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Wired For Success Desperate in Detroit Million-Dollar Service Battling to Bounce Back Global Quest Risk and Reward Bob Johnson’s Second Act The Big Payoff Debt Overload? Taking the Mystery Out of Hedge Funds 25 Things You Need To Know Madd Dad A force of one How To ‘Do You’ We Must Take Back Our Race Wall Street Comes Uptown A Golden State Opportunity Robert Van Securities Acquires Strategic Partner Founder’s Song Silenced Changing Lanes The Evolution of Jay-Z Raven On Alert For Missing Children Power Bracelets Motor City Makeover Med School to Open in Harlem Street Signs A Cautious First Step Low On Fuel The Young And The Restless Avoiding the Tax Man Time To Invest? Through The Fire Making faces, making money Growing Pains Making Sense Out Of Energy Deregulation Internet Overdrive Traveling light-years Where’s my data? A Splash Of Color Sounds Good Support At The Top Worth the Rrisk? Considering Long-Term Care New study shows debit card fees are costing consumers Want Good Credit? Read On Soothing Indulgence Cutting Costs Dental Denial Old Money ON a global fast track Honoring A Renaissance Man Chock-Full Of Chocolate Write This Way B.E. Honors Tinseltown’s Best Backtalk with Lovie Smith Black Men Benefit More From Marriage Feeling the Pinch Black American Haves and Have Nots Ghetto Nation Police & the Black Community The Race for the White House 2008 The New Great Migration Will Presidential Debate Rise Above Race? Firms Create $42 Billion Company Granite Broadcasting Goes Bankrupt Naacp President Resigns Ford’s Savvy Political Move ‘N’ Word Means Divide and Conquer Icv Sells Hilsinger LOSING THE WAR ON WEIGHT Keep An Eye On Oil Media Matters Mortgage Crisis Measuring fund Returns Creating a CD Ladder Think Big Above And Beyond A New Vision Of Africa Bring funky back … to the future The World of Wikis Real life–online P.C. Phone Home Using the Network Out of the Corporate Closet O.K. in H.R. A Handsome Reward Decision Time Will You Outlive Your Savings It’s A Family Reunion! Warning Signs Bottoms Up! Top 10 CITIES FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS 2007 Admitting when you’re wrong Now Read This: Creating Sticky Situations Achievers Know Best Are you a smart and happy shopper? Planning a budget-friendly vacation? Prosper With Innovative Business Ideas Double Take Riding High South African Heights Backtalk with Chris “Ludacris” Bridges Cleaning Up Black Communities Part 2 Cleaning Up Black America Part 3 Cleaning Up Black Communities Part 1 Pep Talk: Surviving A Setback Race Relations in America Part 1B Race Relations in America Part 1C Race in America, Pt. 2A Race Relations in America, Pt. 2B The Evolution Of Our Wealth-Building Mission Barack Obama for President? A Brand New Game Madison Research Sold Ceo finds new home at another drug co. Mary Winston leaves scholastic Cole Goes to Ebony Jerri devard resigns from verizon Dimensions International’s Big Deal Technical analysis Green Pastures Wall Street–the best address How to Become a Financial Planner Friends and Family Finding Fulfillment SMALL-BUSINESS Credit Card Use on the Rise Tomorrow’s TV Today Convert Videos Easily iPhone Do-It-Yourself Websites More Than Sea, Sand, and Sun Challenging The Status Quo Say Goodbye –If Only for a While Nobody’s Business Sweet Dreams Eyes Wide Open Where to Invest Now Time For Tech? The Chairman Speaks All That Glitters… Leaving the Fast Lane What’s the Point? April Showers Break in and stay in… Who should provide your auto financing? Feel the Power–Again No More Bankruptcy It’s Tax Time! mystery shopping Her Chemical Romance

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Wired For Success

Through unparalleled service to government agencies and groundbreaking joint ventures, Rodney Hunt has built RS Information Systems into a tech powerhouse

Rodney P. Hunt has a lot on his plate. His 14-year-old son, Bradley, has…

By Alan Hughes

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Desperate in Detroit

Black dealerships retune their businesses as consumer demands change

Few industries are as highly competitive as the automotive business. Changes in consumer demand…

By Cliff Hocker

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Million-Dollar Service

Catering to clients' needs has driven BMW of Sterling/Mini of Sterling to the front of the pack

Thomas A. Moorehead was one of the lucky ones. When BMW decided to build…

By Nicole Marie Richardson

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Battling to Bounce Back

After a tough year in the advertising game, could a shake-up be ahead among African American agencies?

“Black agencies need to explore new and different business models to better compete,” says…

By Wendy Harris

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Global Quest

At the helm of Advent Capital Management, Tracy Maitland prepares to take on worldwide competition

Sitting at a workstation on the trading room floor of Advent Capital Management L.L.C.,…

By Trevor Delaney

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Risk and Reward

Newest CEOs to join the BE 100S each answered the call to entrepreneurship

Nicely tanned and fresh from his Caribbean vacation, Harold F. Mills, the 36-year-old CEO…

By Nicole Marie Richardson

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Bob Johnson’s Second Act

Through a series of spectacular acquisitions and the creation of a new business empire, this billionaire entrepreneur is reinventing himself and reshaping black
business. He tells BE what drives him and what's next on the horizon.

Robert L. Johnson is always in search of the next big deal. In the…

By Derek T. Dingle

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The Big Payoff

Three budgeting commandments that can help couples live richly ever after

Talking about money is never easy, but mixing romance and finance makes it that…

By Sharon Epperson

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Debt Overload?

7 ways to pay it off, plus warning signs that youre in over your head

A tinge of desperation lingers in Melanye Moore’s voice when she speaks about her…

By Sheree Curry

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Taking the Mystery Out of Hedge Funds

What every investor needs to know about the risks and rewards

When the dollar amounts AT stake are in the billions, even trillions, it should…

By Steve Garmhausen

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25 Things You Need To Know

By adopting these vital skills, you can take your life to the ultimate level

What would it take to learn all you need to know in a lifetime?…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Madd Dad

One father's fight following a devastating loss

As the first male and minority national president of Mothers against Drunk Driving, Glynn…

By Letita M. Aaron

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A force of one

Effective planning requires self-analysis and focus

At first glance, it appears that Joseph A. Tucker Sr., president and CEO of…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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How To ‘Do You’

Tools from a hip-hop hero to help you succeed

Hip-hop and business mix very well; just ask Russell Simmons. The mogul took the…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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We Must Take Back Our Race

There is a plaque in my office that contains a quote by the great…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Wall Street Comes Uptown

Deal brings investment services to black-owned bank

New York-based Carver Federal Savings Bank and Merrill Lynch recently announced an alliance in…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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A Golden State Opportunity

Piedmont Investment Advisors snags investment from country's largest pension fund

Piedmont Investment Advisors L.L.C. is quickly moving up the ranks of the nation’s largest…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Robert Van Securities Acquires Strategic Partner

Purchase of Blaylock & Co. joins two black-owned heavyweights

Oakland, California-based Robert Van Securities Inc. (RVS), a broker dealer, recently acquired New York-City…

By Cliff Hocker

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Founder’s Song Silenced

Walter Turnbull gave Boys Choir of Harlem something to sing about

With his students singing everything from Bach to hip-hop and globetrotting from Harlem to…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Changing Lanes

Max Siegel to steer operation of Dale Earnhardt Inc.

Max Siegel, the new president of global operations for Dale Earnhardt Inc., a Mooresville, North…

By Wendy Isom

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The Evolution of Jay-Z

Hip-hop entrepreneur sells clothing line

Def Jam President and CEO Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter is redesigning his business empire. The…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Raven On Alert For Missing Children

Raven Transport Inc. is one of about 80 trucking and transportation firms chosen to…

By Glenn Townes

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Power Bracelets

The $125 Green Bracelet, the first piece from the Simmons Jewelry Co.’s Green Initiative…

By Kiara Ashanti

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Motor City Makeover

Black developer transforms Detroit waterfront

What was once an uninspiring view of several concrete silos will soon be a…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Med School to Open in Harlem

While many doctors shy away from underserved, minority communities, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine–New…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Street Signs

When does it make sense to unload a stock?

As the year began, it seemed like investors on Wall Street couldn’t have asked…

By Donald Jay Korn

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A Cautious First Step

Wall Street analyst Charles Payne says new investors should start with a few conservative picks

I cringe when I hear people say they know nothing about the stock market.”…

By Trevor Delaney

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Low On Fuel

Higher gas prices put the brakes on Cid Wilson's portfolio of auto parts retailers

When the cost of a gallon of gas began to average $3 last summer,…

By Nicole Lewis

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The Young And The Restless

Tips for the new crop of college grads on how to travel the road to wealth

It’s been just a few years since Stephen Holmes was among the Yellow Jackets…

By Karen Dean

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Avoiding the Tax Man

Be sure to assess the tax implications of your mutual fund investments

Now that tax season is over, are you kicking yourself for not having paid…

By Laura Egodigwe

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Time To Invest?

I am a 28-year-old college student with one more year left in my studies.…

By Trevor Delaney

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Through The Fire

Despite setbacks, spa owner Angela Black is in business and back on top

Angela Black had a slew of jobs since graduating from college. Initially, she worked…

By Stephanie Young

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Making faces, making money

Color Me Beautiful offers affordable, accessible kiosks

Crystal Findley’s eye for style is transforming women, not in America’s dressing rooms but…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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Growing Pains

JFG overcame staffing challenges to achieve success

Michael A. Johnson’s eight employees keep his company running like a well-oiled machine, but…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Making Sense Out Of Energy Deregulation

What small businesses need to know to cut back costs and boost their bottom lines

In the last four years, business owner Abby M. Locke has seen her electricity…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Internet Overdrive

Doc Chaney's Overweb3D.net breathes new life into Websites

In 2005, David “Doc” Chaney received the type of divine inspiration that kept him…

By Anthony Calypso

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Traveling light-years

World's most wired (and wireless) airports make travel a breeze

Free wireless is hard to find. It’s especially difficult at the airport, where rates…

By Fiona Haley

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Where’s my data?

Online backup solutions come of age

The nine-person team at Fair, Anderson & Langerman knows the value of protecting its…

By Bridget McCrea

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A Splash Of Color

Vibrant new imaging products from Canon, Epson, and Panasonic

When it comes to digital cameras more is better. But these days, consumers are…

By Dale Coachman

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Sounds Good

I am a classical musician and need an MP3 player that I can load…

By Dale Coachman

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Support At The Top

A seasoned professional knows how to motivate employees

A number of people on your team are happy and excited to come to…

By Laura Egodigwe

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Worth the Rrisk?

For quite some time now, I have been thinking about leaving my current employer.…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Considering Long-Term Care

Having the right insurance can protect your assets

For years, Richard Payne, a neurologist and cancer specialist who lives in Durham, North…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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New study shows debit card fees are costing consumers

It’s the day before payday and money’s tight, but that $5 latte is calling…

By Siobhan Leftwich

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Want Good Credit? Read On

Let’s face it: It’s easy to fall into credit card debt. Increasingly, those handy…

By Siobhan Leftwich

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Soothing Indulgence

Frazzled from a long commute and 10-hour workdays? Maybe it’s time to go relax…

By Siobhan Leftwich

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Cutting Costs

Four savvy ways to save on everyday items

Few things in life are free, but some products and services can be bought…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Dental Denial

My wife saw a dentist for a cleaning, and he wanted to do an…

By Tanisha A. Sykes

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Old Money

Numismatist David Neita finds value in rare coins

Preservation, rarity, and demand comprise the elusive criteria of coin collectors and dealers. “When…

By Sean Drakes

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ON a global fast track

An IT executive makes a cosmopolitan Swedish city her base

Michelle Greene was a service area manager for regional IS/IT at Sony Ericsson in…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Honoring A Renaissance Man

Scholar, actor, classically trained singer, writer, and activist Paul Robeson (1898—1976) made significant contributions…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Chock-Full Of Chocolate

There are only two of its gourmet chocolate boutiques on the planet: Paris and…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Write This Way

Namiki pens (www.namiki.com) are more than writing implements; in the Yukari Royale collection, each…

By Sonia Alleyne

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B.E. Honors Tinseltown’s Best

Hollywood power brokers gather in a celebration of business success

BLACK ENTERPRISE took an unabashed leap into Hollywood’s frenzied mix of pre-Oscar events to…

By Nicole Marie Richardson

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Backtalk with Lovie Smith

Lovie Smith knows football. With more than 25 years of experience and a passion for…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Black Men Benefit More From Marriage

Grooms report better finances and health than their brides

African American men are more likely to benefit from marriage than African American women,…

By Stephanie Young

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Feeling the Pinch

Interest rates are up, real estate is down, and black financial services firmsare caught in the middle

The topic of most financial conversations changed in early February. Suddenly, all that investors…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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Black American Haves and Have Nots

A discussion examining the class-wars in the Black community with panelists David Dent, Tia…

By Our World with BLACK ENTERPRISE

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Ghetto Nation

Roundtable discussion on the hop topics of the day with political consultant Walter Fields, author…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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Police & the Black Community

A discussion on police brutality in the Black community with panelists Sen. Eric Adams,…

By Our World with BLACK ENTERPRISE

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The Race for the White House 2008

A special reporter’s roundtable examines the 2008 presidential candidates. Panelists include George Curry, Ron Allen,…

By Our World with BLACK ENTERPRISE

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The New Great Migration

Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. These most basic and priceless birthrights of…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Will Presidential Debate Rise Above Race?

A candidate's color should have no bearing on his credentials

To win his party’s nomination, Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) will likely need to gain…

By George Alexander

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Firms Create $42 Billion Company

Atlanta Life acquires Jackson Securities to increase investment offerings

The merger of two of the nation’s oldest black-owned financial services companies has created…

By Aisha I. Jefferson

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Granite Broadcasting Goes Bankrupt

One of the largest black-owned media broadcasting companies in the country, Granite Broadcasting Corp.…

By Glenn Townes

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Naacp President Resigns

Tension between Bruce Gordon and the organization's board led to departure

After 19 months on the job, Bruce S. Gordon, a 61-year-old retired Verizon executive,…

By George Alexander

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Ford’s Savvy Political Move

Former Rep. Harold E. Ford Jr. of Tennessee has moved into corporate America as…

By Kiara Ashanti

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‘N’ Word Means Divide and Conquer

Blacks debate whether the epithet should be stricken from use

The use of the word “nigger” has the black community divided between activists calling…

By Brenda Porter

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Icv Sells Hilsinger

Investment firm nets more than 30% return on sale

Three years after acquiring Hilsinger Holdings, a leading provider of optical and ophthalmic products,…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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LOSING THE WAR ON WEIGHT

Obesity rates growing for African Americans

African Americans are steadily growing around the waistline. According to the national report Health,…

By Mashaun D. Simon

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Keep An Eye On Oil

Calvin H. Baker offers a range of large- and mid-cap stocks

As a managing director and senior portfolio manager at Brown Capital Management Inc. (No.…

By Rhonda Reynolds

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Media Matters

A biotech pick infects Bernard Beal's portfolio

When Bernard Beal, CEO of New York-based investment bank M. R. Beal & Co.…

By Sherie Holder

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Mortgage Crisis

Risky Home Loans Are Coming Home to Roost

They seemed like a godsend. As home prices went up and up during one…

By Chris Taylor

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Measuring fund Returns

Are you getting what you're paying for?

As an investor, “knowing what you don’t know” can be critical. But even if…

By Trevor Delaney

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Creating a CD Ladder

I have a modest amount saved that I’d like to put to work by…

By Trevor Delaney

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Think Big

Capture top returns with these large-cap mutual funds

Large-cap stocks have spent the last several years playing catch-up with their more popular…

By Steve Garmhausen

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Above And Beyond

Dedicated and determined, this year's nominees are true models of success

The mark of a good entrepreneur is being able to succeed in the face…

By Stephanie Young

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A New Vision Of Africa

Microsoft's chairman in Africa touts business opportunities on the continent

When talking about Africa, Cheick M. Diarra’s voice crackles with enthusiasm. He wants to…

By Anthony Calypso

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Bring funky back … to the future

These speakers are small in size, big in sound

Justin Timberlake claims to be bringing “sexy” back, but JBL Inc. may have already…

By Dale Coachman

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The World of Wikis

Online community changes the way we manage information

When people hear the word wiki, they usually think of Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia…

By Fiona Haley

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Real life–online

SecondLife.com takes Net communities one step beyond

The line between the real world and the virtual one keeps getting harder to…

By Anthony Calypso

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P.C. Phone Home

What is Internet telephony and what does it mean for me? Won’t it leave…

By Dale Coachman

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Using the Network

A savvy professional understands how the right connections can lead to a corner

BE: You’ve been in a manufacturing role, moved into information systems, then finance. You…

By Laura Egodigwe

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Out of the Corporate Closet

How African American gays and lesbians can gain ground in the workplace

When Melissa Theodore was looking for her first job out of college, she considered…

By Wendy Harris

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O.K. in H.R.

I am a 31-year-old recent graduate with a bachelor’s in organizational studies, and I’m…

By Sonia Alleyne

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A Handsome Reward

The Collins Family Completes Its Path To Financial Freedom

“We’re completing our journey from the pit to the palace,” says Samuel Collins III.…

By Laura Egodigwe

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Decision Time

Will Victoria Reddic be able to retire early and pay her daughter's college expenses?

Victoria Reddic is trying to avoid getting squeezed in a financial vise. The 50-year-old…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Will You Outlive Your Savings

How to make sure you're setting an adequate goal

Ramona Henderson Pearson wants her family to join an exclusive club with 9 million…

By Donald Jay Korn

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It’s A Family Reunion!

Heres your guide to planning the perfect gathering

When it comes to negotiating million-dollar construction deals, C. David Moody Jr., president and…

By Leslie E. Royal

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Warning Signs

More than 40% of blacks suffer from a cardiovascular condition. Knowing the risk factors and treatment options could keep you from becoming a statistic.

When R&B singer Gerald Levert died from a heart attack last year at the…

By Denise A. Campbell Laidler

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Bottoms Up!

With consumers craving soda substitutes, these entrepreneurs are serving up alternatives in the new-age beverage market:

For years, friends had raved about Calvita Frederick-Sowell’s homemade iced tea and urged her…

By Wendy Harris

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Top 10 CITIES FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS 2007

Our Readers And Editors Select The Best Places In Which To Live, Work, And Play

For most, living the good life includes high-paying jobs, affordable homes, a vibrant social…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Admitting when you’re wrong

Telling colleagues you've made a mistake is sometimes the best course of action

At some point in their careers, Most people will have to figure out how…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Now Read This: Creating Sticky Situations

The authors of 'Made to Stick' show how to find S.U.C.C.E.S.S. by knowing key elements of effective ideas

In Made To Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die (Random House; $24.95) authors…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Achievers Know Best

Invaluable strategies and wise words from those at the top

The path to success is not a secret. Those who have attained it are…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Are you a smart and happy shopper?

A new approach to retail satisfaction

“I view shopping as a sport. I experience and enjoy some type of physical…

By Kimberly Hamilton-Wright

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Planning a budget-friendly vacation?

These tips will help you get there

Planning their annual family vacation is something DawnDenise and Douglas Capers III of White…

By Angela P. Moore-Thorpe

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Prosper With Innovative Business Ideas

Website offers new twists on traditional ventures

It’s here. The panacea for idea-stumped entrepreneurs is gift-wrapped inside one booming Website (www.springwise.com).…

By Kimberly Hamilton-Wright

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Double Take

I’ve had an account with a credit card company since 1990. In September 2006,…

By Tanisha A. Sykes

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Riding High

A music executive gets back in the saddle

As Jaylaan Llewellyn affectionately strokes and pats her horse’s mane, spectators understand that such…

By Sonia Alleyne

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South African Heights

Economic growth continues to inspire the travel experience

After my 15-hour intercontinental flight from Atlanta to Johannesburg, in Delta’s Business Elite class,…

By Sean Drakes

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Backtalk with Chris “Ludacris” Bridges

Chris “Ludacris” Bridges has evolved from rapper to philanthropist to social activist. He met with…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Cleaning Up Black Communities Part 2

A special roundtable discusses the Don Imus debacle and the state of young Black America.…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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Cleaning Up Black America Part 3

A special roundtable discusses the Don Imus debacle and the state of young Black America.…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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Cleaning Up Black Communities Part 1

A special roundtable discusses the Don Imus debacle and the state of young Black…

By Our World with BLACK ENTERPRISE

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Pep Talk: Surviving A Setback

I’d been working on a manuscript for almost a year and a half. When my…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Race Relations in America Part 1B

A special roundtable looks at race relations in America. Panelists include Rev. Al Sharpton, President,…

By Our World with BLACK ENTERPRISE

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Race Relations in America Part 1C

A special roundtable looks at race relations in America. Panelists include Rev. Al Sharpton, President,…

By Our World with BLACK ENTERPRISE

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Race in America, Pt. 2A

Roundtable discussion examines “Race in America,” with Ellis Cose, contributing editor at Newsweek; Dr. Manning…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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Race Relations in America, Pt. 2B

Roundtable discussion examines “Race in America,” with Ellis Cose, contributing editor at Newsweek; Dr. Manning…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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The Evolution Of Our Wealth-Building Mission

When we launched the BLACK ENTERPRISE Black Wealth Initiative with our January 2000 issue,…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Barack Obama for President?

White House hopeful's biggest challenge will be introducing himself to Americans

In front of the Old State Capitol of Illinois where President Abraham Lincoln once…

By George Alexander

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A Brand New Game

Hank Aaron sells all but one of his auto dealerships but expands food franchise

After seven years in business, Hank L. Aaron Sr., CEO of the Hank Aaron…

By Tanisha A. Sykes

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Madison Research Sold

The Madison Research Corp. (No. 70 on the BE INDUSTRIAL/SERVICE 100 list: with $62…

By Glenn Townes

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Ceo finds new home at another drug co.

Bradley Sheares to lead Reliant Pharmaceuticals

Bradley T. Sheares was named CEO of Reliant Pharmaceuticals Inc. in Liberty Corner, New…

By Glenn Townes

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Mary Winston leaves scholastic

Mary Winston, 45, has resigned as Scholastic Corp.’s executive vice president and chief financial…

By Alexis McCombs

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Cole Goes to Ebony

Harriette Cole, editorial director of Uptown magazine and an editor of American Legacy Woman…

By Kiara Ashanti

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Jerri devard resigns from verizon

Jerri DeVard, senior vice president of marketing and brand management for Verizon Communications, has…

By Alexis McCombs

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Dimensions International’s Big Deal

Dimensions International (No. 35 on the BE INDUSTRIAL/SERVICE 100 list with $122.8 million in…

By Glenn Townes

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Technical analysis

Patrick Lyons sees potential in a few tech stocks

Tech stocks took a few hits in January as some leading names announced weaker…

By Steve Garmhausen

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Green Pastures

Isaac Green's picks proved to be fertile ground for investors

The words “core equity and fixed income” are melodic to Isaac H. Green, president…

By Rhonda Reynolds

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Wall Street–the best address

Why your home shouldn't anchor your retirement plan

The old saying is that, “there’s no place like home.” Yet from my view,…

By Mellody Hobson

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How to Become a Financial Planner

I would like to get into the financial planning field, but I’m not sure…

By Trevor Delaney

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Friends and Family

Two longtime friends combine forces to create a social work practice

For Rachelle “Shelly” Hutchinson and Vanessa Robinson-Dooley, it was only a matter of time…

By Stephanie Young

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Finding Fulfillment

If your inventory is outgrowing your storage space, it's time to consider a

It was nothing but a shell when Douglas and Keena Kelly laid eyes on…

By Stacy Gilliam

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SMALL-BUSINESS Credit Card Use on the Rise

Plastic debt is becoming popular, but is it a smart way to finance your enterprise?

You’re ready to launch your business. Your business plan is solid. You’ve done all…

By Robert Janis

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Tomorrow’s TV Today

Preston A. Davis leads ABC Networks' transition from analog to high-definition
broadcasts

Television stations have been in the midst of a transformation since Congress mandated February…

By Bridget McCrea

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Convert Videos Easily

Changing your old VHS tapes to DVDs is a snap

As a growing number of consumers adopt DVD technology, VHS is being rendered largely…

By Fiona Haley

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iPhone

Apple redefines what you can do with a mobile phone

All hail the new iPhone! The debut of Apple’s cell phone at the MacWorld…

By James C. Johnson

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Do-It-Yourself Websites

Would you let me know the name of a company that helps startups build…

By James C. Johnson

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More Than Sea, Sand, and Sun

A passionate executive uses culture to unify and economically empower a region

BE: Will Tempo do for the Caribbean what MTV has done for U.S. culture?
FM:…

By Laura Egodigwe

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Challenging The Status Quo

Karen Thompson-Yancey, senior director of enterprise portfolio management for HCA, says Mavericks at Work:…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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Say Goodbye –If Only for a While

How a sabbatical could save your career

Pat Harris, McDonald’s global chief diversity officer, is sold on sabbaticals. A 31-year veteran…

By Maureen Jenkins

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Nobody’s Business

I plan to submit my resignation at my current place of employment to accept…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Sweet Dreams

A few smart real estate deals have helped the Washingtons open a trio of ice cream parlors

Declaration of Financial Empowerment
From this day forward, I declare my vigilant and lifelong commitment
to…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash

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Eyes Wide Open

A newborn Son Prompts the Fleuriots to Create a Financial Plan

Baby carriages can be very expensive. That’s just one of the eyebrow-raising realities facing…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Where to Invest Now

The year started off with the economy sending mixed signals, so what can you expect for the rest of 2007?

Majuana Martin isn’t a novice when it comes to real estate. Ask her about…

By Chris Taylor

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Time For Tech?

As YouTube continues to generate buzz and Google trades at near $500 per share, the tech sector may be ready to regain market leadership

Investors who retreated to the sidelines following the dot-com bust, may soon want to…

By Donald Jay Korn

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The Chairman Speaks

One of the most powerful men in Washington, House Ways & Means Chair Charles Rangel, shares his views on the economy, tax policy, and building wealth

When the Democrats won majorities in the House and Senate in November’s mid-term elections,…

By Derek T. Dingle

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All That Glitters…

Four fine-jewelry professionals prove they have the mettle for the business

The world of jewelry is a vast one, with estimated sales of $61.9 billion…

By Sean Drakes

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Leaving the Fast Lane

Nationwide's Donna A. James made
it to the corner office. But a health scare forced her to question whether the price she paid was worth it.

Donna A. James was a successful professional with one objective in mind: to become…

By Sonia Alleyne

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What’s the Point?

Strategies to help you present a stellar argument to any jury

Two years ago, attorney Michael Z. Green led Texas Wesleyan University’s search committee to…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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April Showers

These motivational items will help you leap into spring

Whether you are at home, at work, or in the car, don’t miss a…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Break in and stay in…

I had a college radio show for three years, but breaking into the business…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Who should provide your auto financing?

By Jeff Fortson

Liss Maynard, a 37-year-old assistant principal from Douglasville, Georgia, wasn’t looking forward to the…

By Jeff Fortson

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Feel the Power–Again

Hundreds of women reconvene at BE's Women of Power Summit to talk about: professional goals and dreams and how to make them happen!

“Don’t try this at home,” said a senior executive who, infuriated with the way…

By Sonia Alleyne

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No More Bankruptcy

Once the debt is paid, here's how to regain your financial footing

After her husband’s death, Louise Tripplett found herself alone with four children, while bills…

By Kellie Tabron

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It’s Tax Time!

Some tips, tools, and advice to get you through this stressful season

While it’s prudent to engage in tax planning throughout the year, here are some…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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mystery shopping

I need advice on how to become a mystery shopper. I live in a…

By Tanisha A. Sykes

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Her Chemical Romance

Yvonne Adediji is "nosy" and L'Oral loves it!

“I had a passion for fragrances from an early age,” says Yvonne Anekwe Adediji,…

By Rhonda Reynolds

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Women of Power

Venus Williams

Watch Sonia Alleyne’s Interview with Venus Williams at This Year’s Women of Power Summit [Video]

Venus Williams was one of the featured speakers at this year’s Women of Power Summit.

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Women of Power: Pushing Past Fear To Make Your Next Career Move

At the Black Enterprise Women of Power summit, attendees learn how to push past fears…

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