Straight-Ticket Voting a Confusing Issue in N.C.

Americans all over the country are wondering about the validity of a rumor that was forwarded to voters by e-mail in several states. It warned that if voters choose to cast a straight-ticket or straight-party ballot, they could inadvertently not vote for president of the United States.

Americans all over the country are wondering about the validity of a rumor that was…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Voter Suppression: Another Low-Brow Tactic

A fake State Board of Elections flier directing Republicans to vote on Nov. 4 and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Know Your Rights Before Hitting the Polls

Being informed can help counteract voter suppression tactics

American voters are poised to make history one way or another next Tuesday, and election…

By Joyce Jones

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Obama Pushing for Arizona and Georgia

Sen. Barack Obama will be making a pull for three states not quite…

By Renita Burns

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McCain: Blame the Media

Sen. John McCain turned up the notch in his media blame game after…

By Renita Burns

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Surge of New Registrations in Georgia Gives Black Voters Power

New registrations of black voters ran more than 25% higher this year than…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Candidates Weigh In on GDP Numbers

Both Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama today issued statements on the latest gross…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Obama Infomerical: Too Much or Just Right?

Before the curtains close and lights dim on the 2008 Presidential election, Sen. Barack…

By Renita Burns

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Candidates Focus on Florida

Florida, Pennsylvania, and Ohio offer the most electoral votes, with 27, 21, and…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Deficit Grows with McCain or Obama

The candidate’s tax plans are complicated for individuals, but according to the Tax…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Arizona: No Love for McCain?

(source: topnews.com)

In a presidential race few things are certain. One of which is…

By Renita Burns

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Early Voting Surge

Today, Sen. Barack Obama is giving what his campaign describes as the closing arguments…

By Renita Burns

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Cutting Edge: Halloween

Taking the fright out of fun festivities

This year, Americans will spend $5.77 billion for Halloween, according to the National Retail Federation.…

By Renita Burns

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Study: Women at the Forefront

Growth of women-owned firms outpacing other small businesses

The growth of minority, women-owned businesses outpaced all other small businesses, at a rate of…

By Renita Burns

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McCain Pulls Away from Bush, Obama Pulls Away in the Polls

Today, Sen. Barack Obama is giving what his campaign describes as the closing arguments…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Making the Case for John McCain

(source: pastemagazine.com)

The State (S.C.): For more than 40 years, in war and peace, John McCain…

By Renita Burns

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Making the Case for Barack Obama

(source: barackobama.com)

The Santa Fe New Mexican: Neither he nor John McCain alone can overcome…

By Renita Burns

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100% Turnout for Black Voters?

(source: www.naacpldf.org)
With economic issues propelling many voters to the polls experts agree that voter turnout…

By Renita Burns

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Let’s Get Ready to Rumble

It appears as if things aren’t all peaches and cream in the McCain-Palin camp.

Politico is…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Obama Presents Closing Case to Ohio

With polls showing a tight race in Ohio, Sen. Barack Obama today plans to make…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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McCain Talks Economy in Cleveland

In a speech on the economy today, Sen. John McCain told supporters that he would…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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No Home…Vote!

(source: eforeclosuremagazine.com)

Potential voters in Indiana scored a victory last week as the state court ruled…

By Renita Burns

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Palin’s Hometown Paper Has No Love for Governor

hAlaska’s largest newspaper yesterday endorsed Barack Obama for president, saying that Gov. Sarah Palin is…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Real Estate Mogul Celebrates Book Launch

Expert tells how to successfully buy, sell in shaky market

Hotel tycoon, R. Donahue Peebles, celebrated the launch of his book, The Peebles Path to…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Opportunities for Minority Contracts in TARP Limited

Minority firms relegated to sub-contractors for bailout services

Critics say expediency to pass bill allowed Treasury to bypass minority businesses

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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‘Joe’ Drains the Real Issues Affecting Small Businesses

Sen. John McCain is planning to ride the “Joe the Plumber” wave all the…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Trail Mix

In 11 Days Anything Can Happen

In another, more progressive nation or perhaps even a different period in this nation’s history,…

By Joyce Jones

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Number of First Time Voters Remains Flat

(source: lohud.com)

There’s been a lot of of hoopla about Democrats raking in massive amounts of…

By Renita Burns

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Endorsements Might Sway Swing Votes

Over the last couple of weeks newspaper endorsements have been pouring in.  As of yesterday,…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Northrop Grumman Adds Bruce S. Gordon to Board

Northrop Grumman names Bruce S. Gordon to its board of directors.

Defense giant Northrop Grumman announced the election of Bruce S. Gordon to its…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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The Cutting Edge

Slashing expenditures in a shaky market

As Congress irons out the fine details of its $700 billion bailout plan,…

By Renita Burns

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Presidential Election or Salem Witch Hunt?

Even as John McCain slips further in the polls, Republicans are continuing to spread dangerous…

By Renita Burns

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The Prejudice That May Rear Its Head

Will Obama fall victim to the 'Bradley effect'?

Race is one of those thorny topics that people rarely want to talk about…

By Joyce Jones

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Limo Service Goes Green

Dunn Rite Limousine Service adds hybrids to luxury fleet

With a 7-year-old Mercedes Benz and an auto heiress as his first customer, Frederick Dunn…

By Wendy Harris

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EDITORIAL: Barack Obama for President

Democratic senator the right choice for change

As the 2008 presidential campaign enters its final weeks, Black Enterprise magazine publishes a special…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Early Voting Problems Plague Florida

It seems that Florida, the scene of election scandals in 2000 and 2004, still can’t…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Voter Fraud: Behind the Hype, GOP’s Own Scandal

(source: www.naacpldf.org)
While the GOP point fingers of voter fraud at the Association of Community Organizations…

By Renita Burns

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Candidates Fire-up Electorate for Early Voting

Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain along with their surrogates are hitting the swing states…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Obama Raised $150 Million in September

Barack Obama raised more than $150 million in September, a staggering amount of money that…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Colin Powell Endorses Obama

After months of speculation and courting from both Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain,  former…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Unemployment in the Black Community

Derek Dingle, Editor-in-Chief, BLACK ENTERPRISE and Broderick Byers, Founder and CEO, The Employment & Career…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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The Wine Connoisseur

Iris Rideau, owner of Rideau Vineyard explains fine wine.

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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Game Ads: Has Barack Obama Gone too Far?

(source: gigaom.com)

Barack Obama spares no expense when it comes to getting his message out and…

By Renita Burns

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FBI Investigates ACORN

The raids on ACORN offices in Las Vegas and Ohio this month won’t be for…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Trail Mix: The Final Debate

Eighteen days and counting, Obama maintains the lead

The third and final presidential candidate debate Oct. 15 between Sens. John McCain and…

By Joyce Jones

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They’re not “Fringe People,” They’re GOP Staffers

(source: gawker.com)

Apparently Sen. John McCain was wrong. Those zealous hate-mongers that made McCain-Palin rallies look…

By Renita Burns

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Hip Hop’s Soundtrack to the Election

(source: okayplayer.com)

Hip-hop continues to throw its unwavering support behind Sen. Barack Obama as he takes…

By Renita Burns

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Black Students, Voter Eligibility Questioned

(source: my.barackobama.com)

With the election 19 days aways controversy over voter fraud, intimidation and suppression have…

By Renita Burns

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The Third Debate: And the Pundits Prefer…

Heading into the final stretch, last night’s presidential debate at Hofstra University gave American’s their…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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ExxonMobil CEO Talks Energy, Diversity

Rex Tillerson gives insights on environment, gas prices, taxes

Last night, the Executive Leadership Council awarded ExxonMobil with the corporate award in recognition for…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Debate 3: Spin Alley

After presidential debate #3 at Hofstra University, the media swarmed in on senators, governors, mayors and campaign…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Ayers, ACORN, and ‘Joe the Plumber’

Without a doubt, three of the most popular topics of tonight’s debate were former radical…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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The Final Showdown

Last weekend, McCain said he’s going to “whip Obama’s you-know-what,” and he needed…

By Joyce Jones

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The Last Stand: Presidential Debate #3

Debate Transcripts

10:31pm – Go vote now. It will make you feel big and strong.

As…

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Cut to the Chase

“Stop beating around the bush” is the general consensus of attendees of tonight’s debate at…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Pre-Debate Q&A with Adolfo Franco

Adolfo Franco, the McCain-Palin, Latin affairs advisor took a moment to call in and give…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Pre-Debate Q&A With Valerie Jarrett

Valerie Jarrett, Sen. Barack Obama’s long time friend and senior advisor sat down with BlackEnterprise.com…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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The Final Debate

 
 
 
Sen. John McCain is on the ropes and is expected to come out swinging at…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Obama: The Student’s Choice

If students could decide the presidential election who would be the next commander in chief?…

By Renita Burns

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Blacks Lag in Retirement Savings

Nest eggs much smaller than those of whites

African Americans save far less each month and have considerably smaller nest eggs than their…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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BE 100s: The 2008 Report

When BLACK ENTERPRISE first compiled its Top 100 in 1973, combined sales for the component…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE

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McCain and RNC Hammer at Obama’s ACORN Involvement

Former Sens. John Danforth (R-Mo.) and Warren Rudman (R-NH) reissued an invitation today to Sen.…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Obama’s Urban Agenda: An Economic Engine for the Nation

In a conference call today, Michael Coleman, mayor of Columbus, Ohio, addressed Obama’s plan for…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Jobs, Baby, Jobs

Sen. Barack Obama greets workers at a 3 p.m. shift change at the Chrysler machining…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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McCain Struggles While Obama Pulls Ahead

In Toledo Ohio, Sen. Barack Obama unveiled his economic rescue plan for the U.S. today.…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Voters Leery of Negative Campaigns

Ever since Gov. Sarah Palin sought to link Sen. Barack Obama to Bill Ayers during…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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McCain Campaign Leader Pens Racist Rant

Seeds of misinformation sown by Sen. John McCain’s camp have sprouted into thorny pine bushes…

By Renita Burns

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Coffee Choice May Predict Election

With 22 days until Election Day, voters are looking at poll results to keep track…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Pres. Bush’s Historic Rescue of American Financial Institutions, Pt. 3

Special edition examines the government’s historic rescue of America’s financial institutions with House Majority Whip…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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Pres. Bush’s Historic Rescue of American Financial Institutions, Pt. 2

Special edition examines the government’s historic rescue of America’s financial institutions with House Majority Whip…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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Pres. Bush’s Historic Rescue of American Financial Institutions, Pt. 1

Special edition examines the government’s historic rescue of America’s financial institutions with House Majority Whip…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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Trail Mix

As the race winds down McCain goes negative

With just three weeks left until Election Day, the presidential campaign of Republican Sen.…

By Joyce Jones

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Economy Poses Difficult Challenge for Candidates

Obama, McCain may have to alter or scrap economic proposals

Most people have heard the old saying: Be careful what you wish for. And, soon…

By Joyce Jones

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‘Barack Osama:’ Typo or Intentional?

Sen. Barack Obama

Just exactly who will some 300 people in New York’s Rensselaer County be…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Obama, McCain Differ on Children’s Health Insurance

During round two of the presidential debates on Tuesday at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee,…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Voter Registration

A discussion on the importance of voter registration with panelists Valeisha Butterfield, Executive Director, Hip…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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Alleged Palin Hacker Pleads Not Guilty

The son of a Democratic Tennessee state lawmaker pleaded not guilty Wednesday to hacking the…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Voter Purge May Be Illegal, and Unintentional

Tens of thousands of eligible voters have been removed from voting rolls or blocked from…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Obama's Advertising Strategy

Will candidate's plan be to his ultimate detriment?

African American voters have long lamented that Democratic politicians take their vote for granted, while…

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Obama’s Advertising Strategy

Will candidate's plan be to his ultimate detriment?

African American voters have long lamented that Democratic politicians take their vote for granted, while…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE

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‘That One’

Tuesday night’s presidential debate wasn’t the be-all end-all meeting viewers had anticipated but there were…

By Renita Burns

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Treasury Department Recruits Firms to Buy Back Toxic Assets

Kashkari appointed head of $700 billion bailout relief program

After having plunged 875 points in two days, the Dow Jones Industrial Average only…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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And the Winner is…

The presidential candidates knocked out their second debate last night in Nashville, Tennesee. The town…

By Renita Burns

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Obama vs. McCain Round 2

The debate ended without the fireworks some pundits were expecting. Though Sens. McCain and Obama…

By Renita Burns

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Walk-Up to the Debate

(Source: news.bbc.co.uk)

It’s round two of the presidential debates, with Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain…

By Renita Burns

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The Young Set Prefers Obama

(Source: seattletimes.nwsource.com)
 
It’s no surprise. Sen. Barack Obama is the clear leader when it comes to…

By Renita Burns

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Turn Your Website Into a Social Networking Machine

Key strategies for tapping into your customer base

Many people see online social networking tools as a fun diversion where individuals make friends,…

By Bridget McCrea

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HTC’s Touch Diamond

BlackEnterprise.com takes HTCs next smart phone on test run

The HTC Touch Diamond, which hit U.S. stores this fall, is expected to be “sleeper…

By Anthony Calypso

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RNC Sues Obama Campaign Over Donors

The Republican National Committee said it plans to file a complaint today against Sen. Barack…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Candidates Sling Mud

It is less than 30 days before Election Day, and the gloves are off!

The McCain…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Voter Suppression on College Campuses

Florida A&M University students look over a sample ballot while standing in line to vote…

By Renita Burns

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Obama Touts Documentary About McCain’s S&L Past

Sen. Barack Obama’s campaign is making sure voters are aware of Sen. John McCain’s transgressions…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Obama Touts Documentary About McCain’s S&L Past

Sen. Barack Obama’s campaign is making sure voters are aware of Sen. John McCain’s transgressions…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Attack Ads Lead up to Second Presidential Debate

The past comes to roost for McCain, Obama

While the presidential candidates gear up for the second debate Tuesday evening at Belmont University…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Russell Simmons Joins the Obama Campaign

(Source: Barack Obama for America) Russell Simmons on the Obama campaign trail

Media mogul, Russell Simmons,…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Rock the Vote

Ellis Cose, Columnist, Newsweek, and Alfred Edmond, Jr. Editor-in-Chief, BlackEnterprise.com, discuss the 2008 race for…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

Bush Signs Bailout Bill

House bill includes AMT patch, FDIC increase

The House of Representatives passed the $700 billion emergency economic stabilization bill and sent it…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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The R-Word Looms

Today the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 159,000 jobs were loss. The last time…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Saving Early for Your Retirement

Though decades away, developing a plan in your 20s vital

n your 20s, retirement is a bit like global warming. You know the day of…

By Ilana Polyak

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Trail Mix

Economy continues to take toll on McCain

With just three weeks left until Election Day, the presidential campaign of Republican Sen. John…

By Joyce Jones

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Voter Registration Deadline Monday

(Source: Getty Images)

On Nov. 4 registered voters will have the opportunity send a message to…

By Renita Burns

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Pocketbook Politics

Faltering economy may lead voters to decide they really do need change

Democratic lawmakers were angry and disappointed when the bailout package was defeated in the…

By Joyce Jones

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Factchecking the Candidates

During and after the one and only vice presidential debate the McCain-Palin and Obama-Biden campaigns…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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How’d They Do?

The debate that everyone had been waiting for is over. Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin didn’t…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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How’d They Do?

The debate that everyone had been waiting for is over. Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin didn’t…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Palin vs. Biden

The debate is over.  To her credit, Palin made no gaffes and gained confidence as…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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McCain Cedes Michigan

Sen. John McCain is giving up on Michigan.

Republican officials with knowledge of the strategy said…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Pot, Meet Kettle

Today, the McCain-Palin campaign launched a new ad called “Embarrass” that takes aim at some…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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The Debate Voters Have Been Waiting For

By most accounts, Republican Gov. Sarah Palin faced the biggest test tonight in her one…

By Joyce Jones

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FAR-Reaching Bailout

More and more people are starting to understand why approving the $700 billion Emergency Economic…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Reinforcing Principals of Personal Finance

The ripple effect of an economic bust

Purse strings are being pulled tighter than ever as consumers brace for the ripples of…

By Renita Burns

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Protecting Your Company’s Intellectual Property

Every business has vital information that should be protected from the hands of competition

Every business has vital information that should be protected from the hands of competition, whether…

By Margarette Burnette

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