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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…

By Courtney Connley

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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…

By Hailey Wallace

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Five Legal Terms Every Business Owner Should Know

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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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…

By Hailey Wallace

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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…

By Hailey Wallace

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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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)…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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…

By Courtney Connley

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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Pharrell is one of the featured performers on A Very Grammy Christmas

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…

By Cristie Leondis

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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…

By Courtney Connley

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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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How to Start a Profitable T-Shirt Business

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How to Invest in Cannabis Stocks

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