Education

Lessons I Have Learned From My Millennial Friends

By: Cameka Smith

I jokingly like to say that I am a baby boomer “doing it” in a millennial world. Every day, I see magazine and news articles, social media posts, and commercials talking about how millennials are making it happen. They are changing the game…and I love it! I also hear and...

This Woman Could Be the Reason You’re Laughing

By: Safon Floyd

If any of the ABC comedies of the last five years have left you in stitches, then you need to take a moment to give thanks for Senior Vice President, ABC Comedy, Jamila Hunter. Hunter has had the task of overseeing development and production of some of the network’s most...

4 Ways to Keep a Breakup From Hijacking Your Work Mojo

By: Cameka Smith

Remember how you felt after breaking up with your high school boyfriend? It took you awhile to recover? You cried yourself to sleep for two weeks and lost a ton of weight. Fast forward 20 years—you’ve got the job of your dreams, and life is going pretty well, until you...

Culture Clash: Are You the Right Fit For Your Company?

By: Safon Floyd

We get these job offers and we’re tremendously excited because meaningful employment is real. After that excitement begins to wear down, though, we live with the reality that there are aspects, aside from simply being offered a job that should inform the decision on where you work. It’s all about...

How Cathy Hughes Stays on Top of the Entertainment Industry

By: Safon Floyd

With a reported net worth of $460 million, Cathy Hughes, the second wealthiest African American woman in the nation, has made a resounding impact on black media having pioneered Radio One, a BE 100s company and one the of the most successful and lucrative black-owned media companies to date. If...

This is When It’s Time to Leave Your Job

By: Safon Floyd

You’ve probably heard all the theories before: it’s best to leave a job after three years; never leave before two years; four years is the minimum if you don’t want to look flighty; only leave a job if you have another. Now, hear this: none of the above answers matter....

Olympic Gold Medalist Sanya Richards-Ross Trains You to Win

By: Safon Floyd

Five-time Olympic medalist, six-time world champion, philanthropist, and entrepreneur Sanya Richards-Ross knows a thing or two about success. Since taking the world by storm at the World Cup 2006, winning the 200 and 400-meter events, the Jamaican-born track star has collected accolade after accolade nonstop, including four Olympic golds. Now,...

5 Simple Ways to Close Out Your Work Week

By: Safon Floyd

It’s the end of the week and since around noon you’ve had one foot facing the door. You can’t wait to run off into the weekend, leaving all things work-related behind and you owe it to yourself to do just that. However, before you shut down that computer, grab your...

Former Lawyer Turned Rapper Talks Success in Music and Business

By: Crystal I. Berger

(Image: Mekka Don Music)   Mekka Don is a former corporate litigator turned rapper who has captivated fans with his JUICE and Pilot Boys brands. While attending The Ohio State University, this wide receiver got bit by the music bug; it was there that this Columbus, Ohio, native, his brother,...

Former Lawyer Turned Rapper Talks Success in Music and Business

By: Crystal I. Berger

(Image: Mekka Don Music)   Mekka Don is a former corporate litigator turned rapper who has captivated fans with his JUICE and Pilot Boys brands. While attending The Ohio State University, this wide receiver got bit by the music bug; it was there that this Columbus, Ohio, native, his brother,...

Natural Hair Hurts Black Women in the Workplace

By: Carolyn M. Brown

(Image: istock.com/And-One)   Women of color in the workplace, particularly those with natural hairstyles, are penalized because they often do not conform to traditional notions of beauty. No one has ever empirically measured the various biases people have about different types of hair and whether or not certain styles are...

Natural Hair Hurts Black Women in the Workplace

By: Carolyn M. Brown

(Image: istock.com/And-One)   Women of color in the workplace, particularly those with natural hairstyles, are penalized because they often do not conform to traditional notions of beauty. No one has ever empirically measured the various biases people have about different types of hair and whether or not certain styles are...

Want Career Success? Then Stay Out Of the ‘Buffet Line’

By: Rita P. Mitchell, CRC®

Here is another life changing concept from the great Coach Mitchell. As an elementary-middle school physical education teacher and coach, my husband, over the course of his career, had the privilege of teaching thousands of children. Not only did he teach and coach students, but as you can imagine he also taught life...

Want Career Success? Then Stay Out Of the ‘Buffet Line’

By: Rita P. Mitchell, CRC®

Here is another life changing concept from the great Coach Mitchell. As an elementary-middle school physical education teacher and coach, my husband, over the course of his career, had the privilege of teaching thousands of children. Not only did he teach and coach students, but as you can imagine he also taught life...