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American businesses are increasing their clout as players in the global economy. Hiring qualified employees with bilingual skills remains a lower priority than more tangible ones, such as experience in currency exchange. The reasons for this are many, but most prevalent is that more countries prefer to do business in the English language. In retrospect,…

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Before entering college, Michael Beal had dreams of making it to the NBA. By the time he graduated form high school, he was ranked as one of the top 100 basketball players in the country and could have accepted a scholarship at a basketball powerhouse in the ACC or Big East. But after scoring a…

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In the professional setting before you even utter a single word you are being judged. Eyes scan your person to check for a sparkle on your wrist in the form of a watch or cufflinks. The leather quality of your belt is noted without the need for one to touch it. Your creative flair is…

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Detroit native Ronald Fleming was serving as a commander in the Detroit Police Department when he decided to take advantage of a program designed to encourage law enforcement officers to pursue higher education. “I earned my master’s degree in criminal justice from Atlanta University,” says Fleming, “And when I was called back to the force…

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The American workforce is under siege. Modern technology, wage retraction, disappearing blue collar jobs and a prolonged economic slump have all produced unemployment numbers unseen since the Carter Administration. In some circles, an advanced degree, such as an MBA, Ph.D or a juris doctorate, have become a virtual necessity in order to increase marketability. Dr.…

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Keith Andrew Perry’s testimony about why African Americans should pursue postgraduate degrees is poignant, powerful and simply impossible to ignore. To even try to contemplate his adult life without his Morehouse College and Howard University School of Law degrees would be an exercise in absolute futility because it would be beyond the ability of his…

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Obtaining an MBA is an achievement that will change your outlook and lifestyle. It’s important to find a vehicle that exudes the style and quality of being a leader. In this week’s rides, we highlight five hot cars that are great for business executives and entrepreneurs. –amir shaw 2011 Cadillac STS The 2011 Cadillac STS offers the style and…

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