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Mikeisha Anderson Jones has become a connoisseur of inclusion. She has studied and observed how diversity enhances and beautifies the corporate culture. There is empirical and hard data that proves authentic inclusion improves the bottom line of a corporation. Furthermore, inclusion raises morale in the workplace when all demographics are given authentic opportunities for upward mobility in…

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Gary Kensey, vice president and unit chief information officer in the Digital Workplace at American Express, recently attended the AfroTech conference in San Francisco, where thousands of technology insiders and entrepreneurs converged. During the conference, Kensey, who has a master’s degree in business administration and management from the University of Maryland, spoke with rolling out…

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As the founder and CEO of Walker & Company, a “consumer-centric” health and beauty products company, Tristan Walker successfully juggles countless responsibilities. Whether it’s heading up the roll out of its flagship Bevel brand, or designing and testing products and services specifically tailored to the needs of people of color, Walker is rarely ever not busy. Before…

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In yet another case of a celeb’s business manager not properly managing their business … or their accountant not accurately accounting, actor Larenz Tate looks to be in a bit of hot water with American Express. The Chicago native, who currently stars as Dr. Alex Burke on the USA network’s show “Rush,” is being sued for…

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American Express Unstaged Rebecca Minkoff with music by Janelle Monáe Live from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, American Express brought an industry show to consumers with “Unstaged Rebecca Minkoff” at the Rebecca Minkoff Spring 2014 runway show set to the live music of Janelle Monáe with her four-piece band and hosted by Kelly Osbourne of ‘E! Fashion Police.’ American Express streamed this memorable event for fans across…

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Ashton Kutcher, Kim Kardashian, Kris Jenner and Paris Hilton are just a few of the Hollywood celebrities who have been victimized by identity thieves Kyah Green, 41, and her son, Luis Flores, 19. On June 26, 2013, federal investigators raided their home in Lake Mary, Fla., following a report from American Express of “suspicious activity.”…

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On the 4th of July, fireworks will start the day and celebrities will speak of Independence and what it means to be sure. The African American community will have to look inside and endure. Our independence has become dependent on things that don’t hold true. The fact is we are celebrating as a united country,…

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African Americans are leading more Fortune 500 companies than ever  Though the number of African Americans heading up Fortune 500 companies is definitely disproportionate when compared to our percentage of the nation’s populace, it is undeniable that as a people, African Americans have made great strides in corporate America. More than a dozen Fortune 500…

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  The National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) and Points of Light,  in partnership with Bloomberg LP, recently announced the results of The Civic 50, the first comprehensive scorecard of S&P 500 companies that best use their time, talent and resources to positively impact the quality of life in the communities they serve. “NCoC is proud to be part…

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  Susan Chapman, American Express’ senior vice president for global real estate and workplace enablement, has responsibilities that include leading Real Estate Strategy and Operations, HR Shared Servicing and Health and Safety in support of the American Express portfolio of over 65,000 employees in 41 countries. She has spearheaded the creation of  Bluework, an  award…

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Twitter to launch the new platform, offering early access to its customers and a $100 credit for free advertising to the first 10,000 businesses to sign up. American Express will notify the first batch of small business who have access to the platform starting Tuesday, and the number of eligible businesses will increase throughout the…

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Whatever happened to being proud and black people saying that aloud and black people saying that aloud? Whatever happened to the “movement music”  that made us think of ourselves in a positive way? Whatever happened to celebrations for the holiday that brought the community together in a productive way? The racket that fills are ears…

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