The Toner Wars

Lexmark sets off a tempest in the toner cartridge business; what does it mean to you?

Late last year, printer giant Lexmark International set off legal fireworks. The Lexington,…

By Anthony Calypso

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She’s The Boss

The women of the B.E. 100s are setting a new standard of excellence -- and changing the face of business

Ten years ago, when BLACK ENTERPRISE unveiled its annual list of the nation’s top,…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Family Business

Bringing family together for a business retreat is the secret to achievinglong-term plans and short-term goals

It took place at a hotel nestled halfway between Kentucky and New York City,…

By Kenneth Meeks

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One Life To Live

Why we need to adopt a proactive approach to better healthcare

It is common knowledge that African Americans are not only at a disproportionately greater…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Choosing A Home That Has Value

How to make sure you profit from life's biggest investment

Five years ago, Chalmus English Sr. lived in a condo. “We had [maintenance] services…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Striving To Recover

After debt and bouts with illness, the Blackman family is rebuilding its financial future

After being diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome in 1995, Christine Blackman was no longer…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash

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Join In The Bacchanalia

A Carnival lover plays Masquerade

“Indicator left … indicator right … indicator left … indicator right.” The lyrics of…

By Walter Greene

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A Superhero’sstory

Rick Christie is a comic crusader

“He is man at his best, but he is also a tragic figure…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Part-Time Purchaser

I am very interested in using my skills as a part-time mystery shopper.…

By Tanisha A. Sykes

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Only For You

Government site has consumer in mind

The Federal Citizen Information Center (800-333-4636; www.pueblo.gsa.gov) is a great site for consumers.…

By Tanisha A. Sykes

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Dressing For Less

Discount designer threads on the Web

When Dwayne Brice, a native of Edmonston, Maryland, began college in the small…

By Christina Morgan

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Not This House!

Fighting racial steering

Many urban neighborhoods throughout the United States, in cities like Boston, Chicago, and New…

By Sonia Alleyne

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I’m Sorry Just Won’t Do

Getting bumped from a hotel should cost it, not you

It was August 2002 and Lula Dukes Chisholm excitedly awaited her family members’ arrival…

By Leslie E. Royal

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Screen Dream

I am an African American woman who has been working in administration for…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Your Life Is More About Choice Than Chance

In an excerpt from her book, Esteemable Acts, Francine Ward tells you how to lead a better life

“At 14, I was a drug-addicted alcoholic; now I’m clean and sober for 23…

By Caroline Clarke

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Not For Free

I am a recent graduate of The University of Tennessee with a B.S.…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Getting The Scoop

Wendy Wheaton talks the talk

AGE: 38
TITLE: President, Wheaton Entertainment Inc. Celebrity Entertainment Reporter/Executive Producer
DUTIES: Securing interviews and…

By Christina Morgan

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I Can’t See You

Getting the most from your off-site staff

Rodney Robinson takes time to visit his 72 employees and talk to them face-to-face,…

By Keisha Anderson

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Finding Tech Groups

I recently viewed the convention calendar and was astonished to see that there…

By Dale Coachman

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More Pod For The Buck

Now you can get more from your iPod than thousands of tunes —…

By Dale Coachman

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Easy As 1-2-3

The Linksys BEFW11S4 EtherFast Wireless-B Access Point + Cable/DSL Router with 4-Port 10/100…

By Alan Hughes

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Centrino: What It’s Got And What It’s Not

To watch Intel commercials, with satisfied Centrino users “unwiring” out of doors, it…

By Rebecca Frances Rohan

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The Hoax Stops Here

The scenario is all too familiar: A friend forwards a letter from a friend…

By Rebecca Frances Rohan

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The Science Man Can

Darryl Lee Baynes takes technology on the road

When the van with the Science Man action figure painted on the door pulls…

By Bridget McCrea

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Rules Of Incorporation

What steps do I have to take to get incorporated, without hiring an…

By Alan Hughes

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Getting Technical

This company used the Internet to survive the telecom slump

Two years ago, things didn’t look good for the husband-wife team of Garth…

By Bridget McCrea

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Are Association Health Plans The Cure?

Bush-backed proposal billed as small business boon

More than 41 million Americans are living without health insurance, many of whom are…

By Joyce Jones

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Uncorking A Growing Business

Winery owner Iris Rideau is savoring the taste of success

After 30 years of business ownership, Iris Rideau looked forward to spending peaceful days…

By Demetria Lucas

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Direct Investment

I have noticed in your magazine various stocks that only seem to get…

By Matthew S. Scott

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Find Jewels In Junk

High-yield bond funds are one way to beat the interest-rate trap

Bond fund investors have been worrying about two things recently: interest rates and the…

By James A. Anderson

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A Green Light On The Economy

Isaac Green's focus on earnings was a winner

A year ago, Isaac H. Green, president and CEO of Durham, North Carolina-based…

By Matthew S. Scott

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Rely On The Revisions

Zacks Investment Research's Trevon Hunt says revised earnings estimates may spell a rally

Does a 22% surge in the Standard & Poor’s 500 during the first part…

By James A. Anderson

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Diversifying For Growth

Lisa Battle is replacing an aggressive investment strategy with a more moderate approach

Like many married women, Lisa Battle let her husband handle the family finances, including…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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An American Dilemma

Black-white relations poll shows a lot of gray areas

W.E.B. DuBois once said, “The problem of the 20th century is the problem…

By Aisha I. Jefferson

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Archway Acquisition

Archway Broadcasting Group, a company formed by a group whose lead partner is…

By Alan Hughes

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Incarceration Rates Fuel Economic Crisis

Funds for black communities dip as prison populations rise

The prison rate of African American males is having a substantial economic impact…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Passing Along Prosperity

By Carmen Brown

As a child, gynocologist Dr. Carey Tucker admired his father’s approach to money management…

By Carmen Brown

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Republicans Courting Black America — Again

As Democrats lose ground with African Americans, GOP looks to step in

With the deteriorating Washington, D.C., home of Frederick Douglass as a backdrop, GOP congressional…

By David C. Ruffin

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