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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…

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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

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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

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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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How to Hire Talent That Will Complement Your Team and Culture

People make the difference. You can have incredible systems and procedures in place, the right software…

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How to Deal With Grief While at Work

Regardless of where you live in the world, all of us in some way have…

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