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Freddie Gray is the latest case of a black male who died while in police custody, sparking outrage and riots in Baltimore, Md. (Image: File)

Reports: Grand Jury Indicts Six Officers in Freddie Gray Case

Baltimore state’s attorney Marilyn J. Mosby announced that a grand jury has indicted the six…

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The National Black Theatre In Harlem Celebrates Its 47th Anniversary

This year's gala marks what would have been NBT Founder Barbara Ann Teer's 78th birthday

Barbara Ann Teer’s National Black Theatre (NBT) will host the eighth annual TEER Spirit Awards…

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Arizona Passes New Law Regarding Welfare Benefits

The state passes legislation that tightly restricts the amount of time spent on public assistance

Arizona’s Republican led legislature voted to cut the budgets of an array of programs to…

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Beyonce Visits Haiti to See Post-Earthquake Progress

Singer takes #BeyGood abroad for Haitian humanitarian mission

Beyonce takes #BeyGood abroad for Haitian humanitarian mission.

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[VIDEO] The Weekend Update: May 18th

In case you missed it, here's some of the big news that happened this weekend

Barack takes on police militarization, unfolding drama in the NBA & WNBA, and Janet Jackson…

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Black Gay College Student Convicted 60 Years In Prison For HIV Crime

Civil rights organization outraged by jury verdict

Black gay college student faces life in prison for infecting partners with HIV.

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Boston University Professor Criticized for Race Related Tweets

Saida Grundy under fire for insights in reference to white males

Boston University sociology professor Saida Grundy under fire for tweets about white males.

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Blues Legend B.B. King Dies

Composer, guitarist and entrepreneur had successful career that spanned more than 60 years

Blues legend, author, entrepreneur and composure known as the “King of Blues” died in his…

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At National Police Week, Police Are Forced To Reflect On Social Climate

Officers give their take on the current social climate, in advance of Peace Officers Memorial Day

“I’ve gotta tell you — the current situation is about as bad as I’ve seen…”…

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Harriet Tubman Wins Poll For Woman On $20 Bill

Petitions to replace Andrew Jackson were delivered to the White House

Harriet Tubman wins Women On 20′s campaign to replace the face of Andrew Jackson.

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DJ Premier Producing ‘The Breaks’ On Vh1

Hip hop legend has reportedly signed on as composer

According to a Vh1 press release, Preemo has signed on as composer, and executive producer…

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Navy Secretary to Propose Doubling Maternity Leave

Ray Mebus, Navy Secretary, wants the military branch to become more family friendly

Ray Mebus, Navy Secretary, wants the military branch to become more family friendly by doubling…

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ColorComm Announces 2015 Circle Awards Honorees

Organization will honor eight outstanding women during July conference

The national organization for women of color in communications will honor eight outstanding women during…

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[RECAP] New Faces of Wealth Twitter Chat

Topics included self-esteem and debt, overcoming financial pressures and more

The #NewFacesofWealth Twitter Chat discussed gender stereotypes, Blacks and money, wealth factors, self-esteem and debt,…

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Black Enterprise Presents BE Modern Man: Where It’s Our Normal to Be Extraordinary

Special program features today's male leaders of color---in their words, their way

BE Modern Man is an integrative 10-week Web initiative that honors the essence, image and…

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Speaking Truth About Black Men

Black males face many problems. Black males are not the problem. This is a powerful, even revolutionary distinction to make.

African American males face many challenges. However being black and male is not among them.…

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[VIDEO] Ben Carson Formally Announces Campaign for 2016 Presidency

The doctor and his wife were joined by a choir and acapella group as he shared his exciting news

“I gotta tell you something: I’m not politically correct. I’m not gonna be politically correct…

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[RECAP] Influencer Coalition Presents ‘The Autopsy, Part 2: Our Money, Our Power, Our Politics’

Business and community leaders gather in Atlanta to talk strategy and solutions

“The Autopsy, Part 2: Our Money, Our Power, Our Politics” examined the wealth gap and…

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[RECAP] Panel Discussion On Law Enforcement and the Community

Vital conversation between community leaders and police on solutions

A necessary discussion for both sides addressed the strained relationship and how to repair it.

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[VIDEO] Today Is Star Wars Day: May The Fourth Be With You

Star Wars fans unite

It’s been almost 40 years since the iconic ‘Star Wars: A New Hope’ film was…

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The Weekend Update: May 4

In case you missed it, here's some of the big news that happened this weekend

The weekend is never quite long enough, and it seems as though there’s always too…

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Reports: Freddie Gray Death Ruled a Homicide; World Reacts for Justice

Baltimore prosecutor proceeds with charges against six police officers

Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby brought charges against six police officers in the death…

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Police Brutality Also an Issue for Women of Color

Black female lives lost by way of law enforcement lack social awareness

Women of color questioning where the support lies for the numerous black female lives…

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Viola Davis to Play Abolitionist Harriet Tubman in HBO Movie

Award winning actress, Viola Davis, will play lead role in historical biopic

Viola Davis, is set to portray historical civil rights activist Harriet Tubman in new HBO…

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[WATCH] Hillary Clinton a Keynote Speaker at David Dinkins Leadership and Public Policy Forum

Presidential hopeful offers prayers for Freddie Gray family and talks social reform

Hillary Clinton talked social and economic reform as well as the Freddie Gray case at…

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[UPDATE] Baltimore Riots: President Obama Addresses State of Emergency

POTUS condemns violence as residents begin clean up of community

In aftermath of Freddie Gray’s death and the subsequent Baltimore, Md. protests, President Obama addresses…

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[VIDEO] Black Lives Matter Protesters Stock Forever 21 with ‘Never 21′ Tees

The group is bringing awareness to children killed by law enforcement

Black Lives Matter protesters posed as employees, stick Forever 21 with Never 21 t-shirts for…

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The Curious Case of Freddie Gray

The circumstances regarding his death are unclear and a nation is demanding answers

Baltimore, MD: Today is the funeral for Freddie Gray, but why? The circumstances regarding his…

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[REPORT] Obama’s Unclassified Emails Read by Russian Hackers

Cyber criminals did not access secure systems but still viewed sensitive data

White House confirmed Russian hackers accessed President Obama’s emails.

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Women of Color Also Victims of Racial Profiling

YWCA USA held luncheon on Capitol Hill to combat racial injustice

YWCA USA held it’s Capitol Hill luncheon, Thursday in Washington, DC, to take a stand…

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Sheila Vaden-Williams, Former NAMAD President, Dies

Harvard-trained lawyer was 55 and is survived by husband and three children

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According to reports, Sheila Vaden-Williams, the former president of the National Association of Minority…

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Tiffany Foxx Talks Fearlessness, Faith and Love and Hip Hop

The rapper hopes to take career to next level with Love and Hip Hop Atlanta debut

Tiffany Foxx talks debut on Love and Hip Hop Atlanta, faith and her future goals.

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Michael Brown’s Family Files Civil Suit Against Ferguson

Brown's family believes the evidence surrounding their son's death deserves another look

Attorney for the Brown family Anthony Gray – “The evidence has not changed, but the…

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Ranking the World’s 10 Most Censored Countries

North Korea, China, Iran, and Ethiopia all make the CPJ's list of 10 Most Censored Countries

China – “despite having hundreds of millions of Internet users, maintains the ‘Great Firewall’, a…

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Recent Kansas Law Further Restricts How Welfare Benefits Are Used

Republican Governor of Kansas signs new laws, with more restrictions and limits

If all this talk of singling out and judging the spending habits of the poor…

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Atlanta Cheating Scandal: Does the Punishment Fit the Crime?

Black Enterprise readers say no

But when the educators that stood trial—all of them black—were convicted of racketeering and lesser…

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Thousands Of Low Wage Workers Show Up To ‘Fight for $15′

What began as a call for higher wages has evolved into a fight for all low wage workers

Workers who attended the protests said that the problems fast-food workers face reflect issues in…

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Justice League NYC Began their MARCH2JUSTICE

The 250 mile, 9-day march began this week

Activist coalition marches from NYC to Capitol Hill (D.C.) to deliver legislation.

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The EU Files Formal Charges Against Google

EU officials take a close look at GOOGLE's search engine results

Charges against Google claim that the company promotes its own services above those of its…

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‘We Will Never Forget You’ : One year Since Nigerian Schoolgirls Abducted

Malala Yousafzia, and others turn to the internet in support of missing Nigerian Schoolgirls

Yesterday marked one year since Nigerian schoolgirls were abducted from a boarding school in the…

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Kevin Hart Wins MTV Comedic Genius Award

Comedian brought his two children onto the stage with him

Last night, Kevin Hart won the MTV Comedic Genius Award. The actor brought his children…

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John Legend Launches ‘FREE AMERICA’: Campaign to Help End Mass Incarceration

The Academy Award-winning singer is committed to improving civil rights

John Legend has launched his new campaign FREE AMERICA, to help end mass incarceration across…

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BE Exclusive: Third World Band’s Cat Coore on Obama’s Visit to Jamaica

The son of late Deputy Prime Minister David Coore talks economics, politics, and music

The son of late Deputy Prime Minister David Coore talks economics, politics, and music.

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President Obama Visits Jamaica

He’s the first POTUS to visit the country in three decades

President Obama is currently visiting Jamiaca, as the first President of the U.S. to visit…

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Virginia Bans Criminal History Question on Employment Applications

State passes a law that helps employees with past mistakes gain employment

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe enforces a law that bans the criminal history box on state…

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Black Lives Matter Update: Two Blacks Get a Seat in Ferguson’s City Council

Perhaps a new day has dawned for the Ferguson community

On Tuesday April 7, two African Americans got a seat in the City Council of…

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Walter Scott Case: White Officer Michael Slager Charged with Murder in South Carolina

The video leaked to the public Tuesday April 7, which resulted in the state filing charges

White officer Michael T. Slager has been charged with the murder of Walter Scott on…

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Top 5 Blacks in Brewery

Here's a look at some of the best pioneers in the brewing industry

Here’s a look at the top five blacks in brewery, as today is national beer…

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Mindy Kaling’s Brother Posed As a Black Man to Get into Medical School

Kaling's brother chronicles his experience as a black man on website and in new book

Actress and comedian Mindy Kaling’s brother reveals he posed as a black man when applying…

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Eight More States Projected to Legalize Marijuana

Analysts say eight more states may be following Colorado's lead

Nearly ten more states are projected to legalize the use of marijuana.

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John Hopkins Faces Lawsuit For Reportedly Infecting Hundreds With an STD

Former research subjects say the school deceived them during the experiment

Hundreds of former research subjects file a $1 billion lawsuit against John Hopkins for allegedly…

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Militant Group al-Shabab Kills 147 at Kenyan College

Christian students targeted in attack, reports say

More than 140 students and staff members were killed in an al-Shabab attack at a…

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McDonald's and NAACP Launch Project H.E.L.P.

McDonald’s Increases Hourly Wage and Benefits for a Portion of Its Workers

Changes won't affect employees who work for McDonald's franchisees

Effective July 1, McDonald’s will increase its minimum wage and benefits for all employees, except…

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Face2Face Africa Hosting Pan-African Weekend in New York City for Global Innovators

Attendees have the chance to meet celebrities and business moguls of pan-African affairs

Pan-African Weekend is set to take place from July 10-12 in New York City, and…

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TSA Will Stop Searching Black Women’s Hair

The new agreement aims to stop discrimination against black women

The TSA aims to stop the discrimination of black women and their hair with new…

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BE Exclusive: Congressman Jim Himes Takes Stance Against LGBT Discrimination

State under more fire for law allowing businesses to refuse to serve LGBT community

Here is a Be Exclusive: CT Congressman Jim Himes: ‘Indiana could discriminate against anybody with…

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[RECAP] Nickelodeon’s 2015 Annual Kids’ Choice Awards: Winners

Hollywood stars and fan favorites took over the orange carpet

Hollywood stars took over the orange carpet and took away orange blimps at Nickelodeon’s 28th…

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5 Things to Know About Jon Stewart’s Replacement Trevor Noah

What you should know about the rising South African comedian

Five things to know about South African comedian Trevor Noah.

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T.I. Opens his First Restaurant: Scales 925

The upscale eatery is located in downtown Atlanta

T.I. is opening his first restaurant, Scales 925, in downtown Atlanta on April 14.

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Mississippi Student Indicted for Hanging Noose on Iconic Statue of James Meredith

A federal hate crime has been charged

Recently, a University of Mississippi Student was indicted for hanging noose on James Meredith iconic…

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Jay-Z Set to Relaunch Tidal, a New Music Service

New releases include songs by Madonna, Kanye West and Daft Punk

Jay Z is set to relaunch his new music service ‘Tidal’ today.

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Star Awards: Delta Air Lines Honors Suppliers for Championing Diversity

Event highlights exemplary leadership and service

Delta Air Lines honored top small-business, minority-owned and women-owned supplier partners during the company’s annual…

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Open Letter to ’60 Minutes’ on Increasing Its Coverage of Africans

Over 150 journalists and professors gave their signature

On Wednesday, March 25, more than 150 journalists and professors sent an open letter to…

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Taraji P. Henson to Host Saturday Night Live

The 'Empire' star is set to host SNL on April 11th

According to recent reports, Empire star Taraji P. Henson will host Saturday Night Live on…

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$10,000 Elevator Pitch Competition: Are You a Winning Entrepreneur?

Submit a 2-3 minute video pitch to win

Many have watched Shark Tank, where contestants pitch products and businesses in hopes of garnering…

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Evelyn Lozada Lands Reality Show on Oprah’s OWN

The Basketball Wives star is ready make her appearance on TV again

According to recent reports, Evelyn Lozada from Basketball Wives has landed a new reality show…

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Plucked CEO and Founder joins Black Enterprise for BE Smart Twitter Chat

Denisha Kuhlor talks college experiences, applications, and how to better manage your time

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On Friday, March 27, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. EST, Black Enterprise is hosting…

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Former U.S. Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. to Be Released from Prison

The Ex-US Rep spent roughly half of his sentence behind bars

According to reports, former U.S. Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. is set to be released from…

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The Resumator Founder and CEO Joins Black Enterprise for #Driven2Innovate Twitter Chat

Don Charlton talks funding, diversity in tech, and more

The Resumator founder and CEO joins Black Enterprise for #Driven2Innovate Twitter Chat.

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Tracy Morgan Crash Settlement: James McNair’s Children Get $10 Million

Family of deceased comedian to get lifetime annuity payments

Reports indicate that Jamel McNair, 26, and Denita McNair, 19, will allocate the funds via…

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State of Black America Report: Minorities See Boost in Equality, But Gap Still Exists

National Urban League tackles critical issues on jobs, education and justice

National Urban League says “the state of Black America is in crisis,” and the report…

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‘Empire’ Star Jussie Smollett Shares Thoughts on Steve Harvey’s Inspiring Work Ethic

Actor stopped by to talk about the series finale and more

Actor Jussie Smollett shares his thoughts on Steve Harvey’s work ethic, his new single, and…

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Gloria Steinem on Black Women: ‘They Invented the Feminist Movement’

Activist details her journey and how, united, women can be a powerful force

Activist and journalist Gloria Steinem shares how black women impacted the feminist movement and how…

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Starbucks and USA Today Team Up to Tackle Race

Backlash heats up via social media---with some in support and others calling it an utter nightmare

Starbucks has teamed up with USA Today to tackle racism with a new “Race Together”…

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Plus Size Athletic Wear…Finally

Sports Authority launches plus size line of clothing

Not having a bikini in a plus-size may not surprise many, but the fact that…

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FACE Africa Hosting 6th Annual WASH Gala: Instilling Clean Water Initiatives and Programs in West Africa

The event is aiming to raise $300,000 to provide residents with safe water

FACE Africa is hosting its sixth annual WASH gala, which will help provide clean water…

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The 5 Best Apple Watch Games

Here's a look at some of the coolest games you can play on your wrist

The following is a feature by Innov8tiv.com
Apple Watch is about to get rolled out and…

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SXSW 2015 is Here: Attend Interactive, Film and Music Festivals and Conferences

The extravagant festivals and conferences are being held in Austin, Texas

South by Southwest 2015 took off on Friday, March 13th and will take place through…

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ABFF Hosts Empire Season Finale Watch Event

ABFF and Empire take over Brooklyn

TV’s hottest new show “Empire” comes to an end with a two-hour season finale on…

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MSNBC Hosts Blame Hip-Hop Music for Racist Fraternity Video

Black Twitter creates viral hashtag #RapAlbumsThatCausedSlavery

Black Twitter starts viral hashtag #RapAlbumsThatCausedSlavery following the remarks by MSNBC hosts who defended SAE…

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University of Oklahoma Expels Two Students Involved in Racist Video

School's President David Boren: The school has a 'zero-tolerance policy' for racism

University of Oklahoma expels two students who were identified as leaders of the racist video…

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$7.4 Million Judgment: Robin Thicke and Pharrell Lose Case in Marvin Gaye Suit

'Blurred Lines' at center of infringement; Clifford "TI" Harris found harmless in case

A jury ruled in favor of Marvin Gaye’s family in a copyright infringement case against…

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NBA Baller with Anta Sneaker Deal Caught Wearing Jordans

Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons says competitor shoe better for his injured ankle

Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons says Nike brand Air Jordan a better fit while his ankle…

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‘The Dress’ Being Used to Fight Domestic Violence

Viral photo resurfaces to promote a greater cause

A photo of a dress went viral on the Web in February after social media…

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Why We Must Continue The Work of Selma To Remake America

Top moments on the 50th anniversary of 'Bloody Sunday'

All eyes were on Selma this weekend as tens of thousands – including President Obama…

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NBA Teams Up with ‘Lean In Together’ for Gender Equality

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's organization is helping to empower women

Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook and longtime supporter of gender equality, has recently…

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Actor Gbenga Akinnagbe Stars on New Season of The Following

The actor/activist finds success in Hollywood and gives back through his t-shirt line

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

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President and First Lady Obama to Address Educating Girls Worldwide

President and First Lady Obama continue fight for girls' education

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

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Black Enterprise Announces 50 Most Powerful Women in Corporate America

Executives will be honored today during Women of Power Summit

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

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Anthony Mason, Former New York Knicks Baller, Dies

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

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

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[RECAP] Black Enterprise Hosts Social Media Week Event

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

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

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Social Media Week Lagos Connects Africa for Awareness and Innovation

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

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

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TGIF Restaurant Sued for Race Discrimination

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

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

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

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

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

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

Somali families suffer amid U.S. regulations

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

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This Day In History – Tiger Flowers Wins Middleweight Boxing Title

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

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

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

The long anticipated rebroadcast will take place on Saturday night

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

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

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

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

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HBO’s Diversity Plan for Hollywood

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

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

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

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

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

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

Justice was served on Feb. 25, 1999

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

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WATCH: Social Media Week Live Stream

Top leaders in the tech industry share their insights with us

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

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

Well-known journalist succumbs to lung cancer

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

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[VIDEO] Social Media Week 2015 Is Upon Us

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Search for America’s Next Black Comedians

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

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

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Zendaya Responds to Racist Hair Comment

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Hot 97.1 digital producer shares her special moment with us

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

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Entrepreneur’s Summit: Reginald Hudlin Confirmed to Attend

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

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

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Maya Angelou Honored with Forever Stamp

The beloved author, actress and poet will always be remembered

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

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

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

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

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Crawford Safe After NBA Record-breaking Trading Day

More than 30 players get new teams by deadline

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

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

The next giant leap for mankind is here

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

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Man Arrested for Bombing Near NAACP Office in Colorado

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

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

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This Day In History: Charles Barkley Is Born

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

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

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Walmart CEO Announces Higher Wages for Employees

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Justice Department Preparing to Sue Ferguson Police

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

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

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

A breakdown of the economic legacy of terror

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

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Starbucks CEO Holds a Series of Race Discussions with Employees

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

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

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This Day In History: Toni Morrison Is Born

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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This Day In History: First Black Pro Basketball Team Established

The New York Renaissance were established Feb 13, 1923

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

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Change Agent

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

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

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

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

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

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ABFF Meet Ups for Film Industry Professionals Planned Nationwide

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

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

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This Day in History: The NAACP Was Founded

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

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

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Black Lives Matter: Trayvon Martin Foundation to Host Remembrance Weekend

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

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

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{Infographic} Tips To Child Proof Your Home

Make Safe Happen provides awareness and tips for protection

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

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This Day In History: Nelson Mandela Released from Prison

Today marks the 25th anniversary of his release

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

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

Mahisha Dellinger talks branding, business development, strategy and more

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

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Black History Business Titan: Ernesta Procope

BE pays tribute to the first lady of real estate

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

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

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

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

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Ledisi Responds to Beyonce ‘Precious Lord’ Controversy

Fans say Beyoncé stole Ledisi’s moment

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

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Malia and Michelle Obama Visit Colleges in New York

Oldest Obama daughter spotted visiting NYU, Columbia and Barnard College

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

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Beyonce Surpasses Aretha Franklin with 20th Grammy Win

Beyoncé makes Grammy history

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

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Celebrity Real Estate: 5 Fab Homes of Stars Under 30

From Kevin Durant to Rihanna, check out these amazing homes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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NBCUniversal and ABFF Searching for Next Screen Star with Star Project

Companies collaborating to increase opportunities for black actors

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

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Entrepreneurs Summit: Business Leader Wes Moore to Give Keynote Speech

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

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

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Women of Power: 4 Boss Moves to Get Salary You Deserve

As the pay gap for women and men is highlighted today for Equal Pay Day,…

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10th Women of Power Summit Most Successful of All Time

Last week, Black Enterprise’s 10th Women of Power Summit, hosted by State Farm in Ft.…

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