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Black History Month Does Not Erase a History of Racism

"This is a very racist society," says Professor Noam Chomsky commenting in the wake of Ferguson protests late last year. The noted public …

10 Black Authors Everyone Should Read | PBS

They are poets, playwrights, novelists and scholars, and together they helped capture the voice of a nation. They have fearlessly explored racism, …

Obama's sadder but wiser foreign policy

When he entered the White House in 2009, Barack Obama had grand ambitions in foreign policy. He planned to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq and Afghanistan, build a better relationship with Russia, broker peace between Israel and the Palestinians and offer a hand of friendship to Iran and the Muslim …

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10 Productivity Tips For The Overwhelmed Entrepreneur

When you have a staff relying on you and a million deadlines to meet, shutting down is not an option. Here’s how to make a plan.<p>At any moment in a given day, we have push notifications, text messages, email alerts, phone calls, tweets, and even real humans vying for our attention. Not only are we …

The Guardian view of the US midterms: plenty to shout about

David Cameron’s government presides over a British economy that has grown by 3% in the past year, figures published last week said. Across the Atlantic, though, Barack Obama’s administration presides over one that is doing even better than that. Figures released on Thursday showed the US economy …

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Cowboys' Joseph Randle asks for massage during booking after arrest

Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle was arrested on suspicion of shoplifting on Oct. 13, but the second-year pro didn't seem to take the whole experience seriously.<p>Randle was charged with a Class B misdemeanor for allegedly stealing underwear and a sample bottle of cologne with a retail value …

NFL

Michael Jordan Doesn’t Think Much of President Obama’s Golf Skills

Basketball great Michael Jordan has never played golf with President Barack Obama — but if he ever does, he thinks it would be a walk in the …

Michael Jordan

5 Quotes to Help You Conquer Your Fears

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Everywhere you look this month you’ll see the signs of Halloween. While this season is a fun time for costumes and theme parties, it’s also a good insight into the power that fear can have over us psychologically.<p>What is it …

Motivation

How CEOs Can Maintain Their Edge

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>CEOs need to set a clear strategic direction and work to get everyone in a company to support it. At the same time, they must be flexible enough to change their course rapidly based on business conditions. Somewhere between the …

Leadership

The 6 Scary Truths About Becoming an Entrepreneur

7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There's a haunting, scary, messy truth about being an entrepreneur. Those who dream about entrepreneurship think about the freedom of being able to chase big dreams, the thrill of building empires and the joy of making a mark on …

Entrepreneurship

Mistakes Women Entrepreneurs Make Pitching to Venture Capitalists

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Women own 28.2 percent of U.S. companies and yet only a tiny number of these companies are securing backing from venture capital investors, according to a report by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Based on this research, …

Venture Capital

4 Success Strategies I Took From the NFL to My Business

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If football taught me anything about business, it’s that you win the game one play at a time. It’s an analogy I’ve used in the past. As a small business owner and entrepreneur, I face many of the same challenges I did on the …

Entrepreneurship

Teach Your Team to Make Fearless Decisions

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Allowing your employees the power to make decisions not only makes them feel empowered, but it also just makes sense. By delegating tasks to staff members -- and not micromanaging -- you can focus on the company's long-term …

Team Building

6 Qualities Smart Businesses Strive to Embody

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Between the day-to-day tasks of running a business, it can be easy to lose sight of the bigger picture. But your business is about so much more than the bottom line. If you want to create a product or service that lasts, you …

Business Strategy

21 Ways to Achieve Wealth and Success

9 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In his book, <i>Rich Habits -- The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals</i>, Tom Corley outlines several habits that distinguish the wealthy from the nonwealthy.<p>It got me to think, How many people operate on autopilot and don’t …

Self-improvement

U.S.-led air strikes intensify as Syria conflict destabilizes Turkey

MURSITPINAR Turkey/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - American-led forces have sharply intensified air strikes in the past two days against Islamic State fighters threatening Kurds on Syria’s Turkish border after the jihadists’ advance began to destabilize Turkey.<p>The coalition had conducted 21 attacks on the …

What Makes A LinkedIn Profile Great?

<i>Answer by Aaron Clayton-Dunn, entrepreneur and musician, on Quora</i><p>I work at a startup, and we’re building out our engineering staff. In order to find our application engineer last spring, I spent weeks scouring LinkedIn. Having read thousands of profiles, I figure I’ll summarize what makes a profile …

Oil price drop threatens to hit Russia, Iran harder than sanctions

A drop in global oil prices, driven in part by a boom in U.S. shale oil production, is threatening to hit the economies of energy-exporting Russia and Iran harder than Western economic sanctions have done.<p>Prices have fallen about 20% on world markets since June because of an increase in oil …

Here's A Map Of All The Countries With Ebola

Ebola has officially hit the US. On Sunday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed that a nurse in Dallas contracted the vicious disease from a patient who was infected in Liberia and traveled to Texas before showing symptoms.<p>Ebola is still mostly concentrated to parts of West …

Canadian-made Ebola vaccine begins human trials in US

An experimental Canadian-made Ebola vaccine that has shown promise in tests on primates is beginning clinical trials on humans in the US.<p>The vaccine will be tested on healthy individuals Monday to see how well it works, whether there are side effects and what the proper dosage is, Health Minister …

Snapchat nude photos, videos reportedly leaked online

Hackers on Sunday posted photos and videos of Snapchat users, some of them underage, following through with a threat issued on Friday.<p>Roughly 13 gigabytes worth of pictures and videos from a site called Snapsaved.com were posted onto a 4chan discussion forum, according to UK publication The …

Microsoft's CEO Wasn't the Only Male Exec to Say Something Clueless About Women This Week

Yesterday, Microsoft's CEO said something really wrong about women. But he's just one of a number of tech executives to make similar gaffes in the …

Satya Nadella

Why you may not know if your data has been hacked

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5 Tips for Authentic Networking in a Co-Working Space

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Traveling to a co-working space, only to hunker down with your headphones and zone out might be a great way to be productive. But you’re missing out on an opportunity to grow your business.<p>Since no one wants to be known as the …

Entrepreneurship

Who's in Your Corner?

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Imagine traveling through life with a group of smart, enthusiastic peers who are completely engaged in living a large, successful and happy life, never settling for less, and always showing you the way to stretch and go for it. …

Self-improvement