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Now Read This: Know What Makes Them Tick

Ground-breaking exec Max Siegel shares his mastery of the art of negotiation

Max Siegel has built an astonishing track record of succeeding as an outsider and transforming…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Just Like A Woman: Focused on the Job? Not Always Good

Following the advice "work hard and keep a low profile" will usually leave you overworked and overlooked

The best campaigns are framed by a successful message—one that is well thought out, consistent,…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Reinvention Required

Handle unforeseen change with confidence and smarts

Thomas Venable Jr. loved his job as a senior graphic Web designer. The e-mail marketing…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Taking It to the Next Level

A leading career expert offers advice for female career development and advancement

In her latest book, Career GPS: Strategies for Women Navigating the New Corporate Landscape (Amistad;…

By Dale Coachman

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Higher Learning

Research presents several factors that can lead to increased graduation rates for black men

By 2020, President Barack Obama envisions America leading the world in producing college graduates; however,…

By Brittany Hutson

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Since You Asked: Transitioning Into a New Career

Finding the best strategy to make the leap

I’m looking to make a career change within the next two years. I’m very interested…

By Dale Coachman

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Giving New Thought to Funding

Philanthropic executive discusses Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

With the U.S. in the thro es of a national recession, demands for social services have…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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Green Power

How to find your next opportunity in energy

The need for alternative energy sources as well as the importance of energy conservation and…

By Shahdai Richardson

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Branding From the Inside Out

An insurance professional sells internally first to get bottom-line results

When one thinks of building a brand, they automatically assume that the brand is for…

By Benice Atufunwa

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A Polished Image Improves Brand Confidence

Know how to dress appropriately, with confidence and grace, for the your professional environment

A polished image is defined as a well-put together style, which reflects and captures the…

By Karen Taylor Bass

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Do You Wanna BE NEXT?

We're spotlighting a new generation of gifted, innovative business achievers. Is that you or someone you know? Tell us all about it!

Black Enterprise is looking for the brightest, current and future corporate professionals, entrepreneurs, and leaders…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Utendahl Joins Deutsche Bank Americas as Vice Chairman

Utendahl Capital Partners founder will help increase presence of minorities on Wall Street

John O. Utendahl, founder of Utendahl Capital Partners L.P., has joined Deutsche Bank Americas Holding…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Women & Money: The Gender Wage Gap Could Cost You $2 Million

The financial consequences of working while female add up to many missed opportunities

For all of us who are guilty of WWF (working while female) we already know…

By Patricia Stallworth

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Jumpstarting Your Personal Brand After Mommy-hood

R&B Singer Monica shares her tips that keep her 'Standing� strong as she re-invents her career

In mommy-hood, how do you re-invent your personal brand to incorporate your new status when…

By Karen Taylor Bass

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Retool For Career Success

Five ways to capitalize on business trends in 2010

New standards will drive business for 2010. Here’s how professionals can leverage them for…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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Cyberwise: Belated Blogger?

Am I too late in the game?

I want to begin a blog for my event planning business, but every time I…

By Dale Coachman

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Snap Out of the Career Rut

Five self-motivation steps to achieving success

A 2009 survey conducted by job search engine Careerbuilder.com found that 40 percent of employees…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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From Tiger to Elephants, Lizards And Frogs

Has your image taken a hit? Take a cue from Accenture's new re-branding strategy

Accenture may have gotten lost in the “woods,” but they somehow ended up in the…

By Marshawn Evans

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Tips From the Top of the Food Chain

Copreneurs offer three things every entrepreneur needs to know

Angela Cauley and Ian Blount discovered the perfect recipe for success. Mixing three tablespoons of…

By Renita Burns

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Light a Fire to Your Motivation

Steps to reignite your drive for success

The discontinuation of incentive plans, expensive job perks, and exorbitant employee benefits is leaving many…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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Misfired Desire

What you can learn from the �departure� of Desir�e Rogers

Let’s face it. An early “departure” from a coveted position in the White House…

By Marshawn Evans

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Lost in Emotions?

Gain better control by managing your feelings

Above IQ or expertise, a person’s ability to identify and manage his or her feelings,…

By Ayana Dixon

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Overcoming Gender Differences

A new report adds a different perspective to the glass ceiling discussion

As women of color continue to make strides in the workforce, the rate at which…

By Brittany Hutson

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Since You Asked: How to Break Into Marketing

Externships could be a key to changing professions

I recently completed my undergraduate degree in business marketing at 38 years of age. I’ve…

By Dale Coachman

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The 20-Bucket System

A nonprofit professional learns to streamline organizational leadership

Sustaining a nonprofit can be challenging in any economy, but in a recession it can…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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Where The Jobs Are: Information Technology

How and why IT jobs will dominate the 21st century

In 1992, when Rebecca Williams began working as a paralegal, she had every intention of…

By Brittany Hutson

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One-on-One with B. Smith

Lifestyle Guru B. Smith sits down with BLACK ENTERPRISE Editorial Director Sonia Alleyne to talk…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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Since You Asked: Jobs Don’t Match Qualifications

It's critical to stay motivated and flexible

I’m a 27-year-old graduate with a M.B.A. who lives in a small town in the…

By Dale Coachman

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A Conversation with Audrey Smaltz

Woman of Power Legacy award winner Audrey Smaltz, has enjoyed a successful 55-year career in…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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A Conversation with Aulana Peters

Woman of Power Legacy award winner Aulana Peters is a retired partner of Gibson, Dunn,…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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A Conversation with Hon. Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D

Hon. Shirley Ann Jackson, President, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, was appointed by President Obama to serve…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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A Conversation with Alexis M. Herman

Woman of Power Legacy award winner Alexis M. Herman is the first African American ever…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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Is Your Brand Bold, Beautiful, & Determined?

It may be trite but it is very true: First impressions are everything

How do you create the perfect brand – in life and in business? Branding is…

By Karen Taylor Bass

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intrapreneurship

Leveraging Innovation Through Intrapreneurship

How to master a powerful tool in combating workplace challenges

Intrapreneurship, the practice of an employee creating valuable innovation with a new product or service…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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My Turn to Take the Stage

The magic of pow-wowing with like-minded women

At the Women of Power Summit, moderator Chana Garcia loved all the bold-faced names in…

By Chana Garcia

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Ursula Burns: Most Powerful Woman in Business

Black Enterprise Business Report profiles powerplayer Ursula Burns, CEO of Xerox, the first African American…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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‘Yes! Yes!’ Live Blogging Lisa Nichols at the Summit

How uncomfortable are you willing to be in 2010 to get what you want?

Motivational Speaker Lisa Nichols: “I’m having my strongest financial year because I decided not to…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Johnnetta B. Cole Explains the Power of the Noah Principles

Age-old story inspires mantra for success

In 2008, Johnnetta B. Cole addressed the third annual Women of Power Summit and roused…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Keeping Former Bosses on Your Radar

Don't miss out on a good networking resource

Just because former employers fall off the bottom of your resume doesn’t mean they should…

By Heather Boerner

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Gear Up For Post-Recession Success

This is the ideal time to upgrade skill sets and learn new industries

As companies work to rebuild their businesses with fresh ideas and forward-thinking personnel, career and…

By Denise A. Campbell Laidler

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Women of Power: What’s Your Second Act?

Learn the tools to take your life to the next level

Is it time to reinvent yourself? Redefine your purpose? Redirect your life? Whether you’re looking…

By LaToya M. Smith

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One-on-One with Hilda Solis

Black Enterprise Business Report Host Caroline Clarke examines President Obama’s economic agenda with Hilda Solis,…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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One-on-One with Karen Mills

Black Enterprise Editorial Director Alan Hughes examines President Obama’s economic agenda with Karen Mills, Administrator,…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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A Conversation with Dennis Hightower

Black Enterprise Editior-in-Chief Derek T. Dingle sits down with Dennis Hightower, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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Step Your Game Up With a Career Coach

Get the right guidance to make power plays

After serving nearly eight years with Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications, in 2008, Michelle Greene, director…

By Brittany Hutson

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Healthcare Jobs Galore

An aging population and new initiatives bode well for employment in this industry

Whitney Goldsberry wasn’t surprised to land a healthcare job within two weeks of receiving her…

By Benice Atufunwa

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Breaking Into Communications

How to transition into a new career

After working for nearly a decade in human services, I obtained my master’s degree in…

By Dale Coachman

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Building Security for Business Success

Savvy CEO tells how to get the most out of your business

Mary Parker, president and CEO of All(n)1 Security, grew her company from one woman at…

By Maya Payne Smart

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The campaign to introduce more black people to careers in the advertising industry is named the fictional ad exec played by Eddie Murphy in the film Boomerang

The Boomerang Effect

Movie character inspires one man to promote change in the advertising industry

Early last year, the NAACP, in conjunction with Washington, D.C.-based law firm Mehri & Skalet,…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Charting The Growth Industries

Where to begin your search for employment

This is our kickoff of a yearlong series on where the jobs are.

By Brittany Hutson

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Approach the Right Strategy With B-to-B

How to effectively transition into profitable business-to-business

One opportunity entrepreneurs should consider when revising or creating a new business plan is making…

By Emerald S. Morrow

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In the Black

A budget-savvy executive advises on staying competitive in an economic crunch

In three years as vice president of distribution, J. Phillip Holloman, President & COO of…

By Laura Egodigwe

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Book Excerpt: Expect to Win by Carla Harris

Capturing the power of being uniquely you

According to Carla A. Harris, a twenty year veteran of Wall Street, knowledge and diligence…

By Carla Harris

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Buy second-hand technology or swap with acquaintances or friends. Okay, don't gasp. Technology can be the most fast-paced and competitive when it comes to change and keeping up with the latest. But if you really don't need the new bells and whistles, why not buy a refurbished cell phone or a used computer? Many are in great condition, are less expensive, and you won't be contributing to the tons of waste created by discarded gadgets.

Gaining Concensus on ‘Green Jobs’

Panelists debate business, professional opportunities at Black Enterprise conference

During the Black Enterprise “Conversation on Energy” forum, panelists discussed strategies for creating and getting…

By Andre Williams

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Getting the Green Conversation Started

From policy to engagement

Black Enterprise gathered top-level executives from businesses and organizations within the energy industry in Washington…

By Andre Williams

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BE Next: Making the January 2010 Cover

Using multimedia to introduce Generation Now

Behind the scenes at a BE Next cover shoot.

By LaToya M. Smith

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Tiger Woods: Golfer or Inmate?

'Vanity Fair' cover shines harsh light on golf's (former) golden boy

Was “Vanity Fair” magazine fair in its portrayal of Tiger Woods, or did the magazine…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Psychological Strategies Can Push Performance

A recruiting executive learns to better assess changing organizational dynamics

“In a vastly diverse, global, and multicultural marketplace where all other factors are becoming increasingly…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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Reclaim Yourself

Last year was tough. Youve probably taken a beating emotionally and financially. As a new year unfolds, resolve to create a new you

Whatever crisis you’re dealing with, it’s just a point along the way to where you’re…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Need a Job Boost? Try the Healthcare Industry

Solid pay, diverse options provide prime opportunities

As the nation’s economy begins to recover from its dramatic tailspin, industry prognosticators are forecasting…

By Denise A. Campbell Laidler

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Make Your Network Work for You

Build a winning Rolodex to expand your success

CAR_WinningRolodexThe public relations business is not so much about what you know as it is…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Census Numbers: The Golden Ticket to Millions of Jobs

Recovery Act legislation creates jobs in the bureau

With the advent of Census 2010 looming, the U.S. Census Bureau has put in place…

By Denise A. Campbell Laidler

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Earl Lucas

Earl Lucas is the first African American Lead Exteriors Designer in the history of Ford…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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Make Your Meeting a Success

Simple etiquette can help you seal the deal

You’ve made contact and are hoping to acquire a new client, get more business from…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Developing a Social Media Hiring Strategy

How to use social networking sites to find employees

Leveraging social media as an effective hiring tool may be an attractive choice for companies,…

By Bridget McCrea

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Paul Williams

Paul Williams, Executive Director, Dormitory Authority State of New York.

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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Valerie Daniels-Carter

Valerie Daniels-Carter heads V&J Holding Companies, one of the nation’s largest African American- and woman-owned…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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Monetizing Memories and Personifying Brands

Prop master talks passion and being his own boss

If one man’s junk is another man’s treasure, then Kenyan Lewis has made a living…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Social Networkers for Hire

Companies are increasingly looking to social media specialists to market their brand and connect with consumers

The last thing Aliya S. King expected to find in her inbox back in May…

By Brittany Hutson

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Making Your Words and Actions Count After Workplace Gaffes

How to rebuild your reputation and trust with coworkers

Most of us have been there. From unwittingly mispronouncing someone’s name to accidentally sending a…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Angela Guy

Angela Guy, General Manager, Soft Sheen-Carson, discusses her strategy to expand her market-share in the…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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Straight from the Bosses’ Mouths

What managers say makes a great intern

For students looking to clinch that ideal job, landing an internship can bring you closer…

By Renita Burns

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Matt Carter

Matt Carter, CEO, Boost Mobile, shares his strategy to shake up the pre-paid wireless phone…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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Candace Matthews

Candace Matthews, Global Chief Marketing Officer, Amway and Black Enterprise’s 2009 Corporate Executive of the…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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How I Found My Opportunity

Freelancer turns social networking into dollars

Aliya S. King worked as a freelance writer for nearly 10 years, but six months…

By Brittany Hutson

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Is Your Job Search Tax Deductible?

If you�re on the job prowl, Uncle Sam can help

Just the thought of searching for a job can be exhausting. With all these necessary…

By Renita Burns

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Getting the Most Out of Your College Tour

Tap into a vital resource in choosing the right school

Here are one guidance counselor’s recommendations to assist students of color to choose schools that…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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2007 Women of Power Legacy Award Winner
Judith Jamison: Former Artistic Director, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Backtalk with Judith Jamison

Trailblazing choreographer discusses her barrier-breaking career

World renowned choreographer, dancer, and author Judith Jamison has broken many barriers in her career.…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Go With Your Gut

Honing intuition can sharpen business decisions

In 1969, as the first black woman to earn an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School,…

By Maya Payne Smart

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Rising Up the Corporate Ladder

Climbing past personal obstacles to a greater level of success

Despite enjoying more than 26 years in human resources, personnel veteran Mike Guyton recently took…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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Strengthening Your Skill Set

Rapid changes in todays economy and workplace require a focus on updated skills.

How to strengthen you skill set.

By Brittany Hutson

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The Art of Effective Communication

Strategies for clear instructions

A healthcare industry maven with more than 25 years of experience in the field, Jesse…

By Benice Atufunwa

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Legacy Bank

Margaret Henningsen and Deloris Sims, co-founders of Legacy Bank, tackle economic discrimination in their community…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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The Y(awn) Generation? I Beg To Differ

Is Gen Y less motivated than its predecessors?

We only buy designer duds. The latest smart phone is No.1 on our priority list…

By Renita Burns

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Talent Agent Uses Perseverance, Savvy to Represent Hollywood’s Elite

Acquiring mentors, paying dues key to success

Tracy Christian not only represents a talented client list which includes celebrity entertainers like actors…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Gen. Colin Powell

Retired Gen. Colin Powell discusses his mission to bridge corporate executives with the next generation…

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Inside the Black Corporate Directors Conference

Organizers of the Black Corporate Directors Conference discuss the challenges of increasing the number of…

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Women on Corporate Boards

Mary Winston, Senior Vice-President & CFO, Giant Eagle talks about the challenges and solutions that…

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Diversity in Corporate America

Carl Brooks, President/CEO, Executive Leadership Council, fights for diversity at the highest levels of Corporate…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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Navigating an Awkward Interview

How to dodge inappropriate questions with savvy

Most interviewers stick to job-related questions. But let’s face it: Some are socially awkward, untrained,…

By Heather Boerner

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Paula Boggs

Paula Boggs, EVP & General Counsel, Starbucks Coffee. As the head of the Law and…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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Economic Recovery Act, Pt. 2

Gary Locke, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce, lays out the government’s commitment to…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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Economic Recovery Act, Pt. 1

Rick Wade, Deputy Chief of Staff, Dep. of Commerce and David Hinson, National Director, Minority…

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Healthcare Reform Agenda, Pt. 2

Aetna CEO Ron Williams explains what healthcare reform means to insurance companies. (Part 2)

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Healthcare Reform Agenda, Pt. 1

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius defines Pres. Barack Obama’s message on Healthcare Reform.…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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Learn to Make the Most of Your Day

Seven time management strategies for business owners

For most business owners, there simply aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything…

By Bridget McCrea

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How I Landed My Gig

Get creative and stand out above the rest to win your dream job

Instead of sending out mass resumes and cover letters, I decided to tailor each cover…

By Renita Burns

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Clever Ways to Land the Interview and Snag the Job

Competition is fierce and you should be, too

With dizzying layoffs signaling employers’ reluctance to fill payrolls, securing an interview can turn into…

By Renita Burns

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How to Handle Your Severance Package

You may have more options than you know

Once you’ve been offered a severance package, it’s tempting to accept it right away. With…

By Benice Atufunwa

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Recession-Proof Healthcare Jobs

Opportunities for franchising, self-employment

The number of employees on company payrolls continues to decline in most industries. But in…

By Cliff Hocker

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Take Your Dream From Concept to Company

Six ways to make your vision a reality

Every aspiring entrepreneur maintains a vision of what professional success looks and feels like for…

By Bridget N. Armstrong

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How I Got My Opportunity

Executive's lessons helped take him to majors

Derrick Godfrey in his last position was a Vice President at Lehman Brothers Holding Inc.…

By Shahdai Richardson

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How Recent Graduates Are Navigating the Job Market

Young jobseekers talk challenges, alternatives

The “Class of 2009” balloons have long since deflated and that graduation bouquet is now…

By Renita Burns

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Multimillion-Dollar Grant Competition Funding New Job Training

Recovery act to pay for training, job placement

The U.S. Department of Labor announced Tuesday a $220 million competition to fund projects training…

By Shahdai Richardson

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The Changing Roles of the Chief Diversity Officer

As diversity recruitment is threatened by record layoffs, CDOs must strive to be strategic partners

Many a chief diversity officer (CDO) finds themselves watching the dismantlement of succession planning models…

By Gregg Smith

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Are Online Classes the Right Fit For You?

Discipline key when completing coursework

The obvious advantage to enrolling in an online school is the flexibility that it allows…

By Benice Atufunwa

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40 Best Companies For Diversity: Where the Jobs Are

Massive cuts and layoffs continue but as companies restructure, opportunities for job seekers will increase. Do you have what these organizations are looking for?

Massive cuts and layoffs continue but as companies restructure, opportunities for job seekers will increase.…

By Sonia Alleyne

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How Legitimate are Online Schools?

Be informed before exploring a convenient, viable option

For professionals looking to advance their career, earning a certificate or even an advanced degree…

By Benice Atufunwa

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How Your Performance Review Can Help Save Your Job

Set yourself apart with a shining assessment

Performance reviews and self-appraisals are used by companies to judge your performance, but they’re also…

By Benice Atufunwa

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Transition into Your Career of Choice

Explore your options when finding a new occupation

Darlene Proctor had never planned to be a nurse for the rest of her life.…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Unpaid Furloughs Instead of Pink Slips

How both employees and employers can benefit

At the quarterly faculty/staff assembly at Stillman College last August, several employees expressed concern about…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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U.S. Africa Command Leader Talks ROTC, Piracy

Gen. William 'Kip' Ward working to develop security programs

Two years of mandatory participation in Reserved Officers Training Corp. at Morgan State University in…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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A Plan for Black America in the 21st Century

100 Black Men pushes empowerment through achievement, education, and community development

Over the past few days, the venue for dialogue and action focused on black America’s…

By Derek T. Dingle

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When Applying to College, Branding Is Key

Five tips to transition from 'student' to 'brand'

Oprah Winfrey and Coca-Cola are probably two of the most recognizable brands in the…

By renita burns

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Winning Advice From Michael Jordan

Former NBA great stresses teamwork at Wal-Mart annual shareholders meeting

The Wal-Mart Annual Shareholders Meeting is part business meeting, part awards show and part People’s…

By Derek T. Dingle

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EC: Mays Chemical Company Inc.

A.G. Gaston Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient: Mays Chemical Company, Inc. founded by William G. Mays.…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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EC: PRWT Services Inc.

PRWT Services Inc., headed by Willie F. Johnson, was named Industrial Service Company of the…

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EC: Rep. Maxine Waters

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), Sr. Member, House Financial Services Committee, discusses the Obama Administation’s Public…

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EC: Legacy Bank and Sanders Wingo

Financial Services Company of the Year: Legacy Bank, co-founded by Deloris Sims and Margaret Henningsen.
Advertising…

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Next in Line, but Don’t Say Nepotism

Burgeoning BE 100s leader talks tools for success

Imagine being an integral part of an advertising company legacy that includes millions in billings…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Not All Honorees Get Awards

At New York Women's Foundation event, I surprisingly find inspiration in the expected

Shaquana Blount
Very early yesterday morning, the New York Women’s Foundation took the time to honor…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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The Cutting Edge: Five Tips for Securing a Summer Internship

You may not have a gig yet, but it�s not too late

Summer is approaching, and if you’re bummed because you didn’t get that stellar internship or—let’s…

By Renita Burns

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Aviation Veteran Talks Re-entering the Workforce

Skills upgrade, confidence important for retirees, seniors

With company layoffs and cutbacks, workers across the nation are struggling to navigate a tough…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Barry Rand

Barry Rand, CEO, AARP, talks about the job market for Baby Boomers.

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Filling the STEM gap

Technology giants chip in to remedy minority blight

Thanks in part to our technology-dependent lives and our country’s economic woes, the demand for…

By Chana Garcia

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Watch Your Tone

The importance of e-mail etiquette in any business setting

Useful for its speed and reach, e-mail is a preferred method of communication and an…

By Benice Atufunwa

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Getting the Job

What you might be missing on closing the deal

Job hunting is never easy, so it’s no wonder that so many professionals are even…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Shaun Donovan

Shaun Donovan, Secretary, U.S. Housing and Urban Development, discusses the Obama Administration’s Homeowner’s Affordability &…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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Managing Your Profile

What your social networking presence says about you

Social networking sites such as Facebook, Myspace, and Twitter have allowed people to share their…

By Benice Atufunwa

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Lisa Jackson

Lisa Jackson is the first African American to head the Environmental Protection Agency. Jackson shares…

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What’s Your Next Move?

Making the switch from for-profit to nonprofit

An unprecedented demand for social services, a rapidly retiring workforce, and a shortage in experienced…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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An All-Inclusive Earth Day

Van Jones says a green workforce can be economic cure all

Like the afterschool programs of yesteryear, green jobs guru Van Jones announced at a White…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Stressed at Work?

How to manage anxiety on the job

Psychiatrist Dr. Janet Smith Taylor says workplace anxiety is not unusual, but how we handle…

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Grabbing African Americans by the Green Collar

Programs target minority communities for job training

When many black people think of jobs that create environmental efficiency, they often think of…

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The Mind Behind GM’s Designs

A quick chat with Ed Welburn, GM's global design chief, at the N.Y. Auto Show

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Greeted by the pleasant aroma of “new car…

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Black Is Not Always in Fashion

Michelle Obama's fashion choices reopens discussion on the lack of diversity in modeling

Since everything in fashion comes into style again, maybe I shouldn’t be surprised that more…

By Alisa Gumbs

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Chrysler Designer Talks Loyalty, Forward Thinking

Despite bleak industry outlook, Ralph Gilles keeps the faith

Ralph Gilles is one of the highest-ranking executives at Chrysler L.L.C., automaker and producer of…

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Didn’t Get the Job? Don’t Worry, Stay Focused

How to effectively rebound after a rejection

The feelings of frustration and sometimes failure that accompany rejection are only natural. Although this…

By Shenelle Wallace

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Manners Are Important

How to properly follow up after an interview

In an era where e-mail, text messaging, and social networking have encouraged quick hits and…

By Alana Wyche

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Wrapping Up a Great Performance

How to close the deal and land the job

The culminating moments of your interview can be your last chance to solidify in the…

By Benice Atufunwa

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It’s Not Always What You Say…

How words, actions relay your message in an interview

According to the U.S. Labor Department, the unemployment rate for February was at 8.1 %…

By Alana Wyche

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Answering Tough Questions, Avoiding Mistakes

Set yourself apart as the best applicant for the job

Interviewers can be tough simply because they are regular people with quirks, dislikes, pet peeves,…

By Shenelle Wallace

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Acing the Interview

Best ways to prepare for the big day

With thousands of Americans looking for work these days, knowing how to prepare for a…

By Benice Atufunwa

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2. I Will Maximize My Income Potential Through Education and Training

How training and education can boost your earnings potential.

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Medgar Evers College President Retiring

Edison O. Jackson leaves distinguished academic legacy

After 20 years, Edison O. Jackson will retire this summer as president of Medgar Evers…

By Renita Burns

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Study: C-Suite Exclusion of Black Women Due to Inadequate Visibility, Networks

'Burden is on black women' to attract opportunities

As more companies are downsizing and reducing budgets, now more than ever, companies must understand…

By Dale Coachman

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People. Process. Results.

Wells Fargos Sherrie Littlejohn talks results, need for a push in technology education

Wells Fargo’s Sherrie Littlejohn talked with BlackEnterprise.com about a mantra that encourages teamwork, efficient processes,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Make That Second Job Work For You

How to manage additional work to supplement your income

Considering taking on part-time work in addition to your full-time job? You’re not alone. According…

By Ann Brown

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Rilous Carter

As the first African American Vice-President of Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Rilous Carter manages 4,000 employees…

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Johnnetta B. Cole to Lead National Museum of African Art

Former Spelman College president to spearhead fundraising

Johnnetta B. Cole, renowned scholar and trailblazer in education, was named director of the Smithsonian’s…

By Renita Burns

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Women of Power

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Ladies of Legacy: Nikki Giovanni

Black Enterprise’s 2008 Legacy Award recipient Nikki Giovanni fights against injustice using poetry.

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Quality Connections: How to Use Social Media to Advance Your Professional Brand

Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit panelist LC Johnson teaches women how to brand themselves…

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