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Mindy Kaling’s Brother Posed As a Black Man to Get into Medical School

Kaling's brother chronicles his experience as a black man on website and in new book

Actress and comedian Mindy Kaling’s brother reveals he posed as a black man when applying…

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Eight More States Projected to Legalize Marijuana

Analysts say eight more states may be following Colorado's lead

Nearly ten more states are projected to legalize the use of marijuana.

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John Hopkins Faces Lawsuit For Reportedly Infecting Hundreds With an STD

Former research subjects say the school deceived them during the experiment

Hundreds of former research subjects file a $1 billion lawsuit against John Hopkins for allegedly…

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Militant Group al-Shabab Kills 147 at Kenyan College

Christian students targeted in attack, reports say

More than 140 students and staff members were killed in an al-Shabab attack at a…

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McDonald's and NAACP Launch Project H.E.L.P.

McDonald’s Increases Hourly Wage and Benefits for a Portion of Its Workers

Changes won't affect employees who work for McDonald's franchisees

Effective July 1, McDonald’s will increase its minimum wage and benefits for all employees, except…

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Face2Face Africa Hosting Pan-African Weekend in New York City for Global Innovators

Attendees have the chance to meet celebrities and business moguls of pan-African affairs

Pan-African Weekend is set to take place from July 10-12 in New York City, and…

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TSA Will Stop Searching Black Women’s Hair

The new agreement aims to stop discrimination against black women

The TSA aims to stop the discrimination of black women and their hair with new…

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BE Exclusive: Congressman Jim Himes Takes Stance Against LGBT Discrimination

State under more fire for law allowing businesses to refuse to serve LGBT community

Here is a Be Exclusive: CT Congressman Jim Himes: ‘Indiana could discriminate against anybody with…

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[RECAP] Nickelodeon’s 2015 Annual Kids’ Choice Awards: Winners

Hollywood stars and fan favorites took over the orange carpet

Hollywood stars took over the orange carpet and took away orange blimps at Nickelodeon’s 28th…

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5 Things to Know About Jon Stewart’s Replacement Trevor Noah

What you should know about the rising South African comedian

Five things to know about South African comedian Trevor Noah.

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T.I. Opens his First Restaurant: Scales 925

The upscale eatery is located in downtown Atlanta

T.I. is opening his first restaurant, Scales 925, in downtown Atlanta on April 14.

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Mississippi Student Indicted for Hanging Noose on Iconic Statue of James Meredith

A federal hate crime has been charged

Recently, a University of Mississippi Student was indicted for hanging noose on James Meredith iconic…

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Jay-Z Set to Relaunch Tidal, a New Music Service

New releases include songs by Madonna, Kanye West and Daft Punk

Jay Z is set to relaunch his new music service ‘Tidal’ today.

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Star Awards: Delta Air Lines Honors Suppliers for Championing Diversity

Event highlights exemplary leadership and service

Delta Air Lines honored top small-business, minority-owned and women-owned supplier partners during the company’s annual…

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Open Letter to ’60 Minutes’ on Increasing Its Coverage of Africans

Over 150 journalists and professors gave their signature

On Wednesday, March 25, more than 150 journalists and professors sent an open letter to…

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Taraji P. Henson to Host Saturday Night Live

The 'Empire' star is set to host SNL on April 11th

According to recent reports, Empire star Taraji P. Henson will host Saturday Night Live on…

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$10,000 Elevator Pitch Competition: Are You a Winning Entrepreneur?

Submit a 2-3 minute video pitch to win

Many have watched Shark Tank, where contestants pitch products and businesses in hopes of garnering…

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Evelyn Lozada Lands Reality Show on Oprah’s OWN

The Basketball Wives star is ready make her appearance on TV again

According to recent reports, Evelyn Lozada from Basketball Wives has landed a new reality show…

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Plucked CEO and Founder joins Black Enterprise for BE Smart Twitter Chat

Denisha Kuhlor talks college experiences, applications, and how to better manage your time

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On Friday, March 27, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. EST, Black Enterprise is hosting…

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Former U.S. Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. to Be Released from Prison

The Ex-US Rep spent roughly half of his sentence behind bars

According to reports, former U.S. Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. is set to be released from…

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The Resumator Founder and CEO Joins Black Enterprise for #Driven2Innovate Twitter Chat

Don Charlton talks funding, diversity in tech, and more

The Resumator founder and CEO joins Black Enterprise for #Driven2Innovate Twitter Chat.

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Tracy Morgan Crash Settlement: James McNair’s Children Get $10 Million

Family of deceased comedian to get lifetime annuity payments

Reports indicate that Jamel McNair, 26, and Denita McNair, 19, will allocate the funds via…

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State of Black America Report: Minorities See Boost in Equality, But Gap Still Exists

National Urban League tackles critical issues on jobs, education and justice

National Urban League says “the state of Black America is in crisis,” and the report…

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‘Empire’ Star Jussie Smollett Shares Thoughts on Steve Harvey’s Inspiring Work Ethic

Actor stopped by to talk about the series finale and more

Actor Jussie Smollett shares his thoughts on Steve Harvey’s work ethic, his new single, and…

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Gloria Steinem on Black Women: ‘They Invented the Feminist Movement’

Activist details her journey and how, united, women can be a powerful force

Activist and journalist Gloria Steinem shares how black women impacted the feminist movement and how…

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Starbucks and USA Today Team Up to Tackle Race

Backlash heats up via social media---with some in support and others calling it an utter nightmare

Starbucks has teamed up with USA Today to tackle racism with a new “Race Together”…

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Plus Size Athletic Wear…Finally

Sports Authority launches plus size line of clothing

Not having a bikini in a plus-size may not surprise many, but the fact that…

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FACE Africa Hosting 6th Annual WASH Gala: Instilling Clean Water Initiatives and Programs in West Africa

The event is aiming to raise $300,000 to provide residents with safe water

FACE Africa is hosting its sixth annual WASH gala, which will help provide clean water…

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The 5 Best Apple Watch Games

Here's a look at some of the coolest games you can play on your wrist

The following is a feature by Innov8tiv.com
Apple Watch is about to get rolled out and…

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SXSW 2015 is Here: Attend Interactive, Film and Music Festivals and Conferences

The extravagant festivals and conferences are being held in Austin, Texas

South by Southwest 2015 took off on Friday, March 13th and will take place through…

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ABFF Hosts Empire Season Finale Watch Event

ABFF and Empire take over Brooklyn

TV’s hottest new show “Empire” comes to an end with a two-hour season finale on…

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MSNBC Hosts Blame Hip-Hop Music for Racist Fraternity Video

Black Twitter creates viral hashtag #RapAlbumsThatCausedSlavery

Black Twitter starts viral hashtag #RapAlbumsThatCausedSlavery following the remarks by MSNBC hosts who defended SAE…

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University of Oklahoma Expels Two Students Involved in Racist Video

School's President David Boren: The school has a 'zero-tolerance policy' for racism

University of Oklahoma expels two students who were identified as leaders of the racist video…

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$7.4 Million Judgment: Robin Thicke and Pharrell Lose Case in Marvin Gaye Suit

'Blurred Lines' at center of infringement; Clifford "TI" Harris found harmless in case

A jury ruled in favor of Marvin Gaye’s family in a copyright infringement case against…

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NBA Baller with Anta Sneaker Deal Caught Wearing Jordans

Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons says competitor shoe better for his injured ankle

Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons says Nike brand Air Jordan a better fit while his ankle…

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‘The Dress’ Being Used to Fight Domestic Violence

Viral photo resurfaces to promote a greater cause

A photo of a dress went viral on the Web in February after social media…

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Why We Must Continue The Work of Selma To Remake America

Top moments on the 50th anniversary of 'Bloody Sunday'

All eyes were on Selma this weekend as tens of thousands – including President Obama…

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NBA Teams Up with ‘Lean In Together’ for Gender Equality

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's organization is helping to empower women

Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook and longtime supporter of gender equality, has recently…

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Actor Gbenga Akinnagbe Stars on New Season of The Following

The actor/activist finds success in Hollywood and gives back through his t-shirt line

Mention the TV show The Wire, and most think of the unforgettable character, Chris Partlow.…

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President and First Lady Obama to Address Educating Girls Worldwide

President and First Lady Obama continue fight for girls' education

President and First Lady Obama plan to deliver remarks tomorrow at the White House regarding increased…

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Black Enterprise Announces 50 Most Powerful Women in Corporate America

Executives will be honored today during Women of Power Summit

The February 2015 issue of Black Enterprise highlights women of color leading the charge at…

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Anthony Mason, Former New York Knicks Baller, Dies

The 48-year-old was battling with congestive heart failure

Knicks veteran is best known for helping team reach 1994 NBA Finals, with star players…

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[RECAP] Black Enterprise Hosts Social Media Week Event

The panel of tech leaders discussed the impact of mobile across different platforms

On Friday, Feb. 27 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. EST, Black Enterprise hosted the special event Activism…

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Social Media Week Lagos Connects Africa for Awareness and Innovation

Participants explore what a connected continent of 1 billion people means for the world

As Social Media Week continues globally, check out updates from Lagos, Nigeria, on “Upwardly Mobile:…

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TGIF Restaurant Sued for Race Discrimination

The suit reveals management referred to the old location as 'the ghetto store'

A TGI Fridays eatery in Manhattan is facing a lawsuit after ten black former employees…

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Entrepreneurs Summit: Kim Wales Shares How Crowdfunding Has ‘Democratized’ Getting Capital

The founder and CEO of Wales Capital talks about the key to raising funds

When it comes to crowdfunding, Kim Wales, founder and CEO of Wales Capital is set…

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U.S. Anti-Terroist Regulations Cut Money Transfers to Somalia

Somali families suffer amid U.S. regulations

A U.S. attempt to control terrorists has led to a dilemma among Somali families. “Regulations intended…

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This Day In History – Tiger Flowers Wins Middleweight Boxing Title

He was the first African American after Jack Johnson to challenge for a world title

On this day in 1926, Theodore “Tiger” Flowers became the first African American middleweight boxing…

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‘Motown 25′ Returns to TV to Close Out Black History Month

The long anticipated rebroadcast will take place on Saturday night

As we’re nearing the end of Black History Month, a very special rebroadcast will be…

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[RECAP] Innov8tiv Hosts Networking and Elevator Pitch Event for Millennial Women

Women of color had the opportunity to practice and connect with other entrepreneurs

On Tuesday Feb. 24 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. in Brooklyn, Innov8tiv hosted the event…

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HBO’s Diversity Plan for Hollywood

As sponsors of the American Black Film Festival, HBO takes the lead in creating Hollywood diversity

The second annual release of the Hollywood Diversity Report by UCLA’s Ralph J. Bunche Center…

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Byron Allen and Association Files $20 Billion Suit Against Comcast, Time Warner Cable

Al Sharpton, included in suit, says discrimination claims are 'frivolous,' and plans counter-suit

Byron Allen and the National Association of African-American Owned Media are alleging discriminatory practices against…

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This Day In History: White Supremacist John King Sentenced to Death

Justice was served on Feb. 25, 1999

On June 7, 1998, James Byrd. Jr. was murdered by three white supremacists in Jasper,…

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WATCH: Social Media Week Live Stream

Top leaders in the tech industry share their insights with us

Social Media Week 2015 is currently taking place all over the world. Bloggers, readers, editors,…

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Journalist and Diversity Champion, Dori Maynard, Passes Away at 56

Well-known journalist succumbs to lung cancer

Dori Maynard, a journalist and champion for newsroom diversity, passes away in her Oakland home…

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[VIDEO] Social Media Week 2015 Is Upon Us

Over 1 million people connect through social media to gain the info

Social Media Week 2015 has arrived and leaders in the tech world will be sharing…

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Social Media Week: Black Enterprise Hosts Event Centered on Activism in Today’s Digital Age

Join Charles Wade, Wagatwe Wanjuki and Kelly Pierre-Louis for special event

With social media activism taking rise, Black Enterprise is hosting a Social Media Week event…

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Justice Department Files No Federal Charges Against George Zimmerman in Death of Trayvon Martin

The federal department says there wasn't enough evidence for federal civil rights charges

Justice Department files no federal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman in the fatal shooting…

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The Search for America’s Next Black Comedians

Submissions are open for the American Black Film Festival’s Comedy Wings Competition sponsored by HBO

Black Enterprise and Film Life, Inc. join forces to bring the 19th annual American Black…

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Zendaya Responds to Racist Hair Comment

The singer blasted back at Giuliana Rancic for her derogatory comments on her locks

At the 2015 Oscars on Feb. 22, 18-year-old singer and Disney star Zendaya opted to…

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This Day In History: First Black Woman to Receive an M.D.

Rebecca Lee Crumpler earned her degree at a time when education for women was uncommon

Rebecca Lee Crumpler was born free in 1831 in Delaware, and was raised by her…

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First Lady Obama Celebrates Female Leaders Contributions to the Civil Rights Movement

Female panelists discuss the difference between today's civil rights movement and the one of the past

First Lady Obama host White House event that celebrates the achievements of both past and…

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Deanii Scott on WBLS’ ‘Defining Moments in Black History’

The Hot 97.1 digital producer shares her special moment with us

Deanii Scott, Hot 97‘s social media producer, shared on WBLS her defining moment in black…

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Entrepreneur’s Summit: Reginald Hudlin Confirmed to Attend

Famed writer, director, and producer will share knowledge and host ABFF buzz party

Reginald Hudlin will attend Black Enterprise’s Entrepreneur’s Summit to host An American Black Film Festival…

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Maya Angelou Honored with Forever Stamp

The beloved author, actress and poet will always be remembered

On Monday, Feb. 23, the U.S. Postal Service announced that the beloved actress and poet Maya Angelou…

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This Day In History – First African American to Become General in US Marine Corps

Frank E. Petersen is also the Marine Corps' first black three-star general

On Feb. 23, 1979, Frank E. Petersen Jr. became the first African American general in…

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Crawford Safe After NBA Record-breaking Trading Day

More than 30 players get new teams by deadline

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Rumors of LA Clipper’s guard Jamal Crawford being traded turned out to be false…

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One-Way Trip To Mars: Mars One To Establish A Permanent Human Settlement

The next giant leap for mankind is here

Mars One is a Dutch nonprofit that is planning to establish a permanent human settlement…

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Man Arrested for Bombing Near NAACP Office in Colorado

Police make arrest in connection with last month's explosion near NAACP building

Police make arrest in the NAACP bombing incident that occurred last month

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This Day In History: Charles Barkley Is Born

He is the shortest player in NBA history to lead the league in rebounding

On this day in history, February 20, 1963, legend Charles Barkley was born.

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Walmart CEO Announces Higher Wages for Employees

Entry wage will be increased to at least $9 per hour

On Thursday Feb. 19, Walmart President and CEO Doug McMillon made an exciting announcement in…

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Kanye West Talks Album, Defends Team Kardashian On The Breakfast Club

Hip-hop mogul powerhouse talked album and recent Twitter feud of ex Amber Rose

This morning, Feb. 20, Kanye West defended team Kardashian and talked about his album on…

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First African American MIT Grad to be Immortalized on Limited-Edition Stamp

Robert Robinson Taylor becomes the 38th honoree into Black Heritage Stamp Series

A pioneer and savvy intellectual, Robert Robinson Taylor will be immortalized on a limited-edition stamp.…

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Check Out Style Innovators of Color with ‘BE High Society’

Visit this special portal to read about today's stars and innovators of the future

Today’s brightest stars of style include savvy innovators who have set today’s trends, from behind…

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This Day In History: First Black Gold Medalist in Winter Olympics

Vonetta Flowers was inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in 2010

On Feb. 19, 2002, Vonetta Flowers made history by becoming the first person of African…

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Justice Department Preparing to Sue Ferguson Police

After Michael Brown's death, action is still being taken for justice

The Justice Department is looking to sue Ferguson, Missouri police department if they do not…

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Major Money Moments in Black History: 20th Century Lynchings Still Costing Blacks Millions

A breakdown of the economic legacy of terror

Many have not even scratched the surface in understanding the psychological and economic impact past…

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Starbucks CEO Holds a Series of Race Discussions with Employees

Howard Schultz travels to various cities to talk with Starbucks employees about their racial experiences

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz holds a series of open discussions about race with employees

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This Day In History: Toni Morrison Is Born

She was a past winner of the Noble Prize and Pulitizer Prize, among many others

Toni Morrison was born on Feb. 18, 1931, in Lorain, Ohio, as the second of…

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Denver Jury Grants Nearly $15 Million to Workers in Racial Discrimination Case

Black workers called "lazy, stupid Africans" by white supervisors and employees

A federal jury in Denver granted nearly $15 million to a group of warehouse workers…

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This Day In History: NFL Hall of Famer Jim Brown Was Born

One of the 'Greatest Players in NFL History' is an activist, actor and philanthropist

On this day in history, February 17, 1936, NFL Hall of Famer Jim Brown was…

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This Day in History: Frederick Douglass Elected President of Freedman Bank and Trust

Institution established to support economic stability of African Americans after Civil War

Bank was chartered by the U.S. government to guide the economic development of the newly…

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This Day In History: First Black Pro Basketball Team Established

The New York Renaissance were established Feb 13, 1923

Back in the 1920’s when people of “color” couldn’t play with “whites”, the ‘Harlem Rens’…

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Change Agent

Former political fundraiser now focuses on policies affecting LGBT people of color

After a decade as a political fundraiser for members of Congress, Aisha Moodie-Mills shifted her…

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History Making Black Republicans Honored in Washington, D.C.

Three U.S. reps were honored during an afternoon of celebration

The Republican National Committee (RNC) hosted their 3rd Annual Black Republican Trailblazer Awards luncheon in…

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ABFF Meet Ups for Film Industry Professionals Planned Nationwide

Networking events for film and TV to hit Chicago, Washington, D.C., Charlotte, Los Angeles, and Atlanta

The American Black Film Festival plans nationwide Meet Ups to connect the black film and…

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This Day in History: The NAACP Was Founded

This day 106 years ago, the largest civil rights organization was formed

We explore the history of the NAACP, as today marks its 106th year anniversary.

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Black Lives Matter: Trayvon Martin Foundation to Host Remembrance Weekend

The Trayvon Martin Foundation organize march and dinner to honor slain teen

The Trayvon Martin Foundation is scheduled to host its annual “I Am Trayvon” Peace Walk…

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{Infographic} Tips To Child Proof Your Home

Make Safe Happen provides awareness and tips for protection

Many of us consider our homes to be the safest place for our children. But…

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This Day In History: Nelson Mandela Released from Prison

Today marks the 25th anniversary of his release

Today marks the 25th anniversary of Nelson Mandela‘s release from prison, a great day in…

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[RECAP] CURLS Founder and CEO joins Black Enterprise for #BeBizCircle Twitter Chat

Mahisha Dellinger talks branding, business development, strategy and more

CURLS CEO Mahisha Dellinger offered advice via a Twitter chat with Black Enterprise Senior Editor…

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Black History Business Titan: Ernesta Procope

BE pays tribute to the first lady of real estate

When it comes to real estate, Ernesta Procope – the first female on Black Enterprise’s…

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This Day in History: First African American to Walk in Space

On Feb. 9, 1995 Bernard Harris, Jr. made history

On this day in 1995, Bernard Harris Jr. became the first African American to walk…

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Ledisi Responds to Beyonce ‘Precious Lord’ Controversy

Fans say Beyoncé stole Ledisi’s moment

Beyoncé made Grammy history last night as the most nominated female artist of all time,…

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Malia and Michelle Obama Visit Colleges in New York

Oldest Obama daughter spotted visiting NYU, Columbia and Barnard College

Malia and Michelle Obama spotted on private tours at various New York college campuses

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Beyonce Surpasses Aretha Franklin with 20th Grammy Win

Beyoncé makes Grammy history

Los Angeles shined bright last night as stars from all over gathered in the city…

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Celebrity Real Estate: 5 Fab Homes of Stars Under 30

From Kevin Durant to Rihanna, check out these amazing homes

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Being a successful homeowner, especially at a young age, is not an easy task…

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International Women’s Day: Advocacy Group Honoring Global Female Leaders

GC4W will celebrate ‘connecting for women empowerment’ on March 7

Global Connections for Women Foundation (GC4w) will celebrate International Women’s Day honoring leaders at the…

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NAACP Image Awards: Oprah Winfrey, Kerry Washington and More Set to Present

The show airs tonight on TV one, with star-studded line up

TV One has announced additional celebrity presenters for the 46th NAACP Image Awards airing tonight.

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This Day in History: Freed Black Slaves Set Sail on the ‘Mayflower of Liberia’

On Feb. 6, 1820, the Mayflower of Liberia journeyed to Africa

On Feb. 6, 1820, a group of more than 85 free men and women, former…

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NBCUniversal and ABFF Searching for Next Screen Star with Star Project

Companies collaborating to increase opportunities for black actors

NBC Universal is looking for its next superstar through the American Black Film Festival’s (ABFF)…

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Entrepreneurs Summit: Business Leader Wes Moore to Give Keynote Speech

The best-selling author, army veteran and business man is the latest ES confirmation

Business leader and military veteran Wes Moore has been confirmed to give a keynote speech…

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Comcast Celebrates Black History Month, Recognizing African American Innovators

The two-part series features past leaders and today's tech entrepreneurs

Comcast is honoring Black History Month by celebrating and recognizing various African American innovators in…

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Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum Speaks on Race and Women of Power

The 2015 Legacy Award recipient talks retirement, Trayvon Martin, and Jordan Davis

2015 Legacy Award recipient Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum laughs with excitement over attending Black Enterprise’s…

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This Day In History: ‘Home Run King’ Is Born

Baseball superstar Hank Aaron would make history as an icon of the sport

Henry Louis Aaron, nicknamed ‘Hammerin’ Hank’, was born on this day in history in 1934.

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‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Author Set to Release New Novel This Summer

Award-winning author to publish new book after a more than 50-year hiatus

“To Kill a Mockingbird” author Harper Lee is set to release a sequel to the…

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Snoop’s Son To Join Puffy’s Son on UCLA Football Team

Cordell Broadus accepts scholarship offer citing good education and NFL experience

Cordell Broadus, son Snoop Dogg announced Wednesday during National Signing Day that he is going…

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ABFF Hosts ‘Being Mary Jane’ Watch Party

The cast attended ABFF’s screening to watch the season two premiere

The American Black Film Festival kicked off its monthly Meetup series Tuesday, Feb. 3, with…

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Minority Firms Handle Apple’s Multi-Billion Dollar Debt Offering

Williams Capital and Ramirez & Co. are two of six involved companies

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Apple’s…

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Pro Golf Trailblazer Charlie Sifford Dies

President Obama Offers Condolences For First Black PGA Tour Member

Long before Tiger Woods, there was Dr. Charles “Charlie” Sifford who is credited for having…

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Black History Month: Schomburg Center Hosting Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon to Expand Information

Organizers seek to raise awareness and add to narrative of innovation on the Web

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture seeks to make information on black history and…

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Snoop Dogg’s Son Begins His Own Black History Today

Cordell Broadus makes major step toward pro football career at Signing Day

Snoop Dogg’s son Cordell Broadus is to select his college football home today and all…

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Research: Instagram Preferred Social Media Platform Among African Americans

Facebook still reigns supreme across the board in usage and popularity

Instagram has become a common part of pop culture, news and even legal matters—and it’s…

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Wendell Scott Sr. Stakes Place Among History’s Icons in NASCAR’s Hall of Fame

Family and industry leaders reflect on his legacy and a well-deserved honor

The Scott family celebrates after receiving the NASCAR Hall of Fame jacket in honor of…

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This Day in History: Rosa Parks is Born

The Civil Rights activist would be 102 today

We are now on the fourth day of Black History Month, and on this special…

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President Obama Calls for $50 Million to Restore Historic Civil Rights Sites

POTUS latest budget proposal includes funding for landmark sites

In his latest budget proposal, President Obama requests $50 million be put aside to restore…

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Charges to be Dropped Against Student Attacked by Norfolk Police Dogs

The 21-year-old received 40 stitches after the brutal incident

London Colvin, Norfolk State University student who was attacked by police dogs, is now having…

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This Day in History: First Black Student Enrolls at University of Alabama

Autherine Lucy faced riots and threats to her life, all to desegregate the university

By this day, Autherine Lucy was taking her first classes, facing tremendous challenges, as the…

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Submit Your Film to the American Black Film Festival

Be judged by a celebrity grand jury of black writers, directors, and producers

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Film submissions are open for the 19th Annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF). Taking…

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This Day in History: Ernest Just Recieves the Spingarn Medal for Strides in Science

As Black History Month is upon us, let us reflect on past leaders

Scientist Ernest Just was received with the Spingarn Medal 101 years ago today.

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Top 5 Super Bowl Blunders

Take a look at the list of the biggest goats in NFL history

Last night’s Super Bowl XLIX had Seattle fans in a panic. With the Seahawks trailing…

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Report: All 6 Death Row Inmates Exonerated in 2014 Were Black

2014 breaks record with the highest number of yearly exonerations

The National Registry of Exonerations shows that all of the exonerated inmates in 2014 who…

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Chicago A Leader in Youth Joblessness

New report shows 91% of Chicago black male teens are unemployed

A report released Friday provides shocking statistics on Chicago’s unemployment rate. A Frayed Connection: Joblessness…

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Nationwide Presents ‘Make Safe Happen’ to Reduce Preventable Accidents

On Super Bowl Sunday, millions will have access to resources to save children's lives

Join the movement and help Make Safe Happen, through the use of a new mobile…

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Tameka Raymond Presents Multicity ‘Style Theory Tour’

VH1’s Celebrity Exes cast member to offer insider tips to industry professionals

Reality TV star and fashion stylist talks hosting tour for stylists, makeup artists, and fashion…

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Top 10 Cities For African Americans

Atlanta, Raleigh, N.C., and Washington, D.C. are the top three cities

Atlanta, Raleigh, N.C., and Washington, D.C. are the top three 3 cities where African-Americans are…

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American Black Film Festival Early Bird Registration Rates Expire January 31

Save money on attending the nation’s largest gathering of black film and TV professionals

Saving money is the savvy spender’s goal, which is why Black Enterprise and Film…

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Necole Parker, LeVon Lewis and Stacey Key Confirmed for Black Enterprise’s Entrepreneurs Summit

ES continues to bring together the best and brightest of the business world

Celebrating 20 years, Black Enterprise’s 2015 Entrepreneurs Summit [ES] continues to bring together the best…

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Shake Shack Goes Public

The company is valued at $745 million

Shake Shack will begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange today. The company, which…

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Suge Knight Arrested After Deadly Crash

The rap mogul's bail is set at $2 million

Yesterday, Jan. 29, Marion ‘Suge’ Knight was arrested following a deadly car crash. According to…

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‘Friendship 9′ Conviction Overturned

After 54 years, these men will have their names cleared

Fifty-four years ago in Rock Hill, S.C., a group of nine students were convicted and…

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Lil Wayne Suing Cash Money for $51 Million

Lil Wayne and Birdman feud in legal battle

It seems as if Lil Wayne’s Twitter rants and concert announcement declaring his split from record…

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GoDaddy Pulls Controversial Puppy Commercial from the Super Bowl

The ad caused an uproar on social media

After just several hours of releasing their ad for the Super Bowl XLIX, GoDaddy.com …

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McDonald’s CEO, Don Thompson, to Retire

Thompson to step down as head of the world's largest restaurant chain

Don Thompson to step down as CEO of McDonald’s

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Hot 97 Replaces Cipha Sounds

Nessa Nitty is now the permanent afternoon host for the radio staple

After a podcast criticizing management, Hot 97 fired and replaced longtime afternoon host Cipha Sounds.

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Police Dogs Attack HBCU Student for Not Assisting Officers

A Norfolk State University student suffers open wounds

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Norfolk police reportedly allowed police dogs to attack London Colvin, an Army Reservist and Junior at…

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American Family Insurance Partners with Kevin Durant and J.J. Watt

The superstar athletes will be the new brand ambassadors

Superstar athletes Kevin Durant and J.J. Watt are new brand ambassadors.

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Steve Harvey and Coca-Cola Team Up for ‘Pay It Forward’

The program awards the next generation of African American leaders

This year, Steve Harvey and Coca-Cola are coming together to team up for the Pay…

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25 Best Jobs in America for 2015

Glassdoor releases list which include 10 in the tech industry alone

Glassdoor has recently released a new report highlighting the 25 best jobs in America in…

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Uzo Aduba Wins First SAG Award, Makes History

Uzo Aduba delivers tearful speech and makes SAG history with Viola Davis

Orange is the New Black’s Uzo Aduba wins SAG Award and makes history.

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Civil Rights Today: 15 Empowering Songs That Promote Freedom and Justice

As we're nearing Black History Month, add these hot picks to your playlist

Martin Luther King Jr.’s lives on 365 days per year. Empower yourself with this take-charge,…

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#CancelWWENetwork Trends Worldwide as Angry Fans Lash Out

After the Royal Rumble, people became outraged--and some fans say it's unwarranted

Following the Royal Rumble, WWE fans became angry and lashed out, and #CancelWWENetwork began trending…

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Expedia Buys Travelocity For $280 Million, But Will Merger Benefit Consumers?

Biggest consolidation in online travel booking space

How will the recent joining of the two companies affect travelers? Not much, analysts say.…

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Miss Universe: Top Women of Color Who Got the Crown

These females have graced the stage and held the title

As the world celebrates the new Miss Universe, take a look back at women of…

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Jamaica’s Plan To Legalize Marijuana Could Open Doors for Black Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs hope to capitalize on multimillion-dollar green rush with plan for licensing authority

Jamaican bill plans to create licensing authority for farming, distribution and sale of marijuana for…

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The Business Behind Skin Bleaching: 5 Telling Facts

On the heels of Bill Duke's 'Light Girls,' details of prevalent use come back to the forefront

Here are five quick facts you should know about the business of skin bleaching and…

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Three States Make MLK Day a Joint Holiday with Leader of the Confederate Army

States remind residents about joint holiday with signs posted on government buildings

Arkansas, Alabama and Mississippi make Martin Luther King, Jr. day a joint holiday with Confederate…

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Justice Department to Reportedly Clear Darren Wilson of Civil Rights Charges

FBI investigation reportedly finds no evidence to support charges

Justice Department to reportedly clear officer Darren Wilson of civil rights charges in the fatal…

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President Obama to Visit Selma in Honor of 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Marches

President's visit will highlight the importance of the Voting Rights Act of 1965

White House officials report that President Obama will visit Selma in honor of the 50th…

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President Obama Honored Dr. King With Day of Service

The White House takes on The Boys & Girls Club and more to honor Dr. King

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In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. National…

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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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