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How to Protect Your Finances When Love Is New

Key dos and don’ts—and major red flags that should never be ignored—in order to avoid…

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Black Filmmakers Need Blockbuster Opportunities

Not a single 2015 film release from a black filmmaker had a budget that exceeded $35 million

Despite proven track records for producing quality films and commercial success, African American filmmakers—a list…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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Walking in Harm’s Way

Fewer black corporate leaders appear willing to advocate on behalf of their peers

The existence of corporate diversity and inclusion programs is to ensure the inclusion of all…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Strategic Moves For a Rich Retirement

The Rich family finds the right balance between retirement savings and education costs

Most people have saved little or nothing for retirement, which means they are already facing…

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HBCUs Are Still The Solution

Historically black colleges do a lot more with a lot less

Publisher and Chairman Earl G. Graves Sr. states unequivocally that historically black colleges are still…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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3 Ways to Invest $1,000

If you think investing is for the rich, think again

A survey by Prudential Research called The African American Financial Experience finds that one of…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Advancement Can Only Be Achieved Through Opportunity

Corporations must stop giving lip service only to diversity

How can it be that African Americans hold only 3.2% of all senior management positions?…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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50 Most Powerful Women in Corp America 2015

50 Most Powerful Women In Corporate America

Black Enterprise identifies the top female executives transforming global business in 2015

From product and service development to talent management—and much more—these corporate mavens all drive revenues,…

By Courtney Connley

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Breaking the Rules to Reach Retirement Goals

How a new approach to retirement investing is boosting their bottom line

“When you look at the social and economic realities of the day, particularly the fact…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Lack of Estate Planning Puts Black Wealth At Risk

Our commitment to multi-generational wealth creation requires us to plan for the inevitable.

Our commitment to multi-generational wealth creation requires us to plan for the inevitable.

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Sept 2015 COVER STICKER PLACEMENT

[September 2015] 40 Best Companies For Diversity

Major corporations that truly embrace diversity are leaders in creating a dynamic corporate culture

While prior generations look at diversity from the perspectives of racial, ethnic, and gender representation,…

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Why Corporations Must Fly the Flag of Social Responsibility

I applaud the response from those corporations that put social responsibility ahead of the bottom…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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The Financial Pitfalls of Growing Up In Racial Isolation

There’s a price to growing up as ‘the only’ black

Psychologists and financial experts have observed, however, that if left unchecked, the coping strategies students…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Speaking Truth About Black Men

Black males face many problems. Black males are not the problem. This is a powerful, even revolutionary distinction to make.

African American males face many challenges. However being black and male is not among them.…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Mentoring Pays Off

A study shows the importance of giving back

In the report “Mentoring: Necessary But Insufficient for Advancement,” we found that women have followed…

By Sonia Alleyne

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How to Use Life Insurance To Protect Your Wealth

Find the right policy to ensure security at any age

Being financially prepared for a breadwinner’s death saves families from the added grief of losing…

By Cliff Hocker

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How Millennials Can Score in the Game of Wealth Building

Conserve your cash, increase your financial acumen, and invest money in vehicles that produce solid long-term returns

Millennials, when should you start planning for your financial future? Today. Here’s how.

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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You Have Only One Chance to Make a First Impression

A great reputation, once destroyed, can be incredibly costly to rebuild. Vigilantly protect the brand—and the business—of YOU

You have only one chance to make a first impression, and it can take a…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Corporate Executive of the Year: Kenneth Frazier Shares Prescription For Growth

Merck’s Chairman & CEO has a bold strategy for this $44 billion pharmaceutical giant

Merck Chairman and CEO Kenneth Frazier seeks to expand the pharmaceuticals giant by extending its…

By Derek T. Dingle

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BE 100s: Biblical Lessons to Achieve Business Success

Take heed to tips from one of the world's best-selling books of all time

Successful BE 100s CEO Pamela Rodgers, of Rodgers Chevrolet, says the Bible’s book of Ephesians…

By Alan Hughes

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How to Start a Profitable T-Shirt Business

T-shirts are contemporary wardrobe staples for men, women, and children today. Building an online T-shirt…

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How to Invest in Cannabis Stocks

While some stocks in these sectors have been high fliers, even more have gone bust…

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