Boston Bank of Commerce breaks new ground

Acquisition of Miami bank creates first interstate black-owned financial institution

In a historic deal crafted by a new generation of bankers, the Boston Bank…

By Hamil R. Harris

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Black publishing giant sold

HarperCollins acquires Amistad Press

In an effort to tap into a fast-growing and lucrative market, HarperCollins Publishing…

By Hamil R. Harris

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Rice is on the move…again

Rice Financial expands its municipal bond market share resources with latest acquisition

There is a phrase many mature companies use to describe the mind-set of…

By Hersch Doby

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Broadcasting a different hue

$175 million minority investment fund aimed at adding diversity

An initiative to raise $1 billion, spearheaded by television and radio industry giants to…

By Hersch Doby

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It’s Greek to them

Sorority- and fraternity-based investment clubs can endure way after college

Back in 1992, a group of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity brothers from various colleges…

By Donald Jay Korn

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On the Rebound

Kenwood Group’s Barbara Bowles still awaiting a value-stock comebackFor the last several years…

By L.D. Saunders

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Value added

Bill Thomason looks for fast-growing but inexpensive stocks

For Bill Thomason, value manager and contrarian, bad news for a stock means a…

By Ivan Cintron

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When Things Go Beep In The Night

Here's how to safeguard your most important investment-your home

When Monique Jones moved into her house in View Park, California, her primary concern…

By Ann Brown

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Making Sense of Money Matters

TAKE FINANCIAL CONTROL OF YOUR ENTERPRISE

In 1997, Lenward Terry smith’s company, Lifesaver Training Institute, took in more than $250,000…

By Gerda Gallop-Goodman

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Turn Your Passion Into Profit

Making a living doing what you love doesn't have to be a pipe dream. Here are some tips on turning your hobby or favorite pastime into a profitable business.

Friends shook their heads when Patrick Sincere Thompson made a dramatic career change 12…

By Karen Gutloff

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LAST-MINUTE TAX SAVERS

Here's how to sharpen your filing skills and get some of the deductions you're entitled to

You may be celebrating your safe passage to the new millennium, but it’s not…

By Donald Jay Korn

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This Way To An M.B.A.

Here's everything you need to know for a painless journey through the B-school admissions process.

You’ve had all you can stand. You love your job, but you’re sick and…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Worth Your Weight

It's high time you get paid what you deserve. Here are five strategies to play the negotiation game and win.

As a policy writer for the u.s. postal service in Washington, D.C, Juanda Barclay…

By Tanisha A. Sykes

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Has the Glass Ceiling Really Been Shattered?

A few African Americans have finally made it to the top. But can others now reach for the sky?

You know you’re “black” in corporate America when…you’ve worked for the company for over…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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The Top 50 Blacks In Corporate America

These African American executives, including the six who've broken the CEO barrier, are key decision makers in major Amercian Companies.

Whether you believe the glass ceiling is finally shattered, merely cracked or still firmly…

By Marjorie Whigham-Desir

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The Future Is Now

Don't know what to expect from the workplace over the next decade? Our experts share the latest developments to help you operate on solid footing.

Congratulations! You’ve made it through the first month of 2000 virtually unscathed. Now that…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Black Enterprise Financial Fitness Contest

Winner #2 Jennifer Jones

These days, nothing is more important to Jennifer Jones than building her nest egg.…

By Derek T. Dingle

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BLACK WEALTH INITIATIVE

Don't get stuck in financial gridlock. By learning the basics, you can steer your finances onto the road to prosperity. .

It’s time for you to shift into high gear. You’ve decided that you want…

By Derek T. Dingle

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St. Thomas’ secret

Here's the best of capital city Charlotte Amalie

Had Shakespeare ever visited St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands, he might…

By David Mills

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In search of good chocolate

Here are some scrumptious treats to satisfy your sweet tooth

It was a hard, yet flavorful journey to the world’s finest chocolates. No…

By Monique R. Brown

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Collecting our history

Educator's pursuit of African American memorabilia

Stevie Wonder’s original sheet music, a tube of Darkie Tooth Paste, 1920s cartoons and…

By George Alexander

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College clicks

Q: What can I do to combat the rising costs of college textbooks?
–Stephanie…

By Ann Brown

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Click and save

Coolsavings.com matches shoppers with discounts

Since February 1997, Coolsavings.com (www.coolsavings .com) has used the information it obtains from…

By Monique R. Brown

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Disconnect soaring calling costs

Short-circuit outrageous hotel telephone bills

It’s only after receiving your hotel bill that you discover dialing an 800…

By Kimberly Powell

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Running with the big dogs

But kennel owner Maria Beck didn't always have her day

Chandrika M. Jones
While most people are enjoying the last hours of a good night’s…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Inexpensive eye-to-eye technology

Here's what you can expect from two top Webcam products

Smile! Today’s technology can zip your grin to friends and relatives far away almost…

By Monique R. Brown

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Thinking of co-signing for someone?

Know the risks before toeing the line

Your sister desperately needs a new car, but she has a poor credit history.…

By George Alexander

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Changing gears

Q: How do you prepare mentally for a major life change?
–P. Barrett
Jamaica, New…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Learn to let go

Exercise the power of forgiveness

So someone hurt your feelings. Do you get angry whenever you hear their…

By Hasani Pettiford

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Thinking ’til it hurts?

You won't have to agonize over decisions if you know how to make them

Ah, those good ole college days. Remember exam time? There were always those few…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Think, don’t shout

You'll be glad that you did

Undeniably, we live in a “now”-based society. We’re encouraged to do things before…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Know thy prospects

Understanding them is key to making sales

Tired of hearing one “no” after another on every sales call you make?…

By Nashad L. Warfield

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Take in the whole picture

Getting the perspective of colleagues can help you better direct your career

If you have been following the articles in this series, then you’ve already determined…

By Iris Randall

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Talent on reserve

Here's how to bring in new employees right when you need them

How does a compensation package that includes a signing bonus and free massages sound…

By Phaedra Brotherton

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Hands for hire

I have a B.A. in public relations and I want to do some…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Bring your secret search to light

Follow these guidelines to do it right

Just your luck. You’re putting the finishing touches on your rÇsumÇ when your…

By Monica J. McCollum

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Jack of all trades

Q: Should I buy an all-purpose printer/scanner/fax machine or will I be better…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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Refining your Internet searches

When regular search engines don't do the trick, try these more focused alternatives

To search and explore best describes the mission of most cybernauts. When it comes…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Are you inviting pirates in?

How to reduce the risks from increased Internet connect time

The Internet is increasingly becoming a staple in the home, with more folks wanting…

By Rebecca Frances Rohan

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Arranging a Web pilgrimage

GlobalMecca.com touts smart content for African Americans

There’s no denying that in order to build success, you’re going to need…

By Sakina P. Spruell

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Training an IT nation

Information Management Systems Inc. helps build careers in the technology sector

Roosevelt Giles’ story is the atypical one of farm boy turned technology maven. “My…

By Shawn E. Rhea

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Trademark Talk

Q: It is my goal to become an entrepreneur. I have the trade…

By Gerda Gallop-Goodman

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Employment audits prevent problems

Keep your firm's personnel policies up to par

Each year, employers spend tremendous resources fighting employee lawsuits, complying with the demands…

By Vanessa L. Smith, Esq.

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Pre-nups for small business

Plan your exit before you open the door

Last year, there were over 600,000 new business start-ups nationwide and even more are…

By Michael S. Mullman

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Creating a fashion statement

Character Lines expands from T-shirts to a retail sportswear line

When Don Juan Moore and Eric Jenkins created a logo in 1992, they…

By Bernadette Adams Davis

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Borrowing wisely

Tips on securing loans from family and friends

Paula P. Moore said it seemed natural to borrow money from her parents…

By Lori Rohlk Pheiffer

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Successful growth strategies

Oakland Consulting Group aims to match skilled workers with clients

Cedric E. Nash, 35, began his career in the high-tech world as a…

By Melba Newsome

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From home to high rise

Moving your business to an outside site takes careful planning

Growth is the essence of a successful business. If you operate a home-based firm,…

By Wendy M. Beech

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What to do with a windfall?

Q: I recently won a new car worth more than $25,000 in a…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Bank on it

Financial services stocks may be poised for profits

Though they came out of 1999 the worse for the wear, there’s still…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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Taxing proposal

Roth IRA's tax advantages are worth looking into

To invest in an IRA or Roth IRA, that is the question. There…

By Tanisha A. Sykes

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Slicing the pie

It's time to recarve your investment strategy

How often have you wondered when was the right time to invest? Questioned…

By Mark M. Spradley

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Alpha male investing

Aggressive stock-picker on the prowl for less risky financial plan

Stanley Richards may have been a latecomer to investing, but he’s made up for…

By Carmen Brown

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Big and cheap

Large-cap value funds hold the promise of future riches

The phrase “large-cap value stock” seems to be an oxymoron. After all, large-capitalization stocks…

By Ivan Cintron

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Flying high now

Nasdaq soars after hitting air pockets earlier this year

Like a supersonic fighter jet, the Nasdaq composite index has skyrocketed effortlessly past…

By Ivan Cintron

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Your vote counts

Q: As the 2000 presidential election approaches, is there any indication as to…

By Eric L. Smith

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Chapman Financial reshuffles under Web

Investment firm announces plan to sell shares

Executives at Chapman Worldwide Financial Services recently announced they have filed for an…

By Hersch Doby

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