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WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The 41-member Congressional Black Caucus, which often describes itself as the "conscience of the Congress," is anticipating a power surge next week as one of its former members takes the oath of office as president of the United States.
"As I stand here today, I can tell you with certainty that these 41 members of the Congressional Black Caucus recognizes that this is our moment," said U. S. Rep. Barbara Lee, the new chairwoman of the 40-year-old caucus at the group's ceremonial swearing in last week.
Recalling the mission of the 13 founding members of the CBC as being "to achieve greater equity for persons of African decent," Lee, of California, told the audience of hundreds in ...


For the second consecutive year, Wells Fargo and the National Black MBA Association have honored African American entrepreneurs with the NBMBAA/Wells Fargo Entrepreneur Excellence Award.  This year's winners are Michael and Ramona Woods, owners of Greensboro, N.C.-based Ashtae Products, Inc.; and Laurna Godwin and Jessica Perkins, owners of Vector Communications Corporation in St. Louis....


The Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration is for the second year seeking nominations of federal rules in need of review and reform.  The 2009 "Top 10" rules nominated by small business owners, trade associations, and others will be transmitted to appropriate federal agencies for their action....


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