In High Spirits

Shaken, stirred, or on the rocks? These professionals give you a reason to toast.

Whether as part of a celebration, social gathering, or a quiet moment at home,…

By Joseph Dumas

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Long-Distance Funds

Despite the market, these 100 champs will finish strong when other contendersrun out of gas

The bull is back. According to Ibbotson Associates in Chicago, large-company U.S. stocks have…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Investing For Your Security

Social Security reform, market fluctuations, and inflationary pressures mean you've got to take an active role in securing your finances. Our expert panel of money managers tells you what to do with your money now.

Like many Americans, Gina and Lybroan D. James are forming an opinion about President…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Downfall Of A Black Syndication Kingpin

Driven into bankruptcy, The Heritage Networks struggles to regainits footing withoutex-CEO Frank Mercado-Valdes

The Heritage Networks was heralded as the face of black television syndication during the…

By Dahna M. Chandler

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Full-Time Financial Planning

Jennifer Bishop juggles working, earning an advanced degree, and caring for a parent

Jennifer Anne Bishop is a woman who believes in preparation. The 31-year-old policy analyst…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash

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To Sow With Love

Marvin Dunn turned his affinity FOR GARDENING INTO A COMMUNITY PRIDE PROJECT

Marvin Dunn’s interest in horticulture began as a teenager, when his father bought a…

By Nicole Lewis

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If You Have To Ask How Much…

The hottest rides of 2005

Smooth Operator Mercedes-Benz SL65
Packing 604 horses at 5,500 rpm, this rear-wheel drive, five-speed…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Dressing The Man

Bernard Oyama's fashion story

Framed images of Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, and Nat King Cole aptly adorn…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Potted Pleasures

Patricia Carpenter unearths great international designs

“Just don’t call them vases,” laughs Patti Carpenter, president of Continuum Home, a…

By Patricia Jacobs

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Student Loan Blues

Q: Twenty-five years ago, I completed three years [of undergraduate study] and I…

By Tanisha A. Sykes

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Web Coupon Cutter

From groceries to electronics, finding discounts and rebates online is a breeze

When Jane Brown, a part-time employee of the New Jersey Department of Education,…

By Stephanie Young

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Settle For Lesswith The IRS

Uncle Sam offers compromise to cash-strapped taxpayers

Many times, citizens find themselves in a financial quandary and have to cut corners…

By Leslie E. Royal

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The Gift Basket Maker

Q: I am trying to establish a gift basket business. I have some…

By Tanisha A. Sykes

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I’ll do it later

No, you'll do it now! Here's how.

In the spring of 1998, Natalie Gross was determined to apply for an…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Walk Your Talk

Your actions ultimately speak louder than words

Most of us have been guilty of the “hot air” syndrome at one time…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Get It Together

Q: I graduated with my master of science in rehabilitation counseling in May…

By Sonia Alleyne

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She’s Got Game

Sports agent Sharon Creer

Name: Sharon Creer, Career: Sports Agent, Age: 40, Niche: Off-season and international contracts, Location:…

By Sean Drakes

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From Task Master To Leader

To motivate your team, avoid these common mistakes

Are leaders born or made? Dr. Rawle Philbert believes that a leader can be…

By Lee Anna Jackson

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Zoning in on cultural differences

Engaging your staff is more than a matter of black and white

Are African Americans progressive or conservative? “It depends,” comedian Chris Rock stressed in his…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Database Search

Q: Please tell me where and what software I can buy to establish…

By James C. Johnson

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Staying Connected

Wireless wave reaches HBCU campuses

Five years ago, several historically black colleges and universities invested heavily to wire…

By Cliff Hocker

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In My Opinion

Online surveys make it easier to get feedback from your customers

Generally, the best way to get someone’s opinion is simply to ask for it.…

By Fiona Haley

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Learning A Lesson

Interactive production studio harnesses the educational power of multimedia

Clayton Banks wants everyone to know that his company’s latest project, Realizing the Dream:…

By Bridget McCrea

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Finding Data For Clients

Q: I am interested in starting an independent professional research business from home.…

By James C. Johnson

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Supporting Urban Entrepreneurs

National partnership mobilizes resources to encourage minority business ownership

When Marc H. Morial began his term as president and CEO of the…

By Cliff Hocker

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Curing Healthcare

A social activist promotes affordable coverage in underserved communities

Donald C. Bland is a social and community activist, who believes everyone in America…

By Glenn Townes

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Betting On ‘Blak’

Comic book creators hope theirhip-hop superhero becomes a hit

Flipping through his art portfolio one day, Mark Davis inadvertently introduced a concept that…

By Sufiya Abdur-Rahman

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Fighting For A Fixed Rate

Q: I purchased a home two years ago and my mortgage payment started…

By Matthew S. Scott

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Tax Savings For Investment Property Owners

Owning more than one property can have its benefits

If you own more than one home and you collect rental revenue, there…

By Dwight Oestricher

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A Sweet Balance Sheet

D. Dennis Hinton's reliance on debt-free firms garnered great results

As the chief money manager and executive vice president of Atlanta-based investment banking…

By Nicole Lewis

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Consumers Mean Profits

Vivian D. Hairston says consumer staples provide solid growth under various economic conditions

Whether the economy is up or down, there are always items that consumers will…

By Nicole Lewis

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Empowerment Through Self-Employment

A motivational speaker uses his craft to reach his retirement goals

Johnnie E. Williams III shattered his right elbow in high school and ended his…

By Carmen Brown

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New CBC Chair

Rep. Melvin Watt, who has represented North Carolina’s 12th District for 12 years,…

By K. Terrell Reed

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Thompson Named McDonald’s COO

Don Thompson, 43, has been promoted to chief operations officer for McDonald’s USA.
“I…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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RSIS Rhares Redistributed

Founding partner W. Scott Amey retired from his post at RS Information Systems…

By Aisha I. Jefferson

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Investing In Reconstruction

Black business community plays key role in tsunami relief efforts

The gravity of the tsunami that devastated parts of Africa and Asia on Dec.…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Joyner Strikes Deal With Radio One

Radio One purchases Reach Media in $56 million deal

The balance of power in radio and television is shifting from the distributor to…

By Sakina P. Spruell

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