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Grand Jury’s Decision Initiates #BoycottBlackFriday

As most of the nation’s population tries to make sense of the decision made by he grand jury to not indict Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown, ...

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Al Sharpton’s Finances Reveal Questionable Activity

Al Sharpton’s rise to power has always been attributed to his ability to be the spokesperson and mascot for victims of racial injustice. Wherever disruptive activity dwells, Sharpton marches to ...

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Women with Children Are More Productive Than Most People

Juggling motherhood and a high-powered career takes careful planning and an almost flawless skill set, and according to a recent study highlighted in the Washington Post, all that hard work ...

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Fact: Being a Black Woman Employee at Google is Not Fun

The tech world has never been known for its open door policy towards people of color. Its one of the few industries that has managed to legally keep their number ...

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Open Thread: Does He Resent Your Success?

The next time you get a feeling that your boo isn’t as happy about your achievements as he should be, it might not just be in your head. According to recent ...

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You Were Cc'd: The Importance of Delicate Email Etiquette

As worker bees, doesn’t it make you sad that we can’t handle our work woes by wrestling in the mud or just hauling off and slapping someone in the face ...

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5 Tips To Remember On Your Next Interview

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The interview process nearly always includes a sit down with human resources as well as your potential future boss and colleagues. The folks in HR don’t have to do your job everyday so they know the bare minimum about the day-to-day requirements of the position...

Target Drops Criminal Background Questions from Job Applications

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Target has stepped up in a way that will be extremely transformative for individuals being released from prison and hoping to reenter society on the right foot. The retail giant plans to stop asking prospective employees about their criminal records in job applications at its...

By Any Means Necessary? Unemployed Black Women Pretends to Be White, Job Prospects Dramatically Increase

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  With the unemployment rate still hovering around eight-percent for Americans, and almost double that for black folks, one woman decided to up her chances of securing a job. After being unemployed for two years, Yolanda Spivey decided to attempt an experiment. An insurance professional,...

Can Love Survive an Extended Layoff?

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As part of its ongoing series on job insecurity, Alternet recently examined whether or not couples can weather the challenges of extended unemployment. It’s a particularly timely discussion, given the instability of the job market and the ever-lengthening periods of joblessness many Americans face. If...

Is Your Social Media Presence Hurting Your Job Prospects?

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With the economy still making a slow recovery, competition for well-paying jobs is at an all-time high. And while many job seekers are polishing up their resumes, cover letters, and lining up their references, increasingly employers are looking at more than just a person’s job...