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Rev. Jamie Johnson

U.S. Government Official Says Blacks Turned Cities Into ‘Slums’ with ‘Laziness, Drug Use, and Sexual Promiscuity’

Rev. Jamie Johnson, who directs outreach to neighborhoods and faith communities for DHS, reportedly called…

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[OPINION]: This Male Millennial Wants You To Know: Women Harass Men, Too

Double standard, or wrong from either gender?

Having been subject to harassment and now witnessing the barrage of sexual harassment and abuse…

By Samara Lynn

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Women of Color Small Business Owners: Access to Birth Control Is Vital To Our Success

The ACLU has plans to sue the Trump administration

The poll, which including over samples of 100 African-American and Latina small business owners, found…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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Steve Bannon

Steve Bannon Lectures Black Businesses on ‘Economic Nationalism’

The far-right media figure addressed a crowd of several dozen in South Carolina

Steve Bannon, the former chief strategist to President Donald Trump, encouraged a group of southern…

By Selena Hill

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Digital Guru Kirk McDonald Just Named Top Executive of AT&T’s Advertising Arm

McDonald has worked with prestigious companies including Time Inc.

On Thursday, AT&T announced Kirk McDonald, one of the most well-regarded digital and advertising gurus…

By Samara Lynn

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Election Day

7 Black Candidates That Made History on Election Day 2017

These victories prove that America wants more diverse voices in today's political landscape

A number of diverse, progressive candidates won office on Election Day, including these 7 historic…

By Selena Hill

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Vi Lyles Makes History As Charlotte’s First Black Female Mayor

She will preside over North Carolina's largest city

History was made in Charlotte, as Democrat Vi Lyles, after decades in public service, become…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Black Vote Stops Trump Bump for GOP in Statewide Races on Election Day

The blue wave was helped by black votes

A poll found that 54% of black voters believed people of color were under siege…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Stacey Abrams Election Day advice

[WATCH] Stacey Abrams Shares What Dems Need To Do To Keep Winning

The candidate running to be the first black woman governor in U.S. history says the Democratic Party needs to stop pretending to be Republican

Stacey Abrams, who’s running to be the first black woman governor in U.S. history, shares…

By Alisa Gumbs

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Robert F. Smith

Black Billionaire’s Investment Firm Buys Leading IT Services Company

The acquisition is slated to add more to his $3.3 billion net worth

Vista Equity Partners, one of the world’s most successful investment firms founded by black billionaire…

By Samara Lynn

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[OPINION]: Thousands Visit Detroit for The Women’s Convention Inspired to Create Change

Thousands of women reclaimed their time

The Women’s Convention in Detroit brings together thousands to create change, and continue the momentum…

By Yvelette Stines

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JPMorgan Chase Invests Over $2M to Minority Entrepreneurs in Chicago

The nation's largest bank is giving back to entrepreneurs of color and nonprofits in neighborhoods in the South and West Sides

JP Morgan Chase is investing over $2 million in minority-owned businesses in Chicago as part…

By Selena Hill

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Richest Dead Black Celebrities

The Top 3 Richest Dead Black Celebrities of 2017

These late entertainers continue to earn big bucks beyond the grave

These three superstar entertainers earned a killing within the last 12 months, making them the…

By Selena Hill

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ELC to Black Corporate Leaders: Use Your Power to Impact Change

An urgent call-to-action for black executives

Carla Harris, another former ELC Board Chair who was presented her award by iconic AMEX…

By Derek T. Dingle

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HBCU Enrollment Skyrockets

Is the political climate increasing interest in historically black colleges?

Quality of life is a factor students and their families need to consider when selecting…

By Robin White Goode

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Bahamas Official: Despite Hurricanes, African American Travel to the Caribbean Is ‘Exploding’

Roughly 85,000 to 90,000 African Americans come to the Bahamas each year

The Bahamas, along with much of the Caribbean, continue to represent vibrant venues for tourism…

By Derek T. Dingle

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super PAC

Powerful Black Business Execs Unite to Form Political Super PAC

These corporate leaders mean business when it comes to politics and social justice

A group of prominent black business leaders in corporate America is forming a super PAC…

By Selena Hill

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Man on the Move: From Navy Vet to VP of American Airlines’ Largest Travel Hub

The Navy veteran oversees the airline's busiest hub

Rockamore was an obvious choice for the position at American Airlines. He has been in…

By Samara Lynn

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Black Woman Named VP of Quality and New Model Launch at Ford Amid Major Company Shakeup

This is the second major shakeup at the automaker in five months

Linda Cash has been named Vice President of Quality and New Model Launch at The…

By Selena Hill

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New President Indicates Big Changes at the NAACP

Can the 108-year-old organization reestablish its prominence in today's landscape of political activism?

The NAACP has elected Derrick Johnson as its 19th president and is taking a new…

By Selena Hill

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How To

Password Protect Your Flash Drive In Two Simple Steps

Flash drives, thumb drives, USB sticks: whatever you want to call them, they’re more than…

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Black Female Voice Actor on How to Break into the Lucrative Voice-Over Business

“The secret society [of the voice-over business] is due in part because it’s a career…

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