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CAMAC Holdings Inc. was the second black-owned enterprise to gain membership into the BE 100s billion dollar club when it reached the No. 1 slot on our 2003 INDUSTRIAL/SERVICE 100. In fact, the Houston-based oil and gas exploration, consulting and engineering company was only a hair away from achieving the milestone when it made its debut on our industrial/service list in 2002 - - gross sales for 2001 were $979.5 million. Operated by Nigerian-born Kase Lawal, CAMAC (which stands for Cameroon-American) grew through its ability to integrate upstream services, the production of oil and gas, and downstream operations, which included trading and refining of its products. CAMAC, which reported its highest level of revenues-- $2.43 billion-- on the 2009 list, left the BE 100s in  2011 after shifts in operational structure, management and ownership.

BE 100s Billion-Dollar Club: Lessons from Top-Earning Black Business

Check out the eight companies who have surpassed $1 billion in revenues

Over the past four decades, only eight black-owned companies have surpassed $1 billion in revenues.…

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Black Enterprise Publishes Exclusive Registry Of African Americans On Corporate Boards

Report lists 176 black corporate directors of America’s 250 largest public companies, identifies 74 Ccorporations with no black directors

BLACK ENTERPRISE (BE) has released its latest exclusive report on African American representation on the…

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Businesswomen Disrupt Sports Merchandising Industry with Team Couture

Cassandra Johnson and Audrey Tolson talk filling niche among female enthusiasts

Founders of Team Couture, Cassandra Johnson and Audrey Tolson saw a need in sports merchandising…

By Candace Mitchell

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Obama’s Message To CEOs: Quit Complaining

President believes 'fat-cat bankers' have it too good these days to complain

President Obama believes “fat-cat bankers” have it too good these days to complain.

By Richard Spiropoulos

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America’s Most Powerful Black CEOs in Corporate America

African-American business leaders across the nation

What makes the departure of Clarence Otis as CEO of Darden Restaurants so significant is…

By Derek T. Dingle

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BE 100s: 5 Lessons On Attracting, Retaining Talent

Commonground founders share insights on diverse staff and collaborative environment

Operaters of one of the fastest-growing BE 100s agencies, Sherman Wright and Ahmad Islam of…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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6 Ways to Reach Business Success Sooner

6 Ways To Take Your Career To The Next Level

These steps will ensure you boost visibility and results

If you’re a professional looking to take your career to the next level and never…

By Kandia Johnson

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Listen Up: 4 Ways to Improve Every Conversation

Upgrade your people skills and success with these steps

Here’s how to sharpen your conversational skills, upgrade your personal interactions—and your success.

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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Cool Jobs: Bravo TV’s Todd Tucker Talks Boss Moves Up Front and Behind the Scenes

Entrepreneur discusses his rise through the ranks, tips for young professionals

Todd Tucker, TV production exec and star on Bravo TV’s Real Housewives of Atlanta, shares…

By Daron Pressley

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BE 100s: Biblical Lessons to Achieve Business Success

Take heed to tips from one of the world's best-selling books of all time

Successful BE 100s CEO Pamela Rodgers, of Rodgers Chevrolet, says the Bible’s book of Ephesians…

By Alan Hughes

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6 Key Aspects of Workplace Culture

How these factors impact your performance

Are you conscious of workplace culture and how you fit into it—or don’t? Being aware…

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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How Going Green Made This Developer A lot of Green

Why Cedric Franklin built a market leader by developing eco-friendly properties

Harley Stanfield’s projects go beyond real estate and include recycling plants in the Seattle and…

By Alan Hughes

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BE 100s: Nation’s Most Successful Black-Owned Businesses

Check out the full list for the best of the best in auto, financial services and more

Black Enterprise ranks the most successful black-owned businesses via its 42nd annual BE 100s list.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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BE 100s: 5 Tips On How To Position Your Business

Holland Capital's Monica L. Walker is delivering top financial performance in a male-dominated industry

Holland Capital offers 100% equity portfolio management, mainly to institutional investors, with $4.9 billion in…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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BE 100s 2014: Top Black-Owned Businesses in the U.S.

BE 100s: Nation’s Top Black-Owned Businesses By the Numbers

Take a look at the top black-owned industrial/service and auto businesses

Black Enterprise breakdown by the numbers of the nation’s top black-owned auto and industrial/service companies.

By Janell Hazelwood

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BE 100s: 6 Success Strategies for Beating the Competition

Industry leader and ChemicoMays CEO Leon Richardson shares path to growth

Find out how you can grow your small business from industry leader and BE 100s…

By Alan Hughes

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Scale is King: Top Lessons From Nation’s Largest Black Businesses

How CEOs of Black Enterprise's BE 100s have remodeled firms for expansion

What will boost your business’ bottom line? Learn from the top black-owned businesses in the…

By Derek T. Dingle

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President Obama cut in half patent fees for small businesses and entrepreneurs. For entrepreneurs working on new technologies, consumer products and other inventions, this is an automatic 50% savings. (Source: White House and U.S. Patent and Trademark Office)

Small Biz Alert! Protecting Intellectual Property: Patents 101

Tips on guarding your Intellectual Property and everything you wanted to know about Patents

3. Not fully appreciating the full financial value of its intellectual property. Often, people focused on…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Risk and Reward: Clay Donahue Fontenot, One of the Most ‘Sought-After’ Stuntmen in the Business

Award-winning professional belongs to rare breed

Award-winning stuntman belongs to rare breed of professionals paid to risk personal safety during a…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Jeff Friday is Bringing Hollywood to Independent Filmmaking

'I consider myself a change agent'

American Black Film Festival Founder Jeff Friday talks about the future of ABFF and independent…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Executive Leadership: What Is Your Professional Reality?

How to navigate management in order to adequately produce results

Executive coach Michelle Awuku-Tatum shares tips on how Corporate America professionals can define leadership reality…

By Michelle Awuku-Tatum

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AARP Details Investments, Growth and Retirement Through Charts

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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James Francis, Council of Urban Professionals board chair, addressed attendees.

Council of Urban Professionals Honors Industry Leaders in NYC

The Council of Urban Professionals honored leaders in finance, tech and media at its 7th…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Manufacturers like HTC, Apple, and Samsung have agreed to voluntarily implement the anti-theft technology.

Your Next Smartphone Could Have a Kill Switch

Security measures used by smartphone makers and carriers could render a stolen iPhone worthless

Companies like Apple, and Samsung, and carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile, have agreed to a…

By Patrick Austin

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Black Enterprise Hackathon Photo Gallery [Day 2]

The second and final day of the Hackathon was full of last-minute coding and presentations.

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The Hackathon's judges deliberating with each other after each…

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Black Enterprise Hackaton Photo Gallery [Day 1]

The first day of the Black Enterprise Driving Innovation Hackathon presented by Toyota was filled with idea development and team setup.

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Host Mike Street interviewed Bruce Lincoln, co-founder of Silicon…

By Patrick Austin

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Chris Grant led the team behind Viza, the winning app in Black Enterprise's Driving Innovation Hackathon.

Black Enterprise Driving Innovation Hackathon Champions

The winning team created Viza, an app that encourages good environmental choices and rewards positive behavior with coupons.

Chris Grant led the team behind Viza, the winning app in Black Enterprise’s Driving Innovation…

By Patrick Austin

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Black Enterprise Driving Innovation Hackathon Day 2 Morning Recap

We're up all night to get code-y at the Black Enterprise Driving Innovation Hackathon presented by Toyota

Congratulations to the winners!

By Patrick Austin

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Black Enterprise Driving Innovation Hackathon Day 1 Morning Recap

The morning of the Driving Innovation Hackathon was filled with hackers arriving to form teams and present their big ideas.

This Saturday, over 25 hackers and coders showed up at Black Enterprise headquarters to show…

By Patrick Austin

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Check out the Hackathon from home with our livestream of the event.

Watch BlackEnterprise’s Driving Innovation Hackathon on LiveStream Today

Join Black Enterprise and Toyota Saturday and Sunday for the Driving Innovation Hackathon livestream

Black Enterprise’s Driving Innovation Hackathon presented by Toyota will be livestreaming the event this Saturday…

By Patrick Austin

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BE Hackathon 2014: Q&A With Hackathon Judges and Hosts

Black Enteprise's Driving Innovation Hackathon judges answer a few questions about coding and opportunities.

Here are the judges

By Patrick Austin

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Black Enterprise, Toyota to Host ‘Hackathon’ for Black Techies in NYC

Join us on March 29th and 30th for this historic Hackathon

Leaders of the technology and innovation communities will judge which team was most successful

By Patrick Austin

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What Playing Sports Can Teach You About Business

I participated in basketball during my high school and college years, embracing and enjoying that period of play and comradeship

As long as I can remember, I have been involved in organized ball as a…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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A Woman of Power attendee asks the panel how audience members can encourage more African American female students to embrace STEM fields.

Women of Power: Why We Must Educate Our Daughters in STEM

Gates Foundation and leaders explore challenges and solutions

At the Black Enterprise Women of Power summit, leaders talked importance of educating girls in…

By Derek T. Dingle

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How this BE 100′s Company Survived Last Year’s Sequestration

Your daily money bite

When the government shut down last year, it created a very challenging business climate for…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Black History Month: 5 Lessons From 5 Business Legends

Check out the 5 business legends who paved the way for many of the world's black business leaders

Guess who is on this list

By Derek T. Dingle

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Join IBOM LLC and Black Enterprise for a conversation on using social media to take your business global.

#SMW 2014: Innov8tiv Talks How to Launch A Global Business

Technology news site Innov8tiv, hosted a panel during Social Media Week 2014 at NYU, in partnership with IBOM LLC, and Black Enterprise

Technology news site Innov8tiv, hosted a panel during Social Media Week 2014 at NYU, in…

By Patrick Austin

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Beverly Tatum, Ph.D., will be honored with the Barbara Graves Awards at the 2015 Women of Power Summit. (Image: Spelman College)

Spelman College President Beverly Tatum On Preparing the Next Gen of STEM Leaders

Black Enterprise’s ‘Educating Our Daughters’ speaker discusses women in STEM

Black Enterprise caught up with Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum to talk about the future of…

By Janel Martinez

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Best-Selling Author Frans Johannsson: ‘Why Hard Work Alone Doesn’t Guarantee Success’

Frans Johansson and The Medici Group are new-school innovators looking to bring their solutions to the world of business

It’s hard to believe that before the launch of the iPhone, telecom leaders predicted that…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Learn How This Former College Professor Got Her Black Doll Collection in Walmart

Lisa Williams' "Positively Perfectly" dolls are sold in more than 3000 stores

Have you purchased one for your child?

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Five Ways to Grow a Successful Side Business

A side business can be successful if managed right

Tips to help your successful side business grow

By C. Daniel Baker

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As Golf Brand Expands at Under Armour, a Young Executive’s Drive Comes Into Full Form

For Under Armour, the buzz word is always growth. For the sport of golf at Under Armour, the possibilities are endless

Getting to know one of Under Armour’s rising stars in Baltimore

By Darren Sands

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5 Reasons Why You Need Life Insurance

Why you should make this option a permanent part of your financial life

Do you have life insurance?

By Jennifer Streaks

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Insurance Agency Owner Shares 5 Tips for Entering the Business

Are you interested in a career switch to insurance?

Smith offered 5 tips for anyone interested in becoming an insurance professional

By BLACK ENTERPRISE

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Discussing Supplier Diversity From a Diverse Perspective

How to make improvements in the current state of corporate supplier diversity affairs and your supplier

Let’s talk about the benefits of diverse business owners

By C. Daniel Baker

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Healthy Competition Will Keep Your Business Growing

Expert Richard Duncan explains why businesses perform best when there's competition near

Do you have competition in your business environment?

By C. Daniel Baker

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Dodd-Frank Act Includes Creation of Office of Minority and Women Inclusion

The federal banking agencies establish an Office of Minority and Women Inclusion

Each company’s organizational commitment to diversity and inclusion

By C. Daniel Baker

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How Richard Horton Made the Transition from Musician to Insurance Sales

Your life can take you in many career turns you would never expect

Richard Horton didn’t quite set his sights on becoming an insurance industry professional however

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Are NMSDC and Supplier Diversity at a Crossroads?

Is supplier diversity a priority for the NMSDC anymore?

Sources suggest that there now is a rift between the old guard and the new…

By C. Daniel Baker

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7 Tips for Mentors to Establish an Effective Relationship

Building a lasting relationship is what mentorship is about

Don’t push mentorship on someone

By C. Daniel Baker

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Felecia Hatcher of Feverish Pops On Her Social Media Savvy Company and Sweet Life of Entrepreneurship

PopPreneur invests in business and burgeoning tech ecosystem in Miami

For her passion for tech, love of entrepreneurship and dedication to the next gen, BlackEnterprise.com…

By Janel Martinez

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Where to Eat, Go and Party in the One Happy Island of Aruba

With so many options that the island has to offer, the only real question is where to start?

This island will make you want to never go back home

By Kimberly Wilson

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Going Global With Your Business? Here Are The Steps to Achieve It

With the widespread adoption of the social network culture in most countries of the world, accessing global customers is fairly easy

Here is how you can achieve global business success

By C. Daniel Baker

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Chrysler Group Hosts Michigan Matchmaking Event to Cultivate Growth in Small Businesses

More than 2,500 applications were submitted for participation by Michigan businesses

Chrysler Group opened its doors to host an event matching its own business needs and…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Top 5 Strategies for Diverse Supplier Success Tips allow organizations to more competitively seek contracts and growth opportunities

5 Strategies for Diverse Supplier Program Success

Cintas Corporation shared its top five strategies for supplier diversity success

According to a 2012 survey, nearly 72 percent of organizations expect their total supplier diversity…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Mayor Designates Supplier Diversity and Inclusion Week in Baltimore

Supplier diversity is a key initiative in the state of Maryland

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake designated the week of October 28th – November 1st, as Supplier Diversity…

By C. Daniel Baker

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celebrate the first anniversary of its Women Vetrepreneurship Program

Why Bringing Women Owned Businesses Into Supplier Chain Makes Sense

On average less than 1% of global corporate or government spend is on women-owned businesses in any country

The gap remains staggering between male and female business owners

By C. Daniel Baker

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Rainbow PUSH Calls for More Black Auto Dealers, Suppliers

Rainbow PUSH Coalition leaders Wednesday urged automakers to add more African-American automotive dealers and African-American suppliers

The push is on for more automotive companies to make diversity a priority

By C. Daniel Baker

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7 Deadly Sins of Business Growth

Here's how to stay away from a business funeral

There are several underlying issues that make growing your company completely different from everything else…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Like to Travel? Visit the Top Travel Photographers on Instagram

If you can't afford to travel, you can dream through these pictures

Here is a gallery of the best Instagrammers to follow on the travel front

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The Unofficial Guide to Being a Grown Man

Would you follow these rules?

Do you agree with these types of lists?

By BLACK ENTERPRISE

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Find Out How to Get Your Product on a Wal-Mart Shelf

Do you think your product belong on the prize Wal-Mat shelves?

Supplier diversity is Wal-Mart’s MVP

By BLACK ENTERPRISE

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Aflac Sales Leader Finds Rewards in Taking the Wheel

Lisa Hutcherson has made amazing strides at AFLAC growing through the ranks of the company…

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Recognizing and Managing the 5 Stages of Small Business Growth

Here's how to know whether your business is growing or not

Understanding the stages of small business growth and inherent problems can help you assess where…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Personality Compatibility: Take note of substantive interactions with your potential mentor. As with any long-term relationship, it's important to make sure your personalities complement each other. Be aware of communication habits, goals and mindset on pursuit of goals. Also, some mentors have personal qualities that one aspires to. If that's the case for you, be sure to choose someone who has positive personality traits you would like to strengthen.

6 Tips for Making Mentorships Work

Mentorship needs commitment from both sides

Here is some advice

By C. Daniel Baker

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How to Make Your Name a Rockstar Brand Like Martha Stewart’s

Can your name become as big as Martha's?

Can our names become rockstar brands like Martha’s, too?

By C. Daniel Baker

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Watch Ramon Ray Teach You Internet Marketing at Small Business University

The tech expert educates our audience

Join us for week 2 of Small Business University

By BLACK ENTERPRISE

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How WBENC Helps Companies & Women-Owned Businesses

The event featured a plethora of speakers who were really focused on benefitting the WBEs

The organization continues to support the causes of women entrepreneurs

By C. Daniel Baker

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Focus on Diversity Can Drive the Bottom Line, Speaker Says

Those are all good reasons, but businesses should also look for ways in which an emphasis on diversity can help drive growth

Diversity is key for any business to succeed

By C. Daniel Baker

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National Association of Women Business Owners Partners with LeanIn.org

Why Bringing Women-Owned Business into the Supply Chain Makes Sense

Supplier diversity is key for women's advancement

One of the primary ways that large companies can sustainably empower women is through supplier…

By C. Daniel Baker

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The Lynn twins' work has been collected by celebrities and industry leaders including Earl Graves, Sr., Bill Cosby, Kanye West and Bob Johnson. They have enjoyed more than 15 years of success walking the professional path they say chose them.


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Mackey Sisters Present Landmark Twins Exhibit at NYC’s Schomburg

Jerry and Terry Lynn showcase talent and talk professional passion

The Mackey Twins Art Gallery presented a landmark two-day event at New York’s Schomburg to…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Professional Diversity Network Launches Inaugural Diversity Recruitment Conference in Chicago, IL

The US total diversity labor force currently exceeds 56 million individuals

Professional Diversity Network, announced today that it will host its inaugural Professional Diversity Networking Conference…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Confused About the Mentoring Process? 6 Tips to Help

What do you think a mentor really is?

A mentor relationship doesn’t have to be formal, complicated or time-consuming.

By C. Daniel Baker

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2013 Best Companies for Diversity

A compiled list of companies with the most diverse employees

The companies that appear on the HispanicBusiness 2013 Best Companies for Diversity list are not…

By Sasha King

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Charles Barkley Discusses Supplier Diversity at Advertising Week

Charles Barkley agrees to speak about the importance of supplier diversity in advertising

It’s not every day that an NBA Hall of Famer and basketball television analyst leaves…

By Sasha King

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Diversity Can Be a Driving Force in Business Growth

University of Virginia professor argues that “There is opportunity in disparity"

Businesses often embrace diversity among their employees, customers and suppliers for compliance reasons, ethical reasons…

By Sasha King

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Martin Ekechukwu Pushed The Growth of His Tea Brand Into Retail Stores

Emerging entrepreneur is brewing an empire in the beverage industry

Experts have long touted tea as a healthier alternative to sugary drinks and even flavored…

By Emerald S. Morrow

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Natural Hair is Big Business For Black Entrepreneurs

A lucrative industry for a new generation of hair care product suppliers

Wendi Levy, 43, and Kim Etheredge, 41, two biracial women, started their company, Mixed Chicks,…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Avis Budget Group Named to Supplier Diversity “Best of the Best” List

Avis' supplier diversity program is recognized as the top program for women business owners.

Avis’ supplier diversity program is recognized as the top program for women business owners.

By Sasha King

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Chrysler’s Annual MatchMaker Event Big on Supplier Diversity

Chrysler's annual matchmaker event helps minority owned businesses gain access to supplier development.

Chrysler Group is committed to creating a diverse and sustainable supply base that directly reflects…

By Sasha King

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The World’s 100 Best Art Galleries

Have you been to any?

Who’s your favorite artist?

By C. Daniel Baker

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Minority Businesses Converge on Chrysler Group Headquarters to Become Top Tier Suppliers

The automaker held its 14th annual Matchmaker event attracting nearly 3,000 minority, veteran and women-owned enterprises

Chrysler Group’s supplier diversity goals require that 10% of a Tier 1 supplier’s procurement buy…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Small Business Advantage Video Series: ‘You Are The Most Valuable Asset of Your Business’

More valuable than any software of piece of equipment of software you can invest in, the most important asset in your business is YOU.

The same maintenance and care you’d take for any part of your company, you have…

By Deven

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New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council Salutes Veteran Multicultural Businesses

Are you part of the council?

The New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council (The Council) celebrated veteran minority…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Pepco Reaches Out to Diverse Suppliers

Over 80 suppliers attended the forum

Pepco’s focused on serving disabled veteran owned businesses, as well as minority and woman owned…

By C. Daniel Baker

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USHCC Applauds Ford for a 35 Year Commitment to its Supplier Diversity and Development Program

Diversity efforts land Ford honors

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) commends Ford Motor Company for its Supplied…

By C. Daniel Baker

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The African Americans Directing America’s Largest Corporations

Our exclusive list of the most powerful guardians of shareholder value

We created our exclusive BLACK ENTERPRISE Registry of Corporate Directors to place a spotlight on…

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Diversity and Mentorship Opportunities Important to Save-A-Lot Employees

How important is diversity and mentorship at your company?

Jason Harris went from senior procurement buyer to category director for Save-A-Lot using their mentoring…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Wal-Mart Contest Inspires Long Island Entrepreneurs

A total of five winners will have the chance to sell their products on walmart.com, and possibly in Walmart stores

Now, Mazzurco and more than 30 Long Island individuals and companies are hoping to hit…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Siena College Student Hoping to Get His Invention on Wal-Mart Shelves

Do you think he has a shot at winning?

A Siena College student is getting national attention for inventing a device to help train…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Startup Competition Winners Say Mentorship is The Key to Efficiency

Owners of WeDidIt crowdfunding platform talk how mentorship helped them

Finding a mentor early is the best way startups can focus on the things that…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Back to School Lessons for Growing Your Business

You're never too old for some schooling

As children go back to school, what they do is a reminder for business. Consider…

By C. Daniel Baker

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If banks turn down your request for financing, consider a factor

Start Small, Grow Towards Financing Your Business

Patience is essential when starting a business

Friends and family are the No. 1 source for financing of new businesses

By C. Daniel Baker

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How Venture Capital Helps Drive the Startup Economy

Access to Capital is Still a Challenge for Minority Business Enterprises

Have you confronted barriers in trying to raise capital for your business

For new businesses having access to working capital could mean the difference between the success…

By C. Daniel Baker

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SBA Creating Access and Opportunity for Women-Owned Small Businesses via ChallengeHER

How You Can Gain Greater Access to Federal Contracts

Small Business opportunities in America's federal supply chain.

SBA Deputy Administrator Marie Johns
Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and, over the…

By Marie Johns

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How Your Business Can Profit From the New Industrial Revolution

American manufacturing is poised to enter a new era of explosive growth

It is imperative that African American companies, large and small, fully participate in this new…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Startup Culture’s Lack of Diversity Stifles Innovation

By aiming the bar of entry high and at more affluent customers, Startup culture is missing a chance to diversify

If you’re young and poor in America, odds are you use a smartphone.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Citizens Bank President Pushes for Workforce and Industry Diversity at Chamber

Citizens Bank Pennsylvania remains committed to building the region’s economy, workforce and diversity.

Because Citizens is actually over capitalized, its business loan business is up 20 percent when…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Carolinas Supplier Development Chief Tackles Challenges

The Carolinas Minority Supplier Development Council focus is helping both communities develop strategies to improve their bottom line.

The organization needs an infusion of programs

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Leaked Documents Reveal Managers Struggling to Manage Diverse Teams

Target's Diversity Scripts empower leaders to address difficult and real-life diversity situations

The scripts present a long list of possible scenarios in which managers and employees discuss…

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Hiring Need Spurs CEO Push for Diversity from General Electric, Xerox

Big corporations such as GM are realizing that hiring more women and minorities is good for profits

Is diversity essential for every company?

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Do Diverse Teams Make Better Decisions?

The topic is diversity in London

How are companies handling diversity in Europe?

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UPS Foundation Gives $7.6 Million to Diversity and Veterans Causes

UPS Foundation continues its efforts helping out communities

UPS will donate close to $8 million

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9 Awesome Certifications to Make You More Marketable

What better way to become more competitive than upgrading your knowledge?

Nothing like more knowledge to boost your resume. Here are a few options to get…

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The Art of the Cold Call: How Mastering It Can Lead to Gigs

Entrepreneurs share tips for success

Cringe at the thought of just calling someone you don’t know, only to get the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Survey: Women Make Better Decisions in Management

Ability to make fair decisions cited as advantageous

According to report, women are better corporate leaders due to their ability to make fair…

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Keep It Together: Work-Life Balance for Millennials

How to effectively juggle just starting out and bigger boss moves

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There are thousands of philosophies out there on how much priority should be…

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Dennis Kimbro to Keynote Carolinas Minority Supplier Development Council Conference

Dr. Kimbro is the author of "The Wealth Choice: Success Secrets of Black Millionaires."

This year’s theme: “Leading Economic Impact – One Connection at A Time,” will highlight best…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Looking to Take the Freelance Leap? Here’s How to Transition

Before making a move, check out this strategy to get started

Looking to take that leap into self-employment or consulting. Here’s how to take the best…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Silicon Valley National Utility Industry Conference Displays American MWBE-led Innovation and Industry Trends

Silicon Valley Utility Industry Conference Showcases Minority and Women Owned Businesses

Conference was attended by over 20 utility companies from across the country

Minority and women entrepreneurs with innovative solutions attended the 30th anniversary conference focused on developing…

By C. Daniel Baker

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NMSDC, University of Washington Foster School of Business Announce Partnership

NMSDC, University of Washington Foster School of Business Announce Partnership

Alliance aims to grow minority owned businesses

This agreement will provide minority business enterprises a new opportunity at one of the country’s…

By C. Daniel Baker

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WE USA Magazine Honors Northrop Grumman's Gloria Pualani for Supplier Diversity

Gloria Pualani Honored as One of the Top 50 Women in Corporate Supplier Diversity

Pualani is an advocate for small, women-owned and minority-owned business

Pualani was recognized for playing an integral role in connecting diverse suppliers with purchasing opportunities…

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‘After Earth’ Stars Will Smith and Jaden Smith Dish on Money, Expensive Taste

Will Smith discusses former tax problems

“I’m very serious with my kids about them comprehending the intricacies of global finance,” Will…

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Ford's Supplier Diversity Development Program: 35 Years of Empowering Minority, Women and Veteran Business Owners

Ford’s Supplier Diversity Program Celebrates 35 Years Empowering Business Owners

Veterans are the new key focus for the Supplier Diversity Development program

In 2012 Ford spent $5.7 billion with tier-one minority-owned suppliers, $1.2 billion with tier-one women-owned…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Estate Planning With Your Children in Mind

Leaving money to pay for burial costs as well as to heirs is just part of the estate planning process.

Life insurance payouts can be used to pay off debts and loans, making it possible…

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MLB Hall of Famer Duke Snider Talks Jackie Robinson

Former Brooklyn Dodgers teammate Duke Snider talks about Jackie Robinson.

Today, we have a quote from a Hall of Famer and former teammate of Robinson,…

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The Top 5 Highest Grossing Domestic Sports Movies

With '42' the top movie this weekend, we've listed the top 5 sports movies ever

Which of these movies was your favorite?

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Check Out The Black Trailblazers Who Paved The Way For Us All

In a new campaign called "Black Enterprise Trailblazers" sponsored by Wal-Mart we take a look at the black trailblazers who paved the way

Read up on many of the men and women who paved the way for this…

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MLB All-Star Albert Pujols Talks Jackie Robinson

Did you go see the movie?

Today, we have a quote from one of baseball’s biggest stars, Los Angeles Angels of…

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Jackie Robinson Biopic ’42′ Scores Highest Grossing Baseball Movie Debut

Jackie Robinson's widow, Rachel Robinson, helped in development of film

Film about breaking MLB’s color line did much better than expected

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Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin Remembers Jackie Robinson

Doris Kearns Goodwin has followed baseball since she was six years old

“You just hope that blacks today understand the shoulders on which they stand.”

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MLB All-Star Robinson Cano Talks Jackie Robinson

Did you see the movie?

Today, we have a quote from one of baseball’s biggest stars, New York Yankees second…

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Red Sox Rookie Jackie Bradley Jr. Comments on ’42′

Film left something to be desired, Sox rookie says

Bradley Jr., 23, has shown an awareness of how he perceives his performance during the…

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MLB All Star Derek Jeter Talks Importance of Jackie Robinson

MLB All Star and New York Yankees mainstay Derek Jeter discussed the importance of Jackie Robinson.

Jeter dishes on the man who paved the way.

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Former MLB Player Darryl Strawberry Talks Jackie Robinson

Major League Baseball is celebrating the legacy of Jackie Robinson this month

Today, we have a quote from one of baseball’s most beleaguered and famed former stars,…

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Power Hitter: Legendary MLB Player Hank Aaron a Hit in Business Field

Baseball legend Hank Aaron scores big with his import dealerships

At Hank Aaron BMW in Union City, Georgia, you can smell it in the air

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Kevin Liles Hosts Celebrity Friends for ‘42’ Screening

Additionally this year and every year on April 15, Major League Baseball celebrates Jackie Robinson Day.

The stars came out for this event.

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10 Things You May Not Have Known About Jackie Robinson

Did you know all of this?

Jackie Robinson’s (wiki) 42 movie is hitting theaters this week and many want to learn…

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Former MLB Manager Cito Gaston Talks Jackie Robinson

Jackie paved the way for many

The first black manager to win a World Series talks about the first black man…

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Honoring Our Trailblazers: Black Actors and Actresses who Paved the Way

James Earl Jones, Sidney Poitier and Ruby Dee headline the list

If it weren’t for actors like Sidney Poitier and Ruby Dee fighting for roles they…

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With Regards to ’42′, Let’s Not Forget About Other Black Pioneers

Fox News' Fay Vincent acknowledges other trailblazers who have had similar experiences as Jackie Robinson

There were other black ballplayers who have similar stories as Jackie Robinson

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Changing the Game and Making History: How Supplier Diversity Is Walmart’s MVP

The retail giant is highlighting its lauded supplier diversity efforts by paying tribute not only to Robinson but to everyday African American history makers.

Walmart last year teamed up with Black Enterprise to develop a series of 20/20 Vision…

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MLB All Star Mariano Rivera Talks Jackie Robinson

Jackie had a great impact on Mariano.

Today, we have a quote from one of baseball’s biggest stars, New York Yankees closer,…

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Trailblazer James Lewis, Publisher of The Birmingham Times Remembered

James Lewis took over his father's paper in 1998

James Lewis, the son of the founder of Birmingham’s first black newspaper passed on Sunday…

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Trailblazers of Education: 7 Black Women Who Broke Barriers

Scholar pioneers who advance intellect and innovation of society

Here’s a look a seven female pioneers who advance the plight of education around the…

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The Business Trailblazers and Titans of Black America

The 40 most powerful African Americans in business-and how they shaped our world

When black enterprise published its first issue four decades ago, the era was marked by…

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MLB All Star Torii Hunter Talks Jackie Robinson

Hunter has done much to bring attention to the lack of African Americans in baseball.

Today, we have a quote from one of baseball’s most socially active superstars, Torii Hunter.

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MLB Hall of Famer Willie Mays Talks Jackie Robinson

Willie dishes on Jackie.

Today, we have a quote from one of baseball’s five greatest players ever, according to…

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Some Concerns With Possible Omissions in Jackie Robinson’s ’42′

The Nation's Dave Zirin feels like we won't get the full story about Jackie Robinson in the biopic, '42'

What else about Jackie Robinson will the filmmakers leave out of the film?

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Check Out Some Stills From The Jackie Robinson Biopic ’42′

Looking at the photos should give you extra incentive to see the movie, '42'

These pictures document the historical film, ’42′, which documents Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier.

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Reasons To Go See The Jackie Robinson Biopic ’42′

VIBE magazine gives several reasons why you should go see this historical movie

What would stop you from going to see the Jackie Robinson ’42′ movie? Nothing.

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The Future of Basbeall? 10 Facts About Jackie Bradley, Jr.

Do you think Bradley Jr., can resurrect the Red Sox?

Rookie phenom is one of the top prospects in Major League Baseball this season

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MLB All Star CC Sabathia Talks Jackie Robinson

The pitcher talks about the impact the legend had on the game

Today, we have a quote from one of baseball’s best pitchers and former Cy Young…

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MLB Legend and Icon Hank Aaron Talks Jackie Robinson

"Hammerin" Hank Aaron suffered his share of racial injustice as a MLB star.

Today, we have a quote from one of baseball’s legends and icons, Hank Aaron.

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Harrison Ford Defends Use of N-Word in “42″ Movie

N-word used tastefully, according to Ford.

Ford calls the use of the racial slur “historically accurate”

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You Don’t Say! 10 Unbelievable Myths About Black People

Black Enterprise looks at 10 of the Black community's craziest myths.

As Black History Month comes to an end, Black Enterprise explores 10 of the most…

By Amber McKynzie

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Jackie Robinson Film, ’42′, Screening to Help KC Negro Leagues

Actors Harrison Ford and Andre Holland will attend the advance showing

Advance screening will take place where Jackie Robinson started his professional career with a Negro…

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Ford’s Award-Winning Diversity Program Exceeds Minority-Owned Business Spending Goals

Ford’s Diversity Program Exceeds Minority-Owned Business Spending Goals

Ford purchased $5.7 billion in goods and services from minority-owned businesses in 2012

Every year Ford aims to source at least 10 percent of U.S. purchases from minority,and…

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More than just a basketball All-Star, Shaquille O’Neal is an entrepreneur. He earned his MBA online through the University of Phoenix in 2005, and has since put it to work in various business ventures.

The Many Business Ventures of Shaquille O’Neal

Post-retirement, Shaquille O'Neal has become an entrepreneur.

Did you know Shaq has invested in companies such as Google and Vitamin Water?

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Bringing African Americans Back into Baseball

Will outreach efforts foster diversity?

Major League Baseball’s first Urban Invitational baseball tournament brought historically black colleges and universities to…

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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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