50 Best Colleges for African Americans

A solid education, matched with the right opportunities, creates successful collegians. Here are some strategies students should employ as they move from the college campus to the corner office and beyond.

Attending college is a rebirth of sorts. You’re smart, ambitious, young, and for the…

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Blazing New Trails

BLACK ENTERPRISE's Small Business Award recipients continue to break new ground in entrepreneurship

The Allure Of business ownership continues to entice many Americans in light of the…

By Nkechi Olisemeka

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Build A Better Business

New developments in technology and better use of the tried and true will help you take your business to the next level

How does your business look to customers? ARE you still storing client contact information…

By Robert S. Anthony

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Getting on the Road to Financial Freedom

There are several basic steps that anyone can take to reach economic empowerment. Here are three of them.

Debt, according to Lynnette Khalfani, is the single worst four-letter word in the english…

By Lynnette Khalfani-Cox

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Shifting Fortunes

The Pollards, A Husband And Wife Dental Team, Switched To A More Conservative investing Style.

Things could be better … but they could be a lot worse, too. That…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Investing Outside the U.S.

Opportunities in overseas markets can be yours with the guidance of our expert panel of money managers

The United States’ economic recovery, which seemed to be a foregone conclusion in the…

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Favorite Son

Barack Obama, America's latest political star, is expected to become the next black U.S. senator. Could his victory put him on the path to the White

By Kenneth Meeks
He gave the speech of his life. With grace and confidence, a…

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Budgeting With Military Precision

The Fergusons Have Armed Themselves With A Long-Term Strategy For Running Their Finances

Aaron And Melanie Ferguson have taken solid steps toward building the $1 million retirement…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash

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Surviving Self-Employment

Ellen Hendrix Confronts What It's Really Like To Make It On Your Own

In late spring of 2002, Ellen Hendrix lost her job. A video editor at…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Leather Bound

Jim Metellus on preserving a fashionable fabric

Unlike mohair and go-go boots, some fashion looks never go out of style…

By Maureen Jenkins

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By The Time You Get To Phoenix

Michael Kelly shows off his town

Phoenix is in many ways still the wide-open West for African Americans, says Michael…

By Maureen Jenkins

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FEELING AT HOME

A couple in Umbria offers an intimate Italian experience

Tuscany’s trademark rolling hills and laid-back lifestyle represent the Italy that weary souls…

By Maureen Jenkins

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The Doll Maker

Cozbi Cabrera breaks the mold

Her one-of-a-kind creations are made of cloth detailed with beading, paint, and hand-rolled…

By Sonia Alleyne

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The Next Antwone Fisher?

Q: I am a 19-year-old sailor in the U.S. Navy. I have been…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Work It Out!

Great physical health leads to mental well-being

Tanika Ray leads a rigorous work life that includes hosting the Lifetime channel’s…

By Feona Sharhran Huff

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Can You Help Me?

Asking for assistance isn't always easy,but doing so can help you reach another level

Think of a time when you wanted to do more with your life, but…

By Feona Sharhran Huff

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Be A Good Politician

Developing strong campaign skills can bring you rewards in any arena

They called him Mr. Politician. He fluttered around the office like a bee to…

By Lee Anna Jackson

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Clean Up Your Act!

Personal hygiene can hamper or help your success

After completing a lecture on business social skills, Hadiyah Dansby Davis graciously stepped…

By Kimberly Hamilton-Wright

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Work-At-Home Scheme

Q: I was ripped off by a work-at-home business, but when I tried…

By Tanisha A. Sykes

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Before You Sign On The Dotted Line …

Check the company's credentials with online resources

When attorney Michelle Phillips moved from Columbia, Maryland, to Dallas last November, she didn’t…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Giving Back

Making wise decisions for your charitable donations

Americans donated an estimated $240.72 billion in charitable contributions last year, according to Giving…

By Lee Anna Jackson

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Car Buying 101

Buying a new car in a few simple steps

All too often, many of us go to the dealer with the idea that…

By Lee Anna Jackson

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Class Work

I am working on my master’s in adult education and distance learning. For…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Getting To And Through The First Job

Strategic planning can make you more successful and confident as a young professional

By the time they’ve graduated college, most students have spent almost two decades…

By Nkechi Olisemeka

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Looking At It Another Way

Recovering from past career mistakes is possible

Relying on his intellect, charisma, and self-admitted arrogance, Eric Callahan was making between $7,000…

By Lee Anna Jackson

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Back It Up

Q: I’m looking for a backup and storage solution for my small business…

By Dale Coachman

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Being Big Brother

Shh spy tool helps you snoop undetected

With Spector Spyware for Mac, it is now easy to track the computer…

By Schuyler K. Esprit

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Parlez-Vous E-Commerce?

Here's how to give your Website international appeal

Your Website may be popular, but if you’re not reaching out to foreign customers,…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Taking Technologycurbside And Beyond

Wyndham's tech guru speeds things up so clients can slow down and relax

There are no long check-in lines snaking through the lobby of Wyndham International Inc.’s…

By Bridget McCrea

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Inside Or Out?

Q: I started a business not too long ago, and I was wondering…

By Alan Hughes

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Upping Theminimum Wage

Small business bust or low-income boost?

Businesses surviving on slim profit margins have another uncertainty to factor in to…

By Cliff Hocker

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School Is In For Entrepreneurs

Continuing education courses abound. Here's how to pick the right one.

Judi Henderson-Townsend is in a business where role models and industry associations are hard…

By Bridget McCrea

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Interiors By Design

How one woman went from handling direct mail to designing home interiors

When Dennese Guadeloupe Rojas was laid off from her production position at a direct…

By Virginia Meyers Kelly

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Man With The Golden Touch

From creating album covers to producing commercial ads,a St. Louis designer's skills are in demand

Darrick Lee Warfield is honing his natural talents into a leading creative service…

By Demetria Lucas

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Seeking Greater Yields

Q: I currently invest 10% of my salary in my 401(k) plan and…

By Matthew S. Scott

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The Need For Separate Accounts

Business owners and independent contractors need more than a personal bank account

When Margo Davidson started her sole proprietorship, Davidson & Company Marketing, in 1998, she…

By Erin Straker

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Asia Rising

Growth abounds as manufacturing and high-tech jobs shift to China and India

There are two emerging heavyweight world economies: China and India. Together, the two are…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Financially Sound

Robert McMillan of Standard & Poor's analyzes some banked profits in the financial sector

When Standard & Poor’s analyst Robert McMillan agreed to provide BLACK ENTERPRISE with an…

By Rhonda Reynolds

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Revamping A Retirement Plan

For 23 years Calvin and Jacqueline McGahee’s marriage has been a wonderful ride. They…

By Carmen Brown

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Black Investment Trends

Report ranks what buyers care most about

The stock market is one of America’s greatest wealth-building engines. However, Carla A.…

By Nkechi Olisemeka

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7(A) Program Restored

Following months of debate between congressional supporters of the Bush administration and bipartisan…

By Joyce Jones

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Nielsen’s Critics Don’t Count

Thanks to a June court victory, Nielsen Media Research is continuing to replace…

By K. Terrell Reed

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Every Vote Counts But Will Every Vote Be Counted?

Will the parties protect or reject black votes?

Determined not to have a repeat of the 2000 presidential election, civil rights groups,…

By Hamil R. Harris

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Former B.E. 100s Ceo Convicted

Jury finds Nathan A. Chapman guilty on 23 fraud counts

Former star investment banker Nathan A. Chapman, who started the country’s first black-controlled, publicly…

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