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A Perfect Resting Place From One Company to Another Brewer Advances at Walmart Can This Woman Get You A Job? Women of Power Legacy Award Winners Morgan Stanley Executive Anticipates ‘Year of Confident Expectancy’ Book Excerpt: Expect to Win by Carla Harris 2010 Women of Power Summit Militants Kill 6 Pakistanis For Alleged US Spying Met Museum Pays Tribute to Eunice Johnson Ebony Co-Founder Eunice Johnson Dies Backtalk with Anika Noni Rose Tyra Banks Ending Talk Show Anika Noni Rose Adds Diva Glitz to Disney A Helping Hand Backtalk with Justine Simmons Stress-Free Work Results Resilience and Recovery Making Your Words and Actions Count After Workplace Gaffes From Blogging to Business Poll Results: Who Will Take Oprah’s Daytime TV Crown? Former Chicago Urban League President Runs for Senate Seat Oprah Winfrey to End Talk Show in 2011 Nerjyzing Diversity in the Video Gaming Industry How I Found My Opportunity Backtalk with Judith Jamison Talent Agent Uses Perseverance, Savvy to Represent Hollywood’s Elite Breast Cancer Survivors Backtalk with Wendy Williams How I Landed My Gig HHS Secretary Says ‘It’s Time for Change’ Ovarian Cancer Screening: The Elusive Goal More Black Females Graduating From HBCUs Than Black Males Ovarian Cancer: Risks & Facts Refashioning the Familiar Backtalk with Boris Kodjoe & Nicole Ari Parker The Do’s and Don’ts of Public Relations Wendy Williams Talks Departure, State of Urban Radio Standing Out Among Competitors Fair Access to Mortgages Still Illusive for Minority Women Ursula Burns Named Xerox CEO Michelle Obama Sparks Reaction at Time 100 Gala Backtalk with Jill Scott Sojourner Truth Celebrated With a Bust at the Capitol EPA’s Jackson Urges Blacks Not to Miss the Green Boat My Conversation with EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson You Buy the Peanut Butter, I’ll Get the Bread: The Absolutely True Adventures of Best Friends in Business You Buy the Peanut Butter, I’ll Get the Bread Backtalk with Leah Chase NCNW, Ashley Stewart Campaign to Empower Black Women, Girls A Woman’s Guide to Investing–Part II Safe Haven Johnnetta B. Cole to Lead National Museum of African Art Disney Unveils Its First Black Princess Women of Power: Envisioning the Bigger Picture Women of Power: Negotiation Know-How Women of Power: Exercise Your Own Power Women of Power: Don’t Let Fear Paralyze You Women of Power: Executive Coaching Women of Power: Accountability Counts Women of Power: An Educator Educates Women of Power: Don’t Play the Blame Game Women of Power: Practical Advice to Real Women Women of Power: Second Acts and New Beginnings Women of Power: The (Uncertain) Time Is Now Women of Power: ‘You Can’t Run Away From Self’ Women of Power: A Rich and Delicious Lesson Women of Power: One-on-One With Debra Langford Women of Power: Voices From the Conference Women of Power: Voice From the Summit Women of Power: Networking 101 Women of Power: Let the Networking Begin Maggie Lena Walker: The Making Of A Black Bank Oprah Means Business Women of Power: Let the Festivities Begin Women & Money: Joint Accounts a Good Idea … If You’re Married Women & Money: Managing Credit Card Debt Through Negotiation Women & Money: Looking Great Without Breaking the Bank Women & Money: Rebounding After a Divorce Why You Shouldn’t Miss the Women of Power Summit Get Your Life in Order for ’09 Your Health and Wellness Checklist

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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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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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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…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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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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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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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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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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Oprah Means Business

By focusing on her message and expanding empire, she proved long ago that Harpo Inc. is about more than just talk

For the past 15 years, Oprah Winfrey repeatedly told her team that production of her…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Women of Power: Let the Festivities Begin

Careers editor looks forward to her first summit

This week kicks off Black Enterprise’s 4th annual Women of Power Summit at the Ritz-Carlton…

By Dale Coachman

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Women & Money: Joint Accounts a Good Idea … If You’re Married

Unmarried couples advised not to tie finances together

Savvy money management skills are a necessity to weather these tough economic times. BlackEnterprise.com has…

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Women & Money: Managing Credit Card Debt Through Negotiation

Open communication key when when handling bills

Savvy money management skills are a necessity to weather these tough economic times. BlackEnterprise.com has…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Women & Money: Looking Great Without Breaking the Bank

Don't let vanity come between you and financial stability

Savvy money management skills are a necessity to weather these tough economic times. BlackEnterprise.com has…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Women & Money: Rebounding After a Divorce

Savvy money management skills are a necessity to weather these tough economic times. BlackEnterprise.com has…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Why You Shouldn’t Miss the Women of Power Summit

Join us in celebrating successful women of color

Calling all women of power! The fourth annual Women of Power Summit is almost here!…

By Sonja Mack

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Get Your Life in Order for ’09

Productivity expert Peggy Duncan talks streamlining, forward thinking

Last year saw economic disaster, record joblessness, and a discouraging outlook for 2009. Though the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Your Health and Wellness Checklist

How to be the best 'you' you can be

No matter how many loved ones are in your life, no one will ever care…

By Renita Burns

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Pam Grier to be Honored at Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit

Pam Grier to be honored with the Legacy Award at Black Enterprise’s 2015 Women of…

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Women of Power TV Show Set to Premiere October 25

Black Enterprise’s nationally syndicated Women’s Power show debuts October 25 on TV One.

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