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2015 Face List Awards Honor Pan-African Community Pioneers

Honorees include Boris and Nicole Ari Parker-Kodjoe, Ashish Thakker, Amadou G. Fall, and many more.

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Television Shows

[WATCH] Black and Sexy TV’s ‘The Couple’ in Development with HBO

Fans can watch Black and Sexy TV programming through premium subscription service

Fans can watch HBO and Black and Sexy TV programming through premium subscription service.

By Brittany Dandy

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NFL Owners Approve New Rule and Patriots Won’t Appeal Punishment

After the meeting, New England team moves away from Deflategate

Kraft and the Patriots dropped their appeal of the league’s punishment, but reigning Super Bowl…

By Michael Tolbert

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minimum wage

Los Angeles Becomes Latest City to Raise Minimum Wage to $15

City Council passes vote to increase wages to $15 an hour

Los Angeles passes a vote to increase minimum wages to $15 an hour.

By Courtney Connley

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Why We Must Continue The Work of Selma To Remake America

Top moments on the 50th anniversary of 'Bloody Sunday'

All eyes were on Selma this weekend as tens of thousands – including President Obama…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Ball State University Students Turn Retired Bus Into Civil Rights Museum

The exhibit will feature past leaders

A group of students from Ball State University have transformed a retired bus into a…

By Cristie Leondis

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Wall Street Project Summit: Rev. Jesse Jackson Celebrates MLK Legacy on Final Day

Corporate boards, Africa, and faith leaders were also a focus

Corporate boards, Africa, and faith leaders were the focus of the final day of the…

By Raqiyah Mays

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Former FAMU Band Member Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Hazing Death

Florida judge grants prison time to former HBCU band member

A Florida judge sentenced Dante Martin to six years in prison for the 2011 hazing…

By Courtney Connley

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Johannesburg Remains Africa’s Most Visited City

City had approximately 4.3 million international overnight visitors in 2014

City had approximately 4.3 million international overnight visitors in 2014, according to report.

By Kimberly Wilson

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Time Warner, Cablevision To Increase Surcharges To Sports Packages In 2015

Two companies among several to follow suit

Time Warner, Cablevision, DirecTV are just a few who will be increasing surcharges for pay-TV…

By Kevin L. Clark (@KevitoClark)

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Sony Pictures Hires Crisis Expert Judy Smith for PR Help

The real-life Olivia Pope will help the studio repair its reputation

Sony Pictures hires Judy Smith to help repair their reputation following a recent hacking incident.

By Courtney Connley

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VH1 Says No Domestic Violence, But Yes To Female Battery?

Network condemns men hitting women but allows brawling among female cast members

VH1 aired a public service announcement to make sure viewers knew that the network is…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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When Branding Goes Wrong: Texas Women Name PR Firm ‘Strange Fruit’

PR firm chooses to change name and apologizes

Two businesswomen named Texas PR firm Strange Fruit, causing backlash via social media in the…

By Essence Gant

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John Legend Hires Food Trucks For New York Protesters

Backed by his wife, the two help feed protesters in NYC

Ohio native and Grammy award singer, John Legend, along with his wife, hired food trucks…

By Kevin L. Clark (@KevitoClark)

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Petition Calls For Nature’s Classroom To End School Slavery Reenactments

Focus of school trip faces controversy that dates back 40 years

James and Sandra Bakers say their 12-year-old daughter was forced to play a cotton-picking slave…

By Kevin L. Clark (@KevitoClark)

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Black Enterprise 100s Business Icon Herman J. Russell Has Died

Business legend built the nation's largest black-owned real-estate and construction firm, and much of the Atlanta skyline

Herman J. Russell, who built the nation’s largest black-owned construction and real estate firm, died…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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#PointerGate Goes Viral on Twitter

Assumptions about hand gestures goes totally awry

Mayor Betsy Hodges has come under fire by local law enforcement as she is said…

By Kevin L. Clark (@KevitoClark)

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Making History: Republican Sen. Tim Scott’s Journey to Re-election

Scott first African-American senator to win election in the South since Reconstruction

South Carolina’s Tim Scott on Tuesday became the first African-American senator to win election in…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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President-Obama

Millennial Votes Are Seemingly Up For Grabs

Harvard Youth Polls releases report with significant findings

Harvard Youth Poll finds over half of millennials that will be “definitely” voting prefer Republican-run…

By Cristie Leondis

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On the Move: Black Enterprise Names Derek T. Dingle and Alfred Edmond Jr. as Co-Chief Content Officers

Dingle and Edmond to take leadership positions in expanding the company's multi-media platforms

Black Enterprise announces the new appointment of Derek T. Dingle and Alfred Edmond Jr. as…

By Courtney Connley

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change

“The only woman in the room” & how to change that by 2186

With passionate voices working every day to redefine the standard for gender equality, I believe…

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Ask Sheree: How to Manage an Overload of Work

It is very common for a busy professional to feel overwhelmed with their job commitments…

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