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HerAgenda Founder and Karen Civil Share their Business Motivation

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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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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Women of Power Summit Set to Inspire and Empower

Leaders include Susan Taylor, Beverly Tatum, Ph.D., and Pam Grier set to be honored

Black Enterprise is set to give the highest honor to women who have changed the…

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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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‘Beyond the Lights’ Director Talks Career and Purpose

Gina Prince-Bythewood opens up about career and discrimination

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Gina Prince-Bythewood, the talented writer and director behind Love & Basketball and Beyond the Lights,…

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Toni Morrison Set to Release New Novel

High anticipation

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There’s always room for debate surrounding the talent of mainstream’s biggest and brightest…

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Homing from Work: The Solution to the Ever Elusive Work Work Life Balance

Is this the solution?

Do you handle personal tasks, such as surfing the web to shop or leaving work…

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10 of the Worst College Majors for Your Career

Top college degrees that aren't worth the financial investment

A list of 10 of the worst college majors with the least career growth potential

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Tiffany Yu on REVOLT TV, Defeating Disability and More

Tiffany Yu shares life at REVOLT TV

Don’t let the petite frame and sweet voice fool you. Tiffany Yu, Director of Business…

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Ladies of Legacy: Judith Jamison

Legacy Award recipient, Judith Jamison, is the key to keeping the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater alive.

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theate opens its New York City Center Season December 3.…

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Robin Roberts Named Glamour Woman of the Year

Glamour honors Robin Roberts and three other women of color

Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts is highlighted in Glamour’s December issue as a woman…

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Can Wearable Technology Help or Hinder Work-Life Balance?

Should employees be concerned or excited about these innovations in the business world?

Should employees be concerned or excited about wearable technology in the workplace?

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Author and Motivator Lisa Nichols Inspires During Social Media Event

Author and Women of Power Summit speaker shared powerful advice to participants

Lisa Nichols inspired participant during her tweet chat with Black Enterprise, detailing her latest business…

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Susan L. Taylor Talks Mentorship and Passing on a Legacy via CARES

'You have to live your passion in order to have a life that’s worth living'

Sharing tips on passing on a legacy and the need for mentorship, Susan L. Taylor…

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Female Leaders Winning: Bethann Hardison, a Leader in Fashion

Legacy Award recipient talks her fight for fashion diversity and living life to the fullest

Fashion industry leader Bethann Hardison talks her journey to diversify the industry.

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Karen Civil Talks Haiti Donation, Fighting Fears and Taking Career Risks

Entrepreneur opens up about the power of giving back

Celebrity blogger and entrepreneur, Karen Civil, talks philanthropy, fighting fears and taking career risks.

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From Prison to Power: 3 Steps to Reform and Revival

What being incarcerated taught me about the human spirit

Entrepreneur Lucinda Cross details how prison taught her valuable lessons about the human spirit and…

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Lisa Price, Angela Yee, MC Lyte and More to be Awarded by WEEN

Event set to honor and empower women in entertainment

The 4th annual Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network Awards will be held today, Nov. 19,…

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Carver Bancorp’s CEO Deborah C. Wright To Retire

President and COO Michael T. Pugh named her successor effective January 1, 2015

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After 15 years of service at Carver Bancorp, Inc. (holding company for Carver Federal…

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First Black PGA Golfer Earns Presidential Medal of Freedom

Charles L. Sifford has a legacy as an exemplary pioneer in the sport

President Obama to award Medal of Freedom to Charles L. Sifford, a black pioneer in…

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From ‘Zero to Breakthrough’: Vernice ‘FlyGirl’ Armour Talks Making Obstacles Her Stepping Stools

Marines' first black female combat pilot details path to reaching ultimate goals

The Marine’s first black combat pilot, Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour says, “There’s a brick wall. It’s…

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6 Mobile Apps to Help Create and Share Your Resume on the Fly

These tools will make your job search---or recruitment---a cinch

Whether you’re an administrative assistant, graphic designer, sales person or entrepreneur, these go-to resume apps…

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Educator Steve Perry Talks Working with Bishop Jakes Leadership Program

Partner says program will teach professionals how to maximize their career capital

Educator Steve Perry talks working with Bishop Jakes and why their new leadership program is…

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ColorComm NYC Hosts Dinner and Dialogue With Tricia Clarke-Stone

The innovator dished on her career and gave tips for inspiring entrepreneurs

Tricia Clarke-Stone, CEO and Co-founder of Narrative_, an entertainment and tech collaborative, talked success tips…

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On the Move: PBS Names New Vice President; Shawn Costner at Roc Nation Sports

PBS and Roc Nation Sports add changes to their executive leadership roster

PBS and Roc Nation Sports announce new executive appointments.

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Survey Shows More Employers Actively Recruiting Veterans

CareerBuilder survey shows more employment opportunities for veterans

A new survey conducted by CareerBuilder shows that more employers are actively hiring veterans

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Michelle Howard Becomes Navy’s First Female Four-Star Admiral

Pioneer was first black woman to serve as three-star officer in U.S. military

The Navy announced the promotion of Michelle Howard to four-star admiral, making her the first…

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5 Reasons Vernice Armour is a Power Woman to Watch

Top career boss moves made by Women of Power speaker Vernice Armour

Top reasons why Black Enterprise’s 2015 Women of Power featured speaker, Vernice Armour, is a…

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Sophia Nelson Talks “The Woman Code,” Millennials and Inner Truths

Award-winning author uses new book to help women get rid of baggage

Award-winning author and journalist, Sophia Nelson, opens up about her new book “The Woman Code.”

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Obama Expected to Appoint First Black Female Attorney General

Loretta Lynch in the running to fill Eric Holder's spot

Obama administration expected to select Loretta Lynch as new attorney general and first black woman…

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Chief-Angel-in-Charge: How One Woman Balances Day Job with Community Work

TV producer Yazmin Ramos committed to helping elderly

Yazmin Ramos has made it her mission to change the lives of seniors each month…

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Going Global? International Etiquette for Business Travelers

Take heed to these tips for a successful international trip

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Regardless if you’re a frequent international traveler or someone doing business overseas via email…

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Bevy Smith Talks Switching Careers, Becoming CEO and Bravo’s ‘Fashion Queens’

Television host says she's finally living out her dreams

Bravo’s Fashion Queens co-host, Bevy Smith, talks switching careers and becoming her own CEO

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On The Move: Def Jam Names No I.D. Head of A&R; T.D. Bank Makes Allen Love Executive Vice President

Def Jam Recordings and TD Bank announce new promotions

Def Jam Recordings and TD Bank announce new executive leadership promotions

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4th Annual African Diaspora Awards Honoring International Leaders in New York City

Exemplary figures in business, fashion and music being honored for global work

Applause Africa will honor nine global leaders for the 4th Annual African Diaspora Awards taking…

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Amazon’s Bleak Diversity Numbers: 4% of Managers Are Black

Hispanics make up only 9% of Amazon's global workforce

Amazon has joined the list of technology companies to release deplorable diversity numbers.

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Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association Awards Industry Leaders

Business and entertainment power players gather at Mexico conference

The Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association honors industry leaders in sports and entertainment at…

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PepsiCo Foundation Announces Partnership with the Executive Leadership Council

New partnership will help increase the number of black executives on boards

PepsiCo enters three year partnership with Executive Leadership Council to help increase the number of…

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Mellody Hobson Shares Tips to Success in Career and Leadership

"Women of Power Summit is a great opportunity to interface with women of color doing great work"

Mellody Hobson prepares for Black Enterprise’s 2015 Women of Power Summit by sharing her tips…

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On the Move: Voya Financial, Inc. Names Angela Harrell Head of Voya Foundation

Harrell responsible for overseeing aspects related to Voya Financial's charity branch

Voya Financial announces Angela Harrell as the head of Voya Foundation and the Office of…

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National Civil Rights Museum to Honor Charlayne Hunter-Gault

Women of Power Summit Legacy Award recipient to be honored for her trailblazing journalism career

Black Enterprise 2015 Women of Power Summit Legacy Award recipient to be honored by the…

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9 Black Political Power Players You Should Know for the Upcoming Election

See what black politicians are working to make history in the U.S. government

With the November 4th elections on the way, we’ve rounded up black political power players…

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Executive Leadership Foundation Honors Hillary Clinton

Former First Lady addresses black business leaders

Hillary Clinton received an award from the Executive Leadership Foundation for all her work in…

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HBO to Lay Off About 7 Percent Of Workers

The cable network juggernaut plans to cut 150 employees

The cable network juggernaut, HBO, will trim the fat this week as 150 (7 percent)…

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Female Leaders Winning: Suzanne de Passe, Making Strides in Entertainment

A spotlight on the journey of a true woman of power

Suzanne de Passe, a Legacy Award honoree at the 200Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit,…

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On the Move: Black Enterprise Names Derek T. Dingle and Alfred Edmond Jr. as Co-Chief Content Officers

Dingle and Edmond to take leadership positions in expanding the company's multi-media platforms

Black Enterprise announces the new appointment of Derek T. Dingle and Alfred Edmond Jr. as…

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9 Black Executives Who Attended HBCUs

Proud HBCU business leaders you should know

With the lack of recognition for HBCUs contributions to the workforce, we rounded up some…

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American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault Advises the NBA on Workforce Diversity

CEO schools the league on the need for company diversity

American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault talks to NBA owners about workforce diversity

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On the Move: Jocelyn Allen to Lead GM Diversity Efforts; Chicago Defender Gets First Female Exec Editor

New promotions and staff additions from across the nation

Both General Motors and the Chicago Defender appoint female power players to top leadership positions.

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Meet Caroline Clarke, Host of Women of Power TV

Author and leading TV host expands role on latest programming for Black Enterprise

Get to know Caroline Clarke, new host of Women of Power TV.

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How to Become a Brand Ambassador

'The New Atlanta' cast member Africa Miranda details pursuit of entertainment dreams

Creme of Nature brand ambassador, Africa Miranda, details her career journey and how she became…

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Lisa Nichols Confirmed to ‘Motivate the Masses’ at Women of Power Summit

'Breakthrough Specialist' set to inspire and empower attendees

Lisa Nichols is known as “The Breakthrough Specialist” because of her powerful work in “motivating…

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NAACP Legal Defense Honors Late President with Fellowship for Lawyers

New opportunity will provide advanced career opportunities for civil rights litigators

NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund launches new fellowship program to honor late president John…

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Summit Wisdom: 3 Lessons on Digital Age Reputation from Monica Lewinsky

Former White House intern speaks at Forbes Under 30 event about getting through scandal

Monica Lewinsky opens up to a room full of millennials about her 1998 scandal and…

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McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson to Speak at Women of Power Summit

First male selected to make a keynote address at the event

The first man ever selected to make at Keynote at Black Enterprise’s Women of Power…

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Star Jones Talks Workforce Diversity and the Influence of Minority Buying Power

In new role as head of PDN, leader details plans to urge for minority hiring nationwide

As the newly appointed president of the Professional Diversity Network, Star Jones talks the importance…

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Female Leaders Winning: Johnnetta B. Cole, a Leader in Education

A spotlight on the journey of a true woman of power

Johnnetta Cole’s legacy is and continues to be one of female and black empowerment through…

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Fertility Faux Pas or Innovation? Should Companies Pay for Female Workers to Freeze Their Eggs?

Facebook and Apple agree to cover cost up to $20,000

Facebook and Apple have agreed to cover up to $20,000 of the cost for female…

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On the Move: Aliya S. King Joins Ebony and Kim Keenan Named CEO of Leading Nonprofit

Ebony magazine and the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council make new staff announcements

Ebony names Aliya S. King as its new entertainment editor, and Kim Keenan becomes CEO…

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Marvin Ellison Named President and CEO of JCPenney

Ellison to officially begin new role August 2015

JCPenney announces current executive vice president of Home Depot stores, Marvin Ellison, as its new…

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Study: Despite Economic Upturn, Long-term Unemployed Still Experiencing Difficulty

You may have a rough road ahead of you

John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development research finds only 14% of long-term unemployed able…

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Black Candidates Running for Congress Hits Record High

Black politicians set to make history in Congress

With more blacks climbing the political ladder, Congress has reached a historical high in the…

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Mother Mastermind: 5 Lessons on Career and Leadership from Tina Knowles

Beyoncé's mom opens up about her personal and professional journey

While speaking at a women’s empowerment luncheon in Texas, Tina Knowles opened up about the…

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Nicole Bernard Becomes Executive VP of Fox Audience Strategy

Bernard to help improve the company's diversity efforts

Fox Audience Strategy announced Howard University alum, Nicole Bernard, as executive vice president

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#SmartBrownGirls Event Empowers Young Female Leaders in New York City

Young industry leaders discuss self-awareness, career development and motivation

Social media personality Jouelzy hosted #SmartBrownGirls event where female industry leaders inspired young women in…

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Star Jones Appointed President of Professional Diversity Network, Inc.

Jones promises to provide more professional opportunities for all Americans

With the National Association of Professional Women and the Professional Diversity Network’s recent merger, Star…

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Susan L. Taylor to be Honored at Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit

Pioneering journalist and author to receive a Women of Power Legacy Award

Pioneering journalist and author Susan L. Taylor to be honored at Black Enterprise’s Women of…

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Black MBA Conference: How One Job Seeker Turned Challenges into Career Triumph

In times of difficulty, putting your best foot forward can lead to winning results

It’s up to entrepreneurs and executives to recognize when talented people are facing difficulty and…

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Pro-Line CEO Comer Cottrell Dead at 82

Successful BE 100s businessmen leaves profound legacy

One of America’s most successful African American businessmen, Comer Cottrell, died Friday morning at 82

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You Can Be Netflix’s Professional Instagrammer

Travel the world and use some hashtags, #Grammaster

Netflix is asking Instagram users to apply for a chance to become the company’s resident…

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Recap: ColorComm NYC Talks Diversity in Fashion and Communications

Young influencers talk leading communication efforts for top fashion brands

Following New York Fashion Week, ColorComm gathered female influencers in media for a conversation about…

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On September 23, to kick off the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Caucus Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., the Walker's Legacy held their second annual awards ceremony to recognize powerful women of color who are making positive impacts in business and society. 

Named in honor of Madame C.J. Walker, the event honored Admiral Michelle Howard, who is the U.S. Navy's first female four-star admiral, and Angela T. Rye, Esq., who is the Principal and CEO of Impact Strategies. 

Later in the evening, the Walker's Legacy hosted a roundtable discussion to discuss issues facing women of color in the boardroom and beyond. 

Check out pictures from the Walker Legacy's dynamic events and head to WalkersLegacy.com to learn more about the organization. 

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Recap: Walker’s Legacy Honors Female Power Players in Business and the Community

Walker's Legacy recognizes Admiral Michelle Howard and Angela T. Rye, Esq.

Walker’s Legacy honors Admiral Michelle Howard and political activist Angela Rye, Esq. at their second…

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Carla A. Harris to Inspire Female Leaders at Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit

Carla A. Harris prepares to empower Women of Power attendees

Obama’s Appointed Women’s Business Chair, Carla A. Harris, Prepares to Empower at the Women of…

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Ex-NBA Baller Dennis ’3-D’ Scott Talks Longevity After the Game

Entrepreneur and Shavewise ambassador gives real deal on next act

Dennis Scott, NBA player turned broadcaster and businessman, gives advice to young athletes on longevity…

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Women of Power: The Award-Winning Legacy of Charlayne Hunter-Gault

Peabody and Emmy award-winning journalist to be honored at the Women of Power Summit 2015

Esteemed journalist Charlayne Hunter–Gault will receive the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit Legacy Award…

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Mellody Hobson and Judy Smith to Speak at Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit

Both will bring business and leadership insights to inspire attendees

Leading female CEOs Mellody Hobson and Judy Smith will serves as keynote speakers at Black…

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10 African Women of Power

These females offer the world greatness, from the continent to the Diaspora

From global ambassadors to young international leaders, these 10 African women have truly showcased what…

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Gen. Lloyd J. Austin: The Soldier Leading the Charge Against ISIS

'Invisible soldier' is heavily decorated Army general & first African-American CENTCOM commander

‘Invisible soldier’ is a heavily decorated Army general & the first African-American CENTCOM commander.

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Celebrity Chef Talks ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ and Building His Brand From Ground Up

Chef James 'J.R.' Robinson details how he went from homeless to running a booming company

Hell’s Kitchen contestant, Chef J.R., talks overcoming humble beginnings to building a successful catering company…

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Jameel Spencer: Defining the Brand When It Matters

Professional talks success in the entertainment business

Working with brands like Jay-Z, VIBE and Sean Combs, Sequential’s new CMO, Jameel Spencer, speaks…

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Survey: 62% of Employers Believe Minimum Wage Should Be Increased

Majority of people earning minimum wage struggle to make ends meet

A nationwide survey was conducted to determine the number of employers in favor of increasing…

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NAAAHR’s National Conference to be Held in Philadelphia

This year’s theme: 'Executing the Power of HR Practices Across Industries'

The National Association of African Americans in Human Resources (NAAAHR) will host their national conference…

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Walker’s Legacy to Host Empowering Roundtable Discussion for Female Business Leaders

Walker's Legacy partners with the National Women's Business Council for roundtable discussion

The Walker’s Legacy will host an empowering roundtable discussion for women of color entrepreneurs with…

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Industry Pro Talks How to Connect Sports and Philanthropy

Nubia Murray details career journey in cause marketing and tips on how to thrive

Sports cause-marketing pro Nubia Murray talks about her full-circle career path and tips on how…

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[RECAP] Activate Conference Wows and Inspires New York City Power Women

Speakers include Keke Palmer, Sherri Shepherd, Yandy Smith, founder Lucinda Cross and more

The Activate Conference, held Sept. 20 at the Times Center in NYC, featured speakers Keke…

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[HIGHLIGHTS, PART 2] National Black MBA Conference Continues

The final day commences with more networking, career fair and professional development

Check out more highlights for recent activities from this year’s event below:

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National Black MBA Conference: Earvin “Magic” Johnson Talks CEO Mindset & Business Success

Mogul details most proud moment, Dodgers and Starbucks deals and expansion

Magic Johnson Enterprises CEO Earvin “Magic” Johnson shares keys to CEO mindset and insights on…

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

Female powerhourses who are ruling the big and small screens

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

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[HIGHLIGHTS] National Black MBA Conference and Expo

Networking, business development resources, dynamic speakers and more this week in Atlanta

The National Black MBA Association Inc.’s 36th Annual Conference and Exposition is in Atlanta for…

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Study: Female Employment in Primetime Television at a Standstill

Employment in industry shows no signs of growth

Despite the workings of Shonda Rhimes and Mara Brock Akil, a new study shows that…

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National Black MBA Association Inc. Hosting 36th Annual Conference and Expo

Speakers include Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Lisa Price, Robin Roberts and more

The National Black MBA Association Inc. presents its 36th Annual Conference and Exposition in Atlanta…

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

Actresses Sherri Shepherd and Keke Palmer among top speakers and panelists

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

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

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

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

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Women of Power: Top 10 Leaders in the Fashion Industry

Top females making boss moves in the industry

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

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

Top professional leadership resources written for women and by women

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

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Building Business Muscles: 7 Steps to Maintain a Healthy Enterprise

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

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

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Delphi CEO Rodney O’Neal to Retire in March 2015

CFO Kevin Clark will take the helm

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

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

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

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

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

Costco ranks in at No. 1 for high school graduates

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

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Black Women Left Behind in Employment Growth

Black female unemployment rate remains stagnant

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

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

These leaders are forerunners of business and industry

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

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

Author and technology entrepreneur will share leadership success strategies

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

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

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

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

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Candace Steele-Flippin hired by St. Jude

St. Jude Medical Appoints new PR and Communications Executive

Steele Flippin will be responsible for providing strategic direction

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

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

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

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

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

Pharmacy Chief Kermit Crawford Retiring from Walgreens

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

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

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

Top 15 Industries That Breed Millionaires

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

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

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Bow Wow Joins Cast of CSI:CYBER

TV host and actor will play teenaged hacker

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Job Applications: Criminal Record Question Could Be Banned

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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10 Black Women Who’ve Made History in 2014

See whose boss moves earned them pioneer status

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

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

Biracial woman Rachel Brothers awarded $11,000 in lawsuit

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

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Film Academy Re-Elects Cheryl Boone Isaacs as President

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

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

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Alonzo Mourning Leads 2014 Basketball Hall of Fame Class

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

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

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

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

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

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San Antonio Hires Female Basketball Coach

Team makes history with the hire

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

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

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

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

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Keke Palmer to Play Cinderella on Broadway

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The First Lady of Wall Street, Ernesta Procope

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

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

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

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

After two years at the helm, CEO drives massive makeover

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

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Black Enterprise Publishes Exclusive Registry Of African Americans On Corporate Boards

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

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

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

These industry heavyweights show how being charitable pays off

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

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Get on Up! 6 James Brown Songs to Boost Motivation

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

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

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Rick Ross' sister Tawanda Roberts navigates family business behind-the-scenes
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[Part 1] Beauty & Brains: Rick Ross’ Sister Talks Talent for Music Business

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

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

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Darden Restaurants CEO Stepping Down

Clarence Otis to leave post by the end of the year

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

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Michele Roberts Named Executive Director of NBA Players Union

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

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

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

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

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

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

Black women pale in comparison to non-Hispanic white men

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

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Meet The CEO Who Helped Reshape Atlanta’s Skyline

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

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

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

White men get rewarded for similar actions, findings show

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

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

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

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

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President Obama Bans LGBT Discrimination, No Religious Exemption

In many workplaces simply being LGBT is still a fireable offense

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

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The 15 Most Surprising Six-Figure Jobs In America

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

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

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Anniversary of the Moon Walk: 10 African American Space Pioneers

Astronauts of color who broke barriers to explore the unknown

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

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Telmex Billionaire Carlos Slim Calls For Three-Day Workweek

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

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

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

"Real Husbands of Hollywood" creator will be featured host

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

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10 Worst States For African Americans Without Jobs

Southern states dominate list

Take a look at the worst states, in terms of jobless benefits and other factors,…

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MTV Video Music Awards Nominations: Beyonce Leads With 8

Iggy Azalea and Eminem get seven nominations each

Beyonce leads the nominees with eight nods for this year’s MTV Video Music Awards, taking…

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Quality Connections: How to Use Social Media to Advance Your Professional Brand

Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit panelist LC Johnson teaches women how to brand themselves…

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Legacy Award Honoree: How Charlayne Hunter-Gault Helped Desegregate Schools

Legacy Award recipient and journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault was one of the first blacks to desegregate…

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