From Blogging to Business

How to find entrepreneurial success in social media

For Angela Benton, a layoff two years ago gave her the opportunity to explore a…

By Renita Burns

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What’s A Short Sale In The Long Run?

It's not a foreclosure, but it could still make it harder to buy another home

Yesterday afternoon I was in an attorney’s office and a gentleman came in for a…

By Kirk Charles

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Poll Results: Who Will Take Oprah’s Daytime TV Crown?

New queen will need as much influence as popularity

When readers were given the choice between Ellen DeGeneres, Tyra Banks, and Wendy Williams,…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Free and Low-Cost Resources to Help College Students Stay Afloat

Tuition is expensive, but living doesn�t have to be

There’s no question that college is one of the most memorable experiences in the transition…

By Renita Burns

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Former Chicago Urban League President Runs for Senate Seat

Candidate focusing on job creation, small business success

Initially, Cheryle R. Jackson was flattered that then President-elect Barack Obama had added her to…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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An Action Plan for Black Friday

Tips to help you brave the crowds and get the best deals

While the holiday shopping season is in full swing, the “official” kick off is nigh:…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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The FDIC’s ‘Red’ Menace

The fund protecting your bank deposits has sunk "into the negative." Should you worry?

A few hours ago, news came across the transom that the government insurance fund that…

By John Simons

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Report: Without Healthcare Reform, Plight of the Uninsured Bleak

Coverage expansion remains top debate in legislation

If health insurance costs are left unchecked, the number of uninsured Americans will increase by…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Foreclosures of the Rich and Famous

A look back at celebrity homeownership woes

Since the highly publicized foreclosure woes of Evander Holyfield and Michael Jackson, more celebrities have…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Picking the Right Financial Planner

Dwight Raiford, a financial advisor at Met Life, and John Simons, Senior Personal Finance Editor,…


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Taking Advantage of Takeovers

Benefit from an expected boom in mergers, acquisitions

When stocks rise, corporate takeovers usually aren’t far behind. Those takeovers can generate profits for…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Why Buy Retail Stocks?

Experts say stocks have strong growth potential

As investors hunt for bargain stocks with strong growth potential, many are taking a closer…

By Vicki Lee Parker

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Apps and Electronics for the Busy Executive

Tech expert Omar Wasow shows how the latest phone apps are making life easy for…

By B. Jahdy Lancelot

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Angela Guy

Angela Guy, General Manager, Soft Sheen-Carson, discusses her strategy to expand her market-share in the…


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Kedar Massenburg takes a new Direction

Music Mogul Kedar Massenburg talks about music and his new found venture Wine.


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The Bond Between Blacks & Latinos

A discussion on the relationship between Blacks & Latinos with panelists David Lamb, playwright; Maylene…


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Washington Report

Updates from Capitol Hill

Washington Report: Week of Nov. 16- Nov. 20

By Joyce Jones

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The Homebuyers Toolkit: Money Attitudes and Budgeting

Homeownership means learning to understand and manage your finances

Last weekend I attended The Money Conference for Women in Hartford, CT. A 26-year-old woman…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Oprah Winfrey to End Talk Show in 2011

‘Queen of Daytime’ says it is time to go

Oprah Winfrey announced Friday that her television show, the foundation of a multibillion-dollar media empire,…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Nerjyzing Diversity in the Video Gaming Industry

Company CEO takes HBCU football to next level

Some people sit and watch on the sidelines, while others play the game. Jacqueline S.…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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