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Black Candidates Running for Congress Hits Record High

Black politicians set to make history in Congress

With more blacks climbing the political ladder, Congress has reached a historical high in the…

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10 Richest African Americans In Congress

A rundown of the U.S. politicians making the most money in the House

Check out this rundown of wealthiest black congressmen and women, based on figured compiled by…

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Government Agencies Miss the Mark in Hiring Women-Owned Businesses

Agencies fail to meet contract goal for female-owned enterprises

Reports show that government agencies have failed yet again to award at least 5 percent…

By Courtney Connley

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Congress Managed To Get Banned From Wikipedia

Editable encyclopedia has had enough of U.S. legislature’s “disruptive editing”

Wikipedia’s administrators have had enough of Congress’ erroneous edits, and has issued a temporary ban…

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Junior Senator Cory Booker Faces Off With The Most Polarized Congress In American History

The hyperconnected NJ senator is eager to enact policies that will shape the nation

It was within a week of being sworn into the U.S. Senate that former Newark…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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State of the Union Preview: Opportunity and Action [Column]

Will you be tuning in?

President Obama will address the nation tomorrow night in his annual State of the Union…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Congress Fails to Prevent Government Shutdown

Senate rejects the House's last minute bill to delay part of Obama’s health care law

The Office of Management and Budget issued orders that “agencies should now execute plans for…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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We Can’t Let Washington Wreck Our Businesses

Within the next few weeks, the federal government is expected to make spending cuts that will inevitably hurt legions of small businesses

African Americans will more than likely feel the most severe pain.

By Derek T. Dingle

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Fiscal Cliff Resolution to Take Large Chunk Out of American Paychecks

The resolution may hurt more than it helps

Many Americans are just finding out what the fiscal cliff could mean for them.

By Ashley R. Harris

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Got Milk? Dairy Prices May Soar in the New Year

Congress is stalling on yet another important issue that will affect Americans' pockets

The price of milk is just another symptom of the up-and-down economy.

By Ashley R. Harris

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How Small Business Owners Can Profit from Being Politically Active

Sometimes making your business successful is all about having the right connections

Every small business owner wants to be successful but many oftentimes overlook the importance of…

By Raynard Jackson

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Deficit Downpayment of $1 Trillion Will Help Abate Fiscal Cliff

First step towards resolution with the fiscal cliff

Solution to a long term problem could be found in paying down the deficit.

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Jesse Jackson Jr. Tenders His Resignation from Congress

The Chicago Congressman has not yet settled his Federal investigation

Jesse Jackson Jr. resigns from Congress amid an investigation into his campaign finances and treatment…

By Makkada B. Selah

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Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. May Resign from Congress

The Congressman could go to jail for misuse of campaign funds

Jesse Jackson Jr., is now in talks with the U.S. Department of Justice for a…

By Makkada B. Selah

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Did GOP Fave Mia Love Lie About Immigration Background?

Discrepancy with politician's family immigration surfaces

Discrepancy with politician’s family immigration surfaces

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Congress’ Approval Rating Hits All-Time Low [Poll]

Only 1 in 10 Americans approve of the job Congress is doing

Only 1 in 10 Americans approve of the job Congress is doing

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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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Obama Reveals How to Get National Unemployment Rate to 6%

President Obama discusses how the nation can lower its unemployment rate by nearly two percent

President Obama addressed a group of digital journalists at the White House Wednesday, remarking that…

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Florida Rep Wilson to Offer Federal Anti-Hazing Bill

The death of Florida A&M student Robert Champion sparked the Democrat's bill proposal

The recent death of Florida A&M drum major Robert Champion has led US Representative Frederica…

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Obama Pushes for Veterans Portion of Jobs Plan

Will it suffer the same fate as the president's other employment initiatives?

With the unemployment rate for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans in the double digits, President Obama…

By Joyce Jones

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In the News: Soledad O’Brien Returns to CNN Mornings; Senate Blocks Another Part of Obama Jobs Plan and More

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In the News: ‘Guinness’ Names Samuel L. Jackson Highest-Grossing Film Actor; Black Farmers Settlement Approved and More

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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…

By Joyce Jones

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

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In the News: Nelson Mandela Turns 93; UConn Alumna Fights for 13-Year-Old Prodigy and More

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Small Business Outlook: More of the Same?

The payroll tax cut could provide the long-awaited boost entrepreneurs have been waiting for

It looks like those waiting for a rebound for America’s small businesses will have to…

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Democrats Stand Up Against ObamaCare Repeal

Sources say the repeal could be detrimental for African Americans who disproportionately suffer from pre-existing conditions

In a White House conference call with reporters, Garth Graham, M.D., HHS Deputy Secretary for…

By Joyce Jones

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Obama Ends Year on a High, Surviving Midterm Shellacking

One expert predicts Republicans wont be so compromising next year

Looking toward the future
The media has been abuzz this week over President Obama’s conversation with…

By Joyce Jones

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Washington Report: Congresswoman Maxine Waters Wants Her Day in Court

The ethics committee asks for more time to build its case against her

Rep. Maxine Waters is calling on the ethics committee to schedule her trial before the…

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Ethics Committee Votes to Censure Charlie Rangel

See what other Black politicians have to say about the decision

After nearly a three hour deliberation period, the House ethics committee moves to censure Rep.…

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Obama Endorses Task Force To Battle Deficits

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has endorsed a bipartisan plan to name a special…

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CEOs To Hill: Quit Calling Us For Campaign Cash

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dozens of current and former corporate executives have a message for Congress:…

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Defiant Obama Urges Congress To Pass Jobs Bill

ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — A combative President Barack Obama exhorted Congress Friday to pass a…

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Lawmakers Ask For Review Of AIG Bailout

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two House lawmakers asked Congress’ investigative arm on Thursday to review the…

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GOP’s 41st Senator Gets Movie Star’s Greeting

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican state senator who shook the political landscape from Massachusetts to…

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Businesses, Unions Freed To Spend Big On Elections

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bitterly divided Supreme Court vastly increased the power of big business…

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Obama on the Record: ‘Pay As You Go’

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. Thank you all for joining us here in the…

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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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Why Washington Must Help Save the Auto Industry

For close to a century, the automotive industry has been one of the engines…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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Democrats Must Wield Power Carefully

Democrats must act wisely or risk returning to minority status in Congress

In politics as in life, great crises often create great opportunities. In electing a Democratic…

By Joyce Jones

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Maryland's First Black Congresswoman Sets Agenda

Newly Elected Democrat Donna Edwards to take on key issues

As Congress decides its summer agenda, newcomer Donna Edwards (D-Md.) hasn’t wasted any time making…

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Looking Forward, Democrats Hope for November Trifecta

Party on top as Republicans feel the squeeze

There’s a theory prescribed to by political observers and operatives that when a party benefits…

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