Washington Report: Updates from Capitol Hill

Democrats ready for midterm elections; broadband assistance for small businesses

President Barack Obama and Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine outlined this week the party’s…

By Joyce Jones

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Hired 101: Lessons From A Trump Apprentice

The "reality": Getting hired for a business TV show is no different than doing so for anything else

Recently, I posted on my Twitter page that Donald Trump and NBC were casting for…

By Marshawn Evans

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"The Other City," a new documentary that tackles issues of homelessness, drug addiction, access to services, and the social stigma of HIV/AIDS, had its world premiere at the Ninth Annual Tribeca Film Festival, which ends May 2. Set in Washington  D.C., the movie explores the dichotomy of a city that tourists don’t see and the AIDS epidemic in the nation's capital that the government sometimes ignores. Although the movie illuminates the heartbreak and loss attributed to the disease, it also reveals the struggles of people behind grassroots movements who provide healthcare, extend education, combat stigmas, and spread hope.

‘The Other City:’ AIDS in D.C.

Documentary shines a light on epidemic in the nation's Capitol

“The Other City,” a new documentary that tackles issues of homelessness, drug addiction, access to…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Brand Sidibe: Confident and Consistent

Follow her example by using bold authenticity to stand out in the marketplace

The competition to secure an opportunity can be challenging – entrepreneurs must deliver a consistent…

By Karen Taylor Bass

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Now Read This: Brainwashed, Challenging Black Inferiority

BE 100s advertising pioneer Tom Burrell's counter-campaign against the "BI Complex"

A couple of weeks ago, I happened to share with my followers on Twitter that…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Faithful Business Planning

Bishop Eddie L. Long, a featured speaker at the 2010 Entrepreneurs Conference, shares advice on faith and money

In his new book, 60 Seconds to Greatness, Bishop Eddie L. Long, senior pastor of…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Obama Helps Small Businesses and Vets Win More Contracts

President issued executive orders to establish two task forces

President Obama issued executive orders Monday that establish two task forces to improve and increase…

By Joyce Jones

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Cutting Edge: When Your Employer Switches 401(k) Providers

How to figure out what it means for your portfolio

A few months ago, we received notice from our human resources department that we were…

By Renita Burns

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Women & Money: Prenups Aren’t Just for the Rich

If marriage is in your near future, it's time to have "the money talk"

As we head into the traditional wedding season, if marriage is in your near future,…

By Patricia Stallworth

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Change Sounds Good; How Do You Do It?

Four executives share their strategies for coping with it�or making it happen

Women should not only just embrace the concept of change, but work toward executable goals…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Washington Report: Updates from Capitol Hill

Possible Senate run for Meek looks promising; District loses vote

The District of Columbia lost yet another opportunity to gain a vote in Congress this…

By Joyce Jones

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Recommended by Editorial Director John Simons: Personal Finance for Dummies by Eric Tyson (For Dummies, $22). Never mind the belittling title, this is a one-stop guide that covers everything from balancing a checkbook, and handling debt, to saving for retirement.

Required Reading: 20 Books to Boost Your Financial Literacy

Black Enterprise staffers recommend their favorite books on money and investing

Here in the offices of Black Enterprise, it’s hard to manufacture excitement about April’s federal…

By John Simons

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Overview: The White House’s Financial Reform Plan

Enforcing common-sense rules for consumers, investors

The White House issued a fact sheet on how the president’s financial reform plan will…

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Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson joined Green For All in its Earth Day Celebration at Riverside Valley Community Garden in New York on April 22.  A day of community service, the event brought together local activists and volunteers to plant seeds of growth and renewal where there was once blight. "Today's groundbreaking is keeping alive the grassroots spirit of the first Earth Day 40 years ago," Jackson said. "This community is coming together to work toward a healthier, safer environment, a better place to live, and new opportunities."  (Click here to win one of five signed copies of "Kennedy Green House" by Robin Wilson.)

EPA’s Lisa Jackson Celebrates Earth Day with Green For All

Event promotes community involvement in green movement

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson joined Green For All in its Earth Day Celebration…

By Janell Hazelwood

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White House Makes Final Push for Financial Overhaul

President unveils five-point plan

President Barack Obama urged Wall Street Thursday to accept proposed regulatory reforms or risk a…

By Joyce Jones

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Enter to Win $2,000

Every month, Black Enterprise selects individuals to showcase and pay $2,000 cash! You could be next.

Thank you for choosing to enter Black Enterprise’s Financial Fitness Contest. Your interest…

By B. Jahdy Lancelot

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Fighting Off Green Fatigue

Easy tips for making your lifestyle just a little greener

Forget the green guilt, it really isn’t that difficult to adopt a greener lifestyle.

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Green Giveaway: Win a Copy of ‘Kennedy Green House’

How will you help protect the environment?

In honor of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, BlackEnterprise.com is giving away five autographed…

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The Executive Leadership Council held its Seventh Annual Black Women’s Leadership Summit April 19 – 20, 2010 at the Federal Reserve in Washington, D.C. The event brought out  some of the most influential people in the public and private sectors to discuss the economic and political events that affect African American businesses and consumers. (Source: Kerry-Ann Hamilton)

ELC Hosts 2010 Black Women’s Leadership Summit

Some of the nation's most influential women focus on issues affecting African Americans

The Executive Leadership Council held its Seventh Annual Black Women’s Leadership Summit April 19 –…

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The Measure of Greatness

The legacy of Dorothy Height is even more prodigious in light of the obstacles she overcame

The life story of Dr. Dorothy Height, who died on Monday, often reads like a…

By Caroline Clarke

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The Color of Money

Four ways to give your business a green tint

There’s no shortage of opportunities for small businesses to break into the green economy. The…

By Maya Payne Smart

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Bristol Palin Says E-mail Hack Led To Scary Calls

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Sarah Palin’s daughter testified Wednesday against a former college student charged…

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Poll: Jury Still Out on Michael Steele’s Performance

Respondents split on whether he should resign

Since his election to chairman of the Republican National Committee, Michael Steele has faced a…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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We Mourn Dorothy Height’s Passing and Celebrate Her Life

Paying tribute to a 'dream giver' who was a catalyst for change

How can one pay adequate homage to Dorothy Height? One can’t really, but we are…

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For nearly half a century, Dorothy Irene Height has been a vocal champion and leader in the Civil Rights movement. As the only female member among the major leaders of the Civil Rights Movement—along with Martin Luther King, Whitney H. Young, A. Philip Randolph, James Farmer, Roy Wilkins and John Lewis—Height fought for equality and human rights for all people. Among her numerous accomplishments: Height was named to address issues of duress during the aftermath of the Harlem riot of 1935; appointed leader of the United Christian Youth Movement of North America in the New Deal era (1933); was on the staff of the National Board of the YWCA of the USA (1944 - 1977); elected president of the National Council of Negro Women (1957-1998); and received the NAACP Spingarn Medal,  the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Bill Clinton, and the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian and most distinguished award presented by the U.S.  Congress.  She was as well known for her extensive collection of hats, as well as for her indomitable spirit.  (Image source: New York University) (Click here to view Women of Power Legacy Award Dorothy Height Tribute video.)

Dorothy I. Height: Her Life in Pictures

As the only female member among the major leaders of the Civil Rights Movement Height fought for equality and human rights for all people

For nearly half a century, Dorothy Irene Height has been a vocal champion and leader…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Dorothy Height Dies at Age 98

Civil and women's rights leader leaves proud legacy of excellence in activism

Dorothy Irene Height, the chair and president emeritus of the National Council of Negro Women,…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Increase Your Bottom Line: Hire Women

How to keep women employed and help them advance

As the recession elapses and companies expand their search for talent again, employers should consider…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Cutting Edge: How NOT to Invest in a Mutual Fund

Do a reality check on financial product offerings coming into your community

I never quite understood how subprime lending was able to ravage so many communities until…

By Renita Burns

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It’s Time to Celebrate Financial Literacy Month!

Here are some great resources to help you boost your money I.Q.

April is Financial Literacy Month! And I want to take a break on our journey…

By Patricia Stallworth

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Now Read This: Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months

If entrepreneurship is your objective, Melinda Emerson offers a step-by-step road map

Small-business consultant Melinda F. Emerson, founder and CEO of Quintessence Multimedia, a marketing video production…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Young Entrepreneurs Receive Top Honors

Entrepreneurship education group pays tribute to young business leaders

Young entrepreneurs were honored by the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) at its Dare to…

By Renita Burns

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Chicago Students Defy the Odds

All Urban Prep seniors admitted to a four-year college or university

Four years ago, Tim King, CEO and founder of Urban Prep Academy, led a group…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Washington Report: Updates from Capitol Hill

Panel explores ways to increase access to capital; Small business jobs bills; climate change; diversity on the Hill

The recession may be ebbing but minority-owned businesses are still caught in the grip of…

By Joyce Jones

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Mentorship Is as Important as Oxygen

The more career altitude you gain, the more necessary supportive relationships become

While the job landscape has changed with the advent of social media, what a mentor…

By Karen Taylor Bass

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Backtalk with Antoine Fuqua

Director shares his motivation for launching his film program for Brooklyn youth

Film director Antoine Fuqua is one of a handful of black directors who makes action/suspense…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Let It Flow

Celebrity designer Angela Dean offers a look for all women

Her understanding that style is as much about comfort and fluidity as it is about…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Food for the Journey

Culinary arts teacher�s cooking lessons transcend the kitchen

For students in Wilma W. Stephenson’s culinary arts classes at Frankford High School in Philadelphia,…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Pep Talk: Jumpstarting a Career as Makeup Artist

Strategic planning, experience a must in the industry

I’ve been dreaming of a career in the fashion world as a makeup artist, but…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals

How you can get involved with the life sciences of the 21st century

There are many opportunities across disciplines in the fields of biotechnology and pharmaceuticals.

By Brittany Hutson

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Hot Biotechnology Areas and Jobs

Biotechnology is a broad sector. Although it is commonly associated with researching and developing products…

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Making a Case for Business Law

At a time when it is critical for companies to determine value in every operational…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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Since You Asked: How to Find a Good Headhunter

I’m seeking trusted sources to help me in my career search, particularly headhunters who help…

By Dale Coachman

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Building Alliances on the Job

A finance executive explains how the only way to advance your career is with a well-cultivated network

Strong alliances can be career differentiators for strong performers. A strong performer without the alliances…

By Dale Coachman

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Cyberwise

There is a lot of talk on social media sites about diversity in technology and…

By Dale Coachman

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They’ve Got the Beat

Nashville�s Beat Kangz delivers cutting-edge technology to the electronic music industry

When it comes to innovation and creativity, hip-hop has had its share of converts and…

By Sonya Donaldson

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Green Is Good

By now, we’re all familiar with the Apple-inspired mantra, “There’s an app for that.” But…

By Dale Coachman

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Taking on Tomorrow

Our 2010 nominees revved up during the recovery to snatch success

Few small business owners managed to exceed expectations during the recession and subsequent recovery this…

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When Identity Theft Hits Close to Home

What to do when a family member steals your identity

Imagine if when you were a child, one of your parents opened a few credit…

By Renita Burns

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Ask Your Advocate

I try to take advantage of deals when I go shopping and compare prices. But…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Does God Have a Place in Your Portfolio?

A growing number of ETFs and mutual funds attempt to appeal to religious investors

What’s God got to do with investing? Increasingly, quite a bit.

By Sheryl Nance-Nash

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Money Matters: Will Withdrawing Cause More Hardship?

I’d like to make a hardship withdrawal from my Fidelity 401(k). How much will I…

By John Simons

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Who’s in Your Wallet?

New money management Websites offer convenience, but safety is a concern

Sites like Mint.com, Wesabe.com, and Buxfer.com tout their ability to let you handle everything from…

By Bridget McCrea

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In Search of Small Wonders

Portfolio manager Kempton Ingersol makes a case for his favorite small-cap stocks

Kempton Ingersol’s job is considerably more fun than the average portfolio manager. Ingersol, who is…

By John Simons

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Don’t Just Get Mad—Get Involved!

We must not become so cynical that we opt out of our fundamental duty to engage in the political process

You don’t like what’s happening? You can change it with your vote, or with e-mails…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Why We Must Embrace STEM Education

To paraphrase an old saying, it will take a village to make our children employable and our nation competitive.

“To paraphrase an old saying, it will take a village to make our children employable…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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First there were the Greatest and Silent generations. Then came baby boomers and Generation X. Now we have Millennials, or people born after 1980. They are more ethnically and racially diverse than older generations, less religious, and may be on track to become the most educated generation in U.S. history. That thirst for education is evident with data showing college enrollment of 18- to 24-year-olds is at an all-time high, according to the Pew Research Center."

Talking Points

Based on 2007 data, the most recent available, single black women have just a fraction…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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The Transformers

Tech-, science-, & math-savvy young professionals inject innovation and reset the system

On the cusp of change and with the ability to embrace technological advances as fast…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Building a Model Business

Despite a tough economy, Gail Warrior ensures the success of her construction company

For any woman, breaking into an industry dominated by men is tough. But when you’re…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Following Her Heart

Tracie Alexander goes back to school to fulfill her dream and boost her income potential

Many people dream of making a living doing what they love. However, earning a self-sustaining…

By Dale Coachman

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The Walking Wounded

Depression is a debilitating medical condition that affects blacks as it does no other group. Left unchecked it can affect much more than your mood—it can ruin your health

Depression is more intense than the normal feelings of sadness or loneliness that everyone experiences…

By Denise A. Campbell Laidler

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Don’t Walk Away

Weigh the pros and cons before you walk away from your home

Until recently, owning a home was the wealth-building move. These days, many homeowners are contending…

By Tara-Nicholle Nelson

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Financial Challenge

Single mom Sophonia Hardaway attempts to balance �competing goals

Sophonia Hardaway saves for her daughter’s ­college education as a way to honor her own…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Eco-Healthy Design Can Help Fight Asthma & Allergies

What you can do to eliminate hidden health hazards in your home

Statistics show that 1 out of 7 children in the United States will suffer from…

By Robin Wilson

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College Aid 101

How to save the most money and still remain eligible for the best financial aid package

Although inflation is relatively dormant in most areas of the economy, it’s running wild on…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Learning From the Kennedy Green House Restoration

Turning a mold-infested house into an eco-healthy home

Eco-designer Robin Wilson discusses the Kennedy Green House restoration, and how you can green your…

By Robin Wilson

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MasterCard Opens Online Store

Another advancement for online shopping, but be sure to protect your privacy and your money

Do you like to shop online? If you do, one credit card company would be…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Can You Talk Your Way Into $10,000 For Your Business?

The B.E. Elevator Pitch Competition gives you a chance to prove it�but avoid these mistakes

If you’re an aspiring or established entrepreneur who can’t use $10,000, stop reading now. But…

By LaToya M. Smith

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RLJ Companies to Bring Jobs, Build Homes in Haiti

Firms using technology to build structures resistant to earthquakes

RLJ Companies announced Monday that it will team up with manufacturing company Global Building Solutions…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Women & Money: Beware of Self-Defeating Behaviors

How you handle financial obstacles will determine whether or not you reach your final destination

There’s no doubt that on your journey to financial independence, you are going to run…

By Patricia Stallworth

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Poll Results Show News Coverage of Blacks is Negative

Poor race relations is blamed on portrayal of African Americans by mainstream media

Eighty percent of internet users believe that the coverage of African-Americans in the news is…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Poll of the Week: Michael Steele and the GOP

Should the RNC chairman resign?

In light of recent embarrassing missteps in his management of the Republican National Committee, several…

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Now Read This: Know What Makes Them Tick

Ground-breaking exec Max Siegel shares his mastery of the art of negotiation

Max Siegel has built an astonishing track record of succeeding as an outsider and transforming…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Former B.E. 100s Business Mogul Passes

J. Bruce Llewellyn, dead at 82, triumphed in the bottling, supermarket, banking and broadcasting industries

A towering figure in the broadcasting, bottling, banking and supermarket industries, it seemed J. Bruce…

By Renita Burns

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Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson Honored With Leadership Award

Funds raised from gala to help minority and women businesses

NBA All-Star Earvin “Magic” Johnson received the Entrepreneurial Leadership Award on Thursday at The Council…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Social Media: The New Currency

Why women must be more aggressive about using networks to create business opportunities

Social media is another tool to communicate with people on a global platform online. With…

By Karen Taylor Bass

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Washington Report: Updates from Capitol Hill

High court justice to retire; DOE invests in HBCUs

Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens said he will step down when the court finishes…

By Joyce Jones

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NAACP Drops Lawsuit Against Wells Fargo

Bank, group plan to work to improve financial literacy for blacks

The NAACP announced that it has dropped its mortgage-discrimination lawsuit against Wells Fargo Bank.

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Cash for Clunker Appliances: Time is Running Out

Don't delay�get your rebate before it's gone

If you’re planning to take advantage of the appliance rebate program, you better put some…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Majority Believe ‘Negro’ Should be Removed From Census

While many find it to be offensive, the Census Bureau accommodates those who still identify with the term

When BlackEnterprise.com recently polled readers about the term “Negro” on the 2010 Census form, a…

By LaToya M. Smith

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The Klumps may be funny, but obesity in black families is literally as serious as a heart attack.

Obesity: The Silent Killer

What will it take to get African Americans to stand up and fight this costly epidemic?

Obesity is an epidemic that is killing Americans and costing the health care system $80…

By Dr. Reed V. Tuckson

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Doing Business in South Africa: Caveats and Resources

There's money to be made in South Africa�if you can contend with the risks

In less than 10 weeks, the eyes of the world will be on South Africa.…

By Alan Hughes

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Cutting Edge: Finding the Best Money Market Account

It�s not just about the interest rate

My money market account and I are on the outs since the interest rate continues…

By Renita Burns

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Women & Money: What’s Your NET Worth?

To scout out a path to financial independence, you need to know where you are starting from

Creating a financial plan is essential as you move toward financial independence. Analyze where you…

By Patricia Stallworth

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Robin Wilson Touts Benefits of Eco-Healthy Lifestyle

Green designer adds Kennedys to list of clients

Robin Wilson sat down with Black Enterprise in her New York showroom to discuss her…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Interior designer Robin Wilson chronicled the gut renovation and redesign of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. in the newly published book, “Kennedy Green House: Designing an Eco-Healthy Home From the Foundation to the Furniture,” (Greenleaf Book Group Press, $30). Here is a photo essay from "Kennedy Green House."  The original Kennedy home prior to mold infestation. It sits on a 12-acre plot of land with the rear façade facing a thirty-acre private lake. (Image source: Kennedy Green House)

‘Kennedy Green House’ in Pictures

Scenes from an eco-renovation

A photo essay of images from “Kennedy Green House: Methods, Details, and Design Ideas from…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Are Black Folks ‘Scrubs?’

Although we've made great progress, we're still "sitting on the passenger side" of American wealth

I’m talking about the scrub described in TLC’s lyrics: “Sitting on the passenger side of…

By Eric D. Grant

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Pick the Right Financial Professional

The difference between a CFP and a CPA and more

Financial advisers aren’t all created equal. They each come with their own set of credentials…

By Bridget McCrea

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Researcher of Blacks in Higher Education Remembered

Journal's founder helped expose racial imbalances in academia

For more than two decades, The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education has been stalwart…

By LaToya M. Smith

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South Africa Tour 2010 In Pictures

A pictorial account of the country that will host the largest sporting event in the world, the 2010 FIFA World Cup

Black Enterprise Senior Photo Editor Lonnie C. Major and I were fortunate enough to be…

By Lonnie C. Major

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Just Like A Woman: Focused on the Job? Not Always Good

Following the advice "work hard and keep a low profile" will usually leave you overworked and overlooked

The best campaigns are framed by a successful message—one that is well thought out, consistent,…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Vote for the 2010 Small Business of the Year Nominees!

This award is presented to the small business owner whose pursuits exemplify the commitment needed to attain success

Here’s your chance to vote for the company you feel is most deserving of the…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Vote for the 2010 BE Next Award Nominees!

This award is presented to the fearless young entrepreneur(s) age 2135 tapped to be future business leaders

Here’s your chance to vote for the company you feel is most deserving of the…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Vote for the 2010 Innovator of the Year Nominees

This award is given to a business approaching entrepreneurship in an innovative or groundbreaking manner

Here’s your chance to vote for the company you feel is most deserving of the…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Vote for the 2010 Teenpreneur Award Nominees!

This award recognizes entrepreneurs, age 19 or younger, committed to the tradition of black business achievement

Here’s your chance to vote for the company you feel is most deserving of the…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Washington Report: Updates from Capitol Hill

African American jobless rate; Making college affordable

Until this week, when President Barack Obama for a second time signed into law a…

By Joyce Jones

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Journey to the Long Jump

A late bloomer in track and field, John Wise has become a tough competitor

Track and field was John Wise’s favorite sport in high school. As an adult, however,…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Pep Talk: Getting Support for Social Networking Venture

How to capture your niche

I created an empowerment organization and social networking site for plus-size women in 2006, but…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Alternating Current

Entrepreneur changed directions to help grow her electrical business

When Yolanda M. Mitchell was a teenager, her friends had typical interests like fashion and…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Ask Your Advocate: Protecting Your Identity While Shopping

Know your rights when asked for ID

When I pay for an item with a credit card, sometimes I’m asked to show…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Money Matters: Managing Retirement Accounts

I have a few retirement accounts set up. Can you provide me with a list…

By John Simons

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Despite Missteps, Steele Continues to Court Black Republicans

After backlash, pressure is on GOP leader to deliver results

What’s Michael Steele to do? In yet another embarrassment for the Republican National Committee chairman,…

By Joyce Jones

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Reinvention Required

Handle unforeseen change with confidence and smarts

Thomas Venable Jr. loved his job as a senior graphic Web designer. The e-mail marketing…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Buying Retail

Analyst Liz Dunn identifies merchants that are boosting their consumer (and investor) appeal

If you want to know how the American shopper feels from one month to the…

By John Simons

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Taking It to the Next Level

A leading career expert offers advice for female career development and advancement

In her latest book, Career GPS: Strategies for Women Navigating the New Corporate Landscape (Amistad;…

By Dale Coachman

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Higher Learning

Research presents several factors that can lead to increased graduation rates for black men

By 2020, President Barack Obama envisions America leading the world in producing college graduates; however,…

By Brittany Hutson

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Find the True Meaning of Green

How to investigate the Earth-friendly claims of companies before you invest

The common complaint about “green”
stocks and mutual funds is that they’re great for the…

By Bridget McCrea

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Since You Asked: Transitioning Into a New Career

Finding the best strategy to make the leap

I’m looking to make a career change within the next two years. I’m very interested…

By Dale Coachman

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Get Ready for the New Normal

The financial crisis will have lasting effects��most of them positive

In the aftermath of the economic crisis, a number of financial pundits are spreading fear…

By Mellody Hobson

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A Profile In Courage

What you can learn from one woman�s legal victory over the IRS

An audit notice from the Internal Revenue Service can send shivers down the spine of…

By Renita Burns

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Giving New Thought to Funding

Philanthropic executive discusses Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

With the U.S. in the thro es of a national recession, demands for social services have…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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Talking Points: Stock Market Rise & Fall After Inaugural Years

Stocks, as measured by the S&P 500 Index, posted a gain of 23.5% in the…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Green Power

How to find your next opportunity in energy

The need for alternative energy sources as well as the importance of energy conservation and…

By Shahdai Richardson

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Savvy Solutions: Stepping Out into the Footwear Industry

Custom shoe designer Candra Palmer offers advice

I have been sketching shoe designs and would like to begin producing a shoe line.…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Branding From the Inside Out

An insurance professional sells internally first to get bottom-line results

When one thinks of building a brand, they automatically assume that the brand is for…

By Benice Atufunwa

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E-mail Is Dead…Long Live E-mail!

Despite reports of its demise, e-mailand applications and tools for e-mailis flourishing

Reports of e-mail’s fall have been greatly exaggerated, to paraphrase Mark Twain.

By Dale Coachman

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Cyberwise: How to Choose an E-Reader

I really want to get an e-reader, but I’m not sure which one is right…

By Dale Coachman

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A Polished Image Improves Brand Confidence

Know how to dress appropriately, with confidence and grace, for the your professional environment

A polished image is defined as a well-put together style, which reflects and captures the…

By Karen Taylor Bass

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Ford, Microsoft Announce Energy Partnership

Automaker is counting on home energy management service to make electric hybrid cars more attractive to consumers

Ford announces partnership with Microsoft as the U.S. automaker rolls out its effort in developing…

By Renita Burns

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The next generation Cayenne S Hybrid is Porsche’s first production hybrid. The luxury SUV’s electric motor and its V6 combustion engine are connected to each another by a decoupling clutch, which allows the car to be driven either by the electric motor or the combustion engine alone, or by both drive units together. With its combined power output of 380 horsepower, the hybrid has the performance of a V8 with the economy of a V6. The Cayenne S Hybrid can cover short distances on electric power alone, free of emissions and noise up to 60 km/h or almost 40 mph. It is 1.9 inches longer than its predecessor, and has an added 1.6 inches in wheelbase. Both pricing and the SUV’s EPA-rated mpg are still to be determined. The Cayenne S Hybrid goes on sale this fall. (Image source: Porsche)

Some of the Hottest Cars to Hit the Road

From fuel-efficient to flashy, the New York Auto Show puts the pedal to the metal

BlackEnterprise.com previews the New York International Auto Show as more cars are unveiled and awards…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Do You Wanna BE NEXT?

We're spotlighting a new generation of gifted, innovative business achievers. Is that you or someone you know? Tell us all about it!

Black Enterprise is looking for the brightest, current and future corporate professionals, entrepreneurs, and leaders…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Catch the International Flight

More Americans are investing in emerging markets abroad. Here's how your money can thrive, too.

First, the good news. The stock market crash of 2008 lasted through March 9, 2009,…

By Donald Jay Korn

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