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This Is the End of Black Female CEOs In Corporate America

Rosalind G. Brewer’s retirement as CEO of Sam’s Club marks the end of black female…

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Jeanette J. Epps First Black Woman To Call NASA International Space Station Home

Epps joins three other black women astronauts to travel in space

Astronaut Jeanette J. Epps is on a mission to space that will make her the…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Why This FinTech Founder Believes ‘Entrepreneurship Is the New Street Hustle’

From crack, to rap, to tech: A former drug dealer and rapper launches his own tech startup and talks about a fortuitous meeting.

Divine is prepared to launch his company’s first product—the BLAK card—a pre-paid debit card designed…

By Samara Lynn

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diversity

The 2016 50 Best Companies for Diversity

These 50 companies recognize the value of the link between diversity and engagement

These 50 companies recognize the value of the link between diversity and engagement, which is…

By Kali Wilder

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Deya Smith

Deya Smith Wants You to Be “Soft”

The Tom Joyner Morning Show producer talks embracing your feminine edge in order to win

Find out why Tom Joyner Morning Show producer, Deya Smith, feels like “soft” is the…

By Safon Floyd

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Miami Heat

This Miami Heat Forward Is Bringing More Jobs to the City

JFC Miami business to open Starbucks and Einstein Bros. Bagels locations

Learn about Miami Heat Forward Udonis Haslem plans to open two new Starbucks and two…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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adult children

Protect Your Wealth: Treat Adult Children As Tenants, Not Guests

When you allow your adult children to move back in, treat them as tenants, not guests, for their sakes and yours. Execute a mutual living agreement.

When you allow your adult children to move back in, treat them as tenants, not…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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broken behavior

Is Your Broken Behavior Causing You Money Woes

Don’t let shame impact how you spend, save, and invest your hard-earned cash

The goal of financial independence mandates that you are clear about your money situation at…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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It’s Like Kickstarter for Bail Money

Need bail money? Launch a crowdfunding campaign with Help Bond Me

You’ve been arrested. You could bail out, but you have no money to do so…

By Samara Lynn

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STEM

You Got to Math Like an African

The Tech 100 is a column that looks at race, religion, sex, politics, and business in terms of technology, because—yeah—they are all connected somehow

Entrepreneurs, engineers, and developers are emerging from Sub-Saharan African nations as though they are being…

By Samara Lynn

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corporate board seats

4 Ways Black Women Can Position Themselves for Corporate Board Seats

How women of color can break the glass ceiling and earn a seat on their corporate board of choice

In 2013, MetricStream Inc. CEO Shellye Archambeau received a call from Verizon Chairman and CEO…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Slack

The Road to TechConneXt: Stewart Butterfield, CEO, Slack

The Road to TechConneXt is a lead-up series to Black Enterprise's TechConneXt Technology Summit, profiling today's tech leaders and innovators. This week: legendary tech Founder and Slack CEO, Stewart Butterfield.

Perhaps no technological advancement has contributed more to the decline of email, changing the way…

By Samara Lynn

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accelerators

Best Accelerators For Minority Startups and Small Businesses To Get Funding

From Silicon Valley to Silicon Alley, these accelerators are popular destinations

Studies show that the survival rates of companies that go through an accelerator are three…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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AT&T

Digital Divine: AT&T and Inspired Mobility

People are increasingly turning to their smartphones and other mobile devices to find inspiration and spiritual connection, according to new data from AT&T

A new study reveals more of us are using our mobile devices to find inner…

By Samara Lynn

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real estate

Throwback Thursday: Black Professionals Ban To Invest In Commercial Real Estate

How a group of black doctors and Cincinnati, Ohio, business people pooled their money as first-time investors

It was a bittersweet moment for Carl Satterwhite when he was toasting the purchase of…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Chicago

100 Black Men of Chicago to Host a Night at the Museum

The 100 Black Men of Chicago organization creates scholarship endowments for college-bound students

100 Black Men of Chicago will be hosting A Night at the Museum, a white…

By Robin White Goode

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Lena Horne

Legendary Lena Horne Talks Racial Injustice

"The more we change, the more it stays the same."

Watch as singer, dancer, actress and civil rights activist Lena Horne shares her disappointment in…

By Safon Floyd

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Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter To Black Businesses In Fight for Social Justice

African American entrepreneurs and executives are using their political and financial clout to drive policing reform

The Black Lives Matter movement has struck a chord with African American executives and entrepreneurs.…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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These BE 100 companies are leading the charge with health and fitness initiatives that ensure higher productivity and employee satisfaction rates. According to a recent Gallup poll, 86% of employees weigh more than their normal weight. Employee sick days costs American businesses $160 billion in lost productivity, according to the National Partnership for Women & Families.
When employees pay attention to improving their health, overall productivity increases and possibly sick days, too. We looked at several BE 100 companies who are doing just that. From Zumba to employee rewards, companies want more than someone showing up to work everyday. These companies want to increase the quality of their employee lives, too.

BE 100s ‘Most Innovative’ Workplace Wellness Programs

Employee sick days costs American businesses $160 billion in lost productivity, according to the National Partnership for Women & Families

These BE 100 companies are leading the charge with wellness initiatives that ensure higher productivity…

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Davorio Stevenson

BE Modern Man: Meet “Mr. Business Capital” Davorio Stevenson

BE Modern Man honors 100 men making an impact in their career, community, and relationships

BE Modern Man honors 100 men making an impact in their career, community, and relationships.

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India

#TechieTips: 4 Things to Consider When Working With Remote Developers in India

India is one of the top countries where startups and other businesses look for talent…

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resolutions

How to Keep Your Healthy New Year’s Resolutions Going Strong

For millions of people, the new year is also starting with new year resolutions around…

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