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Black America needs fixing.

It’s true we’ve seen major advances over the course of 35 years, with more…

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Then & Now

BE's coverage over the last four decades reveals how far we've come and how far we must go

In covering African American’s participation in commerce and finance for 35 years, BLACK ENTERPRISE has…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Our Readers Sound Off

Our BE.com message boards provide a forum for straight talk from real people

Since the inception of BLACK ENTERPRISE 35 years ago, readers have spoken out on…

By Latif Lewis

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America’s Leading Black Philanthropists

From education to health, African Americans pump billions into charities and causes, fueling their clout and mission to change the world

Paying it forward is Darryl Lester’s philosophy on giving back. “I am trying to…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Win $10,000 Toward Your First Home

Six reasons to quit paying your landlord's mortgage and make the move to homeownership

Becoming homeowners was a decision Valerie and Ron Francois made well before they got…

By Matthew S. Scott

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Asset Alterations

The Vinsons need to diversify their portfolio to maximize their gains

Rhonda And Marvin Vinson of Lilburn, Georgia, are living the American dream. Married 15…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Invest In Yourself

By investing in his education and business, K. Clyde Vanel is reaping tremendous returns

K. Clyde Vanel, the son of haitian immigrants, learned how to manage money from…

By Nicole Lewis

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College Admissions Mixed Bag For Blacks

Debate over affirmative action may affect application figures

While the debate continues over affirmative action’s relevance on college campuses, some top…

By Aisha I. Jefferson

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Life Is Sweeter For ‘Big Peach’ Financial Firm

Atlanta Life Investment managing additional $100 million of MetLife's assets

In a deal that could boost its clout with big pension fund investors,…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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Blacks Jockey For Political Power

Upcoming elections attract more African American hopefuls

There has never been an African American representing Maryland in the U.S. Senate,…

By Kasi K. Addison

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Cease-Fire Over Federal Judges

But the war for the soul of the judiciary continues

Despite a truce called in May, which led to the confirmation of five controversial…

By David C. Ruffin

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Lincoln Holdings Purchase Mystics

Deal makes BET co-founder Sheila Johnson part owner of three professional sports franchises

Black Entertainment Television co-founder Sheila Johnson has become the first African American woman to…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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5 Benefits Of A Yoga Workout

Robin Downes stretches her way to health

Although Robin Downes had a successful media career in film and television—even winning…

By Sonia Alleyne

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A Cultural Stop

Taking in the museum and art scene in London

Soaring ceilings, a hushed interior, and light streaming through stained glass make the Natural…

By Jeanette Valentine

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Knows How To Hold ‘Em

Poker champ David Williams reveals a full hand

David Williams hasn’t experienced many life-changing moments, so for him, winning $3.5 million…

By Sean Drakes

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Tips To Help You Become A Better Consumer

The road to savvy consumerism starts now

African Americans are spending a lot of money, on everything from clothes and cars…

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In And Around Town

Government site offers up-to-date info on everything consumer

It’s a consumer’s dream. The Website www.firstgov.gov offers everything you wanted to know…

By Tanisha A. Sykes

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Total Recall

Car manufacturers' methods of reporting defects don't add up

The family car can be a life threatening and dangerous possession. Perhaps that…

By Leslie E. Royal

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Unjust Clause

Mandatory credit card arbitration leaves consumers on losing end

The next time you check your mailbox, look closely. You may have gotten a…

By Leslie E. Royal

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Ways To Discover What’s Important

Are you ready to get started?

21 Make time for yourself Making time for you is really, and I mean…

By Tanisha A. Sykes

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All The Right Moves

Former champ teaches game of life through chess

At 14, Orrin Hudson was headed down a path traveled by countless young black…

By Leslie E. Royal

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5 TRENDS TO GET YOUR CAREER ON TRACK

What to expect in a fast-paced, ever-changing marketplace

As graduating students, job seekers, and current employees look to advance their careers, the…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Getting Commitment From Black Managers

Study shows corporations fail at retaining minority employees

Despite diversity efforts by progressive firms over the last decade, African Americans still only…

By Lee Anna Jackson

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Looking For An Interview?

Use your competencies. That's what top companies want.

Vernetta Wilson wants to make a career change. The senior account manager at Lippincott,…

By Laura Egodigwe

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5 Trends To Enhance Broadband

Advances in high-speed Internet are impacting the way we live

When the dot-com era emerged in the mid-1990s, Internet change agents were quick to…

By James C. Johnson

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Filled To Capacity

External storage devices are evolving to meet increasing data demands

Are you looking for a high-capacity storage device big enough to store and…

By Nicole Lewis

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Tracing Your Ancestry

Geneticist uses DNA technology to provide a bridge to the past for people of African descent

Rick Kittles confesses that the motivation for starting his company was purely selfish. “Like…

By Allison Gilbert

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5 Steps To Starting A Successful Business

These time-tested methods will help you put your startup plans into action

Starting a business is tough. But applying sound principles will increase your chances of…

By James C. Johnson

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Media Matters

Consulting firm offers affordable marketing alternatives to small businesses

Some people think it takes a boatload of cash to start a successful business,…

By Bridget McCrea

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Finding A Niche In Black Theater

Producers specialize in adapting black novels into stage plays

Fed up with the lack of quality parts available to black actors in Hollywood,…

By Michelle K. Massie

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Trends That Will Make You Rich

Ideas on how to reap large gains

Accumulating wealth doesn’t always have to be a mystery. Many times, following proven strategies…

By Matthew S. Scott

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No Defense Against The Market

A tumultuous economy hampered Walt Clark's defensive stock strategy

Last year, Walt Clark, president and CEO of Clark Capital Financial L.L.C. (www.clarkcapital.net), chose…

By Philana Patterson

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Protecting Your Assets

Obtain the right policies to defend against the unexpected

Insurance can protect against unforeseen losses, but which type of coverage is best? Experts…

By Aissatou Sidime

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Preparing To Evict Tenants

Follow state procedures to minimize the pain of this unpleasant task

John Davis tells anyone who will listen that managing real estate is “no joke.”…

By Rene Brinkley

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Blacks Underrepresented In Legal Field

ABA report shows stark contrasts in the career tracks of lawyers

Though African Americans have made major strides in the legal field, black attorneys…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Expansion Plans For Carol’s Daughter

Carol’s Daughter, a multimillion-dollar Brooklyn, New York-based skin and haircare line, is set…

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McNeal Buys Black-Owned Printing Co.

Illinois-based Creative Printing Services became the largest African American-owned printing company in the…

By Aisha I. Jefferson

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