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Robin Wilson Touts Benefits of Eco-Healthy Lifestyle ‘Kennedy Green House’ in Pictures South Africa Tour 2010 In Pictures Journey to the Long Jump Find the True Meaning of Green E-mail Is Dead…Long Live E-mail! Cyberwise: How to Choose an E-Reader Ford, Microsoft Announce Energy Partnership Some of the Hottest Cars to Hit the Road Beware of Census Scams Taking a Spin at the 2010 New York Auto Show BlackDoctor.org Makes Finding a Physician Easier Healthcare Reform We Can All Believe In Images of Health and Hope Journey to South Africa Protect Your Privacy Health Institute Launches Diabetes Campaign Recession Depression Ten Cool Products to Give Your Business a Boost Backtalk with Gloria Reuben The Protector PR Guru Re-Invents With a Purpose Black Directors, Their Movies, and The Money Challenging the Stigma of Mental Illness Greener Gadgets Lost in Emotions? 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Robin Wilson Touts Benefits of Eco-Healthy Lifestyle

Green designer adds Kennedys to list of clients

Robin Wilson sat down with Black Enterprise in her New York showroom to discuss her…

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Interior designer Robin Wilson chronicled the gut renovation and redesign of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. in the newly published book, “Kennedy Green House: Designing an Eco-Healthy Home From the Foundation to the Furniture,” (Greenleaf Book Group Press, $30). Here is a photo essay from "Kennedy Green House."  The original Kennedy home prior to mold infestation. It sits on a 12-acre plot of land with the rear façade facing a thirty-acre private lake. (Image source: Kennedy Green House)

‘Kennedy Green House’ in Pictures

Scenes from an eco-renovation

A photo essay of images from “Kennedy Green House: Methods, Details, and Design Ideas from…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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South Africa Tour 2010 In Pictures

A pictorial account of the country that will host the largest sporting event in the world, the 2010 FIFA World Cup

Black Enterprise Senior Photo Editor Lonnie C. Major and I were fortunate enough to be…

By Lonnie C. Major

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Journey to the Long Jump

A late bloomer in track and field, John Wise has become a tough competitor

Track and field was John Wise’s favorite sport in high school. As an adult, however,…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Find the True Meaning of Green

How to investigate the Earth-friendly claims of companies before you invest

The common complaint about “green”
stocks and mutual funds is that they’re great for the…

By Bridget McCrea

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E-mail Is Dead…Long Live E-mail!

Despite reports of its demise, e-mailand applications and tools for e-mailis flourishing

Reports of e-mail’s fall have been greatly exaggerated, to paraphrase Mark Twain.

By Dale Coachman

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Cyberwise: How to Choose an E-Reader

I really want to get an e-reader, but I’m not sure which one is right…

By Dale Coachman

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Ford, Microsoft Announce Energy Partnership

Automaker is counting on home energy management service to make electric hybrid cars more attractive to consumers

Ford announces partnership with Microsoft as the U.S. automaker rolls out its effort in developing…

By Renita Burns

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The next generation Cayenne S Hybrid is Porsche’s first production hybrid. The luxury SUV’s electric motor and its V6 combustion engine are connected to each another by a decoupling clutch, which allows the car to be driven either by the electric motor or the combustion engine alone, or by both drive units together. With its combined power output of 380 horsepower, the hybrid has the performance of a V8 with the economy of a V6. The Cayenne S Hybrid can cover short distances on electric power alone, free of emissions and noise up to 60 km/h or almost 40 mph. It is 1.9 inches longer than its predecessor, and has an added 1.6 inches in wheelbase. Both pricing and the SUV’s EPA-rated mpg are still to be determined. The Cayenne S Hybrid goes on sale this fall. (Image source: Porsche)

Some of the Hottest Cars to Hit the Road

From fuel-efficient to flashy, the New York Auto Show puts the pedal to the metal

BlackEnterprise.com previews the New York International Auto Show as more cars are unveiled and awards…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Beware of Census Scams

Fill out your form, but keep in mind these four tips to keep you and your information safe

It’s that time again. The deadline to submit your census form is drawing near–April 1,…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Though the last few years have taken their toll on the auto industry, automakers remain unbowed. Though they've tightened their belts, shut down plants, and laid off workers, automakers have prepped some of their best and most innovative vehicles for the 2010 New York International Auto Show. Every major automaker that sells cars in the U.S. is exhibiting at the auto show. Here is a selection of vehicles that will be on display in New York and later in your local dealership—and a few that are still in the concept stages.  The 2011 Hyundai Sonata is a midsize sedan that gets 22 mpg city/35 mpg highway. (Image source: Hyundai)

Taking a Spin at the 2010 New York Auto Show

From electric-powered and hybrids to captivating concepts, check out some of the hottest wheels for 2011 and beyond

Though the last few years have taken their toll on the auto industry, automakers remain…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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BlackDoctor.org Makes Finding a Physician Easier

Site offers resources including expert bloggers and meal planner

BlackDoctor.org, an online healthcare database that includes referrals to black doctors nationwide, as well as…

By Renita Burns

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Healthcare Reform We Can All Believe In

When President Obama signed legislation enabling millions to gain access to health insurance, he achieved a milestone that eluded seven previous presidents.

When President Barack Obama today signed into law legislation that will enable millions of Americans…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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For some, medicine is a career, but for Fred and Milton Ochieng, it is a mission that has allowed them to bring health to their native Kenyan village where medical care was in short supply. Though that lack of medical care may have contributed to their parents’ premature deaths from AIDs, Milton and Fred turned their grief into a determination that others would receive adequate medical care and live. Fred (l.) and Milton (r.) Ochieng are fulfilling their dream of bringing healthcare to their hometown of Lwala, Kenya. Their inspiration stems from witnessing family members, friends, and neighbors suffer needlessly because there were no medical facilities nearby. “When I was a teenager, I’d see cousins or family members who were ill in the middle of the night,” recalls Milton. “Then, because the nearest hospital was over 10 kilometers away from the village, sick people would have to be either carried on a makeshift stretcher, on a mattress, or pushed in a wheelbarrow to the nearest paved road, four or five miles away.” Sometimes people suffered more than they needed to. Other times, the consequences were more dire. “We had people die before they could get to the hospital,” Milton says.

Images of Health and Hope

Ochieng brothers run healthcare clinic in Lwala, Kenya

For Fred and Milton Ochieng, medicine is a mission that has allowed them to bring…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Journey to South Africa

We visit the country as it prepares for a new role on the world stage as host of the FIFA World Cup

It’s an interesting time to be in South Africa. Some 16 years after apartheid, this…

By Alan Hughes

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Protect Your Privacy

Once it's gone, it�s hard to get it back. Avoid these three common mistakes.

In this fast-paced, digital age, everyone is connected. Unfortunately, that makes it very easy for…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Health Institute Launches Diabetes Campaign

Maryland doctor seeks to build awareness in black community

BlackEnterprise.com talked to Dr. Andrea Pennington to learn more about the impact of Type 2…

By Renita Burns

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Recession Depression

Economic woes are taking a toll on the health of African Americans. Take these steps to protect yourself.

The worldwide economic recession has affected African Americans in more ways than meet the eye.…

By Dr. Andrea Pennington

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Ten Cool Products to Give Your Business a Boost

10 cool products to give your business a boost

A lot has been said about the benefits of social media, and it’s all true.…

By Dale Coachman

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Backtalk with Gloria Reuben

Accomplished singer and actress shares why she is an ardent champion of environmental causes

Gloria Reuben is not only an accomplished singer and actress, starring in popular television series…

By LaToya M. Smith

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The Protector

EPA head Lisa Jackson�s mission: to guard human health and the environment while creating jobs for the new green economy

Lisa P. Jackson, in her job as head of the Environmental Protection Agency, may seem…

By Dale Coachman

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PR Guru Re-Invents With a Purpose

After dealing with depression, Terrie Williams fulfills her destiny to be the best

Terrie M. Williams
Somewhere along the way, we got a memo saying that we had to…

By Karen Taylor Bass

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Lee Daniels:  Director Lee Daniels, could be the first African American to take home the Academy Award for best director this weekend. His award-winning film Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire, about a physically, emotionally, and sexually abused, HIV-positive, 350 lb black teenager, elicited tears and feelings of outrage from audiences who saw the movie. Precious has been nominated for 60 different awards and won 53 of them. Despite its worldwide acclaim, the movie has only made $47.2 million at the box office. Now he is concentrating on production for the movie, Selma, about mid-century civil rights marches.  (Image source: Lions Gate Entertainment)

Black Directors, Their Movies, and The Money

A look at the top selling black directors and the movies they made popular

<p><strong>Lee Daniels</strong>: Director Lee Daniels, could be the first African American to take home…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Challenging the Stigma of Mental Illness

New campaign promotes awareness, discussion in black community

A new campaign by SAMHSA designed to raise awareness of mental health problems among young…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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HP Photosmart Premium Touch Smart Web All-in-One Printer HP's "photo smart" printer allows users to easily cut paper usage in half with automatic two-sided printing. Users can also give their computers a break with the Web-connected, Energy Star-qualified printer, which has the ability to edit and print photos and print from the Web—without a PC. The printer can be purchased on the HP Website and Office Depot.  Retail: $329.99 (after $70 instant rebate from HP)

Greener Gadgets

A look at some of the products showcased at the 2010 Greener Gadgets Conference in New York City

Environmental enthusiasts, developers, and inventors anxious to show off their efforts toward sustainability made their…

By Renita Burns

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Lost in Emotions?

Gain better control by managing your feelings

Above IQ or expertise, a person’s ability to identify and manage his or her feelings,…

By Ayana Dixon

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The 20-Bucket System

A nonprofit professional learns to streamline organizational leadership

Sustaining a nonprofit can be challenging in any economy, but in a recession it can…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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Green Credit Cards

Is an environmentally conscious credit card right for you?

Everyone close to Chanté Evans, 30, knows
being “green” is a priority for her. Each year…

By Leslie E. Royal

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Color Me Bold

Jewelry designer paints a daring sense of style

Sabrina Thompson has a long history of putting contrasting things together and somehow making them…

By Alisa Gumbs

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A Classic Closet

Michelle Rose makes vintage shopping fashionably affordable.

Michelle Rose remembers a time when purchasing vintage clothing was loathed in fashion circles. “Today,…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Latin Fever

Luxe Life takes you on a Latin Salsa dance.

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Energy Forum participants network at a reception at the Liaison Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Black Enterprise/Shell Energy Forum 2010

Energy industry leaders met in D.C. to explore the opportunities and challenges of the green economy

The Black Enterprise Energy Forum, A Conversation on Energy hosted by Shell, brought together business…

By Lonnie C. Major

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BE Next NYC Reception at Moet Hennessy

See who made it out to the BE Next celebration of black entrepreneurs and professionals under the age of 35

See who made it out to the BE Next celebration of black entrepreneurs and professionals…

By Lonnie C. Major

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BE Next is Now

New York reception celebrates young entrepreneurs, executives and professionals

Black Enterprise held the BE Next kick-off reception, Tuesday, in New York City to celebrate…

By Renita Burns

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Will Ford Profit in 2010?

Automaker looks to fuel efficiency, black consumers for the new year

While Ford stands alone as the only American automaker that didn’t solicit bailout money from…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Natural Solutions

To save time and meet customer demand, copreneurs bring the back office out front

As a high school history teacher, Karen Tappin spent the summer of 2003 mastering the…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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The Black Patriot in America

Documentary shines light on America's unsung heroes

“For the Love of Liberty: The Story of American’s Black Patriots,” a two-part documentary, …

By Dale Coachman

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Backtalk with Robert L. Satcher Jr.

DR. ROBERT L. SATCHER JR. completed three space walks as part of an 11-day Atlantis…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Tuskegee Airmen Honored in Off-Broadway Play

�Black Angels Over Tuskegee� Debuts to Sold Out Crowd

The play “Black Angels Over Tuskegee” follows six heroic African American men who all share…

By Renita Burns

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Backtalk with Gwen Ifill

Black Enterprise turned the tables on Gwen Ifill, getting her thoughts on objectivity in the…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Vintage Clothing Enthusiast

Luxe Life profiles Michelle Rose, Owner of My Closet Shoppe, who offers tips to finding…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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Organizations Continue Fight for HIV Prevention

Rate of new infections in blacks slows, but epidemic still a major crisis

When five organizations came together to start NBHAAD in 1999, the goal was to educate…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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New Civil Rights Museum Honors Sit-In Legacy

Historic site houses original artifacts, highlights black history

Counteracting racism was never as literal as it was on Feb. 1, 1960, when four…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Satchel Sassy

Siedah Garrett bags a whole new direction in style

Not only is singer and handbag designer Siedah Garrett consistently in creative mode, she’s always…

By Sonia Alleyne

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How’s Your HEART?

Two professionals learn to manage a new life with heart disease. Their stories can save your life

Pamela Thomas had always received a ­perfect bill of health, but at age 38, Thomas’…

By Dale Coachman

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A Perfect Resting Place

Janet League-Katzin creates a restorative oasis for the overworked professional

Janet League-Katzin creates a restorative oasis for the overworked professional.

By Sonia Alleyne

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Book Excerpt: Expect to Win by Carla Harris

Capturing the power of being uniquely you

According to Carla A. Harris, a twenty year veteran of Wall Street, knowledge and diligence…

By Carla Harris

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Kelly Kulick Becomes First Woman To Win PBA Title

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kelly Kulick left all the guys in the gutter.
Kulick became the…

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Paris Couturier Thimister Returns In Style

PARIS (AP) — Josephus Thimister returned from a years-long hiatus with a spring-summer 2010 haute…

By Associated Press

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FDA Clears Acorda Drug For Multiple Sclerosis

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health regulators have approved an Acorda Therapeutics pill to improve walking…

By Associated Press

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Dems Mum On How To Keep Pushing Health Overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Democratic leaders insist they will push ahead with…

By Associated Press

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Kriss Van Assche

Belgian fashion designer Kriss Van Assche, center, acknowledges applause following the presentation of his Men’s…

By Associated Press

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Designers Rykiel, Jacobs Made French Knights

PARIS (AP) — Fashion notables Marc Jacobs and Nathalie Rykiel are now knights in France’s…

By Associated Press

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NC Casino Cleans Slots Every 2 Hours To Beat Virus

CHEROKEE, N.C. (AP) — Workers are cleaning slot machines with bleach every two hours as…

By Associated Press

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Dean: Dems Can Pass Limited Health Care Overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Democratic Party chairman Howard Dean says he still thinks Democrats can…

By Associated Press

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Analysis: Paring Back Health Care Not So Easy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trimming back the 2,000-page, trillion-dollar Democratic health care bills to the parts…

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Smokers With Cancer Could Quit And Double Survival

LONDON (AP) — People with early lung cancer who quit smoking could double their chances…

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Recall News

The following recalls have been announced:
—Nipro Medical Corp. of Miami is recalling all GlucoPro Insulin…

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Obama Health Plan In Doubt As Dems Reject Fast Fix

WASHINGTON (AP) — Though reeling from a political body blow, House Democrats rejected the quickest…

By Associated Press

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Energy Experts to Blacks: Think Green

New technologies, opportunities explored at Black Enterprise forum

If African Americans hope to not only participate in the emerging green economy but also…

By Joyce Jones

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Andersons Complete Year of ‘Buying Black’

Empowerment Experiment family discusses challenges, triumphs

The Empowerment Experiment’s Anderson family discuss the successes that kept them empowered, the struggles that…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Met Museum Pays Tribute to Eunice Johnson

Fashion icon feted for philanthropy and business acumen

On Monday some of the biggest names in fashion, publishing, and politics paid tribute to…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Tiger Woods: Golfer or Inmate?

'Vanity Fair' cover shines harsh light on golf's (former) golden boy

Was “Vanity Fair” magazine fair in its portrayal of Tiger Woods, or did the magazine…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Backtalk with Anika Noni Rose

Acclaimed actress shares her thoughts on the impact a movie about an African American princess can have on black girls

From a self-proclaimed dreamer to a world-renowned Dreamgirl, actress and singer Anika Noni Rose has…

By Ed Gordon

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Spirit of France

A historic destination offers a course on its favorite drink

The Cognac region—birthplace of the esteemed brandy—resembles a page from a French novel: narrow cobblestone…

By Sean Drakes

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Backtalk with Wyclef Jean

Growing up in Croix-de-Bouquets, Haiti, until the age of 9, Wyclef Jean’s music often sheds…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Tyra Banks Ending Talk Show

Media mogul plans to start movie studio

Supermodel-turned-entrepreneur Tyra Banks has announced that the current and fifth season of The Tyra Banks…

By Sonja Mack

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Houston: The Green Frontier

The oil capital of the U.S. looks to greener pastures

Houston is transitioning into the green space, diversifying its energy sources and creating green opportunities…

By Renita Burns

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We Can’t Forget the Poor in the Climate Change Debate

Initiatives must benefit the impoverished across the globe

As international climate talks conclude in Copenhagen, it is clear that we are on the…

By Dale Coachman

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Obama on Global Warming: ‘Time For Talk is Over’

President urges action, transparency at climate change conference

President urges action, transparency at climate change conference

By LaToya M. Smith

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Giving at the Office

Tokens of appreciation bring holiday cheer

Office gifts to show appreciation and bring holiday cheer

By Sonia Alleyne

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Can COP15 Be Trusted in Your Neighborhood?

How will decisions at climate change conference affect local communities?

As crucial agreements are made in Copenhagen, we should question how these decisions will directly…

By Andre Williams

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Actions Speak Louder Than Words in the New Year

Set your goals into motion today

It feels good to have goals, doesn’t it? I mean, to really have something that…

By Renita Burns

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With Tight Budgets, Creativity Key in Tipping for Services

Show your gratitude without breaking your bank

BlackEnterprise.com’s tips for holiday tipping

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Reflections on the Way to the Climate Change Summit

The solution to our climate crisis and poverty are one in the same, says Green for All CEO

As she heads to Copenhagen for the Climate Change Conference, Green for All’s Phraedra Ellis-Lamkins…

By Dale Coachman

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Resilience and Recovery

Lisa Nichols helps you bounce back from a setback, no matter what

Resiliency—the ability to get back up after a setback knocks you down—is a trait we…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Get Ready For Your 2010 Upgrade!

Help beta-test drive the latest enhancements to BlackEnterprise.com

In 2010, Black Enterprise will celebrate its 4oth anniversary as the nation’s No. 1 multi-media…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Blacks Getting a Seat at the Green Table

Leaders discuss inclusion at Copenhagen conference

BlackEnteprise.com spoke with Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, CEO of Green for All, and the Gina E. Wood,…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Holiday Planning

Juliette Senior of Unison Event Planners offer tips to help create the perfect holiday event.

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Slideshow: Hot-Selling Merchandise Fit for a ‘Princess’

Princess and Frog-inspired items for royal sensibilities

BlackEnterprise.com takes a look at some of “The Princess and the Frog” merchandise that has…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Anika Noni Rose Adds Diva Glitz to Disney

Tony-winning actress hopes to empower a generation

Anika Noni Rose, Disney’s first African American princess, talks to BlackEnterprise.com about why “The Princess…

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Review: Tiana Sparkles, but ‘The Princess and the Frog’ Dims Disney Legacy

Racism a vital theme missing from animated fantasy

There is a lot to love about Disney’s “The Princess and the Frog,” but in…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Avoid Holiday Party Snafus

Rep-saving tips from style expert Fonzworth Bentley

Style expert Fonzworth Bentley discusses how to avoid making this year’s holiday party one you’d…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Best Holiday Gifts

Holiday gift ideas to brighten up your Christmas season with Robin Harmon Myers.

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National Urban League’s Green Jobs Summit Focuses on Minority Inclusion

Group's solutions include awareness, education

It is very trendy these days to talk about being green. The greening of America,…

By Joyce Jones

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Online Adventures

New Websites offer engaging travel logs and something special for African Americans

After a frustratingly tough economic year, the incentive to travel is inspiring, particularly with the…

By Sonia Alleyne

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The Ex(pectation) Factor

Adjust your thinking and reduce disappointment

However one defines success—love, the freedom and ability to do as you choose, the path…

By Ayana Dixon

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Poll Results: Who Will Take Oprah’s Daytime TV Crown?

New queen will need as much influence as popularity

When BlackEnterprise.com readers were given the choice between Ellen DeGeneres, Tyra Banks, and Wendy Williams,…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Zipping Around Town

Zipcars a new convenient, affordable way to get around town.

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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Open Enrollment: Strategies to Reduce Costs of Health Insurance Coverage

Knowing your options can help you save money

For the companies that are able to offer this important benefit to their employees, the…

By Margarette Burnette

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Tech Guru Helps You Choose Right Phone For Your Lifestyle

BlackBerry or iPhone? You be the judge

When thinking about a new phone, consider “the network coverage in your area, what unique…

By Renita Burns

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Secrets to reduce Work-related Stress

Apothecary products that will help the busy professional reduce stress using herbs, teas, and scents…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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6 Things You Can Do To Stop Diabetes

November is American Diabetes Month, a chance to make difference in your community

Through the American Diabetes Association I have been able to reach thousands of individuals with…

By Vanessa Jones Briscoe

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One Year Later: Why My First Vote Won’t Be My Last

Election '09 can't match the thrill of voting for Obama, but it's still important to me

In 2000, I had my first taste of the democratic voting process. I was in…

By Christine L. Edmond

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2007 Women of Power Legacy Award Winner
Judith Jamison: Former Artistic Director, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Backtalk with Judith Jamison

Trailblazing choreographer discusses her barrier-breaking career

World renowned choreographer, dancer, and author Judith Jamison has broken many barriers in her career.…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Road Test

They offer great looks and stellar performance, but for 2010 these cars really drive value

These vehicles offer great looks, stellar performance, and value

By Sonia Alleyne

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West African Treats

Former footballer Amos Zereou scores a culinary victory

After a seven-year career as an NFL running back, Amos Zereoué finds running his West…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Quality Leather Shoes

We review what to look for when picking out a pair of high-quality, leather shoes.

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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Personal Pet Care

Super Shmuttle Pet Service company, takes care of dogs for the busy executive on the…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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Yes We Can Make Local Elections Count

The change we voted for in 2008 can't happen if we don't vote locally in 2009

On November 4, 2008, Americans of all race, creeds and colors voted for change –…

By Randal Pinkett

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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.

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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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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Pam Grier to be honored with the Legacy Award at Black Enterprise’s 2015 Women of…

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