Obama Announces the End of Operation Iraqi Freedom

In remarks prepared for delivery to the American people on August 31, 2010, the President officially ends the war in Iraq

President Barack H. Obama, in remarks prepared for delivery on August 31, 2010, officially announces…

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Tax Insider: Tax Tips for the Unemployed, Part 2

Expert advice that individuals and businesses can use to stay abreast of tax news and rules.

If you’re unemployed tax credits can help reduce the taxes you owe and put more…

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Investment Clubhouse: 3 Tips for Investing in REITs

Advice, resources, and information for investment clubs and their members

Financial adviser Chris Long offers three tips for investing in a REIT index fund.

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It’s time to get ready for the hottest Labor Day event around—the 17th annual Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge, Sept. 2-6 at the La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, California. But this year is going to be especially hot. Not because the West Coast will be experiencing a heatwave, but because it also happens to be Black Enterprise magazine’s 40th anniversary. So to celebrate, we invited a few friends to this year’s Challenge—friends like Ronald Isley & The Isley Brothers, El DeBarge, Big Daddy Kane, Doug E. Fresh, and MC Lyte. They’re all coming through to make this Labor Day weekend one you won’t forget. DeBarge, a pop and R&B group made up of talented siblings, got heavy airplay on the radio throughout the 80s. El DeBarge—big brother to Chico, who performed at last year’s Golf & Tennis Challenge—was the group’s lead singer. He made songs like “All This Love,” “Rhythm of the Night,” “You Wear it Well,” and “Who’s Johnny?” instantly recognizable hits.

B.E.’s 40th Anniversary Star-Studded Golf & Tennis Challenge

Remember the times with an unparalleled entertainment lineup

It’s time to get ready for the hottest Labor Day event around—the 17th annual Black…

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Your Fall Season Must-Haves

With resources for the mind, body, soul and hair, you can still make this your best year yet

A mere three months left before another year, and the great news is there is…

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STEM Spotlight: Mary J. Blige, NASA Pair Up to Get Girls Into Science

Advice and news about careers, education, and business opportunities in science and technology

Mary J. Blige is collaborating with NASA to inspire girls to pursue STEM careers. BlackEnterprise.com…

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Dealing With Debt: 5 Reasons You’re Headed for Financial Ruin

Everything you need to know to tame your debt and keep it under control

Check out these five financial blunders that will lead you to ruin.

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40 Next: Lanesha Anderson

In celebration of Black Enterprise's 40th Anniversary, we recognize African Americans, ages 21-35, who are changing the world of business

In celebration of our 40th anniversary, Black Enterprise is taking a look both forward and…

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Your Virtual Career: 5 Tips to Maximize Your LinkedIn Profile

How to manage your Web presence for professional success

LinkedIn, one of the top social media sites for professionals, has become a social media…

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No. 9: Russell Simmons, The Man Who Took Hip-Hop Mainstream

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Managing Credit: Keeping Students Out of Credit Trouble

Resources and expert strategies to help you boost, manage and protect your credit history

The final components of the White House’s “CARD Act” took effect last Wednesday. Major portions…

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It’s a Living: Computer Scientist for the FAA

Snapshots of professionals in a variety of interesting jobs

Love it or hate it, we all have to go to work, and each of…

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Glenn Beck, Al Sharpton Host Dueling Rallies

March to "Restore Honor" vs. rally to "Reclaim the Dream" of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

If the tens of thousands of Tea Party patriots who descended on the National Mall…

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Mentoring Insider: Become a Youth Mentor

Establishing, managing, and getting the most out of a mentor/mentee relationship

The Igbo and Yoruba people of Nigeria told us long ago that it takes a…

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Home Base: How to Cut Costs by Cutting Phone Service

Information and resources especially for home-based business owners

As more companies develop VoIP options, it’s getting easier to find cheap service and sometimes…

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Style Biz: Chemist Carves Niche with Eco-Friendly Cosmetics

Insider tools for fashion and beauty industry success

BlackEnterprise.com talked with Generation Y chemist and founder of FSL Cosmetics, Kimberly Riley, about her…

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Family Biz: 3 Things to Include in Your Buy-Sell Agreement

Your resource for working with parents, children, spouses, exes, and others

If you or a member of your family dies or wants out of the business,…

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40 Next: Christopher Johnson

In celebration of Black Enterprise's 40th Anniversary, we recognize African Americans, ages 21-35, who are changing the world of business

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No. 10: Percy Sutton, The Godfather Of Black Radio

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Katrina +5: A New Orleans Native Looks Back, And Hopes

A one-time staff member of former Mayor Nagin and campaign worker for Mayor Landrieu is unimpressed with the speed of recovery

Zara Green was working for the administration of New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin when Hurricane…

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Katrina +5: Jobs Lag and the Road Home Remains Uncertain

Locals hope new mayors recovery efforts will be more successful

If jobs and housing are the barometers by which recoveries are judged, five years after…

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40 Next: Ajilli Hardy

In celebration of Black Enterprise's 40th Anniversary, we recognize African Americans, ages 21-35, who are changing the world of business

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Katrina +5: Billions of Dollars Later, La. Has Made Strides

Despite evidence of progress on the anniversary of Katrina, recovery is still a learning process

On August 29, 2005, the United States experienced the greatest natural disaster in the nation’s…

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Katrina +5: SBA, Taken by Surprise, Unprepared to Quickly Offer Aid

Businesses most prepared for rainy days most likely to succeed

When Katrina struck, SBA was in the middle of a transformation that included an internal…

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Backtalk with Ray Nagin

Five years after Katrina, the former New Orleans mayor weighs in on the recovery and the impact of the BP oil spill

Katrina was one of the costliest natural disasters and one of the five deadliest hurricanes…

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No. 11: Herman Russell, The Master Builder

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Is Your Business Ripe for Fraud?

Former FBI investigator offers tips on how to keep your company finances safe

There are simple steps a small business owner can take to reduce his or her…

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40 Next: Michael Seibel

In celebration of Black Enterprise's 40th Anniversary, we recognize African Americans, ages 21-35, who are changing the world of business

In celebration of our 40th anniversary, Black Enterprise is taking a look both forward and…

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Celebrity Side Hustle: Skateboarder Terry Kennedy Stakes His Claim on the Industry

The scoop on the entrepreneurial pursuits of athletes, entertainers and other stars

Professional skateboarder Terry Kennedy talked with BlackEnterprise.com about how he’s making his mark on the…

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Shopping Insider: Are You Addicted to Spending?

How to get the best steals and deals, for people who take their shopping seriously

Do you like to shop a little too much? Occasionally treating yourself to something…

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Jackson says the key to fundraising is getting an early start

Nonprofit Insider: 4 Steps to Fundraising for Your Nonprofit

Information and resources for starting and growing your nonprofit

Samuel T. Jackson, founder and CEO of the Economic Empowerment Initiative, provides these four tips…

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No. 12: Thomas Burrell, The Dean Of Black Advertising

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Food Biz: Culinary Career Advice from a Top Chef

Information, advice, and everything an entrepreneur needs to know about the food business.

At 23, Kenny Gilbert was the first African American chef to work as chef de…

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Retiring Rich: Too Young to Think about Retirement? NOT!

Advice, tips and strategies you can use now to ensure a secure retirement in the future

Taking advantage of your 401(k) plan now will reap rewards in the future.

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Celebrated or Not, Mediocrity Won’t Cut It

Straight talk from Earl G. Graves, the visionary founder and publisher of Black Enterprise

Excellence is a personal code of conduct that demands that, every day, you strive to…

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Get a GPS for Your Life

Principles of success from Black Enterprise CEO Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

Time and again, I chat with people, young, old, and in between, who don’t have…

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40 Next: Latoya Wall

In celebration of Black Enterprise's 40th Anniversary, we recognize African Americans, ages 21-35, who are changing the world of business

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In the Raw

Karyn Calabrese brings healthy dining to a new sophisticated level

Most people can’t believe that the stylish and youthful Karyn Calabrese is 63 years old.…

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The Dos and Don’ts of Delegating

Handing tasks over to others lets you accomplish more by doing less

When Juliet Okafor started her sales and marketing business in January 2009, she handled all…

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Learning How to LEAD

Marcus Allen’s original plan was to join the military after college, but he changed his…

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Unemployment Still ‘Uneven’

Report finds that African Americans more likely among the jobless despite education

It’s no surprise that, compared with other groups, African Americans have been hardest hit by…

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New Opportunities in Finance

Recovery means Americans must rebuild and need financial advice to do so

Drew white first knew he wanted to go into the world of finance when he…

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Boosting Profits

An international CFO shares the benefits of zero-based budgeting

Power Play: Clarke’s modification of the budgeting policy at MLSE, which comprises several sports franchise…

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Maximizing Employee Value

Wal-Mart executive leverages human capital for profits

Arvetta Powell, the senior human resources director at Wal-Mart Stores Inc., supporting the realty division,…

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Speaking in Tongues

Rosetta Stones TOTALe adds social to language learning

As business continues to become more globalized, fluency in multiple languages is increasingly important to…

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Getting Rid of Global Glitches

Choosing software for trade compliance

When he first started shipping products overseas in 2005, Alex Ayalew, owner of Joint International…

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Accelerated Advancement

Construction contractor parlays relationship into financial success

MAXI-CON2 (www.maxi-con2.com; 301-931-3206), a construction contractor in Beltsville, Maryland, is turning into an impressive do-over…

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Avoiding Fatal Missteps

Dartmouth College program helps educate minority entrepreneurs

The hills of New Hampshire are perhaps the last place one would expect a minority-focused…

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Recycling 202

How to take your recycling practices to the next level

We all know how to recycle newspapers and water bottles. But when it comes to…

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Should You Get Your Degree in Three Years?

The tight economy has some schools offering a short-cut to a bachelors degree

The pinch of tuition has some students balking at the idea of a traditional four-year…

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Producing Success

For 40 years, Central City Productions has broken barriers in syndicated television

In the late 1960s, a colleague approached Don Jackson who was then an advertising sales…

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The 40 Best Franchises for African Americans

Black Enterprise provides you entrepreneurial options that promise growth in any business environment

When Donald King retired from the Army in 2002, he looked at starting his own…

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The Meaning of Life Insurance

Which kind of insurance coverage is right for youwhole-life or term? B.E. explains

Life Happens and so does death. Although most of us would prefer not to…

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Who You Gonna Call?

Seven financial friends everyone should have on speed dial

Here are seven financial “friends” to add to your personal, business, and social media networks.

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Mixing the Right Ingredients for Growth

CEO Tilmon Brown�s turnaround plan transformed New Horizons into a lean, mean baking machine

Operations are humming at the 56,000-square-foot Norwalk, Ohio, bakery. The facility’s 160 employees, nearly all…

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Different Strokes

Mark Watson of Chicagos Keel Asset Management L.L.C selects inexpensive stocks that set him apart from the Wall Street pack

It isn’t easy to be a nonconformist in the staid, buttoned-up world of finance.

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Life After Death

Jannis Briggs Milhouse must adjust her financial outlook after losing her spouse

A death in the family is always emotionally demanding, but it can have lasting effects…

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Cleaning Up At Whirlpool

How Michael A. Todman applies innovative tactics and powerful communication skills to achieve the home appliance giants goal: global dominance

On Jan. 1, 2009, Whirlpool corp. Chairman and CEO Jeff Fettig told its 70,000 employees…

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7 Books That Will Enrich Your Life

B.E. editors share their favorite financial, business, and career reads

It’s back-to-school time again. Whether you’re a student or the parent or guardian of one,…

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Leading a Thrifty Lifestyle

André and Yohancé Jackson routinely attended a movie and purchased the latest CDs and DVDs…

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Finding Your Fortune in Franchising

Franchising is hardly a new topic for our editors to tackle. This sector is and…

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Get Paid!

With unpredictable shifts in the stock market this year, it’s a good time for investors…

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Inventors Insider: How to Create an App for That

Resources and information for inventors and those aspiring to get a business idea to market

There is an app for just about anything you can think of — or maybe…

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Managers Notebook: How to Delegate

Expert advice for managers and supervisors

When you have too many tasks, you spread yourself too thin and all your work…

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Franchise Insider: How to Boost Lagging Sales

How to be a successful franchisee or franchisor

Scott Jewett, senior adviser at iFranchise Group, offers advice on how to rebound if sales…

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Social Media Insider: Using SM to Boost Your Mobile Base

Tools, tips, apps and strategies from social media experts and practitioners

Joel Comm offers these quick tips on how to grow your mobile base by leveraging…

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No. 13: Ed Lewis/Clarence Smith/Susan Taylor, The Voice Of Black Women

Our countdown of the most impactful black business leaders of the past 40 years

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QUIZ: How Well Do You Delegate?

Do you have what it takes to hand tasks over to others? To accomplish more by doing less? Take our quiz to find out.

Your boss asks you to take on a high-profile project that will last about six…

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Green Insider: 3 Emerging Green Biz Opportunities

Eco-friendly resources for businesses and individuals

Green sectors like energy efficiency, renewable energy, green urban manufacturing, and sustainable agriculture are all…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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6 Franchise Success Factors

These things will directly influence whether you'll be a successful franchisee

“Franchisees are trying to grow in this economy,” says Miriam Brewer, director of education and…

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Money Basics: How to Handle a Bank Error

Lessons on the fundamentals of personal finance and money management

A bank error can take days, sometimes weeks, to resolve. Here are the steps you…

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40 Next: Glenn Lamont McMillan

In celebration of Black Enterprise's 40th Anniversary, we recognize African Americans, ages 21-35, who are changing the world of business

In celebration of our 40th anniversary, Black Enterprise is taking a look both forward and…

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Attract a Mentor to Your Business

A construction company owner shares the secrets to building a solid mentor-protg relationship

MAXI-CON2 President and CEO Julie Elliott offers some ways to make your business a more…

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No. 14: Ursula Burns, The Corporate Innovator

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Kids & Money: Grow Money Fast with Compound Interest

Money lessons we need to teach to our kids from K-12

Here’s a quick and easy compound interest exercise you can perform everyday for one week…

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The Single Life: Why You Need An Estate Plan

Solutions for managing business, finance, and professional issues

Estate plans are important for single people, too. Here are the basics of setting up…

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Wellness Insider: Working With a Mental Illness

Preventing illness and achieving wellness: health, fitness, and nutrition news for busy professionals

Should you talk to your employer about a mental illness? Dr. Carl Bell offers some…

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Tech Insider: Cloud Storage Keeps Data Safe and You Sane

Technology news, reviews, tips, and advice for professionals and small businesses

If you drop your laptop in a puddle, kick your external drive, or if your…

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Get Money: Braving “Shark Tanks” for Cash

Expert advice and resources for entrepreneurs who want to raise financing for their business

Business is about competition—for customers, for market share, for employees and yes, for financing. When…

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Budgeting Insider: 5 Ways to Trim Your Budget

Your guide to managing every day finances

Times are tough. The economy is still on the rocks, and your financial life has…

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MEDWeek: Small Businesses Seek Suitors

The SBA's mentor-protg program can open doors to contracting opportunities

SBA’s mentor-protégé program enables large companies to provide a variety of assistance to 8(a) firms,…

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Love & Money: How to Merge Finances with Your Spouse

Your guide to managing matters of finance and romance

If you’re recently married, at some point you’ll be faced with a big decision: how…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Economista: 5 Secrets to Getting Free Phone Service

Don't renew your phone contract without negotiating for the best possible deal

Just because a phone provider offers one and two-year-contracts doesn’t mean you can’t ask for…

By Renita Burns

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Meek Prevails in U.S. Senate Primary

Experts question whether he can pull out another win in November

With 99% of precincts reporting, Rep. Kendrick Meek [JJ1] (D-Florida) handily won his state’s Democratic…

By Joyce Jones

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Tax Insider: Tax Tips for the Unemployed, Part 1

Expert advice that individuals and businesses can use to stay abreast of tax news and rules.

You can’t wish your taxes away just because you’re unemployed. Here are three steps to…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Designing the Black Enterprise iPad App

Creative Director Terence Saulsby talks about preserving the look and feel of the B.E. brand across platforms

Black Enterprise Creative Director Terence Saulsby shares the experience of presenting the Black Enterprise Wealth…

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UBR Morning Post: Sweet Beginnings & Powers of Persuasion

Bonus content on the entrepreneurs and strategies featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable: Brenda Palms Barber, the founder of Sweet Beginnings,…

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No. 15: Arthur G. Gaston Sr., The Trailblazer

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Money Expert Q&A: A Financial Fast to Curb Unnecessary Spending

Insider tips on how to build and manage wealth

Money expert and author Michelle Singletary talks about how to approach a financial fast to…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Whether Traditional or Digital, It’s All Media to Me

When it comes to journalism and digital media, the mission is the same: arm people with the information they need to live better lives

I’ve never felt beholden to defining myself as one type of journalist or another–newspaper or…

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STEM Spotlight: How to Find a STEM-oriented College or University

Advice and news about careers, education, and business opportunities in science and technology

For African Americans, finding success in STEM fields is contingent on the amount of support…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Investment Clubhouse: Dos & Don’ts For Starting a Club

Advice, resources and information for investment clubs and their members

If part of your wealth creation strategy includes forming an investment club, here are a…

By Renita Burns

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Developing the Black Enterprise iPad App

Developer Ali Sharif discusses how the app came together, and what it took to produce it

On the eve of the BE app’s launch, Sharif took the time to explain how…

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Biz Expert Q&A: Business Start-Up Advice You Can Bank On

Advice for entrepreneurs from top advisers, consultants and strategists

What are bankers looking for as they assess which entrepreneurs they will lend to and…

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No. 16: Berry Gordy, The Music Mogul

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Managing Credit: 4 Ways Bad Credit Can Hurt Your Career

Resources and expert strategies to help you boost, manage and protect your credit history

You’re all suited up and ready for a job interview with your dream company. The…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Home Base: A 401(k) Option for the Self-Employed

Information and resources especially for home-based business owners

Sole proprietors and owners of owners of home-base businesses are less likely to own IRAs…

By Renita Burns

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Black Enterprise iPad App: The Best Business Magazine App

5 ways the BE app outshines the competition, setting a new standard for magazines

Black Enterprise isn’t the first business publication to produce an iPad app, but it is…

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Style Biz: 4 Tips for Licensing Your Fashion Brand

Insider tools for fashion and beauty industry success

Here are three key things to consider before seeking to license your fashion brand.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Introducing The Black Enterprise Wealth for Life iPad App

CEO Earl "Butch" Graves introduces the latest media platform to empower the B.E. audience

The publication that has brought you everything you need to know about small business, personal…

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Government, Scientists Differ on BP Oil Spill’s Lasting Effects

Evidence found of deepwater oil, which could present long-term threat to marine life

Rep. Ed Markey (D-Massachusetts), chairman of the House Energy and Environment Subcommittee, grilled government scientists…

By Joyce Jones

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Deadline Looms For Sustainable Community Grants

Obama Administration pushes for greener urban neighborhoods; applications due before midnight on August 23

The Partnership for Sustainable Communities is an initiative of the Department of Housing and Urban…

By Joyce Jones

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MED Week Focus: International Business Opportunities

Conference also will play matchmaker to small firms and major corporations

The Minority Business Development Agency[JJ1] ’s annual National Minority enterprise Development (MED) Week[JJ2] conference kicks…

By Joyce Jones

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No. 17: George Johnson, The King Of Black Haircare

Follow the Black Enterprise 40th Anniversary countdown of the most impactful black business leaders of the past 40 years

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Celebrity Side Hustle: WNBA Fashionista Cappie Pondexter

The scoop on the entrepreneurial pursuits of athletes, entertainers and other stars

WNBA All-star Cappie Pondexter talks entrepreneurship and her fashion styling business, 4 Season Style Management.

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Shopping Insider: 5 Web Sources for Back-to-School Deals

How to get the best steals and deals, for people who take their shopping seriously

Summer will soon be coming to a close. It’s almost time to stay up late…

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Retiring Rich: Are You Ready for More Transparency in Your 401(k) Fees?

Advice, tips and strategies you can use now to ensure a secure retirement in the future

Beginning July 16, 2011, the Department of Labor will require plan providers to disclose fees…

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Choosing the right people to sit on your board of directors is critical to the success of your organization, says Froswa' Booker-Drew, founder of Soulstice Consultancy, which provides training and webinars for nonprofits. Her clients have included Thelma Wells Ministries, Prime Time Sister Circles, and the Texas Council on Family Violence, among others. A board member herself for the Texas Association of Nonprofit Organizations, Booker-Drew coordinates the Nonprofit Certificate Program at University of Texas Arlington where she also teaches several classes and writes for Blackgivesblack.com. This week on the Nonprofit Insider we asked Booker-Drew to talk about the importance of choosing a strong, viable board of directors. Here are five things she says you must consider:

Nonprofit Insider: Choosing a Board for Your Nonprofit

News and views for people managing nonprofits

Your board of directors will be critical to helping your nonprofit operate well. The members…

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The Black Enterprise Wealth For Life Principles

Step-by-step guidelines to responsible saving, investing, and spending to build wealth and pass it on to future generations

The 10 Black Enterprise Wealth for Life principles are meant to serve as a step-by-step…

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Tech Insider: 4 Ways the iPad Makes You More Efficient

Still on the fence about getting an iPad? Heres how it can help improve your productivity.

For small business owners, entrepreneurs, and professionals, there are definitely clear advantages to making the…

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WATCH: Introducing the Black Enterprise iPad App

Preview the features and functionality of the best business magazine app ever developed

Here’s an exclusive look at the Black Enterprise iPad app.

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No. 18: John Rogers, The Investment Icon

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Green Insider: B.E. Forum to Discuss the New Energy Economy

Eco-friendly resources for businesses and individuals

Join Black Enterprise this November for Part 2 of a Conversation on Energy hosted by…

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Inventors Insider: To Patent or Not to Patent, Part 1

Resources and information for inventors and those aspiring to get a business idea to market

There has been an ongoing debate between inventors about what to do first: get a…

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This week's Social Media Connection is Adrienne Graham, founder and CEO of Empower Me! Corporation, a media, publishing and professional development company. She is the voice behind Views From the Top Radio Show and the creator of Empower Me! Networks, Empower Me Institute, Empower Me! (formerly Fearless Woman) magazine, Next Level Business Coaching Program, Empowered Woman TV, the Power Brok(H)er™ Club, and Empower Me! Radio. A 17-year recruiting veteran,  Graham is also CEO of Hues Consulting & Management, Inc., a diversity recruitment, recruiter training and employment branding consulting firm.  She is also author of the book Go Ahead, Talk to Strangers, The Modern Girl’s Guide to Fearless Networking, as well as two blogs: Corporate Recruiting Diva and Empowered Career Woman. In her own words, Graham (shown here with her "junior partner" Jose) shares how she uses social media to achieve her goals.

Social Media Connection: Adrienne Graham, Empower Me! Corp.

Entrepreneurs and professionals on social media and how they connect

This week’s Social Media Connection is CEO of both Empower Me! Corporation, a media, publishing…

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Economista: Top Job Search Websites

A money guide for the 20-somethings

Aside from CareerBuilder and Monster.com, there are a number of websites that will help you…

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Tech Insider: e-Reader or Tablet? Which One’s For You?

4 things to consider before you buy one

Tablet computers and e-Readers have similar designs but function quite differently. Here are four factors…

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Wellness Insider: 5 MORE Ways to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Preventing illness and achieving wellness: health, fitness, and nutrition news for busy professionals

Sleep is as important to health as diet and exercise, but many people don’t get…

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40 Next: Leea Nash

In celebration of Black Enterprise's 40th Anniversary, we recognize African Americans, ages 21-35, who are changing the world of business

In celebration of our 40th anniversary, Black Enterprise is taking a look both forward and…

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Using Wealth For Life As A Way of Life

We asked; you answered: Our poll reveals respondents embrace debt reduction, savings

Our results are in! Last week, we asked how you’d spend $2,000 if selected as…

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No. 19: Dave Bing, The Man Of Steel

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Kids & Money: Paying for College and The Myth of Financial Independence

Money lessons we need to teach to our kids from K-12

Whether you have a child that’s prepping for college or your young one has finally…

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Love & Money: 6 Important Questions to Ask Your Honey

Your guide to managing matters of finance and romance

Here are six money management questions you should ask a love interest before committing.

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UBR Morning Post: Cami Cakes; Become Your Own Boss

Bonus content on the entrepreneurs and strategies featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, UBR Contributor Angelique Westerfield speaks with Andra Hall,…

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Money Expert Q&A: Replenish Savings with Life Insurance

Insider tips on how to build and manage wealth

You can use life insurance to supplement retirement income, grow your retirement reserves, and replenish…

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No. 20: Earvin “Magic” Johnson, The Business All-Star

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Urban Radio Pioneer Sidney L. Small Laid to Rest

Rev. Al Sharpton delivers eulogy, Stevie Wonder performs in tribute to Access 1 Communications Chairman and CEO

Funeral services for Sidney L. Small, chairman and CEO of Access.1 Communications Corp., were held…

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Tax Insider: College Tax Breaks

Expert advice that individuals and businesses can use to stay abreast of tax news and rules.

If you or someone in your household is taking college courses, you know how expensive…

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7) Show them that science is translatable to other careers. Even if they don’t go on to be an actual engineer, there are so many opportunities for people who have science degrees, says Evans (pictured here). You can go into business and law because science makes people good leaders and problem solvers, says Evans, who has a dual engineering degree from Spelman and Georgia Tech, interned at NASA in college, and works as a patent attorney. Explain to your child or teen that a science degree will open up more doors to employment and make them more marketable after college.

STEM Spotlight: 7 Ways to Pique Your Child’s Interest in Science

Advice and news about careers, education, and business opportunities in science and technology

Looking for ways to pique your child’s interest in science and engineering? Well it starts…

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Managing Credit: Understanding Your Utilization Ratio

Your guide to understanding and managing your credit.

Creditors use a calculation called a credit utilization ratio, which makes up 30% of your…

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Style Biz: How to Leverage Hair Shows Into Dollars

Insider tools for fashion and beauty industry success

Entrepreneur and celebrity stylist Janel Smith offers these tips on how to make the most…

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Dealing With Debt: More Ways to Finance Your Education

Everything you need to know to tame your debt and keep it under control

More options for managing student loan debt.

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Family Biz: When Your Business Partner is Your Spouse

Your resource for working with parents, children, spouses, exes, and others

Husband and wife Brian and Autumn Merritt own a boutique and are raising their 8-month-old…

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Home Base: Why You Need Business Interruption Insurance

Your guide to running an at-home business

For the small business owner, an unforeseen disaster can bring an abrupt halt to company…

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No. 21: Don Barden, The Visionary

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It’s a Living: Business Systems Analyst

Snapshots of professionals in a variety of interesting jobs

Love it or hate it, we all have to go to work and each of…

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Maxine Waters Vows to Fight Ethics Charges

Denies using her influence to help husbands financial interest in OneUnited Bank

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-California) vigorously defended herself at a Friday morning press conference with reporters…

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No. 22: Byron Lewis, The Image Maker

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Blacks Continue to Climb on Broadband Bandwagon

African Americans have highest Internet growth rate of any major demographic group

The rate of African Americans adopting broadband has grown to 56% from 46% at a…

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Nonprofit Insider: 4 Things to Do Before You Start a Charity

News and views for people managing nonprofits

Charities are great if they’re managed well, but if they’re not look out. The best…

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Real Estate Insider: 3 Tips for Buying Commercial Real Estate

Real estate news and advice for individuals and investors

In this economy, a foray into commercial real estate may seem like a mistake, but…

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Retiring Rich: Understanding the Roth 401k

Advice, tips and strategies you can use now to ensure a secure retirement in the future

BlackEnterprise.com sat down with personal finance expert Eric Tyson to discuss the pros and cons…

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Money Basics: 5 Keys to Wealth

Lessons on the fundamentals of personal finance and money management

I recently attended a Rich Dad, Poor Dad wealth building seminar held by author Robert…

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Education Trust: 4 Keys to Closing the Higher Education Gap

Researchers seek ways to narrow the college graduation rate between blacks and whites

If a solid college education is a necessary journey on the path to wealth and…

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Social Media Insider: Developing Strategy and Securing Backing

Tools, tips, apps and strategies from social media experts and practitioners

Kimberly Stone tells how POSHGLAM became an “IT” website among venture capitalists.

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Green Insider: 7 Things to Look For In An Eco-friendly Printer

Eco-friendly resources for businesses and individuals

Going paperless is the best way to go green, but if you absolutely have to…

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No. 23: Ann Fudge, The Barrier Breaker

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Franchise Insider: Figuring Out Franchising

How to be a successful franchisee or franchisor

Among the challenges facing franchisees, the economy tops the list. Here are a few factors…

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