FDIC Seeks Insurance Increase

Move could help instill confidence in banking system

The Federal Deposit Corporation approached Congress this afternoon about increasing the federal deposit insurance limit…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Surviving Tight Credit

Main Street businesses feel crunch of Wall Street collapse

With a $700 billion Wall Street bailout deal rejected in the House, one of the…

By Cliff Hocker

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Is Palin Out of Her League?

For all the talk that Gov. Sarah Palin is in over her head, there’s more…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Ohio Commences Early Voting

Voters in the swing state of Ohio began casting absentee ballots Tuesday, a day after…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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“Let’s Do The Obama Dance!” No. Let’s Not.

“Throw your ‘O’s in the air!”

This is a line from a YouTube music video I…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Unique Franchises: Household Names Begin Here

Options still abound if your options out of reach

Finding a profitable franchise can be as simple as looking at world trends and asking…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Report: Economic Gains for Blacks Reversing

Boom of 1990s deflated in new millennium slump

Released by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), a report, “Reversal of Fortune: Economic Gains of…

By Aisha I. Jefferson

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Maxine Waters Gives an Update on the Bailout

Yesterday, while walking around the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference, I ran into…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Miracle at St. Anna

On-location with the cast of the movie “Miracle at St. Anna,” actors Derek Luke, Michael…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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The CBCF Debate Watching Party Continues…Finishing up

The debate is over.

The Congressional Black Caucus crowd is cheering!

“Yes we can!” and “Obama!”

Everyone is…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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The CBCF Crowd Loves Obama

9:45-9:56pm-The debate crowd at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Debate Watching Party is on pins…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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The Debate Watching Party continues…The Scene

10:18pm
The looks:
People are intently and quietly listening and watching.
The walls on the back of the…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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The Debate

9:15pm EST: Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Debate Watching Party, Washington D.C. Convention Center

Obama started with…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Tom Joyner at the Debate Party

8:30ish pm EST

Where: The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Debate Watch Party, Washington, D.C.

I just entered…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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McCain, Obama Square Off

Zingers and subtle attacks are hallmark of first presidential debate

The stakes were higher than ever tonight as Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain…

By Joyce Jones

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From Wall Street to Main Street

The credit crisis' impact on you

The wave of bank failures and the wrangling in Congress over a $700 billion rescue…

By Renita Burns

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McCain, Obama Traveling to Mississippi

(Source: perezhilton.com)

Sen. John McCain announced he will participate in tonight’s presidential candidate debate, going head-to-head…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Dewey Defeats Truman Redux

John McCain's ad that appeared many hours before the debate. (click to enlarge)

Apparently, somone on…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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McCain Back in Debate: Desperate or Diligent?

Twists and turns continue to pop up along the campaign trail and this week’s…

By Alvaro Muir

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Fate of Debate Still Uncertain

Sen. John McCain, Republican presidential candidate, maintains that he will not participate in the Mississippi…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Finding the Right Franchise

A successful venture depends more on you then your money

In 2002, Desmond Stanback of Bear, Delaware, was frustrated with the corporate environment. As…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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CBC Alights Statuary Hall

Congressional Black Caucus at Statuary Hall
This afternoon at the Capital Building in National Statuary Hall,…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Campaigns Send Surrogates to Michigan

(Source: ABC News)

Battleground state Michigan is going to again be Clinton and Romney country.

No, Michigan…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Election Day: What Not to wear?

With just 41 days until the presidential election, things are heating up.

Clint and Stacy, hosts…

By Renita Burns

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Obama: Debate Should Commence

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama says he plans to continue campaigning and that Friday’s…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Understanding What Your Company is Worth

Even if you aren't selling, it's important to know your firm's value

It’s important to know what your company is worth, even if you aren’t planning to…

By Margarette Burnette

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Obama Pounces, McCain Skirts the Issues

Presidential contenders John McCain and Barack Obama released new attack ads this morning.

In his ad,…

By Renita Burns

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Diligence in Detection

Summit to focus on prostate cancer awareness

The Prostate Health Education Network Inc. (PHEN), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase…

By LaToya M. Smith

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On The Issues: Biden vs. Palin

Issues

Sen. Joe Biden

Gov. Sarah Palin

Iraq
For more information:

Biden:

Palin:

Co-authored a five-point plan to end the war in…

By Renita Burns

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Candidates Spent $94 Million in August

Sen. Barack Obama reported spending more than $53 million in August and ended the month…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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21st Century Problems Call for 21st Century Leadership. (Hint: That’s Not McCain)

One of my Facebook friends, someone I’ve known since our days as classmates at Gregory…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Who’ll Get the Boot?

(source:newsbusters.org)

Short of men leaping from buildings on Wall Street and children selling apples roadside, the…

By Renita Burns

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Who’ll Get the Boot?

(source:newsbusters.org)

Short of men leaping from buildings on Wall Street and children selling apples roadside, the…

By Renita Burns

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Trail Mix

Weakening economy puts campaigns back on track

Following a week filled with bad news from the nation’s financial front, the presidential election…

By Joyce Jones

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The Costs of Cancer

Insurance coverage disparity linked to heightened mortality

There aren’t any studies that prove that African Americans, when diagnosed with cancer, carry a…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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In Your 30s, Think About Your 60s

The more years invested in retirement savings, the better

Young investors have a valuable asset, yet many neglect to take advantage. The more years…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Candidates on the Economy

Sen. Barack Obama meets with economic advisors Paul Volcker (left), former chairman of the…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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ACLU Takes Up Voting Rights in Michigan

The Advancement Project, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the ACLU of Michigan announced that…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Good for What Ails America?

In two new reports, the journal Health Affairs took a critical eye to Sens. Barack…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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On the Issues: Obama vs. McCain

Issue

McCain

Obama

Civil Rights
For more information:

McCain

Obama

Voted against recognition of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday as…

By Renita Burns

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Ask an Economist: Breaking Down the Financial Crisis

(source: wharton.upenn.edu)
 
It has been a jarring September for Wall Street. It is just the middle…

By Renita Burns

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Protecting the Right to Vote

Last week, a Michigan blog published a post that had the following headline: “Republicans plan…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Top 10 Hiring Mistakes

Build a successful team by avoiding pitfalls

Good hiring is a delicate company function of finding candidates with the right skills, abilities,…

By Wendy Harris

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Got Jobs?

(source: slate.com)

It’s enough to make your stomach churn. Those gloom and doom economic reports that…

By Renita Burns

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Small Business on Capitol Hill

Senate committee addresses hurdles faced by underserved entrepreneurs

Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), who chairs the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, held…

By Joyce Jones

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High-End Healthcare

Get top-of-the-line services without the luxury budget

Critics say concierge medical services only go further in widening the gap in access to…

By Andrea King Collier

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Back to the Issues: The Economy

With the turmoil in the financial markets taking front stage in the presidential campaigns, Sens.…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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How to Handle Bank Closure

Learn to be proactive, diligent in managing your accounts

It seems like every month a bank closure is being announced, most stemming from the…

By Ann Brown

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Pushing for Diversity in Communications

NAMIC conference offers insight in the field

Waves of major mergers and media consolidations have spelled trouble for African-American ownership in the…

By Renita Burns

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Banking News Roils Markets

Dismal financial outlook predicted in perception of U.S.

Before the end of the trade today, the announcements made by the two storied banks,…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Obama, McCain on the Latest Financial Crisis

Monday morning brought more bad news for investors. Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. announced it was…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Text Me!

How to tap the growing mobile advertising trend

Hey you, with the cell phone on your desk just a few inches from…

By Bridget McCrea

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Reginald Hudlin Leaves Post as President of BET

Hudlin's departure announced via e-mail to staff

Reginald Hudlin, president of entertainment at BET Networks, is stepping down from his position according…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Candidates Appear at Ground Zero

Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain appear at Ground Zero to mark the anniversary of…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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HBCU to Get $18 Million Research Center Grant

North Carolina A&T first black school to lead such a project

North Carolina A&T State University will receive $18 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF)…

By Janell Hazelwood

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UNCF Offers Agenda for Higher Education

Plan includes focus on access, availability of funds

HBCUs serve different purposes for different people. For some students, who might otherwise have…

By Joyce Jones

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Five Investment Sectors to Consider

Despite shaky market, experts say there are still good opportunities

The equity markets have been battered, largely driven by the sour economy: Through the first…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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Establishing an Employee Mentor Program

Strong mentorships can strengthen companies

Happy employees are the lifeblood of a company. One way small business owners can…

By Margarette Burnette

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Burrell Inks Deal with American Airlines

Black-owned advertising agency takes marketing to the skies

American Airlines announced today that it has inked a deal with African American-owned advertising firm…

By Renita Burns

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To Franchise or Not to Franchise

Is your business ready to take the next step?

Today’s tough economic environment has created heightened interest in an alternative to traditional small business…

By Zakiyyah El-Amin

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About That Bridge…

In this 2006 photo, Palin holds a t-shirt in support of the "Bridge to Nowhere."…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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McCain Winning Independents

John McCain is still seeing a big bounce in the wake of the Republican National…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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How to Integrate your Website with Traditional Advertising

One of the most popular buzz words in the advertising field right now is "integration"

One of the most popular buzz words in the advertising field right now is “integration,”…

By Bridget McCrea

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Government Takes Control of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

Bail-out will redistribute management to FHFA, Treasury, and Federal Reserve

The federal government yesterday took control of mortgage giants Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae in…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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The Audacity of….McCain

Let me get this straight. Arizona Sen. John McCain, age 72, a 26-year veteran of…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Candidates React to Employment Figures

The Department of Labor reported this morning the U.S. unemployment rate surged 6.1% in August,…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Transcript of John McCain’s Speech

Transcript of Sen. John McCain’s acceptance speech, as prepared for delivery.

Thank you all very…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Sound Bites

Economy

Our economy is under attack. China is acting like [economist] Adam Smith on steroids, buying…

By Renita Burns

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Thursday’s Agenda

John McCain to Accept Republican Party’s Nomination for President
The 2008 Republican National Convention today announced…

By Alvaro Muir

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Detroit Mayor to Resign, Do Jail Time

Kilpatrick pleads guilty in case, must pay $1 million in restitution

Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has pleaded guilty to two felony counts of obstruction of justice…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Transcript of Palin’s Speech

Transcript of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s speech, as prepared for delivery

Mr. Chairman, delegates, and…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Palin’s Protectors

Tuesday afternoon Republican women showed a stand of solidarity at a news conference to defend…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Palin’s Protectors

Tuesday afternoon Republican women showed a stand of solidarity at a news conference to defend…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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On the Agenda: Reform

Following the theme of tonight’s convention program, speakers will focus on reform.

Former Gov. Mitt Romney…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Setting the Record Straight

The Republican National Committee announced that it has restarted its Joe Biden gaffe countdown clock…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Tonight’s Program

Rudy Giuliani, Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee, and Vice Presidential Nominee Sarah Palin Are Among Featured…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Retiring In Your 40s

Peak earning years make for prime retirement savings options.

Those intermittent aches and pains in your 40s are a very powerful reminder that retirement…

By Ilana Polyak

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To Franchise or Not to Franchise

Is your business ready to take the next step?

Today’s tough economic environment has created heightened interest in an alternative to traditional small business…

By Zakiyyah El-Amin

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A Guide to Franchising

Navigate the process using these steps

According to the International Franchise Association (IFA), there are more than 900,000 franchised businesses representing…

By Wendy Harris

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Betting on Palin

Some people will bet on just about anything, and there are seemingly limitless outlets for…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Sound Bites

Sen. Joseph Lieberman

Major themes at last night’s session:

Experience

And I’m optimistic about something else: When the…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Weight Overload

Panel discusses policy and economic impact of obesity

On the second day of the Republican National Convention, public officials tackled the problem…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Bush to Speak at Convention

President Bush plans to address the Republican National Convention tonight live via satellite in a…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Wooing Independents?

Today’s theme for the Republican National Convention is “service,” and tonight’s scheduled speakers include a…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Are You Experienced?

CNN’s Campbell Brown laid the smackdown on McCain spokesman Tucker Bounds yesterday when she asked…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Black Delegates Are Few in St. Paul

African American voters haven’t thrown much support behind Republican candidates, despite Republican officials claim that…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Hurricane Gustav Downgraded to Tropical Depression

Hurricane downgraded to a tropical depression

Images of the calamity of Hurricane Katrina replayed in the minds of the public as…

By Renita Burns

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B.E.’s Most Affordable Franchises 2008

Black Enterprise's best franchising opportunities for African Americans.

Each year, BLACK ENTERPRISE identifies the best franchising opportunities for African Americans. This year, to…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Obama Responds to Gustav

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Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama said yesterday he will use his vast political…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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