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What Masks and Identities Do You Bring to Work?

Using Rachel Dolezal as an opportunity to self-reflect

The identities that we utilize in our lives are based on the experiences, values, and…

By Dr. Atira Charles

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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…

By Brittany Dandy

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Claressa Shields, America’s Best Kept Secret

How she brought home America's first gold medal in womens' boxing

With the Olympic trials coming up in October, every day is spent honing her skills,…

By Michael Tolbert

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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…

By Brittany Dandy

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Halle Berry Will Pay $16,000 Child Support

[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.

By Brittany Dandy

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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.

By Courtney Connley

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[STUDY] Women of Color in STEM Discriminated Against in the Workplace

Harvard Business Review finds key factors that push women away from STEM careers

A study released by Harvard Business Review finds five key factors that push women away…

By Courtney Connley

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2015 African American Festival to Take Place in Baltimore

Black Enterprise hosts AAF sessions on success and empowerment

As you get ready to celebrate life and black culture, don’t forget to up your…

By Safon Floyd

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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…

By Brittany Dandy

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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…

By Brittany Dandy

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Raven-Symoné Named New Co-Host of ‘The View’

Star says her new job is a dream come true

ABC announces Raven-Symoné as the newest co-host of “The View”

By Courtney Connley

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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…

By Brittany Dandy

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Texas Governor Signs Law Abolishing Natural Hair Braiding Regulations

State no longer to treat hair braiders like barbers, a final victory for Isis Brantley

Texas no longer to treat hair braiders like barbers, ending a 20-year battle against unfair…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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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.

By Brittany Dandy

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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.

By Brittany Dandy

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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…

By Brittany Dandy

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Howard University Presents Woman in STEM Researcher of the Year Award

A Howard alum and department chair receives the award

Howard University, a top HBCU awarded a Howard alum and department chair the second Woman…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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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…

By Brittany Dandy

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Educator Claudine Gay Named Harvard’s New Dean of Social Science

Gay will officially step into her role July 1

Harvard University names Claudine Gay as new dean of social science

By Courtney Connley

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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…

By Brittany Dandy

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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.

By Kandia Johnson

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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…

By Courtney Connley

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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.

By Brittany Dandy

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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…

By Brittany Dandy

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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…

By Brittany Dandy

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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.

By Brittany Dandy

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Celebrate National Running Day by Joining 3 African American Running Clubs

On June 3, runners will join a coast-to-coast celebration of running

On June 3, runners will join National Running Day a coast-to-coast celebration of running.

By Kandia Johnson

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Shaw University Announces New President

Tashni Dubroy cites partnerships as key to fiscal efficiency

Shaw University’s new president vows to stabilize the school’s finances, academics and leadership, and looks…

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7 LinkedIn Upgrades That Will Help You Find a Job

Key ways to help you maximize your profile

Seven upgrades that will help you maximize your LinkedIn profile.

By Courtney Connley

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Lisa Leslie Talks Upcoming Induction into Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame

Gold Medalist talks career journey and induction into the Women's basketball Hall of Fame

Lisa Leslie, Gold Medalist and first woman to dunk in a professional game, talks career…

By Kandia Johnson

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Gov. Cuomo Announces New Efforts to Protect Nail Salon Employees

A new set of bill of rights will now be printed and displayed in nail salons across the city

Gov. Cuomo announces new plan to protect the pay and health of nail salon employees.

By Courtney Connley

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Making Computer Science Accessible to All

Teaching approach attracts female students

Teaching computer science in a way that’s more accessible to women and all students.

By Robin White Goode

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Parents Create Black Doll for Their Daughter

The Sweetings' raised over $50,000 on Kickstarter for their black, natural hair doll

The Sweetings created the Angelica Doll, a black doll with natural hair, for their daughter.

By Brittany Dandy

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[VIDEO] Top Leaders Talk Diversity in Tech

CEOs at former startups to corporations talk about the lack of diversity in technology and what can be done to improve it

Diversity in tech has evolved into one of the hottest topics in the industry.

By Joel Lyons

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Married to Medicine Star Quad Webb-Lunceford Talks Balancing Career, Reality TV and Family

Celeb talks new business ventures and season 3 of Married to Medicine airing on June 7th

Quad Webb-Lunceford talks business ventures and new season of Married to Medicine airing on June…

By Kandia Johnson

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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.

By Courtney Connley

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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…

By Courtney Connley

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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…

By Brittany Dandy

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Degree-Holding Professionals Born Abroad Now Earn More Than U.S.-Born Workers

Data shows college educated workers born outside the U.S. have seen an increase in pay

New report shows that college educated professionals born abroad earn more than U.S. born workers

By Courtney Connley

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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.

By Brittany Dandy

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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…

By Brittany Dandy

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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.

By Daron Pressley

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Sheryl Underwood’s Tips for Success in Comedy and Business

Strategies for getting ahead, on and off the stage

Sheryl Underwood offers several strategies for getting ahead, on and off the stage.

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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.

By Brittany Dandy

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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…

By Brittany Dandy

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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.

By Brittany Dandy

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Milton Lawrence Jr.’s Beauty Shield App Protects Stylists’ Work

The watermarks and in-app contracts keep hairstylists' and makeup artists' portfolios safe

Milton Lawrence Jr.’s Beauty Shield app applies watermarks and offers contracts to keep stylists’ work…

By Joel Lyons

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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…

By Brittany Dandy

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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…

By Brittany Dandy

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[WATCH] Pharrell Williams, A$AP Rocky, Zoe Kravitz Premier Dope At Cannes

Movie 'Dope' premiers at Cannes Film Festival

Pharrell Williams, A$AP Rocky, Zoe Kravitz, Chanel Iman and more attend the international premiere for…

By Kandia Johnson

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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.

By Brittany Dandy

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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.

By Brittany Dandy

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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,…

By Brittany Dandy

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How Job-Hopping Affects Your Career

Survey shows the pros and cons to job-hopping

New survey shows the benefits and negative impact of job-hopping on an employee’s career.

By Courtney Connley

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6 Former BE Kidpreneur and Teenpreneur Attendees Discuss the Importance of Teaching Youth Entrepreneurship

Teenpreneurs reflect on lessons learned and impact of entrepreneurship workshops

Entrepreneurship is arguably the crux of wealth-building, but too often, particularly in the black community,…

By Christine Edmond

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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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How Being Raised By a Working Mom Can Lead to Greater Career Success

Study says daughters of working mothers tend to earn more than those who had stay-at-home moms

Harvard University study finds that working mothers have a positive impact on the career success…

By Courtney Connley

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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…

By Brittany Dandy

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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…

By Brittany Dandy

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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…

By Kandia Johnson

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Employers to Offer More Better Paying Jobs this Summer

Survey shows 53 percent of employers will have summer job openings paying at least $15 an hour

Results from Harris Poll show that employers are looking to offer more better paying jobs…

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An Estimated 75 Percent of Workers World Wide Are Employed on a Temporary Basis

Report shows the job insecurity is felt by millions worldwide

Report from the International Labour Organization shows an estimated 75 percent of workers globally are…

By Courtney Connley

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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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The Big Career Mistake That’s Causing Recent Grads to Miss Out on Income

Survey shows only 38 percent of millennials negotiate their salary

A recent survey by NerdWallet says that only 38 percent of recent college graduates negotiate…

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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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The National Black Theatre In Harlem Celebrates Its 47th Anniversary

This year's gala marks what would have been NBT Founder Barbara Ann Teer's 78th birthday

Barbara Ann Teer’s National Black Theatre (NBT) will host the eighth annual TEER Spirit Awards…

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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…

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New Study Shows Decline In Women Entrepreneurs

New data shows for the first time in 20 years fewer women are starting businesses

Women opened 36.8% of U.S. businesses in 2014, down from an average of 40.7% over…

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Top 10 Jobs that Don’t Require a Bachelor’s Degree

Best jobs for professionals without a college degree

A recent report from CareerCast highlights the top jobs that don’t require a bachelor’s degree

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Black Women and the Pay Gap

How to negotiate your way to financial success

We’ve all heard this scary statistic about the pay gap between men and women: Women…

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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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Millennial CEO Latasha Kinnard Speaks To College Grads On Coping With Student Loans

Here are five smart ways new grads can reduce the burden of student loan debt

Millennial CEO Latasha Kinnard shares five smart ways that new college grads can reduce the…

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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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[LIVE STREAMING] Get Updates from the 2015 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit

Attendees prepare for three days of networking, learning and inspiration

Nation’s leading black entrepreneurs and executives gather in Atlanta for Black Enterprise’s 20th Annual Entrepreneurs…

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[REPORT] Female Tech Entrepreneurs Are Optimistic Despite Discrimination

Women in Silicon Valley encouraged more to enter the field

The lack of women in Silicon Valley is not news, but their views on being…

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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…

By Brittany Dandy

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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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Plus Sized Model Challenges Fashion Industry’s Definition of Beauty

Ronnie Howard launches 'Learn the Curve' Workshops to empower women to embrace their curves

Model Ronnie Howard launches “Learning Curve” Workshops to empower women to embrace their curves.

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Harriet Tubman Wins Poll For Woman On $20 Bill

Petitions to replace Andrew Jackson were delivered to the White House

Harriet Tubman wins Women On 20′s campaign to replace the face of Andrew Jackson.

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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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Navy Secretary to Propose Doubling Maternity Leave

Ray Mebus, Navy Secretary, wants the military branch to become more family friendly

Ray Mebus, Navy Secretary, wants the military branch to become more family friendly by doubling…

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ColorComm Announces 2015 Circle Awards Honorees

Organization will honor eight outstanding women during July conference

The national organization for women of color in communications will honor eight outstanding women during…

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[WATCH] Singer Amerie Offers Her Version of ‘Extraordinary Means’

Songstress reveals some of her favorite books and other interesting insights via Youtube

Songstress Amerie reveals of her favorite books and other interesting insights via viral social media…

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Starbucks Workers Getting Free Tuition Expected to Double

Nearly half the employees hired last month say they will take advantage of the program

After expanding its free tuition program, the number of Starbucks employees working to earn a…

By Courtney Connley

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Black Women and Money: Making Lemonade Out of Lemons

How to create financial security when the odds are stacked against us

Creating a healthy financial life can feel like a balancing act as we try to…

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5 Unique Places to Take Mom for Mother’s Day

Check out some cool places to take mom on May 10

If you’re looking for some unique ways to spend Mother’s Day here are some ideas…

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Twitter Chat: Jacquette Timmons to Talk Black Women and Finances

The financial expert to help us manage our purses

Financial behaviorist Jacquette Timmons will address financial planning as it relates to black women in…

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BE Exclusive: Jane Fonda Discusses Raising a Black Daughter

Giving each other life

Mary Luana Williams, nicknamed ‘Lulu,’ never imagined that one day she would call one of…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Sweet 16: ‘Married to Medicine’ Star on Making Others Millionaires

Lisa Nicole Cloud talks her industry and empowering others

Self-made millionaire Lisa Nicole Cloud of Married to Medicine shares how she got her start,…

By Essence Gant

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Black Women’s Health Imperative Launches ‘Lessons From Mom’

In honor of Mother’s Day, share the hashtag on social media

The Black Women’s Health Imperative is launching an online gallery and social media campaign to…

By Kandia Johnson

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Making Her Daughter Money Smart

Suleni and Sulma's story of love, learning, and leading by example

Advice from Sulma Arzu-Brown and husband Maurice on raising financially savvy children.

By Stacey Tisdale

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She Leads Africa Offering Up to $50,000 for Entrepreneurs

Organization hosting second business pitch competition

Founders of She Leads African announces 2nd business pitch competition. Finalists will be invited to…

By Kandia Johnson

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La La Anthony Shares Rules of Success in The Power Playbook

Entrepreneur and mom lays out guidelines for independence and success

The bestselling author, entrepreneur and mom lays out the guidelines for independence, money, and success…

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Hot 97 Empowers Girls With Ultimate Prom Experience

Laura Stylez & Nessa promote self-confidence and host giveaway contest and makeover

HOT 97’s Laura Stylez & Nessa hosted the wrap-up party for their Ultimate Prom Experience…

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Wells Fargo Donates $25,000 To Black Female Social Entrepreneur

Bank supports local non-profits and small businesses through it initiatives

Wells Fargo support women- and minority-owned business through grants, loans, and resource centers.

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Top 10 Best States for Working Mothers

Study examines child care, professional opportunities, and work-life balance

WalletHub releases a report to show the best and worst states for working mothers.

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Denise Boutte Talks Working with Tyler Perry and Her New Movie

Denise Boutte talks career journey and new movie 'For the Love of Ruth'

Denise Boutte had no idea she would land in the TV and film industry, working…

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[SURVEY] The 40-hour Work Week is Dead

Research shows that the majority of full-time working Americans put in more than forty hours

Research shows that the majority of full-time working Americans, put in more than forty hours.…

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Star Students: 5 Actors Taught by ABFF Teacher Tasha Smith

The ABFF Master Class teacher has quite the resume

At the American Black Film Festival in New York City, June 11-14, actress Tasha Smith…

By Essence Gant

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New York Passes State Bill to Shield Pregnant Women from Workplace Discrimination

Legislatures pass bill that covers all women across the state

New York passes a state bill to prevent pregnant women from facing workplace discrimination.

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Fashion Sense to Cents: RHOA Marlo Hampton and ‘The Art of Style’

The reality star finds a business angle in all her fierceness

Former RHOA star Marlo Hampton kicks off a fashion experience and a new tier to…

By Essence Gant

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[VIDEO] Chrisette Michele Behind the Scenes in Studio for New Album

The songstress talks Baltimore Riots, art and more

Songstress, Chrisette Michele talks Baltimore Riots, art and new album in YouTube video.

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Sam’s Club Commits $13.6 Million To Help Women and Minority Business Owners

New program set to increase access to capital and better borrower education

Small Business Economic Mobility initiative aims to enable nonprofit Community Development Financial Institutions to make…

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Maximize Your Skill Set Create Multiple Streams of Income

Fitness trainer Jonese Holloway talks how she turned a hobby into three successful revenues

Fitness trainer, Jonese Holloway, talks how she turned a hobby into three successful revenue streams.

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Giving Your Daughter Strong Financial Values

Tips to help mothers create ‘money smart’ girls

Tips to help mothers create ‘money smart’ girls, helping their daughters have strong financial values.

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Rapper MC Lyte Becomes Board Member for Dillard University

The hip-hop pioneer now sits on the board of trustees for historic university

Philanthropist, MC Lyte, now sits on the board of trustees for the historical Dillard University.

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African American Mothers’ Health at Risk During Pregnancy

Study finds U.S. ranks last among developed nations

Study finds U.S. ranks last in mothers’ health among developed nations with African American mothers…

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Top Reasons Workers Leave Their Jobs

New survey reveals the top factors the lead to an employee quitting

New survey released by EY reveals the top reasons workers quit their jobs.

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Crowdfunding Spotlight: Black Female Filmmakers Seek To Produce Modern Day Love Triangle

IndieGoGo campaign set at $50,000 funding target

Black LGBT women filmmakers try to raise $50,000 to make a movie about a black…

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[VIDEO] Lauryn Hill Dedicates Song to Nigeria After Missed Performance

Award winning songstress apologizes and sings 'Doo Wop That Thing'

Award winning songstress, Lauryn Hill, apologizes to Nigeria after missed performance and dedicates “Doo Wop…

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Kim Kardashian West Explores Mental Health and Social Media on New HLN Show

Reality star joins experts to turn attention to a growing issue

Executive Producer Kardashian West joined forces with the producers of Dr. Drew Pinsky’s HLN hit…

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[REPORT] Minorities Landed More Tech Jobs in Labor Market Recovery

Blacks and Hispanics had increases from 2009-2014, but women made up just 25% of tech workforce

More blacks got tech jobs during labor market recovery, with women making up 25% of…

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Fashion and Philanthropy: Bené Scarves is a Small Business With a Big Mission

How Sasha Matthews and Michelle Blue formed friendpreneurship to aid African girls

Bené is not a typical clothing company. It’s where fashion and philanthropy meet. Learn more…

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[VIDEO] Keke Palmer Empowers Young Girls to Stay Fit

Actress partners with Playtex to encourage girls to keep moving and stay confident

The multitalented actress, Keke Palmer partners with Playtex to encourage girls to keep moving and…

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Sierra Rainge Says ‘Dance in the Rain’ and Leave Room For Growth

Entrepreneur, life coach and author talks new book and business strategy

Sierra Rainge is the founder and owner of Limitless Living LLC and author of To…

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4 Great Ideas for a Girlfriend Getaway

Unique vacation and travel ideas for women

From “glamping” outdoors to wine tasting, good food and conversation, now is the time to…

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Women Entrepreneurs: 3 Ways to Get Your Piece of the $44.9 Billion Pie

Leaders talk strategy and resources for growing demographic of enterprising females

Black women have generated $44.9 billion in revenue with businesses in 2013. How can they…

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On the Move: Zola Mashariki Joins BET as Head of Original Programming

Mashariki will work alongside Stephen Hill to bring new programming to the network

BET Networks names Zola Mashariki EVP of original programming, where she will work alongside Stephen…

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Lupita Nyong’o Now Among Star Wars Leading Ladies

A quick look at the leading lady's Star Wars character, and five other worthy women of the galaxy

Lupita Nyong’o is to play a motion-capture character, Maz Kanata in the new Star Wars:…

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Debbie Morgan Talks Trading Fear for Fearlessness in New Memoir

The actress reveals her journey, laced with abuse, fear, triumph, and joy

Actress Debbie Morgan to release memoir May 2015, revealing triumphs, bouts with abuse, and fear.…

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Power Women of the Diaspora: Uganda Minister of Energy Details How Women Can Impact the World

Irene Nafuna Muloni shares advice for young leaders of African diaspora

BlackEnterprise.com caught up with Irene Muloni to talk about her role and how black women…

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Baltimore Reportedly Hires Crisis Management Expert Judy Smith

Smith to help with turning around the public perception of local officials

Baltimore hires Judy Smith to help with the public perception of city officials following the…

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Moms Made Millionaires with Facebook Commerce App Soldsie

F-Commerce may be the new money maker for entrepreneurs

Soldsie helped make these jewelry-selling moms into millionaires.

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Brooklyn on Tech: Millennials Take Matters in Their Own Hands to Diversify Industry

Founders Jessica Santana and Evin Robinson talk movement to upgrade a generation's jobs skills

Jessica Santana and Evin Robinson detail passion for advocating for STEM and tech education in…

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[Recap] BE Women of Power Summit ‘Moving From Pain to Power’

Dr. Brenna Lindsay discuss the ins and outs of her Women of Power empowerment session

In case you missed it, Dr. Brenna Lindsay recaps her, Women of Power “Enough is…

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Kitchen Surfing Personal Chefs May Balance Work, Life, and Healthy Eating

Catering website makes it affordable and easy to have your own cook any night of the week

Kitchen Surfing is a catering website that makes it affordable and easy to bring a…

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5 Follow-Worthy Female Bloggers Featured at Blogger Week 2015

Meet these reputable women of color, working hard on and offline

Here are five follow worthy bloggers, publicist, journalists and overall “power women” featured at this…

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