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A Peek Inside Presidential Finances

Former presidents and spouses fare well after their terms

Many were shocked by Hillary Clinton’s revelation that she and former President Bill Clinton were…

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New York City Mayor Campaigns for Brooklyn to Host 2016 Democratic National Convention

Bill De Blasio proposes Barclays Center as site for the bid

NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio proposes Brooklyn as host for next DNC.

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Bill Clinton Delivers Commencement Speech at Howard

Clinton mentions Obama in his speech

Former president advocates for cooperation in HU commencement speech

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Woman Who Initiated Petraeus Probe Hires ‘Scandal’ Muse

Jill Kelley of the Petraeus scandal hires the real-life 'Olivia Pope'

Judy Smith, a former Special Assistant and Deputy Press Secretary to George H. W. Bush,…

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Arsenio Hall Wants Bill Clinton and Jay-Z on his New Show

The late night champ is coming back

The late night champ is coming back

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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

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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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Sylvia Woods’ Funeral: Bill Clinton, Bloomberg Pay Their Respects

Hundreds attend wake for Harlem's "Queen of Soul Food"

Hundreds packed Harlem’s Abyssinian Baptist Church for the funeral of Soul Food queen and entrepreneur,…

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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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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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Reality television is a complicated business. Some shows get immensely popular and springboard everyday people into celebrity stardom, but that fast track to Hollywood isn’t for everyone. However, there are those lucky ones who manage to build their brands, or expand their existing empires, based on their participation in America’s guilty pleasures. While some reality stars make little to no money at all—the average is about $5,000 a month—personalities who appear on popular shows like The Real Housewives franchise can make $8,000 and up per episode, and millions of dollars beyond their TV presence alone. It’s reported that the Real Housewives of New York racked in $75,000 per episode last season, while the Kim Kardashian and her family recently signed a deal worth an estimated $40 million for three more seasons of Keeping Up with the Kardashians. With millions of dollars floating around in the “real worlds,” BlackEnterprise.com Decodes the financial gain of some of reality TV’s most notable personas.  —Starrene Rhett Rocque

Reality TV Decoded: 10 Reality Stars Who Earn Millions

More than just memorable personalities, these reality TV stars figured how to make a living off of you watching

Reality TV has become a multi-million dollar business for a select few individuals who manage…

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Last night ABC premiered its new dramatic series, Scandal, which stars Kerry Washington as crisis management specialist Olivia Pope. The character is based on the career of real-life lawyer Judy Smith. The former deputy press secretary for President George H. W. Bush and author of Good Self, Bad Self: Transforming Your Worst Qualities into Your Best Assets now heads her own DC-based crisis management and public relations firm, Smith and Company. As the go-to woman for high profile celebrity/political scandal, Smith has had a hand in making big problems go away. Here are a few of her most notable cases.

Judy Smith’s 5 Biggest Scandal Resolutions

The inspiration for ABC's Scandal has had her hand in cleaning up memorable political and PR nightmares

ABC’s Scandal stars Kerry Washington as a savvy lawyer adept at clearing her high profile…

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Preview B.E. Business Report: Interior Designer Sheila Bridges

Also: Power Player Dolan Falconer, CEO of ScanTech Holdings; the new rules of the housing market

Interior designer Sheila Bridges, founder of Sheila Bridges Design Inc., is the featured Entrepreneur of…

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5 Lessons You Can Learn From Herman Cain’s Imploding Campaign

Cain's meteoric rise and hard fall offers lessons for those seeking office--whether it's national or local

Numerous Herman Cain scandals have put the former Republican 2012 presidential frontrunner in the doghouse…

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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…

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Why Plugging Into Tech Equals Business Opportunities

Broadband session sparks conversation about digital business development and job creation

As the US Labor Department unveiled its dismal report revealing an unemployment rate stubbornly stuck…

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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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Throughout history people have been persecuted for everything from gender and race to religion and sexuality. While there have been many strides made across the board, the latter has proven to be perhaps the last group to get a fair shake at equality—that’s especially true for double minorities who happen to be Black and gay. Thankfully, there have been brave individuals who have challenged society’s norms, ideals and deeply rooted fears to redefine what it means to be an LGBT [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender] person of color in a historically oppressive world. As BlackEnterprise.com documents the struggles and triumphs of the Black LGBT community, we compiled a list of 10 of the most significant openly gay LGBT people of color.   —Souleo

10 Black LGBT Trailblazers – Still Black & Proud

A celebration of notable public figures that were unafraid to be Black (and gay) and proud

Members of the Black LGBT community often remain hidden but out and proud figures like…

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Power Moves: GOP Vote to Cut $60 Billion Gives Obama His Next Big Test

Will the president's agenda withstand the pressure?

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At 4:39 a.m. Saturday morning, House Republicans passed a $1.2 trillion budget for the…

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Obama Delivers Powerful Speech Honoring Arizona Shooting Victims

In the wake of the Arizona tragedy, the president inspires the country and the survivors with his words

As former U.S. presidents Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush did before him,…

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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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Blacks in the Arts: Doing the Work

Artist Phoebe Beasley gives insights on diversity, creativity

Artist Phoebe Beasley, who has been a noteworthy presence in the art community for several…

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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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Obama Introduces National Security Team

Clinton Named Secretary of State; Holder to Lead Justice Department

President-elect Barack Obama nominated former rival Sen. Hillary Clinton as secretary of state during a…

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Clinton Reportedly Accepts Cabinet Post

Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton pass each other before their February debate. (Source: GOP)…

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N.Y. Bridge Dedicated to Robert F. Kennedy

Kennedy family and political dignitaries pay tribute to slain senator

The children and friends of Robert F. Kennedy assembled today at Astoria Park in Queens…

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Election Day Unity Trumps Previous Dissention

For a time after the primaries, it seemed as though the Democratic Party was going…

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Obama’s Momentum Continues

Could senators historic run lead to nomination?

While the issues regarding the superdelegates and the Florida and Michigan primaries must still be…

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