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PETA Ridicules Beyoncé for Superbowl Ensemble

PETA protests Beyoncé's animal skin Superbowl outfit.

PETA is protesting Beyoncé’s animal skin Superbowl ensemble just weeks after criticizing her black mink…

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Beyoncégate: Avoiding the Perils of Perfectionism

Why Beyoncé should use her Super Bowl half-time performance to answer to no one but herself

The proximity of her scheduled Super Bowl appearance to her Presidential Inauguration performance makes me…

By Caroline Clarke

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Obama’s Second Term Sets a New Beginning for Inclusion and Activism

He was America's choice - a diverse America in which African Americans, women, gays, and youth now play a larger role in national discourse, policy-making and governing.

The ceremony’s significance was that his return to the Oval Office could no longer be…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Obama’s Second Inauguration Expected to Draw Less Revenue to Small Business

Obama’s Second Inauguration Draws Less Revenue to Small Business

Did you go to the Inauguration?

Official estimates put crowd at less than half the 1.8 million people whom gathered four…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Who Bankrolled President Obama’s Inauguration?

In 2009, corporate sponsors were banned but this year they were welcome

The 2013 Presidential Inaugural Committee releases a list of sponsors

By Makkada B. Selah

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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…

By Derek T. Dingle

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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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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…

By Brittany Hutson

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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…

By Renita Burns

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Day 1

Barack Hussein Obama is sworn in as the 44th president of the United States…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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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…

By Brittany Hutson

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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…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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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…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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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…

By Brittany Hutson

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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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?…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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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,…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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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…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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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…

By Joyce Jones

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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…

By Joyce Jones

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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…

By Joyce Jones

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Voices From Washington

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

By Joyce Jones

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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,…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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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

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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…

By Derek T. Dingle

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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…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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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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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Obama’s Train Ride, HBCUs Join Celebrations, and More

Your inauguration updates

President-elect Barack Obama will be traveling to the inauguration celebrations in Washington, D.C. by train…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Inauguration: Invites, Liquor Sales, and a Celebrity-Filled Ball

More information leading to the inauguration

The Tuskegee Airman are slated to be among the 30,000 people fortunate enough to occupy…

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Black Churches to Celebrate Inauguration With Ball

Gala

To commemorate the historic inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama, black church leaders will have its…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Events Schedule, Official Inauguration Theme Released

Obama, Biden to participate in service activities on MLK Day

President-elect Barack Obama’s inauguration will span over four days, and will not only include the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Q&A: Earl Stafford and The People’s Inaugural Project

BlackEnterprise.com talked with Stafford about why he chose to begin the project, through his family’s…

By Janell Hazelwood

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B.E. 100 CEO to Offer Inauguration Dream for Poor

B.E. 100s CEO gives back by providing the experience of a lifetime

Earl Stafford, CEO of Universal Systems & Technology (UNITECH), spearheaded a $1 million project to…

By Janell Hazelwood

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For Those of You Who Will Be There … Ticket or No Ticket

If you’re coming up for the day from surrounding areas, already have dibs on your…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Inauguration Housing: Getting that Extra Buck

One company seems to have found a way for Washington D.C. residents to bring in…

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Lotteries, Luck, and the Inauguration

As has been reported by numerous blogs, newspapers, and TV stations, the hottest ticket, seemingly,…

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The Hustle and Bustle of Inauguration Prep

According to reports, President-elect Barack Obama’s inauguration is expected to draw more than 1 million…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Where There are Tickets, There’s Scalping

According to the Associated Press, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-CA, who is overseeing Barack Obama’s swearing-in…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Inauguration Update

As the time for Inauguration Day, Jan. 20, 2009 draws near, more ticket and event…

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It’s Inauguration Planning Time!

Many have already begun planning their trips to Washington D.C. for inaugural festivities to begin…

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