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Preston D. Pinkett III, President & CEO of City National Bank

Banking on a New Model

How City National’s new CEO is turning the institution around; using a rebranding campaign, and offering profitable, consumer-focused products and services

City National Bank (No. 8 on the BE BANKS list with $358.43 million in assets)…

By Alan Hughes

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Heather Shaw's travels opened a new world of opportunities

What it Takes to Recharge Your Career

Two professionals learn that a strong network and a willingness to take risks can lead to stellar career opportunities

What does it take to recharge your career? A big part of it is re-evaluating…

By Brittany Hutson

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Backtalk With Jordin Sparks

What was it like working with Whitney Houston?
Amazing, because I grew up singing her songs.…

By Kenya N. Byrd

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Kerrie Holley, IBM Fellow and Global Business Services Chief Technology Officer

Lessons In Mastery

A technology strategist focuses on driving innovation

Young Holley excelled in math and science and quickly realized that he could change the…

By Sonia Alleyne

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August-2012-Cover

Oval Office Interview with President Barack Obama

President Obama sat down with Black Enterprise Magazine for an exclusive interview in which he talks about black businesses and unemployment.

In a 20-minute Q&A session with BE Editor-in-Chief Derek T. Dingle, President Obama talked about…

By Derek T. Dingle

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President Obama’s Big Plan for Small Business

As President Obama goes into full campaign mode, he must cite such examples to make…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Black Enterprise Editor-in-Chief Derek T. Dingle interviews President Barack Obama while Black Enterprise Chairman and Publisher Earl G. Graves Sr. looks on

About This Issue: Inside the Oval Office

It was the call I’ve been waiting for my entire career. “Derek, you have your…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Gains in Retail

Macy’s exec points to diverse industry job opportunities

At Macy’s, we have employees who come from many different professional experiences, some with vast…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Sylvia Woods, Soul Food Queen, Dies at 86

Woods was an entrepreneur from the very beginning. She started out as a beautician, opening…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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2012 Best Companies for Diversity

Thompson worked as a vice president for McDonald’s in both operations and supply chain, so…

By Black Enterprise

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How We Compiled the 40 Best Companies for Diversity

Our survey measured companies against four key categories:

Our editors and B.E. Research sent surveys to the top 1,000 publicly traded companies as…

By Cliff Hocker

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A Less Taxing Investment Approach

Trudy Turner shows investors how to lower risks and derive greater returns

Trudy R. Turner, a director at Robertson, Griege & Thoele
Trudy R. Turner knows that everyone…

By Frank McCoy

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Finding the Big Idea

A young developer lands an enterprising position in the world of venture capital

Name: Tristan Walker
Current Position: Entrepreneur in Residence, Andreessen Horowitz, also known as A16Z
Age: 28
Education: In…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Duty. Honor. Education.

Sgt. Maj. James Grady's college degree and 3.73 GPA earned him a peak promotion and hefty pay raise

“I wouldn’t have received the promotion without my degree,” says Grady. “Once you reach a…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Black Enterprise CTIA Best in Show Awards

In addition to the standard cloud storage and file sharing tools, Box.com gives users the…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Teen Investors Take Charge

Williams had no idea that a single $30 stock purchase would be the foundation of…

By Emerald S. Morrow

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Strategies to Saving

5 tools and tips to help you save money to meet your financial goals

It was at the age of 47 that Cheryl Derricotte realized she needed to be…

By Bridget McCrea

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The Importance of Sleep

After a series of unexplained health scares—including loss of consciousness while driving, and breathing and…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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Freshman Class of CEOs

Meet six newcomers to the B.E. 100s who are at the top of their game

They oversee more than $550 million in combined revenues and employ more than 1,000 people…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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Nowhere to Go But Up

Having overhauled more than 70% of the brand’s portfolio, Sheraton now leads the other brands…

By Sonia Alleyne

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How To

Cultural bias

Ask Sheree: When an Employee Suffers Cultural Bias

What should I do when I sense that my manager is culturally biased against me?
First…

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Startups

How to Start a Profitable T-Shirt Business

T-shirts are contemporary wardrobe staples for men, women, and children today. Building an online T-shirt…

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