Obama on the Defense Against Black Politicians

Members of Congress and political pundits have grown louder in their frustration with the White…

By Renita Burns

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High Hopes

Jason Gray aims to focus his goals and map out a wealth plan.

Jason Gray has big plans. He wants to be the first of his five siblings…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash

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Say Buh-Bye to Your Bank?

Why you might want to join a credit union

If you’re thinking about giving your bank the old heave-ho, joining a credit union may…

By Renita Burns

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Tyra Banks Ending Talk Show

Media mogul plans to start movie studio

Supermodel-turned-entrepreneur Tyra Banks has announced that the current and fifth season of The Tyra Banks…

By Sonja Mack

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Cut Small Business Costs

Make ends meet without sacrificing profit

Today, Tricialee Riley, 35, applies the skills she learned managing MAC stores to her New…

By Maya Payne Smart

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Start Your Business on the Right Foot For 2010

Essential steps to protect your brand, ideas

Running your own business is an exciting but challenging prospect. In addition to wearing…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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Percy E. Sutton: A Titan Worthy of Emulation

Memorial service for iconic business leader to be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 6, at Manhattan's Riverside Church

Percy Sutton never met a challenge too great for his boundless energy and intrepid spirit.…

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Reinvent Your Business

A first-hand account of a company’s rebirth

Randal D. Pinkett and Lawrence M. Hibbert watched their educational training firm MBS Educational Services…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Washington Report

Dispatches from Capitol Hill

Dispatches from Capitol Hill: Healthcare reform

By Joyce Jones

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Hell Hath No Fury Like a Credit Cardholder Scorned

Consumers use power of closure to fight rate raises

Oh geez, you’ll never guess who decided to take up arms and join the civil…

By Renita Burns

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Hide & Seek

The first step in accessing capital is to identify internal cash

“Cash is always king,” says entrepreneur Robert L. Wallace. “If you have cash, it doesn’t…

By Maya Payne Smart

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A Helping Hand

Major corporations are mentoring small businesses to become competitive suppliers

Mentoring programs help small minority companies learn about a company’s culture and expectations, develop a…

By Brittany Hutson

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Poll: Majority Says Bonuses for Bailed Out CEOs Unfair to Taxpayers

Job creation cited as a better option

Poll results: If you were an executive at a Wall Street firm that received government…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Houston: The Green Frontier

The oil capital of the U.S. looks to greener pastures

Houston is transitioning into the green space, diversifying its energy sources and creating green opportunities…

By Renita Burns

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Rev Up Your Startup

Get a little help from a business incubator

Here are five tips on how to find a reputable incubator that can give your…

By Brittany Hutson

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Lincoln University Repeals Controversial Health Requirement

School will promote fitness class for all students

After Lincoln University received widespread media attention and negative criticism, faculty voted this month to…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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A View to a Killer Business Model

Gen2Media helps companies add video to Web 2.0 marketing strategies

In the last three years, Web 2.0 technologies have brought innovations to the entrepreneurial and…

By Dale Coachman

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The Homebuyers Toolkit: Renting vs. Buying

The pros and cons of both options should be considered when shopping for a home

In today’s market should you rent or buy? “Your decision to buy or rent depends…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Value vs. Growth: Which Way of Evaluating a Stock’s Potential is Better?

Investors should use a mix of both philosophies.

Though objective experts believe neither philosophy is better than the other, each school of thought…

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Knowledge-Sharing is King

There is no question that social networking sites have begun to reshape the business landscape.…

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