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Queen Latifah Decoded: The Grammy-Winning Rapper Turns into a CoverGirl

Queen Latifah enters the entertainment industry, and emerges into one of the biggest female brands in America.

BlackEnterprise.com breaksdown the life of Queen Latifah, the female entertainer that has broken countless barriers…

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2013 is just days away. Even though Congress and the President have not come to a conclusion regarding the issue of expiring tax benefits, here are some last minute tax benefits Small businesses should take advantage of before the New Year.

5 Tax Benefits Small Businesses Should Take Before January 1st

Before midnight on December 31, small businesses owners should file these tax breaks

Take advantage of these tax breaks before January 1st

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Angela Simmons has grown up right before our eyes via reality television and the approximately 8,945,957 paparazzi pictures of her frolicking on the beach. The Pastry co-owner took time out of her schedule to take a very sexy pic for PETA. Okay, preacher’s kid!

Celebs Who’d Rather Go Naked than Wear Fur

Taraji P. Henson, Evelyn Lozada and many more have gone nude for PETA.

Famous people of color rock with PETA too.

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Viola Davis and Hair Care Products

No jokes here. Viola Davis looks phenomenal in her short do. I would buy anything she said she puts in her hair.

What Celebrities Should be Endorsing

We see celebrity endorsements all the time for make-up, cars, face cleanser and the like. But what about the products they should REALLY be endorsing?

We see celebrity endorsements all the time for make-up, cars, face cleanser and the like.…

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In 2012, numerous brands and small businesses suffered serious backlash on social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook for offensive tweets, questionable ad campaigns and controversial company statements. 

Here we take a look at a few examples of the biggest social media fails this year. Don't let your brand make the list in 2013!

5 Biggest Social Media Fails of 2012

A few of the biggest social media fails this year

A few of the biggest social media fails this year.

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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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The Top 5 Franchises to Watch in 2013

Entrepreneur Magazine picks out their lost of top franchises for the coming year.

Are you a fan of any of these franchises?

By C. Daniel Baker

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With online product reviews, social media and viral video, consumers are more empowered than ever to share their opinions — good or bad — about the products and services they use. 2013 is being hailed in the world of branding and advertising as the year of the consumer. Small businesses will need to make sure their product and services deliver as promised, or online backlash could hurt their bottom-line.

5 Small Business Trends to Embrace in 2013

These look to be big in the new year.

Make sure you are up on these trends.

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5 Easy Ways Your Small Business Can Go Green

Simple steps you can take to make you Small Business Green.

Here’s some simple steps you can take to make you Small Business Green & save…

By C. Daniel Baker

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A Hooters is being sued for racial discrimination after 25-year old Kisuk Cha and his girlfriend ate at the restaurant and upon looking at the receipt found "chinx" typed in the space used to identify customers' names.

When questioned, the female staff member was told her behavior violated company policy and she resigned on the spot.

The company's lawyer wrote in a letter to the couple's lawyer that "It does not reflect the manner in which the restaurant is operated," and said the worker's conduct was "deplorable" and "egregious."

5 Offensive Receipt Mistakes Your Business Doesn’t Want to Make

Receipts might be small slips of paper, but whats on them can cause your business BIG problems.

Here’s a collection of some of the most offensive receipts mistakes your business would want…

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5 Companies that Incorporate Religion in Their Business

Who else do you think is on this list?

Chik-Fil-A mixes religion and business.

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55th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominees: Frank Ocean (Record Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Best Short Form Music Video, Best New Artist, Best Urban Contemporary Album, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration)

Top 9 2013 GRAMMY Awards Nominees Photo Gallery

Did some of your favorites make it?

These are the top 9 Nominees for the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards

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Check back here at BlackEnterprise.com next week for additional coverage of NMAN’s Entrepreneurial Growth and Wealth Creation Symposium to be held December 13, 2013 at The City University of New York. To register or for more information visit the NMAN website.

5 Biggest Mistakes Tech Entrepreneurs Make When Protecting Intellectual Property

5 Tips to protect and monetize your intellectual property

Tim Reese of the National Minority Action Network lays out five mistakes entrepreneurs make when…

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Happy Birthday, Hova: A Look at the Style Profile of Jay-Z

What's your favorite Jay look?

In honor of Jay-Z’s birthday we take a look at the music mogul’s style profile,…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Once considered a part of the most recent Harlem renaissance, Hue-Man Bookstore and Café recently closed it's doors after 10 years citing rising rent.

5 Iconic Harlem Businesses That Didn’t Survive

Do you miss these Harlem businesses?

Lenox Lounge, Mobay’s and Hue Man Bookstore make the list.

By C. Daniel Baker

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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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DJ Clark Kent, Shawn Prez (Global Spin Awards Founder), Sway Calloway (MTV), Ralph McDaniels (Video Music Box) and Fatman Scoop.

First Ever Global Spin Awards Ceremony, Photo Gallery

Who is your favorite DJ of all-time?

A night of honoring and recognition of DJs.

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5 Hottest International Cities For Start-up Businessess

Have you been to any of these cities?

These international locales have been rated the hottest for start-ups.

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Beyond Idris Elba: Black James Bond Options

Which one of these actors would you prefer?

Idris Elba is a great choice as the first black James Bond, but he’s not…

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T-Shirt Business

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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