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schools

Educated Black Lives Also Matter-All Good Schools Help Our Kids

In the debate over whether there should be a moratorium on charter schools, we must…

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rupaul

RuPaul Wins Emmy For Outstanding Reality Show Host, Beating Out Steve Harvey

He returns to LOGO for a second season of RuPaul’s All Star Drag Race

Drag queen and television personality RuPaul (Andre Charles) has won the Emmy for Outstanding Host…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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before you invest

Before You Invest, 5 Questions To Ask

Protect yourself from financial scams. Here are questions to ask—and get answers for—before considering any investment opportunity

Protecting your finances is often a matter of what you do before you invest in…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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money books

Great Money Books to Read Now, If You’re Serious About Building Wealth

Great money books should always be on your reading list. Add these, on inspired retirement, what’s in your purse, and raising your child to be a millionaire to your personal library

If you are serious about your finances and building wealth, you should be reading at…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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money

It’s Your Money. Who’s Spending It?

My recommendation: Track your spending for a month. Play close attention to money spent to provide for the wants and needs of others

It’s your money. Whether you’re barely making ends meet or have more than enough, you’ve…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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trans women

Network of Female Angel Investors To Support Trans Women Businesses

Fempreneur.xyz is first of its kind trans women and non-binary femme entrepreneurs workshop and startup clinic

Pipeline Angels, a network of women investors, has announced the first program of its kind,…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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black women

Why Black Women Love To Hate On Black Women

The Gabby Douglas bad hair backlash during the Rio Olympics is rooted in black self-hatred

At the 2012 London Olympic Games a 16-year-old Gabby Douglas captivated the gymnastics world by…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Religious freedom

Using Religious Freedom to Sanction LGBT Discrimination Could Head to Supreme Court

Colorado baker says gay marriage is a message he can’t promote; takes his case to highest court

In 2012 Masterpiece Cake Shop owner Jack Phillips citied his Christian beliefs when turned away…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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hillary clinton

Before Hillary Clinton Made History With Her Nomination Shirley Chisholm Blazed a Trail

Remembering the first African American female to seek nomination for presidency with a major political party

It’s official. Hillary Clinton is the first woman presidential nominee in history. As Democrats and…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Clintons

Why the Clintons Must Use the Convention to Make More Friends

In addition to rallying the Friends of Bill and Baby Boomer crowd, Hillary Clinton needs to make an effort to appeal to millennials in order to win this election

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Bill Clinton believes the team that delivered his presidential victories in…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama Scrutinized for Saying White House Was ‘Built by Slaves’

Media sources fact-check the First Lady, questioning the historical accuracy of her statements and, ultimately, her honesty

The opening night of the Democratic National Convention, the First Lady delivered her impactful speech.…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Paypal

PayPal Billionaire Peter Thiel’s Gay Announcement is More RNC Smoke and Mirrors

Trump Republicans support the conversion of homosexuals to heterosexuality, not LGBT rights

Billionaire Peter Thiel, who made his fortune co-founding PayPal and investing early on in Facebook,…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Michael Brown (Image: Facebook)

A Still Necessary Lesson For Our Black Sons: The Police Are Not Your Friends

From generation to generation, "The Talk" remains a life-or-death rite of passage for African American males.

I was 14 when my mother first delivered “The Talk.”

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Stonewall Inn

Stonewall Recognized For LGBT Liberation, Black, Latina Transwomen Behind Movement Forgotten

President Obama designated Stonewall Inn as a national monument

President Obama recently designated the Stonewall Inn in New York City as a national monument,…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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gay black man

OP-ED: Living Authentically As A Gay Black Man

Your silence will not protect you. Here are three things you can do to live fearlessly.

Far too often black LGBTQ/ SGL youth are punished for being themselves. According to Youth…

By Jared Brown

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money and relationships

How to Protect Your Finances When Love Is New

Is your new Valentine aiming for your heart—or your wallet? Here’s how to avoid being a fool for love

Key dos and don’ts—and major red flags that should never be ignored—in order to avoid…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Laverne Cox

Actress Laverne Cox Joins Marriott Rewards #LoveTravels Pride Celebration

'Orange Is The New Black' breakout star honors LGBTQ lives in the nation’s capital

‘Orange Is The New Black’ breakout star honors LGBTQ lives in the nation’s capital.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Orlando

Orlando Massacre Was an LGBT-Hate Crime, Not a Radical Islamic Terrorist Act

The focus should be on gun control and protections against LGBT people not alleged ties to ISIS

Make no mistake about it that the devastating and massacre that took place at Orlando’s…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Muhammad Ali

Why Muhammad Ali Will Always Be The Greatest

BE Chief Content Officer, Derek Dingle, remembers Muhammad Ali

To me and other young black males coming of age during the post-Civil Rights Era,…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Lemonade

Lemonade Sippin’: 3 Beyoncé-Inspired Boss Moves for Young Entrepreneurs

Take a cue from the 'Queen' on launching new initiatives and pivoting your brand

Megastar Beyoncé has once again changed the album-dropping game with “Lemonade.” If you’re a young…

By Janell Hazelwood

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How To

hire talent

How to Hire Talent That Will Complement Your Team and Culture

People make the difference. You can have incredible systems and procedures in place, the right software…

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grief

How to Deal With Grief While at Work

Regardless of where you live in the world, all of us in some way have…

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