A NEW STUDY SHOWS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MALE AND FEMALE MILLENNIALS SAVING FOR RETIREMENT

A new survey by T. Rowe Price finds that gender does matter when it comes to the retirement saving habits of Millennials. The survey found that the average balance for men participating in 401(k)s was $74,000, while the average balance for women was $38,000. In addition, 68% of the Millennial women surveyed who were eligible to participate […]

3 MISTAKES THAT COULD BE COSTING COLLEGE GRADUATES THOUSANDS IN THEIR CAREERS

While many recent graduates in today’s job market are grateful to simply land a full-time job, a new study by NerdWallet and Looksharp makes it clear that young professionals should make a strong effort to utilize their negotiation power before saying yes to a position. According to the study, which surveyed almost 8,000 graduates who […]

TIPS TO HELP COLLEGE GRADS LAND A J-O-B

With the semester over for most students and graduation season in full effect, the hunt for full-time employment is at a high for many graduates. While reports reveal that college graduates are on track to land better jobs than previous graduates of recent years, studies show that 8.5 percent of 2014 graduates between the ages […]

COLLEGE GRADUATES TAKE THE BIGGEST PAYCUTS IN THE PROFESSIONAL WORLD LAST YEAR

According to an Economic Policy Institute analysis of Labor Department data, workers with college or advanced degrees saw a dip in wages last year, while workers with less education saw an increase in pay. Based off the data, professionals with a bachelor’s degree saw their average hourly wage drop to $29.55 in 2014, down 1.3 […]

BLACK FARMERS ARE BEING SHUT OUT OF THE MEDICAL MARIJUANA BUSINESS

National support for legalizing marijuana has been growing rapidly. Now legalized in 23 states and the District of Columbia for medical use and four states – Colorado, Washington, Oregon and Alaska – and DC for recreational use, cannabis is big business. Independent analysts have valued the legal industry at $3 billion and rising to $10 […]

“LET THEM SEE US” CAMPAIGN IS TRYING TO PUT AN END TO THE LACK OF DIVERSITY IN TODAY’S WORKFORCE

Studies show that African Americans held a stagnant12 percent of all jobs between 2001 and 2014, and with recent data from the Pew Research Center showing that women make up only 5 percent of CEOs in the nation’s Fortune 500 companies, it’s clear that corporate America is struggling to create a work environment that’s reflective of […]

R. DONAHUE PEEBLES TELLS US THAT YOU DON’T NEED COLLEGE TO CREATE WEALTH

One of the wealthiest African Americans in the country, with an estimated net worth of more than $700 million, entrepreneur and author R. Donahue Peebles has built a legacy as a real estate guru with an estimated $5 billion, 6 million square foot portfolio. Set to appear at Black Enterprise’s Entrepreneurs Summit, May 13–15 at […]

KEYS TO FOLLOWING UP ON A GREAT INTERVIEW

After submitting your resumé to employers, you finally got the phone call you’ve been waiting for. A prospective employer sets up a time for you to come in for an interview, and you are beyond prepared. About an hour later you emerge from the interview and you know that you nailed it. Finally, you get […]

CAREER ADVICE: START AN ANNUAL REVIEW TO TRACK YOUR CAREER PROGRESS

Many professionals are used to waiting for — and dreading — the quarterly or annual review they get from superiors. And they’ll often wait until someone else tells them they’re doing something wrong or failing at a task to gain an assessment of their performance or professional growth. But experts say this is not a […]

HILLARY CLINTON FIGHTS FOR GENDER EQUALITY IN SILICON VALLEY

While Patricia Arquette is standing up for wage equality, Hillary Clinton is calling for greater female representation in the Tech industry. The former Secretary of State had to take Silicon Valley to task for pretty much still being an Old Boy’s Club. The Los Angeles Times reports that when she appeared at the Lead On […]

3 MUST READ BOOKS FOR ANY ASPIRING FASHION AND DESIGN PROFESSIONALS

The key to succeeding in the fashion industry is knowing your history. It is by knowing what style ancestors wore before that helps today’s African American designers and stylist in raising the style bar, especially in the digital age. Today, it is imperative that those clamoring for a seat at the creative director’s table— whether […]

BUN B TALKS ABOUT HIS ROLE AS LECTURER AT RICE UNIVERSITY

Earlier this month, we reported that rapper Bun B was expanding his resume beyond music and into the classroom with the teaching of a religion and hip hop course at Rice University. Now, with the intention to take the course outside of the classroom and into the online space, the Texas native is opening up […]

HOW TO MAKE MONEY AS A BLOGGER

Blogging may not make you rich like Necole Bitchie or Perez Hilton, but there’s definitely some opportunity to up your coins. If you’re looking to turn your passion for food or DIY arts and crafts into a blog, it won’t hurt to explore these cash-making options. Know that becoming an overnight success, as with any pursuit, […]

TOP 40 COMPANIES FOR DIVERSITY PRACTICES

Diversity drives performance. It’s a fact that Black Enterprise highlights in its annual list of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity. Featured in the December 2014/January 2015 issue, these inclusive businesses will also be honored when BE presents “The 40 Best Companies for Diversity Luncheon” with the Rev. Jesse Jackson at his 18th Annual Rainbow […]

8 TIPS TO SPEED UP YOUR RISE UP THE CORPORATE LADDER

Many times people think that unleashing their entrepreneurial spirit requires stepping out on their own. Wrong! You can do it right in the workplace and become an “intrapreneur.” Troy Nash, a United States Air Force veteran, is the first African-American principal at the top commercial real estate firm in Kansas City’s history. Newmark Grubb Zimmer […]