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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Politics Have Killed Black Power

Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump give voters plenty of reasons to look elsewhere. Shouldn't blacks be pushing for their political interests and issues being discussed in the 2016 presidential campaign?

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: A Grand Place for Black Pride

Black pride is what matters and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture is the modern-day embodiment of that pride and consciousness of our African heritage.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Blacks Should Stand Out, Not 'Blend In'

The United States should be an integrated society and people of all races inherently equal and entitled to full privileges of citizenship. While we accept these values in the abstract, the reality is that ideals of integration and equality of opportunity still elude us. The problem is: neither whites nor blacks are being honest or forthcoming about it.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Protesters Paid to Disrupt?

Who's funding Black Lives Matter? Who pays for their placards, phone calls, faxes, iPhones, internet and front-line activists' food, lodging and transportation?

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Is Apology for Slavery Enough?

If Black Americans want real justice, it's time to remind the Congressional Black Caucus that when it comes to pushing for an American apology for slavery and reparations for Blacks, they need to either lead, follow or get out of the way.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Why Be Taken for Granted?

Blacks keep allowing themselves — and their issues — to be lost in the milieu of mainstream politics.

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Judge Dismisses Assault Charge Against Officer in Freddie Gray Trial

A Baltimore Circuit Court judge dismissed the second-degree assault charge against Lt. Brian Rice, one the six officers charged in the 2015 death of Freddie Gray.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Ebony Sale a Harbinger for Black-Owned Media?

Are Black media outlets still relevant? Is investing in Black media outlets smart business?

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: The 2016 Black Agenda

Black Americans need jobs, justice and human rights, so why are we doddering about who we are going to vote for in order to get these things?

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Does Your Mama Know 'Bout Juneteenth?

As a means of African-American families knowing who they are, "Juneteenth" is a topic they all should discuss.

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