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Duke University Celebrates John Hope Franklin’s 100th Birthday

The yearlong tribute continues

The tributes will continue in November as well, including a presentation by members of the…

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This Week’s Highlights: The Best and the Brightest

Check out the biggest stories of the week

Here is a recap of this week’s highlights, from news to technology.

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Congressman John Lewis Endorses Hillary Clinton

The Civil Rights legend states, "Hillary Clinton is the most qualified person to be president of the United States."

Lewis’ support is extremely important for Clinton’s campaign. The congressman stated, “I know her heart.…

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This Week’s Highlights: The Best and the Brightest

Check out the biggest stories of the week

Here is a recap of this week’s highlights from news, career, education, small business, lifestyle,…

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Education Secretary Arne Duncan to Step Down in December

Duncan will be replaced by Deputy Secretary of Education John B. Kings, Jr.

White House confirms Education Secretary Arne Duncan will step down from his post in December.

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Final Pleas Failed Death Row Inmate

Kelly Gissendaner was executed by lethal injection early Wednesday morning

Wednesday, at 12:21 a.m. EST, the state of Georgia executed their first woman in 70…

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[Video] President Obama Visits Federal Prison for VICE Special

For the first time in history, the president steps behind prison walls for a close-up look at the impact of imprisonment.

In a special report “Fixing the System” cameras look on as President Obama takes an…

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BE100s CEO Robert F. Smith Makes Forbes 400 List

BE100s CEO Robert F. Smith lands on Forbes' list of the 400 richest

BE100s CEO Robert F. Smith is now one of Forbes magazine’s 400 richest Americans.

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Speaker Panel on Black People in Advertising Fails to Include Black People

A 2015 Advertising Week event titled Here Are All the Black People doesn't feature any on panel

A funny thing happened at the 2015 Advertising Week panel called Here Are All the…

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Is Women-Only Public Transit a Good Idea?

Several other countries have instituted the practice

According to The Guardian, British Labour Party politician and member of Parliament Jeremy Cobryn has…

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[WATCH] Comedian Trevor Noah Preps for First Night as Host of The Daily Show

Watchers wonder what stamp the comedian will leave on the show and how he'll take it into the future of late night TV

Fans and critics will watch to see what mark Trevor Noah, the new host of…

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‘In the Black’ Tour Bringing Business and Career Empowerment to Multicultural Women

Influencers head to 15 cities from East to West Coast to share secrets to success

The ‘In the Black’ Tour has kicked off its multi-city 2015 agenda, seeking to empower…

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‘Lesbians Who Tech’ Summit Coming to New York City

Four-day event featuring speakers from companies including Google, The New York Times, Amazon and more

Lesbians Who Tech’s second annual summit in New York Oct. 1-4 is set to bring…

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#UNGA: ISIS, Diplomacy, and Combatting Extremists Top Topics at UN General Assembly

Leaders focus on terrorism, ISIS, and peacekeeping strategies among the nations

This week, more than 150 leaders are networking and discussing issues that impact the world…

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Ad Week 2015: Celebrities, Industry Leaders, and Media’s Top Execs Gather in NYC

Regulation and access issues in publishing and social are hot topics this year

This week, thousands of leaders in the advertising, media, business, tech, and marketing industries are…

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[WATCH] Historic Supermoon and Lunar Eclipse Occurred Sept. 27

This occurrence won't take place again for another 18 years

Last night, on Sept. 27, a rare celestial event took place around the world, as…

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New CEO Perri Irmer Expected to Boost DuSable Museum of African American History

Executive tasked with reviving Chicago institution and plans to collaborate with presidential library

Perri Irmer, fourth president and CEO of the DuSable Museum, is expected to help boost…

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Driver’s Licenses May No Longer Get You Through Airport Security

Flying domestically? You may need to get your passport ready

According to a new policy, if you live in one of these four states, a…

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Morehouse College Debate Team Wins First Tournament of Academic Year

HBCU students take home trophy for best overall performance

The Morehouse College Speech and Debate Team won its first tournament at the University of…

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Global Connections for Women Foundation Hosts Free Event in Atlanta

GC4W Business Expo featuring panels on entrepreneurship and career advancement

The GC4W Atlanta Working Mom Business Expo will host industry and civic leaders to empower…

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