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

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

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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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to-do list

Conquer the Chaos! 9 Steps to Tackle Your To-do List with Ease [Part 1]

There always seems to be so much to do and not enough time to do it. Follow these steps to conquer the chaos in your life and get your to-do list done

In this two-part blog, I will share nine steps you can take now to conquer…

By Cameka Smith

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commute

How to Get Work Done During Your Commute

Your morning commute is the perfect time to prep for a productive day at work

Don’t despair – whether you’re taking public transportation, driving, or even riding your bike, commute…

By Black Enterprise

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Headshots

Save Money: Nine Tips for Better Headshots

You want to look your best in a professional shot

Here are some basic photography tips I learned from taking classes and working as a…

By Black Enterprise

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mindsets

Focus on These 4 Successful Mindsets to Rise to the Top

Successful people share these four mindsets, so work on developing your own to achieve success

When it comes to rising to the top, talent, skills, and passion are just part…

By Selena Hill

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business masterminds

5 Gems From Black Business Masterminds That Will Hugely Impact Your Career

Here's what you missed at the Black Business Student Association Elevate Conference

The best and brightest business masterminds dropped gems about advancing diversity in leadership during the…

By Charlene Rhinehart

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four skills

The Four “A’s” That Impact Your Career Advancement

Don't get overlooked for opportunities because you lack the characteristics needed to seal the deal

Learn more about the four “A’s” that will help ensure your personal characteristics are not…

By Nicole K. Webb

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Carol H. Williams

Carol H. Williams is Inducted Into the American Advertising Federation’s Hall of Fame

The advertising titan is the first black female executive and creative to be given this honor

Visionary advertising veteran, Carol H. Williams, will be inducted into the American Advertising Federation’s Hall…

By Lisa Fraser

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skills

The Skills You Need to Avoid Career Death

Here's how to keep your career alive in the digital age

See why all workers must learn and embrace digital skills for their brand in order…

By Monica Carter Tagore

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change

“The only woman in the room” & how to change that by 2186

With passionate voices working every day to redefine the standard for gender equality, I believe…

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manage

Ask Sheree: How to Manage an Overload of Work

It is very common for a busy professional to feel overwhelmed with their job commitments…

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