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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…

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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…

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HBO to Air Beyonce Concert Series

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…

By Patrice C. Washington

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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…

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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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…

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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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…

By Courtney Connley

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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…

By Nicole Cober, Esq.

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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…

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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…

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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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…

By Raqiyah Mays

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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…

By Daron Pressley

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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…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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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…

By Kevin L. Clark

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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…

By Courtney Connley

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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…

By Daron Pressley

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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.

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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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…

By Courtney Connley

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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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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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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The Sports Resume: How to Use Professional References

Has inclusion become an archaic practice?

Employment experts have many theories as to whether job seekers should include professional references on…

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Take Advantage of Workplace Opportunities to Enhance Your Career

This strategy will get you on the right track

As we get wrapped up in our daily grind it is important for us to…

By Daron Pressley

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Activate 2K14 Conference Set to Inspire and Empower Women in New York City

Actresses Sherri Shepherd and Keke Palmer among top speakers and panelists

Activate 2K14 is a weekend experience kicking off Sept. 19 and continuing with a series…

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[RECAP] Randal Pinkett Talks CEO Strategy and Success via From the Corner Office Chat

'Apprentice' alum: 'Seek opportunities, see opportunity, and seize opportunity!'

During a BlackEnterprise.com Twitter chat, BCT Partners CEO and “The Apprentice” alum Randal Pinkett spoke…

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Women of Power: Top 10 Leaders in the Fashion Industry

Top females making boss moves in the industry

As New York Fashion Week continues, we’ve rounded up 10 power women of color in…

By Courtney Connley

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Women of Power: 10 Savvy Books to Help Elevate Your Career

Top professional leadership resources written for women and by women

Offering professional advice, tips and wisdom for how women can succeed in the workplace, we’ve…

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Building Business Muscles: 7 Steps to Maintain a Healthy Enterprise

If you're not taking time daily to 'work out' your business activity, then your business health may suffer

Whether a “solopreneur” or a corporate exec, if you’re not taking time to “work out”…

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Texting Etiquette Every Professional Needs to Know

With popularity of non-verbal communication, there are still rules to follow

Don’t let a few hundred characters derail your career success. Though texting has become more…

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Delphi CEO Rodney O’Neal to Retire in March 2015

CFO Kevin Clark will take the helm

According to reports, Delphi Automotive Plc announced CEO Rodney O’Neal will retire from his post…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Mitzi Miller: Jets to Uplift and Enhance the Ebony Brand

Editor-in-chief talks plans to keep legacy alive for next generations

Ebony magazine’s editor-in-chief, Mitzi Miller, explains what led her to journalism and plans to keep…

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If Ray Rice Were Your Employee: 4 Factors to Consider When Terminating for Misconduct Off the Field

How to be sure you have the proper protocol in place for firing someone

The Baltimore Ravens terminated Ray Rice, but what about your employees as an everyday professional?…

By Nicole Cober, Esq.

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Top 10 Companies to Work for If You Don’t Have a College Degree

Costco ranks in at No. 1 for high school graduates

A recent survey from Glassdoor shows the top 10 companies for high school graduates to…

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Black Women Left Behind in Employment Growth

Black female unemployment rate remains stagnant

According to a National Women’s Law Center analysis, black women are the only demographic group…

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Xerox Corp.
Boards: American Express Co., ExxonMobil Corp.

Chairmen of the Board: 10 Most Powerful African Americans Directing U.S. Corporations

These leaders are forerunners of business and industry

As part of our BE Registry of Corporate Directors, BlackEnterprise.com reveals African American board chairmen…

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Flawless Leadership Lessons from Beyoncé: 3 #PowerMoves for Success 


Even if you're not part of the Bey Hive, these tips will help you upgrade your skills

Not part of the Bey hive who loves superstar Beyonce? Doesn’t matter. Her killer work…

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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From The Corner Office Chat Series Continues With BCT Partners’ Randal Pinkett

Author and technology entrepreneur will share leadership success strategies

On Monday, Sept. 8 at 1 p.m. EST, the From The Corner Office Twitter Chat…

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Men: Dress to Impress and Make Boss Moves With Your Office Style

If you want to upgrade your professional life, take heed to how you look

Fellas, let’s take a minute out of our schedules to clear the lines between appropriate…

By Daron Pressley

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4 Awesome Ways to Use Instagram to Make Better Career Moves

How to make the popular platform work for you in connecting with companies

Most use Instagram for posting pictures of leisure, but the truth is, Instagram is bigger…

By Daron Pressley

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Cool Jobs: Gianni Lee Emboldens ‘New Philly’ and Champions AFROPUNK

The genius behind Babylon Cartel shares his origin

Philadelphia’s own Gianni Lee, named after the fashion legend, chats with Black Enterprise about his…

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Artel J. Great: A Film Visionary With a Deep Sense of Responsibility

How Project Catalyst founder created platform that merges tech with alternative entertainment

Artel J. Great, founder of Project Catalyst, speaks to Black Enterprise about innovation and his…

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4 Signs of Workplace Bullying: What You Can Do

Workplace bullying can jeopardize your career and health. Here’s how to handle it.

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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How to Hack Performance Gaps

Maximize your career success with this strategy

Take these four steps to solve performance challenges in your career.

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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5 Smart Steps for Safeguarding Your Career

Learn how to set professional boundaries

Manage how you show up and how others treat you at work. Here’s how.

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Black Enterprise CEO Earl “Butch” Graves Hosts Chats With Industry Leaders on the Green

Power players in business, media and public service, talk success and strategy

“Conversations with Earl ‘Butch’ Graves Jr.,” set for August 27 at 4:00 pm, with top…

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Power Women of the Diaspora: How Award-Winning Journalist Used Storytelling to Reinvent Career

Adaora Udoji’s curiosity led to career opportunities abroad

Award-winning journalist, Adaora Udoji recognizes the power of other people’s stories to help transform lives—even…

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HAVE A SINCERE & COHESIVE TEAM 

“The saying, ‘It takes a village’ is something that I live every single day. And having a team that really believes in the brand, really understands me—we sit at the table together as a family and work on this together—is what carries that vision forward and makes it less difficult. It’s more challenging when everybody at the table has a different agenda.”

Best of Breed: 4 Fundamental Benefits of Leveraging Expert Advisers

It’s better to hire a specialized team of experts (even if only on a contract…

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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Candace Steele-Flippin hired by St. Jude

St. Jude Medical Appoints new PR and Communications Executive

Steele Flippin will be responsible for providing strategic direction

Candace Steele Flippin has been hired by St, Jude Medical to provide strategic direction

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Africa-America Institute Honoring Business and Philanthropic Leaders in New York City

Executives and diplomats to convene during opening week of the UN General Assembly

During the opening week of the UN General Assembly, The Africa-America Institute will host its…

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Golf Professional Rodney Green Shares Passion for Game and the Business of It All

Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis challenge instructor gives real deal on career asset

Rodney Green—who will conducting golf classes at this year’s Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge—…

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President, Pharmacy, Health & Wellness 
Walgreen Co.
Board: Allstate Corp.

Pharmacy Chief Kermit Crawford Retiring from Walgreens

Thirty-one-year veteran may have been pressured to leave after "bungled" forecast

Walgreens pharmacy chief, Kermit Crawford, is retiring after “bungled” multibillion-dollar forecast.

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Entrepreneurs are known to have many qualities—persistence, leadership skills and a never-say-die attitude, to name a few. But even with those skills, even the most successful entrepreneurs have made their share of mistakes—and sometimes catastrophically. Robert Jordan, author of How They Did It: Billion Dollar Insights from the Heart of America (RedFlash Press $24.95) spoke with 45 successful entrepreneurs to gain an understanding of what it takes to successfully launch and grow a business. Among those featured is Joe Mansueto, founder of Morningstar, who sold the company for $2 billion, Raj Soin, who launched Modern Technologies Corporation (MTC) before selling it to BAE Systems for $425 million, and others who have taken their companies public in billion-dollar transactions. To be included in the book, they had to launch, grow and sell a company for approximately $100 million or go public for at least $300 million and had to be self-made, according to Jordan. “So the range ended up so that at the low end, Viresh Bhatia sold InstallShield for about $78 million and the high end was Dane Miller, who took Biomet private for $12 billion.” But what mistakes did these multi-millionaires make along the way and what can be learned from them? Read on... —Alan Hughes

Top 15 Industries That Breed Millionaires

Wealth management company reveals industries with highest percentage of male, female millionaires

Wealth management company reveals industries with highest percentage of male, female millionaires.

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Femi Allen Wasserman: Fantasy Sports Isn’t Just for Men

'I stay passionate and focused because I really enjoy the feeling of a job well done'

Femi Allen Wasserman, vice-president of communications of DraftKings, talks being a black female executive in…

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Cool Jobs: Quinta B Talks Comedy Influences and Digital Impact

This Web celebrity has a huge future ahead of her, and here's why

Web sensation and comedian Quinta B talks horrible dates, digital engagement and how the Internet…

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Bow Wow Joins the cast of CSI:CYBER

Bow Wow Joins Cast of CSI:CYBER

TV host and actor will play teenaged hacker

Shad Moss AKA Bow Wow, will play 19 year old hacker, Brody “Baby Face” Nelson…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Unplug From Your Digital Device and Plug Into Your Career Potential

Tips to ensure smartphone use is contributing to career success---not emptying your pockets

Millennials, play time is over. It’s time to shut down the mobile apps that are…

By Daron Pressley

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Eric Roberson: The Business of Making Music

'How you execute is how you will be rewarded'

Music Veteran, Eric Roberson, makes it his business to make good music as he releases…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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[EXCLUSIVE] John Rogers & Charles Tribbett Talk the Value of Black Corporate Directors

How efforts set stage for development of more innovative, competitive companies

John Rogers and Charles Tribbett share how black board participation helps drive the advancement of…

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Vince Young Gets Hired by His Alma Mater

Former NFL player returns to the University of Texas at Austin as an employee

Vince Young returns to the University of Texas at Austin to work for the Division…

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From The Corner Office Chat Series Continues With Black Enterprise CEO Earl Graves Jr.

BCT Partners CEO Randal Pinkett and IBOM LLC CEO Anie Akpe also set to share success strategies

On Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 at 1 p.m., the From The Corner Office Twitter Chat…

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Five Tips to Enhance Productivity at Work

Use this strategy to save you time and stress

Try this strategy to take the stress out of your workday and get productive.

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Life with Vision: TV Host Bevy Smith Drops Jewels on Archaic Networking & Building Real Relationships

Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge speaker gave preview for what's in store

TV host Bevy Smith talked with BlackEnterprise.com as a featured guest for its Black Enterprise…

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Job Applications: Criminal Record Question Could Be Banned

Report: "Ban the Box" movement growing in momentum and impacting hiring

Striking out the ‘have you been convicted’ questions could give ex-convicts a fair shake at…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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40-Year Legacy: Model-Mogul Beverly Johnson’s Biggest Boss Moves

A look at the model-mogul's landmark moments since Vogue

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Beverly Johnson’s Vogue cover, we take a look…

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Corporate Executive of the Year: Kenneth Frazier Shares Prescription For Growth

Merck’s Chairman & CEO has a bold strategy for this $44 billion pharmaceutical giant

Merck Chairman and CEO Kenneth Frazier seeks to expand the pharmaceuticals giant by extending its…

By Derek T. Dingle

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10 Black Women Who’ve Made History in 2014

See whose boss moves earned them pioneer status

From Keke Palmer to Tamron Hall and Sasheer Zamata, we’ve compiled a list of black…

By Courtney Connley

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4 Creative Ways to Stay Productive During the Work Day

This strategy will ensure you start on the right track

Time is money and we have to efficiently deliver on goals and objectives regardless of…

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Bevy Smith to Bring ‘Life with Vision’ to Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge

TV personality will empower attendees to follow their passions

Television personality and entrepreneur, Bevy Smith, to bring her “Life with Vision” event to Black…

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Woman Fired From Job for Not Being “Black Enough” Wins Lawsuit

Biracial woman Rachel Brothers awarded $11,000 in lawsuit

Rachel Brothers, a biracial woman from Canada, has won a lawsuit against her old employer…

By Courtney Connley

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From Homeless to Motivator: How One Man Turned His Story Into National Inspiration

'We’re so good at destruction, I want to make constructing cool again'

Motivational Speaker, Rob Hill. Sr. has been homeless and has turned his struggles into inspiration…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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From The Corner Office Chat Series Continues With Multidimensional Actor Lamman Rucker

Black Enterprise CEO Earl Graves Jr., BCT Partners CEO Randal Pinkett and IBOM LLC CEO Anie Akpe set to share success and leadership strategies

The From The Corner Office Twitter Chat series continues with actor, speaker/activist and entrepreneur Lamman…

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Careers in Demand: Two Young CPAs Who Started Early Share Advice

An overview of career options in personal finance

Robyn Fuller and Ashley Johnson began their journey toward becoming certified public accountants while still…

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FROM THE CORNER OFFICE: Get Business Strategy from the Greats, Presented by BMW

Get a view from a position of power via special content offerings

BMW presents ‘From the Corner Office,’ offering insights via special content, social media events and…

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Film Academy Re-Elects Cheryl Boone Isaacs as President

Upon initial appointment, she made history as the academy's first black president

Cheryl Boone Isaacs, who made history as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’…

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Career Crisis? 5 Keys to Managing Through It

When the going gets tough, don’t leave…LEAD!

Proven advice from corporate executives who have managed crisis in ways that enabled them and…

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New Study: Does Shape of a Man’s Face Impact Career Success?

Research finds men with wider faces tend to negotiate higher salary

A study from the University of California, Riverside and Columbia University concludes that wider-face men…

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Alonzo Mourning Leads 2014 Basketball Hall of Fame Class

Joins former NBA Commissioner, David Stern, as one of the greats

Alonzo Mourning is elected to The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

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Cool Jobs: Meteorologist Somara Theodore Talks STEM & Storm Watching

Media personality details importance of mentorship and advice for young professionals

WJCL’s resident scientist, Somara Theodore, speaks with Black Enterprise about being a successful TV meteorologist…

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How to Build a Proactive Workforce

Study: Satisfied employees will aggressively help your business grow and succeed

Check out these tips on how to nurture a productive workforce at your business.

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Amy DuBois Barnett Executive Editor for New ESPN Site

Former Ebony EIC to head new portal catering to African Americans

ESPN announces former Ebony Editor-in-Chief Amy DuBois Barnett as executive editor of new site catering…

By Courtney Connley

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Millionaire Businessman Talks Making the Jump from Employee to Entrepreneur

Leaving security of full-time job, Oscar Horton took a chance with a truck dealership

Over the following 13 years, the new team in place grew the company from $28…

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Norman Hall: Creating a New Model of Profiting for the Music Industry (Part 2)

'What motivates me is being on the bleeding edge of opportunities that are nascent'

Norman Hall is bringing a new concept for musicians to make more money.

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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San Antonio Hires Female Basketball Coach

Team makes history with the hire

WNBA player, Becky Hammon, was hired as an assistant coach for the world champion San…

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REGISTER NOW: Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit’s 10th Anniversary

Spelman College's Beverly Tatum, Ph. D., will receive Barbara Graves Award

It will be a landmark year for the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit in…

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Keke Palmer to Play Cinderella on Broadway

Actress making history as first black actress to portray character on Broadway

Keke Palmer will reportedly make history when she takes on the role of Cinderella on…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Luxury Market Branding CEO Lauren Maillian Bias, author of "The Path Redefined: Getting to the Top On Your Own Terms"

From The Corner Office Chat Series Kicks Off With Luxury Market Branding CEO Lauren Maillian Bias

Black Enterprise CEO Earl Graves Jr., actor/philanthropist Lamman Rucker, BCT Partners CEO Randal Pinkett and IBOM LLC CEO Anie Akpe to share success and leadership strategies

The From The Corner Office Twitter Chat series kicks off with serial entrepreneur, early-stage investor…

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Power Women of the Diaspora: Celebrity Makeup Artist Talks Using Tragedy to Fuel Purpose

Eryca Freemantle helps brands diversify their beauty industry options

How Eryca Freemantle turned tragedy into triumph via her cosmetics career helping brands diversify their…

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How To Get To The Top On Your Own Terms

Investor and marketer Lauren Maillan Bias shows what it takes to survive

At age 19, Lauren Maillian Bias founded a boutique winery that quickly became an internationally…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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From Storefront to Wall Street, Ernesta G. Procope Has Blazed Trails in Insurance and Real Estate

Celebrating this year's Black Enterprise A. G. Gaston Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

History-makers seldom have an example to follow; they make a path for others to follow…

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3 Steps to Success for Young Bosses

Millennials, be inspired to get what's yours with these quick tips

Here are three quick tips to finding success inspired by those who’ve found it from…

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Skip the objective. Objectives are outdated and rarely used in today’s world of professional resume writing. The purpose of the objective was to tell employers what you were seeking, i.e. “a challenging sales position.” Instead, the objective has now been replaced with a career profile or a summary of qualifications which tells employers exactly what you have to offer, i.e. “accomplished professional with 10 years sales experience.” Your resume should include a concise yet quality career profile which clearly indicates what you have to offer, rather than just what you desire. Employers are far more attracted to a candidate who actually brings something to the table.

The Sports Resume: 3 Applicant Tracking Systems That Affect Hiring

Learn how to tailor your job seeking documents for each position

From The Sports Resume: Learn all you can about this platform, used by employers, to…

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UniWorld Reboot: Monique Nelson Carrying the Torch, Rebranding a Legacy

After two years at the helm, CEO drives massive makeover

After two years at the helm, Uniworld CEO Monique Greenwood, drives massive makeover.

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Black Enterprise Publishes Exclusive Registry Of African Americans On Corporate Boards

Report lists 176 black corporate directors of America’s 250 largest public companies, identifies 74 Ccorporations with no black directors

BLACK ENTERPRISE (BE) has released its latest exclusive report on African American representation on the…

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Dynamic Do-Gooder: 4 Reasons Giving Back Can Benefit Your Career

How volunteering and philanthropy can open professional doors

Though it’s just a good look to be charitable, the professional benefits go beyond the…

By Courtney Connley

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Philanthropy Bosses: 4 Celebs Who Add Giving Back to Their Career Portfolios

These industry heavyweights show how being charitable pays off

These entertainers spend countless hours and dollars giving back to a cause they hold dear…

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Career Opportunities Start With A Great Second Impression

It’s no secret that you may never get a second chance to make a first…

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Get on Up! 6 James Brown Songs to Boost Motivation

These tunes from the "Godfather of Soul" will help you get through the workday

In honor of James Brown new biopic “Get on Up,” we’ve rounded up six of…

By Courtney Connley

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[Part 1] Beauty & Brains: Rick Ross’ Sister Talks Talent for Music Business

How Tawanda Roberts navigates 'bawse' entertainment empire behind-the-scenes

Entertainer Rick Ross’ older sister Tawanda Roberts talks how she navigates franchises and entertainment empire…

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Darden Restaurants CEO Stepping Down

Clarence Otis to leave post by the end of the year

According to reports, Clarence Otis is stepping down as CEO by the end of the…

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6 Ways To Take Your Career To The Next Level

These steps will ensure you boost visibility and results

If you’re a professional looking to take your career to the next level and never…

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Michele Roberts Named Executive Director of NBA Players Union

She is now first woman to lead a major sports union in North America

The National Basketball Players Association announced Michele Roberts as its new executive director, making her…

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Listen Up: 4 Ways to Improve Every Conversation

Upgrade your people skills and success with these steps

Here’s how to sharpen your conversational skills, upgrade your personal interactions—and your success.

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Yandy Smith’s Everything Girls Love Hosts Empowerment Event for Women Professionals

Female Industry leaders inspire with insights on love, career and business

Check out highlights from Yandy Smith’s Everything Girls Love event “Girls Love Girl Talk,” held…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Cool Jobs: Bravo TV’s Todd Tucker Talks Boss Moves Up Front and Behind the Scenes

Entrepreneur discusses his rise through the ranks, tips for young professionals

Todd Tucker, TV production exec and star on Bravo TV’s Real Housewives of Atlanta, shares…

By Daron Pressley

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Black Women Earn 64 Cents To Every Dollar Earned By White Men

Black women pale in comparison to non-Hispanic white men

Gender pay inequality is still high within the Black women community, as a recent study…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Meet The CEO Who Helped Reshape Atlanta’s Skyline

A.G. Gaston Award winner Herman Russell reshaped the city of Atlanta

BE spoke with Russell, who authored “Building Atlanta: How I Broke through Segregation to Launch…

By Alan Hughes

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Cool Jobs: Comic Illustrator Talks Art and Race in the World of Superheroes

Afua Richardson brings her life's experiences to each stroke of the pen

Afua Richardson is one of the talents of color making a name for herself in…

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Study: Women Of Color Punished More For Hiring To Increase Diversity

White men get rewarded for similar actions, findings show

In an alarming study, women of color get punished by corporations for hiring diverse workers.…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Industry Leaders in Business and Entertainment to be Honored at F.A.C.E List Awards

Model Alek Wek and Afrobeat pioneer Femi Kuti among honorees for weekend event

African diaspora leaders in industries including entertainment and business will be honored at the 2014…

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President Obama Bans LGBT Discrimination, No Religious Exemption

In many workplaces simply being LGBT is still a fireable offense

There are 29 states that have no laws to protect gay, lesbian, or bisexual employees…

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The 15 Most Surprising Six-Figure Jobs In America

Some of these jobs don't require a high school degree

You would be surprised to find out that these 15 opportunities are actually six-figure jobs.

By Kevin L. Clark

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Anniversary of the Moon Walk: 10 African American Space Pioneers

Astronauts of color who broke barriers to explore the unknown

During this month 45 years ago, the U.S. set foot on the moon. In commemoration…

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Red Hammer: 3 Great Reasons to Position Yourself as an Expert

How to leverage your knowledge to expand your professional brand

Don’t just be an “Average Joe” worker. Find ways to leverage your knowledge as a…

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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Telmex Billionaire Carlos Slim Calls For Three-Day Workweek

World's second-richest man believes in a radical overhaul of how we work

Telmex CEO Carlos Slim, better known as the world’s second-richest man, recently told an audience…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Black Enterprise Golf and Tennis Challenge: 10 Facts About Chris Spencer

"Real Husbands of Hollywood" creator will be featured host

“Real Husbands of Hollywood” creator, Chris Spencer, will be hosting the Black Enterprise Golf and…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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10 Reasons You’re Still Unemployed

Unable to find work? You may suffer from these bad habits

Unemployment is slowly receding and getting back on track, but if you’re unable to find…

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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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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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