Diversity in Hollywood

A discussion examining diversity in television with panelists Mara Brock Akil, Creator/ Executive Producer, “Girlfriends”…


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Ludacris talks his Career and Hip Hop

Actor and Rapper Ludacris discusses the music charts, awards, and controversy with Hip Hop.



Top 50 Power Brokers in Hollywood

These luminaries wield unprecedented clout in film and television

From media titan Oprah Winfrey to megastar Will Smith, powerful forces in Hollywood are controlling…

By Nicole Marie Richardson

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Profiting From Consumer Behavior

Data mining helps businesses make more money by predicting the spending habits of their customers

Richard Mouser was watching his company go slowly down the drain. Mr. Waterfilter (www.mrwaterfilter.com),…

By Dale Coachman


Results Count

Through team-building and intelligient risk-taking, CEO Adriane Brown drives the $4.5 billion Honeywell Transportation Systems to global dominance

In each Honeywell division she has managed, Brown’s practices have lit the spark for…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash


Time Out

Debra Sandler left her company to raise her child. Like many female professionals, she discovered that returning to the job market is hard work.

At 37, Debra Sandler had grown to believe that she had her career under…

By Tennille M. Robinson


I’m Home!

Helen Flowers is the 2006 winner of the BLACK ENTERPRISE Own Your First Home Contest

An elated Helen Flowers listened with an unmistakable exuberance as Earl G. Graves Sr.,…

By Tanisha A. Sykes


Bounding Back

The Raines family is working diligently to improve their credit scores and buy their first home

You don’t have to tell April and Gabriel Raines that financial missteps can have…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash


Hirtting Her Target

Diane Fenderson is on track to maintain her lifestyle when she retires

Diane Fenderson is certain about one thing: She won’t be joining the legions of…

By Trevor Delaney


Truly Timeless

James R. Kelly III watches time in style

James R. Kelly III started collecting limited-edition timepieces in 1988 for two reasons: They…

By Sean Drakes


Here Comes the Bride

Mark Ingram offers a full-service boutique

It should be the first stop for the bride-to-be seeking to create a signature…

By Denise Campbell Laidler


The Never-Ending Account

I had an account with a credit card company and was not happy with…

By Tanisha A. Sykes


Hassle-Free Hotel Stay

A simple phone call can save you time and money

Today’s busy traveler is looking for higher-quality hotels than in years past, and hoteliers…

By Stephanie Young


House Swap

Home exchange programs allow you to see the world on a budget

If you’ve ever planned a vacation, you know costs can add up. But thanks…

By Tamara E. Holmes


Home Improvements Gone Wrong?

Here's what you can do to get your project done right

Have you hired a contractor to do some home improvements, but after careful inspection,…

By Angela P. Moore-Thorpe


Finding Your Way

I’m 22 and need help finding myself. I was laid off from a job…

By Tennille M. Robinson


All In A Day’s Work

Balance the life you lead by finding time for yourself

Americans spend more time working than Western Europeans, according to the 2005 study Work…

By Angela P. Moore-Thorpe



Keep naysayers at bay while chasing your gut aspirations

Only 26 credits shy of an engineering degree from the University of Maryland, Bruce…

By Lisa Goodnight


Getting to CPA

I am a 33-year old accounting major, with the goal of becoming a CPA.…

By Sonia Alleyne


Doing The Right Thing

The importance of maintaining integrity in the workplace

In light of recent news reports suggesting that pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly downplayed the…

By Keisha Anderson