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Utendahl Joins Deutsche Bank Americas as Vice Chairman

Utendahl Capital Partners founder will help increase presence of minorities on Wall Street

John O. Utendahl, founder of Utendahl Capital Partners L.P., has joined Deutsche Bank Americas Holding…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Bank of America Offers Bailout to Homeowners

Plans to extend $3 billion in loan forgiveness to 45,000 homeowners struggling to stay afloat

If you have a mortgage with Bank of America, and you’re extremely underwater, you just…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Kweisi Mfume Takes Helm of National Medical Association

Former NAACP chairman to lead healthcare organization at critical time

Kweisi Mfume, former chairman and CEO of the NAACP, was named the executive director of…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Oprah Winfrey Settles Defamation Lawsuit

Trial was related to sex-abuse scandal at her South African all-girls school

Oprah Winfrey has settled a defamation lawsuit brought by the headmistress in the wake of…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Urban League Report Offers Solutions to Economic Crisis

'State of Black America' details plan to offset effects of recession

In the 34th edition of the its State of Black America report, the National Urban…

By Joyce Jones

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Michael Jordan’s Purchase of Charlotte Bobcats Approved

Transforming the debt-laden basketball team will require NBA legend's presence and pocketbook

Now that Michael Jordan’s $275 million bid to buy the Charlotte Bobcats from billionaire Robert…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Transcript of the President’s Signing of the Health Reform Bill

'I�m signing this reform bill into law on behalf of my mother'

The official transcript of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden’s remarks at the…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Healthcare Reform We Can All Believe In

When President Obama signed legislation enabling millions to gain access to health insurance, he achieved a milestone that eluded seven previous presidents.

When President Barack Obama today signed into law legislation that will enable millions of Americans…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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President Barack Obama's signature on the health insurance reform bill at the White House, March 23.  (Source: White House)

Healthcare Reform in Pictures

Obama's historic journey to overhaul the health care system

Follow along with President Barack Obama on his historic fight to make health care reform…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Obama Signs Historic Healthcare Bill Into Law

With win under his belt, Obama has reestablished presidency

When President Barack Obama signed into law the healthcare reform bill Tuesday, he sealed his…

By Joyce Jones

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Southern University Wins Morehouse Biz Plan Competition

Proposal addressing need for low-income housing in New Orleans takes top prize of $10,000

Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) won the Morehouse College 2010 Business Plan Competition on…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE

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Washington Report: Updates From Capitol Hill

President Obama signs jobs bill

President Barack Obama signed the HIRE Act into law and sent Congress a blueprint for…

By Joyce Jones

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Poll of the Week: 2010 Census

Are you offended by the word Negro on the Census questionnaire?

As 2010 Census forms begin arriving in mailboxes across the U.S., there has been some…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Black Jobless Rates Worsened During Recession

African Americans face longer stretches of unemployment than whites

The Joint Economic Committee delivered sobering—yet unsurprising—statistics on black unemployment rates in a report titled…

By Joyce Jones

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Healthcare Reform in the Final Stretch

Obama urges Congress to send him a bill

In his third campaign-style speech in a little more than a week, President Barack Obama…

By Joyce Jones

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Wealth Gap is Greatest for Women of Color

Study shows wealth inequality is much greater than income gap

Women of all races experience a gender wealth gap compared to white men, but the…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Countdown to Reform?

Small business owners continue to struggle with employee health benefits as the healthcare bill hangs in the balance.

While the rush continues for Congress to deliver a cohesive healthcare reform bill, small…

By Brittany Hutson

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Overlooked Tax Breaks

Don�t miss out on tax credits you might be eligible for.

Though you have three years to file an amended return if you missed out on…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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A New Economic Agenda for Black America

President Obama sets a new economic agenda

President Obama Recently hit the reset button on his presidency with a renewed emphasis on…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Editors

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Washington Report: Updates from Capitol Hill

Black farmers settlement; education enforcement; another jobs bill; aid for Haiti

National Black Farmers Association President John Boyd, Jr. fears that Capitol Hill lawmakers won’t meet…

By Joyce Jones

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Poll of the Week

A year after epic lows in the stock market, will the current economic rebound last?

One year ago this week, the Standard & Poor’s 500 hit a 12-year low of…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Happy Anniversary, Investors!

One year into the financial market rally, will booming stock performance continue?

Financial experts weigh in on why the S&P 500 market has bounced back so powerfully,…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Washington Report: Updates from Capitol Hill

CBC lawmakers vote against jobs bill, saying it falls short

When the House votes on the $15 billion Senate jobs bill later today, it may…

By Joyce Jones

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African American Unemployment Rate Shrinks to 15.8%

Overall joblessness remains steady at 9.7%

The unemployment rate among African Americans improved slightly in February, shrinking from 16.5% to 15.8%…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Rangel Relinquishes Leadership of Ways and Means Panel

Amid ethics allegations, New York lawmaker temporarily steps down

After months of allegations that he violated ethics rules, New York Rep. Charles Rangel announced…

By Joyce Jones

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Challenging the Stigma of Mental Illness

New campaign promotes awareness, discussion in black community

A new campaign by SAMHSA designed to raise awareness of mental health problems among young…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Poll of the Week

African American female achievements

Which 20th century African American woman made the greatest/most significant contribution to society?
Marian Anderson (Music)
Shirley…

By Black Enterprise

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National Urban League Launches Interactive Tool

Organization celebrates 100 years of service

To mark its centennial, the National Urban League has ramped up its focus on…

By Renita Burns

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Obama Signs Order Boosting HBCU Funding

Investment guarantees students access to low-cost federal loans

President Barack Obama signed the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, proposing…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Obama Names Ann Fudge To Budget Panel

Former Legacy Award winner to advise president on debt reduction

Obama named Ann Fudge, the former CEO of Young & Rubicam Brands, to the bipartisan…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Healthcare Reform Summit Yields Little Consensus

Obama challenges lawmakers to finalize legislation in six weeks or less

Thursday’s healthcare reform summit was, in many ways, a last-ditch opportunity for President Barack Obama…

By Joyce Jones

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Energy Forum participants network at a reception at the Liaison Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Black Enterprise/Shell Energy Forum 2010

Energy industry leaders met in D.C. to explore the opportunities and challenges of the green economy

The Black Enterprise Energy Forum, A Conversation on Energy hosted by Shell, brought together business…

By Lonnie C. Major

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Black Enterprise CEO Earl Graves Jr. and U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk share a laugh.

Black Enterprise/Walmart Economic Forum 2010

See the businesspeople who convened for �20/20 Vision: A Look Ahead at Black America in the Next Economic Boom�

See the entrepreneurs, economists and Obama Administration officials who convened for “20/20 Vision: A Look…

By Lonnie C. Major

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Poll: More Consumers Going the DIY Route for Taxes

E-filing can save filers money on preparation fees

It’s tax-filing season, and whether taxes are done in January or at midnight on April…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Lawmakers Square Off on Healthcare Reform

Republicans dismiss summit as 'political theater'

Obama led a bipartisan group of lawmakers in what he hoped was a “frank and…

By Joyce Jones

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Moving Forward With the 2010 Census

File your questionnaire to make sure you're counted

The Census Bureau has started sending Census forms to U.S. residents and the federal government…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Will Ford Profit in 2010?

Automaker looks to fuel efficiency, black consumers for the new year

While Ford stands alone as the only American automaker that didn’t solicit bailout money from…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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No ‘Magic’ for Johnson Publishing Co.

Talks to acquire publisher of Ebony, Jet collapse

Earvin “Magic” Johnson said that talks to do business with Johnson Publishing, the publisher of…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Credit Card Reform Starts Today

Consumers gain rights with new provisions

The landmark legislation that Obama signed in the spring of 2009 that was designed to…

By Renita Burns

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USDA, Black Farmers Reach Settlement

Government to pay $1.25 billion in restitution

The USDA announced that it will pay $1.25 billion to settle claims from black farmers…

By Joyce Jones

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Learn the Rules of Effective Networking

Throughout the years, I have found business is personal. Trust, chemistry, and authentic connections represent…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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Magic Johnson in Talks to Buy Johnson Publishing

Former NBA player could add legendary BE 100s publishing house to empire

Earvin “Magic” Johnson, retired NBA star and businessman, is in talks to purchase Johnson Publishing…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Tackling Obama’s Domestic Agenda—Round Two

Melody Barnes talks job creation, small business initiatives

Whether the issue is related to unemployment, education or healthcare, Melody Barnes represents one of…

By Derek T. Dingle

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CDFI Small Business Lending Program Finally a Go

With new terms, community banks are ready to start lending

The Treasury department announced last week that it will provide up to $1 billion in…

By Joyce Jones

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Unemployment Rate Falls to 9.7%

Annual adjustments show fewer jobs in economy despite rate drop

The Department of Labor reported today that in January, the U.S. unemployment rate decreased from…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Organizations Continue Fight for HIV Prevention

Rate of new infections in blacks slows, but epidemic still a major crisis

When five organizations came together to start NBHAAD in 1999, the goal was to educate…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Mission to Beijing: From Dialogue To Partnership

Chinese and African American exchange program and Confucius Institute planned

More than 40 of black America’s best and brightest joined the National Urban League on…

By Dale Coachman

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Auto Dealers Expedite Repairs After Toyota Recall

Experts say setback won't have long-term effect on automaker

Last week Toyota announced the recall of some of its most popular vehicles. The recall,…

By Cliff Hocker

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SBA Works to Strengthen Its 8(a) Program

Proposals set to open up access to more businesses

The Small Business Administration has conducted a comprehensive review of its 8(a) program and will…

By Joyce Jones

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Mission to Beijing: Seeking Equal Opportunity in China

An exclusive inside look at the Urban League's effort to bring Chinese investment to African-American communities

The National Urban League’s 40 plus member delegation has embarked on a historic cultural and…

By Dale Coachman

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A Path to Recovery for Black America

Economic forum offers policy recommendations to the Obama Administration

Under the banner, “20/20 Vision: A Look Ahead at Black America in the Next Economic…

By Derek T. Dingle

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In Pictures: A Vision for the Economy

Economists, policy makers, experts and entrepreneurs explore the keys to recovery for African Americans

As President Barack Obama embarked on the first of a series of trips he will…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Talking Points: The Case for Entrepreneurial Parity

Also: U.S. image lifted, flu vaccinations nixed

The Minority Business Development Agency, a branch of the U.S. Department of Commerce, is on…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE

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In the Black

A budget-savvy executive advises on staying competitive in an economic crunch

In three years as vice president of distribution, J. Phillip Holloman, President & COO of…

By Laura Egodigwe

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Lee Archer Jr. Dies at 90

Aviation and business pioneer passes away

The aviation and business world lost a legend and a pioneer Wednesday, January 27. Retired…

By Sonja Mack

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BE Forum Explores Solutions for Economic Revival

African Americans, small business key for economic turnaround

Black Enterprise hosted a forum to explore strategies and solutions that will ensure that African…

By Joyce Jones

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Brewer Advances at Walmart

Promotion of one of BE's 75 Most Powerful Women in Business announced at economic forum

Rosalind Brewer, division president of Southeast operations for Walmart, has been promoted to executive vice…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Transcript: State of the Union Address

Obama focuses on economy, healthcare, housing in speech

Transcript of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address – As Prepared for Delivery
Madame…

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Poll: Assessing the State of the Union Address

Share your thoughts on Obama's big speech

As President Barack Obama delivers his first State of the Union address, Black Enterprise wants…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Obama Resets Agenda in State of the Union Address

Tax cuts, unemployment, national debt are top issues

President Obama vowed to not abandon plans for longer-term fixes to healthcare, energy, and education…

By Joyce Jones

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Can This Woman Get You A Job?

The stage is set for Labor Secretary Hilda Solis to play a leadership role in solving American unemployment

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis (Source: Lonnie C. Major)
It’s about an hour before President Barack Obama…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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BE, Walmart to Host Economic Forum

BE100s CEOs, government officials to develop policy recommendations for White House

As President Barack Obama unveils initiatives to bolster the middle class, create jobs and assist…

By Renita Burns

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Favre, Vikings Lead Saints 14-7 After 1st Quarter

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Both high-flying offenses got off to a roaring start, with Brett…

By Associated Press

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Black Firms Shut Out of Stimulus Projects

African Americans aren't getting fair share of funds

Black contractors aren’t getting their fair share of the stimulus dollars being poured into transportation…

By Joyce Jones

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LaRosie Roc

In this Jan. 21, 2010 photo, Haitian-born LaRosie Roc sings during a Mass in Spring…

By Associated Press

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One Year Into The Obama Era: A Reader’s Thoughts

D�j� Vu and the American GOP

My fellow Americans, those of us who voted for the President Barack Obama need to…

By Dale Coachman

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GOP’s 41st Senator Gets Movie Star’s Greeting

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican state senator who shook the political landscape from Massachusetts to…

By Associated Press

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Recall News

The following recalls have been announced:
—Nipro Medical Corp. of Miami is recalling all GlucoPro Insulin…

By Associated Press

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Obama’s Report Card: One Year Later

An assessment of the president's first year in office

It has been one year since history was made in the U.S. with the inauguration…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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To Honor King’s Legacy, How Will You Serve?

As we prepare to honor Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. with the National Day of…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Struggling Communities to Get $2 Billion for Renewal

Federal funds going to cities and states most affected by foreclosure crisis

The Obama Administration today awarded $2 billion in “neighborhood stabilization” funding to states, cities, and…

By John Simons

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Jesse Jackson Takes Aim at Banks

On first day of summit, Wall Street bankers put on blast

Jesse Jackson Sr. called for a second stimulus act to help Main Street and outlined…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Be Part of the Haitian Relief Effort

How to find family and where you can give

Where to send donations to help the earthquake-ravaged Port-au-Prince region of Haiti.

By Sonja Mack

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Don Thompson Named President, COO of McDonald’s

McDonald’s Corp. has named Don Thompson president and chief operating officer of the company with…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Energy Experts to Blacks: Think Green

New technologies, opportunities explored at Black Enterprise forum

If African Americans hope to not only participate in the emerging green economy but also…

By Joyce Jones

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Congressional Leaders Begin Reconciling Healthcare Bills

Daunting task ahead as lawmakers fight over provisions

When members of the U.S. House of Representatives return to Washington this week, they will…

By Joyce Jones

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Golf Pioneer William Powell Dies

Visionary leaves America's first black-owned golf course as a lasting legacy

William Powell, an African American visionary who designed, built, owned and operated his own golf…

By Sonja Mack

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Remembering Percy E. Sutton

Friends, family share memories of civil rights titan

“Mentor, media mogul, entrepreneur, friend, WWII fighter, “The Chairman,” or just simply Dad or Uncle…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Poll: Christmas Spending Stayed Under $200

Shoppers tightened their belts this holiday season

‘Twas the season to … watch your spending. The yuletide spirit may have been in…

By Renita Burns

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Talking Points: Obama’s Economy

When Barack Obama took the national stage as president on that bitterly cold day last…

By Alan Hughes

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The Deal With Data Collection

A federal professional shares strategies for rolling out an extensive campaign

The decennial is a huge operation; it’s the largest domestic mobilization project that our country…

By Dale Coachman

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Obama on the Defense Against Black Politicians

Members of Congress and political pundits have grown louder in their frustration with the White…

By Renita Burns

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Tyra Banks Ending Talk Show

Media mogul plans to start movie studio

Supermodel-turned-entrepreneur Tyra Banks has announced that the current and fifth season of The Tyra Banks…

By Sonja Mack

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Percy E. Sutton: A Titan Worthy of Emulation

Memorial service for iconic business leader to be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 6, at Manhattan's Riverside Church

Percy Sutton never met a challenge too great for his boundless energy and intrepid spirit.…

By Renita Burns

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Houston: The Green Frontier

The oil capital of the U.S. looks to greener pastures

Houston is transitioning into the green space, diversifying its energy sources and creating green opportunities…

By Renita Burns

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We Can’t Forget the Poor in the Climate Change Debate

Initiatives must benefit the impoverished across the globe

As international climate talks conclude in Copenhagen, it is clear that we are on the…

By Dale Coachman

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Get Ready For Your 2010 Upgrade!

Help beta-test drive the latest enhancements to BlackEnterprise.com

In 2010, Black Enterprise will celebrate its 4oth anniversary as the nation’s No. 1 multi-media…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Phone Tag

Matt Carter moves Boost Mobile from a noncontender to a leader in its category by making all the right calls

In 2004, the “Where You At?” campaign distinguished Boost Mobile from other prepaid companies in…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Multiple Rights Deals Changing How Record Labels Make Money

Evolving '360' model allows companies to gain more revenue

A burgeoning business model is changing the way record labels do business and forcing musicians…

By Renita Burns

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Oprah Winfrey to End Talk Show in 2011

Queen of Daytime says it is time to go

Oprah Winfrey announced Friday that her television show, the foundation of a multibillion-dollar media empire,…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Don't panic, you'll get your money. FDIC makes insured funds available to depositors quickly, usually on the first business day after the bank is closed.

BE 100s Bank Acquires Home Federal Savings

Regulators shut down two black-owned institutions

Liberty Bank and Trust of New Orleans acquired Detroit-based Home Federal Savings Bank after the…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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One Year Later: Why My First Vote Won’t Be My Last

Election '09 can't match the thrill of voting for Obama, but it's still important to me

In 2000, I had my first taste of the democratic voting process. I was in…

By Christine L. Edmond

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Washington Report

Washington Report: Week of Oct. 26

By Joyce Jones

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Automakers Optimistic About Constant Progression

Detroit's largest industry getting gears turning after fallout

The woes of the auto industry have dominated business headlines all year – which has…

By Alan Hughes

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Aerotropolis Is Expected to Help Revive Detroit’s Economy

Travel can help boost commerce in rebounding region

In the November 2009 issue of Black Enterprise, Can Detroit be Saved? highlights the industries…

By Alan Hughes

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Tourism Industry Holds Prime Opportunities

How Detroit can capture a booming segment

The tourism industry is big business. The Detroit metro area alone took in about $5…

By Alan Hughes

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Washington Report

Tax credits; healthcare; consumer protection

Homebuyers Tax Credit May Be Too Popular

In response to abuses and fraud uncovered by the…

By Joyce Jones

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Yes We Can Make Local Elections Count

The change we voted for in 2008 can't happen if we don't vote locally in 2009

On November 4, 2008, Americans of all race, creeds and colors voted for change –…

By Randal Pinkett

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Washington Report

Updates from Capitol Hill

Washington Report

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Washington Report

Updates from the Capitol

Washington Report

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Political Pundits Give Their Take on Obama’s Nobel Prize

Is giving hope and capturing a world audience enough?

Just nine months in office and only the third sitting U.S. president to win the…

By Joyce Jones

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Taxing Times for Charles Rangel

In better times, New York Rep. Charles Rangel—better known as Charlie around the Hill—can be…

By Joyce Jones

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Will Obama’s Year-end Challenges Define His Presidency?

To carry momentum into the new year, he'll need a strong finish to 2009

As we enter the final quarter of a historic but tumultuous year, I can’t think…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Washington Report

Updates from Capitol Hill

Updates from Capitol Hill

By Joyce Jones

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Regulators Issue Cease and Desist Order to Chicago Bank

Highland Community faulted for unsafe banking actions

Chicago-based Highland Community Bank received a cease and desist order earlier this month from federal…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Grammy Award Winner Usher Launches New Initiative

Campaign will fund youth-led service projects

As part of his ongoing efforts to encourage youth volunteerism and service, R&B singer Usher…

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Washington Report

Latest updates from the Capitol

Washington Report

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Washington Report

House votes on student loans; CBCF Conference; Baucus presents health bill;SBA approves advocate

BlackEnterprise.com analyzes the week that was in Washington

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HHS Secretary Says ‘It’s Time for Change’

In part two of an exclusive interview, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius discusses how ealthcare reform…

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On the Frontlines of the Healthcare Reform Battle

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius talks Medicare, adequate coverage for all

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius about the political battle over healthcare reform.

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One Year After the Fall of Lehman

Our relationship with money will never be the same

On Sept. 15, 2008, Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. It…

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What Took the CBC So Long?

Black lawmakers speak out in support of Obama's public health care option. It's about time.

Until recently, the Congressional Black Caucus has been strangely quiet about the president’s proposed government…

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Obama Outlines Healthcare Goals Before Congress

President says public plan won't be deal breaker

Seeking to shift the vitriolic and partisan tenor of the debate over healthcare reform to…

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Finding Compromise in a Tough Healthcare Reform Debate

How congressional proposals would impact small businesses

Here’s a look at how provisions in healthcare reform legislation and a bill from the…

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Presidential Proclamation: National Ovarian Cancer Month

President Barack Obama proclaims September 2009 as National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.

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Tribute to a Titan of Public Service

Sen. Edward M. Kennedy carried the torch of social justice for all Americans

During a legislative career spanning five decades, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy was a powerful, often…

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MEDWeek Kick-off Celebrates Business Achievement

White House reception underscores excellence, economic importance of minority-owned companies

The Minority Enterprise Development Week Conference, better know as MED Week and hosted by the…

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Cash Stuck in Clunkers Traffic Jam

Black auto dealers like the business, not the bureaucracy

Customers have been coming back again into automobile showrooms. Vehicle sales have jumped by double…

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Credit Card Companies Go On the Defense

Issuers hike rates as CARD Act set to take effect

1231_CostCuttingBlogCreditCardLooks like credit card issuers are playing a tough game of defense against sweeping legislation…

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Is Obama’s Recovery Plan Working?

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Is the U. S. economy on the mend? As the Obama administration marked its first…

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Obama Takes Healthcare Reform to AARP

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. Thank you so much. (Applause.) I am just…

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Committee Weighs Options to Improve Access to Capital

Small businesses seek more lending choices in tight market

A Congressional panel convened a hearing last week to explore ideas about how to improve…

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Obama on the Record: China-U.S. Relations

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. Good morning. It is a great honor to…

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Weekly Address: Health Insurance Reform

I recently heard from a small business owner from New Jersey who wrote that he…

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Obama on the Record: Healthcare Reform Town Hall

THE PRESIDENT: Hello, everybody. Thank you. Thank you. Thank, please, everybody…

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Obama Takes Case for Healthcare Reform to the Airwaves

CBC lawmakers want to do it right, not do it fast

President Barack Obama held his fourth primetime press conference to make the case to the…

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Obama on the Record: News Conference on Healthcare Reform

THE PRESIDENT: Good evening. Please be seated. Before I take your questions,…

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Obama, Iraq’s Maliki Discuss Peace in the Region

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Good afternoon, everybody. I am very pleased to welcome Prime Minister…

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Obama Addresses Range of Issues Facing Black America

Black Enterprise takes part in exclusive news conference on Air Force One

President Barack Obama fielded questions from black journalists regarding his administration’s plans to tackle pressing…

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Obama on the Record: NAACP Centennial Convention

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. What an extraordinary night, capping off an extraordinary…

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On Air Force One with President Obama

This is bigger than once in a lifetime. It's first in forever.

The pinnacle for a journalist with a passion for politics is to cover the White…

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Small Business Owners Speak Out on Healthcare Reform

Entrepreneurs want lower costs, better benefits

As every small business owner worth their bottom line has long known, the ability to…

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A New Century, a New NAACP?

Jealous seeks to build a movement for people of all colors

Benjamin Todd Jealous Gov. David A. Paterson opened the first plenary ceremony of the NAACP’s…

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Obama on the Record: Russia’s Economy

Good morning. It is an honor for me to join you at the New Economic…

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Joint Statement by President Barack Obama and Russia’s President Dmitry Medvedev on Nuclear Cooperation

The United States of America and the Russian Federation confirm their commitment to strengthening their…

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Darryl Strawberry Opens Up

Baseball legend discusses overcoming depression

Last week I had the opportunity to attend 1050 ESPN Radio’s “Lunch with a…

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Bernard Madoff’s Sentencing Ends Period of Secrecy

Welcome to the era of sunlight

After hearing that Bernard Madoff received one of the highest-ever prison sentences for a white-collar…

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Historic Energy Legislation Survives Narrow House Vote

Cornerstone bill would cut greenhouse gases, carbon emissions

The U.S. House of Representatives passed an historic energy bill Friday night during a nail-biting…

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CBC’s Towns Leads Tense Questioning of Bernanke

House investigation may impact Obamas financial reforms

Federal Reserve Board chairman Ben Bernanke spent an extremely tense session Thursday before the House…

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Activists Rally for a Public Health Insurance Option

Reform measures face harsh criticism from conservatives

Thousands from across the nation representing labor unions, community organizations, healthcare professions, churches, and other…

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Obama Pushes for Health and Energy Reform

President Barack Obama discusses the uprising in Iran during his opening remarks at a White…

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Obama Promotes the Importance of Fatherhood

President Barack Obama delivered a poignant and candid speech on the importance of fatherhood and…

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Obama Launches Conversation on Importance of Fatherhood, Personal Responsibility

WASHINGTON – Today, President Obama kicked off a national conversation on fatherhood and personal responsibility…

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Background on Fatherhood Town Hall and List of Expected Attendees

Michael Strautmanis, Chief of Staff of the White House Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental…

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Obama on the Record: Juneteenth

On this day in 1865, more than two years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation…

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Father’s Day Proclamation

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
A PROCLAMATION
The journey of fatherhood provides…

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Negotiating in a Volatile World

U.S. trade official seeks to open new markets for U.S. business

When South Korea President Lee Myung-bak came to the United States earlier this week, he…

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The Pipeline Crisis for Black Boys and Early Education

Organization hopes to show that teaming up with private industry is in the public good

Charles J. Ogletree and Deborah C. Wright talk before the Pipeline Crisis/Winning Strategies luncheon.Early childhood…

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Obama Unveils Historic Financial Regulatory Reforms

Plan seeks to protect investors, consumers but faces opposition

President Barack Obama revealed Wednesday a series of initiatives that he described as “the most…

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Guests at the Regulatory Reform Meeting

Expected attendees at the President’s remarks on regulatory reform in the East Room today:
Members of…

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Women of Power

Lisa Nichols

Author and Motivator Lisa Nichols Inspires During Social Media Event

Lisa Nichols inspired participant during her tweet chat with Black Enterprise, detailing her latest business…

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Susan L. Taylor Talks Mentorship and Passing on a Legacy via CARES

Sharing tips on passing on a legacy and the need for mentorship, Susan L. Taylor…

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