The Most Powerful African Americans In Corporate America

Meet 75 executives who hold tremendous clout in the world of business, including the 18 who earned CEO positions

Consider them the corporate elite‚Äďan exclusive club of high-powered black executives who determine the billion-dollar…

By Kenneth Meeks


How Networking Really Works

Debunking the myths that prevent professionals from moving ahead

As a first line manager at Prudential in Atlanta, Gregory Morrison made sure he…

By Laura Egodigwe


Finding Cash For Your Business

Entrepreneurs who are shut out by bankers and venture capitalists can stay in the game by finding alternate sources of financing

Karen Tappin Saunderson has been an entrepreneur ever since she was a college student…

By Donald Jay Korn


Choosing The Right Investment Properties

There's more to creating a profitable real estate portfolio than just buying what's available.Here's how to make the best choices.

Ronald Phillip Ellison Jr. has been investing in real estate since he was a…

By Donald Jay Korn


Reinvest Your Raises

Gloria Brown makes it a point to live on the same salary she made in 1992

Few people can say they are living on the same amount of money they…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash


Madame C. J. Walker: Breaking New Ground

This daughter of slaves built a haircare empire and created a model for financial empowerment

Every day, millions of African Americans engage in the ritual of grooming. It may seem…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Not Just Window Dressing

The art of hanging a great curtain

A softer option to blinds and shutters, draperies are an accent with considerable…

By Sonia Alleyne


Coming In From The Cold

Warm and inviting Swedish cuisine

When tracking the world’s best destinations for gastronomic pleasures, Sweden tops the list. Who…

By Chana Garcia


Deep Sea Diva

Rebecca Hunter holds her own under water

Her logbook reads like the diary of a National Geographic adventurer: “battled murky…

By Sean Drakes


Honor Thy Self

Q: I am a 38-year-old African American woman who is married with three…

By Tanisha A. Sykes


Memos From The CEOs

Marked urgent: Richard Parsons, Ann Fudge and Ken Chenault offer powerful lessons in leadership.

When BLACK ENTERPRISE Editor-At-Large Caroline V. Clarke set out to write the powerful success book,…

By Caroline Clarke


A ‘Dash’ To The Finish

Young doctor overcomes battle with life-threatening illness

As a second-year medical student at Howard University, Dr. William Dash faced a daunting…

By Wendy Isom


Starting Over

Q: I am rebuilding my credit with Capital One and would like to…

By Tanisha A. Sykes


High-Speed Web Access

Getting the best deals for your personal or business use

Time is money for business owners like Antuane Barnes. The principal of Some…

By Leslie E. Royal


Travel Plans Gone Awry

How to prepare for emergencies

Before you take that next international business trip, family vacation, or Caribbean cruise for…

By Jennifer L. Smith


No Credit? No Problem!

Here's how to get good credit if you don't have any

These days, having good credit is far more important than simply having the ability to…

By Siobhan Leftwich


Chapter 7 Or Chapter 13?

What filing for bankruptcy really means

In 1994, Mia Conyer of Baltimore had dug herself into a financial hole. “I…

By Tamara E. Holmes


Back To School

Q: I am turning 40 in a couple of months and I have…

By Sonia Alleyne


Charmed, I’m Sure

Proper business etiquettegoes beyond the salad fork

After eight months as the marketing manager at a major book-publishing house, Wayne…

By Lee Anna Jackson


A Mannequin Model

Shay Taylor is a perfect fit

Name: Shay Taylor, Career: Fit Model, Age: 38, Salary Range: $100,000 part time…

By Joseph Dumas