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


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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


Email Travel Savings

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

By Leslie E. Royal


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