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This month on the Virtual Desktop for African Americans

Black stock index

Log on and discover all you need to know about publicly traded black-owned stocks and mutual funds. You’ll get current quotes, news, charts and more, including our list of the top black-owned investment banks.

Flex your consumer muscles online

Join Consumer Affairs Editor Monique R. Brown as she answers your questions about how to investigate the companies you support. Whether it’s a company in which you invest or whose products or services you frequently purchase, you’ll find out how to determine which firms have our community’s best interests at heart. Log on to the Consumer Affairs Forum on Tuesday, July 13, at 7:00 p.m. to join the discussion.

Newer, better, faster

Since the March re-launch of, we’ve received tremendous feedback from our visitors. Your questions, comments and suggestions are helping us to create the complete virtual desktop for African Americans. We’ve enhanced the look of the site to promote easier, more intuitive navigation. Look for the revamped Calendar of Events to keep you abreast of conventions taking place throughout the year. And we’re by no means finished. In the Coming months, we’ll introduce new features to provide you with the best surfing experience possible. See you there!

Gauging your financial health

To find out your aspirations and concerns about money matters, we invite you to take our Financial Health Survey. Weigh in on everything from how you spend your dollars to where you invest your money. Your input will help us provide more focused, in-depth personal finance coverage. Besides, just for completing the survey you’ll automatically be eligible to win an all-expense-paid trip for two to either the 1999 Black Enterprise/Pepsi Golf & Tennis Challenge in Miami or the 2000 Black Enterprise/AXA Equitable Ski Challenge in Keystone, Colorado.

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