How Microlearning Can Level Up Your Knowledge

If you’re looking to advance your career or pivot to a new industry, then you’re probably checking out ways you can beef up your resume. Maybe you’re considering an MBA, a bootcamp, or browsing upcoming conferences. Or perhaps you’re considering the DIY route and looking for podcast and book recommendations. 

While any of these options will help you learn and could boost your resume, the best way to level up your career prospects is to dedicate yourself to becoming a lifelong learner, which is where microlearning comes into play. 

Conferences and classes are bursting with information, but you may feel limited by the course schedule and teaching style. This works for some people, but it can be expensive and hard to fit into a budget or daily schedule. Microlearning can help you take charge of your education by providing bite-sized lessons. Over time, you can build up your learnings for Read the rest

White Woman Arrested After Throwing Glass Bottle at Black Jogger and Screaming The N-Word

A White woman in Queens, NY, has been charged with a hate crime after throwing a glass bottle and using a racial slur at a Black woman who was jogging in the street, according to CNN.

Lorena Delaguna, 53, appeared in court last week and was charged with attempted assault in the second degree as a hate crime and aggravated harassment in the second degree. If convicted, she could be sentenced to seven years in prison.

The incident was caught on video.

According to Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz, the incident took place on August 17 when Delaguna threw a glass bottle at Tiffany Johnson, who was out for a jog. The bottle shattered near Johnson, splashing liquid on her. Delaguna is also accused of yelling and cursing at Johnson, telling

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What to Know About the New Chase Freedom Flex Card

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On September 14, 2020, Chase introduced the Chase Freedom Flex, a new credit card with no annual fee. The Chase Freedom Flex card was introduced as a replacement for the original Chase Freedom card, which is no longer available to new applicants. The Chase Freedom Unlimited card, another Chase credit card with no annual fee, is still available.

In this Chase Freedom Flex review, we’ll take a look at this new card. We’ll examine the welcome bonus, the earning rates and other benefits. Read the rest

Learn Strategies For Financial Success and Building Wealth at the Women of Power Tech Conference

These pandemic-induced times have produced a great deal of anxiety when it comes to money matters. So just how can Black female professionals and entrepreneurs set a course to realize their financial goals?

If you seek valuable insights and advice to guide you through this process, your must-attend the virtual session “Wealth-building Strategies for Black Women” hosted by JPMorgan Chase, which is part of the inaugural BLACK ENTERPRISE Women of Power Tech Virtual Conference.

The panel will be held Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 1:30 p.m. ET and feature leading financial experts Racquel Oden, head of national sales and support, JP Morgan Chase Consumer Bank; Mayra Cardozo, head of content strategy and innovation for U.S. wealth management, JP Morgan Chase; and Tosh Ernest, head of wealth, Advancing Black Pathways (ABP), JP Morgan Chase.

For Black women, the session could not be more significant given their current wealth status.

Tosh Ernest,
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My Parents Can’t Afford College Anymore – What Should I Do?

When most parents offer to fund their child’s tuition, it’s with the expectation that their financial circumstances will remain relatively unchanged. Even with minor dips in income or temporary periods of unemployment, a solid plan will likely see the child through to graduation.

Unfortunately, what these plans don’t tend to account for is a global pandemic wreaking havoc on the economy and job market.

Now, many parents of college-age children are finding themselves struggling to stay afloat – much less afford college tuition. This leaves their children who were previously planning to graduate college with little or no debt in an uncomfortable position.

So if you’re a student suddenly stuck with the bill for your college expenses, what can you do? Read below for some strategies to help you stay on track.

Contact the University

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Without a College Education, Mel Carter Used Life Lessons and People Skills to Become a Successful Music Exec

Growing up in another country, poor, and without a college education may lead some to stay in poverty or look to illegal means to make ends meet. But having aspirations to be a businessman like Roc-A-Fella’s Damon Dash and Jay-Z, industry executive Mel Carter knew what direction he wanted to take in life and pursued it.

Carter, who is now the senior vice president of A&R at Republic Records, is also an investor in Chef John Seymour and hip-hop artist and entrepreneur, Nasir “Nas” Jones’ restaurant Sweet Chick and owner of the Hikari-Ultra record label that is in a  joint venture with Republic. With the skills and knowledge he has acquired over the years, he managed to generate $3 million in artist merchandise and apparel sales in the last year alone.

BLACK ENTERPRISE spoke to Carter about how his ambition led to his entrepreneurial success.

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Best Checking Accounts 2020

Sound money management is an important part of a solid financial strategy. You’ll want to have some of your money set for retirement in a traditional or Roth IRA. Still, other money might be saved for your kids’ college, a down payment on a house or other longer-term goals. And then you might have an emergency fund as well as a checking account that you use to pay your monthly bills and expenses. Each of these buckets of money can be in a different kind of account. In this article, we’ll look at some of the best checking accounts.

What makes a good checking account

Before we look at some of the best checking accounts, it’s a good idea to talk about what makes for a good checking account. A checking account is an account that you would typically use to pay your ongoing monthly expenses. It is Read the rest

Meet Yvette Kendall A Rarity in the Science Fiction Content Creation Game

As a Black woman science fiction writer/content creator, Yvette Kendall is the definition of a rarity. Kendall is the author of The GOD Maps series and also the creator of the new sci-fi sub-genre Biblical futurism.

Owner of her own publishing company, Stravard Lux Publishing House, Kendall will be publishing her brand of zombie anthologies named The American Zombie Chronicles and a children’s book called A Zombie For Mommy!

BLACK ENTERPRISE got the opportunity to talk to Kendall about what motivated her to become involved with the sci-fi genre and her future plans.

How rare is it for a Black woman to be engulfed in the science fiction genre as a writer and creator? What motivated you to be involved in it and what keeps your creativity going?

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40 Financial Statistics for 2020

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Finding Out What’s Next for Naturi Naughton and Tasha St. Patrick

Naturi Naughton is the definition of success. She has worked for everything she has been able to accomplish. She has built the drive, tenacity, and the wherewithal to be able to conquer in such challenging times. She has definitely stood the test of time in an industry that is forever changing. The businesswoman and the philanthropist that she has grown into is because she took the lemons that she was given and made lemonade. Black Enterprise had the opportunity to meet and speak with this powerhouse of a woman.

 

What do you have going on currently?

Well, preparing for the spin-off of Power, staying focused on my faith, being a good mother to my 3-year-old daughter, enhancing my relationships, and continuously working in my goals. I went back to my first love, which is my music; just finding my voice again. For the rest of the year, I … Read the rest