Black Women & HIV/AIDS

A discussion on the impact that HIV/AIDS is having in our community, and more specifically…

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A Discussion with Senator Barack Obama

U.S. Senator Barack Obama discusses his political strategy and presidential aspirations.

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B.E.’S 30 Hottest Franchises For 2006. Is one in your future?

Minority outreach programs and trendy businesses make these franchises the best opportunities for your money

While most second-graders were learning to write their name in cursive, at age 7,…

By Pamela Gold Waldo

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The library is no longer the only place you can find free books.…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Get in on the secret that retailers have known for years: the Sharper…

By Michelle J. Nealy

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It’s A Family Affair

Reunion organizers get help planning events

Last July, as E. Jean Allen planned for her family reunion in Orlando, Florida,…

By Leslie E. Royal

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Spelman College, celebrating its 125th anniversary, announced it has received gifts totaling $7…

By Alexis McCombs

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With Warrick Dunn

Sports fans across the country know Warrick Dunn as the elusive and electrifying running…

By Kenneth Meeks

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Giving Up On College Is Not An Option

The numbers are alarming. You’ve heard the figures and read the news reports: college…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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50 Top Colleges for African Americans

Our exclusive ranking yielded some surprises and some staples. And this year, after we show you the best schools, we take a comprehensive look at how to make college affordable.

Additional reporting by Michelle J. Nealy, Tennille M. Robinson, Tykisha N. Lundy & Stephanie Young
For…

By Tanisha A. Sykes

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Models Inc.

After the lights went down on their runway careers, these former fashionistas stepped into the role of business owner

Tyra Banks and other black models proved that they’re more than just fabulous figures and…

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B.E.’S 30 Hottest Franchises For 2006. Is one in your future?

Minority outreach programs and trendy businesses make these franchises the best opportunities for your money

While most second-graders were learning to write their name in cursive, at age 7,…

By Pamela Gold Waldo

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Breaking Bad Habits

To achieve financial security, this single mother has to curb her indiscriminate spending and stop abusing money

Don’t ask Jennifer Bogar how many pairs of shoes she owns. “There are at…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash

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The Turnaround King

By focusing on employees and customers,Ronald A. Williams has designed a culture at Aetna where workers thrive and shareholders have been rewarded by a five-year stock increase of 600%

Ronald A. Williams is not a CEO driven by power, influence, or celebrity. He…

By Sonia Alleyne

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True Net Worth

The Smiths are taking steps to ensure that what they own outweighs what they owe

In the Smith household, sundays are reserved for three things: church, family meals, and…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Haberdasher’s Closet

Actor Nick Cannon demonstrates the makings of an attractive wardrobe

Traditional business attire doesn’t have to restrict a man’s personal style. How you coordinate…

By Chauntelle Folds

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Is Your Credit Card Number Safe Online?

New technology offers consumers added protection

If the idea of using your credit card to shop online leaves you feeling…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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It’s A Family Affair

Reunion organizers get help planning events

Last July, as E. Jean Allen planned for her family reunion in Orlando, Florida,…

By Leslie E. Royal

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A Goal Or Two

I’m a college student seeking advice on how to get out of credit…

By Tanisha A. Sykes

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The library is no longer the only place you can find free books.…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Get in on the secret that retailers have known for years: the Sharper…

By Michelle J. Nealy

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Couture Carryall

Fashion model Alek Wek designs luxury handbags

For more than a decade, Alek Wek has been adorned by fashion masters…

By Denise A. Campbell Laidler

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The Competitive Advantage To Being Black

How your ethnicity can advance your career

Diversity just doesn’t address the issues associated with blacks in corporate America,” says a…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Purposeful Living

Q: I am a second-year chemistry major, and my grades have dropped from…

By Tanisha A. Sykes

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Who Will Guide Me?

Q: I am a 32-year-old male IT executive who has been a mentor…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Diversity University

Minority enrollment at predominantly white colleges is increasing

Racial diversity among first-year students is increasing at Ivy League institutions and other…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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With Warrick Dunn

Sports fans across the country know Warrick Dunn as the elusive and electrifying running…

By Kenneth Meeks

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Debate Over Equal-Opportunity Education Heats Up

Supreme Court to weigh in

Fifty-Two Years After Brown V. Board Of Education, the Supreme Court has agreed…

By Alexis McCombs

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The Burger King

C.H. James Restaurant Holdings is the fast-food chain's largest black franchisee

Charles H. “Chuck” James III has snatched up enough Burger King restaurants to…

By Mashaun D. Simon

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I Apologize

When 'sorry' is the only thing that will do

Pearlie Jackson was excited about her promotion to supervisor at ACS Inc. in…

By Leslie E. Royal

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The Rap Doctor

Free-styling lecturer is reaching young people through music

Cool, soulful beats play in the background as the rap songs, “The B Word,”…

By Leslie E. Royal

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Honoring A Mentor

IBM Fellow plans to use his status to expand IBM's black executive network

From his San Francisco Bay base, Kerrie L. Holley innovates at the very top…

By Cliff Hocker

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Spelman College, celebrating its 125th anniversary, announced it has received gifts totaling $7…

By Sonja Mack

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Master Of Your Domain

Affordable and reliable automation systems offer complete control of your office and home

How many executives does it take to turn off a light switch? None, if…

By Claire Ince

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And The Winner Is…

Entering a contest can reward your business with much-needed prize money and positive publicity

Traditional marketing methods such as advertising, direct mail, and telemarketing are frequently used in…

By Marcia Layton Turner

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Motorola Q Vs. Palm Treo 700w

These smartphones are packed with features, but not everything is included

Now that smartphones are jam-packed with features such as MP3 players, QWERTY keypads,…

By Fiona Haley

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Balancing Passion And Self-Control

Finding the right mix for a successful career

Patrice L. Hill, a human resources benefits administrator in the container industry, wanted to…

By Chauntelle Folds

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Finding Cash For Your Business

Q: I am in the process of writing a business plan for a…

By James C. Johnson

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Game Time

Q: I want to start an arcade business that caters to children up…

By James C. Johnson

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Step Into My Office

Full-service clinic owner grows her practice despite partner's exit

Running a company is difficult enough, but when a partner walks away with dozens…

By Bridget McCrea

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Paying For College

Q: I have two sons, one is eight and the oldest is 13.…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Student Aid

Local business schools provide a wealth of talent

The management at the Cannon House needed help planning the development of a…

By Natalie Y. Moore

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A Place To Call Home

Cover all your bases when looking for nursing care

When someone you love needs nursing home care, finding the appropriate place can…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Refinancing Predatory Mortgage Loans

New fund rescues homeowners from usurious interest rates

In communities across the country, predatory lenders, appraisers, and mortgage brokers seek to…

By Aissatou Sidime

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The Right Match

By working with her adviser, this investor's portfolio is healthy and well-balanced

Jacqueline Rhinehart has two abiding money management principles: Never give a financial adviser total…

By Carmen Brown

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Making The Opryland Grander

Arthur Keith builds a brand while looking to increase black participation in hospitality

Arthur Keith, 44, senior vice president and general manager of Gaylord Opryland Resort…

By Mashaun D. Simon

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Business Advocates Applaud Maryland Law

Legislation allows the state to suspend contractors that engage in discriminatory practices

Minority business advocates are praising a new Maryland law that imposes stiff sanctions…

By Sonja Mack

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Siméus Foods Gets Multimillion-Dollar Investment

Wal-Mart private equity fund seeks to support minority-owned businesses

Siméus Foods International Inc. recently received a $5 million cash investment from Wal-Mart…

By Glenn Townes

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Withstanding Market Woes

Silas Myers' stock picks prove to have an enduring competitive advantage

Higher interest rates, a slowdown in the real estate market, and rising energy…

By Nicole Lewis

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