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Diahann Carroll and Kerry Washington

Black History Month: Then and Now in Television

Diahann Carroll paves the way for Kerry Washington and others

In celebration of Black History Month, BlackEnterprise.com honors those history-makers who have come before us…

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[WATCH] Ava DuVernay, Hill Harper, Black Lives Matter Founder and More to Be Honored

ImageNation Cinema produces a special tribute to changemakers and activists

ImageNation foundation kicks off Black history month with a special tribute to changemakers and activists.

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Lester Holt, broadcast journalist

Black History Month: Lester Holt, Broadcast Journalist

28 days of modern black history makers

Broadcast journalist Holt became the first African American solo anchor of a weekday network nightly…

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Black History Month: Simone Biles, Gymnast

28 days of modern black history makers

At 18, Simone Biles is the first African American world all-around champion and the first…

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Macy’s Celebrates Black History Month With Panel of Culture and Fashion Influencers

Macy's kicks off culture and style series to honor Black History Month

National department store Macy’s is celebrating Black History Month with a series of in-store events…

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Black History Month: Mike Carey, Retired NFL Referee

28 days of modern black history makers

Now an analyst for CBS Sports, Carey was only the second African American referee in…

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Black History Month: Then and Now in STEM

Honoring the achievements of African American pioneers in STEM

Currently, Dr. Moore works for the City of Berkeley Public Health Department and is the…

By Samara Lynn

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[WATCH] Apollo Rings NYSE Opening Bell For Its 82nd Anniversary

Iconic theater celebrates longevity and legacy as mainstay platform for entertainers

On Jan. 26, the Apollo Theater, an iconic entertainment industry platform for African American artists,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Screen shot from John Legend TV series Underground

[WATCH] John Legend’s New TV Series ‘Underground’

Plantation slaves plan the 600-mile escape from Georgia to their freedom

On January 16, 2016, WGN America released two new trailers on Twitter for John Legend’s…

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Adidas Celebrates Jesse Owens With Black History Month Collection

Footwear inspired by an American sports hero and cultural icon

Adidas has announced a new Black History Month footwear collection, inspired by Jesse Owens.

By Cristie Leondis

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New CEO Perri Irmer Expected to Boost DuSable Museum of African American History

Executive tasked with reviving Chicago institution and plans to collaborate with presidential library

Perri Irmer, fourth president and CEO of the DuSable Museum, is expected to help boost…

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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Lt. Calvin Spann, Tuskegee Airman and Pilot, Dies

Congressional Gold Medal honoree leaves legacy of breaking racial barriers

Spann became an original airman and fighter pilot with the 100th Fighter Squadron of the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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[WATCH] Harold Varner III Becomes First Black Golfer to Earn PGA Tour Card via Web.com

25-year-old hopeful barely made the cut but excited for chance to compete

Harold Varner III has become the first black golfer to earn a PGA tour card…

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Frank Petersen, First African American Marine Aviator, Dies

Pioneer had successful post-military career in corporate America

Frank Petersen, the first African American marine aviator, died this week according to reports. He…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Today Marks Anniversary of Los Angeles Riots of 1965

More than 34 lives were lost and there was over $40 million in property damages

Fifty years ago in 1965, a traffic stop in Los Angeles changed history and sparked…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Reviving Black History: New Virtual Project Gives Archive a Makeover

Freedmen's Bureau Project will make millions of records of freed slaves available to the public

Freedmen’s Bureau Project will make thousands of records of freed slaves readily available to the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Mel Farr Automotive

Mel Farr, Former NFL Running Back and Business Titan, Dies at 70

Top BE 100s entrepreneur was an auto industry leader and minority dealer advocate

Mel Farr, former Detroit Lions running back and black business titan whose company dominated the…

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Harriet Tubman Wins Poll For Woman On $20 Bill

Petitions to replace Andrew Jackson were delivered to the White House

Harriet Tubman wins Women On 20’s campaign to replace the face of Andrew Jackson.

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BE Smart: Student Dream ‘Blhackathon’ Applies Innovation to Solve Black America’s Challenges

Eight teams create apps to improve education, healthy eating and business funding

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I recently had the distinct honor to serve as a judge for Student…

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After 143 Million Left Vulnerable by Equifax Hack, Here’s What You Can Do

The Equifax hack could be the largest data theft involving Social Security numbers, which is…

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How She Became a Full Stack JavaScript Developer In 5 Intensive Months

My biggest lesson learned was overcoming limitations I had put on myself regarding what I…

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