Business Without Boundaries

An overseas partner can lead to success in the global market

American companies are doing more business overseas–they’re selling to customers in foreign countries, outsourcing their…

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A Cheerleader for Team Green

Leonard Robinson helps industries become eco-friendly

Leonard Robinson helps industries become eco-friendly.

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Pullman Porters: Ambassadors of Railroad’s Golden Era

Distinguished men who made train travel a classy affair

Pullman porters, who wore dignified uniforms, traveled cross country, and met celebrities and dignitaries, seemed…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Dre’s Day in Court

Rapper Fights for Copyrights, Royalties

Andre Young, better known as rapper-producer Dr. Dre, is seeking restitution for unpaid royalties, the…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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After the Storm

New Orleans-based bank emerging strong post--Hurricane Katrina

Three years ago, Liberty Bank and Trust Co. (No. 8 on the BE BANKS list…

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The Big Push Overseas

These programs offer the best in international education

It’s becoming increasingly apparent that to succeed in corporate America, you may have to go…

By Kingsley Kanu Jr.

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Is the DVD Format War Over?

Blu-ray declares victory over HD DVD

Among the technologies that were battling to become the industry standard in the multibillion-dollar home…

By Anthony Calypso

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Win Friends and Influence People, Version 2.0

Dale Carnegies principles translate to the digital world

Over the last several months the question I get asked more than any other is…

By Brent Leary

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Getting Inside Customer’s Heads

Five market research strategies that will give your business an edge

Market research–the process of gathering, analyzing, and interpreting information about a market; a product or…

By Bridget McCrea

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Bill Cosby and Alvin F. Poussaint Restoring Hope Pt. 2

Bill Cosby and Alvin F. Poussaint, authors of “Come On People: On the Path from…

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RLJ Development Checks Out, Cashes In

Company sells hotel real estate for nearly $900 million in deal with Inland Real Estate Group

BET founder Robert L. Johnson’s real estate investment company, RLJ Development L.L.C. (No. 8 on…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Damon Wayans to Launch Web Comedy Show

Collaboration with YouTube to showcase rising comedic stars

The name Wayans has long been associated with anything funny. So the fact that earlier…

By George Alexander

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Inspiring the Masses

Eco group leader wants to bring blacks into the green

When it comes to America’s reliance on foreign oil, Jerome Ringo likens his mission to…

By Bridget McCrea

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Oprah Store is Open for Business

Media mogul enters the retail arena with Chicago store

If you like Oprah Winfrey’s “Favorite Things” you can now buy them in a store…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Four Days of Empowerment

Sheila Johnson, Ruby Dee Davis, others share wisdom at Women of Power Summit

Sheila Johnson, Ruby Dee Davis, and others share wisdom at Women of Power Summit.

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BE’s Top 20 Month-End Auto Deals

Fuel prices, slow sales mean deep discounts for consumers

Today’s gas prices have almost tripled since 2001, when automakers delivered 631,632 full-size SUVs. And…

By Jeff Fortson

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Obama’s Momentum Continues

Could senators historic run lead to nomination?

While the issues regarding the superdelegates and the Florida and Michigan primaries must still be…

By Hamil R. Harris

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Networking 1.0 Tools for the Solopreneur

Social media is nice, but nothing beats pressing the flesh

Social media is nice, but nothing beats pressing the flesh

By Brent Leary

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Discovering Y-O-U

Learn how to hone your power and strengths within

“You must take risks—everyday and every hour,” asserts Audrey Smaltz, founder and CEO of The…

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M&F Bancorp Acquires Mutual Community Savings

Chairman eyes other buyout deals in the southeast

Hot on the heels of the pending acquisition of Mutual Community Savings Bank Inc. (MCSB)…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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My Manager’s Tool Box

Finding motivation and momentum in management

One Father’s Day, I bought my dad a golf-themed picture frame that says, “To the…

By Alisa Gumbs

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Johnnetta Cole Shares “The Noah Principles” at the Women of Power Summit

In 2008, Johnnetta B. Cole addressed the third annual Women of Power Summit in La…

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Open Wide… And Relax!

A new trend within the dentist industry, spa treatments and a teeth cleaning.

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Children, Money and Early Financial Literacy

Importance of teaching financial literacy to children.

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Business Report

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Shirley Bridges

Shirley Bridges, CEO, Delta Technology, discusses how Delta Airlines is applying new technology to keep…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Business Report

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Bill Cosby and Alvin F. Poussaint Restoring Hope Pt. 1

Bill Cosby and Alvin F. Poussaint, authors of “Come On People: On the Path…

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Something to Think About

Trusting your instincts, branding your best

If yesterday was about awe, today was about reflection. In our first full day of…

By Alisa Gumbs

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MTV President Exits Post

After 17 years, Christina Norman leaves the youth-oriented network

After 17 years with MTV Networks, the parent company of MTV, BET, VH1, and Nickelodeon,…

By Alexis McCombs

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Dow Changes on the Horizon

Index adds financial and energy companies

Beginning Feb. 19, 2008, The Dow Jones Industrial Average will open with two new component…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Writers’ Strike Comes to an End

Several programs to be axed as a result

After more than three months of a work stoppage that is estimated to have cost…

By George Alexander

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Triumphs, Travails, Strength and Struggles

Black Enterprise's managing editor shares a first

This is my first Women of Power Summit, but my expectations are high. For the…

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Women’s Conference Commences

BE�s Women of Power Summit kicks off in Palm Springs

The third annual Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit, hosted by State Farm is upon…

By Aisha Sylvester

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How Will You Power Forward?

Learning the keys to elevate to the next level

I could not sleep the night before I caught my flight for Palm Springs. Part…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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MV Transportation Plans Layoffs

Company says 178 employees will be released

MV Transportation Inc. (No. 10 on the BE INDUSTRIAL/SERVICE 100 list with $430.5 million in…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Seeing Green under a Different Light

The National Conference of Black Mayors oppose stricter clean air standards

Environmentalists claim that the National Conference of Black Mayors is trading the health of their…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Web 2.0 Success Stories

How entrepreneurs used social media to earn thousands for their business dreams

How entrepreneurs used social media to earn thousands for their business dreams

By Brent Leary

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A Green Valentine’s Day Guide

Gift ideas to turn this special day from red to green

Gift ideas to turn this special day from red to green

By Erinn R. Johnson

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Surviving a Layoff

A step-by-step guide to get you back on your feet and back to work

A step-by-step guide to get you back on your feet and back to work

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Sail Fast

Yachtsman Neal Petersens solo acts at sea

To build a superior racing yacht and retain a stellar team to compete in the…

By Sean Drakes

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Richard Parsons

Richard Parsons, Chairman, Time Warner, discusses the nature of corporate boards and its relationship to…

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Corporate Governance Discussion Part 3

Roundtable discussion looks at corporate governance with corporate board members Vernon Jordan, senior managing director…

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Corporate Governance Discussion Part 2

Roundtable discussion looks at corporate governance with corporate board members Vernon Jordan, senior managing…

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Corporate Governance Discussion Part 1

Roundtable discussion looks at corporate governance with corporate board members Vernon Jordan, senior managing director…

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In It to Win It

The presidential front-runners prepare for battle

The presidential front-runners prepare for battle

By Joyce Jones

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Cinema Offers An International Perspective

The Pan African Film & Arts Festival Hits Tinseltown

The Pan African Film & Arts Festival Hits Tinseltown

By George Alexander

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Five for Life

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: Get Educated, Get Tested, Get Involved, and Get Treated

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: Get Educated, Get Tested, Get Involved, and Get Treated

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Eco-Friendly Events

"Greening" your business meetings may be easier than you think

“Greening” your business meetings may be easier than you think.

By Erinn R. Johnson

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Super Tuesday Reveals No Winners

Sens. Clinton and Obama still locked in a heated race

Super Tuesday was a night filled with close calls, predictable outcomes, and a few reminders…

By Joyce Jones

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What Should You Do with Bush’s Rebate Check?

Experts say to save now before a recession hits

Experts say to save now before a recession hits

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Final Chapter

Famed black book store chain shuts doors

Karibu Books, based in Prince George County’s Temple Hills, had become the largest chain of…

By Ann Brown

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Two Tech Tools I Can’t Live Without

Box.net and Adobe Audition software will help you store lots of content and enhance audio files

Box.net and Adobe Audition software will help you store lots of content and enhance audio…

By Brent Leary

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Your Super Bowl XLII Recap

More than 97.5 million TV viewers tuned in

The perfect ending to New England’s undefeated season was stumped by New York’s G-Men in…

By Alexis McCombs

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Taking It to the States

Candidates gear up for Super Tuesday

It’s starting to feel a little like November as the presidential primary process goes national…

By Joyce Jones

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Lowell Hawthorne

Lowell Hawthorne, CEO/Founder, Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill, a New York-based franchise of Caribbean…

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Becoming Debt-Free

Tips for getting on the road to financial stability by becoming debt-free.

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Chocolate Fantasy

Handmade chocolates by Marble Hill Chocolatier.

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So You Want to Blog?

Tips to help you rise above the rest

You’ve finally made up your mind to do it. You’re ready to share your knowledge,…

By Brent Leary

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One For the Money, Two For the Show

Monday Night Fight Klub: a hip-hop success story

Monday Night Fight Klub: a hip-hop success story

By Anthony Calypso

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Inside the Super Bowl — Part 5

The Players Showcase

In the middle of Super Bowl XL, a deal was struck between Gillette and quarterback…

By Alexis McCombs

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Can I withdraw money from pension without paying a penality?

I am in my 30s and was recently laid off. I have $50,000…

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Why Board Service Matters

When BLACK ENTERPRISE published its first exclusive report on black board service in 1973,…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Backtalk with Carlos Watson

CNN’s Carlos Watson has interviewed scores of world-famous people, from presidential hopefuls Barack Obama…

By Nicole Marie Richardson

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RS Information systems signs buyout deal

CEO Rodney Hunt to sell B.E. Company of the Year

RS Information Systems Inc. (No. 16 on the be industrial/service 100 list with $328…

By Alan Hughes

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Black On Black Business

Moorehead buys Hank Aaron's Toyota Dealership

In a BE 100s deal, BMW/MINI of Sterling, Virginia (No. 20 on the be…

By Brenda Porter

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ICV Capital’s new investment

Adds promotional company to its portfolio

New York City-based private equity investment firm ICV Capital Partners L.L.C. announced in October…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Training the Troops

Battlefield simulations bring growth to UNITECH

Universal Systems & Technology (UNITECH) (No. 52 on the be industrial/service 100 list with…

By Cliff Hocker

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Ceo Tapped For Perrier, Poland Springs

John J. Harris takes the helm of NestlÈ Waters

John J. Harris is hoping to increase NestlÈ’s share of the multibillion-dollar bottled water…

By Brenda Porter

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Blacks Go Broadband

High-speed Internet adoption grows among African Americans

The percentage of black households with broadband Internet connections has nearly tripled since 2005.…

By Cliff Hocker

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Are You Ready To Do It Yourself?

Discipline and self-study can help you profit from online trading

James Johnson scoffs at the idea that investing should be left to professionals. “We…

By Steve Garmhausen

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Beyond Earnings

Silas Myers says growth investing isn't all about chasing momentum

From all outward signs, what we can expect from the stock market in the…

By James A. Anderson

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Taking Flight

Aerospace helped Alfred Jackson's portfolio take off

It looks like former NFL wide receiver Alfred Jackson, now a principal with Houston-based…

By Steve Garmhausen

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On Their Own

Bronx high school students open a bank branch

Eunice Somuah had never been on a job interview before. The 19-year-old senior at…

By Jessica Jones

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A Precious Resource

Investing in the fate of fresh water

The price of oil may be flirting with $100 a barrel, but water may…

By Charles Keenan

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In Times of Need

I am in my 30s and was recently laid off. I have $50,000 in…

By Trevor Delaney

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The Right Remedy

Entrepreneur's success is a matter of life and death

Leah Brown is helping to save lives. When pharma-ceutical companies want to conduct clinical…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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A Late Night Run

After-hours pediatric practice fills void for affordable urgent care

A visit to a hospital emergency room can be a traumatic experience for both…

By Erinn R. Johnson

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Revitalizing Real Estate

Couple sails through sea of housing woes

Ask Christopher Garlin and Regina Mincey-Garlin why their small real estate firm is thriving…

By Ayana Dixon

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Laying The Groundwork

In developing personnel, the work takes place beforehand

Hiring the right employees is important for all companies, but for small-business owners, a…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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The Business of Beauty

I am a mother of two pursuing my dream of opening a nail salon,…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Staying On Top

A seasoned professional offers strategies for sharpening your game-on and off the job

Name Gail Morales
Title Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain
Management, Initiative Governance Executive,
Bank of America
Location…

By Faith Chukwudi

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Staying Engaged

Location, location

Andre Hughes, managing director of human capital for Accenture, says Dig Your Well Before…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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Go Team!

Why building a cohesive organization is a necessary exercise

When key personnel began leaving the volunteer nonprofit he directed, Thomas Beauford, a vice…

By Angeli R. Rasbury

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Follow My Lead

I am a 27-year-old elementary school teacher who’s passionate about educating children, but I’d…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Breaking Records

Harlem's DigiWaxx uses technology to redefine the music industry

Corey “CL” Llewellyn, 30, was barely out of his teens when he decided he…

By Anthony Calypso

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Double Duty

A new class of cell phones is attempting to combine the multiple features of…

By Robert S. Anthony

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Growing Grass Roots Online

Have bloggers and social networks triggered a new protest movement?

National coverage of the “Jena 6″ case has lulled significantly since the September marches…

By Alwin Jones

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Make Relationships Count

CRM software that works

In the old days, all you needed to keep track of customers was a…

By Fiona Haley

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Mobile Snapshots

I know that digital cameras are now standard on most cell phones, but besides…

By Dale Coachman

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The New Schools

The most innovative and progressive programs offer the keys to increasing your professional market value

Executives at the top of their careers must stay in step with the market’s…

By Kingsley Kanu Jr.

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Let It Shine

Organization helps disadvantaged girls see their worth

“My mother would always say, ‘If they can keep you uneducated, they can control…

By George Alexander

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He Said, She Said

Stay clear of gossip in the workplace with a mature attitude

As employees strive to achieve a healthy work-life balance by curtailing bad habits such…

By Akoto Ofori-Atta

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Getting Past The Past

I have a bachelor’s degree and I am currently working on certification to gain…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Five Low-Cost Ways To Reduce Your Heating Bill

Keep your family-and your pockets-warm this winter

Heating costs are skyrocketing. Households will shell out a whopping $986 for heating this…

By Chanel A. Lee

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Debt Negotiation Tips

Talk your way to financial freedom

As you remove decorations and pack away the tree, it’s likely that bills from…

By Siobhan Leftwich

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Bibliophile’s Delight

Link to free books on the Web

If your wallet is taking a hit as a result of an insatiable love…

By Shenelle Wallace

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Giving Credit The Cold Shoulder

I’ve been hearing a lot about credit freezing. What is it? When is it…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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An Easy Read

Elaine Meryl Brown offers authentic stories

By day, Elaine meryl Brown is structured and strategic, charged with in-house brand marketing…

By Denise A. Campbell Laidler

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A Loftier Stay

Roll Up And Go

The Dorchester In London, (www.thedorchester.com), a historic, luxurious hotel property, is now ready to…

By Sonia Alleyne

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A Mystical Journey

Taos offers a serene mix of culture, history, and escapism

A visit to the 1,000-year-old Taos Pueblo-a World Heritage site-shows how the Native Americans, 150…

By Patricia Jacobs

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Moving Into The Digital Space

How new media create opportunities for minorities

When a young African American student in
an after-school program at the University of California,…

By Aisha Sylvester

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Destination Africa

A look at how tourism could change the face and economics of Africa

African countries are enjoying a higher growth rate in international tourism arrivals than the…

By Aisha Sylvester

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The Diversity Q

Procurement Benefits

Minority-owned businesses account for approximately 18% of all U.S. firms, according to the latest…

By Aisha Sylvester

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Together We Stand

The national black theatre festival is a driving force behind growing black theater companies

To months before 60,000 black playwrights, costume designers, stage managers, and performers descended on…

By Sana Butler

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Getting Back On Track

Newlyweds Latoya and david griffin find themselves back in credit card debt

The Virginia Beach country club wedding of LaToya and David Griffin left a lifetime…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash

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We Do

Copreneurs simultaneously build happy #marriages and thriving enterprises

It’s far from uncommon. Actually, there were 2.7 million businesses owned equally by a male-female…

By Krissah Williams

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Power in the Boardroom

Our exclusive list of black corporate directors at America's 250 largest companies

Consider them the guardians of shareholder value. Charged with protecting trillions in assets, the #directors…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Parsons’ Time

In an exclusive interview, Time Warner Chairman Richard D. Parsons discusses his business accomplishments, his new role, and diversity in corporate America

In his five years as CEO of Time Warner, Richard D. Parsons tamed a…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Race Gender Gender

When it comes to discrimination cases, are black women left to fend for themselves?

When Don Imus Called The Rutgers women’s basketball team “nappy-headed hos” and other derogatory…

By Anne Chapman

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