On Inclusion, Transparency, and Corruption

Obama’s public liaison and friend gives insight on the transition

Valerie Jarrett, co-chairwoman of President-elect Barack Obama’s transition team and assistant to the president for…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Goodbye Credit Card Rate Hikes?

New rules add protections for consumers

For many of us, credit cards have been a saving grace in times of need…

By Renita Burns

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Blagojevich Names Obama’s Senate Replacement

Despite backlash, Burris announced as governor's pick

Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich picked former state Attorney General Roland Burris to fill President-elect Barack…

By Renita Burns

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Report: Disparities in Higher Education for Blacks

Study says African Americans still lacking in opportunities

As the U.S. government works to overhaul the nation’s financial system and contemplates bailing out…

By Aisha I. Jefferson

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Stork Vision Delivers New Opportunities

A career sonographer labors to open an ultrasound franchise

Oftentimes advances in technology will spawn new franchise concepts. In the case of Stork Vision,…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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The Costs of Cancer: Part Two

Awareness and prevention key to addressing costly epidemic

There are several theories that explain why blacks have higher mortality rates from cancer. They…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Scam Artists Adapt to Economic Crisis

Avoid those who prey on your financial woes

While scams are always a concern of law enforcement, experts are warning that the tough…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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What Does Diversity Mean for Employees?

Few companies have a clear definition of what diversity means

Despite the claims by many companies that diversity is a priority, few companies have a…

By Renita Burns

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What You Should Know Before Filing for Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy has gotten more difficult—and expensive.

It was the daily flood of phone calls that finally did it. They became so…

By Ilana Polyak

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The Most Intriguing People in Business

What distinguishes them from their peers is their pure domination of their respective spaces.

These individuals regularly wrestle with the status quo and manage challenges through a uniquely creative…

By Sonia Alleyne

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CodeBlack Expands Across Media Platforms

Website offers on-demand movies and store

If growing complimentary businesses with different revenue streams is the goal to expand the market…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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National Outsourcing Firm to Offer Free Job Advice

Hot lines help job seekers

To help job seekers improve their odds of success in this highly competitive employment market,…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Getting the New Year’s Eve Look

A new you on an old budget

Finding the right celebration spot for New Year’s Eve always tops the to-do list for…

By Renita Burns

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Your Health and Wellness Checklist

How to be the best 'you' you can be

No matter how many loved ones are in your life, no one will ever care…

By Renita Burns

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The Cutting Edge: New Year’s Eve

Bring in a party with more bang for your buck

New Year’s Eve is just around the corner, and if you haven’t cemented plans to…

By Renita Burns

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See Previous Elevator Pitch Finalists

Review the best user submitted videos of 2008

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Top Black Executive Gets New Post at Southern Co.

Chris Womack promoted to executive vice president

Southern Co. has promoted Christopher C. Womack to executive vice president and president of external…

By Renita Burns

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Executives Working to Create Black-Owned Holding Company

Firm would make capital available to minority banks

Three African American executives are trying to raise $50 million to create a black-owned bank…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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Robert Johnson Creates Lending Facility for Mortgage Servicers

BET founder seeking TARP funds to finance venture

Through Urban Trust Bank, Robert L. Johnson created a new entity, Homeowners First Bank. Homeowners…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Your Home Insurance Checklist

Protect one of your most valuable assets

Your home is your castle, and probably your biggest investment. So, it’s essential that whatever…

By Renita Burns

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