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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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Obama Tests New Jobs Message on the Road

The nation’s commander in chief travels to swing states with his piecemeal approach to the jobs bill

After Senate Republicans successfully blocked debate on the American Jobs Act, President Obama implemented a…

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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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Mumia Abu-Jamal has spent nearly 30 years on death row (Image: File)

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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Happy 19th wedding anniversary to Mr. and Mrs. Obama! (Image: File)

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 was spotted shopping at a Target department store outside of Washington D.C. (Image: AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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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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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Washington Report: Obama Talks Tough on Deficit Reduction

The President continues his aggressive approach to tackling his detractors and the budget

For weeks Democratic lawmakers on Capitol Hill have expressed frustration about what they view as…

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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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Obama Plans Full Court Press on Jobs Bill

The president takes an aggressive approach to getting the Jobs Bill passed now

As the 2012 presidential election draws closer Barack Obama takes an aggressive approach to getting…

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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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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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Tyler TV may be coming to a television set near you (Image: Getty)

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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Wall Street stocks plummeted on Monday (Image: Thinkstock)

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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President Obama plans to spend the weekend at Camp David with his family (Image: Getty)

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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Christina Norman finds new home at HuffPost (Image: File)

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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Minorities will face a growing retirement security gap (Image: Thinkstock)

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

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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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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 Announces Retirement

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Star Jones Confirmed to Moderate Women of Power Summit Panel

Star Jones is set to moderate a panel with industry leaders at Black Enterprise’s 2015…

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Women of Power Summit: Social Media 101 for Senior Professionals

Social media isn’t just a playground for millennials. Check out tips from Angela Pitter, a…

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