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Michele Roberts Named Executive Director of NBA Players Union

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

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

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Renisha McBride Case: Top Twitter Highlights

Theodore Wafer on trial after shooting woman who needed help

Witness on the stand during manslaughter trial discusses the shotgun used to kill 19-year-old Renisha…

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Listen Up: 4 Ways to Improve Every Conversation

Upgrade your people skills and success with these steps

Here’s how to sharpen your conversational skills, upgrade your personal interactions—and your success.

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What You Need To Know To Become a Bed and Breakfast Owner

Successful black entrepreneurs share insight on breaking into industry

Successful black bed and breakfast owners share insight on breaking into industry

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Yandy Smith’s Everything Girls Love Hosts Empowerment Event for Women Professionals

Female Industry leaders inspire with insights on love, career and business

Check out highlights from Yandy Smith’s Everything Girls Love event “Girls Love Girl Talk,” held…

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Black Women Earn 64 Cents To Every Dollar Earned By White Men

Black women pale in comparison to non-Hispanic white men

Gender pay inequality is still high within the Black women community, as a recent study…

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Infographic: The Cost of Summer Fun Then and Now

A comparison of summer fun throughout the years

Nowadays, fun is going to cost you.

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[Part 2] Mother-Daughter Entrepreneurs Talk Publishing Business & Raising Capital

Chicago-based duo propelling advocacy with 'Paige & Paxton' books

Mother-daughter publishers, Rachel and Kelley Williams, talk for part two of their interview, on raising…

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[Part 1 ] Mother-Daughter Entrepreneurs Work to Advance Youth STEM Education

Chicago-based duo propelling with 'Paige & Paxton' books

Mother-daughter duo, Rachel and Kelley Williams, talk with BlackEnterprise.com about their STEM-inspired characters — Paige…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Cool Jobs: Comic Illustrator Talks Art and Race in the World of Superheroes

Afua Richardson brings her life's experiences to each stroke of the pen

Afua Richardson is one of the talents of color making a name for herself in…

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

These industry leaders take both wins and losses

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

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Business of Beauty: How to Break Into Booming Hair Extensions Market

Indique's Ericka Dotson details journey to success

Ericka Dotson discusses her entrepreneurial journey building the Indique Hair empire.

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Study: Women Of Color Punished More For Hiring To Increase Diversity

White men get rewarded for similar actions, findings show

In an alarming study, women of color get punished by corporations for hiring diverse workers.…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Industry Leaders in Business and Entertainment to be Honored at F.A.C.E List Awards

Model Alek Wek and Afrobeat pioneer Femi Kuti among honorees for weekend event

African diaspora leaders in industries including entertainment and business will be honored at the 2014…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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…

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Entrepreneur Unites Passion for Food and Marketing with Caribbean Cuisine Business

'You have to build your team, relinquish some control and enlist others to help you'

Annette Davidson runs Icon Food Marketing, a boutique food marketing company that specializes in bringing…

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Red Hammer: 3 Great Reasons to Position Yourself as an Expert

How to leverage your knowledge to expand your professional brand

Don’t just be an “Average Joe” worker. Find ways to leverage your knowledge as a…

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John Hopkins Pays $190 Million Over Secret Gynecologist Recording

Hospital hopes settlement will bring peace to female victims

According to reports, Johns Hopkins Hospital will pay $190 million to settle a lawsuit over…

By Courtney Connley

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FROM THE CORNER OFFICE: Get Leadership and Business Strategy from the Greats, Presented by BMW

Get a view from a position of power via special content offerings

BMW presents ‘From the Corner Office,’ offering insights via special content, social media events and…

By Courtney Connley

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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.

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MTV Video Music Awards Nominations: Beyonce Leads With 8

Iggy Azalea and Eminem get seven nominations each

Beyonce leads the nominees with eight nods for this year’s MTV Video Music Awards, taking…

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Adenah Bayoh: Developing Properties and Operating Restaurants Locally

'I saw urban redevelopment as a vehicle to assist in economic revitalization of my community'

Adenah Bayoh, a real estate and restaurant entrepreneur, talks revitalizing her local community through franchising…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Alice Coachman, First Black Woman to Win an Olympic Gold Medal, Dies

Pioneer won at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London

Alice Coachman, who ran track and field, died at the age of 90 in Georgia…

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Women Winning: Study Finds Female Entrepreneurs Optimistic and Growing

Bank study breaks down what makes entrepreneurs tick

Bank study breaks down what makes entrepreneurs tick and finds that women entrepreneurs optimistic and…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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

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

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

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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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From Beauty Guru to Filmmaker: One Young Woman’s Savvy Journey to National TV

Kimberly Walker rebounded from a loss to having her screenplay, "Comeback Dad" debut on Uptv

Beauty-guru-turned-filmmaker Kimberly Walker rebounded from a loss to having her screenplay, “Comeback Dad” debut on…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Queen Latifah to Play Legendary Blues Singer Bessie Smith

Film, being shot in Atlanta, will debut next year

Queen Latifah will play the role of blues singer Bessie Smith in an upcoming HBO…

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6 Key Aspects of Workplace Culture

How these factors impact your performance

Are you conscious of workplace culture and how you fit into it—or don’t? Being aware…

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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NBA Hires Pamela El as Chief Marketing Officer

Former Nationwide Insurance executive will start her new position in August

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

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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…

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Emmy Nominations: Don Cheadle, Idris Elba and Kerry Washington Among Nominees

Check out the list of top black actors vying for awards

This year at the Emmy Awards, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Idris Elba, Don Cheadle, Cicely Tyson, Kerry…

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Top Worst States for Working Mothers

Did your state make the list?

National Partnership for Women and Families released its Expecting Better report details the worst states…

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Business of Beauty: Entrepreneur Talks Expanding Brand From YouTube

Rochelle Graham, founder of Alikay Naturals, details journey to upstart success

Rochelle Graham shares how she went from YouTube personality to founder and CEO of Alikay…

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Micro Loan Programs Helping Black Female Entrepreneurs Succeed

Small Business University winner Evelyn Haye taps local resources

Evelyn Hayes is the grand prize winner of the Black Enterprise Small Business University (SBU)…

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Crystal Clarke Joins Cast of Star Wars: Episode VII

Newcomer Crystal Clarke will appear in the latest movie

Crystal Clarke joins Lupita Nyong’o in the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. It’s the…

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘TK In The AM’

If you're unfamiliar with the popular radio veteran, get hip now

Tasty Keish, a popular radio veteran, is a force you should know as ‘TK in…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Report: Female White House Staffers Receive Smaller Raises, Fewer Promotions

More men hold higher-paying, senior jobs on Capitol Hill

Emerging numbers from White House on salaries paint negative portrait of pay equality.

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Study: Women Are More Optimistic About Economy Than Men

Female entrepreneurs also use social media more to connect with customers

In a study done by American Express, women are more likely to be optimistic about…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Essence’s 20th Anniversary Festival Largest Ever

Event surpassed last year's total of 543,000 attendees

The 20th anniversary of the Essence Festival drew more than 550,000 attendees, surpassing last year’s…

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Business on the Go: 5 Great Apps for Savvy Entrepreneurs

These tools will help you save time---and money

Who knew the cell phone would end up being one of the most innovative forms…

By Teri Harrison

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HBO to Air Beyonce Concert Series

Fox Host Calls Single Women ‘Beyonce Voters’ Who Depend on Government

Jesse Watters also adds that these are Hillary Clinton's biggest supporters

Fox News host Jesse Watters calls single women ‘Beyonce voters’ who ‘depend on the government’…

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Essence Festival Expected to Break Attendance Record

Its 20th anniversary expected to draw more than 543,000 attendees

Essence Festival’s 20th anniversary is the largest live event in the U.S. and this year…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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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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The 15 Realest #NiceGentrifier Tweets You Should See

Gloria Malone's keep-it-real trending topic has elicited strong responses

Gloria Malone’s keep-it-real #NiceGentrifier hashtag has been trending, so we’ve taken the 15 best tweets…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Google Will Help Women And Minorities Learn Coding For Free

Partnership with Code School augment Google’s Women Techmakers Program

Google’s Women Techmakers initiative is giving women and minorities interested in programming three months of…

By Patrick Austin

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Millennial Women Must Save, Prepare for Retirement

Suzanna de Baca of Ameriprise Financial details more on women and money

It’s important to create emergency savings, pay down debt, and lay down the foundation for…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Former Tinder Dating App Exec Sued For Sexual Harassment

Co-founder says Justin Mateen forced her out of the company she helped build

Popular dating app Tinder is under fire as former employee and co-founder Whitney Wolfe says…

By Patrick Austin

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BE 100s: Nation’s Most Successful Black-Owned Businesses

Check out the full list for the best of the best in auto, financial services and more

Black Enterprise ranks the most successful black-owned businesses via its 42nd annual BE 100s list.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Michelle Howard Becomes Navy’s First Female Four-Star Admiral

Pioneer was first black woman to serve as three-star officer in U.S. military

The Navy announced the promotion of Michelle Howard to four-star admiral, making her the first…

By Courtney Connley

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Harlem Hot Spot: One Entrepreneur’s Story of Passion, Longevity and Diversity

Cove Lounge's Alyah Horsford-Sidberry talks passion for entrepreneurship and power of location

Harlem entrepreneur Alyah Horsford-Sidberry talks longevity in hot location and why she’s passionate about her…

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[PHOTOS] #Freedom50: 10 Riveting Civil Rights Moments That Inspire

In commemoration of the Civil Rights Act anniversary, take a look at iconic moments of activism.

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

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Cool Jobs: How to Find Fulfillment—and Make a Living—Doing Good

Jerryanne Heath talks transition from entrepreneur to employee and success in career

Jerryanne Heath Chiume transitioned from entrepreneur to employee. She details the coolest aspects of a…

By Daron Pressley

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Supreme Court: Employers Can Refuse Contraceptive Coverage

Corporations can hold religious objections to birth control

New ruling by highest U.S. court says employers can refuse healthcare coverage of contraceptives.

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Exclusive: Keke Palmer’s Television Takeover

Young star talks history-making new show, “Just Keke,” and why age ain’t nothing but a number

In an exclusive interview with BlackEnterprise.com, Keke Palmer speaks on why her new talk show…

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Walmart Establishes New Way to Find Women Entrepreneurs’ Products

Retail giant makes plans to add a distinct logo to ID female-made offerings

Walmart is making plans to add a new logo to their products that will let…

By Courtney Connley

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Motion Picture Academy Aiming for Diversity

New efforts seek to change recent numbers: 93% white and 76% male

Academy that decides Oscars has invited 271 people who do not fit typical white male…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Sherri Shepherd And Jenny McCarthy Leave ABC’s ‘The View’

Who will replace her and Jenny McCarthy?

The popular ABC daytime talk show just lost two hosts: Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd.

By Kevin L. Clark

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Scandal Fashion: Kerry Washington to Launch Retail Line

Actress partners with The Limited to create an Olivia Pope-inspired clothing line

Kerry Washington partnered with “Scandal” costume designer, Lyn Paolo, and The Limited to bring a…

By Courtney Connley

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NBA Gets A+ For Racial Hiring Practices

League gets outstanding marks for gender hiring as well

The 2014 National Basketball Association Racial and Gender Report Card (RGRC) reflect high scores for…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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5 Master Networking Tips for Successful Connections

Use this checklist to prep for your next professional event

Here are five ways to make supreme connections at any networking event.

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Career v. Relationship: Watch an Exclusive Clip of Bravo’s ‘Married to Medicine’

Catch a sneak peek of this weekend's episode debate on careers and relationships

Watch an exclusive clip of Sunday’s ‘Married to Medicine’ episode where a heated debate ensues…

By Courtney Connley

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HBO to Air Beyonce Concert Series

HBO to Air Beyoncé Concert Series

'Beyonce: X10' can be viewed from June 29th

Beyonce’s HBO series will chronicle performances from superstar’s Mrs. Carter Show World Tour over the…

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Actress Lupita Nyong’o Covers Vogue

Actress speaks about recent paparazzi coverage

Actress Lupita Nyong’o discusses her new found fame and recent paparazzi adventures.

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Top 5 Cool Jobs for the Travel Lover

If you like employment that includes jet-setting, this is for you

If you love adventure and never staying in one spot for a long time, these…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Cool Jobs: Successful TV Writer Talks Molding Hit Shows

With a resume that includes Tyler Perry Studios, Tanya Hoffler's got what it takes

Industry vet Tanya Hoffler of Tyler Perry Studios details writing for major sitcoms, and key…

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Top 5 Cool Jobs for the Fashion Crazed

If you have a knack for style and flair, these options are for you

Love shopping or all that is fashion? These cool jobs are right up your alley.

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Top 5 Cool Jobs for Seniors and Retirees

For Boomers who want more than the sedentary, here are a few interesting options

If your over age 55 and looking for a cool job that’s beyond the sedentary,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Top 5 Cool Jobs for Social Media Fanatics

These options are perfect for the Web savvy

If you love being on the Web and have a knack for social media, these…

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Top 5 Cool Jobs for Extroverts

Check out these top options for employment

If you’re an extrovert, these are the perfect fit for you.

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Top 5 Cool Jobs Perfect for Introverts

If you're more inclined to work 'inward,' these options are worth exploring

If you’re an introvert, these cool jobs are perfect for you.

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Hollywood Boss Moves: Queen Latifah Show Promotes Industry Vets

Among other new appointments, Ianthe Jones becomes co-EP on talk show

Sony Pictures Television announced changes within ranks, including naming Ianthe Jones as co-executive producer of…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Survey: Top 10 Cities for Worker Satisfaction

Austin, Atlanta, and other southern cities have the highest job approval ratings

Huntsville, Atlanta and other southern cities have the highest job approval ratings among employees, according…

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Maya Angelou: Top 10 Boss Moves of a Global Renaissance Woman

Novelist, actress and educator laid the groundwork for female bosses of color around the world

Remembering her legacy, here are the top 10 most daring and inspiring career moments of…

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Author Maya Angelou Dies at 86

Actress, composer, and Hollywood's first female black director

Maya Angelou, singer, dancer, actress, composer, and Hollywood’s first female black director, has died at…

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Cool Jobs: ‘Single Ladies’ Dancer Talks Longevity in the Industry

Ebony Williams found success following her dream and leveraging creative skills

Ebony Williams, a trained professional dancer who’s worked with the likes of Beyonce, talks the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Nicole Chaplin: From Marketing Celebrities to Training Them

Celebrity fitness professional: 'I am a motivator above all things'

Author and celebrity trainer discusses her career change from marketing professional to world of fitness.

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Entrepreneurs Conference Day 2: Kick-Off One-on-One with Valerie Daniels-Carter

Attendees set to be inspired and empowered by queen of franchising

The second day of the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference kicks off with a one-on-one with…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Ugandan-Born Business Leader Talks Career Transitions and Changing Dialogue on Africa

Liz Ngonzi talks international transitions and advances for global development

Culture cultivator and entrepreneur Liz Ngonzi talks career transitions and how women can pursue a…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Power Women of the Diaspora: Celebrity Stylist Talks How She Expanded Brand Globally

Felicia Leatherwood went from local beautician to international haircare phenom

Global stylist and natural haircare advocate details how she went from local beautician to international…

By Kandia Johnson

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Code Fever Co-Founder Felecia Hatcher Talks the Importance of STEM Education

Black Enterprise-Gates Symposium speaker advocates for youth

Code Fever co-founder talks the importance of STEM education and the need for entrepreneurs to…

By Courtney Connley

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OneUnited Bank President Teri Williams Talks About Book, ‘I Got Bank’

Financial services leader also details advice on financial fitness advocacy

Teri Williams, president at OneUnited Bank, talks her book, financial literacy, and the importance of…

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‘An African City’ Producer Talks How Global Career Transition Inspired Hit Web Series

Nicole Amarteifio took experiences working abroad to highlight professional women

Nicole Amarteifio, executive producer of “An African City,” talks working in Africa and how experiences…

By Nina Oduro

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Survey: Working Moms More Content With Jobs Than Dads

Employers say parenting skills transferable in job market

Research shows more job fulfillment among working mothers. It also indicates transferable skills from parenting…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Lisa Price: Carol’s Daughter ‘Still Going Strong,’ Despite Bankruptcy Filing

CEO asserts natural beauty brand is resilient and still in business

Carol’s Daughter stores are closing their doors, but the company is not shutting down, CEO…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Women In Communications Honors Queen Latifah

R&B diva Mary J. Blige presents Matrix Award to the entrepreneur and hip hop icon at New York ceremony

The 44th Annual Matrix Awards recognizes women who have made significant contributions within the communications…

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Global Advocates Protest Abduction of Over 200 Nigerian Girls

Global advocates rally for more action in ensuring the girls' return

Nigerian residents demand more action be taken in ensuring the girls safe return

By Courtney Connley

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Coca-Cola Appoints New EVP and Chief Financial Officer

Kathy N. Waller brings extensive leadership experience and accounting expertise

The Coca-Cola Co. board of directors recently announced the appointment of Kathy N. Waller as…

By Janell Hazelwood

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The Nicki Minaj Factor: 3 Career Lessons on Rebranding For Milliennials

Millennials: Take a cue on tone-down image when making career transitions

Nicki Minaj’s toned-down image teaches not only a lesson or two in style, but in…

By Courtney Connley

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Girls and Guns: Booming Market for Female Gun Instructors

Entrepreneur says female advantage: 'Knowing which side women carry purse'

Female gun instructors in high demand reports entrepreneur. “It can be as simple as knowing…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Journalist Robin Roberts Talks Strength of Women … and Friendly Competition with Michelle Obama

At NAPW conference, breast cancer survivor inspires with career of triumphs

National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) honored journalist Robin Roberts with the Icon Awards. She…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Star Jones and National Association of Professional Women Kick Off Conference in NYC

Top speakers include Barbara Corcoran and Robin Roberts

Hosted by Star Jones, more than 1,100 professionals to convene to network and be inspired…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Ebony Magazine Names Mitzi Miller New Editor-in-Chief

Award-winning journalist and author moves to new post from Jet

Ebony magazine recently announced the appointment of Mitzi Miller as its new editor-in-chief.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Council of Urban Professionals Honors Industry Leaders in NYC

The Council of Urban Professionals honored leaders in finance, tech and media at its 7th…

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Power Women of the Diaspora: How a Professional Mastered Art of Gifting to Make a Living

Afi Lartey shares tips on relationships and leveraging swag bags for branding

Afi Lartey shares tips on overcoming fear, working with global clients and making unforgettable statements…

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

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

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

By Mia N. Hall

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3 Quickfire Networking Tips with Author & Marketer Sabrina Kizzie

Key people in your circles you should always stay connected with

Author and Baruch College lecturer Sabrina Kizzie shares the importance of keeping in touch with…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Just Say No to Coffee Meetings: Effective or Nah?

Time management and kind declines are just business---not always personal

When it comes to effective networking, saying no is a business norm, but does that…

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Earning What’s Due: 4 Boss Moves to Make on Equal Pay Day

Active ways millennial women can make a difference today

As the pay gap for women and men is highlighted today for Equal Pay Day,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Sweet Success: 10 Minutes with ‘Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s’ Miss Robbie

Restaurateur gives tips on career longevity and prepping for expansion

Restaurateur and OWN network TV star Miss Robbie Montgomery talks career longevity and plans for…

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Power Women of the Diaspora: Two Females Forge Global Bonds in the Heart of Harlem

How Harlem Shake founders found success in meshing cultures and diverse talents

Harlem Shake partners Jelena Pasic and Dardra Coaxum have found that by embracing diversity and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Success Quips: 3 Quickfire Networking Tips with Boss Network’s Cameka Smith

How to diffuse the most awkward situations when trying to connect

In this special BlackEnterprise.com series, we share quick and dirty tips on career enhancement and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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New Survey: Generation Y Most Equipped to Handle Today’s Greatest Challenges

Poll examines the issues that drive young people to action

Survey of 17- to 26-year-olds finds an generation that believes it is better equipped than…

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American Society of Landscape Architects Promotes Unique Career Options for Minorities

Advocacy efforts start April to promote African-American study and occupation pursuit

Landscape architects will work in April to promote the landscape architecture profession to students, specifically…

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ADT Names Jerri DeVard New SVP, Chief Marketing Officer

Spelman College grad and board member brings exemplary leadership to post

The ADT Corp., a leading company that provides residential and small business electronic securityand other…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Cool Jobs: Irene Dele-Adejumo Crafts Sweet Works of Art with Fruit

Nigerian-American founder of Fruit Art talks meshing creativity with career

Irene Dele-Adejumo, chef and fruit carver talks learning to turn fruit into art and expanding…

By Nina Oduro

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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.

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Women’s History Month: Joanne Berger-Sweeney First Black Female President at Trinity College

Leading administrator brings neuroscience and business management experience

Joanne Berger-Sweeney, Ph.D. becomes first African American and female president at Trinity College in Connecticut.

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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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Since 2009, Saran Kaba Jones has raised more than $250,000 for clean water projects in Liberia with via her nonprofit, FACE Africa, and partners including the Voss Foundation, JP MorganChase Community Giving, P&G’s Covergirl, The Global Neighborhood Fund, Chevron, the Coca-Cola Co., and The Segal Family Foundation.

"I'm continuing in the legacy of my father, who always stressed to me about reaching back and being of service," Jones said at the event, which was held at New York's beautiful Chelsea Piers. For her work, Jones has been listed by the Guardian UK as one of Africa's 25 Top Women Achievers, alongside President Joyce Banda of Malawi and Nobel Laureate Leymah  Gbowee and was named a 2013 World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.

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PHOTOS: WASH Gala Brings Out Who’s Who in Global Business, Fashion & Entertainment

FACE Africa’s WASH Gala brought out the who’s who in global business, fashion and entertainment…

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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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Power Women of the Diaspora: Young Leader Talks Creating International Network of Women

How Lilian Ajayi seeks to take power networking to the next level

Lilian Ajayi, founder of Global Connections for Women (GC4W), discusses why connecting women for empowering…

By Kandia Johnson

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Cool Jobs: Young Stylist to the Stars Talks Career Capital & Longterm Success

Olori Swank talks tips for young hopefuls in tough fashion industry

Self-taught celebrity stylist to stars including TI and Nicole Murphy shares how to build long-lasting…

By Daron Pressley

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Power Women of the Diaspora: A Leader’s Journey from Chemist to Business Advocate

Christine Martey-Ochola, Ph.D, details passion for pushing boundaries for success

Christine Martey-Ochola, Ph.D., co-founder and president of the Sub-Saharan Africa Chamber of Commerce talks diverse…

By Nina Oduro

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Women Dominate Low-Wage Jobs But Still Paid Less Than Men

Working mothers face earnings gap

Research finds that though women dominate low-wage jobs, they are still paid less than their…

By Janell Hazelwood

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From Red Lobster to Banking Leader: One Woman Shares Her Story of Transitions and Success

Anie-Akpe Lewis, Innov8tiv mag founder, talks leveraging diverse experiences

Akpe-Lewis, banking executive and founder of Innov8tiv magazine, shares how her diverse career background has…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Social Media Maven Ignites Social Change and Career Fulfillment Through Fierce Shoes & Action

How Luvvie Ajayi turned passion for digital media and shoes into HIV activism

Digital strategist Luvvie Ajayi decided to use her passion for AIDS advocacy and social media…

By Kandia Johnson

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I’m ‘Bossy’ … And There’s Nothing Wrong With That

Sheryl Sandberg's campaign is a little shortsighted, missing the point

Sheryl Sandberg has called for a ban of the word ‘bossy,’ but one columnist encourages…

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"What I wanted to do was connect women of color globally to define  the world on their terms," said Simone Bresi-Ando, far right, founder of I'mPOSSIBLE, whose career and motivation conversations started in the U.K. via Google Hangouts and events. With her social enterprise, Bresi-Ando seeks to educate, connect and empower young women of color by celebrating, highlighting and promoting the achievements of women from all ethnic backgrounds, showcasing their life stories and successes.

"There's something Lupita N'yong'o said that I just can't get out of my mind. The phrase she used was 'the seduction of inadequacy,' and it struck me---stopped me in tracks," said Bresi-Ando. "We are so used to being seduced by inadequacy. What I want to ask you today is, could you please stop it? Now, we can be seduced by the possible."

Power Women Giving Back: Industry Leaders Talk What It Takes for Women to Succeed

At the ImPossible Conversations event in New York City, four female leaders in media and…

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Singer Estelle Talks the Power of Women and Importance of Global Boss Moves

Grammy-award winning artist and label founder inspires next generation

Grammy award-winning artist and New London Records founder Estelle talks about the true power of…

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Continuing the Momentum of Lupita: 3 Boss Moves to Get You Started

Millennials, be inspired in your career journey as we all watch Nyong'o's star rise

Inspired by the career journey of Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o, check out three boss moves that…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Boss Moves: DASNY Executive Gains Post at NYC Comptroller’s Office

Carra Wallace brings 20 years of public sector experience to newly created position

Carra Wallace, of the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, gains new post…

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Not Your Average Networking: 3 Fun Ways to Build Connections

Ladies, here's a refreshing break from the same old, same old

Sick of the same old, tired networking events? Here are three ways to shake things…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women’s History Month: Chancellor of D.C. Public Schools Talks Dynamic Leadership in Teaching

Kaya Henderson offers tools for success for today's educators

Kaya Henderson, chancellor for Washington D.C. Public Schools, share tools for success in education.

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Women’s History Month: U.S. Foreign Service Diplomat Finds Career Success in Caribbean

How Krystal Norman expanded her career horizons by working abroad

Through her work abroad, Krystle Norman has organized and spearheaded global as well as local…

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Report: U.S. Adds 175,000 Jobs, Unemployment Rate Hits 6.7%

African Americans still see disproportionate unemployment

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its jobs report, showing little change in unemployment in…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women of Power: Why We Must Educate Our Daughters in STEM

Gates Foundation and leaders explore challenges and solutions

At the Black Enterprise Women of Power summit, leaders talked importance of educating girls in…

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Carla Harris of Morgan Stanley Lands Post as Chair of Executive Leadership Council

Executive brings stellar global investment and business experience

Carla Harris, of Morgan Stanley, has been appointed chair of The Executive Leadership Council (ELC).

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Women’s History Month: Female Leaders See Record Year Among Most Wealthy and Successful

Forbes list reveals three industry powerhouses of African descent

Forbes released its 2014 list of the world’s most wealthy, with women having a record…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women’s History Month: Global Executive Talks 3 Tips For Taking Business International

Julia Wilson traveled to South Africa and never looked back

Wilson is bullish on the African continent

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Women’s History Month: 5 Ways to Draw From Diverse Experiences for Job-Seeking Success

Five areas of transferable skills that can upgrade your marketability

Women complete tasks every day that make them a force to be reckoned with. Here’s…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women of Power: Pushing Past Fear To Make Your Next Career Move

Panel of executives discuss navigating through a range of transitions

At the Black Enterprise Women of Power summit, attendees learn how to push past fears…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Women’s History Month: ‘The Hip-Hop Professional’ Talks Gaining Career Longevity

Music exec-turned-entrepreneur shares three tips for success

Music industry vet and entrepreneur Shanti Das shares three keys to longevity and career success…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women of Power: Risk, Re-brand & Reboot: The Art of Reinvention

Linda Johnson Rice and Desiree Rogers of Johnson Publishing Co. talk career journeys

Linda Johnson Rice, chairman of Johnson Publishing Co., and Desiree Rogers, CEO of the powerhouse…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women of Power: 3 Tips to Manage Your Online Reputation

How to ensure your Web brand matches reality

The Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit, attendees learned how to manage their Web brand…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women of Power: How to Have the Career Team Advantage

Professionals encouraged to get honest feedback for true professional growth

At the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit, professionals learned the importance of having a…

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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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Women of Power: 3 Tips to Maximize LinkedIn for Professional Success

Think beyond the basics to ensure you're getting the most from your experience

Social media expert S. Lynn Cooper shares tips for Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women of Power: How to Become the Go-To Person for Winning Results

Women of Power panelists share insights on positioning themselves as leaders

At the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit, corporate leaders share how women can position…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women of Power: Conquering Self-Doubt to Achieve Success

Professional women explore concept of the 'imposter phenomenon'

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On day two of the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women of Power: Legacy Award Honoree Myrlie Evers Williams Talks Life’s Work & Reinvention

Civil rights advocate shares insights on Medgar Evers and her upcoming memoire

At the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit, editorial director Sonia Alleyne sat down one-on-one…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women of Power Day Two: Professionals Start Day with Fitness and Empowerment

Professionals have full day of enriching seminars in store

Day two of the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit has begun with fitness and…

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Women of Power: 3 Top Apps to Make Networking a Cinch

Add fast, fun convenience to making quality connections with these tech tools

Three apps that make networking at any conference or professional convention convenient, fast and fun.

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Master Connector Jodi Brockington Shares Insider Tips on Using Tech to Build Your Network

Check out these tips on how to leverage social media for quality connections

At the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit in Boca Raton, Florida, master connector Jodi…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women of Power Summit Kicks Off In Boca Raton, Florida

Participants start events with Macy's shopping and pampering

Professionals and executives venture to sunny Florida as the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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5 Outragous–Even Bizarre–Firings That Made the News

These cases of termination raised more than an eyebrow

A Des Moines man was fired after using a forklift to free goodies from a…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Cool Jobs: Young, Leading Stylist Talks Breaking Into Fashion and the Power of Mentor Mojo

How Joy Adaeze went from medical school labs to Fashion Week runways

Leading stylist and blogger Joy Adaeze details her career journey in fashion and how she’s…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Feeling Different: Research Links Self-Perception In Office to Success

Findings point to importance of diversity and inclusion

Feeling like an outcast at this office doesn’t just have emotional repercussions. It can be…

By Janell Hazelwood

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From Bad Girl to Event Planner, Karleen Roy Achieves Career Success

Young leader talks expanding her brand and importance of great relationships

Howard University alumna used experience working with Sean Combs to launch self-sustaining career and events…

By Kimberly Wilson

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Workplace Trends: Is It True that People Don’t Prefer Working With or For Women?

Research says perception vs. experience doesn't exactly add up

Recent research finds that many people don’t have a preference either way when it comes…

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