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Tiger Woods Opening a Sports and Dining Restaurant

Eatery opening in Jupiter, Fla later this year

Tiger Woods is the latest celebrity to join the restaurant business, opening a restaurant in…

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The NFL and Domestic Violence: Jovan Belcher’s Brain Showed Signs of CTE

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker killed his girlfriend and then himself in 2012

Kansas City Chiefs player, Jovan Belcher, who killed his girlfriend and then himself in 2012,…

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10 Superstar Athletes Involved in Major Scandals

A look back at career-tarnishing challenges and the aftermath

With the latest cases of athletes in scandals, we take a look back at how…

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Michele Roberts: $1.2 million salary

NBA Players Association’s Michele Roberts Gets $1.2 Million Salary

Earnings half of that of her predecessor

Attorney Michele Roberts, who is the new executive director of the National Basketball Players Association,…

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Derrick Rose Donates $1 Million to Chicago Charity

Makes a significant contribution to After School Matters

Chicago Bulls point guard, Derrick Rose, donates $1 million to a charity at his alma…

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Industry Pro Talks How to Connect Sports and Philanthropy

Nubia Murray details career journey in cause marketing and tips on how to thrive

Sports cause-marketing pro Nubia Murray talks about her full-circle career path and tips on how…

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Report: Floyd Mayweather Stiffs Waitress After $32 Million Fight

Restaurant professional claims she did not receive gratuity on 5-figure bill

According to reports, boxer Floyd Mayweather did not pay gratuity on a 5-figure restaurant bill…

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The Sports Resume: How to Use Professional References

Has inclusion become an archaic practice?

Employment experts have many theories as to whether job seekers should include professional references on…

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[WATCH] Nike Unveiling New LeBron 12′s During Worldwide Event

Akron, Ohio's own continues to dominated the sportswear game

Nike is gearing up to share the new LeBron 12′s with the world, as they…

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Mike Tyson Flips Out During Interview on Live Canadian TV

Question about controversial past sparks tirade

News anchor Nathan Downer questioned Mike Tyson about 1992 rape conviction, the former heavyweight champ…

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Ray Rice Loses Nike and EA Sports Endorsements

Ray Rice Loses Nike and EA Sports Endorsements

Baltimore Ravens are also giving fans an opportunity to trade in their Rice jerseys

Former Baltimore Ravens player, Ray Rice, losing endorsements by Nike and EA Sports. Ravens are…

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#WhyIStayed: Top 10 Twitter Reactions to Ray Rice Scandal

Twin hashtags go viral and spark a necessary discussion

Ray Rice’s abuse outted via video sparked creation of twin trending hashtags, #WhyIStayed and #WhyILeft.…

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If Ray Rice Were Your Employee: 4 Factors to Consider When Terminating for Misconduct Off the Field

How to be sure you have the proper protocol in place for firing someone

The Baltimore Ravens terminated Ray Rice, but what about your employees as an everyday professional?…

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Carolina Panthers' Deangelo Willams Dyes Hair Pink

Carolina Panthers’ DeAngelo Pays Homage to Mother, Advocates for Breast Cancer Awareness

Running back wears pink hair and toe-nail polish

Carolina Panthers’ DeAngelo Williams dyed his hair pink and painted his toenails to honor his…

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Reports: NFL Player Ray Rice Contract Terminated

With social media and industry outraged, here are 30 Twitter reactions to wife's assault

Baltimore Ravens’ Ray Rice is currently being ethered by Twitter as the full video of…

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Another NBA Owner to Lose Team After Alleged ‘Racist Rant’

Atlanta Hawks owner giving up majority stake after "racially offensive" e-mail

Atlanta Hawks’ Levensen’s inner Don Sterling alledgedly rears ugly head.

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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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Top-Selling Sneakers: Which NBA Baller Reigns Supreme?

Is it Lebron James, Kevin Durant or Michael Jordan?

With the latest multimillion-dollar endorsements, BlackEnterprise.com takes a look at the highest selling sneakers of…

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Mayweather Wants to Sign Pacquiao in order to fight him

Floyd Mayweather Wants Manny Pacquiao to Sign With Him to Fight

Pacquiao signed to another company through 2016

Floyd Mayweather says the only way he will fight Manny Pacquiao is if he signs…

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Gym Membership Boom: Athlete Zelly Wesson Capitalizes with Franchising

Basketball player to open second Workout Anytime location

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Health and fitness clubs have grown over the past five years to become…

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Nickelodeon launches NickSports on Nicktoons

Nickelodeon Debuts Nicksports

Network teams up with the NFL, MLS and NASCAR for sports programming

Nickelodeon launches sports programming with NickSports.

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Chicago Businessman Helps Family of Homeless Little League Champ

Businessman agrees to pay homeless little league player families rent for a year

One Chicago businessman has offered to pay a year’s rent for homeless Jackie Robinson West…

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Nike Wins Signing War for Kevin Durant

Under Armour loses out; MVP to get $300 million over 10 years

Kevin Durant has signed with Nike for endorsement deal worth $300 million over 10 years,…

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St. Louis Rams Cuts Michael Sam From Roster

First openly gay NFL player falls short of setting a league milestone

The St. Louis Rams have cut Sam, the first openly gay athlete drafted into the…

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Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge: Day 3 Begins

More spa, tennis, networking and fun at the PGA National Resort and Spa

Day three of the Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge continues with more spa, golf,…

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Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge, Day 2: Top Highlights

Attendees enjoy more networking, fun, BMW test drives on the green

Check out highlights from Day 2 of the Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge in…

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[PHOTOS] Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge: Day 1 Best Pics

Highlights from Florida's premier leisure and networking event

Day one of the Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge has begun. Check out top…

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When “Money” Met Real Money: Mayweather Pals With Warren Buffett?

Boxer announces mogul's relationship in business advice and endeavors

Boxer Floyd Mayweather announced business plans for he and Warren Buffett via social media.

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RECAP: Face2Face Africa F.A.C.E List Awards

Leaders in industries including fashion and sports received awards in New York City

Face2Face Africa honored leaders of the African diaspora in New York City recently. Check out…

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WATCH: LeBron James In Cavaliers Jersey In NBA 2K15 Trailer

Decision 2.0 LeBron stars alongside MVP Kevin Durant

LeBron James, returns in 2K Sports’ NBA 2K15 series. Fans can watch the trailer for…

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Golf Professional Rodney Green Shares Passion for Game and the Business of It All

Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis challenge instructor gives real deal on career asset

Rodney Green—who will conducting golf classes at this year’s Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge—…

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Femi Allen Wasserman: Fantasy Sports Isn’t Just for Men

'I stay passionate and focused because I really enjoy the feeling of a job well done'

Femi Allen Wasserman, vice-president of communications of DraftKings, talks being a black female executive in…

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$285 Million Dilemma: Kevin Durant Caught Between Nike & Under Armour

Deal would be Under Armour's biggest sponsorship endorsement

Reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant is getting paid and Nike and Under Armour will have…

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RECAP: Black Enterprise Celebrates Hoops, Good Food And Team USA In Chicago

An Olympic-sized event took place in Chicago

BlackEnterprise.com witnessed NBA greats alongside NIKE, Inc. and USA Basketball in Chicago as they prepped…

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R&B Divas: 7 Unforgettable Performances from the Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge

These songstresses wowed crowds at the star-studded event

From Patti Labelle to Chrisette Michele, the Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge has been…

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The NFL Partners with Domestic Violence Groups

NFL Considers Tougher Penalties for Domestic Violence

Uproar of 2-game suspension given to Ray Rice has sparked concerns

After the Ray Rice 2-game suspension on his domestic violence case, the NFL received backlash…

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Rihanna Wants to Buy a Soccer Team

The singer has shown an interest in buying The Premier League's Liverpool

The pop singer, Rihanna, has reportedly, wants to buy The Premier League’s Liverpool soccer team

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Raptors Draw $25,000 Fine After Rapper Drake’s Comments

Global ambassador for the NBA team accused of publicly recruiting Kevin Durant

Hip-hop artist Drake, who is global ambassador for the Toronto Raptors, is accused of publicly…

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Amy DuBois Barnett Executive Editor for New ESPN Site

Former Ebony EIC to head new portal catering to African Americans

ESPN announces former Ebony Editor-in-Chief Amy DuBois Barnett as executive editor of new site catering…

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NBA Schedules 2015 Preseason Game in South Africa

Proceeds will go toward charity

The NBA will play a preseason game in South Africa in 2015. All proceeds will…

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10 Twitter Reactions To LeBron James’ Startling Weight Loss

Photo has NBA and sports fans talking and tweeting

The two-time NBA champion has adopted a no-carbs diet that has drastically changed his figure.…

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Skip the objective. Objectives are outdated and rarely used in today’s world of professional resume writing. The purpose of the objective was to tell employers what you were seeking, i.e. “a challenging sales position.” Instead, the objective has now been replaced with a career profile or a summary of qualifications which tells employers exactly what you have to offer, i.e. “accomplished professional with 10 years sales experience.” Your resume should include a concise yet quality career profile which clearly indicates what you have to offer, rather than just what you desire. Employers are far more attracted to a candidate who actually brings something to the table.

The Sports Resume: 3 Applicant Tracking Systems That Affect Hiring

Learn how to tailor your job seeking documents for each position

From The Sports Resume: Learn all you can about this platform, used by employers, to…

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Businesswomen Disrupt Sports Merchandising Industry with Team Couture

Cassandra Johnson and Audrey Tolson talk filling niche among female enthusiasts

Founders of Team Couture, Cassandra Johnson and Audrey Tolson saw a need in sports merchandising…

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Ray Rice and Stephen A. Smith: The Manifestation of the Hypocrisy of Sports

Sports have become a Roman Gladius that wields power and cuts deep

The Shadow League’s Yussuf Khan discusses the problem with the mindset of how domestic violence…

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LA Clippers sold for $2 Billion

Donald Sterling Loses Court Decision

Sale to Ex-Microsoft executive, Steve Ballmer, will go through

LA CLippers owner, Donald Sterling, loses court decision against his wife, Shelly Sterling, in bid…

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Michele Roberts Named Executive Director of NBA Players Union

She is now first woman to lead a major sports union in North America

The National Basketball Players Association announced Michele Roberts as its new executive director, making her…

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Winning Number: LeBron James Will Go Back to Wearing 23

Hoop stars will return to number he wore first time around in Cleveland

Cleveland Cavalier player, LeBron James, has decided to go back to his original number 23…

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Young Money Sports? Lil Wayne Sets Sights on Management Business

Rapper nabs world's second highest paid athlete as his first client

Young Money’s head boss, Lil Wayne, is ready to profit off his passion for sports…

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Redskins Trademark Canceled

Washington D.C. Residents Want Redskins Name to Stay

Poll Finds 65% of NFL fans who reside in D.C. area, reject name change

A Vox Populi poll found that 65% of NFL fans who reside in the D.C.…

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Celebrity Real Estate: 8 Entertainers Who Put Lavish Homes on the Market

These industry leaders take both wins and losses

Check out this list of top celebrities who put their homes on the real estate…

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Donald Sterling and Shelly Sterling will go to court

Donald Sterling Meets With Steve Ballmer

Former Clippers owner considering his options in case against his wife

After learning he may lose the case against his wife, Shelly, Donald Sterling has decided…

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Carmelo Anthony Co-Founds Venture Capital Firm

Hoop star and Stuart Goldfarb start M7 Tech Partners

Carmelo Anthony has teamed up with the former CEO of Bertelsmann, Stuart Goldfarb, for M7…

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Former Lakers’ Player, Michael Cooper, Has Tongue Cancer

Head coach will have surgery this week

Atlanta Dream head coach and former LA Lakers player, Michael Cooper, has tongue cancer and…

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Trayvon Martin Peace Summit: Kobe Bryant Joins Nipsey Hussle

'The Black Mamba' shares thoughts about injustice

Kobe Bryant, joins Trayvon Martin’s parents and Nipsey Hussle to speak out against gun violence…

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Mike Tyson Signs Long Term Partnership with Fiterman Sports Group

Former boxer signs a long-term exclusive autograph and marketing partnership

Mike Tyson has signed a long-term exclusive autograph and marketing partnership with Fiterman Sports Group.

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Your stroke is just as important as the golf course you’re putting on. And for many novice and more seasoned players who want to get a hole in one, ambiance is everything. Golf is what draws golfers to the crème de la crème in courses stateside and abroad, but when they want to organize a family staycation, a getaway for two or fun business outing, it’s something a little more like the spa services or exclusive perks for being a luxury car driver that seal the deal. BlackEnterprise.com spoke to the founder and president of Golf Quests, Inc. Ty DeLavallade about today’s top golf resorts. See if your favorite made the list!

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Golf 102: Playing by the Rules to Defy Business Odds on the Green

Instructor, Blogger explain the opportunities available to women who golf

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Golf and Tennis: 10 Top Fashion Picks for the Novice and Pro

Athletic pieces that will put you at the top of your game

In preparation for Black Enterprise’s Golf & Tennis Challenge, we’ve rounded up 10 stylish looks…

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LeBron James Helps Sports Illustrated Set New Web Record

Site registers over 6.1 million unique visitors on Friday

The announcement of LeBron James’ return to the Cleveland Cavaliers by the player himself, helped…

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4 Golf Gadgets to Help You Dominate the Greens

Track your swings and improve your stroke strength with these tech tools

Whether in your office or on the course, you can keep your golf game in…

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Erin Andrews Replaces Pam Oliver as NFL’s Top Sideline Reporter

Former sideline reporter will stay on with Fox Sports in a variety of roles

Erin Andrews has replaced 20-year veteran sideline reporter, Pam Oliver, for the upcoming NFL season

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LeBron James Returns to Cleveland

'I always believed that I’d return ... and finish my career there'

NBA star LeBron James has officially announced that he will return home to Cleveland.

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Floyd Mayweather Will Fight Marcos Maidana Again

The two fighters will square up once again in September

A rematch has been set for Floyd Mayweather-Marcos Maidana II for September in Las Vegas.

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Will LeBron James Become World’s First Billionaire Baller?

According to recent earnings, road to super-wealthy club getting a lot shorter

Becoming a billionaire is rare air, but with latest earnings, are Lebron James and his…

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NBA Hires Pamela El as Chief Marketing Officer

Former Nationwide Insurance executive will start her new position in August

Former Nationwide Insurance Executive, Pamela El, is hired by the NBA to become their latest…

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Nigeria is third African team with World Cup pay issues

FIFA Suspends Nigeria From International Soccer

FIFA brings hammer down after country fires soccer committee

FIFA brings hammer down after Nigeria fires soccer committee, suspending the country from participating in…

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LeBron James to Open Pizza Restaurants in South Florida

NBA superstar enters new business venture

NBA superstar LeBron James teamed with a group of investors to open 10 Blaze Pizza…

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Red, White, Blue … and Black: America’s Diversity Shines During World Cup Fever

Global tournament ignites African American passion and patriotism

World Cup fever ignites African American passion and diasporan patriotism for global sport.

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The Sports Résumé: Developing the Perfect Job Description

Knowing how to describe your previous duties can make or break your opportunity

Learn how to separate your candidacy from the competition by composing winning job descriptions on…

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Two Merchandising Brand Giants Do Battle In Brazil

Nike zeroes in on Adidas' soccer market domination

As the players and coaches prepare to go to war at the World Cup, Nike…

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Black Celebs Dominate Forbes’ ’10 Most Powerful’ List

Who are the most powerful celebrities in the world at the moment?

Black celebrities dominate Forbes’ ‘Most Powerful List’ which includes Floyd Mayweather, Beyonce, Oprah and Dr.…

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Tim Howard: The Safest Hands in America

U.S. Goalkeeper cements legacy with 2014 World Cup performance

In the line of fire: How U.S. soccer goalie Tim Howard nearly single-handedly saved our…

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Productivity: American Businesses Take Million-Dollar Losses in World Cup Fever

Embracing sporting events during work hours may be a bad idea

Yahoo Finance reports that the World Cup has cost American businesses $682 million in labor…

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Attorney David Cornwell to Sue Alex Rodriguez

Suspended player being taken to court for roughly $500,000

Alex Rodriguez, will be sued by his former attorney, David Cornwell. Rodriguez is being sued…

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Jason Kidd Headed to the Milwaukee Bucks

Awkward weekend leads to Nets receiving 2 draft picks from Milwaukee

Kidd went to Brooklyn Nets management requesting a bigger executive role with the organization and…

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The Sports Résumé: Is Functional or Chronological Best?

Find out the preferred format for winning employment results

Find out what resume—chronological or functional—is preferred by sports industry employers.

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Redskins Trademark Stripped: What’s Next?

Is it open city for paraphernalia and sales?

Can trademarks ruling protect Redskins merchandise from counterfeiters?

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Pregnant Olympian Alysia Montano Completes Race

Athlete ran 800-meter race just six weeks away from her due date

A pregnant Alysia Montano clocked 2 minutes, 32.13 seconds to finish last at the U.S.…

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Ghana Sends $3 Million in Cash To Avoid Player Boycott In Brazil

Ghana avoids potential player World Cup boycott by sending plane full of money

The John Dramani Mahama administration in Ghana has reportedly caved in and sent down $3…

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Joe Louis: Broadway Producers Acquire Rights to Story

Fran Kirmser and Tony Ponturo have acquired exclusive global, theatrical and movie rights

‘Lombardi,’ and ‘Bronx Bombers’ producers Kirmser and Tony Ponturo say they’ve acquired the exclusive rights…

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NFL Removes Cap on Concussion Damages for Players

Revised agreement provides wide range of benefits to retired NFL players and families

The agreement also states that the NFL will set aside $10 million for education on…

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10 Fun Facts About Golf

What do you know about this sport?

Fun fact about golf: The modern game of golf originated in 15th-century Scotland.

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U.S. Patent Office Cancels Washington Redskins Trademark

Name deemed 'disparaging to Native Americans'

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has canceled the Washington Redskins trademark registration.

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Small Biz Alert: Guarding Your Intellectual Property: Trademarks & Service Marks 101

Learning to pick the right trademark can make or break your business

Learning to pick the right trademark can make or break your business. Here’s how.

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Top 2014 NFL Draft Picks

The NFL Draft kicked off this week. Check out the top 5 draft picks.

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Crisis Managment, Anyone? Don Sterling Scandal Lends Nod to Importance of a Vital Plan

Be prepared for any career challenge---whether extremely scandalous or not

Don Sterling scandal lends a nod to the importance of a crisis management plan for…

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Great + Eight: Most Influential Black Women According to TIME

Beyonce, Serena Williams and Nigerian economist among top world leaders

Beyonce, Serena Williams and Kerry Washington are top women of color among TIME magazine’s list…

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Cool Jobs: Van Adams’ Mix of Sports, STEM and Business a Recipe for Success

Leader talks male-dominated industry and how to play to win

We have good news for you. You can have a cool career and make a…

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Beyond Brackets: Top 10 Most Bizarre Office Pools

From Chia pets to lying managers, these wages take the cake

With the NCAA underway, here are the top 10 most bizarre office pools according to…

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Survey Reveals 1 in 5 Workers Participate in March Madness Pools

Companies set to lose billions due to unproductive work hours during NCAA

Nineteen percent of workers participate in March Madness office pools, with financial services being top…

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Women of Power: One-on-One with Tennis Phenom Venus Williams

Pro talks competitive upbringing, overcoming loses, and managing autoimmune illness

At the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit, tennis pro and entrepreneur Venus Williams talks…

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Month of the Man: University of Maryland Athletic Director Talks Leadership and Diversity

Kevin Anderson details the x's and o's of success

University of Maryland Athletic Director Kevin Anderson details keys to leadership success for young men…

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TV One Host & Former ESPN Correspondent Shares Advice on Navigating a Male-Dominated Industry

Shannon Cross talks winning career strategy for women

TV personality and TV One host Shannon Cross give details on her career advancement and…

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NASCAR Appoints New Managing Director of Brand and Consumer Marketing

Kenny Mitchell brings leadership experience from companies including Gatorade/PepsiCo

Kenny Mitchell has been named managing director of brand and consumer marketing, NASCAR announced recently.…

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Canelo Alvarez will square off Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Mayweather vs. Canelo Fight Highest Average highest Ticket Price Among Major Sporting Events

Last three Super Bowls only events to surpass the bout in sales

Seat Geek, an online event ticket search engine, reported to SBNation that the average ticket…

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On Your A-Game: 3 Smart Career Qualities from the Field to the Office

Take a page from sports pros on how to win at the office

Here are a few traits athletes embody that may help you approach your career goals…

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Caribbean Power Men: 10 Top Leaders in Politics, Sports and More

Musicians, athletes, and politicians who have roots in the Islands

In honor of Caribbean Heritage Month, BlackEnterprise.com highlights top leaders of Caribbean descent.

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Boss Moves, the Big Game, and Some Business on the Side

As NBA Finals approach, get on top of your networking game

As the NBA Finals approach, why not slide in a side of networking between your…

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Young NASCAR Phenom Takes First K&N Victory in Richmond

Ryan Gifford, a Drive For Diversity participant, overcomes defeat

Ryan Gifford, a NASCAR Drive for Diversity participant, got his first win at the K&N…

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International Speedway Corp. Appoints New Advertising and Marketing Leaders to Board

Larry D. Woodard and Sonia Maria Green join motorsports powerhouse

Larry D. Woodard and Sonia Maria Green are latest leaders of color to be appointed…

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4 Top Athletes with Winning Careers Outside the Game

Enterprising stars taking careers and brands to next level

These four enterprising professionals are expanding their brands into business deals that could be lucrative…

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Celebrating Women: One-on-One with NASCAR’s First Female Engineer of Color, Alba Colon

Team Chevrolet's Sprint Cup program manager talks beating the odds

Sprint Cup program manager for Team Chevrolet, Alba Colon talks early career motivator, paving her…

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Yes, We Do That: A Black Woman’s Amazing NASCAR Escapade

My journey squashing stereotypes and reacquainting with a childhood fascination

Someone said “Black people don’t do NASCAR.” Well, we did that, and it was amazingly…

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Rising Stars: 5 Top NBA Newbies Changing the Game

From college to the pro-league, these rookies show promise and power

These league rookies show promise and push the limits in the NBA.

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MJ vs LJ: 4 Reasons LeBron James’ Brand is Now Beyond Comparison

Stats alone should put comparison talk to rest

These stats put the constant comparisons to sleep between the Heat player and the legendary…

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2013 Africa Cup of Nations: 5 Top Soccer Players to Watch

Win or lose, these global sports stars are a force to be reckoned with

From Mali to Ghana to Nigeria to Cape Verde, here’s a roundup of top African…

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By the Numbers: Ray Lewis Ends 17-Year Career as a Champion

Take a look at a snapshot of professional highlights

Check out a breakdown of professional highlights for 17-year NFL veteran and Super Bowl champion…

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William David Cornwell Sr.: Champion of Diversity in the NFL

From Ben Roethlisberger and Reggie Bush, this attorney's part of major success

Attorney William Cornwell Sr. went from being influenced by black successful lawyers to becoming one…

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Career Lessons You Can Learn From Sports Stars’ Latest Moves

Take heed to avoid professional blunders

From injuries to retirements to player altercations, if we pay close attention there are career…

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Football Fanatics Please Apply: How Your Sports Obsession Can Be a Job-Seeking Plus

Try these winning strategies to make a career touchdown

You can apply vital sports elements to win in your job search. Here’s how.

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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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Film Producer Alfred Spellman Talks ESPN Doc on ‘Broke’ Athletes

Documentary highlights the challenges of fame and fortune in sports

Filmmaker Alfred Spellman talks race, fame and power in sports— and how easy it is…

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National Urban League Blasts Nike’s $315 Lebron Sneaker

Analysts say brand's shoe prices rising across the board

Company’s overall shoe hikes will be seen across the board, as basketball superstar’s shoe may…

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Cool Jobs: Katrina Leonce Adds Creative Marketing to Sports Arena

PR vet loves work of investing in athletes' success during and post game

Public relations vet and entrepreneur Katrina Leonce finds joy in expanding and propelling careers of…

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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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Five Athletes Whose Love Battles Killed Their Brands

These sports figures' brands have taken major hits

As details of Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson’s domestic battery case continue to be released, we take…

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Motivational Monday: Be Your Own Golden Superstar

Get a gold medal in winning at life

Take a page from Olympic gold medal winner Gabby Douglas’ book and win in your…

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Cool Jobs: Kimberly Holland, Manager to the (Olympic) Stars

CEO of Icon Management represent best of best in Track & Field

Kimberly Holland, a fierce female who represents the who’s who in Track & Field, overcoming…

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Three Things OKC Can Teach Employers About Young Professionals

With motivation and mentorship, newbies can help take companies to the top

Take a page from NBA Finals team Oklahoma City Thunder on how to motivate and…

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Notorious B.I.G. once rhymed, "There’s rules to this stuff. I wrote me a manual."  Though it applied to a different type of game, Christopher Wallace was on to something. Now that the 2012 NFL Draft is over, many players will need a guide to  keep them out of the gossip blogs, tabloids, and bankruptcy courts. We’ve seen so many athletes come into the NFL broke and leave in the same way. It’s a cycle we must stop. So, before these athletes get caught up, perhaps they should read The Five Draft Commandments. (What!) ---Christian Law


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New Money: The Five (NFL) Draft Commandments

Rookies should heed these rules of finance and life to avoid pitfalls

With the 2012 NFL Draft complete, here are some rules of money (and life) that…

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Financial Adviser Creates March (Money) Madness to Promote Financial Literacy

Brokerage professional gives common sports bracket investment spin

Rob Wilson, created an investment game that plays off the popular March Madness basketball…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Corporate Professional Trades in Suits for Soccer Gear

Long love of sports takes woman into international career path

Quina Martin spent years as a corporate hiring professional until one day, she answered the…

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UBR Spotlight: Stephanie Chick Sets Your Genius Free

More on the entrepreneurs, business strategies and economic news featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, Stephanie Chick, owner of the professional coaching firm…

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NFL Players’ Negotiator Maintains Game Face

Organization leader fights tough battle to protect athletes' interests during lockout

DeMaurice Smith, president of the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA), navigates player negotiations with…

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