Regulators Issue Cease and Desist Order to Chicago Bank

Highland Community faulted for unsafe banking actions

Chicago-based Highland Community Bank received a cease and desist order earlier this month from federal…

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Finding the Right Personal Finance Applications

See how these virtual money-tracking tools stack up

For your convenience – and my own – I tested three personal finance apps, iBear…

By Renita Burns

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In Case of Disaster

A planning primer for small to midsized companies

Imagine walking into your office, warehouse, or plant tomorrow morning and finding an empty space.…

By Bridget McCrea

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Aetna CEO Talks Healthcare Reform

Company supports public-private partnership for coverage

Aetna’s chief executive, Ronald A. Williams, recently gave Black Enterprise the insurance industry’s take on…

By John Simons

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Manage Your Tax Obligations

Seven things to consider when your job status changes

Thousands of laid-off workers have been pushed into self-employment and freelance work this year. A…

By Vicki Lee Parker

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Golf & Tennis Challenge 2009

With a little planning, you can make a great vacation of your next golf trip.…

By Lonnie C. Major

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Healthcare Reform

BLACK ENTERPRISE Editor-in-Chief Derek T. Dingle and Senior Personal Finance Editor John Simons puts the…

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Healthcare Reform Agenda, Pt. 2

Aetna CEO Ron Williams explains what healthcare reform means to insurance companies. (Part 2)

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Healthcare Reform Agenda, Pt. 1

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius defines Pres. Barack Obama’s message on Healthcare Reform.…

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Race & Politics, Part 1

A special Reporter’s Roundtable examines hot button issues surrounding the Obama administration with panelists Pamela…

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Race & Politics, Part 2

A special Reporter’s Roundtable examines hot button issues surrounding the Obama administration with panelists Pamela…

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Race & Politics, Part 3

A special Reporter’s Roundtable examines hot button issues surrounding the Obama administration with panelists Pamela…

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Grammy Award Winner Usher Launches New Initiative

Campaign will fund youth-led service projects

As part of his ongoing efforts to encourage youth volunteerism and service, R&B singer Usher…

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Washington Report

Latest updates from the Capitol

Washington Report

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Entrepreneurship and Innovation Are High on CBCF Agenda

Officials discuss available opportunities for minorities

At the national town hall meeting Thursday hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation on…

By Joyce Jones

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News Roundup: Week of Sept. 21 – Sept. 26

Tool raises awareness; Blacks tight-lipped at doctor's visits

News Roundup: Week of Sept. 21 – Sept 27

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Beyond Bangkok

Northeast Thailand provides earthy, exotic, lush treasures

From the perch of The Lobby Bar & Lounge at the chic Siam@Siam Design Hotel…

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CBCF Forum Focuses on Challenges to Minority Business Programs

Experts discuss strategies to prevent reversal of anti-discrimination efforts

On Nov. 4, 2008, the day the nation elected its first black president, the U.S.…

By Joyce Jones

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Learn to Make the Most of Your Day

Seven time management strategies for business owners

For most business owners, there simply aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything…

By Bridget McCrea

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Four Winning Ways to Stay on Solid Ground During Tough Times

Young entrepreneur uses creativity, niche to survive

A young entrepreneur offers 4 ways to stay on solid ground during these tough times

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The Road (That Shouldn’t Be) Less Traveled

DOT offers small businesses a bridge to success

Three ways to heighten your chances at nailing a piece of the Recovery Act funds…

By Simone Richards

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How I Landed My Gig

Get creative and stand out above the rest to win your dream job

Instead of sending out mass resumes and cover letters, I decided to tailor each cover…

By Renita Burns

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Clever Ways to Land the Interview and Snag the Job

Competition is fierce and you should be, too

With dizzying layoffs signaling employers’ reluctance to fill payrolls, securing an interview can turn into…

By Renita Burns

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Get Access to Recovery Act Dollars

Five steps to position your business

Make sure your small business isn’t left behind by checking out these five ways to…

By Brittany Hutson

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Tapping into the Creative Economy

The arts helps redefine a former manufacturing region

Some 60,000 patrons of the theater arts descend upon Winston-Salem, North Carolina biennially to attend…

By Alan Hughes

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Tax Collectors Mine Social Networks

Google, Facebook, and MySpace yield results in search for cheaters

Uncle Sam is tracking down tax deadbeats through social networks and making them pay up.

By Renita Burns

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Get Ready for Recovery

Channing Capital Management CEO urges investors to jump back into the market

This is a good time to be looking at your portfolio in the context of…

By John Simons

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Recruiting the Recruiter

Things to know before choosing an executive search firm

Small business owners often find themselves wearing many different hats. But when it comes time…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Implementing a Strategic Partnership

Teaming with other entrepreneurs can expand your reach

When business is slow and consumer spending decreases, solidarity between entrepreneurs can help drive sales…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Washington Report

House votes on student loans; CBCF Conference; Baucus presents health bill;SBA approves advocate

BlackEnterprise.com analyzes the week that was in Washington

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News Roundup: Week of Sept. 14-20

Blacks distrust media; Stimulus aid to fight disease

News Roundup

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HHS Secretary Says ‘It’s Time for Change’

In part two of an exclusive interview, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius discusses how ealthcare reform…

By Derek T. Dingle

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QUIZ: Is Opening a Franchise Right for You?

Vital questions before you make your move

With information from Boyce, Randall S. Hansen, founder of Quintessential Careers and FranchiseHelp.com, BlackEnterprise.com created…

By Renita Burns

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On the Frontlines of the Healthcare Reform Battle

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius talks Medicare, adequate coverage for all

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius about the political battle over healthcare reform.

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Ovarian Cancer Screening: The Elusive Goal

To save the lives of thousands of women, an effective means of early detection must be found

If ever there was a cancer in need of an effective screen, its ovarian cancer.…

By Kevin Holcomb

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More Black Females Graduating From HBCUs Than Black Males

Hispanic males enrolling at higher rates

Publicly funded historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) admitted, enrolled, and matriculated larger numbers of…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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How to Handle Your Severance Package

You may have more options than you know

Once you’ve been offered a severance package, it’s tempting to accept it right away. With…

By Benice Atufunwa

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One Year After the Fall of Lehman

Our relationship with money will never be the same

On Sept. 15, 2008, Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. It…

By John Simons

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Chief Diversity Officer Talks Plan to Change Face of Tennis

Executive hopes to take sport to new communities

Kevin Clayton, chief diversity officer of the United States Tennis Association, spoke with BlackEnterprise.com about…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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What Took the CBC So Long?

Black lawmakers speak out in support of Obama's public health care option. It's about time.

Until recently, the Congressional Black Caucus has been strangely quiet about the president’s proposed government…

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News Roundup: Week of Sept. 7 – Sept. 13

Union withdraws Bing support; Racial wage gap shrinks

News Roundup

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How to Raise an Entrepreneur

Tips to awaken your childs business sense

The mind of a child is unparalleled. Bursting with creativity and fearlessness, most children do…

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The Tangled Web of Debit Cards

Overdraft fees a cash cow for banks

I always thought that using a debit card for my purchases was a safe alternative…

By Renita Burns

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Talking Points

What you need to know now

Face of the Uninsured
The United States spends more than any other nation in the world…

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Entrepreneur Gets Lesson in Strategy 101

Misstep leads to journey on the right track

BlackEnterprise.com talked with entrepreneur TenishaPercel about how she started her two businesses and what lessons…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Obama Outlines Healthcare Goals Before Congress

President says public plan won't be deal breaker

Seeking to shift the vitriolic and partisan tenor of the debate over healthcare reform to…

By Joyce Jones

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How Healthcare Reform Affects You

Separating fact from fiction

The ongoing debate over healthcare reform is as intense as ever, but nothing has been…

By Joyce Jones

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My Powerful Life As Mrs. Buy-Black America

Thanks to the Empowerment Experiment, we've met some extraordinary entrepreneurs

When we created The Empowerment Experiment, we knew things would be different. We knew…

By Maggie Anderson

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Recession-Proof Healthcare Jobs

Opportunities for franchising, self-employment

The number of employees on company payrolls continues to decline in most industries. But in…

By Cliff Hocker

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Finding Compromise in a Tough Healthcare Reform Debate

How congressional proposals would impact small businesses

Here’s a look at how provisions in healthcare reform legislation and a bill from the…

By Joyce Jones

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Boastful or Blessed?

Handling the guilt of success during hard times

One person’s success can be another’s resentment. Psychologist gives advice on how to handle the…

By Kenrya Rankin Naasel

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Keep the Faith

Three ways to strengthen yourself from the inside out

Got Faith? Author Westina Matthews offers advice on making it through these uncertain times.

By Tamara E. Holmes

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News Roundup: Week of Aug. 31- Sept. 6

Jobless rate rises; GlobalHue joins aqueduct team

News Roundup

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Looking to Jump Back Into Stocks? Now May Be the Right Time

An expected market dip could provide prime opportunity

Lately, I’ve been feeling left out of the party. (And, no, it’s not because my…

By John Simons

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South Africa Welcomes the World for Premier Soccer Event

Star athlete encourages U.S. support

As famous for its captivating landscapes as it is notorious for its tumultuous past, South…

By Aisha Sylvester

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How to Make the Most of Your Doctor’s Visits

Internist talks reform, diligence, open communication

Dr. Virgie Bright Ellington, a board certified internist, believes that basic healthcare for every citizen…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Finding Financials

Bank, brokerage, and insurance stocks are pariahs these days. But many avoided danger. Heres some to consider

The recent economic meltdown started with the implosion of a handful of big banks and…

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The Real Game Is Business

The best thing about the B.E. Golf & Tennis Challenge: Everyone here is in it to win

It’s just the prelims of the 2009 Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge and it’s…

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Private Lenders Up in Arms Over Student Loan Bill

Legislation would benefit those who need relief most

While private lenders may lose a portion of funds from the federally backed loans in…

By Renita Burns

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Ovarian Cancer: Risks & Facts

The Facts
– Occurs in 1 in 72 women
– About 10% of ovarian cancer cases are…

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Black Power in Great Britain

A media executive presents a list of the best and brightest British professionals

A former lawyer-turned journalist-turned-media executive created the Powerlist, a compilation of 100 black business, political,…

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Fruits of Whose Labor?

Minority businesses worry they may be overlooked when stimulus contracts get doled out

Black entrepreneurs say tracking stimulus dollars will improve minority business participation in federally funded projects.

By Joyce Jones

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College Students Wanted

Sodexos recruitment efforts for recent grads bring a competitive edge to its bottom line

Angelique Nelson is a recent college graduate with a job. She was hired as a…

By Shahdai Richardson

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Could this Be a Good Year for New Graduates?

The economy may be dismal but your job search doesnt have to be. There are still jobs availableheres how you can land one

For nearly a year, Alex Easley, 22, researched, pursued, and interviewed with companies such as…

By Simone Richards

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Energy Efficient

A global HR auto exec believes organizational effectiveness is necessary for growth and is a constant work in progress

Stephanie Dawkins, senior vice president of AB Volvo is regarded as one of the top…

By Benice Atufunwa

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Bits & Bytes

Tech entrepreneur works to change the look of her company and outlook of her clients

Information technology consulting firm trains staff to reinforce relevance and reliability.

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Shop Green!

Link to environmentally safe products on the Web

With some research you can easily incorporate eco-friendly products into every aspect of your life.…

By Lauren Lea

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The Naked Truth

Helplessness doesn't have to hinder you

Although one cannot always alleviate emotions in times of distress, there are ways to combat…

By Bridget N. Armstrong

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Save Money on Healthcare Costs

Stay healthyand wealthyby using these cost-cutting moves

In May and June of this year, Alisa Toney took her 22-month-old daughter, Camille, to…

By Leslie E. Royal

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What You Sow

Organization helps girls envision an empowering future

In an effort to help teenage girls blossom where they are, Terri J. Brown launched…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Taking Challenges to the Mat

Michelle Barge really does bend over backwards to reach her goalsand help her clients reach theirs

After Michelle Barge was laid off from a job as director of marketing and merchandising…

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Where the Eating is Easy

Soulful Creole cuisine provides much more than a taste of New Orleans

Food defines New Orleans. There is no censorship on taste, no modified portions, and no…

By Sonia Alleyne

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The New iPhone 3GS and You

A slew of business apps are available

Against the older iPhone and the PalmPre, the iPhone 3GS is a solid improvement.

By David Hudson

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All in the Family

As more GenXers care for aging parents, creative planning can help beat high costs

Five years ago Jan Bryant found herself in the sandwich generation—those who are furthering their…

By James A. Anderson

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Add A Little SaaS to Your Business

New York-based Wakeman Agency soars with on-demand applications

On-Demand Applications such as “cloud computing” and “software as a service” help small businesses work…

By Dale Coachman

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Refashioning the Familiar

Candace S. Matthews updates the Amway brand and sales force while fine-tuning its global message

Amway’s Candace S. Matthews was able to update a brand and enhance its global presence.

By Sonia Alleyne

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When the Tough Get Going

What you need to learn about conquering economic hardship from a homeless man turned millionaire

“There is no plan B for passion,” Chris Gardner ­­­writes in his new book, Start…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Insurance Lapse

Small business owners still find it difficult to offer healthcare packages

As the Congressional debate over healthcare reform persists, small business owners are left to fend…

By Simone Richards

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20 Recession Resistant Franchises

Promising picks to choose fromeven in this economy

By the time Doni Pitchford told anyone what she had done, it was too late.…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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When the Killer Is Not So Silent

Ovarian cancer was long thought to be asymptomatic and mostly a threat to older white women. One survivor learned the hard way that there's no such thing as a typical victim

For Chana Garcia, being healthy used to mean fitting in a lunchtime workout at the…

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Negotiating in a Volatile World

When South Korea President Lee Myung-bak came to the United States earlier this week, he…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Getting on Track

Tyvi Small works to improve his financial discipline

Tyvi Small is pursuing a doctorate in higher education administration. But when it comes to…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Empowering the Black Community

John and Maggie Anderson experiment with buying black for an entire year

John and Maggie Anderson are hoping to start a movement. Through their Website, the suburban…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Backtalk with Boris Kodjoe & Nicole Ari Parker

Actors share how their daughter's spina bifida changed their lives

Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker share how their daughter’s condition has changed their lives,…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Financial Desperation Can Derail Your Retirement Plan

I have never been a fan of the old saying, “Desperate times call for desperate…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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Use Social Media to Enhance Face-to-Face Networking

MySpace. Facebook. Blogs. It seems like only yesterday these were just incomprehensible sounds mixed into…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Our Historic Flight on Air Force One with President Obama

On July 16, I gained a rare opportunity to participate in American history. On that…

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