Love, Marriage & Finances

Sharon Epperson helps us take a look at how newlyweds can get their financial house…

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Jimmy Lee Solomon

Jimmy Lee Solomon, Executive Vice President, Operations, Major League Baseball (MLB).

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Flights with a Private Jet

The savvy businessperson travels in style with Marquis Jets.

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The Black Teacher Shortage

A discussion on the need for more Black male educators in our nation’s classrooms…

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Tracey Edmonds takes on Hollywood

Tracey Edmonds, chief operating officer of Our Stories Films, talks about growing up, her career…

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NAACP’s Lawsuit Against Financial Companies

We discuss the NAACP’s lawsuit against financial companies that engaged in subprime lending practices with…

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Toy Story

Sherice Torres, SVP, Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products, manages the third largest licensing business in…

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Hot Destination Vacations

Hot Vaction Destinations, such as Venice Simplon Orient Express, Regent Seven Seas Cruise Ship, Four…

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Challenges of Growing Up in the 21st Century

A look at the challenges of 21st Century teenagers with panelists Gregory Hope, Jenny Wright,…

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Don Cheadle How Africa & Movies Changed his Life

Actor, Activist and Author Don Cheadle talks about his movies and his passion to end…

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Victims of Subprime Lending

Homeowner Victoria Johnson suddenly discovered she’d been a victim of subprime lending.

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Banking on Our Community

Deborah C. Wright, Chairman, President/CEO, Carver Federal Savings Bank discusses how the Harlem-based bank…

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Business Dinner Etiquette

The Do’s and Don’ts of conducting business at dinner with etiquette coach Angelo Ellerbee.

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Violence in the Black Community

A look at how community activists are combating crime in Black communities with panelists…

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Hill Harper Saving Young Black Men

Hill Harper tackles the growing rate of violence in the black community. He notes…

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For Better Or Worse

Use caution when enlisting others to help execute your dream

Everyone knows it takes people to make things happen. On the other hand, sharing…

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How to Create A Fortune From Scratch

Tales and tactics from an entrepreneur's life of winning deals

“I came from what most people would describe as a middle-class home, an only…

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Battle For Minimum Weight

What an increasing waistline means for your health

Caught up in the frenetic grind of her fashion industry job, Allison Ferrell, 41,…

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10 Ways to Get Your Financial House in Order

Want to seize control of your finances, once and for all? Here are some powerful steps to get you there.

It was about a year ago that Leo Clark decided he finally had enough.…

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Life Lessons

Jerry Jude Faces The Challenge of raising a special-needs child on his own

Darrius Jude may be only 7 years old, but he’s a teacher. And he’s…

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Fashion Forward

Lauren "Daisy" Lewellyn takes the next step in her career

The competition was tough. Last year, Lauren “Daisy” Lewellyn beat out thousands of applicants…

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A Gray Matter

I am a 54-year-old black American male who retired from the U.S. Army after…

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Stand Out And Deliver

How to develop your personal brand

In a rainy Wednesday morning, Lisa Ellis, executive vice president at Sony Music Label…

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Geography Lessons

International business programs to prepare you for work abroad

Roosevelt Dillard’s career has taken him a long way from his hometown of Detroit.…

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Culture Cues

A company officer provides clues to the corporate landscape

How can professionals discern the truth about a company’s culture?
The best way I’ve found to…

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What’s Next?

I’ve done everything I needed to get my business online. I have a Website…

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Grab and go

This mobile scanner offers color at just 2 ounces

Let’s be honest, pen-style portable scanners have always been a bit of a hit-or-miss…

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40 Best Companies For Diversity

In our third annual survey, we focus on supplier diversity and senior management representation -- how much companies spend with black suppliers and who they let into the corporate suite

Corporations have come a long way from posing questions about the relevance of diversity.…

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Backtalk with Katt Williams

Although he stands at only 5’5″, Katt Williams is steadily becoming a comedian of gigantic…

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Spanish Quarters

Paradores offer alternative accommodations--and maybe even a history lesson

Arriving at the courtyard entrance of the four-star Parador de Chinchón, a 17th-century…

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Summer Social

Two entertaining gurus guide us on hosting polished and festive soirees

A gathering of colleagues and clients doesn’t have to be a painstaking task. Of…

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How Sweet It Is

Bill Sands' high-end chocolate treats

Chocolate. For most of us it’s an irresistible pleasure. But for Bill Sands,…

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Credit Score Ups And Downs

I recently opened two credit card accounts with zero interest rates to do…

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Fireproof Your Clothes Dryer

The U.S. Fire Administration reports that clothes dryers cause more than 15,000 fires…

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Keeping Kids Safe

Websites offer tools and information to shield children from sex offenders

It takes a virtual village to raise a child, as several Websites make…

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Consumer Complaints 101

How to make sure you are effectively heard

After spending all day in the airport waiting for her flight to take off…

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Keeping Consumers Out Of The Dark

Residential generators provide power in a pinch

Any homeowner who’s been hit by a lengthy power outage knows the inconvenience of…

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It Pays To Have Good Credit

A high score has more advantages than you think

Nowelle Weatherspoon’s high credit score of 790 paid off in a big way when…

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Wanting To Help

I am a makeup artist and hair stylist with three children and a…

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Seeking Summer Synergy

These motivational items will help refresh your spirit

Most of us look forward to the lazy days of summer as a…

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Unearthing A Lost History

Ancestry.com helps make the past more accessible

African Americans are uncovering new facets in their personal family narratives by using the…

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The World at Home

Entrepreneur offers American technological know-how to the global marketplace

When Valarie King-Bailey heard that her job in corporate America was going to…

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Know Your Plan

I have been in business for almost three years. To expand, I know…

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Virtual Bliss

Couple start their life together by creating a Website for brides of color

As with most brides-to-be, Kesha Monk was on a mission to create her…

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A New Kind Of Hookup

Using social networking Websites to fill your company's ranks

Most people are familiar with social networking Websites like MySpace.com and Match.com. The sites,…

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Partnering For Profit

Regional companies band together to build a national platform

Every business owner wants to be certain that his or her operations are as…

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A Noble Approach

A multimillion-dollar contract put William Parrish's construction firm on solid financial ground

William Parrish knows how to strategize and play the corporate game with the best…

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Getting Started Online

I’m interested in online trading, but I’m not sure how to begin. Do…

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Understanding Earnings Season

How to make sense of the quarterly numbers

It’s that time of year again: earnings season. It’s a time when Wall…

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Broken Promises

Pension plans are disappearing, so take control of your retirement plan

Despite all the publicity surrounding the housing bubble and the subprime mortgage market, there…

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Heart Problems

A costly acquisition weighs down Michael Manns' portfolio

The idea that companies have to spend money in order to make money…

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Open For Business

Gerald Loftin says don't fret about market volatility, just start investing

Forget investing trends, and ignore the market’s twists and turns. That might seem like…

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Room For Returns

With strong demand for hotel space and limited supply, more profits may flow into shareholders' pockets

As the treasurer of Sisters Investing Seriously, an investment club with 22 members, Delores…

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Homeroom Has New Meaning

African American parents fed up with traditional education turn to homeschooling

More African American parents are homeschooling their kids today than ever before, according…

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Girl Power

Rev. Run's daughters introduce new line of footwear

Designing is in the genes for Angela and Vanessa Simmons, daughters of Joseph…

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America’s No. 1 Cuban Import

Blacks go to medical school abroad and return to the U.S. to practice

Blacks go to medical school abroad and return to the U.S. to practice
eon Daniels…

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Franchise Rule Upgrade

New rules allow for disclosure compliance via the Web

The franchise industry has just been ushered into the 21st century by the…

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Justice May Come

FBI investigates 100 civil rights-era cases

Maceo Snipes, a black war veteran, was killed in 1946 when a carload…

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Republicans Not Courting Our Vote

The beleaguered party's damage-control strategy doesn't appear to include reaching out to blacks

Republican presidential candidates, led by Rudy Giuliani, Mitt Romney, and John McCain, are bearing…

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Carter Brothers Buys Alarm Business

Atlanta-based electronic security and fire alarm company Carter Brothers L.L.C. (No. 74 on…

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Legend Of Business

Earl Graves inducted into Junior Achievement's U.S. Business Hall of Fame

Earl G. Graves Sr., founder, chairman, and publisher of BLACK ENTERPRISE magazine, recently…

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Rich in Translation

Steve Stoute involved in a lucrative deal to sell Translation to IPG

The company founded by Steve Stoute, the consumer marketing whiz who created McDonald’s…

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