Black American Haves and Have Nots

A discussion examining the class-wars in the Black community with panelists David Dent, Tia…

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Eddie Levert The Family and The Singers

Eddie Levert, Sr. looks back on his singing career and the death of his son…

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Comedian Katt Williams

Comedian/Actor Katt Williams dishes on fame, family, and his dreams for the future.

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Ghetto Nation

Roundtable discussion on the hop topics of the day with political consultant Walter Fields, author…

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Percy Sutton & Dr. Roscoe Brown The Tuskegee Airmen

Percy Sutton, chair of the Inner City Broadcasting Corp. and Dr. Roscoe Brown Jr. Director…

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Police & the Black Community

A discussion on police brutality in the Black community with panelists Sen. Eric Adams,…

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The Race for the White House 2008

A special reporter’s roundtable examines the 2008 presidential candidates. Panelists include George Curry, Ron Allen,…

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Morris Chestnut & David E. Talbert Black Theatre & Perception

Actor Morris Chestnut and Playwright David E. Talbert discuss the perception of and growing love…

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Backtalk with Chris “Ludacris” Bridges

Chris “Ludacris” Bridges has evolved from rapper to philanthropist to social activist. He met with…

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South African Heights

Economic growth continues to inspire the travel experience

After my 15-hour intercontinental flight from Atlanta to Johannesburg, in Delta’s Business Elite class,…

By Sean Drakes

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Riding High

A music executive gets back in the saddle

As Jaylaan Llewellyn affectionately strokes and pats her horse’s mane, spectators understand that such…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Double Take

I’ve had an account with a credit card company since 1990. In September 2006,…

By Tanisha A. Sykes

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Prosper With Innovative Business Ideas

Website offers new twists on traditional ventures

It’s here. The panacea for idea-stumped entrepreneurs is gift-wrapped inside one booming Website (www.springwise.com).…

By Kimberly Hamilton-Wright

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Planning a budget-friendly vacation?

These tips will help you get there

Planning their annual family vacation is something DawnDenise and Douglas Capers III of White…

By Angela P. Moore-Thorpe

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Are you a smart and happy shopper?

A new approach to retail satisfaction

“I view shopping as a sport. I experience and enjoy some type of physical…

By Kimberly Hamilton-Wright

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Achievers Know Best

Invaluable strategies and wise words from those at the top

The path to success is not a secret. Those who have attained it are…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Now Read This: Creating Sticky Situations

The authors of 'Made to Stick' show how to find S.U.C.C.E.S.S. by knowing key elements of effective ideas

In Made To Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die (Random House; $24.95) authors…

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Admitting when you’re wrong

Telling colleagues you've made a mistake is sometimes the best course of action

At some point in their careers, Most people will have to figure out how…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Top 10 CITIES FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS 2007

Our Readers And Editors Select The Best Places In Which To Live, Work, And Play

For most, living the good life includes high-paying jobs, affordable homes, a vibrant social…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Bottoms Up!

With consumers craving soda substitutes, these entrepreneurs are serving up alternatives in the new-age beverage market:

For years, friends had raved about Calvita Frederick-Sowell’s homemade iced tea and urged her…

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Warning Signs

More than 40% of blacks suffer from a cardiovascular condition. Knowing the risk factors and treatment options could keep you from becoming a statistic.

When R&B singer Gerald Levert died from a heart attack last year at the…

By Denise A. Campbell Laidler

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It’s A Family Reunion!

Heres your guide to planning the perfect gathering

When it comes to negotiating million-dollar construction deals, C. David Moody Jr., president and…

By Leslie E. Royal

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Will You Outlive Your Savings

How to make sure you're setting an adequate goal

Ramona Henderson Pearson wants her family to join an exclusive club with 9 million…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Decision Time

Will Victoria Reddic be able to retire early and pay her daughter's college expenses?

Victoria Reddic is trying to avoid getting squeezed in a financial vise. The 50-year-old…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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A Handsome Reward

The Collins Family Completes Its Path To Financial Freedom

“We’re completing our journey from the pit to the palace,” says Samuel Collins III.…

By Laura Egodigwe

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O.K. in H.R.

I am a 31-year-old recent graduate with a bachelor’s in organizational studies, and I’m…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Out of the Corporate Closet

How African American gays and lesbians can gain ground in the workplace

When Melissa Theodore was looking for her first job out of college, she considered…

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Using the Network

A savvy professional understands how the right connections can lead to a corner

BE: You’ve been in a manufacturing role, moved into information systems, then finance. You…

By Laura Egodigwe

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P.C. Phone Home

What is Internet telephony and what does it mean for me? Won’t it leave…

By Dale Coachman

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Real life–online

SecondLife.com takes Net communities one step beyond

The line between the real world and the virtual one keeps getting harder to…

By Anthony Calypso

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The World of Wikis

Online community changes the way we manage information

When people hear the word wiki, they usually think of Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia…

By Fiona Haley

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Bring funky back … to the future

These speakers are small in size, big in sound

Justin Timberlake claims to be bringing “sexy” back, but JBL Inc. may have already…

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A New Vision Of Africa

Microsoft's chairman in Africa touts business opportunities on the continent

When talking about Africa, Cheick M. Diarra’s voice crackles with enthusiasm. He wants to…

By Anthony Calypso

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Above And Beyond

Dedicated and determined, this year's nominees are true models of success

The mark of a good entrepreneur is being able to succeed in the face…

By Stephanie Young

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Think Big

Capture top returns with these large-cap mutual funds

Large-cap stocks have spent the last several years playing catch-up with their more popular…

By Steve Garmhausen

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Creating a CD Ladder

I have a modest amount saved that I’d like to put to work by…

By Trevor Delaney

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Measuring fund Returns

Are you getting what you're paying for?

As an investor, “knowing what you don’t know” can be critical. But even if…

By Trevor Delaney

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Mortgage Crisis

Risky Home Loans Are Coming Home to Roost

They seemed like a godsend. As home prices went up and up during one…

By Chris Taylor

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Media Matters

A biotech pick infects Bernard Beal's portfolio

When Bernard Beal, CEO of New York-based investment bank M. R. Beal & Co.…

By Sherie Holder

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Keep An Eye On Oil

Calvin H. Baker offers a range of large- and mid-cap stocks

As a managing director and senior portfolio manager at Brown Capital Management Inc. (No.…

By Rhonda Reynolds

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LOSING THE WAR ON WEIGHT

Obesity rates growing for African Americans

African Americans are steadily growing around the waistline. According to the national report Health,…

By Mashaun D. Simon

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Icv Sells Hilsinger

Investment firm nets more than 30% return on sale

Three years after acquiring Hilsinger Holdings, a leading provider of optical and ophthalmic products,…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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‘N’ Word Means Divide and Conquer

Blacks debate whether the epithet should be stricken from use

The use of the word “nigger” has the black community divided between activists calling…

By Brenda Porter

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Ford’s Savvy Political Move

Former Rep. Harold E. Ford Jr. of Tennessee has moved into corporate America as…

By Kiara Ashanti

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Naacp President Resigns

Tension between Bruce Gordon and the organization's board led to departure

After 19 months on the job, Bruce S. Gordon, a 61-year-old retired Verizon executive,…

By George Alexander

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Granite Broadcasting Goes Bankrupt

One of the largest black-owned media broadcasting companies in the country, Granite Broadcasting Corp.…

By Glenn Townes

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Firms Create $42 Billion Company

Atlanta Life acquires Jackson Securities to increase investment offerings

The merger of two of the nation’s oldest black-owned financial services companies has created…

By Aisha I. Jefferson

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Will Presidential Debate Rise Above Race?

A candidate's color should have no bearing on his credentials

To win his party’s nomination, Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) will likely need to gain…

By George Alexander

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The New Great Migration

Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. These most basic and priceless birthrights of…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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