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  • Apple’s Beats Buy is Two-Sided for Music Streaming

    LOS ANGELES— Apple's $3 billion purchase of headphone maker and streaming music company Beats Electronics sheds light on a rarely recognized reality in the music-streaming industry: It's hard to succeed in the business without offering other products and services. Streaming-music ...

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  • Credit Managment 101

    In today's world of high finance, managing your credit is a key to financial success. The first step is to know your FICO score and how it is impacted by your credit activities. The better your FICO score, the more attractive you are not only to lenders but employers, and insurance ...

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  • Get your Financial House in Order

    Welcome to 2014! As you begin the New Year, now is a good time to get your financial house in order. A good place to start is making sure you have adequate life insurance. Sure, everybody would like to live forever. But each of us will someday leave this earth due to old age, sickness […]

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  • Success Stories: Diane S. Taitt, Interior Architect

    Name and professional title: Diane S. Taitt, ASID, Assoc AIA; Founder and Managing Principal of De Space Designs Name of business: De Space Designs, a “Wholistic” earth-centered interior architecture & design practice. Brief: Taitt has practiced interior architecture in the U.S. ...

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  • Frank Savage Knows How to Sail Against the Wind

    Frank Savage has a theory about what it will take to bring down the rate of African-American unemployment, which is hovering at 14 percent, higher than any other group in the nation. He believes the answer lies in the creation of owner-operated businesses. “Small businesses are ...

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  • Black Professional Pursues Philanthropy for Millennials

    Ebonie Johnson Cooper has a whirlwind life. One typical day found her leaving a lunch date with friends, headed to a business meeting and planning to conduct the Washington, D.C. session of “Defining Young Black Philanthropy.”  The panel discussions, she explained to the AFRO ...

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  • We’re More Connected Everyday

      I love this time of the year.  Oh, yes – the holidays, too – but, I am referring to the release of the newest Nielsen Cross-Platform Report. The latest edition is called A New Connected Community, analyzing the constant shifting in how and where consumers watch our ...

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  • Thrifting: Designer Treasures at Bargain-Basement Prices

    Ever wonder how you could get your hands on a piece from one of those high-end designer labels like St. John’s, Ferragamo, or Burberry? How about finding more affordable labels like Coach, Nine West or Old Navy at an unbelievably low price? For both, thrift shopping is the way to achieve ...

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  • D.C.’s Best Knownand Liked– Hole in the Wall

    Drive by too fast and you won’t notice it. Blink and you may miss it, as well. That’s just how the family-based owners of Horace & Dickie’s Seafood and Chicken prefer it to remain—a modest, unassuming location but able to provide a lasting impression. Located at 12th ...

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  • U Street: Casual, Affordable Elegance on a Friday Night

    A wide array of nightlife choices avail themselves to week’s end visitors to U Street, but Dickson Wine Bar on 9th and U Streets, N.W. has no problem packing all three of its levels on a Friday night. The atmosphere is dim but inviting, not too clubby. The candle-lit tables are the ...

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  • Success Stories: Maria Beckett

    A leader in the information systems and technology industry for more than 20 years, Maria Beckett founded Maricom Systems, Inc. in 1996 as a one-person consulting firm. Over the last 15 years, it has grown to a workforce of more than 200. Maricom provides data and database management services, ...

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