Inside the Super Bowl — Part 4

Advertisers Drop Major Cash

Major corporations are making big plays to score with viewers of this year’s Super Bowl…

By Alexis McCombs

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Blacks Still Reacting to Bush’s State of the Union Address

Many echoed the sentiment that the speech was rehashed

Reactions to President George W. Bush’s final State of the Union address have been mixed.…

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Crash Set to Land on TV

New series based on popular movie gets green light

New series based on popular movie gets green light

By George Alexander

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Driving the Green Movement Home

NFL star does his part to help the environment

NFL star does his part to help the environment

By Bridget McCrea

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A New Outlook

Microsoft Outlook is still hugely important

My name is Brent Leary and I am an addict — a BlackBerry and iPhone…

By Brent Leary

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Inside the Super Bowl — Part 3

Ad Spots a Win-Win for Everybody

Ad Spots a Win-Win for Everybody

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It’s a Buyer’s Market

For sports coupes, convertibles and trucks, there seems to be no shortage

For sports coupes, convertibles and trucks, there seems to be no shortage

By Jeff Fortson

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Tax Brackets

Economic growth plan requires reading between the lines

Economic growth plan requires reading between the lines

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Inside the Super Bowl — Part 2

The Perks of Hosting the Big Game

The Perks of Hosting the Super Bowl

By Alexis McCombs

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Lloyd Trotter of GE Leaving to Join Private Equity Firm

Will help GenNx360 Capital Partners build up its portfolio companies

E’s top-ranking African American executive, Vice Chairman Lloyd G. Trotter, 62, is closing the door…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Obama Wins South Carolina

Clintons smear campaign backfires

At the end of a week of heated exchanges, veiled racial comments, and charges of…

By Joyce Jones

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Inside the Super Bowl

How much does it cost the NFL to put on the big game?

How much does it cost the NFL to put on the big game?

By Alexis McCombs

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Magic Johnson Teams with Aetna

Alliance to help diverse urban communities with healthcare issues

Magic Johnson-Aetna alliance to help diverse urban communities with healthcare issues

By Aisha Sylvester

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Ruby Dee Gets Her First Oscar Nomination

The long-time actress is the only African American actor nominated this year

The long-time actress Ruby Dee is the only African American actor nominated this year.

By George Alexander

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Power Party

Black Enterprise celebrates boardroom power

The titans of corporate America came out to celebrate with BLACK ENTERPRISE as it launched…

By Nicole Marie Richardson

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Dirty Debate

Democratic candidates battle each other on a national stage

Democratic candidates battle each other on a national stage

By Joyce Jones

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Sorority Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Alpha Kappa Alpha gives $1 million to Howard University

Alpha Kappa Alpha gives $1 million to Howard University

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Seeds Of Change

Buying black farm products enriches the health and wealth of our community

Buying black farm products enriches the health and wealth of our community.

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Green Interests Growing

Black attitudes reflect increasing concern for the environment

Black attitudes reflect increasing concern for the environment.

By Brenda Porter

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The Barack Phenomenon, Pt. 3

Reporter’s Roundtable examines America’s readiness to elect U.S. Sen. Barack Obama as America’s first African…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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The Barack Phenomenon, Pt. 1

Reporter’s Roundtable examines America’s readiness to elect U.S. Sen. Barack Obama as America’s first African…

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The Barack Phenomenon, Pt. 2

Reporter’s Roundtable examines America’s readiness to elect U.S. Sen. Barack Obama as America’s first African…

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A Dismal Outlook

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

Survey reveals small businesses are doubtful about the nation’s economy.

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 the…

By Kaylyn Kendal Dines

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Environmental Awareness

Blacks Measure Up Favorably

When activist groups such as the Sierra Club and the World Wildlife Fund make news…

By Cliff Hocker

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Oprah Winfrey to Launch Television Channel

OWN is Primed for Success

Oprah Winfrey has teamed up with Discovery Communications to form her own television network called…

By George Alexander

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Bob Johnson’s New Liberia Venture

BET founder set to open luxury African hotel

BET founder set to open luxury African hotel

By Ann Brown

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Doug Banks Morning Show Ends

Pulled from syndication after 12-year run

After a nearly 12-year run, The Doug Banks Morning Show was pulled from syndication by…

By Ann Brown

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Outside the Bubble

Alternative financing options fuel real estate investor's success

Alternative financing options fuel real estate investor’s success

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Be Social!

Why sites such as MySpace are so darn popular

Why sites such as MySpace are so darn popular

By Brent Leary

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The Weekly Market Preview — 1/14/08

The Fall of the Titans

The moment of truth has arrived. Most of us in the investment community are looking…

By William E. Thompson

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A New FICO Scoring Model

Could it affect your score?

Fair Isaac Corp., creators of the FICO credit score, announced a new scoring model expected…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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African American Communities Walloped by Subprime Mortgage Disaster

Countless Families Face Impending Foreclosure

Lured by the idea of an easy transition from renter to homeowner, Natasha Layne purchased…

By Denise A. Campbell Laidler

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NAACP Image Award Nominations

Awards scheduled to air on Feb. 14

Nominations for the 39th NAACP Image Awards are out.

By George Alexander

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The Weekly Market Preview — 1/8/2008

All eyes on Fed Chairman Speech this Thursday

This week, I don’t think we’ll see any news or economic data that will help…

By William E. Thompson

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Black Enterprise Endorses Obama for President

Founder, Chairman & Publisher Earl G. Graves states his case

Earl G. Graves, Sr. unequivocally endorses Barack Obama to be the next president of the…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Why Are Small Businesses Still Without Web 2.0?

Traditional entrepreneurs are wary of new tech trends

Traditional entrepreneurs are wary of new tech trends

By Brent Leary

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Last Week in Brief — 1/4/2008

Key departures and financial woes rock institutions

Key departures and financial woes rock institutions

By Ann Brown

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Former Football Pro Closes Doors to Car Dealership

Lincoln-Mercury dealership of Aeneas Williams Automotive Group was performing poorly

Lincoln-Mercury dealership of Aeneas Williams Automotive Group was performing poorly

By Brenda Porter

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Why You Should See The Great Debaters

Star-powered film struggles to find an audience

In spite of the star power of Denzel Washington and the producing and marketing prowess…

By George Alexander

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PRWT Services Acquires Pharmaceutical Plant

Company to manufacture antibiotic ingredients for Merck

Philadelphia-based PRWT Services is expanding its reach with the acquisition of a chemical manufacturing plant…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Patti LaBelle Debuts Line of Wigs

Hopes the new hairdos will turn heads

Patti Labelle will introduce a new line of wigs in January from the Especially Yours…

By Brenda Porter

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Successful Business Bloggers

You can be one too when you use these tips

Many business people have made the decision to jump into blogging, yet have many questions…

By Brent Leary

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Channeling Better Images

How James Makawa is trying to change the face of Africa

Since 2005, The Africa Channel, the first American cable channel devoted to airing programming from…

By George Alexander

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Channeling Better Images

How James Makawa is trying to change the face of Africa

Since 2005, The Africa Channel, the first American cable channel devoted to airing programming from…

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Backtalk with Sheila Johnson

Oftentimes, the voices of those in need go unheard. But Sheila Johnson is listening.…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Tough Ride In Top Seat

From forced resignations to planned successions, CEO turnover remains high

In one week the number of black CEOs of the nation’s top publicly-traded companies…

By Cliff Hocker

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At&T tTo Acquire Black Telecom Firm

Former BE 100s company to maintain staffing and recruiting business

ChaseCom L.P., a Houston-based telecommunications company that once ranked among the be 100s, signed…

By Alan Hughes

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Lee-Chin Sells Wealth Management Co.

Billionaire shifts investments to the Caribbean

Michael Lee-Chin often applies the words of a Canadian proverb to investing. “To be…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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On The Green

Sheila Johnson adds $35 million golf resort to her expanding portfolio

Sheila JohnSON, CEO of Salamander Hospitality L.L.C., is making history with the $35 million…

By Donna M. Owens

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SBA Makes Reforms to Federal Government Contracting

Agency creates recertification regulations that may affect black businesses

The U.S. Small Business Administration is now requiring that small businesses recertify their size…

By Alexis McCombs

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Still Unprepared For Natural Disasters

Blacks more likely to be affected and less prepared

It appears that recent natural disasters such as the California wild fires and Hurricane…

By Alexis McCombs

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Looking For Values

The housing slump has beaten up some stocks unfairly. Take a look before they rebound.

As some of the major financial institutions on Wall Street post billion-dollar losses and…

By Charles Keenan

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Retirement In Black And White

We all need to help close the racial wealth gap in America

The headline from the latest Ariel-Schwab Black Investor Survey is that blacks are moving…

By Mellody Hobson

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Money In The Middle

Eric McKissack says investors shouldnt overlook mid-cap stocks

Stock markets and families may have more in common than meets the eye. In…

By James A. Anderson

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Bad Time For Banking

Raymond Stewarts portfolio takes a hit

Who knew? At the time Raymond Stewart, president and chief investment officer of RASARA…

By Steve Garmhausen

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Protect Your Assets

I have several rental properties in my name. Should I incorporate or get an…

By Trevor Delaney

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Keeping It Green

Urban planner uses business to push her environmental ideals

For many entrepreneurs, the No. 1 concern is adding clients at any cost. But…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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A Piece Of The Action

To attract top chefs to his sushi restaurant, this entrepreneur used equity as an incentive

André Williams was in a tight spot. While working for a large software company…

By Alan Hughes

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With A Smile

Customer service affects every aspect of your business

Providing an excellent consumer experience is essential to building and maintaining a thriving business.…

By Ayana Dixon

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Virtual Vision

I’m looking to start an online business. I already have a business plan, but…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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A Community Affair

Jason Knight helps members manage their finances

When Jason Knight went looking for solutions TO get out of debt, he instead…

By Anthony Calypso

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Touch And Go

The HTC Touch smartphone has been called any number of names since it was…

By Anthony Calypso

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Master P Makes It Happen

Percy “Master P” Miller has been named president of Udub Music, Urban World Wireless’…

By Dale Coachman

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The ‘In-Crowd’ Online

Professionals take networking to new levels

Whatever your interests, on the Internet you’re guaranteed to find a network of people…

By Alwin Jones

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Happy Blogging

I want to set up a Website and start a blog, too, but I…

By Dale Coachman

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Politically Correct

By George Alexander

Name DeDe Lea
Title: Executive Vice President, Government Affairs, Viacom Inc.
Location: New York, NY
Age: 43
Power…

By George Alexander

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Achieving Greatness

“Mediocrity has no place in business,” insists Randal Pinkett, 2005 winner of the NBC…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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Starting on the Right Foot

I am 28 years old and less than a year away from obtaining a…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Strength In Numbers

No one can dispute that African Americans represent an influential demographic that drives style…

By Aisha Sylvester

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Job Search Made Easy

When the partners of the executive search firm The Marquin Group decided to create…

By Aisha Sylvester

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What’s The Black Travel Market Worth?

The African American market is one of the top three fastest growing markets in…

By Aisha Sylvester

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Don’t Lie To Me

Dishonesty can ruin professional and personal relationships

“Lying proved to be one of the worst coping mechanisms I’ve ever chosen,” says…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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Before You Hit Send

Crafting workplace e-mails to avoid mishaps

A decade ago, Barbara Pachter told students, “E-mail is a word document that can…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Giving Your All

I am the mother of two boys; one is autistic. Although I work full…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Get Fit On A Dime

Resolve to be healthyand wealthythis New Year

Nearly 43 million people are members of health clubs across the United States, according…

By Angela P. Moore-Thorpe

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Jump Ship On Your Wireless Contract

Leave your cell phone carrier without paying a fee

The cell phone industry tops the Better Business Bureau’s consumer complaint list with more…

By Nicole Norfleet

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Banking Blues

I’m worried about my FICO score. I opened and then closed two checking accounts…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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No Straight Lines

How video visionary Julien "Little X" Lutz creates his images

He doesn’t have clear recollection, but his mother says he’s been drawing since the…

By Sonia Alleyne

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A Winter Tune Up

Recommendations to help you de-stress from holiday pressures

After the deadlines, budgets, and even the seasonal celebrations, it’s time to start the…

By Michael Andre Adams

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Leaving A Legacy

Patricia latimore and Bourdi Apreala build a comprehensive estate plan

It took a parent’s medical crisis to prompt Patricia Latimore and her husband, Bourdi…

By Cliff Hocker

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Where Did It All Go?

Nancy Nealious made some missteps in managing an inheritance

Nancy Nealious has been through a lot in a short time—and it’s taken a…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash

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The Next Generation

African Americans are _successfully launching _businesses earlier in life. Here are some who are _making strides in their _industries.

Who’s waiting around to grow up? Now more than ever, age is becoming less…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Get the RightMix

Stabilize your portfolio and make money in bonds, real estate, and gold

“It’s time for a change.” As the calendar turns to 2008, it’s more than…

By James A. Anderson

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Why Barack Obama Should Be President

Six reasons america will elect him to the white house

Roughly 9,000 Democrats pack into Veterans Memorial Auditorium on a chilly mid-November night in Des…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Editors

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Opportunity Investing

Africa, megacaps may offer a great balance of risk and reward

The emerging markets in Africa and the Middle East have too often been synonymous…

By Steve Garmhausen

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Without Consent

Compensation sought for victims of North Carolinas sterilization program

When Mary English, of Fayetteville, North Carolina, was 22, a routine trip to the…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Barack Obama for President

No one asked if America was ready to see a black man in Major…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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