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Social Media Insider: 3 Social Network Management Tools Watch: Actress Kim Fields Stays in the Game, Part 2 WATCH: Undercovers’ Steven and Samantha Bloom WATCH: President Eli Martinez in The Event UBR Morning Post: Film Fest Co-founder Stephanie Rance Mentoring Insider: National CARES Mentoring Movement WATCH: Actress Kim Fields Stays in the Game, Part 1 B.E. Golf & Tennis Challenge Gallery: Screening “The Event” Wellness Insider: Making Choices About Prostate Screening Green Insider: 3 Ways to Practice Energy Responsibility Fashion Week Launches: Top African American Talents Social Media Insider: Major Airline Carves Out Niche for Black Travelers Tech Insider: 3 Tech Tools for Road Warriors B.E. Golf & Tennis Challenge Gallery: The Stars Come Out Green Insider: Energy Security Can Prevent $12 Per Gallon Gas Prices B.E. Golf & Tennis Challenge Gallery: Day One B.E. Golf & Tennis Challenge Gallery: Classic R&B and Hip Hop Shopping Insider: Online Labor Day Deals B.E. 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10 Reasons Why Black Girls Rock

BGR founder Beverly Bond tells us all the reasons Black women should (and will!) be celebrated

This Sunday, celebrity DJ and former model Beverly Bond and friends celebrates the power of…

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Beverly Bond Shows the World That ‘Black Girls Rock’

The renowned DJ tells how she turned a t-shirt slogan into a national movement

DJ Beverly Bond began her entertainment career rockin’ the turntables at the hottest clubs for…

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A great resource for preparing to deal China's huge bureaucratic system.

A Black Businesswoman in China: Dealing With the Government (Part 5)

Be ready to deal with huge bureaucracies and lots of red tape. These resources can help.

This post will focus on navigating business with the Chinese government. Bottom line: You need…

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Book Review: Black Faces in White Places

Authors Randal Pinkett and Jeffrey Robinson lay out a new game plan for black achievement in the age of Obama

Much has been made–and rightfully so–of the need for America’s institutions to embrace diversity and…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Tyler Perry’s Business Model and the Future of Black Cinema

"For Colored Girls" raises the question whether Perry should focus on adapting books, plays or original material

If Tyler Perry’s version of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow…

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What You Could Learn From … Soulja Boy’s Social Media Marketing Success

Using YouTube and Twitter, how a young entrepreneur took his strategy straight to the bank

Despite his controversial missteps, Soulja Boy’s Wall Street Journal talk brings to light social media…

By Janell Hazelwood

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VIDEO: Gospel Artist Yolanda Adams Calls for Hypertension Awareness

Early detection and diet management are key

Award-winning gospel artist Yolanda Adams has taken up a healthy cause—preventing and managing hypertension.

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Can CEO Moms Have It All?

Women in executive level positions make managing a company and household a possibility

The common perception that women in positions of power have to choose between their career…

By Janel Martinez

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Russell Simmons: Why You Should Vote (and Why His Daughters Can’t Watch His New Show)

Just hours before his new reality show debuts, the hip hop impresario sounds off

“It’s all about your team. There is nothing else, and you can do nothing else…

By Kenya N. Byrd

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Van Jones to Headline Energy Forum

Have questions for our experts? Read here to see how you can join the conversation

Van Jones, best-selling author of The Green Collar Economy and a senior fellow at the…

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The Apprentice 2010: Task 7 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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The Michelle Obama Fashion Effect Boosts Company Stock Values

A look at Mrs. O's global style influence and designers of color who have shaped her look

She’s the First Lady of the United States–and the First Lady of Fashion–with a style…

By Janell Hazelwood

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A Black Businesswoman in China: Getting Around (Part 4)

The trains allow you a real sense of daily life

I highly recommend taking public transportation in the three metropolitan cities of Shanghai, Beijing and…

By Malla Haridat

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Venus Williams on How to Make Smart Decisions for Your Brand

The tennis champion shares her three guiding principles for success

Williams tells Black Enterprise that she attributes her stellar track record to her parents’ mentorship…

By Tomika Anderson

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A Black Businesswoman in China: Learning The Language (Part 3)

You must study Mandarin and Cantonese if you really want to compete in the global marketplace

In our third installment of Doing Business in China, I am sharing my experiences on…

By Malla Haridat

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The Apprentice 2010: Task 6 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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Could You Have a Money Disorder?

If money controls you, the reason could be deeper than a lack of willpower.

The act of shopping and spending money is a normal activity that we all in…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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How to Keep Up With Product Recalls

A couple of government agencies can help

I’m expecting my first child and preparing to buy things she’ll need like a stroller…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Cruise Control

Automotive professional Benny Black makes sure his clients drive the very best

Like most successful businesses, Benny Black’s Platinum Motorcars was born out of desire. Black, who…

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Plug and Play

Tech gifts for people on the go

The words “step into my office” have taken on a whole new meaning. As responsibilities…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Where the Green Opportunities Are

Energy, agriculture, and manufacturing poised to reap the rewards

Two ideas converge in the term “green economy:” To increase efforts toward conservation and sustainability,…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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UBR Morning Post: Orchestra Founder Jeri Lynn Johnson

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 arts entrepreneur…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Hill Harper on ‘Waiting for Superman’: “It vilifies teachers”

Harper says don't blame teachers for shortcomings in education system

Black Enterprise caught up with Harper who talked about America’s hot button issue: education–more specifically,…

By Renita Burns

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The Apprentice 2010: Task 5 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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Backtalk with Susan L. Taylor

Focusing on our children with National CARES Mentoring Movement

For nearly four decades Susan L. Taylor was the leading force behind Essence magazine. Today,…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Is Your Glass Half Full or Half Empty?

Attitude is everything

Many of us continue to be battered by hard times. Economists claim that the Great…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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It's a good idea to have your cards printed in Mandarin, Cantonese or other Chinese dialect before you leave the States.

A Black Businesswoman in China: Don’t Skimp on Business Cards (Part 2)

In America, they are important. In China, they are critical to doing business.

One of the first things that any good cultural guide will share about doing business…

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Tools to Curb Holiday Spending

Getting a jump on holiday plans? Here are three resources to get you through the season

Along with browsing for gifts and holiday party wear, you may want to peruse these…

By Renita Burns

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Laila Ali Launches Eco-Friendly Beauty Products Line

The boxing phenom talks product placement and plans for a lifestyle brand

“I think entrepreneurs should start small with a plan to grow big.”–Laila Ali

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5 Ways to Save Money in a Divorce

Getting divorced doesnt mean going broke

Divorce isn’t something that anyone hopes for but life happens. Here are five cost-cutting moves…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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A Black Businesswoman in China: Traveling as a Foreigner

During a recent trip to China, Malla Haradat gained valuable insight into Chinese business culture

If you’ve read about the recent successful trip that the National Urban League hosted in…

By Malla Haridat

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5 Easy Ways to Go Green for a Cause

On 10/10/10, join the Global Work Party and do your part to raise awareness about climate change

The international organization 350.org is encouraging everyone around the world to participate in the Global…

By Andre Williams

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The Apprentice 2010: Task 4 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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Living in a committed relationship without the benefit of marriage creates unique challenges for financial planning.

5 Personal Finance Books for Couples

Gain wisdom and intimacy while building riches.

Gain wisdom and intimacy while building riches.

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Marc Lamont Hill is New Host of Our World with Black Enterprise

Syndicated series returns October 9 & 10

Marc Lamont Hill, Ph.D. makes his debut as host of the nationally syndicated television series…

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40th Anniversary Cupcake Giveaway

Win something sweet from Black Enterprise!

CAMICAKES CUPCAKES
What would a celebration be without cake? To commemorate four decades of Black Enterprise,…

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Shop Smart, Spend Less Giveaway

Win this style guide from Black Enterprise!

NEVER PAY RETAIL AGAIN
Want to discover great deals? Five lucky readers will win a copy…

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The Apprentice 2010: Task 3 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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Shopping Insider: Shopping While Black

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

I’m sure it has happened to you. You’re shopping in a store, minding your own…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Four Ways to Find Self-Acceptance

Don't feel bad about yourself just because your circumstance isn't ideal

Everyone finds him or herself in a slump sometimes; when they are not feeling the…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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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…

By Andre Williams

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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…

By Renita Burns

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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…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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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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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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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…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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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…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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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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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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Dr. Susan Evans says that blacks should use sunscreen too.

Wellness Insider: 3 Tips for Healthy Skin

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

Use these three tips from Dr. Susan Evans, a physician on the television show Dr.…

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Love & Money: Achieving Financial Intimacy

Your guide to managing matters of finance and romance

It has often been reported that financial discord is one of the top reasons for…

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It’s time to get ready for the hottest Labor Day event around—the 17th annual Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge, Sept. 2-6 at the La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, California. But this year is going to be especially hot. Not because the West Coast will be experiencing a heatwave, but because it also happens to be Black Enterprise magazine’s 40th anniversary. So to celebrate, we invited a few friends to this year’s Challenge—friends like Ronald Isley & The Isley Brothers, El DeBarge, Big Daddy Kane, Doug E. Fresh, and MC Lyte. They’re all coming through to make this Labor Day weekend one you won’t forget. DeBarge, a pop and R&B group made up of talented siblings, got heavy airplay on the radio throughout the 80s. El DeBarge—big brother to Chico, who performed at last year’s Golf & Tennis Challenge—was the group’s lead singer. He made songs like “All This Love,” “Rhythm of the Night,” “You Wear it Well,” and “Who’s Johnny?” instantly recognizable hits.

B.E.’s 40th Anniversary Star-Studded Golf & Tennis Challenge

Remember the times with an unparalleled entertainment lineup

It’s time to get ready for the hottest Labor Day event around—the 17th annual Black…

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Your Fall Season Must-Haves

With resources for the mind, body, soul and hair, you can still make this your best year yet

A mere three months left before another year, and the great news is there is…

By Karen Taylor Bass

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Katrina +5: A New Orleans Native Looks Back, And Hopes

A one-time staff member of former Mayor Nagin and campaign worker for Mayor Landrieu is unimpressed with the speed of recovery

Zara Green was working for the administration of New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin when Hurricane…

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Backtalk with Ray Nagin

Five years after Katrina, the former New Orleans mayor weighs in on the recovery and the impact of the BP oil spill

Katrina was one of the costliest natural disasters and one of the five deadliest hurricanes…

By Joyce Jones

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Celebrity Side Hustle: Skateboarder Terry Kennedy Stakes His Claim on the Industry

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

Professional skateboarder Terry Kennedy talked with BlackEnterprise.com about how he’s making his mark on the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Shopping Insider: Are You Addicted to Spending?

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

Do you like to shop a little too much? Occasionally treating yourself to something…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Food Biz: Culinary Career Advice from a Top Chef

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

At 23, Kenny Gilbert was the first African American chef to work as chef de…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Green Insider: 3 Emerging Green Biz Opportunities

Eco-friendly resources for businesses and individuals

Green sectors like energy efficiency, renewable energy, green urban manufacturing, and sustainable agriculture are all…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Wellness Insider: Working With a Mental Illness

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

Should you talk to your employer about a mental illness? Dr. Carl Bell offers some…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Tech Insider: Cloud Storage Keeps Data Safe and You Sane

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

If you drop your laptop in a puddle, kick your external drive, or if your…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Deadline Looms For Sustainable Community Grants

Obama Administration pushes for greener urban neighborhoods; applications due before midnight on August 23

The Partnership for Sustainable Communities is an initiative of the Department of Housing and Urban…

By Joyce Jones

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Shopping Insider: 5 Web Sources for Back-to-School Deals

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

Summer will soon be coming to a close. It’s almost time to stay up late…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Green Insider: B.E. Forum to Discuss the New Energy Economy

Eco-friendly resources for businesses and individuals

Join Black Enterprise this November for Part 2 of a Conversation on Energy hosted by…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Wellness Insider: 5 MORE Ways to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

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

Sleep is as important to health as diet and exercise, but many people don’t get…

By Malecia S. Walker

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Green Insider: 7 Things to Look For In An Eco-friendly Printer

Eco-friendly resources for businesses and individuals

Going paperless is the best way to go green, but if you absolutely have to…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Wellness Insider: 5 Ways To Get a Good Night’s Sleep

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

National Sleep Foundation poll finds inadequate sleep affects work performance. Here are five tips to…

By Malecia S. Walker

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Getting Down to Business in the Game of Love

Sheila Moss-Brown makes romance marketable

Frustrated with a non-existent love life, Sheila Moss-Brown decided to explore the cause of the…

By Sonia Alleyne

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No. 29: Tyler Perry, The Hollywood Hitmaker

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…

By Derek T. Dingle

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The American Medical Association announced in June that 20% of medical claims are processed inaccurately by health insurers. Medical billing advocates say the number is even higher.

Fight Medical Billing Errors

Failure to look at bills closely could cost you thousands. Here's how to protect yourself.

When Beverly Browning of Mesa, Arizona, checked into a hospital for a biopsy in 2003,…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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There’s a mobile phenomenon subtly taking shape that may revolutionize business, just like traditional social networks have done over the latter part of the decade. Geolocation programs and services are slowly gaining popularity among smartphone users. But what providers are making headway in the geolocation space, and how will this medium affect the way you do business? Check it out.

Is Geolocation the Next Frontier for Small Business?

A look at growing geolocation services and how companies are using them

There’s a mobile phenomenon subtly taking shape that may revolutionize business, just like traditional social…

By Renita Burns

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Green Insider: 7 Jobs That Could Be Green

Phillip O�Neil of Green DMV explains what makes a job green

First up, let’s address the green economy. There has been a lot of talk about…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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You Lost Your Wallet. Now What?

Here are a few things you need to do immediately

Losing your wallet is like losing a piece of yourself. Accompanying the panic that you’ll…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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This is the first installment of the Tech Insider. Each week we will investigate new technology tools that professionals and small business owners can use to increase productivity,  security, and stay innovative in this Web 2.0 world. These days business information is conducted, stored, and created online more than ever before. Some people go through great lengths to keep that data secure, doing everything from purchasing expensive anti virus software to avoiding the internet entirely, thereby missing out on innovative ways to stay competitive in a digital world. Keeping your data protected from corruption and your identity guarded from unauthorized use may require more common sense and less cryptic technology. Here are five things you need to do to decrease the likelihood that your proprietary business transactions won’t be violated.

Tech Insider: Five Tech Tools for Protecting Digital Data

Keep your files and online profiles secure from intrusion

Keeping your data protected from corruption and your identity guarded from unauthorized use may require…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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What the Future Holds for Consumers

In 40 years, �the customer is always right� will be more than a catchphrase

I remember how excited my husband and I were when we first ordered groceries online.…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Backtalk with Daymond John

The "Godfather of Urban Fashion" shares key lessons on branding and entrepreneurial success

Businessman and self-made millionaire Daymond John is best known for his ’90s clothing line FUBU—“For…

By Sonia Alleyne

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40 Next: Natalia Allen

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…

By LaToya M. Smith

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The Art of Business Seduction

Keys to convincing bosses, clients and colleagues that you are the one they want to do business with

In today’s ultracompetitive marketplace, succeeding in business has never been more difficult. “Every professional needs…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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Oil Spill Fuels Tourist Misconceptions and Fewer Visits

New Orleans tourism boards find it difficult to counteract spill images

In the wake of the BP oil spill in April, tourism in the Gulf region…

By Joyce Jones

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Oil Spill May Hasten Deterioration of Louisiana’s Ecosystem

As BP tries to cap the well, damage to Gulf region accelerates

Even prior to the April BP oil spill, the Louisiana and Mississippi coastal region was…

By Joyce Jones

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Organic Brands in Demand

The EverGreen Home finds a foothold in the organic coffee market

Silver Spring, Maryland resident Sonia Marie Bunch always knew she’d invest in an organic food…

By Letita M. Aaron

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UBR Morning Post: Going Green With Majora Carter

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 Majora Carter,…

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A Lesson from LeBron in Emotional Intelligence

Cavaliers Owner Dan Gilbert's response to James' exercising control over his NBA career amounts to a flagrant foul

Emotional intelligence is the ability to manage yourself and your emotions, and to understand and…

By Marshawn Evans

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Cooking Channel Exec Talks Appetite for Variety

Programming takes food from just meals to a lifestyle

For Michael Smith, General Manager of the Food Network’s Cooking Channel, food is a delicious…

By Sonia Alleyne

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When it comes to innovation and downright efficiency, Google seems to be leading the pack among the competitive market of Internet-based services. In addition to the search engine and the seemingly limitless Gmail service, Google also offers a slew of plug-ins, widgets, and apps. But how can you integrate these services to make your life a little less chaotic? Take a look at some of Google’s more innovative functions.

PHOTO GALLERY: Sorting Out Google

Which software is right for you?

When it comes to innovation and downright efficiency, Google seems to be leading the pack…

By Renita Burns

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Recycling 202

How to take your recycling to the next level

We all know how to recycle newspapers and water bottles. But when it comes to…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Hall was the runner-up on Top Chef Season 5 in 2009, but before that she graduated from the Gaithersburg, Maryland-based L’Academie de Cuisine and served as an executive chef at several posh hotels. She started Alchemy Caterers in 2003, outfitting weddings, and corporate and private parties with food from the farms in Chesapeake Bay, and offering cooking classes that can run about $1,500 for eight guests.

PHOTO GALLERY: The Cuisine Scene

Five notable Chef-preneurs take food to the next level

In the last decade, cooking has taken a more prominent place in American culture thanks…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Environment Has Role in Health of African American Boys

Report recommends community-led approach to enhancing quality of life

The poor health of African American boys and young adult males is a result of…

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Luncheon attendees also enjoyed an exclusive performance from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. The dancers performed against a backdrop featuring an image of the late Lewis.

PHOTO GALLERY: The RLF Parties With a Purpose

The Reginald F. Lewis Foundation honors young, successful businesspeople at gala luncheon

The Reginald F. Lewis Foundation honored L. Londell McMillan and Tina Wells, among others, at…

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Book Review: Turning Women’s Oppression Into Triumph

Provocative read offers solutions to global fight against sex slavery

For anyone who’s ever been stunned into inaction by the world’s seemingly intractable problems and…

By Robin White Goode

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Why Entrepreneurs Need to Know How to Lobby

These seven mistakes can prove costly when dealing with the government

For small business owners, cutting through the red tape in order to deter a local…

By Alan Hughes

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Black Mayors Press Senate to Pass Energy Bill

Hip Hop Caucus, CBC join push for green initiatives on Capitol Hill

The National Conference of Black Mayors is on a mission to green their cities. At…

By Joyce Jones

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Sports Franchise CFO Talks Boosting Bottom Lines

Changes in budget policy helped company make gains

As CFO of the parent company of several sports franchises that include the NBA’s Toronto…

By Alan Hughes

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White collar workers spend a significant amount of time sitting at a desk hunched over a computer. In fact, sedentary jobs have increased 83% since 1950, according to the American Heart Association. Between commuting to and from work, and spending the work day in meetings, on the phone, or rushing to complete projects, the one activity that seems the most expendable is exercising. To help get you motivated, BlackEnterprise.com compiled five exercises you can do in your office in less than 10 or fifteen minutes. Note: Before you begin any physical activity consult with your physician. Problem: Carpal tunnel syndrome can result from any repetitive movements such as typing or using a mouse. Solution: Hand exercises. Hold your right hand straight out in front of you with your palm down. With your left hand, grasp the fingers of your right hand and hold them back. Count to five. Repeat this substituting your right hand for your left hand.

Slideshow: Fit Fitness Into Your Workday

Five exercises you can do at your desk

Getting time in at the gym isn’t always easy. Here are five exercises you can…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Dr. Patricia L. Turner, general surgeon, assistant professor of surgery at the University of  Maryland Medical Center and medical correspondent for news  outlets:  “Being a member of Mensa affords me the opportunity to interact with smart, interesting people in whatever way I choose.  ... I’ve been a member of Mensa for 25 years.” (Click here for more on joining Mensa)

PHOTO GALLERY: Celebrating Mensa’s Best and Brightest

Shining a spotlight on notable African American 'geniuses'

BlackEnterprise.com presents nine African American Mensa members who share their reasons for joining the august…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Common Talks Branding, Social Media, and Business Moves

His strategy: Stick to your core values

Grammy-winning artist, actor, and entrepreneur Common spoke with BlackEnterprise.com about successfully building a brand, marketing,…

By Renita Burns

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5 Rules for Making Money in Hollywood

Here's what it takes to get your film acquired and distributed

Droves of African American directors, producers and screenwriters came to Miami Beach over the past…

By Derek T. Dingle

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For an atmosphere of warm elegance, a liberal dose of live music and stress eliminating hospitality and bold, rewarding cuisine, you can't do better than dinner at 1300 on Fillmore, a supper-club restaurant and lounge in the resurgent Fillmore District in San Francisco, featuring the cuisine of Executive Chef David Lawrence.

Dining Out at 1300 On Fillmore

Executive Chef David Lawrence and wife Monetta White deliver a can't-miss culinary experience. If you're anywhere near 'Frisco, go. Eat.

For an atmosphere of warm elegance, a liberal dose of live music and stress eliminating…

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If the iPhone 4 is the star quarterback of the high school football team, you can consider the Android a transfer player looking to steal some of the quarterback's shine. Earlier this week, Verizon announced the July release of its answer to the iPhone 4:  The Droid X. While many smartphone makers may be hard-pressed to move in on the iPhone’s 25% market share, the Droid has been making waves, accounting for 46% of online mobile traffic compared with Apple's 39%.  But with a competitive smartphone market and iPhones leading among creatives, Gen Y, and techies, and the Blackberry seeming to be the smartphone of choice for the business set, where does the Droid fit in? Check out the new features on the Droid X and see how it stacks up to its competitors.

PHOTO GALLERY: Droid X vs. iPhone 4

Verizon�s Droid seeks to make waves in smartphone market

If the iPhone 4 is the star quarterback of the high school football team, you…

By Renita Burns

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Black Enterprise’s career experts from the July 2010 Job Readiness Guide offer resourceful books for professionals looking to advance their careers.  NETWORKING: Networking guru Debra Langford, vice president of Inclusion & Business Diversity at NBC Universal, recommends the following books to help you connect better with people: Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell (Little, Brown and Company; $27.99) - Gladwell examines the factors that lead to high levels of success. He asserts that one of the keys to success is the number of hours you work toward your goal, which he refers to as the “10,000 Hour Rule”.

PHOTO GALLERY: Books That Can Help You Get a Job

Successful businessmen and women share the books that have positively impacted their work and lives

Black Enterprise’s career experts from the July 2010 Job Readiness Guide offer resourceful books for…

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8 Ways to Improve Your Elevator Pitch

Perfect your pitch with these tips

Crafting the perfect elevator speech is both an art and a science in which the…

By Alan Hughes

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Each year, on June 27, the National Association of People With AIDS, in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other national and local entities across the country organizes National HIV Testing Day. Visit www.hivtest.org to find a testing site near you. To learn more about how to participate in NHTD, visit the NAPWA HIV Testing Day Web site or e-mail nhtd@napwa.org.

PHOTO GALLERY: June 27 Is National HIV Testing Day

A simple test could save the lives of you and those you love

HIV and AIDS have hit African Americans the hardest. Each year, on June 27, the…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Mocha Moms Are More Than Just Mothers

Group is dedicated to helping women to re-define their power after leaving careers in corporate America

A Mocha Mom is a woman of color who has chosen to make parenting and…

By Karen Taylor Bass

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Since 1978, with the introduction of the Harriet Tubman stamp, the USPS has been honoring African Americans who have made vital contributions to the United States. The latest in the series is pioneering filmmaker Oscar Micheaux, who wrote, directed, produced, and distributed more than 40 movies during the first half of the 20th century. He thrived at a time when African-American filmmakers were rare, venues for their work were scarce, and support from the industry did not exist. The artwork is based on one of the few surviving photographs of Micheaux, a portrait that appeared in his 1913 novel, "The Conquest." BlackEnterprise.com takes a look at other African Americans who were imortalized on stamps. (Date issued: June 22, 2010)BlackEnterprise.com wants to know: Who do you think should be on the next Black Heritage stamp?The Black Heritage series has been one of the USPS's most popular ever created. When an early-2000 Internet rumor spread that the series was going to be canceled, the postal service was inundated with hundreds of protesting letters, postcards, and phone calls. Despite an official press release denying the rumor, it resurfaces every year.

PHOTO GALLERY: African Americans in Philatelic History

Despite rumors, the popular Black Heritage stamp series is here to stay. Filmmaker Oscar Micheaux is the latest addition.

Since 1978, with the introduction of the Harriet Tubman stamp, the USPS has been honoring…

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DISCUSS: Will You Buy the iPhone 4?

It's the most anticipated smartphone to hit the market yet. But are you buying?

Will you be among the throngs of people clamoring for the latest in Apple-dom?

By Renita Burns

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Front-Facing Camera: One of the biggest iPhone 4 touts is its front-facing camera for video calling. iPhone 4 users will be able to chat with each other using an app called FaceTime anywhere a Wi-Fi connection is available.

PHOTO GALLERY: iPhone 4 vs. iPhone 3GS

New and improved?

Sleeker than its predecessor with flat front and back glass surfaces, the iPhone 4 looks…

By Renita Burns

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How to File a Claim Against BP for Oil Spill Damages

What you need to know to receive payment for losses

Here are five steps to help you start the claim process with BP and receive…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Trendstop Trendtracker (Free) Created by Trendstop.com, a global trend forecasting company, this app provides instant coverage from fashion shows, photo galleries, and daily catwalk trend analysis. You can also view fashion show schedules, event info, and fashion news from around the world. It has a search function that allows you to filter items by designer or city.

5 Savvy Fashion Apps

Save time and money with these shopping tools.

The last thing you want to have to stress about before a big meeting is…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Oil Spill Sheds Light on Need for Clean Energy and Jobs

Green experts say joblessness a threat of gulf oil spill

Energy experts discuss the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and its…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Omarosa, real estate mogul Donald J. Trump and Radio One Founder and Chairperson Cathy Hughes on the read carpet for the premiere party for the new reality TV series, Donald J. Trump Presents The Ultimate Merger, held at Trump Tower in New York City on Monday, June 14. On June 17 cable television company TV One (ranked No. 44 on the BE 100s Industrial/Service list) debuted The Ultimate Merger reality series. This Thursday, June 24, TV One will re-air the 90-minute first episode at 8:30 p.m. EST, followed by a one-hour second episode at 10:00 p.m.

PHOTO GALLERY: TV One/Trump Ultimate Merger Premiere Party

New reality show, in partnership with Donald Trump, marks latest move for the BE 100s company

Omarosa, real estate mogul Donald J. Trump and Radio One Founder and Chairperson Cathy Hughes…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Golf Swing Video Recorder: This is perfect for the dad trying to improve his golf game. Simply mount the recorder to your golf bag, push, or golf cart and let the recorder capture your full body and your swing from six feet away. Play it back on the built-in screen, your TV, or computer. At $349.99 it’s a bit costly, but you'll be able to take credit for Dad's great game.

Cutting Edge: Last-Minute Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Still don�t know what to get dad? We've got you covered.

Father’s Day is just around the corner but you still have a couple days to…

By Renita Burns

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Museum Offers Historic Walk Through Black Culture

Expansion and increased artifact attainment planned for Louisiana facility

If you’re planning a trip to Louisiana this year, there’s a special gem that you…

By Bridget McCrea

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United Healthcare's Dr. Reed Tuckson is a frontline warrior in the battle against to end the obesity epidemic.

Being of Strong Mind and Body

One of life's greatest tragedies is a talented person cut down in their prime by preventable health problems

One of life’s greatest tragedies is witnessing a talented professional or entrepreneur about to reach…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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Backtalk with Kirk Franklin

Grammy Award-winning gospel artist talks about life lessons and his new book

When Kirk Franklin assembled a 17-member vocal ensemble of neighborhood friends and associates he dubbed…

By Shenelle Wallace

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Find the Best Summer Travel Deals for Your Family

Vacations don't have to cost an arm and a leg. Here's how one family saves and still has fun

Summer vacations–whether for families, couples, singles or groups– don’t have to be expensive to be…

By Leslie E. Royal

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For most, travel is a favorite pastime. For Henry Watkins, it’s his livelihood. And while an increasing number of professionals are logging more time on the road, Watkins, 49, has enjoyed a hectic travel schedule for more than 20 years as a sales executive in various media businesses with a focus on business and leisure destinations. Currently, as a travel media consultant for Voyages North America Inc., Watkins travels roughly 15 to 20 days a month and visits about 50 countries a year. He offers us a glimpse into how he manages his schedule.

PHOTO GALLERY: On the Go

A busy executive is always well-equipped for travel

For most, travel is a favorite pastime. For Henry Watkins, it’s his livelihood. And while…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Giving the Gift of Life

Leukemia patient's search for a bone marrow donor highlights low black representation on the national registry

Jennifer Jones Austin thought she just had a stomach virus. The married mother of two…

By Brittany Hutson

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Save on Your Summer Getaway – Part III

Keep the kids entertained without breaking the bank

Summer vacations–whether for families, couples, singles or groups–don’t have to be expensive to be memorable.…

By Leslie E. Royal

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Where the Jobs Are: Stylist Takes Hair Flair to White House

Johnny Wright talks Michelle Obama and business of beauty

Johny Wright discusses his climb to success before Hollywood and the White House and offers…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Hey! Someone Stole My Luggage!

Five ways to protect your stuff from airport thieves before they strike�and what to do if they do.

I’m sure you’re ready for that much-needed summer vacation. You’re longing for sun, sand, and…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Save on Your Summer Getaway – Part II

Comfortable lodging for less

Summer vacations–whether for families, couples, singles or groups–don’t have to be expensive to be memorable.…

By Leslie E. Royal

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PHOTO GALLERY: Tips To Upgrade Your Style Profile

Celebrity stylist Johnny Wright shares hair do's and don'ts

Celebrity hairstylist Johnny Wright shares tips to help women of power and prestige also be…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Save on Your Summer Getaway – Part I

Deals for traveling to your perfect vacation

Summer vacations–whether for families, couples, singles or groups– don’t have to be expensive to be…

By Leslie E. Royal

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These days, an Academy Award is not the only prize that eludes black filmmakers. Getting a film made and distributed has become a rare occurrence as well. Of the 558 feature films that were released in 2009, eight were filmed by black directors and two of them were creations of stage and big screen powerhouse Tyler Perry, who has directed eight movies since 2006 alone, including Why Did I Get Married, Too, which brought in $60 million. But Perry isn’t the only one setting the stage for a second act. BlackEnterprise.com talked to eight filmmakers who can identify with the challenges black filmmakers face in Hollywood, but who strategized their efforts and are primed to do big things in the next few years.

Blacks Behind the Camera

Through innovation, guerilla marketing, and new technology, black directors have raised the curtain in Tinseltown.

These days, an Academy Award is not the only prize that eludes black filmmakers. Getting…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Jill Scott on motherhood, music and much more

Jilly From Philly Talks Baby, Balance, and Branding

'Operation Village' helps singer handle motherhood with success

Jill Scott, our favorite homegirl, multiplatinum, Grammy-Award-winning singer, poet, author, actress– and now mommy–shares how…

By Karen Taylor Bass

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Funding Your Green Business

Position yourself to be considered for venture capital

Carolyn L. Green is co-founder and managing partner of EnerGreen Capital Management, a Radnor, Pennsylvania-based…

By Maya Payne Smart

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Women of Power

Lisa Nichols

Author and Motivator Lisa Nichols Inspires During Social Media Event

Lisa Nichols inspired participant during her tweet chat with Black Enterprise, detailing her latest business…

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Susan L. Taylor Talks Mentorship and Passing on a Legacy via CARES

Sharing tips on passing on a legacy and the need for mentorship, Susan L. Taylor…

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