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Michele Meyer-Shipp

Former Prudential Diversity Officer Michele Meyer-Shipp Joins Leading Law Firm

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, a leading powerbroker DC law firm, has hired…

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JPMorgan Chase Invests $10 Million to Expand Black Businesses and Growth in D.C.

Sparking economic growth and combating gentrification part of commitment

Banking giant JP Morgan Chase aims to lessen the economic disparity dilemma by investing $10…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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Jay Z

Jay-Z Reportedly Interested in Buying Harvey Weinstein’s Stake in TWC

The hip-hop mogul reportedly wants his relationship with The Weinstein Company to continue and grow, reports TMZ

Jay-Z may be looking to make an investment in The Weinstein Company (TWC) in midst…

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Dhani Jones

Former NFL Star Turned Investor Dhani Jones Gets Extreme in Season 2 of ‘Adventure Capitalists’

These venture capitalists get down and dirty while testing out new products in the great outdoors before deciding whether or not to invest in them

There are no suits, briefcases, or boardrooms. Instead, Dhani Jones and two other champion athletes…

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These 5 Passive Investments Earn You Money and Let You Keep Your Day Job

You need to know about passive and semi-absentee franchises

Passive business ownership (also known as absentee or semi-absentee) is a excellent option for the…

By Nancy E Williams

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Tom Burrell Becomes First African American Inducted into One Club Creative Hall of Fame

Founded top black advertising agency that bears his name

Burrell was recognized by One Club for his creativity. He is one among five inductees…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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Ursula Burns

Ex-Uber CEO Appoints Ursula Burns as Board Director in Move That ‘Completely Surprised’

Travis Kalanick's appointment of Ursula Burns to Uber board stunned the embattled tech giant

Former Xerox CEO Ursula Burns has been appointed as a board director at Uber in…

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Black-Owned Investment Company’s $700 Million Project Will Redevelop South Central, LA

Mixed-use project still needs final approval from Los Angeles City Council

Calling its approval a “milestone,” Capri Investment Group has the green light to proceed with…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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Shark Tank

Lisa “The Inventress” Ascolese Covers Exclusive ‘Shark Tank’ Season 9 Premiere Event

Behind-the-scenes of the new Shark Tank premiere

Here’s a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the lives of the iconic, innovative souls and superstar “Sharks”…

By Lisa Ascolese

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Dell

Dell Appoints Former SAP Exec Brian Reaves as Chief Diversity Officer

Reaves is now responsible for driving gender and diversity at the tech giant

Dell has appointed Brain Reaves, a former executive at multinational software corporation SAP, as the…

By Selena Hill

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activate

5 Ways to Activate Millennials to Connect with Your Brand and Inspire Change

A panel of business owners and corporate execs at #AWNewYork shared best practices to engage young consumers

Here are 5 gems shared by a panel of business owners and corporate executives during…

By Selena Hill

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Three Black Business and Civic Leaders Honored by Western Michigan University

The trio will have two residence halls on the campus named after them

Two residence halls and a conference center at Western Michigan University will be named after…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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Fortune

Fortune Editors on Why Only One Black Woman Made the Most Powerful Women List

Noticed that Fortune named just one black woman on their "Most Powerful Women" list? So did we.

There’s absence of black businesswomen named the “Fortune” “Most Powerful Women” list this year is…

By Selena Hill

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Hurricane Harvey

BE 100s CEO Steps Up to Assist Harvey Victims With $62 Million Fund

Funds will provide, food, childcare, healthcare, and more

Tony Chase, chairman and CEO of ChaseSource L.P. (No. 87 on the BE 100s with…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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Molly Maid Franchisee Is Cleaning Up With Her House Cleaning Service

This Molly Maid owner shares her keys to success in the competitive field of residential cleaning

Even in the competitive field of residential cleaning, an owner can thrive. Lisa Johnson shares…

By Nancy E Williams

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Chicago’s Last Black-Owned Bank Gets $20 Million Cash Infusion

Some say the transaction could help alleviate the violence plaguing The Windy City

To spark economic development activity within the black community, Chicago deposits $20 million into ISF…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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immigrants

Business Leaders of Color Stand Up For Immigrants and DACA

These executives are sending a strong message to their employees, customers, and Trump

Renowned business leader Paa Kwesi Nduom, chairman of ISF, along with tech execs and community…

By Selena Hill

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Jerri Devard

Office Depot Appoints Jerri Devard as New Chief Marketing Officer

The former ADT executive is bringing her talents and business acumen to Office Depot

Office Depot, Inc. has tapped former ADT executive Jerri DeVard as its new Executive Vice…

By Selena Hill

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Black Business Mogul’s Lodging Company Completes $1B Stock Acquisition

RLJ Lodging Trust responds to investor’s criticism of hospitality giant

RLJ Lodging Trust, co-founded by African American business magnate Robert Johnson, has completed its purchase…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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Hurricane Harvey

Black Businesses and Supporters Offer Harvey Aid in Spite of Own Obstacles

Houston area business leaders are providing help to the community

Larger black-owned companies and entities that advocate, do business with and support small black owned…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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How To

Equifax hack

After 143 Million Left Vulnerable by Equifax Hack, Here’s What You Can Do

The Equifax hack could be the largest data theft involving Social Security numbers, which is…

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JavaScript Developer

How She Became a Full Stack JavaScript Developer In 5 Intensive Months

My biggest lesson learned was overcoming limitations I had put on myself regarding what I…

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