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Naughty by Nature Rapper Treach Released from NJ Jail

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

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

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Drake is Slated to Host the 2014 ESPY Awards

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

Drake is an avid sports fan

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

It was reportedly a shocker to his teammates

This makes Gordon the first openly gay Division I basketball player

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Oakland Taps Black Ad Agency to Rebrand City

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

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

By Alan Hughes

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

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

All Americans without healthcare nears six-year low

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

By Carolyn M. Brown

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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

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Al Sharpton Disputes Claims He Was An FBI Informant

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

Do you believe the story?

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

Founder of the National Association of Black Journalists has died

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

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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

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

de Blasio moved quick to replace Goldman

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Baltimore Mayor Announces Acts, Experiences for 2014 African American Festival

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

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

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Celebrities Who Delivered Obama’s Affordable Care Act Enrollment Victory

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

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

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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?

By Carolyn M. Brown

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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

By Darren Sands

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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

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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?

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Debo Adegbile, President Obama's Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division nominee.

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…

By Sasha King

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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…

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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 CUNY Student Entrepreneurs Prizes, Mentoring to Launch Business Ventures

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…

By C. Daniel Baker

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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

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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?

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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

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

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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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Roland Martin to Headline News Show on NewsOne Now

TV One introduces a news show to their lineup

The show entitled ‘NewsOne Now’ will cover news that affects the African American community

By Sasha King

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Red Lobster Waitress Receives $10,000 Tip After Racist Incident

A racial slur left on a receipt, leads to a job suspension and then a $10,000 tip

Who said racism still isn’t an issue?

By Sasha King

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Former NBA Player Antonio Davis Accused of Stealing from Ex Wife’s Account

Kendra Rae Davis accuses her soon to be ex-husband of stealing from their joint account

Former Chicago Bulls player Antonio Davis is getting divorced from his wife of 19 years

By Sasha King

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Government Shutdown Hurting Business Travel and Travel Industry

Roughly 40 percent of respondents say the shutdown has impacted them

The government shutdown is severely impacting the $273 billion dollar business travel industry, creating uncertainty…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Gwyneth Paltrow, seen with Beyonce and Jay-Z is at the center of an N-word Twitter controversy. (Photo: File)

Vanity Fair Names ‘The Carters’ As The Number One Power Company

Jay Z and Beyonce the most powerful couple

Jay Z and Beyonce have been known as an “it” couple for quite some time

By Sasha King

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Federal Reserve Releases New $100 Bills

The Federal Reserve releases new $100 bills.

The new $100 dollar bill has made its way into circulation in an attempt by…

By Sasha King

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Humble Beginnings! Steve Harvey Reveals Homeless Past

Our favorite comedian once hit rock bottom

Even the humblest of beginnings can have a great outcome

By Sasha King

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Black Farmers to Receive Payouts in $1.2 Billion from Federal Lawsuit

A bittersweet victory decades later after experiencing discriminatory lending

Farmers will receive $1.2 billion in settlement

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Congress Fails to Prevent Government Shutdown

Senate rejects the House's last minute bill to delay part of Obama’s health care law

The Office of Management and Budget issued orders that “agencies should now execute plans for…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Barilla Responds To Call For Company Boycott After Traditional Family Remarks

Italian pasta maker apologies for hurtful same-sex couples comments

Should he apologize?

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Beats By Dr Dre Gets A $500 Million Pay Day

Private equity firm the Carlyle Group has invested a minority stake in the rap mogul’s audio company

Beats Electronics, which makes colorful, pricey headphones branded by rapper and hip-hop mogul Dr Dre,…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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5 Things Small Businesses Need To Know About Obamacare Exchanges

Healthcare marketplaces open to self-employed and micro businesses

Here’s a tip sheet for small businesses on Obamacare

By Carolyn M. Brown

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BLACK ENTERPRISE Hosts Symposium on New Policies and Standards to Improve the Quality of American Public Education

“Today’s Business Crisis: Educating Tomorrow’s Workforce” brings together business leaders, educators and policy makers to Washington, D.C., during the CBC's Annual Legislative Weekend

Black Enterprise, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, presents “Today’s Business Crisis:…

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Join Magic Johnson at the Entrepreneurs Conference

Magic Johnson Announces New Youth Program in Chicago

Johnson is battling the issue of dropouts in low income areas.

Johnson continues to spread his influence across many areas

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The Game and Drake Donate For Ohio Family Funeral Expenses

A tragic incident brings donations from hip-hop artists

The Game is taking his Robin Hood project very seriously

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Police Chief Email Agrees “Zimmerman is Sandy Hook Waiting to Happen”

The Lake Mary Police Chief addresses the concerns of a citizen about Zimmerman's volatile nature.

The Police Chief in Lake Mary, Flordia where George Zimmerman currently resides is not a…

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Police Officer Kills Unarmed Black Man Asking for Help

Officer used excessive force and did not have a reason to discharge his weapon.

Jonathan Ferrell was only seeking help for an accident before he was killed.

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Obama Administration Launches One-Stop-Shop Website to Educate Business Owners About the Affordable Care Act

Republican Governor to Back Obamacare in His State

Gov. Tom Corbett to change stance on Medicaid.

The governor of Pennsylvania, Tom Corbett, may be amending his stance on Obamacare.

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Canelo Alvarez will square off Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Mayweather vs. Canelo Fight Highest Average highest Ticket Price Among Major Sporting Events

Last three Super Bowls only events to surpass the bout in sales

Seat Geek, an online event ticket search engine, reported to SBNation that the average ticket…

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Owners Can Get Buried With Their Pets

The state of New York okays allowing pet cemeteries to accept cremated human remains

A new regulation unveiled by the state of New York this month would allow pet…

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Twitter IPO Higly Anticipated In Silicon Valley

An initial public offering for the social network giant is the biggest news since Facebook went public

In fewer than 140 characters, Twitter Inc. tweeted that it has filed confidential paperwork to…

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Suzanne Shank Named Acting CEO of Muriel Siebert & Co.

Board taps Wall Street veteran to head major investment banking institution

While this is a milestone for African American women in finance, Shank points out that…

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Drake Sued by Famous Jeweler Over Owl Pendant

Drake sued over replication owl pendant.

Drake is being sued by the jeweler Baden Baden Inc for making replications of his…

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Kansas Woman Attacks Sons Kindergarden Teacher

After her child accuses his teacher of scratching him, Simone Baker, allegedly assaults the teacher.

Baker called the principal of the school to let him know that she was on…

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Tulsa School Changes Hairstyle Policy After Banning Girl with Dreadlocks

The hairstyle policy has been amended to cover only personal hygiene.

Tiana Parker’s parents decided to move her to a new school because her hairstyle, dreadlocks,…

By Sasha King

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The Game Donates Funds for 6 Year Old’s Funeral

After hearing the heartbreaking story of Tiana Ricks death, The Game was motivated to donate funds for her funeral expenses.

Tiana Ricks didn’t know that she had been shot.

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16th Street Baptist Church Bombing Victims Posthumously Receive Gold Medal

Victims of 1963 Birmingham bombing awarded 50 years later.

As a result of the passage of this bill, the Secretary of the Treasury and…

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Police Chief: “I Would Not Want Zimmerman As My Neighbor”

Bracknell says, "You'd think he'd get the heck out of Dodge."

George Zimmerman made headlines yesterday with news that he was arrested.

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State of New Jersey Has a Startling 25% Poverty Rate

State had an increase in the impoverished due to 2009 economic crisis.

A study conducted by the Legal Services of New Jersey Poverty Research Institute shows that…

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Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. Sued For Non-Payment

'Money' Mayweather gets sued over Game 7 tickets.

Court-side tickets to any major game or event will always cost big bucks, and…

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Benjamin Jealous announced Sunday he is stepping down from his post as president of the NAACP.

Ben Jealous to Step Down as President of NAACP

Youngest leader in organization's history steps down after five years

Ben Jealous, 40, will step down from his post at the nation’s largest civil rights…

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Black Contractors Protest Outside San Francisco 49ers Opening Game

Business and civil rights organizations to draw attention to lack of minority contractors used on the team's new stadium

Levi Strauss has also come under attack by protestors.

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Black Enterprise Releases Exclusive Report on African American Corporate Directors

BLACK ENTERPRISE’s report spotlights prominent African American director

The media company identifies 177 African American directors at S&P 500 companies and reveals 75…

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White Nickelodeon Star Endures Racial Taunts for Dating NBA Player

Instagram crush leads to real life love.

Basketball player Andre Drummond has found love and it all started on Instagram.

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Tulsa Charter School Dismisses Child Because of Dreadlocks

The Deborah Brown Community School discourages hairstyles that are seen as fads.

A charter school in Tulsa, Oklahoma has sent a child home for her hairstyle. 7…

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Black Pastor Requests White Greeters for Services at Church

Is the Pastor losing it?

What do you think of this?

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President Obama Arrives in Sweden

The President arrived in Stockholm to kick off a 3 day trip overseas.

After an overnight flight the President landed in Stockholm, Sweden for a meeting with officials…

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Cleveland Kidnapper Ariel Castro Found Dead

Ariel Castro was found dead in his cell in what is believed to be a suicide.

The convicted kidnapper and rapist, Ariel Castro, was found dead in his cell Tuesday night…

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African American Vote Divided in New York Mayoral Race

De Blasio is frontrunner amongst blacks

With the third term of Mayor Bloomberg swiftly coming to an end a race is…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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Quality Connections: How to Use Social Media to Advance Your Professional Brand

Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit panelist LC Johnson teaches women how to brand themselves…

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Legacy Award Honoree: How Charlayne Hunter-Gault Helped Desegregate Schools

Legacy Award recipient and journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault was one of the first blacks to desegregate…

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