New York Governor Takes Bond Issuance to Task

Task Force to help eliminate barriers for M/WBEs

June 30, 2008 — On Thursday, in conjunction with his appointment of Paul T. Williams…

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Dead Air

Lawmakers fear minorities will be shut out in Sirius/XM merger

Lawmakers fear minorities will be shut out in Sirius/XM merger

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Leading Doctor Receives Presidential Medal of Freedom

Benjamin Carson Sr. given the highest civilian honor in the nation

Even receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom—the highest civilian honor in the nation—didn’t go to…

By Renita Burns

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Senator Barack Obama Change You Can Believe In Part 2

Senator Barack Obama addresses the media on being black, and his plan on becoming the…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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Senator Barack Obama – Change You Can Believe In Part 1

Senator Barack Obama talks about his run for President, health care, families, and his thoughts…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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Internet Rumors Take Center Stage in Election Season

Campaign mudslinging reaches an online low

Every election cycle, voters must sift through media sources and other information outlets to discern…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Strategies to Small Business Success

Down economy has many entrepreneurs struggling to stay afloat

Junior’s company, which teaches large and small businesses brand development, strategic planning, implementation, marketing, and…

By Wendy Harris

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9 Tips to Help You Cut Your Vacation Costs

Smart tips to help you save money on your summer travel plans

It’s hard to escape the news about prices at the pump. But with all the…

By Chris Taylor

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Looking Forward, Democrats Hope for November Trifecta

Party on top as Republicans feel the squeeze

There’s a theory prescribed to by political observers and operatives that when a party benefits…

By Joyce Jones

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Targeting Poverty

Philanthropic organization aims to end extreme global poverty

It’s a promise being made to a part of the world where life and death…

By Anthony Calypso

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Jaguar Dealers Take Final Drive

Luxury automaker suffers from sales declines

As Ford Motor Co. struggles to maintain competitive and return to profitability, at press time…

By Jeff Fortson

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Beyond Government

The federal government is not the only source of support for small business owners. A…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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You Can Retire Early

Live off of your retirement income before age 62

If you’re not sure about when to retire, you’re not alone.

By Donald Jay Korn

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Looking Ahead

Obamas success may help boost other black politicians

Whether Sen. Barack Obama’s presidential run ends successfully at the White House, the historic implications…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Environmental Group Strives to Educate

Norris McDonald hopes to bring blacks to the forefront of awareness

For Norris McDonald, saving the environment couldn’t be more personal. Suffering from chronic acute asthma,…

By Erinn R. Johnson

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Talking With the Enemy

Obama and McCain offer different approaches to dealing with Iran

Lately there seem to be few issues on which the presumptive presidential nominees, Democratic Sen.…

By Joyce Jones

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Just Because You Build It…

How to turn online tire kickers into actual customers

They flock to your Website in droves, looking for the latest information on a certain…

By Bridget McCrea

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On the Issues: Immigration

Presidential candidates spell out plans for addressing immigration

Immigration ranks as one of the hot-button issues of the 2008 campaign. How strong are…

By Randy Hechet

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Barack Obama’s Lesson in Social Media

Senator adroitly uses Twitter to spread his message

With Sen. Barack Obama being recognized as the presumptive presidential nominee of the Democratic Party,…

By Brent Leary

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How to Avoid Foreclosure

Resources are available to help homeowners prevent repossession

With home foreclosures reaching record highs and circulating news reports about heavyweight boxing champion Evander…

By Aisha I. Jefferson

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Home Costly Home

Take inventory and look for ways to cut the fixed costs of homeownership

As a homeowner, hopefully you haven’t been swept up in the subprime tide that’s hit…

By Chris Taylor

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Feeling the Pinch

Vallejo bankruptcy filing may be the tip of iceberg

Encumbered with ballooning labor costs and years of recurring debt that led to a $16…

By Aisha I. Jefferson

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Capri Capital Goes Global

Lands $2 billion real estate deal in Saudi Arabia

Capri Capital Partners L.L.C. (No. 4 on the BE ASSET MANAGERS list with $4.48 billion…

By Alan Hughes

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The Beat Goes On

Grandmaster Flash enters the celebrity memoir arena

This week, Grandmaster Flash’s memoir The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash: My
Life, My Beat hit the…

By George Alexander

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Roll Camera

New state act aims to lure more entertainment production to Georgia

While many cities and states offer special incentives such as tax breaks to lure
film and…

By Ann Brown

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Mending Fences

Can Obama and Clinton supporters make nice?

With the primary season over, presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama has his eyes…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Cutting Edge: It All Adds Up

Avoid banking fees

A $3.00 fee here; a $25.00 charge there. You’ve probably noticed—with growing alarm—how small banking…

By Chris Taylor

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The Business of the NBA Finals – Part 6

The Advertisers

With so many entertainment options available today—ranging from 500+ cable channels and pay-per-view programming, to…

By Alexis McCombs

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iPhone 2.0 Unveiled

New Apple device comes with more features and lower price tag than original

Just a little more than a year since the introduction of the first generation iPhone,…

By Anthony Calypso

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Renetta McCann Leaves CEO Post

Influential executive announces sabbatical leave from Starcom MediaVest

Renetta McCann, one of the most powerful and influential black women in business and advertising,…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Swinging on the Exit Strategy

Candidates differ greatly on when to leave Iraq

With the economy spinning out of control, the war in Iraq is no longer the…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Cutting Edge: Deals for Dad

Ways to save some money this Fathers Day

Many of us are finding that our pockets aren’t quite as deep as they once…

By Dale Coachman

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Corporate Clicks: FraserNetsearch

African American business search engine set to launch

According to recent studies, African Americans turn to the Internet more often than others for…

By Ann Brown

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The Business of the NBA Finals—Part 3

The Network

Television networks search the high seas to find programming that will appeal to a large…

By Alexis McCombs

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Enough is Enough Part 2C

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

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Enough is Enough Part 2B

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

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Enough is Enough Part 2A

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

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The Business of the NBA Finals – Part 2

The League

Last summer, the NBA made headlines when former referee Tim Donaghy admitted betting on games…

By Alexis McCombs

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A Tale of Caution

Death of African American hedge fund manager sheds light on unscrupulous advisers

Six former NFL players are proceeding with a lawsuit against the league and its players…

By Ann Brown

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T.I.’s MTV Reality Show

Is rappers new program a PR stunt or worthwhile cause?

I’ll have to admit, when I first heard the news last week that rapper T.I.
was…

By George Alexander

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African Americans in the GOP

Black Republicans grapple with historic implications of Obama candidacy

Many African American Republicans are entering the general election campaign season balancing their concern that…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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A Nice Day for a Green Wedding

Take steps to make your celebration eco-friendly

It’s a twist on the traditional wedding custom offered by BluePlanetWedding.comone of the growing number…

By Erinn R. Johnson

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Blacks Under The Knife

The number of African American plastic surgery patients is on the rise

The number of ethnic minorities going under the knife for cosmetic procedures continues to climb,…

By Aisha I. Jefferson

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The Business of the NBA Finals – Part 1

As the top teams prepare to face off, host cities ready coffers

The ultimate destination for any NBA team is the Finals. The journey is long, but…

By Alexis McCombs

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The Cutting Edge

Do you need to cut costsand fast? Here are several ways to get your family finances back under control

The Spences have become true virtuosos at saving money. Whether it’s heating up frozen meals…

By Chris Taylor

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Obama Secures Enough Delegates for Nomination

Clinton to make key decisions in coming days

Following 17 months of a hard-fought contest that may go down in the history books…

By Joyce Jones

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Fate of Federal Contracting Agency

GSA seeks to move beyond dark cloud after Lurita Doan's controversial departure

Following repeated calls for her resignation and investigations into some of her dealings at the…

By Ann Brown

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Small Business: Candidates On the Record

Clues show where these firms stand with presidential hopefuls

On the presidential campaign trail, Sens. Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and John McCain have all…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Following Up

Using technology to create better customer relationships

Many small businesses have turned to technology to automate important but routine tasks and processes.…

By Brent Leary

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Africa’s Power Show

Film puts Africa investment in spotlight

From the opening shots to the closing credits Africa Investment Horizons, is a documentary determined…

By Anthony Calypso

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Splitting Votes

DNC rules committee decides on Michigan and Florida delegations

When Democratic National Committee officials gathered in Washington, D.C. Saturday to deliberate the question of…

By Joyce Jones

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Recognizing True Leadership

Leadership is highly valued in our society, with leaders usually reaping the greatest rewards…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Backtalk with Will.i.am

Will.i.am on politics

Since the popular hip-hop group Black Eyed Peas stepped onto the world stage in 2003,…

By Kenneth Meeks

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Detroit Mayor Heads To Trial

Will the beleaguered city support him?

Even as his trial is scheduled to begin this month, Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Turning "Green" Into Green

An environmentally friendly job market may offer opportunities to black workers

Solutions to problems such as rising fuel prices and limited landfill space are creating…

By Brenda Porter

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Proposed Education Cuts

How President Bush's 2009 budget may affect HBCUs

President George W. Bush’s 2009 education budget proposal has many black educators concerned about…

By Ann Brown

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Radio One Buys Blackplanet.Com

$38 million deal includes other ethnic community Websites

With its acquisition of Community Connect Inc. for $38 million, Lanham, Maryland-based Radio One…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Immigrants Vs. Blacks

Studies show that immigration affects the wages of African Americans

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights invited a group of labor economists and immigration…

By Joyce Jones

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Mixed Marriage

Blacks are less likely than other ethnicities to marry interracially

African Americans remain much less likely than American Indians, Latinos, and Asian Americans to…

By Nicole Marie Richardson

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Time To Refinance?

What you can expect if you're looking for a better deal

As the federal reserve cuts interest rates, refinancing your mortgage might be less expensive.…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Don’t Overlook The Financial Sector

Fred Cummings says there's still money to be made in regional banks

Some might think he’s kidding, but Fred Cummings says investors shouldn’t summarily dismiss banking…

By James A. Anderson

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Double-Digit Days

Commodities fuel impressive returns for Charles Payne's picks

The stock of white-shoe investment bank Goldman Sachs Group Inc. showed little muscle over…

By Steve Garmhausen

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The Bears Are Back

Is there going to be trouble?

With stock indices well off their highs of last year, the bears are back…

By Charles Keenan

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Building A Better Bank Account

I just recently started saving and have accumulated around $1,200. I’m only getting a…

By Trevor Delaney

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Mr. Fix It

With a goal of enhancing ethnic beauty, cosmetic surgeon builds lucrative practice

“If you open any textbook regarding plastic surgery, the face that’s always pictured is…

By Ayana Dixon

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Get Creative With Compensation

When paying employees, consider incentives other than cash

When Stephany Deberry opened her first Simply Salads and Smoothies restaurant in Leesburg, Virginia, limited…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Reel In The Resources

Government agencies provide training, funding to push business owners to the next level

“Small business owners need to do their due dili gence,” says Lauren R. Beard, president…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Command Success

Universal rules for victory with business ventures

Before opening Dudley’s Paw Inc., a New York-based pet store located in lower Manhattan,…

By Kingsley Kanu Jr.

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Paying The Bills

I’m on my way to starting a medical billing, collections, and consulting home-based business.…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Risky Business

Richelle Shaw's FreshStart fills a telecom void

When Richelle Shaw discovered that more than 300,000 Americans had their phone lines suspended…

By Bridget McCrea

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Digital Darkroom

Here's how to get perfect prints

You’ve bought your camera and filled your memory card with photos, now what? The answer…

By Laura Turley

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Tekkeon’s Navdock Home Media Center

Tekkeon’s NavDock Home Media Center is a neat device that
lets users navigate their iPod…

By Dale Coachman

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TV On Tap

AT&T Mobile TV set to launch ... finally

AT&T Inc. has announced plans to launch
AT&T Mobile TV with Qualcomm’s MediaFLO (www.media
flousa.com). Wireless…

By Alwin Jones

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Campbell Sells Securiant

Serial entrepreneur embarks on new tech venture

In April, serial entrepreneur Richard J.B. Campbell embarked on a new venture when he…

By Anthony Calypso

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Mobile Web

I am a senior in college and started my own company online last year.…

By Dale Coachman

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A Journey Toward Excellence

A five-time Emmy winning producer of CBS' The Amazing Race raises the bar for reality TV

Name Hayma “Screech” Washington
Title: Executive Producer, The Amazing Race CBS
Location: Los Angeles
Age: 52
Power Play…

By Sean Drakes

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Getting To A More Productive Team

On top of the filing shelf above his desk, Daryl Wayne Wilkerson, vice president…

By Kingsley Kanu Jr.

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Sales Sign

I’m a college graduate working full time as a sales rep for several years.…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Diversity Goes To School

What chief diversity officers can teach colleges, universities

As more corporations reap benefits from hiring chief diversity officers, institutions of higher learning have…

By Aisha Sylvester

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A New Minority By 2050

2050 the word minority could refer to a different racial group, according to projections…

By Aisha Sylvester

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The Good of Green

Why you need to participate in the environmental movement

The numbers are surprising: each year, changes to the Earth’s climate contribute to at least…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Second Life

An entrepreneur learns it's never too late to right a wrong and pursue a passion

Doreen Motton says she knows how it feels to hit rock bottom: It hurts. Feelings…

By Ayana Dixon

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Make A Move

Beat complacency by repositioning yourself

Bishop T.D. Jakes, founder and CEO of the Dallas-based The Potter’s House, believes change…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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Life in Limbo

I left graduate school with a master’s degree, headed for corporate America, but the…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Profitable Renovations

In a plunging housing market, renovations can make the difference between getting a great sale price or no offers at all

In many ways the housing market resembles a high-stakes poker game. For the last few…

By Chris Taylor

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The Perfect Cup

Patrice Clayton instructs on hosting a great tea party

The sophisticated rituals of modern-day tea drinking were introduced by the Ming Dynasty in China…

By Denise A. Campbell Laidler

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Sweet Success in South Africa

A wine merchant finds opportunity in Johannesburg

All eyes will be on South Africa when the country hosts soccer’s World Cup in…

By Kelly E. Carter

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Bold Leadership for the 21st Century

Innovation. Vision. Guts. Today's CEOs need these qualities to lead their companies to profitability -- and growth

Today’s CEOs face more challenges than perhaps any other generation of business leaders. Not…

By Alan Hughes

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Surviving the Game

With battles for ad budgets more competitive than ever, African American agency CEOs rely on solid leadership to win

“There is a real crisis as it relates to African American advertising agencies, and…

By Wendy Harris

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A Long, Cold Winter in Detroit

International competitors keep U.S. automakers on ice

A frigid residential housing market combined with cooling consumer confidence and already bleak new vehicle…

By Cliff Hocker

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All in the Family

The Corleys turn small-town savvy into big business

Grants, New Mexico, is the kind of place that reminds you of a town in…

By Nicole Marie Richardson

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Oprah Means Business

By focusing on her message and expanding empire, she proved long ago that Harpo Inc. is about more than just talk

For the past 15 years, Oprah Winfrey repeatedly told her team that production of…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Digging In

Black financial services firms entrench themselves amid a rocky market

Calling the financial markets over the last year erratic is an understatement. Triple-digit swings…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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Taking Flight

With two incomes, the Knox family is ready for the next step

“I had to step up and provide,” says Marcel Knox, who is no stranger…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash

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Atlanta Life Mourns CEO’s Passing

Ronald D. Brown reinvigorated the century-old institution

Ronald D. Brown, President and CEO of Atlanta Life Financial Group, our 2008 Financial…

By Alan Hughes

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Building New Foundations

BE 100s CEOs tap new markets, diversify to grow the top line

Many of America’s black CEOs took a wallop in 2007 but carried on their…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Recession Survival Guide

How to keep your head -- your home, finances, and career -- above water

“This economic downturn is affecting more people than just those who have the least…

By Ilana Polyak

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Unbeatable Combination

By merging a venerable insurer, a thriving asset manager, and a revitalized investment bank, Atlanta Life Financial Group has become the industry's latest powerhouse

Ronald D. Brown greets the congregation of a dozen or so senior managers. With…

By Alan Hughes

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