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Know the Signs of Telemarketing Fraud 5 Money Lessons From Big Sean’s ‘Higher’ Wealth Gap Between Whites and Blacks, Hispanic Households Widens Fantasia Loses Her House After Failing to Sell at Preferred Price 5 Financial Tips for Graduating Students Estate Planning With Your Children in Mind 6 Months After Hurricane Sandy, “Thousands” Still Homeless For Financial Capability Month, CFTC Resources Help Crack Down on Fraud How Traffic Can Be an Indicator of the Economy’s Health No Longer Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton to Cash In Best Travel Credit Cards for 2013 Come in All Shapes and Sizes Housing Market is Up and Down, Numbers Show Judge Gives Lauryn Hill Two Weeks to Pay $500,000 Tax Debt Amid Booming Sales, Netflix Says it Will Create Family Plan 20 Percent of African Americans Too Broke for Bank Accounts 4 Top Financial Goals to Achieve Right Now Nate Dogg Baby Mama Files $300K Claim Against Estate Mid-westerners Have Fewer Financial Worries, Rankings Show At ‘REBIRTH!’, N.Y. Urban League’s Young Professionals Raise Money for Education Crazy Bulls Fan is Trying to Sue Derrick Rose Struggling U.S. Postal Service Is Losing $25 Million a Day ATMs More Expensive to Use, Study Finds Jay-Z and Beyonce Become Music’s “First Billionaire Couple” Carnival Announces $300 Million Enhancement Program Opinions on How to Spend Your Tax Refund Run the Gamut How to Find the Right Credit Card for You A Parent’s Guide To Raising Financially Responsible Children Detroit Homeowner Threatens Potential Squatters With Gunshots Lauryn Hill Begs Judge for Mercy in Tax Evasion Case Lil Scrappy’s ‘Love and Hip-Hop’ Check to be Garnished Need More Time? How to File an Extension on Your Taxes Fredrick D. Scott Starts Investment Firm For African American Institutions So You Filed Your Taxes. Now What? As Sequester Cuts Take Hold, America Feels the Pinch 10 Surefire Ways to Go Broke This Year Reebok Drops Rapper Rick Ross Over Lyrics NJ Powerball Winner to Pay Neighbors’ Rent With Jackpot Carmelo Anthony’s No. 7 Knicks Jersey is NBA’s Most Popular Bernanke: ‘Stress Tests’ Say Banks Can Survive Economic Collapse Give Your New Graduate A Financial Head Start As Louisville’s Kevin Ware Cut Down Nets, Fiskars Scissors Gets the Big Stage Walmart Worker Finds $20,000, Returns it to Customer It’s Spring Wedding Season: 4 Tips on How to Protect Your Budget Do This If You’re Still Not Ready to File Your Taxes Michael Jordan’s Paternity Suit Not Going Away College Loan Interest Rates to Double by July U.S. Economy Adds Just 88,000 Jobs in March Marriage and Financial Inequality: Why Gay & Lesbian Couples Pay More Still Profitable, Chipotle Could Be Losing Its ‘Cool’ Factor Stop Thieves From Digging Up The Identities of the Dead 5 Financial Pitfalls the Underinsured Must Avoid Diddy Tops Forbes List of Wealthiest Hip-Hop Artists Childhood Home of Notorious B.I.G. 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Kelly’s Chicago Mansion Foreclosed and Sold at Auction Hollywood’s Five Most Publicized Custody Battles “The Blind Side” Home on Sale for $3.9 Million Michael Jordan’s Fiancée Signs Pre-Nup Kevin Hart Settles Divorce Financials with Ex-Wife CardHub.com Releases U.S. Cities With Best, Worst Budgeters 5 Love & Money Lessons From J. Cole’s ‘Power Trip’ Featuring Miguel 6 Things Debt Collectors Can and Can’t Do J. Cole Tells New York Magazine He Wants to Open a Cheesecake Factory 5 Important Tips to Consider When Choosing a Financial Planner Tiger Woods, Lindsey Vonn Sought to Devalue Paparazzi Photos With Announcement Low-Wage Workers Feel Worse off Now than During Recession The Truth About Emergency Savings Funds What Happens to a Marriage When She Makes More? 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Disputing Errors on Your Credit Report Tax Cuts Will Leave Lasting Impact on Higher Education U.S. Recovery Boosting Profits, Not Putting Americans Back to Work Former NFL Lineman Jarvis Green Sets Eye On Food Industry On the Importance of Paying Yourself First Love and War: Financial Basics for Families Facing Deployment Racial Wealth Gap Has Tripled Since Reagan Michelle Obama Inks $50 Million Partnership with Nike Tips for Eating Clean on a Budget Andrew Mason, CEO and Founder of Groupon, Is Out Michael Jordan Hit With Paternity Suit Kentucky Panhandler Rakes In $100,000 Annually Kim and Kanye are Turning Down Money Money Matters: How To Pay Taxes If You Don’t Have the Money NFL Player Works at Sandwich Shop Making $7.50 an Hour During America Saves Week, Get Serious About Your Financial Plan 5 Money Lessons From Drake’s “Started From the Bottom” Tips for Using Lent to Recommit to Your Savings Goals Decoded: It’s A Different World Without TV’s Favorite Cast Why you Should Avoid Prepaid Debit Cards at all Costs Beyoncé Inks New Publishing Deal, Joins Jay-Z at Warner Study Says Minimum Wage Should Really be $21.72 Tips for Crowdfunding Your Education Costs Mike Tyson Files Suit Against Live Nation Entertainment At Brooklyn Museum, an Artist’s Dissonance Has a Rapt Audience Jay-Z Signs Publishing Deal With Warner Music Is Patch, AOL’s Hyper-Local Experiment, Doomed? ‘Motown: The Musical’ Releasing Original, Cast Albums

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Know the Signs of Telemarketing Fraud

Be aware of thieves looking to take advantage of you.

Telemarketing scams are everywhere…watch out!

By Sheiresa Ngo

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5 Money Lessons From Big Sean’s ‘Higher’

Money memoirs from a Detroit player

Big Sean’s determined to see success on ‘Higher’ off his ‘Detroit’ mixtape. His new album,…

By Darren Sands

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Wealth Gap Between Whites and Blacks, Hispanic Households Widens

A new study reveals harsh realities

Do you see this gap ever getting tighter?

By Darren Sands

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Fantasia Loses Her House After Failing to Sell at Preferred Price

Reports are surfacing that after being unable to sell her home, she relinquishes it to the bank

Will the problems keep mounting for the American Idol winner, Fantasia, who just recently lost…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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5 Financial Tips for Graduating Students

You're well on your way if you can get these down pat

Get a jump on your peers by following these tips.

By Jennifer Streaks

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Estate Planning With Your Children in Mind

Leaving money to pay for burial costs as well as to heirs is just part of the estate planning process.

Life insurance payouts can be used to pay off debts and loans, making it possible…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Hurricane Sandy Aftermath

6 Months After Hurricane Sandy, “Thousands” Still Homeless

Hurricane season is right around the corner

Many are still not out of the woods in the most affected areas.

By Darren Sands

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Obama Returns Portion of Pay to Show Solidarity with Workers

For Financial Capability Month, CFTC Resources Help Crack Down on Fraud

Commissioner says agency will investigate trades after controversial tweets

Obama administration maintains its quest for transparency at the federal level.

By Darren Sands

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How Traffic Can Be an Indicator of the Economy’s Health

Research shows a correlation between the two

Traffic bad? Probably means the economy’s good.

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No Longer Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton to Cash In

Could a run for the presidency be in her future?

Hillary Clinton may run for president in 2016.

By Darren Sands

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Best Travel Credit Cards for 2013 Come in All Shapes and Sizes

Do you know what card is right for you?

Figuring out which card you need could save you hundreds — even thousands.

By Darren Sands

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Housing Market is Up and Down, Numbers Show

Some housing construction is making a difference

New numbers have some analysts looking up.

By Kenneth Meeks

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Judge Gives Lauryn Hill Two Weeks to Pay $500,000 Tax Debt

Sentencing in tax evasion case moved to May 6

Lauryn Hill’s tax woes continue.

By Darren Sands

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Amid Booming Sales, Netflix Says it Will Create Family Plan

Announcement comes as Netflix boasts $3 million first-quarter profit, success of original series

Netfix says over 10 million users use the service without paying.

By Darren Sands

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20 Percent of African Americans Too Broke for Bank Accounts

Banks charge an average of $6 to cash checks

A large segment of the black community is unbanked

By Makkada B. Selah

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4 Top Financial Goals to Achieve Right Now

Quickly, a refresher course on what you need to be doing

The earlier you start here the less of a rush you will be in later.…

By Jennifer Streaks

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Nate Dogg Baby Mama Files $300K Claim Against Estate

Nate Dogg died without a will

Mother alleges rapper owes back child support

By Makkada B. Selah

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St. Louis Entrepreneurs Get New Help Launching Businesses

Mid-westerners Have Fewer Financial Worries, Rankings Show

No worries: Are they keys to financial freedom found in the midwest?

How does your city rank?

By Darren Sands

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New York Urban League's Young Professionals President Jemar T. Ward.

At ‘REBIRTH!’, N.Y. Urban League’s Young Professionals Raise Money for Education

Manhattan's finest celebrate a great cause

Urban League’s Young Professionals are dedicated to change.

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Crazy Bulls Fan is Trying to Sue Derrick Rose

Rose has still not returned from a torn ACL

Bulls guard Derrick Rose has still not returned from an injury he suffered last postseason.

By Darren Sands

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Struggling U.S. Postal Service Is Losing $25 Million a Day

Chief says Congress must take action

A congressional vote reversed the decision to cancel Saturday delivery.

By Darren Sands

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ATMs More Expensive to Use, Study Finds

Out-of-network fees add up

Generally speaking, ATMs are more expensive than they were years ago.

By Darren Sands

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Jay-Z and Beyonce Become Music’s “First Billionaire Couple”

With the money the couple is making, maybe they can just buy Cuba

Will there be any couple who can challenge the duo’s finances?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Carnival Announces $300 Million Enhancement Program

Have you ever been on a Carnival ship?

Company is trying to recover after difficult recent past.

By Darren Sands

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Opinions on How to Spend Your Tax Refund Run the Gamut

How will you spend yours?

Everyone has an opinion at this time of year.

By Darren Sands

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How to Find the Right Credit Card for You

Do you have a plan?

How do you find the right card for your lifestyle?

By Darren Sands

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A Parent’s Guide To Raising Financially Responsible Children

Our first lessons about money come from our parents. Sabrina Lamb's book "Do I Look Like An ATM?" provides a game plan for smarter choices.

Sabrina Lamb’s book “Do I Look Like An ATM?” provides a game plan for teaching…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Detroit Homeowner Threatens Potential Squatters With Gunshots

If your home is vacant in Detroit chances are someone will treat it like their home.

Detroit homeowners face squatters who make their homes their own

By Sasha King

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Lauryn Hill Begs Judge for Mercy in Tax Evasion Case

Lauryn Hill is asking the judge for mercy as her tax evasion sentencing draws near.

Lauryn Hill gets added to the ongoing list of celebrities to avoid paying Uncle Sam.

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Lil Scrappy’s ‘Love and Hip-Hop’ Check to be Garnished

Love and Hip-Hop Atlanta is entering season 2

A Georgia court ordered the rapper to pay up

By Makkada B. Selah

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Need More Time? How to File an Extension on Your Taxes

The form is as easy as 1-2-3

It’s April, and millions still haven’t filed their taxes.

By Darren Sands

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Fredrick D. Scott was arraigned on charges he stole from investors.

Fredrick D. Scott Starts Investment Firm For African American Institutions

Former hedge fund manager is creating opportunities for others

Former hedge fund manager is creating opportunities for others

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So You Filed Your Taxes. Now What?

Taking action after you file can get you ahead of the game

A list of things to do April 15th — and beyond.

By Jennifer Streaks

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As Sequester Cuts Take Hold, America Feels the Pinch

President Obama took a pay cut, too

Budgets across dozens of federal agencies and programs were slashed, with employees and administrators taking…

By Darren Sands

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10 Surefire Ways to Go Broke This Year

Wasteful spending isn't the only symptom of a bad financial steward

Budgeting, like anything else that matters in life, takes time. Even essential tax and estate…

By Darren Sands

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Reebok Drops Rapper Rick Ross Over Lyrics

Reebok released a statement Thursday afternoon

The gossip news site TMZ is reporting that Reebok has parted ways with the rapper…

By Darren Sands

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NJ Powerball Winner to Pay Neighbors’ Rent With Jackpot

Powerball winner is a modern-day Robin Hood

Pedro Quezada says he wants to ‘help a lot of people’

By Makkada B. Selah

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Carmelo Anthony’s No. 7 Knicks Jersey is NBA’s Most Popular

The Knicks star forward is paying dividends on and off the court

It’s quite the accomplishment for Anthony, because the Knicks weren’t expected to improve as much…

By Darren Sands

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Bernanke: ‘Stress Tests’ Say Banks Can Survive Economic Collapse

Bernanke optimistic on banks' strength

At a conference in Georgia, Bernanke said the tests revealed that all but one major…

By Darren Sands

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Give Your New Graduate A Financial Head Start

Getting young adults on the right path with their finances is the best way to mark a rite of passage to adulthood.

Getting young adults on the right path with their finances is the best way to…

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Kevin Ware is undoubtedly the face of the 2013 NCAA Tournament, and Adidas and the scissors company Fiskars are two major benefactors.

As Louisville’s Kevin Ware Cut Down Nets, Fiskars Scissors Gets the Big Stage

Iconic images at Final Four have little monetary benefit for players

Critics parse fairness of brand associations on the court at the Final Four.

By Darren Sands

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Walmart Worker Finds $20,000, Returns it to Customer

Good Samaritan worker has been promoted

A kind-hearted Walmart worker defines customer service

By Makkada B. Selah

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It’s Spring Wedding Season: 4 Tips on How to Protect Your Budget

You can only get "more awesome" if you're not getting married by keeping costs low

A few tips for the frugal-minded person.

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Lying to the IRS.   Lying on your taxes is a felony that could result in jail time of up to three years. Individuals face fines of up to $250,000 and corporations face up to $500,000. In addition, you could be slapped with the costs related to your prosecution. Uncle Sam says don't do it. Trust us, he'll get you.

Do This If You’re Still Not Ready to File Your Taxes

It's time to get that extension from the IRS

A most important deadline is looming.

By Jennifer Streaks

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Michael Jordan’s Paternity Suit Not Going Away

Charlotte Bobcats owner not in the clear yet regarding paternity suit filed against him

Is it at all possible that Michael Jordan is the father of Pamela Smith’s son?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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College Loan Interest Rates to Double by July

If Congress doesn't budge from standoff, student loans will double in interest.

Student loan interest rates will double from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent by July 1.

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U.S. Economy Adds Just 88,000 Jobs in March

Numbers far below expert's projections

Numbers show lack of faith in U.S. economy.

By Darren Sands

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Marriage and Financial Inequality: Why Gay & Lesbian Couples Pay More

Same-sex couples seek marriage rights and legal protections, from accessing healthcare benefits to transferring wealth

Together 10 years, Moore and Harley exchanged wedding vows a beachside ceremony in Los…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Still Profitable, Chipotle Could Be Losing Its ‘Cool’ Factor

Goldman Sachs expresses doubt about Chipotle Mexican Grill's future

Is Chipotle’s a good problem to have?

By Darren Sands

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Stop Thieves From Digging Up The Identities of the Dead

How to guard your deceased loved one's identity from modern-day grave robbers.

Last year the identities of almost 2.5 million deceased American were used to fraudulently open…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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5 Financial Pitfalls the Underinsured Must Avoid

The already susceptible should be extra careful

Waste no time getting into these tips.

By Darren Sands

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Diddy Tops Forbes List of Wealthiest Hip-Hop Artists

Bad Boy mogul makes good on his cash flow with estimated worth of $580 million.

Diddy’s Ciroc partnership has earned the mogul millions in profit.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Childhood Home of Notorious B.I.G. Up For Sale for $725,000

The residence remains an attraction for tourists

For three-quarters of a million dollars, you, too, can let your tape rock until your…

By Darren Sands

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Special Circumstances That Could Affect Your Taxes

Could one of these extenuating circumstances apply to you?

Every year, special circumstances affect millions of taxpayers.

By Jennifer Streaks

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Small Businesses Favor Minimum Wage Increase says National Poll

Staggering Number of College Graduates Working on Minimum Wage

Over 280,000 college graduates are working minimum wage jobs.

Nearly one in five American households are burdened with college debt.

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Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Ex-Girlfriend to Show Artist’s Unseen Works

There will likely be a new book on the collection, an exhibition and sale.

New works discovered by blue chip artist Jean-Michel Basquiat

By Makkada B. Selah

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How Do The Rich And Famous End Up Broke?

The same way you do. Except your money troubles don't get put out on Front Street by everyone from CNN to TMZ.

It’s a familiar story: professional athletes, superstar entertainers and other famous celebrities losing their homes,…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Garage Sale Buy of ‘Chinese Bowl’ Leads to Big Bucks

Family gains unexpected windfall from garage sale purchase

The family purchased the Chinese bowl at a garage sale six years ago.

By Sasha King

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For LaVar Arrington’s Latest Act, A Grand Nod to His Many Influences

Reinventing himself -- and making a lot of money in the process -- was never something LaVar Arrington thought he couldn't do

LaVar’s second act is in high gear.

By Darren Sands

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Documentary filmmaker Byron Hurt.

From Filmmaker Byron Hurt, a Singular Courage to Tackle ‘Hazing’

Former football and fraternity member tackles critical subject in new film

Byron Hurt was uniquely qualified to tackle hazing topic.

By Darren Sands

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Koli Palu won season nine of NBC's The Biggest Loser and the $100,000 prize. Researchers say financial incentives help people reach their weight loss goals.

Study Shows Financial Incentives Help Weight Loss Goals

Study says participants were motivated by money

Is this a major breakthrough?

By Darren Sands

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Student Debt Becomes Chief Concern for College Applicants

Majority of college applicants say debt is a deciding factor in choosing schools

President Barack Obama and credit reporting agency Moody’s called on colleges to cut student costs.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Is the Perfect Sleep Worth $175,000?

British bed company, Savoir Beds, creates six-figure Royal Bed.

Savoir Beds designs $175,000 Royal Bed, and gives other exclusive clientele the chance to purchase…

By Amber McKynzie

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Don't assume that you would have handled financial decisions any better than Dionne Warwick, who recently filed bankrutpcy, if you were in her shoes.

Dionne Warwick Files for Bankruptcy

The legend is more than $10 million in debt

Publicist says gross financial mismanagement during the 80s and 90s is the cause for her…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Minority-Owned bcondoms ‘Welcomes Opportunity’ to Speak With Bill Gates

bcondoms lauds Gates Foundation announcement, expresses interest

bcondoms has been a proponent of condom usage from its infancy.

By Darren Sands

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Is Clutter Keeping You Back Financially?

Do you think about what financial clutter is doing to your financial goals?

Here are some tips to get rid of that clutter

By Patrice C. Washington

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Do You Know Where Your Money is Going?

Budgeting is still the No. 1 defense against careless spending

How can a budget tell you where your money’s going?

By Jennifer Streaks

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R. Kelly’s Chicago Mansion Foreclosed and Sold at Auction

R. Kelly is one of the highest-earning recording artists of all time

The “Trapped in the Closet” singer defaulted on a 3.5 million dollar mortgage

By Makkada B. Selah

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Hollywood’s Five Most Publicized Custody Battles

From Dwayne Wade to Usher, Black Enterprise looks at Hollywood's most public custody wars.

Black Enterprise takes a look at Hollywood’s most recent custody wars.

By Amber McKynzie

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“The Blind Side” Home on Sale for $3.9 Million

Buckhead 14,000 square foot home for sale.

Would you buy it if you had the money?

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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Michael Jordan’s Fiancée Signs Pre-Nup

Jordan and Prieto reportedly are to wed April 27

Do you think a pre-nup is a good thing?

By Makkada B. Selah

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Kevin Hart Settles Divorce Financials with Ex-Wife

The two may have had a pre-nup

Do you think Kevin Hart got off easy?

By Makkada B. Selah

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CardHub.com Releases U.S. Cities With Best, Worst Budgeters

New York City and Boston are tops on this list

Do you live in a city that can budget?

By Darren Sands

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5 Love & Money Lessons From J. Cole’s ‘Power Trip’ Featuring Miguel

J. Cole's up all night thinking about his love in the first single for his second album, 'Born Sinner'

‘Power Trip’ is the first single from the album ‘Born Sinner’

By Darren Sands

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6 Things Debt Collectors Can and Can’t Do

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau includes debt-collection guidelines in annual report.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released its annual report outlining how it has worked to…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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J. Cole Tells New York Magazine He Wants to Open a Cheesecake Factory

J. Cole, franchisee? If he had his druthers, apparently so

Hey, the guy likes a good Mai Tai.

By Darren Sands

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5 Important Tips to Consider When Choosing a Financial Planner

Need professional assistance to manage your finances?

Here’s some help how to choose the right person for you

By Black Enterprise

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Photos like this -- posted to the Facebook accounts of Tiger Woods and new girlfriend Lindsey Vonn -- were strategic, Woods says.

Tiger Woods, Lindsey Vonn Sought to Devalue Paparazzi Photos With Announcement

Woods slams "stalkarazzi" with reporters

Was this one of Tiger’s more savvy moves?

By Darren Sands

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Small Businesses Favor Minimum Wage Increase says National Poll

Low-Wage Workers Feel Worse off Now than During Recession

New survey reveals most low-wage workers have negative outlook.

41 percent of workers at the same place for more than a decade reported never…

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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The Truth About Emergency Savings Funds

Tips for saving on any budget

All budgets are not created equal. Here are practical tips for saving in the real…

By Ashley R. Harris

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What Happens to a Marriage When She Makes More?

A provocative book by Dr. Dawn DeLavallade candidly addresses the impact of the growing earning power of women on families and marital relationships.

More than 26 percent of marriages today feature wives who out-earn their husbands–and that figure…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Financial Woes: Workers are Saving too Little to Retire

New survey reveals Americans are not enough retirement dollars.

Fifty-seven percent of surveyed Americans reported less than $25,000 in savings and investments.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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NBA Legend Working as a Crossing Guard Now, For Healthcare Insurance

Dantley pulls morning and afternoon shifts

Adrian Dantley went from point guard to crossing guard

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5 Smart Money Moves to Make Right Now

Use this time to get your financial goals back on track

It pays to get work smarter in this economic climate.

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Calif., Rhode Island Have Highest Unemployment Rates

North Dakota is still the lowest, thanks to the oil boom

Unemployment is still worst in Calif.

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Despite Protests, Emergency Financial Manager to Take Over Detroit

Protesters say state officials have ignored the public's strong opposition to the takeover

Protesters in Detroit express displeasure at Emergency Financial Manager appointment

By Makkada B. Selah

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Pet Food Stamps? Yes, They Exist

'Pet Food Stamps' doesn't want to see pet owners be put in between supporting their animal or paying the rent

New non-profit helps low-income pet owners feed their pets

By Makkada B. Selah

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The Career Mistake Women Cannot Afford to Make

Avoiding this mistake could pay future dividends

Women stand to lose up to $500,000 in earning power during their working years if…

By Ashley R. Harris

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Smart Money Moves for Investors

There's a sub market for the savvy investor

5 things to watch for.

By Ashley R. Harris

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HBCUs Clash With Obama Administration Over Financial Aid

New financial aid policies make it more difficult for parents of color to borrow.

HBCU officials say they were not given a notice of the changed loan standard.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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As Stocks Rise, So Does the Number of Millionaires

The number of U.S. households worth $1 million or more spikes.

The rise in U.S. millionaires is a stark contrast to those who are not, with…

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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History! Black Owned Real Estate Firm Purchases NYC Building for $160 Million

Peebles Corp. to acquire iconic office building in downtown Manhattan

Transaction marks the first time an African American owned company has acquired a major commercial…

By Alan Hughes

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Kandi Burruss of ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ Is Suing Co-Star

Former friends disagree over hit reality TV show song

RHOA battle in court over song rights.

By Ashley R. Harris

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Over the course of his career, Chef Roble has positioned himself as a serial entrepreneur.

From Roblé Ali, Tasty Dishes to Wear

#FoodPorn clothing line is a savvy merge of interests, business acumen

Chef Roblé, is at it again.

By Ashley R. Harris

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TSA Making Bucks Off Your Banned Items on Travel List?

TSA collects more than 400 pounds of profitable items a month.

Items, mostly knives, are sold at discounted market price by states, profiting thousands of dollars.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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RIAA’s Top Selling Black Artists of All Time

Are you surprised by anyone on this list?

The top 5 black selling artists of all-time, according to the Recording Industry Association of…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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First Lady Michelle Obama’s Financial Info Revealed in Hacking Incident

A website has revealed Michelle Obama's banking and mortgage information as well as her credit report and credit card history.

Everyone is getting hacked nowadays

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Be A Marriage Planner, Not A Wedding Planner

In far too many cases, the only time couples engage in financial planning as a team (if ever) is to finance their wedding and honeymoon.

Are you about to put a ring on it? Now is as good a time…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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3 Budget-Friendly Domestic Spring Travel Destinations

If you save in the spring, you'll have more to work with for the busy summer travel season

These places are worth it if you’re on a budget.

By Darren Sands

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Don’t Drink and Drive: How a DUI Can Cost You

Besides being just a generally bad idea, it's quite costly

Every day, 27 people die from accident related to drunk driving. That’s according to Mothers…

By Ashley R. Harris

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Mindless Behavior: Behind the Business of America’s Hottest Boy Band

A tried and true business model goes next-level with Prodigy, Ray Ray, Roc Royal and Princeton

The business of Mindless Behavior isn’t exactly ‘mindless’ at all.

By Darren Sands

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13 Celebrities Hacked, Finances Revealed

Internet hacker gets a hold of 13 celebrities private financial information.

13 celebrities fall victim to an Internet hacker getting all financial information revealed.

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5 Money-Saving Skincare Tips For Your Budget

Smart spending and planning can help your skin rebound, our expert says

Being smart about your skincare doesn’t mean you have to break the bank.

By Dr. Michelle Henry

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Survey Says the Average Wedding Costs $28,400

Couples splurged a little more on weddings last year

The average cost of a wedding is the highest since 2008

By Makkada B. Selah

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Lying to the IRS.   Lying on your taxes is a felony that could result in jail time of up to three years. Individuals face fines of up to $250,000 and corporations face up to $500,000. In addition, you could be slapped with the costs related to your prosecution. Uncle Sam says don't do it. Trust us, he'll get you.

Abnormal Tax Refunds or Repayments Could Need Your Attention

Were you alarmed by the result of filing your taxes? It may be time to take action

You may need to take action if you suspect something’s not right with your tax-return…

By Darren Sands

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Could Emergency Financial Management in Detroit Hurt Blacks?

Is Detroit doomed?

The state of Michigan is threatening to take over Detroit

By Makkada B. Selah

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A To-Do List for the Long-Term Unemployed

Making sure those looking for employment for a year or more stay on course

Simply looking for a job no longer cuts it in today’s market.

By Jennifer Streaks

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‘Oz the Great and Powerful’ Rakes in $80 Million in North America

'Dead Man Down' had a disappointing opening weekend

‘Oz’ had a powerful opening weekend

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How to Manage the Investor Relationship

Entrepreneurs, see how to have a mutually beneficial relationship with your investor

BlackEnterprise.com outlines 5 tips to managing the investor relationship.

By Mary Pryor

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LGBT Investors More Upbeat About The Economy

Despite overall optimism, Wells Fargo survey shows financial confusion about DOMA and benefits is high for same-sex couples

A new survey shows new information about the group’s attitude about the economy.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Freddie Mitchell, Former NFL Wide Receiver, Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud

Mitchell has continued his downward spiral after his playing days

Freddie Mitchell has pled guilty.

By Darren Sands

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Lending Money in Relationships: A Toolkit

Is lending money to your significant other a smart idea?

It can be very uncomfortable trying to decide whether lending money to someone you’re in…

By Kenny Pugh

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Survey: 1 in 7 Denied Jobs Because of Credit Issues

Are we witnessing the dawn of new standards in hiring?

More people than previously thought are being denied jobs because of a spotty credit history.

By Darren Sands

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JCPenney’s Effort to Go Big and Avoid Bankruptcy

Retail chains have had to adjust, some have survived, some have perished. Where will JCPenney fall?

Is the future in jeopardy?

By Ashley R. Harris

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States Cut Spending, and Tuition at Public Universities Rise

Costs are skyrocketing at the state level

Students are left in a serious quandary as states slash budgets to make room for…

By Ashley R. Harris

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The widow of the late Lorenzen Wright in ten months squandered $1 million in insurance money meant to take care of their six children.

Report: Family of NBA’s Lorenzen Wright Could Want Damages For Mishandling 911 Call

Murder of former NBA star remains unsolved

What do you think of her spending habits?

By Darren Sands

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Online Banks: Too Good to be True?

Online Banking isn't quite what it used to be

A few things to consider before opening an account in 2013

By Ashley R. Harris

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Never Be Guilted Into Making Bad Money Decisions

Don't be emotionally blackmailed into putting your financial health at risk

There is nothing wrong with helping friends and relatives during tough times, commensurate with the…

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Thinking of Others: How Life Insurance Can Save Your Co-Signer

In the event of an untimely death, life insurance may be a life raft for co-signers

If you’ve ever taken out a loan and had a co-signer, life insurance is something…

By Ashley R. Harris

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Overall Satisfaction among Small Business Banking Customers Drops

5 Apps That Will Simplify Tax Season

Keep calm and use one of these tax mobile apps

Tax apps that will simplify the filing process.

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A Woman’s Crusade For Financial Education Helps Veterans Succeed

One woman's crusade to get military members in better financial shape.

Shay Tull-Cook helps veterans and active service members with their finances.

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Are Americans Taking on More Debt?

Increased confidence in the economy spurring more risk from Americans, but is it too soon?

One of the biggest indicators is the consistently improving housing market, which is picking up…

By Ashley R. Harris

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Disputing Errors on Your Credit Report

Inaccuracies exist in millions of credit reports

The National Foundation for Credit Counseling has some tips for how to correct errors in…

By Natalie P. McNeal

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Tax Cuts Will Leave Lasting Impact on Higher Education

The Pell Grant will be unaffected, but other areas of higher education will feel the sequester

HIgher education may become even more unattainable for some

By Ashley R. Harris

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U.S. Recovery Boosting Profits, Not Putting Americans Back to Work

Companies are turning profits, but avoiding hiring

Currently, the Dow Jones industrial average is nearing a record high resulting in a period…

By Ashley R. Harris

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Former NFL Lineman Jarvis Green Sets Eye On Food Industry

The former NFL star has his sights set on a long, lucrative career

It’s a real wonder that former NFL defensive lineman Jarvis Green never saw himself as…

By Darren Sands

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On the Importance of Paying Yourself First

Our financial expert says it's time you started paying yourself

Saving money to cover expenses in case of an emergency is one of the most…

By Jennifer Streaks

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Love and War: Financial Basics for Families Facing Deployment

Deployment doesn't mean deflating family finances, here's a few tips on how to keep them afloat

Money tips for military families.

By Ashley R. Harris

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Racial Wealth Gap Has Tripled Since Reagan

The wealth gap between whites and blacks has gotten bigger, not smaller

New Brandeis study says wealth gap between blacks and whites has tripled since Reagan

By Makkada B. Selah

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Michelle Obama Inks $50 Million Partnership with Nike

New initiative will bring 180 minutes of exercise to schools per day

Michelle Obama recruits Nike to bring more physical activity in schools

By Makkada B. Selah

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Eating clean may mean you have to stay away from soul food.

Tips for Eating Clean on a Budget

Buying healthy can be costly, use these tips to curb the expense

Eating clean can pay off large dividends in the long run.

By Ashley R. Harris

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Andrew Mason, CEO and Founder of Groupon, Is Out

The board decided on Thursday

Andrew Mason is out as Groupon’s CEO.

By Darren Sands

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Michael Jordan Hit With Paternity Suit

Michael Jordan's being accused of being a deadbeat dad

Does the woman have a case? Or is this just a frivolous money grab?

By Ashley R. Harris

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Kentucky Panhandler Rakes In $100,000 Annually

Convicted con artist is literally ridin' around and gettin' it

Con artist says he pretends to be mentally challenged and makes six figures from the…

By Darren Sands

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Kim and Kanye are Turning Down Money

Pop culture power duo not selling what some people want to buy

The superstar couple of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West insist on staying in Bel-Air mansion

By Ashley R. Harris

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Money Matters: How To Pay Taxes If You Don’t Have the Money

Discretion is advised

During the tax season there are many individuals who rely on their tax refund. It…

By Sasha King

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NFL Player Works at Sandwich Shop Making $7.50 an Hour

This football player is happy to make you a sandwich, provided you hold the judgment

Terrance Ganaway just doesn’t care.

By Darren Sands

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During America Saves Week, Get Serious About Your Financial Plan

New study shows Americans could do better when it comes to drafting a savings plan.

Just in time for America Saves Week is the annual savings survey by America Saves…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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5 Money Lessons From Drake’s “Started From the Bottom”

The new single for an album due in 2013 has the radio and Internet abuzz

Money lessons from Mr. Young Money himself

By Darren Sands

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Tips for Using Lent to Recommit to Your Savings Goals

Keep money in your wallet this Lent

Use these tips to get ahead!

By Ashley R. Harris

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Decoded: It’s A Different World Without TV’s Favorite Cast

Black Enterprise delves into the lives of cast members from A Different World.

Black Enterprise takes a look at the cast members of A Different World after they…

By Amber McKynzie

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Why you Should Avoid Prepaid Debit Cards at all Costs

The benefits of prepaid debit cards can often appear attractive

Companies peddling prepaid debit cards often use celebrities to target consumers.

By Jennifer Streaks

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Beyoncé Inks New Publishing Deal, Joins Jay-Z at Warner

Warner is her label effective immediately

The pop star joins her husband Jay-Z at Warner/Chappell publishing

By Makkada B. Selah

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Study Says Minimum Wage Should Really be $21.72

The minimum wage is too low for more reasons than one, study says

Economic study says the minimum wage has not kept pace with advancements in worker productivity

By Makkada B. Selah

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Tips for Crowdfunding Your Education Costs

Could you benefit from these strategies?

Here are three sites to consider for crowdfunding some of your education costs.

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Mike Tyson Files Suit Against Live Nation Entertainment

Seeks millions in damages

The suit claims that one of the advisers, Brian Ourand, stole more than $300,000 from…

By Sasha King

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At Brooklyn Museum, an Artist’s Dissonance Has a Rapt Audience

With a non-political approach, Gabrielle Watson, an attorney, makes waves in New York City

A wide audience — and a local platform — means the time is now for…

By Darren Sands

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Jay-Z Signs Publishing Deal With Warner Music

Jigga is soon to have more control to his entire catalog

Mr. Carter’s working relationship with Jon Platt dates back to 1996.

By Darren Sands

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Is Patch, AOL’s Hyper-Local Experiment, Doomed?

The ambitious project committed to hyper-local journalism is coming under fire

Can AOL recover from the financial hit?

By Darren Sands

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‘Motown: The Musical’ Releasing Original, Cast Albums

Motown's Berry Gordy is producing the musical

Numbers from the promising musical will soon be available.

By Darren Sands

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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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