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[RECAP] Twitter Chat: Real Talk on Millennials, Diversity and Today’s Business Landscape

Rev. Jesse Jackson and Lincoln Stephens weigh in on top issues

Black Enterprise hosted a Twitter chat: Real Talk on Millennials, Diversity and Today’s Business Landscape…

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Wealth Gap Widens Between Black and White Households

Wealth disparities between white, black and Hispanic families

As American families recover from the Great Recession’s brutal economic blow, the recovery in white and black households…

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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,…

By Cristie Leondis

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5 Steps to Growing Your Business After the Death of a Partner

Paula Penn-Nabrit of PN&A Inc. details coping with loss and continuing a legacy

Entrepreneur Paula Penn-Nabrit has continued to grow the business after the death of her partner.…

By Patricia Patton

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EMERGE! Fashion Show Founder Talks Bringing Diversity and New Talent to the Industry

Dionne Williams details providing platform for next generation of designers and models

EMERGE! Fashion Show founder talks discovering new talent and adding diversity to the fashion industry.

By Courtney Connley

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Michelle Howard Becomes Navy’s First Female Four-Star Admiral

Pioneer was first black woman to serve as three-star officer in U.S. military

The Navy announced the promotion of Michelle Howard to four-star admiral, making her the first…

By Courtney Connley

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UCLA Faculty Votes for Diversity Course Requirement

New requirement will prepare students to embrace a diversity of cultures on campus and in the workforce

UCLA faculty members vote in favor of a diversity course requirement for undergraduate students

By Courtney Connley

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Amazon’s Bleak Diversity Numbers: 4% of Managers Are Black

Hispanics make up only 9% of Amazon's global workforce

Amazon has joined the list of technology companies to release deplorable diversity numbers.

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Apple and Google Introducing Ethnic Emojis

A new set of guidelines from Google and Apple could lead to more diverse faces

The joint proposal from Apple and Google would allow for various skin tones on emoji…

By Patrick Austin

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Executive Leadership Foundation Honors Hillary Clinton

Former First Lady addresses black business leaders

Hillary Clinton received an award from the Executive Leadership Foundation for all her work in…

By Cristie Leondis

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Voting Impact: Black Turnout and 2014 Midterms Findings Released

The results came out in a report by the Joint Center today

The Joint Center for Political and Economic studies released the results of the Black Turnout…

By Cristie Leondis

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Fertility Faux Pas or Innovation? Should Companies Pay for Female Workers to Freeze Their Eggs?

Facebook and Apple agree to cover cost up to $20,000

Facebook and Apple have agreed to cover up to $20,000 of the cost for female…

By Courtney Connley

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[PHOTO RECAP] Entrepreneurs Gain Insight at Walmart 20/20 Vision Forum

Atlanta event gives business knowledge on supplier diversity

At the 20/20 Vision Forum in Atlanta recently, Walmart and Black Enterprise teamed up, featuring…

By Raqiyah Mays

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Recap: ColorComm NYC Talks Diversity in Fashion and Communications

Young influencers talk leading communication efforts for top fashion brands

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

By Courtney Connley

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New York Times First Black Executive Editor Opens Up About Diversity in the Newsroom

Dean Baquet speaks on his obligation to diversify his staff

New York Times first black executive editor, Dean Baquet, addresses the need for more diversity…

By Courtney Connley

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The Sports Resume: ESPN Recruiters Share Tips for Gaining Employment

Three professionals detail keys to employment

Three recruiters from ESPN get real about how to get employed in the sports industry.

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CBC to Honor Phylicia Rashad, Bill Withers and Alvin Poussaint

Annual conference will recognize prominent figures in fine arts

Recognizing African American icons in fine arts, the 2014 CBCF conference will honor Phylicia Rashad,…

By Courtney Connley

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Anthony Gee, from left, Chidi Afulezi, Guy Primus and James Harris have formed The Core Venture Studio, an up to $15 million fund, to invest in media, technology and entertainment startups.

The Core Venture Studio Shakes Up South With Tech, Media, and Entertainment Fund

Early-stage fund, The Core Venture Studio in Atlanta, aims at tech, media, entertainment. Check out…

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Chairmen of the Board: 10 Most Powerful African Americans Directing U.S. Corporations

These leaders are forerunners of business and industry

As part of our BE Registry of Corporate Directors, BlackEnterprise.com reveals African American board chairmen…

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[EXCLUSIVE] John Rogers & Charles Tribbett Talk the Value of Black Corporate Directors

How efforts set stage for development of more innovative, competitive companies

John Rogers and Charles Tribbett share how black board participation helps drive the advancement of…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Corporate Executive of the Year: Kenneth Frazier Shares Prescription For Growth

Merck’s Chairman & CEO has a bold strategy for this $44 billion pharmaceutical giant

Merck Chairman and CEO Kenneth Frazier seeks to expand the pharmaceuticals giant by extending its…

By Derek T. Dingle

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NYC Comptroller Advocating for More Women, Minorities In America’s Boardrooms

Scott M. Stringer: Diversity is 'an essential element to robust decision making'

Ending “male, pale and stale”: NYC Comptroller Scott M. Stringer talks importance of true diversity…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Film Academy Re-Elects Cheryl Boone Isaacs as President

Upon initial appointment, she made history as the academy's first black president

Cheryl Boone Isaacs, who made history as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’…

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White Men Directed 90% Of This Year’s Summer Movies

Of 39 releases, 37 are directed by white men

Out of 39 movies that hit this summer, 37 have been directed by White men.…

By Kevin L. Clark

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REGISTER NOW: Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit’s 10th Anniversary

Spelman College's Beverly Tatum, Ph. D., will receive Barbara Graves Award

It will be a landmark year for the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit in…

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We Must Put An End To ‘Male, Pale, and Stale’ on Corporate Boards

'Its our responsibility to hold corporate America accountable'

An overwhelming number of boards of publicly traded companies still lock African Americans out of…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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Leading Leaders: Princeton Producing the Most Tech CEOs

More tech billionaires have college degrees than those who are college dropouts

Though many of tech’s most successful entrepreneurs are college dropouts —Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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UniWorld Reboot: Monique Nelson Carrying the Torch, Rebranding a Legacy

After two years at the helm, CEO drives massive makeover

After two years at the helm, Uniworld CEO Monique Greenwood, drives massive makeover.

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Black Enterprise Publishes Exclusive Registry Of African Americans On Corporate Boards

Report lists 176 black corporate directors of America’s 250 largest public companies, identifies 74 Ccorporations with no black directors

BLACK ENTERPRISE (BE) has released its latest exclusive report on African American representation on the…

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Woody Allen Talks Lack of Black Actors in Films

Filmmaker: 'You hire people based on who is correct for part'

The veteran filmmaker, Woody Allen, explains to the New York Observer why his films aren’t…

By Kevin L. Clark

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BE 100s: 5 Lessons On Attracting, Retaining Talent

Commonground founders share insights on diverse staff and collaborative environment

Operaters of one of the fastest-growing BE 100s agencies, Sherman Wright and Ahmad Islam of…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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10 Twitter Reactions To Marvel Introducing A Black Captain America

Comic company adding diversity to its list of accomplishments

Several years and a day after turning Thor into a woman, Sam Wilson, aka Falcon,…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Denied: Some College Students Can’t Access Federal Loans

Institute for College Access and Success finds many students of color affected

Recent study outlines the differences in loan access for each of the 50 states, broken…

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Walker’s Legacy Hosts Brunch for Women Leaders

Speakers included power women Joy-Ann Reid, Demetria Lucas and Lauren Maillian Bias

Walker’s Legacy, a professional collective for businesswomen, hosted its Women in Business Brunch, powered by…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Crystal Clarke Joins Cast of Star Wars: Episode VII

Newcomer Crystal Clarke will appear in the latest movie

Crystal Clarke joins Lupita Nyong’o in the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. It’s the…

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Red, White, Blue … and Black: America’s Diversity Shines During World Cup Fever

Global tournament ignites African American passion and patriotism

World Cup fever ignites African American passion and diasporan patriotism for global sport.

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Script of Success: Tech Phenom Catt Small Talks Black Girls Coding, Diversity In Gaming

Thought leader of Brooklyn Gamery and Code Liberation paves her own way, and you can, too.

Intelligent, cool, and charismatic, Catt Small sits down in an exclusive with BlackEnterprise.com to talk…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Supreme Court: Employers Can Refuse Contraceptive Coverage

Corporations can hold religious objections to birth control

New ruling by highest U.S. court says employers can refuse healthcare coverage of contraceptives.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Diversity: Lupita Nyong’o and Pharrell In Oscar’s New Group of Potential Voters

Academy cuts velvet rope to let younger, more diverse voices into voting club

Academy cuts velvet rope to let younger, more diverse voices into voting club.

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Walmart Establishes New Way to Find Women Entrepreneurs’ Products

Retail giant makes plans to add a distinct logo to ID female-made offerings

Walmart is making plans to add a new logo to their products that will let…

By Courtney Connley

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BE 100s 2014: Top Black-Owned Businesses in the U.S.

BE 100s: Nation’s Top Black-Owned Businesses By the Numbers

Take a look at the top black-owned industrial/service and auto businesses

Black Enterprise breakdown by the numbers of the nation’s top black-owned auto and industrial/service companies.

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Motion Picture Academy Aiming for Diversity

New efforts seek to change recent numbers: 93% white and 76% male

Academy that decides Oscars has invited 271 people who do not fit typical white male…

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Scale is King: Top Lessons From Nation’s Largest Black Businesses

How CEOs of Black Enterprise's BE 100s have remodeled firms for expansion

What will boost your business’ bottom line? Learn from the top black-owned businesses in the…

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Top 21 Worst States for Minority-Owned Businesses

Iowa comes in as the worst state for minority entrepreneurs

Data from the SBA’s Office of Advocacy and Bloomberg Businessweek show the worst states offering…

By Courtney Connley

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NBA Gets A+ For Racial Hiring Practices

League gets outstanding marks for gender hiring as well

The 2014 National Basketball Association Racial and Gender Report Card (RGRC) reflect high scores for…

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2% of Google Employees Are Black

The newly released information highlights the racial and gender disparity in the tech community

David C. Drummond is the Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, as well as the…

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Stand Up and Be Counted for True Diversity

Diversity, amongst the worst practitioners, is nothing more than a diversion from effective corporate governance.

For American industry to be globally competitive, it must offer unfettered access to those who…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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Cornell William Brooks Named New NAACP President

Nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization announces 18th president

NAACP announces New Jersey lawyer and activist Cornell William Brooks as new president

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The Rev. Jesse Jackson talks with Black Enterprise CEO Earl "Butch" Graves at the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference in Columbus, Ohio. (Image: Shellee Fisher)

Entrepreneurs Conference Day 3: Rev. Jesse Jackson Talks New-Day Inequality

Civil rights icon talks Silicon Valley, corporate diversity and Don Sterling

An early-morning one-on-one chat with civil rights icon, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Black Enterprise…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Venture Capital: A Debate on How to Minorities & Women Can Get a Seat at the Table

Panelists at the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference discuss vital topic

Panelists discussed a key topic during the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference: minorities and women having…

By Janell Hazelwood

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The New York Times Names First African-American Executive Editor

Newspaper makes announcement that Dean Baquet will replace Jill Abramson

The New York Times announces that current managing editor Jean Baquet will take over the…

By Courtney Connley

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Black Enterprise's Alfred Edmond Jr chats with Shark Tank executive Rodney S. Sampson. (Image: Patrick Austin/Black Enterprise)

Entrepreneurs Conference: Shark Tank’s Rodney S. Sampson Talks Disruption for Small Businesses

Three quick tips for business longevity

The Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference, sponsored by Nationwide, kicked off with a one-on-one chat with…

By Janell Hazelwood

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New Study Highlights Diversity Gap Amongst Teachers and Students

Study calls attention to the need for more teachers of color

Students diversity grows while teacher diversity lacks improvement

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Ford Names Mark Fields CEO

Executive brings more than 20 years of leadership to post

Automaker Ford announced the appointment of Mark Fields, and 25-year company vet and advocate of…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Coca-Cola Appoints New EVP and Chief Financial Officer

Kathy N. Waller brings extensive leadership experience and accounting expertise

The Coca-Cola Co. board of directors recently announced the appointment of Kathy N. Waller as…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Council of Urban Professionals Honors Industry Leaders in NYC

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

By Janell Hazelwood

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American Society of Landscape Architects Promotes Unique Career Options for Minorities

Advocacy efforts start April to promote African-American study and occupation pursuit

Landscape architects will work in April to promote the landscape architecture profession to students, specifically…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women’s History Month: Joanne Berger-Sweeney First Black Female President at Trinity College

Leading administrator brings neuroscience and business management experience

Joanne Berger-Sweeney, Ph.D. becomes first African American and female president at Trinity College in Connecticut.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Nielsen Expands Roles of Top Executives for Multicultural Engagement

Cheryl Pearson-McNeil and Don Lowery bring media and marketing experience

Nielsen announced expanded executive roles of Cheryl Pearson-McNeil’s and Don Lowery.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Feeling Different: Research Links Self-Perception In Office to Success

Findings point to importance of diversity and inclusion

Feeling like an outcast at this office doesn’t just have emotional repercussions. It can be…

By Janell Hazelwood

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President Obama Launches Initiative to Help Advancement of Young Black Men

Plans to organize efforts of foundations and companies to aid in education, employment

President Obama plans to launch a new effort Feb 13 to aid in the advancement…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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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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…

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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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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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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Professional Diversity Network Launches Inaugural Diversity Recruitment Conference in Chicago, IL

The US total diversity labor force currently exceeds 56 million individuals

Professional Diversity Network, announced today that it will host its inaugural Professional Diversity Networking Conference…

By C. Daniel Baker

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2013 Best Companies for Diversity

A compiled list of companies with the most diverse employees

The companies that appear on the HispanicBusiness 2013 Best Companies for Diversity list are not…

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Pepco Reaches Out to Diverse Suppliers

Over 80 suppliers attended the forum

Pepco’s focused on serving disabled veteran owned businesses, as well as minority and woman owned…

By C. Daniel Baker

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USHCC Applauds Ford for a 35 Year Commitment to its Supplier Diversity and Development Program

Diversity efforts land Ford honors

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) commends Ford Motor Company for its Supplied…

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Diversity and Mentorship Opportunities Important to Save-A-Lot Employees

How important is diversity and mentorship at your company?

Jason Harris went from senior procurement buyer to category director for Save-A-Lot using their mentoring…

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Hiring Need Spurs CEO Push for Diversity from General Electric, Xerox

Big corporations such as GM are realizing that hiring more women and minorities is good for profits

Is diversity essential for every company?

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Do Diverse Teams Make Better Decisions?

The topic is diversity in London

How are companies handling diversity in Europe?

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Emerging Opportunities: Auto Industry Seeking Women for Employment

Tech advances changing the game for female job candidates

Rebounding auto industry seeking talents of women in a job market that’s becoming more about…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Universities Slipping On Income-Based Diversity

Giving poor students a leg up in admissions is expensive for public institutions

If the Supreme Court rules against affirmative action next month, achieving diversity could grow tougher.

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Ford's Supplier Diversity Development Program: 35 Years of Empowering Minority, Women and Veteran Business Owners

Ford’s Supplier Diversity Program Celebrates 35 Years Empowering Business Owners

Veterans are the new key focus for the Supplier Diversity Development program

In 2012 Ford spent $5.7 billion with tier-one minority-owned suppliers, $1.2 billion with tier-one women-owned…

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Why is There No Diversity on Late Night Shows?

Women and African Americans are woefully under represented in late night shows.

If you have ever watched late night television you will see many common faces and…

By Sasha King

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International Speedway Corp. Appoints New Advertising and Marketing Leaders to Board

Larry D. Woodard and Sonia Maria Green join motorsports powerhouse

Larry D. Woodard and Sonia Maria Green are latest leaders of color to be appointed…

By Janell Hazelwood

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MSNBC Adds Karen Finney to Anchor Lineup After Push for Diversity

Karen Finney joins Melissa Harris-Perry as the only two black female weekend anchors.

Finney’s appointment comes after MSNBC was criticized for its lack of diversity.

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After CNN Dumped Martin and Soledad, Is Cable News Becoming Too White?

Cable news appears to be white-washed, say critics.

Commentators criticize CNN and MSNBC for lack of diversity on anchor line-up.

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Ford’s Award-Winning Diversity Program Exceeds Minority-Owned Business Spending Goals

Ford’s Diversity Program Exceeds Minority-Owned Business Spending Goals

Ford purchased $5.7 billion in goods and services from minority-owned businesses in 2012

Every year Ford aims to source at least 10 percent of U.S. purchases from minority,and…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Why the NFL’s Rooney Rule is a Sham

Even though more than 65% of NFL players are Black, currently only three head coaches and five general managers are African American.

Owners of the 32 NFL franchises have essentially disregarded the Rooney Rule – the decade-old…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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William David Cornwell Sr.: Champion of Diversity in the NFL

From Ben Roethlisberger and Reggie Bush, this attorney's part of major success

Attorney William Cornwell Sr. went from being influenced by black successful lawyers to becoming one…

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Colleges Still Not That Diverse, Study Finds

Racial diversification of college campuses has slowed since the 1960s and 70s

Georgetown University professor claims racial diversification at U.S. college campuses is slowing down

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Does Romney’s Bad Showing Show Why Businesses Need Diversity?

Might a more diverse campaign have helped?

Romney ran on his business acumen and his purported ability to find pragmatic solutions to…

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People of Color Feel ‘Increasingly Uncomfortable’ at Work

A Duboisian double-consciousness persists

A Duboisian double-consciousness persists

By Makkada B. Selah

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Boss Moves: Three Dynamic Elements of an Attractive Workplace

MillerCoors program infuses networking, diversity and employee engagement

As a leader at your company, take a cue from the elements in MillerCoors’ program…

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Obama Appoints Record Number of Women Judges to Federal Bench

President continues to diversify federal judiciary

President Obama continues to diversify federal judiciary

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GLAAD Calls for More LGBT Diversity on TV Networks

Gay and lesbian advocacy group calls for more minority portrayals

Gay and lesbian advocacy group calls for more minority portrayals

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Push for More Investment in Minority Entreprenuers Emerges

Silicon Valley looks to diversify pool of black and Latino-owned companies

Silicon Valley looks to diversify pool of black and Latino-owned companies

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Opinion: Real Corporate Diversity Beyond Hollow ‘Race Insurance’ Programs

The author gives his opinion on what it takes to have true diversity within an organization, beyond 'tokenism'

Author Raynard Jackson gives his opinion on what it takes to have true diversity within…

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Cool Jobs: Young Marketing Maven’s Early Internships Sparked Career Success

Brooke Ellis directs diversity media operations for GM

General Motors diversity media manager credits internships and mentorships with sparking her career success.

By Jamie Harrison

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#GT2012: Lincoln Stephens Marks A Milestone For The Marcus Graham Project

The executive director of the game-changing advertising industry organization talks future goals and why he'll be at The Challenge

Five years ago, Lincoln Stephens joined with like-minded colleagues in a bold campaign to change…

By Mia N. Hall

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Tiffany Warren Advocates for Diversity in Advertising Industry with ADCOLOR

We caught up with the founder of ADCOLOR to discuss her career in advertising and the importance of diversity within the advertising industry

Founder of ADCOLOR discusses her career in advertising and the importance of diversity within the…

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2012 Best Companies for Diversity

This year, Black Enterprise focused on supplier diversity, because winning contracts to provide products and…

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How We Compiled the 40 Best Companies for Diversity

Our survey measured companies against four key categories:

Our editors and B.E. Research sent surveys to the top 1,000 publicly traded companies as…

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Cool Jobs: Television Executive Cultivates Diversity for the Screen

Tiffany Smith-Anoa’i enjoys ensuring inclusion and fairness in entertainment

Tiffany Smith-Anoa’i, a CBS diversity executive, enjoys ensuring inclusion and fairness in entertainment.

By Gil Robertson

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Would Jesse Jackson Have Been a Better Black President than Obama?

Raynard Jackson takes a critical look at why Obama’s rise was historic, but not transformational for the Black community

Before Barack Obama there was Jesse Jackson. Here’s a look at the lasting impact Jesse…

By Raynard Jackson

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Top TV Exec Talks Entertainment Diversity and Inclusion

Kelly Edwards of NBCUniversal strives to keep multi-ethnic presence prevalent

Kelly Edwards, a senior executive at NBCUniversal, strives to continue her work in keeping entertainment…

By Gil Robertson

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Mad Men’s Token Black Character?: Teyonah Parris Becomes First African American in Ad Office

Parris talks how she got the role and why it's an important step in show's success

Actress talks how she got the role, what it means and why she’s not just…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Hot Ad Mess: Is Lack of Color in the Advertising Biz to Blame for MJB/Burger King Snafu??

After official Mary J. Blige response, I'm still shaking my head

As the Burger King chicken wrap hoopla continues, questions arise about lack of diversity in…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Study: Assertive Black Women Fare Better as Leaders

Quality often frowned upon can be used as an asset

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

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Facebook Criticized Over Lack of Board Diversity

Social network site develops urban talent through Year Up program, but is that enough when it comes to diversity initiatives?

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is coming under fire for not inviting any women or minorities…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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First Diversity Mixer Held at CES 2012

An event for minorities sheds light on the dearth of blacks with jobs in technology

January 12 marked the first diversity mixer to be held during the International Consumer…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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How to Land a Job in the Financial Industries

Programs like Discover Ernst & Young give people of color jumpstart for careers

Discover Ernst & Young program seeks to diversify the financial industries by giving students first-hand…

By Demetria Irwin

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How I Did It: Chef Uses Food to Bridge Cultural Gap

TV cook fuses Korean and soul cuisine to honor heritage

PBS’ Kimchi Chronicles host, Marja Vongerichten, talks her passion for food and how her multiethnic…

By Alisa Gumbs

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Black Entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley Do Exist

TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington may be unsure but people of color are making strides in STEM

In a clip from CNN’s Black in America 4 TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington stated that…

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Nostalgia TV? Not Feeling the Love

The good old days of Mad Men, Pan Am and The Playboy Club all send a familiar message to Black actors: no positions available

I have zero interest, at least so far, in the new shows Pan Am, ABC’s…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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40 Best Companies for Diversity

Black Enterprise compiles a list that goes beyond race

Black Enterprise takes the list beyond race and procurement and includes best companies for the…

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Black and Gay in Corporate America

How a growing number of African American LGBT managers are breaking through isolation and fear within their companies

Sabin D. Blake, 34, has navigated the professional obstacles of being African American and gay…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Baseball’s Top Black Executive Ready to Partner with Minority Businesses

League's Diverse Business Partners Program provides resource for small firms

There are many young businessmen and women who dream of a high-powered job in professional…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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About This Issue: Coming Out At Work

We’re not going to pretend this was an easy topic for Black Enterprise to consider...

Being Black in corporate America is hard enough but being Black and gay almost career…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Tools For Professional Challenges

Authors provide a collection of game-changing strategies

Much has been made—and rightfully so—of the need for America’s institutions to embrace diversity and…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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A Conversation on Diversity

One of the most rewarding rituals at Black Enterprise is our cover shoots.

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7 Diversity Professionals Who Are Changing the Game

Today's diversity intiatives involve much more than hiring or doing business with Afircan Americans. These diversity leaders explain how

Today’s diversity initiatives involve much more than hiring or doing business with African Americans.

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Backtalk with Eugene Robinson

Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson can be found regularly providing his insightful commentary

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Comcast Teams with Burrell to Target African-American Consumer

Insiders still wonder if the mega media company serious about diversity

Insiders still wonder if the mega media company serious about diversity

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Could Black Entrepreneurs Lose Their Share of $20 Billion?

Minority businesses urged to support historic MWBE procurement law

A group of politicians and government officials have urged minority entrepreneurs to support a New…

By Derek T. Dingle

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40 Best Companies For Diversity: They Want YOU!

The organizations on our list know that hiring diverse employees and leveraging differences sharpen their competitive edge.

Regaining its footing after one of the worst economic downturns in our nation’s history, corporate…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Luxury Brand Advertising Often Absent in Black Media

Experts say black buying power often overlooked

In some affluent circles, the expectation to wear luxury apparel is the same across all…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Global Diversity Ranks Last

Report exposes the most essential requirements for leadership success. Guess what�s at the bottom of the list?

As we embark on a new decade, a number of factors have reshaped the business…

By Brittany Hutson

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The Executive Leadership Council held its Seventh Annual Black Women’s Leadership Summit April 19 – 20, 2010 at the Federal Reserve in Washington, D.C. The event brought out  some of the most influential people in the public and private sectors to discuss the economic and political events that affect African American businesses and consumers. (Source: Kerry-Ann Hamilton)

ELC Hosts 2010 Black Women’s Leadership Summit

Some of the nation's most influential women focus on issues affecting African Americans

The Executive Leadership Council held its Seventh Annual Black Women’s Leadership Summit April 19 –…

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Poll Results Show News Coverage of Blacks is Negative

Poor race relations is blamed on portrayal of African Americans by mainstream media

Eighty percent of internet users believe that the coverage of African-Americans in the news is…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Alternating Current

Entrepreneur changed directions to help grow her electrical business

When Yolanda M. Mitchell was a teenager, her friends had typical interests like fashion and…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Taking It to the Next Level

A leading career expert offers advice for female career development and advancement

In her latest book, Career GPS: Strategies for Women Navigating the New Corporate Landscape (Amistad;…

By Dale Coachman

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Higher Learning

Research presents several factors that can lead to increased graduation rates for black men

By 2020, President Barack Obama envisions America leading the world in producing college graduates; however,…

By Brittany Hutson

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Urban League Report Offers Solutions to Economic Crisis

'State of Black America' details plan to offset effects of recession

In the 34th edition of the its State of Black America report, the National Urban…

By Joyce Jones

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Delta Air Lines Launches New Online Tool for Diverse Suppliers

Delta seeks to increase its partnership with vendors through the launch of a new Web-based technology.

Delta Air Lines is seeking to increase its partnership with suppliers through the launch of…

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Overcoming Gender Differences

A new report adds a different perspective to the glass ceiling discussion

As women of color continue to make strides in the workforce, the rate at which…

By Brittany Hutson

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English-only At Conn. Bookstore Sparks Controversy

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A popular bookstore and cafe near Yale University wants its…

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The Legal Face of Diversity

A recent study underlines unresolved challenges for African Americans in the legal profession, causing organizations to advocate for improved diversity efforts

After practicing law for nearly eight years, by 2003, B. Seth Bryant had reached a…

By Brittany Hutson

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Making Your Words and Actions Count After Workplace Gaffes

How to rebuild your reputation and trust with coworkers

Most of us have been there. From unwittingly mispronouncing someone’s name to accidentally sending a…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Nerjyzing Diversity in the Video Gaming Industry

Company CEO takes HBCU football to next level

Some people sit and watch on the sidelines, while others play the game. Jacqueline S.…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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A Voyage into the Black Diaspora

BlackAtlas.com provides network for minority travelers

In many respects when African Americans travel, they are no different than travelers from every…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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If Diversity Is America’s “Secret Weapon”…

...The Executive Leadership Council's mission is to get corporations to use it to full effect

Over the past two days the Executive Leadership Council has been holding its annual series…

By Derek T. Dingle

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A Diversity Focus for the Armed Forces

The U.S. Military attempts to address advancement concerns of African American personnel

When President Harry S. Truman signed into effect Executive Order 9981 in 1948, he envisioned…

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News Roundup: Week of Aug. 31- Sept. 6

Jobless rate rises; GlobalHue joins aqueduct team

News Roundup

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Black Power in Great Britain

A media executive presents a list of the best and brightest British professionals

A former lawyer-turned journalist-turned-media executive created the Powerlist, a compilation of 100 black business, political,…

By Benice Atufunwa

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College Students Wanted

Sodexos recruitment efforts for recent grads bring a competitive edge to its bottom line

Angelique Nelson is a recent college graduate with a job. She was hired as a…

By Shahdai Richardson

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Energy Efficient

A global HR auto exec believes organizational effectiveness is necessary for growth and is a constant work in progress

Stephanie Dawkins, senior vice president of AB Volvo is regarded as one of the top…

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News Roundup: Week of Aug. 17 – Aug. 23

Gerber fined for discrimination; Nursing school gets grants

News Roundup: Week of Aug. 17 – Aug. 23

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N.Y. county settles suit; FAMU Law gets accreditation

News Roundup

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SBA’s 8(a) Program Promotes Equal Opportunities

Combat discrimination by taking advantage of viable option

Small business owners who feel that discriminatory practices have prevented them from successfully growing their…

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The Changing Roles of the Chief Diversity Officer

As diversity recruitment is threatened by record layoffs, CDOs must strive to be strategic partners

Many a chief diversity officer (CDO) finds themselves watching the dismantlement of succession planning models…

By Gregg Smith

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Moving the Numbers

What must be done to prepare African Americans for opportunities in STEM fields

Ramsey Smith, Ph.D., is a space scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt,…

By Brittany Hutson

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40 Best Companies For Diversity: Where the Jobs Are

Massive cuts and layoffs continue but as companies restructure, opportunities for job seekers will increase. Do you have what these organizations are looking for?

Massive cuts and layoffs continue but as companies restructure, opportunities for job seekers will increase.…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Staying Focused on Best Practices

As massive job cuts have forced many companies to reorganize and reprioritize spending, the diversity…

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Black Is Not Always in Fashion

Michelle Obama's fashion choices reopens discussion on the lack of diversity in modeling

Since everything in fashion comes into style again, maybe I shouldn’t be surprised that more…

By Alisa Gumbs

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