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Black and Gay in Corporate America

How a growing number of African American LGBT managers are breaking through isolation and fear within their companies

Sabin D. Blake, 34, has navigated the professional obstacles of being African American and gay…

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Many professionals in the workforce at some point in their career reach a crossroads where they must weigh their options and determine if they will remain at a company or quit and move on. According to the Department of Labor's March 2011 "Job Openings and Labor Turnover" report, 1.9 million workers chose the latter and left their jobs amid the recession.  Yet another report, by BlessingWhite, a global consulting firm, notes that the number of North American employees determined to leave their positions has nearly doubled since 2008, from 7% to 13%. Blackenterprise.com spoke with Joey Price, human resources specialist and founder of career services firm, Push Consultant Group L.L.C., on seven signs that quitting and moving on may be your best option. —Souleo

7 Signs It’s Time to Quit Your Job

Stuck in a dead-end job? Take a cue and go for the career opportunity of your dreams

Joey Price, human resources specialist and founder of career services firm, Push Consultant Group L.L.C.…

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Ready for a Career Change? Make That Move Today

Here's four things to consider before stepping out on faith toward a new professional path

If you’re no longer challenged and dread staying where you are in your career, it’s…

By Aisha M. Taylor

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Baseball’s Top Black Executive Ready to Partner with Minority Businesses

League's Diverse Business Partners Program provides resource for small firms

There are many young businessmen and women who dream of a high-powered job in professional…

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Shuttle Stars: America’s Black Astronauts

A look at 20 African American pioneers of aeronautics

The final launch of Atlantis on July 8 will mark the end of the American…

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About This Issue: Coming Out At Work

We’re not going to pretend this was an easy topic for Black Enterprise to consider...

Being Black in corporate America is hard enough but being Black and gay almost career…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Black Enterprise President & CEO Butch Graves welcomed the attendees to the forum and previewed what was to come

20/20 Vision Forum: Black Enterprise and Walmart Talk Employment

20/20 Vision Forum, focused on Job Creation and Career Opportunities in the Next Economy

Black Enterprise and Walmart presented 20/20 Vision Forum: Job Creation and Career Opportunities in the…

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Get the Pay Raise You Deserve

When it comes to your salary, don't just settle for less

A capable and skilled professional should never feel obligated to continue working for an employer…

By Aisha M. Taylor

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WATCH: Al Sharpton’s 3 Steps To Job Seeking Success

National Action Network president says it takes vision and strategic action to combat joblessness

The Rev. Al Sharpton, in a speech at the Black Enterprise 20/20 Vision Forum, urged…

By Janell Hazelwood

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A Working Online Presence

A former hospitality professional’s LinkedIn profile leads to an opportunity with a workforce management firm

In February 2009, Naiema Thomas was laid off from her position as senior director of…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Blacks Losing Ground on Corporate Boards

The number of blacks serving on the boards of the nation’s 100 largest publicly traded…

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Change of Mind!

Large-scale corporate change is never easy. And it can be further challenged by individuals who…

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Getting That First Job

There is some good news for new GRADS in this challenging economy.

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Selling Change

It would be wonderful if good ideas could simply stand on their own, assert…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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Are African Americans Afraid of Science?

Noted astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson discusses lack of minority representation in his field

Noted astrophysicist discusses lack of minority representation in his field and how parents and role…

By Alan Hughes

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Brand Flexibility: 3 Ways to Communicate with Empathy

Being successful in business is not just about what you do but how you do it—take note

For executives looking to build a stellar personal brand, your ability to communicate is as…

By Marshawn Evans

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Former Computer Salesman Shifts Gears into Public Speaking Career

With a passion for motivating people, this orator went after his purposeful dream

A former Dell computer salesman, Jonathan Sprinkles took his gift of gab to pursue his…

By Aliya Ewing

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Take the Three Ps with You to Ace Your Job Interview

Bring preparedness, promptness, and prayer for a confident arrival

Come armed with the three Ps and you won’t miss out on job seeker success

By Aisha M. Taylor

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10 Fashion Essentials for the Office

Madame Noire highlights 10 fashion must-haves for women in the office

Madame Noire highlights 10 fashion must-haves for women in the office

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Cool Jobs: 10 Professions That Make the Daily Grind Worth It

The Atlanta Post highlights 10 cool jobs where the perks match the work.

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Former Lawyer Succeeds Online as Man Behind MediaTakeOut

Fred Mwangaguhunga went from practicing law to launching the popular gossip site

MediaTakeOut.com founder Fred Mwangaguhunga took aspirations of working for himself to leave behind a successful…

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3 Ways to Restore, Reassess & Rejuvenate Your Executive Brand

Follow these steps to help define your personal brand

Career columnist Marshawn Evans tells you what steps to take to help define your personal…

By Marshawn Evans

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Star Songwriter Talks About Conquering the Music Biz

Roc Nation singer and composer details how to make it in music

The Atlanta Post caught up with Roc Nation singer and songwriter Makeba Riddick to talk…

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Making the Most of Job Seeking on Social Networks

Maximize your chances of landing a position by using proper strategy

Maximize your chances of landing a position by using proper strategy

By Aisha M. Taylor

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NFL Players’ Negotiator Maintains Game Face

Organization leader fights tough battle to protect athletes' interests during lockout

DeMaurice Smith, president of the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA), navigates player negotiations with…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Five Job Benefits You Should Be Using, But Aren’t

See how these perks won't just benefit your career, but your overall personal and financial life

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If you’ve been working at the same company for more than a year, it’s…

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Be Assertive at Work Without Being Called Out Your Name

How to be taken seriously as a woman in the workplace

How to be taken seriously as a woman in the workplace

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No Luck Finding a Job? Widen Your Search Net

Take the nontraditional route to find career opportunities

Columnist Aisha Taylor details nontraditional ways to find a job

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Executive Presence: 6 Ways to Standout at Work

How to tap into your professional "it" factor

Columnist Marshawn Evans details how to tap into your professional “it” factor

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Is It Cheating to Have a ‘Work Husband?’

Madame Noire blogger says fine line shouldn't be crossed with male colleagues

Madame Noire blogger explores the ‘work husband’ and professional lines that shouldn’t be crossed

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The Purpose-Driven Professional: 4 Steps to Crafting a Personal Mission Statement

See how possessing a sense of purpose is essential for your career growth

Learn how to cultivate your purpose for life success

By Marshawn Evans

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Let Recession Be a Motivator for Your Career Progression

Career expert Aisha Taylor tells you how to revive your career despite challenges

Career expert Aisha Taylor gives tips on how to create your own job opportunities

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Tools For Professional Challenges

Authors provide a collection of game-changing strategies

Much has been made—and rightfully so—of the need for America’s institutions to embrace diversity and…

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How a theme-park executive handles the ups and downs of business

Last year, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment company, which operates 10 theme parks in five states,…

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Top Executives in Diversity

Our editors identify the leaders of corporate inclusion

True diversity happens at the top—that’s why Black Enterprise focused on this select group.

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Say a Good Word

How to really work your references

At the end of many résumés there is a line that reads “References furnished upon…

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Runner’s High

Marathoner uses sports as a training ground for life

Like many entrepreneurs during the recession, Temeko Richardson felt pressures on all fronts. A slowdown…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Expanding Your Inner Circle

How to network on LinkedIn—outside of your immediate connections

LinkedIn is saturated with some of the world’s top decision makers, and the company says…

By Marcia Wade

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Drinking is the Job

How a former bartender is creating the opportunity of a lifetime

Financially strapped in the midst of the Great Recession and with one semester left to…

By Sonia Alleyne

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A New Way to Keep Score: Giving Back

Those words have served as a guiding principle of my life. In our 24/7, pressure-cooker…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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Interviewing the Interviewer

What to ask before you accept the job

“So many people are desperate to find work, that they are more focused on selling…

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You Wore That To Work? Really? No, Really?

They say clothes make the man (or woman) so be mindful of what message your wardrobe is conveying about you

Every dress code shouldn’t be like that of a white shoe law firm. What makes…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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10 Highest-Paying College Degrees

Find out which majors can get you paid in a major way

Find out what majors can get you paid in a major way

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The Pros and Cons of hiring remote workers

Virtual Networking 201: Snagging a Quality Mentor Online

Four steps to get you on the right track to making connections

Career expert Marshawn Evans shares four essentials to courting a virtual mentor

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Don’t Be Afraid to Consider Relocating to Get Your Dream Job

Proper research and planning are key in a long-distance job search

Job search expert Aisha Taylor says, though a long-distance job search can be stressful and…

By Aisha M. Taylor

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Saying Goodbye to Barden

In the wake of Don Barden's passing, we remember the casino tycoon at his best and share his lasting words of wisdom

Casino tycoon and millionaire Don Barden passes away from cancer. Black Enterprise editor Alan Hughes…

By Alan Hughes

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Virtual Networking 101: Connect Online and Boost Your Career

Here's how to create and cultivate fruitful, mutually beneficial relationships

Here’s how to create and cultivate fruitful, mutually beneficial relationships

By Marshawn Evans

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6 Twitter Accounts to Follow to Get the Job

These tweets can bring you that much closer to job seeking success

Twitter accounts that can help you get that much closer to the job of your…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Congratulations to Our Resume Makeover Winner!

Not selected in this round? Don't fret--other offers on the way!

Not selected this time around? Don’t fret–other offers on the way!

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We all could use more ways to save money. And why not conserve the earth while doing it? Here are a few ways you can conserve energy -- and cut expenses -- by being eco-friendly.

5 High-Paying Jobs and How to Get Them

Mix fulfillment and financial prosperity with a career in these industries

Columnist Aisha Taylor offers a guide to careers in high-paying industries

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4 Ways Black College Grads Ruin Good Job Options

How poor financial fitness can hinder employment opportunities

Columnist details how poor financial fitness can cost grads jobs

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5 Things to Look for in a Virtual Mentor

Columnist Marshawn Evans tells how to expand your options with a 'virtual' network

Columnist Marshawn Evans tells how to expand your options by creating a virtual network

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Film Executive Will Packer: Bounce TV Will Be Nothing Like BET

With new Steve Harvey movie, Packer tells how he's making a mark in Hollywood

With new Steve Harvey movie, Packer tells how he’s making a mark in Hollywood

By Tomika Anderson

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7 Ways to Land Your Dream Internship

Buzz Marketing CEO Tina Wells tells how to score the best summer internship

Buzz Marketing CEO Tina Wells tells how to make sure you have the best options

By Tina Wells

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How to Prepare for Job Performance Evaluation

10 ways you can be ready for work evaluation

Madame Noire details 10 ways professionals can prepare for their job performance review

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How the Government Can Help Reduce the Jobless Rate for African Americans

Columnist Lynnette Khalfani-Cox tells why the government needs to step in

Columnist Lynnette Khalfani-Cox tells how government help would remedy problem

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Book Review: Produced By Faith By Devon Franklin

Christian and top film executive Devon Franklin shows how to succeed in Hollywood--or any industry--without selling your soul

Produced by Faith: Enjoy Real Success Without Losing Your True Self is an excellent book…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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The Problem with Traditional Mentoring

Columnist Marshawn Evans tells you why being more assertive is crucial to your career success

Columnist Marshawn Evans tells you why being more assertive is crucial to your career success

By Marshawn Evans

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7 African American Mayors Under the Radar

A roundup of Black mayors who have earned distinction in their communities

The Atlanta Post highlights seven municipal leaders that, although are overlooked by the national spotlight,…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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In today's job market, hiring managers see hundreds of resumes cross their desk and in boxes every week. So what's the best way to be sure yours shines above the rest and gets you an interview? Check out these five tips to ensure your resume gets noticed and leads to call backs for opportunities. —Aisha Taylor

Get Hired!: 5 Ways to Get Your Resume Noticed

Job seekers tips for a stand-out resume

Check out these five tips to ensure your resume gets noticed and leads to call…

By Aisha M. Taylor

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7 Diversity Professionals Who Are Changing the Game

Today's diversity intiatives involve much more than hiring or doing business with Afircan Americans. These diversity leaders explain how

Today’s diversity initiatives involve much more than hiring or doing business with African Americans.

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Not Heading Straight to College? See 6 Alternative Options for Recent High School Grads

A four-year college isn’t the next step for every high school grad. Here, six non-traditional options

A four-year college isn’t the next step for every high school graduate. Check out these…

By Janel Martinez

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Get Hired!: Expert Solutions on How to Land Your Dream Job

Top answers on getting professional training, HR opportunities and changing careers

Black Enterprise editors answer questions from job seekers on advancing their career and finding job…

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Less is more. Overcrowded, unorganized, and hard-to-read resumes are likely to be placed at the bottom of the pile or moved into the trash bin on employers’ e-mail accounts. A well-formatted yet modest resume is more likely to get noticed than one with several fonts, overcrowding, confusing templates and inappropriate graphics. Your resume should be detailed yet concise while avoiding typical resume mistakes. Employers prefer easy-to-read resumes that clearly outline your skills and accomplishments.

Get Hired!: 10 Reasons Your Job Resume Is Being Ignored

These common mistakes could be holding you (and your career) back.

Avoid unsuccessful efforts in your search because of resume mistakes

By Janell Hazelwood

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4 Branding Tips to Help Students Get Accepted to College

Follow these expert tips on personal branding to score that coveted acceptance letter from the school of choice

BlackEnterprise.com spoke to Marlon D. Cousin, managing partner of The Marquin Group, about establishing your…

By Janel Martinez

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Win a FREE Resume Makeover!

Get free career consulting advice from an expert who will make your resume shine!

Are you a job seeker who has sent out countless resumes and wonders why you…

By Elayne Fluker

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Get Hired!: 4 Tools Every Job Seeker Needs for Career Success

Essentials you should have to get the job you deserve

BlackEnterprise.com presents the tools for success with job seeking and trying to advance your career.

By Janell Hazelwood

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What You Can Learn from… the Barry Bonds Conviction

When it comes to your career, there are things you should do to protect your rep and not fall victim to the competition.

When it comes to your career, there are things you should do to protect your…

By Sonia Alleyne

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LinkedIN Adds Apps, Widgets, and Daily News to Beef up Platform

Three features that will help you stay connected and expand your online presence

Three features that will help you stay connected and expand your online presence

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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3 Ways to Snag More Blog Opportunities

Tips to find a balance in the saturated Web market

Tips to find a balance in the saturated Web market

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Entrepreneurship is no longer a term solely reserved for former business execs and seasoned employees. Gone are the days where young adults stick close to the traditional career path. Instead, today's trailblazers are creating their own opportunities. And some of the smartest among them will join BLACK ENTERPRISE next month at our annual Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference. Check out these young leaders under 35—BE Nexters—who are carving a space for themselves in the tech, social media and beauty/fashion industries, to name a few.

10 Young Entrepreneurs to Watch Out For

Tomorrow's leaders are already here. Check a few notable candidates to raise the bar in business and beyond.

Tomorrow’s leaders are already here. Check a few notable candidates to raise the bar in…

By Janel Martinez

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Paul Brunson Goes From Businessman to Love Doctor

Business grad finds his match in the business of Black love

Business grad finds his match in the business of Black love

By Qimmah Saafir

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Star Jones Dishes on New Book, Celebrity Apprentice, the Working Woman

Reality TV star advises women to "leave the tears at home" and "put on your big girl pumps"

Reality TV star advises working women to “leave the tears at home” and “put on…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Dhani Jones: A Man For All Seasons

NFL linebacker ventures into mens' fashion, philanthropy and TV

NFL linebacker ventures into mens’ fashion, philanthropy and TV

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How Asking the Right Questions Can Help You Get the Right Job

Anxious to start working? Of course you are. But before you sign your offer letter make sure you ask these key questions

Anxious to start working? Of course you are. But before you sign your offer letter…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Crisis Management: How to Respond When Your Personal Brand is in Jeopardy

Damage control can go a long way in saving you or your business during times of scandal

Damage control can go a long way in saving you or your business during times…

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Best known for his portrayal of Tee Tee on BET’s The Game, Barry Floyd earned his position in the spotlight the hard way. With ambitions of being a writer, the Philadelphia native headed to Hollywood to follow his dreams, but like many aspiring scribes, he saw those dreams deferred. Following a string of production assistant jobs on such TV series as Cuts, Everybody Hates Chris and Girlfriends, Floyd fell into acting when one of the Girlfriends performers was late for rehearsal and he was asked to stand in. Impressed with his performance, the casting director suggested Floyd audition for a part on an upcoming show called The Game. “I had no intention of acting,” he explains. “I was just in the right place at the right time.” 	During the course of the show’s inaugural run on The CW network, Floyd sharpened his acting skills, earning more camera time in the process. Now, at the close of the sitcom’s resurrected season on BET, the actor is refocused on his initial goal, working as the head writer on the online sketch comedy series, Purple Stuff TV.  Managing to navigate his way through the bright lights of Tinseltown, Floyd shares a few of his trade secrets with BlackEnterprise.com.

Barry Floyd’s 6 Steps to Making it in Hollywood

The writer-turned-actor from BET's 'The Game' explains how he made it and you can too

The writer-turned-actor from BET’s ‘The Game’ explains how he made it and you can too

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Switching Jobs: What Happens to My 401(k)?

When making a career move, be sure to know your options and protect your retirement money

Four options for handling retirement plan assets when you change jobs

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Hip-Hop Business Maven Mona Scott-Young Talks Running the Show

The media exec details why she branched out and why women need to network like men

The exec producer of VH1′s ‘Love & Hip Hop’ discusses her latest venture

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10 Employee Training Mistakes to avoid

9 Executive Education Programs That’ll Help Your Career

Going back to school for additional training or certification can give you a competitive edge

Going back to school for additional training or certification can give you a competitive edge

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Changing Lanes: French Teacher Opens Detroit’s First Creperie

Following her dreams, Torya Blanchard turned her passion for French cuisine into a flourishing business

Following her dreams, Torya Blanchard turned her passion for French cuisine into a flourishing business

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Women at Work: Are You a Workhorse or a Show Horse?

A woman’s guide to improving how she’s perceived in her organization

A woman’s guide to improving how she’s perceived in her organization

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3 Tips to Keep Boomers in the Job Game

See how these resources can help you remain competitive

See how these resources can help you remain competitive

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How to Deal with a Boss Who’s Younger Than You

How you can learn from--and teach--the young professional

Methods baby boomers can use to cope with the generational gap

By Janel Martinez

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Why You Should Really Take All of Your Vacation Time. (No, Really)

Stop being a martyr for your job and give yourself a break

In a survey conducted by the career development organization Right Management, 46% workers polled admitted…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Reverse Mentorship: How Boomers Can Learn from Generation Y

Let experience and age work to your benefit among a young workforce

Let experience and age work to your benefit among a young workforce

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Women at Work: Act Like a Lady, Play Ball Like the Guys

Five reasons why women should think like athletes to get ahead at work and in business

Five reasons why women should think like athletes to get ahead at work and in…

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I know you’ve heard it a million times: Social media is important. But what does this mean for your brand, and what are the initial steps that you need to take? Being active in the social media space can be the linchpin of growing your business. For those still unsure of where to start and how it can work, here’s a quick guide to getting started.

6 Ways to Grow Your Business Through Social Media

Just being online isn't enough, Tina Wells explains how and why being active online is good business

Just being online isn’t enough, Tina Wells explains how and why being active online is…

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Anatomy of a Young Boss: The Makings of a Leader

Here's how to nurture the inner workings of a young business leader

Here’s how to nurture the inner workings of a young business leader

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Is It Ever Okay to be a Stay-at-Home Dad?

When traditional and modern clash, how do roles reverse when it comes to your careers?

When traditional and modern clash, how do roles reverse when it comes to your careers?

By Elayne Fluker

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When I interviewed Renetta McCann in 2003 as Black Enterprise’s Corporate Executive of the Year, the now former CEO of Starcom MediaVest Group in Chicago was, at the time, the only Black woman to hold the chief executive seat at a major firm. When asked about influences in her career, one seemed strikingly odd--it was Don Corleone, the central character in the classic book and movie The Godfather. McCann said following his guidelines were instrumental in her climb to the top. Here are her five takeaways from the infamously celebrated mob boss that women can use in the workplace.

5 Ways to Keep It (Professionally) Gangsta at Work

Five professional lessons women can learn from The Godfather's mob boss Don Corleone

Five professional lessons women can learn from The Godfather’s mob boss Don Corleone

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7 Habits for Highly Effective Wannabes

Tools to nurture successful life principles

The Atlanta Post highlights how to develop habits for life success.

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7 Personalities Who Went from Reality TV Fame to Business Success

When one thinks of reality TV, the first thing that often comes to mind is…

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Managing the Outdoors

Shannon Smith found a career that combined her love of animals and nature

Shannon Smith, project leader at Kaua’i National Wildlife Refuge Complex, oversees three refuges in Hawaii

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Knowing When to Leave

Four signs you're in a dead end job

With more than 15 million people unemployed, many feel grateful to simply have a job—no…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Acing the Test

What you need to know before applying to business school

With the economic recovery stalled and seismic shifts in major industries keeping the unemployment rate…

By Denise A. Campbell Laidler

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Women on the Job Need Advocates, Not Advice

A recent study from Catalyst, a nonprofit organization that works to increase business opportunities for…

By Sonia Alleyne

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The Legal Game

This attorney plays by a different set of rules in sports

After nine years working as an attorney in the sports industry, Eve Wright has learned…

By Sonia Alleyne

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On Their Behalf

Choose the best retirement plan for your employees

Only 18% of small business owners participate in a 401(k) or thrift plan according to…

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Rallying the Troops

AIG senior executive Jessica Isaacs finds there's a formula for managing a globally diverse team

When Jessica C. Isaacs began her international work with financial services company AIG 16 years…

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50 Power Moves to Improve Your Life

Sure-fire ways to advance your finances, career, small business and lifestyle

Sure-fire ways to advance your finances, career, small business and lifestyle

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REFLECT ON WHAT YOU HAVE TO OFFERMost people go in [to the conference] thinking about what they can get, but think about what you can give, says the author of The 10 Laws of Career Reinvention. Reflecting on your self-worth, from a professional standpoint, will help when it's time to communicate what you can bring to the table. Be clear on your value and what you have to offer.

9 Ways to Optimize Your Conference Experience

Follow these simple tips the next time youre at a conference and see what opportunities emerge

The sixth annual Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit kicked-off yesterday at the Ritz-Carlton, Grande…

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3 Easy Ways to Solidify Your Personal Brand

Tina Wells explains why marketing yourself matters, whether youre an entrepreneur or not

Marketing is a reality of our everyday lives. Everywhere we turn, we see it, smell…

By Tina Wells

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Women of Power: Debra Langford on Successful Networking Strategies

How to build quality connections for professional and personal advancement

Women of Power speaker Debra Langford, vice president of inclusion and business diversity at NBC…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Natural Hair and Professionalism. An oxymoron?

Is it possible to reach the C-suite without straight hair?

Is it possible to reach the C-suite without straight hair?

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14 Black Game-Changers Who Started As Rhodes Scholars

Prestigious fellowship helped spark success of exemplary doctors, authors, professionals

The Atlanta Post highlights achievements of exemplary African American Rhodes Scholars.

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What You Can Learn from…Iyanla Vanzant’s Flubbed Exit Strategy from Oprah

A few key tips to help you gracefully bow out, while keeping your career on-track

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I watched the Oprah Winfrey Show…

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On the Job: Gender Discrimination in the Workplace

It's not just female employees who face sexism in the office; this is a universal issue with costly repercussions

Kimberly Osorio, the first female editor-in-chief of The Source, and colleague, Michelle Joyce, the then-vice…

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On the Job: Gender Identity & Sexuality Discrimination in the Office

As the LGBT community fights for equality in the workplace, one transgender employee tells his story

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As a young girl, Kylar Broadus (born Karen) always knew…

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Obesity Can Mean Plus-Sized Scrutiny at Work

How to handle bias based on weight and protect your rights

How to handle bias based on weight

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The HBCU Debate: Are Black Colleges & Universities Still Needed?

Started as a response to racism and starved of financial support, HBCUs have to do more with less

Critics have called them a race-based anachronism. Others have said worse: They’re inferior, they’re in…

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On the Job: Should HIV Status Be an Office Secret?

Having a life-threatening illness is hard enough, but dealing with discrimination at work because of it is can make it even more difficult

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Tracy Mack thought…

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Dealing with Religious Discrimination in the Office

Whether a devout believer or an atheist, disputes over religion can wreak havoc

Whether a devout believer or an atheist, disputes over religion can wreak havoc

By Anslem Samuel

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Woman of Power Bethann Hardison Shares Her Golden Rule of Success

The fashion industry tour-de-force knows a thing or two about wielding power

Having paved the way for the Tyras and the Naomi Campbells of the fashion industry,…

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How To Build Your Ultimate Small Biz Support Network

Buzz Marketing Group CEO Tina Wells gives 7 steps to gaining support for your small business

Buzz Marketing Group CEO Tina Wells gives 7 steps to gaining support for your small…

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Breaking the Glass Ceiling: How One Woman Did It

Adriane Brown is a trailblazer and known as one of the most powerful women in business

As president and COO of Intellectual Ventures, an invention investment firm based in Bellevue, Washington,…

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Financial Worker Quits Job to Tackle Juggling

Paris the Hip-Hop Juggler overcame career-threatening back surgery to pursue his childhood dream

Paris Goudie was just 12 years old when the Big Apple Circus outreach program came…

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Getting Started: How One Corporate Exec Went from Workdays to Doggy Daycare

Entrepreneur Robin Crawford shares three things small businesses can learn from Corp. America

Entrepreneur Robin Crawford shares three of her most valuable lessons from stints at such companies…

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How to Ace Your Skype Interview

On-camera interviews can be more difficult that in-person. Here's how to wow them either way

Technology certainly brings with it many business advantages and efficiencies. But with all the benefits…

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Black Enterprise’s 6th Annual Women of Power Summit is fast approaching, kicking off in two weeks, February 23, 2011.  What better way to prepare for the opening ceremony than to explore our top 10 Women of Power picks ? Check out the montage of savvy businesswomen, media mavens, and political powerhouses who are leaving their mark on history in their own way.--Janel Martinez

Top 10: Women of Power

Businesswomen, media mavens, and political powerhouses who are leaving their mark on history in their own way

Black Enterprise’s 6th annual Women of Power Summit is fast approaching, kicking off in two…

By Janel Martinez

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Disney Imagineer Davie is all smiles

How to Make the Most of a Career (and a Life) Abroad

Mike Davie moved to Germany to design a Disney cruise ship for kids and adults

Mike Davie moved to Germany to design a Disney cruise ship for kids and adults

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Be self-aware and personally responsible. "Learn how to be more comfortable in your own skin," Collier says. The more you understand yourself, the more you can be comfortable in your mannerisms and the more comfortable people are going to be in their interactions with you.  	For more on executive success in the workplace: 	How to Deal with the Boss from Hell 	Step Your Game Up with a Career Coach 	How to manage your feelings

The Boss Effect: How Small Gestures Make Big Impressions

Executives, learn to use executive amplifiers to your benefit

For executives and managers, sweating the small stuff can mean big results. Here’s how to…

By Janell Hazelwood

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50 Power Moves to Improve Your Life

Sure-fire ways to advance your finances, career, small business and lifestyle

Sure-fire ways to advance your finances, career, small business and lifestyle

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How Women of Power Network!

Whether you're learning or leading the pack, join us for the ultimate networking event for women who mean business

Whether you’re just learning or you’re leading the pack, join us at the ultimate networking…

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When it comes to salary, know your worth: Wait to discuss salary after you’ve been made an offer. At that point, don’t walk into the situation thinking you should accept the base rate or what the company is offering you. You’ve done your research and know your skill set, so now you can gauge what’s appropriate for you in comparison to your industry. Present a salary range to your employer. They may decline your rebuttal, but chances are they will try to reach a middle ground with you.

Two Deals? One Choice. How to Negotiate So You Make the Right Decision

The founder and CEO of Full Circle NY offers tips to making the best career decision for you

BlackEnterprise.com spoke with Karen Nethersole, Esq., founder and CEO of Full Circle NY, about ways…

By Janel Martinez

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Examine your career vision and develop a strategy: What do you want? Where do you want to be in five years? "After you have answered these questions and more, think about what you can get from your current job that prepares you for where you are going," Colemon says. "How might you gain more training? Can you work from home one day a week? Is there a new project, task, or goal that can be led by you? Tuition reimbursement? There are a million things to ask for, but what is relevant to your specific needs, desires and goals?"

4 Ways to Boost Your Salary Today

How to ask for what you're worth and actually get it�even in tough economic times

Expert tips on how to get a salary increase and get what you’re worth

By Janell Hazelwood

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Sanya Richards-Ross Goes for the Gold in Her Career, Business and Personal Life

How the Olympic medalist balances her life and her ambitions

Two-time Olympic gold medalist, Sanya Richards-Ross, doesn’t intend to be defeated. Not as the world’s…

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Be sure to also read these other tips for entrepreneurs... Want to pitch YOUR business at our Entrepreneurs Conference? Click here to enter! Top 10 Tips for Young Entrepreneurs 5 Mistakes Millionaire Entrepreneurs Make 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Growing Your Business Internationally

7 Ways to Maximize Your Company’s Profits

Venture capitalist and author Mark Thompson shares the fundamentals of staying in the black

<li>One of the first rules in entrepreneurship is do whatever you do profitably. And when…

By Alan Hughes

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Career Gear Gives Men of Color the Confidence (and Clothes) They Need to Move Forward

Thanks to donations from celebs and everyday folks, one organization helps men in need dress for success

For many, it’s hard enough to line up a job interview in this down economy,…

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Want to Earn a Man’s Salary? Negotiate Like Him

How women can get what they're worth in the workplace by manning up!

African American women earned about 62 cents for every dollar white men made in 2009,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Changing Lanes: Wall Street Trader Quits Job to Pursue His Dreams

Anteneh Addisu was already successful in the finance world, but he gave it all up for a career in music

Anteneh “Anthem” Addisu, 25, loved working on Wall Street. Making close to $150,000 a year,…

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Health care and social assistance --Due to the constant dependency on this industry, it's been stable throughout the job market insecurity. "We haven’t seen the dramatic declines in health care that we’ve seen in other categories throughout the recession, but there’s sill sizable growth year-to-year." The Monster exec describes the industry as "recession proof." Jobs that are experiencing growth in this industry are occupational therapists, physical therapists and speech pathologists.

On the Job: Top Industries to Break Into This Year

Where the jobs are! 5 industries you�ll want to enter in 2011

BlackEnterprise.com spoke with Matthew Henson, vice president of public relations from Monster Worldwide, about why…

By Janel Martinez

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On the Job: How to Reinvent Yourself and Land That Dream Gig

A career-advice expert provides 7 ways to recreate your professional persona

BlackEnterprise.com spoke to Senior Editor of Monster.com and HotJobs about how networking can lead you…

By Janel Martinez

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WATCH: Working Your Style with Daisy Lewellyn: Your Power Look

5 essential tips you need to dress for the job you want; not the job you have

Are you a woman of power? Are you a man on the move? Then look the part…

By Elayne Fluker

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On the Job: 7 Signs You’re Burnt Out & Need to Make a Career Move

When and how to throw in the towel

Seven indicators its time for a career change

By Janell Hazelwood

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Against a backdrop in which the buying power of  African-Americans continues to grow and digital media has increasingly become the medium of choice for consumers, BLACK ENTERPRISE unveils its first-ever roster of Top Executives in Marketing & Advertising in our February 2011 issue. Ranging from C-suite professionals to BE 100s leaders, these men and women promote the world's most celebrated brands through initiative and innovation. They engage consumers using traditional mediums and social media, target influential multicultural segments and generate millions in revenues in the process. To give you an idea of the creativity and savvy of these high-powered professionals—our full list includes more than 100 execs—we have identified 12 with campaigns that demonstrate why they deserve to be among our best and brightest.

12 Top Innovators of Marketing and Advertising

African Americans not only have buying power, they take control in the boardrooms that market and advertise to us

Against a backdrop in which the buying power of African Americans continues to grow…

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Leadership Lessons From the Navy Video Scandal

How to lead by example and rally your troops

Honors’ crude videos can be a teaching moment for corporate managers about leadership, especially…

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TED WILLIAMS: It was the first feel good story of the New Year: homeless man with a "golden voice" becomes a YouTube sensation overnight and receives a job offer from the Cleveland Cavaliers, a home, and an emotional reunion with his estranged mother after more than 20 years apart.  For Williams, this was more than a come up, it was a second chance to redeem the man he once was, the man he lost to decades of drug abuse and crime.  Williams' inspiring story has reinvigorated hope in millions of Americans that miracles do happen.

10 Remarkable Career Comebacks

Life has a tendency of knocking us down (just ask Ted Williams). These individuals found a way to get back up and gain a second chance at success

BlackEnterprise.com recognizes those who have reigned supreme after hitting on hard times.

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In the News: Danyel Smith Named Editor-in-Chief of Billboard

The seasoned journalist takes top position at the music industry trade publication.

Earlier this morning noted journalist and author Danyel Smith announced that she had taken on…

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10 Creative Ways to Make Extra Money Now!

To quote Shakespeare: “To Thine Own Self Be True” applies to finding the right “Survival…

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Register Now for Women of Power Summit and Get $200 Off!

Use our exclusive discount code to get $200 off the registration fee, then join us in Orlando Florida in Feb!

Ntozake Shange. Marion Jones. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton. Bethann Hardison.
 They’re powerful women we admire, women…

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Don Thompson’s Recipe for Growth

McDonalds president and COO reveals why innovation and diversity make the Golden Arches sizzle

As president and COO of McDonald’s Corp. for the past year, Don Thompson has been…

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Racial Jokes in the Workplace

Being mindful of what we say is not only the right thing to do-- it's good business

DJ Cipha Sounds of Hot 97 made an inappropriate joke that cost him his integrity…

By Janell Hazelwood

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The Only 5 Social Media Sites You Need

Tired of keeping up with all the social networks? If you�re a professional or an entrepreneur, stop wasting time and focus on these essentials

Tired of trying to keep up with all the social networks? If you’re a professional…

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3 Simple Ways to Shine on Social Media

You know you need to be on Twitter and Facebook to promote yourself or your business, but you dont know what to do when you get there. Heres a plan

It’s easy to assume that just because you have a profile on a site and you…

By Alisa Gumbs

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Washington Report: Congressional Black Caucus Opposes Obama Tax Plan

How will the plan impact the lives of African-Americans? The debate continues

The Congressional Black Caucus and the White House delivered dueling messages about how President Obama’s…

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The Apprentice 2010: Final Task Performance Review, Conclusion

Trump has hired his newest apprentice. But we couldn't help but wonder: Is it time for business reality show to retire?

By now, it’s certainly no secret that Trump passed over Clint Robertson to hire Brandy…

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Go the non-profit route with  ModestNeeds.com  Founded in 2002 by Dr. Keith P. Taylor, Modest Needs offers three types of grants: back-to-work grants, independent living grants and self-sufficiency grants. The site offers  'flouting maximum grants' of up to $1000 or 7.5% of your documented, annual household income per family unit. “They provide bridge grants, basically to kind of get you through times like these,” says Kenneth L. Johnson, president of East Coast Executives (ECE). For more on unemployment benefits, read: Time’s Up: Extended Unemployment Benefits Expire So You’ve Been Fired…Now What

5 Ways To Maintain After Losing Unemployment Benefits

Here�s what you can do to stay afloat post-long-term unemployment benefits

Here are five ways to deal with the ending of extended unemployment benefits.

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Being the Boss: 3 Imperatives to Great Leadership

Harvard professor and author Linda Hill tells entrepreneurs why real management is about influence

Leadership isn’t about getting things done yourself – it’s about accomplishing things through others, says…

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WATCH: Digital Discussion with Bossip CEO Marve Frazier

The young business woman talks about her rise to the top of the digital empire and new blog launches for 2011

The BE Nexter gives us the inside scoop on how she went from investing $8…

By Janel Martinez

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10 African Women of Power

From global ambassadors to young international leaders, these 10 African women have truly showcased what…

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[RECAP] Activate Conference Wows and Inspires New York City Power Women

The Activate Conference, held Sept. 20 at the Times Center in NYC, featured speakers Keke…

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