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Channing Dungey

On the Move: Channing Dungey Becomes First African American to Head Major Broadcast Network

Dungey takes over after Paul Lee

ABC appoints Channing Dungey to entertainment president, making her the first African American to…

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Ruth Simmons, Brown University president

Black History Month: Ruth J. Simmons, President of Brown University

29 days of modern black history makers

Ruth J. Simmons became the first black president of an Ivy League institution as the…

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Dr. Paula A. Johnson, president, Wellesley College

Wellesley College Names First African American President

Dr. Paula A. Johnson brings educational and medical experience to the role

Dr. Paula A. Johnson has been named Wellesley College president, making her the first black…

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Black History Month: Michelle Howard, Four-Star Admiral and 38th Vice Chief of Naval Operations

29 days of modern black history makers

Four-star Admiral Michelle Howard currently serves as the 38th Vice Chief of Naval Operations—the first…

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WNBA Lisa Borders

Former Coca-Cola Executive Named WNBA President

Lisa Borders comes to the league as it celebrates its 20th season

WNBA appoints Lisa Borders to president.

By Courtney Connley

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Ursula Burns, Xerox CEO

Black History Month: Ursula Burns, Fortune 500 CEO

29 days of modern black history makers

Ursula Burns became a history maker in 2009 as the first black woman to become…

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Lt. Gen. Nadja West Becomes First Black Female Three-Star General

Military pioneer continues to break diversity barriers in higher ranks

Lt. Gen Nadja West will be honored February 10, 2016 in an official ceremony formalizing…

By Janell Hazelwood

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2009 BE Executive of the Year Added to Popeyes Board of Directors

Candace Matthews joins the board of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc.

Candace Matthews from Amway Corporation becomes Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. newest board member.

By Courtney Connley

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Lester Holt, broadcast journalist

Black History Month: Lester Holt, Broadcast Journalist

28 days of modern black history makers

Broadcast journalist Holt became the first African American solo anchor of a weekday network nightly…

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LendEDU

How One Startup is Helping Its Employees Beat Student Loan Debt

LendEDU to offer employees $200 per month to pay off student loans

LendEDU announces plan to offer current and future employees $200 per month towards paying off…

By Courtney Connley

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Starting Over: Stacii Jae Johnson Talks New Show and Rebounding From Career-Breaking Scandal

'From the Bottom Up' star shares keys to getting your life back

Stacii Jae Johnson, who stars on the Queen Latifah-produced reality show “From the Bottom Up,”…

By Janell Hazelwood

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From Local to Global: How One Young Woman Followed Her Dreams to Win in Africa

Nigerian entertainer Emma Nyra details career journey and advice for women of the Diaspora

Nigerian pop star Emma Nyra talks about her journey from her hometown in Houston, Texas,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Morehouse Student Turns Beyoncé and Rihanna Lyrics Into Résumé and Job Interview Tips

Chris Sumlin takes a creative approach to employment

Morehouse student uses Beyoncé and Rihanna lyrics to dish career-building tips to his millennial peers

By Courtney Connley

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How Facebook is Using the NFL to Create a Diverse Workforce

Tech company takes a page out of the NFL playbook to improve its workplace

Among its many creative approaches to achieve a diverse workforce, Facebook is implementing a version…

By Courtney Connley

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5 Lessons From Cam Newton on Dabbin’ Your Way to the Top

Leadership lessons from the Carolina Panthers star quarterback

Top leadership lessons you can learn from Carolina Panthers star quarterback and NFL MVP Cam…

By Courtney Connley

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IT Professional Launches Program For Remote Workers to Travel the World

Libryia Jones grants professionals with a traveling experience of a lifetime

My Wander Year founder Libryia Jones launches program to help professionals and their families travel…

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How One Firm Plans to Help Its Employees Get Out of Student Loan Debt

Pricewaterhouse Coopers agrees to pay up to $1,200 a year toward employee student loans

Pricewaterhouse Coopers agrees to pay its employees up to $1,200 a year for up to…

By Courtney Connley

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Leo Bennett

Leo Bennett’s Funk Fest: A Star-Studded Concert With a Purpose

Event has featured chart-topping entertainers such as Erykah Badu, Outkast, LL Cool J, and Jill Scott

Funk Fest founder talks what it takes to produce a nine-city concert tour featuring hip-hop,…

By Kandia Johnson

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U.S. Job Market Ends 2015 With a Bang, Adding 292,000 Jobs in December

Unemployment rate remains unchanged at 5%

U.S. job market ends on a bang in 2015, adding 292,000 jobs to the economy.

By Courtney Connley

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Entertainment to Politics to Business: 20 Global Power Women of Color to Watch in 2016

These leading ladies hold power positions, impact lives, and set trends

Whether rising stars or seasoned professionals, these global power women will be watched in their…

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How to Budget for Unexpected Windfalls

Having a plan for unexpected windfalls can be as important as anticipating surprise expenses. Just…

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Evita Robinson, founder of Nomadness Travel Tribe (Image: Nomadness Travel Tribe)

How to Get Paid for Traveling

Evita Robinson, founder of Nomadness Travel Tribe (Image: Nomadness Travel Tribe)
Have a passion for…

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