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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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Obama Criticizes Capitol Hill Partisanship

The president asks voters to tell Congress they’ve had it with the infighting.

In a speech delivered at a Michigan battery plant Thursday afternoon, President Obama said he…

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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.

In the News: Amy Holmes Joins GBTV; FaceBook Denies Harvesting Cell Numbers and More

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In the News: Lionsgate May Launch Tyler TV; Police Force Beefs Up in London and More

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LeBron James opens The LeBron James Clubhouse at an Akron, Ohio Boys & Girls Club on Tuesday (Image: Getty)

In the News: LeBron Restores Boys & Girls Club; US Interest Rates Lowered and More

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

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Mayor Bloomberg invests $30 million of his money to aid young black and Latino men (Image: Thinkstock)

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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In the News: Comcast-NBCU Falls Short of Diversity Promise; Biracial Spider-Man Unveiled and More

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Author, Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, host of Our World with Black Enterprise

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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In the News: Christina Norman Lands HuffPost Black Voices Position; Debt Ceiling Bill Becomes Law and More

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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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In the News: Minority Retirement Options May Dwindle with Deficit Cuts; MTV Promotes HIV/AIDS Awareness with iCondom and More

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5 Ways You Can Prepare For Debt Default

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

To lend further analysis to the debt default or downgrade, BLACK ENTERPRISE has reached out…

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Is O, the Oprah magazine, in financial trouble? (Image: File)

In the News: Oprah’s Magazine in Financial Trouble; Saxophonist Frank Foster Dies and More

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Claflin University students register as bone marrow donors at a campus registry drive (Image: Be The Match)

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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In the News: Census Data Shows Wealth Gap Widens Between Whites and Minorities; Obama Losing Support and More

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CBC Launches Jobs Initiative to Include Town Hall Meetings, Job Fairs

Legislators want to raise awareness, provide employment resources

Among other efforts to push legislation that will create jobs among an African American population…

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In the News: Survey Shows Racial Divide When Tipping; Smiley and West Launch Bus Tour Critiquing Obama and More

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In the News: Ethics Investigation of Maxine Waters Intensifies; Al Sharpton Set to Anchor MSNBC Show and More

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Nelson Mandela turns 93 (Photo by Media24/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

In the News: Nelson Mandela Turns 93; UConn Alumna Fights for 13-Year-Old Prodigy and More

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In the News: Search Engines Affecting Memory; Mathew Knowles Takes Beyoncé and Live Nation to Court and More

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Oprah Winfrey Set to Become CEO of OWN

The daytime television queen will assume a new position at her struggling network

Oprah Winfrey is set to become chief executive officer of OWN (Image: File)
Nearly two months…

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President Barack Obama rings in his 50th birthday in Chicago Wednesday (Image: File)

In the News: Obama Moves Forward with Debt Talks; Small Business Hiring Is at a Standstill and More

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B.E. Exclusive: New Era for Johnson Publishing with Outside Investment

Sale of stake to JPMorgan Chase allows Chairman Linda Johnson Rice to retain control as she rebrands company

With the capitol investment of JPMorgan Chase to Johnson Publishing, Chairman Linda Johnson Rice sees…

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In the News: Florida Drug Tests Welfare Recipients; Fewer Americans File Bankruptcy and More

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Florida governor Rick Scott forces welfare applicants to submit to drug tests as a way…

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Obama Addresses America’s Concerns via Twitter

Thousands of tweeps took to @townhall to ask the president about the state of our economy

President Barack Obama held the first-ever Twitter Town Hall, giving citizens the chance to interact…

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Martin Luther King Jr. statue sparks controversy (Image: File)

In the News: MLK Statue Sparks Controversy; JPMorgan Chase Invests in Johnson Publishing

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In the News: UConn Revokes Acceptance of Bronx Prodigy; Internet News Traffic Peaks With Casey Anthony Verdict and More

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Nike re-signs Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick (Image: File)

In the News: Nike Re-Signs Michael Vick; NBA Lockout Begins; Facebook To Unveil Skype-Powered Video Chat

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WATCH: Al Sharpton’s 3 Steps To Job Seeking Success

National Action Network president says it takes vision and strategic action to combat joblessness

The Rev. Al Sharpton, in a speech at the Black Enterprise 20/20 Vision Forum, urged…

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Deborah C. Wright, chairwoman, CEO and president of Carver Federal Bancorp Inc.

Carver Bank Gets Much-Needed Capital Injection

Wall St. firms gave largest Black-owned bank a local bailout

Some of Wall Street’s largest financial services powerhouses, including Goldman Sachs Inc., Morgan Stanley and…

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Google unveiled its new social network, Google+ (Image: File)

In the News: Google+ Makes Its Debut; Former VP Steals Millions From Citigroup; Mother Sues Cornell Frat for Sons Death

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Why Michelle Obama’s Africa Trip Matters

The Root columnist says First Lady is inspiring model for young women emerging from apartheid

The Root columnist explores the impact of First Lady Michelle Obama’s visit to post-apartheid Africa,…

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Clock Ticking on Debt Limit; Small Business Lending Fund Progressing Slowly

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill struggle as the Treasury Department's Aug. 2 deadline nears, meanwhile the SBLF fails to meet anticipated production pace

Although President Barack Obama made it a priority to enter negotiations on the nation’s debt…

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Groupon elected Ariel Investments President Mellody Hobson to its board of directors (Image: File)

In the News: Mellody Hobson Onboard with Groupon; Diddy Settles Civil Suits; Twitter Selling You Out?

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President Barack Obama rings in his 50th birthday in Chicago Wednesday (Image: File)

In the News: Obama to Announce Troop Pullout; Shaq Talks Future in Business; Study Shows Men Network Better

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In the News: Southern Baptists Elect First Black Rev.; Stevie Wonder in Apollo Hall of Fame;Pres. Obama’s Job Council Gets to Work

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NFL Players’ Negotiator Maintains Game Face

Organization leader fights tough battle to protect athletes' interests during lockout

DeMaurice Smith, president of the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA), navigates player negotiations with…

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In the News: Sherri Shepherd on Bishop Eddie Long Settlement (video); Civil Rights Leader Clara Luper Dies

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Television personality Sherri Shepherd had a lot to say about Bishop Eddie L.…

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SURVEY: Is It Wrong to Break the Law for a Better Education?

Concerned mothers Kelley Williams-Bolar and Tanya McDowell risked it all for their children's education, would you?

Concerned mothers Kelley Williams-Bolar and Tanya McDowell risked it all for their children’s education, would…

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LeBron James Introduces Sheets Energy Strips

The NBA star and his business partners reenergize the market with an innovative product meant to give consumers a boost

NBA star LeBron James and partner Maverick Carter join forces with Purebrand LLC to launch…

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Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick with head down

In the News: Unemployment Rate Inches Up to 9.1; John Edwards Is Indicted By Federal Grand Jury; Kwame Kilpatrick to Release a Biography

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The former Detroit mayor is set to release a biography late this summer…

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In the News: Shaquille O’Neal Announces Retirement; Clarice Taylor Dies at 93; Ernestine Shepherd Makes Bodybuilding History

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Shaquille O'Neal calls it quits (Image: File)

Shaquille O’Neal Announces Retirement

After four championship rings,…

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Watch LIVE Today: Day 2: 2011 Entrepreneurs Conference

The 2011 Entrepreneurs Conference is broadcasting live from Atlanta. Tune in now!!

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Washington Report: Small Business Tax Credit Bill; USDA to Clean Up Discrimination; U.S. Hits Debt Ceiling

Small businesses get a boost, while Black farmers fight for equality and the US maxes out its debt

Small businesses get a boost, while Black farmers fight for equality and the US maxes…

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In the News: Sean Bell Community Center Opens in Queens; Maya Moore Signs Jordan Brand Deal; Google Advisor Launches

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Almost 5 Years Later, Sean Bell Community…

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Obama Holds Nationally-Televised News Conference At White House

In the News: President Obama Supports Establishment of Palestinian State; LinkedIn Shares & Smartphone Sales Increase

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Black Enterprise Titan, Casino Mogul Don Barden Dies

Visionary cable TV, casino industry entrepreneur succumbs to lung cancer at 67

Don Barden, a visionary entrepreneur who built successful businesses in the cable television and gaming…

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In the News: CNN’s Don Lemon Tweets Sexuality; Donald Trump Ditches Presidential Bid;Bill Lester: First Black Grand-Am Winner

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CNN anchor Don Lemon came out on Twitter (Image: Press)

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Michelle Obama Speaks At Spelman Graduation and Urges Graduates to Pursue Life of Service

Historically Black women's college welcomes first lady after 4 years of campaigning for her to appear

On May 15, First Lady Michelle Obama addressed the Class of 2011 at Spelman College,…

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In the News: WATCH Common Perform at the White House; 7.5 Million Facebook Users Are Under 13; Microsoft Acquires Skype for $ 8.5 Billion

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Hip-hop star Common performed at the White House Poetry night Wednesday (Image: File)…

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In the News: President Obama Talks Candidly on ‘60 Minutes’; OWN CEO Christina Norman Dismissed; Ad Age Ranks GlobalHue No. 1 African American Agency

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President Barack Obama talks Osama takedown on '60 Minutes' (Image: File)

President Obama Talks…

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President Obama laying wreath at 9/11 memorial

EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: President Obama Pays Homage to 9/11 Victims

Images from the memorial service with Pres. Obama, first responders and families of those lost on 9/11

See images from today’s memorial service with President Obama, first responders and the families of…

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Watch: Comedy or Buffoonery? You Tell Us

Actor and impressionist Iman Crosson spoofs President Obama's weighty speech on the capture of Osama bin Laden. Does he take it too far?

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In the News: 2011 Tony Nominations Recognize Black Broadway; Oklahoma House Takes Action Against Rep. Sally Kern; TV Ownership Declines

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Anika Noni Rose and Matthew Broderick announce 2011 Tony Award nominees (Image: Press)

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Washington Report: Moving Forward After Bin Laden’s Demise

Counterterrorism expert provides a glimpse into the Situation Room as president’s orders were executed

The world’s most dangerous man Osam bin Laden is now dead but President Barack Obama’s…

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In the News: Donald Trump Butt of Obama’s Jokes; President Announces Osama Bin Laden Is Dead

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President Obama Jokes on Donald Trump at White…

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Osama bin Laden Killed by U.S. Forces

President says "justice is done" in most significant act as commander-in-chief, death of Al Queda leader Osam bin Laden

President Obama announced to the world late Sunday night that Osama bin Laden, the mastermind…

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7 African American Mayors Under the Radar

A roundup of Black mayors who have earned distinction in their communities

The Atlanta Post highlights seven municipal leaders that, although are overlooked by the national spotlight,…

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This Week on Our World: Valerie Jarrett on Obama’s Job Plan for Black Americans

Host Marc Lamont Hill with Obama's Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett, plus Rev. Al Sharpton and Jeff Jones

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

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In the News: Mother Faces 20 Years in Prison Over Education; Morris Brown’s Debt Forgiven; Census Shows More Women Than Men Have Degrees

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Women are in the lead, according to a recent Census Bureau report (Image:…

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Release of President Obama’s Birth Certificate Removes a Distraction America Can No Longer Afford

Black Enterprise publisher Earl Graves, Sr. weighs in on Donald Trump's exploitation of the "birther" movement

Today’s release by the White House of President Barack Obama’s “long-form” birth certificate, confirming that…

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In the News: WNBA Scores New President; Obama in High Demand for High School Commencements; Will.I.Am. ‘Joining Forces’ with US Service

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In the News: Formal Investigation on Michelle Obama’s Air Scare; Hear Tyler Perry Tell Spike Lee Where to Go; Marilyn Davenport Apologizes for Chimp Email

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One Year Later, Gulf Oil Spill Continues to Impede Gulf Progress

Consequences of the disaster affect jobs, health, and economic recourse

Consequences of the disaster affect jobs, health, and economic recourse

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Washington Report: Obama Lays Out Budget Vision That Calls for Shared Responsibility

No more tax breaks for the rich

No more tax breaks for the rich

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In the News: NASA Grants Morgan State University $28.5 Million for STEM ;L.I. Homeowners Stand Up to JPMorgan Chase;S&P Lowers U.S. Rating Outlook to Negative

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Do Clouds Mean Anything for Black Music?

How this technology revolutionized the business

How this technology revolutionized the business

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In the News: Protestors Disrupt House Budget Talks; OWN Adds Additional Shows; Dennis Walcott Starts Off On the Right Foot

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How the Racial Wealth Gap Hurts Children of Color

The Root columnist explores solutions to a growing problem

The Root columnist explores solutions to a growing problem

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Will Expectations Change for Obama’s Re-election Campaign?

Atlanta Post columnist wonders whether this campaign will disappoint supporters

Atlanta Post columnist wonders whether this campaign will disappoint supporters

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Legendary Carver Savings Bank Fights To Stay in Business

Federal government orders the nation's largest black bank to boost capital reserves by April 30...or else

Federal government orders the nation’s largest black bank to boost capital reserves by April 30…or…

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Washington Report: Government Stays Open For Business As Budget Debate Continues; Republicans Reveal 2012 Budget

Our insider's report on politics in the nation's capital

Our insider’s report on politics in the nation’s capital

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How the Government Shutdown Affects YOU

With just hours left for lawmakers to agree, millions of Americans wonder how the shutdown will hit home. Here's what you need to know

With just hours left for lawmakers to agree, millions of Americans wonder how the shutdown…

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Dhani Jones: A Man For All Seasons

NFL linebacker ventures into mens' fashion, philanthropy and TV

NFL linebacker ventures into mens’ fashion, philanthropy and TV

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In the News: Government Shutdown Fears; NYC Names New NYC Schools Chancellor; NBA Star Carmelo Anthony Inks Deal with JPC

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Washington Report: National Urban League Equality Index Shows a Decline for African-Americans

According to the report, African Americans are a little less well off than we were in 2010

According to the report, African Americans are a little less well off than we were…

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Washington Report: Budget Showdown Looms

Congressional lawmakers have a choice: Compromise or government shutdown

Congressional lawmakers have a choice: Compromise or government shutdown

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In the News: Obama to Hold Town Hall Meeting on Facebook; Haiti Elects New President; Lebron James Gets Animated

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Washington Report: Black Unemployment Rate Increased in March While Overall Rate Declined

Politicians weigh in on what's needed to lift employment in our communities

Politicians weigh in on what’s needed to lift employment in our communities

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In the News: Obama Announces Re-Election Bid; MLK III Launches Bounce TV; Maya Moore Named AP Player of Year

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Tyler Perry extends deal with Lionsgate (Image:File)

In the News: Black Studies Academic Manning Marable Dead at 60; Tyler Perry & Lionsgate Extend Deal; Mixed Chicks File Suit vs. Sally Beauty Supply

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

Lionsgate Broadens Partnership with Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry and Lionsgate announced yesterday they are renewing…

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BLACK ENTERPRISE Publisher Earl G. Graves Inducted into Advertising Hall of Fame

Last night the living legend's trailblazing strides were honored among a host of advertising greats

Last night the living legend’s trailblazing strides were honored among a host of advertising greats

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What the Japan Crisis May Mean for Your Portfolio

Leading black asset managers give their take on the impact on American industry

Leading black asset managers give their take on the impact on American industry

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Washington Report: CBC criticizes Obama on Libya; Treasury for Small Biz Innovation

As President Obama prepares to address the nation tonight, the CBC criticized him on Libya

As President Obama prepares to address the nation tonight, the CBC criticized him on Libya

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In the News: NBA Baller Tyreke Evans to Donate $1,000 per Shot to Japan; ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ Ends May 25; Jean-Claude Duvalier Hospitalized

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In the News: Google Debuts Online Magazine and Chris Brown Apologizes for ‘GMA’ Meltdown

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

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In the News: Less Blacks in Major Cities; FDA Bans Japanese Food Imports; Disco Legend Dead at 64

A few noteworthy headlines from around the Web

A few noteworthy headlines from around the Web

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In the News: ATT Merges with T-Mobile; Japan Quake Affecting iPad 2 Production

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

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Washington Report: CBC Votes Against Funding Gov’t, GOP Targets Foreclosure Relief

Plus a new push for welfare reform

Plus a new push for welfare reform

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Comcast Teams with Burrell to Target African-American Consumer

Insiders still wonder if the mega media company serious about diversity

Insiders still wonder if the mega media company serious about diversity

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The White House and GOP Play Blame Game on Energy Costs

The two sides debate as American fret over rising gas prices and energy costs

The two sides debate as American fret over rising gas prices and energy costs

By Joyce Jones

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In the News: Disaster Strikes Japan; Debra Lee Named to Obama’s Advisory Board; Ne-Yo Closes Deal with Cartoon Network

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

By Janel Martinez

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Washington Report: Dems, GOP Continue Budget Talks; Rep. Ellison Gets Emotional at Homeland Security Hearings

The latest developments from the nation's capitol

The latest developments from the nation’s capitol

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In the News: Clinton to Meet Libyan Rebel Leaders; AOL Layoffs; Feud Over Etta James’ Estate

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

By Janel Martinez

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5 Reasons to Dump Your Customer

Not all business is good business and there are circumstances in which a business owner…

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In the News: Depression in Black Men Linked to Salary; NPR Ousts CEO; Quincy Jones On His Multi-Media Grind

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

By Janel Martinez

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In the News: Tensions in Libya Causing Economic Ripple Effect; Kevin Frazier on CBS; Study Links Racial Identity and Happiness

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

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In the News: Unemployment Rate Dips for the Third Consecutive Month

The U.S. unemployment rate drops to 8.9% in February

The U.S. unemployment rate drops to 8.9% in February

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Black-owned Business Boom. Are You Ready?

See what cities are the best for black businesses and why

While entrepreneurship may seem daunting for some, many are giving it a go more so…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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In the News: Serena Williams Hospitalized; Gadhafi Warns Against U.S. Assistance

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

By Janel Martinez

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UBR Morning Post: Chris Curtis On How to Grow Your Business On the Web

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, UBR Executive Producer TaQuoya Kennedy brings Web Business…

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In the News: Libyan Refugees Flock to Neighboring Countries; Toyota Gives Away Cars for a Good Cause

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

By Janel Martinez

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Influential Blacks Who Could Bend Presidents’ Ears

African American leaders whose advise, insights led to groundbreaking change

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Volunteer Your Way Out of Student Debt

SponsorChange.org rewards volunteer service with student loan payments

In April 2009, Raymar and Robert Hampshire started SponsorChange.org, a Pittsburgh-based philanthropic organization that helps…

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Washington Report: Workers of the World Unite?

Local protesters prepare to hit the doorsteps of their state capitols to have their voices be heard

The battle over union rights will spread across the nation on Saturday when supporters gather…

By Joyce Jones

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Washington Report: Democrats & Republicans Sound Off on Temporary Budget Solution

With the deadline looming, politicians on both sides of the issue try to find a common ground

Congressional lawmakers have just a week to negotiate a deal to fund the federal government…

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In Memoriam: Comic Book Pioneer and Champion of Diversity Dwayne McDuffie

Black Enterprise's Derek Dingle pays homage to fallen friend, business partner who broke ground with multicultural characters

The worlds of comic books, animation and entertainment have lost a true giant this week:…

By Derek T. Dingle

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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…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Washington Report: Dems and GOP Fight Over Funding; Black Farmers Still Seek Relief; SBA Helps with Refinancing

BLACK ENTERPRISE Washington Correspondent Joyce Jones reports on the latest news from the White House…

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What You Can Learn from…Iyanla Vanzant’s Flubbed Exit Strategy from Oprah

A few key tips to help you gracefully bow out, while keeping your career on-track

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I watched the Oprah Winfrey Show…

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Why Democrats and Republicans Hate Obama’s New Budget

While both sides argue over new proposal, African-Americans brace for "negative effect" of spending cuts

President Obama delivered his 2012 budget proposal to Congress this week, citing it will reduce…

By Joyce Jones

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America Gets the Hook Up

President Obama Says National Wireless Initiative Will Spur Innovation and Reduce Deficit

Obama speaks to Northern Michigan University about National Wireless Initiative (Source: White House)
In his January…

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Washington Report: Budget Talks; Obama Sits With Black Politicians; House Speaker Seeks Control

A roundup of recent changes on Capitol Hill

BLACK ENTERPRISE Washington Correspondent Joyce Jones reviews political activity in the nation’s capital that will…

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In the News: Egyptian President Finally resigns; Facebook Justice; Magic Johnson Catches the VIBE

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

After ongoing unrest and protests that began late last month, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak finally…

By Janel Martinez

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In the News: Michelle Obama Makes an Appearance on LIVE! (Video)

The First Lady heads to NYC to talk about her Let's Move campaign

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President Obama’s right-hand woman dropped by the highly-popular Live! With Regis and Kelly Wednesday to…

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In the News: Protesters in Egypt Rally After Release of Google Exec; Electronics Not A Factor in Toyota Acceleration

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

NASA engineers canceled out engine electronics as a reason for the recall of over 8…

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Why Black America No Longer Exists

In his new book, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Eugene Robinson talks about the 'Disintegration' of the Black monolith

Author Eugene Robinson has sparked debate with his recent book, ‘Disintegration: The Splintering of Black…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Hydeia Broadbent Speaks Out on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

An open letter to Black America from the young activist who has been fighting the disease her whole life

This is a day we should be remembering all of the men and women who…

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WATCH: One-on-One With Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner

In an exclusive interview on 'Black Enterprise Business Report,' Editor-in-Chief Derek Dingle sits down with the nation's CFO

In an exclusive interview, BLACK ENTERPRISE Editor-In-Chief Derek T. Dingle talked with the nation’s chief…

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Washington Report: January Jobs Numbers, Healthcare Reform and Obama on Egypt

A roundup of the latest news from the White House and Congress

BLACK ENTERPRISE Washington Correspondent Joyce Jones provides a roundup of the latest news from the…

By Joyce Jones

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In the News: Walgreens Celebrates Black History Month; ‘T-Commerce’ On the Rise; Foreign Journalists Attacked

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

One of the country’s largest drug store chains is highlighting more than on-the-shelf sale items…

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In the News: Tavis Smiley & Cornel West Launch Weekly Radio Show; Verizon’s iPhone Debut Close

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

Nearly a week after Egyptians reported a country-wide Internet outage, service has been restored, according…

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Half of Detroit Public Schools In Danger of Closing

Politics and a massive deficit have left Motor City in financial turmoil. Will our children be forced to forfeit their education?

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Detroit is in trouble—again. The city’s public…

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In the News: Mubarak Won’t Run; Raven-Symoné Back on TV; New York Daily News Names Black Managing Editor

Noteworthy headlines from around the Web...

Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak announced he will not be running for president during elections in…

By Janel Martinez

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In the News: Turmoil in Egypt Continues; Martin Luther King III Addresses Mets Rumors; Vick’s New Deal

Noteworthy headlines from around the Web...

The Egyptian president’s “out with the old, in with the new” cabinet strategy failed as…

By Janel Martinez

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B.E. Exclusive: Interview with Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner

In a one-on-one with the nation's CFO, BE Editor-in-Chief Derek T. Dingle talked about putting America�s financial house in order

In our exclusive interview, BLACK ENTERPRISE Editor-In-Chief Derek T. Dingle talked with Geithner about the…

By Derek T. Dingle

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In the News: Mandela Released From Hospital; Will Smith & Jay-Z in Business; Egypt Can’t RT

A few noteworthy headlines from around the Web...

Former South African president, Nelson Mandela, was discharged from a Johannesburg hospital Friday after a…

By Janel Martinez

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In the News: Will.I.Am Inks Tech Deal; Single Mom Jailed; Fired for Football

A few noteworthy headlines from around the Web that you may have missed

Will.I.Am. Shows His Inel-Lect with New Tech Deal
Intel Corporation named The Black Eyed Peas frontman…

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In the News: Want to Check Your Refund Check Status? There’s An App For That

The IRS launches a smartphone app for iPhone and Android users

The Internal Revenue Service is changing with the times, launching IRS2Go, an app for iPhone…

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Obama’s Plan To Win The Future

State of Union calls for innovation, education and reform to move the nation

In his State of the Union Address, President Obama sought to rally the nation as…

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What Do You Want Obama to Say Tonight?

Political pundits and economists weigh in on what the President should address in tonight's State of the Union

The state of the union is an annual occasion in which a president receives more…

By Joyce Jones

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In the News: At Least 35 Killed in Moscow Airport Explosion

Investigators believe possible terrorist attack connection to today's bombing in Russia

Russia’s largest airport became the scene of destruction and death when a bomb exploded late…

By Janel Martinez

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Rescuing Communities of Color

The whole world prepares for Obama's first State of the Union Address of 2011 and his plans for our financial recovery

With less than a week before President Obama’s State of the Union Address, political and…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Washington Report: House Republicans Pass Healthcare Repeal

The battle over heathcare continues on Capital Hill

Democrats and Republicans spent most of Wednesday streaming on and off of the House floor…

By Joyce Jones

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For-Profit Educational Institutions Under Fire

Supporters say they provide unprecedented access to minorities; others caution buyers to beware

The for-profit education sector is a multi-billion dollar industry. In 2009, students attending for-profit institutions…

By Joyce Jones

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Democrats Stand Up Against ObamaCare Repeal

Sources say the repeal could be detrimental for African Americans who disproportionately suffer from pre-existing conditions

In a White House conference call with reporters, Garth Graham, M.D., HHS Deputy Secretary for…

By Joyce Jones

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In the News: Former Atlanta City Councilwoman Found Guilty on Theft Charges

Devetta Johnson Mitchell reportedly stole $31,072 from the Atlanta-Fulton County Recreation Authority

Devetta Johnson Mitchell was found guilty on seven counts of theft for stealing more than…

By Janel Martinez

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What You Can Learn from…Obama’s White House Shake-up

Three tips to help reposition your organization

When President Obama delivers the State of the Union within two weeks, our nation’s chief…

By Derek T. Dingle

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In the News: 50 Cent Tweets His Way to a Possible SEC Investigation

The H&H Imports shareholder encourages his 3.8 million followers to buy shares in the penny stock

Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson knows a thing or two about the influence of technology, but…

By Janel Martinez

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Michael Steele Drops Out of RNC Chairman’s Race

The embattled and emotional now-former chairman steps aside after making political history

The outlook for Michael Steele’s bid for a second term as Republican National Committee chairman…

By Joyce Jones

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CBC React to Arizona Shooting, More Security Needed

Jared Lee Loughner's rampage exposes the need for tighter protective measures on Capitol Hill and beyond

House lawmakers were scheduled to vote Wednesday on a measure to repeal healthcare reform. Instead,…

By Joyce Jones

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Obama Delivers Powerful Speech Honoring Arizona Shooting Victims

In the wake of the Arizona tragedy, the president inspires the country and the survivors with his words

As former U.S. presidents Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush did before him,…

By Joyce Jones

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WATCH: 50 Cent Talks New Headphones & Potential Maybach Deal

The music mogul expands into the wireless headphone market with innovative Kleer technology

Jackson at CES for Sleek announcement
Between announcements of new 3D televisions, tablet PCs, and do-it-all…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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In the News: Job Bias Charges Hit Record High

The 2010 fiscal year turns out 99,922 workplace discrimination charges

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced today that the private sector workplace discrimination charge…

By Janel Martinez

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Haiti One Year After the Earthquake: Struggling for Survival

A year after the earthquake that crippled Haiti, the people are still in need of our help and support

It’s hard to believe it’s been one full year since that apocalyptic earthquake struck Haiti,…

By Tomika Anderson

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In the News: Groupon Flexes Its International Muscles

The startup adds India, Israel and South Africa to its growing empire

The company that boasts $950 million in venture funding announced today it acquired three local…

By Janel Martinez

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Where’s the Real Help for Ted Williams?

It will take more than job offers, a house and YouTube to make the transition from homelessness and addiction to a productive life

The act of redemption and overcoming is not a magical stroke of luck or an…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Legacy Award Honoree: How Charlayne Hunter-Gault Helped Desegregate Schools

Legacy Award recipient and journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault was one of the first blacks to desegregate…

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BE Launches New Women of Power Website

We can hardly wait for the Women of Power Summit in March, and judging by all…

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