7 out of 10 Top Cities For Black Owned Businesses In States Led By GOP Governors

What do Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas, and Tennessee have in common? Seven of the “Top 10 Cities for Black-Owned Small Businesses” are located in these states – according to The Root –and they’re all governed by Republicans.

The other two states that make the list – Missouri and Virginia – have state governments represented by a Democrat governor and a GOP-controlled legislature. Three of the states have present or former governors running for the Republican presidential nomination.

While the Obama Administration’s Small Business Association (SBA) loans to black businesses sits an embarrassing 1.7%,  Republicans continue to lead the way in encouraging business-friendly environments, promoting job growth, and increasing economic opportunity for all.

Check out the list reported at The Root below:

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Schedule Shows Clinton’s State Dept. Breeding Ground for Cronyism

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When Hillary wasn’t busy covering up her secret email server, she made time for meetings with corporate lobbyists, influential Democrat fundraisers, and of course, foreign donors to the Clinton Foundation.

According to an AP analysis of portions of Clinton’s schedule during her time at State, Clinton frequently met with top corporate leaders and political supporters as she set the stage for a 2016 run:

Her availability to luminaries from politics, business and charity shows the extent to which her office became a sounding board for their interests. And her ties with so many familiar faces from those intersecting worlds were complicated by their lucrative financial largess and political support over the years — even during her State Department tenure — to her campaigns, her husband’s and to her family’s foundation.

The report is consistent with a pattern that has continually emerged in Clinton’s State Department, where the lines between official business and personal and political interests have been nonexistent.  ​

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Clinton’s top aide Huma Abedin, who now serves as vice chair of Clinton’s presidential campaign, exemplifies the overlap between Hillary’s political pursuits, Foundation ties, and government duties. Abedin was granted “special government employee” status in 2012, which allowed her to work as a paid advisor to the Clinton Foundation, serve as an aide to Hillary, and take on private clients. Abedin also had an account on Clinton’s secret server.

Then there’s the fact that Clinton blatantly ignored conflicts of interests posed by millions in foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation while serving as the nation’s top diplomat. These donations not only violated the ethics agreement she made with the Obama administration, but went unreported until recently.

All together, it is clear that Hillary Clinton used her office as a revolving door for special interests that benefitted her and compromised her priorities as Secretary of State.

The American people cannot trust someone who has proven she is for sale to the highest bidder in the Oval Office.

Obama says he’s ‘too busy’ to debate GOP over terrorism

President Obama showed a flash of anger Monday with Republican critics of his anti-terrorism strategy, saying he is “too busy” to engage in a rhetorical debate with them.

“What I’m not interested in doing is posing or pursuing some notion of American leadership, or American winning or whatever other slogans they come up with, that has no relationship to what actually is going to work to protect the American people” and America’s allies, Mr. Obama said at a news conference in Turkey. “I’m too busy for that.”

The president was addressing a question about critics of his strategy for defeating the Islamic State, in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris last week.

“I can’t afford to play some of the political games that others may,” Mr. Obama said. “We’ll do what’s required to keep the American people safe. It’s entirely appropriate for us in a democracy to have a debate about these issues. If they think that somehow their advisers are better than the chairman of my Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the folks who are actually on the ground, I want to meet them.”

2015-16 Republican & Democratic Debate Schedules

2016 Republican Primary Debate Schedule

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
CNBC Republican Debate
Aired On: CNBC
Location: University of Colorado in Boulder
Sponsors: CNBC
Candidates: To be determined


November, 2015*
Fox Business/WSJ Republican Debate
Aired On: Fox Business Network
Location: Wisconsin
Sponsors: Fox Business Network, Wall Street Journal
Candidates: To be determined


December 15, 2015
CNN/Salem Republican Debate
Aired On: CNN
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Sponsors: CNN, Salem Media Group
Candidates: To be determined


2016 – Happy New Year!
January, 2016*
Fox News Republican Debate
Aired On: Fox News Channel
Location: Iowa
Sponsors: Fox News
Candidates: To be determined


February 6, 2016
ABC/IJReview Republican Debate
Aired On: ABC
Location: St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire
Sponsors: ABC News, IJReview.com
Candidates: To be determined


February 13, 2016
CBS News Republican Debate
Aired On: CBS
Location: The Peace Center in Greenville, South Carolina
Sponsors: CBS News
Moderator: John Dickerson
Candidates: TBD


February 26, 2016
NBC/Telemundo Republican Debate
Aired On: NBC and Telemundo
Location: Texas
Sponsors: NBC/Telemundo, National Review
Candidates: To be determined


March, 2016*
Fox News Republican Debate
Aired On: Fox News Channel
Location: TBD
Sponsors: Fox News
Candidates: To be determined


March 10, 2016
CNN/Salem Republican Debate
Aired On: CNN
Location: Florida
Sponsors: CNN, Salem Media Group
Candidates: To be determined

*Debate sponsor has not yet named specific date


2016 Democratic Primary Debate Schedule

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
CNN Democratic Primary Debate
Location: Wynn Las Vegas
Sponsors: CNN, Nevada Democratic Party
Moderator: Anderson Cooper
Candidates: TBD


Saturday, November 14, 2015
CBS News Democratic Debate
Aired On: CBS
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
Sponsors: CBS News, KCCI, the Des Moines Register
Moderator: John Dickerson
Candidates: To be determined


Saturday, December 19, 2015
ABC News Democratic Primary Debate
Location: Manchester, New Hampshire
Sponsors: ABC News, WMUR
Candidates: TBD


2016 – Happy New Year!
Sunday, January 17, 2016
NBC News Democratic Primary Debate
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
Sponsors: NBC, Congressional Black Caucus Institute
Candidates: TBD


February or March, 2016
Univision Democratic Primary Debate
Location: Miami, Florida
Sponsors: Univision, The Washington Post
Candidates: TBD


February or March, 2016
PBS Democratic Primary Debate
Location: Wisconsin
Sponsors: PBS
Candidates: TBD

*Debate sponsor has not yet named specific date