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President Obama Starts Initiative For Young Black Men

My Brother's Keeper will search for ways to intervene in the lives of young black men throughout the US

Do you know the percentage of young black men who grow up without knowing their…

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2014 Black Enterprise Women Of Power In The White House: Michelle Obama and Valerie Jarrett

The First Lady and the White House's senior advisor are shaping national agendas

The Black Enterprise Women of Power February2014 issue spotlights remarkable women, whose individual and collective…

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White House Launches Education Summits

First stop in the series is Atlanta at Morehouse College. Goal is to improve academic achievement of black students

The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans (WHIEEAA) is launching a series…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Why President Obama’s New SBA Administrator Will Be Good for Minority Business

Maria Contreras-Sweet has firsthand small business and banking experience

The newly appointed head of the Small Business Administration (SBA), Maria Contreras-Sweet would bring years…

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President Obama Appoints LGBT Advocate To National Education Commission

National Black Justice Coalition’s Sharon Lettman-Hicks is one of 15 members charged with improving educational outcomes of African Americans

The National Education Commission has a new member

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President Obama’s Reaction to Race During His Terms

What score would you give President Obama on his racial stance?

If you gave President Barack Obama a grade for his impact on the African American…

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Minimum Wage Proposal Has Growing Support From White House

The White House has thrown its weight behind a proposal to raise the federal minimum wage to at least $10 an hour

Will it pass both the House and the Senate?

By C. Daniel Baker

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US Senate Passes Employment Non-Discrimination Act Nearly 20 Years Later

Without ENDA, African American LGBT workers face double, triple discrimination

The passage of the act was supported on both sides

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President Obama to Address Website Glitches

Administration working to fix healthcare application process plagued with problems since open enrollment

Will this issue be fixed soon?

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Congress Fails to Prevent Government Shutdown

Senate rejects the House's last minute bill to delay part of Obama’s health care law

The Office of Management and Budget issued orders that “agencies should now execute plans for…

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President Obama Arrives in Sweden

The President arrived in Stockholm to kick off a 3 day trip overseas.

After an overnight flight the President landed in Stockholm, Sweden for a meeting with officials…

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President Obama Delivers March on Washington 50th Anniversary Speech [Live Stream]

President Obama speaks at the 50th Anniversary ceremony of the March on Washington.

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We reveal whether African Americans have made significant progress 50 years after the March on Washington


As thousands travel to the nation’s capital to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom , we continue to grapple with the question of whether African Americans collectively has made significant progress worthy of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s epic “I Have A Dream” Speech.  It’s true African Americans no longer suffer the injustices of Jim Crow and that we have made significant political achievement – most notably, the election of America’s first African American president, Barack Obama, for two terms – but we still confront the nagging problems of poverty, unemployment and racism. 


And the fact that such challenges continue to persist has never been more evident than the failure of a jury to hold George Zimmerman accountable for slaying Trayvon Martin as well as the Supreme Court’s decision in June to dismantle the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Revealing data compiled by the U.S. Census Bureau  as well as information from the Pew Research center’s recent report on the economic, political and social status of African Americans,  Black Enterprise – using the design talents of our Creative Director Terence Saulsby – provides a graphic snapshot of where we stand as a people today compared to that historic day in 1963. Have we realized the dream? You decide.

March on Washington Infographic: Black America 50 Years Later

The differences between Black American then and now highlighted in our infographic.

The numbers show change, but is it enough?

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President Obama to Meet with Financial Regulators

Dodd–Frank progress will be focus of talks

President Barack Obama is scheduled to meet with financial market regulators to discuss progress

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Obama Launches ‘Power Africa’ Initiative

Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria and Tanzania among first countries to be impacted

New venture aims to bring electricity to 20 million new African households and commercial entities.

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Why Obama’s Africa Trip Matters

Africa is developing by leaps and bounds, analysts say

Lola Adesioye says Africa can no longer be ignored by President Obama

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Obamas Visit ‘Door of No Return’ on Goree Island, Senegal

Obama said the trip to the slave dungeon helped him “fully appreciate the magnitude of the slave trade”

First Family visits historic slave dungeon

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U.S. Supreme Court Radically Alters Voting Rights Act

President Obama calls decision a 'setback'

U.S. Supreme court hands down major change to Voting Rights Act

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GOP Makes Black Republicans a Priority in June

GOP summer recess shows an increase in attention to Black Republicans.

June lit up like Black Republican Month

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Is the SCOTUS Ruling Bad for Affirmative Action Supporters?

While some say SCOTUS ruling on Affirmative Action was a win for supporters, was it really?

The U.S. Supreme Court rules on pivotal Affirmative Action case

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