Make-Or-Break Leadership Lessons From The Apprentice

Sure, it's "reality" TV. But smart viewers of NBC's hit show learned important rules of business success. Here are four, for starters.

For the last three months, I was among the millions of viewers who tuned in…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Remembering Brown v. Board of Education

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the landmark decision eliminating the separate-but-equal doctrine. This excerpt, from the book All Deliberate Speed, examines the initial resistance by the local, state, and federal governments.

On May 17, 1954, an otherwise uneventful Monday afternoon, 15 months into Dwight D.…

By Charles J. Ogletree Jr.

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Publishing For Profit

Launching a magazine is a risky venture. Navigating the pitfalls requires sufficient advertising, circulation, content -- and a bit of luck.

Dana Powell’s career in publishing began in the early 1990s when her father, Gary,…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Strictly Business Minded

Mikia Potter is relying on real estate investments and entrepreneurial pursuits to reach her early retirement goal.

Mikia Potter has a lofty goal — to retire at age 45. The 26-year-old…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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With Every Beat

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Do you know if you're at risk?

During the final week of exams, as Belinda Jenkins got dressed to go out…

By Keisha Anderson

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MY Favorite Things

These busy executives and entrepreneurs show you how they make the most of their favorite tech tools

There are certain truths that are self-evident. One such truth holds that all men…

By Dale Coachman

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Financially Prepared For Life

Nicole Simpson is giving young people the financial knowledge to handle disasters

Crisis often inspires change. For Nicole Simpson, 33, her brush with death during the…

By Lisa Armstrong

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Party Favors

Preston Bailey offers tips for summer wining and dining

Choosing a floral theme for a summer party can be challenging, but don’t…

By Laura Egodigwe

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Miami Heat

Cy Prince mixes business and pleasurein this Southern hot spot

In the midst of palm-tree lined streets, purple bougainvillea and pink hibiscus, 15-plus…

By Lee Anna Jackson

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Calming The Senses

Relax mode in the Fiji Islands

It’s about time I picked up someone who looks like me!” exclaimed the…

By Patricia Jacobs

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For Every Occasion

Lisa Lenoir's design success is in the cards

Lisa Lenoir always knew that there was an artist inside of her, waiting…

By Maureen Jenkins

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False Arrest

Q: Sometime last summer, I went to a major department store to purchase…

By Tanisha A. Sykes

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Sign Me Up!

Do-not-call list blocks telemarketers' attempts

Several months ago, Roosevelt Leftwich Sr.’s phone used to ring off the hook.…

By Siobhan Leftwich

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Across The Border

Purchasing drugs overseas can come with a price

Tiffany Fletcher has high blood pressure and takes Diovan, a prescription drug, for…

By Leslie E. Royal

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the Incredible shrinking gift card

Fees eat up the value -- at consumer's expense

You’re standing patiently in line at Hollywood Video, new release in hand, envisioning…

By Siobhan Leftwich

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The take-back queen

How to make hassle-free returns

Super shopper Yolanda Shoshana Thomas never passes up a sale. But before she hands…

By Siobhan Leftwich

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Seeking A Lost Son

Q: The Tony Shellman story ["Profiles in Courage," January 2004] really touched me…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Style Over Substance?

Look within to find the real you

“You have to know that your real home is within.”
– Quincy Jones
One of…

By Caroline Clarke

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From place to place

Professor and author breaks free of a dysfunctional foster care system

Theresa Cameron, associate professor of urban planning at Arizona State University, was born in…

By Kimberly Hamilton-Wright

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Honor Your Past

Accomplishments

By Feona Sharhran Huff
Lorita Williams of Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, has experienced her share of…

By Feona Sharhran Huff

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Building blocks of success

Doing the little things will provide a foundation

L’esa Guilian has been working in human resources for more than 15 years.…

By Keisha Anderson

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Marketing Basics

Q: I am close to completing my M.B.A. I have an undergraduate degree…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Go ahead, ask!

Successful interviewing is a two-way strategy

“I wanted to know just as much about them as they wanted to…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Join the Club?

How an affinity group could boost your career goals

Esi Eggleston is the first female African American general manager of the Procter &…

By Milca Esdaille

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How Smart?

Q: I’ve been reading about so-called smart phones for a while now. How…

By Dale Coachman

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Just Flip It

Switch Boxes Save Money and Steps

Want to share phone, modem, fax lines, printers, monitors, keyboards, USB devices and…

By Rebecca Frances Rohan

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Light and easy

Canon i80 makes printing a cinch

Flexibility and portability are the two words that come to mind with Canon’s…

By Dale Coachman

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Office Security 101

Common sense computing advice for employees

Employers who want to get their new staff acquainted with their systems, and…

By Schuyler K. Esprit

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Small device packs big storage

Iomega's Micro Mini lets you store and go

Whether you’re a “clipper” or a “looper,” Iomega’s new Micro Mini lets you…

By Dale Coachman

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Loud and clear

Howard University's radio station goes digital

Howard University’s WHUR (96.3FM) is leading the way to the next big thing:…

By Sakina P. Spruell

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Get It Together

Now Up-to-Date & Contact makes contact management a breeze

Put an end to scribbling phone numbers and appointments on loose sheets of…

By Chana Garcia

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An all-in-one solution

IT-in-a-Box provides flawless support for small offices

EmergeCore Networks’ IT-100 (IT-in-a-Box) is the latest Internet appliance available for small home…

By Leroy Welsh

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Taking a chance on CDs

Media entrepreneurs put a new spin on the tried-and-true

You’ve probably been seeing them for a few years now: those CD-ROM business cards…

By Anthony Calypso

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At the Top of Their Game

Competent and creative, these entrepreneurs are small businesses' elite

Many say small business is the backbone of the U.S. economy. According to the…

By Sonja Mack

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Investingrefinancing Cash

Q: I’m a 44-year-old IT professional earning $70,000 a year. I own a…

By Matthew S. Scott

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Using Investor Relations

The companies you invest in must answer your questions

Have you ever wished you could have access to the same type of…

By Matthew S. Scott

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Be A Stock Detective

Lewis Eakins recommends investigating a company'shealth before you invest

While many investigative companies are trying to catch cheating spouses, Lewis A. Eakins, president…

By Melissa S. Monroe

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A portfolio of pure profit

Drake Craig's search for companies with spic-and-span earnings yielded great results

For Drake J. Craig, principal of ALIC Investment Advisors in Atlanta, the economic recovery…

By Rhonda Reynolds

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Analysis Equals Performance

Charles Payne of Wall Street Strategies uses three critical measures to select winners

When Charles Payne, founder, CEO, and chief analyst of Wall Street Strategies, looks for…

By Nicole Lewis

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Finding The Right Financial Fit

Doreen Tucker had to fine-tune her portfolio to meet her goals

In her 12 years as a human resources professional, Doreen M. Tucker spent much…

By Carmen Brown

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A surge in college enrollment

By Rhonda Reynolds

With the economy still tight, recent college graduates are earning less money than…

By Rhonda Reynolds

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Master P:

There Is A Limit

Percy “Master P” Miller, CEO of New No Limit Enterprises, appears to have…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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The racial divide: campaign finance

Money may be coloring American politics. As African American and Latino organizations gear…

By David C. Ruffin

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Black banks offer huge stock returns

Long shunned by Wall Street, shares of publicly traded African American banks are…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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Baltimore Salutes B.E. Titan

Ten years after his death, Reginald Lewis’ hometown is honoring his legacy by…

By Siobhan Leftwich

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‘Magic’ makes new debit card appear

NBA legend and businessman Earvin “Magic” Johnson has a new endeavor: the MAGICCash…

By Alexis McCombs

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Worst Labor Market For Black Professionals In 25 Years

College-educated African Americans are having a hard time advancing their careers in the…

By Cliff Hocker

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Hip-Hop Couple A Cut Above The Rest

Fashion and hip-hop industry power couple Russell and Kimora Lee Simmons have partnered…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Black Students Among 2004 Rhodes Scholars

The odds against winning one of the coveted Rhodes Scholarships are daunting. Nearly…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Nevada’s Head Medicine Man

He’s no physician, but Lacy L. Thomas can really operate. Fiscally, that is.…

By Damon Hodge

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Historic Black-Owned Firm Suspected of Fraud

Criminal investigators eye Terry Manufacturing for alleged misappropriation of funds following bankruptcy filing

Once the darling company of Roanoke, Alabama, Terry Manufacturing Co. Inc. (No. 74…

By Melissa S. Monroe

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