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Black Lives Matter Releases a Statement on Murder of Police

Focus is on escalating protests to end state sponsored violence against black people

As the nation churns this week over the executions of law enforcement officers in Baton…

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Google Steps Up for Flint

Google jumps in to help Flint, Michigan, awarding a quarter of a million dollars to fight the poisoned water crisis

The fund was created to help newborns to children up to 6 years old—this group…

By Samara Lynn

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#PledgeForParity: International Women’s Day Launches with Empowerment and Advocacy

Corporate partners and advocates support equal opportunities for women in business, career and society at large

#PledgeforParity is the official theme for International Women’s Day, and people worldwide will take a…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Then & Now: 10 Global Influencers of Color in Activism, Arts, Fashion and More

Innovators who set legacies and the international members of the new school carrying the torch

As we continue to celebrate Black History Month, here’s 10 global influencers of color from…

By Janell Hazelwood

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The Season For Giving: 5 Nonprofit Organizations You Should Know

These businesses give back to youth and families in the community

Donations are critical for non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations. And with the holiday season underway, the timing…

By Kandia Johnson

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Felicidades! Afro-Mexicans Now Recognized in Country’s Census

Activists: Effort is small yet vital win in fight against discrimination and neglect

Afro-Mexicans are now rejoicing in a win that offers a bit of relief in their…

By Janell Hazelwood

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[WATCH] Heckling Leads to Scuffle at Trump Rally in Vegas

Protesters voice opinions and are escorted out to shouts that include Nazi-era salute

Donald Trump held a rally in Las Vegas on Monday, the eve of the last…

By Janell Hazelwood

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‘Shots Fired’: Sanaa Lathan to Star in Gina Prince-Bythewood TV Project

Fox network series focuses on racially charged police shootings; 'Empire' producer on board

Sanaa Lathan will star in “Shots Fired,” a Gina Prince-Bythewood directed project that has been…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Human Rights Day: Celebrate Today Around the World

U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights states, "Many challenges remain"

Today, Dec. 10, is Human Rights Day, celebrating and remembering the day that our country…

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[Op-Ed] Why Rep. Scalise’s Inclusion at CBC 13th Amendment Event Was More Than Questionable

With racial scandals, take note of his controversial decisions on equality

Rep. Steve Scalise inclusion in the speaker lineup for the CBC’s 13th amendment commemoration event…

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13th Amendment Anniversary: President Obama Discusses Bigotry Today

Nod at Trump's anti-Muslim comments inferred but White House confirms it's not direct response

Today marks the 150th anniversary of the 13th amendment, and President Obama spoke at a…

By Janell Hazelwood

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[EXCLUSIVE] Bernie Sanders Press Secretary Responds to ISIS Comment Backlash

CNN reporter's interpretation of Symone Sanders comments invokes political firestorm

Symone Sanders, national press secretary for Bernie Sander’s presidential campaign, gave Black Enterprise the exclusive…

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Black Activists Demand Chicago Mayor and Police Superintendent Removal

The shutdown of stores along Magnificent Mile cost businesses post-holiday sales

Activists point to actions of the Chicago police and mayor, alleging that there has been…

By Janell Hazelwood

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FDA Approves Genetically Altered Salmon for Consumption

Research shows black consumers more apt to think GM foods a health hazard than whites

Thursday, federal regulators approved genetically engineered salmon as fit for consumption.

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Uniting for Activism: Usher, Harry Belafonte Spark Vital Chat on Driving Change

Bridging the gap, the two talk education, Civil Rights Movement and Black Lives Matter

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Entertainer Usher and legendary actor and activist Harry Belafonte sat down recently during an…

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Twitter User Creates Hashtag Campaign Calling for Boycott of Latest Star Wars Film

Opponents of the casting of actor John Boyega sound off with racist and bigoted insights

Small group of Twitter users calling for a boycott, claiming Star Wars film is “anti-white…

By Janell Hazelwood

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New Jersey Governor Urging Block of Flights to Cuba Over Assata Shakur

Chris Christie says convicted Black Panther leader should be returned to face prison time

Gov. Chris Christie is strongly against flights between New Jersey and Cuba until Joanne “Assata…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Activists Urge DNC to Host Debate Centered on Black Lives Matter

Color of Change petition reaching maximum number of signatures in support

Activists from the Black Lives Matter movement are demanding that the Democratic National Committee (DNC)…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Black Reproductive Justice Activists Gathering for National Strategy Summit

Washington, DC event to draw industry leaders in women's advocacy

Activists will gather in Washington, D.C. Sept. 25 to Sept. 29 for the first Annual…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Journey for Justice: NAACP and Activism Organizations Conclude 860-Mile March

Participants and supporters commemorate completion via social

The NAACP along with other organizations and leaders have hosted series of demonstrations, teach-ins and…

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