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The 15 Most Surprising Six-Figure Jobs In America

You would be surprised to find out that these 15 opportunities are actually six-figure jobs.

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10 Reasons You’re Still Unemployed

Unable to find work? You may suffer from these bad habits

Unemployment is slowly receding and getting back on track, but if you’re unable to find…

By Kevin L. Clark

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6 Key Aspects of Workplace Culture

How these factors impact your performance

Are you conscious of workplace culture and how you fit into it—or don’t? Being aware…

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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Jamie Roberts Does ‘Comedy With A Purpose’

'I want to be recognized as one of the top working comedians in entertainment'

Jamie Roberts is a rising comedian who hosts comedy shows in NY and has a…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Script of Success: Tech Phenom Catt Small Talks Black Girls Coding, Diversity In Gaming

Thought leader of Brooklyn Gamery and Code Liberation paves her own way, and you can, too.

Intelligent, cool, and charismatic, Catt Small sits down in an exclusive with BlackEnterprise.com to talk…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Cool Jobs: How to Find Fulfillment—and Make a Living—Doing Good

Jerryanne Heath talks transition from entrepreneur to employee and success in career

Jerryanne Heath Chiume transitioned from entrepreneur to employee. She details the coolest aspects of a…

By Daron Pressley

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5 Master Networking Tips for Successful Connections

Use this checklist to prep for your next professional event

Here are five ways to make supreme connections at any networking event.

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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Cool Jobs: Successful TV Writer Talks Molding Hit Shows

With a resume that includes Tyler Perry Studios, Tanya Hoffler's got what it takes

Industry vet Tanya Hoffler of Tyler Perry Studios details writing for major sitcoms, and key…

By Daron Pressley

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Top 5 Cool Jobs for the Fashion Crazed

If you have a knack for style and flair, these options are for you

Love shopping or all that is fashion? These cool jobs are right up your alley.

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CEO Status: 6 Career Lessons from Swizz Beatz Breakfast Club Interview

Award-winning producer schools millennials on the importance of ownership

Producer Swizz Beatz stopped by The Breakfast Club to talk about his enrollment in Harvard…

By Courtney Connley

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Cool Jobs: ‘Single Ladies’ Dancer Talks Longevity in the Industry

Ebony Williams found success following her dream and leveraging creative skills

Ebony Williams, a trained professional dancer who’s worked with the likes of Beyonce, talks the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Power Women of the Diaspora: Celebrity Stylist Talks How She Expanded Brand Globally

Felicia Leatherwood went from local beautician to international haircare phenom

Global stylist and natural haircare advocate details how she went from local beautician to international…

By Kandia Johnson

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More Than Just ‘Likes’: How Millennials Can Leverage Social Media Popularity for Career Wins

Three tips to turn the virtual popularity contest into professional capital

Who hates the satisfying feeling of getting lots of likes or double taps on your…

By Janell Hazelwood

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ADP Reports Private Businesses Created 220,000 Jobs in April

By industry, professional and business services did the most hiring

ADP’s April National Employment Report shows private companies added 220,000 jobs this month, on the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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The Nicki Minaj Factor: 3 Career Lessons on Rebranding For Milliennials

Millennials: Take a cue on tone-down image when making career transitions

Nicki Minaj’s toned-down image teaches not only a lesson or two in style, but in…

By Courtney Connley

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Month of the Man: Producer & Reality TV Alum Talks Success on His Own Terms

Producer Fred Thomas Jr. talks success for minority men in entertainment

Producer and director Fred Thomas Jr., of R&B Divas franchise, talks success in entertainment and…

By Daron Pressley

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Star Jones and National Association of Professional Women Kick Off Conference in NYC

Top speakers include Barbara Corcoran and Robin Roberts

Hosted by Star Jones, more than 1,100 professionals to convene to network and be inspired…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Plastic Surgeon Talks Career Choice and Misconceptions of Profession

Dr. Troy Callahan details another side of the industry

Maybe 30% of what I do is cosmetic. Which is kind of breasts and body…

By Alan Hughes

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Council of Urban Professionals Honors Industry Leaders in NYC

The Council of Urban Professionals honored leaders in finance, tech and media at its 7th…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Power Women of the Diaspora: How a Professional Mastered Art of Gifting to Make a Living

Afi Lartey shares tips on relationships and leveraging swag bags for branding

Afi Lartey shares tips on overcoming fear, working with global clients and making unforgettable statements…

By Nina Oduro

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3 Quickfire Networking Tips with Author & Marketer Sabrina Kizzie

Key people in your circles you should always stay connected with

Author and Baruch College lecturer Sabrina Kizzie shares the importance of keeping in touch with…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Survey: Employers To Increase Hiring of Class of 2014 College Grads

Skills in business, engineering, and computer sciences in top demand

Recent survey finds that companies plan to hire more graduates from Class of 2014 than…

By Janell Hazelwood

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TeenNick chairman Nick Cannon won for "Celebrity Entrepreneur of the Year."

Shorty Awards: Who’s Who of Social Media Honored in New York City

Jerry Seinfield, Nick Cannon among Shorty Award honorees

The Shorty Awards, held in New York City at the Times Center, honored the best…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Just Say No to Coffee Meetings: Effective or Nah?

Time management and kind declines are just business---not always personal

When it comes to effective networking, saying no is a business norm, but does that…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Africa-America Institute Hosting STEM-Focused Talent Summit

Panels and one-on-one conversations to be highlights of event

The AAI will host Second Annual Talent Summit, an event for mid-career professionals seeking employment…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Sweet Success: 10 Minutes with ‘Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s’ Miss Robbie

Restaurateur gives tips on career longevity and prepping for expansion

Restaurateur and OWN network TV star Miss Robbie Montgomery talks career longevity and plans for…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Top 10 Jobs With High Temp Hiring Growth

Highest median hourly wage for these jobs at more than $26

Viable options exists for unemployed professionals to get their foot in the door via temp…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Success Quips: 3 Quickfire Networking Tips with Boss Network’s Cameka Smith

How to diffuse the most awkward situations when trying to connect

In this special BlackEnterprise.com series, we share quick and dirty tips on career enhancement and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Cool Jobs: Irene Dele-Adejumo Crafts Sweet Works of Art with Fruit

Nigerian-American founder of Fruit Art talks meshing creativity with career

Irene Dele-Adejumo, chef and fruit carver talks learning to turn fruit into art and expanding…

By Nina Oduro

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Power Women of the Diaspora: Facebook Chief of Staff Defines Her Career on Her Own Terms

How Morin Oluwole transitioned from science to successful social media career

How Morin Oluwole transitioned from science to success social media career at Facebook.

By Kandia Johnson

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Study: More Employers Plan to Rev Up Temp Hiring

Cities with most opportunity growth include Los Angeles and Chicago

CareerBuilder and Harris Poll study shows 42% of employers plan to hire temporary or contract…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Cool Jobs: Young Stylist to the Stars Talks Career Capital & Longterm Success

Olori Swank talks tips for young hopefuls in tough fashion industry

Self-taught celebrity stylist to stars including TI and Nicole Murphy shares how to build long-lasting…

By Daron Pressley

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Power Women of the Diaspora: A Leader’s Journey from Chemist to Business Advocate

Christine Martey-Ochola, Ph.D, details passion for pushing boundaries for success

Christine Martey-Ochola, Ph.D., co-founder and president of the Sub-Saharan Africa Chamber of Commerce talks diverse…

By Nina Oduro

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From Red Lobster to Banking Leader: One Woman Shares Her Story of Transitions and Success

Anie-Akpe Lewis, Innov8tiv mag founder, talks leveraging diverse experiences

Akpe-Lewis, banking executive and founder of Innov8tiv magazine, shares how her diverse career background has…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Social Media Maven Ignites Social Change and Career Fulfillment Through Fierce Shoes & Action

How Luvvie Ajayi turned passion for digital media and shoes into HIV activism

Digital strategist Luvvie Ajayi decided to use her passion for AIDS advocacy and social media…

By Kandia Johnson

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"What I wanted to do was connect women of color globally to define  the world on their terms," said Simone Bresi-Ando, far right, founder of I'mPOSSIBLE, whose career and motivation conversations started in the U.K. via Google Hangouts and events. With her social enterprise, Bresi-Ando seeks to educate, connect and empower young women of color by celebrating, highlighting and promoting the achievements of women from all ethnic backgrounds, showcasing their life stories and successes.

"There's something Lupita N'yong'o said that I just can't get out of my mind. The phrase she used was 'the seduction of inadequacy,' and it struck me---stopped me in tracks," said Bresi-Ando. "We are so used to being seduced by inadequacy. What I want to ask you today is, could you please stop it? Now, we can be seduced by the possible."

Power Women Giving Back: Industry Leaders Talk What It Takes for Women to Succeed

At the ImPossible Conversations event in New York City, four female leaders in media and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Not Your Average Networking: 3 Fun Ways to Build Connections

Ladies, here's a refreshing break from the same old, same old

Sick of the same old, tired networking events? Here are three ways to shake things…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women’s History Month: Chancellor of D.C. Public Schools Talks Dynamic Leadership in Teaching

Kaya Henderson offers tools for success for today's educators

Kaya Henderson, chancellor for Washington D.C. Public Schools, share tools for success in education.

By Daron Pressley

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Women’s History Month: U.S. Foreign Service Diplomat Finds Career Success in Caribbean

How Krystal Norman expanded her career horizons by working abroad

Through her work abroad, Krystle Norman has organized and spearheaded global as well as local…

By Kimberly Wilson

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Study: Skills Gap Costing Companies Major Dollars

Employers cite compromised productivity and work quality

A CareerBuilder’s study on the effects of the skills gap on the U.S. labor market…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Millionaire Businessman Talks Making the Jump from Employee to Entrepreneur

Leaving security of full-time job, Oscar Horton took a chance with a truck dealership

Over the following 13 years, the new team in place grew the company from $28…

By Alan Hughes

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$7,000 Intern: Highest Paying Opportunities Found in STEM Industries

Companies seek to attract and retain top young talent

Glassdoor ranked top companies that offer interns high salaries, including Twitter, Linked In and Chevron.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women’s History Month: ‘The Hip-Hop Professional’ Talks Gaining Career Longevity

Music exec-turned-entrepreneur shares three tips for success

Music industry vet and entrepreneur Shanti Das shares three keys to longevity and career success…

By Janell Hazelwood

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5 Rookie Mistakes People Make at Their First Job

Job interview consultant offers advice for recent grads

If you’re a young professional looking to start off on the right foot in your…

By Alan Hughes

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Month of the Man: 3 Steps to Prepare for Your Career Advancement

Corporate leader Byron Spruell talks tools for success

Byron Spruell, central region and Chicago managing principal at Deloitte shares his career journey and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Is 30 the New 20? Research Says, Yes

Research finds innovators see great breakthroughs during late 30s

Recent research says innovators reach career peaks not in their 20s, but in their late…

By Janell Hazelwood

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From Bad Girl to Event Planner, Karleen Roy Achieves Career Success

Young leader talks expanding her brand and importance of great relationships

Howard University alumna used experience working with Sean Combs to launch self-sustaining career and events…

By Kimberly Wilson

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Workplace Trends: Is It True that People Don’t Prefer Working With or For Women?

Research says perception vs. experience doesn't exactly add up

Recent research finds that many people don’t have a preference either way when it comes…

By Janell Hazelwood

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How to Successfully Navigate an Office Romance

Four tips for managing expectations and avoiding disaster

An office romance can be heaven or mean disaster. If you’re in one—or contemplating—here are…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Build Your Voice, Build Your Brand: 3 Steps to Gaining a Professional Platform

Create a winning image of yourself with these tips

As a young professional, it’s best to know how to build a platform for yourself…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Millennial Perceptions: Survey Reveals Negative Views of Young Professional Prepardness

Here's how you can change the game and defeat the stereotypes

A recent study released by Bentley University found that nearly 70% of corporate recruiters say…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Report: Number of Self-Employed Workers in U.S. on Decline

Biggest hits in agriculture, real estate, child care, and retail trade

According to a new report by CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI), the number…

By Janell Hazelwood

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New Study: Women in Hollywood Earn Less As Career Progresses

For black actresses, picture gets more gloomy

A new study further supports notion that female actresses earn less as they get older,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Job Hopping: How Millennials Can Remain Fulfilled and Pay Their Dues

Career expert Lindsey Pollak shares tips for making right professional moves

Gen Y career expert Lindsey Pollak shares the do’s and don’ts of exiting entry-level jobs…

By Jamie Harrison

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Pre-Grad is the New Post-Grad: 5 Benefits to Building Your Brand While Still In College

Don't wait until after graduation to position yourself for success

Waiting until after graduation to position yourself and your professional brand? Don’t. Here are five…

By Shelby Ivey Christie

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3 Steps to Having a Fun, Fresh and Amazing Career

'Tom Joyner Morning Show' producer Nikki Woods shares tips on fulfillment

Nikki Woods, senior producer for the “Tom Joyner Morning Show” talks strategies to keep your…

By Antoine Moss

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Sylvia Rhone to Receive Presidential Award at Annual Music Biz Convention

Industry vet will be first female executive to receive the honor

Power woman and music icon Sylvia Rhone will be the first female executive to receive…

By Kimberly Wilson

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Leadership Handicaps: 5 Surefire Signs You Can’t Be Trusted at the Helm

These bad habits ensure you won't be next in line to be the boss

Want to be a leader and wondering why you’re passed over? Here’s five bad habits…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Month of the Man: University of Maryland Athletic Director Talks Leadership and Diversity

Kevin Anderson details the x's and o's of success

University of Maryland Athletic Director Kevin Anderson details keys to leadership success for young men…

By Daron Pressley

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Boss Moves: Amber Ruffin Reportedly First Black Female Writer in Late-Night TV

Comedian brings Chicago training and performance experience

Amber Ruffin has joined the Jimmy Fallon’s “Late Night” writing room recently, becoming the first…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Organization Kicks Off New Initiative to Promote Career Development and Entrepreneurship

Group also partnering with Give1 Project for women's program in Senegal

Walker’s Legacy, a national resource for women in business, is kicking off its initiative to…

By Janell Hazelwood

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5 Steps to Acing Your First Business Trip

Don't make amateur mistakes that could cost you your job

Don’t make silly mistakes on your first business trip that could cost you workplace respect…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Africa-America Institute Launching Speaker Series for Global Leaders

Networking, advocacy and panel events to start in January

Starting in January and ending in November 2014, the Africa-American Institute will begin its speaker…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Social Media Fanatic? These Are the Jobs For You

Gift of gab, Web savvy and marketing experience are key

If you’re savvy with the Web, have gift of gab and marketing mojo, these top…

By Janell Hazelwood

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How to Answer the Toughest Question at a Job Interview

You don't want to flub this one, lest you miss out on your dream gig

You’re acing the job interview until your prospective employer asks one of the most difficult…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Singer Kelis Adds Culinary Skills to Her Career Portfolio

Music star introduces new sauce line, Feast

One of the little known facts about music artist Kelis is her culinary skills

By Sasha King

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On the Hunt: 7 Deadly Sins of Job Seekers

Be sure to avoid these vices during your search

Oftentimes the job search process can be frustrating, but don’t fall victim to these career-killing…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Unfriend: How to Keep Your Boss Out of Your (Social Media) Business

You can approach that awkward moment with professional ease

So your boss is encouraging connection via social media and wants to follow your updates.…

By Jamie Harrison

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Cool Jobs: Skincare Entrepreneur Talks Transition from Music Theater to Beauty Industry

Milla Thomas: 'I'm blessed to have found the (career) love of my life'

After studying music theater and working in show business, entrepreneur Milla Thomas found the (career)…

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3 Life-Changing Leadership Lessons from a Batkid

Take a cue from Miles' fearless journey to see his wish become reality

San Francisco’s Bay Area has been shut down by a fearless 5-year-old battling leukemia dubbed…

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6 Steps to Skew Any Job Interview in Your Favor

Use this strategy in planning your approach for your next opportunity

Use this strategy to go into your interview with confidence and seal the deal.

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Women Continue to See Gains in Employment

Black male jobless rate still far surpassing women in same age group

Reports indicate women seeing gains in employment, while men lag behind, especially minority men.

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Moving Back to Nigeria: U.S-Trained Professional Shares His Career Experience

Engineer shares day-to-day life, challenges and triumphs

A U.S-trained engineer took the leap to return to Africa, and shares his day-to-day challenges…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Power OOTD: Leather Chic for the Office

How to rock one of fall's hottest trends without breaking dress code

It may not be in the dress-for-success playbook, but a little leather never hurt anybody.…

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Young PR Powerhouse Talks Work-Life Balance

Nikkia McClain took a leap of faith that led to big wins and fulfillment

As the owner of a boutique public relations firm, Nikkia McClain of Tene Nicole PR,…

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Push It to the Limit: How to Become the MVP of Your Company

Embrace the concept of 'stretchwork' to become better than average

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Have you been feeling as if you aren’t exactly where you deserve to…

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Put in Work: 4 Habits of Creative People That Can Lead to Success

Take a cue from artists' and writers' discipline and routine

Writers and artists might be viewed as footloose and fancy free, but some of their…

By Janell Hazelwood

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7 Habits of Awesome Communicators

Check out these qualities of exemplary leaders with gift of gab

You may admire that awesome leader who has the gift of gab, but what’s behind…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Entrepreneurs Say Mentorship the Key to Women’s Advancement in Business and Tech

Even if you're well past the first-job days, here's how to leverage a vital asset

For women, especially in male-dominated business and technology, mentorship is not only key, it’s a…

By Janell Hazelwood

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6 Common Myths About Being a Startup Employee

Don't get caught up in the fantasy. Here's the real deal

When one thinks of startups there’s the dreamy fantasy of a fun-filled day of leisure…

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Career Choice: 5 Steps to Monetizing Your Passion

Of course, doing what you love is appealing, but does it pay the bills?

We’d all love to get paid to follow our passions, but what’s the first step…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Recruiters: 7 Good Reasons You Aren’t Finding Quality Candidates

It may not be them. Maybe it's you

If you haven’t been able to seal the deal with top talent to fill a…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Job Seeker: Believe It or Not, Your Cover Letter is Not About You

Don't overlook the power of an awesome---or totally terrible---introduction

Every second counts for today’s job seekers. According to a study by The Ladders, a…

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5 Steps to Speed Up Job Prospects Before Thanksgiving

Survey: Most employment success found between Labor Day and Easter

According to a survey, job seekers indicate they’ve had the most success between Labor Day…

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Africa-America Institute Will Kick Off 60th Anniversary with Career Expo

Global organization to honor who's who in international leadership and philanthropy

The Africa-America Institute will celebrate 60 years of global education and employment advocacy with a…

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The Childless vs. the Mommies: Do Women with Children Get Preferential Treatment at Work?

Yes. But what's a single, childless woman to do? Create a united force for advocacy

In recent reports, women say women with children get preferential treatment. What’s a single, childless…

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4 Savvy Ways Investing in Human Capital Equals Great Returns

Reverse poor people management with this strategy

You can reverse poor people management by using this strategy to invest in valuable human…

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8 Favorable Qualities—Outside of Work Experience—That’ll Get You Hired

Survey: Hiring managers take note of style, sense of humor to make choice

According to a CareerBuilder survey, managers take into account job candidates’ style, sense of humor…

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On Sept. 1, the 8th annual Nigeria Entertainment Awards (NEAs) honored the who's who in African entertainment at New York University's Skirball Center for Performing Arts. The night brought together the best of the best in global talent and business.
The event was hosted by the hilarious comedian Bright ‘BasketMouth’ Okpocha, who kept the audience roaring with laughter. The more than 10-year industry vet has made more than a few celebrities let out a chuckle or two, including Boys 2 Men, Sean Paul, Beyonce, Snoop Dogg, and Wyclef Jean. 


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PHOTOS: Who’s Who of Global Talent Honored at NYC Awards Show

International leaders in film and music take home wins

The Nigerian Entertainment Awards brought the best of the best in global talent at NYU’s…

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Post-College, Real Talk: Morehouse Grad Shares Importance of Early Career Planning

Young entrepreneur talks success tips for post-grad job seeking

Derric Studamire, co-founder of the Infinity Club Investment Group (ICIG), shares tips for job-seeking…

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Work-Life Balance Woes: The Study That Justifies Being Too Tired For Chores After Work

According to a study, women in male-dominated industries do less chores

According to a recent study by a Notre Dame sociologist, what you do for work…

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Job-Seeker Rejection Files: When Keeping It Real Goes Right

Entrepreneur's letter to denied applicants details hard, but valid truths

Gawker published one man’s rejection letter to 900 job applicants, citing his insensitivity in keeping…

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Be Inspired: Top Successful Women Who Got the Axe and Thrived

From Kerry Washington to Oprah Winfrey, these ladies shined after defeat

From Kerry Washington to Star Jones, these power women of color used temporary losses as…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Millennial Mojo: Young Chamber of Commerce CEO Share Tips for Success

Natalie Cofield talks young professional advancement & corporate turnaround

Powerhouse CEO and entrepreneur Natalie Cofield shares tips for young women professionals on climbing up…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Boss Moves: Top 10 Must-Haves for Power Men

Essentials for every professional man for his first day at the office

You’ve graduated and landed your dream gig. Well, here are must-have items, from gadgets to…

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Senior Leadership: 5 Steps To Help Millennials Get There

Keith Wyche shares keys to advancement for young professionals

Want to reduce your obstacles and fast-track your senior leadership success? Check out these tips…

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Big Mistake: Top 4 Terrible Reasons to Choose a Career

Jumping into an industry for the wrong reasons can lead to long-term unhappiness

If you don’t choose wisely, you may have to undo years of wasted time and…

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Professional Longevity: Are You a Future-Proof Employee?

Here's what employers will be expecting from their workforce

Companies are increasingly looking to attract professionals who possess a range of interpersonal and networking…

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Cool Jobs: PR Executive-Turned-Blogger Finds Success in Merging Both Passions

Michelle Matthews-Alexander blends marketing savvy with writing platform

Along with her corporate communications career success, Michelle Matthews-Alexander’s balances a passion for blogging.

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Cool Jobs: Nigerian-American Designer Talks Turning Job Obstacles Into Opportunity

Odunayo Ade of Oyato Designs: Fashion industry is about show and prove

Nigerian-American designer Odunayo Ade, founder of Oyato Designs, talks global fashion industry and how young…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Cool Jobs: Young Tech Entrepreneur Talks Balancing 9-to-5 With Side Hustles

China Muoka: Young professionals, look to industry trends to remain competitive

Young Nigerian-American innovator China Muoka talks how young professionals can maximize opportunities in technology and…

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MBA Season: Mastering Your Business School Elevator Pitch

How to create a stellar narrative about the brand that is you

In a five-part BlackEnterprise.com series, Daria Burke, founder of BlackMBAWomen shares tips on getting your…

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MBA Season: How to Make the Most of Your Business School Experience

Four key things to consider while earning your advanced degree

In a five-part BlackEnterprise.com series, Daria Burke, founder of BlackMBAWomen shares tips on getting your…

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MBA Season: 3 Smart Steps To Getting Started in Pursuing an Advanced Degree

Use this strategy in researching and choosing the best option for you

In a five-part BlackEnterprise.com series, Daria Burke, founder of BlackMBAWomen shares tips on getting your…

By Daria Burke

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MBA Season: The Marketability Factor of Pursuing an Advanced Degree

Four key opportunities for professional advancement

In a five-part BlackEnterprise.com series, Daria Burke, founder of BlackMBAWomen shares tips on getting your…

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Big-Picture Mentality: How to Develop Strategic Leadership Skills

Get ahead of the game and get winning results from your team

In a special BlackEnterprise.com series, Lisa A. Bing, founder of Bing Consulting Group Inc., talks…

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5 Simple Truths About Stand-Out Leaders

Take a page from a winning playbook

These insights will help you get in tune with being an exemplary manager.

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Leading From Below: The Hard Truth About Managing Up

5 steps to increase your influence no matter your title

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In this special five-part BlackEnterprise.com series, Lisa Bing, educator, corporate consultant and founder…

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5 Hidden Traps of Transitioning into a New Leadership Role

Avoid these mishaps to start on the right foot

In a special BlackEnterprise.com series, Lisa A. Bing, founder of Bing Consulting Group Inc., talks…

By Lisa A. Bing

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Top 5 Reasons People Buy In to Dynamic Leaders

These qualities could make or break your influence

In a special BlackEnterprise.com series, Lisa Bing, founder of Bing Consulting Group Inc., talks the…

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Networking 101: Real-Life Tips on How to Upgrade Your Circle’s Value

Quick, smart tips for the young professional just getting started

Don’t be too thirsty. If you’re a young professional just getting started, this strategy will…

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Keep It Together: Work-Life Balance for Millennials

How to effectively juggle just starting out and bigger boss moves

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There are thousands of philosophies out there on how much priority should be…

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Stories of Career Triumph: One-on-One with Author Ntozake Shange

Award-winning author talks working through illness and advice for young wordsmiths

In a special series on professionals who turned passions into fulfilling careers, BlackEnterprise.com talks with…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Month of the Man: MTA CDO Talks Leadership and Advancement for Young Professionals

Michael Garner details balancing roles and advice for career positioning

Michael Garner, chief diversity officer at New York City’s MTA, talks leadership under pressure and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Get Your Happy Back: 5 Jobs With Top Satisfaction Factors

These careers have top possibilities of fulfillment

Unfulfilled at the office? You may need a change. These jobs have fulfillment factors through…

By Joshua Perrin

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Best of the Best: 5 Steps to Beat Out Your Competition

High-performance principles that will keep you ahead of the game

Having a high-performance outlook on your career advancement will keep you ahead of the pack.…

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WATCH: BlackEnterprise.com Live From Face2Face Africa’s F.A.C.E. List Awards

Correspondents talk with honorees, organizers and supporters for star-studded night

On June 15, Face2Face Africa honored leaders including Aziz G. Adetimirin, publisher of The Network…

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Career Judgment: How to Be Wise And Get Ahead

Judge William Dawson offers tips for overcoming negative peer pressure

Judge William Dawson offers tips for overcoming peer pressure to build career wisdom for young…

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Jobs in Demand: Pharmacy Professionals Talk Career Advancement

Three young professionals share tips for entry and success

Three young pharmacy professionals share tips for success and how to break into an in-demand…

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Cool Jobs: Former Banker Expanding Jamaica’s Fashion Industry Reach

Deiwght Peters talks career transition and advice for young black men

In commemoration of Caribbean Heritage Month, BlackEnterprise.com caught up with Deiwght Peters, a leading fashion…

By Kimberly Wilson

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Month of the Man: High School Inc. Administrator Talks Combating Black Male Dropout Rates

Brandon Frame gives success strategy for young men of color to graduate

High School Inc.’s Brandon Frame shares his career journey and the keys to success that…

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Professional Reinvention: 3 Savvy Tips to Get Motivated and Get Started

Author Dorie Clark talks career courage and professional transitions

Dorie Clark, author Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future, talks career courage and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Young, Smart, Yet Unsure: How Young Black Men Can Find the Best Mentors

5 steps to getting the educational and career support you need

Young, Smart, Yet Unsure: How Young Black Men Can Find the Best Mentors – Black…

By Antoine Moss

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Month of the Man: How Black Men Can Win In Corporate America

Leaders weigh in on unspoken codes of conduct and C-suite advancement

Featured experts including William Goodloe, CEO of Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO), talk keys to…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Month of the Man: How Young Black Men Can Upgrade Their Boss Moves

Leaders weigh in on mentorship, peer pressure and the keys to success

On June 3, BlackEnterprise.com hosted a #MonthoftheMan Twitter chat, part of a series of lunchtime…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Suite Style: In Summer Footwear, White is the New Black

Maximize light and metallic-hued heels to make outfits pop

Throw that age-old fashion rules to the wind and have fun with light and metallic…

By Kéla Walker

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The Roots Picnic: A Lesson On Longevity and Industry Relationships

Take a page from the book of a band that's still got it

On the heels of the Roots Picnic, here are three lessons on longevity and relationships…

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Back-To-Work Blues: 5 Smart Tips to Get Back on the Grind After Vacation

Shake off the blahs and get back to the boss moves

No matter how much you love your job, returning to work after a vacation can…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Trends in Career Reinvention: Cities Hiring ‘Chief Innovation Officers’

Latest news lends nod to power of reinvention for professionals

Cities are now hiring chief innovation officers, a nod at how job seekers can focus…

By Janell Hazelwood

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From Dropout to Driven: 3 Perks of Taking the Nontraditional Route

Embracing risk can lead to lucrative path of innovation and major wins

Just because you avoided the college-to-work route doesn’t mean you’ve failed. Be inspired by successful…

By Antoine Moss

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Cool Jobs: Mary Chatman Turns Passion For Romance Into Bridal Business Bliss

CEO of BlackBride.com talks black love and breaking into wedding industry

BlackEnterprise.com caught up with BlackBride.com’s CEO Mary Chatman at their New York bridal event to…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Final ‘Scandal’ Power Play: 5 Winning Leadership Strategies of Olivia Pope

As we're set to say goodbye to season 2, here are top lessons for Gladiators

As many are set to tune to “Scandal” for its season 2 finale, we take…

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The One Valuable Success Trait You Need That Lawyers Have

Become indispensable with top-notch, quick critical thinking skills

Lateefah Muhammad, successful Florida A&M University College of Law graduate and professor, shares the secrets…

By Antoine Moss

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Leadership Fail: Top Worst Management Strategies

Traditional fads may have stood the test of time, but some are obsolete

In terms of management, fad can come and go, but some ineffective ones have stood…

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Six Brain-Boosting Steps to Smarter Thinking

Improve your thinking skills with these books and Web resources

Take these six steps to get smarter and strengthen your thinking skills for ultimate career…

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Young Leader Advocates for Tech Empowerment for Women Entrepreneurs

AWP Network founder working to uplift next generation of African innovators

Mary Olushoga, AWP Network founder, took a page from her father’s business book to to…

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Cool Jobs: Young Tech Innovator Remixes His Way to Gaming App Success

Savvy entrepreneur fuses creativity and enterprise for profit

Nigerian-American tech entrepreneur Muoyo Okome remixes apps and makes them his own, creating a savvy…

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Episode 3: Five Career Tips From VH1′s ‘The Gossip Game’

Beyond the ratchet, here are the lessons you can learn.

Beyond the ratchet, here are the lessons you can learn from episode 3 of The…

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The One Valuable Job Skill Employers Will Love You For

No matter what industry, this knowledge will make you that much more marketable

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With almost every industry being influenced by tech, it’s not rocket science that having…

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3 Smart Ways Body Language Can Lead to Wins

Sometimes, it's all about what you don't say

Sometimes, it’s not about what you say. It’s about what you don’t say. Here’s how…

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Style Suite: First Lady Look for Less

Take an affordable cue from Michelle Obama's fashion savvy

We all love the First Lady’s savvy sense of style. With help from the Style…

By Kéla Walker

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Style Suite: High-Heel Hiatus

Give those feet a break with fab flats

This season, flats are beyond basic and on trend, serving up more umph than frump…

By Kéla Walker

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4 Smart Ways to Use Twitter to Find Your Next Gig

These steps can ensure you find job-seeking success

Job seekers, these steps will ensure you maximize the time you’re spending tweeting, to find…

By Janell Hazelwood

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British Entrepreneur ‘Hatches’ Savvy Way to Promote African Arts in UK

Yemisi Mokuolu overcame challenges of recession to realize dreams

Yemisi Mokuolu’s company, Hatch Events, is committed to promoting and profiling African arts across the…

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17 Wacky—But Winning—Steps to Success

This off the cuff strategy can help you advance in your career

Sometimes you have to go against the grain to truly succeed. This strategy is for…

By Sasha King

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Style Suite: Fashion Donations That Pay Off

While on your shopping hiatus, consider H&M's latest Conscious campaign

H&M’s latest Conscious campaign is a great way to purge your closet and give back—…

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Style Suite: Haute Hair

Consider your signature spring look today

A polished look starts from head to toe, so be sure to consider what your…

By Kéla Walker

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Music Boss of Bosses: 5 Career Highlights of Motown’s Berry Gordy

As Motown: The Play hits the stage, take a look at highlights of the founder's career

As Motown: The Play is set to hit the stage, we take a look at…

By Courtney Connley

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Young Professionals: 5 Things That Really Matter in the Grand Scheme of Things

Take heed to these lessons one writer would teach her 20-year-old self

You can’t turn back the hands of time, but you can learn lessons from those…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Job Seekers: How to Win the Post-Interview Waiting Game

Surveys says average employer takes weeks to follow up

You haven’t heard a peep since that winning job interview. But, you may not be…

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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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