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President Obama Says U.S. Will ‘Take Out’ ISIL ‘Wherever They Exist’

President Obama outlines four-points on how the government will respond to Islamic State of Iraq…

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Ray Rice Loses Nike and EA Sports Endorsements

Ray Rice Loses Nike and EA Sports Endorsements

Baltimore Ravens are also giving fans an opportunity to trade in their Rice jerseys

Former Baltimore Ravens player, Ray Rice, losing endorsements by Nike and EA Sports. Ravens are…

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CeeLo Green Continues to Suffer Consequences After Rape Comments

Entertainer cut from two festivals

According to reports, recording artist CeeLo Green is continuing to pay for the price for…

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Nike Wins Signing War for Kevin Durant

Under Armour loses out; MVP to get $300 million over 10 years

Kevin Durant has signed with Nike for endorsement deal worth $300 million over 10 years,…

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Gap: Pay Disparities Between Male and Female Employees Eliminated

Retail brand also leads industry with a high percentage of women in leadership positions

Going against the grain of women earning less than men, Gap says all their employees…

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New Audio Allegedly Captures Darren Wilson Shooting Michael Brown

An unidentified neighbor records Michael Brown's last moments

In light of Michael Brown’s funeral, which found everyone from Spike Lee to Al Sharpton…

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Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Offers to Pay for Michael Brown’s Funeral

Fraternity also challenges other black Greek organizations to take action against the latest attacks on young black men

Standing by their commitment to social justice, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. has offered to…

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Gaming Record: Bungie’s ‘Destiny’ Is No. 1 Most Pre-Ordered IP

The sci-fi first-person shooter has made history

The sci-fi first-person shooter, Destiny, has gone down in gaming history as one of the…

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Report: Black Men Need More Education Than Whites To Get Same Job

However, earning high-school diploma gives African-American male a 50% larger impact

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A recent study by an advocacy group suggests that black men and white men…

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U.S. Officials Monitoring Worst Ebola Outbreak In West Africa

Virus has claimed more than 600 lives, infected more than 1,000 people

Will Africa’s Ebola outbreak reach the United States? Officials are investigating.

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Immigration Reform: 5 Things We Learned From Russell Simmons

All Def Digital CEO speaks on the future of policy and diversity in the nation

Russell Simmons, All Def Digital CEO, took to his HuffPost blog to bring awareness to…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Michelle Obama delivers tribute speech at Dr. Maya Angelou's memorial service

5 Quotes that Prove Michelle Obama’s Maya Angelou Tribute is a Must Hear

FLOTUS delivers heartwarming speech at Dr. Maya Angelou's memorial service

Michelle Obama delivers a heartfelt, must-hear tribute speech at Dr. Maya Angelou’s private memorial service

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Michelle Obama and Oprah Set to Speak at Maya Angelou’s Memorial Service

FLOTUS and Winfrey amongst speakers at private service

First Lady Michelle Obama and Oprah are slated to speak at Dr. Maya Angelou’s private…

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President Obama Remembers Maya Angelou

Calls her "one of the brightest lights of our time"

President Obama releases statement in remembrance of Dr. Maya Angelou, calling her “one of the…

By Courtney Connley

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Oakland Taps Black Ad Agency to Rebrand City

Carol H. Williams Advertising looks to give Oaktown a new image

The challenge is contending with media reports that highlight the historically blue collar city’s seedy…

By Alan Hughes

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The American Medical Association announced in June that 20% of medical claims are processed inaccurately by health insurers. Medical billing advocates say the number is even higher.

Uninsured Rate Drops Among Blacks, Low-Income Workers Under Obamacare

All Americans without healthcare nears six-year low

The number of Americans without health insurance dipped to its lowest in nearly six years

By Carolyn M. Brown

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How Obama Plans To Win His Minimum Wage Campaign

Do you think the minimum wage will be raised?

In his weekly address, President Obama focused on his latest campaign: raising the minimum wage

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Minority Youth Are More Entrepreneurial Inclined [Report]

Four in 10 US students plan to start a business but face few opportunities to learn necessary skills

Young people are interested in starting their own businesses more than ever

By Carolyn M. Brown

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State of the Union Preview: Opportunity and Action [Column]

Will you be tuning in?

President Obama will address the nation tomorrow night in his annual State of the Union…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Less than One Week to File W-2 and 1099s

Jan. 31 is the deadline for issuing W-2 or 1099-MISC for your small business employees

If you your business used a freelancer or subcontractor the deadline to provide wage and…

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Lincoln Gives Back with Mike Epps and Big Sean

The annual charity event distributed more than 600 turkeys, 100 hams and other holiday dinner items to Detroit residents

Lincoln Motor Company teamed with some of the biggest names in the worlds of sports…

By Kimberly Wilson

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Former NBA Player Antonio Davis Accused of Stealing from Ex Wife’s Account

Kendra Rae Davis accuses her soon to be ex-husband of stealing from their joint account

Former Chicago Bulls player Antonio Davis is getting divorced from his wife of 19 years

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Humble Beginnings! Steve Harvey Reveals Homeless Past

Our favorite comedian once hit rock bottom

Even the humblest of beginnings can have a great outcome

By Sasha King

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Black Farmers to Receive Payouts in $1.2 Billion from Federal Lawsuit

A bittersweet victory decades later after experiencing discriminatory lending

Farmers will receive $1.2 billion in settlement

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Ford Adds 1,400 Jobs to Struggling Detroit After Shifting Manufacturing from Mexico

Move adds 1,400 jobs to Motor City metro area

The automaker invested $555 million into the Flat Rock Assembly Plant, adding added a state-of-the-art,…

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March On Washington, Realizing the Dream

Demands of five decades ago realized in some areas but remain unfulfilled in others

Organizers of the 2013 march have called for reforms to criminal justice issues

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Former JPMorgan Chase Employees Charged

Two former JPMorgan Chase employees have been charged with trying to cover up last year’s…

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White House to Propose Market Interest Rates for Student Loan Debt

Policy makers show growing concern for economic effects of student debt.

White House proposes fixed student debt interest rates should not determined by Congress.

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Sasha and Malia Obama’s Spring Break Trip Criticized by Republicans

GOP rips President Obama for sending daughters to Bahamas for Spring Break.

Rep. Steve King says Obama should show some ‘austerity’ amid America’s recovering economy.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Joke Gone Wrong: Karl Roves Says ‘Donna Brazile Owes Me Some Fried Chicken’

Republican strategist's joke ends up on wrong side of the punch line.

While Brazile did not seem bothered by the joke, Twitter and liberal blogs ridiculed Rove.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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After CNN Dumped Martin and Soledad, Is Cable News Becoming Too White?

Cable news appears to be white-washed, say critics.

Commentators criticize CNN and MSNBC for lack of diversity on anchor line-up.

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California Attorney General Kamala Harris Talks Trafficking in Our ‘Impact Players Series’

Harris discussed the issues she's encountering in relation to crime

The state’s first female Attorney General sat down with Reuters Impact Players host Robert Wolf…

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First Lady Michelle Obama Gets Backlash for Vogue Cover (Again)

First Lady is accused of being 'too glamorous' on new ritzy cover.

On the Huffington Post’s site, over 500 user comments can be seen critiquing the first…

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Black Man Wins $13 Million in Lawsuit After 13 Years of False Imprisonment

Cleveland police detectives withheld evidence in his case

African-American man wins 13 million in federal civil rights lawsuit

By Makkada B. Selah

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President Obama’s Approval Rating Drops Seven Points

Americans blame the president for recent sequester in Washington.

Poll respondents agree that Obama and Democrats failed to come to agreement with Republicans.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Jesse Jackson Jr. Pleads Guilty In Campaign Case

Former Illinois representative admits to stealing campaign funds.

Jackson faces 46 to 57 months in prison and up to $100,000 in fines.

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She’s Back! Robin Roberts Returns to GMA on February 20

Popular anchor will be returning to her post on a limited schedule

Anchor Robin Roberts will make miraculous return starting February 20th

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Employers Fire Workers After Showing Support for Obamacare

Companies across the country fire employees for supporting Obama and Obamacare initiatives.

Employers across the country exercise their right to fire employees for political affiliation.

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3 Tech Practices to Abide By in 2013

Tech-life expert maps out tech resolutions you should keep

Tech-life expert Stephanie Humphrey provides 3 tips to making sure you start 2013 off the…

By Janel Martinez

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How the Fiscal Cliff Deal Affects Small Businesses

The Fiscal Cliff deal is bittersweet for small businesses

While some provisions are helpful, not all are in favor of small business owners

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10 Reasons Why People of Color Should Care About Sequestration

Fiscal Cliff Deal May Extend Tax Cuts

Is this the deal either side wanted?

Lawmakers are seeking to avert more than $600 billion in tax increases and spending cuts…

By Black Enterprise

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Chris Brown and Rihanna: Does Love Truly Conquer All?

Are Chris Brown and Rihanna experiencing true love?

Yes, by now, I’m sure you’ve seen the photos of Chris Brown and Rihanna sitting,…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Jazz Saxophonist’s Daughter One of Victims in Conn. School Shooting

Her older brother also attended the school but was unharmed in the incident.

The New York Amsterdam News is reporting that jazz saxophonist Jimmy Greene’s daughter was one…

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Florida City Commissioner Apologizes for Racist Facebook Post

City commissioner mocked Obama, blacks and Latinos on his Facebook page

John Sims apologized publicly after making a racially-charged Facebook post

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Got Multiple Passions? Top Careers Perfect For You

How you can incorporate many aptitudes into your dream job

Here’s how you can actually make being a Jane of Many Trades an asset.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Q&A: 7 Minutes With Spike Lee

(Barely) talking jazz, education and scoring films with Spike Lee

A brief conversation with Spike Lee.

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Susan Rice Withdraws Name From Consideration for Secretary of State

What do you think of her decision?

Rice said the process would be disruptive to the country.

By Black Enterprise

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Landlord Threatens to Raise Rent on Obama Supporters

Landlord rages against Obama's 'continued assault on small business'

Do you think your landlord is an Obama hater?

By Makkada B. Selah

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Council Says Black Women Must Stand up for Susan Rice

Do you think Ambassador Susan Rice is being treated unfairly?

“Time to stand up for Susan!”

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In Ghana, the World’s Most Religious Country, Non-Believers Struggle to Find Their Place

Ghana is the world's most devout nation.

Businesses begin their days with morning prayers in Ghana.

By Laurence Afums

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‘Voice of Elmo’ Kevin Clash’s Abuse Accuser Recants Underage Sex Claim

Did you believe Clash was guilty of engaging in sex with a minor?

Did you believe Clash was guilty of engaging in sex with a minor?

By Makkada B. Selah

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President Obama Cries While Thanking Campaign Staffers

'You are going to do just amazing things,' he said

‘You are going to do just amazing things,’ he said

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President Obama Re-Elected to Second Term

The president prevails in a close race

The president prevails in a close race

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Oh, So Now it’s a Black Thing, Republicans?

Republican states that Colin Powell's endorsement of President Obama is racially motivated

Republican states that Colin Powell’s endorsement of President Obama is racially motivated

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EXCLUSIVE: Mitt Romney Talks Black Unemployment, Voters and Entrepreneurs

Republican presidential challenger details platform to strengthen nation’s economy

President Obama’s Republican challenger talks about his platform to advance America

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Obama, Romney Position Themselves for Final 2 Weeks of Battle

Where will these candidates focus their energy?

Neck -and neck in recent polls, President Barack Obama and Republican Challenger Mitt Romney squared…

By Derek T. Dingle

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The 5 Best President Obama and Mitt Romney Spoof Videos

Which of these is your favorite?

Which of these is your favorite?

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Apollo Uptown Hall Series Presents Free Presidential Debate Viewing Party

Black Enterprise Business Report Correspondent Shannon Lanier to lead Q&A discussion of Obama v. Romney Round 2

The Apollo Theater will present the second event in its newly launched Apollo Uptown Hall…

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The Importance of Communities, Mentors in Our Youth’s Lives

Mentors will play a very large role in the future of our children

Mentors will play a very large role in the future of our children

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Last Week in Politics: Obama Wins and Loses in the Same Week

Campaign cash and the presidential debate were last week's highlights

Campaign cash and the presidential debate were last week’s highlights

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Where Was President Obama on Wednesday Night?

That wasn't the Obama I've seen in past debates

That wasn’t the Obama I’ve seen in past debates

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“Let’s Move” Slammed by Kansas High School Students

850 calorie lunches not enough for these growing Kansas high school students

850 calorie lunches not enough for these growing Kansas high school students

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Mitt Romney Secret Video: Obama Voters ‘Dependent on Government’

Romney makes inflammatory claims against Obama supporters

Romney makes inflammatory claims against Obama supporters

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Russell Simmons to Jay-Z: “Support Occupy Wall Street”

Simmons schools Jay-Z on the OWS movement

Simmons schools Jay-Z on the OWS movement

By Sasha King

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President Obama Officially Accepts Nomination at DNC

"I'm no longer just the candidate, I'm the President," said Obama

“I’m no longer just the candidate, I’m the President,” said Obama

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Michelle Obama: ‘Barack is Still That Leader’ From Four Years Ago

The first lady previews her DNC address in Charlotte, North Carolina

The first lady previews her DNC address in Charlotte, North Carolina

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Olympian Gabby Douglas Set To Launch A Gymnastics Tour

The tour begins September 8th in San Jose, California

The tour begins September 8th in San Jose, California

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FAMU Halftime to Replace Marching Band With Musical Artists

After hazing death of drum major, university makes vital changes

After hazing death of drum major, university makes vital changes

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Toure Apologizes For N-Word Use In Mitt Romney Discussion

MSNBC host said Romney was trying to "nigger**e" Obama

MSNBC host said Romney was trying to “nigger**e” Obama

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Toure Under Fire For Race-Baiting Comments About Romney

Will MSNBC punish Toure for his comments?

Will MSNBC punish Toure for his comments?

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VP Joe Biden Tells Black Crowd: “Romney Will Put You Back In Chains”

Did the vice president put his foot in his mouth again?

Did the vice president put his foot in his mouth again?

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Opinion: Opposing Gay Marriage Doesn’t Make You A Christian

Chick-fil-A and its supporters are replacing misguided values for civil liberties

Chick-fil-A and its supporters are replacing misguided values for civil liberties

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Condoleezza Rice: “Gabby Douglas Is A Black Hero”

The former secretary of state says she is thrilled for the Olympic gold medalist.

The former secretary of state says she is thrilled for the Olympic gold medalist.

By Black Enterprise

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Racist Tweets About Obamas Lands Public Official In Trouble

Heidi Wys claims she is not racist despite language in her tweets.

Heidi Wys claims she is not racist despite language in her tweets.

By Black Enterprise

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Opinion: How Obama Has Failed Small and Minority Business

Has President Barack Obama done enough for small and minority business growth?

The Obama administration has been a total failure when it comes to small and minority…

By Raynard Jackson

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Business Owners Disapprove of Obama’s Performance in New Poll

59 percent of business owners disapprove of Obama's job performance.

59 percent of business owners disapprove of Obama’s job performance.

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Sylvia Woods, Soul Food Queen, Dies at 86

The legendary Harlem restauranteur Sylvia Woods dies at 86

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Why is Morally Questionable Behavior More Celebrated Than Drama-Free Success?

Columnist Raynard Jackson says successful businessmen like David Steward have a bigger impact on society than Kanye West minus the fame. Agree?

Columnist Raynard Jackson says successful businessmen like David Steward have a bigger impact on society…

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Earvin Magic Johnson Launches New Network Aspire

The basketball champion expands his business portfolio with a network featuring programming for African American audiences

The basketball champion expands his business portfolio with a network featuring programming for African American…

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Black Enterprise Unites with African-American Media Companies for #INTHEBLACK Campaign

The #INTHEBLACK initiative, which launches today, will inform the advertising community and consumer audience about black spending power

Leading African-American media entities are uniting to bring awareness of black buying power to large…

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Advocating for Fathers: Men Across the Country Seek to Defy Negative Stereotypes

Black men take leadership to shed positive light on today's patriarchs

President Obama’s Fatherhood Buzz initiative seeks to shed a positive light on America’s men, with…

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Barbara Graves was a indispensible business partner as well as life partner of Earl Graves Sr. Whether serving as chief editor of Black Enterprise magazine, a member of the board, or his personal speechwriter, she was his best friend, his right hand, his chief and most valued advisor.

WATCH: Earl G. Graves, Sr. Remembers His Beloved Wife, Barbara Kydd Graves

In a loving tribute, Black Enterprise founder Earl G. Graves, Sr. pays tribute to his wife, Barbara Kydd Graves

In a loving tribute, Black Enterprise founder Earl G. Graves, Sr. remembers his wife, Barbara…

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Mr. and Mrs. Graves enjoy some time away together.

Celebrating the Life of Barbara Graves, Wife of Black Enterprise Publisher Earl Graves, Sr.

Remembering the life and family moments of Barbara Graves, who passed on May 25, 2012, after three-year battle with gall bladder cancer

Remembering the life and family moments of Barbara Graves, who passed on May 25, 2012,…

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Barbara Graves, Wife of Black Enterprise Founder Earl Graves Sr., Dies

Family matriarch was a guiding force of Black Enterprise and a quiet source of strength and inspiration

Family matriarch and a guiding force of Black Enterprise, Barbara Eliza Graves succumbed early this…

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Jay-Z Backs Obama’s Gay Marriage Stance

The music mogul came out in support of the president's position on same-sex marriage in a recent interview with CNN

Brooklyn-born rapper Jay-Z cosigned President Obama’s decision to support gay marriage in an interview with…

By Janel Martinez

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Would Jesse Jackson Have Been a Better Black President than Obama?

Raynard Jackson takes a critical look at why Obama’s rise was historic, but not transformational for the Black community

Before Barack Obama there was Jesse Jackson. Here’s a look at the lasting impact Jesse…

By Raynard Jackson

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NEW YORK YANKEES APPAREL: As a native New Yorker, Jay-Z has long been a supporter of the hometown Yankees, sporting the MLB team’s baseball cap in countless photos. On his 1999 single, “Do It Again (Put Ya Hands Up),” he famously rhymes, “Hat cocked can't see his eyes, who could it be?/With that new blue Yankee on, who but me?” Jay-Z’s continued support of the Bronx Bombers may have inspired more hip-hop fans to reach for a Yankees fitted, with apparel maker New Era stating that sales had risen 20% each year leading into 1999, but more than likely the sports team’s brand was catapulted by their 27 World Series Pennants, including one in 2000. However, last year Jay-Z did help move some of their products when he announced limited edition co-branded merchandise for sale at Yankee Stadium, including a special All-Black Everything Yankees baseball cap via New Era, which featured design nods to his The Blueprint 3 album and a $50 price tag.

New York Post Columnist Phil Mushnick Unapologetic About Using N-Word

The columnist suggests the Brooklyn Nets change their name to the “New York Ni-----,” and criticizes part-owner Jay-Z

New York Post columnist Phil Mushnick continues to stand by his racially volatile remarks about…

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Notorious B.I.G. once rhymed, "There’s rules to this stuff. I wrote me a manual."  Though it applied to a different type of game, Christopher Wallace was on to something. Now that the 2012 NFL Draft is over, many players will need a guide to  keep them out of the gossip blogs, tabloids, and bankruptcy courts. We’ve seen so many athletes come into the NFL broke and leave in the same way. It’s a cycle we must stop. So, before these athletes get caught up, perhaps they should read The Five Draft Commandments. (What!) ---Christian Law


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New Money: The Five (NFL) Draft Commandments

Rookies should heed these rules of finance and life to avoid pitfalls

With the 2012 NFL Draft complete, here are some rules of money (and life) that…

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5 Cool (Recent) Branding Moves By President Barack Obama

A look at the Commander-in-Chief's moments of swag

Here’s a snapshot into recent appearances that give the Commander-in-Chief the cool factor.

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I’ve been involved in the Republican Party for most of my adult life and continue to be amazed at the lack of interest the party shows toward the Black community. Those who have followed my writings over the years know that I have been extremely critical of the party regarding this issue. But, I have been even more critical of the individuals the party chooses to showcase as the face of Black Republicans. I find many of these individuals to be an embarrassment to me as a person of color, as well as to the Republican brand. Many of the Black faces that are trotted out in front of the cameras have absolutely no connection to the Black community.

Despite public perception there are Black Republicans who possess both political and policy expertise that the party could and should tap in to. They exemplify the best of Republican values and thoroughly understand the need for the party to be more diverse. Here are some influential Black Republicans that most folks have never heard of but should. —Raynard Jackson

10 Black Republicans You Probably Don’t Know But Should

Highlighting African Americans who represent the Republican Party and their race with pride

Herman Cain and Colin Powell are not anomalies as there are many Black Republicans of…

By Raynard Jackson

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Is George Zimmerman the New OJ Simpson? The Politics of Race & Law in America

Exploring the paralleles between two of America's most racially divided cases

After the shooting death of Trayvon martin George Zimmerman has become more hated than OJ…

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Newark Mayor Cory Booker Saves Woman in Home Fire

The mayor rescues next-door neighbor from burning home

Newark Mayor Cory Booker rescued a young woman from her burning house in the Upper…

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How the Trayvon Martin Case has Divided America

The shooting death of the Florida teen has exposed more of America's racial divide

The Grio’s David A. Love analyzes how the Trayvon Martin case has revealed racial tensions…

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Broadcasting Legend Gil Noble Dies at 80

The “Like It Is” host passed away peacefully in a hospital in Wayne, NJ on Thursday

Gil Noble, host of award-winning Sunday morning public affairs program Like It Is, passed away…

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The Hypocrisy of Democracy: Discrimination by Any Means Necessary

Questioning whether or not there really is a difference between being Democrat or Republican

With the candidates for the 2012 presidential election in place some wonder whether true democracy…

By Raynard Jackson

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Experts Say Credit Card Hack May Reoccur

Credit cards hacked, Chase charges customers twice...what's next?

Recent financial snafus like J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. accidentally charging customers twice and Global…

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Vote NOW for Black Enterprise and 50 Cent in ASME’s Cover Contest!

Help make our cover featuring rapper/entrepreneur Curtis Jackson the Reader's Choice Cover of the Year!

Voting is now open for Readers’ Choice honors in the 2012 American Society of Magazine…

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How Long Before We Forget About Trayvon Martin?

Being politically active against injustice should not be a trending topic but a lifetime mission

Following the death of Trayvon Martin everyone’s rallying for justice, but will the activism last…

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Black Enterprise Wins GLAAD Media Award

Black Enterprise magazine wins the GLAAD Award for its article examining what it means to be Black and Gay in Corporate America

Black Enterprise magazine wins the GLAAD Award for its article examining what it means to…

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WATCH: Black Enterprise Reports from the #MillionHoodieMarch for Trayvon Martin

Hundreds descend on New York's Union Square to rally around the parents of Trayvon Martin and demand justice for his murder

Hundreds descend on New York’s Union Square to rally around the parents of Trayvon Martin…

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What Kind of Man Could Trayvon Martin Have Been?

Yet another young life halted from reaching its full potential due to gun violence and racism

When George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin he not only snuffed out the 17-year-old’s…

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Opinion: Americans, Afghanistans & Random Acts of Violence

One rogue soldier killing civilians in Afghanistan should evoke more reasons for peace than more violence

The senseless killing spree by a US soldier in Afghanistan sparks a conversation on the…

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Former Rutgers Student Found Guilty On Hate Crime Charges, Faces Up to 10 Years in Prison

Ex-Rutgers student Dharun Ravi was found guilty by a New Jersey jury on Friday

Dharun Ravi, a former Rutgers University student, was convicted Friday on all 15 counts, including…

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Chinese Company Infringes On Michael Jordan’s Brand

The NBA legend and entrepreneur looks to protect his name by any means necessary—internationally

Michael Jordan responds to Chinese apparel company Qiodan Sports Company Limited infringing upon his brand…

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Whitney Houston Leaves Everything to Bobbi Kristina

The iconic singer's will pinpoints her daughter as the sole beneficiary

Whitney Houston left her entire estate to her 19-year-old daughter Bobbi Kristina, according to reports.…

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‘Kony 2012’ Campaign Takes Over Internet

The YouTube video targeting Ugandan leader Joseph Kony went viral, amassing over 7 million views

For the past few days social media feeds have been erupting with “Stop Kony” messages,…

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Professor Becomes First Black Woman to Get High Court Media Credentials

Female-owned media company also a pioneer in facilitating Supreme Court coverage

Gloria Browne-Marshall recently became the first black woman to get credentials to cover the U.S.…

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Obama Warns Iran He Won’t Take Nuclear Weapons Threat Lightly

President Obama sent a clear message to Iran: "I don't bluff"

Days before sitting down with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Barack Obama warned he…

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Senate Denies Bill Opposing Obama’s Birth Control Policy

In a 51-48 vote, the Senate killed a bill reversing the president’s birth control rule

The Senate defeated a GOP effort to overturn President Barack Obama’s policy on contraception insurance…

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11 Black Presidents Under 50 & Their Presidents’ Day Advice for Obama

Presidential advice for the Commander-in-Chief from men and women of color who hold similar titles in business

In honor of Presidents’ Day, 11 Black Presidents from the world of business share their…

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TOUR DE FORCE

Houston’s first album tour grossed nearly $4.8 million in ticket sales. Her second tour was almost as successful, grossing $4.1 million in ticket sales. Her Bodyguard tour was a huge success helping her earn a spot on Forbes' "Richest Entertainers" list. Between 1993 and 1994, Houston grossed $33 million. My Love is Your Love tour did exceptionally well internationally as the highest grossing arena concert of that year. Her last and final tour, Nothing But Love World Tour made her $36 million.

#WhitneyHouston’s Impact on Twitter

Looking at how trusted news breaks in the age of social media

Following the death of Whitney Houston Twitter exploded with RIP tweets, we explore how breaking…

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From global ambassadors to young international leaders, these 10 African women have truly showcased what…

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[RECAP] Activate Conference Wows and Inspires New York City Power Women

The Activate Conference, held Sept. 20 at the Times Center in NYC, featured speakers Keke…

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