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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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Reports: Oprah Makes Nearly $20 Million From Weight Watchers Tweet

Media mogul says she eats bread 'every day' on the program

Reports are raving about Oprah Winfrey’s latest feat with what has been a decades-long battle…

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Xerox to Separate Into Two Companies, Ursula Burns Releases Statement

Xerox splits into two divisions; CEO Ursula Burns, the first African American woman to serve as CEO of a Fortune 500 company, issues statement.

Xerox splits into two divisions; CEO Ursula Burns, the first African-American woman to serve as…

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Tyra Banks Welcomes Baby Boy

The former model and beauty entrepreneur welcomes son York with boyfriend Erik Asla

Tyra Banks is a brand-new mom! The beauty entrepreneur and former supermodel announced the birth…

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White Actor to Play Michael Jackson in British Comedy

Producers cite 'creative freedom' in casting Joseph Fiennes

Actor Joseph Fiennes will play Michael Jackson in a British comedy. His portrayal will be…

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House Majority Leader: FBI Set to Indict Hillary Clinton

Will the presidential candidate be tried in the court of public opinion or in federal court?

House Majority Leader Tom DeLay says Hillary Clinton will be indicted for the way she…

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Barbie Gets Another Makeover

Mattel makes its iconic doll tall, petite and curvy

Toymaker giant Mattel is introducing three new body shapes–curvy, petite, and tall–for its iconic Barbie…

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[RECAP] #DrivingInnovation Twitter Chat with Rachel Harsley

Harsley shares her experience and provides tips for other young professionals of color

On Jan. 26, BlackEnterprise.com had a #DrivingInnovation Twitter Chat with female engineer Rachel Harsley at…

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Chicago Police Department Hires Consultant to Help with Civil Rights Reform

Mayor Rahm Emanuel taps former Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey to guide police force

Chicago taps police veteran Charles Ramsey to help with the reform of its police department.

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[WATCH] Apollo Rings NYSE Opening Bell For Its 82nd Anniversary

Iconic theater celebrates longevity and legacy as mainstay platform for entertainers

On Jan. 26, the Apollo Theater, an iconic entertainment industry platform for African American artists,…

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Jay-Z Faces $18 Million Lawsuit For Alleged Lack of Fragrance Promotion

Parlux Fragrances suing hip-hop mogul for breach of contract

Parlux Fragrances, a cologne and perfume manufacturer based in a Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, says that…

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Obama Bans Solitary Confinement For Juveniles in Federal Prisons

Practice is deemed overused and having the potential for horrible psychological consequences

No juveniles will face solitary confinement in federal prison, and maximumn time in solitude has…

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Best and Worst Places to Retire in 2016

Florida tops list of most ideal, while Rhode Island comes in as one of the least

Analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 24 key metrics to…

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[WATCH] Global CEOs to Release Key Gender Data at World Economic Forum

Key information will be announced as part of UN Women's HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10 Initiative

Key information on gender parity at top Fortune 500 companies will be announced as part…

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