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[WATCH] Zendaya Is New Face of CoverGirl

The actress' first CoverGirl TV commercial will air live during the Grammys on Feb. 15

On Thursday, January 21, 19-year-old actress Zendaya shared on Instagram that she is the newest…

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American Black Film Festival Picks Up Where Oscars Left Off

ABFF Honors celebrates black actors in the best performing TV shows and films of 2015

American Black Film Festival is picking up where the Oscars left off with ABFF Honors,…

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5 Ways You Can Help the Water Crisis in Flint, Michigan

Resources for volunteering and donating to Flint

Resources for Flint, Michigan residents and outside citizens who want to help solve the cities…

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People Trust Google News More Than Any Other News Source

Search engines have become the trusted, go-to source for news

Survey reveals Google News and other search engines are believed to be most credible sources…

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Kapor Capital Announces Diversity and Inclusion ‘Founders Commitment’

Kapor Capital launches major diversity and inclusion effort

New startups and companies already part of Kapor Capital’s portfolio are asked to take part…

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[RECAP] Black Enterprise Candidate Watch – Thursday, Jan. 21, 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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Cam Newton Named MVP and Offensive Player of the Year

Quarterback tallied 4,400 yards of total offense and 45 touchdowns for the 2015 season

On Wednesday Jan. 20, Cam Newton was named the NFL’s Most Valuable Player and…

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States With the Highest and Lowest Health Insurance Costs

New York tops list while New Mexico offers most affordable options

“Higher insurance costs in many states are tied to high costs of living or being…

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Bill Cosby No Longer on Hampton University Board of Trustees

Institutions are slowly distancing themselves from the entertainer

Entertainer and philanthropist Bill Cosby has long been a supporter of HBCUs but, after the…

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[WATCH] Family Settles $5.3 Million Lawsuit in Fatal Shooting Involving Police Officer

Unarmed black man killed during traffic stop; compensation includes college tuition for his children

The family of deceased Samuel DuBose has settled its lawsuit against the University of Cincinnati…

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Safety Improves As Cars Continue to Evolve Into Wheeled Computers

U.S. Department of Transportation continues to plan for driverless, high-tech cars

Last week, the DOT announced it will not only support but encourage efforts to increase…

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Twitter Experiences Hours-Long Service Disruption

Is it up or down? Outage causes confusion

Twitter service bounces up and down for hours.

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[WATCH] Spike Lee, Jada Pinkett Smith Set to Boycott Oscars Over Diversity Issue

Head of Academy says they're reviewing membership and working to improve diversity

Black Hollywood heavyweights speaking out in outrage over what they say is an issue of…

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Tyler Perry Set to Release Halloween ‘Madea’ Movie

Project in production in Atlanta with mogul to reprise his starring role

Tyler Perry Studios announced they have begun production on a Halloween Madea movie called “Boo!…

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#OscarsSoWhite Picking Up Steam

Public reaction to lack of diversity among 2016 Oscar nominees continues

“This is not a question of tokenism. #OscarsSoWhite is not about having a person of…

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Jamie Foxx: Singer, Actor, Comedian, Hero

Entertainer pulls man from burning vehicle

Late Monday night, Foxx heard a crash outside the gates of his home in Hidden…

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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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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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