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HBCU Financial Forecast: Part I

Advocates make argument for more federal funding

The country’s economic quagmire has reached far beyond Wall Street to the hallowed halls of…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Foreclosure Prevention Gone Awry?

'Justice League' clamps down on home mortgage scams

The ink on President Barack Obama’s massive stimulus plan hadn’t dried before spurious Websites sprouted…

By Renita Burns

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In a Declining Market, Forward Thinking Could Pay Off

Experts say a low price now could mean high returns later

Don’t panic. Stay the course and focus on your long-term goals. This continues to be…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Closing the Wealth Gap

Fight continues in promoting financial freedom for minorities

Even before the financial crisis hit Wall Street, the net worth of the average American…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Up In Smoke

Sometimes a �good� investment won�t sit well with your conscience

Eight out of every ten black, youth smokers smoke Newport cigarettes.

By John Simons

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State of Black America: Wealth for Life

Wealth building is not a sprint; it's a marathon

In its State of Black America 2009 report, the National Urban League examines challenges…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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The Cutting Edge: Big Tax Refund? You Might Want to Think Twice

Overpaying Uncle Sam is like giving him an interest-free loan

There is such a thing as overpaying Uncle Sam. Though buxom tax returns can seem…

By Renita Burns

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Voices of Economic Survival

Lessons learned from the Great Depression

As bad as the economy has gotten in the past few months, the hardships many…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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A Random Walk Down Wall Street (With Protesters)

With the economy in terrible shape, everyone has a favorite scapegoat. For some, it's bankers and bureaucrats.

On my lunch hour last Friday, I went down to lower Manhattan’s financial district—the nerve…

By John Simons

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Summer Camp Teaches Teens Ingenuity, Enterprise, Integrity

Founder weaves moral principles into entrepreneurship

Many high school students plan their summer vacations around what malls, beaches, and amusement parks…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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The Cutting Edge: Tax Tips for First-Time Filers

Don�t let ignorance cost you money, time

If this is your first time filing as an independent, or you’ve just started taking…

By Renita Burns

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National Urban League Report Finds Blacks Continue to Lag

Best of times, worst of times for black America

Blacks are twice as likely as whites to be unemployed; three ties more likely to…

By Joyce Jones

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Fools Gold?

Determining if Cash4Gold is worth its weight

Out of all the cash for gold companies shilling on television, Cash4Gold has managed to…

By Renita Burns

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Robbing Peter to Pay Paul

Protect yourself from Ponzis and other investment fraud

News about the $65 billion Ponzi scheme perpetrated by former NASDAQ chairman Bernard Madoff has…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Say No to Overdraft Fees

10 Days Left to Tell Fed to Say No to Banks

Ever had to pay an additional $30 for a $5 hamburger or a $15 meal?…

By Renita Burns

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Empowerment Experiment Shines Light on Black Business Blight

Chicago couple pledges to "buy black" for 2009

Like many other blacks in Illinois who live in areas where mainstream grocery stores are…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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The Cutting Edge: ‘Just in Case’ Recession Specials

Companies offer deals tailored to an uncertain job market

Yesterday, I blogged on recession-friendly deals companies are offering. But there’s more to the wave…

By Renita Burns

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The Cutting Edge: Recession Specials

Deals sure to be kind to your wallet

For consumers clutching their purse strings and wallets, companies are hoping to loosen that grip…

By Renita Burns

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HUD Outlines Homeowners’ Rescue Plan

If you’re one of the seven to nine million homeowners whose monthly mortgage payments are…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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2. I Will Maximize My Income Potential Through Education and Training

How training and education can boost your earnings potential.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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How To

3 (Non-Creepy) Ways to Follow-up After a Networking Event

If you’ve ever exchanged contact information at a networking event, then waited too long to…

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women in business

How Women in Business Can Help Other Women Break Barriers

Considering women of color are the fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs in the United States, BlackEnterprise.com…

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