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What Fannie’s and Freddie’s Delisting Means for Investors, Homeowners

Future of government-run mortgage companies is in doubt

With embattled mortgage purchasers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac announcing plans to delist Wednesday, investors…

By Renita Burns

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Billions in Wealth Lost Since Foreclosure Crisis Began

African American communities to lose $193 billion by 2012

Communities of color have lost billions in wealth since the current foreclosure crisis began, according…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Washington Report: Updates From the Capitol

Greene�s primary victory is upheld; Ethics panel scrutinizes lawmakers

The South Carolina Democratic Party’s executive committee voted Thursday night to uphold unemployed veteran Alvin…

By Joyce Jones

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Uncle Sam To Phase Out Paper Checks

If you receive unemployment, social security or other benefits, your check won�t be in the mail

If you’re looking for your unemployment or social security check, don’t bother waiting by the…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Though African American men and white men smoke cigarettes at roughly the same rate—25.5% compared with 23.6%—black men are 37% more likely to develop lung cancer and 22% more likely to die from it. For black women, lung cancer occurs at roughly the same rate as it does in white women, according to an American Lung Association report. Though the reason for the disparity is unclear, it appears to be the result of a confluence of factors such as genetics and access to healthcare.

Talking Points: What You Need to Know

Though African American men and white men smoke cigarettes at roughly the same rate—25.5% compared…

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Washington Report: Updates From the Capitol

Clyburn calls for investigation of South Carolina candidates

House Majority Whip James Clyburn said Thursday afternoon that he’s calling on both state and…

By Joyce Jones

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Amy DuBois Barnett to Helm Ebony Magazine

Johnson Publishing also hires Desiree Rogers to help turnaround company

Johnson Publishing Company announced last week that Amy DuBois Barnett will become the new editor-in-chief…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Obama Urges Congress to Pass Aid for Small Businesses

During bipartisan meeting, Obama addressed oil spill and financial regulation

President Barack Obama urged lawmakers Thursday to pass legislation to help small business get loans…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Xerox Names New President of U.S. Solutions Group

Kevin Warren will lead direct sales force

Xerox Corp. named Kevin M. Warren president of its U.S. Solutions Group. The appointment is…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Washington Report: Updates From the Capitol

African American jobless rate contracts slightly; White House AIDS summit

The nation’s unemployment rate, fell to 9.7% in May from 9.9% in April, due in…

By Joyce Jones

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M.R. Beal Strikes Billion-Dollar Deal

Black-owned investment bank to underwrite major bond issuance for New York State Dormitory Authority

In a landmark deal, the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY) announced…

By Alan Hughes

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Poll: Tea Party Supporters Predisposed to Intolerance

Survey disproves myth of post-racial America

In a recent survey, the Tea Party movement, which is opposed to big government and…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Washington Report: Updates From the Capitol

Senate panel fast-tracks Johns' SBA nomination; Congress reconciles reform bills

The Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship voted unanimously on Thursday to move the…

By Joyce Jones

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Talking Points: Poll Says Retire ‘Negro’

African Americans unemployed longer; minorities not encouraged to pursue STEM education

In a BlackEnterprise.com poll on whether the 2010 Census form should have used the word…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Could Gender Quotas Work in Corporate America?

A policy of one German company would be a tough sell in the U.S., despite the lack of women execs

In 1968, Virginia Slims celebrated with “You’ve come a long way, baby.” Over 40 years…

By Gregg Smith

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Poll: Show Me the Funding!

Tell us where you're finding the capital to sustain your business

Happy Small Business Week! As a small business owner/entrepreneur where have you found capital needed…

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Washington Report: Updates From the Capitol

Rand Paul backtracks on race comments; Small business bill advances

Fresh off his victory in Kentucky’s GOP Senate primary in which he defeated a mainstream…

By Joyce Jones

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NAACP Joins Boycott of Arizona

Civil rights group supports lawsuit challenging immigration law

The NAACP has become the latest organization to boycott Arizona over the state’s new immigration…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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African American Wealth Gap Quadruples

High-income blacks have less wealth than middle-class whites

The wealth gap between white and African-American families has increased more than four times between…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Washington Report: Updates From the Capitol

Liberal Dems raise eyebrow on Kagan nomination; Fattah move puts seniority rule in question

Kagan Nomination Raising Concerns Among Liberal Democrats

From the moment Solicitor General Elena Kagan was nominated…

By Joyce Jones

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Washington Report: Updates From the Capitol

Jobless rate at 16.5 % for African Americans; Fattah jockeys for chairmanship

Commerce Secretary Gary Locke is looking for individuals to serve on a National Advisory Council…

By Joyce Jones

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Report Criticizes Lack of Diversity in Super Bowl Ads

Ninety-four percent of ad agency creative directors were white males, none were people of color

Of the 52 professionally produced ads by advertising agencies aired during Super Bowl XILV this…

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Shaq Challenges You to Step Up and Save a Life

National Marrow Donor Program and Shaquille ONeal team up for bone marrow awareness

O’Neal is leading the National Marrow Donor Program’s newest campaign, Do Something Big, which encourages…

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Luxury Brand Advertising Often Absent in Black Media

Experts say black buying power often overlooked

In some affluent circles, the expectation to wear luxury apparel is the same across all…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Global Diversity Ranks Last

Report exposes the most essential requirements for leadership success. Guess what�s at the bottom of the list?

As we embark on a new decade, a number of factors have reshaped the business…

By Brittany Hutson

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Washington Report: Updates from Capitol Hill

Democrats ready for midterm elections; broadband assistance for small businesses

President Barack Obama and Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine outlined this week the party’s…

By Joyce Jones

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Obama Helps Small Businesses and Vets Win More Contracts

President issued executive orders to establish two task forces

President Obama issued executive orders Monday that establish two task forces to improve and increase…

By Joyce Jones

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Washington Report: Updates from Capitol Hill

Possible Senate run for Meek looks promising; District loses vote

The District of Columbia lost yet another opportunity to gain a vote in Congress this…

By Joyce Jones

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Overview: The White House’s Financial Reform Plan

Enforcing common-sense rules for consumers, investors

The White House issued a fact sheet on how the president’s financial reform plan will…

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White House Makes Final Push for Financial Overhaul

President unveils five-point plan

President Barack Obama urged Wall Street Thursday to accept proposed regulatory reforms or risk a…

By Joyce Jones

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Poll: Jury Still Out on Michael Steele’s Performance

Respondents split on whether he should resign

Since his election to chairman of the Republican National Committee, Michael Steele has faced a…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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For nearly half a century, Dorothy Irene Height has been a vocal champion and leader in the Civil Rights movement. As the only female member among the major leaders of the Civil Rights Movement—along with Martin Luther King, Whitney H. Young, A. Philip Randolph, James Farmer, Roy Wilkins and John Lewis—Height fought for equality and human rights for all people. Among her numerous accomplishments: Height was named to address issues of duress during the aftermath of the Harlem riot of 1935; appointed leader of the United Christian Youth Movement of North America in the New Deal era (1933); was on the staff of the National Board of the YWCA of the USA (1944 - 1977); elected president of the National Council of Negro Women (1957-1998); and received the NAACP Spingarn Medal,  the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Bill Clinton, and the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian and most distinguished award presented by the U.S.  Congress.  She was as well known for her extensive collection of hats, as well as for her indomitable spirit.  (Image source: New York University) (Click here to view Women of Power Legacy Award Dorothy Height Tribute video.)

Dorothy I. Height: Her Life in Pictures

As the only female member among the major leaders of the Civil Rights Movement Height fought for equality and human rights for all people

For nearly half a century, Dorothy Irene Height has been a vocal champion and leader…

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Dorothy Height Dies at Age 98

Civil and women's rights leader leaves proud legacy of excellence in activism

Dorothy Irene Height, the chair and president emeritus of the National Council of Negro Women,…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Chicago Students Defy the Odds

All Urban Prep seniors admitted to a four-year college or university

Four years ago, Tim King, CEO and founder of Urban Prep Academy, led a group…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Washington Report: Updates from Capitol Hill

Panel explores ways to increase access to capital; Small business jobs bills; climate change; diversity on the Hill

The recession may be ebbing but minority-owned businesses are still caught in the grip of…

By Joyce Jones

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First there were the Greatest and Silent generations. Then came baby boomers and Generation X. Now we have Millennials, or people born after 1980. They are more ethnically and racially diverse than older generations, less religious, and may be on track to become the most educated generation in U.S. history. That thirst for education is evident with data showing college enrollment of 18- to 24-year-olds is at an all-time high, according to the Pew Research Center."

Talking Points

Based on 2007 data, the most recent available, single black women have just a fraction…

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RLJ Companies to Bring Jobs, Build Homes in Haiti

Firms using technology to build structures resistant to earthquakes

RLJ Companies announced Monday that it will team up with manufacturing company Global Building Solutions…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Poll Results Show News Coverage of Blacks is Negative

Poor race relations is blamed on portrayal of African Americans by mainstream media

Eighty percent of internet users believe that the coverage of African-Americans in the news is…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Poll of the Week: Michael Steele and the GOP

Should the RNC chairman resign?

In light of recent embarrassing missteps in his management of the Republican National Committee, several…

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Former B.E. 100s Business Mogul Passes

J. Bruce Llewellyn, dead at 82, triumphed in the bottling, supermarket, banking and broadcasting industries

A towering figure in the broadcasting, bottling, banking and supermarket industries, it seemed J. Bruce…

By Renita Burns

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Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson Honored With Leadership Award

Funds raised from gala to help minority and women businesses

NBA All-Star Earvin “Magic” Johnson received the Entrepreneurial Leadership Award on Thursday at The Council…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Washington Report: Updates from Capitol Hill

High court justice to retire; DOE invests in HBCUs

Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens said he will step down when the court finishes…

By Joyce Jones

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NAACP Drops Lawsuit Against Wells Fargo

Bank, group plan to work to improve financial literacy for blacks

The NAACP announced that it has dropped its mortgage-discrimination lawsuit against Wells Fargo Bank.

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Majority Believe ‘Negro’ Should be Removed From Census

While many find it to be offensive, the Census Bureau accommodates those who still identify with the term

When BlackEnterprise.com recently polled readers about the term “Negro” on the 2010 Census form, a…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Researcher of Blacks in Higher Education Remembered

Journal's founder helped expose racial imbalances in academia

For more than two decades, The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education has been stalwart…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Washington Report: Updates from Capitol Hill

African American jobless rate; Making college affordable

Until this week, when President Barack Obama for a second time signed into law a…

By Joyce Jones

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Despite Missteps, Steele Continues to Court Black Republicans

After backlash, pressure is on GOP leader to deliver results

What’s Michael Steele to do? In yet another embarrassment for the Republican National Committee chairman,…

By Joyce Jones

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Higher Learning

Research presents several factors that can lead to increased graduation rates for black men

By 2020, President Barack Obama envisions America leading the world in producing college graduates; however,…

By Brittany Hutson

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Talking Points: Stock Market Rise & Fall After Inaugural Years

Stocks, as measured by the S&P 500 Index, posted a gain of 23.5% in the…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Ford, Microsoft Announce Energy Partnership

Automaker is counting on home energy management service to make electric hybrid cars more attractive to consumers

Ford announces partnership with Microsoft as the U.S. automaker rolls out its effort in developing…

By Renita Burns

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Washington Report: Updates from Capitol Hill

CBC applauds passage of youth jobs bill; Congress may miss farmers' deadline

With the passage of the $5.7 billion supplemental appropriations bill (HR 4899) on Wednesday, members…

By Joyce Jones

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Atlanta Named Host City of 2010 Entrepreneurs Conference

Mayor Kasim Reed joins Black Enterprise CEO Earl Graves Jr. to make it official

The buzz among black entrepreneurs around the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference coming to Atlanta this…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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LaRosie Roc

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

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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…

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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…

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Recall News

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

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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Washington Report

Washington Report: Week of Oct. 26

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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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Women of Power

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Quality Connections: How to Use Social Media to Advance Your Professional Brand

Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit panelist LC Johnson teaches women how to brand themselves…

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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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