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Day 16 Daschle Withdraws as HHS Nominee Day 15 Holder Sworn In as Attorney General African American History Month Proclamation Day 14 Day 13 Day 12 President’s Weekly Address: Obama Urges Prompt Passage of Economic Plan Christina Norman Named CEO of Oprah Winfrey Network Michael Steele Elected RNC’s First Black Chairman RNC Chairman Michael Steele’s Acceptance Speech Day 11 Day 10 House Passes Obama’s Economic Plan House Votes No on Digital Delay White House Launches Recovery Site Is the RNC Ready to Elect Its First Black Chair? Day 9 Obama Launches Auto Emissions Battle Day 8 Day 7 Special Report: Leadership Lessons from the President Special Report: Team Obama Fixing the Economy Day 6 Day 5 Weekly Address: How the AARA Will Jump-Start the Economy Day 4 Inside The Daily Briefing Day 3 Obama Signs Orders to Close Guantanamo, Prohibit Torture Obama’s Executive Orders Obama Reverses Bush Administration Policies Day 2 GM Designer Talks Economy, Creative Interiors Ushering in the Obama Era President, Wife Kick off Night of Balls With ‘Neighbors’ Ready for Day One Inauguration Memories from Harlem Parade Watchers Say Wait Was Well Worth It Reactions Heard Around the World Day 1 Special Report: Election ’08 Performers Take To the Streets For Inaugural Parade Sens. Kennedy, Byrd Fall Ill at Luncheon Revelers Gather in Harlem to Watch History Being Made Obama and Lincoln: From Food Themes to the Bible Transcript: Obama’s Inaugural Address It Is Done New York Watches with Anticipation as Obama Becomes President Obama Sworn In as President of the U.S. It’s Really Happening Vendors Capitalize on Obamamania Democracy Prep Witnesses Democracy in Action Record-Setting Crowd on Cold, Cloudy Day Eyewitness to History Somehow, the Word ‘Crowd’ Doesn’t Quite Say It Obama Starts Day at Church A Cold Morning in a New America More Blacks Say King’s Dream Fulfilled 25 Years…And Change A Woman With a Cause: Reparations The World Awaits No. 44 BE Publisher Reflects on Obama-King Connection Finding Inspiration in a New President Obama Does His Part Private-Equity Firms Seek to Expand Influence in Obama Era CBCF and the People’s Inauguration Project Voices From Washington Transcript: Obama Thanks America Dispatches From the Mall … The People’s Concert Obama Lays Wreath at Tomb of the Unknowns The People’s Train Riding the Rails All Aboard the Obama Train Barack to the Future Onboard for a New Level of Coverage Obama Takes Econ Message on the Road Lesson Plans Take Inauguration to the Classroom Before You Head to the Inaugural Festivities … Banks, Regulators, Consumer Advocates Address Foreclosure Burris Sworn In as U.S. Senator Obama Presidential Portrait Released New York City Says No to Wal-Mart, Unions Want Boost The Impact of the Economic Crisis on Diversity Initiatives Got TARP? Wall Street Project Presents Plan to Fix the Economy Black Lawmakers Take Colorado By Storm Step Out In Style Inaugural Weekend Inauguration Updates: Map, Ticket Info, Wyclef Jean, and More Attorney General Nominee Faces Confirmation Fight Governors Buoyed by Obama’s Speech Obama Issues Warning on Economy Parsons Being Considered for Commerce Post Everyday Americans Getting Chance of a Lifetime Obama to Host Youth Ball, Regional Balls Inaugural Night Stand-Ins to Participate in Inauguration Rehearsals Congress Now in Session—Without an Obama Replacement Waited Until the Last Minute? Can’t be There? There’s Hope Burris Is Rejected by Senate If You Like Our New Site, Tell Your Friends. (If You Don’t, Tell Us.) On Inclusion, Transparency, and Corruption Blagojevich Names Obama’s Senate Replacement The Most Intriguing People in Business Obama Fills Out Cabinet Obama Names SBA Chief No More Excuses Obama’s Train Ride, HBCUs Join Celebrations, and More Landrieu to Lead Senate Small Business Panel Internal Review Clears Transition in Senate Probe Obama Makes Energy, Environment Appointments Electoral College to Vote on President Inauguration: Invites, Liquor Sales, and a Celebrity-Filled Ball Illinois Governor’s Scandal Puts Senate Seat in Jeopardy Daschle Tapped to Lead Healthcare Reform Black Churches to Celebrate Inauguration With Ball Events Schedule, Official Inauguration Theme Released B.E. 100s Auto Dealer Charged With Fraud Q&A: Earl Stafford and The People’s Inaugural Project White House Social Secretary to Give Post New Face SCOTUS Rejects Challenge to Obama Citizenship Illinois Governor Arrested on Corruption Charges B.E. 100 CEO to Offer Inauguration Dream for Poor New Economic Policy Post Announced Obama Names Richardson Commerce Chief Obama’s National Security Team Obama Introduces National Security Team Obama Names Economic Recovery Advisory Board Obama Transition Picking Up Speed Rogers Named White House Social Secretary Orszag, Nabors Named to Key Econ Roles Obama Nominates Geithner as Treasury Secretary Obama to Announce Economic Team The Day Obama Moved the Market Likely Pick of Geithner for Treasury Sends Stocks Soaring Clinton Reportedly Accepts Cabinet Post School Is in Session for Obama Broadening a View of the Possible Recession or Depression: Defining Economic Decline Obama May Tap Daschle for Health Secretary Minority Entrepreneurs Hope for a Stronger SBA For Those of You Who Will Be There … Ticket or No Ticket Eric Holder: Next Attorney General? Inauguration Housing: Getting that Extra Buck Lotteries, Luck, and the Inauguration Obama, McCain Meet The GOP Tries to Regroup Obama Takes to Web to Discuss Economy

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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…

By Joyce Jones

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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…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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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…

By Kelly E. Carter

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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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…

By Derek T. Dingle

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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…

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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…

By Brittany Hutson

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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…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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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…

By Joyce Jones

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The World Awaits No. 44

The world waits for Barack Obama inauguration.

By Joyce Jones

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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…

By Joyce Jones

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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…

By Joyce Jones

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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…

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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

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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:…

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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…

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Obama Presidential Portrait Released

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

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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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Black Lawmakers Take Colorado By Storm

African American leaders head both Senate, House

When Rep. Terrance Carroll was sworn in as Speaker of the House of Representatives Wednesday,…

By Renita Burns

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Step Out In Style Inaugural Weekend

Obama-inspired picks to suit your fancy

As Inauguration Day draws near, many have been inspired by President-elect Barack Obama’s ascent to…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Inauguration Updates: Map, Ticket Info, Wyclef Jean, and More

The Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies (JCCIC) released information about the ticket and access…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Attorney General Nominee Faces Confirmation Fight

Republicans concerned about Holder's involvement in clemencies, pardon of fugitive

Democrats are bracing for a contentious confirmation hearing on Jan. 15 when Attorney General-nominee Eric…

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Governors Buoyed by Obama’s Speech

State leaders are optimistic that help is on the way

During these tough economic times, states throughout the country are hurting. But after hearing President-elect…

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Obama Issues Warning on Economy

Obama Pushes Congress to Adopt Stimulus Plan

President-elect Barack Obama warned of significant consequences if Congress doesn’t act quickly to boost the…

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Parsons Being Considered for Commerce Post

Former Time Warner chairman would replace Richardson, fill Obamas cabinet

Former Time Warner Chairman Richard D. Parsons is under consideration for the commerce secretary post…

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Everyday Americans Getting Chance of a Lifetime

President-elect continues to open access for inauguration

When President-elect Obama and Vice President-elect Biden take historic train ride from Philadelphia to Washington…

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Obama to Host Youth Ball, Regional Balls Inaugural Night

Invited guests to enjoy night of festivities with president-elect

According to reports, Barack Obama will host the Youth Inaugural Ball, along with five regional…

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Stand-Ins to Participate in Inauguration Rehearsals

Inaugural committee sets stage for historic event

As with any momentous event, such as a wedding, graduation, or play, diligent preparation is…

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Congress Now in Session—Without an Obama Replacement

Illinois appointee rejected by Senate

As returning and newly elected lawmakers in both chambers of Congress were formally sworn into…

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Waited Until the Last Minute? Can’t be There? There’s Hope

Your inauguration updates

As Inauguration Day draws near, many are finalizing their plans to become part of the…

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Burris Is Rejected by Senate

Senate blocks Burris from filling Obama's seat

Roland Burris announced he was rejected for President-elect Barack Obama’s former Senate seat.

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If You Like Our New Site, Tell Your Friends. (If You Don’t, Tell Us.)

How you can use social media to help people connect to the all new BlackEnterprise.com.

An important part of our strategy for driving the success of the new BlackEnterprise.com is…

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On Inclusion, Transparency, and Corruption

Obamas public liaison and friend gives insight on the transition

Valerie Jarrett, co-chairwoman of President-elect Barack Obama’s transition team and assistant to the president for…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Blagojevich Names Obama’s Senate Replacement

Despite backlash, Burris announced as governor's pick

Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich picked former state Attorney General Roland Burris to fill President-elect Barack…

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The Most Intriguing People in Business

What distinguishes them from their peers is their pure domination of their respective spaces.

These individuals regularly wrestle with the status quo and manage challenges through a uniquely creative…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Obama Fills Out Cabinet

President-elect completed his senior cabinet appointments Friday

President-elect completed his senior cabinet appointments today, a full month before he is to be…

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Obama Names SBA Chief

President-elect Barack Obama selected Karen Mills of Brunswick, Maine, to head the Small Business Administration.

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No More Excuses

Obama's victory provides renewed standard of excellence

Who among us—especially those of my generation—ever dared believe that an American of African heritage…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Obama’s Train Ride, HBCUs Join Celebrations, and More

Your inauguration updates

President-elect Barack Obama will be traveling to the inauguration celebrations in Washington, D.C. by train…

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Landrieu to Lead Senate Small Business Panel

Louisiana senator vows to fight for small businesses

Sen. Mary L. Landrieu will chair the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship…

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Internal Review Clears Transition in Senate Probe

Findings from am internal review conducted by President-elect Barack Obama’s transition team when released will…

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Obama Makes Energy, Environment Appointments

President-elect Barack Obama today named an environmental and energy team that shows his determination…

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Electoral College to Vote on President

Though Barack Obama was elected president by popular vote on Nov. 4, presidential electors are…

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Inauguration: Invites, Liquor Sales, and a Celebrity-Filled Ball

More information leading to the inauguration

The Tuskegee Airman are slated to be among the 30,000 people fortunate enough to occupy…

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Illinois Governor’s Scandal Puts Senate Seat in Jeopardy

Jesse Jackson Jr.'s credibility in question for coveted post

On Tuesday, Dec. 2, Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and his chief of staff, John Harris,…

By Joyce Jones

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Daschle Tapped to Lead Healthcare Reform

Daschle to lead the Department of Health and Human Services

President-elect Barack Obama named former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle to lead the Department of…

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Black Churches to Celebrate Inauguration With Ball

Gala

To commemorate the historic inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama, black church leaders will have its…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Events Schedule, Official Inauguration Theme Released

Obama, Biden to participate in service activities on MLK Day

President-elect Barack Obama’s inauguration will span over four days, and will not only include the…

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B.E. 100s Auto Dealer Charged With Fraud

Dealership allegedly failed to disclose history of cars to buyers

New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo filed a lawsuit against Poughkeepsie Chevrolet Cadillac Inc.,…

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Q&A: Earl Stafford and The People’s Inaugural Project

BlackEnterprise.com talked with Stafford about why he chose to begin the project, through his family’s…

By Janell Hazelwood

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White House Social Secretary to Give Post New Face

Rogers hopes to build relationships, create long-lasting bonds

After 20 years as a close personal friend to the Obamas, Desiree Rogers talks about…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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SCOTUS Rejects Challenge to Obama Citizenship

The Supreme Court rejected an emergency appeal from a New Jersey man who claims…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Illinois Governor Arrested on Corruption Charges

Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and his chief of staff John Harris were arrested today by the FBI on corruption charges.

Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and his chief of staff John Harris were arrested today by…

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B.E. 100 CEO to Offer Inauguration Dream for Poor

B.E. 100s CEO gives back by providing the experience of a lifetime

Earl Stafford, CEO of Universal Systems & Technology (UNITECH), spearheaded a $1 million project to…

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New Economic Policy Post Announced

Position created to help tackle rising unemployment

To combat the economic challenges facing America, President-elect Barack Obama’s administration has decided to take…

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Obama Names Richardson Commerce Chief

Minority businesses may have increased opportunities

President-elect Barack Obama announced the nomination of New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson as his commerce…

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Obama’s National Security Team

President-elect Barack Obama, flanked by Vice President-elect Joseph Biden and Sen. Hillary Clinton at a…

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Obama Introduces National Security Team

Clinton Named Secretary of State; Holder to Lead Justice Department

President-elect Barack Obama nominated former rival Sen. Hillary Clinton as secretary of state during a…

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Obama Names Economic Recovery Advisory Board

Board to tackle faltering economy, plan for future

President-elect Barack Obama had his third news conference this week, and named former Federal Reserve…

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Obama Transition Picking Up Speed

As economic team forms, choices paint picture of future

Among the many remarkable firsts that President-elect Barack Obama can lay claim to during the…

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Rogers Named White House Social Secretary

From teas to state dinners, Rogers will plan them all

Desirée Rogers, the president of social networking for Allstate Financial, was named the special assistant…

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Orszag, Nabors Named to Key Econ Roles

Stating that “Budget reform is not an option. It’s a necessity,” President-elect Barack Obama…

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Obama Nominates Geithner as Treasury Secretary

Promising that he would do all within his power to right the economy, President-elect Barack…

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Obama to Announce Economic Team

In a move that is expected to ease speculation amid the continued roller…

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The Day Obama Moved the Market

Nomination of Geithner as Treasury Secretary inspires desperately needed investor confidence.

This week has been one of the most devastating in Wall Street’s history. Just Thursday,…

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Likely Pick of Geithner for Treasury Sends Stocks Soaring

President-elect Barack Obama is moving markets.
At least that what it seems after word…

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Clinton Reportedly Accepts Cabinet Post

Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton pass each other before their February debate. (Source: GOP)…

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School Is in Session for Obama

An elementary school in Long Island, New York, has been renamed in honor…

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Broadening a View of the Possible

Robert F. Kennedy's legacy of inspiration and change

The late Robert F. Kennedy famously said the following: “There are those who look at…

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Recession or Depression: Defining Economic Decline

Deep recession or depression? As a journalist, it’s hard to argue that words don’t matter.…

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Obama May Tap Daschle for Health Secretary

(Source: Center for American Progress)

Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, a stanch backer of…

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Minority Entrepreneurs Hope for a Stronger SBA

The Small Business Administration, which is charged with serving entrepreneurs needs, has experienced budget cuts…

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For Those of You Who Will Be There … Ticket or No Ticket

If you’re coming up for the day from surrounding areas, already have dibs on your…

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Eric Holder: Next Attorney General?

The Washington rumor mill is up to its old tricks again. This time,…

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Inauguration Housing: Getting that Extra Buck

One company seems to have found a way for Washington D.C. residents to bring in…

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Lotteries, Luck, and the Inauguration

As has been reported by numerous blogs, newspapers, and TV stations, the hottest ticket, seemingly,…

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Obama, McCain Meet

President-elect Barack Obama and Sen. JOhn McCain met face to face for the…

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The GOP Tries to Regroup

After a licking in the polls, the Republican Party seeks to find itself

The Republican Party is in a state of flux. Many call it an identity crisis;…

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Obama Takes to Web to Discuss Economy

President-elect Barack Obama today urged Congress to pass an economic rescue plan that…

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Women of Power

Lisa Nichols

Motivational Entrepreneur Lisa Nichols Talks How She Reclaims Her Power

Preparing for her appearance at the 2015 Women of Power Summit, motivation guru Lisa Nichols…

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Susan L. Tayloer, 10 Facts

Women of Power Summit: Ten Facts About Susan L. Taylor

Former Editor-In-Chief, Susan L. Taylor, is being honored at Black Enterprise’s Women of Power Summit…

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