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Black History Month: Serena Williams, Tennis Champion

28 days of modern black history makers

Tennis powerhouse Serena Williams makes history as the only tennis player—man or woman—to have won…

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Serena Williams Beats Maria Sharapova and Advances to Semifinals

The 34-year-old No. 1 ranked player beat long-time rival 6-4, 6-1, despite having a bout of food poisoning

In Melbourne, Australia tennis pro Serena Williams defeated Maria Sharapova for an 18th time on…

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Serena Williams Is Sports Illustrated’s 2015 Sportsperson of the Year

The 34-year-old is the first female athlete to be honored with the title since 1983

Serena Williams was recently named the Sportsperson of the Year by Sports Illustrated, a coveted…

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BE Bytes – October 25-30, 2015

A wrap-up of the most buzzed-about and relevant tech news of the week

A week-end’s look at what’s trending in tech.

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Serena Williams Talks Business, Branding, and Sports Performance

The tennis superstar is an ambassador for innovative sports brand MISSION

When I am competing and training I am 100% focused. But I love being an…

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7 Facts You Should Know About Venus Williams Off The Court Business Smarts

A look into the tennis superstar's power moves off the court

An inside look into the off-the-court business deals of tennis superstar Venus Williams.

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Serena Williams Loses to Roberta Vinci 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 in the U.S. Open semifinals

Semi-finals epic storyline of historic wins and sibling rivalry on the tennis court.

Semi-finals epic storyline of historic wins and sibling rivalry on the tennis court.

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Williams’ Sister Love: The Life of Sibling Tennis Prodigies

"You can be enemies on the court, and you can be friends...off the court"

Serena beat out sister Venus and came out a 6-2, 1-6, 6-3 winner in a…

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Venus and Serena: Williams Sisters Top All-Time Money Winners in Women’s Tennis

Why tennis prize money is soaring

While Venus and Serena Williams are 22 standings apart in world tennis rankings, they top…

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The ‘Pay Gap’ Between Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova

Understanding your game and your value

The excitement Williams has generated across the globe has arguably made her the most recognized…

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U.S. Open: Serena Williams Takes First-Round Win on Path to Set Record for Women

Sports world on watch as tennis star may be first woman to win all four top tourneys in one season

Will Serena Williams become the first woman since Steffi Graff in 1988 to win the…

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Black Women Reign on September Magazine Covers

Check out celebs as they grace the cover of your favorite fashion, trade, and health mag

Check out black women as they grace the covers of your favorite fashion, trade, and…

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8 Inspiring Quotes from Women Who Dared Greatly

Motivating quotes that will inspire you to be successful

Motivating quotes that will inspire you to be successful

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How 5 Celebrities Pay it Forward with Education Programs

How Lebron James, Serena Williams, Tyrese, and more pay it forward with education programs

How Lebron James, Serena Williams, Tyrese, and More pay it forward with education programs

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Serena Williams Turns Up the Glamour on Cover of New York Magazine

The star athlete talks upcoming U.S Open and life after tennis

The star athlete Serena Williams stuns on cover of New York Magazine, talks upcoming U.S…

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The Weekend Update: Serena’s Game, Set, Match

In case you missed it, here's some of the big news that happened this weekend

Serena Williams celebrates a historic win at Wimbledon, Mexican drug lord ‘El Chapo’ escapes, and…

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4 Incredible Stats About Serena Williams’ Historic Win at Wimbledon

The tennis star adds to her illustrious career with her “Serena Slam”

Check out four notable moments of Serena Williams’ illustrious tennis career after big win at…

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6 Power Plays Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Serena Williams

Winners always find new ways to win. Are you doing what you need to elevate your game?

Winners always find new ways to win; they must. Are you doing what you need…

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Serena and Tiger: The Rise and Fall

TSL takes a look at how the two athletes have dealt with disappointment

The following is a feature from The Shadow League:
Serena won.
Despite the jeers that rained down…

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The Top Five Sports Moments in 2014

Here is a list of the best sports moments from the last year

Serena Williams. There was no need to tack her name to the list because we…

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Some of the Best Women Endorsement Deals

These superstars are pocketing millions

These women superstars are collecting sizable checks from endorsement deals. There was Venus Williams‘s astronomical…

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Social Media: Sports Leaders React to Grand Jury’s Decision in Michael Brown Case

Several offer support and encouragement to the family and other young men of color

From Serena Williams to Lebron James, check out sports leaders response to last-night’s grand jury…

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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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ESPN Insinuates Drug Usage During Serena Williams Match

Remarks spark outrage and Change.org activism

ESPN commentators have inspired a Change.org petition after accusing tennis superstar Serena Williams of being…

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Black Enterprise Golf and Tennis Challenge: 10 Fun Facts About Tennis

What do you know about this sport?

The Black Enterprise Golf and Tennis Challenge is taking place next month in Palm Beach…

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Serena Williams Appears in Beats by Dre Color Solo Commercial

Can you guess which color headphones she wears?

Williams is gearing up for the Australian Open

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Williams and Stephens will square off Sunday in one of the most anticipations of the matches of the US Open.

Sports Biz: 5 Thoughts to Consider From Serena vs. Sloane 3.0

Another look at Sunday’s showdown

For all of this weekend’s anticipation, we’re taking a long view at what’s at stake.

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Serena Williams Wins French Open, 16th Grand Slam Title

Serena Williams delivered her victory speech in French

Serena Williams beats Russia’s Maria Sharapova to win the French Open

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Williams Sisters Documentary ‘Venus & Serena’ Plots Sisters’ Rise to the Top

The Williams sisters have dominated tennis for over a decade

‘Venus and Serena’ provides unprecedented access into the tennis superstars’ lives

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Power and grace: First Lady Michelle Obama

Women of Power Clarion Call: Your True Power Lies Within

In response to several requests, I share my opening remarks from this year's Legacy Awards Gala, paying tribute to heroines and history makers.

The traditional kickoff for the Women of Power Summit is our annual Legacy Awards Gala,…

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Sloane Stephens embarks on her journey for her first major title at the 2014 Australian Open.

Sloane Stephens Becomes a Household Name, Literally Overnight

After her win over Serena Williams, Team Sloane is abuzz over the emergence of its talented star

Sloane Stephens will play Victoria Azarenka in semifinal of the Australian Open.

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Venus & Serena Star in New iPhone 5 Commercial

Venus and Serena Williams play every man's fantasy in the new iPhone 5 commercial

Venus and Serena Williams team up with Apple to help kick off the brand’s new…

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Hater Much?: How to Handle Shade and Jealousy in the Workplace

4 steps to saving face and coming out on top

When making boss moves in your career, you may encounter low-key shade from peers in…

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Serena Williams Declines to Comment on White Player’s ‘Impersonation’

Do you think the prank was racist?

Dutch tennis pro Caroline Wozniacki poked fun at Serena Williams’ appearance during a tennis match.

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Venus, Serena, Head to Soweto To Give Tennis Lessons To Kids

The duo hope to inspire and instill confidence in African girls

The duo hope to inspire and instill confidence in African girls

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Venus Williams Launches New Designs in Active-Wear Line

Entrepreneur and tennis pro adds bold pieces for men

Tennis pro and entrepreneur Venus Williams expands clothing line, EleVen, with bold dresses, polo shirts,…

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Common: On Life and Love Lessons from Serena Williams and Erykah Badu

Award-winning Chi-town rapper and bestselling author opens up about past lessons and a future that includes marriage and a family

Common, award-winning rapper and bestselling author, opens up about his new book and love lessons…

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In the News: Rapper Heavy D Dies Unexpectedly; Appeals Court Upholds Obama Healthcare and More

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

See what’s going on in the world with today’s compilation of news around the Web

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WATCH: Designer Duo Coco & Breezy Showcase ‘Rainy Days’ S/S 2012

See what these 21-year-old fashion designers have to say about expanding their business

BlackEnterprise.com caught up with the part black, part Puerto Rican duo at their S/S 2012…

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Ladies, if you're hitting the courts during the 18th annual Black Enterprise/Pepsi Golf & Tennis Challenge, check out a few of these great style picks just for the fab tennis pro in you. You're sure to make the right statement among new and old attendees alike. —Daisy Lewellyn

6 Must-Have Tennis Accessories for Her

This tennis apparel will ensure you hit the tennis courts with flair

Have these women’s tennis apparel essentials on hand at the Black Enterprise/Pepsi Golf & Tennis…

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Doing all the talking. Yes, Twitter is a great place to let people know what you’re doing. But if that’s all you’re doing, it’s not going to work. “You can’t just go on Twitter and type in the title of your blog post and link to it. Or you can’t just say, ‘Oh, look what’s new here.’ It has to be a conversation. And that’s what’s so amazing about Facebook and Twitter—that you can engage with your audience. You shouldn’t just post something and go on with your day,” Gregg says.

The Case of the I’mas: More Talk Than Action is Never a Good Thing

Sometimes it's best to let results speak for themselves

Unless simply talking will take you straight to the bank, less chatter and more action…

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Controversial Athletes

10 Athletes Who Successfully Rebounded From Controversy

As Super Bowl champ Plaxico Burress begins his road to redemption, here are a few notable figures that have already resurrected their brands

Convicted NFL wide receiver and Super Bowl champion Plaxico Burress is on the road to…

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In the News: Serena Williams Hospitalized; Gadhafi Warns Against U.S. Assistance

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

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MICHELLE OBAMA 	First Lady of the United States 	Mrs. Obama is a dynamic First Lady and partner to our nation's first Black president, Barack Obama. However, the Princeton University and Harvard Law School graduate continues to make her role as First Lady a memorable one. Though she may receive more press for her fashion influence, Mrs. Obama seems to much rather prefer using her clout for good to launch and support initiatives like Let's Move, which promotes exercise to battle childhood obesity and healthy eating, especially within underserved communities. 	POLISH PICK: Who's The Boss. This color is bold and engaging, just like Mrs. Obama. In addition to crafting a legacy of service, she has undoubtedly become a style icon, influencing designers and fashionistas worldwide. This color is perfect for anyone who appreciates a chic yet classic look.

The Power of Color: 9 Women Who Nail It Every Time

The ladies behind Ginger + Liz Colour Collection match up the right hues to accent these fierce and financially focused females

Beauty industry entrepreneurs Ginger + Liz pair notable women with their colour counterpart

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Haters

Why We Should Be Grateful for Our “Haters”

Critics can't hurt you unless you let them. But people cosigning on everything you do can kill you

For some people, the thought of having haters is as fascinating as wondering about life…

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Against a backdrop in which the buying power of  African-Americans continues to grow and digital media has increasingly become the medium of choice for consumers, BLACK ENTERPRISE unveils its first-ever roster of Top Executives in Marketing & Advertising in our February 2011 issue. Ranging from C-suite professionals to BE 100s leaders, these men and women promote the world's most celebrated brands through initiative and innovation. They engage consumers using traditional mediums and social media, target influential multicultural segments and generate millions in revenues in the process. To give you an idea of the creativity and savvy of these high-powered professionals—our full list includes more than 100 execs—we have identified 12 with campaigns that demonstrate why they deserve to be among our best and brightest.

12 Top Innovators of Marketing and Advertising

African Americans not only have buying power, they take control in the boardrooms that market and advertise to us

Against a backdrop in which the buying power of African Americans continues to grow…

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Alicia Keys Tweets Her Own Death For AIDS Awareness

The singer and her celeb friends swear off Twitter and Facebook to raise money for a good cause

More than 2 million followers mourn Keys' Twitter death.
Social media has become a huge part…

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Venus Williams on How to Make Smart Decisions for Your Brand

The tennis champion shares her three guiding principles for success

Williams tells Black Enterprise that she attributes her stellar track record to her parents’ mentorship…

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Williams Sisters Skip Fed Cup; Oudin To Lead US

The Williams sisters are choosing football over Fed Cup.
Serena and Venus Williams will not play…

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Serena Williams Advances In Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams moved a step closer to successfully defending her Australian…

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Chief Diversity Officer Talks Plan to Change Face of Tennis

Executive hopes to take sport to new communities

Kevin Clayton, chief diversity officer of the United States Tennis Association, spoke with BlackEnterprise.com about…

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