Diversity in Hollywood

A discussion examining diversity in television with panelists Mara Brock Akil, Creator/ Executive Producer, “Girlfriends”…


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Ludacris talks his Career and Hip Hop

Actor and Rapper Ludacris discusses the music charts, awards, and controversy with Hip Hop.



Top 50 Power Brokers in Hollywood

These luminaries wield unprecedented clout in film and television

From media titan Oprah Winfrey to megastar Will Smith, powerful forces in Hollywood are controlling…

By Nicole Marie Richardson

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Profiting From Consumer Behavior

Data mining helps businesses make more money by predicting the spending habits of their customers

Richard Mouser was watching his company go slowly down the drain. Mr. Waterfilter (www.mrwaterfilter.com),…

By Dale Coachman


Results Count

Through team-building and intelligient risk-taking, CEO Adriane Brown drives the $4.5 billion Honeywell Transportation Systems to global dominance

In each Honeywell division she has managed, Brown’s practices have lit the spark for…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash


Time Out

Debra Sandler left her company to raise her child. Like many female professionals, she discovered that returning to the job market is hard work.

At 37, Debra Sandler had grown to believe that she had her career under…

By Tennille M. Robinson


I’m Home!

Helen Flowers is the 2006 winner of the BLACK ENTERPRISE Own Your First Home Contest

An elated Helen Flowers listened with an unmistakable exuberance as Earl G. Graves Sr.,…

By Tanisha A. Sykes


Bounding Back

The Raines family is working diligently to improve their credit scores and buy their first home

You don’t have to tell April and Gabriel Raines that financial missteps can have…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash


Hirtting Her Target

Diane Fenderson is on track to maintain her lifestyle when she retires

Diane Fenderson is certain about one thing: She won’t be joining the legions of…

By Trevor Delaney


Truly Timeless

James R. Kelly III watches time in style

James R. Kelly III started collecting limited-edition timepieces in 1988 for two reasons: They…

By Sean Drakes


Here Comes the Bride

Mark Ingram offers a full-service boutique

It should be the first stop for the bride-to-be seeking to create a signature…

By Denise A. Campbell Laidler


The Never-Ending Account

I had an account with a credit card company and was not happy with…

By Tanisha A. Sykes


Hassle-Free Hotel Stay

A simple phone call can save you time and money

Today’s busy traveler is looking for higher-quality hotels than in years past, and hoteliers…

By Stephanie Young


House Swap

Home exchange programs allow you to see the world on a budget

If you’ve ever planned a vacation, you know costs can add up. But thanks…

By Tamara E. Holmes


Home Improvements Gone Wrong?

Here's what you can do to get your project done right

Have you hired a contractor to do some home improvements, but after careful inspection,…

By Angela P. Moore-Thorpe


Finding Your Way

I’m 22 and need help finding myself. I was laid off from a job…

By Tennille M. Robinson


All In A Day’s Work

Balance the life you lead by finding time for yourself

Americans spend more time working than Western Europeans, according to the 2005 study Work…

By Angela P. Moore-Thorpe



Keep naysayers at bay while chasing your gut aspirations

Only 26 credits shy of an engineering degree from the University of Maryland, Bruce…

By Lisa Goodnight


Getting to CPA

I am a 33-year old accounting major, with the goal of becoming a CPA.…

By Sonia Alleyne


Doing The Right Thing

The importance of maintaining integrity in the workplace

In light of recent news reports suggesting that pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly downplayed the…

By Keisha Anderson


Learning The Political Game

The Iraqi war, the tsunami, and Hurricane Katrina each took their toll on the…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard


Survivor Instinct

How a strategic executive read all the corporate signs—and played her vantage points

Name Kimberly Davis
Title Senior Vice President, Global Philanthropy, JPMorganChase and president of the JPMorganChase…

By Laura Egodigwe



My sister loves to read books. I want to buy her an e-book as…

By James C. Johnson


Windows Vista

Seven good reasons for upgrading to Microsoft's new operating system

After performing a hands-on analysis of Windows Vista, I’m happy to report that Microsoft’s…

By James C. Johnson


Tapping Into Youtube

As more people watch and share online videos, YouTube is empowering entrepreneurs to become the broadcasters of tomorrow

In a world where marketing opportunities abound, savvy business owners are always looking for…

By Fiona Haley


Make Money the E-Marketing Way!

We'll show you how to generate quick cash, from using your e-mail signature to pushing products on MySpace.com

Mel Hopkins knew she would have to get creative when marketing her new supernatural…

By Sandra Beckwith


Mission Possible

Claudia Alexander has high hopes for the future of the space program

As the project manager and project scientist for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Claudia J.…

By Bridget McCrea


Becoming a Car Consultant

I’m thinking of starting my own consulting business in order to help people save…

By James C. Johnson


Hiring Down, Salaries Up

Small businesses rely on creative strategies while adjusting to 2006 trends

For the small-business economy, last year ended on a mixed note with hiring down…

By Robert Janis


Biblical Superheroes

Artist joins Christian media firm to launch a line of faith-based comic books

Count on two things that will make Michael Davis smile: Christmas and comic books.…

By Stacy Gilliam


Bid For Power

Detroit Electrical Services overcomes growing pains to snag larger contracts

When the request for proposal from DetroiT Water and Sewerage Department crossed Brian Rhodes’…

By Bridget McCrea


Paying Off Credit Card Debt

I’m a young, single, recent college graduate and I am saving up for a…

By Carolyn M. Brown


Good News For First-Timers

Across the nation, home buying programs help families live their dreams

Who says a lack of funds or bad credit means you can’t purchase the…

By Lynnette Khalfani-Cox


Beyond U.S. Shores

Foreign funds continue to outpace their domestic counterparts

Investors who have gone offshore have been on-target. For the last five years through…

By Donald Jay Korn


Fundamental Gains

Exploiting mispriced growth opportunities paid off for Tedd Alexander

Discipline over emotion” is the creed at Baltimore-based Credo Capital Management L.L.C. Its analysis…

By Nicole Lewis


The Price is Right

Terry Bedford's approach weighs in price action and stock market dynamics

Technical analysis and stock market dynamics guide the investment approach of Bedford & Associates…

By Nicole Lewis


Risky Business

At-risk behavior dropping among black teens

Fewer black U.S. high school students are engaging in certain risky behaviors compared with…

By Mashaun D. Simon


Millennium Digital Media loses black ownership

St. Louis-based cable television and telecommuni- cations provider Millennium Digital Media (No. 41 on…

By Glenn Townes


What’s China’s Investment in Africa?

Many African nations provide access to natural resources and little foreign competition

From China’s rising political influence to its dramatic economic growth, many are closely watching the…

By Toya Marks


Entrepreneurs Buy Up Broadcast Market

Roberts Brothers set precedent with purchase of two radio stations in Mississippi

Brothers Michael Roberts Sr. and Steven Roberts Sr. expanded their St. Louis-based business empire…

By Glenn Townes


Will Black Firms Get A Bite Of The Big Apple?

Programs seek to ensure minority participation in New York City construction boom

In the next five to seven years, more than $100billion in government and private…

By Mashaun D. Simon


Another Win For The House

Don H. Barden made history in December 2001 when he became the first African…

By Alan Hughes


Good Chemistry

Mays Chemical and Chemico Systems strike lucrative partnership

Responding to the continued changes in the American automotive market, Bill Mays, CEO of…

By Alan Hughes


B. Smith Sells Brands

Products boosted by affiliation with lifestyle maven

Not only has Barbara Smith, 57, proved to be a successful model, restaurant…

By Tamara E. Holmes


Backtalk with Tommy Davidson

Tommy Davidson charmed us in the early 1990s as one of the original cast members…

By Kenneth Meeks


We Believe In You

As a potential homeowner, Helen Flowers seemed to have everything against her. Married at…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.