Members of the Board, Pt. 1

On-location from the Black Corporate Directors Conference, where high-level business leaders and corporate board members…

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Members of the Board, Pt. 3

On-location from the Black Corporate Directors Conference, where high-level business leaders and corporate board members…

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Members of the Board, Pt. 2

On-location from the Black Corporate Directors Conference, where high-level business leaders and corporate board members…

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Lessons on The Green

Lesson on doing business deals on the golf course with PGA professional personal coach Rodney…

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Our World Year in Review

A look back on the first year of Our World with Black Enterprise in this…

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The Best of Season 1 Headliners

A look back at the headliners of Our World’s inaugural season.

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Financial Fitness Contest Winner No. 84

Richard Mcfarlane and Jennifer Little prepare to create a joint financial plan

Jennifer Little is a go-getter. But right now, even she admits that she’s pushing…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash

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Don’t panic

My husband and I both have a 401(k) and we were thinking about borrowing…

By Trevor Delaney

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Target Date Funds

Is there such a thing as a worry-free investment?

Some folks love to fuss over their retirement nest eggs. They follow the stock…

By Steve Garmhausen

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A Full-Bodied Plan

How one Atlanta doctor is making sure her retirement dreams become reality

When it comes to wine, Kamela Coleman likes fruity and sweet, something along the…

By Ilana Polyak

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Material gains

Copper pays off for Terry Bedford

So much for a 12-month price target. Back in our March issue, Terry Bedford,…

By Evan Mynatt

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World Explorer

Portfolio manager Marcus L. Smith has a method to selecting stocks from around the globe

Dow crosses 14,000.” “Nasdaq hits six-year high.” Lately it would be hard to say…

By James A. Anderson

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Pay Me Now

Dividend-paying stocks can help protect your porfolio if the market takes a turn

The occasional road bump is to be expected, and that’s exactly what investors have…

By Rhonda Reynolds

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Backtalk with Barrington Irving

On June 27, two world records were set in the field of aviation: For the…

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Tech Town

Tearsa Smith sees a renaissance in Knoxville

Charming and quaint with a population estimated at approximately 182,000, Knoxville, Tennessee, is noted…

By Sean Drakes

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The Luxe Shop

Stylist Misa Hylton opens a high-fashion boutique online

Celebrity stylist Misa Hylton never wanted just a fashion e-commerce business; she wanted a…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Credit And Foreclosure

I bought a house a year ago. My tenants stopped paying rent and now…

By Tanisha A. Sykes

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¿Hablas Español? Parléz Vous Français?

Link online to free language courses worldwide

Maybe you have always wanted to learn a foreign language but haven’t had the…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Is Your Cell Phone Costing Too Much–Abroad?

It took you a year to plan and budget for that breathtaking and relaxing…

By Siobhan Leftwich

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Cut Costs At The Pump

To their surprise, many drivers nationwide were still paying more than $3 for a…

By Siobhan Leftwich

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Prioritize Your Debts

Is your debt load weighing you down? Don’t despair. Bankrate.com’s pay-down debt adviser calculator…

By Siobhan Leftwich

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5 Ways To Kill Your Credit

How you handle your credit is more critical than you may realize.

Your credit score, which ranges from 300 to 850, not only affects your ability…

By Siobhan Leftwich

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The Pretenders

Could someone be using your child's identity? Find out before it's too late.

Imagine that your precious 10-year-old daughter has half a dozen credit cards with charges…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Inspiring Others

Throughout my life, people have told me that I write the most inspiring letters…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Throwing In The Towel

Sometimes quitting is synonymous with success

“Given the paper’s limited means, there was nothing else I could do to further…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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Bringing the Sizzle Back to McDonald’s

Donald Thompson worked his way up the fast-food giants ladder to become one of its highest-ranking executives

Don Thompson is the star of the show. At McDonald’s annual Managers Peak Experience in…

By Alan Hughes

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The emotional side of money

Understanding one of the most important relationships in your life: the one between you and your money

Our emotions determine our -financial success or failure. This is the guiding principle examined…

By Alvin Hall

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Extraordinary Products in a Growing Market

Nanotechnology promises revolutionary applications for everything from pain
relievers to self-cleaning windows

Entrepreneurs Rasheen Smith and Bejan Esmaili had a million-dollar idea that began brewing in…

By Ericka Blount

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Getting on the Franchise FAST TRACK

Five sectors that place you in the drivers seat

Let’s face it: we all want to win, to be the first to greet…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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A New Path

Pamela Turner Strikes Out On Her Own And Takes Control Of Her Retirement: Planning

Pamela Turner had a decision to make. Last summer, working as a project manager…

By Glenn Townes

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More than research

I’ve been asked to research employee development and succession planning and present the findings…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Work Enhancements

How certification increases your professional worth

Just months after graduating with a degree in accounting, Nigel Franklyn dove back into…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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Learn To Lead

If it’s true that leaders are made and not born, then Denyvetta Davis believes…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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Quality Control

A retail professional finds her niche behind the seams

What does your job at Abercrombie & Fitch entail?
I manage a team of quality…

By Laura Egodigwe

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Online Security

I know online backup companies have been around for a while, but I still…

By Dale Coachman

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Let’s Get Clicking

Kodak’s EasyShare V1003 is a fashionista’s dream with its cute, slim, eye-catching design in…

By Dale Coachman

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Together at last

New tools unify e-mail and phone services

In an age when the average American has at least two phone numbers, the…

By Fiona Haley

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A Clear View

Michael Jones ensures NASA and law enforcement get the picture

With its product on the nose of a NASA spacecraft, the sky is literally…

By Sandra Beckwith

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Working From Home

Do you know anything about those work-from-home jobs on the Internet? My friend signed…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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A Dismal Outlook

Survey reveals small businesses are doubtful about the nation's economy

A recent study sponsored by the National Small Business Association revealed that small-business owners…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Office Watch

Deciding to install computer-monitoring software is no longer a tricky decision

Big Brother may be watching. To increase employee productivity and combat online loafing in…

By Kaylyn Kendal Dines

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Making The Grade

Test-prep company helps students score big

Each year, thousands of prospective post-secondary students take entrance exams–ACT, SAT, GRE, GMAT, and…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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What Is It Worth To You?

Blacks pay the consequences of smoking in more ways than one

The No. 1 threat to African Americans is not HIV/AIDS, murder, or drug and…

By Tara Walker

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Louisiana Congressman Indicted

Faces 200 years on fraud and conspiracy charges

In early June, the Department of Justice brought federal charges against Rep. William Jefferson,…

By Anthony Calypso

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Peebles to Break Ground in Sin City

But $2.5 billion Las Vegas complex will not host gaming

R. Donahue Peebles is spending $1.6 billion to build Las Palmas, a new Las…

By Cliff Hocker

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A $16 Million Win For The Little Guy

Grocery store owner defeats major wholesaler

Jonathan F. “Johnny” Johnson, owner of the Community Pride supermarket chain, may have fallen…

By Cliff Hocker

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Takeover Of Independence Bank

White shareholder holds the future for institution

The days of Independence Federal Savings Bank (No. 14 on the BE BANKS list…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Fight over school segregation intensifies

New Supreme Court integration ruling another blow to 1954 Brown ruling

In June, in a ruling that the NAACP Legal Defense Fund said was an…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Declaring War On Mediocrity

Not so long ago, black parents drilled into their children the importance of pursuing…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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