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Why You Should Ditch Your Traditional Five-Year Career Plan

Three tips for developing a scalable strategy that works for you

As you grow, develop, acquire new skills, and stumble upon new dreams it is important…

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Setting Intentions: How to Get Your Desired Outcome

This four-step strategy will help you focus and see results

Check out this four-step strategy to produce the ideal outcome in any situation—from home to…

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[RECAP] CURLS Founder and CEO joins Black Enterprise for #BeBizCircle Twitter Chat

Mahisha Dellinger talks branding, business development, strategy and more

CURLS CEO Mahisha Dellinger offered advice via a Twitter chat with Black Enterprise Senior Editor…

By Cristie Leondis

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Serayah McNeill Dishes on Empire, Not Having ‘Assets’ and More

The Empire actress talks about her first big role

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FOX’s new series “Empire” is making a record splash in the network’s ratings. The drama, starring…

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Cool Jobs: Grammy Nominated Producer Talks Navigating His Way Through the Music Industry

Kelvin Wooten dishes on his experience working alongside some of the biggest names in music

Grammy nominated producer talks working with some of the biggest names in the music industry

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From Tech to Style: Web Developer Launches E-Commerce Fashion Retailer

ERIN/ANDERSON provides quality at an affordable price

There’s no doubt that millennial women are hustlers. Avonda Turner is the definition of a…

By Kimberly Wilson

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Why Procrastination Hurts Your Performance

It's a choice you make, that postpones the opportunity to take action

Ever get a sinking feeling when you set out to complete a task—especially one that’s…

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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Dr. Jackie on Married to Medicine, Sexual Health, Infertility and More

The celebrity Dr. and two-time cancer survivor gets candid

Dr. Jacqueline Walters, more commonly known as Dr. Jackie, is a board-certified OBGYN and cast…

By Essence Gant

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On the Move: UniWorld Group and Combs Enterprises Announce Promotions

Gregory Edwards, Melissa Davis, Matilda Ivey, and Kenny Burns gain executive seats

UniWorld Group, Inc. and Combs Enterprises announce new executive promotions.

By Courtney Connley

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15 Quotes to Inspire Business Growth and Leadership

Here are some words of wisdom from top leaders

Whether you’re a small business owner, corporate executive or new employee climbing the corporate ladder,…

By Kandia Johnson

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Workplace Conflict Resolution: Two of the Most Useful Models

Try these strategies to best manage issues and diffuse problems in the office

Based on research, collaboration and accommodation play a major role in resolving conflict at work.…

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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Working in the Caribbean: Hospitality Professional Russell George Details Global Transitions

Industry vet talks expanding perception of Trinidad, hosting royalty and professional success

Russell George shares his early beginnings in tourism industry, hosting royalty, and what makes Trinidad…

By Kimberly Wilson

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Job Search Success: 3 Résumé Myths Debunked

Executive recruiter offers tips for more success in getting a new gig

Deborah Manning, senior Partner of Human Resources Search Division at Lucas Group, a recruitment…

By Courtney Connley

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Infor CEO Talks Passion for Changing the Way People Work in Tech

Charles Phillips details career journey and tips for others to succeed in the industry

Infor CEO details where his interests in tech began and how we seeks to increase…

By Daron Pressley

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Journalist Mara Schiavocampo Talks Juggling Career Demands and Weight Loss

ABC News correspondent opens up about her journey to living a healthier lifestyle

Television journalist Mara Television journalist Mara Schiavocampo opens up about her weight- loss journey and…

By Courtney Connley

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Beyonce Puts on Chef Hat with Vegan Meal Delivery Service

The superstar expands brand with healthy eating

Beyoncé is always cooking up something new, and this time it’s actually food. The icon turned…

By Essence Gant

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10 Board Trends for Directors in 2015

Check out the issues that are top-of-mind for directors

Women Corporate Directors shares top 10 growing board trends for this year from their research.

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Ladies of Legacy: Myrlie Evers-Williams

The 2014 Award Recipient leaves Alcorn State to focus on Medgar & Myrlie Institute

Activist and author Myrlie Evers-Williams is a 2014 Black Enterprise Legacy Award recipient and history…

By Raqiyah Mays

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7 ‘Supa Dupa Fly’ Career Moves We Can Learn from Missy Elliott

Here are some of her bossiest moves, from her start to Super Bowl stardom

Top-selling, legendary music start Missy Elliott’s major career moves started well before the Super Bowl.…

By Essence Gant

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WIE Network Launches Kickstarter to Fund Women Empowerment Website

Organization seeks to provide online space for female professionals to gain inspiration

WIE Network launches Kickstarter campaign to fund new empowerment site for career women

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Chicago A Leader in Youth Joblessness

New report shows 91% of Chicago black male teens are unemployed

A report released Friday provides shocking statistics on Chicago’s unemployment rate. A Frayed Connection: Joblessness…

By Cristie Leondis

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Tameka Raymond Presents Multicity ‘Style Theory Tour’

VH1’s Celebrity Exes cast member to offer insider tips to industry professionals

Reality TV star and fashion stylist talks hosting tour for stylists, makeup artists, and fashion…

By Chanel Martin

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Harriet Elizabeth Byrd Dies at 88

She was the first black woman in Wyoming legislature

Harriet Elizabeth “Liz” Byrd was the first black woman in Wyoming’s House and Senate (Jefferson Hardin…

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How To Get Hired…Even With A Few Employment Blemishes

4 tips to explain flaws in your employment history during a job interview

Whether it’s a layoff, termination or abrupt resignation, chances are you’ll have to face a…

By Kandia Johnson

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Part Two: Google SVP Reveals Top Resume Mistakes

The Google SVP answers common resume questions

After “The Biggest Mistakes I see on Resumes, and How to Correct Them“ received over…

By Essence Gant

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Part One: Google SVP Reveals Top Resume Mistakes

Laszlo Bock reveals big resume don'ts

Laszlo Bock, senior vice president of People Operations at Google, wrote a two-part feature on…

By Essence Gant

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Black Enterprise’s SVP Talks Don Thompson’s Legacy

Derek Dingle makes guest appearance on TV One to discuss McDonald's CEO and diversity

Senior Vice President/Editor-in-Chief of Black Enterprise magazine, Derek Dingle, talks Don Thompson’s legacy, on the…

By Courtney Connley

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McDonald’s CEO, Don Thompson, to Retire

Thompson to step down as head of the world's largest restaurant chain

Don Thompson to step down as CEO of McDonald’s

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25 Best Jobs in America for 2015

Glassdoor releases list which include 10 in the tech industry alone

Glassdoor has recently released a new report highlighting the 25 best jobs in America in…

By Cristie Leondis

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Star Jones Confirmed to Moderate Women of Power Summit Panel

President of Professional Diversity Network leading 'Masterful Moves' discussion

Star Jones is set to moderate a panel with industry leaders at Black Enterprise’s 2015…

By Raqiyah Mays

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Five Steps to Own Your Dreams

Ona Brown, founder of World Impact Now shares how to turn vision into reality

Ona Brown, life coach and founder of World Impact Now (WIN), shares steps in order…

By Marquita Miller

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TODAY: Join Actress Tasha Smith for Black Enterprise Twitter Chat with ABFF

'Empire' co-star talks coaching, life experiences and advancing in Hollywood

On the heels of her Twitter chat with Black Enterprise and ABFF, Tasha Smith talks…

By Raqiyah Mays

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Women of Power Summit: Social Media 101 for Senior Professionals

Tech leader and panelist Angela Pitter shares the 5 tough truths and strategy

Social media isn’t just a playground for millennials. Check out tips from Angela Pitter, a…

By Raqiyah Mays

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Hollywood Producer Stephanie Frederic Talks ‘Light Girls’ Documentary and Colorism within the Black Community

Producer says documentary shows grass isn't always greener on the other side

Producer Stephanie Frederic talks working on “Light Girls” documentary and the need to talk about…

By Courtney Connley

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The Boss Moves of Martin Luther King Jr.

Take notes on the brave career moves of the most important Civil Rights leader in black history, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

What is your greatest memory of MLK?

By Courtney Connley

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6 Things You Should be Doing While You’re Unemployed

Unemployed? Don’t wait for things to happen, get out and make them happen

Regardless if you’re a recent graduate looking to begin a new career or a seasoned…

By Kandia Johnson

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Success Today: My Message to Millennials

As I gratefully celebrate my 80th birthday, here's business advice key to your success no matter what generation you claim membership in.

While I am decades removed, in terms of age and lifestyle, from where you may…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Kamala Harris Announces U.S. Senate Bid

Harris launches campaign for Senate seat

California’s state attorney general, Kamala Harris, announces her bid to run for U.S. Senator

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Black Enterprise Releases Top 40 Best Companies for Diversity List

Publication unveils top enterprises nurturing inclusion at Wall Street Project Economic Summit

Black Enterprise reveals the top companies that successfully embrace inclusion and diversity.

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First Black Woman Fire Chief Retires After 30 Years

First black fire chief retires after managing 35 stations

Rosemary R. Cloud, the first ever black woman fire chief in the United States, is…

By Essence Gant

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Business of Beauty: Natural Hair Stylist Darrius Peace Talks ‘My Hair Ain’t Nappy’ Movement

Professionally licensed natural hairstylist shares catering to popular niche

Natural hair stylist Darrius Peace discusses his “My Hair Ain’t Nappy Movement” and shares his…

By Chanel Martin

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From “No” To “Yes”: Making Rejection Work For Your Business Ideas

Here are five actions you can take when you feel like giving up

In August of 2013 I was scrambling. I’d lost my blogging job and needed to…

By Ella Rucker

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Keep Your Health Resolutions With Eight Fitness Entrepreneurs on Instagram

Follow these health gurus on your fitness journey

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If you vowed to exercise more and make healthier choices this new year, then…

By Essence Gant

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[Infographic] 13 Tips for Happiness in the Workplace

What does it really take to be happy at work?

In a study by Happify, only 47% Americans reported being satisfied with their job. Men…

By Kandia Johnson

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New Year,New You: The Best Jobs For Your Personality Type

How to find a suitable career for your personality

There are some of us who decide on a career path very early in life.…

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The Oprah Effect: 5 Superstar Careers that Benefitted from Queen Oprah’s Touch

Oprah's co-sign made these experts into household names

There’s no denying the power of Oprah Winfrey. The Queen of Talk, worth a reported…

By Essence Gant

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Supermodel Jourdan Dunn Makes British Vogue’s First Black Cover Girl in 12 Years

Jourdan Dunn's latest feat may further confirm fashion's bias

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British Vogue’s halted white streak may be a cause for celebration or a slap in the…

By Essence Gant

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ESSENCE Magazine Makes History with Faceless Cover

Essence magazine starts new movement and unveils historic cover

Essence magazine is going a different route for its February ’15 issue and making history…

By Essence Gant

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Skin, Mind, Body Essentials CEO on EcoPreneurship and Marketing “Green” Beauty

Learn the business of healthy beauty from this EcoPreneur

It makes perfect sense that Lake Louise would one day become an eco-conscious teacher and CEO. After all,…

By Essence Gant

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5 Seeds to Sow and Reap Big in 2015

If you want different results, you must plant different seeds

Have you ever read a book and received a profound take away? What about watching…

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Ollie Tyler First Black Woman Mayor of Shreveport

After surviving domestic abuse, she becomes Shreveport's first black woman mayor

Shreveport, Louisiana made history as the city swore in Ollie Tyler, their first ever black…

By Essence Gant

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Get Connected in the New Year: 5 Professional Networks for Black Women

Get connected and better your career in the new year

Network, network, network. It’s probably one of the most said words among professionals. Whether you’re on…

By Essence Gant

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Shirley Ann Jackson Highest Paid College President

This college president's earnings may make you consider switching professions

Women may make up only 26% of college presidents, but we lead the list of…

By Essence Gant

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Cool Jobs: Agency for Artists CEO Talks Building a Respectable Brand in Entertainment

Businesswoman Heather Lowery offers tips on finding success in the entertainment industry

Boutique talent firm CEO, Heather Lowery, talks working her way from the bottom up in…

By Courtney Connley

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Houston Hip Hop Pioneer Bun B Expands Business Portfolio

The "Big Pimpin" rapper is an entrepreneur and businessman with an impressive career resume

Houston is synonymous with Bun B. Any hip hop enthusiast knows that Houston’s reputation on…

By Kimberly Wilson

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CEO Tricia Clarke-Stone Talks Russell Simmons, Utilizing Emotion in the Workplace and More

The CEO gives the in on her new company and shares boss moves for career women

Fashion tycoon and business icon Diane von Fürstenberg once said, “The success of every single…

By Essence Gant

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T.J. Holmes Joins ABC News Team

Holmes will serve as co-anchor for two of the network's news shows

T.J. Holmes to join ABC News as co-anchor of “America This Morning” and “World News…

By Courtney Connley

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Hate Your Job? Quit…But Not Before You Read This

Check out these five tips before making your decision

Per a Gallup report released on October 10, 2013, there are way more unhappy people…

By Monica Cost

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Cool Jobs: Sandals Resorts Executive Leadership Experience with Hospitality

With more than 25 years experience, Wayne Cummings details global career catering to diverse consumers

As the director of business processes and administration for Sandals Resorts International, Wayne Cummings details…

By Kimberly Wilson

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New Year, New You: 6 Tips to Work Smarter, Not Harder

Learn to do better in time management and productivity with these tips

Next year should be about working smarter to reach your goals. Here’s how.

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Women of Power Summit: Angela Pitter, Dr. Dorothy Terrell and Dara Richardson-Heron Confirmed Panelists

Three more dynamic power women are added to the lineup

Black Enterprise announced the addition of three new confirmed honorees at the 2015 Women of…

By Cristie Leondis

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Study: Americans’ Confidence in the Job Market Is Highest Since Start of the Recession

Confidence level in employment returns to pre-recession days

Results from a recent Gallup poll show that Americans’ confidence in the job market has…

By Courtney Connley

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Skincare Entrepreneur Whips Up Products Good for the ‘Sol’

Shakyna Bolden is on the pursuit of a life filled with passion and purpose

Sometimes a leap of faith can be exactly the spark that’s needed for your next…

By Kimberly Wilson

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From 1999 Cover Subjects: 3 Hip-Hop Business Leaders and Where They Are Now

20 years later, these music executives are still on top of their game

In the December 1999 issue of Black Enterprise, these three hip-hop moguls were featured as…

By Cristie Leondis

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Gallup: Employees Favor Men Bosses, Though Women Prove Better

Do you prefer a male or female boss?

In 1953, 66% of Americans preferred working for a male boss, only 5% preferred working…

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Solange Made New Face of Eleven Paris

Solange expands brand with ELEVENPARIS

Another day, another deal for music’s ultimate cool girl Solange. Before the buzz surrounding her latest Puma collection…

By Essence Gant

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On the Move: BET Networks and Sanders/Wingo Agency Announce New Promotions

Stephen Hill of BET and Leslie Wingo of Sanders/Wingo receive new job titles

BET Networks and Sanders/Wingo advertising agency announce new executive promotions

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17 Black Women in Elective Office

Get to know these women in Congress

It’s no secret that politics is a man’s world, but the current 113th Congress holds a record…

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Ladies of Legacy: Nikki Giovanni

'Princess of Poetry,' Nikki Giovanni, uses her words to teach, empower, and heal

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

By Raqiyah Mays

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

Women of Power Summit panelist Lauren "LC" Johnson talks using platform to boost careers

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

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HerAgenda Founder and Karen Civil Share their Business Motivation

Two young leaders talked business innovation and motivation at AlleyNYC

Heragenda.com founder Rhonesha Byng and Karen Civil sat down at AlleyNYC for a discussion on…

By Cristie Leondis

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6 Perfect Work-From-Home Jobs for Family-Focused Women

Have the best of both worlds with these stay-at-home jobs

These jobs are ideal for family-focused women and stay-at-home moms who want to maximize time…

By Essence Gant

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The Tech Skills That Got People Hired In 2014

From data mining to user interface design, Linked In research reveals advantageous qualifications

Tech skills dominated LinkedIn’s end-of-year list of skills in demand, ranging from data mining to…

By Patrick Austin

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14 Most Talked About Career Moves of 2014

The top boss moves that made headline news

With 2014 coming to a close, we’ve rounded up a list of the most talked…

By Courtney Connley

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Remembering 7 Women Who Paved the Way

Trailblazers who expanded our career dreams

Thanks to our audacious foremothers, women can now realize any and every career they’ve ever dreamed of. Whether we find our…

By Essence Gant

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COOL JOBS: Bed-Vyne Wine Founders Talk Nelson Mandela, Tasting Tips And Branding

The classy winery helps the community in numerous ways

The interesting founders of Brooklyn’s Bed-Vyne Wine talk about their legacy within the Bed-Stuy area,…

By Kevin L. Clark (@KevitoClark)

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Do Your Career Resolutions Pack a Punch?

Follow these 3 strategies to get ahead of the game for 2015

Do your career resolutions inspire you to get up early or stay up to achieve…

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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Two Young and Powerful Lawyers Are Successfully Building Their Firm

Donte Mills and Lennon Edwards provide advice for young lawyers

Donte Mills and Lennon Edwards provide advice for young lawyers, and tell us how they…

By Daron Pressley

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Expat Life: Young Professional Relocates Family from Atlanta to Abu Dhabi

The Founder of The Global Gazette moved so her husband could fulfill his career dream

Thinking of relocating overseas? Then consider this family’s relocation tips.
Tamara Clark, Founder of The Global…

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The Brand Audition: Casting Your Business For Center Stage

7 tips to help business owners run the show

Here are seven tips to cast your business to center stage:
1. Show Up (On Time)
Well,…

By Roz A Gee

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Four Funding Sources for Women

Going back to school or starting a business may be more realistic than you think

The average cost of a college education and starting a business is $30,000, according to College…

By Essence Gant

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From Prison to Purpose: 3 Steps to Owning Your Power

Find the key to unlock the door of determination and encouragement

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

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African Twin Designers Talk Business and Reveal New Collection

Twin designers talk career and show off new collection

You probably recognize Chantelle and Danielle from our BE Holiday Gift Guide: Part One. The identical…

By Essence Gant

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The 10 Most Dangerous Jobs in America

Would you risk your life for a job?

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While the on-the-job fatality rate has been on the decline since 2012, certain occupations…

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TechWomen 2014: Providing Women with STEM Career Opportunities

The program helps those across Africa and the Middle East

The following is a feature by Innov8tiv.com‘s Milicent Atieno:
Started back in 2011, TechWomen is part…

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4 Steps to Developing Solid Business Relationships

Use this strategy to create a network that is long-standing and lucrative

This strategy will ensure your relationships are lucrative, longstanding and not a flash in the…

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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3 Ways to Separate Work From Personal on Your Mobile Device

Try these tips to avoid messy fallout or conflicts of interest

Take heed to these tips as to avoid messy mishaps, conflicts of interest or embarrassing…

By Kandia Johnson

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Where Are They Now: 7 Powerful Business Leaders Who Changed the Game

Find out what these 'Future Leaders to Watch' of 1995 are up to today

Find out where these top “25 Future Leaders to Watch” are today. Were predictions correct?

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Keke Taught Us: 7 Power Moves We Can All Learn From the Young Star

The multi-talented celebrity proves she's just as bright as she is beautiful

Big star Keke Palmer has been getting much attention lately, and rightfully so. The actress…

By Essence Gant

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Famous Boss Women Paying It Forward

These 5 celebrity women make time to give back

No longer is the word “boss” strictly used to reference one’s higher up in the workplace. Pop…

By Essence Gant

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National Association of Broadcasters Inducts Shonda Rhimes into Hall of Fame

Rhimes to be recognized for her contributions to entertainment programming on television

Shonda Rhimes to be inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters 2015 Hall of Fame

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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…

By Cristie Leondis

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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…

By Courtney Connley

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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…

By Raqiyah Mays

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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…

By Essence Gant

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.”

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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?…

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Save the Date: Women of Power Summit 2016

Black Enterprise has officially announced that the 2016 Women of Power Summit will be held…

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Women of Power: 4 Boss Moves to Get Salary You Deserve

As the pay gap for women and men is highlighted today for Equal Pay Day,…

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