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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 Transition Team Announces Key Appointments Why Washington Must Help Save the Auto Industry Obama, McCain to Meet Monday Democrats Must Wield Power Carefully The Hustle and Bustle of Inauguration Prep Clinton Rumored for Secretary of State Post Ronald Klain Top Name for Biden Chief of Staff Obama to Resign Senate Seat Trading Cards Honor Obama Obama Announces Agency Review Teams Cheney to Meet with Biden, Discuss Foreign Policy From Hyde Park to the White House Transition Team Sets Record Straight on Nunn, Christopher Obama Transition Team Sets Guidelines Where There are Tickets, There’s Scalping No Bush-Obama Colombia Deal Inauguration Update Obama Meets With Bush, Discusses Economy Obama and Bush Meet To Facilitate Transition of Power Daunting Challenges Ahead No. 44: What’s Ahead Possible Administration Picks Transcript: Obama on the Economy New Jersey Governor Names First Black Chief of Staff Obama to Tackle Economic Crisis Head On It’s Inauguration Planning Time! Oprah’s ‘Mr. Man’ to Appear on Show Obama to Meet With Economic Advisers Election Day Unity Trumps Previous Dissention Obama Launches Transition Website Rep. Rahm Emmanuel is Obama’s Chief of Staff Spreading the News, From This Nation and Beyond Young People Ba-Rock the Vote First Encounters: The Man Who Would Be President Obama’s Win: Newspapers React Fugees’ Pras Says Obama Victory a Win for Youth Jackson’s Got Next? Other Races A President for All America Transcript of Obama’s Speech McCain Concedes, Offers Congratulations to Obama Reaction: Obama Victory Speech Ben Jealous Talks About the Next President and Black America CNN: Obama Wins Presidency RNC Celebration Turns Glum as McCain Concedes The Watchers Update, Poll Closings: 7:30 p.m. Students in Philadelphia Face Voting Challenges 9 p.m. Poll Closings, Obama Pushes Ahead Barack Obama Is Elected President McCain’s Lead Dwindles as Polls Close in Virginia Update, Poll Closings: 8 p.m. Hey, Danny! Living Legend Ties an Old Chicago to a New America Florida May Swing for Obama Hoosiers Split Their Vote 7 p.m. Poll Closings GOP Reports Voter Intimidation Nobody’s Perfect, But He’ll Take McCain Not Just Hope, Confidence Restored McCain’s Final Push Obama Campaigns in Indiana Rain Doesn’t Dampen Plans for Virginia Voters State-by-State Election Info Lull in Voters as Florida Poll Officials Combat Glitches What a Prediction: From 1976′s Pettigrew to 2008′s Obama Voting for the Rock Star Too Young To Vote, But Not to Make a Difference Long Lines but Few Early Problems in Key States 13,000 Miles to Vote Teachers Union Rep Anticipates Obama Win All the Way from Sweden: An Obama Supporter Voting Complaints to Reach 200,000 Obama Votes Norristown Seniors Get Out the Vote Virginia Has High Turnout in the Rain Hoosiers Head to the Polls Early McCain Rocks the Vote Down to the Wire Monday Night Football: The Last Stand Registration Problems, Long Lines May Mar Election The Final Lap Obama’s Grandmother Dies Law Students See Diminished Glass Ceiling Voter Hopes His First Presidential Ballot Elects the First Black President Mike the Carpenter Palin Gets Punked Is McCain ‘Delighted’ by New Obama Ad? 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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.

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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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…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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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…

By Renita Burns

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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…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Obama Names SBA Chief

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

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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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…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Obama Makes Energy, Environment Appointments

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

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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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…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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.,…

By Renita Burns

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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…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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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…

By Joyce Jones

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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…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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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…

By Joyce Jones

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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…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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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…

By Joyce Jones

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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…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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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…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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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…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Obama to Announce Economic Team

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

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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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,…

By Derek T. Dingle

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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…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Clinton Reportedly Accepts Cabinet Post

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

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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School Is in Session for Obama

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

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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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…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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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.…

By John Simons

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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…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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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…

By Joyce Jones

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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Eric Holder: Next Attorney General?

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

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Lotteries, Luck, and the Inauguration

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

By Janell Hazelwood

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Obama, McCain Meet

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

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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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;…

By Joyce Jones

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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…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Transition Team Announces Key Appointments

President-elect Barack Obama and Vice President-elect Biden Joe announced key White House appointments.
Valerie…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Why Washington Must Help Save the Auto Industry

For close to a century, the automotive industry has been one of the engines…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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Obama, McCain to Meet Monday

Obama and McCain at their final presidential debate. (Source: Getty Images)
President-elect Barack Obama will meet…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Democrats Must Wield Power Carefully

Democrats must act wisely or risk returning to minority status in Congress

In politics as in life, great crises often create great opportunities. In electing a Democratic…

By Joyce Jones

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The Hustle and Bustle of Inauguration Prep

According to reports, President-elect Barack Obama’s inauguration is expected to draw more than 1 million…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Clinton Rumored for Secretary of State Post

The Obama-Biden transition rumor mill is buzzing. This time, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Ronald Klain Top Name for Biden Chief of Staff

(Source: Obama campaign)The rumor mill in Washington has been in overdrive with people…

By Renita Burns

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Obama to Resign Senate Seat

President-elect Barack Obama said Thursday that he will resign from the Senate effective Sunday.

Obama plans to resign from the Senate effective Sunday.

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Trading Cards Honor Obama

From buttons, T-shirts, and hats to Halloween masks and dolls … And now trading cards.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Obama Announces Agency Review Teams

President-elect Barack Obama announced agency review teams for the departments of defense, treasury and state

Aids will gather information to help the new administration select cabinet and implement policy

By Renita Burns

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Cheney to Meet with Biden, Discuss Foreign Policy

Vice President Dick Cheney, will meet with Vice President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday at the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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From Hyde Park to the White House

Sandi Jackson reflects on the Obama victory, and the special First Family friendship

On Election Day, Chicago’s seventh ward Alderman Sandi Jackson, a seasoned political strategist, former campaign…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Transition Team Sets Record Straight on Nunn, Christopher

President-elect Barack Obama has hired former Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sam Nunn to help…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Obama Transition Team Sets Guidelines

(source: mybarackobama.com)
In keeping with his campaign promise for ethics reform, President-elect Barack Obama’s transition team…

By Renita Burns

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Where There are Tickets, There’s Scalping

According to the Associated Press, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-CA, who is overseeing Barack Obama’s swearing-in…

By Janell Hazelwood

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No Bush-Obama Colombia Deal

President-elect Barack Obama’s transition team sought to dispel reports about a Colombia trade agreement Obama…

By Renita Burns

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Inauguration Update

As the time for Inauguration Day, Jan. 20, 2009 draws near, more ticket and event…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Obama Meets With Bush, Discusses Economy

Bush, Obama to discuss economy

President George W. Bush will welcome President-elect Barack Obama to the White House Monday, giving…

By Renita Burns

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Obama and Bush Meet To Facilitate Transition of Power

President George W. Bush and President-elect Barack Obama will have their first face-to-face meeting at…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Daunting Challenges Ahead

Obama also faces a number of major foreign and national security challenges.

BlackEnterprise.com concludes its two-part series on the challenges and expectations that await President-elect Barack Obama…

By Joyce Jones

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No. 44: What’s Ahead

The president-elect has inherited several acute challenges

When Barack Obama takes office on Jan. 20, 2009, he will face daunting challenges and…

By Joyce Jones

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Possible Administration Picks

With just 74 days to go until the inauguration, everyone wants to know who…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Transcript: Obama on the Economy

Transcript of President-elect Barack Obama’S first press conference, as prepared for delivery:
CHICAGO — This…

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New Jersey Governor Names First Black Chief of Staff

Appointee was former commissioner of state's environmental agency

New Jersey Gov. Jon S. Corzine announced Lisa Jackson as his chief of staff, making…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Obama to Tackle Economic Crisis Head On

President-elect to meet with top business leaders, advisers to form plan

President-elect Barack Obama is meeting with his team of economic advisers today to discuss plans…

By Renita Burns

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It’s Inauguration Planning Time!

Many have already begun planning their trips to Washington D.C. for inaugural festivities to begin…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Oprah’s ‘Mr. Man’ to Appear on Show

Oprah and “Mr. Man,” who has been identified as Sam  Perry. (Source: ABC News)
Don’t let…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Obama to Meet With Economic Advisers

President-elect Barack Obama is meeting with his team of economic experts today to…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Election Day Unity Trumps Previous Dissention

For a time after the primaries, it seemed as though the Democratic Party was going…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Obama Launches Transition Website

President-elect Barack Obama has launched his Website, Change.gov, for his transition to the White house.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Rep. Rahm Emmanuel is Obama’s Chief of Staff

Obama also chooses transition team to aid in cabinet picks

Rep. Rahm Emmanuel formally accepted President-elect Barack Obama’s request to be the White House chief…

By Renita Burns

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Spreading the News, From This Nation and Beyond

As the late-night electoral vote counts came in for swing states around the country…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Young People Ba-Rock the Vote

(source: mybarackobama.com)
They came out in droves on Tuesday, an estimated 24 million of…

By Renita Burns

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First Encounters: The Man Who Would Be President

In 2003, a lanky Illinois politician entered the offices of Black Enterprise. Our…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Obama’s Win: Newspapers React

The New York Times: With a message of hope and competence, he drew in legions…

By Renita Burns

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Fugees’ Pras Says Obama Victory a Win for Youth

Pras Michel of the 1990s top-selling rap group, The Fugees, was hanging out…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Jackson’s Got Next?

Now that Sen. Barack Obama is president of the United States, his Senate…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Other Races

While the race between Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain was definitely THE…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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A President for All America

Now that the heady elation of Obama's landslide victory over Sen. John McCain, the first African American president-elect has a very long to-do list.

History was made last night when the U.S. elected Barack Obama president.

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Transcript of Obama’s Speech

Remarks of President-Elect Barack Obama—as prepared for delivery. 
“If there is anyone out there who…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE

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McCain Concedes, Offers Congratulations to Obama

After a highly contentious presidential campaign, Sen. John McCain held a rally in Phoenix, Ariz.,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Reaction: Obama Victory Speech

(source: Getty Images)Throngs of supporters descended upon Grant Park in Chicago to hear…

By Renita Burns

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Ben Jealous Talks About the Next President and Black America

On Election Day, NAACP president addresses voting irregularities nationwide

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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CNN: Obama Wins Presidency

Though a number of polls across the nation have yet to close or tally votes,…

By Renita Burns

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RNC Celebration Turns Glum as McCain Concedes

The twenty-two month battle for the highest position in the country came to a halt…

By Brittany Hutson

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The Watchers

They won’t tell you their name, they won’t tell you where they’re from, all they…

By Jennie Faith Wright

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Update, Poll Closings: 7:30 p.m.

Update: CBS and MSNBC project a win for Obama in Ohio. MSNBC shows Obama ahead…

By Renita Burns

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Students in Philadelphia Face Voting Challenges

Managing to wake up at 4 a.m. to stand in line hours before the polls…

By Brittany Diggs

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9 p.m. Poll Closings, Obama Pushes Ahead

A number of swing states closed polls at 9 p.m. including Sen. John…

By Renita Burns

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Barack Obama Is Elected President

Barack Obama defeated John McCain to become the first African American elected as president…

By Joyce Jones

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McCain’s Lead Dwindles as Polls Close in Virginia

The last time Virginia’s electoral votes went to a Democratic presidential candidate was 1964,…

By Cliff Hocker

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Update, Poll Closings: 8 p.m.

The second round of poll closings occurred at 8 p.m., rolling through a night filled…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Hey, Danny!

 
Local school children are also enthusiastic fans of their congressman, Rep. Danny Davis, pictured here…

By Joyce Jones

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Living Legend Ties an Old Chicago to a New America

As flocks of Obama supporters gather in Chicago, one native recalls demonstrations past

Obama’s campaign ends in a city where King campaigned for equal rights

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Florida May Swing for Obama

One frequently heard theme about the Obama–McCain presidential contest was that while young voters might…

By Robert Woodard

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Hoosiers Split Their Vote

Many Indiana voters cast ballots for Obama and Republican governor

It was news Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jill Long Thompson didn’t want to hear. Many Hoosiers…

By Michael Dabney

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7 p.m. Poll Closings

update – As more poll places tally votes, numbers show McCain lead in…

By Renita Burns

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GOP Reports Voter Intimidation

As citizens flock in droves to rock the vote today,…

By Renita Burns

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Nobody’s Perfect, But He’ll Take McCain

The lawn in front of the Upper Merion Baptist Church is riddled with signs promoting…

By Brittany Diggs

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Not Just Hope, Confidence Restored

 
Barack Obama addressed supporters at a rally at the University of Cinncinati in…

By Jennie Faith Wright

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McCain’s Final Push

During a campaign stop in Grand Junction, Colorado, earlier today Sen. John McCain implored voters…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Obama Campaigns in Indiana

Obama made a mid-morning trip to Indianapolis, stopping at a Westside union hall where members were working phone banks.

Barack Obama made a mid-morning trip to Indianapolis on Tuesday, stopping at a Westside union…

By Michael Dabney

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Rain Doesn’t Dampen Plans for Virginia Voters

Voting had slowed down to a steady trickle by 10:40 a.m., when I conducted an…

By Cliff Hocker

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State-by-State Election Info

In this historic presidential election, the premise that every vote counts seems more and…

By Renita Burns

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Lull in Voters as Florida Poll Officials Combat Glitches

Minor malfunctions in scanning devices in St. Petersburg, Tampa, Lakeland, and Orlando dampened the mood of Floridas election officials

Minor malfunctions in scanning devices in St. Petersburg, Tampa, Lakeland, and Orlando dampened the mood…

By Robert Woodard

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What a Prediction: From 1976′s Pettigrew to 2008′s Obama

Apparently, Berry Reece, author of Treasure Chest of Fun and Fact series, envisioned a 1976…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Voting for the Rock Star

Citizens cast votes in Florida's key I-4 corridor

Sen. John McCain’s campaign spent much of the past two months derisively referring to Sen.…

By Robert Woodard

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Too Young To Vote, But Not to Make a Difference

Ricky Roneisi, 9, and Kanani D’Angelo, 11, haven’t been involved in politics for very long…

By Joyce Jones

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Long Lines but Few Early Problems in Key States

Swing states with the most at stake seem to have the longest lines

After what may feel to many like one of the longest presidential campaign seasons in…

By Joyce Jones

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13,000 Miles to Vote

Contractor travels from Afghanistan to Ohio to cast vote for Obama

For some, however making the trip to cast their ballot was a long, rocky road–literally.…

By Jennie Faith Wright

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Teachers Union Rep Anticipates Obama Win

Brenda Pryor, is a field representative for Cook County College Teachers Union, Local 1600, …

By Joyce Jones

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All the Way from Sweden: An Obama Supporter

Linus Aldefors is not eligible to vote in this country and doesn’t even live here.…

By Joyce Jones

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Voting Complaints to Reach 200,000

 
 
(Source: denverpost.com)As a record number of voters flood polling place, the Election Protection…

By Renita Burns

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Obama Votes

Sen. Barack Obama and wife Michelle casted their ballots today in Chicago with…

By Renita Burns

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Norristown Seniors Get Out the Vote

In battleground states like Pennsylvania voters exercising their rights could be spotted standing in lines hours before the polls opened

The Senior Adult Activities Center in Norristown, Pa., is usually filled with senior citizens seeking…

By Brittany Diggs

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Virginia Has High Turnout in the Rain

Rain usually means lower voter turnout, but the cool, wet weather is not stopping people from showing up at the polls in Virginia.

Rain usually means lower voter turnout, but the cool, wet weather is not stopping people…

By Cliff Hocker

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Hoosiers Head to the Polls Early

Randy and Nicole Fields braved the early morning chill and were near the head of a long line at their northeast Indianapolis polling place when voting started in Indiana at 6 a.m.

Randy and Nicole Fields braved the early morning chill and were near the head of…

By Michael Dabney

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McCain Rocks the Vote

 
 

Presidential hopeful John McCain was videoed leaving an Arizona polling place earlier today. After McCain…

By Renita Burns

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Down to the Wire

Obama and McCain to campaign throughout Election Day

With the end finally in sight, Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama are taking nothing…

By Joyce Jones

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Monday Night Football: The Last Stand

Last night, Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain appeared during the Monday Night…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Registration Problems, Long Lines May Mar Election

Web sites help voters find assistance to voting inquiries and polling problems

Web sites help If only hanging chads were the country’s biggest headache this election year.…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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The Final Lap

McCain edges up in the polls, while Obama focuses in on states Bush won in 2004

Early voting makes a difference in turnout of black voters

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Obama’s Grandmother Dies

Sen. Barack Obama announced the death today of his grandmother, who helped raise him.

Sen. Barack Obama announced the death today of his grandmother, who helped raise him.

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Law Students See Diminished Glass Ceiling

Before running for the U.S. Senate, Sen. Barack Obama served as a professor at…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Voter Hopes His First Presidential Ballot Elects the First Black President

At 19, Andrew Kilpatrick is not old enough to remember many of the nation’s civil…

By Joyce Jones

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Mike the Carpenter

It’s a gorgeously sunny day in downtown Chicago and Michael Smith, a Carpenters Union steward,…

By Joyce Jones

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Palin Gets Punked

Gov. Sarah Palin was pranked yesterday by Canada’s Masked Avengers.
Palin unwittingly took a call…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Is McCain ‘Delighted’ by New Obama Ad?

Talk about waiting until the last minute. Vice President Dick Cheney endorsed Sen. John McCain for president while he was campaigning for GOP candidates in his home state of Wyoming.

Talk about waiting until the last minute. Vice President Dick Cheney endorsed Sen. John McCain…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Trail Mix

Three days out, it is what it is

With the candidates’ closing arguments behind them, their fate now rests with the voters

By Joyce Jones

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McCain: Blame the Media

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Sen. John McCain turned up the notch in his media blame game after…

By Renita Burns

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Straight-Ticket Voting a Confusing Issue in N.C.

Americans all over the country are wondering about the validity of a rumor that was forwarded to voters by e-mail in several states. It warned that if voters choose to cast a straight-ticket or straight-party ballot, they could inadvertently not vote for president of the United States.

Americans all over the country are wondering about the validity of a rumor that was…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Voter Suppression: Another Low-Brow Tactic

A fake State Board of Elections flier directing Republicans to vote on Nov. 4 and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Know Your Rights Before Hitting the Polls

Being informed can help counteract voter suppression tactics

American voters are poised to make history one way or another next Tuesday, and election…

By Joyce Jones

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Obama Pushing for Arizona and Georgia

Sen. Barack Obama will be making a pull for three states not quite…

By Renita Burns

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McCain: Blame the Media

Sen. John McCain turned up the notch in his media blame game after…

By Renita Burns

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Surge of New Registrations in Georgia Gives Black Voters Power

New registrations of black voters ran more than 25% higher this year than…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Candidates Weigh In on GDP Numbers

Both Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama today issued statements on the latest gross…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Obama Infomerical: Too Much or Just Right?

Before the curtains close and lights dim on the 2008 Presidential election, Sen. Barack…

By Renita Burns

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Candidates Focus on Florida

Florida, Pennsylvania, and Ohio offer the most electoral votes, with 27, 21, and…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Deficit Grows with McCain or Obama

The candidate’s tax plans are complicated for individuals, but according to the Tax…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Arizona: No Love for McCain?

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In a presidential race few things are certain. One of which is…

By Renita Burns

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Women of Power

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Women of Power: 10 Education Leaders Who are Making a Difference

In honor of Dr. Beverly Tatum receiving the 2015 Black Enterprise Women of Power Barbara…

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Women of Power: 10 Entrepreneurs at the Top of Their Game

With research showing women as the leading forces in entrepreneurship, we rounded up a list…

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