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4 Things Every College Grad Should Know About Student Loan Repayment

NFCC offers low- or no-cost debt repayment advice to recent grads

These 4 tips from the National Foundation for Credit Counseling help college grads get ahead…

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[STUDY] School Smartphone Bans Boost Students’ Test Scores

Low-achieving students raised scores 14.23% after smartphones were banned from the classroom

A new study conducted in the UK says keeping smartphones out of the classroom may…

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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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Tips for Landing an Internship Last Minute

Keys for procrastinators to gain academically beneficial summer employment

Tips to locking in a last minute internship.

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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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Play Essential to Early Learning

Trend toward formal preschool education may be harmful, studies show

According to a study published online, preschool children in day care centers need more physical…

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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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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…

By Courtney Connley

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Entrepreneur Dedicates Small Business to Children Obtaining Job Skills

Darlene Alston provides hands on work experience and a place for teens to grow

Entrepreneur Darlene Alston provides teens with hands on work experience in her quaint vintage tea…

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Best Internships Turned Full-Time Jobs for MBA Students

The top industries that convert MBA interns to full-time employees

LinkedIn releases a report that shows the top industries that are likely to convert MBA…

By Courtney Connley

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BE Modern Man: Top 5 Apps to Get Your Money Up

Stay on top of managing your money without the hefty fee of a financial planner

Stay on top of managing your money with these five smartphone apps—without the hefty fee…

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Hot Summer Reads: Top Picks On the U.S. Army

Books to help you understand the Army's history, strategy and overall environment

Whether you’re considering a career in the U.S. Army or an active service member, there…

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More Companies Looking to Hire MBA Graduates in 2015

Companies also expected to increase starting pay for MBA graduates

Report from the Graduates Management Admission Council shows that employment opportunities are higher for 2015…

By Courtney Connley

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Tech Consumption Changes Expected As Millennials Outnumber Baby Boomers

The age group could help boost Apple's bottom line as well as the on-demand economy

Earlier this year, population projections said millennials would outnumber baby boomers in 2015.

By Joel Lyons

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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

By Courtney Connley

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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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Survey Reveals Parents’ Thoughts About Tech in Children’s Schools

Most parents favored use of tech in school, with many believing it was key to closing gap between rich and poor

Much discussion has been had about the use of technology in children’s education, but a…

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Russell Westbrook Spending Spring In Barneys New York

The NBA All Star releases his second collection in his collaboration with Barneys New York just in time for summer

Explore Russell Westbrook’s second output from his collaboration with Barneys New York, titled Westbrook XO.

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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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Don’t Let Student Loan Debt Stress You Out

Three tips that will help you breathe

Our society tends to make debt a moral question, in many instances, equating a person’s…

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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…

By Kandia Johnson

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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…

By Courtney Connley

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Common Core Can Help Your Child Learn Math

To learn math well, go slowly, go deeply, and ditch the memorization

Common Core math standards, taught effectively, can help any child learn math well.

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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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Kris Sanchez’s Random Success with UberFacts

UberFacts has grown from a Twitter hobby to a $500,000-plus-a-year business

When Kris Sanchez signed up for Twitter in late 2009, he wouldn’t have predicted it…

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Skybrary by Reading Rainbow Available on the Web

Adventure and reading fun in store for kids 2–9

Reading Rainbow has launched a Web-based library of children’s books and story-driven educational video field…

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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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Code Crew Plots Growth Through Accessible Learning

Jamal and Felicia O'Garro are on a mission to make learning code as comfortable as possible

Software developers Jamal and Felicia O’Garro started Code Crew in January 2013. It was only…

By Joel Lyons

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[STUDY] 2015 College Graduates More Confident About their Working Future

Current class of graduates say they feel more prepared for today's workforce

New survey shows 2015 college graduates are more confident about their ability to do well…

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10 Best Cities to Start a Career

Four Texas cities ranked in the top 5

WalletHub releases a report that shows the best and worst cities for young professionals to…

By Courtney Connley

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15 Inspirational Quotes for New Graduates

Inspirational quotes to help graduates prepare for the next chapter

Inspirational quotes to help graduates prepare for the next chapter.

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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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5 Tips To Better Prepare Your Family For Business

Don’t start a new career until you map out how it will affect your loved ones

Here’s what you can do to make sure you have the love and support of…

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Millennials Become Largest Generation in the U.S. Workforce

Millennials surpass other generations in the labor force

Pew Research Center released new data showing millennials are the largest generation in today’s workforce.

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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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Mother’s Day Treat: 10 Keys to Raising Children Who Excel

Advice for moms from the mother of Harold Ekeh

The mother of Harold Ekeh, who was accepted into all eight Ivy League schools, offers…

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Voices from Baltimore: Clergy, Community Leaders Bridge Gaps

Decades of neglect giving way to new vision, greater investment

Baltimore, a neglected city, is held together by its clergy and community organizers.

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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…

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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.

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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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How Young Professionals Can Land a Job in Media

CEO of Emma Bowen Foundation, Rahsaan Harris, offers tips for working in media

Emma Bowen Foundation CEO shares tips and advice for young professionals looking to work in…

By Courtney Connley

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ABFF Winner Christopher Brandt Writes Movie, Set to Premier on TV One

ABFF champion makes his way to the screen

ABFF winner Christopher Brandt’s original script ‘Runaway Island’ finds a home at TV One.

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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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Qualifications Millennials Seek When Hiring Fresh Talent

Generation Y, female business owners weigh in on what it takes to gain employment

Female, millennials and business owners weigh in on what qualifications it takes to gain employment…

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Common Core: Bringing Calm to Classroom Chaos

Georgia Teacher of the Year 2014

Common Core is a source of stability that yields greater learning, helping to bring calm…

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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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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.

By Brittany Dandy

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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.

By Brittany Dandy

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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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SEEK Provides Free Summer Engineering Program in 16 Cities

Prepares youngsters in grades 4–8 for STEM careers

SEEK is a free STEM summer day program targeting black youth in grades 4 to…

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For-Profit College Students Refuse to Pay Back Their Student Loans

Group asking Education Department to forgive their debt

Students who attended for-profit online schools now refuse to pay their student loans.

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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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NYC Mayor Secures $3.2 Million for Youth Employment Center

Mayor Bill de Blasio and wife work to improve summer employment opportunities for local youth

NYC Mayor and his wife secure $3.2 million in private donations to support the development…

By Courtney Connley

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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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President Obama Launches My Brother’s Keeper Alliance

New independent nonprofit works to equalize opportunity for young men of color

A new independent nonprofit will work to create opportunity for young men of color and…

By Robin White Goode

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Risingstars Founder to Speak at Entrepreneurs Summit

Tom Chikoore will share innovative insights and strategies in tech

The Risingstars, a program that mentors minorities in tech, founder will speak at Entrepreneurs Summit.

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The Weekend Update: May 4

In case you missed it, here's some of the big news that happened this weekend

The weekend is never quite long enough, and it seems as though there’s always too…

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Prepare for New Tax Bill to Accompany Marriage

Expense for walking down the aisle may land you with a penalty or bonus

There is a new tax for walking down the aisle, which may result in a…

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Workplace Advancement: 10 Companies that Offer Tuition Assistance

See what companies invest in the career and educational advancement of employees

Ten companies that offer college tuition assistance to its employees.

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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…

By Brittany Dandy

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Institute To Create Young Black Male Entrepreneurs Kicks Off In Washington D.C.

U.S. Black Chambers launch program to create more minority businesses and jobs in the capital

Institute prepares next generation of young black male business owners.

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Miss Nigeria USA 2015: Empowering Women Through Culture and Class

The annual pageant is set to take place in New York City

The Annual Miss Nigeria USA Pageant to take place at renowned Alvin Ailey Theater in…

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Who Is Marilyn Mosby? 10 Facts About the Woman Who’s Bringing Justice to Freddie Gray’s Case

Everything you need to know about Baltimore City State's Attorney

Facts about Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby who was in charge of overseeing the…

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5 Cool U.S. Army Career Paths

Discover your dream job in the US Army

The U.S. Army gives you a great opportunity to get on-the-job training and try different…

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[RECAP] Twitter Chat with Rodney Sampson on Angel Investors

The Founder and CEO spreads the wealth with entrepreneurs

Rodney Sampson talks angel investors and entrepreneurship in our Twitter chat.

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Cool Jobs: Executive Julius Erving, Jr. Talks Expanding His Portfolio Beyond Music

Erving talks music, tech investments and new school supply line

Music executive J. Erving talks expanding his business portfolio.

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[WATCH] Female Creatives Talk How They Make a Passionate Living

These entrepreneurs left their nine to fives behind to build businesses they love

Her Agenda hosted a discussion with female creatives, who figured out how to go against…

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Denim Day: Fashionably United Against Sexual Assault

Yesterday, supporters wore denim in anti domestic violence solidarity

Wednesday, April 29, 2015, was #Denim Day, an annual campaign organized to encourage people to…

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U.S. Applications for Unemployment Aid Hit 15-Year Low

Labor Department shows signs of major dip in unemployment applications

Number of Americans filling out unemployment applications hits 15-year low.

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Tech-Focused Ideas Drive Mario Armstrong’s #More4Bmore Initiative to Help Baltimore

The technologist's hashtag campaign seeks to change chatter into action after city's unrest

Mario Armstrong’s #More4Bmore campaign seeks techies’ help.

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[PHOTOS] Lexus and Black Enterprise Celebrate ‘The Good Life 2.0′ With Industry Influencers

We celebrate to the max with modern influencers

On Friday, April 24, Lexus and Black Enterprise presented another “The Good Life” event.

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The Golden Age for Learning? Early Childhood

Age 0 to 4 a window of opportunity for learning

Early childhood is the optimal time for learning, with children ages 0-4 as a huge…

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Millennials Eyeing Millions: How to Sell Your Web Platform … Again and Again

Entrepreneur talks how he builds revenue and what niches are big money makers

Millennial entrepreneur details how to successfully sell Web properties and his venture to provide a…

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Young Professionals Opting for Financial Stability Over Dream Career

Professionals ages 18-24 going for financial security over dream job

New survey says young professionals ages 18-24 are more concerned with gaining financial stability rather…

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Supporting Mayweather vs Pacquiao May Support Domestic Violence

The superstar's past may cost him fans support

Mayweather’s violent history making some not want to support upcoming fight.

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Celebrate International Dance Day: Top 4 Dance Scenes in Movies

A look back at some of the best dance scenes in film and video

Each year on April 29, millions of people celebrate dancers around the world for International…

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The Case for Coding in School Curriculum

Advocates say computer science has a place in curriculum alongside math and English classes

Advocates call to add coding to school curriculum, stating computer science has a place in…

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Report Shows Law School Graduates Struggle with Finding Employment

New data examines the landscape of today's job market for law school gradutes

New report says law school graduates are having a hard time finding employment in their…

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Social Media, Tech Play Role in Baltimore Riots and Recovery

Helped to document the unrest and spurr a community cleanup

Social media and tech used during Baltimore riots and cleanups.

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Harvard Business School Launches New Program to Recruit More Women

New program will focus on recruiting students from women colleges across the nation

Harvard Business School launches program to recruit more female students.

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How to Handle the Emotions of Racial Injustice While at Work

In the aftermath of Freddie Gray case, here's how to cope while in the office

As our country sits enraged about numerous moments of injustice, we still have to get…

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Top Jobs and Industries for the Class of 2015

Graduating from college in a few weeks? Here are some of the top industries for new graduates

Graduating from college in a few weeks? Here are some of the top industries for…

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Loving the Skin You’re In: ‘We’re Pretty Period’

Dr. Yaba Blay's movement provides a colorful look at the complexities of completion

Dr. Yaba Blay’s Pretty Period, provides a colorful look at the complexits of completion.

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Young People Continue to See Lag in Employment Rates

Report says millennials are left behind in the job market

Despite improvements in the overall employment rate of American workers, data shows young people are…

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Millennial ‘World Deeds’ Becoming a Way of Life

Small business owner Eric Whitaker talks his charitable clothing company, World Deeds

Small Business owner and millennial, Eric Whitaker talks his clothing company World Deeds and how…

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#BESMART: Check Out This Special Portal for Minority Students, Educators and Parents

Join the education conversation today

Black Enterprise BE Smart serves as the go-to sources for the latest in education news…

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Hollywood Powerbroker Charles Kings Talks Getting Paid For Your Craft

Entrepreneurs Summit focuses on the business of entertainment

Hollywood Powerbroker Charles King to discuss generating profits from multiple revenue streams for aspiring and…

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Entrepreneurs Summit: 5 Boss Moves of Roland Martin

The TV titan is on a roll

The award-winning journalist Roland Martin is joining Black Enterprise at the Entrepreneurs Summit.

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10 Ways to Maximize Your Home Office for Productivity

5 Digital Tools and Resources for Creative Entrepreneurs

Digital tools to help creative entrepreneurs market and sell their products

It’s super important for creative entrepreneurs to use digital tools that can help them market…

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White Teachers Less Likely to See Black Students as Gifted

Are gifted students of color being recognized?

The public schools in Boston were described as having one black teacher for every 22…

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Career Fitness: Baby Weight Loss Equals Entrepreneurial Gain

Jonese Holloway, owner of Johnnie Boi Fitness, talks transition from stay-at-home mom to fitness trainer

Jonese Holloway, owner of Johnnie Boi Fitness, talks her career change and fitness boutique.

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5 Fabulous Destinations for Solo Travelers

Afraid to travel alone? These hot spots for singles will get you going

Choosing a destination with activities to keep you busy, is easy to navigate and safe…

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Ava DuVernay Part of Barbie’s ‘Shero’ Edition

'Selma' director honored with one-of-a-kind custom doll

‘Selma’ director Ave DuVernay was honored with a custom Barbie in her likeness.

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Can a Video Game Teach Your Preschooler to Solve for X?

An app that may work better, and faster, than school

A video game that teachers algebra to preschoolers may work better, and faster, than school.

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In the Age of Accountability, a School Famous for its Creativity Struggles to Get Results

Multiple Intelligences-inspired Key Learning Community gains hint at rekindling past glory

But since 2012, an ambitious young principal has helped the school achieve a remarkable shift…

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Black and Sexy: 5 Web Series You Should Be Watching

Entrepreneurs Summit's speaker Dennis Dortch revolutionizes web TV with these must-sees

We highlight five of our favorite Black and Sexy TV web series from the cahnnel’s…

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Yes We Camp: 5 Cool Fishing, Hiking and Nature Groups for African Americans

National Park Week begins April 18

National Park Week is from April 18-26. To celebrate you can join several nature groups…

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Top 10 Entry Level Jobs for 2015

See what careers recent college graduates should look into

WalletHub releases the best and worst entry level jobs of 2015.

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Leap of Faith: How a Teen Ballerina Landed Dream Job at Dance Theatre of Harlem

Ingrid Silva looks back at taking a chance to leave her Brazilian home for career advancement

Ingrid Silva left Brazil at 18 yrs.old to pursue career as ballet dancer and landed…

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Bridesmaid for Hire: Monetize Your Place at the Alter

Jen Glantz took her wedding party role and made it her business

Jen Glantz’s start-up, allows brides to hire her as a bridesmaid for wedding party needs.…

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Curls Understood Founder, Talks Business Structure, Entrepreneurship, and Balance

Serial Entrepreneur Sylvia Kerali shares her love for natural hair and business mentality

Sylvia Kerali talks her business Curl Understood, and its heavy following.

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Are Black People Simply Trending on Television?

Patina Miller talks acting, race and the people of color TV trend

Patina Miller gives her perspective on people of color trending on television.

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5 Smart Millennial Entrepreneurs Using Instagram for Business

More talk about using digital voice for entrepreneurship at the Entrepreneurs Summit

These millennial entrepreneurs take advantage of the digital and social media age.

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3 Things You Must Do to Achieve Post Promotion Success

Three counterintuitive things that will improve your chance of success after a promotion

Here are three counterintuitive things you must do to reach success after a promotion.

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3 Big Tips to Brand Following Success

Founder of Curls Understood, Sylvia Kerali, reveals her insights on building a successful following

Sylvia Kerali gives her three big tips on how to achieve brand following success.

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7-Year-Old Natalie McGriff Wins $16,000 for Comic Book About Natural Hair

Get tips for your biz kid at the Entrepreneurs Summit

Natalie McGriff is the seven year old author who won $16K for her natural hair…

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Teachers Quick to Label Black Students Troublemakers

Teacher bias a contributing factor, research shows

The study showed that teachers tend to view black students more harshly than white students…

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Morehouse Graduate Creates Virtual Talent Show with New App

Entrepreneurs Summit explores other millennials in tech

Henry Mason creates a new app that allows users to compete talents for cash prize.…

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#IWishMyTeacherKnew: Twitter Campaign Reveals Students’ Struggles

Takes the reality of children's lives online

A teacher at Denver Public Schools wanted to find a way to better understand her…

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Broccoli City Founder Talks Using the Arts to Make Healthy Living Cool

Advertising professional Brandon McEachern details journey in advocacy for urban communities

Broccoli City founder talks creating a festival that uses culture and the arts to inform…

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Female Professionals Winning: 5 Work-Life Balance Tips to Stay Sane

Steps to reach your highest potential and tap into your power

Five successful professional women share their tips on maintaining a healthy work-life balance while climbing…

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[VIDEO] My Brother’s Keeper Wins Broad Support

Puts boys and young men of color on path to succeed

President Obama’s initiative to address challenges faced by young men of color.

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Lane Bryant Redefines Sexy with ‘I’m No Angel’ Campaign

Plus size clothing company promotes body diversity though #ImNoAngel promo

Lane Bryant redefines sexy with new #ImNoAngel advertising campaign promo.

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Branding 101: Kenny Burns Offers Three Tips to Help Millennials Establish Career Success

Revolt's SVP of brand development offers career advice to today's millennials

Revolt’s SVP of brand development, Kenny Burns offers tips to help millennials establish a successful…

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Cool Jobs: Kenny Burns Talks Revolt TV, Working with Diddy and Being the ‘Lifestyle Specialist’

Burns opens up about his career path to becoming an industry influencer

Known as the “lifestyle specialist” Kenny Burns talks about his start in the music business…

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Goodbye Corporate, Hello Cupcakes: Entrepreneur’s Life is as Sweet as It Looks

Chef and cupcake stylist Trina Monique talks changing lanes in business

Chef Trina Monique talks going from corporate life to the cupcake industry.

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Head Kid In Charge: 3 Awesome Child Entrepreneurs Who Can’t Even Drive Yet

We're confident that these kids are moguls in the making

These innovative child entrepreneurs inspire us and make us proud with their budding businesses.

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Millennials and Money: Doing Better Today but Trouble Ahead

Survey finds young adults faring better than other groups … for now

Survey finds Millennials faring better than other groups…for now.

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Smart Advice From 7 Savvy Black Enterprise Men Entrepreneurs

These savvy professionals and entrepreneurs share their wealthy wisdom

Seven men entrepreneurs share insight into their entrepreneurial success.

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Financial Literacy Month: Stars Gather to Celebrate Financially Savvy Skaters

Program building champions on the ice and leaders of their communities

A-list celebs and figure skating royalty gathered in New York City recently to celebrate nonprofit…

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Entrepreneur Takes Brooklyn-Bred Scents to the Next Level

How Sophia Sylvester taps into a hot market and a niche need

Brooklyn Flavors is a natural skincare line owned by entrepreneur, Sophia Sylvester.

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Career Highlights from Global Influencers On Time’s 100 Most Influential List

Top global leaders you should know

Here are the career highlights from several prominent global leaders on Time’s 100 Most Influential…

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Do You Have One of The World’s Most Powerful Passports?

Depending on what country's passport you're carrying, determines your level of global mobility

Depending on what country’s passport you’re carrying, determines your level of global mobility.

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On the Move: Deesha Dyer Named White House Social Secretary

POTUS says he looks forward to working with Dyer in her new role

White House names Deesha Dyer as its new social secretary.

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STEM Mentoring Programs Invite Girls of Color into the Industy

New York City DOE creates opportunities to push girls towards STEM related fields

New STEM programs were created to mentor low income Girls, African Americans and Hispanics.

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Wendy Williams: ‘Marriage and Babies Stunt a Woman’s Growth Career-Wise’

The TV host suggests women should wait until after their 20s to have a husband and kids

Wendy Williams opens up about work/life balance and suggests that women wait until after their…

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Beauty Entrepreneur on Making Jump From Healthcare to Hair

Latoiya Roland talks faith over fear in search of success

Latoiya Roland, CEO of I Wear Glam talks becoming an beauty entrepreneur, how she got…

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Career Highlights from African Americans Who Made Time’s 100 Most Influential People

Power moves from some of the world's most influential people

Career highlights from prominent African Americans who made Time’s 100 Most Influential List.

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How One Young Professional is Creating a Network to Connect Female Entrepreneurs

Patrice Cameau creates a platform to help female CEOs thrive

Washington, DC publicist and communications consultant creates a platform to help female entrepreneurs thrive.

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Women on Film: 5 Black Actresses Running It in Hollywood

These stars have officially taken over your TV

These black actresses have taken over major cable networks with their hit series.

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5 Unconventional Places to Network This Spring

Don't forget to add a few places to network to your social calendar

In the midst of making plans to enjoy warmer temperatures don’t forget to add a…

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Cool Jobs: Ericka Pittman Talks Career Lessons from Diddy and Being a Power Woman in Business

Pittman says working for Diddy has made her feel like anything is possible

Power woman Ericka Pittman talks career lessons from Diddy and being a boss woman in…

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Toni Morrison Releases New Novel ‘God Help the Child’

Toni Morrison reveals, 'I know how to write forever'

“God Help the Child” by Toni Morrison was released.

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‘We Will Never Forget You’ : One year Since Nigerian Schoolgirls Abducted

Malala Yousafzia, and others turn to the internet in support of missing Nigerian Schoolgirls

Yesterday marked one year since Nigerian schoolgirls were abducted from a boarding school in the…

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Entrepreneurs Summit: 3 Social Entrepreneurs Dedicated to Education

Be inspired by the works of these do-gooders

These social entrepreneurs will be at the Entrepreneurs Summit discussing the education crisis and solutions.

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Kevin Hart Wins MTV Comedic Genius Award

Comedian brought his two children onto the stage with him

Last night, Kevin Hart won the MTV Comedic Genius Award. The actor brought his children…

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5 Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Smartphone

Preserve memories and increase storage space with these tips

You should consider spring-cleaning your smartphone for prime usability. Try these tips.

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FIRST Robotics Sparks Passion for Science and Technology

Winning regional teams to compete in Missouri

FIRST Robotics sparks passion for science, technology, engineering.

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Beauty and Fashion Influencers Join Chrisette Michele for 8 City Social Media Marketing Tour

The event was created for women who believe in positivity

Top Beauty and Fashion Vloggers join Chrisette Michele for an 8 city “women’s empowerment &…

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4 Keys to a Successful School Turnaround

How struggling schools can improve

Struggling schools can turn around with resources, visionary leadership, data-driven decision-making, and comprehensive student support.

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Top 5 Blacks in Brewery

Here's a look at some of the best pioneers in the brewing industry

Here’s a look at the top five blacks in brewery, as today is national beer…

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Beverly Bond Responds to White Girls Rock Hashtag

The DJ defends her movement in a personal essay

After the White Girls Rock controversy, Black Girls Rock founder Beverly Bond responds.

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Cheated Out of an Education

One view of the scandal in Atlanta

Why Kevin Chavous thinks the educators in Atlanta cheated; why time on task, teacher accountability,…

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Financial Literacy Month: Teaching Teenagers How to Manage Money

Three things every parent should know

There are three necessary ingredients when it comes to helping your children develop financial behaviors…

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‘Preachers of Detroit’ Cast Member Talks Ministering Through Reality TV

Bishop Clarence Langston gives insight into taking his journey to the small screen

Bishop Langston discusses his call to ministry and how he is spreading the love of…

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Raising a Young Mogul? 3 Ways To Empower Financially Independent Kids

Here is advice for raising a young entrepreneur

Raising a young mogul? Here are three ways to empower financially independent kids.

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