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Exclusive: What Moti...

For our January 2011 issue, rapper Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson provides BLACK ENTERPRISE an all-access look at how he’s evolved into an entrepreneur extraordinaire. In a revealing interview, the 35-year-old speaks candidly about recent deals, notable milestones and future plans that make up...

A Healing Touch

Growing up in the rural village of Lwala, Kenya, Milton and Frederick Ochieng’ were accustomed to traveling for two hours at a time and more than 20 miles on foot to get to the nearest hospital whenever they became ill. But when the teenage brothers witnessed a neighbor die in childbirth on...

The Ex(pectation) Fa...

However one defines success—love, the freedom and ability to do as you choose, the path of self-discovery, marriage and family, a six-figure salary, houses, cars, a six-pack (abs, not beer that is), etc.—human beings appear to be in constant pursuit of it. And we receive mixed messages...

Decisions, Decisions

Decision making is an inevitable part of life. Decisions about the mundane things are made with relative ease: Press snooze or get right up? Forward or delete? Sometimes, however, decision making can overwhelm and immobilize us. Sell, merge, or try a new marketing strategy? Resign from an...

Survivor’s Guilt?

Brittany Miller seems to have it all: a well-paying job as a finance specialist with a leading communications company (complete with a promotion and two raises this year), a brand new condo in Washington, D.C., and enough time and money with which to jaunt around the country. (Her favorite...

Survivor’s Guilt?

Brittany Miller seems to have it all: a well-paying job as a finance specialist with a leading communications company (complete with a promotion and two raises this year), a brand new condo in Washington, D.C., and enough time and money with which to jaunt around the country. (Her favorite...

What You Sow

As a teen growing up in North Philadelphia, Terri J. Brown didn’t think college was in the cards for her. Prison seemed more likely. “I was fighting and getting kicked out of schools,” she says. “I sold drugs for a time, and I found myself being disrespectful to my mom.” Eventually...

Clear the Way

In January, Lindsey C. Holmes, owner of Newark, New Jersey-based brokerage firm LCH Real Estate (with an additional office in New York City), was frustrated by a slowdown in business. She knew she needed to raise her visibility, but it was difficult for her to remain optimistic with all of the...