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Black History at Home and Abroad: 13 Leaders Whose Impact Went Global

These historymakers have crossed borders, expanded their reach and legacies

February marks the celebration of Black History Month in the U.S. and Canada. These global…

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Black Lives Matter Activist Running For Mayor of Baltimore

DeRay Mckesson becomes final candidate to join mayoral primary

Becoming the 13th and final candidate to jump into the primary race, Mckesson comes to…

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[RECAP] Black Enterprise Candidate Watch – Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016

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[WATCH] Fox News Guest Sparks Outrage With Commentary On Blacks and Republicans

Crystal Wright says party shouldn't 'bother' trying to rally support of blacks in presidential race

Fox News recently explored the importance of the black vote on with a very controversial…

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BE Political Dictionary: Caucus

To help you navigate the complexities of Election 2016, BE Politics is launching The BE Political Dictionary

To help you navigate the Election 2016, BE Politics is launching The BE Political Dictionary.…

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4 Takeaways From Last GOP Debate Before Iowa

What we learned from the first Trump-less GOP debate

In the absence of Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz took on the mantle of the zealous…

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House Majority Leader: FBI Set to Indict Hillary Clinton

Will the presidential candidate be tried in the court of public opinion or in federal court?

House Majority Leader Tom DeLay says Hillary Clinton will be indicted for the way she…

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Fox News Releases Lineup For 7th GOP

See who made the cut, and who got booted to the undercard debate

Here’s the lineup for the 7th GOP, ranked in the order they placed in the…

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Trump Ditches GOP Debate Because Fox News Made Fun of Him

Yes, we're serious

Donald Trumps’ campaign confirmed Tuesday night that the GOP front-runner would not attend Thursday’s debate.

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[RECAP] Black Enterprise Candidate Watch – Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016

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Clinton Holds Outreach Call With Black Female Voters

Discussion included gun control, equal pay, and criminal justice reform

Black women called in from all over the country to hear from the Clinton campaign…

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Obama Bans Solitary Confinement For Juveniles in Federal Prisons

Practice is deemed overused and having the potential for horrible psychological consequences

No juveniles will face solitary confinement in federal prison, and maximumn time in solitude has…

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[RECAP] Black Enterprise Candidate Watch – Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016

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[Behind the Scenes] GOP Presidential Candidate Ben Carson Visits Black Enterprise

The famed neurosurgeon-turned-politician visits Black Enterprise headquarters

Security–of the human and canine variety–was tight but Carson was affable and at ease. Here’s…

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3 Takeaways from the 6th GOP Debate

What you need to know about the Fox Business News–hosted 6th GOP Debate

Last night’s GOP debate was the smallest so far, with only seven candidates making it…

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EXCLUSIVE: The U.S. Black Chambers Endorse Hillary Clinton

BE Politics has learned that the U.S. Black Chambers will endorse presidential candidate Hillary Clinton

This is a major win for Clinton, who has been struggling with with the unexpected,…

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Ben Carson prepares for primaries and caucuses with a retooled campaign and new attitude.

EXCLUSIVE: Why Ben Carson Believes He’s Your Best Choice for President

With the Iowa Caucus looming, the GOP candidate discusses ‎his plan to cure what ails black America

In an exclusive interview with Black Enterprise, Ben Carson explains why he’s the best choice…

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[By The Numbers] Where the GOP Candidates Stand Going Into Their Sixth Debate

A quick look at how the GOP candidates rank in the polls before tonight’s Fox Business News debate

Welcome to By The Numbers, where BE Politics will be bringing you regular updates on…

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Top 4 Moments From Obama’s Final State of the Union Address

Best friend Biden, the Osama moment, and The Dress

Republicans have spent the last eight years pushing a narrative that casts President Obama as…

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[RECAP] Black Enterprise Candidate Watch – Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016

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First Medicinal Marijuana Facility Opens in New York

Only certified patients suffering from specific conditions can be helped at the centers

New York is opening eight dispensaries statewide, serving a variety of syrups, concentrates and other…

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Minimum Wage Increase: NYC Mayor Upping the Ante to $15

Plan will cost city more than $230 million and boost pay for contract, union workers

Workers in the Big Apple can expect to earn at least $15 an hour by…

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[RECAP] Black Enterprise Candidate Watch – Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016

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[DC Report] Obama Unveils New Gun Control Plan

The POTUS has vowed to take executive action to expand gun control laws

President Barack Obama has just unveiled his new gun control plan, promising to take unprecedented…

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GOP Presidential Candidate Ben Carson Visits Black Enterprise Today

The retired neurosurgeon stops by to talk about his candidacy

This internal campaign chaos, combined with Carson’s steep decline in the polls would allow one…

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John King Jr. Ready to Succeed Arne Duncan as Secretary of Education

He’s optimistic about ESSA and the power of school to help kids in need

Jan.1, John King assumes the role of Acting Secretary of the Department of Education, succeeding…

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Lindsey Graham Drops Out of 2016 Presidential Race

The three-term senator from South Carolina posted a YouTube video announcing the end of his campaign

South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham has suspended his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination.

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Nigerians Who Escaped Boko Haram Graduate From Texas HBCU

Mother and two daughters earn honors after family relocates to U.S.

Before the tragic story of the more than 200 Nigerian girls who were abducted from…

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[RECAP] Black Enterprise Candidate Watch – Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015

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Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia References Theory That Doesn’t Hold Water

Attend the most competitive school you can, evidence says

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia during Fisher v. Texas referenced the discredited mismatch theory that…

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Felicidades! Afro-Mexicans Now Recognized in Country’s Census

Activists: Effort is small yet vital win in fight against discrimination and neglect

Afro-Mexicans are now rejoicing in a win that offers a bit of relief in their…

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[WATCH] Heckling Leads to Scuffle at Trump Rally in Vegas

Protesters voice opinions and are escorted out to shouts that include Nazi-era salute

Donald Trump held a rally in Las Vegas on Monday, the eve of the last…

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Charles Barkley Calls CNN the ‘Fox News for the Republicans’ and Slams Donald Trump

Barkley says CNN has done an "awful job" with covering election

During a TNT halftime report, former NBA player Charles Barkley gave his thoughts about Donald…

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[Op-Ed] Why Rep. Scalise’s Inclusion at CBC 13th Amendment Event Was More Than Questionable

With racial scandals, take note of his controversial decisions on equality

Rep. Steve Scalise inclusion in the speaker lineup for the CBC’s 13th amendment commemoration event…

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13th Amendment Anniversary: President Obama Discusses Bigotry Today

Nod at Trump's anti-Muslim comments inferred but White House confirms it's not direct response

Today marks the 150th anniversary of the 13th amendment, and President Obama spoke at a…

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[RECAP] Black Enterprise Candidate Watch – Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015

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[EXCLUSIVE] Bernie Sanders Press Secretary Responds to ISIS Comment Backlash

CNN reporter's interpretation of Symone Sanders comments invokes political firestorm

Symone Sanders, national press secretary for Bernie Sander’s presidential campaign, gave Black Enterprise the exclusive…

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[Op-Ed] The Problem With the ‘Stump for Trump’ Girls

Two black-women-gone-viral are far from funny---they're dangerous

“Stump for Trump Girls,” are being touted as proof that Trump enjoys some semblance of…

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[RECAP] Black Enterprise Candidate Watch – Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015

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[WATCH] Bernie Sanders’ Press Secretary Talks Black Lives Matter Movement and Advice to Young Voters

How Symone Sanders plans to move Sen. Sanders' campaign forward

Sen. Bernie Sanders’ new press secretary, Symone Sanders, talks about her early start in politics,…

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Black Activists Demand Chicago Mayor and Police Superintendent Removal

The shutdown of stores along Magnificent Mile cost businesses post-holiday sales

Activists point to actions of the Chicago police and mayor, alleging that there has been…

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[WATCH] Black Enterprise Candidate Watch

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More Terrorism: Diasporans React to Yola Bombing in Nigeria

Post Paris attacks, international focus turns to terrorism and global security

In recent weeks, Boko Haram militants are suspects in attacks in neighboring Chad, Niger and…

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Hillary Clinton Taps African American–Owned Advertising Firm to Help with Campaign

Burrell Communications will help campaign with focusing on the African American vote

Hillary Clinton hires Burrell Communications to help with focusing on the concerns and issues of…

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[By The Numbers] Where the GOP Candidates Stand Going Into Tonight’s Debate

A ranking of the GOP candidates by poll numbers and fundraising efforts before their fourth debate

Welcome to By The Numbers, where BlackEnterprise.com will be bringing you regular updates on the…

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China Gets Ready For a Baby Boom—Sort Of

Married couples can now have two children instead of one

The (one-child) law was first introduced in a series of measures in the late 70s…

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Fourth GOP Debate: 4 Things to Watch For

B.E.’s guide to this debate's hot topics

BlackEnterprise.com’s guide to what to look for during tonight’s fourth GOP debate.

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[Candidate Watch] Carson Surges Past Trump in Latest Poll

According to results of a survey released yesterday, Ben Carson has unseated Donald Trump as the GOP frontrunner

According to the results of a survey released by the New York Times and CBS…

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Huckabee and Christie Kicked Off GOP Debate Main Stage

After failing to scrape together the required 2.5% national polling average, Huckabee and Christie have been bumped

Both New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Mike Huckabee have been demoted from the Fox…

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The GOP Has a Problem With … Empty Podiums

The coalition of candidates behind the GOP debate revolt has already begun to unravel

On Sunday night, representatives for the Republican presidential candidates convened in Washington, D.C. to discuss…

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Rubio is Ready

As the Bush campaign continues to flounder, GOP heavyweights have flocked to Rubio

More good news for Senator Marco Rubio—Cory Gardner, a Republican senator, has officially endorsed him…

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Hillary Clinton to Keynote at PUSH Tech 2020

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, to speak at Rev. Jesse Jackson's Creating Opportunity Conference

Hillary Clinton to speak at the 16th Annual Creating Opportunity Conference in Atlanta, while on…

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[Political Snapshot] Clyde Williams Hopes to Fill Charles Rangel’s Shoes

Williams has officially entered the race to succeed Rangel in New York’s 13th Congressional district

With the looming retirement of long-time Harlem Congressman, Charlie Rangel, quickly approaching, several candidates have…

By Hailey Wallace

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[DC Report] GOP Unites Behind Paul Ryan for Speaker

With the endorsement of the House Freedom Caucus, Ryan is expected to be confirmed as the next Speaker of House

As a former vice presidential candidate, and current chair of the House Committee on Ways…

By Hailey Wallace

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[Candidate Watch] Hillary Clinton Faces Off Against House Benghazi Committee

Clinton testifies before the controversial Select Committee on her actions as Secretary of State during the Benghazi attacks

Former Secretary of State and current Presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, is testifying today on her…

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New Jersey Governor Urging Block of Flights to Cuba Over Assata Shakur

Chris Christie says convicted Black Panther leader should be returned to face prison time

Gov. Chris Christie is strongly against flights between New Jersey and Cuba until Joanne “Assata…

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Joe Biden Passes Up 2016 Presidential Run

Vice president says the window for a successful campaign has closed

With his wife, Jill Biden, and President Barack Obama by his side, the vice president…

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Congressional Black Caucus Co-Hosts Panel on Getting a Job in Tech

Young professionals learned how to transition non-tech education and work experience into a tech career

The CBC hosts a panel on careers in tech as part of its CBC Tech…

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On Tuesday night, the five contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination assembled in Las Vegas, NV, for their first debate of the primary season. Moderated by Anderson Cooper, the debate not only gave the candidates a nationally-televised opportunity to present their policies and positions, but also allowed them the opportunity to accomplish their individual strategic objectives.


[RELATED: Congressman John Lewis Endorses Hillary Clinton]


Former Governor of Maryland, Martin O’Malley, needed to take full advantage of the nationally-televised debate to introduce himself and his platform to a voting base that, for the most part, knows nothing about him. O’Malley also needed to endear himself to potential donors and bundlers, while former Senators Lincoln Chafee and Jim Webb just needed to remind people that they exist. Chafee floundered throughout the debate as he unsuccessfully tried to attack Clinton. During one particularly cringe-worthy moment, he admonished Anderson Cooper for “being too harsh” on him.


Webb, in one of the most bizarre answers of the night, informed us that #WhiteAppalachianLivesMatter. Vermont Senator, Bernie Sanders, needed to prove that his unexpected ascension to second place was not a fluke, and that he is capable of winning the general election.  However, it was former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, who had the most on the line. Plagued by weeks of bad press and declining poll numbers, it was imperative that Clinton delivered a performance that would ease the fears surrounding her elect-ability in the face of the ongoing email scandal. She did this, and more, establishing herself as the clear winner by the end of the night.


Clinton, whose commitment to progressive values has been a major concern among the Democratic voting base, clearly came prepared to convince viewers that she was 'all in' for the populist movement sweeping the nation. She reverted to the same argument she has used before regarding inconsistencies in her stances on these issues, citing “new information” as the cause in her change of opinion. When directly challenged by Cooper to self-identify as a moderate or progressive, Clinton responded with arguably the strongest line of the night: “I’m a progressive, but I’m a progressive who likes to get things done.”

2015 Democratic Debate Recap

Full recap and highlights from the first Democratic debate of the primary season

On Tuesday night, the five contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination assembled in Las Vegas,…

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Congressman John Lewis Endorses Hillary Clinton

The Civil Rights legend states, "Hillary Clinton is the most qualified person to be president of the United States."

Lewis’ support is extremely important for Clinton’s campaign. The congressman stated, “I know her heart.…

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This Week’s Highlights: The Best and the Brightest

Check out the biggest stories of the week

Here is a recap of this week’s highlights from news, career, education, small business, lifestyle,…

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#UNGA: ISIS, Diplomacy, and Combatting Extremists Top Topics at UN General Assembly

Leaders focus on terrorism, ISIS, and peacekeeping strategies among the nations

This week, more than 150 leaders are networking and discussing issues that impact the world…

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Boehner Bows Out

The emotional Speaker of the House has announced his resignation from Congress

Though Boehner has been one of President Obama’s most visible political adversaries, his own party…

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Hillary Clinton Talks HBCUs, Small Business Advocacy, and the Obama ‘Muslim’ Rumors

Presidential hopeful talks 'the issues' with Tom Joyner, Don Lemon, Jacque Reid, and Roland Martin

Don Lemon, Jacque Reid, Sybil Wilkes, and Roland Martin joined Tom Joyner to talk issues…

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National Voter Registration Day: How You Can Advocate and Participate

More than 600 events set to host today across the nation

Today is National Voter Registration Day (NVRD), a time when voting advocates nationwide are taking…

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[WATCH] President Obama Closes Out CBC Week With Rousing Speech Honoring Black Women

"All of us are the beneficiaries of strong black women."

The president acknowledged black women at the Phoenix Awards at the 2015 CBCF conference.

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CBCF Conference: Day 2 Recap – African American Inclusion in Tech and Black Lives Matter

Hot topics from the 45th Annual Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Conference

For the next two days, the in-depth discussions on issues disproportionately impacting black communities will…

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CBCF Conference: Day 1 – Diversity in Tech and Black Female Voting Power

Hot topics from the 45th Annual Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Conference

For the next three days, the in-depth discussions on issues disproportionately impacting black communities will…

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President Obama Nominates Congresswoman Barbara Lee for UN General Assembly

Senior Democratic Whip seeks to "foster stronger ties, deeper bonds and a renewed commitment "

President Obama announced his nomination of Congresswoman Barbara Lee to serve as a Representative of…

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Baltimore Mega Church Pastor Running for Congress

Jamal Bryant says Washington needs new leadership and seeks to replace Rep. Elijah Cummings

The Rev. Jamal H. Bryant, pastor at Empowerment Temple in Baltimore, will run for the…

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Leaders to Gather at OUT on the Hill Black LGBT Leadership Summit

Panels and workshops to include discussions about issues that affect community

Black LGBT activists and thought leaders will gather with elected officials, faith leaders and young…

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Donald Trump to Speak with Black Business Owners in South Carolina

Other speakers include Karen Finney, senior spokesperson for Hillary Clinton

Small business owners, entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and legislators are expected to attend the event, as…

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President Obama Seals Iran Deal with Maryland Senator’s Vote

Ten Democratic 'hold outs' remain, as White House pushes for more support

Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) announced support for President Obama’s Iran nuclear deal today, sealing a…

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Why We Still Need Women’s Equality Day

Take a look at women's equality in 2015, 95 years after they won the right to vote

It’s Women’s Equality Day. Take a look at women in politics in 2015.

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Black Church Leaders Embark on Israel Visit

Iran deal among issues part of efforts by COGIC leaders

According to reports, Christian leaders from metro Detroit with the largest African-American religious group left…

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Louis Stokes, Ohio’s First Black Congressman, Dies

Attorney and civil rights advocate leaves legacy of forging change for minorities and disenfranchised

Louis Stokes, Ohio’s first African-American Congressan, died late Tuesday. He was 90.

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Congressman Chaka Fattah Pleads Not Guilty in Federal Racketeering Case

Wife mentioned in indictment, and son faces charges in separate but related case

Prosecutors say Chaka Fattah used funds from federal grants and donations to pay off a…

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Jimmy Carter Announces He Has Advanced Cancer

President Obama offers well wishes, says 'We are rooting for you'

Former president Carter announced cancer has spread and, although type has not been disclosed, there’s…

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Hillary Clinton Meets With Black Lives Matter Activists

Activists question Clinton about her stance on the war on drugs and the violence that has been perpetuated against communities of color

Hillary Clinton meets with Black Lives Matter activists after her campaign event in New Hampshire…

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Bernie Sanders Names Young, Black Organizer as Campaign Press Secretary

Symone Sanders will help with the campaign's support of the Black Lives Matter movement

Sen. Bernie Sanders adds young criminal justice advocate and supporter of the Black Lives Matter…

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[PHOTOS] The Best of President Obama’s Travels Around the World

White House photographer highlights President Obama's travels around the world

Whitehouse photographer highlights President Obama’s travels around the world.

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Stephanie Rawlings-Blake Appointed First Black Female to Lead US Conference of Mayors

Stephanie Rawlings-Blake serves as the first African American women president in the conference's 83 years of existence

Baltimore mayor, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, appointed first black female to lead US Conference of Mayors.

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Lisa Ransom, Maryland’s 4th District Congressional Candidate, Represents a New Brand of Leadership

Her 'families first' platform addresses Maryland's social and economic challenges

Lisa Ransom, Maryland’s 4th District Congressional candidate, leads from the front with ‘families first’ as…

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‘EACH Woman Act’ Introduced to Congress to Fund Abortion

Bill proposes health coverage for abortion

Bill proposes health coverage for abortion, for every woman, regardless of income.

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[REPORT] Facebook Claims It’s Not an ‘Echo Chamber’

The social media site claims users get differing opinions in their News Feeds

Facebook is at the center of two newly released studies about the access to differing…

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Hillary Clinton Hires Kamala Harris’ Sister to Lead Her Policy Team

Clinton appoints Maya Harris as one of three policy advisers to her team

As Hillary Clinton gears up for her 2016 presidential campaign, she has named three policy…

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Career Highlights from African Americans Who Made Time’s 100 Most Influential People

Power moves from some of the world's most influential people

Career highlights from prominent African Americans who made Time’s 100 Most Influential List.

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On the Move: Former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick Joins Bain Capital

Patrick will start a new social impact business with the investment firm

Former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick to start new social impact business at Bain Capital.

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The 4 Cs of Being a Powerbroker

Skilled negotiator and business leader Harold W. Johnson II shares secrets

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A powerbroker is defined as “a person or group having the ability…

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2 Chainz to Reportedly Run for Mayor of Hometown

Rapper to consider a career in politics

Rapper 2 Chainz to reportedly run for mayor of College Park, Georgia

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Kamala Harris Announces U.S. Senate Bid

Harris launches campaign for Senate seat

California’s state attorney general, Kamala Harris, announces her bid to run for U.S. Senator

By Courtney Connley

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More Women and Minorities Included in New Congress

A total of 96 racial minorities will serve in the new Congress

The new Congress that convenes Tuesday, January 6th will include more women and minorities than…

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TMZ’s Marion Barry Headline Sparks Change.Org Petition

Outrage ensues after popular news site calls deceased leader, 'Crack Mayor'

Popular Website TMZ facing backlash after publishing questionable Marion Barry headline.

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A Loss for Democrats: Republicans Seize Senate, Retain House

Midterm elections saw votes favor new popularity

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The Republican Party now has full control of Congress.
A GOP wave crashed into the…

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New Win For Marijuana: Washington, D.C. and Oregon Vote to Legalize Marijuana

Activists set sights on Federal recognition as DC, Oregon says Yes to weed

Activists set sights on federal recognition as Washington D.C and Oregon say yes to legalizing…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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10 Election Day GIFs Advocating Your Right to Vote

Make sure your friends and family get out and vote

Today, Nov. 4, marks the moment that politicos and Americans have been waiting for: Election…

By Kevin L. Clark (@KevitoClark)

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9 Black Political Power Players You Should Know for the Upcoming Election

See what black politicians are working to make history in the U.S. government

With the November 4th elections on the way, we’ve rounded up black political power players…

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Voting Impact: Black Turnout and 2014 Midterms Findings Released

The results came out in a report by the Joint Center today

The Joint Center for Political and Economic studies released the results of the Black Turnout…

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President Barack Obama’s Credit Card Was Declined

The president revealed that Michelle Obama picked up the check

The 44th President of the United States is widely the most parodied politician the world…

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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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First 100 Days: Ras Baraka’s Journey and Milestones

A snapshot of Cory Booker's successor, as newly-minted Newark, N.J. leader looks back

Victories and setbacks for newly-minted Newark, N.J., mayor as he looks back on first chapter.

By Richard Spiropoulos

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[Exclusive] Anthony Brown: The Man Who Wants To Lead Maryland (Part 1)

Lt. governor could be on the cusp of making Maryland state history

Lt. Governor Anthony Brown could be on the cusp of making Maryland state history.

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[EXCLUSIVE] Updates from President Obama’s U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

Forum hosted by Bloomberg Philanthropies, U.S. Commerce Dept: Africa is open for business

BlackEnterprise.com is live at the U.S-Africa Leaders Summit, the largest gathering of African heads of…

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U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle speak on importance of education in Florida

Is There An Obama Legacy Smear Campaign?

Obama's legacy is solid on paper, so why are critics punching holes in it?

With the heightened criticism via negative polls and recent gestures of disrespect, the question remains:…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Fox Host Calls Single Women ‘Beyonce Voters’ Who Depend on Government

Jesse Watters also adds that these are Hillary Clinton's biggest supporters

Fox News host Jesse Watters calls single women ‘Beyonce voters’ who ‘depend on the government’…

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Immigration Reform: 5 Things We Learned From Russell Simmons

All Def Digital CEO speaks on the future of policy and diversity in the nation

Russell Simmons, All Def Digital CEO, took to his HuffPost blog to bring awareness to…

By Kevin L. Clark (@KevitoClark)

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John Kerry Calls Graduating Yale Class ‘Donald Sterling’s Worst Nightmare’

The most diverse class in Yale's history serves as a notice to corporations in America.

Leaving higher education to go into the real world can be an awfully scary place.…

By Kevin L. Clark (@KevitoClark)

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Barack Obama visits Poland

Poland Leaks President Obama Workout Footage [VIDEO]

Witness the strongest Commander-in-Chief the world has ever seen.

Hotel residents in Warsaw witnessed President Barack Obama doing his part to support First Lady…

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Washingtopn Post endorses Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown for Maryland Governor

Could Anthony Brown Become Maryland’s First Black Governor?

Maryland lieutenant governor endorsed by Washington Post

Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown endorsed for governor by Washington Post.

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Month of the Man: Shavar Jeffries Talks Turning Tragedy into Motivation for Leadership

Civic leader details leadership tips for young men of color

Newark, N.J.. mayoral candidate Shavar Jeffries talks turning tragedy into career inspiration and how young…

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Oklahoma Speaker of the House To Run For Senate Seat

T.W Shannon to run for the remainder of Sen. Tom Coburn's term

Current speaker of the house for Oklahoma T. W. Shannon is entering the race for…

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Millennials: What’s the State of Your (Career) Union?

Three steps to realistically assess and set goals for advancement

Young professionals, take cues from one of the oldest practices in U.S. government–the State of…

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Applause Africa Honors Global Leaders at African Diaspora Awards

Honorees include Nobel Laureate and Hopstop founder

Check out this photo recap of Applause Africa’s African Diaspora Awards honoring global leaders in…

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Nelson Mandela: Top 6 Boss Moves of A Global Icon

A snapshot of the South African president's exemplary leadership

As the global community sends support to South African President Nelson Mandela, take a look…

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Top Caribbean Power Women: Leaders in Politics, Music, and More

Exemplary females with roots in the Islands

In honor of Caribbean Heritage Month, BlackEnterprise.com highlights top leaders of Caribbean descent in sports,…

By Joshua Perrin

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GOP Makes Black Republicans a Priority in June

GOP summer recess shows an increase in attention to Black Republicans.

June lit up like Black Republican Month

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Caribbean Power Men: 10 Top Leaders in Politics, Sports and More

Musicians, athletes, and politicians who have roots in the Islands

In honor of Caribbean Heritage Month, BlackEnterprise.com highlights top leaders of Caribbean descent.

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Maryland Workers Stage Protest Against Workplace Discrimination

Arundel County activists say unfair practices seen in county government

Activists held a protest Tuesday outside of the Arundel Center in Arundel County, Maryland, aiming…

By Joshua Perrin

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‘Angry Black Woman’: Doomed if You Speak Up, Doomed If You Don’t

Heckler incident brings to light a social label that needs to be retired

The prevalent notion that any time a black woman speaks up—and it’s not to coo…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Rand Paul Clashes With Student During Speech At Howard University

Republican politician attempts to sway black voters to support GOP.

Man interrupts Paul during speech with a banner that said university does not support “white…

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Political Savvy: 4 Top Power Players Under 40

Leaders making boss moves in Washington and beyond

These young leaders are making major boss moves in Washington and beyond.

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Joke Gone Wrong: Karl Roves Says ‘Donna Brazile Owes Me Some Fried Chicken’

Republican strategist's joke ends up on wrong side of the punch line.

While Brazile did not seem bothered by the joke, Twitter and liberal blogs ridiculed Rove.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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How Poland Spring Failed to Capitalize on Marco Rubio’s Sip

Republican Marco Rubio Quotes Wiz Khalifa and Jay-Z on Senate Floor

Florida senator references hip-hop in support for Rand Paul's filibuster.

Rubio has previously professed his love for Tupac Shakur.

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Hugo Chavez, Venezuelan President, Dead at 58

Chavez’s Checkered Career Includes Aid for People of Color Around the World

Though controversial, leader was known by some as a champion for poor people of color

As many remember Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez, take a look at career moves that affected…

By Sasha King

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Jesse Jackson Jr. Pleads Guilty In Campaign Case

Former Illinois representative admits to stealing campaign funds.

Jackson faces 46 to 57 months in prison and up to $100,000 in fines.

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Cornel West Calls President Obama a “War Criminal”

The outspoken leader says president's policy kills innocent children.

Drone policies are affecting the view many have of the president

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Rush Limbaugh Vents About President’s Re-Election Win

Shock-jock claims "small things beat big things on Tuesday."

Shock-jock claims “small things beat big things on Tuesday.”

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This Week in Politics: Hurricane Sandy Halts Campaigns, Bloomberg Endorses Obama

A tragic week for many Americans on the east coast

A tragic week for many Americans on the east coast

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This Week in Politics: Obama Wins Final Debate, Endorsed by Powell

We look at the final debate, Colin Powell's endorsement, and controversial comments from Senate candidate Richard Mourdock.

We look at the final debate, Colin Powell’s endorsement, and controversial comments from Senate candidate…

By Ashley Calloway

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This Week in Politics: Obama Makes Comeback, Poll Shows Romney Leading

Did Obama do enough to close the gap in your opinion?

Did Obama do enough to close the gap in your opinion?

By Ashley Calloway

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This Week in Politics: Unemployment Down, Vice Presidential Debate a Draw

Record job numbers and the Biden-Ryan showdown were the focus this week

Record job numbers and the Biden-Ryan showdown were the focus this week

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Last Week in Politics: Obama Wins and Loses in the Same Week

Campaign cash and the presidential debate were last week's highlights

Campaign cash and the presidential debate were last week’s highlights

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Slavery A Blessing? Arkansas Politician Thinks So

Jon Hubbard makes shocking claims in new book

Jon Hubbard makes shocking claims in new book

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Republican Says Obama Lost Debate Because He’s ‘Lazy’

John Sununu personally rips into Obama

John Sununu personally rips into Obama

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Is the GOP Targeting Obama’s Black Staffers?

Republicans' attack on Valarie Jarrett may be a pattern

Republicans’ attack on Valarie Jarrett may be a pattern

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Obama Responds to Romney: Americans are not ‘Victims’

President responds to Romney's incendiary comments on American entitlement

President responds to Romney’s incendiary comments on American entitlement

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On the Poor and Minorities: Mitt Romney’s Top 5 Side-Eye Moments

Republican candidate lands in hot water again after new video released

As Republican Mitt Romney lands in hot water again for controversial remarks, take a look…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Free!! Books of the Week on Politics

BE Rewarded Book Bundles

Politics is in the air. The primary elections are over, and the general elections are…

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Democratic Congressional Candidate Wants to Impeach President Obama

Anti-Obama Texas politician loses support of her own party

Anti-Obama Texas politician loses support of her own party

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Jesse Jackson Jr. Home After Treatment For Depression

The embattled politician makes his return to Congress

The embattled politician makes his return to Congress

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Rush Limbaugh: Obama ‘Doesn’t Have Slave Blood’

The conservative host uses the mic to attack the president

The conservative radio host uses mic to attack the president

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Mitt Romney Campaign Announces Black Leadership Council

The presidential nominee is determined to capture black voters

The presidential nominee is determined to capture black voters

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Obama: Romney’s Ideas ‘Better Suited for Last Century’

The president rips claims made at Republican National Convention

The president rips claims made at Republican National Convention

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Number of Black Republican Delegates Jumped Since 2008

The number of black delegates increased by 30 percent since 2008

The number of black delegates increased by 30 percent since 2008

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Anti-Obama Documentary Earns Big at Box Office

Conservative film grosses $9.1 million domestically

Conservative film grosses $9.1 million domestically

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Poll: Obama, Romney In Tight Race Among Likely Voters

A CNN presidential poll shows uncertainty among voters

A CNN presidential poll shows uncertainty among voters

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Newark Mayor Cory Booker for New Jersey Governor?

Charismatic Newark mayor sets eyes on 2013 Governor's race

Charismatic Newark mayor sets eyes on 2013 Governor’s race

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Preview Our World: Rev. Jesse Jackson Talks Politics and the Continued Fight for Civil Rights

Marc Lamont Hill interviews Rev. Jackson on politics, the ongoing struggle for human rights, and…

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Boss Quiz: What Type of Leader Are You?

Find out your powerhouse boss profile

From hip-hop mogul Jay Z to entrepreneurial prodigy Tina Wells, find out what leadership qualities…

By Dominique Hobdy

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Black Blogger Month: The Field Negro, Nothing But the Truth

Lawyer by day and blogger by night, Wayne Bennett delivers his unbiased opinion on issues that impact the Black community at large

As the force behind the opinionated blog The Field Negro, Wayne Bennett provides an uncensored…

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