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A Positive Brand Identity Turns Consumers Into 'Frands'

Don Dodds | Posted 08.21.2014 | Business
Don Dodds

Targeting the correct group of consumers is critical to successful frand development. Attempting to launch a marketing campaign to target everyone is not an effective strategy. Focus on the specific traits that determine the ideal consumer for your business.

The James Brown I Remember

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 08.06.2014 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Brown was simply his own man who could embrace, identify with, and at times defend black activism. He clearly wanted the world to see and think of him as much more than an entertainer -- and he knew he'd be both praised and vilified for it.

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Black-Owned Businesses Are Quietly Powering Detroit's Resurgence, But No One's Talking About It

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 07.18.2014 | Black Voices

Detroit will mark the first anniversary of its bankruptcy filing this Friday, and across the country, people are watching the city to see how it has s...

How To Help Black Teens Become More Successful In Business

www.npr.org | Posted 05.17.2013 | Black Voices

African-American entrepreneurs from all over the country have gathered in Ohio this week. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with Mike Green of the Ame...

Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson

Retail Still A Hard Sell For Black Entrepreneurs

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 11.24.2012 | Black Voices

Every Saturday is Small Business Saturday for Oyin Handmade owner Jamyla Bennu. Her 3-year-old shop in the budding Charles Village neighborhood of Bal...

Black Still Matters -- Even After You Get Some Green

Zondra Hughes | Posted 08.01.2012 | Chicago
Zondra Hughes

The other night, a jagged little pill of truth was placed on my tongue and I was forced to swallow.

For Survival, HBCUs Must Develop Entrepreneurial Focus in Academic Offerings

Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 07.29.2012 | Black Voices
Jarrett L. Carter

HBCUs are broke. Students know it, alumni know it, corporations know it and the government knows it. Until now, HBCUs have prepared their students to be leaders in a range of industries. But they haven't yet taught, with consistency, how to own these industries.

The Power of the Black Purse: Making Our Voices Heard this Holiday Season!

Stacey Tisdale | Posted 02.04.2012 | Black Voices
Stacey Tisdale

The American recession has become the black community's depression, but we still have tremendous power. What would happen, if this holiday season, we only shopped at companies that were truly committed to giving us jobs and helping us thrive?

Trymaine Lee

Black-Owned Banks Struggle To Stay Out Of The Red

HuffingtonPost.com | Trymaine Lee | Posted 10.22.2011 | Black Voices

After more than a century of delivering financial resources to underserved communities, black-owned banks are struggling to remain relevant -- and sol...

Boom In Black-Owned Firms Having Limited Effect On Black Unemployment

Darrin Redus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Darrin Redus

For all of the encouraging trends regarding the growth of African-American entrepreneurship reflected in the Census data, a shift is necessary to start growing the types of companies that can create a much more significant number of jobs.

Should Kwanzaa Stay in Black Neighborhoods?

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Irene Monroe

If Kwanzaa goes corporate, can it still maintain its unique character and not lose its soul? Overwhelmingly, most African Americans say no.

Essence Hires White Fashion Director: Business or Betrayal?

Cocoa Popps | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Cocoa Popps

Essence magazine, a lifestyle and fashion publication for black women has hired a new fashion director. The new woman in charge of dictating style to black women, Ellianna Placas, is white.