amazon’s Takeover of Whole Foods and the Implications for Black America’s Health

Amazon's inevitable supermarket disruption can help people in inner-cities and rural areas

How this purchase can be a game-changer for communities of color making high-quality, fresh food…

By Samara Lynn

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Whole Foods Buy Makes Jeff Bezos Net Worth Over $75 Billion

Amazon bought Whole Foods in cash

This nudges Bezos even further up on the “world’s richest” list placing him almost neck-in-next…

By Samara Lynn

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Bozoma Saint John

Bozoma Saint John on Shift to Uber, ‘I’m Ready’

The marketing guru tells Black Enterprise why she's leaving her position at Apple Music to start a career at Uber

Bozoma Saint John tells Black Enterprise what motivated her to abruptly leave her executive position…

By Selena Hill

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Is This BE 100s Executive Michigan’s Next Republican Senator?

He won't confirm but some say he would be ideal

James E. Jones, president of James Group International Inc., a BE100 company, is looking at…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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Bozoma Saint John

[Updated] Bozoma Saint John Leaves Apple Music, Heads to Uber

The marketing executive is allegedly leaving the music streaming service after helping its revenues soar

Bozoma Saint John is reportedly leaving her position as head of Global Consumer Marketing for…

By Selena Hill

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Want to Spread the Word About Your Work? Find Your Tribe

Success requires teamwork

If you’re looking to build a successful business or rewarding career build a “tribe,” of…

By Kandia Johnson

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LeBron James Is Destined For NBA Ownership [The Shadow League]

The LeBron vs. Jordan debate is set to heat up

If you think the LeBron vs MJ debate is wearing you out now, wait until…

By The Shadow League

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Gerald B. Smith

BE 100s CEO Gerald B. Smith Talks Building Business in Houston

Houston is booming with successful black business leaders such as Gerald B. Smith

BE spoke exclusively with Gerald B. Smith, a native Houstonian who has become a major…

By Derek T. Dingle

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iONE Digital Acquires Madame Noire, Bossip.com and Hip Hop Wired Websites

The acquisition solidifies the company as one of the largest players in the African American media space

 
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In a move that solidifies iONE Digital as one of the largest…

By Lisa Fraser

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Letisha Royster, the founder of the Waterless Medi-Pedi & Nail Spa,

Why This Woman Launched a Waterless Medi-Pedi Nail Spa

Her innovative spa uses no water for a reason

For many of us, a trip to the nail salon means soaking your hands or…

By Kandia Johnson

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franchise

These Franchise Partners Are One of a Kind

Meet the only two African American women owners in the SpeedPro Imaging franchise

Meet the only two African American women owners in the SpeedPro Imaging franchise, and learn…

By Nancy E Williams

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ISF Bank

ISF Bank Taking Aggressive Steps to Become Viable Black-Owned Community Development Bank in Chicago

Community bank making improvements to benefit its customers

The bank’s new mission is not just to survive, but become a viable community development…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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Black businesses

USBC and BYPO Partner to Assist Black Businesses With Growth and Sustainability

Here's how the partnership between the U.S. Black Chambers Inc. and the Black Young Presidents' Organization will support the development and sustainability of black businesses

Black businesses could soon get help with everything from obtaining financing to finding customers courtesy…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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Franchises

Decorating Diva Sisters Build Award-Winning Franchise in Atlanta

Find out how sisters Barbara Elliot and Jennifer Ward Woods were able to sustain the success of their Decorating Den Interiors franchise, in spite of the 2008 Recession

Buying an interior design franchise propelled these creative sisters into building an award winning business…

By Nancy E Williams

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Smith Graham

Asset Manager Smith Graham Acquisition Spurred by Clients’ Demand to Meet Their Yield Requirements

Purchase aligns with the way institutional investors allocate their assets today

Smith Graham’s newest acquisition was prompted by rising demand from a growing number of clients…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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The Women’s Global Leadership Initiative’s Global Advisory Board Talks Leadership and Empowering Women

These leading ladies share empowering tips on how to achieve success through leadership

I spoke to the members of my Women’s Global Leadership Initiative—Global Advisory Board about all…

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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Valerie Jarrett

Former Obama Adviser Valerie Jarrett is Elected to Ariel Investments Board

The longest-serving senior adviser to President Obama has been elected to sit on the board of the multibillion-dollar firm

Ariel Investments, LLC, announced that Valerie Jarrett, a former Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama,…

By Selena Hill

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50 Greatest Leaders

Blacks Who Made Fortune’s ‘World’s 50 Greatest Leaders’ List

Activists, athletes, rhymers, and business people were among the blacks named to Fortune's esteemed yearly listing

Several African Americans and black people from the African diaspora have been named with other…

By Samara Lynn

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Fabolous

Fabolous Talks Hip-Hop, Business, and Why He’s Taking Over Your Grocery Store

Fabolous' latest venture has placed him in an aisle where he's never gone before -- and that's the snack aisle at your local supermarket

Fabolous’ latest venture has placed him in an aisle where he’s never gone before –…

By Selena Hill

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How To

change

“The only woman in the room” & how to change that by 2186

With passionate voices working every day to redefine the standard for gender equality, I believe…

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Ask Sheree: How to Manage an Overload of Work

It is very common for a busy professional to feel overwhelmed with their job commitments…

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