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[RECAP] Black Enterprise Candidate Watch – Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016

Political news curated for our audience

Check out the BE Candidate Watch on Periscope, every Wednesday morning at 10:30AM EST. You’ll…

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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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Computer Infections Spiked During the ‘Blizzard’ of ’16

Jonas also brought in a blizzard of computer malware

Cybersecurity company reports significant increase in computer malware during the blizzard.

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Clinton Holds Outreach Call With Black Female Voters

Discussion included gun control, equal pay, and criminal justice reform

Black women called in from all over the country to hear from the Clinton campaign…

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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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Microsoft Welcomes New Metro District Manager, Laura Clayton McDonnell

Microsoft welcomes new district manager of Microsoft New York, Laura Clayton McDonnell

Microsoft places seasoned tech executive, Laura Clayton McDonnell, at the helm of Microsoft New York.

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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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Ghanaian Artist’s Fusion of African Art and Black American Celebrities Goes Viral

Works fuse traditional prints with pop figures such as Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, and Obama

Sparked by depictions of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West in African garb, Dennis Owusu-Ansah’s artwork…

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Sources: No iPhone 6c Yet, But Apple Releasing ’5se’ Instead

Upgrades include larger panoramas and autofocus for video recording

Apple is upgrading the existing iPhone 5s that was first released in fall 2013.

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Serena Williams Beats Maria Sharapova and Advances to Semifinals

The 34-year-old No. 1 ranked player beat long-time rival 6-4, 6-1, despite having a bout of food poisoning

In Melbourne, Australia tennis pro Serena Williams defeated Maria Sharapova for an 18th time on…

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Drake Invests in New Tech Startup Omni

Drake becomes an investor in a new San Francisco tech startup called Omni

Drake, other celebs invest in Omni, a new tech startup that want to lighten your…

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[WATCH] How Do You Feel About the Word ‘Diversity?’

Black Enterprise employees explore and share their own definition

With #OscarsSoWhite trending so heavily, it left us wondering: How do you feel about the…

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Global Tech Leaders of the Diaspora: 10 African Innovators to Watch In 2016

These leaders are changing the landscape of the continent and connecting the world

With Africa’s emerging markets and forecasts for economic booms, these tech leaders are expected to…

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Management Shake-Up at Twitter; Top Execs Out

Key management leave Twitter; the social media company's shares fall

Top-level management shakeup at Twitter keeps investors wary.

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Apple and Google Will Lead $600 Million Near-Future Car Market

The driverless and connected car industry is about to 'blow up'

Apple and Google are set to disrupt the car industry.

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How to Invest in Cannabis Stocks

While some stocks in these sectors have been high fliers, even more have gone bust…

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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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