Don’t Call it Cognac

Normally, the best things in life will cost you. An exception is Imoya…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Bullish Steps

A brave traveler tackles el encierro4and lives to run another day

At sunrise, a large crowd advances toward wooden barricades erected to protect storefronts and…

By Donnovan Andrews

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The Triathlon Man

Willard Alonzo Stanback's winning spirit

Willard Alonzo Stanback challenges himself physically beyond what most can fathom. As a…

By Cheryl Ann Wadlington

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Don’t Be Scared, Be Smart

Q: I read your article “Schemes on the home front” (Shopsmart, October 2000)…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Check-In Smarts

Website gives great hotel tips

Did you know that your vacation stay at a high-end property could cost…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Packaged To Go

Know what your vacation deal really includes

Valerie Mitchell and her husband, both advertising executives in Los Angeles, wanted a…

By Michael Bennett

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More For Your Money

Frat Group Leverages Its Clientele

We understood that we had a product we could sell and that product was…

By Lee Anna Jackson

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Dial Again

Choosing the right cellular phone provider

Tonya K. Payton, owner of S&S Associates, a public relations and event planning firm…

By Ann Brown

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Learn and Grow Rich

Dennis P. Kimbro, management consultant, educator, speaker, and author of What Makes The…

By Dennis P. Kimbro

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A Tough Review

Q: For the past year, I have been employed as a personnel assistant.…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Just What The Boss Ordered

Use the tips prescribed to ensure professional longevity and physical well-being

African American professionals are dying to make it to the top4literally. Their lives are…

By Monique R. Brown

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Retire This!

For Baby Boomers, Retirement Doesn't mean The End; It's Simply The Start Of Something New

Ralph R. Pettiford never thought he would be a victim of company restructuring. But…

By Phaedra Brotherton

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Behind the Scenes

Ex-cop Bernie Young runs the show as Rosie O'Donnell's right-hand man

On the credenza in a coveted corner office that overlooks the ice skating rink…

By Caroline Clarke

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Get Ready For The Post-Bear Bounce

Boost Your Portfolio's Returns By Finding Sectors Poised For A Market Rally

Rodney M. Bagley is always on the lookout for his next investment opportunity. The…

By Matthew S. Scott

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Hip-Hop Economy

From New York to Nepal, Hip-Hop has become America's leading culture export

On a rain-soaked March afternoon, rap artist Jay-Z and his partner, Damon Dash, are…

By Alan Hughes

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An Inheritance Hits Home

Mary Warner and Her Family Must Handle A Delicate Sharing of Family Assets

Like many 40-year-old couples, Mary Warner and her husband, Carlton, are feeling “the squeeze.”…

By Matthew S. Scott

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Investigate Before Buying

Using an online tool called EDGAR can make you a better stock picker

Janice Williams doesn’t have a problem with making sacrifices today to reach tomorrow’s financial…

By Claire Hunte

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Give Me a Break

Q: I am a stressed out legal secretary. I have a lot of…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Takes the Cake

Amy S. Hilliard's sweet successes

Comfort Cake Founder and CEO Amy Hilliard (Image: Courtesy of Subject)
Name: Amy S. Hilliard
Age: 47
Title:…

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Mr. Melody

Wendell Hanes' 30/60-second rhythmic pitch

Name: Wendell L. Hanes
Age: 30
Occupation: Music Composer and Sound designer
Location: Bang Music; New York, NY
Duties:…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Ask, And It Shall Be Given…

Asking for what you want on the job

Felecia Lamb, a proofreader and editor for a New York City law firm, has…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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Making connections

Q: I read the article on setting up a home network and I’m…

By Dale Coachman

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Fun and Games

Just because you’re an adult doesn’t mean you can’t have fun. The Web…

By Dale Coachman

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The Call of Convergence

Do new phone-PDA combos give you the best of both worlds?

Tired of toting a gaggle of tech tools, business professionals and consumers have…

By Rebecca Frances Rohan

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Developing A Brand

Want to generate loyalty online and off? Create a killer brand.

Coca-Cola. McDonald’s. Jaguar. Each name evokes a mini universe of things you’ve come to…

By Fabian Robinson

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Penny Wise, Pound Foolish

Q: An entrepreneur friend informed me that each time a client pays her,…

By Alan Hughes

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Head Of The Class

The best and brightest entrepreneurs are growing despite sluggish times

It’s that time of year again. The editors of BLACK ENTERPRISE have identified 12…

By Sonja Mack

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Investing Options

Q: In two years, I will be 25 and graduating college with a…

By Matthew S. Scott

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In Defense Of Principal

Shifting to bonds can preserve your portfolio and provide income for retirement

When the bear market began in March 2000, Greg Kilpatrick became worried as…

By Matthew S. Scott

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Waiting On the Blue Chips

Gordon Bell's large-cap selections are slow to recover

Last year, Gordon P. Bell, CFA, portfolio manager and director of Private Portfolio…

By Matthew S. Scott

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The Best Offense Is A Good Defense

Portfolio manager Randall R. Eley keys on value to help weather the market

Value investors often shine when the market is gloomy. Case in point: Randall R.…

By James A. Anderson

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Second Times A Charm

After making a false start, B.E. says now is a better time to buy mid-cap growth funds

We got it wrong. We thought December 2000 was a good time to jump…

By James A. Anderson

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Limited Engagement

The Millennium Millionaires are trying to make a five-year partnership flourish

When the Millennium Millionaires Investment Club of Los Angeles began in March 2000, they…

By Matthew S. Scott

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Narrowing The Divide

African Americans are surfing the Net at increasing rates

While the digital divide remains a reality, the gap continues to narrow. Between…

By Alan Hughes

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Former Citizens Trust Bank CEO dies at 77

Exec led black-owned bank to B.E. 100S listing

I. Owen Funderburg, the man credited for building Citizens Trust Bank (No. 4…

By Alan Hughes

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Representation for Hire

How businesses benefit from having a man on Capitol Hill

The lobbying trade may be one of the few industries these days that…

By Joyce Jones

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Check Your Internal Mirror

Faced with a deadend? Make sure the roadblock is not you!

Whenever Joyce Roche talks about what it takes to succeed, the CEO of Girls…

By Caroline Clarke

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A Political Blackout

Gubernatorial candidates hoping to break the color barrier

In the last two decades Roland Burris has been attorney general, director of central…

By Hamil R. Harris

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