The Best CEO in Silicon Valley

John Thompson has transformed Symantec into a multibillion-dollar security software juggernaut

On the occasional summer day when John W. Thompson manages to get away from…

By Alan Hughes


Extreme Makeover

How good do you look on paper?

By Laura Egodigwe
Catherine Mackel, an information technology expert, is employed, but her current resumé…




Your investments can provide signs that tell you the best time to unload them

Whenever Cynthia Basden is concerned over negative news reports about a company that she…

By Sakina P. Spruell


What to Do As Interest Rates Rise

Following these investment tips can help you keep pace with inflationary pressure

When Karim Webb goes to close his next real estate deal, he’ll try to…

By Patrice D. Johnson


10 Hottest Deals In Franchising

From food services to hospitality, we identify the best opportunities for African Americans

To be a successful business owner you have to take some risks. Perhaps no…

By Wendy Harris


Plotting A New Direction

Arthur Vaughn Is Rebuilding His Finances After Divorce

The process of divorce can be emotionally painful, especially if it’s a bad breakup.…

By Carolyn M. Brown


Community Crusader

Drunia Duvivier Is Purchasing Property To Help Revitalize Her Neighborhood And Her Lifestyle

Drunia M. Duvivier not only owns -but leases out and lives in -her three-level…

By Erin Straker


Fit To Be Tied

New York designer directs neckwear fashions

Anthony T. Kirby, the stylish haberdasher who caters to style needs of the…

By Laura Egodigwe


Ah! Spa

An Eastern European approach to wellness

According to the International Spa Association, American spas clocked more than 156 million…

By Joseph Dumas


Soul On Ice

William Douglas guards the crease

Most people are happy knowing they’ll never have a slice of vulcanized rubber…

By Laura Egodigwe


Music Ministry

Q: I’ve always been a writer. At first I wrote just poetry, but…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.


Listen Up!

Your life is trying to tell you something

Have you ever heard that little voice trying to tell you, “Uh oh,…

By Tanisha A. Sykes


Seeing Is Believing

Creating a vision to guide your team to success

King Solomon rendered sound business advice when he wrote Proverbs 29:18: “Where there is…

By Kimberly Hamilton-Wright


Secured Credit Cards

Recently, I obtained a secured credit card through my bank in an effort…

By Tanisha A. Sykes


Giving Freely

Volunteer your time at organizations around the country

Time doesn’t have to mean money when volunteering. For instance, you can cultivate…

By Jennifer L. Smith


Duped By Designer Doubles

Are knockoffs worth the price?

With two kids, Dorill Connell-Lake can’t afford a real Louis Vuitton bag. She…

By Lee Anna Jackson


False Alarm

Too many calls to your local police can cost you money

Many a homeowner resting safe and secure has been awakened by the deafening sound…

By Lee Anna Jackson


The Fashion Elite

They are tastemakers and style purveyors -- the power brokers behind the seams who put fashionable trends in motion

African Americans have long been associated with influencing fashion and its trends. It’s also…

By Walter Greene


Raw Deal

Avoid these consumer scams at all costs

We all know to beware of would-be thieves who rummage through garbage cans,…

By Tanisha A. Sykes


Focus On fundraising

I am a 32-year-old black woman with a business management degree, and I…

By Sonia Alleyne