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The 10 Most Dangerous Jobs in America

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While the on-the-job fatality rate has been on the decline since 2012, certain occupations…

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Behind the Lens with Celebrity Photographer Drexina Nelson

She's shot everyone from Ludacris to RHOA breakout star Nene Leakes

Celebrity photographer Drexina Nelson shares how to create a successful business in the arts, plus…

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10 Motivation Career Insights from the Bible

Check out these powerful scriptures for any challenges climbing up the ladder

These ten inspirational verses from the Bible, known as the world’s best-selling book, inspire…

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Cool Jobs: Young Marketing Exec Shares Career Journey and Excitement of Innovation

Rashad Drakeford of Revolt is on his way to becoming one of industries top leaders

With an impressive career resume Rashad Drakeford is on his way to becoming one of…

By Kimberly Wilson

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5 Reasons Vernice Armour is a Power Woman to Watch

Top career boss moves made by Women of Power speaker Vernice Armour

Top reasons why Black Enterprise’s 2015 Women of Power featured speaker, Vernice Armour, is a…

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Mellody Hobson Shares Tips to Success in Career and Leadership

"Women of Power Summit is a great opportunity to interface with women of color doing great work"

Mellody Hobson prepares for Black Enterprise’s 2015 Women of Power Summit by sharing her tips…

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On the Move: Black Enterprise Names Derek T. Dingle and Alfred Edmond Jr. as Co-Chief Content Officers

Dingle and Edmond to take leadership positions in expanding the company's multi-media platforms

Black Enterprise announces the new appointment of Derek T. Dingle and Alfred Edmond Jr. as…

By Courtney Connley

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McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson to Speak at Women of Power Summit

First male selected to make a keynote address at the event

The first man ever selected to make at Keynote at Black Enterprise’s Women of Power…

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We All Need Advice: 

Staring a side business is scary, and most times this will be your first time stepping out on faith but you are not alone. Finding a mentor or someone who has already paved the way can be beneficial in your own success. He or she can offer advice on what mistakes to avoid and what steps to make to ensure success. "Don't be afraid,” says Speller. “Just do it."

The Career Advice You Rarely Hear…..

Your mindset determines your success

One of the many reasons why people get stuck in a job rut is they…

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Carla A. Harris to Inspire Female Leaders at Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit

Carla A. Harris prepares to empower Women of Power attendees

Obama’s Appointed Women’s Business Chair, Carla A. Harris, Prepares to Empower at the Women of…

By Raqiyah Mays

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10 African Women of Power

These females offer the world greatness, from the continent to the Diaspora

From global ambassadors to young international leaders, these 10 African women have truly showcased what…


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National Black MBA Association Inc. Hosting 36th Annual Conference and Expo

Speakers include Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Lisa Price, Robin Roberts and more

The National Black MBA Association Inc. presents its 36th Annual Conference and Exposition in Atlanta…

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Top 10 Companies to Work for If You Don’t Have a College Degree

Costco ranks in at No. 1 for high school graduates

A recent survey from Glassdoor shows the top 10 companies for high school graduates to…

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Entrepreneurs are known to have many qualities—persistence, leadership skills and a never-say-die attitude, to name a few. But even with those skills, even the most successful entrepreneurs have made their share of mistakes—and sometimes catastrophically. Robert Jordan, author of How They Did It: Billion Dollar Insights from the Heart of America (RedFlash Press $24.95) spoke with 45 successful entrepreneurs to gain an understanding of what it takes to successfully launch and grow a business. Among those featured is Joe Mansueto, founder of Morningstar, who sold the company for $2 billion, Raj Soin, who launched Modern Technologies Corporation (MTC) before selling it to BAE Systems for $425 million, and others who have taken their companies public in billion-dollar transactions. To be included in the book, they had to launch, grow and sell a company for approximately $100 million or go public for at least $300 million and had to be self-made, according to Jordan. “So the range ended up so that at the low end, Viresh Bhatia sold InstallShield for about $78 million and the high end was Dane Miller, who took Biomet private for $12 billion.” But what mistakes did these multi-millionaires make along the way and what can be learned from them? Read on... —Alan Hughes

Top 15 Industries That Breed Millionaires

Wealth management company reveals industries with highest percentage of male, female millionaires

Wealth management company reveals industries with highest percentage of male, female millionaires.

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Life with Vision: TV Host Bevy Smith Drops Jewels on Archaic Networking & Building Real Relationships

Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge speaker gave preview for what's in store

TV host Bevy Smith talked with as a featured guest for its Black Enterprise…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Corporate Executive of the Year: Kenneth Frazier Shares Prescription For Growth

Merck’s Chairman & CEO has a bold strategy for this $44 billion pharmaceutical giant

Merck Chairman and CEO Kenneth Frazier seeks to expand the pharmaceuticals giant by extending its…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Luxury Market Branding CEO Lauren Maillian Bias, author of "The Path Redefined: Getting to the Top On Your Own Terms"

From The Corner Office Chat Series Kicks Off With Luxury Market Branding CEO Lauren Maillian Bias

Black Enterprise CEO Earl Graves Jr., actor/philanthropist Lamman Rucker, BCT Partners CEO Randal Pinkett and IBOM LLC CEO Anie Akpe to share success and leadership strategies

The From The Corner Office Twitter Chat series kicks off with serial entrepreneur, early-stage investor…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Cool Jobs: Comic Illustrator Talks Art and Race in the World of Superheroes

Afua Richardson brings her life's experiences to each stroke of the pen

Afua Richardson is one of the talents of color making a name for herself in…

By Alan Hughes

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From Beauty Guru to Filmmaker: One Young Woman’s Savvy Journey to National TV

Kimberly Walker rebounded from a loss to having her screenplay, "Comeback Dad" debut on Uptv

Beauty-guru-turned-filmmaker Kimberly Walker rebounded from a loss to having her screenplay, “Comeback Dad” debut on…

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Script of Success: Tech Phenom Catt Small Talks Black Girls Coding, Diversity In Gaming

Thought leader of Brooklyn Gamery and Code Liberation paves her own way, and you can, too.

Intelligent, cool, and charismatic, Catt Small sits down in an exclusive with to talk…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Cool Jobs: How to Find Fulfillment—and Make a Living—Doing Good

Jerryanne Heath talks transition from entrepreneur to employee and success in career

Jerryanne Heath Chiume transitioned from entrepreneur to employee. She details the coolest aspects of a…

By Daron Pressley

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Follow the Lita: How One Bodybuilder is Living Her Dream

Fitness expert and motivator says, 'I must continue to build with integrity'

Lita Lewis, fitness trainer and motivator, talks how she got started in body building and…

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Laz Alonzo Talks Career Journey and Power of Working for Free

Actor talks Wall Street and sacrificing to pursue passion for acting

On the second day of the Baltimore African American Festival, Laz Alonzo talks with Kwame…

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Top 5 Cool Jobs for the Travel Lover

If you like employment that includes jet-setting, this is for you

If you love adventure and never staying in one spot for a long time, these…

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Top 5 Cool Jobs for the Free-Spirited

If you fancy flexibility but still must pay the bills, these options are for you

Some of us like to live a life unconfined and full of flexibility. Here are…

By Janell Hazelwood


Crisis Managment, Anyone? Don Sterling Scandal Lends Nod to Importance of a Vital Plan

Be prepared for any career challenge---whether extremely scandalous or not

Don Sterling scandal lends a nod to the importance of a crisis management plan for…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Harlem Shake founder and managing partner, Jelena Pasic, and partner, Dardra Coaxum (Image: Harlem Shake)

Power Women of the Diaspora: Two Females Forge Global Bonds in the Heart of Harlem

How Harlem Shake founders found success in meshing cultures and diverse talents

Harlem Shake partners Jelena Pasic and Dardra Coaxum have found that by embracing diversity and…

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Still Making Boss Moves: 3 Lessons on Longevity from the Legacy of Cicely Tyson

Take cues from a woman who embodies grace and professional tenacity

Cicely Tyson is a legend in her own right who many young professionals should be…

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Top 5 Most Annoying—And Productivity-Stealing— Personalities in a Meeting

Young professionals, learn how best to navigate an unavoidable part of business

As we all know, meetings are a prevalent and essential part of the business world.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Yeezy Taught Me: Five Ways Kanye’s Rants Inspire Career Revival

Within the tirades, there's a gold mine of motivation for leadership

What some may deem as arrogant tirades, one young professional deems inspiration. Here’s how Kanye…

By Lenora Houseworth

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Negative Depictions of Black Power Women: Enough is Enough

Is diversifying character plots a bit too much to ask?

BET debuted “Being Mary Jane,” and one avid TV consumer says, in terms of the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Bey Bold: 5 Savvy Lessons on Power Moves from the Queen

Superstar's surprise album release screams 'Don't talk about it. Bey about it'

Beyonce’s surprise release lends a nod to the boss move of all boss moves: Power…

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6 Pointless and Utterly Ineffective Recruitment Habits

Bad habits that can lead to defeated candidate-seeking efforts

Bad habits that can lead to defeated recruitment efforts and how to avoid them

By Janell Hazelwood

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Epic Records VP Shares How Women Can Break Out and Make it to the Top

Traci Adams' keys to success: Power guidance and confidence

From Georgia to New York City, Traci Adams has made her mark on the music…

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Survey Details Workers’ Most Ridiculous Excuses for Missing Work

More than 30% of workers call out sick when they aren't

New survey finds that more than 30 percent of workers called out sick when they…

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Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: 5 Good Reasons Not to Rest on Your (Career) Laurels

Who cares about age or career stage? These stars continue hitting and surpassing the success bar

After watching Sheryl Lee Ralph on TV One’s “Life After,” I’m reminded to keep pushing…

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5 Stellar Success Principles: High Achievers Share Real-Life Words of Wisdom

These tips, from Les Brown to Wayne Dyer, will help catapult your advancement

From Les Brown to George Fraser, these five stellar leadership principles will help you take…

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Leadership: The Art of Storytelling & Influence

Use this strategy to upgrade your communications and marketing skills

Key professionals often overlook the power of storytelling, not only in communications but in the…

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How to Tell if You’re a Disgruntled Worker

Are you in an abusive work environment? Recognize the signs and get out!

A bad job could be more dangerous to your health than a bad lover. If…

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MBA Season: Mastering Your Business School Elevator Pitch

How to create a stellar narrative about the brand that is you

In a five-part series, Daria Burke, founder of BlackMBAWomen shares tips on getting your…

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5 Smart Ways Men of Color Can Position Themselves for Success

Education consultant Howard Jean talks career resources and advancement

Educational consultant Howard Jean, education consultant talks tips for black male advancement in the workforce.

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Month of the Man: How Young Black Men Can Upgrade Their Boss Moves

Leaders weigh in on mentorship, peer pressure and the keys to success

On June 3, hosted a #MonthoftheMan Twitter chat, part of a series of lunchtime…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Final ‘Scandal’ Power Play: 5 Winning Leadership Strategies of Olivia Pope

As we're set to say goodbye to season 2, here are top lessons for Gladiators

As many are set to tune to “Scandal” for its season 2 finale, we take…

By Shaun Spearmon

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A Timeless Classic: Top Career Lessons from ‘The Great Gatsby’

Classic story includes timeless themes to avoid career ruin

As F. Scott Fitzgerald classic hits theaters, take a look at timeless lessons from the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Jason Njoku and Bastian Gotter, of iROKO Partners, have launched SPARK, a $1 million venture that will invest in Nigeria's most talented tech entrepreneurs. (Image: iROKO Partners)

Founder of ‘Nigeria’s Netflix’ and Partners Invest $1 Million For Nigerian Tech Startups

In exclusive interview, tech leader talks innovation in Lagos

Exclusive interview with iROKO Partners’ Jason Jason Njoku talks investing in Africa’s tech innovations…

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Dynamic Women’s Conference: Star Jones Talks NAPW, New Boss Moves and Her Next Phase

Attorney and author sets sights on leveling the playing field

Star Jones, author and spokeswoman for the National Association of Women Professionals, hosted dynamic event…

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Publishing Powerhouse Uses Strategic Partnerships to Build an Empire

Rolling Out founder Munson Steed talks road to success

This multimedia power player has been able to use business savvy as well as forge…

By Tomika Anderson

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The Gossip Game - 2 - Featured

Episode 3: Five Career Tips From VH1′s ‘The Gossip Game’

Beyond the ratchet, here are the lessons you can learn.

Beyond the ratchet, here are the lessons you can learn from episode 3 of The…

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The Gossip Game’s Kim Osorio Talks Reality TV, Blogger Cred, and Life After The Source

Hip-hop media vet looks forward to next generation of industry leaders

Hip-hop media vet and reality TV star Kim Osario talks the next phase of her…

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Celebrating Women: One-on-One with NASCAR’s First Female Engineer of Color, Alba Colon

Team Chevrolet's Sprint Cup program manager talks beating the odds

Sprint Cup program manager for Team Chevrolet, Alba Colon talks early career motivator, paving her…

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Cool Jobs: Funnyman First African Comic to Appear on ‘The Tonight Show’

Young entertainer set to be one global talent to watch

At 28, this funnyman is set to be one of the hottest global talents, having…

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‘The Gossip Game’: 4 Career Lessons We Hope Will Be Responsible, Not Ratchet

New show to debut April 1 will showcase who's who of NYC's entertainment media

With a concept that has a potential to shift from civil to ratchet, we’re hoping…

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More Than Just Red Carpet Fashion: 4 Career Lessons from the Oscars

The night's ceremony lends more to professional advancement

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Whether you stayed up…

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Adisa Banjoko Merges Hip-Hop, Chess, and Martial Arts to Empower Youth

Hip-Hop Chess Federation mixes founder's passions in giving back to the community

The fusion of hip-hop, chess and martial arts helps this motivational speaker succeed in helping…

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Film Femme Fatales: Top Black Women in Hollywood

These directors and producers add unique flair to storytelling

Adding their unique voices and creative spin on storytelling, these producers and directors are kicking…

By Courtney Connley

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Jermaine Dupri on How Arrogance Cost Him Success, and His Best Career Decisions

Artist and music producer Jermaine Dupri sat down with BlackEnterprise to talk So So Def reunion, arrogance, and his best business moves.

Artist and music producer Jermaine Dupri sat down with BlackEnterprise to talk So So Def…

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My President is Black … And So is the Pope?

African cardinals could make history if elected after Pope Benedict XVI's retirement

With more than 270 million Catholics of African descent, Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation brings question…

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By the Numbers: Ray Lewis Ends 17-Year Career as a Champion

Take a look at a snapshot of professional highlights

Check out a breakdown of professional highlights for 17-year NFL veteran and Super Bowl champion…

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$2.7 Billion Dollar Baby: Happy Birthday Oprah!

Legendary multimedia icon turns 59

Today, legendary media icon Oprah Winfrey turns 59. The talk show pioneer and multimedia tycoon…


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Cool Jobs: Author and Entrepreneur Tionna Smalls’ Tell-It-Like-It-Is Approach Wins Audiences

How self-publishing led her to reality TV and business success

From the book shelves, to the TV screen and everywhere in between, Tionna Smalls dishes…

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11 Black Presidents Under 50 & Their Presidents’ Day Advice for Obama

Presidential advice for the Commander-in-Chief from men and women of color who hold similar titles in business

In honor of Presidents’ Day, 11 Black Presidents from the world of business share their…

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Women of Power


Ladies of Legacy: Nikki Giovanni

Black Enterprise’s 2008 Legacy Award recipient Nikki Giovanni fights against injustice using poetry.

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Quality Connections: How to Use Social Media to Advance Your Professional Brand

Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit panelist LC Johnson teaches women how to brand themselves…

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