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Candidate Watch, Jan. 21, 2016

[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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[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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[Behind the Scenes] GOP Presidential Candidate Ben Carson Visits Black Enterprise

The famed neurosurgeon-turned-politician visits Black Enterprise headquarters

Security–of the human and canine variety–was tight but Carson was affable and at ease. Here’s…

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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…

By Courtney Connley

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Rep. Cleaver: African American Inclusion In Tech Is “Common Sense”

Missouri congressman Emanuel Cleaver pens powerful case for diversity and inclusion in tech

Rep. Cleaver talks real talk about diversity and inclusion in Silicon Valley.

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U.S. Department of Transportation Maps Out Plan For Self-Driving Vehicles

U.S. Secretary of Transportation outlines DOT's plans for self-driving vehicles

The federal government is preparing America’s roadways for autonomous, self-driving vehicles.

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