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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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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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The 2014 NAVY OPPORTUNITY FORUM® Matches Navy Needs and Small Business Solutions

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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How to Budget for Unexpected Windfalls

Having a plan for unexpected windfalls can be as important as anticipating surprise expenses. Just…

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How to Get Paid for Traveling

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