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5 Signs Its Time To ‘Divorce’ Your Employer

When most of us hear the word “divorce” we think about two individuals…

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Jovian Zayne Talks Living on Purpose, Plus Partying with FLOTUS

The jovial expert helps others to live their best lives, purposely

Chances are that if you check in multiple times a day via Instagram to obsess…

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MIT Africa Investment Forum to Host Business Leaders and Experts

Organizers building platform for initiatives for entrepreneurial training and bridging the gap

Themed “Unlocking Africa’s Innovation Potential,” this year’s event includes cross-generational dialogue on role of the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Interview and Get the Job With These Winning Tips

Ace your next meeting with this advice

Use these tips to ace your next interview.

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On the Move: Carnival Corporation and Advertising Agency Walton Isaacson Announce New Executives

Marie McKenzie gets promoted at Carnival and Kirsten Atkinson joins Walton Isaacson

Carnival Corporation and advertising agency Walton Isaacson announce new executive appointments

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President Obama Talks Managing Demands of His Job

Fitness and family time vital factors to helping him keep calm

President Obama opens up about what helps him to stay calm in a highly stressful…

By Courtney Connley

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‘Black Actress’: Andrea Lewis Takes Matters Into Her Own Hands

How this millennial is using YouTube and social media as platform to boost her career

Actress Andrea Lewis talks about life in Hollywood as a black actress and shares the…

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5 Black Women Making Moves in PR

These fab five show us how branding is done

Publicists are a brand’s best friend. They’re the ones who shape the perception of companies…

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Win a Mentoring Session with Director Malcolm D. Lee

'The Best Man' hitmaker details secrets to success and importance of guidance in industry

‘The Best Man’ hitmaker offers mentorship to filmmakers through a partnership with the American Black…

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3 Strategies for Ultimate Time Management

At the top of the week, it's great to get a good start in protecting a valuable asset

Use these strategies to make a bigger impact in the workplace, increasing productivity and reducing…

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On the Move: Mitzi Miller Joins Rainforest Entertainment and CBS Promotes Tiffany Smith-Anoa’i

Rainforest Entertainment and CBS announce new executive appointments

Award-winning journalist Mitzi Miller joins Rainforest Entertainment, while Tiffany Smith-Anoa’i gets promoted at CBS Entertainment

By Courtney Connley

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‘Empire’ Star Jussie Smollett Shares Thoughts on Steve Harvey’s Inspiring Work Ethic

Actor stopped by to talk about the series finale and more

Actor Jussie Smollett shares his thoughts on Steve Harvey’s work ethic, his new single, and…

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Cool Jobs: WNBA’s Chief of Basketball Operations and Player Relations Talks Being a Power Woman in Sports

Brown opens up about navigating her way through the sports business

WNBA’s Chief of Basketball Operations and Player Relations, Renee Brown, talks being a power woman…

By Courtney Connley

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Uber Pledges to Create 1 Million New Jobs For Women by 2020

Driving service enters global partnership with UN Women

Uber partners with UN Women to create 1 million jobs for women by 2020

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Entrepreneurs Summit: Music Icon Clarence Avant to Receive Trailblazer Award

Executive being honored for legendary business savvy and longevity in Hollywood

Entertainment industry icon Clarence Avant is set to receive the Trailblazer Award at Black Enterprise’s…

By Raqiyah Mays

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6 Women of Power Quotes that Will Inspire You to Elevate Your Career

Motivating quotes from Women of Power speakers and honorees

Six inspiring quotes from Black Enterprise’s 2015 Women of Power Summit

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Women of Power Summit: 5 Career-Boosting Lessons from Mellody Hobson

Tips from the power woman and president of Ariel Investments L.L.C.

A list of five career lessons we learned from Mellody Hobson’s one-on-one conversation at the…

By Courtney Connley

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Designer Follows Mom’s Footprints with Luxury Leather Handbags

This designer makes luxury attainable for all women

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As little girls, probably more of us than not watched our mothers in…

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Oprah to Guest Lecture Stanford Students on A Meaningful Life

Lucky students get arguably the best substitute teacher ever

Can you imagine walking into class to find that Oprah Winfrey is your teacher for…

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Women of Power: How to Make a Vision Board

Lisa Nichols gave women the power to manifest goals through creative visualization

Vision Boards are a powerful way to manifest dreams and goals in life. So the…

By Raqiyah Mays

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$3 Million Pay: Former McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson to Consult with Company

Business leader continues his relationship with the restaurant chain

McDonald’s to pay former CEO Don Thompson $3 million to serve as a consultant for…

By Courtney Connley

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Beware Toxic Employess

Five Tips for Handling Tough Workplace Personalities

How to use emotional intelligence with office peers

Learn how to not only deal with different personalities at work, but get along with…

By Jamie Harrison

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Corporate Board Diversity: How One Country is Making the Female Presence Mandatory

Germany implements a law that requires at least 30% female inclusion

Germany is the latest European country to set a law that requires a set percent…

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Women’s History Month: 5 Tips to Get What You’re Worth

Don't shortchange yourself from getting the best for your life

If you’re a professional woman, you won’t want to forget these four pivotal tips in…

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Black Women Left Behind in Employment Rise

National Women's Law Center reports joblessness gap

The unemployment rate has declined overall for women, but has increased for black women.

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4 Savvy Things Every Recruiter Must Do to Find Good Talent

Expert shares how recruiters and human resources professionals can find great talent effectively and efficiently.

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The 4 Cs of Being a Powerbroker

Skilled negotiator and business leader Harold W. Johnson II shares secrets

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A powerbroker is defined as “a person or group having the ability…

By Nicole Cober, Esq.

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Turning Tragedy into Triumph: Branding Expert Talks Importance of Owning Your Story

Natasha T Brown, founder of Think Brown Ink, overcame challenges to find success

After being wrongfully accused of trying to kill someone she loved, Natasha T Brown talks…

By Kandia Johnson

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‘Loving in the Grown Zone’: Authors Talk Healthy Relationships, Career Success and More

How Alfred Edmond Jr. and Zara Green took online chat and inspired a movement

Alfred Edmond, Jr. and Zara Green talk new book, creating healthy relationships and the start…

By Courtney Connley

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3 Ways to Escalate Career Development for Rookies

Use these strategies to get ahead

You’ve just started a career that you love. And while your education—and likely your charisma—helped you…

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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Black Women Who Work Night Shifts at Higher Risk for Diabetes

Working the night shift may be wearing on your health

A study published in Diabetologia used data from the Black Women’s Health Study to conclude that…

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Fashion Designer Laurie Underwood Talks Inspiration Behind Creating Wanda Grace

She began creating her own clothing at the age of nine

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At the age of nine, Laurie Underwood began designing and creating her own clothing. Focusing on…

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Yasmine Arrington Awards ScholarCHIPS to Youth of Incarcerated Parents

This college scholar inspires us to keep going

We first saw Yasmine Arrington at the BET Black Girls Rock taping in 2012. As…

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28-Year-Old Creates App that Lets You Take Back Text Messages

This savvy millennial is a lifesaver with her new venture

There have been ongoing programs and initiatives set in place to close the STEM gender…

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Women of Power: Most Powerful Corporate Women Talk the Value of Mentorship

Leading executives share insights on paying it forward

Five of the most powerful women in corporate America talk about the value of mentorship

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Day 1: Women of Power Summit Kicks Off in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Hundreds of professional and executives gather for three days of networking, inspiration and fun

The 2015 Women of Power Summit kicks off in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with hundreds of…

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On the Move: Health Care Service Corporation and Epic Records Announce New Executives

Maurice Smith heads Blue Cross and Blue Shied and Breyon Prescott heads Urban A&R at Epic

Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Epic Records add new names to their executive roster

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Women of Power: 8 Corporate America Execs Remember Community Impact

These power bosses pencil service into their executive schedules

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we celebrate eight high-ranking women in corporate America who…

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Deidre Jefferies Talks ‘Kingdom’, Shares Wealth with Fashion Designers

This rising designer talks her label and fashion's money resources

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Deidre Jefferies was born and raised in D.C. where she was inspired by the…

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Congresswoman Barbara Lee on Leadership and Standing Alone

She is not afraid to stand against the majority

Some of the most successful women in the world are women who are simply not…

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Women of Power: 3 African-American CEOs Leading in Corporate America

Three women make history in Corporate America

Though the numbers of female corporate executives remain low, these three women in corporate America…

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Women of Power: Five Black CFOs Calling the Shots in Corporate America

These power players help break the barriers in Corporate America

BlackEnterprise.com is always inspired by women who’ve defied gender roles and shattered the glass ceiling.…

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Sheer Bliss: Entrepreneur Opens Salon for Women Suffering Hair Loss

After suffering a traumatic hair loss, this businesswoman pursued her purpose

A lucky few know their calling before they can even spell their name, while some…

By Essence Gant

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8 Tips to Accelerate Your Climb Up the Corporate Ladder

With this strategy you can boost your chances to get the corner office you deserve

This strategy can help you boost your visibility and get the corner office you deserve.

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Ebony Editor-in-Chief Mitzi Miller Leaves Johnson Publishing Company

Award-winning journalist plans to pursue new ventures in television and film

Award-winning journalist Mitzi Miller steps down from her position as editor-in-chief of Ebony magazine

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Fashionista Invents New Shoe Accessory to Make Walking a Breeze

Walking is easier and more stylish, thanks to Tracey

Walking seems simple enough, right? You place one foot in front of the other and…

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Walmart CEO Announces Higher Wages for Employees

Entry wage will be increased to at least $9 per hour

On Thursday Feb. 19, Walmart President and CEO Doug McMillon made an exciting announcement in…

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Children’s Book Author Uses Black Characters to Fight Dentist Fear

Dr. Linda Sturrup makes the dentist fun in new book

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If you’re a parent who encourages early reading, you’ll absolutely love our…

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Leadership at Work: 3 Ways to Sharpen Your Communication Skills

These steps will help you enhance dialogue and listening skills

Use these strategies to enhance your dialogue in the workplace for leadership success.

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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Boss Habits: 5 Steps to Boost Your Executive Presence

Can you thrive in unpredictable circumstances? Relate to an audience? Learn how

Whether a manager, entry-level professional or budding entrepreneur, this strategy can help you enhance your…

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Mara Brock Akil Talks ‘Being Mary Jane’ and Saying Goodbye to ‘The Game’

Producer and writer says she feels blessed that 'The Game' is getting an ending

Television producer and writer Mara Brock Akil talks the new season of “Being Mary Jane”…

By Courtney Connley

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6 Kinds of Small Businesses That Don’t Qualify for Bank Loans

Do your research to find alternatives if starting one of these

Funding a new business is not something that most people can do on their own,…

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A Perfect Pair: The Role of Competence and Confidence in Business

Understanding this vital match will help boost your success

Don’t underestimate the necessity of this vital pair to your professional success.

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Denver Jury Grants Nearly $15 Million to Workers in Racial Discrimination Case

Black workers called "lazy, stupid Africans" by white supervisors and employees

A federal jury in Denver granted nearly $15 million to a group of warehouse workers…

By Courtney Connley

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A Winning Network: 3 Critical Relationships for Career Survival

These people will ensure your professional success can be sustained

As you climb the ladder, it’s vital to ensure you have established several critical relationships…

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Lucidity CEO Michele Gilliam Morrissey Talks Tips for Communicating Competence

Knowing how language and relatability correlate with your skills is vital

Michele Gilliam Morrissey, CEO of Lucidity, a corporate communications and consulting firm, shares strategies to…

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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Faith In Entertainment: Producer Holly Carter Talks Fusing Spirituality in Successful Career

Relevé CEO details purposeful path and working on shows including 'Preachers of LA'

CEO and founder of Relevé Entertainment discussing balancing her faith while producing hit realty series…

By Chanel Martin

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Why You Should Ditch Your Traditional Five-Year Career Plan

Three tips for developing a scalable strategy that works for you

As you grow, develop, acquire new skills, and stumble upon new dreams it is important…

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Setting Intentions: How to Get Your Desired Outcome

This four-step strategy will help you focus and see results

Check out this four-step strategy to produce the ideal outcome in any situation—from home to…

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[RECAP] CURLS Founder and CEO joins Black Enterprise for #BeBizCircle Twitter Chat

Mahisha Dellinger talks branding, business development, strategy and more

CURLS CEO Mahisha Dellinger offered advice via a Twitter chat with Black Enterprise Senior Editor…

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Serayah McNeill Dishes on Empire, Not Having ‘Assets’ and More

The Empire actress talks about her first big role

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FOX’s new series “Empire” is making a record splash in the network’s ratings. The drama, starring…

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Cool Jobs: Grammy Nominated Producer Talks Navigating His Way Through the Music Industry

Kelvin Wooten dishes on his experience working alongside some of the biggest names in music

Grammy nominated producer talks working with some of the biggest names in the music industry

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From Tech to Style: Web Developer Launches E-Commerce Fashion Retailer

ERIN/ANDERSON provides quality at an affordable price

There’s no doubt that millennial women are hustlers. Avonda Turner is the definition of a…

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Why Procrastination Hurts Your Performance

It's a choice you make, that postpones the opportunity to take action

Ever get a sinking feeling when you set out to complete a task—especially one that’s…

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Dr. Jackie on Married to Medicine, Sexual Health, Infertility and More

The celebrity Dr. and two-time cancer survivor gets candid

Dr. Jacqueline Walters, more commonly known as Dr. Jackie, is a board-certified OBGYN and cast…

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On the Move: UniWorld Group and Combs Enterprises Announce Promotions

Gregory Edwards, Melissa Davis, Matilda Ivey, and Kenny Burns gain executive seats

UniWorld Group, Inc. and Combs Enterprises announce new executive promotions.

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15 Quotes to Inspire Business Growth and Leadership

Here are some words of wisdom from top leaders

Whether you’re a small business owner, corporate executive or new employee climbing the corporate ladder,…

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Workplace Conflict Resolution: Two of the Most Useful Models

Try these strategies to best manage issues and diffuse problems in the office

Based on research, collaboration and accommodation play a major role in resolving conflict at work.…

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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Working in the Caribbean: Hospitality Professional Russell George Details Global Transitions

Industry vet talks expanding perception of Trinidad, hosting royalty and professional success

Russell George shares his early beginnings in tourism industry, hosting royalty, and what makes Trinidad…

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Job Search Success: 3 Résumé Myths Debunked

Executive recruiter offers tips for more success in getting a new gig

Deborah Manning, senior Partner of Human Resources Search Division at Lucas Group, a recruitment…

By Courtney Connley

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Infor CEO Talks Passion for Changing the Way People Work in Tech

Charles Phillips details career journey and tips for others to succeed in the industry

Infor CEO details where his interests in tech began and how we seeks to increase…

By Daron Pressley

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Journalist Mara Schiavocampo Talks Juggling Career Demands and Weight Loss

ABC News correspondent opens up about her journey to living a healthier lifestyle

Television journalist Mara Television journalist Mara Schiavocampo opens up about her weight- loss journey and…

By Courtney Connley

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Beyonce Puts on Chef Hat with Vegan Meal Delivery Service

The superstar expands brand with healthy eating

Beyoncé is always cooking up something new, and this time it’s actually food. The icon turned…

By Essence Gant

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10 Board Trends for Directors in 2015

Check out the issues that are top-of-mind for directors

Women Corporate Directors shares top 10 growing board trends for this year from their research.

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Ladies of Legacy: Myrlie Evers-Williams

The 2014 Award Recipient leaves Alcorn State to focus on Medgar & Myrlie Institute

Activist and author Myrlie Evers-Williams is a 2014 Black Enterprise Legacy Award recipient and history…

By Raqiyah Mays

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7 ‘Supa Dupa Fly’ Career Moves We Can Learn from Missy Elliott

Here are some of her bossiest moves, from her start to Super Bowl stardom

Top-selling, legendary music start Missy Elliott’s major career moves started well before the Super Bowl.…

By Essence Gant

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WIE Network Launches Kickstarter to Fund Women Empowerment Website

Organization seeks to provide online space for female professionals to gain inspiration

WIE Network launches Kickstarter campaign to fund new empowerment site for career women

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Chicago A Leader in Youth Joblessness

New report shows 91% of Chicago black male teens are unemployed

A report released Friday provides shocking statistics on Chicago’s unemployment rate. A Frayed Connection: Joblessness…

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Tameka Raymond Presents Multicity ‘Style Theory Tour’

VH1’s Celebrity Exes cast member to offer insider tips to industry professionals

Reality TV star and fashion stylist talks hosting tour for stylists, makeup artists, and fashion…

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Harriet Elizabeth Byrd Dies at 88

She was the first black woman in Wyoming legislature

Harriet Elizabeth “Liz” Byrd was the first black woman in Wyoming’s House and Senate (Jefferson Hardin…

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How To Get Hired…Even With A Few Employment Blemishes

4 tips to explain flaws in your employment history during a job interview

Whether it’s a layoff, termination or abrupt resignation, chances are you’ll have to face a…

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Part Two: Google SVP Reveals Top Resume Mistakes

The Google SVP answers common resume questions

After “The Biggest Mistakes I see on Resumes, and How to Correct Them“ received over…

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Part One: Google SVP Reveals Top Resume Mistakes

Laszlo Bock reveals big resume don'ts

Laszlo Bock, senior vice president of People Operations at Google, wrote a two-part feature on…

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Black Enterprise’s SVP Talks Don Thompson’s Legacy

Derek Dingle makes guest appearance on TV One to discuss McDonald's CEO and diversity

Senior Vice President/Editor-in-Chief of Black Enterprise magazine, Derek Dingle, talks Don Thompson’s legacy, on the…

By Courtney Connley

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McDonald’s CEO, Don Thompson, to Retire

Thompson to step down as head of the world's largest restaurant chain

Don Thompson to step down as CEO of McDonald’s

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25 Best Jobs in America for 2015

Glassdoor releases list which include 10 in the tech industry alone

Glassdoor has recently released a new report highlighting the 25 best jobs in America in…

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Star Jones Confirmed to Moderate Women of Power Summit Panel

President of Professional Diversity Network leading 'Masterful Moves' discussion

Star Jones is set to moderate a panel with industry leaders at Black Enterprise’s 2015…

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Five Steps to Own Your Dreams

Ona Brown, founder of World Impact Now shares how to turn vision into reality

Ona Brown, life coach and founder of World Impact Now (WIN), shares steps in order…

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TODAY: Join Actress Tasha Smith for Black Enterprise Twitter Chat with ABFF

'Empire' co-star talks coaching, life experiences and advancing in Hollywood

On the heels of her Twitter chat with Black Enterprise and ABFF, Tasha Smith talks…

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Women of Power Summit: Social Media 101 for Senior Professionals

Tech leader and panelist Angela Pitter shares the 5 tough truths and strategy

Social media isn’t just a playground for millennials. Check out tips from Angela Pitter, a…

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Hollywood Producer Stephanie Frederic Talks ‘Light Girls’ Documentary and Colorism within the Black Community

Producer says documentary shows grass isn't always greener on the other side

Producer Stephanie Frederic talks working on “Light Girls” documentary and the need to talk about…

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The Boss Moves of Martin Luther King Jr.

Take notes on the brave career moves of the most important Civil Rights leader in black history, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

What is your greatest memory of MLK?

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6 Things You Should be Doing While You’re Unemployed

Unemployed? Don’t wait for things to happen, get out and make them happen

Regardless if you’re a recent graduate looking to begin a new career or a seasoned…

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Success Today: My Message to Millennials

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

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

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Kamala Harris Announces U.S. Senate Bid

Harris launches campaign for Senate seat

California’s state attorney general, Kamala Harris, announces her bid to run for U.S. Senator

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Black Enterprise Releases Top 40 Best Companies for Diversity List

Publication unveils top enterprises nurturing inclusion at Wall Street Project Economic Summit

Black Enterprise reveals the top companies that successfully embrace inclusion and diversity.

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First Black Woman Fire Chief Retires After 30 Years

First black fire chief retires after managing 35 stations

Rosemary R. Cloud, the first ever black woman fire chief in the United States, is…

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Business of Beauty: Natural Hair Stylist Darrius Peace Talks ‘My Hair Ain’t Nappy’ Movement

Professionally licensed natural hairstylist shares catering to popular niche

Natural hair stylist Darrius Peace discusses his “My Hair Ain’t Nappy Movement” and shares his…

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From “No” To “Yes”: Making Rejection Work For Your Business Ideas

Here are five actions you can take when you feel like giving up

In August of 2013 I was scrambling. I’d lost my blogging job and needed to…

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Keep Your Health Resolutions With Eight Fitness Entrepreneurs on Instagram

Follow these health gurus on your fitness journey

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If you vowed to exercise more and make healthier choices this new year, then…

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[Infographic] 13 Tips for Happiness in the Workplace

What does it really take to be happy at work?

In a study by Happify, only 47% Americans reported being satisfied with their job. Men…

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New Year,New You: The Best Jobs For Your Personality Type

How to find a suitable career for your personality

There are some of us who decide on a career path very early in life.…

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The Oprah Effect: 5 Superstar Careers that Benefitted from Queen Oprah’s Touch

Oprah's co-sign made these experts into household names

There’s no denying the power of Oprah Winfrey. The Queen of Talk, worth a reported…

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Supermodel Jourdan Dunn Makes British Vogue’s First Black Cover Girl in 12 Years

Jourdan Dunn's latest feat may further confirm fashion's bias

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British Vogue’s halted white streak may be a cause for celebration or a slap in the…

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ESSENCE Magazine Makes History with Faceless Cover

Essence magazine starts new movement and unveils historic cover

Essence magazine is going a different route for its February ’15 issue and making history…

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Skin, Mind, Body Essentials CEO on EcoPreneurship and Marketing “Green” Beauty

Learn the business of healthy beauty from this EcoPreneur

It makes perfect sense that Lake Louise would one day become an eco-conscious teacher and CEO. After all,…

By Essence Gant

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5 Seeds to Sow and Reap Big in 2015

If you want different results, you must plant different seeds

Have you ever read a book and received a profound take away? What about watching…

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Ollie Tyler First Black Woman Mayor of Shreveport

After surviving domestic abuse, she becomes Shreveport's first black woman mayor

Shreveport, Louisiana made history as the city swore in Ollie Tyler, their first ever black…

By Essence Gant

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Get Connected in the New Year: 5 Professional Networks for Black Women

Get connected and better your career in the new year

Network, network, network. It’s probably one of the most said words among professionals. Whether you’re on…

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Shirley Ann Jackson Highest Paid College President

This college president's earnings may make you consider switching professions

Women may make up only 26% of college presidents, but we lead the list of…

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Cool Jobs: Agency for Artists CEO Talks Building a Respectable Brand in Entertainment

Businesswoman Heather Lowery offers tips on finding success in the entertainment industry

Boutique talent firm CEO, Heather Lowery, talks working her way from the bottom up in…

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Houston Hip Hop Pioneer Bun B Expands Business Portfolio

The "Big Pimpin" rapper is an entrepreneur and businessman with an impressive career resume

Houston is synonymous with Bun B. Any hip hop enthusiast knows that Houston’s reputation on…

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CEO Tricia Clarke-Stone Talks Russell Simmons, Utilizing Emotion in the Workplace and More

The CEO gives the in on her new company and shares boss moves for career women

Fashion tycoon and business icon Diane von Fürstenberg once said, “The success of every single…

By Essence Gant

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T.J. Holmes Joins ABC News Team

Holmes will serve as co-anchor for two of the network's news shows

T.J. Holmes to join ABC News as co-anchor of “America This Morning” and “World News…

By Courtney Connley

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Hate Your Job? Quit…But Not Before You Read This

Check out these five tips before making your decision

Per a Gallup report released on October 10, 2013, there are way more unhappy people…

By Monica Cost

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Cool Jobs: Sandals Resorts Executive Leadership Experience with Hospitality

With more than 25 years experience, Wayne Cummings details global career catering to diverse consumers

As the director of business processes and administration for Sandals Resorts International, Wayne Cummings details…

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New Year, New You: 6 Tips to Work Smarter, Not Harder

Learn to do better in time management and productivity with these tips

Next year should be about working smarter to reach your goals. Here’s how.

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Women of Power Summit: Angela Pitter, Dr. Dorothy Terrell and Dara Richardson-Heron Confirmed Panelists

Three more dynamic power women are added to the lineup

Black Enterprise announced the addition of three new confirmed honorees at the 2015 Women of…

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Study: Americans’ Confidence in the Job Market Is Highest Since Start of the Recession

Confidence level in employment returns to pre-recession days

Results from a recent Gallup poll show that Americans’ confidence in the job market has…

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Skincare Entrepreneur Whips Up Products Good for the ‘Sol’

Shakyna Bolden is on the pursuit of a life filled with passion and purpose

Sometimes a leap of faith can be exactly the spark that’s needed for your next…

By Kimberly Wilson

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From 1999 Cover Subjects: 3 Hip-Hop Business Leaders and Where They Are Now

20 years later, these music executives are still on top of their game

In the December 1999 issue of Black Enterprise, these three hip-hop moguls were featured as…

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Gallup: Employees Favor Men Bosses, Though Women Prove Better

Do you prefer a male or female boss?

In 1953, 66% of Americans preferred working for a male boss, only 5% preferred working…

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Solange Made New Face of Eleven Paris

Solange expands brand with ELEVENPARIS

Another day, another deal for music’s ultimate cool girl Solange. Before the buzz surrounding her latest Puma collection…

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On the Move: BET Networks and Sanders/Wingo Agency Announce New Promotions

Stephen Hill of BET and Leslie Wingo of Sanders/Wingo receive new job titles

BET Networks and Sanders/Wingo advertising agency announce new executive promotions

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17 Black Women in Elective Office

Get to know these women in Congress

It’s no secret that politics is a man’s world, but the current 113th Congress holds a record…

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Ladies of Legacy: Nikki Giovanni

'Princess of Poetry,' Nikki Giovanni, uses her words to teach, empower, and heal

Black Enterprise’s 2008 Legacy Award recipient Nikki Giovanni fights against injustice using poetry.

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Quality Connections: How to Use Social Media to Advance Your Professional Brand

Women of Power Summit panelist Lauren "LC" Johnson talks using platform to boost careers

Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit panelist LC Johnson teaches women how to brand themselves…

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HerAgenda Founder and Karen Civil Share their Business Motivation

Two young leaders talked business innovation and motivation at AlleyNYC

Heragenda.com founder Rhonesha Byng and Karen Civil sat down at AlleyNYC for a discussion on…

By Cristie Leondis

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6 Perfect Work-From-Home Jobs for Family-Focused Women

Have the best of both worlds with these stay-at-home jobs

These jobs are ideal for family-focused women and stay-at-home moms who want to maximize time…

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The Tech Skills That Got People Hired In 2014

From data mining to user interface design, Linked In research reveals advantageous qualifications

Tech skills dominated LinkedIn’s end-of-year list of skills in demand, ranging from data mining to…

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14 Most Talked About Career Moves of 2014

The top boss moves that made headline news

With 2014 coming to a close, we’ve rounded up a list of the most talked…

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Remembering 7 Women Who Paved the Way

Trailblazers who expanded our career dreams

Thanks to our audacious foremothers, women can now realize any and every career they’ve ever dreamed of. Whether we find our…

By Essence Gant

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COOL JOBS: Bed-Vyne Wine Founders Talk Nelson Mandela, Tasting Tips And Branding

The classy winery helps the community in numerous ways

The interesting founders of Brooklyn’s Bed-Vyne Wine talk about their legacy within the Bed-Stuy area,…

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Do Your Career Resolutions Pack a Punch?

Follow these 3 strategies to get ahead of the game for 2015

Do your career resolutions inspire you to get up early or stay up to achieve…

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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Two Young and Powerful Lawyers Are Successfully Building Their Firm

Donte Mills and Lennon Edwards provide advice for young lawyers

Donte Mills and Lennon Edwards provide advice for young lawyers, and tell us how they…

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Expat Life: Young Professional Relocates Family from Atlanta to Abu Dhabi

The Founder of The Global Gazette moved so her husband could fulfill his career dream

Thinking of relocating overseas? Then consider this family’s relocation tips.
Tamara Clark, Founder of The Global…

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The Brand Audition: Casting Your Business For Center Stage

7 tips to help business owners run the show

Here are seven tips to cast your business to center stage:
1. Show Up (On Time)
Well,…

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EY seeks exceptional women entrepreneurs for its 2014 Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ Program

Four Funding Sources for Women

Going back to school or starting a business may be more realistic than you think

The average cost of a college education and starting a business is $30,000, according to College…

By Essence Gant

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From Prison to Purpose: 3 Steps to Owning Your Power

Find the key to unlock the door of determination and encouragement

Entrepreneur Lucinda Cross details how prison taught her valuable lessons about the human spirit and…

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African Twin Designers Talk Business and Reveal New Collection

Twin designers talk career and show off new collection

You probably recognize Chantelle and Danielle from our BE Holiday Gift Guide: Part One. The identical…

By Essence Gant

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The 10 Most Dangerous Jobs in America

Would you risk your life for a job?

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While the on-the-job fatality rate has been on the decline since 2012, certain occupations…

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TechWomen 2014: Providing Women with STEM Career Opportunities

The program helps those across Africa and the Middle East

The following is a feature by Innov8tiv.com‘s Milicent Atieno:
Started back in 2011, TechWomen is part…

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4 Steps to Developing Solid Business Relationships

Use this strategy to create a network that is long-standing and lucrative

This strategy will ensure your relationships are lucrative, longstanding and not a flash in the…

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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3 Ways to Separate Work From Personal on Your Mobile Device

Try these tips to avoid messy fallout or conflicts of interest

Take heed to these tips as to avoid messy mishaps, conflicts of interest or embarrassing…

By Kandia Johnson

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Where Are They Now: 7 Powerful Business Leaders Who Changed the Game

Find out what these 'Future Leaders to Watch' of 1995 are up to today

Find out where these top “25 Future Leaders to Watch” are today. Were predictions correct?

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Keke Taught Us: 7 Power Moves We Can All Learn From the Young Star

The multi-talented celebrity proves she's just as bright as she is beautiful

Big star Keke Palmer has been getting much attention lately, and rightfully so. The actress…

By Essence Gant

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Famous Boss Women Paying It Forward

These 5 celebrity women make time to give back

No longer is the word “boss” strictly used to reference one’s higher up in the workplace. Pop…

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National Association of Broadcasters Inducts Shonda Rhimes into Hall of Fame

Rhimes to be recognized for her contributions to entertainment programming on television

Shonda Rhimes to be inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters 2015 Hall of Fame

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Business Titan and Innovator William Mays Dies at 69

The "King of Chemicals" built one of the largest minority-owned companies

Business titan William Mays died on Dec. 4 at age 69 in Indianapolis. He leaves…

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On The Move: James Mitchell, Jr. Joins Rock Creek; Michelle Lee Heads Wells Fargo East Coast Community

Lee becomes highest ranking African American community banking executive

James Mitchell, Jr appointed managing director at Rock Creek and Michelle Lee named new head…

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10th Women of Power Summit Most Successful of All Time

Last week, Black Enterprise’s 10th Women of Power Summit, hosted by State Farm in Ft.…

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Women of Power: How to Make a Vision Board

Vision Boards are a powerful way to manifest dreams and goals in life. So the…

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