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Study: Generation X Most Popular Group In Leadership Perception

Millennials looked over in terms of potential and trust

A recent Ketchum study revealed Generation X (ages 35-50) are looked to more for leadership…

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Stressed Millennials: 3 Tips to Combat a Career Killer

Learn to turn perceived negatives into positives that can motivate you toward success

With a recent survey reporting millennials as the most stressed group, it’s important to be…

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Women of Power: Amsale Aberra Talks Leadership and Building Bridal Legacy

Fashion powerhouse took early beginnings as assistant and expanded empire

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Ethopia-born Amsale Aberra was able to transcend from being…

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From Their Mouths: Top 5 Challenges for the Long-Term Unemployed

Recent survey reveals fears of jobless and how they're combating them

A recent CareerBuilder survey indicates the challenges cited by the long-term unemployed and how they’re…

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Millennial Perceptions: Survey Reveals Negative Views of Young Professional Prepardness

Here's how you can change the game and defeat the stereotypes

A recent study released by Bentley University found that nearly 70% of corporate recruiters say…

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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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Report: Number of Self-Employed Workers in U.S. on Decline

Biggest hits in agriculture, real estate, child care, and retail trade

According to a new report by CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI), the number…

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Business Leader Frank Savage Details 4 Steps to ‘How to Win at Life’

Successful executive shares what it takes to strive and thrive

Veteran financier shares the secrets of his success

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Power Women of the Diaspora: Africa Fashion Week Founder Uses Passion to Rebrand Continent

Adiat Disu talks power of social media in expanding reach of international designers

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Adiat Disu (@AdiatDisu), a native of…

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Can’t-Miss Networking Events in 2014 for Young People of Color

Young and outgoing? Don't miss these events in 2014

Are you looking to build bonds with common interests?

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New Study: Women in Hollywood Earn Less As Career Progresses

For black actresses, picture gets more gloomy

A new study further supports notion that female actresses earn less as they get older,…

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Women of Power: Macy’s Shawn Outler Talks Retail Industry Boss Moves Beyond the Sales Floor

Executive shares how women of color can leverage diversity of opportunities

Shawn Outler, a group vice president at Macy’s, shares her career journey and how women…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women of Power: Young Leader Teaches Girls Importance of ‘Going Global’

How Martice Sutton used international adventures to spark social enterprise

Young voyager Martice Sutton details how global travel enriched her life and career and sparked…

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John W. Thompson Replaces Bill Gates as Chairman of Microsoft Board

Virtual Instruments CEO brings more than 40 years experience as tech innovator

John W. Thompson, CEO of Virtual Instruments, has been named chairman of the board of…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Job Hopping: How Millennials Can Remain Fulfilled and Pay Their Dues

Career expert Lindsey Pollak shares tips for making right professional moves

Gen Y career expert Lindsey Pollak shares the do’s and don’ts of exiting entry-level jobs…

By Jamie Harrison

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5 Good Reasons You’re a Prime Job Candidate … And Don’t Even Know It

Young professionals: Know the value you bring to the table

If you know your value, you’re several steps ahead of the pack. Check out these…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Pre-Grad is the New Post-Grad: 5 Benefits to Building Your Brand While Still In College

Don't wait until after graduation to position yourself for success

Waiting until after graduation to position yourself and your professional brand? Don’t. Here are five…

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Women of Power: Beauty Business Phenom Iman Shares Insights on Global Success

Somalian-born leader in diverse industries has surpassed boundaries

Woman of power and beauty business pioneer Iman talks her career, how she was able…

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Power Women of the Diaspora: Young Travelista Shares How Global Journeys Enriched Career

Nigerian-American social entrepreneur Zim Ugochukwu talks expanding horizons

Zim Ugochukwu, a Nigerian-American social entrepreneur, details how global travel has enriched her career journey…

By Kandia Johnson

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Women of Power: Author & Political Strategist Talks Importance of Taking Risks

You can strategically step out of the box and still win

Sophia A. Nelson is one business phenom that knows the immense power women have when…

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New Balancing Act: Juggling Your Day Job, Side Hustle and Life

Millennials: Five steps to juggling it all

If you’re like many enterprising millennials, you have a side hustle or two, plus your…

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Is Narcissism the Key to Great Leadership?

A bit of self-absorbed super confidence can actually do some good

A study finds that, in moderation, being over-confident and self-centered can be a good leadership…

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Women of Power: Author and TV Personality Star Jones Talks Power of Sisterhood

Learn how to leverage your valuable female network

Black Enterprise Women of Power alumna Star Jones Talks Power of sisterhood in career success.

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Women of Power: Author and Life Coach Shares Insights on Happiness and Defining Success

Learn how to create synergy between your passions and your work

Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit alumna Valorie Burton knows more than a thing or…

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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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Millennials: What’s the State of Your (Career) Union?

Three steps to realistically assess and set goals for advancement

Young professionals, take cues from one of the oldest practices in U.S. government–the State of…

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Author and Life Coach Demetria Lucas Talks Branding and Reality TV Boss Moves

Castmate opens up about catfights, career advancement and black power women

‘A Belle In Brooklyn’ author and life coach, Demetria Lucas, talks expanding her multi-platform brand…

By Kimberly Wilson

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Women of Power: Healthcare Industry Leader Talks Career-Boosting Communication

Young phenom executive Chekesha Kidd gives insider details on effective leadership

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If you’re a young professional, your…

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3 Steps to Having a Fun, Fresh and Amazing Career

'Tom Joyner Morning Show' producer Nikki Woods shares tips on fulfillment

Nikki Woods, senior producer for the “Tom Joyner Morning Show” talks strategies to keep your…

By Antoine Moss

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Women of Power: Not Moving Up at Work? 3 Smart Steps to Assess Yourself and Advance

Power exec Sandra Sims-Williams shares candid advice from personal experience

Sandra Sims-Williams, a Black Enterprise Women of Power summit alumna, details how to truly assess…

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Women of Power: Author and Business Consultant Audra Bohannon Talks Work-Life Balance

Leading executive details tips to boost your career

Audra Bohannon, a Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit alumna and leading business consultant, talks…

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3 Surefire Signs That Event Has Nothing to Do With Professional Development

If you want to be strategic with your time, take heed to these red flags

If you’re into strategic time management and seeking to expand your network, be sure to…

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Global Woman of Power Lisa Opoku Talks Tips for Managers on Team Building

From the U.S. to Asia, this powerhouse brings diverse experience in stellar career

Global corporate powerhouse Lisa Opoku talks team-building and leadership tips for managers.

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Sylvia Rhone to Receive Presidential Award at Annual Music Biz Convention

Industry vet will be first female executive to receive the honor

Power woman and music icon Sylvia Rhone will be the first female executive to receive…

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Networking Nuances: Learn From the Best, Woman of Power Debra Langford

Ultimate networker shares insider tips for making quality connections

Entrepreneur and power networker Debra Langford has impressive career receipts, and talks networking mojo tips…

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Leadership Handicaps: 5 Surefire Signs You Can’t Be Trusted at the Helm

These bad habits ensure you won't be next in line to be the boss

Want to be a leader and wondering why you’re passed over? Here’s five bad habits…

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Reinvention Mojo: What You Can Learn from Woman of Power Kelly Chapman

Former Microsoft professional shares insights to inspire

Entrepreneur and former Microsoft recruitment professional Kelly Chapman shares insights on tech employment at Black…

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The Power of Awkward: 3 Ways to Leverage a Valuable Quirk in Leadership

Use your wacky, out-of-the-box fabness to stand out among the pack

Celebrities like Issa Rae have made it cool—and marketable—to be awkward, and you can too.…

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Women of Power: Nationwide Executive Gale King Talks Millennials and Branding for Advancement

A commitment to excellence and engagement can lead to stellar career results

Corporate powerhouse Gale King talks about her career ascension and how young professionals can build…

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Month of the Man: University of Maryland Athletic Director Talks Leadership and Diversity

Kevin Anderson details the x's and o's of success

University of Maryland Athletic Director Kevin Anderson details keys to leadership success for young men…

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Boss Moves Lessons from a Woman of Power: American Express EVP Glenda Goodly McNeal

Then and now: 3 key insights on career positioning from a female who beat the odds

A millennial gets a chance meeting with American Express executive Glenda McNeal and is inspired…

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…

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Bankable Advice: 3 Major Career Lessons I’ve Learned From Millionaires

It's the intangible capital that keeps on giving

With inspiration from Paul C. Brunson, one millennial recalls the millionaires she’s encountered and the…

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3 Awesome (Paid) Internships That Promote Diversity

These programs offer hands-on experience in booming industries

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There has been quite a bit of criticism and dialogue about unpaid internships,…

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Investing In Yourself: 3 Ways to Meet the Cost of (Wanting to Be) A Boss

Young professionals, don't let lack of funds dictate your next boss move

As young professionals, sometimes pockets don’t match ambitions, posing a challenge for professional development. Here…

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Think a Career in Financial Services is Not For You? Think Again

For high-ranking African American professionals at Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual), the 162-year-old insurance…

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Month of the Man: Hit-Making Producer Shares Three Steps for Career Success In Music

Learn more about how you can be a success behind-the-scenes in entertainment

Hit music producer Carvin Haggins shares his next moves and three steps for success for…

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Boss Moves: Amber Ruffin Reportedly First Black Female Writer in Late-Night TV

Comedian brings Chicago training and performance experience

Amber Ruffin has joined the Jimmy Fallon’s “Late Night” writing room recently, becoming the first…

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Career #Selfie: How to Take Assessment of Your Professional Goals

Three vital questions to determine your next professional steps

Millennials love posting selfies on social media, but there’s one that affects your happiness and…

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Month of the Man: Top Music Producer Talks Career Path, Longevity, and Business 101

Hit-maker Carvin Haggins shares insider tips on how to break in the industry

Producer Carvin Haggins shares insider tips on how to get into the music biz and…

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Virtual Virtuoso: How to Network at Online Events and Career Fairs

Don't miss the boat on a booming employment trend

With today’s tech-focused business environment, Web-based meetups and career fairs are booming. Here’s how to…

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Career Swagger: When Cultural Code Switching Equals Success, Not Sell-Out

Author and 'gentleman' shares tips for black men to upgrade power moves

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Through the years, the African-American community has been struggling with the ability to brand…

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Humility is the New Black: A Millennial’s Hard Truth About Leadership and Bosshood

That age-old, super-aggressive model of career climbing can be faulty at best

After maturity and experience kicks in, one young professional finds that age-old, super-aggressive model of…

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Boss Moves: Josie Thomas Promoted to EVP and Chief Diversity Officer at CBS

Executive brings legal and business experience to new post

Josie Thomas was recently promoted to executive vice president and Chief Diversity Officer at CBS…

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4 Job-Search Strategies You Probably Haven’t Tried

Kick up your efforts a notch with these tips

Reevaluate your search methods with these job-seeking tips.

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Organization Kicks Off New Initiative to Promote Career Development and Entrepreneurship

Group also partnering with Give1 Project for women's program in Senegal

Walker’s Legacy, a national resource for women in business, is kicking off its initiative to…

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The Official Day to Clean Off Your Desk: 7 Steps to Get Organized

Declutter .... lest you risk peace of mind---and that promotion

Clutter has been associated with productivity loss—and even loss of promotion—so use today’s recognized occasion,…

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Top 5 Least Stressful Jobs

Tailor and professor among less-strenuous jobs

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With high amounts of stress due to the current economic climate—and the fallout of…

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10 Websites to Get You Started in Freelancing

These resources will help you get started

Check out these resources to help you get started as a freelancer in any industry.

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The Secret to Great Recruitment? Silence

Try the '50 Percent' method during calls with job candidates

Want to seal the deal with a winning job candidate? Try the “50% rule” when…

By Janell Hazelwood

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3 Quick, Easy—and Free— Steps to Boost Your Job Prospects

Try these options that will take a bit of the stress out of your search

So, you haven’t yet landed that dream gig yet, and money is getting tighter and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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…

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Boss Moves: Meet the First Black Female Comic on SNL in Six Years

Get to know the latest addition to the cast

After controversy about lack of diversity on Saturday Night Live, Sasheer Zamata joins the ranks…

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Then and Now: 10 Gigs That Didn’t Exist Before, But Are Now Booming

Tech, fitness-related jobs lead as high in demand and big on salary potential

These jobs weren’t even a thought for companies to invest in before and are now…

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Grooming Entrepreneur Talks Transition from Helming Corporate Brands to Brand of His Own

Michael James gives leadership advice for young men of color

Entrepreneur Michael James, of Frederick Benjamin Grooming, details golden nuggets of business success only learned…

By Janell Hazelwood

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TV One Host & Former ESPN Correspondent Shares Advice on Navigating a Male-Dominated Industry

Shannon Cross talks winning career strategy for women

TV personality and TV One host Shannon Cross give details on her career advancement and…

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From History Teacher to Haircare Entrepreneur: How One Woman Made the Transition

Natural powerhouse Karen Tappin details tips for success

A former educator, Karen Tappin chose to step out on faith and start her natural…

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First-Quarter Presentations: How to be a Hit

The Levo League offers tips for engaging and invigorating meetings

PowerPoint is the age-old, tried-and-true tool for presentations but its not the end all, be…

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5 Steps to Acing Your First Business Trip

Don't make amateur mistakes that could cost you your job

Don’t make silly mistakes on your first business trip that could cost you workplace respect…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Be Aware: 4 Hiring Practices Set to Increase in 2014

'Off-shoring' jobs among employment trends to take a lead

From ‘off-shoring’ jobs to hiring more part-time than full-time workers, employers detail plans for 2014…

By Janell Hazelwood

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2014 Jobs Forecast: Employers Plan to Be Cautious with Recruitment

Salaries for highly skilled workers set to become more competitive

According to Careerbuilder’s annual report, employers plan to be cautious in 2014 with hiring, and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Africa-America Institute Launching Speaker Series for Global Leaders

Networking, advocacy and panel events to start in January

Starting in January and ending in November 2014, the Africa-American Institute will begin its speaker…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Cool Jobs: Music Manager FlyKix, the Man Behind Trindad James

A thriving businessman, music manager talks fashion and career path

Fly, the man responsible for Trinidad James and Rich Homie Quan, shares how music and…

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1.3 Million Americans Set to Lose Unemployment Benefits

White House urging Congress to extend program

More than 1 million unemployed will lose benefits Dec. 28, with far-reaching implications for economy.…

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Fresh Start: 7 Smart Actions for the First Week on the Job

Get a good lead at the new gig with this checklist

If you’re ringing in the new year with a new gig, take this checklist with…

By Janell Hazelwood

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5 Tell-Tale Signs You Should Turn Down a Job Offer

Don't just take any gig. Here are the dealbreakers

When being strategic, you don’t want to take just any job offer. Here are signs…

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Job Hopper: How Young Professionals Can Explain Short Employment Stints

Six steps to best market your diverse experience

Many millennials will have worked several jobs within five years. But how do young job…

By Jaimee Ratliff

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3 Quick Steps to Prep for Job-Seeking Boss Moves in 2014

Use this easy checklist to see new and better employment in the new year

Millennials and young professionals, use this quick guideline in prepping for new and better employment…

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Friend Recommendations: Three Questions to Ask Before Putting Yourself on the Line

Don't put your reputation on the line before considering key things

You may want to help that unemployed family member or friend but not so fast.…

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First Management Job? Here’s How to Rock It Out

5 steps to transition without a hitch

You’ve paid your dues, done stellar work, and brought revenues to the company. Now you’ve…

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Cool Jobs: ‘Branding Queen’ Talks Creative Career Path and Juggling Entrepreneurship with Day Job

Tola Lawal, founder of SixOne7Creative makes it happen

Tola Lawal, who has worked behind the scenes for brands including BET and Blue Flame,…

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How Pres. William R. Harvey’s business approach produced an HBCU set for sustainable longevity

Hampton University president William Harvey gives candid insights on HBCU management efficiency and entrepreneurial innovation.

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Rihanna Adds Balmain to Her Career Portfolio

Pop star becomes face of luxury Parisian brand

Pop start Rihanna has become the new face of luxury Parisian fashion brand Balmain, adding…

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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

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Mental Motivation: How to Train Yourself to Be Successful

5 steps to enhancing your capacity for bigger boss moves

You an train your mind to make bigger boss moves. Here’s five steps to help…

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How to Get More Flex Time at Work

Try this strategy to get your ideal work schedule

Don’t know how to approach your boss to get flexible hours? Try this smart strategy.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Leap of Faith: A Millennial’s Story of Saying Goodbye to the 9-to-5

Journalist Dontaira Terrell's journey to call her own shots and take back her independence

Millennial Dontaira Terrell quit her Corporate America job to pursue calling her own shots in…

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Dueces: A Millennial’s Guide to Career Clean-Up for 2014

9 professional habits, people, and ideals I'll be giving the boot in the new year

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I love a good purge —(Pause. Not going there.)—from getting rid of clothes…

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In the Zone: How to Get Through Struggle of Career Burnout

Sometimes you can't just quit. Here's how to work past it

Here’s how to overcome career burnout without totally shutting down.

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Artist and Fitness Buff Talks Social Media’s Role in Career Advancement

Keaira LaShae uses Web to merge professional interests

Artist and fitness enthusiast Keaira LaShae has used social media to fuel her day job…

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How to Answer the Toughest Question at a Job Interview

You don't want to flub this one, lest you miss out on your dream gig

You’re acing the job interview until your prospective employer asks one of the most difficult…

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How Criminal Background Checks Prevent You From Getting the Job

Find out how you can take action

Are you being discriminated against because of your criminal background? Find out how you can…

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5 Ways to Market Your Business for the Holiday Season

‘Tis the Season: The Best Temp Jobs and How to Maximize Them

Be sure to make the most of your time with holiday employment

Seasonal work can be favorable to your future career advancement if you choose wisely. Here’s…

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On the Radar: Africa’s Leading Women in Business, Entertainment, Politics and Advocacy

The AWP Network highlights global powerhouses we all should watch

The AWP Network highlights global power women, some well-known and others under-the-radar, who we all…

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Do Call It a Comeback: 4 Lessons on Career Rebounding from the Soul Train Awards

This year's show embodied true essence of triumph over professional challenges

The Soul Train Music Awards were a hit, holding a prevalent theme of career comebacks…

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You Better Recognize: How Lauding Your Employees Boosts Productivity

Offering more than a pat on the back can be good for company bottom line

Showing your workers appreciation can boost efficiency and productivity. Here’s how to do it without…

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Singer Kelis Adds Culinary Skills to Her Career Portfolio

Music star introduces new sauce line, Feast

One of the little known facts about music artist Kelis is her culinary skills

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Give Thanks: 5 Workplace Personalities Who Rock

Just a little gratitude for the awesome people you work with

Many lists feature qualities of the boss from hell or horrible coworkers, but these workplace…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Celeb Besties: 5 Lessons on Power Duos and Dynamic Networking

Don't sleep. Strategic friendships can lead to big wins

Sightings of the Kardashian clan with hip-hop royalty have raised eyebrows, but get a clue:…

By Janell Hazelwood

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On the Hunt: 7 Deadly Sins of Job Seekers

Be sure to avoid these vices during your search

Oftentimes the job search process can be frustrating, but don’t fall victim to these career-killing…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Style Violation: Rihanna’s Doobie And 5 Other Office Hair Faux Pas

Power women, stay away from common mistakes that could cost you your coin

Rihanna’s AMA awards look—Doobie pins and all—have everyone talking hair. Take a look at 4…

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Layover: 4 (Career) Boss Moves to Pass the Time at America’s Most Delayed Airports

Give Candy Crush a rest and advance your professional development

Layovers and delays are becoming a prevalent part of travel, so how do you spend…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Caught Slipping: 7 Oversights That Could Cost You Your Career

Forgo these power plays and you may see your professional pursuits go down the drain

Forget these power plays and you might watch your career pursuits go down the drain.

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10 Steps to Snag That Promotion

Try this strategy to get on the right path to advancement

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You’ve done stellar work, made friends in the office and even secured a sponsor…

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Six Smart Holiday Boss Moves to Ensure Success into the New Year

Don't let time fly without planning your next best steps

Get an early start on planning your next best moves into 2014. Here’s a checklist…

By Janell Hazelwood

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How to Break Bad News to Your Boss

Come correct so you won't lose your dignity---or your job

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It’s always a dreadful thought when you have to go to your boss…

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Power Women: 3 Ways to Overcome Workplace Stereotypes

HR and career development professional shares insider secrets to success

Workplace stereotypes are still prevalent in terms of how women are perceived. Here’s how you…

By Antoine Moss

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Unfriend: How to Keep Your Boss Out of Your (Social Media) Business

You can approach that awkward moment with professional ease

So your boss is encouraging connection via social media and wants to follow your updates.…

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NASCAR Appoints New Managing Director of Brand and Consumer Marketing

Kenny Mitchell brings leadership experience from companies including Gatorade/PepsiCo

Kenny Mitchell has been named managing director of brand and consumer marketing, NASCAR announced recently.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Cool Jobs: Skincare Entrepreneur Talks Transition from Music Theater to Beauty Industry

Milla Thomas: 'I'm blessed to have found the (career) love of my life'

After studying music theater and working in show business, entrepreneur Milla Thomas found the (career)…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Get the Gig: 5 Top Job Search Engines to Land Employment

These sites have specialized criteria for your job-seeking needs

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When it comes to job seeking, the more resources you have and the more…

By Janell Hazelwood

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3 Life-Changing Leadership Lessons from a Batkid

Take a cue from Miles' fearless journey to see his wish become reality

San Francisco’s Bay Area has been shut down by a fearless 5-year-old battling leukemia dubbed…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Miles Davis Biopic: Don Cheadle Set to Expand Career Profile with Directorial Debut

Actor working in collaboration with family, Herbie Hancock

Actor Don Cheadle is making more Hollywood boss moves with a new Miles Davis biopic…

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Study: Many Professionals Forced to Choose Careers Outside College Major

More than 30 percent say they never found job related to degree

A new Careerbuilder study shows many college-educated professionals choose to pursue careers outside their major…

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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Turning Career Anger Into Passion… and Then, Into Professional Calling

Facing workplace issues that grind your gears? Here's the best way to channel the rage

We’ve all witnessed business faux pas that grind our gears. But don’t get angry. Get…

By Janell Hazelwood

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5 Reasons Hiring Managers Aren’t Calling You

'The Recruitment Snitch' shares secrets of job-seeking success

‘The Recruitment Snitch’ shares insider tips to improve your chances of landing that dream job.…

By Antoine Moss

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4 Smart Habits of Your Boss You Should Mimic

Many things your supervisor avoids doing are the most telling

Your boss can be a perfect source for leadership inspiration. And oftentimes it’s what he…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Nerd Alert: 5 Job-seeking Perks to Being a Geek

Being super-passionate about a hobby, talent or industry can work in your favor

The geek in you can give you that extra edge as a job candidate. Here’s…

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15 Ways to Use Humor to Your Advantage During Your Job Search

Leverage your gift for comedy for employment success

Here’s a strategy where humor works to your advantage, even if you’re not interviewing for…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Global Innovators to be Honored at African Diaspora Awards in New York City

Honorees and international leaders will gather to highlight excellence in industries

Applause Africa will honor global leaders in philanthropy, media, entertainment and technology at African Diaspora…

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Productivity Faux Pas? 3 Smart Reasons Being a Late Sleeper Is Not Such a Bad Thing

It's quite fine if you'd rather get your best work done well after the crack of dawn

True early risers see productivity benefits, but here are 3 reasons night owls—and late sleepers—…

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How to Maximize Your Future Job Options at a Dead-End Gig

Be sure to make the best of your time, whether it's a dream or a nightmare

How do you maximize your time at a job that’s not exactly what you want…

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How to Network for a New Gig… While Still at the Old One

This strategy will ensure you don't lose what you have trying to get ahead

It can be challenging to network for job leads while you’re still gainfully employed. Try…

By Janell Hazelwood

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3 Career Lessons From the Best Resume I’ve Ever Seen

This CV incorporates elements of innovation and ingenuity

Robby Leonardi’s interactive resume has become viral. See how you can be inspired to rev…

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Report: High-Wage Jobs Expected to See Higher Growth Than Low Wage

Strongest projected growth projected in healthcare, energy and IT

A new report indicates that high-wage jobs will see higher growth than low wage and…

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Gladiators in Action: 5 Ways to Avoid Scandal in Your Career

Take a cue from Olivia Pope's team of fixers to avoid professional travesties

Scandal’s popular gladiators can teach us all a thing or two about avoiding scandals in…

By Antoine Moss

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Cool Jobs: Former Marketing Executive Launches the Ultimate Beauty Arsenal

Entrepreneur took experience working with moguls like Russell Simmons to thrive in self-employment

Founder and CEO of COCOTIQUE talks transiting from marketing career into beauty industry entrepreneur.

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Career Servant: 3 Steps to Standing Out via Service

Volunteering not only serves organization, but your professional bottom line

You can maximize your career success options by simply doing good deeds on a daily…

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How to Use Your Love of Facebook in Your Job Search

If you’re a Facebook fanatic, try incorporating these steps in your job search.

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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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African Diaspora Awards to Kick Off with UN Ambassadorial Tour for Young Professionals

Tour will facilitate networking and career development

To kick off the African Diaspora Awards, Applause Africa is hosting the ADA Ambassadorial Tour…

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6 Steps to Skew Any Job Interview in Your Favor

Use this strategy in planning your approach for your next opportunity

Use this strategy to go into your interview with confidence and seal the deal.

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Female Tech Leaders Honored at “Women of Color” Event

Chrysler Group professionals get top awards

Women professionals of color from Chrysler group honored as leaders in STEM leadership.

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Women Continue to See Gains in Employment

Black male jobless rate still far surpassing women in same age group

Reports indicate women seeing gains in employment, while men lag behind, especially minority men.

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It’s Criticism, Not Hate: How to Take Critique in the Workplace

Don't lose the lesson while you're all in your feelings

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No one is always right or does everything perfect. It’s a fact of life.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Power OOTD: Suit Up In Houndstooth

How to rock a pattern that's making a subtle comeback

This black-and-white checked print is making a subtle comeback. Here’s how to rock it in…

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Boardwalk Empire’s Dr. Narcisse: 3 Career Lessons on Influence and Power

Show's villian can teach a thing or two about boosting the boss moves---barring murder and mischief

Dr. Narcisse of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” can teach a thing or two about boosting the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Moving Back to Nigeria: U.S-Trained Professional Shares His Career Experience

Engineer shares day-to-day life, challenges and triumphs

A U.S-trained engineer took the leap to return to Africa, and shares his day-to-day challenges…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Africa-America Institute CEO Talks Authoritative Confidence for Women Leaders

Amini Kajunju gives her strategy for global leadership achievement

Africa-America Institute CEO Amini Kajunju shares her insights on strategic career building for prospective women…

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Cool Jobs: Twin Educators Talk Balancing Career and Passion for the Business of Art

Sharon and Karen Mackey prove that anyone can re-pave and reinvent professional paths

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We…

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7 Smart, Post-Internship Actions to Land the Gig

How to see long-term, residual affects long after it's over

Make the most of your internship experience and see positive residual effects even long after…

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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

Top chefs and entrepreneurs showcase talents and wares among professionals

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

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Mackey Sisters Present Landmark Twins Exhibit at NYC’s Schomburg

Jerry and Terry Lynn showcase talent and talk professional passion

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

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Cool Jobs: Twin Artists Talk Synergy in Making a Living with a Brush

Jerry and Terry Lynn have unbreakable bond--whether separate or together

Twin artists Jerry and Terry Lynn talk professional synergy, choosing their calling and advice for…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Terrence J Inspires Youth To ‘Dream Big’ Through Disney Dreamer’s Academy

Program continues to hold true to its mission to inspire and fuel the dreams of teens

Entering its 7th year, the Disney Dreamer’s Academy continues to hold true to its mission…

By Kimberly Wilson

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Top Reasons Employees Leave Their Company

The reasons employees leave a company are more than just a paycheck

At the height of the recession, employees were more likely to stay put when they…

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Push It to the Limit: How to Become the MVP of Your Company

Embrace the concept of 'stretchwork' to become better than average

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Have you been feeling as if you aren’t exactly where you deserve to…

By Antoine Moss

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Put in Work: 4 Habits of Creative People That Can Lead to Success

Take a cue from artists' and writers' discipline and routine

Writers and artists might be viewed as footloose and fancy free, but some of their…

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