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An ‘Over-the-Top’ African American Tech Entrepreneur

Andre Swanston co-founded the company Tru Optik which creates intelligence and analytical software for media and entertainment companies.

Fact: African Americans are 30% more likely to consume OTT entertainment than other demographics. OTT…

By Samara Lynn

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Facebook News Feed is Now All About Friends and Family

Facebook makes sweeping changes to its news feed, and some are freaking out

Facebook makes sweeping changes to its news feed, and some are freaking out.

By Samara Lynn

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Madison Jaye Talks Building a Career In Media and Developing a Brand

3 pieces of advice for millennial women interested in a career in media

Coming from the inner city streets of Newark, New Jersey, Madison Jaye has quietly emerged…

By Daron Pressley

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People Trust Google News More Than Any Other News Source

Search engines have become the trusted, go-to source for news

Survey reveals Google News and other search engines are believed to be most credible sources…

By Samara Lynn

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While the end of a year is a great time to make plans and goals for the upcoming year, it is also the perfect time to reflect on events and accomplishments of the past year.

2015 was a remarkable year for us at Black Enterprise. We kicked off our first Tech ConneXt Summit in Silicon Valley, celebrated 10 years of empowering women with our annual Women of Power Summit, and marked 20 years of grooming entrepreneurs and businessmen and women with our annual Entrepreneurs Summit. We also partnered with the American Black Film Festival for their annual event in June, hosted the African American Festival in Baltimore, and had our annual Golf & Tennis Challenge in Florida.

But outside of 2015 being a great year for our events, our readers have helped us to be the leaders in delivering dynamic content pertaining to black business, careers, and wealth-building for African Americans. From Grant Hill purchasing the Atlanta Hawks to black farmers being shut out of the marijuana business to Gloria Steinem's declaration that black women invented the feminist movement, here are BlackEnterprise.com's top 20 stories of 2015.

Top 20 Black Enterprise Stories of 2015

Here are BlackEnterprise.com's top 20 stories of 2015

2015 was a remarkable year for us at Black Enterprise. We kicked off our first…

By Courtney Connley

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How to Bump Up Your Internet Speed

Your cable modem may be the cause of the slow connection

One of the biggest causes of slow Internet for cable broadband is an outdated cable…

By Samara Lynn

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Lee Daniels Asks White Hollywood: Where Are the Black Writers?

Stunned panel balked at accountability

Black representation in media matters! Two recent examples only reiterate the need for us to…

By Faith Dow

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How Young Professionals Can Land a Job in Media

CEO of Emma Bowen Foundation, Rahsaan Harris, offers tips for working in media

Emma Bowen Foundation CEO shares tips and advice for young professionals looking to work in…

By Courtney Connley

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On the Move: Mitzi Miller Joins Rainforest Entertainment and CBS Promotes Tiffany Smith-Anoa’i

Rainforest Entertainment and CBS announce new executive appointments

Award-winning journalist Mitzi Miller joins Rainforest Entertainment, while Tiffany Smith-Anoa’i gets promoted at CBS Entertainment

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T.J. Holmes Joins ABC News Team

Holmes will serve as co-anchor for two of the network's news shows

T.J. Holmes to join ABC News as co-anchor of “America This Morning” and “World News…

By Courtney Connley

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14 Most Talked About Career Moves of 2014

The top boss moves that made headline news

With 2014 coming to a close, we’ve rounded up a list of the most talked…

By Courtney Connley

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Meet Paul C. Brunson, Co-Host of Our World with Black Enterprise

Brunson to co-host new season of Our World With Black Enterprise premiering November 1

With years of media and entrepreneurship experience under his belt, meet Our World With Black…

By Courtney Connley

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Study: Female Employment in Primetime Television at a Standstill

Employment in industry shows no signs of growth

Despite the workings of Shonda Rhimes and Mara Brock Akil, a new study shows that…

By Courtney Connley

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Editor Sues People Magazine for Racial Discrimination

Journalist says she was treated like a second-class citizen at the publication

Former People magazine editor, Tatsha Robertson, is suing the publication for racial discrimination.

By Courtney Connley

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Are You Serving Your Traditions or Your Mission?

Bishop T.D. Jakes' challenge to faith leaders also applies to those of us in the media business.

Bishop T.D. Jakes’ challenge to faith leaders also applies to the media business.

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Essence Magazine Founder Says he Doesn’t Regret Selling to Time Inc.

Co-founder Edward Lewis defends Time Inc. sale after criticisms from former editor.

Lewis, who sold Essence in 2005, said he would do it all over again if…

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Rhonda Lee Case: Was Responding to Ignorance Worth It? I Don’t Think So

Sometimes it's best to pick professional battles wisely

Meteorologist Rhonda Lee was fired after responding to a viewer's racially charged Facebook comments about…

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Gigs That Never Sleep: Even Hurricane Sandy Can’t Stop the Hustle

As a major storm looms, some of us still have to put in work

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When it comes to hurricanes or any other disasters that could hinder work, some…

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Survey: Minority Employment Up in Radio and TV

More media jobs in South and West than in Northeast, Midwest

The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTNDN) reports more minorities working in radio and television…

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Focus on Storytelling

What stories can you tell about your business. I spoke this week to a group of arts, tourism and cultural organizations at Cultural Tourism DC's annual conference in Washington, DC. (Members range from Smithsonian Institution Directors to jazz clubs to tiny art galleries and film festivals). When cultural organizations approach social media, they can't go for the hard sell because arts marketing is more about storytelling. Take a cue from these organizations and focus on the story behind your service or product. Can you give your audience a behind-the-scenes view?  Can you offer online previews to build buzz before a big event?

How to Generate Publicity for Your Business

Tips for finding the news hook that will create buzz for your business

Tips for finding the news hook that will create buzz and publicity for your business

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