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[REPORT] More College Graduates Are Landing Better Jobs

A report from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York shows that more college graduates…

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What Employers Should Know About the Difference Between Millennials and Generation Z

Insights on how incoming young professionals define career success

New survey highlights the difference and similarities between what millennials view as career success versus…

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6 Former BE Kidpreneur and Teenpreneur Attendees Discuss the Importance of Teaching Youth Entrepreneurship

Teenpreneurs reflect on lessons learned and impact of entrepreneurship workshops

Entrepreneurship is arguably the crux of wealth-building, but too often, particularly in the black community,…

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How Being Raised By a Working Mom Can Lead to Greater Career Success

Study says daughters of working mothers tend to earn more than those who had stay-at-home moms

Harvard University study finds that working mothers have a positive impact on the career success…

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Tips for Landing an Internship Last Minute

Keys for procrastinators to gain academically beneficial summer employment

Tips to locking in a last minute internship.

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Jessica Sutherland Talks Homeless to Higher Ed Nonprofit

An organization striving to change the stigma of homelessness one college grad at a time

Jessica Sutherland talks her nonprofit organization thats striving to change the stigma of homelessness one…

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Employers to Offer More Better Paying Jobs this Summer

Survey shows 53 percent of employers will have summer job openings paying at least $15 an hour

Results from Harris Poll show that employers are looking to offer more better paying jobs…

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An Estimated 75 Percent of Workers World Wide Are Employed on a Temporary Basis

Report shows the job insecurity is felt by millions worldwide

Report from the International Labour Organization shows an estimated 75 percent of workers globally are…

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Meet the Nation’s Oldest Park Ranger: 93-Year Old Betty Soskin

Woman hopes to inspire girls of color and advocate for lifelong learning

Betty Soskin, 93, is the nation’s oldest park ranger and takes pride in her ranger…

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Women of Power: Vernice ‘Fly Girl’ Armour Talks the Gutsy Move That’s Changing Her Life

The former Marine Corps officer is taking on a new, very important mission

Vernice “Fly Girl” Armour, a power women military veteran and successful entrepreneur reveal her latest…

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Los Angeles Becomes Latest City to Raise Minimum Wage to $15

City Council passes vote to increase wages to $15 an hour

Los Angeles passes a vote to increase minimum wages to $15 an hour.

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Best Internships Turned Full-Time Jobs for MBA Students

The top industries that convert MBA interns to full-time employees

LinkedIn releases a report that shows the top industries that are likely to convert MBA…

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More Companies Looking to Hire MBA Graduates in 2015

Companies also expected to increase starting pay for MBA graduates

Report from the Graduates Management Admission Council shows that employment opportunities are higher for 2015…

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Percentage of African Americans in U.S. Police Department Has Remained Flat Since Pre-Recession

Survey shows overall minority numbers have increased, but percentage of black officers remains the same

Survey from the U.S. Department of Justice shows the percentage of African American police officers…

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Top 10 Jobs that Don’t Require a Bachelor’s Degree

Best jobs for professionals without a college degree

A recent report from CareerCast highlights the top jobs that don’t require a bachelor’s degree

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[STUDY] More than Half of all Organizations Check Facebook for Background Checks

Survey says Facebook is the most commonly used social media site for employee screenings

New results from Sterling Backcheck shows that more than half of organizations use Facebook for…

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Facebook Increases Pay and Benefits for Low-Wage Workers

Sandberg says the move is the right thing to do for the business and community

Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg announces company plan to improve pay and benefits for low-wage workers.

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[STUDY] 2015 College Graduates More Confident About their Working Future

Current class of graduates say they feel more prepared for today's workforce

New survey shows 2015 college graduates are more confident about their ability to do well…

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10 Best Cities to Start a Career

Four Texas cities ranked in the top 5

WalletHub releases a report that shows the best and worst cities for young professionals to…

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Starbucks Workers Getting Free Tuition Expected to Double

Nearly half the employees hired last month say they will take advantage of the program

After expanding its free tuition program, the number of Starbucks employees working to earn a…

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Millennials Become Largest Generation in the U.S. Workforce

Millennials surpass other generations in the labor force

Pew Research Center released new data showing millennials are the largest generation in today’s workforce.

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Why You Should Consider a Career in Nursing?

With an aging population, the need for more nursing professionals is greater than ever

National League for Nursing CEO, Beverly Malone, talks why you should consider a nursing career.

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Black Unemployment Rate Hits Seven Year Low

African American employment shows signs of slow improvement

Black unemployment rate falls below 10 percent for the first time since 2008.

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Sweet 16: ‘Married to Medicine’ Star on Making Others Millionaires

Lisa Nicole Cloud talks her industry and empowering others

Self-made millionaire Lisa Nicole Cloud of Married to Medicine shares how she got her start,…

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Nike to Create 10,000 U.S. Jobs if Free Trade Deal Gets Approved

Trade will help to decrease the cost of importing and exporting goods

Nike agrees to create 10,000 U.S. jobs if the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal with 11 other…

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Top 10 Best States for Working Mothers

Study examines child care, professional opportunities, and work-life balance

WalletHub releases a report to show the best and worst states for working mothers.

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New York Passes State Bill to Shield Pregnant Women from Workplace Discrimination

Legislatures pass bill that covers all women across the state

New York passes a state bill to prevent pregnant women from facing workplace discrimination.

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More Fathers Willing to Make Career Changes for Better Work-Life Balance

Survey shows men aren't afraid to make career sacrifices for family

Survey shows more fathers are willing to make career changes than women in order to…

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Qualifications Millennials Seek When Hiring Fresh Talent

Generation Y, female business owners weigh in on what it takes to gain employment

Female, millennials and business owners weigh in on what qualifications it takes to gain employment…

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Study: Most Workers Lose Sleep Due to Work-Related Stress

Results show 85 percent of professional lose sleep due to work

Survey released by global talent mobility firm, Lee Hecht Harrison, shows 85 percent of employees…

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Top States Where Elementary School Teachers Make the Most

New York comes in the top spot for highest elementary school teacher wages

Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report on the average elementary school teacher wages for…

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President Obama Talks Retirement Plans with David Letterman

POTUS jokes about playing dominoes with Letterman during his retirement years

President Obama and David Letterman talk retirement plans on the “Late Show with David Letterman”.

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NYC Mayor Secures $3.2 Million for Youth Employment Center

Mayor Bill de Blasio and wife work to improve summer employment opportunities for local youth

NYC Mayor and his wife secure $3.2 million in private donations to support the development…

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On the Move: Zola Mashariki Joins BET as Head of Original Programming

Mashariki will work alongside Stephen Hill to bring new programming to the network

BET Networks names Zola Mashariki EVP of original programming, where she will work alongside Stephen…

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Power Women of the Diaspora: Uganda Minister of Energy Details How Women Can Impact the World

Irene Nafuna Muloni shares advice for young leaders of African diaspora

BlackEnterprise.com caught up with Irene Muloni to talk about her role and how black women…

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Baltimore Reportedly Hires Crisis Management Expert Judy Smith

Smith to help with turning around the public perception of local officials

Baltimore hires Judy Smith to help with the public perception of city officials following the…

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Workplace Advancement: 10 Companies that Offer Tuition Assistance

See what companies invest in the career and educational advancement of employees

Ten companies that offer college tuition assistance to its employees.

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Actress Jenifer Lewis to be Honored with ABFF Career Achievement Award

The vet actress takes center stage for career and service

Actress Jenifer Lewis will be honored at the ABFF celebration for her outstanding career and…

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Who Is Marilyn Mosby? 10 Facts About the Woman Who’s Bringing Justice to Freddie Gray’s Case

Everything you need to know about Baltimore City State's Attorney

Facts about Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby who was in charge of overseeing the…

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5 Exemplary Female Leaders in the U.S. Army

These trailblazers rose through the ranks to positions of power

When it comes to securing and protecting the United States, women are thriving in leadership…

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U.S. Applications for Unemployment Aid Hit 15-Year Low

Labor Department shows signs of major dip in unemployment applications

Number of Americans filling out unemployment applications hits 15-year low.

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[WATCH] Meredith Vieira Schools Stacey Dash For Calling Gender Wage Gap ‘An Excuse’

Dash says just like race the argument surrounding equal pay is an excuse

Stacey Dash and Meredith Vieira go back and forth about the fight for equal pay…

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Young Professionals Opting for Financial Stability Over Dream Career

Professionals ages 18-24 going for financial security over dream job

New survey says young professionals ages 18-24 are more concerned with gaining financial stability rather…

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Report Shows Law School Graduates Struggle with Finding Employment

New data examines the landscape of today's job market for law school gradutes

New report says law school graduates are having a hard time finding employment in their…

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Study Says Women Do Worst in Interviews With Men Who Claim to Support Equality

Study shows women have poorer outcomes when interviewed by men who show implicit bias in the workplace

New Psychology of Women Quarterly study says women do worst in job interviews with men…

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Young People Continue to See Lag in Employment Rates

Report says millennials are left behind in the job market

Despite improvements in the overall employment rate of American workers, data shows young people are…

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Top 10 Entry Level Jobs for 2015

See what careers recent college graduates should look into

WalletHub releases the best and worst entry level jobs of 2015.

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Deborah Cox Talks New Album, Broadway Play and Lessons from Whitney Houston

Cox opens up about her new music and providing the vocals for Whitney biopic

Award-winning singer Deborah Cox talks new album, playing Josephine Baker on Broadway and lessons from…

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Curls Understood Founder, Talks Business Structure, Entrepreneurship, and Balance

Serial Entrepreneur Sylvia Kerali shares her love for natural hair and business mentality

Sylvia Kerali talks her business Curl Understood, and its heavy following.

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On the Move: Bloomberg and Cheryl Andrews Marketing Communications Add New Talent

Professionals Erika Irish Brown and Lesley-Ann Thompson step into new leadership positions

Bloomberg, LP and award-winning PR firm Cheryl Andrews Marketing Communications add new talent to their…

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Chris Spencer Talks New Film, ‘Real Husbands of Hollywood’ and Advice to Young Comedians

Spencer advises young comedians to not get caught up in today's false sense of funny

Hollywood veteran Chris Spencer talks new film project, the success of “Real Husbands of Hollywood”…

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Branding 101: Kenny Burns Offers Three Tips to Help Millennials Establish Career Success

Revolt's SVP of brand development offers career advice to today's millennials

Revolt’s SVP of brand development, Kenny Burns offers tips to help millennials establish a successful…

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New Study Shows Handsome Men May be at a Disadvantage When it Comes to Hiring

Study says attractive men are viewed as a threat in the workplace

New University of Maryland study shows that being an attractive male can lead to discrimination…

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Hillary Clinton Hires Kamala Harris’ Sister to Lead Her Policy Team

Clinton appoints Maya Harris as one of three policy advisers to her team

As Hillary Clinton gears up for her 2016 presidential campaign, she has named three policy…

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Entrepreneur Takes Brooklyn-Bred Scents to the Next Level

How Sophia Sylvester taps into a hot market and a niche need

Brooklyn Flavors is a natural skincare line owned by entrepreneur, Sophia Sylvester.

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Mellody Hobson, Lisa Nichols and Carla Harris to Appear on Women of Power TV

All-new episode of female empowerment and inspiration to air this weekend

Mellody Hobson, Lisa Nichols, Carla Harris and more to appear on this weekend’s new episode…

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Career Highlights from Global Influencers On Time’s 100 Most Influential List

Top global leaders you should know

Here are the career highlights from several prominent global leaders on Time’s 100 Most Influential…

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On the Move: Deesha Dyer Named White House Social Secretary

POTUS says he looks forward to working with Dyer in her new role

White House names Deesha Dyer as its new social secretary.

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Wendy Williams: ‘Marriage and Babies Stunt a Woman’s Growth Career-Wise’

The TV host suggests women should wait until after their 20s to have a husband and kids

Wendy Williams opens up about work/life balance and suggests that women wait until after their…

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Beauty Entrepreneur on Making Jump From Healthcare to Hair

Latoiya Roland talks faith over fear in search of success

Latoiya Roland, CEO of I Wear Glam talks becoming an beauty entrepreneur, how she got…

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Career Highlights from African Americans Who Made Time’s 100 Most Influential People

Power moves from some of the world's most influential people

Career highlights from prominent African Americans who made Time’s 100 Most Influential List.

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On the Move: Former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick Joins Bain Capital

Patrick will start a new social impact business with the investment firm

Former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick to start new social impact business at Bain Capital.

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Darrin Dewitt Henson Talks New Film and Feeling Like a Teenager in Hollywood

Henson proves that he's just getting started in Hollywood

Actor Darrin Dewitt Henson talks working in Hollywood, being a student of the industry and…

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Female Entrepreneur and ‘Maverick’ Jumpstarts Business with $500 and a Priceless Purpose

Taylar Barrington talks entrepreneurship and sowing seeds that matter

Taylar Barrington talks entrepreneurship and sowing seeds that matter.

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5 Career Industries With the Largest Wage Gap

Career fields where women are the most underpaid

Five career industries where women are the most underpaid.

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Four Alarming Facts that Prove Equal Pay Day is Still Needed

Statistics that prove the fight for equality must continue

A list of alarming facts that prove the fight for equality in the workplace is…

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How to Address Unconscious Bias in the Workplace

Tips for creating a more welcoming work environment for all employees

A new report from the Professional Diversity Network offers tips for addressing unconscious bias in…

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Study Shows Job Opportunities Improving for College Graduates

Report shows an increased need for high-skilled professional workers

A study from Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce shows that job opportunities…

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What NY Giant’s Tom Coughlin Knows About Millennials That Many Managers Don’t

New study findings help coach better understand his team

Key findings have been released onj millennials via a study that New York Giants head…

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America’s Lack of Workforce Diversity: New Campaign Gives Call to Action

Jopwell's 'Let them See Us' initiative lets companies know talented minority candidates exist

New recruiting tech platform, Jopwell, launches a campaign to raise corporate America’s awareness about talented…

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Virginia Bans Criminal History Question on Employment Applications

State passes a law that helps employees with past mistakes gain employment

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe enforces a law that bans the criminal history box on state…

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Five Black Health & Wellness Experts to Follow for World Health Day

Black health experts you can learn tips from

Top black health and wellness experts to follow on social media.

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Ralph Gilles Appointed Fiat Chrysler Head of Design

Black Enterprise's 2005 Top Designer to oversee creative efforts at Fiat Chrysler

Fiat Chrysler appoints award-winning automobile designer, Ralph Gilles, as head of design.

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Kelly Rowland Opens Up About Balancing the Demands of Motherhood and Career

Rowland says motherhood makes her feel like a 'superwoman'

Kelly Rowland opens up about motherhood, balancing a demanding career and new projects to look…

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5 Women Who Revamped Their Careers on Broadway

These starlets show they can shine on any stage

These singers and actresses take to Broadway to expand their careers and brands.

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MIT Africa Investment Forum to Host Business Leaders and Experts

Organizers building platform for initiatives for entrepreneurial training and bridging the gap

Themed “Unlocking Africa’s Innovation Potential,” this year’s event includes cross-generational dialogue on role of the…

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On the Move: Carnival Corporation and Advertising Agency Walton Isaacson Announce New Executives

Marie McKenzie gets promoted at Carnival and Kirsten Atkinson joins Walton Isaacson

Carnival Corporation and advertising agency Walton Isaacson announce new executive appointments

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President Obama Talks Managing Demands of His Job

Fitness and family time vital factors to helping him keep calm

President Obama opens up about what helps him to stay calm in a highly stressful…

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Win a Mentoring Session with Director Malcolm D. Lee

'The Best Man' hitmaker details secrets to success and importance of guidance in industry

‘The Best Man’ hitmaker offers mentorship to filmmakers through a partnership with the American Black…

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On the Move: Mitzi Miller Joins Rainforest Entertainment and CBS Promotes Tiffany Smith-Anoa’i

Rainforest Entertainment and CBS announce new executive appointments

Award-winning journalist Mitzi Miller joins Rainforest Entertainment, while Tiffany Smith-Anoa’i gets promoted at CBS Entertainment

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‘Empire’ Star Jussie Smollett Shares Thoughts on Steve Harvey’s Inspiring Work Ethic

Actor stopped by to talk about the series finale and more

Actor Jussie Smollett shares his thoughts on Steve Harvey’s work ethic, his new single, and…

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Cool Jobs: WNBA’s Chief of Basketball Operations and Player Relations Talks Being a Power Woman in Sports

Brown opens up about navigating her way through the sports business

WNBA’s Chief of Basketball Operations and Player Relations, Renee Brown, talks being a power woman…

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Uber Pledges to Create 1 Million New Jobs For Women by 2020

Driving service enters global partnership with UN Women

Uber partners with UN Women to create 1 million jobs for women by 2020

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Entrepreneurs Summit: Music Icon Clarence Avant to Receive Trailblazer Award

Executive being honored for legendary business savvy and longevity in Hollywood

Entertainment industry icon Clarence Avant is set to receive the Trailblazer Award at Black Enterprise’s…

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Oprah to Guest Lecture Stanford Students on A Meaningful Life

Lucky students get arguably the best substitute teacher ever

Can you imagine walking into class to find that Oprah Winfrey is your teacher for…

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$3 Million Pay: Former McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson to Consult with Company

Business leader continues his relationship with the restaurant chain

McDonald’s to pay former CEO Don Thompson $3 million to serve as a consultant for…

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Corporate Board Diversity: How One Country is Making the Female Presence Mandatory

Germany implements a law that requires at least 30% female inclusion

Germany is the latest European country to set a law that requires a set percent…

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Black Women Left Behind in Employment Rise

National Women's Law Center reports joblessness gap

The unemployment rate has declined overall for women, but has increased for black women.

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Turning Tragedy into Triumph: Branding Expert Talks Importance of Owning Your Story

Natasha T Brown, founder of Think Brown Ink, overcame challenges to find success

After being wrongfully accused of trying to kill someone she loved, Natasha T Brown talks…

By Kandia Johnson

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‘Loving in the Grown Zone’: Authors Talk Healthy Relationships, Career Success and More

How Alfred Edmond Jr. and Zara Green took online chat and inspired a movement

Alfred Edmond, Jr. and Zara Green talk new book, creating healthy relationships and the start…

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Yasmine Arrington Awards ScholarCHIPS to Youth of Incarcerated Parents

This college scholar inspires us to keep going

We first saw Yasmine Arrington at the BET Black Girls Rock taping in 2012. As…

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Women of Power: Most Powerful Corporate Women Talk the Value of Mentorship

Leading executives share insights on paying it forward

Five of the most powerful women in corporate America talk about the value of mentorship

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Day 1: Women of Power Summit Kicks Off in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Hundreds of professional and executives gather for three days of networking, inspiration and fun

The 2015 Women of Power Summit kicks off in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with hundreds of…

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On the Move: Health Care Service Corporation and Epic Records Announce New Executives

Maurice Smith heads Blue Cross and Blue Shied and Breyon Prescott heads Urban A&R at Epic

Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Epic Records add new names to their executive roster

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Women of Power: 8 Corporate America Execs Remember Community Impact

These power bosses pencil service into their executive schedules

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we celebrate eight high-ranking women in corporate America who…

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Women of Power: 3 African-American CEOs Leading in Corporate America

Three women make history in Corporate America

Though the numbers of female corporate executives remain low, these three women in corporate America…

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Women of Power: Five Black CFOs Calling the Shots in Corporate America

These power players help break the barriers in Corporate America

BlackEnterprise.com is always inspired by women who’ve defied gender roles and shattered the glass ceiling.…

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Sheer Bliss: Entrepreneur Opens Salon for Women Suffering Hair Loss

After suffering a traumatic hair loss, this businesswoman pursued her purpose

A lucky few know their calling before they can even spell their name, while some…

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Ebony Editor-in-Chief Mitzi Miller Leaves Johnson Publishing Company

Award-winning journalist plans to pursue new ventures in television and film

Award-winning journalist Mitzi Miller steps down from her position as editor-in-chief of Ebony magazine

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Walmart CEO Announces Higher Wages for Employees

Entry wage will be increased to at least $9 per hour

On Thursday Feb. 19, Walmart President and CEO Doug McMillon made an exciting announcement in…

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Children’s Book Author Uses Black Characters to Fight Dentist Fear

Dr. Linda Sturrup makes the dentist fun in new book

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If you’re a parent who encourages early reading, you’ll absolutely love our…

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Mara Brock Akil Talks ‘Being Mary Jane’ and Saying Goodbye to ‘The Game’

Producer and writer says she feels blessed that 'The Game' is getting an ending

Television producer and writer Mara Brock Akil talks the new season of “Being Mary Jane”…

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Denver Jury Grants Nearly $15 Million to Workers in Racial Discrimination Case

Black workers called "lazy, stupid Africans" by white supervisors and employees

A federal jury in Denver granted nearly $15 million to a group of warehouse workers…

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

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

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

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On the Move: UniWorld Group and Combs Enterprises Announce Promotions

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

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

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

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

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

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Journalist Mara Schiavocampo Talks Juggling Career Demands and Weight Loss

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

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

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Beyonce Puts on Chef Hat with Vegan Meal Delivery Service

The superstar expands brand with healthy eating

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

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10 Board Trends for Directors in 2015

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

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

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Ladies of Legacy: Myrlie Evers-Williams

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

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

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WIE Network Launches Kickstarter to Fund Women Empowerment Website

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

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

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Chicago A Leader in Youth Joblessness

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

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

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Tameka Raymond Presents Multicity ‘Style Theory Tour’

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

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

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Harriet Elizabeth Byrd Dies at 88

She was the first black woman in Wyoming legislature

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

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Black Enterprise’s SVP Talks Don Thompson’s Legacy

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

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

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McDonald’s CEO, Don Thompson, to Retire

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

Don Thompson to step down as CEO of McDonald’s

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25 Best Jobs in America for 2015

Glassdoor releases list which include 10 in the tech industry alone

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

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Star Jones Confirmed to Moderate Women of Power Summit Panel

President of Professional Diversity Network leading 'Masterful Moves' discussion

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Boss Moves of Martin Luther King Jr.

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

What is your greatest memory of MLK?

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Kamala Harris Announces U.S. Senate Bid

Harris launches campaign for Senate seat

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

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Black Enterprise Releases Top 40 Best Companies for Diversity List

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

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

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First Black Woman Fire Chief Retires After 30 Years

First black fire chief retires after managing 35 stations

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

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

Professionally licensed natural hairstylist shares catering to popular niche

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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ESSENCE Magazine Makes History with Faceless Cover

Essence magazine starts new movement and unveils historic cover

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

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

Learn the business of healthy beauty from this EcoPreneur

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

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Ollie Tyler First Black Woman Mayor of Shreveport

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

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

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Shirley Ann Jackson Highest Paid College President

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

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

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

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

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

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T.J. Holmes Joins ABC News Team

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

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

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

Three more dynamic power women are added to the lineup

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

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

Confidence level in employment returns to pre-recession days

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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17 Black Women in Elective Office

Get to know these women in Congress

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

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Ladies of Legacy: Nikki Giovanni

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

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

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HerAgenda Founder and Karen Civil Share their Business Motivation

Two young leaders talked business innovation and motivation at AlleyNYC

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

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14 Most Talked About Career Moves of 2014

The top boss moves that made headline news

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

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Remembering 7 Women Who Paved the Way

Trailblazers who expanded our career dreams

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

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TechWomen 2014: Providing Women with STEM Career Opportunities

The program helps those across Africa and the Middle East

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

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

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

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

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Famous Boss Women Paying It Forward

These 5 celebrity women make time to give back

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

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National Association of Broadcasters Inducts Shonda Rhimes into Hall of Fame

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

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

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Business Titan and Innovator William Mays Dies at 69

The "King of Chemicals" built one of the largest minority-owned companies

Business titan William Mays died on Dec. 4 at age 69 in Indianapolis. He leaves…

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On The Move: James Mitchell, Jr. Joins Rock Creek; Michelle Lee Heads Wells Fargo East Coast Community

Lee becomes highest ranking African American community banking executive

James Mitchell, Jr appointed managing director at Rock Creek and Michelle Lee named new head…

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Ladies of Legacy: Dorothy Height

"Godmother of the Civil Rights Movement" fought for equality for African Americans and women

Civil rights activist and Black Enterprise Legacy Award recipient Dorothy Height would be proud of…

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20 Young African Power Women of 2014

These millennial leaders are sure to inspire you

Forbes reveals list of 20 Youngest African Power Women for 2014.

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

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

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10th Women of Power Summit Most Successful of All Time

Last week, Black Enterprise’s 10th Women of Power Summit, hosted by State Farm in Ft.…

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