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Regina Brooks

UBR Spotlight: Women’s History Maker Regina Brooks

More on the entrepreneurs, business strategies and economic news on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, in time for Women’s History Month, UBR contributor…

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Backtalk with Debra Martin Chase

Academy Award- and Emmy-nominated producer Debra Martin Chase is the first African American woman producer…

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Black Enterprise Multimedia Special Projects Editor Sonja Mack with Sundra L. Ryce, President & CEO of SLR Contracting & Service Co. Inc. (left) and Chekesha Kidd, President of Aetna Student Health (Photo by Lonnie C. Major)

(About This Issue) A Celebration of Promising Young Talent

Our lists are among our most important franchises—and for good reason.

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WATCH: How I Do It – SoulCycle Instructor Turns Fitness Passion into Career Success

How a surprise career in fitness led spin instructor Ayana Curtis to tap into her passion, her joy and her success

SoulCycle Master Instructor Ayana Curtis talks about her career in fitness and how tapping into…

By Elayne Fluker

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WATCH: Star Jones on the Responsibility of Successful Women

The author and TV personality talks about the importance of giving back and paying it forward at the 2012 Women of Power Summit

The author and TV personality talks about the importance of giving back and paying it…

By Elayne Fluker

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Study: Assertive Black Women Fare Better as Leaders

Quality often frowned upon can be used as an asset

Scholars at Northwestern University and Duke University find that aggressive black women get less backlash…

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WATCH: Why Successful Women Think Differently

At the 2012 Women of Power Summit, author Valorie Burton tells executive women about defining success and developing habits that will make them happier and healthier

At the 2012 Women of Power Summit, author Valorie Burton tells executive women about defining…

By Elayne Fluker

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WATCH: How to Advance Your Career

Black Enterprise February 2012 cover subject Chekesha Kidd gives her advice on stepping out of your comfort zone and excelling socially in the executive space

Watch below as BlackEnterprise.com host Tai Beauchamp speaks with President of Aetna Student Health Chekesha…

By Janel Martinez

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7th Annual Women of Power Summit Snapshots

See how our 2012 WPS attendees are spending their conference days

Black Enterprise’s 7th Annual Women of Power Summit is in full effect. See photos from…

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WATCH: How to Be a Rule Breaker & Risk Taker

Author Sophia Nelson promotes the idea that women who take risks in business reap bigger rewards

During the Black Enterprise 7th Annual Women of Power Summit author Sophia Nelson shares her…

By Anslem Samuel

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As professional women from across the country gather for Black Enterprise's 7th Annual Women of Power Summit, lyricists gear up to showcase their talents in this year's poetry jam. The poets will use words to uplift and inspire, culminating the first day of networking and entertainment for attendees. Here's a look at the wordsmiths who will be performing.

Women of Power Summit Kicks Off with Poetry Jam

Top lyricists will take to the stage to honor women of power

Top lyricists will take to the stage to honor women of power

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Supermodel and entrepreneur Beverly Johnson (Photo by Rob Kim/FilmMagic)

UBR Spotlight: Fashion Icon Beverly Johnson Models Business Leadership

More on the entrepreneurs, business strategies and economic news on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, UBR Contributor Renita D. Young speaks with fashion…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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The Future of Black History: Film Director Ava DuVernay

The bold entrepreneur goes from film publicist to the first black woman to win the Best Director award at the Sundance film festival

Ava DuVernay, former publicist and Sundance’s first-black-woman-award-winning director, chats new horizons in Hollywood

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Success is not luck. It’s what happens when preparation meets opportunity. And those who begin this preparation process out of the starting blocks tend to acquire key leadership assignments and professional reputations that, in some cases, exceed those of colleagues more than a decade their senior. The female entrepreneurs and corporate executives identified in our latest “editors’ choice” roster—40 Rising Stars 40 and Under—have made moves that have placed them on the path to power and success in business, all before their 41st birthdays.

In consulting the nation’s largest public and private corporations, major trade associations, established entrepreneurs, and senior executives over the past several months, our editorial research team discovered this cadre of remarkable women. They operate within a range of industries and disciplines, including science and technology; advertising, marketing, and public relations; finance; energy; food and beverages; and entertainment. Some run large or significant divisions of their companies and report to a chief executive or division head, others have launched and managed successful independent entities. These women are innovators and influencers, trailblazers and pioneers who reshaped and refreshed disciplines with cutting-edge processes, or transformed ideas into tangible, lucrative products or services.

We chose not to include managers or employees of law firms, unions, nonprofit organizations, or government agencies, or those employed in fashion or the arts, medicine, and education.

Having attained this much power and success early in their respective careers, there’s no telling what groundbreaking achievements the women who made this year’s list will accomplish in coming years. Judging from the drive that put them in their current positions, it appears as if nothing will stop them from reaching the pinnacle of global industry.

40 Rising Stars 40 & Under

Success is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. These women understand that and have all…

By Sonja Mack

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THE THESPIAN: GENEVIEVE NNAJI This Nigerian actress, known as the "Julia Roberts of Africa," has appeared in more than 60 films since her debut in 1998. A Nollywood A-lister --- and one of the highest paid actresses in the industry --- she won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in 2005, and today is the spokesperson for several international ad campaigns including MUD Cosmetics.

10 International Women of Power to Watch

From entertainment to technology, these women are making a major impact across the globe

These ten women of color are making a major impact on the world at large,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Icon Dionne Warwick Talks Reality TV, Songwriting, and Protecting Her Legacy

Award-winning composer releasing new album, expanding audience

Dionne Warwick, a Black Enterprise Legacy Award winner, has seen more than 50 years of…

By Tomika Anderson

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WATCH: Women of Power (and the Young Men Who Are ‘Committed’ to Them!)

See video of singing group Committed, who are headed to the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit in Orlando Florida.

See video of singing group Committed, who are headed to the Black Enterprise Women of…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Preview B.E. Business Report: Inspiration & Advice from Women of Power

This week's BEBR features a highlight of previous Women of Power Legacy Award winners, including fashion icon Bethann Hardison

Fashion trailblazer Bethann Hardison receives Legacy Award at Black Enterprise’s Women of Power Summit &…

By Andrew Wadium

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UBR Spotlight: Karyn White’s Not A Superwoman, But A Super Entrepreneur

More on the entrepreneurs, business strategies and economic news on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week’s Urban Business Roundtable: Inspiration and information from notable women entrepreneurs Karyn White and…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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5 Leadership Lessons Keke Palmer Learned from Queen Latifah

The Joyful Noise star shares life lessons she picked up from the successful businesswoman

Singer/actress Keke Palmer stars alongside Queen Latifah in Joyful Noise and shares the career lessons…

By Starrene Rhett

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ME University: How to Brand Yourself and Your Business on Purpose

In a video interview, branding expert Marshawn Evans tells how her ME University helps women entrepreneurs learn how to brand themselves with a clear vision

In a video interview, branding expert Marshawn Evans tells how her ME University helps women…

By Marshawn Evans

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Vanessa Simmons Launches New Lingerie Line ‘Rose’

Rev. Run’s little girls are all grown up. If the success of their footwear line…

By timmhotep aku

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WATCH: Woman of Power Dionne Warwick on Building a Legacy

The legend receives a coveted Legacy Award at 2012 Women of Power Summit

The legend receives a coveted Legacy Award at this year’s Women of Power Summit

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7 Signs that You are a Woman Behaving Wealthy

Time for a purse check, ladies. These tips tell you what you need to do to go from 'just making it' or 'plain broke' to truly wealthy

Time for a purse check, ladies. These tips tell you what you need to do…

By Robin A. Young

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Cheyenne Woods: More Than Tiger Woods’ Niece

The female golf phenom carves out her own lane on the green

Stepping out of Tiger Woods’ shadow, the golf greats’ niece Cheyenne Woods makes a name…

By Mia N. Hall

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Photographer Celebrates Women Scribes with New Art Exhibit

Laylah Barrayn highlights several female writers in her one-woman art exhibit, Her Word as Witness

Inspired by great female writers, photographer Laylah Barrayn pays homage to her idols with Her…

By Starrene Rhett

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Her Word as Witness: Photos From the Female Writers Exhibit

Visual outtakes from the one-woman tribute to this generation's female scribes of color

Photos from Laylah Barrayn visual tribute to female writers of color, Her Word as Witness,…

By Anslem Samuel

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WATCH: How to Network Like a Woman of Power

Debra Langford gives three essential tips for making your connections count

Debra Langford gives three essential tips for making your connections count

By Elayne Fluker

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Playwright Katori Hall Celebrates MLK’s Legacy with ‘The Mountaintop’

The Mountaintop playwright explains the real story behind why she re-imagined MLK's last day

The Mountaintop’s Katori Hall opens up about the true story behind her fictional account of…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Calling All Poets: Are You a Woman of Power?

Enter for your chance to appear as the Black Enterprise 2012 Women of Power poetry contest winner in Orlando, Florida

Enter for your chance to appear as the Black Enterprise 2012 Women of Power poetry…

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Faye Wattleton: President, Center for the Advancement of Women

Women of Power Legacy Award Winners…of the Past

As we gear up for the 2012 Women of Power Summit, Black Enterprise remembers Legacy Award winners of the past

As we gear up for the 2012 Women of Power Summit, Black Enterprise remembers Legacy…

By Sasha King

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Mary Mary shares gospel truth with host Marc Lamont Hill. (Photo courtesy Columbia Records)

Preview Our World: Gospel Stars Mary Mary

Also: the state of independent film and Black filmmakers

Host Marc Lamont Hill sits down with Mary Mary, then discusses the state of Black…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Is a Woman Less of a Woman If She Decides Never to Have Kids?

Sportscaster Pam Oliver inspires a new book and asks the hard question many professional women face: Am I a failure if I don't have children?

Sonja Lewis’s new novel ‘The Barrenness’ inspired by sportscaster Pam Oliver who says who says…

By Tomika Anderson

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Supermodel and entrepreneur Beverly Johnson (Photo by Rob Kim/FilmMagic)

WATCH: Beverly Johnson Talks About Building a Lifestyle Brand for Women of Color

'Modelpreneur' Beverly Johnson talks about building her lifestyle brand and the importance of ownership

‘Modelpreneur’ Beverly Johnson talks to ‘Celebrity Hustle’ host Shannon Lanier about building her lifestyle brand…

By Elayne Fluker

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Playwright Suzan-Lori Parks Blazes a New Trail and Re-Imagines ‘Porgy and Bess’

The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright took on the challenge of adapting a folk classic for a contemporary black audience

Suzan-Lori Parks boldly takes on George and Ira Gershwins classic folk opera “Porgy and Bess.’

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Woman of Power: Amsale Aberra, Designing a Legacy

The renowned designer talks about being a Black Enterprise woman of power, receiving a legacy award and building her business

The renowned designer talks about being a Black Enterprise woman of power, receiving a legacy…

By Bridgette Bartlett

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Ms. Robbie’s ‘Sweetie Pie’ Restaurant Hits the Spot on Oprah Winfrey Network

How a fiery grandmother (and former Ikette!) built a successful restaurant business and set records with her OWN reality show

How a fiery grandmother (and former Ikette!) built a successful restaurant business and set records…

By Tomika Anderson

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Women's World of Boxing president Teresa Scott, before & after

WATCH: Boxer Teresa Scott Promotes Fitness & Self-Confidence in Women

After shedding 60 lbs, entrepreneur inspires women to find their self-confidence through boxing

Founded by Teresa Scott, Women’s World of Boxing provides women with a comfortable introduction to…

By Anslem Samuel

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The Business of Broadway

Alicia Keys, Kenny Leon, Lydia Diamond and others represent the new look of Broadway

This current season may be historic because three African American female playwrights—out of six shows…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Kandi Koated Mogul: Reality TV Star Diversifies Portfolio with Adult Toys, New Talent Show

How Real Housewives of Atlanta cast member diversifies ventures to build wealth

Music artist and songwriter Kandi Burruss has used reality TV fame to expand her multi-million-dollar…

By Lamont Baldwin

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Actress Tamala Jones Recounts Her Aneurysm Scare

A near-death experience inspired the skilled performer to be an advocate for healthy living

At the age of 23, actress Tamala Jones suffered a near-fatal incident that changed her…

By Amber McKynzie

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How I Did It: Mikki Taylor Expands Beauty Brand with New Book ‘Commander in Chic’

Motivational expert uses inspiration of Michelle Obama to empower women

Beauty and fashion expert Mikki Taylor expands her brand with new book, Commander in Chic:…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Entertainment Manager Yandy Smith Explains the Business of ‘Love & Hip-Hop’

Young powerhouse talks reality TV, success, and women's empowerment

Yandy Smith, co-star on VH1′s Love & Hip-Hop season two, talks about how reality TV…

By Janell Hazelwood

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UBR Spotlight: Architect Dina Griffin’s Blueprint for Success

Bonus content on the entrepreneurs and strategies featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, UBR Contributor Renita Young sits down with leading…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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6 Mind Traps That Could Sabotage Your Business

While women have great entrepreneurial potential, one entrepreneur says they often fall into "mind traps." Here are six to look out for

While women have great entrepreneurial potential, we often fall into various “mind traps” that…

By Rosetta Thurman

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Re-Think Business

BLACK ENTERPRISE’s 16th Annual Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo

More than 1,400 entrepreneurs, professionals, and other small business hopefuls absorbed advice from renowned professionals,…

By Aisha I. Jefferson

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WATCH: Wyclef Jean Set to Rock Miami Stage at BE’s Golf & Tennis Challenge

The Grammy-winner makes a repeat performance at the annual Labor Day weekend event

Wyclef Jean takes the stage for a second time at the 18th annual Black Enterprise…

By Elayne Fluker

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The Annual Black Enterprise/Pepsi Golf & Tennis Challenge begins (Image: Doral Golf Resort & Spa)

18th Annual Black Enterprise/Pepsi Golf & Tennis Challenge Kicks Off

Black Enterprise has Miami sizzling this Labor Day weekend

Once again, Black Enterprise takes over Miami this Labor Day weekend for the annual Golf…

By Janel Martinez

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Preview B.E. Business Report: Pastry’s Vanessa & Angela Simmons

Also: Power Player Ian Clarke; expert estate planning advice

Vanessa and Angela Simmons, co-founders of the Pastry’s urban fashion enterprise, are featured in the…

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WNBA President Laurel Richie Steers League in New Direction

The marketing executive reveals her winning strategy for leading women's athletics in to the future

As the WNBA’s first African American woman president, Laurel Richie brings her marketing experience and…

By Andreas Hale

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Branding Lessons Learned from Suze Orman

Critical lessons women can take from Suze Orman’s playbook for branding success in the marketplace

Critical lessons women can take from Suze Orman’s playbook for branding success in the marketplace

By Marshawn Evans

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Preview B.E. Business Report: Bridal Designer Amsale

Also: Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Michael Jones, launching a 401(k) plan

Power couple Amsale Aberra and Neil Brown, the husband and wife team behind Amsale, the…

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Huffington Post recently put together an impressive list of Women in Tech You Need to Follow on Twitter, showcasing some of the most dynamic women on the Web. We applaud their accomplishments and the doors they have opened for women. Unfortunately, of the 27 women listed, only two—Jenny Deluxe and Ory Okolloh—were Black digerati. The reality is there are many exceptionally remarkable Black women advancing technology and forming networks where women of all races can be mentored to become digital media iconoclasts.     Noticing the oversight, BlackEnterprise.com compiled our own list of Black Women in Tech You Need to Follow on Twitter, including social media and technology influencers who push digital technology and new media daily on their blogs and various platforms. This list is by no means all-encompassing, but a step in giving credit where credit is rightfully due. —Marcia Wade Talbert

(Black) Women in Tech You Need to Follow On Twitter

Check out our list of the top 20 digital divas in the technology field

Huffington Post compiled a list of the top women in technology to follow on Twitter…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Preview B.E. Business Report: Raw Foodie Karyn Calabrese

Also: B.E.'s Corporate Exec of the Year, credit score myths and plus-size fashion trends

Karyn Calabrese, CEO 0f Karyn’s, a company specializing in raw foods and vegan meals, is…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Black Businesswomen Banking on Hair

Two hair industry trailblazers making their mark on the multimillion-dollar beauty industry

Two hair industry trailblazers, Erika Dotson, of Indique Virgin Indian Hair, and Karen Mitchell, of…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Behind the Mascara: Confidence Building Tips for Women

When it comes to handling your business, confidence is not optional—it's critical

Because women are traditionally viewed as less capable when it comes to business matters, confidence…

By Marshawn Evans

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Entrepreneur of the Week: Katrina Harrell Controls the Books

For Harrell, helping small-business owners manage their books is adding up to a successful business of her own

For Katrina Harrell, helping small-business owners manage their books is adding up to a successful…

By Brian Dawson

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WATCH: The High Life – Brunch with Bevy Smith and Don Lemon

The creator of Dinner with Bevy tells how she made a business out of meaningful connections

When the who’s who want to get together an evening of elegant dining and long-lasting…

By Elayne Fluker

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Baseball’s Top Black Executive Ready to Partner with Minority Businesses

League's Diverse Business Partners Program provides resource for small firms

There are many young businessmen and women who dream of a high-powered job in professional…

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UBR Spotlight: Kimberlee Burt and The Business of Childcare

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This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, UBR Contributor Bryant Monteilh sits down with Kimberlee…

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Women-Owned Businesses On The Rise

Despite the recession, women business owners have managed to weather the storm better than their…

By Black Enterprise

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Entrepreneur of the Week: 14-Year-Old CEO Chental-Song Bembry

Teen author, illustrator, and entrepreneur gives tips to help other young writers enter the literary field and start their own businesses

Teen author, illustrator, and entrepreneur gives tips to help other young writers get started

By LaToya M. Smith

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Why Michelle Obama’s Africa Trip Matters

The Root columnist says First Lady is inspiring model for young women emerging from apartheid

The Root columnist explores the impact of First Lady Michelle Obama’s visit to post-apartheid Africa,…

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Women in Black Music: Kelly Price on Body Image

With a new album, a new label, and a new determination to be her own boss, Kelly Price returns to the scene in full glory

As part of our continuing coverage of Women in Music for Black Music Month, we…

By Elayne Fluker

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Women in Black Music: Jill Scott Steps into the Light of the Sun

It was 10 years ago–no, eleven years ago–when a young Philadelphia poetess had us all…

By Elayne Fluker

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UBR Spotlight: Fashion Designer Jermikko Johnson

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This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, UBR Contributor Renita Young sits down with Jermikko…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Power Moves: 7 Ways You Can Profit From Our Entrepreneurs Conference

Nation's largest Black business event gives companies access to connections, contracts and capital

From newly-minted and established business owners to White House policymakers, attendees of our Black Enterprise…

By Derek T. Dingle

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UBR Morning Post: Online Fashion Innovator Ella Gorgla

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This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, UBR Contributor Renita Young sits down with Ella…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Your 2011 EC Experience Is Only a Click Away

Relive the 2011 Entrepreneurs Conference virtually with exclusive video footage and photos

Relive the 2011 Entrepreneurs Conference virtually with exclusive video footage and photos

By Janel Martinez

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UBR Morning Post: Pamela Eudaric-Amiri’s Chocolate Enterprise

Bonus content on the entrepreneurs and strategies featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, UBR Contributor Annette Flournoy sits down with Pamela…

By Alfred Edmond Jr.

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Watch LIVE Today: Day 2: 2011 Entrepreneurs Conference

The 2011 Entrepreneurs Conference is broadcasting live from Atlanta. Tune in now!!

Attendees at the 2011 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference strike a pose (Image: File)
The Black Enterprise…

By Janel Martinez

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2011 B.E. Small Business Award Winners

These companies nab top honors at this year's Entrepreneurs Conference

These companies nab top honors at this year’s Entrepreneurs Conference

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Watch LIVE Today: 2011 Entrepreneurs Conference Keynote Address

The 2011 Entrepreneurs Conference is broadcasting live from Atlanta. Tune in now!!

Earl "Butch" Graves, Jr. addresses the attendees
Good morning, entrepreneurs. The first full day of…

By Anslem Samuel

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Entrepreneur Stephen Pierce: From Homeless to Multimillionaire

Live from our annual Entrepreneurs Conference, see the Internet marketing guru and other business leaders via our live stream

At first glance, this self-made brother’s rags-to-riches story may remind you of Tyler Perry’s.
An Internet…

By Tomika Anderson

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2011 B.E. Small Business Award Nominees

Our finalists exceed expectations and seize opportunity to take home top honors at this year's Entrepreneurs Conference

Our finalists exceed expectations and seize opportunity to take home top honors at this year’s…

By Renita Burns

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Atlanta V103 DJ Frank Ski Receives Community Champion Award at BE Entrepreneurs Conference

The legendary radio man and his wife are honored for their work with children through the Frank Ski Kids Foundation

Legendary Atlanta DJ Frank Ski receives honors for his community work with his organization Frak…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Working on a master plan? Today's the day to pitch it!

Elevator Pitch Competition Finalists – Who’ll Win $10,000

Introducing the young entrepreneurs vying for a chance to win 10 grand at the 2011 Entrepreneurs Conference

After submitting their elevator pitch, these young entrepreneurs advance to the finals of Black Enterprise’s…

By Anslem Samuel

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10 People You Need to Catch at the 2011 Entrepreneurs Conference

Our annual Entrepreneurs Conference is less than two weeks away; see which power players will be in attendance

Maybe it’s the alluring lineup—a compilation of brand barons, company founders, and other business executives—that…

By Janel Martinez

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5 Things You Need to Know Before Franchising Your Small Business

Is franchising the right choice for your business? Before you make a move, consider these key factors

5 Things you need to know before franchising your small business

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Film Executive Will Packer: Bounce TV Will Be Nothing Like BET

With new Steve Harvey movie, Packer tells how he's making a mark in Hollywood

With new Steve Harvey movie, Packer tells how he’s making a mark in Hollywood

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UBR Morning Post: Mobile Tech and Social Media Maven Corvida Raven

Bonus content on the entrepreneurs and strategies featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, UBR Executive Producer TaQuoya Kennedy talks with Corida…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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5 Steps to Starting a Franchise – Failure is Not an Option

Starting a business is one thing, here's how you take it to the next level without things falling apart

Starting a business is one thing, here’s how you take it to the next level…

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Labor Day weekend is right aruond the corner, and the pressure is on to find a way to get in that last bit of summer fun and relaxation before cooler temperatures roll around. Black Enterprise's Golf & Tennis Challenge at the Doral Golf Resort & Spa in Miami is where you want to be September 1-5,2011. We'll give you three reasons: Sun, sports and the spa. And the bonus, being able to socialize with the smart and sexy people who know that this is one event that you don't want to miss! (Image: Thinkstock, Lonnie Major)

PHOTO GALLERY: BE Golf & Tennis Challenge–Why You Need to Be There!

Spa, sports, sun, fun: There's no better place to be this Labor Day than the BE Golf & Tennis Challenge in Miami. Here's why!

Labor Day weekend is right aruond the corner, and the pressure is on to find…

By Elayne Fluker

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WATCH: Ne-Yo Performing at Black Enterprise’s Golf & Tennis Challenge

Join award-winning singer Ne-Yo in Miami Labor Day Weekend at Black Enterprise's Golf & Tennis Challenge for a party you don't want to miss!

Join award-winning singer, songrwriter and musician Ne-Yo in Miami for Labor Day Weekend for the…

By Elayne Fluker

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UBR Morning Post: Plus-Size Fashion Entrepreneur Monif Clarke

Bonus content on the entrepreneurs and strategies featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, UBR Executive Producer TaQuoya Kennedy talks with Monif…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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This Week on Our World: Singer, Songwriter and Actress Jill Scott

Also: the rise of African Americans in the Republican Party

This week on Our World with Black Enterprise, host Marc Lamont Hill sits down with…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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This Week on The B.E. Business Report: Chicago Treasurer Stephanie Neely

Also: NuJak Companies CEO Frank Kendrick, tech guru Ken Gibbs

Chicago City Treasurer Stephanie Neely is the featured Power Player on this week’s edition of…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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UBR Morning Post: Carol’s Daughter Founder Lisa Price Shares Her Success Formula

Bonus content on the entrepreneurs and strategies featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, UBR Executive Producer TaQuoya Kennedy talks with Lisa…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Star Jones Dishes on New Book, Celebrity Apprentice, the Working Woman

Reality TV star advises women to "leave the tears at home" and "put on your big girl pumps"

Reality TV star advises working women to “leave the tears at home” and “put on…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Speed Networking: How to Brand and Promote Yourself in 2 Minutes

Expert tips from one of our Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference facilitators

Expert tips from one of our Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference facilitators

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5 Steps for Strategic Small Business Growth

How to get your company to the next level

How to get your company to the next level

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Anatomy of an Elevator Pitch

5 ways to pitch your small business and guarantee you don't leave money on the table

Okay, so 30-60 seconds may not seem like a lot of time. But in the…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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3 Ways to Make Your Company Attractive to Venture Capitalists

For many companies, venture capital backing provides the best means to quickly expand a business

For many companies, venture capital backing provides the best means to quickly expand a business

By renita burns

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UBR Morning Post: Start-up Success With Mama Green’s Gourmet Goodies

Bonus content on the entrepreneurs and strategies featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable: Shatoia Starks, who transformed one of her great…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Winging It. Work. Life. Balance? — Reclaiming Your Power

Everything is possible! A message the author recently shared with more than 700 women

Everything is possible! A message the author recently shared with more than 700 women

By Caroline Clarke

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UBR Morning Post: Step Up Your Game With Custom Shoe CEO Candra Palmer

Bonus content on the entrepreneurs and strategies featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, UBR Executive Producer TaQuoya Kennedy talks with Candra…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Meet your match(maker): Paul Carrick Brunson (Image: Courtesy of subject)

WATCH: Matchmaker Paul Brunson Tells Women of Power How to Find Healthy Relationships

See what it takes to be as successful at love as you are at work

See what it takes to be as successful at love as you are at work

By Elayne Fluker

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Winging It: Work. Life. Balance? – Managing Motherhood

An 'aha' moment courtesy of my 13-year-old son and a conversation with Woman of Power Bethann Hardison

An ‘aha’ moment courtesy of my 13-year-old son and a conversation with Woman of Power…

By Caroline Clarke

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Power Moves: Find Contacts, Contracts and Cash at BE Entreprenuers Conference

In my latest segment on Warren Ballentine’s Truth Fighter’s radio program, I shared with his…

By Derek T. Dingle

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UBR Morning Post: Chris Curtis On How to Grow Your Business On the Web

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, UBR Executive Producer TaQuoya Kennedy brings Web Business…

By Alfred Edmond Jr.

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UPDATE: Day 3 – Women of Power Summit 2011

Our 6th Annual Women of Power Summit is winding down but you can still find out the keys to reclaiming your power here

Day 3 of Black Enterprise’s Women of Power Summit began with very profound and inspirational…

By Janel Martinez

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REFLECT ON WHAT YOU HAVE TO OFFERMost people go in [to the conference] thinking about what they can get, but think about what you can give, says the author of The 10 Laws of Career Reinvention. Reflecting on your self-worth, from a professional standpoint, will help when it's time to communicate what you can bring to the table. Be clear on your value and what you have to offer.

9 Ways to Optimize Your Conference Experience

Follow these simple tips the next time youre at a conference and see what opportunities emerge

The sixth annual Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit kicked-off yesterday at the Ritz-Carlton, Grande…

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Women of Power: Eleanor Holmes Norton Continues Her Civil Rights Mission

The congresswoman has never forgotten her call to action to help her people achieve greatness

Congresswoman Norton keep the civil rights movement going
Nothing says power like politics, and for the…

By Tomika Anderson

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UPDATE: Women of Power 2011

Last night kicked off Black Enterprise's 6th Annual Women of Power Summit and the conference continues with more information and tools

Last night women from around the world came together for opening day of Black Enterprise’s…

By Janel Martinez

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Women of Power: Debra Langford on Successful Networking Strategies

How to build quality connections for professional and personal advancement

Women of Power speaker Debra Langford, vice president of inclusion and business diversity at NBC…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women of Power Summit: Get Your Questions Answered Live!

Just because you couldn't make it to Orlando doesn't mean you can't get some expert advice. Log in & have your questions answered.

Here's your chance to learn from this year's Women of Power (Image: Thinkstock)
Finally, after months…

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Women of Power: Dr. Hilda Hutcherson Talks Healthy Sex and the Working Woman

How knowing and loving your body can help your career and financial success

Dr. Hilda Hutcherson, author, sexual health and women’s empowerment advocate, talks about why healthy sex…

By Janell Hazelwood

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After Johnson, 52, struggled to find a jean that fit just right, the denim duchess took matters into her own hands, launching CJ by Cookie Johnson, a premium jean enterprise catering to real women with curvaceous figures, in 2009. The wife of basketball legend Earvin "Magic" Johnson aligned herself with the best in the denim business: Michael Glasser, founder of 7 For All Mankind and Citizens of Humanity.  Since starting her line, Johnson has made it onto Oprah’s Favorite Things list for 2009 and is available in Nordstrom’s and Bloomingdale's department stores across the country.

All-Star Basketball Wives: 5 Women Who Score Big in Biz

While their husbands make bank shots on the court, these enterprising brides make business moves you can bank on

All-Star Weekend is in full swing. What other way to celebrate the occasion than with…

By Janel Martinez

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Ntozake Shange on Embracing YOUR Power

The Legacy Award honoree shares her journey to becoming a Woman of Power

Long before filmmaker Tyler Perry turned her most famous work For Colored Girls Who Have…

By Tomika Anderson

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UBR Morning Post: Board Game Creator Sheila Moss-Brown

Bonus content on the entrepreneurs and strategies featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, UBR Executive Producer TaQuoya Kennedy speaks Sheila Moss-Brown,…

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We're only a week away from Black Enterprise's 6th Annual Women of Power Summit.  Next week, both  seasoned businesswomen and up-and-coming entrepreneurs will congregate in Orlando for three days of networking and insightful workshops. To celebrate the occasion, check out our list of 10 business mavens under 40. You can catch them live at this year's summit or via BlackEnterprise.com's up-to-the-minute coverage. —Janel Martinez (Image: Thinkstock; all other images courtesy of subject)

Top 10: Young Women of Power

With just a week before the Women of Power conference, BE highlights some of the brightest female entrepreneurs and execs under 40

We’re only a week away from Black Enterprise’s 6th Annual Women of Power Summit. Are…

By Janel Martinez

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Woman of Power Bethann Hardison Shares Her Golden Rule of Success

The fashion industry tour-de-force knows a thing or two about wielding power

Having paved the way for the Tyras and the Naomi Campbells of the fashion industry,…

By Tomika Anderson

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Breaking the Glass Ceiling: How One Woman Did It

Adriane Brown is a trailblazer and known as one of the most powerful women in business

As president and COO of Intellectual Ventures, an invention investment firm based in Bellevue, Washington,…

By Elayne Fluker

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Nia Long Reshapes Image of Muslim Women in Indie Film

The veteran actress shows her dramatic range and aims to break down stereotypes in the process

The veteran actress shows her dramatic range and aims to break down stereotypes in the…

By Anslem Samuel

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WATCH: Brand New You with Karen Taylor Bass: Krista Barnett on Her New Invention

A wife-mom-businesswoman tells how her invention changed her life

Barnett, Boot Band inventor. Below, the Boot Band (Photos courtesy of Barnett)
In our video series,…

By Elayne Fluker

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MICHELLE OBAMA 	First Lady of the United States 	Mrs. Obama is a dynamic First Lady and partner to our nation's first Black president, Barack Obama. However, the Princeton University and Harvard Law School graduate continues to make her role as First Lady a memorable one. Though she may receive more press for her fashion influence, Mrs. Obama seems to much rather prefer using her clout for good to launch and support initiatives like Let's Move, which promotes exercise to battle childhood obesity and healthy eating, especially within underserved communities. 	POLISH PICK: Who's The Boss. This color is bold and engaging, just like Mrs. Obama. In addition to crafting a legacy of service, she has undoubtedly become a style icon, influencing designers and fashionistas worldwide. This color is perfect for anyone who appreciates a chic yet classic look.

The Power of Color: 9 Women Who Nail It Every Time

The ladies behind Ginger + Liz Colour Collection match up the right hues to accent these fierce and financially focused females

Beauty industry entrepreneurs Ginger + Liz pair notable women with their colour counterpart

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Black Enterprise’s 6th Annual Women of Power Summit is fast approaching, kicking off in two weeks, February 23, 2011.  What better way to prepare for the opening ceremony than to explore our top 10 Women of Power picks ? Check out the montage of savvy businesswomen, media mavens, and political powerhouses who are leaving their mark on history in their own way.--Janel Martinez

Top 10: Women of Power

Businesswomen, media mavens, and political powerhouses who are leaving their mark on history in their own way

Black Enterprise’s 6th annual Women of Power Summit is fast approaching, kicking off in two…

By Janel Martinez

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Hydeia Broadbent Speaks Out on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

An open letter to Black America from the young activist who has been fighting the disease her whole life

This is a day we should be remembering all of the men and women who…

By Tomika Anderson

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Filmmaker Takes AFFRM-ative Action to Promote Black Cinema

Ava DuVernay unites black film festivals to encourage national releases of more movies for us and by us

DuVernay with I Will Follow star Salli Richardson-Whitfield (Marcia Wade Talbert)
Ava DuVernay has accomplished three…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Iman (right) graces cover of Black Enterprise with protege Tyra Banks

This Week on the B.E. Business Report: Supermodel-Turned-CEO Iman (Video)

Also: Obama Treasury Sec. Tim Geithner, online lending and the Harlem Vintage Wine Store

Supermodel-turned-businesswoman Iman, founder and CEO of Iman Cosmetics, is the featured Power Player on this…

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How Women of Power Network!

Whether you're learning or leading the pack, join us for the ultimate networking event for women who mean business

Whether you’re just learning or you’re leading the pack, join us at the ultimate networking…

By Elayne Fluker

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WATCH: Brand New You with Karen Taylor Bass – Brenda Braxton on Starting Over

The entrepreneur opens up about her personal & professional reinvention

In our video series, Brand New You, our host, Karen Taylor Bass (founder of thebrandnewmommy.com)…

By Elayne Fluker

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Do You Have a Way with Words? Then Lift Your Voice!

Calling all poets! Black Enterprise wants you to be a part of our WOMEN OF POWER Poetry Jam!

Calling all female poets, spoken word artists and lyricists! BLACK ENTERPRISE wants you. BE is…

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Sanya Richards-Ross Goes for the Gold in Her Career, Business and Personal Life

How the Olympic medalist balances her life and her ambitions

Two-time Olympic gold medalist, Sanya Richards-Ross, doesn’t intend to be defeated. Not as the world’s…

By Arlice Nichole

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WATCH: The High Life: Ne-Yo Talks about His New Ventures & Partnership with Black Enterprise

Tai Beauchamp interviews BE CEO Earl Butch Graves & Ne-Yo, who's so serious about business

Black Enterprise CEO Earl Butch Graves and Ne-Yo talk business for the High Life

By Elayne Fluker

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Want to Earn a Man’s Salary? Negotiate Like Him

How women can get what they're worth in the workplace by manning up!

African American women earned about 62 cents for every dollar white men made in 2009,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Let Your Voice Be Heard at Women of Power 2011

Participate in this years Women of Power poetry jam contest for your chance to win the grand prize

Black Enterprise is searching for a poet to bring down the house at the 2011…

By Janel Martinez

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Tyson Beckford stops by Black Enterprise headquarters.

EXCLUSIVE: Tyson Beckford on the Importance of Keeping a Clean Image (Video)

The supermodel has some wise words for entertainment industry hopefuls

Beckford talked to BlackEnterprise.com correspondent Shannon Lanier about the importance of finding a manager or…

By Janel Martinez

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EXCLUSIVE: Naomi Campbell Offers Up-and-Comers Industry Advice (Video)

The supermodel drops by Black Enterprise and talks business tips and the importance of mentors

Supermodel Naomi Campbell stopped by Black Enterprise headquarters on Friday to talk with BlackEnterprise.com correspondent…

By Janel Martinez

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EXCLUSIVE: Tyson Beckford Stops By Black Enterprise

The supermodel came by to show his love and support for one of our Women of Power honorees

Former supermodel Tyson Beckford stopped by the Black Enterprise office today and took time to…

By Elayne Fluker

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Getting Started: Opening a Business with Your Best Friend

Kandi Burruss and Peaches Chin tell how they never let being in business together get in the way of their friendship

A conscious decision to succeed and never let business get in the way of their…

By Arlice Nichole

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UBR Morning Post: Home Decor CEO Tina Shoulders

Bonus content on the entrepreneurs and strategies featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, UBR Contributor Renita Young speaks with home decor…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Register Now for Women of Power Summit and Get $200 Off!

Use our exclusive discount code to get $200 off the registration fee, then join us in Orlando Florida in Feb!

Ntozake Shange. Marion Jones. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton. Bethann Hardison.
 They’re powerful women we admire, women…

By Elayne Fluker

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This Week on Our World: Best-selling Author Terry McMillan

Also: roundtable discussion on Blacks in new media; gospel star Yolanda Adams takes on hypertension.

This week on Our World with Black Enterprise host Marc Lamont Hill talks with Terry…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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UBR Morning Post: Jeans Queen Cookie Johnson

Bonus content on the entrepreneurs and strategies featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, UBR Contributor Renita Young speaks with powerhouse philanthopist…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Brandi Simpkins and the Success of Her Rising Empire, B. Lynn Group

See how this wardrobe, makeup and hair stylist rose to the top of her industry

Brandi Simpkins, CEO of B. Lynn Group, manages the careers of the entertainment industry’s most…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE

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Valeisha Butterfield Strives to Empower Women in Entertainment

Founder and Chair of WEEN tells how she turned her idea into a worldwide following

Blackenterprise.com talked with the industry savvy chairwoman about turning her dream into a reality, the…

By Janel Martinez

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A Black Businesswoman in China: Life Online (Part 6)

Be prepared for limited access to Facebook, Google and other web sites

This final post will focus on the role of Big Brother in China. I was…

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Whether signing their signature on major deals or developing innovative business practices, these women are the embodiment of power, substance and finesse. Want to know what it takes to rock a small business, corporation, or multimillion-dollar enterprise? Check out these fabulously savvy black business women who rock.

Black Businesswomen Who Rock

Black girls rock! We know this. But take a look at these businesswomen who are changing the game

Want to know what it takes to rock a small business, corporation or multimillion dollar…

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Beverly Bond Shows the World That ‘Black Girls Rock’

The renowned DJ tells how she turned a t-shirt slogan into a national movement

DJ Beverly Bond began her entertainment career rockin’ the turntables at the hottest clubs for…

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A great resource for preparing to deal China's huge bureaucratic system.

A Black Businesswoman in China: Dealing With the Government (Part 5)

Be ready to deal with huge bureaucracies and lots of red tape. These resources can help.

This post will focus on navigating business with the Chinese government. Bottom line: You need…

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Can CEO Moms Have It All?

Women in executive level positions make managing a company and household a possibility

The common perception that women in positions of power have to choose between their career…

By Janel Martinez

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UBR Morning Post: Texas Power Player Tracye McDaniel

Bonus content on the entrepreneurs and strategies featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, UBR Contributor Renita Young speaks with Tracye McDaniel,…

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From Invention to Market: Starting the Journey

Backless bra creator shares how she brought her idea to market

Cato takes readers through some of the challenges she faced in bringing her invention to…

By Renita Burns

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The Michelle Obama Fashion Effect Boosts Company Stock Values

A look at Mrs. O's global style influence and designers of color who have shaped her look

She’s the First Lady of the United States–and the First Lady of Fashion–with a style…

By Janell Hazelwood

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A Black Businesswoman in China: Getting Around (Part 4)

The trains allow you a real sense of daily life

I highly recommend taking public transportation in the three metropolitan cities of Shanghai, Beijing and…

By Malla Haridat

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Venus Williams on How to Make Smart Decisions for Your Brand

The tennis champion shares her three guiding principles for success

Williams tells Black Enterprise that she attributes her stellar track record to her parents’ mentorship…

By Tomika Anderson

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Venus Williams’ Winning Moments

A look at some of the tennis star's more recent triumphs

A look at some of the tennis star’s more recent triumphs

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A Black Businesswoman in China: Learning The Language (Part 3)

You must study Mandarin and Cantonese if you really want to compete in the global marketplace

In our third installment of Doing Business in China, I am sharing my experiences on…

By Malla Haridat

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How Sex Plays Out in the Workplace

What women still do wrong as they try to advance their careers

Knowing the difference between passion vs. emotion makes a world of difference in your business…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Women of Power

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Watch Sonia Alleyne’s Interview with Venus Williams at This Year’s Women of Power Summit [Video]

Venus Williams was one of the featured speakers at this year’s Women of Power Summit.

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Women of Power: Pushing Past Fear To Make Your Next Career Move

At the Black Enterprise Women of Power summit, attendees learn how to push past fears…

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