Day 12

In his weekly address, Obama urged lawmakers to pass the America Recovery and Reinvestment Plan…

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President’s Weekly Address: Obama Urges Prompt Passage of Economic Plan

n his weekly address, Obama highlighted recent statistics showing continuing deterioration in the economy and…

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Christina Norman Named CEO of Oprah Winfrey Network

Former MTV President to Oversee Cable Channel

Former MTV President Christina Norman has been named CEO of OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network,…

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The Latest Tech Toys

New tech toys from the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show.

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Can the Economy Be Fixed?

Cathy House, Professor, Entrepreneurship, Howard University, and Alfred Edmond Jr., BLACK ENTERPRISE Editor-in-Chief, discuss if…

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A Conversation with Deval Patrick

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick speaks about the inauguration of his friend, President Barack Obama.

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Michael Steele Elected RNC’s First Black Chairman

Michael Steele Brings Change to the GOP

Former Maryland Lieutenant Gov. Michael Steele won the Republican National Committee chairman’s race, becoming the…

By Joyce Jones

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RNC Chairman Michael Steele’s Acceptance Speech

RNC Chairman Michael Steele’s acceptance speech

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Day 11

Obama signed the Middle Class Working Families Task Force executive order and launched the Task…

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Simmons ‘Grinds’ Into Social Media

GlobalGrind.com to increase celebrity content, visibility

Hip-hop impresario Russell Simmons is ramping up efforts to increase visibility of his latest venture…

By Renita Burns

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Women & Money: Your Finances at Your Life Stage

The right steps whether you're single or over 40

Savvy money management skills are a necessity to weather these tough economic times. BlackEnterprise.com has…

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Day 10

Obama signs his first piece of legislation, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009,…

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House Passes Obama’s Economic Plan

Republicans Vote Against Bill

President Barack Obama is one step closer to putting in place his plan to stimulate…

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House Votes No on Digital Delay

Defeat Means Transition Will Take Place as Planned

The House voted against postponing the Feb 17. nationwide digital television switch today. The vote…

By Renita Burns

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The Cutting Edge: Managing the Aftermath of a Layoff

Know your options when you've lost your job

For those seeking financial stability after a layoff, aside from unemployment benefits and severance packages,…

By Renita Burns

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White House Launches Recovery Site

Acknowledging that Americans are “skeptical about the size and scale” of his $825 billion recovery…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Making Their Mark in the Greeting Card Industry

Entrepreneurs give insights on etching a nitch

The greeting card industry is a multi-billion dollar business, but for entrepreneurs looking to establish…

By Arcynta Ali Childs

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Is the RNC Ready to Elect Its First Black Chair?

0128_gop-logoThis week, 168 Republican National Committee members will cast votes to elect a new chairman.…

By Joyce Jones

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Day 9

Obama launched recovery.com, a Web site to provide transparency into how and where tax dollars…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Women & Money: Conflict Resolution for Your Financial Woes

Don't let money problems ruin your relationship

Savvy money management skills are a necessity to weather these tough economic times. BlackEnterprise.com has…

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Senate Votes to Postpone Digital TV Transition

Delay allows time for more consumer conversion efforts

The Senate voted late Monday to move the deadline for digital television transition to June…

By Renita Burns

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Obama Launches Auto Emissions Battle

After receiving the confirmation to head the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday, Lisa Jackson…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Three Tips for Managing Cash Flow

In a tight times, due diligence in tracking your dollars is key

With tightening credit markets, entrepreneurs are being advised to watch their dollars carefully. Many companies…

By Margarette Burnette

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Day 8

Obama meets with House and Senate Republicans on Capitol Hill to discuss his American Recovery…

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Women & Money: When ‘Mine’ Becomes ‘His & Hers’

How to change your mindset from solo to partnership

Savvy money management skills are a necessity to weather these tough economic times. BlackEnterprise.com has…

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Day 7

With a vote of 60-34, the Senate confirms Timothy Geithner as secretary of the U.S.…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Monday Massacre: How Not to Be a Victim

This economy is starting to remind me of a Sopranos episode. You’ll remember that one…

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Special Report: Leadership Lessons from the President

What you can learn from Barack Obamas management style

Barack Obama was known as “No Drama Obama” during his historic presidential campaign. And according…

By Kelly E. Carter

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Special Report: Team Obama

The Who's Who of the White House

Much has been made of President Barack Obama’s assemblage of “a team of rivals” for…

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How to Close the Deal in a Sinking Economy

Ways to attract new clients, maximize your profitability

handshakeNearly everyone is cutting back on expenses these days. For small business owners, that…

By Margarette Burnette

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Women & Money: Handling Your Spouse’s Financial Missteps

Help your mate learn how to successfully manage finances

Savvy money management skills are a necessity to weather these tough economic times. BlackEnterprise.com has…

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Fixing the Economy

Our Board of Economists offers President Obama advice on putting America back to work

Believe it or not, there’s one aspect of Barack Obama’s ascendance to the White House…

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Day 6

National Economic Council Director Lawrence Summers discusses the administration’s plan to deal with the economic…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Day 5

In his first weekly address as president, Obama discussed a new White House report on…

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Weekly Address: How the AARA Will Jump-Start the Economy

We begin this year and this Administration in the midst of an unprecedented crisis…

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Don’t Get Foreclosed

Personal finance expert Michele Singletary provides insight for homeowners facing foreclosure.

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Examining the American Economic and Reinvestment Plan

Derek T. Dingle, editor-in-chief, and Dr. William Spriggs, chair of the economics department at Howard…

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Are There Jobs Out There?

Joe Watson, CEO of Strategic Hire, explains where and how to find employment in these…

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New Inauguration, Pt. 2

A roundtable discussion on the historical inauguration of Pres. Barack Obama with Joe Madison, …

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New Inauguration, Pt. 1

A roundtable discussion on the historical inaugaration of Pres. Barack Obama with Joe Madison, …

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Day 4

Lisa Jackson is confirmed as head of the Environmental Protection Agency.
Obama rescinded the “Mexico City…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Cut Your Insurance Costs Without Sacrificing Coverage

Affordable ways to manage your healthcare

With people looking to cut costs in a tight economy, some may be thinking about…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Inside The Daily Briefing

Black Enterprise's editor-in-chief reflects on the chance of a lifetime

When I was a cub reporter for the Norfolk Journal and Guide, one of the…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Women & Money: Tips for Financial Empowerment

Ways to combat salary disparities

Over the next two weeks, we’ll have money management tips and strategies from Harrine Freeman,…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Day 3

Obama issued a series of Executive Orders, including one that orders the closing of the…

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Obama Signs Orders to Close Guantanamo, Prohibit Torture

President also signs order setting up interagency task force on detainees

President Barack Obama signed four executive orders today that will shut down Cuba’s Guantanamo Bay…

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It Isn’t Just About Camping: Go Green for Your Vacation

Eco-friendly ways to enjoy your leisure time

It is no secret that tourism is big business. And according to the International Ecotourism…

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Obama’s Executive Orders

Today, President Barack Obama met with the following retired general officers.
At the close of…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Obama Reverses Bush Administration Policies

It’s the second full day of the Barack Obama presidency and Black Enterprise is included…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Parsons to Head Citigroup Board

Company hopes to rebound after series of losses

Citigroup Inc. said yesterday that board member Richard D. Parsons will be taking over as…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Women & Money: Tips for Financial Empowerment

Credit counseling CEO gives insights on money management

Savvy money management skills are a necessity to weather these tough economic times. BlackEnterprise.com has…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Day 2

Obama calls leaders of Egypt, Israel and Palestinian Authority to discuss issues of the region.…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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The Cutting Edge: Money Market Accounts

Gain better rates and more savings

It was two years ago that I learned the compounding greatness of money market accounts.…

By Renita Burns

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GM Designer Talks Economy, Creative Interiors

First black woman in her post stresses forward thinking

Reports indicate that auto executives expect the industry to be hit by a wave of…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Planning, Diligence Key in Re-entering Workforce after Retirement

Being informed can save you a world of trouble

If you’re a retiree who has been receiving Social Security benefits, pension payments, or distributions…

By Margarette Burnette

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Ushering in the Obama Era

New President sets tone of leadership, accountability

For the nation, the swearing-in signaled a new chief executive who would work to take…

By Derek T. Dingle

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President, Wife Kick off Night of Balls With ‘Neighbors’

The First Lady steps out in Jason Wu white gown

The night of inaugural balls began with President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle…

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Ready for Day One

Immediately following President Barack Obama’s formal swearing in, some of his aides made their way…

By Joyce Jones

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Inauguration Memories from Harlem

A nation celebrates history

People from every race descended on Harlem’s Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Plaza to witness the…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Parade Watchers Say Wait Was Well Worth It

Visitors reflect on their experiences at the inauguration

Frigid weather and more than an hour delay did not deter hundreds from snagging a…

By Brittany Hutson

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Reactions Heard Around the World

From Chicago to Japan, the manifestation of joy is universal

Joy rang out around the nation and globe as Barack Obama took the presidential oath…

By Renita Burns

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Day 1

Barack Hussein Obama is sworn in as the 44th president of the United States…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Special Report: Election ’08

What you can learn from Barack Obamas management style

Barack Obama was known as “No Drama Obama” during his historic presidential campaign. And according…

By Kelly E. Carter

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Performers Take To the Streets For Inaugural Parade

Bands from Barack and Michelle Obama's alma maters perform

At least 93 organizations from across the country accepted an invitation to march in President…

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Sens. Kennedy, Byrd Fall Ill at Luncheon

Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Massachusetts) suffered a seizure at a post-inauguration luncheon for President…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Revelers Gather in Harlem to Watch History Being Made

Bonds are formed in witnessing dream come true

Out in the fresh air of 125th Street in Harlem, New York just minutes after…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Obama and Lincoln: From Food Themes to the Bible

The historic inauguration of President Barack Obama comes at another prime historic ocassion, the Abraham…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Transcript: Obama’s Inaugural Address

Barack Hussein Obama’s Inaugural Address
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Washington, D.C.
My fellow citizens:
I stand here today…

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It Is Done

At 12:05 pm, Barack Hussein Obama Jr. became the 44th President of the United States…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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New York Watches with Anticipation as Obama Becomes President

Children beam with excitement, intellectuals beam with pride

In contrast to the elementary excitement at Democracy College Prep School–where everyone is excited just…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Obama Sworn In as President of the U.S.

Barack Hussein Obama Jr. was sworn into office as the 44th president of the United…

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It’s Really Happening

It is, indeed, a glorious day, a perfect first day of the Presidential administration of Barack Obama.

It is, indeed, a glorious day, a perfect first day of the Presidential administration of…

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Vendors Capitalize on Obamamania

Merchandise sold in 4 inaugural zones around the Washington Mall

As 2 million people flood the streets of Washington D.C. today to witness Barack Obama…

By Brittany Hutson

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Democracy Prep Witnesses Democracy in Action

Eighth graders Monique Grocia, Zyaire Taylor, and Melia Douyon sit at a welcome table…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Record-Setting Crowd on Cold, Cloudy Day

Security measures and crowd capacity are expected to be unprecented as President-elect Barack Obama…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Eyewitness to History

I am seated on the Southwest side of the U.S. Capitol  Building waiting for…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Somehow, the Word ‘Crowd’ Doesn’t Quite Say It

Did I say there was a crowd at the Greenbelt, Md., Metro station this morning?…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Obama Starts Day at Church

President-elect Barack Obama and his wife Michelle are greeted at St. John’s Episcopal Church by…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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A Cold Morning in a New America

It’s a great day in America. And God, it’s too cold.
Joining the crowd in Greenbelt,…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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More Blacks Say King’s Dream Fulfilled

A great majority of African-Americans believe that Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream of racial…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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25 Years…And Change

I am back where it all began, in Washington, D.C., to cover the presidential inauguration of one Barack Hussein Obama Jr.

The presidential inauguration of Barack Obama brings me full circle. My first ever professional reporting…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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A Woman With a Cause: Reparations

Queen Mother Dr. Delois Blakely, the community mayor of Harlem, New York, is clearly a…

By Joyce Jones

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The World Awaits No. 44

The world waits for Barack Obama inauguration.

By Joyce Jones

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BE Publisher Reflects on Obama-King Connection

Celebrity sightings in Washington, DC, are nothing new these days but still, it hasn’t diminished…

By Joyce Jones

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Finding Inspiration in a New President

Ever since President-elect Barack Obama began to capture the nation’s attention, he has been…

By Joyce Jones

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Obama Does His Part

President-elect Barack Obama did his part. And so did thousands of other Americans on today,…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Private-Equity Firms Seek to Expand Influence in Obama Era

With the inauguration of Barack Obama as the first black president of the U.S. a…

By Derek T. Dingle

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CBCF and the People’s Inauguration Project

Sylvester Charles Williams, 100, flew to Washington, DC, to celebrate Obama’s inauguration at the…

By Joyce Jones

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Voices From Washington

Continuing a Family Tradition
Ever since President-elect Barack Obama won the Iowa caucus, North Carolina…

By Joyce Jones

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Transcript: Obama Thanks America

Transcript of President-elect Barack Obama’s remarks at the Lincoln Memorial celebration.
Washington, D.C.
Sunday, January 18,…

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Dispatches From the Mall …

Dispatches from the opening inaugural celebration at the Lincoln Memorial
And it is over. The…

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The People’s Concert

(Source: PIC)
The star-studded concert kicking off four days of official inaugural celebrations brought out…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Obama Lays Wreath at Tomb of the Unknowns

President-elect Barack Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden and their wives pay their respects after…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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The People’s Train

As the Obama train slowly rolled into Wilmington, Delaware, it was greeted by almost 8,000…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Riding the Rails

Senior Photo Editor Lonnie Major and I have boarded the Amtrak train leaving for…

By Derek T. Dingle

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All Aboard the Obama Train

President-elect Barack Obama is embraced by supporter Patricia Stiles after taking the stage with…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Barack to the Future

“Yes we did,” President-elect Barack Obama shouted as he came to the podium to…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Onboard for a New Level of Coverage

Black Enterprise magazine editor in chief Derek T. Dingle on the Obama train. (Source: Black…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Pres. Barack Obama: A Year in Review

A look back at Pres. Barack Obama’s historic campaign.

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Obama Takes Econ Message on the Road

President-elect Barack Obama went Bedford Heights, Ohio, today to discuss his American Recovery and Reinvestment…

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Lesson Plans Take Inauguration to the Classroom

Organizations work with PIC to offer kids enlightenment

Millions of people are traveling to Washington D.C. to witness history as President-elect Barack Obama…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Before You Head to the Inaugural Festivities …

With only 3 days to go until the word "elect" becomes obsolete for President-elect Barack Obama, there are several things to considering before heading out to the ceremony and other festivities. Here are a few things you should knew as you venture out to become part of history:

With only 3 days to go until the word “elect” becomes obsolete for President-elect Barack…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Businesses Honor King Legacy, Give Back

Companies take torch for service on MLK Day

“President-elect Barack Obama said it best. This election was not about him. It is about…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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In Global Economic Crisis, Africa Yields Great Returns

Africa is the last economic frontier according to Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. and former Nigerian…

By Renita Burns

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Banks, Regulators, Consumer Advocates Address Foreclosure

FDIC Chairwoman Sheila C. Bair addresses the 12th Annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit (Source:…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Prime Picks from the Detroit Auto Show

BMW hardtop, Chrysler electric car among attractive options

I walked away from this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit feeling comforted.…

By Josee Valcourt

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Burris Sworn In as U.S. Senator

New colleagues give warm reception despite apprehension

Roland Burris has officially become Illinois’s state senator, making him the only Black member of…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Black Designers Add Flair to New Car Models

Industry professional says its about talent, hard work

Earl Lucas is one of a handful of black car designers in the industry, but…

By Josee Valcourt

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BEV’s the New Sheriff in Town

Fuel efficiency, eco factors trump horsepower at auto show

Shhh … Listen …What you can expect to hear inside the cabin of a BEV…

By Josee Valcourt

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Obama Presidential Portrait Released

President-elect Barack Obama is all about firsts. For his latest first, the soon to…

By Renita Burns

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Why You Shouldn’t Miss the Women of Power Summit

Join us in celebrating successful women of color

Calling all women of power! The fourth annual Women of Power Summit is almost here!…

By Sonja Mack

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Tavis Smiley Launches Black History Exhibit

America I AM features historic relics from the past

A courageous speech that helped catapult a little-known senator into the halls of the White…

By Renita Burns

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New York City Says No to Wal-Mart, Unions Want Boost

New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn gave a rousing speech in support of labor…

By Renita Burns

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Saving: The Solution for Women When Crisis Arise

Ladies, want to start saving, but aren’t sure how to start or are you concerned…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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The Impact of the Economic Crisis on Diversity Initiatives

As companies trim their workforce and cut costs to weather a faltering economy, women and…

By Renita Burns

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Got TARP?

Small business owners and financial professionals voiced their displeasure with the lack of transparency and…

By Renita Burns

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Wall Street Project Presents Plan to Fix the Economy

The Bush Administration’s $700 billion Wall Street bailout is under fire for misspending and not…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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The Cutting Edge: Lost Your Job? Find Out Who’s Hiring

Exhausting all options in a sour economy

If the horrid specter of a dismal job market has you feeling uneasy, or if…

By Renita Burns

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Advertising to Black Communities

Getting Corporate America to see our value

radio_one_logoHow will President-elect Barack Obama’s ascension to the highest office in the land impact the…

By Renita Burns

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Black Lawmakers Take Colorado By Storm

African American leaders head both Senate, House

When Rep. Terrance Carroll was sworn in as Speaker of the House of Representatives Wednesday,…

By Renita Burns

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Step Out In Style Inaugural Weekend

Obama-inspired picks to suit your fancy

As Inauguration Day draws near, many have been inspired by President-elect Barack Obama’s ascent to…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Jackson: Economic Woes Mean ‘Double Trouble’ for Blacks

Wall Street Project examines financial crisis

With banks, businesses, and homeowners hanging by a thread from last year’s credit crisis, the…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Friendpreneurs: How to Find Success, Preserve Relationships

Shared vision, understanding can lead to good partnerships

Going into business with a friend can be a risky endeavor. “There is a risk…

By Ann Brown

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Inauguration Updates: Map, Ticket Info, Wyclef Jean, and More

The Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies (JCCIC) released information about the ticket and access…

By Janell Hazelwood

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African American Auto Suppliers Face Rough Road Ahead

Detroit show opens with sights on industry comeback

Detroit automakers rolled out a fleet of fuel-efficient and electric vehicles at the 2009 North…

By Josee Valcourt

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Adaption, Adjustment Prime Focus at Retailers Convention

Trade association offers tools to inspire, motivate

More than a dozen retailers including Circuit City, Sharper Image, and Linens ’N Things filed…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Attorney General Nominee Faces Confirmation Fight

Republicans concerned about Holder's involvement in clemencies, pardon of fugitive

Democrats are bracing for a contentious confirmation hearing on Jan. 15 when Attorney General-nominee Eric…

By Joyce Jones

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The Best Stuff I’ve Read This Week: January 5-9, 2009

A weekly round-up of blogs, news, books and anything else cool I can recommend you get your eyes on.

One of the things I love most about the Internet and social media is the…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Morehouse Doctor Talks Health Disparities, Prevention

Youth awareness, education vital in stopping spread of diseases

Many have joined the fight to prevent, treat, and study the spread of diseases affecting…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Becoming a Social Networking Butterfly

Build your customer base with black social networking sites

Abiola Abrams may not have the deep pockets of a large publishing conglomerate, but what…

By Bridget McCrea

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Enter the Elevator Pitch Now!

The 2009 Elevator Pitch call for entries now open. Review rules and submit your pitch

Got a big idea? Then why are you keeping it to yourself?
Pitch your big…

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Governors Buoyed by Obama’s Speech

State leaders are optimistic that help is on the way

During these tough economic times, states throughout the country are hurting. But after hearing President-elect…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Study Finds Racial Bias in Advertising Industry

Researchers say disparity is widespread problem

A new study released today on the advertising industry’s history of racial bias found that,…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Obama Issues Warning on Economy

Obama Pushes Congress to Adopt Stimulus Plan

President-elect Barack Obama warned of significant consequences if Congress doesn’t act quickly to boost the…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Atlanta Jumps Into Smart Growth Movement

BeltLine project to create eco-friendly infrastructure in urban community

When Terri Montague moved from Baltimore to Atlanta to lead the largest redevelopment project in…

By Alyssa Danigelis

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Parsons Being Considered for Commerce Post

Former Time Warner chairman would replace Richardson, fill Obamas cabinet

Former Time Warner Chairman Richard D. Parsons is under consideration for the commerce secretary post…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Everyday Americans Getting Chance of a Lifetime

President-elect continues to open access for inauguration

When President-elect Obama and Vice President-elect Biden take historic train ride from Philadelphia to Washington…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Obama to Host Youth Ball, Regional Balls Inaugural Night

Invited guests to enjoy night of festivities with president-elect

According to reports, Barack Obama will host the Youth Inaugural Ball, along with five regional…

By Janell Hazelwood

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The Cutting Edge: Cell Phone Bills

Ways to manage your wireless plan, save money

Cell phones have gone from a luxury to a necessity for people of all ages.…

By Renita Burns

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Diligence is Key in Slashing Your Cell Phone Expenses

What every cell phone subscriber should know

While researching information about cutting costs on cell phone bills, I stumbled upon information on…

By Renita Burns

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Stand-Ins to Participate in Inauguration Rehearsals

Inaugural committee sets stage for historic event

As with any momentous event, such as a wedding, graduation, or play, diligent preparation is…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Coaching Through Crisis

A good investment in recession: career counseling

With layoffs and economic uncertainty forcing many Americans into unplanned career changes, it’s only logical…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Congress Now in Session—Without an Obama Replacement

Illinois appointee rejected by Senate

As returning and newly elected lawmakers in both chambers of Congress were formally sworn into…

By Joyce Jones

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Waited Until the Last Minute? Can’t be There? There’s Hope

Your inauguration updates

As Inauguration Day draws near, many are finalizing their plans to become part of the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Burris Is Rejected by Senate

Senate blocks Burris from filling Obama's seat

Roland Burris announced he was rejected for President-elect Barack Obama’s former Senate seat.

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Pay Down Debt, Plan for Success

Financial adviser offers tips to build wealth, pursue dreams

Grappling with excessive debt or poor money management skills is no easy task. As the…

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Get Your Life in Order for ’09

Productivity expert Peggy Duncan talks streamlining, forward thinking

Last year saw economic disaster, record joblessness, and a discouraging outlook for 2009. Though the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Barack Hussein Obama is sworn in as the 44th president of the United States of America.

First Hundred Days

As President Barack Obama marks his 100th day in office, Black Enterprise Magazine Editor-in-Chief Derek T. Dingle examines how our nation’s chief executives have fared since 1933, the beginning of the modern presidency. From FDR to Obama, we reveal each president’s philosophy, style, challenges and initiatives. Although not an exact sciences, a review of a president’s first 100 days offers valuable insight into why some leaders soar while others crash and burn. And their examples may just hold a few valuable lessons for you. (Additional research by Christina Faison)

One may think that the measurement of leadership prowess during the first 100 days of…

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If You Like Our New Site, Tell Your Friends. (If You Don’t, Tell Us.)

How you can use social media to help people connect to the all new BlackEnterprise.com.

An important part of our strategy for driving the success of the new BlackEnterprise.com is…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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The King of Commercial Real Estate

Victor MacFarlane reigns supreme in America’s gateway cities.

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