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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

By Carolyn M. Brown

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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…

By Derek T. Dingle

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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…

By Sasha King

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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…

By Sasha King

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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…

By Derek T. Dingle

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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.

Will you be tuning in?>

By Sasha King

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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

By Alan Hughes

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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.

By Aaron Morrison

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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…

By Derek T. Dingle

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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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Advocacy Releases Annual Small Business Lending Report

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…

By Aaron Morrison

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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

By Makkada B. Selah

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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 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…

By Aaron Morrison

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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…

By Aaron Morrison

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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…

By Aaron Morrison

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