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William Reed

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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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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: What Blacks Can Learn from Global Entrepreneurship

It's time we all got aboard the entrepreneurship bandwagon in line with President Barack Obama's recent trip to Africa to sell them on private enterprise.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Addressing the Black Agenda

Followers of the 2016 presidential campaign encounter a daily blizzard of questions, but "What are you going to do for me?" should be the question all blacks pose to candidates.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Making Money Contracting with Government

A National Urban League Policy Institute study ranks Washington, D.C., atop the nation's metropolitan areas for blacks doing business.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Can You Find Someone Black to Do the Job?

An economic "race problem" is occurring in D.C. It's a multimillion dollar problem that blacks need to recognize as detrimental and move to make small business success their business.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Attorney General to Pump up the Volume

District residents must keep elected officials' feet to the fire and not let them lose sights set by black leaders of old.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Is the New Color for Black Neutral?

The time has come to call on black voters to come to the aid of our businesses and operations.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Are Blacks Really Moving Up?

If you keep doing what you've always done, you'll keep getting what you've always gotten.


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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Blacks Making Business

Rather than the typical "wringing of hands," blacks need to cease "I Can't Breathe" demonstrations and move en masse to embrace and employ a well-coordinated political, cultural and economic movement.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Is It All Whitey's Fault?

In what political camp do you identify: that of a "victim" or "race champion?"

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Vote Your Own Best Interests

Isn’t it time the nation’s African-Americans do some serious questioning of how the Democratic Party and "colorblind" policies and practices have affected them?

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: The Solution for Blacks

What's wrong with Black Americans is our lack of accomplishments and understanding of collective capitalism.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Are Blacks Losing Momentum?

While Blacks in both metropolitan areas basked in their prosperity and cosmopolitan shopping habits, Blacks in the core cities lost their political majorities to become "victims" of mainstream and "colorblind"-oriented politicians.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Creflo 'Pass-a-Dollar'

Does bad theology turn good men bad, or do bad men create belief systems to accommodate their ambitions?

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Minority Set-Asides

What happened to the momentum that Blacks in the Washington area had that made them the wealthiest concentration of Blacks in the nation?

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Starbucks' 'Race Together' Project

Racial inequality is not a topic mainstream Americans are readily willing to discuss.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: C. Delores Tucker Was Right

What would C. Delores Tucker say about "Empire" and its connotations of imperialism and colonialism?

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Do Blacks Even Know What's Going On?

Has Black capitalism failed? Was it even given a chance?

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Start Conversations About 'Banking Black'

If you are not a part of the solution to Blacks' problems, it should be made evident, then, that you continue as part of the problem.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Payday Loans Business Opportunities

Blacks may want to explore the "cash now" industry's fast-growing business financing trough: Payday loans, check cashing, factoring and invoice discounting.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Republicans Miss the Point

Yes, blacks are really very conservative when it comes to a lot of the social issues we are now facing in this country, but that's where the similarity ends with the Republican Party.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: White Privilege

No matter how you look at it, whites have privileges beyond the bounds of blacks.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Airing Republicans' 'Dirty Laundry'

No matter how much American Blacks stay away from the Republican Party, now it seems that Blacks in that party are adopting "stay away" piques towards each other.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: The Black All-American

Julius Caesar “J.C." Watts Jr. is proving that there is life after Congress and charting a course Black youth can emulate.

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