Ghettopoly: No! Pimp Juice: Yes?

Board game's Asian creator says he followed the lead of African Americans who profit from the denigration of black culture

Ghettopoly or Pimp Juice. Which is more offensive? Some critics argue both, while…

By Joyce Jones

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A Spring Affair

How color can enhance your business wardrobe

What’s buzzing this spring? Color–and lots of it. After a harsh winter and…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Living Well With The Money You Have

Author and syndicated columnist offers straight forward financial advice for people looking to take control of their money

Think about the word asset. What exactly does it mean? An asset is an…

By Michelle Singletary

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Holding Her Ground

They huffed and puffed, but developers could not blow down Edith Younger-Huff's business

The chill of fall swept through New Brunswick, New Jersey, and Edith Younger-Huff quickly…

By Sakina P. Spruell

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Corporate Cues

Top Executives Explain Four Business Practicesto Better Position You For Success In The Workplace

It’s the post-new economy era. So what does that mean for today’s job seekers…

By Siobhan Leftwich

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Using Real Estate To Build Wealth

Here are three ways your home can increase your net worth

With additional reporting from Carl Unegbu & Aissatou Sidime
When Marceline Alburg refinanced her two-family…

By Matthew S. Scott

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Increasing Earning Power Through Education

The Richardsons have a financial curriculum that includes advanced degrees and greater investments

Rafael and Janice Richardson of Montgomery, Alabama, have dedicated their lives to education. The…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Sweet Savings

Albert & Tamara Sweets Put Together A Money-Managing

By Nicole Lewis
Albert Sweets, 36, got his first real lesson in financial planning when…

By Nicole Lewis

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Tobacco Toasts

Israel Capellan's cigars carry on a family tradition

Each man’s [tobacco] preference is the only standard for him,” wrote Mark Twain…

By Joseph Dumas

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Bet On Las Vegas

L.J. Piernas enjoys much more than gaming

J. Piernas came to Las Vegas seven years ago from the Bay Area as…

By T. R. Witcher

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Here’s To The Good Life

Touring the Italian wine country

In Italy, people will tell you that they take more time for life.…

By Joseph Dumas

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No Sour Grapes

Lesvia Castro is sweet on sangria

“Eight hundred Frenchmen can’t be wrong,” Lesvia Castro exclaims with a hearty laugh,…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Credit Madness

Q: My mother has gotten several credit cards in my name and has…

By Tanisha A. Sykes

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Stop Whining And Start Writing!

How to pen effective complaint letters

It’s 5:00 p.m., the thruway is backed up for miles, and you’re trying to…

By Siobhan Leftwich

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The Repo Man Cometh

The real deal on vehicle repossessions

With loan terms being extended and monthly car notes increasing, many already overextended consumers…

By Lee Anna Jackson

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Never Too Late

I’m a 37-year-old single mother still struggling to get myself together. I was…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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What Are You Leaving Behind?

Taking care through your words, thoughts and deeds

“I would like my life to say, to all who paid attention, that…

By Caroline Clarke

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When Dreams Come True

A generally accepted tenet of the American dream is that a high-quality education…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Lifting, As She Climbs

Prep for Prep prepared Shana Harris for Yale and beyond. Now, she does the same for others.

As a 13-year-old growing up in New York City, Shana Harris, now 29,…

By Keisha Anderson

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Getting Back To I.T.

Q: I have 15 plus years experience in the information technology field. I…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Beyond The Business Card

How to turn business cards into meaningfulpartnerships, alliances, or mentorships

It takes a great deal more than attending events to be successful at networking.…

By Lee Anna Jackson

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Don’t Box Me In

Q: I thought I heard somewhere that there is a “black box” type…

By Dale Coachman

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Don’t Get Burned Online

Hardware or software, a firewall is your first line of defense

In a building, a firewall prevents a fire from quickly burning through, giving…

By Rebecca Frances Rohan

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On Virus Patrol

NAV 2004 takes the guesswork out of PC protection

Norton is one of the two big names in antivirus protection, so you probably…

By Rebecca Frances Rohan

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Intruder Alert

Tech company provides big-business protection for small firms

Call it ADT for your PC. With the development of SpiderISA, Richard J.B. Campbell,…

By Sakina P. Spruell

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Capital Matters

Q:Can you tell me what’s the best source of financing for a startup…

By Alan Hughes

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The Power Of Property

This entrepreneur used real estate to finance his business

When 34-year-old Greg King launched his marketing firm in 2000, he named it…

By Robert Janis

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Taking It Off Court

Arbitration can be a cost-effective way to settle disputes

A growing number of companies are turning to alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods such…

By Nicole Lewis

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Hitting The High Note

Marcus Johnson is laying down the tracks to success

Enjoying an Earth, Wind & Fire concert when he was only 9 years old,…

By Demetria Lucas

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Buying Apartment Buildings

Q: I would like to get into real estate. Where can I find…

By Matthew S. Scott

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Opportunities For Investors

Try these strategies to make money through real estate investments

Looking for a great financial opportunity? Consider real estate. Real estate investments have…

By Lisa Armstrong

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A Stock Picker’s Market

Money manager Clifford Mpare reaps the rewards of his wise selections

Last year was very good for us,” exclaims Clifford D. Mpare, managing director…

By Rhonda Reynolds

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Looking Toward Expansion

Barbara Bowles of The Kenwood Group is positioning her portfolio for growth

There are indications that the current administration’s economic policies have finally begun to lift…

By James A. Anderson

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Blaylock Enters New Territory

Top black-owned investment bank expands into asset management arena with acquisition of Abacus Financial Group

Blaylock & Partners L.P., a New York City-based investment banking and research firm,…

By Melissa S. Monroe

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Clock Running Down On Nation’s Oldest Black Bank

Consolidated Bank & Trust Co. faces pressure to restore profitability and financial soundness

A deadline set by banking regulators has the 100-year-old Consolidated Bank & Trust Co.…

By Cliff Hocker

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Resetting Priorities

The Rooks family has adjusted their portfolio for better earnings

Until recently, 35-year-old Michelle Rooks, a mortgage banker at Wells Fargo in Minneapolis, had…

By Sakina P. Spruell

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Network Television Blackout

Jobs in television industry still out of reach for African Americans

From Tracy Morgan to Whoopi Goldberg and Queen Latifah, more African Americans are…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Radio One to Acquire Station

Lanham, Maryland-based Radio One Inc. (No. 8 on the BE INDUSTRIAL/SERVICE 100 list…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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World Trade Recovery

Black CPA firm snares post-9/11 contract to help rebuild New York's Ground Zero area

It’s been more than two years since the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11,…

By Dahna M. Chandler

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Simmons Gets $140 Million For Clothing Labels

Hip-hop impresario's pockets are 'phatter' with the sale of urban wear clothing line

In a deal that surpasses the sale of his successful rap record label Def…

By Ann Brown

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