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Walker’s Legacy to Host Empowering Roundtable Discussion for Female Business Leaders

Walker's Legacy partners with the National Women's Business Council for roundtable discussion

The Walker’s Legacy will host an empowering roundtable discussion for women of color entrepreneurs with…

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CBC to Honor Phylicia Rashad, Bill Withers and Alvin Poussaint

Annual conference will recognize prominent figures in fine arts

Recognizing African American icons in fine arts, the 2014 CBCF conference will honor Phylicia Rashad,…

By Courtney Connley

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Verizon Foundation Offers CUNY Student Entrepreneurs Prizes, Mentoring to Launch Business Ventures

Why Common Core is Vital to Your Business

Our global economic competitiveness depends on a well-educated workforce

Common Core State Standards – the set of internationally benchmarked goals for public school…

By Derek T. Dingle

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A New Curriculum for HBCUs

In our exclusive interview, Education Secretary Arne Duncan shares how innovation at HBCUs will bolster our 21st-century workforce

In interview with Editor-In-Chief Derek T. Dingle, Education Secretary Arne Duncan discussed the president’s new…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Why 1 Trillion Dollars In Black Buying Power Should Be Used To Start Black Businesses

Entrepreneurship is key driver in empowering black communities

By 2015 African Americans will yield $1.1 trillion in spending. But that thirteen-figure power should…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Congressional Black Caucus to Pres. Obama: “Where Are the Black Nominees?”

Obama has appointed one Latino, but no blacks to the Cabinet of his second administration

Congressional Black Caucus questions Obama’s commitment to diversity

By Makkada B. Selah

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Marcia Fudge Assumes Leadership of CBC

Fudge will set the agenda for the 43 black members of Congress

Congressional Black Caucus members have elected Fudge as leader

By Makkada B. Selah

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CBC Launches New Voter Protection Initiative, ‘For The People’

BE prepared for Election Day!

BE prepared for Election Day!

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Congressional Black Caucus Pens Letter To Artur Davis

Democrat turned Republican politician is in the hot seat

Democrat turned Republican politician is in the hot seat

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Opinion: Is the Congressional Black Caucus Tough Enough on Obama?

Political commentator Raynard Jackson examines President Obama's relationship with Black members of Congress

Political commentator Raynard Jackson examines President Obama’s relationship with Black members of Congress

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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…

By Raynard Jackson

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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…

By Raynard Jackson

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Congress Gives Obama a Win on Payroll Tax Cut

The commander in chief has a reason to celebrate over his recent payroll tax cut victory

Before leaving for a district workweek, congressional lawmakers handed President Obama a victory by passing…

By Joyce Jones

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Opinion: Did Black America Turn Its Back on Roland Martin?

Culture critic Raynard Jackson chimes in on GLAAD's calling for the CNN personality's dismissal for controversial tweets

After CNN personality Roland Martin’s homophobic tweets, GLAAD asked for his firing, critics feel Black…

By Raynard Jackson

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December Jobs Report: Republican Chairman Says Obama Only Offers “Gimmicks”

The latest report on employment holds both good and bad news

The December 2011 Jobs Report American shows unemployment is in flux, showing signs of promise…

By Joyce Jones

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During the 41st Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Legislative Conference, Congressman Hansen Clarke of metro Detroit hosted a panel entitled, “Social Media and Entrepreneurship” on September 23, 2011.  One of the action items from the panel was to create a ‘Social Media + Entrepreneurship Resource List’ that entrepreneurs could use to grow successful businesses.  Below, you will find a comprehensive resource list of third party apps, blogging, financial, calendar, and mobile tools that entrepreneurs can utilize immediately. —Compiled by Hajj Flemings and Wayne Sutton

36 Top Social Media & Online Tools for Entrepreneurs

The best social media tools to grow your business

Tech experts Hajj Flemings and Wayne Sutton compile a comprehensive list of tools and resources…

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Washington Report: Obama Talks Tough on Deficit Reduction

The President continues his aggressive approach to tackling his detractors and the budget

For weeks Democratic lawmakers on Capitol Hill have expressed frustration about what they view as…

By Joyce Jones

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White House & Congressional Leaders Reach Debt Deal

CBC Chairman calls agreement "Satan Sandwich"

With a federal budget ceiling deadline looming, President Obama works out a deal that satisfies…

By Derek Dingle

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Preparing for the Marathon To Rebuild Our Wealth

Based on the racial divide in the economic gap, a lot has to be done to rebuild our buying power

While America dealt with the Great Recession of 2007-2009, overwhelming numbers of minority households suffered…

By Derek T. Dingle

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CBC Launches Jobs Initiative to Include Town Hall Meetings, Job Fairs

Legislators want to raise awareness, provide employment resources

Among other efforts to push legislation that will create jobs among an African American population…

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Washington Report: CBC criticizes Obama on Libya; Treasury for Small Biz Innovation

As President Obama prepares to address the nation tonight, the CBC criticized him on Libya

As President Obama prepares to address the nation tonight, the CBC criticized him on Libya

By Joyce Jones

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Washington Report: CBC Votes Against Funding Gov’t, GOP Targets Foreclosure Relief

Plus a new push for welfare reform

Plus a new push for welfare reform

By Joyce Jones

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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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Why Democrats and Republicans Hate Obama’s New Budget

While both sides argue over new proposal, African-Americans brace for "negative effect" of spending cuts

President Obama delivered his 2012 budget proposal to Congress this week, citing it will reduce…

By Joyce Jones

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Washington Report: Budget Talks; Obama Sits With Black Politicians; House Speaker Seeks Control

A roundup of recent changes on Capitol Hill

BLACK ENTERPRISE Washington Correspondent Joyce Jones reviews political activity in the nation’s capital that will…

By Joyce Jones

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What Do You Want Obama to Say Tonight?

Political pundits and economists weigh in on what the President should address in tonight's State of the Union

The state of the union is an annual occasion in which a president receives more…

By Joyce Jones

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Washington Report: House Republicans Pass Healthcare Repeal

The battle over heathcare continues on Capital Hill

Democrats and Republicans spent most of Wednesday streaming on and off of the House floor…

By Joyce Jones

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CBC React to Arizona Shooting, More Security Needed

Jared Lee Loughner's rampage exposes the need for tighter protective measures on Capitol Hill and beyond

House lawmakers were scheduled to vote Wednesday on a measure to repeal healthcare reform. Instead,…

By Joyce Jones

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Will CBC Be Able to Stop Republicans?

New chair says Dems will have to fight to protect gains they had in 2010

Scores of politicians, business executives, entrepreneurs and Washington insiders filed into the Congressional Auditorium of…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Washington Report: Congressional Black Caucus Opposes Obama Tax Plan

How will the plan impact the lives of African-Americans? The debate continues

The Congressional Black Caucus and the White House delivered dueling messages about how President Obama’s…

By Joyce Jones

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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.…

By Joyce Jones

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CBC Withholds Leadership Support Until Rep. James Clyburn Gets a Solid Deal

Why it's critical for Black representatives to have a leadership role in the House

On the eve before House Democrats vote to elect the leadership team that they hope…

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Graves, Locke and Wade discuss Commerce Department initiatives aimed at boosting small business and job creation. "We wanted to present these awards," said Locke, "to recognize business people who help move our economy in the right direction."

Congressional Black Caucus Honors Visionary Entrepreneurs

Graves, Howroyd and Tos� recognized by 21st Century Council at the U.S. Commerce Department

At an event held at the U.S. Commerce Department on Tuesday, September 14, the Congressional…

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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…

By Joyce Jones

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Washington Report: Black Tea Partiers Fight Charges of Racism

Members denounce notion that there are racists among them

Black conservatives held a press conference on Wednesday to denounce the notion that there are…

By Joyce Jones

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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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Rangel Welcomes Chance to Respond to Ethics Charges

Failure to report income is one of many accusations the New York lawmaker faces

A House investigative panel announced Thursday a finding that Rep. Charles Rangel has violated congressional…

By Joyce Jones

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Washington Report: Updates From the Capitol

Jobs bill fails in Senate; House narrowly passes campaign finance law; White House gambit to end homelessness

Several members of the Congressional Black Caucus sharply criticized Republican senators at a press conference…

By Joyce Jones

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Washington Report: Updates From the Capitol

Greene�s primary victory is upheld; Ethics panel scrutinizes lawmakers

The South Carolina Democratic Party’s executive committee voted Thursday night to uphold unemployed veteran Alvin…

By Joyce Jones

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Washington Report: Updates From the Capitol

African American jobless rate contracts slightly; White House AIDS summit

The nation’s unemployment rate, fell to 9.7% in May from 9.9% in April, due in…

By Joyce Jones

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Washington Report: Updates From the Capitol

Rand Paul backtracks on race comments; Small business bill advances

Fresh off his victory in Kentucky’s GOP Senate primary in which he defeated a mainstream…

By Joyce Jones

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Washington Report: Updates From the Capitol

Liberal Dems raise eyebrow on Kagan nomination; Fattah move puts seniority rule in question

Kagan Nomination Raising Concerns Among Liberal Democrats

From the moment Solicitor General Elena Kagan was nominated…

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Washington Report: Updates from Capitol Hill

CBC applauds passage of youth jobs bill; Congress may miss farmers' deadline

With the passage of the $5.7 billion supplemental appropriations bill (HR 4899) on Wednesday, members…

By Joyce Jones

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Black Jobless Rates Worsened During Recession

African Americans face longer stretches of unemployment than whites

The Joint Economic Committee delivered sobering—yet unsurprising—statistics on black unemployment rates in a report titled…

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Washington Report: Updates from Capitol Hill

CBC lawmakers vote against jobs bill, saying it falls short

When the House votes on the $15 billion Senate jobs bill later today, it may…

By Joyce Jones

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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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Washington Report

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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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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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…

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CBC Hosts TARP/TALF Access Summit

Members push for inclusion in contracts, program management

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke participated in a closed-door meeting yesterday with members of the…

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Rep. Maxine Waters Under Scrutiny Over Bank Ties

CBC member denies she had influence in distribution of TARP funds

California Rep. Maxine Waters, a member of the House financial services committee and the Congressional…

By Joyce Jones

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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…

By Joyce Jones

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The CBC to Exercise Greater Power in New Congress

Members head top committees in Democrat-heavy legislature

The move to elect California Rep. Barbara Lee as head of the Congressional Black Caucus…

By Joyce Jones

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United, If Not Unanimous

Menthol cigarette issue smokes out Congressional Black Caucus

Before the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act…

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Dirty Debate

Democratic candidates battle each other on a national stage

Democratic candidates battle each other on a national stage

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