Tag Archives: Barack Obama

President Barack Obama changed the game when it came to utilizing a powerful tool of influence: social media. Since his successful 2008 bid for the U.S. presidency, he has held a prominent role, using social networking as a way to reach the masses, gain support, and create one of the most transparent presidencies in history. Here's a look at his social media presence, and how his administration has successfully leveraged it as a vital resource. --- Janell Hazelwood

Decoding Barack Obama’s Social Media Campaign Strategies

A look at the Head of State's prowess with social Web

President Barack Obama changed the game since his successful run in 2008, utilizing the most…

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Obama Addresses America’s Concerns via Twitter

Thousands of tweeps took to @townhall to ask the president about the state of our economy

President Barack Obama held the first-ever Twitter Town Hall, giving citizens the chance to interact…

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In the News: Southern Baptists Elect First Black Rev.; Stevie Wonder in Apollo Hall of Fame;Pres. Obama’s Job Council Gets to Work

Headlines around the web

Headlines around the web

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Oprah Winfrey Decoded: Makings of a Multimedia Master

Over the past 25 years Oprah Winfrey has inspired us as a billionaire businesswoman. Here's a snapshot of her financial power

Oprah Winfrey airs the finale of her top-rated talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show today,…

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Washington Report: Moving Forward After Bin Laden’s Demise

Counterterrorism expert provides a glimpse into the Situation Room as president’s orders were executed

The world’s most dangerous man Osam bin Laden is now dead but President Barack Obama’s…

By Joyce Jones

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This Week on Our World: Valerie Jarrett on Obama’s Job Plan for Black Americans

Host Marc Lamont Hill with Obama's Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett, plus Rev. Al Sharpton and Jeff Jones

This week on Our World with Black Enterprise, host Marc Lamont Hill sits down with…

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In the News: Disaster Strikes Japan; Debra Lee Named to Obama’s Advisory Board; Ne-Yo Closes Deal with Cartoon Network

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

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4 Tax Law Changes That Will Affect Your Small Business

Before filing for your biz this tax season, be sure to look out for these potential money savers

As tax time draws near, it’s imperative that entrepreneurs be aware of the impact of…

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This Week on Our World: Join Us As We Celebrate Our Landmark 100th Show!

Join host Marc Lamont Hill for a review of the issues, people and topics covered in this monumental episode

Join host Marc Lamont Hill for a fascinating review of the issues, people and topics…

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In the News: Egyptian President Finally resigns; Facebook Justice; Magic Johnson Catches the VIBE

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

After ongoing unrest and protests that began late last month, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak finally…

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Why Black America No Longer Exists

In his new book, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Eugene Robinson talks about the 'Disintegration' of the Black monolith

Author Eugene Robinson has sparked debate with his recent book, ‘Disintegration: The Splintering of Black…

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MICHELLE OBAMA 	First Lady of the United States 	Mrs. Obama is a dynamic First Lady and partner to our nation's first Black president, Barack Obama. However, the Princeton University and Harvard Law School graduate continues to make her role as First Lady a memorable one. Though she may receive more press for her fashion influence, Mrs. Obama seems to much rather prefer using her clout for good to launch and support initiatives like Let's Move, which promotes exercise to battle childhood obesity and healthy eating, especially within underserved communities. 	POLISH PICK: Who's The Boss. This color is bold and engaging, just like Mrs. Obama. In addition to crafting a legacy of service, she has undoubtedly become a style icon, influencing designers and fashionistas worldwide. This color is perfect for anyone who appreciates a chic yet classic look.

The Power of Color: 9 Women Who Nail It Every Time

The ladies behind Ginger + Liz Colour Collection match up the right hues to accent these fierce and financially focused females

Beauty industry entrepreneurs Ginger + Liz pair notable women with their colour counterpart

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Iman (right) graces cover of Black Enterprise with protege Tyra Banks

This Week on the B.E. Business Report: Supermodel-Turned-CEO Iman (Video)

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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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

<strong>Let your voice be heard:</strong> One of the first Black radio talk show hosts, Taliaferro…

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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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</a>Football star <strong>Michael Vick</strong> was infamously suspended and<strong> </strong>later released from the Atlanta Falcons…

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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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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…

By Joyce Jones

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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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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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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…

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Obama Signs Historic Healthcare Bill Into Law

With win under his belt, Obama has reestablished presidency

When President Barack Obama signed into law the healthcare reform bill Tuesday, he sealed his…

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Healthcare Reform in the Final Stretch

Obama urges Congress to send him a bill

In his third campaign-style speech in a little more than a week, President Barack Obama…

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Healthcare Reform Summit Yields Little Consensus

Obama challenges lawmakers to finalize legislation in six weeks or less

Thursday’s healthcare reform summit was, in many ways, a last-ditch opportunity for President Barack Obama…

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Lawmakers Square Off on Healthcare Reform

Republicans dismiss summit as 'political theater'

Obama led a bipartisan group of lawmakers in what he hoped was a “frank and…

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Backtalk with Gwen Ifill

Black Enterprise turned the tables on Gwen Ifill, getting her thoughts on objectivity in the…

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Obama’s Report Card: One Year Later

An assessment of the president's first year in office

It has been one year since history was made in the U.S. with the inauguration…

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Congressional Leaders Begin Reconciling Healthcare Bills

Daunting task ahead as lawmakers fight over provisions

When members of the U.S. House of Representatives return to Washington this week, they will…

By Joyce Jones

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Poll: Was the Jobs Summit Political or Productive?

Majority said it was necessary to boost the economy

Majority of respondents to a BlackEnterprise.com poll said the White House Forum on Jobs and…

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Obama Unveils New Job Creation Plan

President outlines a new effort to spur job growth

President Barack Obama unveiled a package of new enhancements to his administration’s efforts to revive…

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Black Unemployment Still High Despite Rate Decrease

Men, youth share disproportionate burden of joblessness

While the unemployment rate seems to be taking a slight turn for the better, in…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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The Difference Is President Obama

The battle cry that swept Obama into the White House was not “Yes, He Can”, but “Yes, We Can.”

As 2009 draws to a close, it’s safe to say that the year will be…

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Former Chicago Urban League President Runs for Senate Seat

Candidate focusing on job creation, small business success

Initially, Cheryle R. Jackson was flattered that then President-elect Barack Obama had added her to…

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Washington Report

Updates from Capitol Hill

Washington Report: Week of Nov. 16- Nov. 20

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Oprah Winfrey to End Talk Show in 2011

Queen of Daytime says it is time to go

Oprah Winfrey announced Friday that her television show, the foundation of a multibillion-dollar media empire,…

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Treasury Secretary, SBA Chief Host Listening Session for Entrepreneurs

Forum focuses on getting cash to small businesses

Last month the Obama administration announced with great fanfare a plan to increase small business…

By Joyce Jones

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Updates from Capitol Hill

Washington Report: Week of Nov. 9-13

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Updates from Capitol Hill

Washington Report: Week of Nov. 9 – Nov. 13

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Congress Expands Homeowner Tax Breaks

First-time homebuyer tax credit extended to June

If you were rushing to close on a house before the end of the year,…

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One Year Later: Why My First Vote Won’t Be My Last

Election '09 can't match the thrill of voting for Obama, but it's still important to me

In 2000, I had my first taste of the democratic voting process. I was in…

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One Year Later: Has Obama Lived Up to the Promise?

Pundits say the jury is still out on progress

What a difference a year makes. On Election Day 2008, a wave of euphoria swept…

By Joyce Jones

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Washington Report: Week of Oct. 26

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Obama Announces Plans to Boost Small Business Lending

Credit lines to be made available under TARP

Flanked by thousands of boxes of paper records stored by Metropolitan Archives, a Maryland-based business…

By Joyce Jones

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Yes We Can Make Local Elections Count

The change we voted for in 2008 can't happen if we don't vote locally in 2009

On November 4, 2008, Americans of all race, creeds and colors voted for change –…

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Updates from Capitol Hill

Updates from Capitol Hill

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Latest updates from the Capitol

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House votes on student loans; CBCF Conference; Baucus presents health bill;SBA approves advocate

BlackEnterprise.com analyzes the week that was in Washington

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HHS Secretary Says ‘It’s Time for Change’

In part two of an exclusive interview, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius discusses how ealthcare reform…

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On the Frontlines of the Healthcare Reform Battle

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius talks Medicare, adequate coverage for all

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius about the political battle over healthcare reform.

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Obama Outlines Healthcare Goals Before Congress

President says public plan won't be deal breaker

Seeking to shift the vitriolic and partisan tenor of the debate over healthcare reform to…

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How Healthcare Reform Affects You

Separating fact from fiction

The ongoing debate over healthcare reform is as intense as ever, but nothing has been…

By Joyce Jones

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Finding Compromise in a Tough Healthcare Reform Debate

How congressional proposals would impact small businesses

Here’s a look at how provisions in healthcare reform legislation and a bill from the…

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How to Make the Most of Your Doctor’s Visits

Internist talks reform, diligence, open communication

Dr. Virgie Bright Ellington, a board certified internist, believes that basic healthcare for every citizen…

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Presidential Proclamation: National Ovarian Cancer Month

President Barack Obama proclaims September 2009 as National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.

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Is Obama’s Recovery Plan Working?

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Is the U. S. economy on the mend? As the Obama administration marked its first…

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News Roundup

Robert Johnson in bid for Aqueduct Contract; Poitier, Bishop Tutu among Medal of Honor recipients

JohnsonHard Rock International announced a strategic alliance with entrepreneur Robert L.  Johnson, and also said…

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Obama Takes Case for Healthcare Reform to the Airwaves

CBC lawmakers want to do it right, not do it fast

President Barack Obama held his fourth primetime press conference to make the case to the…

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Obama on the Record: News Conference on Healthcare Reform

THE PRESIDENT: Good evening. Please be seated. Before I take your questions,…

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Obama Addresses Range of Issues Facing Black America

Black Enterprise takes part in exclusive news conference on Air Force One

President Barack Obama fielded questions from black journalists regarding his administration’s plans to tackle pressing…

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Obama on the Record: NAACP Centennial Convention

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. What an extraordinary night, capping off an extraordinary…

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On Air Force One with President Obama

This is bigger than once in a lifetime. It's first in forever.

The pinnacle for a journalist with a passion for politics is to cover the White…

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Small Businesses Struggle to Offer Healthcare

Some say government should offer helping hand

Small businesses still find it difficult to offer employees healthcare.

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Taming A Wild Economy

To fix a broken America, Roger Ferguson was one of the experts President Obama tapped. Now, this TIAA-CREF CEO and former Fed vice chairman shares his views about the financial markets and prospects for an economic rebound

Roger W. Ferguson Jr. has answered the call at a time when our
nation needs him…

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Historic Energy Legislation Survives Narrow House Vote

Cornerstone bill would cut greenhouse gases, carbon emissions

The U.S. House of Representatives passed an historic energy bill Friday night during a nail-biting…

By Joyce Jones

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CBC’s Towns Leads Tense Questioning of Bernanke

House investigation may impact Obamas financial reforms

Federal Reserve Board chairman Ben Bernanke spent an extremely tense session Thursday before the House…

By Joyce Jones

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Activists Rally for a Public Health Insurance Option

Reform measures face harsh criticism from conservatives

Thousands from across the nation representing labor unions, community organizations, healthcare professions, churches, and other…

By Joyce Jones

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Father’s Day Proclamation

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
A PROCLAMATION
The journey of fatherhood provides…

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Negotiating in a Volatile World

U.S. trade official seeks to open new markets for U.S. business

When South Korea President Lee Myung-bak came to the United States earlier this week, he…

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Obama Unveils Historic Financial Regulatory Reforms

Plan seeks to protect investors, consumers but faces opposition

President Barack Obama revealed Wednesday a series of initiatives that he described as “the most…

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NAACP to Celebrate 100th Anniversary

President Obama expected to address the convention

In keeping one of the many promises made on the campaign trail last year, President…

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White House Accelerates Stimulus Pace

Roadmap to Recovery to create or save 600,000 jobs

Faced with mounting unemployment figures and criticisms that the administration’s economic stimulus plan is moving…

By Joyce Jones

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Sotomayor Confirmation Hearings to Begin July 13

Conservative opponents say nominee racially biased

Sonia Sotomayor, President Barack Obama’s nominee to fill the seat of retiring Supreme Court Justice…

By Joyce Jones

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Minority Businesses Eager for Stimulus Contracts

But some companies are left out of bidding process

Vice President Joe Biden announced this week that in the 100-plus days since the administration’s…

By Joyce Jones

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Tavis Smiley Talks Brotherhood, Obama

Speaker, author gives insight into DVD

BlackEnterprise.com: The film focused a lot on the importance of music to the African American…

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Obama Signs Law for Civil Rights Project

Historic period to be documented via video, audio

President Barack Obama signed into law Tuesday a bill that requires the Library of Congress…

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Obama’s 100 Days on Front, Home Pages

After 100 days in office, President Barack Obama is receiving worldwide attention.  (Click here for…

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Obama on the Record: Credit Cards

THE PRESIDENT: Well, I just had a constructive meeting with the heads of many…

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Weekly Address: Promoting Fiscal Discipline

Good morning. Over the last three months, my Administration has taken aggressive action to confront…

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Obama Presses for Credit Card Reform

President urges card companies to adopt more consumer friendly practices

President Barack Obama met with top executives from 14 credit card companies today at the…

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Credit Card Principles

President Obama met with representatives from the credit card industry this afternoon to discuss the…

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Obama on the Record: Holocaust Rememberance

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. Please be seated. Thank you very much. …

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Obama’s Meeting with Representatives of the Credit Card Industry

Today, the President will meet with the representatives of the credit card industry in…

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EPA’s Jackson Urges Blacks Not to Miss the Green Boat

Administrator wants to flood communities with eco-friendly information

As the administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency, Lisa Jackson is directly involved in regulating…

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Earth Day Proclamation

The story of the United States is inextricably tied to our vital natural resources. As…

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Obama on the Record: Earth Day

Thank you all so much for that welcome. It’s a pleasure to be back in…

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Fact Sheet: Obama Highlights Vision for Clean Energy Economy

President Obama traveled to Newton, Iowa today to visit Trinity Structural Towers, the former Maytag…

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Obama and King Abdullah Press Conference

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Hello, everybody. Take your time, guys. We’re going to answer…

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Obama on the Record: First Official Cabinet Meeting

THE PRESIDENT: Hello, guys. Good to see you. Well, I just had…

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Obama on the Record: Summit of the Americas

THE PRESIDENT: Hey, guys. You guys have a seat — thanks. This is nice. This…

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The United States and the 2009 Summit of the Americas: Securing Our Citizens’ Future

On April 17-19, President Barack Obama attended the Fifth Summit of the Americas in Trinidad…

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Weekly Address: Efficiency and Innovation

It’s not news to say that we are living through challenging times: The worst economic…

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Obama on the Record: Mexico

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Good evening. Thank you very much. Let me begin by…

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Foreclosure Prevention Gone Awry?

'Justice League' clamps down on home mortgage scams

The ink on President Barack Obama’s massive stimulus plan hadn’t dried before spurious Websites sprouted…

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Obama on the Record: Taxes

THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. I decided not to bring Bo today — because…

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Glimmers of Hope for Economy

Tough economic times to come

During his speech on the economy at Georgetown University, President Barack Obama said there will…

By Joyce Jones

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Did Jackson Bid $5 Million to Replace Obama?

New details emerge in Illinois Senate scandal

Rep. Jessie Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) has emerged as the politician who stands to lose the…

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Obama on the Record: State of the Economy

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you so much. (Applause.) It’s good to be back.…

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Ways and Means

Congressman Rangel discusses the Age of Obama

 
 
 
Rep. Charles Rangel

I enter Congressman Charles Rangel’s suite of offices, housed on the 7th floor…

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Obama, Biden on the Record: Infrastructure Investment

THE VICE PRESIDENT: Thank you, Mr. Secretary. Mr. President. (Applause.) I…

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Weekly Address: Overcoming Global Challenges

Remarks of President Barack Obama
Weekly Address
Saturday, April 11, 2009
I speak to you today during a…

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Obama on the Record: Meeting with Bernanke, Bair

THE PRESIDENT: Well, first of all, Happy Easter and Happy Passover. I’m sorry…

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Text of Letter From Obama to Nancy Pelosi

Dear Madam Speaker:
We face a security situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan that demands urgent attention.…

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Obama on the Record: Housing Refinance Roundtable

THE PRESIDENT: Well, thank you so much for taking time to join us. …

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Background on Housing Refinance Roundtable

President Obama hosted a roundtable discussion this morning in the Roosevelt Room about the impact…

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Green Energy, Black Jobs

Federal dollars key in creation of jobs in minority communities

President Barack Obama is not only the first black president, but the first green president,…

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Remarks to U.S. Troops in Iraq

President Barack Obama greets troops during a visit to Camp Victory in Iraq. (Source:…

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Obama Makes Unannounced Visit to Iraq

President Barack Obama made an unannounced visit to Iraq — his first as president –…

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Obama on the Record: Turkey Town Hall

Tophane Cultural Center
Istanbul, Turkey
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Thank you so much. Well, it is a great pleasure…

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Obama on the Record: Address to Turkish Parliament

Mr. Speaker, Madam Deputy Speaker, distinguished members, I am honored to speak in this chamber,…

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Obama and Gul in Ankara, Turkey

PRESIDENT GUL: (As translated.) We are very pleased to host the President of the United…

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A Random Walk Down Wall Street (With Protesters)

With the economy in terrible shape, everyone has a favorite scapegoat. For some, it's bankers and bureaucrats.

On my lunch hour last Friday, I went down to lower Manhattan’s financial district—the nerve…

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Obama’s World Tour

A presidential mission to bridge the global divide

After a week that included three international summits, a series of meetings with foreign leaders…

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Obama on the Record: Strasbourg Town Hall

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Thank you so much. (Applause.) Good afternoon. Bon après-midi. (Applause.) And guten tag.…

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Weekly Address: G-20 Action to Address Global Economic Downturn

In this new century, we live in a world that has grown smaller and more…

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Obama on the Record: Prague, Czech Republic

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Thank you so much. Thank you for this wonderful welcome. Thank you to…

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Fact Sheet on NATO Summit

President Obama joined NATO leaders at the NATO Summit in Strasbourg-Kehl to celebrate sixty years…

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Barack 2.0: Barack Obama’s Social Media Lessons for Business

The tools and principles included in this workbook can help you win friends and influence millions

This book and its accompanying interactive online companion addendum make up the definitive reference on…

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Obama, Sarkozy in Strasbourg, France

PRESIDENT SARKOZY: (As translated.) Ladies and gentlemen, we apologize for this delay. We have introduction…

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House, Senate Pass Budget Proposals

Alternatives offered by the CBC and others were considered before the final votes

Voting along party lines, the House and Senate approved budget resolutions, backing a $3.6-trillion spending…

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Obama News Conference at Conclusion of G-20 Summit

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Earlier today, we finished a very productive summit that will be, I…

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Obama, Brown on the Record: G-20 Summit

PRIME MINISTER BROWN: The whole of the United Kingdom welcomes President Obama and the First…

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Joint Statement by Obama and Russia’s Medvedev

Reaffirming that the era when our countries viewed each other as enemies is long over,…

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Black Enterprise Exclusive: Interview with President Barack Obama

The nations 44th president discusses how he plans to fix the economy and strengthen minority business.

On a chilly winter night, I received a call on my BlackBerry that most journalists…

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Auto Industry Leaders Weigh In On Obama’s GM Strategy

Many hope Wagoner's resignation is for better, not worse

After billions of federal bailout dollars put President Barack Obama in the automobile industry’s driver’s…

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Whither GM?

GM, Chrysler told to restructure -- or else

In an effort to right the flailing auto industry, President Barack Obama forced out General…

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Omaba on the Record: Auto Industry

One of the challenges we have confronted from the beginning of this administration is what…

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Black Media in the White House

President Obama's outreach is truly to all Americans

On Feb. 9, I achieved the career milestone of interviewing President Barack Obama — his…

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Obama on the Record: Omnibus Public Lands Management Act

THE PRESIDENT: Well, thank you so much, Ken, for that extraordinary introduction and for…

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Weekly Address: Midwest Floods

Even as we face an economic crisis which demands our constant focus, forces of nature…

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Remarks by the President at the Installation of Attorney General Eric Holder

THE PRESIDENT: I am proud to be here today for the installation of my…

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Obama on the Record: New Strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan

THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. Please be seated.
Before I begin today, let…

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The Budget Battle Begins: House Committee Crafts Plan

GOP reveals 'The Republican Road to Recovery'

After a long process that began at 10:30 am on Wednesday and finished at midnight,…

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Obama Hosts Cyber Town Hall

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you so much. Well, it is great to see all…

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Obama on the Record: Democratic National Committee Fundraiser

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you, everybody. Thank you. (Applause.) Please,…

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Salesman-in-Chief

Obama launches an aggressive campaign in fight for budget

With the intense, nonstop activity that marked his political campaign, President Barack Obama is engaged…

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National Urban League Report Finds Blacks Continue to Lag

Best of times, worst of times for black America

Blacks are twice as likely as whites to be unemployed; three ties more likely to…

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Obama on the Record: News Conference on the Economy

THE PRESIDENT: Hello, everybody. Please have a seat.
Good evening. Before I take…

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Obama Pledges Persistence

President pledges to 'stick to it' to right the economy

Persistence. That’s the message that President Barack Obama ended with last night as he…

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