Win from Losing

Cash in on underwater stocks

In the first quarter of 2008, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost nearly 8%. That…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Coming to a Monitor Near You

TV producer and social networking giant team up

Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios Inc. has partnered with popular social networking site MySpace to become…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Atlanta Life Mourns CEO’s Passing

Ronald D. Brown reinvigorated the century-old institution

The black business community lost one of its leaders Tuesday morning. Ronald D. Brown, 55,…

By Alan Hughes

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Pumping Up Web Traffic

Having the right hyperlinks can drive customers to your site

The hyperlink is still the lifeblood of the Web. When you see some interesting content…

By Brent Leary

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Protect Your Network

How midsized firms can shore up holes in their computer networks

In March, Hannaford Bros., a Scarborough, Mass.-based supermarket chain, announced someone had hacked into its…

By Bridget McCrea

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Investing in Eco-friendly Companies

How to invest in eco-friendly companies with expert Reginald Stanley

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Carlton Brown’s Green Lifestyle

Carlton Brown, Founding Partner & CEO, Full Spectrum, discusses affordable eco – friendly housing and…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Business Report

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Green Destinations

Eco-friendly luxury destinations. JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa, Jade Mountain, The Muse…

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Deval Patrick talks Black Leadership and Politics Pt. 2

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick discusses politics, minority involvement, and black leadership.

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Deval Patrick talks Black Leadership and Poltics Pt. 1

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick discusses politics, minority involvement and black leadership, and the Democratic Presidential…

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Black TV News

Is America ready for a 24-hour black cable news network?

Cable and network television news programs have often been chided for their lack of adequate…

By George Alexander

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P&G Enters Music Business

TAG deodorant gets record label through Island Def Jam partnership

Procter & Gamble has partnered with Island Def Jam to launch TAG Records in an…

By Ann Brown

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Small Business Guide for Success

Launching a business? Here are tips to get you started--the right way!

Matters entrepreneurs should consider in forming a business, courtesy of Kevin Freeman, a Chicago-based corporate…

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Clinton Wins Pennsylvania Primary

Obama still ahead in delegate count and popular votes

Following six weeks of vigorous—and often vitriolic—campaigning in Pennsylvania between Sen. Barack Obama and Sen.…

By Joyce Jones

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10 Things You Can Do to Help the Planet

On Earth Day, take a few small steps to make your world a little more green

What better time to begin taking a few steps toward a greener life than in…

By Erinn R. Johnson

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What Shade of Green are You?

Which kind of green consumer are you?

A 2007 study segmented consumers into five groups based on their green attitudes and actions.…

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National Small Business Week Kicks Off

SBA celebrates 45th year of event

Entrepreneurs around the nation are marking their calendars for April 21-25, officially National Small Business…

By Ann Brown

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Emma Goes Hip-Hop

Screen Gems set to do musical version of Jane Austen novel

Jane Austen goes hip-hop. At least that’s the plan. Last week, Screen Gems, a Sony…

By George Alexander

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A Healthy Perspective

A Washington, D.C.-area doctor goes green

When the Warners decided to open a second medical office to accommodate their expanding services…

By Steve Garmhausen

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SCORE Free Online

Agency expands online resources to help minority entrepreneurs succeed

Anyone who wants to start or improve a small business venture has come to know…

By Nadirah Z. Sabir

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Saving With Limited Funds

Five Basic Steps Toward Financial Independence

According to the 10th annual Ariel-Schwab Black Investor Survey, African Americans continue to save far…

By Zakiyyah El-Amin

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Radio One Buys BlackPlanet.com

The $38 million deal gives company ownership of multiple community Websites

With its acquisition of Community Connect Inc. for $38 million, Radio One Inc. is expanding…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Building Brand Awareness

Making the most of the Web to let consumers know you are in business

Small businesses have an identity problem. Not enough customers know they even exist. The average…

By Brent Leary

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Chrysler Honors Spike Lee

Filmmaker receives coveted Behind the Lens Award

It’s hard to imagine Black Hollywood—or Tinseltown period—without Spike Lee, arguably one of the best…

By George Alexander

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Building an IT Team

Is it time to pull together an internal tech team at your midsized firm?

When it comes to technology, most small businesses outsource to firms that handle duties such…

By Bridget McCrea

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RushmoreDrive.com Tailors Web Searches to Black Audiences

New online destination and search engine live today

The online search engine RushmoreDrive.com was officially launched into cyberspace. Its goal is to become…

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On the Inside

Interior designer Courtney Sloane gives insight on how to green your home dcor

With an increasing awareness of eco-friendly living, Courtney Sloane and her employees offer sustainable design…

By Erinn R. Johnson

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Ward Connerly Initiative Fails in Oklahoma

Civil rights foes hit November ballot firewall

Ward Connerly’s campaign to end affirmative action in five states suffered a blow Tuesday. Backers…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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On The Issues: Obama and McCain on Housing

Leading presidential hopefuls tackle mortgage crisis

Last week, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke uttered the words everyone else has been saying…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Class-Action Lawsuit Against Walgreen Co. Finalized

Drugstore chain ordered to pay $24 million in case

A federal judge in Illinois has given final approval of Walgreen Co.’s plan to pay…

By Ann Brown

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It’s Not Too Late to Cut Taxes for 2007

Here are six things you can still do to save

The IRS filing deadline for your income tax return is days away, so you may…

By Donald Jay Korn

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U.S. Recession–Are We or Aren’t We There Yet?

Nations economic outlook remains grim

As the debate continues over whether the nation is officially in a recession, some economists…

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Remembering Martin Luther King Jr. Pt 2

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy on the 40th commemoration of his…

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Remembering Martin Luther King Jr. Pt 1

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy on the 40th commemoration of his…

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High School Dropout: A Silent Epidemic

Civil rights groups call for better tracking of educational progress

Underscoring the release of a landmark study on high school graduation rates, the U.S. Department…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Five Ways to Green Your Finances

Make your dollars eco-green and Earth-friendly

Those looking to green their homes and lifestyles, can also take a look at their…

By Erinn R. Johnson

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By the Numbers

Green opportunities are growing like ivy

Environmentalism by the Numbers

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Radio One Resumes Station Sell-Off

Nations largest African American broadcasting entity exits Los Angeles market

Radio One Inc. continues its sell-off of various radio stations in an effort to shore…

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Green Product Guide

Black Enterprise's eco-starter kit

Environmental responsibility has moved from the periphery to the mainstream, which means that there’s an…

By Alyssa Danigelis

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Green Pastures

A former model runs her familys organic farm

For the past 13 years, the Kwelis have used earthworms to produce one of nature’s…

By Sana Butler

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Getting the Greenbacks for your Green Venture

Organizations that are involved in financing companies with green products and services

To find green investors, it may be worth looking into these organizations that are involved…

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Do You Speak Green?

Did you know?

As children, Kermit the Frog sang to us all that “it’s not easy being green.”…

By Erinn R. Johnson

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Notorious B.I.G. Film

Studio begins shooting long-anticipated drama

Cameras are finally rolling on Notorious, the film that’s been on hold since 2007. The…

By George Alexander

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Four Social Acts Business People Need to Commit

Varying ways to invest in building credibility on the web

But a growing number of business people do understand how these Websites are being used…

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Dr. King’s Legacy Of Faith

NOW FAITH IS THE SUBSTANCE OF THINGS HOPED FOR, THE EVIDENCE OF THINGS NOT…

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Backtalk with Jarome Iginla

Jarome Iginla has emerged as one of the premier players in the National Hockey…

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After the Storm

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

By Three years ago, Liberty Bank and Trust Co. (No. 8 on the be…

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Bob Johnson’s New Liberia Venture

BET founder set to open luxury African hotel

As part of a $30 million investment initiative spearheaded by Robert L. Johnson, CEO…

By Ann Brown

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Lloyd Trotter Leaves General Electric

Joins private equity firm GenNx360 Capital Partners

General Electric Co.’s top-ranking African American executive, Vice Chairman Lloyd G. Trotter, 62, is…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Tax Brackets

Economic growth plan requires reading between the lines

Fears of a recession coupled with an unsteady stock market led President George W.…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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I’m Beautiful

Women struggle to define their beauty in the workplace

More than 80% of black women consider themselves beautiful, according to a survey conducted…

By Nicole Marie Richardson

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A Critical Conversation

Tips for starting a dialogue with your parents thats crucial to preserving family wealth

He found himself in a financial bind. When Khalid Sumner became the father of…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Recession-Proof Investing

Holland Capitals Monica Walker repositions her portfolio to weather economic turmoil

Portfolio managers are human too. They feel pressures. They worry about results. So when…

By James A. Anderson

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On Target

A few pennies shy, just one of Patrick Lyons stock picks failed to hit its mark

THE BASKET OF TECH STOCKS THAT PATRICK LYONS picked in January 2007 had a…

By Steve Garmhausen

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Tax Season’s Silver Lining

Use your refund to boost your financial security

As the old adage goes, “be careful what you wish for.” Though it may…

By Mellody Hobson

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A Bull In China?

Opportunities abound but recent volatility requires investors to tread cautiously

You just cannot ignore the trail China has been blazing in recent years. We’ve…

By James A. Anderson

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Sin Stocks

I’m currently looking into sin/vice stocks—i.e., gambling, alcohol, tobacco—and I’d like to know what’s…

By Trevor Delaney

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Challenging Times

Experts urge business owners to take preemptive measures during economic uncertainty

Recession has been on the mind of Tanya Allford-Thompson in recent weeks. While business…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Bonded Together

Couple builds lucrative general contracting firm

Tom and Gwenay Coniglio may have faced some trials when they began an interracial…

By Ayana Dixon

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Home work

I am wondering how I can earn money while staying at home and being…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Natural Success

One teens hair trauma launched a thriving beauty products company

After a full day of classES, Jasmine Lawrence hustles to work.
Not the typical job…

By Erinn R. Johnson

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She Got Game

Jacqueline Beauchamps BCFx looks to diversify video games

When it comes to video games, historically black colleges get no respect. But that…

By Bridget McCrea

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Viable Computing Options

Could this be Linuxs time to shine?

We’ve been hearing about an open-source revolution for years now. And although “revolution” might…

By Jabulani Leffall

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What The Pros Hear

Dr. Dre helps develop high-end headphones

As a hip-hop legend and producer, Dr. Dre needs no introduction. However, when he’s…

By Robert S. Anthony

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Shine On

You know mobile devices are getting smarter when you don’t need to touch them…

By Dale Coachman

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Recyle IT

I have a stack of old computers and some office equipment that I don’t…

By Dale Coachman

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The Competitive Edge

How a sports pro scores profits for his company

Name: Dan Reed
Title: President NBA Development League
Location: New York
Age: 32
Power Play: Combines technology and…

By Anne Chapman

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Emotion vs. Passion

Knowing the difference can mean derailment or advancement in the workplace

“I create software for a lot of bonds and credit derivative traders who need…

By Kingsley Kanu Jr.

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Survival Mode

Companies are constantly identifying options that will ensure survival. “Mergers and acquisitions could be…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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On Board

I believe I would make a valuable contribution to a corporation’s board of directors.…

By Shon Gables

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Marketing To Men

Opportunities for an upscale demographic

Studies have projected steady growth for the $1.8 billion men’s grooming market, but until…

By Aisha Sylvester

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A Caribbean Connection

Website brings the islands closer to home

Keeping people connected across the diaspora 24 hours a day, seven days a week…

By Aisha Sylvester

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Ernie Adair, chairman and CEO of National Black McDonald’s Operators Association

By Marcia Wade

stands as a monument to the National Black McDonald’s Operators Association, the largest African…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Love And Basketball

Ex-NBA All-Star conquered stuttering to inspire others

“’There are no perfect people,’” Chicago Bulls legend Bob Love says his grandmother would…

By Ayana Dixon

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It’s All Up To You

Accountability is key in attaining goals

When Monique Hayward opened Dessert Noir Café & Bar in Beaverton, Oregon, three years…

By Steve Garmhausen

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Change Is Good

I’m a 28-year-old college graduate currently at a standstill. I was a printing consultant…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Choosing The Right Tax Professional

Before you file, read these last-minute tips

It’s that time of year again—tax season. And if you’re one of nearly 1.4…

By Leslie E. Royal

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Apartment Hunting Tips for College Grads

Looking for your first place? Weve got the tools youll need for a successful search

Think of college as a way station on the road to “the real world.”…

By Ilana Polyak

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Sample Sale Savvy

Heres how to make the most of your shopping experience

You’re probably familiar with the term “sample sale,” but you may not know what…

By Stephanie Young

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Unwanted phone calls

I’ve been receiving threatening calls from a debt collector about a bill that my…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Big Fish

Ishama Monroe angles for prize bass

Faced with the dilemma of competing in a regional tournament with the Military Bass…

By Sean Drakes

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A Luxurious Drive—And Efficient, Too

A Sharp Performance

It was already smart: Its voice-activated navigation system provides real-time traffic information, including road…

By Sonia Alleyne

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A Secure Future

Tremaine Wright used home equity to start her dream business

No one is more passionate about coffee than 35-year-old Tremaine Wright. Last March, she…

By Sana Butler

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Making Moves

After relocating, Alicia bennett tries to figure out what to do with her rental property

Sometimes moving forward in life requires you to move. And if you own property,…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash

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Master Your Money

Have plenty of financial questions, but few answers? Start moving up the learning curve with our 10 things you need to know about your finances.

Many might assume that an attorney would have all the answers. That was not…

By Chris Taylor

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Get Ready for the Next Big Thrill

Smooth out your ride in the market by knowing your tolerance for risk taking

No risk, no reward. It’s a plain-spoken maxim that Richard Marshall Jr. lives by.…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Let’s Talk Money

Dollars and cents can make for interesting pillow talk and may save your marriage

In the haze of love, newlyweds often forget to discuss the one topic that…

By Krissah Williams

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Growing a Green Business

How to plant seeds of success and profit from the booming environmental movement

It’s happened before: A few scribbles on a cocktail napkin—be they product blueprints, song…

By Steve Garmhausen

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Virtual Storage Lockers

Websites let you keep personalized photos, music, video, and documents online

Computers are vulnerable to hard-drive crashes, virus attacks, theft, and natural disasters, which can erase…

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