Posts in category "Business"

Social Media Reality Check: Your Fans & Followers May Not Like You

Social Media Reality Check: Your Fans & Followers May Not Like You
By Angela T.  Jones Social media is not going away; it is truly embedded into our culture and it redefines  how we communicate with one another. That can be both good and bad. Social media can be good thing because it allows us to communicate with people that we may normally have not had access... Read more »

Steve Harvey, Lisa Nichols and Yolanda Adams: Top 3 Rules for Success

Steve Harvey, Lisa Nichols and Yolanda Adams: Top 3 Rules for Success
By Zondra Hughes Steve Harvey and Essence Magazine’s Disney Dreamers Academy 2015 is a success bootcamp for 100 lucky students; the event also provided some sage advice for parents as well. Here are three rules for success from Steve Harvey, motivational speaker and best-selling author Lisa Nichols and gospel sensation Yolanda Adams. Wake up with... Read more »

Three Things You Must Do to Build an Authentic Brand

Three Things You Must Do to Build an Authentic Brand
A Busy Woman’s Guide to Building an Authentic Brand By Jean Usen Who are you behind the glossy business cards and neatly arranged website? What does your business stand for? In a world of super-brands like Coca-Cola, McDonalds and Geico you may be doubting your ability to stand out among the fray. Nelson Jackson says... Read more »
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PHOTOS: Chicago's Top 40 Game Changers

PHOTOS: Chicago's Top 40 Game Changers
  by Dawgelene “Dr Dawj” Sangster- Chicago’s elite showed up to support the Urban Business Roundtable’s 2014 Class of Game Changers in Chicago. Held at the beautiful Arts Club of Chicago, this event was not one to be missed. Hosted by Pepper Miller of WVON’s Urban Business Roundtable, this event highlights 40 individuals under the... Read more »

Do Us a Favor, and Just Stop Lying

Do Us a Favor, and Just Stop Lying
By Shameeka Hunt Lying holds us back. As an entrepreneur, I know I’m not alone when I tell you that broken promises and outright lies are maddening. There comes a point in everyone’s life when you should just be honest with yourself and others about what you are interested in—or not. Don’t be fake; choose... Read more »

Do NOT Launch a Business with Friends! Here's Why

Do NOT Launch a Business with Friends! Here's Why
By Shemeka Michelle The Sweetest Revenge Most of the time I’m very blunt and straight to the point. Even when I ponder my thoughts and really think before I speak, I’m just not good at sugarcoating. Those who know me understand that, unless I’m angry, I speak with all sincerity even if the truth stings.... Read more »
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Now Filming: Christopher Nolen's "72 Hours"

Now Filming: Christopher Nolen's "72 Hours"
By Zondra Hughes Christopher Nolen’s star studded romantic comedy 72 Hours will start filming locally in June. In 72 Hours, a reformed womanizer, Cleavon “Von” Burkett (Timon Kyle Durrett) was living the good life with a beautiful wife and dream job- until one day he wasn’t. With his health taking the back burner in his... Read more »

Lovers & Livelihoods, or "How Did I Blow That Job?"

Lovers & Livelihoods, or "How Did I Blow That Job?"
by Gina B. I have a confession to make:  I live a double life. If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know that I’ve been a dating columnist for some time through multiple channels, with my column – The Gina Spot – in Tribune’s RedEye being the most recent prior to being an... Read more »

Truth About Conflicts & Girl Fights

Truth About Conflicts & Girl Fights
The Myth of Community: A Look at Girl Fights, Sistahood and Individuality by Jean Usen It was my girlhood ambition to be a part of a blood-tight crew of black female friends. Instead of that, I have a beautifully disjointed and unique connection with a precious few jewels. The sistahs are a tight-knit and deeply... Read more »
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Photos: The Black Social Network Play Detroit

Lamar Barnes and Shettima Webb
The Black Social Network College Tour is a traveling stage play that uses theater to illustrate the importance of responsible social media branding. In The Black Social Network, Eva, an ambitious celebrity publicist, and Jasmine, a Facebook fabulist, unravel when an online rumor triggers offline consequences. Image is everything— until reality crashes the party. Detroit... Read more »