Managing Your Student Loan Debt

With the right approach, paying for college can be less of a burden

It’s no secret that higher education costs are on the rise. Over the last…

By Christina Morgan

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Fix Your Finances Now

After three of the worst years for investors, we offer guidance from top financial advisors

If investors ever needed solid advice, they need it now. As the stock market…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Funds That Rev Up Your Portfolio

Our list of 90 top-performing vehicles can help steer you to a promising financial future

Just when mutual fund investors thought that things couldn’t get any worse—they did! In…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Employment Opportunities

Downsized professionals seek new career options For additional information on this feature, tap into

Tracey Brown never knew that a pink slip would turn into her ticket to…

By Cliff Hocker

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Gender Gap

Alexis Herman discusses equal pay for women, offers advice about moving up the corporate ladder

Former U.S. Labor Secretary Alexis Herman sat down with blackenterprise.com editor Latif Lewis to…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Education

Supreme Court ruling on University of Michigan case could impact education for years to come

On April 1, the united states supreme court will hear arguments in one of…

By Joyce Jones

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This Tax Cut May Pay Dividends

How The Bush Stimulus Plan Could Impact Your Wallet

President George W. Bush is back for round two. His 2001 tax cut, which…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Hot To Trot

April showers reign on performance, style, and thunder as Steve Saleen and Ford introduce the…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Southern Exposure

High style adventure in South Africa

“Don’t bother to hold on. There is nothing to hold on to, and…

By Walter Greene

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Quilt Trip

A doctor's Rx is in cultural expression

“Oh, my goodness, I’ve felt that way,” exclaims an onlooker to “Bamboozled: Brothers…

By Cheryl Ann Wadlington

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Debt Crisis

Q: I’m a 22-year-old college student who has racked up almost $8,000 in…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Car Notes

Auto Website gives you more than quotes

www.autoinsuranceguru.com offers premium prices for car insurance, but even more useful is the…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Is It Time To Get Serviced?

Minding your checkups can save time, money, and your vehicle

Dan Sam, a personal trainer and student who lives in Brooklyn, New York,…

By Christina Morgan

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Smart Traction

Finding the best tires for your car

Astonishingly, of the 800 million tires that roll daily to various destinations, 80 million…

By Linda S. Lawson

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A Dream Or A Goal?

Q: I have the reasons to save and invest, but lack the will…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Going Through Changes

Face it: Change is unavoidable. Take control of yourself so that the changes don't control you.

George Alexander has just realized a dream that many share: He is a published…

By Caroline Clarke

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Guitar Man

His instruments have resounding curves

Sherwood T. “Woody” Phifer
AGE: 42
OCCUPATION: Luthier
LOCATION: Garnerville, New York
DUTIES: Designs and crafts guitars and…

By Sonia Alleyne

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How Accountable?

Q: I am a first-year graduate student at Roosevelt University in Chicago, working…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Leading By Direction, Not Dictation

A new role for today's mentor

In 1993, Berthenia A. Harmon left a lucrative position she held for six years…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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See Me Speak

Q: The new camera phones are really hot. Do you think it’s wise…

By Dale Coachman

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Too Much Money?

If you have the time and the inclination to tackle all aspects of…

By Dale Coachman

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A Need For Speed

Key chain drives pack power (and data) in a tiny form

If time is money, there is good reason to consider hassle-free key chain drives,…

By Rebecca Frances Rohan

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When Good Hosts Go Bad

Website down again? Here's how to avoid e-business nightmares.

In today’s business world, an Internet presence is almost as important as having a…

By Tischelle George

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Business Planning

Q: I want to start a business, and I know one of the…

By Alan Hughes

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Taking It To The Streets

Urban marketing firm benefits from rise in minority spending

Carl Washington and Damon Haley saw the growing spending power of minority groups…

By Holly Aguirre

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Federal Agencies To Dismantle Contract Bundling

President demands reform aimed at boosting competition among small businesses

For several years, small and minority-owned businesses have struggled to get their fair share…

By Joyce Jones

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Twin Tailors

These brothers are designing their venture stitch by stitch

With a love of fashion kindled during their youth, twin brothers Ronald and Rony…

By Demetria Lucas

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Choosing An Advisor

Q: I would like to find information on how to select a financial…

By Matthew S. Scott

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Emerging Markets Hit The Wall

Nathan Lewis' minority-owned or managed companies has setbacks

Following trends within the minority community was the focus of Nathan L. Lewis,…

By Matthew S. Scott

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Contrary To Popular Opinion

In the stock market, Hamilton Lewis likes to take a different route

Houston money manager Hamilton Lewis doesn’t necessarily advocate going with the crowd. Instead, he…

By James A. Anderson

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Reviewing 22 Stocks From 2002

Our stock portfolios weathered a rough market to do quite well

At the beginning of 2002, BLACK ENTERPRISE sifted through large and small companies and…

By James A. Anderson

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A Dream Of A Home

The AmeriDream Charity gives the gift of down payments

Once Elgie and Gail Johnson could no longer bear the 45-minute commute from their…

By Aissatou Sidime

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Stock Market Forecast

Blackenterprise.com readers predict long-term recovery, not convinced about economic stimulus plan

With mixed signals about the U.S. economy, a yo-yo stock market, a stagnant…

By Latif Lewis

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Tom Joyner expands his REACH

Radio personality Tom Joyner (pictured above) and network executive David Kantor have partnered…

By Alan Hughes

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Musicians Get Vocal

Coalition looking to fight for artists' rights

While the recording industry continues to reel from a sales slump caused by sluggish…

By Cliff Hocker

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A New Rival For Bet?

Radio One, Comcast to launch black-oriented cable channel

Broadcast company Radio One Inc. and cable giant Comcast Corp. are joining forces to…

By K. Terrell Reed

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Adopting A Wealthy Attitude

Robert Jones has embraced the idea of acquiring wealth. Now he must take concrete steps.

Robert Jones, a 34-year-old tax auditor for the Cook County Department of Revenue in…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Stimulus: Take Two

Will President Bush's new plan boost the sluggish economy?

It would be foolhardy to expect Democrats and Republicans to agree on how best…

By Joyce Jones

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