Tag Archives: Barack Obama

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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Obama on the Record: Clean Energy

Investments in Clean Energy and New Technologies

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you, Paul, for talking about the work that you’re doing at Serious…

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White House Fact Sheet: Clean Energy

Today, President Obama will meet with clean energy entrepreneurs and leaders of the research…

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Weekly Address: Budget

Last week, I spent a few days in California, talking with ordinary Americans in…

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Obama on the Record: National Conference of State Legislatures

Remarks of President Barack Obama at the National Conference of State Legislatures

Over the past…

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Obama Stops by ‘Tonight Show’ During California Visit

President Barack Obama on the “Tonight Show”
Jay Leno: The 44th President of the United…

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Obama on the Record: A New Day

President Barack Obama released a special video message for all those celebrating Nowruz. Translated…

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Obama, Biden on the Record: National Conference of State Legislatures

Remarks by the Vice President and the President to Representatives of the National Conference…

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Obama on the Record: Costa Mesa Town Hall

It’s always nice to get out of Washington for a little while and come…

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Obama on the Record: Edison Electric Vehicle Center

President Barack Obama examines hybrid vehicles during a tour of the Edison Electric Vehicle Technical…

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Remarks of President Barack Obama

Costa Mesa Town Hall, Orange Country, CA
It’s always good to get out of Washington…

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Remarks of the President Upon Departure to California

THE PRESIDENT: We’re about — I’m about to go to California, but I wanted…

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Background on California’s Economic Situation

As the President travels to California, the Council of Economic Advisors has compiled some…

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President Barack Obama’s Statement on the Budget

President Barack Obama outlines the new priorities in his budget. (Source: White House)
President Barack Obama:…

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Remarks by President Obama and Taoiseach of Ireland Brian Cowen

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Hello, everybody. Happy St. Patrick’s Day.
I just want to say that we…

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Obama Announces David Hamilton for the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals

Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Judge David Hamilton to the…

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Obama’s Remarks to Small Business Owners, Community Lenders, and Members of Congress

Transcript of Obama's Small Business Meeting

Remarks by the President to Small Business Owners, Community Lenders, and Members of Congress
President Barack…

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Obama Announces Intention to Nominate Daniel Rooney as Ambassador to Ireland

Today at the White House, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Daniel…

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Obama on the Record: Veterans Affairs

Remarks of the President at Department of Veterans Affairs
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Unlocking Credit for Small Businesses

Administration Emphasizes Recovery Efforts Already Taken by SBA to Expand Access to Capital for Small Businesses

President Obama and Secretary Geithner Announce Plans to Unlock Credit for Small Businesses
Emphasizes Recovery…

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Obama Unveils $15 Billion Small Business Plan

New Lending Strategy Will Help Unfreeze Credit Markets

President Barack Obama and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner meet with Cynthia Blankenship, co-founder of Bank…

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Weekly Address: Food Saftey

I’ve often said that I don’t believe government has the answer to every problem…

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Should African Americans Invest in Stocks to Make Obama ‘Look Good?’

In a recent blog, I mentioned a rather provocative question we received from Craig Farmer,…

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Excerpts from President Obama’s Remarks to the Business Roundtable

THE PRESIDENT: But the truth is that these problems in the financial markets, as…

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Transcript: Obama’s Interview With Regional Reporters

THE PRESIDENT: So I usually don’t start these off with a long statement. Obviously…

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Top Discussion: Economic Recovery Implementation

Use the Money Unwisely and 'We Will Call It Out'

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will be a hot topic of discussion today at…

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Obama on the Record: White House Council on Women and Girls

Remarks by the President at Signing of Executive Order Creating the White House Council…

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The Cutting Edge: Beware of Stimulus-Related Scams

Don't get sucked in by con artists with fraudulent claims

Waiting for your cut from President Barack Obama’s $787 billion stimulus package? Well, don’t hold…

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Obama on Earmarks

Transcript of President Barack Obama’s Remarks on Earmark Reform
I ran for President pledging to…

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Obama Meets With U.N. Secretary General

Remarks by President Barack Obama and United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon
President Barack Obama:…

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Fact Sheet: Expanding the Promise of Education in America

Fact Sheet: Expanding the Promise of Education in America
“In a global economy where the…

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Obama on the Record: Stem Cell Bill

REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AT SIGNING OF STEM CELL EXECUTIVE ORDER AND SCIENTIFIC INTEGRITY…

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Obama Lifts Ban on Stem Cell Research

Remarks by President Barack Obama at the Signing of the Executive Ordering Lifting the…

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Weekly Address: Homeownership

Yesterday, we learned that the economy lost another 651,000 jobs in the month of…

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Fact Sheet: Investing in Public Safety

Obama Announces $2 billion Recovery Act 2009 Funding Allocations for State, Local Law Enforcement Assistance

Today President Barack Obama announced that Attorney General Eric Holder and the Department of…

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Obama on the Record: Closing Remarks at Health Forum

CLOSING REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AT HEALTH CARE FORUM FOLLOWED BY Q&A
THE PRESIDENT: To…

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Obama, Brown Discuss Economy During White House Meeting

President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Gordon Brown meet in the Oval Office. (Source:…

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Transcript: Q&A by Obama, Brown

President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Gordon Brown. (Source: White House)
President Barack Obama: Hello, everybody.…

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U.S. Releases Funds for Transportation Projects

President Barack Obama addresses a crowd gathered at the Department of Transportation to discuss…

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Transcript: Obama, Biden Announce Transportation Investment

President Barack Obama addresses a crowd gathered at the Department of Transportation to discuss…

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Women’s History Month Proclamation

With passion and courage, women have taught us that when we band together to…

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Transcript: Obama, Sebelius

REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AND HHS SECRETARY NOMINEE KATHLEEN SEBELIUS

REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AND HHS SECRETARY NOMINEE KATHLEEN SEBELIUS
THE PRESIDENT: Hello, everybody. Last…

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Obama Nominates Sebelius Secretary of HHS

President Announces Release of $155 Million of ARRA Funds for Health Clinics Across America

President Obama nominates Governor Kathleen Sebelius Secretary of HHS, Announces Release of $155 Million…

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We Were First!

In early 2003, a lanky state legislator from Illinois visited the offices of black enterprise.…

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Weekly Address: Budget

Two years ago, we set out on a journey to change the way that…

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Obama Holds First Meeting with Black Lawmakers

Congressional Black Caucus discusses community issues

The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) held its first meeting at the White House with President…

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GOP Response: ‘Americans Can Do Anything’

Governor Bobby Jindal’s Republican Address: “Americans Can Do Anything”
“Good evening.  I’m Bobby Jindal, Governor…

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Transcript: Obama’s Congressional Address

Remarks of President Barack Obama’s Address to Joint Session of Congress
Madame Speaker, Mr. Vice…

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Republican Gov. Jindal’s Take on Obama’s Speech

Though President Barack Obama hasn’t released his economic speech, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal…

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Obama Vows ‘We Will Rebuild’ America

President Barack Obama delivered his first speech to a joint session of Congress. While it…

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Q&A: Fiscal Summit

President Barack Obama discussed the economy during the Fiscal Responsibility Summit. (Source: White House)
Remarks by…

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Fiscal Responsibility Summit Remarks

Remarks by the President and the Vice President at Opening of Fiscal Responsibility Summit
Vice…

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Obama Lends Cities A Helping Hand, Warns Against Waste

Mayors voice concern about funds distribution, federal-local relationships

In many ways, the nation’s mayors may feel the hardest hit by the current state…

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Weekly Address: Tax Cuts

Earlier this week, I signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act —…

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Post Issues ‘Apology’ Over Racist Cartoon

The New York Post did something it rarely does. The paper apologized for running Sean…

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NY Post’s Ape Cartoon More Than Harmless Satire

Racist cartoon depicts monkey as author of stimulus bill

The New York Post and Sean Delonas have done it again. This time, Delonas, who…

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Obama Signs Stimulus Bill Into Law

Sweeping Package Aims to Jumpstart Economy

President Barack Obama is travelling to Denver, Colorado, today to sign the American Recovery and…

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Weekly Address: A Major Milestone

This week, I spent some time with Americans across the country who are hurting…

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The $800 Billion Question: Will Foreign Creditors Continue to Finance U.S. Debt?

As stimulus plan gears up, will our creditworthiness dwindle?

I’ve been laying awake at night worrying about our credit status. I’m not talking about…

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Black Congressman to Run for Alabama Governor

Politician faces uphill battle in state with deep racial wounds

Let it never be said that Rep. Artur Davis isn’t up for a challenge. The…

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A Historic Day of Reporting at the White House

Embracing progression, firsts of our own

It started with a phone call from a member of the White House press office…

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Online Lesson Plans Make Black History Interactive

Teachers: Commemorate February with Web-ready resources

Black History Month holds special meaning for many Americans this year as the world watches…

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Obama: ‘Help Is on the Way’

Obama Goes on Offensive to Get Economic Plan Passed

In an exclusive one–on-one interview President Barack Obama discusses the recovery package, his expansive economic…

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Weekly Address: Compromise

Yesterday began with some devastating news with regard to our economic crisis. But I’m…

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Obama Signs Order to Form Economic Recovery Board

Advisers to map out best way to implement stimulus bill

Against the backdrop of the release of staggering unemployment figures and fierce debate among Senate…

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State-by-State: Obama’s Economic Plan

President Unveils Impact of Economic Plan on States

The White House released state-specific information of the impact of President Barack Obama’s American Recovery…

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Daschle Withdraws as HHS Nominee

Move Will Likely Affect Speed of Healthcare Reform

Tom Daschle withdrew Tuesday as President Barack Obama’s nominee for health and human services secretary…

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Holder Sworn In as Attorney General

Lawyer Is First African American to Hold Post

Eric Holder won Senate confirmation as attorney general late Monday night, making him the 82nd…

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African American History Month Proclamation

President Obama issues proclamation kicking off African American History Month

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President’s Weekly Address: Obama Urges Prompt Passage of Economic Plan

n his weekly address, Obama highlighted recent statistics showing continuing deterioration in the economy and…

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House Passes Obama’s Economic Plan

Republicans Vote Against Bill

President Barack Obama is one step closer to putting in place his plan to stimulate…

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White House Launches Recovery Site

Acknowledging that Americans are “skeptical about the size and scale” of his $825 billion recovery…

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Is the RNC Ready to Elect Its First Black Chair?

0128_gop-logoThis week, 168 Republican National Committee members will cast votes to elect a new chairman.…

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Senate Votes to Postpone Digital TV Transition

Delay allows time for more consumer conversion efforts

The Senate voted late Monday to move the deadline for digital television transition to June…

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Obama Launches Auto Emissions Battle

After receiving the confirmation to head the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday, Lisa Jackson…

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Special Report: Leadership Lessons from the President

What you can learn from Barack Obamas management style

Barack Obama was known as “No Drama Obama” during his historic presidential campaign. And according…

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Special Report: Team Obama

The Who's Who of the White House

Much has been made of President Barack Obama’s assemblage of “a team of rivals” for…

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Fixing the Economy

Our Board of Economists offers President Obama advice on putting America back to work

Believe it or not, there’s one aspect of Barack Obama’s ascendance to the White House…

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Weekly Address: How the AARA Will Jump-Start the Economy

We begin this year and this Administration in the midst of an unprecedented crisis…

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Inside The Daily Briefing

Black Enterprise's editor-in-chief reflects on the chance of a lifetime

When I was a cub reporter for the Norfolk Journal and Guide, one of the…

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Obama Signs Orders to Close Guantanamo, Prohibit Torture

President also signs order setting up interagency task force on detainees

President Barack Obama signed four executive orders today that will shut down Cuba’s Guantanamo Bay…

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Obama Reverses Bush Administration Policies

It’s the second full day of the Barack Obama presidency and Black Enterprise is included…

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Ushering in the Obama Era

New President sets tone of leadership, accountability

For the nation, the swearing-in signaled a new chief executive who would work to take…

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President, Wife Kick off Night of Balls With ‘Neighbors’

The First Lady steps out in Jason Wu white gown

The night of inaugural balls began with President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle…

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Ready for Day One

Immediately following President Barack Obama’s formal swearing in, some of his aides made their way…

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Inauguration Memories from Harlem

A nation celebrates history

People from every race descended on Harlem’s Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Plaza to witness the…

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Parade Watchers Say Wait Was Well Worth It

Visitors reflect on their experiences at the inauguration

Frigid weather and more than an hour delay did not deter hundreds from snagging a…

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Reactions Heard Around the World

From Chicago to Japan, the manifestation of joy is universal

Joy rang out around the nation and globe as Barack Obama took the presidential oath…

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Performers Take To the Streets For Inaugural Parade

Bands from Barack and Michelle Obama's alma maters perform

At least 93 organizations from across the country accepted an invitation to march in President…

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Sens. Kennedy, Byrd Fall Ill at Luncheon

Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Massachusetts) suffered a seizure at a post-inauguration luncheon for President…

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Revelers Gather in Harlem to Watch History Being Made

Bonds are formed in witnessing dream come true

Out in the fresh air of 125th Street in Harlem, New York just minutes after…

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Obama and Lincoln: From Food Themes to the Bible

The historic inauguration of President Barack Obama comes at another prime historic ocassion, the Abraham…

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It Is Done

At 12:05 pm, Barack Hussein Obama Jr. became the 44th President of the United States…

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New York Watches with Anticipation as Obama Becomes President

Children beam with excitement, intellectuals beam with pride

In contrast to the elementary excitement at Democracy College Prep School–where everyone is excited just…

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Obama Sworn In as President of the U.S.

Barack Hussein Obama Jr. was sworn into office as the 44th president of the United…

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It’s Really Happening

It is, indeed, a glorious day, a perfect first day of the Presidential administration of Barack Obama.

It is, indeed, a glorious day, a perfect first day of the Presidential administration of…

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Vendors Capitalize on Obamamania

Merchandise sold in 4 inaugural zones around the Washington Mall

As 2 million people flood the streets of Washington D.C. today to witness Barack Obama…

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Record-Setting Crowd on Cold, Cloudy Day

Security measures and crowd capacity are expected to be unprecented as President-elect Barack Obama…

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Eyewitness to History

I am seated on the Southwest side of the U.S. Capitol  Building waiting for…

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Somehow, the Word ‘Crowd’ Doesn’t Quite Say It

Did I say there was a crowd at the Greenbelt, Md., Metro station this morning?…

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Obama Starts Day at Church

President-elect Barack Obama and his wife Michelle are greeted at St. John’s Episcopal Church by…

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A Cold Morning in a New America

It’s a great day in America. And God, it’s too cold.
Joining the crowd in Greenbelt,…

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More Blacks Say King’s Dream Fulfilled

A great majority of African-Americans believe that Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream of racial…

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25 Years…And Change

I am back where it all began, in Washington, D.C., to cover the presidential inauguration of one Barack Hussein Obama Jr.

The presidential inauguration of Barack Obama brings me full circle. My first ever professional reporting…

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A Woman With a Cause: Reparations

Queen Mother Dr. Delois Blakely, the community mayor of Harlem, New York, is clearly a…

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The World Awaits No. 44

The world waits for Barack Obama inauguration.

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BE Publisher Reflects on Obama-King Connection

Celebrity sightings in Washington, DC, are nothing new these days but still, it hasn’t diminished…

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Finding Inspiration in a New President

Ever since President-elect Barack Obama began to capture the nation’s attention, he has been…

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Obama Does His Part

President-elect Barack Obama did his part. And so did thousands of other Americans on today,…

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Private-Equity Firms Seek to Expand Influence in Obama Era

With the inauguration of Barack Obama as the first black president of the U.S. a…

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CBCF and the People’s Inauguration Project

Sylvester Charles Williams, 100, flew to Washington, DC, to celebrate Obama’s inauguration at the…

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Voices From Washington

Continuing a Family Tradition
Ever since President-elect Barack Obama won the Iowa caucus, North Carolina…

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Transcript: Obama Thanks America

Transcript of President-elect Barack Obama’s remarks at the Lincoln Memorial celebration.
Washington, D.C.
Sunday, January 18,…

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Dispatches From the Mall …

Dispatches from the opening inaugural celebration at the Lincoln Memorial
And it is over. The…

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The People’s Concert

(Source: PIC)
The star-studded concert kicking off four days of official inaugural celebrations brought out…

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Obama Lays Wreath at Tomb of the Unknowns

President-elect Barack Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden and their wives pay their respects after…

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The People’s Train

As the Obama train slowly rolled into Wilmington, Delaware, it was greeted by almost 8,000…

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Riding the Rails

Senior Photo Editor Lonnie Major and I have boarded the Amtrak train leaving for…

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Barack to the Future

“Yes we did,” President-elect Barack Obama shouted as he came to the podium to…

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Onboard for a New Level of Coverage

Black Enterprise magazine editor in chief Derek T. Dingle on the Obama train. (Source: Black…

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Obama Takes Econ Message on the Road

President-elect Barack Obama went Bedford Heights, Ohio, today to discuss his American Recovery and Reinvestment…

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Lesson Plans Take Inauguration to the Classroom

Organizations work with PIC to offer kids enlightenment

Millions of people are traveling to Washington D.C. to witness history as President-elect Barack Obama…

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Before You Head to the Inaugural Festivities …

With only 3 days to go until the word "elect" becomes obsolete for President-elect Barack Obama, there are several things to considering before heading out to the ceremony and other festivities. Here are a few things you should knew as you venture out to become part of history:

With only 3 days to go until the word “elect” becomes obsolete for President-elect Barack…

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Got TARP?

Small business owners and financial professionals voiced their displeasure with the lack of transparency and…

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Wall Street Project Presents Plan to Fix the Economy

The Bush Administration’s $700 billion Wall Street bailout is under fire for misspending and not…

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Step Out In Style Inaugural Weekend

Obama-inspired picks to suit your fancy

As Inauguration Day draws near, many have been inspired by President-elect Barack Obama’s ascent to…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Inauguration Updates: Map, Ticket Info, Wyclef Jean, and More

The Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies (JCCIC) released information about the ticket and access…

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Attorney General Nominee Faces Confirmation Fight

Republicans concerned about Holder's involvement in clemencies, pardon of fugitive

Democrats are bracing for a contentious confirmation hearing on Jan. 15 when Attorney General-nominee Eric…

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Governors Buoyed by Obama’s Speech

State leaders are optimistic that help is on the way

During these tough economic times, states throughout the country are hurting. But after hearing President-elect…

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Obama Issues Warning on Economy

Obama Pushes Congress to Adopt Stimulus Plan

President-elect Barack Obama warned of significant consequences if Congress doesn’t act quickly to boost the…

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Parsons Being Considered for Commerce Post

Former Time Warner chairman would replace Richardson, fill Obamas cabinet

Former Time Warner Chairman Richard D. Parsons is under consideration for the commerce secretary post…

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Everyday Americans Getting Chance of a Lifetime

President-elect continues to open access for inauguration

When President-elect Obama and Vice President-elect Biden take historic train ride from Philadelphia to Washington…

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Obama to Host Youth Ball, Regional Balls Inaugural Night

Invited guests to enjoy night of festivities with president-elect

According to reports, Barack Obama will host the Youth Inaugural Ball, along with five regional…

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Stand-Ins to Participate in Inauguration Rehearsals

Inaugural committee sets stage for historic event

As with any momentous event, such as a wedding, graduation, or play, diligent preparation is…

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Congress Now in Session—Without an Obama Replacement

Illinois appointee rejected by Senate

As returning and newly elected lawmakers in both chambers of Congress were formally sworn into…

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Waited Until the Last Minute? Can’t be There? There’s Hope

Your inauguration updates

As Inauguration Day draws near, many are finalizing their plans to become part of the…

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Burris Is Rejected by Senate

Senate blocks Burris from filling Obama's seat

Roland Burris announced he was rejected for President-elect Barack Obama’s former Senate seat.

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If You Like Our New Site, Tell Your Friends. (If You Don’t, Tell Us.)

How you can use social media to help people connect to the all new BlackEnterprise.com.

An important part of our strategy for driving the success of the new BlackEnterprise.com is…

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Change in Your Pocket?

Financial Forecast

Barack Obama finally has a chance to follow through on his campaign mantra of change.…

By Sonja Mack

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On Inclusion, Transparency, and Corruption

Obamas public liaison and friend gives insight on the transition

Valerie Jarrett, co-chairwoman of President-elect Barack Obama’s transition team and assistant to the president for…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Blagojevich Names Obama’s Senate Replacement

Despite backlash, Burris announced as governor's pick

Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich picked former state Attorney General Roland Burris to fill President-elect Barack…

By Renita Burns

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The Most Intriguing People in Business

What distinguishes them from their peers is their pure domination of their respective spaces.

These individuals regularly wrestle with the status quo and manage challenges through a uniquely creative…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Obama Names SBA Chief

President-elect Barack Obama selected Karen Mills of Brunswick, Maine, to head the Small Business Administration.

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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No More Excuses

Obama's victory provides renewed standard of excellence

Who among us—especially those of my generation—ever dared believe that an American of African heritage…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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