iPad Signals New Era in Business

Self-proclaimed digital advocate Mario Armstrong could turn even the most unprepared tech person into a computer whiz. Besides serving as the technology commentator for National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition,” the long time techie moonlights...

Drowning In Debt

You can call it the ripple effect, the domino theory or whatever you wish. When applied to debt, it simply means that one thing after another keeps coming, and generally it is not good...

Big Business Brokers and Investment Fees

Beginning in April 2010, some of the largest brokerage firms in the United States are imposing penalties on accounts that don't fall within a substantially high investment range. As part of a larger plan...

A Heart-to-Heart with America’s First Black Billionairess

Entrepreneur and philanthropist Sheila Crump Johnson is the only African-American female to enjoy ownership in three professional sports teams: the WNBA’s Washington Mystics, the NBA’s Washington Wizards and the NHL’s Washington Capitals. Furthermore, as...

Local Entrepreneurs Turn Part-Time Jobs into Full-time Profit

As part of a three-part series, the AFRO is profiling up-and-coming entrepreneurs who are growing popular businesses while juggling traditional nine-to-five careers, spouses and children. This month, Baltimore-based shoe designer Cash Hollis shares how...

Financial Opportunities for Minority Business Owners Explored

A business begins with a great idea that will provide a product or a service to a community. Although every great idea deserves to be explored, not everyone has the same opportunity to develop...

Baltimore Businessman to win Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Baltimore businessman Eddie C. Brown grew up studying the men in the white shirts and ties as opposed to those in the field and factories in his home town of Apopka, Fla. With his...

Hip-Hop Mogul Simmons Still Has Magic Touch

Throughout his storied career, New York-born media mogul Russell Simmons has helped bolster the image and scope of hip-hop culture. Now in his 50s, the multifaceted maven shows no signs of slowing down. With...

Local Entrepreneurs Turn Part-Time Jobs into Full-time Earnings

African Americans have historically been a resilient, industrious people, particularly during times when disparities in compensation and promotion relegated people of color to low-wage service positions. While there has always been an exceptional cadre...

New CFO Says GM Has Chance to Make 2010 Profit

DETROIT (AP) — If the economy cooperates and auto sales recover a bit, General Motors has a reasonable chance of turning a full-year profit in 2010, its new chief financial officer said last week. Former...
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