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A Taste of the Good Life

NFL Linebacker Shaun Phillips indulges in worldly culinary delights

A linebacker with the San Diego Chargers, Shaun Phillips has several passions greater than football.…

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Recapturing a Dream

David Minott finally satisfies the musical urges in his soul

The fulfillment of Barack Obama’s presidential dream gave newly minted recording artist David Minott (known…

By Denise A. Campbell Laidler

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To Love or to Loathe?

Value yourself despite the circumstance

Back in 1990, Kim Coles was on top of the world. But her excitement was…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Recruiting From the Military

Wal-Mart offers management opportunities to former members of the armed forces

Michelle Terry enjoys a challenge. It’s what led her to attend the United States Military…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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A Way In

Media remains a closed industry for minorities. The Emma Bowen Foundation offers student interns an opening

Named after the New York community activist herself, the Emma Bowen Foundation was founded in…

By Arlene McKanic

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Ready For the Business at Hand

A federal executive stresses the benefit of training employees

Why should a company spend the money to make sure its employees are properly trained?

By Dale Coachman

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Healthcare IT on the Rise

With $20 billion in stimulus funding, the job opportunities are limitless

A high school fascination with technology led Michael Mathias into a fast-paced, fast-growing career in…

By Laura Egodigwe

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Going Green? Start With Your Carbon Foot-“Print”

Three all-in-one inkjet printers to help you save money and the environment

The only true eco-friendly way to print is to not print at all. But in…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Discovering the Next Big Idea

How one inventor developed idea management software to fuel business innovation

Howard Rasheed, Ph.D., the founder of the Wilmington, North Carolina-based Institute for Innovation Inc. believes…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Perfecting the Process

Creating a more efficient organization on your terms

Now more than ever, for a business to thrive it must embrace change. Entrepreneurs have…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Pulling No Punches

Former boxer and retired ballerina turn innovative fitness approach into business success

Michael Olajide Jr. and Leila Fazel offer a unique approach to fitness that melds the…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Free Mobile Apps That Can Save You Money

Tools to help you manage debt, score deals, and save hard-earned cash

If you own a smartphone, you probably have dozens of apps and can’t wait for…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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How to Fight Medical Billing Errors

Looking closely at your bills could save you thousands

When Beverly Browning of Mesa, Arizona, got the results of her breast biopsy in 2003,…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Kelly Smith Beaty Takes Us Inside ‘The Apprentice’ – Episode 3

Former Black Enterprise intern and Apprentice contestant talks about what you won't see on TV

Kelly Smith Beaty, former Black Enterprise intern and The Apprentice contestant, takes us behind the…

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Chat Live w/ Kelly Smith Beaty from The Apprentice – Episode 3

Get the behind-the-scenes scoop on what happens during 'The Apprentice'

Welcome to our second chat with Kelly Smith Beaty, former Black Enterprise intern and contestant…

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Change We Can Believe In

Over the past few years, the toughest issue executives and entrepreneurs have grappled with can…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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Don’t Just Leave a Legacy, Live Your Legacy

We all spend a lot of time thinking about and dealing with how the world…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Be Proactive When it Comes to Your Finances

If there’s one message the editors of Black Enterprise want to communicate with our money…

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Why a Crisis Can Be Good for Your Finances

Ariel Investments 2010 survey of African American investors reveals surprising new post-recession money trends

As I read over the results of Ariel Investments 2010 Black Investor Survey recently, I…

By Mellody Hobson

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The High Cost of Death

A death in the family can drain your emotions. Smart strategies can keep it from draining your wallet.

When Clara Bell received the news in June that her beloved 27-year-old nephew had died…

By Bridget McCrea

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Retooling for Recovery

Morningstars Daniel Holland explains why business is starting to boom among industrial equipment makers

We’ve all heard plenty about how consumers drive the U.S. economy. They generate two-thirds of…

By James A. Anderson

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Don’t Miss Your Chance to Network With Intelligent Performers

A rare opportunity to make powerful connections and gain valuable exposure for your business

If you are a mogul in the making or talented business professional looking to take…

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Economista: 5 Strategies for Getting College Scholarships

Don't apply for scholarships without following these steps

It pays to be strategic with how you look for college financing. Check out these…

By Renita Burns

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Love & Money: Managing Debt as a Couple

Your guide to managing matters of finance and romance

Debt is never pleasant, but when you’re in a relationship and you share the bills,…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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UBR Morning Post: All Rise for Judge Karen Mills-Francis

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

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, contributor Renita Young speaks with TV Judge Karen…

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All-Star Advice 2010

Our favorite financial experts share their best tips on real estate, investing, taxes, insurance, and debt management�in their own words

Black Enterprise talked to some of the wisest financial planners, investment advisers, real estate professionals,…

By Renita Burns

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Syncom’s New Frontier

How negotiating a gravity-defying deal for a $5 billion satellite system helped put this private equity firm in orbit

It was one of the biggest deals that almost didn’t happen. As part of an…

By Alan Hughes

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Troubled Waters

The oil leak was stopped, but the taint remains for the Gulfs struggling black-owned businesses

Life on the bayou isn’t easy for the black fishermen who make their living…

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Attacking Student Loan Debt

Bryan Mitchell pledges to eliminate his $120,000 college debt

Mitchell’s debt is a combination of money he used for UNH’s tuition and fees,…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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What Financial Reform Means For You

Heres what you can expect

In response to the financial meltdown that began in the United States more than two…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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My Money Makeover

What you can learn from expert makeovers of real-life investment portfolios

To protect yourself from future market turbulence, it’s wise to hold a mix of various…

By Donald Jay Korn

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There’s No Place Like (A New) Home

Doliviera and Angela Henry take advantage of a nonprofit program to buy their first home

“We had to start building a future for ourselves, for our children, and that starts…

By LaToya M. Smith

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STEM Spotlight: Technology With Human Sensibilities

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

A computer that no one knows how to use is junk. Human centered computing scientists…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Who’s Bad? When Media Crowns the “Powerful”

How I discern between the famous and popular, and those who have a real impact on my life

In order to think critically when consuming media, one of the most important lessons to…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Tips for Effective E-mail Marketing

How to build your list and engage your members

You’re trying to ramp up your marketing efforts but things are at a standstill. Sure…

By Renita Burns

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Money Expert Q&A: How to Have Perfect Credit

Anyone can have great credit. Read on and find out how.

In personal finance expert Lynnette Khalfani-Cox’s latest book, Perfect Credit: 7 Steps to a Great…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Dealing With Debt: 12 Signs That It’s Time to Get Help

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

If you’re like most people, you probably have debt. From student loan debt to credit…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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House Approves Small Business Lending Fund

Obama will sign the bill into law this week

The House of Representatives today approved Senate amendments to the Small Business Lending Fund Act…

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Board members are a nonprofits most valuable volunteers.

Nonprofit Insider: Why Board Service is Crucial to Fundraising

Information and resources for starting, running, and growing your nonprofit

If someone approaches you to sit on the board at a nonprofit organization, you might…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Biz Expert Q&A: Greening Your Business on a Budget

Tips on how to save money while saving the planet

Becoming more environmentally aware while saving on energy costs for your small business doesn’t have…

By Alan Hughes

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What To Do About An Underwater Mortgage

Should you maintain or bail?

Thirty-five percent of African American homeowners in the U.S. are currently underwater. If the home…

By John Simons

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Business Tips From ‘The Apprentice’ – Task 2

Kelly Smith Beaty, former BE intern and Apprentice contestant, imparts some hard-won business knowledge

You don’t get hand-picked by Donald Trump himself to compete on The Apprentice by accident…

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Food Biz: Five Tips for Taking Over A Restaurant

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

If you take over an existing restaurant or food business you can end up finding…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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The Apprentice 2010: Task 2 Performance Review

Each week as contestants compete for a $250,000 job contract, get the leadership lessons you can use to succeed

Follow along as we offer performance reviews of each task of The Apprentice 2010, with…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Republicans Release Agenda in “Pledge for America”

Democrats say its the same old, same old

Hoping that history will repeat itself, House Republicans unveiled today “A Pledge to America,” a…

By Joyce Jones

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Rallying Global Support to Rebuild Haiti

Clinton Initiative offers opportunities to Haitian entrepreneurs

Former President Bill Clinton focused on rallying a diverse group of global leaders to step…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Social Media Insider: Keeping Children Safe on Facebook

Tools, tips, and information from social media experts and the people and businesses who use it

For parents with little ones looking to join Twitter, Facebook or other networks to connect…

By Renita Burns

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Shopping Insider: Stick To a List to Save Time And Money

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

Shopping isn’t always fun. The reality is, shopping for items such as groceries or school…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Inventors Insider: 4 Rules for Inventing With a Partner

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

When inventing with a partner, you give up some control and ownership, but the benefits…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Real Estate Insider: ‘Housewives of D.C.’ Star Shares Her Passion

Real estate news and advice for individuals and investors

Stacie Scott Turner has gained fame being featured on Bravo TV’s The Real Housewives of…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Chat Live with Kelly Smith Beaty from The Apprentice!

Get the behind-the-scenes scoop on what happens during 'The Apprentice'

Welcome to Black Enterprise’s live chat with Kelly Smith Beaty, former Black Enterprise intern and…

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Green Insider: Preparing Generation Next for Energy Jobs

Eco-friendly resources for businesses and individuals

How do we adequately prepare our youth for the challenge of leading our nation towards…

By Andre Williams

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Economista: Why Micro-lenders Will Replace Sallie Mae

Social lending becomes an alternative to private student loan giants

There seems to be a new trend taking root when it comes to college financing.…

By Renita Burns

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Kelly Smith Beaty Takes Us Inside ‘The Apprentice’

Former Black Enterprise intern and Apprentice contestant talks about what you won't see on TV

Kelly Smith Beaty, former Black Enterprise intern and The Apprentice contestant, takes us behind the…

By Sonja Mack

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Keyboard Folio - The Apple iPad has revolutionized our ability to consume information. But producing information on its condensed QWERTY touch screen keyboard can be inconvenient at times--like while riding in a bumpy car. Sena has a solution. The Keyboard Folio, a premium, genuine Napa leather portfolio case for the iPad that comes with an integrated Bluetooth keyboard and a recessed, collapsible back stand with openings for charge/sync ports. It is the perfect accessory to turn the iPad into a functional netbook. The  ergonomic keyboard features soft, water resistant keys and can connect to most Bluetooth-enabled smartphones with installed drivers; (www.senacases.com; $129.99). Grab a copy of the November issue of Black Enterprise magazine for more mobile tech gadgets to take on business trips, and come back to BlackEnterprise.com each week for more Tech Insider posts.

Tech Insider: 3 Portable Devices for Business Travel

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

You need mobile technology tools to make the most of your business travel. Here are…

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Love & Money: 6 Ways to Stop Fighting About Money

Your guide to managing matters of finance and romance

Love can be grand until the arguments begin. And more often than not, it’s about…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Backtalk with Ginuwine

Multiplatinum recording artist talks about his bout with depression and his commitment to helping others suffering from it

Elgin “Ginuwine” Lumpkin rose to stardom after his 1996 debut, but just four years later,…

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UBR Morning Post: Ad Industry Titan Don Coleman

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

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, our newest UBR contributor, Renita Young, speaks with…

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Investment Clubhouse: 4 Things Every Investor Should Consider

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

Before joining an investment club, here is what you need to take into consideration.

By Renita Burns

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STEM Spotlight: Burns Leads Effort to Change The Equation

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

The White House pegged Xerox CEO, Ursula Burns, to lead the Educate to Innovate program.…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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WATCH: Actor Jamie Hector on Film Roles, Philanthropy

Star talks character, inspiration in Urbanworld festival feature, Night Catches Us

Actor Jamie Hector sat down with BlackEnterprise.com to talk about his latest role, his best…

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WATCH: Urbanworld Film Festival Draws Top Black Talent

Founder seeks to give minority directors prominent voice

On the opening night of the Urban World Film Festival, BET host Free, far left,…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Family Biz: 5 Conflict Resolution Tips for Spouses in Business

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

Husbands and wives need to create rules that they stand by before they get the…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Friends and Colleagues Bid Adieu to a Legend

Ronald Walters is remembered as a tireless activist and scholar

Ronald W. Walters, the nation’s foremost scholar of the politics of race, was honored at…

By Joyce Jones

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Managing Credit: How to Prove You’re Not Dead

Your guide to building and protecting your credit

It’s time to replace your car, so you shop around for the best deal, pick…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Style Biz: Building a Successful Modeling Agency

Insider tools for fashion and beauty industry success

BlackEnterprise.com talked with Ethnicity Model Management CEO LaShawnna Stanley about sticking with her niche, advocating…

By Janell Hazelwood

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The Apprentice 2010: Task 1 Performance Review

As 16 contestants compete for a $250,000 job contract, get the leadership lessons you can use to succeed

Follow along as we offer performance reviews of each task of The Apprentice 2010, with…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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‘Sugar’ Shane Mosley Talks Promotions Business, Latest Bout

Boxer has passion for building up young fighters

‘Sugar” Shane Mosley talks to Black Enterprise about his passion for mentoring young fighters and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Shopping Insider: Don’t Let Your Gift Cards Go to Waste

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

As the holidays approach, many well-meaning relatives will be doling out gift cards—often because they…

By Shandra Hill Smith

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Kerry Washington Shines at Urbanworld Film Festival

Actress talks "breathtaking" roles and best money advice

Actress Kerry Washington discusses the Urbanworld Film Festival, the best money advice she’s received, and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Retiring Rich: How to Build a Nest Egg With Your Spouse

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

Planning for retirement is crucial at every point of your life, and that planning changes…

By Renita Burns

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Sharpton to Launch Syndicated TV Show

Sunday morning program will focus on education and closing achievement gaps

Civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton announced on Thursday plans to launch a Sunday morning…

By Joyce Jones

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The REAL Apprentice Is Back—And So Am I

Look for my weekly performance reviews of the job candidates on reality TV's original business competition

I’m glad to see The Apprentice return to it’s original premise as a competition for…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Fashion Week 2010: The Master Behind the Scenes

Audrey Smaltz of The Ground Crew talks fashion show success

BlackEnterprise.com talked with Audrey Smaltz, CEO of The Ground Crew, on just what it takes…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Green Insider: What’s Slowing Our Transition to Alternative Energy?

Eco-friendly resources for businesses and individuals

America’s Transition to alternative energy is moving slowly. In 2009, wind power accounted for only…

By Andre Williams

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Social Media Insider: 3 Social Network Management Tools

Tools, tips, and information from social media experts and the people and businesses who use it

Consider your social media dashboard a one stop shop that lets you drag and drop…

By Renita Burns

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Inventors Insider: 3 Ways to Protect Your Invention

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

Louis J. Foreman, the host of Everyday Edison on PBS and CEO of Edison Nation,…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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This week's Social Media Connection is Chris Curtis, a web business expert, business radio personality and author of the upcoming book Work the Web! The Webwise Guide to Business Online. In her own words, Curtis shares how she uses social media to achieve her business objectives: When it comes to Social Media, I've carved out my own little corners where I can post until my heart's content (or until my brain can't think of anything to type), and connect with people all over the world. As a business owner, its proven to be a successful way to reach out to others and pitch ideas, form collaborations and even find new contacts for my seminars and workshops. You'll be amazed by the people you meet, and you'll most likely find opportunities in places you never thought of. One note of caution: Be careful what you put in writing. When you're connected for business purposes, don't say anything that you wouldn't say to a prospective client or a business partner. Remember, you're exposing your writing to thousands - even millions - of people who might take exception to interpersonal expressions, if they're thinking about connecting with you to do business. Think before you post. Not sure where to start? Here's where I hang out...

Social Media Connection: Web Business Ownership’s Chris Curtis

Entrepreneurs and professionals on social media and how they connect

This week’s Social Media Connection is Chris Curtis, a web business expert, business radio personality…

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Former Black Enterprise Intern to Appear on The Apprentice, Part 3

Kelly Smith Beaty gets cast on Donald Trumps original televised entrepreneurial competition

Part 3 of our interview with Kelly Beaty, a 30-year-old public relations rep and former…

By Sonja Mack

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Graves, Locke and Wade discuss Commerce Department initiatives aimed at boosting small business and job creation. "We wanted to present these awards," said Locke, "to recognize business people who help move our economy in the right direction."

Congressional Black Caucus Honors Visionary Entrepreneurs

Graves, Howroyd and Tos� recognized by 21st Century Council at the U.S. Commerce Department

At an event held at the U.S. Commerce Department on Tuesday, September 14, the Congressional…

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Economista: Micro-loans for College Students?

How social loans are becoming a viable source for student borrowers

Companies have been springing up offering a micro lending model to student loans which aims…

By Renita Burns

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Watch: Actress Kim Fields Stays in the Game, Part 2

Multitalented actress discusses the business of filmmaking.

Kim Fields is the new host of BET's Lens on Talent.
We spoke to veteran actress,…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Former Black Enterprise Intern to Appear on The Apprentice, Part 2

Kelly Smith Beaty gets cast on Donald Trumps original televised entrepreneurial competition

Part 2 of our interview with Kelly Beaty, a 30-year-old public relations rep and former…

By Sonja Mack

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WATCH: Undercovers’ Steven and Samantha Bloom

Series starring Boris Kodjoe and Gugu Mbatha-Raw premieres on Wednesday, Sept. 22, at 8:00pm EST/7:00 CST

NBC’s Undercovers, the new romantic/spy series starring Boris Kodjoe and Gugu Mbatha-Raw as husband and…

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WATCH: President Eli Martinez in The Event

Conspiracy/suspense series starring Blair Underwood premieres on Monday, Sept. 20, at 9:00pm EST/8:00 CST

NBC’s The Event is the new conspiracy/suspense series starring Blair Underwood as U.S. President Elias…

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UBR Morning Post: Film Fest Co-founder Stephanie Rance

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 Stephanie Tavares-Rance…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Tax Insider: Working Kids Pay Taxes, Too

Advice and information about tax news and rules for individuals and businesses.

My 10-year-old son sets up a weekend lemonade stand at the local baseball field, where…

By John Simons

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Former Black Enterprise Intern to Appear on The Apprentice

Kelly Smith Beaty gets cast on Donald Trumps original televised entrepreneurial competition

You prepare yourself for the professional path you want to take in life, but you…

By Sonja Mack

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Money Expert Q&A: When Stores Cancel Your Line of Credit

Answers for your personal financial-related questions and concerns

I got a letter in the mail that my credit card account for an electronics…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Mentoring Insider: National CARES Mentoring Movement

About mentoring and establishing, managing, and getting the most out of a mentor/mentee relationship

Susan L. Taylor realized her passion for youth mentoring before she left Essence and founded…

By Sonja Mack

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WATCH: Actress Kim Fields Stays in the Game, Part 1

The multitalented actress talks about her life in entertainment, then and now.

After decades of playing characters in front of the camera, Kim Fields has taken to…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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40 Next: Ouigi Theodore

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

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40 Next: Kehinde Wiley

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

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40 Next: Tristan Walker

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

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40 Next: Jason Smikle

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

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40 Next: Jason Pratt

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

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40 Next: Hassan & Hussein Iddrissu

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

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40 Next: Duane Jackson

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

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40 Next: Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson

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

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40 Next: Chisa Brookes

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

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40 Next: Chekesha Kidd

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

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40 Next: Andre Hudson

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

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Obama to GOP: Stop Playing Political Games

On the eve of 9/11 anniversary, president defends economic strategy and asks for patience

According to Obama, the economic crisis has been so deep and so wide that his…

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Fashion Week 2010: Top Model Talks Longevity Post-Catwalk

Surviving a tough economy, Lois Samuels continues expanding her brand

Former model Lois Samuels tackled the challenge of surviving a recession to keep her line…

By Simone S. Oliver

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Shopping Insider: What to Know Before Spending for Charity

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

Throughout the year, you’ll see products in stores with various ribbons and logos on them,…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Investment Banker Predicts Double-Dip Recession

The short term future of our economy isn't so bright

Negative news from the housing market and the employment front, along with a stagnant U.S.…

By Alan Hughes

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In response to Dingle asking whether there is a special responsibility that comes with being a black man playing the president with a real black president in the White House, Underwood says, "I take responsibility for every role I take. I can't just play the role. As a black actor, I don't have that luxury."

B.E. Golf & Tennis Challenge Gallery: Screening “The Event”

Star Blair Underwood is interviewed by BE Editor-in-Chief Derek Dingle at invite-only screening. Bonus: Boris Kodjoe

Star Blair Underwood is interviewed by Black Enterprise Editor-in-Chief Derek Dingle at an invite-only screening…

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Prostate Cancer Screenings is not the best answer for every man, says Dr. Durado Brooks.

Wellness Insider: Making Choices About Prostate Screening

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

An informed business professional usually tries to weigh pros and cons before making a decision…

By Malecia S. Walker

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Green Insider: 3 Ways to Practice Energy Responsibility

Eco-friendly resources for businesses and individuals

Would you invest in a company that pollutes your drinking water? What if you’re the…

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Franchise Insider: BBQ Eatery Seeks Franchise Success

How to be a successful franchisee or franchisor

Carmen Lemons turned a decades-old family run business into a franchise and is now marketing…

By Renita Burns

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Today, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week kicked off in its new home, Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park in New York City. The event draws tastemakers, editors, onlookers, and buyers to witness the hottest in design industry talent. The semi-annual fashion events, formerly at Bryant Park, draw more than  230,000 attendees every year and generate more than $770 million in  economic activity in New York City, according to reports. Held from Sept. 9 to 16, this year's shows will include apparel by top brands with two outstanding African Americans showing their lines--apparel and lifestyle brand designer Tracy Reese and jewelry designer Monique Pean. In celebration of the kick-off, here's a snapshot of the top African American talent at Lincoln Center this season.

Fashion Week Launches: Top African American Talents

Held Sept. 9-16, this year's shows will include designers Tracy Reese and Monique Pean

In celebration of the kick-off of New York Fashion Week, here’s a gallery of the…

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Social Media Insider: Major Airline Carves Out Niche for Black Travelers

Tools, tips, and information from social media experts and the people and businesses who use it.

BlackEnterprise.com talked with Monte Ford, American Airlines’ senior vice president and chief information officer, about…

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40 Next: Nick Cannon

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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Tech Insider: 3 Tech Tools for Road Warriors

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

Looking for ways to be more efficient when working on the road? Consider purchasing a…

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On Day Three of the Black Enterprise Pepsi Golf & Tennis Challenge (Saturday, September 4, 2010), the hospitality luncheon hosted by American Express featured a talks show styled program called "American Express Insider Access," featuring actor Boris Kodjoe (star of the new NBC action series Undercovers), actor-vocalist Dawnn Lewis, actor-comedian Cedric The Entertainer and actor-author Hill Harper.

B.E. Golf & Tennis Challenge Gallery: The Stars Come Out

Attendees get "Insider Access" to Cedric The Entertainer, Boris Kodjoe, Dawnn Lewis and Hill Harper

A photo gallery of celebrities in attendance, including new NBC series stars Blair Underwood and…

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The Single Life: Getting Your Finances in Order After Divorce

Solutions for managing business, finance, and professional issues

Tisdale offers advice for the newly single.
Divorce can be a drain on not only your…

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Kids & Money: Dollar Savvy Apps for Kids

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

Whether you’re on an Apple, Droid or RIM operating system, more and more companies are…

By Renita Burns

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Green Insider: Energy Security Can Prevent $12 Per Gallon Gas Prices

Eco-friendly resources for businesses and individuals

The responsibility of achieving energy security is not a task for politicians, soldiers, and oil…

By Andre Williams

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On the Thursday, September 2, the first day of the 2010 Black Enterprise/Pepsi Golf & Tennis Challenge, attendees reunited with old friends, connected with new ones, prepared for competition on the links and courts, and celebrated BE Next and the '70s. Pictured: Cedric The Entertainer takes to the greens. (Photo by Gerard Gastin)

B.E. Golf & Tennis Challenge Gallery: Day One

Attendees reunite with old friends, connect with new ones, prep for competition and celebrate BE Next and the '70s

A photo gallery of the first day of activities at the 17th Annual Black Enterprise/Pepsi…

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40 Next: Milton & Frederick Ochieng

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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Love & Money: Guarding Against a Spendthrift Spouse

Your guide to managing matters of finance and romance

When it comes to romantic relationships, opposites often attract. Unfortunately, that can also true when…

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Economista: The Poor Man’s Savings Club

Is a sou-sou right for you? Here are the pros and cons.

Here are a few pros and cons when it comes to joining a sou-sou.

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Can Obama Pave The Way to New Jobs?

New economic initiative likely to boost employment, but may not move the needle for black-owned businesses

Standing before a group of labor union crowd in Milwaukee on Labor Day, President Obama…

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UBR Morning Post: Don Jackson of Central City Productions

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 Don Jackson,…

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40 Next: Khary & Selena Cuffe

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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8 Personal Finance Tips for Young Adults

The basic concepts you need to embrace in order to take charge of your financial future

Young adults—in high school or college and just starting a career or a family—have plenty…

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The list of 40 "Titans: The Most Powerful African Americans in Business--and How They Shaped Our World", published in the 40th Anniversary Issue of Black Enterprise, recognizes and pays homage to the most important and impactful entrepreneurs and business leaders since Black Enterprise was founded 40 years ago. At the 17th Annual Black Enterprise/Pepsi Golf & Tennis Challenge, each of the 40 Titans were recognized with a stirring tribute, hosted by Pepsi, to their contributions and achievements. Pictured: Black Enterprise CEO Earl "Butch" Graves Jr., Barden Cos. CEO Don Barden and fellow Titan, Black Enterprise Founder and Chairman Earl Graves Sr. (All photos by Gerard Gaskins)

B.E. Golf & Tennis Challenge Gallery: Tribute to the Titans

The 40 "Most Powerful African Americans in Business" are recognized with a stirring tribute to their achievements

At the 17th Annual Black Enterprise/Pepsi Golf & Tennis Challenge, 40 “Titans: The Most Powerful…

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40 Next: Sirena Moore

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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No. 1: John H. Johnson, The Legend

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

In celebration of our 40th anniversary, Black Enterprise ranks the Titans: The 40 Most Powerful…

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El DeBarge gets up close and personal during a spirited performance in which he put his inimitable and powerful falsetto on full display with songs from his latest album, Second Chance, as well as classics such as "Rythym of the Night," I Like It", "Stay With Me" and "Love Me In A Special Way." (Photo by Gerrod Gaskin)

B.E. Golf & Tennis Challenge Gallery: Classic R&B and Hip Hop

El Debarge, Doug E. Fresh, MC Lyte and Big Daddy Kane rock the house in tribute to the second decade of Black Enterprise

On Friday, September 3, attendees of the 17th Annual Black Enterprise/Pepsi Golf & Tennis Challenge…

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Retiring Rich: Asset Allocation 101

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

Asset allocation or balancing risk and reward based on your retirement timeline is important to…

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No. 2: Robert L. Johnson, The Power Player

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

In celebration of our 40th anniversary, Black Enterprise ranks the Titans: The 40 Most Powerful…

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Celebrity Side Hustle: Caron Butler Scores With Burger King

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

NBA Mavericks baller Caron Butler talks about why he chose the franchising route and how…

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No. 3: Reginald F. Lewis, The Global Dealmaker

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

In celebration of our 40th anniversary, Black Enterprise ranks the Titans: The 40 Most Powerful…

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40 Next: Sheldon Gilbert

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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Shopping Insider: Online Labor Day Deals

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

The Labor Day holiday is once again upon us. If you plan to take a…

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No. 4: Kenneth Chenault, The Consummate leader

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

In celebration of our 40th anniversary, Black Enterprise ranks the Titans: The 40 Most Powerful…

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No. 5: Earl G. Graves Sr., The Champion Of Black Business

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

In celebration of our 40th anniversary, Black Enterprise ranks the Titans: The 40 Most Powerful…

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No. 6: Oprah Winfrey, The Media Powerhouse

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

In celebration of our 40th anniversary, Black Enterprise ranks the Titans: The 40 Most Powerful…

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40 Next: Rosalyn Durant

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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"The Mack" (played by Our World with Black Enterprise producer and Black Enterprise Business Report correspondent Shannon Lanier) gets a hug from Black Enterprise VP/Director of Broadcast Genevieve Michel Bryan at the welcome reception of the 17th Annual Black Enterprise/Pepsi Golf & Tennis Challenge, which kicked off at La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, Calif. on Sept. 2, 2010.  To celebrate the first decade of Black Enterprise, attendees of the reception, hosted by FedEx, took it back to the 1970s, with the theme "Love, Peace & Soooooul!" (Photo by LaToya M. Smith)

B.E. Golf & Tennis Challenge Gallery: Love, Peace & Sooooooul!

The premiere networking event for black entrepreneurs and professionals kicks off with a funky 1970s party

To celebrate the first decade of Black Enterprise, attendees of the Black Enterprise Golf &…

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40 Next: Greg Marchand

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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Inventors Insider: 5 Tips for Creating a Prototype

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

Often, the ideas for many inventions die in the prototype stage. Some inventors spend thousands…

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Real Estate Insider: 4 Things to Know About Reverse Mortgages

Real estate news and advice for individuals and investors

With the number of potential borrowers growing with the aging population, it’s important that homeowners…

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Money Basics: How to Begin Investing

Lessons on the fundamentals of personal finance and money management

John Gannon, senior vice president of The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority(FINRA)’s Office of Education, offers…

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40 Next: Leona Locke Dotson

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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Resources to Help Your Business Tap Overseas Markets

President Obamas National Export Initiative looks to double minority business exports

In an effort to narrow America’s trade deficit, the Obama administration unveiled the National Export…

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5 Things You Should Know If Your Bank Fails

2010 may bring more bank collapses than last year. Here's how to protect your money

Through June of this year, 118 banks have failed—and have been taken over by the…

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Kodjoe, Underwood to Shine at Golf & Tennis Challenge

NBC's leading men are among the stars joining the 40th anniversary celebration of Black Enterprise

Leading men Boris Kodjoe and Blair Underwood are among the stars attending the Black Enterprise…

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