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Africa Fashion Week New York: 7 Global Designers to Watch

New York City, September 10, 2014- The runway show for Africa Fashion Week New York…

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Power Brunch LA: Professionals Gather for Networking and Fun

Check out photos from the Power Brunch LA, a soiree of networking and fun held…

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CAMAC Holdings Inc. was the second black-owned enterprise to gain membership into the BE 100s billion dollar club when it reached the No. 1 slot on our 2003 INDUSTRIAL/SERVICE 100. In fact, the Houston-based oil and gas exploration, consulting and engineering company was only a hair away from achieving the milestone when it made its debut on our industrial/service list in 2002 - - gross sales for 2001 were $979.5 million. Operated by Nigerian-born Kase Lawal, CAMAC (which stands for Cameroon-American) grew through its ability to integrate upstream services, the production of oil and gas, and downstream operations, which included trading and refining of its products. CAMAC, which reported its highest level of revenues-- $2.43 billion-- on the 2009 list, left the BE 100s in  2011 after shifts in operational structure, management and ownership.

BE 100s Billion-Dollar Club: Lessons from Top-Earning Black Business

Over the past four decades, only eight black-owned companies have surpassed $1 billion in revenues.…

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Not only did BLACK ENTERPRISE select Harpo Inc. as the 2008 Industrial/Service Company of the Year but it was the first time that billionaire entrepreneur Oprah Winfrey spoke to the press in detail about her business empire. At the time, the dynamo was still developing Oprah Winfrey Network or OWN, asserting that  divine inspiration, not strategic planning, drove her company’s success. She also admitted that it took a solid business team and sound financial controls to grow her entity from a five-person production company to a 430-employee multimedia conglomerate. Moreover, she owns every piece of her franchise: the content, name, brand and studio.

BE 100s: Winning Lessons from Top Companies of the Year

For more than 40 years, Black Enterprise has identified the best of the best in…

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Travelers flock to the Caribbean for its beautiful  beaches, good food and perfect weather but there’s one overlooked  element that may be of wanderlust interest too---fashion. Burgeoning  designers in the United States and Europe are able to showcase their  work in popular fashion week showcases but Caribbean designers tend to  get over looked, so that’s where St. Maarten’s inaugural 2014 Color Revolution comes in. It’s aimed at providing a platform for up and coming  Caribbean designers who have the skills to be showcased on an  international level, but also to encourage sartorial enthusiasts around the world to consider new travel destinations for shopping sprees and  buying inventory.

Highlights from Color Revolution include Donna Dove’s convertible  dress-shirt collection, Lisa Faye's tye-dye caftans and dresses, and  Kaj’s breezy resort wear. Click through the gallery for more pieces from  the Color Revolution collections. --Starrene Rhett Rocque

Caribbean Fashion: St. Maarten’s Color Revolution

Check out photo highlights from top Caribbean designers from St. Maarten’s 2014 Color Revolution.

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With free agency in the NBA underway, where will the top players go? Let us know if you agree with a few of our predictions to follow. ---Cedric "BIG CED" Thornton

Top 8 NBA Free Agents: What’s Next For Them?

NBA free agency will commence July 1st. Who are the top choices and where will…

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[PHOTOS] Baltimore African American Festival: Day One

Check out the action during the first day of the Baltimore African American Festival.

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Top 2014 NFL Draft Picks

The NFL Draft kicked off this week. Check out the top 5 draft picks.

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James Francis, Council of Urban Professionals board chair, addressed attendees.

Council of Urban Professionals Honors Industry Leaders in NYC

The Council of Urban Professionals honored leaders in finance, tech and media at its 7th…

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TeenNick chairman Nick Cannon won for "Celebrity Entrepreneur of the Year."

Shorty Awards: Who’s Who of Social Media Honored in New York City

The Shorty Awards, held in New York City at the Times Center, honored the best…

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Since 2009, Saran Kaba Jones has raised more than $250,000 for clean water projects in Liberia with via her nonprofit, FACE Africa, and partners including the Voss Foundation, JP MorganChase Community Giving, P&G’s Covergirl, The Global Neighborhood Fund, Chevron, the Coca-Cola Co., and The Segal Family Foundation.

"I'm continuing in the legacy of my father, who always stressed to me about reaching back and being of service," Jones said at the event, which was held at New York's beautiful Chelsea Piers. For her work, Jones has been listed by the Guardian UK as one of Africa's 25 Top Women Achievers, alongside President Joyce Banda of Malawi and Nobel Laureate Leymah  Gbowee and was named a 2013 World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.

(Images: FACE Africa/CaliYork Photography/Solwazi Afi Olusola)

PHOTOS: WASH Gala Brings Out Who’s Who in Global Business, Fashion & Entertainment

FACE Africa’s WASH Gala brought out the who’s who in global business, fashion and entertainment…

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"What I wanted to do was connect women of color globally to define  the world on their terms," said Simone Bresi-Ando, far right, founder of I'mPOSSIBLE, whose career and motivation conversations started in the U.K. via Google Hangouts and events. With her social enterprise, Bresi-Ando seeks to educate, connect and empower young women of color by celebrating, highlighting and promoting the achievements of women from all ethnic backgrounds, showcasing their life stories and successes.

"There's something Lupita N'yong'o said that I just can't get out of my mind. The phrase she used was 'the seduction of inadequacy,' and it struck me---stopped me in tracks," said Bresi-Ando. "We are so used to being seduced by inadequacy. What I want to ask you today is, could you please stop it? Now, we can be seduced by the possible."

Power Women Giving Back: Industry Leaders Talk What It Takes for Women to Succeed

At the ImPossible Conversations event in New York City, four female leaders in media and…

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‘Black Techies’ teamed up with Tumblr to organize a 30-plus hour hackathon, which took place over Martin Luther King weekend, at the microblogging site’s headquarters in the Flatiron District in New York City’s Silicon Alley. In true collaborative spirit, organizations such as All Star Code, Blacks in Tech and Silicon Harlem showed their support for Black Techies’ first overnight event.

[Photos] NYC Tech Group Honors Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. Through Hackathon

‘Black Techies’ teamed up with Tumblr to organize a 30-plus hour hackathon, which took place…

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Songstress and activist Kaissa, a native of Cameroon, gave a riveting performance for the audience, along with ADA award honoree Blitz the Ambassador.

Applause Africa Honors Global Leaders at African Diaspora Awards

Check out this photo recap of Applause Africa’s African Diaspora Awards honoring global leaders in…

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Through Dec. 2, the 'Beauty for the Bold' campaign will host events, profile inspiring women, and conduct Twitter chats and forums on domestic violence  to bring awareness.

The tour's next stop will be in Atlanta on December 2 at the Mary Hall Freedom House. For more information visit BlackCelebrityGiving.com/BeautyForTheBold.

Celebrities and Professional Women Team Up to Raise Domestic Violence Awareness

Sister 2 Sister publisher Jamie Foster Brown, along with celebrity friends and professional give back…

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Restaurants and wine brands showcased their dishes and wares in an atmosphere that advocated for minority entrepreneurship and global boss moves, including, Bed Vyne Wine, Buka, House of Mandela Wines, Jollof,  Katra, La Caye, Les  Ambassades, Le Souk Harem,  Madiba, Ponty Bistro, Queen of Sheba,  Shrine NYC and Toast 105.

New York’s First African Restaurant Week Kicks Off With Tasting Event

During African Restaurant Week in New York, diners can enjoy prix-fix three-course meals at several…

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The Lynn twins' work has been collected by celebrities and industry leaders including Earl Graves, Sr., Bill Cosby, Kanye West and Bob Johnson. They have enjoyed more than 15 years of success walking the professional path they say chose them.


(The artists are seen with the Mackey sisters and actor Kalil Kain, far right)

Mackey Sisters Present Landmark Twins Exhibit at NYC’s Schomburg

The Mackey Twins Art Gallery presented a landmark two-day event at New York’s Schomburg to…

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Hollywood power couple Laurence Fishburne and Gina Torres accept the Visionary Artist award.

PHOTOS: Harlem School of the Arts Honors Laurence Fishburne, Gina Torres and Leaders in Philanthropy

On Oct. 8, the Harlem School of the Arts honored leaders in business and Hollywood…

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China Muoka, technology entrepreneur and CEO of JobClickr and RentIsh, gave attendees tips on search engine optimization (SEO) and talked about the importance of your brand's searchability. It's important you know what's on the Web about you, your company or your brand and how you can control that, he said.

IBOM LLC Hosts Interactive Social Media Week Event for Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs

On Sept. 27, Ibom LLC in partnership with The City College of New York, hosted…

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On Sept. 22, thousands from the U.S., Africa and the Caribbean gathered to celebrate their heritage and culture at the African Day Parade held in the heart of Harlem in New York City. Sen. Bill Perkins led the parade alongside dignitaries and global leaders including representatives from Argentina, Angola, Mauritania, Trinidad and Tobago, and South Africa Embassies, from Cordell Cleare, Martin R Munitz and Olivier Prevot, to Kady Doumbia, Ladji Doumbia and Kone Kad. Also, representatives from the offices of Keith Wright, Charles Rangel and Robert Jackson came out to support and enjoy the days festivities.

(Images: Theodore Jones/Nu View Gallery)

PHOTOS: African Day Parade Brings Together Culture, Community and Global Leaders

On Sept. 22, thousands gathered to celebrate their heritage and culture at the Africa Day…

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Africa-America Institute president and CEO Amini Kajunju is a native of the Democratic Republic of Congo and the first African ever to serve at the helm of the oldest nonprofit organization of its kind in the United States.

AAI Anniversary Awards Gala: Global Business Leaders Talk Bridging the Gap Between Africa and America

On Sept. 25, global leaders gathered to celebrate the Africa-America Institute’s 60th anniversary, bridging the…

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Global Jobs: Leaders Talk Employment in Africa and Transitioning from the Diaspora

On Sept. 21, the Africa-America Institute (AAI) kicked off its career expo, featuring experts who…

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Face2Face Africa staff and other attendees connected during the event.

Face2Face Africa Hosts Networking Event for NYC Professionals

On Sept. 13, <a href="http://face2faceafrica.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Face2Face Africa</strong></a>, a premier media and events company, hosted…

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71 PERCENT: Someone who says, “that’s not my job”

Survey: Top 7 Things Keeping You From a Promotion

A recent CareerBuilder survey of managers found top reasons they decline promotions, from tardiness to…

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8 Favorable Qualities—Outside of Work Experience—That’ll Get You Hired

According to a CareerBuilder survey, managers take into account job candidates’ style, sense of humor…

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On Sept. 1, the 8th annual Nigeria Entertainment Awards (NEAs) honored the who's who in African entertainment at New York University's Skirball Center for Performing Arts. The night brought together the best of the best in global talent and business.
The event was hosted by the hilarious comedian Bright ‘BasketMouth’ Okpocha, who kept the audience roaring with laughter. The more than 10-year industry vet has made more than a few celebrities let out a chuckle or two, including Boys 2 Men, Sean Paul, Beyonce, Snoop Dogg, and Wyclef Jean. 


(Photos by Oye Diran of FE Photography)

PHOTOS: Who’s Who of Global Talent Honored at NYC Awards Show

The Nigerian Entertainment Awards brought the best of the best in global talent at NYU’s…

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Boss Moves: Top 10 Must-Haves for Power Men

You’ve graduated and landed your dream gig. Well, here are must-have items, from gadgets to…

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On July 17, more than 400 attendees gathered to support the First Annual Black Ivy Alumni League fundraising gala in New York City. The gala was hosted with Columbia Business School's African-American Alumni Association, Black Alumni of Dartmouth Association, Cornell Black Alumni Association and the Association of Black Princeton Alumni, and honored industry leaders who hail from the nation's top schools. A portion of the proceeds from the event will fund New York City public school classroom projects.

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From left, honorees: Robert Reffkin, Founder & CEO at Urban Compass; Jack Brewer, Founder and CEO of The Brewer Group, Inc.; and Keith Boykin, MSNBC commentator

PHOTOS: Black Ivy Alumni League Hosts Philanthropic Event Honoring Leaders

On July 17, more than 400 attendees gathered to support the First Annual Black Ivy…

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Award-winning actress Jackie Appiah was honored for her excellence in the global film industry.

PHOTOS: Face2Face Africa Celebrates Leaders of the African Diaspora

On June 15, Face2Face Africa honored leaders including Aziz G. Adetimirin, publisher of The Network…

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“The goal of SEO remains what it’s always been: to demonstrate that ethnic background and socio-economic status do not pre-determine a young person’s future,” said William Goodloe, President and CEO of SEO.

SEO Celebrates 50 Years of Empowering Youth Through Mentorship and Education

Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) raised nearly $1.8 million to help students achieve educational and…

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Never before has a group of black tech experts and financiers of such high caliber and influence been assembled for a comprehensive and engaging event as this year's Black Enterprise Entrepreneur's Conference in Columbus, Ohio. If you're a tech startup looking for an insider's view of the tech world, then you should be here. But if you can't catch the conversation on Twitter, follow the #BEEC hashtag. 

Here, BlackEnterprise.comtakes a look at 16 tech innovators preparing to educate and empower our registrants this week with business basics and hi-tech tools they'll  need to succeed in our nation's innovation economy.--Marcia Wade Talbert

Meet the Tech Titans at 2013 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference

Check out the tech speakers at the 2013 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference.

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Six Brain-Boosting Steps to Smarter Thinking

Take these six steps to get smarter and strengthen your thinking skills for ultimate career…

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IBOM L.L.C founder, Anie Akpe-Lewis and Mayven PR founder, Yvonne Unubun, partnered to organize the "Africans Creating Technology" event, gathering some of the who's who in the industry to talk about the emerging sector and opportunities in Africa and ways African-owned startups can thrive within the U.S. and abroad.

Photos: BlackEnterprise.com Sponsors “Africans Creating Technology” Event

BlackEnterprise.com sponsored IBOM L.L.C’s “Africans Creating Technology” event in New York City, with industry leaders…

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Whether you’re stateside or abroad, social media has made our world a  lot smaller. Last week’s Social Media Week (SMW) events and  conversations, many of which took place on Twitter, Facebook and  Instagram, to name a few platforms, are proof that geographic borders  can’t contain the flow of ideas in the digital age. 

With the dust slowly settling on SMW Lagos, which made its debut in Africa last Monday, BlackEnterprise.com is highlighting power women in Africa who have made a sizeable social  impact. These women were selected for their influence and position in  their respective industry, relevance within their field or due to their  promising future. 

From socialites and politicians to actresses and technophiles, these 10 power women should be on your Twitter list: --Claudine Moore

International Influence: 10 Power Women in Africa to Follow on Twitter

From socialites and politicians to actresses and models, hese 10 power men should be on…

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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…

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It’s the middle of January and how many of you are ready to give up on your new year’s resolution of living a healthier lifestyle? Stats show that over 70% drop their resolutions by the 31st. The key to a healthier lifestyle transformation is to integrate small changes, which will make you feel better overall and will lead to more healthy habits. Many try to take on an entire lifestyle overhaul rather than integrating smaller and more attainable goals that will take them throughout the entire year. 

These five tips illustrate ways to help you stay on track to achieving your healthy resolution well into 2012.---Suncear Scretchen

5 Tips to Keep Your Healthy Living New Year’s Resolution

Solutions to help you stay on track to achieving your healthy living resolution well into…

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The color of elegance and beauty, emerald green can enhance your sense of well-being, balance and harmony. Here are five hot picks to help incorporate the jewel-toned hue  into your new year and new style. ---Kéla Walker

(Check out how to style the pieces here.)

Style Suite: Green with (Color) Envy

With emerald being the ‘Color of 2013,’ here are a few pieces to add to…

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With 87 million women between the ages of 18 and 76 years old online, and another 69 million using social media on a weekly basis, according to BlogHer’s Social Media Matters study, it’s fair to say women run the world web. It’s one of the reasons social media influencer Ananda Leeke founded the Digital Sisterhood Network. The “Jill of Many Trades” (she’s a lawyer-turned-author, as well as an artist, coach, innerpreneur, yoga instructor, among other things) sparked a movement that consists of a national and international following; an entire month dedicated to women in social media, Digital Sisterhood Month, which takes place in December. There’s also a weekly celebration on Twitter and Facebook, entitled #DigitalSisterhood Wednesdays, geared toward shouting out your network and igniting meaningful conversation. As the organization’s designated month comes to a close, Digital Sisterhood announced the 2012 Digital Sisters of the Year. The Digital Sisterhood 100 is comprised of seven categories: Creativista, Empirista, Empowerista, Enchantista, Evangelista, Flowista, and Lifestylista. Take a look at who made the list: --Janel Martinez

Digital Sisterhood Network Announces 2012 Digital Sisters of the Year

Digital Sisterhood announced the 2012 Digital Sisters of the Year. The Digital Sisterhood 100 is…

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Remember when celebrity perfumes and clothing lines were all the rage? Well, things have most certainly changed. Now instead of hocking brands like RocaWear and FUBU, many tech-savvy celebs are sporting everything from headphone companies to mobile apps. From Dr. Dre to Will.i.am, to LL Cool J, celebrity tech deals seemed to be the norm in 2012 as companies compete for an increasingly tech-centric audience. – Winston Ford

Top Celebrity Tech Deals of 2012

From Dr. Dre to Will.i.am, to LL Cool J, celebrity tech deals seemed to be…

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Tartan ---or plaid, as it's commonly called---is a must-have print for your wardrobe. Here are a few hot picks to choose from. ---Kéla Walker
(Find out how to style the looks here.)

Style Suite: 5 Perfect Tartan Picks for Work

Tartan —or plaid, as it’s commonly called—is a must-have print for your wardrobe. Here are…

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Statement necklaces add instant flair to any office look. Just add one of these picks to take your style up a notch for the holidays. ---Kéla Walker

(Find out how to style the pieces here.)

Style Suite: 5 Fab Neck Accessories for the Office

Just add one of these picks to take your workplace look up a notch for…

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Working in the corporate sector brings us in contact with several personality types, and some of the most interesting ones happen to belong to the person that signs our checks. Let's talk about the executive who doesn't know a set of composite cables from a component set. But shopping for the not-so-tech-savvy boss is actually easier than one might think. As the office collection continues to be passed around, BlackEnterprise.com compiled a list of the 10 best, easy-to-use gadgets available this holiday season. --Branden J. Peters

10 Gifts For Your Non-Techie Boss

BlackEnterprise.com compiled a list of the 10 best, easy-to-use gadgets for the not-so-tech-savvy boss.

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A single man can be tough to shop for during the holiday season. What do you get for the guy with a nice bachelor pad, stylish clothes and a little more disposable income than the family man?  Simple, get him a tech item that he’ll love. BlackEnterprise.com found a few items that will have a thank you card in your mailbox before the New Year comes around.--Branden J. Peters

7 Must-Have Tech Gifts for the Bachelor Who Has Everything

BlackEnterprise.com found a few tech items for the bachelor in your life.

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These items, from the Target and Neiman Marcus collaboration with the world's top designers, will ensure you keep a bit of luxe in your closet---at an affordable price.
---Kéla Walker

Style Suite: Affordable Luxe Items Perfect for the Office

These items, from the Target and Neiman Marcus designer collaboration, are must-haves for a polished…

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Stock your closet with a wide range of this season's must-have staple: tights. From dresses and skirts to off-duty shorts, you can pair them with everything to combat that cold-day chill. ---Kéla Walker

Style Suite: 5 Top Legwear Picks for the Office

Be warm and stylish in these glam tights, perfect for the office.

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Last week the reportedly acrimonious relationship between New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony and the team’s coach Mike D’Antoni played itself out on the grand media stage, resulting in D’Antoni’s resignation. the resignation of D’Antoni. For some within the everyday workforce it was a metaphorical power struggle mirroring employee dissatisfaction with management. While some subordinates decide to endure suffering from their bosses for issues ranging from bullying and incompetence to harassment and discrimination, others want to take action and oust their leader(s). BlackEnteprise.com spoke with talent acquisition professional, Dany Bourjolly Smith to learn of the six most important steps one must take in an attempt to eliminate a horrible boss. —Souleo

6 Tips to Get Your Boss Fired

When faced with a boss from hell most consider quitting their only course of action,…

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Check out a variety of jumpsuit options that are perfect for the office. Layer with sweaters, blazers and accessories or simply wear alone. Either way, you'll be a hit. ---Kéla Walker  (Image by Knightmare6 Photography)

Style Suite: 5 Chic Jumpsuits for the Office

Here are some great one-piece picks to add to your work wardrobe for an easy,…

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Add these key vest styles to your work wardrobe to add dept, layers or simply make a chic statement. ---Kéla Walker

Style Suite: 5 Best Vest Styles for the Office

Add these key vest styles to your work wardrobe to add dept, layers or simply…

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Don't be afraid to incorporate fur---whether real or faux--- in your power look. Here are some key pieces to add that warm chic to your closet. ---Kéla Walker

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Style Suite: 5 Warm and Chic Fur Pieces for the Office

Add these chic, warm pieces to your power look for supreme office glam.

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Style Suite: 5 Must-Have FLOTUS Fashion Pieces

As we all await the decision on who will lead the United States, tap into…

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5 Ways to Stay Well at Work

How to overcome the obstacles to good health that are presently affecting you at work.

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Women of Power

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[RECAP] Activate Conference Wows and Inspires New York City Power Women

The Activate Conference, held Sept. 20 at the Times Center in NYC, featured speakers Keke…

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Cool Jobs: Television Executive Micheline Bowman Balances Career and Side Hustle

Fox News’ Micheline Bowman has more than 15 years experience in television and has a…

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