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Candidate Watch, Jan. 21, 2016

[RECAP] Black Enterprise Candidate Watch – Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016

Political news curated for our audience

Check out the BE Candidate Watch on Periscope, every Wednesday morning at 10:30AM EST. You’ll…

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Cam Newton Named MVP and Offensive Player of the Year

Quarterback tallied 4,400 yards of total offense and 45 touchdowns for the 2015 season

On Wednesday Jan. 20, Cam Newton was named the NFL’s Most Valuable Player and…

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Companies Servicing Student Loans Add to Borrowers’ Burden

Dubious practices make matters worse

The companies servicing student loans ignore requests, do the opposite of what they’re asked to…

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6 Eye-Opening Mobile Marketing Statistics

There is less competition in the channel than you think

These eye-opening mobile marketing facts may challenge everything you think you know about mobile marketing…

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States With the Highest and Lowest Health Insurance Costs

New York tops list while New Mexico offers most affordable options

“Higher insurance costs in many states are tied to high costs of living or being…

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Bill Cosby No Longer on Hampton University Board of Trustees

Institutions are slowly distancing themselves from the entertainer

Entertainer and philanthropist Bill Cosby has long been a supporter of HBCUs but, after the…

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Entrepreneurs Summit: Your Business Awaits—Register Now!

Let Black Enterprise help you build your business

This year’s Entrepreneurs Summit is focused on the marriage of innovation and capital, as it…

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[Watch] A Conversation With Millennials About Student Loan Debt Solutions

BE Senior Editor Stacey Tisdale talks money with millennials at Rider University

With student loan debt topping $1 trillion it is imperative that we educate students young…

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[WATCH] Family Settles $5.3 Million Lawsuit in Fatal Shooting Involving Police Officer

Unarmed black man killed during traffic stop; compensation includes college tuition for his children

The family of deceased Samuel DuBose has settled its lawsuit against the University of Cincinnati…

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Safety Improves As Cars Continue to Evolve Into Wheeled Computers

U.S. Department of Transportation continues to plan for driverless, high-tech cars

Last week, the DOT announced it will not only support but encourage efforts to increase…

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Mentorship Makes the Man

The author of Playing Up reflects on the power of mentoring

Vaughn L. McKoy grew up in the inner city without a dad, but nurtured by…

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Does President Obama Support HBCUs?

His answer to a student's question has caused others to wonder

“We don’t live in a society where African Americans are restricted in what colleges they…

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Amazon Vice President Dishes on Amazon Drone Delivery

Paul Misener provides more details on its drone delivery service.

Amazon is working on making service available in urban, rural, and suburban areas. Those in…

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Twitter Experiences Hours-Long Service Disruption

Is it up or down? Outage causes confusion

Twitter service bounces up and down for hours.

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[WATCH] Spike Lee, Jada Pinkett Smith Set to Boycott Oscars Over Diversity Issue

Head of Academy says they're reviewing membership and working to improve diversity

Black Hollywood heavyweights speaking out in outrage over what they say is an issue of…

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Federal Student Loan Borrowers: Income-Driven Repayment Now Available to All

REPAYE caps payments at 10% of income

All borrowers with federal Direct student loans have access to a new repayment plan with…

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[WATCH] Millennials Resorting to Payday Loans to Help Make Ends Meet

Here are some better ways to manage day-to-day financial challenges

“Millennials confront greater difficulties – including economic uncertainty, student debt – than those who came…

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Tyler Perry Set to Release Halloween ‘Madea’ Movie

Project in production in Atlanta with mogul to reprise his starring role

Tyler Perry Studios announced they have begun production on a Halloween Madea movie called “Boo!…

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#OscarsSoWhite Picking Up Steam

Public reaction to lack of diversity among 2016 Oscar nominees continues

“This is not a question of tokenism. #OscarsSoWhite is not about having a person of…

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Jamie Foxx: Singer, Actor, Comedian, Hero

Entertainer pulls man from burning vehicle

Late Monday night, Foxx heard a crash outside the gates of his home in Hidden…

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