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Menthol cigarette issue smokes out Congressional Black Caucus

Before the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act…

By Cliff Hocker

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Change May Be Brewing

Belgian company takes over Anheuser-Busch

The Budweiser and Bud Light family of beer have a new home with the $52…

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Madison Square Garden Shuffles Management

Former MSG president Steve Mills is reassigned in shake-up

Steve Mills, Madison Square Garden’s president and chief operating officer, was reassigned Tuesday to a…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Winning the Vote

Groups hold power to sway large blocks of voters

Campaigns are exploring ways to win the endorsements of respected groups and organizations that can…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Obama's Advertising Strategy

Will candidate's plan be to his ultimate detriment?

African American voters have long lamented that Democratic politicians take their vote for granted, while…

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Film Financing

Tax incentives offer attractive options

Making a film has never been easy. Raising the cash, securing a bankable cast and…

By George Alexander

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Victoria’s Secret Pink Adds HBCU Flair

Collegiate apparel to showcase black colleges

When Victoria’s Secret Pink rolled out its nationwide collegiate collection in June, featuring the names…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Operations Overload

Even the savviest of entrepreneurs get tired of being the boss

It’s no secret that running a small business requires commitment. But over time, the long…

By Wendy Harris

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Bridging Diversity in Commercial Real Estate

Summit to foster networks in private and public partnerships

Although builders are abandoning ship in the housing market, real estate development in the commercial…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Avoiding Insurance Fraud

Tips for finding a health insurer your business can depend on

There are a lot of health insurance scams out there. Not only must small business…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Road Trippin’

Let the most effective GPS keep you on track during your summer road trip

This may not be the perfect summer for a road trip. But if you’re one…

By Dale Coachman

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On a Lonely Highway

RV franchisor offers tips for carving out a niche in an untapped market

As the owner of one of the nation’s first RV rental companies, Las Vegas-based Bates…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Maryland's First Black Congresswoman Sets Agenda

Newly Elected Democrat Donna Edwards to take on key issues

As Congress decides its summer agenda, newcomer Donna Edwards (D-Md.) hasn’t wasted any time making…

By Ann Brown

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Obama's World Tour

Global citizens buying into possible presidency

Most recent U.S. public opinion polls have the presidential contest between Democratic presumptive nominee Sen.…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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D.C.’s Green (and Pink) Cash Infusion

AKA members flex buying power during centennial convention

When Melanie Burke Delaney arrived in Washington, D.C., for the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.’s…

By Donna M. Owens

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New Media Dilemma for Democratic Convention

Black bloggers complain of virtual shutout

As the Democrats gear up for a historic convention in Denver this August, some African…

By Ann Brown

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Dr. 'Green' House

Former neurochemist builds healthy houses in the South

When Freeman Ledbetter was nearing the end of his post-doctorate program in neurochemistry at Duke…

By Wendy Harris

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McCain Addresses NAACP

Candidate breaks Bush tradition

Yesterday, Sen. John McCain, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, delivered a speech at the NAACP’s…

By Joyce Jones

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Cutting Edge: Throwing Green After Green

Are you spending too much on your lawn?

Are you finding that more and more of your money is being spent on maintaining…

By Gia Parker

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Trail Mix

Shake-ups, pundit rake-ups rouse flip-flop blame

Last week should have marked a new beginning for the Republican presumptive presidential nominee Sen.…

By Joyce Jones

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Drawing on Our Fears

Magazine cover inflames rumors, ruffles feathers

Tuesday night on Larry King Live, Sen. Barack Obama once again affirmed that he is…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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The 15 Best Companies for Board Diversity

These American corporations have decided to climb aboard the diversity train.

Every July, Black Enterprise magazine identifies the “40 Best Companies for Diversity” (on newsstands now).…

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Play Money

So you want to invest in a Broadway production?

Broadway has definitely been on a roll. The Great White Way had a record year…

By George Alexander

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A Taxing Campaign

Obama and McCain take a stand on tax breaks, exemptions, deductions, and credits

Obama and McCain take a stand on tax breaks, exemptions, deductions, and credits.

By Joyce Jones

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The 15 Best Companies for Supplier Diversity

Every July, Black Enterprise magazine identifies the “40 Best Companies for Diversity.” In addition, we…

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Cutting Edge: Squeezing Out the Extra Mile

Are you doing everything you can to save on gas?

Is there no end in sight? It’s getting increasingly hard to remember when gas was…

By Maya Yette

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The Spoiler Effect

Third-party candidates may take key votes from Obama, McCain

While the next president of the United States is expected to be either Democratic Sen.…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Deep in Business Debt?

Here is how you can pay your creditors and keep your doors open

If you’re like most small business owners, at some point you have robbed Peter to…

By Wendy Harris

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Sean Combs Receives Reginald F. Lewis Award

Icon gets inaugural honor for strides in business

Business mogul and entrepreneur, Sean “P. Diddy” Combs was honored with the inaugural Reginald F.…

By Renita Burns

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A Whopper of a Franchise

C.H. James & Co. expands Burger King restaurant business unit

Charles H. “Chuck” James III continues to reposition his family-owned company into the quick-service restaurant…

By Cliff Hocker

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The 15 Best Companies for Senior Management

For these firms, glass ceilings do not apply

Every July, Black Enterprise magazine identifies the “40 Best Companies for Diversity” (on newsstands now).…

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The 15 Best Companies for Supplier Diversity

Looking to do business with corporate America? Check our list of prospects.

Looking to do business with corporate America? Check our list of prospects.

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Measuring Up Online

Web 2.0: Obama vs. McCain

When Bush and Gore challenged one another for the spot of commander-in-chief, the world had…

By Bridget McCrea

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Surfing the Social Wave

Desire Rogers appointed to president of social networking for Allstate Financial

Allstate plans to give customers an opportunity to create an interactive network where they can…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Cutting Edge: BBQ Bargains

Trim the fat off the cost of your holiday entertaining

As the Fourth of July approaches, surging gas prices and soaring food costs have many…

By Renita Burns

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The Campaign Trail

How are they doing?

During the Democratic primary season, Sen. Barack Obama proved himself to be not only a…

By Joyce Jones

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Roundball Round Lots

Dont overlook sports and other enticements to help teach your kids about saving and investing.

Roughly a year after the highly publicized incident, Ralph Baker Jr. stands before a…

By Jessica Jones

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Finding Solid Ground

Spotting investment opportunities in a tough real estate market.

It happened without a sound. If only it were possible to hear the real estate…

By Kemba J. Dunham

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America’s Leading Doctors: Psychiatry

The leading medical practitioners of treatment of mental health issues including depression, eating disorders and substance abuse

Mental health remains a critical issue in America. A recent study funded by the National…

By Cliff Hocker

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Making Ends Meet

Dana and Julius Williams struggle with finances and eldercare

Unexpected events are apart of life. And perhaps no one knows this better than Dana…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash

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Diversifying Pays Off

The Browns use disciplined investment approach

Taking Risks isn’t easy—especially when it comes to one’s finances. Over the years, Bruce Brown…

By Sakina P. Spruell

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The Heart of the Matter

Doctors lead an initiative to improve cardiovascular health

As Americans are expressing interest in bettering their health, the African American community remains stagnant…

By Aisha Sylvester

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Executive Education: Basic Training

M.B.A. remains degree of choice for executives, entrepreneurs

On today’s ever-changing business battlefield, executives and entrepreneurs alike must be fully armed. There’s one…

By Kingsley Kanu Jr.

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Obama: Standing on Their Shoulders

A look back at the foundation laid for Barack Obama's candidacy

While America relished in the historic moment of Sen. Barack Obama’s triumph over Sen. Hillary…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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