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BET Apologizes For Joke About Blue Ivy’s Hair Gap: Pay Disparities Between Male and Female Employees Eliminated New Audio Allegedly Captures Darren Wilson Shooting Michael Brown Pharrell Being Sued for $1 Million OWN Special Report: Face-to-face with Ferguson Police Chief And Michael Brown’s Uncle Navy Releases 12-Year Veteran for Refusing to Cut Natural Hair Marion ‘Suge’ Knight Shot At Chris Brown’s Pre-VMA Party LIVE: Watch Michael Brown’s Funeral As Community Pays Its Respect Pharmacy Chief Kermit Crawford Retiring from Walgreens Mariah Carey Bars Nick Cannon From Talking About Impending Divorce Editor Sues People Magazine for Racial Discrimination Civil Rights Group To Livestream Coverage Of Events From Ferguson Tourists Disrespect Michael Brown Silent Protest In Philadelphia Joe the Plumber Calls Ferguson Protesters ‘Cockroaches’ $285 Million Dilemma: Kevin Durant Caught Between Nike & Under Armour Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Offers to Pay for Michael Brown’s Funeral Kevin Durant Claims ‘Best Shooter’ Title At NBA 2K15 ‘Uncensored’ Event Perspectives: 10 Candid Thoughts About #PostRacialAmerica Sybrina Fulton Writes Heartfelt Letter to Michael Brown’s Family Black Lives Matter: A Tribute to Black Men Killed By Police J. Cole, Nelly, and More Take Action in Honoring Michael Brown KKK Calls Michael Brown Shooter A ‘Hero’; Raises Money For Defense Trayvon Martin’s Mother Sybrina Fulton Calls Out America Former NBA Player Calls Reverend Al Sharpton A ‘Coon’ Black Youth Project Joins Protest Denouncing Shootings of Unarmed Black Men LGBT Advocates Stand In Solidarity With Michael Brown’s Family and Ferguson Protestors #JusticeForMikeBrown: #HBCUs Stand Together in Protest to Raise Awareness Photos From Ferguson And 1960s Protests Show How Little Has Changed President Obama Speaks Out Against Ferguson Police Using Excessive Force Job Applications: Criminal Record Question Could Be Banned Two Reporters Arrested, Detained In Ferguson, Mo. 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BET Apologizes For Joke About Blue Ivy’s Hair

All chaos broke loose on social media, as fans of Beyoncé, Jay Z, and little Blue…

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Gap: Pay Disparities Between Male and Female Employees Eliminated

Retail brand also leads industry with a high percentage of women in leadership positions

Going against the grain of women earning less than men, Gap says all their employees…

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New Audio Allegedly Captures Darren Wilson Shooting Michael Brown

An unidentified neighbor records Michael Brown's last moments

In light of Michael Brown’s funeral, which found everyone from Spike Lee to Al Sharpton…

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'Happy' Pharrell Williams Sued by ARTST TLK Producer for $1 Million

Pharrell Being Sued for $1 Million

The producer of ARTST TLK is not 'happy' with the artist

‘Happy’ Pharrell Williams is being sued by the producer of his YouTube show, ARTST TLK…

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OWN Special Report: Face-to-face with Ferguson Police Chief And Michael Brown’s Uncle

Iyanla 'Fix My Life' episode on healing to air this Tuesday

Special episode of “Fix Your Life,” includes Iyanla Vanzant’s trip to Ferguson, Missouri, as she…

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Navy Releases 12-Year Veteran for Refusing to Cut Natural Hair

Jessica Sims gets discharged from the Navy after taking a stand against cutting her dreadlocks

In heat of receiving criticism for its racially biased hair regulations, the Navy has released…

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Marion ‘Suge’ Knight Shot At Chris Brown’s Pre-VMA Party

The Death Row CEO was shot six times

Marion ‘Suge’ Knight was shot six times at a pre-VMA party hosted by Chris Brown.…

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LIVE: Watch Michael Brown’s Funeral As Community Pays Its Respect

Streaming live from Ferguson, Missouri

Michael Brown’s homecoming is today (Aug. 25), as the 18-year-old was shot dead by police…

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Pharmacy Chief Kermit Crawford Retiring from Walgreens

Thirty-one-year veteran may have been pressured to leave after "bungled" forecast

Walgreens pharmacy chief, Kermit Crawford, is retiring after “bungled” multibillion-dollar forecast.

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Mariah Carey Bars Nick Cannon From Talking About Impending Divorce

Is it a wrap for the celebrity couple

Has Nick Cannon’s confessional cost him his marriage to Mariah Carey and shared property?
Less…

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Editor Sues People Magazine for Racial Discrimination

Journalist says she was treated like a second-class citizen at the publication

Former People magazine editor, Tatsha Robertson, is suing the publication for racial discrimination.

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Civil Rights Group To Livestream Coverage Of Events From Ferguson

Color Of Change partners with We Act Radio

Over the past week, ColorofChange.org, the largest online civil rights organization in the country, has…

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Tourists Disrespect Michael Brown Silent Protest In Philadelphia

Ignorance is bliss when taking a selfie

Last weekend, the protests against the villainy that happened in Ferguson, Missouri, took root at…

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Joe the Plumber Calls Ferguson Protesters ‘Cockroaches’

Conservative activist Samuel Wurzelbacher shares thoughts via social media

Samuel Wurzelbacher, better known as ‘Joe the Plumber,’ has risen again to voice his frustrations…

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$285 Million Dilemma: Kevin Durant Caught Between Nike & Under Armour

Deal would be Under Armour's biggest sponsorship endorsement

Reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant is getting paid and Nike and Under Armour will have…

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Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Offers to Pay for Michael Brown’s Funeral

Fraternity also challenges other black Greek organizations to take action against the latest attacks on young black men

Standing by their commitment to social justice, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. has offered to…

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Kevin Durant Claims ‘Best Shooter’ Title At NBA 2K15 ‘Uncensored’ Event

The four-time scoring champion puffs out his chest

Last night (Aug. 19), Black Enterprise was in the building for a special occasion. Members…

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Perspectives: 10 Candid Thoughts About #PostRacialAmerica

Twitter users weigh in about today's prejudices after Michael Brown shooting

President Barack Obama addressed the nation Aug. 18 about events that transpired in the U.S.…

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Sybrina Fulton Writes Heartfelt Letter to Michael Brown’s Family

Trayvon Martin's mother tells family their son's life will not be in vain

Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, wrote a heartfelt letter to the family of slain…

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Black Lives Matter: A Tribute to Black Men Killed By Police

We must stand up and protect ourselves

Michael Brown is the latest name added to a list of victims whose lives were…

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J. Cole, Nelly, and More Take Action in Honoring Michael Brown

Celebrities speak out in the death of unarmed teen

In the aftermath of Michael Brown’s death, celebrities use their platform to help bring justice…

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KKK Calls Michael Brown Shooter A ‘Hero’; Raises Money For Defense

The Klan calls 18-year-old Michael Brown a "punk"

The devastation rocking the small Missouri town has been dealt another blow in the form…

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Trayvon Martin’s Mother Sybrina Fulton Calls Out America

Is unconvinced that America is dedicated to fighting racism

As the media continues to opine over the results of Michael Brown’s autopsy, Sybrina Fulton…

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Former NBA Player Calls Reverend Al Sharpton A ‘Coon’

Gilbert Arenas used a racial slur to criticize the MSNBC contributor

The death of Michael Brown has provoked a lot of thoughts, discussions, and criticism from…

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Black Youth Project Joins Protest Denouncing Shootings of Unarmed Black Men

Group asks young people to submit video diaries of police brutality

In the past two weeks, BYP1000 reports that police officers have strangled, shot and killed…

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LGBT Advocates Stand In Solidarity With Michael Brown’s Family and Ferguson Protestors

Community speaks out against racial profiling and police brutality

The LGBT community rallies to support the family of Michael Brown, a black teen who…

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#JusticeForMikeBrown: #HBCUs Stand Together in Protest to Raise Awareness

HBCUs shoot powerful #HandsUpDontShoot pictures

In honor of unarmed Ferguson, Missouri teen Michael Brown’s death, HBCUs across the nation have…

By Courtney Connley

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Photos From Ferguson And 1960s Protests Show How Little Has Changed

Social media is in uproar with photos of police response to civil rights protests

For many, the scene in Ferguson looks like something out of the 1960s, with many…

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President Obama Speaks Out Against Ferguson Police Using Excessive Force

Highway patrol takes over security from local police

President Obama has spoken out against Ferguson, MO police department’s response to protests after shooting…

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Job Applications: Criminal Record Question Could Be Banned

Report: "Ban the Box" movement growing in momentum and impacting hiring

Striking out the ‘have you been convicted’ questions could give ex-convicts a fair shake at…

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Two Reporters Arrested, Detained In Ferguson, Mo.

Protests after the shooting of Michael Brown met with extreme police response

Two reporters, one Black and one White, were arrested and detained in a McDonald’s located…

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Woman Fired From Job for Not Being “Black Enough” Wins Lawsuit

Biracial woman Rachel Brothers awarded $11,000 in lawsuit

Rachel Brothers, a biracial woman from Canada, has won a lawsuit against her old employer…

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President Obama Releases Statement on the Death of Michael Brown

POTUS calls death 'heartbreaking,' sends condolences to family

President Obama issues a statement on the death of unarmed Missouri teen Michael Brown

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10 Most Heartbreaking #IfIWasGunnedDown Tweets You Should See

Events in Ferguson, Missouri have spawned outrage and trending topic

Things are already becoming a lot worse for people in Ferguson, Missouri, before anything has…

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Gaming Record: Bungie’s ‘Destiny’ Is No. 1 Most Pre-Ordered IP

The sci-fi first-person shooter has made history

The sci-fi first-person shooter, Destiny, has gone down in gaming history as one of the…

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President Barack Obama Issues Statement On Robin Williams’ Death

Commander-in-Chief expresses grief for the comedic genius

The 63-year-old comedian took his life Aug. 11 which prompted President Obama to sum up…

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Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg and Billy Crystal Raised $80 Million For Homeless

For two decades comedic trio hosted Comic Relief fundraisers

Generations of fans of the late Robin Williams recall how the comedic talent along with…

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Report: Black Men Need More Education Than Whites To Get Same Job

However, earning high-school diploma gives African-American male a 50% larger impact

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A recent study by an advocacy group suggests that black men and white men…

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How Fake $100 Bills Avoided Detection

Forgeries were so good they were only detected by Fed Reserve

Clever counterfeiters evaded Secret Service for more than a decade. Here’s how.

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Michael Brown Shooting: NAACP Issues Statement

Reports say the unarmed 18-year-old was killed in his neighborhood

The death of Michael Brown at the hands of a Ferguson police officer outside an…

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$525,000: Barneys Pays to Settle Racial Profiling Allegations

Retailer to also hire anti-profiling consultant

After an investigation on multiple complaints of racial profiling, Barneys New York has agreed to…

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Hillary Clinton Speaks Out Against Obama Administration

Former Secretary of State criticizes foreign policy on Syria, Iran

Hillary Clinton criticizes President Obama on foreign policy on Syria, Iran in recent interview.

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Judge Joe Brown Loses Bid To Become Tennessee District Attorney

Loses to incumbent Republican DA

TV’s Judge Joe Brown loses his bid to become a district attorney in Tennessee

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AFROPUNK Announces D’Angelo, Gianni Lee, And More For Annual Festival

The soulful crooner will be joined by the alternative world's finest

Marking its 10th year of exciting, culture-defining entertainment, the 2014 AFROPUNK Festival returns to Brooklyn’s…

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Michelle Obama’s Message to Girls: Commit to Education

FLOTUS encourages young women via Seventeen magazine in open letter

First Lady Michelle Obama pens an open letter for Seventeen magazine encouraging young American girls…

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Black LGBT Activists Join Petition To Restore Voting Rights Act

Message to Congress: The time is now to protect all voters

The National Black Justice Coalition joins the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights in…

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NBA Schedules 2015 Preseason Game in South Africa

Proceeds will go toward charity

The NBA will play a preseason game in South Africa in 2015. All proceeds will…

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10 Twitter Reactions To LeBron James’ Startling Weight Loss

Photo has NBA and sports fans talking and tweeting

The two-time NBA champion has adopted a no-carbs diet that has drastically changed his figure.…

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The 17 Craziest #WarOnWhites Tweets You Should See

Inspired by a Republican, Twitter has waged war on Anglos everywhere

The Internet can be a scary place if you don’t know how to navigate it…

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White Men Directed 90% Of This Year’s Summer Movies

Of 39 releases, 37 are directed by white men

Out of 39 movies that hit this summer, 37 have been directed by White men.…

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[EXCLUSIVE] Updates from President Obama’s U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

Forum hosted by Bloomberg Philanthropies, U.S. Commerce Dept: Africa is open for business

BlackEnterprise.com is live at the U.S-Africa Leaders Summit, the largest gathering of African heads of…

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EY seeks exceptional women entrepreneurs for its 2014 Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ Program

New Bill To Help Female Entrepreneurs Gain More Loans and Federal Contracts

Women’s Small Business Ownership Act of 2014 increases mincrolending and more

On the heel of reports that women business owners still lag behind men in accessing…

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Kendrick Lamar To Debut ‘m.A.A.d city’ At Sundance Film Festival

Compton's finest is bringing his classic album to the big screen

Rapper Kendrick Lamar is set to debut his ‘m.A.A.d. city’ film at the 2014 Sundance…

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Black Twitter Blasts Busta Rhymes In ‘Swagger Wagon’ Ad

The heavyweight MC angers the masses in Toyota's new commercial

Today marks a sad day for fans of Hip-Hop and the culture, as veteran lyricist…

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Uganda’s Oldest Refugee Camp Owns Video Game Arcade

For twenty American cents, resident can play FIFA or PlayStation

NPR’s show, “Planet Money,” is a program that is all about displaced individuals and their…

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‘Black Jesus’: Cartoon Network’s New Show Sparking Outrage

Group says pot-smoking, hard-drinking character mocks Christianity

Group says Adult Swim’s black, pot-smoking, hard-drinking “Jesus” mocks Christianity.

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Obama’s Message To CEOs: Quit Complaining

President believes 'fat-cat bankers' have it too good these days to complain

President Obama believes “fat-cat bankers” have it too good these days to complain.

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Woody Allen Talks Lack of Black Actors in Films

Filmmaker: 'You hire people based on who is correct for part'

The veteran filmmaker, Woody Allen, explains to the New York Observer why his films aren’t…

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George Zimmerman’s New Job? Security At a Gun Store

Trayvon Martin's attacker has authority, a badge and access to firearms

Trayvon Martin’s shooter, George Zimmerman, has a new job working as security at a place…

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Largest Ever US-Africa Summit Arrives in Washington DC

Pres. Obama welcomes 200 government and business leaders

First of its kind 3-day U.S.-Africa summit begins first week in August.

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VH1 No. One Cable Network Among Black Viewers

BET and OWN were next on list for black audiences at the end of June

VH1 was the most watched cable network during prime time in black households, with 8.1…

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President Obama To GOP: ‘Stop Hatin’ All The Time’

Coolest commander-in-chief has strong words for Republicans

President Obama has some strong words for the Republican Party after being threatened with litigation.

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EA Access Allows Gamers To Play Xbox One Games For $5

Is this the start of a new wave within gaming?

Is EA Access a new and radical step in home entertainment for gamers? Their new…

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Twitter Reacts to Stephen A. Smith’s ‘Domestic Violence’ Comments

Apology issued but damage already done

ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith put his foot in his mouth when sharing his thoughts about…

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Baltimore’s Mayor To Impose Curfew For City Teens

New rules give police authority to take violators to a curfew center

The Mayor of Baltimore, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, has imposed a city-wide curfew for the city’s youth,…

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Jay Z Announces ‘NY02′ As Roc Nation’s Official Water

The 'God MC' is bringing water to the masses

Jay Z announces NY02 as the officially branded water for all Roc Nation artists, events,…

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U.S. Officials Monitoring Worst Ebola Outbreak In West Africa

Virus has claimed more than 600 lives, infected more than 1,000 people

Will Africa’s Ebola outbreak reach the United States? Officials are investigating.

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Renisha McBride Case: Top Twitter Highlights

Theodore Wafer on trial after shooting woman who needed help

Witness on the stand during manslaughter trial discusses the shotgun used to kill 19-year-old Renisha…

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Strictly Business: 10 Reasons Beyoncé & Jay Z Divorce is (Allegedly) Imminent

Rumor mill is stirring about star couple's marital problems

Beyonce & Jay Z are under scrutiny, as reports say their marriage is strictly business,…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Dollar Tree To Buy Family Dollar For $8.5 Billion

Company has created North America's biggest discount enterprise

Discount retailer, Dollar General, aims to compete against Wal-Mart by purchasing Family Dollar for a…

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Oprah Winfrey, Starbucks Being Sued Over Chai Tea

Man claims baristas put heroin, hallucinogenics in his drink

Oprah Winfrey and Starbucks are being sued by a man who claims Starbucks workers added…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Student Selling Handwritten Letter from Obama to Help Pay for Tuition

Young scholar plans to sell the letter for $9,500

A young student is selling the handwritten letter that he received from President Obama to…

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Black Women Earn 64 Cents To Every Dollar Earned By White Men

Black women pale in comparison to non-Hispanic white men

Gender pay inequality is still high within the Black women community, as a recent study…

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Pregnant Woman Allegedly Choked By NYPD Over BBQ Grill

This comes two weeks after Eric Garner's death

Rosan Miller, 27, who is seven-months-pregnant, was choked out by the NYPD. This follows the…

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Congress Managed To Get Banned From Wikipedia

Editable encyclopedia has had enough of U.S. legislature’s “disruptive editing”

Wikipedia’s administrators have had enough of Congress’ erroneous edits, and has issued a temporary ban…

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Slave-Based Animation: Artist Creating New Cartoon Series

Justin Serrette Jr. also adding related video game

The celebrated cartoonist, Justin Serrette Jr., is creating a controversial series to rival that of…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Under Investigation: New Jersey School System Faces Discrimination Scandal

Dept. of Education investigates "One Newark" plan

The Dept. of Education announced that its investigating Newark, New Jersey schools after filed complaints…

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Study: Women Of Color Punished More For Hiring To Increase Diversity

White men get rewarded for similar actions, findings show

In an alarming study, women of color get punished by corporations for hiring diverse workers.…

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Young Man Uses Vine to Blasts Store Employees Following Him

User showcases his 'shopping while black' experience

Vine user, Rashid Polo, uses the social media video app to blasts employees following him…

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NYC Approves Apartment Building With ‘Poor Door’

Is this a step forward for solving income inequality?

It’s no secret that New York City has an inequality problem. As more and more…

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HIV Research: Temple University Team Successfully Eliminates Virus from Human Cells

The latest research is one step closer to finding a cure for AIDS

A team of Temple University School of Medicine researchers have successfully designed a way to…

By Courtney Connley

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Telmex Billionaire Carlos Slim Calls For Three-Day Workweek

World's second-richest man believes in a radical overhaul of how we work

Telmex CEO Carlos Slim, better known as the world’s second-richest man, recently told an audience…

By Kevin L. Clark

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John Hopkins Pays $190 Million Over Secret Gynecologist Recording

Hospital hopes settlement will bring peace to female victims

According to reports, Johns Hopkins Hospital will pay $190 million to settle a lawsuit over…

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New York Councilman Robert Cornegy and Jean Alerte Award ‘Do Right, Do Good’ Scholars

The 36th District councilman and Brooklyn Swirl's CEO celebrate young minds

New York’s Mayor Bill de Blasio was on-hand with entrepreneur Jean Alerte to celebrate ‘Do…

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Trayvon Martin Peace Summit: Kobe Bryant Joins Nipsey Hussle

'The Black Mamba' shares thoughts about injustice

Kobe Bryant, joins Trayvon Martin’s parents and Nipsey Hussle to speak out against gun violence…

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RECAP: Black Enterprise Previews Sony’s Holiday Jamboree

What is the company's plan after already conquering the gaming industry?

Sony held its annual holiday showcase in New York City. Check out what the company…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Forbes Media Sells Majority Stake To Hong Kong Investment Company Group

Forbes reaches agreement with group of international investors

Forbes Media, the parent company of Forbes Magazine has reached an agreement to sell a…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Rob Brown Settling Discrimination Suit Against Macy’s

Settlement has been reached in principle regarding alleged racial profiling

Actor Rob Brown is settling the lawsuit versus Macy’s and New York City for their…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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ESPN Insinuates Drug Usage During Serena Williams Match

Remarks spark outrage and Change.org activism

ESPN commentators have inspired a Change.org petition after accusing tennis superstar Serena Williams of being…

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On his first meeting with former South African President Nelson Mandela   "The new South Africa needs us. To be specific, if a truly, multiracial state will grow out of apartheid’s ashes, it needs contributions of African American skills and financial resources. That was the message President Mandela delivered to a gathering of prominent black American business and political leaders when he visited BLACK ENTERPRISE’s offices a year after he gained his freedom. Black America has created, sustained and grown its own businesses and sent executives to the nation’s largest corporations. South Africa needs this knowledge."

International Day: World Remembers Nelson Mandela

Black Enterprise remembers global and national treasure on first International Day since his death

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Today, July 18 marks Nelson Mandela International Day, in honor of the former…

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N.W.A.’s ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Casting Call Causes Controversy

Sheets with descriptions of women raise eyebrows and criticism

With the N.W.A. biopic currently filming, ‘Straight Outta Compton’ courted its first bit of controversy…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Sci-Fi Fascinations: 10 Twitter Reactions To Bungie’s Destiny Beta Unveiling

Next-gen offering has taken social media by storm

Bungie’s Destiny sci-fi actioner has been regarded as one of the most anticipated games in…

By Kevin L. Clark

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10 Twitter Reactions To Marvel Introducing A Black Captain America

Comic company adding diversity to its list of accomplishments

Several years and a day after turning Thor into a woman, Sam Wilson, aka Falcon,…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Microsoft To Cut 18,000 Jobs

More than 12,000 will come from Nokia, which was acquired by Microsoft

Microsoft announced it is laying off up to 18,000 workers over the course of the…

By Patrick Austin

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Time Warner Rebuffs Rupert Murdoch’s Takeover Bid

Time Warner reportedly delivered a "terse letter rejecting the offer"

Rupert Murdoch had his $80 billion takeover bid rebuffed by Time Warner.

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Valerie Jarrett Honored by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority

Rosa L. Parks-Coretta Scott King Award

Senior Advisor to the President, Valerie Jarett, gets honored by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.…

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Dr. Dre Allegedly Suing Chinese Counterfeiters Over Beats Headphones

Hip-hop mogul believes he's losing billions to counterfeit headphones

Hip-hop mogul Dr. Dre is reportedly suing Chinese counterfeiters for billions in the selling of…

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President Obama Responds Hilariously To Homosexual Joke

Cool commander-in-chief continues to champion the LGBT community

President Obama, the coolest commander-in-chief, continues to champion the LGBT community while at a eatery…

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Confirmed: Samuel L. Jackson Joins Cast Of ‘Tarzan’ Movie

No word as to who the Oscar nominee will play

Oscar nominee Samuel L. Jackson will join the cast of David Yates’ ‘Tarzan’ movie.

By Kevin L. Clark

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Laverne Cox Makes Emmy History: First Transgender Person Nominated

'Orange Is the New Black' breakout starlet joins most inclusive LGBT list

Laverne Cox is known for her recurring role in “Orange Is the New Black” as…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Brad Pitt To Build Low-Income Homes For Native American Families

Actor's 'Make It Right' group aiming to construct 20 homes for Sioux and Assiniboine tribes

Brad Pitt, the celebrated actor, has taken his nonprofit organization, Make It Right, to Native…

By Kevin L. Clark

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[VIDEO] Tekken 7 Debuts At Evo 2014

Gamers rejoice as highly anticipated title leaked during weekend

Katsuhiro Harada had some explaining to do when his title, Tekken 7, leaked over the…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Omega Psi Phi Raises Awareness About Domestic Violence

Death of Bianca Tanner by Kappa Alpha Psi served as inspiration

Death of Bianca Tanner by a member of Kappa Alpha Psi has spurred fellow Black…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Post Accident: Tracy Morgan Sues Walmart

Suit claims Walmart “careless and negligent in the ownership and operation of its motor vehicle"

Tracey Morgan, finally home from the hospital after fatal accident, sues Walmart after the tragedy.

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Ride-Sharing Startup Lyft Could Be Illegal In New York

Drivers caught working with the startup, could face fines, vehicle impound

Ride-sharing startup Lyft is expanding its service to New York, but the city’s Taxi &…

By Patrick Austin

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Cleveland Clothing Company Designs ‘For6iven’ T-Shirt For LeBron James

Apparel meant to showcase that James is 'forgiven' for leaving team back in 2010

Ohio’s Fresh Brewed Tees is anticipating LeBron James’ return to Cleveland by printing out t-shirts…

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Spirit Airlines Offers Free Miles to ‘Haters’

'Most complained about' company in industry welcomes more grievances seeking to clean up image

“Most complained about” in the industry, Spirit Airlines welcomes more hate with new promotion offering…

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Two Drone Pilots Arrested By NYPD

Regulation concerning the use of unmanned vehicles has become more important than ever

Two men in Manhattan were arrested on Monday and charged with reckless endangerment for flying…

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FIFA Suspends Nigeria From International Soccer

FIFA brings hammer down after country fires soccer committee

FIFA brings hammer down after Nigeria fires soccer committee, suspending the country from participating in…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Ray Nagin Former New Orleans Mayor Gets 10-Year Sentence

Mayor who helped New Orleans stand tall after Hurricane Katrina convicted of fraud

Ray Nagin, who stood trial in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina scandal, was convicted of…

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Cupcake Company Crumbs Closes Down For Good

Largest U.S. cupcake retailer shuttered nearly 50 locations in 10 states

Crumbs, the largest U.S. cupcake retailer, has been forced to close its doors indefinitely due…

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Crystal Clarke Joins Cast of Star Wars: Episode VII

Newcomer Crystal Clarke will appear in the latest movie

Crystal Clarke joins Lupita Nyong’o in the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. It’s the…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Jay Z Wants To End Extreme Poverty By 2030

Can the 'god MC' fulfill his goal?

The Roc Nation CEO aims to tap into his more philanthropic side, as Jay Z…

By Kevin L. Clark

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‘Real Housewives’ Apollo Nida Sentenced to 8 Years for Fraud

Reality TV star gets leniency from judge, avoids 30-year imprisonment

Cast member and husband of Phaedra Parks of the Real Housewives of Atlanta was sentenced…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Small Businesses Favor Minimum Wage Increase says National Poll

Studies Show Link Between Minimum Wage and Job Growth

Latest observation shows positive impact from pay increase

A recent observation conducted by Goldman Sachs proves that an increase in minimum wage can…

By Courtney Connley

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Millennials Choose Smartphones Over Deodorant

Report also finds older adults ranked phones and deodorant as equal in importance

The Bank of America Trends in Consumer Mobility report finds millennials reveal they believe a…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Love Netflix? Get Paid To Watch It

Making a living watching movies may seem like a dream job, but it's more important than you think

Netflix is offering a position where you’ll be watching movies all day while tagging the…

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Study: Women Are More Optimistic About Economy Than Men

Female entrepreneurs also use social media more to connect with customers

In a study done by American Express, women are more likely to be optimistic about…

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Is There An Obama Legacy Smear Campaign?

Obama's legacy is solid on paper, so why are critics punching holes in it?

With the heightened criticism via negative polls and recent gestures of disrespect, the question remains:…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Columbus Short Makes Plea Deal in Domestic Abuse Case

Columbus Short Involved in Another ‘Scandal’

Actor arrested recently for public intoxication

Columbus Short was arrested, once again, for an altercation in Dallas—this time for public intoxication.

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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New York’s WestView Newspaper Calls Obama the N-Word

Was this race baiting at its finest?

The WestView News, a community newspaper in New York, published a piece in its July…

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Tyler Perry Trademarks ‘What Would Jesus Do’

Box-office mainstay scores a coup in owning the popular phrase

If Tyler Perry is planning to create a ‘What Would Jesus Do’ movie, he can…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Birthday Girl: Malia Obama Receives a Car for Sweet 16

First daughter's latest gift shows signs of new driver at the White House

Malia Obama celebrates her sweet 16 in style with a brand new car for her…

By Courtney Connley

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Twitter ‘Buy Button’ Appears On Website

With stocks down, can Twitter create a new source of revenue?

With stocks down, can Twitter create a new source of revenue through the advent of…

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HBO to Air Beyonce Concert Series

Fox Host Calls Single Women ‘Beyonce Voters’ Who Depend on Government

Jesse Watters also adds that these are Hillary Clinton's biggest supporters

Fox News host Jesse Watters calls single women ‘Beyonce voters’ who ‘depend on the government’…

By Courtney Connley

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15 Twitter Reactions To Bobby Brown’s BBQ Launch

If you don't know, know that the Internets don't play fair.

A whole generation regarded Bobby Brown as the King of the Stage. His late wife,…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Tim Howard: The Safest Hands in America

U.S. Goalkeeper cements legacy with 2014 World Cup performance

In the line of fire: How U.S. soccer goalie Tim Howard nearly single-handedly saved our…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Number of Jobs Created Misses Expectations

Jobs Report: 288,000 Jobs Added In June

Jobless rate drops, but what does this mean for unemployed African Americans?

Are the unemployment numbers indicative of an economic recovery for all?

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Instagram To Debut First Original TV Show

Is this a brave new step into the future or nah?

Instagram hopes to debut ‘Artistically Challenged,’ its first original TV show, to the masses exclusively…

By Kevin L. Clark

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The 15 Realest #NiceGentrifier Tweets You Should See

Gloria Malone's keep-it-real trending topic has elicited strong responses

Gloria Malone’s keep-it-real #NiceGentrifier hashtag has been trending, so we’ve taken the 15 best tweets…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Target: Leave Guns at Home When Shopping, Please

Gun control groups push big-box retailer to take action

The big-box retailer, Target, has succumbed to pressure from gun control groups to urge its…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Former Tinder Dating App Exec Sued For Sexual Harassment

Co-founder says Justin Mateen forced her out of the company she helped build

Popular dating app Tinder is under fire as former employee and co-founder Whitney Wolfe says…

By Patrick Austin

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BE 100s: Nation’s Most Successful Black-Owned Businesses

Check out the full list for the best of the best in auto, financial services and more

Black Enterprise ranks the most successful black-owned businesses via its 42nd annual BE 100s list.…

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#ThingsTimHowardCouldSave: 16 Awesome Twitter Memes

Is there nothing the record-breaking USA team goalie cannot save?

USA’s Tim Howard rewrote the history books with his 16 saves during their World Cup…

By Kevin L. Clark

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

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

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

By Courtney Connley

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#Jeremy Meeks: From Mug Shot to Modeling Contract?

Mug shot gone viral could lead to modelling contract, reality series

What a way to get discovered. Can a mug shot really land someone a lucrative…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Cameroon World Cup Match-Fixing Scandal Heats Up

African nation investigating its own World Cup team for alleged match-fixing

Cameroon’s Soccer Federation is investigating its own World Cup team as allegations of match fixing…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Immigration Reform: 5 Things We Learned From Russell Simmons

All Def Digital CEO speaks on the future of policy and diversity in the nation

Russell Simmons, All Def Digital CEO, took to his HuffPost blog to bring awareness to…

By Kevin L. Clark

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So, Donald Sterling Is Indeed Mentally Fit

Neurologist says embattled owner shows signs of mild cognitive impairment (MCI)

After being examined by yet another doctor, Sterling is deemed mentally fit now

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[PHOTOS] #Freedom50: 10 Riveting Civil Rights Moments That Inspire

In commemoration of the Civil Rights Act anniversary, take a look at iconic moments of activism.

Today, July 1, marks 50 years since the enactment of the Civil Rights Act on…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Jet Magazine Launches App; Shutters Magazine

Actress Keke Palmer inaugural cover subject. What do you think?

Legendary Jet Magazine will no longer be available in print stores. No worries, the digital…

By Kevin L. Clark

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[VIDEO] Alex Gibney’s ‘Finding Fela’ Trailer Debuts Online

Nigeria's son shines bright in this new documentary.

Oscar award winning filmmaker Alex Gibney (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room) has finally…

By Kevin L. Clark

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[VIDEO] Have The Roots Gone Pop In New Kellogg-Themed Concert?!

Their latest partnership is the tipping point for a new audience.

There was a time when fans of The Roots were the only ones interested in…

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Supreme Court: Employers Can Refuse Contraceptive Coverage

Corporations can hold religious objections to birth control

New ruling by highest U.S. court says employers can refuse healthcare coverage of contraceptives.

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Twitter Reacts To Bobbi Kristina Disrespecting Angela Bassett

Whitney Houston's baby girl had harsh words for the actress

Angela Bassett will direct the ‘Whitney Houston’ docufilm, which has made the late singer’s daughter,…

By Kevin L. Clark

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15 Most Critically Outrageous Tweets From #BETAwards

Twitter kept jokes flowing throughout the night of high points---and mishaps

Twitter came out in full force with the most outrageous and critical insights on the…

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Diversity: Lupita Nyong’o and Pharrell In Oscar’s New Group of Potential Voters

Academy cuts velvet rope to let younger, more diverse voices into voting club

Academy cuts velvet rope to let younger, more diverse voices into voting club.

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Aaliyah Biopic: Lead Actress Drops Out

Rep says it was due to production and other issues

Zendaya, who faced criticism for being chosen of the lead role of Aaliyah in planned…

By Janell Hazelwood

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First Cameroon, Then Ghana, Now Nigeria: African Teams Demand World Cup Money

Will pay issues derail Africa's soccer ambitions?

As yet another African country puts spotlight on salary demands, will payment issues derail Ghana,…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Bobby Womack Dies

Legendary producer inspired and wrote hits for bands including the Rolling Stones

Bobby Womack, producer and singer who wrote and originally recorded Rolling Stones’ first UK No.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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REGISTER NOW: Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit’s 10th Anniversary

It will be a landmark year for the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit in…

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Watch Sonia Alleyne’s Interview with Venus Williams at This Year’s Women of Power Summit [Video]

Venus Williams was one of the featured speakers at this year’s Women of Power Summit.

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