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One-on-One with Hilda Solis One-on-One with Karen Mills A Conversation with Dennis Hightower Step Your Game Up With a Career Coach Healthcare Jobs Galore Breaking Into Communications Building Security for Business Success The Boomerang Effect Charting The Growth Industries Approach the Right Strategy With B-to-B In the Black Book Excerpt: Expect to Win by Carla Harris Gaining Concensus on ‘Green Jobs’ Getting the Green Conversation Started BE Next: Making the January 2010 Cover Tiger Woods: Golfer or Inmate? Psychological Strategies Can Push Performance Reclaim Yourself Need a Job Boost? Try the Healthcare Industry Make Your Network Work for You Census Numbers: The Golden Ticket to Millions of Jobs Earl Lucas Make Your Meeting a Success Developing a Social Media Hiring Strategy Paul Williams Valerie Daniels-Carter Monetizing Memories and Personifying Brands Social Networkers for Hire Making Your Words and Actions Count After Workplace Gaffes Angela Guy Straight from the Bosses’ Mouths Matt Carter Candace Matthews How I Found My Opportunity Is Your Job Search Tax Deductible? Getting the Most Out of Your College Tour Backtalk with Judith Jamison Go With Your Gut Rising Up the Corporate Ladder Strengthening Your Skill Set The Art of Effective Communication Legacy Bank The Y(awn) Generation? I Beg To Differ Talent Agent Uses Perseverance, Savvy to Represent Hollywood’s Elite Gen. 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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,…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Earl Lucas

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

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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…

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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,…

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Paul Williams

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

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Angela Guy

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

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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…

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Matt Carter

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

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Candace Matthews

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

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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,…

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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.

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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…

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Legacy Bank

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

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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Paula Boggs

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

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Shaun Donovan

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

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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…

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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

Ed Welburn, VP Global Design, General Motors
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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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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More Minorities in C-Suite Is Good for Business

Inaccurate perception of capabilities challenges growth

Though it seems like a stretch to compare the job of a CEO to that…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Black Icons in Science

Molecular biologist Reginald Smith talks stem cell research, becoming a thought leader

Reginald Smith, molecular biologist at General Electric, is the lead scientist on a cell technology…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Tech Talk with IBM’s Elite

How Ajamu Wesley turned his passion for computers into a booming career

Ajamu Wesley’s calling was made clear early in life, when at the age of eight…

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Top African Americans in Technology

Donya Douglas on her love of the sciences

Over the next few days BlackEnterprise.com will introduce to you three digeratis who are reshaping…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Debra Sandler

Debra Sandler, CEO of McNeil Nutritionals, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson Co.

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Virtual Reality in Tough Times

With economic crunch, virtual staffing might be a viable, attractive option

Tiffanie Tillman’s phone is ringing off the hook these days with business owners looking to…

By Bridget McCrea

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Ready, Set — Let’s Find Work

How to effectively prepare for the job search

Career Survival Guide: Tools to assess your skills & tackle the job hunt.

By Kingsley Kanu Jr.

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Identifying Your Skill Set

What you should know first before looking for a new job

In the second of our three-part career survival guide, BlackEnterprise.com offers tips on identifying your…

By Kingsley Kanu Jr.

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Leadership Excellence

Top lawyer speaks on hard work, overcoming challenges

With the nation ushering in a new era with President Barack Obama, many are citing…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Nine Critical Blogging Mistakes to Avoid

Steer clear of common blogging no-nos

The old “write it and they will come” adage doesn’t work anymore in the online…

By Bridget McCrea

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Larry Felix

Larry Felix is the first African American Director of the U.S. Bureau of Engraving &…

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The Cutting Edge: Managing the Aftermath of a Layoff

Know your options when you've lost your job

For those seeking financial stability after a layoff, aside from unemployment benefits and severance packages,…

By Renita Burns

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Monday Massacre: How Not to Be a Victim

This economy is starting to remind me of a Sopranos episode. You’ll remember that one…

By John Simons

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The Impact of the Economic Crisis on Diversity Initiatives

As companies trim their workforce and cut costs to weather a faltering economy, women and…

By Renita Burns

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The Cutting Edge: Lost Your Job? Find Out Who’s Hiring

Exhausting all options in a sour economy

If the horrid specter of a dismal job market has you feeling uneasy, or if…

By Renita Burns

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The Best Stuff I’ve Read This Week: January 5-9, 2009

A weekly round-up of blogs, news, books and anything else cool I can recommend you get your eyes on.

One of the things I love most about the Internet and social media is the…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Coaching Through Crisis

A good investment in recession: career counseling

With layoffs and economic uncertainty forcing many Americans into unplanned career changes, it’s only logical…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Negotiating Your Move

Know your options before accepting an out-of-town offer

Before you accept your company’s relocation offer, here are a few considerations.

By Denise A. Campbell Laidler

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National Outsourcing Firm to Offer Free Job Advice

Hot lines help job seekers

To help job seekers improve their odds of success in this highly competitive employment market,…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Workforce Cast Offs Can Find Resources in the Social Net

Former CBS talk show host launches site to help laid-off cope with others

Everyday the employment news is getting bleaker as companies announce massive layoffs. The numbers…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Making the Most of Benefits

Ignoring changes to benefits packages is like throwing away free money

While most employees are interested in finding out how much of a raise they will…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Mayor Cory Booker

Newark Mayor Cory Booker.

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Michael Lee-Chin

Michael Lee-Chin, Chairman, Portland Holdings, Inc., shares how he went from nightclub bouncer to self-made…

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Northrop Grumman Adds Bruce S. Gordon to Board

Northrop Grumman names Bruce S. Gordon to its board of directors.

Defense giant Northrop Grumman announced the election of Bruce S. Gordon to its…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Top 10 Hiring Mistakes

Build a successful team by avoiding pitfalls

Good hiring is a delicate company function of finding candidates with the right skills, abilities,…

By Wendy Harris

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Reginald Hudlin Leaves Post as President of BET

Hudlin's departure announced via e-mail to staff

Reginald Hudlin, president of entertainment at BET Networks, is stepping down from his position according…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Establishing an Employee Mentor Program

Strong mentorships can strengthen companies

Happy employees are the lifeblood of a company. One way small business owners can…

By Margarette Burnette

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Theo Killion named New President of Zale Corp.

African American to take the helm of national jeweler

Jewelry retailer Zale Corp. announced the promotion of Theo Killion, formerly the executive vice president…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Madison Square Garden Shuffles Management

Former MSG president Steve Mills is reassigned in shake-up

Steve Mills, Madison Square Garden’s president and chief operating officer, was reassigned Tuesday to a…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Operations Overload

Even the savviest of entrepreneurs get tired of being the boss

It’s no secret that running a small business requires commitment. But over time, the long…

By Wendy Harris

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Renetta McCann Leaves CEO Post

Influential executive announces sabbatical leave from Starcom MediaVest

Renetta McCann, one of the most powerful and influential black women in business and advertising,…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Entrepreneurs Conference: BE 100s & Small Business Award Winners

A rundown of the 2008 BE 100s Companies and the Small Business Award Winners. (Part…

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Entrepreneurs Conference: Power Players, Pt. 1

On-location at the 13th Annual Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo in Charlotte, North Carolina,…

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Bishop T.D. Jakes

Bishop T.D. Jakes, Pastor, The Potter’s House and CEO, TDJ Enterprises, empowers economically disadvantaged residents…

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Dennis Archer

Dennis Archer, former Detroit Mayor and the first African American to preside over the American…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Business Report

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Rules and Regulations

Helping businesses understand evolving compliance issues and regulatory practices

Employers have numerous responsibilities, from protecting the health and safety of employees in the workplace…

By Anthony Calypso

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The Race is On

The Internet can be a vital tool for firms vying for new talent

Companies that ignore the Internet as a recruiting tool are sure to miss out on…

By Bridget McCrea

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Carlton Brown’s Green Lifestyle

Carlton Brown, Founding Partner & CEO, Full Spectrum, discusses affordable eco – friendly housing and…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Business Report

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Buy or Rent?

Figuring out the best options in today's real estate market

There comes a time in every growing company’s life cycle when its leaders must step…

By Bridget McCrea

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Women of Power Summit: Exit Strategy, Pt. 1

On-location at the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit in Palm Springs, California, with corporate…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Business Report

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Women of Power Summit: Recap, Pt. 3

A review of the 2008 Women of Power Summit highlights. (Part 3)

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Women of Power

Lisa Nichols

Author and Motivator Lisa Nichols Inspires During Social Media Event

Lisa Nichols inspired participant during her tweet chat with Black Enterprise, detailing her latest business…

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Susan L. Taylor Talks Mentorship and Passing on a Legacy via CARES

Sharing tips on passing on a legacy and the need for mentorship, Susan L. Taylor…

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