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8 Black Influencers to Follow for New York Fashion Week

For all things, New York Fashion Week — including trends, style tips, street-style, and runway news follow these fashion tastemakers on Twitter and Instagram

For all things, New York Fashion Week — including trends, style tips, street-style, and…

By Kandia Johnson

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The Petabyte Will Dominate Film Storage in Coming Years

Report: revenue on digital storage for media and entertainment will increase 23% by 2020

Report: revenue on digital storage for media and entertainment will increase 23% by 2020.

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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(Part I) Dead Platform Walking: Why Google+ May Be On its Way Out

Here’s how the new changes to the social network will affect your business

Google is phasing out many of the capabilities and features of its Google+ platform, using…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Danny Glover, Issa Rae, and Patrice Cullors in Martha’s Vineyard to Discuss African Americans and Media

'Changing the Script: Media, Culture, And Black Lives' panel explores depictions of blackness

‘Changing the Script: Media, Culture, And Black Lives’ panel explores depictions of blackness.

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Mississippi App Guru Sheena Allen to Appear in New Documentary ‘She Started It’

Serial app creator offers advice on what it takes to achieve tech success

“I am a triple-whammy when it comes to tech. I’m female, I’m black, and I’m…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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#BlkWomenSyllabus: Scholars Seek to Use Hashtag to Advocate for Female Knowledge Empowerment

Women combine efforts to highlight intellectual power of black women

Two scholars have decided to use Twitter hashtags to highlight the power of black women,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Ecuador is the World’s First Country with a Public Digital Cash System

Government is pushing for paperless currency in an effort to aid the troubled cash economy

Ecuador is the world’s first country with a public digital cash system, adopted to help…

By Brittany Dandy

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3 Things Brands Need to Do Right Now or Risk Losing Leverage on Facebook

Updated news feed algorithm lets users control "What to See First”

Facebook’s updated news feed algorithm presents new branding opportunities.

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Keli Goff: Media Maven Talks Career Autonomy, Financial Security, and Social Change

Successful multiplatform storyteller talks about the intersection of art and life

Successful multiplatform storyteller talks about the intersection of art and life.

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Awakening the Genius Inside of You

Entrepreneur coach Asa Leveaux helps you get the best out of yourself

Entrepreneur coach Asa Leveaux helps you tap into your inner genius and get the best…

By Marquita Miller

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Celebrity Outrage Over Death of ‘Cecil the Lion’ Ignites Twitter and Facebook

#CatLivesMatter hashrBtag trending on Twitter

Controversy surrounding the Internet’s outrage over death of Cecil the lion, leaving to some to…

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[RECAP] FLOTUS and Rapper Wale: Advice for College Students

Michelle Obama told students "Education should be cool again"

As part of FLOTUS 2015 Reach Higher Initiative, students joined Rapper Wale and TV Personality…

By Kandia Johnson

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The New Black Fest: African American Theatre Tackles Ferguson, Racism, and Social Injustice

Artistic Director, Keith Josef Adkins, talks the arts, racism, and black social justice

BlackEnterprise.com caught up with Keith Josef Adkins, artistic director of The New Black Fest, to…

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4 Hot Gadgets for Summer Fun (Part 3)

Check out these cool tech devices to help you push the limits of fun and safety

Check out these cool tech devices to help you push the limits of fun and…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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5 Social Media Tips for Military Leaders

Military leaders are urged to think twice before posting to social media

Military leaders are urged to think twice before posting to social media.

By Kandia Johnson

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5 Websites Every Entrepreneur Should Visit Regularly

Here are some very useful sites for new and established business owners

Here are some of the most useful sites for small business owners.

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6 Unique Ways to Use Pinterest to Plan Your Next Vacation

Here are several ways to use Pinterest for travel planning and inspiration

Pinterest lover? Here are several ways to use Pinterest for travel planning and inspiration.

By Kandia Johnson

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3 Concerns Consumers Should Have About the Verizon/AOL Merger

Experts and history suggest that privacy, censorship and the Open Internet may be at risk

The $4.4 Billion Verizon acquisition of AOL wasn’t an antitrust concern, the FCC announced in…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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LA Times Becomes First Newspaper to Cover ‘Black Twitter’

Dexter Thomas takes on groundbreaking new role

Dexter Thomas is listed on The Los Angeles Times online directory as a “staff writer…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Periscope: Winning at Disrupting Social Media Advertising

What this new platform means for small business owners

Periscope provides never-before-seen opportunities for small business owners to interrupt with customers.

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Entrepreneurs and ‘Black Lives Matter’

Tips for joining the conversation via your social media platform

Being an entrepreneur is a very tenuous business. We are disruptors of sorts. However, as…

By Ella Rucker

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Who Is Burning Black Churches?

Recent wave of 'suspicious' black church burnings recall nations dark past

Another historic black church has burned down in the South, as the investigations continue into…

By Michael Tolbert

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[Video] BE Modern Man Featured on NYC’s Hot 97 – Ebro in the Morning

BE Modern Man, the Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge and more

Black Enterprise’s Alfred Edmond and Kelly Pierre-Louis visited Hot 97′s Ebro In the Morning in…

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3 New ‘Foodie’ and Travel Apps

Find the best spots to hang out this summer

3 new foodie and travel focused apps to help you find the best spots to…

By Kandia Johnson

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Rose Stuckey Kirk Shares Insights in ColorComm Twitter Chat

Verizon executive offers tips for healthy work/life balance

Chief Social Responsibility Officer, Rose Stuckey Kirk, shares career insights and advice in ColorComm Twitter…

By Brittany Dandy

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So You Want To Be Famous?

The Root Live talks how to become famous and the best way to use it for business

The Root Live talks how to achieve fame and the best way to use it…

By Brittany Dandy

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[WATCH] Franchesca Ramsey to Host MTV’s Decoded

YouTube sensation to tackle race in new online series

YouTube vlogger, Franchesca Ramsey, penned to tackle race in new online MTV series, “Decoded.”

By Brittany Dandy

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[RECAP] Michelle Obama Surprises Military Moms-to-Be with Baby Shower

First host surprise baby shower for soon-to-be-moms in Italy

First Lady Michelle Obama host surprise baby shower for soon to be moms in Italy.

By Kandia Johnson

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[VIDEO] First Lady Michelle Obama Calls Charleston Shooting ‘Horrifying’

FLOTUS addressed the church massacre while visiting U.S. Troops in Italy

First Lady Michelle Obama, addressed the Charleston, SC church massacre while visiting U.S. Troops in…

By Brittany Dandy

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Filmmaker Delves into Cultural Obsession with the Black Woman’s Derriere

Kimberly Walker explores why black women are oversexualized

Award-winning filmmaker delves into uncanny cultural obsession with the black woman’s derriere

By Kandia Johnson

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What Masks and Identities Do You Bring to Work?

Using Rachel Dolezal as an opportunity to self-reflect

The identities that we utilize in our lives are based on the experiences, values, and…

By Dr. Atira Charles

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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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Industry Leaders Talk Diversity in Film, at 2nd Hollywood Creative Forum East

ABFF and Walter Katiz Foundation bring filmmakers and directors together

Filmmakers, directors, screen writers, content creators and producers of color all gathered at the 2nd…

By Cristie Leondis

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Willow Smith is New Face of Marc Jacobs Fall Line

Designer reveals campaign photo and heartfelt message on Instagram

Designer, Marc Jacobs, reveals Willow Smith as new face of fall campaign on Instagram.

By Brittany Dandy

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Apple Launches Streaming Music and Social Platform

New service will 'Connect' fans with artists

Connect, the social networking feature, will allow fans to follow artists, who will post music,…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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BE Events App Guides African American Festival Goers

All you need to know in the palm of your hand

The BE Events app affords all AAF attendees the opportunity to remain in-the-know throughout the…

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African American Festival Best Pitch Competition

Submit your video today

This year Black Enterprise brings back the much anticipated 2nd Annual Black Enterprise Best Pitch…

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7 LinkedIn Upgrades That Will Help You Find a Job

Key ways to help you maximize your profile

Seven upgrades that will help you maximize your LinkedIn profile.

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BE Modern Man: Meet Lifestyle Expert Aaron Paxton Arnold

The founder of MusicIsMyBusiness talks 'Boss Moves'

The lifestyle expert and founder of MusicIsMyBusiness, talks #BossMoves.

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[REPORT] 15% of Small Businesses Have Mobile Apps

And at least 40% of small business have no plans to launch one in the future

About 15% of small businesses have mobile apps, according to the results of a new…

By Joel Lyons

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Milton Lawrence Jr.’s Beauty Shield App Protects Stylists’ Work

The watermarks and in-app contracts keep hairstylists' and makeup artists' portfolios safe

Milton Lawrence Jr.’s Beauty Shield app applies watermarks and offers contracts to keep stylists’ work…

By Joel Lyons

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[WATCH] Black and Sexy TV’s ‘The Couple’ in Development with HBO

Fans can watch Black and Sexy TV programming through premium subscription service

Fans can watch HBO and Black and Sexy TV programming through premium subscription service.

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Blastchat Creator Jhamar Youngblood Strives to Simplify Group Communication

The iOS app can mass message groups of friends and even college campuses

Jhamar Youngblood sees Blastchat, his iPhone application, making “mass communication as easy as possible.”

By Joel Lyons

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[RECAP] Internet Week NY: Diverse Hiring, Intrapreneurship Key for Tech Startups

Insights into diverse hiring, fostering 'intrapreneurial' growth and social media branding

Internet Week NY is wrapping up after delivering mountains from into innovative businesses and entrepreneurs.

By Joel Lyons

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Hillary Clinton Wants To Be The Nation’s Small Business President

The Democratic presidential candidate is turning to social media to lay out her policies for helping entrepreneurs

Hillary Clinton takes to social media to promote her policies for the nation’s small business…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Obama’s New Twitter Sets Guinness World Record

The president’s @POTUS handle became the fastest account to amass 1 million followers

Within his first 24 hours of creating a Twitter, President Obama was averaging 1,213 followers…

By Joel Lyons

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BE Modern Man: Top 5 Apps to Get Your Money Up

Stay on top of managing your money without the hefty fee of a financial planner

Stay on top of managing your money with these five smartphone apps—without the hefty fee…

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[STUDY] Twitter Used More Than Facebook by Top Global CEOs

None of the top 50 CEOs had searchable Facebook accounts compared to 10% who had a presence on Twitter

In a study conducted by PR firm Weber Shandwick of the top 50 companies found…

By Joel Lyons

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[STUDY] More than Half of all Organizations Check Facebook for Background Checks

Survey says Facebook is the most commonly used social media site for employee screenings

New results from Sterling Backcheck shows that more than half of organizations use Facebook for…

By Courtney Connley

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Boosting Income: Darius Williams Talks Cooking Up Brand Expansion and Audience Engagement

Cookbook author, comedian and foodie details his strategy for success

Online culinary sensation Darius Williams dishes about his journey and latest cookbook, Stories From My…

By Courtney Herring

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Kris Sanchez’s Random Success with UberFacts

UberFacts has grown from a Twitter hobby to a $500,000-plus-a-year business

When Kris Sanchez signed up for Twitter in late 2009, he wouldn’t have predicted it…

By Joel Lyons

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[RECAP] New Faces of Wealth Twitter Chat

Topics included self-esteem and debt, overcoming financial pressures and more

The #NewFacesofWealth Twitter Chat discussed gender stereotypes, Blacks and money, wealth factors, self-esteem and debt,…

By Cristie Leondis

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[WATCH] Singer Amerie Offers Her Version of ‘Extraordinary Means’

Songstress reveals some of her favorite books and other interesting insights via Youtube

Songstress Amerie reveals of her favorite books and other interesting insights via viral social media…

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NFL Punishes Tom Brady And New England Patriots

The NFL has ruled on the evidence presented, agent says he will appeal the decision

Tom Brady and the Patriots aren’t happy with the NFL’s decision, and Brady’s agent says…

By Michael Tolbert

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Activist Urges Use of Live Video Streaming Apps in Social Justice Movements

Apps such as Meerkat and Periscope take at-home viewers to the center of protests

One of social media’s latest technological advances should actively be used for social justice causes,…

By Joel Lyons

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Facebook Testing Mobile In-App Search Engine

The feature has been tested on 1 trillion posts and bypasses Google search results

TechCrunch reports that Facebook has begun rolling out an in-app “Add A Link” button and…

By Joel Lyons

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Twitter Chat: Jacquette Timmons to Talk Black Women and Finances

The financial expert to help us manage our purses

Financial behaviorist Jacquette Timmons will address financial planning as it relates to black women in…

By Essence Gant

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[VIDEO] Fit Men Cook Launches Cooking App with Customized Meals and Grocery Shopping List Functionality

The app includes tasty budget friendly meals that are easy to prepare

Kevin Curry, Founder of Fit Men Cook, will launch a cooking app to help people…

By Kandia Johnson

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[REPORT] Facebook Claims It’s Not an ‘Echo Chamber’

The social media site claims users get differing opinions in their News Feeds

Facebook is at the center of two newly released studies about the access to differing…

By Joel Lyons

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Black Women’s Health Imperative Launches ‘Lessons From Mom’

In honor of Mother’s Day, share the hashtag on social media

The Black Women’s Health Imperative is launching an online gallery and social media campaign to…

By Kandia Johnson

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[REPORT] 25% of Small Businesses Don’t Use Social Media

Many of the 53% that do plan to devote more time and dollars to their accounts

Nearly 1/2 of small businesses don’t actively use social media to promote their business. 25%…

By Joel Lyons

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Entrepreneurs Summit: Stay in The Know with BE Events App

Keep one step ahead with the digital tool

Download the free Black Enterprise Events app to stay in the know of Entrepreneurs Summit.

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[RECAP] Twitter Chat with Wes Moore on Social Entrepreneurship and Education

The Army vet and best-selling author gives a peek into his session at Entrepreneurs Summit

Wes Moore gives us insight into social entrepreneurship and education before his Entrepreneurs Summit session.

By Essence Gant

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Kim Kardashian West Explores Mental Health and Social Media on New HLN Show

Reality star joins experts to turn attention to a growing issue

Executive Producer Kardashian West joined forces with the producers of Dr. Drew Pinsky’s HLN hit…

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President Obama Launches My Brother’s Keeper Alliance

New independent nonprofit works to equalize opportunity for young men of color

A new independent nonprofit will work to create opportunity for young men of color and…

By Robin White Goode

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The Weekend Update: May 4

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

The weekend is never quite long enough, and it seems as though there’s always too…

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Hack Lets Facebook Pages Become Small Business Websites

Pager lets users turn their company's Facebook page into their official site

Pager turns Facebook profiles into websites, allowing users turn their small business’s Facebook page into…

By Joel Lyons

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Moms Made Millionaires with Facebook Commerce App Soldsie

F-Commerce may be the new money maker for entrepreneurs

Soldsie helped make these jewelry-selling moms into millionaires.

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4 Digital Detox Vacations Around the World

Unplug from digital technology with these travel destinations

Hotels around the world are offering the perfect solution for society’s smartphone obsession— digital detox…

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Video Streaming Apps Big Winners in Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight

Periscope and Meerkat users live streamed video of the bout for free on social media

There were several apps that streamed the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight for free.

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Kitchen Surfing Personal Chefs May Balance Work, Life, and Healthy Eating

Catering website makes it affordable and easy to have your own cook any night of the week

Kitchen Surfing is a catering website that makes it affordable and easy to bring a…

By Brittany Dandy

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#BmoreFriday: Baltimore Businesses Use Social Media to Pick Up the Pieces in Aftermath of Riots

Organizations and entrepreneurs promoting hashtag to boost foot traffic and customers

Baltimore businesses are still dealing with the aftermath of riots and a curfew, but have…

By Janell Hazelwood

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5 Follow-Worthy Female Bloggers Featured at Blogger Week 2015

Meet these reputable women of color, working hard on and offline

Here are five follow worthy bloggers, publicist, journalists and overall “power women” featured at this…

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Twitter Chat: Wes Moore to Talk Social Entrepreneurship and Education

The Army vet is using entrepreneurship to inspire young minds

Founder of BridgeEdU Wes Moore will join Black Enterprise in a Twitter Chat to talk…

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[RECAP] Twitter Chat with Rodney Sampson on Angel Investors

The Founder and CEO spreads the wealth with entrepreneurs

Rodney Sampson talks angel investors and entrepreneurship in our Twitter chat.

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Denim Day: Fashionably United Against Sexual Assault

Yesterday, supporters wore denim in anti domestic violence solidarity

Wednesday, April 29, 2015, was #Denim Day, an annual campaign organized to encourage people to…

By Brittany Dandy

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Twitter Chat: Rodney Sampson to Talk Securing Angel Investors

Join us to get the in on capital for your business.

Black Enterprise will talk getting Angel Investors for your business with Rodney Sampson.

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Tech-Focused Ideas Drive Mario Armstrong’s #More4Bmore Initiative to Help Baltimore

The technologist's hashtag campaign seeks to change chatter into action after city's unrest

Mario Armstrong’s #More4Bmore campaign seeks techies’ help.

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5 Key Trends In Online Marketing and How to Build Your Strategy

Toni Coleman Brown, CEO of the Network for Women in Business, shares tips

Toni Coleman Brown, CEO of the Network for Women in Business, shares latest trends in…

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[PHOTOS] Lexus and Black Enterprise Celebrate ‘The Good Life 2.0′ With Industry Influencers

We celebrate to the max with modern influencers

On Friday, April 24, Lexus and Black Enterprise presented another “The Good Life” event.

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Lights, Camera, Action: 5 Apps for Aspiring Actors

Polish your star with these helpful resources

Film Life and Black Enterprise are teaming up to present the 19th Annual American Black…

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Social Media, Tech Play Role in Baltimore Riots and Recovery

Helped to document the unrest and spurr a community cleanup

Social media and tech used during Baltimore riots and cleanups.

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Loving the Skin You’re In: ‘We’re Pretty Period’

Dr. Yaba Blay's movement provides a colorful look at the complexities of completion

Dr. Yaba Blay’s Pretty Period, provides a colorful look at the complexits of completion.

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[JOIN US] Learn How to Secure Millions for Your Business During Black Enterprise Twitter Chat

Entrepreneurs Summit speaker Rodney Sampson giving sneak peak into expert secrets

On April 30, Black Enterprise will host a Twitter chat with Rodney S. Sampson, Shark…

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Millennial ‘World Deeds’ Becoming a Way of Life

Small business owner Eric Whitaker talks his charitable clothing company, World Deeds

Small Business owner and millennial, Eric Whitaker talks his clothing company World Deeds and how…

By Brittany Dandy

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QuestLove, Comedian Hannibal Buress and The Gates Foundation Among Winners at Shorty Awards

Who's who in social media, from entertainment to philanthropy, honored

On April 20, the Shorty Awards had a celebrity-packed event honoring best of the best…

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Twitter Debuts ‘Highlights’ Feature to Boost Engagement

The twice-daily updates of top tweets are now available on Twitter's Android app

Twitter adds highlights feature to Android apps.

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Entrepreneur Mines Memes for Millions

Tanisha Robinson, co-founder of Print Syndicate, mines trendy memes for money and social change

Trendsetting memes are worth million to this female flourishing entrepreneur Tanisha Robinson.

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5 Smart Millennial Entrepreneurs Using Instagram for Business

More talk about using digital voice for entrepreneurship at the Entrepreneurs Summit

These millennial entrepreneurs take advantage of the digital and social media age.

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3 Big Tips to Brand Following Success

Founder of Curls Understood, Sylvia Kerali, reveals her insights on building a successful following

Sylvia Kerali gives her three big tips on how to achieve brand following success.

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#IWishMyTeacherKnew: Twitter Campaign Reveals Students’ Struggles

Takes the reality of children's lives online

A teacher at Denver Public Schools wanted to find a way to better understand her…

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Adventure Seeker: How Nomadness Tribe’s Evita Robinson Launched Global Travel Movement

You too can turn a spark of passion into a feasible, fulfilling enterprise

Evita Robinson was able to take what was once a personal platform to document her…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Twitter Now Allows Direct Messages to People You Aren’t Following

The opt-in feature lets you communicate directly with those you don't follow

Twitter allows direct messages between people who don’t follow each other.

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[JOIN US LIVE] Kenny Burns and Black Enterprise Celebrating the ‘Good Life’

Google Hangout to be hosted April 22 to talk ultimate success with Combs Enterprises executive

Lexus and Black Enterprise is hosting a Google Hangout with Combs Enterprises executive Kenny Burns…

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Smart Business Advice From 7 Savvy Black Enterprise Women Entrepreneurs

Take heed to these wise words from female powerhouses who've reached success

We highlight takeaways from seven of our most recent conversations with women entrepreneurs.

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New York Travel Festival Focuses on African Americans and Travelers with Disabilities

If you're passionate about travel, this festival should not be missed

If you’re passionate about travel and will be in the NYC area this weekend, the…

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Report: 25% of Small Businesses Don’t Have Websites

According to a study from Clutch, 10% of small business owners don't plan to build one

According to a recent report, a shocking 25% of small businesses don’t have websites.

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Entrepreneurs Summit: 5 Helpful Resources for Women Entrepreneurs

Stay inspired and connected with these women-focused networks

As we get ready for Entrepreneurs Summit, Black Enterprise shares five resources available to women…

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2015 Shorty Awards to Honor Best of the Best of Social Media

Wyclef Jean among presenters highlighting Web stars in NYC April 20

The 2015 Shorty Awards hit the Times Center in New York City April 20, honoring…

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Entrepreneurs Summit: 5 Power-Packed Quotes from Lisa Nichols

The millionaire entrepreneur motivates with social media

Black Enterprise’s Entrepreneurs Summit speaker Lisa Nichols uses social media to motivate the masses.

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FIRST Robotics Sparks Passion for Science and Technology

Winning regional teams to compete in Missouri

FIRST Robotics sparks passion for science, technology, engineering.

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Beauty and Fashion Influencers Join Chrisette Michele for 8 City Social Media Marketing Tour

The event was created for women who believe in positivity

Top Beauty and Fashion Vloggers join Chrisette Michele for an 8 city “women’s empowerment &…

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Walter Scott Case: White Officer Michael Slager Charged with Murder in South Carolina

The video leaked to the public Tuesday April 7, which resulted in the state filing charges

White officer Michael T. Slager has been charged with the murder of Walter Scott on…

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Beverly Bond Responds to White Girls Rock Hashtag

The DJ defends her movement in a personal essay

After the White Girls Rock controversy, Black Girls Rock founder Beverly Bond responds.

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4 Apps for Small Business Owners to Sell Their Products

Sellers can pocket more of their profits with these apps

These apps for small business owners put sellers in direct contact with the buyer.

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‘Cosmo’ Uses Women of Color for ‘Beauty Trends That Need To Die’

Twitter erupts after this controversy surfaces

A January Cosmo article about beauty trends resurfaces and stirs racial controversy.

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5 Must-Have Apps for Fashion Designers

These apps make designing a little easier

These apps for fashion designers make creating a little easier.

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[Recap] Portrayals of Black Women in Media

What can we do to portray more positive representations of black women in media?

Thee Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture hosted Talks at the Schomburg: “Portrayals of…

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WCW: Five Black Supermodels on the Rise in Fashion

These runway walkers' career strides make them women crush worthy

These five black supermodels are making major moves in fashion.

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Rihanna’s BFF Melissa Forde Designs Hat Collection

The Island girl sees a business opportunity in the fisherman's staple

Rihanna’s best friend Melissa Forde designs a collection of bucket hats under rapper Wale’s fashion…

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[RECAP] Nickelodeon’s 2015 Annual Kids’ Choice Awards: Winners

Hollywood stars and fan favorites took over the orange carpet

Hollywood stars took over the orange carpet and took away orange blimps at Nickelodeon’s 28th…

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Mississippi Student Indicted for Hanging Noose on Iconic Statue of James Meredith

A federal hate crime has been charged

Recently, a University of Mississippi Student was indicted for hanging noose on James Meredith iconic…

By Cristie Leondis

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Open Letter to ’60 Minutes’ on Increasing Its Coverage of Africans

Over 150 journalists and professors gave their signature

On Wednesday, March 25, more than 150 journalists and professors sent an open letter to…

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Entrepreneurs Summit All-Stars: Natasha Eubanks Takes Blogging to a Millionaire Level

Founder and CEO details latest brand expansion

As Black Enterprise preps for the Entrepreneurs Summit, we honor Small Business Hall of Famers…

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5 STEM Organizations to Follow on Facebook and Twitter

Young girls and women become more educated and engaged in the field

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With the right mix of encouragement, education, hands-on experience, and open dialogue…

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Track Your Online Shopping with New Facebook Update

The social network is expanding its techie features

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Facebook is heating up the social media competition with a bevy of new updates.…

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Plucked CEO and Founder joins Black Enterprise for BE Smart Twitter Chat

Denisha Kuhlor talks college experiences, applications, and how to better manage your time

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On Friday, March 27, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. EST, Black Enterprise is hosting…

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The Resumator Founder and CEO Joins Black Enterprise for #Driven2Innovate Twitter Chat

Don Charlton talks funding, diversity in tech, and more

The Resumator founder and CEO joins Black Enterprise for #Driven2Innovate Twitter Chat.

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‘Black Actress’: Andrea Lewis Takes Matters Into Her Own Hands

How this millennial is using YouTube and social media as platform to boost her career

Actress Andrea Lewis talks about life in Hollywood as a black actress and shares the…

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Girls Auto Clinic: Educating and Empowering Women, One Car At a Time

How Patrice Banks turned a frustrating, costly experience into a movement

Frustrated with the way women are treated at all touch points in the auto industry,…

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Searching for an Internship? Check out 25 Highest Rated Companies for Interns

The highest rates companies for interns

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Right now, if you’re a college student chances are your searching the web for…

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FACE Africa Hosting 6th Annual WASH Gala: Instilling Clean Water Initiatives and Programs in West Africa

The event is aiming to raise $300,000 to provide residents with safe water

FACE Africa is hosting its sixth annual WASH gala, which will help provide clean water…

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The 5 Best Apple Watch Games

Here's a look at some of the coolest games you can play on your wrist

The following is a feature by Innov8tiv.com
Apple Watch is about to get rolled out and…

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SXSW 2015 is Here: Attend Interactive, Film and Music Festivals and Conferences

The extravagant festivals and conferences are being held in Austin, Texas

South by Southwest 2015 took off on Friday, March 13th and will take place through…

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NBA Teams Up with ‘Lean In Together’ for Gender Equality

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's organization is helping to empower women

Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook and longtime supporter of gender equality, has recently…

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Day 3: Experts Talk Social Media Strategy in ‘Mobilizing You’ Session

At the Women of Power Summit, panel provides tips and advice

On day three of Black Enterprise’s Women of Power Summit, the panel “Mobilizing You” included…

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[RECAP] Black Enterprise Hosts Social Media Week Event

The panel of tech leaders discussed the impact of mobile across different platforms

On Friday, Feb. 27 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. EST, Black Enterprise hosted the special event Activism…

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Social Media Ranking for Top Black NBA Earners

Making the connection between Twitter, Facebook and earnings

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In honor of Social Media Week (SMW) that is running from February 23 to…

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Social Media Week Lagos Connects Africa for Awareness and Innovation

Participants explore what a connected continent of 1 billion people means for the world

As Social Media Week continues globally, check out updates from Lagos, Nigeria, on “Upwardly Mobile:…

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[RECAP] Innov8tiv Hosts Networking and Elevator Pitch Event for Millennial Women

Women of color had the opportunity to practice and connect with other entrepreneurs

On Tuesday Feb. 24 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. in Brooklyn, Innov8tiv hosted the event…

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WATCH: Social Media Week Live Stream

Top leaders in the tech industry share their insights with us

Social Media Week 2015 is currently taking place all over the world. Bloggers, readers, editors,…

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[VIDEO] Social Media Week 2015 Is Upon Us

Over 1 million people connect through social media to gain the info

Social Media Week 2015 has arrived and leaders in the tech world will be sharing…

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Social Media Week: Black Enterprise Hosts Event Centered on Activism in Today’s Digital Age

Join Charles Wade, Wagatwe Wanjuki and Kelly Pierre-Louis for special event

With social media activism taking rise, Black Enterprise is hosting a Social Media Week event…

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Zendaya Responds to Racist Hair Comment

The singer blasted back at Giuliana Rancic for her derogatory comments on her locks

At the 2015 Oscars on Feb. 22, 18-year-old singer and Disney star Zendaya opted to…

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VIDEO: Racism in Sports Goes Viral

Recent Paris football incident brings light to the ongoing discrimination throughout the world

Forget what you’ve heard about racism is an American problem. Oftentimes we have heard people…

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Kanye West Talks Album, Defends Team Kardashian On The Breakfast Club

Hip-hop mogul powerhouse talked album and recent Twitter feud of ex Amber Rose

This morning, Feb. 20, Kanye West defended team Kardashian and talked about his album on…

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13 Ways To Tap LinkedIn For More Leads and Sales

Here's how you can use the social networking platform as a viable business marketing tool

Many people see LinkedIn as mainly as a mainly a professional social networking site. But…

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Business Strategy CEO Helps Professionals Become Industry Rock Stars

How Jennifer Ransaw-Smith works to expand leverage and success

If no one knows who you are it is incumbent upon you to become…

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Show Me The Money: 7 Strategies On Monetizing Your Brand

Strategist LaMonica Moore details success steps for entrepreneurs

LaMonica Moore CEO of Monetize Your Brand shares business strategy for entrepreneurs to maximize brand…

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[RECAP] CURLS Founder and CEO joins Black Enterprise for #BeBizCircle Twitter Chat

Mahisha Dellinger talks branding, business development, strategy and more

CURLS CEO Mahisha Dellinger offered advice via a Twitter chat with Black Enterprise Senior Editor…

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5 Places Where You Can Always Find Great Content

Convert your followers into customers

When engaging in social media, many folks mistakenly abuse platforms by using them as a…

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Comcast Celebrates Black History Month, Recognizing African American Innovators

The two-part series features past leaders and today's tech entrepreneurs

Comcast is honoring Black History Month by celebrating and recognizing various African American innovators in…

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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…

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6 Steps for Getting Noticed in Any Setting

Best Practices Using Social Media Usage For Your Business

Finding platforms to garner your 'social street cred' takes planning and consistency

The days of “willy nilly” practices on social media are gone. You have to be…

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Research: Instagram Preferred Social Media Platform Among African Americans

Facebook still reigns supreme across the board in usage and popularity

Instagram has become a common part of pop culture, news and even legal matters—and it’s…

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Top 5 Super Bowl XLIX Apps

Kick your experience up a notch this year by using the

In case you haven’t noticed, there’s more to the Super Bowl than football. Whether you’re…

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GoDaddy Pulls Controversial Puppy Commercial from the Super Bowl

The ad caused an uproar on social media

After just several hours of releasing their ad for the Super Bowl XLIX, GoDaddy.com …

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Hot 97 Replaces Cipha Sounds

Nessa Nitty is now the permanent afternoon host for the radio staple

After a podcast criticizing management, Hot 97 fired and replaced longtime afternoon host Cipha Sounds.

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Snapchat Introduces New Service ‘Discover’

Photo-messaging app offers expansion of the way users consume and share media

Popular app is expanding the way users share and use information, offering a broader more…

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#CancelWWENetwork Trends Worldwide as Angry Fans Lash Out

After the Royal Rumble, people became outraged--and some fans say it's unwarranted

Following the Royal Rumble, WWE fans became angry and lashed out, and #CancelWWENetwork began trending…

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