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Backtalk with Ismael Beah

At the age of 12, Ishmael Beah lost his village, his family, and his…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Playing It Safe

Lucinda Andrew finds comfort in knowing she's fully insured

The worst time to discover that you need supplemental insurance is after it’s too…

By Sana Butler

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Financial Fitness Contest Winner No. 80

Quency hawkins balances his own retirement plan with aiding his relatives

Quency Hawkins takes to heart the commandment “honor thy mother and father.” The only…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash

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Surviving a Layoff

A step-by-step guide to get you back on your feet and back to work

“It’s business, not personal.”
That’s probably the last thing you feel when you’ve lost your…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Daddy’s Home!

Fathers stay home to watch the kids and build businesses to suit their values

Andrew Morrison, 41, had reached a level of entrepreneurial success that would make even…

By George Alexander

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Winning the Battle Against Breast Cancer

New treatments and preventive procedures are helping people beat the disease

René Syler’s morning was thrown off balance the day ABC’s Good Morning America co-anchor…

By Kelly E. Carter

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The Complete Retirement

When you stop working, have you thought about how youll fill your days?

So much of what we do is routine. For many of us, each day…

By Donald Jay Korn

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The Moneywise 100

BE's guide to the best mutual funds

Looking to secure your retirement with a healthy nest egg? Like most investors, you’ve…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Our World Year in Review

A look back on the first year of Our World with Black Enterprise in this…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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Declaring War On Mediocrity

Not so long ago, black parents drilled into their children the importance of pursuing…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Fight over school segregation intensifies

New Supreme Court integration ruling another blow to 1954 Brown ruling

In June, in a ruling that the NAACP Legal Defense Fund said was an…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Takeover Of Independence Bank

White shareholder holds the future for institution

The days of Independence Federal Savings Bank (No. 14 on the BE BANKS list…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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A $16 Million Win For The Little Guy

Grocery store owner defeats major wholesaler

Jonathan F. “Johnny” Johnson, owner of the Community Pride supermarket chain, may have fallen…

By Cliff Hocker

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Peebles to Break Ground in Sin City

But $2.5 billion Las Vegas complex will not host gaming

R. Donahue Peebles is spending $1.6 billion to build Las Palmas, a new Las…

By Cliff Hocker

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Louisiana Congressman Indicted

Faces 200 years on fraud and conspiracy charges

In early June, the Department of Justice brought federal charges against Rep. William Jefferson,…

By Anthony Calypso

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What Is It Worth To You?

Blacks pay the consequences of smoking in more ways than one

The No. 1 threat to African Americans is not HIV/AIDS, murder, or drug and…

By Tara Walker

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Making The Grade

Test-prep company helps students score big

Each year, thousands of prospective post-secondary students take entrance exams–ACT, SAT, GRE, GMAT, and…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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Office Watch

Deciding to install computer-monitoring software is no longer a tricky decision

Big Brother may be watching. To increase employee productivity and combat online loafing in…

By Kaylyn Kendal Dines

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A Dismal Outlook

Survey reveals small businesses are doubtful about the nation's economy

A recent study sponsored by the National Small Business Association revealed that small-business owners…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Working From Home

Do you know anything about those work-from-home jobs on the Internet? My friend signed…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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A Clear View

Michael Jones ensures NASA and law enforcement get the picture

With its product on the nose of a NASA spacecraft, the sky is literally…

By Sandra Beckwith

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Together at last

New tools unify e-mail and phone services

In an age when the average American has at least two phone numbers, the…

By Fiona Haley

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Let’s Get Clicking

Kodak’s EasyShare V1003 is a fashionista’s dream with its cute, slim, eye-catching design in…

By Dale Coachman

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Online Security

I know online backup companies have been around for a while, but I still…

By Dale Coachman

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Quality Control

A retail professional finds her niche behind the seams

What does your job at Abercrombie & Fitch entail?
I manage a team of quality…

By Laura Egodigwe

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Learn To Lead

If it’s true that leaders are made and not born, then Denyvetta Davis believes…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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Work Enhancements

How certification increases your professional worth

Just months after graduating with a degree in accounting, Nigel Franklyn dove back into…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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More than research

I’ve been asked to research employee development and succession planning and present the findings…

By Sonia Alleyne

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A New Path

Pamela Turner Strikes Out On Her Own And Takes Control Of Her Retirement: Planning

Pamela Turner had a decision to make. Last summer, working as a project manager…

By Glenn Townes

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Getting on the Franchise FAST TRACK

Five sectors that place you in the drivers seat

Let’s face it: we all want to win, to be the first to greet…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Extraordinary Products in a Growing Market

Nanotechnology promises revolutionary applications for everything from pain
relievers to self-cleaning windows

Entrepreneurs Rasheen Smith and Bejan Esmaili had a million-dollar idea that began brewing in…

By Ericka Blount

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The emotional side of money

Understanding one of the most important relationships in your life: the one between you and your money

Our emotions determine our -financial success or failure. This is the guiding principle examined…

By Alvin Hall

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Bringing the Sizzle Back to McDonald’s

Donald Thompson worked his way up the fast-food giants ladder to become one of its highest-ranking executives

Don Thompson is the star of the show. At McDonald’s annual Managers Peak Experience in…

By Alan Hughes

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Throwing In The Towel

Sometimes quitting is synonymous with success

“Given the paper’s limited means, there was nothing else I could do to further…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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Inspiring Others

Throughout my life, people have told me that I write the most inspiring letters…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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The Pretenders

Could someone be using your child's identity? Find out before it's too late.

Imagine that your precious 10-year-old daughter has half a dozen credit cards with charges…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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5 Ways To Kill Your Credit

How you handle your credit is more critical than you may realize.

Your credit score, which ranges from 300 to 850, not only affects your ability…

By Siobhan Leftwich

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Prioritize Your Debts

Is your debt load weighing you down? Don’t despair. Bankrate.com’s pay-down debt adviser calculator…

By Siobhan Leftwich

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Cut Costs At The Pump

To their surprise, many drivers nationwide were still paying more than $3 for a…

By Siobhan Leftwich

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Is Your Cell Phone Costing Too Much–Abroad?

It took you a year to plan and budget for that breathtaking and relaxing…

By Siobhan Leftwich

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¿Hablas Español? Parléz Vous Français?

Link online to free language courses worldwide

Maybe you have always wanted to learn a foreign language but haven’t had the…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Credit And Foreclosure

I bought a house a year ago. My tenants stopped paying rent and now…

By Tanisha A. Sykes

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The Luxe Shop

Stylist Misa Hylton opens a high-fashion boutique online

Celebrity stylist Misa Hylton never wanted just a fashion e-commerce business; she wanted a…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Tech Town

Tearsa Smith sees a renaissance in Knoxville

Charming and quaint with a population estimated at approximately 182,000, Knoxville, Tennessee, is noted…

By Sean Drakes

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Backtalk with Barrington Irving

On June 27, two world records were set in the field of aviation: For the…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Pay Me Now

Dividend-paying stocks can help protect your porfolio if the market takes a turn

The occasional road bump is to be expected, and that’s exactly what investors have…

By Rhonda Reynolds

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World Explorer

Portfolio manager Marcus L. Smith has a method to selecting stocks from around the globe

Dow crosses 14,000.” “Nasdaq hits six-year high.” Lately it would be hard to say…

By James A. Anderson

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Material gains

Copper pays off for Terry Bedford

So much for a 12-month price target. Back in our March issue, Terry Bedford,…

By Evan Mynatt

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A Full-Bodied Plan

How one Atlanta doctor is making sure her retirement dreams become reality

When it comes to wine, Kamela Coleman likes fruity and sweet, something along the…

By Ilana Polyak

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Target Date Funds

Is there such a thing as a worry-free investment?

Some folks love to fuss over their retirement nest eggs. They follow the stock…

By Steve Garmhausen

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Don’t panic

My husband and I both have a 401(k) and we were thinking about borrowing…

By Trevor Delaney

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Financial Fitness Contest Winner No. 84

Richard Mcfarlane and Jennifer Little prepare to create a joint financial plan

Jennifer Little is a go-getter. But right now, even she admits that she’s pushing…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash

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The Best Of Black Enterprise Is Yet To Come

It all started nearly four decades ago with an idea: Without economic empowerment, the…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Dimensions International Acquired

CEO says Honeywell will take the company where he could not

Three years ago, Russell Wright, chairman and CEO of Dimensions International (No. 24 on the…

By Alan Hughes

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Turnaround Man

Xerox executive Kevin Warren helps drive up profitability

How did cash-strapped, debt-laden Xerox Corp. turn around its fortunes in six years…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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A Chill Deal

Simeus Foods International partners with Unilever

Simeus Foods International Inc. recently signed a long-term agreement with Unilever’s food service…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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AUTO DEALERS APPLAUD CHRYSLER SALE

Industry analysts predict vast cuts

News that DaimlerChrysler AG would sell Chrysler Group to a private equity firm was…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Hero for Minority Business Passes

Parren J. Mitchell battled on behalf of economic equality

The Memorial Day death of former Rep. Parren J. Mitchell, 85, was a fitting…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Will Malveaux’s Popularity Bode Well for HBCU?

Bennett College president's public persona may help with fundraising

Dr. Julianne Malveaux, 53, the MIT-trained economist and nationally recognized writer, syndicated columnist, radio…

By Ann Brown

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You Can’t Take It With You

Dying without a will means leaving things to chance

Who’s getting your money, your house, or guardianship of your children when you die?…

By Cliff Hocker

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Hot Stocks, Cool Prices

As the market surges, here's how to invest in growth stocks without overpaying

Growth is good. And the earnings numbers on Wall Street look strong. In the…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Backtalk with Liya Kebede

The life of a supermodel doesn’t have to be all about runways, magazine covers, and…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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A Few Standouts

Tuna Amobi says great stock values sometimes lie in out-of-favor sectors

Will they or won’t they? The ongoing speculation of whether the Fed will cut…

By James A. Anderson

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Double Your Money

One big winner helps Jeffrey Marcus' portfolio outpace the S&P 500

A company that makes cast metal parts and fasteners for the aerospace industry may…

By Steve Garmhausen

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5 things to know about trading up

How to juggle the tricky process of buying a bigger house

As an engineer and Six Sigma consultant, Chris Moore is–to put it mildly–a pretty…

By Chris Taylor

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Who’s in Charge?

Understanding who's managing your mutual fund

So you finally found a fund that’s been good to you and a portfolio…

By Ilana Polyak

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Taxing Retirement

I recently changed jobs and won’t be able to invest in my new company’s…

By Trevor Delaney

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Three Strikes You’re In

Scott Tucker redesigned his business and reaped major rewards

The road toward entrepreneurship hasn’t always been a smooth one for Scott Tucker, CEO…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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What Else You Got?

Incorporating auxiliary products into your business can provide multiple streams of revenue

Georgia Cross, 56, can attest that the Chicago-based cosmetic and plastic surgery practice of…

By Stacy Gilliam

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Relief In Sight?

Committee approves bill to help small businesses cope with rising energy costs

The increasing cost of energy continues to place a financial burden on small-business owners…

By Kaylyn Kendal Dines

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Looking To Expand

I’m looking to grow my real estate business, and I’m interested in government grants…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Send In The Spelbots!

Spelman College's tech team's got game

The soccer players storm the field wearing their team uniforms. Playing before a crowd…

By Anthony Calypso

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Too Cool For School

Hardware devices get smarter

By now, we’ve grown accustomed to high-tech devices that deliver on the wow factor.…

By Dale Coachman

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Backseat Driver

Software takes the wheel in powering mobility

When it comes to mobile technology, one thing is certain: what’s “in” always possesses…

By Alwin Jones

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Lost In (Cyber)Space

I have had my small business Website since January. However, I have had very…

By Dale Coachman

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International Appeal

A savvy professional builds a career in the world market

Being close to headquarters was once the way to further your career. Does an…

By Laura Egodigwe

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E-Mail Correspondence

It's easy. It's fast. Make sure you manage it!

Everyone has one. An e-mail misstep story in which a colleague receives the wrong…

By Robin White Goode

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Need More Than M.B.A

I obtained my M.B.A. last year and I am having the hardest time landing…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Drawing The Line

Kimberly Burney Must Avoid Emotional Spending Or Risk Repeating Past Mistakes

“It is more blessed to give than to receive.” But there’s something to be…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash

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Buying Your First Home?

10 things you need to know before you make the biggest purchase of your life

Like many young people, Pamela Jowers dreamed of one day getting married and buying…

By Tanisha A. Sykes

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Above the Rest

Our Small Business Awards winners reap the rewards of passion and perseverance

What does it take to follow your dreams and achieve personal wealth? The answer…

By Stephanie Young

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A Steady Pace

Maintaining momentum is key to accomplishing goals

While working as a technology fellow at the University of Medicine & Dentistry of…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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The Making of an Indie

Producing an independent film requires more than talent. Get a close-up look at the development of these movies from idea to screen.

After completing his first movie, The Ski Trip, in 2005, Maurice Jamal was eager…

By George Alexander

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The Sky Is Not Falling

Ways to help you identify and combat excessive worrying

Anjela N. Minter had always been the anxious type, but after giving birth to…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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Getting Ahead

I’m a 27-year-old college graduate who can’t secure a full-time job. I’ve temped in…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Go Green!

Saving the environment can help you save big bucks

Samara Swanston enjoys a positive cash flow. She recently received a $2,000 tax credit.…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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A New Trend In Auto Financing: Car Mortgages?

Shoppers pay longer to get the car they want

As a full-time real estate agent and married mother of two, 35-year-old Monica Johnson…

By Jeff Fortson

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Flying The Passenger-Friendly Skies

Tips, advice, and tools to deal with airport complications

Consumers who lead busy lives have little time for airport complications. “Any planning can…

By Leslie E. Royal

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Frequent Flier Freebies?

I take frequent business trips during the year, sometimes several in the same month,…

By Tanisha A. Sykes

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In the lap of luxury

Thomas Mathes knows how to welcome his guests

Opting for a luxury hotel stay means never having to compromise on comfort and convenience.…

By Patricia Jacobs

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A Taste of Italy

Good wine, fresh ingredients, and a class that brings it all together

Foreign visitors to Italy, including expatriate Italians, often make pilgrimages there for three experiences:…

By Joseph Dumas

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The Black Enterprise Guide to The Best Of Everything

Products, places, style purveyors, and some really great experiences

Who’s the hottest men’s designer? Where can a woman find the most stylish shoes…

By Sonia Alleyne

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The Black Teacher Shortage

A discussion on the need for more Black male educators in our nation’s classrooms…

By Our World with BLACK ENTERPRISE

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Challenges of Growing Up in the 21st Century

A look at the challenges of 21st Century teenagers with panelists Gregory Hope, Jenny Wright,…

By Our World with BLACK ENTERPRISE

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Violence in the Black Community

A look at how community activists are combating crime in Black communities with panelists…

By Our World with BLACK ENTERPRISE

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Rich in Translation

Steve Stoute involved in a lucrative deal to sell Translation to IPG

The company founded by Steve Stoute, the consumer marketing whiz who created McDonald’s…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Legend Of Business

Earl Graves inducted into Junior Achievement's U.S. Business Hall of Fame

Earl G. Graves Sr., founder, chairman, and publisher of BLACK ENTERPRISE magazine, recently…

By Nicole Marie Richardson

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Carter Brothers Buys Alarm Business

Atlanta-based electronic security and fire alarm company Carter Brothers L.L.C. (No. 74 on…

By Glenn Townes

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Republicans Not Courting Our Vote

The beleaguered party's damage-control strategy doesn't appear to include reaching out to blacks

Republican presidential candidates, led by Rudy Giuliani, Mitt Romney, and John McCain, are bearing…

By George Alexander

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Justice May Come

FBI investigates 100 civil rights-era cases

Maceo Snipes, a black war veteran, was killed in 1946 when a carload…

By Kiara Ashanti

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Franchise Rule Upgrade

New rules allow for disclosure compliance via the Web

The franchise industry has just been ushered into the 21st century by the…

By Anthony Calypso

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America’s No. 1 Cuban Import

Blacks go to medical school abroad and return to the U.S. to practice

Blacks go to medical school abroad and return to the U.S. to practice
eon Daniels…

By Kayce T. Ataiyero

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Girl Power

Rev. Run's daughters introduce new line of footwear

Designing is in the genes for Angela and Vanessa Simmons, daughters of Joseph…

By Brenda Porter

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Homeroom Has New Meaning

African American parents fed up with traditional education turn to homeschooling

More African American parents are homeschooling their kids today than ever before, according…

By Mashaun D. Simon

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Room For Returns

With strong demand for hotel space and limited supply, more profits may flow into shareholders' pockets

As the treasurer of Sisters Investing Seriously, an investment club with 22 members, Delores…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Open For Business

Gerald Loftin says don't fret about market volatility, just start investing

Forget investing trends, and ignore the market’s twists and turns. That might seem like…

By Laura Egodigwe

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Heart Problems

A costly acquisition weighs down Michael Manns' portfolio

The idea that companies have to spend money in order to make money…

By Sherie Holder

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Broken Promises

Pension plans are disappearing, so take control of your retirement plan

Despite all the publicity surrounding the housing bubble and the subprime mortgage market, there…

By Mellody Hobson

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Understanding Earnings Season

How to make sense of the quarterly numbers

It’s that time of year again: earnings season. It’s a time when Wall…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Getting Started Online

I’m interested in online trading, but I’m not sure how to begin. Do…

By Trevor Delaney

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A Noble Approach

A multimillion-dollar contract put William Parrish's construction firm on solid financial ground

William Parrish knows how to strategize and play the corporate game with the best…

By Glenn Townes

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Partnering For Profit

Regional companies band together to build a national platform

Every business owner wants to be certain that his or her operations are as…

By Robert Janis

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A New Kind Of Hookup

Using social networking Websites to fill your company's ranks

Most people are familiar with social networking Websites like MySpace.com and Match.com. The sites,…

By Bridget McCrea

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Virtual Bliss

Couple start their life together by creating a Website for brides of color

As with most brides-to-be, Kesha Monk was on a mission to create her…

By Kaylyn Kendal Dines

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Know Your Plan

I have been in business for almost three years. To expand, I know…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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The World at Home

Entrepreneur offers American technological know-how to the global marketplace

When Valarie King-Bailey heard that her job in corporate America was going to…

By Bridget McCrea

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Unearthing A Lost History

Ancestry.com helps make the past more accessible

African Americans are uncovering new facets in their personal family narratives by using the…

By Anthony Calypso

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Seeking Summer Synergy

These motivational items will help refresh your spirit

Most of us look forward to the lazy days of summer as a…

By Nicole R. King

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Wanting To Help

I am a makeup artist and hair stylist with three children and a…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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It Pays To Have Good Credit

A high score has more advantages than you think

Nowelle Weatherspoon’s high credit score of 790 paid off in a big way when…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Keeping Consumers Out Of The Dark

Residential generators provide power in a pinch

Any homeowner who’s been hit by a lengthy power outage knows the inconvenience of…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Consumer Complaints 101

How to make sure you are effectively heard

After spending all day in the airport waiting for her flight to take off…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Keeping Kids Safe

Websites offer tools and information to shield children from sex offenders

It takes a virtual village to raise a child, as several Websites make…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Fireproof Your Clothes Dryer

The U.S. Fire Administration reports that clothes dryers cause more than 15,000 fires…

By Siobhan Leftwich

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Credit Score Ups And Downs

I recently opened two credit card accounts with zero interest rates to do…

By Tanisha A. Sykes

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How Sweet It Is

Bill Sands' high-end chocolate treats

Chocolate. For most of us it’s an irresistible pleasure. But for Bill Sands,…

By Robin White Goode

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Summer Social

Two entertaining gurus guide us on hosting polished and festive soirees

A gathering of colleagues and clients doesn’t have to be a painstaking task. Of…

By Sean Drakes

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Spanish Quarters

Paradores offer alternative accommodations--and maybe even a history lesson

Arriving at the courtyard entrance of the four-star Parador de Chinchón, a 17th-century…

By Maureen Jenkins

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Backtalk with Katt Williams

Although he stands at only 5’5″, Katt Williams is steadily becoming a comedian of gigantic…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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40 Best Companies For Diversity

In our third annual survey, we focus on supplier diversity and senior management representation -- how much companies spend with black suppliers and who they let into the corporate suite

Corporations have come a long way from posing questions about the relevance of diversity.…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Grab and go

This mobile scanner offers color at just 2 ounces

Let’s be honest, pen-style portable scanners have always been a bit of a hit-or-miss…

By Dale Coachman

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What’s Next?

I’ve done everything I needed to get my business online. I have a Website…

By Dale Coachman

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Culture Cues

A company officer provides clues to the corporate landscape

How can professionals discern the truth about a company’s culture?
The best way I’ve found to…

By Laura Egodigwe

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Geography Lessons

International business programs to prepare you for work abroad

Roosevelt Dillard’s career has taken him a long way from his hometown of Detroit.…

By Laura Egodigwe

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Stand Out And Deliver

How to develop your personal brand

In a rainy Wednesday morning, Lisa Ellis, executive vice president at Sony Music Label…

By Wendy Harris

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A Gray Matter

I am a 54-year-old black American male who retired from the U.S. Army after…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Fashion Forward

Lauren "Daisy" Lewellyn takes the next step in her career

The competition was tough. Last year, Lauren “Daisy” Lewellyn beat out thousands of applicants…

By Sana Butler

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Life Lessons

Jerry Jude Faces The Challenge of raising a special-needs child on his own

Darrius Jude may be only 7 years old, but he’s a teacher. And he’s…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash

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10 Ways to Get Your Financial House in Order

Want to seize control of your finances, once and for all? Here are some powerful steps to get you there.

It was about a year ago that Leo Clark decided he finally had enough.…

By Chris Taylor

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Battle For Minimum Weight

What an increasing waistline means for your health

Caught up in the frenetic grind of her fashion industry job, Allison Ferrell, 41,…

By Denise A. Campbell Laidler

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How to Create A Fortune From Scratch

Tales and tactics from an entrepreneur's life of winning deals

“I came from what most people would describe as a middle-class home, an only…

By R. Donahue Peebles

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For Better Or Worse

Use caution when enlisting others to help execute your dream

Everyone knows it takes people to make things happen. On the other hand, sharing…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Meet and Connect

It’s not what you know but who you know, or so the saying goes.…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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Can You Trust Your Boss?

A recent survey suggests that many employees feel betrayed by their supervisors

Tony Brown, a Web designer for a small firm in Montclair, New Jersey, felt…

By Rhonda Reynolds

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Don’t Tell ‘Em Everything

I own a new online business. However, I need to work until my business…

By Sonia Alleyne

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At Home and Abroad

For Dr. Christopher Lewis, community service extends far and wide

Christopher Lewis believes it takes a village to raise a child. But for him,…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash

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The Next Generation

Corey and Chonda Olds look into extra safeguards for their sons

Corey Olds inherited something from his father–a love of real estate. More than a…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash

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Architects of Growth

CEOs redesign their companies to compete and grow in an ever-changing business climate

When BLACK ENTERPRISE first compiled its Top 100 in 1973, combined sales for the…

By Alan Hughes

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Reinventing Black Business

At our inaugural CEO Roundtable, top business leaders offered their strategies on how to best transform today's BE 100s and develop tomorrow's crop of entrepreneurs

The history of the BE 100S has been carved from boom-and-bust business cycles, individual…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Thriving In Unpredictable Times

Despite economic threats, the BE INDUSTRIAL/SERVICE 100have found inventive ways to boost revenues and market share

Today’s CEO must operate his or her company in an unpredictable–and somewhat perilous–environment. It’s…

By Aisha I. Jefferson

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Women of Power

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[RECAP] Activate Conference Wows and Inspires New York City Power Women

The Activate Conference, held Sept. 20 at the Times Center in NYC, featured speakers Keke…

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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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