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Government Agency Pays Prison Labor Less Than $1 An Hour D.C. Students Being Paid To Attend Summer School African Grandmothers Grow Popular Drug To Support Families Man Sues Store For Forcing Black Man To Bag His Groceries Chicago Jazz Legend, Von Freeman, Dead At 88 Afrika Bambaataa Named Cornell Visiting Scholar Why Did This 5-Month-Old Girl’s Hair Get Straightened? First Lady Michelle Obama Teases Gabby Douglas’ Love For Fast Food Bond No.9 Perfume Shop Hit With Shocking Racism Lawsuit Black Enterprise’s Marc Lamont Hill Selected As Huffington Post Live Host 10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Gabby Douglas VH1 Cancels Evelyn Lozada And Chad Johnson Reality Show Black Scholar Defends “White Power” Music: “It’s The Same As Hip-Hop” More Black Women Going Bankrupt [Report] Hair Braider Wins Lawsuit Challenging Utah Rules Gabby Douglas Honored With Mural In Her Hometown Legendary Actor Al Freeman Jr., Dead At 78 White President Of NAACP Student Chapter At HBCU, Found Dead Prosecutors Mistakenly Release Photo Of Trayvon Martin’s Body Preview Our World: Anita Hill Speaks Out on Diversity in the Workplace Dwight Howard Traded To Los Angeles Lakers Sharpton Defends Obama’s “Not President of Black America” Comments Spelman College Recruiting Gabby Douglas For Enrollment 9-Year-Old’s Lemonade Stand Raises Nearly $4k For Detroit Ex-Mercedes Benz Employees Fired After Reporting Racist Graffiti Sherman Hemsley Died Of Lung Cancer Target Launches Initiative To Raise $1 Billion For Education Connecticut Town Discriminated Against Potential Minority Homeowners What “Obamacare” Means For Women’s Health Opinion: Opposing Gay Marriage Doesn’t Make You A Christian Black Radio Host Criticizes Gabby Douglass’ Outfit Condoleezza Rice: “Gabby Douglas Is A Black Hero” Racist Tweets About Obamas Lands Public Official In Trouble New Poll Shows Obama Has Edge In 3 Key States Conservative 6-Year-Old Gives Reasons Not To Vote For Obama London Cab Driver Turns Backseat Into A Hotel Groupon Begins Accepting Donations For Low-Income Chicago Students Bill Clinton To Speak, Nominate Pres. Obama At DNC Racist Mississippi Church Prevents Black Couple’s Wedding Rev. Jesse Jackson: ‘No Timetable on Jackson Jr. Recovery’ Opinion: How Obama Has Failed Small and Minority Business Philly Black Radio Legend Joe Tamburro Dead At 70 Mitt Romney Campaign Releases Ad Targeting Black Voters Preview Our World: Is Today’s Social Activism a Movement, or Just a Moment? Business Owners Disapprove of Obama’s Performance in New Poll Black Business Owners Urge Obama To Aid Growth #BEVOTE2012: Join Black Enterprise Editor-in-Chief for Presidential Election Twitter Chat Senate Passes Bill to Preserve Middle Class Tax Cuts Pres. Obama Creates African-American Education Office Sylvia Woods’ Funeral: Bill Clinton, Bloomberg Pay Their Respects President Obama Leads Mitt Romney by 6 Points in New Poll Ghana VP Sworn In Hours After President’s Death Why is Morally Questionable Behavior More Celebrated Than Drama-Free Success? Opinion: Is the Congressional Black Caucus Tough Enough on Obama? Social Media Responds to Supreme Court Healthcare Ruling Earvin Magic Johnson Launches New Network Aspire Black Enterprise Unites with African-American Media Companies for #INTHEBLACK Campaign Advocating for Fathers: Men Across the Country Seek to Defy Negative Stereotypes WATCH: Earl G. Graves, Sr. Remembers His Beloved Wife, Barbara Kydd Graves Pew Study Shows Political Divide Soars During Bush, Obama Years Celebrating the Life of Barbara Graves, Wife of Black Enterprise Publisher Earl Graves, Sr. Facebook Looking to Acquire Facial Recognition Tech Company Face.com Barbara Graves, Wife of Black Enterprise Founder Earl Graves Sr., Dies ‘Trayvoning’ Trend Causes Outrage Within Online Community Facebook IPO: Shares Start at $42 Disco Legend Donna Summer Dead at 63 2012-13 TV Season Appears Promising for Black Actors First Couple’s Assets Worth Up to $8.3 Million Jay-Z Backs Obama’s Gay Marriage Stance Trayvon Martin’s Mother Releases Mother’s Day Video Opinion: Gay Rights are Civil Rights Opinion: What Republicans Could Learn From Being Gay Would Jesse Jackson Have Been a Better Black President than Obama? 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The Politics of Race & Law in America Wells Fargo Faces Racial Discrimination Investigation PHOTOS: Inside Black Enterprise’s Exclusive Interview with President Barack Obama Newark Mayor Cory Booker Saves Woman in Home Fire Homophobia and Homosexuality Linked in New Study George Zimmerman Has Been Arrested and Charged. Now What? How the Trayvon Martin Case has Divided America Bill Cosby Speaks on Trayvon Martin Case Remembering a Media Legend: Top 5 Black News Moments with Mike Wallace Broadcasting Legend Gil Noble Dies at 80 Obama Reveals How to Get National Unemployment Rate to 6% The Hypocrisy of Democracy: Discrimination by Any Means Necessary Experts Say Credit Card Hack May Reoccur Driving While Black: Welcome to the Club, Tyler Perry Instagram for Android Now Available Recent Study Shows Cervical Cancer Is Harder to Clear in Black Women Vote NOW for Black Enterprise and 50 Cent in ASME’s Cover Contest! WATCH: David Banner on Trayvon Martin Shooting Death The Black Vote: The Only Way Republicans Can Beat Obama ESPN Sports Business Editor Analyzes Impact of Magic Johnson’s Dodgers Deal Preview B.E. Business Report: Johnson Products Goes Back to Black Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Soldier’s War Within Inaugural TEDxHarlem Ignites Creativity in Historic Community How Long Before We Forget About Trayvon Martin? Black Enterprise Wins GLAAD Media Award Bank of America Testing Own-to-Rental Program for Homeowners 24 Catholic High Schools Work to Educate Marginalized, Low-Income Students WATCH: Black Enterprise Reports from the #MillionHoodieMarch for Trayvon Martin Cornel West Supports Millennial-Focused Blog What Kind of Man Could Trayvon Martin Have Been? White People, You Will Never Be Suspicious Like Trayvon Martin UPDATE: Trayvon Martin’s Family Seeks Justice Opinion: Americans, Afghanistans & Random Acts of Violence Former Rutgers Student Found Guilty On Hate Crime Charges, Faces Up to 10 Years in Prison Chinese Company Infringes On Michael Jordan’s Brand Santa Monica College Proposes Controversial Tiered Tuition Fees SXSW 2012: ‘Social Media Sharecropping’ Encourages African Americans to Monetize Digital Content Black Political Game Changers of 2012 Whitney Houston Leaves Everything to Bobbi Kristina ‘Kony 2012’ Campaign Takes Over Internet Apple Announces iPad 3 Details Union Boss Says Workers are Under Attack Obama Warns Iran He Won’t Take Nuclear Weapons Threat Lightly Senate Denies Bill Opposing Obama’s Birth Control Policy Bank of America Considers New Checking Account Policy Facebook Picks the Pocket: Ads Coming to Smartphones Reveal of iPad 3 Expected March 7 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on New Role as US Global Cultural Ambassador Million-Dollar Home Foreclosures On the Rise BlackPlanet Revamps as Social Aggregator Don Cornelius’ Death Sparks a Discussion on Suicide in the Black Community Diddy and ‘Magic’ Johnson Set to Run New Comcast Networks 11 Black Presidents Under 50 & Their Presidents’ Day Advice for Obama Stock Act Sheds Light on Political Intelligence #WhitneyHouston’s Impact on Twitter Apple iPads Seized Over Trademark Dispute Iconic Singer Whitney Houston Found Dead in Beverly Hilton Hotel Opinion: Did Black America Turn Its Back on Roland Martin? 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Government Agency Pays Prison Labor Less Than $1 An Hour

Do you feel prisoners are being unfairly exploited?

Do you feel prisoners are being unfairly exploited?

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D.C. Students Being Paid To Attend Summer School

Do you agree with this program paying students?

Do you agree with this program paying students?

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African Grandmothers Grow Popular Drug To Support Families

Popular strain of marijuana called "Swazi Gold" helps these women support their families

Popular strain of marijuana called “Swazi Gold” helps these women support their families

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Man Sues Store For Forcing Black Man To Bag His Groceries

Man says his Hinduism religion prevents a black man from touching his food

Man says his Hinduism religion prevents a black man from touching his food

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Chicago Jazz Legend, Von Freeman, Dead At 88

He died of heart failure

He died of heart failure

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Afrika Bambaataa Named Cornell Visiting Scholar

The university contains the nation's largest archive on Hip-Hop culture

The university contains the nation’s largest archive on Hip-Hop culture

By Black Enterprise

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Why Did This 5-Month-Old Girl’s Hair Get Straightened?

What are your thoughts on this story?

What are your thoughts on this story?

By Black Enterprise

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First Lady Michelle Obama Teases Gabby Douglas’ Love For Fast Food

The Olympic Gold Medalist loves her some McDonald's

The Olympic Gold Medalist loves her some McDonald’s

By Black Enterprise

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Bond No.9 Perfume Shop Hit With Shocking Racism Lawsuit

Owner Laurice Rahme reportedly called African American shoppers "thieves."

Owner Laurice Rahme reportedly called African American shoppers “thieves.”

By Black Enterprise

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Black Enterprise’s Marc Lamont Hill Selected As Huffington Post Live Host

Website launched a live video streaming network earlier today

Website launched a live video streaming network earlier today

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10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Gabby Douglas

Did you know these facts about our Olympic Gold Medalist?

Did you know these facts about our Olympic Gold Medalist?

By Black Enterprise

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VH1 Cancels Evelyn Lozada And Chad Johnson Reality Show

VH1 cancels show days after Johnson is arrested for headbutting Lozada

VH1 cancels show days after Johnson is arrested for headbutting Lozada

By Black Enterprise

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Black Scholar Defends “White Power” Music: “It’s The Same As Hip-Hop”

Do you agree or disagree?

Do you agree or disagree?

By Black Enterprise

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More Black Women Going Bankrupt [Report]

Studies show that black women continue to fall short financially in comparison to their white counterparts

Studies show that black women continue to fall short financially in comparison to their white…

By Black Enterprise

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Hair Braider Wins Lawsuit Challenging Utah Rules

Jestina Clayton is overly excited over her victory in federal court

Jestina Clayton is overly excited over her victory in federal court

By Black Enterprise

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Gabby Douglas Honored With Mural In Her Hometown

The Olympian's dream summer continues

The Olympian’s dream summer continues

By Black Enterprise

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Legendary Actor Al Freeman Jr., Dead At 78

Pioneering actor played Elijah Muhammad in Spike Lee's 1992 film "Malcolm X"

Pioneering actor played Elijah Muhammad in Spike Lee’s 1992 film “Malcolm X”

By Black Enterprise

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White President Of NAACP Student Chapter At HBCU, Found Dead

Michael Teasley was found dead in his apartment

Michael Teasley was found dead in his apartment

By Black Enterprise

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Prosecutors Mistakenly Release Photo Of Trayvon Martin’s Body

The photo and records were among 76 documents mistakenly released

The photo and records were among 76 documents mistakenly released

By Black Enterprise

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Catch attorney, author and academic Anita Hill on this weekend's edition of Our World with Black Enterprise

Preview Our World: Anita Hill Speaks Out on Diversity in the Workplace

The Woman of Power continues her push for equality in workplace for women

Two decades after testifying against Clarence Thomas, Anita Hill continues her fight against sexual harassment…

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Dwight Howard Traded To Los Angeles Lakers

LA has a new Superman and his name isn't Shaq

LA has a new Superman and his name isn’t Shaq

By Black Enterprise

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Sharpton Defends Obama’s “Not President of Black America” Comments

What did you think of the president's comments?

What did you think of the president’s comments?

By Black Enterprise

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Spelman College Recruiting Gabby Douglas For Enrollment

Will the 16-year-old Olympic Gold Medalist enroll in this HBCU?

Will the 16-year-old Olympic Gold Medalist enroll in this HBCU?

By Black Enterprise

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9-Year-Old’s Lemonade Stand Raises Nearly $4k For Detroit

Joshua Smith was recently presented with a "Spirit of Detroit" award

Joshua Smith was recently presented with a “Spirit of Detroit” award

By Black Enterprise

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Ex-Mercedes Benz Employees Fired After Reporting Racist Graffiti

Former employees file lawsuit against NYC dealership

Former employees file lawsuit against NYC dealership

By Black Enterprise

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Sherman Hemsley Died Of Lung Cancer

An autopsy found a mass on Hemsley's lung

An autopsy found a mass on Hemsley’s lung

By Black Enterprise

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Target Launches Initiative To Raise $1 Billion For Education

Initiative to help in-need schools ends September 8th

Initiative to help in-need schools ends September 8th

By Black Enterprise

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Connecticut Town Discriminated Against Potential Minority Homeowners

Winchester, Connecticut is over 94 percent white

Winchester, Connecticut is over 94 percent white

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What “Obamacare” Means For Women’s Health

Congresswoman Donna Christensen explains advantages of president's healthcare reform

Congresswoman Donna Christensen explains advantages of president’s healthcare reform

By Black Enterprise

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Opinion: Opposing Gay Marriage Doesn’t Make You A Christian

Chick-fil-A and its supporters are replacing misguided values for civil liberties

Chick-fil-A and its supporters are replacing misguided values for civil liberties

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Black Radio Host Criticizes Gabby Douglass’ Outfit

U.S. Gold Medalist can't seem to catch a break from critics

U.S. Gold Medalist can’t seem to catch a break from critics

By Black Enterprise

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Condoleezza Rice: “Gabby Douglas Is A Black Hero”

The former secretary of state says she is thrilled for the Olympic gold medalist.

The former secretary of state says she is thrilled for the Olympic gold medalist.

By Black Enterprise

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Racist Tweets About Obamas Lands Public Official In Trouble

Heidi Wys claims she is not racist despite language in her tweets.

Heidi Wys claims she is not racist despite language in her tweets.

By Black Enterprise

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New Poll Shows Obama Has Edge In 3 Key States

As the election heats up, Obama builds lead over Romney in critical states

As the election heats up, Obama builds lead over Romney in critical states.

By Black Enterprise

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Conservative 6-Year-Old Gives Reasons Not To Vote For Obama

Isaac Anthony gives ten reasons why Obama doesn't deserve another term in office

Isaac Anthony gives ten reasons why Obama doesn’t deserve another term in office

By Black Enterprise

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London Cab Driver Turns Backseat Into A Hotel

David Weeks charges $75 a night to sleep in his cab

David Weeks charges $75 a night to sleep in his cab

By Black Enterprise

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Groupon Begins Accepting Donations For Low-Income Chicago Students

Daily deal site and school system join forces for 2nd year in a row

Daily deal site and school system join forces for 2nd year in a row

By Black Enterprise

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Bill Clinton To Speak, Nominate Pres. Obama At DNC

Former president to play a major role at DNC

Former president to play a major role at DNC

By Black Enterprise

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Racist Mississippi Church Prevents Black Couple’s Wedding

Pastor says small group of congregants were against black couple's marriage there.

Pastor says small group of congregants were against black couple’s marriage there.

By Black Enterprise

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Rev. Jesse Jackson: ‘No Timetable on Jackson Jr. Recovery’

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr recently checked into the Mayo Clinic for depression.

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr recently checked into the Mayo Clinic for depression.

By Black Enterprise

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Opinion: How Obama Has Failed Small and Minority Business

Has President Barack Obama done enough for small and minority business growth?

The Obama administration has been a total failure when it comes to small and minority…

By Raynard Jackson

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Philly Black Radio Legend Joe Tamburro Dead At 70

Philadelphia black radio legend Joe “Butterball” Tamburro has passed away at the age of 70,…

By Black Enterprise

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Mitt Romney Campaign Releases Ad Targeting Black Voters

It seems that Mitt Romney’s appearance at this year’s NAACP Convention made him take the…

By Black Enterprise

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Preview Our World: Is Today’s Social Activism a Movement, or Just a Moment?

Our esteemed panel of guests discuss the validity of the increase in protests around issues like Trayvon Martin's death and Occupy Wall Street

In the wake of protests for Trayvon Martin and Occupy Wall Street, Our World gathers…

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Business Owners Disapprove of Obama’s Performance in New Poll

59 percent of business owners disapprove of Obama's job performance.

59 percent of business owners disapprove of Obama’s job performance.

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Black Business Owners Urge Obama To Aid Growth

Majority of black businesses have no employees with revenues below $50,000

A host of black business owners at this year’s National Urban League Convention had serious…

By Black Enterprise

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#BEVOTE2012: Join Black Enterprise Editor-in-Chief for Presidential Election Twitter Chat

Live chat at 3:00 p.m. EST Thursday, July 26, will include insights from Derek T. Dingle's exclusive interviews with President Obama, GOP Candidate Romney

On Friday, July 27, 2012, from 3:00pm to 4:30pm, Black Enterprise Magazine Senior VP/Editor-in-Chief Derek…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Senate Passes Bill to Preserve Middle Class Tax Cuts

The Senate vote to extend the Bush era tax cuts finished 51 to 48.

The Senate vote to extend the Bush era tax cuts finished 51 to 48.

By Black Enterprise

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Pres. Obama Creates African-American Education Office

Office will set a goal of producing more effective programs for black students

Office will set a goal of producing more effective programs for African-American students

By Black Enterprise

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Sylvia Woods’ Funeral: Bill Clinton, Bloomberg Pay Their Respects

Hundreds attend wake for Harlem's "Queen of Soul Food"

Hundreds packed Harlem’s Abyssinian Baptist Church for the funeral of Soul Food queen and entrepreneur,…

By Black Enterprise

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President Obama Leads Mitt Romney by 6 Points in New Poll

Poll also highlights growing negatives for both candidates

In a new national poll conducted by NBC News and the Wall Street Journal, President…

By Black Enterprise

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Ghana VP Sworn In Hours After President’s Death

John Mahama takes helm to reportedly avoid coup.

Former Ghana Vice President John Mahama is now the president of the country after John…

By Black Enterprise

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Why is Morally Questionable Behavior More Celebrated Than Drama-Free Success?

Columnist Raynard Jackson says successful businessmen like David Steward have a bigger impact on society than Kanye West minus the fame. Agree?

Columnist Raynard Jackson says successful businessmen like David Steward have a bigger impact on society…

By Raynard Jackson

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Opinion: Is the Congressional Black Caucus Tough Enough on Obama?

Political commentator Raynard Jackson examines President Obama's relationship with Black members of Congress

Political commentator Raynard Jackson examines President Obama’s relationship with Black members of Congress

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Social Media Responds to Supreme Court Healthcare Ruling

Social networking sites were set ablaze with commentary once word circulated that #SCOTUS approved “Obamacare”

The Supreme Court on Thursday decided to uphold President Obama’s Affordable Healthcare Act, which will…

By Terrena Carriman

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Earvin Magic Johnson Launches New Network Aspire

The basketball champion expands his business portfolio with a network featuring programming for African American audiences

The basketball champion expands his business portfolio with a network featuring programming for African American…

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Black Enterprise Unites with African-American Media Companies for #INTHEBLACK Campaign

The #INTHEBLACK initiative, which launches today, will inform the advertising community and consumer audience about black spending power

Leading African-American media entities are uniting to bring awareness of black buying power to large…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Advocating for Fathers: Men Across the Country Seek to Defy Negative Stereotypes

Black men take leadership to shed positive light on today's patriarchs

President Obama’s Fatherhood Buzz initiative seeks to shed a positive light on America’s men, with…

By Demetria Irwin

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Barbara Graves was a indispensible business partner as well as life partner of Earl Graves Sr. Whether serving as chief editor of Black Enterprise magazine, a member of the board, or his personal speechwriter, she was his best friend, his right hand, his chief and most valued advisor.

WATCH: Earl G. Graves, Sr. Remembers His Beloved Wife, Barbara Kydd Graves

In a loving tribute, Black Enterprise founder Earl G. Graves, Sr. pays tribute to his wife, Barbara Kydd Graves

In a loving tribute, Black Enterprise founder Earl G. Graves, Sr. remembers his wife, Barbara…

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Pew Study Shows Political Divide Soars During Bush, Obama Years

A newly released Pew Research Center report confirms political polarization now overshadows age, class, gender and race divides

A Pew Research study finds that America has never been more polarized, and more than…

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Mr. and Mrs. Graves enjoy some time away together.

Celebrating the Life of Barbara Graves, Wife of Black Enterprise Publisher Earl Graves, Sr.

Remembering the life and family moments of Barbara Graves, who passed on May 25, 2012, after three-year battle with gall bladder cancer

Remembering the life and family moments of Barbara Graves, who passed on May 25, 2012,…

By Elayne Fluker

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Facebook Looking to Acquire Facial Recognition Tech Company Face.com

Recent reports indicate the social networking giant is in talks to acquire Face.com

Facebook might be interested in acquiring facial recognition technology company Face.com, according to recent reports.

By Janel Martinez

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Barbara Graves, Wife of Black Enterprise Founder Earl Graves Sr., Dies

Family matriarch was a guiding force of Black Enterprise and a quiet source of strength and inspiration

Family matriarch and a guiding force of Black Enterprise, Barbara Eliza Graves succumbed early this…

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‘Trayvoning’ Trend Causes Outrage Within Online Community

The Florida teen's death is mocked via new viral trend, which has caused a stir online

Months after the senseless death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman, his life…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Facebook IPO: Shares Start at $42

The social network’s monetary value jumped from $38 per share to $42 on Friday

Facebook shares started trading at $42.05 per share on Friday around 11:30am EST on the…

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Queen of disco Donna Summer died on Thursday from cancer (Image: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Disco Legend Donna Summer Dead at 63

The five-time Grammy winner died this morning from cancer, according to TMZ

“Queen of Disco” Donna Summer died Thursday morning at the age of 63 following her…

By Janel Martinez

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2012-13 TV Season Appears Promising for Black Actors

Upcoming series will feature “Cosby Show” stars Phylicia Rashad and Tempestt Bledsoe, as well as Anthony Anderson and Vanessa Williams, among others

Nine major television networks including NBC, ABC, CBS and Fox presented their programming plans for…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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President Obama and Michelle Obama joined the proceedings to commemorate the largest such undertaking to reveal the contributions of African Americans to the world.

First Couple’s Assets Worth Up to $8.3 Million

Obama book royalties alone worth up to $2.1 million

White House discloses President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama’s financial assets, with a value between…

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Jay-Z Backs Obama’s Gay Marriage Stance

The music mogul came out in support of the president's position on same-sex marriage in a recent interview with CNN

Brooklyn-born rapper Jay-Z cosigned President Obama’s decision to support gay marriage in an interview with…

By Janel Martinez

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Trayvon Martin’s Mother Releases Mother’s Day Video

Sybrina Fulton, the mother of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, posted the video to the Martin family's Justice TM website

In the video, posted to the Martin family’s JusticeTM website, an emotional Sybrina Fulton says…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Opinion: Gay Rights are Civil Rights

Why every citizen of the US has the right to political, economic and social freedom, and equality under the law

Why every citizen of the US has the right to political, economic and social freedom,…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Opinion: What Republicans Could Learn From Being Gay

Commentator Raynard Jackson shares his views on the recent debate over Pres. Obama's stance on gay rights

Some argue that gay rights and civil rights are the same, while others, like Raynard…

By Raynard Jackson

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Would Jesse Jackson Have Been a Better Black President than Obama?

Raynard Jackson takes a critical look at why Obama’s rise was historic, but not transformational for the Black community

Before Barack Obama there was Jesse Jackson. Here’s a look at the lasting impact Jesse…

By Raynard Jackson

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NEW YORK YANKEES APPAREL: As a native New Yorker, Jay-Z has long been a supporter of the hometown Yankees, sporting the MLB team’s baseball cap in countless photos. On his 1999 single, “Do It Again (Put Ya Hands Up),” he famously rhymes, “Hat cocked can't see his eyes, who could it be?/With that new blue Yankee on, who but me?” Jay-Z’s continued support of the Bronx Bombers may have inspired more hip-hop fans to reach for a Yankees fitted, with apparel maker New Era stating that sales had risen 20% each year leading into 1999, but more than likely the sports team’s brand was catapulted by their 27 World Series Pennants, including one in 2000. However, last year Jay-Z did help move some of their products when he announced limited edition co-branded merchandise for sale at Yankee Stadium, including a special All-Black Everything Yankees baseball cap via New Era, which featured design nods to his The Blueprint 3 album and a $50 price tag.

New York Post Columnist Phil Mushnick Unapologetic About Using N-Word

The columnist suggests the Brooklyn Nets change their name to the “New York Ni-----,” and criticizes part-owner Jay-Z

New York Post columnist Phil Mushnick continues to stand by his racially volatile remarks about…

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5th Annual Blogging While Brown Conference Hits Philly June 1-2

Get a special BE discount on registration for this year's annual blogger networking event

The Blogging While Brown conference 2012 hits Philadelphia, PA for two days of networking and…

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‘Awkward Black Girl’ Creator Issa Rae on Shorty Award Win and Online Racism

The producer, director, writer and star of “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl” addresses the digital hate

“Awkward Black Girl” creator Issa Rae spoke to BlackEnterprise.com about her Shorty Award win, the…

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Ashton Kutcher’s Popchips Ad Sparks Controversy, Pulled After Online Outcry

The “Two and a Half Men” star’s latest commercial for the potato chip brand is being called “offensive” and “racist” across the web

Ashton Kutcher’s Popchips ad campaign released earlier this week has been removed from the snack…

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One-half of the dynamic eyeglass design duo, Coco & Breezy, showed her support for Black Blogger Month

Black Blogger Month 2012 Launch at 40/40 Club Recap x Photos

Our monthlong celebration of digital entrepreneurs kicked off with a bevy of tastemakers and aspiring bloggers

BlackEnterprise.com’s Black Blogger Month 2012 Tweet Up brings celebrities & digital tastemakers out in force…

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Toni Morrison to Receive America’s Highest Civilian Honor

President Barack Obama will award the Medal of Freedom to 13 recipients at the White House later this spring

President Barack Obama will award the Medal of Freedom to 13 recipients at the White…

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For 2nd Week in a Row, ‘Think Like A Man’ Takes Top Spot

The film is reaching new heights, coming in at No. 1 domestically for the second-straight weekend

The Sony Screen Gems ensemble comedy “Think Like a Man” was No. 1 domestically for…

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Last week, news broke about two African American men, Christopher Johnson and Nathaniel Claybrooks, filing a class action lawsuit against the producers of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. The men claim that they were rejected from being cast on the popular reality show because they are Black. In 20+ seasons of the long running show, there has never been an African American contestant.

While the rest of the world argues the validity and diversity of reality television’s latest bachelors, BlackEnterprise.com rounded up a list of the hottest 10 single brothers that should be on your radar. Not only are these men easy on the eyes but they’re all certified movers and shakers, too. Ladies, you’re welcome. —Bridgette Bartlett of Black Bridal Bliss

10 Eligible Black Men ‘The Bachelor’ Should Cast

Reality TV casting agents for The Bachelor may have a hard time finding men of color but here are a few good men

After two African American men sued producers of the The Bachelor for racial discrimination here’s…

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Kardashians Sign $40 Million Reality TV Show Deal with E!

The reality TV stars prove their bankability by signing a record-breaking deal

In a record-breaking deal, Keeping Up with the Kardashians gets renewed for three more seasons…

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5 Cool (Recent) Branding Moves By President Barack Obama

A look at the Commander-in-Chief's moments of swag

Here’s a snapshot into recent appearances that give the Commander-in-Chief the cool factor.

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Flagrant Foul: NBA Owners Consider Selling Ad Space on Player Jerseys

Cash-strapped owners consider a drastic move to increase revenue that has many up in arms

In a quest for revenue NBA owners consider placing advertisements on player uniforms which have…

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WATCH: Trayvon Martin’s Mother Tells Bill O’Reilly She Has Faith in Judicial System

The grieving mother defends peace and the justice as she awaits the trial of George Zimmerman's involvement in her son's death

Accompanied by her lawyer Benjamin Crump, Sybrina Fulton speaks on her son Trayvon Martin’s death…

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Acura Faces Controversy for Casting Call for ‘Not Too Dark’ Black Actors in Ad

Casting call sheet requested Black actors to appear in commercial with Jerry Sienfeld---as long as they were "not too dark"

Acura casting call sheet requested Black actors to appear in commercial with Jerry Sienfeld–as long…

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WATCH: Mitt Romney Tells Obamas to “Start Packing”

The Republican presidential frontrunner has some choice words for the Commander-In-Chief

During an interview with Diane Sawyer, Republican presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann…

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I’ve been involved in the Republican Party for most of my adult life and continue to be amazed at the lack of interest the party shows toward the Black community. Those who have followed my writings over the years know that I have been extremely critical of the party regarding this issue. But, I have been even more critical of the individuals the party chooses to showcase as the face of Black Republicans. I find many of these individuals to be an embarrassment to me as a person of color, as well as to the Republican brand. Many of the Black faces that are trotted out in front of the cameras have absolutely no connection to the Black community.

Despite public perception there are Black Republicans who possess both political and policy expertise that the party could and should tap in to. They exemplify the best of Republican values and thoroughly understand the need for the party to be more diverse. Here are some influential Black Republicans that most folks have never heard of but should. —Raynard Jackson

10 Black Republicans You Probably Don’t Know But Should

Highlighting African Americans who represent the Republican Party and their race with pride

Herman Cain and Colin Powell are not anomalies as there are many Black Republicans of…

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Secret Service Agents Put on Leave After Alleged Misconduct

President Obama spoke about the incident for the first time on Sunday

The commander in chief’s trip to Latin America was tainted when news surfaced that 11…

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As Tax Day Nears, Meet the Deadline with These 7 Resources

Don't fret! You still have time to fill out your taxes. Check out our compilation of helpful links

With taxes needing to be postmarked by midnight Tuesday, peruse through these useful links before…

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Is George Zimmerman the New OJ Simpson? The Politics of Race & Law in America

Exploring the paralleles between two of America's most racially divided cases

After the shooting death of Trayvon martin George Zimmerman has become more hated than OJ…

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Wells Fargo Faces Racial Discrimination Investigation

The investigation of 218 foreclosed properties reclaimed by Wells Fargo shows the institution demonstrated unfavorable maintenance and marketing practices in communities of color

The nation’s largest consumer lender Wells Fargo is set to undergo an investigation on the…

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Dingle, who was granted the first print interview of President Obama after his 2009 inauguration, conducted an exclusive 20-minute interview with the President in the Oval Office on Wednesday, April 11, focusing on minority and small business policies and the economy. When asked what he would say to Black business owners, including attendees of the upcoming Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference to be held in his hometown of Chicago, who question whether the Administration has done enough for Black business, he responded, “I’ll put my track record up against anybody in terms of us putting in place broad-based programs that ultimately had a huge benefit for African American businesses.”

PHOTOS: Inside Black Enterprise’s Exclusive Interview with President Barack Obama

A preview of the President's conversation with Editor-in-Chief Derek T. Dingle on job creation, financial reforms and what he's done to earn the support of Black business.

A preview of President Barack Obama’s conversation with Black Enterprise Editor-in-Chief Derek T. Dingle on…

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Newark Mayor Cory Booker Saves Woman in Home Fire

The mayor rescues next-door neighbor from burning home

Newark Mayor Cory Booker rescued a young woman from her burning house in the Upper…

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Homophobia and Homosexuality Linked in New Study

New study says link between homophobia among straight individuals may have to do with hidden homosexual tendencies

New study says link between homophobia among straight individuals may have to do with hidden…

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1. Immediately after George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., there was no arrest by police and no charges were filed. Also, The Miami Herald reports that police initially wanted to charge Zimmerman---and applied for a warrant---but prosecutors said there wasn't enough evidence to move forward with charges.

George Zimmerman Has Been Arrested and Charged. Now What?

Here's how a second-degree murder trial could play out

Writer Zerlina Maxwell breaks down the legal standards to come for George Zimmerman, who was…

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How the Trayvon Martin Case has Divided America

The shooting death of the Florida teen has exposed more of America's racial divide

The Grio’s David A. Love analyzes how the Trayvon Martin case has revealed racial tensions…

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Few can deny the impact Dr. Bill Cosby has made in entertainment. From being the first African American to play a leading role in a TV show on NBC’s I Spy (1965-68) to making his self titled series The Cosby Show No. 1 on the same network almost 20 years later, he has withstood the test of time in Hollywood as a writer, producer, director, actor, composer and more. More than just an entertainer with over 2.3 million Twitter followers (@BillCosby), Cosby has managed to evolve his sphere of influence and remain relevant through his philanthropic efforts, advertising, public speaking, business acumen and involvement in academia. BlackEnterprise.com Decodes the iconic Dr. Bill Cosby. —Kevin Clark

Bill Cosby Speaks on Trayvon Martin Case

The comedy icon shares his thoughts on the shooting death that's gone national

In the wake of Trayvon Martin’s death at the hands of George Zimmerman, comedian Bill…

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Remembering a Media Legend: Top 5 Black News Moments with Mike Wallace

From Malcolm X to Tina Turner, we highlight top moments in a media legend's career

From Malcolm X to Tina Turner, Mike Wallace–who died April 7— has had a stellar…

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Broadcasting Legend Gil Noble Dies at 80

The “Like It Is” host passed away peacefully in a hospital in Wayne, NJ on Thursday

Gil Noble, host of award-winning Sunday morning public affairs program Like It Is, passed away…

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Obama Reveals How to Get National Unemployment Rate to 6%

President Obama discusses how the nation can lower its unemployment rate by nearly two percent

President Obama addressed a group of digital journalists at the White House Wednesday, remarking that…

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The Hypocrisy of Democracy: Discrimination by Any Means Necessary

Questioning whether or not there really is a difference between being Democrat or Republican

With the candidates for the 2012 presidential election in place some wonder whether true democracy…

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Experts Say Credit Card Hack May Reoccur

Credit cards hacked, Chase charges customers twice...what's next?

Recent financial snafus like J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. accidentally charging customers twice and Global…

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Driving While Black: Welcome to the Club, Tyler Perry

Even if you’re as rich as Tyler Perry, chances are you will be racially profiled

Movie mogul Tyler Perry recently became the victim of racial profiling as Atlanta police pulled…

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Instagram for Android Now Available

The highly-popular mobile application is now available for download at Google Play Store

The photo-sharing mobile app Instagram is no longer exclusive to iOS devices. The free to…

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Form a partnership: Don’t allow your doctor to make you feel like a child. Some medical professionals approach their patients from a parent-child standpoint. Remember that you are partners on a journey toward finding the best treatment for your illness and staying healthy.

Recent Study Shows Cervical Cancer Is Harder to Clear in Black Women

Researchers at the University of South Carolina in Columbia released a study showing the health disparity between young black and white women

New research presented Sunday shows that black women are at a higher risk of contracting…

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Vote NOW for Black Enterprise and 50 Cent in ASME’s Cover Contest!

Help make our cover featuring rapper/entrepreneur Curtis Jackson the Reader's Choice Cover of the Year!

Voting is now open for Readers’ Choice honors in the 2012 American Society of Magazine…

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WATCH: David Banner on Trayvon Martin Shooting Death

The passionate performer expresses his views on the senseless death of another young Black man

Rapper/producer David Banner shares his passionate perspective on the life and death of Trayvon Martin…

By Anslem Samuel

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The Black Vote: The Only Way Republicans Can Beat Obama

Often ignoring the minority vote, Republicans fail to tap into the diversity of the American people

As the 2012 presidential election heats up some believe Republicans fail to make headway because…

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ESPN Sports Business Editor Analyzes Impact of Magic Johnson’s Dodgers Deal

ESPN's Keith Reed shares his perspective on Magic Johnson's historic purchase of the LA Dodgers and what it means for the sport

ESPN’s Senior Sports Business Editor Keith Reed shares his perspective on Magic Johnson’s historic purchase…

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Preview B.E. Business Report: Johnson Products Goes Back to Black

The legendary Johnson Products comes full circle as the beauty brand is once again Black-owned

Eric and Renee Brown take over Johnson Products, the first African American company to be…

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Soldier’s War Within

The art of war is more mental than physical and few soldiers are trained on coping with their experiences after deployment

As US involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan come to an end, many soliders are faced…

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Inaugural TEDxHarlem Ignites Creativity in Historic Community

The one-day interactive forum, featuring presentations from Harlem innovators like Thelma Golden and Marcus Samuelsson, makes its debut in the historic neighborhood

Kicking off with inspirational words from Marcus Glover, founder and curator of TEDxHarlem, the one-day…

By Janel Martinez

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How Long Before We Forget About Trayvon Martin?

Being politically active against injustice should not be a trending topic but a lifetime mission

Following the death of Trayvon Martin everyone’s rallying for justice, but will the activism last…

By Anslem Samuel

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Black Enterprise Wins GLAAD Media Award

Black Enterprise magazine wins the GLAAD Award for its article examining what it means to be Black and Gay in Corporate America

Black Enterprise magazine wins the GLAAD Award for its article examining what it means to…

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Bank of America Testing Own-to-Rental Program for Homeowners

BofA has announced plans to implement a program for homeowners at risk of foreclosure

Bank of America announced its “Mortgage to Lease” program, which will allow homeowners facing foreclosure…

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24 Catholic High Schools Work to Educate Marginalized, Low-Income Students

Cristo Rey Network serves students who have been failed by the education system

Network of 24 high schools across the country that prepare underserved students for college

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WATCH: Black Enterprise Reports from the #MillionHoodieMarch for Trayvon Martin

Hundreds descend on New York's Union Square to rally around the parents of Trayvon Martin and demand justice for his murder

Hundreds descend on New York’s Union Square to rally around the parents of Trayvon Martin…

By Elayne Fluker

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Cornel West Supports Millennial-Focused Blog

Millennials team up to create FWDnation.com, a youth-oriented online community

The historic election of President Obama in 2008 brought political activism among young adults to…

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What Kind of Man Could Trayvon Martin Have Been?

Yet another young life halted from reaching its full potential due to gun violence and racism

When George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin he not only snuffed out the 17-year-old’s…

By Caroline Clarke

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White People, You Will Never Be Suspicious Like Trayvon Martin

GlobalGrind.com's Editor-in-Chief shares his views on the Trayvon Martin shooting from the perspective of a White man of privilege

GlobalGrind.com’s Editor-in-Chief shares his views on the Trayvon Martin shooting from the perspective of a…

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UPDATE: Trayvon Martin’s Family Seeks Justice

The family of the 17-year-old high school junior is calling on the FBI to investigate

News of the killing of an unarmed 17-year-old Florida high school student has garnered national…

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Opinion: Americans, Afghanistans & Random Acts of Violence

One rogue soldier killing civilians in Afghanistan should evoke more reasons for peace than more violence

The senseless killing spree by a US soldier in Afghanistan sparks a conversation on the…

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Former Rutgers Student Found Guilty On Hate Crime Charges, Faces Up to 10 Years in Prison

Ex-Rutgers student Dharun Ravi was found guilty by a New Jersey jury on Friday

Dharun Ravi, a former Rutgers University student, was convicted Friday on all 15 counts, including…

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Chinese Company Infringes On Michael Jordan’s Brand

The NBA legend and entrepreneur looks to protect his name by any means necessary—internationally

Michael Jordan responds to Chinese apparel company Qiodan Sports Company Limited infringing upon his brand…

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Santa Monica College Proposes Controversial Tiered Tuition Fees

In an effort to combat classroom overcrowding, one college considers having students pay a premium for extra classes

Santa Monica College has cased some controversy with a proposed tiered tuition which would provide…

By Anslem Samuel

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SXSW 2012: ‘Social Media Sharecropping’ Encourages African Americans to Monetize Digital Content

Blogging While Brown founder Gina McCauley talks digital content monetization and brand awareness at her panel during 2012 South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive

The SXSW 2012 panel “Social Media Sharecropping: Black Tech Adoption” focused on creating an online…

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Svante MyrickSvante Myrick is the youngest mayor of Ithaca, NY---a predominantly white community---at the tender age of 24. He is likened to Obama thanks to his bi-racial lineage, upbringing with his single mom and political success. With his vigor and commitment, Myrick will be a politician to look out for in years to come.

Black Political Game Changers of 2012

Black Enterprise lists political game changers as movie Game Change makes its debut on HBO

Black Enterprise lists political game changers as movie Game Change makes its debut on HBO

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Whitney Houston Leaves Everything to Bobbi Kristina

The iconic singer's will pinpoints her daughter as the sole beneficiary

Whitney Houston left her entire estate to her 19-year-old daughter Bobbi Kristina, according to reports.…

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‘Kony 2012’ Campaign Takes Over Internet

The YouTube video targeting Ugandan leader Joseph Kony went viral, amassing over 7 million views

For the past few days social media feeds have been erupting with “Stop Kony” messages,…

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Apple Announces iPad 3 Details

The tech giant’s third-gen iPad boasts a sharper display screen, higher wireless speed and crisp new camera

Apple CEO Tim Cook set the record straight about the iPad 3 during today’s announcement,…

By Janel Martinez

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Union Boss Says Workers are Under Attack

AFSCME's Lee Saunders talks politics and jobs as he looks to take the reins as president of the 1.6 million strong labor union

AFSCME’s Lee Saunders talks politics and jobs as he looks to take the reins as…

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Obama Warns Iran He Won’t Take Nuclear Weapons Threat Lightly

President Obama sent a clear message to Iran: "I don't bluff"

Days before sitting down with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Barack Obama warned he…

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Senate Denies Bill Opposing Obama’s Birth Control Policy

In a 51-48 vote, the Senate killed a bill reversing the president’s birth control rule

The Senate defeated a GOP effort to overturn President Barack Obama’s policy on contraception insurance…

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Bank of America Considers New Checking Account Policy

BofA is reportedly testing new ways to charge consumers for checking accounts

Bank of America Corp. is considering implementing new monthly fees for customers with checking accounts…

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Facebook Picks the Pocket: Ads Coming to Smartphones

Facebook rolls out new Timeline for business pages and debuts new ad services which lets advertisers embed ads into personal news feeds and push ads—for the first time—to mobile phones

At a special marketing conference in New York Wednesday, Facebook unveiled a new business page…

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Reveal of iPad 3 Expected March 7

Fans are eager to get a faster processor, wireless network, and a larger camera on Apple's iPad 3

Apple sent out email invitations for an event on March 7, which blogosphere rumors predict…

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on New Role as US Global Cultural Ambassador

The NBA Hall of Famer makes transition into politics as US liaison for people-to-people diplomacy abroad

NBA Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar speaks on his historic role in government and his…

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Million-Dollar Home Foreclosures On the Rise

While million-dollar home foreclosures account for less than 2% of overall home foreclosures, it’s shown to be an area of concern in recent years

More than 36,000 million dollar homes were foreclosed – or at least listed as defaulted…

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BlackPlanet Revamps as Social Aggregator

The once popular social network gets a fresh design and new features

BlackPlanet Next, the new iteration of the 12-year-old mainstay, has been redesigned into a social…

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The American landscape would not be nearly as rich, diverse and hip without pioneering forces such as Don Cornelius. As the creator of Soul Train, Cornelius did more than establish a profitable company/brand but also simultaneously uplifted people of color by giving them a platform to express their innate talents while reinforcing positive and inspiring messages through the creative disciplines of music, dance and fashion. Following news of Cornelius’ recent passing, BlackEnterprise.com spoke with Kenard Gibbs, current CEO/Partner of Soul Train Holdings and co-founder of Madvision Entertainment, to Decode how Cornelius went from investing $400 into the Soul Train pilot to forever changing American culture. —Souleo

Don Cornelius’ Death Sparks a Discussion on Suicide in the Black Community

In the wake of the Soul Train creator's death, questions arise about depression and mental health in our communities

Following Don Cornelius’ death and the start of the Rutgers suicide trial—where Tyler Clementi took…

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Diddy and ‘Magic’ Johnson Set to Run New Comcast Networks

Comcast announced Tuesday it will carry new networks run by music mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs and basketball legend Earvin "Magic" Johnson

Comcast announced Tuesday that four-minority owned networks will be launched on its cable TV systems…

By Janel Martinez

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11 Black Presidents Under 50 & Their Presidents’ Day Advice for Obama

Presidential advice for the Commander-in-Chief from men and women of color who hold similar titles in business

In honor of Presidents’ Day, 11 Black Presidents from the world of business share their…

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Stock Act Sheds Light on Political Intelligence

The Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act is bringing newfound information to the forefront

The legislation known as the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act, or Stock Act, aims…

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TOUR DE FORCE

Houston’s first album tour grossed nearly $4.8 million in ticket sales. Her second tour was almost as successful, grossing $4.1 million in ticket sales. Her Bodyguard tour was a huge success helping her earn a spot on Forbes' "Richest Entertainers" list. Between 1993 and 1994, Houston grossed $33 million. My Love is Your Love tour did exceptionally well internationally as the highest grossing arena concert of that year. Her last and final tour, Nothing But Love World Tour made her $36 million.

#WhitneyHouston’s Impact on Twitter

Looking at how trusted news breaks in the age of social media

Following the death of Whitney Houston Twitter exploded with RIP tweets, we explore how breaking…

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Apple iPads Seized Over Trademark Dispute

The tech giant is battling over the rights to use the name “iPad”

Chinese authorities are pulling dozens of iPads from shelves in Northern China because Shenzhen…

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Iconic Singer Whitney Houston Found Dead in Beverly Hilton Hotel

On the eve of music's biggest night, the Grammy Awards, the music industry loses one of its icons: Whitney Houston

On the eve of music’s biggest night—The Grammy Awards—the entertainment industry mourns the shocking loss…

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Opinion: Did Black America Turn Its Back on Roland Martin?

Culture critic Raynard Jackson chimes in on GLAAD's calling for the CNN personality's dismissal for controversial tweets

After CNN personality Roland Martin’s homophobic tweets, GLAAD asked for his firing, critics feel Black…

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Roland Martin Suspended After Recent Twitter Remarks

The cable networks’ commentator was suspended after the Super Bowl Sunday ad commentary he posted on his personal Twitter feed

Roland Martin’s Super Bowl Sunday tweets have landed the political analyst in trouble with CNN.…

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Today Marks the 12th Annual National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

African Americans are still most severely impacted by HIV/AIDS

Numerous individuals and various organizations around the country are observing the 12th annual National Black…

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Author and Motivator Lisa Nichols Inspires During Social Media Event

Lisa Nichols inspired participant during her tweet chat with Black Enterprise, detailing her latest business…

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Susan L. Taylor Talks Mentorship and Passing on a Legacy via CARES

Sharing tips on passing on a legacy and the need for mentorship, Susan L. Taylor…

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