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Keep the Job, Even Without the Passion

Be smart about your gradual exit with these tips

If you’re unsatisfied at work, it may not be time to quit. Try these tips…

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Low Retention: Why Job-Hopping Is Your Best Move

Sometimes staying loyal to one gig isn't the best idea

One writer offers the 10 reasons keeping it moving is not such a bad idea.

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Top 10 Hot Spots for Finding Blogging Jobs

Check out these key resources to find work that pays

These are prime job boards for bloggers to find paying gigs.

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Maximizing Your Membership: How to Make Professional Orgs Work For You

Get the best return on your time investment

These tips will help you maximize your professional memberships and ensure your involvement in organizations…

By James Walker

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Married to the Game: Dating Rules That Can Help You Land the Job

These love tips can be useful in finding perfect career match

Here are some classic dating rules that you can apply to job seeking to help…

By Jamie Harrison

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This Vetarans Day, A Special Shout Out to My Ladies

How my sister's decision to serve opened my eyes to women's equality

Salute to all servicemen— but especially my ladies, who juggle protecting our country with managing…

By Janell Hazelwood

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International Coach and Author Talks Being a Breadwinner and Balancing Home Life

Jenny Garrett is passionate about motivating women to be empowered

Jenny Garrett, author of Rocking Your Role: The How To Guide to Success for Female…

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Just Shut Up: How Silence Can Be Your Best Ally

Being a great listener can be the best major power play

Effective listening has always been an asset for leaders, especially when it comes to making…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Looking for a New Thang: Top 7 Gigs for Career Changers

Can't decide what to do or be? Here are more options

Whether you’re looking for something less stressful, more exciting or even more radical, these options…

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Financial Services Careers Should Get a Second Look

A field filled with opportunities

A field filled with opportunities

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My Bad: How to Recover After Big Office Mistake

Four steps to ensure you don't end up with a pink slip

Here are four important steps to help you save face after making a major office…

By Jamie Harrison

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Luther Campbell, Former 2 Live Crew Frontman, Finds A Second Career Coaching High School Football

Once known for raunchy lyrics, he tells his players not to curse

Once known for raunchy lyrics, he tells his players not to curse

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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…

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Style Suite: 5 Warm and Chic Fur Pieces for the Office

Get comfy in these pieces in and out of the workplace

Add these chic, warm pieces to your power look for supreme office glam.

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Style Suite: Rock That Office-Friendly Fur

Whether faux or real, don't shy away from this hot trend

Here’s how you can wear fur to work, professionally chic and warm at the same…

By Kéla Walker

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Freelance Jobs: What’s the Right Industry For You?

Don't let the economy get you down, you can get a gig!

Freelance jobs can be the bread and butter of the young entrepreneur especially in a…

By Sasha King

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Career Advice Takeaways from President Obama’s Speech

Career politics shouldn't be taken lightly

The re-election of President Obama to a second term was a great achievement. The fight…

By Sasha King

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Ace That Interview … Without Even Leaving the House

Success tips for wowing prospective employers on the phone

Here are four tips for wowing prospective employers without leaving your home.

By Jamie Harrison

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3 Quick & Easy Side Gigs For Busy Professionals

No matter what industry, you can find the time for these money-makers

Any professional in any industry can try one of these side gigs to bring in…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Keep Your Head Up: Staying Motivated During Your Job Search

Don't be discouraged. Remain focused and strategic while looking for work

Here are tips on how to keep your cool and remain encouraged while looking for…

By Jamie Harrison

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Know the Steps to Effective Networking … Through E-mail

Learn the ways to make a solid online connection

An underused method of networking that could be helpful is through e-mail, and here are…

By Sasha King

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5 Mistakes That You Shouldn’t Make on Your Resumé

Blunders that will send your resumé straight to the trash

Here are 5 resume mistakes to avoid when job seeking.

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The Obama Mojo: How Will You Re-Invent and Upgrade Your Professional Swagger?

As we look to the President to push further, so should we

As the president prepares for his 44th and second term in the White House, think…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Style Suite: 5 Must-Have FLOTUS Fashion Pieces

As Election Day nears an end, tap into your inner First Lady with these pieces

As we all await the decision on who will lead the United States, tap into…

By Kéla Walker

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Job Fair Ninja: How to Walk Out With a Winning Gig Today

Three steps that will ensure you aren't wasting precious time

Cindy Billington, career advisement professional at Texas A&M University, shares tips on how to conquer…

By Jamie Harrison

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The Do’s and Dont’s of Negotiating Your First Salary

Are you being a pushover or a power player?

Sometimes getting what you deserve at your first gig can be daunting. Check out these…

By Sasha King

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You Tried It: Top Most Ineffective Responses to Twitter Job Opps

Stay away from mistakes that could cost you a prime opportunity

Here are the top most annoying, off-putting ways to respond to a job opportunity presented…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Style Suite: Vote in Style with Michelle Obama-Inspired Work Wear

Embody the FLOTUS flair with these key fashion elements

For Election Day, keep in mind these five stellar elements of Michelle Obama’s style campaign…

By Kéla Walker

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College vs. Career: Get the Dream Job Without the Degree

How experience can sometimes trump the paper

With the cost of education continuing to rise it may be feasible to reassess how…

By Sasha King

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Life After the Yard: Professionals Talk Career Benefits of Pledging

Question remains: Is being a soror or frat member vital to advancement?

When choosing whether to be in a sorority or fraternity, the question remains: Is it…

By Jamie Harrison

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Well Duh … Tech Workers Least Likely to Be Jobless

With savvy skills at a premium, maybe it's time to step up your game

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Oftentimes, unemployment can bring on a change in many things, including what you thought…

By Janell Hazelwood

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9 Annoying Lies Job Interviewers May Tell You

Learn how to decipher the half-truths to make the right decision

Check out nine of these fibs and how you can see right through them to…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Who’s Hiring in the Key Swing States?

Healthcare and education industries winning, but jobless rates still major issue

As Election Day nears, spotlight zeroes in on key swing states and their jobless rates,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Woe is Sandy: 5 Steps to Stress-Free Return to Work

You can make a seamless transition after the mess of the storm

Hurricane Sandy left a mess, and with the rebuilding, we all have to clean up.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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4 Steps to Go From Small Fry to Big Cheese

Position yourself to become the top boss in charge today

Here are four steps to the ultimate of boss moves: top boss in charge.

By Jamie Harrison

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Style Suite: Five Chic Pieces for Polished Casual Fridays

From classic tees to daytime sequins, give dress-down days some flair

Add these nontraditional pieces to your work look for added polish even on casual days.

By Kéla Walker

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Thank You For Being a Friend: How Sandy Unites Coworkers

It's never a good look to be Ms. Annie Anti-Social, especially in the workplace

Hurricane Sandy taught me one vital lesson: Connecting with those you see most during the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Style Suite: Step Up Your Casual Friday Looks

Incorporate nontraditional pieces into your look for a polished, leisure vibe

Incorporate pieces traditionally known as casual into a polished office look.

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Rhonda Walker Talks Career Success and Mentoring Program

Rhonda sees her profession as community service.

Rhonda sees her profession as community service.

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Dazed & Delusional: Get Real About Your Professional Strengths and Weaknesses

These five steps will lead you in the right direction

Here are four steps to truly assessing yourself for true career advancement and fulfillment.

By Jamie Harrison

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Slacker to Psycho: What Type of Boss Do You Have?

Find out how to cope with treacherous management personalities

Check out these four management personalities, from the slacker to the fun boss, and find…

By Jamie Harrison

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Delete & Unfollow: Top 8 Reasons You Aren’t Making Connections on Social Media

Don't keep up habits that could turn people all the way off

Seven key social media no-nos I see on a daily basis that could put a…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Style Suite: Don’t Let Rain Steal Your (Fashion) Shine

Even in bad weather, you can step out refreshed and refined

Kéla Walker gives quick tips for chic office fashion even in wet, dreary weather.

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Perfect (Professional) Match: How Searching for the Right Career is Like Dating

From the interview to the vetting, job seeking very similar to dating

Job seeking can be likened to dating, with similar principles and outcomes.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Three Career Boss Moves You Can Make Before, During, and After Sandy

Use this down time to get a leg up on competition

Here are there productive things you can do to enhance your career while waiting out…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Gigs That Never Sleep: Even Hurricane Sandy Can’t Stop the Hustle

As a major storm looms, some of us still have to put in work

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When it comes to hurricanes or any other disasters that could hinder work, some…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Public Speaking Nightmare? Here’s How to Become a Hit

Use these quick tips to upgrade your skills

Get a quick brush up on upgrading your public speaking and presentation skills with these…

By Jamie Harrison

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“Savvy Cupcake” Owner Sits Down to Talk Business and Fashion Line

Comfort for the sophisticated woman

Creme Magazine sits down with Savvy Cupcake owner Shaniese Grant to discuss upcoming plans for…

By Sasha King

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Five Tips to Help you Make a Genuine Connection

Get the right people in your corner with these helpful tips

These five tips from Brazen Careerist will help you make connections in your personal and…

By Sasha King

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Job Hopping, The Choice of Generation Y

Don't let the economy limit your options

Don’t be afraid to explore career options. Diversify for better job opportunities. Brazen Careerist list…

By Sasha King

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London-Based Marketing Pro Finds Success in Entrepreneurial Expansion

Founder of branding and trends companies tells how she made an exciting transition

Samantha Clarke, founder of branding and trends companies, talks making an exciting transition from career…

By Octavia Goredema

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Harlem-Based Education Group Prepares Youth for College—and Graduation

Many of us found adolescence difficult to navigate but got through it, not just with…

By Robin White Goode

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3 Early-Morning Habits of Winning Young Bosses

Consistency with routines is key to setting tone for successful day

Take a cue from three leading young bosses on how they start their day and…

By Jamie Harrison

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Stop the BS Stunt and Show: Top 5 Cliche Job Titles

Yes, there are reputative professionals wearing these shoes, but others have no receipts

Some so-called occupations have prompted a side-eye and skepticism, whether warranted or unwarranted.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Style Suite: 5 Fall Fashion Staples Perfect for the Office

These key trends can be incorporated into any look for timeless polish

These key fall fashion must-haves will stand the test of time and can be incorporated…

By Kéla Walker

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That Ain’t Hot: 3 Not-So-Boss Celebrity Moves You Don’t Want to Emulate

Stay away from mistakes that could ultimately derail your career

Celebrities can be role models, but some make moves that are certain to lead millennials…

By Jamie Harrison

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ColorComm Offers Something New for Professional Women of Color

For ladies who lunch, work and want to continue on the road of success

For ladies who lunch, work and want to continue on the road of success

By Demetria Irwin

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Small Business Administration Kicks Off Veterans Small Business Week

9 Tips for Job-Seeking Veterans

Here's how to parlay your military skills into a career in corporate America

Here’s how to parlay your military skills into a career in corporate America

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5 Ways to Be the Best Leader When All Hell Breaks Loose

Crisis management is a top trait of effective leadership

Learn 5 steps to effective crisis management and gain respect of your team.

By Amanda A. Ebokosia

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4 Great Reads to Jump Start Your Career

These books will enlighten and inspire

These reads will give you the insight and inspiration you need whether you’re a recent…

By Jamie Harrison

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Get Into This: National Take Back Your Time Day

Avoid long-term damage by prioritizing what's important: happiness and balance

For this national initiative, it’s time to look at what’s important: balance and happiness.

By Janell Hazelwood

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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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Disconnected: 3 Surefire Signs Your Web Presence Isn’t Cutting It

Key red flags to stay away from on the Internet

Here are key red flags that you need to upgrade your Internet profile.

By Jamie Harrison

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Style Suite: Show Your Coworkers Who’s Really Wearing the Pants

Spark major office glam with matchstick pants

Matchstick pants, in a variety of prints, colors and fabrics, are flattering on most body…

By Kéla Walker

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Do We Really Have to Give Up Culture for Ultimate Career Success?

I'd beg to differ, but in reality, it's up to us to choose the yay or nay

Whether it’s our name, mannerisms, interests, or values, is it necessary to sacrifice the cultural…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Leadership in Africa: How One Drifter Strengthened Adaptability and Ingenuity

Take a cue from this traveler on how to role with the punches

Take a cue from this traveler’s trip to Equatorial Guinea on how to adaptability and…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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If the Job Doesn’t Fit, You Must … Well … Quit

How to find not just any job---but the right career move

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Ninety thousand. That’s amount of hours the average person spends at work over a…

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Super Producer Invests Capital to Empower Youth Through Music

Atlanta hitmaker talks music business, hard-knock past, and community advocacy

Kevin “Khao” Cates has crafted hits for heavyweights, from TI to R. Kelly. Now he’s…

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British Retail Designer Deborah Millington Combines Creativity and Commerce

Power women of the diaspora finding career success across international borders

In a special series, BlackEnterprise.com highlights black women in the diaspora who make their passions…

By Octavia Goredema

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While most people attend parties to have fun, Yee uses events as another way to earn extra funds. Serving as a host for an event comes at a cost. “You shouldn’t do it for less than $1K and if you go out of the area and have to get on a flight that’s even more money,” she rationalizes. “They should also pay you more because you’re gone for the entire day, potentially losing out on other opportunities.”

From Carefree Co-ed to Young Boss: 3 Steps to Upgrade Your Social Game

Replace the reckless abandonment with strategic networking

Transition from college student to working young boss more difficult than you’d thought? Here’s tips…

By Jamie Harrison

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Duane and Tisha Campbell Martin: From TV & Movies to Opening a Restaurant

The Martins' new restaurant is one of the new hot spots in Los Angeles

The Martins’ new restaurant is one of the new hot spots in Los Angeles

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Surviving the Grunt: How to Put Short-Term Pride to the Side for Long-Term Wins

Want to end up the top dog? Bite that bullet and do the work

Sometimes grunt work is your stepping stone to gaining trust and respect, leading to major…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Style Suite: 5 Key Pieces to Channel ‘Scandal’ Chic

Add these items to your closet for the authoritative power look

Be inspired by Kerry Washington’s fiercely stylish ‘Scandal’ character and create the perfect professional look…

By Kéla Walker

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Style Suite: Channel ‘Scandal’s’ Olivia Pope for Undeniable Office Chic

Be inspired by power looks that get you respect you deserve

Get your power look on and be inspired by Kerry Washington’s chic authoritative style on…

By Kéla Walker

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LOL, LMBO, TTYL: 3 Steps to Breaking Bad Communication Habits

Remember real-life, long-form dialogue? It's still important for career success

Remember real-life dialogue? Well, the rules for texting and tweeting don’t apply. Gift of gab…

By Jamie Harrison

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African Union Elects First Female Head

South Africa’s Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma now leads

South Africa’s Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma now leads

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DJ Envy, one-third of Power 105's popular Breakfast Club trio in New York City, got his start creating award-winning mixtapes as a teen. The Hampton University graduate would go on to produce a debut album in 2003, featuring the best of the best in hip-hop, from Jay Z to Busta Rhymes to Birdman of Cash Money Records. He started BLOK Entertainment, a management and production company that has produced hit tracks for artists including as DMX, Foxy Brown, and Fabolous. He has made TV appearances on shows including 106 & Park, Entourage and Tha Corner, which he hosts on the Music Choice channel. Add to those boss moves his gig as host on MTV2's Sucker Free Countdown.

From Playlists to Power Moves: 4 DJs With Hot, Viable Brands

Top music talents took success beyond two turn tables and a mike

These top talents in music have been able to expand their brands beyond two turntables…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Cube Newbie: 5 Surefire Ways to Make it Past Probation

Stay away from habits that could land you on unemployment

You’ve landed the gig but you still have to show and prove. Stay away from…

By Jamie Harrison

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THE PHILANTHROPIST: SARAN KABA JONES After fleeing Liberia at age 8 and returning 20 years later, Jones was touched by the impoverished, post-conflict environment. She soon founded FACE Africa, a nonprofit provides access to clean water to tens of thousands living in rural Liberian communities, using a social enterprise business model, and seeks to alleviate the epidemic of extreme poverty in Liberia and the rest of Africa.


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Building Global Business Leaders: 3 Power Women Who Rock

Empowering female entrepreneurs through financial and community advocacy

Take a page from the success play books of these power women to learn how…

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Bernette Johnson on Track to Become Louisiana’s First Black Chief Justice

Struggle within the ranks resolved by Louisiana Supreme Court

Louisiana’s Supreme Court ruled yesterday that Bernette Johnson should be the first African American Chief…

By Sasha King

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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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Red is a power color perfect to wear in the office. Everyone, from Hollywood starlets to First Lady Michelle Obama, has sported a little red dress from time to time, so let go of those age-old notions related to the hue and wear it with confidence! Here are a few pieces to help you do that: ---Kéla Walker

Style Suite: 5 Little (Red) Dresses for the Office Under $50

Go bold and confident in your next power meeting

Try these crimson hot picks for a bold and confidence look in the workplace.

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Style Suite: Go Red and Wear the Color of Confidence at Work

Make a bold, yet polished statement with crimson

Crimson is not only a color of confidence, but it can be worn in the…

By Kéla Walker

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Facebook Addict: 6 Reasons You’re Web Surfing Instead of Working

Kick that habit so you can keep your job and boost productivity

Your addiction to the “Like” button could cost you your job. Here’s how to kick…

By Jamie Harrison

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Lost Time, Lost Money: 4 Ways You Tend to Waste Both in the Workplace

Steer clear of these productivity leeches during your work day

Here are four ways you’re wasting time— and money— while in the office and how…

By Jamie Harrison

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TV Host Audra Lowe Talks Success and Longevity in Broadcast Industry

Move over Oprah, there's a familiar face on the scene

Since 2007, Lowe has been hosting the nationally syndicated lifestyle, The Better Show, and hosts…

By Sasha King

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How A Master’s Degree Can Further Your Career

Fill the gap on your resume

Fill the gap on your resume

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‘Angry Black Woman’: Author Talks Community Advocacy and Making a Comeback

With determination---and creative marketing---Karen Quinones Miller pushes forward

Best-selling author Karen Quinones Miller talks her passion for community activism and giving her audience…

By Janell Hazelwood

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LUST: Thou shall dress and act according to the position you desire, not the one you have. It goes back to piece of old school advice: You never dress for the role you have; you dress for the role you want. "I think the younger generation tends to fall a little short on the presentation piece because prior to entering the workforce, their world is a very relaxed environment," Granville says. "You have to plan for your career wardrobe. You want people to see the talent you bring to the table and not be a distraction."

Young & Winning: Top 4 Assets Millennials Bring to the Job Market

Use age to your advantage, not as a hindrance to success

Here’s how being the young’n in the cube can be more of an advantage than…

By Jamie Harrison

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Big Gains for Blacks, Latinos, In College Attendance

The number of blacks and Latinos in college has skyrocketed over the last decade, according to a new report.

The number of blacks and Latinos in college has skyrocketed over the last decade, according…

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Jackie Lacey May Become First Black DA in LA History

Is Los Angeles ready for its first black female DA?

Is Los Angeles ready for its first black female DA?

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Give your work wardrobe that extra fab factor with peplum pieces that go from day to night. Check out five key items that feature the trend to incorporate in your office looks.---Kéla Walker

(You can find out more on how to style these looks for work here.)

Style Suite: 5 Key Peplum Pieces to Spice Up Your Wardrobe

These hot items can pump up the fab factor in your wardrobe

Try these picks, worn alone or with a blazer, skirt or pants to punch up…

By Kéla Walker

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Style Suite: Peplum Accents Give Your Work Wardrobe Life

Flattering to any figure, it's a must-have for your power look

Add a little peplum to your step with these looks, perfect for the office, whether…

By Kéla Walker

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Looking Like a Bag of Money: Can the Way You Dress Affect Your Career?

'Never judge a book by its cover' just doesn’t generally apply in the office

Remember the saying, “Never judge a book by its cover”? While we would like to…

By Jamie Harrison

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COMMITMENT: People believe in those who are committed and stand through adversity, according to Horsager. For a business owner looking to build a loyal customer base must also demonstrate loyalty to his or her employees, as well as clients. He says the US automakers showed bad judgment with regards to this pillar. “All of our great-grandparents that worked there for 40 years and then they got fired two years before their pension kicked in,” he says. “You lost commitment in these people; how are [customers] going to stay committed to you?”

Multiple Personalities: How to Lead a Diverse Team to a Common Goal

Use these management tips to unify staff with diverse traits

Amy Gallo, management consultant and Harvard Business Review contributing editor, offers tips to managing multiple…

By Amanda A. Ebokosia

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Ambitious Girl: Are Women Now More Career Oriented Than Men?

Study says young female professionals more likely to be on fast track

Study: Two-thirds of young women age 18-34 reported that having a successful career was at…

By Jamie Harrison

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To Do or Not to Do?: Talking Politics in the Workplace

What to do when everyone's political two cents ends up in your piggy bank

The general rule of thumb is to stay mum, but what happens when everyone’s two…

By Jamie Harrison

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Whether blazers, shoes or simple accessories like scarves, every working diva can add a bit more pow to her power look. Try these key pieces to give your fall wardrobe a boost. ---Kéla Walker 

(You can find out more on how to style these looks for work here.)

Style Suite: 5 Animal-Print Pieces to Add Flair to Your Power Look

Add some spice to your fall wardrobe with leopard and snakeskin

Add these picks to your wardrobe to make a bold yet polished statement in the…

By Kéla Walker

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Style Suite: Animal Prints Add Wow Factor to Your Power Look

Spice up your fall work wardrobe with leopard and snakeskin

Add these picks to your wardrobe to make a bold yet polished statement in the…

By Kéla Walker

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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…

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Anti-Style Rut: For her 'locs, Utuk likes to pump up the style often with updos and other creative looks, as to avoid a style rut. And the skies the limit for adding a little pop to your 'locs for in and out of the office.

Naturally Chic: Haute ‘Locs, Curls & Transition Styles for the Office

Power looks that can go from office to after-five

Whether you have lovely ‘locs, curls or are transitioning, here are options to take your…

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Get Into This: Job-Seeking Gains for Women Means Keep Pushing Ladies

Take advantage of prime moment where unemployment is declining

Now is a prime time to take advantage of what experts are saying is a…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You: How to Handle Job Rejections

Every 'no' leads to an eventual 'yes,' so stay positive and persistent

Here’s three simple ways to ward off the Job Seeker Blues. You’ll get your dream…

By Jamie Harrison

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Yandy Smith: Good Credit Equals Bigger and Better Boss Moves

Hustlepreneur talks importance of building a good financial rep early

Reality TV star and hustlapreneur Yandy Smith talks good credit with beauty entrepreneur Sabrina Carson…

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How to Draft a Resume They Can’t Say No To

Winning factors that can lead to more open doors

These creative factors will mean the difference between a job offer and a rejection.

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Top 3 Inadvertent Job Interview Flubs by Young Professionals

Stay away from these not-always-so-obvious employer turn-offs

Stay away from these not-so-obvious flubs that could turn off a recruiter or prospective employer.

By Jamie Harrison

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Style Suite: Take That Office Look from Professional to Play

On-the-go fashion for those after-five power moves

Being an on-the-go fashionista means no time to change for those after-work events. Here’s how…

By Kéla Walker

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Bald Is Beautiful; And Powerful, Too [Study]

A new study says men with bald heads are thought of as more effective leaders

A new study says men with bald heads are thought of as more effective leaders

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Hello, Nicki Minaj: It’s Best to Make Allies with Seasoned Pros, Not Enemies

Tirade mirrors generational gap and a need for young bosses to take the high road

Recent footage of a spat with Mariah Carey lends lesson on generational gaps and humility…

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Trashed: 4 Cover Letter Mistakes that Lead to the Delete Key

Gain the competitive edge by staying away from these faux pas

Stay away from these age-old red flags that turn recruiters and prospective employers all the…

By Jamie Harrison

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6 Money-Making Seeds Top Leaders Plant for Fruitful Teams

Infusing mentorship with diversity can ensure growth and loyalty

With mentorship and diversity at the core, successful managers can encourage an environment of innovation,…

By Amanda A. Ebokosia

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Steve Harvey: ‘Is He The New King of Media?’

The author has now turned into a daytime television star

The author has now turned into a daytime television star

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Top Free Sites to Boost Your Professional Profile

Simple and essential Web tools to help you stand out from the pack

Use these savvy Web tools when marketing yourself to prospective clients and employers.

By Jamie Harrison

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Get Your (Professional) Life: ‘Tamar & Vince’ Lessons on Power Positioning

Hubby of Braxton reality star shows value of pumping those career breaks

Tamar Braxton is known for dramatic antics and star quality. In her latest show, with…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Macy’s Set to Hire 80,000 Workers for the Holiday Season

Ever thought about picking up a seasonal job?

Ever thought about picking up a seasonal job?

By Demetria Irwin

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White FDNY Firefighters Rally Against Hiring Practice Change

Diversity attempts inspire rally among firefighters

Diversity attempts inspire rally among firefighters

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Ladies, Staying Mum Just Cost You Millions

When it comes to rightful pay, closed mouths don't get fed

Author and Carnegie Mellon University professor says women don’t speak up enough to get what…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Style Suite: Affordable Chic From Summer to Fall

Shop your closet and incorporate season trends without breaking the bank

In Style Suite with Kela Walker, explore how to affordably infuse fall fashion trends with…

By Kéla Walker

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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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Get Into This: No Job Doors Opening? No Choice But to Build Your Own

Take a cue from Spike Lee's journey and make some radical boss moves

Take a page from Spike Lee’s career book: If doors are closed, take a radical…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Throwing (Age) Shade: 4 Power Plays for Young Professionals

Don't let insecurities about your age lead to loss of confidence

As a young professional, you can demand— and get— respect in the office with these…

By Jamie Harrison

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Why Waiting to Have a Child Isn’t a Bad Idea

There are plenty of economic reasons to wait

There are plenty of economic reasons to wait

By Sasha King

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Stacey Ferguson: Chief Curator of Blogalicious Has Bold Ideas, Plans

The digital entrepreneur has advice for future online titans

The digital entrepreneur has advice for future online titans

By Demetria Irwin

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Boss Moves: Three Dynamic Elements of an Attractive Workplace

MillerCoors program infuses networking, diversity and employee engagement

As a leader at your company, take a cue from the elements in MillerCoors’ program…

By Janell Hazelwood

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3 Motivating Resources to Recharge Your Day

Power professionals share their favorite motivational downloads

Here are some favorite podcast picks from professionals who capture the day and make major…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Get Into This: Organization Invests Millions Into Building Black Male Leaders

Institute will facilitate education and advocacy in national network

Open Society Foundations Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA) investing $2 million to launch the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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How to Get Over Your Fear of Public Speaking

Have you always avoided speaking in public because you get so nervous?

Here’s what you can do to conquer your fear.

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Belle of the Boardroom: Love Adviser Expands Brand to Professional Coaching

Demetria Lucas offering career advice to working women

Demetria Lucas, enterprising journalist and founder of ABelleInBrooklyn.com, expands her brand from relationship guru to…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Quitting Your Job to Pursue a Lifestyle Business

Choose the career that's best for you!

Choose the career that’s best for you!

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Get Into This: Instead of Grad School, Do Some Real Footwork

Aggressively connect with your network face-to-face

Author and nonprofit professional Rosetta Thurman suggests a lightbulb alternative: Aggressively connect with your network…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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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Get Into This: 4 Free Savvy Job Search Apps

On-the-go resources make getting that gig so much easier

Check out these four free app resources to make your job search that much easier…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Are You a Social Butterfly? These Jobs are Perfect For You

Find the perfect fit for your people-person aspects

If you’re inclined to help or work well with the public, these career paths are…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Cool Jobs That (Surprisingly) Pay Six Figures

Check out other options for maximizing salary potential

Take a look at top careers where you can earn major bucks without a law…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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3 Reasons Head Hunters are a Good Option

Try recruiter services to maximize your job search

Career coach and recruitment veteran Rich Jones offers tips on just how to maximize head…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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5 Leadership Lessons From Michelle Obama

Take a cue to learn how you can boost your motivation profile

This style and political icon exudes top exemplary leadership traits as described in the Businessweek…

By Amanda A. Ebokosia

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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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Motivational Monday: Power in the Pause

This week, press pause and take time to get centered

Take time out each day to pray/meditate or purely indulge of a few moments of…

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Top 10 High-Paying Creative Jobs

These options are awesome for the imaginative professional

Here’s a list of top-dollar career options for the creative professional.

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Career Tip of the Week: Prep for Your Next Season

With cold weather soon to come, take care of what's important today

Cold weather will soon usher in fall, and with that you wan to be prepared…

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11 Tips That Will Change the Way You Look at Grad School

How to best leverage your experience in graduate school

How to best leverage your experience in graduate school

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From Prison to the Boardroom: A Story of Career Success

CEO Tracey Syphax: 'Entrepreneurship saved my life'

Tracey Syphax, CEO of Capitol City Contracting Inc. overcame the stigma of serving prison time…

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How You Can Use Your Blog for Job Search

Creative ways to maximize employment opportunities

A blog can be more than just a Web journal or gossip rag. You can…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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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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Money Magnets: 15 Highest-Paying Jobs

Top-dollar careers, from scientists to marketers

Take a look at careers where professionals are earning top dollars and find your path…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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New York Fashion Week: Top Talent at Harlem’s Fashion Row

Fashion industry who's who preview clothing lines to watch

Harlem’s Fashion Row, partnered with Mariott International, presented a pop-up shop at the Renaissance New…

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New Grads: How You Can Get a Career Jumpstart

Use these tips to land the job of your dreams

If you’re a newbie on the job market, here are a few tips to help…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Harlem’s Fashion Row Returns to Showcase Top Black Designers

Industry vets talk passions and challenges at special panel event

As New York’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week continues, Harlem’s Fashion Row showcases top black designers.

By Sirita Wright

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Andra Fuller on Playing a Gay Black Man on Network Television

Breakout star Andra Fuller ignites summer television with his bold work on ‘The L.A. Complex’

Breakout star Andra Fuller ignites summer television with his bold work on ‘The L.A. Complex’

By Shydel James

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Report: Minority Youth Jobless Rate Remains High

Findings also say youth giving up on seeking employment

Generation Opportunity, a youth advocacy organization, reports that black youth ages 18-29 have a jobless…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Watch Sonia Alleyne’s Interview with Venus Williams at This Year’s Women of Power Summit [Video]

Venus Williams was one of the featured speakers at this year’s Women of Power Summit.

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Women of Power: Pushing Past Fear To Make Your Next Career Move

At the Black Enterprise Women of Power summit, attendees learn how to push past fears…

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