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Google Wants In On Virgin Galactic’s Space Business

Google is “slanging” its bucks around majorly after its $500 million acquisition of satellite imaging…

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Iconic Director Kenny Leon Wins First Career Tony Award For A Raisin In The Sun

Next up is Holler If Ya Hear Me based on music of Tupac

Kenny Leon won his first career Tony on Sunday night for best director for the…

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Time Warner Interested In Buying VICE Media For $1 Billion

Is Time Warner's deal to buy VICE Media worth it?

Reportedly, cable conglomerate Time Warner is interested in purchasing a large stake in Vice Media.
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15 Twitter Reactions To Donald Sterling Reneging

Is Donald suffering from dementia? Or just plain stupidity?

It appears that Donald Sterling has withdrawn his support from a deal to sell the…

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10 Twitter Reactions to Black Girls CODE’s Hackathon

If "Love Is Respect" then Twitter has both in spades for these talented codettes.

The incredibly dynamic Black Girls CODE grassroots organization held a hackathon last weekend.
Teaming up with…

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Google Announces Driverless Cars In Less Than 10 Years

The SEO giant plans to revolutionize how the world drives its car.

Search engine juggernaut Google is hoping to alleviate the issue drivers feel when they’re brought…

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Brian McKnight Makes California’s Delinquent Taxpayers List

The Grammy award winning singer-songwriter opens up about being in debt.

The story of Brian McKnight has included Billboard No.1 chart toppers, ASCAP and Grammy awards,…

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More Than 40K Magazine Jobs Lost In the Last Decade

A record number of magazine jobs have vanished over the last decade.

Time Inc. became a true independent company Friday (June 6), which allows it to become…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Target Hacking Aftermath Finds Success In ‘Cartwheel’ App

Browsing Target via mobile devices has jumped 251% in March alone.

Regarded as the largest theft of confidential information in years, Target has been targeted for…

By Kevin L. Clark

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John Kerry Calls Graduating Yale Class ‘Donald Sterling’s Worst Nightmare’

The most diverse class in Yale's history serves as a notice to corporations in America.

Leaving higher education to go into the real world can be an awfully scary place.…

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LeVar Burton Reveals Future Plans For ‘Reading Rainbow’ App

After hitting their Kickstarter goal, Burton and co. aim for more.

With smashing his goal of $1 million out of the park, LeVar Burton has plenty…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Google Overtakes Apple As No. 1 Most Valuable Brand

More consumers appreciate Google than Apple. Do you agree?

In 2013, Google knocked Apple out of the top spot as the most valued brand…

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Revolt TV

Almost a year later, we spotlight some unique aspects of the company.

On October 21, 2013, Sean “Diddy” Combs and Keith Clinkscales fulfilled their dream of bringing…

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Crystal Lani Kitt Charged $900,000 In BP Oil Spill Fraud

The Washington, D.C.-area woman was arrested on charges of making fraudulent claims related to the 2010 BP Oil spill.

A woman by the name of Crystal Lani Kitt was arrested by federal agents on…

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Oprah Winfrey To Narrate ‘What I Know for Sure’ Audiobook

The OWN Network CEO will narrate the revamped column that she's written for the past 14 years.

With her blessings in order, Oprah Winfrey, also known as the undisputed Queen of All…

By Kevin L. Clark

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The 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Harlem Haberdashery

Guy and Shay Wood have all the goods to stand out. We take a look at why they're small biz trendsetters.

You would never know from looking at it from the outside, but Harlem Haberdashery is…

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Change-Makers by the Bay

A startup incubator with a social spin thrives in Oakland

Impact Hub Oakland is an entrepreneurial incubator and membership-based community with a social spin.

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Bank of America, Twitter, Nintendo Among Most Damaged Brands

Reputation of nine high profile brands that are taking a hit

Some brands have stellar reputations as a result of innovation, well thought-out marketing strategies, and…

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T.D. Jakes: Sowing the Seeds of Prosperity

T.D. Jakes has grown a bountiful brand as a media mogul with a business enterprise encompassing film, books, music, and live events

Jakes hails from four generations of entrepreneurs. He asserts, “I was entrepreneurial before I was…

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NYC Appoints First Chief Diversity Officer

BE speaks with Carra Wallace on minority contracting

Many minority-owned businesses have long found themselves locked out of contracting opportunities with the City…

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Beware Toxic Employees

Here's how to identify the bad before they spoil your business

But how do you quickly identify and remove these toxic assets from your balance sheet?…

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Doing Business with a Smaller Government

BE 100s exec talks the new realities of federal contracting

BE 100s exec from Capstone Corp talks the new realities of federal contracting

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First Major Hotel to be Owned by Black Firm to Open in Philly

Plans to develop black-owned boutique hotel at city landmark

Are you familiar with this area of Philly?

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BBVA Acquires Mobile Banking Startup Simple for $117 Million

The mobile banking startup will continue to operate independently, but will have access to the Spanish banking group's billions of dollars in assets

An amazing acquisition for the Spanish bank

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Facebook Buys Messaging Startup WhatsApp for $16 Billion in Cash and Stock

The acquisition is Facebook's largest purchase since Instagram in 2012

WhatsApp will continue to operate independently and “retain its brand”

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ZenPayroll Raises $20 Million To Handle Paying Your Employees

ZenPayroll's quick and simple payroll service faces stiff competition from entrenched competitors like ADP, Intuit, and Paychex

ZenPayroll is in direct competition with other, more established payroll solutions

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5 Reasons More Execs will Choose Interim and Temp Roles

Outsourcing, Obamacare expected to give rise in C-Suiters for hire

Executives are increasingly accepting interim and temporary job roles

By Alan Hughes

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What Should Marijuana Legalization Mean for the Black Business Owners?

How will black businesses benefit from the growth of the marijuana industry?

Colorado legalized marijuana New Years Day and the states economy is already reaping the benefits

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House Republicans Off Base: Small Businesses Support Employment Non-Discrimination Act

Business owners believe nondiscrimination policies boost bottom lines

Senior House Republican aides say the bill is unlikely to come up in the chamber…

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Will Consumers Buy Local this Holiday Season?

Small Business Saturday organizers hope to give a boost to independent retailers

American Express is again undertaking its Small Business Saturday initiative

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Beats By Dr Dre Gets A $500 Million Pay Day

Private equity firm the Carlyle Group has invested a minority stake in the rap mogul’s audio company

Beats Electronics, which makes colorful, pricey headphones branded by rapper and hip-hop mogul Dr Dre,…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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The Fellowship Open Continues to Inspire Our Future Entrepreneurs

Black Enterprise Teenpreneur Conference shows kids a 'brighter future'

The Fellowship Open has raised more than $800,000 in support of organizations that have made…

By Candace Myers

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Supermodel & Businesswoman Tyra Banks Becomes First Fashion Icon To Invest In TheHunt.com Through F

Fashion Icon Tyra Banks Fierce Capital, LLC. Invests in New Startup

Investment comes through Tyra's recently formed Fierce Capital, LLC

Via Fierce Capital, LLC, Tyra is leveraging her unique background of 20 years as a…

By C. Daniel Baker

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General Motors Ranks No.1, Appoints First Black Female Officer

SVP Alicia Boler-Davis is in the driver seat of the big automaker’s vehicle quality and customer experience around the globe.

Alicia Boler-Davis is making waves in automotive industry

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Adidas Selling T-Shirt to Support Bombing Victims

Adidas is stepping up to the plate big time

Boston is rallying to raise money for the victims and their families.

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Entrepreneurs Conference: How To Join The Million Dollar Company Club

Sundra L. Ryce talks what it takes to grow your business into a multimillion dollar revenue maker at the Entrepreneurs Conference

Ryce is one of the featured panelists on the session, “How To Create Your Own…

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Kevin Ware is undoubtedly the face of the 2013 NCAA Tournament, and Adidas and the scissors company Fiskars are two major benefactors.

As Louisville’s Kevin Ware Cut Down Nets, Fiskars Scissors Gets the Big Stage

Iconic images at Final Four have little monetary benefit for players

Critics parse fairness of brand associations on the court at the Final Four.

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Universal Music Group Strikes Global Partnership With Jay-Z’s Roc Nation

Jay-Z’s Roc Nation & Universal Music Group Strike a Global Partnership

Roc Nation's roster includes Rihanna, Shakira, Rita Ora, Calvin Hariss and deadmau5.

Jay-Z’s Roc Nation entertainment company and Universal Music Group have entered into a huge global…

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An advocate for fashionable tall women, Lameka Weeks won $3,500 to help roll out her Height Goddess clothing line

Entrepreneurs Conference: Where Are They Now? The $10,000 Elevator Pitch Competition Winners

Each year, a group of select entrepreneurs bring their best 60-second pitch and go head-to-head at the Black Enterprise Elevator Pitch.

Catching up with Black Enterprise’s past cash prize winners whose businesses have reached higher levels…

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Better Business Bureau Embroiled in Scandal Over Fees, Fake Company

Contrary to popular belief it is not a consumer watchdog

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is looking out only for themselves.

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For LaVar Arrington’s Latest Act, A Grand Nod to His Many Influences

Reinventing himself -- and making a lot of money in the process -- was never something LaVar Arrington thought he couldn't do

LaVar’s second act is in high gear.

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Entrepreneurs Conference: Get Your Product On The Shelf and Into Major Retail Stores

Lefty's Spices CEO Walter Nash Jr., shares recipes for success on how his family got their barbecue sauce into Walmart, Costco's and other retail chains

Here is some great advice on how to get your product placed in your favorite…

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Mindless Behavior: Behind the Business of America’s Hottest Boy Band

A tried and true business model goes next-level with Prodigy, Ray Ray, Roc Royal and Princeton

The business of Mindless Behavior isn’t exactly ‘mindless’ at all.

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‘Oz the Great and Powerful’ Rakes in $80 Million in North America

'Dead Man Down' had a disappointing opening weekend

‘Oz’ had a powerful opening weekend

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Jarvis Green spent eight years with the New England Patriots and won two Super Bowls.

Former NFL Lineman Jarvis Green Sets Eye On Food Industry

The former NFL star has his sights set on a long, lucrative career

It’s a real wonder that former NFL defensive lineman Jarvis Green never saw himself as…

By Darren Sands

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NFL Player Works at Sandwich Shop Making $7.50 an Hour

This football player is happy to make you a sandwich, provided you hold the judgment

Terrance Ganaway just doesn’t care.

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Jay-Z Signs Publishing Deal With Warner Music

Jigga is soon to have more control to his entire catalog

Mr. Carter’s working relationship with Jon Platt dates back to 1996.

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Is Patch, AOL’s Hyper-Local Experiment, Doomed?

The ambitious project committed to hyper-local journalism is coming under fire

Can AOL recover from the financial hit?

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For Blacks at Red Lobster, a Nexus of Novelty, Nostalgia

Darden Restaurants is banking on a brand refresh nearly a decade in the making to rebuild Red Lobster, but will loyal black dollars be essential to the turn around?

African Americans, long a loyal part of Red Lobster’s consumer base, experience a relatively new…

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5 Reasons the Obamas Should Bring the 2024 Olympic Games to Chicago

After a failed bid for the 2016 Games, Chicago is an early favorite among U.S. cities to land the Olympics. Make no mistake: the Obamas can bring it home, in their case, literally

After a failed bid for the 2016 Games, Chicago is an early favorite among U.S.…

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Q&A: Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, CEO of Green For All

A conversation with one of the leading thinkers in the green economy

FYI: There’s plenty of room for African Americans in the emerging green economy.

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Sloane Stephens embarks on her journey for her first major title at the 2014 Australian Open.

Sloane Stephens to be Featured in Under Armour TV Spot During NBA All-Star Game

Stephens will look to rebound on the court later this month

The Under Armour brand is more closely aligning itself with the budding star.

By Darren Sands

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US Airways, American Airlines Agree on Merger

A deal, close to being done, is still subject to scrutiny

The deal would be among the largest mergers in U.S. history.

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American Airlines In Talks for Merger With U.S. Airways

A deal could soon be in place, a report says

A deal could soon be on the way.

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NYC Comptroller: Lack of Minority Participation in City Contracts is a Plague

John Liu looks to bring inclusion into other branches of the city’s government

John Liu’s policies of inclusion and transparency has led to significant city bond underwriting deals…

By Alan Hughes

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A nightclub fire in Santa Maria, Brazil claimed the lives over over 230 people.

After Deadly Blaze, Concern For Brazil’s Turn on World’s Stage

Officials fear Brazil's safety measures isn't up to par with its ambition

Brazil is in mourning over a deadly fire that killed over 230 in a large…

By Darren Sands

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Get Your Life Tamar! The Baby Braxton Opens an Online Store

Tamar Braxton, who is fresh off the heels of her mega-successful single "Love and War," has a new online store on Bravo's website.

Would you rock any of these tees?

By Demetria Irwin

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Irv Gotti, Lyor Cohen Reuniting to Form Powerful Management Company?

Murder Inc. founder is connecting with former Warner Music president.

Rumors are swirling that Cohen has had conversations with Kanye West and Gotti was trying…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Byron Allen Launches 24 Hour Legal Cable TV Network

JUSTICE CENTRAL.TV is all about the legal court shows

Will you be tuning in?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Big Sean Has Plans For New Non-Profit Organization

G.O.O.D. Music rapper announces plan to help Detroit children through his organization

The Sean Anderson Foundation will be run by Big Sean’s mother.

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Malaysia Pargo Parlays Basketball Wives LA into Business Success

The Basketball Wives cast receives a bad rap, because many of them are more than just what's presented on the TV screen.

BlackEnterprise.com caught up with Malaysia Pargo to talk about her growing jewelry company, Three Beats…

By Demetria Irwin

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BE and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Session 2: Developing School Models that Work

Community, corporate involvement needed to ensure success

What are the building blocks for effective schools?

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Black Enterprise and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Session 1: Helping our Schools

To fix public schools, curriculum need to evolve

Business community needs to get involved

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Today’s Business Crisis: Educating Tomorrow’s Workforce

Black Enterprise, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation join forces to address public education

It is due to the critical assignment of repairing our schools that BLACK ENTERPRISE and…

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Capital, Coaching Available for Startups

Accelerator initiative seeks entrepreneurs for intensive three-month program

The DreamIt Access Accelerator Program is looking for entrepreneurs in the Austin and New York…

By Alan Hughes

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Job Hopping, The Choice of Generation Y

Don't let the economy limit your options

Don’t be afraid to explore career options. Diversify for better job opportunities. Brazen Careerist list…

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From Street DVDs to Reviving Battle Rap: How Tony ‘SMACK’ Mitchell Monetized Both

SMACK has been able to carve out his own niche without all the glitz and glamour associated with Hip-Hop

SMACK has been able to carve out his own niche without all the glitz and…

By Black Enterprise

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Reality Show Star(s) Businesses: Where Are They Now?

They aren't just television stars, they are entrepreneurs as well

They aren’t just television stars, they are entrepreneurs as well

By Darralynn Hutson

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7 Ways to Avoid a Culture Clash When Conducting Global Business

Here’s how best to avoid an international incident when taking your small biz global

For good or bad, globalization is here to stay.

By Alan Hughes

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Users Push Back On Racially Charged Etsy Merchandise

What do you think of these products?

What do you think of these products?

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Penny Hardaway Joins Ownership Group for Memphis Grizzlies

Hardaway joins group that consists of Peyton Manning and Justin Timberlake, to name a few

Hardaway joins group that consists of Peyton Manning and Justin Timberlake, to name a few

By Black Enterprise

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Dana’s Loft Owner Shares Tips on Starting Haircare Line

Haircare owner opens up on building business brand

Haircare owner opens up on building business brand

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Company Responsible For Tupac Shakur Hologram Goes Broke

Company filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy and sold off a core of its business

Company filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy and sold off a core of its business

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Tasha Smith: Tyler Perry’s Muse Puts Work Into Her Marriage (Literally)

The actress teams up with her husband for her latest business ventures

 
Actress Tasha Smith is best known for her breakthrough role as the vivacious Angela Williams…

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Michelle Obama’s Profitable Style: From J.Crew to Tracy Reese

See how the First Lady boosted the stock values of these designers with style

See how the First Lady boosted the stock values of these designers with style

By Janell Hazelwood

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Advertising Companies Seek to Improve Diversity Rentention

Advertising Club of New York seeks to bring diversity to media industry

Advertising Club of New York seeks bring diversity to media industry

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Preston D. Pinkett III, President & CEO of City National Bank

Banking on a New Model

How City National’s new CEO is turning the institution around; using a rebranding campaign, and offering profitable, consumer-focused products and services

City National Bank (No. 8 on the BE BANKS list with $358.43 million in assets)…

By Alan Hughes

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Entrepreneurship On The Rise For Jobless Black Graduates

Lack of jobs has forced unemployed graduates to create their own companies

Lack of jobs has forced unemployed graduates to create their own companies

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50 Cent Partners With Young African Entrepreneurs

Rapper looks for distributors in different African countries

Rapper looks for distributors in different African countries

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‘R&B Divas’ Star, Producer Rebrands with Clothing Line and Show

Music industry veteran seeks to add positive portrayal of sisterhood on TV

Nicci Gilbert, once part of ’90s girl group Brownstone, is rebranding herself as entrepreneur and…

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How To Start A Business In Newark, New Jersey

Here are four reasons why you should plant your small business flag in Newark

Here are four reasons why you should plant your small business flag in Newark

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Jay-Z’s Influence On Brooklyn Nets Goes Beyond His Investment

Rapper only owns one-fifteenth of one percent of the team

Rapper only owns one-fifteenth of one percent of the team

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Forum Examines Ways To Cultivate And Preserve Black Business

Two local organizations joined forces to discuss the future of black businesses

Two local organizations joined forces to discuss the future of black businesses

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Black-Owned Businesses Which Helped Fulton St. Survive, Fall Victim To Revival

Black businesses across the country are closing due to the many effects caused by gentrification

Black businesses across the country are closing due to the many effects caused by gentrification

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Procurement Statistics Revealed Great Gains for Women-Owned Small Businesses

Women, Minority Entrepreneurs Face An Added Burden Of Proof

Stories of triumph from entrepreneurs who faced many roadblocks

Stories of triumph from entrepreneurs who faced many roadblocks

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Preview ‘Our World’: Media Entrepreneur Michael Baisden

Radio personality, author, and social activist talks “The Maintenance Man II”; plus, the shocking numbers of missing and forgotten African Americans

Host Marc Lamont Hill caught up with Michael Baisden at the 2012 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs…

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Preview ‘B.E. Business Report’: In the ‘Shark Tank’ with Daymond John

This week on Black Enterprise Business Report, it's all about the entrepreneur as host Caroline Clarke interview Shark Tank's Daymond John

This week on Black Enterprise Business Report, it’s all about the entrepreneur as host Caroline…

By Andrew Wadium

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CEO Suzan McDowell On Marketing And Building A Brand

McDowell talks about working with clients and marketing basics

McDowell talks about working with clients and marketing basics

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Owners are recognizing the need to control their social media presence

Resources For Black-Owned Business Success

Minority businesses a big driver in the U.S. small business economy

Minority businesses a big driver in the U.S. small business economy

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4 Half-Truths About Black Owned Businesses

Writer Lawrence M. Watkins explains why you should still continue to buy black.

In a recent opinion piece on TheGrio.com, writer Lawrence M. Watkins explored myths and half-truths…

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Company: Cannon Industries
Rank: No. 83 on the BE100s Industrial/Service list
CEO: Jack Cannon
Business: Metal fabrication, metal stampings, machining
Location: Rochester, New York


Company: Leader Communications Inc.
Rank: No. 95 on the BE100s Industrial/Service list
CEO: Michael Lyles
Business: Technology
Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

13 Most Successful Black Companies to Watch in 2012

Black Enterprise welcomes 13 new companies to our annual BE 100s list chronicling the largest…

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2012 Entrepreneurs Conference: Daymond John Tells You How to ‘Date’ Angel Investors

From CEO to 'Shark Tank' to Shark Branding, FUBU founder Daymond John shares his business knowledge with the 2012 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference

From CEO to ‘Shark Tank’ to Shark Branding, FUBU founder Daymond John shares his business…

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Free!! Books of the Week – Career Advancement

Enter to win books that help you focus on career advancement.

Choose from an array of book bundles geared towards advancing your career and building a…

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Fire When Ready

When Marvin Carroll’s Tec-Masters Inc. landed its first military contract—a $25,000 deal to support a…

By Alan Hughes

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Inside Tavis Smiley Inc.

TV personality Tavis Smiley and his team were feeling the heat after a series of…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Free!! Books of the Week – All About Entrepreneurs

Choose from book bundles that are all about entrepreneurs!

This weeks book bundles are for current and potential entrepreneurs who would like to learn…

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The Game Plan

Dorian S. Boyland revenues at his Orlando-based chain of dealerships expected to exceed $400 million…

By Alan Hughes

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Through the years, the Girl Scouts of America has had many exemplary black women among their membership ranks who have learned courage, confidence,  leadership, and civic responsibility and taken those skills to the  achieve success at the top of their industries. From science to  entertainment to media to politics to sports, the impact is undeniable:  Jackie Joyner Kersee, Queen Latifah, Condoleezza Rice, Venus Williams,  Keke Palmer, Tatyanna Ali, Mariah Carey, Florence Griffith-Joyner,  Jacqueline Joyner-Kersee, Marian Anderson, Glenda  Hatchett ... the list goes on and on.


Check out more on the history of the organization as well as seven top business leaders who turned Girl Scouts badge earning into industry bankability. ---Janell Hazelwood

Women’s History Month: 7 Black Business Leaders Who Were Girl Scouts

These women pave the way for other young, black female leaders

From the boardroom to stage, these industry leaders have one thing in common: They all…

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Sometimes it's best to shake things up to get the results you want. Complacency can fall by the wayside when playing it safe reaps lukewarm results and you're not maximizing on the highest level of success you can achieve.


Arthur Wylie, a self-made millionaire by age 26 decided to tap into a "crazy and fearless" way of thinking to reach his career and life goals, and shares examples of others who did so --- as well as his secrets to success--- in his latest book, Only the Crazy and Fearless Win BIG! The Surprising Secrets to Success in Business and in Life (BenBella Books; $24.95). Take a cue and learn the six steps you can take to capture your own ultimate success. ---Janell Hazelwood

6 Crazy and Fearless Steps to Career Wins and Wealth

Tap into the millionaire approach to reaching ultimate success

Self-made millionaire, entrepreneur and author Arthur Wylie shares his strategy for finding ultimate life and…

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Win Big: How Being ‘Crazy and Fearless’ Can Lead to Millions

Young, self-made millionaire shares keys to career and life success

Founder and CEO of an empire, Arthur Wylie made his first million at age 26.…

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In Memoriam: Soul Train Creator Don Cornelius

Don Cornelius gave soul music a place to live. In 1970, he created and hosted…

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FREE! Know What Makes Them Tick: How to Successfully Negotiate Almost Any Situation

Enter to win a free copy of 'Know What Makes Them Tick'

Enter to win a free copy of ‘Know What Makes Them Tick’

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Surviving the Meltdown

Mitchell, president and CEO of Washington, D.C.-based Industrial Bank (No. 8 on the BE banks…

By Alan Hughes

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Dr. Gause's mother, Dr. Suzette Sines, is also a dentist and traveled with him to organize the group of Haitian medical and dental students, as well as pediatricians and dentists, to screen 300 students.

Looking Back and Giving Back: How Entrepreneurs Use Profitable Skills for Philanthropy

Three professionals who use their talents to help communities

These professionals are using their talents and skills not just for profit but to give…

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Pay it forward: CEO Link Howard with one of his interns

How a Business Coach Can Help Your Company Grow

Entrepreneur gains an education through a non-profit program

Pay it forward: CEO Link Howard with one of his interns
Two years ago, Link Howard,…

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Taking Center Stage

In addition to being the new senior multimedia content producer and a longtime member of…

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6 Ways to Get a Bank Loan for Your Business

If you think like a banker, you could get the finance you need for your business

Six tips for entrepreneurs to get bank loans for your business

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Steve Jobs by the Numbers

A snapshot into the building of a multi-billion-dollar empire

With the passing of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, here’s a quick look at the numbers…

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Jackmont Hospitality Takes Flight

A master plan to build a chain of restaurant franchises has this Atlanta-based food empire soaring

Though strong performers, even these bustling locations were affected by the economy as business travel…

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8 Rules for Doing Business Overseas

Following these tips can help your business expand into global markets

A company doesn’t have to be a multibillion entity to go overseas. In fact, most…

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Study: 1 In 5 Workers Underemployed In South Tenn.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — A study of employment in southern Middle Tennessee shows that one…

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GOP’s 41st Senator Gets Movie Star’s Greeting

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican state senator who shook the political landscape from Massachusetts to…

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Businesses, Unions Freed To Spend Big On Elections

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bitterly divided Supreme Court vastly increased the power of big business…

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Bloomies On A Budget Coming To The Outlet Mall

NEW YORK (AP) — Fashionistas who had to cut out the trips to Bloomie’s during…

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Entrepreneurship and Innovation Are High on CBCF Agenda

Officials discuss available opportunities for minorities

At the national town hall meeting Thursday hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation on…

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CBCF Forum Focuses on Challenges to Minority Business Programs

Experts discuss strategies to prevent reversal of anti-discrimination efforts

On Nov. 4, 2008, the day the nation elected its first black president, the U.S.…

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Obama Administration to Develop Action Plan for Minority Business

Minority entrepreneurs continue to be stymied by lack of financing as well as public and…

By Joyce Jones

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Six Effective E-mail Marketing Strategies

How to get your e-mails opened, read, and acted upon

In challenging economic conditions, companies seek out the fastest, most affordable ways to reach customers.…

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Virtual Reality in Tough Times

With economic crunch, virtual staffing might be a viable, attractive option

Tiffanie Tillman’s phone is ringing off the hook these days with business owners looking to…

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Study Finds Racial Bias in Advertising Industry

Researchers say disparity is widespread problem

A new study released today on the advertising industry’s history of racial bias found that,…

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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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Women of Power: Pushing Past Fear To Make Your Next Career Move

At the Black Enterprise Women of Power summit, attendees learn how to push past fears…

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