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RECAP: Black Enterprise Previews Sony’s Holiday Jamboree Forbes Media Sells Majority Stake To Hong Kong Investment Company Group Rob Brown Settling Discrimination Suit Against Macy’s ESPN Insinuates Drug Usage During Serena Williams Match International Day: World Remembers Nelson Mandela N.W.A.’s ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Casting Call Causes Controversy Sci-Fi Fascinations: 10 Twitter Reactions To Bungie’s Destiny Beta Unveiling 10 Twitter Reactions To Marvel Introducing A Black Captain America Microsoft To Cut 18,000 Jobs Time Warner Rebuffs Rupert Murdoch’s Takeover Bid Valerie Jarrett Honored by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Dr. Dre Allegedly Suing Chinese Counterfeiters Over Beats Headphones President Obama Responds Hilariously To Homosexual Joke Confirmed: Samuel L. Jackson Joins Cast Of ‘Tarzan’ Movie Laverne Cox Makes Emmy History: First Transgender Person Nominated Brad Pitt To Build Low-Income Homes For Native American Families [VIDEO] Tekken 7 Debuts At Evo 2014 Omega Psi Phi Raises Awareness About Domestic Violence Post Accident: Tracy Morgan Sues Walmart Ride-Sharing Startup Lyft Could Be Illegal In New York Cleveland Clothing Company Designs ‘For6iven’ T-Shirt For LeBron James Spirit Airlines Offers Free Miles to ‘Haters’ Two Drone Pilots Arrested By NYPD FIFA Suspends Nigeria From International Soccer Ray Nagin Former New Orleans Mayor Gets 10-Year Sentence Cupcake Company Crumbs Closes Down For Good Crystal Clarke Joins Cast of Star Wars: Episode VII Jay Z Wants To End Extreme Poverty By 2030 ‘Real Housewives’ Apollo Nida Sentenced to 8 Years for Fraud Studies Show Link Between Minimum Wage and Job Growth Millennials Choose Smartphones Over Deodorant Love Netflix? Get Paid To Watch It Study: Women Are More Optimistic About Economy Than Men Is There An Obama Legacy Smear Campaign? Columbus Short Involved in Another ‘Scandal’ New York’s WestView Newspaper Calls Obama the N-Word Tyler Perry Trademarks ‘What Would Jesus Do’ Birthday Girl: Malia Obama Receives a Car for Sweet 16 Twitter ‘Buy Button’ Appears On Website Fox Host Calls Single Women ‘Beyonce Voters’ Who Depend on Government 15 Twitter Reactions To Bobby Brown’s BBQ Launch Tim Howard: The Safest Hands in America Jobs Report: 288,000 Jobs Added In June Instagram To Debut First Original TV Show The 15 Realest #NiceGentrifier Tweets You Should See Target: Leave Guns at Home When Shopping, Please Former Tinder Dating App Exec Sued For Sexual Harassment BE 100s: Nation’s Most Successful Black-Owned Businesses #ThingsTimHowardCouldSave: 16 Awesome Twitter Memes Michelle Howard Becomes Navy’s First Female Four-Star Admiral #Jeremy Meeks: From Mug Shot to Modeling Contract? Cameroon World Cup Match-Fixing Scandal Heats Up Immigration Reform: 5 Things We Learned From Russell Simmons So, Donald Sterling Is Indeed Mentally Fit [PHOTOS] #Freedom50: 10 Riveting Civil Rights Moments That Inspire Jet Magazine Launches App; Shutters Magazine [VIDEO] Alex Gibney’s ‘Finding Fela’ Trailer Debuts Online [VIDEO] Have The Roots Gone Pop In New Kellogg-Themed Concert?! Supreme Court: Employers Can Refuse Contraceptive Coverage Twitter Reacts To Bobbi Kristina Disrespecting Angela Bassett 15 Most Critically Outrageous Tweets From #BETAwards Diversity: Lupita Nyong’o and Pharrell In Oscar’s New Group of Potential Voters Aaliyah Biopic: Lead Actress Drops Out First Cameroon, Then Ghana, Now Nigeria: African Teams Demand World Cup Money Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Bobby Womack Dies Redskins Trademark Stripped: What’s Next? Ikea To Raise Company Minimum Wages In U.S. Sherri Shepherd And Jenny McCarthy Leave ABC’s ‘The View’ Ghana Sends $3 Million in Cash To Avoid Player Boycott In Brazil Bitcoin Evolves Into A Disruptive Digital Currency Clifford ‘T.I.’ Harris Developing ‘Sisterhood Of Hip-Hop’ Reality TV Show Celebrity Do-Gooder: Kevin Hart Donates $50,000 to HBCU [VIDEO] Man In Blackface Impersonates Kanye In Front Of Kim Kardashian Maryland Elections: Anthony Brown Closer To Becoming First Black Governor Scandal Fashion: Kerry Washington to Launch Retail Line Library of Congress Acquires Video Archive of African American Icons Protests Arise Pegged To ‘Occupy Google’ And Net Neutrality Report: U.S. Economy Contracted 2.9% In First Quarter From The Heart: Obama Pens Op-Ed As White House Continues Fight For Working Families Washington D.C. Council Approves ‘Yoga Tax’ 10 Good Reasons LeBron James Should Stay in the East R. Kelly Addresses News of Transgender Teen Polls Open in Maryland As Brown Pushes To Be First Black Governor LeBron James Opts Out Of Contract; Countdown To Cleveland Return Imminent [RECAP] Black Enterprise Previews Walmart’s 2014 Holiday Season Ava DuVernay’s ‘Selma’ Biopic To Be Released Christmas 2014 Eviction Rates For Black Women On Par With Black Male Incarcerations ‘Central Park Five’ Settle With New York City For $40 Million Dame Dash and Cam’ron to Open New Restaurant in New York Netflix To Create Original Talk Show With Chelsea Handler BET Sues Transgender Host B. Scott For $150,000 First Look: ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Cast Revealed Actress Lupita Nyong’o Covers Vogue Twitter Reacts To Angie Martinez Leaving Hot 97 Educator Launches Initiative To Fund All-Black Boys Academy Tufts University Kicks Out Student After She Was Sexually Assaulted Report: McDonald’s America’s Least Favorite Fast Food Chain Twitter Reacts To Jaden Smith’s ‘Iron Man’ Antics Malia Obama Works on Set of Halle Berry’s Latest Project Univision Implicated In Nielsen Ratings Scandal Chicago Fights to Win Obama Library Bid Report: Paula Deen To Launch Online Subscription-Based Network The World Cup Begins! 5 Quotes that Prove Michelle Obama’s Maya Angelou Tribute is a Must Hear Legendary Entertainment and Banking Industry Mogul Don Davis Has Died New York City Mayor Campaigns for Brooklyn to Host 2016 Democratic National Convention Michelle Obama and Oprah Set to Speak at Maya Angelou’s Memorial Service RECAP: Beats By Dre Premieres ‘The Game Before The Game’ Longtime Fan Buys Whitney Houston’s ’80s Mansion Massive Makeover at UniWorld: Changes Reposition Ad Agency for Digital Age Charles Payne Lands New Show on Fox Business Network First-Daughter Malia Attends Prom: Date “Classified” Census Bureau To Include Gay Spouses President Obama Remembers Maya Angelou New Study Delivers ‘Overwhelming Evidence’ of Racial Discrimination in the Job Market Author Maya Angelou Dies at 86 NAACP: Two Thumbs up for Massachusetts’ New Early Voting Law Sen. Rockefeller: Race Clouds GOP View of President Obama Life in the ‘Fast Lanes’: How New FCC Vote Could Harm Small Businesses Reverend’s Revenge? Can Sharpton Topple Charles Rangel’s Run for 23rd Term in Office? Update: U.S. Deploys Troops to Chad in Search of Nigeria’s Missing Schoolgirls Outrage Growing as scandal at Veteran Affairs Dept. Intensifies Enforcing Public Dress Codes: Discrimination, Health Issue or Just Plain Nonsense? Cornell William Brooks Named New NAACP President The Obamas Honor Brown v. Board of Education Anniversary The New York Times Names First African-American Executive Editor Magic Sets Record Straight on Sterling in CNN, TMZ Interviews Assist King: Magic Johnson’s Countless Charitable Contributions LGBT Activist Blasts Donald Sterling’s Rant About Magic Johnson Could Anthony Brown Become Maryland’s First Black Governor? Donald Sterling Verbally Attacks Magic Johnson In New Interview Rams Pick Michael Sam, NFL Draft’s First Openly Gay Player Vanished Without a Trace: Where are Nigeria’s “276″ Missing Schoolgirls? Update: Bond No.9 Racism Charges Dropped Nigeria Schoolgirls’ Abduction: U.S. Government Weighs In Lisa Price: Carol’s Daughter ‘Still Going Strong,’ Despite Bankruptcy Filing How “Money” was the First Round of the NBA playoffs? Nothing but Net. Actress Tia Mowry-Hardrict Sues Over Tweets White House Correspondents Association Honors Shunned Pioneer Reporter $15 Minimum Wage: Seattle Putting Plan in Place for One of Highest Hourly Wages in Nation Update: Army to Review Controversial New Hair Policy that “targeted” Black Women NAACP LA Chapter President Resigns Amid Donald Sterling Scandal Report: 288,000 Jobs Added, But Jobless Rate For African-Americans Still Alarming NFL’s Top 50 Players For Licensed Products Race and Beyond: Calling Foul Against Racism in the NBA Botched Oklahoma Execution: Condemned dies after “43 minutes” Chicago Anti-Violence Leader Killed by Gunfire NBA Commissioner Bans Clippers Owner Donald Sterling for Life The Possible Punishments for Donald Sterling Should The LA Clippers’ Players Have Played Sunday?

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RECAP: Black Enterprise Previews Sony’s Holiday Jamboree

What is the company's plan after already conquering the gaming industry?

Sony held its annual holiday showcase in New York City. Check out what the company…

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Forbes Media Sells Majority Stake To Hong Kong Investment Company Group

Forbes reaches agreement with group of international investors

Forbes Media, the parent company of Forbes Magazine has reached an agreement to sell a…

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Rob Brown Settling Discrimination Suit Against Macy’s

Settlement has been reached in principle regarding alleged racial profiling

Actor Rob Brown is settling the lawsuit versus Macy’s and New York City for their…

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ESPN Insinuates Drug Usage During Serena Williams Match

Remarks spark outrage and Change.org activism

ESPN commentators have inspired a Change.org petition after accusing tennis superstar Serena Williams of being…

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On his first meeting with former South African President Nelson Mandela   "The new South Africa needs us. To be specific, if a truly, multiracial state will grow out of apartheid’s ashes, it needs contributions of African American skills and financial resources. That was the message President Mandela delivered to a gathering of prominent black American business and political leaders when he visited BLACK ENTERPRISE’s offices a year after he gained his freedom. Black America has created, sustained and grown its own businesses and sent executives to the nation’s largest corporations. South Africa needs this knowledge."

International Day: World Remembers Nelson Mandela

Black Enterprise remembers global and national treasure on first International Day since his death

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Today, July 18 marks Nelson Mandela International Day, in honor of the former…

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N.W.A.’s ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Casting Call Causes Controversy

Sheets with descriptions of women raise eyebrows and criticism

With the N.W.A. biopic currently filming, ‘Straight Outta Compton’ courted its first bit of controversy…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Sci-Fi Fascinations: 10 Twitter Reactions To Bungie’s Destiny Beta Unveiling

Next-gen offering has taken social media by storm

Bungie’s Destiny sci-fi actioner has been regarded as one of the most anticipated games in…

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10 Twitter Reactions To Marvel Introducing A Black Captain America

Comic company adding diversity to its list of accomplishments

Several years and a day after turning Thor into a woman, Sam Wilson, aka Falcon,…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Microsoft To Cut 18,000 Jobs

More than 12,000 will come from Nokia, which was acquired by Microsoft

Microsoft announced it is laying off up to 18,000 workers over the course of the…

By Patrick Austin

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Time Warner Rebuffs Rupert Murdoch’s Takeover Bid

Time Warner reportedly delivered a "terse letter rejecting the offer"

Rupert Murdoch had his $80 billion takeover bid rebuffed by Time Warner.

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Valerie Jarrett Honored by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority

Rosa L. Parks-Coretta Scott King Award

Senior Advisor to the President, Valerie Jarett, gets honored by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.…

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Dr. Dre Allegedly Suing Chinese Counterfeiters Over Beats Headphones

Hip-hop mogul believes he's losing billions to counterfeit headphones

Hip-hop mogul Dr. Dre is reportedly suing Chinese counterfeiters for billions in the selling of…

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President Obama Responds Hilariously To Homosexual Joke

Cool commander-in-chief continues to champion the LGBT community

President Obama, the coolest commander-in-chief, continues to champion the LGBT community while at a eatery…

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Confirmed: Samuel L. Jackson Joins Cast Of ‘Tarzan’ Movie

No word as to who the Oscar nominee will play

Oscar nominee Samuel L. Jackson will join the cast of David Yates’ ‘Tarzan’ movie.

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Laverne Cox Makes Emmy History: First Transgender Person Nominated

'Orange Is the New Black' breakout starlet joins most inclusive LGBT list

Laverne Cox is known for her recurring role in “Orange Is the New Black” as…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Brad Pitt To Build Low-Income Homes For Native American Families

Actor's 'Make It Right' group aiming to construct 20 homes for Sioux and Assiniboine tribes

Brad Pitt, the celebrated actor, has taken his nonprofit organization, Make It Right, to Native…

By Kevin L. Clark

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[VIDEO] Tekken 7 Debuts At Evo 2014

Gamers rejoice as highly anticipated title leaked during weekend

Katsuhiro Harada had some explaining to do when his title, Tekken 7, leaked over the…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Omega Psi Phi Raises Awareness About Domestic Violence

Death of Bianca Tanner by Kappa Alpha Psi served as inspiration

Death of Bianca Tanner by a member of Kappa Alpha Psi has spurred fellow Black…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Post Accident: Tracy Morgan Sues Walmart

Suit claims Walmart “careless and negligent in the ownership and operation of its motor vehicle"

Tracey Morgan, finally home from the hospital after fatal accident, sues Walmart after the tragedy.

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Ride-Sharing Startup Lyft Could Be Illegal In New York

Drivers caught working with the startup, could face fines, vehicle impound

Ride-sharing startup Lyft is expanding its service to New York, but the city’s Taxi &…

By Patrick Austin

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Cleveland Clothing Company Designs ‘For6iven’ T-Shirt For LeBron James

Apparel meant to showcase that James is 'forgiven' for leaving team back in 2010

Ohio’s Fresh Brewed Tees is anticipating LeBron James’ return to Cleveland by printing out t-shirts…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Spirit Airlines Offers Free Miles to ‘Haters’

'Most complained about' company in industry welcomes more grievances seeking to clean up image

“Most complained about” in the industry, Spirit Airlines welcomes more hate with new promotion offering…

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Two Drone Pilots Arrested By NYPD

Regulation concerning the use of unmanned vehicles has become more important than ever

Two men in Manhattan were arrested on Monday and charged with reckless endangerment for flying…

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Nigeria is third African team with World Cup pay issues

FIFA Suspends Nigeria From International Soccer

FIFA brings hammer down after country fires soccer committee

FIFA brings hammer down after Nigeria fires soccer committee, suspending the country from participating in…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Ray Nagin Former New Orleans Mayor Gets 10-Year Sentence

Mayor who helped New Orleans stand tall after Hurricane Katrina convicted of fraud

Ray Nagin, who stood trial in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina scandal, was convicted of…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Cupcake Company Crumbs Closes Down For Good

Largest U.S. cupcake retailer shuttered nearly 50 locations in 10 states

Crumbs, the largest U.S. cupcake retailer, has been forced to close its doors indefinitely due…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Crystal Clarke Joins Cast of Star Wars: Episode VII

Newcomer Crystal Clarke will appear in the latest movie

Crystal Clarke joins Lupita Nyong’o in the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. It’s the…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Jay Z Wants To End Extreme Poverty By 2030

Can the 'god MC' fulfill his goal?

The Roc Nation CEO aims to tap into his more philanthropic side, as Jay Z…

By Kevin L. Clark

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‘Real Housewives’ Apollo Nida Sentenced to 8 Years for Fraud

Reality TV star gets leniency from judge, avoids 30-year imprisonment

Cast member and husband of Phaedra Parks of the Real Housewives of Atlanta was sentenced…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Small Businesses Favor Minimum Wage Increase says National Poll

Studies Show Link Between Minimum Wage and Job Growth

Latest observation shows positive impact from pay increase

A recent observation conducted by Goldman Sachs proves that an increase in minimum wage can…

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Millennials Choose Smartphones Over Deodorant

Report also finds older adults ranked phones and deodorant as equal in importance

The Bank of America Trends in Consumer Mobility report finds millennials reveal they believe a…

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Love Netflix? Get Paid To Watch It

Making a living watching movies may seem like a dream job, but it's more important than you think

Netflix is offering a position where you’ll be watching movies all day while tagging the…

By Patrick Austin

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Study: Women Are More Optimistic About Economy Than Men

Female entrepreneurs also use social media more to connect with customers

In a study done by American Express, women are more likely to be optimistic about…

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U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle speak on importance of education in Florida

Is There An Obama Legacy Smear Campaign?

Obama's legacy is solid on paper, so why are critics punching holes in it?

With the heightened criticism via negative polls and recent gestures of disrespect, the question remains:…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Columbus Short Makes Plea Deal in Domestic Abuse Case

Columbus Short Involved in Another ‘Scandal’

Actor arrested recently for public intoxication

Columbus Short was arrested, once again, for an altercation in Dallas—this time for public intoxication.

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New York’s WestView Newspaper Calls Obama the N-Word

Was this race baiting at its finest?

The WestView News, a community newspaper in New York, published a piece in its July…

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Tyler Perry Trademarks ‘What Would Jesus Do’

Box-office mainstay scores a coup in owning the popular phrase

If Tyler Perry is planning to create a ‘What Would Jesus Do’ movie, he can…

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Birthday Girl: Malia Obama Receives a Car for Sweet 16

First daughter's latest gift shows signs of new driver at the White House

Malia Obama celebrates her sweet 16 in style with a brand new car for her…

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Twitter ‘Buy Button’ Appears On Website

With stocks down, can Twitter create a new source of revenue?

With stocks down, can Twitter create a new source of revenue through the advent of…

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HBO to Air Beyonce Concert Series

Fox Host Calls Single Women ‘Beyonce Voters’ Who Depend on Government

Jesse Watters also adds that these are Hillary Clinton's biggest supporters

Fox News host Jesse Watters calls single women ‘Beyonce voters’ who ‘depend on the government’…

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15 Twitter Reactions To Bobby Brown’s BBQ Launch

If you don't know, know that the Internets don't play fair.

A whole generation regarded Bobby Brown as the King of the Stage. His late wife,…

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Tim Howard: The Safest Hands in America

U.S. Goalkeeper cements legacy with 2014 World Cup performance

In the line of fire: How U.S. soccer goalie Tim Howard nearly single-handedly saved our…

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Number of Jobs Created Misses Expectations

Jobs Report: 288,000 Jobs Added In June

Jobless rate drops, but what does this mean for unemployed African Americans?

Are the unemployment numbers indicative of an economic recovery for all?

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Instagram To Debut First Original TV Show

Is this a brave new step into the future or nah?

Instagram hopes to debut ‘Artistically Challenged,’ its first original TV show, to the masses exclusively…

By Kevin L. Clark

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The 15 Realest #NiceGentrifier Tweets You Should See

Gloria Malone's keep-it-real trending topic has elicited strong responses

Gloria Malone’s keep-it-real #NiceGentrifier hashtag has been trending, so we’ve taken the 15 best tweets…

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Target: Leave Guns at Home When Shopping, Please

Gun control groups push big-box retailer to take action

The big-box retailer, Target, has succumbed to pressure from gun control groups to urge its…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Former Tinder Dating App Exec Sued For Sexual Harassment

Co-founder says Justin Mateen forced her out of the company she helped build

Popular dating app Tinder is under fire as former employee and co-founder Whitney Wolfe says…

By Patrick Austin

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BE 100s: Nation’s Most Successful Black-Owned Businesses

Check out the full list for the best of the best in auto, financial services and more

Black Enterprise ranks the most successful black-owned businesses via its 42nd annual BE 100s list.…

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#ThingsTimHowardCouldSave: 16 Awesome Twitter Memes

Is there nothing the record-breaking USA team goalie cannot save?

USA’s Tim Howard rewrote the history books with his 16 saves during their World Cup…

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Michelle Howard Becomes Navy’s First Female Four-Star Admiral

Pioneer was first black woman to serve as three-star officer in U.S. military

The Navy announced the promotion of Michelle Howard to four-star admiral, making her the first…

By Courtney Connley

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#Jeremy Meeks: From Mug Shot to Modeling Contract?

Mug shot gone viral could lead to modelling contract, reality series

What a way to get discovered. Can a mug shot really land someone a lucrative…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Cameroon World Cup Match-Fixing Scandal Heats Up

African nation investigating its own World Cup team for alleged match-fixing

Cameroon’s Soccer Federation is investigating its own World Cup team as allegations of match fixing…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Immigration Reform: 5 Things We Learned From Russell Simmons

All Def Digital CEO speaks on the future of policy and diversity in the nation

Russell Simmons, All Def Digital CEO, took to his HuffPost blog to bring awareness to…

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Donald Sterling and Shelly Sterling will go to court

So, Donald Sterling Is Indeed Mentally Fit

Neurologist says embattled owner shows signs of mild cognitive impairment (MCI)

After being examined by yet another doctor, Sterling is deemed mentally fit now

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[PHOTOS] #Freedom50: 10 Riveting Civil Rights Moments That Inspire

In commemoration of the Civil Rights Act anniversary, take a look at iconic moments of activism.

Today, July 1, marks 50 years since the enactment of the Civil Rights Act on…

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Jet Magazine Launches App; Shutters Magazine

Actress Keke Palmer inaugural cover subject. What do you think?

Legendary Jet Magazine will no longer be available in print stores. No worries, the digital…

By Kevin L. Clark

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[VIDEO] Alex Gibney’s ‘Finding Fela’ Trailer Debuts Online

Nigeria's son shines bright in this new documentary.

Oscar award winning filmmaker Alex Gibney (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room) has finally…

By Kevin L. Clark

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[VIDEO] Have The Roots Gone Pop In New Kellogg-Themed Concert?!

Their latest partnership is the tipping point for a new audience.

There was a time when fans of The Roots were the only ones interested in…

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Supreme Court: Employers Can Refuse Contraceptive Coverage

Corporations can hold religious objections to birth control

New ruling by highest U.S. court says employers can refuse healthcare coverage of contraceptives.

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Twitter Reacts To Bobbi Kristina Disrespecting Angela Bassett

Whitney Houston's baby girl had harsh words for the actress

Angela Bassett will direct the ‘Whitney Houston’ docufilm, which has made the late singer’s daughter,…

By Kevin L. Clark

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15 Most Critically Outrageous Tweets From #BETAwards

Twitter kept jokes flowing throughout the night of high points---and mishaps

Twitter came out in full force with the most outrageous and critical insights on the…

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Diversity: Lupita Nyong’o and Pharrell In Oscar’s New Group of Potential Voters

Academy cuts velvet rope to let younger, more diverse voices into voting club

Academy cuts velvet rope to let younger, more diverse voices into voting club.

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Aaliyah Biopic: Lead Actress Drops Out

Rep says it was due to production and other issues

Zendaya, who faced criticism for being chosen of the lead role of Aaliyah in planned…

By Janell Hazelwood

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First Cameroon, Then Ghana, Now Nigeria: African Teams Demand World Cup Money

Will pay issues derail Africa's soccer ambitions?

As yet another African country puts spotlight on salary demands, will payment issues derail Ghana,…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Bobby Womack Dies

Legendary producer inspired and wrote hits for bands including the Rolling Stones

Bobby Womack, producer and singer who wrote and originally recorded Rolling Stones’ first UK No.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Redskins Trademark Canceled

Redskins Trademark Stripped: What’s Next?

Is it open city for paraphernalia and sales?

Can trademarks ruling protect Redskins merchandise from counterfeiters?

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Ikea To Raise Company Minimum Wages In U.S.

Popular Swedish retailer is raising wages by 17%

Swedish furniture retailer is answering claims of economic inequality by raising the minimum wage level…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Sherri Shepherd And Jenny McCarthy Leave ABC’s ‘The View’

Who will replace her and Jenny McCarthy?

The popular ABC daytime talk show just lost two hosts: Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd.

By Kevin L. Clark

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Ghana Sends $3 Million in Cash To Avoid Player Boycott In Brazil

Ghana avoids potential player World Cup boycott by sending plane full of money

The John Dramani Mahama administration in Ghana has reportedly caved in and sent down $3…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Bitcoin Evolves Into A Disruptive Digital Currency

Are you ready to accept Bitcoins into your wallet?

For those who haven’t been keeping up with Bitcoin, here’s some information to bring you…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Clifford ‘T.I.’ Harris Developing ‘Sisterhood Of Hip-Hop’ Reality TV Show

Grand Hustle CEO going into reality TV business for himself

The Grand Hustle CEO, T.I., is going into the reality TV business for himself with…

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Celebrity Do-Gooder: Kevin Hart Donates $50,000 to HBCU

Comedian donates money to HBCU band members

Funnyman Kevin Hart visited Tom Joyner Morning Show and donated $50,000 to Texas Southern University’s…

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[VIDEO] Man In Blackface Impersonates Kanye In Front Of Kim Kardashian

KimYe has dealt with haters for a while, but blackface is a new one

A recent clip shows just how Kanye West’s then-girlfriend, Kim Kardashian, was offended by a…

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Maryland Elections: Anthony Brown Closer To Becoming First Black Governor

Lt. governor wins 'ugliest' democratic gubernatorial primary

Anthony Brown wins Democratic gubernatorial primary and will run against Larry Hogan in November for…

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Scandal Fashion: Kerry Washington to Launch Retail Line

Actress partners with The Limited to create an Olivia Pope-inspired clothing line

Kerry Washington partnered with “Scandal” costume designer, Lyn Paolo, and The Limited to bring a…

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Library of Congress Acquires Video Archive of African American Icons

Collection will document the history, culture and legacy of black Americans

The Library of Congress has acquired HistoryMakers invaluable video collection that provides extensive content on…

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Google awards grants to boost innovation

Protests Arise Pegged To ‘Occupy Google’ And Net Neutrality

Google versus Net Neutrality took an interesting turn.

Google versus Net Neutrality took an interesting turn when protesters stormed the SEO juggernaut’s office…

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Report: U.S. Economy Contracted 2.9% In First Quarter

Data 'show growth rebounding in the second quarter, with improvements in home and auto sales'

According to forecasts, the U.S. economy is ripe for a boon, as numbers suggest that…

By Kevin L. Clark

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From The Heart: Obama Pens Op-Ed As White House Continues Fight For Working Families

Obama: Top priority rebuilding economy where hard workers has the chance to get ahead

The Obama administration continues its push to amend U.S. workplace policies. (Image: File)
On June 23,…

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Washington D.C. Council Approves ‘Yoga Tax’

Getting your bikram on will now cost you if you're a business

If you enjoy your bikram yoga in Washington D.C., be prepared to fork out money…

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10 Good Reasons LeBron James Should Stay in the East

As the star baller explores his options, where will he go from here?

Will Lebron James be able to keep his talents on the much-maligned East Coast? Check…

By Kevin L. Clark

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R. Kelly Addresses News of Transgender Teen

Singer previously silent on daughter's disclosure

R. Kelly gives an obtuse answer regarding his daughter, Jaya, who recently announced herself as…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Polls Open in Maryland As Brown Pushes To Be First Black Governor

Democratic primary battle is being called costliest and ugliest in state history

Voters hit the polls in Maryland to decide party primaries.

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LeBron James Opts Out Of Contract; Countdown To Cleveland Return Imminent

Could #6 be returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers?!

Breaking news from LeBron James‘ agent, Richie Paul, as the two-time champion has declared he’ll…

By Kevin L. Clark

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[RECAP] Black Enterprise Previews Walmart’s 2014 Holiday Season

Check out what's hot in product offerings for the big-box store

Black Enterprise was welcomed by America’s largest retail store to preview Walmart’s upcoming 2014 holiday…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Ava DuVernay’s ‘Selma’ Biopic To Be Released Christmas 2014

David Oyelowo stars as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

David Oyelowo stars as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in a biopic directed by Ava…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Eviction Rates For Black Women On Par With Black Male Incarcerations

What can be done to stop this madness?!

A study conducted by the MacArtuhr Foundation reveals that while black men are still the…

By Kevin L. Clark

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‘Central Park Five’ Settle With New York City For $40 Million

"Money won't get these guys their years back," says Rev. Al Sharpton.

The five black and Latino men known as the ‘Central Park Five’ have been exonerated…

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Dame Dash and Cam’ron to Open New Restaurant in New York

Harlem entrepreneurs collaborate on venture

Dame Dash took to his Instagram to reveal details of the new restaurant that he…

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Netflix To Create Original Talk Show With Chelsea Handler

Has the shock jock revolutionized late-night talk shows?

Former late-night talk show queen Chelsea Handler is moving on to Netflix for all binge…

By Kevin L. Clark

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BET Sues Transgender Host B. Scott For $150,000

A judge previously ruled in favor of BET, and now B. Scott may have to pay

The war between B. Scott and BET has grown into a big brouhaha. Who will…

By Kevin L. Clark

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First Look: ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Cast Revealed

Introducing the World's Most Dangerous rap crew, N.W.A.

The world’s most dangerous rap crew is coming to the big screen as Dr. Dre…

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Actress Lupita Nyong’o Covers Vogue

Actress speaks about recent paparazzi coverage

Actress Lupita Nyong’o discusses her new found fame and recent paparazzi adventures.

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Twitter Reacts To Angie Martinez Leaving Hot 97

"The Voice of New York" hangs it up after an illustrious career.

UPDATE: Charlamagne Da God just announced on The Breakfast Club that radio legend Angie Martinez…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Educator Launches Initiative To Fund All-Black Boys Academy

Umar Johnson, Ph.D., aims to raise $5 million to buy St. Paul's College

Umar Johnson, Ph.D., is hoping to raise $5 million dollars to purchase St. Paul’s College…

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Tufts University Kicks Out Student After She Was Sexually Assaulted

Wagatwe Wanjuki asked to leave university after becoming vocal about her rape

Former Tufts University student comes forward about being kicked off campus after going vocal about…

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Report: McDonald’s America’s Least Favorite Fast Food Chain

The Golden Arches aren't liked that much by Americans

The Golden Arches aren’t really appreciated, as McDonald’s is voted America’s least favorite fast food…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Twitter Reacts To Jaden Smith’s ‘Iron Man’ Antics

The young Hollywood star was caught wilding out again

Jaden Smith was caught on camera wearing a cheaply made Iron Man suit.

By Kevin L. Clark

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Malia Obama Works on Set of Halle Berry’s Latest Project

Is this a sign that Malia Obama is headed to Hollywood?
According to The Wrap, the…

By Courtney Connley

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Univision Implicated In Nielsen Ratings Scandal

The largest Latino broadcast network is looking quite shady

A developing scandal involving Nielsen ratings has widened to include a Univision Communications radio executive…

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Chicago Fights to Win Obama Library Bid

5 Chicago entities submit bids to house the presidential library

The city of Chicago, where President Obama got his political start, is placing its bid…

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Report: Paula Deen To Launch Online Subscription-Based Network

TV chef and entrepreneur continues on comeback trail after using N-Word

Don’t call it a comeback. Call it a recipe for damage control.
Through her new company,…

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US vs. Portugal World Game Game, Highest Rated on ESPN

The World Cup Begins!

Billions around the world expected to tune in as Soccer's biggest tournament kicks off

Let the games begin! Ladies and gentlemen, the World Cup is upon us.
It’s fair to…

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Michelle Obama delivers tribute speech at Dr. Maya Angelou's memorial service

5 Quotes that Prove Michelle Obama’s Maya Angelou Tribute is a Must Hear

FLOTUS delivers heartwarming speech at Dr. Maya Angelou's memorial service

Michelle Obama delivers a heartfelt, must-hear tribute speech at Dr. Maya Angelou’s private memorial service

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Legendary Entertainment and Banking Industry Mogul Don Davis Has Died

Pioneering music producer and legendary entertainment and banking industry giant, Don Davis, dies at 75

Legendary entertainment and banking industry giant, Don Davis has died.
The Wilmore Agency announced that Davis…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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New York City Mayor Campaigns for Brooklyn to Host 2016 Democratic National Convention

Bill De Blasio proposes Barclays Center as site for the bid

NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio proposes Brooklyn as host for next DNC.

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Michelle Obama and Oprah Set to Speak at Maya Angelou’s Memorial Service

FLOTUS and Winfrey amongst speakers at private service

First Lady Michelle Obama and Oprah are slated to speak at Dr. Maya Angelou’s private…

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RECAP: Beats By Dre Premieres ‘The Game Before The Game’

Pegged to the upcoming World Cup, company doubles down on billionaire status

Check out highlights from the world premiere showing of Beats by Dre’s ‘The Game Before…

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Longtime Fan Buys Whitney Houston’s ’80s Mansion

Buyer pays $1.5 million to own legendary singer's digs

Fan paid $1.5 million for Whitney Houston’s former New Jersey home.

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Massive Makeover at UniWorld: Changes Reposition Ad Agency for Digital Age

One of nation's leading multicultural advertising agencies takes bold steps into digital age, changes name, launches rebranding initiative

UniWorld Group Announces Rebrand
The longest standing black-owned agency and one of the nation’s leading multicultural…

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Charles Payne Lands New Show on Fox Business Network

"Making Money with Charles Payne" to debut Monday June 2nd, First African American prime-time lead anchor on Fox Business Network

"Making Money with Charles Payne" to debut June 2nd at 6 PM ET
On Monday, June…

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First-Daughter Malia Attends Prom: Date “Classified”

Malia Obama comes of age, dresses in heels for Prom

Boy, time sure does fly. Why? Well, first daughter Malia recently attended her first prom.…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Census Bureau To Include Gay Spouses

Same-sex couples no longer to be considered unmarried partners in survey results

Same-sex couples and their families will now be part of the U.S. Census Bureau reporting.…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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President Obama Remembers Maya Angelou

Calls her "one of the brightest lights of our time"

President Obama releases statement in remembrance of Dr. Maya Angelou, calling her “one of the…

By Courtney Connley

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New Study Delivers ‘Overwhelming Evidence’ of Racial Discrimination in the Job Market

CEPR: Racial Discrimination a major feature of the labor market, black men without criminal records faring worse than recently incarcerated white men

For millions of African Americans struggling to get a foot in the door in today’s…

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Author Maya Angelou Dies at 86

Actress, composer, and Hollywood's first female black director

Maya Angelou, singer, dancer, actress, composer, and Hollywood’s first female black director, has died at…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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NAACP: Two Thumbs up for Massachusetts’ New Early Voting Law

Gov Patrick: New law expands access to the ballot, makes it easier to register and vote, makes our democracy better

A new voting bill signed into law by Massachusetts Governor, Deval Patrick is getting two…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Sen. Rockefeller: Race Clouds GOP View of President Obama

West Virginia Senator standing by Obama Race Remarks

West Virginia Senator Jay Rockefeller: Race Colors GOP view of Obama
Senator Jay Rockefeller is not…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Life in the ‘Fast Lanes’: How New FCC Vote Could Harm Small Businesses

Federal Communications Commission Vote Could Mean trouble for the "little guy"

The Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) vote last week to allow the new so-called fast lanes…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Reverend’s Revenge? Can Sharpton Topple Charles Rangel’s Run for 23rd Term in Office?

After years of a simmering political rivalry, Sharpton in prime position to take down Rangel

For the past few decades, the Rev. Al Sharpton and Democratic Representative Charles Rangel have been…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Update: U.S. Deploys Troops to Chad in Search of Nigeria’s Missing Schoolgirls

President Obama: These personnel will support intelligence, surveillance missions

#bringbackourgirls campaign rallies continue in Nigeria
The United States has deployed 80 troops to Chad to…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Outrage Growing as scandal at Veteran Affairs Dept. Intensifies

40 allegedly died as result of lengthy waiting times, allegations of falsifying records, President Obama says Behavior is "dishonorable" and "disgraceful"

President Obama speaks out on Veterans Affairs…

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Enforcing Public Dress Codes: Discrimination, Health Issue or Just Plain Nonsense?

Fashion freedom and style censorship are expanding beyond the office. Is it fair?

Cities are banning sagging pants, with a recent alleged arrest in South Carolina for the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Cornell William Brooks Named New NAACP President

Nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization announces 18th president

NAACP announces New Jersey lawyer and activist Cornell William Brooks as new president

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The Obamas Honor Brown v. Board of Education Anniversary

The president and first lady pay their respects to the historic case

President Obama signs a proclamation honoring the 60th anniversary of Brown’s decision; meanwhile, first lady…

By Courtney Connley

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The New York Times Names First African-American Executive Editor

Newspaper makes announcement that Dean Baquet will replace Jill Abramson

The New York Times announces that current managing editor Jean Baquet will take over the…

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Magic Sets Record Straight on Sterling in CNN, TMZ Interviews

"Not once, even today, has he ever apologized to me or the other minorities he offended."

Magic Johnson responds to Donald Sterling's attack
In a telephone interview with TMZ and an interview…

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Assist King: Magic Johnson’s Countless Charitable Contributions

LA Clippers owner's notion that Magic Johnson 'doesn't do anything for black people' heavily flawed

LA Clippers owner’s declaration that Earvin “Magic” Johnson does nothing for black people is heavily…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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LGBT Activist Blasts Donald Sterling’s Rant About Magic Johnson

LA Clippers owner's comments on AIDS during CNN interview draws more criticism

LA Clippers owner’s CNN interview with Anderson Cooper draws more criticism for the scandal-ridden businessman.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Washingtopn Post endorses Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown for Maryland Governor

Could Anthony Brown Become Maryland’s First Black Governor?

Maryland lieutenant governor endorsed by Washington Post

Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown endorsed for governor by Washington Post.

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Donald Sterling Verbally Attacks Magic Johnson In New Interview

Sterling: Magic Johnson not a good role model for kids, he should be ashamed of himself

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Embattled LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling took some “malicious”…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Rams Pick Michael Sam, NFL Draft’s First Openly Gay Player

News overshadowed by negative tweets about Sam kissing his boyfriend

After bated breath during the NFL draft, Michael Sam was picked up by the St.…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Vanished Without a Trace: Where are Nigeria’s “276″ Missing Schoolgirls?

Nearly a month after girls went missing still more questions than answers

#bringbackourgirls protest, Borno state, Nigeria. Courtesy: Nigerianeye.com
As we honor and pay tribute to mothers across…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Update: Bond No.9 Racism Charges Dropped

Owner: Claims so "blatantly false, insulting and personally damaging" I had to defend against them

We want to update you on a Daily News story we reported on, along…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Nigeria Schoolgirls’ Abduction: U.S. Government Weighs In

White House lends support to #BringBackOurGirls

Secretary of State John Kerry says the U.S. government will work with Nigeria to help…

By Courtney Connley

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Lisa Price: Carol’s Daughter ‘Still Going Strong,’ Despite Bankruptcy Filing

CEO asserts natural beauty brand is resilient and still in business

Carol’s Daughter stores are closing their doors, but the company is not shutting down, CEO…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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How “Money” was the First Round of the NBA playoffs? Nothing but Net.

How the NBA 2014 Playoffs First Round become must-see TV

How the NBA 2014 Playoffs First Round become must-see TV

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Actress Tia Mowry-Hardrict Sues Over Tweets

Actress says she was shortchanged for sponsored Twitter posts

“Sister, Sister” star Tia Mowry-Hardrict is suing for profits not seen for her social media…

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White House Correspondents Association Honors Shunned Pioneer Reporter

Tribute finally paid to ace black reporter barred by White House Press Corps

The White House Correspondents Association honored Harry McAlpin, the first black reporter to attend a…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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$15 Minimum Wage: Seattle Putting Plan in Place for One of Highest Hourly Wages in Nation

Critics say hike not good for economy, unemployment

Seattle mayor has announced plans to implement $15 minimum wage, one of the highest in…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Update: Army to Review Controversial New Hair Policy that “targeted” Black Women

Army ordered to review controversial new hair grooming policy

Critics complain new Army grooming policy targets black women

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NAACP LA Chapter President Resigns Amid Donald Sterling Scandal

Organization faced scrutiny after plans to award Clippers owner

NAACP’s Los Angeles chapter faced scrutiny for plans to award Donald Sterling amidst racism scandal.…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Report: 288,000 Jobs Added, But Jobless Rate For African-Americans Still Alarming

Black unemployment more than double that of white people

The BLS reported job gains in April, but for African-Americans unemployment continues to be a…

By Janell Hazelwood

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NFL’s Top 50 Players For Licensed Products

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson beats Denver Broncos' Peyton Manning as best-selling NFL player

Top NFL players for licensed product sales topped $1 billion

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Race and Beyond: Calling Foul Against Racism in the NBA

The NBA has no tolerance for racism

The NBA shows no tolerance for racism.

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Botched Oklahoma Execution: Condemned dies after “43 minutes”

Witnesses say it took Clayton Lockett more than forty minutes to die and he was left writhing in agony on the gurney, eventually dying of a heart attack.

An execution using a lethal injection in Oklahoma usually averaged about six minutes.

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Chicago Anti-Violence Leader Killed by Gunfire

Leonore Draper was killed outside of an anti-violence fundraiser

Chicago teenagers organized the anti-violence group Project Orange Tree to initiate efforts and to combat…

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NBA Commissioner Bans Clippers Owner Donald Sterling for Life

Silver slams the door on Sterling shut

The owner will be fined $2.5 million

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The Possible Punishments for Donald Sterling

Former NBA commissioner David Stern preferred to look the other way, at least as far was we know, in the hopes that Sterling wouldn't do anything major to embarrass the NBA or its financial interests

Silver will more than likely look to the “conduct detrimental to the league” clause where…

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Should The LA Clippers’ Players Have Played Sunday?

Some think a bigger stand would have been taken if the players didn't take to the court on Sunday

The league has been accused of not punishing Sterling for earlier antics that showcased his…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Radio Show ‘Café Mocha’ Partners with MadameNoire

Syndicated show that caters to African American women, Cafe Mocha, partners with MadameNoire.com to expand…

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Women of Power: The Award-Winning Legacy of Charlayne Hunter-Gault

Esteemed journalist Charlayne Hunter–Gault will receive the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit Legacy Award…

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