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Sen. Rockefeller: Race Clouds GOP View of President Obama Life in the ‘Fast Lanes’: How New FCC Vote Could Harm Small Businesses Reverend’s Revenge? Can Sharpton Topple Charles Rangel’s Run for 23rd Term in Office? Will Obama Cabinet Shuffle Produce 2016 VP Pick? Total Eclipse of the Art: Why has Nigeria banned its “Biggest” Movie? Update: U.S. Deploys Troops to Chad in Search of Nigeria’s Missing Schoolgirls Outrage Growing as scandal at Veteran Affairs Dept. Intensifies Enforcing Public Dress Codes: Discrimination, Health Issue or Just Plain Nonsense? How Your Small Business Can Profit From Walmart’s ‘Open Call’ For New Products Cornell William Brooks Named New NAACP President The Obamas Honor Brown v. 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. Actress Tia Mowry-Hardrict Sues Over Tweets White House Correspondents Association Honors Shunned Pioneer Reporter $15 Minimum Wage: Seattle Putting Plan in Place for One of Highest Hourly Wages in Nation Update: Army to Review Controversial New Hair Policy that “targeted” Black Women NAACP LA Chapter President Resigns Amid Donald Sterling Scandal Report: 288,000 Jobs Added, But Jobless Rate For African-Americans Still Alarming NFL’s Top 50 Players For Licensed Products Race and Beyond: Calling Foul Against Racism in the NBA Global Advocates Protest Abduction of Over 200 Nigerian Girls Grass Greener in Canada? America’s middle-class no longer wealthiest in the world Botched Oklahoma Execution: Condemned dies after “43 minutes” Chicago Anti-Violence Leader Killed by Gunfire NBA Commissioner Bans Clippers Owner Donald Sterling for Life The Possible Punishments for Donald Sterling Should The LA Clippers’ Players Have Played Sunday? 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? Apply Here Drake is Slated to Host the 2014 ESPY Awards UMass Guard Derrick Gordon Comes Out as First Openly Gay D-1 Player Oakland Taps Black Ad Agency to Rebrand City Uninsured Rate Drops Among Blacks, Low-Income Workers Under Obamacare Homeless Mom Who Left Kids in Car During Job Interview Pleads Not Guilty Akintunde Ahmad Has a 5.0 GPA and is Headed To Ivy League Al Sharpton Disputes Claims He Was An FBI Informant NABJ Co-Founder and Veteran Journalist, Charles Stone Jr. Dead at 89 NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Appoints Black Enterprise COO/CFO, City Finance Commissioner Baltimore Mayor Announces Acts, Experiences for 2014 African American Festival Celebrities Who Delivered Obama’s Affordable Care Act Enrollment Victory Is Dave Chappelle Returning to Standup this Summer? Virginia Couple Wins Lottery for the Third Time Black Florida Residents Demand End to Unfair Prosecution of Blacks Charlotte Mayor Arrested for Taking Bribes From the FBI LAPD Investigating ‘Scandal’ Star Columbus Short Over Alleged Bar Fight Judge Joe Brown Arrested and Thrown in Jail for Contempt of Court White House Announces Plans to Expand Opportunities for Women and Working Families Tiger Woods Won’t Play Arnold Palmer Invitational President Obama Picks Michigan St. to Win it All President Jimmy Carter to Visit CBS’s ‘Late Show with David Letterman Boston Columnist Notes Record Graduation Rates for Black Players in NCAA Men’s Basketball Stunningly Low Number of Black Students Admitted to Prestigous NYC School ’12 Years a Slave’ Doubles Box Office Sales After Oscar Win Nia Long Talks ‘The Single Moms Club’ Black Entrepreneurs Participate in NYC Vegetarian Food Festival 5 Most Pressing National Issues For 2014 Senate Rejects Obama Civil Rights Nominee Over Mumia Abu Jamal Case P&G and Dr. Ian Want You to Tuck In and Turn Off Obama Faces Major Foreign Policy Test in Showdown with Putin Economy Recovering? U.S. Exports Continue to Grow Junior Senator Cory Booker Faces Off With The Most Polarized Congress In American History San Francisco Tech Interns Earn More Than Median U.S. Household White House Screening of ‘A Trip to Bountiful’ Honors Cicely Tyson Women of Power: Preparing Young Girls For STEM Careers My Brother’s Keeper–”for the Sake of America’s Future” President Obama Starts Initiative For Young Black Men How Obama Plans To Win His Minimum Wage Campaign 2014 Black Enterprise Women Of Power In The White House: Michelle Obama and Valerie Jarrett Civil Rights Group Calls on Florida to Retry Michael Dunn, Repeal Stand Your Ground Verizon Foundation Offers Student Entrepreneurs Prizes, Mentoring to Launch Business Ventures White House Launches Education Summits Why President Obama’s New SBA Administrator Will Be Good for Minority Business Detroit’s New Economic Initiative Receives More Than $33 Million Nelson Mandela’s Will Details Released Missouri Defensive Linesman; 2014 NFL Draft Prospect Michael Sam Comes Out George Zimmerman’s Celebrity Boxing Match with DMX: Canceled Lala’s New Book Makes NY Times Best Sellers List Oklahoma Speaker of the House To Run For Senate Seat Minority Youth Are More Entrepreneurial Inclined [Report] America’s Young Generation Talks Back To President Obama Maryland Home to Most Millionaire Families in USA; Tops in Black Families Queen Latifah Officiates Marriages of 34 Gay (and Straight) Couples at Grammy’s Union Membership Bounces Back Somewhat, Manufacturing Credited Lincoln Teams with Aloe Blacc to Create Interactive Music Video Experience Give1 Project to Host Inaugural Women’s Leadership Conference in Dakar Love & Hip Hop Stars Launch New Restaurant Less than One Week to File W-2 and 1099s 37th Black Heritage Stamp to Honor Shirley Chisholm President Obama Appoints LGBT Advocate To National Education Commission Surprised? Study Shows Dark Skinned People are Viewed as Less Intelligent J.C Penney to Close Stores And Layoff 2,000 Workers Is Apple Attempting to Diversify its Corporate Board? Shonda Rhimes Speaks Out About DGA Diversity Award Scandal Season Cut Down By 4 Episodes Cicely Tyson to be Honored at Women of Power Awards Unwrap Chicago Campaign Hopes to Pump $100 Million Into Chicago’s Economy Nelson Mandela: A Global Hero Goes to Glory The New Yorker’s Tribute to Nelson Mandela Is Pretty Fantastic Hero for the World: The Death of Nelson Mandela [Obituary] Global Icon Nelson Mandela Dead at 95 Standing While Black? Teens Arrested in Rochester at Bus Stop President Obama’s Reaction to Race During His Terms Lincoln Gives Back with Mike Epps and Big Sean Henry Louis Gates, Jr. PBS Series Finale Airs Tuesday Detroit Woman Receives Racist Text From Limo Company Rev. Al Sharpton Meets with Macy’s CEO About Racial Profiling KCnext Announces “Reverse Pitch” Event in Kansas City Minimum Wage Proposal Has Growing Support From White House Reverend Al Sharpton Discusses His New Book ‘The Rejected Stone’ House Republicans Off Base: Small Businesses Support Employment Non-Discrimination Act US Senate Passes Employment Non-Discrimination Act Nearly 20 Years Later Tips for Translating Military Experience to Civilian Employment Jim Jones and Chrissy Lampkin Discuss Harlem Gentrification Shopping While Black? ‘Treme’ Star Sues Macy’s in NYC for Racial Profiling American Apparel Showcases Offensive Halloween Display Kevin Powell Launches BK [Building Knowledge] Nation City of Detroit CFO Resigns After Distasteful Trayvon Martin Comment President Obama to Address Website Glitches

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West Virginia Senator Jay Rockefeller: Race Colors GOP view of Obama

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…

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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…

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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…

By Courtney Connley

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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…

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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.

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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”…

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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…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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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.…

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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

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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.

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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…

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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…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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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…

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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?

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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…

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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

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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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

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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

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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…

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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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Virginia Couple Wins Lottery for the Third Time

Don't you wish you had their luck?

This Virginia couple continues to win the lottery

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Black Florida Residents Demand End to Unfair Prosecution of Blacks

Domestic violence survivor faces 60 years in prison for firing warning shot

Have you heard of the case of Marissa Alexander?

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Charlotte Mayor Arrested for Taking Bribes From the FBI

Cannon joined Charlotte's City Council in 1993

Do you believe Cannon would do such things?

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LAPD Investigating ‘Scandal’ Star Columbus Short Over Alleged Bar Fight

The 31-year-old is best known for playing 'Harrison Wright' in the hit ABC series

Short has a history of run-ins with the law

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Judge Joe Brown Arrested and Thrown in Jail for Contempt of Court

Brown, 66, is running for public office in Shelby County

Would you vote for Judge Joe Brown?

By Darren Sands

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White House Announces Plans to Expand Opportunities for Women and Working Families

Valerie Jarrett notes the need to establish economic programs for women in light of the fact that women comprise half of the U.S. workforce

President Obama has announced that he will host a White House summit on working families…

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Tiger Woods Won’t Play Arnold Palmer Invitational

Woods says he'll work with doctors to get healthy for Augusta

The Masters Tournament is now officially in jeopardy for Tiger Woods

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President Obama Picks Michigan St. to Win it All

Obama says Spartans will win it all

Tom Izzo and the Spartans are in the spotlight

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President Jimmy Carter to Visit CBS’s ‘Late Show with David Letterman

Visit will be the former president's third to the Ed Sullivan Theatre

President Jimmy Carter won’t be the only Jimmy on late night television

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Boston Columnist Notes Record Graduation Rates for Black Players in NCAA Men’s Basketball

Rates improve for athletes, columnist finds

Black graduation for players in the tournament is no longer March Madness.

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Stunningly Low Number of Black Students Admitted to Prestigous NYC School

Single-test rule is racially dicsriminatory, critics say

A lack of diversity at selective high schools in New York City has some critics…

By Darren Sands

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’12 Years a Slave’ Doubles Box Office Sales After Oscar Win

Are you surprised by the sharp uptick in sales?

Oscar award night was a good one for 12 Years a Slave, and the week…

By Sasha King

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Nia Long Talks ‘The Single Moms Club’

Nia Long talks co-starring with son Massai in the film 'Single Moms Club'

Nia Long can be found in countless movies over the course of her 43 years

By Sasha King

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Black Entrepreneurs Participate in NYC Vegetarian Food Festival

Entrepreneurs showcase their conscious living businesses

Last weekend the 4th annual NYC Vegetarian Food Festival was in full swing and BE…

By Suncear Scretchen

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5 Most Pressing National Issues For 2014

Will Congress come together to move beyond its “do nothing” label to pass key legislation this term

What’s the most pressing issue in your opinion?

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Senate Rejects Obama Civil Rights Nominee Over Mumia Abu Jamal Case

Adegbile's involvement in the Mumia Abu Jamal defense cost him

With support from several members of his own party, President Obama was delivered a crushing…

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P&G and Dr. Ian Want You to Tuck In and Turn Off

The celebrity physician and consumer good company team up to help you get a good night’s sleep

When asked about the effect lack of sleep has on the workforce, the doctor points…

By Suncear Scretchen

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Obama Faces Major Foreign Policy Test in Showdown with Putin

Will Obama get tough with Putin?

Facing one of his greatest foreign policy crises, President Obama declared Monday that Russia’s military…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Economy Recovering? U.S. Exports Continue to Grow

Products and services sold overseas supporting more jobs

Will this hold up?

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Junior Senator Cory Booker Faces Off With The Most Polarized Congress In American History

The hyperconnected NJ senator is eager to enact policies that will shape the nation

It was within a week of being sworn into the U.S. Senate that former Newark…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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In "The Internship," Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn play Google interns. According to Glassdoor, they are the ninth-highest paying company for interns.

San Francisco Tech Interns Earn More Than Median U.S. Household

Software and services company Palantir takes the top spot, paying about $7,000 per month

Being an intern doesn’t sound so bad after all

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White House Screening of ‘A Trip to Bountiful’ Honors Cicely Tyson

Cicely Tyson honored by Michelle Obama at White House screening of 'A Trip to Bountiful'

Will you check it out?

By Sasha King

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Women of Power: Preparing Young Girls For STEM Careers

Symposium tackles the issue of increasing the number of black women in science, technology, engineering and math related ndustries

How do we bring more young women into the field of STEM and keep them…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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My Brother’s Keeper–”for the Sake of America’s Future”

Everyone was talking about My Brother’s Keeper, President Obama’s initiative launched yesterday that specifically addresses…

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President Obama Starts Initiative For Young Black Men

My Brother's Keeper will search for ways to intervene in the lives of young black men throughout the US

Do you know the percentage of young black men who grow up without knowing their…

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How Obama Plans To Win His Minimum Wage Campaign

Do you think the minimum wage will be raised?

In his weekly address, President Obama focused on his latest campaign: raising the minimum wage

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2014 Black Enterprise Women Of Power In The White House: Michelle Obama and Valerie Jarrett

The First Lady and the White House's senior advisor are shaping national agendas

The Black Enterprise Women of Power February2014 issue spotlights remarkable women, whose individual and collective…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Civil Rights Group Calls on Florida to Retry Michael Dunn, Repeal Stand Your Ground

Hung jury in murder trial of unarmed teen fuels debate over shoot first laws

Many complexities in the latest round of judicial decisions

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Verizon Foundation Offers Student Entrepreneurs Prizes, Mentoring to Launch Business Ventures

Verizon is providing a $60k grant to support this year's SmartPitch Challenge

This spring, a diverse group of young entrepreneurs from the City University of New York…

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White House Launches Education Summits

First stop in the series is Atlanta at Morehouse College. Goal is to improve academic achievement of black students

The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans (WHIEEAA) is launching a series…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Why President Obama’s New SBA Administrator Will Be Good for Minority Business

Maria Contreras-Sweet has firsthand small business and banking experience

The newly appointed head of the Small Business Administration (SBA), Maria Contreras-Sweet would bring years…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Detroit Bankruptcy Turns Spotlight to Business Development

Detroit’s New Economic Initiative Receives More Than $33 Million

NEI awarded $76 million in grants which helped to create more than 675 companies

Working to return Detroit to its position as a global economic leader

By C. Daniel Baker

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Nelson Mandela’s Will Details Released

The beneficiaries have been revealed

Nearly two months after his death, details of Nelson Mandela’s will have been released

By Sasha King

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Missouri Defensive Linesman; 2014 NFL Draft Prospect Michael Sam Comes Out

Is the league ready for its first openly gay pro-football player?

The 24-year-old Sam, who just completed his senior season with the Missouri Tigers, has been…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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George Zimmerman’s Celebrity Boxing Match with DMX: Canceled

Promoter said he's missing out on million-dollar pay day

It’s off

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Lala’s New Book Makes NY Times Best Sellers List

The Love Playbook tackles relationship issues many women encounter

Last week Tuesday, Jan 28th, Lala Anthony’s book The Love Playbook went on sale

By Sasha King

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Oklahoma Speaker of the House To Run For Senate Seat

T.W Shannon to run for the remainder of Sen. Tom Coburn's term

Current speaker of the house for Oklahoma T. W. Shannon is entering the race for…

By Sasha King

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Minority Youth Are More Entrepreneurial Inclined [Report]

Four in 10 US students plan to start a business but face few opportunities to learn necessary skills

Young people are interested in starting their own businesses more than ever

By Carolyn M. Brown

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America’s Young Generation Talks Back To President Obama

The League of Young Voters deliver their State of The Youth Address

The League empowers young people nationwide to participate in the democratic process

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Maryland Home to Most Millionaire Families in USA; Tops in Black Families

Did you know this?

The state of Maryland has the highest percentage of millionaire families and black families who…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Queen Latifah Officiates Marriages of 34 Gay (and Straight) Couples at Grammy’s

Mass wedding ceremony performed on stage during the show

Hip-Hop diva Queen Latifah officiated the on-stage marriages of 34 couples from all walks of…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Union Membership Bounces Back Somewhat, Manufacturing Credited

Construction and manufacturing among industries driving increases

The increase is possibly the result of an uptick in domestic manufacturing

By Alan Hughes

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Lincoln Teams with Aloe Blacc to Create Interactive Music Video Experience

The video was teased during Sunday night’s Grammy Awards telecast and is available on the Lincoln YouTube channel

The collaboration with Blacc is Lincoln’s latest approach to surround cultural conversation of its vehicles…

By Kimberly Wilson

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Give1 Project to Host Inaugural Women’s Leadership Conference in Dakar

The vision of the conference is to bring powerful, diverse women from around the world who are current and future leaders with a powerful message

The Give 1 Project will host its inaugural Women’s Leadership Conference in Dakar, Senegal March…

By Kimberly Wilson

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Love & Hip Hop Stars Launch New Restaurant

Love & Hip Hop down time leads to restaurant launch

Reality stars know the key to making money is staying relevant and staying diversified

By Sasha King

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Less than One Week to File W-2 and 1099s

Jan. 31 is the deadline for issuing W-2 or 1099-MISC for your small business employees

If you your business used a freelancer or subcontractor the deadline to provide wage and…

By C. Daniel Baker

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37th Black Heritage Stamp to Honor Shirley Chisholm

US Postal Service plans unveiling Black History Month stamps on January 31st

January is quickly coming to a close and with that brings the beginning of Black…

By Sasha King

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President Obama Appoints LGBT Advocate To National Education Commission

National Black Justice Coalition’s Sharon Lettman-Hicks is one of 15 members charged with improving educational outcomes of African Americans

The National Education Commission has a new member

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Surprised? Study Shows Dark Skinned People are Viewed as Less Intelligent

Have you heard of "skin tone memory bias"?

Do you think that people are judged according to the color of their skin?

By Sasha King

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J.C Penney to Close Stores And Layoff 2,000 Workers

J.C Penney will close stores by May in a plan to turnaround profits.

After a year and half of struggling, J.C Penney has decided to close 3% of…

By Sasha King

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Is Apple Attempting to Diversify its Corporate Board?

After pressure from shareholders Apple will try to change the corporate charter to include women and minorities

Are you happy about this move by the big brand?

By Sasha King

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Shonda Rhimes Speaks Out About DGA Diversity Award

Scandal and Grey's Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes speaks out about the 2014 Diversity Award

Last Saturday the Director’s Guild of America held their award ceremony

By Sasha King

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Scandal Season Cut Down By 4 Episodes

Kerry Washington's pregnancy makes it hard for Olivia Pope to strut

Did you catch the finale?

By Sasha King

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Cicely Tyson to be Honored at Women of Power Awards

Black Enterprise to present its highest recognition of women's achievement at the 2014 Women of Power Summit in Boca Raton, Fla

Black Enterprise will present the Legacy Awards, its highest recognition of women’s achievement, at the…

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Local First Chicago Launches 2013 Unwrap Chicago Campaign

Unwrap Chicago Campaign Hopes to Pump $100 Million Into Chicago’s Economy

Shopping at local businesses could pump more than $100 million into Chicago's economy

Local First is launching a year-long program called Eat, Drink & Buy Local 365 to…

By C. Daniel Baker

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On his first meeting with former South African President Nelson Mandela   "The new South Africa needs us. To be specific, if a truly, multiracial state will grow out of apartheid’s ashes, it needs contributions of African American skills and financial resources. That was the message President Mandela delivered to a gathering of prominent black American business and political leaders when he visited BLACK ENTERPRISE’s offices a year after he gained his freedom. Black America has created, sustained and grown its own businesses and sent executives to the nation’s largest corporations. South Africa needs this knowledge."

Nelson Mandela: A Global Hero Goes to Glory

Earl G. Graves, Sr., the Founder and Publisher of BlackEnterprise talks the legacy of Mandela

Nelson Mandela left this mortal plane on Dec. 5, 2013, 22 years almost to the…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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The New Yorker’s Tribute to Nelson Mandela Is Pretty Fantastic

Image was released Thursday night via Twitter.

Image was released Thursday night via Twitter.

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Hero for the World: The Death of Nelson Mandela [Obituary]

Mandela was revered as the father of the "Rainbow Nation"

Obama said he was especially impressed by Mandela’s efforts to reconcile blacks and whites during…

By Cliff Hocker

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Global Icon Nelson Mandela Dead at 95

Mandela had been battling various illnesses

A hero for the world

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Standing While Black? Teens Arrested in Rochester at Bus Stop

Three teenage students were arrested while waiting for a bus to a scrimmage game

Three students in Rochester, NY were arrested the day before Thanksgiving for standing in front…

By Sasha King

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President Obama’s Reaction to Race During His Terms

What score would you give President Obama on his racial stance?

If you gave President Barack Obama a grade for his impact on the African American…

By Sasha King

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Lincoln Gives Back with Mike Epps and Big Sean

The annual charity event distributed more than 600 turkeys, 100 hams and other holiday dinner items to Detroit residents

Lincoln Motor Company teamed with some of the biggest names in the worlds of sports…

By Kimberly Wilson

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Henry Louis Gates, Jr. PBS Series Finale Airs Tuesday

The last episode of "African Americans: Many Rivers To Cross" covers 1968-2013.

The series finale will detail the African American journey from 1968-2013

By Sasha King

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Detroit Woman Receives Racist Text From Limo Company

Text message insulted black people

Has this ever happened to you?

By Sasha King

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Rev. Al Sharpton Meets with Macy’s CEO About Racial Profiling

NAN and Rev. Al Sharpton meet with Macy's CEO to discuss racial profiling prevention

Sharpton stands up for those profiled while shopping

By Sasha King

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KCnext Announces “Reverse Pitch” Event in Kansas City

Google selected the Kansas City metro area for the roll-out of its Google Fiber service

Home to 2.5 million people, the Kansas City region offers the benefits of more than…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Minimum Wage Proposal Has Growing Support From White House

The White House has thrown its weight behind a proposal to raise the federal minimum wage to at least $10 an hour

Will it pass both the House and the Senate?

By C. Daniel Baker

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Reverend Al Sharpton Discusses His New Book ‘The Rejected Stone’

Are you going to pick up a copy?

The book, published by Cash Money Content, is his first in over a decade

By Sasha King

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House Republicans Off Base: Small Businesses Support Employment Non-Discrimination Act

Business owners believe nondiscrimination policies boost bottom lines

Senior House Republican aides say the bill is unlikely to come up in the chamber…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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US Senate Passes Employment Non-Discrimination Act Nearly 20 Years Later

Without ENDA, African American LGBT workers face double, triple discrimination

The passage of the act was supported on both sides

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Tips for Translating Military Experience to Civilian Employment

3 steps veterans can take to translate their military experience to civilian employment

In honor of Veterans Day, the Real Warriors Campaign offers advice for how to translate…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Jim Jones and Chrissy Lampkin Discuss Harlem Gentrification

Jim Jones and Chrissy Lampkin discuss how gentrification has changed Harlem

Gentrification can be messy for the people that are displaced

By Sasha King

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Shopping While Black? ‘Treme’ Star Sues Macy’s in NYC for Racial Profiling

Rob Brown was arrested in Macy's after purchasing a Movado watch for his mother birthday

Have you been racially profiled entering a store?

By Sasha King

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American Apparel Showcases Offensive Halloween Display

Ebony.com writer discusses her feelings on the American Apparel Halloween display

Did you ever see the display?

By Sasha King

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Kevin Powell Launches BK [Building Knowledge] Nation

Activist Kevin Powell launches BK (Building Knowledge) Nation

The activist and author continues to give back

By Sasha King

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City of Detroit CFO Resigns After Distasteful Trayvon Martin Comment

Jim Bonsall, the former CFO of Detroit, resigned amidst an investigation into distasteful comments referring to Trayvon Martin.

Detroit CFO, Jim Bonsall was reported asking “if he could shoot someone in a hoodie”

By Sasha King

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President Obama to Address Website Glitches

Administration working to fix healthcare application process plagued with problems since open enrollment

Will this issue be fixed soon?

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Women of Power: 10 Education Leaders Who are Making a Difference

In honor of Dr. Beverly Tatum receiving the 2015 Black Enterprise Women of Power Barbara…

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Women of Power: 10 Entrepreneurs at the Top of Their Game

With research showing women as the leading forces in entrepreneurship, we rounded up a list…

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