A Driving Attraction

If you truly love cars, then these are the events you don't want to miss

At the start of the new year, upward of 32 auto shows will be…

By Sean Drakes

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Saving For A Brighter Day

With less discretionary income, many Americans are wondering how to set aside cash for emergencies. Here are a few tips on how to squeeze the most value out of the money you make.

A lot of money passes through your hands each month. If you earn and…

By Candace Bahr

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A Cure For Health Concerns Insurance

Long-term care insurance provides valuable protection for your family's wealth

They’re not like many thirty-somethings, but Vickie Seabon-Moore and her husband, Kenneth, saw the…

By James A. Anderson

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Perfect Score

Taking The Mystery Out Of Building A-1 Credit

Like many, Lisa Ndiaye filled out an application for her first Visa credit card in…

By Sakina P. Spruell

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Inn Vogue

Running a bed & breakfast is a tough business, but one that can succeed with the right plan

It’s only dawn, but Monique Greenwood and her husband, Glenn Pogue, are already up…

By James A. Anderson

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Anatomy Of A Startup

How top technology exec ken coleman developed a novel software product and used his business network to launch a revolutionary enterprise in silicon valley

Ken Coleman is a man with nothing to prove. The former executive vice president…

By Dale Coachman

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Network Marketing Or Pyramid Scheme?

Often considered a road to riches, direct selling can lead to financial disaster without the proper research. Consider these tips before you sign up.

Whether it’s lack of sales experience or bad luck, many people fail at network marketing,…

By Wendy Harris

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The Black Vote

Where Should It Go?

When African American voters–and the rest of the electorate–go to the polls on Nov.…

By David C. Ruffin

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Reassessing Risk

Virna Dolmo is learning to invest more aggressively to reach her financial goals

Virna Dolmo can recall attending New York’s Lehman College in the mid-1990s and being…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Connections For Business

Through his professional network, hamet watt strengthens his business and helps others along the way

Hamet Watt has always had a passion for entrepreneurship. He has held down a…

By Matthew S. Scott

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Books to Treasure

Kerrie Cotton Williams celebrates a literary history

What inspired African American authors to write in the 20th century is the…

By Sean Drakes

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For the Shirt Savvy

Angie Ridgeway demonstrates a perfect fit

The dress shirt is the staple of every man’s wardrobe. It’s the foundation…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Make it Milwaukee

Mark Thomas offers more than a good brew

Mention the city of Milwaukee and thoughts often turn to beer. But there’s more…

By Maureen Jenkins

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Southern State of Mind

Georgia offers a warm greeting and cultural treasures

When discovering why Georgia is so hard to shake from the mind, it’s best…

By Patricia Jacobs

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Ride Out

Derek Reed pushes the limits on a Harley

Derek Reed maintains a four-point blueprint for a successful business: make a plan,…

By Jermine Benton

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Bad Car Deal

Q: I recently purchased a new 2004 Nissan Xterra. I put $400 down,…

By Tanisha A. Sykes

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On The Defense

Driving classes could lower your insurance rates

It’s Friday afternoon. You have the whole weekend ahead of you, so you’re…

By Stephanie Young

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The Business Traveler

Taking advantage of bargains on the road

Many professionals who routinely travel for their jobs (five or more times a year)…

By Lee Anna Jackson

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New Me

Q: I was employed by the U.S. Postal Service for 16 years and…

By Tanisha A. Sykes

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Knocked Down By Life?

It's time to get up again

It’s true that when life knocks you down, you’ve got to get back up,…

By Tanisha A. Sykes

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Back In The Day

Living in the past could stunt your future

Here you the star athlete in high school and college and maybe you even…

By Tanisha A. Sykes

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Life After Death

Despite losing her son, Clementina Chery built a foundation of love and hope

On Dec. 19, 1993, Clementina Chery was a stay-at-home mom raising three children in…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Rising To The Top

Donald Riley doesn't allow physical limitations to stop his aspirations

Donald “DJ” Riley was a teen when he had to stop using crutches…

By Tanisha A. Sykes

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Not Really Ready For His Close-Up

Q: With an undergraduate degree in film and a concentration in film production,…

By Sonia Alleyne

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One Final Note

Why your last impression is as important as your first

You made a favorable first impression by following all the rules: being punctual,…

By Erin Straker

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Sending the Right Messages

How to make staff meetings more effective

Every first Tuesday at 9 a.m., Maria Tajil Battle, senior vice president of public…

By Carla Thompson

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A Guardian Of History

This archivist's job is steeped in black genealogy

Name: Brenda S. Banks
Age: 54
Occupation: Deputy Director, Georgia Archives,
a division of the office of…

By Sean Drakes

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Let It Burn

Q: I want to burn DVDs, but my computer did not come with…

By Dale Coachman

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Suspended Animation

New technology lets you take your PC anywherevirtually

Sometime in the near future you may be able to leave your computer…

By Rebecca Frances Rohan

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Head Of The Class

Multitasking made easy

All-in-one desktop solutions have come a long way since the days of large,…

By Dale Coachman

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Broadband Deluxe

High-speed firms take the stress out of networking

This might be the year the technologically timid have been waiting for. Broadband…

By Rebecca Frances Rohan

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Keeping It Together

Maryland family's home is a hub of tech activity

Hollins and Diana Riley and their three children may not stand on the steps…

By Rebecca Frances Rohan

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In A Snap!

Fuji offers new photo options

Whether you’re a one-man shop or a BE 100S firm, you likely share…

By Dale Coachman

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It’s Alive!

New software lets you play Dr. Frankenstein

Peter Plantec has come one step closer to mastering artificial intelligence. His book,…

By Schuyler K. Esprit

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Hands-On Experience

Tech exec rolls up his sleeves to tackle homeland security

From his office window, Darryl B. Moody has a clear view of the Pentagon.…

By Bridget McCrea

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Feast Or Famine

Q: I produce T-shirts by creating heat transfer designs, and the business has…

By Alan Hughes

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Microloans Face Budgetary Ax

SBA's micro lending program to lose federal funding in 2005

When Pearlie Green of Chicago wanted to open a catering business in 1992,…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Going The Extra Mile

Companies focus on the very reasonthey're in business -- their customers

Cheryl Hudson-Jackson believes many women dread buying intimate apparel, particularly those with full-figured bodies.…

By Bridget McCrea

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Family Ties

Father and sons create flooring enterprise

Franklin Shanklin Sr. has always dreamed of starting a family-owned business. So it came…

By Zakiyyah El-Amin

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Hiring The Right People To Rep Your Products

Here are some tips on finding the bestsalesperson or distributor for your business

You have just entered the market with a great new product to offer. But…

By Robert Janis

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Raising The Roof

Cincinnati realtor undaunted by race riots

When executive Roosevelt Barnes launched his real estate business three years ago, Cincinnati residents…

By Glenn Townes

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Invest For College In College?

Q: I am a 19-year-old, male college freshman and I wonder if I…

By Matthew S. Scott

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First-Time Investor

Where should you put your money straight out of college?

Derrick J. Thomas, a 22-year-old senior at Florida A&M University, has been contemplating what…

By Erin Straker

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Delightful Dividends

Funds that focus on companies that share profits with shareholders are smart investments

This past summer, Alan Greenspan set off a rise in interest rates that many…

By James A. Anderson

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Tech Stock Knockout

Anthony Johnson's technology-focused selections need an upgrade

In spite of what continues to be a slowdown in the technology sector, Anthony…

By Rhonda Reynolds

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Small Caps, Big Value

Henry Jackson of Banneker Capital Management relies on the strength of undervalued small firms

Henry O. Jackson’s minority-owned firm, Banneker Capital Management, is right where he wants it…

By James A. Anderson

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Credit Use Strangles Wealth

African American debt is increasing faster than income

America is a nation propped up on credit card debt, and data collected by…

By Aissatou Sidime

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Is a condo right for you?

A home doesn't have to be a house -- it can be an apartment, too

These days, many renters have decided to purchase residences of their own. But with…

By Sonya Kimble-Ellis

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Home Improvement

Black homeownership is up, but at what cost?

Mortgage lending to African Americans is on the rise, up 15% in 2003…

By Malik Singleton

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Romar Group Newest Nascar Licensee

The Romar Group Inc., one of the country’s largest black-owned apparel company, has…

By Nicole Marie Richardson

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Atlanta Life to Manage MetLife Assets

The nation’s largest African American-owned, privately-held stock insurance company and one of the…

By Aisha I. Jefferson

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Learning FromThe Past

A reverence for its past is revitalizing a very needy downtown Cincinnati. In…

By Hanibal Tabu

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CSFB Repositions Top Exec

A management shake-up at Credit Suisse First Boston, one of the nation’s biggest…

By K. Terrell Reed

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Powerhouse Tech Companies Merge

Top black banks and advertising agencies have achieved growth by acquiring one another,…

By Cliff Hocker

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Clarence Otis Named CEO of Darden Restaurants

Clarence Otis Jr., 48, has served up successful strategies for nine years at…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Former Mayor

Indicted For Fraud

By Hamil R. Harris
A federal grand jury has indicted former Atlanta Mayor Bill Campbell,…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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