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

Headlines around the Web

Headlines around the Web

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

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

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

A few noteworthy headlines from around the Web

A few noteworthy headlines from around the Web

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

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

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

Plus a new push for welfare reform

Plus a new push for welfare reform

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Comcast Teams with Burrell to Target African-American Consumer

Insiders still wonder if the mega media company serious about diversity

Insiders still wonder if the mega media company serious about diversity

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The White House and GOP Play Blame Game on Energy Costs

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

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

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

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

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

The latest developments from the nation's capitol

The latest developments from the nation’s capitol

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

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

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5 Reasons to Dump Your Customer

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

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

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

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

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

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

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

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

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Black-owned Business Boom. Are You Ready?

See what cities are the best for black businesses and why

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

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

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

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

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

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

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

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Influential Blacks Who Could Bend Presidents’ Ears

African American leaders whose advise, insights led to groundbreaking change

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Volunteer Your Way Out of Student Debt

SponsorChange.org rewards volunteer service with student loan payments

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

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Washington Report: Workers of the World Unite?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Power Moves: GOP Vote to Cut $60 Billion Gives Obama His Next Big Test

Will the president's agenda withstand the pressure?

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At 4:39 a.m. Saturday morning, House Republicans passed a $1.2 trillion budget for the…

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

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

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

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

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I watched the Oprah Winfrey Show…

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Why Democrats and Republicans Hate Obama’s New Budget

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

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

By Joyce Jones

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America Gets the Hook Up

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

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

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

A roundup of recent changes on Capitol Hill

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

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

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

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

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

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

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

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

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

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

By Janel Martinez

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Why Black America No Longer Exists

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

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

By Derek T. Dingle

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

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

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

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

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

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Half of Detroit Public Schools In Danger of Closing

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

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

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

Noteworthy headlines from around the Web...

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

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

Noteworthy headlines from around the Web...

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

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

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

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

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

A few noteworthy headlines from around the Web...

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

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

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

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

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

The IRS launches a smartphone app for iPhone and Android users

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

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Obama’s Plan To Win The Future

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

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

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What Do You Want Obama to Say Tonight?

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

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

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

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

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

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Rescuing Communities of Color

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

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

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Washington Report: House Republicans Pass Healthcare Repeal

The battle over heathcare continues on Capital Hill

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

By Joyce Jones

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For-Profit Educational Institutions Under Fire

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

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

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Democrats Stand Up Against ObamaCare Repeal

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

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

By Joyce Jones

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

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

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

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

Three tips to help reposition your organization

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

By Derek T. Dingle

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

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

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

By Janel Martinez

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Michael Steele Drops Out of RNC Chairman’s Race

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

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

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CBC React to Arizona Shooting, More Security Needed

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

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

By Joyce Jones

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Obama Delivers Powerful Speech Honoring Arizona Shooting Victims

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

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

By Joyce Jones

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WATCH: 50 Cent Talks New Headphones & Potential Maybach Deal

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

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

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In the News: Job Bias Charges Hit Record High

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

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

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Haiti One Year After the Earthquake: Struggling for Survival

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

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

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In the News: Groupon Flexes Its International Muscles

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

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

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Where’s the Real Help for Ted Williams?

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

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

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In the News: Danyel Smith Named Editor-in-Chief of Billboard

The seasoned journalist takes top position at the music industry trade publication.

Earlier this morning noted journalist and author Danyel Smith announced that she had taken on…

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In the News: Harlem Legend Dies at 93

Bobby Robinson left his mark on R&B and rap; all from his tiny Harlem record shop

The South Carolina native who opened the first black-owned business on 125th Street died on…

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Dogfight Over Repeal of Healthcare Reform

GOP call it a job killer as jobs are added to the economy

House Republicans wasted no time during their first week in charge laying the groundwork for…

By Joyce Jones

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In the News: Taxpayers Given Three More Days to File 2010 Returns

A federal holiday shifts the traditional deadline back from the dreaded April 15th

The Internal Revenue Service announces taxpayers have until April 18, 2011 to file their 2010…

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Will CBC Be Able to Stop Republicans?

New chair says Dems will have to fight to protect gains they had in 2010

Scores of politicians, business executives, entrepreneurs and Washington insiders filed into the Congressional Auditorium of…

By Derek T. Dingle

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In the News: White House Property Value Drops

The presidential pad dropped 23.6% in value over the last three years

The 132-room mansion dropped nearly a quarter of its value, according to the real estate…

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In the News: TV No Longer a Viable News Source for Young Adults

Findings show the under-30 crowd gets news primarily from the Internet

The Internet has surpassed television as the main national and international news source for people…

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Obama Ends Year on a High, Surviving Midterm Shellacking

One expert predicts Republicans wont be so compromising next year

Looking toward the future
The media has been abuzz this week over President Obama’s conversation with…

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Why the Big Bowl Games Are Big Business

Washington DC official discusses economic impact the Military Bowl could have on the city

The University of Maryland Terps will face the East Carolina University Pirates in the 2010…

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JULY 24, 2008: Detective Brian White and Joanne Kinney, an investigator from Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy's office, attempted to serve Bobby Ferguson with a subpoena while he was at the home of Kilpatrick's sister, Ayanna. Kilpatrick was there at the time and, along with his bodyguards, stopped the officers from entering the residence, which led to Kilpatrick allegedly pushing one of the sheriff's deputies. Kilpatrick later pled no contest to one felony count of assaulting and obstructing a police officer in exchange for a second assault charge being dropped. As part of the deal, he also agreed to resign from office and serve 120 days in jail.

Kwame Kilpatrick’s 14 Most Scandalous Moments

The disgraced Detroit Mayor has a long list of political missteps that have tarnished what could have been a great legacy

Believe it or not, former <strong>Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick</strong> is in hot water—again. Last week…

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Washington Report: Obama Signs Middle Class Tax Cuts Bill Into Law

One lawmaker fears that voters (and Presdent Obama) will suffer for it later

After two weeks of venting and handwringing by their colleagues, House Democratic leaders were able…

By Joyce Jones

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Washington Report: RNC’s Michael Steele Running for Reelection

The Republican National Committee chair tells Fox News he's ready for round two

Speculation over whether Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele would seek a second term came…

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Washington Report: Congressional Black Caucus Opposes Obama Tax Plan

How will the plan impact the lives of African-Americans? The debate continues

The Congressional Black Caucus and the White House delivered dueling messages about how President Obama’s…

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The Twitterverse is constantly buzzing with an outlined play-by-play on the latest in news, entertainment and trending topics—to name a few on the long list of online conversation starters. Twitter users are, in total, sending an average of 55 million tweets a day, according to a Twitter study released last April. Of course, with all that chatter it's easy to block out a lot of it, but within all the noise there's still a large percentage that catches your attention in one way or another. In an effort to make sure you're not missing out on the valuable commentary and comments online, BlackEnterprise.com will now curate the tweets throughout the week staffers think were worth taking note of, whether an expert, celebrity or or even you masterminded the tweet. With all that went down on Capitol Hill this week, this BE Tweets of the Week package is all about the GOP, Dems, and good ol' politics. --Janel Martinez

BE Tweets of the Week: #BEPolitics

Six political tweets BE couldn't ignore�and neither should you

BlackEnterprise.com will curate the tweets staffers thought were worth taking note of, whether an expert,…

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Breaking News: Democrats Reject Obama-Republican Tax Plan

The President's plan to alleviate unemployment woes gets derailed. Now what?

The Democratic Caucus spent most of Thursday morning in a closed-door meeting to discuss their…

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SURVEY: The Economy & You

Tell Black Enterprise how you feel and we'll tell the White House!

Had it up to here with the state of the economy and how the country’s…

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Rangel Tangled: House Censures Disgraced Politician

Attempts to get a lesser sanction by the New York Democratic Rep are rebuked

A sad chapter in the political career of the legendary New York Rep. Charles Rangel…

By Joyce Jones

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Washington Report: Black Farmers Settlement Bill Clears the House

Black farmers may soon be compensated, but some say the claims process will be a tough row to hoe

After decades of waiting, Black farmers may soon be compensated for acts of discrimination. But…

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POLL: Is President Obama Freezing Out Federal Employees?

The administration proposes a two-year pay hold on wages to cut the deficit

The Obama administration proposed a two-year pay freeze on Monday for civilian federal employees. The…

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Washington Report: Congresswoman Maxine Waters Wants Her Day in Court

The ethics committee asks for more time to build its case against her

Rep. Maxine Waters is calling on the ethics committee to schedule her trial before the…

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POLL: Can President Obama Still Bring About the Change We Need?

How should Obama proceed with the “new Congress?”

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Ethics Committee Votes to Censure Charlie Rangel

See what other Black politicians have to say about the decision

After nearly a three hour deliberation period, the House ethics committee moves to censure Rep.…

By Joyce Jones

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Google’s Boutiques.com Open for Business

The mega search engine clicks into the fashion industry with its e-commerce site

Google debuts Boutiques.com, an assortment of virtual boutiques curated by bloggers, celebrities, designers, trends and…

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Chase Waives Foreign Transaction Fees

Planning a trip overseas? You might want to take one of these cards with you

If you have a specialty credit card with Chase and you’re a frequent overseas traveler,…

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CBC Withholds Leadership Support Until Rep. James Clyburn Gets a Solid Deal

Why it's critical for Black representatives to have a leadership role in the House

On the eve before House Democrats vote to elect the leadership team that they hope…

By Joyce Jones

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Rockmelt Puts Friends and Followers at Your Fingertips

New web browser navigates bumpy start, but its best features may prove to be its saving grace

Rockmelt integrates social media, news feeds, and friends/followers with a Chromium-based browser making it easier…

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Mark Zuckerberg Says ‘This Is Not An Email Killer’

Facebook confirms email service as part of latest website feature

Zuckerberg announced the latest Facebook offering and broke the “modern messaging service” down into three…

By Janel Martinez

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12 Hip Hop Stars Who’d Reign Supreme if They Were Politicians

What would happen if your favorite rapper was running the show in D.C.

If hip-hoppers ran the country, who would they be? Here’s a list of artists who…

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The Top 11 Black Real Estate Moguls

See how these brokers, developers and investors weathered the storm and sail on to success

Here’s a list of 11 of the top black real estate moguls in the country.

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Unemployed? The White House and Monster.com Want to Hear from You

The Obama administration is giving job hunters the opportunity to sound off about the economy

The White House is teaming up with Monster.com to weigh in on the economy via…

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Military to Mainstream: Why Our Veterans Need Our Support Year-Round

The return from war is often fraught with battles at home and at work

Veteran’s Day. It’s that time of year when the nation turns its attention to the…

By Joyce Jones

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Fixing the Economy: What Would YOU Do?

Be president for a moment and take our poll

Have things turned out like you thought they would when you voted in the presidential…

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Could Black Entrepreneurs Lose Their Share of $20 Billion?

Minority businesses urged to support historic MWBE procurement law

A group of politicians and government officials have urged minority entrepreneurs to support a New…

By Derek T. Dingle

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POLL: How Much is Too Much When it Comes to Company Cuts?

Texas state workers have to take out their own garbage. What's next?

With companies cutting budgets in a plight to remain viable in recessionary times, how much…

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Before You Vote, Do The Math

Will your federal income taxes go up or down in 2011? See how your vote could be the deciding factor

If tax anger determines who you’ll vote for on November 2nd, don’t go to the…

By John Simons

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POLL: Racism or Realism?

Did race or reality play a role in urging Meek to drop out?

Did race play a role in asking Meek to drop out of the election or…

By Joyce Jones

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The Midterm Elections: Rep. Kendrick Meek, Gov. Deval Patrick & Allen West

A review of Black candidates running for office in the Nov. 2nd elections

To help you be informed and prepared when you go to cast your vote on…

By Joyce Jones

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Will Election Day Check-In Lure Millennials to the Polls?

New geolocation service may draw younger crowd Nov. 2.

This week, Foursquare in partnership with Google, Rock The Vote, Pew Center and several other…

By Janel Martinez

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The Midterm Elections: Candidate Cedric Richmond

A review of Black candidates running for office in the Nov. 2nd elections

To help you be informed and prepared when you go to cast your vote on…

By Joyce Jones

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The Midterm Elections: Candidate Hansen Clarke

A review of Black candidates running for office in the Nov. 2nd elections

To help you be informed and prepared when you go to cast your vote on…

By Joyce Jones

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3 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Find Business Opportunities with Government

Entrepreneurs must be proactive and creative to gain capital and contracts

Entrepreneurs with imagination, chutzpa and hustle will be among those that find lucrative opportunities. DASNY…

By Derek T. Dingle

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The Midterm Elections: Candidate Terri Sewell

A review of Black candidates running for office in the Nov. 2nd elections

To help you be informed and prepared when you go to cast your vote on…

By Joyce Jones

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The Midterm Elections: Candidate Tim Scott

A review of Black candidates running for office in the Nov. 2nd elections

To help you be informed and prepared when you go to cast your vote on…

By Joyce Jones

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The Midterm Elections: Your Guide to the Black Candidates in the Race

As November 2nd approaches, we take a look at how some of our candidates stack up

To help you be informed and prepared when you go to cast your vote on…

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‘Black in America’ Shows One Pastor’s Determination to End Debt

Pastor DeForest Soaries installed a four-step wealth building program at his NJ church

Pastor Soaries says debt is equivalent to a kind of slavery
It all started seven years…

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NAACP President Ben Jealous Honored by ‘Time,’ Rising Star in Politics

Ben Jealous receives award as the organization ramps up pressure on Tea Party

Jealous, the youngest president of the NAACP, was honored by Time magazine as one of…

By Renita Burns

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Let’s Go Team

When a retail professional leads by example, everyone benefits

You oversee 450 stores that employ approximately 75,000 employees. How do you keep employees motivated…

By Aisha I. Jefferson

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A. Barry Rand Appointed to Key Post in Obama Administration

Rand continues his lifelong mission of service

President Obama appointed A. Barry Rand to his Advisory Council on Financial Capability last week.…

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Watch: CNN Tackles Almighty Debt on ‘Black in America’

Host Soledad O�Brien talks to Black Enterprise editors about our community�s struggles with debt management

Soledad O’Brien takes a look at “almighty debt,” its effect on the Black community and…

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UPDATE Breaking News: Mysterious Package Received at NAACP Offices Today

The organization receives death threats as it calls for Tea Party to expel racists

NAACP President Ben Jealous says the organization has seen a number of death threats over…

By Renita Burns

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Four Reasons Midterm Elections Matter

Lawmakers, political analysts warn that changing of the guard will hurt most African Americans

Voter turnout for midterm elections tends to be anemic compared to presidential contests. In 2006,…

By Joyce Jones

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McDonald’s COO Gives Three Keys to Career Success

Don Thompson tells how to get ahead in corporate America

In an exclusive interview with BlackEnterprise.com, Don Thompson, COO & President of McDonald’s USA, discussed…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Black CEOs Demand More Diversity in the C-Suite

ELC expands mission to focus on global leadership

With the mission of expanding black corporate leadership across the globe, the Executive Leadership Council,…

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John Legend Politics Outtake

John Legend on politics

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White House Offers Support for Women-Owned Small Businesses

With the SBA, the Obama administration aims to push dollars towards women entrepreneurs

The SBA announced the new rule at the Women’s Entrepreneurship Conference hosted by the White…

By Renita Burns

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Liberals, Progressives Rally for Jobs and Voter Turnout

One Nation pushes to keep a Democratic-controlled Congress

A veritable rainbow coalition of thousands recently gathered at the Lincoln Memorial as part of…

By Joyce Jones

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Ohio State Treasurer Kevin Boyce Not Going Out Without a Fight

His campaign offers promise to boost minority business, financial literacy

Overseeing $5 billion, including a $150 billion public pension fund, Boyce represents one of four…

By Derek T. Dingle

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House Approves Small Business Lending Fund

Obama will sign the bill into law this week

The House of Representatives today approved Senate amendments to the Small Business Lending Fund Act…

By Joyce Jones

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Republicans Release Agenda in “Pledge for America”

Democrats say its the same old, same old

Hoping that history will repeat itself, House Republicans unveiled today “A Pledge to America,” a…

By Joyce Jones

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Rallying Global Support to Rebuild Haiti

Clinton Initiative offers opportunities to Haitian entrepreneurs

Former President Bill Clinton focused on rallying a diverse group of global leaders to step…

By Derek T. Dingle

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STEM Spotlight: Burns Leads Effort to Change The Equation

Advice and news about careers, education, and business opportunities in science and technology

The White House pegged Xerox CEO, Ursula Burns, to lead the Educate to Innovate program.…

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Friends and Colleagues Bid Adieu to a Legend

Ronald Walters is remembered as a tireless activist and scholar

Ronald W. Walters, the nation’s foremost scholar of the politics of race, was honored at…

By Joyce Jones

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Sharpton to Launch Syndicated TV Show

Sunday morning program will focus on education and closing achievement gaps

Civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton announced on Thursday plans to launch a Sunday morning…

By Joyce Jones

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Graves, Locke and Wade discuss Commerce Department initiatives aimed at boosting small business and job creation. "We wanted to present these awards," said Locke, "to recognize business people who help move our economy in the right direction."

Congressional Black Caucus Honors Visionary Entrepreneurs

Graves, Howroyd and Tos� recognized by 21st Century Council at the U.S. Commerce Department

At an event held at the U.S. Commerce Department on Tuesday, September 14, the Congressional…

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Obama to GOP: Stop Playing Political Games

On the eve of 9/11 anniversary, president defends economic strategy and asks for patience

According to Obama, the economic crisis has been so deep and so wide that his…

By Joyce Jones

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Can Obama Pave The Way to New Jobs?

New economic initiative likely to boost employment, but may not move the needle for black-owned businesses

Standing before a group of labor union crowd in Milwaukee on Labor Day, President Obama…

By Joyce Jones

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With Troops Out of Iraq, Obama to Shift Focus to Economy

Congressional Black Caucus expresses praise, caution for the end of the combat mission

In a prime-time address from the Oval Office Tuesday night, President Obama officially declared an…

By Joyce Jones

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Obama Announces the End of Operation Iraqi Freedom

In remarks prepared for delivery to the American people on August 31, 2010, the President officially ends the war in Iraq

President Barack H. Obama, in remarks prepared for delivery on August 31, 2010, officially announces…

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Glenn Beck, Al Sharpton Host Dueling Rallies

March to "Restore Honor" vs. rally to "Reclaim the Dream" of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

If the tens of thousands of Tea Party patriots who descended on the National Mall…

By Joyce Jones

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Katrina +5: Jobs Lag and the Road Home Remains Uncertain

Locals hope new mayors recovery efforts will be more successful

If jobs and housing are the barometers by which recoveries are judged, five years after…

By Joyce Jones

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Katrina +5: Billions of Dollars Later, La. Has Made Strides

Despite evidence of progress on the anniversary of Katrina, recovery is still a learning process

On August 29, 2005, the United States experienced the greatest natural disaster in the nation’s…

By Joyce Jones

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Katrina +5: SBA, Taken by Surprise, Unprepared to Quickly Offer Aid

Businesses most prepared for rainy days most likely to succeed

When Katrina struck, SBA was in the middle of a transformation that included an internal…

By Joyce Jones

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MEDWeek: Small Businesses Seek Suitors

The SBA's mentor-protg program can open doors to contracting opportunities

SBA’s mentor-protégé program enables large companies to provide a variety of assistance to 8(a) firms,…

By Joyce Jones

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Meek Prevails in U.S. Senate Primary

Experts question whether he can pull out another win in November

With 99% of precincts reporting, Rep. Kendrick Meek [JJ1] (D-Florida) handily won his state’s Democratic…

By Joyce Jones

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Black Enterprise iPad App: The Best Business Magazine App

5 ways the BE app outshines the competition, setting a new standard for magazines

Black Enterprise isn’t the first business publication to produce an iPad app, but it is…

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Government, Scientists Differ on BP Oil Spill’s Lasting Effects

Evidence found of deepwater oil, which could present long-term threat to marine life

Rep. Ed Markey (D-Massachusetts), chairman of the House Energy and Environment Subcommittee, grilled government scientists…

By Joyce Jones

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Deadline Looms For Sustainable Community Grants

Obama Administration pushes for greener urban neighborhoods; applications due before midnight on August 23

The Partnership for Sustainable Communities is an initiative of the Department of Housing and Urban…

By Joyce Jones

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MED Week Focus: International Business Opportunities

Conference also will play matchmaker to small firms and major corporations

The Minority Business Development Agency[JJ1] ’s annual National Minority enterprise Development (MED) Week[JJ2] conference kicks…

By Joyce Jones

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WATCH: Introducing the Black Enterprise iPad App

Preview the features and functionality of the best business magazine app ever developed

Here’s an exclusive look at the Black Enterprise iPad app.

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Green Insider: B.E. Forum to Discuss the New Energy Economy

Eco-friendly resources for businesses and individuals

Join Black Enterprise this November for Part 2 of a Conversation on Energy hosted by…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Urban Radio Pioneer Sidney L. Small Laid to Rest

Rev. Al Sharpton delivers eulogy, Stevie Wonder performs in tribute to Access 1 Communications Chairman and CEO

Funeral services for Sidney L. Small, chairman and CEO of Access.1 Communications Corp., were held…

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Maxine Waters Vows to Fight Ethics Charges

Denies using her influence to help husbands financial interest in OneUnited Bank

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-California) vigorously defended herself at a Friday morning press conference with reporters…

By Joyce Jones

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Blacks Continue to Climb on Broadband Bandwagon

African Americans have highest Internet growth rate of any major demographic group

The rate of African Americans adopting broadband has grown to 56% from 46% at a…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Education Trust: 4 Keys to Closing the Higher Education Gap

Researchers seek ways to narrow the college graduation rate between blacks and whites

If a solid college education is a necessary journey on the path to wealth and…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Johnson Rice Steps Down as CEO of Johnson Publishing

Handing reigns to former White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers, she remains as chairman

Linda Johnson Rice has stepped down as CEO of Johnson Publishing Co. (No. 22 on…

By Sonja

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Ariel Investments, UBR Radio Show Fetes “Game Changers”

Ebony Editor-in-Chief Amy Dubois Barnett, entrepreneur Farrah Gray named among Chicago's under-40 black achievers

Recently named Ebony magazine Editor-in-Chief Amy Dubois Barnett and entrepreneurial prodigy Farrah Gray are among…

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African American Unemployment Rate Inched Higher in July

Jobless rate grew to 15.6% for blacks, while overall rate is unchanged at 9.5%

The unemployment rate for African Americans was edged slightly higher in July to 15.6%, from…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Women of Power: 4 Boss Moves to Get Salary You Deserve

As the pay gap for women and men is highlighted today for Equal Pay Day,…

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10th Women of Power Summit Most Successful of All Time

Last week, Black Enterprise’s 10th Women of Power Summit, hosted by State Farm in Ft.…

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