Daytime’s Other Drama

Despite its popularity with black audiences, daytime television discounts black talent in front of, and behind, the camera. These industry insiders are pushing for change.

Tune in to television anytime during the day and you’re bound to see a…

By Carolyn M. Brown


Sweet Expectations: A Recipe For Success

In the darkest period of her life, Michele Hoskins found inspiration from a family recipe and created a multimillion-dollar company.

In 1997, Michele Hoskins was nominated for the BE Emerging Company of the Year…

By Michelle Hoskins


Handle With Care

Blacks are in weakest position to provide home care

African American caregivers are more likely than other groups to experience financial hardship…

By Marcia Wade Talbert


Riding With The Currency

When the dollar loses value in the world markets, there are pitfalls to watch out for. Here's how to benefit whether it is weak or strong.

Harlan Brandon knows shoes. After 15 years of designing them for companies such as…

By Rene Brinkley


Carver Vs. One United

In the battle for market share and customers, the nation's two largest black banks seek to grow through acquisition. Which one will ultimately win the fight to be No. 1?

Deborah Wright has been kicking butt and taking numbers — the latest is No.…

By Sakina P. Spruell


Taking Steps Toward Financial Independence

Our 2003 financial fitness contest winners are reaching their goals with solid fiscal planning

What a difference a year makes.
Anyone who is seriously committed to getting his or…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash


The Perfect Sip

John D. Gregory enjoys an Armagnac moment

Southwest France’s Gascogny region — dubbed France’s Tuscany — is a gourmand’s paradise,…

By Joseph Dumas


The Season’s Best

Snapshots of memorable moments are artistically arranged and custom designed to…

By Sonia Alleyne


New Orleans Spice

A taste of art and culture in the Crescent City

A poetic fusion of the melody and the moment is what trumpeter Irvin Mayfield…

By Sean Drakes


The Art Of Motion

An engineer dances with capoeira

“The first time I saw it, I was intimidated by it.” This is…

By Sonja Mack


No Credit Card, No Service?

Q: What do you think about companies that refuse to accept check cards,…

By Tanisha A. Sykes


A Time To Give

Donate a tree for someone you love

Honor employees, co-workers, or loved ones with a “gift that keeps on giving,”…

By Jennifer L. Smith


Better Ways To Buy

Educate yourself with a consumer handbook

The Consumer Action Handbook is published annually by the U.S. General Services Administration’s…

By Stephanie Young


Budget Gifts

Stressful days call for relaxing evenings, and the…



Jack Of All Trades?

Q: I’m a young, black man who needs advice on investing, money management,…

By Tanisha A. Sykes


Alone In Your Time Zone

Are you plagued by chronic lateness? Here's how to tell -- and what you can do to change.

If you recognize chronic lateness as a serious problem, rooted in everything from childhood experiences…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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In Retail Fashion

Q: My daughter is interested in a retail manufacturing position. She is a…

By Sonia Alleyne


Springboard To Success

Organization to help underrepresented groups navigate the corporate landscape

The women’s liberation movement in the ’60s was galvanized by women who demanded…

By Nkechi Olisemeka


Excusez Moi, Parlez-Vous Francais?

Learn another language to increase your marketability

Can you afford to hold your tongue? Americans often avoid learning a foreign language,…

By Kimberly Hamilton-Wright


Brand Me

Marketing techniques to make you stand out

Orrin Hudson, founder of the Atlanta-based nonprofit Be Someone Inc. (, an organization that…

By Lee Anna Jackson