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Celebrity Hairstylist Kim Kimble Talks the Challenges of Entrepreneurship and Season 4 of ‘LA Hair’

Celebrity Hairstylist Kim Kimble talks the challenges of entrepreneurship and the new season of ‘LA…

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Cool Jobs: Meet Comedienne Diona Reasonover

TBS' up and coming female comic is more than just a funny girl

Up and coming female comic, Dione Reasonover, is more than just a funny girl.

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Cool Jobs: Meet Wine Director, Lee Campbell

Wine stewart curates lists at some of Brooklyn's most popular restaurants

Female wine stewart, Lee Campbell, is known for curating lists at some of Brooklyn’s most…

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Female NASCAR Engineer Promotes Education

Latina, Alba Colon, motivates youth to pursue their dreams and keep going

Alba Colon, female Latina NASCAR engineer motivates youth to pursue their dreams.

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Paying It Forward: How One Doctor Uses Children’s Books to Promote Science Careers

Dr. Oneeka Williams made a childhood dream reality, inspiring other girls of color around the world

Dr. Oneeka Williams took a childhood dream of pursuing science to become a doctor and…

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Cool Jobs: Entertainment Attorney Julian Petty Talks Going from Intern to Law Firm Partner

Petty opens up about managing the legal affairs of today's top artists and brands

Entertainment attorney Julian Petty talks working with today’s top celebrities and his career path to…

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5 Cool U.S. Army Career Paths

Discover your dream job in the US Army

The U.S. Army gives you a great opportunity to get on-the-job training and try different…

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Cool Jobs: Executive Julius Erving, Jr. Talks Expanding His Portfolio Beyond Music

Erving talks music, tech investments and new school supply line

Music executive J. Erving talks expanding his business portfolio.

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Cool Jobs: How Global Actress and Author Esosa E Paves Her Own Lane in a Creative Career

'An African City' star talks second season, new book and nontraditional path to professional fulfillment

‘An African City’ actress Esosa E talks about how she got her start in Hollywood…

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Leap of Faith: How a Teen Ballerina Landed Dream Job at Dance Theatre of Harlem

Ingrid Silva looks back at taking a chance to leave her Brazilian home for career advancement

Ingrid Silva left Brazil at 18 yrs.old to pursue career as ballet dancer and landed…

By Kandia Johnson

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Cool Jobs: Radio Show Producer Talks Working for the Steve Harvey Morning Show

Monica Barnes talks landing a job with one of the hardest working men in entertainment

Steve Harvey Morning Show producer, Monica T. Barnes, talks landing a job with Harvey and…

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Broccoli City Founder Talks Using the Arts to Make Healthy Living Cool

Advertising professional Brandon McEachern details journey in advocacy for urban communities

Broccoli City founder talks creating a festival that uses culture and the arts to inform…

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Cool Jobs: Kenny Burns Talks Revolt TV, Working with Diddy and Being the ‘Lifestyle Specialist’

Burns opens up about his career path to becoming an industry influencer

Known as the “lifestyle specialist” Kenny Burns talks about his start in the music business…

By Courtney Connley

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Goodbye Corporate, Hello Cupcakes: Entrepreneur’s Life is as Sweet as It Looks

Chef and cupcake stylist Trina Monique talks changing lanes in business

Chef Trina Monique talks going from corporate life to the cupcake industry.

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Cool Jobs: ‘Funny Girls’ Comedian is More Than Just a Laugh

Calise Hawkins talks her comedic growth, her role in the docuseries, and motherhood

35-year-old Calise Hawkins of Oxygen’s new docu-series Funny Girls, talks show, comedic growth and motherhood.

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Leading Through the Vines: Meet Wine Power Brokers Robin and Andréa McBride

Andréa and Robin McBride talk working as sisters in a luxe global partnership

Imagination and creativity led the way for Andréa and Robin McBride, sisters and business partners…

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Cool Jobs: Ericka Pittman Talks Career Lessons from Diddy and Being a Power Woman in Business

Pittman says working for Diddy has made her feel like anything is possible

Power woman Ericka Pittman talks career lessons from Diddy and being a boss woman in…

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Laughing All The Way To The Bank: Comedian Bruce-Bruce Takes Centerstage

How a great sense of humor can lead to a fulfilling career

TV host and film actor shares the keys to following your purpose and making a…

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Cool Jobs: ‘Funny Girls’ Comedian Talks the Power of the Female Funny Bone

Yamaneika Saunders on early pursuit of stand-up success and TV roles for black women

Oxygen’s “Funny Girls,” a series premiering April 7, is providing another platform for women to…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Boss Moves: Publisher and Power Woman Mecca Moore on Evolving to ‘Think Pynk’

Co-founder of platform for 'pretty, provocative' females details her passion for girl power

Mecca Moore believes in the power of female ingenuity. As co-founder of ThinkPynk.com (Pynk Magazine),…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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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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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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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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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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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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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[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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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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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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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…

By Courtney Connley

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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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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…

By Kimberly Wilson

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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…

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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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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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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…

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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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Behind the Lens with Celebrity Photographer Drexina Nelson

She's shot everyone from Ludacris to RHOA breakout star Nene Leakes

Celebrity photographer Drexina Nelson shares how to create a successful business in the arts, plus…

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Cool Jobs: Charlamagne Tha God Talks Finding His Voice And Successful Career Transitions

Power 105.1's notorious host talks expanding his brand and advice for up-and-comers

Outspoken radio personality Charlamagne Tha God details his rise through the ranks in radio and…

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Cool Jobs: HGTV Realtor Talks Taking Her Business International

Christian Ross details how she's become a trusted leader in the housing market

Young real estate agent talks taking her business beyond the Atlanta area and into international…

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Cool Jobs: Young Marketing Exec Shares Career Journey and Excitement of Innovation

Rashad Drakeford of Revolt is on his way to becoming one of industries top leaders

With an impressive career resume Rashad Drakeford is on his way to becoming one of…

By Kimberly Wilson

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How One Woman Found Global Success in a Male-Dominated Industry

Tasha Bleu offers tips for succeeding in men's fashion and photography industries

With a recent feature in Nike Shanghai, Bleu joins the tribes of creative thought leaders…

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Dashon Goldson: Running the Route with Entrepreneurship

'I think it’s important to be passionate about your pursuits'

Tampa Bay Buccaneer, Dashon Goldson, is, by day, an NFL safety, while off the field,…

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Sherrie Young is Making Sure Literacy is Not Lost on the Youth

'I enjoy creating fun activities that will get people excited about reading'

Director of Marketing and Special Projects for the National Book Foundation, Sherrie Young, speaks to…

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Hyundai Honors Influential Women in Atlanta Who Inspire Their Community

Their achievements and smart decisions make a name for them in their communities

The Hyundai campaign celebrates the lives and accomplishments of everyday women, who are living life…

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Celebrity Chef Jerome Brown Dishes On Culinary Leadership

Culinary professional is internationally acclaimed for his one-of-a-kind creations

Culinary professional Chef Rome details his career journey and shares lessons learned while cooking for…

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Gerard Barrett is Creating Wealth Through Preparation and Opportunity

'Every deal offers a creative outlet and allows me to bring my artistic passions and business acumen to life'

Gerard Barrett, Founder and Managing Principal of PrimeLerner Companies, speaks about his passion for real…

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Cool Jobs: Converse Exec Talks Recruitment and Career Strategy

Rodney Pratt, vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary details journey

Rodney Pratt, vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary at Converse, shares sage advice for…

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Cool Jobs: BET’s Ken Gibbs Jr. Talks Innovation and the End Of the Internet

Director of OnTV operations breaks down future of the Web

Ken Gibbs, Jr., BET’s director of OnTV operations, talks about the web, being innovative, and…

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Cool Jobs: Television Executive Micheline Bowman Balances Career and Side Hustle

Industry vet meshes passion for communications and connecting professionals

Fox News’ Micheline Bowman has more than 15 years experience in television and has a…

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Mitzi Miller: Jets to Uplift and Enhance the Ebony Brand

Editor-in-chief talks plans to keep legacy alive for next generations

Ebony magazine’s editor-in-chief, Mitzi Miller, explains what led her to journalism and plans to keep…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Cool Jobs: Gianni Lee Emboldens ‘New Philly’ and Champions AFROPUNK

The genius behind Babylon Cartel shares his origin

Philadelphia’s own Gianni Lee, named after the fashion legend, chats with Black Enterprise about his…

By Kevin L. Clark (@KevitoClark)

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Femi Allen Wasserman: Fantasy Sports Isn’t Just for Men

'I stay passionate and focused because I really enjoy the feeling of a job well done'

Femi Allen Wasserman, vice-president of communications of DraftKings, talks being a black female executive in…

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Cool Jobs: Quinta B Talks Comedy Influences and Digital Impact

This Web celebrity has a huge future ahead of her, and here's why

Web sensation and comedian Quinta B talks horrible dates, digital engagement and how the Internet…

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Eric Roberson: The Business of Making Music

'How you execute is how you will be rewarded'

Music Veteran, Eric Roberson, makes it his business to make good music as he releases…

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From Homeless to Motivator: How One Man Turned His Story Into National Inspiration

'We’re so good at destruction, I want to make constructing cool again'

Motivational Speaker, Rob Hill. Sr. has been homeless and has turned his struggles into inspiration…

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Careers in Demand: Two Young CPAs Who Started Early Share Advice

An overview of career options in personal finance

Robyn Fuller and Ashley Johnson began their journey toward becoming certified public accountants while still…

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Cool Jobs: Meteorologist Somara Theodore Talks STEM & Storm Watching

Media personality details importance of mentorship and advice for young professionals

WJCL’s resident scientist, Somara Theodore, speaks with Black Enterprise about being a successful TV meteorologist…

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Power Women of the Diaspora: Celebrity Makeup Artist Talks Using Tragedy to Fuel Purpose

Eryca Freemantle helps brands diversify their beauty industry options

How Eryca Freemantle turned tragedy into triumph via her cosmetics career helping brands diversify their…

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Cool Jobs: Bravo TV’s Todd Tucker Talks Boss Moves Up Front and Behind the Scenes

Entrepreneur discusses his rise through the ranks, tips for young professionals

Todd Tucker, TV production exec and star on Bravo TV’s Real Housewives of Atlanta, shares…

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Cool Jobs: Comic Illustrator Talks Art and Race in the World of Superheroes

Afua Richardson brings her life's experiences to each stroke of the pen

Afua Richardson is one of the talents of color making a name for herself in…

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From Beauty Guru to Filmmaker: One Young Woman’s Savvy Journey to National TV

Kimberly Walker rebounded from a loss to having her screenplay, "Comeback Dad" debut on Uptv

Beauty-guru-turned-filmmaker Kimberly Walker rebounded from a loss to having her screenplay, “Comeback Dad” debut on…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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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Love Netflix? Get Paid To Watch It

Making a living watching movies may seem like a dream job, but it's more important than you think

Netflix is offering a position where you’ll be watching movies all day while tagging the…

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Dr. Barry Jordan Talks Merging His Love of Sports and Medicine to Practice Neurology

Interests in traumatic brain injury came through involvement with boxing and football

Dr. Barry Jordan, chief Medical Officer of the New York State Athletic Commission discusses career…

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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…

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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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Follow the Lita: How One Bodybuilder is Living Her Dream

Fitness expert and motivator says, 'I must continue to build with integrity'

Lita Lewis, fitness trainer and motivator, talks how she got started in body building and…

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Laz Alonzo Talks Career Journey and Power of Working for Free

Actor talks Wall Street and sacrificing to pursue passion for acting

On the second day of the Baltimore African American Festival, Laz Alonzo talks with Kwame…

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Cool Jobs: Reality TV King Talks Producing Hit Shows for VH1 & Bravo

Carlos King stays on top of his game, expanding brand with own company

Carlos King has worked on shows including the “Real Housewives” franchise and “Love & Hip-Hop.”…

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Top 5 Cool Jobs for the Travel Lover

If you like employment that includes jet-setting, this is for you

If you love adventure and never staying in one spot for a long time, these…

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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…

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Cool Jobs: Centric TV VP Talks Working in the Wild World of Entertainment

Jon Marc Sandifer went from humble beginnings to network success

From humble beginnings at a public access channel, Jon Marc Sandier has risen to the…

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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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Top 5 Cool Jobs for Seniors and Retirees

For Boomers who want more than the sedentary, here are a few interesting options

If your over age 55 and looking for a cool job that’s beyond the sedentary,…

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Top 5 Cool Jobs for the Free-Spirited

If you fancy flexibility but still must pay the bills, these options are for you

Some of us like to live a life unconfined and full of flexibility. Here are…

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Top 5 Cool Jobs for Social Media Fanatics

These options are perfect for the Web savvy

If you love being on the Web and have a knack for social media, these…

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Top 5 Cool Jobs for Extroverts

Check out these top options for employment

If you’re an extrovert, these are the perfect fit for you.

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Top 5 Cool Jobs Perfect for Introverts

If you're more inclined to work 'inward,' these options are worth exploring

If you’re an introvert, these cool jobs are perfect for you.

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Cool Jobs: Stuntman Talks Dangers & Rewards Working in the Shadows

Clay Fontenot details what it takes to be a Hollywood success

What do Denzel Washington, Wesley Snipes and Jamie Foxx have in common? Clay Donahue, one…

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Maya Angelou: Top 10 Boss Moves of a Global Renaissance Woman

Novelist, actress and educator laid the groundwork for female bosses of color around the world

Remembering her legacy, here are the top 10 most daring and inspiring career moments of…

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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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Nicole Chaplin: From Marketing Celebrities to Training Them

Celebrity fitness professional: 'I am a motivator above all things'

Author and celebrity trainer discusses her career change from marketing professional to world of fitness.

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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…

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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…

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Cool Jobs: Van Adams’ Mix of Sports, STEM and Business a Recipe for Success

Leader talks male-dominated industry and how to play to win

We have good news for you. You can have a cool career and make a…

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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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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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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…

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Women of Power: Macy’s Shawn Outler Talks Retail Industry Boss Moves Beyond the Sales Floor

Executive shares how women of color can leverage diversity of opportunities

Shawn Outler, a group vice president at Macy’s, shares her career journey and how women…

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Grooming Entrepreneur Talks Transition from Helming Corporate Brands to Brand of His Own

Michael James gives leadership advice for young men of color

Entrepreneur Michael James, of Frederick Benjamin Grooming, details golden nuggets of business success only learned…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Cool Jobs: Music Manager FlyKix, the Man Behind Trindad James

A thriving businessman, music manager talks fashion and career path

Fly, the man responsible for Trinidad James and Rich Homie Quan, shares how music and…

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Cool Jobs: ‘Branding Queen’ Talks Creative Career Path and Juggling Entrepreneurship with Day Job

Tola Lawal, founder of SixOne7Creative makes it happen

Tola Lawal, who has worked behind the scenes for brands including BET and Blue Flame,…

By Kimberly Wilson

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Hill Harper Sheds Light on Life Beyond the Big Screen

This power influencer is more than just an actor

From Harvard to Hollywood, Hill Harper has used his intellect and passion for taking on…

By Amber McKynzie

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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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Cool Jobs: Global Events Entrepreneur Talks Taking International Weddings to the Next Level

Lisa Jones, founder of Worldwide Group Travel brings decades of experience and service

Lisa Jones, founder of Worldwide Group Travel, talks expanding into self-employment and the booming business…

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Cool Jobs: Former Marketing Executive Launches the Ultimate Beauty Arsenal

Entrepreneur took experience working with moguls like Russell Simmons to thrive in self-employment

Founder and CEO of COCOTIQUE talks transiting from marketing career into beauty industry entrepreneur.

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Cool Jobs: Twin Educators Talk Balancing Career and Passion for the Business of Art

Sharon and Karen Mackey prove that anyone can re-pave and reinvent professional paths

Sharon Mackey and Karen Mackey, founders, Mackey Twins Art Gallery (Image: Mackey Twins Art Gallery)
We…

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Cool Jobs: Twin Artists Talk Synergy in Making a Living with a Brush

Jerry and Terry Lynn have unbreakable bond--whether separate or together

Twin artists Jerry and Terry Lynn talk professional synergy, choosing their calling and advice for…

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Cool Jobs: Young Activist Inspires Next Generation of Global Leaders

The Give 1 Project is a global organization that aims to engage young people as leaders in creating and building strong and healthy communities

Niang, since living and working in the United States has explored an extensive political background…

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Cool Jobs: Former Hollywood Exec Makes Dream of a Global Women’s Network a Reality

Dee Poku talks global experiences and creating a female empowerment platform

Dee Poku left a successful career as a Hollywood studio executive to co-found WIE Network,…

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Cool Jobs: PR Powerhouse Shante Bacon on Hollywood Success and Dispelling ‘Power Woman’ Myths

Co-founder of 135th Street Agency continues to push boundaries

Shante Bacon has played an enormous role in building some of the most popular mainstream…

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From Passion to Profits: Leopold Vasquez’s ‘The Sound of Art’

Leopold Vasquez is an art lover who has turned his passion into an eclectic career with the Sound of Art.

Website that seeks to be a matchmaker of sorts with people and art.

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Month of the Man: Luxury Shoe Artisan Talks Reviving an Old Trade

Self-taught, Theodore Green enjoys offering the customized experience

Shoe cobbler and designer Theodore Green enjoys the art of customizing the experience for consumers.…

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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…

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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Cool Jobs: How One Man Turned Party Hobby Into a Money-Maker

A love of Atlanta nightlife turned into a new career for Jason Carter

Events entrepreneur James Carter turned a love for enjoying Atlanta’s nightlife scene into a bankable…

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Cool Jobs: Savvy Entrepreneur Overcomes Pull of the Streets to Spark Online Movement

Gamer Fit Nation founder Antwand Pearman talks power of perseverance, faith

Gamer Fit Nation founder Antwan Pearman talks hard knocks, MTV experience and sparking a movement…

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Hire Learning: Young Entrepreneur Talks Career Fulfillment, Intrapreneurship, & Power of the Side Hustle

'Innerviewer' Jullien Gordon gives the scoop for young professional success

Enterprising power player Jullien Gordon talks career fulfillment and how young professionals can empower themselves…

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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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Cool Jobs: Tourism Executive Takes His Roots Global, Showcasing the Beauty of Jamaica

Lyndon Taylor talks philanthropy and importance of Caribbean Heritage Month

Part of BlackEnterprise.com’s “Month of The Man,” Lyndon Taylor talks career in tourism and the…

By Kimberly Wilson

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Month of the Man: Young Artist Meshing Hip-Hop, R&B Influences for Star-Studded Global Success

With paintings of celebs including Chrisette Michelle and Nas, Demont “Peekaso” Pinder creates his own lane

Gaining exposure and experience while touring with R&B star Raheem DeVaughn, this young boss creates…

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Lucrative Side Hustles: Author Gil Robertson Shares Tricks of the Writing Trade

Diversifying your income is the name of the game and Robertson is winning

Author and journalist Gil Robertson knows a thing or two about maximizing your talents to…

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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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Cool Jobs: Music Marketing Exec Juggles Vets and Newcomers

Akinah Rahmaan talks uber-egos and changing the branding game

Akinah Rahmaan, a VP at Island Def Jam (IDJ) Music Group, talks marketing brands of…

By Courtney Connley

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Cool Jobs: SaGe Services CEO Helps Facilitate Global Tech Innovations

Tapua Tunduwani draws from global experience to meet a vital need

CEO of Sage Services, Tapua Tunduwani turns passion into profit by providing flex space for…

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Meet Toyota Avalon Principal Design Engineer Rob McConnell

His team's mission: Take an upscale mid-size sedan known for quality and reliability (yawn). And make it fly beyond recognition. Mission accomplished.

Well, if Elba is James Bond, allow me to introduce you to Q: 2013 Toyota…

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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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Publishing Powerhouse Uses Strategic Partnerships to Build an Empire

Rolling Out founder Munson Steed talks road to success

This multimedia power player has been able to use business savvy as well as forge…

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Cool Jobs: Young Executive Changing the Marketing Game

Several career transitions led Dia Simms to position at global music powerhouse

As the EVP of Blue Flame Agency, it’s safe to say that Dia Simms is…

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Cool Jobs: Australian Filmmaker Brings Story of Aboriginal Singers to the States

Wayne Blair takes story of Aboriginal quartet global with 'The Sapphires'

An Indigenous Australian writer, actor and director, Wayne Blaire talks bringing Aboriginal history to the…

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Cool Jobs: Talent CEO Chantelle Fraser a Global Star in Her Own Right

Savvy global entrepreneur connects unique professionals with brands

London transplant Chantelle Fraser, CEO Flawless Entertainment and Promotions, has a keen eye for beauty…

By Tomika Anderson

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Ash Cash Uses Financial Literacy to Empower Communities

Making people's money work for them

Ash Cash is advising people towards making better use of their finances

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Cool Jobs: Young Photographer Uses Lens to Empower the Next Generation

Enterprising woman's photo series make iconic statements

Enterprising photographer launched iconic, nationally recognized special series “Because of Them, We Can” campaign, featuring…

By Courtney Connley

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Celebrating Women: One-on-One with NASCAR’s First Female Engineer of Color, Alba Colon

Team Chevrolet's Sprint Cup program manager talks beating the odds

Sprint Cup program manager for Team Chevrolet, Alba Colon talks early career motivator, paving her…

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Men Behind the Grammys, Part 3: Three Black Musicians Keeping the Legacy Going

Sudanese native Oddisee talks cultural influence on diverse brand

Born in Sudan, and raised in the nation’s capital, rapper and producer Amir Mohamed’s work…

By Sirita Wright

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More than Comic Relief: Apollo ‘Executioner’ Carries Historic Torch

C.P. Lacey continues music legacy at historic Harlem mainstay

Embodying a popular role after Howard “Sandman” Simms, performance vet C.P. Lacey carries important, historic…

By Sirita Wright

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DJ Irie: Branding the Global Selector

Entertainer talks love for music and linking international business

DJ Irie takes his international experience, from Europe to the Caribbean to the States, continuing…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Men Behind the Grammys, Part 2: Three Black Musicians Keeping the Legacy Going

Hip-hop producer with Run DMC and "Chipmunks" credits talks diversifying what he offers

In part two of a series, we talk with hip-hop producer Chris Classic, who’s keeps…

By Sirita Wright

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Men Behind the Grammys: Three Black Musicians Keeping the Legacy Going

Flutist and band leader Trey Eley talks 20-year legacy in music business

In part one of a series, we talk with Trey Eley, whose latest collaboration with…

By Sirita Wright

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Cool Jobs: Young Events Exec Bridges Global Gaps at Full-Service Company

Soloman Nnanna helps provide elite experiences for clients and millennials

Infusing culture and a passion for expanding experiences for 20-somethings, this Royalty Life Group executive…

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Former Tyler Perry Studios Exec Talks Branching Out and Producing Quality Programming

Bobbcat Films founder leads with two P's: passion and preparation

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We have good news for you. You can have…

By Gil Robertson

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Cool Jobs: TV Producer Powerhouse Strikes Reality TV Gold

Founder of Kingdom Reign Entertainment started early to gain wins

Carlos King, 33, has TV production credits that include the ‘Real Housewives’ franchise after starting…

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Cool Jobs: Young Dentist Changing Perceptions One Smile at a Time

Dr. Kareem Merrick combines family legacy with passion for education

Dr. Kareem Merrick, 30, carries on his family legacy as director of the dental department…

By Aisha M. Taylor

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Cool Jobs: Google Exec Forging Bankable Web Relationships

A passion for global Web engagement and growth keeps this power player motivated

As director of content partnerships, Malik Ducard forges vital relationships, adding to the growth of…

By Gil Robertson

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Cool Jobs: Film Fest Director Talks Hollywood Boss Moves

Jacqueline Lyanga leads in bringing one of the largest cinematic forums to life

Jacqueline Lyanga, director of AFI FEST—the American Film Institute’s annual film festival—on how she makes…

By Gil Robertson

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Cool Jobs: Young Senior Mobile Tech Exec Talks Passion and Profits

Chance Cheesecake Factory meeting led to opportunity of a lifetime

Erdolo Eromo (@Erdolo) is, at 31, one of the country’s youngest leaders in the world…

By Aisha M. Taylor

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Cool Jobs: Doctor Puts Patient and Consumer Advocacy First

Author and physician has passion for caring about your health---and your wallet

Author and healthcare expert says not only does she care about her patients but about…

By Gil Robertson

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Cool Jobs: Stylist to the Stars — From Beyonce to Angela Bassett — Took Risks for Winning Results

Prime positioning, humility and raw talent key parts of path to success

Roger Brasley, celebrity makeup artist, hair and brand stylist, counts prime positioning and elite talent…

By Aisha M. Taylor

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Cool Jobs: Mark Walker Brings Star (Marketing) Power to Hollywood

In order to get blockbuster results, this exec infuses hard work, passion

With more than two-decades in Hollywood, this executive brings his commitment to accepting nothing but…

By Gil Robertson

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Cool Jobs: GM Exec Takes Three-Pronged Approach to Rebuilding Brand

Communications professional mixes grassroots with digital engagement

A key executive at General Motors, Jocelyn K. Allen incorporates community work with solid strategy…

By Gil Robertson

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Cool Jobs: Goldman Sachs Exec Making Major Boss Moves on Wall Street

Executive brings global experience to latest U.S. post

Valentino Carlotti is a key player in Goldman Sachs’ sales and trading division, which this…

By Gil Robertson

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Cool Jobs: Young Chef Brings Taste of Ethiopia to the Diaspora

Entrepreneur expanded brand to in-store food retail

Hiyaw Gebreyohannes, 31, owner of Taste of Ethiopia, takes family food legacy into grocery stores.

By Semhar Nyomi Woldeyesus

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Cool Jobs: Jason Njoku Brings Nollywood to International Forefront

IROKO Partners founder talks global expansion, million-dollar deals

From London to Lagos, iROKO Partners founder Jason Njoku offers multifaceted Nigeria entertainment platform to…

By Octavia Goredema

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Cool Jobs: Best-Selling Duo Infuses Love in Urban Thrillers

Couple JaQuavis and Ashley Coleman collaborate for street lit hits

JaQuavis and Ashley Coleman, both 26, are the youngest black co-authors to make two appearances…

By Jamie Harrison

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Women of Power: 4 Boss Moves to Get Salary You Deserve

As the pay gap for women and men is highlighted today for Equal Pay Day,…

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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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