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United States In Talks To End Embargo Against Cuba

Obama and Castro plan to resume long withstanding trade talks

With President Barack Obama final term in office, the Commander-in-Chief attempts to formalize his legacy…

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Sony Pictures Involved in Leaked Email Scandal

Execs under scrutiny after comments about President Obama and Kevin Hart

Sony Pictures facing scandal as emails are leaked involving President Obama and comedian Kevin Hart.

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NFL Player Darnell Dockett Posts Questionable Photo Of Malia Obama

Was the Arizona Cardinals player right or wrong?

Arizona Cardinals defensive end Darnell Dockett posted a questionable image of President Obama’s daughter, Malia,…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Michael Brown’s Stepfather Apologizes For Incendiary Comments

38-year-old Louis Head is under criminal investigation

Louis Head, the impassioned stepfather of the late Michael Brown, is currently under criminal investigation…

By Kevin L. Clark

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The 10 Biggest News Stories of 2014

Let’s take a look at the top moments from this year

There are the ten biggest news stories of 2014, from the disappearance of the Malaysian…

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Obama Administration Offers Extension for No Child Left Behind Act Waivers

POTUS educational policies set to extend beyond his presidential term

Obama administration issues No Child Left Behind Act waiver renewals to states

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Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West Challenges Obama to Pickup Game

Marquis Jackson, 13, disputes the POTUS' hoop skills

South Side Chicago’s own Jackie Robinson West visited the White House, where 13-year-old Marquis Jackson…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Kanye West Supports Democrats, Urges People To Vote

The 'Watch The Throne' MC endorses President Obama

Kanye West publicly endorsed Democrats and encouraged people to vote.

By Kevin L. Clark

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Millennial Votes Are Seemingly Up For Grabs

Harvard Youth Polls releases report with significant findings

Harvard Youth Poll finds over half of millennials that will be “definitely” voting prefer Republican-run…

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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…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Obama Launches My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge

President Obama challenges local communities to support My Brother's Keeper initiative

The Obama administration announces the My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge in an effort to get…

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President Obama Addresses Michael Brown Shooting At Congressional Black Caucus Dinner

Events are having "corrosive effect on the nation," Obama says

President Obama was speaking at the Congressional Black Caucus dinner where he addressed the Michael…

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Attorney General Eric Holder to Resign From Office

The 63-year-old will announce his departure later today

Breaking news from Washington, D.C., finds Attorney General Eric Holder resigning from his position.
According to…

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‘Human Catastrophe’: $1 Billion Needed To Fight Ebola From Doubling

Heightened role of the U.S. will include new treatment facilities

President Obama, the World Health Organization, and the United Nations all plan on funding the…

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President Obama Says U.S. Will ‘Take Out’ ISIL ‘Wherever They Exist’

Commander-in-Chief outlines a four-point plan to defend America

President Obama outlines four-points on how the government will respond to Islamic State of Iraq…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Perspectives: 10 Candid Thoughts About #PostRacialAmerica

Twitter users weigh in about today's prejudices after Michael Brown shooting

President Barack Obama addressed the nation Aug. 18 about events that transpired in the U.S.…

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President Barack Obama Issues Statement On Robin Williams’ Death

Commander-in-Chief expresses grief for the comedic genius

The 63-year-old comedian took his life Aug. 11 which prompted President Obama to sum up…

By Kevin L. Clark

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President Obama To GOP: ‘Stop Hatin’ All The Time’

Coolest commander-in-chief has strong words for Republicans

President Obama has some strong words for the Republican Party after being threatened with litigation.

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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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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

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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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Nationwide Minimum Wage Campaign Goes Grassroots

The need for our young to earn more money is apparent, and communities across the U.S. are fighting for higher minimum wages.

After Seattle’s Mayor Ed Murray recently increased the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour,…

By Kevin L. Clark

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First Lady Hosts White House Talent Show for New Arts Education Program

FLOTUS gives remarks about positive impact of arts education

First Lady Michelle Obama held the White House’s first talent show in an effort to…

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The Obamas Honor Brown v. Board of Education Anniversary

The president and first lady pay their respects to the historic case

President Obama signs a proclamation honoring the 60th anniversary of Brown’s decision; meanwhile, first lady…

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Organization Proposes Changes to myRa

Among the proposals to assist consumers with saving for retirement, is President Obama’s  proposed myRA…

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President Obama to Address Website Glitches

Administration working to fix healthcare application process plagued with problems since open enrollment

Will this issue be fixed soon?

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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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Man Pulls Out BB Gun as Obama’s Motorcade Passes

Man brought into custody after pulling out BB gun during President's Connecticut visit.

Obama was in Connecticut to meet with families who lost loved ones during the Sandy…

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Obama Budget Proposal to Cut Social Security

President to release budget proposal that reduces increases in Social Security.

President Obama compromises with congressional Republicans by offering cuts to benefit programs.

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Pastor Claims Obama is Racist Because Mother ‘Hated Being White’

Pastor says president rejects white heritage because his mother hated being white.

Jesse Lee Peterson says Obama is evil, a socialist and possibly a Muslim.

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Sasha and Malia Obama’s Spring Break Trip Criticized by Republicans

GOP rips President Obama for sending daughters to Bahamas for Spring Break.

Rep. Steve King says Obama should show some ‘austerity’ amid America’s recovering economy.

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Satan Character in Film Bears Striking Resemblance of President Obama

History Channel film series "The Bible" casts controversial satan-Obama look alike.

Film producers have not commented on accusations that the character purposely resembles the president.

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White House Honors African-American Leaders in Education

Obama administration honors ten leaders in education.

White House creates ‘Champions of Change’ initiative to honor African American achievement.

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Obama to Jimmy Carter’s Grandson: Thank you for ’47 Precent’ Tape

Obama 'ran across the room' to embrace Carter

Obama thanks former president Jimmy Carter’s grandson for finding ’47 percent’ video

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President Obama Approval Rating Reaches Three-Year High

Majority of Americans approve of the president's performance.

Poll respondents said they supported Obama’s proposal to increase government spending.

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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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Obama Seeking to Boost Study of the Human Brain

The administration unveils 10-year technological project.

It is the administration’s hope that this technological voyage will do for the brain, what…

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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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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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

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Nation Celebrates MLK Day as Obama is Inaugurated

Do you think MLK would be proud?

What a coincidence that both are on the same day.

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Rangel Calls Obama’s Cabinet Picks ‘Embarrasing’

Three appointments in a row have been white men

Rep. Charlie Rangel from New York criticizes President Obama’s recent cabinet picks

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The Newtown Massacre: If 20 First Graders Aren’t Enough, What Is?

Like guns, legislation often comes with "bodies on it." How many more will it take to provoke measures to curb gun violence?

By the time I was a pre-teen, I knew. There are some measures that simply…

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President Obama, Mitt Romney Do Lunch at the White House

The two former rivals talk turkey over salad

Mitt Romney visited President Obama in the White House for lunch and the two talked…

By Makkada B. Selah

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Glenn Beck Selling ‘Obama in P**’ on eBay

Do you think he's lost his cotton-picking mind?

Glenn Beck listed an item on sale on Ebay which featured an Obama figurine in…

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Obama Nominates Openly Gay Black Judge

Judge William L. Thomas is under consideration for U.S. District Court

President Obama has nominated his first openly gay black judge for the federal court

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Ruby Dee Celebrates Her 90th Birthday in Harlem

Ruby sure does look great for her age.

Actor, activist and living legend Ruby Dee celebrated her 90th birthday at Harlem’s Schomburg Center.

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Romney Says Obama Won Because of ‘Gifts’ to Latinos, Blacks

Mitt Romney recently explained to his donors why he thinks he lost

He told his supporters that President Obama won because of the “the gifts.”

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Cornel West Calls Obama a ‘Rockefeller Republican in Blackface’

West says Obama doesn't care about poor people

West says Obama doesn’t care about poor people

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President Obama Wins Florida

He carries the coveted swing state for the second time

He carries the coveted swing state for the second time

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Stacey Dash Pens Post-Election Screed on Romney Loss

The 'Clueless' actress congratulates the president, yet defends her right to endorse the candidate of her choice

The ‘Clueless’ actress congratulates the president, yet defends her right to endorse the candidate of…

By Makkada B. Selah

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Ted Nugent Calls Obama supporters ‘Pimps, Whores & Welfare Brats’

The rocker vents on Twitter about Obama's re-election

The rocker vents on Twitter about Obama’s re-election

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Detroit Museum Presents 44 Busts of Obama

44 African-American artists create 44 busts of number 44

44 African-American artists create 44 busts of number 44

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President Obama Re-Elected to Second Term

The president prevails in a close race

The president prevails in a close race

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White Couple Hangs Chair in Effigy Meant to Represent Obama

But they say they hold no animosity toward blacks

But they say they hold no animosity toward blacks

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O’Reilly: ‘Obama Doesn’t Like USA Because Blacks Have ‘Grievance Against Whites’

He says the president's supposed dislike of the country is rooted in a mistrust of "rich, white guys"

He says the president’s supposed dislike of the country is rooted in a mistrust of…

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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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Mayor Bloomberg Endorses President Obama for Re-election

The billionaire cites climate change as key deciding factor

The billionaire cites climate change as key deciding factor

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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…

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Obama, Romney Position Themselves for Final 2 Weeks of Battle

Where will these candidates focus their energy?

Neck -and neck in recent polls, President Barack Obama and Republican Challenger Mitt Romney squared…

By Derek T. Dingle

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The Rise of the Black Nerd

Blerds everywhere rejoice!

Blerds everywhere rejoice!

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Salt Lake City Tribune Endorses Obama

The Utah daily paper says Mormon Mitt Romney is a 'shape-shifter'

The Utah daily paper says Mormon Mitt Romney is a ‘shape-shifter’

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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?

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Woman Jailed for Removing Posters Depicting Obama as Hitler

Should she have been arrested?

Should she have been arrested?

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Tagg Romney: ‘I Wanted to Swing on Pres. Obama’

Presidential debate inspires strong reactions

Presidential debate inspires strong reactions

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First Lady Michelle Obama’s Mom Speaks Out on Presidential Election

"I admire how hard Barack works," said Marian Robinson

“I admire how hard Barack works,” said Marian Robinson

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John Glenn Cites Obama’s ‘Character’ in New Ad

The former astronaut and U.S. Senator says Obama's got the right stuff

The former astronaut and U.S. Senator says Obama’s got the right stuff

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Apollo Uptown Hall Series Presents Free Presidential Debate Viewing Party

Black Enterprise Business Report Correspondent Shannon Lanier to lead Q&A discussion of Obama v. Romney Round 2

The Apollo Theater will present the second event in its newly launched Apollo Uptown Hall…

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Paul Ryan: Teach Inner City People ‘Good Character, Discipline’

What do you think of the potential VP's statements?

What do you think of the potential VP’s statements?

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The Obamas Finally go on That Anniversary Date

They celebrated it even if they were a few days late

They celebrated it even if they were a few days late

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He Caught Up! Romney Ties Obama in Polls After Debate Win

The next debate will determine a lot, according to experts

The next debate will determine a lot, according to experts

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Romney Plays Into Obama’s Hands, Loses Muppet Vote

Saying a candidate won the first debate of three is like saying your team won the first quarter of the Super Bowl. Even if it's true, it's meaningless.

You didn’t really expect GOP Nominee Mitt Romney or President Barack Obama to throw any…

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Ann Romney: ‘I Love That we Have a Black President’

Wife of Republican presidential nominee says America has moved past its prejudices

Wife of Republican presidential nominee says America has moved past its prejudices

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Beyoncé and Jay-Z Raise $4 Million at Obama Fundraiser

Beyoncé and Jay-Z's rich pals forked over $40,000 per ticket

Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s rich pals forked over $40,000 per ticket

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Pres. Obama Hits 50 Percent Mark in Polls

President increases lead over Republican presidential nominee

President increases lead over Republican presidential nominee

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Romney Slams Obama And Chicago Teachers Over Strike

Chicago Teachers Strike becomes political fodder

Chicago Teachers Strike becomes political fodder

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Jay-Z Blasts Occupy Wall Street Movement

Do you want to hear political statements from music artists?

 
Jay-z wears his own "Occupy All Streets" t-shirt as he chats up hip hop mogul…

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Dwyane Wade Details Custody Battle in New Book

Dwyane Wade offers brutal honesty in his new memoir

Dwyane Wade offers brutal honesty in his new memoir

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Alleged Threats Against Obama, Leads To Arrest

Alleged threats against the President lead to arrest

A Washington man, Anton Caluori, was arrested Tuesday when Secret Service agents attempted to investigate…

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Michael Jordan, NBA Stars To Raise Money For Pres. Obama

On the same day, a host of NBA stars will participate in a fund-raising shootaround game

On the same day, a host of NBA stars will participate in a fund-raising shootaround…

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President Obama’s Big Plan for Small Business

As President Obama goes into full campaign mode, he must cite such examples to make…

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Exposing Students to STEM Earlier 

The lack of black people in technology stems from the lack of STEM education. While America doesn’t produce a great number of white scientists, mathematicians and engineers, the disparity hits African Americans a lot stronger. African Americans received just 7 % of all STEM bachelor's degrees, 4 % of master's degrees, and 2 % of PhDs in 2009, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Thankfully, several extra-curricular programs like Black Girls Code are dedicated to teaching children and young adults from underrepresented communities. 

With this initiative promising to focus on youth at the beginning of their educational careers, students will become exposed to all that STEM has to offer in the classroom.

3 Ways Obama’s New Initiative Will Impact STEM Education

President Obama announced an initiative he said will improve the education of African-American students during…

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Black Enterprise Editor-in-Chief Derek T. Dingle interviews President Barack Obama while Black Enterprise Chairman and Publisher Earl G. Graves Sr. looks on

About This Issue: Inside the Oval Office

It was the call I’ve been waiting for my entire career. “Derek, you have your…

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UBR Spotlight: Construction Management Firm CEO Deryl McKissack

More on the entrepreneurs, business strategies and economic news on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable: Deryl McKissack, CEO of McKissack & McKissack; brand…

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Reel Talk with Charles Dutton about ‘The Obama Effect’

Find out why Hollywood veteran Charles Dutton decided to go indie with his new project 'The Obama Effect'

Charles Dutton in character on the set of 'The Obama Effect.'
It could be the title…

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Opinion: How Obama Has Failed Small and Minority Business

Has President Barack Obama done enough for small and minority business growth?

The Obama administration has been a total failure when it comes to small and minority…

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The Supreme Court’s Healthcare Decision Ignites 13,000 Tweets Per Minute

The landmark healthcare ruling sent the Twitterverse into a frenzy on Thursday

The Supreme Court’s healthcare decision generated a lot of buzz on Twitter, with interactions peaking…

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In 2011, tech co-founders Mike McGee and Neal Sales-Griffin started Code Academy, a 12 week program to teach people how to build websites and mobile apps.

Code Academy Teaches Web Development to the Masses

The black-owned startup is schooling entrepreneurs on the art of coding from the ground floor of Chicago's new 50,000 sq. ft. coworking facility

In October 2011, tech co-founders Mike McGee and Neal Sales-Griffin started Code Academy, a 12-week…

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Toni Morrison to Receive America’s Highest Civilian Honor

President Barack Obama will award the Medal of Freedom to 13 recipients at the White House later this spring

President Barack Obama will award the Medal of Freedom to 13 recipients at the White…

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5 Cool (Recent) Branding Moves By President Barack Obama

A look at the Commander-in-Chief's moments of swag

Here’s a snapshot into recent appearances that give the Commander-in-Chief the cool factor.

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Dingle, who was granted the first print interview of President Obama after his 2009 inauguration, conducted an exclusive 20-minute interview with the President in the Oval Office on Wednesday, April 11, focusing on minority and small business policies and the economy. When asked what he would say to Black business owners, including attendees of the upcoming Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference to be held in his hometown of Chicago, who question whether the Administration has done enough for Black business, he responded, “I’ll put my track record up against anybody in terms of us putting in place broad-based programs that ultimately had a huge benefit for African American businesses.”

PHOTOS: Inside Black Enterprise’s Exclusive Interview with President Barack Obama

A preview of the President's conversation with Editor-in-Chief Derek T. Dingle on job creation, financial reforms and what he's done to earn the support of Black business.

A preview of President Barack Obama’s conversation with Black Enterprise Editor-in-Chief Derek T. Dingle on…

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Obama Warns Iran He Won’t Take Nuclear Weapons Threat Lightly

President Obama sent a clear message to Iran: "I don't bluff"

Days before sitting down with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Barack Obama warned he…

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Senate Denies Bill Opposing Obama’s Birth Control Policy

In a 51-48 vote, the Senate killed a bill reversing the president’s birth control rule

The Senate defeated a GOP effort to overturn President Barack Obama’s policy on contraception insurance…

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White House Conducts 2nd Annual Science Fair

It's not too late for your child to participate virtually

More than 100 students from over 45 states attended sharing their latest inventions — from…

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Obama Signs Off on Super PAC Donations

The president’s reelection campaign will support Priorities USA Action, the super PAC designed to keep him in office

President Obama has had a change of heart towards super Pacs. The president’s reelection campaign…

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January Jobs Report Brings Unexpectedly Good News

The black unemployment rate slid to its lowest since 2009

The January jobs report has Democrats celebrating. The national unemployment rate dropped for the fifth…

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Obama Pushes Proposal to Help Underwater Homeowners

The president urges Congress to provide mortgage relief to homeowners

President Obama on Wednesday called on Congress to make it easier for millions of homeowners…

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Blackout: Web Sites Go Dark to Protest SOPA

Brands and businesses stand up to the Stop Online Piracy Act

Today, social media is abuzz with the #BlackoutSOPA campaigns of people, big brands and web…

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Obama Defies Congress With Appointment of Consumer Protection Chief

The commander in chief appoints Richard Cordray as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, despite strong Republican opposition

In a bold move destined to further strain his relationship with congressional Republicans, President Obama…

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Santorum’s Comment Ties Black People to Public Assistance

The Republican presidential candidate’s recent comment links black people to government assistance

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s recent comment ties black people to public assistance.

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Examining the 2012 GOP Candidates’ Chances of Getting Nominated

The primary field of Republican candidates get sized up on their ability to lead the country in 2012

As the Iowa caucus approaches political analysts and voters prepare to review the 2012 GOP…

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It's a week before the Iowa Caucus (Jan. 3) and details are sorely missing from the proposed policies by the 2012 Republican presidential primary field. The GOP candidates are eager to point fingers at President Obama and what they view as his failures on the economic front. “When it comes to economic policy, there's a Chinese wall between President Obama’s economic policy proposals and those of the Republican candidate,” says Georgia Tech economist Thomas Boston. “The primary difference is that the president has proposed comprehensive economic policy, while no Republican candidate has.”
This is not to say that Obama has all of the answers, however.
“What's missing from the president's proposals are checks and balances to guarantee that the benefits of his proposals filter down to African-Americans,” Boston adds. “In the final analysis, there's no question that economic policies Obama proposes are better than those offered by Republican candidates. At the same time, there's significant room for improvement.” Here's a hard look at the candidates.—Joyce Jones

Iowa Caucus 2012: The Candidates’ Positions on the 4 Main Issues

With less than a week before the launch of primary season with the Iowa Caucus,…

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President Obama has established the $13 million i6 Challenge competition and put up $33 million in grants for the Jobs & Innovation Accelerator Challenge program. Teams taking part in the i6 challenge can win up to $7 million for ideas that can be developed into scalable “green” product and service offerings, creating more jobs and boosting our nation’s competitiveness.  Urban and rural entrepreneurs can team up in “clusters” to win grant dollars through the Accelerator challenge for business ideas that will create jobs. (Source: U.S. Economic Development Administration)

In the News: Fewest Layoffs Since 2008; Congressman Calls Michelle Obama’s Posterior ‘Large’ and More

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U.S. War in Iraq Officially Over

The quiet flag ceremony marked the end of a nearly nine year war

Nearly nine years after President George W. Bush launched an invasion to overthrow former Iraqi…

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The Problem with ‘Poor Black Kids’ (According to ‘Forbes’)

Forbes columnist Gene Marks tells what he would do to succeed if he were a poor black kid. Except, he's white

Forbes columnist Gene Marks tells what he would do to succeed if he were a…

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In the News: Obama Calls Final End to Iraq War; Celebs Protest Lowe’s Ad Pullout and More

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Obama’s Occupy GOP Campaign

The president combines populist politics with historic maneuvers to defeat his foes

President Obama’s engaged in fierce combat to advance his economic agenda while positioning himself for…

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In the News: 48th Anniversary of JFK’s Assassination; President Obama Issues Five Pardons and More

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WATCH: Herman Cain Video Goes Viral on Libya Question

The Republican candidate fumbles on a foreign policy question during a recent video interview

Herman Cain blunder on Libya goes viral on social media. Big mistake or simple misstep?

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In the News: African-American Buying Power Nears $1.1 Trillion; President Obama Hosts an African American Conference and More

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Is There Any Such Thing as a ‘Post-Racial’ America?

Writer Toure has his opinion. What do you think?

“Dear America,
Please, I beg you, stop using the bankrupt and meaningless term “post-racial!” There’s…

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In the News: Rapper Heavy D Dies Unexpectedly; Appeals Court Upholds Obama Healthcare and More

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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: Obama Promises to Speed Up Infrastructure Projects; Cain Skips Scheduled Press Conference and More

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Understanding Obama’s Student Loan Debt Plan: Will It Help You?

BE Next breaks down the president’s new student loan reform program

As part of President Obama’s “We Can’t Wait” unilateral stimulus effort he has issued an…

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How to Benefit from Making Home Affordable Refinance Program

What you need to know to take advantage of President Obama's revised plan for underwater homeowners

Real estate expert Indrid Beckles tells you what you need to know to take advantage…

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Cain Vs. Obama: A Comparison of Economic Issues

A breakdown of the numbers and the issues

Lynnette Khalfani-Cox gives a breakdown of the numbers and the issues

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In the News: Obama Raises Over $70 Million for 2012 Campaign; Gallup Poll Shows 35 Percent Oppose Death Penalty and More

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High Appointment: Ritz Carlton Manager is First Female Chief Usher at White House

Hospitality industry professional brings 25 years of experience to post

Angella Reid is the first black woman to be the chief usher at the White…

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Never Give Up: How A Senior Professional Turned Unemployment Into Career Triumph

One woman overcomes depression to embark on next phase of her career

Unemployed for more than two years, Marie, 60, was able to transition into a new…

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How Obama and the Democrats Dropped the Ball…Again

Dr. Marc Lamont Hill says America is left with the burden of paying for the embarrassing ineptitude of Obama and the Democrats

With the passing of the debt-ceiling bill, Dr. Marc Lamont Hill says America is left…

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How to Create a Predictable Paycheck for Your Business

Paying attention to how customers respond to your marketing messages can be a key to success for your business and your bottom line

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Big companies don’t rely on guesses or generalities when it comes to sales and…

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Put Pressure on Congress To Do The Right Thing

President Obama used his bully pulpit to address the nation and his opponents

One week before a possible, first-time default on our national debt, President Obama used his…

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In the News: Search Engines Affecting Memory; Mathew Knowles Takes Beyoncé and Live Nation to Court and More

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President Barack Obama changed the game when it came to utilizing a powerful tool of influence: social media. Since his successful 2008 bid for the U.S. presidency, he has held a prominent role, using social networking as a way to reach the masses, gain support, and create one of the most transparent presidencies in history. Here's a look at his social media presence, and how his administration has successfully leveraged it as a vital resource. --- Janell Hazelwood

Decoding Barack Obama’s Social Media Campaign Strategies

A look at the Head of State's prowess with social Web

President Barack Obama changed the game since his successful run in 2008, utilizing the most…

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New Law Helps Minority and Women Contractors Land Big Deals

President Obama signs bill that gives our financial services firms a seat at the table. But is it enough?

In July 2010 President Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act…

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Entrepreneur of the Week: Hans Goff Makes Politics Personal

Let make craft attack ads or snarky blog posts. For Voting Works’ Hans Goff, it's all about making a difference

Let others craft attack ads or snarky blog posts. For Voting Works’ Hans Goff, making…

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7 Career Strategies That Work

Whether your collar is white or blue, use these strategies to help remain competitive and get ahead

BLACK ENTERPRISE, in partnership with Walmart, the nation’s largest corporation, decided to convene our event,…

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Why Michelle Obama’s Africa Trip Matters

The Root columnist says First Lady is inspiring model for young women emerging from apartheid

The Root columnist explores the impact of First Lady Michelle Obama’s visit to post-apartheid Africa,…

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Clock Ticking on Debt Limit; Small Business Lending Fund Progressing Slowly

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill struggle as the Treasury Department's Aug. 2 deadline nears, meanwhile the SBLF fails to meet anticipated production pace

Although President Barack Obama made it a priority to enter negotiations on the nation’s debt…

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In the News: Obama to Announce Troop Pullout; Shaq Talks Future in Business; Study Shows Men Network Better

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Entrepreneurs: Time to Venture Abroad

Trade Representative Ron Kirk discusses new opportunities for your business overseas

It’s no secret that as a nation, the U.S. buys more than it sells. Earlier…

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Power Moves: How Obama Can Put America Back To Work

Seeking re-election, the president needs bold solutions to correct the economy now

President Obama must put America back to work. With last week’s dismal jobs report and…

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Obama Holds Nationally-Televised News Conference At White House

In the News: President Obama Supports Establishment of Palestinian State; LinkedIn Shares & Smartphone Sales Increase

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President Obama supports a democratic Middle East (Image: File)

President Obama Supports Establishment of…

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In the News: WATCH Common Perform at the White House; 7.5 Million Facebook Users Are Under 13; Microsoft Acquires Skype for $ 8.5 Billion

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Hip-hop star Common performed at the White House Poetry night Wednesday (Image: File)…

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Power Moves: Why We Must Fight For Media Diversity

From the Washington to Hollywood, African Americans must make our voices heard and get our stories told

From broadcast news to animated television shows, the media industry gets an F when it…

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In the News: President Obama Talks Candidly on ‘60 Minutes’; OWN CEO Christina Norman Dismissed; Ad Age Ranks GlobalHue No. 1 African American Agency

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President Barack Obama talks Osama takedown on '60 Minutes' (Image: File)

President Obama Talks…

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EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: President Obama Pays Homage to 9/11 Victims

Images from the memorial service with Pres. Obama, first responders and families of those lost on 9/11

See images from today’s memorial service with President Obama, first responders and the families of…

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Watch: Comedy or Buffoonery? You Tell Us

Actor and impressionist Iman Crosson spoofs President Obama's weighty speech on the capture of Osama bin Laden. Does he take it too far?

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It is difficult to strike a perfect balance between political satire and completely…

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In the News: Donald Trump Butt of Obama’s Jokes; President Announces Osama Bin Laden Is Dead

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President Obama Jokes on Donald Trump at White…

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This Week on Our World: Valerie Jarrett on Obama’s Job Plan for Black Americans

Host Marc Lamont Hill with Obama's Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett, plus Rev. Al Sharpton and Jeff Jones

This week on Our World with Black Enterprise, host Marc Lamont Hill sits down with…

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Release of President Obama’s Birth Certificate Removes a Distraction America Can No Longer Afford

Black Enterprise publisher Earl Graves, Sr. weighs in on Donald Trump's exploitation of the "birther" movement

Today’s release by the White House of President Barack Obama’s “long-form” birth certificate, confirming that…

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One Year Later, Gulf Oil Spill Continues to Impede Gulf Progress

Consequences of the disaster affect jobs, health, and economic recourse

Consequences of the disaster affect jobs, health, and economic recourse

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Will Expectations Change for Obama’s Re-election Campaign?

Atlanta Post columnist wonders whether this campaign will disappoint supporters

Atlanta Post columnist wonders whether this campaign will disappoint supporters

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Power Moves: Obama Gives Preview Of Campaign 2012

President Obama comes out swinging in his speech at George Washington University yesterday

President Obama comes out swinging in his speech at George Washington University yesterday

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How the Government Shutdown Affects YOU

With just hours left for lawmakers to agree, millions of Americans wonder how the shutdown will hit home. Here's what you need to know

With just hours left for lawmakers to agree, millions of Americans wonder how the shutdown…

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Washington Report: Budget Showdown Looms

Congressional lawmakers have a choice: Compromise or government shutdown

Congressional lawmakers have a choice: Compromise or government shutdown

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How to Cope with Rising Prices at the Pump

Tips on what you can do in your everyday life to get you through the ups and downs

Tips on what you can do in your everyday life to get you through the…

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On working for Sen. Robert Kennedy 	"When I was working with Kennedy, I was always asking others how they thought I was doing within his organization. Sometimes I would have to make corrections and adjustments to my style in order to be more efficient within the demanding and hard-charging culture of his office. You must continuously monitor your status and your vulnerability in the constantly shifting work environment. You must always be on the lookout for ways to increase your value in the market while being alert to new opportunities."

12 Things You Can Learn from…Black Enterprise Founder Earl G. Graves, Sr.

The media magnate reflects on moments in his life that have yielded valuable lessons on business, perserverance and success

The media magnate reflects on moments in his life that have yielded valuable lessons on…

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Business Lessons from Black Enterprise Publisher Earl G. Graves, Sr.

The soon-to-be Advertising Hall of Fame inductee grew his business with a bold vision and a detailed plan

The soon-to-be Advertising Hall of Fame inductee grew his business with a bold vision and…

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