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Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

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we want them.”

As he has done in the past McCain made a declaration to fight and stand to defend the U.S., but said he would run a “respectful” campaign over the next few weeks. He reiterated accusations that Americans with  Obama will be subject to inadequate government-run healthcare.

“We cannot spend the next four years as we have spent much of the last eight: waiting for our luck to change,” said McCain in an effort to distance himself from President Bush.
Debate Time

Wednesday’s third and final presidential debate will be held at Hofstra University on Long Island, New York. During the 90-minute debate McCain is expected to talk more about his plans to protect mortgages with a $300 billion plan for the federal government to buy distressed mortgages and renegotiate them at a reduced price. He also plans to offer a $5,000 healthcare tax credit. The Illinois senator could give more detail to a $900 million plan he announced on Friday, which would temporarily extend an expiring tax break that lets small businesses write off investments up to $250,000 immediately, rather than over the course of several years.

The American Small Business League, criticized Obama’s new small business emergency rescue plan today for ignoring a series of federal investigations that found the government has diverted billions of dollars in federal small business contracts to many of the largest firms in the U.S. and Europe.

Heading up to the debate, McCain and Gov. Sarah Palin will be making stops throughout Virginia, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina, while Obama will only make one appearance in Toledo, Ohio, on Monday. However, Michelle Obama, Sen. Joe Biden and the Clintons will pick up his slack in swing states like Minnesota, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Finally, CBS announced that on Thursday McCain will appear on the Late Show With David Letterman on Thursday to make up for a last-minute cancellation that earned him Letterman’s ire. At the time, Letterman, criticized McCain during a large part of his late-night comedy show when McCain canceled the show using the excuse that he needed to immediately return to Washington to assist the House in passing the $700 billion credit market rescue bill. Letterman showed his audience footage of McCain instead getting his face made-up in preparation to conduct an interview with CBS anchorwoman Katie Couric.

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Marcia Wade Talbert

Marcia is a multimedia content producer focusing on technology at Black Enterprise Magazine. In this capacity she writes and assigns stories to educate readers about social media; digital integration; gadgets, apps, and software for business and professional development; minority tech startups; and careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). In 2012, she received two Salute to Excellence Awards from the National Association of Black Journalists and was recognized by Blacks in Technology (BiT) as one of the Top 10 Black achievers in the tech arena for 2011 at SXSW in Austin, Texas. She has spoken about technology on panels for New York Social Media Week, at The 2012 Rainbow/PUSH Wall Street Summit, as well as at Black Enterprise’s Entrepreneurs Conference and Women of Power Summit. In 2011, chose her as one of 28 People of Color Impacting the Social Web, and through crowdsourcing she was listed as one of BlackWeb2.0's/HP's 50 Most Notable African American Tastemakers in Social Media and Technology for 2010. Since taking on the role of Tech editor in September 2010, she has conceived and produced five cover stories on Technology and/or STEM and countless articles, videos, and slideshows online. Before joining as an interactive general assignment reporter in 2008, she freelanced with Black Enterprise beginning in 2003 while working as the technical editor at Prepared Foods magazine. There she further honed her writing skills and became an authority on food ingredients, including ingredients used in food fortification and enrichment. Meanwhile, her freelancing with Black Enterprise and helped her stay current on issues pertaining to the financial and business welfare of African Americans. As a general reporter for Black Enterprise she attended and reported on the Democratic and Republican National Conventions, where she interviewed Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor and assistant to President Barack Obama and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. Marcia has a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture with an emphasis in food science from the University of Minnesota, and a Master of Science degree in journalism from Roosevelt University in Chicago. En route to her secondary degree, she served as the editor-in-chief of the Roosevelt University Torch, a weekly, student-run newspaper. An avid photographer and videographer, Marcia is one of several employees at BLACK ENTERPRISE who interned for the publishing company as a college student. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, a food scientist; her seventeen-month-old daughter; and “The Cat”, but still considers Chicago home.