Tag Archives: Barack Obama

Let your voice be heard: One of the first Black radio talk show hosts, Taliaferro used the San Francisco Bay Area's airwaves for 40 years to "speak his mind," debating political and cultural issues as well as breaking racial barriers. To fix today's institutions, he says, requires the creation of forums where diverse voices can be heard. "I hope that talk becomes the theme of what we do in the United States from government across [other areas] so we can have a stronger nation with tremendous, insightful understanding," says Ray Taliaferro.

6 Life Lessons from Media Trailblazers

At an NABJ event honoring the late Ed Bradley, Hall of Fame journalists share their rules for success

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TED WILLIAMS: It was the first feel good story of the New Year: homeless man with a "golden voice" becomes a YouTube sensation overnight and receives a job offer from the Cleveland Cavaliers, a home, and an emotional reunion with his estranged mother after more than 20 years apart.  For Williams, this was more than a come up, it was a second chance to redeem the man he once was, the man he lost to decades of drug abuse and crime.  Williams' inspiring story has reinvigorated hope in millions of Americans that miracles do happen.

10 Remarkable Career Comebacks

Life has a tendency of knocking us down (just ask Ted Williams). These individuals found a way to get back up and gain a second chance at success

BlackEnterprise.com recognizes those who have reigned supreme after hitting on hard times.

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In the News: White House Property Value Drops

The presidential pad dropped 23.6% in value over the last three years

The 132-room mansion dropped nearly a quarter of its value, according to the real estate…

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Breaking News: Democrats Reject Obama-Republican Tax Plan

The President's plan to alleviate unemployment woes gets derailed. Now what?

The Democratic Caucus spent most of Thursday morning in a closed-door meeting to discuss their…

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Sean "P. Diddy" Combs was fired by Andre Harrell as a 21-year-old exec at Uptown Records early in his career. Today, Combs has gone on to build a more than $300-million-dollar empire, with an expanding list of ventures under Bad Boy Worldwide Entertainment Group: Sean John Clothing and Sean by Sean; a movie production company; his own Ciroc vodka; his own fragrance; reality TV shows; a solo music career, as well as his collaboration with artists Dirty Money; and an acting career, including a role in the Oscar-winning Monster's Ball.

So You’ve Been Fired… Now What?: 7 Celebrities Who Survived the Axe

These famous figures show there is light at the end of the termination tunnel

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Obama’s AIDS Advisor on the Frontline for a Cure

In spite of medical developments, Phill Wilson of Black AIDS Institute says testing and awareness are our only true defense

Chin up, Black America, not all the news surrounding HIV/AIDS in the African American community…

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POLL: Racism or Realism?

Did race or reality play a role in urging Meek to drop out?

Did race play a role in asking Meek to drop out of the election or…

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Obama Holds Nationally-Televised News Conference At White House

What’s Really Behind the Frustration With President Obama

Economic woes will only worsen if the President's effectiveness is crippled after only two years in office

President Obama has become the target of frustration from people who are truly suffering and…

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Who’s Bad? When Media Crowns the “Powerful”

How I discern between the famous and popular, and those who have a real impact on my life

In order to think critically when consuming media, one of the most important lessons to…

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House Approves Small Business Lending Fund

Obama will sign the bill into law this week

The House of Representatives today approved Senate amendments to the Small Business Lending Fund Act…

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Obama to GOP: Stop Playing Political Games

On the eve of 9/11 anniversary, president defends economic strategy and asks for patience

According to Obama, the economic crisis has been so deep and so wide that his…

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Can Obama Pave The Way to New Jobs?

New economic initiative likely to boost employment, but may not move the needle for black-owned businesses

Standing before a group of labor union crowd in Milwaukee on Labor Day, President Obama…

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With Troops Out of Iraq, Obama to Shift Focus to Economy

Congressional Black Caucus expresses praise, caution for the end of the combat mission

In a prime-time address from the Oval Office Tuesday night, President Obama officially declared an…

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Obama Announces the End of Operation Iraqi Freedom

In remarks prepared for delivery to the American people on August 31, 2010, the President officially ends the war in Iraq

President Barack H. Obama, in remarks prepared for delivery on August 31, 2010, officially announces…

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Black Caucus Reels From Ethics, Election Setbacks

With Waters and Rangel under scrutiny, CBC's relationship with Obama has frayed

These were supposed to be heady days for African Americans in Congress, with President Barack…

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Coverage of Michael Jackson’s June 25, 2009 death was third on the list with 5.7% of coverage. Thousands of news items focused on the King of Pop's unexpected death, his legacy, his enormous fanbase, the fate of his three children, his estate, funeral, and many lawsuits.

Black News Coverage Leaves a Lot to Be Desired

Despite a black president, African Americans attracted little attention in the media

Despite having a black president, African Americans attracted little attention in the U.S. mainstream news…

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This protester takes issue with Obama's family on his father's side. (Source: Pargon’s Flickr feed)

Signs of the Times: Tea Party Protests

Racist or not? A gallery of signs seen at Tea Party rallies nationwide

Decide for yourself: Is the NAACP right in calling on the Tea Party movement to…

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Transcript of the President’s Signing of the Health Reform Bill

'I�m signing this reform bill into law on behalf of my mother'

The official transcript of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden’s remarks at the…

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Healthcare Reform We Can All Believe In

When President Obama signed legislation enabling millions to gain access to health insurance, he achieved a milestone that eluded seven previous presidents

When President Barack Obama today signed into law legislation that will enable millions of Americans…

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President Barack Obama's signature on the health insurance reform bill at the White House, March 23.  (Source: White House)

Healthcare Reform in Pictures

Obama's historic journey to overhaul the health care system

Follow along with President Barack Obama on his historic fight to make health care reform…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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