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The Winner’s Circle A Perfect Fit A Natural Progression Moving the Numbers Darryl Strawberry Opens Up Negotiating What You Want Rules of Engagement What’s In A Brand? Why Talent Matters Most Be Financially Fit! The Secret to Their Success 5 Ways to Build Your Budget College-Educated Blacks Hardest Hit by Unemployment Black Girls 50% More Likely to Be Bulimic Than White Girls Grad Rates Higher for Black Athletes Black Colleges Graduating Fewer Students Surviving the Storm Small Is Beautiful A Perfect Fit The Dropout Epidemic: A Crisis of Human Capital A Commitment to Self-Preservation Backtalk with James Pickens Jr. Top Talent Need Apply The Globetrotter Sky’s the Limit Taming A Wild Economy I’m No Fortuneteller 40 Best Companies For Diversity: Where the Jobs Are School Daze Dividends: The Gift That Keeps Giving Stocks for the Long Run Talking Points Here Comes the Wedding Day A Bird in the Hand Get Back on the Road Through the Fire Breaking The (Glass) Concrete Ceiling Preparing Our Sons for the Game of Life Staying Ahead of the Curve The Strong­—and Smart—Survive What President Obama’s Economic Agenda Means for You In Perfect Alignment Mr. (or Mrs.) Fix It Helping Hands Funny Business Here Comes the Wedding Day Boost the Value of Your Home Dying for the Promise of Perfection Pursuing the American Dream A Frugal Family State of Black America, Part 2A State of Black America, Part 2B State of Black America, Part 2C Heading Back to the Big Easy Resistance to Changing the Status Quo Tech Tool News for ’09 State of Black America, Part 1A State of Black America, Part 1B State of Black America, Part 1C Obama’s First 100 Days, Part 1 Obama’s First 100 Days, Part 2 Obama’s First 100 Days, Part 3 Penny-pinching and Prudent Encouragement for New Entrepreneurs Teaching Our Kids the Financial Facts of Life Purpose in Your Passion A Walk on the Tech Side The Art—and Health Benefits—of a Dance A Good Time to Break Into Banks? Backtalk with Randy Moss How to Sell Your Home in a Down Market Backtalk with Jill Scott Staying Focused on Best Practices Many Happy Returns Teaching Our Kids the Financial Facts of Life The Young & The Restless A Passion for Giving A Passion for Giving The Big Payback Land of Opportunity New York Is Open for Business Many Happy Returns Hard Lessons in Home Economics What’s Your Next Move? Business Without Borders A Penny Saved I Will Survive Positive Performance: 2009 B.E. Small Business Award Nominees Keeping the Brand Sacred The Angst of Acquisition Dealing With a Large Tax Bill What’s New for ’09 Business Without Borders Finding Redemption Add Punch to Your Portfolio Not Quite a Bull’s Eye Add Punch to Your Portfolio Not Quite a Bull’s-eye Resistance to Changing the Status Quo Staring Down Disaster A Woman’s Guide to Wealth Preservation Backtalk with Leah Chase Finding Shelter From the Storm Black Enterprise Exclusive: Interview with President Barack Obama Create Your Own Economic Stimulus Plan A Home to Call Our Own A Woman’s Wealth In a Time of Crisis, We Must All Step Up Regaining Your Balance Minding Their Money Make Lemonade From Lemons Diversity in Hollywood Obama and a New Generation Come to Power Building a Business Model for Today’s New Realities We Were First! Masters of Innovation Lean on Me Leadership Lessons From the Top Fixing the Economy Team Obama President Obama Health Coverage After Job Loss A Woman’s Guide to Investing–Part II Why Should I Care? Banking on a Bailout Making A Mark Life After Death The Energy Booster Lean on Me Safe Haven Getting More for Your Muni Not Easy Being Green There’s No Place Like Home Growing Their Wealth Opportunity Knocks The New Caribbean Economy Backtalk with Judge Greg Mathis Field of Dreams New Inauguration, Pt. 2 New Inauguration, Pt. 1 Pres. Barack Obama: A Year in Review The King of Commercial Real Estate Wealth For Life BE Next: Fearless Young Entrepreneurs Reveal Most Valuable Play Did They Cause the Credit Crisis? Living the Abundant Life A New Day What NOT to Do in an Economic Downturn Why We’re Stepping Up for Detroit Reinvent Yourself by Firing Yourself

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The Winner’s Circle

Perseverance, determination, and resilience are attributes that entrepreneurs have had to wear as armor to…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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A Perfect Fit

How a finance professional found his dream job and is making it work

After reading about Vocation Vacations online, Charles Turner, a finance professional, turned a dream of…

By Sonia Alleyne

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A Natural Progression

Realizing its niche, an ethnic haircare company curls its focus to include others

Mahisha Dellinger, president and founder of CURLS L.L.C., says she found her niche providing products…

By Ayana Dixon

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Moving the Numbers

What must be done to prepare African Americans for opportunities in STEM fields

Ramsey Smith, Ph.D., is a space scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt,…

By Brittany Hutson

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Darryl Strawberry Opens Up

Baseball legend discusses overcoming depression

Last week I had the opportunity to attend 1050 ESPN Radio’s “Lunch with a…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Negotiating What You Want

A Wall Street vet explains what it takes to close the deal

In a fast-paced, high-stakes, and high-risk environment, negotiation is everything and everything is negotiable.

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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Rules of Engagement

These days, to gain an increase in productivity and profitability, ? entrepreneurs must boost employee morale

“It was very difficult for me to fire people because we are like a ­family…

By Ayana Dixon

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What’s In A Brand?

To help his transition from client side marketing to agency side, Jeffery Bowman used a…

By Maya Yette

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Why Talent Matters Most

A corporate leader offers advice on staying competitive through this economic downturn

Talent is the one sustainable competitive advantage that corporations and institutions have, if companies want…

By Alan Hughes

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Be Financially Fit!

Retirement planning is not just for the wealthy, says author Aaron W. Smith.

By LaToya M. Smith

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The Secret to Their Success

The Ward family makes money management a top priority

Phyllis Holly-Ward and her husband, Jorey Ward are enjoying the fruits of responsible money management.…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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5 Ways to Build Your Budget

Prior to November 2008, JaQuetta Garrison and her family enjoyed an annual household income of…

By Leslie E. Royal

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College-Educated Blacks Hardest Hit by Unemployment

College-educated white workers still had a relatively low unemployment rate of 3.8% as of March…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Black Girls 50% More Likely to Be Bulimic Than White Girls

The eating disorder bulimia, characterized by reoccurring episodes of binging and purging, has been perceived…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Grad Rates Higher for Black Athletes

Athletic departments are graduating black students at higher rates than universities as a whole, according…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Black Colleges Graduating Fewer Students

Roughly 37% of black students at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) finish a degree…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Surviving the Storm

The economy may be stagnant, but to overcome it, you cant be

Toward the end of 2007, Jacqueline Jackson, a realtor in Orland Park, Illinois, was struck…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Small Is Beautiful

Why community banks are suddenly a big hit with consumers

When it came time for Mell Monroe and his wife, Angela Higginbotham Monroe, to refinance…

By Donald Jay Korn

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A Perfect Fit

How a finance professional found his dream job and is making it work

Charles Turner used to daydream about owning a shoe store, a dream that would have…

By Sonia Alleyne

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The Dropout Epidemic: A Crisis of Human Capital

s this issue of black enterprise arrives in homes and offices and hits newsstands…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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A Commitment to Self-Preservation

A year ago, I attended the funeral of a close friend. The 44-year-old former college…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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Backtalk with James Pickens Jr.

Acclaimed actor and star of Grey's Anatomy shares his passion for cattle roping

Perhaps best known as Chief of Surgery Richard Webber from ABC’s medical drama Grey’s Anatomy,…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Top Talent Need Apply

Each month, the American public has met the U.S. Labor Department’s unemployment reports with a…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Editors

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The Globetrotter

Portfolio manager Kenneth Holley sets his sights on foreign companies, looking for a combination of growth and value

Kenneth Holley cringed last winter every time he heard someone on the television news compare…

By John Simons

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Sky’s the Limit

Four aviation specialists keep pace with industry changes at incredible heights

The air in the aviation industry rarely has a calm moment. Shortly after 9/11, roughly…

By Sean Drakes

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Taming A Wild Economy

To fix a broken America, Roger Ferguson was one of the experts President Obama tapped. Now, this TIAA-CREF CEO and former Fed vice chairman shares his views about the financial markets and prospects for an economic rebound

Roger W. Ferguson Jr. has answered the call at a time when our
nation needs him…

By Alan Hughes

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I’m No Fortuneteller

So, don't ask me where the markets are heading tomorrow. What I do know: Dollar-cost averaging doesn't require a crystal ball

One of the odd things about being a financial specialist is that I have a…

By Mellody Hobson

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40 Best Companies For Diversity: Where the Jobs Are

Massive cuts and layoffs continue but as companies restructure, opportunities for job seekers will increase. Do you have what these organizations are looking for?

Massive cuts and layoffs continue but as companies restructure, opportunities for job seekers will increase.…

By Sonia Alleyne

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School Daze

Getting a Ph.D. left Laquita Blockson with dizzying debt. Now, she seeks a financial plan to pay it all off

Borrowing money to further your education—and by extension, your earning power—is what most financial…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Dividends: The Gift That Keeps Giving

Why investing in companies that share profits--especially now--is a wise move

Think dividends don’t matter? Think again: Since 1926, dividends have accounted for more than 40%…

By Ilana Polyak

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Stocks for the Long Run

Ted Parrish of Henssler Equity Funds believes you can find buy-and-hold bargains amid the market rubble

The market’s message is mixed. A gloomy winter gave way to an early spring rally.…

By James A. Anderson

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Talking Points

Blight of blacks in news, religion's role in politics

The big picture is that minorities are still underrepresented in broadcast news, according to results…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Here Comes the Wedding Day

How one planner helps couples celebrate their big day without big spending

Since starting his self-titled business, Events by André Wells, six years ago, André Wells has…

By Sonia Alleyne

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A Bird in the Hand

Annuities have become popular among investors who fear they'll outlive their assets

Even the best prepared seniors enter retirement facing a dilemma: Is it possible to live…

By John Simons

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Get Back on the Road

Reclaim your drive and leave uncertainty in the dust

After two years of developing a collaborative art space in the heart of Chicago, Maya-Camille…

By Kenrya Rankin Naasel

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Through the Fire

One of black enterprise’s most enduring franchises has been the be 100s—our listing of the…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Editors

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Breaking The (Glass) Concrete Ceiling

A new report examines whats keeping black professional women from high-level positions

“Being in corporate America is about playing team ball 100% of the time,” says Nicole…

By Dale Coachman

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Preparing Our Sons for the Game of Life

I have often been amazed by the amount of time and energy many parents invest…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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Staying Ahead of the Curve

Sam Balark fields complaints about faulty voicemails and downed phone lines from discontented customers—even when…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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The Strong­—and Smart—Survive

There’s nothing like an economic downturn to separate the pretenders from the contenders in business.…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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What President Obama’s Economic Agenda Means for You

In his first three months in office, President
Barack Obama has transformed government into an…

By Dale Coachman

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In Perfect Alignment

Leadership and professional development are a high priority for us. We’re focused on specific competencies,…

By Laura Egodigwe

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Mr. (or Mrs.) Fix It

Mistakes—we all make them, but in an economy this tough, even a small misstep can…

By Kenrya Rankin Naasel

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Helping Hands

In a recession, it’s tempting for small business owners to close ranks, slash spending, balk…

By Maya Payne Smart

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Funny Business

Comedy is the catalyst for J. Anthony Browns family-owned empire

Comedian J. Anthony Brown has been doing what he does best for nearly 40 years.…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Here Comes the Wedding Day

Since starting his self-titled business, Events by André Wells, six years ago, André Wells has…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Boost the Value of Your Home

A few simple renovations can make your dwelling a hot commodityno matter what the housing market looks like

You don’t have to tell Charisse Workman about the housing bust. As a real estate…

By Chris Taylor

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Dying for the Promise of Perfection

Sun, surf, and surgery gone awry. Lisa Espinosa's real-life cautionary tale of overseas cosmetics surgery

Lying in agony on an operating table, Lisa Espinosa, 43, was certain she was minutes…

By Denise A. Campbell Laidler

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Pursuing the American Dream

Richard Cherry strives to build wealth through homeownership

Richard Cherry is more interested in being wealthy than looking wealthy. Living well below his…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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A Frugal Family

Janice and Mark Blake make sure their family knows how to stick to a budget

In the midst of this “Great Recession,” a good number of Americans have resorted to…

By Diane King

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State of Black America, Part 2A

A special roundtable examines the “State of Black America 2009″ report with panelists Stanley Crouch,…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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State of Black America, Part 2B

A special roundtable examines the “State of Black America 2009″ report with panelists Stanley Crouch,…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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State of Black America, Part 2C

A special roundtable examines the “State of Black America 2009″ report with panelists Stanley Crouch,…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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Heading Back to the Big Easy

Glenda McKinley says New Orleans still has a lot to offer visitors and business professionals

It’s the mosaic of cultures, cuisines, neighborhoods, and architecture that makes New Orleans a jewel…

By Denise A. Campbell Laidler

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Resistance to Changing the Status Quo

After decades of discrimination protests, will a civil rights attorney finally force change in the advertising industry?

While the new face of Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., reflects today’s multicultural society, the…

By Kelly E. Carter

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Tech Tool News for ’09

Netbook the big hit at Consumer Electronics Show

By now, Websites and blogs have reported ad nauseam on January’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES)…

By Dale Coachman

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State of Black America, Part 1A

A special roundtable examines “The State of Black America 2009″ report with panelists William Julius…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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State of Black America, Part 1B

A special roundtable examines “The State of Black America 2009″ report with panelists William Julius…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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State of Black America, Part 1C

A special roundtable examines “The State of Black America 2009″ report with panelists William Julius…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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Obama’s First 100 Days, Part 1

An in-depth analysis of Pres. Barack Obama’s first 100 days in office with panelists Pam…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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Obama’s First 100 Days, Part 2

An in-depth analysis of Pres. Barack Obama’s first 100 days in office with panelists Pam…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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Obama’s First 100 Days, Part 3

An in-depth analysis of Pres. Barack Obama’s first 100 days in office with Pam Gentry,…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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Penny-pinching and Prudent

Surely, no one needs to tell you we’re in a crisis. It’s all around you.…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Encouragement for New Entrepreneurs

We’ve heard the numbers. For many of us, our family, friends, and colleagues are among…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Teaching Our Kids the Financial Facts of Life

Every parent wants to support his or her child’s dreams and aspirations. Most have worked…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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Purpose in Your Passion

Harness the energy of what you most enjoy

To counter his chaotic surroundings, then 19-year-old Bill Strickland, a freshman at the University of…

By Kingsley Kanu Jr.

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A Walk on the Tech Side

As a probation officer, Tony Jordan intimately understood the struggles of troubled youth and the…

By Maya Payne Smart

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The Art—and Health Benefits—of a Dance

Sunyatta Amen takes a tradition and makes it much more than hip

“Food is your medicine or your poison—you make the choice every time you eat.” Amen…

By Sonia Alleyne

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A Good Time to Break Into Banks?

Ariel Investment's Jason Tyler identifies finance stocks that are poised to rebound

Bank stocks, anyone? We can hear you shuddering. The financial services industry has easily…

By James A. Anderson

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Backtalk with Randy Moss

Randy Moss, widely known as the New England Patriots’ All-Pro wide receiver, hopes to gain…

By LaToya M. Smith

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How to Sell Your Home in a Down Market

When Radiah Corn Minor, and Timothy Minor put their home on the market last year…

By Vicki Lee Parker

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Backtalk with Jill Scott

Grammy award-winning singer and actress reveals her entrepreneurial spirit

Grammy award-winning singer, actress, poet, author, and philanthropist Jill Scott is perhaps best known for…

By George Alexander

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Staying Focused on Best Practices

As massive job cuts have forced many companies to reorganize and reprioritize spending, the diversity…

By Laura Egodigwe

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Many Happy Returns

Last winter, as the economy slid and markets tanked, two of our youngest staffers could…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Editors

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Teaching Our Kids the Financial Facts of Life

Every parent wants to support his or her child’s dreams and aspirations. Most have worked…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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The Young & The Restless

Not everyone is fretting the stock markets losses. Some Generation Y investors are eager to jump in and find bargains

andrew simon wishes he had been one of those lucky investors who bought Google at…

By LaToya M. Smith

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A Passion for Giving

Despite the demands of the current economy, corporate executives are finding the timeand the valuein philanthropic efforts

Even as companies are restructuring their operations to better
manage products and services, they are still…

By Brittany Hutson

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A Passion for Giving

Even as companies are restructuring their operations to better manage products and services, they are…

By Brittany Hutson

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The Big Payback

The green industry offers eager entrepreneurs a chance to thrive through innovation

During a lesson on solar panel installation given as part of an International Brotherhood of…

By Letita M. Aaron

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Land of Opportunity

The housing bubble's collapse ushered in a buyers market. Learn how to make the most of it.

Kimberly Sloan and her husband Michael Saunders thought it was time to buy a house.…

By Donald Jay Korn

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New York Is Open for Business

Gov. David Paterson seeks to bolster the empire state's financial footing while becoming the next big champion for minority business. Can he pull it off?

David A. Paterson’s first year as governor of New York can be aptly characterized as…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Many Happy Returns

It helps to look at the world from a different perspective now and then. Here…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Editors

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Hard Lessons in Home Economics

Rocked by declining property values and job loss, the Carrs are searching for answers

Sherley Bretous-Carré and Edenswear Carré still believe in the American dream. Starting in 2002, the…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash

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What’s Your Next Move?

Making the switch from for-profit to nonprofit

An unprecedented demand for social services, a rapidly retiring workforce, and a shortage in experienced…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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Business Without Borders

Increasingly, African American entrepreneurs are looking beyond U.S. borders to do business. And thanks to…

By Christine Louise Hohlbaum

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A Penny Saved

Ricky Stith makes sure he and his son can weather financial storms

Ricky Stith is doing some major belt tightening. Like many Americans, the 49-year-old information technology…

By Glenn Townes

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I Will Survive

Crises of all kinds require a clear-headed--but flexible--program of action. What's your plan?

The bear market that began late in 2007 turned into a full bore stock market…

By Mellody Hobson

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Positive Performance: 2009 B.E. Small Business Award Nominees

Our finalists prove tougher than todays economy

Every business venture starts with an idea. But the true testament of entrepreneurship is cultivating…

By Benice Atufunwa

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Keeping the Brand Sacred

Hospitality veteran tells how to build and maintain credibility

A hospitality veteran shares how standards and consistency build and maintain credibility in the marketplace.

By Sean Drakes

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The Angst of Acquisition

Distribution company thrives despite rocky transition

Winston McDonald says he never really saw himself as a corporate man, even though that…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Dealing With a Large Tax Bill

Having trouble paying the IRS? Consider these options

After De’Lante A. Rawls, 34, left his job as an insurance agent in 2002 to…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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What’s New for ’09

By now, Websites and blogs have reported ad nauseam on January’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES)…

By Dale Coachman

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Business Without Borders

How to run a company abroad

Increasingly, African American entrepreneurs are looking beyond U.S. borders to do business. And thanks to…

By Christine Louise Hohlbaum

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Finding Redemption

Chef Jeff overcomes his past and helps others do the same

Jeff Henderson, better known as Chef Jeff, knows about success. At 44, he’s already served…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Add Punch to Your Portfolio

Do you recall your mother’s advice about how a single piece of bad fruit doesn’t…

By James A. Anderson

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Not Quite a Bull’s Eye

Imagine an investment that magically adjusts itself over time to reflect your financial needs—as you…

By Dale Coachman

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Add Punch to Your Portfolio

Investing heavyweight Wayne Weddington wants to teach you the hedge fund industrys best defensive moves

Do you recall your mother’s advice about how a single piece of bad fruit doesn’t…

By James A. Anderson

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Not Quite a Bull’s-eye

Target-date funds make investing easy, but they sometimes miss the mark

Imagine an investment that magically adjusts itself over time to reflect your financial needs—as you…

By Dale Coachman

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Resistance to Changing the Status Quo

After decades of discrimination protests, will a civil rights attorney finally force change in the advertising industry?

While the new face of Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., reflects today’s multicultural society, the…

By Kelly E. Carter

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Staring Down Disaster

Sound planning can provide life support to small businesses when catastrophe strikes

For Dayton, Ohio-based Comtactics L.L.C., 2008 was turning out to be a banner year. The…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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A Woman’s Guide to Wealth Preservation

Dont sit back and let someone else decide your financial future

At 38 years old, Valerie Bonner stands to leave behind a sizable estate currently valued…

By Sakina P. Spruell

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Backtalk with Leah Chase

'Queen of Creole Cuisine' discusses importance of rebuilding

Chef Leah Chase is credited within the culinary world as bringing Creole cuisine—a blend of…

By Dale Coachman

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Finding Shelter From the Storm

Stock mutual funds were all wet in 2008. Heres where to invest now to avoid getting soaked.

When it comes to wealth building, most investors would prefer never to hear (or read)…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Black Enterprise Exclusive: Interview with President Barack Obama

The nations 44th president discusses how he plans to fix the economy and strengthen minority business.

On a chilly winter night, I received a call on my BlackBerry that most journalists…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Create Your Own Economic Stimulus Plan

As our editors closed this issue, President Barack Obama was in the process of making…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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A Home to Call Our Own

Jessica and Joseph Bembry are the winners of our fourth annual homeownership contest

Joseph and Jessica Bembry had plenty of reasons to give thanks this past Thanksgiving—two days…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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A Woman’s Wealth

When black enterprise last featured the topic of women and money management in 2003, we…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Editors

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In a Time of Crisis, We Must All Step Up

We are closing in on the symbolic 100th day of the presidential administration of Barack…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Regaining Your Balance

Move on from last years steep losses by realigning your portfolio

You know the golden rule of investing: buy low, sell high. But putting this old…

By Ilana Polyak

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Minding Their Money

When Shannon Nash and her husband, Bill, got married in 1996 they began holding regular…

By Diane King

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Make Lemonade From Lemons

Turn your investment losses into a sweet tax-time advantage

Don’t feel too bad if your basket of stocks and mutual funds turned sour last…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Diversity in Hollywood

Roundtable discussion on the success of African Americans in Hollywood.

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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Obama and a New Generation Come to Power

They’ve been called the “children of the dream.” They are the generation of African Americans,…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Building a Business Model for Today’s New Realities

In today’s business climate, the scorecard for profitability at America’s largest corporations seems to be…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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We Were First!

In early 2003, a lanky state legislator from Illinois visited the offices of black enterprise.…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Editors

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Masters of Innovation

FROM NANOTECH TO ADVANCED ROBOTICS, THESE DIGERATIS ARE RESHAPING THE WORLD

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Editors

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Lean on Me

In the face of deep market losses, financial planners and advisers are becoming grief counselors of sorts. What they're telling their clients could help you.

Welcome to life as a financial planner in the midst of the greatest market crisis…

By Steve Garmhausen

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Leadership Lessons From the Top

WHAT YOU CAN LEARN FROM PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA’S MANAGEMENT STYLE

By Kelly E. Carter

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Fixing the Economy

Our Board of Economists offer President Obama advice on putting America back to work

Our Board of Economists offer President Obama advice on putting America back to work

By John Simons

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Team Obama

Much has been made of President Barack Obama’s assemblage of “a team of rivals”…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Editors

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President Obama

Our new chief executive pledges to remake the nation

By Derek T. Dingle

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Health Coverage After Job Loss

When Byron Wesson of Dayton, Ohio, lost his job
as a manufacturing engineer at Delphi…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE MAGAZINE

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A Woman’s Guide to Investing–Part II

No matter your age, now’s the time to take charge of your finances

By Ilana Polyak

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Why Should I Care?

Four ways to avoid apathy in an insecure work environment

With cutbacks causing employees to do more with less, morale is down in many companies…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Banking on a Bailout

Broadway Financial expects federal rescue package will keep bank on sound footing

By Jeffrey McKinney

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Making A Mark

ENTREPRENEUR ETU EVANS ENSURES THE VITALITY OF HIS COMMUNITY

By Glenn Townes

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Life After Death

While her peers were starting families and charting their careers, 29-year-old Nepherterra Estrada was planning…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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The Energy Booster

Natural gas and alternative fuel stocks charge Bill Perkins market excitement

Bill Perkins, an energy trader by profession, accomplished some unusual goals last year. His Houston…

By James A. Anderson

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Lean on Me

In the face of deep market losses, financial planners and advisers are becoming grief counselors of sorts. What theyre telling their clients could help you.

David Jackson knows just how much the stock market’s cascading losses have shaken some investors.…

By Steve Garmhausen

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Safe Haven

Sylvia King's financial discipline kept her afloat during tough times

Sylvia King’s financial discipline kept her afloat during tough times

By Sheryl Nance-Nash

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Getting More for Your Muni

Normally, municipal bonds are good deals for investors in high tax brackets, but they’re not…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Not Easy Being Green

Like virtually every investment tied to the stock market, so-called green mutual funds saw red…

By James A. Anderson

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There’s No Place Like Home

Looking for a fresh start? Affordable home-based franchises offer lucrative business opportunities.

By Maya Payne Smart

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Growing Their Wealth

Richelle and Niko Perazich seek strategies to expand their nest egg.

By Sheryl Nance-Nash

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Opportunity Knocks

Tyre Sperling took advantage of a down cycle to buy his first home below market…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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The New Caribbean Economy

Even during hard times, business and investing opportunities wait to be uncovered on the islands.

By Alan Hughes

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Backtalk with Judge Greg Mathis

TV star and youth advocate shares his passion for keeping youth out of the criminal justice system

udge Greg Mathis understands both sides of the criminal justice system. For more than 10…

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Field of Dreams

Far from the NFL gridiron of his past, Eugene Profit still outsmarts—and outhustles—his competitors.

By James A. Anderson

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New Inauguration, Pt. 2

A roundtable discussion on the historical inauguration of Pres. Barack Obama with Joe Madison, …

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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New Inauguration, Pt. 1

A roundtable discussion on the historical inaugaration of Pres. Barack Obama with Joe Madison, …

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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Pres. Barack Obama: A Year in Review

A look back at Pres. Barack Obama’s historic campaign.

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The King of Commercial Real Estate

Victor MacFarlane reigns supreme in America’s gateway cities.

By Alan Hughes

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Wealth For Life

Following our 10 new principles will keep you on the right track for a great…

By Glenn Townes

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BE Next: Fearless Young Entrepreneurs Reveal Most Valuable Play

Age is just a number. Yeah right. Take youth, smarts, tenacity, ambition, savvy, and fearlessness…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Did They Cause the Credit Crisis?

Conservatives claim minority home buyers hobbled the financial system. Really?

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Living the Abundant Life

Norris and Reneau Curl are taking steps to grow and protect their cash cushion.

By Sheryl Nance-Nash

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A New Day

The election of Barack Obama ushers in a new political era.

By Derek T. Dingle

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What NOT to Do in an Economic Downturn

Sure, the financial markets are in a tailspin. But, take a deep breath--and don't panic

There’s little question—the financial markets in 2008 have been scary. The stock market has fallen…

By Mellody Hobson

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Why We’re Stepping Up for Detroit

Last November, when we announced that Detroit would be the host city of our…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Reinvent Yourself by Firing Yourself

Every day we are bombarded by dire economic news. The most shocking headlines have…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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Women of Power

build a more inspired and productive team in 2014

3 Ways to Empower Yourself Outside the Office

Author and clinical therapist Terrie Williams shares three tips on professional and personal empowerment.

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Pam Grier to be Honored at Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit

Pam Grier to be honored with the Legacy Award at Black Enterprise’s 2015 Women of…

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