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United Nations Announces 2016 Theme for International Women’s Day

The 2016 theme for International Women's Day is 'Step It Up for Gender Equality'

The 2016 theme for International Women’s Day is ‘Step It Up for Gender Equality.’

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Activist Van Jones Joins Artists For Bus Tour Leading Crisis Response In Flint

City tour to address issues around children, jobs, and environmental racism

City tour to address issues around children, jobs, and environmental racism, will now be led…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Melissa Harris-Perry and MSNBC Set Parting Ways Amid Public Dispute

TV journalist's contract is still active but she won't be the host of her namesake program

MSNBC has confirmed it is parting ways with TV journalist Melissa Harris-Perry amid public dispute…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Top 10 Most Outrageous Chris Rock Oscar Moments

How Rock respectably made the whitest award show the blackest

BlackEnterprise.com compiled a few of the most memorable Chris Rock quotables from his appearance for…

By Safon Floyd

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Ryan Coogler and Jesse Williams Talk Using Star Power to Bring #JusticeForFlint

Celebrities host free concert for residents of Flint, Michigan

Prominent members of black Hollywood gather on the night of the Oscars to bring attention…

By Courtney Connley

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Then & Now: 10 Global Influencers of Color in Activism, Arts, Fashion and More

Innovators who set legacies and the international members of the new school carrying the torch

As we continue to celebrate Black History Month, here’s 10 global influencers of color from…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Black History Month: Updates Around the Country

Here are the latest updates for Black History Month coverage taking place across the country

Here are the latest updates of Black History Month, from events and television shows to…

By Cristie Leondis

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President Obama Nominates First African American to Head Library of Congress

Carla Hayden has been nominated as 14th Librarian of Congress

President Obama nominates Carla Hayden as new head of the Library of Congress, making her…

By Courtney Connley

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Black History Month: American Girl Launching Civil Rights-Era Doll

Melody tells children story of everyday people as part of fighting for equality in the 1960s

In celebrating Black History Month and its 30th anniversary, American Girl is introducing a doll…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Combatting #OscarsSoWhite: Russell Simmons Launching All Def Movie Awards

Tony Rock set to host; 'Straight Outta Compton,' 'Beasts of No Nation' among Best Film nominees

With Oscars diversity under scrutiny, Russell Simmons has decided to level the playing field with…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Black History Canada: 8 Famous and Influential Northern Neighbors of Color

Famous and influential leaders in heatlhcare, politics, sports, and more

In celebrating Black History Month, here’s a snapshot of black Canadian leaders who have made…

By Janell Hazelwood

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The 2016 ABFF Awards: Black Hollywood at its Finest

Hundreds of notables in black film and television turned out for the event

It was a night of inspiration and uplift as hundreds of stars from Hollywood gathered…

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Black History Month: Eric Holder, Attorney General

29 days of modern black history makers

Eric Holder was appointed and confirmed as the first African American Attorney General of the…

By Safon Floyd

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Black History Month: Order of African American Nuns Celebrates 100 Years of Service

The Franciscan Handmaids of the Most Pure Heart of Mary started as a social mission and expanded

An order of black nuns in Harlem N.Y.—one of only three original orders of its…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Octavia Spencer & Taraji P. Henson Co-Starring in Film About Black Women Space Pioneers

Fox 2000's 'Hidden Figures' set for release in 2017

Octavia Spencer has landed a role in Fox 2000’s “Hidden Figures,” co-starring with Taraji P.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Wall Street Project Economic Summit: Mission Solution

The Summit tackles problems of inequality in the financial sector while searching for solutions

The Summit tackles issues of inequality in the financial sector while searching for solutions.

By Safon Floyd

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Florida Mayor Requests $8 Million for African American Heritage Museum

Hometown of Zora Neale Hurston may get largest center of black history in state

Officials in Eatonville, Fla., recently announced plans to build an $8 million African American History…

By Janell Hazelwood

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[WATCH] Cuba Gooding Jr. Talks Emotional Rollercoaster and Challenges Playing O.J. Simpson

Oscar-winning actor details nervous breakdown and other career highs and lows

Academy Award-winning actor Cuba Gooding, Jr. talked with Larry King discuss his challenging experience portraying…

By Janell Hazelwood

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‘Creed’ Director Ryan Coogler Named Warner Bros. Creative Talent Ambassador in U.K.

Program provides vital opportunity for budding filmmakers to experience European scene

Director and co-writer of “Creed,” Ryan Coogler has been named as the first Warner Bros.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Wellesley College Names First African American President

Dr. Paula A. Johnson brings educational and medical experience to the role

Dr. Paula A. Johnson has been named Wellesley College president, making her the first black…

By Janell Hazelwood

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