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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…

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…

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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…

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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…

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Former Baltimore Ravens Player Declines White House Invitation

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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…

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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…

By C. Daniel Baker

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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…

By Makkada B. Selah

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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…

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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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Small Business and The JOBS Act: One Year Later

ASBL Claims Obama Wants to “Dismantle the Small Business Administration”

The American Small Business League fears Obama is going phase out the SBA.

Obama will use the Fiscal Cliff crisis to dissolve the Small Business Association, says the…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Small Business and The JOBS Act: One Year Later

8 Ways for Obama to Help Minority Businesses Create Jobs

According to minority leaders and advocates, Obama's promises from his first term were never met.

Raul Espinosa’s says he will push for President Obama to pay more attention to minority…

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Small Business and The JOBS Act: One Year Later

Obama Consults Small Business Owners on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

Obama was criticized for meeting with CEOs a few weeks earlier.

The president said he will reach a deal with Republicans.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Black Leaders Seek More Attention From White House In Second Obama Term

Will Obama pay black voters back for their loyalty?

Black unemployment remains at over 14 percent.

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Small Business upset President Obama only met with Big Business CEO's

Small Businesses Upset Obama Only Met with Big Business CEOs

Obama and small business owners already off to a bad start in his second term?

No small business representatives were invited to the White House to discuss the Fiscal Cliff…

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After Obama Reelection, CEO Announces Layoffs

CEO follows through on his election threat

CEO follows through on his election threat

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Meshell Ndegeocello Shares Her Thoughts on Nina Simone and Zoe Saldana

Singer calls for the critiques to end before the product is shown

Meshell Ndegeocello sat down in an interview to discuss her critically acclaimed new Nina Simone…

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Van Jones, Mary Matalin Square Off Over Obama’s Second Term On CNN

The GOP strategist calls Obama's campaign "divisive"

The GOP strategist calls Obama’s campaign “divisive”

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President Obama Cries While Thanking Campaign Staffers

'You are going to do just amazing things,' he said

‘You are going to do just amazing things,’ he said

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What the Fiscal Cliff Means for Small Business

Can the president & Congress work together to avoid the upcoming crisis?

Can the president & Congress work together to avoid the upcoming crisis?

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Rush Limbaugh Vents About President’s Re-Election Win

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

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

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Career Advice Takeaways from President Obama’s Speech

Career politics shouldn't be taken lightly

The re-election of President Obama to a second term was a great achievement. The fight…

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Small Business and The JOBS Act: One Year Later

What’s Obama’s Second Term Means for Small Businesses

What do the next four years hold for small business owners?

Many small business owners watched the presidential election with great interest, some even delaying plans…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Obama Calls for Unity to Meet 2nd Term Agenda

Obama's second term will determine his legacy

Obama’s second term will determine his legacy

By Derek T. Dingle

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Mike Muse: The Music Man and The Political Provocateur

How does a music man with no major label backing become a major finance player for the president?

How does a music man with no major label backing become a major finance player…

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Obama’s Last Campaign

President Obama used his last campaign appearance to make the closing argument for the next four years.

President Obama used his last campaign appearance to make the closing argument for the next…

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Obama has Four-in-Five Chance of Re-Election on Tuesday

Romney has not been able to close the gap in several key states

Romney has not been able to close the gap in several key states

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108-Year-Old Woman Casts Vote for 1st Time Ever

Joanna Jenkins casted her vote for President Obama

Joanna Jenkins casted her vote for President Obama

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Could Hurricane Sandy Swing the Presidential Election?

5 ways Hurricane Sandy can change the election

5 ways Hurricane Sandy can change the election

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Church Sign: ‘Vote For the Mormon, Not the Muslim!’

An anti-Obama pastor in a small town has opinions

An anti-Obama pastor in a small town has opinions

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EXCLUSIVE: Mitt Romney Talks Black Unemployment, Voters and Entrepreneurs

Republican presidential challenger details platform to strengthen nation’s economy

Although polls show that his support from African Americans is almost nil, the former Massachusetts…

By Derek T. Dingle

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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…

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‘Horses and Bayonets’ Win Social Media: 11 Best Romney Memes

Obama's zinger goes viral with unforgettable memes

Obama’s zinger goes viral with unforgettable memes

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Top 5 Takeaways from the Final Presidential Debate

Who won the final debate?

Who won the final debate?

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Top 5 Takeaways from the 2nd Presidential Debate

Binders full of women, Libya and pensions were among the most talked about things in this debate

Binders full of women, Libya and pensions were among the most talked about things in…

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The 5 Best President Obama and Mitt Romney Spoof Videos

Which of these is your favorite?

Which of these is your favorite?

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Shopkeeper Stirs Controversy With Image of Obama as Witch Doctor

Do you buy the shopowner's argument?

Do you buy the shopowner’s argument?

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Is Obama Catching his Second Wind in the Polls?

President Obama gets some good polling news

President Obama gets some good polling news

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Anti-Obama Display Features Watermelons, ‘Go Back to Kenya’ Sign

The racist protests against the president continue across the country

The racist protests against the president continue across the country

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To Do or Not to Do?: Talking Politics in the Workplace

What to do when everyone's political two cents ends up in your piggy bank

The general rule of thumb is to stay mum, but what happens when everyone’s two…

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President Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney don't exactly see eye-to-eye on the small business economy.

Small Business: Cutting Through Political Rhetoric This Election Season

Misinformation colors some key facts in the debate on small businesses and how to strengthen them

Misinformation colors some key facts in the debate on small businesses and how to strengthen…

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Romney Blog Contributor Tweets Outrageous Comparison

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A blog contributor for the Romney campaign, John Hawkins, tweeted “A White Woman Voting for…

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5 Leadership Lessons From Michelle Obama

Take a cue to learn how you can boost your motivation profile

This style and political icon exudes top exemplary leadership traits as described in the Businessweek…

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

Republican candidate lands in hot water again after new video released

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

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Jay-Z, Beyonce to Hold Fundraiser for President Obama

Hip-Hop's power couple looks to raise big money for the president

Hip-Hop’s power couple looks to raise big money for the president

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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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Ex-Florida Governor Charlie Crist Embraces Pres. Obama

President gains support from former Republican governor

President gains support from former Republican governor

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President Obama Officially Accepts Nomination at DNC

"I'm no longer just the candidate, I'm the President," said Obama

“I’m no longer just the candidate, I’m the President,” said Obama

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U.S Soldiers Caught Stockpiling Weapons To Assassinate Obama

Four Georgia soldiers created an anarchist militant group

Four Georgia soldiers created an anarchist militant group

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Presidential Politics: What’s at Stake

Unlike the 2008 presidential election, the history-making novelty of a black candidate earning the nomination…

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RNC Coverage: Condoleezza Rice, Tara Wall Confirmed for NBC, TV One Roundtable

Other guests: MSNBC's Michael Steele and The National Urban League's Marc Morial

Presidential election roundtable to also include Tara Wall, of the Romney campaign and Marc Morial,…

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Poll: Romney Gets Zero Percent Support from Black Voters

Obama leads with 94% from African Americans

Mitt Romney, GOP presidential candidate-to-be, has no support among African Americans according to poll results…

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Does Romney, Ryan Ticket Equal Reaganomics For African Americans?

How the potential president and vice president's plans compare with Reagan's

How the potential president and vice president’s plans compare with Reagan’s

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Pres. Obama To Include Republicans At Democratic National Convention

President Obama will aim to attract independents and paint Romney as an aristocrat

President Obama will aim to attract independents and paint Romney as an aristocrat

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Sharpton Defends Obama’s “Not President of Black America” Comments

What did you think of the president's comments?

What did you think of the president’s comments?

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President Obama Calls Mitt’s Tax Policy “Romney Hood”

President said Romney plans to take resources from the poor to give to the rich

President said Romney plans to take resources from the poor to give to the rich

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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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Social Media Responds to Supreme Court Healthcare Ruling

Social networking sites were set ablaze with commentary once word circulated that #SCOTUS approved “Obamacare”

The Supreme Court on Thursday decided to uphold President Obama’s Affordable Healthcare Act, which will…

By Terrena Carriman

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Campaign Trail Style: First Lady Michelle Obama’s Top Fashion Moments

Take a page from her book of chic to achieve your own power looks

Take a look at Michelle Obama’s best style moments while campaigning for President Barack Obama.…

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Advocating for Fathers: Men Across the Country Seek to Defy Negative Stereotypes

Black men take leadership to shed positive light on today's patriarchs

President Obama’s Fatherhood Buzz initiative seeks to shed a positive light on America’s men, with…

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Pew Study Shows Political Divide Soars During Bush, Obama Years

A newly released Pew Research Center report confirms political polarization now overshadows age, class, gender and race divides

A Pew Research study finds that America has never been more polarized, and more than…

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President Obama and Michelle Obama joined the proceedings to commemorate the largest such undertaking to reveal the contributions of African Americans to the world.

First Couple’s Assets Worth Up to $8.3 Million

Obama book royalties alone worth up to $2.1 million

White House discloses President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama’s financial assets, with a value between…

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Jay-Z Backs Obama’s Gay Marriage Stance

The music mogul came out in support of the president's position on same-sex marriage in a recent interview with CNN

Brooklyn-born rapper Jay-Z cosigned President Obama’s decision to support gay marriage in an interview with…

By Janel Martinez

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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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Secret Service Agents Put on Leave After Alleged Misconduct

President Obama spoke about the incident for the first time on Sunday

The commander in chief’s trip to Latin America was tainted when news surfaced that 11…

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Obama Reveals How to Get National Unemployment Rate to 6%

President Obama discusses how the nation can lower its unemployment rate by nearly two percent

President Obama addressed a group of digital journalists at the White House Wednesday, remarking that…

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The Hypocrisy of Democracy: Discrimination by Any Means Necessary

Questioning whether or not there really is a difference between being Democrat or Republican

With the candidates for the 2012 presidential election in place some wonder whether true democracy…

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In honor of Trayvon Martin, Dwyane Wade posted a picture of himself on Twitter sporting a black hoodie (Image: Dwyane Wade, Twitter)

A Closer Look at Trayvon Martin’s Social Media Footprint

The high school junior’s death sparked Twitter hashtags, Facebook statuses and YouTube tributes

Everyone from celebrities to everyday people began leveraging the power of social media to discuss…

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Cornel West Supports Millennial-Focused Blog

Millennials team up to create FWDnation.com, a youth-oriented online community

The historic election of President Obama in 2008 brought political activism among young adults to…

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The force is definitely with George Lucas. In the almost 50 years since he studied film at the University of Southern California and trekked to the coffeehouse-lined streets of San Francisco as a young film novice to watch short art house movies, Lucas has managed to amass a $3.2 billion empire. With a plethora of major motion picture directing credits to his name, and a diverse resume—which includes everything from writing and producing some of the most successful sci-fi films of all time to serving as the chairman and CEO of his own production company—the jack-of-all-trades has more than cemented his place in Hollywood history. On the heels of his latest labor of love, Red Tails and the recent 3D theatrical re-release of Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace, BlackEnterprise.com Decodes the box office titan’s illustrious film career, philanthropic efforts and examines why the mastermind behind the first big budget all-Black action movie is no accidental billionaire. —Shydel James

George Lucas Decoded: Four Decades of Hollywood Domination

A breakdown of the movie mastermind and his $3-plus billion fortune

Responsible for the epic Star Wars film franchise, George Lucas has built a billion-dollar brand…

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Congress Gives Obama a Win on Payroll Tax Cut

The commander in chief has a reason to celebrate over his recent payroll tax cut victory

Before leaving for a district workweek, congressional lawmakers handed President Obama a victory by passing…

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‘Hang Out’ with Obama on Google+ Tonight

The president’s Google+ hangout will be the first all-digital interview from the White House

President Barack Obama is no stranger to interacting in the digital space, conducting town hall…

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In the News: Bishop Eddie Long’s School Shuts Down; Report Shows Youth Vote Set to Drop in 2012 and More

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In the News: BofA Settles Claims for $335 Million; Actor Graham Brown Dies and More

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Obama Ends Iraq War But Battle Still Rages At Home

Commander-In-Chief gets hit with political bombs from GOP over decision while he fights for opportunities for vets

President Obama ended the Iraq War but the troubled economy and unemployment rate leaves veterans…

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In the News: Honoring Pearl Harbor Hero ‘Dorie’ Miller; Mumia Abu-Jamal Spared and More

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In the News: Cornel West and Princeton Part Ways; Tyler Perry Backs Kim Kardashian Casting and More

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What the European Debt Crisis Means for Your Investments

Market volatility is here to stay. Don't panic—adjust your portfolio and look for opportunities

In today’s tumultuous investment environment, what should you do as an investor? Follow our advice…

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Obama Pushes for Veterans Portion of Jobs Plan

Will it suffer the same fate as the president's other employment initiatives?

With the unemployment rate for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans in the double digits, President Obama…

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President Obama Goes After the Youth Vote … Again

The president’s re-election campaign launched Greater Together, an initiative geared towards attracting young voters

President Obama’s re-election campaign launched Greater Together, an initiative enlisting campaign volunteers and assisting first-time…

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20/20 Vision Forum: Create Your Own Job and Reinvent Yourself

Black Enterprise teams with Walmart to help African Americans gain an edge in today's tech-driven, global job market

Our 20/20 Vision Forum: Job Creation and Career Opportunities in the Next Economy, one of…

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Obama Tests New Jobs Message on the Road

The nation’s commander in chief travels to swing states with his piecemeal approach to the jobs bill

After Senate Republicans successfully blocked debate on the American Jobs Act, President Obama implemented a…

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In the News: Democrats Move Forward With Jobs Plan in Pieces; Nigerian Underwear Bomber Pleads Guilty and More

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According to reports, President Barack Obama’s approval rating is at a major low as concerns for his re-election increase. With black unemployment at more than 16% and a still recessionary economic climate, the morale among supporters is undeniably shaky.

Despite the negative overall outlook on the state of the U.S. economy, there have been notable milestones in Obama's presidency. NewsOne has compiled 40 reasons to laude Obama's presidency from the capture of Osama Bin Laden to his new initiative that seeks to put veterans back to work.

40 High Points of Barack Obama’s Presidency

Despite low approval rating, here are reasons his White House term can be lauded

Though his current approval rating is at an all-time low, here are 40 high points…

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In the News: Black Buying Power Expected to Hit $1.1 Trillion by 2015; BLA Fugitive George Wright Captured and More

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In the News: Jay-Z Makes ‘Brooklyn Nets’ Announcement; Wangari Maathai Dies at 71 and More

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Washington Report: Obama Talks Tough on Deficit Reduction

The President continues his aggressive approach to tackling his detractors and the budget

For weeks Democratic lawmakers on Capitol Hill have expressed frustration about what they view as…

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Why Plugging Into Tech Equals Business Opportunities

Broadband session sparks conversation about digital business development and job creation

As the US Labor Department unveiled its dismal report revealing an unemployment rate stubbornly stuck…

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In the News: Gadhafi Family Flees to Algeria; Alan Krueger, Economic Adviser Pick and More

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A Dream Secured: BE Preview of Martin Luther King Memorial

Black Enterprise gets an early preview of the historical MLK Memorial site

Black Enterprise gets an early preview of the historical Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial site…

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In the News: Minorities Choose Bottled Water Over Tap; Obama’s Health Care Law and More

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Obama Criticizes Capitol Hill Partisanship

The president asks voters to tell Congress they’ve had it with the infighting.

In a speech delivered at a Michigan battery plant Thursday afternoon, President Obama said he…

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In the News: Dow Plunges More Than 600 in Sell-Off; $10 Internet Access and More

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Happy 50th Birthday, Mr. President!

President Obama is only the third president to turn 50 while in office

President Barack Obama turns 50 Thursday, but began celebrating the birthday milestone yesterday in his…

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In the News: Christina Norman Lands HuffPost Black Voices Position; Debt Ceiling Bill Becomes Law and More

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In the News: Minority Retirement Options May Dwindle with Deficit Cuts; MTV Promotes HIV/AIDS Awareness with iCondom and More

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5 Ways You Can Prepare For Debt Default

Don't wait around for the government to decide your financial future

To lend further analysis to the debt default or downgrade, BLACK ENTERPRISE has reached out…

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In the News: Census Data Shows Wealth Gap Widens Between Whites and Minorities; Obama Losing Support and More

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What The Debt Ceiling Debate Means To Your Financial Future

With the debt ceiling deadline looming, now is not the time to stand idly by and wait

If President Obama and congressional leaders don’t reach an agreement to increase the $14.3 trillion…

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In the News: Obama Moves Forward with Debt Talks; Small Business Hiring Is at a Standstill 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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Obama Addresses America’s Concerns via Twitter

Thousands of tweeps took to @townhall to ask the president about the state of our economy

President Barack Obama held the first-ever Twitter Town Hall, giving citizens the chance to interact…

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In the News: Nike Re-Signs Michael Vick; NBA Lockout Begins; Facebook To Unveil Skype-Powered Video Chat

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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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4 Success Strategies From Gov. Deval Patrick

In his new book, the Massachusetts governor delivers insight and perspective that can help you thrive in business

How to use Deval Patrick’s personal power moves – those focused on faith, perseverance and…

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In the News: Sherri Shepherd on Bishop Eddie Long Settlement (video); Civil Rights Leader Clara Luper Dies

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Television personality Sherri Shepherd had a lot to say about Bishop Eddie L.…

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Dr. Denzel Washington, “When You Fall, Fall Forward”

The award-winning actor advices the class of 2011 to accept that failure will be part of their life's journey

Dr. Denzel Washington addresses the graduating class of 2011 from the University of Pennsylvania in…

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Winging It: 5 People You Never Want to Meet While Networking

There’s an art to networking, while some people get it there are many that don’t. Here are a few avoidable networking faux pas

I’m a lousy networker. It’s not that I do the wrong things. It’s that I…

By Caroline Clarke

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Arnold Schwarzenegger & 5 Men Whose Finances Were Impacted by a Sex Scandal

Infidelity could really cost you

From Arnold Schwarzenegger to Tiger Woods, sex scandal can not only destroy a career but…

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Power Moves: 6 Leadership Lessons You Can Learn From Obama’s Bin Laden Raid

Our commander-in-chief’s strategic approach offer tips to achieving your business success

Obama’s oversight of the daring raid to capture and kill Osama bin Laden offers a…

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Osama bin Laden Killed by U.S. Forces

President says "justice is done" in most significant act as commander-in-chief, death of Al Queda leader Osam bin Laden

President Obama announced to the world late Sunday night that Osama bin Laden, the mastermind…

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In the News: WNBA Scores New President; Obama in High Demand for High School Commencements; Will.I.Am. ‘Joining Forces’ with US Service

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In the News: Formal Investigation on Michelle Obama’s Air Scare; Hear Tyler Perry Tell Spike Lee Where to Go; Marilyn Davenport Apologizes for Chimp Email

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Washington Report: Obama Lays Out Budget Vision That Calls for Shared Responsibility

No more tax breaks for the rich

No more tax breaks for the rich

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In the News: NASA Grants Morgan State University $28.5 Million for STEM ;L.I. Homeowners Stand Up to JPMorgan Chase;S&P Lowers U.S. Rating Outlook to Negative

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Washington Report: Government Stays Open For Business As Budget Debate Continues; Republicans Reveal 2012 Budget

Our insider's report on politics in the nation's capital

Our insider’s report on politics in the nation’s capital

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In the News: Obama to Hold Town Hall Meeting on Facebook; Haiti Elects New President; Lebron James Gets Animated

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