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First Look: ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Cast Revealed Actress Lupita Nyong’o Covers Vogue Twitter Reacts To Angie Martinez Leaving Hot 97 Obama Hosts Inaugural White House Maker Faire Educator Launches Initiative To Fund All-Black Boys Academy Tufts University Kicks Out Student After She Was Sexually Assaulted Report: McDonald’s America’s Least Favorite Fast Food Chain Twitter Reacts To Jaden Smith’s ‘Iron Man’ Antics Universal Pictures Announces The ‘Get On Up’ Tour Will And Jada Smith Cleared By Child Protective Services Twitter Reacts To Disney’s Zendaya Cast As Aaliyah Malia Obama Works on Set of Halle Berry’s Latest Project Univision Implicated In Nielsen Ratings Scandal USA Robot To Compete In World Cup Soccer Challenge President Obama To Sign Executive Order Prohibiting LGBT Workplace Discrimination Chicago Fights to Win Obama Library Bid Teen Entrepreneur Chase Reed Opens Sneaker Pawn Shop Twitter Remembers Baseball Legend Tony Gwynn Kentucky Fried Chicken Gives $30K To Pit Bull Attack Victim 30 Hilarious Memes From The NBA Finals Chris Rock To Bring The ‘Black Plague’ In New Comedy Tour 2014 America’s Small Business Tax Relief Act Sails Through House Google Wants In On Virgin Galactic’s Space Business 10 Twitter Reactions To TerRio’s New Show 20 Years Ago: Twitter Remembers The O.J. 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Board of Education Anniversary Beyond Nollywood: New Band of Africa’s “Hottest, Brightest Stars” Sparkle in NYC The New York Times Names First African-American Executive Editor Magic Sets Record Straight on Sterling in CNN, TMZ Interviews Assist King: Magic Johnson’s Countless Charitable Contributions LGBT Activist Blasts Donald Sterling’s Rant About Magic Johnson Could Anthony Brown Become Maryland’s First Black Governor? Donald Sterling Verbally Attacks Magic Johnson In New Interview Rams Pick Michael Sam, NFL Draft’s First Openly Gay Player Vanished Without a Trace: Where are Nigeria’s “276″ Missing Schoolgirls? Michelle Obama Shows Support For Missing Nigerian Schoolgirls Update: Bond No.9 Racism Charges Dropped Nigeria Schoolgirls’ Abduction: U.S. Government Weighs In Lisa Price: Carol’s Daughter ‘Still Going Strong,’ Despite Bankruptcy Filing How “Money” was the First Round of the NBA playoffs? Nothing but Net. 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Mark Jackson: “Fans Should Boycott Game 5 at Staples Center” Donald Sterling Will Not Receive Second NAACP Lifetime Achievement Award Girls and Guns: Booming Market for Female Gun Instructors Racist LA Clippers Owner Faces Twitter Firestorm ‘Village People’ Member Warns LA Clippers Not to Play His Songs US Army and Black Women at Odds Over Hairstyles Guns in Church: Georgia Gov signs “guns everywhere bill” L.A. Clippers Owner Caught in a Racist Tirade “Iverson” Documentary Debuts at Film Festival President Obama Announces Key Administrative Posts Lupita Nyong’o is Named People Magazine’s ‘Most Beautiful’ Government Fights Over $250,000 Penny They Gave Away Diddy’s Revolt: 3 Lessons On Disruption, Reinvention & Millennials Changing the Game Earth Day 2014: How One Poet Uses Her Art To Save a Community The World’s Smartest Companies List Revealed Michigan’s Affirmative Action Ban Upheld by The Supreme Court Famed Boxer Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter Dead at 76 Political Powerhouse, Basil Paterson, Dead at 87 America’s Highest Paid CEOs Average Salary Earnings Over $10 Million Naughty by Nature Rapper Treach Released from NJ Jail Want to Intern at Black Enterprise in Social Media, Marketing or Editorial? 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First Look: ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Cast Revealed

Introducing the World's Most Dangerous rap crew, N.W.A.

The world’s most dangerous rap crew is coming to the big screen as Dr. Dre…

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Actress Lupita Nyong’o Covers Vogue

Actress speaks about recent paparazzi coverage

Actress Lupita Nyong’o discusses her new found fame and recent paparazzi adventures.

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Twitter Reacts To Angie Martinez Leaving Hot 97

"The Voice of New York" hangs it up after an illustrious career.

UPDATE: Charlamagne Da God just announced on The Breakfast Club that radio legend Angie Martinez…

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Obama Hosts Inaugural White House Maker Faire

Inventors and scientists from around the country showed off 3D printed homes, low-cost incubators, and even mechanical animals.

A passenger-ready robotic giraffe was one of the many incredible inventions shown by students around…

By Patrick Austin

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Educator Launches Initiative To Fund All-Black Boys Academy

Umar Johnson, Ph.D., aims to raise $5 million to buy St. Paul's College

Umar Johnson, Ph.D., is hoping to raise $5 million dollars to purchase St. Paul’s College…

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Tufts University Kicks Out Student After She Was Sexually Assaulted

Wagatwe Wanjuki asked to leave university after becoming vocal about her rape

Former Tufts University student comes forward about being kicked off campus after going vocal about…

By Courtney Connley

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Report: McDonald’s America’s Least Favorite Fast Food Chain

The Golden Arches aren't liked that much by Americans

The Golden Arches aren’t really appreciated, as McDonald’s is voted America’s least favorite fast food…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Twitter Reacts To Jaden Smith’s ‘Iron Man’ Antics

The young Hollywood star was caught wilding out again

Jaden Smith was caught on camera wearing a cheaply made Iron Man suit.

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Universal Pictures Announces The ‘Get On Up’ Tour

The funky, new biopic about James Brown is hitting the road.

The people who brought you “Despicable Me” and “Jurassic Park” are adding a bit of…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Will And Jada Smith Cleared By Child Protective Services

The Smith's were asked to keep an eye on Willow.

After racy photos of both Jaden and Willow Smith hit the Web, concerned fans and…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Twitter Reacts To Disney’s Zendaya Cast As Aaliyah

The Disney star will star as Aaliyah in a new Lifetime biopic.

If you’ve been living underneath a rock for the past couple of days, Lifetime recently…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Malia Obama Works on Set of Halle Berry’s Latest Project

Is this a sign that Malia Obama is headed to Hollywood?
According to The Wrap, the…

By Courtney Connley

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Univision Implicated In Nielsen Ratings Scandal

The largest Latino broadcast network is looking quite shady

A developing scandal involving Nielsen ratings has widened to include a Univision Communications radio executive…

By Kevin L. Clark

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USA Robot To Compete In World Cup Soccer Challenge

Marquette University's cybernetic creations will take the field in Brazil.

With the hype of the World Cup Tournament in full swing, Americans are focused on…

By Kevin L. Clark

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President Obama To Sign Executive Order Prohibiting LGBT Workplace Discrimination

Order to effect lives of 22% of American workforce

The White House has announced that President Obama is preparing an executive order that would…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Chicago Fights to Win Obama Library Bid

5 Chicago entities submit bids to house the presidential library

The city of Chicago, where President Obama got his political start, is placing its bid…

By Courtney Connley

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Teen Entrepreneur Chase Reed Opens Sneaker Pawn Shop

This 16-year-old created a business no one else thought to do

Teen entrepreneur Chase Reed has done what no other sneaker head or collector has thought…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Twitter Remembers Baseball Legend Tony Gwynn

The charismatic right fielder succumbed to cancer at age 54.

The sweet left-handed swing of Tony Gwynn will forever be remembered by Major League Baseball…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Kentucky Fried Chicken Gives $30K To Pit Bull Attack Victim

KFC is offering monetary support to cover Victoria Wilcher's medical bills.

The Kentucky Fried Corporation is investigating allegations that a restaurant employee in Jackson, Mississippi, asked…

By Kevin L. Clark

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30 Hilarious Memes From The NBA Finals

The Internets continued to slander LeBron and his team.

It was written in the stars after the San Antonio Spurs took a commanding 3-1…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Chris Rock To Bring The ‘Black Plague’ In New Comedy Tour

Brooklyn's funny man hints how Yeezus inspired the name of his next comedy tour.

On Jimmy Fallon’s The Tonight Show, Chris Rock announced to his legion of fans that…

By Kevin L. Clark

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2014 America’s Small Business Tax Relief Act Sails Through House

New tax provision will help small business streamline records, purchase equipment

The National Federation of Independent Business is giving two thumbs up after the House of…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Google Wants In On Virgin Galactic’s Space Business

Talks of a deal have begun between Branson and the SEO giant.

Google is “slanging” its bucks around majorly after its $500 million acquisition of satellite imaging…

By Kevin L. Clark

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10 Twitter Reactions To TerRio’s New Show

The Internet star hopes to "ooh, kill 'em" on TV.

With the popular Vine and Internet star having recently signed a deal to William Morris…

By Kevin L. Clark

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20 Years Ago: Twitter Remembers The O.J. Simpson Murder Trial

Social media reflects on the "Crime of the Century".

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Report: Paula Deen To Launch Online Subscription-Based Network

TV chef and entrepreneur continues on comeback trail after using N-Word

Don’t call it a comeback. Call it a recipe for damage control.
Through her new company,…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Pro Basketball Players Bradley Beal And James Harden Attend Activision Booth At E3

E3 2014: Houston Rockets’ James Harden Plays ‘Destiny’

The Rockets' two-guard plays Call of Duty, too.

If you’re missing out on all the Electronic Entertainment Expo excitement (try saying that three…

By Kevin L. Clark

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US vs. Portugal World Game Game, Highest Rated on ESPN

The World Cup Begins!

Billions around the world expected to tune in as Soccer's biggest tournament kicks off

Let the games begin! Ladies and gentlemen, the World Cup is upon us.
It’s fair to…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Actress and Activist Ruby Dee Dead At 91

We honor her legacy as a shining example of Black excellence.

Stage and screen legend Ruby Dee passed away Wednesday (June 11) at the age of…

By Kevin L. Clark

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The 30 Most Heartfelt #YesAllWomen Tweets You Should See

The real talk hashtag gives us a look at how women feel about misogyny.

 
The #YesAllWomen hashtag continues to trend as discussions bring light to the horrors that women…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Welcome Michael Jordan to the Billionaire Boys Club

Sorry, LeBron. Being number two isn't so bad.

If LeBron James had any hope of being the NBA’s first athlete-slash-billionaire, it seems that…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Airbnb To Bring ‘Sharing Economy’ To Brazil

The online room-sharing service hits just in time for World Cup.

Hoping to escape all the battles with authorities in the U.S., Airbnb is taking its…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Clippers’ Jamal Crawford Sells Mansion To Richard Sherman

The Super Bowl champ now owns a five acre, 9,435-square-foot residence.

The NBA’s reigning Sixth Man of the Year, Jamal Crawford, recently sold his Maple Valley,…

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SBA Will Speed Up Loan Application Process

SBA Administrator: Say goodbye to fax machines and mountains of paperwork

The Small Business Administration is streamlining its loan approval process for small business owners.
SBA Administrator…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Jean-Michel Basquiat’s ‘Downtown 81′ Remastered For VOD

SAMO's low budget comedy is available on June 24th.

One of the most important and influential artists of the late 20th Century, Jean-Michel Basquiat…

By Kevin L. Clark

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UPDATE: Two Dead In Shooting At Reynolds High School

The investigation into the unnamed shooter has begun.

This marks the 74th shooting since the tragic events at Sandy Hook Elementary. The children…

By Kevin L. Clark

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E3 2014: Sony Announces PlayStation TV Available This Fall

E3 has given gamers a reason to be excited.

Monday, June 9, Sony held its press conference at the 2014 Electronics Entertainment Expo. Better…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Stevie J Arrested For Owing $1 Million-Plus In Back Child Support

The 'Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta' star neglected to take care of his child.

If he’s too busy balling in front of millions of viewers, it may be hard…

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Defy Media To Buy Viacom Gaming Assets

The company looks to leverage their gaming audience for YouTube.

In the world of digital media, assets are essential for big businesses to maintain their…

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Michael Jordan Surprises Charlotte Elementary Students [VIDEO]

The reactions from the students (and adults) were priceless.

North Carolina native Michael Jordan is known for his charitable efforts throughout his NBA career.…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Small Business Optimism Highest Since 2007

Small Business sentiment rising but no cause yet for celebration

Numbers from a monthly industry survey find small business owners more optimistic about the economy.
The…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Four New Tech Items Revolutionizing Senior Living

It is our duty to take care of our elders.

Baby Boomers are now reaching their golden years, and as their offspring, we’re entrusted with…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Shaquille O’Neal Sells House For Only $10

Would you sell your gigantic house for a ten spot?!

When you’re 7-foot-2 and need almost everything in the world custom-made to your liking, it…

By Kevin L. Clark

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The 5 Best Black Girls Code Apps You Should Know

Imagine if the next generation of tech mavens looked like our daughters and sisters?!

For those who are unaware of the powerfully influential Black Girls CODE organization, please take…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Don Cheadle Announces IndieGogo Campaign For Miles Davis Biopic

The celebrated actor plans on bringing Miles Davis to the masses through crowd-sourcing.

With a goal of raising $325,000 by July 6, actor Don Cheadle is hoping his…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Michelle Obama delivers tribute speech at Dr. Maya Angelou's memorial service

5 Quotes that Prove Michelle Obama’s Maya Angelou Tribute is a Must Hear

FLOTUS delivers heartwarming speech at Dr. Maya Angelou's memorial service

Michelle Obama delivers a heartfelt, must-hear tribute speech at Dr. Maya Angelou’s private memorial service

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Legendary Entertainment and Banking Industry Mogul Don Davis Has Died

Pioneering music producer and legendary entertainment and banking industry giant, Don Davis, dies at 75

Legendary entertainment and banking industry giant, Don Davis has died.
The Wilmore Agency announced that Davis…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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10 Twitter Reactions to Black Girls CODE’s Hackathon

If "Love Is Respect" then Twitter has both in spades for these talented codettes.

The incredibly dynamic Black Girls CODE grassroots organization held a hackathon last weekend.
Teaming up with…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Google Announces Driverless Cars In Less Than 10 Years

The SEO giant plans to revolutionize how the world drives its car.

Search engine juggernaut Google is hoping to alleviate the issue drivers feel when they’re brought…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Did Amazon Just Tease A New Smartphone Device?

Believed to be a holographic 3D smartphone, Amazon is building anticipation for its next event.

In a cagey bit of Internet promotion, Amazon let loose a snippet clip to hype…

By Kevin L. Clark

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New York City Mayor Campaigns for Brooklyn to Host 2016 Democratic National Convention

Bill De Blasio proposes Barclays Center as site for the bid

NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio proposes Brooklyn as host for next DNC.

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More Than 40K Magazine Jobs Lost In the Last Decade

A record number of magazine jobs have vanished over the last decade.

Time Inc. became a true independent company Friday (June 6), which allows it to become…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Target Hacking Aftermath Finds Success In ‘Cartwheel’ App

Browsing Target via mobile devices has jumped 251% in March alone.

Regarded as the largest theft of confidential information in years, Target has been targeted for…

By Kevin L. Clark

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John Kerry Calls Graduating Yale Class ‘Donald Sterling’s Worst Nightmare’

The most diverse class in Yale's history serves as a notice to corporations in America.

Leaving higher education to go into the real world can be an awfully scary place.…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Michelle Obama and Oprah Set to Speak at Maya Angelou’s Memorial Service

FLOTUS and Winfrey amongst speakers at private service

First Lady Michelle Obama and Oprah are slated to speak at Dr. Maya Angelou’s private…

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RECAP: Beats By Dre Premieres ‘The Game Before The Game’

Pegged to the upcoming World Cup, company doubles down on billionaire status

Check out highlights from the world premiere showing of Beats by Dre’s ‘The Game Before…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Poland Leaks President Obama Workout Footage [VIDEO]

Witness the strongest Commander-in-Chief the world has ever seen.

Hotel residents in Warsaw witnessed President Barack Obama doing his part to support First Lady…

By Kevin L. Clark

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LeVar Burton Reveals Future Plans For ‘Reading Rainbow’ App

After hitting their Kickstarter goal, Burton and co. aim for more.

With smashing his goal of $1 million out of the park, LeVar Burton has plenty…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Google Overtakes Apple As No. 1 Most Valuable Brand

More consumers appreciate Google than Apple. Do you agree?

In 2013, Google knocked Apple out of the top spot as the most valued brand…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Longtime Fan Buys Whitney Houston’s ’80s Mansion

Buyer pays $1.5 million to own legendary singer's digs

Fan paid $1.5 million for Whitney Houston’s former New Jersey home.

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30 Twitter Reactions to Justin Bieber’s Racist Video

Is his career finished? Will Biebs be able to recover? Twitter reacts.

It seems that the losses continue to pile up for the Canadian wunderkind known globally…

By Kevin L. Clark

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White House Officials Host Business Leaders for Special Event on Working Fathers

To explore business case for generous workplace flexibility and paid parental leave

Leading up to a summit on working families, the White House is hosting a day…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Crystal Lani Kitt Charged $900,000 In BP Oil Spill Fraud

The Washington, D.C.-area woman was arrested on charges of making fraudulent claims related to the 2010 BP Oil spill.

A woman by the name of Crystal Lani Kitt was arrested by federal agents on…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Oprah Winfrey To Narrate ‘What I Know for Sure’ Audiobook

The OWN Network CEO will narrate the revamped column that she's written for the past 14 years.

With her blessings in order, Oprah Winfrey, also known as the undisputed Queen of All…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Nationwide Minimum Wage Campaign Goes Grassroots

The need for our young to earn more money is apparent, and communities across the U.S. are fighting for higher minimum wages.

After Seattle’s Mayor Ed Murray recently increased the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour,…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Bring your own lunch and use recyclable containers. Making your own instead of ordering a $10 lunch can definitely save pennies, but also, when you make your own lunch in recyclable containers, you help to ensure that plastics won't end up polluting an ocean or river near you.

Share our Strength Uses Smartphones to Help Eliminate Child Hunger

Campaign uses smartphones to help feed kids in need

In response to kids missing meals when school is out, Share our Strength is using…

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Massive Makeover at UniWorld: Changes Reposition Ad Agency for Digital Age

One of nation's leading multicultural advertising agencies takes bold steps into digital age, changes name, launches rebranding initiative

UniWorld Group Announces Rebrand
The longest standing black-owned agency and one of the nation’s leading multicultural…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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President Obama My Brother's Keeper

Broderick Johnson Calls My Brother’s Keeper a Marathon that Goes Beyond Obama Administration

Says 90-day report is a progress report

With the release of the 90-day report, President Obama is calling all Americans to enter…

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Charles Payne Lands New Show on Fox Business Network

"Making Money with Charles Payne" to debut Monday June 2nd, First African American prime-time lead anchor on Fox Business Network

"Making Money with Charles Payne" to debut June 2nd at 6 PM ET
On Monday, June…

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First-Daughter Malia Attends Prom: Date “Classified”

Malia Obama comes of age, dresses in heels for Prom

Boy, time sure does fly. Why? Well, first daughter Malia recently attended her first prom.…

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LeVar Burton Talks Return of Reading Rainbow and Future Plans for the Brand

Actor talks providing universal access for the popular reading show

LeVar Burton talks his reaction to the overwhelming support and future plans for the Reading…

By Courtney Connley

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Michelle Obama Interviews Richard Sherman for Let’s Move Campaign

FLOTUS uses NFL star to help promote healthy eating

Michelle Obama and NFL superstar Richard Sherman team up to promote healthy eating in new…

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Census Bureau To Include Gay Spouses

Same-sex couples no longer to be considered unmarried partners in survey results

Same-sex couples and their families will now be part of the U.S. Census Bureau reporting.…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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President Obama Remembers Maya Angelou

Calls her "one of the brightest lights of our time"

President Obama releases statement in remembrance of Dr. Maya Angelou, calling her “one of the…

By Courtney Connley

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New Study Delivers ‘Overwhelming Evidence’ of Racial Discrimination in the Job Market

CEPR: Racial Discrimination a major feature of the labor market, black men without criminal records faring worse than recently incarcerated white men

For millions of African Americans struggling to get a foot in the door in today’s…

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Author Maya Angelou Dies at 86

Actress, composer, and Hollywood's first female black director

Maya Angelou, singer, dancer, actress, composer, and Hollywood’s first female black director, has died at…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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NAACP: Two Thumbs up for Massachusetts’ New Early Voting Law

Gov Patrick: New law expands access to the ballot, makes it easier to register and vote, makes our democracy better

A new voting bill signed into law by Massachusetts Governor, Deval Patrick is getting two…

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Sen. Rockefeller: Race Clouds GOP View of President Obama

West Virginia Senator standing by Obama Race Remarks

West Virginia Senator Jay Rockefeller: Race Colors GOP view of Obama
Senator Jay Rockefeller is not…

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Life in the ‘Fast Lanes’: How New FCC Vote Could Harm Small Businesses

Federal Communications Commission Vote Could Mean trouble for the "little guy"

The Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) vote last week to allow the new so-called fast lanes…

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Reverend’s Revenge? Can Sharpton Topple Charles Rangel’s Run for 23rd Term in Office?

After years of a simmering political rivalry, Sharpton in prime position to take down Rangel

For the past few decades, the Rev. Al Sharpton and Democratic Representative Charles Rangel have been…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Will Obama Cabinet Shuffle Produce 2016 VP Pick?

Julian Castro to be nominated as HUD Secretary, called Political Rising Star

A small cabinet reshuffle within the Obama administration could have big implications for the next…

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Total Eclipse of the Art: Why has Nigeria banned its “Biggest” Movie?

Nigeria's National Censor Board Refuses to let "Half of a Yellow Sun" play in Cinemas nationwide

“Half of a Yellow Sun”, the sweeping, epic love story about a central cast of…

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Update: U.S. Deploys Troops to Chad in Search of Nigeria’s Missing Schoolgirls

President Obama: These personnel will support intelligence, surveillance missions

#bringbackourgirls campaign rallies continue in Nigeria
The United States has deployed 80 troops to Chad to…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Outrage Growing as scandal at Veteran Affairs Dept. Intensifies

40 allegedly died as result of lengthy waiting times, allegations of falsifying records, President Obama says Behavior is "dishonorable" and "disgraceful"

President Obama speaks out on Veterans Affairs…

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Enforcing Public Dress Codes: Discrimination, Health Issue or Just Plain Nonsense?

Fashion freedom and style censorship are expanding beyond the office. Is it fair?

Cities are banning sagging pants, with a recent alleged arrest in South Carolina for the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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How Your Small Business Can Profit From Walmart’s ‘Open Call’ For New Products

Walmart will give African American manufacturers, among others, an unprecedented opportunity to become suppliers…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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Cornell William Brooks Named New NAACP President

Nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization announces 18th president

NAACP announces New Jersey lawyer and activist Cornell William Brooks as new president

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The Obamas Honor Brown v. Board of Education Anniversary

The president and first lady pay their respects to the historic case

President Obama signs a proclamation honoring the 60th anniversary of Brown’s decision; meanwhile, first lady…

By Courtney Connley

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Beyond Nollywood: New Band of Africa’s “Hottest, Brightest Stars” Sparkle in NYC

Directors, Stars of Africa's hottest new Films descend on New York's Lincoln Center for 21st New York African Film Festival

Mahen Bonetti founder of NYAFF with new band of Africa's stars
After lighting it up at…

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The New York Times Names First African-American Executive Editor

Newspaper makes announcement that Dean Baquet will replace Jill Abramson

The New York Times announces that current managing editor Jean Baquet will take over the…

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Magic Sets Record Straight on Sterling in CNN, TMZ Interviews

"Not once, even today, has he ever apologized to me or the other minorities he offended."

Magic Johnson responds to Donald Sterling's attack
In a telephone interview with TMZ and an interview…

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Assist King: Magic Johnson’s Countless Charitable Contributions

LA Clippers owner's notion that Magic Johnson 'doesn't do anything for black people' heavily flawed

LA Clippers owner’s declaration that Earvin “Magic” Johnson does nothing for black people is heavily…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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LGBT Activist Blasts Donald Sterling’s Rant About Magic Johnson

LA Clippers owner's comments on AIDS during CNN interview draws more criticism

LA Clippers owner’s CNN interview with Anderson Cooper draws more criticism for the scandal-ridden businessman.

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Washingtopn Post endorses Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown for Maryland Governor

Could Anthony Brown Become Maryland’s First Black Governor?

Maryland lieutenant governor endorsed by Washington Post

Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown endorsed for governor by Washington Post.

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Donald Sterling Verbally Attacks Magic Johnson In New Interview

Sterling: Magic Johnson not a good role model for kids, he should be ashamed of himself

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Embattled LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling took some “malicious”…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Rams Pick Michael Sam, NFL Draft’s First Openly Gay Player

News overshadowed by negative tweets about Sam kissing his boyfriend

After bated breath during the NFL draft, Michael Sam was picked up by the St.…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Vanished Without a Trace: Where are Nigeria’s “276″ Missing Schoolgirls?

Nearly a month after girls went missing still more questions than answers

#bringbackourgirls protest, Borno state, Nigeria. Courtesy: Nigerianeye.com
As we honor and pay tribute to mothers across…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Michelle Obama Shows Support For Missing Nigerian Schoolgirls

FLOTUS tweets support to #BringBackOurGirls

FLOTUS tweets support to #BringBackOurGirls

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Update: Bond No.9 Racism Charges Dropped

Owner: Claims so "blatantly false, insulting and personally damaging" I had to defend against them

We want to update you on a Daily News story we reported on, along…

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Nigeria Schoolgirls’ Abduction: U.S. Government Weighs In

White House lends support to #BringBackOurGirls

Secretary of State John Kerry says the U.S. government will work with Nigeria to help…

By Courtney Connley

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Lisa Price: Carol’s Daughter ‘Still Going Strong,’ Despite Bankruptcy Filing

CEO asserts natural beauty brand is resilient and still in business

Carol’s Daughter stores are closing their doors, but the company is not shutting down, CEO…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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How “Money” was the First Round of the NBA playoffs? Nothing but Net.

How the NBA 2014 Playoffs First Round become must-see TV

How the NBA 2014 Playoffs First Round become must-see TV

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Actress Tia Mowry-Hardrict Sues Over Tweets

Actress says she was shortchanged for sponsored Twitter posts

“Sister, Sister” star Tia Mowry-Hardrict is suing for profits not seen for her social media…

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White House Correspondents Association Honors Shunned Pioneer Reporter

Tribute finally paid to ace black reporter barred by White House Press Corps

The White House Correspondents Association honored Harry McAlpin, the first black reporter to attend a…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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$15 Minimum Wage: Seattle Putting Plan in Place for One of Highest Hourly Wages in Nation

Critics say hike not good for economy, unemployment

Seattle mayor has announced plans to implement $15 minimum wage, one of the highest in…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Update: Army to Review Controversial New Hair Policy that “targeted” Black Women

Army ordered to review controversial new hair grooming policy

Critics complain new Army grooming policy targets black women

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NAACP LA Chapter President Resigns Amid Donald Sterling Scandal

Organization faced scrutiny after plans to award Clippers owner

NAACP’s Los Angeles chapter faced scrutiny for plans to award Donald Sterling amidst racism scandal.…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Report: 288,000 Jobs Added, But Jobless Rate For African-Americans Still Alarming

Black unemployment more than double that of white people

The BLS reported job gains in April, but for African-Americans unemployment continues to be a…

By Janell Hazelwood

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NFL’s Top 50 Players For Licensed Products

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson beats Denver Broncos' Peyton Manning as best-selling NFL player

Top NFL players for licensed product sales topped $1 billion

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Race and Beyond: Calling Foul Against Racism in the NBA

The NBA has no tolerance for racism

The NBA shows no tolerance for racism.

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Global Advocates Protest Abduction of Over 200 Nigerian Girls

Global advocates rally for more action in ensuring the girls' return

Nigerian residents demand more action be taken in ensuring the girls safe return

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Grass Greener in Canada? America’s middle-class no longer wealthiest in the world

One reason given is that Americans get a smaller share of the corporate pie than executives, CEO's get more and the minimum wage still remains the same.

Data shows, while our economy has been growing more rapidly than the economies of other…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Botched Oklahoma Execution: Condemned dies after “43 minutes”

Witnesses say it took Clayton Lockett more than forty minutes to die and he was left writhing in agony on the gurney, eventually dying of a heart attack.

An execution using a lethal injection in Oklahoma usually averaged about six minutes.

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Chicago Anti-Violence Leader Killed by Gunfire

Leonore Draper was killed outside of an anti-violence fundraiser

Chicago teenagers organized the anti-violence group Project Orange Tree to initiate efforts and to combat…

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NBA Commissioner Bans Clippers Owner Donald Sterling for Life

Silver slams the door on Sterling shut

The owner will be fined $2.5 million

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The Possible Punishments for Donald Sterling

Former NBA commissioner David Stern preferred to look the other way, at least as far was we know, in the hopes that Sterling wouldn't do anything major to embarrass the NBA or its financial interests

Silver will more than likely look to the “conduct detrimental to the league” clause where…

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Should The LA Clippers’ Players Have Played Sunday?

Some think a bigger stand would have been taken if the players didn't take to the court on Sunday

The league has been accused of not punishing Sterling for earlier antics that showcased his…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Mark Jackson: “Fans Should Boycott Game 5 at Staples Center”

"If it was me, I wouldn't come to the game"

Do you agree?

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Donald Sterling Will Not Receive Second NAACP Lifetime Achievement Award

L.A chapter of NAACP declines to honor Clippers owner Donald Sterling at 100th Anniversary Banquet

Thankfully the NAACP rescinds its honor

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Girls and Guns: Booming Market for Female Gun Instructors

Entrepreneur says female advantage: 'Knowing which side women carry purse'

Female gun instructors in high demand reports entrepreneur. “It can be as simple as knowing…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Racist LA Clippers Owner Faces Twitter Firestorm

Clippers owner Donald Sterling's racist remarks were caught on tape and leaked online, and Twitter users are up in arms about the situation

On Friday, TMZ Sports uncovered a leaked audio recording of LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling…

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‘Village People’ Member Warns LA Clippers Not to Play His Songs

Lead singer, Victor Willis, bans the Donald Sterling team from playing any of his music

They always play these songs at sporting events

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US Army and Black Women at Odds Over Hairstyles

U.S Army regulation banning hairstyles usually adorned by women of color causes backlash

The regulations are among new grooming standards that critics say are meant to further weed…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Guns in Church: Georgia Gov signs “guns everywhere bill”

Georgia governor Nathan Deal signed a new bill that now makes it legal to carry weapons into some schools, bars, restaurants and yes, churches

Governor Deal says the law protects the constitutional rights of the 5 percent of Georgia…

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L.A. Clippers Owner Caught in a Racist Tirade

Donald Sterling: 'It bothers me a lot that you want to broadcast that you’re associating with black people. Do you have to?'

In a shocking audio clip obtained by TMZ, LA Clippers owner, Donald Sterling, goes on…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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“Iverson” Documentary Debuts at Film Festival

Allen Iverson Documentary debuts this weekend at Tribeca Film Festival

Will you check it out?

By Richard Spiropoulos

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President Obama Announces Key Administrative Posts

Among the people he intends to appoint are Alonzo Mourning, Misty Copeland and Jason Collins

What do you think of his choices?

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Lupita Nyong’o is Named People Magazine’s ‘Most Beautiful’

Tops People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful

First an Oscar, now this

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Government Fights Over $250,000 Penny They Gave Away

The government gave away aluminum pennies back in 1973 that are now estimated to be worth $250,000

A judge has been asked to decide who is the real owner of the…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Diddy’s Revolt: 3 Lessons On Disruption, Reinvention & Millennials Changing the Game

Sean Combs talks evolution of music TV at NYC upfront event

Sean “Diddy” Combs, along with Revolt TV executives and staff, held an upfront event in…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Earth Day 2014: How One Poet Uses Her Art To Save a Community

She uses her poetry in the spirit of activism to bring dignity and awareness to a population often dismissed and ignored

Crystal Good’s lineage in West Virginia is six generations deep

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The World’s Smartest Companies List Revealed

MIT Top 50 list of hottest innovators right now

Google is the world’s third smartest company according to a new list by MIT Technology…

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Michigan’s Affirmative Action Ban Upheld by The Supreme Court

Judges vote 8-7 in historic ruling

Proving, once again, the bi-partisan mindset in government today

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Famed Boxer Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter Dead at 76

Carter spent 19 years in prison

‘Eye of the Hurricane: My Path from Darkness to Freedom,’ is the title of his…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Political Powerhouse, Basil Paterson, Dead at 87

Was the father of ex-New York Governor, David Patterson

Basil served in the state Senate in the ’60s, and was appointed by Mayor Ed…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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America’s Highest Paid CEOs Average Salary Earnings Over $10 Million

Here’s the top 10 executives bringing home the fattest paychecks

The media compensation of CEOs of the top 100 U.S. corporations last year was $13.9…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Naughty by Nature Rapper Treach Released from NJ Jail

The rapper/actor settles pending issues related to child support and traffic violations

The Naughty by Nature front man led the cops on a 10 block car chase

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Drake is Slated to Host the 2014 ESPY Awards

The star rapper gets to combine his two loves, sports and performing

Drake is an avid sports fan

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UMass Guard Derrick Gordon Comes Out as First Openly Gay D-1 Player

It was reportedly a shocker to his teammates

This makes Gordon the first openly gay Division I basketball player

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Oakland Taps Black Ad Agency to Rebrand City

Carol H. Williams Advertising looks to give Oaktown a new image

The challenge is contending with media reports that highlight the historically blue collar city’s seedy…

By Alan Hughes

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The American Medical Association announced in June that 20% of medical claims are processed inaccurately by health insurers. Medical billing advocates say the number is even higher.

Uninsured Rate Drops Among Blacks, Low-Income Workers Under Obamacare

All Americans without healthcare nears six-year low

The number of Americans without health insurance dipped to its lowest in nearly six years

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Homeless Mom Who Left Kids in Car During Job Interview Pleads Not Guilty

Shanesha Taylor couldn't find a babysitter to watch her children

What do you think of this case?

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Akintunde Ahmad Has a 5.0 GPA and is Headed To Ivy League

We are so happy for this kid

Oakland teenager has a choice of which schools he can attend in the Ivy League

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Al Sharpton Disputes Claims He Was An FBI Informant

The Smoking Gun reveals that the civil rights activist was a former snitch

Do you believe the story?

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NABJ Co-Founder and Veteran Journalist, Charles Stone Jr. Dead at 89

Founder of the National Association of Black Journalists has died

He died Sunday in Chapel Hill, N.C. at an assisted living facility

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Appoints Black Enterprise COO/CFO, City Finance Commissioner

Jiha will now oversee the agency which collects over $30 billion in tax collection every year.

de Blasio moved quick to replace Goldman

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Baltimore Mayor Announces Acts, Experiences for 2014 African American Festival

The festival will run for 2 days in Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's city

Acts ranging from R&B to Gospel groups will be performing

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Celebrities Who Delivered Obama’s Affordable Care Act Enrollment Victory

More than 100 celebrity endorsers pushed the "get covered" message through public service service announcements, radio appearances and tweets

Key to surpassing President Obama’s goal for HealthCare.govesignups by the March 31 deadline – and…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Is Dave Chappelle Returning to Standup this Summer?

Will you be attending?

Before Kevin Hart fame, Dave Chappelle was easily the highest rated, and paid, comedian in…

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On the Move: Jocelyn Allen to Lead GM Diversity Efforts; Chicago Defender Gets First Female Exec Editor

Both General Motors and the Chicago Defender appoint female power players to top leadership positions.

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Meet Dariany Santana, Co-Host of Women of Power TV

Model and actress Dariany Santana is one of the hosts of Women of Power TV.…

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