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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,”…

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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…

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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,…

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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,…

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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,…

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The Importance of Mentorship

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

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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,…

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Motor City Overhaul

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

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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.…

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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…

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Race & Politics, Part 2

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

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Race & Politics, Part 3

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

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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…

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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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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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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…

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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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Women of Power

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10th Women of Power Summit Most Successful of All Time

Last week, Black Enterprise’s 10th Women of Power Summit, hosted by State Farm in Ft.…

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Women of Power: How to Make a Vision Board

Vision Boards are a powerful way to manifest dreams and goals in life. So the…

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