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Reflecting on Barack Obama’s Accomplishments in Tumultuous Times

By: Carolyn M. Brown

The constantly breaking political news cycle is enough to leave nerves frayed. These turbulent time may make you long for days (read: administrations) past and see this as a good time to step back and reflect on calmer days when Barack Obama was in the White House. Some may want...

8 Best Job Searching and Career Websites for People of Color

By: Kandia Johnson

From the employee who dreams about landing an executive role at a company but notices a lack of diversity in the C-suite to the entrepreneurs struggle to get funding for their startup—when it comes to career advancement, people of color face an uphill battle. So, we’ve rounded up a few inspirational...

[Breaking] San Francisco Now Has Its First Black Woman Mayor

By: BLACK ENTERPRISE Editors

London Breed will be the first black woman mayor of San Francisco after her opponent conceded the election results, reports CNN.  Breed claimed victory after her opponent, Mark Leno, a former California state senator, conceded in a tight election race. Breed and Leno battled for the position after the untimely...

Jason McNary Selected as First Black CEO of Madrid-Based Jewelry Brand

By: Sequoia Blodgett

UNOde50, a jewelry line started in Madrid, is growing its brand worldwide and has selected Jason McNary to oversee efforts in its North American market. McNary has an extensive background in leadership in the retail industry, which includes formerly holding the position of president of the fashion line, agnès b....

Message to Black Board Members: Speak Out and Make a Difference

By: Derek T. Dingle

John Rogers and James Bell not only represent two of America’s most powerful corporate directors but the unwavering, outspoken advocates for diversity and inclusion among board members. Rogers, chairman and CEO of Ariel Investments L.L.C. (No. 1 on the be asset managers list with $11 billion in assets under management),...

Bozoma Saint John is Leaving Uber After Less Than A Year

By: Selena Hill

Almost one year after joining Uber, Bozoma Saint John is leaving the ride-sharing giant to become the CMO of Endeavor, the parent company of leading talent agency WME, which represents A-list stars like Oprah Winfrey and Matt Damon. Saint John, a marketing guru who rose through the corporate ranks at...

How Young Leaders Can Gain Respect and Influence at Work

By: Kandia Johnson

The look of leadership, especially in the corporate world, is still based on the assumption of a certain age (e.g., 35+ years old), which in some cases can lead to differences in communication styles, priorities, and work ethic—especially between younger and older generations. So to get insight into how young...

Ready for the C-Suite? 6 Mistakes That Can Damage Your Executive Presence

By: Kandia Johnson

If you have your eyes on an executive position or the “C-suite,” take note: Competency is not enough to claim the corner office. Climbing the corporate ladder of success requires a combination of skill, emotional intelligence, and unshakable self-confidence. So, are you really prepared to take the lead? It all...

6 Must-Read Articles If You’re Struggling With Impostor Syndrome

By: Alisa Gumbs

Are you constantly worried that you’re not up for the task? Do you feel like you’re just faking it until you make it? And are you scared that any minute now the world is going to discover that you’re a fraud—despite all your skills and success? Well, that’s impostor syndrome....

6 Must-Read Articles If You’re Struggling With Impostor Syndrome

By: Alisa Gumbs

Are you constantly worried that you’re not up for the task? Do you feel like you’re just faking it until you make it? And are you scared that any minute now the world is going to discover that you’re a fraud—despite all your skills and success? Well, that’s impostor syndrome....

Chick-fil-A Restaurant Will Pay You Almost $20 an Hour With Benefits To Do This

By: Selena Hill

A Chick-fil-A restaurant located in Sacramento, California, is accepting applications for “hospitality professionals” —people who can “deliver an elevated dining experience to our guests” according to the online application. These employees will earn between $17 to $18 an hour, starting June 4. Although current workers at the fast-food chain already...

The Teacher vs. The Tweeter: Valerie Jarrett Schools Roseanne [Opinion]

By: Caroline Clarke

We thought yesterday was going to be all about Starbucks closing stores for four hours to do racial awareness training, but then “Roseannegeddon” happened and I’m wondering when we’re going to stop making like the president by tweeting every dumb thought that comes into our heads. Comedian Roseanne Barr, who...

Meet Channing Dungey, the Black Woman Who Put Roseanne In Check

By: Samara Lynn

After a racist tweet about President Obama’s former adviser, comedian Roseanne Barr lost her hit show on ABC. The reaction from the network was swift and severe, with the president of ABC, Channing Dungey, commenting, “Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided...

4 Building Blocks for Developing Your Unique Value Proposition

By: Kandia Johnson

Whether you’re trying to convince an interviewer to hire you or market your products or services, a compelling unique value proposition (UVP) can set you apart from the competition and seal the deal for a new opportunity. Here are four ways to create and communicate your value proposition. 1. Use Simple and Clear...