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Black Girl Magic

Nielsen Study Quantifies the Power and Influence of Black Girl Magic

African American women are the driving force behind the total black buying power, which is…

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immigrants

Business Leaders of Color Stand Up For Immigrants and DACA

These executives are sending a strong message to their employees, customers, and Trump

Renowned business leader Paa Kwesi Nduom, chairman of ISF, along with tech execs and community…

By Selena Hill

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Jerri Devard

Office Depot Appoints Jerri Devard as New Chief Marketing Officer

The former ADT executive is bringing her talents and business acumen to Office Depot

Office Depot, Inc. has tapped former ADT executive Jerri DeVard as its new Executive Vice…

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An IBM Engineer and US Virgin Islands Native on Irma’s Destruction of Her Homeland; Beauty Through Heartache; and How You Can Help

'Beauty can endure through heartache and hard work'

Most people may believe that our heartache began after Hurricane Irma arrived but it started…

By Samara Lynn

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Starbucks

Rosalind “Roz” Brewer Tapped As New Starbucks COO

Starting in October, Brewer will lead the coffee company’s operating businesses across the Americas

Just months after joining the Starbucks board of directors, Rosalind “Roz” Brewer has been appointed…

By Selena Hill

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Vetted Organizations and Charities You Can Donate To Help the Victims of Hurricane Harvey

Everyone can do something to help

The images and video from cities and towns battered by Hurricane Harvey are heartbreaking—families…

By Samara Lynn

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Google

Google CEO Cancels Company Diversity Town-Hall Meeting

The tech giant is taking steps to curb over its latest diversity crisis

Google CEO Sundar Pichai canceled a company wide town-hall meeting to discuss diversity that was…

By Selena Hill

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reclaim

Career Lessons from Auntie Maxine: Reclaim Your Time Like A Boss

A lesson in career building from women who persisted

Maxine Walters’ refusal to back down inspired women to cut through the bull and stand…

By Selena Hill

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Valerie Jarrett (Image: Lyft)

Valerie Jarrett Appointed to Lyft Board of Directors

The company cites that the reason for adding Jarrett is to add new skill sets and perspectives.

Lyft has recently appointed former Senior Advisor to President Obama and Assistant to the President…

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What You Need to Know: The Republican Budget and Its ‘Assault on the American Dream’

Education Trust denounces cuts to programs that increase social mobility

If you’re planning to start or continue your college education this fall, or have children…

By Robin White Goode

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Michelle Gadsden-Williams Joins Accenture as Diversity Lead

She brings over 20 years of experience as a diversity advocate and leader

In 2010, Gadsden-Williams was presented the Maya Way Award for Diversity Leadership by Dr. Maya…

By Samara Lynn

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simple tips

Boost Your Finances With These Great Weekend Reads

From money advice to wealth building, here's a rundown of recently published BE pieces that will lead you to financial prosperity

Take a break from all the chaos in the world to hone in on your…

By Selena Hill

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Jack Daniel's

The Slave Behind Jack Daniel’s Whiskey Recipe to Receive New Honor

Nathan “Uncle Nearest” Green will be recognized with a street naming, museum, and more

Nathan “Uncle Nearest” Green, the former slave who helped craft the Jack Daniel’s whiskey recipe,…

By Selena Hill

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Essence

Time Inc. Plans to Sell Essence Magazine by the End of 2017

The largest magazine publisher in the world says it's seeking a new investor to help "unlock the value" at Essence

Time Inc. announced Monday that it is looking to sell a majority stake in Essence…

By Selena Hill

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This BE 100s Executive Could Be Up Against Kid Rock for Michigan Senate Seat

James would bring a military and business background to Washington D.C.

“John James has filed a committee with the FEC and is exploring a run for…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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Our 2017 List of Nation’s Largest Black Businesses Offer Strategies to Grow Your Business

Black Enterprise's 2017 BE100s list of the nation's largest, and most profitable black-owned businesses

For 45 years, the BE 100s—the nation’s largest black businesses—have demonstrated enduring qualities of fortitude,…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Randal Pinkett, one of the 2017 BE Modern Men

Meet the 2017 BE Modern Men: Week 1

The first crop of our 100 Men of Distinction share their advice for other men who want to have an extraordinary impact

Did you miss any of our first crop of BE Modern Men for 2017? 
This year’s…

By Alisa Gumbs

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The Democratic Party Widens the Racial Wealth Gap

Should African Americans rethink Democratic Party loyalty?

The DNC spent $759 million on contracts during the 2010 midterm elections; only 1.5% of…

By Jared Brown

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Amazon

Amazon Prime Day to Offer Big Deals and Discounts

Amazon kicks off its annual 30-hour shopping sales bonanza on Monday

For the third straight year, Amazon will celebrate its loyal customers by kicking off Prime…

By Selena Hill

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Rob Kardashian

Lessons From Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna on Heartbreak and Health

Nurse Alice reminds us that toxic relationships can lead to poor health

Take a lesson from Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna about how toxic relationships can impact…

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How To

Equifax hack

After 143 Million Left Vulnerable by Equifax Hack, Here’s What You Can Do

The Equifax hack could be the largest data theft involving Social Security numbers, which is…

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JavaScript Developer

How She Became a Full Stack JavaScript Developer In 5 Intensive Months

My biggest lesson learned was overcoming limitations I had put on myself regarding what I…

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