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Jamaica’s Plan To Legalize Marijuana Could Open Doors for Black Entrepreneurs

Jamaican bill plans to create licensing authority for farming, distribution and sale of marijuana for…

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The Business Behind Skin Bleaching: 5 Telling Facts

On the heels of Bill Duke's 'Light Girls,' details of prevalent use come back to the forefront

Here are five quick facts you should know about the business of skin bleaching and…

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Three States Make MLK Day a Joint Holiday with Leader of the Confederate Army

States remind residents about joint holiday with signs posted on government buildings

Arkansas, Alabama and Mississippi make Martin Luther King, Jr. day a joint holiday with Confederate…

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Justice Department to Reportedly Clear Darren Wilson of Civil Rights Charges

FBI investigation reportedly finds no evidence to support charges

Justice Department to reportedly clear officer Darren Wilson of civil rights charges in the fatal…

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President Obama to Visit Selma in Honor of 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Marches

President's visit will highlight the importance of the Voting Rights Act of 1965

White House officials report that President Obama will visit Selma in honor of the 50th…

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President Obama Honored Dr. King With Day of Service

The White House takes on The Boys & Girls Club and more to honor Dr. King

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In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. National…

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Top Twitter Reactions to President Obama’s State of The Union Address

Twitter reacts to POTUS State of the Union with mixed emotions

Here are the top Twitter reactions in response to President Obama’s State of the Union…

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Donna Sims Wilson: One of the Most powerful Women in Business

The business executive shares 5 tips for small business owners

Named by Black Enterprise in 2010 as one of the most powerful women in…

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State of the Union Address: White House Gains Key Insights from Everyday Citizens Via Platform

President Obama gains key insight from citizens with engaging place to share opinions

The White House offers engaging platform to get insights from everyday citizens in prep for…

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New Entity Launches To Advance Black Male Achievement in America

The CBMA increases opportunities and access for men and boys of color

On Jan. 19th, Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, New Entity launched To Advance Black Male…

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4 Black Business Execs Talk ‘Selma for Students’ Campaign and Dr. King’s Legacy

Black business leaders talk the importance of 'Selma'

Black business executives talk “Selma for Students” campaign and the impact they hope the film…

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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…

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Young Leader Debuts Show to Tell True Story of Africa

Face2Face Africa announces its newest platform, The Sandra Appiah Show

Face2Face Africa presents the Sandra Appiah Show which will premiere this Sunday January 18th at…

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(Valerie Jarrett) Is Paid Leave a Worker’s Right or Privilege?

White House Advisor Valerie Jarrett shares her thoughts on LinkedIn

Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor to President Barack Obama and chair of the White House Council…

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Wall Street Project Economic Summit: Black Firms Continue Fight To Manage Billions in Corporate Funds

Rev. Jesse Jackson asserts 'African Americans are now at the next stage of emancipation'

It made perfect sense for BLACK ENTERPRISE to team up with Rainbow Push for this…

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Exciting News for New Yorkers: Statewide Broadband Access

Governor Cuomo will insure high-speed internet access

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s plan to intact statewide broadband access in New York is now in…

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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…

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YesWeCode’s Van Jones on The State of Silicon Valley

#YesWeCode founder thinks 2015 is the year of action

Former White House Special Advisor and #YesWeCode founder Van Jones sat with Black Enterprise during…

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[RECAP] 18th Annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit Days One and Two

Business and tech leaders spoke on diversity and inclusion

On Tuesday Jan. 13, the 18th Annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit kicked off in…

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2 Chainz Debates with Nancy Grace About the Legalization of Marijuana

Rapper goes to-to-toe with talk show host about his support of marijuana

2 Chainz debates with HLN’s Nancy Gracy about the legalization of marijuana

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[Day 2] Wall Street Project Summit: Hip Hop and Sports Take Center Stage

The panel of top industry leaders emphasized the importance of ownership

Owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, Steve Ballmer, and Ed Lover talk business and money…

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Happy Birthday Martin Luther King Jr.: 10 Riveting Civil Rights Moments That Inspire

In commemoration, take a look at iconic moments of activism from the Civil Rights Movement

Today, July 1, marks 50 years since the enactment of the Civil Rights Act on…

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Intel’s $300 Million Pledge: Tech Giant Stamps Commitment to Diversity at Wall Street Project Summit

Business and tech leaders talk programmer parity, inclusion and urban tech boom

At the 18th Annual Rainbow PUSH Economic Summit, leaders in technology pledged millions to fighting…

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8 Things You Should Know About the Boko Haram Attacks in Nigeria

A list of facts about Boko Haram and its relationship with Nigeria

A list of seven facts you should know about in regards to Boko Haram’s attacks…

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Kevin Hart Opens Up on Bill Cosby, Avoiding Controversy, and More

The "Wedding Ringer" star shares his thoughts on racism and his career

Kevin Hart opens up to the Hollywood Reporter on Bill Cosby, avoiding controversy, and how…

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[Day 1] Wall Street Project Summit: Rev. Jesse Jackson Talks Diversity with Intel and More

New York City event includes panels on inclusion, race and advancement of minorities

Hundreds attend day one of Rainbow PUSH’s Wall Street Project Economic Summit, dedicated to creating…

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Bill Cosby Show Canceled in Massachusetts

Backlash of the entertainer's sexual assault allegations continues

The Bill Cosby show was canceled in Massachusetts, as backlash continues during sexual assault scandal.

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Kamala Harris Announces U.S. Senate Bid

Harris launches campaign for Senate seat

California’s state attorney general, Kamala Harris, announces her bid to run for U.S. Senator

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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…

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Public Enemy Song Selected for NBC’s Official Super Bowl XLIX Commercial

'Harder Than You Think' will air on network

“Harder Than You Think” by Public Enemy was just selected for NBC’s official Super Bowl…

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Does Uber Discriminate Against Passengers?

Company refuses to turn over trip data to authorities in California and NYC

Uber is fast booming business that has been of late marketing itself as a relief…

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Omari Hardwick Hosts ABFF Independent

American Black Film Festival Offers Early Bird Rates

Limited time prices expire January 31

Saving money is the savvy spender’s goal, which is why Black Enterprise and Film Life…

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Ohio State Win Forces Furniture Companies to Cough up $1.5 Million

More than 500 customers got free furniture

Morris Furniture Co. ran the “Big Game Promotion,” promising customers a full refund on money…

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Proposed South Caronlina Bill Requires Schools to Teach Gun Rights Course

Newly proposed bill aims to educate South Carolina students on their Second Amendment rights

South Carolina lawmakers propose bill that will require schools to teach a gun rights course…

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Six Good Reasons You Should Attend Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit

Dynamic speakers, beach parties and more reasons why W.P.S. is a must

Black Enterprise’s Women of Power Summit is quickly approaching, and of all the empowering events you’ve ever attended, you’ve…

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Federal Judge Rules Law Against Texas Hair Braiders as Unconstitutional

Entrepreneur Isis Brantely argues that the law prevented her from opening her hair braiding school

A federal judge rules a Texas law that prevents African hair braiders from teaching students…

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$10,000 Elevator Pitch Competition: Are You a Winning Entrepreneur?

Submit a 2-3 minute video pitch to win

Many have watched Shark Tank, where contestants pitch products and businesses in hopes of garnering…

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Florida Expands Marriage Rights To Same-Sex Couples

Some 36 states now allow gay and lesbian couples the freedom to marry

Florida now joins 35 other states in granting same-sex couples the freedom to marry. This…

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Twitter Chides Media For Lack Of Coverage Over #NAACPBombing

Mainstream media didn't find the attack in Colorado Springs as important

In the wee hours of Tuesday morning, January 6, of the new year, a bomb,…

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FBI Investigates an Explosion Near Colorado Springs NAACP Office

Investigators work to determine if the local NAACP chapter was the intended target

The FBI investigates an explosion near a Colorado Springs NAACP office

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Phylicia Rashad Defends Bill Cosby Amid Rape Claims

Rashad says the allegations are a part of a larger plot to end Cosby's career

Phylicia Rashad breaks her silence and comes to Bill Cosby’s defense amid rape allegations

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Ferguson Grand Juror Sues St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch

Grand juror suing for court permission to speak publicly about the Michael Brown case

A grand juror from the Michael Brown case is suing St. Louis County prosecutor for…

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“Purpose & Pearls” Kicks off Women of Power Summit

Black Enterprise expands on the New Year tradition of burning the unwanted

The power in burning the unwanted is often at the center of New Year traditions.…

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More Women and Minorities Included in New Congress

A total of 96 racial minorities will serve in the new Congress

The new Congress that convenes Tuesday, January 6th will include more women and minorities than…

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The Best Cities For People Under 35

New York City holds the number one spot to work, live and play for millennials

New York City, Arlington, Texas, and San Francisco are the top three American cities for…

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Actress Tasha Smith Confirmed for ABFF

Seasoned actress to teach workshops at American Black Film Festival

Actress Tasha Smith is confirmed to teach an acting master class at the 2015 American…

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Nigerian Businesswoman Beats Oprah As the World’s Richest Black Woman

Folorunsho Alakija net worth reaches an estimate $7.3 billion

With an estimated net worth of $7.3 billion, Nigerian businesswoman Folorunsho Alakija beats out Oprah…

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Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton Named Most Admired People of 2014

Despite the ups and downs in popularity numbers, Obama and Clinton are most admired amongst Americans

President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton top the list as most admired people of 2014

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Washington Redskins Face Largest Home Game Protest Over Name And Mascot

More than 100 people came out to protest the team

At the last home game of the season for the Washington Redskins, more than 100…

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President Obama Signs Law That Increases Opportunities for Women Businesses

Sole women entrepreneurs to receive greater level of access to federal contracts

President Obama has signed a law that seeks to level the playing field for women-owned…

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From 1999 Cover Subjects: 3 Hip-Hop Business Leaders and Where They Are Now

20 years later, these music executives are still on top of their game

In the December 1999 issue of Black Enterprise, these three hip-hop moguls were featured as…

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Another One Gone: Twitter Mourns The Loss Of Antonio Martin

Facts are muddied, but anger is deeply present

Angry clashes have sparked again, this time in Berkeley, Missouri, which is just miles from…

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Department of Justice Outlines Protections for Transgender Workers

Attorney General Eric Holder prohibits workplace discrimination of transgender individuals

Attorney General Eric Holder announces new memo that protects transgender individuals from workplace discrimination

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Pharrell Williams Embroils YouTube In Billion-Dollar Lawsuit

Global Music Rights represents the 'Happy' performer in the matter

Video-sharing site, YouTube, could potentially be facing a billion-dollar lawsuit over music rights. Legal teams…

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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.

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President Obama Makes History, Calls on Only Female Reporters at News Conference

POTUS becomes the first to only acknowledge women journalists at White House

President Obama becomes the first president to call on only female reporters at a White…

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Muhammad Ali In Hospital With Pneumonia

The 72-year-old former champion is expected to make a speedy recovery

The former three-time heavyweight champion, Muhammad Ali in hospital suffering from pneumonia. The popular pugilist…

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United States In Talks To End Embargo Against Cuba

Obama and Castro plan to resume long withstanding trade talks

With President Barack Obama final term in office, the Commander-in-Chief attempts to formalize his legacy…

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Lifetime to Release Destiny’s Child Biopic

'Yes' and 'No' rumors of Destiny's Child movie still fueling

Amid the Sony scandal, an email regarding former Destiny’s Child manager Matthew Knowles pitching a…

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Civil Rights Group Starts Petition to Get Sony Executive Fired

Color of Change petitions to get Amy Pascal terminated for leaked email comments

Civil rights group, ColorOfChange.org, has started an online petition to get Sony executive, Amy Pascal,…

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Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz Pens Open Letter About Race, Ferguson And Injustice

The company wants to create opportunities for the community

Starbucks CEO is an advocate for taking on big issues with even bigger solutions. Howard…

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George Stinney: Pronounced Innocent 70 Years After His Death

The African American boy was executed at the age of just 14

George Stinney was 14-years-old at the time of his execution in 1944. 70 years ago,…

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The Obama’s Open Up About Their Personal Experiences With Racism

POTUS admits to being mistaken as a waiter at a black-tie event

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama get candid about their personal encounters with racial…

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[RECAP] Twitter Chat: Real Talk on Millennials, Diversity and Today’s Business Landscape

Rev. Jesse Jackson and Lincoln Stephens weigh in on top issues

Black Enterprise hosted a Twitter chat: Real Talk on Millennials, Diversity and Today’s Business Landscape…

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Trayvon Martin’s Brother Celebrates Graduating From College

Jahvaris Fulton, 22, earned his BS in Information Technology

The tragic events that have been rooted in judgment and ignorance have claimed the lives…

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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…

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Spelman College Suspends Cosby Endowed Professorship Indefinitely

Spelman becomes the latest institution to end their relationship with Bill Cosby

Spelman College suspends the Cosby Chair for Humanities program indefinitely amid sexual assault allegations

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Study: Black Girls with Darker Skin Tone Suspended at Higher Rates Than Their Peers

Study shows that disciplinary actions differ based on a young girl's race and complexion

Study shows that black girls are suspended at higher rates than their peers, especially if…

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Camille Cosby Breaks Silence In Released Statement

Entertainer's wife asks, "Who is the victim?"

Bill Cosby’s wife, Camille Cosby, finally releases a statement pertaining to the sexual allegations flooding…

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Columbia, Harvard and Georgetown Law Students Request Exam Delays After Garner and Brown Decisions

Law students express how the grand jury decisions have impacted their studies

Columbia, Harvard and Georgetown Law students request exam extensions in light of the Garner and…

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The 10 Most Dangerous Jobs in America

Would you risk your life for a job?

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While the on-the-job fatality rate has been on the decline since 2012, certain occupations…

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‘Jazz In The Gardens’ Returns Featuring Maxwell, R.Kelly and Toni Braxton

Attendees will indulge in three days of a jam-packed weekend with a star lineup

What a difference a decade makes. The 10th Annual Jazz in the Gardens returns where…

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These Men Spent 27 Years in Prison for a Crime They Did Not Commit

The two brothers and childhood friend are finally exonerated

In 1975, three young men were wrongfully convicted of the murder of a Cleveland salesman…

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Kobe Bryant Passes Michael Jordan On NBA All-Time Scorer’s List

The Black Mamba ranks third above with 32,293 points

The NBA world witnessed another great moment in Kobe Bryant history, as Kobe Bryant passes…

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The Highest-Paid Black Athletes

Here are the top 10 superstars racking in the most money this year

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The Forbes 2014 World’s Highest-Paid Athletes list named the 100 athletes raking in the…

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BE Launches New Women of Power Website

WOP online shares inspiring news on women and business

We can hardly wait for the Women of Power Summit in March, and judging by all…

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Miss Jessie’s Co-Founder Titi Branch Dead At 45

There's no official confirmation on how she passed away

Miss Jessie’s co-founder Titi Branch, 45, has died. No confirmation on cause of death, however,…

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Black Lives Matter: Staffers Walk Out of Congress in Protest

Effort reportedly spearheaded by Congressional Black Associates

Congressional staffers walked out in a hands up protest after grand jury decisions in Eric…

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Beverly Johnson Writes Essay Saying Bill Cosby Drugged Her

The legendary supermodel explains her incident in Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair published an essay from supermodel Beverly Johnson where she discloses an incident with…

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Jay Z Meets with New York Governor to Discuss Criminal Justice Reform

Leaders meet to discuss social issues and legislative reform

Jay Z and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo meet to discuss changes that need to…

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[WATCH] Black Lives Matter: Millennial Leader Takes Dynamic Stand with ‘Dear America’

Princeton student Alex Ford urges youth to unify in working toward changing America

Princeton student, Alex Ford, discusses race, justice, police brutality and the concept of American equality…

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Senate Report Finds CIA Interrogation Techniques Brutal

Prisoners subject to a series of near-drowning experiences, among other torture tactics

The Senate Intelligence Committee released a report that shows the C.I.A. interrogation techniques are brutal.

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Justice Department: Michael Brown’s Death a Homicide

Federal report marks the third autopsy done in the case

Newly released findings from a Justice Department autopsy rules Michael Brown’s death to still be…

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BILLIE HOLIDAY, 44:  Born Eleanora Fagan, Holiday was a noted jazz singer who shifted the musical landscape of her genre in the 1940s and garnered critical acclaim as a result. However, her long-stemming drug and drinking problems caught up to Holiday and her health began to deteriorate. By May 31, 1959, she was checked into the hospital due to complications with her liver and heart disease. She never checked out and passed away July 17, 1959 at the age of 44.

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…

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Business Titan and Innovator William Mays Dies at 69

The "King of Chemicals" built one of the largest minority-owned companies

Business titan William Mays died on Dec. 4 at age 69 in Indianapolis. He leaves…

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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…

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UC Berkeley Black Student Union Holds 4.5 Hour Campus Sit-In

Student leaders shut down campus cafe as they rally for justice

Student leaders from UC Berkeley’s Black Student Union hold a 4.5 hour campus sit-in in…

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Twitter Eulogizes Eric Garner With #ICantBreathe

Shocked and dismayed, public unites behind a human rights cause

Another grand jury verdict, another sad tragedy. Twitter eulogizes the late Eric Garner with the…

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Stevie Wonder Emabraking on Songs in the Key of Life Tour

Honoring Leadership with the Nation’s Highest Civilian Honor: The Presidential Medal of Freedom

Stevie Wonder among honorees at the White House ceremony

Highlights of the ceremony included a few well-placed and lighthearted remarks, compliments of President Obama.…

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Justice Department Discovers Pattern of Excessive Force by Cleveland Police

The city and department agree to invoke changes

The Justice Department and the city of Cleveland will join to reform the division of…

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Study Shows White People Overestimate the Amount of Crimes Committed by Blacks

Study compares the perceived percentage of crimes to the actual number of crimes committed by blacks

Study shows that black people commit less crimes than white people assume

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Eric Holder to Hold Roundtable Meetings in Five Cities

The Attorney General plans to visit five more cities to encourage community.

Attorney General Eric Holder plans to visit five more cities as part of the justice…

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LeBron James Doesn’t Want All-Star In Cleveland, But Does Cleveland?!

Is King James just joking or being very honest?

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are on a roll, as the team have collectively…

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Small Businesses Favor Minimum Wage Increase says National Poll

Chicago Lawmakers Vote for Minimum Wage Increase

City council votes to increase minimum wage rates to $13 by 2019

Chicago’s City Council votes to increase minimum wage to $13 by the middle of 2019

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Newseum to Put Items from Ferguson News Coverage on Display

Museum's collection will include more than a dozen items from Ferguson coverage

The Newseum announces the display of a new collection featuring more than a dozen items…

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Will Smith To Join Margot Robbie And Jared Leto In ‘Suicide Squad’

The Fresh Prince of DC Comics joins the Dark Side

Warner Bros. threw its gauntlet into the ring versus Marvel when they announced their own…

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Chris Rock Slams Hollywood: “It’s A White Industry”

The legendary comic expresses his truth about Tinsel Town

The growing hype for Chris Rock’s latest cinematic effort has found the funny man making…

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Grand Jury Decides Not to Indict Officers in Eric Garner’s Death

Unarmed man's death ruled a homicide, but policeman will not face charges

The police responsible for killing 29-year-old Eric Garner will not be indicted, according to a…

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Michael Brown’s Stepfather Apologizes For Incendiary Comments

38-year-old Louis Head is under criminal investigation

Louis Head, the impassioned stepfather of the late Michael Brown, is currently under criminal investigation…

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NBA All-Star Uniforms To Pay Tribute To NYC Basketball

Will these jerseys sell like hotcakes?

Adidas and the NBA unveiled the 2015 NBA All-Star Uniforms for the upcoming game, which…

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Lawmakers do ‘Hands U, Don’t Shoot’ Gesture on House Floor

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus talk Ferguson and America's justice system

Lawmakers hold discussion on the House Floor about the issues in Ferguson and the need…

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Yale Black Law Students Speak Out on Their Outrage in Ferguson Decision

Student leaders pen a statement demanding a federal indictment of Darren Wilson

Student leaders from Yale Law School’s Black Law Association pen a statement expressing their outrage…

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President Obama to Invest in More Police Body Cameras

White House creates new initiative to fund 50,000 body cameras for police officials

President Obama to invest in more police body cameras and law enforcement training

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Obama Hosted a Series of Meetings on Violence in St. Louis

The president held a string of gatherings at the White House focused on the hostility in Ferguson

President Obama held a string of meetings at the White House on Dec. 1 to…

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‘Just Been Tested’ Website Promotes HIV/AIDS Testing And Awareness

Right on time for World AIDS Day

To commemorate this year’s World AIDS Day, we here at Black Enterprise are hoping to…

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World AIDS Day: 5 Facts That Everyone Should Know

Have you or your loved ones gone out to get tested?

Dec. 1, 2014 marks the annual celebration known around the globe as World AIDS Day.…

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UMass-Amherst and Temple University End Relationship With Bill Cosby

Comedian steps down from his position at both universities

University of Massachusetts-Amherst and Temple University end their relationship with alumni Bill Cosby.

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After 4 Years of Being Missing, Young Boy is Finally Found in Georgia

He was found behind false walls in his father's home

Four years after being reported missing, the 13-year-old young boy was found in Jonesboro, Georgia,…

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Reports: GOP Staffer Elizabeth Lauten to Resign After Comments on Obama’s Daughters

Republican staffer engaged in cyber bullying Sasha and Malia Obama

According to reports, Republican staffer, Elizabeth Lauten, engaged in cyber-bullying with Sasha and Malia Obama.…

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The 10 Biggest News Stories of 2014

Let’s take a look at the top moments from this year

There are the ten biggest news stories of 2014, from the disappearance of the Malaysian…

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UPDATE: B. Smith, Reported Missing, Found in New York City

Past Women of Power Legacy Award winner dealing with Alzheimer's

Restauranteur, author and TV host battling Alzheimer’s last seen Tuesday, Nov. 25.

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#NotOneDime: Activists Demand Boycott of Black Friday

After grand jury decision in Ferguson, some urge consumers not to shop on big day for retailers

After grand jury decision in the Michael Brown shooting case, activists on social media are…

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Al Sharpton Responds to Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

Activist makes it clear that the decision will not be the end in a fight for justice

Rev. Al Sharpton traveled to Ferguson to hold a press conference in response to the…

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Lincoln University President Resigns

Robert Jennings steps down from leadership position following backlash from rape comments

Lincoln University President Robert Jennings announces his resignation

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Iconic Artist and Humanitarian Annie Lee Dies at 79

The internationally acclaimed woman was known for her faceless paintings

Artist Annie Lee passed away on November 24th at age 79, leaving behind her daughter,…

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Darren Wilson Can Still Face Consequences Despite Grand Jury Decision

Officer in teen's shooting death can still face other federal and state investigations

Despite the grand jury’s decision to not file charges against Darren Wilson, the officer can…

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LGBT Civil Rights Group Reacts To Missouri Grand Jury Decision

Now is the time to organize and educate the masses on police brutality, militarization and criminal justice reform

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The National Black Justice Coalition, the nation’s leading civil rights organization dedicated to empowering…

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[PERSPECTIVES]: Bill Cosby: Innocent or Guilty?

Allegations have been part of public record for almost 20 years

Whether the allegations about Bill Cosby are true or false, the star does have a…

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[REACTIONS] Aftermath of Jury Decision in Michael Brown Case

Public opinion ranges from indifference to outrage to support of Darren Wilson, who will not face charges

Image: FacebookA grand jury in Ferguson, Mo., decided tonight that Darren Wilson will not face charges…

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Darren Wilson Will Not Be Charged in Michael Brown Shooting

Prosecutor Robert McCulloch says jury found 'no probable cause'

A grand jury in Ferguson, Mo., has decided Darren Wilson will not be indicted in…

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TMZ’s Marion Barry Headline Sparks Change.Org Petition

Outrage ensues after popular news site calls deceased leader, 'Crack Mayor'

Popular Website TMZ facing backlash after publishing questionable Marion Barry headline.

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Spanking: Acceptable Discipline or Child Abuse?

New poll shows 52% of families believe any physical punishment it’s abuse

Families seem divided almost down the middle on the issue of whether spanking is an…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Ex-NBC Employee Admits to Helping Bill Cosby Pay Women Off

Frank Scotti alleges he helped entertainer send up to $2,000 a month to women

Ex-NBC employee alleges he helped Bill Cosby pay off women who he had sexual relations…

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Should Darren Wilson Be Negotiating Resignation From Ferguson Police?

Main suspect in Mike Brown's death wants out

With the grand jury soon to offer their verdict, all eyes are on Darren Wilson,…

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Former Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry Dead at 78

Leader triumphed over drug scandal and served communities for decades

According to reports, former Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry has died. He was 78 years…

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TipHub To Hold Inaugural Diaspora Demo Day in Washington, D.C.

The showcase will feature speakers and pitches pegged to the diaspora

(Image: TipHub)TipHub, an innovation factory that provides startup assistance and services, has announced that it…

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RECAP: Who’s Who of Entertainment Gather to Celebrate ‘The Good Life,’ with Lexus

Black Enterprise hosts lifestyle event in the heart of Chelsea, New York City

Black Enterprise hosted The Good Life event, sponsored by Lexus, gathering top entertainers and influencers…

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Tiger Woods Slams ‘Golf Digest’ Magazine For Misreported Story

The Hall of Fame golfer was irate about the satirical piece

Future Hall of Famer Tiger Woods recently lashed out at fellow legend, Dan Jenkins, over…

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NBC Nixes Show While TV Land Pulls All ‘Cosby Show’ Episodes

More trouble stems from sexual assault allegations

NBC and TV Land both have left the Bill Cosby business, as the latter pulled…

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Dwight Howard Being Investigated For Child Abuse

The 28-year-old is accused of abusing 7-year-old child

Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard might be living it up at the top of the…

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Actress Janice Dickinson Accuses Cosby; Netflix Shelves Special

Another accusation while Netflix pulls the plug on actor's latest

Model and former reality TV star Janice Dickinson has just come out to join numerous…

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Don Lemon Sparks Outrage After Interview with Alleged Rape Victim

CNN host asks controversial questions of latest woman to speak out in Cosby scandal

Don Lemon has sparked outrage with his latest interview with Joan Tarshis, a publicist who…

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Lifetime’s Aaliyah Biopic No. 2 Cable Telepic of the Year

Film, which faced staunch criticism, got 3.2 million viewers during premiere

Despite many negative reactions and controversy, Lifetime’s Aaliyah biopic had 3.2 million viewers, making it…

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Whoopi Goldberg Skeptical About Bill Cosby Rape Allegations

"I have a lot of questions for the lady," host says.

The legendary comedian, Whoopi Goldberg, is skeptical about her friend Bill Cosby and allegations of…

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President Obama Pushes for Greater Innovation in the Classroom

Obama implements new initiative to foster more technology in classrooms

President Obama hosts White House event to push for greater technology usage in the classroom

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New Study: White People Believe Blacks To Be ‘Magic’

Research finds a "super-humanization" bias toward people of color

A paper published by Social Psychological and Personality Science writes that White people demonstrate a…

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First Openly Gay Player, Michael Sam, Covers GQ Magazine

Co-Defensive Player of the Year nabs spot on 'Men of the Year 2014' list

The former St. Louis Ram defensive back, Michael Sam, has been named as a ‘Men…

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Harvard and University of North Carolina Sued Over Affirmative Action Policies

Lawsuit claims both university policies discriminate against white and Asian American students

A Texas-based nonprofit files a lawsuit against the affirmative action policies at Harvard and University…

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Carver Bancorp’s CEO Deborah C. Wright To Retire

President and COO Michael T. Pugh named her successor effective January 1, 2015

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After 15 years of service at Carver Bancorp, Inc. (holding company for Carver Federal…

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First Black PGA Golfer Earns Presidential Medal of Freedom

Charles L. Sifford has a legacy as an exemplary pioneer in the sport

President Obama to award Medal of Freedom to Charles L. Sifford, a black pioneer in…

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Obama Administration Offers Extension for No Child Left Behind Act Waivers

POTUS educational policies set to extend beyond his presidential term

Obama administration issues No Child Left Behind Act waiver renewals to states

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Prison Programmers: Inmates At San Quentin Learn How To Code

The Last Mile offers technical skill and know-how to those who desire it

With an 85% recidivism rate, inmates at San Quentin are said to have no hope…

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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…

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Twitter Celebrates Black Love As Solange Knowles Marries Alan Ferguson

Jay Z, Beyoncé and Blue Ivy were present for New Orleans wedding

New Orleans was a hotspot as Solange Knowles got married at the Marigny Opera House…

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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…

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Adam Silver Responds To NBPA Chief Michele Roberts

The NBA Commissioner defends salary cap

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver defends the salary cap in his response to NBPA Union Chief…

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White House Issues Report on Challenges Women of Color Face

Report highlight the progress made and challenges faced by women of color

White House releases new report that outlines ways to improve opportunities for women of color

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Application Launch for 2015-2016 White House Fellows

President Obama and the First Lady are encouraging Americans to apply

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are encouraging Americans to apply to the White…

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Rick Ross Bets $100,000 On Miami Heat Having a Better Record than Cavs

Are the Heat better than the Cavs? The Bawse thinks so!

Rick Ross, is willing to put $100,000 on the line, saying that the Heat will…

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NBA Union Chief Michele Roberts Calls For Drastic Changes

The first woman of the NBPA says owners don't matter

Akron’s own LeBron James might be the NBA’s most prolific player, but he is not…

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Women of Power Summit: Social Media 101 for Senior Professionals

Social media isn’t just a playground for millennials. Check out tips from Angela Pitter, a…

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Women of Power Summit: Children’s Education Takes Center Stage

Black Enterprise’s Women of Power Summit brings child education to the forefront with Jhan Doughty…

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