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Business Titan and Innovator William Mays Dies at 69

The "King of Chemicals" built one of the largest minority-owned companies

Business titan William Mays died on Dec. 4 at age 69 in Indianapolis. He leaves…

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On The Move: James Mitchell, Jr. Joins Rock Creek; Michelle Lee Heads Wells Fargo East Coast Community

Lee becomes highest ranking African American community banking executive

James Mitchell, Jr appointed managing director at Rock Creek and Michelle Lee named new head…

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Ladies of Legacy: Dorothy Height

"Godmother of the Civil Rights Movement" fought for equality for African Americans and women

Civil rights activist and Black Enterprise Legacy Award recipient Dorothy Height would be proud of…

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20 Young African Power Women of 2014

These millennial leaders are sure to inspire you

Forbes reveals list of 20 Youngest African Power Women for 2014.

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Behind the Lens with Celebrity Photographer Drexina Nelson

She's shot everyone from Ludacris to RHOA breakout star Nene Leakes

Celebrity photographer Drexina Nelson shares how to create a successful business in the arts, plus…

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Young Leaders: Karen Civil Talks Fighting Female Stereotypes in the Hip-Hop & Media Industries

Branding strategist gives tips for success for young women

Brand strategist and entertainment professional Karen Civil shares how young women can succeed in male-dominated…

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‘Beyond the Lights’ Director Talks Career and Purpose

Gina Prince-Bythewood opens up about career and discrimination

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Gina Prince-Bythewood, the talented writer and director behind Love & Basketball and Beyond the Lights,…

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5 Quick Steps to Ensure You Look Like a Boss

Take heed to these grooming tips to be taken seriously in the workplace

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It’s a man’s world when it comes to the corporate and business arenas.…

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Toni Morrison Set to Release New Novel

High anticipation

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There’s always room for debate surrounding the talent of mainstream’s biggest and brightest…

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4 Things To Do Before Quitting Your Day Job to Be an Entrepreneur

Becoming a full-time entrepreneur can be a reality if you first follow these 4 steps

Some dream of wanting to own their own business, full of fantasies about freedoms in…

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Homing from Work: The Solution to the Ever Elusive Work Work Life Balance

Is this the solution?

Do you handle personal tasks, such as surfing the web to shop or leaving work…

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10 of the Worst College Majors for Your Career

Top college degrees that aren't worth the financial investment

A list of 10 of the worst college majors with the least career growth potential

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Tiffany Yu on REVOLT TV, Defeating Disability and More

Tiffany Yu shares life at REVOLT TV

Don’t let the petite frame and sweet voice fool you. Tiffany Yu, Director of Business…

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Cool Jobs: Charlamagne Tha God Talks Finding His Voice And Successful Career Transitions

Power 105.1's notorious host talks expanding his brand and advice for up-and-comers

Outspoken radio personality Charlamagne Tha God details his rise through the ranks in radio and…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Ladies of Legacy: Judith Jamison

Legacy Award recipient, Judith Jamison, is the key to keeping the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater alive.

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theate opens its New York City Center Season December 3.…

By Raqiyah Mays

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Robin Roberts Named Glamour Woman of the Year

Glamour honors Robin Roberts and three other women of color

Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts is highlighted in Glamour’s December issue as a woman…

By Essence Gant

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Can Wearable Technology Help or Hinder Work-Life Balance?

Should employees be concerned or excited about these innovations in the business world?

Should employees be concerned or excited about wearable technology in the workplace?

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6 Ways to Snap into Greater Success in 2015

Take this advice to see success

The new year is coming. Are you prepared?

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Tiphub Hosts Diaspora Demo Day at the World Bank

Entrepreneurs came together to pitch Africa-centered startups

Tiphub Hosted Diaspora Demo Day at the World Bank in Washington D.C., where entrepreneurs showcased…

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Author and Motivator Lisa Nichols Inspires During Social Media Event

Author and Women of Power Summit speaker shared powerful advice to participants

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

By Cristie Leondis

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

'You have to live your passion in order to have a life that’s worth living'

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

By Raqiyah Mays

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Female Leaders Winning: Bethann Hardison, a Leader in Fashion

Legacy Award recipient talks her fight for fashion diversity and living life to the fullest

Fashion industry leader Bethann Hardison talks her journey to diversify the industry.

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Karen Civil Talks Haiti Donation, Fighting Fears and Taking Career Risks

Entrepreneur opens up about the power of giving back

Celebrity blogger and entrepreneur, Karen Civil, talks philanthropy, fighting fears and taking career risks.

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10 Motivation Career Insights from the Bible

Check out these powerful scriptures for any challenges climbing up the ladder

These ten inspirational verses from the Bible, known as the world’s best-selling book, inspire…

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Cool Jobs: Get Hip To ‘Black & Sexy TV,’ The Now Generation’s Netflix

Dennis Dortch and Numa Perrier are beautifying the game

Dennis Dortch and Numa Perrier are two of the four founders of Black & Sexy…

By Kevin L. Clark

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From Prison to Power: 3 Steps to Reform and Revival

What being incarcerated taught me about the human spirit

Entrepreneur Lucinda Cross details how prison taught her valuable lessons about the human spirit and…

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Lisa Price, Angela Yee, MC Lyte and More to be Awarded by WEEN

Event set to honor and empower women in entertainment

The 4th annual Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network Awards will be held today, Nov. 19,…

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Cool Jobs: HGTV Realtor Talks Taking Her Business International

Christian Ross details how she's become a trusted leader in the housing market

Young real estate agent talks taking her business beyond the Atlanta area and into international…

By Courtney Connley

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Study Shows Why American’s Don’t Take Vacation

Have Americans adopted an all work no play culture?

Are you one of the many U.S. workers who are not using their vacation time?…

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Carver Bancorp’s CEO Deborah C. Wright To Retire

President and COO Michael T. Pugh named her successor effective January 1, 2015

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After 15 years of service at Carver Bancorp, Inc. (holding company for Carver Federal…

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First Black PGA Golfer Earns Presidential Medal of Freedom

Charles L. Sifford has a legacy as an exemplary pioneer in the sport

President Obama to award Medal of Freedom to Charles L. Sifford, a black pioneer in…

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How Ngozi Opara Is Transforming Black Hair & Beauty Culture

Entrepreneur offers extension options for women to wear natural curls and coils

Ngozi Opara, founder of the Heatfree Hair Movement, is offering options for women who wear…

By Kandia Johnson

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From ‘Zero to Breakthrough’: Vernice ‘FlyGirl’ Armour Talks Making Obstacles Her Stepping Stools

Marines' first black female combat pilot details path to reaching ultimate goals

The Marine’s first black combat pilot, Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour says, “There’s a brick wall. It’s…

By Raqiyah Mays

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Business Etiquette 101: 5 Rules Every Professional Should Know

These nuances could make or break an opportunity

Sometimes opportunities are lost and gained simply because of business courtesy or nuances. Here’s etiquette…

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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6 Mobile Apps to Help Create and Share Your Resume on the Fly

These tools will make your job search---or recruitment---a cinch

Whether you’re an administrative assistant, graphic designer, sales person or entrepreneur, these go-to resume apps…

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Educator Steve Perry Talks Working with Bishop Jakes Leadership Program

Partner says program will teach professionals how to maximize their career capital

Educator Steve Perry talks working with Bishop Jakes and why their new leadership program is…

By Courtney Connley

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Cool Jobs: Young Marketing Exec Shares Career Journey and Excitement of Innovation

Rashad Drakeford of Revolt is on his way to becoming one of industries top leaders

With an impressive career resume Rashad Drakeford is on his way to becoming one of…

By Kimberly Wilson

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One Third of Part-Time Workers Are Struggling to Find Full-Time Work

A recent study by CareerBuilder shows many still having difficulty

A nationwide survey was conducted by CareerBuilder online, which took samples from 301 U.S. part-time…

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ColorComm NYC Hosts Dinner and Dialogue With Tricia Clarke-Stone

The innovator dished on her career and gave tips for inspiring entrepreneurs

Tricia Clarke-Stone, CEO and Co-founder of Narrative_, an entertainment and tech collaborative, talked success tips…

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On the Move: PBS Names New Vice President; Shawn Costner at Roc Nation Sports

PBS and Roc Nation Sports add changes to their executive leadership roster

PBS and Roc Nation Sports announce new executive appointments.

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Survey Shows More Employers Actively Recruiting Veterans

CareerBuilder survey shows more employment opportunities for veterans

A new survey conducted by CareerBuilder shows that more employers are actively hiring veterans

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Michelle Howard Becomes Navy’s First Female Four-Star Admiral

Pioneer was first black woman to serve as three-star officer in U.S. military

The Navy announced the promotion of Michelle Howard to four-star admiral, making her the first…

By Courtney Connley

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5 Reasons Vernice Armour is a Power Woman to Watch

Top career boss moves made by Women of Power speaker Vernice Armour

Top reasons why Black Enterprise’s 2015 Women of Power featured speaker, Vernice Armour, is a…

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Sophia Nelson Talks “The Woman Code,” Millennials and Inner Truths

Award-winning author uses new book to help women get rid of baggage

Award-winning author and journalist, Sophia Nelson, opens up about her new book “The Woman Code.”

By Courtney Connley

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3 Sage Tips to Overcome Career Setbacks

Failure is a common part of life that should motivate and inspire. Here's why

Whether you’re a professional or entrepreneur, here’s a strategy to help you recover from setbacks.

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Obama Expected to Appoint First Black Female Attorney General

Loretta Lynch in the running to fill Eric Holder's spot

Obama administration expected to select Loretta Lynch as new attorney general and first black woman…

By Courtney Connley

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Student Athlete Career Readiness: Howard University Athletic Director Talks Advocacy

Louis “Skip" Perkins details how undergrads can prep for employment

For many years there has been a universal stereotype that the majority of collegiate athletes…

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Chief-Angel-in-Charge: How One Woman Balances Day Job with Community Work

TV producer Yazmin Ramos committed to helping elderly

Yazmin Ramos has made it her mission to change the lives of seniors each month…

By Kimberly Wilson

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Going Global? International Etiquette for Business Travelers

Take heed to these tips for a successful international trip

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Regardless if you’re a frequent international traveler or someone doing business overseas via email…

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Bevy Smith Talks Switching Careers, Becoming CEO and Bravo’s ‘Fashion Queens’

Television host says she's finally living out her dreams

Bravo’s Fashion Queens co-host, Bevy Smith, talks switching careers and becoming her own CEO

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On The Move: Def Jam Names No I.D. Head of A&R; T.D. Bank Makes Allen Love Executive Vice President

Def Jam Recordings and TD Bank announce new promotions

Def Jam Recordings and TD Bank announce new executive leadership promotions

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4th Annual African Diaspora Awards Honoring International Leaders in New York City

Exemplary figures in business, fashion and music being honored for global work

Applause Africa will honor nine global leaders for the 4th Annual African Diaspora Awards taking…

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Relocating? How to Build a New Professional Network

Whether it's your next opportunity or a fresh start, here's how to expand your network

Relocating for a new opportunity or just a fresh start? Check out these tips on…

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How One Woman Found Global Success in a Male-Dominated Industry

Tasha Bleu offers tips for succeeding in men's fashion and photography industries

With a recent feature in Nike Shanghai, Bleu joins the tribes of creative thought leaders…

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Amazon’s Bleak Diversity Numbers: 4% of Managers Are Black

Hispanics make up only 9% of Amazon's global workforce

Amazon has joined the list of technology companies to release deplorable diversity numbers.

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Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association Awards Industry Leaders

Business and entertainment power players gather at Mexico conference

The Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association honors industry leaders in sports and entertainment at…

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Relax, Relate, Release: 4 Calm Steps to Accomplish Any Goal

This approach can ensure you're effectively approaching issues with a clear head

This four-step approach will ensure you’re approaching issues effectively and with a clear head.

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PepsiCo Foundation Announces Partnership with the Executive Leadership Council

New partnership will help increase the number of black executives on boards

PepsiCo enters three year partnership with Executive Leadership Council to help increase the number of…

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3 Essential Steps to Discouraging Social Loafing

Nip this productivity-stealing habit in the bud with this strategy

Have you ever worked in a group where some members contributed and others did not?…

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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Mellody Hobson Shares Tips to Success in Career and Leadership

"Women of Power Summit is a great opportunity to interface with women of color doing great work"

Mellody Hobson prepares for Black Enterprise’s 2015 Women of Power Summit by sharing her tips…

By Raqiyah Mays

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A Flawless Career Arc: Entrepreneur Goes From Fashion Model To Mining Magnate

CEO & Chairman of the Tigui Mining Group talks striking gold after going from the runway to the mines

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It’s not every day one goes from being a fashion model to…

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4 Ways To Get Noticed for the Job You Want

Don't let another opportunity pass you by

Figuring out how to climb the ladder within your company is no easy task. You’ve…

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On the Move: Voya Financial, Inc. Names Angela Harrell Head of Voya Foundation

Harrell responsible for overseeing aspects related to Voya Financial's charity branch

Voya Financial announces Angela Harrell as the head of Voya Foundation and the Office of…

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Dashon Goldson: Running the Route with Entrepreneurship

'I think it’s important to be passionate about your pursuits'

Tampa Bay Buccaneer, Dashon Goldson, is, by day, an NFL safety, while off the field,…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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National Civil Rights Museum to Honor Charlayne Hunter-Gault

Women of Power Summit Legacy Award recipient to be honored for her trailblazing journalism career

Black Enterprise 2015 Women of Power Summit Legacy Award recipient to be honored by the…

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9 Black Political Power Players You Should Know for the Upcoming Election

See what black politicians are working to make history in the U.S. government

With the November 4th elections on the way, we’ve rounded up black political power players…

By Courtney Connley

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NOBEL Women Executive Director Waikinya Clanton Talks Leadership (Part 2)

The 28-year-old exec shares her career advice

Naysayers might tell you that you’re not ready for a big opportunity, but you have…

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NOBEL Women Executive Director Waikinya Clanton Talks Leadership

Organization teaches women how to become exceptional leaders

One organization that has made an effort to help women become powerful leaders is Washington,…

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Executive Leadership Foundation Honors Hillary Clinton

Former First Lady addresses black business leaders

Hillary Clinton received an award from the Executive Leadership Foundation for all her work in…

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HBO to Lay Off About 7 Percent Of Workers

The cable network juggernaut plans to cut 150 employees

The cable network juggernaut, HBO, will trim the fat this week as 150 (7 percent)…

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Sherrie Young is Making Sure Literacy is Not Lost on the Youth

'I enjoy creating fun activities that will get people excited about reading'

Director of Marketing and Special Projects for the National Book Foundation, Sherrie Young, speaks to…

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Female Leaders Winning: Suzanne de Passe, Making Strides in Entertainment

A spotlight on the journey of a true woman of power

Suzanne de Passe, a Legacy Award honoree at the 200Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit,…

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On the Move: Black Enterprise Names Derek T. Dingle and Alfred Edmond Jr. as Co-Chief Content Officers

Dingle and Edmond to take leadership positions in expanding the company's multi-media platforms

Black Enterprise announces the new appointment of Derek T. Dingle and Alfred Edmond Jr. as…

By Courtney Connley

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Hyundai Honors Influential Women in Atlanta Who Inspire Their Community

Their achievements and smart decisions make a name for them in their communities

The Hyundai campaign celebrates the lives and accomplishments of everyday women, who are living life…

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9 Black Executives Who Attended HBCUs

Proud HBCU business leaders you should know

With the lack of recognition for HBCUs contributions to the workforce, we rounded up some…

By Courtney Connley

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Young PR Pro Hosts National Empowerment Events to Elevate Career

Founder and CEO Lillie Mae gives advice for aspiring entrepreneurs

Founder of Lillie Mae Public Relations firm,  talks how empowering others to succeed helps her…

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American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault Advises the NBA on Workforce Diversity

CEO schools the league on the need for company diversity

American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault talks to NBA owners about workforce diversity

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On the Move: Jocelyn Allen to Lead GM Diversity Efforts; Chicago Defender Gets First Female Exec Editor

New promotions and staff additions from across the nation

Both General Motors and the Chicago Defender appoint female power players to top leadership positions.

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Meet Caroline Clarke, Host of Women of Power TV

Author and leading TV host expands role on latest programming for Black Enterprise

Get to know Caroline Clarke, new host of Women of Power TV.

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How to Become a Brand Ambassador

'The New Atlanta' cast member Africa Miranda details pursuit of entertainment dreams

Creme of Nature brand ambassador, Africa Miranda, details her career journey and how she became…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Lisa Nichols Confirmed to ‘Motivate the Masses’ at Women of Power Summit

'Breakthrough Specialist' set to inspire and empower attendees

Lisa Nichols is known as “The Breakthrough Specialist” because of her powerful work in “motivating…

By Raqiyah Mays

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Former NFL Player Troy Williamson Switches Gears to Entrepreneurship

'I get inspired by looking where I came from and all the obstacles I’ve been through'

Former NFL player Troy Williamson speaks about entrepreneurship, giving back and helping people via motivational…

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NAACP Legal Defense Honors Late President with Fellowship for Lawyers

New opportunity will provide advanced career opportunities for civil rights litigators

NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund launches new fellowship program to honor late president John…

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Meet Shartia Brantley, Co-Host of Women of Power TV

With the debut of Black Enterprise's Women of Power TV show set for Saturday, October 25, meet co-host, Shartia Brantley.

Shartia Brantley, host of Women of Power show
Black Enterprise’s newest TV show Women of Power…

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3 Career Lessons You can Learn From Hip-Hop Cash King Jay-Z

Get the blueprint to success here

As Jay-Z continues to evolve, and reinvent the game of artistry and business there are…

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Celebrity Chef Jerome Brown Dishes On Culinary Leadership

Culinary professional is internationally acclaimed for his one-of-a-kind creations

Culinary professional Chef Rome details his career journey and shares lessons learned while cooking for…

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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Summit Wisdom: 3 Lessons on Digital Age Reputation from Monica Lewinsky

Former White House intern speaks at Forbes Under 30 event about getting through scandal

Monica Lewinsky opens up to a room full of millennials about her 1998 scandal and…

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15 Business Quotes For Every Successful Entrepreneur

The feeling of winning has never felt better

Greatness requires work, skill, a bit of luck, and a whole lot of faith. As…

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3 Ways to Empower Yourself Outside the Office

Clinical therapist Terrie Williams shares tips on finding power

Author and clinical therapist Terrie Williams shares three tips on professional and personal empowerment.

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McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson to Speak at Women of Power Summit

First male selected to make a keynote address at the event

The first man ever selected to make at Keynote at Black Enterprise’s Women of Power…

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Star Jones Talks Workforce Diversity and the Influence of Minority Buying Power

In new role as head of PDN, leader details plans to urge for minority hiring nationwide

As the newly appointed president of the Professional Diversity Network, Star Jones talks the importance…

By Courtney Connley

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Female Leaders Winning: Johnnetta B. Cole, a Leader in Education

A spotlight on the journey of a true woman of power

Johnnetta Cole’s legacy is and continues to be one of female and black empowerment through…

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Fertility Faux Pas or Innovation? Should Companies Pay for Female Workers to Freeze Their Eggs?

Facebook and Apple agree to cover cost up to $20,000

Facebook and Apple have agreed to cover up to $20,000 of the cost for female…

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On the Move: Aliya S. King Joins Ebony and Kim Keenan Named CEO of Leading Nonprofit

Ebony magazine and the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council make new staff announcements

Ebony names Aliya S. King as its new entertainment editor, and Kim Keenan becomes CEO…

By Courtney Connley

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From Frustration into Profit: Former Dancer Talks Journey to Launch Eco-Friendly Undergarments

Erin Carpenter, founder of Nude Barre, saw void in the market and decided to fill it

Erin Carpenter, CEO of Nude Barre, a specialty line of eco friendly undergarments, talks turning…

By Kandia Johnson

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6 Reasons Working For Free Can Get You Paid

Sometimes it's worth the risk when you can get a return on your time investment

Working for free can be a gamble, but keeping these six things in mind will…

By Ella Rucker

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Marvin Ellison Named President and CEO of JCPenney

Ellison to officially begin new role August 2015

JCPenney announces current executive vice president of Home Depot stores, Marvin Ellison, as its new…

By Courtney Connley

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Study: Despite Economic Upturn, Long-term Unemployed Still Experiencing Difficulty

You may have a rough road ahead of you

John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development research finds only 14% of long-term unemployed able…

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Black Candidates Running for Congress Hits Record High

Black politicians set to make history in Congress

With more blacks climbing the political ladder, Congress has reached a historical high in the…

By Courtney Connley

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Why Your Personal Life Impacts Your Professional Brand

Brands don’t only pertain to businesses, but people, as well.

We can’t help it. Whether we hear Apple, Starbucks, Coca-Cola, or Target, we habitually create…

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Gerard Barrett is Creating Wealth Through Preparation and Opportunity

'Every deal offers a creative outlet and allows me to bring my artistic passions and business acumen to life'

Gerard Barrett, Founder and Managing Principal of PrimeLerner Companies, speaks about his passion for real…

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We All Need Advice: 

Staring a side business is scary, and most times this will be your first time stepping out on faith but you are not alone. Finding a mentor or someone who has already paved the way can be beneficial in your own success. He or she can offer advice on what mistakes to avoid and what steps to make to ensure success. "Don't be afraid,” says Speller. “Just do it."

The Career Advice You Rarely Hear…..

Your mindset determines your success

One of the many reasons why people get stuck in a job rut is they…

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Are Your Emotions Sabotaging Your Success?

Learn how to manage your emotions to increase your success

Psychology Today defines emotional intelligence as “the ability to identify and manage your own emotions…

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How to Access High-Powered Business Networking on LinkedIn

Learn how to expand your business network

LinkedIn offers a goldmine of opportunity for business savvy professionals who want to capitalize on…

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How To Handle Workplace Gossip and Stay Productive On the Job

Learn the 3 tips necessary to deal with trash talk in the office

3 ways to effectively handle the trash talking and gossip that takes place in your…

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Mother Mastermind: 5 Lessons on Career and Leadership from Tina Knowles

Beyoncé's mom opens up about her personal and professional journey

While speaking at a women’s empowerment luncheon in Texas, Tina Knowles opened up about the…

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Cool Jobs: Converse Exec Talks Recruitment and Career Strategy

Rodney Pratt, vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary details journey

Rodney Pratt, vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary at Converse, shares sage advice for…

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10 African Proverbs to Inspire Every Entrepreneur

From Xhosa to Ashanti, these quotes will inspire

In life and business, these African Proverbs can help you find motivation to achieve success.

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Nicole Bernard Becomes Executive VP of Fox Audience Strategy

Bernard to help improve the company's diversity efforts

Fox Audience Strategy announced Howard University alum, Nicole Bernard, as executive vice president

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#SmartBrownGirls Event Empowers Young Female Leaders in New York City

Young industry leaders discuss self-awareness, career development and motivation

Social media personality Jouelzy hosted #SmartBrownGirls event where female industry leaders inspired young women in…

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Star Jones Appointed President of Professional Diversity Network, Inc.

Jones promises to provide more professional opportunities for all Americans

With the National Association of Professional Women and the Professional Diversity Network’s recent merger, Star…

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Susan L. Taylor to be Honored at Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit

Pioneering journalist and author to receive a Women of Power Legacy Award

Pioneering journalist and author Susan L. Taylor to be honored at Black Enterprise’s Women of…

By Courtney Connley

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Black MBA Conference: How One Job Seeker Turned Challenges into Career Triumph

In times of difficulty, putting your best foot forward can lead to winning results

It’s up to entrepreneurs and executives to recognize when talented people are facing difficulty and…

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Cool Jobs: BET’s Ken Gibbs Jr. Talks Innovation and the End Of the Internet

Director of OnTV operations breaks down future of the Web

Ken Gibbs, Jr., BET’s director of OnTV operations, talks about the web, being innovative, and…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Pro-Line CEO Comer Cottrell Dead at 82

Successful BE 100s businessmen leaves profound legacy

One of America’s most successful African American businessmen, Comer Cottrell, died Friday morning at 82

By Courtney Connley

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You Can Be Netflix’s Professional Instagrammer

Travel the world and use some hashtags, #Grammaster

Netflix is asking Instagram users to apply for a chance to become the company’s resident…

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Why Management Is Not Leadership

It's vital to know the difference between the two

Although management and leadership are complementary, they are, by no means, the same thing. In…

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Recap: ColorComm NYC Talks Diversity in Fashion and Communications

Young influencers talk leading communication efforts for top fashion brands

Following New York Fashion Week, ColorComm gathered female influencers in media for a conversation about…

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On September 23, to kick off the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Caucus Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., the Walker's Legacy held their second annual awards ceremony to recognize powerful women of color who are making positive impacts in business and society. 

Named in honor of Madame C.J. Walker, the event honored Admiral Michelle Howard, who is the U.S. Navy's first female four-star admiral, and Angela T. Rye, Esq., who is the Principal and CEO of Impact Strategies. 

Later in the evening, the Walker's Legacy hosted a roundtable discussion to discuss issues facing women of color in the boardroom and beyond. 

Check out pictures from the Walker Legacy's dynamic events and head to WalkersLegacy.com to learn more about the organization. 

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Recap: Walker’s Legacy Honors Female Power Players in Business and the Community

Walker's Legacy recognizes Admiral Michelle Howard and Angela T. Rye, Esq.

Walker’s Legacy honors Admiral Michelle Howard and political activist Angela Rye, Esq. at their second…

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Carla A. Harris to Inspire Female Leaders at Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit

Carla A. Harris prepares to empower Women of Power attendees

Obama’s Appointed Women’s Business Chair, Carla A. Harris, Prepares to Empower at the Women of…

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Singer Avant Talks Music Business and Changing Landscape of R&B

With more than 10 years in the business, he offers wisdom for young talent

Singer-songwriter Avant talks the business behind the music industry, longevity and advice for young talent…

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Ex-NBA Baller Dennis ’3-D’ Scott Talks Longevity After the Game

Entrepreneur and Shavewise ambassador gives real deal on next act

Dennis Scott, NBA player turned broadcaster and businessman, gives advice to young athletes on longevity…

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10 Career-Building Tips For Aspiring Publicists

PR professional Kandis Knight offers advice to rookies

Kandis Knight, the knowledgeable publicist, offers some tools and tips for any aspiring PR personality…

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Women of Power: The Award-Winning Legacy of Charlayne Hunter-Gault

Peabody and Emmy award-winning journalist to be honored at the Women of Power Summit 2015

Esteemed journalist Charlayne Hunter–Gault will receive the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit Legacy Award…

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Mellody Hobson and Judy Smith to Speak at Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit

Both will bring business and leadership insights to inspire attendees

Leading female CEOs Mellody Hobson and Judy Smith will serves as keynote speakers at Black…

By Courtney Connley

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10 African Women of Power

These females offer the world greatness, from the continent to the Diaspora

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

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Gen. Lloyd J. Austin: The Soldier Leading the Charge Against ISIS

'Invisible soldier' is heavily decorated Army general & first African-American CENTCOM commander

‘Invisible soldier’ is a heavily decorated Army general & the first African-American CENTCOM commander.

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Branding Out: 4 Strategies for Perception Management

Finding a balance between what's real and what's not can help you leverage success

Use these tips for better business branding.

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Celebrity Chef Talks ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ and Building His Brand From Ground Up

Chef James 'J.R.' Robinson details how he went from homeless to running a booming company

Hell’s Kitchen contestant, Chef J.R., talks overcoming humble beginnings to building a successful catering company…

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[RECAP] Oprah’s ‘The Life You Want Weekend’ in Washington, D.C.

Check out highlights from this East Coast stop

Now is the time to escalate your passion, purpose, vision, and mission. The key to…

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Jameel Spencer: Defining the Brand When It Matters

Professional talks success in the entertainment business

Working with brands like Jay-Z, VIBE and Sean Combs, Sequential’s new CMO, Jameel Spencer, speaks…

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Present Like a Pro: 3 Tips for Mastering Professional Presentations

Use this strategy to make a vital part of business that much easier

Check out this quick guide on how to give a polished, professional presentation.

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Survey: 62% of Employers Believe Minimum Wage Should Be Increased

Majority of people earning minimum wage struggle to make ends meet

A nationwide survey was conducted to determine the number of employers in favor of increasing…

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The Sports Resume: ESPN Recruiters Share Tips for Gaining Employment

Three professionals detail keys to employment

Three recruiters from ESPN get real about how to get employed in the sports industry.

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WIE Symposium Inspires and Connects Female Power Players

Media and business leaders offer insights on success and advancement

WIE Symposium inspires NYC businesswomen with empowering event that includes insights from top power players…

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NAAAHR’s National Conference to be Held in Philadelphia

This year’s theme: 'Executing the Power of HR Practices Across Industries'

The National Association of African Americans in Human Resources (NAAAHR) will host their national conference…

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Walker’s Legacy to Host Empowering Roundtable Discussion for Female Business Leaders

Walker's Legacy partners with the National Women's Business Council for roundtable discussion

The Walker’s Legacy will host an empowering roundtable discussion for women of color entrepreneurs with…

By Courtney Connley

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Industry Pro Talks How to Connect Sports and Philanthropy

Nubia Murray details career journey in cause marketing and tips on how to thrive

Sports cause-marketing pro Nubia Murray talks about her full-circle career path and tips on how…

By Mia N. Hall

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

Speakers include Keke Palmer, Sherri Shepherd, Yandy Smith, founder Lucinda Cross and more

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

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[HIGHLIGHTS, PART 2] National Black MBA Conference Continues

The final day commences with more networking, career fair and professional development

Check out more highlights for recent activities from this year’s event below:

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National Black MBA Conference: Earvin “Magic” Johnson Talks CEO Mindset & Business Success

Mogul details most proud moment, Dodgers and Starbucks deals and expansion

Magic Johnson Enterprises CEO Earvin “Magic” Johnson shares keys to CEO mindset and insights on…

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Young Professionals: 7 Boss Moves to Make Before Attending Any Conference

A smart leader's guide to maximizing your experience

If you’re a millennial, entry-level employee or boss on the come-up attending a professional, don’t…

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National Black MBA Conference: How to Rule the Corner Office

Cub Foods' Keith Wyche shares 6 unavoidable realities of being the boss

Keith Wyche, president and CEO of Cub Foods, talks unavoidable realities executives face and strategy…

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Cool Jobs: Television Executive Micheline Bowman Balances Career and Side Hustle

Industry vet meshes passion for communications and connecting professionals

Fox News’ Micheline Bowman has more than 15 years experience in television and has a…

By Kimberly Wilson

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Women of Power: 10 Black Industry Leaders in Television and Film

Female powerhourses who are ruling the big and small screens

Though the representation of women of color on TV and in film is still lagging…

By Courtney Connley

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How To Manage Emotions In The Workplace

Carrying too much emotional baggage could result in a total breakdown

Emotions are a touchy subject because we like to act like they don’t have an…

By Pervis Taylor, III

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[HIGHLIGHTS] National Black MBA Conference and Expo

Networking, business development resources, dynamic speakers and more this week in Atlanta

The National Black MBA Association Inc.’s 36th Annual Conference and Exposition is in Atlanta for…

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WATCH: Former Hot 97 Employee Turns Passion Into Entrepreneurship

Karlie Hustle details journey and teaches others via "How to Quit Your Job" series

Former Hot 97 Music Director Karlie Hustle has taken her talents to YouTube with her…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Study: Female Employment in Primetime Television at a Standstill

Employment in industry shows no signs of growth

Despite the workings of Shonda Rhimes and Mara Brock Akil, a new study shows that…

By Courtney Connley

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National Black MBA Association Inc. Hosting 36th Annual Conference and Expo

Speakers include Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Lisa Price, Robin Roberts and more

The National Black MBA Association Inc. presents its 36th Annual Conference and Exposition in Atlanta…

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10th Women of Power Summit Most Successful of All Time

Last week, Black Enterprise’s 10th Women of Power Summit, hosted by State Farm in Ft.…

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Women of Power: How to Make a Vision Board

Vision Boards are a powerful way to manifest dreams and goals in life. So the…

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