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‘Un-Tamed: Hair Body Attitude’ Celebrates Black Womanhood

New Black Fest creator commissions black female playwrights to write woman-centered works

New Black Fest creator commissions black female playwrights to write woman-centered works.

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5 Tips to Help Companies Attract and Retain Minority Female Talent

Key ways companies can respond to workplace issues faced by women of color

A report by Working Mother Research Institute offers tips to help companies create a more…

By Courtney Connley

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[STUDY] Black Women Have Largest Gap Between Resources and Support Needed to Advance in Workplace

Report examines the career barriers women of color face in the work space

A Working Mother Research Institute report reveals the factors that are holding women of color…

By Courtney Connley

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[STUDY] Women of Color in STEM Discriminated Against in the Workplace

Harvard Business Review finds key factors that push women away from STEM careers

A study released by Harvard Business Review finds five key factors that push women away…

By Courtney Connley

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Educator Claudine Gay Named Harvard’s New Dean of Social Science

Gay will officially step into her role July 1

Harvard University names Claudine Gay as new dean of social science

By Courtney Connley

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[RECAP] ColorComm Empowers Hundreds of Women

Kelli M. Coleman and Tai Beauchamp inspire women to find their true passion and purpose

ColorComm hosts inaugural “She Who Dares” Cocktails and Conversation with Kelli M. Coleman, Tai Beauchamp…

By Courtney Connley

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Who Is Marilyn Mosby? 10 Facts About the Woman Who’s Bringing Justice to Freddie Gray’s Case

Everything you need to know about Baltimore City State's Attorney

Facts about Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby who was in charge of overseeing the…

By Courtney Connley

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Black Women Behind on Retirement Savings: Three Ways to Catch Up

Black women are more likely to face poverty during retirement

Three ways for black women to avoid poverty during retirement.

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How to Address Unconscious Bias in the Workplace

Tips for creating a more welcoming work environment for all employees

A new report from the Professional Diversity Network offers tips for addressing unconscious bias in…

By Courtney Connley

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On the Move: Carnival Corporation and Advertising Agency Walton Isaacson Announce New Executives

Marie McKenzie gets promoted at Carnival and Kirsten Atkinson joins Walton Isaacson

Carnival Corporation and advertising agency Walton Isaacson announce new executive appointments

By Courtney Connley

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5 Questions To Ask Before You Spend Your Hard-Earned Dollars

Here's how to make sure a company has your best interest at hand

Nielsen senior vice president offers the following 5 questions to help women stay conscious when…

By Sakina Spruell

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6 Women of Power Quotes that Will Inspire You to Elevate Your Career

Motivating quotes from Women of Power speakers and honorees

Six inspiring quotes from Black Enterprise’s 2015 Women of Power Summit

By Courtney Connley

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Day 1: Carla Harris Talks Power, Fighting Fear and More at 2015 Women of Power Summit

Harris inspires women with her pearls of wisdom

Women of Power attendees get rejuvenated and renewed by Carla Harris at the Purpose and…

By Courtney Connley

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Women of Power: Most Powerful Corporate Women Talk the Value of Mentorship

Leading executives share insights on paying it forward

Five of the most powerful women in corporate America talk about the value of mentorship

By Courtney Connley

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Women of Power: 6 of the Most Powerful Corporate Women Who Attended an HBCU

Black female executives whose leadership skills were honed at an HBCU

A spotlight on six of the most powerful women in corporate America who attended an…

By Courtney Connley

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Women of Power: 8 Female Executives Who Attended Ivy League Schools

Power women in corporate America who attended some of the nation's top universities

Check out which female executives from Black Enterprise’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Corporate America…

By Courtney Connley

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Psychiatrist Dr. Janet Taylor Gives Advice on Women Dealing with Depression

Taylor helps women take off the mask

Dr. Janet Taylor is a professional when it comes to helping people heal. A…

By Raqiyah Mays

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Lack of Long Term Care Insurance Leaves Women Vulnerable (Part 2)

Are you prepared?

If you’re a woman, chances are you’ll require some long-term financial support when it comes…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Obama Expected to Appoint First Black Female Attorney General

Loretta Lynch in the running to fill Eric Holder's spot

Obama administration expected to select Loretta Lynch as new attorney general and first black woman…

By Courtney Connley

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Recap: ColorComm NYC Talks Diversity in Fashion and Communications

Young influencers talk leading communication efforts for top fashion brands

Following New York Fashion Week, ColorComm gathered female influencers in media for a conversation about…

By Courtney Connley

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On September 23, to kick off the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Caucus Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., the Walker's Legacy held their second annual awards ceremony to recognize powerful women of color who are making positive impacts in business and society. 

Named in honor of Madame C.J. Walker, the event honored Admiral Michelle Howard, who is the U.S. Navy's first female four-star admiral, and Angela T. Rye, Esq., who is the Principal and CEO of Impact Strategies. 

Later in the evening, the Walker's Legacy hosted a roundtable discussion to discuss issues facing women of color in the boardroom and beyond. 

Check out pictures from the Walker Legacy's dynamic events and head to WalkersLegacy.com to learn more about the organization. 

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Recap: Walker’s Legacy Honors Female Power Players in Business and the Community

Walker's Legacy recognizes Admiral Michelle Howard and Angela T. Rye, Esq.

Walker’s Legacy honors Admiral Michelle Howard and political activist Angela Rye, Esq. at their second…

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Nielsen Study Highlights the Power of Black Female Consumers

Women of color hold the purse strings

African American women are the drivers of many household purchasing decisions

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NFL Catches Flak for Lack of Black Women on Domestic Violence Advisory Board

The Black Woman's Roundtable and Rev. Jesse Jackson call the league out on diversity

The NFL is in hot water for its lack of black women sitting on its…

By Courtney Connley

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Women of Power: 10 Entrepreneurs at the Top of Their Game

These female bosses are calling the shots and winning big

With research showing women as the leading forces in entrepreneurship, we rounded up a list…

By Courtney Connley

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The 15 Best #ILoveBlackWomenBecause Tweets You Should See

Twitter celebrates the everything that Black women encompass

Twitter cut down on the slander to celebrate the awesomeness of Black women with the…

By Kevin L. Clark (@KevitoClark)

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10 Black Women Who’ve Made History in 2014

See whose boss moves earned them pioneer status

From Keke Palmer to Tamron Hall and Sasheer Zamata, we’ve compiled a list of black…

By Courtney Connley

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Eviction Rates For Black Women On Par With Black Male Incarcerations

What can be done to stop this madness?!

A study conducted by the MacArtuhr Foundation reveals that while black men are still the…

By Kevin L. Clark (@KevitoClark)

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Reality TV Mom Won’t Let Daughter Play Outside: ‘She’ll Get Too Dark’

Do you think black men prefer lighter-skinned women?

A mother on ‘Toddlers and Tiaras’ won’t let her daughter play outside in the sun…

By Makkada B. Selah

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Black Women Battling Obesity With New Initiatives

Though black women generally embrace their voluptuousness, they set their sights on keeping fit

A recent study by the CDC found that black women are more obese than other…

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Gabby Douglas is Essence Magazine’s Cover Girl

The teenage Olympian is all smiles

Gold medal-winning Olympian Gabby Douglas graces the cover of Essence Magazine’s Women of the Year…

By Demetria Irwin

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Halle Berry ‘Grows’ an Afro for Interview Magazine

Halle works it out in big hair

Halle Berry is giving us face and lots and lots of hair in her new…

By Demetria Irwin

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Shaunie O’Neal Hints at Cast Changes for Basketball Wives LA

Which ladies might get the boot?

Which ladies might get the boot?

By Demetria Irwin

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TLC’s T-Boz is Getting a Reality TV Show

Will you be tuning in to T-Boz's new show?

Will you be tuning in to T-Boz’s new show?

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Singer Solange and Carol’s Daughter Part Ways

Solange shares her thoughts about natural hair

Solange shares her thoughts about natural hair

By Demetria Irwin

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Dr. Ian Smith’s New Book Reveals ‘The Truth About Men’

What did Dr. Ian Smith say is the biggest physical turn-off for men?

Dr. Ian Smith uses statistics, interviews and analysis to reveal the inner-workings of the male…

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The Harsh Reality Of Single Black Women And Bankruptcy

Study shows the racial wealth gap is still alive

Study shows the racial wealth gap is still alive

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More Black Women Going Bankrupt [Report]

Studies show that black women continue to fall short financially in comparison to their white counterparts

Studies show that black women continue to fall short financially in comparison to their white…

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5 Sure-Fire Ways to Be Happier at Work

These scientifically-proven steps will ensure a positive workday

These five steps are scientifically proven to contribute to a happier workday.

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Motherhood vs. Career Pursuit: Should Women Have to Choose?

Women weigh in on whether sacrifice of parenting is doable and worth it

From fashion icon Kimora Lee Simmons to Xerox CEO Ursula Burns, women balance motherhood and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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How I Did It: Orchestra Founder Jeri Lynne Johnson Breaks Racial Boundaries

Musician and entrepreneur created own opportunities after adversity

Founder of the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra decided to fill a void in the classical…

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Africa is Calling: Four Professional British Women Return to Their Roots

How these leaders found career fulfillment in their homeland

Professionals born, raised and based in Britain discover their ancestral homelands and are presented life-changing…

By Octavia Goredema

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Can Your Hair Prevent You From Succeeding in Business?

The debate over natural or processed hair in the workplace continues

Having natural hair is a personal choice but when in corporate circles it can be…

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Study: Assertive Black Women Fare Better as Leaders

Quality often frowned upon can be used as an asset

Scholars at Northwestern University and Duke University find that aggressive black women get less backlash…

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7 Days of Boss Moves, Day Two: Cultivate Your Current Relationships

Get beyond the business-card exchange toward quality connections

For seven days, we challenge you to take steps toward quality networking with Cameka Smith,…

By Cameka Smith

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7 Days of Boss Moves: Recharge Your Professional Network Today

Get beyond the business-card exchange toward quality connections

For seven days, we challenge you to take steps toward quality networking with Cameka Smith,…

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THE THESPIAN: GENEVIEVE NNAJI This Nigerian actress, known as the "Julia Roberts of Africa," has appeared in more than 60 films since her debut in 1998. A Nollywood A-lister --- and one of the highest paid actresses in the industry --- she won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in 2005, and today is the spokesperson for several international ad campaigns including MUD Cosmetics.

10 International Women of Power to Watch

From entertainment to technology, these women are making a major impact across the globe

These ten women of color are making a major impact on the world at large,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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6 Mind Traps That Could Sabotage Your Business

While women have great entrepreneurial potential, one entrepreneur says they often fall into "mind traps." Here are six to look out for

While women have great entrepreneurial potential, we often fall into various “mind traps” that…

By Rosetta Thurman

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Michelle Obama Speaks At Spelman Graduation and Urges Graduates to Pursue Life of Service

Historically Black women's college welcomes first lady after 4 years of campaigning for her to appear

On May 15, First Lady Michelle Obama addressed the Class of 2011 at Spelman College,…

By Joyce E. Davis

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Black Blogger Month: A Belle in Brooklyn, Making Relationships Work

Author Demetria L. Lucas transforms her successful blog, A Belle in Brooklyn, into a powerful business and brand

Relationship expert/author Demetria L. Lucas of A Belle in Brooklyn shares the keys to her…

By Anslem Samuel

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