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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…

By Robin White Goode

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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

Office gossip about confidential matters can create a uncomfortable work enviornment (Source: Thinkstock)
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

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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,…

By Elayne Fluker

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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…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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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

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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…

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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…

By Joyce Jones

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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…

By Alan Hughes

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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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SEO For Jobseekers: How to Search-Optimize Your Resume

Experts weigh in on ways to get your resume to the top of a search engine scan

Blackenterprise.com spoke with Kenneth L. Johnson, president of East Coast Executives (ECE), Vice President of…

By Janel Martinez

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Sean "P. Diddy" Combs was fired by Andre Harrell as a 21-year-old exec at Uptown Records early in his career. Today, Combs has gone on to build a more than $300-million-dollar empire, with an expanding list of ventures under Bad Boy Worldwide Entertainment Group: Sean John Clothing and Sean by Sean; a movie production company; his own Ciroc vodka; his own fragrance; reality TV shows; a solo music career, as well as his collaboration with artists Dirty Money; and an acting career, including a role in the Oscar-winning Monster's Ball.

So You’ve Been Fired… Now What?: 7 Celebrities Who Survived the Axe

These famous figures show there is light at the end of the termination tunnel

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</a>Football star <strong>Michael Vick</strong> was infamously suspended and<strong> </strong>later released from the Atlanta Falcons…

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Time’s Up: Extended Unemployment Benefits Expire

Federal extended unemployment benefits ended Nov. 30, threatening to leave the jobless without much needed resources

The Senate’s decision not to renew federal extended unemployment benefits became a reality when yesterday’s…

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The DOs and DON’Ts of Change

A company is operating efficiently when it is achieving three things: retaining old customers, attracting…

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7Alternative Holiday Jobs

Whether out of school or out of a job, here's how you can make extra cash during the holidays

Good tidings and cheer isn’t all that comes with the holiday season; a lot of…

By Arlice Nichole

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So You’ve Been Fired… Now What?: How to Get Back in the Game

Experts prep job seekers with tips on re-entering the applicant pool

Blackenterprise.com spoke with reinvention strategist and founder of ME Unlimited Marshawn Evans, CEO of Full…

By Janel Martinez

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Calling All Moviemakers!

Sprite Refreshing Films gives teens who are creative writers and filmmakers a chance to see their dreams on the big screen

Sprite Refreshing Films is giving young filmmakers a chance to get their ideas to the…

By LaToya M. Smith

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10 Ning Networks You Need to Know

Connect with those who�ve already launched a business, grow with those who are trying to, and take advantage of helpful resources along the way

Here are 10 Ning networks you need to know so you can connect with those…

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Start an internship/externship: While you may only be out of school for a month and a half, it is still enough time to gain on-the-job experience with an externship or an internship. If need a jumping off point, reach out to professors, mentors and your network and spread the word that your looking to work over the break. Also, read your local newspaper to find out which companies are laying off workers--they'll be hard pressed to turn down free labor.

5 Winter Break Career Development Tips for College Students

Here are five things you can do this winter break to boost your resume and…

By Renita Burns

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Gabi Gregg knows a thing or two about Twitter. The 24-year-old founder of plus-size fashion blog Young, Fat & Fabulous caught the attention of MTV and was asked to participate in Follow Me: The Search for the First MTV TJ. Following a month-long competition that pitted her thumb-to-thumb against 19 others in a series of Twitter-based challenges, she won. Now she has almost 25,000 followers hanging on her every word, so learn from her success and avoid these common Twitter mistakes.

5 Twitter Mistakes You Should Never Make

MTV's first-ever Twitter jockey, Gabi Gregg, shares her tips on how to avoid tweeting people off

MTV’s first-ever Twitter jockey, Gabi Gregg, shares her tips on how to avoid tweeting people…

By Alisa Gumbs

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Brandi Simpkins and the Success of Her Rising Empire, B. Lynn Group

See how this wardrobe, makeup and hair stylist rose to the top of her industry

Brandi Simpkins, CEO of B. Lynn Group, manages the careers of the entertainment industry’s most…

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POLL: How Far Would You Go to Compete in the Job Market?

One surprising tactic smacks of ageism as some job seekers become desperate

Unemployment is still sky high and recent graduates have entered the worst job market in…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE

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Valeisha Butterfield Strives to Empower Women in Entertainment

Founder and Chair of WEEN tells how she turned her idea into a worldwide following

Blackenterprise.com talked with the industry savvy chairwoman about turning her dream into a reality, the…

By Janel Martinez

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Don’t Let Facebook Get You Fired

Be careful what you say about work online

You are around your coworkers for most of the day every day. So it can…

By Sonja Mack

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How to Maximize References in Your Job Search

Follow these do's and don'ts and avoid sabotaging a career opportunity

References are important in sealing the deal during and after a job interview.
So you’ve tweeked…

By Janell Hazelwood

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4 Tips on How You Can Become a Consultant

Use your base of knowledge to rebound from a layoff or make money moonlighting

There’s no question, a layoff can hinder the best laid plans. But for those with…

By Renita Burns

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How to Secure a Good-Paying Teaching Job

Make sure you're certified and build a network

I recently moved to Atlanta where, despite my significant experience and Ivy League degree, I’ve…

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POLL: Are Your Parents an Ideal Employment Strategy?

Creativity or foolishness?

A recent Wall Street Journal article reported that HR managers have fielded calls from the…

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Military to Mainstream: 20 Resources for Service Members and Their Families

Make the most of these services for active-duty servicemen and veterans

Here are a number of resources offered by the U.S. government and a number of…

By Renita Burns

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Unemployed? The White House and Monster.com Want to Hear from You

The Obama administration is giving job hunters the opportunity to sound off about the economy

The White House is teaming up with Monster.com to weigh in on the economy via…

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Earl G. Graves Sr. – The Green Beret   Before his involvement in politics and founding BLACK ENTERPRISE, Earl G. Graves served as a member of the 19th Special Forces Group, the Green Berets, in the United States Army. Graves is also an ROTC graduate, having attended Airborne and Ranger School.

Military to Mainstream: From Veteran to Business Leader

Entrepreneurs who went from the trenches to the boardroom

They may have spent years on the front lines but that’s not where their hard…

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How to Deal with the Boss From Hell

See why managing up could be your way out

See why managing up could be your way out

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Graphic Designer/Artist   Depending on who you are, bigger IS better. And if you work with graphics then a large screen and a fast graphics engine are essential. Toshiba's Satellite Notebook series is a great laptop to consider if you don't mind the extra load, you rarely travel or you're thinking about replacing your desktop computer.  They start out with display sizes as small as 11.6",  but you can get a 18.4" screen with a Intel Core i5-460M processor and 4GB of DDRM3 memory for $999.99, and Core i7-740 QM processor for $1,399.99. The i5 and i7 processors are Intel's newest cpu's with tons of power and speed for heavy multitasking. Some laptops in the Satellite series also come with AMD's Phenom II Quad Core processor P940  at a substantial cost savings. Although not as popular as the Intel Core series of processors the AMD cpu's also provide users an opportunity to run multiple applications simultaneously.

Slideshow: Laptops for Less Than $1,000

From Mini netbooks to huge notebooks, five computers that fit your profession

From Mini netbooks to huge notebooks, five computers that fit your profession

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Military to Mainstream: 5 People You Need to Know If You’re in the Military

A Who's Who for military resources

Here are five people all active duty personnel and veterans need to know.

By Renita Burns

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Military to Mainstream: Why Our Veterans Need Our Support Year-Round

The return from war is often fraught with battles at home and at work

Veteran’s Day. It’s that time of year when the nation turns its attention to the…

By Joyce Jones

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How to Work and Be an Entrepreneur, Too

You'll need to juggle your time and your budget

I am working on a business plan for a retail store concept. I am also…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Book Review: Black Faces in White Places

Authors Randal Pinkett and Jeffrey Robinson lay out a new game plan for black achievement in the age of Obama

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

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Three Passion-to-Profit Myths Debunked

Atlanta entrepreneur Tiffini Gatlin tells why you shouldn't make the leap on a whim

Some have an epiphany. Others know from the get-go. Tiffini Gatlin says a combination of…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Can CEO Moms Have It All?

Women in executive level positions make managing a company and household a possibility

The common perception that women in positions of power have to choose between their career…

By Janel Martinez

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Don’t Wait for Superman … Put On Your Own Cape!

We must do more than walk our kids to the end of the driveway to see them off to school

We must do more than walk our kids to the end of the driveway to…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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23 Black Executives Advancing the Television Network Industry

Meet these success stories behind the small screen

Television hasn’t always been welcoming for people of color, but with more and more African…

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A Black Businesswoman in China: Getting Around (Part 4)

The trains allow you a real sense of daily life

I highly recommend taking public transportation in the three metropolitan cities of Shanghai, Beijing and…

By Malla Haridat

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Venus Williams on How to Make Smart Decisions for Your Brand

The tennis champion shares her three guiding principles for success

Williams tells Black Enterprise that she attributes her stellar track record to her parents’ mentorship…

By Tomika Anderson

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EXCLUSIVE: Fired ‘Apprentice’ Journey from Homeless to Trump’s Boardroom

Gene Folkes shares what he learned from his reality TV experience

From hopeless and homeless to TV Nirvana, I was treated wonderfully by the cast and…

By Gene Folkes

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5 Networking Deal-Breakers

How to maximize your networking opportunities

How to maximize your networking opportunities

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How to Find a Book Agent

The resources are plenty

I am looking for a literary agent who handles children’s books. Do you know of…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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A Black Businesswoman in China: Learning The Language (Part 3)

You must study Mandarin and Cantonese if you really want to compete in the global marketplace

In our third installment of Doing Business in China, I am sharing my experiences on…

By Malla Haridat

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How Sex Plays Out in the Workplace

What women still do wrong as they try to advance their careers

Knowing the difference between passion vs. emotion makes a world of difference in your business…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Tips for Overcoming Sexist Attitudes at Work

Don't let negative views get in your way

I am a woman entering the field of information technology and I feel I’m not…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Finding Work That Makes a Difference

Opportunities in education offer more than just a job

Ky Adderley went from being a first-year teacher at age 26 to founding a charter…

By Laura Egodigwe

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Perfect Chemistry

An operations manager focuses on how to stand out in a competitive market

“Traditional product differentiators lose their effectiveness in overcrowded markets,” says Thaddius Ratliff. “Held hostage by…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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Let’s Go Team

When a retail professional leads by example, everyone benefits

You oversee 450 stores that employ approximately 75,000 employees. How do you keep employees motivated…

By Aisha I. Jefferson

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How to Break into the Accounting Field

I’m a 37-year-old recent graduate with a degree in accounting. Unfortunately, I did not do…

By Annya M. Lott

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McDonald’s COO Gives Three Keys to Career Success

Don Thompson tells how to get ahead in corporate America

In an exclusive interview with BlackEnterprise.com, Don Thompson, COO & President of McDonald’s USA, discussed…

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It's a good idea to have your cards printed in Mandarin, Cantonese or other Chinese dialect before you leave the States.

A Black Businesswoman in China: Don’t Skimp on Business Cards (Part 2)

In America, they are important. In China, they are critical to doing business.

One of the first things that any good cultural guide will share about doing business…

By Malla Haridat

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How to Deal With Professional Exhaustion

Here's some advice for maintaining a good work/life balance

At work, my department went from a staff of four to just one—me. Now there…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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The 5 Sexiest Jobs in Science

Intriguing careers in science, technology, engineering and math that are exciting and lucrative

Black Enterprise comprised a list of some of the sexiest jobs in science. While these…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Biz Expert Q&A: The Right Projector for a Successful Presentation

I travel a lot and give presentations before small groups. It’s always a hassle to…

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A Black Businesswoman in China: Traveling as a Foreigner

During a recent trip to China, Malla Haradat gained valuable insight into Chinese business culture

If you’ve read about the recent successful trip that the National Urban League hosted in…

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Career Expert Q&A: How Do I Advance at Work?

I work with the state of New Jersey as a clerk and don’t know how…

By Dale Coachman

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The Power of the P: How Women Can Win in a Male-Dominated Industry

Entertainment industry vet Shanti Das gives tips in new book

BlackEnterprise.com talked with Shanti Das, music industry vet and CEO of PressReset.me, on ‘the power…

By Janell Hazelwood

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10 Things You Should NEVER Do in a Job Interview

Don't sabotage your chances at getting the job

Most applicants believe that an interview for a job is how employers select the best…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Lock-Out: Virginia Moving Co. Says Dreadlocks Reason for Not Hiring a Man

A good candidate should not be turned away because of hair choice

Since when does a hairstyle trump qualifications or a resume full of experience? My two…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Don’t Miss Your Chance to Network With Intelligent Performers

A rare opportunity to make powerful connections and gain valuable exposure for your business

If you are a mogul in the making or talented business professional looking to take…

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STEM Spotlight: Technology With Human Sensibilities

Advice and news about careers, education, and business opportunities in science and technology

A computer that no one knows how to use is junk. Human centered computing scientists…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Board members are a nonprofits most valuable volunteers.

Nonprofit Insider: Why Board Service is Crucial to Fundraising

Information and resources for starting, running, and growing your nonprofit

If someone approaches you to sit on the board at a nonprofit organization, you might…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Real Estate Insider: ‘Housewives of D.C.’ Star Shares Her Passion

Real estate news and advice for individuals and investors

Stacie Scott Turner has gained fame being featured on Bravo TV’s The Real Housewives of…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Fashion Week 2010: The Master Behind the Scenes

Audrey Smaltz of The Ground Crew talks fashion show success

BlackEnterprise.com talked with Audrey Smaltz, CEO of The Ground Crew, on just what it takes…

By Janell Hazelwood

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STEM Spotlight: Mary J. Blige, NASA Pair Up to Get Girls Into Science

Advice and news about careers, education, and business opportunities in science and technology

Mary J. Blige is collaborating with NASA to inspire girls to pursue STEM careers. BlackEnterprise.com…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Your Virtual Career: 5 Tips to Maximize Your LinkedIn Profile

How to manage your Web presence for professional success

LinkedIn, one of the top social media sites for professionals, has become a social media…

By Janell Hazelwood

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It’s a Living: Computer Scientist for the FAA

Snapshots of professionals in a variety of interesting jobs

Love it or hate it, we all have to go to work, and each of…

By Sonja Mack

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Mentoring Insider: Become a Youth Mentor

Establishing, managing, and getting the most out of a mentor/mentee relationship

The Igbo and Yoruba people of Nigeria told us long ago that it takes a…

By Sonja Mack

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Is Your Business Ripe for Fraud?

Former FBI investigator offers tips on how to keep your company finances safe

There are simple steps a small business owner can take to reduce his or her…

By Alan Hughes

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Celebrity Side Hustle: Skateboarder Terry Kennedy Stakes His Claim on the Industry

The scoop on the entrepreneurial pursuits of athletes, entertainers and other stars

Professional skateboarder Terry Kennedy talked with BlackEnterprise.com about how he’s making his mark on the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Food Biz: Culinary Career Advice from a Top Chef

Information, advice, and everything an entrepreneur needs to know about the food business.

At 23, Kenny Gilbert was the first African American chef to work as chef de…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Get a GPS for Your Life

Principles of success from Black Enterprise CEO Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

Time and again, I chat with people, young, old, and in between, who don’t have…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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Managers Notebook: How to Delegate

Expert advice for managers and supervisors

When you have too many tasks, you spread yourself too thin and all your work…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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QUIZ: How Well Do You Delegate?

Do you have what it takes to hand tasks over to others? To accomplish more by doing less? Take our quiz to find out.

Your boss asks you to take on a high-profile project that will last about six…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Attract a Mentor to Your Business

A construction company owner shares the secrets to building a solid mentor-protg relationship

MAXI-CON2 President and CEO Julie Elliott offers some ways to make your business a more…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Wellness Insider: Working With a Mental Illness

Preventing illness and achieving wellness: health, fitness, and nutrition news for busy professionals

Should you talk to your employer about a mental illness? Dr. Carl Bell offers some…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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STEM Spotlight: How to Find a STEM-oriented College or University

Advice and news about careers, education, and business opportunities in science and technology

For African Americans, finding success in STEM fields is contingent on the amount of support…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Managing Credit: 4 Ways Bad Credit Can Hurt Your Career

Resources and expert strategies to help you boost, manage and protect your credit history

You’re all suited up and ready for a job interview with your dream company. The…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Economista: Top Job Search Websites

A money guide for the 20-somethings

Aside from CareerBuilder and Monster.com, there are a number of websites that will help you…

By Renita Burns

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7) Show them that science is translatable to other careers. Even if they don’t go on to be an actual engineer, there are so many opportunities for people who have science degrees, says Evans (pictured here). You can go into business and law because science makes people good leaders and problem solvers, says Evans, who has a dual engineering degree from Spelman and Georgia Tech, interned at NASA in college, and works as a patent attorney. Explain to your child or teen that a science degree will open up more doors to employment and make them more marketable after college.

STEM Spotlight: 7 Ways to Pique Your Child’s Interest in Science

Advice and news about careers, education, and business opportunities in science and technology

Looking for ways to pique your child’s interest in science and engineering? Well it starts…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Style Biz: How to Leverage Hair Shows Into Dollars

Insider tools for fashion and beauty industry success

Entrepreneur and celebrity stylist Janel Smith offers these tips on how to make the most…

By Janell Hazelwood

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It’s a Living: Business Systems Analyst

Snapshots of professionals in a variety of interesting jobs

Love it or hate it, we all have to go to work and each of…

By Sonja Mack

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Career Expert Q&A: 5 Ways to Avoid a Meltdown at Work

What we can learn from Jet Blue flight attendant Steve Slater

Job stress. We’ve all felt it at one time or another. It’s where the expression…

By Sonja Mack

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Economista: How to Pay for Grad School

A money guide for 20-somethings

While some students are fortunate enough to attend grad school for free through various programs,…

By Renita Burns

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Your Virtual Career: 6 Ways to Turn Off Recruiters

How to manage your Web presence for professional success

Millett Granville, diversity and college recruiting manager at Wells Fargo, shares some of the top…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Style Biz: How to Get Exposure for Your Designs

Insider tools for fashion and beauty industry success

In the fashion industry, image reigns supreme. The wrong pitch can make or break chances…

By Janell Hazelwood

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7 Tips To Marketing Your Authentic Self

Follow these steps and a career as a paid speaker could be yours

Have you ever thought of getting paid for all the professional advice you dish out…

By Karen Taylor Bass

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Green Insider: 7 Jobs That Could Be Green

Phillip O�Neil of Green DMV explains what makes a job green

First up, let’s address the green economy. There has been a lot of talk about…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Family Biz: 5 Tips on Working With Family

How to create a comfortable and fair environment for all employees

Working with family can be a catch 22. Make sure you employ these five tactics…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Making the Impossible Possible

Over the past 40 years, the mission of Black Enterprise has been demonstrated repeatedly by those who've graced its pages

As a 21-year-old assistant editor for black enterprise some 27 years ago, I was summoned…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Black Enterprise’s Extraordinary Journey

The modest monthly magazine I founded 40 years ago has become the uplifting force driving the ascent of African American entrepreneurs

Black enterprise was just a modest monthly magazine when I founded it 40 years ago—just…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Shirley Sherrod: A Rush to Judgment?

In the race to condemn Shirley Sherrod, everyone got it wrong

In the last 24 hours, Shirley Sherrod has gone from being portrayed as a racist…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Irony of Sherrod Debacle: Still No Relief for Black Farmers

Perhaps now, Congress will finally move on distributing the $1.25 billion that it agreed to pay black farmers

The Shirley Sherrod story has an ironic twist. For years, black farmers were losing their…

By Kenneth Meeks

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Reverse Racism or Hatchet Job?

Was racism charge manufactured or was the USDA right to get rid of Shirley Sherrod?

In this highly polemic society, people/groups will too often resort to any mean necessary to…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Putting Power Into Networking

Strategies to help you connect

Everyone tells you to network your way into job opportunities. What exactly does that mean?…

By Catherine Jewell

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What’s Your Nonverbal Communication Saying?

You use more than just words

Your nonverbal communications speaks louder than your words. “Over 90% of our communication is nonverbal,”…

By Gia Parker

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The Art of Business Seduction

Keys to convincing bosses, clients and colleagues that you are the one they want to do business with

In today’s ultracompetitive marketplace, succeeding in business has never been more difficult. “Every professional needs…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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5 Guiding Principles on What Makes an Effective Leader

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed's tenets to live by

What makes a good leader? Well, if check out the shelves of your local bookstore…

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POLL: Financial Reform Legislation, Unemployment Benefits

Will your money be protected? Will unemployment benefits hurt us?

Today, on the Warren Ballentine Show, Black Enterprise Editor-in-Chief Derek T. Dingle, discussed the…

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An Investment in Knowledge

Lifelong learners do something everyday to achieve their vision

Whether you are an entrepreneur or a corporate executive aspiring to higher levels of achievement…

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Your Coworkers Are Not Your Friends

When a colleague lets you down at work, don�t get mad � or even. It�s nothing personal.

The goal for most individuals at work is advancement. How do you achieve that? It’s…

By Sonia Alleyne

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A Lesson from LeBron in Emotional Intelligence

Cavaliers Owner Dan Gilbert's response to James' exercising control over his NBA career amounts to a flagrant foul

Emotional intelligence is the ability to manage yourself and your emotions, and to understand and…

By Marshawn Evans

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Cooking Channel Exec Talks Appetite for Variety

Programming takes food from just meals to a lifestyle

For Michael Smith, General Manager of the Food Network’s Cooking Channel, food is a delicious…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Quiz: Is it Constructive Feedback or Hating?

Answer these questions to find out whether you know the difference

Constructive criticism from others can help us improve different areas of our lives, but sometimes…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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4 Ways to Give and Take Criticism

Master the delicate art of offering and receiving feedback

Criticism can be tough to take and give, no matter how constructive it is. How…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Millennials: The New Breed of American Worker

Betts is one of 75 million people born after 1980 known as Millennials. And though…

By Brittany Hutson

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Where the Jobs Are: Health Information Technology

Recession-proof jobs are in healthcare

The health IT sector is booming despite the economic depression. This is mainly because of…

By Dale Coachman

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9 Tips to Becoming the Next Terry McMillan

Yes, you can work full time and become a published author

Are you a novelist waiting to exhale? If so, it is time to make your…

By Karen Taylor Bass

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5 Ways to Improve Your Visibility as a Leader

Good leadership requires teamwork

Effective leadership is a team sport, not a solo experience. You can’t effectively lead “in…

By Patricia Perkins

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5 Job Hunting Mistakes Grads Can Avoid

Be open-minded about your employment options

The authors of Your Career Game (Stanford Business Books; $24.95), Dr. Nathan Bennett, professor of…

By Gia Parker

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Unemployment Rate for Blacks Inched Lower in June

Payrolls drop by 125,000, reflecting loss of jobs for Census workers

The unemployment rate for African Americans inched slightly lower to 15.4% in June from 15.5%…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Women of Power

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

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

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

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

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