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Black Lives Matter Releases a Statement on Murder of Police

As the nation churns this week over the executions of law enforcement officers in Baton…

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Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama Scrutinized for Saying White House Was ‘Built by Slaves’

Media sources fact-check the First Lady, questioning the historical accuracy of her statements and, ultimately, her honesty

The opening night of the Democratic National Convention, the First Lady delivered her impactful speech.…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Clinton

Trump’s Convention Address: Talking Loud and Saying Nothing

Rather than turn the page and speak to a broader audience, Trump doubled down on the divisive issues and language from the primaries

As the convention sets are torn down, Ubers are cued up, and lines of departing…

By Corey Ealons

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police shooting

Miami Police Shooting of Innocent Black Man Draws Reaction From American Civil Liberties Union

Another unarmed black man, this time Charles Kinsey; a caretaker for an autistic child, is shot by the police

An unarmed black man shot by Miami police is the latest in what seems like…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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police shooting

Therapist Tries to Soothe Patient While Cops Open Fire

Cell phone footage released on Wednesday shows Charles Kinsey, 47, lying on his back with his arms in the air, as police open fire on him

Cell phone footage released on Wednesday shows Charles Kinsey, 47, lying on his back with…

By Hailey Wallace

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Black Men

When You’re In Love With Black Men But America Isn’t

The same cops killing our men are entertained by them dribbling a basketball up and down the court, or them performing their favorite rap song on the MTV awards

The same cops killing our men are entertained by them dribbling a basketball up and…

By Raven Davis

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Power

On the Seventh Day God Rested and Watched ‘Power’

Sunday nights belong to the cable network Starz, and we see why, with the recent renewal for a fourth and fifth season

Sunday nights belong to the cable network Starz, and we see why, with the recent…

By Jessica White

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Brown Capital Management’s Small Company Team Named Morningstar’s U.S. Fund Manager of the Year

Congrats Brown Capital Management! Job well done

The stars are shinning bright for Brown Capital Management this year. A small, talented team…

By Kenneth Meeks

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Pence

Pence Pick Proves Trump Doesn’t Want Presidency

Does Trump really want to win the presidential election? His VP pick proves otherwise

As the Republican Convention commences in Cleveland this week, I’m convinced, now more than ever,…

By Corey Ealons

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Black Lives Matter

11 Misconceptions About Black Lives Matter, Part 2

Organizers of Black Lives Matter invalidate a few of the myths that currently surround the social justice movement

#BlackLivesMatter is a call to action and a response to the virulent anti-Black racism that…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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11 Misconceptions About Black Lives Matter, Part 1

Organizers are debunking a few myths about what the Black Lives Matter movement is and what it isn’t

The phrase “black lives matter” has become a rallying cry for a new chapter in…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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black engineers

The National Society of Black Engineers Calls Out “Septic State of Race Relations”

"Our mutual goal of a diverse engineering workforce is unattainable when black students are more worried for their lives than about their lecture."

The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) released a powerful statement on the recent police…

By Samara Lynn

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Alton Sterling

Alton Sterling and Why Black Entrepreneurship Matters

Nurturing an independent black economy and a strong institutional resource base for black survival in the 21st century

These informal kinds of work carry added importance for black Americans, a demographic that is…

By Jared Brown

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police brutality

Silicon Valley Saviors: Tech to End Police Brutality and More Bloodshed

Alton Sterling, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice... the roster of African Americans killed by police just keeps growing. Gun violence is 24/7. It will take technology to alleviate some of this suffering.

Alton Sterling, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice… the roster of African Americans killed by police just…

By Samara Lynn

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black engineers

Zuckerberg Comments on Facebook Live Role in Castile Shooting

Mark Zuckerberg acknowledges Facebook Live's pivotal role in disclosing the shooting of Philando Castile, writing, "I hope we never have to see another video" like it

Mark Zuckerberg composed a poignant post on Facebook Live’s role in showing the world the…

By Samara Lynn

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Google

Man Angry Over “Being Watched,” Shoots Up, Sets Fire at Google HQ

Man launches series of attacks on Google's compound, enraged at the idea the search engine company was always watching him

A man angry because he believed Google was always watching him, launched a violent attack…

By Samara Lynn

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Alton Sterling

Alton Sterling: Twitter Responds Back

Baton Rouge police officers gun down unarmed father

It’s happened again.
According to breaking news reports, Alton Sterling was shot and killed by two…

By Cristie Leondis

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jesse williams

BE Modern Man: Jesse Williams Addresses America at the BET Awards

BE Modern Man honors 100 men making an impact in their career, community, and relationships

Grey’s Anatomy actor and social activist Jesse Williams prophetically addressed America during his awards speech…

By Daron Pressley

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Charleston

New Book Marks Anniversary Of Tragic Charleston Shooting, With Interviews From Victims’ Families

This June also is upcoming hearing of the shooter, Dylan Roof

The recent mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, this month is a reminder of how hatred…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Common

Common Brings NOLA Flavor to Chicago for the Park Exchange Series

The event will featured full jazz music bands, dancing, and more

On Saturday, June 11, Oscar and Grammy-winning artist Common, the National Park Foundation, and the National…

By Cristie Leondis

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How To

Cultural bias

Ask Sheree: When an Employee Suffers Cultural Bias

What should I do when I sense that my manager is culturally biased against me?
First…

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Startups

How to Start a Profitable T-Shirt Business

T-shirts are contemporary wardrobe staples for men, women, and children today. Building an online T-shirt…

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