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Robin Roberts Affect: 3 Lessons on Career Rebounds and Triumphs

Be inspired by her journey to build momentum in your own life

With Robin Roberts return to “Good Morning America” after facing tremendous health challenges, newscaster proves…

By Jamie Harrison

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Whether you’re stateside or abroad, social media has made our world a  lot smaller. Last week’s Social Media Week (SMW) events and  conversations, many of which took place on Twitter, Facebook and  Instagram, to name a few platforms, are proof that geographic borders  can’t contain the flow of ideas in the digital age. 

With the dust slowly settling on SMW Lagos, which made its debut in Africa last Monday, BlackEnterprise.com is highlighting power women in Africa who have made a sizeable social  impact. These women were selected for their influence and position in  their respective industry, relevance within their field or due to their  promising future. 

From socialites and politicians to actresses and technophiles, these 10 power women should be on your Twitter list: --Claudine Moore

International Influence: 10 Power Women in Africa to Follow on Twitter

From socialites and politicians to actresses and models, hese 10 power men should be on…

By Claudine Moore

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Style Suite: Office Chic for Now … And Later

With spring fever in full effect, you can incorporate the looks into winter wardrobe

Spring fever is in the air, from retailers to the runways. Here’s how to incorporate…

By Kéla Walker

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Early Boss Moves: 10 Ways to Become a Young Leader

Take these steps to get a head start in achieving your highest goals

Take these steps early so you’ll get a head start on becoming the influential boss…

By Courtney Connley

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Yes, We Do That: A Black Woman’s Amazing NASCAR Escapade

My journey squashing stereotypes and reacquainting with a childhood fascination

Someone said “Black people don’t do NASCAR.” Well, we did that, and it was amazingly…

By Janell Hazelwood

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‘The Gossip Game’: 4 Career Lessons We Hope Will Be Responsible, Not Ratchet

New show to debut April 1 will showcase who's who of NYC's entertainment media

With a concept that has a potential to shift from civil to ratchet, we’re hoping…

By Courtney Connley

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Style Suite: Laced with Sophistication

Often considered too risque, this versatile fabric can be mixed into your work wear

Though often considered risque, this versatile fabric can be incorporated into your office looks. Here’s…

By Kéla Walker

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Film Femme Fatales: Top Black Women in Hollywood

These directors and producers add unique flair to storytelling

Adding their unique voices and creative spin on storytelling, these producers and directors are kicking…

By Courtney Connley

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Primetime Power Women: 4 Female Phenoms in the TV Business

These producers pave their own lane to get the coveted green light

These women prove they can get the coveted green light, whether it’s VH1′s hit “Love…

By Courtney Connley

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Style Suite: Get Head-to-Toe Office Chic Online

Best places to shop for the perfect work-wear looks

With many retail sites offering free shipping options and real-time fashion styling, its a prime…

By Kéla Walker

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Battle of the Sexes: Are Women More Self-Conscious in the Office Than Men?

Researchers say caring a bit too much about perception can be damaging

A study found that females in offices are more self-conscious about office perceptions of them,…

By Jamie Harrison

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Style Suite: Over-the-Knee and Work-Friendly

Not just for after five, the OTK boot works in and out of the office

Over-the-knee (OKT) boots aren’t just for after five. You can make them a chic and…

By Kéla Walker

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Style Suite: Yet Another Hit Designer Collab with Target

Prabal Gurung looks are a must-have asset to your power look

Just in time for this day of love, Target has released yet another designer collection…

By Kéla Walker

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Style Suite: A Black and White Matter

Contrasting color-blocking makes a sharp and chic statement

Seen on numerous runways, two basic colors come together for a contrast that’s more sharp…

By Kéla Walker

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Think Before You Act: 3 Reasons You’re Not Ready for a Career Switch

Before you quit and alter your course, be sure to consider these

Consider these things before taking the plunge from one industry into another.

By Courtney Connley

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Mo’ Shade and No Tea: How to Slay the Rude Monster in Your Office

As Chief Morale Officer, you can get ride of bad behavior with ease

Rudeness is on the rise in offices, according to research. Here’s how you handle inappropriate…

By Jamie Harrison

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Just Stop It: 5 Failing Job-Seeking Habits You Need to Break

A tough market can breed desperation. Don't ride the bandwagon

From abusing social networks to being a persistent pest, these five habits could keep you…

By Courtney Connley

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Racist or Not?: ‘Love and Hip Hop’ Episode Shines Light on Workplace Discrimination

The jury's still out, but here's how to deal with a case of your own

A heated exchange of racial references on Love and Hip Hop brings to light instances…

By Jamie Harrison

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Job Insecurity: How To Re-Invent Yourself in the Market

Ensure you're relevant and competitive in your industry

Consider these three tips for remaining relevant and competitive at your company.

By Sasha King

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Ella Curry: Publishing Positioner for Many Popular Black Authors

Savvy businesswoman behind the success of many bestselling authors

Ella Curry, of EDC Creations Media Group, marketed books of many well-known, bestselling authors including…

By Sasha King

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Young Innovators Bringing the Diaspora ‘Face2Face’ with Africa

Sandra Appiah and Isaac Boateng envision a unified Pan-African community

Sandra Appiah and Isaac Boateng, co-founders of Face2Face magazine, have turned negative life experiences into…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Continuing the Legacy: Oprah’s Top 7 Landmark Interviews

A snapshot of recent TV moments that had us all watching

As the multimedia icon celebrates her 59th birthday, we take a look at a few…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Green-Eyed Killer: 3 Ways Jealousy Can Stifle Career Growth

Author and career coach Demetria Lucas details how to manage insecurities

Career coach and author Demetria Lucas details why letting the green-eyed monster win in the…

By Courtney Connley

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Salty Spouse: 3 Signs Your Mate is a Career Hater

Check out tips on getting rid of the negative and back to the lovin'

Finding a spouse that understands your career goals and drive can be difficult, but here…

By Courtney Connley

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Jobless Blues: 8 Coping Tactics for the Newly Unemployed

Acknowledge the challenges then get back into the saddle

With many companies still conducting layoffs, bouncing back from becoming unemployed can be difficult. Here’s…

By Sasha King

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Top Areas You Should Improve for Career Success in 2013

Think tank unveils top innovative elements to watch

JWTIntelligence, a think tank of a leading marketing and communications brand, has released trends to…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Fast Track to Success: How a 21-Year-Old Advanced to the Top at Five Guys

Take heed to tips that could accelerate your professional goals

Young business leader Alicia May shares her secrets for success in getting promoted to general…

By Antoine Moss

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Bringing Sexy Back: How Much is Too Much in the Workplace?

Recent court ruling leads to reevaluation of aptitude vs. appearance

With a recent Iowa supreme court ruling making it lawful to axe workers who are…

By Jamie Harrison

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Career Killers: 3 Personalities to Keep Out of Your Circle

Your team can make or break you, so avoid these professional leeches

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For young professionals, the desire to grow and excel is always there, but we…

By Courtney Connley

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This Workplace Myth Could Ruin Your Career

Common thinking can be detrimental to your advancement

There’s always a common school of thought on elements of life, whether it’s love, career…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Don’t Let Your Job Ruin Your Relationship

Tips to keep your personal life in tact while chasing checks

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Had a long day at the office? Is your boss tap-dancing on your last…

By Jamie Harrison

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Style Suite: Office Luxe in a Tux

Side stripes add elegant touch to your work wardrobe

Tuxedo pants, also called racer-stripe or contrast slacks, add an elegant touch to your work…

By Kéla Walker

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Quvenzhané Wallis Sets Record as Youngest ‘Best Actress’ Oscar Nominee

Breakout star gets major nod for role in "Beasts of the Southern Wild"

Breakout star Quvenzhané Wallis plays Hushpuppy in Academy Award-nominated film “Beasts of the Southern Wild.”

By Janell Hazelwood

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National Urban League Launches $70 Million Expansion to Increase Jobs Resources

Initiative includes nationwide advocacy campaign and programs

The “Jobs Rebuild America: Employ, Educate, Empower” encompasses a series of public and private investments…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Higher Up: 9 Steps to Advance Your Hustle

Follow a strategy that will recharge and upgrade your career

Time to progress and make moves to push your career forward. Here are nine steps…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Get On Board: Boost Your Profile by Becoming a Director

Use acquired skills to advance your career outside of the workplace

The skills you have acquired on the job can be applied to a leadership position…

By Sasha King

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Style Suite: Cash In On the Season of Sales

Get key luxe items for less to build perfect professional closet

January is the best time to get the most bang for your buck and score…

By Kéla Walker

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Lucrative Side Hustle: Savvy Woman Brings in Extra $10K Painting Faces

Nonprofit professional found a way to make hobby work for her

Maryland resident Tashia Bagwell turned a love for painting children’s faces for fun events into…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Get Hired: Hottest Jobs to Apply For in 2013

These industries expected to show major growth

If a career change is on your New Year’s resolution list, trend watchers predict pockets…

By Jamie Harrison

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Dawn Branch: Parlaying a Passion for the Arts Into a Business

From working with celebrities to creating the next set, through dance

The arts have and will always be around as long as there is talent and…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Girl Scouts Partners With Sorority to Promote STEM Careers Among Girls

New initiative will provide educational access to minority youth

Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) partnered with Sigma Gamma Rho to help build awareness…

By Janell Hazelwood

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TMI, Much? How Disclosing Too Much Relationship Drama Can Taint Your Professional Reputation

Save the drama and focus on the bigger picture

Three reasons blasting every little detail about your relationship on social media can taint your…

By Courtney Connley

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What’s on Your Boss Moves Bucket List For 2013?

Throw pause out the window and run, full force, into success

As we move into the new year, it’s good to think of your plans for…

By Janell Hazelwood

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The color of elegance and beauty, emerald green can enhance your sense of well-being, balance and harmony. Here are five hot picks to help incorporate the jewel-toned hue  into your new year and new style. ---Kéla Walker

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Style Suite: Green with (Color) Envy

Wear this color of the year to start 2013 on fashionable foot

With emerald being the ‘Color of 2013,’ here are a few pieces to add to…

By Kéla Walker

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Style Suite: Your New Year’s (Fashion) Resolution

Make emerald part of the new, fashionably forward you

As you usher out the old and move in the new, be sure you keep…

By Kéla Walker

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Hair We Go Again: How to Respond to the Never-Ending Workplace Style Debate

Doctor who dons 'locks talks how you can remain professional despite scrutiny

Sometimes it can be annoying —even insulting— to constantly fielding style questions on ethnic haircare.…

By Jamie Harrison

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Style Suite: Professional in Plaid

A new, fun take on an old, traditional print

Everyone from First Lady Michelle Obama to Hollywood’s elite have been spotted in tartan, proving…

By Kéla Walker

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Tartan ---or plaid, as it's commonly called---is a must-have print for your wardrobe. Here are a few hot picks to choose from. ---Kéla Walker
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Style Suite: 5 Perfect Tartan Picks for Work

Plaid is the must-have print to give your look pop

Tartan —or plaid, as it’s commonly called—is a must-have print for your wardrobe. Here are…

By Kéla Walker

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Statement necklaces add instant flair to any office look. Just add one of these picks to take your style up a notch for the holidays. ---Kéla Walker

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Style Suite: 5 Fab Neck Accessories for the Office

Bold statement pieces to wow for the holidays

Just add one of these picks to take your workplace look up a notch for…

By Kéla Walker

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Style Suite: Rediscover the Statement Piece

This key accessory adds instant fab for the holidays

A fab neck adornment is a great way to dazzle and shine through the season…

By Kéla Walker

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Under 30 and Winning: Top Millennials Overhauling Education

Young innovators are ensuring our youth have fair chance at advancement

These young leaders are passionate about making the playing field that much more equal for…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Eliminate the Chaos: How to Organize Your Job Hunt

Don’t let the process and stress drive you up the wall

You don’t have to be overwhelmed with trying to find your next gig. Here are…

By Courtney Connley

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Kin-Coworker Conflict: How to Manage Working with Family

Tips to help ensure business doesn't get personal

Here are three tips for successfully working with your next of kin.

By Jamie Harrison

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9 Holiday Gifts That Can Help Boost Your Career

These items will aid in your professional development

Brazen Careerist details gifts that actually help you to advance your career in the long…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Teen Makes History as Nation’s Youngest African American Engineer

Now working in tech industry, Britney Exline seeks to give back

Britney Exline, 19, a recent graduate from the University of Pennsylvania, is the youngest engineer…

By Janell Hazelwood

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5 (Totally Unexpected) Workplace Lessons From AMC’s Mad Men

Learn a thing or two from popular characters about being indispensable

Here’s what you can learn from the popular show about how to advance in your…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Former Estée Lauder Exec Quits Job to Create ‘Black MBA Women’

Organization seeks to build viable professional network

Picture this: A room full of educated black women with MBAs from top tier schools…

By Demetria Irwin

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Hater Much?: How to Handle Shade and Jealousy in the Workplace

4 steps to saving face and coming out on top

When making boss moves in your career, you may encounter low-key shade from peers in…

By Jamie Harrison

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Style Suite: The Business of Bold Lips

Neutral is always in, but punch it up a bit with deep hues

Have fun going bold in the office with a deep-hued lip color.

By Kéla Walker

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Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Sheree Whitfield Debuts Jewelry Line

Atlanta socialite releases a holiday season jewelry line

“The She by Sheree Collection” is exclusively available through social shopping platform Kisty Lane

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4 Bad College Habits to Leave Behind for Post-Grad Success

How to make the transition from student to working adult

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Whether you raced through college in search of adulthood and steady paychecks, or you’re…

By Jamie Harrison

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Style Suite: Wrapped in Savvy Chic with the Dress of the Season

Turn to a flattering look in hot prints and colors as a convenient staple

Reach for a wrap dress, a little all-purpose number that will serve your needs for…

By Kéla Walker

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Motivation: 3 (Right) Ways to Help A Loved One Get a Job

Offer professional gifts that keep on giving

Here are three ways that will help both you and the ones closest to you…

By Courtney Connley

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Don’t Believe the Hype: Successful Women Can Get—and Keep—a Man

Pop media may not favor, but you don't have to dismiss ambition for amour

True, the stats aren’t in power women’s favor, but don’t get it twisted. You don’t…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Africa’s Power Women Elite: 20 Young Leaders to Watch in 2013

Female innovators tremendously impact continent and world at large

From Goldman Sacs’ Lisa Opoku Busumbru to tech entrepreneur Juliana Rotich, women have hugely impacted…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Now, That’s Boss: How to Make Your Career Idol Your Mentor

Four ways to let go of the fear and reach out

We all have that one person we look to as a major inspiration. Getting to…

By Courtney Connley

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#Foodie Alert: Top Jobs for Professionals Who Love Cuisine

These out-of-the-box career options are perfect for you

If you love to enjoy a good meal or drink—or creating one—here are seven out-of-the-box…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Certify Me: Tips & Tricks for Passing Post-Grad Exams

Certified events entrepreneur found success with these quick steps

Beverly Bogerty, certified meeting professional, offers key tips for passing post-grad exams.

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I Now Pronounce You Hubby & Wife: 5 Signs You Have an Office Spouse

There can be benefits, but don't get caught up 'Scandal'-style

If you’re married to your job, in more ways than one, consider these tips on…

By Jamie Harrison

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Style Suite: Hats Off to Stellar Professional Polish

Don your fly fedora---whether it's to work or in the office

Hats add that extra accent to top off a polished ensemble. Anyone can wear a…

By Kéla Walker

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5 Harsh Realities Young Professionals Face—And How to Overcome Them

Don't be discouraged, but resourceful and innovative

The employment cards may not be stacked in recent grads favor, but here’s how you…

By Courtney Connley

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What a Snore: How to Fight Off Severe Case of Workplace Boredom

You can be productive and have fun, even at the worst of jobs

According to a Gallup study, 68% of young workers are bored out of their minds.…

By Jamie Harrison

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#Awkward: How to Break the Ice as the Office Newbie

These steps will help you fit into the workplace culture with ease

Here are tips for newbies to the office who are socially awkward or shy.

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Powerball vs. Power Moves: Hard Work, Not Luck Needed

How you can do something even luck can't trump

As the lucky winners rejoice and plan their Powerball spending spree, remember, there’s something more…

By Antoine Moss

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Know Your Worth: Top Jobs For Women

STEM careers show the most promise for women

Despite the tremendous strides made in gender equality the fact still remains that there is…

By Sasha King

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Style Suite: Affordable Luxe Items Perfect for the Office

The Target + Neiman Marcus collab offers fine classics for cheap chic

These items, from the Target and Neiman Marcus designer collaboration, are must-haves for a polished…

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Overdoing It: Skipping Maternity Leave Can Mean Big Long-Term Problems

New moms returning to work too soon could be jeopardizing health

For many career-driven women taking less maternity leave isn’t a problem, but it may have…

By Sasha King

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Style Suite: Incorporate Affordable Luxe into Your Power Looks

Target's latest designer collab makes high-end style that much more accessible

With Target’s latest designer collab, including items from Tracy Reese, you can be chic and…

By Kéla Walker

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‘Undercover Boss’ Moves: 7 Career Secrets Your Supervisor Won’t Tell You

Tips on how to follow in their footsteps

Due to status and prestige, you may feel disconnected from your boss. Here are career…

By Antoine Moss

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6 Fun and Creative Ways to Make Use of a Law Degree

Having that lucrative paper can mean endless options

Having a degree in law doesn’t mean you have to take on a stuffy, boring…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Don’t Sleep: 7 Young HBCU Alums to Watch in 2013

These bosses are making major strides in every industry

From entertainment to sports to business, graduates of historically black college and universities are making…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Don’t Just Booze & Schmooze: 5 Holiday Season Boss Moves to Boost Your Career

Take this prime time to network and prep for 2013

Here are five ways to make this holiday season benefit not only your personal life…

By Courtney Connley

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Office Envy: How to Get Over Your Coworker-Friend’s Come-Up

Don't let the hater in you stifle your career success

You’re a hard worker and you’re dedicated, so why was the promotion given to your…

By Jamie Harrison

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Get Your Mind Right: 5 Career-Boosting Quips From Zig Ziglar

With his recent passing, honor his legacy with positive thinking

Young professionals, take a cue one of the pioneers of self-help, Zig Ziglar, in remembering…

By Antoine Moss

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Office Frienemies: Are Your Work Buddies Bringing You Down?

Don't let one bad apple spoil your chances for success

You can be guilty by association, simply by keeping the wrong people in your workplace…

By Jamie Harrison

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Style Suite: You’ve Got Office Fab in the Bag

Carry your essentials in functional fashion

From makeup to smartphones to practically the kitchen sink, carry all your necessities in style…

By Kéla Walker

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A Brand of Exploitation: ‘Sweet Browns’ of the World, Please Have Several Seats

Shucking and jiving for checks is just not my cup of tea

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Sweet Brown, I’ve had enough.
Some of us chuckled and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Coming Out of the Closet at Work: Is it Easier for Young Professionals?

Statistics say many find it difficult. Here's how you can cope

Despite popular perception that young people are more comfortable with their sexual orientation, many are…

By Jamie Harrison

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Get the Memo: The Biggest Time Wasters Aren’t Just Employees

Common workplace 'necessities' contribute to productivity blunders

Statistics show that common workplace elements such as office politics and meetings, are the biggest…

By Janell Hazelwood

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One is the Loneliest Number: How to Cope with Being the Only Minority

Tips for handling those awkward---and frustrating---moments with class

Tips to help you navigate a workplace where you’re the only minority—whether race, sexual orientation…

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Stock your closet with a wide range of this season's must-have staple: tights. From dresses and skirts to off-duty shorts, you can pair them with everything to combat that cold-day chill. ---Kéla Walker

Style Suite: 5 Top Legwear Picks for the Office

You can be warm and stylish in these glam tights

Be warm and stylish in these glam tights, perfect for the office.

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I’ll Pass: How to Properly Turn Down a Job Offer

It may not seem like a big deal, but how you decline can affect future success

It may not seem like a big deal, but in many cases, how you decline…

By Jamie Harrison

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Style Suite: Keeping it ‘Tight’ in Chic Winter Legwear

From solid hues to prints, don't be afraid to push the envelope

Don’t let old man winter keep you from donning chic skirts and dresses. Just step…

By Kéla Walker

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I’ll Get To It: How Procrastination Can Actually Help Your Career

Try a different take on time management in the office

Here’s a different view on prioritizing and procrastination that will have you thinking twice about…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Beautiful People: The Better You Look, The More You Earn

Studies say a pretty face can equal big professional benefits

Studies have shown that attractive people are usually hired sooner, get promoted quicker and are…

By Jamie Harrison

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British Beautypreneur Fills Industry Void for Women with Allergies

Skills in artistry and personal passion make for winning combo

A British woman with many allergies found a way to fill a niche in the…

By Octavia Goredema

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Don’t Mess Up Your Chances: 10 Worst Ways to Demand a Raise

Here's tips on the best way to approach the big ask

So you think you deserve a raise at work? Here are tips on things you…

By Sasha King

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You’re My Monday and My Friday: How to Successfully Work with a Spouse

Three quick tips on finding balance

Check out these four tips on how to create a successful balance between work and…

By Jamie Harrison

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Shine Bright Like a Diamond: How to Get Top Opps at Your Job

Be inspired by Rihanna's 777 Tour to have once-in-a-lifetime career moments

Journalists recently got the career chance of a lifetime to be part of Rihanna’s 777…

By Jamie Harrison

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Check out a variety of jumpsuit options that are perfect for the office. Layer with sweaters, blazers and accessories or simply wear alone. Either way, you'll be a hit. ---Kéla Walker  (Image by Knightmare6 Photography)

Style Suite: 5 Chic Jumpsuits for the Office

Get into these versatile pieces for an easy, go-to look

Here are some great one-piece picks to add to your work wardrobe for an easy,…

By Kéla Walker

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Style Suite: Jumpsuits Aren’t Just For Play

Add these power pieces to make a polished yet chic statement in the office

From slim-fit and sleeveless to long and loose, it’s one of the most versatile pieces…

By Kéla Walker

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Still Winning: How to Bounce Back from Being Fired

Here's a 30-day plan to get you back in the game

If you’ve recently been fired or are unemployed, don’t lose hope. Here’s a 30-day plan…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Young Professionals, Protect Your Brand: Top 5 Career No-Nos (Petraeus Edition)

To protect your legacy, avoid these mistakes early

The earlier you begin habits that will ensure your brand credibility and positive legacy, the…

By Courtney Whitaker

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Nothing Personal, Just Business: Pros and Cons of Working with Friends

Dont' let your relationship turn from office buddy to frienemy

Whether you’re starting a new business, working in the same department or trying to get…

By Jamie Harrison

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So Annoying: Common Habits That Make You Hard to Work With

Consider these common courtesies to ensure a happy environment

Avoid these habits that will be sure to turn off anyone you work with.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Avoiding Chatty Cathy: How to Rid Yourself of Office Distractions

Try these steps to boost your productivity---without hurting feelings

Here are key tips on how to get through the chatter and avoid productivity leeches—without…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Office Hero: How to Become that Go-To Gal (or Guy)

You can add indispensable value to your company

Here are tips on how you can become the professional your company can’t— and won’t—…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Haven’t Traveled the World? You May Not Be the Best Worker

How global drifters bring qualities only diverse experiences can build

Writer Dan Oshinsky, details key qualities workers with global experience bring to the table versus…

By Janell Hazelwood

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5 Scandalous Qualities That Ensure Professional Success

Take a cue from characters of the popular show to make yourself more marketable

Let’s take a look at qualities each Scandal character embodies that could help young professionals…

By Jamie Harrison

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Next Gen Resumes: How to Present 360-View of You

Use online tools to stand out from the pack

The resumes of tomorrow are not just one-page documents. They are living, breathing presentations that…

By James Walker

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Style Suite: 1 Hot Dress, 3 Chic Office-Friendly Looks

Optimize your closet for maximum wear of what you already have

Before shopping for new things, here’s how you can optimize your closet to get maximum…

By Kéla Walker

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Ladies, Take a Cue From Successful Men on Work-Life Balance

Spend less time waiting on his call and more on making boss moves of your own

Here are the work-life balance lessons men have taught me that will could ensure you’re…

By Janell Hazelwood

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You Going To Jail Now: How to Manage Workplace Anger

These three steps will ensure you never lose your cool

Before you start taking off earrings or jumping over tables Evelyn Lozada-style, check these three…

By Jamie Harrison

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Bad Boys, Bad Boys: Out-of-the-Box Law Enforcement Jobs in Demand

The options are vast for professionals with unique skills

Whether you have science or military experience, these out-of-the-box careers are prime options.

By Aisha M. Taylor

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I’m Rich, Chick: Smart Boss Moves From Real Housewives of Atlanta

Though sometimes ratchet, there's a thing or two you could learn about boss moves

Here are key lessons you can take from these hard-working reality stars that could help…

By Jamie Harrison

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First-Time Manager? Here Are Three Steps to Success

Lead confidently and boldly for ultimate advancement

Consider these tips to help you reach your maximum potential as a newbie.

By Aisha M. Taylor

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Add these key vest styles to your work wardrobe to add dept, layers or simply make a chic statement. ---Kéla Walker

Style Suite: 5 Best Vest Styles for the Office

These chic pieces add layering, dept and punch to your look

Add these key vest styles to your work wardrobe to add dept, layers or simply…

By Kéla Walker

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Style Suite: Well-Vested Vogue in the Office

What was once a stuffy suiting piece can now turn up your look

Cut in different styles, vests now add a cool factor, even in the workplace.

By Kéla Walker

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Married to the Game: Dating Rules That Can Help You Land the Job

These love tips can be useful in finding perfect career match

Here are some classic dating rules that you can apply to job seeking to help…

By Jamie Harrison

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This Vetarans Day, A Special Shout Out to My Ladies

How my sister's decision to serve opened my eyes to women's equality

Salute to all servicemen— but especially my ladies, who juggle protecting our country with managing…

By Janell Hazelwood

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International Coach and Author Talks Being a Breadwinner and Balancing Home Life

Jenny Garrett is passionate about motivating women to be empowered

Jenny Garrett, author of Rocking Your Role: The How To Guide to Success for Female…

By Octavia Goredema

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Looking for a New Thang: Top 7 Gigs for Career Changers

Can't decide what to do or be? Here are more options

Whether you’re looking for something less stressful, more exciting or even more radical, these options…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Don't be afraid to incorporate fur---whether real or faux--- in your power look. Here are some key pieces to add that warm chic to your closet. ---Kéla Walker

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Style Suite: 5 Warm and Chic Fur Pieces for the Office

Get comfy in these pieces in and out of the workplace

Add these chic, warm pieces to your power look for supreme office glam.

By Kéla Walker

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Style Suite: Rock That Office-Friendly Fur

Whether faux or real, don't shy away from this hot trend

Here’s how you can wear fur to work, professionally chic and warm at the same…

By Kéla Walker

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The Obama Mojo: How Will You Re-Invent and Upgrade Your Professional Swagger?

As we look to the President to push further, so should we

As the president prepares for his 44th and second term in the White House, think…

By Janell Hazelwood

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4 Steps to Go From Small Fry to Big Cheese

Position yourself to become the top boss in charge today

Here are four steps to the ultimate of boss moves: top boss in charge.

By Jamie Harrison

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Style Suite: Five Chic Pieces for Polished Casual Fridays

From classic tees to daytime sequins, give dress-down days some flair

Add these nontraditional pieces to your work look for added polish even on casual days.

By Kéla Walker

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Style Suite: Step Up Your Casual Friday Looks

Incorporate nontraditional pieces into your look for a polished, leisure vibe

Incorporate pieces traditionally known as casual into a polished office look.

By Kéla Walker

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Slacker to Psycho: What Type of Boss Do You Have?

Find out how to cope with treacherous management personalities

Check out these four management personalities, from the slacker to the fun boss, and find…

By Jamie Harrison

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Delete & Unfollow: Top 8 Reasons You Aren’t Making Connections on Social Media

Don't keep up habits that could turn people all the way off

Seven key social media no-nos I see on a daily basis that could put a…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Style Suite: Don’t Let Rain Steal Your (Fashion) Shine

Even in bad weather, you can step out refreshed and refined

Kéla Walker gives quick tips for chic office fashion even in wet, dreary weather.

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Perfect (Professional) Match: How Searching for the Right Career is Like Dating

From the interview to the vetting, job seeking very similar to dating

Job seeking can be likened to dating, with similar principles and outcomes.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Three Career Boss Moves You Can Make Before, During, and After Sandy

Use this down time to get a leg up on competition

Here are there productive things you can do to enhance your career while waiting out…

By Janell Hazelwood

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London-Based Marketing Pro Finds Success in Entrepreneurial Expansion

Founder of branding and trends companies tells how she made an exciting transition

Samantha Clarke, founder of branding and trends companies, talks making an exciting transition from career…

By Octavia Goredema

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3 Early-Morning Habits of Winning Young Bosses

Consistency with routines is key to setting tone for successful day

Take a cue from three leading young bosses on how they start their day and…

By Jamie Harrison

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Stop the BS Stunt and Show: Top 5 Cliche Job Titles

Yes, there are reputative professionals wearing these shoes, but others have no receipts

Some so-called occupations have prompted a side-eye and skepticism, whether warranted or unwarranted.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Don't be afraid to step out of the box a bit with your work attire, whether you're the corporate chica or the start-up stylista. Consider these key pieces (with two bonuses this week) to add timeless trends to your work wardrobe. ---Kéla Walker Check out out to style these looks here.

Style Suite: 7 On-Trend Pieces to Upgrade Your Fall Look

From leather to oxblood, these hot items ensure your look is timeless

From leather to oxblood, this hot apparel keep on trend at work but can stand…

By Kéla Walker

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Style Suite: 5 Fall Fashion Staples Perfect for the Office

These key trends can be incorporated into any look for timeless polish

These key fall fashion must-haves will stand the test of time and can be incorporated…

By Kéla Walker

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Get Into This: National Take Back Your Time Day

Avoid long-term damage by prioritizing what's important: happiness and balance

For this national initiative, it’s time to look at what’s important: balance and happiness.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Don't be afraid to push the boundaries, especially for Casual Fridays. Check out these chic trousers that can turn up your style in the office. --- Kéla Walker
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Style Suite: 5 Printed Trousers to Wow at the Office

Add these hot pant picks to your work wardrobe for style flair

Don’t be afraid to push the boundaries, especially for Casual Fridays, with trousers that can…

By Kéla Walker

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Style Suite: Show Your Coworkers Who’s Really Wearing the Pants

Spark major office glam with matchstick pants

Matchstick pants, in a variety of prints, colors and fabrics, are flattering on most body…

By Kéla Walker

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British Retail Designer Deborah Millington Combines Creativity and Commerce

Power women of the diaspora finding career success across international borders

In a special series, BlackEnterprise.com highlights black women in the diaspora who make their passions…

By Octavia Goredema

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Surviving the Grunt: How to Put Short-Term Pride to the Side for Long-Term Wins

Want to end up the top dog? Bite that bullet and do the work

Sometimes grunt work is your stepping stone to gaining trust and respect, leading to major…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Style Suite: 5 Key Pieces to Channel ‘Scandal’ Chic

Add these items to your closet for the authoritative power look

Be inspired by Kerry Washington’s fiercely stylish ‘Scandal’ character and create the perfect professional look…

By Kéla Walker

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Style Suite: Channel ‘Scandal’s’ Olivia Pope for Undeniable Office Chic

Be inspired by power looks that get you respect you deserve

Get your power look on and be inspired by Kerry Washington’s chic authoritative style on…

By Kéla Walker

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LOL, LMBO, TTYL: 3 Steps to Breaking Bad Communication Habits

Remember real-life, long-form dialogue? It's still important for career success

Remember real-life dialogue? Well, the rules for texting and tweeting don’t apply. Gift of gab…

By Jamie Harrison

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DJ Envy, one-third of Power 105's popular Breakfast Club trio in New York City, got his start creating award-winning mixtapes as a teen. The Hampton University graduate would go on to produce a debut album in 2003, featuring the best of the best in hip-hop, from Jay Z to Busta Rhymes to Birdman of Cash Money Records. He started BLOK Entertainment, a management and production company that has produced hit tracks for artists including as DMX, Foxy Brown, and Fabolous. He has made TV appearances on shows including 106 & Park, Entourage and Tha Corner, which he hosts on the Music Choice channel. Add to those boss moves his gig as host on MTV2's Sucker Free Countdown.

From Playlists to Power Moves: 4 DJs With Hot, Viable Brands

Top music talents took success beyond two turn tables and a mike

These top talents in music have been able to expand their brands beyond two turntables…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Cube Newbie: 5 Surefire Ways to Make it Past Probation

Stay away from habits that could land you on unemployment

You’ve landed the gig but you still have to show and prove. Stay away from…

By Jamie Harrison

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THE PHILANTHROPIST: SARAN KABA JONES After fleeing Liberia at age 8 and returning 20 years later, Jones was touched by the impoverished, post-conflict environment. She soon founded FACE Africa, a nonprofit provides access to clean water to tens of thousands living in rural Liberian communities, using a social enterprise business model, and seeks to alleviate the epidemic of extreme poverty in Liberia and the rest of Africa.


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Building Global Business Leaders: 3 Power Women Who Rock

Empowering female entrepreneurs through financial and community advocacy

Take a page from the success play books of these power women to learn how…

By Amanda A. Ebokosia

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Cool Jobs: Doctor Puts Patient and Consumer Advocacy First

Author and physician has passion for caring about your health---and your wallet

Author and healthcare expert says not only does she care about her patients but about…

By Gil Robertson

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