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NBA Teams Up with ‘Lean In Together’ for Gender Equality

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's organization is helping to empower women

Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook and longtime supporter of gender equality, has recently…

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Day 3: Education Power Players Talk Engaging Students Through Innovative Learning

Panelists detail using innovation to prepare students for the workforce

Education leaders talk the importance of keeping students engaged through innovative learning.

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Day 3, Social Media Buzz: Attendees Enjoy Jewels of Wisdom from Susan Taylor and Pam Grier

Legacy Award honorees share lessons learned in balancing purpose and passion

National CARES Mentoring Movement CEO Susan L. Taylor and actress-activist Pam Grier share stories of…

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Day 3: Leading Executives Talk Diversity and Innovation in the Workplace

Executives from Grosvenor Capital Management, PepsiCo, Bank of America and Intel Corp. offer insights

Leading female executives talk the value of adding diversity and innovation to the workplace

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Day 3: Experts Offer Tips for Getting ‘Unstuck’ in Your Career

Attendees learn how to refresh their professional development strategy

Dawn Davis, Marlene Gordon, Barbara Carr and Trudy Bourgeois offer tips on getting unstuck in…

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Day 3: Experts Talk Social Media Strategy in ‘Mobilizing You’ Session

At the Women of Power Summit, panel provides tips and advice

On day three of Black Enterprise’s Women of Power Summit, the panel “Mobilizing You” included…

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Day 3: How to Get a Seat on a Corporate Board

Panelists give actionable tips for women, and talk diversity

At Black Enterprise’s Women of Power Summit, panelists talk corporate board diversity and the path…

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Women of Power Summit: Day 3 Begins With More Dynamic Networking and Learning

More fitness, wellness, leadership sessions continue

Attendees continue dynamic networking and enriching participating in events at the Black Enterprise Women of…

By Janell Hazelwood

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3 Ways to Stand Out in a Saturated Market

Use this strategy to make your business brand more competitive

Here are three tips for becoming a bigger fish in an already large pond.

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Stylist to the Stars: Carmen Lilly Shares Tips to Empower Women Through Fashion

Professional behind the fab looks of celebrities including Rihanna shares style secrets

Wardrobe stylist Carmen Lilly is a pro at using fashion to help her clients exude…

By Kandia Johnson

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Top Real-Time Moments: Women of Power Summit Legacy Awards

Four exemplary women received the Legacy Award at the 2015 Black Enterprise Women of Power…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Day 2: Women of Power Attendees Learn the Value of Leveraging Their Power and Unique Talents

Chief Evangelist Paul Allen talks the power of learning your own strengths

Chief Evangelist for StrengthsFinder talks leveraging your power and owning your unique talents.

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Day 2: Afternoon Sessions Filled with Style, Leadership and Leisure at Women of Power Summit

Mellody Hobson, Lisa Nichols, beauty entrepreneurs, vision boards and more

The afternoon on Day 2 of Black Enterprise’s Women of Power continues with Mellody Hobson,…

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Day 2: Mellody Hobson Talks Career Success and Being Unapologetically Black

Ariel Investments L.L.C. President Melody Hobson talks her journey to career success and being unapologetically…

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Day 2: Women of Power Attendees Learn Power of Financial Independence

Racquel Oden, Sharon Epperson and Stacey Tisdale how to build and sustain a lucrative future

Financial experts Racquel Oden, Sharon Epperson and Stacey Tisdale talk the importance of financial independence

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Day 2, Social Media Buzz: Attendees Share Experience at Women of Power Summit

More highlights as power women share insights and make connections

The second day of power networking and empowerment continues in Fort Lauderdale Florida at the…

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Day 2: Executive Coach Deborah Gray-Young Talks Stereotypes in Leadership for Women

How perception can unconsciously affect female professionals of color

Executive coach Deborah Gray-Young talks fighting stereotypes professionally and personally in order to be an…

By Courtney Connley

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Day 2: Vernice ‘FlyGirl’ Armour Delivers Dynamic Keynote on Leaping Into Your Purpose

Pilot and speaker revealed personal secrets and tips to success for attendees

The first black female combat pilot hit Black Enterprise’s Women of Power Summit to revealing…

By Raqiyah Mays

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[WATCH LIVE NOW] Women of Power Summit Events Streaming Video

Catch top moments of excitement and empowerment via the Web

You can catch top moments from the Women of Power Summit via Black Enterprise’s live…

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Day 2: Women of Power Attendees Learn How to Be Effective Leaders in the Workplace

Adrienne Lofton, Ramona Rogers-Windsor and Katrina Adams offer dynamic strategy

Adrienne Lofton, Ramona Rogers-Windsor and Katrina Adams offer tips on how to reach your leadership…

By Courtney Connley

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Day 2: Women of Power Summit Kicks Off with Rise and Shine Morning Activities

Yoga on the beach and fitness by Jodi Brockington start the day

Day two of Black Enterprise’s Women of Power Summit kicks off with Rise & Shine…

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Day 2: Lisa Nichols Offers Tips for Helping Women Channel Their Inner Power

Motivating the Masses CEO helps women face challenges holding them back

Motivating the Masses CEO, Lisa Nichols, helps Women of Power attendees channel their inner power…

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Working It Out: 4 Lean Tips To Keep Your Business Fit

Shameeka Hunt, CEO of KeepMeTight offers tips to strengthen your enterprise

Shameeka Hunt, CEO of KeepMeTight®, shares a few tips to “work the middle” in your…

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Social Media Buzz: Women of Power Summit, Day 1

Hundreds convene in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., for empowerment and networking

On day 1 of the Women of Power Summit, sponsored by State Farm, hundreds of…

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Black Enterprise Announces 50 Most Powerful Women in Corporate America

Executives will be honored today during Women of Power Summit

The February 2015 issue of Black Enterprise highlights women of color leading the charge at…

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Women’s History Month: 7 Fun, Enlightening Ways to Celebrate

Each year in March, organizations, schools and communities throughout the nation promote a multicultural women’s…

By Kandia Johnson

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Day 1: Women of Power Summit Kicks Off in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Hundreds of professional and executives gather for three days of networking, inspiration and fun

The 2015 Women of Power Summit kicks off in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with hundreds of…

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Women of Power Summit Legacy Panel: Pam Grier and Susan L. Taylor to Offer Jewels of Wisdom

Black Enterprise's 10th annual event honors female trailblazers

On Tuesday, March 3, Black Enterprise’s 10th Annual Legacy Awards honors trailblazers at Women of…

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Tax Time: Understanding Pros And Cons of a Refund and Bill

Sometimes what seems favorable may not be. Here's why

Consider these three quick guides for taxes, to assist you in the process of deciphering…

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[RECAP] Black Enterprise Hosts Social Media Week Event

The panel of tech leaders discussed the impact of mobile across different platforms

On Friday, Feb. 27 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. EST, Black Enterprise hosted the special event Activism…

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Entrepreneurs Summit: Kim Wales Shares How Crowdfunding Has ‘Democratized’ Getting Capital

The founder and CEO of Wales Capital talks about the key to raising funds

When it comes to crowdfunding, Kim Wales, founder and CEO of Wales Capital is set…

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Behind the Red Carpet with Wardrobe Stylist Carmen Lilly

Wardrobe stylist talks making it the fashion industry

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Behind red carpet appearances, award show performances and street style looks, there are wardrobe…

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Congresswoman Barbara Lee on Leadership and Standing Alone

She is not afraid to stand against the majority

Some of the most successful women in the world are women who are simply not…

By Kandia Johnson

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[RECAP] Innov8tiv Hosts Networking and Elevator Pitch Event for Millennial Women

Women of color had the opportunity to practice and connect with other entrepreneurs

On Tuesday Feb. 24 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. in Brooklyn, Innov8tiv hosted the event…

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Women of Power: 3 African-American CEOs Leading in Corporate America

Three women make history in Corporate America

Though the numbers of female corporate executives remain low, these three women in corporate America…

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Women of Power: Five Black CFOs Calling the Shots in Corporate America

These power players help break the barriers in Corporate America

BlackEnterprise.com is always inspired by women who’ve defied gender roles and shattered the glass ceiling.…

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Brains and Beauty: Blake Von D on Law School, Fashion and Self-Worth

This law student shares how she built a following of over 25,000

Blogger Blake Von D shares how she built her audience and so much more with…

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Social Media Week: Black Enterprise Hosts Event Centered on Activism in Today’s Digital Age

Join Charles Wade, Wagatwe Wanjuki and Kelly Pierre-Louis for special event

With social media activism taking rise, Black Enterprise is hosting a Social Media Week event…

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Patricia Arquette Calls People of Color and Gays to Fight for Women

Patricia Arquette makes an insensitive comment on race and sexual orientation

One of the most talked about moments from Sunday night’s Oscars was Patricia Arquette’s acceptance speech…

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Deanii Scott on WBLS’ ‘Defining Moments in Black History’

The Hot 97.1 digital producer shares her special moment with us

Deanii Scott, Hot 97‘s social media producer, shared on WBLS her defining moment in black…

By Cristie Leondis

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Maya Angelou Honored with Forever Stamp

The beloved author, actress and poet will always be remembered

On Monday, Feb. 23, the U.S. Postal Service announced that the beloved actress and poet Maya Angelou…

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How Buying a Fixer-Upper Led to a Career in Interior Design

Dayka Robinson defines success on her own terms

Dayka Robinson joins a new breed of entrepreneurs who are on a mission to define…

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A Lesson in Longevity: Cicely Tyson’s Epic Debut on ‘How To Get Away With Murder’

Iconic actress continues to prove she's still got it in her season debut

Fans of “How to Get Away with Murder” say Cicely Tyson’s debut is the series’…

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Entrepreneur’s Summit: LaVon Lewis and Sherrod Shackleford Break Down Branding

Pencilworx Design Group co-founders share tips on small business survival

Pencilworx Design Group co-founders are prepared to empower Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit crowd with essential…

By Raqiyah Mays

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Check Out Style Innovators of Color with ‘BE High Society’

Visit this special portal to read about today's stars and innovators of the future

Today’s brightest stars of style include savvy innovators who have set today’s trends, from behind…

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Boyz II Men Set to Perform at Women of Power Summit

The best-selling R&B group of all time confirmed

Iconic R&B group Boyz II Men is confirmed to perform at the Black Enterprise Women…

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Hollywood’s Best Will Pay You $5,000 To Help Find a Female “MacGyver”

White House supports effort to create programming highlighting women in STEM

A group of some of Hollywood’s top producers are partnering to announce a worldwide competition…

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This Day In History: First Black Gold Medalist in Winter Olympics

Vonetta Flowers was inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in 2010

On Feb. 19, 2002, Vonetta Flowers made history by becoming the first person of African…

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[Part 1] Entrepreneurs: How to Systemize Your Business

These steps will ensure your brand is polished and you're able to use tech to save time

Entrepreneurs, implementing systems and tools help make running your business easier.

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Black History Month: 20 Leading Black Innovators in Technology

These innovators have greatly impacted communities and generations to come

Check out 20 notable black leaders and innovators in STEM fields that have made major…

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Children’s Book Author Uses Black Characters to Fight Dentist Fear

Dr. Linda Sturrup makes the dentist fun in new book

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If you’re a parent who encourages early reading, you’ll absolutely love our…

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This Day In History: Toni Morrison Is Born

She was a past winner of the Noble Prize and Pulitizer Prize, among many others

Toni Morrison was born on Feb. 18, 1931, in Lorain, Ohio, as the second of…

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Leadership at Work: 3 Ways to Sharpen Your Communication Skills

These steps will help you enhance dialogue and listening skills

Use these strategies to enhance your dialogue in the workplace for leadership success.

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How to Have the Money Talk with Your Beau

Don't wait until after 'I do,' to have a very vital chat about finances

Whether you’re in a relationship or about to tie the knot, it’s best to know…

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The Book of Negroes: Actress Aunjanue Ellis Talks the Impact on Black History

The star of BET’s new miniseries shares thoughts on slave narratives and blacks who don’t want to see them

As the leading lady in her first major starring role on BET’s miniseries The Book…

By Raqiyah Mays

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Fashion & Racism: When Does a ‘Statement’ Go Beyond Just Style?

Beyonce raises eyebrows and ire with All-Star weekend ensemble

Beyonce’s All-Star weekend fashion pick caused some style watchers to give a Scooter LaForge trench…

By Janell Hazelwood

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What Wendy Williams Taught Me About Lending Money to Friends and Family

Five tips handle the pressure to give away your hard-earned cash

Here are five tips that have helped others learn healthy money-lending habits with friends and…

By Stacey Tisdale

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A Perfect Pair: The Role of Competence and Confidence in Business

Understanding this vital match will help boost your success

Don’t underestimate the necessity of this vital pair to your professional success.

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Business Strategy CEO Helps Professionals Become Industry Rock Stars

How Jennifer Ransaw-Smith works to expand leverage and success

If no one knows who you are it is incumbent upon you to become…

By Patricia Patton

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10 Inexpensive Date Ideas for New Relationships

These options are fun and sure to build long-lasting memories

If you’ve found a brand new Valentine on the day of love, check out these…

By Kenny Pugh

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A Winning Network: 3 Critical Relationships for Career Survival

These people will ensure your professional success can be sustained

As you climb the ladder, it’s vital to ensure you have established several critical relationships…

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Show Me The Money: 7 Strategies On Monetizing Your Brand

Strategist LaMonica Moore details success steps for entrepreneurs

LaMonica Moore CEO of Monetize Your Brand shares business strategy for entrepreneurs to maximize brand…

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’72 Hours Of Power’: Business Reloaded At The Speed Of Results

Business leaders Trevor Otts and Che Brown detail premise and success of entrepreneurs' event

Business leaders Trevor Otts and Che Brown detail premise and success of entrepreneurs event ’72…

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Healthy Heart Month: 4 Foods to Energize and Invigorate

Try these for boosting your lifestyle for work and play

These heart-healthy foods can help keep you energized and invigorated.

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Faith In Entertainment: Producer Holly Carter Talks Fusing Spirituality in Successful Career

Relevé CEO details purposeful path and working on shows including 'Preachers of LA'

CEO and founder of Relevé Entertainment discussing balancing her faith while producing hit realty series…

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Can You Afford Love?

Has love become a commodity that can only be purchased?

Are you able to afford love? Is love money-focused or heart-focused?

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10 Ways to Create Happiness in Your Life

Go inward and find the goodness within you that is waiting to come to light

Practicing these steps daily can help you ease stress and manage difficulties.

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Sports Power Couple Share Love with Women Pre-Valentine’s Day

Alonzo and Tracy Mourning kickoff NBA All-Star weekend with a sisterhood chat

Two days before Valentine’s Day, NBA veteran and former Miami Heat player Alonzo Mourning and…

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Our History, Our Future: 10 Female Icons in Fashion

As Fashion Week continues in New York, we celebrate style innovators and powerhouses

As Fashion Week continues in New York City, check out these amazing women of color…

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ABFF Meet Ups for Film Industry Professionals Planned Nationwide

Networking events for film and TV to hit Chicago, Washington, D.C., Charlotte, Los Angeles, and Atlanta

The American Black Film Festival plans nationwide Meet Ups to connect the black film and…

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ABFF and McDonald’s Partner for ‘Lovin’ Campaign

Filmmakers can win $2,500 in equipment and a mentoring session with director Malcolm Lee

ABFF and McDonald’s USA have partnered for the “Lovin” campaign, a competition that promotes diversity…

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5 Fun Apps to Upgrade Your Black History Knowledge

These are perfect for trivia buffs, educators or parents who want to engage children in facts

If you’re a history buff, educator or looking for ways to empower the youth in…

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This Day in History: The NAACP Was Founded

This day 106 years ago, the largest civil rights organization was formed

We explore the history of the NAACP, as today marks its 106th year anniversary.

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Modern-Day Influencers Recreate Legendary Images of Black History Icons

Female leaders in media, fashion and social media pay homage to greats

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In honor of Black History Month, the Style Influencers Group L.L.C., a…

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Why You Should Ditch Your Traditional Five-Year Career Plan

Three tips for developing a scalable strategy that works for you

As you grow, develop, acquire new skills, and stumble upon new dreams it is important…

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4 Sanity-Saving Apps for Entrepreneurs

From taxes to freelance talent, these tools help make things that much easier

These apps will save you time and money, from handling your taxes to finding talent…

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Setting Intentions: How to Get Your Desired Outcome

This four-step strategy will help you focus and see results

Check out this four-step strategy to produce the ideal outcome in any situation—from home to…

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Women of Power Summit: ‘Hey Ladies’ Comedy Show Set to Wow Attendees

The new ladies of comedy talk being in the business and changing perceptions of comediennes

Black Enterprise’s Women of Power Summit will be closing out with the “Hey Ladies” comedy…

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Remebering Whitney: 12 of Our Favorite Moments

A glimpse at some our favorite Whitney moments

Today marks three years since the world class singer and icon Whitney Houston died. During…

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[RECAP] CURLS Founder and CEO joins Black Enterprise for #BeBizCircle Twitter Chat

Mahisha Dellinger talks branding, business development, strategy and more

CURLS CEO Mahisha Dellinger offered advice via a Twitter chat with Black Enterprise Senior Editor…

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Black History Business Titan: Ernesta Procope

BE pays tribute to the first lady of real estate

When it comes to real estate, Ernesta Procope – the first female on Black Enterprise’s…

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Serayah McNeill Dishes on Empire, Not Having ‘Assets’ and More

The Empire actress talks about her first big role

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FOX’s new series “Empire” is making a record splash in the network’s ratings. The drama, starring…

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13 Worst Pieces Of Business Advice Ever Given

Here are mistakes to avoid starting or running an enterprise

Learn from the mistakes of others but be aware that not all advice will lead…

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Dr. Jackie on Married to Medicine, Sexual Health, Infertility and More

The celebrity Dr. and two-time cancer survivor gets candid

Dr. Jacqueline Walters, more commonly known as Dr. Jackie, is a board-certified OBGYN and cast…

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15 Quotes to Inspire Business Growth and Leadership

Here are some words of wisdom from top leaders

Whether you’re a small business owner, corporate executive or new employee climbing the corporate ladder,…

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Celebrity Real Estate: 5 Fab Homes of Stars Under 30

From Kevin Durant to Rihanna, check out these amazing homes

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Being a successful homeowner, especially at a young age, is not an easy task…

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How To Hire And Manage Virtual Workers

PA for A Day's Charrell Star offers pros and cons

Learn how to hire temporary and virtual employees to help run your business.

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International Women’s Day: Advocacy Group Honoring Global Female Leaders

GC4W will celebrate ‘connecting for women empowerment’ on March 7

Global Connections for Women Foundation (GC4w) will celebrate International Women’s Day honoring leaders at the…

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Know Our Status: HIV/AIDS Among Blacks and How to Decrease Numbers

Debra Fraser-Howze of OraSure Technologies talks minorities and prevention

Debra Fraser-Howze, founder of the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS, breaks down affect on…

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Workplace Conflict Resolution: Two of the Most Useful Models

Try these strategies to best manage issues and diffuse problems in the office

Based on research, collaboration and accommodation play a major role in resolving conflict at work.…

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The Financial Benefit of Black Women Breastfeeding Groups

Women who breastfeed more likely to reduce child health costs

There has been a recent surge of black women breastfeeding groups throughout the country. The…

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Comcast Celebrates Black History Month, Recognizing African American Innovators

The two-part series features past leaders and today's tech entrepreneurs

Comcast is honoring Black History Month by celebrating and recognizing various African American innovators in…

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Child Safety: 5 Awesome Organizations to Follow on Twitter and Facebook

These groups offer advice, tips and insights for your family

For safety tips, parenting advice and information related to child safety, check out some of…

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Our History, Our Future: 10 Female Phenoms in Entertainment

Pioneers and their modern day successors shape entertainment

In interviews, award ceremonies and daytime TV programs, Oprah often thanks the way makers and door…

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Job Search Success: 3 Résumé Myths Debunked

Executive recruiter offers tips for more success in getting a new gig

Deborah Manning, senior Partner of Human Resources Search Division at Lucas Group, a recruitment…

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3 Wearable Tech Devices to Help Keep Your Children Safe

These gadgets can aid in monitoring your children and responding to emergencies

Check out wearable tech options that can help you monitor your children daily.

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Missy Elliott Post-Super Bowl Sales Projected to Jump 1,000 Percent

The chart-topping artist surpasses Katy Perry in sales jump

Missy Elliott still remains a trending topic since her show stopping Super Bowl performance. Currently…

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ABFF Hosts ‘Being Mary Jane’ Watch Party

The cast attended ABFF’s screening to watch the season two premiere

The American Black Film Festival kicked off its monthly Meetup series Tuesday, Feb. 3, with…

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Journalist Mara Schiavocampo Talks Juggling Career Demands and Weight Loss

ABC News correspondent opens up about her journey to living a healthier lifestyle

Television journalist Mara Television journalist Mara Schiavocampo opens up about her weight- loss journey and…

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Oprah and Ava DuVernay Team Up for OWN Series

Oprah makes OWN acting debut in DuVernay's series

If you pride yourself on making smart money choices and ridding your monthly cable bill,…

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Beyonce Puts on Chef Hat with Vegan Meal Delivery Service

The superstar expands brand with healthy eating

Beyoncé is always cooking up something new, and this time it’s actually food. The icon turned…

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Jump-Starting Your Global Business: Africa-America Institute Presenting Speaker Series

Panel of leading business professionals will offer tips, advice and insights for entrepreneurs

The Africa-America Institute’s Speaker Series seeks to help U.S.-based entrepreneurs learn how to build a…

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Ankara Miami Fashion Week Set to Kick Off with Global Designers

Innovation and fashion unite in showcase of African talent

Ankara Miami Fashion Week set to showcase top fashion industry talent from Feb. 19 to…

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10 Board Trends for Directors in 2015

Check out the issues that are top-of-mind for directors

Women Corporate Directors shares top 10 growing board trends for this year from their research.

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Ladies of Legacy: Myrlie Evers-Williams

The 2014 Award Recipient leaves Alcorn State to focus on Medgar & Myrlie Institute

Activist and author Myrlie Evers-Williams is a 2014 Black Enterprise Legacy Award recipient and history…

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This Day in History: First Black Student Enrolls at University of Alabama

Autherine Lucy faced riots and threats to her life, all to desegregate the university

By this day, Autherine Lucy was taking her first classes, facing tremendous challenges, as the…

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7 ‘Supa Dupa Fly’ Career Moves We Can Learn from Missy Elliott

Here are some of her bossiest moves, from her start to Super Bowl stardom

Top-selling, legendary music start Missy Elliott’s major career moves started well before the Super Bowl.…

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WIE Network Launches Kickstarter to Fund Women Empowerment Website

Organization seeks to provide online space for female professionals to gain inspiration

WIE Network launches Kickstarter campaign to fund new empowerment site for career women

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Nationwide Presents ‘Make Safe Happen’ to Reduce Preventable Accidents

On Super Bowl Sunday, millions will have access to resources to save children's lives

Join the movement and help Make Safe Happen, through the use of a new mobile…

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Super Bowl Sunday: Four Plays To Blitz Your Business Forward

In business, it’s important for entrepreneurs to attack those enemies that threaten our progress to…

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Harriet Elizabeth Byrd Dies at 88

She was the first black woman in Wyoming legislature

Harriet Elizabeth “Liz” Byrd was the first black woman in Wyoming’s House and Senate (Jefferson Hardin…

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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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25 Best Jobs in America for 2015

Glassdoor releases list which include 10 in the tech industry alone

Glassdoor has recently released a new report highlighting the 25 best jobs in America in…

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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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