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William Reed

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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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TURNER-LEE: Lifeline is Pathway to First Class, Digital Citizenship

Millions of low-income Americans will soon be able to access the Internet as part of the Lifeline program. That’s because the Federal Communications Commission, the agency responsible for its oversight, wants to add broadband to its suite of services.

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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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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: The Overcriminalization of America

Overcriminalization is a dangerous trend that is threatening African-Americans.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Cato says Congress Should Legalize Marijuana

The fight over pot in the District of Columbia has put the GOP in an awkward spot.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: The Soccer Stadium Set-Aside

As the city's development goes forward, isn't it time to give Marion his due?

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: What Theme Will Blacks Pursue in 2015?

What side of the protest stage are you on — "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" or "Pay Up"?

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Blacks and the Sony Emails

While most Blacks want to hold on to "the dream" that they, and Washington, are accepted in mainstream thought and consciousness, industry studies also show there are significant gaps between Blacks and Whites in this genre.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Black Lives That Mattered

The two best examples of Black’s economic progress and upward mobility are Washington, D.C., and Atlanta.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Just Call Me 'Sir'

The Ham Hock Group is a group of sophisticated and upper-class Washington, D.C., Black businessmen and well-paid professionals set on evolving a movement to "replace the N-word."

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Is Big Government Really Your Friend?

Before we go beyond a $17 trillion national debt, John Q. Public should be aware of its overall societal impact — more than $53,000 for every person in the United States.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: The Case for Reparations

Is it that you're too humiliated by your lineage of slavery to demand what you're justly due?

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: D.C.'s Soccer Stadium

Generally speaking, do you favor or oppose using city funds to help finance a new soccer stadium for the District's Major League Soccer team, D.C. United?

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: When Will Obama Help Us?

From one House Republican calling him a "liar" to his face to a newspaper article that called the president of the United States of America the N-word, Barack Obama has had to endure tremendous disrespect for a sitting president.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Blacks Lack Power

The way Black political activists throw daggers of "racist" at the Republicans, you'd think the Democrats are the party of Black liberation. But the fact remains that Black Americans have made little political progress inside the Democratic Party.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Blacks and Criminal Justice

Is America's justice system racist?

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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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