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[INFOGRAPHIC] Why We Still Need Women’s Equality Day

It’s Women’s Equality Day. Take a look at women in politics in 2015.

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Civil Rights Activist Amelia Boynton Robinson Passes Away at 104

Boynton Robinson remembered as a fighter for justice and equality

Civil Rights Activist Amelia Boynton Robinson, who helped lead the “Bloody Sunday” civil rights march…

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Nation Commemorates Women’s Equality Day

Valerie Jarrett, senior presidential advisor, hosts Twitter chat to talk issues

Today, Aug. 26 is Women’s Equality Day, as declared by the White House, commemorating 95…

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Black Church Leaders Embark on Israel Visit

Iran deal among issues part of efforts by COGIC leaders

According to reports, Christian leaders from metro Detroit with the largest African-American religious group left…

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Kanye West to Receive Video Vanguard Award

The hip-hop mogul will be honored at this year's MTV VMA's

This year at the MTV VMA’s, hip-hop superstar and entrepreneur Kanye West is set to…

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[STUDY] Black Women and Asian Men Underrepresented in Magazines

Despite black women getting Sept. covers, research shows that the playing field is still not diverse

A recent study by student and faculty researchers at the College of William & Mary…

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McDonald’s First African American Senior Executive and Board Member Passes Away

Robert M. Beavers Jr. served with distinction between 1982 and 1999

McDonald’s first African American senior executive and board member, Robert M. Beavers Jr., passes away…

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LA Clippers Face $250,000 Fine for Unauthorized DeAndre Jordan Endorsements

NBA investigation found the team violated league rules while trying to re-sign Jordan last month

The NBA says the Clippers made a presentation to the then-free agent that improperly included…

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The Petabyte Will Dominate Film Storage in Coming Years

Report: revenue on digital storage for media and entertainment will increase 23% by 2020

Report: revenue on digital storage for media and entertainment will increase 23% by 2020.

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[RECAP] New Faces of Wealth Twitter Chat

Tips to help educate children about money and for millennials to build wealth

On Tuesday, Aug. 25, from 1:00- 2:00 p.m. the New Faces of Wealth: Financial Planning…

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[WATCH] Science Snapshot: Patents Approved for Boeing’s Drone Submarine and Ford’s Autonomous Lounge Car

Take a look at how these technologies could change our world

New technological advances are being explored by Boeing and Ford. Check out the details on…

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On the Move: New Jersey Devils and Prudential Center Appoint New CMO

Daniel Cherry III will oversee marketing, communications, and community initiatives

Daniel Cherry III, new CMO for New Jersey Devils and Prudential Center, will helm all…

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Caught on Twitter: Wiz Khalifa Restrained at Airport Because of Hoverboard

Customs officials on video during incident in Los Angeles

Hip-hop artist Wiz Khalifa was restrained by customs officials in Los Angeles because, he says,…

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Is a ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Sequel In the Works?

Hip-hop artist Daz reveals plans for film depicting the rise of Death Row Records

Daz, a member of Dogg Pound, told TMZ that the film will include depictions of…

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Judge Denies WNBA’s Glory Johnson Spousal Support from Soon-to-Be Ex-Wife

Pregnant Tulsa Shock baller can file for child support at a later date

In one of the first highly publicized marriage dissolutions between African American women, ballers may…

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Federal Judge Re-Opens Byron Allen Suit Against Time Warner and Comcast

Plaintiffs have until Sep. 21 to file amended complaint

Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios Networks Inc. and the National Association of African-American Owned Media have…

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Research Shows Big Spike of Black and Hispanic Women Entrepreneurs

Check out resources to sustain success

According to research by the the National Women’s Business Council, African American and Hispanic female…

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Is Darrelle Revis the NFL’s Most Savvy Negotiator?

Having negotiated three deals, including a $39 million guarantee with the Jets, maybe so

The highest paid cornerback in the NFL negotiated a five-year, $70 million contract with the…

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Study Finds Black Women Less Likely to Survive Uterine Cancer

Get empowered by knowing risks and ways to lower it

Rates of uterine cancer are rising in the United States, particularly among black and Asian…

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Shaun King-gate? Did Black Lives Matter Activist Lie About His Race?

Activist denies lying and says there's a "conspiracy" against him in his work to highlight injustices

Black Lives Matter activist is at the center of controversy after reports that he falsely…

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[WATCH] Gymnast Simone Biles Wins Third National Title

The 17-year-old will go n to compete in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Check out Simone Biles dynamic floor exercise that won her the P&G Championship.

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WhatsApp Web Now Available on iPhone

Latest rollout of popular messaging app comes after availability on Android

WhatsApp Web is finally available for iOS users.

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Women Making History: Two Female Soldiers to Graduate from Army Ranger School

The women will graduate the Ranger program after two months of intense training

Two female soldiers will make history after graduating from Army Ranger School in Fort…

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$40 Million Secret? Michael Jordan’s Nike Endorsement Details Revealed

Superstar baller's attorneys detail how much he earned in lawsuit against grocery chain

A court case has exposed what is being touted as one of Nike’s biggest kept…

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Louis Stokes, Ohio’s First Black Congressman, Dies

Attorney and civil rights advocate leaves legacy of forging change for minorities and disenfranchised

Louis Stokes, Ohio’s first African-American Congressan, died late Tuesday. He was 90.

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Congressman Chaka Fattah Pleads Not Guilty in Federal Racketeering Case

Wife mentioned in indictment, and son faces charges in separate but related case

Prosecutors say Chaka Fattah used funds from federal grants and donations to pay off a…

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New York Fashion Week Africa Set to Start Next Month

Event includes a Luxury Africa conference, exploring retail market trends on the continent

New York Fashion Week Africa (NYFWAFRICA) will launch Sept. 11, highlighting top designers from the…

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Stevie Wonder Expands ‘Songs in the Key of Life’ Tour

New dates announced starting Sept. 30 in Montreal and ending Nov. 24 in New York City

The performances include the R&B icon’s hits from his Grammy-winning 1976 double album, “Songs in…

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$1.8 Billion Deal: BB&T Announces Plans to Buy National Penn

Bank on Black Enterprise corporate directors registry will expand mid-Atlantic presence

BB&T, a bank included on Black Enterprise’s 2014 black corporate director’s registry, will expand its…

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Saks Fifth Avenue Announces ‘Empire’ Inspired Clothing

Fans of the show can dress like their favorite characters this fall

Saks Fifth Avenue and Fox announce a new fall collection inspired by popular TV show…

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[WATCH] Set to Trump Trump? Ben Carson Favor Surges After Republican Debate

In other polls, he leads among Republicans for black voters, but Dems still majority favorite

Retired surgeon gaining momentum in poll ratings as he takes on latest campaign stops.

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Gabrielle Union Lands Role in Lion King Spinoff

Actress joins the cast as Nala in the movie The Lion Gurad

Gabrielle Union, joins the cast as Nala in the movie The Lion Gurad.

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[WATCH] ‘The Wiz Live!’: Common and Ne-Yo Added to Star-Studded Cast

Entertainers join Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige and more for NBC show

Common will play the Bouncer, the gatekeeper of the entrance to Emerald City, and Ne-Yo…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Julian Bond, Civil Rights Leader and Activist, Dies

Former chairman of NAACP leaves legacy of leadership and service to the disenfranchised

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) announced Bond’s death Sunday, Aug. 16, indicating he died…

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Jimmy Carter Announces He Has Advanced Cancer

President Obama offers well wishes, says 'We are rooting for you'

Former president Carter announced cancer has spread and, although type has not been disclosed, there’s…

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[REPORT] Majority of African Americans Experience Unfair Police Treatment

Eighty-one percent of black respondents said law enforcement uses deadly force too quickly

According to new research, three out of five African-Americans in the U.S. experience unfair police…

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Beyonce Covers Vogue’s Coveted Biggest Issue

Third time a black woman has covered the September book

Beyonce’s feature makes only the third time a black woman has covered the September issue…

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Regulators: Driver’s Fatigue Caused Crash That Injured Tracy Morgan

Kevin Roper was awake 28 consecutive hours before the crash

As federal investigation continues, details surrounding car accident that injured Tracy Morgan and killed fellow…

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‘War Room’ Producers Opt for Majority-Black Cast in Landmark Gesture to Diversify Christian Films

New York Times bestselling author Priscilla Shirer makes movie debut

“War Room,” new film produced by award-winning Christian moviemakers Alex and Stephen Kendrick seeks to…

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Sesame Street and HBO Announce New Partnership

For the first time ever, show will be available free of charge to PBS and member stations

Partnership that will make the next five seasons of the iconic series available on HBO…

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#BlkWomenSyllabus: Scholars Seek to Use Hashtag to Advocate for Female Knowledge Empowerment

Women combine efforts to highlight intellectual power of black women

Two scholars have decided to use Twitter hashtags to highlight the power of black women,…

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Ecuador is the World’s First Country with a Public Digital Cash System

Government is pushing for paperless currency in an effort to aid the troubled cash economy

Ecuador is the world’s first country with a public digital cash system, adopted to help…

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Does Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders Have a #BlackLivesMatter Problem?

Democratic presidential hopeful remains the underdog as he rallies for African American voters

Bernie Sanders is the Democratic underdog when it comes to black voters, and his run-ins…

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NFL Launches New Women’s, Men’s, and Junior Apparel Lines

Actress Tika Sumpter, a Carolina Panther's fan, among featured celebrity endorsers

Actress Tika Sumpter, of ‘The Haves and the Have Nots’ among celebrity endorsers of NFL’s…

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Texas Police Officer Who Killed Unarmed Black Teen Fired

Brad Miller put himself and other officers in danger in pursuit of Christian Taylor, officials say

Brad Miller made mistakes that, the city’s police chief reported, caused a deadly confrontation with…

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[STUDY] Racial Segregation in Suburbia Still High in US

Cornell University researcher finds metro areas more diverse

Though segregation has decreased in metropolitan areas, it remains in other ways; especially in suburban…

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Hillary Clinton Meets With Black Lives Matter Activists

Activists question Clinton about her stance on the war on drugs and the violence that has been perpetuated against communities of color

Hillary Clinton meets with Black Lives Matter activists after her campaign event in New Hampshire…

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Today Marks Anniversary of Los Angeles Riots of 1965

More than 34 lives were lost and there was over $40 million in property damages

Fifty years ago in 1965, a traffic stop in Los Angeles changed history and sparked…

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BET Brings Back ‘UnCut’: Social’s Most Hilarious Reactions

Controversial show returns as the network loses hit showrunners for 'Being Mary Jane' and 'The Game'

BET’s ‘UnCut’ is back on the air and social media is on fire about it.

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[WATCH] Bishop T.D. Jakes Talks Black Church and Homosexuality

Potter's House chief pastor says LGBT community and church can coexist

Bishop T.D. Jakes expressed his beliefs on the black church’s stance on homosexuality and interaction…

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Michael Brown Anniversary: Gunfire Disrupts Peace and Activism Leaders Arrested as Protests Continue

#SayHerName activists use day to ensure female cases are remembered too

#SayHerName activists use day to ensure female cases are also remembered after the Ferguson tragedy.

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Yandy Smith’s ‘Everything Girls Love’ Hosts 4th Annual Women’s Empowerment Event

EGL along with, Partners Uplifting Our Daughters, host's benefit dinner to fund female youth initiative

Serial entrepreneur, Yandy Smith, hosts EGL Partners Uplifting Our Daughters, benefit dinner to fund…

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Honda to Pay $24 Million For Discriminatory Auto Loan Practices

Federal investigation found that borrowers of color paid higher interest rates than white borrowers

American Honda Finance Corp. must also put new measures in place to address discretionary auto…

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NFL’s Ryan Broyles: A Million-Dollar Man Living on $60,000 Budget

Detroit Lions wide receiver advocating for financial fitness for peers and youth

Ryan Broyles of the Detroit Lions seeks to change league pattern of baller bankruptcy with…

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Research Shows Women Are Less Aware of Cyber Threats

Malware incidents more prevalent, as lack of awareness leads to vulnerability to security breach

A recent survey by Kasperky Lab, an international software security group and B2B International found…

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Reviving Black History: New Virtual Project Gives Archive a Makeover

Freedmen's Bureau Project will make millions of records of freed slaves available to the public

Freedmen’s Bureau Project will make thousands of records of freed slaves readily available to the…

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GOP Debate: Black Celebrities, Political Pundits, Activists, and More Sound Off on the Victor

Donald Trump dominates with shocking responses as candidates address the issues

Check out insights, updates and reactions from the Republican Party candidates’ presidential debate, which aired…

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[WATCH] Denzel Washington Inspires Youth at Louisiana Boys and Girls Club

Film star talks how to succeed as a leader with longevity

Denzel Washington made a visit to the Boys and Girls Club of Baton Rouge, La.,…

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Idris Elba Becomes ‘Maxim’s’ First Solo Male Cover Feature

FIlm star talks 'Star Trek Beyond,' career passions and more in latest issue

‘Maxim’ is featuring first ever male solo cover with actor Idris Elba.

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Jon Stewart Says Goodbye: Top ‘The Daily Show’ Moments on Race, Black Lives Matter and More

Comedian Trevor Noah set to take over Sept. 28

Thursday night was ‘Daily Show’ host Jon Stewart’s last in the role, as South African…

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Confirmed: Uzo Aduba and Amber Riley Join ‘The Wiz Live!’ Cast

'Orange Is the New Black' and 'Glee' stars added to roster with Mary J. Blige and Queen Latifah

Uzo Aduba will play Glinda, the Good Witch of the South, and Amber Riley will…

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Art Industry Leader Thelma Golden Joins Obama Foundation Board

Studio Museum of Harlem head to lead plans for Barack Obama Presidential Center in Chicago

Studio Museum of Harlem head, Thelma Golden, will lead plans for the Barack Obama Presidential…

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Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act: How the Legislation Impacts Young Minorities Today

President Obama and civil rights leaders shining light on importance of restoring provision of the act to protect minorities

Activists are calling for expansion of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and President Obama…

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Anniversary of Ferguson: Faith Leaders and Activists Unite to Continue Advocating for Justice

Micheal Brown's family organize march as the nation remembers teen's death and aftermath

Activists prep for events to commemorate the anniversary of the death of Michael Brown, an…

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Paulette Brown Takes Office as First Female Black President of the ABA

The renowned attorney plans to make diversity, inclusion and justice a top priority

Paulette Brown took office Tuesday, August 4, as the first female black president of the…

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The Real Cookie Lyon? Detroit Woman Suing ‘Empire’ Creators for $300 Million

The character made popular by Taraji P. Henson may have come from a book

A Detroit woman says her life story has uncanny similarities to ‘Empire’ character Cookie Lyon,…

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Final Bout? Mayweather Confirms Next Opponent, Team Says It’s the Last

Critics say he's set for yet another "easy" win against Andre Berto Sept. 12

Floyd Mayweather Jr. is set to fight Andre Berto Sept. 12 in Las Vegas, and…

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GOP Presidential Candidates Gearing Up For Debate

Only the top 10 contenders will take center stage

The top 10 GOP presidential candidates are getting ready for the first debate of the…

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Rockets Star James Harden a $200 Million Adidas Man?

Brand trying to snatch MVP runner-up from Nike

Adidas has offered Rockets’ James Harden a $200 million deal to leave competitor Nike.

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Mel Farr, Former NFL Running Back and Business Titan, Dies at 70

Top BE 100s entrepreneur was an auto industry leader and minority dealer advocate

Mel Farr, former Detroit Lions running back and black business titan whose company dominated the…

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Sandra Bland’s Family Suing Texas State Trooper and Law Enforcement Officials

Seeking answers after death cited as suicide, case set for civil litigation

Sandra Bland’s family seeks more answers after her death while in police custody July 13,…

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Netflix Announces ‘Unlimited’ Leave for New Moms and Dads

New policy even extends to employees who have recently become adopted parents

Netflix announces new plan to offer unlimited maternity and paternity leave to new parents

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Nigeria’s Arunma Oteh Named World Bank’s VP and Treasurer

In leading the Wold Bank Ms. Oteh has four top priorities in mind

Nigeria’s Arunma Oteh named World Banks Vice President and Treasurer and has four priorities in…

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Canadian Woman Files Lawsuit Against D.C. Police Department

The former MPD employee is suing for back pay, punitive damages, and legal cost

The former MPD employee, Laurie J. Samuel, is suing DC police for back pay, punitive…

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Stephanie Rawlings-Blake Appointed First Black Female to Lead US Conference of Mayors

Stephanie Rawlings-Blake serves as the first African American women president in the conference's 83 years of existence

Baltimore mayor, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, appointed first black female to lead US Conference of Mayors.

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Retail Workers Want a Raise, Too

New York State set a precedent with fast food workers

Following the passing of New York’s $15 Minimum Wage for Fast Food Workers bill, retail…

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Attorney General Lynch Speaks on Sandra Bland’s Death and Calls for Re-Evaluation of Police Tactics

Lynch says Bland's death highlights the frustration minorities feel when stopped by police

Attorney General Loretta Lynch speaks about Sandra Bland’s death and how it highlights the black…

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Lisa Ransom, Maryland’s 4th District Congressional Candidate, Represents a New Brand of Leadership

Her 'families first' platform addresses Maryland's social and economic challenges

Lisa Ransom, Maryland’s 4th District Congressional candidate, leads from the front with ‘families first’ as…

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Ferguson Officials Hire Black Interim Police Chief

Andre Anderson tasked with restoring trust between the Ferguson community and police

Ferguson, Missouri officials announce Andre Anderson as the new interim police chief.

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Jay Z Unites Roc Nation Music and Tidal at Barclays Center

The hip-hop mogul continues to push TIDAL in new partnership with Barclays Center

Earlier today, Billboard broke the news that Jay Z’s Roc Nation Music imprint had come…

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News Update: Politics Roundup

Here's some of the big news happening right now

A politics roundup including an epic legal battle in North Carolina to restore voting rights…

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Nearly 40% of Black Children Live in Poverty

Child poverty rates are declining for all other groups

The number of black children living in poverty in the U.S. held steady over the…

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Burned Down Ferguson Convenience Store Now a Community Job Center

New facility aims to employ 500 youth by the end of the summer

The QuikTrip convenience store that burned down a year ago in Ferguson amid protests has…

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The Weekend Update: Serena’s Game, Set, Match

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

Serena Williams celebrates a historic win at Wimbledon, Mexican drug lord ‘El Chapo’ escapes, and…

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Crowd Cheers as Confederate Flag Comes Down In South Carolina

Controversial flag removed from Statehouse after 50 years

“No one should ever drive by the Statehouse and feel pain. No one should ever…

By Michael Tolbert

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Republican National Committee Teams With Radio One/TV One to Court Black Voters

The GOP is launching a national campaign to engage and mobilize black voters in the 2016 presidential election

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus: “We are engaging every voter, not taking any voter for granted,…

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Marilyn Mosby Will Speak at NAACP Women’s Empowerment Brunch

Baltimore State's Attorney to talk about maximizing personal value, on the job and in the community

Baltimore State’s Attorney, Marilyn Mosby, will talk women’s empowerment at NAACP National Convention in Philadelphia.…

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Congress: Washington Needs to ‘Get With the Program’ and Hire More Minority Asset Managers

New working group to address inclusion in federal retirement plans

Some high profile members of Congress are joining forces to make sure that minority and…

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Religious Beliefs and Gay Rights at Center of Court Case

Colorado court hears arguments by gay couple turned away from cake shop

Colorado Court hears arguments by gay couple turned away at a bakery over a…

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Baltimore Mayor Replaces Police Commissioner Batts

Rawlings-Blake says the decision is in the best interest of the people of Baltimore

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake fires Police Commissioner Anthony Batts amid a surge in city violence

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LA Times Becomes First Newspaper to Cover ‘Black Twitter’

Dexter Thomas takes on groundbreaking new role

Dexter Thomas is listed on The Los Angeles Times online directory as a “staff writer…

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Dow Hits 5-Month Low On Day NYSE Trading Stops

Global worries hitting stocks

When the market closed at 11:32 AM ET for nearly 4 hours, the Dow Jones…

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Gay Marriage Study: 52% of Negative Tweets Cite ‘Religious Beliefs’ As Cause for Opposition

Social media reactions in the aftermath of Supreme Court ruling

Study examines social media reactions in the aftermath of Supreme Court ruling.

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Entrepreneurs' Organization Signs Partnership with Microsoft

Microsoft to Cut 7,800 Jobs

Layoffs expected to take place mostly within the company's phones unit

In a memo released Wednesday, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced the company plans to cut…

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Why Branding is Blinding: What Bill Cosby Can Help Us Remember

What Stacey Tisdale learned from a personal encounter

A questionable encounter I had with Bill Cosby serves as an example as to how…

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Malia Obama Spotted Interning on Set of HBO’s ‘Girls’

Malia Obama lands a new summer gig

First Daughter, Malia Obama, was spotted interning on the set of HBO’s hit series “Girls”.

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The Weekend Update: U-S-A, U-S-A

The US Women's Soccer Team Dominates FIFA World Cup Finals

Carli Lloyd and the US Women’s National Soccer team made history during the FIFA championship…

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Who Is Burning Black Churches?

Recent wave of 'suspicious' black church burnings recall nations dark past

Another historic black church has burned down in the South, as the investigations continue into…

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NAACP To Host 106th Annual National Convention In Philadelphia

Social justice leaders convene in Philadelphia to discuss pressing issues

“Our lives, our votes, our jobs and our schools matter” – Cornell William Brooks, NAACP…

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Donald Trump Gets ‘Fired’ From NBC For Comments About Immigrants

Backlash for statements about Mexican immigrants continues to build for the media personality

Several networks have decided to end their affiliation with the candidate after comments about immigration…

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Misty Copeland Named First African American Principal Dancer at American Ballet Theater

The star ballerina takes the lead

Ballerina Misty Copeland became the first African American female principal dancer in the company’s 75-year…

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President Obama Wants to Extend Overtime Pay Protection to Millions of Workers

New changes will make nearly 5 million more workers eligible for overtime pay

President Obama announces plan to expand overtime pay protection to millions of workers in 2016.

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The Weekend Update: Full of Pride

LGBT celebrations dominated the weekend in many parts of the country

As the LGBT community showed its pride, the BET Awards celebrated their 15th telecast, and…

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7 Must-Know Facts About Bree Newsome

A young activist with a hands-on approach to social justice

Bree Newsome, activist and filmmaker, has made it a habit to stand up for justice…

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Black Church Group Applauds Supreme Court’s Gay Marriage Ruling

Marriage equality not to be confused as religion vs LGBT issue

Marriage equality should not be confused as being religion versus LGBT issue, say faith leaders.

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Former Baltimore Police Officer Alleges Department Corruption

Michael Woods takes to social media alleging BPD corruption.

“It wasn’t until I got out of the police department and saw things from a…

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PBS Suspends ‘Finding Your Roots’ Amidst Slave Controversy

PBS calls for changes after internal review of improper show editing.

PBS has responded swiftly following an internal review regarding the purposeful omission of guest information…

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Supreme Court Rules Same-Sex Marriage Legal Nationwide

SCOTUS makes it unconstitutional to ban gay marriage

U.S. Supreme Court makes a historic ruling to legalize gay marriage nationwide

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Magic Johnson Enterprises Acquires Equitrust Life Insurance Co.

The former Laker expands reach in insurance and financial services community

Magic Johnson Enterprises has long focused on ethnically diverse and underserved urban communities, and continues…

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University of Cincinnati President Gives Away $200,000 Bonus to Students and Charity

President also implements a tuition freeze for the 2015-2016 school year

University of Cincinnati President Santa Ono gives away his bonus for third year in a…

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The Steady Wavering Confederate Flag: The Market Response

One way or another, the flag is flying off shelves

Sales of the Confederate flag have increased following the massacre in South Carolina.

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The Steady Wavering Confederate Flag: The Political Response

The Civil War era symbol reemerges in political discussion

Several southern politicians have already set in motion the disassociation of their state and the…

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[WATCH] 115-Year-Old Woman is ‘World’s Oldest Person’

She attributes her long life to sleep and faith in God

Susannah Mushatt Jones was recently named the world’s oldest person, inheriting the title after 116-year-old…

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Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs Released On Bail Following Arrest at UCLA

The mogul got into altercation with son's football coach

A source close to Diddy claims “that he acted in self-defense”. According to the source,…

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President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Subject of New Documentary

Award-winning director Dawn Porter helps change the narrative about young black men

“I was frustrated and tired of shaking my head and being outraged and saddened by…

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President Obama Uses N-Word, Says America is ‘Not Cured’ of Racism

Obama discusses racism and gun control with comedian Marc Maron

President Obama uses the n-word to make his point about racism in America.

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[VIDEO] First Lady Michelle Obama Calls Charleston Shooting ‘Horrifying’

FLOTUS addressed the church massacre while visiting U.S. Troops in Italy

First Lady Michelle Obama, addressed the Charleston, SC church massacre while visiting U.S. Troops in…

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[WATCH]President Obama on Charleston Shooting: ‘I’ve Had to Make Statements Like This Too Many Times’

In his speech, Obama notes the rich history of Emanuel AME Church

President Obama addresses the mass shooting that took place Wednesday at a historical black church…

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Federal Employees May Be At Risk For Identity Theft

Union says OPM hid the extent of damage from a massive computer hack

The Social Security numbers of every current, former and retired federal employee was allegedly hacked,…

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The Weekend Update: June 15th

Rachel Dolezal resigned, and Arianna Alexander dominated the classroom

“It is with complete allegiance to the cause of racial and social justice and…

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Nike Inks Massive Apparel Deal With The NBA

Nike is set to take over the NBA's uniform design during the 2017-18 season

One notable change in design that’s already planned is the addition of the Nike logo…

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Jesse Jackson Pushes Silicon Valley for More Than Transparency

Tech giants are urged to make real efforts at leveling the playing field

Jesse Jackson attended Amazon’s annual shareholder’s meeting and continued to urge tech giants to diversify…

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Kendrick Lamar Inspires Teens During Visit to a New Jersery High School

Lamar interacts with students at High Tech High School in New Jersey

Kendrick Lamar visits High Tech High School in North Bergen, New Jersey.

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Michelle Obama Delivers Speech to Chicago High School Students

Michelle Obama's encouraging words to graduates in her hometown

“You embody all of the courage and love, all of the hunger and hope that…

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Raven-Symoné Named New Co-Host of ‘The View’

Star says her new job is a dream come true

ABC announces Raven-Symoné as the newest co-host of “The View”

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Ex-Officer Michael Slager Indicted in Death of Walter Scott

A grand jury has decided to indict officer on murder charges for the death of the young man

The incident followed a series of other incidents between police officers and the often fatal…

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The Weekend Update: June 8th

Texas police arrive at a teenage pool party, making headlines

McKinney Mayor Brian Loughmiller says, “Having seen the YouTube video, I am disturbed and concerned…

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Hillary Clinton Supports Minimum Wage Hike

Clinton urges the creators of the "Fight for 15" movement to continue their work

Hillary Clinton voices her support for a minimum wage hike in a phone call to…

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Comedian Tracy Morgan Speaks About Car Accident

Almost one year after the accident involving a Walmart truck, Morgan sat down with Matt Lauer

Regarding his return to comedy, Morgan said to Lauer, “I love comedy. I’ll never stop…

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American Black Film Festival Kicks Off June 11

The 19th annual ABFF schedule has just been released

Join the ABFF in supporting black films and black filmmakers this June in NYC.

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2015 Face List Awards Honor Pan-African Community Pioneers

Honorees include Boris and Nicole Ari Parker-Kodjoe, Ashish Thakker, Amadou G. Fall, and many more.

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Teen Mom, Trameka Pope, Beats the Odds

Not only is she the head of her class, she's been awarded more than $600,000 in scholarships

Teen mom Trameka Pope is valedictorian of her senior class and was awarded more than…

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[WATCH] 77-Year-Old Great Grandmother Run Track

Rose Green's senior citizen status hasn't stopped her from running

Rose Green may be a 77-year-old great grandmother, but she hasn’t allowed her senior citizen…

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[WATCH] The Weekend Update: Memorial Day Edition

President Obama addresses a particularly significant Memorial Day, as the nation remembers those lost in service

Some of the events of the weekend including the President’s national address, the passing of…

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BE Modern Man: Check Out This Week’s Ambassador Dr. Kareem J. Merrick

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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Reports: Grand Jury Indicts Six Officers in Freddie Gray Case

State's attorney says their charges reflect those previously brought by her office

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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‘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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Save the Date: Women of Power Summit 2016

Black Enterprise has officially announced that the 2016 Women of Power Summit will be held…

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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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