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Recreational Marijuana

Trump Administration Sees Recreational Marijuana Users as Addicts and Criminals

The White House’s controversial decision to rescind federal protections barring schools from discriminating against transgender…

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black history

In Case You Missed It: Celebrating Black History

A roundup of some of the stories we published here at Black Enterprise celebrating our culture and history

This year throughout Black History Month, Black Enterprise published a number of articles celebrating our…

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Trump

President Trump Doesn’t Understand Why There’s Racial Division and Religious Intolerance in America

“Sometimes it gets better, and then it busts apart,” the president says

Donald Trump told NBC News’ Craig Melvin that there is something going on in America…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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gender

Meeting the Needs of Sex and Gender Minority Youth

Minority youth are turning to online resources in search of a supportive, validating community

New study shows that sexual and gender minority youth are turning to online resources in…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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tech

Report: Tech Sector Still Slow on Increasing Diversity

Open MIC is asking shareholders to advocate for a more racially diverse industry

“The U.S. tech community remains a bastion of white, male privilege that has largely excluded…

By Lisa Fraser

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Barack

A Look Back: President Barack Obama’s Prominent B.E. Covers

Black Enterprise honors the legacy of our President

Take a nostalgic look back on the Black Enterprise covers President Barack Obama has graced…

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age tax

Congress Wants to Charge This Age Thousands of Dollars More for Health Insurance

AARP has launched a campaign urging Congress to oppose the age tax

Under the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), health insurance issuers are allowed to vary rates…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Nationwide Business Shut Down for ‘Day Without Immigrants’ Protest

The combination boycott/strike highlights the contributions of immigrants to U.S

But business owners and immigrant workers are willing to sacrifice income to make their point…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Trump

3 Initiatives Trump Should Implement to Aid Minorities

Instead of trying to answer President Trump's rhetorical question, 'What do you have to lose?' we must instead make demands regarding what we expect to gain

If Trump can focus on an inclusive goal, we can use that to drive progress.…

By Shawn Baldwin

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Denmark Vesey

Black History Month: Insurrection Leader Denmark Vesey

An educated, successful freed man would have led the most successful slave revolt in the U.S.

Nine years before Nat Turner led the 1831 slave revolt in America, Denmark Vesey was…

By Selena Hill

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black love

Celebrating Black Love in the Limelight

Five black power couples that exude the beauty of black love

Although every relationship has its ups and downs, somehow, these couples have managed to tough…

By Selena Hill

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president

Black History Month: The Son of a Slave Who Ran for President

George Edwin Taylor was the first African American to be nominated to run for president

Learn more about George Edwin Taylor, the first African American to be nominated to run…

By Selena Hill

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Jeff Sessions

Is America Great Again for White, Straight Men Under Jeff Sessions?

Confirmation of Trump's pick for Attorney General ushers in ultraconservative leadership at the Justice Department

Donald Trump made a strong push for ultraconservative leadership at the Justice Department with his…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Luvvie Ajayi

Shonda Rhimes and Author Luvvie Ajayi Team Up For New Comedy Series

ABCs 'Queen of Prime Time' is turning Ajayi's best-selling book into a comedy

Luvvie Ajayi’s best-selling book, “I’m Judging You,” will be transformed into a cable comedy series…

By Selena Hill

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Valentine's

In Case You Missed It: Prepare For Valentine’s Day

Get ready for Valentine's Day with these gift ideas and advice

Here’s a roundup of some of the best Valentine’s Day-themed content published here on Black…

By Selena Hill

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Dodd-Frank

Trump’s Roll Back on Dodd-Frank Could Cripple Black Businesses and Borrowers

Communities of color are targets of high-cost, predatory financial products

Donald Trump issued an Executive Order aimed at reducing several requirements in Dodd-Frank. President Barack…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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FCC

[Updated] Trump’s FCC Chief Ending Free Internet for Poor Families

Though initiated by the former conservative administrations of Reagan and Bush, Trump's newly appointed chairman of the FCC plans to terminate the federal program that provides phone and internet access to low-income families

President Trump’s newly appointed FCC chairman will reverse a program that provides low-income families with…

By Samara Lynn

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Barkai Sellers

CNN Analyst Bakari Sellers on President Trump’s First 100 Days

Bakari Sellers shares his perspective on the progression of Trump's first 100 days in office and predicts how this activity will affect America's future

Lawyer, activist and CNN analyst Bakari Sellers tells BE what Americans should and should not…

By Daron Pressley

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police violence

A New Look at Police Violence Against Black Women

New book "Invisible No More" looks at how women of color are affected by racial profiling and police brutality

Black lesbian immigrant and police-misconduct attorney Andrea Ritchie has penned a new book that documents…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Astronaut

Black History Month: Retired Astronaut Bernard A. Harris Jr.

Learn more about the first black man to walk in space

Former NASA astronaut Bernard A. Harris Jr. made history on February 9, 1995, when he…

By Selena Hill

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How To

manage

Ask Sheree: How to Manage an Overload of Work

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

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podcast

How to Watch Black Enterprise’s New Tech Podcast on Any Device

Tune into Black Enterprise’s BE The Code podcast hosted by Sequoia Blodgett for all the…

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