A New Day

Former IBM exec stops living for others and starts celebrating herself

To the outside world Lisa J. Whaley seemed to have it all. A successful…

By Tamara E. Holmes


Peak Performance

Break The Mold

By Robyn D. Clarke
Emeril Lagasse had the catch phrase “Bam!” James Brown had the…

By BlackEnterprise.com


Chain Reaction

Q: I have been employed in procurement and strategic sourcing for the last…

By Sonia Alleyne


Handling Conflict In A Diverse Work Environment

Find the right place and time to air your differences

Assembling a diverse workforce to maximize benefits at a corporation is the easy…

By Marcia Pledger


Share And Share Alike

A new option for work/life balance

After Lathonia Oates gave birth to her daughter, she wanted to spend more time…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard


Playing For Dollars

Q:I have a 15-year-old nephew who plays video games all the time. He’s…

By James C. Johnson


Light On The Ears…

Easy on the eyes

Let’s face it, size matters. And when it comes to wireless headsets, small…

By Dale Coachman


Broadband To Go

Verizon's Ev-DO lets you take it to the streets

In January, Verizon Wireless and Palm announced the release of the Palm Treo…

By Robert Janis


Let It Rip

Riptopia makes going digital pain-free

When most of us have a serious tech problem, we usually call a professional.…

By Dale Coachman


Mission (Being) Accomplished

Technology CEO helps fight terrorism on many fronts

Every day 20,000 oceangoing containers enter the nation’s 361 ports, according to Chicago-based global…

By Bridget McCrea


Capitalizing On Clutter

Q: I was watching a television show that profiled a professional organizer. Can…

By James C. Johnson


Procter & Gamble

International healthcare supplier company delivers on its bid to contract with minority vendors

Advocating change is one thing, but being at the forefront of progress is another.…

By Glenn Townes


Full Speed Ahead

Entrepreneur puts his company on the fast track for growth

The day Road One Express Inc. delivered its first package in April 2001, Leonard…

By Bridget McCrea


Read All About It

Extra, extra! Here's how to turn your company's news into everyone's business

If you’ve been in business for a while (or even if you haven’t),…

By Robert Janis


Budget For Single Mom

Q: I’m a single mother with a monthly take-home of $6,500 after taxes.…

By Matthew S. Scott


Prepare For Happier Returns

Here are some things you can do to maximize your income tax returns

As you put the finishing touches on your 2005 tax return, you can knock…

By Donald Jay Korn


Confident Consumers

Tried-and-true spending patterns lift Vivian Hairston's favorite stocks

When Vivian Hairston declared that consumers will always buy soap, diapers, food, and…

By Nicole Lewis


Smooth Sailing

Piedmont Investment's Isaac Green offers a conservative portfolio

Times are changing and it’s definitely time to get back to basics. That’s clearly…

By Rhonda Reynolds


Entrepreneurial Ambitions

Before launching their business, the Jacksons had to get their finances in order

Ibrahim Jackson, 30, and his wife, Natasha, 30, purchased a house in Baldwin, New…

By Carmen Brown


After The Storm

Will New Orleans become integrated post-Katrina?

Hurricane Katrina was one of the most devastating natural disasters in U.S. history.…

By Alan Hughes


A letter signed by slave poet Phillis Wheatley was sold to a private…

By Ann Brown


The Raid On Financial Aid

Congress raises student loan interest rates and freezes Pell Grants

While Republicans tout the whittling down of the national deficit by a potential…

By Marcia Wade Talbert


First Lady Of The Movement Remembered

The nation pays respect to the late Coretta Scott King

The 10,000-seat capacity of the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church cathedral was inadequate to…

By Hamil R. Harris


At The Forefront Of Biotechnology

Nuvelo CEO Ted Love makes multimillion-dollar deal with Bayer

Ted W. Love, M.D., chairman and CEO of Nuvelo Inc., orchestrated an agreement…

By Cliff Hocker


Amtrak Picks Black-Owned Ad Agency

IMAGES USA charged with helping Amtrak recoup major losses by targeting minorities

Atlanta-based IMAGES USA (No. 12 on the BE ADVERTISING AGENCIES list with $41…

By K. Terrell Reed


Personal Finance 101

HBCUs to develop financial planning curriculum for students

During her four years of teaching personal finance at Hampton University, Lisa L.…

By Wendy Isom


Stay Focused On Your Wealth-Building Goals

Feb. 10, 2006, marked yet another milestone in the history of BLACK ENTERPRISE. In…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.


Congratulations, You’re A Manager! Now What?

First-time supervisors should properly prepare for the new challenges

Regardless of the amount of training and sage advice you receive, know that your role…

By Sonja

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Home Team Advantage

When you're buying a house, it pays to have a strong lineup of specialists on your side

Tracey and Michael Garner of Kennesaw, Georgia, spent three glorious years in their first…

By Donald Jay Korn


Foreign Powers

With many investors anticipating an off year for the market, where can you find funds that will beat expectations?

For many mutual fund investors, 2005 was a disappointing year. Domestic stock funds gained…

By Donald Jay Korn


Wealth Protection Strategies for the Average Investor

Our panel of expert financial advisers tells you what to do with your portfolio in the post-Greenspan era

These Are Uncertain Times For investors. As the Greenspan era — a period that…

By BlackEnterprise.com


Drafting A Financial Blueprint

The Starks family hopes to attack their debt with disciplined saving and improved budgeting

When It Came To Managing Their cash flow, William and Julanda Starks were once…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash


In The Green

The love of golf drives this professional's charitable endeavors

Emerson U. Fullwood golfed often with buddies at a premier ocean side country club…

By Nadirah Z. Sabir


With Bebe Moore Campbell

No matter your gender, class, ethnicity, race or religion, mental illness doesn’t discriminate. According…

By Kenneth Meeks


Where And How To Hit The Road

Exciting driving experiences that take you out of cruise control

When the rest of the world is immersed in a busy workday schedule, Greg…

By Sean Drakes


Staying In Tune

Phenoyd Ezra's business is perfecting pianos

Phenoyd Ezra is a second-generation piano finisher who is accustomed to unusual requests.

By Natalie Y. Moore


Art Appreciation

Q: I bought my first piece of limited edition art. Since that time,…

By Tanisha A. Sykes


Bankruptcy Bureaucracy

With the new law in effect, here's what you should know

Most people file bankruptcy to regain control of their finances. Although the Bankruptcy…

By Tennille M. Robinson


Worth Every Cent

There's more to being a smart consumer than simply slashing your budget

Have you ever bought something on a friend’s recommendation only to see it languish…

By Maya Payne Smart


Hybrid Hysteria

The real deal on energy-saving cars

Gas prices still have you down? Thought about trading in your car for something…

By Tennille M. Robinson


Publish Your Poetry

Q: I am the author of inspirational poetry. My goal is to have…

By Tanisha A. Sykes