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William Reed

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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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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: This Land Is Our Land, Too

This land is your land and this land is my land, but Blacks' lands and Whites' lands haven't been treated the same.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: The Great White Hope

There's a growing movement of Blacks for an apology and recompense for slavery. If you are a descendant of slaves, America owes you.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: The Enemy Is Us

What is the biggest obstacle to Blacks' economic development? The historical data shows it is us.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: What Are You Doing About Reparations?

Hardly anyone in America disputes that slavery is wrong. But hardly anyone dares to discuss righting the wrongs of slavery and legacy of injustices it brought about.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Donald Trump Is the Peoples' Choice

Donald John Trump is a roguish charmer. A pugnacious bully that tells it like it is.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Ways to Overcome the Racial Wealth Gap

What side of America's racial wealth are you? The typical White household has 16 times the wealth of Black ones.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Black Republicans Restoring the American Dream

It's time Blacks deal forthrightly with false promises of political representation.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Jeffrey Thompson, The Black Kingmaker

Business always trumps politics, and Jeffrey Thompson shows the truth of that.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Blacks Beware — Socialism is No Free Lunch

The living wage issue is one of the most controversial debates playing out in America today, and it goes right to the heart of partisan politics. The matter is a Democratic Party and labor issue, but is it a Black problem?

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Making Blacks' Vote Count

As a rule, Blacks continually accept racial inequality in America. So, what are you asking of 2016 presidential campaigners in order for them to get your vote?

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: A Challenge to Buy and Bank Black

For Blacks to become relevant in America a significant culture shift has to shift has to take place. African-Americans must change dysfunctional consumption practices toward Blacks' development.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Blacks, Hispanics Unite for Economic Progress

What can happen when there's a strong coalition between Latinos and African-Americans?

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Black Democrats Put Party Ahead of Race

Instead of seeking legislation and processes toward Black Economic Empowerment, Black Americans are content with being second-class political in campaign and causes that have nothing to do with our betterment.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Increase Black Media Ownership

Instead of urging your youth to "get a job," just help them to form a media company. The richest Blacks in America are in the media industry.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: GOP Can Aid Blacks After Democratic Failure

The epitome of Blacks being taken for granted by the Democrats is illustrated by Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders' disavowal of Black reparations without missing a beat in their campaigning to garner votes.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Obama Shortchanges Famed Black Journalist

The case of Simeon Booker shows a startling lack of Black consciousness among President Barack Obama and his staff.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Blacks, Wake Up on Reparations

Contemporary Blacks have to get in their minds around how entitled they are to reparations.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: What About the Charter-Time Warner Deal?

As the communications industry grows these days, what role are Blacks playing?

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: The Washington Area's Top Black Businesses

The Washington metropolitan area is home to an estimated 8 million people and the seventh-largest in the country. This area nurtures hundreds of thriving Black businesses and is home to the most educated and affluent concentration of Blacks in the United States.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: What Share of the Black Vote do Republicans Need to Win in 2016?

Over past years, the Republican Party has struggled to attract Blacks' votes. So, what percentage of African-American voters can the Republicans count on in 2016? That result is seriously dependent on the Republicans' investment in this population.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: The Future of Money — Harriet Tubman on the $20 Bill

Many say that it's time to kick Andrew Jackson off the $20 bill and replace him with a caricature of Harriett Tubman. What say you?

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: The African American National Museum Opens 2016

Black slaves built the Capitol and White House for free. But the roles that Blacks in building business should be recognized in constructing the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Blacks' Priorities for 2016

Renewing the American Dream requires bold plans, especially in the nation's inner cities.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: What's the Status of Black Reparations?

Approximately $100 trillion in reparations is owed to America's Blacks while their politicians frolic and preen in lieu of demanding payments.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Can 'Big Government' Save Black America?

Just by its cover, Blacks may not see how utilitarian "Good Profits" can be, but the publication can provide them meaningful insights on successful capitalistic practices.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: The Kochs and Blacks

Because they are loyal pawns of party politicians, Blacks have been misled to believe that the Koch brothers are no friend to them.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Why Shouldn't Blacks Emulate the Jews?

As Blacks have lagged in America and finance, Jews are highly represented in society's most desirable, powerful and privileged positions. Of the 100 richest Americans, 30 percent are Jewish — not bad for a group that makes up less than 2 percent of the overall population.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: GOP's Mixed Messages to Blacks

The cognitive dissonance of the Republican Party is something to behold.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Fresh Thinking Will Advance Black Wealth

There is no getting around certain troubling and enduring implications of Black-White differences in America.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Doing Business by the Good Book

Some of America's largest and most influential companies are headed by Christians in the marketplace.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: How Much Do Black Lives Matter?

The truth is BLM's "in your face" tactics will do little to achieve equity for Blacks across America.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Are Payday Loans in Blacks’ Best Interest?

Maybe it’s because of the Bible story from the book Matthew detailing Jesus driving the “buyers and sellers out of the temple” that money lenders are held in such high contempt.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Do You Live in a Welfare State?

Many in America are practicing something-for-nothing politics.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Paying Reparations for Whom?

Continuing payments to Holocaust survivors represent the power of America's Jewish lobby and ineptness of Blacks'.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Are You Supporting the March?

Twenty years after the Million Man March, we need another formidable show of solidarity and strength as we face contemporary conditions of rising levels of tyranny and oppression and death that stalk Blacks while few seem to care.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Should You Be Funding Sports Facilities?

Publicly financed sports stadiums are a game at taxpayers' expense.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: The Wrong Road

Are Blacks going the right way to gain economic parity in America?

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: My Expectations for the Congressional Black Caucus

Why isn't Black reparations more of an issue among African-Americans?

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life!

Successful people have "yes I can" attitudes and outlooks. "I can do it" is a posture Blacks need to use more effectively.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: What is 'Black Lives Matter'?

Sadly, "Black Lives Matter" people are using rude and crude tactics trying to establish their image and presence in a society that refuses to see them or their worth.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Honor Julian Bond by Supporting the NAACP

Were you one of the people lamenting the passing of former NAACP Chairman Julian Bond? What of consequence are you doing to memorialize him and his works?

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: All That Glitters Ain't Gold

Do you support jacking the minimum wage in the District of Columbia up to $15 an hour, and why?

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Are the Koch Brothers Connecting with Blacks?

What do you think of the Koch brothers? Many blacks may want to take a look beyond the headlines to see what Koch money has been doing where we live.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Black Dollars Matter This Black Business Month

When will blacks “make economics matter”? African-Americans have $1.1 trillion in their annual buying power, but are we putting our money to good use?

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