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[REVIEW] Ava DuVernay’s ‘Selma’ Is Timely, Engaging And A Must See

One of 2014's best films is beautiful, poignant and necessary

Beautifully poignant, Ava Duvernay’s ‘Selma’ is one of 2014′s best films.

By Kevin L. Clark

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DeVon Franklin Talks ‘Annie’ Remake, Social Activism and Hollywood’s Role in Shaping Perception

Film producer opens up about his new project and desire to bring meaningful content to Hollywood

Film producer DeVon Franklin talks new “Annie” film, careers, Hollywood’s role in social activism and…

By Courtney Connley

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Black Lives Matter: Staffers Walk Out of Congress in Protest

Effort reportedly spearheaded by Congressional Black Associates

Congressional staffers walked out in a hands up protest after grand jury decisions in Eric…

By Janell Hazelwood

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[WATCH] Black Lives Matter: Millennial Leader Takes Dynamic Stand with ‘Dear America’

Princeton student Alex Ford urges youth to unify in working toward changing America

Princeton student, Alex Ford, discusses race, justice, police brutality and the concept of American equality…

By Courtney Connley

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College Athletes Protest in Honor of Ferguson and Eric Garner

Knox College athlete Ariyana Smith and University of Maryland athlete Deon Long's protest spark social media debate

Knox College basketball player Ariyana Smith and University of Maryland football player Deon Long make…

By Courtney Connley

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Grand Jury Decides Not to Indict Officers in Eric Garner’s Death

Unarmed man's death ruled a homicide, but policeman will not face charges

The police responsible for killing 29-year-old Eric Garner will not be indicted, according to a…

By Kevin L. Clark

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St. Louis Police Upset At Rams For ‘Hands Up’ Protest

NFL and St. Louis Ram sources say players will not be fined, according to reports

The St. Louis Police are up in arms at the city’s professional football team, as…

By Kevin L. Clark

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#NotOneDime: Activists Demand Boycott of Black Friday

After grand jury decision in Ferguson, some urge consumers not to shop on big day for retailers

After grand jury decision in the Michael Brown shooting case, activists on social media are…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Michael Brown’s Family: Darren Wilson Displayed ‘Brazen Confidence’ After Shooting

Parents continue to fight for justice after death of son

Michael Brown Sr. and Lesley McSpadden say Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson knew he…

By Kevin L. Clark

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[WATCH] David Oyelowo As MLK Stands Up Against Injustice In New Trailer

'Selma' opens in limited release on Dec. 25, before going nationwide Jan. 9

If you are a cinephile and love biopics then Ava DuVernay’s next project is sure…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Tracy Mourning Talks Mentoring Girls Nationwide

Founder of Honey Shine details expanding Miami-based mentoring program

Tracy Mourning talks expanding her mentoring program, Honey Shine Inc. and importance of empowering young…

By Courtney Connley

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Alicia Keys Heads Protests for kidnapped Nigerian girls

Alicia Keys Protests for Lost Nigerian Girls

After six months, kidnapped girls are still reported missing

Alicia Keys, citing the fact that she is a mother, holds a protest to bring…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Brian Benjamin: Doing Business in Black Communities for the Benefit of Black People

'Knowing that I am playing a role in creating quality affordable housing for residents is a great feeling'

Brian Benjamin of Genesis Companies enjoys doing Business in black Communities for the benefit of…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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25 Most Heartfelt #NeverForget Moments Dedicated to 9/11

On the 13th anniversary of 9/11, the world pays its respects

Today marks the 13th anniversary since the attacks on American soil happened. Twitter remembers 9/11…

By Kevin L. Clark

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New Audio Allegedly Captures Darren Wilson Shooting Michael Brown

An unidentified neighbor records Michael Brown's last moments

In light of Michael Brown’s funeral, which found everyone from Spike Lee to Al Sharpton…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Iyanla Vanzant Travels to Ferguson for Special ‘Fix My Life’ Episode

Life coach and author hopes to bring peace and healing to community

With the current uproar in Ferguson, Iyanla Vanzant has traveled to the city for a…

By Courtney Connley

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Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Offers to Pay for Michael Brown’s Funeral

Fraternity also challenges other black Greek organizations to take action against the latest attacks on young black men

Standing by their commitment to social justice, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. has offered to…

By Courtney Connley

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When Will Police Stop Murdering Unarmed Black Men?

Each of us must take a stand each and every day to make the point that black lives matter

According to the FBI’s most recent accounts of “justifiable homicide,” in the seven years between…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Sybrina Fulton Writes Heartfelt Letter to Michael Brown’s Family

Trayvon Martin's mother tells family their son's life will not be in vain

Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, wrote a heartfelt letter to the family of slain…

By Courtney Connley

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Black Youth Project Joins Protest Denouncing Shootings of Unarmed Black Men

Group asks young people to submit video diaries of police brutality

In the past two weeks, BYP1000 reports that police officers have strangled, shot and killed…

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LGBT Advocates Stand In Solidarity With Michael Brown’s Family and Ferguson Protestors

Community speaks out against racial profiling and police brutality

The LGBT community rallies to support the family of Michael Brown, a black teen who…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Black Mt. Rushmore: What African American Leaders Are On Yours?

Who are the top leaders that would be immortalized in granite?

If there were a Black Mt. Rushmore, what African-American faces should be sculpted and chiseled…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Target: Leave Guns at Home When Shopping, Please

Gun control groups push big-box retailer to take action

The big-box retailer, Target, has succumbed to pressure from gun control groups to urge its…

By Janell Hazelwood

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[PHOTOS] #Freedom50: 10 Riveting Civil Rights Moments That Inspire

In commemoration of the Civil Rights Act anniversary, take a look at iconic moments of activism.

Today, July 1, marks 50 years since the enactment of the Civil Rights Act on…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Protests Arise Pegged To ‘Occupy Google’ And Net Neutrality

Google versus Net Neutrality took an interesting turn.

Google versus Net Neutrality took an interesting turn when protesters stormed the SEO juggernaut’s office…

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Shonda Rhimes Offers Three Key Life Lessons to Dartmouth Graduates

Scandal creator talks about the need to do more than showcase activism on Twitter

Shonda Rhimes returns to her alma mater, Dartmouth College, to give the graduating class three…

By Courtney Connley

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The Rev. Jesse Jackson talks with Black Enterprise CEO Earl "Butch" Graves at the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference in Columbus, Ohio. (Image: Shellee Fisher)

Entrepreneurs Conference Day 3: Rev. Jesse Jackson Talks New-Day Inequality

Civil rights icon talks Silicon Valley, corporate diversity and Don Sterling

An early-morning one-on-one chat with civil rights icon, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Black Enterprise…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Nigeria Schoolgirls’ Abduction: U.S. Government Weighs In

White House lends support to #BringBackOurGirls

Secretary of State John Kerry says the U.S. government will work with Nigeria to help…

By Courtney Connley

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Global Advocates Protest Abduction of Over 200 Nigerian Girls

Global advocates rally for more action in ensuring the girls' return

Nigerian residents demand more action be taken in ensuring the girls safe return

By Courtney Connley

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Great + Eight: Most Influential Black Women According to TIME

Beyonce, Serena Williams and Nigerian economist among top world leaders

Beyonce, Serena Williams and Kerry Washington are top women of color among TIME magazine’s list…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Social Media Maven Ignites Social Change and Career Fulfillment Through Fierce Shoes & Action

How Luvvie Ajayi turned passion for digital media and shoes into HIV activism

Digital strategist Luvvie Ajayi decided to use her passion for AIDS advocacy and social media…

By Kandia Johnson

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Nelson Mandela: Top 6 Boss Moves of A Global Icon

A snapshot of the South African president's exemplary leadership

As the global community sends support to South African President Nelson Mandela, take a look…

By Joshua Perrin

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Boss Quiz: What Type of Leader Are You?

Find out your powerhouse boss profile

From hip-hop mogul Jay Z to entrepreneurial prodigy Tina Wells, find out what leadership qualities…

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1. Immediately after George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., there was no arrest by police and no charges were filed. Also, The Miami Herald reports that police initially wanted to charge Zimmerman---and applied for a warrant---but prosecutors said there wasn't enough evidence to move forward with charges.

9 Side-Eye-Worthy Moments in the Trayvon Martin Tragedy

A snapshot of events that have raised eyebrows and outrage

As public outrage continues, BlackEnterprise.com takes a look at nine key outrageous moments after the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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How I Did It: Food Activist Makes Commitment to Health Advocacy

Cookbook writer seeks better grocery access for low-income communities

Inspired by social awareness and fresh foods, activist Bryant Terry pushes for equal access to…

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Student Organization Launches Poster Campaign Against Racist Costumes

Ohio University's Students Teaching Against Racism (STARS) starts a viral poster campaign

The 10-student group Students Teaching Against Racism (STARS) launched a poster campaign to ignite a…

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