Education

Chance the Rapper’s Intern Shares Tips and New Business Venture

By: Mia N. Hall

Since responding to Chance the Rapper’s tweet looking for an intern with a package that would impress even a Grammy-winning hiring manager, Negele “Hospey” Hospedales’ life has never been the same. I'm looking for an intern, someone with experience in putting together decks and writing proposals— Lil Chano From 79th...

Here Are 8 Jobs Where African Americans Average Six-Figure Salaries

By: Samara Lynn

Comparably, a website that provides comprehensive information on compensation, salaries, and company culture, across all industries— recently came out with an eye-opening report that includes jobs for which African Americans average six-figure salaries. (Image: iStock/AndreyPopov)   For this report, Comparable focused on the tech sector. Comparable used its extensive database...

Major Career Keys from an MTV Vet on Her 10-Year Anniversary

By: Mia N. Hall

TEN YEARS! Ten years with the same company. Ten years on the same team. Ten years in Times Square. Ten years of unparalleled experiences. Ten years of growth. Not many people in my generation—’80s babies stand up—can say that they have had a career with the same organization for 10 years....

She Started a PR Agency with Absolutely No Contacts…And She Persisted

By: Kandia Johnson

Kerstyn Dioulo is the founder of Glow Connection, a NYC-based public relations and management agency. Six years ago she signed singer/actor, Rotimi, best known for his role as Dre on Starz’s hit show Power. (Kerstyn Dioulo. Image: File)   A few years later she transitioned into day-to-day operations, adding artist management...

Meet The Educator Changing the Face of Failing Schools in Detroit

By: Kandia Johnson

Recognized as a 2017 Michigan Administrator of the Year by Michigan Association of Public School Academies (MAPSA), Chanivia Patterson, principal of Detroit Enterprise Academy moved the school from the bottom 8 in the state to one of the highest performing schools in Detroit. With over 14 years of experience as...

Meet The Educator Changing the Face of Failing Schools in Detroit

By: Kandia Johnson

Recognized as a 2017 Michigan Administrator of the Year by Michigan Association of Public School Academies (MAPSA), Chanivia Patterson, principal of Detroit Enterprise Academy moved the school from the bottom 8 in the state to one of the highest performing schools in Detroit. With over 14 years of experience as...

How to Become A Mogul

By: Sequoia Blodgett

Some people equate being a mogul to being rich, famous and successful. However, Louis Carr, head of media sales at BET, who has generated for the company over $7 billion in revenue over his 31-year career, takes a different approach. His definition includes loyalty, discipline, and commitment. Recently Carr, who also...

Keeping It Real: Here Are 5 Reasons Why You Aren’t Getting Hired

By: Toni Howard Lowe

The No. 1 question I get from professionals is: “Why am I not getting hired?” Whether you are changing job titles, looking to move on from your current company, or trying to make an industry transition, there are a few fundamental tips to landing the job—but you may be going...

6 Strategies to Strengthen Boardroom Diversity to Advance African Americans

By: Derek T. Dingle

John Rogers and James Bell not only represent two of America’s most astute corporate directors but also serve as unwavering, outspoken advocates for boardroom diversity and inclusion. They represent exemplars among those found on the 2017 BLACK ENTERPRISE Registry of Corporate Directors, which includes 292 board members from the S&P...

5 Ways Black Men Can Succeed in Corporate America

By: Alisa Gumbs

The landscape of corporate America may be difficult, but it’s not impossible for black men to navigate it successfully. That was the message at the session “Leading and Succeeding in Corporate America,” sponsored by Georgia-Pacific at the first-ever Black Men XCEL Summit at the PGA National Resort & Spa in...

3 Excuses Holding You Back From Success

By: Kandia Johnson

Are you constantly talking yourself out of taking steps toward your dreams? Sometimes, it’s not a lack of skills that hold us back from success, it’s our bad habits and excuses. (Image: iStock/m-imagephotography)   Equally important to mastering new skills, is mastering your 0wn mindset. What are you feeding your...

7 Keys to Creativity: Unlock Your Genius

By: L Michelle Smith

It’s easy to get stuck in a rut with cookie cutter marketing strategies. How do you tap into the creative genius inside? Do you ever wonder if you even have a creative genius inside? I believe that while many creative geniuses are born, others can be made with deliberate effort....

Is Your LinkedIn Profile Helping or Hurting You?

By: Yvette Gavin

A few years back, I was in a Women In Technology (WIT) Executive Coaching program. One of my biggest leadership takeaways from the program was the importance of a well-crafted social network. My executive coach shared a true story of two equally qualified candidates competing for a sales job. The...

How to Stay Focused in a World of Political Distractions

By: Kandia Johnson

The current political and racial news is a daily distraction for many of us; no matter our political leanings. A recent poll by the American Psychological Association revealed more Americans are feeling “stressed and cynical” at work because of politics. More than half of those surveyed said political talk at work...

Career Advice from the Red Carpet at Black Girls Rock [Video]

By: Mia N. Hall

Black Girls Rock! is a celebration that offers inspiration and hope to the next generation that they will close the wage gap and flourish against all opposition. Presented by BET and hosted by Taraji P. Hensonl Maxine Waters, Issa Rae, Black Enterprise BE 100s CEO Suzanne Shank, and more were honored...

Young Black Men Excel: In the Peace Corps

By: Robin White Goode

On Labor Day weekend Black Enterprise will be holding its first ever Black Men XCEL Summit, a “combination of empowerment, inspiration, networking, and entertainment” that celebrates the leadership and excellence of black men. Leading up to the event we’re profiling young black men who excel by doing what’s out of the...