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Obama on the Record: Closing Remarks at Health Forum

CLOSING REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AT HEALTH CARE FORUM FOLLOWED BY Q&A
THE PRESIDENT: To…

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Biden on the Record: Investing in Infrastructure

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Investments

Remarks by the Vice President on Investing in Transportation Infrastructure for the 21st Century…

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Obama on the Record: Health Reform

President Addresses Healthcare

Remarks of President Barack Obama at the White House Forum on Health Reform
THE PRESIDENT:…

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Day 44

Joined by campaign rival Sen. John McCain and others, Obama signed a presidential memorandum that…

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Obama, Brown Discuss Economy During White House Meeting

President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Gordon Brown meet in the Oval Office. (Source:…

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Transcript: Q&A by Obama, Brown

President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Gordon Brown. (Source: White House)
President Barack Obama: Hello, everybody.…

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U.S. Releases Funds for Transportation Projects

President Barack Obama addresses a crowd gathered at the Department of Transportation to discuss…

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Transcript: Obama, Biden Announce Transportation Investment

President Barack Obama addresses a crowd gathered at the Department of Transportation to discuss…

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Day 43

During a White House visit, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Obama discussed shared concerns,…

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Women’s History Month Proclamation

With passion and courage, women have taught us that when we band together to…

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Transcript: Obama, Sebelius

REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AND HHS SECRETARY NOMINEE KATHLEEN SEBELIUS

REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AND HHS SECRETARY NOMINEE KATHLEEN SEBELIUS
THE PRESIDENT: Hello, everybody. Last…

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Obama Nominates Sebelius Secretary of HHS

President Announces Release of $155 Million of ARRA Funds for Health Clinics Across America

President Obama nominates Governor Kathleen Sebelius Secretary of HHS, Announces Release of $155 Million…

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Day 42

Obama nominates Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to serve as secretary of the Department of Health…

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Day 41

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announces $300 million in aid to Gaza.
Clinton speaks with…

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Day 40

In his weekly address, Obama defends his budget proposal, stressing the importance of fiscal responsibility,…

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Weekly Address: Budget

Two years ago, we set out on a journey to change the way that…

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Obama Holds First Meeting with Black Lawmakers

Congressional Black Caucus discusses community issues

The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) held its first meeting at the White House with President…

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Day 39

Obama thanks troops at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina for their their service and pledged…

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Day 38

Obama unveils his FY 2010 budget outline, which called for a staggering $3.55 trillion in…

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Day 37

Obama named his third nominee for Commerce secretary, former Washington Gov. Gary Locke.
The president also…

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GOP Response: ‘Americans Can Do Anything’

Governor Bobby Jindal’s Republican Address: “Americans Can Do Anything”
“Good evening.  I’m Bobby Jindal, Governor…

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Transcript: Obama’s Congressional Address

Remarks of President Barack Obama’s Address to Joint Session of Congress
Madame Speaker, Mr. Vice…

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Republican Gov. Jindal’s Take on Obama’s Speech

Though President Barack Obama hasn’t released his economic speech, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal…

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Obama Vows ‘We Will Rebuild’ America

President Barack Obama delivered his first speech to a joint session of Congress. While it…

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Day 36

Obama made his first joint address to Congress. The president said said it was time…

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Q&A: Fiscal Summit

President Barack Obama discussed the economy during the Fiscal Responsibility Summit. (Source: White House)
Remarks by…

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Fiscal Responsibility Summit Remarks

Remarks by the President and the Vice President at Opening of Fiscal Responsibility Summit
Vice…

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Day 35

Obama addressed the National Governors Association and announced that Biden would supervise implementation of the…

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Obama Lends Cities A Helping Hand, Warns Against Waste

Mayors voice concern about funds distribution, federal-local relationships

In many ways, the nation’s mayors may feel the hardest hit by the current state…

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Day 34

The Obamas hosted their first black-tie dinner with the nation’s governors.
The first lady hosted…

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Day 33

In his weekly address, Obama told taxpayers that effective April 1, they would begin to…

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Weekly Address: Tax Cuts

Earlier this week, I signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act —…

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Day 32

Obama and Biden met with a group of mayors from across the country to discuss…

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Post Issues ‘Apology’ Over Racist Cartoon

The New York Post did something it rarely does. The paper apologized for running Sean…

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Day 31

President Obama made his first overseas trip, to Canada, where he met with Governor General…

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Day 30

Obama traveled to Phoenix, Arizona, to unveil his plan to help homeowners facing foreclosure. The…

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Day 29

Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act during a ceremony at the…

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Obama Signs Stimulus Bill Into Law

Sweeping Package Aims to Jumpstart Economy

President Barack Obama is travelling to Denver, Colorado, today to sign the American Recovery and…

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Day 28

Obama decides not to appoint a car czar, instead he tapped Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner…

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Day 27

White House officials appeared to backtrack slightly on the administration’s promise to limit executive bonuses…

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Day 26

In his weekly address, Obama hailed Congress for passing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act…

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Weekly Address: A Major Milestone

This week, I spent some time with Americans across the country who are hurting…

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Day 25

With no Republican yes votes, the House of Representatives passes a revised version of the…

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The Stimulus Plan Must Give Minority-Owned Businesses and Minorities a Fair Shake

Despite years of effort, minority-owned businesses are still drastically underrepresented in the U.S. economy.

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Day 24

Obama, lawmakers, and other dignitaries honored the 200th birthday of Abraham Lincoln during a ceremony…

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The $800 Billion Question: Will Foreign Creditors Continue to Finance U.S. Debt?

As stimulus plan gears up, will our creditworthiness dwindle?

I’ve been laying awake at night worrying about our credit status. I’m not talking about…

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Black Congressman to Run for Alabama Governor

Politician faces uphill battle in state with deep racial wounds

Let it never be said that Rep. Artur Davis isn’t up for a challenge. The…

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Day 23

Before leaving for Virginia to meet with Gov. Tim Kaine as part of his hearts…

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A Historic Day of Reporting at the White House

Embracing progression, firsts of our own

It started with a phone call from a member of the White House press office…

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Obama: ‘Help Is on the Way’

Obama Goes on Offensive to Get Economic Plan Passed

In an exclusive one–on-one interview President Barack Obama discusses the recovery package, his expansive economic…

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Day 22

The Senate passes the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Obama takes his $800 billion recovery…

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How to Avoid Being Obsolete in These Turbulent Times

An executive recruiter gives advice on staying relevant

Career Survival Guide: Tools to assess your skills & tackle the job hunt.

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Day 21

Obama holds a town hall in Elkhart, Indiana, to discuss how his recovery plan will…

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Day 20

Biden and Russian Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov meet for bilateral talks during the third…

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Day 19

In his weekly address, Obama discussed the unemployment numbers and reiterated the need for the…

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Weekly Address: Compromise

Yesterday began with some devastating news with regard to our economic crisis. But I’m…

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Obama Signs Order to Form Economic Recovery Board

Advisers to map out best way to implement stimulus bill

Against the backdrop of the release of staggering unemployment figures and fierce debate among Senate…

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Liberty Bank Acquires United Bank Branches

Customers to have a larger banking network

After announcing its buyout this week of cross-town bank United Bank and Trust Co., Alden…

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Day 18

Obama establishes the Economic Recovery Advisory Board, which is headed by former Federal Reserve chief…

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Day 17

Obama attends the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington and later signs an executive order establishing…

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State-by-State: Obama’s Economic Plan

President Unveils Impact of Economic Plan on States

The White House released state-specific information of the impact of President Barack Obama’s American Recovery…

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Day 16

The Treasury Department issues new limits on executive pay for financial institutions that are receiving…

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Daschle Withdraws as HHS Nominee

Move Will Likely Affect Speed of Healthcare Reform

Tom Daschle withdrew Tuesday as President Barack Obama’s nominee for health and human services secretary…

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Day 15

Eric V. Holder is sworn in as the first African American attorney general of the…

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Holder Sworn In as Attorney General

Lawyer Is First African American to Hold Post

Eric Holder won Senate confirmation as attorney general late Monday night, making him the 82nd…

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African American History Month Proclamation

President Obama issues proclamation kicking off African American History Month

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Day 14

Middle East envoy George Mitchell met with French President Nicolas Sarkozy to discuss peace talks…

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Day 13

On Super Bowl Sunday, Obama had a bi-partisan party at the White House, inviting over…

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Day 12

In his weekly address, Obama urged lawmakers to pass the America Recovery and Reinvestment Plan…

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President’s Weekly Address: Obama Urges Prompt Passage of Economic Plan

n his weekly address, Obama highlighted recent statistics showing continuing deterioration in the economy and…

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Christina Norman Named CEO of Oprah Winfrey Network

Former MTV President to Oversee Cable Channel

Former MTV President Christina Norman has been named CEO of OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network,…

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Michael Steele Elected RNC’s First Black Chairman

Michael Steele Brings Change to the GOP

Former Maryland Lieutenant Gov. Michael Steele won the Republican National Committee chairman’s race, becoming the…

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RNC Chairman Michael Steele’s Acceptance Speech

RNC Chairman Michael Steele’s acceptance speech

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Day 11

Obama signed the Middle Class Working Families Task Force executive order and launched the Task…

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Day 10

Obama signs his first piece of legislation, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009,…

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House Passes Obama’s Economic Plan

Republicans Vote Against Bill

President Barack Obama is one step closer to putting in place his plan to stimulate…

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House Votes No on Digital Delay

Defeat Means Transition Will Take Place as Planned

The House voted against postponing the Feb 17. nationwide digital television switch today. The vote…

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White House Launches Recovery Site

Acknowledging that Americans are “skeptical about the size and scale” of his $825 billion recovery…

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Is the RNC Ready to Elect Its First Black Chair?

0128_gop-logoThis week, 168 Republican National Committee members will cast votes to elect a new chairman.…

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Day 9

Obama launched recovery.com, a Web site to provide transparency into how and where tax dollars…

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Obama Launches Auto Emissions Battle

After receiving the confirmation to head the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday, Lisa Jackson…

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Day 8

Obama meets with House and Senate Republicans on Capitol Hill to discuss his American Recovery…

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Day 7

With a vote of 60-34, the Senate confirms Timothy Geithner as secretary of the U.S.…

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Special Report: Leadership Lessons from the President

What you can learn from Barack Obamas management style

Barack Obama was known as “No Drama Obama” during his historic presidential campaign. And according…

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Special Report: Team Obama

The Who's Who of the White House

Much has been made of President Barack Obama’s assemblage of “a team of rivals” for…

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Fixing the Economy

Our Board of Economists offers President Obama advice on putting America back to work

Believe it or not, there’s one aspect of Barack Obama’s ascendance to the White House…

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Day 6

National Economic Council Director Lawrence Summers discusses the administration’s plan to deal with the economic…

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Day 5

In his first weekly address as president, Obama discussed a new White House report on…

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Weekly Address: How the AARA Will Jump-Start the Economy

We begin this year and this Administration in the midst of an unprecedented crisis…

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Day 4

Lisa Jackson is confirmed as head of the Environmental Protection Agency.
Obama rescinded the “Mexico City…

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Inside The Daily Briefing

Black Enterprise's editor-in-chief reflects on the chance of a lifetime

When I was a cub reporter for the Norfolk Journal and Guide, one of the…

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Day 3

Obama issued a series of Executive Orders, including one that orders the closing of the…

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Obama Signs Orders to Close Guantanamo, Prohibit Torture

President also signs order setting up interagency task force on detainees

President Barack Obama signed four executive orders today that will shut down Cuba’s Guantanamo Bay…

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Obama’s Executive Orders

Today, President Barack Obama met with the following retired general officers.
At the close of…

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Obama Reverses Bush Administration Policies

It’s the second full day of the Barack Obama presidency and Black Enterprise is included…

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Day 2

Obama calls leaders of Egypt, Israel and Palestinian Authority to discuss issues of the region.…

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GM Designer Talks Economy, Creative Interiors

First black woman in her post stresses forward thinking

Reports indicate that auto executives expect the industry to be hit by a wave of…

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Ushering in the Obama Era

New President sets tone of leadership, accountability

For the nation, the swearing-in signaled a new chief executive who would work to take…

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President, Wife Kick off Night of Balls With ‘Neighbors’

The First Lady steps out in Jason Wu white gown

The night of inaugural balls began with President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Ready for Day One

Immediately following President Barack Obama’s formal swearing in, some of his aides made their way…

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Inauguration Memories from Harlem

A nation celebrates history

People from every race descended on Harlem’s Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Plaza to witness the…

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Parade Watchers Say Wait Was Well Worth It

Visitors reflect on their experiences at the inauguration

Frigid weather and more than an hour delay did not deter hundreds from snagging a…

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Reactions Heard Around the World

From Chicago to Japan, the manifestation of joy is universal

Joy rang out around the nation and globe as Barack Obama took the presidential oath…

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Day 1

Barack Hussein Obama is sworn in as the 44th president of the United States…

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Special Report: Election ’08

What you can learn from Barack Obamas management style

Barack Obama was known as “No Drama Obama” during his historic presidential campaign. And according…

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Performers Take To the Streets For Inaugural Parade

Bands from Barack and Michelle Obama's alma maters perform

At least 93 organizations from across the country accepted an invitation to march in President…

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Sens. Kennedy, Byrd Fall Ill at Luncheon

Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Massachusetts) suffered a seizure at a post-inauguration luncheon for President…

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Revelers Gather in Harlem to Watch History Being Made

Bonds are formed in witnessing dream come true

Out in the fresh air of 125th Street in Harlem, New York just minutes after…

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Obama and Lincoln: From Food Themes to the Bible

The historic inauguration of President Barack Obama comes at another prime historic ocassion, the Abraham…

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Transcript: Obama’s Inaugural Address

Barack Hussein Obama’s Inaugural Address
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Washington, D.C.
My fellow citizens:
I stand here today…

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It Is Done

At 12:05 pm, Barack Hussein Obama Jr. became the 44th President of the United States…

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New York Watches with Anticipation as Obama Becomes President

Children beam with excitement, intellectuals beam with pride

In contrast to the elementary excitement at Democracy College Prep School–where everyone is excited just…

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Obama Sworn In as President of the U.S.

Barack Hussein Obama Jr. was sworn into office as the 44th president of the United…

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It’s Really Happening

It is, indeed, a glorious day, a perfect first day of the Presidential administration of Barack Obama.

It is, indeed, a glorious day, a perfect first day of the Presidential administration of…

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Vendors Capitalize on Obamamania

Merchandise sold in 4 inaugural zones around the Washington Mall

As 2 million people flood the streets of Washington D.C. today to witness Barack Obama…

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Democracy Prep Witnesses Democracy in Action

Eighth graders Monique Grocia, Zyaire Taylor, and Melia Douyon sit at a welcome table…

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Record-Setting Crowd on Cold, Cloudy Day

Security measures and crowd capacity are expected to be unprecented as President-elect Barack Obama…

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Eyewitness to History

I am seated on the Southwest side of the U.S. Capitol  Building waiting for…

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Somehow, the Word ‘Crowd’ Doesn’t Quite Say It

Did I say there was a crowd at the Greenbelt, Md., Metro station this morning?…

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Obama Starts Day at Church

President-elect Barack Obama and his wife Michelle are greeted at St. John’s Episcopal Church by…

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A Cold Morning in a New America

It’s a great day in America. And God, it’s too cold.
Joining the crowd in Greenbelt,…

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More Blacks Say King’s Dream Fulfilled

A great majority of African-Americans believe that Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream of racial…

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25 Years…And Change

I am back where it all began, in Washington, D.C., to cover the presidential inauguration of one Barack Hussein Obama Jr.

The presidential inauguration of Barack Obama brings me full circle. My first ever professional reporting…

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A Woman With a Cause: Reparations

Queen Mother Dr. Delois Blakely, the community mayor of Harlem, New York, is clearly a…

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The World Awaits No. 44

The world waits for Barack Obama inauguration.

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BE Publisher Reflects on Obama-King Connection

Celebrity sightings in Washington, DC, are nothing new these days but still, it hasn’t diminished…

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Finding Inspiration in a New President

Ever since President-elect Barack Obama began to capture the nation’s attention, he has been…

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Obama Does His Part

President-elect Barack Obama did his part. And so did thousands of other Americans on today,…

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Private-Equity Firms Seek to Expand Influence in Obama Era

With the inauguration of Barack Obama as the first black president of the U.S. a…

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CBCF and the People’s Inauguration Project

Sylvester Charles Williams, 100, flew to Washington, DC, to celebrate Obama’s inauguration at the…

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Voices From Washington

Continuing a Family Tradition
Ever since President-elect Barack Obama won the Iowa caucus, North Carolina…

By Joyce Jones

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Transcript: Obama Thanks America

Transcript of President-elect Barack Obama’s remarks at the Lincoln Memorial celebration.
Washington, D.C.
Sunday, January 18,…

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Dispatches From the Mall …

Dispatches from the opening inaugural celebration at the Lincoln Memorial
And it is over. The…

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The People’s Concert

(Source: PIC)
The star-studded concert kicking off four days of official inaugural celebrations brought out…

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Obama Lays Wreath at Tomb of the Unknowns

President-elect Barack Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden and their wives pay their respects after…

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The People’s Train

As the Obama train slowly rolled into Wilmington, Delaware, it was greeted by almost 8,000…

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Riding the Rails

Senior Photo Editor Lonnie Major and I have boarded the Amtrak train leaving for…

By Derek T. Dingle

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All Aboard the Obama Train

President-elect Barack Obama is embraced by supporter Patricia Stiles after taking the stage with…

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Barack to the Future

“Yes we did,” President-elect Barack Obama shouted as he came to the podium to…

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Onboard for a New Level of Coverage

Black Enterprise magazine editor in chief Derek T. Dingle on the Obama train. (Source: Black…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Obama Takes Econ Message on the Road

President-elect Barack Obama went Bedford Heights, Ohio, today to discuss his American Recovery and Reinvestment…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Lesson Plans Take Inauguration to the Classroom

Organizations work with PIC to offer kids enlightenment

Millions of people are traveling to Washington D.C. to witness history as President-elect Barack Obama…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Before You Head to the Inaugural Festivities …

With only 3 days to go until the word "elect" becomes obsolete for President-elect Barack Obama, there are several things to considering before heading out to the ceremony and other festivities. Here are a few things you should knew as you venture out to become part of history:

With only 3 days to go until the word “elect” becomes obsolete for President-elect Barack…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Banks, Regulators, Consumer Advocates Address Foreclosure

FDIC Chairwoman Sheila C. Bair addresses the 12th Annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit (Source:…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Burris Sworn In as U.S. Senator

New colleagues give warm reception despite apprehension

Roland Burris has officially become Illinois’s state senator, making him the only Black member of…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Obama Presidential Portrait Released

President-elect Barack Obama is all about firsts. For his latest first, the soon to…

By Renita Burns

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New York City Says No to Wal-Mart, Unions Want Boost

New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn gave a rousing speech in support of labor…

By Renita Burns

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The Impact of the Economic Crisis on Diversity Initiatives

As companies trim their workforce and cut costs to weather a faltering economy, women and…

By Renita Burns

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Got TARP?

Small business owners and financial professionals voiced their displeasure with the lack of transparency and…

By Renita Burns

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Wall Street Project Presents Plan to Fix the Economy

The Bush Administration’s $700 billion Wall Street bailout is under fire for misspending and not…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Women of Power

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Cool Jobs: Television Executive Micheline Bowman Balances Career and Side Hustle

Fox News’ Micheline Bowman has more than 15 years experience in television and has a…

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Women of Power: 10 Black Industry Leaders in Television and Film

Though the representation of women of color on TV and in film is still lagging…

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