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Black Lives Matter

11 Misconceptions About Black Lives Matter, Part 2

Organizers of Black Lives Matter invalidate a few of the myths that currently surround the social justice movement

#BlackLivesMatter is a call to action and a response to the virulent anti-Black racism that…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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deray mckesson

DeRay Mckesson: We Can Live in a World Where Police Don’t Kill People

On Monday, Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson spoke with Katie Couric to address the response to the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, his arrest during the Baton Rouge protest, and the future of the movement

On Monday, Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson spoke with Katie Couric to address the…

By Hailey Wallace

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11 Misconceptions About Black Lives Matter, Part 1

Organizers are debunking a few myths about what the Black Lives Matter movement is and what it isn’t

The phrase “black lives matter” has become a rallying cry for a new chapter in…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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black engineers

The National Society of Black Engineers Calls Out “Septic State of Race Relations”

"Our mutual goal of a diverse engineering workforce is unattainable when black students are more worried for their lives than about their lecture."

The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) released a powerful statement on the recent police…

By Samara Lynn

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Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders Has Finally Endorsed Hillary Clinton

On Tuesday morning Bernie Sanders endorsed Hillary Clinton at a rally in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, signaling the start of a united Democratic push to get Clinton in the White House, and keep Trump out.

On Tuesday morning Bernie Sanders endorsed Hillary Clinton at a rally in Portsmouth, New Hampshire,…

By Hailey Wallace

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Alton Sterling

Alton Sterling and Why Black Entrepreneurship Matters

Nurturing an independent black economy and a strong institutional resource base for black survival in the 21st century

These informal kinds of work carry added importance for black Americans, a demographic that is…

By Jared Brown

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police brutality

Silicon Valley Saviors: Tech to End Police Brutality and More Bloodshed

Alton Sterling, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice... the roster of African Americans killed by police just keeps growing. Gun violence is 24/7. It will take technology to alleviate some of this suffering.

Alton Sterling, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice… the roster of African Americans killed by police just…

By Samara Lynn

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snapchat

Snapchat is Now Big With “Old” Folks

Older users are flocking to messaging app, Snapchat

“Snapchat is just fun.”

By Samara Lynn

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black engineers

Zuckerberg Comments on Facebook Live Role in Castile Shooting

Mark Zuckerberg acknowledges Facebook Live's pivotal role in disclosing the shooting of Philando Castile, writing, "I hope we never have to see another video" like it

Mark Zuckerberg composed a poignant post on Facebook Live’s role in showing the world the…

By Samara Lynn

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Google

Man Angry Over “Being Watched,” Shoots Up, Sets Fire at Google HQ

Man launches series of attacks on Google's compound, enraged at the idea the search engine company was always watching him

A man angry because he believed Google was always watching him, launched a violent attack…

By Samara Lynn

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Take Action

After #AltonSterling and #PhilandoCastile: Take Action

While words cannot effectively convey our horror at the killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, here are a few things we can do to honor their memories

The past 48 hours have left us stunned, heartbroken, and justifiably fearful. While there are…

By Hailey Wallace

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Alton Sterling

Alton Sterling: What We Know So Far

On Tuesday morning, Alton Sterling, 37, was shot to death by Baton Rouge police officers, as shown in a 48-second cellphone video that has since gone viral.

On Tuesday morning, Alton Sterling, 37, was shot to death by Baton Rouge police officers,…

By Hailey Wallace

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Alton Sterling

Alton Sterling: Twitter Responds Back

Baton Rouge police officers gun down unarmed father

It’s happened again.
According to breaking news reports, Alton Sterling was shot and killed by two…

By Cristie Leondis

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clinton email

Clinton Email Saga Is (Finally) Over

FBI Director James Comey announced the end of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of email and her handling of classified information on unsanctioned private servers.

In an admittedly “unusual” press conference on Tuesday morning, FBI Director James Comey announced the…

By Hailey Wallace

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Clinton

House Benghazi Committee Clears Clinton

On Tuesday, the House Benghazi Committee concluded the seemingly never-ending investigation of the 2012 attack on an American embassy that resulted in the deaths of four U.S. citizens

On Tuesday the House Benghazi Committee concluded the seemingly never-ending investigation of the 2012 attack…

By Hailey Wallace

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abortion

SCOTUS Abortion Ruling: What You Need to Know

In a stunning victory for women’s rights, the Supreme Court's ruling in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt has deemed a number of Texas’ abortion restrictions unconstitutional

In a stunning victory for women’s rights, the Supreme Court’s ruling in Whole Woman’s Health…

By Hailey Wallace

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jesse williams

BE Modern Man: Jesse Williams Addresses America at the BET Awards

BE Modern Man honors 100 men making an impact in their career, community, and relationships

Grey’s Anatomy actor and social activist Jesse Williams prophetically addressed America during his awards speech…

By Daron Pressley

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gun control

Gun Control Advocacy or Political Theatrics

Advancing the gun control debate or partisan political theater?

In the wake of the shooting rampage in Orlando, Florida, Democrats have sought to renew…

By John Burnett

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brexit

U.K. Leaves EU: What You Need to Know About Brexit

The U.K.'s decision has plunged the global economy into a tailspin, sending the pound plummeting while right-wing nationalists celebrate

The United Kingdom has voted to leave the European Union, with 52% voting Leave and…

By Hailey Wallace

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John Lewis

John Lewis Leads Congressional Sit-In To Address Gun Violence

The civil rights icon and Democratic legislators take over House Floor

Civil Rights icon John Lewis is the last living organizer of the historic 1963 March…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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How to Hire Talent That Will Complement Your Team and Culture

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grief

How to Deal With Grief While at Work

Regardless of where you live in the world, all of us in some way have…

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