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How to Buy Black

Spending with economic self-help as a goal takes more than good intentions. Here are 14 strategies for conducting your own empowerment experiment

When Chicagoans John and Maggie Anderson made a pledge to spend all of their income…

By Maggie Anderson

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Small Business University–Making the Grade

“I had a great business plan, but I didn’t have a day-to-day plan,” says Lisa…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Building, Planting, and Moving Ahead

Three stocks that may raise investor optimism and return on investment

At Darda Financial Services L.L.C., a fee-based wealth management services firm in Winston-Salem, North Carolina,…

By Frank McCoy

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Résumé Workshop

How to effectively present your experience and skills to a prospective employer

In recent years, social media has presented a variety of opportunities for professionals to brand…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Black Enterprise and Dell ‘Small Business University’ Winner Puts Business Lessons to Good Use

The program helped her push her business forward.

Jackson used personal savings of $2,500 to cover startup costs for Web design, photography, marketing…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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More Than Talk

A seasoned TV professional focuses on longevity

When Lowe was contacted about the prospect of hosting The Better Show in 2007, the…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Winning Battles for Vetpreneurs

Returning GIs access capital and other support to grow thriving businesses on the homefront

“Military service itself is excellent preparation that provides many of the ingredients necessary for business…

By Cliff Hocker

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Backtalk with Randy Jackson

Diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 2003, Jackson, now 56, will discuss how he manages…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Holiday Treasures

For the connoisseurs, enthusiasts, and eclectic professionals on your list

1. Eco-friendly Essential
Stylish and environmentally chic, the A2B Metro e-bike by HeroEco ( provides a…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Playing on a New Court

Basketball legend Walt “Clyde” Frazier is developing his chops in the restaurant business

When Walt “Clyde” Frazier retired from the NBA in 1980, he had been living between…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Bountiful Careers in Agriculture

How four professionals found lucrative opportunities in a growing field

These are professional positions that cater to scientists, lawyers, and people with MBAs, with starting…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Don’t Run Out of Money in Retirement

5 tips to make sure you don’t fall short and outlive your savings

According to the Employee Benefit Research Institute, “early” baby boomers, meaning people 58 to 64,…

By LaToya M. Smith


Let’s Honor Our Troops With the Support They Deserve

Black Enterprise founder Earl G. Graves Sr., former Green Beret, says we must invest in veterans' success

Thousands of veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have either come home, or…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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The Value of Business Partnerships: 1+1=3

I urge us all to adapt, take calculated risks, and, most importantly, check our egos…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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5 Keys to an Effective Credit Report Dispute Letter

Here’s how to get your complaints addressed in a timely fashion

If you find a mistake on your credit report, a letter disputing the error should…

By Shandra Hill Smith

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In Memoriam: Dean of Black Economists Dr. Andrew F. Brimmer

The son of a sharecropper, the University of Washington graduate became a highly respected macroeconomist…

By Cliff Hocker

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The Real Cost of Adoption

It’s not cheap to adopt a child from a private agency. Here’s how to finance the growth of your family

Private agency adoptions can range anywhere from $5,000 to $40,000-plus, according to the U.S. Department…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Managing Safety

A former special agent transfers his skills to corporate security

Four months after graduating from St. John’s University in 1974 with a degree in criminal…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Escaping the Paycheck to Paycheck Life

Talisha White seeks to change behavior that will sabotage her financial future

“I shouldn’t be struggling,” admits White, who works as an office assistant for the chief…

By LaToya M. Smith

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EXCLUSIVE: Mitt Romney Talks Black Unemployment, Voters and Entrepreneurs

Republican presidential challenger details platform to strengthen nation’s economy

Although polls show that his support from African Americans is almost nil, the former Massachusetts…

By Derek T. Dingle

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How To

Apply to More Than 50 HBCUs at Once With the Common Black College Application

Students can apply to 52 of the more than 100 HBCUs by completing just one…

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Password Protect Your Flash Drive In Two Simple Steps

Flash drives, thumb drives, USB sticks: whatever you want to call them, they’re more than…

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