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Tech Company Takes Bold Approach to College Education

CEO of BOLD Guidance, Nichelle McCall, talks her tool to help students and parents navigate the admissions process

CEO of Bold Guidance, Nichelle McCall, talks her tech tool to help students and parents…

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Nigeria’s Arunma Oteh Named World Bank’s VP and Treasurer

In leading the Wold Bank Ms. Oteh has four top priorities in mind

Nigeria’s Arunma Oteh named World Banks Vice President and Treasurer and has four priorities in…

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African American Women Who Made U.S. Military History

African American women who made a breakthrough in US military history

Here are several African American women who made a breakthrough in US military history.

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Canadian Woman Files Lawsuit Against D.C. Police Department

The former MPD employee is suing for back pay, punitive damages, and legal cost

The former MPD employee, Laurie J. Samuel, is suing DC police for back pay, punitive…

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Queen Latifah and Mary J. Blige Join NBC’s ‘The Wiz’

Iconic singers set to join TV version of the classic musical

Queen Latifah and Mary J. Bilge, set to join TV version of the classic musical,…

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7 Unique Side-Businesses to Start Now

Small lucrative endeavors that may be worth more money than you think

These unique small businesses may help you earn more cash than you think.

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Stephanie Rawlings-Blake Appointed First Black Female to Lead US Conference of Mayors

Stephanie Rawlings-Blake serves as the first African American women president in the conference's 83 years of existence

Baltimore mayor, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, appointed first black female to lead US Conference of Mayors.

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Women Make Up a Whopping 86% of Etsy Sellers

A recent report says female business owners are dominating the creative e-commerce site

A recent report says women make up a whopping 86% of Etsy sellers.

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Golf & Tennis Challenge: Getting to Know Estelle

Artist gears up for 2015 Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge

BlackEnterprise.com thought it imperative to catch up with Estelle to hear a about what she…

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Celebrity Hairstylist Kim Kimble Talks the Challenges of Entrepreneurship and Season 4 of ‘LA Hair’

Stylist reveals how she plans to take her salon and career to the next level

Celebrity Hairstylist Kim Kimble talks the challenges of entrepreneurship and the new season of ‘LA…

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Tai Beauchamp Talks Career Transitions, New Show and Advice to Younger Self

Beauchamp opens up about transitioning from editorial to television

Journalist and style expert, Tai Beauchamp, talks transitioning from editorial to television and hosting her…

By Courtney Connley

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Happy Birthday Iman: 10 Career Highlights of a Supermodel Turned Business Woman

Somali-born beauty, Iman, celebrates her 60th birthday on July 25

Somali-born beauty, Iman, celebrates her 60th birthday on July 25.

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How to Get Useful Feedback When You’re a C-Suite Executive

Three ways to get useful feedback at the top of the corporate ladder

C-Suite executives are often insulated from criticism and have increased autonomy and responsibility. Here’s how…

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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Brandy Graces Uptown Magazine Cover as ‘Rising Icon’

The singer and actress opens up about her success and trumps spanning her 20 year career

Brandy opens up to Uptown Magazine about her success and trumps spanning her 20 year…

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Mompreneur of Six Shares 3 Steps For Starting a Business

Ayo Ogun-McCants, owner of Soultanicals, shares her journey to entrepreneurship through passion and purpose

Ayo Ogun-McCants, owner of Soultanicals, shares her journey to entrepreneurship through passion and purpose. …

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No Money Left Behind: 7 Mistakes to Avoid When Going After Government Contracts

Make sure you don't miss out on lucrative business opportunities

LaShonda Bracey doesn’t look for paths that lead to nowhere, instead she blazes her own.

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Lisa Ransom, Maryland’s 4th District Congressional Candidate, Represents a New Brand of Leadership

Her 'families first' platform addresses Maryland's social and economic challenges

Lisa Ransom, Maryland’s 4th District Congressional candidate, leads from the front with ‘families first’ as…

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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Almasika Fine Jewelry Taps Into Africa’s Rich Ornamental Heritage

Designer draws inspiration from African lore and her imagination

Catherine Sarr eloquently combines her African roots with her elegant sense of style and fashion…

By Daron Pressley

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4 Life Lessons From ESPY Winner, Danielle Green

A wounded Army veteran wins an award and inspires others to live without limits

Danielle Green, an Army veteran wounded in a grenade attack, wins ESPY award and inspires…

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What Patti LaBelle Taught Me About Business

How a night of unplanned entertainment turned into a business lesson

I had planned to work over the weekend but an opportunity to attend the concert…

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Three Young Black Models Rock ‘Teen Vogue’ Cover

Imaan Hammam, Aya Jones, and Lineisy Montero grace the August 2015 issue

Models Imaan Hammam, Aya Jones, and Lineisy Montero grace the August issue of ‘Teen…

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[WATCH] Flat Out Heels Wins $25,000 Pitch Competition at PowerMoves.NOLA

Dawn Dickerson and her alternative to high heels beat out three other minority entrepreneurs at the Big Break Power Pitch

CEO of Flat Out Heels, Dawn Dickerson, wins 25,000 at entrepreneur PowerMoves pitch competition in…

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Cool Jobs: Meet Comedienne Diona Reasonover

TBS' up and coming female comic is more than just a funny girl

Up and coming female comic, Dione Reasonover, is more than just a funny girl.

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Sheryl Lee Ralph Spills the Secrets of Having a Long and Successful Career

The actress shares what it takes to make it in the entertainment industry

Sheryl Lee Ralph on what it takes to make it in the entertainment industry.

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[WATCH] Michelle Obama Talks the Importance of Healthy Eating at Kids State Dinner

The First Lady recognizes the 55 winning recipes of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, part of her Let's Move initiative

Michelle Obama Gives Remarks at The Annual Kids State Dinner.

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Black Women Are the Fastest Growing Group of Entrepreneurs

African American female-owned businesses have increased by 322% in the last 18 years

Recent study says black female owned businesses has increased by 322% making black women the…

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4 Incredible Stats About Serena Williams’ Historic Win at Wimbledon

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

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

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6 Power Plays Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Serena Williams

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

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

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‘EACH Woman Act’ Introduced to Congress to Fund Abortion

Bill proposes health coverage for abortion

Bill proposes health coverage for abortion, for every woman, regardless of income.

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Meet Millennial Swimwear Designer Altrichia Cook

Entrepreneur and owner of A.Lekay Swimwear says she wants women to feel beautiful, confident and empowered

Entrepreneur and owner of A.Lekay Swimwear talks her passion for women’s fashion, how she got…

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[VIDEO] 92-Year-Old Woman Receives Library Card After Being Denied 73 Years Ago

Pearl Thompson shares her story

Pearl Thompson, 92-Years-old, receives library card after being denied 73 years ago.

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Chrisette Michele Launches Clothing Line ‘Rich Hipster Belle’

Songstress wants girls to embrace their curves and 'glamourosity'

The collection includes a variety of looks, specifically designed to fit and flatter shapely women.

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Marilyn Mosby Will Speak at NAACP Women’s Empowerment Brunch

Baltimore State's Attorney to talk about maximizing personal value, on the job and in the community

Baltimore State’s Attorney, Marilyn Mosby, will talk women’s empowerment at NAACP National Convention in Philadelphia.…

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5 Brilliant Ways to Begin Your Next Presentation

Darlene Price, president of Well Said Inc, shares tips for holding your audience's attention

Darlene Price, president of Well Said Inc, shares tips for gaining control of your next…

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5 Tips for Domestic Violence Survivors

Cameka Crawford offers recovery resources for victims

Overcoming domestic violence is a victory, but the aftermath and recovery process can be daunting…

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Domestic Violence: How to Identify Red Flags and Seek Help

Cameka Crawford talks combating unhealthy relationships

Cameka Crawford, chief communications officer of The National Domestic Violence Hotline, talks combating unhealthy relationships.…

By Brittany Dandy

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5 Black Swimsuit Designers Making Waves This Summer

Entrepreneurs create stylish swimwear for all shapes and sizes

These five talented female designers understand the struggle and can help eliminate your poolside woes…

By Brittany Dandy

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Marva Collins, Educator Extraordinare, Dies at 78

Visionary educator believed every child could learn

Marva Collins, legendary Chicago educator who taught Romeo and Juliet to underprivileged African American kindergarteners,…

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Tani Chambers’ 5 Tips For Small Business Owners

'Women Who Crush It' founder inspires female entrepreneurs

With more than 15 years of business experience, Tani Chambers teaches female entrepreneurs how they…

By Brittany Dandy

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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…

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Facebook Taps Nunu Ntshingila to Head its First Office in Africa

The Morgan State University alum will help the company expand its global users

Facebook taps advertising veteran Nunu Ntshingila to head operations in its new Africa office.

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Intel Pledges $125M to Women and Minority Startups

Tech-giant hopes to diversify its portfolio

Intel Capital said it would allocate $125 million over the next few years to bring…

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Selina Breland Barlow’s Tips for Caregivers

How to maintain and promote personal well-being

Five years ago, Selina Breland Barlow was diagnosed with cancer. During the time, she was…

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Misty Copeland Named First African American Principal Dancer at American Ballet Theater

The star ballerina takes the lead

Ballerina Misty Copeland became the first African American female principal dancer in the company’s 75-year…

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Kimberly Hairston Talks Dr. Miracles and Brand Authenticity

How one beauty brand is staying competitive

A new campaign titled, Undo the Hurt, plans to focus the brand’s efforts toward repairing…

By Brittany Dandy

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Kyemah McEntyre Debuts Epic Dress at BET Awards

Teen designs red carpet look for singer/actress Naturi Naughton

The young designer says her main goal is to inspire other women to be themselves…

By Brittany Dandy

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7 Must-Know Facts About Bree Newsome

A young activist with a hands-on approach to social justice

Bree Newsome, activist and filmmaker, has made it a habit to stand up for justice…

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5 Female LEVO Mentors You Should Know

Meet dynamic Levo women willing to help you navigate your career

Meet 5 female Levo mentors that may help you to navigate your career.

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Dr. Hazel Glasper Speaks on the Dental Care Crisis

The owner of 'Revive Dental' shares her insights

Dr. Hazel Glasper was recently selected as the spokeswoman on oral health for the American…

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[RECAP] First Annual theCurvyCon Conference to Celebrate Plus Size Style

Event brought more than 500 plus size women together to chat, shop, and embrace their curves

Here is a recap from theCurvyCon conference, bringing more than 500 plus size women together…

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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…

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Women Veterans ROCK! Hosts Women Veterans Summer Leadership Retreat in Philadelphia

The Freedom Region’s largest developmental retreat for America’s Military women

Women Veterans ROCK host the Freedom Region’s Largest Developmental Retreat for America’s Military Women.

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[WATCH] ‘Hair Freedom’ Explores Natural Hair Movement in The UK

How 'going natural' affects jobs, relationships, and self-esteem

BBC documentary, Hair Freedom, explores the natural hair movement in the UK.

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[WATCH] Malala Yousafzai Shares Meaningful Message

Nobel Peace Prize recipient gives personal perspective on civil- activism

Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Malala Yousafzai, gives her personal perspective on civil activism on “The…

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‘Marrying Down’ May Cost Educated Women $25K a Year

Recent study shows black women who marry less educated men may be losing financially

Recent Pew study shows black women who marry less educated men may be losing financially.

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

She attributes her long life to sleep and faith in God

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

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[RECAP] ‘Women Who Crush It’ Networking Mixer

Female entrepreneurs gathered to talk life, business, and professional growth

Female entrepreneurs gathered to talk startups, business planning, professional growth, and maintaining a healthy work/life…

By Brittany Dandy

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[WATCH] Yegna: Ethiopia’s Sound of Change

Girl-band empowers women to become confident, educated, and self-employed

The multi-platform brand, Yegna, means “ours” in Amharic, and their message is all about…

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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.”

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[PHOTOS] Women Embrace Black Masculinity in ‘Dandy’ Photoshoot

'Black Attitude' pays homage to women in mens' fashion

Black Attitude releases seven dapper photos that pay homage to black masculinity fashion.

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Power Women of the Diaspora: Global Leader’s Keys to International Career Success

Chinelo Anohu-Amazu, head of Nigeria's National Pension, talks professional advancement

BlackEnterprise.com caught up with this busy family woman to find out how she’s climbed the…

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‘This is Her Way’ Founder Talks Accountability and Sisterhood

Sherry Williams says professional women crave spaces to celebrate who they are

Sherry Williams, founder of ‘This is Her Way’ talks accountability and sisterhood.

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Cool Jobs: Meet Wine Director, Lee Campbell

Wine stewart curates lists at some of Brooklyn's most popular restaurants

Female wine stewart, Lee Campbell, is known for curating lists at some of Brooklyn’s most…

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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.

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Lee Campbell’s Natural-Wine Picks for Summer

NYC Sommelier selects affordable, natural wine in good taste

The highly regarded Sommelier is known for her unique wine selections that reflect her personal…

By Brittany Dandy

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Dad’s Photos of Daughter Inspired By Iconic Women

Marc Bushelle says he wanted to build his daughter's self-esteem

Photographer, Marc Bushelle, takes 11 photos of his daughter pictured as women from history.

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Sanaa Lathan to Star in ‘Flyy Girl’ Film Adaptation

Actress expected to executive produce Omar Tyree's classic novel

Actress, Sanaa Lathan, expected to star in and executive produce Omar Tyree’s classic novel Flyy…

By Brittany Dandy

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[WATCH] Ava DuVernay Revels in Being a ‘Black Woman Filmmaker’

The 'Selma' director shares why she's okay with the title

Ava DuVernay isn’t bothered by the label, ‘black woman filmmaker.’ As a matter of fact,…

By Brittany Dandy

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[WATCH] High School Senior Awarded $3M in Scholarship Money

Arianna Alexander says her father encouraged her to do her best

High school senior, Arianna Alexander, was accepted into 26 schools, 8 ivy leagues, and awarded…

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Teacher Launches ‘I am Chocolatey Brown’ Movement

Author Stephanie Fleary hopes to empower children to love their brown skin

Stephanie Fleary writes a book to empower children to embrace their brown skin.

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[WATCH] Kenyan 6th-Grader Shares Poem at Women in the World Summit

Eunice Akoth says, "I have a dream, a dream that will not fail"

Eunice Akoth, Kenyan 6th-grader, delivers inspiring poem at Women in the World Summit in New…

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Let Girls Learn: First Lady Michelle Obama in London

Let Girls Learn initiative supports education efforts of women and girls around the globe

First lady Michelle Obama is in London to promote the American-British partnership in support of…

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3 Reasons Creative People Don’t Do Well in Corporate Jobs

Catherine Santino talks why routines challenge creatives

Elite Daily writer, Catherine Santino, gives three big reasons why creative people do not do…

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5 Tips For Starting Your Own Magazine

Tenyse Williams, co-founder of Dapper Dads Magazine, shares her secrets

Many niche writers have dreams of one day starting their own magazine or publication but…

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$9M Awarded to Give Babies of Color Strong Beginnings

Community program plans to expand outreach to African American and Latino families to promote healthy births

New Beginnings, a Michigan community program, received $9M to expand outreach to African American and…

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[WATCH] Halle Berry Launches New Scandale Lingerie Line

The actress says the affordable brand is focused on beauty and quality

Actress/entrepreneur, Halle Berry, launches affordable lingerie line, Scandale.

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Linda Cliatt-Wayman Delivers Fearless TED Talk

High school principal's vision for changing low-performing schools

Meet Linda Cliatt-Wayman, a high school principal with a vision for change at low performing…

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5 Tips for Choosing Great Wine This Summer

Sommelier Lee Campbell says high prices don't always equal quality

Sommelier, Lee Campbell, gives 5 Tips for choosing great wine this summer

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[RECAP] ‘Leadership Her Way’ Event Continues in Washington D.C.

Sherry Williams' brings together dynamic, female entrepreneurs

Leadership Her Way featured dynamic female entrepreneurs with a wealth of knowledge to share.

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[RECAP] The BOSS Network’s ‘Ladies That Lead’ Tour Empowers NYC Women

Beverly Johnson, Caroline Clarke, Crystal McCrary and more share their journey to success

The BOSS Network’s “Ladies That Lead” tour empowers hundreds of professional NYC women.

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[WATCH] Vivian Green Talks Female Empowerment and New Album ‘Vivid’

The soulful singer says fans can expect an energetic new sound from upcoming LP

The soulful singer, Vivian Green, says fans can expect an energetic new sound on…

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Michelle Obama Delivers Speech to Chicago High School Students

Michelle Obama's encouraging words to graduates in her hometown

“You embody all of the courage and love, all of the hunger and hope that…

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Teen ‘Breaks the Internet’ with Prom Dress

Kyemah McEntyre says her designs are a response to the challenges black women face

For 18-year-old Kyemah McEntyre, prom was an opportunity to show off her fashion design skills…

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Great Tips for Female Creative Directors

Set yourself apart from the crowd

AdWeek contributor, Edward Broches reports on 18 great things creative directors can do everyday to…

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Gabourey Sidibe Inks Memoir Deal

The 'Empire' actress plans to publish her story in 2017

Actress, Gabourey Sidibe, plans to publish her memoir in 2017 with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

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Gabrielle Jordan Sets the Bar High In Business

Teen author and multi-award winner paves the way for young entrepreneurs

The teen author, speaker, and multi-award winner paves the way for young entrepreneurs.

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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.

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5 Must-Have Skincare Products for Summer

What you need for optimal facial-care this season

These five facial care products may be just what you need for summer and are…

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Meet the Brains and Beauty Behind The CurvyCon

Bloggers, Chastity Garner and Cece Olisa, host plus-size women's conference

Bloggers Chastity Garner and Cece Olisa come together to host plus size women’s conference the…

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Danielle Brooks to Star in Broadway’s The Color Purple

OITNB actress will play key role in revival of classic musical

Orange is the New Black actress Danielle Brooks will play the role of Sofia in…

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Tia Mowry-Hardrict Shares 5 Work/Life Lessons Learned

Actress, entrepreneur and mom offers life and work advice to the woman who wants it all

Actress, entrepreneur, and mom Tia Mowry-Hardrict offers five pieces of life and work advice to…

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5 Tips for Becoming a Better Author

Ylleya Fields, author of the Princess Cupcake Jones series, offers her entrepreneurial advice

The life of an author is more than just creative stories and exciting characters. Aside…

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Songstress Ciara Dubbed New Face of Roberto Cavalli Line

Italian designer says Ciara embodies beauty with a hint of wildness

According to Forbes, hip-hop songstress Ciara is now the new face of Roberto Cavalli’s new…

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5 Tips for Taking Your Social Presence Offline

CurvyCon founders talk how to plan an event for followers, clients, or potential customers

When you’re a small business owner, it seems mandatory to build a substantial social presence…

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Veteran Receives White House Champion of Change Award

Ginger Miller talks recovering from homelessness and launching Women Veterans Interactive

Ginger Miller, talks recovering from homelessness and launching Award Winning Organization—Women Veterans Interactive.

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[RECAP] ColorComm Empowers Hundreds of Women

Kelli M. Coleman and Tai Beauchamp inspire women to find their true passion and purpose

ColorComm hosts inaugural “She Who Dares” Cocktails and Conversation with Kelli M. Coleman, Tai Beauchamp…

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Female NASCAR Engineer Promotes Education

Latina, Alba Colon, motivates youth to pursue their dreams and keep going

Alba Colon, female Latina NASCAR engineer motivates youth to pursue their dreams.

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Shonda Rhimes Will Publish Her First Book This Fall

The prime-time showrunner is sharing the power of saying yes with fans

Showrunner, Shonda Rhimes will publish her first book, The Year of Yes, in November of…

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Dr. Mae Jemison Talks Overcoming Fear

The former astronaut says her fear of heights wouldn't keep her from space exploration

Former astronaut, Dr. Mae Jemison says her fear of heights wouldn’t keep her from space…

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[VIDEO] OITNB’s Laverne Cox Poses Nude for Allure Magazine

The actress talks the beauty of imperfection in Allure's annual nude feature

Laverne Cox bares all in Allure’s annual nude feature.

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8 of the World’s Most Powerful Women You Should Know

Leading black women who made Forbes Most Powerful Women list

A list of leading black women who made Forbes 2015 World’s Most Powerful Women list.

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Mind Over Money: Mental Help is Money Help: Part 2

An interview with Terrie Williams and Mary Pender Greene

If you want to get your money straight, you’ve got to get your head straight.…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Hollywood Hitmaker Mara Brock Akil, S. Epatha Merkerson and More to Appear on Women of Power TV

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

Hollywood writer and producer Mara Brock Akil and actress S. Epatha Merkerson featured on Women…

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3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Starting a Nonprofit

Jessica Sutherland, founder of Homeless to Higher Ed offers advice to entrepreneurs

Why are you doing it? Why this cause? Why should it be you? Why should…

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[WATCH] Hillary Clinton Meets with S.C. Female Minority Small Business Owners

Presidential hopeful sits down with women to talk entrepreneurial concerns

Presidential hopeful, Hillary Clinton, sits down with African American women to talk small business concerns.

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Teen Mom, Trameka Pope, Beats the Odds

Not only is she the head of her class, she's been awarded more than $600,000 in scholarships

Teen mom Trameka Pope is valedictorian of her senior class and was awarded more than…

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MyBookBag Offers Subscription-Based Book Program for Independent Authors

Jessica Greenhill launched myBOOKbag to bridge the gap between authors and interested readers

Jessica Greenhill recently launched myBOOKbag to bridge the gap between independent authors and interested readers.

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Ylleya Fields Talks Becoming an Author and How She Created Princess Cupcake Jones

How a search for identity became a children's book series

How Ylleya Fields search for identity became children’s book series, Princess Cupcake Jones.

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Erica Dias Offers Career-Chasers a Seat at Her Table of 20

The publicist and entrepreneur says she wants to meet others who are taking their goals to new heights

Publicist and entrepreneur Erica Dias says she wants to meet others who are taking their…

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4 Summer Must-Reads

Get inspired while you beat the summer heat

Get inspired while you beat the summer heat with this summer empowerment reading list.

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

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

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

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Erica Douglas Helps Small Businesses Enter the Beauty Industry

An entrepreneur and chemist breaking down barriers-of-entry with her company, mSEED group

As an entrepreneur and chemist, Eric Douglas is breaking down barriers of entry in…

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[WATCH] 3 Healthy Ways To Manage Working With Jerks

Michigan University professor, Gretchen Spreitzer, talks how to navigate de-energizing relationships in the workplace

Michigan University professor, Gretchen Spreitzer, talks how to navigate de-energizing relationships in the workplace.

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Paying It Forward: How One Doctor Uses Children’s Books to Promote Science Careers

Dr. Oneeka Williams made a childhood dream reality, inspiring other girls of color around the world

Dr. Oneeka Williams took a childhood dream of pursuing science to become a doctor and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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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Be Empowered: A Simple Strategy for Today’s Young Woman to Find Success

'The Girlprint' author Valeisha Butterfield shares secrets for ultimate advancement

Valeisha Butterfield, author and WEEN co-founder who has seen major career success since age 18…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Miss Nigeria USA Crowns 2015 Queen

Frances Udukwu announced winner of the annual beauty pageant

Miss Frances Udukwu announced winner of the annual Miss Nigeria USA beauty pageant May 23,…

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12 Entrepreneurial Success Tips From Powerful Black Business Women

Here are some key lessons learned on starting and growing a successful enterprise

Here are some key lessons learned from the 20th annual Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit.

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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…

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[WATCH] FLOTUS Michelle Obama Shares Her Intense Workout

First Lady responds to husband, Barak Obama's #GemmeFive Challenge

First Lady Michelle Obama responds to President Obama’s #GemmeFive Challenge on Twitter.

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Janet Jackson’s 10 Biggest Hit Songs

Celebrate the legend's return to music with some of her greatest hits

Celebrate Janet Jackson’s return to music with 10 of her greatest hits.

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Skincare Brand Flourishes After ‘Shark Tank’ Investors Say No

Owner of Swag Essentials says being turned down was the best thing that ever happened to her

Lydia Evans, owner of Swag Essentials, says being turned down by Shark Tank investors was…

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4 Vital Tips on Cancer Prevention

Dr. Tia D. Olds details ways to live healthy

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

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Jessica Sutherland Talks Homeless to Higher Ed Nonprofit

An organization striving to change the stigma of homelessness one college grad at a time

Jessica Sutherland talks her nonprofit organization thats striving to change the stigma of homelessness one…

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Doctor Publishes Book to Empower Young Girls to Love Their Natural Hair

Dr. Phoenyx Austin, M.D. empowers young girls to love their natural hair

Dr. Phoenyx Austin, M.D published “Love Your Hair,” a children’s story and follow-up to her…

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5 Ways to Maintain Work-Life Balance as a Solopreneur

Mom and entrepreneur Alex Elle shares how she recharges and remains creative

Mom and serial entrepreneur Alex Elle shares 5 tips to recharge and maintain creative.

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5 Ways Millennial Women Can Promote Healthy Fertility

Having a baby later means maintaining healthy habits now

The Mayo Clinic offers five ways women can increase healthy fertility.

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

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

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

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Legal Secretary Leaves Corporate Rat Race and Launches Coaching Business

Transformation Coach, Cheryl Wood talks making the leap from employee to entrepreneur

After working as a legal secretary for nearly 15 years, entrepreneur Cheryl Wood, true calling…

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Sneak Peak: Rihanna Teases ‘Secret Garden’ Dior Campaign

Superstar songstress gives fans a taste of new ads and music

Superstar songstress gives fans a taste of new Dior Ad campaign and a snippet of…

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Women of Power: Vernice ‘Fly Girl’ Armour Talks the Gutsy Move That’s Changing Her Life

The former Marine Corps officer is taking on a new, very important mission

Vernice “Fly Girl” Armour, a power women military veteran and successful entrepreneur reveal her latest…

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[WATCH] Miko Branch Talks Building Her Business From Scratch

Miss Jessie's co-owner shares her book's purpose and business lessons

The Miss Jessie’s co-owner, Miko Branch, shares her books purpose and her business lessons learned…

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Entrepreneur Dedicates Small Business to Children Obtaining Job Skills

Darlene Alston provides hands on work experience and a place for teens to grow

Entrepreneur Darlene Alston provides teens with hands on work experience in her quaint vintage tea…

By Brittany Dandy

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‘Castle’ Star Tamala Jones Launches Brain Aneurysm Survivor Model Search

Actress has teamed up with hatmaker Canada Bliss for a project that hits close to home

Actress Tamala Jones has teamed up with luxury hat maker, Canada Bliss, for a project…

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Beyonce Visits Haiti to See Post-Earthquake Progress

Singer takes #BeyGood abroad for Haitian humanitarian mission

Beyonce takes #BeyGood abroad for Haitian humanitarian mission.

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5 Fitness Items to Upgrade Your Summer Gym Bag

Step up your fitness game with new items showcased at She's Fit, She's Beautiful event

These five items, showcased at this year’s She’s Fit, She’s Beautiful event, will help you…

By Brittany Dandy

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Tika Sumpter Talks Her Role in Biopic ‘Bessie’

Actress reveals experience playing bisexual lover to 'Empress of Blues'

Actress, Tika Sumpters reveals what it was like playing bisexual lover to roaring 20′s Empress…

By Brittany Dandy

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Publicist Talks Tips for Maintaining Celebrity Clients

Celebrity Publicist, Sheena Wilder talks tips for managing celebrity clients

When it comes to finding your dream career, sometimes it’s not as easy as choosing…

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How Love in the City Star Bershan Shaw Turned Pain Into Purpose

A cancer survivor, this motivating professional gives steps to overcome crisis

Author and motivational speaker details strategies on turning pain into purpose using the L.I.F.T. model.

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The Art of Being a ‘One Woman Band’ Entrepreneur

Entrepreneur Alex Elle shares why she chooses to do it all when it comes to her enterprises

Poet and entrepreneur Alex Elle shares why she chooses to do it all when it…

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‘Orange is the New Black’ Star Danielle Brooks Shares Suicide Struggle

After battling self acceptance, she tells how she discovered self-love

After battling self acceptance, Danielle Brooks details how she discovered self-love.

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Toronto Woman Crowdfunds Her Way From Homeless to Harvard

How Tonika Morgan raised thousands in order to attend Harvard grad school

Toronto woman Tonika Morgan raised her tuition via crowdfunding in order to attend Harvard grad…

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[WATCH] Empowerment Empowerment Coach Teaches Women To Face Fear by Skydiving

Cheryl Wood organizes skydiving group to help women remove anxieties

In 2012, Cheryl Wood organized a skydiving group to help people step outside of their…

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Fundraising Success Story: How One Woman Raised $22,000 to Open Restaurant Doors

Brenda Beener of Seasoned Vegan used crowdfunding to launch a dream

The idea of tapping into your personal and professional networks for crowdfunding purposes, may seem…

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Maya Smith, Founder of the Doux, Talks International Entrepreneurship Success

How this master hairstylist was able to transition her brand from Europe to the States

Master hairstylist Maya Smith took her skills abroad to service naturals in Germany has successfully…

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US-Africa Synergy to Host Third Annual Cultural Evening

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

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

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Shonda Rhimes Introduces New ABC Drama ‘The Catch’

The super-producer pens yet another female lead to keep fans guessing

Shonda Rhimes introduces new ABC show, “The Catch” with yet another powerful female lead.

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U.S. Small Business Administration’s InnovateHER Winners Announced

Female entrepreneurs take home $30,000 in winnings at event

Female entrepreneurs took home $30,000 in winnings at Small Business Associations InnovateHER event.

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Seasoned Vegan Owner Talks Going into Business With Her Son

Chef Brenda Beener says she wouldn't have opened her dream business without him

Brenda Beener, owner of seasoned Vegan, talks going into business with her son Aaron.

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Invest In Results: How One Entrepreneur Is Making Productivity Easy

Monique Y. Wells, founder of three simultaneous enterprises, talks balancing it all

Monique Y. Wells, founder of Discover Paris! and creator of our Entrée to Black Paris…

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