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5 Tips From Public Relations Pros That Will Elevate Your Career

Use these transferable skills in any corporate space, regardless of your industry or level of experience

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Public relations is about putting the best foot and the best face of…

By Lisa Fraser

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career lessons

Career Protection 101: Lessons From the Trump Trainwreck

If you find yourself in an unethical workplace, keep these three tips in mind

By now, it’s become abundantly clear this train wreck of a presidency is tumbling down.…

By Dr. Avis

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career advice

5 Career Advice Myths You Need to Dismiss

Let go of these to further your career

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When professionals face challenges along their career journey, they tend to solicit advice…

By Nicole K. Webb

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Work Smarter, Not Harder: 4 Ways to Slay Your Day

Efficiency pays off

Self-awareness is key to slaying your goals. What are your top three daily priorities? What…

By Kandia Johnson

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Your Résumé Sucks: 4 Ways to Get Your Résumé Noticed

Creating a killer résumé is surprisingly difficult

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Writing a résumé is one the most daunting, yet imperative tasks you will…

By Cameka Smith

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Shaunie O’Neal: Inspiring Women to Build Together With ‘Let’s Talk About It’ Events

Entrepreneur opens up about her new empowerment endeavor and "drama, tears, and fights" on TV

As one of the executive producers and stars of VH1’s Basketball Wives, Shaunie O’Neal often…

By The Hip-Hop Socialite

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African American Employees Cannot Afford to Be Labeled as an Angry Black Male or Female

Be cautious about expressing your feelings

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Dear Sheree,
My manager informed me at the end of my last review that…

By Sheree Franklin-Hill

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5 Lessons to Learn About Black Public Relations Pioneers

The Museum of Public Relations celebrated hidden black history makers in PR and dispensed valuable advice for black millennials

Inez Kaiser, Ofield Dukes, Moss Kendrix—these aren’t names found in any textbook or spoken of…

By Lisa Fraser

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Laila Ali

Laila Ali Let’s Work Ethic, Not Legacy, Dictate Her Success (Exclusive)

'I have a work ethic where I have really high expectations of myself,' says Ali

I think when you can be authentic and you can be unguarded, you have a…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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6 Strategies to Negotiate a Pay Raise with Confidence

Go get that money!

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Ready to approach your employer about a pay raise? “Keep in mind that…

By Kandia Johnson

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Multiple Myeloma

To Nurses Who Are There When We Aren’t: Thank you and Happy Nurse’s Week!

My dying mother wanted to spend her last moments with her nurses

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The day we discontinued life support for my mother turned out to be…

By Elisha Lowe RN, BSN, MBA

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Winning in Real Estate: How One Woman Has Found Multimillion-Dollar Success

Jane Bond of The Bond Group shares insights on how to win big in selling luxury

Jane Bond reached a recent landmark in her career: She represented the owners of a…

By Janell Hazelwood

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7 Secrets of a Side Hustler: How This Millennial Leads a $400 Million Project While Running Her Own Successful Business

Jereshia Hawk has found the key to balancing her full-time position at a Fortune 500 company and managing her own side hustle

Let’s be real; most of us have a hard time managing one full-time job. However,…

By Kandia Johnson

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Stop Killing Your Book Sales! 7 Common Mistakes Self-Published Authors Should Avoid

Yes, you can make money as an author

Many writers, especially entrepreneurs, have turned to self-publishing as an option to get their books…

By Cameka Smith

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President Barack Obama Was Right About Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

What started out egalitarian now simply perpetuates class divides

President Barack Obama tried valiantly to shift the day’s focus: In 2015, he urged employers…

By Robin White Goode

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Advertising Titan Carol Williams Offers Solid Career Advice

Let her words and work inspire you to never give up, when it comes to following your passion

Advertising titan Carol H. Williams was recently inducted into the American Advertising Hall of Fame,…

By Lisa Fraser

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4 Steps to Turn Your Expertise into Business

Your skills and knowledge are worth money. Here's how to calculate their value

Everyone has a skill they can teach someone. So whether you’re looking to turn your…

By Kandia Johnson

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Farewell

5 Career Gems That Obama Dropped at the University of Chicago

During Barack Obama's first public appearance since leaving office, he shared great advice that applies to us all

Obama also shared great career advice with the students that applies to us all, no…

By Selena Hill

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Network

So You Say You Want to Network! Here Are a Few Things to Remember

The ability to network is one of the most crucial skills any entrepreneur can have. So make sure you are making the most of your networking experiences

There are many different types of networking events. Some are strictly business related, some are…

By Cameka Smith

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to-do list

Conquer the Chaos! 9 Steps to Tackle Your To-do List with Ease [Part 1]

There always seems to be so much to do and not enough time to do it. Follow these steps to conquer the chaos in your life and get your to-do list done

In this two-part blog, I will share nine steps you can take now to conquer…

By Cameka Smith

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How To

Apply to More Than 50 HBCUs at Once With the Common Black College Application

Students can apply to 52 of the more than 100 HBCUs by completing just one…

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Password Protect Your Flash Drive In Two Simple Steps

Flash drives, thumb drives, USB sticks: whatever you want to call them, they’re more than…

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