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cool car gadgets for the mobile professional

Tech my ride: cool car gadgets for the mobile professional Karen Jones Road warriors need plenty of high-tech gadgetry, but deciding which products will transform a car into a mobile resource center is based on whether you want to purchase a new “fully loaded” high-end model or refit your current vehicle. Factory-installed products have the […]

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building the largest black-owned insurance brokerage, this first lady staked her claim on Wall Street

Ernesta G. Procope: America’s insurance maven: building the largest black-owned insurance brokerage, this first lady staked her claim on Wall Street Nicole Marie Richardson It was the mid 1960s and race riots were erupting all over the nation, leaving many urban neighborhoods in ruins. Reluctant insurance companies were canceling property insurance coverage in affected black […]

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The big comeback – Chester Davenport grabs a piece of Ameritech

The big comeback – Chester Davenport grabs a piece of Ameritech – Brief Article Joyce Jones Former Envirotest CEO Chester Davenport grabs a piece of Ameritech He’s back Chester Davenport, the former head of the Sunnyvale, California-based emissions-testing firm Envirotest and a familiar name to BLACK ENTERPRISE readers, recently purchased a small percentage of Ameritech […]

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Strictly business: these entrepreneurs help keep the green in rappers’ portfolios

Strictly business: these entrepreneurs help keep the green in rappers’ portfolios – Making It Demetria Lucas Rap artists are often known for their extravagant lifestyles–sometimes at the cost of long-term financial security. But entrepreneurs Horace Madison and Solomon Smallwood are hoping to break that trend. The pair co-own the money management firm MadisonSmallwood Financial Group, […]

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purchasing through dividend reinvestment plans may be the best method

Stuffing holiday stockings with stock: purchasing through dividend reinvestment plans may be the best method Donald Jay Korn Power Rangers and Barbie dolls may be Christmas favorites for kids, but their appeal may be short-lived. Instead, consider stuffing the Christmas stockings of the kids on your list with stock. It’s a gift that’s bound to […]

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Finding a Job on the Web

Finding a Job on the Web Joanne Charles Here’s what you need to know before you post your resume online BARAKA DORSEY STARTED OFF ON THE TRADITIONAL ROUTE IN his job search. Formerly a designer with the Web magazine Windows, Dorsey diligently read the Sunday New York Times classifieds. He considered hiring a headhunter and […]

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Black farmers have beef with the USDA: loan denials spark legislation proposal to protect African American farmers – proposed USDA Accountability and Equity Act

Black farmers have beef with the USDA: loan denials spark legislation proposal to protect African American farmers – proposed USDA Accountability and Equity Act – Brief Article Kelly Smith In December, members of the National Black Farmers Association (NBFA) held a march in front of the White House–complete with tractors and a mule–to mark the […]

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Car rental crash course: new flat rate offer from Thrifty and Wal-Mart might ease renting woes

Car rental crash course: new flat rate offer from Thrifty and Wal-Mart might ease renting woes – Secret Savings Christina Morgan Reginald A. Wilkinson, director of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction in Columbus, Ohio, Wilkinson flies often on business and prefers to rent cars rather than take shuttles to his destinations. In addition, […]

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Convention calendar – powerplay

Convention calendar – powerplay – Calendar * National Book Club Conference August 1-3 Atlanta www.nationalbookclubconference.com * National Dental Association August 1-6 New Orleans 202-588-1697 www.ndaonline.org * Southern Christian Leadership Conference August 2-6 Memphis, Tennessee 404-522-1420 www.sclcnational.org * National Black Theatre Festival August 3-9 Winston Salem, North Carolina 336-723-2266 * National Black Police Association August 3-10 […]

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A New Player In The Golf Industry

A New Player In The Golf Industry – Nirvana Golf Technologies L.L.C Raelyn C. Johnson Nirvana Golf Technologies L.L.C. is emerging as a new player on the course, creating high-quality custom golf equipment. The San Marcos, California-based minority-owned company was born out of an effort to develop a technical approach to golf while preserving traditional […]