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Put in Work: 4 Habits of Creative People That Can Lead to Success The Power of the Collab: 4 Smart Reasons to Partner Up 7 Habits of Awesome Communicators Career Transition: 3 Big Mistakes To Avoid Entrepreneurs Say Mentorship the Key to Women’s Advancement in Business and Tech 5 Smart Traits of a Successful Intrapreneur 6 Common Myths About Being a Startup Employee 3 Underserved Industries Offering Scholarships and Grants to Career Changers IBOM LLC Hosts Interactive Social Media Week Event for Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs No More Paycheck-to-Paycheck: Survey Links Uptick in Job Security to Decline Career Choice: 5 Steps to Monetizing Your Passion All Play: Ain’t Nothing Going on But the … Work? AAI Anniversary Awards Gala: Global Business Leaders Talk Bridging the Gap Between Africa and America Work Flow: How Challenge and Focus Can Motivate Progress Recruiters: 7 Good Reasons You Aren’t Finding Quality Candidates Power OOTD: Return of the R-E-S-P-E-C-T Suit Report: Women Have More Jobs, But Even More Poverty Up on Game: 5 Ways to Keep Your Career Skills Fresh Job Seeker: Believe It or Not, Your Cover Letter is Not About You Global Jobs: Leaders Talk Employment in Africa and Transitioning from the Diaspora The WIE Symposium: New York Event Connects Everyday Power Women with Industry Celebrities Fearless Boss Moves: Top Career Lessons from Breaking Bad Top 5 Social Media Mistakes Keeping You From Employment Cool Jobs: Former Hollywood Exec Makes Dream of a Global Women’s Network a Reality Tonya Lewis Lee Expands Family-Friendly Film Legacy with “The Watsons Go to Birmingham” My Boss Moves Are Better Than Yours: 5 Things Influential People Do Best Knight Foundation Awards $3.6 Million for Black Male Networking Initiative Activate Conference to Draw Leaders in Business, Entertainment and Media to New York Top 5 Most Underrated Jobs in America Cool Jobs: PR Powerhouse Shante Bacon on Hollywood Success and Dispelling ‘Power Woman’ Myths 5 Steps to Speed Up Job Prospects Before Thanksgiving From Passion to Profits: Leopold Vasquez’s ‘The Sound of Art’ Month of the Man: Luxury Shoe Artisan Talks Reviving an Old Trade Face2Face Africa Hosts Networking Event for NYC Professionals Hollywood Boss Moves: Phylicia Rashad Directs ‘Four Little Girls’ Play Employers Seeing Value of Older Employees 6 Signs A Company is a Stellar Place to Work Women Regain Lost Jobs, While Men Trail Behind Survey: American Workers Craving Job Satisfaction Africa-America Institute Will Kick Off 60th Anniversary with Career Expo Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: 5 Good Reasons Not to Rest on Your (Career) Laurels Power OOTD: Rockin’ the Classic Black and White Study: For Men, Employment is the New Sexy Passion vs. Profit: Ladies, It’s Time to Get What You’re Worth Today 12 Most Outrageous Resume Mistakes The Childless vs. the Mommies: Do Women with Children Get Preferential Treatment at Work? 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Return on Investment: How to Get the Most from Your Unpaid Internship HR Managers Say New College Graduates Lack Work Ethic 4 Savvy Ways Investing in Human Capital Equals Great Returns The African Americans Directing America’s Largest Corporations Meet America’s Most Powerful Corporate Directors Pregnant & Unemployed? 5 Tips for Successful Job Seeking Power OOTD: 6 Quick Tips to Usher in Pow Fall Office Fashion Survey: Top 7 Things Keeping You From a Promotion 5 Stellar Success Principles: High Achievers Share Real-Life Words of Wisdom 8 Favorable Qualities—Outside of Work Experience—That’ll Get You Hired Overqualified: 9 Smart Ways to Still Get the Job 3 ‘Dumb’ Phrases Every Great Leader Should Avoid Young Professionals: Top 5 Things to Consider Before Taking That First Job PHOTOS: Who’s Who of Global Talent Honored at NYC Awards Show Post-College, Real Talk: Morehouse Grad Shares Importance of Early Career Planning Ford Adds 1,400 Jobs to Struggling Detroit After Shifting Manufacturing from Mexico From the Mouths of Hiring Managers: The Real Deal on Getting the Gig Work-Life Balance Woes: The Study That Justifies Being Too Tired For Chores After Work The NEA Awards Returns to New York to Honor Who’s Who in African Entertainment Not Enough Time for All Your Boss Moves? 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Put in Work: 4 Habits of Creative People That Can Lead to Success

Take a cue from artists' and writers' discipline and routine

Writers and artists might be viewed as footloose and fancy free, but some of their…

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The Power of the Collab: 4 Smart Reasons to Partner Up

You can make bigger boss moves by having a team

Innovators should use discernment when offering ideas, but one writer says collaboration may be the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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7 Habits of Awesome Communicators

Check out these qualities of exemplary leaders with gift of gab

You may admire that awesome leader who has the gift of gab, but what’s behind…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Career Transition: 3 Big Mistakes To Avoid

Whether you took the leap due to a rut or just want a new adventure, stay away from these pitfalls

Whether you changed because of a rut or just wanted to embark on a new…

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Entrepreneurs Say Mentorship the Key to Women’s Advancement in Business and Tech

Even if you're well past the first-job days, here's how to leverage a vital asset

For women, especially in male-dominated business and technology, mentorship is not only key, it’s a…

By Janell Hazelwood

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5 Smart Traits of a Successful Intrapreneur

You don't need the CEO title to truly be a boss

You don’t necessarily have to own the business or be the CEO to really be…

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6 Common Myths About Being a Startup Employee

Don't get caught up in the fantasy. Here's the real deal

When one thinks of startups there’s the dreamy fantasy of a fun-filled day of leisure…

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3 Underserved Industries Offering Scholarships and Grants to Career Changers

Assistance programs for your next act

A new career might be easier to achieve if you look to industries that are…

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China Muoka, technology entrepreneur and CEO of JobClickr and RentIsh, gave attendees tips on search engine optimization (SEO) and talked about the importance of your brand's searchability. It's important you know what's on the Web about you, your company or your brand and how you can control that, he said.

IBOM LLC Hosts Interactive Social Media Week Event for Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs

Media, tech and law professionals talk branding and best practices

On Sept. 27, Ibom LLC in partnership with The City College of New York, hosted…

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No More Paycheck-to-Paycheck: Survey Links Uptick in Job Security to Decline

With more workers gaining employment, positive trends expected to continue

One thing about the link between career and wealth-building: Negotiating what youj’re worth, saving and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Career Choice: 5 Steps to Monetizing Your Passion

Of course, doing what you love is appealing, but does it pay the bills?

We’d all love to get paid to follow our passions, but what’s the first step…

By Janell Hazelwood

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All Play: Ain’t Nothing Going on But the … Work?

5 signs you're a workaholic

You may be on the road to workplace burnout and not even realize it because…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Africa-America Institute president and CEO Amini Kajunju is a native of the Democratic Republic of Congo and the first African ever to serve at the helm of the oldest nonprofit organization of its kind in the United States.

AAI Anniversary Awards Gala: Global Business Leaders Talk Bridging the Gap Between Africa and America

Global leaders gather at Africa-America Institute gala for a night of celebration and acknowledgment

On Sept. 25, global leaders gathered to celebrate the Africa-America Institute’s 60th anniversary, bridging the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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10 Ways to Maximize Your Home Office for Productivity

Work Flow: How Challenge and Focus Can Motivate Progress

Getting your productivity mojo back might mean doing more than just taking a break

Getting your productivity mojo back may mean doing more that just taking a break from…

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Recruiters: 7 Good Reasons You Aren’t Finding Quality Candidates

It may not be them. Maybe it's you

If you haven’t been able to seal the deal with top talent to fill a…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Power OOTD: Return of the R-E-S-P-E-C-T Suit

Separates are great, but get into classic tailoring for a polished look that wins

Separates are great, but there’s nothing like a tailored suit to say, ‘I mean business,’…

By Shea Zephir

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Report: Women Have More Jobs, But Even More Poverty

Female occupations gained tend to be low-paying

Regained jobs for women after the recession tend to be in lower-paying occupation, reports indicate.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Up on Game: 5 Ways to Keep Your Career Skills Fresh

Use this strategy to remain competitive in your industry

Awesome leaders know they have to continue to strengthen their career talents and skills. Here’s…

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Job Seeker: Believe It or Not, Your Cover Letter is Not About You

Don't overlook the power of an awesome---or totally terrible---introduction

Every second counts for today’s job seekers. According to a study by The Ladders, a…

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Global Jobs: Leaders Talk Employment in Africa and Transitioning from the Diaspora

Professionals talk global career positioning and transitioning at AAI Talent Summit

On Sept. 21, the Africa-America Institute (AAI) kicked off its career expo, featuring experts who…

By Janell Hazelwood

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The WIE Symposium: New York Event Connects Everyday Power Women with Industry Celebrities

From Tyra Banks to Norma Kamali, this event is inspiration in action

WIE Network co-founder Dee Poku, with fashion and TV business icon Tyra Banks and Nadja…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Fearless Boss Moves: Top Career Lessons from Breaking Bad

Take a page from Walter White on fearlessness and purpose

Hit AMC show Breaking Bad has career lessons about fearlessness and fate that we could…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Top 5 Social Media Mistakes Keeping You From Employment

Overuse of profanity a major turn off for prospective employers

Overuse of profanity and mention of guns among top social media turnoffs for prospective employers.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Cool Jobs: Former Hollywood Exec Makes Dream of a Global Women’s Network a Reality

Dee Poku talks global experiences and creating a female empowerment platform

Dee Poku left a successful career as a Hollywood studio executive to co-found WIE Network,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Tonya Lewis Lee Expands Family-Friendly Film Legacy with “The Watsons Go to Birmingham”

Producer, wife and mother talks balancing family life and advice for power women

BlackEnterprise.com caught up with filmmaker Tonya Lewis Lee on “Watsons Go to Birmingham” and balancing…

By Janell Hazelwood

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My Boss Moves Are Better Than Yours: 5 Things Influential People Do Best

Take a cue from leaders you admire on what really gives them the 'it' factor

We all admire great leaders and talented celebrities, but what really drives that “it” factor…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Knight Foundation Awards $3.6 Million for Black Male Networking Initiative

Recipiant BMe will facilitate connecting successful men for civic and leadership advocacy

The Knight Foundation has granted $3.6 million to a pilot program that will promote networking…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Activate Conference to Draw Leaders in Business, Entertainment and Media to New York

Speakers include Les Brown and actress Malinda Williams, among others

Power women and men will gather in New York for the inaugural Activate Conference Sept.…

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Top 5 Most Underrated Jobs in America

Veterinarian and market research analyst among awesome job options often overlooked

CareerCast recently released its report of the top most underrated jobs in the U.S., based…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Cool Jobs: PR Powerhouse Shante Bacon on Hollywood Success and Dispelling ‘Power Woman’ Myths

Co-founder of 135th Street Agency continues to push boundaries

Shante Bacon has played an enormous role in building some of the most popular mainstream…

By Kimberly Wilson

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5 Steps to Speed Up Job Prospects Before Thanksgiving

Survey: Most employment success found between Labor Day and Easter

According to a survey, job seekers indicate they’ve had the most success between Labor Day…

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From Passion to Profits: Leopold Vasquez’s ‘The Sound of Art’

Leopold Vasquez is an art lover who has turned his passion into an eclectic career with the Sound of Art.

Website that seeks to be a matchmaker of sorts with people and art.

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Month of the Man: Luxury Shoe Artisan Talks Reviving an Old Trade

Self-taught, Theodore Green enjoys offering the customized experience

Shoe cobbler and designer Theodore Green enjoys the art of customizing the experience for consumers.…

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Face2Face Africa Hosts Networking Event for NYC Professionals

State Farm, Arik Air among sponsors and companies in attendance

On Sept. 13, <a href="http://face2faceafrica.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Face2Face Africa</strong></a>, a premier media and events company, hosted…

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Hollywood Boss Moves: Phylicia Rashad Directs ‘Four Little Girls’ Play

Special reading marks 50th anniversary of tragic Birmingham bombing

Actress Phylicia Rashad, best known as one of America’s favorite TV moms, is adding…

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Employers Seeing Value of Older Employees

Companies including AT&T and Google recognize importance of seniors

As the working population—and the unemployed—continue to age, companies including AT&T and Google recognize importance…

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6 Signs A Company is a Stellar Place to Work

Consider these indicators before making your job choice

Before you decide on your next career move, check out these indicators of the workplace…

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Women Regain Lost Jobs, While Men Trail Behind

Male-dominated industries, such as manufacturing, still haven't rebounded

Reports note that women have gotten back all jobs lost during the Great Recession, but…

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Survey: American Workers Craving Job Satisfaction

More professionals willing to take pay cut for job they love

According to recent findings by The Philips Work/Life Survey, more working are looking for jobs…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Small Business Owners are "Happy" Despite Concerns about Healthcare, Retirement and Customer Acquisition

Africa-America Institute Will Kick Off 60th Anniversary with Career Expo

Global organization to honor who's who in international leadership and philanthropy

The Africa-America Institute will celebrate 60 years of global education and employment advocacy with a…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: 5 Good Reasons Not to Rest on Your (Career) Laurels

Who cares about age or career stage? These stars continue hitting and surpassing the success bar

After watching Sheryl Lee Ralph on TV One’s “Life After,” I’m reminded to keep pushing…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Power OOTD: Rockin’ the Classic Black and White

Nothing says, 'I mean business,' like this classic color pair

Nothing says ‘I mean business’ like a classic, tailored black-and-white ensemble at the office. Here’s…

By Shea Zephir

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Study: For Men, Employment is the New Sexy

Power women with own money and jobs trump trophy girls in dating preference

A new study might dispel the common notion that trophy girls win in the dating…

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Passion vs. Profit: Ladies, It’s Time to Get What You’re Worth Today

No matter how lucrative---or not---your career path, the key is to have an entrepreneurial mindset

As women, many of us choose less-lucrative career paths or don’t negotiate what we’re worth.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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12 Most Outrageous Resume Mistakes

Survey details the real deal on job-seeking snafus to avoid

A recent survey reveals real-life insight from hiring managers on the worst resume faux pas…

By Janell Hazelwood

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The Childless vs. the Mommies: Do Women with Children Get Preferential Treatment at Work?

Yes. But what's a single, childless woman to do? Create a united force for advocacy

In recent reports, women say women with children get preferential treatment. What’s a single, childless…

By Janell Hazelwood

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NWBC As Key Resource to Women Veteran Entrepreneurs

Ain’t Nothing Going on but the … Work-Life Balance?

Survey says salary taking a backseat for working women's focus

A new survey by LinkedIn and Cross-Tab reflects women’s focus on work-life balance as a…

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Return on Investment: How to Get the Most from Your Unpaid Internship

This checklist will ensure you take maximum advantage of the experience

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There’s been a lot in recent news about unpaid internships, from lawsuits to…

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HR Managers Say New College Graduates Lack Work Ethic

However, millennials are prepped for the workplace of the future

New survey of human resources professionals finds that they believe young professionals lack discipline, but…

By Janell Hazelwood

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4 Savvy Ways Investing in Human Capital Equals Great Returns

Reverse poor people management with this strategy

You can reverse poor people management by using this strategy to invest in valuable human…

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The African Americans Directing America’s Largest Corporations

Our exclusive list of the most powerful guardians of shareholder value

We created our exclusive BLACK ENTERPRISE Registry of Corporate Directors to place a spotlight on…

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Meet America’s Most Powerful Corporate Directors

Our exclusive BLACK ENTERPRISE Registry of Corporate Directors places a spotlight on those making contributions as some of the nation's most powerful guardians of shareholder value of S&P 250 companies.

Check out our gallery list of the nation’s top African American directors

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Pregnant & Unemployed? 5 Tips for Successful Job Seeking

If you're expecting a new bundle of joy, you can still advance your career

Being with child shouldn’t stop your boss moves. Here’s a great strategy for job-seeking success.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Power OOTD: 6 Quick Tips to Usher in Pow Fall Office Fashion

This checklist will ensure you bring the chic at work this season

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As the world watches New York City for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, BlackEnterprise.com is ushering…

By Shea Zephir

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71 PERCENT: Someone who says, “that’s not my job”

Survey: Top 7 Things Keeping You From a Promotion

Employers say tardiness and deceit major deterrents to career advancement

A recent CareerBuilder survey of managers found top reasons they decline promotions, from tardiness to…

By Janell Hazelwood

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5 Stellar Success Principles: High Achievers Share Real-Life Words of Wisdom

These tips, from Les Brown to Wayne Dyer, will help catapult your advancement

From Les Brown to George Fraser, these five stellar leadership principles will help you take…

By Antoine Moss

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8 Favorable Qualities—Outside of Work Experience—That’ll Get You Hired

Survey: Hiring managers take note of style, sense of humor to make choice

According to a CareerBuilder survey, managers take into account job candidates’ style, sense of humor…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Overqualified: 9 Smart Ways to Still Get the Job

Don't take no for an answer. Try this strategy

So you’ve made it to the interview, only to be told you’re ‘too qualified.’ Well,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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3 ‘Dumb’ Phrases Every Great Leader Should Avoid

Entrepreneur says these 'dumb' quips won't help any manager's plight for success

One writer says these top communication faux pas are often unnecessary and ineffective for manager…

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Young Professionals: Top 5 Things to Consider Before Taking That First Job

It's not just about the paycheck. Make the right choice with this checklist

If you’re approaching your first job offers, here’s a list of things to consider before…

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On Sept. 1, the 8th annual Nigeria Entertainment Awards (NEAs) honored the who's who in African entertainment at New York University's Skirball Center for Performing Arts. The night brought together the best of the best in global talent and business.
The event was hosted by the hilarious comedian Bright ‘BasketMouth’ Okpocha, who kept the audience roaring with laughter. The more than 10-year industry vet has made more than a few celebrities let out a chuckle or two, including Boys 2 Men, Sean Paul, Beyonce, Snoop Dogg, and Wyclef Jean. 


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PHOTOS: Who’s Who of Global Talent Honored at NYC Awards Show

International leaders in film and music take home wins

The Nigerian Entertainment Awards brought the best of the best in global talent at NYU’s…

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Post-College, Real Talk: Morehouse Grad Shares Importance of Early Career Planning

Young entrepreneur talks success tips for post-grad job seeking

Derric Studamire, co-founder of the Infinity Club Investment Group (ICIG), shares tips for job-seeking…

By Antoine Moss

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Alan Mulally, Ford President and CEO, celebrates with team members during the Fusion Job One event at Flat Rock Assembly Plant.

Ford Adds 1,400 Jobs to Struggling Detroit After Shifting Manufacturing from Mexico

Move adds 1,400 jobs to Motor City metro area

The automaker invested $555 million into the Flat Rock Assembly Plant, adding added a state-of-the-art,…

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From the Mouths of Hiring Managers: The Real Deal on Getting the Gig

Learn more about the process in order to master your strategy

Hiring managers share the inside scoop on the applications process and how they choose the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Work-Life Balance Woes: The Study That Justifies Being Too Tired For Chores After Work

According to a study, women in male-dominated industries do less chores

According to a recent study by a Notre Dame sociologist, what you do for work…

By Janell Hazelwood

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The NEA Awards Returns to New York to Honor Who’s Who in African Entertainment

Top talent from U.S. and the Diaspora will perform and attend

On Sept. 1, the Nigerian Entertainment Awards return to New York in the heart of…

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Not Enough Time for All Your Boss Moves? Wake Up Earlier

You'll gain five extra hours to do more during the week, writer says

One writer says you can gain five extra hours for more boss moves if you…

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Job-Seeker Rejection Files: When Keeping It Real Goes Right

Entrepreneur's letter to denied applicants details hard, but valid truths

Gawker published one man’s rejection letter to 900 job applicants, citing his insensitivity in keeping…

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6 Innovative Ways to Get Recruiters to Notice You

Add this strategy to your job-seeking plan for ultimate success

So, you see so many lists with creative ways to get noticed in the job…

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Manage the Email Madness: Tips for Overwhelming Email

Get your inbox under control with these tips

Try these tips to get a handle on your work inbox.

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6 Savvy Ways to Make Your Job Easier

Take these steps to take the stress out of your day

Try these steps to make your job that much easier.

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Be Inspired: Top Successful Women Who Got the Axe and Thrived

From Kerry Washington to Oprah Winfrey, these ladies shined after defeat

From Kerry Washington to Star Jones, these power women of color used temporary losses as…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Leadership: The Art of Storytelling & Influence

Use this strategy to upgrade your communications and marketing skills

Key professionals often overlook the power of storytelling, not only in communications but in the…

By Amanda A. Ebokosia

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New Job Blues? How to Transition With Ease

Try these tips to cope and overcome challenges

Getting a new gig can be both exciting and frightening. New experiences, a better paycheck…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Creative Industry: Tips for A Better Resume

Wow your prospective employer without going overboard

If you already work (or are seeking work) in a creative field, the pressure to…

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Millennial Mojo: Young Chamber of Commerce CEO Share Tips for Success

Natalie Cofield talks young professional advancement & corporate turnaround

Powerhouse CEO and entrepreneur Natalie Cofield shares tips for young women professionals on climbing up…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Study: Many Workers Leaving Money on the Salary Negotiation Table

On opposite end, more employers expecting wage increases for new hires

CareerBuilder reports 49% of workers don’t negotiate salary, and many of those who don’t are…

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5 Steps to Stellar Personal Branding on the Web

Make an excellent professional impression on the Web

Use these quick steps to get started on the right path to establishing your professional…

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Boss Moves: Top 10 Must-Haves for Power Men

Essentials for every professional man for his first day at the office

You’ve graduated and landed your dream gig. Well, here are must-have items, from gadgets to…

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Senior Leadership: 5 Steps To Help Millennials Get There

Keith Wyche shares keys to advancement for young professionals

Want to reduce your obstacles and fast-track your senior leadership success? Check out these tips…

By Antoine Moss

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10 Professional Picks: Forbes ’100 Best Websites for Women’

Check out the career-focused standouts that made the list

Forbes released its fourth annual list of best sites for women. Here’s a snapshot of…

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Big Mistake: Top 4 Terrible Reasons to Choose a Career

Jumping into an industry for the wrong reasons can lead to long-term unhappiness

If you don’t choose wisely, you may have to undo years of wasted time and…

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The Toughest Career Questions and How to Gain Clarity

One writer says this process helps her become clear on her next big steps

Questions and answers are part of self-evaluation, but some are backed by fear and insecurity.…

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9 Advancement Goals for Smart Working Women

This checklist will help keep you on track for success

If you’re a working woman who seeks success, this checklist will help you stay on…

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7 Smart Qualities of an Awesome Startup Employee

Thinking of working for a small business? Check out these positive traits

Working for a startup is totally different from working for an established Fortune 500. Check…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Young Professionals: How to Cope With Tough Career Moments

Experienced your first career flop? Try this strategy to rebound

Professional life going sour? Don’t be so hard on yourself. Here are a few tips…

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Video Interviews: How to Use Body Language to Land the Gig

You can land the job via the Web with these tips

Tips on how to land the gig via the Web through video interview.

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How to Tell if You’re a Disgruntled Worker

Are you in an abusive work environment? Recognize the signs and get out!

A bad job could be more dangerous to your health than a bad lover. If…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Professional Longevity: Are You a Future-Proof Employee?

Here's what employers will be expecting from their workforce

Companies are increasingly looking to attract professionals who possess a range of interpersonal and networking…

By Sonia Alleyne

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9 Awesome Certifications to Make You More Marketable

What better way to become more competitive than upgrading your knowledge?

Nothing like more knowledge to boost your resume. Here are a few options to get…

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The Art of the Cold Call: How Mastering It Can Lead to Gigs

Entrepreneurs share tips for success

Cringe at the thought of just calling someone you don’t know, only to get the…

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Investment Banking Firm Trains, Hires Returning Soldiers

Investment banking firm helps returning soldiers land jobs

It’s been well documented that veterans returning home after serving the country often struggle to…

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Workplace Drama: 10 Reasons You Aren’t Getting Ahead

These behaviors hinder prolonged professional success

If you’re constantly in office drama, you could be shortchanging your chances for professional success.…

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Emerging Opportunities: Job Growth Potential in the Land of Logistics

In-demand skills for new professional journeys

Apparently, one in-demand skill is logistics, a base of knowledge that includes managing goods distribution…

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A Blessing in Disguise: 6 Ways Getting Fired Can Boost Your Career

Sometimes, getting the axe can mean more good than harm

Getting the axe isn’t always a bad thing. It may actually be the catalyst to…

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Cool Jobs: PR Executive-Turned-Blogger Finds Success in Merging Both Passions

Michelle Matthews-Alexander blends marketing savvy with writing platform

Along with her corporate communications career success, Michelle Matthews-Alexander’s balances a passion for blogging.

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Emerging Opportunities: Auto Industry Seeking Women for Employment

Tech advances changing the game for female job candidates

Rebounding auto industry seeking talents of women in a job market that’s becoming more about…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Leadership Tip: Perks & Money Alone Won’t Retain Workers

But, these four key things will

In an era where 70% of workers are unhappy and disengaged, pay and benefits alone…

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How Blogging Can Help Brand You as An Expert

Build a Web platform that makes you more marketable

If you’re the best of the best in your industry, it’s best people know it.…

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Startup vs. the Majors: How Workers Can Make Best Choice

Consider these vital things before making a decision

Don’t know whether you should get your professional start at a small business or one…

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Career Rerouting: How to Reverse a Bad Professional Decision

Find a better professional path with this strategy

So you’ve made a wrong turn in your career? Well, here’s how to reroute and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Cool Jobs: Nigerian-American Designer Talks Turning Job Obstacles Into Opportunity

Odunayo Ade of Oyato Designs: Fashion industry is about show and prove

Nigerian-American designer Odunayo Ade, founder of Oyato Designs, talks global fashion industry and how young…

By Janell Hazelwood

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5 Toxic Thoughts Hindering You From Career Advancement

Don't let prevalent myths get in the way of professional success

These common myths or fears are keeping you from success. Here’s how to overcome them.

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Cool Jobs: Young Tech Entrepreneur Talks Balancing 9-to-5 With Side Hustles

China Muoka: Young professionals, look to industry trends to remain competitive

Young Nigerian-American innovator China Muoka talks how young professionals can maximize opportunities in technology and…

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The 3 Types of Trust Leaders Need in the Workplace

To get ahead, learn what drives the crucial relationships in your organization

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Most people don’t fail at work because of incompetence. Most people who struggle in…

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Dispelling the Myth: 5 Well-Paying Gigs for English Majors

Don't believe the hype. If you have gift with words, the sky's the limit

So it’s often reported and said that some students can look forward to a lifetime…

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Black Unemployment Drops to Record Low

July saw lowest level of joblessness during Obama administration

The Labor Department reports record low for African-American joblessness, the lowest during President Obama’s administration.

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On Your A-Game: 3 Smart Career Qualities from the Field to the Office

Take a page from sports pros on how to win at the office

Here are a few traits athletes embody that may help you approach your career goals…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Nontraditonal Workers: How to Get Hired Without a Degree

Education is key, but it's not necessarily a deal-breaker, writer says

Typically, it’s believed that you need a degree to advance in the job market. But…

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Young Boss: How to Manage When Your Team is Older

Don't let age be a hindrance to leadership success

So you’re younger than your team, and you’re in charge. Here’s how to manage.

By Janell Hazelwood

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MBA Season: Mastering Your Business School Elevator Pitch

How to create a stellar narrative about the brand that is you

In a five-part BlackEnterprise.com series, Daria Burke, founder of BlackMBAWomen shares tips on getting your…

By Daria Burke

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Cool Jobs: How One Man Turned Party Hobby Into a Money-Maker

A love of Atlanta nightlife turned into a new career for Jason Carter

Events entrepreneur James Carter turned a love for enjoying Atlanta’s nightlife scene into a bankable…

By Maurice Garland

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MBA Season: How to Make the Most of Your Business School Experience

Four key things to consider while earning your advanced degree

In a five-part BlackEnterprise.com series, Daria Burke, founder of BlackMBAWomen shares tips on getting your…

By Daria Burke

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Weekly Jobless Numbers Drop to Record Low

Claims see unexpected decline

Jobless numbers reach 5 1/2-year low, according to reports.

By Janell Hazelwood

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MBA Season: How to Create a Winning Application for Advanced Degree Programs

There's no golden ticket, but use this foundation to be a stand-out applicant

In a five-part BlackEnterprise.com series, Daria Burke, founder of BlackMBAWomen shares tips on getting your…

By Daria Burke

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Wrong Shui: How Your Office Could Be Sabotaging Culture

As a leader looking to boost morale, maybe a change of decor is needed

As a leader looking to boost morale, maybe a change of decor is needed. One…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Boss Moves: Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs Names Keith Clinkscales Revolt TV CEO

Executive brings experience from VIBE and ESPN

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According to reports, entertainment mogul Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs has named Keith Clinkscales…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Get the Gig: 4 Smart Additions to Add to Your Resume

These suggestions could work for almost any industry

Try these suggestions during your job search. You can get creative in almost any industry…

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Real-Life Tips: CEOs Offer Two Cents on How to Land a Second Job

Insider insights that can help you maximize your efforts

It can be challenging to juggle your day job with the “job” of finding a…

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MBA Season: 3 Smart Steps To Getting Started in Pursuing an Advanced Degree

Use this strategy in researching and choosing the best option for you

In a five-part BlackEnterprise.com series, Daria Burke, founder of BlackMBAWomen shares tips on getting your…

By Daria Burke

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Management Tip: How to Facilitate Healthy Conflict in the Workplace

Avoiding disagreements or hiding from them can do more damage than good

Having conflict in the workplace isn’t always such a bad thing, but hands-off leadership in…

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5 Smart Ways to Avoid Networking Blunders

You may have flubbed, but this strategy ensures it doesn't happen again

With this strategy, you can avoid those awkward, embarrassing moments you’ll never be able to…

By Janell Hazelwood

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MBA Season: The Marketability Factor of Pursuing an Advanced Degree

Four key opportunities for professional advancement

In a five-part BlackEnterprise.com series, Daria Burke, founder of BlackMBAWomen shares tips on getting your…

By Daria Burke

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Answer to Annoyance: How to Respond to Questions About Unemployment

Use the moment to market yourself and land leads

So you’re still searching for work and the last question you want to be asked…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Ecclectic Experience: How to Explain a Diverse Resume

A mixed career journey can be a hard sell, but not impossible

If you’ve had various jobs in unrelated fields, your resume might be a hard sell.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Big-Picture Mentality: How to Develop Strategic Leadership Skills

Get ahead of the game and get winning results from your team

In a special BlackEnterprise.com series, Lisa A. Bing, founder of Bing Consulting Group Inc., talks…

By Lisa A. Bing

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Students: 4 Things to Do Today to Prep for the Workforce

It's never too early to plan for success

It’s never too early to start prepping for a lucrative future in your career.

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5 Simple Truths About Stand-Out Leaders

Take a page from a winning playbook

These insights will help you get in tune with being an exemplary manager.

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How to Become a Master at Online Marketing

Make yourself more competitive in the market with these tips

Make yourself more competitive with online marketing skills.

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Credibility 101: 4 Smart Reasons Saying ‘I Don’t Know’ Wins

As a leader, you don't always have to know it all

Sometimes as a leader, its okay not to have all the answers. Here’s why.

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Power Women: It’s Realistic to Get What You’re Worth

Female professionals share personal stories of success

Real women share stories of how they fought for top dollar for their skills—and got…

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Leading From Below: The Hard Truth About Managing Up

5 steps to increase your influence no matter your title

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In this special five-part BlackEnterprise.com series, Lisa Bing, educator, corporate consultant and founder…

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Boss Moves: Top 5 Dangers of Toxic People

Don't let negative elements suck you dry and prevent you from success

We often give people passes, but keeping toxic peers around can equal long-term career damage…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Career Switch: 7 Options That Don’t Require New Degree

If you’re looking to make a change, these options require no new degree—just a bit…

By Janell Hazelwood

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5 Hidden Traps of Transitioning into a New Leadership Role

Avoid these mishaps to start on the right foot

In a special BlackEnterprise.com series, Lisa A. Bing, founder of Bing Consulting Group Inc., talks…

By Lisa A. Bing

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Career Training Camp: Are You Prepared for Your Next Season?

Try this strategy to be a starter on the winning team in your industry

As NFL players start camps, professionals can take a page from the league’s book and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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On July 17, more than 400 attendees gathered to support the First Annual Black Ivy Alumni League fundraising gala in New York City. The gala was hosted with Columbia Business School's African-American Alumni Association, Black Alumni of Dartmouth Association, Cornell Black Alumni Association and the Association of Black Princeton Alumni, and honored industry leaders who hail from the nation's top schools. A portion of the proceeds from the event will fund New York City public school classroom projects.

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PHOTOS: Black Ivy Alumni League Hosts Philanthropic Event Honoring Leaders

Keith Boykin and Ryan Lesle part of star-studded night

On July 17, more than 400 attendees gathered to support the First Annual Black Ivy…

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3 Smart Steps to Overcome Fear of Career Transitions

Author and commentator Jeff Johnson shares key to navigating professional journey

Author and commentator Jeff Johnson shares keys to successfully making transitions and advancing in your…

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Top 5 Reasons People Buy In to Dynamic Leaders

These qualities could make or break your influence

In a special BlackEnterprise.com series, Lisa Bing, founder of Bing Consulting Group Inc., talks the…

By Lisa A. Bing

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Boss Moves: Kelly Rowlands Adds Jaguar Endorsement to Brand

Songstress Kelly Rowland is the new face for Jaguar’s F-Type series, adding yet another luxury…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Recruitment Tip: 5 Savvy Ways to Seal the Deal with Top Talent

Fill the reported 3.8 million jobs available with quality workers

With 3.8 million jobs reported still open, issues of filling them with quality talent remains.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Hip-Hop Artist Wale Gifts Hampton University Student with $25,000

Sophomore wins during radio call-in contest in Norfolk, Va.

Entertainer Wale awarded college sophomore Lauren Pryor $25,000, adding philanthropy to his entertainment brand.

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Networking 101: Real-Life Tips on How to Upgrade Your Circle’s Value

Quick, smart tips for the young professional just getting started

Don’t be too thirsty. If you’re a young professional just getting started, this strategy will…

By Joshua Perrin

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5 Ways to Learn a New Skill in a Jiffy

Use self-education as a cost-effective way to make yourself more marketable

Self-education can be a great way to learn new skills without breaking your pockets. Here’s…

By Janell Hazelwood

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5 Steps to Getting More Perks at Work

Try this strategy to position yourself for better pay

Sometimes getting what you deserve isn’t just about asking. Try this strategy for an almost…

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Monetize Your Passion: 3 Tips for Turning Hobby Into a Career

Use what you're good at to find fulfillment. Here's how

This strategy will help you turn your passion into a lucrative career.

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4 Good Reasons You Shouldn’t Quit the Job You Think You Hate

Sometimes, it's better to tough it out than give up

You may hate your job today. Sometimes, it’s best to tough things out for long-term…

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Keep It Together: Work-Life Balance for Millennials

How to effectively juggle just starting out and bigger boss moves

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There are thousands of philosophies out there on how much priority should be…

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Survey: Employers Plan More Pay Raises in 2014

Mercer Survey finds higher pay raises for top-performers

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In a recent survey released by Mercer, pay raises are on the rise from…

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10 Ways to Maximize Your Home Office for Productivity

3 Power Moves That Will Boost Productivity

This smart strategy will help you make the most of your work day

Use this smart productivity strategy to make the most of your work day.

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Watch Sonia Alleyne’s Interview with Venus Williams at This Year’s Women of Power Summit [Video]

Venus Williams was one of the featured speakers at this year’s Women of Power Summit.

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Women of Power: Pushing Past Fear To Make Your Next Career Move

At the Black Enterprise Women of Power summit, attendees learn how to push past fears…

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