Enough is Enough Part 1B

A special town-hall discussion explores the generational cultural wars within the Black community. Panelists include…

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Enough is Enough Part 1A

A special town-hall discussion explores the generational cultural wars within the Black community. Panelists include…

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Enough is Enough Part 1C

A special town-hall discussion explores the generational cultural wars within the Black community. Panelists…

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Boost Your Credit Score

Bringing up your points pays off

Ever since subprime mortgages became more “sub” than “prime,” lenders have been tightening up on…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Battleground States

Demographics and mood of voters may reshape the electoral map

This year’s presidential election promises to be wildly different from those in years past. The…

By Joyce Jones

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Whites at Black Colleges

Morehouse’s first white valedictorian puts spotlight on non-black HBCU students

Of the 373,548 total students attending historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in 2005, blacks…

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Raking It In

Obama campaign’s fundraising prowess continues to yield results

If fundraising dollars translated directly to votes, Sen. Barack Obama would have the election…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Opting In or Out

Candidates must decide whether they will accept public campaign financing

As the first candidate to achieve a majority of delegates in the Democratic primaries…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Voter ID Proponents are Ready to Battle

Will a recent Supreme Court decision help aid voter suppression?

The current campaign season has elicited an enormous amount of interest and excitement in the…

By Joyce Jones

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Fall TV Lineups

Network shows about the African American experience are harder to find

It is becoming even more apparent that shows about the African American experience
in scripted primetime…

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Entrepreneurs Conference: Elevator Pitch, Pt. 3

The Elevator Pitch Competition is a 60-second challenge for entrepreneurs to market their business concepts.

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Entrepreneurs Conference: Power Players, Pt. 1

On-location at the 13th Annual Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo in Charlotte, North Carolina,…

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Entrepreneurs Conference: BE 100s & Small Business Award Winners

A rundown of the 2008 BE 100s Companies and the Small Business Award Winners. (Part…

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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

A look at the critically-acclaimed Broadway play “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” with cast…

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Singer Actress Jill Scott on her Versataile Career

Singer, actress, spokesperson Jill Scott talks about her career and her new business venture that…

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Blue Collar Support

Can Obama win the rural, working-class vote in a general election?

Following Sen. Barack Obama’s recent thumping in Democratic primary states that have large working-class or…

By Joyce Jones

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Noose Displays Illegal

Anti-noose laws are making headway in some states

New York Gov. David A. Paterson signed into law a bill that makes displaying a…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Black-Owned Car Dealership is Certified Gold

Steve Jackson's Toyota of Rockwall dealership is eco-friendly

Before auto dealer Steve Jackson opened his Toyota store, being green wasn’t part of his…

By Cliff Hocker

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The Key to the Right V.P.

Linking the Democratic or Republican nominee with the right vice president could help swing states

As the Democratic and Republican national conventions draw close, all eyes will not only be…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Radio One's Digital Unit Partners with AllHipHop.com

The broadcasting company adds hip-hop demographic to its online community

Interactive One, the digital arm of Radio One Inc., has announced a five-year, multimillion-dollar partnership…

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Airport Oasis

The traveling, jet-setting executive can relax in the Admirals Club and escape the hustle of…

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The High Cost of Healthcare

Anne Beal, Assistant Vice President of the Commonwealth Fund, examines the high cost of healthcare.

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Bishop T.D. Jakes

Bishop T.D. Jakes, Pastor, The Potter’s House and CEO, TDJ Enterprises, empowers economically disadvantaged residents…

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Judge Greg Mathis From Gang Member to Judge

Judge Greg Mathis talks about his 10 years on television.

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Environmental Racism

A discussion on the link between poverty and pollution in minority communities with Dr. Robert…

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Motivational Keynote by Act-1 Group CEO Janice Bryant Howroyd

Act-1 Group Chairman & CEO Janice Bryant Howroyd, founder of the largest female-owned company on…

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Passing Strange

Broadway musical garners five Tony Awards nominations

The American Theatre Wing announced the nominations for the 2008 Tony Awards for outstanding performances…

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One-on-One With Christopher Gardner, Author of The Pursuit of Happyness

Black Enterprise Editorial Director Sonia Alleyne sits down with Christopher Gardner, author of The Pursuit…

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Michael Lee-Chin: Success Through Leadership, Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Portland Holdings Chairman and billionaire Michael Lee-Chin delivers the opening keynote on May 15, 2008…

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Barbershop Start-Up Costs

May 2008 Episode 1- Barbershop Start-Up Costs
For Entrepreneurs Only – Black Enterprise Editor Tennille…

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A Delegate Situation

Edwards' endorsement of Obama could sway more superdelegates and advocacy groups

Fresh from a 41-point high in West Virginia on Tuesday night, Sen. Hillary Clinton’s campaign…

By Joyce Jones

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Business Protection

Before investing money in your enterprise, write a business prenup

The day you and your business partner launch your company–or some time soon after–you’ll need…

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Clinton Sweeps Obama for Win in West Virginia Primary

Is this the first stanza of her swan song or enough to keep her campaign going?

Sen. Hillary Clinton celebrated Tuesday night with a landslide victory in West Virginia’ Democratic primary.…

By Joyce Jones

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Road Trip

Many hotel options available for family-friendly summer vacation stays

Finding hotels that are kid-friendly yet sophisticated enough for parents used to be hard, but…

By Ann Brown

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Run-Up to West Virginia

Strategists predict West Virginia primary will be a win for Clinton�s end

Despite predictions that Sen. Barack Obama will get trounced by Sen. Hillary
Clinton in the West…

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Sync Your Ride

Ford and Microsoft offer enhanced digital road experience

Imagine transforming your car into a digital, on-the-go, communications and audio
entertainment hub. Ford and Microsoft…

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Good News For College Loans

President Bush signs law increasing access to federal funds

If you’re the parent of a college student, you know how expensive higher education
can be.…

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Will Smith as a Superhero

Actor to star in summer action flick Hancock

It’s summertime! Well, maybe not officially, but definitely for Hollywood. The first weekend in May…

By George Alexander

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Women’s Health Week

Obesity, dental disease, HIV/AIDS epidemic are major health issues for African American women

As National Women’s Health Week (May 11-17) kicked off, a lack of healthcare
insurance, inaccessibility to…

By Aisha I. Jefferson

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The Bond of Three Doctors Part 2

Roundtable discussion is with the 3 doctors “The Bond: Three Young Men Learn to…

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Estate Planning

The Washington Post’s Michelle Singletary discusses estate planning.

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Dennis Archer

Dennis Archer, former Detroit Mayor and the first African American to preside over the American…

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The Fastest Way to the Airport

Helicopters are helping commuters by-pass traffic when they’re going to the airport.

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The Pact of Three Doctors Part 1

A look at “The Bond” between three friends who achieved their goal of becoming doctors.…

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Looking for Bargains on Rental Property

Ten surefire ways to lock in profits

Real estate prices are tumbling across the U.S. That may spell trouble for homeowners, but…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Green Fashion

Owner of LaTrice Designs makes fashion statement with repurposed materials

It’s all about recycling for LaTonya Banes, owner and designer of LaTrice Designs in Dallas.…

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Capital Crunch for Black Businesses

Fed report reveals tightened lending standards for smaller firms

A Federal Reserve report released this week underscores the increasing difficulty that small business owners…

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Rules and Regulations

Helping businesses understand evolving compliance issues and regulatory practices

Employers have numerous responsibilities, from protecting the health and safety of employees in the workplace…

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Obama, Clinton Both Clinch Victories

Illinois senator holds on to his lead in delegates and popular votes

As predicted in the topsy-turvy race for the Democratic presidential nomination, Sen. Barack Obama and…

By Joyce Jones

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The Race is On

The Internet can be a vital tool for firms vying for new talent

Companies that ignore the Internet as a recruiting tool are sure to miss out on…

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John McCain Stresses His Conservative Bona Fides

Presidential candidate speaks out on government responsibility and the war in Iraq
John McCain, the…

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Barack Obama Reveals His Master Plan

Presidential candidate speaks out on housing, education, and jobs
Barack Obama has emerged as a…

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One-on-One With Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton

Candidate speaks out on the economy and social issues

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential campaign has had its struggles, but the candidate has consistently…

By Joyce Jones

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On the Issues: The Environment

Candidates share their solutions to solving the country’s environmental problems

With even President Bush recently announcing a national goal of stopping the growth of greenhouse…

By Jenny Sherman

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On the Issues: National Security

Experts weigh in about the candidates’ stances on national security

Almost immediately after Sen. John McCain became the Republican Party’s presumptive nominee for president of…

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On The Issues: Experts Speak on the Record

What the front-runners' voting records say about how they may lead

The Economy
John McCain

Voted No to the Bush tax cuts but later voted Yes to extend…

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Will Voters Be Swayed by Pastor's Comments?

Wright controversy pulls focus from top issues in Obama campaign

In the critical days leading up to the Indiana and North Carolina primaries on Tuesday,…

By Joyce Jones

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Barack Obama Reveals His Master Plan

Presidential candidate speaks out on housing, education, and jobs

Barack Obama has emerged as a leading candidate for the president of the United States.…

By Joyce Jones

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Mortgage Crisis

Examining the state of the U.S. economy with a distinguished panel of Black Enterprise…

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Recession-Proof Your Finances

Learn how to recession-proof your finances.

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The Young Vote

Roundtable discussion focuses on what young voters are looking for in a candidate with panelists…

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WILL.I.AM Yes We Can

Black Eyed Peas front man WILL.I.AM shares his support for Sen. Barack Obama and dishes…

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On the Issues: Healthcare

Presidential hopefuls propose healthcare reform in varying degrees

The healthcare issues of the 2008 presidential election are as notable for what they highlight…

By Heather Boerner

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Raven-Symoné Goes Against the Grain

Former Cosby kid stays true to her roots

Raven-SymonĂ© is widely known as a good girl—the girl who grew up next door, gained…

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On the Issues: The Economy

Presidential candidates spell out plans for reviving the economy

The economy is the top concern for American voters, according to a recent Associated Press/Yahoo…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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SEC Sues Birmingham Mayor

Larry Langford charged with taking undisclosed payments

Birmingham, Alabama, Mayor Larry Langford was sued by the Securities and Exchange Commission…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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How to Talk to Your Doctor

For health's sake, speak up

The May 2008 issue of BLACK ENTERPRISE lists the nation’s preeminent doctors. They reside in…

By Cliff Hocker

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Health Remains High On Our Wealth Agenda

For nearly four decades, a consistent objective of the BLACK ENTERPRISE mission has been…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Backtalk with Holly Robinson Peete

Most remember Holly Robinson Peete from hit television shows such as the police drama…

By S. Tia Brown

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On The Record

See what the presidential front-runners' voting records say about how they may lead in the top job

The 2008 presidential campaign is turning out to be one of the most exciting…

By Joyce Jones

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New York’s First Black Governor Takes The Reins

Paterson's ability to play nice with Republicans may help him meet challenges head-on

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

By Aisha I. Jefferson

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Holloway To Inject New Life Into NBC

Plans to turn the economic model for network revenue on its head

With NBC broadcasting the Summer Olympics in 2008, the Super Bowl in 2009, and…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Adopt A Child

Black children flood the foster care system

Although there is little difference, according to racial group, in the incidence of abuse…

By Nicole Marie Richardson

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Smart Money Moves

Industry-focused investments can help you profit in a slowing economy

Edwin Kennedy is no buy-and-hold investor. HE’S always scouting for opportunities to boost the…

By Steve Garmhausen

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Trend Spotter

Graceful Grady keeps an eye on a few contrarian picks in a turbulent market

The current anxiety many investors feel isn’t surprising. While they’d like to hear, “Come…

By James A. Anderson

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Market Mirror

Calvin Baker's portfolio closely tracks the larger market

A maker of pressure-control equipment for oil and gas production supplied lots of power…

By Steve Garmhausen

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Three Places To Find High Yields

As the Fed lowers interest rates, here's how to avoid puny payouts

The U.S. economy is sputtering, so the Federal Reserve is slashing interest rates. That…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Tax Adjustments

I’m expecting an unusually large tax refund this year. How can I better assess…

By Trevor Delaney

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In Good Company

By seeking success on their own terms, our 2008 nominees share a common goal

Now in its 13th year, our annual Small Business Awards highlight companies or entrepreneurs…

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A Just Cause

Van Jones uses "green tech" boom to create jobs, opportunities

“The green movement is not marginal hippie stuff, you know-your grandmother’s environmental cause,” says…

By Alwin Jones

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Tiny Tech

Small devices that pack a productivity punch

Whether you work from home or have cornered a hot spot at your favorite…

By Dale Coachman

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Green…By The Numbers Billion

5.9 BILLION: The amount in U.S. dollars it would cost to fill an Olympic-size…

By Anthony Calypso

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Meeting The Future

I have three employees who work remotely from a couple of locations. I would…

By Dale Coachman

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Everybody Counts

How a professional people person manages his staff

Name Marvin Ellison
Title President, Northern Division, Home Depot
Location Atlanta
Age 43
Power Play Managing 700 retail…

By Sean Drakes

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New Kid On The Job

How to get off to a good start

No matter how prepared you may be for the opportunity, entering a new job…

By Angeli R. Rasbury

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Style Change

Halfway through my engineering training, I discovered I have a passion for fashion. Although…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Take The Lead

Are you living your leadership potential?

Disturbed by the bleak outlook facing many of the young people on Chicago’s South…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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The Pursuit Of Happiness

Make the decision to cultivate joy in your life

Spring is a time of renewal. As the days grow warmer and longer, we’re…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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The Next Chapter

I’m a 37-year-old man who worked in corporate America in the technology sector for…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Hit The Road

How to keep the cost of insuring your teenage driver under control

Heading into the summer months, parents may dread the frequency of an often anxiety-inducing…

By Ilana Polyak

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Maximize Your Miles

Take full advantage of rewards programs for better hotels and first-class flights

As the economy slows, travelers are looking to tighten more than just their seat…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Closing An Old Account

I paid off one of my credit cards and closed the account six months…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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WHEELS OF FIRE

Cyclist David Osborne gets adrenaline rush from racing

David Osborne discovered his love of bicycle racing by happenstance. Riding his bike to…

By Tracey Brown

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A Different Type Of Cruise Experience

Finding balance and vitality on Royal Caribbean's Liberty of the Seas

I’m half asleep on the balcony of my ocean view stateroom when a lilting,…

By Patricia Jacobs

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A Different Kind Of Recruiting

How one city is searching for and retaining minority talent

As baby boomers prepare to retire from the job market and people of color…

By Anthony Calypso

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Political Clout

What the hip-hop generation means to this election

It’s a group that’s been credited with influencing American fashion and music as well…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Regaining Control

A big tax bill prompts the McCoys to take charge of their finances

He was making a major transition, but when Hoover McCoy retired from the Air…

By Glenn Townes

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What Matters Most?

Paraisia Winston prepares to tackle a mountain of bills

Paraisia Winston is weighing a life-changing decision: “Do I do what matters most, or…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash

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Do Good, Get Rich

Social warriors start businesses that improve the lives of African women

E. Aminata Brown was shopping for produce for the first time in the bustling…

By Elaine Lee

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The Cutting Edge

What does it take to turn a barbershop into a booming business?

Introduction
For most men, venturing to the barbershop is a weekly ritual that goes beyond…

By Kingsley Kanu Jr.

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Fight a Denied Health Insurance Claim

Win and Learn how to appeal a decision

It was supposed to be an enjoyable afternoon. Last March, 88-year-old Samuel Coley Sr.…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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America’s Leading Doctors

From treating heart disease to fighting cancer, these physicians are changing the world of medicine

They’re among the best and brightest in medicine. Collectively, these physicians have saved millions of…

By Derek T. Dingle

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