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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.

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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?

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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

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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

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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…

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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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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…

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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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Online Job Fairs: Viable Option for Disabled Job Seekers

Convenience of the Web offers prime career opportunities

Opportunities for disabled job seekers to network and land your dream gig are just a…

By Janell Hazelwood

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U.S. Designers Turn to Africa to Find Opportunities

Fashion professionals finding growth and profit in Ghana

Ghana offering avenues for growth and profit for black fashion designers.

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Donovan McNabb Joins The NFL Network Broadcast Team

Will he ever return to the playing field?

Will he ever return to the playing field?

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Gender & Business in the UK: Three Entrepreneurs Talk Challenges, Successes

Women pave their own paths, diversifying British industries

British businesswomen Yvonne Thompson, Jessica Huie, Jessica Elliott stake their claim on being leading women…

By Octavia Goredema

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How to Recover from a Career Blunder

You can come back after a major professional setback

We are have our low moments. Here are some tips to help you rebound after…

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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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Randal Pinkett: Breaking Down Billion-Dollar Contracts

Company CTO Lawrence Hibbert also weighs in on new government opportunity

BCT Partners CEO Randal Pinkett and company CTO Lawrence Hibbert talk once-in-a-lifetime opportunities after landing…

By Amanda A. Ebokosia

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Creative Resumes: 3 Job-Seeking Blunders

Don't go too far left with your professional pitch

It’s OK to stand out among other job seekers, but don’t go too far when…

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What it Takes to Recharge Your Career

Two professionals learn that a strong network and a willingness to take risks can lead to stellar career opportunities

What does it take to recharge your career? A big part of it is re-evaluating…

By Brittany Hutson

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Intern Chronicles: Senior Gears Up to Take on the News Industry

Building a solid body of experience, Ryan Arrendell stays on the grind

Ryan Arrendell, a journalism student at Northwestern University, build up a solid body of experience,…

By Dominique Hobdy

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Taking The Leap From Corporate Lawyer To Private Practice

NYC lawyer left prestigious firm to tackle the field of law on his own

NYC lawyer left prestigious firm to tackle the field of law on his own

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Intern Chronicles: Graduate Finds Career Clarity and True Purpose

Former financial services intern decided to take another route

Howard University graduate Moriah Thomas, candidly talks about her journey to realize her true career…

By Dominique Hobdy

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Out Sick: 5 of the Most Bizarre Excuses

Managers and professionals talk eyebrow-raising reasons for absences

Managers and professionals recall the most creative— and sometimes embarrassing— reasons employees cite for being…

By Aisha M. Taylor

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Entrepreneurship On The Rise For Jobless Black Graduates

Lack of jobs has forced unemployed graduates to create their own companies

Lack of jobs has forced unemployed graduates to create their own companies

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3 Ways Freelancers Can Upgrade Their Value

Make yourself competitive and set better rates

Here’s how freelancers can set a rate that is competitive and make a good living…

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Intern Chronicles: Student Takes Leap Into Luxury in the Fashion Capital

Victoria Adesanmi got prime opportunity in highly competitive retail market

Victoria Adesanmi relocated to New York to pursue an opportunity to intern for Henri Bendel,…

By Dominique Hobdy

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Intern Chronicles: Media Student Expanded Success Second Time Around

Sekou Bah went back for more learning and experience--- and got it

Intern Sekou Bah expanded his network and experience by returning to BET’s New York marketing…

By Dominique Hobdy

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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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Dreadlocks vs. Corporate America: Real-Life Stories of Making the Choice

Two professionals stood by their hairstyles --- with no regrets

These two professionals decided cutting their hair to conform to Corporate America standards just wasn’t…

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Intern Chronicles: Newbie Discovers Promising Career Path

Young professional gains understanding and respect for government work

Sharing his experience for Intern Chronicles, Cameron Weathers was a newbie intern for the City…

By Dominique Hobdy

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7 Unusual but Awesome Science and Tech Jobs

Cool and creative STEM careers

Here are some creative— and unusual— options for those seeking to work in the STEM…

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Survey Reveals New Technology is a Better Return on Investment than New Employees

Report: Tech Jobs Are Top Picks Among Young Professionals

Web and computer companies hold top attractive job traits

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Young people and tech go together like peanut butter and jelly. They…

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Yandy Smith: Getting Back on the Grind After Giving Birth

Star manager returns to boss moves after welcoming baby Omere

Yandy Smith, entertainment manager and ‘Love & Hip Hop’ star, talks returning to business after…

By Yandy Smith

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Joy Rohadfox Paves Her Own Lane in Construction Industry

Atlanta entrepreneur talks business strategy and success

President of Atlanta’s Rohadfox Construction Control Services Corp. (RCCSC), leads as a power player in…

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Survey: Minority Employment Up in Radio and TV

More media jobs in South and West than in Northeast, Midwest

The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTNDN) reports more minorities working in radio and television…

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How to Attract Top Talent to Your Company Without Breaking the Bank

Incentives and creative leadership are keys to retaining best of the best

You can invest in your best employees without breaking the bank by being innovative and…

By Marjorie Perry

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Winning Strategy to Go from Employee to Boss

Take these steps to start your own business

Take a cue on how to transition from employee to boss from this winning strategy…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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How to Make Office Competition Work for You

Staying on your toes can mean awesome career growth

Take on these tips, from writer Alexis Thompson, on how you can make competition in…

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CEO Derrick Godfrey Scores a Slam Dunk at iHoops

CEO leads joint venture between NBA and NCAA to improve youth basketball

iHoops CEO Derrick Godfrey leads joint venture between NBA and NCAA to improve youth basketball

By Joel Lyons

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Cool Jobs: Katrina Leonce Adds Creative Marketing to Sports Arena

PR vet loves work of investing in athletes' success during and post game

Public relations vet and entrepreneur Katrina Leonce finds joy in expanding and propelling careers of…

By Christian Law

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Success: You Have to Want It As Bad As You Want To Breathe

Eric Thomas asks you how dedicated you are to achieving your dream

I am what you would consider an underdog. Growing up homeless and fatherless in the…

By Eric Thomas

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‘R&B Divas’ Star, Producer Rebrands with Clothing Line and Show

Music industry veteran seeks to add positive portrayal of sisterhood on TV

Nicci Gilbert, once part of ’90s girl group Brownstone, is rebranding herself as entrepreneur and…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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WATCH: Faith Evans Talks ‘R&B Divas,’ Motherhood, New Ventures

Singer-songwriter reintroducing brand to expand audience

Black Enterprise host Shannon LaNier talks new ventures with “R&B Divas” star and songstress Faith…

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7 Steps to Build and Market the Brand That is You

Uniworld Group CEO offers tips on creating a stellar professional profile

Monique Nelson, CEO of Uniworld Group, gives tips on how to create a unique professional…

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Motivational Monday: The Weapon of Mass Construction

Don’t underestimate the power of your connections

Being a connector doesn’t have to be an additional job. It simply requires one thing:…

By S. Tia Brown

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7 Deadly Sins of Management Professionals

Don't let these vices derail your team--- and career--- success

As a manager, appropriate leadership is key. Stay away from these common power vices in…

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7 Deadly Sins of Professional Communication

Whether digital or verbal, stay away from these common vices

Try steering clear of these seven communication vices, ensuring your successful career advancement.

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This week, we start our 7 Deadly Sins series, where we cover top mistakes, blunders and snafus of the office, from fashion to communication to management. Follow our series to ensure you don't make the same mistakes, and find ways to correct yourself if you have.

Office ethics and fashion choices can be tricky topics on their own. Put them together and it can easily create a major problem. Dressing for the office doesn’t have to be all work and no play. The key is finding that balance, and making sure that you’re sending the  right message. “Overall, one should really be concerned with how they  present themselves and how they represent the brand, meaning whoever you  work for,” says Shawn Outler, a Macy’s vice president.

BlackEnterprise.com spoke further with Outler to get insight on the top office attire vices and how not to commit professional style offenses. ---Dominique Hobdy

7 Deadly Sins of Office Fashion

Avoid these vices when it comes to your workplace look

Shawn Outler, a vice president at Macy’s, talks top office fashion vices and how to…

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#GT2012: Jodi Brockington Brings Her Networking Game to The Challenge

The mission of this "Master Connector": Making a difference, having fun and bringing as many "Friends of Jodi" as she can along for the ride

Attending the Black Enterprise Pepsi Golf & Tennis Challenge for the eleventh time, Jodi Brockington…

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7 Deadly Sins of Senior Professionals

Top vices that can derail workplace success of seasoned workers

Wanda Jackson, a senior vice president at The National Urban League — and a 20-year…

By Aisha M. Taylor

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Cool Jobs: Young Marketing Maven’s Early Internships Sparked Career Success

Brooke Ellis directs diversity media operations for GM

General Motors diversity media manager credits internships and mentorships with sparking her career success.

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This week, we start our 7 Deadly Sins series, where we cover top mistakes, blunders and snafus of the office, from fashion to communication to management. Follow our series to ensure you don't make the same mistakes, and find ways to correct yourself if you have.

When it comes to entering the workforce, the millennial generation are faced with many challenges. On one hand, they’re eager, determined and tech-savvy. On the other hand, they’ve been labeled as arrogant, pushy know-it-alls.

BlackEnterprise.com talked with two experts on the top seven vices that can facilitate a young professional's career downfall: Calvin Harris Jr., president of Harvin Consulting L.L.C. and Millette Granville, author of The Exceptional Leader:A Quick Guide to Personal Branding and Leadership Development (AuthorHouse; $12). Take heed as Harris and Granville give ways to improve your strategy for ultimate success. ---Jamie Harrison

7 Deadly Sins of Young Employees

These vices could derail a millennial's career early

Experts weigh in on top vices that can facilitate a young professional’s career downfall and…

By Jamie Harrison

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Motivational Monday: Be Your Own Golden Superstar

Get a gold medal in winning at life

Take a page from Olympic gold medal winner Gabby Douglas’ book and win in your…

By S. Tia Brown

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Cheap Chic for the Office: Women’s Fall Fashion Preview

Be sure you go into next season with these affordable staples

International stylists Ugo Mozie and Daver Campbell detail affordable, fall fashion staples for the office.

By Sirita Wright

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Africa’s Top 10 Women in Business

International leaders at the top of their game

Take a look at he top 10 women who are at the top of their…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Sudan’s Model Citizen: Alek Wek Returns to Help Boost Economic Development

Years after fleeing her country, supermodel working to rebuild it

International model Alek Wek lends her celebrity to humanitarian efforts in her native Sudan.

By Starrene Rhett

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5 Reasons Summer Is The Best Time To Job Hunt

As the months get hotter, your job leads may too

As the months get hotter, your job leads may too

By Black Enterprise

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How Not To Use Social Media On Your Resume

Be careful of how much you talk about social media on your resume

Be careful of how much you talk about social media on your resume

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‘Waiting to Exhale’ Sequel Screenwriter Michael Elliot Shares His Homeless to Hollywood Story

Michael Elliot, screenwriter for the highly anticipated 'Waiting to Exhale' sequel, 'Brown Sugar' and 'Just Wright' talks Hollywood, homelessness and Tyler Perry

By Lathleen Ade-Brown
We’ve all seen the films Brown Sugar, Like Mike and Just Wright, but little…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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‘Sparkle’ Actress Tika Sumpter Talks Hidden Talents, Hollywood Boss Moves

TV star expands repertoire to singing and performing

Actress Tika Sumpter talks ‘Sparkle’ role, working with Whitney Houston, showcasing hidden talents and Hollywood…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Tiffany Warren Advocates for Diversity in Advertising Industry with ADCOLOR

We caught up with the founder of ADCOLOR to discuss her career in advertising and the importance of diversity within the advertising industry

Founder of ADCOLOR discusses her career in advertising and the importance of diversity within the…

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Cool Jobs: Kimberly Holland, Manager to the (Olympic) Stars

CEO of Icon Management represent best of best in Track & Field

Kimberly Holland, a fierce female who represents the who’s who in Track & Field, overcoming…

By Gil Robertson

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Motivational Monday: Try Again

Like Aaliyah said, if at first you don't succeed, dust yourself off and try again.

Sometimes we do get burned out, but it is important to rally back.

By S. Tia Brown

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5 Ways to Stay Motivated … Even When Those Around You Aren’t

Use these steps to put your career in overdrive

Take these steps to remain motivated at your job, even when others around you are…

By Jamie Harrison

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Black Unemployment Drops Slightly In July

Will these numbers help or hurt President Obama's argument for re-election?

Will these numbers help or hurt President Obama’s argument for re-election?

By Black Enterprise

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Leadership Incentives: How to Boost Your Team Morale and Loyalty Today

Three vital factors that contribute to ultimate company success

As a leader, learn how to streamline processes and offer incentives to make your role…

By Marjorie Perry

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Careers in Faith: Twitter Followers Sound Off On Finding Your Calling

Experts weigh in on professional purpose, ministry and fulfillment

Black Enterprise Twitter followers weighed in on finding one’s calling, as experts gave their insights…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Actor and TV Host Terrence J Talks Hollywood Wins and Whitney Houston Memories

Former 106 & Park co-host taking career to the next level

Famous as co-host for BETs top-rated show “106 & Park,” Terrence J is making major…

By Janell Hazelwood

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8 Unwritten Rules Of Job Searching

Make sure you don't ignore any of these unwritten rules

Make sure you don’t ignore any of these unwritten rules

By Black Enterprise

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6 Career Lessons From Your Workout Routine

Holistic Health Coach Suncear Scretchen applies fitness tips to help with career goals.

Holistic Health Coach Suncear Scretchen applies fitness tips to help with career goals.

By Suncear Scretchen

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6 Steps to Tap Into Your Awesome Creativity

Real-life tips from the masters of innovation: artists

Take these steps to strengthen your creativity to perk up your innovation juices in the…

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As the world turns its attention to the 2012 London Olympic Games, take a look at male power players in the UK's capital, dominating in the arts, business, education and media. ---Octavia Goredema


Hip-Hop Artist, TINIE TEMPAH


Patrick Chukwuemeka Okogwu, also known as award-winning rapper Tinie Tempah, hails from south-east London. His double-platinum debut Disc-Overytopped the UK charts, creating major international buzz.


Founder of the independent label Disturbing London, the rapper has toured with Rihanna and Usher, and performed  at Glastonbury with Snoop Dogg. He has won numerous honors including Best International Act at the BET Awards, multiple Brit Awards, and several MOBO Awards.

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London’s Top Black Men Of Power

These men hold the torch for being industry leaders

As the Olympics brings captivation to London, take a look at UK men who are…

By Octavia Goredema

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How To Blog Your Way Out Of That Entry-Level Job

Here are three tips on how to skip an entry level job by blogging

Here are three tips on how you can skip an entry level job by blogging

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Jewelers, NATASHA FAITH & SEMHAL ZEMIKAEL


La Diosa jewelry has been worn by the world’s most powerful women including Oprah Winfrey, First Lady Michelle Obama and the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton.


Co-founders Natasha Faith and Semhal Zemikael met while studying at Sir George Monoux college in East London. Faith and Zemikael were inspired to launch their company after traveling the world, learning to make jewelry in Mexico. The award-winning company now operates from an official showroom in London’s jewelry quarter, Hatton Garden.


The design duo also serves as young ambassadors for The Prince’s Trust, a charity supporting the country’s most disadvantaged youth.

London’s Top Black Women of Power

Female professionals changing the game on an international playing field

As the Olympics brings captivation to London, take a look at UK women who are…

By Octavia Goredema

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Top 10 Highest-Paying Jobs That Require No Advanced Degree

Earn premium salaries with an associate's or vocational training

You don’t have to spend years in school to earn a premium salary. Here are…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Charismatic Leadership: 5 Steps to Boost Your Career Success

Strengthen your "it" factor for ultimate achievement

Charismatic leadership. It’s that dynamic, magnetic “it” factor. Some have it, and some don’t. Here’s…

By Amanda A. Ebokosia

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The Perfect Guide to Landing a Seasonal Job

Enjoy the luxury of flexibility and travel with these types of gigs

You can enjoy the flexibility of seasonal work, where you can travel, diversify your job…

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No. 2: Arts. Aspiring artists will face an 11.1% unemployment rate. Generally, non-technical majors have a significantly higher rate of unemployment.

College Degrees with the Highest Unemployment Rates

Here is a list of the top 7 college degrees with the highest unemployment rate in the country at the moment.

Here is a list of the top 7 college degrees with the highest unemployment rate…

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Cool Jobs: Music Producer Warryn Campbell, Master of Hit-Making Contemporary Soul

Musician's early start fuels long-lasting industry legacy

Powerhouse CEO and producer Warryn Campbell, has cranked out hits for heavyweights including Yolanda Adams,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Feminine Wiles: Why You Shouldn’t Use What You Got to Get What You Want

Using your mind--- not your body--- can reap better professional results

For some women, using feminine assets is neither unusual or uncommon for career advancement. One…

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Join Our Twitter Chat on Careers in Faith and Religion!

We talk balancing careers and ministry with Rev. Deborah Martin and Anthony Bradley, Ph.D.

On Monday, July 23 we chat with the Rev. Deborah Martin and Anthony Bradey, Ph.D.…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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3 Summer Productivity Killers

Beat those warm-weather urges to get lazy

Summertime can mean slacking off for some workers, but don’t get caught up in that…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Young Boss Moves: 4 Reasons Getting An Early Career Start is Essential

Professionals share how being teen workers led to future success

Getting an early start working can help instill discipline and build a solid body of…

By Aisha M. Taylor

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Free!! Books of the Week – Personal Branding

Free books to help you build your personal brand. Viisit our BE Rewarded site to enter

Free personal branding books, visit our BE Rewarded site to enter.

By Sasha King

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What a Cliché: 5 Most Overused Resume Phrases

Get rid of rhetoric and get to the tangible job skills

Overused resume cliches and buzz phrases can be a turnoff for employers looking for tangible…

By Aisha M. Taylor

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5 Tech Jobs Where You Can Escape the Cubicle

Here are a few cool, untraditional career paths for techies

You don’t have to be stuck in an office or cubicle farm if you work…

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Can’t Find a Job? Going Back to School May Not be Best Idea Either

Restrategizing your search before reinvesting in school might be a better option

If you’re having difficulty in your job search, seeking an advanced degree may not be…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Cool Jobs: Executive Blends Fashion, Web, and Business at StyleHaul Post

Digital media professional brings publishing background to popular network

Pauline Malcolm, senior vice president of global sales at StyleHaul Inc., talks the perks of…

By Sirita Wright

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Careers in Faith and Religion: Reverend Infuses the Power of Femininity in Ministry

Deborah M. Martin paves her own way and seeks to empower other women

The Rev. Deborah M. Martin embraces uniqueness and femininity in her ministry, serving as an…

By Aisha M. Taylor

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7 Awesome Jobs You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Perfect picks for the nontraditional job seeker

Of course the traditional career paths prevail, but these jobs are for the job seeker…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Entertainment Manager Yandy Smith Talks Value of Black College Experience

Former 'Love and Hip Hop' star's undergrad journey sparked future success

For ‘Love and Hip Hop’ star and entertainment manager Yandy Smith, a valuable experience at…

By Yandy Smith

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Careers in Faith and Religion: Theologian Banks on Thought Leadership and Intellect

Professor found purpose in molding next generation of faith professionals

Anthony Bradley, associate professor of theology and ethics at The Kings College in New York,…

By Aisha M. Taylor

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How Your Office Design Could be Bringing You Down

Decor adjustments could improve your mood---and productivity

Sometimes your drive to do well at work can be linked to your surroundings. Changing…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Careers in Faith and Religion: Music Minister Brings In-Demand Skill to Churches

Gift provides major component in the business of faith

Johnny Mercier uses his gift with music to make a major contribution in the business…

By Aisha M. Taylor

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Boss Quiz: What Type of Leader Are You?

Find out your powerhouse boss profile

From hip-hop mogul Jay Z to entrepreneurial prodigy Tina Wells, find out what leadership qualities…

By Dominique Hobdy

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Cool Jobs: Paul Martin Holds Key to Acquiring New Talent in Hollywood

'Get things done' personality drives career advancement for top stars

Key Sony Pictures Entertainment executive Paul Martin talks his recruitment philosophy and pushing for diversity…

By Gil Robertson

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Not a Fan of Self-Promotion? Here’s How to Advance Anyway

Even if you shy away from the limelight, it's good to be on the radar

Even if you’re not into the limelight, a little self-promotion doesn’t hurt in the workplace.…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Careers in Faith and Religion: A Woman’s Story of Balancing Ministry and Entrepreneurship

Businesswoman seeks equality in both enterprise and spiritual path

Aisha Taylor, minister and entrepreneur, accepted what she says was a calling to preach and…

By Aisha M. Taylor

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Careers in Faith and Religion: Young Imam Took Spiritual Path to Promote Interfaith Unity

Khalid Latif works to promote change in perception of Muslims worldwide

As an imam at New York University, Khalid Latif strives to change perceptions of Islam…

By Aisha M. Taylor

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5 Reasons Summer is the Best Time for Your Job Search

Take advantage of the perks of this season to find ultimate success

The daylight hours are longer and there’s more time to execute the best strategy. Summer…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Careers in Faith and Religion: Couple Took College Leadership to Church Pastorship

With marriage as a focus, together the Jenkins build on their professional calling

Cory and Courtney Jenkins dedicated their professional and personal lives to building their respective ministries…

By Aisha M. Taylor

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Cool Jobs: Travis Simons Advocates for Young Adults in Faith

Spirituality and professional leadership go hand-in-hand for powerhouse minister

Travis Simons, director of ministry at T.D. Jakes’ megachurch, The Potter’s House, embraced a passion…

By Aisha M. Taylor

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How to Innovate Within Your Company

If you're leadership-oriented, intrapreneurship is perfect for you

You can be an entrepreneur without leaving your full-time gig. Try intrapreneurship to tap into…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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3 Reasons Being A Brown-Noser Can Backfire

Sucking up to superiors can oftentimes do more bad than good

Sometimes sucking up in the office and do more harm than good.

By BlackEnterprise.com

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A Smarter Way to Update Your Resume

Key things to consider before adjusting a very important document

A resume is more than just a piece of paper full of experience. Here’s how…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Fraternizing with Coworkers: Going Beyond the Water Cooler

Find balance between being a cubicle hermit and overzealous social climber

Observe the benefits and downfalls of fraternizing with coworkers and how you can manage interoffice…

By Jamie Harrison

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Ready to Be Your Own Boss? Here’s Your To-Do List

Before you make the leap, create a plan to ensure your success

If you’ve made up your mind and decided to pursue self-employment, be sure to follow…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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How I Did It: Lula Washington Continues Legacy of African-American Dance Internationally

Theater co-founder brings awareness and instruction to all parts of the world

Lula Washington, co-founder of Lula Washington Dance Theatre, spreads awareness and instruction on African-American contributions…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Cool Jobs: Author and Entrepreneur Tionna Smalls’ Tell-It-Like-It-Is Approach Wins Audiences

How self-publishing led her to reality TV and business success

From the book shelves, to the TV screen and everywhere in between, Tionna Smalls dishes…

By Sirita Wright

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Top 7 Careers for Professionals with the Gift of Gab

If you're good at communications, these are the jobs for you

If your strong suit is communications, these are the jobs for you. The gift of…

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6 Steps to Taking the Leap Into A Totally New Career

Find the courage and start today pursuing your professional purpose

You can overcome fear and complacency by taking that first step toward your professional purpose.…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Toxic Management: 5 Signs of Passive Aggressive Leadership

In the office, direct authority can ensure effective team performance

Here are five signs of passive aggressive management and how you can either correct it…

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Top 10 Questions to Ask During a Job Interview

Don't leave without getting key insights about a prospective employer

Before you leave the job interview with the thought that you aced it, here are…

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Cool Jobs: ‘Artrepreneur’ Uses Web to Expose World to Artists of Color

Multimedia artist combines passion for artistry with business acumen

Najee Dorsey expresses his passion in his profession, while offering the international community a glimpse…

By Demetria Irwin

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Cool Jobs: 3 Fashion Heavyweights Sparking Tobago’s Fashion Awakening

These style professionals are helping widen scope of international exposure

We caught up with three power players behind Tobago Fashion Weekend, putting the island on…

By Starrene Rhett

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Workplace Wallflower: 5 Career Success Tips for Introverts

Ways to shine in the office and overcome shyness

Here’s how you can shine in the workplace even if your personality isn’t aggressive or…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Looking Back: Yandy Smith Talks New Ventures and Advantages of Love & Hip Hop

As new season begins with new Atlanta cast, a legacy of greater brand exposure continues

As a new season of Love & Hip Hop hits Atlanta, debuting June 18, we…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Three Things OKC Can Teach Employers About Young Professionals

With motivation and mentorship, newbies can help take companies to the top

Take a page from NBA Finals team Oklahoma City Thunder on how to motivate and…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Top 4 Tips for Multitasking at the Office

How to make the most of your hours at work

Hey, maybe there’s not enough time in the day. Here’s how to make the most…

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Mistake 3: Having a negative or arrogant attitude. 


Seldom in life does anyone rise to the top without paying their dues first. No matter what level you’re at in your career, your job will probably include some form of menial tasks. “Chances are many of the tasks that make you mutter, ‘Why do I have to do this?’ won’t go away with your first (or second, or third) promotion,” Winters says. “Suck it up and realize that everything is a learning opportunity. Then, look forward to the parts of your job that you enjoy.”

From the Mouths of Mentors: Top 4 Mistakes Recent Grads Make on the Job

Avoid these common mishaps to find continued career success

Professionals and career experts weigh in on factors that can contribute to a recent grad’s…

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Cool Jobs: Ross Burton Teaches the Value of Polished Beauty Around the World

Celebrity makeup artist offers his valuable experience to the everyday woman

Makeup artist Ross Burton has taken his experience working with heavyweights from Oprah Winfrey to…

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REGISTER NOW: Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit’s 10th Anniversary

It will be a landmark year for the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit in…

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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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