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The 10 Biggest News Stories of 2014 UPDATE: B. Smith, Reported Missing, Found in New York City #NotOneDime: Activists Demand Boycott of Black Friday Al Sharpton Responds to Ferguson Grand Jury Decision Lincoln University President Resigns Iconic Artist and Humanitarian Annie Lee Dies at 79 Darren Wilson Can Still Face Consequences Despite Grand Jury Decision LGBT Civil Rights Group Reacts To Missouri Grand Jury Decision [PERSPECTIVES]: Bill Cosby: Innocent or Guilty? [REACTIONS] Aftermath of Jury Decision in Michael Brown Case Darren Wilson Will Not Be Charged in Michael Brown Shooting TMZ’s Marion Barry Headline Sparks Change.Org Petition Spanking: Acceptable Discipline or Child Abuse? Ex-NBC Employee Admits to Helping Bill Cosby Pay Women Off Should Darren Wilson Be Negotiating Resignation From Ferguson Police? Former Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry Dead at 78 TipHub To Hold Inaugural Diaspora Demo Day in Washington, D.C. RECAP: Who’s Who of Entertainment Gather to Celebrate ‘The Good Life,’ with Lexus Tiger Woods Slams ‘Golf Digest’ Magazine For Misreported Story NBC Nixes Show While TV Land Pulls All ‘Cosby Show’ Episodes Dwight Howard Being Investigated For Child Abuse Actress Janice Dickinson Accuses Cosby; Netflix Shelves Special Don Lemon Sparks Outrage After Interview with Alleged Rape Victim Lifetime’s Aaliyah Biopic No. 2 Cable Telepic of the Year Whoopi Goldberg Skeptical About Bill Cosby Rape Allegations President Obama Pushes for Greater Innovation in the Classroom New Study: White People Believe Blacks To Be ‘Magic’ First Openly Gay Player, Michael Sam, Covers GQ Magazine Harvard and University of North Carolina Sued Over Affirmative Action Policies Carver Bancorp’s CEO Deborah C. Wright To Retire First Black PGA Golfer Earns Presidential Medal of Freedom Obama Administration Offers Extension for No Child Left Behind Act Waivers Prison Programmers: Inmates At San Quentin Learn How To Code Petition Calls For Nature’s Classroom To End School Slavery Reenactments Twitter Celebrates Black Love As Solange Knowles Marries Alan Ferguson Black Enterprise 100s Business Icon Herman J. Russell Has Died Adam Silver Responds To NBPA Chief Michele Roberts White House Issues Report on Challenges Women of Color Face Application Launch for 2015-2016 White House Fellows Rick Ross Bets $100,000 On Miami Heat Having a Better Record than Cavs NBA Union Chief Michele Roberts Calls For Drastic Changes NBA Star Blake Griffin Charged With Misdemeanor Battery Old FBI Letter Demonizes Martin Luther King, Jr. Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Kevin Hart to Star in ‘Central Intelligence’ The Video Game Industry Grows At Four Times The U.S. Economy Paper Mag Hoopla: Has Kanye West Ruined Kim Kardashian’s Brand? Stevie Wonder, Alvin Ailey Among Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipients Ava DuVernay’s ‘Selma’ Receives Standing Ovation At AFI Fest Apple’s Texting Fiasco Is Now a Lawsuit Industrial Bank Marks 80th Anniversary With Small Business Grant Russell Westbrook Launches ‘The Westbrook Frames Silver Series’ For The Masses Bill Cosby Invite For Twitter Memes Leads to Ridicule Piers Morgan: ‘Blacks Must Kill N-Word For It To Die’ Michelle Howard Becomes Navy’s First Female Four-Star Admiral 10 Countries That Consume the Most Marijuana Young Jeezy Inspires Youth at Juvenile Detention Center Mountain Dew To Release Doritos-Flavored Soda 10 Facts About Loretta Lynch Washington Redskins Suing Native American Group Whitney Houston’s First-Ever Live Performances Album Released Today Michael Brown’s Family: Darren Wilson Displayed ‘Brazen Confidence’ After Shooting Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West Challenges Obama to Pickup Game New Jersey Historian and Author Clement A. 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The 10 Biggest News Stories of 2014

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…

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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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EY offers global mentoring opportunity to entrepreneurs

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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NBA Star Blake Griffin Charged With Misdemeanor Battery

The 25-year-old power forward is due in court next month

Fresh off of an 89-85 lost to the San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Clipper power…

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Old FBI Letter Demonizes Martin Luther King, Jr.

The document berates King as an "evil, abnormal beast"

History buffs will be impressed to learn just how intent the government was in attempting…

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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Kevin Hart to Star in ‘Central Intelligence’

The duo are already teasing their team-up on social media

All hands on deck! It appears that the Hollywood box office is going to be…

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The Video Game Industry Grows At Four Times The U.S. Economy

More than nine percent in real compound annual growth from 2009 to 2012

In a new report from the Entertainment Software Association and Economists Inc., the video game…

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Paper Mag Hoopla: Has Kanye West Ruined Kim Kardashian’s Brand?

Social media reacts to reality star's provocative mag cover

Kim Kardashian’s provocative cover has been the talk of the Web, with some wondering whether…

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Stevie Wonder, Alvin Ailey Among Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipients

Nineteen recipients to receive the nation’s highest civilian honor

ALVIN AILEY: Ailey is credited with helping to popularize modern dance throughout the world for…

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Ava DuVernay’s ‘Selma’ Receives Standing Ovation At AFI Fest

Oprah Winfrey praised the director and actor David Oyelowo

Paramount’s Selma made a splash Tuesday night at the 2014 AFI Fest where it drew a…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Apple’s Texting Fiasco Is Now a Lawsuit

Suit claims company violated an unfair competition law and blocked messages

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If you thought Apple’s text-eating iMessage bug was over, think again.
According to Reuters, Apple…

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Industrial Bank Marks 80th Anniversary With Small Business Grant

Nation's 6th largest, black-owned financial institution to award $80,000

Industrial Bank announced its Small Business Grant initiative in an effort to continue to provide…

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Russell Westbrook Launches ‘The Westbrook Frames Silver Series’ For The Masses

All four frames in the collection will be priced under $100

The eyewear game is about to get a little bit flashier, as Russell Westbrook, an…

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Bill Cosby Invite For Twitter Memes Leads to Ridicule

Sexual assault allegations continue to tarnish Hollywood heavyweight's brand

The legendary comedian, Bill Cosby, allowed Web users to create memes using his image, which…

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Piers Morgan: ‘Blacks Must Kill N-Word For It To Die’

Was the former CNN talking head right? Or was Twitter?

Newick, East Sussex, England’s own Piers Morgan earned another distinction in his long list of…

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Michelle Howard Becomes Navy’s First Female Four-Star Admiral

Pioneer was first black woman to serve as three-star officer in U.S. military

The Navy announced the promotion of Michelle Howard to four-star admiral, making her the first…

By Courtney Connley

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10 Countries That Consume the Most Marijuana

United Nations provides a breakdown of annual drug use by nation

Mid-term election day wrapped Tuesday with a couple of big wins for marijuana. Alaska, Oregon,…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Young Jeezy Inspires Youth at Juvenile Detention Center

Rapper takes time off his tour to inspire and empower

Young Jeezy visits Detroit juvenile detention center while on tour.

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Mountain Dew To Release Doritos-Flavored Soda

PepsiCo Inc. allowed colleges to try out their new "liquid-cheese" flavor

Mountain Dew has had its fair share of crazy flavors, but its latest may have…

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10 Facts About Loretta Lynch

President Obama announces his choice to replace Eric Holder

Check out facts on President Obama’s pick, Loretta Lynch, who is slated to take over…

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Redskins Trademark Canceled

Washington Redskins Suing Native American Group

Judge expected to give a ruling on reversing trademark board's removal of protections

After losing several trademarks Native American group, the Redskins have decided to sue to get…

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Whitney Houston’s First-Ever Live Performances Album Released Today

Features icon’s most memorable concert and television performances

“Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances” is being released today, Nov. 10, by Legacy Recordings,…

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Michael Brown’s Family: Darren Wilson Displayed ‘Brazen Confidence’ After Shooting

Parents continue to fight for justice after death of son

Michael Brown Sr. and Lesley McSpadden say Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson knew he…

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Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West Challenges Obama to Pickup Game

Marquis Jackson, 13, disputes the POTUS' hoop skills

South Side Chicago’s own Jackie Robinson West visited the White House, where 13-year-old Marquis Jackson…

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New Jersey Historian and Author Clement A. Price Dies at 69

Rutgers University professor leaves exemplary legacy in education

Rutgers professor and Newark Historian Clement Price, Ph.D., suffered a stroke at the Jewish Film…

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President Barack Obama Champions Net Neutrality As A Utility

POTUS pushes for freedom on the World Wide Web

President Obama championed net neutrality today in a statement and video in hopes of fighting…

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Prominent Pastor Myles Munroe and Wife Die in Plane Crash

Nine were reportedly on board in Grand Bahamas tragedy

Prominent pastor Myles Munroe, Ph.D., his wife, Ruth, died in a plane crash in the…

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Harry Belafonte Receives Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award

The 87-year-old activist and actor continues to call for change in Hollywood

Harry Belafonte received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for his continued and inspiring work to…

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Devon Still's daughter, Leah, honored at Bengals game

Devon Still’s Daughter, Leah, Honored During Bengals vs Browns Game

She's battling stage 4 pediatric cancer

Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle, Devon Still’s daughter, Leah, was honored at the recent Bengals game.…

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Obama Expected to Appoint First Black Female Attorney General

Loretta Lynch in the running to fill Eric Holder's spot

Obama administration expected to select Loretta Lynch as new attorney general and first black woman…

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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…

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[WATCH] David Oyelowo As MLK Stands Up Against Injustice In New Trailer

'Selma' opens in limited release on Dec. 25, before going nationwide Jan. 9

If you are a cinephile and love biopics then Ava DuVernay’s next project is sure…

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Ben Carson Kicking Off 2016 Presidential Run

Retired pediatric neurosurgeon to release 40-minute video campaign ad

Retired pediatric neurosurgeon set to release 40-minute video campaign ad for 2016 presidential election.

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Army Changes Controversial ‘Negro’ Regulation

New policy states that "Black or African-American" are the only acceptable terms

The United States Army has come under fire for regulations that describe African Americans. It…

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Comedian Artie Lange Reprimanded for Social Media Jokes

Comedian targeted ESPN's Cari Champion; Network banned him

Artie Lange has been banned from bookings at ESPN after making a sex-slave joke about…

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Death with Dignity: Are You Aware of the Options?

The debate continues on the choice to end one's life

None of us really know how much we can take until we’re faced with an…

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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…

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Cory Booker, Re-elected To Senate, Talks Platform for Change

Can New Jersey's first black senator make good on promise for bipartisan solutions?

Senator Cory Booker joins Sen. Tim Scott. as the first African-American candidate voted to a…

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College Graduate Breastfeeding Photos Cause Controversy

Two women's photos cause different reactions, one positive and one more negative

Karlesha Thurman and Jacci Sharkey are two women who posted breastfeeding photos that went viral.…

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Beyoncé Is Highest-Paid Female Music Star In the World

She's doubled her dollars by making us all holler!

Beyoncé Knowles led all female music superstars on Forbes highest-earning list.

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Mia Love Becomes First Black Republican Congresswoman

She also becomes the first Haitian American to win a Senate seat

Republican Mia Love became the first Black woman to be elected to Congress. She also…

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Utah Prosecutors Argue That Darrien Hunt’s Death Was Justified

Twenty-two-year-old was shot seven times by police

The death of Darrien Hunt, a 22-year-old Utah native who was shot by police, …

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Kelly Rowland Gives Birth to Boy

The singer welcomes son, Titan

Kelly Rowland gave birth to son Titan yesterday, and couldn’t be happier. At 7.5 pounds,…

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[WATCH]: Quvenzhané Wallis and Jamie Foxx In New ‘Annie’ Trailer

Movie represents new take on Broadway and film classic

Quvenzhané Wallis, the star in the upcoming ‘Annie’ remake, belts out the classic tune “Tomorrow”…

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A Loss for Democrats: Republicans Seize Senate, Retain House

Midterm elections saw votes favor new popularity

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The Republican Party now has full control of Congress.
A GOP wave crashed into the…

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New Win For Marijuana: Washington, D.C. and Oregon Vote to Legalize Marijuana

Activists set sights on Federal recognition as DC, Oregon says Yes to weed

Activists set sights on federal recognition as Washington D.C and Oregon say yes to legalizing…

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Def Jam Partners With RESPECT Magazine For ’30 Days, 30 DJ’s, 30 Mixes’ Project

With iHeart Radio, you can hear history unfold

With us only four days into November, it seems that the celebration for Def Jam…

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Security Guard Fired After Taking Presidential Photo Speaks Out

CDC security contractor claims he was unjustly terminated after Obama visit

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According to reports, Kenneth Tate, a former security guard at the Centers for Disease…

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Reports: Adrian Peterson Will Plead No Contest

Minnesota Vikings running back may be reinstated

Minnesota Vikings running back, Adrian Peterson, will plead no contest to avoid an upcoming trial

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Michael Brown’s Parents Plan to Take Case To United Nations

Advocates pushing for 'global movement against excessive force by law enforcement'

Michael Brown’s parents plan to travel to Geneva, Switzerland to discuss their son’s case with…

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10 Election Day GIFs Advocating Your Right to Vote

Make sure your friends and family get out and vote

Today, Nov. 4, marks the moment that politicos and Americans have been waiting for: Election…

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Election Day: Why You Should Get Out and Vote Nov. 4

Need help with the process? We've got you covered

If you aren’t familiar with the voting process or why you should vote this Nov.…

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Highest-Ranking African-American NYPD Officer Resigns

Phillip Banks III says no after being offered top post

NYPD Chief of Department Phillip Banks III says no to top job and resigns.

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Snoop Dogg Partners With Beverage Brand Cuca Fresca

Artist becomes a shareholder with popular Brazilian drink company

Rapper/Entrepreneur, Snoop Dogg, has become a shareholder and partner with Cuca Fresca, a Brazilian alcoholic…

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Pharrell Williams And Robin Thicke Lose First Round Of ‘Blurred Lines’ Lawsuit

This could be the biggest cases of alleged song theft ever

The Gaye Family has won its first battle against Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke in…

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The 10 Funniest Business Memes You Should See

Start your Monday off with a laugh at the job!

There is no shortage of hilarity when it comes to memes on the internet. From…

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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…

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[EXCLUSIVE]: Jamie Foster Brown Clears the Air About the State of Sister 2 Sister

Publisher says shifting focus to digital will only help with the brand's expansion

In an exclusive interview, Jamie Foster Brown discusses the state of Sister 2 Sister magazine.

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Top Twitter Reactions to Blue Ivy’s Halloween Costume

What did you think of the star child's costume?

Blue Ivy, the darling of Jay Z and Beyonce, dressed up as Michael Jackson for…

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9 Black Political Power Players You Should Know for the Upcoming Election

See what black politicians are working to make history in the U.S. government

With the November 4th elections on the way, we’ve rounded up black political power players…

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OUTstanding CEOs: A Look At 10 Other Gay Corporate Industry Leaders

Apple CEO Tim Cook isn't the only one "out and proud"

Professional executive network OUT-Standing In Business came to mind instantly after Apple CEO Tim Cook…

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Twitter Reactions To Apple CEO Tim Cook Coming Out As Gay

How did Tim Cook's decision affect others?!

If you haven’t read our story documenting Apple CEO Tim Cook coming out and being…

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United States Ranks Number 20 Globally for Women’s Equality

U.S. falls behind several less developed countries when it comes to women's equality

The World Economic Forum Global Gender Gap Report details that the United States falls in…

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Apple CEO Tim Cook: “I’m Proud To Be Gay”

The 53-year-old business exec reveals all in an essay

In a revealing and very powerful essay written for Bloomberg Businessweek, Apple CEO Tim Cook…

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Sister 2 Sister Magazine Files Bankruptcy

Publication to put a halt on print issues and focus more on its Website

Sister 2 Sister magazine files for bankruptcy and plans to focus more on its online…

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Controversial Or Nah?!: 5 Disney Princess Reimagined As Caucasian

Is this Tumblr artist's interpretation offensive or not?!

It is hard to gauge just how far we come as a human race when…

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Marvel Announces ‘Dr. Strange,’ ‘Captain Marvel’ And More In ‘Phase 3′ Plans

Get ready to throw your money at Marvel Studios again!

Yesterday was a great day for comic book and comic book movie fans, as Marvel…

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Voting Impact: Black Turnout and 2014 Midterms Findings Released

The results came out in a report by the Joint Center today

The Joint Center for Political and Economic studies released the results of the Black Turnout…

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15 Twitter Reactions to Chadwick Boseman as ‘The Black Panther’

The '42' and 'Get On Up' star joins Marvel in a 5-picture deal

Celebrated actor Chadwick Boseman just scored a big coup with new role as T’Challa in…

By Kevin L. Clark

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HBO to Lay Off About 7 Percent Of Workers

The cable network juggernaut plans to cut 150 employees

The cable network juggernaut, HBO, will trim the fat this week as 150 (7 percent)…

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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…

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Universities Uninvite African Journalists Due to Ebola Fear

Two southern universities cancel visitation trips from African journalists

Two southern universities uninvite African journalists due to Ebola fear

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The 5 Most Livable Countries For Comfort Seekers

Grab your suitcase and relocate to these restful places

We all seek comfort. It is a human necessity. From wanting a warm and cozy…

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WATCH: LeBron James Returns To Akron In New Sprite Commercial

The four time MVP embraces his hometown community

There are only a few days left until the 2014-15 NBA Season begins! With such…

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15 Twitter Reactions To Beyoncé And TopShop’s Joint Venture Company

The company will be called Parkwood TopShop Athletic Ltd.

Consider your morning already blessed and highly favored, as Sir Philip Green announced a 50/50…

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America’s Most Economically Diverse Top Colleges

Here's a look at institutions of huger ed that are increasing efforts to recruit low-income students

Over the last decade, dozens of colleges have proclaimed that recruiting a more economically diverse…

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Warner Bros. Partners With Reginald Hudlin For ‘Static Shock’ Live-Action Series

Details are incredibly sparse, but we're excited!

Warner Bros. is attempting to be the loud kid in the room, especially after Marvel’s…

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UPS To Raise Shipping Rates Up By 4.9%

The shipping company plans this to start this December

The United Parcel Service just announced Monday that shipping packages will cost a little bit…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Smithsonian Magazine American Ingenuity Awards Honors Black Girls Code Founder

STEM advocacy leader received the Social Progress Award

At the 2014 Smithsonian Magazine American Ingenuity Awards 10 talented honorees including Black Girls Code…

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Autopsy Shows Michael Brown Was Shot At Close Range

The county report concludes Brown was shot at close range

The unarmed black teen who was killed by a white police officer and has sparked…

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WATCH: ‘Dear White People’ Advocates For Racial Insurance

Covers everything except the N-word!

With Justin Simien’s Dear White People filling up theaters around the nation, there latest promo…

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Frans Johansson Prepares to Inspire at Plunge Conference

With November less than two weeks away, best-selling innovation author Frans Johansson is ready

With November less than two weeks away, Black Enterprise and Film Life are gearing up…

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Comedian Hannibal Buress Calls Bill Cosby ‘A Rapist’

Was the Comedy Central perform wrong for his joke?!

Funny man Hannibal Buress commands a stage whenever his presence is felt from state to…

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[REACTIONS] Beauty Business Boss Moves: L’Oreal Acquires Carol’s Daughter

Consumers respond to news with mixed emotions, from cheers to disappointment

Beauty giant L’Oreal has acquired Carol’s Daughter, founded by Lisa Price, for an undisclosed amount,…

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National Association of Black Journalists Loses Support of CNN

President of the organization recently criticized the network

NABJ’s president, Bob Butler, loses support of CNN after criticizing their lack of diversity after…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Maryland Voters Walk Out On President Obama

"Steady stream" of people head for exit while President rallies for Anthony Brown

President Obama making a rare appearance to support Maryland democratic gubernatorial candidate Anthony Brown just…

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WHO Declares Nigeria & Senegal Ebola Free

WHO: Many wealthy countries, with outstanding health systems, may have something to learn as well

When it comes to handling Ebola, some western nations may well be served taking a…

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15 Business Quotes For Every Successful Entrepreneur

The feeling of winning has never felt better

Greatness requires work, skill, a bit of luck, and a whole lot of faith. As…

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President Barack Obama’s Credit Card Was Declined

The president revealed that Michelle Obama picked up the check

The 44th President of the United States is widely the most parodied politician the world…

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Caribbean Nations Ban Travelers From Ebola-Hit Regions

Leaders taking stringent measures to keep virus away

They’ve been described as island paradises and some Caribbean nations want to keep it that…

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WATCH: Chris Rock Lists His Favorite Rappers In ‘Top Five’ Trailer

Is this Chris Rock's best film ever?!

After earning supreme praise from critics whom attended the Toronto International Film Festival, Chris Rock’s…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Chris Webber Looking To Buy Atlanta Hawks

Group headed by Former NBA All-Star notifies league of intent to buy

Former NBA and Michigan Wolverines All-star, Chris Webber wants to get back in the game.
Only…

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Texas College Rejects Nigerian Students Due to Ebola

Navarro College denies international students from countries with confirmed Ebola cases

Texas college in hot water for rejecting Nigerian students due to Ebola outbreak

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Ten Facts About the Ebola Virus

Be informed of this deadly disease

With the news of the deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa reaching…

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Chris Rock and Prince To Appear On SNL After Decades-Long Absence

The two titans set to appear Nov. 1

Prince and Chris Rock are making their enigmatic return to ‘Saturday Night Live’ after 20-plus…

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Fertility Faux Pas or Innovation? Should Companies Pay for Female Workers to Freeze Their Eggs?

Facebook and Apple agree to cover cost up to $20,000

Facebook and Apple have agreed to cover up to $20,000 of the cost for female…

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Chris Paul to Host the CP3 Foundation’s Event Advocating for Youth

Two Los Angeles-based organizations, L.A.’s BEST and Leaps n Boundz, will benefit

LA Clippers point guard, Chris Paul, will host a fundraiser for L.A.’s BEST and Leaps…

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Alicia Keys Heads Protests for kidnapped Nigerian girls

Alicia Keys Protests for Lost Nigerian Girls

After six months, kidnapped girls are still reported missing

Alicia Keys, citing the fact that she is a mother, holds a protest to bring…

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Millions To Take A Stand Against LGBT Teen Bullying On Oct 16

Everyone from Oprah to Laverne Cox is going purple in honor of Spirit Day

Millions will go purple on Spirit Day, October 16, in a stand against bullying and…

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Protesters Champion ‘Black Lives Matter’ at Monday Night Football Game

Efforts part of the 'Moral Monday'

Protesters fighting to raise awareness about 18-year-old Michael Brown championed ‘Black Lives’ at yesterday’s Monday…

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Cornel West, 49 Others, Arrested At Ferguson Protest

No reports on whether West posted bail, yet.

Civil rights activist and noted advocate against injustice, Cornel West, was among more than 49…

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Nigeria’s President Threatens To Sue Website That Ranked Him One of the Top 10 Richest

Website removes Goodluck Jonathan from richest African ruler list after litigation threat

The website Richest Lifestyle is feeling the wrath of Goodluck Jonathan, the president of Nigeria.
In…

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Amazon To Open Physical Store in New York City

The e-commerce giant's store will launch in midtown Manhattan

The e-commerce juggernaut will open up its first brick-and-mortar store in New York City. Amazon…

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Nene Leakes Makes More Than $1.5 Million Per ‘Atlanta Housewives’ Season

Rumor almost dispelled as reality TV hints about her salary

Nene Leakes, the outspoken ‘OG’ of ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta,’ is rumored to make more…

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Colin Kaepernick Fined $10,000 for Wearing Beats by Dre Headphones

San Fransisco 49ers player reprimanded for sporting non-sponsored gear

Colin Kaepernick wore bright pink Beats by Dre Headphones despite the NFL’s deal with Bose…

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Black Candidates Running for Congress Hits Record High

Black politicians set to make history in Congress

With more blacks climbing the political ladder, Congress has reached a historical high in the…

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Google’s Chief Fears That Surveillance Scandal Will ‘Break the Internet’

Chairman Eric Schmidt is concerned for our Internet safety

The United States surveillance scandal has frightened some big names within the tech world. They…

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REVIEW: Is ‘Dear White People’ Worth Your Precious Dollars?!

Justin Simien's Sundace-approved satire has sharp wit

When Dear White People, written and directed by first-time filmmaker Justin Simien, made its debut…

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RECAP: Black Enterprise Witnesses Monster’s Evolution

Evolve bridges the gap between influencers and 'Monsters'

Black Enterprise was on hand at New York’s The Standard NYC hotel to talk about…

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Spike Lee To Direct Documentary About Phil Jackson’s Triangle Offense

The die-hard Knicks fan breaks down the Triangle

With the NBA preseason in full swing, attention has quickly shifted to the maligned New…

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Kerry Washington to Star In Malcolm D. Lee’s ‘Is He the One?’

'Scandal' actress is taking her superstar talents back to the big screen

‘Scandal’ star, Kerry Washington, is bringing her talents back to the big screen in Malcolm…

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First 100 Days: Ras Baraka’s Journey and Milestones

A snapshot of Cory Booker's successor, as newly-minted Newark, N.J. leader looks back

Victories and setbacks for newly-minted Newark, N.J., mayor as he looks back on first chapter.

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Author and Motivator Lisa Nichols Inspires During Social Media Event

Lisa Nichols inspired participant during her tweet chat with Black Enterprise, detailing her latest business…

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Susan L. Taylor Talks Mentorship and Passing on a Legacy via CARES

Sharing tips on passing on a legacy and the need for mentorship, Susan L. Taylor…

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