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William Reed

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Join the Movement to Get Justice

It appears Black American voters are far too consumed with championing the government's current ineptitude to address correcting injustices of the past.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Why Aren't More Blacks in Business?

Why aren't there more Blacks in business? What are you encouraging your children to become?

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Blacks in the Business of Politics

Black Americans are into politics, but only at the retail level as "consumers."

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Reparations and the Redskins

After decades of being overlooked by the media, Native Americans are now being cast into the national spotlight for the wrong reason.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Slavery in the Nation's Capital

Washington, D.C., has always been a mecca for Blacks. But the nation's capital has always had a complicated past and ideals that ran on parallel tracks.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Let's Have a Black Renaissance

How can Blacks gain economic parity in America? The answer is so simple that no one ever suggests reparations as a remedy for what ails Blacks.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Send a Message to Congress

For Black descendants of slaves to get their just due in America, it would require an act of Congress.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Bet on Ben Carson to Defeat Hillary Clinton

As the 2016 presidential election approaches media speculation, propaganda, and misinformation spikes.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Looting in Lieu of Reparations

Instead of calling for additional Black voter registration efforts and "social change," Black voters should consider that we have the clout to hasten our own changes through reparations we gained for slavery — compensatory payments for the descendants of those who found themselves enslaved by the Atlantic Slave Trade.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Dare to Dream

Would you ever allow Charles Koch to mentor your children?

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: The State of Black America

The state of Black America only goes as far as the state of Blacks' politics. Blacks' status and politics have remained static for 40 years.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Judea for Jews?

Despite America's so-called, "even-handedness in the Middle East," some Blacks are beginning to see events unfold through the eyes of the poor Palestinians and are appalled.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Africans Come to America

As he winds through his second term with high "disapproval" numbers, Blacks are the only people President Barack Obama can turn to.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats

A version of the iconic slogan "A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste" is playing out in the court of public opinion and it's a huge debacle.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Blacks and Hospitality

One of the major obstacles to Black economic development is a skewed mentality when it comes to starting businesses.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Did Mississippi's Blacks Get Paid?

Are you one of those political yahoos claiming victory for your cause after Mississippi black voters helped Sen. Thad Cochran survive an intense Republican primary runoff against insurgent conservative challenger Chris McDaniel?

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: 'If It Is to Be …' is a Winning Attitude

There are many miles to go and issues to address before America is a "fair and just society." Toward that journey, the black press can be counted on "to voice our true plight."

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Mayor for Life

In Marion Barry's book, race plays a factor in everything that occurs in America.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Standing In the Gap

Every advanced nation in the world is a free-market capitalist country.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Koch Brothers Support UNCF

You probably haven’t heard the one about the billionaire industrialist Koch brothers giving a $25 million grant to the United Negro College Fund.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Who's Who in Black Corporate America?

According to Forbes 2014 ranking of the world's billionaires, Nigerian business magnate Aliko Dangote with a net worth of $25 billion is the world's richest Black. But Bob Johnson is an American worthy of note

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Make Juneteenth a National Holiday

How, and when, do you celebrate blacks' freedom in this country?

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Blacks Harnessing the Power of Capitalism

Among Donald Sterling's rants he said something more Blacks need to recognize as truth.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Sure She Set Him Up

Where are you in the stampede to take Donald Sterling’s L.A. Clippers’ team away from him? Is it fair what has been done to Sterling by the NBA?

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: JET Ends Print Publications

It’s evident that Black Americans have fallen hook, line and sinker and totally assimilated by the fact that Johnson Publishing Company has decided to end the print publication of JET magazine.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Nigeria is Home to Africa's Largest Economy

More African-Americans should learn about Nigeria.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: House on the Hill

For all the good he's done, and individuals he's made rich and elevated to the middle class, it's a shame that Marion Barry has been left to struggle.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Are Blacks Being 'Schooled?'

Black students attending for-profit school courses cannot be allowed to continue amassing huge debt they can't pay.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Celebrating 'The Great Society'

Having the nation's first African-American president at the Civil Rights Summit speaks to the immeasurable success of Lyndon Baines Johnson's presidency.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Am I My Brother's Keeper?

How many times a day do you put money in another Black person's hand?

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Callie House and the Struggle for Reparations

Under President Barack Obama, the concept of affirmative action has fallen flat. Those who thought their fortunes would be better under a Black president are advised to support a role model such as Callie House.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Why Not Join Us?

What Black Americans need to recognize is that we cannot change Washington unless we change some of the people we send there to represent us.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Out of the Closet onto the Altar

While African-Americans have willingly accepted President Barack Obama political overtures toward the nation's gays, Africa's political and religious leaders have rebuked Obama and the gay lobby in ways we should take note.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Welcome to the Republicans' Soirees

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus acknowledges that Republicans had not been doing enough outreach in previous years to reach out to African-Americans.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Why You Should Question Minimum Wage Bills

Black Americans should be dubious of the latest public policy snake oil that Democratic politicians and union leaders are promoting.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Why Blacks Should Care About the Debt Ceiling

Here's how the latest episode of the debt ceiling drama will end: Congress will raise or suspend the country's borrowing limit, probably for as much as a year.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Calling Out Card-Carrying Black Republicans

What's your opinion of Timothy Eugene Scott? Surely, you know who he is.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Let's Legalize Pot!

President Obama recently made perhaps the strongest endorsement by any sitting president on relaxing marijuana laws.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Have Gun, Will Travel

Everybody knows that there's no such a thing as a "free lunch." Now, let's see how good the Black press is explaining to audiences about Morocco and the disputed territory of Western Sahara.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: The Fritz Pollard Alliance

Going forward there needs to be more Black participation among NFL players, head coaches, assistant coaches, owners, league management, referees, team physicians, head trainers, and radio/TV announcers.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Obama's 'Promise Zones'

The Obama White House continues a pattern of attacking symptoms instead of the underlying disease, one rehashed progressive ploy at a time.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Boosting GOP's Black Outreach

While GOP cannot continue competing as a party of "old White men," the party establishment has come up with an illusion of increased number of Black Republicans.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Urban Governments and Sports Stadiums

Urban governments are being fleeced foolishly building multimillion-dollar arenas for local sports team owners.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Help Ryan Award Medal to Booker

Just weeks after the White House snubbed Simeon Booker for a Presidential Medal of Freedom, a backbencher has introduced House Bill 3655 to award a Congressional Gold Medal to Booker in recognition of his "achievements in the field of journalism, including reporting during the Civil Rights movement, as well as social and political commentary."

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Who Creates Jobs?

Black Americans are often misled when politicians and pundits refer to the ability of the President of the United States to "create jobs" during their terms in office.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Presidential Medal of Freedom Awards Snub Booker

Again in 2013, President Obama has neglected to award a Presidential Medal of Freedom to 95-year-old Simeon Saunders Booker Jr.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Let's Give Republicans a Chance

To double down is to significantly increase a risk or commitment. Well, welcome to the fantasyland of Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: What’s Wrong with the Koch Brothers?

You’re probably not certain, but the Koch brothers' name has been besmirched among Blacks for quite some time.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Watt Denied Director Post

Many Blacks are saying "shame on" the U.S. Senate Republicans for the recent blow they dealt to President Barack Obama's efforts to install his own nominee as regulator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The GOP blocked the effort to confirm North Carolina Congressional District 12 Rep. Mel Watt to the post.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Republican Entrepreneur Gains Stake in Media

If you weren't paying attention, veteran conservative commentator Armstrong Williams is becoming a "media mogul," having purchased a trio of TV stations in transactions that were part of a number of larger TV acquisition deals brokered by Sinclair Broadcasting Inc.

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