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Nas Still Owes Taxes, Tour Money to be Garnished

Why can't rappers ever get their tax situations straight?

The rapper is still in arrears, according to the Georgia Department of Revenue

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Quick Ways to Save Money at Thanksgiving

Save money and time this holiday season

Save money and time this holiday season

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Brooklyn Woman’s Late Husband Divorced Her, Cut Her Out of Pension

David Dowers lived with his wife until his death in 2002

Widow of deceased man said she still loves him.

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Could Cory Booker Soon be Living on Food Stamps?

Newark mayor challenges Twitter follower to contest

Cory Booker will participate in Univ. of Bridgeport food stamp contest.

By Darren Sands

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Holiday Spending: Don’t Let it Wipe You Out

Making sure your savings are still in tact this holiday season

Just in time for Black Friday, a few tips so you can save more money…

By Jennifer Streaks

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Kevin Clash Struck $125K Settlement With Accuser

Accuser was reportedly crying when he signed the papers

Kevin Clash paid his accuser $125k to recant his underage sex story

By Makkada B. Selah

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Where Will Money From the BP Oil Settlement Go?

Oil giant has come to financial terms, but where will the money go?

Projections for the settlement funds from BP.

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Spending Wisely on Small Business Saturday

Give local and small businesses a try

Will you support small business Saturday?

By Ashley R. Harris

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Bernanke: ‘Discriminatory Lending Made Housing Crisis Worse for Minorities’

The Federal Reserve Chariman's statement was a surprise to many.

Bernanke said that discriminatory lending practices exacerbated the impact of the housing crisis on people…

By Laurence Afums

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Black Women Missing Out on the Economic Recovery

Black unemployment continues to trend high at 14 percent plus.

How have you done during these trying times?

By Laurence Afums

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Denny’s Plans to Charge 5% ‘Obamacare Surcharge,’ Cut Workers Hours

Restaurant owner says 'it's the only alternative'

A Florida restauranteur says he can’t afford the Obamacare mandates

By Makkada B. Selah

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Is Facebook Making You Poor?

Study shows that the social networking site causes people to over-indulge

Research reveals link between social media interaction, debt

By Ashley R. Harris

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50 Cent Launches Boxing Promotions Company

Rapper's company said to be licensed to promote in Nev., N.Y.

The entrepreneur 50 Cent is broadening his reach into the world of sports.

By Darren Sands

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Americans Taking Less Vacation Time

Could it be time to move to Europe?

Report says Americans aren’t getting enough time away from it all

By Ashley R. Harris

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Say Goodbye to Your Twinkies and Wonderbread

Hostess brands closing after decades in the snack business

Will you miss their goods?

By Ashley R. Harris

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Why Adidas’ #TheReturn Campaign Works

A shout out to Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose is on his way back. Here’s why we care.

By Darren Sands

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School officials believe new program to make college affordable to local students will bring hope to the city's youth.

University of Chicago Starts Program for Local Students

U of C will try to lure more local talent

The University of Chicago is making attending the school easier for local students

By Ashley R. Harris

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The Other Fiscal Cliff: Money-Market Funds

The fiscal cliff isn't the only money problem on the Hill

Another financial problem, potential disastrous, confronts lawmakers.

By Ashley R. Harris

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Attention New Homeowners: We Want Your Story!

Your stories can inspire others

Highlighting our victories.

By Darren Sands

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R.I. Counterfeit Crook Puts Lincoln’s Face on $100 Bills

Man held on $1,000 bail

From the stupid criminals files.

By Darren Sands

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8 End of the Year Tax Tips

A shortlist of things you can do to to shore up your tax situation

What can you do to shore up your taxes at the end of the year?…

By Jennifer Streaks

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You Like That Dirty Money and You Didn’t Even Know it

Do you have dollar prejudice?

A new report revealed some interesting facts about the aesthetics of cash. Mula. Dinero.

By Ashley R. Harris

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O.J. Simpson Hit with Tax Lien

The filing comes just weeks after a Nevada judge agreed to grant Simpson a new hearing in May

The filing comes just weeks after a Nevada judge agreed to grant Simpson a new…

By Makkada B. Selah

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How Will Falling Off Fiscal Cliff Affect Your Wallet?

Financial crisis carries immediate, long term effects

Could approaching the fiscal cliff mean your finances are in trouble?

By Jennifer Streaks

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Golden Krust CEO Lowell Hawthorne Gives Recipes for Business Success in New Book

Golden Krust's CEO speaks on Earl "Butch" Graves' endorsement of his book and why his beef patties are the best around

Golden Krust’s CEO speaks on Earl “Butch” Graves’ endorsement of his book and why his…

By Chantell Black

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Ursula Burns Pushes Washington to Solve ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Crisis

Xerox chief warns of stagnant economy

Xerox CEO is one of dozens of the nation’s most powerful chief executives hoping Washington…

By Darren Sands

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MoneyGram to Donate Money to Red Cross

Dollar of every transaction will go to relief efforts

More companies are pitching in to help the survivors of Hurricane Sandy. Dallas-based MoneyGram International…

By Ashley R. Harris

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Gary Dourdan of CSI Files for Bankruptcy

The actor says he only has $321 a month in disposable income

The actor says he only has $321 a month in disposable income

By Makkada B. Selah

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Travel Giant Priceline Acquires Kayak

Analysts unsure of what shocker means for web travel industry

Does Priceline’s purchase of Kayak mean cheaper travel?

By Ashley R. Harris

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The Lazy Man’s Guide to Holiday Shopping: Gift Cards

Achieving holiday cheer from the comfort of your couch

Strategies for the gift card buyer in you.

By Ashley R. Harris

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Debra Langford, vice president inclusion and diversity at NBC Universal, offers up some advice during the Power Networking Workshop, hosted by Microsoft.

Who, What, When, Where, How: On Finding the Best Advice

No matter how much you’ve accomplished, everyone needs a little wise counsel

Could you be looking for good advice in all the wrong places?

By Patrice C. Washington

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5 Money Lessons from Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Money Trees’

From the acclaimed album, lessons on money

What can ‘Money Trees’ teach us about money?

By Darren Sands

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The Fiscal Cliff: What You Need To Know

A primer on the sequester

The fiscal cliff, explained

By Ashley R. Harris

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Is Tax Relief Coming to Sandy Survivors?

For victims and volunteers, help is on the way

The IRS will begin relief to those affected by Hurricane Sandy

By Ashley R. Harris

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What’s REALLY Keeping You Out of the One Percent?

Dennis Kimbro's new book, "The Wealth Choice," makes the compelling case that becoming a millionaire is not a matter of chance or connections, but of choice.

Why do some of us become millionaires, even billionaires, while the majority of the rest…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Watch Out for These Changes at Your Bank

Consumers will have increased mobile access to information

Changes are on the horizon at some banks

By Ashley R. Harris

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Top 5 Mishaps That Kill Your Credit

In her "Money Monday" piece financial expert Jennifer Streaks says avoid these pitfalls to protect your credit score

Do you have what it takes to fix your credit?

By Jennifer Streaks

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Women More Likely to Use Payday Loans Than Men

Predatory lending practice popular among whites, women

The parasite of the lending community attacks women significantly more than it does men

By Ashley R. Harris

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How to Start Your Emergency Fund Now

Plan for the unexpected to avoid financial hardship

Tips for starting an emergency fund

By Ashley R. Harris

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President Obama knows he must get both sides Congress to work together to avoid potential economic disaster

Unemployment Steady in Final Jobs Report of the Year

Some 171,000 jobs were added in October

Could the latest jobs numbers could have a last-minute effect on the election?

By Ashley R. Harris

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Small Business Resilient in the Face of Harsh February Weather, According to Direct Capital Lending Index

A Look at the Catastrophic Economic Impact of Sandy

The hurricane's damage has long term effects

Millions have been affected by the storm and its aftermath

By Ashley R. Harris

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Banks Give Customers Fee Reprieve in Sandy Aftermath

For a short time customers will avoid banking fees

Customers finally get a break from hurricane storm

By Ashley R. Harris

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Shoppers Have More to Spend This Holiday Season

Consumers plan to budget, turn to mobile this season

Consumers will turn to mobile, budget more this season, analysts say

By Ashley R. Harris

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5 Ways to Cut Your Grocery Bill Right Now

A penny saved is a penny earned in the grocery aisles

How can you maximize your hard-earned funds in the grocery store?

By Ashley R. Harris

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After Hurricane Sandy: How You Can Help

A few ways to give immediate assistance to those in need

Millions are still in need of essentials in the aftermath of the storm

By Ashley R. Harris

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One Year after Superstorm Sandy, Many Small Businesses Aren't Prepared for the Next Disaster

Sandy Shuts Down Wall Street for Second Consecutive Day

The financial hub has not been closed for days in a row since 1888

Sandy continues its destruction up the Eastern Seaboard

By Ashley R. Harris

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Consumer Spending Increased in September

Economy shows positive trend just week before presidential election

Numbers show broad economic improvement

By Ashley R. Harris

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Anti-Obama Filmmaker Sued by Business Partner for Stolen Profits

D'Sousa is accused of using profits for film toward new book project

D’Sousa is accused of using profits for film toward new book project

By Makkada B. Selah

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One Year after Superstorm Sandy, Many Small Businesses Aren't Prepared for the Next Disaster

A Few Ways Frankenstorm Can Help, Not Hurt You

Getting ready for the storm requires that you think, plan ahead

How to take advantage of an unfortunate situation

By Ashley R. Harris

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‘Basketball Wives’ Star Scores Weight-Loss Endorsement Deal

Roman will be the face of "NV Sprinkles"

Roman will be the face of “NV Sprinkles”

By Makkada B. Selah

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Co-Pay? No Way, Healthcare Changes Looming

Companies dropping co-payment for co-insurance

Could your industry be the next to be affected?

By Ashley R. Harris

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Need Quick Cash? Look Around the House for Unused, Broken Electronics

A little cleaning up around the house can help line your pockets

A little cleaning up around the house can help line your pockets

By Ashley R. Harris

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3 Hottest Food Trends Sure to Eat a Hole in Your Wallet

Tightening your budget may mean you don't have to loosen your belt

Will you be able to avoid the popular trends in favor of a fatter wallet?

By Ashley R. Harris

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Are you ‘Extreme Couponing’ or Just a ‘Hoarder’?

Are you spending more than you're saving with coupons?

Is extreme couponing a healthy concept?

By Ashley R. Harris

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From Street DVDs to Reviving Battle Rap: How Tony ‘SMACK’ Mitchell Monetized Both

SMACK has been able to carve out his own niche without all the glitz and glamour associated with Hip-Hop

SMACK has been able to carve out his own niche without all the glitz and…

By Black Enterprise

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Step 1: How to Set Financial Goals You Can Achieve

Here's part one of three easy steps designed to help you reach more goals in record time

Here’s part one of three easy steps designed to help you reach more goals in…

By Patrice C. Washington

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Record-Low Mortgage Rates Don’t Mean You’ll Get Approved

Some struggles persist for would-be first-time homebuyers

Do low mortgage rates across the board make one more or less worthy?

By Jennifer Streaks

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Popeyes Is Louisiana Fast — Minn. and Calif., Fast, Too

Development means opportunity for investors

Popeyes will spend nearly $13 million to creat restaurants in Minn. and Calif.

By Ashley R. Harris

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New York to Set Tax on Lap Dances, Court Rules

Could taxes on live entertainment affect cash transactions?

Could taxes on live entertainment affect cash transactions?

By Ashley R. Harris

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Generation X’ers Retirement Fears Grow as Economy Slowly Recovers

What's retirement mean for the generation who thought they'd never die?

Their fears can be attributed to the decline in wage earnings during the recession and…

By Ashley R. Harris

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Tiger's Roar: Woods has broken ground on a golf course in Mexico.

Tiger Woods Breaks Ground on His First Golf Course

14-time major champion looking to go 1 for 4 in the course-design department

14-time major champion looking to go 1 for 4 in the course-design department

By Darren Sands

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5 Lies That Keep You in Debt

Discover what fibs may be costing you financial freedom

These common myths could be keeping you from financial freedom

By Patrice C. Washington

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Scary Easy! Quick Ways to Save Big This Halloween

Goons and goblins alike should get ready to save their pennies

Halloween expenses can add up — here’s how to stem the tide!

By Ashley R. Harris

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Income-Based Student Loan Repayment Complicated, Overlooked

Confusion could be root cause of non-payment in many cases

According to the New York Federal Reserve, nearly 5 million people are behind on payments.…

By Ashley R. Harris

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3 Steps to Avoid Getting Swindled for Your Money

Don't let your money disappear from you, now.

These three steps can help keep you in the black

By Ashley R. Harris

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Does AIG Deserve a ‘Thank You’ From the Public?

Insurance giant was bailed out by the U.S. government, but one opinion suggests it was an obligation

Insurance giant was bailed out by the U.S. government, but one opinion suggests it was…

By Ashley R. Harris

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All is Fair in Love and Credit, Right?

Getting married isn't just about love, you need to be financially prepared as well.

Here are few things to consider before you tie the knot.

By Ashley R. Harris

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Is Morehouse College in Financial Trouble?

Enrollment has dropped while faculty and staff furloughed

Enrollment has dropped while faculty and staff furloughed

By Makkada B. Selah

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Amid Growing Unrest, South Africa Unveils $100B Jobs Plan

President Jacob Zuma is facing mounting criticism that he hasn't done enough to stem the country's economic distress.

President Jacob Zuma is facing mounting criticism that he hasn’t done enough to stem the…

By Black Enterprise

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3 Clutch Business Tools For Entrepreneurs

These tools can get you on the fast track to productivity

Thousands of entrepreneurs rely on these web-based business tools.

By Ashley R. Harris

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Morris Brown Still Limping Along Financially

The embattled HBCU only has 50 registered students

The embattled HBCU only has 50 registered students

By Makkada B. Selah

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Is Working With a Remote Staff Right for Your Business?

Wow! Google Unveils $249 Laptop

Product made in partnership with hardware giant Samsung

Google Thursday unveiled a lightweight computer in partnership with Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. that will…

By Darren Sands

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Wealthier Parents More Likely To Send Kids To Nursery School

Census data reveals another big educational gap between the haves and the have-nots

Census data reveals another big educational gap between the haves and the have-nots

By Black Enterprise

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Graduates Encumbered by Debt, Increase of Five Percent

Will college ever become more affordable?

Will college ever become more affordable?

By Ashley R. Harris

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Harlem is Getting a Whole Foods

Grocer coming to historically black neighborhood

Whole Foods is now part of the Harlem’s rapid transformation.

By Ashley R. Harris

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Amanda Littlejohn Miller co-hosted BlackEnterprise.com's #RiseAbove Twitter chat.

Recap: The #RiseAbove Twitter Chat!

How businesses, brands and entrepreneurs can stand out from the rest

How will you #riseabove?

By Darren Sands

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It’s Time to Escape Slavery—From Debt

Free your mind, and your finances will follow. You can't achieve wealth if you won't change the way you think about money.

Too many of us are living beyond our means and pursuing a poverty lifestyle.

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Are Debt Collection Agencies Skirting Laws?

Debt collectors push the envelope, experts say

Some agencies push the envelope when it comes to lawful activity.

By Ashley R. Harris

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Campaign to Eliminate a Billion Dollars in Debt To Launch This Weekend

The Billion Dollar Challenge initiative website goes live October 19th

The Billion Dollar Challenge initiative website goes live October 19th

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#RiseAbove: Keys to Setting Yourself Apart in Business

Join the author on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 11 a.m. for our #RiseAbove Twitter chat

Join the author on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 11 a.m. for our #RiseAbove Twitter chat

By Amanda Miller Littlejohn

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3 Signs You’re Ready to Become an Entrepreneur

Do you have what it takes?

These signs could lead to a new future for would-be entrepreneurs

By Ashley R. Harris

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GoDaddy Users No Longer on Cloud Nine

Brands, small businesses reevaluate hosting needs

Will GoDaddy rebrand itself after this latest hiccup?

By Ashley R. Harris

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Food, Energy Prices on the Rise

Upward trend to persist, experts say

The numbers aren’t dire, but since consumer wages haven’t kept up the pace of growth,…

By Ashley R. Harris

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6 Tips for National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Steps to stay safe when shopping and banking online

Steps to stay safe when shopping and banking online

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Giving This Holiday Season? Don’t Get Duped.

GuideStar report highlights key planning strategies

GuideStar, the database and website that vets and provides information on non-profit and charitable organizations,…

By Darren Sands

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Beyonce will perform at Super Bowl XLVII.

Beyonce to Perform Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show

Superdome to get a super performace at XLVII

Superdome to get a super performance.

By Darren Sands

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Marriage: Still the Ultimate Investment?

The roles we play in relationships today and how commitment can teach us a lot

What can commitment values teach us about investment?

By Black Enterprise

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How to Save Money When Going Out on the Road

Here's how to prepare so you can save money on your next trip

Here’s how to prepare so you can save money on your next trip

By Ashley R. Harris

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Red Lobster's new design, courtesy of Darden.

Red Lobster Makes Menu More Diverse, Affordable

Revamped menu complete with unlimited biscuits for all

Revamped menu complete with unlimited biscuits for all

By Darren Sands

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Rapper Young Dro of ‘Shoulder Lean’ Fame has a Tax Lien

Hopefully he saved some of that "Shoulder Lean" money for the lien

Hopefully he saved some of that “Shoulder Lean” money for the lien

By Demetria Irwin

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Jordan Brand signee Russell Westbrook.

Jordan Brand Adds Russell Westbrook After Losing Dwayne Wade

Westbrook's addition adds youth, cache to the already formidable Jordan team.

Westbrook’s addition adds youth, cache to the already formidable Jordan team.

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Nas’ Foreclosed Atlanta Mansion Sold at Auction

The Queensbridge rapper has been hit hard by the recession

The Queensbridge rapper has been hit hard by the recession

By Makkada B. Selah

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Wyclef’s Haiti Charity Goes Belly Up, With Little To Show For It

What do you think of Wyclef after this Yele report?

What do you think of Wyclef after this Yele report?

By Black Enterprise

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Are employers sick of feeling the crunch when it comes to healthcare premiums?

Could Healthier Living Mean Healthier Pockets?

Companies now tying incentives to healthier lifestyles

Companies now tying incentives to healthier lifestyles

By Ashley R. Harris

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Author, life coach and professional matchmaker Paul Carrick Brunson.

Q&A: 7 Minutes With ‘It’s Complicated’ Author Paul Carrick Brunson

Love and relationships expert on his new book, shared values and when a first-date Groupon is fair game

Paul Carrick Brunson’s new book gives easy steps about how to simplify dating and relationships.…

By Darren Sands

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Ignorance Linked to Lack of Bank Accounts Among Blacks

Rate of Americans with no bank accounts is startling

Rate of Americans with no bank accounts is startling

By Sakina P. Spruell

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Carolina Panthers’ QB Cam Newton Launches Clothing Line

The line, inspired by Newton's personal style, will be available in 133 retail stores early next year

The line, inspired by Newton’s personal style, will be available in 133 retail stores early…

By Darren Sands

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Credit Card Delinquencies Lowest in Over a Decade [Report]

Newly-released numbers indicate that consumers could be smartening up

Newly-released numbers indicate that consumers could be smartening up

By Ashley R. Harris

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Tax Policy Changes to Affect Most Americans [Report]

Annual tax planning will see significant changes if Congress doesn't take action

Annual tax planning will see significant changes if Congress doesn’t take action

By Ashley R. Harris

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Credit Cards: No Interest, No Problem?

Now that the economy appears to be on the rebound, what does that mean for the credit card industry?

Now that the economy appears to be on the rebound, what does that mean for…

By Ashley R. Harris

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Antoine Walker wants to help other athletes avoid a similar fate.

Antoine Walker: 110 Million Dollars Blown, Bankrupt

How he lost it all in 12 Years

Antoine Walker, a former All-Star and NBA Champion, recalls his rode to bankruptcy in an…

By Sasha King

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Whitney Houston’s Family Wants a Change in Will

Cissy Houston wants inheritance for Bobbi Kristina Brown changed

Cissy Houston wants inheritance for Bobbi Kristina Brown changed

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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No Debate: As Race Heats Up, So Does Business, Networking

From DJs to developers, uniting around the president has business benefits -- again

From now until Election Day, socializing and networking in the weeks leading up to November…

By Darren Sands

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Dwyane Wade Cuts Ties With Jordan Brand

Miami Heat star ends contract with Nike brand

Miami Heat star ends contract with Nike brand

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Actors Khalil Kane and J Kyle Manzay will star in 'The Great MacDaddy' in New York this fall.

The Great Recession No Match For ‘The Great MacDaddy’ Play

Producers of classic piece of American theatre ignore financial barriers this fall

Producers of classic piece of American theatre ignore financial barriers this fall

By Darren Sands

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Michael Vick Has Spent $29 Million Since 2008 Bankruptcy Filing

Eagles quarterback has struggled to hold on to his money in last 4 years

Eagles quarterback has struggled to hold on to his money in last 4 years

By Sasha King

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Kanye West Sued for Sampling Eddie Bo Music

Rapper accused of illegal copyright use

Rapper accused of illegal copyright use

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Former NFL star receiver Andre Rison talks about his financial difficulties in the film Broke.

Film Producer Alfred Spellman Talks ESPN Doc on ‘Broke’ Athletes

Documentary highlights the challenges of fame and fortune in sports

Filmmaker Alfred Spellman talks race, fame and power in sports— and how easy it is…

By Darren Sands

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How to Keep it Rich

Too many people get rich and lose their money. Here's how to hold on to it.

Here’s a roadmap to setting your wealth goals

By Sakina P. Spruell

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Are You Confused About Retirement?

Find out the reality of retirement options with this quiz

Find out the reality of retirement options with this quiz

By Sakina P. Spruell

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Black CEO Announces Plans to Combine Some Olive Garden, Red Lobster Restaurants

Darden CEO Clarence Otis has rolled out a new strategy to become more profitable in smaller markets.

Darden CEO Clarence Otis has rolled out a new strategy to become more profitable in…

By Darren Sands

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Bank of America Accused of Bias in Managing Foreclosed Homes

Big bank is hit with discrimination complaint

Big bank is hit with discrimination complaint

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Black Grads: ‘We’re More Financially Responsible Than Past Generations’

Do you agree or disagree?

Seventy percent of African Americans age 18 to 34 said they were either “disciplined” or…

By Darren Sands

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At Ryder Cup Golf Tournament, Black Small Businesses on the Fringe

The tournament is underway, and some black-owned small businesses fear they're on the outside looking in

The tournament is underway, and some black-owned small businesses fear they’re on the outside looking…

By Darren Sands

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NJ Governor Not Using $300 Million in Funds to Help Foreclosure Victims

Why isn't Christie helping foreclosed homeowners?

Christie hasn’t used more than $300 million in federal funds to help those struggling in…

By Black Enterprise

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Women Earn Less Than Men in 97 Percent of U.S. Districts

Women who make as much as men exist in only 13 districts

Women who make as much as men exist in only 13 districts

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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How Will HBCU’s Manage Grant Funds From The White House?

Department of Education announces $228 million to be distributed to HBCU's

Department of Education announces $228 million to be distributed to HBCU’s

By Sasha King

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Beyoncé and Jay-Z Raise $4 Million at Obama Fundraiser

Beyoncé and Jay-Z's rich pals forked over $40,000 per ticket

Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s rich pals forked over $40,000 per ticket

By Demetria Irwin

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Healthcare Coverage Costs Outpace Salary Increases

New study shows health insurance premiums are up 4 percent

New study shows health insurance premiums are up 4 percent

By Sakina P. Spruell

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Want to Break Your Lease? Here’s How to Go About it

While it's not recommend, sometimes you will just have to break your lease

While it’s not recommend, sometimes you will just have to break your lease

By Sheiresa Ngo

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How to Tackle Financial Aid as a Parent in 2012

Maximize your financial aid with these tips

Maximize your financial aid with these tips

By Sasha King

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Mortgage Companies Forgiving Homeowners Big Time

First report of the foreclosure abuse settlement shows banks swiftly pardoned half of the $20 bil required

First report of the foreclosure abuse settlement shows banks swiftly pardoned half of the $20…

By Sakina P. Spruell

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21.4 Percent of Black Families Don’t Have Bank Accounts

Close to 821,000 U.S. households don't have a banking account

Close to 821,000 U.S. households don’t have a banking account

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Where to Find Free Stuff

Here is a list of quality offerings for the taking from financial services to entertainment that won’t cost a buck

Here is a list of quality offerings for the taking from financial services to entertainment…

By Sakina P. Spruell

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Median Income Falls While Number of Poor Remain Steady

The amount of Americans with health insurance also declined from 2010-11

The amount of Americans with health insurance also declined from 2010-11

By Sasha King

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Tired of Your Money Market Account?

Check out these pros and cons of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) as a safe cash alternative

Check out these pros and cons of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) as a safe cash…

By Sakina P. Spruell

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Health Coverage Costs Outpace Salary Increases

New study shows health insurance premiums are up 4 percent

New study shows health insurance premiums are up 4 percent

By Sakina P. Spruell

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Beware: Watch for Credit-Card Changes

Stay up to date on your credit card company’s change of terms

No one wants to be bothered with another piece of mail or another email alert…

By Sakina P. Spruell

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Black Population Low in Nation’s Top-Earning Towns

Area with the highest income has a black population of less than 4 %

While CNN’s Top-Earning Towns list highlights communities that boast posh pads and stellar schools, these…

By Sakina P. Spruell

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American Workforce Much Better Off Than Last Year

There’s some good in the newly released Labor Department report

The unemployment rate for blacks is still a whopping 14.1%, which remains unchanged from July,…

By Sakina P. Spruell

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Could fund the entire angel rounds for 577 tech startups. In 2011, the average angel round—which secures capital for a startup, usually from individuals investing their own money—was $1.11 million.

Paycheck-to-Paycheck Living Reaches Recession-Era Low

The number of workers relying on payday to handle bills continues to slip

A recent CareerBuilder survey shows that 40%, or two-thirds, of the 3800 full-time workers assessed…

By Sakina P. Spruell

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Black Unemployment Rate Remains at 14.1 Percent in August

While the U.S. unemployment dips, the black jobless rate persists

While the U.S. unemployment dips, the black jobless rate persists

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Three Hidden Credit Card Perks You May Not Know About

When used correctly, credit cards can work in your favor

When used correctly, credit cards can work in your favor

By Sheiresa Ngo

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21 Ways Rich People Think Differently Than the Average Joe/Jane

Controversial breakdown examines the difference between rich and average people

Here Business Insider’s Mandi Woodruff gives a brief overview of the 21 ways rich people…

By Sakina P. Spruell

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Wealth Decreases for Blacks During President Obama’s Term

Foreclosures and unemployment gave black wealth a big hit

Foreclosures and unemployment gave black wealth a big hit

By Sasha King

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Worker Productivity Beats Expectations, Pay Is Constant

Labor Department report shows worker output was up in the second quarter, but wage increases were sluggish

The most recent Labor Department report issued Wednesday reveals that despite better-than-expected business output the…

By Sakina P. Spruell

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Mortgage Rates Slightly Above All-Time Low

Average on a 30-year loan is currently below 3.6%

In recent weeks, U.S. mortgage rates have fallen across the board, causing the housing market…

By Sakina P. Spruell

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‘Notorious’ Actress Raises $50,000 from Fans for Music Career

Antonique Smith launches successful Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign

BlackEnterprise.com caught up with actress Antonique Smith to discuss raising startup capital on her own,…

By Sakina P. Spruell

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Michelle Obama’s Profitable Style: From J.Crew to Tracy Reese

See how the First Lady boosted the stock values of these designers with style

See how the First Lady boosted the stock values of these designers with style

By Janell Hazelwood

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Motivational Monday: Ready to Cash Out?

Ditch the credit cards for cold, hard cash

Are you strong enough to beat down the part of yourself that demands instant gratification?…

By S. Tia Brown

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The Roses are applying a multistrategy approach to pay for college costs

The Business of College Planning

With college costs skyrocketing and many Americans still reeling from the Great Recession, paying for…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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It Pays to Own

Landlord and homeowner Magda Brown uses her multifamily home to help defray the cost of homeownership

“My landlord owned a few buildings and I loved his lifestyle,” says Brown, now 30.…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Refocusing Financial Goals

Sometimes, you need to rein things in a bit and refocus.

To maintain his lifestyle, Hoosier estimates he would need about $1 million in a retirement…

By Sakina P. Spruell

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Protect Your Child from Back-to-School ID Theft

Disclosing sensitive information could place your child in danger of being victimized by an identity thief.

Disclosing sensitive information could place your child in danger of being victimized by an identity…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Morris Brown College Files for Bankruptcy

College files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy to avoid foreclosure

College files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy to avoid foreclosure

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Should You Check into the Divorce Hotel?

New service called the hotel divorce promises a quickie divorce in just one weekend

There’s a new service called the hotel divorce, and it promises a quickie divorce in…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Housing Market Gets A Boost with Increased Home Sales

Report by the National Association of Realtors show an increase in home sales.

July showed a 2.3% increase in the number of homes sold.

By Sasha King

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Morris Brown College Faces Foreclosure

Esteemed black college struggles to pay $13 million worth of bonds

Esteemed black college struggles to pay $13 million worth of bonds

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Middle Class Continues to Shrink, Study Finds

Pew Research Center reveals struggles of middle class

Pew Research Center reveals struggles of middle class

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Former ‘Apprentice’ Winner Scores Billion-Dollar Contracts

BCT Partners to offer STEM services and training

BCT 
Partners recently scored deals with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)…

By Sasha King

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REGISTER NOW: Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit’s 10th Anniversary

It will be a landmark year for the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit in…

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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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