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Lt. Gen. Nadja West Becomes First Black Female Three-Star General

Military pioneer continues to break diversity barriers in higher ranks

Lt. Gen Nadja West will be honored February 10, 2016 in an official ceremony formalizing…

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$1.8 Billion: President Obama Requesting Funding to Combat Zika Virus

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention put emergency operations center on a 'Level 1' alert

President Obama will request approval for $1.8 billion in emergency funding to combat the Zika…

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Civil Rights Group Recognizes Emerging Leaders Dedicated to Eliminating HIV/AIDS

This year’s theme is 'I Am My Brother’s and Sister’s Keeper: Fight HIV/AIDS.'

The National Black Justice Coalition, a civil rights ground dedicated to ending homophobia and racism,…

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Earth Wind & Fire Vocalist Philip Bailey Performing LIVE at Wall Street Project Summit

Attendees will be entertained by the R&B legend with the four-octave vocal range

Bailey, part of legendary R&B Group Earth Wind & Fire is a seven-time Grammy Award…

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Black History Month: 5 International Landmark Locales That Commemorate Our Story

Add these destinations to your next trip for a bit of knowledge and reflection

Roots tourism has gained traction among African American travelers looking to add a bit of…

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Gain Access to Opportunity at Wall Street Project Economic Summit

The Rainbow Push Coalition combats financial industry inequalities with 19th annual summit

On Tuesday, February 16 – Thursday, February 18th the Rainbow PUSH Coalition will host the…

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Black History at Home and Abroad: 13 Leaders Whose Impact Went Global

These historymakers have crossed borders, expanded their reach and legacies

February marks the celebration of Black History Month in the U.S. and Canada. These global…

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Under Armour Announces Global Partnership With Dwayne Johnson

Deal includes actor-inspired apparel and the star's involvement in brand's philanthropy

Under Armour announced a global partnership with the dynamic actor, producer and global superstar Dwayne…

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Black-Owned Media Company Access 1 Communications Sells Nine Stations

Stations in Louisiana and Texas get new ownership

Alpha Media of Portland, Oregon, announced they have closed the purchase of Access 1 Communications…

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Sen. Rubio Is Really Upset About President Obama’s Mosque Visit

The GOP presidential candidate criticized President Obama's first mosque visit as "pitting people against each other"

On Wednesday, President Obama journeyed to the Islamic Society of Baltimore, one of the country’s…

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Black Lives Matter Activist Running For Mayor of Baltimore

DeRay Mckesson becomes final candidate to join mayoral primary

Becoming the 13th and final candidate to jump into the primary race, Mckesson comes to…

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[WATCH] Fox News Guest Sparks Outrage With Commentary On Blacks and Republicans

Crystal Wright says party shouldn't 'bother' trying to rally support of blacks in presidential race

Fox News recently explored the importance of the black vote on with a very controversial…

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NBA2K Sued For Using Players’ Tattoos Without Permission

Tattoos include butterflies on Kobe Bryant's arm and designs on LeBron James' forearms

On February 1, tattoo company Solid Oak Sketches filed a lawsuit against Take-Two Interactive and…

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Study: Global Skills Gap Widening Among Minority Youths

Math and reading proficiencies are at devastating lows in urban areas based on test scores

Research by the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C., details how many students meet…

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Social Media Week Returns to Lagos, Nigeria

12 cities participate in global conference

Social Media Week (SMW) Lagos produced by AFRIKA21 and Dragon Africa returns to Lagos, Nigeria,…

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Young Leader in Journalism and NABJ Champion Michael Feeney Dead at 32

He was set to start a new dream job at CNN before being hospitalized

Michael J. Feeney, a leading young journalist and president of the New York Association of…

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SAG Awards: Diversity is All the Buzz

During the toast, actor Idris Elba announced, "Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to diverse TV."

While the casts of ‘Spotlight’ and ‘Downton Abbey’ won the top awards, the topic of…

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President Obama Expands Efforts to Close Pay Gap, Calls For Salary Release

Companies with 100 or more employees to send salary information to federal government

On the 7th anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Act, President Obama announces new regulations that…

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T.D. Jakes Introduces Expanded Interactive Bible App

More than 10,000 users have already downloaded/updated the app with new features

Pastor, entrepreneur and best-selling author T.D. Jakes has partnered with Inspired Properties to introduce the…

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FCC and Charter Face $10 Billion Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

Suit alleges civil rights violations and calls Charter CEO 'a blatant racist'

FCC and Charter Communications are being sued for $10 billion in federal court by Byron…

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

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

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