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Kobe

Will Kobe Bryant’s $100 Million Tech Fund Capitalize Black Entrepreneurs?

Sports icon turned venture capitalist, Kobe Bryant, has the potential to set a powerful, influential example for other investors by investing in black-owned businesses

After retiring earlier this year, Kobe Bryant, the former NBA MVP, announced the launch of…

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national urban league

National Urban League: Save Our Cities

Here is what happened at this year's National Urban League Conference

During the first week of August, political, business, and community leaders met in Baltimore for…

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Spelman

Spelman College President Considers Admitting Transgender Students

Spelman is the latest prestigious women’s college to look at changing its admission policies to be more inclusive

Spelman is the latest prestigious women’s college to consider admitting transgender students. Other institutions, including…

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Diaspora Demo Day

Startup Applications Now Open for Diaspora Demo Pitch Competition 2016

The Diaspora Demo Experience is a vast meetup of entrepreneurs, startups, VCs, investors, and others from the African diaspora

Diaspora Demo Experience is the largest gathering of African entrepreneurs, startups, VCs, investors, and more.…

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simone biles

Eat Like an Olympian: Simone Biles

We've got the details on the diet that is helping Simone Biles dominate the 2016 Rio Olympics, and why it matters for the future of the gymnastics

We’ve got the details on the diet that is helping Simone Biles dominate the 2016…

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black votes

In 2016, Black Votes Matter

As the courts strike down voting restrictions across the nation, black voters once again have a chance to make a big impact

When legendary civil rights activist and Georgia Congressman John Lewis talks about the struggle to…

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Sheree Franklin-Hill

Ask Sheree: Violent Videos Leaves Manager Feeling Hopeless

Positive ways to combat the mental toll of current events surrounding minorities and law enforcement

Dear Sheree,
Watching the videos of the senseless shooting of African Americans by police officers across…

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US Olympians

Why Are the U.S. Olympians Covered in Giant Welts?

Cupping is an alternative healing method Olympians are swearing by

Cupping is an alternative healing method that Olympians, such as Michael Phleps, are swearing by

By Hailey Wallace

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Code2040

Code2040 Founder Heads to the White House

Code2040 co-founder is headed to Washington D.C to lend insight to help push diversity and inclusion in tech

Co-founder of Code2040, Laura Weidman Power is about to embark on a pretty exciting mission.…

By Samara Lynn

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Crump

What We Learned From Trayvon Martin’s Attorney, Benjamin Crump

Attorney shares views on what communities can do to bring awareness and advance change

On Wednesday, Aug. 3, Black Enterprise held a Twitter Chat with Michael Brown and Trayvon…

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Apple

Gains in Diversity at Apple Even Please Rev. Jesse Jackson

Apple releases its latest diversity statistics, the number of women and minorities increases

Apple made gains in the number of its women and minority hires, according to its…

By Samara Lynn

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policing

5 Ways To Make America Safe By Transforming Policing

Here’s how communities and police departments can bring about real change that provides safety for all

making American safe is not about discrediting those who feel marginalized but rather it is…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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National Urban League

Toyota Supports Community Empowerment at the 2016 National Urban League Conference

Automaker Celebrates 25-Years of Partnership with the National Urban League

All roads will lead to Baltimore tomorrow for the 2016 National Urban League’s Annual Conference…

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Religious freedom

Using Religious Freedom to Sanction LGBT Discrimination Could Head to Supreme Court

Colorado baker says gay marriage is a message he can’t promote; takes his case to highest court

In 2012 Masterpiece Cake Shop owner Jack Phillips citied his Christian beliefs when turned away…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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black lives matter

Black Lives Matter Releases a Statement on Murder of Police

Focus is on escalating protests to end state sponsored violence against black people

As the nation churns this week over the executions of law enforcement officers in Baton…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama Scrutinized for Saying White House Was ‘Built by Slaves’

Media sources fact-check the First Lady, questioning the historical accuracy of her statements and, ultimately, her honesty

The opening night of the Democratic National Convention, the First Lady delivered her impactful speech.…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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trump

Trump’s Convention Address: Talking Loud and Saying Nothing

Rather than turn the page and speak to a broader audience, Trump doubled down on the divisive issues and language from the primaries

As the convention sets are torn down, Ubers are cued up, and lines of departing…

By Corey Ealons

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police shooting

Miami Police Shooting of Innocent Black Man Draws Reaction From American Civil Liberties Union

Another unarmed black man, this time Charles Kinsey; a caretaker for an autistic child, is shot by the police

An unarmed black man shot by Miami police is the latest in what seems like…

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police shooting

Therapist Tries to Soothe Patient While Cops Open Fire

Cell phone footage released on Wednesday shows Charles Kinsey, 47, lying on his back with his arms in the air, as police open fire on him

Cell phone footage released on Wednesday shows Charles Kinsey, 47, lying on his back with…

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Black Men

When You’re In Love With Black Men But America Isn’t

The same cops killing our men are entertained by them dribbling a basketball up and down the court, or them performing their favorite rap song on the MTV awards

The same cops killing our men are entertained by them dribbling a basketball up and…

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podcast

How to Watch Black Enterprise’s New Tech Podcast on Any Device

Tune into Black Enterprise’s BE The Code podcast hosted by Sequoia Blodgett for all the…

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paycheck

Here’s How to Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck

Living paycheck to paycheck can be a vicious cycle that seems so hard to break.…

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