Waiting For A ‘Bears’ Market

Pearson Transportation is riding high thanks to NFL contract

In 1998, Timothy Pearson, then the owner of a small janitorial services company, took…

By Alan Hughes

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Making Investing As Easy As Child’s Play

Here are fun ways to teach your kids about building wealth

Danielle Flythe of Washington, D.C., believes every investor should follow these four rules: “Start…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Protecting What’s Yours

Entrepreneurs should guard their intellectual property

In the latest step toward its goal of becoming fully paperless by 2004,…

By Alan Hughes

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Give ‘Til It Helps

The Branch family is using charitable giving to lower its tax bill

If you think you’ll wind up 2002 with a hefty tax bill, you…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Citizens Trust To Acquire CfS Bancshares

Will deal lead to 'merger mania' within black banking community?

Atlanta-based Citizens Trust Bank (No. 3 on the BE BANKS list with $292.4 million…

By Cliff Hocker

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Surviving 9-11

Wahday washington and tony wilson knew it wouldn't be easy to expand their business, but the gym owners could not have prepared for the tragedy that threatened to shatter their entrepreneurial dreams

It’s 8 p.m. in the Tribeca section of New York City and the first…

By Roger Barnes

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Rags To Riches

Hip-hop moguls use groundbreaking designs and star powerto challenge major clothing labels and become a forcein the $164 billion fashion industry

On a mild February evening, New York’s glitterati are out in full force. Gathered…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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Be Careful What You Ask For…

National Medical Association Past President Lucille Perez learned that the real battle often comes after you've won

Back in August 2000, when Dr. Lucille Perez was running for president of the…

By Caroline Clarke

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Waiting For A ‘Bears’ Market

Pearson Transportation is riding high thanks to NFL contract

In 1998, Timothy Pearson, then the owner of a small janitorial services company, took…

By Alan Hughes

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Going Beyond Investing

The Az One Investment Club provides its members with credit counseling and other financial services

Sometimes, to have a strong functioning investment club, you have to do more…

By Reginald Hart

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Waiting For Good News

Michael Ray's focus on current events was hampered by unpredictable volatility

When Michael Ray said he wasn’t afraid of the cascading stock market last…

By Matthew S. Scott

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Shattered Trust

Will the government's accountability plan restore investor confidence?

“I’m extremely disappointed,” says Mansie Booker Jr. of the steady stream of corporate misdeeds…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Aaron Lands Sweet Deal

“Hammerin’” Hank Aaron (above) recently added to his restaurant holdings with the opening…

By Daniel R. Brown

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Savage Resigns From Enron Board

Ex-Alliance Capital Management chairman calls it quits amidst scandal

As the ongoing saga of Enron continues to unfold, board members are jumping…

By Cliff Hocker

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How You Can Make $100,000 A Year From Home

10 home-based franchises that fit your pocketbook -- and profit motive

B.J. Harrison doesn’t mind if he’s called a computer geek — just don’t call…

By Alan Hughes

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No Commercial Breaks

Smart and driven, Renetta McCann heads one of the nation's leading media companies

“One look at me and you can only imagine the boundaries i’ve had to…

By Sonia Alleyne

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The Essence Of A Breakup

When Ed Lewis and Clarence Smith cut a deal with AOL Time Warner two years ago, they were offered the promise of fresh capital and new markets for the leading black women's magazine. Little did they know it would mean the split of a 32-year-old business partnership and a fight for the soul of an institution.

Scorched by the summer heat, hundreds of thousands of African Americans pour into New…

By Derek T. Dingle

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The Celebrity Sell

Advertisers use black celebrity endorsers to pump up sales

The most dominant player in the game, this three-time NBA Finals MVP is an…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Winner #31 Edwin Beale

Edwin Beale must decide whether to pursue an M.B.A., buy a second house, or both

Edwin Beale’s primary financial goal is a familiar one. He’d like to move ahead…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Making Investing As Easy As Child’s Play

Here are fun ways to teach your kids about building wealth

Danielle Flythe of Washington, D.C., believes every investor should follow these four rules: “Start…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Fits Like A…

It’s tough leather with a tender touch. The Nile soft-cured crocodile glove by…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Ride Of A Lifetime

All aboard the Orient Express

It is 9:01 a.m. in Paris, the City of Lights, and on Platform 5,…

By Joseph Dumas

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What A Jewel!

Neurosurgeon gets her mind off work

As the starlets rocked the stage for the VH1 Divas Las Vegas concert,…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Security Check

Q: I was always afraid to fly, but since the tragedy of Sept.…

By Sonia Alleyne

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First Class Coach

Website offers reduced price flights

Flying first-class for the price of a coach seat is a step up…

By Christina Morgan

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Honeymoon Treats

New trend for bridal gift giving

“I don’t want anyone deciding on my china patterns or picking out my…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Raising The Roof

The CBCF's plans for putting African Americans in homes

“It’s not always about living beyond your means. Sometimes something happens that you have…

By Lee Anna Jackson

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No Saving Grace

Credit card companies give you less time to pay

Having a full-time career, visiting her mother, and spending time with her significant other,…

By Leslie E. Royal

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Choosing Change

Q: Several years ago I accepted an exciting job with a small company.…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Operation Hunt

Q: For most of the information I’ve read on looking for a job,…

By Sonia Alleyne

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French Cuts

India's Hollywood stories

India Osborne
AGE: 32
OCCUPATION: Vice President of Production at Europa Corp.
LOCATION: France
DUTIES: Developing film…

By Sonia Alleyne

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On The Job

How to break in and move up in the hospitality, pharmaceuticals, and technology industries

When Thomas Penny took a job as a dishwasher for the Andrews Air Force…

By Phaedra Brotherton

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Picture This

Q: I’m thinking of purchasing a digital camera, but I’m not sure what…

By Dale Coachman

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Exec Crafts Online Business Licensing

Government program cuts time, paper out of process

The District of Columbia Resource Center (www.brc.dc.gov) is now offering a complete business…

By Shani Smothers

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A Dotcom Remembers

With the help of 20 national and international volunteers plus several national sponsors,…

By Dale Coachman

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Back To (Tech) School

Students are not the only ones who need to get up to speed…

By Shani Smothers

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Back Up To Go

These days, it seems there are more data backup options than ever before,…

By Dale Coachman

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Social Engineering

Employees' loose lips can sink your company network

In the movie, Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Whoopi Goldberg’s character dons a blue sequined formal…

By Rebecca Frances Rohan

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Anyone Want A Cookie?

Q: My husband is starting a cookie business and we are looking for…

By Alan Hughes

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Fatherly Advice

With a little help, this firm is building its business brick by brick

Adam K. Troy and Keith B. Key, managing partners and founders of Columbus,…

By Bridget McCrea

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Protecting What’s Yours

Entrepreneurs should guard their intellectual property

In the latest step toward its goal of becoming fully paperless by 2004,…

By Alan Hughes

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Hot Spots For Small Biz

Technology is still sizzling throughout the U.S.

In the Information Age, when it’s possible to communicate instantly around the globe, it…

By Glenn Townes

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Is The Ceo Selling?

Q: How many companies are traded publicly on the New York Stock Exchange…

By Matthew S. Scott

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Give ‘Til It Helps

The Branch family is using charitable giving to lower its tax bill

If you think you’ll wind up 2002 with a hefty tax bill, you…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Comparison Shopping

William Young of Buford, Dickson, Harper & Sparrow says corporate profits are the key to a rally

Growth investors obsess over the future. They talk constantly of profit predictions, and they…

By James A. Anderson

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Back To School

College enrollment for African Americans holding steady

August and September are back-to-school months, and though the overall percentage of students…

By Daniel R. Brown

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An Argument For Equities

Economist Darrell L. Williams states his case for investing

A recent survey found that the percentage of African Americans who earn at least…

By Daniel R. Brown

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