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#FridayReads: Learn To Perform Better From A Record-Breaking Broadway Star

#FridayReads: learn to perform better from “My Pride” by Alton Fitzgerald White and his record-breaking…

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5 Success Strategies from the Most Powerful Man in Tech

Microsoft's chairman of the board offers sound advice

During our recent Silicon Valley-based TechConneXt Summit 3.0, I gained the rare opportunity to interview…

By Derek T. Dingle

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As If We Didn’t Have Enough To Deal With, Black Executives Demoted More

Research shows that African American professionals are lagging behind when it comes to promotions and pay

Research shows that black executives lag behind when it comes to promotions and pay, and…

By Alisa Gumbs

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Your Coworkers Are Not Your Friends…But Maybe They Should Be

Even though workplace friendships can be difficult, research proves they're good for our health, happiness, and productivity

Even though being friends with your coworkers can be difficult, research proves it’s good for…

By Alisa Gumbs

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Your Coworkers Are Not Your Friends

"When people reveal themselves, believe them”

The goal for most individuals at work is advancement. How do you achieve that? It’s…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Nicole Roberts Jones on ‘Finding Your Fierce’

The career coach offers tips from her new book on how to find and align your passion and purpose for profit

Nicole Roberts Jones is on a mission to bring out the best in each woman.…

By Lisa Fraser

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time management

Learn the Art of Effectively Mastering Time Management in 4 Steps

Mastering time management can set you apart from your competitors. Become a master by practicing these four time management tips daily

Mastering time management can set you apart from your competitors. Become a master by practicing…

By Cameka Smith

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home

7 Tips To Help You Stay On Task When You Work From Home

You must stay focused, especially when you work remotely

While it’s not always easy to stay on task — even when you’re working on…

By Selena Hill

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week

Has Racism in the Workplace Increased Since Donald Trump Became President? This Black Executive Notices a Difference

Sheree Franklin answers a letter from a man that has noticed the shift in the attitudes and behaviors of his white peers while in professional settings since the election of President Trump

Following the election of President Trump, increased racial tension could be felt across the U.S.…

By Sheree Franklin-Hill

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say no

It’s Not Them, It’s You: 5 Effective Ways to Say No

Nearly every time you say yes to someone’s request, you’re saying no to yourself

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Raise your hand if you can’t say no without feeling guilty. Well here’s…

By Kandia Johnson

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public relations tips

5 Tips From Public Relations Pros That Will Elevate Your Career

Use these transferable skills in any corporate space, regardless of your industry or level of experience

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Public relations is about putting the best foot and the best face of…

By Lisa Fraser

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career lessons

Career Protection 101: Lessons From the Trump Trainwreck

If you find yourself in an unethical workplace, keep these three tips in mind

By now, it’s become abundantly clear this train wreck of a presidency is tumbling down.…

By Dr. Avis

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career advice

5 Career Advice Myths You Need to Dismiss

Let go of these to further your career

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When professionals face challenges along their career journey, they tend to solicit advice…

By Nicole K. Webb

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Work Smarter, Not Harder: 4 Ways to Slay Your Day

Efficiency pays off

Self-awareness is key to slaying your goals. What are your top three daily priorities? What…

By Kandia Johnson

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Laila Ali

Laila Ali Let’s Work Ethic, Not Legacy, Dictate Her Success (Exclusive)

'I have a work ethic where I have really high expectations of myself,' says Ali

I think when you can be authentic and you can be unguarded, you have a…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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6 Strategies to Negotiate a Pay Raise with Confidence

Go get that money!

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Ready to approach your employer about a pay raise? “Keep in mind that…

By Kandia Johnson

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Stop Killing Your Book Sales! 7 Common Mistakes Self-Published Authors Should Avoid

Yes, you can make money as an author

Many writers, especially entrepreneurs, have turned to self-publishing as an option to get their books…

By Cameka Smith

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Advertising Titan Carol Williams Offers Solid Career Advice

Let her words and work inspire you to never give up, when it comes to following your passion

Advertising titan Carol H. Williams was recently inducted into the American Advertising Hall of Fame,…

By Lisa Fraser

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Farewell

5 Career Gems That Obama Dropped at the University of Chicago

During Barack Obama's first public appearance since leaving office, he shared great advice that applies to us all

Obama also shared great career advice with the students that applies to us all, no…

By Selena Hill

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Network

So You Say You Want to Network! Here Are a Few Things to Remember

The ability to network is one of the most crucial skills any entrepreneur can have. So make sure you are making the most of your networking experiences

There are many different types of networking events. Some are strictly business related, some are…

By Cameka Smith

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How To

Apply to More Than 50 HBCUs at Once With the Common Black College Application

Students can apply to 52 of the more than 100 HBCUs by completing just one…

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Password Protect Your Flash Drive In Two Simple Steps

Flash drives, thumb drives, USB sticks: whatever you want to call them, they’re more than…

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