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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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Business Titan and Innovator William Mays Dies at 69

The "King of Chemicals" built one of the largest minority-owned companies

Business titan William Mays died on Dec. 4 at age 69 in Indianapolis. He leaves…

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On The Move: James Mitchell, Jr. Joins Rock Creek; Michelle Lee Heads Wells Fargo East Coast Community

Lee becomes highest ranking African American community banking executive

James Mitchell, Jr appointed managing director at Rock Creek and Michelle Lee named new head…

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20 Young African Power Women of 2014

These millennial leaders are sure to inspire you

Forbes reveals list of 20 Youngest African Power Women for 2014.

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Honoring Leadership with the Nation’s Highest Civilian Honor: The Presidential Medal of Freedom

Stevie Wonder among honorees at the White House ceremony

Highlights of the ceremony included a few well-placed and lighthearted remarks, compliments of President Obama.…

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Hampton President Awarded Thurgood Marshall College Fund Leadership Award

President Harvey gets recognized for his leadership and dedication to education

Thurgood Marshal College Fund awards Hampton University president, William R. Harvey, Ph.D., with the Educational…

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[RECAP] Live Civil Tour Empowers Young Leaders New York City

Brand ambassador and influencer stops in Big Apple to inspire

Brand ambassador and young influencer Karen Civil hosts empowering event part of her Live Civil…

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On Nov. 20, Black Enterprise celebrated 'The Good Life,' with a special VIP event in New York City, sponsored by Lexus.  The special interactive mixer hosted top influencers and entertainers, who detailed what it took to take their careers and lives to the next level via power networking and an exclusive Google hangout. Top-rated Power 105 radio host Angela Yee, seen, left, with Our World with Black Enterprise host, Paul C. Brunson, was the featured power woman who hosted an in-vehicle experience and chat.

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[PHOTOS] Black Enterprise and Lexus Celebrate ‘The Good Life’ With Industry Influencers

Black Enterprise hosted a special VIP event in New York City to celebrate “The Good…

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RECAP: Who’s Who of Entertainment Gather to Celebrate ‘The Good Life,’ with Lexus

Black Enterprise hosts lifestyle event in the heart of Chelsea, New York City

Black Enterprise hosted The Good Life event, sponsored by Lexus, gathering top entertainers and influencers…

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5 Savvy Books for Black Entrepreneurs

Here are the must reads for aspiring African American capitalists

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

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

#WEDAfrica chat featured insights from three global female entrepreneurs

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

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First Black PGA Golfer Earns Presidential Medal of Freedom

Charles L. Sifford has a legacy as an exemplary pioneer in the sport

President Obama to award Medal of Freedom to Charles L. Sifford, a black pioneer in…

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Prison Programmers: Inmates At San Quentin Learn How To Code

The Last Mile offers technical skill and know-how to those who desire it

With an 85% recidivism rate, inmates at San Quentin are said to have no hope…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Educator Steve Perry Talks Working with Bishop Jakes Leadership Program

Partner says program will teach professionals how to maximize their career capital

Educator Steve Perry talks working with Bishop Jakes and why their new leadership program is…

By Courtney Connley

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9 Motivating Faith Leaders to Follow on Instagram

Follow these inspirational figures to add some positivity to your day

These are 10 faith leaders who have inspirational Instagram accounts and post positive pictures that…

By Cristie Leondis

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ColorComm NYC Hosts Dinner and Dialogue With Tricia Clarke-Stone

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

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

By Cristie Leondis

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Lisa Price, Star Jones, and Melba Moore to Appear on Women of Power TV

All-new episode of female empowerment and inspiration to air this weekend

Lisa Price, Star Jones, Melba Moore and others to be featured on an all new…

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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5 Reasons Vernice Armour is a Power Woman to Watch

Top career boss moves made by Women of Power speaker Vernice Armour

Top reasons why Black Enterprise’s 2015 Women of Power featured speaker, Vernice Armour, is a…

By Courtney Connley

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10 Facts About Loretta Lynch

President Obama announces his choice to replace Eric Holder

Check out facts on President Obama’s pick, Loretta Lynch, who is slated to take over…

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[RECAP] Plunge Culture & Creativity Conference Makes Waves in Miami

Check out highlights from the event

PlungeCon took place in Miami on the weekend of Nov. 6, and Black Enterprise hosted…

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Ming Lee: Turning her Snoblife into a Successful Venture

'I would not be where I am today without social media'

Entrepreneur Ming Lee went from turning her website, Snoblife.com, into a million-dollar venture and continues…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Meet the Winners: Plunge Culture & Creativity Conference Innovation Slam

Two inventors now eligible to attend Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference

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

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New Jersey Historian and Author Clement A. Price Dies at 69

Rutgers University professor leaves exemplary legacy in education

Rutgers professor and Newark Historian Clement Price, Ph.D., suffered a stroke at the Jewish Film…

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Prominent Pastor Myles Munroe and Wife Die in Plane Crash

Nine were reportedly on board in Grand Bahamas tragedy

Prominent pastor Myles Munroe, Ph.D., his wife, Ruth, died in a plane crash in the…

By Cristie Leondis

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Student Athlete Career Readiness: Howard University Athletic Director Talks Advocacy

Louis “Skip" Perkins details how undergrads can prep for employment

For many years there has been a universal stereotype that the majority of collegiate athletes…

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American Express OPEN Inspires Women Entrepreneurs at CEO BootCamp

Event gathers business leaders and experts to discuss how to grow enterprises

American Express OPEN hosts CEO Bootcamp for female entrepreneurs in New York.

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4th Annual African Diaspora Awards Honoring International Leaders in New York City

Exemplary figures in business, fashion and music being honored for global work

Applause Africa will honor nine global leaders for the 4th Annual African Diaspora Awards taking…

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Relocating? How to Build a New Professional Network

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

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

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Entrepreneurs Conference: 5 Tips to Hiring the Right Talent

SENTEL Corp.'s Russell Wright shares tips on building a great team

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Russell Wright knows a thing or two about turning a company…

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4 Tips on Pitching Your Business in Public

A 2012 Entrepreneurs Conference Elevator Pitch finalist, shares advice

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Entrepreneur Quinn Myers may not have won Black Enterprise’s Elevator Pitch Competition at the…

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Relax, Relate, Release: 4 Calm Steps to Accomplish Any Goal

This approach can ensure you're effectively approaching issues with a clear head

This four-step approach will ensure you’re approaching issues effectively and with a clear head.

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Teen Basketball Star Commits to Division 1 University

Young athlete makes verbal acceptance of offer to attend University of Texas

Eighth-grade middle school basketball star, Deja Kelly, makes verbal commitment to the University of Texas…

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Election Day: Why You Should Get Out and Vote Nov. 4

Need help with the process? We've got you covered

If you aren’t familiar with the voting process or why you should vote this Nov.…

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3 Essential Steps to Discouraging Social Loafing

Nip this productivity-stealing habit in the bud with this strategy

Have you ever worked in a group where some members contributed and others did not?…

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NOBEL Women Executive Director Waikinya Clanton Talks Leadership (Part 2)

The 28-year-old exec shares her career advice

Naysayers might tell you that you’re not ready for a big opportunity, but you have…

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NOBEL Women Executive Director Waikinya Clanton Talks Leadership

Organization teaches women how to become exceptional leaders

One organization that has made an effort to help women become powerful leaders is Washington,…

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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…

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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…

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Summit Wisdom: 3 Lessons on Digital Age Reputation from Monica Lewinsky

Former White House intern speaks at Forbes Under 30 event about getting through scandal

Monica Lewinsky opens up to a room full of millennials about her 1998 scandal and…

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Pam Grier to be Honored at Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit

Hollywood’s first female action star to receive Legacy Award for her work in film and business

Pam Grier to be honored with the Legacy Award at Black Enterprise’s 2015 Women of…

By Raqiyah Mays

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McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson to Speak at Women of Power Summit

First male selected to make a keynote address at the event

The first man ever selected to make at Keynote at Black Enterprise’s Women of Power…

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Female Leaders Winning: Johnnetta B. Cole, a Leader in Education

A spotlight on the journey of a true woman of power

Johnnetta Cole’s legacy is and continues to be one of female and black empowerment through…

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Broadcast Boss Moves: Sheila Eldridge’s Journey in Dominating the Industry

Station owner and 'Cafe Mocha' creator shares tips on owning a station

Broadcast industry leader and radio station owner Sheila Eldridge talks success strategy.

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Are Your Emotions Sabotaging Your Success?

Learn how to manage your emotions to increase your success

Psychology Today defines emotional intelligence as “the ability to identify and manage your own emotions…

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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First 100 Days: Ras Baraka’s Journey and Milestones

A snapshot of Cory Booker's successor, as newly-minted Newark, N.J. leader looks back

Victories and setbacks for newly-minted Newark, N.J., mayor as he looks back on first chapter.

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Cool Jobs: Converse Exec Talks Recruitment and Career Strategy

Rodney Pratt, vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary details journey

Rodney Pratt, vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary at Converse, shares sage advice for…

By Nicole Cober, Esq.

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Susan L. Taylor to be Honored at Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit

Pioneering journalist and author to receive a Women of Power Legacy Award

Pioneering journalist and author Susan L. Taylor to be honored at Black Enterprise’s Women of…

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

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

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

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Why Management Is Not Leadership

It's vital to know the difference between the two

Although management and leadership are complementary, they are, by no means, the same thing. In…

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Present Like a Pro: 3 Tips for Mastering Professional Presentations

Use this strategy to make a vital part of business that much easier

Check out this quick guide on how to give a polished, professional presentation.

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Top of the Upper Class: 155 New Billionaires Minted in 2014

Few people of color: 2 are African American and several hail from Africa

Michael Jordan and other new faces join the billionaire club, bringing total accumulated wealth to…

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National Black MBA Conference: Earvin “Magic” Johnson Talks CEO Mindset & Business Success

Mogul details most proud moment, Dodgers and Starbucks deals and expansion

Magic Johnson Enterprises CEO Earvin “Magic” Johnson shares keys to CEO mindset and insights on…

By Janell Hazelwood

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National Black MBA Conference: How to Rule the Corner Office

Cub Foods' Keith Wyche shares 6 unavoidable realities of being the boss

Keith Wyche, president and CEO of Cub Foods, talks unavoidable realities executives face and strategy…

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National Black MBA Association Inc. Hosting 36th Annual Conference and Expo

Speakers include Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Lisa Price, Robin Roberts and more

The National Black MBA Association Inc. presents its 36th Annual Conference and Exposition in Atlanta…

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Activate 2K14 Conference Set to Inspire and Empower Women in New York City

Actresses Sherri Shepherd and Keke Palmer among top speakers and panelists

Activate 2K14 is a weekend experience kicking off Sept. 19 and continuing with a series…

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[RECAP] Randal Pinkett Talks CEO Strategy and Success via From the Corner Office Chat

'Apprentice' alum: 'Seek opportunities, see opportunity, and seize opportunity!'

During a BlackEnterprise.com Twitter chat, BCT Partners CEO and “The Apprentice” alum Randal Pinkett spoke…

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Women of Power: Top 10 Leaders in the Fashion Industry

Top females making boss moves in the industry

As New York Fashion Week continues, we’ve rounded up 10 power women of color in…

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Women of Power: 10 Savvy Books to Help Elevate Your Career

Top professional leadership resources written for women and by women

Offering professional advice, tips and wisdom for how women can succeed in the workplace, we’ve…

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From The Corner Office Chat Series Continues With IBOM L.L.C. Co-Founder Anie Akpe

Entrepreneurship advocate and tech media maven will share leadership success strategies

On Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 1 p.m. EST, the From The Corner Office Twitter Chat…

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Delphi CEO Rodney O’Neal to Retire in March 2015

CFO Kevin Clark will take the helm

According to reports, Delphi Automotive Plc announced CEO Rodney O’Neal will retire from his post…

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How To Achieve Balance in a Hectic Life

Key tools on keep it all together and win

How does one satisfy both desires? Balance. Too often we are running around like chickens…

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The Progress Cha Cha: How Achievements—and Setbacks—Lead to Business Success

It is the reality of achievement that there be forward as well as backward movement

In terms of business, like the popular dance, the Progress Cha Cha seems to have…

By Kay Saunders

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[Exclusive] Anthony Brown: The Man Who Wants To Lead Maryland (Part 1)

Lt. governor could be on the cusp of making Maryland state history

Lt. Governor Anthony Brown could be on the cusp of making Maryland state history.

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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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Flawless Leadership Lessons from Beyoncé: 3 #PowerMoves for Success 


Even if you're not part of the Bey Hive, these tips will help you upgrade your skills

Not part of the Bey hive who loves superstar Beyonce? Doesn’t matter. Her killer work…

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‘BusinessFAB’? If So, This Women’s Entrepreneurship and Leadership Conference Is For You

Agenda includes top-notch speakers and panelists who are leaders in business

The BusinessFAB Women’s Entrepreneurship + Leadership Conference will make its debut at the luxurious Salamander…

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Serena Williams Wins Grand Slam Title

It's her 18th victory, tying with Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova, at U.S. Open

Tennis phenom Serena Williams won her 18th Grand Slam title at the U.S. Open today,…

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Harlem’s Fashion Row Presenting Top Black Designers for New York Fashion Week

Legacy continues as top industry leaders will be honored and showcased

Harlem’s Fashion Row is back for New York Fashion Week, highlighting more innovative, cutting edge,…

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Africa Fashion Week Kicks Off in New York with Multi-Day Experience

Portion of ticket proceeds will benefit the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation

The fifth annual Africa Fashion Week kicks off Sept. 4 and continues through Sept. 6,…

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3 Characteristics of Game Changing Entrepreneurs

These traits make them stand out above the rest

Learn which key attributes can help entrepreneurs outsmart competitors.

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Black Enterprise CEO Earl “Butch” Graves Hosts Chats With Industry Leaders on the Green

Power players in business, media and public service, talk success and strategy

“Conversations with Earl ‘Butch’ Graves Jr.,” set for August 27 at 4:00 pm, with top…

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Africa-America Institute Honoring Business and Philanthropic Leaders in New York City

Executives and diplomats to convene during opening week of the UN General Assembly

During the opening week of the UN General Assembly, The Africa-America Institute will host its…

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RECAP: Face2Face Africa F.A.C.E List Awards

Leaders in industries including fashion and sports received awards in New York City

Face2Face Africa honored leaders of the African diaspora in New York City recently. Check out…

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Golf Professional Rodney Green Shares Passion for Game and the Business of It All

Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis challenge instructor gives real deal on career asset

Rodney Green—who will conducting golf classes at this year’s Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge—…

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Top 20 Global Locales for Billionaires

Data show cities that house the most wealthy

Here’s a breakdown of where the most billionaires are located and why.

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Unplug From Your Digital Device and Plug Into Your Career Potential

Tips to ensure smartphone use is contributing to career success---not emptying your pockets

Millennials, play time is over. It’s time to shut down the mobile apps that are…

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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…

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From The Corner Office Chat Series Continues With Black Enterprise CEO Earl Graves Jr.

BCT Partners CEO Randal Pinkett and IBOM LLC CEO Anie Akpe also set to share success strategies

On Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 at 1 p.m., the From The Corner Office Twitter Chat…

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Social Entrepreneur Scores Big Globally With the Soccket

Jessica Matthews talks using technology to empower African youth

Social entrepreneur Jessica Matthews is using technology to empower youth in Africa, and you can…

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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…

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From The Corner Office Chat Series Continues With Multidimensional Actor Lamman Rucker

Black Enterprise CEO Earl Graves Jr., BCT Partners CEO Randal Pinkett and IBOM LLC CEO Anie Akpe set to share success and leadership strategies

The From The Corner Office Twitter Chat series continues with actor, speaker/activist and entrepreneur Lamman…

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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…

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FROM THE CORNER OFFICE: Get Business Strategy from the Greats, Presented by BMW

Get a view from a position of power via special content offerings

BMW presents ‘From the Corner Office,’ offering insights via special content, social media events and…

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Black Corporate Directors Must Do More Than Occupy a Seat

Being selected is only the beginning of the job

When I was invited to serve on the board of AutoZone, the nation’s leading auto…

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Career Crisis? 5 Keys to Managing Through It

When the going gets tough, don’t leave…LEAD!

Proven advice from corporate executives who have managed crisis in ways that enabled them and…

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How to Build a Proactive Workforce

Study: Satisfied employees will aggressively help your business grow and succeed

Check out these tips on how to nurture a productive workforce at your business.

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Millionaire Businessman Talks Making the Jump from Employee to Entrepreneur

Leaving security of full-time job, Oscar Horton took a chance with a truck dealership

Over the following 13 years, the new team in place grew the company from $28…

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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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Luxury Market Branding CEO Lauren Maillian Bias, author of "The Path Redefined: Getting to the Top On Your Own Terms"

From The Corner Office Chat Series Kicks Off With Luxury Market Branding CEO Lauren Maillian Bias

Black Enterprise CEO Earl Graves Jr., actor/philanthropist Lamman Rucker, BCT Partners CEO Randal Pinkett and IBOM LLC CEO Anie Akpe to share success and leadership strategies

The From The Corner Office Twitter Chat series kicks off with serial entrepreneur, early-stage investor…

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How To Get To The Top On Your Own Terms

Investor and marketer Lauren Maillan Bias shows what it takes to survive

At age 19, Lauren Maillian Bias founded a boutique winery that quickly became an internationally…

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3 Steps to Success for Young Bosses

Millennials, be inspired to get what's yours with these quick tips

Here are three quick tips to finding success inspired by those who’ve found it from…

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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.

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CAMAC Holdings Inc. was the second black-owned enterprise to gain membership into the BE 100s billion dollar club when it reached the No. 1 slot on our 2003 INDUSTRIAL/SERVICE 100. In fact, the Houston-based oil and gas exploration, consulting and engineering company was only a hair away from achieving the milestone when it made its debut on our industrial/service list in 2002 - - gross sales for 2001 were $979.5 million. Operated by Nigerian-born Kase Lawal, CAMAC (which stands for Cameroon-American) grew through its ability to integrate upstream services, the production of oil and gas, and downstream operations, which included trading and refining of its products. CAMAC, which reported its highest level of revenues-- $2.43 billion-- on the 2009 list, left the BE 100s in  2011 after shifts in operational structure, management and ownership.

BE 100s Billion-Dollar Club: Lessons from Top-Earning Black Business

Check out the eight companies who have surpassed $1 billion in revenues

Over the past four decades, only eight black-owned companies have surpassed $1 billion in revenues.…

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You Have Not Because You Ask Not

Learn the power of humility and making requests to get results

Pride is the biggest deterrent to success in life. Many go through life with the…

By Pervis Taylor, III

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Darden Restaurants CEO Stepping Down

Clarence Otis to leave post by the end of the year

According to reports, Clarence Otis is stepping down as CEO by the end of the…

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Generation Next: President Obama Welcomes 500 Students Poised To Lead Africa

Young leaders welcomed at Washington D.C. Town hall

Five hundred African students chosen from 50,000 welcomed at Washington DC Town hall.

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Listen Up: 4 Ways to Improve Every Conversation

Upgrade your people skills and success with these steps

Here’s how to sharpen your conversational skills, upgrade your personal interactions—and your success.

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Yandy Smith’s Everything Girls Love Hosts Empowerment Event for Women Professionals

Female Industry leaders inspire with insights on love, career and business

Check out highlights from Yandy Smith’s Everything Girls Love event “Girls Love Girl Talk,” held…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Cool Jobs: Bravo TV’s Todd Tucker Talks Boss Moves Up Front and Behind the Scenes

Entrepreneur discusses his rise through the ranks, tips for young professionals

Todd Tucker, TV production exec and star on Bravo TV’s Real Housewives of Atlanta, shares…

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Meet The CEO Who Helped Reshape Atlanta’s Skyline

A.G. Gaston Award winner Herman Russell reshaped the city of Atlanta

BE spoke with Russell, who authored “Building Atlanta: How I Broke through Segregation to Launch…

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Study: Women Of Color Punished More For Hiring To Increase Diversity

White men get rewarded for similar actions, findings show

In an alarming study, women of color get punished by corporations for hiring diverse workers.…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Industry Leaders in Business and Entertainment to be Honored at F.A.C.E List Awards

Model Alek Wek and Afrobeat pioneer Femi Kuti among honorees for weekend event

African diaspora leaders in industries including entertainment and business will be honored at the 2014…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Anniversary of the Moon Walk: 10 African American Space Pioneers

Astronauts of color who broke barriers to explore the unknown

During this month 45 years ago, the U.S. set foot on the moon. In commemoration…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Lance Gross Travels to China with Howard’s Freshman Leadership Academy

Howard alum and actor serves as program's first global ambassador

Award-winning actor Lance Gross travels with 60 Howard University Freshman Leadership Academy students to China.

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13 Facets of An Effective Business Partnership

Shared vision, complementary skills, honesty, and much more make it work

BlackEnterprise.com polled members of the Young Entrepreneur Council to find out the one thing you…

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5 Characteristics Of Successful Entrepreneurs

If you possess these traits you will have a better chance of long-term success

These traits lead to winning results for small business owners.

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#BossMoves: 3 Smart Questions to Ask Before You Start Your Day

Shake off the Monday blahs with these steps

Mondays aren’t always welcomed but these three questions will get you through on a good…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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The 10 Most Inspiring ‘Humans Of NY’ Stories You Should See

Photoblog's telling visuals and commentary have gone viral on social media

Photographer Brandon Stanton started “Humans of New York” a New York City-based photoblog that has…

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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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Why ‘No New Friends’ May Be Blocking Your Success

The success we seek is directly related to the success of our relationships

While we may have few true friends in life, we mustn’t block potential success by…

By Pervis Taylor, III

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Black Mt. Rushmore: What African American Leaders Are On Yours?

Who are the top leaders that would be immortalized in granite?

If there were a Black Mt. Rushmore, what African-American faces should be sculpted and chiseled…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Tim Howard: The Safest Hands in America

U.S. Goalkeeper cements legacy with 2014 World Cup performance

In the line of fire: How U.S. soccer goalie Tim Howard nearly single-handedly saved our…

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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Target: Leave Guns at Home When Shopping, Please

Gun control groups push big-box retailer to take action

The big-box retailer, Target, has succumbed to pressure from gun control groups to urge its…

By Janell Hazelwood

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BE 100s: Nation’s Most Successful Black-Owned Businesses

Check out the full list for the best of the best in auto, financial services and more

Black Enterprise ranks the most successful black-owned businesses via its 42nd annual BE 100s list.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Harlem Hot Spot: One Entrepreneur’s Story of Passion, Longevity and Diversity

Cove Lounge's Alyah Horsford-Sidberry talks passion for entrepreneurship and power of location

Harlem entrepreneur Alyah Horsford-Sidberry talks longevity in hot location and why she’s passionate about her…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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[PHOTOS] #Freedom50: 10 Riveting Civil Rights Moments That Inspire

In commemoration of the Civil Rights Act anniversary, take a look at iconic moments of activism.

Today, July 1, marks 50 years since the enactment of the Civil Rights Act on…

By Kevin L. Clark

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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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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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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Conflict Management: How To Have Difficult Conversations

It is better to address issues as they arise sooner than later

Quick tips and insights on resolving conflicts and having difficult conversations.

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Day Two of the Baltimore African American Festival Begins

More fun, more empowerment and more entertainment for a sunny event

The Baltimore African American Festival continues today with more empowerment, more fun and more concerts.

By Janell Hazelwood

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African American Festival: Business Star Kwame Jackson Talks Black Male Leadership

"Apprentice" alumnus and entrepreneur details how to get past 'no' for the win

At the Baltimore African American Festival, BlackEnterprise.com talked with featured guest Kwame Jackson on black…

By Janell Hazelwood

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White House Honors DACA Recipients as Champions of Change

White House recognizes young adults who are setting excellent examples in their communities

In a private ceremony, the White House is honoring “Champions of Change,” who are Deferred…

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Survey: Top 10 Cities for Worker Satisfaction

Austin, Atlanta, and other southern cities have the highest job approval ratings

Huntsville, Atlanta and other southern cities have the highest job approval ratings among employees, according…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Maya Angelou: Top 10 Boss Moves of a Global Renaissance Woman

Novelist, actress and educator laid the groundwork for female bosses of color around the world

Remembering her legacy, here are the top 10 most daring and inspiring career moments of…

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Office vs. Remote: A Breakdown of Happiness Factors

Recent survey finds pros and cons of desk and non-desk jobs

Recent survey reveals pros and cons of working in an office vs. a non-desk job…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Executive Leadership: What Is Your Professional Reality?

How to navigate management in order to adequately produce results

Executive coach Michelle Awuku-Tatum shares tips on how Corporate America professionals can define leadership reality…

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Corporate Life: How to Leave On Your Own Terms

Executive coach shares steps to thrive during your transition

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

By Michelle Awuku-Tatum

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T.D. Jakes: 20 Tips to Tap Into Your Divine ‘Instinct’ for Business Success

Successful pastor and entrepreneur has expanded his brand and earned millions

Business leader T.D. Jakes shared his insights on his new book and business success at…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Entrepreneurs Conference, Day 2: Attendees Learn How to Win Corporate Clients

Experience full of networking and inspiration for small business owners

Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference continues for a second day of learning and inspiration

By Janell Hazelwood

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Ugandan-Born Business Leader Talks Career Transitions and Changing Dialogue on Africa

Liz Ngonzi talks international transitions and advances for global development

Culture cultivator and entrepreneur Liz Ngonzi talks career transitions and how women can pursue a…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Washingtopn Post endorses Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown for Maryland Governor

Could Anthony Brown Become Maryland’s First Black Governor?

Maryland lieutenant governor endorsed by Washington Post

Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown endorsed for governor by Washington Post.

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Month of the Man: Shavar Jeffries Talks Turning Tragedy into Motivation for Leadership

Civic leader details leadership tips for young men of color

Newark, N.J.. mayoral candidate Shavar Jeffries talks turning tragedy into career inspiration and how young…

By Daron Pressley

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Global Leader from General Electric Recieves High Corporate Governance Honors

A. Louis Parker brings decades of exemplary service and experience

A. Louis Parker, retired executive from General Electric Co., has become an NACD Fellow, the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Urban Business Roundtable Spotlight on Wine Lover Jerry Bias

More on entrepreneurs, strategies and news from The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable: Wisdom Oak Winery CEO Jerry Bias; leadership guru…

By Pepper Miller

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Mad Men Motivation: How to Roll with Career Punches, Don Draper Style

Last night's show lends nod for millennials on how to rebound after failure

Last night’s episode of Mad Men lends nod to how young professionals can roll with…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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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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…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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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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Money Team Tactics: 3 Tips for Leveraging Your Network & Connections

Ricki Brazil and James McNair talk tips for building career relationships

Ricki Brazil and James McNair of The Money Team talk Floyd Mayweather Jr. and tips…

By Daron Pressley

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Crisis Managment, Anyone? Don Sterling Scandal Lends Nod to Importance of a Vital Plan

Be prepared for any career challenge---whether extremely scandalous or not

Don Sterling scandal lends a nod to the importance of a crisis management plan for…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Journalist Robin Roberts Talks Strength of Women … and Friendly Competition with Michelle Obama

At NAPW conference, breast cancer survivor inspires with career of triumphs

National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) honored journalist Robin Roberts with the Icon Awards. She…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Star Jones and National Association of Professional Women Kick Off Conference in NYC

Top speakers include Barbara Corcoran and Robin Roberts

Hosted by Star Jones, more than 1,100 professionals to convene to network and be inspired…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Ebony Magazine Names Mitzi Miller New Editor-in-Chief

Award-winning journalist and author moves to new post from Jet

Ebony magazine recently announced the appointment of Mitzi Miller as its new editor-in-chief.

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…

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