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[WATCH] Akon Joins World Leaders to Talk Energy Access at Powering Africa: Summit

Washington D.C. event seeks to provide platform for investment opportunities for the continent

Entertainer Akon will participate in the Powering Africa: Summit, a platform to showcase power, trade…

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Deontay Wilder Moves Another Knockout Closer to Title Unification

His vicious knockout of Artur Szpilka is another step toward heavyweight boxing rejuvenation and unification

Deontay Wilder came to the Barclays in Brooklyn last night to earn respect in the…

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Dr. Frances Cress Welsing, Author of The Isis Papers, Dead at 80

Author, researcher, and psychiatrist was known for her research on racism

The Howard University graduate wrote essays and did extensive research on colorism, racism, and inequality,…

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[WATCH] John Legend’s New TV Series ‘Underground’

Plantation slaves plan the 600-mile escape from Georgia to their freedom

On January 16, 2016, WGN America released two new trailers on Twitter for John Legend’s…

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[WATCH] Kevin Hart Gets His Own Line of Nike Kicks

'Ride Along 2' co-star becomes first actor/entertainer to have his own cross trainer

Comedian Kevin Hart has his own Nike sneaker, dubbed “Hustle Harts,” reportedly becoming the first…

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More Than Half of U.S. Employers Do Not Honor Dr. King Day

Employees in the manufacturing industry are least likely to receive the day off

New survey shows that just 37% of U.S. employees receive a paid day off in…

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Adidas Celebrates Jesse Owens With Black History Month Collection

Footwear inspired by an American sports hero and cultural icon

Adidas has announced a new Black History Month footwear collection, inspired by Jesse Owens.

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Chipotle to Close All Stores February 8 Following Major Outbreaks

The popular Mexican Grill will close for an all-staff meeting on food safety

According to reports, Chipotle founder Chris Arnold has stated that the company will be closing…

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New York Governor Calls For Paid Family Leave, Discusses Loss of Father

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says paid family leave is the right of all workers

The United States is one of few developed countries that don’t offer some sort of…

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A Closer Look At the Message Behind Gov. Nikki Haley’s State of the Union Rebuttal

SC Gov. Nikki Haley's epic SOTU response and why it matters

At first glance, Nikki Haley may seem like a typical GOP politician. She is a…

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Chef Phillip Ashley Rix Named Official Chocolatier of Grammy Gift Lounge

$79 golden praline is one of the most expensive chocolates on the market

Chef Phillip Ashley, who was featured as a Black Enterprise Modern Man, has been named…

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Nestle Bid to Throw Out Child Slavery Lawsuit Rejected

Plaintiffs allege being fed scraps, not getting wages, and getting whipped

The three plaintiffs filed the class action suit in 2005, alleging they had been trafficked…

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[WATCH] Monte Irvin, Legendary MLB Hall of Famer, Dies at 96

Outfielder played key role in integration of Major League Baseball as both a player and executive

On Monday, Jan. 11, legendary Hall of Fame outfielder Monte Irvin died at age 96,…

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Happy Founders Day: 10 Celebrity Power Women Who Belong to Delta Sigma Theta Sorority

These women are industry leaders--from entertainment to education to business

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority is celebrating its Founders Day today. The empowering women’s organization was…

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[WATCH] Possible ‘Creed’ Sequel Planned for November 2017 Release

Sylvester Stallone recently took home a Golden Globe for "Best Supporting Actor," in the reprisal of his role as Rocky Balboa

Fans of the “Rocky” franchise might be in for a treat in the form of…

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Marlon Wayans To Produce Show Based on His Life

Actor/comedian also stars in new film "Fifty Shades of Black," debuting Jan. 29, 2016

Marlon Wayans has produced a new show loosely based on his life called “Marlon,” that…

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Jamie Foxx Lands Role in ‘Robin Hood: Origins’

Academy Award–winning actor set to play Little John in 'gritty' film

Jamie Foxx is set to play Little John in “Robin Hood: Origins,” a Lionsgate film…

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Preview: Obama’s Final State of the Union Address

Here's what to watch for during President Obama's final SOTU address

Many of the prominent politicians attending tonight’s address will be accompanied by guests who personify…

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House Passes Bill to Protect Unpaid Federal Interns From Discrimination

Democrats push for a bill that will also protect interns in the private sector

Currently, paid interns are covered under anti-discrimination policies but there is no law that protects…

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Bill Cosby Gets Honorary Degree Revoked By George Washington University

University rescinds honor amidst the ongoing controversy

On Monday, Jan. 11, George Washington University joined the growing number of colleges to take…

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