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Few See a Path to Green Industry for African Americans

In an exclusive interview with outgoing Lisa P. Jackson, wariness, optimism for future of African Americans in emerging industry

Will African Americans have access to green jobs? The answer is not as simple as…

By Sherrell Dorsey

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Q&A: Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, CEO of Green For All

A conversation with one of the leading thinkers in the green economy

FYI: There’s plenty of room for African Americans in the emerging green economy.

By Sherrell Dorsey

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Power Moves: 7 Ways You Can Profit From Our Entrepreneurs Conference

Nation's largest Black business event gives companies access to connections, contracts and capital

From newly-minted and established business owners to White House policymakers, attendees of our Black Enterprise…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Green Home Improvement Guide

Use this blueprint to save money with eco-friendly renovations

Many American homeowners are finding they can save money over time by taking on a…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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UBR Morning Post: ‘Reallionaire’ Motivator Farrah Gray

Bonus content on the entrepreneurs and strategies featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, UBR Contributor Renita Young speaks with Jamaal Williams,…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Black Enterprise & Shell Hold Energy Forum This Weekend

Check Blackenterprise.com all weekend for live updates, videos and pictures!

As America grapples with its dependence on oil, a presidential push to adopt green practices…

By Renita Burns

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Fixing the Economy: What Would YOU Do?

Be president for a moment and take our poll

Have things turned out like you thought they would when you voted in the presidential…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE

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Van Jones to Headline Energy Forum

Have questions for our experts? Read here to see how you can join the conversation

Van Jones, best-selling author of The Green Collar Economy and a senior fellow at the…

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Green Insider: Preparing Generation Next for Energy Jobs

Eco-friendly resources for businesses and individuals

How do we adequately prepare our youth for the challenge of leading our nation towards…

By Andre Williams

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Green Insider: What’s Slowing Our Transition to Alternative Energy?

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America’s Transition to alternative energy is moving slowly. In 2009, wind power accounted for only…

By Andre Williams

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Green Insider: 3 Emerging Green Biz Opportunities

Eco-friendly resources for businesses and individuals

Green sectors like energy efficiency, renewable energy, green urban manufacturing, and sustainable agriculture are all…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Deadline Looms For Sustainable Community Grants

Obama Administration pushes for greener urban neighborhoods; applications due before midnight on August 23

The Partnership for Sustainable Communities is an initiative of the Department of Housing and Urban…

By Joyce Jones

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Green Insider: B.E. Forum to Discuss the New Energy Economy

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Join Black Enterprise this November for Part 2 of a Conversation on Energy hosted by…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Green Insider: 7 Jobs That Could Be Green

Phillip O�Neil of Green DMV explains what makes a job green

First up, let’s address the green economy. There has been a lot of talk about…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Go Green or Go Home

Time’s up. The green economy is making significant headway and will soon be woven into…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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UBR Morning Post: Going Green With Majora Carter

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This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, UBR Contributor Angelique Westerfield speaks with Majora Carter,…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Newark Mayor Cory Booker is Back But With Baggage

In his second term, he still has a lot to prove

As far as inauguration’s go, Cory Booker’s second term installation as mayor of Newark was…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Oil Spill Sheds Light on Need for Clean Energy and Jobs

Green experts say joblessness a threat of gulf oil spill

Energy experts discuss the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and its…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Funding Your Green Business

Position yourself to be considered for venture capital

Carolyn L. Green is co-founder and managing partner of EnerGreen Capital Management, a Radnor, Pennsylvania-based…

By Maya Payne Smart

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The Color of Money

Four Ways to Give Your Business a Green Tint

Don’t think scientists and manufacturers are the only professionals needed in the green space.

By Maya Payne Smart

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The Color of Money

Four ways to give your business a green tint

There’s no shortage of opportunities for small businesses to break into the green economy. The…

By Maya Payne Smart

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Find the True Meaning of Green

How to investigate the Earth-friendly claims of companies before you invest

The common complaint about “green”
stocks and mutual funds is that they’re great for the…

By Bridget McCrea

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Since You Asked: Transitioning Into a New Career

Finding the best strategy to make the leap

I’m looking to make a career change within the next two years. I’m very interested…

By Dale Coachman

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Green Power

How to find your next opportunity in energy

The need for alternative energy sources as well as the importance of energy conservation and…

By Shahdai Richardson

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The Protector

EPA head Lisa Jackson�s mission: to guard human health and the environment while creating jobs for the new green economy

Lisa P. Jackson, in her job as head of the Environmental Protection Agency, may seem…

By Dale Coachman

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Green Credit Cards

Is an environmentally conscious credit card right for you?

Everyone close to Chanté Evans, 30, knows
being “green” is a priority for her. Each year…

By Leslie E. Royal

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Black Enterprise/Shell Energy Forum 2010

Energy industry leaders met in D.C. to explore the opportunities and challenges of the green economy

The Black Enterprise Energy Forum, A Conversation on Energy hosted by Shell, brought together business…

By Lonnie C. Major

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Energy Experts to Blacks: Think Green

New technologies, opportunities explored at Black Enterprise forum

If African Americans hope to not only participate in the emerging green economy but also…

By Joyce Jones

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Grabbing African Americans by the Green Collar

Programs target minority communities for job training

When many black people think of jobs that create environmental efficiency, they often think of…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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