30 for the next 30

Here are the movers, shakers, and decision makers poised to dominate the pages of Black Enterprise in the decades to come.

The year is 2030. The kids are grown and on their own, and you…

By Sonja Mack

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Where We Must Go From Here

President and COO of Black Enterprise Earl "Butch" Graves Jr. provides an outlook for the next 30 years

We have not arrived. We’ve come a long way as a magazine, as a…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Where Are They Now?

From fashion, to food, to technology, former be newsmakers are still making their mark

We worked long and hard to track down some of the feature and cover story…

By Sakina P. Spruell

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The Reader Is Always Right

Your priorities shape our agenda. Here's what you had to say about what our priorities should be in the new century.

Passing our wealth to our children is the name of the game. Empowering ourselves…

By Kenneth Meeks

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Make The Consumer Savvy Connection

Plug into these strategies to maximize your personal purchasing power in the 21st century.

It is seldom luck or inheritance or advanced degrees or even intelligence that enables…

By Monique R. Brown

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The Way To Work

Here are five basic rules for a plan that won't fail you, no matter what the future workplace may hold.

On the following pages are five rules you must follow if you desire to gain…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

It's happening online. You need to know how to apply information technology to create wealth, build your business, boost your career, and educate the next generation.

Thirty years ago, we referred to a program as a television show; a window…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Dawn Of A New Era

Black businesses must develop a financial plan to remain viable in the new century

There is no denying that a movement is afoot. According to Aida Alvarez, administrator…

By Gerda Gallop-Goodman

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The future is in your hands

In order to ensure your family's financial health for years to come, learn the basics of investing, apply technology, and engage in cooperative economics.

Let me be blunt. The greatest problem facing black America, bar none, is the…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Strength In Numbers

To gain real economic and social power, you'll need to compete in a world that is drastically changing in size and diversity. here's how.

You can’t make it alone, and that’s a good thing. There is an anticipated…

By Sakina P. Spruell

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30 Things You Must Do To Gain Empowerment Now

The editors of Black Enterprise identify the steps African Americans must take to gain wealth, power and freedom in the 21st century

BLACK ENTERPRISE is celebrating 30 years of publishing, and I’ve served as a member…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Reader’s Choice: The 10 Most Important Black Business Luminaries

We asked you to pick the all-time greats. Here are the results.

We asked. You answered. According to the results of the blackenterprise.com Businessperson of the…

By Tanisha A. Sykes

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Why Black Enterprise?

Thirty years ago that question was posed. publisher and editor Earl G. Graves Sr. provides the answer by sharing the mission of the magazine.

Lacking capital, managerial and technical knowledge and crippled by prejudice, the minority businessman has…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Financial Fitness Contest

Winner #8 Brenda Wilkinson

Brenda Wilkinson is unlike most people in their early 30s who are indebted from…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Making An Investment In Black Business

Here's how to increase your wealth by supporting and investing in African American-owned enterprises

In 1995, armed with 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry and with…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Travel with your pet

Internet sites for animal lovers

Want to have a true family vacation and take along your dog or…

By Ann Brown

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This truck is smoking

Cigarette tackles the shores with luxury SUV

Cigarette Racing Team Inc., the company known for its racing boats, is tackling…

By Monique R. Brown

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Sailing on the Chesapeake Bay

Anthropologist uncovers secret to relaxation

Anchored out on Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay, there is only the soothing sound of…

By L. N'zinga Strickland

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Email Travel Savings

Q: How can I get discounts on airfare and hotels?
– N. Reese, Lithonia,…

By Leslie E. Royal

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Free online surfing

Websites offer no-cost Internet access

Some of the best things in life are free. Internet service providers Juno…

By Leslie E. Royal

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Cut your mortgage cost

Avoid paying unnecessary insurance

When Duncan and Angela Dennis bought their brand-new $207,000 home in the exclusive…

By Leslie E. Royal

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Travel insurance insight

Determine whether you need coverage on your next trip

You’re traveling to the Far East for two weeks, spending a few thousand dollars.…

By Ann Brown

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A personal conversation

There are many books on mastering the art of conversation with others. But…

By Kirk Charles

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Giggle while you work

Make it a point to have fun at the office

It’s been a long week. After the scads of unproductive meetings, dealings with…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Cherish the difficult days

There’s certainly something to be said for the happy, feel-good times in life.…

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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Congregate on company time

An employee network can provide the support you need to get ahead

We all know that networking and finding mentors are key to getting choice projects…

By Phaedra Brotherton

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Getting past the gatekeeper

You know the rules. In order to get the job, you’ve got to…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Fall speed ahead

Autumn is the time for career planning

Are you waiting until the clock strikes midnight on December 31 to plan…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Going, going, gone

Q: I really would like to participate in online auctions, but I am…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Let the music play

Home stereo unit digitally stores up to 7,000 songs

Ever wanted to play music that matched your mood, whether it was to…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Networking Resource

Q: I have a total of three fields that I focus my small,…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Tips for avoiding tax troubles

Learn how to avoid heavy penalties and interest

Entrepreneurs who are behind with the IRS shouldn’t be fooled by the agency’s new…

By Gerda Gallop-Goodman

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Masters of their domain

Lord Abbett's Stephen Humphrey seeks out the giants in industry sectors

When it comes to picking growth stocks, portfolio manager Stephen Humphrey wants it all:…

By Ivan Cintron

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Three decades of money, wealth, power

Since B.E.'s inception, African Americans have nearly quadrupled their income

For 30 years, black enterprise has chronicled African American entrepreneurship, professional gains and…

By Grace F. White

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Emma Chappell drops CEO status

Head of United Bank takes director's seat after Federal Reserve enforcement

The president and CEO of United Bank of Philadelphia (No. 14 on be…

By Hamil R. Harris

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Generation Xceptional

These 30-and-under overachievers are representing themselves -- and their peer group -- to the fullest. Here's their take on the world they are poised to inherit.

“Let’s love ourselves, then we can’t fail to make a better situation. Tomorrow, our…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Villa Romelia

African American B&B hits Cape Town

For a luxurious hideaway in South Africa’s Cape Town, consider African American-owned Villa…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Putting a new face on outdoor ads

StarCast brings interactive videos to idle shoppers and commuters

Walk into a shopping mall, commuter rail station or bus depot and you’ll spot…

By Robert S. Anthony

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The power of a new dimension

Holman Technology is a pioneer in cutting-edge holography

Every new entrepreneur dreams of staking a claim in his or her market,…

By Dasha Kelly

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Tech stocks still ticking despite a licking

Kim Lew's picks endure pain of Nasdaq's slide

It’s been a wreck for tech, especially since this April, when the U.S.…

By Luisa Beltran

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A new appetite for bonds

As benchmark shifts, Treasuries are viewed as safe havens

Bond market participants have been clamoring for the change, and it finally happened.…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Coca-Cola offers billion-dollar diversity plans

Minority suppliers and entrepreneurs to benefit most

The Coca-Cola Co. arguably has the world’s most recognizable and widely used product lines:…

By Hersch Doby

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Will DC Air fly?

BET founder is confident of new venture despite odds

Robert Johnson’s position on the board of directors of US Airways has landed him a…

By Sakina P. Spruell

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