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Taking It to the Next Level

A leading career expert offers advice for female career development and advancement

In her latest book, Career GPS: Strategies for Women Navigating the New Corporate Landscape (Amistad;…

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Get Ready for the New Normal

The financial crisis will have lasting effects��most of them positive

In the aftermath of the economic crisis, a number of financial pundits are spreading fear…

By Mellody Hobson

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A Profile In Courage

What you can learn from one woman�s legal victory over the IRS

An audit notice from the Internal Revenue Service can send shivers down the spine of…

By Renita Burns

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E-mail Is Dead…Long Live E-mail!

Despite reports of its demise, e-mailand applications and tools for e-mailis flourishing

Reports of e-mail’s fall have been greatly exaggerated, to paraphrase Mark Twain.

By Dale Coachman

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A Polished Image Improves Brand Confidence

Know how to dress appropriately, with confidence and grace, for the your professional environment

A polished image is defined as a well-put together style, which reflects and captures the…

By Karen Taylor Bass

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Do You Wanna BE NEXT?

We're spotlighting a new generation of gifted, innovative business achievers. Is that you or someone you know? Tell us all about it!

Black Enterprise is looking for the brightest, current and future corporate professionals, entrepreneurs, and leaders…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Doing Business in South Africa: Taking Ethnic Haircare Back

J.M. Products is accomplishing what's been lost in the U.S.�ownership in the black hair industry

Mary L. Harris is doing her own thing and accomplishing in South Africa what was…

By Alan Hughes

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Women & Money: Don’t Forget to Plan

It�s time to consider exactly where are we going and how will we know when we get there

As we travel down the road to financial independence, it’s time to consider one huge…

By Patricia Stallworth

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Oprah Winfrey Settles Defamation Lawsuit

Trial was related to sex-abuse scandal at her South African all-girls school

Oprah Winfrey has settled a defamation lawsuit brought by the headmistress in the wake of…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Women & Money: The Gender Wage Gap Could Cost You $2 Million

The financial consequences of working while female add up to many missed opportunities

For all of us who are guilty of WWF (working while female) we already know…

By Patricia Stallworth

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Growing The Net Worth of Black Women

Don't just be alarmed that the median net worth of black women is only $100�do something about it.

Don’t be alarmed by the recent news that African American women only have a median…

By Sakina P. Spruell

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Investing Rules for Women: Invest for Your Retirement

Once you start putting money in that retirement purse, don't take it out

There are countless resources available to help you learn the fundamentals of investing. This week,…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Health Institute Launches Diabetes Campaign

Maryland doctor seeks to build awareness in black community

BlackEnterprise.com talked to Dr. Andrea Pennington to learn more about the impact of Type 2…

By Renita Burns

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Investing Rules for Women: Don’t Go it Alone

Investing with a group lightens the workload

There are countless resources available to help you learn the fundamentals of investing. This week,…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Jumpstarting Your Personal Brand After Mommy-hood

R&B Singer Monica shares her tips that keep her 'Standing� strong as she re-invents her career

In mommy-hood, how do you re-invent your personal brand to incorporate your new status when…

By Karen Taylor Bass

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Investing Rules for Women: Educate Yourself

Learning the ins and outs of investing, saving, and budgeting

nce you start investing, it’s important not to lose sight of your financial goals. Whether…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Wealth Gap is Greatest for Women of Color

Study shows wealth inequality is much greater than income gap

Women of all races experience a gender wealth gap compared to white men, but the…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Investing Rules for Women: Get Over Your Fear

Become familiar with the culture of investing

One way to get over your fear is to become familiar with the culture of…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Recession Depression

Economic woes are taking a toll on the health of African Americans. Take these steps to protect yourself.

The worldwide economic recession has affected African Americans in more ways than meet the eye.…

By Dr. Andrea Pennington

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Investing Rules for Women: Start Early

Sure, investing can be intimidating. And if you’re averse to what can appear to be…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Food for the Journey

Budgets are necessary tools to help you reach your financial goals. Here's how to get started

According to Napoleon, an army marches on its stomach. On our journey we need something…

By Patricia Stallworth

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To Save and Protect

Answers to the 10 most commonly asked questions about taxes and estate planning

Tax planning and estate planning are important—especially for women. Since 80% of married women will…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Editors

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Lessons From Her Father

Kimberly Allman learned savvy savings at an early age

It’s no surprise that 30-year-old Kimberly Allman has her finances in order. Her parents’ guidance…

By Jason Evers Roberson

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Backtalk with Gloria Reuben

Accomplished singer and actress shares why she is an ardent champion of environmental causes

Gloria Reuben is not only an accomplished singer and actress, starring in popular television series…

By LaToya M. Smith

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The Protector

EPA head Lisa Jackson�s mission: to guard human health and the environment while creating jobs for the new green economy

Lisa P. Jackson, in her job as head of the Environmental Protection Agency, may seem…

By Dale Coachman

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A Natural Advantage

How one entrepreneur educates consumers to forge a strong brand impression

Companies must do more than slap the words “organic” or “all-natural” on their packaging to…

By Maya Payne Smart

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PR Guru Re-Invents With a Purpose

After dealing with depression, Terrie Williams fulfills her destiny to be the best

Terrie M. Williams
Somewhere along the way, we got a memo saying that we had to…

By Karen Taylor Bass

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How Do I Make Money Now?

It takes time to reach your financial goals, but you can take steps to ensure a smoother journey

Sooner or later there comes a time on every journey, real or virtual when someone…

By Patricia Stallworth

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A Technology Makeover

How technology helped to revamp a body care products company

Black Enterprise asked business owners one simple question: How have you used technology to make…

By Dale Coachman

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Misfired Desire

What you can learn from the �departure� of Desir�e Rogers

Let’s face it. An early “departure” from a coveted position in the White House…

By Marshawn Evans

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Poll of the Week

African American female achievements

Which 20th century African American woman made the greatest/most significant contribution to society?
Marian Anderson (Music)
Shirley…

By Black Enterprise

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A Selective Solution

Exclusivity helps a natural haircare system grow

Jane Carter has spent more than 20 years styling hair as a salon owner and…

By Maya Payne Smart

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Recipe for Success

Copreneurs blend their knowledge and resources to produce $20 million company

It did not take long for Angela Cauley and Ian Blount to concoct an alluring…

By Renita Burns

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Overcoming Gender Differences

A new report adds a different perspective to the glass ceiling discussion

As women of color continue to make strides in the workforce, the rate at which…

By Brittany Hutson

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The 20-Bucket System

A nonprofit professional learns to streamline organizational leadership

Sustaining a nonprofit can be challenging in any economy, but in a recession it can…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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Investing Rules for Women

These tips will make your money grow

Sure, investing can be intimidating. And if you’re averse to what can appear to be…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Color Me Bold

Jewelry designer paints a daring sense of style

Sabrina Thompson has a long history of putting contrasting things together and somehow making them…

By Alisa Gumbs

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Building Wealth

Ebony Smith seeks the tools to increase her net worth

Ebony Smith says losing her job was a blessing in disguise. In 2008, the former…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash

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A Classic Closet

Michelle Rose makes vintage shopping fashionably affordable.

Michelle Rose remembers a time when purchasing vintage clothing was loathed in fashion circles. “Today,…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Is Your Money Working For You?

Take time to set goals and prioritize where you want your money to go

So often, we live in the day-to-day, allowing the demands of the present to swallow…

By Patricia Stallworth

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Obama Names Ann Fudge To Budget Panel

Former Legacy Award winner to advise president on debt reduction

Obama named Ann Fudge, the former CEO of Young & Rubicam Brands, to the bipartisan…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Women of Power Summit 2010

Experience the power: A visual recap of the largest gathering of business women of color, Feb. 10-13 in La Quinta, Calif.

Didn’t make it to the 2010 Women of Power Summit? See what you missed, and…

By Lonnie C. Major

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One For All

With strategic partnering, entrepreneurs hunker down together

In November 2008 Jenkins invited a group of designers that are regularly carried in The…

By Ayana Dixon

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Team Player

How a marketing professional leverages in-house collaborations to grow business objectives

Collaboration between key departments, or key stakeholders, allows for creative, out-of-the-box solutions to business objectives.…

By Sean Drakes

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It’s All About You … and Money

Strategies to take control of your financial future

Welcome to the Women & Money Blog! Join personal financial expert Patricia Stallworth each week…

By Patricia Stallworth

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Avoid Multitasking Madness

Three tips to overcome feeling overwhelmed

The unwillingness to slow down may be one of the biggest reasons why we struggle…

By Kingsley Kanu Jr.

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Natural Solutions

To save time and meet customer demand, copreneurs bring the back office out front

As a high school history teacher, Karen Tappin spent the summer of 2003 mastering the…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Is Your Brand Bold, Beautiful, & Determined?

It may be trite but it is very true: First impressions are everything

How do you create the perfect brand – in life and in business? Branding is…

By Karen Taylor Bass

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My Turn to Take the Stage

The magic of pow-wowing with like-minded women

At the Women of Power Summit, moderator Chana Garcia loved all the bold-faced names in…

By Chana Garcia

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Blueprint for Success

Having a winning 'business' game plan

This year is a chance to be better, smarter, prouder, stronger, and take no mess.

By Dale Coachman

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Backtalk with Gwen Ifill

Black Enterprise turned the tables on Gwen Ifill, getting her thoughts on objectivity in the…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Staying on Track

Dasha Lundy seeks to establish a strong financial foundation-with or without a mate

Like mother, like daughter. And that’s just fine by Dasha Lundy. Her mother taught her…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash

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‘Yes! Yes!’ Live Blogging Lisa Nichols at the Summit

How uncomfortable are you willing to be in 2010 to get what you want?

Motivational Speaker Lisa Nichols: “I’m having my strongest financial year because I decided not to…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Getting the Future You Deserve

Recognizing and celebrating Women of Power

The Women of Power Summit is about providing attendees with the tools and inspiration they…

By Caroline Clarke

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Tackling Obama’s Domestic Agenda—Round Two

Melody Barnes talks job creation, small business initiatives

Whether the issue is related to unemployment, education or healthcare, Melody Barnes represents one of…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Women of Power Summit in Pictures

Day one of the Summit: From power networking to Legacy Awards dinner

On day one of the Fifth Annual Women of Power Summit, hundreds of women came…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Johnnetta B. Cole Explains the Power of the Noah Principles

Age-old story inspires mantra for success

In 2008, Johnnetta B. Cole addressed the third annual Women of Power Summit and roused…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Who Is Your Woman of Power?

They existed long before there was a Summit. Mine is my mother, Enid Jackson.

As I sit on the Greyhound on my way to Palm Springs for the Women…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Keeping Former Bosses on Your Radar

Don't miss out on a good networking resource

Just because former employers fall off the bottom of your resume doesn’t mean they should…

By Heather Boerner

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Women of Power: What’s Your Second Act?

Learn the tools to take your life to the next level

Is it time to reinvent yourself? Redefine your purpose? Redirect your life? Whether you’re looking…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Step Your Game Up With a Career Coach

Get the right guidance to make power plays

After serving nearly eight years with Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications, in 2008, Michelle Greene, director…

By Brittany Hutson

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75 Most Powerful Women In Business

From technology to finance, these professionals are changing global business

What does it take to be named one of Black Enterprise’s 75 Most Powerful Women…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Unduplicated Success

Ursula M. Burns makes history as the first African American woman to head Xerox

In July 2009, Ursula M. Burns was named CEO of Xerox Corp., becoming not only…

By Sonia Alleyne

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A Woman’s Guide to Managing Money

Different life stages, different financial needs. Whatever your situation here’s what you need to know…

By Chris Taylor

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Satchel Sassy

Siedah Garrett bags a whole new direction in style

Not only is singer and handbag designer Siedah Garrett consistently in creative mode, she’s always…

By Sonia Alleyne

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How’s Your HEART?

Two professionals learn to manage a new life with heart disease. Their stories can save your life

Pamela Thomas had always received a ­perfect bill of health, but at age 38, Thomas’…

By Dale Coachman

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A Woman’s Guide to Money Management

Now is the time to plan your financial future

Creating a financial plan should be on everyone’s to-do list. Financial planning is not solely…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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A Perfect Resting Place

Janet League-Katzin creates a restorative oasis for the overworked professional

Janet League-Katzin creates a restorative oasis for the overworked professional.

By Sonia Alleyne

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From One Company to Another

Catapult to the next level with profitable business-to-business relationships

When sisters Eve Lane and Holly Lane-Mixon launched Zebra Lane on a shoestring budget in…

By Emerald S. Morrow

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Brewer Advances at Walmart

Promotion of one of BE's 75 Most Powerful Women in Business announced at economic forum

Rosalind Brewer, division president of Southeast operations for Walmart, has been promoted to executive vice…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Can This Woman Get You A Job?

The stage is set for Labor Secretary Hilda Solis to play a leadership role in solving American unemployment

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis (Source: Lonnie C. Major)
It’s about an hour before President Barack Obama…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Women of Power Legacy Award Winners

BE honors the best of the best

The Black Enterprise Legacy Award recognizes extraordinary achievers who have redefined the standards of success…

By Sonja Mack

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Morgan Stanley Executive Anticipates ‘Year of Confident Expectancy’

Faith, optimism key in staying motivated

Carla Harris represents an interesting dichotomy. Strategic, thorough, and extremely ambitious, she is in some…

By Caroline Clarke

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Book Excerpt: Expect to Win by Carla Harris

Capturing the power of being uniquely you

According to Carla A. Harris, a twenty year veteran of Wall Street, knowledge and diligence…

By Carla Harris

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2010 Women of Power Summit

Prepare for your best year ahead

Get ready for the fifth annual Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit

By Sonja Mack

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Militants Kill 6 Pakistanis For Alleged US Spying

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Intelligence officials and residents say militants killed six Pakistani men in…

By Associated Press

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Met Museum Pays Tribute to Eunice Johnson

Fashion icon feted for philanthropy and business acumen

On Monday some of the biggest names in fashion, publishing, and politics paid tribute to…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Ebony Co-Founder Eunice Johnson Dies

Fashion icon brought African American style center stage

Eunice W. Johnson, widow of John H. Johnson and co-founder of Johnson Publishing Co., died…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Backtalk with Anika Noni Rose

Acclaimed actress shares her thoughts on the impact a movie about an African American princess can have on black girls

From a self-proclaimed dreamer to a world-renowned Dreamgirl, actress and singer Anika Noni Rose has…

By Ed Gordon

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Tyra Banks Ending Talk Show

Media mogul plans to start movie studio

Supermodel-turned-entrepreneur Tyra Banks has announced that the current and fifth season of The Tyra Banks…

By Sonja Mack

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Anika Noni Rose Adds Diva Glitz to Disney

Tony-winning actress hopes to empower a generation

Anika Noni Rose, Disney’s first African American princess, talks to BlackEnterprise.com about why “The Princess…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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A Helping Hand

Major corporations are mentoring small businesses to become competitive suppliers

Margaret Garner, president of Broadway Consolidated Cos. Inc., a general contracting firm based in Chicago,…

By Brittany Hutson

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Backtalk with Justine Simmons

In an episode on the hit MTV reality show, Run’s House, Justine Simmons’ sons jokingly…

By Siobhan Dixon

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Stress-Free Work Results

How a manager restores team morale during challenging times

Already familiar with managing a full plate,the ongoing economic crisis has created a more intense…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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Resilience and Recovery

Lisa Nichols helps you bounce back from a setback, no matter what

Resiliency—the ability to get back up after a setback knocks you down—is a trait we…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Making Your Words and Actions Count After Workplace Gaffes

How to rebuild your reputation and trust with coworkers

Most of us have been there. From unwittingly mispronouncing someone’s name to accidentally sending a…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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From Blogging to Business

How to find entrepreneurial success in social media

For Angela Benton, a layoff two years ago gave her the opportunity to explore a…

By Renita Burns

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Poll Results: Who Will Take Oprah’s Daytime TV Crown?

New queen will need as much influence as popularity

When BlackEnterprise.com readers were given the choice between Ellen DeGeneres, Tyra Banks, and Wendy Williams,…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Former Chicago Urban League President Runs for Senate Seat

Candidate focusing on job creation, small business success

Initially, Cheryle R. Jackson was flattered that then President-elect Barack Obama had added her to…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Oprah Winfrey to End Talk Show in 2011

Queen of Daytime says it is time to go

Oprah Winfrey announced Friday that her television show, the foundation of a multibillion-dollar media empire,…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Nerjyzing Diversity in the Video Gaming Industry

Company CEO takes HBCU football to next level

Some people sit and watch on the sidelines, while others play the game. Jacqueline S.…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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How I Found My Opportunity

Freelancer turns social networking into dollars

Aliya S. King worked as a freelance writer for nearly 10 years, but six months…

By Brittany Hutson

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2007 Women of Power Legacy Award Winner
Judith Jamison: Former Artistic Director, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Backtalk with Judith Jamison

Trailblazing choreographer discusses her barrier-breaking career

World renowned choreographer, dancer, and author Judith Jamison has broken many barriers in her career.…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Talent Agent Uses Perseverance, Savvy to Represent Hollywood’s Elite

Acquiring mentors, paying dues key to success

Tracy Christian not only represents a talented client list which includes celebrity entertainers like actors…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Breast Cancer Survivors

A fathers diagnosis helps spare his daughters life and together they learn how knowing their familys medical history would save others

Arnaldo Silva gave his daughter Vanessa the gift of life twice, the second time by…

By Dale Coachman

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Backtalk with Wendy Williams

Radio Hall of Fame inductee and best-selling author takes a stand against youth violence

Radio personality Wendy Williams talked to black enterprise about her passion to reduce youth violence…

By Renita Burns

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How I Landed My Gig

Get creative and stand out above the rest to win your dream job

Instead of sending out mass resumes and cover letters, I decided to tailor each cover…

By Renita Burns

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HHS Secretary Says ‘It’s Time for Change’

In part two of an exclusive interview, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius discusses how ealthcare reform…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Ovarian Cancer Screening: The Elusive Goal

To save the lives of thousands of women, an effective means of early detection must be found

If ever there was a cancer in need of an effective screen, its ovarian cancer.…

By Kevin Holcomb

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More Black Females Graduating From HBCUs Than Black Males

Hispanic males enrolling at higher rates

Publicly funded historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) admitted, enrolled, and matriculated larger numbers of…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Ovarian Cancer: Risks & Facts

The Facts
– Occurs in 1 in 72 women
– About 10% of ovarian cancer cases are…

By Shahdai Richardson

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Refashioning the Familiar

Candace S. Matthews updates the Amway brand and sales force while fine-tuning its global message

Amway’s Candace S. Matthews was able to update a brand and enhance its global presence.

By Sonia Alleyne

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Backtalk with Boris Kodjoe & Nicole Ari Parker

Actors share how their daughter's spina bifida changed their lives

Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker share how their daughter’s condition has changed their lives,…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Public Relations

A bad representative can tarnish your business rep

In today’s difficult economic climate, hiring the right representation for your business can be the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Wendy Williams Talks Departure, State of Urban Radio

Some say the market in NYC is done

Williams’ departure creates a gap on urban radio as the industry faces declining ad revenue…

By Renita Burns

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Standing Out Among Competitors

How to make your mark in a saturated industry

When Mahisha Dellinger set out to launch her Elk Grove, California-based hair care company Curls…

By Bridget N. Armstrong

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Stellar Performances at the 2009 Golf & Tennis Challenge

WyclefThe Black Enterprise/Pepsi Golf & Tennis Challenge is one of the most popular Labor Day…

By Sonja Mack

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Fair Access to Mortgages Still Illusive for Minority Women

Report finds disparities by race widened as income levels increased

African American and Hispanic women continue to receive disparate treatment in the mortgage lending process,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Ursula Burns Named Xerox CEO

Former president takes helm at tough time for company

Xerox Corp. named Ursula Burns chief executive office Thursday. Burns, who currently serves as president,…

By Renita Burns

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Jalen Rose to Be Honored With Community Champion Award

Detroit native and former NBA star recognized for philanthropic efforts, success in sports journalism

Jalen Rose, a Detroit native, ESPN analyst and one of the legendary “Fab Five” basketball…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Michelle Obama Sparks Reaction at Time 100 Gala

In a constellation of stars, the First Lady shines the brightest.

Among the dignitaries, leaders, revolutionaries, titans, entertainers, scientists, heroes and pioneers that were honored at…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Backtalk with Jill Scott

Grammy award-winning singer and actress reveals her entrepreneurial spirit

Grammy award-winning singer, actress, poet, author, and philanthropist Jill Scott is perhaps best known for…

By George Alexander

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Sojourner Truth Celebrated With a Bust at the Capitol

Hundreds gather to celebrate icon

Hundreds of people — mostly women, a majority of them African American — packed the…

By Joyce Jones

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EPA’s Jackson Urges Blacks Not to Miss the Green Boat

Administrator wants to flood communities with eco-friendly information

As the administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency, Lisa Jackson is directly involved in regulating…

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My Conversation with EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson

Her mission: a clean-energy future and a fertile environment for green jobs

When I traveled down to D.C., Administrator Lisa Jackson said something I’ll always remember: “You…

By Dale Coachman

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Riley/B.E. Connection

Tricialee Riley's business tips

Tricialee Riley is no stranger to BLACK ENTERPRISE. The Brooklyn-based entrepreneur has been featured twice…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Do You Want to B.E. Next?

Check out these young, successful entrepreneurs

They did it and you can, too. These young entrepreneurs from the January 2009 B.E.…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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B.E. Small Biz Awards Now a Spike Lee Joint

Award-winning director to address the 2009 Entrepreneurs Conference in Detroit

Emmy award-winning and Academy Award-nominated film director, producer, writer and actor Shelton Jackson “Spike” Lee…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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You Buy the Peanut Butter, I’ll Get the Bread: The Absolutely True Adventures of Best Friends in Business

The following is an excerpt of You Buy the Peanut Butter, I’ll Get the Bread:…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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You Buy the Peanut Butter, I’ll Get the Bread

Book gives insight on how to build a business with a friend

On the surface, Kristen Poe Hill and Renee E. Warren appear to be super successful…

By Ann Brown

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Securing Capital

Ways to find funding for your business

Where’s the money? That’s the question a lot of us are asking when it comes…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Black Enterprise Small Business Success Boot Camp

Whip your business into shape

Are you ready to work? Do you have what it takes? Find out at the…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Judge Glenda Hatchett

Living by simple life strategies

She’s strong, savvy, and resolute. She’s intuitive, concerned, and compassionate. She’s a realist, an innovator,…

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R. Donahue Peebles

Sharing lessons learned on the way to the top

Recognized as one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the nation, R. Donahue Peebles is…

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Backtalk with Leah Chase

'Queen of Creole Cuisine' discusses importance of rebuilding

Chef Leah Chase is credited within the culinary world as bringing Creole cuisine—a blend of…

By Dale Coachman

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NCNW, Ashley Stewart Campaign to Empower Black Women, Girls

Retailer opens doors as a safe haven, mentor center

Ashley Stewart began their celebration of women’s empowerment four months ahead of National Women’s History…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Pitch Your Best Idea at the 2009 Elevator Pitch Competition

You could be this year's winner!

Is your business pitch on point? I mean really on point? If you took a…

By Sonja Mack

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A Woman’s Guide to Investing–Part II

No matter your age, now’s the time to take charge of your finances

By Ilana Polyak

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Safe Haven

Sylvia King's financial discipline kept her afloat during tough times

Sylvia King’s financial discipline kept her afloat during tough times

By Sheryl Nance-Nash

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Johnnetta B. Cole to Lead National Museum of African Art

Former Spelman College president to spearhead fundraising

Johnnetta B. Cole, renowned scholar and trailblazer in education, was named director of the Smithsonian’s…

By Renita Burns

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Disney Unveils Its First Black Princess

Anika Noni Rose plays Tiana, a royal entrepreneur

Playing princess is something shared by little girls around the world. But until recently, the…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Women of Power: Envisioning the Bigger Picture

Motivational speaker and author Lisa Nichols’ presence speaks louder than words. It’s as if…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Women of Power: Negotiation Know-How

Within the first hours of his official presidency, President Barack Obama signed into…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Women of Power: Exercise Your Own Power

It seems like today’s theme at the Women of Power Summit is all about power,…

By Dale Coachman

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Women of Power: Don’t Let Fear Paralyze You

It was late morning when I overheard the hardworking Black Enterprise Events staff say…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Women of Power: Executive Coaching

Today I had the opportunity to speak with Lionel R. Shockness, one of two…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Women of Power: Accountability Counts

I’m thinking that the word “accountability” will be among 2009’s buzz words. Now more…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Women of Power: An Educator Educates

Professor Wakes Everyone Up With an Eye-Opening Morning Keynote

Yes we can…but not really. Well, that’s what University of Pennsylvania professor Mary Francis…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Women of Power: Don’t Play the Blame Game

We’ve all done it many times. Someone drops the ball, makes a bad decision…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Women of Power: Practical Advice to Real Women

The two morning sessions that kicked off Thursday’s Women of Power Summit, were both…

By Dale Coachman

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Women of Power: Second Acts and New Beginnings

After a rousing session on negotiating career shifts, Sonia Alleyne, moderator and co-editorial director…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Women of Power: The (Uncertain) Time Is Now

I can’t describe my appreciation for being granted the opportunity to be in the…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Women of Power: ‘You Can’t Run Away From Self’

Legacy Award winner Leah Chase (Source: Lonnie Major/Black Enterprise)
“Young African American women need to feel…

By Dale Coachman

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Women of Power: A Rich and Delicious Lesson

Legacy Award winner Leah Chase (Source: Lonnie Major/Black Enterprise)
World-renowned chef and 2009 Legacy Award winner…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Women of Power: One-on-One With Debra Langford

One on one with Debra Langford:
Debra Langford’s Power Networking Workshop was an amazing hit. One…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Women of Power: Voices From the Conference

Tracci Reaves-Diggs, director of operations and co-founder of Reaves-Diggs Parham & Associates and Krystal…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Women of Power: Voice From the Summit

Today I met a Woman of Power who has been attending our conference since…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Women of Power: Networking 101

Later today I’ll have a one-on-one with Debra Langford, who led the amazing Power Networking…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Women of Power: Let the Networking Begin

I’ve just arrived at the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit in Orlando, Florida.
As I…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Maggie Lena Walker: The Making Of A Black Bank

America's first woman president of a financial institution founded one of the nation's oldest surviving black-owned banks

Walker became the country’s first woman president of a financial institution and founded one of…

By Gertrude Woodruff Marlowe

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

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

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Venus Williams

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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