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Black Women Can’t Wait 106 Years for Equal Pay

Today is National Equal Pay Day and it is only right to address the fact that black women work twice as hard as their counterparts, if not harder, yet still earn less. According to research conducted by the Institute for Women’s Research Policy, if trends in the pay gap persist like they have over the…


“Jussie Smollett is like a son to me:” Maxine Waters and Other Stars Defend the “Empire” Actor at the NAACP Image Awards

Leave it up to Chris Rock to address the elephant in the room at the 50th annual NAACP Image Awards on Saturday. The racy comedian brazenly poked fun at actor Jussie Smollett before presenting the Image Award for outstanding comedy series during the live event, which was broadcasted on TV One. “They said no Jussie…


Nipsey Hussle Reflected on His Legacy a Year Before His Death [VIDEO]

It may be the millennial generation’s Tupac moment—the untimely death of rap star Nipsey Hussle. While the 33-year-old rapper, whose real name was Ermias Davidson Asghedom, did not live long enough to achieve the legendary musical catalog of Tupac Shakur—his death, as with Shakur’s—will mark a sad milestone in the lives of younger hip-hop fans…


5 Ways to ‘Boss Up’ Your Career with These Career-Coaching Tips

According to Forbes, career coaching is a $2 billion, global industry. It seems you can’t sling a hashtag without finding a career coach online. This is partially due to the internet enabling the growth and popularity of the profession within the last 15 years. It is clear that digital and social media are driving the…


Turning The Electoral Map Blue, One Local Election At A Time

Madison Paige is on a mission to change the colors of the nation’s electoral map. As the founder of Bold Blue Campaigns, Paige wants to make a difference in the world. She was empowered to execute change because of her efforts during the Obama presidential campaign. As a volunteer during those early days of Obama’s…


Tips on Quitting Your Job to Start a Business; Like a Boss

Considering leaving your 9 to 5 to grow your own business? You should negotiate quitting strategically to avoid burning bridges. Employees often limit negotiating to the idea of asking for more money. But Charreah Jackson, corporate facilitator, career coach, and author of “Boss Bride: The Powerful Woman’s Playbook for Love and Success,” says that there is…


Is Your Content Marketing Strategy Failing? How to Know and What to Do

You’ve crafted your blog strategy, painstakingly laid out an editorial calendar, and spent countless hours (and perhaps precious cash) creating blog posts for your business. How do you know if your effort is paying off? You can determine whether your content marketing strategy is failing or succeeding with a few simple steps. Start by Understanding…


Laila Ali On Lessons From Her Dad, Her Kids in the Ring, and Her Latest Partnership [VIDEO]

In addition to her undefeated boxing record and being the daughter of the legendary Muhammad Ali, Laila Ali is a chef, author, entrepreneur, and television host. On top of that, she’s a health-conscious wife and mother dedicated to empowering people through healthy lifestyle options. That’s why it comes with little surprise that she signed on…


Healthy Vending Machine Business Has This Franchise Owner Seeing Green

Franchise Idea: Healthy vending machines Franchise Business Name: Naturals2go Vending Franchise Owner: Vernell Shaheed-Levrone Vernell Shaheed-Levrone’s Story After thirty years with the Baltimore Police Department, and Commander of the Family Crimes Unit (a unit she created), Vernell Shaheed-Levrone decided it was time to retire and move out of law enforcement. While in her car, Shaheed-Levrone heard a radio…


Why Black People Pay a Shady Tax Plus a Black Tax and What to Do About It

It’s been said (and proven in many cases) that black people have to work twice as hard to get half as much as our white counterparts. Many of us know we pay the inequitably high black tax invisibly assessed upon us through biased hiring practices, pay disparity, unequal promotion, unfair housing, urban renewal projects, and…