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Chance the Rapper says ‘Round Up & Donate’ to Benefit Chicago Public Schools

By rounding up their fare to the next dollar, Lyft customers can donate the difference…

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Tom Burrell Becomes First African American Inducted into One Club Creative Hall of Fame

Founded top black advertising agency that bears his name

Burrell was recognized by One Club for his creativity. He is one among five inductees…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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Chicago’s Last Black-Owned Bank Gets $20 Million Cash Infusion

Some say the transaction could help alleviate the violence plaguing The Windy City

To spark economic development activity within the black community, Chicago deposits $20 million into ISF…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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school

Working Their Way Through School

Chicago Technology Academy uses internships to help its students reach higher

Chicago Technology Academy is a contract school—similar to a charter. The high school uses month-long…

By Robin White Goode

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45 Great Moments in Black Business – No. 38: Indecorp Buys a $100 Million White-Owned Bank

This is a true "first-time ever," in black business history

Independence Bank of Chicago becomes the first African American financial institution to acquire a healthy…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Outstanding Chicago Apprenticeship Program Changes Lives

Aon and Harold Washington College forge life-changing alliance to create talent pipeline

The experience has been life-changing. Richardson and the other apprentices—almost all of whom are Hispanic…

By Robin White Goode

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Farewell

5 Career Gems That Obama Dropped at the University of Chicago

During Barack Obama's first public appearance since leaving office, he shared great advice that applies to us all

Obama also shared great career advice with the students that applies to us all, no…

By Selena Hill

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ISF Bank

ISF Bank Taking Aggressive Steps to Become Viable Black-Owned Community Development Bank in Chicago

Community bank making improvements to benefit its customers

The bank’s new mission is not just to survive, but become a viable community development…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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Santrice

How One Millennial Landed a Directorship in Under Four Years

Tenacity, preparedness, and optimism were key!

If you still think that millennials should have their names posted in history as the…

By Charlene Rhinehart

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net worth

A Third of Blacks in This City Have Zero Net Worth

The Racial Wealth Divide Initiative is tackling the black wealth gap in Chicago and Baltimore

CFED and JPMorgan Chase are working to tackle the racial wealth gap and the lack…

By Alisa Gumbs

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career

3 Skills That Take You From College to Career

‘Teamwork, problem solving, and leadership’

Career preparation—even if you’re not exactly sure what you want to do—must be a core…

By Robin White Goode

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police reform

DOJ Calls For Police Reform in Chicago and Baltimore

Sweeping police reforms will take place in Chicago and Baltimore

The Justice Department announced it has found reasonable cause to believe that the Chicago Police…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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segregation

What’s the Answer to Extreme Academic Segregation in NYC?

The solution may be to stop screening students to get into the city’s top schools

Finally, we need to raise the bar in grades pre-K to 8 overall. Everyone knows…

By Robin White Goode

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Shelby Harris

A Popcorn Passion Leads CEO Shelby Harris to Purpose

Shelby Harris sat down with Black Enterprise to discuss how pressing pause on plucking the…

By Crystal I. Berger

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This Free Program for High School Girls Is Now Open

Free Goodman Theatre program immerses high school girls in journalism and theater

The Goodman Theatre in Chicago offers a free journalism/theater program to 10th- and 11th-grade girls.…

By Robin White Goode

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Cameka Smith

BOSS Network Founder Cameka Smith on Living the Good Life

What does living "the good life" really mean?

Cameka Smith, founder of The BOSS Network, spoke to Black Enterprise in Chicago at The…

By Selena Hill

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chicago

The Black Lives That Impact More in Chicago

Community ownership, hope, and action for positive change

 
On average, 12 people are shot in Chicago every day. According to the Chicago Tribune,…

By John Hope Bryant

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Black Heritage

These 8 Cities Are Where Everyone Wants To Go To Celebrate Black Heritage

For those looking to learn about their history year-round, here are some destinations around the country that offer African American heritage tours

To the uninformed (and sometimes ignorant), Black History Month may be unnecessary. But, if you…

By Kimberly Wilson

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Obama

There’s an Obama in Your Classroom

The child in your class may grow up to be President of the United States

Class rosters don’t tell teachers how to pronounce our students’ names, let alone point out…

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5 Reasons This Teacher Loves Khan Academy

Parents and kids like it too

I appreciate that the software is designed like a game, though not necessarily a competitive…

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How To

Equifax hack

After 143 Million Left Vulnerable by Equifax Hack, Here’s What You Can Do

The Equifax hack could be the largest data theft involving Social Security numbers, which is…

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JavaScript Developer

How She Became a Full Stack JavaScript Developer In 5 Intensive Months

My biggest lesson learned was overcoming limitations I had put on myself regarding what I…

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