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Steering Thru the Skid Backtalk with Earvin “Magic” Johnson I Am Black Enterprise. Are You? Rewriting the Financial Playbook Global Diversity Ranks Last Enter to Win $2,000 Backtalk with Antoine Fuqua Let It Flow Food for the Journey Pep Talk: Jumpstarting a Career as Makeup Artist Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals Hot Biotechnology Areas and Jobs Making a Case for Business Law Since You Asked: How to Find a Good Headhunter Building Alliances on the Job Cyberwise They’ve Got the Beat Green Is Good Taking on Tomorrow When Identity Theft Hits Close to Home Ask Your Advocate Does God Have a Place in Your Portfolio? Money Matters: Will Withdrawing Cause More Hardship? Who’s in Your Wallet? In Search of Small Wonders Don’t Just Get Mad—Get Involved! Talking Points The Transformers Building a Model Business Following Her Heart The Walking Wounded Don’t Walk Away Financial Challenge Journey to the Long Jump Pep Talk: Getting Support for Social Networking Venture Alternating Current Ask Your Advocate: Protecting Your Identity While Shopping Money Matters: Managing Retirement Accounts Reinvention Required Buying Retail Taking It to the Next Level Higher Learning Find the True Meaning of Green Since You Asked: Transitioning Into a New Career Get Ready for the New Normal A Profile In Courage Giving New Thought to Funding Talking Points: Stock Market Rise & Fall After Inaugural Years Green Power Savvy Solutions: Stepping Out into the Footwear Industry Branding From the Inside Out E-mail Is Dead…Long Live E-mail! Cyberwise: How to Choose an E-Reader Catch the International Flight Calling on a New Generation of Giants Countdown to Reform? Ten Cool Products to Give Your Business a Boost Overlooked Tax Breaks To Save and Protect Lessons From Her Father Drafting a Financial Plan Backtalk with Gloria Reuben A New Economic Agenda for Black America The Protector Building Paradise Lost in Emotions? The Best Places to Stash Your Cash A Selective Solution Eunice Johnson, Co-founder of Ebony Magazine Recipe for Success Delta Air Lines Launches New Online Tool for Diverse Suppliers Ask Your Advocate: How To Get Your Unclaimed Tax Refund Pioneering Businessman and Politician Percy E. Sutton Family Ties No Business Without Technology Talking Points: UNCF Colleges More Affordable Than Their Peers Savvy Solutions: Jumping Into the Toy Industry A Better Way to Work Changing for the Better? Overcoming Gender Differences Since You Asked: How to Break Into Marketing The 20-Bucket System A Tech Makeover Story Investing Rules for Women Green Credit Cards First Independence’s Sweet Song of Growth Where The Jobs Are: Information Technology Money Matters: College Savings Vehicles Color Me Bold Building Wealth A Classic Closet Pep Talk: Multitasking to Achieve Your Goals Investing Lessons From a Billionaire Cents and Sensibility Iconic Figures Today: Will They Make Black History Month Tomorrow? One For All The Best Offense: Defensive Investing Team Player Green Investing Avoid Multitasking Madness Natural Solutions Backtalk with Robert L. Satcher Jr. Backtalk with Gwen Ifill Staying on Track Blacks on Broadway President Obama One Year Later Pt. 1 President Obama One Year Later Pt. 2 President Obama One Year Later Pt. 3 Financial Illiteracy Will Make Us a Permanent Underclass Cyberwise: How Do I Protect My Photos on the Web? Money Matters: Preparing for Retirement Savvy Solutions: How to Get Paid as a Consultant Keeping It Real Since You Asked: Finding a Job in Medical Billing Redefining Global Business Talking Points: The Case for Entrepreneurial Parity Ask Your Advocate: Can Unemployment Lead to Bankruptcy? Healthcare Jobs Galore Webinar Wonder 75 Most Powerful Women In Business Unduplicated Success A Woman’s Guide to Managing Money When Should You Refinance? Saying It With Style Satchel Sassy Defensive Driving How’s Your HEART? Savvy Solutions: When It’s A Good Idea to Self-Publish Adding Up the Numbers Pep Talk: How to Acquire Nonprofit Status Accelerated Assistance The Boomerang Effect Super Savers The Bare Essentials Taking Advantage of Takeovers How to Get Your Property Taxes Lowered A Woman’s Guide to Money Management A Perfect Resting Place From One Company to Another Charting The Growth Industries Organize Your Life Approach the Right Strategy With B-to-B Letting Go In the Black Backtalk with Anika Noni Rose Taking the Reins of Opportunity Money Matters: Should I Ditch My Home? The Paths to Power Uncoventional Wisdom Get a Jump on the Tax Man

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Steering Thru the Skid

Outworking the competition through determination and management prowess, Walter Douglas and his sons have positioned their dealership

Spring comes to the Detroit metropolitan area later than most parts of the country and…

By Alan Hughes

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Backtalk with Earvin “Magic” Johnson

The entrepreneur and NBA Hall of Famer talks about the mindset necessary to build real wealth

It’s been 14 years since Earvin “Magic” Johnson has donned his No. 32 purple and…

By LaToya M. Smith

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I Am Black Enterprise. Are You?

When's the last time you checked out Black Enterprise? You might be surprised at what you find.

Are you on the rise in your company? Have you started a successful one of…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE

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Rewriting the Financial Playbook

Pro athlete turned corporate executive Malcolm Johnson is on his game in helping his family prosper

Malcolm Johnson has had a good handle on his money since retiring seven years ago…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Global Diversity Ranks Last

Report exposes the most essential requirements for leadership success. Guess what�s at the bottom of the list?

As we embark on a new decade, a number of factors have reshaped the business…

By Brittany Hutson

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Enter to Win $2,000

Every month, Black Enterprise selects individuals to showcase and pay $2,000 cash! You could be next.

Thank you for choosing to enter Black Enterprise’s Financial Fitness Contest. Your interest…

By B. Jahdy Lancelot

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Backtalk with Antoine Fuqua

Director shares his motivation for launching his film program for Brooklyn youth

Film director Antoine Fuqua is one of a handful of black directors who makes action/suspense…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Let It Flow

Celebrity designer Angela Dean offers a look for all women

Her understanding that style is as much about comfort and fluidity as it is about…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Food for the Journey

Culinary arts teacher�s cooking lessons transcend the kitchen

For students in Wilma W. Stephenson’s culinary arts classes at Frankford High School in Philadelphia,…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Pep Talk: Jumpstarting a Career as Makeup Artist

Strategic planning, experience a must in the industry

I’ve been dreaming of a career in the fashion world as a makeup artist, but…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals

How you can get involved with the life sciences of the 21st century

There are many opportunities across disciplines in the fields of biotechnology and pharmaceuticals.

By Brittany Hutson

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Hot Biotechnology Areas and Jobs

Biotechnology is a broad sector. Although it is commonly associated with researching and developing products…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Editors

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Making a Case for Business Law

At a time when it is critical for companies to determine value in every operational…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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Since You Asked: How to Find a Good Headhunter

I’m seeking trusted sources to help me in my career search, particularly headhunters who help…

By Dale Coachman

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Building Alliances on the Job

A finance executive explains how the only way to advance your career is with a well-cultivated network

Strong alliances can be career differentiators for strong performers. A strong performer without the alliances…

By Dale Coachman

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Cyberwise

There is a lot of talk on social media sites about diversity in technology and…

By Dale Coachman

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They’ve Got the Beat

Nashville�s Beat Kangz delivers cutting-edge technology to the electronic music industry

When it comes to innovation and creativity, hip-hop has had its share of converts and…

By Sonya Donaldson

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Green Is Good

By now, we’re all familiar with the Apple-inspired mantra, “There’s an app for that.” But…

By Dale Coachman

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Taking on Tomorrow

Our 2010 nominees revved up during the recovery to snatch success

Few small business owners managed to exceed expectations during the recession and subsequent recovery this…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Editors

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When Identity Theft Hits Close to Home

What to do when a family member steals your identity

Imagine if when you were a child, one of your parents opened a few credit…

By Renita Burns

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Ask Your Advocate

I try to take advantage of deals when I go shopping and compare prices. But…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Does God Have a Place in Your Portfolio?

A growing number of ETFs and mutual funds attempt to appeal to religious investors

What’s God got to do with investing? Increasingly, quite a bit.

By Sheryl Nance-Nash

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Money Matters: Will Withdrawing Cause More Hardship?

I’d like to make a hardship withdrawal from my Fidelity 401(k). How much will I…

By John Simons

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Who’s in Your Wallet?

New money management Websites offer convenience, but safety is a concern

Sites like Mint.com, Wesabe.com, and Buxfer.com tout their ability to let you handle everything from…

By Bridget McCrea

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In Search of Small Wonders

Portfolio manager Kempton Ingersol makes a case for his favorite small-cap stocks

Kempton Ingersol’s job is considerably more fun than the average portfolio manager. Ingersol, who is…

By John Simons

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Don’t Just Get Mad—Get Involved!

We must not become so cynical that we opt out of our fundamental duty to engage in the political process

You don’t like what’s happening? You can change it with your vote, or with e-mails…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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First there were the Greatest and Silent generations. Then came baby boomers and Generation X. Now we have Millennials, or people born after 1980. They are more ethnically and racially diverse than older generations, less religious, and may be on track to become the most educated generation in U.S. history. That thirst for education is evident with data showing college enrollment of 18- to 24-year-olds is at an all-time high, according to the Pew Research Center."

Talking Points

Based on 2007 data, the most recent available, single black women have just a fraction…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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The Transformers

Tech-, science-, & math-savvy young professionals inject innovation and reset the system

On the cusp of change and with the ability to embrace technological advances as fast…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Building a Model Business

Despite a tough economy, Gail Warrior ensures the success of her construction company

For any woman, breaking into an industry dominated by men is tough. But when you’re…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Following Her Heart

Tracie Alexander goes back to school to fulfill her dream and boost her income potential

Many people dream of making a living doing what they love. However, earning a self-sustaining…

By Dale Coachman

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The Walking Wounded

Depression is a debilitating medical condition that affects blacks as it does no other group. Left unchecked it can affect much more than your mood—it can ruin your health

Depression is more intense than the normal feelings of sadness or loneliness that everyone experiences…

By Denise A. Campbell Laidler

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Don’t Walk Away

Weigh the pros and cons before you walk away from your home

Until recently, owning a home was the wealth-building move. These days, many homeowners are contending…

By Tara-Nicholle Nelson

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Financial Challenge

Single mom Sophonia Hardaway attempts to balance �competing goals

Sophonia Hardaway saves for her daughter’s ­college education as a way to honor her own…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Journey to the Long Jump

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

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

By Sonia Alleyne

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Pep Talk: Getting Support for Social Networking Venture

How to capture your niche

I created an empowerment organization and social networking site for plus-size women in 2006, but…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Alternating Current

Entrepreneur changed directions to help grow her electrical business

When Yolanda M. Mitchell was a teenager, her friends had typical interests like fashion and…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Ask Your Advocate: Protecting Your Identity While Shopping

Know your rights when asked for ID

When I pay for an item with a credit card, sometimes I’m asked to show…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Money Matters: Managing Retirement Accounts

I have a few retirement accounts set up. Can you provide me with a list…

By John Simons

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Reinvention Required

Handle unforeseen change with confidence and smarts

Thomas Venable Jr. loved his job as a senior graphic Web designer. The e-mail marketing…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Buying Retail

Analyst Liz Dunn identifies merchants that are boosting their consumer (and investor) appeal

If you want to know how the American shopper feels from one month to the…

By John Simons

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Taking It to the Next Level

A leading career expert offers advice for female career development and advancement

In her latest book, Career GPS: Strategies for Women Navigating the New Corporate Landscape (Amistad;…

By Dale Coachman

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Higher Learning

Research presents several factors that can lead to increased graduation rates for black men

By 2020, President Barack Obama envisions America leading the world in producing college graduates; however,…

By Brittany Hutson

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Find the True Meaning of Green

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

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

By Bridget McCrea

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Since You Asked: Transitioning Into a New Career

Finding the best strategy to make the leap

I’m looking to make a career change within the next two years. I’m very interested…

By Dale Coachman

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Get Ready for the New Normal

The financial crisis will have lasting effects��most of them positive

In the aftermath of the economic crisis, a number of financial pundits are spreading fear…

By Mellody Hobson

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A Profile In Courage

What you can learn from one woman�s legal victory over the IRS

An audit notice from the Internal Revenue Service can send shivers down the spine of…

By Renita Burns

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Giving New Thought to Funding

Philanthropic executive discusses Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

With the U.S. in the thro es of a national recession, demands for social services have…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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Talking Points: Stock Market Rise & Fall After Inaugural Years

Stocks, as measured by the S&P 500 Index, posted a gain of 23.5% in the…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Green Power

How to find your next opportunity in energy

The need for alternative energy sources as well as the importance of energy conservation and…

By Shahdai Richardson

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Savvy Solutions: Stepping Out into the Footwear Industry

Custom shoe designer Candra Palmer offers advice

I have been sketching shoe designs and would like to begin producing a shoe line.…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Branding From the Inside Out

An insurance professional sells internally first to get bottom-line results

When one thinks of building a brand, they automatically assume that the brand is for…

By Benice Atufunwa

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E-mail Is Dead…Long Live E-mail!

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

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

By Dale Coachman

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Cyberwise: How to Choose an E-Reader

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

By Dale Coachman

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Catch the International Flight

More Americans are investing in emerging markets abroad. Here's how your money can thrive, too.

First, the good news. The stock market crash of 2008 lasted through March 9, 2009,…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Calling on a New Generation of Giants

Calling on the next generation of black leaders and courageous visionaries

I’m calling on the next generation of black leaders and courageous visionaries, dedicated soldiers in…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Countdown to Reform?

Small business owners continue to struggle with employee health benefits as the healthcare bill hangs in the balance.

While the rush continues for Congress to deliver a cohesive healthcare reform bill, small…

By Brittany Hutson

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Ten Cool Products to Give Your Business a Boost

10 cool products to give your business a boost

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

By Dale Coachman

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Overlooked Tax Breaks

Don�t miss out on tax credits you might be eligible for.

Though you have three years to file an amended return if you missed out on…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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To Save and Protect

Answers to the 10 most commonly asked questions about taxes and estate planning

Tax planning and estate planning are important—especially for women. Since 80% of married women will…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Editors

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Lessons From Her Father

Kimberly Allman learned savvy savings at an early age

It’s no surprise that 30-year-old Kimberly Allman has her finances in order. Her parents’ guidance…

By Jason Evers Roberson

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Drafting a Financial Plan

Dion and Sherrunda Adkins aim to build a solid future for their family

Dion and Sherrunda Adkins both grew up in families that struggled financially. “In our family…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash

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Backtalk with Gloria Reuben

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

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

By LaToya M. Smith

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A New Economic Agenda for Black America

President Obama sets a new economic agenda

President Obama Recently hit the reset button on his presidency with a renewed emphasis on…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Editors

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The Protector

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

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

By Dale Coachman

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Building Paradise

Include these three strategies in the foundation of your success

Fleeing famine and communism in Ethiopia, Tadiwos Belete came to America in the 1980s for…

By Kingsley Kanu Jr.

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Lost in Emotions?

Gain better control by managing your feelings

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

By Ayana Dixon

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The Best Places to Stash Your Cash

What�s the most advantageous vehicle for your emergency money?

Financial advisers constantly recommend this basic principle of fiscal management: Maintain an emergency cash fund…

By Donald Jay Korn

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A Selective Solution

Exclusivity helps a natural haircare system grow

Jane Carter has spent more than 20 years styling hair as a salon owner and…

By Maya Payne Smart

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Eunice Johnson, Co-founder of Ebony Magazine

Sixty-five years after the inception of the world’s largest black-owned publishing empire, Eunice Johnson, co-founder…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Recipe for Success

Copreneurs blend their knowledge and resources to produce $20 million company

It did not take long for Angela Cauley and Ian Blount to concoct an alluring…

By Renita Burns

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Delta Air Lines Launches New Online Tool for Diverse Suppliers

Delta seeks to increase its partnership with vendors through the launch of a new Web-based technology.

Delta Air Lines is seeking to increase its partnership with suppliers through the launch of…

By Brittany Hutson

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Ask Your Advocate: How To Get Your Unclaimed Tax Refund

How do I find unclaimed money?

I’ve moved a lot over the last five years and I sometimes don’t fill out…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Pioneering Businessman and Politician Percy E. Sutton

Paying homage to Percy E. Sutton

Percy E. Sutton never met a challenge too great for his boundless energy and intrepid…

By Renita Burns

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Family Ties

How three generations of one family work together to build a financial legacy

Avery Allen isn’t your typical 12-year-old. Unlike most of his peers, he doesn’t see his…

By Bridget McCrea

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No Business Without Technology

You can�t credibly start any business today without having a strong online presence.

I received an e-mail recently from a pair of intrepid college graduates seeking my advice…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Talking Points: UNCF Colleges More Affordable Than Their Peers

The 39 HBCUs that are members of the UNCF cost less than comparable institutions.

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Savvy Solutions: Jumping Into the Toy Industry

The business of play

I have created a board game. I’ve gone to a variety of toy and board…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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A Better Way to Work

Ten cool products to give your business a boost

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

By Dale Coachman

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Changing for the Better?

Small Business Administration to strengthen its 8(a) program

For the first time in several years, the Small Business Administration has conducted a comprehensive…

By Joyce Jones

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Overcoming Gender Differences

A new report adds a different perspective to the glass ceiling discussion

As women of color continue to make strides in the workforce, the rate at which…

By Brittany Hutson

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Since You Asked: How to Break Into Marketing

Externships could be a key to changing professions

I recently completed my undergraduate degree in business marketing at 38 years of age. I’ve…

By Dale Coachman

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The 20-Bucket System

A nonprofit professional learns to streamline organizational leadership

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

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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A Tech Makeover Story

Three entrepreneurs tell Black Enterprise how they are using technology to renovate their businesses in a tough year�and reaping the rewards.

Last year was no cakewalk for many Americans: The fallout from the near collapse of…

By Dale Coachman

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Investing Rules for Women

These tips will make your money grow

Sure, investing can be intimidating. And if you’re averse to what can appear to be…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Green Credit Cards

Is an environmentally conscious credit card right for you?

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

By Leslie E. Royal

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First Independence’s Sweet Song of Growth

With lucrative opportunities in �mortgage lending, Donald Davis plays a �profitable tune for his Detroit-based bank

For more than three decades, Donald Davis played the six string, performing on an array…

By Alan Hughes

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Where The Jobs Are: Information Technology

How and why IT jobs will dominate the 21st century

In 1992, when Rebecca Williams began working as a paralegal, she had every intention of…

By Brittany Hutson

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Money Matters: College Savings Vehicles

Sending a nephew to college

Last December, I became the primary caregiver of my late sister’s 5-year-old son. I’m currently…

By John Simons

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Color Me Bold

Jewelry designer paints a daring sense of style

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

By Alisa Gumbs

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Building Wealth

Ebony Smith seeks the tools to increase her net worth

Ebony Smith says losing her job was a blessing in disguise. In 2008, the former…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash

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A Classic Closet

Michelle Rose makes vintage shopping fashionably affordable.

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

By Sonia Alleyne

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Pep Talk: Multitasking to Achieve Your Goals

How to manage your daily life while starting a business

I’ve always dreamed of opening a clothing boutique. With low overheard, I’ve launched it online.…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Investing Lessons From a Billionaire

Mega-investor Michael Lee-Chin espouses a unique philosophy

It’s one of the most basic ideas in investing: Diversify and spread risk along various…

By Alan Hughes

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Cents and Sensibility

Steve and Pamela Cromity teach their children about saving, spending, and giving

Steve and Pamela Cromity possess all the trappings of upper-middle-class comfort. But the key to…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Iconic Figures Today: Will They Make Black History Month Tomorrow?

On this special on-location edition of Our World, we discuss “Black History Month: Is it…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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One For All

With strategic partnering, entrepreneurs hunker down together

In November 2008 Jenkins invited a group of designers that are regularly carried in The…

By Ayana Dixon

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The Best Offense: Defensive Investing

You don�t have to be a billionaire to use hedge fund tactics in your portfolio

Why do wealthy investors and institutions pay millions of dollars in admission fees to get…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Team Player

How a marketing professional leverages in-house collaborations to grow business objectives

Collaboration between key departments, or key stakeholders, allows for creative, out-of-the-box solutions to business objectives.…

By Sean Drakes

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Green Investing

Money manager Isaac Green's advice on where to put your money as the economy recovers

In the dot-com-crazed ’90s, a good number of investment firms chased big returns by employing…

By Alan Hughes

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Avoid Multitasking Madness

Three tips to overcome feeling overwhelmed

The unwillingness to slow down may be one of the biggest reasons why we struggle…

By Kingsley Kanu Jr.

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Natural Solutions

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

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

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Backtalk with Robert L. Satcher Jr.

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

By LaToya M. Smith

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Backtalk with Gwen Ifill

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

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Staying on Track

Dasha Lundy seeks to establish a strong financial foundation-with or without a mate

Like mother, like daughter. And that’s just fine by Dasha Lundy. Her mother taught her…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash

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Blacks on Broadway

A Roundtable discussion looks at the barriers that African Americans face getting on stage with…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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President Obama One Year Later Pt. 1

A look at the one-year anniversary of Barack Obama as President of the United States.…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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President Obama One Year Later Pt. 2

A look at the one-year anniversary of Barack Obama as President of the United States.…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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President Obama One Year Later Pt. 3

A look at the one-year anniversary of Barack Obama as President of the United States.…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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Financial Illiteracy Will Make Us a Permanent Underclass

These days, I’ve become increasingly alarmed by the growing pattern of recklessness and neglect that…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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Cyberwise: How Do I Protect My Photos on the Web?

Avoid having your work stolen

I have a simple question: I am an amateur photographer and would like to display…

By Dale Coachman

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Money Matters: Preparing for Retirement

Ask yourself key questions to reveal how best to structure your investments

I’m 61 years old and would like to retire in seven years. I have…

By John Simons

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Savvy Solutions: How to Get Paid as a Consultant

Establishing (and sticking to) a pricing strategy is key

I presented a marketing proposal to a company where I formerly interned. We are into…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Keeping It Real

African American-owned companies look to change the face (and space) of virtual reality

There’s been a lot of talk lately about virtual reality and augmented reality. For most,…

By Dale Coachman

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Since You Asked: Finding a Job in Medical Billing

To land a position, be specific about what you're looking for

I’ve worked in medical laboratories for more than 30 years. I left my last job…

By Dale Coachman

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Redefining Global Business

Learning strategic tools for international business

In his new role as director of the applICAtion platform service line in the Worldwide…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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Talking Points: The Case for Entrepreneurial Parity

Also: U.S. image lifted, flu vaccinations nixed

The Minority Business Development Agency, a branch of the U.S. Department of Commerce, is on…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE

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Ask Your Advocate: Can Unemployment Lead to Bankruptcy?

I’ve been unemployed for the last six months, and I’ve spent most of my emergency…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Healthcare Jobs Galore

An aging population and new initiatives bode well for employment in this industry

Whitney Goldsberry wasn’t surprised to land a healthcare job within two weeks of receiving her…

By Benice Atufunwa

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Webinar Wonder

When done well, online seminars can indirectly boost your business and your brand

Webinars offer small business owners a platform to market themselves as an authority, strengthen their…

By Brittany Hutson

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LIST_75WOMEN

75 Most Powerful Women In Business

From technology to finance, these professionals are changing global business

What does it take to be named one of Black Enterprise’s 75 Most Powerful Women…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Unduplicated Success

Ursula M. Burns makes history as the first African American woman to head Xerox

In July 2009, Ursula M. Burns was named CEO of Xerox Corp., becoming not only…

By Sonia Alleyne

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A Woman’s Guide to Managing Money

Different life stages, different financial needs. Whatever your situation here’s what you need to know…

By Chris Taylor

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When Should You Refinance?

How to know when it�s time to apply for new mortgage terms

When 32-year-old James W. Johnson of Raleigh, North Carolina, bought his first home five years…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Saying It With Style

Aaron Potts designs high-fashion note cards

As many opt for the ease and simplicity of e-cards, there’s no denying that sending…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Satchel Sassy

Siedah Garrett bags a whole new direction in style

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

By Sonia Alleyne

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Defensive Driving

Bill Perkins positions his dealerships to survive the auto industry wreckage

“What am I going to do?” That was the first thought that ran through Bill…

By Alan Hughes

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How’s Your HEART?

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

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

By Dale Coachman

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Savvy Solutions: When It’s A Good Idea to Self-Publish

Great resources for aspiring book authors

I’ve been trying to print a children’s book. I don’t want to do the traditional…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Adding Up the Numbers

Study reveals that African Americans have long been underrepresented in the tax profession; however, there is plenty of opportunity to get involved

Glenn R. Carrington, national tax director for client services at Ernst & Young L.L.P., is…

By Brittany Hutson

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Pep Talk: How to Acquire Nonprofit Status

I throw benefit concerts every month for different organizations in need. I’m currently working on…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Accelerated Assistance

Business incubators step in where start ups fall short

For a start up, the first few years of life are most critical. It’s a…

By Margarette Burnette

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The Boomerang Effect

Movie character inspires one man to promote change in the advertising industry

Early last year, the NAACP, in conjunction with Washington, D.C.-based law firm Mehri & Skalet,…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Super Savers

Derick Pearson and Felecia Hatcher and committed to building their nest egg

Newlyweds Derick Pearson and Felecia Hatcher are first-rate savers. Pearson was raised in a large…

By Dale Coachman

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The Bare Essentials

Investment strategist Douglas Coe believes no portfolio should be without oil, gold, and healthcare

At its heart, stock investing is about owning a piece of a business whose potential…

By John Simons

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Taking Advantage of Takeovers

How investors can benefit from an expected boom in mergers and acquisitions

When stocks rise, corporate takeovers usually aren’t far behind. Those takeovers can generate profits for…

By Donald Jay Korn

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How to Get Your Property Taxes Lowered

If there was a way you could save $3,500 with 30 minutes’ worth of effort,…

By Tara-Nicholle Nelson

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A Woman’s Guide to Money Management

Now is the time to plan your financial future

Creating a financial plan should be on everyone’s to-do list. Financial planning is not solely…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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A Perfect Resting Place

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

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

By Sonia Alleyne

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From One Company to Another

Catapult to the next level with profitable business-to-business relationships

When sisters Eve Lane and Holly Lane-Mixon launched Zebra Lane on a shoestring budget in…

By Emerald S. Morrow

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Charting The Growth Industries

Where to begin your search for employment

This is our kickoff of a yearlong series on where the jobs are.

By Brittany Hutson

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Organize Your Life

Mobile apps help users keep it simple

Anyone using a smartphone already knows how great it is to have everything you want…

By David Hudson

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Approach the Right Strategy With B-to-B

How to effectively transition into profitable business-to-business

One opportunity entrepreneurs should consider when revising or creating a new business plan is making…

By Emerald S. Morrow

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Letting Go

Expanding management team allows CEO to lead

When corporate downsizing resulted in a job change from manufacturing supervisor to security guard, Mary…

By Maya Payne Smart

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In the Black

A budget-savvy executive advises on staying competitive in an economic crunch

In three years as vice president of distribution, J. Phillip Holloman, President & COO of…

By Laura Egodigwe

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Backtalk with Anika Noni Rose

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

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

By Ed Gordon

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Taking the Reins of Opportunity

Whether you view the fact that in 2010 we are still celebrating major firsts in…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Money Matters: Should I Ditch My Home?

Maintain your mortgage payments (if you can) even if you're "underwater"

I don’t have equity in the home I bought three years ago. When is it…

By John Simons

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The Paths to Power

It all began in 1980, when an 19-year-old Ursula Burns walked through the doors of…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Editors

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Uncoventional Wisdom

How good a stock picker is Quintano Downes? The 13-year Wall Street veteran equities trader…

By John Simons

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Get a Jump on the Tax Man

As the clock strikes midnight on Jan. 1, it will also usher in the start…

By Renita Burns

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Women of Power

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On the Move: Jocelyn Allen to Lead GM Diversity Efforts; Chicago Defender Gets First Female Exec Editor

Both General Motors and the Chicago Defender appoint female power players to top leadership positions.

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Meet Dariany Santana, Co-Host of Women of Power TV

Model and actress Dariany Santana is one of the hosts of Women of Power TV.…

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