Iconic Figures Today: Will They Make Black History Month Tomorrow?

On this special on-location edition of Our World, we discuss “Black History Month: Is it…

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Investment Strategies for Women

Wealth for Life continues its “Women & Money” series with financial commentator Dale St. Claire…

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Latin Fever

Luxe Life takes you on a Latin Salsa dance.

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One-on-One with B. Smith

Lifestyle Guru B. Smith sits down with BLACK ENTERPRISE Editorial Director Sonia Alleyne to talk…

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Obama Names Ann Fudge To Budget Panel

Former Legacy Award winner to advise president on debt reduction

Obama named Ann Fudge, the former CEO of Young & Rubicam Brands, to the bipartisan…

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Healthcare Reform Summit Yields Little Consensus

Obama challenges lawmakers to finalize legislation in six weeks or less

Thursday’s healthcare reform summit was, in many ways, a last-ditch opportunity for President Barack Obama…

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Black Enterprise/Shell Energy Forum 2010

Energy industry leaders met in D.C. to explore the opportunities and challenges of the green economy

The Black Enterprise Energy Forum, A Conversation on Energy hosted by Shell, brought together business…

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Black Enterprise/Walmart Economic Forum 2010

See the businesspeople who convened for �20/20 Vision: A Look Ahead at Black America in the Next Economic Boom�

See the entrepreneurs, economists and Obama Administration officials who convened for “20/20 Vision: A Look…

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BE Next NYC Reception at Moet Hennessy

See who made it out to the BE Next celebration of black entrepreneurs and professionals under the age of 35

See who made it out to the BE Next celebration of black entrepreneurs and professionals…

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The 100 Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America

We identify the best and brightest leaders in business and industry

Our nation has officially been in a recession for roughly a year—one already characterized as…

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Women of Power Summit 2010

Experience the power: A visual recap of the largest gathering of business women of color, Feb. 10-13 in La Quinta, Calif.

Didn’t make it to the 2010 Women of Power Summit? See what you missed, and…

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Positioning Yourself for an Opportunity

15 proven small-business action items to take advantage of the weak economy

With high unemployment, now is the time to position yourself as an authority in your…

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Poll: More Consumers Going the DIY Route for Taxes

E-filing can save filers money on preparation fees

It’s tax-filing season, and whether taxes are done in January or at midnight on April…

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Lawmakers Square Off on Healthcare Reform

Republicans dismiss summit as 'political theater'

Obama led a bipartisan group of lawmakers in what he hoped was a “frank and…

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BE Next is Now

New York reception celebrates young entrepreneurs, executives and professionals

Black Enterprise held the BE Next kick-off reception, Tuesday, in New York City to celebrate…

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Moving Forward With the 2010 Census

File your questionnaire to make sure you're counted

The Census Bureau has started sending Census forms to U.S. residents and the federal government…

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One For All

With strategic partnering, entrepreneurs hunker down together

In November 2008 Jenkins invited a group of designers that are regularly carried in The…

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The Best Offense: Defensive Investing

You don�t have to be a billionaire to use hedge fund tactics in your portfolio

Why do wealthy investors and institutions pay millions of dollars in admission fees to get…

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Will Ford Profit in 2010?

Automaker looks to fuel efficiency, black consumers for the new year

While Ford stands alone as the only American automaker that didn’t solicit bailout money from…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Savvy Solutions: Social Media Marketing 101

Doing more online and off to attract customers

To promote my character entertainment business I use a Website and MySpace account, and I…

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Team Player

How a marketing professional leverages in-house collaborations to grow business objectives

Collaboration between key departments, or key stakeholders, allows for creative, out-of-the-box solutions to business objectives.…

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The 2009 Black Enterprise 100s

Our 37th Annual Report on Black Business, featuring the nation's largest black-owned companies

Black Enterprise’s 37th Annual Report on Black Business features lists of the largest black-owned businesses,…

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Green Investing

Money manager Isaac Green's advice on where to put your money as the economy recovers

In the dot-com-crazed ’90s, a good number of investment firms chased big returns by employing…

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No ‘Magic’ for Johnson Publishing Co.

Talks to acquire publisher of Ebony, Jet collapse

Earvin “Magic” Johnson said that talks to do business with Johnson Publishing, the publisher of…

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Credit Card Reform Starts Today

Consumers gain rights with new provisions

The landmark legislation that Obama signed in the spring of 2009 that was designed to…

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It’s All About You … and Money

Strategies to take control of your financial future

Welcome to the Women & Money Blog! Join personal financial expert Patricia Stallworth each week…

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Since You Asked: Jobs Don’t Match Qualifications

It's critical to stay motivated and flexible

I’m a 27-year-old graduate with a M.B.A. who lives in a small town in the…

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Avoid Multitasking Madness

Three tips to overcome feeling overwhelmed

The unwillingness to slow down may be one of the biggest reasons why we struggle…

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Natural Solutions

To save time and meet customer demand, copreneurs bring the back office out front

As a high school history teacher, Karen Tappin spent the summer of 2003 mastering the…

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A Conversation with Audrey Smaltz

Woman of Power Legacy award winner Audrey Smaltz, has enjoyed a successful 55-year career in…

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A Conversation with Aulana Peters

Woman of Power Legacy award winner Aulana Peters is a retired partner of Gibson, Dunn,…

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A Conversation with Hon. Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D

Hon. Shirley Ann Jackson, President, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, was appointed by President Obama to serve…

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A Conversation with Alexis M. Herman

Woman of Power Legacy award winner Alexis M. Herman is the first African American ever…

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Get Ready For The New Credit Card Rules

Excellent advice from the National Foundation for Credit Counseling

The clock is ticking toward implementation of the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act…

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Is Your Brand Bold, Beautiful, & Determined?

It may be trite but it is very true: First impressions are everything

How do you create the perfect brand – in life and in business? Branding is…

By Karen Taylor Bass

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How to Tell if You Need a Financial Planner

Here are some reasons people decide to work with an adviser

Families and individuals seek out financial advisers for any number of reasons. The National Association…

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The Black Patriot in America

Documentary shines light on America's unsung heroes

“For the Love of Liberty: The Story of American’s Black Patriots,” a two-part documentary, …

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USDA, Black Farmers Reach Settlement

Government to pay $1.25 billion in restitution

The USDA announced that it will pay $1.25 billion to settle claims from black farmers…

By Joyce Jones

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Backtalk with Robert L. Satcher Jr.

DR. ROBERT L. SATCHER JR. completed three space walks as part of an 11-day Atlantis…

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Learn the Rules of Effective Networking

Throughout the years, I have found business is personal. Trust, chemistry, and authentic connections represent…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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They’ve Got Apps for That

Technology is more than a fancy high-definition television, feature-rich cell phone, or cutting-edge video game…

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2009 Tax Tips

Take advantage of these tax changes for 2009

Take advantage of these tax changes for 2009.

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Preparing for Startup Success

The right education, experience can be vital to your longevity

While it’s clear that amassing education and experience is helpful, there’s no right way to…

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Leveraging Innovation Through Intrapreneurship

How to master a powerful tool in combating workplace challenges

Intrapreneurship, the practice of an employee creating valuable innovation with a new product or service…

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My Turn to Take the Stage

The magic of pow-wowing with like-minded women

At the Women of Power Summit, moderator Chana Garcia loved all the bold-faced names in…

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Tuskegee Airmen Honored in Off-Broadway Play

�Black Angels Over Tuskegee� Debuts to Sold Out Crowd

The play “Black Angels Over Tuskegee” follows six heroic African American men who all share…

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The Cutting Edge: Uncle Sam Gives Back to Students

Tax credits for textbook purchases expanded

Looks like Uncle Sam has a little treat for cash-strapped college students.

By Renita Burns

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Do Historic Events Add Up To a Resurgence for NOLA?

Mardis Gras celebrates new mayor, Super Bowl Champion Saints and renewed hope for New Orleans

Yesterday, I attended my first ever Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans. It was an…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Blueprint for Success

Having a winning 'business' game plan

This year is a chance to be better, smarter, prouder, stronger, and take no mess.

By Dale Coachman

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Magic Johnson in Talks to Buy Johnson Publishing

Former NBA player could add legendary BE 100s publishing house to empire

Earvin “Magic” Johnson, retired NBA star and businessman, is in talks to purchase Johnson Publishing…

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Backtalk with Gwen Ifill

Black Enterprise turned the tables on Gwen Ifill, getting her thoughts on objectivity in the…

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Staying on Track

Dasha Lundy seeks to establish a strong financial foundation-with or without a mate

Like mother, like daughter. And that’s just fine by Dasha Lundy. Her mother taught her…

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Ursula Burns: Most Powerful Woman in Business

Black Enterprise Business Report profiles powerplayer Ursula Burns, CEO of Xerox, the first African American…

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A Woman’s Guide to Financial Planning

Wealth for Life looks at a woman’s guide to financial planning with BLACK ENTERPRISE Consumer…

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Vintage Clothing Enthusiast

Luxe Life profiles Michelle Rose, Owner of My Closet Shoppe, who offers tips to finding…

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Blacks on Broadway

A Roundtable discussion looks at the barriers that African Americans face getting on stage with…

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Kerry Washinton and David Alan Grier-part 2

We examine “Blacks on Broadway” with Headliners Kerry Washington and David Alan Grier, who co-star…

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We examine “Blacks on Broadway” with Headliners Kerry Washington and David Alan Grier, who co-star…

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‘Yes! Yes!’ Live Blogging Lisa Nichols at the Summit

How uncomfortable are you willing to be in 2010 to get what you want?

Motivational Speaker Lisa Nichols: “I’m having my strongest financial year because I decided not to…

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Getting the Future You Deserve

Recognizing and celebrating Women of Power

The Women of Power Summit is about providing attendees with the tools and inspiration they…

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Tackling Obama’s Domestic Agenda—Round Two

Melody Barnes talks job creation, small business initiatives

Whether the issue is related to unemployment, education or healthcare, Melody Barnes represents one of…

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Poll: Paying the Tax Man

Share your thoughts on tax day

Who will prepare your taxes this year?

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Women of Power Summit in Pictures

Day one of the Summit: From power networking to Legacy Awards dinner

On day one of the Fifth Annual Women of Power Summit, hundreds of women came…

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The Cutting Edge: Standardized v. Itemized Deductions

How to decide which is best for you

I got to tweeting with a friend about filing tax returns. Specifically, we were discussing…

By Renita Burns

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Johnnetta B. Cole Explains the Power of the Noah Principles

Age-old story inspires mantra for success

In 2008, Johnnetta B. Cole addressed the third annual Women of Power Summit and roused…

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Who Is Your Woman of Power?

They existed long before there was a Summit. Mine is my mother, Enid Jackson.

As I sit on the Greyhound on my way to Palm Springs for the Women…

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Oil Falls On Bernanke Stimulus Exit Plan

NEW YORK (AP) — Energy prices fell as the dollar rose after Federal Reserve Chairman…

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How To Get Into Black Enterprise: Pitch The Right Editor

Hint: It's usually NOT the person at the top of the masthead

When it’s time to pitch yourself or your business to Black Enterprise for a possible…

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Keeping Former Bosses on Your Radar

Don't miss out on a good networking resource

Just because former employers fall off the bottom of your resume doesn’t mean they should…

By Heather Boerner

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CDFI Small Business Lending Program Finally a Go

With new terms, community banks are ready to start lending

The Treasury department announced last week that it will provide up to $1 billion in…

By Joyce Jones

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Gear Up For Post-Recession Success

This is the ideal time to upgrade skill sets and learn new industries

As companies work to rebuild their businesses with fresh ideas and forward-thinking personnel, career and…

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Women of Power: What’s Your Second Act?

Learn the tools to take your life to the next level

Is it time to reinvent yourself? Redefine your purpose? Redirect your life? Whether you’re looking…

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The Homebuyer’s Toolkit: Choosing the Right Neighborhood

When purchasing a home, it�s all about location, location, location

Found the perfect house? Make sure the environment is equally ideal. There’s nothing to be…

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One-on-One with Hilda Solis

Black Enterprise Business Report Host Caroline Clarke examines President Obama’s economic agenda with Hilda Solis,…

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One-on-One with Karen Mills

Black Enterprise Editorial Director Alan Hughes examines President Obama’s economic agenda with Karen Mills, Administrator,…

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A Conversation with Dennis Hightower

Black Enterprise Editior-in-Chief Derek T. Dingle sits down with Dennis Hightower, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department…

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BE/Walmart Economic Forum

Recap of the Black Enterprise/ Walmart Economic Forum.

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President Obama One Year Later Pt. 1

A look at the one-year anniversary of Barack Obama as President of the United States.…

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President Obama One Year Later Pt. 2

A look at the one-year anniversary of Barack Obama as President of the United States.…

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President Obama One Year Later Pt. 3

A look at the one-year anniversary of Barack Obama as President of the United States.…

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Unemployment Rate Falls to 9.7%

Annual adjustments show fewer jobs in economy despite rate drop

The Department of Labor reported today that in January, the U.S. unemployment rate decreased from…

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Organizations Continue Fight for HIV Prevention

Rate of new infections in blacks slows, but epidemic still a major crisis

When five organizations came together to start NBHAAD in 1999, the goal was to educate…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Smart: No Role In Plotting Husband’s Death In 1990

BEDFORD HILLS, N.Y. (AP) — Even after 20 years, the New Hampshire school aide convicted…

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Shark Attack Victim Died From Massive Blood Loss

STUART, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a man attacked by at least one shark in…

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Step Your Game Up With a Career Coach

Get the right guidance to make power plays

After serving nearly eight years with Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications, in 2008, Michelle Greene, director…

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The Cutting Edge: Why The IRS Might Pick On You

How the IRS chooses which tax returns to audit

Ever wonder how the IRS chooses to audit someone? Well, wonder no more.

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Mission to Beijing: From Dialogue To Partnership

Chinese and African American exchange program and Confucius Institute planned

More than 40 of black America’s best and brightest joined the National Urban League on…

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New Civil Rights Museum Honors Sit-In Legacy

Historic site houses original artifacts, highlights black history

Counteracting racism was never as literal as it was on Feb. 1, 1960, when four…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Auto Dealers Expedite Repairs After Toyota Recall

Experts say setback won't have long-term effect on automaker

Last week Toyota announced the recall of some of its most popular vehicles. The recall,…

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SBA Works to Strengthen Its 8(a) Program

Proposals set to open up access to more businesses

The Small Business Administration has conducted a comprehensive review of its 8(a) program and will…

By Joyce Jones

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How Safe Are My IRA Funds?

Are my retirement funds also safe under FDIC protection or should I move that money…

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Cleveland Explosion And Fire Believed Intentional

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland fire investigators say they’ve ruled out an accident as the cause…

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Lawmakers Upset Over Obama’s 2nd Anti-Vegas Remark

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada lawmakers lashed out at President Barack Obama on Tuesday after…

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Long Waits In Utah’s Bid To Comply With Fed ID Law

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (AP) — So packed is the parking lot at Utah’s busiest…

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Sister: Savio Asked, ‘Take Care Of My Boys’

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Former police officer Drew Peterson’s ex-wife was so afraid of him…

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Mission to Beijing: Seeking Equal Opportunity in China

An exclusive inside look at the Urban League's effort to bring Chinese investment to African-American communities

The National Urban League’s 40 plus member delegation has embarked on a historic cultural and…

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Textbook Move: Ex-Yahoo Exec Becomes CEO Of Chegg

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — A former Yahoo executive is taking over as CEO of…

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Obama Banking Plan Complicates Regulatory Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration’s stepped up demand for tougher restrictions and new taxes…

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Hospital, Doctors Sued Over Late Steeler’s Death

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The family of former Pittsburgh Steeler Dwight White is suing the University…

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Oscars Go Big & Small With ‘Avatar,’ ‘Hurt Locker’

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — “Avatar” is a dreamy space fantasy that has made more…

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A Life Raft for Student Loan Borrowers

Task force recommendation could lessen repayment load

If you’re experiencing financial difficulty, student loan payments can feel like a weight on your…

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1st Primary Of Year To Decide Showdown In Illinois

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois voters groused their way to the polls Tuesday in the nation’s…

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Obama Rips GOP As ‘opportunists,’ Touts Loan Plan

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — President Barack Obama branded Republicans on Tuesday as electoral opportunists more…

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A Path to Recovery for Black America

Economic forum offers policy recommendations to the Obama Administration

Under the banner, “20/20 Vision: A Look Ahead at Black America in the Next Economic…

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In Pictures: A Vision for the Economy

Economists, policy makers, experts and entrepreneurs explore the keys to recovery for African Americans

As President Barack Obama embarked on the first of a series of trips he will…

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Financial Illiteracy Will Make Us a Permanent Underclass

These days, I’ve become increasingly alarmed by the growing pattern of recklessness and neglect that…

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Cyberwise: How Do I Protect My Photos on the Web?

Avoid having your work stolen

I have a simple question: I am an amateur photographer and would like to display…

By Dale Coachman

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Money Matters: Preparing for Retirement

Ask yourself key questions to reveal how best to structure your investments

I’m 61 years old and would like to retire in seven years. I have…

By John Simons

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Savvy Solutions: How to Get Paid as a Consultant

Establishing (and sticking to) a pricing strategy is key

I presented a marketing proposal to a company where I formerly interned. We are into…

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Keeping It Real

African American-owned companies look to change the face (and space) of virtual reality

There’s been a lot of talk lately about virtual reality and augmented reality. For most,…

By Dale Coachman

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Since You Asked: Finding a Job in Medical Billing

To land a position, be specific about what you're looking for

I’ve worked in medical laboratories for more than 30 years. I left my last job…

By Dale Coachman

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Redefining Global Business

Learning strategic tools for international business

In his new role as director of the applICAtion platform service line in the Worldwide…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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Talking Points: The Case for Entrepreneurial Parity

Also: U.S. image lifted, flu vaccinations nixed

The Minority Business Development Agency, a branch of the U.S. Department of Commerce, is on…

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Ask Your Advocate: Can Unemployment Lead to Bankruptcy?

I’ve been unemployed for the last six months, and I’ve spent most of my emergency…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Healthcare Jobs Galore

An aging population and new initiatives bode well for employment in this industry

Whitney Goldsberry wasn’t surprised to land a healthcare job within two weeks of receiving her…

By Benice Atufunwa

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Breaking Into Communications

How to transition into a new career

After working for nearly a decade in human services, I obtained my master’s degree in…

By Dale Coachman

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Webinar Wonder

When done well, online seminars can indirectly boost your business and your brand

Webinars offer small business owners a platform to market themselves as an authority, strengthen their…

By Brittany Hutson

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75 Most Powerful Women In Business

From technology to finance, these professionals are changing global business

What does it take to be named one of Black Enterprise’s 75 Most Powerful Women…

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Unduplicated Success

Ursula M. Burns makes history as the first African American woman to head Xerox

In July 2009, Ursula M. Burns was named CEO of Xerox Corp., becoming not only…

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A Woman’s Guide to Managing Money

Different life stages, different financial needs. Whatever your situation here’s what you need to know…

By Chris Taylor

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When Should You Refinance?

How to know when it�s time to apply for new mortgage terms

When 32-year-old James W. Johnson of Raleigh, North Carolina, bought his first home five years…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Saying It With Style

Aaron Potts designs high-fashion note cards

As many opt for the ease and simplicity of e-cards, there’s no denying that sending…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Siedah Garrett bags a whole new direction in style

Not only is singer and handbag designer Siedah Garrett consistently in creative mode, she’s always…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Defensive Driving

Bill Perkins positions his dealerships to survive the auto industry wreckage

“What am I going to do?” That was the first thought that ran through Bill…

By Alan Hughes

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Building Security for Business Success

Savvy CEO tells how to get the most out of your business

Mary Parker, president and CEO of All(n)1 Security, grew her company from one woman at…

By Maya Payne Smart

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How’s Your HEART?

Two professionals learn to manage a new life with heart disease. Their stories can save your life

Pamela Thomas had always received a ­perfect bill of health, but at age 38, Thomas’…

By Dale Coachman

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Savvy Solutions: When It’s A Good Idea to Self-Publish

Great resources for aspiring book authors

I’ve been trying to print a children’s book. I don’t want to do the traditional…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Adding Up the Numbers

Study reveals that African Americans have long been underrepresented in the tax profession; however, there is plenty of opportunity to get involved

Glenn R. Carrington, national tax director for client services at Ernst & Young L.L.P., is…

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Pep Talk: How to Acquire Nonprofit Status

I throw benefit concerts every month for different organizations in need. I’m currently working on…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Accelerated Assistance

Business incubators step in where start ups fall short

For a start up, the first few years of life are most critical. It’s a…

By Margarette Burnette

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The campaign to introduce more black people to careers in the advertising industry is named the fictional ad exec played by Eddie Murphy in the film Boomerang

The Boomerang Effect

Movie character inspires one man to promote change in the advertising industry

Early last year, the NAACP, in conjunction with Washington, D.C.-based law firm Mehri & Skalet,…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Super Savers

Derick Pearson and Felecia Hatcher and committed to building their nest egg

Newlyweds Derick Pearson and Felecia Hatcher are first-rate savers. Pearson was raised in a large…

By Dale Coachman

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The Bare Essentials

Investment strategist Douglas Coe believes no portfolio should be without oil, gold, and healthcare

At its heart, stock investing is about owning a piece of a business whose potential…

By John Simons

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Taking Advantage of Takeovers

How investors can benefit from an expected boom in mergers and acquisitions

When stocks rise, corporate takeovers usually aren’t far behind. Those takeovers can generate profits for…

By Donald Jay Korn

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How to Get Your Property Taxes Lowered

If there was a way you could save $3,500 with 30 minutes’ worth of effort,…

By Tara-Nicholle Nelson

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A Woman’s Guide to Money Management

Now is the time to plan your financial future

Creating a financial plan should be on everyone’s to-do list. Financial planning is not solely…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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New PlayStation 3 Show Pits Gamer Against Gamer

NEW YORK (AP) — In the reality show “The Tester,” the top prize is a…

By Associated Press

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A Perfect Resting Place

Janet League-Katzin creates a restorative oasis for the overworked professional

Janet League-Katzin creates a restorative oasis for the overworked professional.

By Sonia Alleyne

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From One Company to Another

Catapult to the next level with profitable business-to-business relationships

When sisters Eve Lane and Holly Lane-Mixon launched Zebra Lane on a shoestring budget in…

By Emerald S. Morrow

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US Attorney Leaves Landrieu Phone Caper Case

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The top federal prosecutor for New Orleans removed himself on Monday…

By Associated Press

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Charting The Growth Industries

Where to begin your search for employment

This is our kickoff of a yearlong series on where the jobs are.

By Brittany Hutson

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Organize Your Life

Mobile apps help users keep it simple

Anyone using a smartphone already knows how great it is to have everything you want…

By David Hudson

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Approach the Right Strategy With B-to-B

How to effectively transition into profitable business-to-business

One opportunity entrepreneurs should consider when revising or creating a new business plan is making…

By Emerald S. Morrow

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Letting Go

Expanding management team allows CEO to lead

When corporate downsizing resulted in a job change from manufacturing supervisor to security guard, Mary…

By Maya Payne Smart

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In the Black

A budget-savvy executive advises on staying competitive in an economic crunch

In three years as vice president of distribution, J. Phillip Holloman, President & COO of…

By Laura Egodigwe

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