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Change Your Career Now With These Four Essential Strategies

Whether you’re bored with your career or your job is being eliminated, career reinvention is possible at any stage in life. The No. 1 thing to remember is a career change doesn’t happen overnight.  Here are four things you must do now to change to the career of your dreams:   Study your new industry…



How to Run a Business With Your Spouse Without Ruining the Relationship

If you’re considering starting a business with your spouse, you might want to discuss a few things with one another to avoid ruining your relationship. So to get some insight on how to divide responsibilities and shut down work issues at home, we asked husband-and-wife co-founders Holly McWhorter and Bjarke Ballisager of Plant Apothecary to share their…



Federal Data Shows 3.9 Million Students Dropped Out of College with Debt 2015–2016

The saddest stories among those who owe some of the $1.3 trillion in student loan debt are those of college dropouts. They took out loans to go to school, hoping for a better life. But without college degrees, many don’t find good jobs to help pay back these loans. It not only ruins their lives, it’s terrible…



Everything You Need to Know About the Republican Tax Plan

Recently, the House Republicans passed their tax plan, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA).  The proposed tax bill is expected to be one of the most significant tax overhauls since 1986. Republicans promise the plan will provide tax savings for the typical family, simplify taxes for millions of Americans, and reduce tax burdens for corporations….



Google Just Made Your Job Search Easier

Finding a new job can feel like a long and daunting process. After applying for dozens of job openings, you can go days, weeks, and even months before actually hearing back from a prospective employer. If and when you are fortunate enough to be called in for an interview, meeting a hiring manager can be…



Six Traits All CEOs Should Have

It’s quite an achievement to be the chief executive officer of a company, but what traits are necessary in order to hold the reins?   (Image: iStock/avemario)     Following in the steps of your predecessor isn’t always the best course of action. You want to build your personal brand within the company and make…



45 Great Moments in Black Business – No. 24: A.G. Gaston Amasses $130 Million Fortune

This year, BLACK ENTERPRISE celebrates the 45th anniversary of its roster of the nation’s largest black-owned businesses—The BE 100s. To commemorate the significance of this collective’s widespread impact on black business and economic development as well as American industry over four decades, we have presented 45 milestone moments. As part of this tribute, we continue…



U.S. Government Official Says Blacks Turned Cities Into ‘Slums’ with ‘Laziness, Drug Use, and Sexual Promiscuity’

The Rev. Jamie Johnson, who directs the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Center for Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships, has reportedly blamed African Americans for turning major U.S. cities into “slums” and called Islam a “threat to American freedoms.”   (Image: www.FEMA.gov)     Prior to joining the department in April, Johnson made a string of…



Diversity Vice President, Denise Young Smith, Is Leaving Apple

The vice president of diversity and inclusion at Apple, Denise Young Smith, is leaving her position at the end of the year, reports CNET.    (Denise Young Smith. Image: Apple) She is headed to Cornell Tech to become its new executive-in-residence, as per a post on Cornell Tech’s website, as of January 2018. While there…



The Oldest HBCU in America Is on the Brink of Closing

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, the oldest historically black college in the nation, may be forced to close its doors for good. The school was founded in 1837 by Richard Humprehy, a Quaker philanthropist born on a plantation in the West Indies. Despite its rich history and roots, the 180-year-old institution has faced a barrage of financial…