Blown Away By Katrina

Among the devastation were more than 60,000 black-owned businesses, including 19 B.E. 100s firms. Can these companies and the jobs they provided be restored?

In mid-September the Big Easy began to show the faintest signs of life. Floodwaters…

By Alan Hughes

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Rebuilding An Empire

Quintin Primo bought and sold billions in real estate assets. Now he's making moves into New York City's high-stakes gold coast.

On a flight from Chicago to New York, Quintin E. Primo III glances out…

By Matthew S. Scott


Want To Be An Event Planner?

There are growing career opportunities in the meeting and event industry. Here's how to get in the door.

Monique O. Nero is often labeled a party planner. But as a certified meeting…

By Lee Anna Jackson


From Concept To Customer

By Sakina P. Spruell & James C. Johnson

Most people have at least one idea for a business they’d like to start.…

By Sakina P. Spruell


Virtually Yours

The growing virtual assistant industry presents opportunities for aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners alike

When the time came for Wendy Y. Bailey to promote her one-day coaching workshop…

By Bridget McCrea


Topping The Charts

Brae is taking the music industry by storm.

Starting a record label is risky business. But with the right mix of music,…

By Wendy Harris


Save Your Home From Foreclosure

If you're facing the nightmare of losing your home, these strategies can help

Lenwood and Denise Shaver were thrilled after the birth of their first child in…

By K. C. Camille


Balancing Act

Alexis James is adjusting to the financial realities of working in corporate America and running her father's private firm

Alexis James has entered a new season in life. She recently turned 30 and…

By Sakina P. Spruell


From Football To Financial Plan

With his pro career cut short, Forey Duckett has structured a serious plan for investing in his family's future

When defensive back Forey Duckett was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in 1993, he…

By Carmen Brown


Caviar Dreams

David Mills offers a culinary delight of the finest quality

“Caviar tastes like a combination of an ocean’s spray, silk, and sushi,” says David…

By Tennille M. Robinson


Phoenix Rises

Joanna de'Shay shines in the Valley of the Sun

When you think of Phoenix, you’re likely to visualize red rock terrain, arid weather,…

By Sean Drakes


A High-Performance Drive

Speed demons gain road skills and have a great time learning, too

Brakes screech, tires skid, and cars seem to spin out of control. They slide…

By Sonia Alleyne


Top Dog

Mike Brown and the art of the canine pedigree

When he was roughly 11 years old and on a leisurely drive with…

By Sean Drakes


Money Order Madness

Q: I used a money order to pay off my credit card bill.…

By Tanisha A. Sykes


Vacation Research Made Easy

Thanks to the Travel Brochure Center a one-stop shop for ordering free travel…

By Leslie E. Royal


Less Bang For Your Buck

How to stretch the dollar overseas

Thanks to the weakened dollar, over the past couple of years you’ll get…

By Siobhan Leftwich


Rewarding Rebates

Save time and money with online rebates

Upon hearing the word “rebate,” forms and paperwork come to mind. However, you can…

By Stephanie Young


Extend The Warranty Or Cut Your Losses?

Here's how to tell if the precaution is necessary

We all know the routine. In the final seconds of making purchases—both big and…

By Tanisha A. Sykes


Fallen Soldier

Q: I am a 24-year-old man who joined the military immediately after high…

By Tanisha A. Sykes


Enjoy The Silence

It has its place in effective communication

Denita Powell found herself getting annoyed while talking with a colleague. “While I…

By Robyn D. Clarke