Stick ‘Em Up

Warm, earthy, light, and floral scents emanate from hints and blends of essential…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

African American team attempts to climb the world's tallest peaks

It’s 2 a.m. and high above the clouds, three climbers have left base camp…

By Patricia Jacobs

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‘No Bad Days’

Sherry B. Williams excels as a Mary Kay sales pro while battling breast cancer

Sherry B. Williams never has a bad day. “I have good days and not-so-good…

By Shani Smothers

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Big Brother’s Watching

Passwords mean very little with this product

There’s just one word to describe Spectorsoft’s Spector Professional Edition 3.1–scary. The spy…

By Dale Coachman

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A Family Affair

Now more than ever, family-owned businesses must craft solid succession plans to develop enterprises that grow and prosper

For generations, family-owned businesses have been the cornerstone of the African American community, propelling…

By George Alexander

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Book Excerpt

E-business demands a new wave of respect from today's brick-and-mortar entrepreneur

The online economy is far from finished. Computers and Internet access have become ubiquitous…

By Bernadette Williams

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The Investors Next Door

Trying to figure out the best movesin today's market? Listen to the strategies from members of some of the nation's leading investment clubs.

It has been a tough market for the small investor. Some don’t even bother…

By Matthew S. Scott

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Investor, Know Thyself

Yes, you can achieve positive returns in today's turbulent market. But it starts with you and knowing your "money personality."

By discovering your money personality, you can begin to understand your attitude toward finances,…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Funds for the Long Haul

In this semiannualmutual fund roundupwe identify 90 top-performingfunds ranked by three-year returns

The president of the united states is George Bush, the economy is staggering, and…

By Donald Jay Korn

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B.E. Wall Street All-Stars

From investment banking to asset management, these 50 mvps score big in the financial markets

There’s no playing field as vast, fast-paced, or challenging as Wall Street. To be…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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On The Road To Financial Fitness

By Carolyn M. Brown

As more African Americans recognize the importance of investing, there is good news to…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Stick ‘Em Up

Warm, earthy, light, and floral scents emanate from hints and blends of essential…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

African American team attempts to climb the world's tallest peaks

It’s 2 a.m. and high above the clouds, three climbers have left base camp…

By Patricia Jacobs

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Mortgage Arm Wrestle

I refinanced my mortgage about two years ago with a seven year ARM.…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Wading Through 10-10 Wonderland

How to choose a long distance plan that's right for you

I dropped AT&T as my long distance carrier because they were charging me…

By Christina Morgan

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Reality Check

Threat of lawsuit changes discriminatory payment practices

In June 2001, Jesse Williams, a music teacher in the District of Columbia public…

By Lee Anna Jackson

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Great Expectations

I was fired from a temporary assignment, even though I was doing a…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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‘No Bad Days’

Sherry B. Williams excels as a Mary Kay sales pro while battling breast cancer

Sherry B. Williams never has a bad day. “I have good days and not-so-good…

By Shani Smothers

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Log On For Work

Q: I have never used the Internet in my job searches. There is…

By Sonia Alleyne

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High Designs

This architect's career is taking flight

As a child Chauncey Tucker liked to draw. But as he matured, he…

By Christina Morgan

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Triple Sport Star

Steve Mills scores for the Knicks, Rangers, and the Liberty

Steve Mills never made it to the NBA–as a player. But this one-time draft-hopeful…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Can Everyone Contribute?

Corporate strategy is at its best when employees are involved

“Every time someone asked if I should get this alarm system, I would say,…

By Christina Morgan

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Keeping Up

Q: Just when I think I have the latest tech tool, a newer,…

By Dale Coachman

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Big Brother’s Watching

Passwords mean very little with this product

There’s just one word to describe Spectorsoft’s Spector Professional Edition 3.1–scary. The spy…

By Dale Coachman

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Picture Perfect Phone

Sony Ericsson has unveiled its new offering in mobile technology and the latest…

By Dale Coachman

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Creating Human Links

Alicia Jones helps at-risk youth use technology to their advantage

"On my last day of eighth grade I got jumped by eight or…

By Shani Smothers

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To Serve And Protect

Want to avoid e-commerce nightmares?Keep your customers' data secure

It happens all too often: a business owner gets an anonymous letter containing a…

By Rebecca Frances Rohan

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In Business With The U.S.

Q: I just started a construction company and I’m researching doing business with…

By Alan Hughes

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High Energy

Entrepreneurial electrician powers up money-generating business

James A. McKamey didn’t travel the road to entrepreneurship until he was in…

By Glenn Townes

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Life After Bankruptcy

There are still pitfalls in folding a business

Between Enron and WorldCom, bankruptcy news has all but dominated headlines in recent months.…

By Bridget McCrea

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Guarding Your Turf

How the small guy can fend off big biz encroachment

Louis Roberts couldn’t believe it. Did his largest account really just award the $60,000…

By Bridget McCrea

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Hanging Tough

Wilhelmina Bell-Taylor overcame cancer to launch a successful business

At age 19, Wilhelmina Bell-Taylor was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease. In the decade that…

By Phaedra Brotherton

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Long-Term Bunker

Louis A. Holland thinks more turbulence is ahead: The right time for long-term holdings with potential

Louis A. Holland is hunkering down. The 34-year money management veteran feels a volatile…

By James A. Anderson

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Investing Basics For Kids

Can you help me find information that will provide guidelines for parents to…

By Matthew S. Scott

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Down Payment Help

The Nehemiah Program offers mortgage assistance for new home buyers

Last year, Tanya Power, a 26-year-old executive assistant with INVESCO Retirement Inc. in…

By Nicole Graves

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Convertibles Make The Difference

Tracy Maitland's convertible securities strategy lessened market risk

Last year, BLACK ENTERPRISE took a look at convertible securities with Tracy V. Maitland,…

By Matthew S. Scott

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Wrestling With The Bear

Black fund managers are adjusting their strategies for the long haul

For awhile, it looked like black-owned mutual fund companies were fighting off the full…

By Nicole Halsey

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You Can Take It With You

Clubs that let the stocks travel with individual owners

No partnership agreement. No pooled monthly contributions. No shared brokerage account. No tax ID…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Equality Through Equities

African Americans turning to stocks to build wealth

Despite war, recession, and a bear market, African Americans continued to invest sin…

By Daniel R. Brown

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Jackson Remains

Amid resignation rumors, Rev. Jesse Jackson (pictured above) has released a statement asserting…

By Daniel R. Brown

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Raising Roofs Or Just Hopes?

Bush vows to close home ownership gap but many are skeptical

In an effort to gain the support of minority voters, President George W. Bush…

By Daniel R. Brown

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Stepping Up

Stanley O'Neal to take the helm at troubled Merrill Lynch

The Merrill Lynch board of directors elected E. Stanley O’Neal, currently the firm’s president…

By Alan Hughes

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Keep Fit For Free

Personal Training Advice on the Web

Personal training sessions can put a serious dent in one’s bank account. For…

By Christina Morgan

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Bboc And Fsb To Merge

More deals within black banking community are possible

Boston Bank of Commerce (BBoC; No. 6 on the BE BANKS list with $262…

By Cliff Hocker

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