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Double Takes
The wrist adornment–with rows of neat little “bricks”–is from the Chimento Double…

By Sonia Alleyne

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An Ebony Aria

A busy exec finds time to sing

She’s played roles in La Traviata, The Barber of Seville, and Madame Butterfly.…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Do what makes sense

Q: As a new homeowner, I would like to know how soon someone…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Happy Travels

Free European Railpass Guide

Exploring the European continent by rail provides two options: buying a railpass or…

By Sonia Alleyne

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How to Fly Cheap

The benefits of someone else's baggage

Jason Stevens of Los Angeles needed to fly to Thailand on three days…

By Michael Bennett

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Home Free

Avoiding prepayment penalties on your new house

When Patricia J. Bruce decided to purchase her third home in the Rivers Edge…

By Leslie E. Royal

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Moving On Up

Q: I’m at a point in my life where I’m trying to figure…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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The Powell Principles

To become a more effective leader, check out Colin Powell's secrets

Let me say from the outset that I recommend Oren Harari’s book The…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Daring To Fail Greatly

Amazing victories are often preceded by devastating setbacks. You can triumph over the agony of defeat.

When Halle Berry took the stage at the gleaming new Kodak Theatre to accept…

By Caroline Clarke

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Once Upon A Time On Wall Street

The struggle to establish an African American presence is a saga of ambition against overwhelming odds

After my grandfather’s death, I was sitting in his apartment at a celebration of…

By Gregory S. Bell

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Diversity or Diversion?

Experts express their views about the effectiveness of diversity programs and offer suggestions on how to improve them

Who would have thought that white males would become the new minority in the…

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Developing Your Life Plan

Making Sure Financial Documents are available during a family chrisis can save you time, money, and pain

The last thing anyone wants to do is contemplate dying or becoming incapacitated due…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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TechRocks

Using the Internet, Chuck D and the legendary Nile Rodgers are once again shaking up the music industry

Chuck D and Nile Rodgers are what you’d call “old school” in the music…

By Holly Aguirre

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Hip-hop at the Movies

Rappers produce reel profits on the silver screen

Fade in: the exterior of a movie theater at a suburban mall. Scores of…

By Sakina P. Spruell

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Striving to be Debt Free

Henri Hammond is working overtime to get his family out of debt and on track to a self-sufficient future

“We went haywire.” That’s how Henri Hammond describes a credit card spending binge. Six…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Online, On Time

By paying her bills via computer, Nicole Long becomes more efficient and avoids late fees

To Nicole Long, the days and weeks always seem to run out too soon.…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Too Late Now

Q: I was laid off in August 2001 but found another job within…

By Sonia Alleyne

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From a Distance

Getting a degree in your time and space

Stephanie W. Ingraham, assistant manager, Regional Operations at Equity Office Properties, a commercial…

By Pittershawn Palmer

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No longer just black and white

New approach to diversity challenge

When I began 20 years ago, it was black and white,” explains Mark Williams…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Run, don’t walk

Q: What’s the 411 on Internet business opportunities? Are sites promising a very…

By Dale Coachman

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Reshaping The Landscape

GIS technology helps geography go high-tech

This isn’t your grandmother’s geography class–or your mother’s, for that matter. GIS is…

By Dale Coachman

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The Buzz About Diversity

They are catchphrases you’ve been hearing a lot these days: diversity, diversity hiring,…

By Dale Coachman

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Celebrities Online

Byron Allen takes his show on the Web

Eight years ago, Byron Allen sat at his dining room table turned office in…

By Holly Aguirre

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Learn Before You Leap

Q: I’m a recent college graduate and I was wondering if it would…

By Alan Hughes

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Dressed for Success

Urban clothing boutique is carving out its own niche

You have to make people feel like they’re getting their money’s worth,” says…

By Demetria Lucas

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Going With the (Cash) Flow

Entrepreneurs can look at these strategies to help the bottom line

The need for cash flow management at Troy, Michigan-based M.O.R.E. Computer Supplies came before…

By Bridget McCrea

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Double Team

Twins Herman and Ferman King are bodyguards to the rich and famous

Identical twins Herman and Ferman King, grew up together, went to school together, and…

By Alan Hughes

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Using Annual Reports

Q: What are the most important parts of an annual report to look…

By Matthew S. Scott

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Seeking Stable Ground

A solid investment plan helped Rick Byrd endure life's bumps and bruises

Rick Byrd, 48, of Charlotte, North Carolina, has been on the move since graduating…

By Carmen Brown

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A Tech Rally Delayed

Larry E. Folmar says his prudent tech picks are still poised for a comeback

Last year when BLACK ENTERPRISE spoke to Larry e. Folmar, president and chief…

By Matthew S. Scott

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A Big Picture Portfolio

Comerica's Perry Cabean says trends do a lot to drive stocks upward

Wall Street likes a good story. In fact, many money managers say there’s a…

By James A. Anderson

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High Tech, High Finance

The GrassRoots Investment Group L.L.C. uses technology to conduct business and stay in touch

The members of the GrassRoots Investment Group L.L.C. don’t allow barriers to prevent their…

By Matthew S. Scott

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The Wealth Factor

African American affluence is on the rise

The number of affluent African Americans rose in 2001, according to a report…

By Alan Hughes

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Small Firm Wins Big

Lagrant Communications hit the jackpot. After outbidding the competition, the 17-person communications company…

By Monique R. Brown

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An Unkind Cut

Reduction in Social Security benefits could be disastrous for blacks

President Bush is looking to privatize Social Security in a move that could…

By William E. Spriggs

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Ford Bets on Black

Automaker is hoping to capitalize on African American spending

In an effort to capitalize on rising car sales among African Americans, Ford Motor…

By K. Terrell Reed

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Turn, Turn, Turn & Substitute Speaker

Turn, Turn, Turn
In the handheld market, the stakes keep getting higher. Sony has…

By Dale Coachman

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The Healthcare Divide

Study shows minorities receive inferior healthcare services

There is a disparity in the quality of healthcare African Americans receive, according to…

By Cliff Hocker

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