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Unemployment Drops, 200,000 New Jobs Added to Economy Herman Cain Announces ‘Revolution Solution’ Bus Tour Santorum’s Comment Ties Black People to Public Assistance Michele Bachmann Drops Out of Republican Race Mitt Romney Victorious in Iowa Caucus Anti-obesity Ads Under Attack 68 Occupy Protesters Arrested in NYC Soledad O’Brien’s Morning Show Named In the News: Bishop Eddie Long’s School Shuts Down; Report Shows Youth Vote Set to Drop in 2012 and More Minority Firm Receives Historical Investment in the Big Apple Examining the 2012 GOP Candidates’ Chances of Getting Nominated Florida Rep Wilson to Offer Federal Anti-Hazing Bill In the News: Sears Holdings to Close 100-120 Stores; Forgotten Black WWII Veteran Recognized and More Iowa Caucus 2012: The Candidates’ Positions on the 4 Main Issues When The N-Word Comes Home to Roost In the News: Fewest Layoffs Since 2008; Congressman Calls Michelle Obama’s Posterior ‘Large’ and More In the News: BofA Settles Claims for $335 Million; Actor Graham Brown Dies and More In the News: Beyonce’s Parents Officially Call It Quits; Ralph MacDonald Dies and More In the News: Former NBA Security Director Sues the League; Heart & Soul Plans to Re-emerge and More Obama Ends Iraq War But Battle Still Rages At Home U.S. War in Iraq Officially Over In the News: ‘The Help’ Leads SAG Award Noms; Romney Using KKK Slogan and More Why 2011 Was All about the Protestor In the News: Child Homelessness Up 38% Since 2007; ‘BET Honors’ Award Recipients Announced and More The Problem with ‘Poor Black Kids’ (According to ‘Forbes’) In the News: Obama Calls Final End to Iraq War; Celebs Protest Lowe’s Ad Pullout and More In the News: Herman Cain May Sue Accusers; Eddie Murphy Rumored to Play DC Mayor Marion Barry in Biopic and More Preview Our World: Media Personality Tavis Smiley In the News: Honoring Pearl Harbor Hero ‘Dorie’ Miller; Mumia Abu-Jamal Spared and More In the News: NYPD Facebook Group Offends; Russell Simmons’ PETA Stamp and More The End of the NBA Lockout Excites Small Business Owners The Good Wife: 9 Women Who Stood By Their Husbands During Scandals In the News: Jobless Rate Lowest in Over Two Years; Eddie Long’s Wife Withdraws Divorce Petition and More 5 Lessons You Can Learn From Herman Cain’s Imploding Campaign Russell Simmons Defends the Rush Card, Support of Occupy Wall Street Education Means Business In the News: Millions of Children Receive Free School Meals; First Class Graduates From Oprah’s School and More In the News: Conrad Murray Sentenced to Four Years in Prison; Patrice O’Neal Dead at 41 and More Herman Cain Reassessing Decision to Run for President In the News: Cyber Monday Sales Expected to Surge; NBA Reaches Tentative Deal and More Black Web 2.0′s Angela Benton Talks Startups, Mentoring & the NewMe Accelerator In the News: Occupy Movements Have Cost Cities $13 Million; Big Retailers Offer Major Black Friday Deals and More In the News: 48th Anniversary of JFK’s Assassination; President Obama Issues Five Pardons and More FAMU Grads Serve Up Social Responsibility with The Cravings Truck In the News: NASCAR Fans Boo Michelle Obama; Mariners Greg Halman Found Dead and More 12 Absurd Laws Used to Stop Occupy Wall Street In the News: Cornel West and Princeton Part Ways; Tyler Perry Backs Kim Kardashian Casting and More David Banner’s Thoughts On the #OccupyWallStreet Movement In the News: Zuccotti Park Reopens to OWS Protesters; Sorority Girls Dress in Blackface and More WATCH: Women in New York Sound Off about Sexual Assaults on the Subway WATCH: Herman Cain Video Goes Viral on Libya Question 5 Famous People You May Never See at Occupy Wall Street In the News: CNN’s ‘Black in America’ Special Airs Sunday; Haiti Demands Pay From U.N. for Cholera Outbreak and More Preview Our World: Can the Obama Administration Fix Our Schools? In the News: Conrad Murray Accuses MJ of Lying; Wall Street Rebounds and More In the News: African-American Buying Power Nears $1.1 Trillion; President Obama Hosts an African American Conference and More Gen Y Capital Partners Wants to Help You Start a Business, Despite Student Loan Debt Eddie Murphy Bows Out of Hosting the Oscars Is There Any Such Thing as a ‘Post-Racial’ America? In the News: Rapper Heavy D Dies Unexpectedly; Appeals Court Upholds Obama Healthcare and More In the News: Dr. Conrad Murray Found Guilty in Michael Jackson Death; Herman Cain’s Fourth Accuser Surfaces and More Wealth Gap Between Young and Old Americans Is Widest Ever In the News: NBA Decertification Threat Looms; Groupon, the Highest Tech Valuation Since Google and More In the News: Soledad O’Brien Returns to CNN Mornings; Senate Blocks Another Part of Obama Jobs Plan and More Is the Media Attacking Herman Cain For the Wrong Reason? In the News: Obama Promises to Speed Up Infrastructure Projects; Cain Skips Scheduled Press Conference and More Steve Stoute Talks America’s ‘Tanning’ with Jay-Z In New Series In the News: Queen Latifah Gets Another Talk Show; Yale Study Shows Beverage Industry Targets Minority Youth and More New Lessons for Our Classrooms In the News: ‘In Living Color’ to Return to Fox and Herman Cain Dispels Sexual Harassment Allegations In the News: ‘Guinness’ Names Samuel L. Jackson Highest-Grossing Film Actor; Black Farmers Settlement Approved and More Are There Really More Blacks In Prison Than Were In Slavery? Understanding Obama’s Student Loan Debt Plan: Will It Help You? Swizz Beatz Talks Business, Branding and Motivation President Obama Goes After the Youth Vote … Again Student Organization Launches Poster Campaign Against Racist Costumes Cain Vs. Obama: A Comparison of Economic Issues In the News: Michelle Obama’s First Book Titled ‘American Grown’; NPR’s Michele Norris Steps Down as Host and More Steve Jobs Warned Obama of Becoming a One-Term President, Offered Education Ideas Can Bill Gates Save Our Schools? Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith Become Philadelphia 76ers Minority Owners Meet Kelley Williams-Bolar: Prosecuted for Protecting Her Children’s Education NYFW: Hot Style at Harlem’s Fashion Row Show 2011 In the News: Cornel West Won’t Face Charges; Danroy Henry Honored with Athletic Center and More Music Managers Chris Lighty & Blue Williams Make a Power Move Only Ex-Convicts Need Apply: Detroit Hosts Special Jobs Fair In the News: Obama Raises Over $70 Million for 2012 Campaign; Gallup Poll Shows 35 Percent Oppose Death Penalty and More Michael Eric Dyson Teaching Course on Jay-Z at Georgetown In the News: Democrats Move Forward With Jobs Plan in Pieces; Nigerian Underwear Bomber Pleads Guilty and More 5 Ways to Cash In On Your College’s Homecoming In the News: Supreme Court Decides Mumia Abu-Jamal Can Get New Sentence;NBA Cancels First Two Weeks and More Kanye West Shows Up at Occupy Wall Street…In a Maybach? Should You Care About Occupy The Hood? In the News: Bill Cosby to Share NYC Benefit Show; Tyra Banks Lands on New York Times’ Best Sellers List and More Demetrius Walker, Co-Founder of dN|Be Apparel, Merges Urban Fashion and Conscious Messaging In the News: Three Women’s Rights Activists Share Nobel Peace Prize; Herman Cain Defends ‘Brainwashing’ Remarks and More WATCH: On the Front Lines of Occupy Wall Street Steve Jobs by the Numbers Legal Scholar Derrick Bell Dead at 80 Steve Jobs Passes Away at 56 In the News: Denzel Washington Donates $2.25 Million to Fordham; Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth Dies at 89 and More WATCH: Finance Expert Ryan Mack Sounds Off on Occupy Wall Street In the News: Bishop Eddie Long Requests Money Back from Accusers; Obama Calls Out GOP Leader on Jobs Bill Vote and More IBM’s $18 Billion Man Named BE Corporate Executive of the Year In the News: Mr. and Mrs. Obama Celebrate 19th Wedding Anniversary; Tiger Woods Out of Top 50 World Ranking and More ADCOLOR Awards Honors Earl G. Graves Sr. & Other Media Trailblazers Michelle Obama Undercover Shopping at Target In the News: BofA to Begin $5 Monthly Fee; Hip-Hop Pioneer Sylvia Robinson Dies and More Drivers No Longer Need To Pass a Vision Test? 40 High Points of Barack Obama’s Presidency What President Obama Could Learn from Jacksonville Mayor’s Race In the News: Black Buying Power Expected to Hit $1.1 Trillion by 2015; BLA Fugitive George Wright Captured and More New York Students Caught in SAT Cheating Ring In the News: Jay-Z Makes ‘Brooklyn Nets’ Announcement; Wangari Maathai Dies at 71 and More It’s Your Own Fault If Obama Disappoints You Why Twitter Couldn’t Save Troy Davis Lady Gaga Manager, Troy Carter, Tackles World of Tech Hispanic Heritage Month Begins Today In the News: US Poverty Rate Soars; Lil Wayne Sounds Off On Tea Party and More WATCH: How One Black-Owned Small Business Survived September 11th Reflecting on the Costs and Gifts of 9/11 In the News: Obama to Unveil Jobs Plan; Google Acquires Zagat and More MediaTakeOut Launches New Web-Based Reality Series ‘First Date’ 18th Annual Black Enterprise/Pepsi Golf & Tennis Challenge Kicks Off In the News: Venus Pulls Out of Open; Beyonce’s Baby Bump Sets Twitter Record and More In the News: Gadhafi Family Flees to Algeria; Alan Krueger, Economic Adviser Pick and More Hurricane Katrina: 6 Years Later In the News: Motown Exec Esther Gordy Edwards Dies; Hurricane Irene Gains Strength and More ‘Basketball Wives’ Meeka Claxton Talks Business, Independence & Reality TV Drama Nivea Pulls Controversial Ad After Claims of Racism In the News: Bank of America Cutting 10,000+ Jobs; iPad 3 Coming and More Swizz Beatz Signs on As Creative Consultant for Lotus In the News: Google to Buy Motorola for $12.5 Billion;Obama Approval Rating Slips and More Who’s Next? (We Have the Answer!) In the News: Minorities Choose Bottled Water Over Tap; Obama’s Health Care Law and More Can Public Schools be Fixed? In the News: Amy Holmes Joins GBTV; FaceBook Denies Harvesting Cell Numbers and More In the News: Lionsgate May Launch Tyler TV; Police Force Beefs Up in London and More In the News: LeBron Restores Boys & Girls Club; US Interest Rates Lowered and More In the News: Dow Plunges More Than 600 in Sell-Off; $10 Internet Access and More In the News: NYC Mayor Bloomberg Invests $30 Million in Minority Youth; Stocks Down Over 4% in Global Sell-Off… Happy 50th Birthday, Mr. President! In the News: Comcast-NBCU Falls Short of Diversity Promise; Biracial Spider-Man Unveiled and More How Obama and the Democrats Dropped the Ball…Again In the News: Christina Norman Lands HuffPost Black Voices Position; Debt Ceiling Bill Becomes Law and More White House & Congressional Leaders Reach Debt Deal In the News: Minority Retirement Options May Dwindle with Deficit Cuts; MTV Promotes HIV/AIDS Awareness with iCondom and More 5 Ways You Can Prepare For Debt Default In the News: Oprah’s Magazine in Financial Trouble; Saxophonist Frank Foster Dies and More Be The Match Registry Urges African Americans to Become Bone Marrow Donors

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Unemployment Drops, 200,000 New Jobs Added to Economy

The nation’s unemployment rate dropped to a near three-year low of 8.5 % last month

A forceful 200,000 new jobs were added to the economy in December, the U.S. Department…

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Herman Cain Announces ‘Revolution Solution’ Bus Tour

The former Godfather's Pizza CEO keeps 999 alive with the launch of his tour

Herman Cain announced Wednesday on Fox News he will start a “Revolution Solution” bus tour…

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Santorum’s Comment Ties Black People to Public Assistance

The Republican presidential candidate’s recent comment links black people to government assistance

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s recent comment ties black people to public assistance.

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Michele Bachmann Drops Out of Republican Race

The third-term Minnesota congresswoman is gracefully bowing out of the presidential campaign

After placing sixth in Tuesday’s Iowa Republican caucuses, Rep. Michele Bachmann announced Wednesday she is…

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Mitt Romney Victorious in Iowa Caucus

Republican presidential candidate wins by eight votes

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was declared winner of the Iowa caucuses early Wednesday morning,…

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Anti-obesity Ads Under Attack

Stark ad campaign has some within the public health community disturbed

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s Strong4Life campaign—a $50 million advertising project to be rolled out over…

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68 Occupy Protesters Arrested in NYC

Occupy Wall Street protesters arrested as they tore down the barricades that surrounded Zuccotti Park on New Year’s Eve

The New York Police Department reported 68 people were arrested, with at least one person…

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Soledad O’Brien’s Morning Show Named

CNN announced the news anchor’s show will be called Starting Point, debuting January 2, 2012

CNN announced Wednesday that Soledad O’Brien’s morning show will be called Starting Point. It’s set…

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In the News: Bishop Eddie Long’s School Shuts Down; Report Shows Youth Vote Set to Drop in 2012 and More

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Minority Firm Receives Historical Investment in the Big Apple

NYC Pension Funds invest $225M with Vista Equity Partners

NYC Pension Funds invest $225M with Vista Equity Partners

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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…

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Florida Rep Wilson to Offer Federal Anti-Hazing Bill

The death of Florida A&M student Robert Champion sparked the Democrat's bill proposal

The recent death of Florida A&M drum major Robert Champion has led US Representative Frederica…

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In the News: Sears Holdings to Close 100-120 Stores; Forgotten Black WWII Veteran Recognized and More

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It's a week before the Iowa Caucus (Jan. 3) and details are sorely missing from the proposed policies by the 2012 Republican presidential primary field. The GOP candidates are eager to point fingers at President Obama and what they view as his failures on the economic front. “When it comes to economic policy, there's a Chinese wall between President Obama’s economic policy proposals and those of the Republican candidate,” says Georgia Tech economist Thomas Boston. “The primary difference is that the president has proposed comprehensive economic policy, while no Republican candidate has.”
This is not to say that Obama has all of the answers, however.
“What's missing from the president's proposals are checks and balances to guarantee that the benefits of his proposals filter down to African-Americans,” Boston adds. “In the final analysis, there's no question that economic policies Obama proposes are better than those offered by Republican candidates. At the same time, there's significant room for improvement.” Here's a hard look at the candidates.—Joyce Jones

Iowa Caucus 2012: The Candidates’ Positions on the 4 Main Issues

With less than a week before the launch of primary season with the Iowa Caucus,…

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When The N-Word Comes Home to Roost

A Dutch fashion mag's racist slur against singer Rihanna shows that racism is still one of America's biggest exports

The worst thing about Dutch fashion mag Jackie’s racist slur against Rihanna? Basic, good journalism…

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President Obama has established the $13 million i6 Challenge competition and put up $33 million in grants for the Jobs & Innovation Accelerator Challenge program. Teams taking part in the i6 challenge can win up to $7 million for ideas that can be developed into scalable “green” product and service offerings, creating more jobs and boosting our nation’s competitiveness.  Urban and rural entrepreneurs can team up in “clusters” to win grant dollars through the Accelerator challenge for business ideas that will create jobs. (Source: U.S. Economic Development Administration)

In the News: Fewest Layoffs Since 2008; Congressman Calls Michelle Obama’s Posterior ‘Large’ and More

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A banker will first look at your income statement and bottom line, add back a few things that are fairly essential to the cash flow analysis, such as depreciation, which is a non-cash expense.  They’ll use the business’ interest expense to come up with just a rudimentary cash flow number. “That’s important because bankers just want to have an idea of your capacity to repay their loan,” says Dillon. “So, the basic equation in a bankers mind is, ‘this is how much it’s going to cost for them to repay my loan.’”

In the News: BofA Settles Claims for $335 Million; Actor Graham Brown Dies and More

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In the News: Beyonce’s Parents Officially Call It Quits; Ralph MacDonald Dies and More

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In the News: Former NBA Security Director Sues the League; Heart & Soul Plans to Re-emerge and More

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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…

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U.S. War in Iraq Officially Over

The quiet flag ceremony marked the end of a nearly nine year war

Nearly nine years after President George W. Bush launched an invasion to overthrow former Iraqi…

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In the News: ‘The Help’ Leads SAG Award Noms; Romney Using KKK Slogan and More

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Why 2011 Was All about the Protestor

'Time' magazine chooses "the protestor" as their Person of the Year. Good choice?

‘Time’ magazine chooses “the protestor” as their Person of the Year. Good choice?

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In the News: Child Homelessness Up 38% Since 2007; ‘BET Honors’ Award Recipients Announced and More

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The Problem with ‘Poor Black Kids’ (According to ‘Forbes’)

Forbes columnist Gene Marks tells what he would do to succeed if he were a poor black kid. Except, he's white

Forbes columnist Gene Marks tells what he would do to succeed if he were a…

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In the News: Obama Calls Final End to Iraq War; Celebs Protest Lowe’s Ad Pullout and More

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In the News: Herman Cain May Sue Accusers; Eddie Murphy Rumored to Play DC Mayor Marion Barry in Biopic and More

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Tavis Smiley and the University of Maryland Announce $75,000 Social Innovation Challenge

Preview Our World: Media Personality Tavis Smiley

Also: Roundtable on gender justice; Slice of Life with STEM educator Leshell Hatley of Uplift Inc.

This week on Our World with Black Enterprise, host Marc Lamont Hill sits down with…

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In the News: Honoring Pearl Harbor Hero ‘Dorie’ Miller; Mumia Abu-Jamal Spared and More

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In the News: NYPD Facebook Group Offends; Russell Simmons’ PETA Stamp and More

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The End of the NBA Lockout Excites Small Business Owners

Entrepreneurs whose yearly profits are tied to the NBA season let out a sigh of relief

The NBA lockout didn’t just upset fans but the financial power of entrepreneurs who make…

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Over the years, in business, politics, entertainment and more, there have been sex scandals---those that come and go and those that take down the person or entity they're filed against. Whether true are not, all are painful to watch, and, one would imagine, painful to endure---especially for the women who choose to "stand by their man" through it all. In light of the recent sex scandals that have rocked the worlds of politicians like Herman Cain (pictured, left, with supporters along the campaign trail) and pastors like Bishop Eddie Long, we rounded up a few of the wives who made the decision through uncomfortable press conferences, embarrassing court cases and shocking announcements to stay and be...The Good Wife.---Elayne Fluker

The Good Wife: 9 Women Who Stood By Their Husbands During Scandals

From politicians to pastors, sex scandals and others have shattered the worlds of many, including the women who stand by their man

Throughout the sex scandal, Herman Cain’s wife Gloria Cain stood by her husband. Here, 8…

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In the News: Jobless Rate Lowest in Over Two Years; Eddie Long’s Wife Withdraws Divorce Petition and More

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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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Russell Simmons Defends the Rush Card, Support of Occupy Wall Street

The chairman of Rush Communications sounds off in an open letter to the 100 Percent

Hip-hop influencer Russell Simmons addresses his critics in an open letter

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Education Means Business

To paraphrase an old maxim: In the 21st century, the business of America is education.…

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In the News: Millions of Children Receive Free School Meals; First Class Graduates From Oprah’s School and More

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In the News: Conrad Murray Sentenced to Four Years in Prison; Patrice O’Neal Dead at 41 and More

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Herman Cain Reassessing Decision to Run for President

The former Godfather's Pizza CEO is rethinking his candidacy and will make a decision in the coming days whether he'll stay in the race

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain informed members of his campaign staff on Tuesday that he…

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In the News: Cyber Monday Sales Expected to Surge; NBA Reaches Tentative Deal and More

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Black Web 2.0′s Angela Benton Talks Startups, Mentoring & the NewMe Accelerator

The CEO of Black Web Media opens up about being scared of the CNN Black in America 4 reactions, as well as what's next for her now famous incubator

BlackEnterprise.com spoke to the founder and publisher of Black Web 2.0 Angela Benton about what…

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In the News: Occupy Movements Have Cost Cities $13 Million; Big Retailers Offer Major Black Friday Deals and More

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In the News: 48th Anniversary of JFK’s Assassination; President Obama Issues Five Pardons and More

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FAMU Grads Serve Up Social Responsibility with The Cravings Truck

Social entrepreneurs Kianta Key and Johnathon Sellers place community at the center of their business model

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University alums Kianta Key and Johnathon Sellers launched The Cravings Truck,…

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In the News: NASCAR Fans Boo Michelle Obama; Mariners Greg Halman Found Dead and More

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The First Amendment allows American citizens the freedom of speech and the right to peaceably assemble. This portion of the Bill of Rights has been the cornerstone of Occupy Wall Street, which started two months ago when swarms of concerned people took over Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park to protest the drastic inequalities between the rich and poor.

The movement has since spread to similar occupations around the country and globe, resulting in civil unrest that some government officials are not too fond of. Despite the occupiers' right to assemble, law enforcement officials have begun unearthing rarely used legal loopholes to evict protesters.  Most recently, Zuccotti Park was temporarily cleared out during a late night raid to clean up the grounds. Although protesters were allowed to return, they were unable to bring along tents and sleeping bags due to city ordinances. AlterNet compiled 12 of the most absurd laws used to stop the Occupy Wall Street movement.

12 Absurd Laws Used to Stop Occupy Wall Street

Some officials are trying to halt the #OWS movement by any means necessary

After two months of civil unrest, some cities are relying on legal loopholes to evict…

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In the News: Cornel West and Princeton Part Ways; Tyler Perry Backs Kim Kardashian Casting and More

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David Banner’s Thoughts On the #OccupyWallStreet Movement

The politically active entertainer speaks from the heart on behalf of the 99%

As the two-month anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement arrives, rapper/actor David Banner shares…

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In the News: Zuccotti Park Reopens to OWS Protesters; Sorority Girls Dress in Blackface and More

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WATCH: Women in New York Sound Off about Sexual Assaults on the Subway

See what a few women had to say about a recent sexual assault that happened in New York City’s 14th Street—Union Square station

BlackEnterprise.com ventured to the scene of a recent sexual attack to ask women what they…

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WATCH: Herman Cain Video Goes Viral on Libya Question

The Republican candidate fumbles on a foreign policy question during a recent video interview

Herman Cain blunder on Libya goes viral on social media. Big mistake or simple misstep?

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5 Famous People You May Never See at Occupy Wall Street

See who made the list on BE Next

In wake of the recent induced dispersal of Occupy Wall Street protesters, Black Enterprise’s BE…

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In the News: CNN’s ‘Black in America’ Special Airs Sunday; Haiti Demands Pay From U.N. for Cholera Outbreak and More

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Preview Our World: Can the Obama Administration Fix Our Schools?

Grading Obama's handling of the education crisis, including an exclusive interview with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan

This week’s edition of Our World with Black Enterprise, with host Marc Lamont Hill, features…

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In the News: Conrad Murray Accuses MJ of Lying; Wall Street Rebounds and More

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In the News: African-American Buying Power Nears $1.1 Trillion; President Obama Hosts an African American Conference and More

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Gen Y Capital Partners Wants to Help You Start a Business, Despite Student Loan Debt

Scott D. Gerber, founder and president of the Young Entrepreneur Council and Gen Y Capital Partners, talks investing in entrepreneurship

BE Next spoke with Gerber to learn about Gen Y Capital Partners and the “patriotic…

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Eddie Murphy Bows Out of Hosting the Oscars

The Oscar-nominated comedian decides to walk out on hosting after friend and co-producer Brett Ratner leaves amid controversy

Eddie Murphy decides to walk out on hosting after friend and co-producer Brett Ratner leaves…

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Is There Any Such Thing as a ‘Post-Racial’ America?

Writer Toure has his opinion. What do you think?

“Dear America,
Please, I beg you, stop using the bankrupt and meaningless term “post-racial!” There’s…

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In the News: Rapper Heavy D Dies Unexpectedly; Appeals Court Upholds Obama Healthcare and More

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In the News: Dr. Conrad Murray Found Guilty in Michael Jackson Death; Herman Cain’s Fourth Accuser Surfaces and More

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Wealth Gap Between Young and Old Americans Is Widest Ever

A recent Pew Research Center report explores the wealth gap

A new analysis of census data by the Pew Research Center is showing that the…

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In the News: NBA Decertification Threat Looms; Groupon, the Highest Tech Valuation Since Google and More

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In the News: Soledad O’Brien Returns to CNN Mornings; Senate Blocks Another Part of Obama Jobs Plan and More

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Is the Media Attacking Herman Cain For the Wrong Reason?

An analysis of news coverage of the controversial presidential hopeful's current scandal

Republican candidate Herman Cain was recently accused of sexually harassing two women while he was…

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In the News: Obama Promises to Speed Up Infrastructure Projects; Cain Skips Scheduled Press Conference and More

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Steve Stoute Talks America’s ‘Tanning’ with Jay-Z In New Series

The former music exec talks with Jay-Z about Watch The Throne and hip-hop's impact on global appeal

The Huffington Post announced a new web series called The Tanning Effect featuring music exec…

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In the News: Queen Latifah Gets Another Talk Show; Yale Study Shows Beverage Industry Targets Minority Youth and More

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New Lessons for Our Classrooms

Improving the education of African American Students Will Require A Stronger Teacher Workforce. Here's What it Will Take?

From kindergarten to 12th grade, Will Thomas never had a black male teacher and only…

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In the News: ‘In Living Color’ to Return to Fox and Herman Cain Dispels Sexual Harassment Allegations

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In the News: ‘Guinness’ Names Samuel L. Jackson Highest-Grossing Film Actor; Black Farmers Settlement Approved and More

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Are There Really More Blacks In Prison Than Were In Slavery?

Well, yes—and no. It's another example of how facts about black people, without context, can be dangerously misleading

Author Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness cites…

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Understanding Obama’s Student Loan Debt Plan: Will It Help You?

BE Next breaks down the president’s new student loan reform program

As part of President Obama’s “We Can’t Wait” unilateral stimulus effort he has issued an…

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Swizz Beatz Talks Business, Branding and Motivation

The producer/rapper discusses his partnership deals and becoming the creative mind behind big-name brands

BE Next linked up with Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean to discuss how the kid that…

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President Obama Goes After the Youth Vote … Again

The president’s re-election campaign launched Greater Together, an initiative geared towards attracting young voters

President Obama’s re-election campaign launched Greater Together, an initiative enlisting campaign volunteers and assisting first-time…

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Student Organization Launches Poster Campaign Against Racist Costumes

Ohio University's Students Teaching Against Racism (STARS) starts a viral poster campaign

The 10-student group Students Teaching Against Racism (STARS) launched a poster campaign to ignite a…

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Cain Vs. Obama: A Comparison of Economic Issues

A breakdown of the numbers and the issues

Lynnette Khalfani-Cox gives a breakdown of the numbers and the issues

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In the News: Michelle Obama’s First Book Titled ‘American Grown’; NPR’s Michele Norris Steps Down as Host and More

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Steve Jobs Warned Obama of Becoming a One-Term President, Offered Education Ideas

The two icons met up to discuss politics and education before Jobs' death

Jobs had a few choice words of advice for the president leading a country in…

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Can Bill Gates Save Our Schools?

As co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Gates (who remains chairman of Microsoft)…

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Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith Become Philadelphia 76ers Minority Owners

The power couple scores a partial ownership deal with the NBA team

As we all know Will Smith is from “West Philadelphia, born and raised” and now…

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Meet Kelley Williams-Bolar: Prosecuted for Protecting Her Children’s Education

Although pardoned by Ohio Governor John Kasich, Kelley Williams-Bolar is still on probation while others game the system with impunity.

Although pardoned by Ohio Governor John Kasich, Kelley Williams-Bolar is still on probation while others…

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NYFW: Hot Style at Harlem’s Fashion Row Show 2011

CEO of Harlem’s Fashion Row Brandice Henderson provides a platform for up-and-coming designers

BE Next gives you a front-row, center view of this year’s Harlem’s Row lineup.

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In the News: Cornel West Won’t Face Charges; Danroy Henry Honored with Athletic Center and More

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Music Managers Chris Lighty & Blue Williams Make a Power Move

The successful music moguls join forces to launch a new full-service firm, Primary/Violator

After steering the careers of artists like 50 Cent and OutKast, among others, music moguls…

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Only Ex-Convicts Need Apply: Detroit Hosts Special Jobs Fair

City Council pushes to combat high jobless rate, give second chance

Seeking to combat the rising unemployment in Detroit — in a population where a significant…

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In the News: Obama Raises Over $70 Million for 2012 Campaign; Gallup Poll Shows 35 Percent Oppose Death Penalty and More

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Michael Eric Dyson Teaching Course on Jay-Z at Georgetown

The academic is teaching a three credit course called "Sociology of Hip-Hop: Jay-Z"

Georgetown University professor Michael Eric Dyson is teaching a course called “Sociology of Hip-Hop: …

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In the News: Democrats Move Forward With Jobs Plan in Pieces; Nigerian Underwear Bomber Pleads Guilty and More

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5 Ways to Cash In On Your College’s Homecoming

See how you can bank on the big event

BE Next gives you five suggestions on how to bank on your college’s homecoming …

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In the News: Supreme Court Decides Mumia Abu-Jamal Can Get New Sentence;NBA Cancels First Two Weeks and More

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Kanye West Shows Up at Occupy Wall Street…In a Maybach?

The producer-turned-rapper arrives at Occupy Wall Street in a luxury car

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Today Occupy Wall Street demonstrators are marching to New York’s Upper East Side…

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Should You Care About Occupy The Hood?

This movement developed out of the Occupy Wall Street protests

As the Occupy Wall Street protests hit day 24, people are beginning to see more…

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In the News: Bill Cosby to Share NYC Benefit Show; Tyra Banks Lands on New York Times’ Best Sellers List and More

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Demetrius Walker along with with six friends from college started a clothing company, dN|Be Apparel (Image: Source)

Demetrius Walker, Co-Founder of dN|Be Apparel, Merges Urban Fashion and Conscious Messaging

The young entrepreneur beat the odds, starting his own company after college

Along with six of his friends, Demetrius Walker created a line of apparel named DangerousNEGRO.…

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In the News: Three Women’s Rights Activists Share Nobel Peace Prize; Herman Cain Defends ‘Brainwashing’ Remarks and More

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WATCH: On the Front Lines of Occupy Wall Street

BlackEnterprise.com went to Manhattan’s Financial District to investigate the recent protests

BlackEnterprise.com ventured to Manhattan’s Financial District to speak to Wall Street occupiers, labor union members,…

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Steve Jobs by the Numbers

A snapshot into the building of a multi-billion-dollar empire

With the passing of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, here’s a quick look at the numbers…

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Legal Scholar Derrick Bell Dead at 80

The first African-American dean of a non-historically Black law school dies

Derrick Bell, the first tenured Black professor at Harvard Law School, died Wednesday of carcinoid…

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Steve Jobs Passes Away at 56

The technology innovator succumbs to a rare form of pancreatic cancer but his legacy lives on

An innovator and man of vision, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs died Wednesday October 5, 2011…

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In the News: Denzel Washington Donates $2.25 Million to Fordham; Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth Dies at 89 and More

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WATCH: Finance Expert Ryan Mack Sounds Off on Occupy Wall Street

The author and financial literacy advocate says it's about more than marching

The author and financial literacy advocate says it’s about more than marching

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In the News: Bishop Eddie Long Requests Money Back from Accusers; Obama Calls Out GOP Leader on Jobs Bill Vote and More

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IBM’s $18 Billion Man Named BE Corporate Executive of the Year

Black Enterprise honors the work of IBM's Rodney C. Adkins

Rodney C. Adkins, IBM’s Senior Vice President, Systems and Technology Group, has received the highest…

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In the News: Mr. and Mrs. Obama Celebrate 19th Wedding Anniversary; Tiger Woods Out of Top 50 World Ranking and More

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ADCOLOR Awards Honors Earl G. Graves Sr. & Other Media Trailblazers

Highlights from this year's celebration of minorities in advertising, marketing and media

Founded in 2005 by Tiffany R. Warren, the ADCOLOR Industry Coalition pays homage to professionals…

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Michelle Obama Undercover Shopping at Target

The first lady’s trip to Target is causing quite a stir

First Lady Michelle Obama sported a Nike baseball cap, sunglasses and a floral-print button down…

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In the News: BofA to Begin $5 Monthly Fee; Hip-Hop Pioneer Sylvia Robinson Dies and More

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Drivers No Longer Need To Pass a Vision Test?

Looks like the blind are leading the blind in government cost cutting

New York’s DMV now allows licence renewals online, which bypasses the standard eye exam, opening…

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According to reports, President Barack Obama’s approval rating is at a major low as concerns for his re-election increase. With black unemployment at more than 16% and a still recessionary economic climate, the morale among supporters is undeniably shaky.

Despite the negative overall outlook on the state of the U.S. economy, there have been notable milestones in Obama's presidency. NewsOne has compiled 40 reasons to laude Obama's presidency from the capture of Osama Bin Laden to his new initiative that seeks to put veterans back to work.

40 High Points of Barack Obama’s Presidency

Despite low approval rating, here are reasons his White House term can be lauded

Though his current approval rating is at an all-time low, here are 40 high points…

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What President Obama Could Learn from Jacksonville Mayor’s Race

America's Wire writer suggests Obama take cues from Florida's newest Black mayor

As President Barack Obama gears up for re-election some say his political standing is on…

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In the News: Black Buying Power Expected to Hit $1.1 Trillion by 2015; BLA Fugitive George Wright Captured and More

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New York Students Caught in SAT Cheating Ring

At least six high school students allegedly paid a college student to take their SAT exam

While many high school students are hitting the books to prepare for the SAT exam,…

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Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter announced Monday the Nets will be called the Brooklyn Nets (Image: File)

In the News: Jay-Z Makes ‘Brooklyn Nets’ Announcement; Wangari Maathai Dies at 71 and More

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Obama And Biden Discuss Middle Class Working Families Taskforce

It’s Your Own Fault If Obama Disappoints You

President Obama promised changes we have yet to see. Is he the disappointment, or are we?

Critics say that President Barack Obama is soft on the issues, now the trend has…

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Why Twitter Couldn’t Save Troy Davis

It's what you do once you've signed off and engaged the real world that is the true measure of your activism.

I cared about Troy Davis—not just him, but the millions of others like him behind…

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Lady Gaga Manager, Troy Carter, Tackles World of Tech

You may not know Troy Carter by name now, but trust us, you soon will.

You may not know Troy Carter by name now, but trust us, you soon will.…

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Hispanic Heritage Month Begins Today

In honor of this 30-day celebration, BlackEnterprise.com will highlight notable Latinos in business and beyond

Started in 1968 by President Lyndon Johnson and lengthened by President Ronald Reagan in 1988,…

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In the News: US Poverty Rate Soars; Lil Wayne Sounds Off On Tea Party and More

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WATCH: How One Black-Owned Small Business Survived September 11th

M.R. Beal CEO Bernard Beal tells how his financial services business rebuilt in the days after Sept. 11, 2001--what he did well and what he'd do differently

M.R. Beal CEO Bernard Beal tells how his financial services business survived in the days…

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Reflecting on the Costs and Gifts of 9/11

Despite the tragedy of the 9/11 attacks there can be some good to come of it

With the 10 year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, which toppled the Twin Towers of…

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President Barack Obama will disclose his jobs plan in a speech to Congress on Thursday (Image: File)

In the News: Obama to Unveil Jobs Plan; Google Acquires Zagat and More

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MediaTakeOut Launches New Web-Based Reality Series ‘First Date’

The popular website expands its reach into the realm of original programming

MediaTakeOut.com founder Fred Mwangaguhunga joins forces with Fisher Klingenstein Films to introduce a new web-based…

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18th Annual Black Enterprise/Pepsi Golf & Tennis Challenge Kicks Off

Black Enterprise has Miami sizzling this Labor Day weekend

Once again, Black Enterprise takes over Miami this Labor Day weekend for the annual Golf…

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Venus Williams' Sjogren's Syndrome diagnosis leads to her U.S. Open exit (Image: File)

In the News: Venus Pulls Out of Open; Beyonce’s Baby Bump Sets Twitter Record and More

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In the News: Gadhafi Family Flees to Algeria; Alan Krueger, Economic Adviser Pick and More

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Hurricane Katrina: 6 Years Later

Part of New Orleans have changed; while other parts, sadly, remain the same

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As this weekend’s storm has reminded us, hurricanes can be a…

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In the News: Motown Exec Esther Gordy Edwards Dies; Hurricane Irene Gains Strength and More

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‘Basketball Wives’ Meeka Claxton Talks Business, Independence & Reality TV Drama

The famed wife of Speedy Claxton talks about her thriving real estate business

Meeka Claxton on her thriving real estate business, her marriage, and BBW

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Nivea Pulls Controversial Ad After Claims of Racism

The international skin care company apologizes for offensive ad

The international skin care company apologizes for its recent and arguably racist print ad for…

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Bank of America is set to eliminate at least 10,000 jobs (Image: Thinkstock)

In the News: Bank of America Cutting 10,000+ Jobs; iPad 3 Coming and More

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Swizz Beatz Signs on As Creative Consultant for Lotus

The mega producer gets in the driver's seat thanks to a new appointment from Lotus

The mega producer gets in the driver’s seat thanks to a new appointment from Lotus

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In the News: Google to Buy Motorola for $12.5 Billion;Obama Approval Rating Slips and More

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Who’s Next? (We Have the Answer!)

Visit BlackEnterprise.com/BENEXT to see what's next for the 35 and under leaders of the new school

Black Enterprise launches BE NEXT site for the 35 and under crowd highlighting young leaders…

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Minorities are consuming and spending a greater amount of their income on bottled water than their white counterparts (Image: Thinkstock)

In the News: Minorities Choose Bottled Water Over Tap; Obama’s Health Care Law and More

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Can Public Schools be Fixed?

Gates Foundation president Allan C. Golston discusses plans to help solve the education crisis

The US educational system is in turmoil but thankfully the Gates Millennium Scholars Program, which…

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FACEBOOK:   I’m a pretty late bloomer on the Facebook-for-business bandwagon, as opposed to just family and friends. But a good friend recently educated me on how you can add layers of security and privacy for people you know casually, while allowing good friends total access to your page. Be sure to do this, and include business updates and links to any press or promotions you’re doing. Facebook is still the best way to spread a message virally.

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In the News: Dow Plunges More Than 600 in Sell-Off; $10 Internet Access and More

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In the News: NYC Mayor Bloomberg Invests $30 Million in Minority Youth; Stocks Down Over 4% in Global Sell-Off…

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Happy 50th Birthday, Mr. President!

President Obama is only the third president to turn 50 while in office

President Barack Obama turns 50 Thursday, but began celebrating the birthday milestone yesterday in his…

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How Obama and the Democrats Dropped the Ball…Again

Dr. Marc Lamont Hill says America is left with the burden of paying for the embarrassing ineptitude of Obama and the Democrats

With the passing of the debt-ceiling bill, Dr. Marc Lamont Hill says America is left…

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White House & Congressional Leaders Reach Debt Deal

CBC Chairman calls agreement "Satan Sandwich"

With a federal budget ceiling deadline looming, President Obama works out a deal that satisfies…

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5 Ways You Can Prepare For Debt Default

Don't wait around for the government to decide your financial future

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Be The Match Registry Urges African Americans to Become Bone Marrow Donors

National Marrow Donor Program pushes for Blacks to save a life by registering today

National Marrow Donor Program pushes for Blacks to save a life by registering today

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Women of Power: 10 Education Leaders Who are Making a Difference

In honor of Dr. Beverly Tatum receiving the 2015 Black Enterprise Women of Power Barbara…

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Women of Power: 10 Entrepreneurs at the Top of Their Game

With research showing women as the leading forces in entrepreneurship, we rounded up a list…

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