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    President Trump Executive Order Signing

    President Trump signed an executive order establishing an Opportunity and Revitalization Council with the aim of creating economic opportunity zones in distressed communities. Housing and…

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    African Americans, Politics, and the Economy

    Bob Johnson, formerly the founder and chairman of Black Entertainment Television (BET), spoke about on the economic challenges and wealth disparity facing the African American community.…

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    U.S. Economy and the African-American Community

    Representative Allan West (R-FL) other African American Republican leaders talked about ways to help small businesses in the African-American community. They focused on starting businesses,…

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    Minorities and Mortgage Foreclosure Crisis

    Robert L. Johnson talked about the state of the housing market and the mortgage foreclosure crisis among minority populations and in urban areas. In his remarks he spoke about needed policy…

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    Social Security Reform

    Commissioners talked about a series of three recommendations to reform Social Security, all of which allowed some degree of personal investment of payroll taxes.

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    Social Security Issues

    Commission members questioned witnesses about the outlook for the Social Security program, as well as potential changes in Social Security.

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    Marketing to African-Americans

    Mr. Johnson spoke about the role of the African-American media, advertising to consumers, and preserving the integrity of the African-American press. Following his remarks he answered…

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    Report on Strengthening Social Security

    The president’s Commission on Social Security met to finalize the language of its interim report on the future of the program and to create a mechanism for receiving public input at its…

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    Social Security Reform

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    Social Security Reform

    Participants talked about proposed reforms to the Social Security system, including plans to add personal investment accounts, changing retirement ages, and extending the solvency of the…

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    Airline Industry Consolidation

    A panel of congressional members and two panels of airline industry executives testified both for and against the acquisition of Trans World Airlines by American Airlines.

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    American Airlines-TWA Merger

    Witnesses testified about a proposed merger between American Airlines and TWA. Among the issues addressed were how the merger would affect competition in the airline industry, the impact on…

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    Minority Media Ownership Report

    Secretary Mineta announced a Commerce Department report on minority ownership of media in the U.S.

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    Minorities and the Entertainment Industry

    Rep. Payne, CBC officer and member of the House Education and Workforce Committee, opened the meeting. Mr. Benitez moderated the panel of witnesses who talked about both employment in the…

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    United Airlines - US Airways Merger Day 1

    The committee heard testimony about the proposed merger between U.S. Airways and American Airlines. Among the issues they discussed were the benefits that each company would gain, the…

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    United Airlines - US Airways Merger

    Robert Johnson talked about the proposed merger between United Airlines and US Airways, and his plans to launch DC Air based out of Reagan National Airport. He also responded to audience…

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    Reconnecting the African-American Community

    Robert Johnson talked about the history and mission of Black Entertainment Television and about future operations, including plans to expand on the Internet. He also talked about how cable…

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    Newsmaker Banquet

    President and CEO of Black Entertainment Television, Robert Johnson, addressed the National Association of Black Journalists. Mr. Johnson discussed minority issues in television and the…

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    Trade and Investment in Africa

    Committee members heard testimony from members of the Clinton administration, commerce officials and business leaders talked about the economic advantages of trading with and investing in…

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    Presidential African Trip

    Robert Johnson provided his observations while on the president’s trip to Africa and his goals for his media interests in Africa. He also took audience calls, faxes and electronic mail.

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