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david de la cruz

Interview With New York Fashion Week Designer David De La Cruz

Designer David De La Cruz and his models will hit the runway at New York…

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shelley worrell

What This Former Google Exec Did After She Left Her Job Changed Her Life

Shelley Worrell is creating a new voice for the global Caribbean community

It started when she bought a shipping container and turned it into a pop-up art…

By Maryann Reid

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Robin Wilson

After 16 Years in Business, Eco-Designer Robin Wilson Shares the Secrets to Her Success

Black Enterprise's 2008 Innovator of the Year Award recipient, Robin Wilson, advises entrepreneurs on effective strategies for sustaining a successful business

New York City Interior Designer Robin Wilson is going 16 years strong in business, having…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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#PitchLeBronContest

NBA Star LeBron James To Endorse African American Female Entrepreneur

Yolanda's Construction beat outs the competition in CNBC's Cleveland Hustles #PitchLeBronContest

An African American woman-owned business, Yolanda’s Construction Administration & Traffic Control, has won over NBA…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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private prisons

Department of Justice Will Stop Using For-Profit Private Prisons

Studies show that privately owned prisons are more about making profits and less about rehabilitating inmates

The U.S. Department of Justice will stop contracting with for-profit prison operators. Deputy Attorney General…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Clinton blackface

Can Clinton Break Barriers for Black Businesses?

Presidential nominee lays out strategy to support entrepreneurship and small business growth

Hillary Clinton pledged to invest $25 billion to support entrepreneurship and small business growth in…

By Jared Brown

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black businesses

#BlackBizMatters: Spending $1.2 Trillion Black Buying Power With Black Businesses

Buying products and services from black-owned businesses helps them to grow and to employ other African Americans

Circulating dollars into black-owned businesses is critical to those businesses—it enables them to keep their…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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customer service

#BlackBizMatters: How to Up Your Customer Service

It is our duty to raise the standard to ensure our community is getting quality goods and products and services at every turn

Check out these 5 tips for maintaining exceptional customer service standards as strive to increase…

By Safon Floyd

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Startup Founders

5 Ways Startup Founders Can Rejuvenate — and Avoid Burnout

Sometimes, the key to improving overall productivity is cutting yourself a little slack

After many late nights staring at glowing fluorescent screens, drinking bottomless cups of coffee, and…

By Black Enterprise

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Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter To Black Businesses In Fight for Social Justice

African American entrepreneurs and executives are using their political and financial clout to drive policing reform

The Black Lives Matter movement has struck a chord with African American executives and entrepreneurs.…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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natural hair

Mixed Chicks Firmly Rooted in Natural Hair Movement With New Additions for Men

His Mix line of natural hair products caters to men of mixed races

Research shows that wearing their natural hair makes black women feel liberated, confident, and different…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Periscope

How Periscope Increased This Salon Owner’s Clientele and Product Sales

Find out how Hayah Beauty is quickly becoming a household name via its use of Periscope

In the last year, live streaming video apps like Snapchat and Periscope have exploded in…

By Chanel Martin

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Robert F. Smith

African American Billionaire Robert F. Smith Named Carnegie Hall’s New Chairman

The BE 100s CEO to assist with the prestigious concert stage’s outreach efforts

Robert F. Smith, founder, chairman and chief executive of Vista Equity Partners (No. 1 on…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Ebony

Linda Johnson Rice Says Ebony Sell Is Smart Business Move

New venture Ebony Media Operations is still black-owned

Last week marked the end of an era for the historic Chicago-based Johnson Publishing Co.…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Oprah

Oprah Winfrey to Launch New Line of Food Products

Oprah's Kitchen is expected to offer everything from beverages to bacon

Network owner and entertainment media mogul Oprah Winfrey is looking to expand her scope of…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Venture For America

Day In The Life: Meet Mandy Marcus Of Venture For America

This series is a part of the Jopwell/Black Enterprise partnership aimed at featuring talented millennials in exciting jobs

Mandy Marcus, Community Growth Associate at Venture for America details what a day in the…

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Lizzy Divine

Day in the Life: Meet Lizzy Divine of DoSomething.org

This series is a part of the Jopwell/Black Enterprise partnership aimed at featuring talented millennials in exciting jobs

Ever wonder what working for a nonprofit would be like? Lizzy Divine shares a day…

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Carlos Ray (Image: Diallo Washington)

Day in the Life: Meet Carlos Ray of Magic Johnson Enterprises

This series is a part of the Jopwell/Black Enterprise partnership aimed at featuring talented millennials in exciting jobs

Carlos Ray of Magic Johnson Enterprises shares a day in the life.

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Eastern Market’s commercial kitchen in Detroit

Minority Entrepreneurs: A Big Part of Detroit’s Comeback

Chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Co Jamie Dimon says The Motor City is a place that welcomes and encourages business investment

Today, Detroit is home to over 61,000 small businesses. Minority entrepreneurs play a big role…

By Jamie Dimon

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Small Business Groups React to New Employee Overtime Rule

Paying employees what they earn undercuts business growth

Every week, millions of Americans work more than 40 hours a week but do not…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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hire talent

How to Hire Talent That Will Complement Your Team and Culture

People make the difference. You can have incredible systems and procedures in place, the right software…

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grief

How to Deal With Grief While at Work

Regardless of where you live in the world, all of us in some way have…

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