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7 Vital Reasons Corporate Board Diversity Should Matter to You We Must Not Forget Black Wall Street How One Entrepreneur Preserves Our History We Must Tackle The African American Jobs Crisis Obama’s New Budget Promises Opportunity – and a Tough Political Battle How Obama Plans To Win His Minimum Wage Campaign Black History Month: 5 Lessons From 5 Business Legends Obama’s Meeting With Dalai Lama Chills Icy U.S.-China Relations Obama Uses State of the Union to Reset Presidency State of the Union Preview: Opportunity and Action [Column] How President Obama Will Achieve His ‘Year of Action’ Voting Rights Act 2014: The Battle for Our Ballot Box Why Common Core is Vital to Your Business March On Washington 50: We Must Ring The Bell Of Economic Freedom How Your Business Can Profit From the New Industrial Revolution How One Black Entrepreneur ‘Powers’ Obama’s Africa Strategy Why We Must Fight For Our Right To Vote We Can’t Let Washington Wreck Our Businesses 5 Ways to Profit From Investing in the “Obama Economy” Obama’s Second Term Sets a New Beginning for Inclusion and Activism Rep. Elijah Cummings: Fiscal Cliff May Bring “Short-Term Pain and Long-Term Gain” Get Out and Support Your Local Black Chamber of Commerce Five Steps to Becoming a Supplier for America’s Largest Retailer Obama’s Last Campaign Obama, Romney Position Themselves for Final 2 Weeks of Battle Leading While Learning Obama’s State of the Union Address Details Agenda to ‘Bring Jobs Back’ Why ‘Red Tails’ Will Make Us Soar Examining the 2012 GOP Candidates’ Chances of Getting Nominated Obama Ends Iraq War But Battle Still Rages At Home Obama’s Occupy GOP Campaign 5 Lessons You Can Learn From Herman Cain’s Imploding Campaign Making Gangsta Moves in the Innovation Economy What the European Debt Crisis Means for Your Investments 20/20 Vision Forum: Create Your Own Job and Reinvent Yourself What You Can Learn From Harvard Law School Why Plugging Into Tech Equals Business Opportunities 3 Leadership Lessons You Can Learn From 9/11 5 Steps To Creating Your Profitable Tech Start-Up Why Black Entrepreneurs Must Create the Next Google 5 Ways To Upgrade Your Investments As Nation Deals With Debt Downgrade Preparing for the Marathon To Rebuild Our Wealth Put Pressure on Congress To Do The Right Thing Support Your Local Black Bank What The Debt Ceiling Debate Means To Your Financial Future 7 Career Strategies That Work 4 Success Strategies From Gov. Deval Patrick 5 Ways You Can Help Fix Our Schools Power Moves: How Obama Can Put America Back To Work Power Moves: 7 Ways You Can Profit From Our Entrepreneurs Conference Power Moves: 5 Ways You Can Become A Clutch Player in Business and Life Power Moves: Why We Must Fight For Media Diversity Power Moves: 6 Leadership Lessons You Can Learn From Obama’s Bin Laden Raid Power Moves: Eddie Brown’s 5 Strategies For Success in Business Power Moves: Obama Gives Preview Of Campaign 2012 Power Moves: Today’s Revolution Will Be Tweeted Power Moves: Find Contacts, Contracts and Cash at BE Entreprenuers Conference Power Moves: GOP Vote to Cut $60 Billion Gives Obama His Next Big Test Power Moves: How Your Small Business Can Make Money Now Power Moves: 10 Steps to Build Wealth Now!

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7 Vital Reasons Corporate Board Diversity Should Matter to You

As an African American, you multimillion-dollar buying power—and voice—matter when it comes to corporate board…

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We Must Not Forget Black Wall Street

Throughout the years BLACK ENTERPRISE has covered Black Wall Street so that generations would remember…

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How One Entrepreneur Preserves Our History

The HistoryMakers enlightens, entertains and educates the public, helping to refashion a more inclusive record of American history

For 20 years, the mission of Julieanna Richardson, HistoryMaker’s passionate, energetic founder and executive director,…

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We Must Tackle The African American Jobs Crisis

Five years after Recovery Act, black unemployment largely unchanged

President Obama should take full credit for placing America on the path to recovery

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Obama Returns Portion of Pay to Show Solidarity with Workers

Obama’s New Budget Promises Opportunity – and a Tough Political Battle

Will this budget get passed?

With the looming mid-term elections, the president’s budget proposal marks the beginning of yet another…

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How Obama Plans To Win His Minimum Wage Campaign

Do you think the minimum wage will be raised?

In his weekly address, President Obama focused on his latest campaign: raising the minimum wage

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Black History Month: 5 Lessons From 5 Business Legends

Check out the 5 business legends who paved the way for many of the world's black business leaders

Guess who is on this list

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Obama’s Meeting With Dalai Lama Chills Icy U.S.-China Relations

Human rights violations claims test

President Obama is once again at odds with China over the president’s meeting today with…

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Obama Uses State of the Union to Reset Presidency

President’s proposals seek to strengthen middle class

With a combination of determination and optimism, President Obama reset his presidency as he delivered…

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State of the Union Preview: Opportunity and Action [Column]

Will you be tuning in?

President Obama will address the nation tomorrow night in his annual State of the Union…

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How President Obama Will Achieve His ‘Year of Action’

Will he accomplish what he set out to do this year?

To realize his broader agenda, he urges Congress to work with his administration “on proven…

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Voting Rights Act 2014: The Battle for Our Ballot Box

We must remain relentless and vigilant to protect our participation at the ballot box

Rep. John Conyers, the Michigan Democrat who is the longest-serving African American in Congress; Rep.…

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Why Common Core is Vital to Your Business

Our global economic competitiveness depends on a well-educated workforce

Common Core State Standards – the set of internationally benchmarked goals for public school…

By Derek T. Dingle

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March On Washington 50: We Must Ring The Bell Of Economic Freedom

At the ceremony, President Obama shared names of casualties of foot soldiers on the front lines of the movement.

The speakers at “Let Freedom Ring Commemoration and Call To Action” used the event…

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How Your Business Can Profit From the New Industrial Revolution

American manufacturing is poised to enter a new era of explosive growth

It is imperative that African American companies, large and small, fully participate in this new…

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How One Black Entrepreneur ‘Powers’ Obama’s Africa Strategy

President Obama's Africa strategy has moved forward as other countries invest more into the continent.

Power Africa was the centerpiece of Obama’s message: “Let’s do business.”

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Why We Must Fight For Our Right To Vote

With the 5-4 decision in Shelby v. Holder, the court struck down on Tuesday a key provision of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA).

Through one judicial act thousands of African Americans and voters of color may be denied…

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We Can’t Let Washington Wreck Our Businesses

Within the next few weeks, the federal government is expected to make spending cuts that will inevitably hurt legions of small businesses

African Americans will more than likely feel the most severe pain.

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5 Ways to Profit From Investing in the “Obama Economy”

Right now is the best time for you to invest.

The stock market has gotten off to a rip-roaring start this year. And right now…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Obama’s Second Term Sets a New Beginning for Inclusion and Activism

He was America's choice - a diverse America in which African Americans, women, gays, and youth now play a larger role in national discourse, policy-making and governing.

The ceremony’s significance was that his return to the Oval Office could no longer be…

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Rep. Elijah Cummings: Fiscal Cliff May Bring “Short-Term Pain and Long-Term Gain”

GOP, Dems engage in open warfare over "fiscal cliff" as minority businesses hang in the balance.

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Maryland), ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, discusses…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Get Out and Support Your Local Black Chamber of Commerce

Here's why black chambers may offer the best chance to find strength in numbers.

From lobbying government to opening new spigots of capital, black chambers offer a proactive, expansive…

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Five Steps to Becoming a Supplier for America’s Largest Retailer

The following lessons will help companies seeking to serve Walmart.

The following lessons will help companies seeking to serve Walmart. The tips, however, can…

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Obama’s Last Campaign

President Obama used his last campaign appearance to make the closing argument for the next four years.

President Obama used his last campaign appearance to make the closing argument for the next…

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Obama, Romney Position Themselves for Final 2 Weeks of Battle

Where will these candidates focus their energy?

Neck -and neck in recent polls, President Barack Obama and Republican Challenger Mitt Romney squared…

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Leading While Learning

It’s McCabe Thompson’s ability to harness perceived challenges as strengths that led her to the…

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Obama’s State of the Union Address Details Agenda to ‘Bring Jobs Back’

State of Union offers clues to fixing the economy while beating the GOP

President Obama’s State of the Union Address puts the 1% to task and calls for…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Why ‘Red Tails’ Will Make Us Soar

More than just a movie, Red Tails signifies a mass movement of empowerment for African Americans

George Lucas’ Red Tails does not just highlight the struggles of the Tuskegee Airmen but…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Examining the 2012 GOP Candidates’ Chances of Getting Nominated

The primary field of Republican candidates get sized up on their ability to lead the country in 2012

As the Iowa caucus approaches political analysts and voters prepare to review the 2012 GOP…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Obama Ends Iraq War But Battle Still Rages At Home

Commander-In-Chief gets hit with political bombs from GOP over decision while he fights for opportunities for vets

President Obama ended the Iraq War but the troubled economy and unemployment rate leaves veterans…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Obama’s Occupy GOP Campaign

The president combines populist politics with historic maneuvers to defeat his foes

President Obama’s engaged in fierce combat to advance his economic agenda while positioning himself for…

By Derek T. Dingle

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5 Lessons You Can Learn From Herman Cain’s Imploding Campaign

Cain's meteoric rise and hard fall offers lessons for those seeking office--whether it's national or local

Numerous Herman Cain scandals have put the former Republican 2012 presidential frontrunner in the doghouse…

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Making Gangsta Moves in the Innovation Economy

Creativity, persistence, capital and connections will drive the advancement of high-growth African American businesses

What’s needed to maintain forward momentum for the emerging digerati? You guessed it – capital.…

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What the European Debt Crisis Means for Your Investments

Market volatility is here to stay. Don't panic—adjust your portfolio and look for opportunities

In today’s tumultuous investment environment, what should you do as an investor? Follow our advice…

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20/20 Vision Forum: Create Your Own Job and Reinvent Yourself

Black Enterprise teams with Walmart to help African Americans gain an edge in today's tech-driven, global job market

Our 20/20 Vision Forum: Job Creation and Career Opportunities in the Next Economy, one of…

By Derek T. Dingle

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What You Can Learn From Harvard Law School

Black attorneys' reunion demonstrates how to use alumni networks to increase your clout

Over the past few weeks, many of us will attend the annual round of fall…

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Why Plugging Into Tech Equals Business Opportunities

Broadband session sparks conversation about digital business development and job creation

As the US Labor Department unveiled its dismal report revealing an unemployment rate stubbornly stuck…

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3 Leadership Lessons You Can Learn From 9/11

Even in the greatest tragedy to befall America we can learn valuable lessons of perseverance in business

The aftermath of 9/11 also offers valuable lessons in leadership. In reviewing our archives related…

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5 Steps To Creating Your Profitable Tech Start-Up

Position your company to become a future industry leader

Black entrepreneurs must be creative, however, to advance to the next stage in the Innovation…

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Why Black Entrepreneurs Must Create the Next Google

How to succeed in the "Innovation Economy"

There’s a need for a business movement with a powerful, audacious mission: Ensuring African Americans…

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5 Ways To Upgrade Your Investments As Nation Deals With Debt Downgrade

Even though investors are reeling from the toughest market since 2008 you can still build your portfolio & protect your assets

Standard & Poor’s downgrade of the United States’ AAA credit rating to a AA+ could…

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Preparing for the Marathon To Rebuild Our Wealth

Based on the racial divide in the economic gap, a lot has to be done to rebuild our buying power

While America dealt with the Great Recession of 2007-2009, overwhelming numbers of minority households suffered…

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Put Pressure on Congress To Do The Right Thing

President Obama used his bully pulpit to address the nation and his opponents

One week before a possible, first-time default on our national debt, President Obama used his…

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Support Your Local Black Bank

Buying Black is only one step to economic freedom, we also have to bank Black

Syndicated radio host Warren Ballentine recently teamed up with the National Bankers Association to unveil…

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What The Debt Ceiling Debate Means To Your Financial Future

With the debt ceiling deadline looming, now is not the time to stand idly by and wait

If President Obama and congressional leaders don’t reach an agreement to increase the $14.3 trillion…

By Derek T. Dingle

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7 Career Strategies That Work

Whether your collar is white or blue, use these strategies to help remain competitive and get ahead

BLACK ENTERPRISE, in partnership with Walmart, the nation’s largest corporation, decided to convene our event,…

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4 Success Strategies From Gov. Deval Patrick

In his new book, the Massachusetts governor delivers insight and perspective that can help you thrive in business

How to use Deval Patrick’s personal power moves – those focused on faith, perseverance and…

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5 Ways You Can Help Fix Our Schools

We must ensure that our kids can read, calculate and become employable in the 21st Century workplace

We must ensure that our kids can read, calculate and become employable in the 21st…

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Power Moves: How Obama Can Put America Back To Work

Seeking re-election, the president needs bold solutions to correct the economy now

President Obama must put America back to work. With last week’s dismal jobs report and…

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Power Moves: 7 Ways You Can Profit From Our Entrepreneurs Conference

Nation's largest Black business event gives companies access to connections, contracts and capital

From newly-minted and established business owners to White House policymakers, attendees of our Black Enterprise…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Power Moves: 5 Ways You Can Become A Clutch Player in Business and Life

These strategies can offer clues on how you can thrive under pressure

The quality of clutch among a set of professionals and executives who not only met…

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Power Moves: Why We Must Fight For Media Diversity

From the Washington to Hollywood, African Americans must make our voices heard and get our stories told

From broadcast news to animated television shows, the media industry gets an F when it…

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Power Moves: 6 Leadership Lessons You Can Learn From Obama’s Bin Laden Raid

Our commander-in-chief’s strategic approach offer tips to achieving your business success

Obama’s oversight of the daring raid to capture and kill Osama bin Laden offers a…

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Power Moves: Eddie Brown’s 5 Strategies For Success in Business

The BE Titan shares trade secrets from his 40 year career and new autobiography that can inspire your business moves

The BE Titan shares trade secrets from his 40 year career and new autobiography that…

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Power Moves: Obama Gives Preview Of Campaign 2012

President Obama comes out swinging in his speech at George Washington University yesterday

President Obama comes out swinging in his speech at George Washington University yesterday

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Power Moves: Today’s Revolution Will Be Tweeted

Social media continues to fire up global movements. Why Malcolm Gladwell may be surprised

Social media continues to fire up global movements. Why Malcolm Gladwell may be surprised

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Power Moves: Find Contacts, Contracts and Cash at BE Entreprenuers Conference

In my latest segment on Warren Ballentine’s Truth Fighter’s radio program, I shared with his…

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Power Moves: GOP Vote to Cut $60 Billion Gives Obama His Next Big Test

Will the president's agenda withstand the pressure?

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At 4:39 a.m. Saturday morning, House Republicans passed a $1.2 trillion budget for the…

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Power Moves: How Your Small Business Can Make Money Now

Simple steps entrepreneurs can use to take your business to the next level

According to the recently released data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Survey of Business Owners:…

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Power Moves: 10 Steps to Build Wealth Now!

Our editors have developed "The Power Issue" to help our readers find ways to advance their business, professional and financial lives

Our editors have developed “The Power Issue” to help our readers find ways to advance…

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REGISTER NOW: Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit’s 10th Anniversary

It will be a landmark year for the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit in…

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Watch Sonia Alleyne’s Interview with Venus Williams at This Year’s Women of Power Summit [Video]

Venus Williams was one of the featured speakers at this year’s Women of Power Summit.

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