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Muhammad Ali In Hospital With Pneumonia

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

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United States In Talks To End Embargo Against Cuba

Obama and Castro plan to resume long withstanding trade talks

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

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Lifetime to Release Destiny’s Child Biopic

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

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

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Civil Rights Group Starts Petition to Get Sony Executive Fired

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

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

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

The company wants to create opportunities for the community

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

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George Stinney: Pronounced Innocent 70 Years After His Death

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Trayvon Martin’s Brother Celebrates Graduating From College

Jahvaris Fulton, 22, earned his BS in Information Technology

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

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VH1 Says No Domestic Violence, But Yes To Female Battery?

Network condemns men hitting women but allows brawling among female cast members

VH1 aired a public service announcement to make sure viewers knew that the network is…

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Spelman College Suspends Cosby Endowed Professorship Indefinitely

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

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

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

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

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

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Camille Cosby Breaks Silence In Released Statement

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

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

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

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

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

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The 10 Most Dangerous Jobs in America

Would you risk your life for a job?

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

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

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

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

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

The two brothers and childhood friend are finally exonerated

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

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Kobe Bryant earned another title in NBA history by earning his 6000th game assist.

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

The Black Mamba ranks third above with 32,293 points

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

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The Highest-Paid Black Athletes

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

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

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BE Launches New Women of Power Website

WOP online shares inspiring news on women and business

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

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

There's no official confirmation on how she passed away

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

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Black Lives Matter: Staffers Walk Out of Congress in Protest

Effort reportedly spearheaded by Congressional Black Associates

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

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Beverly Johnson Writes Essay Saying Bill Cosby Drugged Her

The legendary supermodel explains her incident in Vanity Fair

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

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

Leaders meet to discuss social issues and legislative reform

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

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

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

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

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Senate Report Finds CIA Interrogation Techniques Brutal

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

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

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Justice Department: Michael Brown’s Death a Homicide

Federal report marks the third autopsy done in the case

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

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

When Branding Goes Wrong: Texas Women Name PR Firm ‘Strange Fruit’

PR firm chooses to change name and apologizes

Two businesswomen named Texas PR firm Strange Fruit, causing backlash via social media in the…

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Business Titan and Innovator William Mays Dies at 69

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

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

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John Legend Hires Food Trucks For New York Protesters

Backed by his wife, the two help feed protesters in NYC

Ohio native and Grammy award singer, John Legend, along with his wife, hired food trucks…

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

Student leaders shut down campus cafe as they rally for justice

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

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Twitter Eulogizes Eric Garner With #ICantBreathe

Shocked and dismayed, public unites behind a human rights cause

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

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Stevie Wonder Emabraking on Songs in the Key of Life Tour

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

Stevie Wonder among honorees at the White House ceremony

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

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Justice Department Discovers Pattern of Excessive Force by Cleveland Police

The city and department agree to invoke changes

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

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

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

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

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Eric Holder to Hold Roundtable Meetings in Five Cities

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

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

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

Is King James just joking or being very honest?

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

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Small Businesses Favor Minimum Wage Increase says National Poll

Chicago Lawmakers Vote for Minimum Wage Increase

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

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

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Newseum to Put Items from Ferguson News Coverage on Display

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

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

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

The Fresh Prince of DC Comics joins the Dark Side

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

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

The legendary comic expresses his truth about Tinsel Town

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

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

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

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

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Michael Brown’s Stepfather Apologizes For Incendiary Comments

38-year-old Louis Head is under criminal investigation

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

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NBA All-Star Uniforms To Pay Tribute To NYC Basketball

Will these jerseys sell like hotcakes?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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President Obama to Invest in More Police Body Cameras

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

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

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

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

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

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

Right on time for World AIDS Day

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

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World AIDS Day: 5 Facts That Everyone Should Know

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

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

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UMass-Amherst and Temple University End Relationship With Bill Cosby

Comedian steps down from his position at both universities

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

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

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

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

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

Republican staffer engaged in cyber bullying Sasha and Malia Obama

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

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The 10 Biggest News Stories of 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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#NotOneDime: Activists Demand Boycott of Black Friday

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

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

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Al Sharpton Responds to Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

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

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

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Lincoln University President Resigns

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

Lincoln University President Robert Jennings announces his resignation

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Iconic Artist and Humanitarian Annie Lee Dies at 79

The internationally acclaimed woman was known for her faceless paintings

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

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Darren Wilson Can Still Face Consequences Despite Grand Jury Decision

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

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

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LGBT Civil Rights Group Reacts To Missouri Grand Jury Decision

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

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

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[PERSPECTIVES]: Bill Cosby: Innocent or Guilty?

Allegations have been part of public record for almost 20 years

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

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[REACTIONS] Aftermath of Jury Decision in Michael Brown Case

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

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

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Darren Wilson Will Not Be Charged in Michael Brown Shooting

Prosecutor Robert McCulloch says jury found 'no probable cause'

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

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TMZ’s Marion Barry Headline Sparks Change.Org Petition

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

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

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Spanking: Acceptable Discipline or Child Abuse?

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

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

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

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

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

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Should Darren Wilson Be Negotiating Resignation From Ferguson Police?

Main suspect in Mike Brown's death wants out

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

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

Leader triumphed over drug scandal and served communities for decades

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

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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

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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 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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Adrian Peterson Will Plead No Contest

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 Dog is a partner with Cuca Fresca

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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Quality Connections: How to Use Social Media to Advance Your Professional Brand

Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit panelist LC Johnson teaches women how to brand themselves…

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Legacy Award Honoree: How Charlayne Hunter-Gault Helped Desegregate Schools

Legacy Award recipient and journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault was one of the first blacks to desegregate…

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