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Iconic Artist and Humanitarian Annie Lee Dies at 79

The internationally acclaimed woman was known for her faceless paintings

Artist Annie Lee passed away on November 24th at age 79, leaving behind her daughter,…

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5 Savvy Books for Black Entrepreneurs

Here are the must reads for aspiring African American capitalists

These are the five books that every African American entrepreneur should have in their library…

By Cristie Leondis

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Innov8tiv Magazine Expands to Kenya with Hub East Africa Partnership

The social enterprise center is open for all entrepreneurs

Innov8tiv magazine has expanded from its U.S. base to Kenya with a partnership with The…

By Cristie Leondis

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[RECAP] She Leads Africa Presents Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Tweet Chat

#WEDAfrica chat featured insights from three global female entrepreneurs

She Leads Africa, a global resource for women entrepreneurs, hosted a chat on Women’s Entrepreneurship…

By Cristie Leondis

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How Ngozi Opara Is Transforming Black Hair & Beauty Culture

Entrepreneur offers extension options for women to wear natural curls and coils

Ngozi Opara, founder of the Heatfree Hair Movement, is offering options for women who wear…

By Kandia Johnson

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MVP Winners: Baseball Champs of Color From 2005 to Present

These six are sports leaders on and off the mound

Check out the six MVP winners of color in the major league’s from 2005 to…

By Cristie Leondis

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Application Launch for 2015-2016 White House Fellows

President Obama and the First Lady are encouraging Americans to apply

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are encouraging Americans to apply to the White…

By Cristie Leondis

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One Third of Part-Time Workers Are Struggling to Find Full-Time Work

A recent study by CareerBuilder shows many still having difficulty

A nationwide survey was conducted by CareerBuilder online, which took samples from 301 U.S. part-time…

By Cristie Leondis

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ColorComm NYC Hosts Dinner and Dialogue With Tricia Clarke-Stone

The innovator dished on her career and gave tips for inspiring entrepreneurs

Tricia Clarke-Stone, CEO and Co-founder of Narrative_, an entertainment and tech collaborative, talked success tips…

By Cristie Leondis

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From the Battlefield to Business: 5 Savvy Steps to Transition Into Entrepreneurship

Military vet details keys to applying service skills to an enterprise

Tabatha Turman, CEO of Integrated Finance and Accounting Solutions (IFAS), successfully transferred military experience to…

By Nicole Cober, Esq.

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Meet the Winners: Plunge Culture & Creativity Conference Innovation Slam

Two inventors now eligible to attend Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference

Two winners of the Innovation Slam at PlungeCon were recognized for their creative innovations, as…

By Cristie Leondis

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Chief-Angel-in-Charge: How One Woman Balances Day Job with Community Work

TV producer Yazmin Ramos committed to helping elderly

Yazmin Ramos has made it her mission to change the lives of seniors each month…

By Kimberly Wilson

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Relocating? How to Build a New Professional Network

Whether it's your next opportunity or a fresh start, here's how to expand your network

Relocating for a new opportunity or just a fresh start? Check out these tips on…

By Daron Pressley

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Family Business of the Year: Barbara “Sky” Talks Why ‘Can’t’ Doesn’t Mean Impossible

This inspirational entrepreneur survived breast cancer and the death of a son

Barbara “Sky” Burrell is an entrepreneur’s inspiration after surviving personal tests and being honored as…

By Raqiyah Mays

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Former NFL Player Troy Williamson Switches Gears to Entrepreneurship

'I get inspired by looking where I came from and all the obstacles I’ve been through'

Former NFL player Troy Williamson speaks about entrepreneurship, giving back and helping people via motivational…

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From Frustration into Profit: Former Dancer Talks Journey to Launch Eco-Friendly Undergarments

Erin Carpenter, founder of Nude Barre, saw void in the market and decided to fill it

Erin Carpenter, CEO of Nude Barre, a specialty line of eco friendly undergarments, talks turning…

By Kandia Johnson

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Last Man Standing: Entrepreneur Buys Building Where He Was Fired

Sequin City founder tells story of triumph over unemployment

Sequin City’s triumphant return is an African-American success story of an entrepreneur who triumphed over…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Black MBA Conference: How One Job Seeker Turned Challenges into Career Triumph

In times of difficulty, putting your best foot forward can lead to winning results

It’s up to entrepreneurs and executives to recognize when talented people are facing difficulty and…

By Aniesia Williams

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Actor Orlando Jones: From Hollywood to Digital Diversity

Writer-and comedian becomes digital entrepreneur with iROC Emoticons

Writer and actor Orlando Jones is diversifying the digital emoticon world with his app iRoc…

By Raqiyah Mays

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Singer Avant Talks Music Business and Changing Landscape of R&B

With more than 10 years in the business, he offers wisdom for young talent

Singer-songwriter Avant talks the business behind the music industry, longevity and advice for young talent…

By Daron Pressley

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How One Professional Turned Termination Into Entrepreneurial Adventure

Cherae Robinson, winner of She Leads Africa pitch competition details success

Cherae Robinson, winner of $10,000 She Leads Africa Business Pitch Competition, talks turning passion into…

By Kandia Johnson

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WATCH: Former Hot 97 Employee Turns Passion Into Entrepreneurship

Karlie Hustle details journey and teaches others via "How to Quit Your Job" series

Former Hot 97 Music Director Karlie Hustle has taken her talents to YouTube with her…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Corporate Life: How to Leave On Your Own Terms

Executive coach shares steps to thrive during your transition

Executive coach Michelle Awuku-Tatum shares tips on how Corporate America professionals can successful transition and…

By Michelle Awuku-Tatum

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From Red Lobster to Banking Leader: One Woman Shares Her Story of Transitions and Success

Anie-Akpe Lewis, Innov8tiv mag founder, talks leveraging diverse experiences

Akpe-Lewis, banking executive and founder of Innov8tiv magazine, shares how her diverse career background has…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Boss Moves: DASNY Executive Gains Post at NYC Comptroller’s Office

Carra Wallace brings 20 years of public sector experience to newly created position

Carra Wallace, of the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, gains new post…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women of Power: Risk, Re-brand & Reboot: The Art of Reinvention

Linda Johnson Rice and Desiree Rogers of Johnson Publishing Co. talk career journeys

Linda Johnson Rice, chairman of Johnson Publishing Co., and Desiree Rogers, CEO of the powerhouse…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Lawyer-Turned-Rapper Gilles Talks Trading in Courtrooms for Studios

How a major leap of faith led to more fulfillment

Gilles Walters took a major leap, transitioning from a legal career into the music industry.…

By Kimberly Wilson

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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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…

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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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.

By Kimberly Wilson

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Career Change Game: Six Hot Skills to Include On Your Resume

These traits can apply to almost any industry

These top qualities are an asset for any company—and should be included on your resume,…

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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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Career Transition: 3 Big Mistakes To Avoid

Whether you took the leap due to a rut or just want a new adventure, stay away from these pitfalls

Whether you changed because of a rut or just wanted to embark on a new…

By Janell Hazelwood

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From Passion to Profits: Leopold Vasquez’s ‘The Sound of Art’

Leopold Vasquez is an art lover who has turned his passion into an eclectic career with the Sound of Art.

Website that seeks to be a matchmaker of sorts with people and art.

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Employers Seeing Value of Older Employees

Companies including AT&T and Google recognize importance of seniors

As the working population—and the unemployed—continue to age, companies including AT&T and Google recognize importance…

By Janell Hazelwood

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New Job Blues? How to Transition With Ease

Try these tips to cope and overcome challenges

Getting a new gig can be both exciting and frightening. New experiences, a better paycheck…

By Janell Hazelwood

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5 Steps to Stellar Personal Branding on the Web

Make an excellent professional impression on the Web

Use these quick steps to get started on the right path to establishing your professional…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Senior Leadership: 5 Steps To Help Millennials Get There

Keith Wyche shares keys to advancement for young professionals

Want to reduce your obstacles and fast-track your senior leadership success? Check out these tips…

By Antoine Moss

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Career Switch: 7 Options That Don’t Require New Degree

If you’re looking to make a change, these options require no new degree—just a bit…

By Janell Hazelwood

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3 Smart Steps to Overcome Fear of Career Transitions

Author and commentator Jeff Johnson shares key to navigating professional journey

Author and commentator Jeff Johnson shares keys to successfully making transitions and advancing in your…

By Antoine Moss

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Office Favoritism: How to Combat Without Losing Your Job

Use this strategy to come out on top

How to combat office favoritism without losing your cool—and your job.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Career Judgment: How to Be Wise And Get Ahead

Judge William Dawson offers tips for overcoming negative peer pressure

Judge William Dawson offers tips for overcoming peer pressure to build career wisdom for young…

By Antoine Moss

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Former menswear designer, Rachel Brooks, created Citizen Made, an e-commerce platform to assist retailers who sell customizable products.

Maverick Maker Rachel Brooks Talks Business of Design and Technology

Citizen Made co-founder on transitioning to tech, mentorship and perfecting your pitch

Citizen Made co-founder Rachel Brooks talks to BlackEnterprise.com about her transition into the tech industry,…

By Janel Martinez

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6 Ways to Reach Business Success Sooner

How to Turn That Summer Gig Into a Permanent Job

Plan today for your next career move

Plan now for your next career move once your temp work is over. If you…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Month of the Man: How Young Black Men Can Conquer Unemployment

Ways minority males can not only ace the interview but land the gig

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This month, BlackEnterprise.com presents Month of the Man, where we bring you…

By Antoine Moss

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Top Caribbean Power Women: Leaders in Politics, Music, and More

Exemplary females with roots in the Islands

In honor of Caribbean Heritage Month, BlackEnterprise.com highlights top leaders of Caribbean descent in sports,…

By Joshua Perrin

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Professional Reinvention: 3 Savvy Tips to Get Motivated and Get Started

Author Dorie Clark talks career courage and professional transitions

Dorie Clark, author Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future, talks career courage and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Get Hired: Top Jobs For Recent Graduates

Despite slumping employment stats, look at the brighter side with these opportunities

True, the employment stats for minorities may seem a bit gloomy, but here are ten…

By Janell Hazelwood

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How Knowing and Understanding Stats Can Boost Your Career

The numbers game can be tedious but analytics can be an asset

The numbers game can be boring, but check out how seemingly boring stats can help…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Cubicle Hype: 5 Career Lies to Stop Telling Yourself

Thoughts and beliefs that hinder professional progress

We all hold beliefs that could either help our advancement or hinder our success. Be…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Trends in Career Reinvention: Cities Hiring ‘Chief Innovation Officers’

Latest news lends nod to power of reinvention for professionals

Cities are now hiring chief innovation officers, a nod at how job seekers can focus…

By Janell Hazelwood

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4 Smart Reasons to Leave the 9-to-5 And Become Your Own Boss

Making that move of faith isn't just for disgruntled workers

Sometimes it’s a bigger power play to work for yourself. Here’s why.

By Janell Hazelwood

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10 Smart Ways to Manage Your Most Valuable Asset: Your Career

Apply similar rules of thumb for your professional portfolio

Your financial portfolio is not the only thing that needs constant upkeep and updating. Here’s…

By Janell Hazelwood

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15 Celebrities Who’ve Made Winning Career Changes

These entertainers have created versatile options for longevity

For celebrities, having longevity in their industries can be challenging, but these have transitioned into…

By Sasha King

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5 Ways to Optimize Your Social Media Profiles for Job Seeking

These tips are quick, simple and out of the box

So you’ve seen tip after tip on optimizing your resume. Well these are simple and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Ladies, Be Inspired: 7 Steps to Upgrade Your Career

Take a cue from Southern Culture Artisan Food founder Erica Barrett

Erica Barrett founded Southern Culture Artisan Foods after taking a leap of faith away from…

By Antoine Moss

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How To Tap Into the Job Network You Didn’t Know You Had

Take these steps to redevelop existing relationships

Looking for the next gig, and don’t know where to start. How about the people…

By Janell Hazelwood

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College to Career: 5 Steps to an Easy Transition

Strategy for maximizing valuable post-grad career building

This strategy will ensure you don’t waste valuable time and resources post graduation.

By Antoine Moss

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Trailblazers of Education: 7 Black Women Who Broke Barriers

Scholar pioneers who advance intellect and innovation of society

Here’s a look a seven female pioneers who advance the plight of education around the…

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Career Going Nowhere Fast? Here’s How to Reroute

This strategy will get you on the right track

If your professional life has reached a plateau and it seems to be going nowhere,…

By Sasha King

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4 Top Athletes with Winning Careers Outside the Game

Enterprising stars taking careers and brands to next level

These four enterprising professionals are expanding their brands into business deals that could be lucrative…

By Courtney Connley

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Pros and Cons of Going from “Yes, Boss” to Being the Boss

From employee to self-employed, here are tips to transition smoothly

Going from being an employee to being self-employed can be challenging. Here are a few…

By Courtney Connley

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Success After 40: 5 Tips for Career Transitioning

It's never too late to revamp, recharge or even restart your career

It’s never too late to revive and recharge your career. Take it to the next…

By Courtney Connley

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You Get Paid to Do What? 5 Unique Jobs for Creative Types

These out-of-the-box careers are perfect options

If you’re a creative job candidate or don’t fit into a mold, no worries. These…

By Courtney Connley

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5 Smart Things to Do When You’re Clueless About Your Career Choice

Don't panic. This strategy will help you gain clarity

Unsure about what professional path to take? Here are a few smart things to consider…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Ash Cash Uses Financial Literacy to Empower Communities

Making people's money work for them

Ash Cash is advising people towards making better use of their finances

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Hot Jobs: 5 Steps to Becoming a Recruiter

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Corporate recruiters are one of the most valuable assets to a company,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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5 Career Lessons From Soledad O’Brien’s CNN Departure

For Women's History Month, take a page from this media heavyweight's career book

For Women’s History Month, we take a look at the top lessons you can learn…

By Courtney Connley

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Time to Change the Game: Knowing When to ‘Pivot’ Your Career

Music industry CEO Aaron Arnold shares secrets to successful transition

Music Is My Business CEO Aaron Arnold details how you can go about making that…

By Janell Hazelwood

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How to Turn Epic Failure Into Major Success

Setbacks can often set you up for more long-term wins

A writer shares his experience with turning trials and into professional triumphs, finding ultimate fulfillment.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Mission Possible: Working With a Strategic Purpose Can Mean Greater Job Satisfaction

Media vet gives strategy on infusing passion in professional path

Having a mission gives your work purpose, one that goes beyond the organization you serve.…

By James Walker

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Constantly Changing Gigs? Here’s Why You Should Set Some Roots

Making changes is fine, but frequent moves can hinder advancement

While changing jobs may not necessarily be bad for young workers, doing so too frequently…

By Jamie Harrison

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The Jabari Graham Story: From Being Laid Off by Universoul Circus to Art World Success

Entertainer talks life in the jobless lane and how to overcome

Entertainer Jabari Graham talks life in the unemployment lane and how to overcome to find…

By Maurice Garland

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Career Killers: 3 Personalities to Keep Out of Your Circle

Your team can make or break you, so avoid these professional leeches

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For young professionals, the desire to grow and excel is always there, but we…

By Courtney Connley

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5 Steps To Going Viral

Your brand doesn't have to be ratchet to gain high visibility

“Going viral” doesn’t always have to be ratchet. Here’s how your brand can benefit from…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Student, Recent Grad, Young Professional: Get in Gear For Your Next Career Move

Don't know where to start? We've got you covered

Though the holidays are over, it’s still prime time to renew your strategy to become…

By Jamie Harrison

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Innovative Isolation: How to Reach Your Full Potential by Separating from the Pack

Three steps to reaching your full potential

National business mogul and author Hasheem Francis talks the importance of self-reflection and separation from…

By Antoine Moss

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On the Humble: Surviving An Entry-Level Job… When You’re Forced to Start Over

Here's how to make working from the bottom work for you

Taking a lower-level job or starting over can be humbling, but don’t fret. Check out…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Don’t Sleep: Study Says Community College Grads Making More Money

Earnings potential of certificate and 2-year degree holders significant

New data suggests graduates of two-year community college programs in certain fields tend to earn…

By Jamie Harrison

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5 Ways to Think Creatively at Work

Don't start 2013 in a rut. Change your mindset

If you find yourself bored or dissatisfied at work, find ways to think more creatively…

By Janell Hazelwood

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It’s Winter Vacay: 5 Steps to Advance Your Career During the Break

Take the time off to get a leg up in the job market

With the help of parents (or mentors), you should devise a quick game plan that…

By Antoine Moss

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Get Inspired: 12 Major Celebrity Boss Moves in 2012

These key moments should push your desire to hustle harder in 2013

Here’s a snapshot of celebrity boss moves that should inspire you to hustle harder in…

By Courtney Connley

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4 Real-World Workshops Every College Should Offer

Adding these to the curriculum would give students a leg up

These are offerings that all colleges/universities should provide to ensure their students are beyond prepared…

By Courtney Connley

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Students: 3 Steps to Stellar Professional Branding Online

No matter age or education level, the earlier you build, the better

Even if you’re still a student or early in your career, it’s good to start…

By Courtney Connley

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Rhonda Lee Case: Was Responding to Ignorance Worth It? I Don’t Think So

Sometimes it's best to pick professional battles wisely

Meteorologist Rhonda Lee was fired after responding to a viewer's racially charged Facebook comments about…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Former Estée Lauder Exec Quits Job to Create ‘Black MBA Women’

Organization seeks to build viable professional network

Picture this: A room full of educated black women with MBAs from top tier schools…

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Contemplating A Career Change? 6 Things You Should Consider

The grass isn't always greener on the other side

Anything might seem better than your current gig, but don’t jump too fast. Consider these…

By Sasha King

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Flip the Script: 3 Key Questions to Ask During Your Job Interview

These will set you apart from the competition

The job-seeking process is a two-way street. Employers are vetting you, but you should also…

By Courtney Connley

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I Just Want to be Successful: 4 Signs It’s Time to Look for Another Job

It may seem scary, but in order to advance, you must take the first step

Making the decision to take the next step in your career can seem scary, especially…

By Jamie Harrison

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Motivation: 3 (Right) Ways to Help A Loved One Get a Job

Offer professional gifts that keep on giving

Here are three ways that will help both you and the ones closest to you…

By Courtney Connley

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Out Without a Bang: How to Resign with Grace

An exit strategy---whether it's trouble or just time to move on

Amid sexual scandal, Emmy-award winning Elmo puppeteer Kevn Clash resigned. Whether you’re in the middle…

By Jamie Harrison

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Plan Big to Make Your (Professional) Dreams Reality

It's great to envision success, but get the guidance to achieve it

An essential key to seeing successful results is discovering where to look for information and…

By Antoine Moss

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Now, That’s Boss: How to Make Your Career Idol Your Mentor

Four ways to let go of the fear and reach out

We all have that one person we look to as a major inspiration. Getting to…

By Courtney Connley

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#Foodie Alert: Top Jobs for Professionals Who Love Cuisine

These out-of-the-box career options are perfect for you

If you love to enjoy a good meal or drink—or creating one—here are seven out-of-the-box…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Stick & Move: How to Job Search While Still Employed

Ensure you're progressing with this advancement strategy

Many professionals struggle with how to juggle a job search while handling the job they…

By Courtney Connley

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Certify Me: Tips & Tricks for Passing Post-Grad Exams

Certified events entrepreneur found success with these quick steps

Beverly Bogerty, certified meeting professional, offers key tips for passing post-grad exams.

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5 Harsh Realities Young Professionals Face—And How to Overcome Them

Don't be discouraged, but resourceful and innovative

The employment cards may not be stacked in recent grads favor, but here’s how you…

By Courtney Connley

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LinkedIn Leaverage: 4 Creative Ways to Showcase Your Brand

Known as the more formal social media outlet, this can be used in fun ways as well

Though seen as the more formal option in social media, this great branding tool can…

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‘Undercover Boss’ Moves: 7 Career Secrets Your Supervisor Won’t Tell You

Tips on how to follow in their footsteps

Due to status and prestige, you may feel disconnected from your boss. Here are career…

By Antoine Moss

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6 Fun and Creative Ways to Make Use of a Law Degree

Having that lucrative paper can mean endless options

Having a degree in law doesn’t mean you have to take on a stuffy, boring…

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Don’t Sleep: 7 Young HBCU Alums to Watch in 2013

These bosses are making major strides in every industry

From entertainment to sports to business, graduates of historically black college and universities are making…

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Get Your Mind Right: 5 Career-Boosting Quips From Zig Ziglar

With his recent passing, honor his legacy with positive thinking

Young professionals, take a cue one of the pioneers of self-help, Zig Ziglar, in remembering…

By Antoine Moss

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British Events Entreprenuer Said Goodbye to Dead-End Jobs

How one woman finally had enough and walked into her purpose

Daniella Genas, founder of Aspire4u, an event management and youth training firm found fulfillment after…

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Cool Jobs: TV Producer Powerhouse Strikes Reality TV Gold

Founder of Kingdom Reign Entertainment started early to gain wins

Carlos King, 33, has TV production credits that include the ‘Real Housewives’ franchise after starting…

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Nothing Personal, Just Business: Pros and Cons of Working with Friends

Dont' let your relationship turn from office buddy to frienemy

Whether you’re starting a new business, working in the same department or trying to get…

By Jamie Harrison

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So Annoying: Common Habits That Make You Hard to Work With

Consider these common courtesies to ensure a happy environment

Avoid these habits that will be sure to turn off anyone you work with.

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Haven’t Traveled the World? You May Not Be the Best Worker

How global drifters bring qualities only diverse experiences can build

Writer Dan Oshinsky, details key qualities workers with global experience bring to the table versus…

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Cool Jobs: Young Dentist Changing Perceptions One Smile at a Time

Dr. Kareem Merrick combines family legacy with passion for education

Dr. Kareem Merrick, 30, carries on his family legacy as director of the dental department…

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5 Scandalous Qualities That Ensure Professional Success

Take a cue from characters of the popular show to make yourself more marketable

Let’s take a look at qualities each Scandal character embodies that could help young professionals…

By Jamie Harrison

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Bad Boys, Bad Boys: Out-of-the-Box Law Enforcement Jobs in Demand

The options are vast for professionals with unique skills

Whether you have science or military experience, these out-of-the-box careers are prime options.

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#Awkward: How to Rebound After Office Embarrassment

Three easy, quick steps to get over it

These three quick steps will help you get over—and through—those workplace snafus.

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Cool Jobs: Google Exec Forging Bankable Web Relationships

A passion for global Web engagement and growth keeps this power player motivated

As director of content partnerships, Malik Ducard forges vital relationships, adding to the growth of…

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Keep the Job, Even Without the Passion

Be smart about your gradual exit with these tips

If you’re unsatisfied at work, it may not be time to quit. Try these tips…

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Low Retention: Why Job-Hopping Is Your Best Move

Sometimes staying loyal to one gig isn't the best idea

One writer offers the 10 reasons keeping it moving is not such a bad idea.

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Looking for a New Thang: Top 7 Gigs for Career Changers

Can't decide what to do or be? Here are more options

Whether you’re looking for something less stressful, more exciting or even more radical, these options…

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My Bad: How to Recover After Big Office Mistake

Four steps to ensure you don't end up with a pink slip

Here are four important steps to help you save face after making a major office…

By Jamie Harrison

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Ace That Interview … Without Even Leaving the House

Success tips for wowing prospective employers on the phone

Here are four tips for wowing prospective employers without leaving your home.

By Jamie Harrison

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Keep Your Head Up: Staying Motivated During Your Job Search

Don't be discouraged. Remain focused and strategic while looking for work

Here are tips on how to keep your cool and remain encouraged while looking for…

By Jamie Harrison

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The Obama Mojo: How Will You Re-Invent and Upgrade Your Professional Swagger?

As we look to the President to push further, so should we

As the president prepares for his 44th and second term in the White House, think…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Well Duh … Tech Workers Least Likely to Be Jobless

With savvy skills at a premium, maybe it's time to step up your game

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Oftentimes, unemployment can bring on a change in many things, including what you thought…

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9 Annoying Lies Job Interviewers May Tell You

Learn how to decipher the half-truths to make the right decision

Check out nine of these fibs and how you can see right through them to…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Woe is Sandy: 5 Steps to Stress-Free Return to Work

You can make a seamless transition after the mess of the storm

Hurricane Sandy left a mess, and with the rebuilding, we all have to clean up.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Dazed & Delusional: Get Real About Your Professional Strengths and Weaknesses

These five steps will lead you in the right direction

Here are four steps to truly assessing yourself for true career advancement and fulfillment.

By Jamie Harrison

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Slacker to Psycho: What Type of Boss Do You Have?

Find out how to cope with treacherous management personalities

Check out these four management personalities, from the slacker to the fun boss, and find…

By Jamie Harrison

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Three Career Boss Moves You Can Make Before, During, and After Sandy

Use this down time to get a leg up on competition

Here are there productive things you can do to enhance your career while waiting out…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Public Speaking Nightmare? Here’s How to Become a Hit

Use these quick tips to upgrade your skills

Get a quick brush up on upgrading your public speaking and presentation skills with these…

By Jamie Harrison

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London-Based Marketing Pro Finds Success in Entrepreneurial Expansion

Founder of branding and trends companies tells how she made an exciting transition

Samantha Clarke, founder of branding and trends companies, talks making an exciting transition from career…

By Octavia Goredema

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Small Business Administration Kicks Off Veterans Small Business Week

9 Tips for Job-Seeking Veterans

Here's how to parlay your military skills into a career in corporate America

Here’s how to parlay your military skills into a career in corporate America

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4 Great Reads to Jump Start Your Career

These books will enlighten and inspire

These reads will give you the insight and inspiration you need whether you’re a recent…

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Disconnected: 3 Surefire Signs Your Web Presence Isn’t Cutting It

Key red flags to stay away from on the Internet

Here are key red flags that you need to upgrade your Internet profile.

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If the Job Doesn’t Fit, You Must … Well … Quit

How to find not just any job---but the right career move

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Ninety thousand. That’s amount of hours the average person spends at work over a…

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Super Producer Invests Capital to Empower Youth Through Music

Atlanta hitmaker talks music business, hard-knock past, and community advocacy

Kevin “Khao” Cates has crafted hits for heavyweights, from TI to R. Kelly. Now he’s…

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While most people attend parties to have fun, Yee uses events as another way to earn extra funds. Serving as a host for an event comes at a cost. “You shouldn’t do it for less than $1K and if you go out of the area and have to get on a flight that’s even more money,” she rationalizes. “They should also pay you more because you’re gone for the entire day, potentially losing out on other opportunities.”

From Carefree Co-ed to Young Boss: 3 Steps to Upgrade Your Social Game

Replace the reckless abandonment with strategic networking

Transition from college student to working young boss more difficult than you’d thought? Here’s tips…

By Jamie Harrison

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Surviving the Grunt: How to Put Short-Term Pride to the Side for Long-Term Wins

Want to end up the top dog? Bite that bullet and do the work

Sometimes grunt work is your stepping stone to gaining trust and respect, leading to major…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Cube Newbie: 5 Surefire Ways to Make it Past Probation

Stay away from habits that could land you on unemployment

You’ve landed the gig but you still have to show and prove. Stay away from…

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LUST: Thou shall dress and act according to the position you desire, not the one you have. It goes back to piece of old school advice: You never dress for the role you have; you dress for the role you want. "I think the younger generation tends to fall a little short on the presentation piece because prior to entering the workforce, their world is a very relaxed environment," Granville says. "You have to plan for your career wardrobe. You want people to see the talent you bring to the table and not be a distraction."

Young & Winning: Top 4 Assets Millennials Bring to the Job Market

Use age to your advantage, not as a hindrance to success

Here’s how being the young’n in the cube can be more of an advantage than…

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Looking Like a Bag of Money: Can the Way You Dress Affect Your Career?

'Never judge a book by its cover' just doesn’t generally apply in the office

Remember the saying, “Never judge a book by its cover”? While we would like to…

By Jamie Harrison

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Cool Jobs: Stylist to the Stars — From Beyonce to Angela Bassett — Took Risks for Winning Results

Prime positioning, humility and raw talent key parts of path to success

Roger Brasley, celebrity makeup artist, hair and brand stylist, counts prime positioning and elite talent…

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Trashed: 4 Cover Letter Mistakes that Lead to the Delete Key

Gain the competitive edge by staying away from these faux pas

Stay away from these age-old red flags that turn recruiters and prospective employers all the…

By Jamie Harrison

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Top Free Sites to Boost Your Professional Profile

Simple and essential Web tools to help you stand out from the pack

Use these savvy Web tools when marketing yourself to prospective clients and employers.

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Ladies, Staying Mum Just Cost You Millions

When it comes to rightful pay, closed mouths don't get fed

Author and Carnegie Mellon University professor says women don’t speak up enough to get what…

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Throwing (Age) Shade: 4 Power Plays for Young Professionals

Don't let insecurities about your age lead to loss of confidence

As a young professional, you can demand— and get— respect in the office with these…

By Jamie Harrison

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Belle of the Boardroom: Love Adviser Expands Brand to Professional Coaching

Demetria Lucas offering career advice to working women

Demetria Lucas, enterprising journalist and founder of ABelleInBrooklyn.com, expands her brand from relationship guru to…

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Are You a Social Butterfly? These Jobs are Perfect For You

Find the perfect fit for your people-person aspects

If you’re inclined to help or work well with the public, these career paths are…

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What it Takes to Recharge Your Career

Two professionals learn that a strong network and a willingness to take risks can lead to stellar career opportunities

What does it take to recharge your career? A big part of it is re-evaluating…

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Winning Strategy to Go from Employee to Boss

Take these steps to start your own business

Take a cue on how to transition from employee to boss from this winning strategy…

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How to Make Office Competition Work for You

Staying on your toes can mean awesome career growth

Take on these tips, from writer Alexis Thompson, on how you can make competition in…

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