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Frank Petersen, First African American Marine Aviator, Dies

Pioneer had successful post-military career in corporate America

Frank Petersen, the first African American marine aviator, died this week according to reports. He…

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Veteran Women and Spouses

Military Women are 10 Times More Likely to Experience Sexual Assault

A recent study by the Department of Veteran Affairs highlights sexual trauma in the U.S. military

A recent study by the Department of Veteran Affairs shows women are ten times more…

By Brittany Dandy

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Women Making History: Two Female Soldiers to Graduate from Army Ranger School

The women will graduate the Ranger program after two months of intense training

Two female soldiers will make history after graduating from Army Ranger School in Fort…

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African American Women Who Made U.S. Military History

African American women who made a breakthrough in US military history

Here are several African American women who made a breakthrough in US military history.

By Kandia Johnson

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Veteran Women and Spouses

5 Things the Military Teaches You About Leadership

Army leaders share perspectives on leadership

Here are several pieces of advice from military leaders, providing their own perspective on leadership.

By Kandia Johnson

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8 Programs For Children in Military Families

Here are a few, free to low-cost, programs to help children of military families deal with military life

Here are a few programs for children of military families looking for free to low-cost…

By Kandia Johnson

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US Army Extends 3-Year Sabbatical Program

Program allows active-duty officers, warrant officers and enlisted soldiers to take 3-Years-off

US Army Sabbatical Program Allows Active-duty officers, warrant officers and enlisted soldiers to take 3-Years-off.

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Veterans use military training to start their own businesses.

US Army Will Adapt Leadership Training to Benefit Future Leaders

Enhanced program promotes problem-solving and tactical skills

As part of the army’s plan to adapt leadership training, each training program has undergone…

By Kandia Johnson

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‘Military Spouse of the Year’ Talks Helping Others Become Successful Entrepreneurs

Lakesha Cole serves as a mentor and business coach for aspiring military spouse entrepreneurs

Lakesha Cole, founder of She Swank Too and Milspousepreneur serves as a mentor and business…

By Kandia Johnson

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[WATCH] Veterans Talk Transitioning from Military to Civilian World

Veterans at US based company's talk how they transitioned from military to Civilian world

Veterans at top US based companies talk about how they transitioned Military to Civilian world.

By Kandia Johnson

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5 Resources for Turning Veterans into Entrepreneurs

Are you ready to enter the world of entrepreneurship?

As a military veteran, are you ready to enter the world of entrepreneurship? Check out…

By Kandia Johnson

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Veteran Women and Spouses

6 Facebook Pages For Veterans and Their Families

Connect with military organizations via social media

Use Facebook to connect with military organizations and families in the US Military.

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[WATCH] 3 Inspiring Military Videos

Turn stress into success with these amazing motivational clips

Stuck in a rut? Check out a few motivational military videos to lift your spirits.

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The Best Colleges for Veterans in 2015

Top four-year colleges for veterans to complete a degree.

Whether it’s readjusting to civilian life or recovering from an injury, military veterans returning to…

By Kandia Johnson

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Navy Secretary to Propose Doubling Maternity Leave

Ray Mebus, Navy Secretary, wants the military branch to become more family friendly

Ray Mebus, Navy Secretary, wants the military branch to become more family friendly by doubling…

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5 Online Resources for Members of the Army and Their Families

Army support for members of the Army, Veterans and family members

Here are few online resources available for active duty members of the Army, Veterans and…

By Kandia Johnson

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5 Cool U.S. Army Career Paths

Discover your dream job in the US Army

The U.S. Army gives you a great opportunity to get on-the-job training and try different…

By Kandia Johnson

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5 Exemplary Female Leaders in the U.S. Army

These trailblazers rose through the ranks to positions of power

When it comes to securing and protecting the United States, women are thriving in leadership…

By Kandia Johnson

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Day 2: Vernice ‘FlyGirl’ Armour Delivers Dynamic Keynote on Leaping Into Your Purpose

Pilot and speaker revealed personal secrets and tips to success for attendees

The first black female combat pilot hit Black Enterprise’s Women of Power Summit to revealing…

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This Day In History – First African American to Become General in US Marine Corps

Frank E. Petersen is also the Marine Corps' first black three-star general

On Feb. 23, 1979, Frank E. Petersen Jr. became the first African American general in…

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From ‘Zero to Breakthrough’: Vernice ‘FlyGirl’ Armour Talks Making Obstacles Her Stepping Stools

Marines' first black female combat pilot details path to reaching ultimate goals

The Marine’s first black combat pilot, Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour says, “There’s a brick wall. It’s…

By Raqiyah Mays

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From the Battlefield to Business: 5 Savvy Steps to Transition Into Entrepreneurship

Military vet details keys to applying service skills to an enterprise

Tabatha Turman, CEO of Integrated Finance and Accounting Solutions (IFAS), successfully transferred military experience to…

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Survey Shows More Employers Actively Recruiting Veterans

CareerBuilder survey shows more employment opportunities for veterans

A new survey conducted by CareerBuilder shows that more employers are actively hiring veterans

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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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SBA Announces Plans to Expand Post-Military Entrepreneurship Training

Working to help all veterans---not just transitioning troops---start businesses

SBA plans to expand its post-military entrepreneurship training to help all veterans.

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Veteran Women and Spouses

Life After Service: How Veterans Can Live American Dream of Entrepreneurship

Three steps to getting started in running your own business

There are so many entrepreneurial opportunities available during life after service for military veterans. Here’s…

By Marquita Miller

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Veteran Women and Spouses

NFCC Announces Financial Programs for Military Members

Servicemen and women will get the help they need

The organization has decided to make these programs available in light of recent results from…

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Gen. Lloyd J. Austin: The Soldier Leading the Charge Against ISIS

'Invisible soldier' is heavily decorated Army general & first African-American CENTCOM commander

‘Invisible soldier’ is a heavily decorated Army general & the first African-American CENTCOM commander.

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Soldier Surprises Son at High School Graduation

Pennsylvania teen gets the greatest graduation gift ever

Pennsylvania teen breaks down in tears after being surprised by his army dad at graduation

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Veteran Women and Spouses

Military Members Face Financial Weakness

Differences can be seen between military and general population

The National Foundation for Credit Counseling recently conducted a survey that shows many members of…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Sallie Mae and Navient to Pay $97 Million for Student Loan Violations

Government says 60,000 service members affected

The Departments of Education and Justice, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation are cracking down…

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Military Reservist Economic Injury Disaster Loan

Reservists Eligible to Apply for SBA Working Capital Loans

Small businesses can apply for a Military Reservist Economic Injury Disaster Loan (MREIDL)

Low interest loans of $50,000 or less are available to eligible small businesses if the…

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Veteran Women and Spouses

National Women’s Business Council Celebrates Women Veteran Business Owners

Nearly 100,000 companies owned by Veterans are run by women

The National Women’s Business Council is commemorating Veterans Day by highlighting key findings about women…

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Veteran Women and Spouses

Tips for Translating Military Experience to Civilian Employment

3 steps veterans can take to translate their military experience to civilian employment

In honor of Veterans Day, the Real Warriors Campaign offers advice for how to translate…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Veteran Women and Spouses

Military Boss Moves: 5 Smart Job-Seeking Tasks to Do While Deployed

Prep early for life after serving your country

These tips will help you prep early for career moves in civilian life.

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White House Says It’s Legal to Kill Citizens on American Soil

U.S. Attorney General confirms Obama's stance on American drone strikes.

In a letter, Eric Holder says American terrorists could be killed under “extraordinary circumstances.”

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Love and War: Financial Basics for Families Facing Deployment

Deployment doesn't mean deflating family finances, here's a few tips on how to keep them afloat

Money tips for military families.

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The U.S. has almost singlehandedly created an economy of its own creation.

U.S. Buys the Most Drones in the World, Spurs Billion Dollar Industry

Drones are as costly as they are controversial

Controversial military initiative costs billions, makes money for aircraft makers.

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Business Opportunities for Wounded Warriors

Programs exist to help disabled service veteran-owned enterprises

The jobless rate for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans is 9.7%. The rate of unemployment is…

By Cliff Hocker

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Mel Parker, Vice President and General Manager, North America Consumer and Small Office organization, Dell

Lessons From the Battlefield

A Gulf War veteran leads Dell’s front lines with teamwork and diversity

Mel Parker, vice president and general manager of the North America Consumer and Small Office…

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Earl G. Graves Sr. as a member of the U.S. Army's Green Berets

Let’s Honor Our Troops With the Support They Deserve

Black Enterprise founder Earl G. Graves Sr., former Green Beret, says we must invest in veterans' success

Thousands of veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have either come home, or…

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Small Business Administration Kicks Off Veterans Small Business Week

9 Tips for Job-Seeking Veterans

Here's how to parlay your military skills into a career in corporate America

Here’s how to parlay your military skills into a career in corporate America

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Duty. Honor. Education.

Sgt. Maj. James Grady's college degree and 3.73 GPA earned him a peak promotion and hefty pay raise

“I wouldn’t have received the promotion without my degree,” says Grady. “Once you reach a…

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Opinion: Americans, Afghanistans & Random Acts of Violence

One rogue soldier killing civilians in Afghanistan should evoke more reasons for peace than more violence

The senseless killing spree by a US soldier in Afghanistan sparks a conversation on the…

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Not Heading Straight to College? See 6 Alternative Options for Recent High School Grads

A four-year college isn’t the next step for every high school grad. Here, six non-traditional options

A four-year college isn’t the next step for every high school graduate. Check out these…

By Janel Martinez

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Earl G. Graves Sr. – The Green Beret   Before his involvement in politics and founding BLACK ENTERPRISE, Earl G. Graves served as a member of the 19th Special Forces Group, the Green Berets, in the United States Army. Graves is also an ROTC graduate, having attended Airborne and Ranger School.

Military to Mainstream: From Veteran to Business Leader

Entrepreneurs who went from the trenches to the boardroom

They may have spent years on the front lines but that’s not where their hard…

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Military to Mainstream: 5 People You Need to Know If You’re in the Military

A Who's Who for military resources

Here are five people all active duty personnel and veterans need to know.

By Renita Burns

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Military to Mainstream: Why Our Veterans Need Our Support Year-Round

The return from war is often fraught with battles at home and at work

Veteran’s Day. It’s that time of year when the nation turns its attention to the…

By Joyce Jones

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The Business of National Security

Once shrouded in mystery, the DIA opens up in search of new employees

While serving in the United States Air Force, L. Eric Patterson was introduced to the…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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The Black Patriot in America

Documentary shines light on America's unsung heroes

“For the Love of Liberty: The Story of American’s Black Patriots,” a two-part documentary, …

By Dale Coachman

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Making Changes

Richard Battles adjusts his finances after retiring from the military

Richard Battles created a lifetime of memories during his 20-year Naval career. He lived in…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash

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A Diversity Focus for the Armed Forces

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

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

By Simone Richards

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U.S. Africa Command Leader Talks ROTC, Piracy

Gen. William 'Kip' Ward working to develop security programs

Two years of mandatory participation in Reserved Officers Training Corp. at Morgan State University in…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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