Saving Our Young Black Men

One of the most alarming trends threatening the economic stability and wealth-building capacity of…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Smart Money Moves For The New Year

Putting things in place now can enhance your portfolio in 2006

Like many Americans, Sheret Payton has a cash flow problem. She adheres to a…

By Matthew S. Scott

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Hot opportunities for young entrepreneurs

A combination of smart ideas and popular market trends will make these enterprises sizzle in 2006

What motivates a person to start an enterprise? In the beginning, it’s just a…

By James C. Johnson

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Profiles In Courage

They faced illness, public humiliation, and even death. Their stories are lessons on how to triumph in the face of crisis.

It’s been said in gambling circles that life is the ultimate wild card. You wake…

By Caroline Clarke

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Real Estate Overload?

Managing seven properties in two states presents major challenges for Tyrone Springs

Tyrone Springs has youth and ambition in his favor. At 23, he’s managed to buy…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash

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Buy Property Early

By purchasing real estate while in college, Carl White has built a real estate portfolio with more than $300,000 in equity

In between conducting classes on the fundamentals of engineering at Morgan State University, Carl…

By Nicole Lewis

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Fighting Breast Cancer’s Fear Factor

One woman's devastating family history drives her on a campaign to save other lives

Death resulting from breast cancer is a painfully familiar occurrence for Gayle Chaneyfield Jenkins.…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Atlanta’s Big City Appeal

Kenny Leon reshapes its potential

As the headquarter location for Coca-Cola, CNN, EarthLink, and The Home Depot, Atlanta is…

By Sean Drakes

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Making Sure The Shoe Fits

Preston Ramsey puts his clients on solid footing

Engaged in a regular workout schedule? Unfortunately, you’re sneakers are probably as old…

By Joseph Dumas

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Credit Score Protection

A: My FICO score was 775 in August. At that time, I had…

By Tanisha A. Sykes

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Protecting Your Privacy

Legislation to stop information hounds in their tracks

Only a few decades ago, ensuring one’s privacy involved little more than buying…

By Siobhan Leftwich

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When A Flood Strikes . . .

How to protect your home with the proper coverage

Purchasing a home is one of the greatest joys a person can experience. But…

By Angela P. Moore-Thorpe

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Homeowner Finance 101

Money traps to avoid once you've sealed the deal

You’ve worked hard, saved your money, and straightened out your credit to purchase…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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A New Direction

Q: For two years now, I’ve been doing a lot of research on…

By Tanisha A. Sykes

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Hey, You Can’t Say That!

How to cope with verbally abusive people

Verbal abuse in the workplace, or anywhere else, is not something you should…

By Siobhan Leftwich

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No More Excuses

Here's to a happy new you

Shani Dennis, a 30-year-old attorney in Houston, has two revolving New Year’s resolutions: to…

By Erinn R. Johnson

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Management Tools

By Sonia Alleyne

Q: I am a newly licensed realtor. I am also interested in property…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Tapping Into Black Buying Power

New book reveals how marketers miss out by not speaking our language

Marketers have long acknowledged the cool factor in being black. Couple that with…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Profitability Is In The People

How engaged employees can drive customer satisfaction

As senior vice president of global communications for Starbucks Coffee Co. in Seattle, Wanda…

By Sheri Whitley

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All That Jazz

Q: I am interested in establishing an online business selling jazz paraphernalia such…

By James C. Johnson

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Much Adu About Plasmas

Soccer phenom scores a high-tech entertainment setup

In the professional soccer field, D.C. United’s Freddy Adu runs circles around seasoned…

By Dale Coachman

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Home Green Home

Energy efficiency accentuates Harlem developer's housing designs

Consumers finally got the energy wake-up call last fall: higher home heating bills…

By Cliff Hocker

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The New Movie Marketplace

Portable media players spawn a wave of video downloads

Envisioning an era where people turn to televisions, not portable video players, to watch…

By Bridget McCrea

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Modern Art Overhaul

Randal Mosby and his team give a New York museum a technology makeover

When 19,500 visitors attended opening day festivities to celebrate a four-year, $425 million renovation…

By Karen Jones

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Savvy Solutions

A Working Plan

Q: I am interested in starting an independent employment agency in St. Louis.…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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The Gift Of Art

For jewelry designers, finding the right retail store is crucial

When Wanda Hubbard decided to leave San Francisco and re-route her life in…

By Kamilah C. Duggins

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Thinking Independently

The pros and cons of using independent contractors to grow a small business

Some small business owners use full-time employees, while others rely on independent contractors. Willie…

By Bridget McCrea

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Queen Of Hip-Hop Literature

Renaissance publisher is sparking interest with her line of urban novels

A new genre of fiction novels called hip-hop literature has exploded onto best-seller lists…

By Zakiyyah El-Amin

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Reit Or Wrong

Q; I am a 31-year-old accountant interested in investing in REITs. I’ve read…

By Matthew S. Scott

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Long-Term Advice Pays Off

B.E. suggested these funds four years ago. Here's how they did.

Long-term investing is something we preach in every issue of BLACK ENTERPRISE. So,…

By Matthew S. Scott

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Build Home Equity Faster

Using these mortgage payment tricks can help you sustain wealth

After six years, Olivia Brigman sold her first home. And she was well on…

By Aissatou Sidime

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A Financial Fall

Interest rate spreads hurt the stock performance of KeyBanc's Fred Cummings

When banking analyst Fred Cummings picked a portfolio of stocks exclusively for BLACK ENTERPRISE…

By Philana Patterson

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Searching For Sustained Growth

Randell Cain Jr. puts his trust in stocks that outperform

As the U.S. economy attempts to recover from hurricane damage and economic doldrums, Randell…

By Nicole Lewis

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Ready To Learn

Female educators band together to increase their investment IQ

Delores McGlory was always an avid reader of business and investment publications. But it…

By Janelle Williams

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States See Black Business Boom

Growth of African American enterprises outpaces national average

Black business growth significantly outpaced the national average, according to the U. S.…

By Cliff Hocker

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BankBlackwell, which hopes to be the first African American-owned Internet bank, received deposit…

By Wendy Isom

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Bet Founder Bob Johnson Lands New Properties

RLJ Urban Lodging Funds forges a sought after ownership model

No one understands the importance of ownership more than the managers of RLJ…

By Reniqua Allen

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Mother Of Civil Rights Hands Down Her Legacy

Rosa Parks gave birth to a movement

As thousands of mourners in Montgomery, Alabama; Washington, D.C.; and Detroit attended memorials…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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An Eminent Threat?

Law that OKs removal of property from one and gives to another may undermine black neighborhoods

Does the Supreme Court’s latest ruling on eminent domain pose an eminent threat…

By Wendy Isom

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Legendary Judge Leaves Indelible Mark

Constance Baker Motley built legacy as a civil rights trailblazer

Legendary judge Constance Baker Motley left an indelible mark as a civil rights…

By Wendy Isom

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Celebrated Artist Crafted A Window On The World

August Wilson exposed the joy and pain of black life in America

Pain and joy are the emotions that August Wilson’s theatrical productions explored for…

By Reniqua Allen

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Black Entrepreneurs Tackle Super Bowl Xl

Emerging Business Program helps African Americans with contract procurement

Super Bowl XL in Detroit is guaranteed to deliver everything from cheers and…

By Ann Brown

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Driving Innovation In D.C.

MV Transportation awarded $540 million to improve metro public transit program

MV Transportation Inc. (No. 15 on the BE INDUSTRIAL/SERVICE 100 list with $271.9…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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