Masters of Technology

These innovators combine inspiration with raw talent to create some of the world's most revolutionary technologies.

In technology, it’s not enough to build a better mousetrap. So what separates the…

By Dale Coachman

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The Business Of Faith

Black megachurches are turning pastors into CEOs of multimillion-dollar enterprises

Bishop Thomas D. Jakes, impeccably attired in a gray suit and polka-dot tie, holds…

By Nicole Marie Richardson

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Shopping for the Right Mortgage

Following this advice can help you find the loan that meets your needs

Mari Springs’ voice quivers as she relives the tale of raising $4,500 in three…

By Tanisha A. Sykes

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Secrets of Successful Investment Clubs

Following these strategies can help yours enjoy longevity

When BLACK ENTERPRISE profiled the GrassRoots Investment Group L.L.C. in July 2002, the club…

By Matthew S. Scott

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A New World Ahead

With new life changes underway, Stacy Hall is focusing on her own financial goals

Stacy Hall says it’s her time now. “I’ve just begun to really think about…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash

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Passing On The Wisdom Of Wealth

The Bell family enrolled their teenage son in a Financial Camp to expose him to the basics of Money Management

When Donna and Terrance Bell married 16 years ago, they didn’t see eye to…

By Janelle Williams

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A Philadelphia Story

Lee Daniels returns to the City of Brotherly Love

“The allure, excitement, and weather were very intriguing to me,” says Lee Daniels…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Cruising the Mediterranean

A 10-day tour of arts, artifacts, and grand views

Entranced by the serenity of Southern Europe’s Mediterranean coastline, I basked in the sun’s…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Going Once… Going Twice…

Uladia Taylor's at auction

The crowd stirs as Uladia Taylor rattles off an almost indecipherable litany of…

By Leslie E. Royal

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Shop Elsewhere

Q: My brother was shopping for a particular doll for his daughter at…

By Tanisha A. Sykes

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Coming To A TV Near You

Changes in technology give viewers more options than ever

With the overload of technology, it’s easy for consumers to overload. HDTV (high-definition…

By Alexis McCombs

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Can A Creditor Garnish Your Wages?

The dirty little secrets you were never told

Credit card companies have scores of products. They also have just as many ways…

By Raelyn C. Johnson

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Starting Anew

Q: I’m trying to reestablish my life. I was a victim of mental…

By Tanisha A. Sykes

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Beating the Sunday night blues

Gear up internally to face the week ahead

2005 study by the Families and Work Institute reports that 44% of American…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Are You a Procrastinator?

Proven methods to start getting things done

Do you make daily resolutions to clear piles of paper from your desk, wash 10…

By Siobhan Leftwich

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You’re Hardworking-And?

Q: I am a married mother of two who is interested in changing…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Honestly Speaking…

How wimpy language ruins a presentation

What makes a speaker command a room? It’s a combination of factors, but…

By Lee Anna Jackson

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Pipeline to Success

How companies and employees benefit from corporate succession planning

Just hours after CEO Jim Cantalupo died of a heart attack in April 2004,…

By Laura Egodigwe

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What Should It Cost?

Q: My college buddies and I are thinking about starting a Web design/software…

By James C. Johnson

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Technology meets Supplier Diversity

CVM DiversityQuest's innovative database helps companies find minority vendors

Imagine a database of 2 million minority- and women-owned companies that large corporations…

By Fiona Haley

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And Broadband For All

Powered by satellite technology, high-speed Internet reaches rural users

With the need for broadband Internet access growing exponentially, rural areas without cable or…

By Karen Jones

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Games People Play

Imagery Media combines its creative skills with flash animation to entertain and train

Imagery Media hit the big time in 2003, when Clear Channel Radio hired…

By Marcia Layton Turner

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An Idea Is Born

Q: I created a baby product that I would like to sell to…

By James C. Johnson

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Let It Flow

Smart ways to manage your cash

To avoid the type of cash crunch that forces approximately 40% of new businesses…

By Marcia Layton Turner

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Inspired Performers

To build a profitable business, our nominees started out with solution-oriented ideas

This year, we celebrate a group of entrepreneurs who were inspired to turn their innovative…

By James C. Johnson

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Switching To Mutual Funds

I have four government CDs worth $5,000, and each has reached maximum growth.…

By Matthew S. Scott

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Wealth Through Service

A new novel reveals the road to prosperity

When it comes to understanding financial advice and wealth-building strategies, reading textbooks doesn’t…

By Matthew S. Scott

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A Not So Graceful Landing

Despite positive returns, Grady's portfolio couldn't beat the Dow or S&P 500

Graceful Grady, president of financial management firm Grady Financial, wasn’t expecting the domestic…

By Nicole Lewis

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A Real Media Player

Bernard Beal of M.R. Beal & Co. looks to entertainment-related firms for growth

Although his firm may be best known for guiding clients to municipal bonds, Bernard…

By Philana Patterson

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Pension Problems

Companies are trimming or eliminating employee benefits programs. How can affected workers cope?

When Bill Norwood started flying for United Airlines in 1965, he knew that at…

By Marc Hopkins

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On The Money

By Cliff Hocker

According to the 2005 African American Active Investor Study, a larger proportion of…

By Cliff Hocker

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Remembering A Renaissance Man

Gordon Parks, celebrated photographer and filmmaker, dies at 93

Some of the most memorable depictions of racial strife in America, whether captured…

By Alysha N. Cryer

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The Death Of A Network

Will there be work for black actors, writers, and producers?

For many of the black writers who tell the stories and craft the…

By Alexis McCombs

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Ferguson Resigns From Federal Reserve Post

Exit leaves the board without Democratic representation

Roger W. Ferguson Jr., 54, vice chairman of the Federal Reserve Board and…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Aetna Names New CEO

Ronald A. Williams faces changing landscape for managed care

After helping engineer a recovery that more than quintupled Aetna Inc.’s stock price,…

By Philana Patterson

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Booker T. Washington Insurance Insolvent

Historic firm enters voluntary receivership

Booker T. Washington Insurance Co. Inc. (No. 4 on the BE INSURANCE COMPANIES list…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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RLJ Development Acquires 100 Hotels for $1.7 Billion

Landmark deal doubles number of black-owned hotels

Dealmaker extraordinaire Robert L. Johnson is at it again. This time, his real…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Barden Takes Helm of Former Trump Riverboat

Bankrupt property in store for a major makeover

Don H. Barden, CEO of Barden Cos. Inc. (No. 8 on the BE…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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With Ed Gordon

For years, Emmy-Award-winning journalist Ed Gordon earned a reputation for landing high-profile interviews. In…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

Many people see being a successful and determined businessperson as contrary to being a…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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