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OPINION: Sketchy Neighborhood App Encourages Fear And Discrimination

It’s useless, racist, and ignores the truth about communities

A finalist in New York’s BigApps competition, SketchFactor, is a “sketchiness” crowdsourcing app that is…

By Patrick Austin

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Leading Leaders: Princeton Producing the Most Tech CEOs

More tech billionaires have college degrees than those who are college dropouts

Though many of tech’s most successful entrepreneurs are college dropouts —Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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CAMAC Holdings Inc. was the second black-owned enterprise to gain membership into the BE 100s billion dollar club when it reached the No. 1 slot on our 2003 INDUSTRIAL/SERVICE 100. In fact, the Houston-based oil and gas exploration, consulting and engineering company was only a hair away from achieving the milestone when it made its debut on our industrial/service list in 2002 - - gross sales for 2001 were $979.5 million. Operated by Nigerian-born Kase Lawal, CAMAC (which stands for Cameroon-American) grew through its ability to integrate upstream services, the production of oil and gas, and downstream operations, which included trading and refining of its products. CAMAC, which reported its highest level of revenues-- $2.43 billion-- on the 2009 list, left the BE 100s in  2011 after shifts in operational structure, management and ownership.

BE 100s Billion-Dollar Club: Lessons from Top-Earning Black Business

Check out the eight companies who have surpassed $1 billion in revenues

Over the past four decades, only eight black-owned companies have surpassed $1 billion in revenues.…

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Top-Funded Startup IROKOtv Launches East Africa Headquaters

With offices in Nigeria and New York, regional base will now be in Rwanda

iROKOtv, a leading platform for African films globally, will be moving its base of operations…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Apple’s Wearable Device Could Be Called iTime

Now that the company has smartwatch patents, is it ready to launch?

Patents granted to Apple on Tuesday could provide details about the company’s upcoming iTime smartwatch.

By Patrick Austin

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Anniversary of the Moon Walk: 10 African American Space Pioneers

Astronauts of color who broke barriers to explore the unknown

During this month 45 years ago, the U.S. set foot on the moon. In commemoration…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Real Talk on Accelerators: One Woman’s Small Business Journey with Google

Anie Akpe, publisher of Innov8tiv.com, details tangible pros and cons

Anie Akpe, publisher of Innov8tiv.com, details her journey participating in Google’s accelerator program.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Layoffs Could Be Coming To Microsoft

CEO Satya Nadella announced dramatic shift in company's strategy

Just days after expressing his opinion about the future of the company, Microsoft CEO Satya…

By Patrick Austin

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Dr. Dre Allegedly Suing Chinese Counterfeiters Over Beats Headphones

Hip-hop mogul believes he's losing billions to counterfeit headphones

Hip-hop mogul Dr. Dre is reportedly suing Chinese counterfeiters for billions in the selling of…

By Courtney Connley

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Girl Gone Geek: Jamila Rowser Brings Unique Chic to the Masses

Blogger talks digital culture and expanding reach of black nerds

Blogger, Jamila Rowser, BlackEnterprise.com chatted with Rowser on how digital culture and her fight for…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Ride-Sharing Startup Lyft Could Be Illegal In New York

Drivers caught working with the startup, could face fines, vehicle impound

Ride-sharing startup Lyft is expanding its service to New York, but the city’s Taxi &…

By Patrick Austin

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Walker’s Legacy Hosts Brunch for Women Leaders

Speakers included power women Joy-Ann Reid, Demetria Lucas and Lauren Maillian Bias

Walker’s Legacy, a professional collective for businesswomen, hosted its Women in Business Brunch, powered by…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Apple Has a Secret iPhone Store

The location is not quite what you think

A new eBay store popped up that sells what seems to be refurbished products from…

By Patrick Austin

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Millennials Choose Smartphones Over Deodorant

Report also finds older adults ranked phones and deodorant as equal in importance

The Bank of America Trends in Consumer Mobility report finds millennials reveal they believe a…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Love Netflix? Get Paid To Watch It

Making a living watching movies may seem like a dream job, but it's more important than you think

Netflix is offering a position where you’ll be watching movies all day while tagging the…

By Patrick Austin

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Can You Sue Google For Ruining Your Business?

Forty-year-old Serbian Crown restaurant says yes, you can

Serbian Crown, a restaurant that once served lion’s meat, is closed, and suing Google for…

By Patrick Austin

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Script of Success: Tech Phenom Catt Small Talks Black Girls Coding, Diversity In Gaming

Thought leader of Brooklyn Gamery and Code Liberation paves her own way, and you can, too.

Intelligent, cool, and charismatic, Catt Small sits down in an exclusive with BlackEnterprise.com to talk…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Beats’ Billion-Dollar Deal: 3 Boss Moves Lessons on Value Addition

Young professionals, here's how you too can build bankable relationships

With news of Apple’s purchase of Beats, millennials, be inspired to know your value and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Job Hopping Expected: 5 Industries Where It’s the Norm

Survey finds insights on employer habits in hiring job hoppers

A recent CareerBuilder survey found the top industries where employers expect to hire job hoppers.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Power Women of the Diaspora: Facebook Chief of Staff Defines Her Career on Her Own Terms

How Morin Oluwole transitioned from science to successful social media career

How Morin Oluwole transitioned from science to success social media career at Facebook.

By Kandia Johnson

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Top 10 Best-Paying Jobs for Women in 2014

Tech, healthcare and business careers dominate Forbes' list

Forbes released its list for the top-paying jobs for women. However, in powerhouse careers, pay…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women of Power: One-on-One with Apple Environmental Executive Lisa Jackson

Former EPA chief talks facing career challenges and thriving under pressure

At the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit, former EPA chief Lisa Jackson discussed her…

By Janell Hazelwood

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IBM Set to Retain More Than 3,000 Jobs

News comes as JPMorgan set to cut workforce

IBM set to retain 3,100 jobs in its home state of New York through the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Top 10 Happiest Jobs for 2014

Employees rate top industries for fulfillment

CareerBliss released its list of jobs with the highest happy factors based on employee ratings.

By Janell Hazelwood

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John W. Thompson Replaces Bill Gates as Chairman of Microsoft Board

Virtual Instruments CEO brings more than 40 years experience as tech innovator

John W. Thompson, CEO of Virtual Instruments, has been named chairman of the board of…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Reinvention Mojo: What You Can Learn from Woman of Power Kelly Chapman

Former Microsoft professional shares insights to inspire

Entrepreneur and former Microsoft recruitment professional Kelly Chapman shares insights on tech employment at Black…

By Janell Hazelwood

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3 Awesome (Paid) Internships That Promote Diversity

These programs offer hands-on experience in booming industries

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There has been quite a bit of criticism and dialogue about unpaid internships,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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10 Professional Picks: Forbes ’100 Best Websites for Women’

Check out the career-focused standouts that made the list

Forbes released its fourth annual list of best sites for women. Here’s a snapshot of…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Cool Jobs: Young Tech Entrepreneur Talks Balancing 9-to-5 With Side Hustles

China Muoka: Young professionals, look to industry trends to remain competitive

Young Nigerian-American innovator China Muoka talks how young professionals can maximize opportunities in technology and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Cool Jobs: Savvy Entrepreneur Overcomes Pull of the Streets to Spark Online Movement

Gamer Fit Nation founder Antwand Pearman talks power of perseverance, faith

Gamer Fit Nation founder Antwan Pearman talks hard knocks, MTV experience and sparking a movement…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Month of the Man: How Black Men Can Make Global Power Plays

Leaders give insights on how to enter and capture the international markets

For Month of the Man, BlackEnterprise.com chatted with leaders including Jason Njoku of iROKO Partners…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Month of the Man: How Black Men Can Leverage Tech Careers

Leaders weigh in on balancing your day job with side hustle and turning ideas into profits

Leaders including Eric Hamilton, co-founder of Around-the-Way app, and tech developer Muoyo Okome talk keys…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Month of the Man: 3 Steps to Startup Success for Tech Entrepreneurs

Elliott Breece (far left) with his Songza co-founders (from left) Elias Roman, Peter Asbill, and…

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Get Connected: Six Professional Organizations for Women in Tech

These groups offer support and networking for female innovators of color

Check out groups that can help female innovators of color network and advance in the…

By Lenora Houseworth

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Close the Gap: Top 5 STEM Job Options for Black Men

Get in the game. Demand for these careers set to increase by 2018

Men of color continue to be underrepresented when it comes to science, tech and engineering…

By Janelle Rucker

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Black Men Winning: 4 Stellar Leaders in Tech Innovation

Part of the Month of the Man, we highlight male leaders of excellence

This month, for BlackEnterprise.com’s Month of the Man, we highlight top male innovators in technology.

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Educate to Innovate: 5 STEM Programs for Young Black Men

Check out options to help level the science and tech playing field

Minorities—especially men of color—are underrepresented in many science and tech fields. These programs help level…

By Janelle Rucker

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Diversity in Green Jobs: Apple Hires Lisa Jackson

New post lends nod to diversity in the green jobs space

Former head of EPA’s new post lends nod to diversity in green jobs and the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Dynamic Women Leaders of Color Return to ‘World’s Most Powerful Women’ List

Liberia president and Nigeria's minister of finance also make Forbes list

Recent Forbes list includes dynamic women of color including Beyonce, Michelle Obama, and Liberian president…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Founder of ‘Nigeria’s Netflix’ and Partners Invest $1 Million For Nigerian Tech Startups

In exclusive interview, tech leader talks innovation in Lagos

Exclusive interview with BlackEnterprise.com: iROKO Partners’ Jason Jason Njoku talks investing in Africa’s tech innovations…

By Janell Hazelwood

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IBOM L.L.C founder, Anie Akpe-Lewis and Mayven PR founder, Yvonne Unubun, partnered to organize the "Africans Creating Technology" event, gathering some of the who's who in the industry to talk about the emerging sector and opportunities in Africa and ways African-owned startups can thrive within the U.S. and abroad.

Photos: BlackEnterprise.com Sponsors “Africans Creating Technology” Event

Check out a recap of the New York gathering of global tech leaders

BlackEnterprise.com sponsored IBOM L.L.C’s “Africans Creating Technology” event in New York City, with industry leaders…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Cool Jobs: SaGe Services CEO Helps Facilitate Global Tech Innovations

Tapua Tunduwani draws from global experience to meet a vital need

CEO of Sage Services, Tapua Tunduwani turns passion into profit by providing flex space for…

By Janell Hazelwood

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SBA, NWBC, and Women Innovators to host #STEMforHer Twitter Q & A

Why More Women Should Be Introduced To Tech Careers

Writer stresses importance of exposing girls to STEM job options

Off the top of your head name 5 people who are known as being tech…

By Sasha King

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Cool Jobs: Young Tech Innovator Remixes His Way to Gaming App Success

Savvy entrepreneur fuses creativity and enterprise for profit

Nigerian-American tech entrepreneur Muoyo Okome remixes apps and makes them his own, creating a savvy…

By Janell Hazelwood

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An Incubator Changed My Career: How Young Techies Sparked Innovation in the UK

Brothers find success with European mentoring and investment program, Seedcamp

British-based brothers Abs Farah and Kahin Farah founded Fractal after mentoring and coaching from Seedcamp,…

By Octavia Goredema

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Cool Jobs: 12 Emerging Careers in Tech

Keep track of the trends for career growth

These tech sectors show promise and growth, providing new options for employment.

By Sasha King

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EY seeks exceptional women entrepreneurs for its 2014 Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ Program

Boss Moves: How Women Can Leverage Global Opportunities

Black Enterprise Twitter chat reflects high growth potential for women of color

Survey says women see more advancement overseas. Check out what global power women and Black…

By Sasha King

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It’s Not Just About Tweeting: Top 5 Coolest Social Media Jobs

As Social Media Week winds down, check out what it takes to get the hottest gigs

It takes more than just tweeting to be a social media professional. Here’s a list…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Boost Your Marketability By Learning How to Code

These resources will help you to become more competitive

Adding coding skills to your repertoire is an awesome way to upgrade your professional profile…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Web Stars: 3 YouTube Personalities You Can’t Miss

These young Internet phenoms keep us coming back

These young YT phenoms have watched viewership numbers reach millions, providing original content they shoot,…

By Jamie Harrison

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7 Must-Have Skills for a Career in Tech

Specific knowledge set will ensure you remain competitive

Learn what essential knowledge this high-growth industry requires so can be at the top of…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Get Hired: Hottest Jobs to Apply For in 2013

These industries expected to show major growth

If a career change is on your New Year’s resolution list, trend watchers predict pockets…

By Jamie Harrison

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Seasoned Freelancers: These Mistakes Could Cost You Gigs

In order to maximize your reach, you can't move like a rookie

You can’t move like a rookie and expect to get more or even, better, work.…

By Sasha King

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Under 30 and Winning: Top Millennials Overhauling Education

Young innovators are ensuring our youth have fair chance at advancement

These young leaders are passionate about making the playing field that much more equal for…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Teen Makes History as Nation’s Youngest African American Engineer

Now working in tech industry, Britney Exline seeks to give back

Britney Exline, 19, a recent graduate from the University of Pennsylvania, is the youngest engineer…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Africa’s Power Women Elite: 20 Young Leaders to Watch in 2013

Female innovators tremendously impact continent and world at large

From Goldman Sacs’ Lisa Opoku Busumbru to tech entrepreneur Juliana Rotich, women have hugely impacted…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Boss Moves: 3 Winning Management Strategies of Silicon Valley

Boost your productivity and efficiency at your office

Companies like Pinterest and Instagram have seen major success. Here’s how you can take a…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Cool Jobs: Google Exec Forging Bankable Web Relationships

A passion for global Web engagement and growth keeps this power player motivated

As director of content partnerships, Malik Ducard forges vital relationships, adding to the growth of…

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Top 10 Hot Spots for Finding Blogging Jobs

Check out these key resources to find work that pays

These are prime job boards for bloggers to find paying gigs.

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Well Duh … Tech Workers Least Likely to Be Jobless

With savvy skills at a premium, maybe it's time to step up your game

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Oftentimes, unemployment can bring on a change in many things, including what you thought…

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Randal Pinkett: Breaking Down Billion-Dollar Contracts

Company CTO Lawrence Hibbert also weighs in on new government opportunity

BCT Partners CEO Randal Pinkett and company CTO Lawrence Hibbert talk once-in-a-lifetime opportunities after landing…

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Survey Reveals New Technology is a Better Return on Investment than New Employees

Report: Tech Jobs Are Top Picks Among Young Professionals

Web and computer companies hold top attractive job traits

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Young people and tech go together like peanut butter and jelly. They…

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5 Tech Jobs Where You Can Escape the Cubicle

Here are a few cool, untraditional career paths for techies

You don’t have to be stuck in an office or cubicle farm if you work…

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Leadership: 6 Steps to Putting Your Vision Into Action

Take a cue from an entrepreneur who implemented a 90-day challenge to jumpstart success

In 90 days, you can be on the path to reaching your career and life…

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5 Hot Industries for Startups

These sectors offer strong projected revenue growth for new businesses

Every budding entrepreneur wants to find the next big growth sector. A recovering economy and…

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Despite a high unemployment rate and a job outlook that's still not at its best, there are still jobs that employers are struggling to fill. 


Take a look at jobs that are in demand and waiting for the right candidate to fill them.

5 In-Demand Jobs Employers Are Struggling to Fill

Despite high unemployment, some jobs are still highly available

From salary to qualifications, check out top occupations companies want to fill with the right…

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