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#Remembering911: Today Marks 14th Anniversary of Terrorist Attacks

President Obama leads moment of silence, will meet with military service members in afternoon

Today, at the minute of the 9/11 attack in New York City, President Barack Obama…

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Prosecutor Kym Worthy Leads Charge to Complete Testing of 10,000 Rape Kits

'Toughest woman in Detroit' says there's still more work to be done

Wayne County prosecutor Kym Worthy has led the charge to complete testing on 10,000…

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Post-New York Fashion Week Africa: Style Glossary

Five conversation staples for African diaspora style innovation

With Fashion Week comes great conversation around the designs and wares. Here’s a cheat sheet…

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Williams’ Sister Love: The Life of Sibling Tennis Prodigies

"You can be enemies on the court, and you can be friends...off the court"

Serena beat out sister Venus and came out a 6-2, 1-6, 6-3 winner in a…

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[Op Ed] President Obama’s Iran Deal Ensures American Security and Prevents War

The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action is a sound agreement

The JCPOA is not built on trust – it’s built on verification. Under the agreement,…

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$6.4 Million: Baltimore Reaches Settlement with Freddie Gray Family

Deal must still be approved by the city’s Board of Estimates

Freddie Gray’s family set to get $6.4 million in death settlement, however, the deal must…

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Fox News Anchor Suing Toy Maker for More Than $5 Million

Harris Faulkner says Hasbro used her likeness for hamster doll

Harris Faulkner is suing Hasbro for more than $5 million over a toy that shares…

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Global Leaders to Address Issues of ‘Black Lives Matter’ at Summit

International advocates seek to find solutions for justice for people of color around the world

The Global Emotional Emancipation Summit brings together leaders of African ancestry from around the world…

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Business Leader Wes Moore Could Run In 2016 Baltimore Mayoral Race

Will the best-selling author and army vet become the city’s champion?

Best-selling Author and Social Entrepreneur Wes Moore is an advocate fore education. Can he become…

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Toyota Awards $75,000 Scholarships To Black Engineering and Business Students

Automaker partners with Rainbow PUSH Excel program

Nation’s leading automaker Toyota partners with Rainbow PUSH Excel program to support black scholars.

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President Obama Seals Iran Deal with Maryland Senator’s Vote

Ten Democratic 'hold outs' remain, as White House pushes for more support

Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) announced support for President Obama’s Iran nuclear deal today, sealing a…

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James Bond Writer Apologizes After Idris Elba ‘Too Street’ Comment

Actor being a contender for the role remains as speculation and rumor

Anthony Horowitz faced a Twitter storm of criticism recently after making comments about actor Idris…

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[WATCH] Harold Varner III Becomes First Black Golfer to Earn PGA Tour Card via Web.com

25-year-old hopeful barely made the cut but excited for chance to compete

Harold Varner III has become the first black golfer to earn a PGA tour card…

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Frank Petersen, First African American Marine Aviator, Dies

Pioneer had successful post-military career in corporate America

Frank Petersen, the first African American marine aviator, died this week according to reports. He…

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Iowa Contender: Ben Carson Giving Donald Trump a Run for His Money, Ties in Poll

First time since July 26 that 'Apprentice' star has lost lead

New Monmouth University poll findings show Carson has tied with Trump in terms of favor…

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U.S. Open: Serena Williams Takes First-Round Win on Path to Set Record for Women

Sports world on watch as tennis star may be first woman to win all four top tourneys in one season

Will Serena Williams become the first woman since Steffi Graff in 1988 to win the…

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#Katrina10: Nation Remembering the Hurricane and Its Continuing Aftermath

Organizations, politicians, citizens, and media highlight process--or lack--via hashtag

Commemoration efforts continue today and many have highlighted the issues that still remain in the…

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Alaska Journey: President Obama Becomes First Sitting President to Visit the Arctic

POTUS discusses environmental issues and renames tallest U.S. peak

President Obama sets out to Alaska to discuss environmental issues and plans to rename tallest…

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Lorenzo Brown, President and Managing Editor of Sister 2 Sister, Dies

Founding member of staff was an educator and civil rights advocate

Lorenzo Brown, Ph.D., president and managing editor of Sister 2 Sister magazine, died August 21…

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Stephanie Hightower Becomes First Black Woman To Hold Seat on IAAF Council

USA Track & Field president landed one of six seats designated for women

Stephanie Hightower, USA Track & Field (USATF) president, was recently elected to IAAF Council, the…

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How to Invest in Cannabis Stocks

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Dealing with a Recruiter: 5 Simple Do’s and Dont’s for Landing the Final Interview

Aisha M. Taylor, co-founder of TAYLORMade Professional Career Consulting, shares tips for job candidates going…

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