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Apocalypse Then

Lessons from the crash

Life teaches its lessons not during easy times, but during difficult ones. As distance runners…

By Mellody Hobson

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Spirit of France

A historic destination offers a course on its favorite drink

The Cognac region—birthplace of the esteemed brandy—resembles a page from a French novel: narrow cobblestone…

By Sean Drakes

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Boost Your Credit Score

A few simple steps can make a difference

Having the ability to obtain an affordable home loan is only one example of how…

By Lauren Lea

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A Natural Healer

The shelves at Sacred Vibes Apothecary hold a bounty of medicinal roots and herbs. On…

By Chana Garcia

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Pep Talk: Marketing an Independent Film

I recently directed and produced a short film. I have entered it into several independent…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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A Healing Touch

Growing up in the rural village of Lwala, Kenya, Milton and Frederick Ochieng’ were accustomed…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Talking Points: Obama’s Economy

When Barack Obama took the national stage as president on that bitterly cold day last…

By Alan Hughes

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The Legal Face of Diversity

A recent study underlines unresolved challenges for African Americans in the legal profession, causing organizations to advocate for improved diversity efforts

After practicing law for nearly eight years, by 2003, B. Seth Bryant had reached a…

By Brittany Hutson

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Since You Asked: How To Be A Stand-Out Job Candidate

What to do to raise your game against stiff competition

I’m a 24-year-old public relations professional who has been laid off for seven months. I’ve…

By Dale Coachman

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Psychological Strategies Can Push Performance

A recruiting executive learns to better assess changing organizational dynamics

“In a vastly diverse, global, and multicultural marketplace where all other factors are becoming increasingly…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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Living the Frugal Life

Chad and Wanda Lassiter know the value of a dollar

As a social worker, Philadelphia native Chad Dion Lassiter is used to encouraging people to…

By Glenn Townes

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Where To Invest In 2010

Expert market-watchers offer their outlook for the year ahead

Tea leaves, tarot cards, roots, potions, and Mattel’s Magic 8 Ball. If any of these…

By James A. Anderson

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BE Next: The New Generation of Risk-Takers and Dealmakers

Young entrepreneurs position themselves to dominate the business landscape

Black Enterprise considers those young entrepreneurs, corporate professionals, and technology innovators who range in age…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Reclaim Yourself

Last year was tough. Youve probably taken a beating emotionally and financially. As a new year unfolds, resolve to create a new you

Whatever crisis you’re dealing with, it’s just a point along the way to where you’re…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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New Attitude, New Generation

This issue signals the beginning of our 40th anniversary—and here, at black enterprise, we have…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Editors

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The Deal With Data Collection

A federal professional shares strategies for rolling out an extensive campaign

The decennial is a huge operation; it’s the largest domestic mobilization project that our country…

By Dale Coachman

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The Past Is Prologue

Charles Palmer uses synthetic interview technology to make knowledge come alive

How would you like to chat with Benjamin Franklin? Think it’s impossible? Not so, says…

By Dale Coachman

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Backtalk with Wyclef Jean

Growing up in Croix-de-Bouquets, Haiti, until the age of 9, Wyclef Jean’s music often sheds…

By LaToya M. Smith

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5 Ways to Reduce Debt

Start the new year on the right foot. These tips will show you how to lighten your financial load

In 2002, Kristen Tate decided that debt free was the way to be. With a…

By Leslie E. Royal

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High Hopes

Jason Gray aims to focus his goals and map out a wealth plan.

Jason Gray has big plans. He wants to be the first of his five siblings…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash

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A View to a Killer Business Model

Gen2Media helps companies add video to Web 2.0 marketing strategies

In the last three years, Web 2.0 technologies have brought innovations to the entrepreneurial and…

By Dale Coachman

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Reaching the Next Level

BE takes a look at the 2008 Financial Fitness contest winners to see if theyre closer to a secure financial future.

This year has been tough for almost everyone. Belts are tighter and wallets are opening…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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A Helping Hand

Major corporations are mentoring small businesses to become competitive suppliers

Margaret Garner, president of Broadway Consolidated Cos. Inc., a general contracting firm based in Chicago,…

By Brittany Hutson

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Who Wants to Be a Landlord?

Earlier this year, Jahmal Pullen and his wife, Angela, spent much of their spare time…

By Vicki Lee Parker

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Seeking the Sweet Spot

Ask any number of investors what they want out of a particular stock, bond, or…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Don’t Miss the Tech Stock Revival

Voice, video, and data are breathing new life into tech stocks. Richard Shaw identifies tomorrows winners

Which companies are positioned to prosper in the Internet’s latest voice, data, and video revolution.

By John Simons

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Backtalk with Justine Simmons

In an episode on the hit MTV reality show, Run’s House, Justine Simmons’ sons jokingly…

By Siobhan Dixon

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Hide & Seek

The first step in accessing capital is to identify internal cash

“Cash is always king,” says entrepreneur Robert L. Wallace. “If you have cash, it doesn’t…

By Maya Payne Smart

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Hunting Season

Five ways to position your company for Recovery Act dollars

As the economy continues to struggle, the federal government is working to dole out procurement…

By Brittany Hutson

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Phone Tag

Matt Carter moves Boost Mobile from a noncontender to a leader in its category by making all the right calls

In 2004, the “Where You At?” campaign distinguished Boost Mobile from other prepaid companies in…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Stress-Free Work Results

How a manager restores team morale during challenging times

Already familiar with managing a full plate,the ongoing economic crisis has created a more intense…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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Resilience and Recovery

Lisa Nichols helps you bounce back from a setback, no matter what

Resiliency—the ability to get back up after a setback knocks you down—is a trait we…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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The Difference Is President Obama

The battle cry that swept Obama into the White House was not “Yes, He Can”, but “Yes, We Can.”

As 2009 draws to a close, it’s safe to say that the year will be…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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In the Fast Lane

Despite the rocky economy, quick-service restaurants are holding their own. In the U.S., sales for…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Do You NO?

Theres some wear and tear involved in successfully launching a T-shirt company

Ten years ago, New Orleans resident Ayo Y. Scott and three college friends each put…

By Letita M. Aaron

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Get Off the Sidelines and Find Your Job

There isn’t a week that goes by that I don’t receive scores of phone calls…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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The Ex(pectation) Factor

Adjust your thinking and reduce disappointment

However one defines success—love, the freedom and ability to do as you choose, the path…

By Ayana Dixon

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Discover the Possibilities and Potential of Going Global

In our December 2008 issue, we published a special editorial package, “The Next Big Thing,”…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Editors

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Identity Theft on Campus

Protect your good name from thieves

You can’t prevent identity theft, but you can take precautions. Here are four ways to…

By Brittany Hutson

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How to Choose a Financial Planner

Professional advisers operate in a variety of ways and get paid differently too

The key to finding the right financial planner is to find a competent, qualified professional…

By Bridget McCrea

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Online Adventures

New Websites offer engaging travel logs and something special for African Americans

After a frustratingly tough economic year, the incentive to travel is inspiring, particularly with the…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Through New Doors

EMC's chief diversity officer says going beyond what's familiar could lead to your next opportunity

Jackie Glenn, chief diversity officer and senior director of human resources for EMC Corp., a…

By Brittany Hutson

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Social Networkers for Hire

Companies are increasingly looking to social media specialists to market their brand and connect with consumers

The last thing Aliya S. King expected to find in her inbox back in May…

By Brittany Hutson

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Giving at the Office

Tokens of appreciation bring holiday cheer

Office gifts to show appreciation and bring holiday cheer

By Sonia Alleyne

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The Bond Between Blacks & Latinos

A discussion on the relationship between Blacks & Latinos with panelists David Lamb, playwright; Maylene…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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Beyond Our Borders

It’s clear we no longer live in an American-centric society but in a global economy.…

By Dale Coachman

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Historical Election of Pres. Barack Obama, Part 1

An in-depth analysis of Pres. Barack Obama’s first year in office with panelists Michelle Bernard,…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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Historical Election of Pres. Barack Obama, Part 2

An in-depth analysis of Pres. Barack Obama’s first year in office with panelists Michelle Bernard,…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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Historical Election of Pres. Barack Obama, Part 3

An in-depth analysis of Pres. Barack Obama’s first year in office with panelists Michelle Bernard,…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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The Importance of Mentorship

A discussion on the power of mentorship in the Black community with panelists Phillip Banks,…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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2007 Women of Power Legacy Award Winner
Judith Jamison: Former Artistic Director, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Backtalk with Judith Jamison

Trailblazing choreographer discusses her barrier-breaking career

World renowned choreographer, dancer, and author Judith Jamison has broken many barriers in her career.…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Image Innovator

Public relations entrepreneur finds success by going against the grain

Unlike the many entrepreneurs who learn the ropes by working full time in their field…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Skepticism vs. Cynicism

While occasional doubt can lead to smart decisions, pure pessimism can block success

As president of The Franciscan Center, a Baltimore-based organization providing services to the poor, Karen…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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A New Agenda for Small Business?

No segment of American industry has been pummeled by the Great Recession more than minority…

By Derek T. Dingle

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The King of Commercial Real Estate

Victor MacFarlane Reigns Supreme in Americas gateway cities

Victor MacFarlane’s proudest business accomplishment isn’t his involvement in the grand, 80-story Time Warner Center…

By Alan Hughes

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Talkin Points: African Americans & Africans

What you need to know

What you need to know: African Americans and Africans; racial profiling on the rise; and…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Managing Diabetes

One professional learns that her diabetes diagnosis is not a death sentence, but a disease where she can alter the outcome with proper diet and exercise

Karen Chambers, the director of product development for IMAN Cosmetics in New York City—and an…

By Dale Coachman

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Talking Points

Minority Female Firms Outpace All Others
Businesses owned by minority women are growing faster than those…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Embrace Technology to Boost Your Company’s Productivity

If you haven’t noticed, the brave new, digital world has arrived. All I have to…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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Healthcare Reform Is Up to All of Us

Any plan I sign must include an insurance exchange: a one-stop shopping marketplace where you…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Another Web Revolution?

In 2000, as the dot-com bubble was experiencing its last burst, black enterprise assessed how…

By Dale Coachman

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Banking on (Small) Business

Big companies leverage social networking to build customer base

Connecting small business owners and entrepreneurs, financial institutions are leveraging the social networking platform. …

By Renita Burns

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Money Matters

Unusual places to find small business funding in a challenging environment

Securing capital remains a difficult feat for most entrepreneurs. And with banks keeping the purse…

By Bridget McCrea

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Making Changes

Richard Battles adjusts his finances after retiring from the military

Richard Battles created a lifetime of memories during his 20-year Naval career. He lived in…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash

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Uplifting the Next Generation

Thirteen years ago, Larry Quick realized there was a growing need for a place where…

By Dale Coachman

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Finding Love Online

A look at the rise of Internet dating among African Americans with panelists Ladawn Black,…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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Motor City Overhaul

When Black Enterprise announced its decision to have its 2009 Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo in…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Editors

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Can Detroit Be Saved?

The Motor City struggles to rise from the ashes of economic depression and reinvent itself as a center for entrepreneurship and industry

Detroit is known by many names: The D, Motor City, and Motown, among others. But…

By Alan Hughes

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Getting Connected In Tough Times

LinkedIn helps members tap into their professional network

Although networkers and jobseekers are flocking to LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com) in droves, author and motivational speaker…

By Sandra Beckwith

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The Controversy of Good Hair, Part 1

An inside look into the talk of good hair vs. bad hair in the Black…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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The Controversy of Good Hair, Part 2

An inside look into the talk of good hair vs. bad hair in the Black…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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The Master Builder Strikes Again!

If the flames that forge successful, resilient enterprises are the fires of adversity and contention,…

By Alan Hughes

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Black Athletes as Role Models, Part 1

A discussion on Black athletes taking their place as role models with panelists Stephen A.…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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Black Athletes as Role Models, Part 2

A discussion on Black athletes taking their place as role models with panelists Stephen A.…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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Are You Properly Insured?

Five steps to determine the right amount of life insurance coverage

Pushing a pencil to add up just how much life insurance you need isn’t easy.…

By James A. Anderson

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How to Prepare for Any Crisis

Georgetown University teaches leadership

Following the collapse of Wall Street, the swell in national unemployment, and the meltdown of…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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How to Close the Savings Gap

What business and government can do to address racial disparities in retirement investing

When it comes to retirement savings plans, African Americans and Hispanics participate less often, contribute…

By Mellody Hobson

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Hitting the High Notes

Renowned music director shares what it takes to succeed in the creative arts

Contemporary musical director, Ray Chew, talks about his long career as musical director of the…

By Benice Atufunwa

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This Old House

The pros and cons of buying foreclosures and short sale properties

Compelling as they may sound, foreclosures and short sales can present unique challenges.

By Bridget McCrea

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Get an Online Radio Show

Seven steps to creating a successful program

Online shows are seeing a surge in popularity thanks in part to two heavyweights: Live365.com…

By David Hudson

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Learning the New Rules of Today’s Job Market

The current economic crisis has forced college students to think strategically about career options. Most…

By Lauren Lea

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Stick With Your Core Values in Good Times and Bad

Although some economists claim the recession is over, it certainly doesn’t feel like it for…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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Publish, Not Perish

Sites help DIY entrepreneur/authors get their words out

With an increasing number of sophisticated and professional online services, ordinary entrepreneurs can now create…

By Dale Coachman

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Tribute to a Titan of Public Service

The above scripture was often quoted by Sen. Robert F. Kennedy to his children, to…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Breast Cancer Survivors

A fathers diagnosis helps spare his daughters life and together they learn how knowing their familys medical history would save others

Arnaldo Silva gave his daughter Vanessa the gift of life twice, the second time by…

By Dale Coachman

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Backtalk with Wendy Williams

Radio Hall of Fame inductee and best-selling author takes a stand against youth violence

Radio personality Wendy Williams talked to black enterprise about her passion to reduce youth violence…

By Renita Burns

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Knockout Branding Techniques

Former champ turned multi-venture entrepreneur hits the right target

George Foreman’s name USED to be synonymous only with heavyweight boxing, but since hanging up…

By Bridget N. Armstrong

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The Department of Transportation

Rail programs among the business opportunities at the agency

Belinda P. Coleman neither paves streets nor
builds bridges, but her company does serve as…

By Simone Richards

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Step It Up

A young shoe designer creates a custom strategy

After leaving corporate America to follow her passion for embellishing and designing shoes, Candra Palmer…

By Maya Payne Smart

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Sunny Side Up

Gordon Johnson, alternative energy analyst at Hapoalim Securities, sees a bright future for a handful of solar energy stocks

The solar technology industry is a hot field (pun intended) that’s generating plenty of buzz…

By John Simons

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All Star Advice

Financial Planners, investment gurus, realtors, tax advisers, and insurance agents share their best advicein their own words

Now that the world’s economic outlook appears less gloomy than in months past, black enterprise…

By Renita Burns

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Decisions, Decisions

Be firm in tackling indecisiveness

Indecisiveness can be attributed to fear and conflicting messages, but life and career coaches can…

By Ayana Dixon

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Survivor’s Guilt?

Being successful and a good friend are not mutually exclusive. Dont let success ruin your relationships

While everyone around you is getting pink slips, don’t let guilt and anxiety ruin your…

By Kenrya Rankin Naasel

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Rethink Your Retirement Plan

What you can learn from expert makeovers of real-life retirement savings strategies

There are few guarantees in life—especially when it comes to planning for your golden years.…

By Donald Jay Korn

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A Diversity Focus for the Armed Forces

The U.S. Military attempts to address advancement concerns of African American personnel

When President Harry S. Truman signed into effect Executive Order 9981 in 1948, he envisioned…

By Simone Richards

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Balancing Act

Shelly Robertson works to maintain financial health

After Shelly Robertson’s nine-year marriage ended in 2006, she quickly adjusted her lifestyle. As part…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Investing in the Future

Larry and Brenda Breland's savings plan funded their retirement andput their kids through college

Educating young minds for some 30 years is no small feat. But it was a…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Race & Politics, Part 1

A special Reporter’s Roundtable examines hot button issues surrounding the Obama administration with panelists Pamela…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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Race & Politics, Part 2

A special Reporter’s Roundtable examines hot button issues surrounding the Obama administration with panelists Pamela…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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Race & Politics, Part 3

A special Reporter’s Roundtable examines hot button issues surrounding the Obama administration with panelists Pamela…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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Get Ready for Recovery

Channing Capital Management CEO urges investors to jump back into the market

This is a good time to be looking at your portfolio in the context of…

By John Simons

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Talking Points

What you need to know now

Face of the Uninsured
The United States spends more than any other nation in the world…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Finding Financials

Bank, brokerage, and insurance stocks are pariahs these days. But many avoided danger. Heres some to consider

The recent economic meltdown started with the implosion of a handful of big banks and…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Ovarian Cancer: Risks & Facts

The Facts
– Occurs in 1 in 72 women
– About 10% of ovarian cancer cases are…

By Shahdai Richardson

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Black Power in Great Britain

A media executive presents a list of the best and brightest British professionals

A former lawyer-turned journalist-turned-media executive created the Powerlist, a compilation of 100 black business, political,…

By Benice Atufunwa

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Fruits of Whose Labor?

Minority businesses worry they may be overlooked when stimulus contracts get doled out

Black entrepreneurs say tracking stimulus dollars will improve minority business participation in federally funded projects.

By Joyce Jones

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College Students Wanted

Sodexos recruitment efforts for recent grads bring a competitive edge to its bottom line

Angelique Nelson is a recent college graduate with a job. She was hired as a…

By Shahdai Richardson

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Could this Be a Good Year for New Graduates?

The economy may be dismal but your job search doesnt have to be. There are still jobs availableheres how you can land one

For nearly a year, Alex Easley, 22, researched, pursued, and interviewed with companies such as…

By Simone Richards

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Energy Efficient

A global HR auto exec believes organizational effectiveness is necessary for growth and is a constant work in progress

Stephanie Dawkins, senior vice president of AB Volvo is regarded as one of the top…

By Benice Atufunwa

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Bits & Bytes

Tech entrepreneur works to change the look of her company and outlook of her clients

Information technology consulting firm trains staff to reinforce relevance and reliability.

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Shop Green!

Link to environmentally safe products on the Web

With some research you can easily incorporate eco-friendly products into every aspect of your life.…

By Lauren Lea

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The Naked Truth

Helplessness doesn't have to hinder you

Although one cannot always alleviate emotions in times of distress, there are ways to combat…

By Bridget N. Armstrong

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Save Money on Healthcare Costs

Stay healthyand wealthyby using these cost-cutting moves

In May and June of this year, Alisa Toney took her 22-month-old daughter, Camille, to…

By Leslie E. Royal

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What You Sow

Organization helps girls envision an empowering future

In an effort to help teenage girls blossom where they are, Terri J. Brown launched…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Taking Challenges to the Mat

Michelle Barge really does bend over backwards to reach her goalsand help her clients reach theirs

After Michelle Barge was laid off from a job as director of marketing and merchandising…

By chrisena_coleman

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The New iPhone 3GS and You

A slew of business apps are available

Against the older iPhone and the PalmPre, the iPhone 3GS is a solid improvement.

By David Hudson

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All in the Family

As more GenXers care for aging parents, creative planning can help beat high costs

Five years ago Jan Bryant found herself in the sandwich generation—those who are furthering their…

By James A. Anderson

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Add A Little SaaS to Your Business

New York-based Wakeman Agency soars with on-demand applications

On-Demand Applications such as “cloud computing” and “software as a service” help small businesses work…

By Dale Coachman

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Refashioning the Familiar

Candace S. Matthews updates the Amway brand and sales force while fine-tuning its global message

Amway’s Candace S. Matthews was able to update a brand and enhance its global presence.

By Sonia Alleyne

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When the Tough Get Going

What you need to learn about conquering economic hardship from a homeless man turned millionaire

“There is no plan B for passion,” Chris Gardner ­­­writes in his new book, Start…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Insurance Lapse

Small business owners still find it difficult to offer healthcare packages

As the Congressional debate over healthcare reform persists, small business owners are left to fend…

By Simone Richards

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20 Recession Resistant Franchises

Promising picks to choose fromeven in this economy

By the time Doni Pitchford told anyone what she had done, it was too late.…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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When the Killer Is Not So Silent

Ovarian cancer was long thought to be asymptomatic and mostly a threat to older white women. One survivor learned the hard way that there's no such thing as a typical victim

For Chana Garcia, being healthy used to mean fitting in a lunchtime workout at the…

By Chana Garcia

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Negotiating in a Volatile World

When South Korea President Lee Myung-bak came to the United States earlier this week, he…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Getting on Track

Tyvi Small works to improve his financial discipline

Tyvi Small is pursuing a doctorate in higher education administration. But when it comes to…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Empowering the Black Community

John and Maggie Anderson experiment with buying black for an entire year

John and Maggie Anderson are hoping to start a movement. Through their Website, the suburban…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Backtalk with Boris Kodjoe & Nicole Ari Parker

Actors share how their daughter's spina bifida changed their lives

Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker share how their daughter’s condition has changed their lives,…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Financial Desperation Can Derail Your Retirement Plan

I have never been a fan of the old saying, “Desperate times call for desperate…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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Use Social Media to Enhance Face-to-Face Networking

MySpace. Facebook. Blogs. It seems like only yesterday these were just incomprehensible sounds mixed into…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Our Historic Flight on Air Force One with President Obama

On July 16, I gained a rare opportunity to participate in American history. On that…

By Derek T. Dingle

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The Contender

Billions of dollars are available in government contracting. Are you ready to do business?

During these times of economic duress, there’s actually room for growth—you just have to know…

By Brittany Hutson

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Continuing Education

Kristan Murray boosts her income by earning a master's degree

A recent study by the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that master’s degree recipients earn…

By Donnell Suggs

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Preparing for the Future

Jason and Carol Wooden are expecting a bundle of joy. Will they be able to quit their day jobs early and enter semiretirement?

Herb White, a certified financial planner and founder of Life Certain Wealth Strategies in Denver,…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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America’s Top Corporate Counsels

How these legal eagles protect and advance the nation's largest companies

Corporate America is under siege. In addition to the harsh economic climate and relentless global…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Five Ways to Cut Wedding Costs

Your big day can look like a million buckswithout the huge price tag

When Aubrey Whitten and Major LeGrand started pricing their wedding options, they got sticker shock.

By Alisa Gumbs

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Clear the Way

The power and purpose behind developing a vision board

To take her career to the next level, Lindsey C. Holmes decided to create a…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Team Spirit

In this environment, it may be hard to figure out which employees are coping better—those…

By Brittany Hutson

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A Unique Consumer Market

Study reveals African immigrants may be an attractive, lucrative segment

Traditionally, marketers see black people as a monolithic group. Few studies examine black diversity in…

By Brittany Hutson

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Authentic Networking

How you can build and maximize your contacts in todays economy while remaining genuine

How strong is your network? If you’re planning on a change in employment status, voluntarily…

By Brittany Hutson

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Lessons in Leadership

A seasoned executive shares a proven philosophy for any environment and culture

Today, it’s becoming more common to see corporate professionals running nonprofits. What in your corporate…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Microsoft Hopes to Elevate America

Program provides vouchers for tech training, certification

Microsoft’s Elevate America to offer free technology training for up to 2 million people over…

By Dale Coachman

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Let’s Talk Money

Social networking sites focus on personal, business finances

For those too terrified to look at retirement accounts, a group of chatty (and free)…

By Sandra Beckwith

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How to Work for the Federal Government

As the largest employer in the country (excluding the U.S. Postal Service), the federal government…

By Benice Atufunwa

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2009 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo

Everything you missed!

Highlights from the 2009 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo

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Entrepreneurs Conference: No Excuses

Everything you need to know now!

More than 1,000 professionals, business owners, and aspiring entrepreneurs ventured to Detroit for the 2009…

By Black Enterprise

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Can You Hear Me Now?

Morningstar analyst Imari Love gives the 411 on international telecom stocks

Imari Love keeps his eye on as an international telecommunications analyst for Chicago-based investment research…

By John Simons

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Have No Fear

TIPS offer a way to hedge against inflation

Perhaps you’ve noticed recently that the investment landscape has been long on turbulence and short…

By James A. Anderson

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College Finance 101: A Crash Course for Parents

Deciding on a college because of its generous financial aid offer is one strategy parents…

By Robin White Goode

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African Americans Love to Tweet

What you need to know

Twitter is the leader of the pack among African American social networkers, according to a…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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In the Spirit

Great tastes, cool packaging, and a spot to indulge. Here are summer suggestions for toasting the good life

Brian Duncan and his business partners Dan Sachs and Executive Chef John Caputo offer a…

By Sonia Alleyne

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REGISTER NOW: Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit’s 10th Anniversary

It will be a landmark year for the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit in…

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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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