African Americans in the Middle

Survey tells how blacks balance parent care and other issues

Are African Americans feeling the squeeze when caring for aging parents in the…

By Monique R. Brown

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Release The Genius

Everyone has important mental gifts. Read on to discover your inner brainiac.

Most people whom we consider geniuses, people who have made their mark in the…

By Jean Marie Stine

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Caution: Stumbling Blocks Ahead

The road to achievement is paved with potholes. Here are 10 strategies to help you bear the bumps on your way to success.

On the highway of life, Carmen Braxton switches lanes with ease. As a senior…

By Hasani Pettiford

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Give Good Presence

To keep moving up the corporate ladder, you'll need to polish your demeanor. Here's how.

When Danette Jordan joined New York-based Austin Nichols & Co. Inc., owner and manufacturer…

By Phaedra Brotherton

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Road Warriors

Keeping in touch while you're mobile is a must. Carrying a technology survival kit can help. Seasoned business travelers talk about what it takes to stay well connected and productive.

Technology was supposed to put an end to business travel, right? A few short…

By Marilyn Zelinsky Syarto

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Creepin’ Credit Errors

Here's what you can do when mistakes sneak up on you

In march 1999, Edward and Sylathia Johnson were elated as they went to Parkway…

By Leslie E. Royal

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Affordable Franchises

Choosing a franchise was never this easy. We've presented opportunities that are sure to fit within your budget.

In 1990 Walter Turner started his milwaukee-based Coverall Cleaning Concepts franchise, Turner Coverall Cleaning…

By Bridget McCrea

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Excellence by the Graham

CNBC President and CEO Pamela Thomas-Graham is worth her weight in gold as the highest-ranking African American in the ultracompetitive cable news industry

It’s nearly 3:30 on a Wednesday afternoon in mid-July. Outside CNBC headquarters in Fort…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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The Road to Financial Freedom

To fund her and her husband's retirement and their son's college education, Theresa Reed engages in a comprehensive investment strategy

It was the birth of her son, Aquaylis, that started Theresa Reed investing 14…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Don’t Let Your Paycheck Limit You

It's your financial strategy that determines how well you build personal wealth

Sam and Bandace Bell are living the typical American dream. They are college-educated with…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Style talk

Chatting on the ergonomically designed BeoCom 6000 cordless phone, which weighs a mere…

By Monique R. Brown

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Are you pining for a Hawaiian hot spot?

Get your fill of pineapples and more at the Kapalua Bay Hotel

When you’re the first guest at the party, you get the best spot,”…

By Monique R. Brown

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She’s Got That Beat

Entrepreneur plays the drums as a hobby

Ava DuVernay has been fascinated by the drums ever since she can remember. “I…

By Ann Brown

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Stop The E-Mail Rumors

Multilevel merit?

Q: During a [multilevel marketing] meeting, there were about 40 enthusiastic people telling…

By Monique R. Brown

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What’s the 411?

Internet offers free directory assistance

When you don’t have a telephone book at your fingertips, it’s easy to…

By Leslie E. Royal

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Support For Black Books

African American women tackle publishers

In 1999, African Americans spent $307 million on books, according to Target Market News,…

By Ann Brown

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Cable Connections

Is it worth being wired?

Lucy Morris toils 40 hours a week as a coach at the Service Zone,…

By Leslie E. Royal

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Too Sensitive

Q: I tend to take people’s verbal slights to heart. How can I…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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The Optimist At Work

These titles can help you become one

Want a better job as well as a better outlook on life? Sure…

By Quincy L. Lewis

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The Fruits Of His Labor

Mac McDonald is savoring business success with his Vision Cellars wine boutique

Mac McDonald has been creating the fine bouquets of Pinot Noir for more than…

By Pittershawn Palmer

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