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Go to school they said…get a job they said… Proud. The feeling that I felt when I received my first job offer as an anxious (and broke) high-schooler in Columbia, South Carolina. I was proud to be able to financially contribute to a household that I felt I had always taken from. As one of 5 childre…
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120 days ago · From hphughe
For many (if not every) young black professionals there comes a point in your career where a comment or action is made that makes you wonder what (if anything) has really changed. You encounter a moment of ignorance only triumphed by HR’s lackluster response. As we climb the corporate atmosphere we …
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157 days ago · From Dawun
Four Essentials For Every Young, Black ProfessionalPresupposing a career path is chosen and there is some level of education in the selected field of endeavor, my ten years of Human Resource experience at all levels and daily interaction with young professionals has led me to four practical skillset…
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169 days ago · From Dawun
Ursula Burns at Xerox. Ellen Kullman at DuPont. Ginni Rometty at IBM. And most famously, Marissa Mayer at Yahoo, with a baby on board and a Twitterstream in tow. Each time a female engineer takes the helm at a prominent technology company, the industry breathes a sigh of relief and pats itself on t…
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177 days ago · From lgates
There’s an old wise tale floatin’ round that if you want to please a millennial just give her a title. However, after speaking with many young professionals (on and offline) I rarely hear their number one concern being a title change. Pay, recognition, and respect generally top their list. [Employer…
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10 Things you need to take care of immediately if you haven't already.by Dawun Al-IslamSeptember 20, 2012  1.  Get tested for STDs and know your HIV status Let’s face it. Today’s creed seems to be live hard and die young, and unfortunately that’s exactly what’s happening to far too many of …
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1238 days ago · From Dawun
 The setting is clear. James and John are making a specificrequest of Jesus -- "Now when you establish your kingdom, let one of ussit on the right hand and the other on the left hand of your throne."[...] What was the answer that Jesus gave these men? It's very interesting. Onewould have thought tha…
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1337 days ago · From lgates
I found these six quoted factors and illustrations in Forbes.  They struck a cord with me.  I'm wandering how many of us are feeling the same way.  I would have to think that by our age many of us do.   "These six factors can erode the grandest of plans and the noblest of intentions. They can tur…
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