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Filmmaker Takes AFFRM-ative Action to Promote Black Cinema

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

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

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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

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

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

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

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How Women of Power Network!

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

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

By Elayne Fluker

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

The entrepreneur opens up about her personal & professional reinvention

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

By Elayne Fluker

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

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

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

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

How the Olympic medalist balances her life and her ambitions

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

By Arlice Nichole

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

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

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

By Janell Hazelwood

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Let Your Voice Be Heard at Women of Power 2011

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

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

By Janel Martinez

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Tyson Beckford stops by Black Enterprise headquarters.

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

The supermodel has some wise words for entertainment industry hopefuls

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

By Janel Martinez

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

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

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

By Janel Martinez

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EXCLUSIVE: Tyson Beckford Stops By Black Enterprise

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

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

By Elayne Fluker

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Getting Started: Opening a Business with Your Best Friend

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

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

By Arlice Nichole

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UBR Morning Post: Home Decor CEO Tina Shoulders

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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UBR Morning Post: Jeans Queen Cookie Johnson

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

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

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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

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

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

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Valeisha Butterfield Strives to Empower Women in Entertainment

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

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

By Janel Martinez

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

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

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

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

Black Businesswomen Who Rock

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

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

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Beverly Bond Shows the World That ‘Black Girls Rock’

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

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

By Janell Hazelwood

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

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

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

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

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Can CEO Moms Have It All?

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

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

By Janel Martinez

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UBR Morning Post: Texas Power Player Tracye McDaniel

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

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

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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From Invention to Market: Starting the Journey

Backless bra creator shares how she brought her idea to market

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

By Renita Burns

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The Michelle Obama Fashion Effect Boosts Company Stock Values

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

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

By Janell Hazelwood

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The use of bilingual signs

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

The trains allow you a real sense of daily life

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

By Malla Haridat

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Venus Williams on How to Make Smart Decisions for Your Brand

The tennis champion shares her three guiding principles for success

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

By Tomika Anderson

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Venus Williams’ Winning Moments

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

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

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

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

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

By Malla Haridat

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How Sex Plays Out in the Workplace

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

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

By Sonia Alleyne

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Drama, Laughs and Insight From ‘The Apprentice’

Recapping our live chats former Apprentice Kelly Smith Beaty

While Kelly is no longer part of the show, here’s a recap of the drama,…

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UBR Morning Post: Orchestra Founder Jeri Lynn Johnson

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

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, UBR Contributor Angelique Westerfield speaks with arts entrepreneur…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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It's a good idea to have your cards printed in Mandarin, Cantonese or other Chinese dialect before you leave the States.

A Black Businesswoman in China: Don’t Skimp on Business Cards (Part 2)

In America, they are important. In China, they are critical to doing business.

One of the first things that any good cultural guide will share about doing business…

By Malla Haridat

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Kelly Smith Beaty Takes Us Inside ‘The Apprentice’ – Episode 5

Former Black Enterprise intern and Apprentice contestant talks about what you won't see on TV

Kelly Smith Beaty, former Black Enterprise intern and The Apprentice contestant, takes us behind the…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE

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Laila Ali Launches Eco-Friendly Beauty Products Line

The boxing phenom talks product placement and plans for a lifestyle brand

“I think entrepreneurs should start small with a plan to grow big.”–Laila Ali

By Janell Hazelwood

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Chat Live w/ Kelly Smith Beaty from The Apprentice – Episode 5

Get the behind-the-scenes scoop on what happens during 'The Apprentice'

Welcome to our second chat with Kelly Smith Beaty, former Black Enterprise intern and contestant…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE

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UBR Morning Post: Susan Taylor On The Business of Mentoring

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

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, contributor Renita Young speaks with magazine industry icon…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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A Black Businesswoman in China: Traveling as a Foreigner

During a recent trip to China, Malla Haradat gained valuable insight into Chinese business culture

If you’ve read about the recent successful trip that the National Urban League hosted in…

By Malla Haridat

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The Power of the P: How Women Can Win in a Male-Dominated Industry

Entertainment industry vet Shanti Das gives tips in new book

BlackEnterprise.com talked with Shanti Das, music industry vet and CEO of PressReset.me, on ‘the power…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Kelly Smith Beaty Takes Us Inside ‘The Apprentice’ – Episode 4

Former Black Enterprise intern and Apprentice contestant talks about what you won't see on TV

Kelly Smith Beaty, former Black Enterprise intern and The Apprentice contestant, takes us behind the…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE

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5 Qs for Jamilah B. Creekmur: The Business Mind Behind AllHipHop.com

How she increased the company's value to $17 million

BlackEnterprise.com talked with Jamilah B. Creekmur about the business model behind AllHipHop.com

By Renita Burns

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Chat Live w/ Kelly Smith Beaty from The Apprentice – Episode 4

Get the behind-the-scenes scoop on what happens during 'The Apprentice'

Welcome to our second chat with Kelly Smith Beaty, former Black Enterprise intern and contestant…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE

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UBR Morning Post: Reinvention Strategist Marshawn Evans

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

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, contributor Renita Young speaks with ad industry pioneer…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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White House Offers Support for Women-Owned Small Businesses

With the SBA, the Obama administration aims to push dollars towards women entrepreneurs

The SBA announced the new rule at the Women’s Entrepreneurship Conference hosted by the White…

By Renita Burns

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Kelly Smith Beaty Takes Us Inside ‘The Apprentice’ – Episode 3

Former Black Enterprise intern and Apprentice contestant talks about what you won't see on TV

Kelly Smith Beaty, former Black Enterprise intern and The Apprentice contestant, takes us behind the…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE

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Chat Live w/ Kelly Smith Beaty from The Apprentice – Episode 3

Get the behind-the-scenes scoop on what happens during 'The Apprentice'

Welcome to our second chat with Kelly Smith Beaty, former Black Enterprise intern and contestant…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE

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UBR Morning Post: All Rise for Judge Karen Mills-Francis

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

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, contributor Renita Young speaks with TV Judge Karen…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Business Tips From ‘The Apprentice’ – Task 2

Kelly Smith Beaty, former BE intern and Apprentice contestant, imparts some hard-won business knowledge

You don’t get hand-picked by Donald Trump himself to compete on The Apprentice by accident…

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Inventors Insider: 4 Rules for Inventing With a Partner

Resources and information for inventors and those aspiring to get a business idea to market

When inventing with a partner, you give up some control and ownership, but the benefits…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Real Estate Insider: ‘Housewives of D.C.’ Star Shares Her Passion

Real estate news and advice for individuals and investors

Stacie Scott Turner has gained fame being featured on Bravo TV’s The Real Housewives of…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Chat Live with Kelly Smith Beaty from The Apprentice!

Get the behind-the-scenes scoop on what happens during 'The Apprentice'

Welcome to Black Enterprise’s live chat with Kelly Smith Beaty, former Black Enterprise intern and…

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STEM Spotlight: Burns Leads Effort to Change The Equation

Advice and news about careers, education, and business opportunities in science and technology

The White House pegged Xerox CEO, Ursula Burns, to lead the Educate to Innovate program.…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Style Biz: Building a Successful Modeling Agency

Insider tools for fashion and beauty industry success

BlackEnterprise.com talked with Ethnicity Model Management CEO LaShawnna Stanley about sticking with her niche, advocating…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Fashion Week 2010: The Master Behind the Scenes

Audrey Smaltz of The Ground Crew talks fashion show success

BlackEnterprise.com talked with Audrey Smaltz, CEO of The Ground Crew, on just what it takes…

By Janell Hazelwood

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This week's Social Media Connection is Chris Curtis, a web business expert, business radio personality and author of the upcoming book Work the Web! The Webwise Guide to Business Online. In her own words, Curtis shares how she uses social media to achieve her business objectives: When it comes to Social Media, I've carved out my own little corners where I can post until my heart's content (or until my brain can't think of anything to type), and connect with people all over the world. As a business owner, its proven to be a successful way to reach out to others and pitch ideas, form collaborations and even find new contacts for my seminars and workshops. You'll be amazed by the people you meet, and you'll most likely find opportunities in places you never thought of. One note of caution: Be careful what you put in writing. When you're connected for business purposes, don't say anything that you wouldn't say to a prospective client or a business partner. Remember, you're exposing your writing to thousands - even millions - of people who might take exception to interpersonal expressions, if they're thinking about connecting with you to do business. Think before you post. Not sure where to start? Here's where I hang out...

Social Media Connection: Web Business Ownership’s Chris Curtis

Entrepreneurs and professionals on social media and how they connect

This week’s Social Media Connection is Chris Curtis, a web business expert, business radio personality…

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Former Black Enterprise Intern to Appear on The Apprentice, Part 3

Kelly Smith Beaty gets cast on Donald Trumps original televised entrepreneurial competition

Part 3 of our interview with Kelly Beaty, a 30-year-old public relations rep and former…

By Sonja

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Former Black Enterprise Intern to Appear on The Apprentice, Part 2

Kelly Smith Beaty gets cast on Donald Trumps original televised entrepreneurial competition

Part 2 of our interview with Kelly Beaty, a 30-year-old public relations rep and former…

By Sonja

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Former Black Enterprise Intern to Appear on The Apprentice

Kelly Smith Beaty gets cast on Donald Trumps original televised entrepreneurial competition

You prepare yourself for the professional path you want to take in life, but you…

By Sonja

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The Single Life: Getting Your Finances in Order After Divorce

Solutions for managing business, finance, and professional issues

Tisdale offers advice for the newly single.
Divorce can be a drain on not only your…

By Janell Hazelwood

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No. 6: Oprah Winfrey, The Media Powerhouse

Follow the Black Enterprise 40th Anniversary countdown of the most impactful black business leaders of the past 40 years

In celebration of our 40th anniversary, Black Enterprise ranks the Titans: The 40 Most Powerful…

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40 Next: Rosalyn Durant

In celebration of Black Enterprise's 40th Anniversary, we recognize African Americans, ages 21-35, who are changing the world of business

In celebration of our 40th anniversary, Black Enterprise is taking a look both forward and…

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40 Next: Leona Locke Dotson

In celebration of Black Enterprise's 40th Anniversary, we recognize African Americans, ages 21-35, who are changing the world of business

In celebration of our 40th anniversary, Black Enterprise is taking a look both forward and…

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Dr. Susan Evans says that blacks should use sunscreen too.

Wellness Insider: 3 Tips for Healthy Skin

Preventing illness and achieving wellness: health, fitness, and nutrition news for busy professionals

Use these three tips from Dr. Susan Evans, a physician on the television show Dr.…

By Shannon Lanier

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Love & Money: Achieving Financial Intimacy

Your guide to managing matters of finance and romance

It has often been reported that financial discord is one of the top reasons for…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Your Fall Season Must-Haves

With resources for the mind, body, soul and hair, you can still make this your best year yet

A mere three months left before another year, and the great news is there is…

By Karen Taylor Bass

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STEM Spotlight: Mary J. Blige, NASA Pair Up to Get Girls Into Science

Advice and news about careers, education, and business opportunities in science and technology

Mary J. Blige is collaborating with NASA to inspire girls to pursue STEM careers. BlackEnterprise.com…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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40 Next: Lanesha Anderson

In celebration of Black Enterprise's 40th Anniversary, we recognize African Americans, ages 21-35, who are changing the world of business

In celebration of our 40th anniversary, Black Enterprise is taking a look both forward and…

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Style Biz: Chemist Carves Niche with Eco-Friendly Cosmetics

Insider tools for fashion and beauty industry success

BlackEnterprise.com talked with Generation Y chemist and founder of FSL Cosmetics, Kimberly Riley, about her…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Susan L. Tayloer, 10 Facts

No. 13: Ed Lewis/Clarence Smith/Susan Taylor, The Voice Of Black Women

Our countdown of the most impactful black business leaders of the past 40 years

In celebration of our 40th anniversary, Black Enterprise ranks the Titans: The 40 Most Powerful…

By Derek T. Dingle

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No. 14: Ursula Burns, The Corporate Innovator

Follow the Black Enterprise 40th Anniversary countdown of the most impactful black business leaders of the past 40 years

In celebration of our 40th anniversary, Black Enterprise ranks the Titans: The 40 Most Powerful…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Love & Money: How to Merge Finances with Your Spouse

Your guide to managing matters of finance and romance

If you’re recently married, at some point you’ll be faced with a big decision: how…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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UBR Morning Post: Sweet Beginnings & Powers of Persuasion

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

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable: Brenda Palms Barber, the founder of Sweet Beginnings,…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Celebrity Side Hustle: WNBA Fashionista Cappie Pondexter

The scoop on the entrepreneurial pursuits of athletes, entertainers and other stars

WNBA All-star Cappie Pondexter talks entrepreneurship and her fashion styling business, 4 Season Style Management.

By Janell Hazelwood

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This week's Social Media Connection is Adrienne Graham, founder and CEO of Empower Me! Corporation, a media, publishing and professional development company. She is the voice behind Views From the Top Radio Show and the creator of Empower Me! Networks, Empower Me Institute, Empower Me! (formerly Fearless Woman) magazine, Next Level Business Coaching Program, Empowered Woman TV, the Power Brok(H)er™ Club, and Empower Me! Radio. A 17-year recruiting veteran,  Graham is also CEO of Hues Consulting & Management, Inc., a diversity recruitment, recruiter training and employment branding consulting firm.  She is also author of the book Go Ahead, Talk to Strangers, The Modern Girl’s Guide to Fearless Networking, as well as two blogs: Corporate Recruiting Diva and Empowered Career Woman. In her own words, Graham (shown here with her "junior partner" Jose) shares how she uses social media to achieve her goals.

Social Media Connection: Adrienne Graham, Empower Me! Corp.

Entrepreneurs and professionals on social media and how they connect

This week’s Social Media Connection is CEO of both Empower Me! Corporation, a media, publishing…

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Love & Money: 6 Important Questions to Ask Your Honey

Your guide to managing matters of finance and romance

Here are six money management questions you should ask a love interest before committing.

By Sheiresa Ngo

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UBR Morning Post: Cami Cakes; Become Your Own Boss

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

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, UBR Contributor Angelique Westerfield speaks with Andra Hall,…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Social Media Insider: Developing Strategy and Securing Backing

Tools, tips, apps and strategies from social media experts and practitioners

Kimberly Stone tells how POSHGLAM became an “IT” website among venture capitalists.

By Renita Burns

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No. 23: Ann Fudge, The Barrier Breaker

Follow the Black Enterprise 40th Anniversary countdown of the most impactful black business leaders of the past 40 years

In celebration of our 40th anniversary, Black Enterprise ranks the Titans: The 40 Most Powerful…

By Derek T. Dingle

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This week's Social Media Connection is Francina Harrison, a career, business and employment coach, is better known by the name she shares with her business, The Career Engineer (TCE). Her firm provides social media and e-commerce coaching, career and business networking events and media and marketing solutions for entrepreneurs. She's also author of A Mind to Work: The Life & Creer Planning Guide for People Who Want Need to Work. In her own words, Harrison shares how she uses social media to achieve her goals.

Social Media Connection: Francina Harrison, The Career Engineer

Entrepreneurs and professionals on social media and how they connect

This week’s Social Media Connection is Francina Harrison, a career, business and employment coach, is…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Johnson Rice Steps Down as CEO of Johnson Publishing

Handing reigns to former White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers, she remains as chairman

Linda Johnson Rice has stepped down as CEO of Johnson Publishing Co. (No. 22 on…

By Sonja

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Home Base: 5 Resources for Women Entrepreneurs

Your guide to running a home based business

With woman entrepreneurs elbowing their way into highly competitive industries, it takes more than a…

By Renita Burns

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Style Biz: How to Get Exposure for Your Designs

Insider tools for fashion and beauty industry success

In the fashion industry, image reigns supreme. The wrong pitch can make or break chances…

By Janell Hazelwood

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No. 27: JoAnn Price, The Black Business Financier

Follow the Black Enterprise 40th Anniversary countdown of the most impactful black business leaders of the past 40 years

In celebration of our 40th anniversary, Black Enterprise ranks the Titans: The 40 Most Powerful…

By Derek T. Dingle

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7 Tips To Marketing Your Authentic Self

Follow these steps and a career as a paid speaker could be yours

Have you ever thought of getting paid for all the professional advice you dish out…

By Karen Taylor Bass

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UBR Morning Post: “Serial” CEO Colleen Payne-Nabors

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

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, UBR Contributor Angelique Westerfield speaks with Colleen Payne-Nabors,…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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This week's Social Media Connection, Felicia Joy, is a nationally recognized author, entrepreneur and business expert in Atlanta. The host of the Ms. CEO Show, a talk radio show for women entrepreneurs, she is passionate about entrepreneurship as a tool for the creation of jobs, economic value and positive social change. In her own words, she shares how she uses social media to meet her goals.

Social Media Connection: Felicia Joy, Ms. CEO Inc.

Entrepreneurs and professionals on social media and how they connect

Felicia Joy, Entrepreneur, Atlanta, GA: Being successful and having fun on social media–especially for business–means…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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40 Next: Julia-Feliz Sessoms

In celebration of Black Enterprise's 40th Anniversary, we recognize African Americans, ages 21-35, who are changing the world of business

In celebration of our 40th anniversary, Black Enterprise is taking a look both forward and…

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Women are Taking Control of Their Finances

Women are handling their business when it comes to household money management

I recently attended a seminar on women and money. The seminar, moderated by personal finance…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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UBR Morning Post: Voluptuous CEO Angela Samuels

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

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, UBR Contributor Angelique Westerfield speaks with Angela Samuels,…

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40 Next: Ninon Marapachi

In celebration of Black Enterprise's 40th Anniversary, we recognize African Americans, ages 21-35, who are changing the world of business

In celebration of our 40th anniversary, Black Enterprise is taking a look both forward and…

By Alan Hughes

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9 Steps for Working Smoothly With Friends and Family

What's the protocol for balancing business objectives with personal relationships?

Entrepreneurship is not an easy game – especially during an economic downturn. Most entrepreneurs are…

By Karen Taylor Bass

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40 Next: Ivy Grant

In celebration of Black Enterprise's 40th Anniversary, we recognize African Americans, ages 21-35, who are changing the world of business

In celebration of our 40th anniversary, Black Enterprise is taking a look both forward and…

By Sonia Alleyne

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40 Next: Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

In celebration of Black Enterprise's 40th Anniversary, we recognize African Americans, ages 21-35, who are changing the world of business

In celebration of our 40th anniversary, Black Enterprise is taking a look both forward and…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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40 Next: Kelli Coleman

In celebration of Black Enterprise's 40th Anniversary, we recognize African Americans, ages 21-35, who are changing the world of business

In celebration of our 40th anniversary, Black Enterprise is taking a look both forward and…

By Dale Coachman

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An Investment in Knowledge

Lifelong learners do something everyday to achieve their vision

Whether you are an entrepreneur or a corporate executive aspiring to higher levels of achievement…

By Mary Stutts

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UBR Morning Post: Going Green With Majora Carter

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

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, UBR Contributor Angelique Westerfield speaks with Majora Carter,…

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Johnson Publishing COO, President Resigns

More changes at the top for publisher of Ebony, Jet

Johnson Publishing Co. announced Monday that Anne Sempowski Ward has resigned as president and COO…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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9 Tips to Becoming the Next Terry McMillan

Yes, you can work full time and become a published author

Are you a novelist waiting to exhale? If so, it is time to make your…

By Karen Taylor Bass

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Book Review: Turning Women’s Oppression Into Triumph

Provocative read offers solutions to global fight against sex slavery

For anyone who’s ever been stunned into inaction by the world’s seemingly intractable problems and…

By Robin White Goode

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UBR Morning Post: More On Model Entrepreneur B. Smith

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

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, UBR Producer Angelique Westerfield speaks with B. Smith,…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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How to Become a Personal Shopper

Turn a love of fashion into money in your pocket

Oftentimes, a passion for fashion can do more to drain your cash supply than boost…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Mocha Moms Are More Than Just Mothers

Group is dedicated to helping women to re-define their power after leaving careers in corporate America

A Mocha Mom is a woman of color who has chosen to make parenting and…

By Karen Taylor Bass

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UBR Morning Post: Biz Advice From Margaret Garner

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

More great business advice from Broadway Consolidated Companies President, the dynamic entrepreneur featured on today’s…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Take it From Me: CamiCakes Cupcakes

Atlanta businesswoman shares the sweet and unsweetened sides of entrepreneurship

When CamiCakes Cupcakes (404-748-4288) opened its doors in 2006 in Orange Park, Florida, owner Andra…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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N.J. Attorney General Talks Balancing Law, Family

Paula Dow juggles politics, career, and motherhood with success

New Jersey Attorney General Paual Dow spoke with BlackEnterprise.com about the law, her career, and…

By Joyce Jones

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Move Beyond the Hustle: The Myths of Networking

4 great tips to move you beyond the hype to establishing authentic business relationships

Giving a business card does not mean we now have a connection, certainly not a…

By Marshawn Evans

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Mix and Match

Entrepreneurs find the right combination to move their hair products forward

As biracial women, Wendi Levy and Kim Etheredge couldn’t find haircare products for their curly…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Free Your Mind

Its OK to be bullish again, but dont run blindly with the herd

Creating a dependable forecast of the economy is notoriously difficult. Tons of variables connect to…

By Mellody Hobson

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The Truth About Our Differences

Two diversity experts� feedback about challenges of race and gender in the workplace

Cultural Anthropologists Thomas Kochman and Jean Mavrelis have worked as diversity consultants since the inception…

By Dale Coachman

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Giving the Gift of Life

Leukemia patient's search for a bone marrow donor highlights low black representation on the national registry

Jennifer Jones Austin thought she just had a stomach virus. The married mother of two…

By Brittany Hutson

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Amy DuBois Barnett to Helm Ebony Magazine

Johnson Publishing also hires Desiree Rogers to help turnaround company

Johnson Publishing Company announced last week that Amy DuBois Barnett will become the new editor-in-chief…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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PHOTO GALLERY: Tips To Upgrade Your Style Profile

Celebrity stylist Johnny Wright shares hair do's and don'ts

Celebrity hairstylist Johnny Wright shares tips to help women of power and prestige also be…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Jill Scott on motherhood, music and much more

Jilly From Philly Talks Baby, Balance, and Branding

'Operation Village' helps singer handle motherhood with success

Jill Scott, our favorite homegirl, multiplatinum, Grammy-Award-winning singer, poet, author, actress– and now mommy–shares how…

By Karen Taylor Bass

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Women & Money: Let’s Take on the World of Investing

To be successful, check your behavior and get out of your own way

Personal finance guru Patricia Stallworth begins a series on women and investing. First up, teaching…

By Patricia Stallworth

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Adding Diversity Into the Equation

Minority chemists face barriers in the pipeline between academia and the workplace

Less than a year after Teri Quinn Gray began working as a research manager for…

By Brittany Hutson

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Funding Your Green Business

Position yourself to be considered for venture capital

Carolyn L. Green is co-founder and managing partner of EnerGreen Capital Management, a Radnor, Pennsylvania-based…

By Maya Payne Smart

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How-To: Effective Marketing on Twitter

Four strategies to grow your business

A recent study on Twitter usage by Edison Research shows that African Americans make up…

By Renita Burns

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Outrunning Fate

Track coach defies doctors� expectations to live, walk, and coach again

Award-winning track and field coach Beverly Kearney defies doctors’ expectations to live, walk, and coach…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Are You Sticky?

An executive learns how to create messages that resonate in the workplace

Élan Corp. plc., a neuroscience biotechnology company specializing in biopharmaceuticals and drug technologies that support…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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Part II: Score A-List PR on a Shoestring Budget

Leverage your presence among professional networks and on the Web

Now that you’ve begun to implement the steps from “Part I: Score A-List PR on…

By Karen Taylor Bass

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Charge Up Your Portfolio with Small Caps

Dawn Alston Paige of Piedmont Investment Advisors recommends stocks that are benefiting from�and helping to power�economic recovery

Like all portfolio managers, Dawn Alston Paige uses complex formulas and algorithms to identify stellar…

By John Simons

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Use Tech to Beat the Clock

8 ways to create work-life balance with gadgets, applications and online tools

Lisa J. Whaley knows a thing or two about balancing life, work, and family. She…

By Bridget McCrea

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Could Gender Quotas Work in Corporate America?

A policy of one German company would be a tough sell in the U.S., despite the lack of women execs

In 1968, Virginia Slims celebrated with “You’ve come a long way, baby.” Over 40 years…

By Gregg Smith

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Building Strong Bonds

How Siebert Brandford Shank & Co. L.L.C. became Wall Street�s fastest-growing public finance firm

It’s a little after 7 a.m. on A mild April morning, and Suzanne Shank is…

By John Simons

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Women & Money: Lessons From the Financially Independent

Living below your means is a tried and true method to gain�and keep�your wealth

Financial independence can sometimes be an illusive concept. So I think it is always helpful…

By Patricia Stallworth

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2010 Entrepreneurs Conference: Legendary Inspirations

The BE 100s Anniversary Celebration & Awards Dinner at the 2010 Entrepreneurs Conference

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It’s not every day that you have the opportunity to network with 1,200+ of…

By Malla Haridat

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WATCH: Judge Hatchett Drops by the Entrepreneurs Conference

The judge talks about her new social networking site and congratulates B.E. on its 40th Anniversary

Judge Glenda Hatchett talks about her new social networking site and congratulates Black Enterprise on…

By LaToya M. Smith

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WATCH: Transitioning Into Entrepreneurship

Felicia Joy, host of the Ms. CEO Show, discusses "hybrid" entrepreneurship: working a full-time job while running a business.

Felicia Joy, host of the Ms. CEO Show, discusses “hybrid” entrepreneurship: working a full-time job…

By LaToya M. Smith

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WATCH: 2010 BE 100s Award Winners

Avis Ford, Thompson Hospitality, GlobalHue, and Barden Cos. are honored this year.

The chief executives of Avis Ford, Thompson Hospitality, GlobalHue, and Barden Cos. share what it…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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2010 Entrepreneurs Conference: What I Learned From the Elevator Pitch

Both contestants and judges provide insights into how to effectively sell your business idea

If you had only 60 seconds to deliver your best business pitch, what would you…

By Malla Haridat

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Women & Investing: Are You a Reluctant Investor?

Gain confidence by educating yourself and developing a financial strategy

Are you a reluctant investor? If so, you aren’t alone. Many women are hesitant to…

By Patricia Stallworth

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I Am Black Enterprise. Are You?

When's the last time you checked out Black Enterprise? You might be surprised at what you find.

Are you on the rise in your company? Have you started a successful one of…

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2010 Entrepreneurs Conference: How to Network at a Conference

Five simple tips for getting the most out of a multiday event

On Sunday, Black Enterprise kicked off its 15th annual Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo sponsored by…

By LaToya M. Smith

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End Your Comfortable Relationship With Debt

Financial freedom gives you real control over your life, but it comes at a price

In many cases, the biggest determiner of whether or not you achieve financial independence lies…

By Patricia Stallworth

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Celebrating Life Beyond Mother’s Day

All About You Day Conference to explore ways for women to enjoy the "rich" life all year long

All About You Day Conference on May 8 at the Schomburg Center for Research in…

By Sakina P. Spruell

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Re-Invention After The Storm

How one mother channeled the pain of tragic loss into a new purpose and passion for life

How do you re-invent, much less find the strength to get up and go on,…

By Karen Taylor Bass

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How to Turn Stagnation into Motivation

Lisa Nichols offers five tips for rebounding from derailed dreams

It’s been almost two years since you built your vision board and everything seemed to…

By Renita Burns

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Brand Sidibe: Confident and Consistent

Follow her example by using bold authenticity to stand out in the marketplace

The competition to secure an opportunity can be challenging – entrepreneurs must deliver a consistent…

By Karen Taylor Bass

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Women & Money: Prenups Aren’t Just for the Rich

If marriage is in your near future, it's time to have "the money talk"

As we head into the traditional wedding season, if marriage is in your near future,…

By Patricia Stallworth

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Change Sounds Good; How Do You Do It?

Four executives share their strategies for coping with it�or making it happen

Women should not only just embrace the concept of change, but work toward executable goals…

By Sonia Alleyne

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The Executive Leadership Council held its Seventh Annual Black Women’s Leadership Summit April 19 – 20, 2010 at the Federal Reserve in Washington, D.C. The event brought out  some of the most influential people in the public and private sectors to discuss the economic and political events that affect African American businesses and consumers. (Source: Kerry-Ann Hamilton)

ELC Hosts 2010 Black Women’s Leadership Summit

Some of the nation's most influential women focus on issues affecting African Americans

The Executive Leadership Council held its Seventh Annual Black Women’s Leadership Summit April 19 –…

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The Measure of Greatness

The legacy of Dorothy Height is even more prodigious in light of the obstacles she overcame

The life story of Dr. Dorothy Height, who died on Monday, often reads like a…

By Caroline Clarke

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We Mourn Dorothy Height’s Passing and Celebrate Her Life

Paying tribute to a 'dream giver' who was a catalyst for change

How can one pay adequate homage to Dorothy Height? One can’t really, but we are…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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For nearly half a century, Dorothy Irene Height has been a vocal champion and leader in the Civil Rights movement. As the only female member among the major leaders of the Civil Rights Movement—along with Martin Luther King, Whitney H. Young, A. Philip Randolph, James Farmer, Roy Wilkins and John Lewis—Height fought for equality and human rights for all people. Among her numerous accomplishments: Height was named to address issues of duress during the aftermath of the Harlem riot of 1935; appointed leader of the United Christian Youth Movement of North America in the New Deal era (1933); was on the staff of the National Board of the YWCA of the USA (1944 - 1977); elected president of the National Council of Negro Women (1957-1998); and received the NAACP Spingarn Medal,  the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Bill Clinton, and the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian and most distinguished award presented by the U.S.  Congress.  She was as well known for her extensive collection of hats, as well as for her indomitable spirit.  (Image source: New York University) (Click here to view Women of Power Legacy Award Dorothy Height Tribute video.)

Dorothy I. Height: Her Life in Pictures

As the only female member among the major leaders of the Civil Rights Movement Height fought for equality and human rights for all people

For nearly half a century, Dorothy Irene Height has been a vocal champion and leader…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Dorothy Height Dies at Age 98

Civil and women's rights leader leaves proud legacy of excellence in activism

Dorothy Irene Height, the chair and president emeritus of the National Council of Negro Women,…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Increase Your Bottom Line: Hire Women

How to keep women employed and help them advance

As the recession elapses and companies expand their search for talent again, employers should consider…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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It’s Time to Celebrate Financial Literacy Month!

Here are some great resources to help you boost your money I.Q.

April is Financial Literacy Month! And I want to take a break on our journey…

By Patricia Stallworth

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Now Read This: Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months

If entrepreneurship is your objective, Melinda Emerson offers a step-by-step road map

Small-business consultant Melinda F. Emerson, founder and CEO of Quintessence Multimedia, a marketing video production…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Mentorship Is as Important as Oxygen

The more career altitude you gain, the more necessary supportive relationships become

While the job landscape has changed with the advent of social media, what a mentor…

By Karen Taylor Bass

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Women of Power: 4 Boss Moves to Get Salary You Deserve

As the pay gap for women and men is highlighted today for Equal Pay Day,…

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10th Women of Power Summit Most Successful of All Time

Last week, Black Enterprise’s 10th Women of Power Summit, hosted by State Farm in Ft.…

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