Media Meltdown

With urban marketing hot, black agencies are the prime targets for aquisitions and mergers

In the 1970s they were brand-new, in the ’80s they were novel, by the…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Star Search

In a booming economy with the lowest unemployment figures in years, businesses of all sizes must devise innovative ways to attract and retain the best and brightest employees

Bill Mays listened carefully as the troubled young man in his office revealed what…

By Nancy Bearden Henderson

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Packaged for Promotion

Don't sell yourself short. Here's how to brand yourself on the job and get to the next level.

Let us be very clear. You can hope and pray that you’ll rise to…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Tax Tips for 2000

You still have six months to protect your holdings from Uncle Sam

Tax planning in June? Before you grimace-after all, you just cleared the April 15th…

By Milton Zall

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Playing the Tech Game

Know when to buy, sell, hold or fold new-economy stocks

As soon as Kwame Bendele learned how to read, his father provided him with…

By Clare La Plante

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Battle Royale

The fight for the future of Carver Federal Savings Bank has turned public... and ugly

In this corner stands New York’s Carver Bancorp Inc., the holding company of Carver…

By Hersch Doby

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Black Dallas.com

As the high-tech wave floods this Texas town, African Americans stand to profit from the plug-ins.

Imagine substituting a laptop for a Bible while you’re in church. why not? You…

By Lloyd Gite

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Capital Ventures

Gaining access to existing sources of financing remains a priority for black-owned firms

Capital. If you’re an entrepreneur, the equation is actually rather simple…not at all in…

By Eric L. Smith

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Rocket Scientists with Attitude

Rice Financial carves out a profitable niche in the municipal interest-rate swaps market

As a competitor for municipal derivatives deals, J. Donald Rice Jr., president of Rice…

By Ivan Cintron

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Total Return

Consistent performance is crucial for money management firms seeking to attract and retain clients

In the asset management business, you’re only as good as your long-term performance, to…

By Ivan Cintron

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A Rising Tide

Explosive growth in the securities business gives African American investment banks a boost

When the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport recently needed to raise money to finance part…

By Lynnette Khalfani-Cox

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Tapping a New Lifeline

Black Insurers Shore up their Assets to Stay Afloat

The life insurance industry has become, well, cutthroat. Blame it on 1999′s Financial Modernization…

By Joyce Jones

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Financial FREE-For-All

Black-owned banks are poised to profit from repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act

A banker for 32 years, Walter E. Grady has seen big changes in the…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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Changing Culture

How UniWorld is redefining urban reality

New York’s Supper Club is packed. The hundreds of marketers and advertisers at the…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Investing by Numbers

Investment Clubs Spread the Wealth

Just as you would scrutinize a surgeon’s credentials before scheduling an operation, you should…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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All in the Family

With Norma Ross at the helm, Bob Ross Buick overcomes tragedy to maintain growth and press toward the future

Bob Ross Buick has a corner, literally and figuratively, on the Dayton car market.…

By Gerda Gallop-Goodman

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Welcome to the Neighborhood

These new companies are blazing hot trails as the newest additions to the B.E. 100s Universe

What kind of dues do you have to pay to gain entrĂ©e to the…

By Paula M. White

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Getting In Gear

B.E. auto dealers accelerate growth through acquisitions and partnerships

For African American auto dealers, it’s all about making inroads and getting over the…

By Lloyd Gite

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High-Frequency Profits

See how Radio One Inc. has soared by inviting shareholders to tune in

Clang-clang! Clang-clang! When the stock
market opened to the sound of the bell Thursday morning,…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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A Tactical Edge

The B.E.100s are working every angle to gain the competitive upper hand and stave off the competition

They’ve been revamped, restructured and reborn. Over the past decade, the chief executives of…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Powerhouses Of The New Economy

The B.E.100s profit from rewriting the rules of American business

These days, the chief executives of the nation’s largest black-owned businesses make it extremely…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Financial Fitness Contest

Winner #6 Anre & LaSharn Faush

The Rev. Anre Faush and his wife, LaSharn, are just short of praying for…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Money, Power, Respect

Teaching your children the basics of entrepreneurship and investing

Since the age of six, Brandon Celestine has been filling a personal treasure chest…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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No place like home

Some upwardly mobile blacks prefer their old neighborhoods

Do the majority of members of the black middle class really flee to…

By Kimberly Powell

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London’s hottest shopping spots

Prime places for purchases

Two-thousand-year-old London may have a reputation for stodginess, but with the evolving influence…

By Dwight Brown

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Look who’s cooking

Entrepreneur by day, gourmet chef by night

Imagine a brunch menu graced by a mouthwatering three-cheese soufflĂ©, spinach enchiladas, turkey…

By Ann Brown

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Loans over the Net

Bankrate.com makes the connection

If you prefer using a keyboard over a Touch-Tone phone to research loan…

By Monique R. Brown

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Hotel rooms for cheap

Save on your lodging costs

If you’re ignoring opportunities to reduce hotel costs, you’re missing out on major…

By Monique R. Brown

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Worldwide bargaining tips

Here's how travelers can shop like natives

If you’re ready to capitalize on the international marketplace, The Fearless Shopper: How…

By Monique R. Brown

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Beat the bite

Advanced mosquito repellent zings the sting

With the mosquito season upon us and last year’s scare over West Nile…

By Nancy K.S. Hochman

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Don’t get duped by dial-arounds

Swinging from one long-distance carrier to another could cost you

By now you’ve seen the advertisements claiming to reduce the amount you pay for…

By Monique R. Brown

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Help yourself

Q: I am the type of person that everyone-family, friends and co-workers-turns to…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Pursuing professional perfection

Learn to take the bad with the good

Perhaps you are waiting to find the “perfect” job or work situation before…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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The brains behind the beauty

Stylists' agent to the stars shares her struggle to the spotlight

Dion Peronneau is a matchmaker of sorts. Since 1990, she has built the Dion…

By Keisha Anderson

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Your real net worth

The stock market is performing at an all-time high. The national economy, too,…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Ready for your close-up?

Here's how to maintain a fresh face throughout the day

Lights, camera, action! Whenever you have a media appearance to make, you make…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Put your best voice forward

After your physical appearance, your voice is the first thing people notice about…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Ditch that diet

Get fit and trim in four easy steps

I’m going on a diet.” How often have you casually tossed around these…

By Hasani Pettiford

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Working it in professional organizations

Mastering this tried-and-true business activity will serve your career well

When Brenda Siler needed to find a specific type of PR agency, she turned…

By Phaedra Brotherton

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Twenty-one times a leader

Are you prepared to lead in the 21st century? If not, you may…

By Kirk Charles

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She can see write through you

Name: BEVERLEY EAST, MGA
Age: 47
Occupation: Graphologist
Location: Washington, D.C.
Duties: Examines and analyzes handwriting
It all…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Wanted: appreciation

Q: I love my job and I work my tail off at the…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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More than money

Think that money is all that makes your employees’ world go round? If…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Going for round two

Five steps to return to an old employer

You just couldn’t stay put, could you? Just a few years ago, you…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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It’s a family affair

Q: I am planning a big family reunion and I want to create…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Don’t leave home without it

Electronic business card supersedes standard paper one

First impressions carry a lot of weight when conducting business. If you’re looking…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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The Digital Divide Network

IT professionals team up to create Internet-based clearinghouse

So what’s all this talk about the “digital divide”-that invisible yet vast gulf between…

By Robert S. Anthony

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Jammin’ software

Roundup of programs for creating or listening to MP3 files

A few years back, you would reach for a CD and plop it into…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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He’s got juice

Arnold Brown's Mjuice.com is a flagship MP3 music retail store

It’s not surprising Arnold Brown is sitting on top of one of the Internet’s…

By Jason P. McKay

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Get published

Q: I would like to write and sell a cookbook with my mom.…

By Gerda Gallop-Goodman

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Rebounding from downsizing

A career lemon becomes lemonade

Before starting my company, Harvest Reapers Communications (www.harvest reapers.com), a communications specialist and…

By Regina L. Burns

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Using company intranets

Reduce internal costs and streamline communications the high-tech way

In today’s highly competitive global marketplace, small business owners need every edge they can…

By Bridget McCrea

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Modern media savvy

Nedd/Detroit Public Relations expands market through technology

Cathy Nedd will get your company noticed. In six years, her firm, Nedd/Detroit Public…

By Joyce E. Davis

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Just say no

Avoid workplace drug-abuse policy mistakes

Trump Taj Mahal. Caesar’s. TropWorld. What do these Atlantic City casinos have in…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Environmental protector

Knight Armour Inc. makes big strides in radioactive decontamination

Many say that luck is merely being prepared when opportunity presents itself. If…

By Dasha Kelly

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Building urban communities

Programs promote franchise ownership to develop inner-city areas

Getting a foot in the door of business ownership is easier thanks to franchising…

By Hal Lamar

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Mutual fund cousins

Q: What is the difference between an open-end and a closed-end mutual fund?
–J.…

By Ivan Cintron

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Don’t leave IPOs to the pros

Get in on sizzling new stocks without getting burned

So you want to buy into a red-hot initial public offering (IPO). Unless…

By Ivan Cintron

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Dissecting the Dow Jones industrial average

The storied index remains the synonym for "the market" despite falling this year

Once upon a time on Wall Street when market participants said, “The market…

By Ivan Cintron

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Mixing and matching

Recent market turbulence calls for rethinking your portfolio

Now that you have made it through the first half of 2000, it’s…

By Mark M. Spradley

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Spreading the good word

Pastor and wife preach the gospel of financial empowerment

Timothy A. Williams, 34, pastor of Detroit’s Mount Calvary Baptist Church, says Biblical principles…

By Carmen Brown

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Mad money accounts

Clubs venture into the edgy world of online trading

Don’t quit your day job has taken on new meaning for those folks who…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Scavenged stocks

Dawn Alston Paige's midcap picks stay undervalued

For Dawn Alston Paige, picking market winners is a lot like a scavenger…

By Christine Verdi

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Lighting up a portfolio

Doris Kelley-Watkins has some electrifying utility picks

When it comes to utility stocks, some still think of them as boring, staid…

By Ivan Cintron

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On the mend

Healthcare mutual funds experience long recovery; biotech funds shine

It was like an extended hospital stay for several healthcare mutual funds since last…

By Ivan Cintron

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A fraction at a time

Stocks gradually moving to decimals

Like the horse and buggy before it, the era when investors have to…

By Ivan Cintron

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She works hard for the money

But she's still not getting a fair share

While the earnings gap between men and women isn’t quite the chasm it…

By Eric L. Smith

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Enjoying suite success

Former NFL star partners with Marriott to run hotels

Former NFL star Donnell Thompson is used to making people take notice on…

By Cliff Hocker

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Policing the police

Proposed legislation would require officers to record ethnicity of those pulled over

Washington, D.C., attorney Robert Wilkins still remembers vividly a particularly unfortunate evening in 1992.…

By Joyce Jones

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The big payoff

TLC-LC distributes $18 million to stockholders

TLC-LC Inc., once known as TLC Beatrice International, a black-owned global conglomerate with…

By Josee Valcourt

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A dash of color

Darien Dash partners with America Online to create Places of Color

DME Interactive Holdings Inc. broke ground when it became one of the first publicly…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Roberts shifts from GM to dotcom

Higher salaries, stock options have old economy execs surfing the tech wave

At 61, Roy S. Roberts was in the high-ranking position he had been preparing…

By Hersch Doby

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