Make-Or-Break Leadership Lessons From The Apprentice

Sure, it's "reality" TV. But smart viewers of NBC's hit show learned important rules of business success. Here are four, for starters.

For the last three months, I was among the millions of viewers who tuned in…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Remembering Brown v. Board of Education

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the landmark decision eliminating the separate-but-equal doctrine. This excerpt, from the book All Deliberate Speed, examines the initial resistance by the local, state, and federal governments.

On May 17, 1954, an otherwise uneventful Monday afternoon, 15 months into Dwight D.…

By Charles J. Ogletree Jr.


Publishing For Profit

Launching a magazine is a risky venture. Navigating the pitfalls requires sufficient advertising, circulation, content -- and a bit of luck.

Dana Powell’s career in publishing began in the early 1990s when her father, Gary,…

By Marcia Wade Talbert


Strictly Business Minded

Mikia Potter is relying on real estate investments and entrepreneurial pursuits to reach her early retirement goal.

Mikia Potter has a lofty goal — to retire at age 45. The 26-year-old…

By Carolyn M. Brown


With Every Beat

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Do you know if you're at risk?

During the final week of exams, as Belinda Jenkins got dressed to go out…

By Keisha Anderson


MY Favorite Things

These busy executives and entrepreneurs show you how they make the most of their favorite tech tools

There are certain truths that are self-evident. One such truth holds that all men…

By Dale Coachman


Financially Prepared For Life

Nicole Simpson is giving young people the financial knowledge to handle disasters

Crisis often inspires change. For Nicole Simpson, 33, her brush with death during the…

By Lisa Armstrong


Party Favors

Preston Bailey offers tips for summer wining and dining

Choosing a floral theme for a summer party can be challenging, but don’t…

By Laura Egodigwe


Miami Heat

Cy Prince mixes business and pleasurein this Southern hot spot

In the midst of palm-tree lined streets, purple bougainvillea and pink hibiscus, 15-plus…

By Lee Anna Jackson


Calming The Senses

Relax mode in the Fiji Islands

It’s about time I picked up someone who looks like me!” exclaimed the…

By Patricia Jacobs


For Every Occasion

Lisa Lenoir's design success is in the cards

Lisa Lenoir always knew that there was an artist inside of her, waiting…

By Maureen Jenkins


False Arrest

Q: Sometime last summer, I went to a major department store to purchase…

By Tanisha A. Sykes


Sign Me Up!

Do-not-call list blocks telemarketers' attempts

Several months ago, Roosevelt Leftwich Sr.’s phone used to ring off the hook.…

By Siobhan Leftwich


Across The Border

Purchasing drugs overseas can come with a price

Tiffany Fletcher has high blood pressure and takes Diovan, a prescription drug, for…

By Leslie E. Royal


the Incredible shrinking gift card

Fees eat up the value -- at consumer's expense

You’re standing patiently in line at Hollywood Video, new release in hand, envisioning…

By Siobhan Leftwich


The take-back queen

How to make hassle-free returns

Super shopper Yolanda Shoshana Thomas never passes up a sale. But before she hands…

By Siobhan Leftwich


Seeking A Lost Son

Q: The Tony Shellman story [“Profiles in Courage,” January 2004] really touched me…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.


Style Over Substance?

Look within to find the real you

“You have to know that your real home is within.”
— Quincy Jones
One of…

By Caroline Clarke


From place to place

Professor and author breaks free of a dysfunctional foster care system

Theresa Cameron, associate professor of urban planning at Arizona State University, was born in…

By Kimberly Hamilton-Wright


Honor Your Past


By Feona Sharhran Huff
Lorita Williams of Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, has experienced her share of…

By Feona Sharhran Huff