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From Beauty Guru to Filmmaker: One Young Woman’s Savvy Journey to National TV

Kimberly Walker rebounded from a loss to having her screenplay, "Comeback Dad" debut on Uptv

Beauty-guru-turned-filmmaker Kimberly Walker rebounded from a loss to having her screenplay, “Comeback Dad” debut on…

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Queen Latifah to Play Legendary Blues Singer Bessie Smith

Film, being shot in Atlanta, will debut next year

Queen Latifah will play the role of blues singer Bessie Smith in an upcoming HBO…

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Dream Job, Dream Body: Bobette Gillette, BET’s Director of Corporate Relations

How this media executive balances fitness, career and motherhood

This BlackEnterprise.com series is to motivate business men and women to manage hectic professional and…

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Emmy Nominations: Don Cheadle, Idris Elba and Kerry Washington Among Nominees

Check out the list of top black actors vying for awards

This year at the Emmy Awards, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Idris Elba, Don Cheadle, Cicely Tyson, Kerry…

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Jay-Z Being Sued By Former Engineer

Chauncey Mahan claims he's entitled to co-ownership of hip-hop star's masters

Chauncey Mahan, former engineer for Jay-Z, is suing him to claim co-ownership of Jay’s masters

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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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5 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘TK In The AM’

If you're unfamiliar with the popular radio veteran, get hip now

Tasty Keish, a popular radio veteran, is a force you should know as ‘TK in…

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‘Real Housewives’ Apollo Nida Sentenced to 8 Years for Fraud

Reality TV star gets leniency from judge, avoids 30-year imprisonment

Cast member and husband of Phaedra Parks of the Real Housewives of Atlanta was sentenced…

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Jamie Roberts Does ‘Comedy With A Purpose’

'I want to be recognized as one of the top working comedians in entertainment'

Jamie Roberts is a rising comedian who hosts comedy shows in NY and has a…

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Essence’s 20th Anniversary Festival Largest Ever

Event surpassed last year's total of 543,000 attendees

The 20th anniversary of the Essence Festival drew more than 550,000 attendees, surpassing last year’s…

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Love and Hip-Hop Decoded: Controversy and Drama “Pays Off”

Soaring ratings meant a soaring paycheck for many cast members.

Are you surprised by these numbers?

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Tupac Shakur’s Legacy Hits Broadway

Hip-hop musical featuring rap icon's music and lyrics appeals to new audiences

A new Broadway play highlighting the life and works of Tupac Shakur hits theaters but…

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10 Best #ShmoneyDance Videos Gone Viral

Next-gen Brooklyn, N.Y., rappers create viral Web sensation

Bobby Shmurda and his Brooklyn crew have created a viral sensation called the “Shmoney Dance”…

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Lil Wayne Allegedly Being Sued Over Young Money Website

Rapper allegedly owes company $250,000 for the domain

Lil Wayne is reportedly facing a lawsuit after refusing to pay the remaining $250,000 for…

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Tyler Perry Trademarks ‘What Would Jesus Do’

Box-office mainstay scores a coup in owning the popular phrase

If Tyler Perry is planning to create a ‘What Would Jesus Do’ movie, he can…

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Andre Harrell Appointed Vice Chairman Of REVOLT TV

He will helm inaugural REVOLT Music Conference in Miami this year

Andre Harrell is now vice chairman of REVOLT TV and will oversee the REVOLT Music…

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Black Celebs Dominate Forbes’ ’10 Most Powerful’ List

Who are the most powerful celebrities in the world at the moment?

Black celebrities dominate Forbes’ ‘Most Powerful List’ which includes Floyd Mayweather, Beyonce, Oprah and Dr.…

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Michael Jackson’s Estate Being Sued for Footage of his Last Interview

Company claims they legally obtained rights to footage

The estate of Michael Jackson is being sued for the rights to a 2007 video…

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Now more than ever, the business of fashion and sports seem to be colliding with NBA players turning post-game press conferences, draft day events and locker room arrivals into their own personal fashion shows, and trust the CEO's of the style industry are paying close attention. From being invited to some of fashion week's most exclusive shows, to teaming up with designers to expand their brand and launch their own line, we've rounded up some of today's biggest NBA players whose fashion moves are making just as much noise as their on court game skills. (Image: Instagram)

8 NBA Players Who Turned Fashion Sense Into Business Smarts

Top basketball stars who combine the businesses of sports and fashion

With more NBA players turning into style stars, we’ve rounded up a list of NBA…

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15 Most Critically Outrageous Tweets From #BETAwards

Twitter kept jokes flowing throughout the night of high points---and mishaps

Twitter came out in full force with the most outrageous and critical insights on the…

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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.

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Aaliyah Biopic: Lead Actress Drops Out

Rep says it was due to production and other issues

Zendaya, who faced criticism for being chosen of the lead role of Aaliyah in planned…

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Closet Entrepreneurs: 9 Celebrities and Their Side Hustles

Their entrepreneurial spirit took them beyond cameras and into business worlds

Celebrities’ entrepreneurial spirit took them beyond the cameras and into business worlds.

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Bobby Womack Legacy: Top Music Stars He Influenced and Inspired

From Stevie Wonder to Kelly Rowland to 50 Cent, here are highlights of great music moments

In remembrance of the soul singer’s legacy, check out music greats influenced by Bobby Womack…

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Exclusive: Keke Palmer’s Television Takeover

Young star talks history-making new show, “Just Keke,” and why age ain’t nothing but a number

In an exclusive interview with BlackEnterprise.com, Keke Palmer speaks on why her new talk show…

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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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Sherri Shepherd And Jenny McCarthy Leave ABC’s ‘The View’

Who will replace her and Jenny McCarthy?

The popular ABC daytime talk show just lost two hosts: Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd.

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Clifford ‘T.I.’ Harris Developing ‘Sisterhood Of Hip-Hop’ Reality TV Show

Grand Hustle CEO going into reality TV business for himself

The Grand Hustle CEO, T.I., is going into the reality TV business for himself with…

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Revolt TV Launches ‘HELLO Harlem’ Initiative With Kick-Off Event

Who's who attends to support community initiative

More than 500 leaders in business, philanthropy and entertainment gathered recently to celebrate launch of…

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The 2014 Full List: American Black Film Festival Awards Winners

Standouts include Kevin Hart, Spike Lee, Niecy Nash, and Tatyana Ali

At the 2014 American Black Film Festival, standouts included Morris Chestnut, Kevin Hart, Spike Lee,…

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Rick Ross Blocked from Detroit Venue

Rapper says he was ‘in fear of his life’

Rick Ross did not make it to his scheduled performance at Detroit’s HOT 107.5 Summer…

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Baltimore African American Festival: Day Two Highlights

More empowerment and entertainment as Brandy closed out with a bang

Day two of the African American Festival in Baltimore, Maryland continued with more food, fun…

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[PHOTOS] Baltimore African American Festival: Day One

Check out the action at the Baltimore African American Festival

Check out the action during the first day of the Baltimore African American Festival.

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Laz Alonzo Talks Career Journey and Power of Working for Free

Actor talks Wall Street and sacrificing to pursue passion for acting

On the second day of the Baltimore African American Festival, Laz Alonzo talks with Kwame…

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Think Like A Man’s Will Packer: 5 Keys To Success

Hollywood power player details what it takes to win

Hollywood hitmaker Will Packer, who has grossed more than $598 million worldwide, at the box…

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Career v. Relationship: Watch an Exclusive Clip of Bravo’s ‘Married to Medicine’

Catch a sneak peek of this weekend's episode debate on careers and relationships

Watch an exclusive clip of Sunday’s ‘Married to Medicine’ episode where a heated debate ensues…

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Cool Jobs: Reality TV King Talks Producing Hit Shows for VH1 & Bravo

Carlos King stays on top of his game, expanding brand with own company

Carlos King has worked on shows including the “Real Housewives” franchise and “Love & Hip-Hop.”…

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HBO to Air Beyoncé Concert Series

'Beyonce: X10' can be viewed from June 29th

Beyonce’s HBO series will chronicle performances from superstar’s Mrs. Carter Show World Tour over the…

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BET Sues Transgender Host B. Scott For $150,000

A judge previously ruled in favor of BET, and now B. Scott may have to pay

The war between B. Scott and BET has grown into a big brouhaha. Who will…

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Actress Lupita Nyong’o Covers Vogue

Actress speaks about recent paparazzi coverage

Actress Lupita Nyong’o discusses her new found fame and recent paparazzi adventures.

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Hollywood Insider #3

Did you know that Misty Copeland has a New York Times best-selling book?

Misty Copeland is on a roll with a New York Times Best-selling book, “Life in…

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Twitter Reacts To Jaden Smith’s ‘Iron Man’ Antics

The young Hollywood star was caught wilding out again

Jaden Smith was caught on camera wearing a cheaply made Iron Man suit.

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Cool Jobs: Successful TV Writer Talks Molding Hit Shows

With a resume that includes Tyler Perry Studios, Tanya Hoffler's got what it takes

Industry vet Tanya Hoffler of Tyler Perry Studios details writing for major sitcoms, and key…

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Cool Jobs: Centric TV VP Talks Working in the Wild World of Entertainment

Jon Marc Sandifer went from humble beginnings to network success

From humble beginnings at a public access channel, Jon Marc Sandier has risen to the…

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Hollywood Boss Moves: Queen Latifah Show Promotes Industry Vets

Among other new appointments, Ianthe Jones becomes co-EP on talk show

Sony Pictures Television announced changes within ranks, including naming Ianthe Jones as co-executive producer of…

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Rihanna Reveal: How Millennials Can Channel the Greats for Career Wins

Pop superstar's CFDA fashion lends nod to vitality of professional muses

Like Rihanna channeled icon Josephine Baker for her CFDA win, millennnials can channel greats in…

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Beats’ Billion-Dollar Deal: 3 Boss Moves Lessons on Value Addition

Young professionals, here's how you too can build bankable relationships

With news of Apple’s purchase of Beats, millennials, be inspired to know your value and…

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Risk and Reward: Clay Donahue Fontenot, One of the Most ‘Sought-After’ Stuntmen in the Business

Award-winning professional belongs to rare breed

Award-winning stuntman belongs to rare breed of professionals paid to risk personal safety during a…

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Nicole Chaplin: From Marketing Celebrities to Training Them

Celebrity fitness professional: 'I am a motivator above all things'

Author and celebrity trainer discusses her career change from marketing professional to world of fitness.

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The American Black Film Festival: 10 Facts About Bill Duke

What do you really know about this talented filmmaker?

Bill Duke will be teaching a Master Class at The American Black Film Festival.

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Hollywood Boss Moves: One-on-One with ‘Neighbors’ Star Jerrod Carmichael

Actor talks winning career move to LA, Spike Lee and comic relief

Exclusive with The Shadow League: Actor Jerrod Carmichael talks Richard Pryor, Spike Lee, and quirky…

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‘An African City’ Producer Talks How Global Career Transition Inspired Hit Web Series

Nicole Amarteifio took experiences working abroad to highlight professional women

Nicole Amarteifio, executive producer of “An African City,” talks working in Africa and how experiences…

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Women In Communications Honors Queen Latifah

R&B diva Mary J. Blige presents Matrix Award to the entrepreneur and hip hop icon at New York ceremony

The 44th Annual Matrix Awards recognizes women who have made significant contributions within the communications…

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Month of the Man: Producer & Reality TV Alum Talks Success on His Own Terms

Producer Fred Thomas Jr. talks success for minority men in entertainment

Producer and director Fred Thomas Jr., of R&B Divas franchise, talks success in entertainment and…

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Great + Eight: Most Influential Black Women According to TIME

Beyonce, Serena Williams and Nigerian economist among top world leaders

Beyonce, Serena Williams and Kerry Washington are top women of color among TIME magazine’s list…

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Diddy’s Revolt: 3 Lessons On Disruption, Reinvention & Millennials Changing the Game

Sean Combs talks evolution of music TV at NYC upfront event

Sean “Diddy” Combs, along with Revolt TV executives and staff, held an upfront event in…

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Shorty Awards: Who’s Who of Social Media Honored in New York City

Jerry Seinfield, Nick Cannon among Shorty Award honorees

The Shorty Awards, held in New York City at the Times Center, honored the best…

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Boss Moves: Growth Industries In Africa Include Nollywood

With Nigeria with leading GDP, film industry shows promise

As recalculated data shows Nigeria as the leading economy in Africa, Nollywood stands out as…

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Money Motivation: Does Growing Up With a Silver Spoon Foster or Inhibit Boss Moves?

Anderson Cooper's insights on inheritance raises question on young ambition

One of my favorite media crushes professionals was recently interviewed by shock jock Howard Stern,…

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Work & Watch: 6 Career-Inspiring Shows Not To Miss

These will intrigue and inspire---or at least provide a much-needed mental vacation

Check out six stand-out shows with career themes that will intrigue and inspire—or at least…

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The Pharrell Effect: Millennials, Find Your ‘Buffalo Hat’ Moment

How to capture that 'it' chance or trait and leverage it for big wins

Musician Pharrell Williams gained global attention with his buffalo hat. Millennials, here’s how you capture…

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.

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"What I wanted to do was connect women of color globally to define  the world on their terms," said Simone Bresi-Ando, far right, founder of I'mPOSSIBLE, whose career and motivation conversations started in the U.K. via Google Hangouts and events. With her social enterprise, Bresi-Ando seeks to educate, connect and empower young women of color by celebrating, highlighting and promoting the achievements of women from all ethnic backgrounds, showcasing their life stories and successes.

"There's something Lupita N'yong'o said that I just can't get out of my mind. The phrase she used was 'the seduction of inadequacy,' and it struck me---stopped me in tracks," said Bresi-Ando. "We are so used to being seduced by inadequacy. What I want to ask you today is, could you please stop it? Now, we can be seduced by the possible."

Power Women Giving Back: Industry Leaders Talk What It Takes for Women to Succeed

At the ImPossible Conversations event in New York City, four female leaders in media and…

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Singer Estelle Talks the Power of Women and Importance of Global Boss Moves

Grammy-award winning artist and label founder inspires next generation

Grammy award-winning artist and New London Records founder Estelle talks about the true power of…

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Continuing the Momentum of Lupita: 3 Boss Moves to Get You Started

Millennials, be inspired in your career journey as we all watch Nyong'o's star rise

Inspired by the career journey of Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o, check out three boss moves that…

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NeNe Leakes and Billy Dee Williams Add Dancing with the Stars to Brand Portfolio

Show set to premiere March 24

Reality TV powerhouse NeNe Leakes and Mahogany leading man Billy Dee Williams have joined the…

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Women’s History Month: ‘The Hip-Hop Professional’ Talks Gaining Career Longevity

Music exec-turned-entrepreneur shares three tips for success

Music industry vet and entrepreneur Shanti Das shares three keys to longevity and career success…

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From Bad Girl to Event Planner, Karleen Roy Achieves Career Success

Young leader talks expanding her brand and importance of great relationships

Howard University alumna used experience working with Sean Combs to launch self-sustaining career and events…

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Women of Power: CBS Corp.’s Josie Thomas Talks Diversity and Young Female Advancement

CBS Corp. executive offers empowering words for women of color

CBS Corp. executive Josie Thomas talks diversity and how young women can truly map out…

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New Study: Women in Hollywood Earn Less As Career Progresses

For black actresses, picture gets more gloomy

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

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3 Steps to Having a Fun, Fresh and Amazing Career

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

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

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Sylvia Rhone to Receive Presidential Award at Annual Music Biz Convention

Industry vet will be first female executive to receive the honor

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

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

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

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

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Yeezy Taught Me: Five Ways Kanye’s Rants Inspire Career Revival

Within the tirades, there's a gold mine of motivation for leadership

What some may deem as arrogant tirades, one young professional deems inspiration. Here’s how Kanye…

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

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

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

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

Comedian brings Chicago training and performance experience

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

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

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

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

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Negative Depictions of Black Power Women: Enough is Enough

Is diversifying character plots a bit too much to ask?

BET debuted “Being Mary Jane,” and one avid TV consumer says, in terms of the…

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

Get to know the latest addition to the cast

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

By Janell Hazelwood

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

A thriving businessman, music manager talks fashion and career path

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

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Rihanna Adds Balmain to Her Career Portfolio

Pop star becomes face of luxury Parisian brand

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

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Bey Bold: 5 Savvy Lessons on Power Moves from the Queen

Superstar's surprise album release screams 'Don't talk about it. Bey about it'

Beyonce’s surprise release lends a nod to the boss move of all boss moves: Power…

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Songstress and activist Kaissa, a native of Cameroon, gave a riveting performance for the audience, along with ADA award honoree Blitz the Ambassador.

Applause Africa Honors Global Leaders at African Diaspora Awards

Honorees include Nobel Laureate and Hopstop founder

Check out this photo recap of Applause Africa’s African Diaspora Awards honoring global leaders in…

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

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

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

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Celeb Besties: 5 Lessons on Power Duos and Dynamic Networking

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

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

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

Actor working in collaboration with family, Herbie Hancock

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

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Epic Records VP Shares How Women Can Break Out and Make it to the Top

Traci Adams' keys to success: Power guidance and confidence

From Georgia to New York City, Traci Adams has made her mark on the music…

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

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

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

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Hollywood power couple Laurence Fishburne and Gina Torres accept the Visionary Artist award.

PHOTOS: Harlem School of the Arts Honors Laurence Fishburne, Gina Torres and Leaders in Philanthropy

Entrepreneurs Janice S. and Christopher J. Williams among honorees for leadership

On Oct. 8, the Harlem School of the Arts honored leaders in business and Hollywood…

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Laurence Fishburne and Gina Torres Talk Business of the Arts at NYC Benefit Gala

Honorees tout key to being as passionate about business as you are your craft

At Harlem School of the Arts’ fall benefit, award-winning actors detail support of arts and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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

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

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

By Kimberly Wilson

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Tonya Lewis Lee Expands Family-Friendly Film Legacy with “The Watsons Go to Birmingham”

Producer, wife and mother talks balancing family life and advice for power women

BlackEnterprise.com caught up with filmmaker Tonya Lewis Lee on “Watsons Go to Birmingham” and balancing…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Cool Jobs: PR Powerhouse Shante Bacon on Hollywood Success and Dispelling ‘Power Woman’ Myths

Co-founder of 135th Street Agency continues to push boundaries

Shante Bacon has played an enormous role in building some of the most popular mainstream…

By Kimberly Wilson

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Canelo Alvarez will square off Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Mayweather vs. Canelo Fight Highest Average highest Ticket Price Among Major Sporting Events

Last three Super Bowls only events to surpass the bout in sales

Seat Geek, an online event ticket search engine, reported to SBNation that the average ticket…

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Hollywood Boss Moves: Phylicia Rashad Directs ‘Four Little Girls’ Play

Special reading marks 50th anniversary of tragic Birmingham bombing

Actress Phylicia Rashad, best known as one of America’s favorite TV moms, is adding…

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On Sept. 1, the 8th annual Nigeria Entertainment Awards (NEAs) honored the who's who in African entertainment at New York University's Skirball Center for Performing Arts. The night brought together the best of the best in global talent and business.
The event was hosted by the hilarious comedian Bright ‘BasketMouth’ Okpocha, who kept the audience roaring with laughter. The more than 10-year industry vet has made more than a few celebrities let out a chuckle or two, including Boys 2 Men, Sean Paul, Beyonce, Snoop Dogg, and Wyclef Jean. 


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PHOTOS: Who’s Who of Global Talent Honored at NYC Awards Show

International leaders in film and music take home wins

The Nigerian Entertainment Awards brought the best of the best in global talent at NYU’s…

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The NEA Awards Returns to New York to Honor Who’s Who in African Entertainment

Top talent from U.S. and the Diaspora will perform and attend

On Sept. 1, the Nigerian Entertainment Awards return to New York in the heart of…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Boss Moves: Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs Names Keith Clinkscales Revolt TV CEO

Executive brings experience from VIBE and ESPN

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According to reports, entertainment mogul Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs has named Keith Clinkscales…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Boss Moves: Kelly Rowlands Adds Jaguar Endorsement to Brand

Songstress Kelly Rowland is the new face for Jaguar’s F-Type series, adding yet another luxury…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Hip-Hop Artist Wale Gifts Hampton University Student with $25,000

Sophomore wins during radio call-in contest in Norfolk, Va.

Entertainer Wale awarded college sophomore Lauren Pryor $25,000, adding philanthropy to his entertainment brand.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Boss Moves: The Power of Diversifying Your Offerings

It's best to be a Jack or Jane of several trades to ensure you're always winning

Entertainment manager and entrepreneur Yandy Smith talks tips for diversifying your hustle and expanding your…

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Award-winning actress Jackie Appiah was honored for her excellence in the global film industry.

WATCH: BlackEnterprise.com Live From Face2Face Africa’s F.A.C.E. List Awards

Correspondents talk with honorees, organizers and supporters for star-studded night

On June 15, Face2Face Africa honored leaders including Aziz G. Adetimirin, publisher of The Network…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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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Month of the Man: How Black Men Can Make Global Power Plays

Leaders give insights on how to enter and capture the international markets

For Month of the Man, BlackEnterprise.com chatted with leaders including Jason Njoku of iROKO Partners…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Cool Jobs: Former Banker Expanding Jamaica’s Fashion Industry Reach

Deiwght Peters talks career transition and advice for young black men

In commemoration of Caribbean Heritage Month, BlackEnterprise.com caught up with Deiwght Peters, a leading fashion…

By Kimberly Wilson

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Caribbean Power Men: 10 Top Leaders in Politics, Sports and More

Musicians, athletes, and politicians who have roots in the Islands

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

By Joshua Perrin

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Award-winning actress Jackie Appiah was honored for her excellence in the global film industry.

PHOTOS: Face2Face Africa Celebrates Leaders of the African Diaspora

Business and entertainment leaders honored including actress Jackie Appiah and publisher Aziz G. Adetimirin

On June 15, Face2Face Africa honored leaders including Aziz G. Adetimirin, publisher of The Network…

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Month of the Man: Atlanta Greek Picnic President Talks Entrepreneurship and Fraternal Bonds

His advice to young black males: Stay focused and be consistent

As part of BlackEnterprise.com’s Month of the Man series, entrepreneur Tiwa Works talks fraternal bonds…

By Janell Hazelwood

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From Newbie to Senior: Six Leaders Who Found Success Early—and Later—In Their Careers

Be inspired, from Cicely Tyson to Ithaca N.Y. mayor Svante Myrick

Major accomplishments can come at any age, proving it’s never too late—or too early—to make…

By Joshua Perrin

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Messy Millennials: How Social Media TMI Can Lead to Major Losses

Latest 2Chainz incident brings to light the down side of transparency

Young professionals, the more you disclose about your private life on social media, the more…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Media Takeover: Top Boss Moves of Wendy Williams

'Queen of All-Media' continues expanding brand in publishing, acting

As the talk show host continues to expand her brand, take a look at her…

By Joshua Perrin

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Broadway Boss Moves: 4 Actors of Color Changing the Game

Cicely Tyson, Billy Porter, Patina Miller, Courtney B. Vance part of history-changing year

Actors Cicely Tyson, Billy Porter, Patina Miller and Courtney B. Vance make history with 2013…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Month of the Man: Young Artist Meshing Hip-Hop, R&B Influences for Star-Studded Global Success

With paintings of celebs including Chrisette Michelle and Nas, Demont “Peekaso” Pinder creates his own lane

Gaining exposure and experience while touring with R&B star Raheem DeVaughn, this young boss creates…

By Janelle Rucker

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Month of the Man: How Young Black Men Can Upgrade Their Boss Moves

Leaders weigh in on mentorship, peer pressure and the keys to success

On June 3, BlackEnterprise.com hosted a #MonthoftheMan Twitter chat, part of a series of lunchtime…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Black Men Winning: Top 4 Celebrity Boss Moves in Entertainment

A snapshot of male leaders of color changing the game

As part of BlackEnterprise.com’s Month of the Man series, we highlight top celebrity boss moves…

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Face2Face Africa Honoring Who’s Who of the African Diaspora

Top talents in publishing, entertainment, philanthropy will receive awards June 15

On June 15, top talent in publishing, media, fashion and philanthropy will be honored including…

By Janell Hazelwood

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The Roots Picnic: A Lesson On Longevity and Industry Relationships

Take a page from the book of a band that's still got it

On the heels of the Roots Picnic, here are three lessons on longevity and relationships…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Stephen G. Hill Talks Expanding BET Awards Brand and Road to Success

Executive details popular program transition into The BET Experience

As the BET Awards morphs into The BET Experience, BlackEnterprise.com catches up exclusively with Stephen…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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The Real Househusbands of Hollywood: 3 Smart Career Lessons

Beyond the tear-inducing laughter, these men are winning with the boss moves

As the ‘Real Househusbands of Hollywood’ closes out with a hilarious reunion show, take a…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Dynamic Women Leaders of Color Return to ‘World’s Most Powerful Women’ List

Liberia president and Nigeria's minister of finance also make Forbes list

Recent Forbes list includes dynamic women of color including Beyonce, Michelle Obama, and Liberian president…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Final ‘Scandal’ Power Play: 5 Winning Leadership Strategies of Olivia Pope

As we're set to say goodbye to season 2, here are top lessons for Gladiators

As many are set to tune to “Scandal” for its season 2 finale, we take…

By Shaun Spearmon

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Cool Jobs: Music Marketing Exec Juggles Vets and Newcomers

Akinah Rahmaan talks uber-egos and changing the branding game

Akinah Rahmaan, a VP at Island Def Jam (IDJ) Music Group, talks marketing brands of…

By Courtney Connley

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A Timeless Classic: Top Career Lessons from ‘The Great Gatsby’

Classic story includes timeless themes to avoid career ruin

As F. Scott Fitzgerald classic hits theaters, take a look at timeless lessons from the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Hip-Hop Artist Nelly Teams Up with Mike and Ike To Reunite Candy Brand

Entertainer adds endorsement to his multifaceted career portfolio

Entertainer Nelly partners with brand as Mike and Ike reunite, adding candy endorsement to his…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Episode 6: Five Career Tips From VH1′s The Gossip Game

Beyond the ratchet, these are real-life lessons you can learn.

VH1’s The Gossip Game follows seven urban media professionals, as they navigate their way through…

By Amber McKynzie

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Management Lessons from Korea’s Top Entertainer Psy

Beyond the dance craze, you can have 'Gangnam Style' success in leadership

When it comes to Gangnam Style, you may think of a viral dance craze, but…

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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Dynamic Women’s Conference: Star Jones Talks NAPW, New Boss Moves and Her Next Phase

Attorney and author sets sights on leveling the playing field

Star Jones, author and spokeswoman for the National Association of Women Professionals, hosted dynamic event…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Young Epic Records Brand Manager Talks Jay-Z Inspiration and Making Music Boss Moves

Brooklyn, N.Y. native credits Jay Z and father for motivation

At just 25, brand manager Kevin Storey has moved up the ranks in the music…

By Sasha King

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Episode 4: Five Career Tips From VH1′s The Gossip Game

Beyond the ratchet, these are real-life lessons you can learn.

Check out what we learned from Episode 4.

By Amber McKynzie

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Publishing Powerhouse Uses Strategic Partnerships to Build an Empire

Rolling Out founder Munson Steed talks road to success

This multimedia power player has been able to use business savvy as well as forge…

By Tomika Anderson

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Beyonce Lends Her Voice to Help Goodwill Promote Job Opportunities

Beyonce will support Goodwill with donation drives at her concerts

Superstar singer Beyonce partners with Goodwill to raise funds and awareness to sponsor training and…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Episode 2: Five Career Tips From VH1’s ‘The Gossip Game’

Beyond the ratchet, these are real-life lessons you can learn

BlackEnterprise.com breaks down career lessons from VH1′s ‘The Gossip Game.’

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The Gossip Game’s Kim Osorio Talks Reality TV, Blogger Cred, and Life After The Source

Hip-hop media vet looks forward to next generation of industry leaders

Hip-hop media vet and reality TV star Kim Osario talks the next phase of her…

By Kimberly Wilson

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PR Power Woman Talks Hard-Knock Start and the Power of Purpose

Elvira Guzman's tips on professional branding and overcoming obstacles

Spending her teen years with parents incarcerated, Elvira Guzman was able to overcome and find…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Cool Jobs: Publisher Takes News-Gathering Skills to Film Industry

Co-founder of Creme Magazine talks venture into movie-making

Filmmaker and co-founder of Creme Magazine talks telling stories on multiple platforms and her passion…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Episode 1: Five Career Tips From VH1’s ‘The Gossip Game’

Beyond the ratchet, these are real-life lessons you can learn

BlackEnterprise.com breaks down career lessons from VH1′s ‘The Gossip Game.’

By Amber McKynzie

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The Business of Reality TV: Mona Scott-Young Talks Entertainment Savvy and Brand Transition

Hip-hop mogul turned media powerhouse has struck gold again

Since her resurgence in 2010 with VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop,” Mona Scott-Young has reinvented…

By Kimberly Wilson

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Cool Jobs: Young Executive Changing the Marketing Game

Several career transitions led Dia Simms to position at global music powerhouse

As the EVP of Blue Flame Agency, it’s safe to say that Dia Simms is…

By Courtney Connley

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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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Cool Jobs: Australian Filmmaker Brings Story of Aboriginal Singers to the States

Wayne Blair takes story of Aboriginal quartet global with 'The Sapphires'

An Indigenous Australian writer, actor and director, Wayne Blaire talks bringing Aboriginal history to the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Though Tragic, ‘Phil Spector’ Focus Brings Black Music History to Forefront

Beatles producer also had hand in black music heavyweights' success

HBO’s ‘Phil Spector’ film brings to the forefront details of a horrific murder, but also…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Celeb Status: 5 Winning Ways to Connect with VIPs and Celebrities

Use this strategy to make power connections in your industry

It can seem intimidating approaching who’s who of your industry. Use this strategy to make…

By Antoine Moss

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Cool Jobs: Talent CEO Chantelle Fraser a Global Star in Her Own Right

Savvy global entrepreneur connects unique professionals with brands

London transplant Chantelle Fraser, CEO Flawless Entertainment and Promotions, has a keen eye for beauty…

By Tomika Anderson

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Natural Knack: 5 Successful Celebs With No Formal Training

Savvy professionals who advanced by experience and hard work

These savvy professionals found success in their field by experience, not years of classroom education.

By Courtney Connley

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Music Boss of Bosses: 5 Career Highlights of Motown’s Berry Gordy

As Motown: The Play hits the stage, take a look at highlights of the founder's career

As Motown: The Play is set to hit the stage, we take a look at…

By Courtney Connley

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Boss Moves: How Women Can Leverage Global Opportunities

Black Enterprise Twitter chat reflects high growth potential for women of color

Survey says women see more advancement overseas. Check out what global power women and Black…

By Sasha King

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Top 5 ‘American Idol’ Women Set to Make History

One of these songstresses could break the all-male winning streak

As we celebrate Women’s History Month, let’s take a look at the groundbreaking ‘American Idol’…

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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Under 21 and Winning: 8 Young Bosses to Watch in 2013

These industry heavyweights are making major early career strides

From signing music contracts to starting their own businesses— all before the age of 21—these…

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