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The viral image of 14-year-old 9th grader, Ahmed Mohamed, in the midst of his arrest. This photo was made public by one of Mohamed's family members.

President Obama Invites Ahmed Mohamed to the White House

POTUS Tweets a supportive message to the young man arrested for his homemade clock

The 14-year-old 9th grader in Irving, Texas, was arrested yesterday for bringing a homemade clock…

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Journey for Justice: NAACP and Activism Organizations Conclude 860-Mile March

Participants and supporters commemorate completion via social

The NAACP along with other organizations and leaders have hosted series of demonstrations, teach-ins and…

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Leaders to Gather at OUT on the Hill Black LGBT Leadership Summit

Panels and workshops to include discussions about issues that affect community

Black LGBT activists and thought leaders will gather with elected officials, faith leaders and young…

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Weaves, ‘Designer’ Bags and … Sports: Alibaba Teams Up With Companies to Launch New Venture

Deal comes as NBCUniversal lands agreement with world's largest e-commerce source

Alibaba, a mega e-commerce site popularly known for vendors that sell hair extensions and other…

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Lt. Calvin Spann, Tuskegee Airman and Pilot, Dies

Congressional Gold Medal honoree leaves legacy of breaking racial barriers

Spann became an original airman and fighter pilot with the 100th Fighter Squadron of the…

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NBA Legend Moses Malone Dies at 60

Hall of Fame peer says basketball icon died of apparent heart attack

According to reports, Moses Malone, a three-time NBA MVP and Pro Basketball Hall of Famer,…

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Donald Trump to Speak with Black Business Owners in South Carolina

Other speakers include Karen Finney, senior spokesperson for Hillary Clinton

Small business owners, entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and legislators are expected to attend the event, as…

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#NYFW 2016 Spotlight: Daniel Silverstain

His 2015 collection was inspired by the 1967 World Fair

Silverstain’s collection features bold lines, angles and solid primary colors, yet each look is softened…

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[Video] James Blake: Slam Caught on Cam

What can happen when you're standing while black

Former tennis pro James Blake, who had an altercation with rogue police standing outside a…

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

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