The Afro-Latino Connection

Can this group be the bridge to a broadbased black-Hispanic alliance?

Cid Wilson had his first ugly run-in with racism as a teenager on a…

By Milca Esdaille


Remembering Arthur G. Gaston: A Titan’s First Step

How an unknown coal miner from birmingham, alabama,became the 20th century's preeminent entreprenuer.

The grandson of slaves, born into poverty in 1892 in the Deep South, Arthur George…

By Carol Jenkins

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How To Find Up To $100,000 In Scholarship Aid

Need money for college? These resourceful scholars show how persistence pays with the gift of education.

For as long as Jessica Johnson could remember, she wanted to attend Spelman College.…

By Naeemah Khabir


Managing A Blended Family

By Sheryl Nance-Nash

From the outset, Kofi and Yvette Moyo firmly believed that their union would add…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash


How To Effectively Compete In A Tough Job Market

Getting In Gear For Career Success

The best people don’t get laid off. If you’re good,…

By Sonia Alleyne


When A Man Stands Alone

Kenneth O'Mard faces the challenge of managing property, controlling finances, and raising children

Like many single parents, Kenneth O’Mard, 28, is trying to make ends meet. The…

By Lisa Armstrong


Penny-Pinching Power

Candace Lewis is proving that saving on consumer purchases can be satisfying

These days, just about everyone is looking to “make a dollar out of 15…

By Sakina P. Spruell


Denver Nuggets

Wil Alston's City Highs

At 5,280 feet above sea level, Denver is one of the flattest cities in…

By Sonia Alleyne


Journey To Southeast Asia

A taste of Thailand

Thailand is a feast for the senses, and yours will be fully indulged starting…

By Patricia Jacobs


Surfing The Slopes

Avid snowboarder lives for downhill adventures

“It is an exhilarating experience [that] requires speed, skill, and coordination–and the scenery…

By Christina Morgan


Trusting Credit Counselors

I am currently filling out an application form for a [credit counseling] agency…

By Tanisha A. Sykes


Going Once, Going Twice

Online auctions offer great deals

To shop for new and used products at a price you can command,…

By Raelyn C. Johnson


Legal Ease?

Do-it-yourself lawyering is not for everyone

Cheryl Collins-McLemore is only 37 years of age, but she’s already considering her mortality.…

By Leslie E. Royal


Trusting Your Instincts

Crystal Winslow followed her heart to become an author

What do you want to be when you grow up? It’s the proverbial question…

By Keisha Anderson


Law Schooling

I am a 21-year-old woman with a strong interest in entertainment law. I…

By Sonia Alleyne


Plugging In

Networking skills that promise success

Every job I’ve ever been hired for I’ve gotten because an associate told me…

By Lee Anna Jackson


Web Still Rules

I know I am probably a little late to the game, but I…

By Dale Coachman


Turn Back The Hands Of Time

Travel to the past with Windows' System Restore

Superman had to fly backward around the earth super fast to reverse time…

By Rebecca Frances Rohan


Hide And Click

Optio S4 is small but powerful

Don’t be fooled by its small size–the Pentax Optio S4 packs a mean…

By Dale Coachman


Judge, Jury, And Spam Executioner

Tech exec sets his sights on fighting e-mail menaces

When Paul Q. Judge left Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in 1995, he was on his…

By Anthony Calypso


Finding Funding

My partner and I are trying to start our own business, but we…

By Alan Hughes


Herbal Remedies

Couple looks to make bad hair days a thing of the past

For Stephanie Suthers, making herbal products runs in her blood, so when she…

By Nicole Lewis


Turning Receivables Into Received

Don't let your collections process fall through the cracks

Last July, Shirley Frazier’s firm made a business development presentation that was highly praised…

By Bridget McCrea


The Look Of Fashion

With a splash of paint and a vision, four friends became entrepreneurs

By Zakiyyah El-Amin
Miskeen Originals, a Philadelphia-based manufacturer of hand-painted custom apparel, was launched in…



Taxes On Roth Iras

I’ve heard so many good things about the Roth IRA that I am…

By Matthew S. Scott


Asian Elation!

Pacific Asian funds have turned the corner

If stock markets along the Pacific Coast of Asia are any indication, the region’s…

By James A. Anderson


A Happy Return To Equities

Money manager Derek Batts of Union Heritage relied on price-to-earnings ratios to defeat market volatility

“W e did really well in a rough, rough market,” boasts portfolio manager…

By Rhonda Reynolds


Georgia’s A Peach For Profits

The Malachi Group's Porter Bingham says Georgia companies are ripe for a run

Porter Bingham, president and CEO of The Malachi Group (TMG), believes that focusing on…

By Nicole Lewis


How Do The Mutual Fund Scandals Affect You?

What was once thought a safe investment is now under scrutiny. Here's what matters and why.

For investors like San Jose, California, resident Glenn E. Perkins, the latest mutual fund…

By Melissa S. Monroe


Entrepreneurial Enthusiasm

Black teens see greater job security in owning a business

Having watched their parents and older siblings fall prey to massive job layoffs…

By Carolyn M. Brown


Liz Claiborne Acquires UrbanSportswear Brand Enyce

The ownership of urban sportswear brand Enyce has changed hands. Late last year,…

By Tamara E. Holmes


Race Matters

Studies show race, even black-sounding names, causes doors to shut

It has been sort of a prevalent view of policy makers and the general…

By Marie Evan


Will Mr. Obama Go To Washington?

Illinois state legislator seeks to become only black U.S. senator

In the upcoming months, all eyes will be on the presidential competition. However,…

By Tamara E. Holmes


Hungry For Success

I am a hungry, 26-year-old, African American male. I want to start my…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.


Crowning Moments

Celebrating our achievements, both past and present

We are a black gold mine, and the key that unlocks the door…

By Caroline Clarke


Vanguarde Media Files For Bankruptcy

Savoy, Heart & Soul, and Honey fold due to lack of capital, flawed business strategy

The clock ran out for high-profile Vanguarde Media Inc., publisher of Savoy, Heart &…

By Carolyn M. Brown