Tag Archives: president barack obama

WATCH: One-on-One With Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner

In an exclusive interview on 'Black Enterprise Business Report,' Editor-in-Chief Derek Dingle sits down with the nation's CFO

In an exclusive interview, BLACK ENTERPRISE Editor-In-Chief Derek T. Dingle talked with the nation’s chief…

By Derek T. Dingle

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Washington Report: January Jobs Numbers, Healthcare Reform and Obama on Egypt

A roundup of the latest news from the White House and Congress

BLACK ENTERPRISE Washington Correspondent Joyce Jones provides a roundup of the latest news from the…

By Joyce Jones

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

B.E. Exclusive: Interview with Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner

In a one-on-one with the nation's CFO, BE Editor-in-Chief Derek T. Dingle talked about putting America�s financial house in order

In our exclusive interview, BLACK ENTERPRISE Editor-In-Chief Derek T. Dingle talked with Geithner about the…

By Derek T. Dingle

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Democrats Stand Up Against ObamaCare Repeal

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

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

By Joyce Jones

Posted: Tags: , , , , ,

What You Can Learn from…Obama’s White House Shake-up

Three tips to help reposition your organization

When President Obama delivers the State of the Union within two weeks, our nation’s chief…

By Derek T. Dingle

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Dogfight Over Repeal of Healthcare Reform

GOP call it a job killer as jobs are added to the economy

House Republicans wasted no time during their first week in charge laying the groundwork for…

By Joyce Jones

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , ,

Will CBC Be Able to Stop Republicans?

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

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

By Derek T. Dingle

Posted: Tags: , , ,

Obama Ends Year on a High, Surviving Midterm Shellacking

One expert predicts Republicans wont be so compromising next year

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

By Joyce Jones

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , , ,
This year has been a year filled with ups, downs and what-the-hell-was-that moments we’ll remember for some time. As we countdown the final days on the calendar and head into 2011, BlackEnterprise.com takes a look back at a few of the gains and losses of 2010. These are the events that have had (or that we predict will have) some impact on our economy, politics, entertainment or way of doing business. Let us know if we’ve forgotten any biggies by leaving your comments below! —The Editors

Gains & Losses of 2010: The Good, the Bad, the Memorable

BlackEnterprise.com takes a look back at the moves that made us cheer, and some that made us cringe

2010 has been a year filled with ups, downs and what-the-hell-was-that moments that we’ll remember…

By Elayne Fluker

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Washington Report: Obama Signs Middle Class Tax Cuts Bill Into Law

One lawmaker fears that voters (and Presdent Obama) will suffer for it later

After two weeks of venting and handwringing by their colleagues, House Democratic leaders were able…

By Joyce Jones

Posted: Tags: , , , , ,
Blackfarmer_final

Washington Report: Black Farmers Settlement Bill Clears the House

Black farmers may soon be compensated, but some say the claims process will be a tough row to hoe

After decades of waiting, Black farmers may soon be compensated for acts of discrimination. But…

By Joyce Jones

Posted: Tags: , , , , , ,

POLL: Is President Obama Freezing Out Federal Employees?

The administration proposes a two-year pay hold on wages to cut the deficit

The Obama administration proposed a two-year pay freeze on Monday for civilian federal employees. The…

By Janel Martinez

Posted: Tags: , ,

POLL: Can President Obama Still Bring About the Change We Need?

How should Obama proceed with the “new Congress?”

By BLACK ENTERPRISE

Posted: Tags: , , , ,

Unemployed? The White House and Monster.com Want to Hear from You

The Obama administration is giving job hunters the opportunity to sound off about the economy

The White House is teaming up with Monster.com to weigh in on the economy via…

By Janel Martinez

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Russell Simmons: Why You Should Vote (and Why His Daughters Can’t Watch His New Show)

Just hours before his new reality show debuts, the hip hop impresario sounds off

“It’s all about your team. There is nothing else, and you can do nothing else…

By Kenya N. Byrd

Posted: Tags: , , ,
Obama Holds Nationally-Televised News Conference At White House

What’s Really Behind the Frustration With President Obama

Economic woes will only worsen if the President's effectiveness is crippled after only two years in office

President Obama has become the target of frustration from people who are truly suffering and…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

Posted: Tags: , , , , ,

Who’s Bad? When Media Crowns the “Powerful”

How I discern between the famous and popular, and those who have a real impact on my life

In order to think critically when consuming media, one of the most important lessons to…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

House Approves Small Business Lending Fund

Obama will sign the bill into law this week

The House of Representatives today approved Senate amendments to the Small Business Lending Fund Act…

By Joyce Jones

Posted: Tags: , , , ,

Obama to GOP: Stop Playing Political Games

On the eve of 9/11 anniversary, president defends economic strategy and asks for patience

According to Obama, the economic crisis has been so deep and so wide that his…

By Joyce Jones

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Can Obama Pave The Way to New Jobs?

New economic initiative likely to boost employment, but may not move the needle for black-owned businesses

Standing before a group of labor union crowd in Milwaukee on Labor Day, President Obama…

By Joyce Jones

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

With Troops Out of Iraq, Obama to Shift Focus to Economy

Congressional Black Caucus expresses praise, caution for the end of the combat mission

In a prime-time address from the Oval Office Tuesday night, President Obama officially declared an…

By Joyce Jones

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Obama Announces the End of Operation Iraqi Freedom

In remarks prepared for delivery to the American people on August 31, 2010, the President officially ends the war in Iraq

President Barack H. Obama, in remarks prepared for delivery on August 31, 2010, officially announces…

By BlackEnterprise.com

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

What Healthcare Reform Means for You

President Obama recently signed historic legislation to make healthcare available and affordable to millions of Americans. Here�s how the new law could affect you.

After more than a year of political wrangling, searing debate, and vitriolic protests, President…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Editors

Posted: Tags: ,

One-on-One with Hilda Solis

Black Enterprise Business Report Host Caroline Clarke examines President Obama’s economic agenda with Hilda Solis,…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

Posted: Tags: ,

One-on-One with Karen Mills

Black Enterprise Editorial Director Alan Hughes examines President Obama’s economic agenda with Karen Mills, Administrator,…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

Posted: Tags: ,

A Conversation with Dennis Hightower

Black Enterprise Editior-in-Chief Derek T. Dingle sits down with Dennis Hightower, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

Posted: Tags: ,

Lawmakers Upset Over Obama’s 2nd Anti-Vegas Remark

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada lawmakers lashed out at President Barack Obama on Tuesday after…

By Associated Press

Posted: Tags: , , ,

Obama Banking Plan Complicates Regulatory Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration’s stepped up demand for tougher restrictions and new taxes…

By Associated Press

Posted: Tags: , ,

Obama Rips GOP As ‘opportunists,’ Touts Loan Plan

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — President Barack Obama branded Republicans on Tuesday as electoral opportunists more…

By Associated Press

Posted: Tags: , , , ,

Obama To Announce New Initiatives For Middle Class

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama, determined to show he understands middle-class struggles, is offering…

By Associated Press

Posted: Tags: , , ,

Obama On Banks: A Bit Pragmatic Amid The Populism

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is pressing an overhaul of Wall Street regulations with…

By Associated Press

Posted: Tags: , , , ,

White House Advisers Promise Sharper Focus On Jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) — A politically shaken White House promised Sunday a sharper focus on jobs…

By Associated Press

Posted: Tags: , ,

Obama Shoots Some Hoops With Daughters

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is sharing his love of the game of basketball…

By Associated Press

Posted: Tags: , ,

Cape Wind’s Fate Unclear, Even In Obama’s Hands

BOSTON (AP) — After eight years of review, the future of a controversial wind farm…

By Associated Press

Posted: Tags: , ,

Republicans Head To Waikiki To Work On Strategy

HONOLULU (AP) — A high-tax, big-government Democratic bastion for five decades and President Barack Obama’s…

By Associated Press

Posted: Tags: , ,

White House Says No Reset Button For Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s senior adviser says the president isn’t hitting the reset…

By Associated Press

Posted: Tags: , ,

Axelrod: Obama’s State Of Union To Focus On Jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s chief political adviser says the president will focus on…

By Associated Press

Posted: Tags: , , ,

Obama Endorses Task Force To Battle Deficits

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

By Associated Press

Posted: Tags: , ,

Dodd, Gregg Predict Bernanke Will Win 2nd Term

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two key senators leaders predict that embattled Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke…

By Associated Press

Posted: Tags: , , , ,

Axelrod: No White House Shake-up In The Works

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s top political aide says there’s no White House shake-up…

By Associated Press

Posted: Tags: , , ,

Plouffe To Play Expanded Advisory Role For Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) — David Plouffe, who led Barack Obama’s winning campaign for the White House,…

By Associated Press

Posted: Tags: , ,

Obama’s State Of The Union Agenda: Yes, I Get It

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seizing a chance to reconnect, President Barack Obama will use his first…

By Associated Press

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Report: Barclays To Defer Bonuses

LONDON (AP) — Barclays is planning to defer bonuses for its highest-paid executives in hopes…

By Associated Press

Posted: Tags: , , ,

Dems Mull Options For Moving Health Care Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Democratic leaders insist they will push ahead with…

By Associated Press

Posted: Tags: , ,

Obamas Head Out To Watch Daughter Play Basketball

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is out for a little weekend basketball — as…

By Associated Press

Posted: Tags: , ,

Obama Blasts Supreme Court Campaign Finance Ruling

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Saturday sharply criticized a Supreme Court decision easing…

By Associated Press

Posted: Tags: , ,

Obama Calls Campaign Finance Ruling ‘devastating’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he can’t imagine “anything more devastating to the…

By Associated Press

Posted: Tags: , ,

US Marines End Role In Iraq; Biden In Baghdad

RAMADI, Iraq (AP) — The U.S. Marine Corps wrapped nearly seven years in Iraq on…

By Associated Press

Posted: Tags: , , ,

Obama Scrambles To Revive Economic Optimism

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is seeking to reassure voters he’s determined to create…

By Associated Press

Posted: Tags: , ,

Democrats Hope To Recover From A Lousy Week

WASHINGTON (AP) — A one-two punch of bad news suddenly has Democrats facing an election…

By Associated Press

Posted: Tags: , , , ,

On High Court’s Big Issues, 5-4 Split Is The Rule

WASHINGTON (AP) — It comes down to this at the Supreme Court: If you’ve got…

By Associated Press

Posted: Tags: , , ,

Leno Featured Comic At White House Dinner

WASHINGTON (AP) — Late-night comic Jay Leno is the featured entertainer at the annual White…

By Associated Press

Posted: Tags: , ,

How The Major Stock Indexes Fared On Friday

The stock market suffered its worst setback in more than 10 months as investors rejected…

By Associated Press

Posted: Tags: , , ,

Mass. Health Model, Not Obama’s, Pleases Voters

BOSTON (AP) — When Mary Foote cast her ballot in this week’s special Senate election,…

By Associated Press

Posted: Tags: , ,

Biz, Unions Freed To Spend Big On Elections

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

By Associated Press

Posted: Tags: , , ,

President Barack Obama: Makes Unscheduled Stop At Smitty’s Place

President Barack Obama speaks with patrons as he makes an unscheduled stop at Smitty’s Place,…

By Associated Press

Posted: Tags: ,

Biden In Iraq To Help Ease Pre-election Tensions

BAGHDAD (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is in Baghdad to try to ease rising…

By Associated Press

Posted: Tags: , , ,

Senate Chairman Suggests Breather On Health Care

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. Chris Dodd of Connecticut is suggesting that Democrats take a…

By Associated Press

Posted: Tags: , , ,

Dems Mum On How To Keep Pushing Health Overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Democratic leaders insist they will push ahead with…

By Associated Press

Posted: Tags: , , , ,

Top Democrats: We Will Push Ahead With Health Care

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and top congressional Democrats insist they will push ahead…

By Associated Press

Posted: Tags: , , ,

Obama Concedes Health Overhaul Hit ‘buzz Saw’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama conceded Friday that his health care overhaul ran into…

By Associated Press

Posted: Tags: , ,

White House Still Believes Bernanke Gets 2nd Term

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AP) — President Barack Obama believes Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke…

By Associated Press

Posted: Tags: , , ,

AP Top News At 2:14 P.m. EST

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

By Associated Press

Posted: Tags: , , , ,

AP Top News At 11:35 A.m. EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — President Barack Obama is telling voters in Ohio, wracked by high unemployment,…

By Associated Press

Posted: Tags: , , , ,

George Mitchell, Mahmoud Abbas

U.S. Middle East envoy George Mitchell, left, talks with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the…

By Associated Press

Posted: Tags: , , , , ,

US Marine Corps Ends Role In Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — The U.S. Marine Corps is leaving Iraq.
The U.S. military says the Marines…

By Associated Press

Posted: Tags: , , , ,

Dean: Dems Can Pass Limited Health Care Overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Democratic Party chairman Howard Dean says he still thinks Democrats can…

By Associated Press

Posted: Tags: , , ,

Government Posting Wealth Of Data To Internet

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday is posting to the Internet a wealth…

By Associated Press

Posted: Tags: , , , ,

Defiant Obama Urges Congress To Pass Jobs Bill

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

By Associated Press

Posted: Tags: , , ,

Obama Takes Latest Jobs Message To Hard-hit Ohio

CLEVELAND (AP) — President Barack Obama is telling voters in Ohio, wracked by high unemployment,…

By Associated Press

Posted: Tags: , , ,

Obama Vows To Fight For Jobs In Retooled Message

ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — President Barack Obama tried to revive his battered agenda and rally…

By Associated Press

Posted: Tags: , , ,

AP Top News At 10:56 A.m. EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is telling voters in Ohio, already wracked by high…

By Associated Press

Posted: Tags: , , ,

Analysis: Paring Back Health Care Not So Easy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trimming back the 2,000-page, trillion-dollar Democratic health care bills to the parts…

By Associated Press

Posted: Tags: , , ,

One Year Into The Obama Era: A Reader’s Thoughts

D�j� Vu and the American GOP

My fellow Americans, those of us who voted for the President Barack Obama need to…

By Dale Coachman

Posted: Tags: , , , ,

Politics Of Terrorism Emerge Anew In Election Year

WASHINGTON (AP) — Terrorism is creeping back to the forefront of the American mindset, creating…

By Associated Press

Posted: Tags: , , , , ,

Businesses, Unions Freed To Spend Big On Elections

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

By Associated Press

Posted: Tags: , , , , , ,

Obama Health Plan In Doubt As Dems Reject Fast Fix

WASHINGTON (AP) — Though reeling from a political body blow, House Democrats rejected the quickest…

By Associated Press

Posted: Tags: , , ,

Obama Bank Plan Uncertainty Weighs On Markets

LONDON (AP) — European and U.S. stock markets fell sharply for the second day running…

By Associated Press

Posted: Tags: , ,

Obama Hits Wall Street, Pushes For Bank Limits

WASHINGTON (AP) — Embracing Depression-era policy and populist politics, a combative President Barack Obama chastised…

By Associated Press

Posted: Tags: , , , ,

White House Forum Seeks Strategies to Put America Back to Work

Obama, CEOs present ideas to reduce unemployment

The White House brought together 130 business leaders, entrepreneurs, labor officials, economists and mayors Thursday…

By Derek T. Dingle

Posted: Tags: , ,

Political Pundits Give Their Take on Obama’s Nobel Prize

Is giving hope and capturing a world audience enough?

Just nine months in office and only the third sitting U.S. president to win the…

By Joyce Jones

Posted: Tags: , , , , ,