Obesity in black women

According to the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, half of all…

By Monique R. Brown

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Is Booking Over the Web Worth the Trip

A look at how online travel websites measure up

Jim Shelton flies back and forth between Los Angeles and Atlanta once a month…

By Ann Brown

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Revenge Of The Value Investors

With surgical precision, conservative fund managers have carved out the best stocks from the body financial.

Imagine the high school chess whiz tripping up the football team’s brawny captain. Or…

By James A. Anderson

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Tailor-made Coverage

Here's how you can insure your life insurance is the proper fit for you

Dr. Reginald Buford and his wife, Dr. Deena Buford, have experienced the kind of…

By Donald Jay Korn

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The Mother of All Balancing Acts

You don't have to choose between a briefcase and a diaper bag. Here are proven strategies toward a more rewarding work and family life.

After glancing at the kitchen clock for the third time, Coleen Kelley shouts up…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Working the Web

Learn how the Internet can benefit your business

Microsoft’s Bill Gates has been quoted as saying that any business that doesn’t have…

By Deidra-Ann Parrish

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Business Consultants Abroad

Entrepreneurs act as middlemen in assisting others with overseas business affairs

During a 1991 business trip to Tokyo, Kathryn D. Leary says she fell in…

By Gerda Gallop-Goodman

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Get Financing Now

These resources can help you find the money you need to start-and grow-your enterprise

Black women entrepreneurs have been on a roll. Between 1987 and 1996, the number…

By Phaedra Brotherton

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An Office Of Her Own

Black women have proven themselves a force to be reckoned with in the world of business. But is the best yet to come?

Over 70 years ago, black intellectual leader and scholar W.E.B. Du Bois said, "The…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Traveling with the euro

At the beginning of this year, the European Union’s monetary system changed forever.…

By Ann Brown

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Ensuring the proper fit

Finding the right dentist is more than luck; it takes investigation

Edward Jenkins, 45, shot out of bed with pain roaring from his molars, aching…

By Tanisha A. Sykes

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Check out an inexpensive flying option

Choose courier travel for big savings on overseas flights

Ready for the world? If so, flying courier will enable you to see foreign…

By David Kaufman

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Build a precious collection

Take a look at the Black Heritage series of U.S. postage stamps

Even if you’re not a philatelist (pronounced fee-late-tul-ist, a.k.a. stamp collector), you probably already…

By Sonja Mack

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A study date

Making one with yourself daily will help keep you on the path to success

The successful person will make the time to do what’s important. This includes…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Time’s a-wasting

Stop procrastinating and get back to work

Don’t put off till tomorrow what you can do today.” It’s an adage…

By Terri P. Guess

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Positive vibrations

Get a musical dose of motivation

When was the last time you heard a song that made you want…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Singing the workplace blues

Use these tips to combat those feelings

Been in a funk at work lately? Not quite feeling like yourself? In…

By Sonja Mack

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Making the right moves

Jerri DeVard's career is jumping-literally

Most people wouldn’t dare leap for a job in an industry in which they…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Getting carried away

Avoid taking on the problems of the entire office

You regularly rearrange your already tight schedule, take work home and stay late at…

By Tanisha A. Sykes

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Making the switch

I like the company I work for, but I'm tired of my position. Should I leave?

“Leaving should always be your last option,” says John Black, president of J.…

By Nicole Graves

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Managing adversity

The Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University is helping senior executives…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Informed interaction

You need to know what your co-workers do

You thought it took only a day to process a one-page invoice. That…

By Nicole Graves

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Are you being watched?

Some invasive companies and their Websites may put your privacy at risk

In any discussion surrounding the future of the Internet, the topic of online privacy…

By Jonathan R. Aspatore

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No more busy signals

HotCall lets you surf the Net and answer your phone at the same time

If you spend a lot of time online, it’s a sure bet you’ve…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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A new twist on the business card shuffle

A former cable executive is banking on a pocket-sized CD-ROM

Of the countless business cards you’ve received in the past, how many made an…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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Short-selling strategies

Selling short involves tall risks

A rising tide does not necessarily lift all boats. In the spring of 1999,…

By Donald Jay Korn

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On the edge-tentatively

Conservative investors take on a smidgen of risk to boost their returns

Playing it safe characterizes most investors like Robert Williams, 41, and his wife, Therrie,…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Direct investing

Direct stock purchase plans make a splash on the Internet

For years, cost-conscious individual investors who balked at paying brokers’ fees to buy stocks…

By Ivan Cintron

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When P/E ratios just won’t cut it

Other ways to value stocks find favor

A long time ago, in a market far, far away, price-to-earnings ratios were…

By Ivan Cintron

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The bigger they are…

Large stocks gave their mid-cap counterparts a run for their money

After a fantastic three-year run and a 12% gain, analysts expected the stocks of…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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A stock market report card

The Ford Foundation's Lew: return on equity tells you if management is making the grade

The fickle fortunes of technology companies are enough to confound even the most patient…

By James A. Anderson

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Reversal of fortune

The Dow shatters records, then retreats

Just 24 days after the Dow Jones industrial average reached the much-heralded 10,000 mark,…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Time to consider a 401(k) plan

Here's how to set up an employee investment plan for your company

In today’s competitive marketplace, any thriving business should consider establishing a 401(k) employee benefits…

By Matthew S. Scott

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In pursuit of artistic endeavors

ARTeological, a design studio, overcomes obstacles to market multicultural products

What do you get when you combine fine art with archeology, history, natural…

By Jayne Cubbage

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PR power

Noelle-Elaine Media Consultants helps put the spotlight on clients

If you can’t go into business with your best friend, then who can…

By Melba Newsome

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Defining your work-at-home environment

Use these tips to draw the line between your home life and home business

When Deanna Lewis, 35, president of Unique Faces Model Search, started her Baltimore-based business…

By Wendy M. Beech

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The high cost of success

From the secretarial pool to the executive office, female employees still face many obstacles

According to a new study by the Center for Women Policy Studies, women…

By Bevolyn Williams-Harold

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Voter lockdown

Debate on the Hill surrounds voting rights for former felons

Nathaniel Mathes seemed like your typical 20-year-old to most observers in 1987. He had…

By Hamil R. Harris

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IPC boxes up deal with Pizza Hut

B.E. 100s concern lands contract with food maker

Talk about a piping hot deal. Integrated Packaging Corp. (IPC), No. 52 on…

By Paula M. White

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Leaving the golden arches

Robert Beavers makes a fresh start

Few African Americans have taken part in leveraged buyouts. Following in the footsteps of…

By Cliff Hocker

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The big comeback

Former Envirotest CEO Chester Davenport grabs a piece of Ameritech

He’s back. Chester Davenport, the former head of the Sunnyvale, California-based emissions-testing firm…

By Joyce Jones

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A watershed appointment

Lloyd Ward assumes role as CEO at Maytag Corp.

Fifteen months ago, Black Enterprise reported that Lloyd D. Ward, president and COO at…

By Marjorie Whigham-Desir

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