Who Really Gets Your Money?

In the aftermath of september 11, americans donated $1.3 billion to charities. But it's still unclear who will benefitfrom your cash. How can you protect your donationthe next time you decide to give?

“I’m sorry,” apologizes Debra Johnson, as she sobs uncontrollably. “Every time I think that…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Investing 401

Developing a solid tax strategy is critical to making sure your profits don't turn into a loss

As investors wrestle with their 2001 tax returns, they’ll quickly discover that the odds…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Make Yourself Accountable

When it comes to building a career, the buck stops with you. Here's how to reap the rewards by taking responsibility.

An African American female manager is promoted to head a business unit at a…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Getting A Foothold On Your Career

In an uncertain job market, here's how to stay optimistic about your future

“On graduation day, I felt the world was mine,” exclaims 26-year-old Brian Pittman. “The…

By Winifred Desouza

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Where The Jobs Are

This economy is both the best andthe worst of times. But while corporate downsizing is making for a bleak future, there are still career opportunities to be found.

Can you handle the truth? In this economy, there are several truths. The truth…

By Winifred Desouza

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Navigating Rough Waters

Steering their companies through an economic storm, america's leading black executives are facing their leading black Executives are facing their boldest challenges yet

Acts of terrorism. An economy in recession. A turbulent stock market. Waning consumer confidence.…

By Derek T. Dingle

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A Time For Bold Leadership

Richard Parson's deal-making prowess and diplomatic touch has catapulted him to become CEO of AOL Time Warner,the world's largest media powerhouse

On an unusually warm december day, Richard Dean Parsons is where he usually is…

By Derek T. Dingle

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An Education In Investing

Linda Paul has set out to learn All the right lessons about establishing A financial plan for her future

Linda R. Paul’s situation mirrors many African Americans who graduate from college strapped with…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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The Value Of Voting

Proxy voting is your chance to have a say in the management of the companies you invest in

You might call Dr. Henry S. Williams AT&T’s less-than-silent partner. The 72-year-old retired radiologist…

By Lisa Armstrong

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The Chill Factor

Originally designed in 1957, the Cocktail Shaker’s sleek, stainless steel contours transcend time,…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Live And Let Dive

A James Bond travel experience

You don’t need a license to kill, or Sean Connery’s secret agent sex…

By Dwight Brown

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Point Break

Rick Blocker rides the waves

“C’mon, meet me down there,” Rick Blocker yells to a pedestrian from the…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Make No Assumptions

Q: With mortgage rates as low as they are, I am considering buying…

By Sonia Alleyne

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The Prosecution Won’t Rest

Washington law group fights housing discrimination

Over the past 10 years, an estimated 14 million blacks have moved from the…

By Lee Anna Jackson

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Mortgage Maneuvers

How doing your homework helps

“An article in the Washington Post said that interest rates were the lowest they…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Getting Inspired

Q: I am an avid reader and have enjoyed a couple of the…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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The Science Of Self-Image

The psycho-cybernetics success formula stands the test of time

More than 50 years ago, plastic surgeon Dr. Maxwell Maltz had a revelation…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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No Sad Goodbyes

Q: My company just experienced [a round of] layoffs. They told us to…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Surviving A Corporate Marriage

Charting your course with a new script

Yaw Asare Aboagye, a 32-year-old former network manager, now co-founder of www.conscioushiphop.com, says…

By Valerie Lynn Gray

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Not Just A Pretty Face

Name: Christie Dinham
Age: 37
Occupation: Modeling agent
Location: New York, New York
Duties: Scouts out new faces;…

By Lee Anna Jackson

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Power To The (Right) People

New book shows why great employees rule!

It’s been said that bosses are stressed, not by the people they fire, but…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Clicks Or Tire Kicks?

Q: I thought online car buying was supposed to be the next big…

By Dale Coachman

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Company Lands Sony Content Deal

AxĂ© Multimedia Entertainment has won approval to become a content developer for Sony’s…

By Dale Coachman

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Tight Spaces

Smaller offices call for smaller tools. But this doesn’t mean a business needs…

By Dale Coachman

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Laptop Evo-Lution

Compaq’s new Evo N200 is a mini notebook that packs a punch. The…

By Dale Coachman

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Hidden Messages

Terrorists aren't the only ones with encryption tools

During the months and days leading up to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on…

By Cristina Gair

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Some Things Old, Some Things New

Comdex 2001: Will technology revive in 2002?

Although last fall’s COMDEX didn’t feature any groundbreaking technologies or earth-shattering news, some…

By Dale Coachman

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Working Virtually Works For Her

Online assistance is slowly catching on

For Victoria Parham’s company to run at an optimal level, she needs high-speed Internet…

By Bridget McCrea

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Book Query

Q: I would like to know if there’s a catalog from which I…

By Alan Hughes

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Bucking The Trend

One radio station is thriving despite industry slowdown

Economic turmoil may be hurting the advertising industry, but Springfield, Massachusetts-based Cutting Edge…

By Bridget McCrea

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Building For The Future

How one entrepreneur created a business in his basement

For Anthony Thompson, working over the weekends has paid off. Thompson, 41, is owner…

By Glenn Townes

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Mining Venture Capital

To gain financing today, use the right tools or get the shaft

In case you’ve been comatose for the past year or so, the gold rush…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Learning About Funds

Q: I’m a beginner investor, and I’m 25 years old. My current salary…

By Matthew S. Scott

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The Gateway To Wealth

New B.E.-GE initiative seeks to close the home ownership gap

African Americans have always trailed whites as home owners. Since 1995, the percentage of African…

By Matthew S. Scott

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Slow Growth Slows LosseS

There's a method to James Nevels' steady approach to investing

James E. Nevels, chairman and CEO of the Swarthmore Group in West Chester,…

By Marie Evan

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Value At Bargain Prices

Harold Singleton of Metropolitan West Capital Management buys stocks at a discount

Harold Singleton, senior vice president of Metropolitan West Capital Management, says there is value…

By Matthew S. Scott

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Food For Thought

Manufacturers of consumer staples, such as food, can deliver delicious profits in a slowing economy

It happens whenever the economy sputters. Wall Street develops an appetite for food stocks…

By James A. Anderson

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Investing In Brand Names

Your favorite products can pump up your portfolio's performance

Kellogg’s Corn Flakes, Heinz Ketchup, Hanes Underwear, Coca-Cola Classic, Campbell’s Soup, Sara Lee Cheesecake,…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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A Call To Arms

African Americans under represented in Special Ops

As part of the United States’ war on terrorism, thousands of military troops–many…

By Cliff Hocker

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Mergers & Deals

What time is it? According to Wittnauer International (whose parent company, Wittnauer Worldwide…

By Monique R. Brown

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Leveling The Field

Major League Baseball batting for minority businesses

Major League Baseball is trying to level the playing field through a program…

By Alan Hughes

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Going Solo

Former Alliance Capital exec forms private equity firm

Frank Savage wants the world — and he’s starting with Africa. The former…

By Alan Hughes

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From Boardrooms To Snowboards

Ex-Maytag CEO now heads U.S. Olympic Committee

He may no longer be associated with Maytag Corp., but Lloyd Ward is…

By Alan Hughes

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Bargain Movie Rentals

No lines, no late fees -- now that's blockbuster

Leon Thomas’ family loves movies. And so, every week he visits his local…

By Sonia Alleyne

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A Battle For Business

Firms cut workforce and streamline operations in a harsh economy

Donna Lewis is another business owner struggling not to fall victim to a hostile…

By Alan Hughes

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