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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.

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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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[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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[WATCH] Word on the Street: Oprah Winfrey Buys $14 Million Ski Oasis in Colorado

Home features heated driveway and high-tech home automation system

The home was originally built for its previous owner, tech executive Bob Wall. Completed in…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Report: Number of Female Billionaires Outpacing Men

Majority based in U.S. and Europe but Asia has a growing presence

Eighty percent of the world’s female billionaires are based in the U.S. and Europe, but…

By Janell Hazelwood

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A "red alert" smog day in China (Source: theguardian.com)

Startup Company Selling Bottled Air to China

Last week, schools were shut down in Beijing due to a “red alert” from poor air quality

Canadian startup company Vitality Air believes it has found the solution for the severe smog…

By Cristie Leondis

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Kerry Washington Becomes OPI Creative Ambassador

'Scandal' star will co-curate nail polish colors and names for collections

Scandal” star Kerry Washington is adding creative ambassador to her resume, becoming the first-ever OPI…

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[WATCH] Icons Connect: Kobe Bryant Meets 1st Black Player for Minneapolis Lakers

Bob Williams, an NBA player in the '50s, shares memories and love for the franchise

Recently, Bob Williams got to meet one of the greatest athletes of all time who…

By Janell Hazelwood

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NWA nominated for 2015 rock and roll hall of fame

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: N.W.A. and Chicago Among Inductees

Subjects of "Straight Outta Compton" finally land honor after five considerations

More than 800 members of the Hall’s voting committee, which includes artists, historians, and music…

By Janell Hazelwood

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International Migrants Day: 13 Quick Facts on the State of Black Immigrants in the U.S.

A snapshot of their presence and economic impact

Today mark’s International Migrants Day, shedding light on issues impacting refugees and immigrants around the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Star Wars: 7 Black Characters You Should Know

These actors/actresses added to the magic and mystique of Star Wars

Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released in theaters on Dec. 18. Check out these…

By Cristie Leondis

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Tracey Norman: First Black Transgender Model Was Face of Clairol in the 1970s

The former model finally reveals the truth

Tracey Norman reveals what it was like to be a black model in the ’70s…

By Cristie Leondis

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[WATCH] 2016 Grammys: LL Cool J Back as Next Year’s Host

This is the hip-hop icon's fifth appearance leading the show

LL Cool J will be returning to the 2016 Grammy awards ceremony as host.

By Janell Hazelwood

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‘The Passion’: Tyler Perry Hosting TV Musical About Jesus

Fox greenlights deal for two-hour event set to coincide with Palm Sunday 2016

Fox has ordered a two-hour live musical event hosted and narrated by Tyler Perry called…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Hot Lip Bling? Tom Ford’s ‘Drake’ Lipstick Shade Sells Out Within Minutes

Shade going for up to $118 on eBay

Drake’s Tom Ford lip hue has sold at luxury brand’s boutiques and online and is…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Marine Corps Authorizes Lock and Twist Hairstyles For Women

“For some, this change is culturally liberating, has financial benefits, and is simply convenient” said Sgt. Cherie Wright

Marine Corps Uniform board 215 recently authorized additional options for wear in uniform for women,…

By Cristie Leondis

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[RECAP] Black Enterprise Candidate Watch – Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015

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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Full Moon Will Rise on Christmas For First Time Since 1977

The Yuletide moon won't take place again until 2034

For the first time since 1977, a full moon will light up the night sky…

By Cristie Leondis

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BE Business of Entertainment: Holiday Soiree

Featuring BE Modern Men, a celebrity hairstylist, and deveral others

On Friday, Dec. 18, the BE Holiday Soiree is taking place, and will feature several…

By Cristie Leondis

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2016 ABFF Honors: Actress, Singer, and Author Diahann Carroll to Receive Hollywood Legacy Award

Inaugural award goes to legendary star whose career spans over 60 years

As the first recipient of this award, ABFF Honors will shine a light on Carroll’s…

By Kali Wilder

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Felicidades! Afro-Mexicans Now Recognized in Country’s Census

Activists: Effort is small yet vital win in fight against discrimination and neglect

Afro-Mexicans are now rejoicing in a win that offers a bit of relief in their…

By Janell Hazelwood

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[WATCH] Heckling Leads to Scuffle at Trump Rally in Vegas

Protesters voice opinions and are escorted out to shouts that include Nazi-era salute

Donald Trump held a rally in Las Vegas on Monday, the eve of the last…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Mega-Stars Light Up Miami for 2016 Funk Fest

Offering an all-star line-up of favorites featuring old- and new-school hits

Hosted at Miramar Reginal Park, January 1st, 2016, 2-11pm, the Miami Funk Fest will prove…

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‘Shots Fired’: Sanaa Lathan to Star in Gina Prince-Bythewood TV Project

Fox network series focuses on racially charged police shootings; 'Empire' producer on board

Sanaa Lathan will star in “Shots Fired,” a Gina Prince-Bythewood directed project that has been…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Steve Harvey Hosting Miss Universe Pageant: Will People Forget Trump Scandal?

After messy scandal and sale, new owners of organization find new TV partner in Fox

teve Harvey, arguably the hardest working man in show biz, has now added another iconic…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Serena Williams Is Sports Illustrated’s 2015 Sportsperson of the Year

The 34-year-old is the first female athlete to be honored with the title since 1983

Serena Williams was recently named the Sportsperson of the Year by Sports Illustrated, a coveted…

By Cristie Leondis

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Bill Cosby Countersues For Defamation of Character

The comedian makes an effort to clear his name

“Mr. Cosby states plainly that he neither drugged no sexually assaulted the defendants and that…

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Attention Walmart Shoppers: Introducing Walmart Pay

Walmart throws down gauntlet in digital wallet competition

Walmart just launched its own mobile payment solution, Walmart Pay. With the launch, Walmart is…

By Samara Lynn

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Daniel Holtzclaw cries during his sentencing

Former Police Officer Sentenced to Over 260 Years For Raping Black Women

Daniel Holtzclaw found guilty on 18 out of 36 counts of sexual battery, rape and other offenses

A jury found former Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw guilty Thursday of some of…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Charles Barkley Calls CNN the ‘Fox News for the Republicans’ and Slams Donald Trump

Barkley says CNN has done an "awful job" with covering election

During a TNT halftime report, former NBA player Charles Barkley gave his thoughts about Donald…

By Courtney Connley

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Harvard Study Reveals AirBnB Hosts More Likely to Reject Black Guests

Another instance of discrimination in travel

In an experiment involving over 6,000 Airbnb listings, researchers sent rental inquiries using two sets…

By Samara Lynn

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Human Rights Day: Celebrate Today Around the World

U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights states, "Many challenges remain"

Today, Dec. 10, is Human Rights Day, celebrating and remembering the day that our country…

By Cristie Leondis

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[Op-Ed] Why Rep. Scalise’s Inclusion at CBC 13th Amendment Event Was More Than Questionable

With racial scandals, take note of his controversial decisions on equality

Rep. Steve Scalise inclusion in the speaker lineup for the CBC’s 13th amendment commemoration event…

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Golden Globes 2016: Complete List of Nominees

Empire gets nominated for top television drama series

Early Thursday morning, the nominees for the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards were revealed. This…

By Cristie Leondis

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Owe Uncle Sam? You May Have to Give Up Your Passport

Delinquent tax debt could mean your international travel plans are in jeopardy

President Obama signed the 5-year infrastructure spending bill that adds a new section in IRS…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Russell Simmons to Donald Trump: ‘Stop the Bull’

The Def Jam Records founder pens open letter in response to candidate's anti-Muslim statements

The Def Jam Records Founder tells his old friend to shop all of his“bull.”

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13th Amendment Anniversary: President Obama Discusses Bigotry Today

Nod at Trump's anti-Muslim comments inferred but White House confirms it's not direct response

Today marks the 150th anniversary of the 13th amendment, and President Obama spoke at a…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show: Meet 5 Black Models Who Kill the Runway

Maria Borges is first model to rock natural hair down the lingerie brand's catwalk

On Tuesday, Dec. 8, the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2015 aired on CBS. Take a…

By Cristie Leondis

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[RECAP] Black Enterprise Candidate Watch – Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015

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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[EXCLUSIVE] Bernie Sanders Press Secretary Responds to ISIS Comment Backlash

CNN reporter's interpretation of Symone Sanders comments invokes political firestorm

Symone Sanders, national press secretary for Bernie Sander’s presidential campaign, gave Black Enterprise the exclusive…

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Chi-Raq: Film Facing Major Heat

The film banked in at No. 13 at the box office during opening weekend

While Chi-Raq may have received positive reviews from critics, there is still controversy surrounding the…

By Cristie Leondis

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Queen Latifah to Star in Lee Daniels’ Music Pilot for Fox

Series will will be set in Atlanta music scene with three lead women

Queen Latifah has made an exciting announcement recently, sharing publicly that she will be staring…

By Cristie Leondis

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#BEBizChat: Jai Stone Talks Building a Successful Business Without Compromising Your Happiness

Founder of Emotional Nudity providing tips for women entrepreneurs

Entrepreneur and Periscope star Jai Stone will share tips for women to build successful businesses…

By Cristie Leondis

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Celebrities Taking Action: Michael Vick Fighting for ‘Pets in Cars’ Bill

If passed, the bill would allow police officers the authority to save dogs and cats from cars in unsafe temperatures.

Steelers quarterback Michael Vick has announced his support of PA House Bill 1516, also called…

By Cristie Leondis

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Ten Facts about Nas

Nas Executive Producing Erykah Badu Film

Movie will premier at Sundance in January

Super soul icon Erykah Badu is releasing an indie drama called “The Land” and has…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Star Barbie Power: Ava DuVernay Doll Already Sold Out

Social media abuzz on news that the "Shero" is temporarily unavailable

“Selma” director Ava DuVernay has become a superstar not only on the Hollywood scene but…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Keurig Sold in $13.9 Billion Deal to Investor Group JAB Holding Co.

The coffee company goes private and is valued at $92 a share

JAB Holding Co. has bought Keurig in a $13.9 billion deal. The investor group…

By Cristie Leondis

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LeBron James Signs Lifetime Deal with Nike

Contract is first lifetime deal in the shoe and apparel company’s 44-year history

Today, LeBron James has agreed to a lifetime endorsement deal with Nike, the first deal…

By Cristie Leondis

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[Op-Ed] The Problem With the ‘Stump for Trump’ Girls

Two black-women-gone-viral are far from funny---they're dangerous

“Stump for Trump Girls,” are being touted as proof that Trump enjoys some semblance of…

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Breaking Barriers: U.S. Military Opens Up Combat Jobs to Women

Defense Secretary announces women will be able to participate in elite military forces

Defense Secretary Ash Carter announces military will open up all combat jobs to women.

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2016 Grammy Awards: Kendrick Lamar Dominates & Omarion Gets Best … Twitter Rant Award

The Weeknd and Taylor Swift also among the top nominees

Kendrick Lamar earned 11 Grammy nominations in nine different categories, while pop star Omarion takes…

By Cristie Leondis

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CBC Tech 2020 AAIP

Lack of Talent Pipeline a ‘Myth’ Says Congressional Black Caucus Chair

CBC and black tech professionals announce new diversity and inclusion efforts

“There are African Americans who are ready, who are willing, and who are able to…

By Samara Lynn

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From Hip-Hop to the Small Screen: 50 Cent and Nicki Minaj Land New TV Deals

Each involved in biographical projects that put their personal stories on centerstage

Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Sean “Diddy” Combs and Nicki Minaj have all landed recent deals…

By Janell Hazelwood

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LeBron James adds a daughter to his family

$15.8 Million: LeBron James Lands Deal for Entertainment Studio

Warner Bros. and Turner Sports invest in expanding Uninterrupted platform offerings

Warner Bros. and Turner Sports recently announced an investment in Uninterrupted, slated to become yet…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Report: Auto Industry Sees Record Sales

Experts attribute low gas prices and Black Friday as key drivers

November auto sales hit record numbers. New-car sales last month benefited from Black Friday deals,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Drake Opens Flagship Store for Clothing Line OVO

Hip-Hop star ventures into fashion entrepreneurship

Drake announced the opening of his October’s Very Own (OVO) flagship store in Los Angeles,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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[RECAP] Black Enterprise Candidate Watch – Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015

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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Mark Zuckerberg, Priscilla Chan, Welcome Baby Girl and Pledge to Give Away $45 Billion

The arrival of daughter Max seems to have re-inspired the social media titan

Mark Zuckerberg posted a poignant—and lengthy—letter to his new baby girl, Max, in a post…

By Samara Lynn

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Small businesses step up their support for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

World AIDS Day Urges People to Rethink HIV

December 1 is a day for people worldwide to unite against HIV

According to the World Health Organization, fear of stigma is the main reason why people…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Black Activists Demand Chicago Mayor and Police Superintendent Removal

The shutdown of stores along Magnificent Mile cost businesses post-holiday sales

Activists point to actions of the Chicago police and mayor, alleging that there has been…

By Janell Hazelwood

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[WATCH] Black Enterprise Candidate Watch

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

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World AIDS Day: 5 Stories You Should Read About HIV/AIDS Awareness

On December 1, individuals, businesses, and organizations unite to show their support for World AIDS Day

In honor of World AIDS Day, people across the country will show their support for…

By Kandia Johnson

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Still shot of Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone from movie 'Creed'

‘Creed’ Opens Dialogue on Diversity in Boxing Films; Becomes Holiday Weekend Hit

Film starring Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone rakes in more than $42 million

Creed,” which cost $35 million to make, earned $42.6 million over five days. It’s the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Photo of Kobe Bryant in a Lakers jacket holding a basketball

Kobe Bryant Gives Basketball His Dear John Letter

Love him or hate him, it's time to savor our final moments with one of the game's greatest players ever

This is not a story simply about Los Angeles, about the NBA, about basketball. Kobe…

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Black LGBT Health and Wellness Initiative Anchored By Elton John AIDS Foundation

Leading civil rights organization expands role to address healthcare disparities

The initiative aims to intentionally place attention on black LGBT health and wellness and to…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Major Retailers Close Their Doors on Thanksgiving Day

Top retailers opt out of Thanksgiving Day deals

Holding tight to the holiday tradition of spending time with family, many retailers are opting…

By Courtney Connley

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The 27 Countries That Trump the U.S. When it Comes to Gender Equality

Report shows U.S. moving backwards in closing gender gap

The World Economic Forum’s 2015 Global Gender Gap report shows the U.S. has taken a…

By Courtney Connley

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President Obama Pledges $118 Million to Help Girls and Women of Color

Research institutions partnering with White House to address education and career development issues

Five-year funding initiative called Prosperity Together devotes funds to low-income women with more from the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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FDA Approves Genetically Altered Salmon for Consumption

Research shows black consumers more apt to think GM foods a health hazard than whites

Thursday, federal regulators approved genetically engineered salmon as fit for consumption.

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More Terrorism: Diasporans React to Yola Bombing in Nigeria

Post Paris attacks, international focus turns to terrorism and global security

In recent weeks, Boko Haram militants are suspects in attacks in neighboring Chad, Niger and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Paris Attacks: People of Color Around the World Face More Scrutiny as Security Tightens

Africans abroad rally for more awareness of other terrorism attacks affecting Diasporans

After attacks by Islamic militants in France’s capital killed at least 129 people and wounded…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Hillary Clinton Taps African American–Owned Advertising Firm to Help with Campaign

Burrell Communications will help campaign with focusing on the African American vote

Hillary Clinton hires Burrell Communications to help with focusing on the concerns and issues of…

By Courtney Connley

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Top Businesses Offer Support to Paris Attack Victims

Several tech companies extend free services to the French community

Airbnb, Facebook, Skype and more offer free services to Paris attack victims and their families.

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2016 Primary Debate Schedule – GOP

A full list of all Republican primary debates and where to watch them

Here is a full list of all Republican primary debates and where to watch them.

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[By The Numbers] Where the GOP Candidates Stand Going Into Tonight’s Debate

A ranking of the GOP candidates by poll numbers and fundraising efforts before their fourth debate

Welcome to By The Numbers, where BlackEnterprise.com will be bringing you regular updates on the…

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Christian Controversy: Starbucks Under Fire Over Holiday Cups

Arizona-based evangelist accuses brand of being anti-Christmas

Josua Feuerstein, an Arizona-based evangelist, is calling for Starbucks to put Christ back into Christmas…

By Janell Hazelwood

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China Gets Ready For a Baby Boom—Sort Of

Married couples can now have two children instead of one

The (one-child) law was first introduced in a series of measures in the late 70s…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Fourth GOP Debate: 4 Things to Watch For

B.E.’s guide to this debate's hot topics

BlackEnterprise.com’s guide to what to look for during tonight’s fourth GOP debate.

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Why University of Missouri Football Team Perfectly Exemplifies the Power of Student Athletes

Less than 48 hours after announcing their boycott, university President Tim Wolfe resigns

Mizzou football teams firm support in taking a stand against campus inequalities is proof of…

By Courtney Connley

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$3.9 Billion Deal: Expedia Buying AirBnB Competitor HomeAway

Purchase is the largest-ever acquisition for the travel site

Expedia, the parent company to some of the world’s largest travel sites, is buying short-term…

By Janell Hazelwood

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[Candidate Watch] Carson Surges Past Trump in Latest Poll

According to results of a survey released yesterday, Ben Carson has unseated Donald Trump as the GOP frontrunner

According to the results of a survey released by the New York Times and CBS…

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Huckabee and Christie Kicked Off GOP Debate Main Stage

After failing to scrape together the required 2.5% national polling average, Huckabee and Christie have been bumped

Both New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Mike Huckabee have been demoted from the Fox…

By Hailey Wallace

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Former Twitter Engineer Blasts Company For Diversity and Inclusion Problem

The environment at the social media company led Leslie Miley to leave

One tech professional is now speaking out about his first-hand experience of being one of…

By Courtney Connley

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Eric Holder Honored at NAACP Legal Defense Fund 75th Anniversary Gala

The first African American to serve as U.S. Attorney General received the Thurgood Marshall Lifetime Achievement Award

The NAACP LDF honored former United States Attorney General Eric Holder for his lifelong efforts…

By Matthew S. Scott

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[POLL] Marijuana For All? For Some? Or For None?

To legalize or not to legalize? That is the question.

Colorado legalized the medicinal use of marijuana in 2000 and its recreational use in 2012.…

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The GOP Has a Problem With … Empty Podiums

The coalition of candidates behind the GOP debate revolt has already begun to unravel

On Sunday night, representatives for the Republican presidential candidates convened in Washington, D.C. to discuss…

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Rubio is Ready

As the Bush campaign continues to flounder, GOP heavyweights have flocked to Rubio

More good news for Senator Marco Rubio—Cory Gardner, a Republican senator, has officially endorsed him…

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$10 Million: Mellody Hobson and George Lucas Invest in Black and Latino Student Success

George Lucas Foundation Endowed Student Support Fund for Diversity changes lives

Power couple George Lucas and Mellody Hobson gave $10 million in support of black and…

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Foreign-Born Blacks More Likely to Be Self-Employed Than U.S.-Born Blacks

Research also finds gap in self-employed professionals creating hiring opportunities

Among the self-employed, more telling numbers came from their research when broken down by ethnicity,…

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Ghosts, Goblins and … Blackface? Racist and Culture-Mocking Halloween Costumes Continue to Spark Outrage

Are consumers and retailers taking things too far?

An ugly side of Halloween is the recent cases of revelers facing public outrage due…

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This Week’s Highlights: The Best and the Brightest

Top news and trends from the week of Oct. 26

BlackEnterprise.com gives you a round-up of this week’s highlights, from topics that sparked social media…

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[WATCH] Don Lemon Faces Backlash After Comments on White Officer Dragging Black Teen

Change.org petition created demanding his termination from the network

The CNN TV personality is in hot water again after a Monday night discussion about…

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One Country’s Bold Approach to End Discrimination in the College and Job Application Process

UK Prime Minister David Cameron announces "name blind" application process

United Kingdom’s Prime Minister announces plans to enforce a “name blind” college and job application…

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Hillary Clinton to Keynote at PUSH Tech 2020

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, to speak at Rev. Jesse Jackson's Creating Opportunity Conference

Hillary Clinton to speak at the 16th Annual Creating Opportunity Conference in Atlanta, while on…

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Celebrities Giving Back: Beyonce’s $7 Million Housing Gift

Apartments provide residential as well as social services for tenants

The housing accommodates men and women and supports its residents by providing meals, job readiness…

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$17.2 Billion Buy: Walgreens in Deal to Acquire Rite Aid

Consumers may see less drug brand choices and more preventative products such as vitamins

Walgreens said Tuesday that it will buy rival Rite Aid in a $17.2 billion deal,…

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[WATCH] Misty Copeland and Yo-Yo Ma Rock The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

The dynamic duo caused waves on social media

On Monday Oct. 5, Misty Copeland and Yo-Yo Ma performed on The Late Show with…

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Actor and Comedian Mike Epps to Host 2016 ABFF Honors

Annual awards gala salutes excellence in film and television

Actor and comedian Mike Epps will host the 2016 ABFF Honors in February. The annual…

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Uniting for Activism: Usher, Harry Belafonte Spark Vital Chat on Driving Change

Bridging the gap, the two talk education, Civil Rights Movement and Black Lives Matter

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Entertainer Usher and legendary actor and activist Harry Belafonte sat down recently during an…

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Black Motorsports Leaders: Mercedes Driver Lewis Hamilton Becomes Formula 1 World Champ

He's the first driver in the series to win 10 or more races in consecutive seasons

Often touted as the “first black driver in Formula 1,” Lewis Hamilton has won his…

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Millions of People Join ‘Make a Difference Day’ on October 24

Here's how you can get involved, too.

On October 24, millions of people across the nation will take part in community service…

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This Week’s Highlights: The Best and the Brightest

Top news and trends from the week of Oct. 19

We give you a round-up of this week’s highlights, from topics that sparked social media…

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National Urban League Education Summit Discusses Learning and Success

Leaders in government, education, and business talk college, career, and success for students of color

A gathering of minds at the National Higher Education Summit – Building an Equity &…

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Obama on Black Lives Matter: “We As a Society, Particularly Given Our History, Have to Take This Seriously”

POTUS says concerns of activists are legitimate issues we have to addresss

President Obama opens up about his thoughts on the Black Lives Matter movement and the…

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Brett J. Hart Becomes Acting CEO of United Airlines

Hart's new role makes him the sixth black CEO of a Fortune 500 company

Hart, who currently serves as United’s executive vice president and general counsel, will become the…

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[Political Snapshot] Clyde Williams Hopes to Fill Charles Rangel’s Shoes

Williams has officially entered the race to succeed Rangel in New York’s 13th Congressional district

With the looming retirement of long-time Harlem Congressman, Charlie Rangel, quickly approaching, several candidates have…

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Black Entrepreneurs File Lawsuits Against Mercantile Bank Corp

Business owners cite discriminatory lending practices

Entrepreneurs in the suit say Mercantile sought to increase minority lending but took a “zero…

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[DC Report] GOP Unites Behind Paul Ryan for Speaker

With the endorsement of the House Freedom Caucus, Ryan is expected to be confirmed as the next Speaker of House

As a former vice presidential candidate, and current chair of the House Committee on Ways…

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[Candidate Watch] Hillary Clinton Faces Off Against House Benghazi Committee

Clinton testifies before the controversial Select Committee on her actions as Secretary of State during the Benghazi attacks

Former Secretary of State and current Presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, is testifying today on her…

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Twitter User Creates Hashtag Campaign Calling for Boycott of Latest Star Wars Film

Opponents of the casting of actor John Boyega sound off with racist and bigoted insights

Small group of Twitter users calling for a boycott, claiming Star Wars film is “anti-white…

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New Jersey Governor Urging Block of Flights to Cuba Over Assata Shakur

Chris Christie says convicted Black Panther leader should be returned to face prison time

Gov. Chris Christie is strongly against flights between New Jersey and Cuba until Joanne “Assata…

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Activists Urge DNC to Host Debate Centered on Black Lives Matter

Color of Change petition reaching maximum number of signatures in support

Activists from the Black Lives Matter movement are demanding that the Democratic National Committee (DNC)…

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Joe Biden Passes Up 2016 Presidential Run

Vice president says the window for a successful campaign has closed

With his wife, Jill Biden, and President Barack Obama by his side, the vice president…

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Fewer Mammograms? How American Cancer Society Decision Could Affect Black Women

Some organizations say new guidelines could be dangerous

The American Cancer Society recently shifted recommendations on breast cancer screenings, but some experts say…

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Pharrell Williams Named Artist-in-Residence at NYU Tisch School of the Arts

Award-winning artist to inspire NYU's next generation of musical greats

During the in-depth discussion and Q&A event, Williams will talk about his legacy within the…

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[WATCH] BE’s Stacey Tisdale Shares Her Insights on Millennials at Rider University

Mark your calendars for tonight at 6:30 p.m.

Tonight, Black Enterprise Senior Editor of Personal Finance Stacey Tisdale will be speaking to Millennials…

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Weight Watchers Stock Soars After Oprah Winfrey Buys 10% Stake in Company

Media mogul announces new partnership and investment in weight loss company

With a public stamp of approval from Oprah Winfrey, Weight Watchers may see a huge…

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‘African Health Now’ Hosts Inaugural Gift of Life Cocktail Benefit

"It's going to be a fun, beautiful night of mingling, celebrating three dynamic honorees, fundraising for our program, and celebrating AHN."

On Tuesday, October 20th, nonprofit organization African Health Now (AHN) will host its inaugural African…

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On Tuesday night, the five contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination assembled in Las Vegas, NV, for their first debate of the primary season. Moderated by Anderson Cooper, the debate not only gave the candidates a nationally-televised opportunity to present their policies and positions, but also allowed them the opportunity to accomplish their individual strategic objectives.


[RELATED: Congressman John Lewis Endorses Hillary Clinton]


Former Governor of Maryland, Martin O’Malley, needed to take full advantage of the nationally-televised debate to introduce himself and his platform to a voting base that, for the most part, knows nothing about him. O’Malley also needed to endear himself to potential donors and bundlers, while former Senators Lincoln Chafee and Jim Webb just needed to remind people that they exist. Chafee floundered throughout the debate as he unsuccessfully tried to attack Clinton. During one particularly cringe-worthy moment, he admonished Anderson Cooper for “being too harsh” on him.


Webb, in one of the most bizarre answers of the night, informed us that #WhiteAppalachianLivesMatter. Vermont Senator, Bernie Sanders, needed to prove that his unexpected ascension to second place was not a fluke, and that he is capable of winning the general election.  However, it was former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, who had the most on the line. Plagued by weeks of bad press and declining poll numbers, it was imperative that Clinton delivered a performance that would ease the fears surrounding her elect-ability in the face of the ongoing email scandal. She did this, and more, establishing herself as the clear winner by the end of the night.


Clinton, whose commitment to progressive values has been a major concern among the Democratic voting base, clearly came prepared to convince viewers that she was 'all in' for the populist movement sweeping the nation. She reverted to the same argument she has used before regarding inconsistencies in her stances on these issues, citing “new information” as the cause in her change of opinion. When directly challenged by Cooper to self-identify as a moderate or progressive, Clinton responded with arguably the strongest line of the night: “I’m a progressive, but I’m a progressive who likes to get things done.”

2015 Democratic Debate Recap

Full recap and highlights from the first Democratic debate of the primary season

On Tuesday night, the five contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination assembled in Las Vegas,…

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Hillary Clinton Makes 10 Promises to LGBT Americans, But Will She Really Keep Them?

The Clintons don’t have the best track record supporting LGBT rights

The Clintons don’t have the best track record when it comes to supporting LGBT rights.…

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The Million Man March Reaches A Milestone Anniversary

Nearly One Generation Has Passed Since The 1995 Gathering

The Congressional Black Caucus Chair, G. K. Butterfield released the following statement today to…

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Duke University Celebrates John Hope Franklin’s 100th Birthday

The yearlong tribute continues

The tributes will continue in November as well, including a presentation by members of the…

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This Week’s Highlights: The Best and the Brightest

Check out the biggest stories of the week

Here is a recap of this week’s highlights, from news to technology.

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Congressman John Lewis Endorses Hillary Clinton

The Civil Rights legend states, "Hillary Clinton is the most qualified person to be president of the United States."

Lewis’ support is extremely important for Clinton’s campaign. The congressman stated, “I know her heart.…

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Don’t Miss National Minority Supplier Development Council Annual Conference and Business Opportunity Exchange, Oct. 18th

Nonprofit organization connects women- and minority-owned suppliers with large corporations

The National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), the nation’s premier corporate membership organization focused exclusively…

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This Week’s Highlights: The Best and the Brightest

Check out the biggest stories of the week

Here is a recap of this week’s highlights from news, career, education, small business, lifestyle,…

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Education Secretary Arne Duncan to Step Down in December

Duncan will be replaced by Deputy Secretary of Education John B. Kings, Jr.

White House confirms Education Secretary Arne Duncan will step down from his post in December.

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Final Pleas Failed Death Row Inmate

Kelly Gissendaner was executed by lethal injection early Wednesday morning

Wednesday, at 12:21 a.m. EST, the state of Georgia executed their first woman in 70…

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[Video] President Obama Visits Federal Prison for VICE Special

For the first time in history, the president steps behind prison walls for a close-up look at the impact of imprisonment.

In a special report “Fixing the System” cameras look on as President Obama takes an…

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BE100s CEO Robert F. Smith Makes Forbes 400 List

BE100s CEO Robert F. Smith lands on Forbes' list of the 400 richest

BE100s CEO Robert F. Smith is now one of Forbes magazine’s 400 richest Americans.

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Speaker Panel on Black People in Advertising Fails to Include Black People

A 2015 Advertising Week event titled Here Are All the Black People doesn't feature any on panel

A funny thing happened at the 2015 Advertising Week panel called Here Are All the…

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Is Women-Only Public Transit a Good Idea?

Several other countries have instituted the practice

According to The Guardian, British Labour Party politician and member of Parliament Jeremy Cobryn has…

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[WATCH] Comedian Trevor Noah Preps for First Night as Host of The Daily Show

Watchers wonder what stamp the comedian will leave on the show and how he'll take it into the future of late night TV

Fans and critics will watch to see what mark Trevor Noah, the new host of…

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‘In the Black’ Tour Bringing Business and Career Empowerment to Multicultural Women

Influencers head to 15 cities from East to West Coast to share secrets to success

The ‘In the Black’ Tour has kicked off its multi-city 2015 agenda, seeking to empower…

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‘Lesbians Who Tech’ Summit Coming to New York City

Four-day event featuring speakers from companies including Google, The New York Times, Amazon and more

Lesbians Who Tech’s second annual summit in New York Oct. 1-4 is set to bring…

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#UNGA: ISIS, Diplomacy, and Combatting Extremists Top Topics at UN General Assembly

Leaders focus on terrorism, ISIS, and peacekeeping strategies among the nations

This week, more than 150 leaders are networking and discussing issues that impact the world…

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Ad Week 2015: Celebrities, Industry Leaders, and Media’s Top Execs Gather in NYC

Regulation and access issues in publishing and social are hot topics this year

This week, thousands of leaders in the advertising, media, business, tech, and marketing industries are…

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[WATCH] Historic Supermoon and Lunar Eclipse Occurred Sept. 27

This occurrence won't take place again for another 18 years

Last night, on Sept. 27, a rare celestial event took place around the world, as…

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New CEO Perri Irmer Expected to Boost DuSable Museum of African American History

Executive tasked with reviving Chicago institution and plans to collaborate with presidential library

Perri Irmer, fourth president and CEO of the DuSable Museum, is expected to help boost…

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Driver’s Licenses May No Longer Get You Through Airport Security

Flying domestically? You may need to get your passport ready

According to a new policy, if you live in one of these four states, a…

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Morehouse College Debate Team Wins First Tournament of Academic Year

HBCU students take home trophy for best overall performance

The Morehouse College Speech and Debate Team won its first tournament at the University of…

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Global Connections for Women Foundation Hosts Free Event in Atlanta

GC4W Business Expo featuring panels on entrepreneurship and career advancement

The GC4W Atlanta Working Mom Business Expo will host industry and civic leaders to empower…

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5,000% Hike: Drug Company CEO Retreats After Outcry Over AIDS Medication

Martin Shkreli, CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, says price will now be lowered

Martin Shkreli, CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, has defended his company’s decision to raise the price…

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Alfre Woodard Named Women of Power Legacy Award Recipient

Alfre Woodard will be honored with a Legacy Award at the 2016 Black Enterprise Women…

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Crack-Up with Comedian Capone at BE Women of Power Summit

Comedian Capone joins R&B sensation Johnny Gill as live entertainment for this highly-anticipated 2016 Women…

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