They Got Game

Twins Dan and Dana Napier took a big gamble on careers in the gaming industry. They are now the highest-ranking African Americans at MGM Grand Inc.

Back in the mid-1970s, when Dan and Dana Napier opted to forge careers in…

By Caroline Clarke


Life of a Day Trader

Vanita Jones reveals the promise and peril of online investing

With the explosive growth of online brokerage firms, it seems that practically everyone is…

By Lynnette Khalfani-Cox


Doing Well By Doing Good

Here's how you can gain a solid return and stay socially responsible at the same time

Think socially responsible investing is for do-gooders who are willing to settle for lackluster…

By James A. Anderson


The Madison Avenue Initiative

Millions could be at stake as minority media outlets face an ongoing "blackout" from national advertisers

Let’s say you knew a corporation valued you significantly less than some of its…

By Matthew S. Scott


Supermarket Blackout

The lack of major food retailers is devastating African American communities. It's time to use your dollars to fill the gap.

Like some African Americans, Zelda Owens turned to buses, subways, taxis or car pooling…

By Monique R. Brown


Flex Your Financial Muscle

Whether you're buying a new car or a tube of toothpaste, make sure you spend your hard-earned money with companies that invest in your community

When Deborah Foster, a network administrator at Street Law Inc. in Washington, D.C., decided…

By Monique R. Brown


Train travel is getting faster-at least on Amtrak’s Boston-New York-Washington, D.C., route. Amtrak…

By Ann Brown


Search and seizure

Are U.S. Customs Service agents violating the rights of African American travelers?

Karra Duncan, a 25-year-old California resident, dreamed of seeing the Eiffel Tower. Late last…

By Nancy Huie


Become a people person…

...and increase the quality of your interactions

There are those who view interaction with office-mates only as a means to…

By Robyn D. Clarke


Ready to call it quits?

Read this before you give up

So, things aren’t going as planned. Maybe it’s your professional life. Perhaps it’s…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard


Do it now

There's no time like the present

"Why put off till tomorrow what you can do today?" Even if you’re…

By Robyn D. Clarke



Don't forget to relieve stress on the road

Face it. Sometimes traveling for business takes a lot out of you. The…

By Kellye Davis


FIT to be president

Joyce Brown is the first African American to head a New York City college of design

In the world of fashion and design, few people get to see the runway…

By Phaedra Brotherton


Through the grapevine

Network internally to further your career

You’ve purposefully avoided hallway corner conversations and navigated around the sea of complaints discussed…

By Marcia Wade Talbert


A Pregnant (Career) Pause

Can being visibly pregnant during a job interview hurt my chances of getting hired?

"Our fair labor laws say pregnancy shouldn’t affect a hiring decision," says Nadia…

By Robyn D. Clarke


Poor communication

Procrastination. Bureaucracy. Clinging to outdated modes of thinking. All of these can reduce…

By Robyn D. Clarke


Is this the end?

What to do when an employee quits

"I quit!" What do you do when a staff member shouts these words…

By Robyn D. Clarke


Entering the world of commodities

Here's how to make money by trading futures

If you’re looking for another potentially profitable-albeit risky-investment vehicle, you may want to…

By Camille Brown


…And nephew makes four

The Fosters try to plot the finances of a growing brood

Where there’s a will there’s a way" best describes Kelvin and Michelle Foster. The…

By Carolyn M. Brown


The right fund at the right price

Finding investments with high returns at low prices

Before you place your hard-earned dollars in a mutual fund, find out if you’re…

By Carolyn M. Brown