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Coworker Bonds: 4 Reasons To Keep It Strictly Professional

Top things that should be off limits to those you work with

It’s fine to get chummy with your cubicle peer, but some things should be off…

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Managament Material: 5 Habits Keeping You From Your Promotion

Turn these around so you can truly win in the workplace

So you want to be promoted to call the shots and be the boss. Well,…

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The Brown Thrasher Effect: 6 Leadership Styles And How to Work Them

Diversifying your management strategy can lead to winning results

Successful leaders and managers often combine styles of leadership to maximize talents of teams. Here’s…

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Never Out of Style: 8 Old-School Business Practices That Rock

Some fundamentals don't need to change with the times

True, innovation is key, but some fundamentals shouldn’t change with the times. These key rules…

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Fasting at Work: Hard but Worth It

During Lent, check out these tips to help you stick to your fast

During Lent, take a look at a few tips to staying focused while fasting—even in…

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Just Hush Up: 5 Good Reasons It’s Best to Keep Personal Opinions to Yourself in the Workplace

Everybody has a right to have a voice, but choose your battles wisely

Personal opinions are sometimes best when they’re not made public. Here are five good reasons…

By Courtney Connley

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Chavez’s Checkered Career Includes Aid for People of Color Around the World

Though controversial, leader was known by some as a champion for poor people of color

As many remember Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez, take a look at career moves that affected…

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Keep It Positive: 17 Ways to Find Your Happiness At the Office

These steps ensure you're satisfied no matter how bad the job

Find your happy in the workplace with these quick and easy steps.

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Benefits of the Grind: How Your Struggle Can Advance Your Career

Rise to the occasion by not taking the 'easy' route

To be great requires lots of hard work and determination. Here’s a breakdown of specific…

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Boss Moves: 9 Essential Rules of Conduct for the Man (or Woman) in Charge

Following these will ensure you're respected among your team

These rules of thumb will ensure you’re respected among those you manage or supervisor.

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Style Suite: Affordable Fashion in Fun, Girly Prints

JC Penney makes hot fashion resurgence with latest collabs

Find awesome designer looks for less from an unlikely retailer, JC Penney, with latest Duro…

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Cool Jobs: Young Photographer Uses Lens to Empower the Next Generation

Enterprising woman's photo series make iconic statements

Enterprising photographer launched iconic, nationally recognized special series “Because of Them, We Can” campaign, featuring…

By Courtney Connley

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Under 21 and Winning: 8 Young Bosses to Watch in 2013

These industry heavyweights are making major early career strides

From signing music contracts to starting their own businesses— all before the age of 21—these…

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Celebrating Women: One-on-One with NASCAR’s First Female Engineer of Color, Alba Colon

Team Chevrolet's Sprint Cup program manager talks beating the odds

Sprint Cup program manager for Team Chevrolet, Alba Colon talks early career motivator, paving her…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Make That Money, Girl: 20 Top-Paying Jobs For Women

Top industries where women are making big bucks

Although we are in an age of “equality” we take the time out to celebrate…

By Sasha King

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5 Career-Building Things to Do During the Sequester

Take the free time to make quality boss moves

With the Washington sequester all over the news, and many workers with free time, here…

By Courtney Connley

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Number of Black Men in Medical School Dwindling

Less than 3% of practicing doctors are black men

Black men fall behind in medicine

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Sequester Threatens to Cut Jobs for Disabled Government Workers

Workers with severe mental and physical disabilities are most in jeopardy.

If the White House and Congress fails to make a spending deal, millions of disabled…

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Memo to Bosses: Employee Appreciation Day Should Be Year-Round

How to build team morale today---and throughout the year

Sometimes it takes more than just a paycheck or a promotion to know that you’re…

By Sasha King

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Robin Roberts Affect: 3 Lessons on Career Rebounds and Triumphs

Be inspired by her journey to build momentum in your own life

With Robin Roberts return to “Good Morning America” after facing tremendous health challenges, newscaster proves…

By Jamie Harrison

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Hustle Hard: 3 Career Boss Moves You Could Learn from Start-Ups

With the mindset of an entrepreneur, you can excel in the workplace

As an employee, you may be in a professional rut, but entrepreneurs can’t afford to…

By Sasha King

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Management Mojo: How To Best Maximize Your Team’s Talents

Ways to unite---not polarize--- your team in the workplace

Here are a few tips on how to maximize talents of your team, whether you’re…

By Sasha King

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Top ‘Scandal’ Fashion: Looks to Inspire Your Office Chic

Upgrade your power look with this recap from the hit show

Here’s a breakdown of the season’s looks from Olivia Pope and the inspiration on how…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Washington’s Insider Secrets: How to Land Top Internships in Politics

Executive coach spills the tea on getting job opportunities on the Hill

Washinton D.C. career coach Beverly Jones has a few insider tips for those who want…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Style Suite: Office Chic for Now … And Later

With spring fever in full effect, you can incorporate the looks into winter wardrobe

Spring fever is in the air, from retailers to the runways. Here’s how to incorporate…

By Kéla Walker

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Early Boss Moves: 10 Ways to Become a Young Leader

Take these steps to get a head start in achieving your highest goals

Take these steps early so you’ll get a head start on becoming the influential boss…

By Courtney Connley

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CNN Under Fire For Networks Non-Color Lineup

Meets with NABJ to discuss diversity

The new President of CNN Jeff Zucker has made some big changes to the…

By Sasha King

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10 Ways to Maximize Your Home Office for Productivity

Working From Home: 5 Reasons It’s Not For Everyone

It may seem like a good idea but can be the total opposite

With the recent announcement from Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer telecommuting has been at the forefront…

By Sasha King

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Cool Jobs: Funnyman First African Comic to Appear on ‘The Tonight Show’

Young entertainer set to be one global talent to watch

At 28, this funnyman is set to be one of the hottest global talents, having…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Looking Back: 4 Signs Your Career is Going Nowhere

If you want to make your days worthwhile, take heed to these suggestions

At the end of the day, you want a lasting legacy that was fulfilling and…

By Sasha King

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Yes, We Do That: A Black Woman’s Amazing NASCAR Escapade

My journey squashing stereotypes and reacquainting with a childhood fascination

Someone said “Black people don’t do NASCAR.” Well, we did that, and it was amazingly…

By Janell Hazelwood

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4 Ways to Ensure You’re Always Taken Seriously

How to leave the formalities at home in non-traditional offices

Sometimes, formalities have no place in workplace environments becoming more and more lax. Here’s how…

By Sasha King

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‘The Gossip Game’: 4 Career Lessons We Hope Will Be Responsible, Not Ratchet

New show to debut April 1 will showcase who's who of NYC's entertainment media

With a concept that has a potential to shift from civil to ratchet, we’re hoping…

By Courtney Connley

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Outstanding: 10 Ways to Make a Lasting First Impression

Be popular and engaging no matter where you go

These steps will ensure you’re likable, engaging and able to close the deal in making…

By Sasha King

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Style Suite: Laced with Sophistication

Often considered too risque, this versatile fabric can be mixed into your work wear

Though often considered risque, this versatile fabric can be incorporated into your office looks. Here’s…

By Kéla Walker

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This Job Market ‘Superpower’ Will Give You More Than a Leg Up

Advocacy group shines light on valuable job skill via tech stars like Mark Zuckerberg

You may think this skill is just for tech geeks, but in the job market,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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More Than Just Red Carpet Fashion: 4 Career Lessons from the Oscars

The night's ceremony lends more to professional advancement

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Whether you stayed up…

By Jamie Harrison

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Male Nurses Earn More than Female Nurses

Men are flocking to healthcare and nursing because of the recession, a report finds

Census report finds gender wage gap in nursing

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Career Advice: 5 Ways to Weed Out the Nonsense

Some words of wisdom are just the opposite. Here's how to tune out the noise

Everyone thinks they know best or that they’re an expert. Here’s how to weed out…

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I’m About to Pop Off: 5 Healthy Ways To Deal With Office Conflict

You don't have to lose your head---or your job

Here are healthy ways to manage and confront conflict without losing your head—or your job.

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Jesse Jackson Jr. Scandal: 3 Lessons on Career Integrity

At the end of the day, ethics and honesty lead to long-term professional wins

Three lessons to take away from Jackson’s downfall to ensure the same mistakes aren’t made…

By Courtney Connley

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14 Ways To Make the Weekend Work For You

What are you doing with your weekend?

If you have been wondering whether or not you are on the path to success…

By Sasha King

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4 Ways to Boost Job-Seeking Success

These steps ensure you have a solid plan with winning results

Consider the following ways you can increase your chances of job-seeking success, simply but putting…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Career Courtesy: Reigning In Bad Habits

Office etiquette for better employee interaction

It’s not always easy to mesh with the people that you work with. There are…

By Sasha King

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Adisa Banjoko Merges Hip-Hop, Chess, and Martial Arts to Empower Youth

Hip-Hop Chess Federation mixes founder's passions in giving back to the community

The fusion of hip-hop, chess and martial arts helps this motivational speaker succeed in helping…

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From Bedroom Kandi to Gospel Kandi: How to Balance Alter-Ego Jobs

What to do when your career aspirations are polar opposites

Many professionals have diverse talents and passions, leading to multiple gigs. But what if they’re…

By Jamie Harrison

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Film Femme Fatales: Top Black Women in Hollywood

These directors and producers add unique flair to storytelling

Adding their unique voices and creative spin on storytelling, these producers and directors are kicking…

By Courtney Connley

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Naomi Campbell: From Ripping the Runway to Producing TV Shows

Legendary Supermodel Naomi Campbell has gone from running the catwalk to producing TV shows like "The Face"

Have you seen the show?

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Primetime Power Women: 4 Female Phenoms in the TV Business

These producers pave their own lane to get the coveted green light

These women prove they can get the coveted green light, whether it’s VH1′s hit “Love…

By Courtney Connley

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Style Suite: Get Head-to-Toe Office Chic Online

Best places to shop for the perfect work-wear looks

With many retail sites offering free shipping options and real-time fashion styling, its a prime…

By Kéla Walker

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Higher Ed Hustle: Four Advantages of Working While in College

New study says more students working through school. Here's why that's a good thing

A new study shows that more students are working while in school. Here are four…

By Jamie Harrison

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It’s Not Just About Tweeting: Top 5 Coolest Social Media Jobs

As Social Media Week winds down, check out what it takes to get the hottest gigs

It takes more than just tweeting to be a social media professional. Here’s a list…

By Janell Hazelwood

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7 (Legal) Reasons Your Look Could Get You Fired

You might be surprised by what is justifiable by law in terms of office style

You might be surprised by what’s justified in the court of law when it comes…

By Sasha King

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Get Hired: Top 20 Paid Internships Across the Country

Former interns weigh in a rate companies on scale of 1 to 5

Take a look at the best companies to intern, according to a survey of former…

By Sasha King

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College Degree Job Requirement on the Rise

The college degree is the new high school diploma.

Even low-level jobs like office runners and file clerks are required to have at least…

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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How To Tackle “Your Biggest Weakness” In An Interview

Turn a question on your shortcomings into a winning selling point

When asked the dreaded question that might shine a light on shortcomings, here’s how you…

By Sasha King

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10 Steps to Boost Your Online Popularity

With this strategy, you can expand your network, visibility and engagement

This strategy will ensure you expand your network, visibility and engagement with professional peers and…

By Sasha King

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Rising Stars: 5 Top NBA Newbies Changing the Game

From college to the pro-league, these rookies show promise and power

These league rookies show promise and push the limits in the NBA.

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Animal Instinct: How to Hone Winning Skills for Career Success

Tap into natural urges toward competition and triumph with these steps

Many astute business professionals have relied on their personal beliefs or feelings to guide them…

By Sasha King

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Life is But A Dream: 4 Smart Lessons From Beyoncé’s Documentary

The 'Queen' of bossmoves teaches a thing or two about career growth and longevity

With an insanely successful career, the Destiny’s Child front=woman teaches a thing or two about…

By Courtney Connley

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Match Made in (Job) Heaven: How to Find the Perfect Career

Let your first choice be the right choice

You can make the right choice the first go round with these tips on choosing…

By Sasha King

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How to Build a Professional Relationship with Your Beau

These tips will help you and your spouse keep the love---and business---going

Whether you’re coworkers or business partners, these tips will help you keep the love —…

By Sasha King

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Battle of the Sexes: Are Women More Self-Conscious in the Office Than Men?

Researchers say caring a bit too much about perception can be damaging

A study found that females in offices are more self-conscious about office perceptions of them,…

By Jamie Harrison

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Secret Weapon: How to Strengthen the Most Valuable Job Skill

The greater your emotional intelligence, the better leader you'll be

The higher your emotional intelligence, the better leader you are. Here’s how to boost your…

By Amanda A. Ebokosia

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Style Suite: Over-the-Knee and Work-Friendly

Not just for after five, the OTK boot works in and out of the office

Over-the-knee (OKT) boots aren’t just for after five. You can make them a chic and…

By Kéla Walker

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Time to Change the Game: Knowing When to ‘Pivot’ Your Career

Music industry CEO Aaron Arnold shares secrets to successful transition

Music Is My Business CEO Aaron Arnold details how you can go about making that…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Top Career Lies You Believe in Your 20s

Don't believe the hype. Get in gear today.

From outdated advice to time taken for granted, your 20s is a prime time to…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Hater Much? 8 Ways to Handle Career Sabotage

How to fight deliberate acts of ruin in the office

You don’t have to let the wicked efforts of a coworker keep you down. Here’s…

By Courtney Connley

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Four Smart Things to Consider Before Pursuing a Web Degree

Consider the pros and cons of online education

With today’s programs being more reputable and easier to access than ever, take into account…

By Courtney Connley

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Men are Better Bosses? Banish the Leader Stereotypes

4 steps to avoid gender stereotypes in the office

Are men better bosses? Some say yes. We take a look at both sides of…

By Sasha King

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Jermaine Dupri on How Arrogance Cost Him Success, and His Best Career Decisions

Artist and music producer Jermaine Dupri sat down with BlackEnterprise to talk So So Def reunion, arrogance, and his best business moves.

Artist and music producer Jermaine Dupri sat down with BlackEnterprise to talk So So Def…

By Tomika Anderson

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Late Larry: 7 Ways to Deal With Procrastination in the Workplace

Don't let your performance suffer due to lack of motivation

Letting things pass until the last minute can be bad for business. Here’s how to…

By Sasha King

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Style Suite: Yet Another Hit Designer Collab with Target

Prabal Gurung looks are a must-have asset to your power look

Just in time for this day of love, Target has released yet another designer collection…

By Kéla Walker

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MJ vs LJ: 4 Reasons LeBron James’ Brand is Now Beyond Comparison

Stats alone should put comparison talk to rest

These stats put the constant comparisons to sleep between the Heat player and the legendary…

By Courtney Connley

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Men Behind the Grammys, Part 3: Three Black Musicians Keeping the Legacy Going

Sudanese native Oddisee talks cultural influence on diverse brand

Born in Sudan, and raised in the nation’s capital, rapper and producer Amir Mohamed’s work…

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More than Comic Relief: Apollo ‘Executioner’ Carries Historic Torch

C.P. Lacey continues music legacy at historic Harlem mainstay

Embodying a popular role after Howard “Sandman” Simms, performance vet C.P. Lacey carries important, historic…

By Sirita Wright

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How to Bring Out Your Inner Gangsta for the Job Hunt

Pew study shows millennials more motivated during search---and you be can too

A Pew study shows millennials work harder to gain employment. Here are three ques you…

By Jamie Harrison

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Love and Career: 4 Reasons Office Romances Aren’t Taboo

A breakdown of the professional perks---and they're not what you think

Here’s a breakdown of the professional perks of love in the office—and they’re not what…

By Sasha King

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Will Police Departments Finally Fix Workplace Racism Issues?

As minority officers speak out, Dorner case shines yet another light on discrimination

Christopher Dorner murder case shines yet another light on racism in law enforcement, from the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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DJ Irie: Branding the Global Selector

Entertainer talks love for music and linking international business

DJ Irie takes his international experience, from Europe to the Caribbean to the States, continuing…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Miss the Fail: How Predecessor Mistakes Can Lead To Your Success Today

The example of forerunners can give you the edge you need

Here are top reasons you should notice and take note of the efforts of pioneers…

By Sasha King

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Lost In Translation: 6 Workplace Phrases That Could Murder Your Career

Eliminate these verbal habits for a good business atmosphere

All relationships rely heavily on communication to succeed or fail. In a business enviornment the…

By Sasha King

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Style Suite: A Black and White Matter

Contrasting color-blocking makes a sharp and chic statement

Seen on numerous runways, two basic colors come together for a contrast that’s more sharp…

By Kéla Walker

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Men Behind the Grammys, Part 2: Three Black Musicians Keeping the Legacy Going

Hip-hop producer with Run DMC and "Chipmunks" credits talks diversifying what he offers

In part two of a series, we talk with hip-hop producer Chris Classic, who’s keeps…

By Sirita Wright

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From Top 40 Hits to Hollywood: 5 Black Actors Who Made a Successful Switch

These entertainers made the winning leap into becoming thespians

An accomplished singer, Jennifer Hudson has made major strides in Hollywood as well. (Image: File)
Recently,…

By Courtney Connley

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Men Behind the Grammys: Three Black Musicians Keeping the Legacy Going

Flutist and band leader Trey Eley talks 20-year legacy in music business

In part one of a series, we talk with Trey Eley, whose latest collaboration with…

By Sirita Wright

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Invaluable Experiences: First-Job Lessons That Could Lead to Future Success

Stay on top of your game by taking a look back

The lessons you learn as a newbie can be valuable even as a mid-level or…

By Sasha King

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Career Growth: 7 Resources for the Freelance Writer

Essential tools for industry success

These Web tools and organization are essential to success in a competitive market.

By Sasha King

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Fashion Bosses: 5 Style Gurus Expanding Their Fab Brands

These industry heavyweights continue reign of relevancy

From Naomi Campbell to Andre Leon Talley, these industry heavyweights continue to remain relevant and…

By Courtney Connley

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My President is Black … And So is the Pope?

African cardinals could make history if elected after Pope Benedict XVI's retirement

With more than 270 million Catholics of African descent, Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation brings question…

By Janell Hazelwood

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6 Networking Tips for the Socially Awkward

Here's how you can avoid weird online communication snafus

Online communication can include weird moments that are avoidable. Take heed to these tips so…

By Dominique Hobdy

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Does Checking Work Email Outside of Work Count as Overtime?

Ruling in lawsuit could impact workers everywhere that use smartphones for work

Federal lawsuit claims answering work-related emails after hours is overtime

By Makkada B. Selah

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Bring on the Knowledge: 5 College Courses That Add to Your Job Marketability

Classes that translate into better jobs

These classes add valuable skills to your portfolio, making you that much more competitive in…

By Sasha King

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Cold Call: How to Avoid Getting the Dial Tone During Your Job Search

This strategy ensures you won't get immediate rejection

This successful strategy will ensure less immediate rejection—and at least they’ll hear you out.

By Courtney Connley

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Think Before You Act: 3 Reasons You’re Not Ready for a Career Switch

Before you quit and alter your course, be sure to consider these

Consider these things before taking the plunge from one industry into another.

By Courtney Connley

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Banish Work-Life Balance and Usher in Harmony

Perfection is impossible, so learn to work through the hiccups

Lisa Nicole Bel, writer and CEO of Inspired Life Media Group, encourages workers to embrace…

By Sasha King

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Mo’ Shade and No Tea: How to Slay the Rude Monster in Your Office

As Chief Morale Officer, you can get ride of bad behavior with ease

Rudeness is on the rise in offices, according to research. Here’s how you handle inappropriate…

By Jamie Harrison

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10 Ways to Maximize Your Home Office for Productivity

Never Slacking: How to Focus Your At-Home Work Schedule

Five ways to make the most of your time

If you’re self-employed or work from home, here are ways you can remain focused and…

By Sasha King

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2013 Africa Cup of Nations: 5 Top Soccer Players to Watch

Win or lose, these global sports stars are a force to be reckoned with

From Mali to Ghana to Nigeria to Cape Verde, here’s a roundup of top African…

By Courtney Connley

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Analyze This: How To Learn From Your Failures

Keep track of your unsuccessful feats for ultimate growth

Keeping track of what you’ve been unsuccessful at — a failure resume, if you will—will…

By Sasha King

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Just Stop It: 5 Failing Job-Seeking Habits You Need to Break

A tough market can breed desperation. Don't ride the bandwagon

From abusing social networks to being a persistent pest, these five habits could keep you…

By Courtney Connley

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Racist or Not?: ‘Love and Hip Hop’ Episode Shines Light on Workplace Discrimination

The jury's still out, but here's how to deal with a case of your own

A heated exchange of racial references on Love and Hip Hop brings to light instances…

By Jamie Harrison

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Workplace Bullying: No, It Didn’t Stop In High School

How to deal with a toxic professional environment

Though the Healthy Workplace Bill (HWB) exists, you may not have recourse in your state.…

By Sasha King

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History! Washington Post Names Kevin Merida, First Black Managing Editor

Merida joins John Temple at the reigns

Kevin Merida became the first African American managing editor of the Washington Post when the…

By Sasha King

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Each One, Teach One: 4 Advantages to Having Peer Mentor

Your pool of friends is a prime place to find career guidance

Tap into your network of successful friend to find a mentor you can relate to…

By Sasha King

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‘Manology’: Rev. Run and Tyrese Talk ‘Man-torships,’ the Power Woman, and Their Newest Collab

Hip-hop pioneer and R&B crooner turn disagreement into labor of love

Authors Tyrese and Rev. Run discuss how their new book, ‘Manology,’ expands their brands and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Career Lessons You Can Learn from Beyonce’s Winning Super Bowl Deal

Be inspired by the platinum-selling diva's stellar boss moves

Four lessons Beyonce has taught us all about how to stand the heat in our…

By Courtney Connley

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That Ain’t Boss: 5 Signs You Aren’t Serious About Your Career

Are you following through with your professional ambitions?

You talk to the talk, but your actions aren’t reflecting your drive and determination. It…

By Sasha King

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The Anti 9-to-5: 15 Cool Career Options with Nontraditional Hours

These jobs leave room for flexibility and diversity

The 9 to 5 may have been good for your ancestors, but in this age…

By Sasha King

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How to Turn Less Lucrative College Majors into Winning Careers

Leverage knowledge in any field into high salary potential

Check out how you can leverage knowledge in any field to increase your marketability and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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By the Numbers: Ray Lewis Ends 17-Year Career as a Champion

Take a look at a snapshot of professional highlights

Check out a breakdown of professional highlights for 17-year NFL veteran and Super Bowl champion…

By Janell Hazelwood

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How to Effectively Manage a Virtual Team

This strategy will help you balance global employees

Check out a few tips on assembling and managing virtual teams.

By Amanda A. Ebokosia

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How to Avoid the Worst Office Hazard

These tips will help you stay out of the line of fire

This common problem among today’s professionals can be managed and even avoided altogether. Here’s how.

By Sasha King

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Sylvester James Gates Jr. Receives National Medal of Science

University of Maryland professor among 23 select honorees

At the White House Feb 1, President Obama awarded University of Maryland physics professor with…

By Makkada B. Selah

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How to Turn Epic Failure Into Major Success

Setbacks can often set you up for more long-term wins

A writer shares his experience with turning trials and into professional triumphs, finding ultimate fulfillment.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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How to Protect Your Most Valuable Career Asset

Tips to ensure a priceless professional resource isn't compromised

Time is money, but it is also happiness, rest, achievements and once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

By James Walker

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New Jobs Added in January; Slow Climb Ahead

Slow and steady wins the race whether we like it or not

Labor Department releases latest jobs numbers.

By Ashley R. Harris

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Industry Secret: How to Master the Top Leadership Skill in the Job Market

Professional coach John Keyser let's the cat out of the bag

Executive coach John Keyser offers key strategy to boost an indispensable leadership skill: team building.

By James Walker

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William David Cornwell Sr.: Champion of Diversity in the NFL

From Ben Roethlisberger and Reggie Bush, this attorney's part of major success

Attorney William Cornwell Sr. went from being influenced by black successful lawyers to becoming one…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Decisions, Decisions: Is It Worth It to Skip Grad School for the Job Market?

A student and a professional weigh in on their life-changing choices

A former graduate student and a college grad share insight on how they made the…

By Jamie Harrison

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Be Warned: 5 Workplace Elements That Could Be Sabotaging Your Career

These business influencers should be taking a back seat

Be aware of these toxic distractions and learn how to avoid or combat them in…

By Sasha King

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Career Growth: Cultivate Your Passion For Success

There are no wrong turns when you explore the possibilities

Use these tips to hone in on how you can find purpose and fulfillment in…

By Sasha King

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No More 9-to-5: 5 Celebs Who Went From Corporate America to Hollywood

These entertainers gave office jobs the boot to follow their dreams

These top entertainers traded the 9-to-5 life to follow their dreams, from Laz Alonso to…

By Courtney Connley

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Career Day? Really? 5 Reasons Gucci Mane Isn’t the Best Role Model

Recent appearance at Georgia school Career Day raises more than an eyebrow

Recently, the rap artist spoke to students at a Georgia middle school for Career Day,…

By Courtney Connley

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A Balancing Act: How to Juggle Full-time Work and Part-time School

Check out these tips to keep it all together

These tips will help you juggle duties of your day job while expanding your educational…

By Jamie Harrison

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Job Insecurity: How To Re-Invent Yourself in the Market

Ensure you're relevant and competitive in your industry

Consider these three tips for remaining relevant and competitive at your company.

By Sasha King

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On the Go: 8 Steps to a Smooth Job Relocation

Don't let fear and confusion keep you from smooth sailing

Don’t let fear and confusion keep you from traveling for work opportunities. These tips will…

By Courtney Connley

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5 Professional Experiences Every College Student Should Have Before Graduation

Boost your resume with these undergrad opportunities

Before you walk across that stage, be sure to check these off the list so…

By Courtney Connley

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Time Management: Making the Most of Your Down Time

Make the most of your slow business days

Consider these tips on how to maximize the free time you have beyond business hours.

By Sasha King

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Ella Curry: Publishing Positioner for Many Popular Black Authors

Savvy businesswoman behind the success of many bestselling authors

Ella Curry, of EDC Creations Media Group, marketed books of many well-known, bestselling authors including…

By Sasha King

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4 Good Reasons You Should Pursue an Advanced Degree

Consider the perks of having more education under your belt

Consider the added perks of having more education under your belt, from higher salary to…

By Jamie Harrison

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Misguided: 4 Worst Excuses for Pursuing an Advanced Degree

Don't make the wrong choice that could cost you in the long run

If your primary motivation for going to grad school falls into one of the rash…

By Jamie Harrison

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Young Innovators Bringing the Diaspora ‘Face2Face’ with Africa

Sandra Appiah and Isaac Boateng envision a unified Pan-African community

Sandra Appiah and Isaac Boateng, co-founders of Face2Face magazine, have turned negative life experiences into…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Continuing the Legacy: Oprah’s Top 7 Landmark Interviews

A snapshot of recent TV moments that had us all watching

As the multimedia icon celebrates her 59th birthday, we take a look at a few…

By Janell Hazelwood

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$2.7 Billion Dollar Baby: Happy Birthday Oprah!

Legendary multimedia icon turns 59

Today, legendary media icon Oprah Winfrey turns 59. The talk show pioneer and multimedia tycoon…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Exciting Experiences & No Benefits: 4 Pros and Cons of Working for a Startup

Consider what you're getting into before saying yes to the job

Spending your work days in jeans with an office full of cool people sounds like…

By Jamie Harrison

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25 to Life: How to Conquer the Quarter Life Crisis

Use this strategy to combat the inevitably scary transition

Damian Barr, author of Get It Together: A Guide To Surviving Your Quarter-Life Crisis, offers…

By Jamie Harrison

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Green-Eyed Killer: 3 Ways Jealousy Can Stifle Career Growth

Author and career coach Demetria Lucas details how to manage insecurities

Career coach and author Demetria Lucas details why letting the green-eyed monster win in the…

By Courtney Connley

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4 Things to Consider Before Pursuing an Advanced Degree

Career coach details key issues to ensure you make the right decision

In a 5-part series “Grad School vs. The School of Life,” we explore issues of…

By Jamie Harrison

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Michael T. Holmes Named New COO at INROADS

INROADS recruits bright undergrads of color who would like a career in corporate management

INROADS, Inc. is a prestigious corporate internship program that recruits undergrads of color

By Makkada B. Selah

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Lowe’s Hiring 50,000 New Workers for Spring

Some of the positions will be permanent

Home improvement retailer Lowe’s announces a major hiring initiative

By Makkada B. Selah

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Social Networking: Professional Power Play or Business Blunder?

Take heed: Overdosing on the instant accessibility can be detrimental

Whether you have a tangible business or you’re promoting yourself, you need to be very…

By Yandy Smith

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Mission Possible: Working With a Strategic Purpose Can Mean Greater Job Satisfaction

Media vet gives strategy on infusing passion in professional path

Having a mission gives your work purpose, one that goes beyond the organization you serve.…

By James Walker

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Salty Spouse: 3 Signs Your Mate is a Career Hater

Check out tips on getting rid of the negative and back to the lovin'

Finding a spouse that understands your career goals and drive can be difficult, but here…

By Courtney Connley

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Millennial Edition: 4 Things You Should Never Say to Your Boss

Your manager might be cool, but remember to remain professional

Applying the old adage, “Think before you speak,” can prevent Hurricane Katrina-like damage from happening…

By Jamie Harrison

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Career Booster: 4 Ways To Increase Your Profile for Prime Positioning

Dynamic ways to make yourself marketable in your industry

In order to stand out among the pack, you must be someone people won’t forget.…

By Sasha King

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Jobless Blues: 8 Coping Tactics for the Newly Unemployed

Acknowledge the challenges then get back into the saddle

With many companies still conducting layoffs, bouncing back from becoming unemployed can be difficult. Here’s…

By Sasha King

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Mori Taheripour will be a panelist for the 2013 Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit hosted by State Farm.

Q+A: Mori Taheripour, San Francisco 49ers Fan, on the Art of Negotiation

For our #WomenOfPower Twitter chat on Friday, Jan. 25, the expert dishes on gender differences, and heading to the Big Easy

Get to know Mori Taheripour, 2013 Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit panelist.

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Constantly Changing Gigs? Here’s Why You Should Set Some Roots

Making changes is fine, but frequent moves can hinder advancement

While changing jobs may not necessarily be bad for young workers, doing so too frequently…

By Jamie Harrison

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A Diminishing Legacy: Postal Job Cuts Threaten Black Middle Class

Budget cuts lead to more economic challenges for minority workers

U.S. Postal Service having eliminated 168,000 jobs since 2006. More cuts are expected, meaning more…

By Janell Hazelwood

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

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

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

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

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