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Join us Jan. 25th at 11am for our Women of Power Twitterchat on “Negotiating” Columbus, Ohio Mayor Michael B. Coleman Likes His City Very Much Save Our Schools — A Call to Action BE and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Session 2: Developing School Models that Work Black Enterprise and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Session 1: Helping our Schools Today’s Business Crisis: Educating Tomorrow’s Workforce Black Enterprise & The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Presents: Today’s Business Crisis: Educating Tomorrow’s Workforce UBR Spotlight: Plus Size Clothing Entrepreneur Monif Clarke Small Business is Big Business #GT2012: Football, Flirting and Fun Is Jersey Girl Sports’ Triple Threat #GT2012: Jodi Brockington Brings Her Networking Game to The Challenge #GT2012: Lincoln Stephens Marks A Milestone For The Marcus Graham Project Preview Our World: Anita Hill Speaks Out on Diversity in the Workplace Preview ‘B.E. Business Report’: The Unyielding Spirit of Act-1 CEO Janice Bryant Howroyd UBR Spotlight: TV One CEO Wonya Lucas Tiffany Warren Advocates for Diversity in Advertising Industry with ADCOLOR #GT2012: Entrepreneur Aniesia Williams Takes Care of Business at The Challenge UBR Spotlight: Construction Management Firm CEO Deryl McKissack London’s Top Black Women of Power Preview B.E. Business Report: The 2012 Women of Power Special Yandy Smith on How to be (or Not to be) a Successful Entrepreneur UBR Spotlight: Cupcake Entrepreneur Jessy Blanchard UBR Spotlight: Buzz Marketing Group CEO Tina Wells Celebrating the Life of Barbara Graves, Wife of Black Enterprise Publisher Earl Graves, Sr. UBR Spotlight: UniWorld Group’s New CEO Monique Nelson WATCH NOW: Livestream with Tavis Smiley at 2012 Entrepreneurs Conference 2012 Entrepreneurs Conference: Daymond John Tells You How to ‘Date’ Angel Investors Entrepreneurs Conference: How Janice Bryant Howroyd Built A Billion-Dollar Business Cool Jobs: Television Executive Cultivates Diversity for the Screen UBR Spotlight: DeanZign’s Angela Dean Delivers Celebrity Style Entrepreneurs Conference: Fashion Icon Beverly Johnson on Branding And Reality TV Entrepreneurs Conference: 8 Keys To Bouncing Back From Setbacks UBR Spotlight: Interior Designer Robin Wilson All Access: Women of Power Summit Cool Jobs: ‘Crazy Cookie Lady’ Entrepreneur Zenobia Dewely Entrepreneurs Conference: Food Truck Owner’s 5 Keys to Selling Without a Store Mad Men’s Token Black Character?: Teyonah Parris Becomes First African American in Ad Office Vote Now: Small Business Awards 2012 Nominees Free!! Books of the Week – All About Entrepreneurs WATCH: Gospel Duo Mary Mary Talk Motherhood and Music Industry Success Women’s History Month: 7 Black Business Leaders Who Were Girl Scouts 7 People Every Successful Woman Should Have in Her Circle UBR Spotlight: Construction Firm CEO Marjorie Perry UBR Spotlight: Marketing Maven Teneshia Jackson Warner Egypt Sherrod & Terri J. Vaughn Explain ‘Life, Love, Soul’ WATCH: Celebrity Stylist June Ambrose Talks Branding and Longevity in Fashion UBR Spotlight: Women’s History Maker Regina Brooks Backtalk with Debra Martin Chase (About This Issue) A Celebration of Promising Young Talent WATCH: How I Do It – SoulCycle Instructor Turns Fitness Passion into Career Success WATCH: Star Jones on the Responsibility of Successful Women Study: Assertive Black Women Fare Better as Leaders WATCH: Why Successful Women Think Differently WATCH: How to Advance Your Career 7th Annual Women of Power Summit Snapshots WATCH: How to Be a Rule Breaker & Risk Taker Women of Power Summit Kicks Off with Poetry Jam UBR Spotlight: Fashion Icon Beverly Johnson Models Business Leadership The Future of Black History: Film Director Ava DuVernay 40 Rising Stars 40 & Under 10 International Women of Power to Watch Icon Dionne Warwick Talks Reality TV, Songwriting, and Protecting Her Legacy WATCH: Women of Power (and the Young Men Who Are ‘Committed’ to Them!) Preview B.E. Business Report: Inspiration & Advice from Women of Power UBR Spotlight: Karyn White’s Not A Superwoman, But A Super Entrepreneur 5 Leadership Lessons Keke Palmer Learned from Queen Latifah ME University: How to Brand Yourself and Your Business on Purpose Vanessa Simmons Launches New Lingerie Line ‘Rose’ WATCH: Woman of Power Dionne Warwick on Building a Legacy 7 Signs that You are a Woman Behaving Wealthy Cheyenne Woods: More Than Tiger Woods’ Niece Photographer Celebrates Women Scribes with New Art Exhibit Her Word as Witness: Photos From the Female Writers Exhibit WATCH: How to Network Like a Woman of Power Playwright Katori Hall Celebrates MLK’s Legacy with ‘The Mountaintop’ Calling All Poets: Are You a Woman of Power? Women of Power Legacy Award Winners…of the Past Preview Our World: Gospel Stars Mary Mary Is a Woman Less of a Woman If She Decides Never to Have Kids? WATCH: Beverly Johnson Talks About Building a Lifestyle Brand for Women of Color Playwright Suzan-Lori Parks Blazes a New Trail and Re-Imagines ‘Porgy and Bess’ Woman of Power: Amsale Aberra, Designing a Legacy Ms. Robbie’s ‘Sweetie Pie’ Restaurant Hits the Spot on Oprah Winfrey Network WATCH: Boxer Teresa Scott Promotes Fitness & Self-Confidence in Women The Business of Broadway Kandi Koated Mogul: Reality TV Star Diversifies Portfolio with Adult Toys, New Talent Show Actress Tamala Jones Recounts Her Aneurysm Scare How I Did It: Mikki Taylor Expands Beauty Brand with New Book ‘Commander in Chic’ Entertainment Manager Yandy Smith Explains the Business of ‘Love & Hip-Hop’ UBR Spotlight: Architect Dina Griffin’s Blueprint for Success 6 Mind Traps That Could Sabotage Your Business Re-Think Business WATCH: Wyclef Jean Set to Rock Miami Stage at BE’s Golf & Tennis Challenge 18th Annual Black Enterprise/Pepsi Golf & Tennis Challenge Kicks Off Preview B.E. Business Report: Pastry’s Vanessa & Angela Simmons WNBA President Laurel Richie Steers League in New Direction Branding Lessons Learned from Suze Orman Preview B.E. Business Report: Bridal Designer Amsale (Black) Women in Tech You Need to Follow On Twitter Preview B.E. Business Report: Raw Foodie Karyn Calabrese Black Businesswomen Banking on Hair Behind the Mascara: Confidence Building Tips for Women Entrepreneur of the Week: Katrina Harrell Controls the Books WATCH: The High Life – Brunch with Bevy Smith and Don Lemon Baseball’s Top Black Executive Ready to Partner with Minority Businesses UBR Spotlight: Kimberlee Burt and The Business of Childcare Women-Owned Businesses On The Rise Entrepreneur of the Week: 14-Year-Old CEO Chental-Song Bembry Why Michelle Obama’s Africa Trip Matters Women in Black Music: Kelly Price on Body Image Women in Black Music: Jill Scott Steps into the Light of the Sun UBR Spotlight: Fashion Designer Jermikko Johnson Power Moves: 7 Ways You Can Profit From Our Entrepreneurs Conference UBR Morning Post: Online Fashion Innovator Ella Gorgla Your 2011 EC Experience Is Only a Click Away UBR Morning Post: Pamela Eudaric-Amiri’s Chocolate Enterprise Watch LIVE Today: Day 2: 2011 Entrepreneurs Conference 2011 B.E. Small Business Award Winners Watch LIVE Today: 2011 Entrepreneurs Conference Keynote Address Entrepreneur Stephen Pierce: From Homeless to Multimillionaire 2011 B.E. Small Business Award Nominees Atlanta V103 DJ Frank Ski Receives Community Champion Award at BE Entrepreneurs Conference Elevator Pitch Competition Finalists – Who’ll Win $10,000 10 People You Need to Catch at the 2011 Entrepreneurs Conference 5 Things You Need to Know Before Franchising Your Small Business Film Executive Will Packer: Bounce TV Will Be Nothing Like BET UBR Morning Post: Mobile Tech and Social Media Maven Corvida Raven 5 Steps to Starting a Franchise – Failure is Not an Option PHOTO GALLERY: BE Golf & Tennis Challenge–Why You Need to Be There! WATCH: Ne-Yo Performing at Black Enterprise’s Golf & Tennis Challenge UBR Morning Post: Plus-Size Fashion Entrepreneur Monif Clarke This Week on Our World: Singer, Songwriter and Actress Jill Scott This Week on The B.E. Business Report: Chicago Treasurer Stephanie Neely UBR Morning Post: Carol’s Daughter Founder Lisa Price Shares Her Success Formula Star Jones Dishes on New Book, Celebrity Apprentice, the Working Woman Speed Networking: How to Brand and Promote Yourself in 2 Minutes 5 Steps for Strategic Small Business Growth Anatomy of an Elevator Pitch 3 Ways to Make Your Company Attractive to Venture Capitalists UBR Morning Post: Start-up Success With Mama Green’s Gourmet Goodies Winging It. Work. Life. Balance? — Reclaiming Your Power UBR Morning Post: Step Up Your Game With Custom Shoe CEO Candra Palmer WATCH: Matchmaker Paul Brunson Tells Women of Power How to Find Healthy Relationships Winging It: Work. Life. Balance? – Managing Motherhood Power Moves: Find Contacts, Contracts and Cash at BE Entreprenuers Conference UBR Morning Post: Chris Curtis On How to Grow Your Business On the Web UPDATE: Day 3 – Women of Power Summit 2011 9 Ways to Optimize Your Conference Experience Women of Power: Eleanor Holmes Norton Continues Her Civil Rights Mission UPDATE: Women of Power 2011

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Join us Jan. 25th at 11am for our Women of Power Twitterchat on “Negotiating”

Follow both of our chat participants @soniaalleyne and @moritaheripour on Twitter.

The title of the chat is: “Negotiation: Be Smart, Be Bold, Be Crystal Clear.”

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Columbus, Ohio Mayor Michael B. Coleman Likes His City Very Much

Host city to Black Enterprise's 2013 Entrepreneur's Conference, the Ohio capital's biggest fan is the mayor himself

A Q+A with Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman.

By Darren Sands

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Save Our Schools — A Call to Action

Here are recommendations on what corporate executives, entrepreneurs, civic leaders and community members can do to have a positive impact on our schools.

Communicate the type of workforce businesses and corporations need in 21st Century.

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BE and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Session 2: Developing School Models that Work

Community, corporate involvement needed to ensure success

What are the building blocks for effective schools?

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Black Enterprise and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Session 1: Helping our Schools

To fix public schools, curriculum need to evolve

Business community needs to get involved

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Today’s Business Crisis: Educating Tomorrow’s Workforce

Black Enterprise, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation join forces to address public education

It is due to the critical assignment of repairing our schools that BLACK ENTERPRISE and…

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Black Enterprise & The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Presents: Today’s Business Crisis: Educating Tomorrow’s Workforce

Due to the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy, we are unable to receive phone calls…

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UBR Spotlight: Plus Size Clothing Entrepreneur Monif Clarke

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

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

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Small Business is Big Business

Black Enterprise’s 17th Annual Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo Where Deals Are Made

EC panels and presentations hit the mark in addressing the needs of business owners in…

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#GT2012: Football, Flirting and Fun Is Jersey Girl Sports’ Triple Threat

Entrepreneurs Angela Davis and Marcelle English engage female sports fans while mining opportunities for corporate partnerships

Angela Davis and Marcelle English, partners in Jersey Girl Sports (JGS), an Atlanta-based media and…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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#GT2012: Jodi Brockington Brings Her Networking Game to The Challenge

The mission of this "Master Connector": Making a difference, having fun and bringing as many "Friends of Jodi" as she can along for the ride

Attending the Black Enterprise Pepsi Golf & Tennis Challenge for the eleventh time, Jodi Brockington…

By Mia N. Hall

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#GT2012: Lincoln Stephens Marks A Milestone For The Marcus Graham Project

The executive director of the game-changing advertising industry organization talks future goals and why he'll be at The Challenge

Five years ago, Lincoln Stephens joined with like-minded colleagues in a bold campaign to change…

By Mia N. Hall

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Catch attorney, author and academic Anita Hill on this weekend's edition of Our World with Black Enterprise

Preview Our World: Anita Hill Speaks Out on Diversity in the Workplace

The Woman of Power continues her push for equality in workplace for women

Two decades after testifying against Clarence Thomas, Anita Hill continues her fight against sexual harassment…

By Andrew Wadium

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Preview ‘B.E. Business Report’: The Unyielding Spirit of Act-1 CEO Janice Bryant Howroyd

The founder of a $1.8 billion business, the nation's largest owned by a black woman, shares how she keeps her competitive edge and exceeds expectations

Host Caroline Clarke recently caught-up with Act-1 Group CEO Janice Bryant Howroyd to learn how…

By Andrew Wadium

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UBR Spotlight: TV One CEO Wonya Lucas

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

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable: TV One CEO Wonya Lucas; M.E.T.A.L. Law Group…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Tiffany Warren Advocates for Diversity in Advertising Industry with ADCOLOR

We caught up with the founder of ADCOLOR to discuss her career in advertising and the importance of diversity within the advertising industry

Founder of ADCOLOR discusses her career in advertising and the importance of diversity within the…

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#GT2012: Entrepreneur Aniesia Williams Takes Care of Business at The Challenge

Williams attends The Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge to identify new prospects

Aniesia Williams attends The Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge to identify new prospects

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UBR Spotlight: Construction Management Firm CEO Deryl McKissack

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

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable: Deryl McKissack, CEO of McKissack & McKissack; brand…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Jewelers, NATASHA FAITH & SEMHAL ZEMIKAEL


La Diosa jewelry has been worn by the world’s most powerful women including Oprah Winfrey, First Lady Michelle Obama and the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton.


Co-founders Natasha Faith and Semhal Zemikael met while studying at Sir George Monoux college in East London. Faith and Zemikael were inspired to launch their company after traveling the world, learning to make jewelry in Mexico. The award-winning company now operates from an official showroom in London’s jewelry quarter, Hatton Garden.


The design duo also serves as young ambassadors for The Prince’s Trust, a charity supporting the country’s most disadvantaged youth.

London’s Top Black Women of Power

Female professionals changing the game on an international playing field

As the Olympics brings captivation to London, take a look at UK women who are…

By Octavia Goredema

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Preview B.E. Business Report: The 2012 Women of Power Special

Modelpreneur Beverly Johnson and other Women of Power share their perspective on the role of women in business

Fresh off an exciting Women of Power Summit in Orlando, entrepreneurs Beverly Johnson, Carole Simpson…

By Andrew Wadium

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Yandy Smith on How to be (or Not to be) a Successful Entrepreneur

The music industry manager goes beyond 'Love & Hip Hop' and shares her tips for entrepreneurial success

Music industry manager Yandy Smith, goes beyond ‘Love & Hip Hop’ and shares her tips…

By Yandy Smith

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UBR Spotlight: Cupcake Entrepreneur Jessy Blanchard

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

This week on the Urban Business Roundtable: Jessy Cupcake Company Founder Jessy Blanchard; marketing maven…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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UBR Spotlight: Buzz Marketing Group CEO Tina Wells

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

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable: Buzz Marketing Group CEO Tina Wells, Buyosphere CEO…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Mr. and Mrs. Graves enjoy some time away together.

Celebrating the Life of Barbara Graves, Wife of Black Enterprise Publisher Earl Graves, Sr.

Remembering the life and family moments of Barbara Graves, who passed on May 25, 2012, after three-year battle with gall bladder cancer

Remembering the life and family moments of Barbara Graves, who passed on May 25, 2012,…

By Elayne Fluker

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UBR Spotlight: UniWorld Group’s New CEO Monique Nelson

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

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This week on The Urban Business Roundtable,…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Tavis Smiley and the University of Maryland Announce $75,000 Social Innovation Challenge

WATCH NOW: Livestream with Tavis Smiley at 2012 Entrepreneurs Conference

Tune in to Tavis SMiley's live interview from Black Enterprise's annual conference in Chicago

Live from Black Enterprise’s Entrepreneur Conference, media personality Tavis Smiley has an honest one-on-one conversation…

By Anslem Samuel

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2012 Entrepreneurs Conference: Daymond John Tells You How to ‘Date’ Angel Investors

From CEO to 'Shark Tank' to Shark Branding, FUBU founder Daymond John shares his business knowledge with the 2012 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference

From CEO to ‘Shark Tank’ to Shark Branding, FUBU founder Daymond John shares his business…

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Entrepreneurs Conference: How Janice Bryant Howroyd Built A Billion-Dollar Business

The founder and CEO of the largest minority woman-owned employment agency to share her 7 keys to business success

Janice Bryant Howroyd, CEO of Act•1 Group, the first black woman to own a billion-dollar…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Cool Jobs: Television Executive Cultivates Diversity for the Screen

Tiffany Smith-Anoa’i enjoys ensuring inclusion and fairness in entertainment

Tiffany Smith-Anoa’i, a CBS diversity executive, enjoys ensuring inclusion and fairness in entertainment.

By Gil Robertson

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UBR Spotlight: DeanZign’s Angela Dean Delivers Celebrity Style

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

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable: Designer Angela Dean; money maven Deborah Owens.

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Entrepreneurs Conference: Fashion Icon Beverly Johnson on Branding And Reality TV

Supermodel, entrepreneur and television show creator to offer guidance on mastering your brand

At the Entrepreneurs Conference, hair and beauty mogul Beverly Johnson will join celebrated restaurateur Gina…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Entrepreneurs Conference: 8 Keys To Bouncing Back From Setbacks

Soul Purpose's Founder & CEO Nadine Thompson to share how entrepreneurs can remain resilient in the face of adversity and perceived failure.

Soul Purpose Lifestyle Company CEO Nadine Thompson is one of the featured panelists on the…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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UBR Spotlight: Interior Designer Robin Wilson

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

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable: Robin Wilson, founder and CEO of Robin Wilson…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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All Access: Women of Power Summit

If you’ve been keeping up with this year’s Women of Power hashtag (#WPS2012) on Twitter,…

By Monique Myles

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Cool Jobs: ‘Crazy Cookie Lady’ Entrepreneur Zenobia Dewely

From PB & J treats to TV appearances, this baker makes every day count

Profiles of professionals who have jobs that combine creativity, fun and their professional passions.

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Entrepreneurs Conference: Food Truck Owner’s 5 Keys to Selling Without a Store

Food-truck entrepreneur Barbara “Sky” Burrell to share how to make money from mobile and temporary retail locations

No Store, No Problem: Food-truck entrepreneur Barbara “Sky” Burrell shares her strategy to rev up…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Mad Men’s Token Black Character?: Teyonah Parris Becomes First African American in Ad Office

Parris talks how she got the role and why it's an important step in show's success

Actress talks how she got the role, what it means and why she’s not just…

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Vote Now: Small Business Awards 2012 Nominees

Cast your ballot for which finalists selected by Black Enterprise deserve People's Choice kudos at the Entrepreneurs Conference in Chicago

Cast your ballot now for who should earn People’s Choice recognition at Black Enterprise’s 2012…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Free!! Books of the Week – All About Entrepreneurs

Choose from book bundles that are all about entrepreneurs!

This weeks book bundles are for current and potential entrepreneurs who would like to learn…

By Sasha King

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WATCH: Gospel Duo Mary Mary Talk Motherhood and Music Industry Success

With the debut of their new reality television show, Erica and Tina Campbell discuss balancing a successful career with family life

BlackEnterprise.com spoke to “Mary Mary” stars Erica and Tina Campbell about their self-titled reality show…

By Shenelle Wallace

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Through the years, the Girl Scouts of America has had many exemplary black women among their membership ranks who have learned courage, confidence,  leadership, and civic responsibility and taken those skills to the  achieve success at the top of their industries. From science to  entertainment to media to politics to sports, the impact is undeniable:  Jackie Joyner Kersee, Queen Latifah, Condoleezza Rice, Venus Williams,  Keke Palmer, Tatyanna Ali, Mariah Carey, Florence Griffith-Joyner,  Jacqueline Joyner-Kersee, Marian Anderson, Glenda  Hatchett ... the list goes on and on.


Check out more on the history of the organization as well as seven top business leaders who turned Girl Scouts badge earning into industry bankability. ---Janell Hazelwood

Women’s History Month: 7 Black Business Leaders Who Were Girl Scouts

These women pave the way for other young, black female leaders

From the boardroom to stage, these industry leaders have one thing in common: They all…

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7 People Every Successful Woman Should Have in Her Circle

These personalities could propel you on your path to success

These personalities should be prominent in your network to promote your career advancement.

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UBR Spotlight: Construction Firm CEO Marjorie Perry

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

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, women’s history maker Marjorie Perry, founder of MZM…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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UBR Spotlight: Marketing Maven Teneshia Jackson Warner

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

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, women’s history maker Teneshia Jackson Warner, founder of…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Egypt Sherrod & Terri J. Vaughn Explain ‘Life, Love, Soul’

Stars of the indie film share their personal connection to script and advice for expectant mothers on the job

Egypt Sherrod & Terri J. Vaughn dish on Life, Love, Soul, an indie film on…

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WATCH: Celebrity Stylist June Ambrose Talks Branding and Longevity in Fashion

The star of the new VH1 reality show "Styled by June" on being a good leader, career longevity, and the importance of branding

The star of the new VH1 reality show “Styled by June” on being a good…

By Janel Martinez

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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…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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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…

By Darralynn Hutson

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(About This Issue) A Celebration of Promising Young Talent

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

By Sonia Alleyne

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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…

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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…

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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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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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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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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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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…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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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…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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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…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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UBR Spotlight: Kimberlee Burt and The Business of Childcare

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

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

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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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,…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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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

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 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

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 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!!

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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

By renita burns

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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

By Lauren Lea

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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

By Tomika Anderson

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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…

By Emerald S. Morrow

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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

By Karen Taylor Bass

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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…

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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

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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…

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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

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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…

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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…

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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…

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

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

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

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

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