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The best thing about the B.E. Golf & Tennis Challenge: Everyone here is in it to win

It’s just the prelims of the 2009 Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge and it’s…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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To Be the Best, Recruit the Best

Great leaders aren't afraid to hire people who are smarter and more talented than they are

If you are the smartest, most talented, most expert on a team that YOU assembled–YOU…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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After The Recession: Now What?

What to do when we don't have the economy to kick around any more

Sooner or later our economy will recover and this latest recession will be a thing…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Why I Don’t Plan to Watch ‘Tributes’ to Michael Jackson

We all love Jackson's music, but we all did not and do not love him.

They know that they’ll get ratings and make money off of Michael Jackson’s death. But…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Detroit to The World: Don’t Count Us Out

Motown welcomes the B.E. Entrepreneurs Conference with grit, enthusiasm and faith in its own future

Battered by a crisis of faith in local government triggered by the scandal surrounding former…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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New Report: Small Businesses Creating Jobs, Giving Back and Growing Local Economy

How To Get Into Black Enterprise: What Not To Do

Avoid these mistakes when approaching an editor about a story on your business

Unfortunately, many people, and particularly small business owners eager to have their companies featured in…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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How To Get Into Black Enterprise: Entrepreneurs, Take Note

What you'll need to share to get the attention of our editors

So, you want to be featured on the pages of Black Enterprise magazine? Join…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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They made it. Why not you?

How to Get Into Black Enterprise

It's been a dream for generations of entrepreneurs. Here's how to increase the odds of it coming true

“What do I have to do to get into Black Enterprise?” Starting this week, I…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Can Mara Brock Akil Change The Game?

Producer and cast of network TV's only black show campaign for expansion to a one-hour time slot

Mara Brock Akil
Against the backdrop of The CW Television Network’s plans to abandon the half-hour…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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How About a Guide to Money for Us Brothas?

Men need financial education, too. Our problem: too often, we won't seek it out

Black men don’t get a lot of financial advice because we are often too prideful…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Warmed-over Myths of Black Wealth

Newsflash from CNBC's NEWBOs: If you're black and can't rap or play ball, forget about making it in America.

It’s 2009 and a black man is President of the United States of America. So…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Required Reading on Black Business History

Books by and about great black entrepreneurs underscore our legacy in business.

Each February, as we celebrate African American History Month, we recognize the achievements of black…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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It Is Done

At 12:05 pm, Barack Hussein Obama Jr. became the 44th President of the United States…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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It’s Really Happening

It is, indeed, a glorious day, a perfect first day of the Presidential administration of Barack Obama.

It is, indeed, a glorious day, a perfect first day of the Presidential administration of…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Somehow, the Word ‘Crowd’ Doesn’t Quite Say It

Did I say there was a crowd at the Greenbelt, Md., Metro station this morning?…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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A Cold Morning in a New America

It’s a great day in America. And God, it’s too cold.
Joining the crowd in Greenbelt,…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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25 Years…And Change

I am back where it all began, in Washington, D.C., to cover the presidential inauguration of one Barack Hussein Obama Jr.

The presidential inauguration of Barack Obama brings me full circle. My first ever professional reporting…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Reinvent Yourself by Firing Yourself

I embraced the concept of self-termination when I read a blog by Avon CEO Andrea…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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A Reality Check for Christmas

Let's remember a generation that didn't just talk about fiscal responsibility, but lived it: the survivors of The Great Depression.

Most of us know the principles of responsible money management: Habitual saving and controlled spending.…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Thoughts on Leadership From “Professor X”: Be Relaxed and Ready

When faced with crisis, the healthiest disposition is neither the comfort of complacency nor a constant state of alarm.

What should be the posture of leadership when a company, an industry, or an entire…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Thoughts on Effective Leadership From “Professor X”

Organizations can win with modest talent, but talent--even extraordinary talent--cannot excel without a winning organization.

The unique talent I bring to Black Enterprise, and every publication I’ve ever led (including…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Memo to Aspiring Entrepreneurs: Learn Before You Launch

Nothing we tell you can take the place of your taking the time to know your industry

Entrepreneurship is one of the most important keys to wealth creation. However, too many people—laid-off…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Don’t Let the ‘G’ in Giving Stand for Guilt

Resist the chronic takers who would exploit your spirit of generosity.

One of the challenges facing many people, especially those considered to be better off than…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Wanted: A Hand to Guide Me

If you can't find a mentor, maybe you need to commit to being one.

I believe in mentorship, and study after study shows that it can be the critical…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Investing to Build Wealth? Or Spending to Look Rich?

When it comes to wealth, too much faking it will keep you from making it.

One of the things I like to talk about when I travel the country speaking…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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‘Fifty Educated African Americans’ (or, Why Black Enterprise?)

A reminder from a beloved Harvard admissions officer to lift as we climb rings with new meaning in the Age of Obama.

The following was forwarded to me by a friend. I’ve shared it with others, including…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Recession Survival Tips Are Not Just for Recessions

We should not wait for economic turmoil to force us to do what we should have been doing all along.

Anybody checking the headlines of business news channels or the cover lines of magazines including…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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You Don’t Have to Cancel Christmas, but…

Making a list and checking it twice could result in the best gift of all: a debt-free New Year.

The pressure has already started to get us to start our holiday shopping and spend…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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“Let’s Do The Obama Dance!” No. Let’s Not.

“Throw your ‘O’s in the air!”

This is a line from a YouTube music video I…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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21st Century Problems Call for 21st Century Leadership. (Hint: That’s Not McCain)

One of my Facebook friends, someone I’ve known since our days as classmates at Gregory…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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The Audacity of….McCain

Let me get this straight. Arizona Sen. John McCain, age 72, a 26-year veteran of…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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McCain Picks Palin for VP: A Giant Step for Tokenism, Not Diversity

Come on, now. Let’s be honest. Condoleeza Rice. Hillary Clinton. Sarah Palin. Which one of…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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I Don’t Know What To Say…What Would Pop-Pop Think?

Sen. Barack Obama is officially the Democratic Party nominee for the Presidency of the United States of America

Is this really happening? Did I just witness Sen. Hillary Clinton move to nominate Sen.…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Our Eyes Are Open. Are We Ready To See?

Whether Barack Obama gets into the White House or not, we are about to look into the mirror as a nation.

Whether Barack Obama gets into the White House or not, we are about to look…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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The Money Trap

According to one author, to gain financial freedom, we must stop chasing each other into debt

Money is one of those sensitive topics that can make us cringe at even the…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Social Media Buzz: Women of Power Summit, Day 1

On day 1 of the Women of Power Summit, sponsored by State Farm, hundreds of…

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Day 1: Women of Power Summit Kicks Off in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

The 2015 Women of Power Summit kicks off in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with hundreds of…

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