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Muhammad Ali

The Fight to Rename a Kentucky Airport After Muhammad Ali Continues

Robert Holmes III says the opposition to renaming the airport boils down to race and…

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Kenneth Chenault

Ken Chenault to Retire From AmEx, Leaving Just 3 Black CEOs at Fortune 500 Companies

African American CEOs in corporate America are on the verge of extinction

Ken Chenault is retiring from his role as CEO of American Express early next year,…

By Selena Hill

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Apple’s Denise Young Smith Walks Back “White, Blue-Eyed Men” Diversity Remark

There was backlash, but many also agree with Apple's diversity chief

After receiving backlash particularly across social media, Apple’s vice president of diversity and inclusion, Denise…

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The Culture of Offense is Why Black Workers Are Punished for Speaking Out

There is a problem with calling for the firing of those who have offended us, says this writer

The culture of offense normalizes and encourages employer-based punishment for offensive but non-violent comments or…

By Jared Brown

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Jay Z

Jay-Z Reportedly Interested in Buying Harvey Weinstein’s Stake in TWC

The hip-hop mogul reportedly wants his relationship with The Weinstein Company to continue and grow, reports TMZ

Jay-Z may be looking to make an investment in The Weinstein Company (TWC) in midst…

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Cummings is running for president of Liberia

This Coca-Cola Executive May Be Liberia’s Next President

Alexander Benedict Cummings has an audacious plan to rebuild Liberia

“I think that we can tap into Silicon Valley to discover ways in which Liberia…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Muhammad Ali

Petition With 14,000 Signatures to Rename Kentucky Airport After Muhammad Ali Rejected by Local Authorities

Robert Holmes III has faced an uphill battle in trying to honor the legendary boxer in his hometown

Robert Holmes III has collected 14,000 signatures in support of rename Louisville’s airport after Muhammad…

By Selena Hill

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Ursula Burns

Ex-Uber CEO Appoints Ursula Burns as Board Director in Move That ‘Completely Surprised’

Travis Kalanick's appointment of Ursula Burns to Uber board stunned the embattled tech giant

Former Xerox CEO Ursula Burns has been appointed as a board director at Uber in…

By Selena Hill

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Trump Sparks 4 Million #TakeAKnee-Related Social Media Posts

The president sparked a controversy that produced over 4 million social media posts

Trump ignited a firestorm of protest that exploded on social media. Twitter users tweeted about…

By Selena Hill

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Black Girl Magic

Nielsen Study Quantifies the Power and Influence of Black Girl Magic

African American women have a gripping influencing in mainstream culture, proving our magic is limitless

African American women are the driving force behind the total black buying power, which is…

By Selena Hill

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immigrants

Business Leaders of Color Stand Up For Immigrants and DACA

These executives are sending a strong message to their employees, customers, and Trump

Renowned business leader Paa Kwesi Nduom, chairman of ISF, along with tech execs and community…

By Selena Hill

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Jerri Devard

Office Depot Appoints Jerri Devard as New Chief Marketing Officer

The former ADT executive is bringing her talents and business acumen to Office Depot

Office Depot, Inc. has tapped former ADT executive Jerri DeVard as its new Executive Vice…

By Selena Hill

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An IBM Engineer and US Virgin Islands Native on Irma’s Destruction of Her Homeland; Beauty Through Heartache; and How You Can Help

'Beauty can endure through heartache and hard work'

Most people may believe that our heartache began after Hurricane Irma arrived but it started…

By Samara Lynn

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Starbucks

Rosalind “Roz” Brewer Tapped As New Starbucks COO

Starting in October, Brewer will lead the coffee company’s operating businesses across the Americas

Just months after joining the Starbucks board of directors, Rosalind “Roz” Brewer has been appointed…

By Selena Hill

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Vetted Organizations and Charities You Can Donate To Help the Victims of Hurricane Harvey

Everyone can do something to help

The images and video from cities and towns battered by Hurricane Harvey are heartbreaking—families…

By Samara Lynn

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Google

Google CEO Cancels Company Diversity Town-Hall Meeting

The tech giant is taking steps to curb over its latest diversity crisis

Google CEO Sundar Pichai canceled a company wide town-hall meeting to discuss diversity that was…

By Selena Hill

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reclaim

Career Lessons from Auntie Maxine: Reclaim Your Time Like A Boss

A lesson in career building from women who persisted

Maxine Walters’ refusal to back down inspired women to cut through the bull and stand…

By Selena Hill

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Valerie Jarrett (Image: Lyft)

Valerie Jarrett Appointed to Lyft Board of Directors

The company cites that the reason for adding Jarrett is to add new skill sets and perspectives.

Lyft has recently appointed former Senior Advisor to President Obama and Assistant to the President…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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What You Need to Know: The Republican Budget and Its ‘Assault on the American Dream’

Education Trust denounces cuts to programs that increase social mobility

If you’re planning to start or continue your college education this fall, or have children…

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Michelle Gadsden-Williams Joins Accenture as Diversity Lead

She brings over 20 years of experience as a diversity advocate and leader

In 2010, Gadsden-Williams was presented the Maya Way Award for Diversity Leadership by Dr. Maya…

By Samara Lynn

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How To

Equifax hack

After 143 Million Left Vulnerable by Equifax Hack, Here’s What You Can Do

The Equifax hack could be the largest data theft involving Social Security numbers, which is…

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JavaScript Developer

How She Became a Full Stack JavaScript Developer In 5 Intensive Months

My biggest lesson learned was overcoming limitations I had put on myself regarding what I…

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