Obesity in the Black Community

A discussion examining the obesity epidemic in the Black community with Donna Richardson Joyner, fitness…

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Marc Morial on Young Black Leadership

Marc Morial, CEO and President of the National Urban League, talks about appealing to younger…

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Remembering Ed Bradley

A special reporter’s roundtable reflects on the death and legacy of veteran newsman Ed Bradley.…

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2008 Presidential Election

A special reporter’s roundtable discusses the 2008 presidential race with panelists Robert George, reporter,…

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Deval Patrick’s Aspirations and Goals

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick on his plans, aspirations, and goals as well as what his…

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Life After Incarceration

A discussion explores how convicted felons can successfully transition back into society with panelists Judge…

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Rev. A.R. Bernard and Rev. Donnie McClurkin talks Mega Churches

Rev. A.R. Bernard and Gospel Singer Donnie McClurkin discusses the role of mega churches in…

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Russell Simmons takes on Politics

Hip Hop Mogul Russell Simmons is becoming a force in the world of politics. He’s…

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Faith & Politics

A look at the role of religion in politics with panelists Rev. Floyd Flake, Rev.…

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Managing a Windfall

One signed a multimillion-dollar contract; another bought a lucky lottery ticket; a third sold property rights. We’ll look at what they did with their sudden gains and what you should do with yours.

It’s the get-rich-quick dream shared by millions of people nationwide: to strike it big…

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Cracking the Genomics Code

Genetic research isn’t just for prime-time dramas or high-profile criminal cases. Here’s how african american DNA detectives are employing scientific research to change our lives.

For generations, the question of origin has been especially important to African Americans. With…

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Simplifying the Startup Process

Here are three online services that every entrepreneur should know

Starting a business can be a daunting proposition. Designing the perfect logo is…

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Getting a Seat at the Table

Why there is a lack of black representation on corporate boards

In 1977, Reatha Clark King became a member of HB Fuller Co.’s board of…

By Chauntelle Folds

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The Sweet Spot

A sugar-coated pitch paid off big time

Name: Debra Sandler
Title: Worldwide president, McNeil Nutritionals L.L.C., a division of Johnson &…

By Laura Egodigwe

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Getting Fit to Model

I read in your magazine about fit modeling. Becoming a fit model requires…

By Tanisha A. Sykes

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From One Track to Another

Releasing the past can lead to a rewarding future

It was a Thursday afternoon in 1992 when Linda Bond, now 49, made…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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Capital View

Keisha M. Gilchrist marches on Washington D.C.

Distinguished for being the nation’s capital and the platform for a pivotal moment in…

By Sean Drakes

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Handle with Care

Shalea Walker goes skin deep

When Shalea Walker opened Walker’s Apothecary in Jersey City, New Jersey in 2004,…

By Renee Brooks Catacalos

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The Best Time To Buy A Car

December is not the only time to get a new set of wheels. We’ll show you when to make your move to the dealer’s showroom.

Rodney Leonard, a 37-year-old corporate procurement manager for the Coca-Cola Bottlers’ Sales and Services…

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When To Roll over

I have a 401(k) with a former employer. I like the investment options…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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With Steve Harvey

Nearly seven years ago, Steve Harvey was immortalized by Spike Lee as one of…

By Martha Bucker

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The Write Way to Grow

Entrepreneurs discover that self-published books add to the bottom line

During the high-tech industry’s glorious ride down easy street in the 1990s, Aundrea Lacy’s…

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Wanted: African American Professional for Hire

Diversity may be a hot business topic, but many companies are still struggling to find, hire, and retain black employees. The new book Without Excuses: Unleash the Power of Diversity to Build Your Business explains to hiring managers why there’s no basis for the excuse "We can’t find any."

When a consumer product company launches a new brand, a team of very smart…

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Rise Of The Black Republicans?

Three GOP nominees seek to make history by winning key statewide and National races. but will they gain enough crossover votes and campaign contributions to capture their political prize?

It’s campaign season and J. Kenneth Blackwell’s political machinery has kicked into high gear.…

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Can you trust your kid with a credit card?

Education is essential to staying out of debt

Janett Pike, 46, a single mother of two who lives in Hackensack, New Jersey,…

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Flying anytime soon?

With new restrictions in place, here's what to expect on your next trip to the airport

This August, following a thwarted terrorist attack in Britain, the U.S. Transportation Security…

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Black Wealth Initiative

The Smiths are on the right path to joining the millionaires’ club by the time they retire

Melvin and Jennifer Smith have been savers as long as they can remember. At…

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No More Debt

I recently graduated from college in 2004. What is the easiest way to…

By Tanisha A. Sykes

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Planning Ahead

Steven Taylor mulls a second career after retirement

Retirement wasn’t on Steven Taylor’s radar until this past July, when the State of…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash

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Separate And Unequal

How do we fix the poor state of public schools for black children?

Seven out of eight black children in the state of New York attend a…

By Stephanie Young

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Time Out

At my present company I accepted a steep pay cut to get my…

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Cash in Your Attic

Is your junk someone else's treasure?

Have you accumulated so many heirlooms, collectibles, documents, art, books, and antiques over the…

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Bradley Sheares Resigns from Merck

Analysts say Vioxx lawsuits may have led to management shake-up

Merck & Co. Inc., the drug manufacturer at the center of more than…

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Here’s To Your Success

Discover seven winning principles to grow your company

Turning a small startup into a multimillion-dollar enterprise is an entrepreneur’s dream come…

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The Power of Positive Thought

Methods for maintaining a positive attitude

Tony Melendez has no time for negativity. This armless musician and singer is too…

By Michelle J. Nealy

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Making Math Interesting

My sister and I are retired teachers who wrote a math program to…

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Plan to Form Online Black Bank crashes

BankBlackwell failed to get financing

What started as a former bank executive’s dream to work with churches and…

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Will New Orleans’ Black Businesses Bounce Back?

A year after Hurricane Katrina, black entrepreneurs are still struggling

The quick answer to the question of whether black businesses in New Orleans are…

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The Future of Automotive Technology

High-tech devices for your car look bright, right down to the TV screen

You’re driving down a road that you’ve traveled a thousand times. Your car starts…

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New Beginnings for VIBE

After being renamed editor-in-chief at VIBE, the country’s top urban culture magazine, Danyel…

By Mashaun D. Simon

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Minimum Wage Hike Turned Back Again

Blacks more likely to feel the crunch of low wages

Congress demonstrated that it has no intention of raising the minimum wage from…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Wise Advice

The Harrises have positive net worth thanks to careful asset allocation and planning

When Jerome and Barbara Harris were newlyweds living in a rental in Mount Vernon,…

By Sandra Vernet

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Mogul Snaps Up Pricey Property

R. Donahue Peebles to purchase hotel for $85 million redevelopment project

R. Donahue Peebles, CEO of The Peebles Corp. (No. 10 on the BE…

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J.C. Watts First Black John Deere Dealer

Former Congressman J.C. Watts Jr. has become the first African American owner of…

By Kiara Ashanti

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Independence Federal Under Mounting Pressure

Survival of black-owned thrift uncertain

Independence Federal Savings Bank (No. 13 on the BE BANKS list with $167…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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More Blacks Getting Nipped And Tucked

Experts say stigma has lifted on cosmetic enhancements

The number of African Americans going under the knife to change their appearance…

By Mashaun D. Simon

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Family And History

A great source of pride for me is that BLACK ENTERPRISE is one of…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Trotter Shines as president of G.E. Industrial

Also, a vice chairman, he leads a $36 billion business unit

When Lloyd Trotter, 61, began his career at General Electric as a tool…

By Kiara Ashanti

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Big Cheese at golden arches

Don Thompson’s promotion to president of McDonald’s USA caps 16-year career

Don Thompson was chosen to become president of McDonald’s USA in August. Thompson…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Prime Location

Give your clients a B.E. 100s impression by opening a virtual office

Charles E. Day & Associates charges its clients thousands of dollars to improve…

By Merlisa Lawrence Corbett

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Kitchen Aid

Antoinette Fraser prepares essentials for a designer kitchen

Before Antoinette Fraser designs a kitchen, she considers her client’s personality, family life, art interests…

By Sean Drakes

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Playing It Big

Young is sticking with a portfolio of large companies to weather financial storms

If you’re out at sea in treacherous waters, it’s better to be on a…

By Nicole Lewis

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Attract More Online Customers

Make your Website work harder for you

Terry Seabrook’s real estate Website needed a facelift. The original design had served The…

By Sharon Fling

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Corporate Pains

Following company insiders’ moves didn’t pay off for Ty Burroughs

Stock picking is not an exact science, but every stock picker has a…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Many Healthy Returns

Healthcare funds may be the right prescription for long-term stock market success

One out of every five dollars spent in the United States in 2015 will…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Developing Your Children’s Trust

You dont have to have a fortune to establish a family living trust

Your last name doesn’t have to be Trump or Hilton to consider creating a…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Signature Dish

Aricka Westbrooks ships her legendary deep-fried turkey to customers by mail

The day before Thanksgiving in 2005, Aricka Westbrooks, 35, CEO of Jive Turkey,…

By Ericka Blount

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Sweet Delivery

Little Pie Co. delivers its desserts with tender loving care

Mary Jo Slater once lived in walking distance from her favorite dessert shop in…

By Stacy Gilliam

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It’s A Beautiful Thing!

Launching a beauty and skincare business can be an attractive venture

Skincare products come and go. To survive in a competitive marketplace, a beauty…

By Bridget McCrea

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Creating the ‘wow factor’

Mack Burnett is redefining advertising and turning heads with his digital displays

After reading a survey from the National Association of Realtors that found more than…

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On The Road Again

I’m interested in starting my own trucking company (contract carrier). I’ve been driving…

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