My Moment Of Truth

By Caroline V. Clarke, Wynton Marsalis by Sonja D. Brown

We all have them. Those moments that fundamentally change us. We may not always recognize…

By Caroline Clarke

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Can’t We All Just Get Along?

Reaching détente in the age of corporate diversity requires reaching across enemy lines of race and gender

A hush fell over the room as one by one, nine out of the…

By Ancella B. Livers

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Does Your Company Discriminate?

Yes, some companies do mistreat employees. Here's what you need to know to protect yourself or, if necessary, take action.

Before landing a position as a salesman at xerox, Frank Warren says he was…

By Curtis Simmons

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10 Keys To Financing Your home

Everything you need to know when you shop for a home

It’s important to understand financial terms so you can secure the best deal possible.…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Black Men Can’t Coach?

While The Ncaa Considers Changing Its Game Plan, Many Black Football Head-Coaching Candidates Remain On The Bench

In early may, the University of Alabama had an opportunity to make history by…

By Alan Hughes

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Maintaining A No-Debt Lifestyle

Linda Clayton may have to suppress her fears about debt to increase her fortunes

Linda Clayton hates being in debt. Her fear of debt is such that she…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash

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Two’s Better

They are winning Pro Tour tournaments worldwide, but the Odyssey’s 2-Ball Putter has…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Pleasure Property

An exclusive getaway in the Dominican Republic

Even the most disciplined golfer may have trouble concentrating on Punta Cana’s 18-hole…

By Walter Greene

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Fashion Essentials

Berne Anderson opens shop

Berne Anderson wants to start a fashion revolution, bagging the trends and getting…

By Sonia Alleyne

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What’s The Deal?

Q: What does it mean when a house has “failed to appraise” when…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Good Neighbors

Are you willing to live in an association-governed community?

Covenant police, residential private government, and bullies. These are just a few of the…

By Lee Anna Jackson

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Who’s Your Agent?

When buying insurance, you've got options

Within a year, insurance for Umana and Dawn Essien’s home, health, and car in…

By Linda S. Lawson

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One Dad’s Mission

Q: I [want] to launch an online publication [that focuses] on black fathers.…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Nothing But the Truth

Style maven and life coach Harriette Cole keeps it real

Harriette Cole practices what she preaches in her latest book, Choosing Truth: Living an Authentic…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Be Selfish: Serve Others

Generosity does more than improve your world -- it makes you feel better

It’s one of the basic laws of nature: Give and you shall receive. It’s…

By Caroline Clarke

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Make Ready

Q: I am a management and finance major graduating this year. I have…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Watch Your Language!

Say what you mean, not what you're feelin'

Labor specialists agree that while most job candidates tend arduously to minute details…

By Kim Jack Riley

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I’m Leaving The Business

An employee who exits your company may also quit the industry

You’ve heard it before — it’s cheaper to keep them. Simply put, it costs…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Mobile Vacations

Q: I’ll be taking a working “vacation” soon and want to stay connected…

By Dale Coachman

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Hard Disk To Go

For years now, the world has been saying floppy disks are, well, passé.…

By Dale Coachman

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Waste Matters

Afro-German engineer develops recycling machine

The Technology Center, a sparkling structure of glass shaped like a sloping cylinder, is…

By Gyavira Lasana

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Stop Pop-Up Pests And Spyware

E-mail and newsgroup spam are annoying, but at least they file neatly into your…

By Rebecca Frances Rohan

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A Space-Age Idea

First black woman astronaut looking to market NASA technology

NASA’s first African American female astronaut, Dr. Mae Jemison, has turned her career…

By Tanisha A. Sykes

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Timing The Economy

Q: For the past four months, I have been trying to start a…

By Alan Hughes

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Technically Marketing

This entrepreneur used his IT background to give his business an edge

One of his first experiences with computers came when he was given a…

By Zakiyyah El-Amin

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Minority Business Opportunities

Resource Portal rates IBM and DoD best for multicultural firms

The IBM Corp. and the Department of Defense (DoD) are the top organizations when…

By Bridget McCrea

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Taking It To The Next Level

Growing your business doesn't have to be a pain

In 1999, Teresa Norton came to a crossroads: turn away customers or expand her…

By Denise O'Berry

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Building A Growing Business

Ryce followed her father's footsteps into the construction trade

Willie Roberson had wanted a son — to the extent that when Sundra Ryce…

By Nicole Lewis

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What Is Cash?

Q: I am a beginning investor and I understand the concept of having…

By Matthew S. Scott

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Short And Sweet

Short-term government bond funds are a relatively safe entrée in today's market

The past three years have proven that investors, young and old, need to have…

By James A. Anderson

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A Mixed Picture Of Growth

Perry Cabean's focus on economic trends couldn't produce picture-perfect gains

When money manager Perry Cabean weighed in with his Private Screening picks last…

By Matthew S. Scott

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Write It Off Right

Gail Penha is a home-based business owner who takes the proper deductions

Gail Penha, owner of Gap Enterprises Natural Solutions in Ellicot City, Maryland (www.gapnaturalsolu tions.com),…

By Lee Anna Jackson

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Protecting Your Nest Egg

Linda Peterson didn't allow her retirement to be downsized with her job

When Linda Peterson, a 27-year veteran account executive for the Los Angeles Times, received…

By Carmen Brown

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Separate But Equal?

Less diversity means fewer resources for black students

A recent study by the Harvard University Civil Rights Project reports that minority…

By Aisha I. Jefferson

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Black Leadership: The Next Generation

As today's leaders grow older, who will our future leaders be?

On May 15, the National Urban League (NUL) appointed Marc H. Morial its new…

By Cliff Hocker

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And The Children Will Teach

By introducing her daughter to investing, Ann McNeill has created a budding financial guru

At age 15, Ionnie McNeill is a shrewd investor. Before she was old enough…

By Lisa Armstrong

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A Commercial Success

Ann Fudge takes the helm as the first African American to head a major advertising agency

In what many insiders are calling a surprise, Ann Fudge will succeed Michael Dolan…

By Sonia Alleyne

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