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Jaden Smith is New Face of Louis Vuitton Womenswear Line

Teen actor continues gender-bending fashion statements

Jaden Smith is adding luxury endorsements to his resume, becoming the face of Louis Vuitton’s…

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Small Businesses Favor Minimum Wage Increase says National Poll

New Year, New Pay: See Which States Plan to Increase Minimum Wage in 2016

13 states, plus the District of Columbia, will increase pay in 2016

As of Jan. 1, 2015, 29 states, plus the District of Columbia, agreed to raise…

By Courtney Connley

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Get Your Digital Life Straight For the New Year

The best apps for efficiency, productivity, and sanity in the New Year

Overwhelmed by email? Have To-Do lists scattered between your phone and scribbled on scrap paper?…

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Twitter’s New Diversity Chief Gets Mixed Reactions on Twitter

The tech company puts a white male in the position

Siminoff was most recently at Apple as the director of worldwide inclusion and diversity, a…

By Samara Lynn

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Timothy Loehmann, the cop who shot Tamir Rice

The Man Who Killed Tamir Rice

The signs were there, but no one was paying attention

In five short months, Loehmann was deemed “emotionally unstable” and unfit for service as a…

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[WATCH] LeBron James Turns 31 Today

Forbes estimates his net worth at $65 million, ranking in at #6 of the World’s Highest-Paid Athletes in 2015

December 30 is LeBron James’ birthday. The American pro basketball player, famously born in 1984…

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Cops Who Shot 12-yr-old Tamir Rice Won’t Face Charges

Prosecutor Tim McGinty says evidence didn't indicate criminal conduct

An Ohio grand jury decided not to indict Officers Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback after…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Top 10 Cities With The Biggest Income Gap

The gap between rich and poor is growing steadily

The income gap between the rich and poor is steadily growing in metro cities across…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Kanye West’s New ‘Yeezy Boost 350’ Sneaker Sells Out Immediately

On Dec. 26, the official Adidas Twitter account tweeted: "#YEEZYBOOST 350 is now sold out online in the U.S."

On Saturday, Dec. 26, Kanye West’s new sneaker line, Yeezy Boost 350 launched worldwide and…

By Cristie Leondis

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Amy Hilliard Fashion Fair

Fashion Fair President Amy Hilliard Resigns

Johnson Publishing CEO will take over her duties

Amy Hilliard, president of Johnson Publishing cosmetics company Fashion Fair, has resigned after less than…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Adults and Hoverboards Don’t Mix

Adults are taking to hoverboards like fish to bicycles--and many are ending up injured

Grown-ups falling on hoverboards means funny viral videos and some serious injuries.

By Samara Lynn

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NFL Hall of Famer Darrell Green

NFL Hall of Famer, Darrell Green, Hosts 26th Annual Christmas Event

Football star gives back this and every holiday season

“We are all in it together, supporting one another,” says Green. “The energy and the…

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Harlem Globetrotters Star, Meadowlark Lemon, Passes Away at 83

He is survived by his ministry, children, wife, and beloved fans

83-year-old Meadowlark Lemon, the “Clown Prince” of the Harlem Globetrotters, passed away in his home…

By Cristie Leondis

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Young Gifted & Black Awards Honor Leaders in Art, Education, Philanthropy, and Business

Honorees include journalist Lola Ogunnaike and scholar Noel Scott Anderson Ph.D.

“This program has a simple mission, which is to bring light to individuals who exemplify…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Blacks’ Views On Gaming Differ From Whites, Hispanics

The way we think about gaming may vary according to ethnicity

19% of Hispanics surveyed say the term “gamer” describes them well, versus 11% of blacks…

By Samara Lynn

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BlackBerry Earnings Beat Expectations

The BlackBerry Priv is responsible for higher Q3 earnings

Higher sales including handset sales are being credited to the launch of the BlackBerry Priv.…

By Samara Lynn

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British actor John Boyega

[Op-Ed] Star Wars Stormtrooper “Blackwash Rage” Strikes Back

Examining "blackwash rage"—unbridled anger over casting actors of color in non-traditional roles

It almost seems preposterous to use the word “controversy” with the words “casting” and “Star…

By Samara Lynn

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Lindsey Graham Drops Out of 2016 Presidential Race

The three-term senator from South Carolina posted a YouTube video announcing the end of his campaign

South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham has suspended his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination.

By Hailey Wallace

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Black Actress Cast as Hermione in ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’

Harry Potter author tweets, "White skin was never specified."

Swaizland-born Noma Dumezweni is set to play the adult Hermione, alongside actor Paul Thornley as…

By Cristie Leondis

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Nigerians Who Escaped Boko Haram Graduate From Texas HBCU

Mother and two daughters earn honors after family relocates to U.S.

Before the tragic story of the more than 200 Nigerian girls who were abducted from…

By Janell Hazelwood

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How to Start a Profitable T-Shirt Business

T-shirts are contemporary wardrobe staples for men, women, and children today. Building an online T-shirt…

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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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