Affirmative Action Under Attack

Anti-affirmative action initiatives challenged

Ward Connerly, head of the American Civil Rights Coalition, is spearheading the November ballot initiatives…

By Ann Brown

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Clinton Unveils Housing Plan

New York senator's four-point plan addresses mortgage crisis and home foreclosures

Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has proposed a $30 billion federal fund to buy out troubled…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Who Are Super Delegates

The battle for the Democratic nomination rages on as the profile of these political insiders rises

Many inquiring minds are weighing the influence of “super delegates,” whose votes are given equal…

By Nadirah Z. Sabir

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A Democratic Front-runner: Do the Math

Party still has a fight on their hands in the nomination of a presidential candidate

The 2008 election campaign has been saturated with talk of delegates and superdelegates. With prospects…

By Nadirah Z. Sabir

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Want to Help Save the Planet?

Make your community green

There have always been pockets of people pushing our government and anyone who would listen…

By Wendy Harris

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Not Just for Rockefellers

Six trusts to consider for your estate plan

You don’t have to be super rich, or even just rich, to set up a…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Detroit’s Battles

Civic and political leaders react to mayor's indictment

The indictment of Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is causing a firestorm and mixed reactions from…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Fed Cuts Good for Banks but Not Seniors

Last weeks moves may offer little relief to the average consumer

Last week investors bore witness to JP Morgan Chase & Co.’s shocking and historic $2…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Buy or Rent?

Figuring out the best options in today's real estate market

There comes a time in every growing company’s life cycle when its leaders must step…

By Bridget McCrea

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Gas Hits All-Time High

But you can fight soaring fuel prices at the pump

As consumers drove up to their neighborhood gas stations this weekend, they probably noticed prices…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Detroit Mayor Will Fight Indictment Charges

Kwame Kilpatrick refuses to step down from office

Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick refuses to resign and vows to fight several charges brought against…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Halle Berry to Deliver New Perfume

Actress partners with world's largest fragrance company

Halle Berry is set to deliver a new fragrance line in spring 2009 after inking…

By Ann Brown

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A Perfect Union — Barack Obama's Speech

Two hundred and twenty one years ago, in a hall that still stands across the…

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The Racial Divide in America Part 2

A look into the national debate over Democratic Presidential Candidate Barack Obama’s recent speech on…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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The Racial Divide in America Part 1

A look into the national debate over Democratic Presidential Candidate Barack Obama’s recent speech on…

By Our World with BLACK ENTERPRISE

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The Racial Divide in America Part 3

A look into the national debate over Democratic Presidential Candidate Barack Obama’s recent speech on…

By Our World with BLACK ENTERPRISE

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No Do-Over for Michigan

Lawmakers won't back a new primary

After pleas from state party leaders and strong lobbying by Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Michigan…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Tyler Perry and Barack Obama

What do the two have in common? A Hollywood movie

Since coming onto the national scene at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, White House presidential…

By George Alexander

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Financial Meltdown

Black financial institutions bear economic burdens amid downturn

With the Bear Stearns collapse underscoring the vulnerability of the nation’s financial institutions, leaders of…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Best Buy Seeks Magic

Consumer Electronics Company Inks Deal With Magic Johnson Enterprises

Consumer electronics retailer Best Buy Co. Inc. is turning to Magic Johnson Enterprises in hopes…

By Ann Brown

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Path of Destruction

Historic neighborhood and black businesses suffered structural damages from devastating tornado

Historic neighborhood and black businesses suffered structural damages from devastating tornado

By Aisha I. Jefferson

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Market Mayhem

Keep Bear Stearns Collapse in Perspective

The federally backed buyout of Bear Stearns Cos. Inc. by J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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A Perfect Union

Obama denounces divisive views, tactics

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama called for unity today in a major speech on…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Playing the Political Race Card

Inflammatory remarks led to accusations, resignations, apologies

It may have been nearly two weeks since former Democratic vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro…

By Aisha I. Jefferson

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Microsoft’s Big Assist to Small Business

Software giant sponsors free online summit

Current and would-be entrepreneurs hungry for help to start or better manage their enterprises can…

By Brent Leary

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An American Airlines Departure for GlobalHue

Top BE 100 ad agency exits one wing of its business

The nation’s largest multicultural advertising agency has walked away from its longstanding relationship with the…

By Cliff Hocker

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Social networking for a mobile lifestyle?

I like the idea of using social networking sites, as they have been helpful for…

By Sonya Donaldson

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Harvard Makes History–Twice

Appoints First African American, Woman Dean

Harvard University made history twice in one day when it named Evelynn M. Hammonds dean…

By Ann Brown

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Economic Woes Could Seep into the Student Loan Market

Current credit crunch has college lenders tightening standards

With the annual cost of tuition and fees at a four-year private institution averaging $23,712,…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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How do I locate or find a bottling company?

I am planning to pursue a natural juice small business venture. Do you…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Proposed Education Cuts

How President Bush's 2009 Budget May Affect HBCUs

President Bush’s 2009 education budget proposal has many black educators concerned about the impact of…

By Ann Brown

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Eco-Friendly Childcare

Green Children's House offers a healthy alternative to parents

After a stay in daycare left their son hospitalized, Dominique Louis and his wife, Danyiel,…

By Erinn R. Johnson

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New York to Appoint First Black Governor

Paterson will take reins after Spitzer scandal

New York Lt. Gov. David A. Paterson will become the state’s first African American governor…

By Aisha I. Jefferson

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Closing the Gap

Four ways to get health insurance while you wait for Medicare

Most Americans get health insurance from an employer-sponsored group plan. That’s fine as long as…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Bob Marley Biopic to Hit Big Screen

Screenplay to be based on wife Ritas book

The Weinstein Co., run by producers Bob and Harvey Weinstein, announced that they have acquired…

By George Alexander

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Oprah’s Social Media Lesson

Solopreneurs can follow Winfreys lead

Who out there wouldn’t want to be the next Oprah Winfrey? She’s turned her long-running…

By Brent Leary

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Home Green Home

Simple steps to start the green transformation

Our planet is under duress. It is contaminated—and it is up to you to help…

By Delmetria l. Millener

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Tyra Banks to Get New Show

Pageant-themed show rumored in the works

Tyra Banks, the former supermodel turned actress, television producer, and talk show host, has scored…

By George Alexander

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Staying Focused On Financial Empowerment

With a seemingly dysfunctional financial industry being undermined by the twin perils of excess…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Tim Story

When Tim Story’s name was attached to direct 2005′s Fantastic Four film, there were…

By Alan Hughes

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PRWT Services Acquires Pharmaceutical Plant

Firm wins multimillion-dollar contract with Merck

Philadelphia-based PRWT Services Inc. (No. 62 on the BE industrial/service 100 list with $65…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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they have issues

New black-owned investment bank nets $90 billion in managed issues

If the mark of a successful investment firm is repeat business, then CastleOak Securities…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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NAACP Expands Mortgage Class Action Suit

Civil rights group calls Bush's plan to halt the mortgage crisis faulty

Calling the Bush administration’s plan to stem the tide of foreclosures deficient, the NAACP…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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$3.5 Million lawsuit points finger at Black firm

World Wide Technology accused of racial discrimination

A racial discrimination and retaliation lawsuit has been filed against the nation’s largest black-owned…

By Cliff Hocker

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Stains Still Set After SBA Scrub

Removal of $4.6 billion in incorrectly coded contracts failed to weed out large businesses

The Small Business Administration recently released its 2006 Top 100 Small Business Government
Contractors report…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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FCC Adopts New Media Ownership Rules

Opponents fear increased consolidation will decrease minority ownership

In a three-to-two party line vote, the Federal Communications Commission recently approved a new…

By Joyce Jones

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Former Football Pro Closes Doors Of Car Dealership

Lincoln-Mercury dealership of Aeneas Williams Automotive Group underperforming

In early December, the Aeneas Williams Dealerships (No. 60 on the be auto dealer…

By Brenda Porter

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Valencia Gayles Named CEO of True Agency

Former COO will lead creative ad company

Valencia Gayles has succeeded in ad campaigns by staying true to herself and true…

By Wendy Isom

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Working for Pennies?

Huge pay gap between top executives and black employees

According to the institute for policy studies (IPS) study of executive pay, Executive Excess…

By Cliff Hocker

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Weak-Dollar Woes

How various fund options can help protect your portfolio

Bobby Arrington, a semi-retired software engineer in Plano, Texas, enjoyed his latest trip to…

By Donald Jay Korn

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A Rough Spell

A tough start to 2008 pushes Terry Bedford's portfolio into the red

For most of last year, Terry Bedford, president of Bedford & Associates Research Group…

By Steve Garmhausen

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Wall Street: The Next Generation

James Perkins, Jr. aims to make investing cool

He is on a mission to make investing cool. James Perkins Jr., the founder,…

By Jessica Jones

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Join The Club

I’m interested in starting an investment club with a couple of friends and family…

By Trevor Delaney

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Band With A Plan

Music group's strategic approach gains fans and profits

The Fuzz Band does business to the beat of its own drum. The Hampton,…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Watchful Eye

Entrepreneur protects clients and his bottom line

Let’s face it: stuff happens. But not if Elijah Shaw can help it.
“Security, when…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Up To Code?

Website eases compliance burden for entrepreneurs

By Robin White-Goode
Warren Brown’s sweet enterprise, CakeLove bakery, makes everything on-site at three of…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Nothing But Net

Fran Harris offers advice on winning the game of business

For Fran Harris, it’s all about positioning herself for the next opportunity. As a…

By Chana Garcia

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Drink Up

I am planning to pursue a natural juice small business venture. Do you have…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Open Sesame

Mozilla's Window Snyder heats up open-source

In 2006, Mozilla’s Firefox Internet browser boasted a mere nine days of vulnerability (the…

By Bridget McCrea

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B.E. Picks

NOKIA 8800 SAPPHIRE ARTE
When it comes to high-end phone design, there’s no question that
Finland-based…

By Dale Coachman

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Chris Curtis Preaches

The Gospel Of Internet Success

In November 2006, Web business
consultant Chris Curtis began looking for ways to turn her…

By Anthony Calypso

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Social Mobility

I like the idea of using social networking sites, as they have been helpful…

By Dale Coachman

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Creative Business

A savvy professional knows how to blend style and acumen for profits

Name Donwan Harrell
Title President and Creative Director, Kemistre 8
L.L.C, home to the urban apparel…

By Faith Chukwudi

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New Work Order

Heightened competition, globalization, outsourcing, and technological advancements are among a host of growing management…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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Get Connected

I am interested in pursuing a career as an entertainment lawyer. I am currently…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Alternative Lifestyles In Film

Bringing closeted stories to the big screen

At 33, filmmaker Kirk Shannon-Butts has taken on the challenge of bringing the alternative…

By Aisha Sylvester

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It’s All A Science

Conference for chemists of color

The National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers is…

By Aisha Sylvester

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South African Connections

Small business owners work toward forming strategic alliances

A steady growth rate and respectable investment ratings have made South Africa one of…

By Aisha Sylvester

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Don’t Settle

Live the life you want with these 5 steps

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard
Sonya A. Lowery had a good life-but she wanted more. Her
dissatisfaction…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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The Center Of Success

Author explores how confidence can take you further

Are you among those already struggling to achieve those New Year’s resolutions? Compared to…

By Ayana Dixon

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The Right Start

My partner and I have a global vision that involves profit and not-for-profit business…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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True Colors

How to tell if a product is really green

She calls herself the “black queen of green.” Jo Boykins, 42, of Bowie, Maryland,…

By Leslie E. Royal

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Are You Overinsured?

Some policies may not offer much additional benefit

Obtaining the right insurance is vital to your financial security. Having life, health, disability,…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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A New FICO Scoring Model

Get ready for changes that could affect your score

If you’re working to improve your credit, listen up. Fair Isaac Corp., creators of…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Car Trouble

My fiancé co-signed on my car loan, but we are no longer together. Can…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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The Spirit Of A Man

Kedar Massenburg's intoxicating style of conducting business

It’s a cold Monday morning, but Kedar Massenburg is breaking a sweat. A personal…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Offshore Oasis

Lisa Atkins basks in the development of Barbados

It took Lisa R. Atkins 15 years to agree to her husband’s proposal to…

By Sean Drakes

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A New Type Of Gentrification

Melody Rollins makes a difference in harlem

Melody Rollins is no stranger to success. Soon after graduating with an M.B.A. from…

By Sana Butler

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The Long Road Home

Elena Borneman Wins Our Third Annual Own Your First Home Contest

After the birth of her twin daughters, Elizabeth and Victoria, 12 years ago, Elena…

By Wendy Harris

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Marrying for Money

The path to greater wealth may start with making a commitment-of the romantic kind

Single people buy their own china. It’s one of the financial realities of life…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash

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Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck!

Put an end to the cycle and enjoy financial freedom

If your paycheck is being stretched to its limit and you’re feeling the pinch,…

By Siobhan Leftwich

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Edible Endeavors

The caterer's recipe for success requires the right mix of resolve, menus, and clientele

Jacqueline Frazer developed a passion for cooking at just 9 years old when she…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Top 25 Hollywood Moneymakers

These black powerhouses generate the most green in Tinseltown

Hyacinth B. Carbon, Genevieve Michel-Bryan, Nicole Marie Richardson, Tennille M. Robinson & Stacia J.…

By Alan Hughes

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Bright Spots In A Tough Market

Eugene Profit sees continued stamina in the tech sector

Don’t call it a comeback, but technology stocks were a standout in 2007. Consider…

By James A. Anderson

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Discount Days

Closed-end funds look increasingly attractive

When it comes to electronic gadgets and the latest fashions, deep discounts usually entice…

By Ilana Polyak

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Women of Power Summit: Recap, Pt. 3

A review of the 2008 Women of Power Summit highlights. (Part 3)

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Women of Power Summit: Art of War, Pt. 2

We’re on location at the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit in Palm Springs, California,…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Business Report

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Women of Power Summit: Exit Strategy, Pt. 1

On-location at the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit in Palm Springs, California, with corporate…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Business Report

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The Secret of Hollywood Sucess

Rainforest Films founders Will Packer and Rob Hardy share their formula for Hollywood success.

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Raven-Symone on Young Hollywood

Raven Symone talks about the challenges of being a young actress in Hollywood.

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Wealth Building from the Women of Power Summit

Women of Power Summit in Palm Springs

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