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Best and Worst Places to Retire in 2016

Florida tops list of most ideal, while Rhode Island comes in as one of the least

Analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 24 key metrics to…

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Setting Financial Goals: Where to Begin–Part 1

3 questions that can change your life

As a financial journalist for more than 20 years, I’ve had a unique opportunity to…

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Tracey Norman: First Black Transgender Model Was Face of Clairol in the 1970s

The former model finally reveals the truth

Tracey Norman reveals what it was like to be a black model in the ’70s…

By Cristie Leondis

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Owe Uncle Sam? You May Have to Give Up Your Passport

Delinquent tax debt could mean your international travel plans are in jeopardy

President Obama signed the 5-year infrastructure spending bill that adds a new section in IRS…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women of Power: Sponsors vs. Mentors: Who’s Got Your Back?

Learn to leverage your network in order to enter the C-Suite

The 2016 Women of Power Summit will host an executive leadership session on mentorship and…

By Safon Floyd

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10 Awesome Colleges for Female Entrepreneurs

CrunchBase reveals top colleges for aspiring female founders

Are you ready to take the entrepreneurial plunge? Crunchbase reveals top colleges for aspiring female…

By Kandia Johnson

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In It to Win It: 3 Strategies For Achieving Your Goals in 2016

Advice on how to keep your New Year's resolutions

Use these strategies to achieve goals in the new year and see ultimate success.

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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Mindful Approach: How to Stay Healthy During the Holidays

Here are five suggestions to help you stay healthy this season

Schedules fill up quicker, our stress levels increase, and we all indulge in the goodies.…

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5 Ways to Market Your Business for the Holiday Season

Beat the Holiday Blues: 4 Healthy Holiday Snacks to Give You a Boost

Avoid packing on extra pounds during Christmas with these options

Although we’re satisfying our taste buds, the options may not be healthy, and that’s when…

By Yvelette Stines

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[WATCH] How Yoga Can Reduce Holiday Strife

Calia Marshall shares quick tutorial for surviving Christmas stress

Calia Marshall, founder of Brown Sugar, shares video yoga tutorial to combat holiday stress.

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Be Inspired and Register Today! 7 Black Women of Power in Sports You May Not Know But Should

A new look at who is really calling the shots in athletics

BlackEnterprise.com exhibits these powerful women who hold their position in executive suites all across the…

By Safon Floyd

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‘Lesbians Who Tech’ Summit Coming to New York City

Four-day event featuring speakers from companies including Google, The New York Times, Amazon and more

Lesbians Who Tech’s second annual summit in New York Oct. 1-4 is set to bring…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Ad Week 2015: Celebrities, Industry Leaders, and Media’s Top Execs Gather in NYC

Regulation and access issues in publishing and social are hot topics this year

This week, thousands of leaders in the advertising, media, business, tech, and marketing industries are…

By Janell Hazelwood

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On the Move: New Jersey Devils and Prudential Center Appoint New CMO

Daniel Cherry III will oversee marketing, communications, and community initiatives

Daniel Cherry III, new CMO for New Jersey Devils and Prudential Center, will helm all…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Does Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders Have a #BlackLivesMatter Problem?

Democratic presidential hopeful remains the underdog as he rallies for African American voters

Bernie Sanders is the Democratic underdog when it comes to black voters, and his run-ins…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Reviving Black History: New Virtual Project Gives Archive a Makeover

Freedmen's Bureau Project will make millions of records of freed slaves available to the public

Freedmen’s Bureau Project will make thousands of records of freed slaves readily available to the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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What the Labor Department’s New Ruling Means for Your Retirement

Advisors would have to put your interests first

Banks and financial institutions across the country are on tinder hooks as they await the…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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[WATCH] 115-Year-Old Woman is ‘World’s Oldest Person’

She attributes her long life to sleep and faith in God

Susannah Mushatt Jones was recently named the world’s oldest person, inheriting the title after 116-year-old…

By Cristie Leondis

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Millionaire Millennial Women Bring Home the Bacon While Men Fry it Up

Wealthy Millennial ladies are out earning their partners

A survey finds a huge shift in family income and household dynamics in Millennials from…

By Stacey Tisdale

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[WATCH] 77-Year-Old Great Grandmother Run Track

Rose Green's senior citizen status hasn't stopped her from running

Rose Green may be a 77-year-old great grandmother, but she hasn’t allowed her senior citizen…

By Brittany Dandy

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4 Vital Tips on Cancer Prevention

Dr. Tia D. Olds details ways to live healthy

Dr. Tia D. Olds shares some facts and tips about cancer as well as preventive…

By Yvelette Stines

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Meet the Nation’s Oldest Park Ranger: 93-Year Old Betty Soskin

Woman hopes to inspire girls of color and advocate for lifelong learning

Betty Soskin, 93, is the nation’s oldest park ranger and takes pride in her ranger…

By Brittany Dandy

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The National Black Theatre In Harlem Celebrates Its 47th Anniversary

This year's gala marks what would have been NBT Founder Barbara Ann Teer's 78th birthday

Barbara Ann Teer’s National Black Theatre (NBT) will host the eighth annual TEER Spirit Awards…

By Michael Tolbert

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US-Africa Synergy to Host Third Annual Cultural Evening

The May 30 event will celebrate the beauty and diversity of the continent

The US-Africa Synergy is hosting its Third Annual Cultural Evening, a night to celebrate the…

By Brittany Dandy

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Sensor Monitors Seniors and Aids in Care

If help is needed, aging parents' movements can be tracked

Technology is stepping in to lend a helping hand to adult children taking care of…

By Joel Lyons

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PGA Legend Calvin Peete Dies

The superstar was one of the most accurate and most successful golfers in history

A 12 time PGA winner, Calvin Peete died this morning, at the age of 71.

By Michael Tolbert

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How to Handle the Emotions of Racial Injustice While at Work

In the aftermath of Freddie Gray case, here's how to cope while in the office

As our country sits enraged about numerous moments of injustice, we still have to get…

By Dr. Atira Charles

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5 Fabulous Destinations for Solo Travelers

Afraid to travel alone? These hot spots for singles will get you going

Choosing a destination with activities to keep you busy, is easy to navigate and safe…

By Kandia Johnson

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Killer Mike Joins Laverne Cox, Russell Wilson and More At White House Correspondents’ Dinner

The annual event's guest list is star studded and a rare night off for POTUS

The dinner brings together top members in government and members of the media for as…

By Michael Tolbert

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[VIDEO] Alice Barker, 102, Reacts to Watching Her Younger Self Perform

Woman's reaction as she relives her rhythmic onstage appearance, is heartwarming

Alice Barker, 102, watched herself perform on film for the first time and it’s amazing…

By Brittany Dandy

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Smart Advice From 7 Savvy Black Enterprise Men Entrepreneurs

These savvy professionals and entrepreneurs share their wealthy wisdom

Seven men entrepreneurs share insight into their entrepreneurial success.

By Essence Gant

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Mellody Hobson, Lisa Nichols and Carla Harris to Appear on Women of Power TV

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

Mellody Hobson, Lisa Nichols, Carla Harris and more to appear on this weekend’s new episode…

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5 Unconventional Places to Network This Spring

Don't forget to add a few places to network to your social calendar

In the midst of making plans to enjoy warmer temperatures don’t forget to add a…

By Kandia Johnson

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Financial Literacy Month: What to Do if You or a Loved One is Retiring With Debt

Five tips that can lighten your load

Financial Literacy Month: What to do if you or a loved one is retiring…

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Education Outcomes Improving with No Child Left Behind Waivers

States make progress unfettered from NCLB

Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced that five states had been awarded four-year flexibility waivers.

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BE Exclusive: Congressman Jim Himes Takes Stance Against LGBT Discrimination

State under more fire for law allowing businesses to refuse to serve LGBT community

Here is a Be Exclusive: CT Congressman Jim Himes: ‘Indiana could discriminate against anybody with…

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Top 10 States to Retire In

These 10 states beat Florida by a long shot

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Despite popular belief, Florida isn’t the best state to retire in. In fact, according…

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Inequity in Education Funding Shortchanges America’s Future

For the first time in our nation’s history, students of color are majority of the student body

For the first time in our nation’s history, students of color are majority of the…

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Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit: 6 ROI Points For This Year’s Attendees

Register today for a once-in-a-lifetime experience for enterprising innovators

Here are six good reasons you should be attending a landmark event where innovation dynamically…

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NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment to Launch TV Hosting Workshop at ABFF

Course to be led by Hollywood talent manager Marki Costello

The search for the next TV star comes to the American Black Film Festival as…

By Raqiyah Mays

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Does Your Family Want an Extra $120k in Retirement Income? If Yes, Read This

What we don’t know about social security is costing us billions

Social Security along with America Saves, the American Savings Education Council, and the Women’s Institute…

By Stacey Tisdale

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State of Black America Report: Minorities See Boost in Equality, But Gap Still Exists

National Urban League tackles critical issues on jobs, education and justice

National Urban League says “the state of Black America is in crisis,” and the report…

By Janell Hazelwood

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‘Empire’ Star Jussie Smollett Shares Thoughts on Steve Harvey’s Inspiring Work Ethic

Actor stopped by to talk about the series finale and more

Actor Jussie Smollett shares his thoughts on Steve Harvey’s work ethic, his new single, and…

By Cristie Leondis

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Entrepreneurs Summit: R. Donahue Peebles’ 5 Tips for Real Estate Success

Confirmed to speak at the 2015 Entrepreneurs Summit, he shares career insights and advice

Confirmed to speak at Black Enterprise’s 2015 Entrepreneurs Summit May 13-16 in Atlanta, R. Donahue…

By Raqiyah Mays

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Prudential’s Robert Fishbein Talks New Rules for Tax Season and IRAs

Know how healthcare legislation affects how you and your family files

Robert Fishbein of Prudential shares the new rules regarding tax season 2015 and IRA rollovers.

By Essence Gant

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Beware Toxic Employess

Five Tips for Handling Tough Workplace Personalities

How to use emotional intelligence with office peers

Learn how to not only deal with different personalities at work, but get along with…

By Jamie Harrison

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Apple’s ‘Spring Forward’ Event Kicks Off

Hot topics include HBO-exclusive deal and wearable tech

Apple unveils new technology and disclosures at Spring Forward event in San Francisco. Check out…

By Janell Hazelwood

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First Black NBA Player Dies During Black History Month

Earl Lloyd’s basketball legacy remembered

Two NBA greats, Anthony Mason and Earl Lloyd passed away in Black History Month. Here…

By Sakina P. Spruell

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Sports Anchor Denounces Racist Signs On-Air

"White Power" signs at a basketball game prompted the rant

Blatant racist acts continue to happen at sporting events throughout the country, causing white America…

By Sakina Spruell

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Congresswoman Barbara Lee on Leadership and Standing Alone

She is not afraid to stand against the majority

Some of the most successful women in the world are women who are simply not…

By Kandia Johnson

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Maya Angelou Honored with Forever Stamp

The beloved author, actress and poet will always be remembered

On Monday, Feb. 23, the U.S. Postal Service announced that the beloved actress and poet Maya Angelou…

By Cristie Leondis

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8 Tips to Accelerate Your Climb Up the Corporate Ladder

With this strategy you can boost your chances to get the corner office you deserve

This strategy can help you boost your visibility and get the corner office you deserve.

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This Day In History: Charles Barkley Is Born

He is the shortest player in NBA history to lead the league in rebounding

On this day in history, February 20, 1963, legend Charles Barkley was born.

By Cristie Leondis

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Entrepreneur’s Summit: LaVon Lewis and Sherrod Shackleford Break Down Branding

Pencilworx Design Group co-founders share tips on small business survival

Pencilworx Design Group co-founders are prepared to empower Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit crowd with essential…

By Raqiyah Mays

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[Part 1] Entrepreneurs: How to Systemize Your Business

These steps will ensure your brand is polished and you're able to use tech to save time

Entrepreneurs, implementing systems and tools help make running your business easier.

By Kenny Pugh

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5 Boss Moves of Former UNC/Duke Basketball Players

From Michael Jordan to Grant Hill, these entrepreneurs know more than just how to play the game

Here are five boss moves of former UNC/Duke basketball players, such as Michael Jordan and…

By Cristie Leondis

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Leadership at Work: 3 Ways to Sharpen Your Communication Skills

These steps will help you enhance dialogue and listening skills

Use these strategies to enhance your dialogue in the workplace for leadership success.

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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A Perfect Pair: The Role of Competence and Confidence in Business

Understanding this vital match will help boost your success

Don’t underestimate the necessity of this vital pair to your professional success.

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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This Day In History: NFL Hall of Famer Jim Brown Was Born

One of the 'Greatest Players in NFL History' is an activist, actor and philanthropist

On this day in history, February 17, 1936, NFL Hall of Famer Jim Brown was…

By Cristie Leondis

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10 Inexpensive Date Ideas for New Relationships

These options are fun and sure to build long-lasting memories

If you’ve found a brand new Valentine on the day of love, check out these…

By Kenny Pugh

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Lucidity CEO Michele Gilliam Morrissey Talks Tips for Communicating Competence

Knowing how language and relatability correlate with your skills is vital

Michele Gilliam Morrissey, CEO of Lucidity, a corporate communications and consulting firm, shares strategies to…

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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’72 Hours Of Power’: Business Reloaded At The Speed Of Results

Business leaders Trevor Otts and Che Brown detail premise and success of entrepreneurs' event

Business leaders Trevor Otts and Che Brown detail premise and success of entrepreneurs event ’72…

By Roz A Gee

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Healthy Heart Month: 4 Foods to Energize and Invigorate

Try these for boosting your lifestyle for work and play

These heart-healthy foods can help keep you energized and invigorated.

By Yvelette Stines

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Can You Afford Love?

Has love become a commodity that can only be purchased?

Are you able to afford love? Is love money-focused or heart-focused?

By Kenny Pugh

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History Making Black Republicans Honored in Washington, D.C.

Three U.S. reps were honored during an afternoon of celebration

The Republican National Committee (RNC) hosted their 3rd Annual Black Republican Trailblazer Awards luncheon in…

By Cristie Leondis

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ABFF Meet Ups for Film Industry Professionals Planned Nationwide

Networking events for film and TV to hit Chicago, Washington, D.C., Charlotte, Los Angeles, and Atlanta

The American Black Film Festival plans nationwide Meet Ups to connect the black film and…

By Raqiyah Mays

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ABFF and McDonald’s Partner for ‘Lovin’ Campaign

Filmmakers can win $2,500 in equipment and a mentoring session with director Malcolm Lee

ABFF and McDonald’s USA have partnered for the “Lovin” campaign, a competition that promotes diversity…

By Raqiyah Mays

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5 Fun Apps to Upgrade Your Black History Knowledge

These are perfect for trivia buffs, educators or parents who want to engage children in facts

If you’re a history buff, educator or looking for ways to empower the youth in…

By Kandia Johnson

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This Day in History: The NAACP Was Founded

This day 106 years ago, the largest civil rights organization was formed

We explore the history of the NAACP, as today marks its 106th year anniversary.

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Why You Should Ditch Your Traditional Five-Year Career Plan

Three tips for developing a scalable strategy that works for you

As you grow, develop, acquire new skills, and stumble upon new dreams it is important…

By Daron Pressley

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This Day In History: Nelson Mandela Released from Prison

Today marks the 25th anniversary of his release

Today marks the 25th anniversary of Nelson Mandela‘s release from prison, a great day in…

By Cristie Leondis

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13 Worst Pieces Of Business Advice Ever Given

Here are mistakes to avoid starting or running an enterprise

Learn from the mistakes of others but be aware that not all advice will lead…

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15 Quotes to Inspire Business Growth and Leadership

Here are some words of wisdom from top leaders

Whether you’re a small business owner, corporate executive or new employee climbing the corporate ladder,…

By Kandia Johnson

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How To Hire And Manage Virtual Workers

PA for A Day's Charrell Star offers pros and cons

Learn how to hire temporary and virtual employees to help run your business.

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Workplace Conflict Resolution: Two of the Most Useful Models

Try these strategies to best manage issues and diffuse problems in the office

Based on research, collaboration and accommodation play a major role in resolving conflict at work.…

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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Child Safety: 5 Awesome Organizations to Follow on Twitter and Facebook

These groups offer advice, tips and insights for your family

For safety tips, parenting advice and information related to child safety, check out some of…

By Kandia Johnson

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Job Search Success: 3 Résumé Myths Debunked

Executive recruiter offers tips for more success in getting a new gig

Deborah Manning, senior Partner of Human Resources Search Division at Lucas Group, a recruitment…

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Pro Golf Trailblazer Charlie Sifford Dies

President Obama Offers Condolences For First Black PGA Tour Member

Long before Tiger Woods, there was Dr. Charles “Charlie” Sifford who is credited for having…

By Sakina Spruell

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Black History Month: Schomburg Center Hosting Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon to Expand Information

Organizers seek to raise awareness and add to narrative of innovation on the Web

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture seeks to make information on black history and…

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Jump-Starting Your Global Business: Africa-America Institute Presenting Speaker Series

Panel of leading business professionals will offer tips, advice and insights for entrepreneurs

The Africa-America Institute’s Speaker Series seeks to help U.S.-based entrepreneurs learn how to build a…

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Nationwide Presents ‘Make Safe Happen’ to Reduce Preventable Accidents

On Super Bowl Sunday, millions will have access to resources to save children's lives

Join the movement and help Make Safe Happen, through the use of a new mobile…

By Cristie Leondis

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Super Bowl Sunday: Four Plays To Blitz Your Business Forward

In business, it’s important for entrepreneurs to attack those enemies that threaten our progress to…

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Harriet Elizabeth Byrd Dies at 88

She was the first black woman in Wyoming legislature

Harriet Elizabeth “Liz” Byrd was the first black woman in Wyoming’s House and Senate (Jefferson Hardin…

By Essence Gant

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Civil Rights Today: 15 Empowering Songs That Promote Freedom and Justice

As we're nearing Black History Month, add these hot picks to your playlist

Martin Luther King Jr.’s lives on 365 days per year. Empower yourself with this take-charge,…

By Cristie Leondis

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Expedia Buys Travelocity For $280 Million, But Will Merger Benefit Consumers?

Biggest consolidation in online travel booking space

How will the recent joining of the two companies affect travelers? Not much, analysts say.…

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Entrepreneurship After 40: 5 Reasons It’s Never Too Late

Don't let age be a hindrance to following your dreams

Traditional images of successful entrepreneurs tend to be young, but those examples don’t fit the…

By Nicole Cober, Esq.

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33 Actionable Tips for Promoting Your Business on LinkedIn

Check out these insights from presentation experts Ethos on maximizing the platform

Looking to be a thought leader, recruit staff or connect with key influencers? LinkedIn is…

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3 Mobile Apps For Spontaneous Travel

If you're booking a trip on the fly, these resources will help you do it in a cinch

Spontaneous booking is becoming the norm, especially with the millennial generation who are increasingly using…

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Women of Power Summit: Social Media 101 for Senior Professionals

Tech leader and panelist Angela Pitter shares the 5 tough truths and strategy

Social media isn’t just a playground for millennials. Check out tips from Angela Pitter, a…

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New Entity Launches To Advance Black Male Achievement in America

The CBMA increases opportunities and access for men and boys of color

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On Jan. 19th, Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, New Entity launched To Advance Black…

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[Part 4] Doing Business in Africa

What you need to know about opportunities in the next business frontier

This is a special feature on conducting business in one of the …

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Happy Birthday Martin Luther King Jr.: 10 Riveting Civil Rights Moments That Inspire

In commemoration, take a look at iconic moments of activism from the Civil Rights Movement

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

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Black Enterprise Accepting Entries for 2015 Small Business Awards

The honors a major highlight at the Entrepreneur’s Summit

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Black businesses should be…

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Busy Pro on the Go? Save Time with Dinner Kits Delivered To Your Door

Gain convenience and a time-saving option for dining

For busy professionals and families’ on-the-go, there’s a new wave of online companies delivering ready…

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Uber Expected to Raise Prices New Year’s Eve

Beware of heightened Uber prices this holiday

A disproportionate increase in uber prices is expected this New Year’s Eve.

By Essence Gant

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Five Ways to Get Your Health Goals Back on Track

Strategy to help you remain consistent throughout the new year

Get back on track with your health goals for the new year with this strategy.

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6 Useful Web Resources for Public Relations for Your Business

These tools will help you remain ahead of the pack and market your services or product effectively

With public relations and marketing becoming more closely aligned, you’ll need savvy online tools to…

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New Year, New You: 6 Tips to Work Smarter, Not Harder

Learn to do better in time management and productivity with these tips

Next year should be about working smarter to reach your goals. Here’s how.

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7 Creative Ways to Cover Conference Expenses

Boost your marketability by using these tips to ensure you network toward success

Conferences can be expensive, but you don’t have to go broke to upgrade your marketability.…

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How to Use Social Media To Offer Savvy Customer Service

Incorporate a strategy that includes more than promotion and distribution

Given the enormous power of social media, there’s virtually no excuse not to create impeccable…

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Women of Power Summit: Angela Pitter, Dr. Dorothy Terrell and Dara Richardson-Heron Confirmed Panelists

Three more dynamic power women are added to the lineup

Black Enterprise announced the addition of three new confirmed honorees at the 2015 Women of…

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Three Alternatives To Your Bad Password

One password to rule them all

Passwords are hard to remember and often insecure, but biometrics offer unique and secure passwords…

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5 Ways to Prep for Retirement

Consider these tips if you're near retirement

We know retirement is inevitable, but it can feel far away so we drag our…

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The Sports Résumé: The Best Season for Your Football Coaching Job Search

Take heed to these tips on ideal strategy for getting the gig

If seeking a position within a football coaching staff at the high school or collegiate…

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Sprint Overcharges Customers, Fined $105 Million

Company found to be practicing 'cramming' by U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Sprint overcharges customers and faces a $105 million lawsuit.

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Oprah Announces Month-Long Celebration to Honor Civil Rights Legends

Throughout January, exclusive programming will feature the legends

Earlier today, the Oprah Winfrey Network announced that as January approaches, there will be continual…

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4 Steps to Developing Solid Business Relationships

Use this strategy to create a network that is long-standing and lucrative

This strategy will ensure your relationships are lucrative, longstanding and not a flash in the…

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Black Wealth: 4 Top Billionaires of Africa

These business tycoons' hard work paid off in a big way

Here are four leading African billionaires Africa who have built empires.

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5 Ways to Market Your Business for the Holiday Season

8 Ways To Shop For Gifts That Give Back

Sometimes, the best gifts are those that pay it forward to someone in need.

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4 Easy Apps To Manage and Track Your Money

Get a great start on the New Year with these resources

The best mobile solutions for your finances can help you monitor your bank account, and…

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Apps to Ease Your Parking Woes in New York City and San Francisco

Luxe, an on demand parking and valet service, takes the hassle and headache out of…

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Cheers to Holiday Party Etiquette

Take heed to these tips to ensure you have a great time without losing your job

These office party nuances can have lasting impact long after the holidays are over.

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3 Tips for Staying Healthy During the Holidays

You can avoid cheating on her health plan with these tech tools

Before you attend a work-related dinner or holiday party, try these apps to stay on…

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5 Unique Ways to Celebrate the Holidays

Upgrade your holiday experience with these savvy ideas

Feel like you’re in a holiday rut? Try these tips to upgrade your experience.

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Attorney Jo-Ná Williams Details How She Helps Artists Protect Their Art

Business adviser shares tips on the importance of trademarks and copyrights

Attorney and business adviser Jo-Ná A. Williams is passionate about helping entrepreneurs protect what they…

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Score Holiday Deals on Twitter

Snag discounts on social media

Many stores advertise special discount codes for the holiday on their Twitter feed.

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#NotOneDime: Activists Demand Boycott of Black Friday

After grand jury decision in Ferguson, some urge consumers not to shop on big day for retailers

After grand jury decision in the Michael Brown shooting case, activists on social media are…

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Deck the Halls With Savings: 5 Tips to Slash Your 2014 Tax Liability

Before you ring in the New Year, take a look into last-minute savings

‘Tis the season to be jolly, but don’t forget about those last-minute tax strategies you…

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Iconic Artist and Humanitarian Annie Lee Dies at 79

The internationally acclaimed woman was known for her faceless paintings

Artist Annie Lee passed away on November 24th at age 79, leaving behind her daughter,…

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Impress Your Guests With a Holiday Brunch

Celebrity chef James "JR" Robinson shows you how to put a new twist on usual gathering

Hell’s Kitchen contestant chef James “JR” Robinson shows you how to throw a holiday brunch…

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How to Use Life Insurance To Protect Your Wealth

Find the right policy to ensure security at any age

Being financially prepared for a breadwinner’s death saves families from the added grief of losing…

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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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Google Hangout: What Does It Mean to Live ‘The Good Life’?

Black Enterprise, with Lexus, explores topic with industry leaders and celebs

Black Enterprise and Lexus explored ‘The Good Life’ at a VIP Google Hangout with influencers…

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How to Manage Finances for Senior Family Members

Finance leader Carla A. Harris shares insights on healthcare and cost-of-living planning

Finance leader Carla A. Harris shares how to manage finances for the elderly.

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Business Etiquette 101: 5 Rules Every Professional Should Know

These nuances could make or break an opportunity

Sometimes opportunities are lost and gained simply because of business courtesy or nuances. Here’s etiquette…

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6 Mobile Apps to Help Create and Share Your Resume on the Fly

These tools will make your job search---or recruitment---a cinch

Whether you’re an administrative assistant, graphic designer, sales person or entrepreneur, these go-to resume apps…

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Why Everyone Should Care About Net Neutrality

The battle for how data across the Web and access to it is handled rages on

With President Obama in support of net neutrality and the Internet as a utility, now…

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6 Mobile Apps to Help Plan for the Holidays

From Thanksgiving into the New Year, these will help erase stress and save time

These apps, from Thanksgiving into the New Year, will make planning for the holidays less…

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Apple’s Texting Fiasco Is Now a Lawsuit

Suit claims company violated an unfair competition law and blocked messages

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If you thought Apple’s text-eating iMessage bug was over, think again.
According to Reuters, Apple…

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3 Signs You May Need To Seek Counseling

The negative stigma attached to therapy has been a topic of discussion for years.  The…

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3 Awesome Global Destinations for a Working Vacation

When you're forced to combine work with play, these locales are ideal for both

Many professionals work while at play, so why not enjoy a great locale that suits…

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Survey: African Americans Put Family First When Making Financial Decisions

Who influences your money choices? Voice your opinions on key financial topics below

The presence or absence of a sound financial foundation directly impacts overall well-being.

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6 Awesome Winter Wine and Arts Festivals

Gather the family and friends and enjoy these beautiful activities

Throw on a layered outfit, gather up the friends and family, and enjoy the best…

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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…

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Going Global? International Etiquette for Business Travelers

Take heed to these tips for a successful international trip

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Regardless if you’re a frequent international…

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10 Apps That Make Global Business Travel Easy

These will ensure your trip is less stressful and more enjoyable

For international business travelers, mobile technology is a saving grace. Check out these apps that…

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6 Signs You Have the Entrepreneurial Spirit

Find out if you're making moves of a boss---or at least embody the qualities

If you embody these traits or have these habits, you have the soul of a…

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Need That Extra Boost? Follow These 10 Instagram Accounts

For a quick escape via your smartphone, check out these accounts

When you can’t find the motivation to crawl out of bed in the morning, check…

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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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P.O.O.R. in Your Business? Using a Mastermind to Overcome Fear

How you can move your business to the next level

Whether starting a new business or positioning an existing business for growth, conquering fear can…

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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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5 Questions to Ask Before You Rent a Coworking Space

Take heed and do your research for an optimal experience that's worth the investment

Before you sign a contract for a coworking space, consider a few vital questions to…

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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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City Eats: Discovering Best Dishes in the Nation’s Capital

Five great picks to visit the next time you're in the District

As a midway point between New England and the Mason Dixon line, Washington D.C. is…

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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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6 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring a Freelancer

Sometimes the client isn't always right

Don’t find yourself as a client suddenly “fired” by your freelancer. Sometimes, the customer isn’t…

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What To Expect From Apple’s Thursday Event

New iPads, new iMacs, but no new notebooks

With Apple’s October event set to kick off Thursday, many expect to see a refresh…

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6 Reasons Working For Free Can Get You Paid

Sometimes it's worth the risk when you can get a return on your time investment

Working for free can be a gamble, but keeping these six things in mind will…

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National Coming Out Day: Is It Safe To Be LGBTQ?

Fear of possibly losing a job, friends, and even one's life keeps many people in the closet

The LGBTQ community is one of which, in extreme cases, vehemently rejects. And there remains…

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7 Savvy Year-End Tax Tips for Smart Consumers

It's never to early to plan, saving time and stress

These tax tips will help you save time and money. It’s never too early to…

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