Mad Marketing Skills

Your guide to cashing in on the young, urban market

When the manufacturers of Converse sneakers wanted to investigate the consumer appeal of entertainment…

By Melba Newsome


New Millennium, New Funds

B.E. finds 12 of the best bets for the new year-and beyond

For Sharon and Darryl Ward, the road to wealth-building is paved with mutual funds.…

By Donald Jay Korn


Thrills! Chills! Spills!

Fasten your seatbelts: entertainment stocks can take investors on a roller-coaster ride

To Colvin W. Grannum, CEO of Bridge Street Development Corp., a church-affiliated community development…

By Ivan Cintron


A Sound Investment

Here's a step-by-step guide to building your own home studio and tips on turning a profit

Michael Borneo, 42, always loved music and dabbled in it whenever he could find…

By Dawn Norfleet


Raising A Superstar

Your child may have what it takes to be a star, but are you prepared to make the right decisions for his future?

Sonja Norwood remembers the exact moment when she realized that her daughter Brandy’s career…

By Shawn E. Rhea


Hip-Hop Moguls: Beyond The Hype

As rap music has exploded, so too have the fortunes and businesses of some of today's hottest young music executives

I don’t mean to brag, I don’t mean to boast, but we’re like hot…

By Tariq K. Muhammad


Top Non-Entertainment Careers In Entertainment

You don't have to sing, act or dance to be in showbiz

Lights, camera, action! The glitz and glamour of the entertainment industry lures thousands of…

By Keisha Anderson


New N’awlins hotel has black investors

The debut of New Orleans’ International House wasn’t just another hotel opening. It’s…

By Ann Brown


A gift guide

Monique R. Brown
It’s that time of year again. If you’re worried about selecting…

By Monique R. Brown


Benefit from overbookings

Q: What rights do I have if I am involuntarily bumped from my…

By Monique R. Brown


It’s just a number . . .

But your age may be the key to travel discounts

When it comes to travel, your date of birth is more than just a…

By Monique R. Brown


Plug into the post office

Now you can purchase postage over the Internet

If you hate waiting on long lines at your local post office, then…

By Sherri McGee


A sure-fire plan

Guidance is often the missing ingredient in making a dream come true. But…

By Sakina P. Spruell


The truth about failure

It's not as bad as you may think

Failure is not only a necessary part of doing business, it’s a part…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard


Count your blessings…

They're not just the ones you think

If you rely on television or other mass media outlets to define what…

By Robyn D. Clarke


The congenial colleague

Gain the emulation of your co-workers

This project would be so much easier to finish if only he/she were…

By Robyn D. Clarke


Focus on your goal

Charting a course of action is key to developing a career plan

Having a personal career plan is essential to surviving the merger, acquisition and spin-off…

By Iris Randall


The price is right

Employee referral programs increase your company's stable and boost your earnings

Undeniably, a tight labor market affects companies looking to expand their talent pool. But…

By Phaedra Brotherton


Which way do I go?

I want a career change, but I have no direction. How do I…

By Korey A. Wilson


A little R&R-very little

Vacation: an experience most working people look forward to every year. A chance…

By Robyn D. Clarke