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The New Rights Agenda

The Urban League is the latest to take aim at removing economic barriers from the pursuit of the American Dream

Are you among the current generation of African Americans who, while enjoying the rights…

By Roz Ayres-Williams

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8 Stocks To Bank On

Black Enterprise screen the market for coreholdings with potential for solid returns

Somewhere trading on the NASDAQ, NEW YORK OR American stock exchanges, hidden among the…

By James A. Anderson

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Recipe For Success

It takes more than a little love to make a prized family recipe a winning business. But with pluck, planning and plenty of persistence, it can be profitable.

Remember Grandma’s secret recipe for hot and spicy spaghetti sauce? Year after year, you…

By Wendy M. Beech

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5 Steps To Finding A Lawyer PART 2 OF A SERIES

Starting with the basics will help simplify your search

Finding a good lawyer is just like anything else–you’ve got to shop around. Most…

By Sandra R. Bell

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Seal Of Approval

New BBB service can help consumers weed out online scams

Wondering if a business that’s advertising a product or service online is really…

By Valerie Lynn Gray

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Travel On Loan

As vacation costs soar, travel vendors have begun offering loans or payment plans.…

By Ann Brown

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Sitting Pretty In Coach

To keep customers happy in the face of growing competition for low-fare carriers,…

By Valerie Lynn Gray

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The World Wide Web On A Shoestring Budget

Putting your company online doesn't have to be expensive

If you think setting up shop on the World Wide Web requires deep pockets…

By Cheryl Coward

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Coloring At Home

Your guide to the information superhighway Affordable new printer brings photo-quality images into the home

If color printing is what you need for either your home office or…

By Glenn Jeffers

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Premium Performance

Your financial advisorGive your vehicle the coverage it deserves

In our continued quest to give you tangible tips on making the most of…

By Lisa M. Hamilton

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Midwest Maneuvers

Your financial advisorMercantile's stock rises during buying spree

A year ago, when we recommended Mercantile Bancorp (NYSE: MTL), the St. Louis…

By James A. Anderson

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Patience Pays Off

Your financial advisor Contrarian investor Thomason always stays calm

It’s times like last summer when a cool temperament comes to the aid of…

By James A. Anderson

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Profiling The Black Investor

Your financial advisorA long-neglected market begs to be tapped

We’ve all seen evidence of African Americans’ collective spending power, if merely from the…

By Olayinka Fadahunsi

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Go For What You Know

Your financial advisorThe best stock picks are the ones you recognize

Getting a group of like-minded folks together to form an investment club is the…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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WHAT’S YOURS IS MINE

Your career strategistGet the most out of teamwork and team-based pay

As companies seek to empower employees, work teams have fast become the latest…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Controlling Employee Theft

Your business consultant Knowing the signs can help protect your company against pilfering workers

Employee theft is probably something you’d rather not think about, but here are…

By Deidra-Ann Parrish

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About To Go Bust?

You can turn your business around

If your company is in trouble, no one’s going to hold your hand…

By Sheryl E. Huggins

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GOOD PRESS IS ON THE RISE

Your business consultantLow start-up costs and fast returnscreate opportunities in public relations

With an ever-changing marketplace, well-planned, effective communication is critical to the success of today’s…

By Ann Brown

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Jewels And Tools For The Soho

Software to help grow your small office into a big business

Running a business from a SOHO (small office/home office) is no easy task. It…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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Businesses Get Help Going High-Tech

Your business consultant Microsoft and Compaq partner withSBA to introduce new technology program

Since 1991, the Small Business Administration’s Business Information Centers (BICs) have provided on-site counseling…

By Wendy M. Beech

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Stock Quotes Anytime, Anyplace

QuoteXpress delivers real-time quotes directly to your pager

Today’s merger and acquisition mania has left almost no quarter untouched. Banks, entertainment conglomerates…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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DVD Ushers In A New Era In File Storage

Your guide to the information superhighway Latest storage device promises tohold seven times as much data as CD-ROMs

Chances are, by now you’ve heard of DVD technology. Initially pushed as a consumer…

By Ron Evans

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Black Enterprise Online

blackenterprise.com

If you haven’t been to the Black Enterprise Web site in a while,…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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WISE WORDS

CHERYL D. BROUSSARD, AUTHOR, FINANCIAL ADVISOR AND PRINCIPAL AT PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA-BASED BROUSSARD…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Domestic Partners Benefit

Your career strategist

More employers are responding to today’s evolving “family” and bringing domestic partners under…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Taking Your Company Public

Raising money via the capital markets offersrewards as well as risks. Here's what to considerbefore making such a move.

After years of playing the lead role of entrepreneur, inventor, marketing guru or titan…

By James A. Anderson

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Freelance!

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Charlene Boudreaux was enjoying the fast-paced life of corporate finance until she was downsized…

By Karen Gutloff

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Electronic Commerce And The Future Of Money

Hello, How may I help you?Would you like to start a new transaction?As more methods of electronic commerce are developed, will we see the demise of cold hard cash?

Are you ready to live in a world where the sense of security proffered…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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Tour of corporate duty

Military veterans are entering the job marketin record numbers. Developing the right job-searchstrategy is key to a successful transition.

“My first job interview was scary,” admits Don Spears, a 30-year Navy veteran, who…

By Pamela McBride

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Taking The Mystery Out Of Buying African Art

Commanding record auction prices, art from the Motherland has grown in popularity and profitability.But how can you tell the authentic from the faux?

Art connoisseurs had an extraordinary opportunity last June when the largest collection of African…

By Judith Oringer

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Inside Leimert Park

Your professional and consumer lifestyle guideThis three-sq.-mile commercial center isan example of a community recycling its dollars

With its clean streets, well-kept homes, good schools and central location, Leimert Park is…

By Gil Robertson

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In Search Of Justice

Your professional and consumer lifestyle guideA study of race and the law in the United States

In the epilogue to In the Master of Color, his first volume on…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Keeping Fit On The Road

Great places to get a fabulousworkout when you're away on business

You’ve finally gotten into shape but constant business travel threatens to thwart your…

By Ann Brown

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Decoding A Plane Ticket

Your professional and consumer lifestyle guideThose letters and numbers really do mean something

If you’re like most people, reading a plane ticket is about as easy…

By Gil Robertson

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Dataline… Dataline… Dataline… Dataline… Dataline

The National Portrait Gallery (Eighth and F Sts. NW, Washington, D.C.; 202-357-2700) is…

By Ann Brown

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Sleeping With The Enemy

Hotel industry first target of NAACP payback initiative

Money talks. And when you represent some $200 million of it, you can be…

By Joyce Jones

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Well-Furnished In The Motor City

GM awards $50 million contract toblack-owned office furniture distributor

Talk about starting out on the fast track. Just weeks after Detroit- based…

By Joyce Kelly

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The Big Payback

Terry Manufacturing donates $100,000 worth of preferred stock to Morehouse College

Who says alumni don’t give back. At least not Morehouse College, which was…

By Tomika DePriest

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Oil Slick Revisited

Two more oil companies come under fire for racial discriminations

Does this sound familiar? A corporate oil giant is being sued for millions…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Positive Energy

Deregulation in the utility industrycould spell opportunity for entrepreneurs

When entrepreneur Ronald E. Russell served as a commissioner for the Michigan Public Service…

By Joyce Jones

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Jackie Robinson Goes Gold

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Jackie robinson breaking Major League Baseball’s…

By Eric L. Smith

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Riding The Technology Wave

Growing numbers of small business owners–particularly minority business owners–are optimistic about the future…

By Bevolyn Williams-Harold

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A King Of Copies

Your business consultant Office Evolutions markets Xerox equipment and supplies

After working for Xerox, the multibillion dollar copier company, for 13 years as…

By Lloyd Gite

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Dollars In Dirt

Your business consultantDeborah Sawyer clears the air and heftyprofits with environmental consulting firm

In the grimy business of toxic and hazardous waste management, rarely do you…

By Ann Brown

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Need Money Fast?

Your business consultantConvert accounts receivables to cash to finance your business

Your business is amassing an impressive list of clients and receivables are growing.…

By Sheryl E. Huggins

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Legal Backing

Q When do I need an employment attorney?
A You should build a relationship…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Surviving A Merger

Your career strategist How to make the cut and thrive after corporate matrimony

Welcome to the age of merger mania. In 1996, corporate mergers hit a record…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Networking Notebook

Black films in Mexico

The Black Filmmakers Foundation and UniWorld Group Inc. will resent the first annual…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Selling Million-Dollar Turf

Occupation: Real estate broker
Job description: Helps clients buy or sell real estate. Manages…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Lead The Way

Your career strategist

Since 1980, the Leadership Education And Development Program in Business (LEAD) has partnered…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Unspoken Rules

If the resounding thud of your head hitting the glass ceiling has become…

By Denolyn Carroll

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Running To Win

John W. Thompson leads the pack at IBM

In January, IBM’s John W. Thompson was handed a very big baton in what…

By Hal Karp

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Milestones Of The B.E. 100s

A look at a quarter-century of major events which shaped the growth of the nation's largest black-owned businesses

Whether they’ve used conservative or risky strategies, BLACK ENTERPRISE is proud to have chronicled the…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Marathon Men

These CEOs have led their companies to perennial status on the B.E. 100s list. Here are their predictions for the next quarter century.

Many businesses have made the BE 100s over the 25-year history of the list. Several…

By Marjorie Whigham-Desir

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Pursuing A Strategic Vision

B.E. 100s CEOs are focused on maintainingtheir competitive edge today, while positioningtheir companies for tomorrow's opportunities

The chief executives of the Black Enterprise 100s, the nation’s largest conglomerate of black-owned…

By Derek T. Dingle

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The Branding Of Bet

First, Robert Johnson created a black cable programming company. Then he took BET Holdings public. Now he has alliances with such major players as Microsoft. What will he do for an encore?

It seems appropriate that bet holdings inc. Is headquartered in Washington, D.C., Chocolate City.…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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Selling Into The Stratosphere

With an empire anchored by four of the covetedSaturn dealerships, Martin Automative Group CEO Cornelius Martin is flying rings around the competition

Growing up on a farm in greenville, kentucky, taught Cornelius Martin that hard work…

By Cassandra Hayes

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The Freshman Class Of ’97

This year's neophytes include an operator of convenience stores, a technical services contractorand a former football pro turned sausage magnate

Excuse their swagger. But breaking into an exclusive club such as the largest listing…

By Derek T. Dingle

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United We Stand

The cooperative economics of consolidatingresources is the trend helping black-ownedbanks capture new customers in new markets

It appears that black-owned financial institutions learned some significant lessons in 1996. The conservative…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Liberty And Profit For All

By stepping in when other banks gave up, Liberty Bank & Trust has created a profit centera profit center for Louisiana's black community

Alden J. Mcdonald Jr. has the look of a man being sold a bill…

By Eric L. Smith

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Now That The Smoke Has Cleared…

The year-long repositioning of Black investment banks has produced some unexpected winners andlosers. Here's how the new landscape shapes up.

Sunday evening, september 29: Napoleon Brandford III meets Muriel Siebert over dinner.
There is little…

By Yolonda Gault Caviness

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Sow Entrepreneurship Reap Employment

Black business growth over the last decade hasbeen substantial, but is it enough to change thelarger employment picture for African Americans?

Over the last several years, Nathaniel Goldston, CEO of Atlanta-based Gourmet Companies, has watched…

By Eric L. Smith

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First-Time Homebuyer’s Guide

The hurdles are high, but here aretips for making your first move your best

If you’re thinking of buying your first home, now’s the time. Housing starts are…

By Michelle Webb

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Breaking Into The Fashion Biz

It's an industry cloaked in glamour, yet black designers need more than just talent to thrive.

Internationally known fashion designer Jeffrey Banks knew as a child growing up in Washington,…

By Lloyd Gite

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Festival Time In Gambia

Your Professional and consumer lifestyle guide Twenty years after `Roots,' a country invites African Americans home

When Alex Haley wrote his best-selling novel, Roots, two decades ago this year, it…

By Lloyd Gite

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Choosing The Right Wine

Your professional and consumer lifestyle guide Take the confusion out of decidingwhat to bring to your next dinner party

When someone takes the time and effort to invite you into their home for…

By Herb Boyd

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Overseas Bargains

Think you’re getting a steal of a deal on that Rolex watch you…

By Ann Brown

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Spending $ Abroad

The advent of ATMs worldwide has made getting cash on the road easier.…

By Ann Brown

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Merrill Lynch Targets California For Growth

$77 million plan hopes to ignite stagnant neighborhoods in Los Angeles

Between the California Civil Rights Initiative, Gov. Pete Wilson and prevalent anti-affirmative action sentiment…

By Sherri McGee

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All Wired Up

Cable company plugs into five-year multimillion contract

Washington Cable Supply (No. 64 on the BE INDUSTRIAL/SERVICE 100 with sales of…

By Paula M. White

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A Rolling Stone…

Granite breaks into top 10 television market

At a cost of $175 million, Granite Broadcasting’s most recent purchase of the…

By Paula M. White

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Decked Out

BET dresses up with new apparel line

Not only can you watch Black Entertainment Television, but now, you can wear…

By Paula M. White

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Signs Of Prosperity In Louisville

Hopes are high that new bank andsupermarket will `empower' community

The Louisville, Kentucky, empowerment zone is touting the emergence of two new structures–a…

By Donnette Dunbar

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Home Run For Negro League?

Long overdue pension plan for players is in the works

Before players like Frank Thomas, Albert Belle and Ken Griffey Jr. I were…

By Cliff Hocker

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Capital Ideas For Small Business

Tax strategies could help provideneeded resources for minority firms

When the Republican revolution stormed the Capitol in 1994, Congressional Black Caucus member William…

By Joyce Jones

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Reading Is Still Fundamental

As the new millennium approaches, the corporate environment is becoming increasingly global, requiring…

By Bevolyn Williams-Harold

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And The Nominees Are….

Its time again for the B.E. Small Business Awards. Here's a look at this years candidates.

Armed with the theme “Entrepreneurial Strategies for the 21st Century,” the second annual BLACK…

By Wendy M. Beech

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A Soapy Success

Hi-tech car wash combinesCaribbean feel with quality service

Cabana Car Wash, 4993 W. Bellfort St., Houston, TX 77035;713-729-0400
When Effie Booker wanted…

By Lloyd Gite

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Soul Men

Niche marketing of black superheroes takes comic book company sales up, up and away

When Alonzo Washington introduced a black comic book, Original Man, to some Kansas…

By Wendy M. Beech

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On The Rebound

Rehiring former employees has itsperks--but be aware of the pitfalls

As you try to hone in on the ideal size of your company,…

By Deidra-Ann Parrish

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Pooling Community Dollars

A `susu' can mean money for your business

If you’re an aspiring entrepreneur or have been in business for less than…

By Sheryl E. Huggins

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Elite Club

Rise to the top with right business styles

Many books purport to teach you how to be entrepreneur. Joining the Entreprneurial…

By Sheryl E. Huggins

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Finding Software That Fits

Tips for choosing home office applications

The pieces are beginning to come together. Your office has become the picture-perfect…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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The Abcs Of ISPs

What you should know before choosing an Internet service provider

Everyone says you should be online, but how do you decide which Internet service…

By Rebecca Frances Rohan

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The 2000 Year Glitch

Will your computer be able to usher in the new millennium?

As the new millennium approaches, apocalyptic pundits have increased their predictions of our society’s…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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A Palm-Size Personal Assistant

U.S. Robotics' Pilot PDA keeps business travelers well connected

Created by the Palm Computing Division of US Robotics, the Pilot is what…

By Merlisa Lawrence Corbett

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Tips From A Professional Money Manager

There's nothing Lou Holland likes more than a good bargain

This month, BLACK ENTERPRISE launches a new column, Private Screening. In it, we’ll pick…

By James A. Anderson

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WISE WORDS

Now that AAA-rated municipal bonds are yielding as much as 5.25% with a…

By James A. Anderson

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Get Bonds Straight From The Source

Treasury bonds are cheaper direct from Uncle Sam

There’s no reason to hand money over to a middle man when you…

By James A. Anderson

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J&J Joins The Elite

A solid blue-chip performer

When BLACK ENTERPRISE recommended health care products maker Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) last…

By James A. Anderson

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Those Borrowing Blues

401(k) loans have their pitfalls

Borrowing against your 401 (k) can seem like the closest thing to a…

By Kelli D. Herd

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Choosing Your Allies

References play a major role in your job-hunting campaign

The last line of most resumes reads “References Furnished Upon Request,” but are…

By Cassandra Hayes

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The Price Of Technology

The demand for experienced information technology professionals continues to rise as well as…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Off Target

Q How can I sell myself during a job interview when the interviewers…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Money Talks

You've landed the job, now negotiate the salary you deserve

You just know this is the perfect job for you. You made it through…

By Denolyn Carroll

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Banking On An International Venture

Ellen Kountz Laupa cashed in on a career in Paris

For many Americans, the thought of emigrating to a foreign country can be intimidating.…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Ship It!

Whether buying or selling, there are ins and outs for importing or exporting in today's global marketplace

Since Marco Polo traveled his famed trading routes and Bedouins plied the fabled markets…

By Marjorie Whigham-Desir

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Business Opportunities In Jamaica

Long touted as a place of sun worship, this "Isle of Springs" also boasts a liberal business environment

It’s a familiar sight at most Jamaican families’ Sunday dinners: rice and peas, ox…

By Tonia L. Shakespeare

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Returns From The Motherland

Beyond the romantic notion of investing in Africa is the potential for breath-taking gains--but heart-breaking losses, as well.

Africa has been a conundrum for centuries. A continent steeped in natural resources, until…

By Judith Aidoo

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How To Succeed In Business Without Being White

Publisher Earl G. Graves gives Black Enterprisereaders an exclusive first look at the advice and experiences he shares in his new book

On a January morning in 1990, I arrived at my office and found a message…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Someone’s Knocking At The Door

Kenneth Chenault's appointment as president and COO of American Express threatens to shatter one ofthe final barriers to corporate America's top spot

A world of glass ceilings and sticky floors. That’s how one observer describes the…

By Eric L. Smith

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Gaining The Executive Edge

The push by graduate schools to draw in mid-career baby boomers has created rising enrollments in executive M.B.A. programs. Are they worth it?

After more than a decade as an electrical engineer, Phillip Hill was ready to…

By Terrence L. Johnson

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Relaxin’ To The Max

More African Americans are finding that active vacations are key to total relaxation, and what better place than the Caribbean?

You’re sitting at your desk, overwhelmed by meetings and deadlines. As you start your…

By Valerie Lynn Gray

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Choose A Debt Consolidator Carefully

Handing over your credit troubles to someone else could cost you

You’ve probably seen the ads that claim to consolidate your credit card debt with…

By Valerie Lynn Gray

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Could Experimental Drug Stop Strokes?

Treatment may be on horizon for African Americans

Administering a clot-dissolving experimental drug known as TPA (tissue plasminogen activator) directly into…

By Valerie Lynn Gray

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Closed For Business?

Here's what you can do when a company skips town with your money

Six weeks ago, you paid an $800 deposit to the XYZ Carpet Mart for…

By G. Emil Ward

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Dataline… Dataline… Dataline…

Some 1 million people will take part in the month-long Memphis In May…

By Ann Brown

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Stranded At The Airport?

You’re at the airport, all ready to check in, when suddenly, you’re told…

By Ann Brown

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Online Flight Bargains

Five major carriers now offer last-minute travel bargains, as much as 70%-80% off…

By Ann Brown

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End Of The Road For Black Expo Usa

Founder files for Chapter 7 citing increased competition and rising operating costs

In many cities, like Philadelphia, New York and Atlanta, Black Expo USA was an…

By Paula M. White

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Changing Of The Guard

Herman Russell steps down as company CEO

If R.K. Sehgal, the recently named CEO and vice chairman of H.J. Russell…

By Paula M. White

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Holland Buys Steelcase Dealership

Former Ben & Jerry's CEO looks forward to new adventure

Robert Holland Jr., former CEO of Waterbury, Vermont-based Ben & Jerry’s
Homemade Inc., recently…

By Eric L. Smith

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Leading The Way

How African American businesses can help alleviate unemployment for blacks

Last month, BLACK ENTERPRISE Board of Economist member, Thomas Boston proposed a plan that…

By Thomas Boston

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Adding Talent To The Sbc

New chairman could mean better atmosphere for small business owners

The Small Business Committee in the 104th Congress may be best remembered by…

By Joyce Jones

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Deal Fit For A King

Venture to publish Kings new writings could mean up to $5 million for…

By Eric L. Smith

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The Great Sports Mirage

In sports, seeing isn’t always believing. Despite the high number of African Americans…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Financing Your Personnel Handbook

When determining costs, consider printing consultant and attorney fees

Whether it’s done in-house or outsourced to an agency specializing in human resources, putting…

By Wendy M. Beech

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On The Road To Success

Careful research and observation drives small-town used car dealership to the top

The used car business may have a tarnished reputation in some people’s eyes,…

By Sheryl E. Huggins

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Plucking For Profits

Networking and consumer-friendly name helps fried chicken business thrive

Along Wu Hsing Street Market in Taipei, Taiwan, thousands of Chinese shoppers weave their…

By Scott Wade

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Getting A Business Loan

A professional approach can mean $$$ for your Business

No matter how creative a bootstrapper you are or how many investor “angels”…

By Sheryl E. Huggins

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Security Sweep

Products and services involving security provide booming sales for small business owners

Security is peace of mind. And those who provide it have been cashing in…

By Ann Brown

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Buying Wisely For Your Office

Choosing the right hardware to make your workplace a success

So you’ve found the right space for your home office: desk, chair, outlets, lighting,…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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PLANNING FOR COLLEGE COSTS

With fees approaching six digits, it's never too early to look at investment strategies that can lighten the tuition burden

Minutes after they finished taking their vows, Leslie and Dwayne Bond began sweating over…

By Terrence L. Johnson

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Keeping Your E-Mail Box Litter-Free

Put a stop to "spammers" and their annoying solicitations

Is your e-mail box full of clutter? If so, join the club. The…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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The World Wide Web. . . On A Tv Near You

The long-awaited Internet appliance offers the Net without the PC

Now playing in living rooms all across the country–the World Wide Web. Having proven…

By Marvin V. Greene

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How Suite It Is

Microsoft Office 97 comes in large and small sizes

Been looking for the perfect office suite for your business? Chances are, one of…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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In It To Win It For The Long Haul

Here are some final words on managing your investment club

Congratulations! If you have been faithfully following our series, then your club should be…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Intel Phenomenon

Good times continue for semiconductor maker

Trees don’t grow to the sky. What goes up must come down. Wall Street…

By James A. Anderson

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Refinancing Your Mortgage May Cost You

Think seriously before you opt for a home equity loan

These days, a second mortgage or home equity loan is touted as everything, from…

By Wendy C. Pelle

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Banking On A Comeback

With new initiatives and new leadership, Carver Federal pursues growth strategy

Late last year, it seemed as if Carver Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ: CARV) stock, company…

By Dwight Oestricher

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Did You Get The Message?

Business etiquette in the age of technology

Admit it. You sometimes read. the faxes addressed to colleagues as you wait…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Overseas Assignments On The Rise

Rising costs have not stopped an increasing number of American firms from sending…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Negotiating Deadlines

Q My boss constantly asks me to complete assignments in unrealistic
time frames. I’m…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Make Your First Impression Count

Tips on how to get the best from a job fair

Talk about working a room! Imagine you are at a career fair, in the…

By Audrey Arthur

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Scoring Big On The Small Screen

Robin Roberts turned her talent for sports into a career

Robin Roberts knows strategy. As a star athlete, she learned the importance of having…

By Hal Karp

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… And What For An Encore?

Is the stampede still on, or is the bull market soon to be corralled?

We’ve all got questions about the stock market in 1997. As two good years…

By James A. Anderson

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Wonder Women

These savvy sisters are facing formidable challenges in male-dominated professions--and winning.

It was a sunday afternoon last winter and snow was falling steadily as Shirley…

By Paula M. White

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1997 Black Enterprise Auto Guide

The latest in cars and auto trends for the new model year

While the truck theme–particularly the sport-utility arena–continues to expand, there is another automotive segment…

By Jay Koblenz

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A Fund Manager Is Born

Randall Eley ranked No. 1 on the "A" list of all U.S. equity managers last year, but can he duplicate that stellar performance managing Eugene Profit's new mutual fund?:

Suppose you decided to quit your job and start a mutual fund tomorrow and,…

By James A. Anderson

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Are You Being Taken For A Ride?

African American buyers spend more than anyone for new or used cars. Why are we getting "shafted"? Here's how to fight back.

In The Market For A New Or Used Car? You’d better be prepared. It…

By Marjorie Whigham-Desir

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Hawaiian Holiday

Renewed interest in this island paradise makes for an attractive and affordable vacation

Warm, tropical trade winds; rich, turquoise-blue seas; soft, sandy beaches and the fragrant scent…

By Marjorie Whigham-Desir

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Miles For Your Money

Thanks to new plans being offered by airlines and financial service companies, there…

By Ann Brown

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WISE WORDS

CAROL A. ROBINSON, TAX CONSULTANT AND PRESIDENT OF FASTAXINCOME TAX SERVICES INC. (800-211-5701),…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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The Good, The Bad, And The Average

A record number of folks jumped on the investment bandwagon in 1996 in search of '95's lofty gains. Last year was nearly as good, but '97 might prove to be a letdown.

It seemed that investors from new york city to Los Angeles were dancing in…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Corporate America’s Black Eye

The latest rash of corporate misconduct has triggered new battles over the corrosive effects of bias in the American workplace

Just take your pick. In the last several months, lofty multimillion-dollar corporations such as…

By Connie Aitcheson

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Bill Collector Blues

When payments are past due and collectors come calling--know your rights

Perhaps you’ve been through a tough period and have fallen behind on your credit…

By Valerie Lynn Gray

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Dataline… Dataline… Dataline… Dataline… Dataline

The Kennedy Center’s African Odyssey Festival in D.C., March 31-May 25, will feature…

By Ann Brown

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Port Scam?

That cruise you saw advertised for $2,000 in your local newspaper might actually…

By Ann Brown

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Corporate America’s Black Eye

The latest rash of corporate misconduct has triggered new battles over the corrosive effects of bias in the American workplace

Just take your pick. In the last several months, lofty multimillion-dollar corporations such as…

By Connie Aitcheson

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Entertaining The Inner City

Donzell Starks partners with Cineplex to bring movies to urban Chicago

Who says Magic Johnson has a lock on bringing movies to the inner…

By Joyce Kelly

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Women of Power

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Legacy Award Recipient, Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Helped Desegregate Schools

When it comes to pioneering women of the Civil Rights Movement, journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault still…

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BE Launches New Women of Power Website

We can hardly wait for the Women of Power Summit in March, and judging by all…

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