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Valerie Jarrett

Former Obama Adviser Valerie Jarrett is Elected to Ariel Investments Board

Ariel Investments, LLC, announced that Valerie Jarrett, a former Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama,…

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Internet Privacy

Senate Republicans Kill Internet Privacy Requirements

Senate says Americans already have enough internet privacy, no need for further regulations

The issue is highly contested and split down party lines. Republicans and conservatives at the…

By Samara Lynn

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Neil Gorsuch

NUL Pres. Marc Morial Says Neil Gorsuch Does Not Deserve to Serve on SCOTUS

The National Urban League president says Gorsuch has failed to demonstrate respect for the importance of protecting the civil rights

National Urban League President Marc Morial released a statement declaring that Neil Gorsuch does not…

By Selena Hill

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MBDA

MBDA Would be Abolished if Trump Budget Cuts Supported

$32 million would be cut from the MBDA under the Trump administration budget blueprint for 2018

The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), a federal program that has supported small minority businesses…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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budget proposal

We Will All Suffer From Trump’s Budget Proposal

See who wins and loses in Trump's budget proposal

Trump’s budget proposal aims to redirect billions of dollars currently being used to help the…

By Selena Hill

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AmeriCorps

Trump Budget Proposal Threatens AmeriCorps Program

Corps members play a crucial supporting role in schools

Some AmeriCorps members work directly in schools, however, making a difference in the lives of…

By Robin White Goode

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Trumpcare

Trumpcare is the Antithesis of Affordable Healthcare

Unaffordable, unhealthy, and uninsured. Here's an objective breakdown of Trump's American Health Care Act

Trumpcare is anti-affordable coverage. Everything about it makes it harder and more expensive for poor…

By Stanley Fritz

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Trump ban

Trump Ban Fallout: The Rise in Deportation Scams

If parents being separated from children isn't sad enough, undocumented immigrants are also being preyed upon by scammers

In the aftermath of being scammed, undocumented immigrants often have little or no recourse to…

By Samara Lynn

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Ben Carson

Ben Carson Confuses Slaves for ‘Immigrants’

Another major gaffe on race from the Trump administration

On Monday, Ben Carson referred to African slaves brought to American as “immigrants” who were…

By Selena Hill

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Empathy

Reflecting During a Day of Empathy and the Fight to Raise the Age

With a little empathy, we can put an end to the vicious cycle created by the prison industrial complex, and give children justice instead of juries

At the Day of Empathy town hall, I saw a way to put an end…

By Stanley Fritz

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congress

Civil Rights and Womens Groups Respond to President Trump’s Address to Congress

Alarming concern over policies and issues impacting women and people of color

Civil Rights and Women Groups Respond To President Trump’s Address To Congress with alarming concern…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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healthcare

We Must Defend Healthcare Access As A Right of All Americans

Any changes or amendments to Obamacare must do nothing but improve and expand access, not limit or eliminate it

In the wealthiest country on the planet, access to affordable and quality healthcare should be…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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congress

Trump Administration Sees Recreational Marijuana Users as Addicts and Criminals

Justice Department could crack down, increasing enforcement of federal marijuana drug laws in legal states

The White House’s controversial decision to rescind federal protections barring schools from discriminating against transgender…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Trump

President Trump Doesn’t Understand Why There’s Racial Division and Religious Intolerance in America

“Sometimes it gets better, and then it busts apart,” the president says

Donald Trump told NBC News’ Craig Melvin that there is something going on in America…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Barack

A Look Back: President Barack Obama’s Prominent B.E. Covers

Black Enterprise honors the legacy of our President

Take a nostalgic look back on the Black Enterprise covers President Barack Obama has graced…

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Trump

The 3-Point Plan Trump Should Implement to Aid Minorities

Instead of trying to answer President Trump's rhetorical question, 'What do you have to lose?' we must instead make demands regarding what we expect to gain

If Trump can focus on an inclusive goal, we can use that to drive progress.…

By Shawn Baldwin

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Jeff Sessions

Is America Great Again for White, Straight Men Under Jeff Sessions?

Confirmation of Trump's pick for Attorney General ushers in ultraconservative leadership at the Justice Department

Donald Trump made a strong push for ultraconservative leadership at the Justice Department with his…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Dodd-Frank

Trump’s Roll Back on Dodd-Frank Could Cripple Black Businesses and Borrowers

Communities of color are targets of high-cost, predatory financial products

Donald Trump issued an Executive Order aimed at reducing several requirements in Dodd-Frank. President Barack…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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FCC

[Updated] Trump’s FCC Chief Ending Free Internet for Poor Families

Though initiated by the former conservative administrations of Reagan and Bush, Trump's newly appointed chairman of the FCC plans to terminate the federal program that provides phone and internet access to low-income families

President Trump’s newly appointed FCC chairman will reverse a program that provides low-income families with…

By Samara Lynn

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Barkai Sellers

CNN Analyst Bakari Sellers on President Trump’s First 100 Days

Bakari Sellers shares his perspective on the progression of Trump's first 100 days in office and predicts how this activity will affect America's future

Lawyer, activist and CNN analyst Bakari Sellers tells BE what Americans should and should not…

By Daron Pressley

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manage

Ask Sheree: How to Manage an Overload of Work

It is very common for a busy professional to feel overwhelmed with their job commitments…

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podcast

How to Watch Black Enterprise’s New Tech Podcast on Any Device

Tune into Black Enterprise’s BE The Code podcast hosted by Sequoia Blodgett for all the…

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