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LAPD Investigating ‘Scandal’ Star Columbus Short Over Alleged Bar Fight Judge Joe Brown Arrested and Thrown in Jail for Contempt of Court Tiger Woods Won’t Play Arnold Palmer Invitational President Obama Picks Michigan St. to Win it All Boston Columnist Notes Record Graduation Rates for Black Players in NCAA Men’s Basketball Stunningly Low Number of Black Students Admitted to Prestigous NYC School ’12 Years a Slave’ Doubles Box Office Sales After Oscar Win Nia Long Talks ‘The Single Moms Club’ Economy Recovering? U.S. Exports Continue to Grow San Francisco Tech Interns Earn More Than Median U.S. Household White House Screening of ‘A Trip to Bountiful’ Honors Cicely Tyson Women of Power: Preparing Young Girls For STEM Careers Civil Rights Group Calls on Florida to Retry Michael Dunn, Repeal Stand Your Ground Verizon Foundation Offers Student Entrepreneurs Prizes, Mentoring to Launch Business Ventures Detroit’s New Economic Initiative Receives More Than $33 Million Nelson Mandela’s Will Details Released Missouri Defensive Linesman; 2014 NFL Draft Prospect Michael Sam Comes Out George Zimmerman’s Celebrity Boxing Match with DMX: Canceled Lala’s New Book Makes NY Times Best Sellers List Oklahoma Speaker of the House To Run For Senate Seat Minority Youth Are More Entrepreneurial Inclined [Report] America’s Young Generation Talks Back To President Obama Maryland Home to Most Millionaire Families in USA; Tops in Black Families Queen Latifah Officiates Marriages of 34 Gay (and Straight) Couples at Grammy’s Union Membership Bounces Back Somewhat, Manufacturing Credited Lincoln Teams with Aloe Blacc to Create Interactive Music Video Experience Give1 Project to Host Inaugural Women’s Leadership Conference in Dakar Love & Hip Hop Stars Launch New Restaurant Less than One Week to File W-2 and 1099s 37th Black Heritage Stamp to Honor Shirley Chisholm Surprised? Study Shows Dark Skinned People are Viewed as Less Intelligent J.C Penney to Close Stores And Layoff 2,000 Workers Shonda Rhimes Speaks Out About DGA Diversity Award Scandal Season Cut Down By 4 Episodes Cicely Tyson to be Honored at Women of Power Awards Unwrap Chicago Campaign Hopes to Pump $100 Million Into Chicago’s Economy Nelson Mandela: A Global Hero Goes to Glory The New Yorker’s Tribute to Nelson Mandela Is Pretty Fantastic Hero for the World: The Death of Nelson Mandela [Obituary] Global Icon Nelson Mandela Dead at 95 Standing While Black? Teens Arrested in Rochester at Bus Stop Lincoln Gives Back with Mike Epps and Big Sean Henry Louis Gates, Jr. PBS Series Finale Airs Tuesday Detroit Woman Receives Racist Text From Limo Company Rev. Al Sharpton Meets with Macy’s CEO About Racial Profiling KCnext Announces “Reverse Pitch” Event in Kansas City Reverend Al Sharpton Discusses His New Book ‘The Rejected Stone’ House Republicans Off Base: Small Businesses Support Employment Non-Discrimination Act Tips for Translating Military Experience to Civilian Employment Jim Jones and Chrissy Lampkin Discuss Harlem Gentrification Shopping While Black? ‘Treme’ Star Sues Macy’s in NYC for Racial Profiling American Apparel Showcases Offensive Halloween Display Kevin Powell Launches BK [Building Knowledge] Nation City of Detroit CFO Resigns After Distasteful Trayvon Martin Comment Roland Martin to Headline News Show on NewsOne Now Red Lobster Waitress Receives $10,000 Tip After Racist Incident Former NBA Player Antonio Davis Accused of Stealing from Ex Wife’s Account Government Shutdown Hurting Business Travel and Travel Industry Vanity Fair Names ‘The Carters’ As The Number One Power Company Federal Reserve Releases New $100 Bills Humble Beginnings! Steve Harvey Reveals Homeless Past Barilla Responds To Call For Company Boycott After Traditional Family Remarks Beats By Dr Dre Gets A $500 Million Pay Day 5 Things Small Businesses Need To Know About Obamacare Exchanges BLACK ENTERPRISE Hosts Symposium on New Policies and Standards to Improve the Quality of American Public Education Magic Johnson Announces New Youth Program in Chicago The Game and Drake Donate For Ohio Family Funeral Expenses Police Chief Email Agrees “Zimmerman is Sandy Hook Waiting to Happen” Police Officer Kills Unarmed Black Man Asking for Help Mayweather vs. Canelo Fight Highest Average highest Ticket Price Among Major Sporting Events Owners Can Get Buried With Their Pets Twitter IPO Higly Anticipated In Silicon Valley Suzanne Shank Named Acting CEO of Muriel Siebert & Co. Drake Sued by Famous Jeweler Over Owl Pendant Kansas Woman Attacks Sons Kindergarden Teacher Tulsa School Changes Hairstyle Policy After Banning Girl with Dreadlocks The Game Donates Funds for 6 Year Old’s Funeral Police Chief: “I Would Not Want Zimmerman As My Neighbor” State of New Jersey Has a Startling 25% Poverty Rate Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. Sued For Non-Payment Ben Jealous to Step Down as President of NAACP Black Contractors Protest Outside San Francisco 49ers Opening Game Black Enterprise Releases Exclusive Report on African American Corporate Directors White Nickelodeon Star Endures Racial Taunts for Dating NBA Player Black Pastor Requests White Greeters for Services at Church Cleveland Kidnapper Ariel Castro Found Dead African American Vote Divided in New York Mayoral Race Historic! KKK and NAACP Leaders Meet in Wyoming Knockoff Salesman Allegedly Plotted to Kill Black and Jewish Leaders Racist Big Brother Contestant Aaryn Gries Gets Evicted White Supremacist Hopes to Build Town in North Dakota Ford Adds 1,400 Jobs to Struggling Detroit After Shifting Manufacturing from Mexico IRS Says Same-Sex Couples Can File Joint Returns Rep. Joe Walsh Wants His “Dream” For Black America to Be Realized 10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Michael Jackson US Economy Growing Faster Than Expected March On Washington 50: We Must Ring The Bell Of Economic Freedom Johnny Gill Sues Four Seasons Hotel Over Racist Attack Will Manufacturing Jobs Return to the US? 20 Things You Didn’t Know About The March on Washington Lamar Odom Returns Home to Wife Postal Service Issues March On Washington Stamp Civil Rights and LGBT Leaders Join Forces for 50th Anniversary March on Washington Events Bernice King Defends Herself Against Anti-Gay Remarks National Unemployment Rate Drops While Most States Hemorrhage Jobs US Manufacturing Industry Making a Comeback Paula Deen Race Discrimination Suit Dismissed In Harlem, NYC Mayoral Candidates Spar On Economic Growth for Minorities Obama To Honor Oprah and Gay Civil Rights Activist Bayard Rustin The Black Enterprise Education Action Guide Do People of Color Pay a ‘Respectability Tax’ With Few Options, City of Detroit Files for Bankruptcy Vibe and KFC Partner to Celebrate Dads With ‘Fresh Fathers’ Campaign 7-Eleven Celebrates 86th Birthday with Free Slurpee Drink Promotion Being a Workplace Bully Pays Off? One Study Says Yes Howard Univ. Deans Urge Dismissal of Chief Financial Officer Judge Dismisses Cases Against Elmo Puppeteer Kevin Clash Rena Price, Catalyst For Watts Riots, Dead At 97 Another One! Jermaine Dupri Owes IRS $800K Congressman Apologizes for ‘Uncle Thomas’ Tweet Aimed at Clarence ‘Selfie’ of George Zimmerman’s Attorney Goes Viral Paula Deen’s New Cookbook Canceled by Publisher NYC Mayor: City’s Minorities Are Stopped ‘Too Little’ Jesse Jackson Jr.’s Home Facing Forfeiture Young Intellectual Phenom: Two-Year-Old Joins Mensa Ranks New York City Sick Leave Law Gives Workers Relief After 19 Months, FAMU Band to March Again Paula Deen’s Diabetes Drug Deal in Jeopardy Paula Deen Calls Jesse Jackson for Help on ‘N-Word Gate’ Chick-fil-A CEO Tweets it’s a ‘Sad Day’ After DOMA Passes Obama’s Promises to Africa in Spotlight on Rare Trip Nelson Mandela: Media in Dispute Over Icon’s Condition Will.i.am Suing Pharrell for Trademark Infringement School Apologizes for Trying to Ban Afro Puffs and Twisted Braids Trayvon Martin’s Friend Testifies About Teen’s Final Moments Nelson Mandela on Life Support John L. Dotson Jr., First Black Newspaper Publisher, Dies at 76 Black Woman Set For Texas’ 500th Execution Interracial Couple Launches ‘We are the 15 Percent’ Website Witness Says Fan Called Scottie Pippen the N-Word, Spit on Him ‘Meh’: Supreme Court Punts on Affirmative Action Russia Provides Passage to ‘Whistleblower’ Edward Snowden Paula Deen Dropped By Smithfield Foods Chris Brown is Accused Of Assaulting Woman NAACP to Hold Sanford Town Hall at Start of Zimmerman Trial Brown’s Bold Bid to Become Maryland’s Next Governor Paula Deen: Angry Patrons Defending Celebrity Cook Nelson Mandela in Critical Condition Billboard: “Jay-Z’s Samsung Release Won’t Count” Afro-Latina Seeks Costa Rican Presidency

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LAPD Investigating ‘Scandal’ Star Columbus Short Over Alleged Bar Fight

The 31-year-old is best known for playing 'Harrison Wright' in the hit ABC series

Short has a history of run-ins with the law

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Judge Joe Brown Arrested and Thrown in Jail for Contempt of Court

Brown, 66, is running for public office in Shelby County

Would you vote for Judge Joe Brown?

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Tiger Woods Won’t Play Arnold Palmer Invitational

Woods says he'll work with doctors to get healthy for Augusta

The Masters Tournament is now officially in jeopardy for Tiger Woods

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President Obama Picks Michigan St. to Win it All

Obama says Spartans will win it all

Tom Izzo and the Spartans are in the spotlight

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Boston Columnist Notes Record Graduation Rates for Black Players in NCAA Men’s Basketball

Rates improve for athletes, columnist finds

Black graduation for players in the tournament is no longer March Madness.

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Stunningly Low Number of Black Students Admitted to Prestigous NYC School

Single-test rule is racially dicsriminatory, critics say

A lack of diversity at selective high schools in New York City has some critics…

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’12 Years a Slave’ Doubles Box Office Sales After Oscar Win

Are you surprised by the sharp uptick in sales?

Oscar award night was a good one for 12 Years a Slave, and the week…

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Nia Long Talks ‘The Single Moms Club’

Nia Long talks co-starring with son Massai in the film 'Single Moms Club'

Nia Long can be found in countless movies over the course of her 43 years

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Economy Recovering? U.S. Exports Continue to Grow

Products and services sold overseas supporting more jobs

Will this hold up?

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In "The Internship," Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn play Google interns. According to Glassdoor, they are the ninth-highest paying company for interns.

San Francisco Tech Interns Earn More Than Median U.S. Household

Software and services company Palantir takes the top spot, paying about $7,000 per month

Being an intern doesn’t sound so bad after all

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White House Screening of ‘A Trip to Bountiful’ Honors Cicely Tyson

Cicely Tyson honored by Michelle Obama at White House screening of 'A Trip to Bountiful'

Will you check it out?

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Women of Power: Preparing Young Girls For STEM Careers

Symposium tackles the issue of increasing the number of black women in science, technology, engineering and math related ndustries

How do we bring more young women into the field of STEM and keep them…

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Civil Rights Group Calls on Florida to Retry Michael Dunn, Repeal Stand Your Ground

Hung jury in murder trial of unarmed teen fuels debate over shoot first laws

Many complexities in the latest round of judicial decisions

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Verizon Foundation Offers CUNY Student Entrepreneurs Prizes, Mentoring to Launch Business Ventures

Verizon Foundation Offers Student Entrepreneurs Prizes, Mentoring to Launch Business Ventures

Verizon is providing a $60k grant to support this year's SmartPitch Challenge

This spring, a diverse group of young entrepreneurs from the City University of New York…

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Detroit Bankruptcy Turns Spotlight to Business Development

Detroit’s New Economic Initiative Receives More Than $33 Million

NEI awarded $76 million in grants which helped to create more than 675 companies

Working to return Detroit to its position as a global economic leader

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Nelson Mandela’s Will Details Released

The beneficiaries have been revealed

Nearly two months after his death, details of Nelson Mandela’s will have been released

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Missouri Defensive Linesman; 2014 NFL Draft Prospect Michael Sam Comes Out

Is the league ready for its first openly gay pro-football player?

The 24-year-old Sam, who just completed his senior season with the Missouri Tigers, has been…

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George Zimmerman’s Celebrity Boxing Match with DMX: Canceled

Promoter said he's missing out on million-dollar pay day

It’s off

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Lala’s New Book Makes NY Times Best Sellers List

The Love Playbook tackles relationship issues many women encounter

Last week Tuesday, Jan 28th, Lala Anthony’s book The Love Playbook went on sale

By Sasha King

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Oklahoma Speaker of the House To Run For Senate Seat

T.W Shannon to run for the remainder of Sen. Tom Coburn's term

Current speaker of the house for Oklahoma T. W. Shannon is entering the race for…

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Minority Youth Are More Entrepreneurial Inclined [Report]

Four in 10 US students plan to start a business but face few opportunities to learn necessary skills

Young people are interested in starting their own businesses more than ever

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America’s Young Generation Talks Back To President Obama

The League of Young Voters deliver their State of The Youth Address

The League empowers young people nationwide to participate in the democratic process

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Maryland Home to Most Millionaire Families in USA; Tops in Black Families

Did you know this?

The state of Maryland has the highest percentage of millionaire families and black families who…

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Queen Latifah Officiates Marriages of 34 Gay (and Straight) Couples at Grammy’s

Mass wedding ceremony performed on stage during the show

Hip-Hop diva Queen Latifah officiated the on-stage marriages of 34 couples from all walks of…

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Union Membership Bounces Back Somewhat, Manufacturing Credited

Construction and manufacturing among industries driving increases

The increase is possibly the result of an uptick in domestic manufacturing

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Lincoln Teams with Aloe Blacc to Create Interactive Music Video Experience

The video was teased during Sunday night’s Grammy Awards telecast and is available on the Lincoln YouTube channel

The collaboration with Blacc is Lincoln’s latest approach to surround cultural conversation of its vehicles…

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Give1 Project to Host Inaugural Women’s Leadership Conference in Dakar

The vision of the conference is to bring powerful, diverse women from around the world who are current and future leaders with a powerful message

The Give 1 Project will host its inaugural Women’s Leadership Conference in Dakar, Senegal March…

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Love & Hip Hop Stars Launch New Restaurant

Love & Hip Hop down time leads to restaurant launch

Reality stars know the key to making money is staying relevant and staying diversified

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Less than One Week to File W-2 and 1099s

Jan. 31 is the deadline for issuing W-2 or 1099-MISC for your small business employees

If you your business used a freelancer or subcontractor the deadline to provide wage and…

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37th Black Heritage Stamp to Honor Shirley Chisholm

US Postal Service plans unveiling Black History Month stamps on January 31st

January is quickly coming to a close and with that brings the beginning of Black…

By Sasha King

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Surprised? Study Shows Dark Skinned People are Viewed as Less Intelligent

Have you heard of "skin tone memory bias"?

Do you think that people are judged according to the color of their skin?

By Sasha King

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J.C Penney to Close Stores And Layoff 2,000 Workers

J.C Penney will close stores by May in a plan to turnaround profits.

After a year and half of struggling, J.C Penney has decided to close 3% of…

By Sasha King

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Shonda Rhimes Speaks Out About DGA Diversity Award

Scandal and Grey's Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes speaks out about the 2014 Diversity Award

Last Saturday the Director’s Guild of America held their award ceremony

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Scandal Season Cut Down By 4 Episodes

Kerry Washington's pregnancy makes it hard for Olivia Pope to strut

Did you catch the finale?

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Cicely Tyson to be Honored at Women of Power Awards

Black Enterprise to present its highest recognition of women's achievement at the 2014 Women of Power Summit in Boca Raton, Fla

Black Enterprise will present the Legacy Awards, its highest recognition of women’s achievement, at the…

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Local First Chicago Launches 2013 Unwrap Chicago Campaign

Unwrap Chicago Campaign Hopes to Pump $100 Million Into Chicago’s Economy

Shopping at local businesses could pump more than $100 million into Chicago's economy

Local First is launching a year-long program called Eat, Drink & Buy Local 365 to…

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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."

Nelson Mandela: A Global Hero Goes to Glory

Earl G. Graves, Sr., the Founder and Publisher of BlackEnterprise talks the legacy of Mandela

Nelson Mandela left this mortal plane on Dec. 5, 2013, 22 years almost to the…

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The New Yorker’s Tribute to Nelson Mandela Is Pretty Fantastic

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Image was released Thursday night via Twitter.

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Hero for the World: The Death of Nelson Mandela [Obituary]

Mandela was revered as the father of the "Rainbow Nation"

Obama said he was especially impressed by Mandela’s efforts to reconcile blacks and whites during…

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Global Icon Nelson Mandela Dead at 95

Mandela had been battling various illnesses

A hero for the world

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Standing While Black? Teens Arrested in Rochester at Bus Stop

Three teenage students were arrested while waiting for a bus to a scrimmage game

Three students in Rochester, NY were arrested the day before Thanksgiving for standing in front…

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Lincoln Gives Back with Mike Epps and Big Sean

The annual charity event distributed more than 600 turkeys, 100 hams and other holiday dinner items to Detroit residents

Lincoln Motor Company teamed with some of the biggest names in the worlds of sports…

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Henry Louis Gates, Jr. PBS Series Finale Airs Tuesday

The last episode of "African Americans: Many Rivers To Cross" covers 1968-2013.

The series finale will detail the African American journey from 1968-2013

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Detroit Woman Receives Racist Text From Limo Company

Text message insulted black people

Has this ever happened to you?

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Rev. Al Sharpton Meets with Macy’s CEO About Racial Profiling

NAN and Rev. Al Sharpton meet with Macy's CEO to discuss racial profiling prevention

Sharpton stands up for those profiled while shopping

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KCnext Announces "Reverse Pitch" Event in Kansas City

KCnext Announces “Reverse Pitch” Event in Kansas City

Google selected the Kansas City metro area for the roll-out of its Google Fiber service

Home to 2.5 million people, the Kansas City region offers the benefits of more than…

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Reverend Al Sharpton Discusses His New Book ‘The Rejected Stone’

Are you going to pick up a copy?

The book, published by Cash Money Content, is his first in over a decade

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House Republicans Off Base: Small Businesses Support Employment Non-Discrimination Act

Business owners believe nondiscrimination policies boost bottom lines

Senior House Republican aides say the bill is unlikely to come up in the chamber…

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Tips for Translating Military Experience to Civilian Employment

3 steps veterans can take to translate their military experience to civilian employment

In honor of Veterans Day, the Real Warriors Campaign offers advice for how to translate…

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Jim Jones and Chrissy Lampkin Discuss Harlem Gentrification

Jim Jones and Chrissy Lampkin discuss how gentrification has changed Harlem

Gentrification can be messy for the people that are displaced

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Shopping While Black? ‘Treme’ Star Sues Macy’s in NYC for Racial Profiling

Rob Brown was arrested in Macy's after purchasing a Movado watch for his mother birthday

Have you been racially profiled entering a store?

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American Apparel Showcases Offensive Halloween Display

Ebony.com writer discusses her feelings on the American Apparel Halloween display

Did you ever see the display?

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Kevin Powell Launches BK [Building Knowledge] Nation

Activist Kevin Powell launches BK (Building Knowledge) Nation

The activist and author continues to give back

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City of Detroit CFO Resigns After Distasteful Trayvon Martin Comment

Jim Bonsall, the former CFO of Detroit, resigned amidst an investigation into distasteful comments referring to Trayvon Martin.

Detroit CFO, Jim Bonsall was reported asking “if he could shoot someone in a hoodie”

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Roland Martin to Headline News Show on NewsOne Now

TV One introduces a news show to their lineup

The show entitled ‘NewsOne Now’ will cover news that affects the African American community

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Red Lobster Waitress Receives $10,000 Tip After Racist Incident

A racial slur left on a receipt, leads to a job suspension and then a $10,000 tip

Who said racism still isn’t an issue?

By Sasha King

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Former NBA Player Antonio Davis Accused of Stealing from Ex Wife’s Account

Kendra Rae Davis accuses her soon to be ex-husband of stealing from their joint account

Former Chicago Bulls player Antonio Davis is getting divorced from his wife of 19 years

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Government Shutdown Hurting Business Travel and Travel Industry

Roughly 40 percent of respondents say the shutdown has impacted them

The government shutdown is severely impacting the $273 billion dollar business travel industry, creating uncertainty…

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Vanity Fair Names ‘The Carters’ As The Number One Power Company

Jay Z and Beyonce the most powerful couple

Jay Z and Beyonce have been known as an “it” couple for quite some time

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Federal Reserve Releases New $100 Bills

The Federal Reserve releases new $100 bills.

The new $100 dollar bill has made its way into circulation in an attempt by…

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Humble Beginnings! Steve Harvey Reveals Homeless Past

Our favorite comedian once hit rock bottom

Even the humblest of beginnings can have a great outcome

By Sasha King

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Barilla Responds To Call For Company Boycott After Traditional Family Remarks

Italian pasta maker apologies for hurtful same-sex couples comments

Should he apologize?

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Beats By Dr Dre Gets A $500 Million Pay Day

Private equity firm the Carlyle Group has invested a minority stake in the rap mogul’s audio company

Beats Electronics, which makes colorful, pricey headphones branded by rapper and hip-hop mogul Dr Dre,…

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5 Things Small Businesses Need To Know About Obamacare Exchanges

Healthcare marketplaces open to self-employed and micro businesses

Here’s a tip sheet for small businesses on Obamacare

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BLACK ENTERPRISE Hosts Symposium on New Policies and Standards to Improve the Quality of American Public Education

“Today’s Business Crisis: Educating Tomorrow’s Workforce” brings together business leaders, educators and policy makers to Washington, D.C., during the CBC's Annual Legislative Weekend

Black Enterprise, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, presents “Today’s Business Crisis:…

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Magic Johnson Announces New Youth Program in Chicago

Johnson is battling the issue of dropouts in low income areas.

Johnson continues to spread his influence across many areas

By Sasha King

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The Game and Drake Donate For Ohio Family Funeral Expenses

A tragic incident brings donations from hip-hop artists

The Game is taking his Robin Hood project very seriously

By Sasha King

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Police Chief Email Agrees “Zimmerman is Sandy Hook Waiting to Happen”

The Lake Mary Police Chief addresses the concerns of a citizen about Zimmerman's volatile nature.

The Police Chief in Lake Mary, Flordia where George Zimmerman currently resides is not a…

By Sasha King

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Police Officer Kills Unarmed Black Man Asking for Help

Officer used excessive force and did not have a reason to discharge his weapon.

Jonathan Ferrell was only seeking help for an accident before he was killed.

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Canelo Alvarez will square off Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Mayweather vs. Canelo Fight Highest Average highest Ticket Price Among Major Sporting Events

Last three Super Bowls only events to surpass the bout in sales

Seat Geek, an online event ticket search engine, reported to SBNation that the average ticket…

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Owners Can Get Buried With Their Pets

The state of New York okays allowing pet cemeteries to accept cremated human remains

A new regulation unveiled by the state of New York this month would allow pet…

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Twitter IPO Higly Anticipated In Silicon Valley

An initial public offering for the social network giant is the biggest news since Facebook went public

In fewer than 140 characters, Twitter Inc. tweeted that it has filed confidential paperwork to…

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Suzanne Shank Named Acting CEO of Muriel Siebert & Co.

Board taps Wall Street veteran to head major investment banking institution

While this is a milestone for African American women in finance, Shank points out that…

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Drake Sued by Famous Jeweler Over Owl Pendant

Drake sued over replication owl pendant.

Drake is being sued by the jeweler Baden Baden Inc for making replications of his…

By Sasha King

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Kansas Woman Attacks Sons Kindergarden Teacher

After her child accuses his teacher of scratching him, Simone Baker, allegedly assaults the teacher.

Baker called the principal of the school to let him know that she was on…

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Tulsa School Changes Hairstyle Policy After Banning Girl with Dreadlocks

The hairstyle policy has been amended to cover only personal hygiene.

Tiana Parker’s parents decided to move her to a new school because her hairstyle, dreadlocks,…

By Sasha King

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The Game Donates Funds for 6 Year Old’s Funeral

After hearing the heartbreaking story of Tiana Ricks death, The Game was motivated to donate funds for her funeral expenses.

Tiana Ricks didn’t know that she had been shot.

By Sasha King

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Police Chief: “I Would Not Want Zimmerman As My Neighbor”

Bracknell says, "You'd think he'd get the heck out of Dodge."

George Zimmerman made headlines yesterday with news that he was arrested.

By Sasha King

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State of New Jersey Has a Startling 25% Poverty Rate

State had an increase in the impoverished due to 2009 economic crisis.

A study conducted by the Legal Services of New Jersey Poverty Research Institute shows that…

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Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. Sued For Non-Payment

'Money' Mayweather gets sued over Game 7 tickets.

Court-side tickets to any major game or event will always cost big bucks, and…

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Benjamin Jealous announced Sunday he is stepping down from his post as president of the NAACP.

Ben Jealous to Step Down as President of NAACP

Youngest leader in organization's history steps down after five years

Ben Jealous, 40, will step down from his post at the nation’s largest civil rights…

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Black Contractors Protest Outside San Francisco 49ers Opening Game

Business and civil rights organizations to draw attention to lack of minority contractors used on the team's new stadium

Levi Strauss has also come under attack by protestors.

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Black Enterprise Releases Exclusive Report on African American Corporate Directors

BLACK ENTERPRISE’s report spotlights prominent African American director

The media company identifies 177 African American directors at S&P 500 companies and reveals 75…

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White Nickelodeon Star Endures Racial Taunts for Dating NBA Player

Instagram crush leads to real life love.

Basketball player Andre Drummond has found love and it all started on Instagram.

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Black Pastor Requests White Greeters for Services at Church

Is the Pastor losing it?

What do you think of this?

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Cleveland Kidnapper Ariel Castro Found Dead

Ariel Castro was found dead in his cell in what is believed to be a suicide.

The convicted kidnapper and rapist, Ariel Castro, was found dead in his cell Tuesday night…

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African American Vote Divided in New York Mayoral Race

De Blasio is frontrunner amongst blacks

With the third term of Mayor Bloomberg swiftly coming to an end a race is…

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Historic! KKK and NAACP Leaders Meet in Wyoming

NAACP and KKK meet to discuss violence in Wyoming.

This past Saturday, leaders of the branches of the KKK and NAACP met in Casper,…

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Knockoff Salesman Allegedly Plotted to Kill Black and Jewish Leaders

Richard Schmidt plead guilty to counterfeiting and federal gun charges.

An Ohio man, Richard Schmidt, who was under investigation for selling fake sports memorabilia was…

By Sasha King

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Racist Big Brother Contestant Aaryn Gries Gets Evicted

Gries claims that although she made racist comments she is in fact not a racist.

The CBS reality game show Big Brother evicted Aaryn Gries on the Thursday night show.…

By Sasha King

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White Supremacist Hopes to Build Town in North Dakota

Neo-nazi Craig Cobb hopes to get enough white supremacists to his settlement.

A community in North Dakota is rallying together to prevent one of their neighbors from…

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Alan Mulally, Ford President and CEO, celebrates with team members during the Fusion Job One event at Flat Rock Assembly Plant.

Ford Adds 1,400 Jobs to Struggling Detroit After Shifting Manufacturing from Mexico

Move adds 1,400 jobs to Motor City metro area

The automaker invested $555 million into the Flat Rock Assembly Plant, adding added a state-of-the-art,…

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IRS Says Same-Sex Couples Can File Joint Returns

Treasury Department to treat legally married gay and lesbian couples the same as other spouses no matter where they reside

The new IRS ruling creates some complications for the 24 states that do not recognize…

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Rep. Joe Walsh Wants His “Dream” For Black America to Be Realized

Walsh punctuates his speech with an emphasis on the black family.

Not everyone was pleased by the strides that Black America has made in the 50…

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10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Michael Jackson

Did you know this about the King of Pop?

The “King of Pop”, Michael Jackson, would have been 54 today

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US Economy Growing Faster Than Expected

While not entirely positive, signs are pointing towards continued recovery

The economic outlook continues to be a mostly positive, albeit not entirely. Americans filing applications…

By Alan Hughes

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March On Washington 50: We Must Ring The Bell Of Economic Freedom

At the ceremony, President Obama shared names of casualties of foot soldiers on the front lines of the movement.

The speakers at “Let Freedom Ring Commemoration and Call To Action” used the event…

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Johnny Gill Sues Four Seasons Hotel Over Racist Attack

Do you question Johnny because he's filing suit two years later?

White man allegedly assaulted and insulted Gill

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Will Manufacturing Jobs Return to the US?

Higher wages, energy prices overseas could increase American exports

By 2020, higher US exports, combined with production work that will likely be “reshored” from…

By Alan Hughes

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20 Things You Didn’t Know About The March on Washington

20 historical facts that are not so common.

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the historic march

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Lamar Odom Returns Home to Wife

Lamar Odom returns to Khole after speculation about separation

Odom has reportedly been taking hard drugs

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Postal Service Issues March On Washington Stamp

Postage commemorates demonstrators on National Mall for 1963 March on Washington for jobs and freedom

The 1963 March on Washington limited-edition Forever commemorates the 50th anniversary of the historic milestone.

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Civil Rights and LGBT Leaders Join Forces for 50th Anniversary March on Washington Events

Jobs, immigration reform, voting rights, and LGBT equality are top priorities

Will you be there in support?

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Bernice King Defends Herself Against Anti-Gay Remarks

MLK’s youngest child struggles with separation of church and state

Bernice King, daughter of Martin Luther King, defends herself after making Anti Gay comments

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Number of People seeking Unemployment drops to 2008 levels

National Unemployment Rate Drops While Most States Hemorrhage Jobs

The jobless numbers in 28 states worsened.

States continue to struggle.

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US Manufacturing Industry Making a Comeback

Research shows pick-up in American factories

Major US manufacturers are reporting opening or expanding US operations in what could help ease…

By Alan Hughes

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Paula Deen Race Discrimination Suit Dismissed

Southern culinary cook off the hook as a judge rules white staffer cannot sue over racial discrimination against black coworkers

Race discrimination claims and a lawsuit filed by a former Savannah restaurant employee against Paula…

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Don Peebles spoke before a gathering at a economic forum for New York City's mayoral candidates Tuesday.

In Harlem, NYC Mayoral Candidates Spar On Economic Growth for Minorities

Candidates detail economic plans, articulate challenges of minority businesses

Made up of some of New York’s most powerful minority firms and entrepreneurs, the newly-formed…

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Obama To Honor Oprah and Gay Civil Rights Activist Bayard Rustin

Four African Americans among 16 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom

President Barack Obama will award 16 recipients with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, of which…

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What Common Core means for black families

How to help your child prepare for the new Common Core State Standards

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Do People of Color Pay a ‘Respectability Tax’

Author Noel King of Marketplace discusses the price people of color must pay to be accepted in America

“Respectability tax” is a term we invented. It refers to the extra lengths that some…

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Detroit Bankruptcy Turns Spotlight to Business Development

With Few Options, City of Detroit Files for Bankruptcy

City is largest municipality to file

Detroit’s 16-page petition was filed in its U.S. Bankruptcy Court

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Vibe and KFC Partner to Celebrate Dads With ‘Fresh Fathers’ Campaign

KFC and VIBE magazine developed a custom video series celebrating famous fathers.

Dad’s are so important to every child’s life.

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7-Eleven Celebrates 86th Birthday with Free Small Slurpee Drinks

7-Eleven Celebrates 86th Birthday with Free Slurpee Drink Promotion

Customers can get a free 12 ounce Slurpee today at participating stores

7-Eleven has celebrated its birthday on July 11 for decades, but it wasn’t until 2002…

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Being a Workplace Bully Pays Off? One Study Says Yes

Bullies get more benefits than reprimands by supervisors

Reports say new study shows that workplace bullies are seeing more benefits than reprimands in…

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Howard Univ. Deans Urge Dismissal of Chief Financial Officer

Academic deans and university president at odds on financial direction of the school

Academic deans say CFO needs to go

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Judge Dismisses Cases Against Elmo Puppeteer Kevin Clash

Judge says the men waited too long to bring suit

Kevin Clash doesn’t have to face trial for sexual abuse

By Makkada B. Selah

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Rena Price, Catalyst For Watts Riots, Dead At 97

Martin Luther King Jr. blamed the riots on "general despair" over conditions for blacks in the area

Race- and class-related violence resulted in 34 deaths, thousands wounded and nearly $100 million in…

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Another One! Jermaine Dupri Owes IRS $800K

Jermaine Dupri has had a number of financial challenges the last few years

Dupri served with a new federal tax bill

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Congressman Apologizes for ‘Uncle Thomas’ Tweet Aimed at Clarence

Democratic congressman deleted the Tweet

Congressman from Minnesota calls Justice Clarence Thomas an ‘Uncle Tom’

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‘Selfie’ of George Zimmerman’s Attorney Goes Viral

Zimmerman defense team confirmed that the photo was of West

Bizarre and inappropriate photo of Zimmerman’s attorney surfaces

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Paula Deen’s New Cookbook Canceled by Publisher

Wal-Mart, Target, and Home Depot are just a few of the companies that have cut ties with Paula Deen

Embattled celebrity chef Paula Deen loses book deal

By Makkada B. Selah

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NYC Mayor: City’s Minorities Are Stopped ‘Too Little’

Critics push back on three-term mayor's "irresponsible rhetoric"

A spokesperson for Michael Bloomberg says critics are “fabricating outrage over an absolutely accurate comment.”

By Aaron Morrison

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Jesse Jackson Jr.’s Home Facing Forfeiture

Both homes owned by the former congressman could be taken away

Motion to seize homes filed days before former congressman and his wife will be sentenced…

By Aaron Morrison

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Young Intellectual Phenom: Two-Year-Old Joins Mensa Ranks

Toddler can read Shakespeare and speak three languages

Adam Kirby can do many things at the tender age of two that many of…

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New York City Sick Leave Law Gives Workers Relief

New law could have impact on decisions of other states, cities

A new law passed by New York City requires business owners and companies to provide…

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After 19 Months, FAMU Band to March Again

Interim president did not say when the first return performance will happen

The school’s interim president says a zero-tolerance hazing policy will prevent the circumstance surrounding drum…

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Paula Deen’s Diabetes Drug Deal in Jeopardy

Drug company joins Target, Home Depot and Wal-Mart in distancing themselves from the celebrity cook

The former Food Network personality was paid $6 million for a two-year contract to promote…

By Aaron Morrison

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Paula Deen Calls Jesse Jackson for Help on ‘N-Word Gate’

Rev. Jackson says Paula Deen can be 'redeemed'

In an attempt to save her brand, Deen calls Rev. Jesse Jackson

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Chick-fil-A CEO Tweets it’s a ‘Sad Day’ After DOMA Passes

Chick-fil-A has donated more than $5 million to anti-gay Christian groups

Chick-Fil-A president tweets, then deletes his opinion on DOMA

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Obama’s Promises to Africa in Spotlight on Rare Trip

President has final term in office to establish legacy on the continent

For a second time, the president skips a visit to his father’s birthplace of Kenya.

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Nelson Mandela: Media in Dispute Over Icon’s Condition

Officially, the South African icon remains hospitalized in critical condition

Spokesman for the South African presidency says journalists have been unethical and wrong in their…

By Aaron Morrison

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Will.i.am Suing Pharrell for Trademark Infringement

Trouble over the I Am versus i am OTHER moniker

Should Will.i.am have discussed his beef with Pharrell before taking legal action?

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School Apologizes for Trying to Ban Afro Puffs and Twisted Braids

School's new dress code had stated: 'Afro-puffs and small twisted braids, with or without rubber bands are NOT permitted'

School apologizes for dress code perceived as racist

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Trayvon Martin’s Friend Testifies About Teen’s Final Moments

Young woman testifies hearing Trayvon saying "Get off. Get off," before the phone went dead

A star witness for the prosecution takes the stand

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Nelson Mandela on Life Support

94-year-old South African statesman under close observation

Mandela’s condition has worsened

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John L. Dotson Jr., First Black Newspaper Publisher, Dies at 76

Dotson spoke openly about the pressures on African-American executives in a mostly white publishing industry

Prominent journalist led Ohio newspaper to a Pulitzer Prize for its series on race relations.

By Aaron Morrison

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Black Woman Set For Texas’ 500th Execution

Woman was sentenced to death for the 1997 robbery and fatal stabbing of a retired professor

If it goes as planned, Kimberly McCarthy becomes the first woman put to death in…

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Interracial Couple Launches ‘We are the 15 Percent’ Website

Site was built in response to a Cheerios ad

Interracial couple creates online community for other mixed race families

By Makkada B. Selah

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Witness Says Fan Called Scottie Pippen the N-Word, Spit on Him

Sources say the fan was intoxicated

Police investigate an altercation involving Scottie Pippen

By Makkada B. Selah

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‘Meh’: Supreme Court Punts on Affirmative Action

Driving force behind challenge to race-based admissions says ruling will restore colorblind principles

With both sides claiming victory, blockbuster case is sent back to the lower court.

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Russia Provides Passage to ‘Whistleblower’ Edward Snowden

Russia does not have an extradition treaty with the U.S.

Edward Snowden is still at-large

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Paula Deen Dropped By Smithfield Foods

Smithfield Foods operates world's largest slaughterhouse and meat processing plant in Tar Heel, North Carolina

Meat processor Smithfield Foods cuts ties with Paula Deen

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Chris Brown is Accused Of Assaulting Woman

A rep for the singer denies the allegations

Why can’t Chris stay out of trouble?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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NAACP to Hold Sanford Town Hall at Start of Zimmerman Trial

The George Zimmerman Trial is one of the biggest trials in Sanford's history

The NAACP will hold a town meeting offering Sanford community support

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Brown’s Bold Bid to Become Maryland’s Next Governor

The following excerpts are from an exclusive interview with BLACK ENTERPRISE Editor-in-Chief Derek T. Dingle

His campaign to become the first black to run the statehouse seeks advanced education, minority…

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Paula Deen: Angry Patrons Defending Celebrity Cook

A brow-raising video resurfaces, showing Deen discussing race relations in the south

Black and white fans of the now former Food Network personality believe Deen isn’t racist…

By Aaron Morrison

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Nelson Mandela in Critical Condition

Nelson Mandela has been hospitalized since June 8

Doctors say the African statesman’s condition has deteriorated

By Makkada B. Selah

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Billboard: “Jay-Z’s Samsung Release Won’t Count”

Under promotional deal, rapper's album is technically already platinum

Rules stipulate bulk album sales that are given away for free aren’t counted in total…

By Aaron Morrison

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Afro-Latina Seeks Costa Rican Presidency

Barr would be the first Afro-Latina to serve as president of a country

Black Costa Rican woman running for president

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Women of Power: 10 Entrepreneurs at the Top of Their Game

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Women of Power: Top 10 Leaders in the Fashion Industry

As New York Fashion Week continues, we’ve rounded up 10 power women of color in…

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