The 40 Best Companies For Diversity

Our second annual listing reveals the top performers in supplier, workforce, management, andboard diversity. A bonus: We identify the leaders in marketing spending to reach black consumers.

In the midst of marches, protests, and battles for equality, in 1969, D. Parke…

By Sonia Alleyne


What To Expect At Closing

Knowing the process can take the mystery and fear out of owning real estate

When Tameka Jones and Demetrie Hylick were rushing to the meeting to close on…

By Matthew S. Scott


Financial Fitness Contest Winner No. 71

The Evanses are learning how to budget properly, battle debt, and build wealth

José “J.M.” and Tara Evans have learned the hard way to live within their…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash


The Value Of Appreciation

The Phillips family is using property as the foundation for reaching their financial goals

Brandon Phillips learned the value of being financially independent by watching his father, who…

By Nicole Lewis


It’s All In The Mix

DiAunté Robinson's summer drink specials

What’s your favorite drink? Odds are you have more than one. And even if…

By Renee Brooks Catacalos


Where The Old World Meets The New

Southwest England offers romance, nostalgia, and some little-known black history

Usually, London is the focal point for all news out of England. But if…

By Patricia Jacobs


The Tea Spot

Lisa R. Campbell brews a perfect cup

Two flavorful international experiences sparked a passion for tea in Lisa Campbell. “You must…

By Sean Drakes


A New Direction

Q: I work with the Department of Juvenile Justice, but I’ve had dreams…

By Tanisha A. Sykes


Tune In To Yourself

When you listen to yourself, good things start to happen

For most of her adolescence, Asha Tyson was labeled a problem child by family…

By Feona Sharhran Huff


Hitting A High Note

Accomplished composer overcomes dyslexia

Give Darryl S. Duncan three simple words such as “funky,” “mid-tempo,” and “urban,” and…

By Marcia Wade Talbert


Starting Ascholarship

Q: Where can I locate information regarding the “how-to’s” of starting a scholarship…

By Tanisha A. Sykes


Making The Grade

New scoring system introduced by credit agencies

When you think about your credit score, Fair Isaac Corp.’s three-digit FICO score…

By Tamara E. Holmes


Living The Glamorous Life

How to look like a millionaire without breaking the bank

Everyone likes to live the glamorous life. But what if you don’t have a…

By Leslie E. Royal


Seeking Science

Q: I currently attend Florida A & M University. I am majoring in…

By Sonia Alleyne


The Art Of Persuasion

How to get what you want from employers, clients, and staff

As a vice president at Baltimore-based T. Rowe Price Group, Inc., Jerome Clark,…

By Lee Anna Jackson


Error-Proofing The Job Application Process

Attention to detail must start with the cover letter

When it comes to applying for a job, the experts all agree: Keep it…

By Brenda Campbell


Leading The Orchestra

Conductor Michael Morgan creates beautiful music

Name: Michael Morgan
Career: Music director and conductor
Age: 48 Location: Oakland, CA
Salary: Assistant conductor: at…

By Sean Drakes


Resources for E-Business Templates

Q: I have been considering starting a virtual business to provide technical services…

By James C. Johnson


Avoiding The ‘Phishing’ Hook

New online scams and virus attacks undermine your business

There was a time when the biggest online threat was a virus that…

By Bridget McCrea


Unleash Your PDA’s Power

Become more productive by tapping into your personal digital assistant

Like most personal digital assistant users, Anthony Griffin, the Beverly Hills plastic surgeon seen…

By Sandra Beckwith