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Historic! KKK and NAACP Leaders Meet in Wyoming Knockoff Salesman Allegedly Plotted to Kill Black and Jewish Leaders Racist Big Brother Contestant Aaryn Gries Gets Evicted White Supremacist Hopes to Build Town in North Dakota Ford Adds 1,400 Jobs to Struggling Detroit After Shifting Manufacturing from Mexico IRS Says Same-Sex Couples Can File Joint Returns Rep. Joe Walsh Wants His “Dream” For Black America to Be Realized 10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Michael Jackson US Economy Growing Faster Than Expected March On Washington 50: We Must Ring The Bell Of Economic Freedom President Obama Delivers March on Washington 50th Anniversary Speech [Live Stream] Johnny Gill Sues Four Seasons Hotel Over Racist Attack Will Manufacturing Jobs Return to the US? 20 Things You Didn’t Know About The March on Washington March on Washington Infographic: Black America 50 Years Later Lamar Odom Returns Home to Wife March On Washington, Realizing the Dream Postal Service Issues March On Washington Stamp Trayvon Martin’s Parents Talk Entrepreneurship Civil Rights and LGBT Leaders Join Forces for 50th Anniversary March on Washington Events Bernice King Defends Herself Against Anti-Gay Remarks National Unemployment Rate Drops While Most States Hemorrhage Jobs US Manufacturing Industry Making a Comeback President Obama to Meet with Financial Regulators Paula Deen Race Discrimination Suit Dismissed In Harlem, NYC Mayoral Candidates Spar On Economic Growth for Minorities Obama To Honor Oprah and Gay Civil Rights Activist Bayard Rustin The Black Enterprise Education Action Guide Minority Contractors Fight For More Fed Dollars Do People of Color Pay a ‘Respectability Tax’ With Few Options, City of Detroit Files for Bankruptcy Vibe and KFC Partner to Celebrate Dads With ‘Fresh Fathers’ Campaign 7-Eleven Celebrates 86th Birthday with Free Slurpee Drink Promotion Being a Workplace Bully Pays Off? One Study Says Yes General Motors Ranks No.1, Appoints First Black Female Officer Howard Univ. Deans Urge Dismissal of Chief Financial Officer Judge Dismisses Cases Against Elmo Puppeteer Kevin Clash Rena Price, Catalyst For Watts Riots, Dead At 97 Obama Launches ‘Power Africa’ Initiative Another One! Jermaine Dupri Owes IRS $800K Why Obama’s Africa Trip Matters Congressman Apologizes for ‘Uncle Thomas’ Tweet Aimed at Clarence ‘Selfie’ of George Zimmerman’s Attorney Goes Viral Paula Deen’s New Cookbook Canceled by Publisher NYC Mayor: City’s Minorities Are Stopped ‘Too Little’ Jesse Jackson Jr.’s Home Facing Forfeiture Young Intellectual Phenom: Two-Year-Old Joins Mensa Ranks New York City Sick Leave Law Gives Workers Relief After 19 Months, FAMU Band to March Again Paula Deen’s Diabetes Drug Deal in Jeopardy Obamas Visit ‘Door of No Return’ on Goree Island, Senegal Paula Deen Calls Jesse Jackson for Help on ‘N-Word Gate’ Chick-fil-A CEO Tweets it’s a ‘Sad Day’ After DOMA Passes Obama’s Promises to Africa in Spotlight on Rare Trip Nelson Mandela: Media in Dispute Over Icon’s Condition Will.i.am Suing Pharrell for Trademark Infringement School Apologizes for Trying to Ban Afro Puffs and Twisted Braids Trayvon Martin’s Friend Testifies About Teen’s Final Moments Nelson Mandela on Life Support John L. Dotson Jr., First Black Newspaper Publisher, Dies at 76 Black Woman Set For Texas’ 500th Execution Interracial Couple Launches ‘We are the 15 Percent’ Website U.S. Supreme Court Radically Alters Voting Rights Act Witness Says Fan Called Scottie Pippen the N-Word, Spit on Him GOP Makes Black Republicans a Priority in June ‘Meh’: Supreme Court Punts on Affirmative Action Russia Provides Passage to ‘Whistleblower’ Edward Snowden Is the SCOTUS Ruling Bad for Affirmative Action Supporters? Paula Deen Dropped By Smithfield Foods Chris Brown is Accused Of Assaulting Woman NAACP to Hold Sanford Town Hall at Start of Zimmerman Trial Brown’s Bold Bid to Become Maryland’s Next Governor Paula Deen: Angry Patrons Defending Celebrity Cook Nelson Mandela in Critical Condition Billboard: “Jay-Z’s Samsung Release Won’t Count” President Obama: “No More Excuses On Immigration Reform” Obama May Meet With Mandela During Upcoming Trip to Africa Afro-Latina Seeks Costa Rican Presidency Suspect Arrested for Murder of Lil Snupe Paula Deen’s Show Axed from The Food Network House Rejects Farm Bill Over Food Stamp Fights CA Ordered to Free Inmates From Overcrowded Prisons GOP Official Sends Racist Email About Black Female GOP Candidate, Resigns Mostly White, All-Female Jury Chosen for George Zimmerman Trial For Youth Jobs, White House Pushes Involvement Fredrick Douglass Statue Erected on Capitol Hill Mistrial Declared for Detroit Cop Who Killed 7 Year Old Girl Paula Deen Admits to Using ‘N-Word’, Wanted Blacks to Dress as Slaves at Wedding George Zimmerman Jury Selection Enters Next Phase Dating Sites Are in ‘Singles’ Game Night Business NY Teacher Raises $14K to Take Underprivileged Kids to ‘American Girl’ Rapper J.Cole Blackmailed by Fan on Twitter G.O.P. Goes After Women’s Abortion Access, Again Lil Wayne Tramples on American Flag in New Video NAACP Praises SCOTUS Ruling on National Voting Rights Act NSA Searched Phone Records of Less Than 300 People Sanford Police Chief Works to Ease Racial Tensions Survey: Most Men Aspire to be Dads University Student Expelled for Being Lesbian Must Repay Scholarship Beyoncé Settles Lawsuit with Video Game Company DJ Quik’s Daughter Charged With 1st Degree Murder Supreme Court Ruling: Gene Tests Could Get Cheaper Layoffs: Chicago School System Issues 850 Pink Slips Obama On Father’s Day: “Good Parenting Isn’t Easy” Cathy Hughes Named to Thurgood Marshall College Fund Board On Brink of Bankruptcy, Detroit Stops Debt Payments, Cuts Pensions Morehouse Student Murdered Near School George Zimmerman’s Dad Releases $3.99 E-Book Calling Blacks ‘Racist’ U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin to Step Down Dunkin Donuts to Honor Workers Who Endured Racist Rant Zimmerman Jury to be Sequestered iSource Sues Rocawear for Over $450,000 Halle Berry is Having a Baby Boy Soledad O’Brien’s New Gig: HBO’s ‘Real Sports’ Stop-And-Frisk: NYPD Facing Federal Takeover ACLU Files Suit Against Obama Administration Over Phone Surveillance NY Restaurant Eliminates Tips, Pays Servers Living Wage Instead Wildwood, N.J. Set to Hit Saggy Jeans Offenders in the Pocket Judge: Movie Studio Interns Should Have Been Paid Southern Baptists Re-elect its First Black President Grandmother Witnesses Cop Kill Sleeping Girl, 7 Aja Brown,31, Wins Compton Mayoral Race Daycare Worker Fired for Getting Pregnant Out of Wedlock Cory Booker Has Early Lead in NJ Senate Race Medgar Evers’ Widow Keeping Husband’s Legacy Alive Reality Star Kenya Moore Countersues Landlady for ‘Lying’ Chris Brown May Face Charges in Frank Ocean Fight George Zimmerman’s Murder Trial Begins Nelson Mandela Remains in Serious Condition Woman in Iconic Gordon Parks Photo Honored Obama Stops Opposing Morning After Pill for Girls Woman Arrested for Mailing Poisonous Letters to Obama, Bloomberg Man Who Fathered 22 Kids by 14 Different Women Can’t Pay Child Support Cory Booker Announces Run for U.S. Senate Black Unemployment Rate Went Up in May Smithsonian Hosts Black Women’s Hair Forum Miguel’s Rep Insists That he Practiced his Jump Twice Remy Hair Heists on the Rise Feds Recommend 4 Years in Prison for Jesse Jackson Jr. Judge Says Minorities ‘Prone to Violence’ Michael Jackson’s Daughter, Paris, Tries to Commit Suicide Black Hedge Fund Manager Is a Fraud, Prosecutors Say Boss Moves: Delta Sigma Theta Set to Open School in Haiti Maryland Workers Stage Protest Against Workplace Discrimination Obama Wants High Speed Internet for all Students N.C. Repeals Its Death Penalty Racial Bias Law Houston Police Chief Calls Chad Holley Beating ‘Sickening’ Cheerios Exec Says Controversial Ad Reflects ‘An American Family’ Michelle Obama Shuts Down Heckler at Fundraiser Sherri Shepherd is Having a Baby Through a Surrogate

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Historic! KKK and NAACP Leaders Meet in Wyoming

NAACP and KKK meet to discuss violence in Wyoming.

This past Saturday, leaders of the branches of the KKK and NAACP met in Casper,…

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Knockoff Salesman Allegedly Plotted to Kill Black and Jewish Leaders

Richard Schmidt plead guilty to counterfeiting and federal gun charges.

An Ohio man, Richard Schmidt, who was under investigation for selling fake sports memorabilia was…

By Sasha King

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Racist Big Brother Contestant Aaryn Gries Gets Evicted

Gries claims that although she made racist comments she is in fact not a racist.

The CBS reality game show Big Brother evicted Aaryn Gries on the Thursday night show.…

By Sasha King

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White Supremacist Hopes to Build Town in North Dakota

Neo-nazi Craig Cobb hopes to get enough white supremacists to his settlement.

A community in North Dakota is rallying together to prevent one of their neighbors from…

By Sasha King

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Alan Mulally, Ford President and CEO, celebrates with team members during the Fusion Job One event at Flat Rock Assembly Plant.

Ford Adds 1,400 Jobs to Struggling Detroit After Shifting Manufacturing from Mexico

Move adds 1,400 jobs to Motor City metro area

The automaker invested $555 million into the Flat Rock Assembly Plant, adding added a state-of-the-art,…

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IRS Says Same-Sex Couples Can File Joint Returns

Treasury Department to treat legally married gay and lesbian couples the same as other spouses no matter where they reside

The new IRS ruling creates some complications for the 24 states that do not recognize…

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Rep. Joe Walsh Wants His “Dream” For Black America to Be Realized

Walsh punctuates his speech with an emphasis on the black family.

Not everyone was pleased by the strides that Black America has made in the 50…

By Sasha King

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10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Michael Jackson

Did you know this about the King of Pop?

The “King of Pop”, Michael Jackson, would have been 54 today

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US Economy Growing Faster Than Expected

While not entirely positive, signs are pointing towards continued recovery

The economic outlook continues to be a mostly positive, albeit not entirely. Americans filing applications…

By Alan Hughes

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March On Washington 50: We Must Ring The Bell Of Economic Freedom

At the ceremony, President Obama shared names of casualties of foot soldiers on the front lines of the movement.

The speakers at “Let Freedom Ring Commemoration and Call To Action” used the event…

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President Obama Delivers March on Washington 50th Anniversary Speech [Live Stream]

President Obama speaks at the 50th Anniversary ceremony of the March on Washington.

Will you be tuning in?>

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Johnny Gill Sues Four Seasons Hotel Over Racist Attack

Do you question Johnny because he's filing suit two years later?

White man allegedly assaulted and insulted Gill

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Will Manufacturing Jobs Return to the US?

Higher wages, energy prices overseas could increase American exports

By 2020, higher US exports, combined with production work that will likely be “reshored” from…

By Alan Hughes

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20 Things You Didn’t Know About The March on Washington

20 historical facts that are not so common.

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the historic march

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We reveal whether African Americans have made significant progress 50 years after the March on Washington


As thousands travel to the nation’s capital to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom , we continue to grapple with the question of whether African Americans collectively has made significant progress worthy of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s epic “I Have A Dream” Speech.  It’s true African Americans no longer suffer the injustices of Jim Crow and that we have made significant political achievement – most notably, the election of America’s first African American president, Barack Obama, for two terms – but we still confront the nagging problems of poverty, unemployment and racism. 


And the fact that such challenges continue to persist has never been more evident than the failure of a jury to hold George Zimmerman accountable for slaying Trayvon Martin as well as the Supreme Court’s decision in June to dismantle the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Revealing data compiled by the U.S. Census Bureau  as well as information from the Pew Research center’s recent report on the economic, political and social status of African Americans,  Black Enterprise – using the design talents of our Creative Director Terence Saulsby – provides a graphic snapshot of where we stand as a people today compared to that historic day in 1963. Have we realized the dream? You decide.

March on Washington Infographic: Black America 50 Years Later

The differences between Black American then and now highlighted in our infographic.

The numbers show change, but is it enough?

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Lamar Odom Returns Home to Wife

Lamar Odom returns to Khole after speculation about separation

Odom has reportedly been taking hard drugs

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March On Washington, Realizing the Dream

Demands of five decades ago realized in some areas but remain unfulfilled in others

Organizers of the 2013 march have called for reforms to criminal justice issues

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Postal Service Issues March On Washington Stamp

Postage commemorates demonstrators on National Mall for 1963 March on Washington for jobs and freedom

The 1963 March on Washington limited-edition Forever commemorates the 50th anniversary of the historic milestone.

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Trayvon Martin’s Parents Talk Entrepreneurship

Today's youth need to pursue STEM education, mentoring programs and business ownership

They spoke before an audience during the Kingonomics Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Investment Conference.

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Civil Rights and LGBT Leaders Join Forces for 50th Anniversary March on Washington Events

Jobs, immigration reform, voting rights, and LGBT equality are top priorities

Will you be there in support?

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Bernice King Defends Herself Against Anti-Gay Remarks

MLK’s youngest child struggles with separation of church and state

Bernice King, daughter of Martin Luther King, defends herself after making Anti Gay comments

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Number of People seeking Unemployment drops to 2008 levels

National Unemployment Rate Drops While Most States Hemorrhage Jobs

The jobless numbers in 28 states worsened.

States continue to struggle.

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US Manufacturing Industry Making a Comeback

Research shows pick-up in American factories

Major US manufacturers are reporting opening or expanding US operations in what could help ease…

By Alan Hughes

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President Obama to Meet with Financial Regulators

Dodd–Frank progress will be focus of talks

President Barack Obama is scheduled to meet with financial market regulators to discuss progress

By Alan Hughes

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Paula Deen Race Discrimination Suit Dismissed

Southern culinary cook off the hook as a judge rules white staffer cannot sue over racial discrimination against black coworkers

Race discrimination claims and a lawsuit filed by a former Savannah restaurant employee against Paula…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Don Peebles spoke before a gathering at a economic forum for New York City's mayoral candidates Tuesday.

In Harlem, NYC Mayoral Candidates Spar On Economic Growth for Minorities

Candidates detail economic plans, articulate challenges of minority businesses

Made up of some of New York’s most powerful minority firms and entrepreneurs, the newly-formed…

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Obama To Honor Oprah and Gay Civil Rights Activist Bayard Rustin

Four African Americans among 16 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom

President Barack Obama will award 16 recipients with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, of which…

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What Common Core means for black families

How to help your child prepare for the new Common Core State Standards

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Minority Contractors Fight For More Fed Dollars

Federal agencies fell short in contracts awarded to black-owned firms in 2012 but hope to boost spend in 2013

The latest numbers show it’s more difficult for minority firms & African American-owned firms in…

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Do People of Color Pay a ‘Respectability Tax’

Author Noel King of Marketplace discusses the price people of color must pay to be accepted in America

“Respectability tax” is a term we invented. It refers to the extra lengths that some…

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Detroit Bankruptcy Turns Spotlight to Business Development

With Few Options, City of Detroit Files for Bankruptcy

City is largest municipality to file

Detroit’s 16-page petition was filed in its U.S. Bankruptcy Court

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Vibe and KFC Partner to Celebrate Dads With ‘Fresh Fathers’ Campaign

KFC and VIBE magazine developed a custom video series celebrating famous fathers.

Dad’s are so important to every child’s life.

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7-Eleven Celebrates 86th Birthday with Free Slurpee Drink Promotion

Customers can get a free 12 ounce Slurpee today at participating stores

7-Eleven has celebrated its birthday on July 11 for decades, but it wasn’t until 2002…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Being a Workplace Bully Pays Off? One Study Says Yes

Bullies get more benefits than reprimands by supervisors

Reports say new study shows that workplace bullies are seeing more benefits than reprimands in…

By Janell Hazelwood

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General Motors Ranks No.1, Appoints First Black Female Officer

SVP Alicia Boler-Davis is in the driver seat of the big automaker’s vehicle quality and customer experience around the globe.

Alicia Boler-Davis is making waves in automotive industry

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Howard Univ. Deans Urge Dismissal of Chief Financial Officer

Academic deans and university president at odds on financial direction of the school

Academic deans say CFO needs to go

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Judge Dismisses Cases Against Elmo Puppeteer Kevin Clash

Judge says the men waited too long to bring suit

Kevin Clash doesn’t have to face trial for sexual abuse

By Makkada B. Selah

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Rena Price, Catalyst For Watts Riots, Dead At 97

Martin Luther King Jr. blamed the riots on "general despair" over conditions for blacks in the area

Race- and class-related violence resulted in 34 deaths, thousands wounded and nearly $100 million in…

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Obama Launches ‘Power Africa’ Initiative

Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria and Tanzania among first countries to be impacted

New venture aims to bring electricity to 20 million new African households and commercial entities.

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Another One! Jermaine Dupri Owes IRS $800K

Jermaine Dupri has had a number of financial challenges the last few years

Dupri served with a new federal tax bill

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Why Obama’s Africa Trip Matters

Africa is developing by leaps and bounds, analysts say

Lola Adesioye says Africa can no longer be ignored by President Obama

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Congressman Apologizes for ‘Uncle Thomas’ Tweet Aimed at Clarence

Democratic congressman deleted the Tweet

Congressman from Minnesota calls Justice Clarence Thomas an ‘Uncle Tom’

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‘Selfie’ of George Zimmerman’s Attorney Goes Viral

Zimmerman defense team confirmed that the photo was of West

Bizarre and inappropriate photo of Zimmerman’s attorney surfaces

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Paula Deen’s New Cookbook Canceled by Publisher

Wal-Mart, Target, and Home Depot are just a few of the companies that have cut ties with Paula Deen

Embattled celebrity chef Paula Deen loses book deal

By Makkada B. Selah

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NYC Mayor: City’s Minorities Are Stopped ‘Too Little’

Critics push back on three-term mayor's "irresponsible rhetoric"

A spokesperson for Michael Bloomberg says critics are “fabricating outrage over an absolutely accurate comment.”

By Aaron Morrison

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Jesse Jackson Jr.’s Home Facing Forfeiture

Both homes owned by the former congressman could be taken away

Motion to seize homes filed days before former congressman and his wife will be sentenced…

By Aaron Morrison

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Young Intellectual Phenom: Two-Year-Old Joins Mensa Ranks

Toddler can read Shakespeare and speak three languages

Adam Kirby can do many things at the tender age of two that many of…

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New York City Sick Leave Law Gives Workers Relief

New law could have impact on decisions of other states, cities

A new law passed by New York City requires business owners and companies to provide…

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After 19 Months, FAMU Band to March Again

Interim president did not say when the first return performance will happen

The school’s interim president says a zero-tolerance hazing policy will prevent the circumstance surrounding drum…

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Paula Deen’s Diabetes Drug Deal in Jeopardy

Drug company joins Target, Home Depot and Wal-Mart in distancing themselves from the celebrity cook

The former Food Network personality was paid $6 million for a two-year contract to promote…

By Aaron Morrison

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Obamas Visit ‘Door of No Return’ on Goree Island, Senegal

Obama said the trip to the slave dungeon helped him “fully appreciate the magnitude of the slave trade”

First Family visits historic slave dungeon

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Paula Deen Calls Jesse Jackson for Help on ‘N-Word Gate’

Rev. Jackson says Paula Deen can be 'redeemed'

In an attempt to save her brand, Deen calls Rev. Jesse Jackson

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Chick-fil-A CEO Tweets it’s a ‘Sad Day’ After DOMA Passes

Chick-fil-A has donated more than $5 million to anti-gay Christian groups

Chick-Fil-A president tweets, then deletes his opinion on DOMA

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Obama’s Promises to Africa in Spotlight on Rare Trip

President has final term in office to establish legacy on the continent

For a second time, the president skips a visit to his father’s birthplace of Kenya.

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Nelson Mandela: Media in Dispute Over Icon’s Condition

Officially, the South African icon remains hospitalized in critical condition

Spokesman for the South African presidency says journalists have been unethical and wrong in their…

By Aaron Morrison

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Will.i.am Suing Pharrell for Trademark Infringement

Trouble over the I Am versus i am OTHER moniker

Should Will.i.am have discussed his beef with Pharrell before taking legal action?

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School Apologizes for Trying to Ban Afro Puffs and Twisted Braids

School's new dress code had stated: 'Afro-puffs and small twisted braids, with or without rubber bands are NOT permitted'

School apologizes for dress code perceived as racist

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Trayvon Martin’s Friend Testifies About Teen’s Final Moments

Young woman testifies hearing Trayvon saying "Get off. Get off," before the phone went dead

A star witness for the prosecution takes the stand

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Nelson Mandela on Life Support

94-year-old South African statesman under close observation

Mandela’s condition has worsened

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John L. Dotson Jr., First Black Newspaper Publisher, Dies at 76

Dotson spoke openly about the pressures on African-American executives in a mostly white publishing industry

Prominent journalist led Ohio newspaper to a Pulitzer Prize for its series on race relations.

By Aaron Morrison

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Black Woman Set For Texas’ 500th Execution

Woman was sentenced to death for the 1997 robbery and fatal stabbing of a retired professor

If it goes as planned, Kimberly McCarthy becomes the first woman put to death in…

By Aaron Morrison

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Interracial Couple Launches ‘We are the 15 Percent’ Website

Site was built in response to a Cheerios ad

Interracial couple creates online community for other mixed race families

By Makkada B. Selah

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U.S. Supreme Court Radically Alters Voting Rights Act

President Obama calls decision a 'setback'

U.S. Supreme court hands down major change to Voting Rights Act

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Witness Says Fan Called Scottie Pippen the N-Word, Spit on Him

Sources say the fan was intoxicated

Police investigate an altercation involving Scottie Pippen

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GOP Makes Black Republicans a Priority in June

GOP summer recess shows an increase in attention to Black Republicans.

June lit up like Black Republican Month

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‘Meh’: Supreme Court Punts on Affirmative Action

Driving force behind challenge to race-based admissions says ruling will restore colorblind principles

With both sides claiming victory, blockbuster case is sent back to the lower court.

By Aaron Morrison

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Russia Provides Passage to ‘Whistleblower’ Edward Snowden

Russia does not have an extradition treaty with the U.S.

Edward Snowden is still at-large

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Is the SCOTUS Ruling Bad for Affirmative Action Supporters?

While some say SCOTUS ruling on Affirmative Action was a win for supporters, was it really?

The U.S. Supreme Court rules on pivotal Affirmative Action case

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Paula Deen Dropped By Smithfield Foods

Smithfield Foods operates world's largest slaughterhouse and meat processing plant in Tar Heel, North Carolina

Meat processor Smithfield Foods cuts ties with Paula Deen

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Chris Brown is Accused Of Assaulting Woman

A rep for the singer denies the allegations

Why can’t Chris stay out of trouble?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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NAACP to Hold Sanford Town Hall at Start of Zimmerman Trial

The George Zimmerman Trial is one of the biggest trials in Sanford's history

The NAACP will hold a town meeting offering Sanford community support

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Brown’s Bold Bid to Become Maryland’s Next Governor

The following excerpts are from an exclusive interview with BLACK ENTERPRISE Editor-in-Chief Derek T. Dingle

His campaign to become the first black to run the statehouse seeks advanced education, minority…

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Paula Deen: Angry Patrons Defending Celebrity Cook

A brow-raising video resurfaces, showing Deen discussing race relations in the south

Black and white fans of the now former Food Network personality believe Deen isn’t racist…

By Aaron Morrison

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Nelson Mandela in Critical Condition

Nelson Mandela has been hospitalized since June 8

Doctors say the African statesman’s condition has deteriorated

By Makkada B. Selah

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Billboard: “Jay-Z’s Samsung Release Won’t Count”

Under promotional deal, rapper's album is technically already platinum

Rules stipulate bulk album sales that are given away for free aren’t counted in total…

By Aaron Morrison

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President Obama: “No More Excuses On Immigration Reform”

President continues to work on a campaign promise made to Latinos

Obama cites analysis of the Senate immigration reform bill, which shows it would cut deficits…

By Aaron Morrison

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Obama May Meet With Mandela During Upcoming Trip to Africa

Obama will be visiting South Africa, Senegal and Tanzania in upcoming trip

President Obama set to embark on trip to South Africa, Senegal

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Afro-Latina Seeks Costa Rican Presidency

Barr would be the first Afro-Latina to serve as president of a country

Black Costa Rican woman running for president

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Suspect Arrested for Murder of Lil Snupe

Lil Snupe had recently signed a recording deal with Meek Mill’s DreamChasers label.

Winnfield, Louisiana police arrests 36 year old man in rapper’s murder

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Paula Deen’s Show Axed from The Food Network

Deen releases statement thanking the Food Network for "11 great years"

The Food Network decides to cut ties with embattled TV chef over racial comments

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House Rejects Farm Bill Over Food Stamp Fights

Congress finds yet another thing not to come together on

Republicans wanted deeper cuts to the nation’s food stamp program, but Democrats rejected.

By Aaron Morrison

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CA Ordered to Free Inmates From Overcrowded Prisons

Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown has vowed to push back on judge panel's order

If state officials followed the order, about 10,000 inmates could be freed by the end…

By Aaron Morrison

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GOP Official Sends Racist Email About Black Female GOP Candidate, Resigns

Erika Harold is a black GOP candidate running for Illinois state Congress

State GOP chairman says racism “has no place in our Republican Party.”

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Mostly White, All-Female Jury Chosen for George Zimmerman Trial

Opening statements to begin on Monday

Six female jurors have been selected for George Zimmerman’s trial; Five white, one Hispanic

By Makkada B. Selah

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For Youth Jobs, White House Pushes Involvement

Outlook of economy depends in large part to youth jobs

President Obama, White House push for youth jobs.

By Darren Sands

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Fredrick Douglass Statue Erected on Capitol Hill

Frederick Douglass was a runaway slave who went on to be the first African American nominated for Vice-President of the United States

7-foot bronze statue of black abolitionist erected in Emancipation Hall

By Makkada B. Selah

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Mistrial Declared for Detroit Cop Who Killed 7 Year Old Girl

The raid in which the 7 year old was killed was videotaped for the TV show 'The First 48'

Jury could not agree on manslaughter charges in Detroit cop trial

By Makkada B. Selah

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Paula Deen Admits to Using ‘N-Word’, Wanted Blacks to Dress as Slaves at Wedding

Deen admits to racist jokes and use of the n-word in deposition.

Paula Deen is known for her southern cooking and big personality. A personality that may…

By Sasha King

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George Zimmerman Jury Selection Enters Next Phase

Race and ethnicity of the juror relevant given the allegations against defendant

Twenty-seven of the 40 potential jurors are white, seven are black, three are mixed race…

By Aaron Morrison

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Dating Sites Are in ‘Singles’ Game Night Business

Match.com will host 30 events through the fall in its top markets

About half of singles who attended website’s events said they met someone they would like…

By Aaron Morrison

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NY Teacher Raises $14K to Take Underprivileged Kids to ‘American Girl’

'I decided I had to help change their perception of themselves and their worth,' the teacher said

Brooklyn teacher gives his young black girls a lesson about their worth

By Makkada B. Selah

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Rapper J.Cole Blackmailed by Fan on Twitter

J. Cole's 2nd album 'Born Sinner' was released today on Roc Nation records

J. Cole retweeted a fan’s message who had a gun to a little girl’s head

By Makkada B. Selah

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G.O.P. Goes After Women’s Abortion Access, Again

Not all Republicans think it's a good idea to revive debate on rape and abortion

House Republicans will vote on the most restrictive abortion bill to come to the floor…

By Aaron Morrison

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Lil Wayne Tramples on American Flag in New Video

Lil Wayne is working on a video for his new song "God Bless Amerika"

Are his actions sacrilege or artistic license?

By Makkada B. Selah

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NAACP Praises SCOTUS Ruling on National Voting Rights Act

Arizona wanted voters to show citizenship documentation before they even registered to vote

Supreme Court upholds National Voting Rights Act in Arizona v. ITCA Decision

By Makkada B. Selah

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NSA Searched Phone Records of Less Than 300 People

The Bush-era Patriot Act grants the government permission to track calls

Database contains tens of millions of Americans’ phone records.

By Aaron Morrison

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Sanford Police Chief Works to Ease Racial Tensions

Town has more than Trayvon Martin's death to heal from

Many black residents in Sanford have deep distrust of the police department.

By Aaron Morrison

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Survey: Most Men Aspire to be Dads

Men want to carry on their family names and traditions more than women do

Men without children were on par with childless women in saying they wanted to be…

By Aaron Morrison

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University Student Expelled for Being Lesbian Must Repay Scholarship

Grace University's student handbook states that "Any student involved in sexually immoral behavior, including premarital sex, adultery, and homosexual acts, is at minimum placed on University probation"

College student expelled after counselor reveals she’s a lesbian

By Makkada B. Selah

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Beyoncé Settles Lawsuit with Video Game Company

'Starpower: Beyoncé' was the name of the proposed video game

A lawsuit over a proposed video game has been settled amicably

By Makkada B. Selah

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DJ Quik’s Daughter Charged With 1st Degree Murder

2 year old was allegedly disciplined for wetting the bed with a beating that killed him

Davieanna Blake’s boyfriend allegedly beat their son to death

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Supreme Court Ruling: Gene Tests Could Get Cheaper

Several testing companies announce plans to offer tests for breast cancer gene

Company at center of SCOTUS case no longer has monopoly on tests for the breast…

By Aaron Morrison

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Layoffs: Chicago School System Issues 850 Pink Slips

Cuts are said to include approximately 550 teachers

School board officials have identified $52 million in budget cuts that don’t include the savings…

By Aaron Morrison

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Obama On Father’s Day: “Good Parenting Isn’t Easy”

President says he's still working on being a good dad

Lamenting how his own father was absent, president still works on being a good dad…

By Aaron Morrison

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Cathy Hughes Named to Thurgood Marshall College Fund Board

Radio One founder joins The TMCF

Businesswoman will help in making sure students get an adequate education through scholarship.

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Detroit Bankruptcy Turns Spotlight to Business Development

On Brink of Bankruptcy, Detroit Stops Debt Payments, Cuts Pensions

Detroit owes over $2 billion to creditors

Detroit’s emergency manager says the city is on the brink of financial ruin

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Morehouse Student Murdered Near School

Police are asking for assistance in solving the crime

A Morehouse student shot and killed while sitting in his car

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George Zimmerman’s Dad Releases $3.99 E-Book Calling Blacks ‘Racist’

George Zimmerman's father is white and his mother, Hispanic

Robert Zimmerman Sr., says his son was persecuted by blacks

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U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin to Step Down

As Surgeon General, Benjamin oversaw a report that documented how even an occasional cigarette or secondhand smoke can cause immediate damage to the human body

U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin stepping down after four years

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Dunkin' Donuts Customer Freaks Out Over Not Getting A Receipt

Dunkin Donuts to Honor Workers Who Endured Racist Rant

A video of the incident at a Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Dunkin’ Donuts was posted on YouTube.

Dunkin Donuts says they will “honor” two workers for their patience

By Makkada B. Selah

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Zimmerman Jury to be Sequestered

Zimmerman trial expected to take 2 to 4 weeks

Judge says that the jury will be sequestered for the duration of the trial

By Makkada B. Selah

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iSource Sues Rocawear for Over $450,000

Company is accused of not paying the remaining balance of a million dollar order

Should Jay-Z just pay the bill out of his own pocket?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Halle Berry is Having a Baby Boy

She and Oliver Martinez haven't revealed the due date of the new addition to the family

This will be Halle Berry’s second child

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Soledad O’Brien’s New Gig: HBO’s ‘Real Sports’

O'Brien will join fellow "Today" show alum Bryant Gumble

Deal gives network first look at projects done through the veteran journalist’s production company.

By Aaron Morrison

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Stop-And-Frisk: NYPD Facing Federal Takeover

Ruling in 10-week civil trial expected in the coming weeks

Justice Department plans to ask judge for federal oversight of city police if she rules…

By Aaron Morrison

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ACLU Files Suit Against Obama Administration Over Phone Surveillance

The NSA forced Verizon to hand over phone records for its customers without due process of law

Do you think the government needs to spy on its citizens to keep us safe?

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NY Restaurant Eliminates Tips, Pays Servers Living Wage Instead

Most food servers receive only $2.13 per hour and depend on tips to make ends meet

Do you think this is a good decision?

By Makkada B. Selah

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Wildwood, N.J. Set to Hit Saggy Jeans Offenders in the Pocket

Opinion split on pertinence of vote

Does it make sense for local governments to attempt to control what people wear?

By Darren Sands

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Judge: Movie Studio Interns Should Have Been Paid

Case could have broad implications for unpaid workers

Case could have broad implications for the estimated half a million unpaid internships completed each…

By Aaron Morrison

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Southern Baptists Re-elect its First Black President

Rev. Fred Luter Jr. was first elected in 2012

The historically racist organization renounced its defense of slavery, racial segregation and white supremacy in…

By Aaron Morrison

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Grandmother Witnesses Cop Kill Sleeping Girl, 7

Officer testifies the grandmother may have bumped him or grabbed his gun

Girl was killed in 2010 when police raided the wrong Detroit apartment in search of…

By Aaron Morrison

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Aja Brown,31, Wins Compton Mayoral Race

Brown wins mayorship by a landslide

City of Compton elects young, female mayor

By Makkada B. Selah

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Daycare Worker Fired for Getting Pregnant Out of Wedlock

Her boss allegedly told her: "Fornication is a sin."

Unwed employee at church daycare in North Carolina fired after she becomes pregnant

By Makkada B. Selah

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Cory Booker Has Early Lead in NJ Senate Race

Polls shows more than half of New Jersey voters support Newark mayor's race

Newark mayor is way ahead of his Democratic rivals to fill the late Sen. Frank…

By Aaron Morrison

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Medgar Evers’ Widow Keeping Husband’s Legacy Alive

Evers' legacy has often been overshadowed by civil rights peers King and Malcolm X

Last civil rights figure to be remembered with series of events in Mississippi.

By Aaron Morrison

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Reality Star Kenya Moore Countersues Landlady for ‘Lying’

Kenya claims she's been "shunned by friends" since the eviction story broke

Real Housewives of Atlanta star says she’s being wrongfully evicted

By Makkada B. Selah

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Chris Brown May Face Charges in Frank Ocean Fight

The singer is spending more time in court than he is on stage these days

Will Chris Brown wind up in jail?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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George Zimmerman’s Murder Trial Begins

Trayvon Martin case reaches long-awaited milestone

Florida vigilante gets first look at the potential jurors who’ll decide if he murdered Trayvon…

By Aaron Morrison

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Nelson Mandela Remains in Serious Condition

Family asks for continued thoughts and prayers for the 94-year-old former leader

Recurring lung infection hospitalized South African hero on Saturday.

By Aaron Morrison

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Woman in Iconic Gordon Parks Photo Honored

Photo captured the casual nature of Jim Crow era segregation

Joanne Wilson received a gift color print at foundation’s annual awards gala in New York…

By Aaron Morrison

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Obama Stops Opposing Morning After Pill for Girls

Girls as young as 12 will not need prescription or parental consent

Food and Drug Administration ordered to stop blocking pill maker’s application for no age and…

By Aaron Morrison

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Woman Arrested for Mailing Poisonous Letters to Obama, Bloomberg

How dare she pass it off to someone else?

Texas woman allegedly sent ricin-laced letters to lawmakers

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Man Who Fathered 22 Kids by 14 Different Women Can’t Pay Child Support

State pays over $7K a month to support man's children

Tennessee man could face jail time over failure to pay child support for 22 kids

By Makkada B. Selah

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Cory Booker Announces Run for U.S. Senate

Cory Booker would be New Jersey's first black U.S. Senator

Newark Mayor Cory Booker announces he will run for late Frank Lautenberg’s seat

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Black Unemployment Rate Went Up in May

Analysts say the sequester may be affecting the new numbers

Unemployment numbers for blacks spike again

By Makkada B. Selah

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Smithsonian Hosts Black Women’s Hair Forum

Few discussions are of greater interest to African American women, says museum director

Panel discussion on natural versus chemically-straightened hair is free and open to the public.

By Aaron Morrison

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Miguel’s Rep Insists That he Practiced his Jump Twice

Now it's a matter of who should accept blame if this suit goes forward

Should producers of the Billboard Award share responsibility if the suit proceed?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Remy Hair Heists on the Rise

The cuticles in Remy hair are kept intact, and so the hair looks natural

A competitive underground market for hair extensions emerges

By Makkada B. Selah

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Feds Recommend 4 Years in Prison for Jesse Jackson Jr.

Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife Sandra are due to be sentenced July 3rd

Do you think the recommended sentence is too harsh?

By Makkada B. Selah

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Judge Says Minorities ‘Prone to Violence’

Judge was a frontrunner for the Supreme Court under George W. Bush in 2005

Federal judge allegedly makes racist statements at lecture about the death penalty

By Makkada B. Selah

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Michael Jackson’s Daughter, Paris, Tries to Commit Suicide

The Jackson family is embroiled in a civil suit with AEG Live

Michael Jackson’s daughter Paris tries to overdose on pills

By Makkada B. Selah

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Black Hedge Fund Manager Is a Fraud, Prosecutors Say

Claimed to manage billions in assets through firm

Fredrick D. Scott, who presented himself as a well-heeled hedge fund manager who sought in…

By Darren Sands

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Boss Moves: Delta Sigma Theta Set to Open School in Haiti

Big year for organization as it celebrates its centennial

As Delta Sigma Theta celebrates it’s 100th year, the organization is partnering with Water in…

By Joshua Perrin

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Maryland Workers Stage Protest Against Workplace Discrimination

Arundel County activists say unfair practices seen in county government

Activists held a protest Tuesday outside of the Arundel Center in Arundel County, Maryland, aiming…

By Joshua Perrin

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Obama Wants High Speed Internet for all Students

The administration wants students to use wireless devices at their desks

The average U.S. school has a slower internet connection than the typical American home, a…

By Aaron Morrison

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N.C. Repeals Its Death Penalty Racial Bias Law

State's increasingly conservative legislature ends lifeline for death row inmates

The 152 people awaiting executions on death-row will lose a lifeline in capital punishment cases.

By Aaron Morrison

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Houston Police Chief Calls Chad Holley Beating ‘Sickening’

The ex-officers who are charged in beating face up to a year in jail if convicted

Houston police chief says officers did not follow proper procedure

By Makkada B. Selah

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Cheerios Exec Says Controversial Ad Reflects ‘An American Family’

Interracial couples in America are on the rise

General Mills stands by ad featuring an interracial couple and mixed-race child

By Makkada B. Selah

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Michelle Obama Shuts Down Heckler at Fundraiser

"She came right down in my face,” the heckler said. “I was taken aback.”

First Lady gives crowd ultimatum: You can listen to her or me.

By Makkada B. Selah

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Sherri Shepherd is Having a Baby Through a Surrogate

'The View' personality and her husband are using a surrogate to add to the family

Are you surprised she is using a surrogate to have a baby?

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REGISTER NOW: Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit’s 10th Anniversary

It will be a landmark year for the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit in…

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Watch Sonia Alleyne’s Interview with Venus Williams at This Year’s Women of Power Summit [Video]

Venus Williams was one of the featured speakers at this year’s Women of Power Summit.

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