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Author Maya Angelou Dies at 86

Actress, composer, and Hollywood's first female black director

Maya Angelou, singer, dancer, actress, composer, and Hollywood’s first female black director, has died at…

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White House Not Happy Over David Ortiz, Samsung ‘Selfie’ Stunt with President

Thanks to the Red Sox MVP, selfies at the White House could be banned

Why all the drama over selfies?

By Patrick Austin

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2014 Black Enterprise Woman of Power: The Legacy of Carole Simpson

For 20 years she was the only woman to moderate a presidential debate; she's still the only African American to hold that title

Did you know about the status of Carole Simpson, one of the journalism world’s biggest…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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LeBron James, Miami Heat to Visit the White House Tuesday

Heat defeated the Spurs to win the 2013 NBA title

“It’s an honor as a team to get to be able to go to the…

By Darren Sands

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Inside the Health and Fitness Regimen of President Barack Obama and The First Lady

The First Family's chef and personal trainer share tips on staying fit in this first installment of #DreamJobDreamBody

Here’s details on the health and fitness regimen of Barack and Michelle

By Deanna Jefferson

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Home Prices Rise on Eve of Obama Speech, But Just Slightly

Obama makes major policy speech in Phoenix, Ariz.

President Obama on Tuesday reiterated his administration’s goal to expand economic opportunity for the middle…

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As Sequester Cuts Take Hold, America Feels the Pinch

President Obama took a pay cut, too

Budgets across dozens of federal agencies and programs were slashed, with employees and administrators taking…

By Darren Sands

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Barack Obama Attends Daughter Sasha’s Basketball Game

POTUS takes care of daddy duties last weekend.

Barack Obama completes daddy duties at younger daughter’s Sasha basketball game last weekend.

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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Pres. Obama Keeps Low Profile On Campaign For Gun Control

VP Joe Biden White House is the mouthpiece on gun control, for now.

Will Obama get something passed?

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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Sports Illustrated Says Barack Obama Is 44th Most Powerful Person in Sports

Obama speaks, and the sports world listens, SI says

Obama one of four African Americans on the list.

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Pres. Obama Challenges Defense Of Marriage Act

The Obama administration asks the Supreme Court to step in and challenge DOMA.

DOMA is a federal law passed in 1996 that defines marriage as exclusively between a…

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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5 Reasons the Obamas Should Bring the 2024 Olympic Games to Chicago

After a failed bid for the 2016 Games, Chicago is an early favorite among U.S. cities to land the Olympics. Make no mistake: the Obamas can bring it home, in their case, literally

After a failed bid for the 2016 Games, Chicago is an early favorite among U.S.…

By Darren Sands

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Continuing the Legacy: Oprah’s Top 7 Landmark Interviews

A snapshot of recent TV moments that had us all watching

As the multimedia icon celebrates her 59th birthday, we take a look at a few…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Obama’s Raise Value of White House While in Office to $294.9 Million

Real estate value rises since President Obama took office 4 years ago

Although there was a recession, the value of President Obama’s residence has increased in value…

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Get Inspired: 12 Major Celebrity Boss Moves in 2012

These key moments should push your desire to hustle harder in 2013

Here’s a snapshot of celebrity boss moves that should inspire you to hustle harder in…

By Courtney Connley

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BET Founder Bob Johnson Offers Obama Plan to Cut Black Unemployment

Dissecting a disparity that persists across education levels and occupations.

How soon can we figure out the unemployment crisis for African Americans?

By Makkada B. Selah

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Don’t Believe the Hype: Successful Women Can Get—and Keep—a Man

Pop media may not favor, but you don't have to dismiss ambition for amour

True, the stats aren’t in power women’s favor, but don’t get it twisted. You don’t…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Kenyan Mom Names Newborn Twins Mitt and Barack

Sibling rivalry, indeed.

Sibling rivalry, indeed.

By Makkada B. Selah

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President Obama Cries While Thanking Campaign Staffers

'You are going to do just amazing things,' he said

‘You are going to do just amazing things,’ he said

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The Obama Mojo: How Will You Re-Invent and Upgrade Your Professional Swagger?

As we look to the President to push further, so should we

As the president prepares for his 44th and second term in the White House, think…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Who’s Hiring in the Key Swing States?

Healthcare and education industries winning, but jobless rates still major issue

As Election Day nears, spotlight zeroes in on key swing states and their jobless rates,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Oh, So Now it’s a Black Thing, Republicans?

Republican states that Colin Powell's endorsement of President Obama is racially motivated

Republican states that Colin Powell’s endorsement of President Obama is racially motivated

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Former Colin Powell Aide Says GOP Is Party ‘Full of Racists’

He says opposition to Obama is 'due to the color of his skin'

He says opposition to Obama is ‘due to the color of his skin’

By Gene Demby

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President Obama knows he must get both sides Congress to work together to avoid potential economic disaster

Four Years After Obama Win, Few Blacks Running For Major Office

Few black candidates are going after statewide seats

Few black candidates are going after statewide seats

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Romney Surrogate: Powell Endorsed Obama Because He’s Black

Do you agree with Sununu's statement?

Do you agree with Sununu’s statement?

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Five 2012 Campaign Themed Commercials by Major Brands

The airwaves have seen a blitz of election-based clips

The airwaves have seen a blitz of election-based clips

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It’s About Time we Leave Stacey Dash Alone!

The 'Clueless' actress has done us a favor by endorsing Mitt Romney

The ‘Clueless’ actress has done us a favor by endorsing Mitt Romney

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Whoopi Goldberg Defends Stacey Dash…Kinda

Do you agree with Whoopi's 'View'?

Do you agree with Whoopi’s ‘View’?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Apollo Uptown Hall Series Presents Free Presidential Debate Viewing Party

Black Enterprise Business Report Correspondent Shannon Lanier to lead Q&A discussion of Obama v. Romney Round 2

The Apollo Theater will present the second event in its newly launched Apollo Uptown Hall…

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Small Businesses Face Tough Healthcare Challenge in 2013

Does the Affordable Care Act help or hurt small businesses in the short term?

Does the Affordable Care Act help or hurt small businesses in the short term?

By Ashley R. Harris

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Where Was President Obama on Wednesday Night?

That wasn't the Obama I've seen in past debates

That wasn’t the Obama I’ve seen in past debates

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Republican Says Obama Lost Debate Because He’s ‘Lazy’

John Sununu personally rips into Obama

John Sununu personally rips into Obama

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Romney Plays Into Obama’s Hands, Loses Muppet Vote

Saying a candidate won the first debate of three is like saying your team won the first quarter of the Super Bowl. Even if it's true, it's meaningless.

You didn’t really expect GOP Nominee Mitt Romney or President Barack Obama to throw any…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Top 5 Takeaways from the First Presidential Debate

Who do you think won?

Who do you think won?

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Obama Scrutinized For ‘Accent’ While Speaking to Black Crowd

The president is under the racial microscope

The president is under the racial microscope

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Man Shoots Himself, Family Over Obama Re-Election

Man commits suicide over financial fears

Man commits suicide over financial fears

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Is the GOP Targeting Obama’s Black Staffers?

Republicans' attack on Valarie Jarrett may be a pattern

Republicans’ attack on Valarie Jarrett may be a pattern

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Anti-Obama Texan Lynches Chair in Front Yard

Republican homeowner tells president to go to hell

Republican homeowner tells president to go to hell

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Pres. Obama Hits 50 Percent Mark in Polls

President increases lead over Republican presidential nominee

President increases lead over Republican presidential nominee

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Obama Responds to Romney: Americans are not ‘Victims’

President responds to Romney's incendiary comments on American entitlement

President responds to Romney’s incendiary comments on American entitlement

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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On the Poor and Minorities: Mitt Romney’s Top 5 Side-Eye Moments

Republican candidate lands in hot water again after new video released

As Republican Mitt Romney lands in hot water again for controversial remarks, take a look…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Mitt Romney Secret Video: Obama Voters ‘Dependent on Government’

Romney makes inflammatory claims against Obama supporters

Romney makes inflammatory claims against Obama supporters

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Unlikely Bundlers Mobilize Millions in Cash for Obama Campaign

Internal financial documents reveal some of Obama's biggest bundlers

Internal financial documents reveal some of Obama’s biggest bundlers

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Democratic Congressional Candidate Wants to Impeach President Obama

Anti-Obama Texas politician loses support of her own party

Anti-Obama Texas politician loses support of her own party

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Obama Appoints Record Number of Women Judges to Federal Bench

President continues to diversify federal judiciary

President Obama continues to diversify federal judiciary

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Barack Obama Leads Mitt Romney Nationally

After DNC, president's lead widens according to CNN poll

After DNC, president’s lead widens according to CNN poll

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Obama Campaign Outraises Romney in August

President's campaign earns more cash for first time in three months

President’s campaign earns more cash for first time in three months

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President Obama’s DNC Speech Sparks Racist Twitter Reactions

While the POTUS addressed the DNC, Twitter went on a racist tirade

While the POTUS addressed the DNC, Twitter went on a racist tirade

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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President Obama Officially Accepts Nomination at DNC

"I'm no longer just the candidate, I'm the President," said Obama

“I’m no longer just the candidate, I’m the President,” said Obama

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President Obama Holds Media Availability With Canadian Prime Minister Harper

President Obama DNC Speech Excerpts Released

The president pleads for Americans to support him in DNC address

The president pleads for Americans to support him in DNC address

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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61 Percent of Small Business Owners Favor Mitt Romney for President

A poll reveals a majority small business owners are unhappy with President Obama

A poll reveals a majority small business owners are unhappy with President Obama

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Rush Limbaugh: Obama ‘Doesn’t Have Slave Blood’

The conservative host uses the mic to attack the president

The conservative radio host uses mic to attack the president

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Michelle Obama: ‘Barack is Still That Leader’ From Four Years Ago

The first lady previews her DNC address in Charlotte, North Carolina

The first lady previews her DNC address in Charlotte, North Carolina

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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The White House Releases Beer Recipes

After requests from petitioners, White House reveals recipes to its specialty beer

After requests from petitioners, White House reveals recipes to its specialty beer

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Obama: Romney’s Ideas ‘Better Suited for Last Century’

The president rips claims made at Republican National Convention

The president rips claims made at Republican National Convention

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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With Rising Tuition Costs, Obama, Romney Court College Voters

Presidential hopefuls present contrasting plans for college affordability

Presidential hopefuls present contrasting plans for college affordability

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Anti-Obama Signs In Massachusetts Stir Controversy

Ads targeting the president take anti-ad campaigns to new lows

Ads targeting the president take anti-ad campaigns to new lows

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Obama Defends Welfare Policy Against Republican Accusation

President goes after Romney pollster Neil Newhouse over controversial comments

President goes after Romney pollster Neil Newhouse over controversial comments

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Condoleezza Rice: United States’ Voice Muted Under Obama

Former secretary of state criticizes president's foreign policy record

Former secretary of state criticizes president’s foreign policy record

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Anti-Obama Documentary Earns Big at Box Office

Conservative film grosses $9.1 million domestically

Conservative film grosses $9.1 million domestically

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Poll: Obama, Romney In Tight Race Among Likely Voters

A CNN presidential poll shows uncertainty among voters

A CNN presidential poll shows uncertainty among voters

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Poll: Romney Gets Zero Percent Support from Black Voters

Obama leads with 94% from African Americans

Mitt Romney, GOP presidential candidate-to-be, has no support among African Americans according to poll results…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Obama Campaign Now Accepting Text Donations

Federal Election Commission gives green light for text donations

Federal Election Commission gives green light for text donations

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Obama, Michael Jordan Host Basketball Fundraiser in New York

President expects to rack up $3 million in campaign cash

President expects to rack up $3 million in campaign cash

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Alleged Threats Against Obama, Leads To Arrest

Alleged threats against the President lead to arrest

A Washington man, Anton Caluori, was arrested Tuesday when Secret Service agents attempted to investigate…

By Sasha King

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Obama Dismisses Critics on Osama Bin Laden Assassination

President takes off his political boxing gloves

President takes off his political boxing gloves

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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NABJ Protests Minority Journalist Presidential Debate Exclusion

Do you think the commission on presidential debates overlooks minority journalists?

Do you think the commission on presidential debates overlooks minority journalists?

By Black Enterprise

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Obama To Romney: “Just Release 5 Years Of Tax Returns”

Romney claims he paid a 13 percent tax rate every year of the last decade

Romney claims he paid a 13 percent tax rate every year of the last decade

By Black Enterprise

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Toure Under Fire For Race-Baiting Comments About Romney

Will MSNBC punish Toure for his comments?

Will MSNBC punish Toure for his comments?

By Black Enterprise

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Rock Star Says Obama Staged Aurora, Sikh Temple Shootings

Is this the craziest accusation you ever heard levied against the president?

Is this the craziest accusation you ever heard levied against the president?

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President Obama Defends VP Joe Biden’s “Back In Chains” Comment

Do you agree with the president's defense of Biden's comments?

Do you agree with the president’s defense of Biden’s comments?

By Black Enterprise

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Former Obama Supporter To Back Mitt Romney

Davis called Joe Biden's "chain" comments "racial divisiveness"

Davis called Joe Biden’s “chain” comments “racial divisiveness”

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Obama Finally Beats Bieber’s Klout Score

Justin Bieber held the title of Klout king until President Obama dethroned the teen sensation

Klout announced on Tuesday that it was tweaking the algorithm behind the scores it assigns…

By Janel Martinez

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Romney Says Obama Campaign Has “Disgraced The Presidency”

Romney fires back after Biden says he would put country back in chains

Romney fires back after Biden says he would put country back in chains

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Obama Administration Defends Affirmative Action

The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear the University of Texas' affirmative action case this October

The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear the University of Texas’ affirmative action case this…

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Presidential Debate Moderators Announced

Old-time favorites Jim Lehrer and Bob Schieffer have also been tapped

Old-time favorites Jim Lehrer and Bob Schieffer have also been tapped

By Black Enterprise

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Opinion: Obama Ignores Vital Small Business Advocate David Hinson

David Hinson's 'real world experience' should be utilized and publicized

The one person within the administration who clearly understands the small and minority business community,…

By Raynard Jackson

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Michael Jordan, NBA Stars To Raise Money For Pres. Obama

On the same day, a host of NBA stars will participate in a fund-raising shootaround game

On the same day, a host of NBA stars will participate in a fund-raising shootaround…

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What “Obamacare” Means For Women’s Health

Congresswoman Donna Christensen explains advantages of president's healthcare reform

Congresswoman Donna Christensen explains advantages of president’s healthcare reform

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Oval Office Interview with President Barack Obama

President Obama sat down with Black Enterprise Magazine for an exclusive interview in which he talks about black businesses and unemployment.

In a 20-minute Q&A session with BE Editor-in-Chief Derek T. Dingle, President Obama talked about…

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President Obama’s Big Plan for Small Business

As President Obama goes into full campaign mode, he must cite such examples to make…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Black Unemployment Drops Slightly In July

Will these numbers help or hurt President Obama's argument for re-election?

Will these numbers help or hurt President Obama’s argument for re-election?

By Black Enterprise

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Racist Tweets About Obamas Lands Public Official In Trouble

Heidi Wys claims she is not racist despite language in her tweets.

Heidi Wys claims she is not racist despite language in her tweets.

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Black Enterprise Editor-in-Chief Derek T. Dingle interviews President Barack Obama while Black Enterprise Chairman and Publisher Earl G. Graves Sr. looks on

About This Issue: Inside the Oval Office

It was the call I’ve been waiting for my entire career. “Derek, you have your…

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New Poll Shows Obama Has Edge In 3 Key States

As the election heats up, Obama builds lead over Romney in critical states

As the election heats up, Obama builds lead over Romney in critical states.

By Black Enterprise

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UBR Spotlight: Construction Management Firm CEO Deryl McKissack

More on the entrepreneurs, business strategies and economic news on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable: Deryl McKissack, CEO of McKissack & McKissack; brand…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Conservative 6-Year-Old Gives Reasons Not To Vote For Obama

Isaac Anthony gives ten reasons why Obama doesn't deserve another term in office

Isaac Anthony gives ten reasons why Obama doesn’t deserve another term in office

By Black Enterprise

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Bill Clinton To Speak, Nominate Pres. Obama At DNC

Former president to play a major role at DNC

Former president to play a major role at DNC

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Black Business Owners Urge Obama To Aid Growth

Majority of black businesses have no employees with revenues below $50,000

A host of black business owners at this year’s National Urban League Convention had serious…

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#BEVOTE2012: Join Black Enterprise Editor-in-Chief for Presidential Election Twitter Chat

Live chat at 3:00 p.m. EST Thursday, July 26, will include insights from Derek T. Dingle's exclusive interviews with President Obama, GOP Candidate Romney

On Friday, July 27, 2012, from 3:00pm to 4:30pm, Black Enterprise Magazine Senior VP/Editor-in-Chief Derek…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Pres. Obama Creates African-American Education Office

Office will set a goal of producing more effective programs for black students

Office will set a goal of producing more effective programs for African-American students

By Black Enterprise

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President Obama Leads Mitt Romney by 6 Points in New Poll

Poll also highlights growing negatives for both candidates

In a new national poll conducted by NBC News and the Wall Street Journal, President…

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Opinion: A Presidential Medal of Freedom for the Jackson 5?

Raynard Jackson makes the case for the Jackson 5 getting presidential honors

Raynard Jackson makes the case for the Jackson 5 getting presidential honors

By Raynard Jackson

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Opinion: Is the Congressional Black Caucus Tough Enough on Obama?

Political commentator Raynard Jackson examines President Obama's relationship with Black members of Congress

Political commentator Raynard Jackson examines President Obama’s relationship with Black members of Congress

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5 Ways the Affordable Care Act Affects Your Wallet

We sift through the dense text to tell you what the ACA means for your family and your money

5 key points of show the historical Affordable Care Act upheld by the Supreme Court…

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The JOBS Act: Acceptance of Crowdfunding Provision Likely to Increase Startup Growth

With crowdfunding a concern of JOBS Act critics, see what makes the capital funding method viable

The JOBS Act has received support from lawmakers and startup advocates, as well as disapproval…

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Campaign Trail Style: First Lady Michelle Obama’s Top Fashion Moments

Take a page from her book of chic to achieve your own power looks

Take a look at Michelle Obama’s best style moments while campaigning for President Barack Obama.…

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Advocating for Fathers: Men Across the Country Seek to Defy Negative Stereotypes

Black men take leadership to shed positive light on today's patriarchs

President Obama’s Fatherhood Buzz initiative seeks to shed a positive light on America’s men, with…

By Demetria Irwin

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Harvard Study Connects Google Search Results to Racially Biased Voting in ’08

A doctorate candidate at the Ivy League university performed a study highlighting hidden racial attitudes among voters

A doctorate candidate at Harvard University performed a study highlighting hidden racial attitudes among voters.…

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This weekend the controversial HBO film (based on the controversial bestselling book) Game Change premieres. Though the film focuses on the McCain-Pailn campaign, we rounded up a few political game changers of our own who are (or will be!) ones to watch.---Sasha KingPresident Barack ObamaWhat can be said about the President of the United States? He made history as the first black President of the United States in the 2008 election, making him the 44th president. He has accomplished many things in the three years he has been in office, including capturing the elusive Osama Bin Laden. He is striving to maintain his presidency for another four years by campaigning for the 2012 election.

Obama’s Minority Report: Do Republican Presidents Cater to Small Businesses Better?

Questioning whether the current administration has been as diligent in supporting small business owners as presidents past

When it comes to minority business, some question whether or not the Barack Obama administration…

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President Obama and Michelle Obama joined the proceedings to commemorate the largest such undertaking to reveal the contributions of African Americans to the world.

First Couple’s Assets Worth Up to $8.3 Million

Obama book royalties alone worth up to $2.1 million

White House discloses President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama’s financial assets, with a value between…

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Would Jesse Jackson Have Been a Better Black President than Obama?

Raynard Jackson takes a critical look at why Obama’s rise was historic, but not transformational for the Black community

Before Barack Obama there was Jesse Jackson. Here’s a look at the lasting impact Jesse…

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Last week, news broke about two African American men, Christopher Johnson and Nathaniel Claybrooks, filing a class action lawsuit against the producers of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. The men claim that they were rejected from being cast on the popular reality show because they are Black. In 20+ seasons of the long running show, there has never been an African American contestant.

While the rest of the world argues the validity and diversity of reality television’s latest bachelors, BlackEnterprise.com rounded up a list of the hottest 10 single brothers that should be on your radar. Not only are these men easy on the eyes but they’re all certified movers and shakers, too. Ladies, you’re welcome. —Bridgette Bartlett of Black Bridal Bliss

10 Eligible Black Men ‘The Bachelor’ Should Cast

Reality TV casting agents for The Bachelor may have a hard time finding men of color but here are a few good men

After two African American men sued producers of the The Bachelor for racial discrimination here’s…

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5 Cool (Recent) Branding Moves By President Barack Obama

A look at the Commander-in-Chief's moments of swag

Here’s a snapshot into recent appearances that give the Commander-in-Chief the cool factor.

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Whether you’re an adoring Tupac Shakur fan or not, the unexpected hologram appearance of the deceased rapper during Dr. Dre and Snoop Dog’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival performance on Sunday was nothing short of impressive. With his true to life mannerisms and virtual swag, if you will, this performance gave a glimmer of hope to those who desire to recapture the talent of artists gone too soon. Footage of the monumental performance emerged yesterday morning, generating over a million views on various YouTube videos, and producing a great deal of conversation about the constant evolution of technology. 

BlackEnterprise.com takes a look at 5 other "visual" entertainers.--Reginald Larkin

The Road to the Tupac Hologram: 5 Other ‘Visual’ Entertainers

The late rapper Tupac Shakur’s collaborative performance at Coachella joins the ranks of other innovative…

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WATCH: Mitt Romney Tells Obamas to “Start Packing”

The Republican presidential frontrunner has some choice words for the Commander-In-Chief

During an interview with Diane Sawyer, Republican presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann…

By Anslem Samuel

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Dingle, who was granted the first print interview of President Obama after his 2009 inauguration, conducted an exclusive 20-minute interview with the President in the Oval Office on Wednesday, April 11, focusing on minority and small business policies and the economy. When asked what he would say to Black business owners, including attendees of the upcoming Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference to be held in his hometown of Chicago, who question whether the Administration has done enough for Black business, he responded, “I’ll put my track record up against anybody in terms of us putting in place broad-based programs that ultimately had a huge benefit for African American businesses.”

PHOTOS: Inside Black Enterprise’s Exclusive Interview with President Barack Obama

A preview of the President's conversation with Editor-in-Chief Derek T. Dingle on job creation, financial reforms and what he's done to earn the support of Black business.

A preview of President Barack Obama’s conversation with Black Enterprise Editor-in-Chief Derek T. Dingle on…

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RYAN LESLIE 	Harvard University 	BA, Government and Economics 	Class of ’98   Scoring a perfect score of 1600 on his SATs at the age of 15, Leslie went on to deliver Harvard’s “Harvard Oration” at his graduation ceremony when he was just 19 years old.  Joining Cambridge’s elite jazz group, The Krokodiloes, the child prodigy discovered his love for music. Since then he as written music and produced for Sean “Diddy” Combs’ Bad Boy Entertainment, Donnell Jones, New Edition, Cheri Dennis and more.  Still recognizing the importance of education, Leslie recently hosted a “mini-music seminar” for Harvard’s Black Student Law Association in 2009 called “The Bizness Behind the Business.”

Ryan Leslie Directs Political Short for Congressional Candidate Taj Clayton

The gifted performer lends his creative vision and support to his Harvard classmate's political aspirations

Singer/producer Ryan Leslie adds director to his resume with a powerful campaign short for Congressional…

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Mario Van Peebles Captures Youth Culture With ‘We the Party’

The respected director celebrates Generation Y and passes the acting torch to his son

Legendary director Mario Van Peebles releases We the Party, a film geared towards depicting the…

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The Hypocrisy of Democracy: Discrimination by Any Means Necessary

Questioning whether or not there really is a difference between being Democrat or Republican

With the candidates for the 2012 presidential election in place some wonder whether true democracy…

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Driving While Black: Welcome to the Club, Tyler Perry

Even if you’re as rich as Tyler Perry, chances are you will be racially profiled

Movie mogul Tyler Perry recently became the victim of racial profiling as Atlanta police pulled…

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The Black Vote: The Only Way Republicans Can Beat Obama

Often ignoring the minority vote, Republicans fail to tap into the diversity of the American people

As the 2012 presidential election heats up some believe Republicans fail to make headway because…

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What Kind of Man Could Trayvon Martin Have Been?

Yet another young life halted from reaching its full potential due to gun violence and racism

When George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin he not only snuffed out the 17-year-old’s…

By Caroline Clarke

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Svante MyrickSvante Myrick is the youngest mayor of Ithaca, NY---a predominantly white community---at the tender age of 24. He is likened to Obama thanks to his bi-racial lineage, upbringing with his single mom and political success. With his vigor and commitment, Myrick will be a politician to look out for in years to come.

Black Political Game Changers of 2012

Black Enterprise lists political game changers as movie Game Change makes its debut on HBO

Black Enterprise lists political game changers as movie Game Change makes its debut on HBO

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Baratunde Thurston on How to be Black…and Tech Savvy

On the eve of his keynote address to techies at the annual South by Southwest conference, the author/comedian talks politics, technology and blackness

On the eve of his keynote address to techies at the annual South by Southwest…

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New Museum Ensures Black History is Part of the American Story

Black Enterprise is on hand for the groundbreaking of a new museum dedicated to African American history and culture

Barack Obama, Calvin Butts and others take part in groundbreaking for National Museum of African…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Will Social Media Determine the 2012 Presidential Campaign?

Exploring the impact of Twitter and Facebook on how voters will cast their ballot

Social media is so engrained into our society that it may be a determining factor…

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11 Black Presidents Under 50 & Their Presidents’ Day Advice for Obama

Presidential advice for the Commander-in-Chief from men and women of color who hold similar titles in business

In honor of Presidents’ Day, 11 Black Presidents from the world of business share their…

By Souleo

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Preview Our World: ‘Straw Dogs’ Star Laz Alonso

Also: a discussion of a double-standard in media coverage of Barack Obama, and a profile of R&B legend Dionne Warwick

On this week’s edition of Our World with Black Enterprise, with host Marc Lamont Hill,…

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Unfulfilled by his advertising job, Andre Woolery found refuge in his creative energies as a visual artist. Rather than just relying on paint, the New Jersey resident created one-of-a-kind murals of public figures like Barack Obama, Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter, and Kanye West among others completely of colored thumbtacks. As a preview to Woolery's first solo exhibition this February 23rd at Frontrunner Gallery in New York, here is a photo gallery of some of his most notable pieces. Click here to read Woolery's full story and follow him on Twitter @undre2g for all updates on his art and upcoming shows.

Artist Andre Woolery’s One-Of-A-Kind Thumbtack Portraits

The former ad man immortalizes Barack Obama and Jay-Z using thumbtacks as his creative base

Artist Andre Woolery creates detailed portraits of public figures like Barack Obama, Jay-Z, Kanye West…

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Advertising Man Finds His True Calling in the Arts

Andre Woolery went from pushing ads to art, pushing creative boundaries with his one-of-a-kind thumbtack portraits

Bored with the advertising world, Andre Woolery refocused his energy on the arts and revolutionized…

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Preview Our World: Wendy Raquel Robinson Hips Us To “The Game”

Also: Discussion with Jeff Johnson, Kim Coles and Chris Spencer; profile of former top model and inspirational school teacher Rashid Silvera.

This week on Our World with Black Enterprise, with host Marc Lamont Hill: Actor Wendy…

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Obama’s State of the Union Address Details Agenda to ‘Bring Jobs Back’

State of Union offers clues to fixing the economy while beating the GOP

President Obama’s State of the Union Address puts the 1% to task and calls for…

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TWITTER:   I know that this is probably an obvious one, but how do you really engage with Twitter? Do you use it as a personal tool to connect with others? Promote your business? Both? Do you need a personal and business account? I would say, it all depends. I have one account for me personally, which I also use professionally. When my new book, Chasing Youth Culture And Getting It Right, is published in April, I will be using another account for book tweets only. I want to make sure that those messages go to people who want data on youth marketing specifically. So the moral of this story is, know your target market. Your tweets will have a greater impact if you’re really focused on who you’re trying to reach.

Twitter Acquires Internet Security Startup Dasient

In an effort to beef up security, the popular microblogging site purchased the three-year-old Internet security firm

On Monday, Twitter attained Dasient, a security startup offering malware protection for businesses.

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President Obama Sings Al Green’s ‘Let’s Stay Together’ at the Apollo Theater

The president belted out a short rendition of Green’s classic hit at a fundraiser on Thursday

President Barack Obama visited the landmark Apollo Theater in Harlem on Thursday, where he broke…

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Michelle Obama's style influence has been undeniable, with women around the world taking notice. Beauty and fashion expert Mikki Taylor is one of those women, inspired by the First Lady's eloquence and contemporary fashion flair to write Commander-in-Chic: Every Woman's Guide to Managing Her Style Like a First Lady (Atria Books; $26.99). Here are five winter apparel essentials for every working woman's closet, so you can channel the First Lady's style savvy and make it your own. ---Janell Hazelwood

Happy Birthday, First Lady Michelle Obama

We celebrate her special day by highlighting her international influence

First Lady Michelle Obama has served as not only a history-making icon but her inspiration…

By Janell Hazelwood

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When assessing the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. the number of protesters he helped rouse, the amount of books documenting his philosophy that he published and the total revenue generated by artistic projects made in his honor only tell a fraction of the story. To truly decode Dr. King you must take into account the impact he has had on the global issues of race, class and social justice by virtue of inspiring change. In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, BlackEntperise.com spoke with James Peterson, the Director of Africana Studies and Associate Professor of English at Lehigh University, in an effort to enhance our understanding on the civil rights leader’s work. —Souleo

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Decoded

See how the Civil Rights leader inspired mass change

As the nation celebrates the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., Black Enterprise Decodes the…

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Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) Joins Twitter

The first lady has launched a twitter account, personalizing her tweets with her initials “mo”

Michelle Obama joined Twitter Thursday and, in less than 24 hours, gained well over 100,000…

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December Jobs Report: Republican Chairman Says Obama Only Offers “Gimmicks”

The latest report on employment holds both good and bad news

The December 2011 Jobs Report American shows unemployment is in flux, showing signs of promise…

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Obama Ends Iraq War But Battle Still Rages At Home

Commander-In-Chief gets hit with political bombs from GOP over decision while he fights for opportunities for vets

President Obama ended the Iraq War but the troubled economy and unemployment rate leaves veterans…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Michelle Obama's style influence has been undeniable, with women around the world taking notice. Beauty and fashion expert Mikki Taylor is one of those women, inspired by the First Lady's eloquence and contemporary fashion flair to write Commander-in-Chic: Every Woman's Guide to Managing Her Style Like a First Lady (Atria Books; $26.99). Here are five winter apparel essentials for every working woman's closet, so you can channel the First Lady's style savvy and make it your own. ---Janell Hazelwood

Commander-in-Chic: Mikki Taylor’s 5 Winter Apparel Essentials for the Office

'Bankable' winter style picks inspired by First Lady Michelle Obama

Beauty expert Mikki Taylor gives five winter fashion staples for the office inspired by the…

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Preview B.E. Business Report: Supermodel-Turned-CEO Iman

Also: Obama Treasury Sec. Tim Geithner, online lending and the Harlem Vintage Wine Store

Supermodel-turned-businesswoman Iman, founder and CEO of Iman Cosmetics, is the featured Power Player on this…

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In the News: NASCAR Fans Boo Michelle Obama; Mariners Greg Halman Found Dead and More

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

See what’s going on in the world with today’s compilation of news around the Web

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In the News: Dr. Conrad Murray Found Guilty in Michael Jackson Death; Herman Cain’s Fourth Accuser Surfaces and More

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

See what’s going on in the world with today’s compilation of news around the Web

By Sade K. Muhammad

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Outspoken Opponent: 7 Outrageous Statements from Herman Cain

Interesting quips from a Republican presidential hopeful

Seven most outrageous statements by Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain.

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Preview B.E. Business Report: Can President Obama Get You A Job?

A special edition focused on jobs, on location in Washington, D.C. with Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, SBA Deputy Administrator Marie Johns

On this special edition of the Black Enterprise Business Report, hosted by Caroline V. Clarke,…

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In the News: Michelle Obama’s First Book Titled ‘American Grown’; NPR’s Michele Norris Steps Down as Host and More

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

See what’s going on in the world with today’s compilation of news around the Web

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Earlier this week, a select group of online reporters were given the opportunity to sit down with First Lady Michelle Obama in the Old Family Dining Room in the East Wing of White House. Among those in attendance was iVillage’s Kelly Wallace, who spoke with Mrs. Obama about a wide range of topics, including her Let’s Move campaign against childhood obesity and creating a normal environment for her daughters Malia, 13, and Sasha, 10, despite residing at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.   BlackEnterprise.com pulled a few parenting nuggets of wisdom from Michelle on keeping your kids grounded. —Anslem Samuel

Michelle Obama’s 6 Rules of Parenting

In addition to being the First Lady Michelle Obama is still a mother that knows best

A First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama has a duty to uphold as…

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High Appointment: Ritz Carlton Manager is First Female Chief Usher at White House

Hospitality industry professional brings 25 years of experience to post

Angella Reid is the first black woman to be the chief usher at the White…

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In the News: Mr. and Mrs. Obama Celebrate 19th Wedding Anniversary; Tiger Woods Out of Top 50 World Ranking and More

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

See what’s going on in the world with today’s compilation of news around the Web

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What You Can Learn From Harvard Law School

Black attorneys' reunion demonstrates how to use alumni networks to increase your clout

Over the past few weeks, many of us will attend the annual round of fall…

By Derek T. Dingle

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According to reports, President Barack Obama’s approval rating is at a major low as concerns for his re-election increase. With black unemployment at more than 16% and a still recessionary economic climate, the morale among supporters is undeniably shaky.

Despite the negative overall outlook on the state of the U.S. economy, there have been notable milestones in Obama's presidency. NewsOne has compiled 40 reasons to laude Obama's presidency from the capture of Osama Bin Laden to his new initiative that seeks to put veterans back to work.

40 High Points of Barack Obama’s Presidency

Despite low approval rating, here are reasons his White House term can be lauded

Though his current approval rating is at an all-time low, here are 40 high points…

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What President Obama Could Learn from Jacksonville Mayor’s Race

America's Wire writer suggests Obama take cues from Florida's newest Black mayor

As President Barack Obama gears up for re-election some say his political standing is on…

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It’s Your Own Fault If Obama Disappoints You

President Obama promised changes we have yet to see. Is he the disappointment, or are we?

Critics say that President Barack Obama is soft on the issues, now the trend has…

By Caroline Clarke

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Mudslinging in politics and the press makes it a challenge to learn the facts about President Barack Obama’s record so far in office.  You would think that healthcare policy is the only area in which he has had an impact.

Being a business owner and concerned citizen, and knowing that entrepreneurship and business growth are ultimately going to be the driving forces of new job creation, I decided to go on a fact-finding mission to learn more about what President Obama has done for entrepreneurs and small business.  Here are five facts that we never hear about in the mainstream press. —Felicia Joy

5 Ways President Obama Has Helped Entrepreneurs

Don't be fooled by the headlines, the commander-in-chief supports small business

While many focus on the President’s healthcare policies, he has also made great strides in…

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Obama Plans Full Court Press on Jobs Bill

The president takes an aggressive approach to getting the Jobs Bill passed now

As the 2012 presidential election draws closer Barack Obama takes an aggressive approach to getting…

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In the News: Obama to Unveil Jobs Plan; Google Acquires Zagat and More

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

See what’s going on in the world with today’s compilation of news around the web

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5 Ways To Upgrade Your Investments As Nation Deals With Debt Downgrade

Even though investors are reeling from the toughest market since 2008 you can still build your portfolio & protect your assets

Standard & Poor’s downgrade of the United States’ AAA credit rating to a AA+ could…

By Derek T. Dingle

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White House & Congressional Leaders Reach Debt Deal

CBC Chairman calls agreement "Satan Sandwich"

With a federal budget ceiling deadline looming, President Obama works out a deal that satisfies…

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Whether it was civil rights or gay rights, the struggle for equality has been an on-going battle. While the call to action generally happens on the grassroots level with the people, it’s on Capitol Hill where the real changes happen. As BlackEnterprise.com’s coverage of the Black LGBT community, we look back at the some major historical points of the LGBT rights movements with an intensive timeline that follows the ups, downs and milestones under various presidential administrations. —Kahliah Laney

US Presidents Decoded: 49 Milestones in LGBT History

See which 16 US presidents were in office when these historic LGBT moments occured

From Abraham Lincoln to Barack Obama, US presidents have presided over many great moments in…

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