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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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