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We’ve Really Come a Long Way Did They Cause the Credit Crisis? Breaking the Code Dear Erika, Kristin, Gibby, Nica, Teddy, Carter, Melanie, and Kellie Why BE Next Is the Now Generation Know Your History Industrial Revolution Change in Your Pocket? Backtalk with D. L. Hughley THE SIEMENS FOUNDATION RECRUITS MATH AND SCIENCE TEACHERS CHANNELING BETTER IMAGES What Does Diversity Mean for Employees? Whatever Lola Wants Moving Toward Financial Freedom No More Excuses The Next Big Thing A New Era at Black Enterprise What You Should Know Before Filing For Bankruptcy Crisis & Opportunity The Most Intriguing People in Business Now Is the Time for Intelligent Investing Yes We Did! Pt. 1 Yes We Did! Pt. 2 Yes We Did! Pt. 3 The New Workforce An Alternative Approach Get in or Get Left Behind Lending a Hand Reporter’s Roundtable – Let’s Rock the Vote Pt. 2 Reporter’s Roundtable – Let’s Rock the Vote Pt. 3 Reporter’s Roundtable – Let’s Rock the Vote Pt. 1 On Shaky Ground Pan African Literary Forum Advances Diversity Across Africa How the Kan-Do Intiative is Helping Law Students Break Barriers Voter Registration Miracle at St. Anna To Franchise or Not to Franchise Roundball Round Lots Finding Solid Ground America’s Leading Doctors: Psychiatry Making Ends Meet Diversifying Pays Off The Heart of the Matter Executive Education: Basic Training Enough is Enough Part 2A Enough is Enough Part 2B Enough is Enough Part 2C Recession Survival Guide Atlanta Life Mourns CEO’s Passing Sweet Success in South Africa Oprah Means Business Bold Leadership for the 21st Century Digging In All in the Family Taking Flight A Long, Cold Winter in Detroit Surviving the Game Building New Foundations Unbeatable Combination The Perfect Cup Profitable Renovations Life in Limbo Make A Move Second Life The Good of Green A New Minority By 2050 Diversity Goes To School Sales Sign Getting To A More Productive Team A Journey Toward Excellence Mobile Web Campbell Sells Securiant TV On Tap Tekkeon’s Navdock Home Media Center Digital Darkroom Risky Business Paying The Bills Command Success Reel In The Resources Get Creative With Compensation Mr. Fix It Building A Better Bank Account The Bears Are Back Double-Digit Days Don’t Overlook The Financial Sector Time To Refinance? Mixed Marriage Immigrants Vs. Blacks Radio One Buys Blackplanet.Com Proposed Education Cuts Turning "Green" Into Green Detroit Mayor Heads To Trial Backtalk with Will.i.am Recognizing True Leadership Enough is Enough Part 1B Enough is Enough Part 1C Enough is Enough Part 1A Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Environmental Racism The Bond of Three Doctors Part 2 The Pact of Three Doctors Part 1 The Young Vote America’s Leading Doctors Fight a Denied Health Insurance Claim The Cutting Edge Do Good, Get Rich What Matters Most? Regaining Control Political Clout A Different Kind Of Recruiting A Different Type Of Cruise Experience WHEELS OF FIRE Closing An Old Account Maximize Your Miles Hit The Road The Next Chapter The Pursuit Of Happiness Take The Lead Style Change New Kid On The Job Everybody Counts Meeting The Future Green…By The Numbers Billion Tiny Tech A Just Cause In Good Company Tax Adjustments Three Places To Find High Yields Market Mirror Trend Spotter Smart Money Moves Adopt A Child Holloway To Inject New Life Into NBC New York’s First Black Governor Takes The Reins On The Record Backtalk with Holly Robinson Peete Health Remains High On Our Wealth Agenda Growing a Green Business Let’s Talk Money Get Ready for the Next Big Thrill Master Your Money Making Moves A Secure Future A Luxurious Drive—And Efficient, Too Big Fish Unwanted phone calls Sample Sale Savvy Apartment Hunting Tips for College Grads Choosing The Right Tax Professional Change Is Good

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We’ve Really Come a Long Way

In February 1988, BLACK ENTERPRISE unveiled “America’s Hottest Black Managers.” A list of 25…

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Did They Cause the Credit Crisis?

The loud, angry chorus of blame began almost immediately. As big banks and brokerage houses…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Breaking the Code

BrokenCurve refocuses its technology for growth

Sometimes, even the experts can make missteps when it comes to implementing technology solutions. In…

By Anthony Calypso

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Dear Erika, Kristin, Gibby, Nica, Teddy, Carter, Melanie, and Kellie

What a difference a decade makes! That’s how long it’s been since I last wrote…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Why BE Next Is the Now Generation

Get ready for a new generation of young, bold innovators. I’m talking about an elite…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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Know Your History

Doug White is no investing novice. An entrepreneur whose 7-year-old company sells and services Apple computers  small and mid-sized businesses, White understands that markets don’t always…

By Ilana Polyak

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Industrial Revolution

Lessons from the past illustrate why it's unwise to pull out of a bear market

Charles Darwin might have found something to like about today’s industrials. That’s because the most…

By James A. Anderson

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Change in Your Pocket?

Financial Forecast

Barack Obama finally has a chance to follow through on his campaign mantra of change.…

By Sonja Mack

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Backtalk with D. L. Hughley

Stand-up comedian and actor D.L. Hughley isnt one to shy away from hot-button topics

ONE OF THE ORIGINAL KINGS OF COMEDY, standup comedian and actor D.L. Hughley isn’t one…

By George Alexander

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THE SIEMENS FOUNDATION RECRUITS MATH AND SCIENCE TEACHERS

AS OF 2006, 90% OF PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS WERE white and nearly 40% of public…

By Gia Parker

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CHANNELING BETTER IMAGES

How James Makawa is trying to change the face of Africa

By George Alexander

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What Does Diversity Mean for Employees?

Some companies have a clear definition, yet others don’t

By Renita Burns

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Whatever Lola Wants

It’s been a lengthy and bitter battle against a neighborhood association that wanted her out,…

By Kelly E. Carter

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Moving Toward Financial Freedom

Are B.E.’s 2007 Financial Fitness contest winners closer to a secure financial future?

By Sheryl Nance-Nash

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No More Excuses

Who among us—especially those of my generation—ever dared believe that an American of African…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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The Next Big Thing

With all of this year’s Sturm und Drang (storm and stress), now is the time…

By Chana Garcia

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A New Era at Black Enterprise

It’s the dawning of a new era. Despite the recent financial firestorm, much of the…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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What You Should Know Before Filing For Bankruptcy

Proceed with caution. We’ll give you the tools you need so that you can make…

By Ilana Polyak

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Crisis & Opportunity

BE100s financial services firms struggle to find the upside in the credit crunch.

By Jeffrey McKinney

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The Most Intriguing People in Business

A dynamic group of professionals and entrepreneurs who play hard in a tough economy—and continue…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Now Is the Time for Intelligent Investing

Americans today are weathering the brutal gale winds of a perfect storm—the collapse of…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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Yes We Did! Pt. 1

2008 Post-Election Coverage with Journalists, Mary Mitchell, the Chicago Sun Times, and Salim Muwakkil, Senior…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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Yes We Did! Pt. 2

2008 Post-Election Coverage with Journalists, Mary Mitchell, the Chicago Sun Times, and Salim Muwakkil, Senior…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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Yes We Did! Pt. 3

2008 Post-Election Coverage with Journalists, Mary Mitchell, the Chicago Sun Times, and Salim Muwakkil, Senior…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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The New Workforce

Global diversity is changing America’s HR terrain.

By Kingsley Kanu Jr.

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An Alternative Approach

Boost your portfolio by looking beyond stocks and bonds.

By Donald Jay Korn

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Get in or Get Left Behind

Five best industries to get venture financing

By Kingsley Kanu Jr.

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Lending a Hand

Pearl Woolridge works to help small businesses thrive

By Sana Butler

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Reporter’s Roundtable – Let’s Rock the Vote Pt. 2

We look at the presidential campaign on the final weekend before Election Day. Our panelists…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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Reporter’s Roundtable – Let’s Rock the Vote Pt. 3

We look at the presidential campaign on the final weekend before Election Day. Our panelists…

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Reporter’s Roundtable – Let’s Rock the Vote Pt. 1

We look at the presidential campaign on the final weekend before Election Day. Our panelists…

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On Shaky Ground

Adriene and Rob Lambert work toward achieving financial unity.

By Sheryl Nance-Nash

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Pan African Literary Forum Advances Diversity Across Africa

THE FIRST ANNUAL PAN AFRICAN LITERARY Forum in Ghana hosted more than 200writers, publishers, and…

By Gia Parker

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How the Kan-Do Intiative is Helping Law Students Break Barriers

            MINORITIES REPRESENT 21.6%OF LAWSCHOOL STUDENTS, and enrollment is increasing. Despite increased enrollment in jurist…

By Maya Yette

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Voter Registration

A discussion on the importance of voter registration with panelists Valeisha Butterfield, Executive Director, Hip…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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Miracle at St. Anna

On-location with the cast of the movie “Miracle at St. Anna,” actors Derek Luke, Michael…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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To Franchise or Not to Franchise

Is your business ready to take the next step?

Today’s tough economic environment has created heightened interest in an alternative to traditional small business…

By Zakiyyah El-Amin

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Roundball Round Lots

Dont overlook sports and other enticements to help teach your kids about saving and investing.

Roughly a year after the highly publicized incident, Ralph Baker Jr. stands before a…

By Jessica Jones

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Finding Solid Ground

Spotting investment opportunities in a tough real estate market.

It happened without a sound. If only it were possible to hear the real estate…

By Kemba J. Dunham

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America’s Leading Doctors: Psychiatry

The leading medical practitioners of treatment of mental health issues including depression, eating disorders and substance abuse

Mental health remains a critical issue in America. A recent study funded by the National…

By Cliff Hocker

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Making Ends Meet

Dana and Julius Williams struggle with finances and eldercare

Unexpected events are apart of life. And perhaps no one knows this better than Dana…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash

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Diversifying Pays Off

The Browns use disciplined investment approach

Taking Risks isn’t easy—especially when it comes to one’s finances. Over the years, Bruce Brown…

By Sakina P. Spruell

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The Heart of the Matter

Doctors lead an initiative to improve cardiovascular health

As Americans are expressing interest in bettering their health, the African American community remains stagnant…

By Aisha Sylvester

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Executive Education: Basic Training

M.B.A. remains degree of choice for executives, entrepreneurs

On today’s ever-changing business battlefield, executives and entrepreneurs alike must be fully armed. There’s one…

By Kingsley Kanu Jr.

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Enough is Enough Part 2A

A special town-hall explores the general cultural wars within the Black community. Panelists include…

By Our World with BLACK ENTERPRISE

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Enough is Enough Part 2B

A special town-hall explores the general cultural wars within the Black community. Panelists include Roland…

By Our World with BLACK ENTERPRISE

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Enough is Enough Part 2C

A special town-hall explores the general cultural wars within the Black community. Panelists include Roland…

By Our World with BLACK ENTERPRISE

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Recession Survival Guide

How to keep your head -- your home, finances, and career -- above water

“This economic downturn is affecting more people than just those who have the least…

By Ilana Polyak

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Atlanta Life Mourns CEO’s Passing

Ronald D. Brown reinvigorated the century-old institution

Ronald D. Brown, President and CEO of Atlanta Life Financial Group, our 2008 Financial…

By Alan Hughes

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Sweet Success in South Africa

A wine merchant finds opportunity in Johannesburg

All eyes will be on South Africa when the country hosts soccer’s World Cup in…

By Kelly E. Carter

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Oprah Means Business

By focusing on her message and expanding empire, she proved long ago that Harpo Inc. is about more than just talk

For the past 15 years, Oprah Winfrey repeatedly told her team that production of…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Bold Leadership for the 21st Century

Innovation. Vision. Guts. Today's CEOs need these qualities to lead their companies to profitability -- and growth

Today’s CEOs face more challenges than perhaps any other generation of business leaders. Not…

By Alan Hughes

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Digging In

Black financial services firms entrench themselves amid a rocky market

Calling the financial markets over the last year erratic is an understatement. Triple-digit swings…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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All in the Family

The Corleys turn small-town savvy into big business

Grants, New Mexico, is the kind of place that reminds you of a town in…

By Nicole Marie Richardson

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Taking Flight

With two incomes, the Knox family is ready for the next step

“I had to step up and provide,” says Marcel Knox, who is no stranger…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash

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A Long, Cold Winter in Detroit

International competitors keep U.S. automakers on ice

A frigid residential housing market combined with cooling consumer confidence and already bleak new vehicle…

By Cliff Hocker

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Surviving the Game

With battles for ad budgets more competitive than ever, African American agency CEOs rely on solid leadership to win

“There is a real crisis as it relates to African American advertising agencies, and…

By Wendy Harris

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Building New Foundations

BE 100s CEOs tap new markets, diversify to grow the top line

Many of America’s black CEOs took a wallop in 2007 but carried on their…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Unbeatable Combination

By merging a venerable insurer, a thriving asset manager, and a revitalized investment bank, Atlanta Life Financial Group has become the industry's latest powerhouse

Ronald D. Brown greets the congregation of a dozen or so senior managers. With…

By Alan Hughes

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The Perfect Cup

Patrice Clayton instructs on hosting a great tea party

The sophisticated rituals of modern-day tea drinking were introduced by the Ming Dynasty in China…

By Denise A. Campbell Laidler

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Profitable Renovations

In a plunging housing market, renovations can make the difference between getting a great sale price or no offers at all

In many ways the housing market resembles a high-stakes poker game. For the last few…

By Chris Taylor

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Life in Limbo

I left graduate school with a master’s degree, headed for corporate America, but the…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Make A Move

Beat complacency by repositioning yourself

Bishop T.D. Jakes, founder and CEO of the Dallas-based The Potter’s House, believes change…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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Second Life

An entrepreneur learns it's never too late to right a wrong and pursue a passion

Doreen Motton says she knows how it feels to hit rock bottom: It hurts. Feelings…

By Ayana Dixon

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The Good of Green

Why you need to participate in the environmental movement

The numbers are surprising: each year, changes to the Earth’s climate contribute to at least…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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A New Minority By 2050

2050 the word minority could refer to a different racial group, according to projections…

By Aisha Sylvester

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Diversity Goes To School

What chief diversity officers can teach colleges, universities

As more corporations reap benefits from hiring chief diversity officers, institutions of higher learning have…

By Aisha Sylvester

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Sales Sign

I’m a college graduate working full time as a sales rep for several years.…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Getting To A More Productive Team

On top of the filing shelf above his desk, Daryl Wayne Wilkerson, vice president…

By Kingsley Kanu Jr.

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A Journey Toward Excellence

A five-time Emmy winning producer of CBS' The Amazing Race raises the bar for reality TV

Name Hayma “Screech” Washington
Title: Executive Producer, The Amazing Race CBS
Location: Los Angeles
Age: 52
Power Play…

By Sean Drakes

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Mobile Web

I am a senior in college and started my own company online last year.…

By Dale Coachman

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Campbell Sells Securiant

Serial entrepreneur embarks on new tech venture

In April, serial entrepreneur Richard J.B. Campbell embarked on a new venture when he…

By Anthony Calypso

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TV On Tap

AT&T Mobile TV set to launch ... finally

AT&T Inc. has announced plans to launch
AT&T Mobile TV with Qualcomm’s MediaFLO (www.media
flousa.com). Wireless…

By Alwin Jones

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Tekkeon’s Navdock Home Media Center

Tekkeon’s NavDock Home Media Center is a neat device that
lets users navigate their iPod…

By Dale Coachman

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Digital Darkroom

Here's how to get perfect prints

You’ve bought your camera and filled your memory card with photos, now what? The answer…

By Laura Turley

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Risky Business

Richelle Shaw's FreshStart fills a telecom void

When Richelle Shaw discovered that more than 300,000 Americans had their phone lines suspended…

By Bridget McCrea

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Paying The Bills

I’m on my way to starting a medical billing, collections, and consulting home-based business.…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Command Success

Universal rules for victory with business ventures

Before opening Dudley’s Paw Inc., a New York-based pet store located in lower Manhattan,…

By Kingsley Kanu Jr.

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Reel In The Resources

Government agencies provide training, funding to push business owners to the next level

“Small business owners need to do their due dili gence,” says Lauren R. Beard, president…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Get Creative With Compensation

When paying employees, consider incentives other than cash

When Stephany Deberry opened her first Simply Salads and Smoothies restaurant in Leesburg, Virginia, limited…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Mr. Fix It

With a goal of enhancing ethnic beauty, cosmetic surgeon builds lucrative practice

“If you open any textbook regarding plastic surgery, the face that’s always pictured is…

By Ayana Dixon

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Building A Better Bank Account

I just recently started saving and have accumulated around $1,200. I’m only getting a…

By Trevor Delaney

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The Bears Are Back

Is there going to be trouble?

With stock indices well off their highs of last year, the bears are back…

By Charles Keenan

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Double-Digit Days

Commodities fuel impressive returns for Charles Payne's picks

The stock of white-shoe investment bank Goldman Sachs Group Inc. showed little muscle over…

By Steve Garmhausen

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Don’t Overlook The Financial Sector

Fred Cummings says there's still money to be made in regional banks

Some might think he’s kidding, but Fred Cummings says investors shouldn’t summarily dismiss banking…

By James A. Anderson

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Time To Refinance?

What you can expect if you're looking for a better deal

As the federal reserve cuts interest rates, refinancing your mortgage might be less expensive.…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Mixed Marriage

Blacks are less likely than other ethnicities to marry interracially

African Americans remain much less likely than American Indians, Latinos, and Asian Americans to…

By Nicole Marie Richardson

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Immigrants Vs. Blacks

Studies show that immigration affects the wages of African Americans

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights invited a group of labor economists and immigration…

By Joyce Jones

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Radio One Buys Blackplanet.Com

$38 million deal includes other ethnic community Websites

With its acquisition of Community Connect Inc. for $38 million, Lanham, Maryland-based Radio One…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Proposed Education Cuts

How President Bush's 2009 budget may affect HBCUs

President George W. Bush’s 2009 education budget proposal has many black educators concerned about…

By Ann Brown

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Turning "Green" Into Green

An environmentally friendly job market may offer opportunities to black workers

Solutions to problems such as rising fuel prices and limited landfill space are creating…

By Brenda Porter

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Detroit Mayor Heads To Trial

Will the beleaguered city support him?

Even as his trial is scheduled to begin this month, Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Backtalk with Will.i.am

Will.i.am on politics

Since the popular hip-hop group Black Eyed Peas stepped onto the world stage in 2003,…

By Kenneth Meeks

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Recognizing True Leadership

Leadership is highly valued in our society, with leaders usually reaping the greatest rewards…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Enough is Enough Part 1B

A special town-hall discussion explores the generational cultural wars within the Black community. Panelists include…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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Enough is Enough Part 1C

A special town-hall discussion explores the generational cultural wars within the Black community. Panelists…

By Our World with BLACK ENTERPRISE

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Enough is Enough Part 1A

A special town-hall discussion explores the generational cultural wars within the Black community. Panelists include…

By Our World with BLACK ENTERPRISE

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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

A look at the critically-acclaimed Broadway play “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” with cast…

By Our World with BLACK ENTERPRISE

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Environmental Racism

A discussion on the link between poverty and pollution in minority communities with Dr. Robert…

By Our World with BLACK ENTERPRISE

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The Bond of Three Doctors Part 2

Roundtable discussion is with the 3 doctors “The Bond: Three Young Men Learn to…

By Our World with BLACK ENTERPRISE

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The Pact of Three Doctors Part 1

A look at “The Bond” between three friends who achieved their goal of becoming doctors.…

By Our World with BLACK ENTERPRISE

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The Young Vote

Roundtable discussion focuses on what young voters are looking for in a candidate with panelists…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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America’s Leading Doctors

From treating heart disease to fighting cancer, these physicians are changing the world of medicine

They’re among the best and brightest in medicine. Collectively, these physicians have saved millions of…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Fight a Denied Health Insurance Claim

Win and Learn how to appeal a decision

It was supposed to be an enjoyable afternoon. Last March, 88-year-old Samuel Coley Sr.…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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The Cutting Edge

What does it take to turn a barbershop into a booming business?

Introduction
For most men, venturing to the barbershop is a weekly ritual that goes beyond…

By Kingsley Kanu Jr.

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Do Good, Get Rich

Social warriors start businesses that improve the lives of African women

E. Aminata Brown was shopping for produce for the first time in the bustling…

By Elaine Lee

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What Matters Most?

Paraisia Winston prepares to tackle a mountain of bills

Paraisia Winston is weighing a life-changing decision: “Do I do what matters most, or…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash

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Regaining Control

A big tax bill prompts the McCoys to take charge of their finances

He was making a major transition, but when Hoover McCoy retired from the Air…

By Glenn Townes

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Political Clout

What the hip-hop generation means to this election

It’s a group that’s been credited with influencing American fashion and music as well…

By Sonia Alleyne

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A Different Kind Of Recruiting

How one city is searching for and retaining minority talent

As baby boomers prepare to retire from the job market and people of color…

By Anthony Calypso

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A Different Type Of Cruise Experience

Finding balance and vitality on Royal Caribbean's Liberty of the Seas

I’m half asleep on the balcony of my ocean view stateroom when a lilting,…

By Patricia Jacobs

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WHEELS OF FIRE

Cyclist David Osborne gets adrenaline rush from racing

David Osborne discovered his love of bicycle racing by happenstance. Riding his bike to…

By Tracey Brown

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Closing An Old Account

I paid off one of my credit cards and closed the account six months…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Maximize Your Miles

Take full advantage of rewards programs for better hotels and first-class flights

As the economy slows, travelers are looking to tighten more than just their seat…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Hit The Road

How to keep the cost of insuring your teenage driver under control

Heading into the summer months, parents may dread the frequency of an often anxiety-inducing…

By Ilana Polyak

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The Next Chapter

I’m a 37-year-old man who worked in corporate America in the technology sector for…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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The Pursuit Of Happiness

Make the decision to cultivate joy in your life

Spring is a time of renewal. As the days grow warmer and longer, we’re…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Take The Lead

Are you living your leadership potential?

Disturbed by the bleak outlook facing many of the young people on Chicago’s South…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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Style Change

Halfway through my engineering training, I discovered I have a passion for fashion. Although…

By Sonia Alleyne

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New Kid On The Job

How to get off to a good start

No matter how prepared you may be for the opportunity, entering a new job…

By Angeli R. Rasbury

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Everybody Counts

How a professional people person manages his staff

Name Marvin Ellison
Title President, Northern Division, Home Depot
Location Atlanta
Age 43
Power Play Managing 700 retail…

By Sean Drakes

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Meeting The Future

I have three employees who work remotely from a couple of locations. I would…

By Dale Coachman

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Green…By The Numbers Billion

5.9 BILLION: The amount in U.S. dollars it would cost to fill an Olympic-size…

By Anthony Calypso

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Tiny Tech

Small devices that pack a productivity punch

Whether you work from home or have cornered a hot spot at your favorite…

By Dale Coachman

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A Just Cause

Van Jones uses "green tech" boom to create jobs, opportunities

“The green movement is not marginal hippie stuff, you know-your grandmother’s environmental cause,” says…

By Alwin Jones

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In Good Company

By seeking success on their own terms, our 2008 nominees share a common goal

Now in its 13th year, our annual Small Business Awards highlight companies or entrepreneurs…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Tax Adjustments

I’m expecting an unusually large tax refund this year. How can I better assess…

By Trevor Delaney

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Three Places To Find High Yields

As the Fed lowers interest rates, here's how to avoid puny payouts

The U.S. economy is sputtering, so the Federal Reserve is slashing interest rates. That…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Market Mirror

Calvin Baker's portfolio closely tracks the larger market

A maker of pressure-control equipment for oil and gas production supplied lots of power…

By Steve Garmhausen

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Trend Spotter

Graceful Grady keeps an eye on a few contrarian picks in a turbulent market

The current anxiety many investors feel isn’t surprising. While they’d like to hear, “Come…

By James A. Anderson

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Smart Money Moves

Industry-focused investments can help you profit in a slowing economy

Edwin Kennedy is no buy-and-hold investor. HE’S always scouting for opportunities to boost the…

By Steve Garmhausen

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Adopt A Child

Black children flood the foster care system

Although there is little difference, according to racial group, in the incidence of abuse…

By Nicole Marie Richardson

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Holloway To Inject New Life Into NBC

Plans to turn the economic model for network revenue on its head

With NBC broadcasting the Summer Olympics in 2008, the Super Bowl in 2009, and…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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New York’s First Black Governor Takes The Reins

Paterson's ability to play nice with Republicans may help him meet challenges head-on

New York Lt. Gov. David A. Paterson became the state’s first African American governor…

By Aisha I. Jefferson

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On The Record

See what the presidential front-runners' voting records say about how they may lead in the top job

The 2008 presidential campaign is turning out to be one of the most exciting…

By Joyce Jones

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Backtalk with Holly Robinson Peete

Most remember Holly Robinson Peete from hit television shows such as the police drama…

By S. Tia Brown

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Health Remains High On Our Wealth Agenda

For nearly four decades, a consistent objective of the BLACK ENTERPRISE mission has been…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Growing a Green Business

How to plant seeds of success and profit from the booming environmental movement

It’s happened before: A few scribbles on a cocktail napkin—be they product blueprints, song…

By Steve Garmhausen

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Let’s Talk Money

Dollars and cents can make for interesting pillow talk and may save your marriage

In the haze of love, newlyweds often forget to discuss the one topic that…

By Krissah Williams

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Get Ready for the Next Big Thrill

Smooth out your ride in the market by knowing your tolerance for risk taking

No risk, no reward. It’s a plain-spoken maxim that Richard Marshall Jr. lives by.…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Master Your Money

Have plenty of financial questions, but few answers? Start moving up the learning curve with our 10 things you need to know about your finances.

Many might assume that an attorney would have all the answers. That was not…

By Chris Taylor

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Making Moves

After relocating, Alicia bennett tries to figure out what to do with her rental property

Sometimes moving forward in life requires you to move. And if you own property,…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash

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A Secure Future

Tremaine Wright used home equity to start her dream business

No one is more passionate about coffee than 35-year-old Tremaine Wright. Last March, she…

By Sana Butler

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A Luxurious Drive—And Efficient, Too

A Sharp Performance

It was already smart: Its voice-activated navigation system provides real-time traffic information, including road…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Big Fish

Ishama Monroe angles for prize bass

Faced with the dilemma of competing in a regional tournament with the Military Bass…

By Sean Drakes

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Unwanted phone calls

I’ve been receiving threatening calls from a debt collector about a bill that my…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Sample Sale Savvy

Heres how to make the most of your shopping experience

You’re probably familiar with the term “sample sale,” but you may not know what…

By Stephanie Young

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Apartment Hunting Tips for College Grads

Looking for your first place? Weve got the tools youll need for a successful search

Think of college as a way station on the road to “the real world.”…

By Ilana Polyak

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Choosing The Right Tax Professional

Before you file, read these last-minute tips

It’s that time of year again—tax season. And if you’re one of nearly 1.4…

By Leslie E. Royal

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Change Is Good

I’m a 28-year-old college graduate currently at a standstill. I was a printing consultant…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Women of Power

Venus Williams

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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Women of Power: Pushing Past Fear To Make Your Next Career Move

At the Black Enterprise Women of Power summit, attendees learn how to push past fears…

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