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QVC Host Mocks Natural Model’s Hair, Issues Apology

Sandra Bennett responds to natural hair backlash

QVC caught quite a bit of backlash when a host on the popular shopping network…

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“The Budgetnista” Helps 10,000 Women Save $1.5 Million, Shares Tips to Live Richer

Tiffany Aliche offers free money counsel to women worldwide

Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche is a highly sought after expert and voice in the big,…

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New Resource To Help Women Entrepreneurs Use Equity Crowdfunding

The Venture Crowd to train investors and entrepreneurs on new financing option

New platform to show women business owners how to raise capital through equity crowdfunding.

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Uzo Aduba Wins First SAG Award, Makes History

Uzo Aduba delivers tearful speech and makes SAG history with Viola Davis

Orange is the New Black’s Uzo Aduba wins SAG Award and makes history.

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Civil Rights Today: 15 Empowering Songs That Promote Freedom and Justice

As we're nearing Black History Month, add these hot picks to your playlist

Martin Luther King Jr.’s lives on 365 days per year. Empower yourself with this take-charge,…

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Reports: Google Planning to Become Wireless Provider

Google may be your next mobile service provider

Google is looking to partner with Sprint and T-Mobile to offer mobile service.

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RECAP: GlamUniversity’s GirlPower Sleepover

Leading entrepreneurs and professionals empower women at Atlanta event

The Atlanta event welcomed women business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs to an intensive overnight business…

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Expedia Buys Travelocity For $280 Million, But Will Merger Benefit Consumers?

Biggest consolidation in online travel booking space

How will the recent joining of the two companies affect travelers? Not much, analysts say.…

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Star Jones Confirmed to Moderate Women of Power Summit Panel

President of Professional Diversity Network leading 'Masterful Moves' discussion

Star Jones is set to moderate a panel with industry leaders at Black Enterprise’s 2015…

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VIDEO: Viola Davis Thanks Shonda Rhimes for Casting Dark Skinned Woman

Davis eloquently addresses beauty standards in acceptance speech

Viola Davis left a winner at last night’s SAG Awards. The nearly 50-year-old knockout actress…

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Entrepreneurship After 40: 5 Reasons It’s Never Too Late

Don't let age be a hindrance to following your dreams

Traditional images of successful entrepreneurs tend to be young, but those examples don’t fit the…

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Miss Universe: Top Women of Color Who Got the Crown

These females have graced the stage and held the title

As the world celebrates the new Miss Universe, take a look back at women of…

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33 Actionable Tips for Promoting Your Business on LinkedIn

Check out these insights from presentation experts Ethos on maximizing the platform

Looking to be a thought leader, recruit staff or connect with key influencers? LinkedIn is…

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Five Steps to Own Your Dreams

Ona Brown, founder of World Impact Now shares how to turn vision into reality

Ona Brown, life coach and founder of World Impact Now (WIN), shares steps in order…

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TODAY: Join Actress Tasha Smith for Black Enterprise Twitter Chat with ABFF

'Empire' co-star talks coaching, life experiences and advancing in Hollywood

On the heels of her Twitter chat with Black Enterprise and ABFF, Tasha Smith talks…

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Top Five Pro-Women Moments Under Obama’s Administration

Women are winning under Obama Administration

Over the span of President Obama’s administration, he has been particularly vocal about his support…

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Curl Sistas Hair: Couple Talks Working Together to Launch Brand

Fashion stylist and her husband combine business savvy for hair line

A fashion stylist and blogger started Curl Sistas Hair, a textured hair line for naturals,…

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3 Mobile Apps For Spontaneous Travel

If you're booking a trip on the fly, these resources will help you do it in a cinch

Spontaneous booking is becoming the norm, especially with the millennial generation who are increasingly using…

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Women of Power Summit: Social Media 101 for Senior Professionals

Tech leader and panelist Angela Pitter shares the 5 tough truths and strategy

Social media isn’t just a playground for millennials. Check out tips from Angela Pitter, a…

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The Business Behind Skin Bleaching: 5 Telling Facts

On the heels of Bill Duke's 'Light Girls,' details of prevalent use come back to the forefront

Here are five quick facts you should know about the business of skin bleaching and…

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Sabrina Peterson Presents “GirlPower SleepOver” to Empower Women Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneur pays it forward by unifying networks and providing insider tips

Presented in a business bootcamp format, attendees will attend a sleepover with 25 successful women…

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Women of Power Summit: Children’s Education Takes Center Stage

Jhan Doughty Berry, Ph.D., and Muriel Howard, Ph.D., talk test taking and minorities

Black Enterprise’s Women of Power Summit brings child education to the forefront with Jhan Doughty…

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How One Question Fostered Business Opportunities for Budding Female Entrepreneurs in Africa

Founders of She Leads Africa talk business opportunities in Africa

Founders of She Leads Africa, Yasmin Belo-Osagie and Afua Osei, talk business opportunities in…

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Donna Sims Wilson: One of the Most powerful Women in Business

The business executive shares 5 tips for small business owners

Named by Black Enterprise in 2010 as one of the most powerful women in…

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15 Black Actresses Who Made Black History

See if you remember some of these Hollywood history-making moments

As Black History Month approaches, we naturally reflect on all of the world leaders, activists…

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Intel Chief Diversity Officer Explains Why Minorities Matter

Intel is supporting everyone in tech, from students to gamers

Intel Chief Diversity Officer Roz Hudnell spoke about Intel's commitment to diversity and why minorities…

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Young Leader Debuts Show to Tell True Story of Africa

Face2Face Africa announces its newest platform, The Sandra Appiah Show

Face2Face Africa presents the Sandra Appiah Show which will premiere this Sunday January 18th at…

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[Part 4] Doing Business in Africa

What you need to know about opportunities in the next business frontier

This is a special feature on conducting business in one of the …

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Happy Birthday Martin Luther King Jr.: 10 Riveting Civil Rights Moments That Inspire

In commemoration, take a look at iconic moments of activism from the Civil Rights Movement

Today, July 1, marks 50 years since the enactment of the Civil Rights Act on…

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Empire Star Taraji P. Henson’s Top 5 Roles

From starving artist to A-list actress, the star has landed major roles

Taraji P. Henson, known for her girl-next-door likability, has been very candid about her journey pre Oscar…

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Reflecting on Selma: 8 Iconic Women Activists, Past and Present

These female powerhouses' work bettered humanity

In the height of “Selma” and honoring Dr. King, we are reminded of eight women…

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[Part 3] Doing Business in Africa

What you need to know about opportunities in the next business frontier

In the third part of the feature ‘Doing Business in Africa’ successful entrepreneur Tony Elumelu…

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Kamala Harris Announces U.S. Senate Bid

Harris launches campaign for Senate seat

California’s state attorney general, Kamala Harris, announces her bid to run for U.S. Senator

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[Part 2] Doing Business in Africa

What you need to know about opportunities in the next business frontier

In part 2 of this series, Black Enterprise explores growth potential and areas for enterprise…

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First Black Woman Fire Chief Retires After 30 Years

First black fire chief retires after managing 35 stations

Rosemary R. Cloud, the first ever black woman fire chief in the United States, is…

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[Part 1] Doing Business in Africa

What you need to know about opportunities in the next business frontier

Learn more about the nuances of doing business in one of the world’s top frontiers:…

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Keep Your Health Resolutions With Eight Fitness Entrepreneurs on Instagram

Follow these health gurus on your fitness journey

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If you vowed to exercise more and make healthier choices this new year, then…

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Six Good Reasons You Should Attend Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit

Dynamic speakers, beach parties and more reasons why W.P.S. is a must

Black Enterprise’s Women of Power Summit is quickly approaching, and of all the empowering events you’ve ever attended, you’ve…

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The Oprah Effect: 5 Superstar Careers that Benefitted from Queen Oprah’s Touch

Oprah's co-sign made these experts into household names

There’s no denying the power of Oprah Winfrey. The Queen of Talk, worth a reported…

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Black Enterprise Accepting Entries for 2015 Small Business Awards

The honors a major highlight at the Entrepreneur’s Summit

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Black businesses should be…

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Supermodel Jourdan Dunn Makes British Vogue’s First Black Cover Girl in 12 Years

Jourdan Dunn's latest feat may further confirm fashion's bias

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British Vogue’s halted white streak may be a cause for celebration or a slap in the…

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Skin, Mind, Body Essentials CEO on EcoPreneurship and Marketing “Green” Beauty

Learn the business of healthy beauty from this EcoPreneur

It makes perfect sense that Lake Louise would one day become an eco-conscious teacher and CEO. After all,…

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Ollie Tyler First Black Woman Mayor of Shreveport

After surviving domestic abuse, she becomes Shreveport's first black woman mayor

Shreveport, Louisiana made history as the city swore in Ollie Tyler, their first ever black…

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Get Connected in the New Year: 5 Professional Networks for Black Women

Get connected and better your career in the new year

Network, network, network. It’s probably one of the most said words among professionals. Whether you’re on…

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Shirley Ann Jackson Highest Paid College President

This college president's earnings may make you consider switching professions

Women may make up only 26% of college presidents, but we lead the list of…

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CEO Tricia Clarke-Stone Talks Russell Simmons, Utilizing Emotion in the Workplace and More

The CEO gives the in on her new company and shares boss moves for career women

Fashion tycoon and business icon Diane von Fürstenberg once said, “The success of every single…

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Some of the Best Women Endorsement Deals

These superstars are pocketing millions

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

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Busy Pro on the Go? Save Time with Dinner Kits Delivered To Your Door

Gain convenience and a time-saving option for dining

For busy professionals and families’ on-the-go, there’s a new wave of online companies delivering ready…

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Uber Expected to Raise Prices New Year’s Eve

Beware of heightened Uber prices this holiday

A disproportionate increase in uber prices is expected this New Year’s Eve.

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Five Ways to Get Your Health Goals Back on Track

Strategy to help you remain consistent throughout the new year

Get back on track with your health goals for the new year with this strategy.

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6 Useful Web Resources for Public Relations for Your Business

These tools will help you remain ahead of the pack and market your services or product effectively

With public relations and marketing becoming more closely aligned, you’ll need savvy online tools to…

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Johannesburg Remains Africa’s Most Visited City

City had approximately 4.3 million international overnight visitors in 2014

City had approximately 4.3 million international overnight visitors in 2014, according to report.

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Skincare Professional Kimo Bentley Talks Expanding Natural Beauty Brand

Bentley opens up about national television appearance and how she landed on the shelves of Walgreens

Skincare expert talks expanding her natural beauty brand from employee to home-based business to national…

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CBS Sports Debuts All-Female “We Need to Talk” Sports Show

Lisa Leslie, Swin Cash, Lalia Ali and others host new program

The Eye network promised diversity for 2014 and backed it up with “We Need To…

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New Year, New You: 6 Tips to Work Smarter, Not Harder

Learn to do better in time management and productivity with these tips

Next year should be about working smarter to reach your goals. Here’s how.

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7 Creative Ways to Cover Conference Expenses

Boost your marketability by using these tips to ensure you network toward success

Conferences can be expensive, but you don’t have to go broke to upgrade your marketability.…

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How to Use Social Media To Offer Savvy Customer Service

Incorporate a strategy that includes more than promotion and distribution

Given the enormous power of social media, there’s virtually no excuse not to create impeccable…

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Women of Power Summit: Angela Pitter, Dr. Dorothy Terrell and Dara Richardson-Heron Confirmed Panelists

Three more dynamic power women are added to the lineup

Black Enterprise announced the addition of three new confirmed honorees at the 2015 Women of…

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How to Recharge Your Brand in 2015

Events CEO Tonya Coleman shares 5 steps to boost business in the new year

Want to boost your brand and business prospects on a dime in the new year?…

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Three Alternatives To Your Bad Password

One password to rule them all

Passwords are hard to remember and often insecure, but biometrics offer unique and secure passwords…

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Ava DuVernay Shines Through the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King with Selma

The first African American woman nominated for a Best Director Golden Globe is here to stay

Ava DuVernay’s Selma marks her slashing through history books, editing the narrative, and restating the…

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Gallup: Employees Favor Men Bosses, Though Women Prove Better

Do you prefer a male or female boss?

In 1953, 66% of Americans preferred working for a male boss, only 5% preferred working…

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Solange Made New Face of Eleven Paris

Solange expands brand with ELEVENPARIS

Another day, another deal for music’s ultimate cool girl Solange. Before the buzz surrounding her latest Puma collection…

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Psychiatrist Dr. Janet Taylor Gives Advice on Women Dealing with Depression

Taylor helps women take off the mask

Dr. Janet Taylor is a professional when it comes to helping people heal. A…

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17 Black Women in Elective Office

Get to know these women in Congress

It’s no secret that politics is a man’s world, but the current 113th Congress holds a record…

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The Sports Résumé: The Best Season for Your Football Coaching Job Search

Take heed to these tips on ideal strategy for getting the gig

If seeking a position within a football coaching staff at the high school or collegiate…

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President Obama Makes History, Calls on Only Female Reporters at News Conference

POTUS becomes the first to only acknowledge women journalists at White House

President Obama becomes the first president to call on only female reporters at a White…

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Decoded: 6 Power Women Who Drove Culture and Conversation in 2014

In 2014, women of color inspired conversations about issues that matter and shaped culture around…

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5 Apps to Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

With these tech tools, there's no way you'll miss goals in 2015

No excuses. These tech tools will help you stay on track with your goals for…

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Quality Connections: How to Use Social Media to Advance Your Professional Brand

Women of Power Summit panelist Lauren "LC" Johnson talks using platform to boost careers

Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit panelist LC Johnson teaches women how to brand themselves…

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HerAgenda Founder and Karen Civil Share their Business Motivation

Two young leaders talked business innovation and motivation at AlleyNYC

Heragenda.com founder Rhonesha Byng and Karen Civil sat down at AlleyNYC for a discussion on…

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6 Perfect Work-From-Home Jobs for Family-Focused Women

Have the best of both worlds with these stay-at-home jobs

These jobs are ideal for family-focused women and stay-at-home moms who want to maximize time…

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Sprint Overcharges Customers, Fined $105 Million

Company found to be practicing 'cramming' by U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Sprint overcharges customers and faces a $105 million lawsuit.

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Rihanna, Puma, and 3 Other Top Celebrity Fashion Deals

Shortly after its design collaboration with eclectic artist Solange, Puma announced that Rihanna would also…

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Lifetime to Release Destiny’s Child Biopic

'Yes' and 'No' rumors of Destiny's Child movie still fueling

Amid the Sony scandal, an email regarding former Destiny’s Child manager Matthew Knowles pitching a…

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Selma,’ ‘Dear White People’ Star Tessa Thompson To Lead ‘Creed’

She may play the Adrian to Michael B. Jordan's boxing hero

Creed, a feature film spin-off of the Rocky franchise, is adding Selma star Tessa Thompson…

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Remembering 7 Women Who Paved the Way

Trailblazers who expanded our career dreams

Thanks to our audacious foremothers, women can now realize any and every career they’ve ever dreamed of. Whether we find our…

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[RECAP] Twitter Chat: Real Talk on Millennials, Diversity and Today’s Business Landscape

Rev. Jesse Jackson and Lincoln Stephens weigh in on top issues

Black Enterprise hosted a Twitter chat: Real Talk on Millennials, Diversity and Today’s Business Landscape…

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Legacy Award Honoree: How Charlayne Hunter-Gault Helped Desegregate Schools

The award winner was one of the first blacks to desegregate the University of Georgia

Legacy Award recipient and journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault was one of the first blacks to desegregate…

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Expat Life: Young Professional Relocates Family from Atlanta to Abu Dhabi

The Founder of The Global Gazette moved so her husband could fulfill his career dream

Thinking of relocating overseas? Then consider this family’s relocation tips.
Tamara Clark, Founder of The Global…

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

Four Funding Sources for Women

Going back to school or starting a business may be more realistic than you think

The average cost of a college education and starting a business is $30,000, according to College…

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From Prison to Purpose: 3 Steps to Owning Your Power

Find the key to unlock the door of determination and encouragement

Entrepreneur Lucinda Cross details how prison taught her valuable lessons about the human spirit and…

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Innov8tiv Sits Down with Tech Leader Catt Small for Exclusive Interview

The programmer shares insights for women in STEM careers

The following is a feature by Innov8tiv‘s Anie Akpe:
At Innov8tiv, we aspire to bridge the…

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TechWomen 2014: Providing Women with STEM Career Opportunities

The program helps those across Africa and the Middle East

The following is a feature by Innov8tiv.com‘s Milicent Atieno:
Started back in 2011, TechWomen is part…

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BE Launches New Women of Power Website

WOP online shares inspiring news on women and business

We can hardly wait for the Women of Power Summit in March, and judging by all…

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Oprah Announces Month-Long Celebration to Honor Civil Rights Legends

Throughout January, exclusive programming will feature the legends

Earlier today, the Oprah Winfrey Network announced that as January approaches, there will be continual…

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Miss Jessie’s Co-Founder Titi Branch Dead At 45

There's no official confirmation on how she passed away

Miss Jessie’s co-founder Titi Branch, 45, has died. No confirmation on cause of death, however,…

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4 Steps to Developing Solid Business Relationships

Use this strategy to create a network that is long-standing and lucrative

This strategy will ensure your relationships are lucrative, longstanding and not a flash in the…

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3 Ways to Separate Work From Personal on Your Mobile Device

Try these tips to avoid messy fallout or conflicts of interest

Take heed to these tips as to avoid messy mishaps, conflicts of interest or embarrassing…

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Black Wealth: 4 Top Billionaires of Africa

These business tycoons' hard work paid off in a big way

Here are four leading African billionaires Africa who have built empires.

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Ava DuVernay Is Golden Globes’ First Black Female Director Nominee

Could she become the first black female director to be nominated for an Oscar?

The popular ‘Selma’ filmmaker, Ava DuVernay, earned the distinction of being the first black female…

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Keke Taught Us: 7 Power Moves We Can All Learn From the Young Star

The multi-talented celebrity proves she's just as bright as she is beautiful

Big star Keke Palmer has been getting much attention lately, and rightfully so. The actress…

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Famous Boss Women Paying It Forward

These 5 celebrity women make time to give back

No longer is the word “boss” strictly used to reference one’s higher up in the workplace. Pop…

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5 Ways to Market Your Business for the Holiday Season

8 Ways To Shop For Gifts That Give Back

Sometimes, the best gifts are those that pay it forward to someone in need.

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NFL Maintains Strong Viewership Among Female Demographic

Despite early-season incidents, record numbers of women are still watching NFL games.

Despite issues of domestic violence and child abuse, female viewership of NFL games strong.

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4 Easy Apps To Manage and Track Your Money

Get a great start on the New Year with these resources

The best mobile solutions for your finances can help you monitor your bank account, and…

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Ladies of Legacy: Dorothy Height

"Godmother of the Civil Rights Movement" fought for equality for African Americans and women

Civil rights activist and Black Enterprise Legacy Award recipient Dorothy Height would be proud of…

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20 Young African Power Women of 2014

These millennial leaders are sure to inspire you

Forbes reveals list of 20 Youngest African Power Women for 2014.

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Behind the Lens with Celebrity Photographer Drexina Nelson

She's shot everyone from Ludacris to RHOA breakout star Nene Leakes

Celebrity photographer Drexina Nelson shares how to create a successful business in the arts, plus…

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Apps to Ease Your Parking Woes in New York City and San Francisco

Luxe, an on demand parking and valet service, takes the hassle and headache out of…

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Cheers to Holiday Party Etiquette

Take heed to these tips to ensure you have a great time without losing your job

These office party nuances can have lasting impact long after the holidays are over.

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3 Tips for Staying Healthy During the Holidays

You can avoid cheating on her health plan with these tech tools

Before you attend a work-related dinner or holiday party, try these apps to stay on…

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Young Leaders: Karen Civil Talks Fighting Female Stereotypes in the Hip-Hop & Media Industries

Branding strategist gives tips for success for young women

Brand strategist and entertainment professional Karen Civil shares how young women can succeed in male-dominated…

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5 Quick Steps to Ensure You Look Like a Boss

Take heed to these grooming tips to be taken seriously in the workplace

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It’s a man’s world when it comes to the corporate and business arenas.…

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Solange Collabs With Puma for Wild Wonders

New sneakers available now

Solange collaborates with Puma to release sneaker collection, Wild Wonders.

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4 Holiday Gifts to Empower Women

Check these ideas that can add enrichment to any lady in your life

Check out these ideas for the leading women in your life, from empowerment to life-changing…

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Ladies of Legacy: Judith Jamison

Legacy Award recipient, Judith Jamison, is the key to keeping the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater alive.

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theate opens its New York City Center Season December 3.…

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Sports and the City: Football 101 for Women

Just in time for Monday Night Football, we catch up with sports industry leader Adena Andrews

Adena Andrews’ communication skills have afforded her opportunities with Turner Sports/NBA, and she’s spreading knowledge…

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Sheryl Lee Ralph’s World AIDS Movement

Actress combines art and activism to raise awareness and fight for a cure

Using arts and activism, actress Sheryl Lee Ralph fights AIDS through her D.I.V.A Foundation and…

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5 Unique Ways to Celebrate the Holidays

Upgrade your holiday experience with these savvy ideas

Feel like you’re in a holiday rut? Try these tips to upgrade your experience.

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Can Wearable Technology Help or Hinder Work-Life Balance?

Should employees be concerned or excited about these innovations in the business world?

Should employees be concerned or excited about wearable technology in the workplace?

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6 Ways to Snap into Greater Success in 2015

Take this advice to see success

The new year is coming. Are you prepared?

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Attorney Jo-Ná Williams Details How She Helps Artists Protect Their Art

Business adviser shares tips on the importance of trademarks and copyrights

Attorney and business adviser Jo-Ná A. Williams is passionate about helping entrepreneurs protect what they…

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Black Girls Workout Too: Mother-Daughter Duo Promotes Fitness Among Minorities

Ellen and Lana Ector detail how they got started and tips for success

Ellen and Lana Ector detail their journey toward healthy lives and advocacy of fitness with…

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Score Holiday Deals on Twitter

Snag discounts on social media

Many stores advertise special discount codes for the holiday on their Twitter feed.

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#NotOneDime: Activists Demand Boycott of Black Friday

After grand jury decision in Ferguson, some urge consumers not to shop on big day for retailers

After grand jury decision in the Michael Brown shooting case, activists on social media are…

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Author and Motivator Lisa Nichols Inspires During Social Media Event

Author and Women of Power Summit speaker shared powerful advice to participants

Lisa Nichols inspired participant during her tweet chat with Black Enterprise, detailing her latest business…

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Deck the Halls With Savings: 5 Tips to Slash Your 2014 Tax Liability

Before you ring in the New Year, take a look into last-minute savings

‘Tis the season to be jolly, but don’t forget about those last-minute tax strategies you…

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Susan L. Taylor Talks Mentorship and Passing on a Legacy via CARES

'You have to live your passion in order to have a life that’s worth living'

Sharing tips on passing on a legacy and the need for mentorship, Susan L. Taylor…

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Iconic Artist and Humanitarian Annie Lee Dies at 79

The internationally acclaimed woman was known for her faceless paintings

Artist Annie Lee passed away on November 24th at age 79, leaving behind her daughter,…

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Study: Men and Women Equally Guilty of Impulse Shopping

The need to for instant gratification gets the best of us all

A CreditCards.com report reveals that three in four adult Americans have made impulse purchases.

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Impress Your Guests With a Holiday Brunch

Celebrity chef James "JR" Robinson shows you how to put a new twist on usual gathering

Hell’s Kitchen contestant chef James “JR” Robinson shows you how to throw a holiday brunch…

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How to Use Life Insurance To Protect Your Wealth

Find the right policy to ensure security at any age

Being financially prepared for a breadwinner’s death saves families from the added grief of losing…

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‘Looking Fly on a Dime’ Author Patrice J. Williams Offers Tips for Saving in Style

Patrice J. Williams shares how she keeps her fashion and her funds

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Patrice J. Williams is an affordable-style expert and the creator of the popular…

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[RECAP] Live Civil Tour Empowers Young Leaders New York City

Brand ambassador and influencer stops in Big Apple to inspire

Brand ambassador and young influencer Karen Civil hosts empowering event part of her Live Civil…

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United Nations Names Cherae Robinson of Rare Customs as ‘Woman to Watch’

10 female leaders included to commemorate Women's Entrepreneurship Day

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9 Business Competitions for Young Entrepreneurs

Youth can sign up to win thousands in cash and prizes for their enterprise

These competitions encourage young enterprising innovators to show their talent.

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Playing to Win in Sports Broadcasting

LaChina Robinson shares how playing basketball led to a career as a sports analyst

LaChina Robinson shares how she found her voice being an athlete and how that led…

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RECAP: Who’s Who of Entertainment Gather to Celebrate ‘The Good Life,’ with Lexus

Black Enterprise hosts lifestyle event in the heart of Chelsea, New York City

Black Enterprise hosted The Good Life event, sponsored by Lexus, gathering top entertainers and influencers…

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Director Gina Prince-Bythewood Talks Hollywood Boss Moves

Getting the green light can be tough, but this leader makes it happen

Director Gina Prince-Bythewood talks about Hollywood boss moves and reminds us why we used to…

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From Prison to Power: 3 Steps to Reform and Revival

What being incarcerated taught me about the human spirit

Entrepreneur Lucinda Cross details how prison taught her valuable lessons about the human spirit and…

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Don Lemon Sparks Outrage After Interview with Alleged Rape Victim

CNN host asks controversial questions of latest woman to speak out in Cosby scandal

Don Lemon has sparked outrage with his latest interview with Joan Tarshis, a publicist who…

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United Nations Hosts Women’s Entrepreneurship Day

Organization brings together female entrepreneurs in 144 countries Nov. 19

On Nov. 19, the UN celebrates female entrepreneurs of 144 countries.

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Lisa Price, Angela Yee, MC Lyte and More to be Awarded by WEEN

Event set to honor and empower women in entertainment

The 4th annual Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network Awards will be held today, Nov. 19,…

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[RECAP] She Leads Africa Presents Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Tweet Chat

#WEDAfrica chat featured insights from three global female entrepreneurs

She Leads Africa, a global resource for women entrepreneurs, hosted a chat on Women’s Entrepreneurship…

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Cool Jobs: HGTV Realtor Talks Taking Her Business International

Christian Ross details how she's become a trusted leader in the housing market

Young real estate agent talks taking her business beyond the Atlanta area and into international…

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Lifetime’s Aaliyah Biopic No. 2 Cable Telepic of the Year

Film, which faced staunch criticism, got 3.2 million viewers during premiere

Despite many negative reactions and controversy, Lifetime’s Aaliyah biopic had 3.2 million viewers, making it…

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How Ngozi Opara Is Transforming Black Hair & Beauty Culture

Entrepreneur offers extension options for women to wear natural curls and coils

Ngozi Opara, founder of the Heatfree Hair Movement, is offering options for women who wear…

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6 Gadgets and Apps to Make Holiday Road Trips Easy

Cut out the stress and turn up the fun with these tools

Cut out the stress and turn up the fun with these apps for a seamless…

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From ‘Zero to Breakthrough’: Vernice ‘FlyGirl’ Armour Talks Making Obstacles Her Stepping Stools

Marines' first black female combat pilot details path to reaching ultimate goals

The Marine’s first black combat pilot, Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour says, “There’s a brick wall. It’s…

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How to Manage Finances for Senior Family Members

Finance leader Carla A. Harris shares insights on healthcare and cost-of-living planning

Finance leader Carla A. Harris shares how to manage finances for the elderly.

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Business Etiquette 101: 5 Rules Every Professional Should Know

These nuances could make or break an opportunity

Sometimes opportunities are lost and gained simply because of business courtesy or nuances. Here’s etiquette…

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Oprah’s Favorite Things: The Affordable Edition

Great gift ideas for family, friends and colleagues

Check out some gift options for your loved ones, your colleagues and your friends this…

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6 Mobile Apps to Help Create and Share Your Resume on the Fly

These tools will make your job search---or recruitment---a cinch

Whether you’re an administrative assistant, graphic designer, sales person or entrepreneur, these go-to resume apps…

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Side Hustle: 4 Lucrative Celebrity Passion Projects That Rock

These industry leaders successfully expanded their brands beyond their main gigs

From food and fashion to design and technology, here are some of our favorite multi-passionate…

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Why Everyone Should Care About Net Neutrality

The battle for how data across the Web and access to it is handled rages on

With President Obama in support of net neutrality and the Internet as a utility, now…

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White House Issues Report on Challenges Women of Color Face

Report highlight the progress made and challenges faced by women of color

White House releases new report that outlines ways to improve opportunities for women of color

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ColorComm NYC Hosts Dinner and Dialogue With Tricia Clarke-Stone

The innovator dished on her career and gave tips for inspiring entrepreneurs

Tricia Clarke-Stone, CEO and Co-founder of Narrative_, an entertainment and tech collaborative, talked success tips…

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Women Love the NFL: Data Shows Best-Selling Jerseys Nationwide Among Females

Colts quarterback Andrew Luck takes the lead as a favorite

Dicks Sporting Goods released an information on the most popular jerseys sold to women nationwide,…

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EMERGE! Fashion Show Founder Talks Bringing Diversity and New Talent to the Industry

Dionne Williams details providing platform for next generation of designers and models

EMERGE! Fashion Show founder talks discovering new talent and adding diversity to the fashion industry.

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