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  • Raising the bar on your personal brand
    Raising The B.A.R. on Culturational Chemistry

    Building a successful career requires a lot of things, and in today’s workforce, the ability to embrace and effectively integrate into a diverse organization is high on that list of requirements. It’s ultimately about...

    • Posted May 30, 2013
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  • Recreating Yourself
    How To Recreate Yourself

    “Re-create yourself by forging a new identity, one that commands attention and never bores the audience.” –Law 46 of Robert Green’s 48 Laws of Power May definitely has its share of monthly celebrations and...

    • Posted May 18, 2013
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  • Maurice Henry
    Welcome our newest contributor: Maurice Henry

    Maurice Henry is a blogger for Positive Directions (MIA) Minorities In Action. Positiv Directions aims to highlight the incredible accomplishments made by minorities and delve into how they contribute to America. Read on for...

    • Posted May 9, 2013
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  • Blacks In Govenment (BIG)
    The Power of Presentation: Effective Communication Skills for Leaders

    “The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives.” Tony Robbins, success coach Can you think of a single profession, career, or entrepreneurial endeavor that wouldn’t require strong...

    • Posted May 8, 2013
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  • Thurgood Marshall College Fund
    U.S. Army Partners With Thurgood Marshall College Fund

    U.S. Army Partnership with Thurgood Marshall College Fund Promotes Opportunities for College Scholarships (BLACK PR WIRE) – Alexandria, Va. (Apr. 29, 2013) — The U.S. Army and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) have...

    • Posted May 1, 2013
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  • Wages
    Small Business Wants Minimum Wage Increase

    Large Majority Of Small Businesses Favor Minimum Wage Increase In New National Poll Employers Across Political Spectrum Say Raise Would Boost Business and Help Economy April 24, 2013, Washington, DC – In contrast to...

    • Posted April 25, 2013
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  • Major League Baseball
    Commissioner Selig Creates On-Field Diversity Task Force

    Wide-Ranging Group to Focus on Addressing Issues That Influence the Talent Pipeline to Professional Baseball  Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig today announced the creation of an On-Field Diversity Task Force to address the talent...

    • Posted April 11, 2013
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  • Women & Minorities Online Career Fair

    The National Labor Exchange Women & Minorities Online Career Fair You’re invited to attend our upcomingOnline Career Fair hosted by DirectEmployers Association and the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) exclusively for women...

    • Posted March 14, 2013
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  • 2013 Black Perspective Cover
    2013 Black Perspective Out Today!

    The 2013 edition of the Black Perspective is out now. Inside we cover Robin Wilson’s rise to success despite her respiratory ailments, finding the best grants for African-American students, determining whether or not the...

    • Posted March 3, 2013
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  • Can the concept of ‘fit’ facilitate discrimination in the hiring process?

    Can the concept of ‘fit’ facilitate discrimination in the hiring process? As a career coach I am troubled when minority job seekers I work with mention that concerns about ‘fit’ are being brought up in job...

    • Posted February 25, 2013
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  • Become an Intellectual: Steps That Make You Smarter

    Most people would love to be a little more intelligent and have more knowledge that they can pull from during conversations and various situations. In just a few minutes a day, you can improve...

    • Posted February 21, 2013
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  • Reuters/Reuters - A job seeker (R) meets with a prospective employer at a career fair in New York City, October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar
    Jobless claims hint at firming job market

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, offering hope the sluggish labor market recovery may have picked up a step.
  • Black unemployment has had minimal improvement despite economic growth
    Despite Economic Growth, Minimal Improvement for Black Unemployment

    Berkeley – A new report by the University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Labor Research and Education finds that between the first quarter of 2012 and the fourth quarter of 2012, Black unemployment rates remained...

    • Posted February 13, 2013
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  • Carl J. Taylor & Co.
    Employed Individuals Seeking New Career Opportunities

    New trend of confidential inquiries from currently employed could have significant impact on employers’ abilities to realize their business plans DALLAS, Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Executive search and other recruiting firms receive a number...

    • Posted February 9, 2013
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