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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 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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Valerie Jarrett Honored by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority

Rosa L. Parks-Coretta Scott King Award

Senior Advisor to the President, Valerie Jarett, gets honored by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.…

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Timeline: What Has Obama Done Lately For The Country?

More than 40 actions the president has taken since January

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

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Report: Female White House Staffers Receive Smaller Raises, Fewer Promotions

More men hold higher-paying, senior jobs on Capitol Hill

Emerging numbers from White House on salaries paint negative portrait of pay equality.

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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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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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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…

By Courtney Connley

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President Obama Hosts White House Science Fair

Obama urges us to give science students just as much recognition as we do athletes

President Obama emphasizes the need to praise students in STEM at the White House Science…

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

FLOTUS gives remarks about positive impact of arts education

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

By Courtney Connley

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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…

By Courtney Connley

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White House Correspondents Association Honors Shunned Pioneer Reporter

Tribute finally paid to ace black reporter barred by White House Press Corps

The White House Correspondents Association honored Harry McAlpin, the first black reporter to attend a…

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Accelerating STEM Opportunities for African American Students

Morgan State University hosts President Obama’s Science and Technology Advisor, showcasing the HBCU as a great academic resource in the sciences

President Obama’s advisor on science and technology John P. Holdren, Ph.D., visited the faculty and…

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2014 Black Enterprise Women Of Power In The White House: Michelle Obama and Valerie Jarrett

The First Lady and the White House's senior advisor are shaping national agendas

The Black Enterprise Women of Power February2014 issue spotlights remarkable women, whose individual and collective…

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LeBron James, Miami Heat to Visit the White House Tuesday

Heat defeated the Spurs to win the 2013 NBA title

“It’s an honor as a team to get to be able to go to the…

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A New Curriculum for HBCUs

In our exclusive interview, Education Secretary Arne Duncan shares how innovation at HBCUs will bolster our 21st-century workforce

In interview with Editor-In-Chief Derek T. Dingle, Education Secretary Arne Duncan discussed the president’s new…

By Derek T. Dingle

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For Youth Jobs, White House Pushes Involvement

Outlook of economy depends in large part to youth jobs

President Obama, White House push for youth jobs.

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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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Susan Rice Set to Become Second Black Female National Security Adviser

Rice’s appointment comes amid GOP criticism and Benghazi scandal

President Obama’s latest appointment is expected to be met with criticism from the Republican Party,…

By Joshua Perrin

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I.R.S. Scandal Hearings Kick Off in Congress

Some Republicans looking for ways to tie scandal to Obama's White House

Republicans are out for blood over reports that tax officials targeted tea party groups.

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White House to Propose Market Interest Rates for Student Loan Debt

Policy makers show growing concern for economic effects of student debt.

White House proposes fixed student debt interest rates should not determined by Congress.

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Political Savvy: 4 Top Power Players Under 40

Leaders making boss moves in Washington and beyond

These young leaders are making major boss moves in Washington and beyond.

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White House Honors African-American Leaders in Education

Obama administration honors ten leaders in education.

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

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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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Obama’s Raise Value of White House While in Office to $294.9 Million

Real estate value rises since President Obama took office 4 years ago

Although there was a recession, the value of President Obama’s residence has increased in value…

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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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President Obama, Mitt Romney Do Lunch at the White House

The two former rivals talk turkey over salad

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

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The White House Releases Beer Recipes

After requests from petitioners, White House reveals recipes to its specialty beer

After requests from petitioners, White House reveals recipes to its specialty beer

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President Obama’s Big Plan for Small Business

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

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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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#BEVOTE2012: Join Black Enterprise Editor-in-Chief for Presidential Election Twitter Chat

Live chat at 3:00 p.m. EST Thursday, July 26, will include insights from Derek T. Dingle's exclusive interviews with President Obama, GOP Candidate Romney

On Friday, July 27, 2012, from 3:00pm to 4:30pm, Black Enterprise Magazine Senior VP/Editor-in-Chief Derek…

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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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New Kid in the Cube: Recent Grads Share Real-Life Career Advice

Tips on leadership and career advancement for young professionals

Young professionals from across the nation talk lessons they’re learning about leadership and career success…

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Black Blogger Month: What About Our Daughters, Ladies First

Concerned with the image of Black women in the media Gina McCauley stepped up and did something about it

Gina McCauley is a double threat in the digital space as founder of What About…

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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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5 Cool (Recent) Branding Moves By President Barack Obama

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

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

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

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

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

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

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White House Conducts 2nd Annual Science Fair

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

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

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‘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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Michelle Obama's style influence has been undeniable, with women around the world taking notice. Beauty and fashion expert Mikki Taylor is one of those women, inspired by the First Lady's eloquence and contemporary fashion flair to write Commander-in-Chic: Every Woman's Guide to Managing Her Style Like a First Lady (Atria Books; $26.99). Here are five winter apparel essentials for every working woman's closet, so you can channel the First Lady's style savvy and make it your own. ---Janell Hazelwood

Happy Birthday, First Lady Michelle Obama

We celebrate her special day by highlighting her international influence

First Lady Michelle Obama has served as not only a history-making icon but her inspiration…

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Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) Joins Twitter

The first lady has launched a twitter account, personalizing her tweets with her initials “mo”

Michelle Obama joined Twitter Thursday and, in less than 24 hours, gained well over 100,000…

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A banker will first look at your income statement and bottom line, add back a few things that are fairly essential to the cash flow analysis, such as depreciation, which is a non-cash expense.  They’ll use the business’ interest expense to come up with just a rudimentary cash flow number. “That’s important because bankers just want to have an idea of your capacity to repay their loan,” says Dillon. “So, the basic equation in a bankers mind is, ‘this is how much it’s going to cost for them to repay my loan.’”

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

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In the News: 48th Anniversary of JFK’s Assassination; President Obama Issues Five Pardons 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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Venture Forum to Provide Military Veteran Entrepreneurs a Platform to Showcase Companies to Angel and Early-Stage Investor Groups

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

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Outspoken Opponent: 7 Outrageous Statements from Herman Cain

Interesting quips from a Republican presidential hopeful

Seven most outrageous statements by Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain.

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In the News: Michelle Obama’s First Book Titled ‘American Grown’; NPR’s Michele Norris Steps Down as Host and More

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Earlier this week, a select group of online reporters were given the opportunity to sit down with First Lady Michelle Obama in the Old Family Dining Room in the East Wing of White House. Among those in attendance was iVillage’s Kelly Wallace, who spoke with Mrs. Obama about a wide range of topics, including her Let’s Move campaign against childhood obesity and creating a normal environment for her daughters Malia, 13, and Sasha, 10, despite residing at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.   BlackEnterprise.com pulled a few parenting nuggets of wisdom from Michelle on keeping your kids grounded. —Anslem Samuel

Michelle Obama’s 6 Rules of Parenting

In addition to being the First Lady Michelle Obama is still a mother that knows best

A First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama has a duty to uphold as…

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

Hospitality industry professional brings 25 years of experience to post

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

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

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In the News: Nelson Mandela Turns 93; UConn Alumna Fights for 13-Year-Old Prodigy 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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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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White House Gives a Shout Out to Urban Entrepreneurs

Summit held at Rutgers University in New Jersey to spur advocacy for small business growth

With unemployment among African Americans reaching 16.5 percent in March 2010, the White House convened…

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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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Washington Report: Dems, GOP Continue Budget Talks; Rep. Ellison Gets Emotional at Homeland Security Hearings

The latest developments from the nation's capitol

The latest developments from the nation’s capitol

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Washington Report: Dems and GOP Fight Over Funding; Black Farmers Still Seek Relief; SBA Helps with Refinancing

BLACK ENTERPRISE Washington Correspondent Joyce Jones reports on the latest news from the White House…

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Why Democrats and Republicans Hate Obama’s New Budget

While both sides argue over new proposal, African-Americans brace for "negative effect" of spending cuts

President Obama delivered his 2012 budget proposal to Congress this week, citing it will reduce…

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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…

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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…

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TED WILLIAMS: It was the first feel good story of the New Year: homeless man with a "golden voice" becomes a YouTube sensation overnight and receives a job offer from the Cleveland Cavaliers, a home, and an emotional reunion with his estranged mother after more than 20 years apart.  For Williams, this was more than a come up, it was a second chance to redeem the man he once was, the man he lost to decades of drug abuse and crime.  Williams' inspiring story has reinvigorated hope in millions of Americans that miracles do happen.

10 Remarkable Career Comebacks

Life has a tendency of knocking us down (just ask Ted Williams). These individuals found a way to get back up and gain a second chance at success

BlackEnterprise.com recognizes those who have reigned supreme after hitting on hard times.

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In the News: White House Property Value Drops

The presidential pad dropped 23.6% in value over the last three years

The 132-room mansion dropped nearly a quarter of its value, according to the real estate…

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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…

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Where the Jobs Are: Stylist Takes Hair Flair to White House

Johnny Wright talks Michelle Obama and business of beauty

Johny Wright discusses his climb to success before Hollywood and the White House and offers…

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Overview: The White House’s Financial Reform Plan

Enforcing common-sense rules for consumers, investors

The White House issued a fact sheet on how the president’s financial reform plan will…

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White House Fights For Bernanke Support In Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke faced mounting Senate opposition for another four-year…

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Struggling Communities to Get $2 Billion for Renewal

Federal funds going to cities and states most affected by foreclosure crisis

The Obama Administration today awarded $2 billion in “neighborhood stabilization” funding to states, cities, and…

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Poll: Was the Jobs Summit Political or Productive?

Majority said it was necessary to boost the economy

Majority of respondents to a BlackEnterprise.com poll said the White House Forum on Jobs and…

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On Air Force One with President Obama

This is bigger than once in a lifetime. It's first in forever.

The pinnacle for a journalist with a passion for politics is to cover the White…

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