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Hold On To Your Wallet

Airlines impose holiday surcharge for winter flights

With domestic holiday airfares as much as 15% lower than last year, carriers are making…

By Renita Burns

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Fine Creole Taste

An old-fashion New Orleans culinary tour with Creole to Soul.

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Don’t be Afraid–Twitter Won’t Bite

What some think is a beast can be consumer's best friend

There’s a monster lurking in the shadows. The million-headed beast reveals itself from the midst…

By Renita Burns

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Know the Facts: Precautions for Swine Flu

Experienced doctor talks symptoms, vaccinations

Dr. Mark Johnson, chair of the department of family medicine at the University of Medicine…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Understand Your Healthcare Privacy Rights

A new guide breaks down your access to records

When it comes to your medical records, privacy is probably one of your top concerns.…

By Arlene McKanic

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Breast Cancer Survivors

A fathers diagnosis helps spare his daughters life and together they learn how knowing their familys medical history would save others

Arnaldo Silva gave his daughter Vanessa the gift of life twice, the second time by…

By Dale Coachman

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Backtalk with Wendy Williams

Radio Hall of Fame inductee and best-selling author takes a stand against youth violence

Radio personality Wendy Williams talked to black enterprise about her passion to reduce youth violence…

By Renita Burns

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Aetna CEO Talks Healthcare Reform

Company supports public-private partnership for coverage

Aetna’s chief executive, Ronald A. Williams, recently gave Black Enterprise the insurance industry’s take on…

By John Simons

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Golf & Tennis Challenge 2009

With a little planning, you can make a great vacation of your next golf trip.…

By Lonnie C. Major

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Tapping into the Creative Economy

The arts helps redefine a former manufacturing region

Some 60,000 patrons of the theater arts descend upon Winston-Salem, North Carolina biennially to attend…

By Alan Hughes

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Ovarian Cancer Screening: The Elusive Goal

To save the lives of thousands of women, an effective means of early detection must be found

If ever there was a cancer in need of an effective screen, its ovarian cancer.…

By Kevin Holcomb

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What Took the CBC So Long?

Black lawmakers speak out in support of Obama's public health care option. It's about time.

Until recently, the Congressional Black Caucus has been strangely quiet about the president’s proposed government…

By Chana Garcia

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Boastful or Blessed?

Handling the guilt of success during hard times

One person’s success can be another’s resentment. Psychologist gives advice on how to handle the…

By Kenrya Rankin Naasel

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Keep the Faith

Three ways to strengthen yourself from the inside out

Got Faith? Author Westina Matthews offers advice on making it through these uncertain times.

By Tamara E. Holmes

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How to Make the Most of Your Doctor’s Visits

Internist talks reform, diligence, open communication

Dr. Virgie Bright Ellington, a board certified internist, believes that basic healthcare for every citizen…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Ovarian Cancer: Risks & Facts

The Facts
– Occurs in 1 in 72 women
– About 10% of ovarian cancer cases are…

By Shahdai Richardson

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When the Killer Is Not So Silent

Ovarian cancer was long thought to be asymptomatic and mostly a threat to older white women. One survivor learned the hard way that there's no such thing as a typical victim

For Chana Garcia, being healthy used to mean fitting in a lunchtime workout at the…

By Chana Garcia

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Backtalk with Boris Kodjoe & Nicole Ari Parker

Actors share how their daughter's spina bifida changed their lives

Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker share how their daughter’s condition has changed their lives,…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Tribute to a Titan of Public Service

Sen. Edward M. Kennedy carried the torch of social justice for all Americans

During a legislative career spanning five decades, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy was a powerful, often…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Going Green? Get Government Help for Your Business

Four programs to get your company on the green scene

With the abundance of databases to search, eligibility requirements to meet, and forms to fill…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Appleton Estate Rum’s NY Sports Mixer

By Lonnie C. Major

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Green Growth, Green Renewal

Developments offer eco-friendly alternative in revival of communities

Several green housing developments have cropped up across the nation in urban and inner-city areas…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Saving the Green While Going Green

How energy efficiency can help your bottom line

You’ve probably heard proponents pushing the case for everything green – from organic cosmetics to…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Appleton Estate Rum’s Summer Soiree

By Lonnie C. Major

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Investing in Africa and a New U.S.A.

Senegal president pushes for global recognition

While strife and instability may mark much of world’s perception of Africa, the continent is…

By Renita Burns

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A New Century, a New NAACP?

Jealous seeks to build a movement for people of all colors

Benjamin Todd Jealous Gov. David A. Paterson opened the first plenary ceremony of the NAACP’s…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Is the NAACP Relevant? It’s Up to You

Vast legacy continues as organization tackles today's issues

By Derek T. Dingle

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‘One Size Does Not Fit All’

NAACP panelists want more diversified healthcare approach

At two forums on healthcare reform at the NAACP’s Centennial Convention Saturday, panelists presented a…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Green Summer Toys

Eco-friendly toys for the eco-conscious kid

Goodbye schoolbooks and teachers, hello ice cream and sand. Summer is here, and parents may…

By Renita Burns

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Vacationing for Less

Internet remains go-to source for deals

Thinking of skipping the family vacation this year because of a tight budget? Don’t. There…

By Ann Brown

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Darryl Strawberry Opens Up

Baseball legend discusses overcoming depression

Last week I had the opportunity to attend 1050 ESPN Radio’s “Lunch with a…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Be Financially Fit!

Retirement planning is not just for the wealthy, says author Aaron W. Smith.

By LaToya M. Smith

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Backtalk with James Pickens Jr.

Acclaimed actor and star of Grey's Anatomy shares his passion for cattle roping

Perhaps best known as Chief of Surgery Richard Webber from ABC’s medical drama Grey’s Anatomy,…

By LaToya M. Smith

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The Pipeline Crisis for Black Boys and Early Education

Organization hopes to show that teaming up with private industry is in the public good

Charles J. Ogletree and Deborah C. Wright talk before the Pipeline Crisis/Winning Strategies luncheon.Early childhood…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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100 Black Men Press Education Secretary for More HBCU Funding

Attendees at annual meeting express concern for the state of black colleges

Education was front and center at the 100 Black Men of America Inc.’s annual conference…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Electrifying Rides — If You’ve Got The Green

Cars that help the environment, your image, and your wallet

Rap musician Will.i.am drives one. So does actor Matt Damon. It’s the Tesla…

By Cliff Hocker

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Lawmakers, HHS Seek to Redress Healthcare Disparities

Legislation to combat alarming disease rates in minorities

Racial and ethnic minorities have higher rates of obesity, cancer, diabetes, and AIDS than whites,…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Young Activists Honored At Apollo Theatre

Outstanding leaders lauded for social change

More than 1,000 supporters gathered at Harlem’s Apollo Theater June 4 to honor five…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Tavis Smiley Talks Brotherhood, Obama

Speaker, author gives insight into DVD

BlackEnterprise.com: The film focused a lot on the importance of music to the African American…

By Dale Coachman

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Tavis Smiley’s ‘Standing’ on Faith

Book documents accountability, courage of blacks

As it seemed that America was about to do the seemingly impossible – elect an…

By Dale Coachman

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You Can Still Get a Mortgage

Tips on financing in a tight credit market

Bankers, brokers, and swindlers aren’t the only ones to blame for the subprime mortgage mess.…

By Chana Garcia

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Recession Special: Pfizer Offers Free Drugs

Company giving unemployed customers a break

It looks like mega pharmaceutical companies are jumping aboard the “recession insurance” bandwagon. A few…

By Renita Burns

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Urban Farmer Promotes Sustainable Living

MacArthur fellow revolutionizing food production

As the world is encouraged to become more environmentally conscious, urban farmer Will Allen is…

By Aisha I. Jefferson

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Reinventing your Image

Tips to make the right first impression with Kimberly Grant of Cheeks Boutique.

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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August Wilson Revival Raises Diversity Issues

Theater under fire because of director's race

August Wilson was the most prolific black playwright ever to conquer American theater. A…

By George Alexander

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Tom Joyner Back on Chicago Radio

Under new deal, powerhouse will sell advertising inventory

To many African Americans, Tom Joyner is the king of black radio. Based in…

By George Alexander

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Backtalk with Jill Scott

Grammy award-winning singer and actress reveals her entrepreneurial spirit

Grammy award-winning singer, actress, poet, author, and philanthropist Jill Scott is perhaps best known for…

By George Alexander

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Green Home Guide

We offers tips to create a Green Home with Robin Wilson of Robin Wilson Home.

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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America’s Call To Service

Obama's vision of willingness inspires me to volunteer again.

I believe we all, in our small ways, have the power to impact others around…

By Annya M. Lott

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EPA’s Jackson Urges Blacks Not to Miss the Green Boat

Administrator wants to flood communities with eco-friendly information

As the administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency, Lisa Jackson is directly involved in regulating…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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The Cutting Edge: Money Books for Young Adults

The hardest part about being young and figuring out your finances is finding the right…

By Renita Burns

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Grabbing African Americans by the Green Collar

Programs target minority communities for job training

When many black people think of jobs that create environmental efficiency, they often think of…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Book Review: The Best Teacher Is Other People’s Experience

"My Biggest Mistake ..." is a must-read for smart aspiring�and repentant established�entrepreneurs

Smart aspiring entrepreneurs—and new business owners who’ve taken their lumps and are willing to change…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Black Is Not Always in Fashion

Michelle Obama's fashion choices reopens discussion on the lack of diversity in modeling

Since everything in fashion comes into style again, maybe I shouldn’t be surprised that more…

By Alisa Gumbs

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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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Luxury Green Vehicles Raising the Bar

Theyre not the compact cars youre used to

With car and truck sales hitting the skids, dropping 37% in March, automakers, are ramping…

By Renita Burns

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You Buy the Peanut Butter, I’ll Get the Bread: The Absolutely True Adventures of Best Friends in Business

The following is an excerpt of You Buy the Peanut Butter, I’ll Get the Bread:…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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You Buy the Peanut Butter, I’ll Get the Bread

Book gives insight on how to build a business with a friend

On the surface, Kristen Poe Hill and Renee E. Warren appear to be super successful…

By Ann Brown

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Taking a Page From Obama’s Book

The authors of Barack 2.0 show how you can use his winning social media plan to grow your business

In January 2007, a junior senator from Illinois announced his improbable candidacy for the presidency…

By Bridget McCrea

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Barack 2.0: Barack Obama’s Social Media Lessons for Business

The tools and principles included in this workbook can help you win friends and influence millions

This book and its accompanying interactive online companion addendum make up the definitive reference on…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Backtalk with Leah Chase

'Queen of Creole Cuisine' discusses importance of rebuilding

Chef Leah Chase is credited within the culinary world as bringing Creole cuisine—a blend of…

By Dale Coachman

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Slideshow: Gadgets Good for the Globe

A look at technology for the eco-friendly electronics

If you’re looking at America’s future, you’re probably seeing green. At the center of this…

By Renita Burns

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NCNW, Ashley Stewart Campaign to Empower Black Women, Girls

Retailer opens doors as a safe haven, mentor center

Ashley Stewart began their celebration of women’s empowerment four months ahead of National Women’s History…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Rebuilding Your Reputation after Redemption

Chef Jeff tells how a tarnished image can be restored

Chef Jeff Henderson has reached the heights of culinary success, having served as the executive…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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New York’s Green Conference Highlights

From gadgets to handbags, companies make trek to showcase their wares

Last week, New York saw two major conferences that promoted all things green for the…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Tips to a Wedding on a Budget

Great tips to a beautiful wedding on a budget, with Andre’ Wells of Events by…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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Pullman Porters: Ambassadors of Railroad’s Golden Era

Distinguished black men made train travel a classy affair

Pullman porters, who wore dignified uniforms, traveled cross country, and met celebrities and dignitaries, seemed…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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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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Duke Ellington Honored on D.C. Quarter

Jazz great depicted on U.S. coin

Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington has done something that no other African American has ever done.…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Post Issues ‘Apology’ Over Racist Cartoon

The New York Post did something it rarely does. The paper apologized for running Sean…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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New York Fashion Week: Thursday’s Picks

Ports 1961

Ports 1961 designer Tia Cibani channeled the past of India’s Nughal Dynasty for her…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Get the CEO Look Without a CEO’s Budget

Maintain professional style while not emptying your pockets

With many corporations, law offices, and other industries adhering to a business or business casual…

By Janell Hazelwood

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New York Fashion Week: Wednesday’s Picks

Hot looks for the office from the Fall 2009 collections

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week 2009

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New York Fashion Week: Tuesday’s Picks

Hot looks for the office from the Fall 2009 collections

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week 2009

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Cancer Deaths Decrease for Blacks but Disparities Persist

Report finds that some, not all, cancer screenings could prevent disease

Despite a reduction in cancer death rates, African Americans continue to be diagnosed at more…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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NY Post’s Ape Cartoon More Than Harmless Satire

Racist cartoon depicts monkey as author of stimulus bill

The New York Post and Sean Delonas have done it again. This time, Delonas, who…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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BEing Green: Put Your Old PC to Good Use

Ways to properly dispose of your computer

Has your computer overstayed its welcome? According to the U.S. Government Accountability Office, more than…

By Margarette Burnette

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Disney Unveils Its First Black Princess

Anika Noni Rose plays Tiana, a royal entrepreneur

Playing princess is something shared by little girls around the world. But until recently, the…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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New York Fashion Week: Monday’s Picks

Hot looks for the office from the Fall 2009 collections

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week 2009

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New York Fashion Week: Sunday’s Picks

Hot looks for the office from the Fall 2009 collections

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week 2009

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New York Fashion Week: Saturday’s Picks

Hot looks for the office from the Fall 2009 collections

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week 2009

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New York Fashion Week: First Day’s Picks

Hot looks for the office from the Fall 2009 collections

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week 2009

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New Trend in Pod Fitness

Personal fitness trainer Jeanette Jenkins shows how the new trend of Pod Fitness helps busy…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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Fashion Week Kicks Off With A Worthy Cause

Celebrities bring the heat for heart disease awareness

The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week kicked off today in New York to wonderful weather and a…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Top Blacks in Fashion

Tracy Reese: Passion, business acumen go hand-in-hand

For Fashion Week, Tracy Reese will present a collection described as “eclectic,” inspired by the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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NAACP Celebrates 100 Years with Focus on Human Rights

Organization pushing for stimulus funds distribution to be monitored

As the NAACP embarks on its 100th anniversary, the organization and America stands on the…

By Renita Burns

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Russell L. Goings Keeps Us Coming Back

Epic poem gives unique voice to struggles of blacks

On Oct. 16, 1995, when scores of black men gathered on the lawn of the…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Online Lesson Plans Make Black History Interactive

Teachers: Commemorate February with Web-ready resources

Black History Month holds special meaning for many Americans this year as the world watches…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Maggie Lena Walker: The Making Of A Black Bank

America's first woman president of a financial institution founded one of the nation's oldest surviving black-owned banks

Walker became the country’s first woman president of a financial institution and founded one of…

By Gertrude Woodruff Marlowe

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The Power Purse

Buying the best handbag.

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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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Blacks in the Arts: Doing the Work

Artist Phoebe Beasley gives insights on diversity, creativity

Artist Phoebe Beasley, who has been a noteworthy presence in the art community for several…

By Janell Hazelwood

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‘Becoming American’

Scholar Howard Dodson provides a worlds view of the African American journey

For Howard Dodson, one of the foremost experts on African American history, the election of…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Backtalk with Judge Greg Mathis

TV star and youth advocate shares his passion for keeping youth out of the criminal justice system

udge Greg Mathis understands both sides of the criminal justice system. For more than 10…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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It Isn’t Just About Camping: Go Green for Your Vacation

Eco-friendly ways to enjoy your leisure time

It is no secret that tourism is big business. And according to the International Ecotourism…

By Erinn R. Johnson

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Prime Picks from the Detroit Auto Show

BMW hardtop, Chrysler electric car among attractive options

I walked away from this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit feeling comforted.…

By Josee Valcourt

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Tavis Smiley Launches Black History Exhibit

America I AM features historic relics from the past

A courageous speech that helped catapult a little-known senator into the halls of the White…

By Renita Burns

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The Best Stuff I’ve Read This Week: January 5-9, 2009

A weekly round-up of blogs, news, books and anything else cool I can recommend you get your eyes on.

One of the things I love most about the Internet and social media is the…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Morehouse Doctor Talks Health Disparities, Prevention

Youth awareness, education vital in stopping spread of diseases

Many have joined the fight to prevent, treat, and study the spread of diseases affecting…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Atlanta Jumps Into Smart Growth Movement

BeltLine project to create eco-friendly infrastructure in urban community

When Terri Montague moved from Baltimore to Atlanta to lead the largest redevelopment project in…

By Alyssa Danigelis

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Get Your Life in Order for ’09

Productivity expert Peggy Duncan talks streamlining, forward thinking

Last year saw economic disaster, record joblessness, and a discouraging outlook for 2009. Though the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Backtalk with D. L. Hughley

Stand-up comedian and actor D.L. Hughley isnt one to shy away from hot-button topics

ONE OF THE ORIGINAL KINGS OF COMEDY, standup comedian and actor D.L. Hughley isn’t one…

By George Alexander

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The Costs of Cancer: Part Two

Awareness and prevention key to addressing costly epidemic

There are several theories that explain why blacks have higher mortality rates from cancer. They…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Getting the New Year’s Eve Look

A new you on an old budget

Finding the right celebration spot for New Year’s Eve always tops the to-do list for…

By Renita Burns

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Your Health and Wellness Checklist

How to be the best 'you' you can be

No matter how many loved ones are in your life, no one will ever care…

By Renita Burns

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No Gym? No Problem

Working out your body not your wallet

Perhaps you, like myself, are one of the millions of Americans eager to get in…

By Renita Burns

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Report: Racial Gap Widens in Colon Cancer Deaths

Overall rates at low, yet risks for blacks increase

Lack of access to quality healthcare and getting proper screenings is being attributed to blacks’…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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How to Network at Holiday Parties

Make the most of your office festivities

Office parties can be prime networking opportunities and a chance for you to stand out…

By Ann Brown

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The Gift of Multi-Purpose Furniture

Save by getting the most use of your key pieces

One (of several) important cost-cutting lessons I learned was to purchase furniture that serves more…

By Renita Burns

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Executive Gift Guide: The Perfect Present

For the Devoted Fan
Kind of Blue: 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition is much more than…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Holiday Gift Guide

Interior designer Robin Harmon-Myers provides tips to great holiday gifts.

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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The Next Big Thing

BlackEnterprise.com highlights the next big ideas shaping the world

BlackEnterprise.com highlights what we see as the next big ideas shaping some of our core…

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BEing Green: Eco-Friendly Design

Using sustainable, yet chic decor in your home, office

As more and more consumers become environmentally conscious, they are seeking to find ways to…

By Ann Brown

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Flex Your Buying Muscle

Flexible spending account a viable option to cover healthcare costs

If your insurance provider is cutting back while you are forced to pay more, don’t…

By Renita Burns

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Green Giving

Gifts that will satisfy your loved ones and Mother Earth

With the holiday season quickly approaching, gift shopping for your family, friends, and co-workers might…

By Erinn R. Johnson

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World AIDS Day: Where Do Blacks Stand?

CDC director urges community participation in prevention

Dr. Kevin Fenton, director of the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Surviving Destruction of ‘Black Wall Street’

Black business executives lend time, money to finance New York screening

On May 21, 1921, what was once the “Black Wall Street” in Oklahoma became the…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Broadening a View of the Possible

Robert F. Kennedy's legacy of inspiration and change

The late Robert F. Kennedy famously said the following: “There are those who look at…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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What’s Your Global Impact?

Carbon calculators help depict your true footprint on the Earth

You recycle. You take public transportation to work. You even gave away your air conditioner.…

By Jenny Sherman

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Bar Stocking

Stephen Nixon, owner of Fashion 40 Lounge, offers advice on properly stocking the bar at…

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HBCUs Take Green Initiative

Black colleges team with Al Gore to increase awareness

Last month, the Alliance for Climate Protection, an organization headed by former vice president Al…

By Ann Brown

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Lavish Lifestyles

Dynkia Drake of Lavish Lifestyles provides a variety of concierge service.

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Real Estate Mogul Celebrates Book Launch

Expert tells how to successfully buy, sell in shaky market

Hotel tycoon, R. Donahue Peebles, celebrated the launch of his book, The Peebles Path to…

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The Wine Connoisseur

Iris Rideau, owner of Rideau Vineyard explains fine wine.

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Diligence in Detection

Summit to focus on prostate cancer awareness

The Prostate Health Education Network Inc. (PHEN), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase…

By LaToya M. Smith

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The Costs of Cancer

Insurance coverage disparity linked to heightened mortality

There aren’t any studies that prove that African Americans, when diagnosed with cancer, carry a…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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High-End Healthcare

Get top-of-the-line services without the luxury budget

Critics say concierge medical services only go further in widening the gap in access to…

By Andrea King Collier

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Jackson State University

Black Enterprise’s Top 50 Colleges for African Americans

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Legendary Soul Artist Isaac Hayes Dies

The 'Black Moses' of soul put Stax Records on the record books

The legendary Isaac Hayes was found collapsed by his treadmill Sunday afternoon in his Memphis…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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One on One With Michael Baisden

The future of black radio

With a syndicated radio show in some 64 markets across the country, Michael Baisden is…

By George Alexander

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Bernie Mac Dies

Macs career accomplishments were numerous

Actor and funnyman Bernie Mac, whose career launched into high gear as one of four…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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One on One with Wendy Williams

The future of black radio

Known as the “Queen of All Media,” Wendy Williams has parlayed 22 years on radio…

By George Alexander

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One on One with Doug Banks, DeDe McGuire

Doug Banks and DeDe McGuire give their take on critics of syndication, handling competition

With With a Dallas-based, afternoon-drive radio show that is syndicated in some 31 markets, veteran…

By George Alexander

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One on One With Steve Harvey

Radio hosts talks syndication, his 'calling'

When anyone hears the name Steve Harvey the word funny easily comes to mind. After…

By George Alexander

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United, If Not Unanimous

Menthol cigarette issue smokes out Congressional Black Caucus

Before the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act…

By Cliff Hocker

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Play Money

So you want to invest in a Broadway production?

Broadway has definitely been on a roll. The Great White Way had a record year…

By George Alexander

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America’s Leading Doctors: Psychiatry

The leading medical practitioners of treatment of mental health issues including depression, eating disorders and substance abuse

Mental health remains a critical issue in America. A recent study funded by the National…

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Leading Doctor Receives Presidential Medal of Freedom

Benjamin Carson Sr. given the highest civilian honor in the nation

Even receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom—the highest civilian honor in the nation—didn’t go to…

By Renita Burns

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9 Tips to Help You Cut Your Vacation Costs

Smart tips to help you save money on your summer travel plans

It’s hard to escape the news about prices at the pump. But with all the…

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Targeting Poverty

Philanthropic organization aims to end extreme global poverty

It’s a promise being made to a part of the world where life and death…

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Environmental Group Strives to Educate

Norris McDonald hopes to bring blacks to the forefront of awareness

For Norris McDonald, saving the environment couldn’t be more personal. Suffering from chronic acute asthma,…

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The Beat Goes On

Grandmaster Flash enters the celebrity memoir arena

This week, Grandmaster Flash’s memoir The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash: My
Life, My Beat hit the…

By George Alexander

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Roll Camera

New state act aims to lure more entertainment production to Georgia

While many cities and states offer special incentives such as tax breaks to lure
film and…

By Ann Brown

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T.I.’s MTV Reality Show

Is rappers new program a PR stunt or worthwhile cause?

I’ll have to admit, when I first heard the news last week that rapper T.I.
was…

By George Alexander

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A Nice Day for a Green Wedding

Take steps to make your celebration eco-friendly

It’s a twist on the traditional wedding custom offered by BluePlanetWedding.comone of the growing number…

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Blacks Under The Knife

The number of African American plastic surgery patients is on the rise

The number of ethnic minorities going under the knife for cosmetic procedures continues to climb,…

By Aisha I. Jefferson

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The Business of the NBA Finals – Part 1

As the top teams prepare to face off, host cities ready coffers

The ultimate destination for any NBA team is the Finals. The journey is long, but…

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Africa’s Power Show

Film puts Africa investment in spotlight

From the opening shots to the closing credits Africa Investment Horizons, is a documentary determined…

By Anthony Calypso

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Fall TV Lineups

Network shows about the African American experience are harder to find

It is becoming even more apparent that shows about the African American experience
in scripted primetime…

By George Alexander

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Airport Oasis

The traveling, jet-setting executive can relax in the Admirals Club and escape the hustle of…

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Women of Power

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Cool Jobs: Television Executive Micheline Bowman Balances Career and Side Hustle

Fox News’ Micheline Bowman has more than 15 years experience in television and has a…

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Women of Power: 10 Black Industry Leaders in Television and Film

Though the representation of women of color on TV and in film is still lagging…

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