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Help President Obama Help You!

Getting the Right Advice For Your Retirement Savings

As President Obama threw down the gauntlet yesterday, and laid the framework for a plan…

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Deanii Scott on WBLS’ ‘Defining Moments in Black History’

The Hot 97.1 digital producer shares her special moment with us

Deanii Scott, Hot 97‘s social media producer, shared on WBLS her defining moment in black…

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White House to Honor HBCU Staff Members and Faculty

HBCU alum and E!News co-host Terrence Jenkins will host HBCU panel

White House honors HBCU staff members at Champions of Change event

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No World Series Title After All

Residency violations invalidates Jackie Robinson West as U.S. Little League champions

Jackie Robinson West was all the youth baseball rave in 2014, winning the coveted title…

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Malia and Michelle Obama Visit Colleges in New York

Oldest Obama daughter spotted visiting NYU, Columbia and Barnard College

Malia and Michelle Obama spotted on private tours at various New York college campuses

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How Much Do Corporations Really Pay In Taxes?

Study shows that the U.S. is a prime candidate for corporate tax reform

Tax Foundation study shows U.S. need to change corporate taxation.

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Pro Golf Trailblazer Charlie Sifford Dies

President Obama Offers Condolences For First Black PGA Tour Member

Long before Tiger Woods, there was Dr. Charles “Charlie” Sifford who is credited for having…

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Obama Proposes ‘Universal Child Care’ for Working Families

Obama aims to make child care more affordable

Obama’s “universal child care” plan unfortunately doesn’t ensure every child day care as the name…

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Up to 6 Million Americans Have to Pay Obamacare Tax Penalty

See if you're one of the millions who'll be paying the penalty

If you weren’t insured last year, you may find yourself among the three to six…

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Top Five Pro-Women Moments Under Obama’s Administration

Women are winning under Obama Administration

Over the span of President Obama’s administration, he has been particularly vocal about his support…

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Women of Power Summit: Children’s Education Takes Center Stage

Jhan Doughty Berry, Ph.D., and Muriel Howard, Ph.D., talk test taking and minorities

Black Enterprise’s Women of Power Summit brings child education to the forefront with Jhan Doughty…

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President Obama to Visit Selma in Honor of 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Marches

President's visit will highlight the importance of the Voting Rights Act of 1965

White House officials report that President Obama will visit Selma in honor of the 50th…

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President Obama Honored Dr. King With Day of Service

The White House takes on The Boys & Girls Club and more to honor Dr. King

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In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. National…

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Top Twitter Reactions to President Obama’s State of The Union Address

Twitter reacts to POTUS State of the Union with mixed emotions

Here are the top Twitter reactions in response to President Obama’s State of the Union…

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Black History Month: 7 Cool, Must-See Civil Rights Landmarks and Tours

From the East Coast to the West, these are spots you and the family won't want to miss

Here are seven must-see Civil Rights landmarks. From the Rosa Parks bus to the MLK…

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State of the Union Address: White House Gains Key Insights from Everyday Citizens Via Platform

President Obama gains key insight from citizens with engaging place to share opinions

The White House offers engaging platform to get insights from everyday citizens in prep for…

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New Entity Launches To Advance Black Male Achievement in America

The CBMA increases opportunities and access for men and boys of color

On Jan. 19th, Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, New Entity launched To Advance Black Male…

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Is Paid Leave a Worker’s Right or Privilege?

White House Advisor Valerie Jarrett shares her thoughts on LinkedIn

Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor to President Barack Obama and chair of the White House Council…

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[Part 3] Doing Business in Africa

What you need to know about opportunities in the next business frontier

In the third part of the feature ‘Doing Business in Africa’ successful entrepreneur Tony Elumelu…

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President Obama Makes Home Ownership More Affordable, Saves Families More than $900 a Year

HE reveals plan to make more Americans home owners

President Obama and Julián Castro, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, visited Phoenix, Arizona to “put…

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Submission Form Open for White House Student Film Festival

Obama administration chooses community service as this year's film festival theme

White House opens up submission forms for their 2nd annual Student Film Festival

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President Obama Proposes Tuition-Free Community College

New proposal is a part of POTUS plan to create a more educated American workforce

President Obama announces the America’s College Promise proposal, which will provide a tuition free education…

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President Obama Makes History, Calls on Only Female Reporters at News Conference

POTUS becomes the first to only acknowledge women journalists at White House

President Obama becomes the first president to call on only female reporters at a White…

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Civil Rights Group Starts Petition to Get Sony Executive Fired

Color of Change petitions to get Amy Pascal terminated for leaked email comments

Civil rights group, ColorOfChange.org, has started an online petition to get Sony executive, Amy Pascal,…

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The Obama’s Open Up About Their Personal Experiences With Racism

POTUS admits to being mistaken as a waiter at a black-tie event

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama get candid about their personal encounters with racial…

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Mo’Ne Davis Continues to Make Profits

She graced the cover of Sports Illustrated in August

Back in August, the sports world was certainly delighted to read crowded headlines featuring a…

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Coding 101: Middle Schoolers Teach Obama How to Code at White House Event

President invites middle school students to the White House for Computer Science Education Week

President Obama invites approximately 30 middle school students to the White House to kick off…

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Senate Report Finds CIA Interrogation Techniques Brutal

Prisoners subject to a series of near-drowning experiences, among other torture tactics

The Senate Intelligence Committee released a report that shows the C.I.A. interrogation techniques are brutal.

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Tika Sumpter to Play Michelle Obama in Obama Romance Film

The search continues for the perfect on-screen President Obama

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama’s love story to be chronicled on the…

By Courtney Connley

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Attorney General Holder and Secretary Duncan to Provide Greater Education Services to Incarcerated Youth

Department of Justice and Department of Education to improve educational opportunities for incarcerated youth

Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announce plans to improve educational…

By Courtney Connley

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White House Announces New Action Plans to Prepare More Students for College

Obama administration announces 600 new action plans to help students attend and graduate college

Obama administration works with educational leaders to create new action plans to prepare more students…

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Honoring Leadership with the Nation’s Highest Civilian Honor: The Presidential Medal of Freedom

Stevie Wonder among honorees at the White House ceremony

Highlights of the ceremony included a few well-placed and lighthearted remarks, compliments of President Obama.…

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President Obama to Invest in More Police Body Cameras

White House creates new initiative to fund 50,000 body cameras for police officials

President Obama to invest in more police body cameras and law enforcement training

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Obama Hosted a Series of Meetings on Violence in St. Louis

The president held a string of gatherings at the White House focused on the hostility in Ferguson

President Obama held a string of meetings at the White House on Dec. 1 to…

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Reports: GOP Staffer Elizabeth Lauten to Resign After Comments on Obama’s Daughters

Republican staffer engaged in cyber bullying Sasha and Malia Obama

According to reports, Republican staffer, Elizabeth Lauten, engaged in cyber-bullying with Sasha and Malia Obama.…

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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’s Step-Grandmother Travels to U.S. to Promote Education in Kenya

Sarah Obama says she wants her work with helping children to live on after she is gone

President Obama’s step-grandmother travels to the U.S. to promote modern education in Kenya

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President Obama Pushes for Greater Innovation in the Classroom

Obama implements new initiative to foster more technology in classrooms

President Obama hosts White House event to push for greater technology usage in the classroom

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White House Issues Report on Challenges Women of Color Face

Report highlight the progress made and challenges faced by women of color

White House releases new report that outlines ways to improve opportunities for women of color

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Application Launch for 2015-2016 White House Fellows

President Obama and the First Lady are encouraging Americans to apply

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are encouraging Americans to apply to the White…

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Stevie Wonder, Alvin Ailey Among Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipients

Nineteen recipients to receive the nation’s highest civilian honor

ALVIN AILEY: Ailey is credited with helping to popularize modern dance throughout the world for…

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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…

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President Barack Obama Champions Net Neutrality As A Utility

POTUS pushes for freedom on the World Wide Web

President Obama championed net neutrality today in a statement and video in hopes of fighting…

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Obama Expected to Appoint First Black Female Attorney General

Loretta Lynch in the running to fill Eric Holder's spot

Obama administration expected to select Loretta Lynch as new attorney general and first black woman…

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White House Welcomes Mary J. Blige, Common and the Jackie Robinson West All Stars

President invites music legends and Little League baseball team to the White House

President Obama invited Mary J. Blige, Common, the Jackie Robinson West All Stars and more…

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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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Security Guard Fired After Taking Presidential Photo Speaks Out

CDC security contractor claims he was unjustly terminated after Obama visit

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According to reports, Kenneth Tate, a former security guard at the Centers for Disease…

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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…

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Election Day: Why You Should Get Out and Vote Nov. 4

Need help with the process? We've got you covered

If you aren’t familiar with the voting process or why you should vote this Nov.…

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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…

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Reports: Southern Democrats Seek to Woo Black Votes

POTUS unpopularity among white people forcing Senate candidates to make choices

President Obama’s deep unpopularity among whites forcing Senate candidates to make choices.

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Obama Administration to Launch New Sexual Assault Prevention Campaign

White House to launch new "It's On Us" campaign on Sept. 19

Obama administration plans to expand on its efforts to prevent sexual assault on college campuses…

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25 Most Heartfelt #NeverForget Moments Dedicated to 9/11

On the 13th anniversary of 9/11, the world pays its respects

Today marks the 13th anniversary since the attacks on American soil happened. Twitter remembers 9/11…

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Louisiana Governor Sues Obama Administration Over Common Core Standards

Legislator says administration violating the Constitution's 10th Amendment

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal proves his strong opposition to Common Core State Standards with a…

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President Obama Speaks Out Against Ferguson Police Using Excessive Force

Highway patrol takes over security from local police

President Obama has spoken out against Ferguson, MO police department’s response to protests after shooting…

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President Obama Releases Statement on the Death of Michael Brown

POTUS calls death 'heartbreaking,' sends condolences to family

President Obama issues a statement on the death of unarmed Missouri teen Michael Brown

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[EXCLUSIVE] U.S.-Africa Summit: How African-American Entrepreneurs Can Engage (Part 1)

Valerie Jarrett, other African leaders in politics and business weigh in

U.S.-Africa Summit Exclusive: What African Americans need to know to invest and conduct business in…

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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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Obama’s Message To CEOs: Quit Complaining

President believes 'fat-cat bankers' have it too good these days to complain

President Obama believes “fat-cat bankers” have it too good these days to complain.

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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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Student Selling Handwritten Letter from Obama to Help Pay for Tuition

Young scholar plans to sell the letter for $9,500

A young student is selling the handwritten letter that he received from President Obama to…

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President Obama Bans LGBT Discrimination, No Religious Exemption

In many workplaces simply being LGBT is still a fireable offense

There are 29 states that have no laws to protect gay, lesbian, or bisexual employees…

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President Obama Announces Expansion of “My Brother’s Keeper”

Update includes educators, athletes, companies, and foundations setting commitment

President Obama announced expansion of “My Brother’s Keeper” that includes commitments from educators, athletes, companies…

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President Obama Responds Hilariously To Homosexual Joke

Cool commander-in-chief continues to champion the LGBT community

President Obama, the coolest commander-in-chief, continues to champion the LGBT community while at a eatery…

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Timeline: What Has Obama Done Lately For The Country?

More than 40 actions the president took in 2014

Since January, the president has taken more than 40 executive actions to help families succeed…

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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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New York’s WestView Newspaper Calls Obama the N-Word

Was this race baiting at its finest?

The WestView News, a community newspaper in New York, published a piece in its July…

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Birthday Girl: Malia Obama Receives a Car for Sweet 16

First daughter's latest gift shows signs of new driver at the White House

Malia Obama celebrates her sweet 16 in style with a brand new car for her…

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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…

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10 States with Most Student Loan Debt

Georgia, Maryland and D.C. top the list

Check out the top states that have the most federal student loan debt.

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White House Honors DACA Recipients as Champions of Change

White House recognizes young adults who are setting excellent examples in their communities

In a private ceremony, the White House is honoring “Champions of Change,” who are Deferred…

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Malia Obama Works on Set of Halle Berry’s Latest Project

Is this a sign that Malia Obama is headed to Hollywood?
According to The Wrap, the…

By Courtney Connley

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Chicago Fights to Win Obama Library Bid

5 Chicago entities submit bids to house the presidential library

The city of Chicago, where President Obama got his political start, is placing its bid…

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President Obama Proposes Expansion of Student Loan Debt Forgiveness Program

Executive order would relieve burden for some borrowers

Do hefty student loan payments have you tightening your belt until the buckle is about…

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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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Broderick Johnson Calls My Brother’s Keeper a Marathon that Goes Beyond Obama Administration

Says 90-day report is a progress report

With the release of the 90-day report, President Obama is calling all Americans to enter…

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President Obama Remembers Maya Angelou

Calls her "one of the brightest lights of our time"

President Obama releases statement in remembrance of Dr. Maya Angelou, calling her “one of the…

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President Obama Hosts Summit on Youth Sports Safety, May 29

The Administration will announce new commitments that will help better address concussions among students.

The President believes we can and must do better and the Administration is committed to…

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Reverend’s Revenge? Can Sharpton Topple Charles Rangel’s Run for 23rd Term in Office?

After years of a simmering political rivalry, Sharpton in prime position to take down Rangel

For the past few decades, the Rev. Al Sharpton and Democratic Representative Charles Rangel have been…

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Weighing Your Student Loan Repayment Options

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Graduation season is upon us. And that most likely means a student loan…

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Changes to Student Loans Might Be Coming Your Way

Proposed White House budget makes room for programs like "Pay as You Earn"

In March, President Obama revealed his proposed budget for next year, with a portion reserved…

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Nigeria Schoolgirls’ Abduction: U.S. Government Weighs In

White House lends support to #BringBackOurGirls

Secretary of State John Kerry says the U.S. government will work with Nigeria to help…

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Why You Should Care: BE Enterpreneurs Conference, NATL Small Business Week Share Week

America's progress driven by pioneers who take risks, and work hard

The National Small Business Week and the 2014 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference will be in…

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President Obama Announces Key Administrative Posts

Among the people he intends to appoint are Alonzo Mourning, Misty Copeland and Jason Collins

What do you think of his choices?

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White House Not Happy Over David Ortiz, Samsung ‘Selfie’ Stunt with President

Thanks to the Red Sox MVP, selfies at the White House could be banned

Why all the drama over selfies?

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White House Announces Plans to Expand Opportunities for Women and Working Families

Valerie Jarrett notes the need to establish economic programs for women in light of the fact that women comprise half of the U.S. workforce

President Obama has announced that he will host a White House summit on working families…

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We Must Tackle The African American Jobs Crisis

Five years after Recovery Act, black unemployment largely unchanged

President Obama should take full credit for placing America on the path to recovery

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Senate Rejects Obama Civil Rights Nominee Over Mumia Abu Jamal Case

Adegbile's involvement in the Mumia Abu Jamal defense cost him

With support from several members of his own party, President Obama was delivered a crushing…

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Morehouse College President Talks ‘Education Crisis’ Facing Young Black Men

Morehouse president discusses "My Brother's Keeper" and what else needs to be done

The first thing we have to do is recognize that it’s a very serious issue

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Obama’s New Budget Promises Opportunity – and a Tough Political Battle

Will this budget get passed?

With the looming mid-term elections, the president’s budget proposal marks the beginning of yet another…

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Obama Faces Major Foreign Policy Test in Showdown with Putin

Will Obama get tough with Putin?

Facing one of his greatest foreign policy crises, President Obama declared Monday that Russia’s military…

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My Brother’s Keeper–”for the Sake of America’s Future”

Everyone was talking about My Brother’s Keeper, President Obama’s initiative launched yesterday that specifically addresses…

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President Obama Starts Initiative For Young Black Men

My Brother's Keeper will search for ways to intervene in the lives of young black men throughout the US

Do you know the percentage of young black men who grow up without knowing their…

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How Obama Plans To Win His Minimum Wage Campaign

Do you think the minimum wage will be raised?

In his weekly address, President Obama focused on his latest campaign: raising the minimum wage

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White House Salutes Champions of STEM Diversity

The White House today will salute a group of professionals, entrepreneurs and educators it calls…

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The White House Emphasizes the Importance of Enrollment in Affordable Health Care

Millions will have access to coverage

Nearly 6.8 million African Americans in the United States are uninsured

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Obama’s Meeting With Dalai Lama Chills Icy U.S.-China Relations

Human rights violations claims test

President Obama is once again at odds with China over the president’s meeting today with…

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Obama Uses State of the Union to Reset Presidency

President’s proposals seek to strengthen middle class

With a combination of determination and optimism, President Obama reset his presidency as he delivered…

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State of the Union Preview: Opportunity and Action [Column]

Will you be tuning in?

President Obama will address the nation tomorrow night in his annual State of the Union…

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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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President Obama Appoints LGBT Advocate To National Education Commission

National Black Justice Coalition’s Sharon Lettman-Hicks is one of 15 members charged with improving educational outcomes of African Americans

The National Education Commission has a new member

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How President Obama Will Achieve His ‘Year of Action’

Will he accomplish what he set out to do this year?

To realize his broader agenda, he urges Congress to work with his administration “on proven…

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President Obama’s Reaction to Race During His Terms

What score would you give President Obama on his racial stance?

If you gave President Barack Obama a grade for his impact on the African American…

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President Obama Arrives in Sweden

The President arrived in Stockholm to kick off a 3 day trip overseas.

After an overnight flight the President landed in Stockholm, Sweden for a meeting with officials…

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March On Washington 50: We Must Ring The Bell Of Economic Freedom

At the ceremony, President Obama shared names of casualties of foot soldiers on the front lines of the movement.

The speakers at “Let Freedom Ring Commemoration and Call To Action” used the event…

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President Obama Delivers March on Washington 50th Anniversary Speech [Live Stream]

President Obama speaks at the 50th Anniversary ceremony of the March on Washington.

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President Obama to Meet with Financial Regulators

Dodd–Frank progress will be focus of talks

President Barack Obama is scheduled to meet with financial market regulators to discuss progress

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How One Black Entrepreneur ‘Powers’ Obama’s Africa Strategy

President Obama's Africa strategy has moved forward as other countries invest more into the continent.

Power Africa was the centerpiece of Obama’s message: “Let’s do business.”

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Obama Launches ‘Power Africa’ Initiative

Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria and Tanzania among first countries to be impacted

New venture aims to bring electricity to 20 million new African households and commercial entities.

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Brown’s Bold Bid to Become Maryland’s Next Governor

The following excerpts are from an exclusive interview with BLACK ENTERPRISE Editor-in-Chief Derek T. Dingle

His campaign to become the first black to run the statehouse seeks advanced education, minority…

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President Obama: “No More Excuses On Immigration Reform”

President continues to work on a campaign promise made to Latinos

Obama cites analysis of the Senate immigration reform bill, which shows it would cut deficits…

By Aaron Morrison

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President Obama Proclaims the Start of National Small Business Week

This year marks the 50th anniversary of National Small Business Week.

President Barack Obama hailed small business owners as the economy’s engine and our biggest…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Obama On Father’s Day: “Good Parenting Isn’t Easy”

President says he's still working on being a good dad

Lamenting how his own father was absent, president still works on being a good dad…

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Obama Stops Opposing Morning After Pill for Girls

Girls as young as 12 will not need prescription or parental consent

Food and Drug Administration ordered to stop blocking pill maker’s application for no age and…

By Aaron Morrison

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Former Baltimore Ravens Player Declines White House Invitation

Matt Birk is Catholic

Matt Birk refuses to meet with President Obama because of his views on abortion

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Obama Wants High Speed Internet for all Students

The administration wants students to use wireless devices at their desks

The average U.S. school has a slower internet connection than the typical American home, a…

By Aaron Morrison

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Obama Returns Portion of Pay to Show Solidarity with Workers

Obama Hopeful For 2014 Dems House Takeover

President remains willing to work with Republicans on his stalled agenda

It will be an uphill battle to dismantle the Republican majority, Obama conceded at a…

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Obama’s Budget Would Cut Deficit by $1.1 Trillion

Democrats and Republicans have not agreed to come to table about it

President’s budget proposal includes higher taxes on high-income families, millionaires and tobacco.

By Aaron Morrison

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More Controversy! Obama Admin. Spied on a Fox News Reporter

President may have a hard time defending assertion he's all for free press

Justice Department collected reporter’s phone records, tracked his movements and seized two days of personal…

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Obama’s Scandals Mars 2nd Term Agenda

Benghazi, I.R.S., and Justice Department controversies are big distractions for White House

This has not been a good week for the Obama White House.
Intense focus on the…

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Obama Returns Portion of Pay to Show Solidarity with Workers

For Financial Capability Month, CFTC Resources Help Crack Down on Fraud

Commissioner says agency will investigate trades after controversial tweets

Obama administration maintains its quest for transparency at the federal level.

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Suspicious Substance Found in Letter to the President

Substance not confirmed by Secret Service

The Secret Service has found a suspicious substance in a letter to the President.

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Obama Returns Portion of Pay to Show Solidarity with Workers

Obama Returns 5% of His Salary to Show Solidarity With Workers

The President will write a check every month for the portion due.

More than 70,000 federal employees have received notices that their agencies intend to furlough them…

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Pres. Obama Says Michelle Obama Pulled a Beyonce and “Upgraded Him”

President Obama opens up about family life alongside wife Michelle in April issue of 'Vogue' magazine.

Michelle Obama covers the April issue of ‘Vogue’ magazine, while her husband tells the publication…

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President Obama Takes Photo W/ Rosa Parks Relative

President Obama plays with one of Rosa Parks' youngest living relatives after dedication ceremony.

President Obama spoke at Rosa Parks statue unveiling

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Pres. Obama Goes Golfing With Tiger Woods in Florida

Obama has played over 100 rounds of golf since he became president

President Obama meets championship golfer Tiger Woods on the golf course for President’s Day weekend

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Obama’s Favorite D.C. Burger Chain Closes

Obama’s Favorite D.C. Burger Chain Closes

President Obama and VP Biden frequented Ray's Hell Burger

Ray’s Hell Burger, which President Obama made famous, is closing 2 locations

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Pres. Obama Says the Penny May be Passé

Obama said it wouldn't be a huge savings for the government to discontinue the penny

Do you think it’s useful anymore?

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Small Business Associations React to State of the Union Address

Associations generally agreed with the President's speech

The president touched on several topics close to owners, including sequestration

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3 Ways to Weigh In During the State of the Union Address

The State of the Union goes interactive, let your voice be heard

BlackEnterprise.com highlights 3 ways you can make your State of the Union much more interactive.…

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President Obama to Host Second Google Hangout

The president to hold a Fireside Hangout on Thursday

Two days after delivering the State of the Union address to Congress, the president will…

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You Make Me Better…Most Iconic Black Business-Celebrity Relationships Ever

Which of these couples is your favorite?

Ossie and Ruby, Will and Jada and more

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We Can’t Let Washington Wreck Our Businesses

Within the next few weeks, the federal government is expected to make spending cuts that will inevitably hurt legions of small businesses

African Americans will more than likely feel the most severe pain.

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Skeet- Shooting Obama Action Figure Released

Action figure of the president released days after White House photo showing him skeet-shooting

President Obama made headlines recently when a photo was released of him skeet shooting at…

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Obama Speaks Out on Ban on Gay Boy Scouts

Boy Scouts could end gay ban

President Obama expresses support for gay boy scouts during interview

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Jesse Jackson Urges Obama to Come to Chicago

Jackson says Obama visit necessary

Rev. Jesse Jackson thinks federal intervention is needed in Chicago to combat gang-violence.

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President Obama Fires a Gun in Newly Released Photo

Obama says he engages in skeet shooting all the time

White House releases a photo of President Obama discharging a shotgun

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Gabby Douglas Gives Olympic Memorabilia to Smithsonian

Gabby Douglas gives pictures, leotards and more to Smithsonian National Museum.

Gabby Douglas goes down in history and donates personal bits to the Smithsonian National Museum…

By Amber McKynzie

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Museum Curators Search for Artifacts to Commemorate President Obama

Museum curators hit the ground in search of personable Obama memorabilia after Monday's inauguration.

Museum curators go in search of Obama memorabilia for 2015 museum opening.

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Employers Fire Workers After Showing Support for Obamacare

Companies across the country fire employees for supporting Obama and Obamacare initiatives.

Employers across the country exercise their right to fire employees for political affiliation.

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Cornel West Disappointed in President Obama’s Use of MLK’s Bible

Dr. Cornel West speaks out against President Obama being sworn in using Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s bible.

Cornel West expresses disappointment in President Obama during panel at George Washington University.

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

Obama’s Second Inauguration Draws Less Revenue to Small Business

Did you go to the Inauguration?

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

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Lupe Fiasco Thrown Off-Stage During Inaugural Concert

Organizers say they're all for free speech but Lupe went on for too long

Rapper Lupe Fiasco delivers anti-Obama speech and song at Inauguration party and is asked to…

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President Obama’s Official Portrait for Second Term Released

In the first official portrait the president was straight-faced; In his second, he's smiling

The White House releases President Obama’s official portrait for his second term

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CEO: “I Will Start Killing People if Obama Introduces Tighter Gun Control”

CEO calls Obama a "dictator," posts a ranting video online

One CEO says he’s willing to go to outrageous lengths to protect his right to…

By C. Daniel Baker

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President Obama & Family Return to the White House in Style

President Obama and his family return to the White House after vacationing in Hawaii for the holidays.

The First Family returns to Washington D.C. after a long holiday vacation in Hawaii.

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Small Business and The JOBS Act: One Year Later

Obama Signs Bill to Deliver More Government Contracts to Small Businesses

New provisions will help small businesses compete for more federal contracts

Number of small business contracts awarded will now figure into bonuses and promotions

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10 Reasons Why People of Color Should Care About Sequestration

Fiscal Crisis Ends, Decision Made by the House

Tax increases will not affect most Americans

Late yesterday evening the House of Representatives came to decision to pass legislation that would…

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President Obama and First Lady Release Kwanzaa Holiday Message

The President and First Lady send best wishes to those Americans celebrating Kwanzaa

The President and First Lady release a statement via the White House commemorating Kwanzaa

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