Changing of the guard

Carol Moseley-Braun loses bid at second term in Senate

She arrived on the national scene riding a wave of popularity during the “Year…

By Eric L. Smith

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A deal turned sour

Kevin Copeland is seeking to reclaim Copeland Beverage Group

Why cry over spilled milk if you can file a lawsuit instead? That’s what…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Foreign auto makers tap minority dealers

Jaguar, Nissan put black dealers behind the wheel

After years of talking about adding color to its dealer base, Jaguar is…

By Eric L. Smith

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The big buyback

Williams Capital Group employees take full stock of future

When Williams Capital Group CEO Christopher Williams makes up his mind to do…

By Denise K. Douglas

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Mmagical Millennium Tour

Cautious optimism guides this year's journey into investments and the economy

It’s been a long, strange and profitable journey for the 10-year-old bull market, especially…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Prosperity is your birthright. To claim it, you must commit to investing to buildwealth today .

DON'T DEFER THE DREAM

Jackie Joseph is a hardworking, intelligent and resourceful young woman who is representative of…

By John G. Clemons

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Prescription for Wealth

Our economists show how African Americans can create, transfer and leverage wealth in the century ahead

Roughly 100 years ago, W.E.B. Du Bois wrote that the color line would be…

By Eric L. Smith

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Flying Solo

How to build a profitable enterprise

Do you want to be your own boss? Have you thought about putting your…

By Millicent Lownes-Jackson

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Black Enterprise Financial Fitness Contest Winners

Kevin & Nicole Simpkins

Each month, from now through October, Black Enterprise will feature a winner of our…

By Derek T. Dingle

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The Black Wealth Initiative

It's time for you to stand and deliver.

Yes, now is the time for you to play your role in the next…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Savannah: sophisticated South

A history that's beyond 40 acres and a mule

With its enchanting tree-lined squares and Victorian homes, Savannah possesses an old elegance.…

By Ann Brown

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News from Strawberry Hill

Chris Blackwell's Island Getaway

Have you visited Kingston, Jamaica, lately? The locale doesn’t offer much to tourists,…

By Monique R. Brown

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New spin on dining

Hosting a chef's table can wow guests

For most guests, invitations to luncheons and dinners conjure up visions of bland meals…

By Monique R. Brown

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Revving it up

Financial planner hits the racetracks on weekends

It’s three o’clock and your heart is pounding, waiting for the race to start.…

By Monique R. Brown

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Hammering at home

Q: How can I select the right contractor to ensure good work?
–M. Long
Denmark,
South…

By Monique R. Brown

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Telecommunications link

Use Decide.com for top telephone picks

If you need a new telecommunications carrier, Decide.com can hook you up. The…

By Monique R. Brown

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Labels on a shoestring

Visit resale shops for discounted designer clothing

The stigma of buying secondhand clothes has faded. In fact, resale shops (a.k.a.…

By Monique R. Brown

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A Tailgating Strategy

Leaders propel Paradigm's Russell Ewing to positive returns

Following the leaders is how Russell Ewing plays the investing game. That might…

By L.D. Saunders

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Profit’s motive

Eugene Profit culls value stocks with hidden growth potential

In the long-running contest between growth and value stocks, growth has reigned supreme for…

By Ivan Cintron

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Taxing times for tax-exempts

Municipal bond funds' performance hurt by rate increases

For municipal bond funds, this year has been trying indeed. Like other fixed-income securities,…

By Ivan Cintron

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The great debate

Market weighs the importance of interest rates over earnings

Quick question: what’s more important to investors, interest rates or earnings? It all…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Hitching a ride

Share buybacks signal confidence in a company's future

When companies announce they will repurchase their own shares, it’s the corporate world’s…

By Donald Jay Korn

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From Reggae music to raking in profits

John Forte stands up for his financial rights

For John R. Forte, 40, music and investing haven’t always gone hand in hand,…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Parking your money

Money market funds are posting decent yields

Stocks may not have registered a 20% gain in 1999, but one type of…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Boosting black films

First Weekend Club ensures movies by African Americans are well attended

In August 1998, Magic Johnson Theatres in Los Angeles had sell-out crowds on all…

By Ann Brown

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Protect your identity

Don't let anyone use your personal information to commit fraud

You’ve been receiving bills for items that you don’t remember charging. Then you find…

By Monique R. Brown

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Teatime

You’re all set: the tub is filling up with soothingly hot water, you’ve…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Serenity now

Here's what it takes to achieve inner peace

Ever notice how some people never seem to let anything get under their…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Tough talk

Why are the conversations that matter most sometimes the ones that are the…

By Kirk Charles

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For a better way to brainstorm

Break out a drawing pad

It’s true: sketching caricatures of your co-workers during meetings is bad business etiquette.…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Black…and blue at work?

Have you ever faced these issues where you work? You continually get more…

By Marjorie Whigham-Desir

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Hearing aides

Name: Charlene Barnett-Forde and Wendy Thompson
Ages: 30 and 42, respectively
Occupation: Sign language interpreters
Location:…

By Nicole Graves

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Assessing your employment options

Should you stay where you are, change employers or boomerang back to a former workplace?

Whew! You’ve made it-to a new dawn, a new century, a renewed purpose. After…

By Iris Randall

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All fired up

Q: Why must employees give two weeks’ notice before they leave a company,…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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More than a refresher course

Duquesne University Graduate School of Business Center for Executive Education is offering a…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Your time is valuable . . .

So is that of your staff

If you’re like most high-level executives, you have little time to waste on…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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How much is enough?

Q: I’m considering purchasing a new PC to handle mostly word processing, e-mail…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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Organize your life over the Internet

AnyDay.com is a personal organizer that goes wherever you go

Once the novelty of surfing wears off, what do you do with the…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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Who says you can’t go back?

Software that lets you revert to a time before your PC crashed

You just finished installing a new software program you purchased. You hit run,…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Talking tech and the stock market

DME Interactive becomes one of the first black-owned publicly traded IT firms

Darien Dash knows how to keep up with the burgeoning world of the Internet.…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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Steps to success

Is there a surefire way to become a successful entrepreneur? Yes, says Gladys…

By Sonya Kimble-Ellis

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Cooking up profits

Jamaican Jerk Hut thrives in selling West Indian fare

Growing up in Jamaica, Nicola Shirley, 31, obtained first-hand experience in cooking and…

By Deidra-Ann Parrish

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A novel idea

Q: I have an idea for a product invention, but I don’t have…

By Gerda Gallop-Goodman

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Help wanted

Leffall Employment Agency overcomes a rocky start

The adage “if you build it, they will come” isn’t always true. Harold…

By Gerda Gallop-Goodman

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Home alone?

Working at home doesnt mean you have to be isolated. Use these tips to stay connected.

Home-based business owners have got it made, right? There’s no clock to punch,…

By Wendy M. Beech

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Setting your limits

Q: When you get to 100 shares in a company, should the automatic…

By Ivan Cintron

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