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With Board Service Comes Responsibility

I’m here to challenge all black board members with the specific responsibility to voice issues…

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America Is Better Than This

Our refusal to compromise may pose the biggest threat to the American experiment since the Civil War.

America is better than this. As long as we insist on choosing sides we will…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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Empathy

Reflecting During a Day of Empathy and the Fight to Raise the Age

With a little empathy, we can put an end to the vicious cycle created by the prison industrial complex, and give children justice instead of juries

At the Day of Empathy town hall, I saw a way to put an end…

By Stanley Fritz

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healthcare

We Must Defend Healthcare Access As A Right of All Americans

Any changes or amendments to Obamacare must do nothing but improve and expand access, not limit or eliminate it

In the wealthiest country on the planet, access to affordable and quality healthcare should be…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Valentine's Day

For Valentine’s Day, Stop (Overspending) in the Name of Love!

The pressure is on to show you care. Before you get caught up, listen up: love is not a legitimate excuse to make irresponsible financial decisions

Valentine’s Day is the official holiday to celebrate love. But because it’s almost exclusively a…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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money

4 Keys to Protecting Your Money When Opening Your Heart

No matter how caught up you are in the throes of romance, protecting your money is your responsibility. Neglect it at your own peril

We make some of our most damaging money decisions because we mistakenly think love makes…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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White House

The Obama Presidency: Sitting in the Front Row of the White House

Take an exclusive journey through the Obama years

Take a journey from President Obama’s rise in politics to his tenure in the White…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Kim Burrell, rainbow flag,

Kim Burrell: My Thoughts On Her Comments

Gospel singer and pastor faces backlash for calling gays and lesbians perverted

I first learned of Kim Burrell’s fiery sermon against same-sex love calling it “perverted” and…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Why We Should Be Grateful for Our “Haters”

Critics can't hurt you unless you let them. But people cosigning on everything you do can kill you

For some people, the thought of having haters is as fascinating as wondering about life…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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money-smart kids

Use An Allowance To Raise Money-Smart Kids

Approached properly, it can be an important tool for their financial education

Want raise money-smart kids? Start buy using an allowance as more than an act of…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Eliminating Debt

Eliminating Debt? Don’t Get Carried Away

These are tips to help you approach eliminating your debt strategically and responsibly

For many of us, eliminating debt is a top priority. That’s not a bad thing,…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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she makes more money

She Makes More. Can You Handle It?

Can love survive when she makes more money than he does? Sure it can. Here's how

Husbands, we said we’d love her for richer or poorer. But for many of us,…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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crazy ideas

Where Do Kids Get Their Crazy Ideas About Money?

Probably you! Studies show many children pick up money habits and beliefs from their parents

According to the National Foundation for Credit Counseling’s 2012 Financial Literacy Survey, children learn financial…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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stressed

Dealing With Money Mistakes: Learn, Do Better, and Keep It Moving

Stay focused and get back on track

Everyone, including the wealthiest people, makes money mistakes. Don’t let that discourage you from continuing…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Join Us in Houston, America’s Next Great Black Business Mecca

We hope to see you at the 2017 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit

More than 1,000 business leaders and entrepreneurs are expected to attend the 2017 Black Enterprise…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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credit abuse

Avoiding Credit Abuse: Before You Break Out the Plastic, Think!

Credit abuse may be socially accepted, but it often leads to chronic debt

While credit abuse is a socially accepted and commercially encouraged habit, it often leads to…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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attitude adjustment

An Attitude Adjustment: 3 Ways to Rethink Your Finances for the Holidays

Three stratagies to help you adjust your money mindset, as you face the demands and expectations of the holidays

With the pressure to overspend and take on debt to meet the demands of the…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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sale

If Everything Was On Sale, Why Are You Broke?

No matter what the commercials say, you can't spend your way to savings, even if everything is on sale. Remember this during big shopping seasons

No matter what the commercials say, you can’t spend your way to savings. I repeat,…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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marriage

Why You Must Practice Conscientious Consumerism

A message from Black Enterprise Founder and Publisher Earl G. Graves, Sr. on how conscientious consumerism can produce social change

In order to effect lasting, systemic change, black people must engage in conscientious consumerism, even…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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popular vote

Stop Focusing on Clinton Winning the Popular Vote

It's time to face facts and accept the truth; stop analyzing and start strategizing

To those questioning the fairness of Clinton losing the election despite getting more than 1.5…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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How To

Equifax hack

After 143 Million Left Vulnerable by Equifax Hack, Here’s What You Can Do

The Equifax hack could be the largest data theft involving Social Security numbers, which is…

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JavaScript Developer

How She Became a Full Stack JavaScript Developer In 5 Intensive Months

My biggest lesson learned was overcoming limitations I had put on myself regarding what I…

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