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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Prisons Are the New Plantations

The prison industry complex is one of the fastest-growing industries in the United States. How are these businesses affecting black American economies?

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: U.N. Panel Says U.S. Owes Reparations for Slavery

Despite African-Americans' feckless political influence toward making it an issue, reparations discussions are gaining recognition, strength and momentum.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: The Nation's Richest Black Man

Take notice that Robert Frederick Smith, with holdings that total $2.5 billion, has replaced Black Entertainment Television founder Robert Johnson as America's richest black man.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Are Blacks in Business at National Harbor and MGM?

Like its business partner, National Harbor, the MGM project is estranged from Prince George's County's black businesses.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Kaepernick a Good Start, But Now What?

Black athletes' protests have gone prime-time. Colin Kaepernick is making his fellow Americans think about what they're standing for, and why.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Make Black Businesses Matter

Why is it that blacks just want to shake the hand of wooing political candidates with no mention of engaging our race's commerce, entrepreneurship and/or free-enterprise?

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: The True State of Black America

According to black Democrats and pundits, all is well in Negroland.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Economics — Not Racism — Driving Obamacare Collapse

Is blacks' praise and adoration over Obamacare something we may want to reevaluate?

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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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