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Group Focuses on Developing Black CEOs

on Monday, 24 November 2014 17:12.

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In an effort to increase the relevancy of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) redesigned one of its signature programs to cultivate Black industry leaders at the corporate level. Johnny Taylor, president and CEO of TMCF, a HBCU membership group focused on increasing access, retention and graduation rates of students and creating a pipeline of high-qualified graduates for employers, said that the group got off base with its leadership program.

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Historic Metropolitan A.M.E. Church and the Daniel Payne Community Development Corporation Host 4th Annual Moneywise Financial Empowerment Summit

on Monday, 27 October 2014 14:25.

Speakers include Kelvin Boston, George Fraser, Denise Rolark Barnes, Andy Shallal

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Metropolitan A.M.E. Church and The Daniel Alexander Payne Community Development Corporation team up for the fourth consecutive year with PBS-TV's popular multi-cultural personal finance television series, Moneywise with Kelvin Boston, to present the Annual Moneywise Financial Empowerment Weekend Summit. This free community event will be held at the 176-year old Metropolitan at 1518 M Street, NW, in downtown Washington, D.C. 

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Startups Should Seek Quality Not Quantity for Partnerships

on Tuesday, 11 November 2014 13:39.

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- When partnering with larger companies, startups with a small number of carefully chosen alliances will reap the most benefits, according to new research from the University at Buffalo School of Management. Forthcoming in Organization Science, the study found that by aligning with established companies, a young firm gains valuable access to additional resources and markets. However, as a startup adds more outside partners, eventually the firm’s internal capability will weaken and the cost of maintaining its alliances will exceed any remaining benefits.

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Bullies in the Workplace: Victims to Tell Their Story

on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 12:52.

AMES, Iowa – The stories are shocking and heartbreaking, but they are often disjointed and hard to follow. In severe cases, the narratives are even more chaotic. This is reality for victims of workplace bullying and a major reason why they stay silent, said Stacy Tye-Williams, an assistant professor of communications studies and English at Iowa State University. No one expects to go to work and feel as though they are back on the school playground, but bullying is all too common for many workers. Approximately 54 million workers, or 35 percent of U.S. employees, are targeted by a bully at some point in their careers, according to the Workplace Bullying Institute. Instead of reporting it, Tye-Williams found several of the people she interviewed for a study, published in Management Communication Quarterly, suffered silently.

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Women Face Dishonesty in Business More Often Than Men During Negotiations

on Monday, 13 October 2014 16:04.

Women in business negotiations face more deceit than men, according to new research. In a study to be published in Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, researchers found that women are usually at a disadvantage during negotiations. “We found that men and women alike were targeting women with more deception than men,” said Jessica Kennedy, assistant professor of management at the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management and co-author of the new research. “It was interesting that men and women alike tried to deceive women in negotiations.”

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African American Female Entrepreneur Creates the Heartbeat Music Academy to Provide Music Programs for Underserved and Homeless Impacted Youth

on Tuesday, 30 September 2014 13:10.

San Diego, CA — The Heartbeat Music Academy, located in San Diego, California, was founded by entrepreneur and humanitarian, Tyra K. Hawthorne. Ms. Hawthorne, a native of Detroit, Michigan, created the academy out of memory of her childhood and remembrance of how music has helped her overcome childhood tragedies. The programs provided by the academy are designed to promote scholastic achievement and music education. Since the incorporation of the academy, two of her students were provided the opportunity to attend summer music programs at both the Berklee College of Music and Jackson State University.