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Black Birthdays for February 1st: Rick James, Big Boi and More

Every day of Black History Month this February we will alert you to the birthdays of the many celebrities, activists and athletes.

Check out whose birthday it was today.

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: Black Enterprise Founder Earl G. Graves, Sr.

Today, February 1st, our first quote comes from Black Enterprise Magazine Founder & Publisher, Earl G. Graves.

We will publish a landmark quote from an African American legend every day of Black…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Historic Black Enterprise Magazine Covers: Charles Evers, August 1970

Charles Evers, then-mayor of Fayette, Mississippi served as the magazine’s first cover subject.

He typified black entrepreneurs that emerged from the Civil Rights Movement

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Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 1st

On every single day of Black History Month this February, we will provide you with a daily fact that occurred on the same day in a past year in history.

Today’s Black History Month facts focus on the great Langston Hughes and countless other individuals…

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Does Black History Month Represent All Blacks?

Today marks the beginning of Black History Month, a time for the nation to highlight achievements and contributions of black Americans

The origins of this month began in 1926

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The Men Behind Dr. Martin Luther King: Where Are They Now?

They say behind every great man is a great...man?

While he has become the face of the Civil Rights Movement, he had some equally…

By Jonathan Hailey

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Cornel West: The Building of a Black Intellectual Empire

West has had an unprecedented influence on this generation of colored people both rich and poor.

Dr. Cornel West is a towering intellectual respected by the academic and hip hop community.

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Justin and B.J. Upton will both play in the same outfield as members of the Atlanta Braves.

On Anniversary of Historic Jackie Robinson Deal, the Braves Have an All-Black Outfield

On Jackie Robinson anniversary, Atlanta now has the most exciting outfield in baseball

Braves recently acquired Justin Upton from the Diamondbacks.

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Attending the International Consumer Electronics Show, you’ll undoubtedly meet the best techies ever. This year there were more black bloggers, journalists, and analysts than ever before. It’s nice to know that the world will be able to read and watch CES coverage from an African-American perspective. Besides, the gadgets come and go. Next year, 4K LCD monitors may be obsolete, but the personal connections will exist for years to come. Here are just a few of the most interesting people that crossed my path on the first day of CES 2013.—Marcia Wade Talbert

#BlacksinTech: Faces of CES 2013

Staying true to our editorial mission to showcase entrepreneurs and technology experts of color, BlackEnterprise.com…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Bicycle Playing Cards Launches Negro Leagues Baseball Deck

Each deck sold contributes $0.15 to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

US Playing Card company presents the Negro Leagues Baseball Deck in conjunction with museum

By Makkada B. Selah

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The 5 Most Friendly States for Entrepreneurs

A recent study ranked these as the friendliest states to do business in

Did your city make the list?

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The 5 Least Friendly States for Entrepreneurs

A study rated these the least friendly states for entrepreneurs

Check out the findings from the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council

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Antone Barnes: From Once Designing Music Careers to Home, Interior Design

Along with partner, San Francisco 49ers' Vernon Davis, Barnes creates his own path while living his dream

You may have found your next home or interior designer, folks.

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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5 Hottest US Cities for Startups

A recent study identified the following cities as the hottest American cities to build a startup

Do you live in any of these?

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Progress Report

Let’s take a look at last year’s Financial Fitness contest winners and see what steps they have taken toward financial freedom

Black Enterprise identified past Financial Fitness Contest winners to find out if they followed our…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Planning My Financial Future

After digging herself out of credit card debt, Brandy Williams is taking advantage of a clean slate

As a college student at the University of Cincinnati, Williams used her eight cards to…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash

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Five Steps to Becoming a Supplier for America’s Largest Retailer

The following lessons will help companies seeking to serve Walmart.

The following lessons will help companies seeking to serve Walmart. The tips, however, can…

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Escaping the Paycheck to Paycheck Life

Talisha White seeks to change behavior that will sabotage her financial future

“I shouldn’t be struggling,” admits White, who works as an office assistant for the chief…

By LaToya M. Smith

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How competitive collaboration and political dvocacy makes “the City of Broad Shoulders” a model for growing black business

No single industry truly dominates the Chicago landscape. So while Detroit is rebounding alongside the…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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New Hope for Mortgage Relief

Struggling homeowners are benefiting from efforts by the government and nonprofits to provide permanent loan modifications, refinancing, and other solutions

Because of the complexity of the mortgage market and the agreement, which will be executed…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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How to Start a Profitable T-Shirt Business

T-shirts are contemporary wardrobe staples for men, women, and children today. Building an online T-shirt…

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How to Invest in Cannabis Stocks

While some stocks in these sectors have been high fliers, even more have gone bust…

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