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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 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

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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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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Valentine's Day

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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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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Money Moves To Make Before You Quit Your Day Job

Before you jump ship to pursue your dream of entrepreneurship, take steps to prepare for the financial shock of your transition.

Among the biggest and most intimidating aspects of the transition from employee to entrepreneur is…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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3 Danger Signs Of Relationship Scams

Missing these red flags can do plenty of damage, including ruining your credit, destroying your business and disrupting your career

Failing to recognize dating and relationship scams before getting involved can do plenty of damage,…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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The 50 Billion Dollar Boss Is Worth Every Penny

This valuable book assembles the advice and experiences of some of the nation’s most successful black women entrepreneurs

50 Billion Dollar Boss (a nod to the combined revenues generated by black-women-owned firms between…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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[Op Ed] Race and Loathing in South Carolina Presidential Primaries

Why the stakes are so high for the GOP and Democrats

Known for its rough-and-tumble politics, the pivotal GOP and Democratic presidential primaries, respectively, show two…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Original members of NWA and cast of Straight Outta Compton film

Black Filmmakers Need Blockbuster Opportunities

Not a single 2015 film release from a black filmmaker had a budget that exceeded $35 million

Despite proven track records for producing quality films and commercial success, African American filmmakers—a list…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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Walking in Harm’s Way

Fewer black corporate leaders appear willing to advocate on behalf of their peers

The existence of corporate diversity and inclusion programs is to ensure the inclusion of all…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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4 Fascinating Start-Up Entrepreneurs I Met In 2015

I am a geek for smart entrepreneurs and interesting start-ups. Here are four of the most impressive I connected with last year.

Every year, in part through my role as a judge for a number of annual…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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HBCUs Are Still The Solution

Historically black colleges do a lot more with a lot less

Publisher and Chairman Earl G. Graves Sr. states unequivocally that historically black colleges are still…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Advancement Can Only Be Achieved Through Opportunity

Corporations must stop giving lip service only to diversity

How can it be that African Americans hold only 3.2% of all senior management positions?…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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Black LGBT Health and Wellness Initiative Anchored By Elton John AIDS Foundation

Leading civil rights organization expands role to address healthcare disparities

The initiative aims to intentionally place attention on black LGBT health and wellness and to…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Lack of Estate Planning Puts Black Wealth At Risk

Our commitment to multi-generational wealth creation requires us to plan for the inevitable.

Our commitment to multi-generational wealth creation requires us to plan for the inevitable.

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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How To

Password Protect Your Flash Drive In Two Simple Steps

Flash drives, thumb drives, USB sticks: whatever you want to call them, they’re more than…

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Black Female Voice Actor on How to Break into the Lucrative Voice-Over Business

“The secret society [of the voice-over business] is due in part because it’s a career…

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