Media Meltdown

With urban marketing hot, black agencies are the prime targets for aquisitions and mergers

In the 1970s they were brand-new, in the ’80s they were novel, by the…

By Cassandra Hayes


Star Search

In a booming economy with the lowest unemployment figures in years, businesses of all sizes must devise innovative ways to attract and retain the best and brightest employees

Bill Mays listened carefully as the troubled young man in his office revealed what…

By Nancy Bearden Henderson


Packaged for Promotion

Don't sell yourself short. Here's how to brand yourself on the job and get to the next level.

Let us be very clear. You can hope and pray that you’ll rise to…

By Robyn D. Clarke


Tax Tips for 2000

You still have six months to protect your holdings from Uncle Sam

Tax planning in June? Before you grimace-after all, you just cleared the April 15th…

By Milton Zall


Playing the Tech Game

Know when to buy, sell, hold or fold new-economy stocks

As soon as Kwame Bendele learned how to read, his father provided him with…

By Clare La Plante


Battle Royale

The fight for the future of Carver Federal Savings Bank has turned public... and ugly

In this corner stands New York’s Carver Bancorp Inc., the holding company of Carver…

By Hersch Doby



As the high-tech wave floods this Texas town, African Americans stand to profit from the plug-ins.

Imagine substituting a laptop for a Bible while you’re in church. why not? You…

By Lloyd Gite


Capital Ventures

Gaining access to existing sources of financing remains a priority for black-owned firms

Capital. If you’re an entrepreneur, the equation is actually rather simple…not at all in…

By Eric L. Smith


Rocket Scientists with Attitude

Rice Financial carves out a profitable niche in the municipal interest-rate swaps market

As a competitor for municipal derivatives deals, J. Donald Rice Jr., president of Rice…

By Ivan Cintron


Total Return

Consistent performance is crucial for money management firms seeking to attract and retain clients

In the asset management business, you’re only as good as your long-term performance, to…

By Ivan Cintron


A Rising Tide

Explosive growth in the securities business gives African American investment banks a boost

When the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport recently needed to raise money to finance part…

By Lynnette Khalfani-Cox


Tapping a New Lifeline

Black Insurers Shore up their Assets to Stay Afloat

The life insurance industry has become, well, cutthroat. Blame it on 1999’s Financial Modernization…

By Joyce Jones


Financial FREE-For-All

Black-owned banks are poised to profit from repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act

A banker for 32 years, Walter E. Grady has seen big changes in the…

By Jeffrey McKinney


Changing Culture

How UniWorld is redefining urban reality

New York’s Supper Club is packed. The hundreds of marketers and advertisers at the…

By Cassandra Hayes


Investing by Numbers

Investment Clubs Spread the Wealth

Just as you would scrutinize a surgeon’s credentials before scheduling an operation, you should…

By Carolyn M. Brown


All in the Family

With Norma Ross at the helm, Bob Ross Buick overcomes tragedy to maintain growth and press toward the future

Bob Ross Buick has a corner, literally and figuratively, on the Dayton car market.…

By Gerda Gallop-Goodman


Welcome to the Neighborhood

These new companies are blazing hot trails as the newest additions to the B.E. 100s Universe

What kind of dues do you have to pay to gain entrée to the…

By Paula M. White


Getting In Gear

B.E. auto dealers accelerate growth through acquisitions and partnerships

For African American auto dealers, it’s all about making inroads and getting over the…

By Lloyd Gite


High-Frequency Profits

See how Radio One Inc. has soared by inviting shareholders to tune in

Clang-clang! Clang-clang! When the stock
market opened to the sound of the bell Thursday morning,…

By Robyn D. Clarke


A Tactical Edge

The B.E.100s are working every angle to gain the competitive upper hand and stave off the competition

They’ve been revamped, restructured and reborn. Over the past decade, the chief executives of…