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Marjorie Perry is not your typical entrepreneur. The president and CEO of MZM Construction and Management Co., Inc. transitioned from being a Newark, N.J., educator to working in corporate sales for companies including United Airlines. She found the prime opportunity to combine her love of education and her desire for life wealth while working as an independent consultant, ultimately becoming  partner at one of her client's companies, MZM. She then became sole principal of the multimillion-dollar company that now boasts a client list including Marriott Hotels and New Jersey Transit.


One doesn't get to that level of success without making a series of boss moves that will position them to attain ultimate success---especially in an industry dominated by men. BlackEnterprise.com caught up with Perry on how women can position themselves in their own entrepreneurial and career advancement pursuits. --- Janell Hazelwood

Construction Entrepreneur Talks 7 Steps to Power Positioning for Women

How a New Jersey business leader positioned herself for career success

Marjorie Perry, founder and CEO of MZM Construction and Management Co., Inc. transitioned from employee…

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24 Catholic High Schools Work to Educate Marginalized, Low-Income Students

Cristo Rey Network serves students who have been failed by the education system

Network of 24 high schools across the country that prepare underserved students for college

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Will Two Billion Jobs Disappear by 2030?

Futurist Thomas Frey makes bold prediction about technology's impact on the job market

According to futurist Thomas Frey, technological advancements will impact over 2 billion jobs worldwide by…

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11 Black Presidents Under 50 & Their Presidents’ Day Advice for Obama

Presidential advice for the Commander-in-Chief from men and women of color who hold similar titles in business

In honor of Presidents’ Day, 11 Black Presidents from the world of business share their…

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How to Get a $10,000 Scholarship from Google

The tech giant offers scholarships to college-bound students studying computer science

Google offering Generation Google scholarships to support college-bound students in their study of computer science.

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Michelle Obama's style influence has been undeniable, with women around the world taking notice. Beauty and fashion expert Mikki Taylor is one of those women, inspired by the First Lady's eloquence and contemporary fashion flair to write Commander-in-Chic: Every Woman's Guide to Managing Her Style Like a First Lady (Atria Books; $26.99). Here are five winter apparel essentials for every working woman's closet, so you can channel the First Lady's style savvy and make it your own. ---Janell Hazelwood

Happy Birthday, First Lady Michelle Obama

We celebrate her special day by highlighting her international influence

First Lady Michelle Obama has served as not only a history-making icon but her inspiration…

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How Going Back to School Kept This Kaplan Graduate Competitive

Darrell Pope says seeing the writing on the wall when his company began to outsource jobs let him know that it was time to go back to school

Kaplan graduate advocates continuing education in order to stay competitive in today’s job market

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If I Were A Rich, Privileged White Kid

What would I do? I have no idea. Which is exactly what Forbes should have concluded before proffering advice to poor black kids.

A former poor black kid responds to Forbes’ Contributor Gene Marks ill-considered advice.

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The Problem with ‘Poor Black Kids’ (According to ‘Forbes’)

Forbes columnist Gene Marks tells what he would do to succeed if he were a poor black kid. Except, he's white

Forbes columnist Gene Marks tells what he would do to succeed if he were a…

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Ludacris & His Daughter Launch Educational Website for Kids

The entertainer's 10-year-old reinforces the idea that education can be fun with Karma's World

Chris “Ludacris” Bridges goes into business with his 10-year-old daughter Karma with Karma’s World an…

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Education Means Business

To paraphrase an old maxim: In the 21st century, the business of America is education.…

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3 Things You Should’ve Been Focused on Besides Black Friday Sales

There's nothing wrong with spending if it's for a good cause and not consumer greed and gluttony

Despite being in a recession, American spending continues as 2011 marks the biggest Black Friday…

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Yours truly, Caroline Clarke, posing for graduation memories

3 Reasons to Attend/Avoid Your Next Class Reunion

Revisiting the most awkward period of your life can be, well... awkward

Class reunions always cause anxiety. Who you were, what you’ve done and where you’re going…

By Caroline Clarke

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WIN! ‘Push Has Come To Shove’ by Dr. Steve Perry

Enter to win a FREE copy of Push Has Come To Shove!

Enter to win a FREE copy of Push Has Come To Shove!

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Preview Our World: Can the Obama Administration Fix Our Schools?

Grading Obama's handling of the education crisis, including an exclusive interview with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan

This week’s edition of Our World with Black Enterprise, with host Marc Lamont Hill, features…

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Get the Right Team:

For anyone in a position of power you need to have an efficient team to produce results.  According to Davis, when hiring in the education field there are a few things you need to look for that will ensure you’ve found the right match. “Make sure teachers know their content, care about kids and have patience to work with struggling learners,” he says.  “You have them walk through how to deal with struggling learners and to plan lessons to deal with multiple types of learning.”

5 Tips for Success in Education

How to run a school for the betterment of the teachers, students and parents

P-TECH principal Rashid Ferrod Davis shares his personal techniques for managing a staff of teachers…

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College Scholarships for Students in High School, Middle School and Kindergarten (Yes, Kindergarten!)

From newborns on up to adult children in graduate school, learn about resources available to pay for higher education expenses

From newborns on up to adult children in graduate school, learn about all the resources…

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Making a Difference

Attorney Audrey Chisholm’s nonprofit gets high school juniors and seniors in gear for college and community action

The social and academic stress of college is a full-course load in itself, never mind…

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New Lessons for Our Classrooms

Improving the education of African American Students Will Require A Stronger Teacher Workforce. Here's What it Will Take?

From kindergarten to 12th grade, Will Thomas never had a black male teacher and only…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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6-Year High School Prepares Students of Color for Work in STEM

Underwritten by IBM, P-TECH focuses on giving kids the tools to succeed in the STEM industry

The Department of Education, the City University of New York (CUNY) and IBM partnered to…

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Swizz Beatz Talks Business, Branding and Motivation

The producer/rapper discusses his partnership deals and becoming the creative mind behind big-name brands

BE Next linked up with Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean to discuss how the kid that…

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Can Bill Gates Save Our Schools?

As co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Gates (who remains chairman of Microsoft)…

By Alan Hughes

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Meet Kelley Williams-Bolar: Prosecuted for Protecting Her Children’s Education

Although pardoned by Ohio Governor John Kasich, Kelley Williams-Bolar is still on probation while others game the system with impunity.

Although pardoned by Ohio Governor John Kasich, Kelley Williams-Bolar is still on probation while others…

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Bill Gates Talks Innovation

In one-on-one interview with Black Enterprise, America's richest man discusses how to get the country back on track

In one-on-one interview with Black Enterprise, America’s richest man discusses how to get the country…

By Alan Hughes

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Public Education: A State of Emergency

American education is in crisis. And public schools, especially those populated by black and brown…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Our Major Franchise: Education

Among my most enjoyable assignments is writing the weekly Power Moves blog that appears on…

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Black America’s Education Crisis

... and what you can do about it

In January, Kelley Williams-Bolar served nine days in jail and was sentenced to two years…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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How to Handle Separation Anxiety: A Guide for Parents and Students

Whether it's parents worried about becoming empty-nesters or students becoming depressed, experts give advice on how to hold it together when going back to school

Whether it’s parents worried about becoming empty-nesters or students becoming depressed or homesick when they…

By Aisha I. Jefferson

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WATCH: B.E. on the Street – Essential Lessons Learned Outside the Classroom

New Yorkers tell how real-life experience prepped them for the workplace

New Yorkers tell how real-life experience prepped them for the workplace

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Can Public Schools be Fixed?

Gates Foundation president Allan C. Golston discusses plans to help solve the education crisis

The US educational system is in turmoil but thankfully the Gates Millennium Scholars Program, which…

By Alan Hughes

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Alexis Herman Delivers Message of Smarts and Success

The former secretary of state motivates students at Kaplan University

Alexis Herman, 2007 Black Enterprise Women of Power honoree and former secretary of state delivers…

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Obama Addresses America’s Concerns via Twitter

Thousands of tweeps took to @townhall to ask the president about the state of our economy

President Barack Obama held the first-ever Twitter Town Hall, giving citizens the chance to interact…

By Janel Martinez

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OPINION: Why Charter Schools Are Only Part of the Answer

NewsOne featured blogger says lottery, other challenges hinder many students from benefits

NewsOne blogger details why charter schools are only part of a larger solution to education…

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

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

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

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Winging It: Brown (Mothers) v. Board of Education

Why are Black mothers being jailed for seeking a decent education for their children?

The rise of mothers like Kelly Williams-Bolar and Tanya McDowell being arrested for sending their…

By Caroline Clarke

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Game Time

What will it take for black students to excel in math and science?

African American youth spend about 50% more time with media than whites but they make…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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14 Black Game-Changers Who Started As Rhodes Scholars

Prestigious fellowship helped spark success of exemplary doctors, authors, professionals

The Atlanta Post highlights achievements of exemplary African American Rhodes Scholars.

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The HBCU Debate: Are Black Colleges & Universities Still Needed?

Started as a response to racism and starved of financial support, HBCUs have to do more with less

Critics have called them a race-based anachronism. Others have said worse: They’re inferior, they’re in…

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Half of Detroit Public Schools In Danger of Closing

Politics and a massive deficit have left Motor City in financial turmoil. Will our children be forced to forfeit their education?

Detroit's school system is getting a failing grade (Thinkstock)
Detroit is in trouble—again. The city’s public…

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B.E. Exclusive: Interview with Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner

In a one-on-one with the nation's CFO, BE Editor-in-Chief Derek T. Dingle talked about putting America�s financial house in order

In our exclusive interview, BLACK ENTERPRISE Editor-In-Chief Derek T. Dingle talked with Geithner about the…

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In the News: Will.I.Am Inks Tech Deal; Single Mom Jailed; Fired for Football

A few noteworthy headlines from around the Web that you may have missed

Will.I.Am. Shows His Inel-Lect with New Tech Deal
Intel Corporation named The Black Eyed Peas frontman…

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There Were Not Enough Blacks at CES & It’s Our Own Fault

'Black parents are raising a generation of financially and educationally underpowered wimps, who've become experts at mastering the inconsequential'

Why were so few African-Americans represented at CES. One blogger says Black parents are raising…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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For-Profit Educational Institutions Under Fire

Supporters say they provide unprecedented access to minorities; others caution buyers to beware

The for-profit education sector is a multi-billion dollar industry. In 2009, students attending for-profit institutions…

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Backtalk with John Legend

In his latest album, Wake Up! a collaboration with The Roots, six-time Grammy award-winning artist…

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Start an internship/externship: While you may only be out of school for a month and a half, it is still enough time to gain on-the-job experience with an externship or an internship. If need a jumping off point, reach out to professors, mentors and your network and spread the word that your looking to work over the break. Also, read your local newspaper to find out which companies are laying off workers--they'll be hard pressed to turn down free labor.

5 Winter Break Career Development Tips for College Students

Here are five things you can do this winter break to boost your resume and…

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Could an Independent School be an Option for Your Child?

With financial aid, community organizations and a support network, you may have more educational options than you think

Education is a hot topic these days, especially in light of the provocative, powerful film…

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Finding Work That Makes a Difference

Opportunities in education offer more than just a job

Ky Adderley went from being a first-year teacher at age 26 to founding a charter…

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Hill Harper on ‘Waiting for Superman’: “It vilifies teachers”

Harper says don't blame teachers for shortcomings in education system

Black Enterprise caught up with Harper who talked about America’s hot button issue: education–more specifically,…

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John Legend Education Outtake

Grammy Award-winning Artist John Legend sits down with Marc Lamont Hill, the new host of…

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STEM Spotlight: Burns Leads Effort to Change The Equation

Advice and news about careers, education, and business opportunities in science and technology

The White House pegged Xerox CEO, Ursula Burns, to lead the Educate to Innovate program.…

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Sharpton to Launch Syndicated TV Show

Sunday morning program will focus on education and closing achievement gaps

Civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton announced on Thursday plans to launch a Sunday morning…

By Joyce Jones

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Education Trust: 4 Keys to Closing the Higher Education Gap

Researchers seek ways to narrow the college graduation rate between blacks and whites

If a solid college education is a necessary journey on the path to wealth and…

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Economista: How to Pay for Grad School

A money guide for 20-somethings

While some students are fortunate enough to attend grad school for free through various programs,…

By Renita Burns

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An Investment in Knowledge

Lifelong learners do something everyday to achieve their vision

Whether you are an entrepreneur or a corporate executive aspiring to higher levels of achievement…

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Minority Children Face More Obstacles Than White Peers

Kellogg Foundation report underscores unlevel playing field for African Americans

Minority children have fewer opportunities than their white counterparts to be healthy, get a quality…

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Family Ties

How three generations of one family work together to build a financial legacy

Avery Allen isn’t your typical 12-year-old. Unlike most of his peers, he doesn’t see his…

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Tackling Obama’s Domestic Agenda—Round Two

Melody Barnes talks job creation, small business initiatives

Whether the issue is related to unemployment, education or healthcare, Melody Barnes represents one of…

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Obama’s State Of The Union Agenda: Yes, I Get It

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seizing a chance to reconnect, President Barack Obama will use his first…

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Lesson Plans for Young Entrepreneurs

Teach your children and teens to become business minded

In part two of BlackEnterprise.com’s four-part series on youth entrepreneurship, we’ll be looking at resources…

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News Roundup

Blacks have higher prevalence of obesity; credit card use declining; racial achievement gap persists

News Roundup

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Are Online Classes the Right Fit For You?

Discipline key when completing coursework

The obvious advantage to enrolling in an online school is the flexibility that it allows…

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The Dropout Epidemic: A Crisis of Human Capital

s this issue of black enterprise arrives in homes and offices and hits newsstands…

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A Plan for Black America in the 21st Century

100 Black Men pushes empowerment through achievement, education, and community development

Over the past few days, the venue for dialogue and action focused on black America’s…

By Derek T. Dingle

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100 Black Men Press Education Secretary for More HBCU Funding

Attendees at annual meeting express concern for the state of black colleges

Education was front and center at the 100 Black Men of America Inc.’s annual conference…

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Voice of Reason

One young mans mission to help his generation see the importance of education

It all started as a challenge. Jordan Coleman, the voice of Tyrone the Moose from…

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Money Savvy Pig for Kids

Boost the financial literacy of children beyond saving and spending

In today’s financial crunch, if you haven’t sprung into action to sharpen your child’s money…

By Renita Burns

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Day 95

Obama is briefed by Scott Gration, special envoy for Sudan, on his recent trip to…

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HBCU Students Seek More Avenues for Funding

Budgets remain tight as federal aid trickles in

Audia Cook, a sophomore at Hampton University (No. 4 on the Black Enterprise Top 50…

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HBCU Financial Forecast: Part I

Advocates make argument for more federal funding

The country’s economic quagmire has reached far beyond Wall Street to the hallowed halls of…

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News Roundup

VA system goes virtual, athletes get A+, Links honor legacy

President Barack Obama announced a virtual records system Thursday that should ease delays in healthcare…

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6. I Will Devise an Investment Plan for My Retirement Needs and Childrens’ Education

The reality is that your chances of building wealth are optimized when you invest. It…

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Day 50

Education was the day’s focus, and in remarks before the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Obama…

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Fact Sheet: Expanding the Promise of Education in America

Fact Sheet: Expanding the Promise of Education in America
“In a global economy where the…

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Lesson Plans Take Inauguration to the Classroom

Organizations work with PIC to offer kids enlightenment

Millions of people are traveling to Washington D.C. to witness history as President-elect Barack Obama…

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Navigating Financial Aid

Tips for understanding the financial aid process

Navigating the financial aid process can be just as daunting and perplexing as choosing…

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Investing as a College Student

Jumpstart your financial future, secure funds for your golden years

Investing as a college student is a surefire way to jumpstart your financial future and…

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The Cutting Edge: Back to School

Tips to help cut back on school spending

As you head back to school here a few additional resources to help you be…

By Renita Burns

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High School Dropout: A Silent Epidemic

Civil rights groups call for better tracking of educational progress

Underscoring the release of a landmark study on high school graduation rates, the U.S. Department…

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The Big Push Overseas

These programs offer the best in international education

It’s becoming increasingly apparent that to succeed in corporate America, you may have to go…

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A Click in the Right Direction

Website teaches youth financial literacy

“There are just too many kids out there who are trying for that easy dollar,…

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