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Actor Gbenga Akinnagbe Stars on New Season of The Following

Mention the TV show The Wire, and most think of the unforgettable character, Chris Partlow.…

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President and First Lady Obama to Address Educating Girls Worldwide

President and First Lady Obama continue fight for girls' education

President and First Lady Obama plan to deliver remarks tomorrow at the White House regarding increased…

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Black Enterprise Announces 50 Most Powerful Women in Corporate America

Executives will be honored today during Women of Power Summit

The February 2015 issue of Black Enterprise highlights women of color leading the charge at…

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Anthony Mason, Former New York Knicks Baller, Dies

The 48-year-old was battling with congestive heart failure

Knicks veteran is best known for helping team reach 1994 NBA Finals, with star players…

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[RECAP] Black Enterprise Hosts Social Media Week Event

The panel of tech leaders discussed the impact of mobile across different platforms

On Friday, Feb. 27 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. EST, Black Enterprise hosted the special event Activism…

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Social Media Week Lagos Connects Africa for Awareness and Innovation

Participants explore what a connected continent of 1 billion people means for the world

As Social Media Week continues globally, check out updates from Lagos, Nigeria, on “Upwardly Mobile:…

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TGIF Restaurant Sued for Race Discrimination

The suit reveals management referred to the old location as 'the ghetto store'

A TGI Fridays eatery in Manhattan is facing a lawsuit after ten black former employees…

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Entrepreneurs Summit: Kim Wales Shares How Crowdfunding Has ‘Democratized’ Getting Capital

The founder and CEO of Wales Capital talks about the key to raising funds

When it comes to crowdfunding, Kim Wales, founder and CEO of Wales Capital is set…

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U.S. Anti-Terroist Regulations Cut Money Transfers to Somalia

Somali families suffer amid U.S. regulations

A U.S. attempt to control terrorists has led to a dilemma among Somali families. “Regulations intended…

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This Day In History – Tiger Flowers Wins Middleweight Boxing Title

He was the first African American after Jack Johnson to challenge for a world title

On this day in 1926, Theodore “Tiger” Flowers became the first African American middleweight boxing…

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‘Motown 25′ Returns to TV to Close Out Black History Month

The long anticipated rebroadcast will take place on Saturday night

As we’re nearing the end of Black History Month, a very special rebroadcast will be…

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[RECAP] Innov8tiv Hosts Networking and Elevator Pitch Event for Millennial Women

Women of color had the opportunity to practice and connect with other entrepreneurs

On Tuesday Feb. 24 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. in Brooklyn, Innov8tiv hosted the event…

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HBO’s Diversity Plan for Hollywood

As sponsors of the American Black Film Festival, HBO takes the lead in creating Hollywood diversity

The second annual release of the Hollywood Diversity Report by UCLA’s Ralph J. Bunche Center…

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Byron Allen and Association Files $20 Billion Suit Against Comcast, Time Warner Cable

Al Sharpton, included in suit, says discrimination claims are 'frivolous,' and plans counter-suit

Byron Allen and the National Association of African-American Owned Media are alleging discriminatory practices against…

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This Day In History: White Supremacist John King Sentenced to Death

Justice was served on Feb. 25, 1999

On June 7, 1998, James Byrd. Jr. was murdered by three white supremacists in Jasper,…

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WATCH: Social Media Week Live Stream

Top leaders in the tech industry share their insights with us

Social Media Week 2015 is currently taking place all over the world. Bloggers, readers, editors,…

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Journalist and Diversity Champion, Dori Maynard, Passes Away at 56

Well-known journalist succumbs to lung cancer

Dori Maynard, a journalist and champion for newsroom diversity, passes away in her Oakland home…

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[VIDEO] Social Media Week 2015 Is Upon Us

Over 1 million people connect through social media to gain the info

Social Media Week 2015 has arrived and leaders in the tech world will be sharing…

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Social Media Week: Black Enterprise Hosts Event Centered on Activism in Today’s Digital Age

Join Charles Wade, Wagatwe Wanjuki and Kelly Pierre-Louis for special event

With social media activism taking rise, Black Enterprise is hosting a Social Media Week event…

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Justice Department Files No Federal Charges Against George Zimmerman in Death of Trayvon Martin

The federal department says there wasn't enough evidence for federal civil rights charges

Justice Department files no federal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman in the fatal shooting…

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The Search for America’s Next Black Comedians

Submissions are open for the American Black Film Festival’s Comedy Wings Competition sponsored by HBO

Black Enterprise and Film Life, Inc. join forces to bring the 19th annual American Black…

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Zendaya Responds to Racist Hair Comment

The singer blasted back at Giuliana Rancic for her derogatory comments on her locks

At the 2015 Oscars on Feb. 22, 18-year-old singer and Disney star Zendaya opted to…

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This Day In History: First Black Woman to Receive an M.D.

Rebecca Lee Crumpler earned her degree at a time when education for women was uncommon

Rebecca Lee Crumpler was born free in 1831 in Delaware, and was raised by her…

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First Lady Obama Celebrates Female Leaders Contributions to the Civil Rights Movement

Female panelists discuss the difference between today's civil rights movement and the one of the past

First Lady Obama host White House event that celebrates the achievements of both past and…

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Deanii Scott on WBLS’ ‘Defining Moments in Black History’

The Hot 97.1 digital producer shares her special moment with us

Deanii Scott, Hot 97‘s social media producer, shared on WBLS her defining moment in black…

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Entrepreneur’s Summit: Reginald Hudlin Confirmed to Attend

Famed writer, director, and producer will share knowledge and host ABFF buzz party

Reginald Hudlin will attend Black Enterprise’s Entrepreneur’s Summit to host An American Black Film Festival…

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Maya Angelou Honored with Forever Stamp

The beloved author, actress and poet will always be remembered

On Monday, Feb. 23, the U.S. Postal Service announced that the beloved actress and poet Maya Angelou…

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This Day In History – First African American to Become General in US Marine Corps

Frank E. Petersen is also the Marine Corps' first black three-star general

On Feb. 23, 1979, Frank E. Petersen Jr. became the first African American general in…

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Crawford Safe After NBA Record-breaking Trading Day

More than 30 players get new teams by deadline

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Rumors of LA Clipper’s guard Jamal Crawford being traded turned out to be false…

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One-Way Trip To Mars: Mars One To Establish A Permanent Human Settlement

The next giant leap for mankind is here

Mars One is a Dutch nonprofit that is planning to establish a permanent human settlement…

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Man Arrested for Bombing Near NAACP Office in Colorado

Police make arrest in connection with last month's explosion near NAACP building

Police make arrest in the NAACP bombing incident that occurred last month

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This Day In History: Charles Barkley Is Born

He is the shortest player in NBA history to lead the league in rebounding

On this day in history, February 20, 1963, legend Charles Barkley was born.

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Walmart CEO Announces Higher Wages for Employees

Entry wage will be increased to at least $9 per hour

On Thursday Feb. 19, Walmart President and CEO Doug McMillon made an exciting announcement in…

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Kanye West Talks Album, Defends Team Kardashian On The Breakfast Club

Hip-hop mogul powerhouse talked album and recent Twitter feud of ex Amber Rose

This morning, Feb. 20, Kanye West defended team Kardashian and talked about his album on…

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First African American MIT Grad to be Immortalized on Limited-Edition Stamp

Robert Robinson Taylor becomes the 38th honoree into Black Heritage Stamp Series

A pioneer and savvy intellectual, Robert Robinson Taylor will be immortalized on a limited-edition stamp.…

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Check Out Style Innovators of Color with ‘BE High Society’

Visit this special portal to read about today's stars and innovators of the future

Today’s brightest stars of style include savvy innovators who have set today’s trends, from behind…

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This Day In History: First Black Gold Medalist in Winter Olympics

Vonetta Flowers was inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in 2010

On Feb. 19, 2002, Vonetta Flowers made history by becoming the first person of African…

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Justice Department Preparing to Sue Ferguson Police

After Michael Brown's death, action is still being taken for justice

The Justice Department is looking to sue Ferguson, Missouri police department if they do not…

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Major Money Moments in Black History: 20th Century Lynchings Still Costing Blacks Millions

A breakdown of the economic legacy of terror

Many have not even scratched the surface in understanding the psychological and economic impact past…

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Starbucks CEO Holds a Series of Race Discussions with Employees

Howard Schultz travels to various cities to talk with Starbucks employees about their racial experiences

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz holds a series of open discussions about race with employees

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This Day In History: Toni Morrison Is Born

She was a past winner of the Noble Prize and Pulitizer Prize, among many others

Toni Morrison was born on Feb. 18, 1931, in Lorain, Ohio, as the second of…

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Denver Jury Grants Nearly $15 Million to Workers in Racial Discrimination Case

Black workers called "lazy, stupid Africans" by white supervisors and employees

A federal jury in Denver granted nearly $15 million to a group of warehouse workers…

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This Day In History: NFL Hall of Famer Jim Brown Was Born

One of the 'Greatest Players in NFL History' is an activist, actor and philanthropist

On this day in history, February 17, 1936, NFL Hall of Famer Jim Brown was…

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This Day in History: Frederick Douglass Elected President of Freedman Bank and Trust

Institution established to support economic stability of African Americans after Civil War

Bank was chartered by the U.S. government to guide the economic development of the newly…

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This Day In History: First Black Pro Basketball Team Established

The New York Renaissance were established Feb 13, 1923

Back in the 1920’s when people of “color” couldn’t play with “whites”, the ‘Harlem Rens’…

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Change Agent

Former political fundraiser now focuses on policies affecting LGBT people of color

After a decade as a political fundraiser for members of Congress, Aisha Moodie-Mills shifted her…

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History Making Black Republicans Honored in Washington, D.C.

Three U.S. reps were honored during an afternoon of celebration

The Republican National Committee (RNC) hosted their 3rd Annual Black Republican Trailblazer Awards luncheon in…

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ABFF Meet Ups for Film Industry Professionals Planned Nationwide

Networking events for film and TV to hit Chicago, Washington, D.C., Charlotte, Los Angeles, and Atlanta

The American Black Film Festival plans nationwide Meet Ups to connect the black film and…

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This Day in History: The NAACP Was Founded

This day 106 years ago, the largest civil rights organization was formed

We explore the history of the NAACP, as today marks its 106th year anniversary.

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Black Lives Matter: Trayvon Martin Foundation to Host Remembrance Weekend

The Trayvon Martin Foundation organize march and dinner to honor slain teen

The Trayvon Martin Foundation is scheduled to host its annual “I Am Trayvon” Peace Walk…

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{Infographic} Tips To Child Proof Your Home

Make Safe Happen provides awareness and tips for protection

Many of us consider our homes to be the safest place for our children. But…

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This Day In History: Nelson Mandela Released from Prison

Today marks the 25th anniversary of his release

Today marks the 25th anniversary of Nelson Mandela‘s release from prison, a great day in…

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[RECAP] CURLS Founder and CEO joins Black Enterprise for #BeBizCircle Twitter Chat

Mahisha Dellinger talks branding, business development, strategy and more

CURLS CEO Mahisha Dellinger offered advice via a Twitter chat with Black Enterprise Senior Editor…

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Black History Business Titan: Ernesta Procope

BE pays tribute to the first lady of real estate

When it comes to real estate, Ernesta Procope – the first female on Black Enterprise’s…

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This Day in History: First African American to Walk in Space

On Feb. 9, 1995 Bernard Harris, Jr. made history

On this day in 1995, Bernard Harris Jr. became the first African American to walk…

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Ledisi Responds to Beyonce ‘Precious Lord’ Controversy

Fans say Beyoncé stole Ledisi’s moment

Beyoncé made Grammy history last night as the most nominated female artist of all time,…

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Malia and Michelle Obama Visit Colleges in New York

Oldest Obama daughter spotted visiting NYU, Columbia and Barnard College

Malia and Michelle Obama spotted on private tours at various New York college campuses

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Beyonce Surpasses Aretha Franklin with 20th Grammy Win

Beyoncé makes Grammy history

Los Angeles shined bright last night as stars from all over gathered in the city…

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Celebrity Real Estate: 5 Fab Homes of Stars Under 30

From Kevin Durant to Rihanna, check out these amazing homes

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Being a successful homeowner, especially at a young age, is not an easy task…

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International Women’s Day: Advocacy Group Honoring Global Female Leaders

GC4W will celebrate ‘connecting for women empowerment’ on March 7

Global Connections for Women Foundation (GC4w) will celebrate International Women’s Day honoring leaders at the…

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NAACP Image Awards: Oprah Winfrey, Kerry Washington and More Set to Present

The show airs tonight on TV one, with star-studded line up

TV One has announced additional celebrity presenters for the 46th NAACP Image Awards airing tonight.

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This Day in History: Freed Black Slaves Set Sail on the ‘Mayflower of Liberia’

On Feb. 6, 1820, the Mayflower of Liberia journeyed to Africa

On Feb. 6, 1820, a group of more than 85 free men and women, former…

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NBCUniversal and ABFF Searching for Next Screen Star with Star Project

Companies collaborating to increase opportunities for black actors

NBC Universal is looking for its next superstar through the American Black Film Festival’s (ABFF)…

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Entrepreneurs Summit: Business Leader Wes Moore to Give Keynote Speech

The best-selling author, army veteran and business man is the latest ES confirmation

Business leader and military veteran Wes Moore has been confirmed to give a keynote speech…

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Comcast Celebrates Black History Month, Recognizing African American Innovators

The two-part series features past leaders and today's tech entrepreneurs

Comcast is honoring Black History Month by celebrating and recognizing various African American innovators in…

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Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum Speaks on Race and Women of Power

The 2015 Legacy Award recipient talks retirement, Trayvon Martin, and Jordan Davis

2015 Legacy Award recipient Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum laughs with excitement over attending Black Enterprise’s…

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This Day In History: ‘Home Run King’ Is Born

Baseball superstar Hank Aaron would make history as an icon of the sport

Henry Louis Aaron, nicknamed ‘Hammerin’ Hank’, was born on this day in history in 1934.

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‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Author Set to Release New Novel This Summer

Award-winning author to publish new book after a more than 50-year hiatus

“To Kill a Mockingbird” author Harper Lee is set to release a sequel to the…

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Snoop’s Son To Join Puffy’s Son on UCLA Football Team

Cordell Broadus accepts scholarship offer citing good education and NFL experience

Cordell Broadus, son Snoop Dogg announced Wednesday during National Signing Day that he is going…

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ABFF Hosts ‘Being Mary Jane’ Watch Party

The cast attended ABFF’s screening to watch the season two premiere

The American Black Film Festival kicked off its monthly Meetup series Tuesday, Feb. 3, with…

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Minority Firms Handle Apple’s Multi-Billion Dollar Debt Offering

Williams Capital and Ramirez & Co. are two of six involved companies

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Pro Golf Trailblazer Charlie Sifford Dies

President Obama Offers Condolences For First Black PGA Tour Member

Long before Tiger Woods, there was Dr. Charles “Charlie” Sifford who is credited for having…

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Black History Month: Schomburg Center Hosting Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon to Expand Information

Organizers seek to raise awareness and add to narrative of innovation on the Web

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture seeks to make information on black history and…

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Snoop Dogg’s Son Begins His Own Black History Today

Cordell Broadus makes major step toward pro football career at Signing Day

Snoop Dogg’s son Cordell Broadus is to select his college football home today and all…

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Research: Instagram Preferred Social Media Platform Among African Americans

Facebook still reigns supreme across the board in usage and popularity

Instagram has become a common part of pop culture, news and even legal matters—and it’s…

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Wendell Scott Sr. Stakes Place Among History’s Icons in NASCAR’s Hall of Fame

Family and industry leaders reflect on his legacy and a well-deserved honor

The Scott family celebrates after receiving the NASCAR Hall of Fame jacket in honor of…

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This Day in History: Rosa Parks is Born

The Civil Rights activist would be 102 today

We are now on the fourth day of Black History Month, and on this special…

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President Obama Calls for $50 Million to Restore Historic Civil Rights Sites

POTUS latest budget proposal includes funding for landmark sites

In his latest budget proposal, President Obama requests $50 million be put aside to restore…

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Charges to be Dropped Against Student Attacked by Norfolk Police Dogs

The 21-year-old received 40 stitches after the brutal incident

London Colvin, Norfolk State University student who was attacked by police dogs, is now having…

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This Day in History: First Black Student Enrolls at University of Alabama

Autherine Lucy faced riots and threats to her life, all to desegregate the university

By this day, Autherine Lucy was taking her first classes, facing tremendous challenges, as the…

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Submit Your Film to the American Black Film Festival

Be judged by a celebrity grand jury of black writers, directors, and producers

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Film submissions are open for the 19th Annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF). Taking…

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This Day in History: Ernest Just Recieves the Spingarn Medal for Strides in Science

As Black History Month is upon us, let us reflect on past leaders

Scientist Ernest Just was received with the Spingarn Medal 101 years ago today.

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Top 5 Super Bowl Blunders

Take a look at the list of the biggest goats in NFL history

Last night’s Super Bowl XLIX had Seattle fans in a panic. With the Seahawks trailing…

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Report: All 6 Death Row Inmates Exonerated in 2014 Were Black

2014 breaks record with the highest number of yearly exonerations

The National Registry of Exonerations shows that all of the exonerated inmates in 2014 who…

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Chicago A Leader in Youth Joblessness

New report shows 91% of Chicago black male teens are unemployed

A report released Friday provides shocking statistics on Chicago’s unemployment rate. A Frayed Connection: Joblessness…

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Nationwide Presents ‘Make Safe Happen’ to Reduce Preventable Accidents

On Super Bowl Sunday, millions will have access to resources to save children's lives

Join the movement and help Make Safe Happen, through the use of a new mobile…

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Tameka Raymond Presents Multicity ‘Style Theory Tour’

VH1’s Celebrity Exes cast member to offer insider tips to industry professionals

Reality TV star and fashion stylist talks hosting tour for stylists, makeup artists, and fashion…

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Top 10 Cities For African Americans

Atlanta, Raleigh, N.C., and Washington, D.C. are the top three cities

Atlanta, Raleigh, N.C., and Washington, D.C. are the top three 3 cities where African-Americans are…

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American Black Film Festival Early Bird Registration Rates Expire January 31

Save money on attending the nation’s largest gathering of black film and TV professionals

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

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Necole Parker, LeVon Lewis and Stacey Key Confirmed for Black Enterprise’s Entrepreneurs Summit

ES continues to bring together the best and brightest of the business world

Celebrating 20 years, Black Enterprise’s 2015 Entrepreneurs Summit [ES] continues to bring together the best…

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Shake Shack Goes Public

The company is valued at $745 million

Shake Shack will begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange today. The company, which…

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Suge Knight Arrested After Deadly Crash

The rap mogul's bail is set at $2 million

Yesterday, Jan. 29, Marion ‘Suge’ Knight was arrested following a deadly car crash. According to…

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‘Friendship 9′ Conviction Overturned

After 54 years, these men will have their names cleared

Fifty-four years ago in Rock Hill, S.C., a group of nine students were convicted and…

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Lil Wayne Suing Cash Money for $51 Million

Lil Wayne and Birdman feud in legal battle

It seems as if Lil Wayne’s Twitter rants and concert announcement declaring his split from record…

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GoDaddy Pulls Controversial Puppy Commercial from the Super Bowl

The ad caused an uproar on social media

After just several hours of releasing their ad for the Super Bowl XLIX, GoDaddy.com …

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McDonald’s CEO, Don Thompson, to Retire

Thompson to step down as head of the world's largest restaurant chain

Don Thompson to step down as CEO of McDonald’s

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Hot 97 Replaces Cipha Sounds

Nessa Nitty is now the permanent afternoon host for the radio staple

After a podcast criticizing management, Hot 97 fired and replaced longtime afternoon host Cipha Sounds.

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Police Dogs Attack HBCU Student for Not Assisting Officers

A Norfolk State University student suffers open wounds

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Norfolk police reportedly allowed police dogs to attack London Colvin, an Army Reservist and Junior at…

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American Family Insurance Partners with Kevin Durant and J.J. Watt

The superstar athletes will be the new brand ambassadors

Superstar athletes Kevin Durant and J.J. Watt are new brand ambassadors.

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Steve Harvey and Coca-Cola Team Up for ‘Pay It Forward’

The program awards the next generation of African American leaders

This year, Steve Harvey and Coca-Cola are coming together to team up for the Pay…

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25 Best Jobs in America for 2015

Glassdoor releases list which include 10 in the tech industry alone

Glassdoor has recently released a new report highlighting the 25 best jobs in America in…

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Uzo Aduba Wins First SAG Award, Makes History

Uzo Aduba delivers tearful speech and makes SAG history with Viola Davis

Orange is the New Black’s Uzo Aduba wins SAG Award and makes history.

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Civil Rights Today: 15 Empowering Songs That Promote Freedom and Justice

As we're nearing Black History Month, add these hot picks to your playlist

Martin Luther King Jr.’s lives on 365 days per year. Empower yourself with this take-charge,…

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#CancelWWENetwork Trends Worldwide as Angry Fans Lash Out

After the Royal Rumble, people became outraged--and some fans say it's unwarranted

Following the Royal Rumble, WWE fans became angry and lashed out, and #CancelWWENetwork began trending…

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Expedia Buys Travelocity For $280 Million, But Will Merger Benefit Consumers?

Biggest consolidation in online travel booking space

How will the recent joining of the two companies affect travelers? Not much, analysts say.…

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Miss Universe: Top Women of Color Who Got the Crown

These females have graced the stage and held the title

As the world celebrates the new Miss Universe, take a look back at women of…

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

Entrepreneurs hope to capitalize on multimillion-dollar green rush with plan for licensing authority

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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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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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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Day 3, Social Media Buzz: Attendees Enjoy Jewels of Wisdom from Susan Taylor and Pam Grier

National CARES Mentoring Movement CEO Susan L. Taylor and actress-activist Pam Grier share stories of…

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Day 3: Leading Executives Talk Diversity and Innovation in the Workplace

Leading female executives talk the value of adding diversity and innovation to the workplace

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