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Harriet Tubman to Replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 Bill

Major changes also come to the $10 and $5 bill

Treasury Department to add Harriet Tubman and other changes to the front and back of…

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Black History Month: Updates Around the Country

Here are the latest updates for Black History Month coverage taking place across the country

Here are the latest updates of Black History Month, from events and television shows to…

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Black History Month: American Girl Launching Civil Rights-Era Doll

Melody tells children story of everyday people as part of fighting for equality in the 1960s

In celebrating Black History Month and its 30th anniversary, American Girl is introducing a doll…

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Black History Month: Order of African American Nuns Celebrates 100 Years of Service

The Franciscan Handmaids of the Most Pure Heart of Mary started as a social mission and expanded

An order of black nuns in Harlem N.Y.—one of only three original orders of its…

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Octavia Spencer & Taraji P. Henson Co-Starring in Film About Black Women Space Pioneers

Fox 2000's 'Hidden Figures' set for release in 2017

Octavia Spencer has landed a role in Fox 2000’s “Hidden Figures,” co-starring with Taraji P.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Wellesley College Names First African American President

Dr. Paula A. Johnson brings educational and medical experience to the role

Dr. Paula A. Johnson has been named Wellesley College president, making her the first black…

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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] 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,…

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Dr. Frances Cress Welsing, Author of The Isis Papers, Dead at 80

Author, researcher, and psychiatrist was known for her research on racism

The Howard University graduate wrote essays and did extensive research on colorism, racism, and inequality,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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[WATCH] Monte Irvin, Legendary MLB Hall of Famer, Dies at 96

Outfielder played key role in integration of Major League Baseball as both a player and executive

On Monday, Jan. 11, legendary Hall of Fame outfielder Monte Irvin died at age 96,…

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[WATCH] Icons Connect: Kobe Bryant Meets 1st Black Player for Minneapolis Lakers

Bob Williams, an NBA player in the '50s, shares memories and love for the franchise

Recently, Bob Williams got to meet one of the greatest athletes of all time who…

By Janell Hazelwood

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National Park Service’s Oldest Volunteer Talks Serving the Community at 100

Dr. Mildred Dixon explains her personal ties to giving back

The National Park Service’s oldest volunteer, 100-year-old Dr. Mildred Dixon, talks the history behind her…

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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…

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Blues Legend B.B. King Dies

Composer, guitarist and entrepreneur had successful career that spanned more than 60 years

Blues legend, author, entrepreneur and composure known as the “King of Blues” died in his…

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Janet Cohen Draws Intolerant Parallel with ‘Anne and Emmett’ Play

Award-winning writer creates dialogue to unite and educate people globally

Award-winning writer Janet Cohen shares her play “Anne and Emmett” to educate the masses and…

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Selma For Students: Making the Dream Real For A New Generation

How the "children" of Dr. King's Dream raised more than $2 million and made more than 300,000 tickets available to students in more than 30 cities.

How the “children” of Dr. King’s Dream raised more than $2 million and made more…

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Common and John Legend Win Oscar for ‘Glory’, Plus Moving Performance

Common and John Legend leave audience in tears after "Glory"

Last night viewers all across the country tuned into ABC network to watch The Oscars.…

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Couple Launches International Black History Month in Hong Kong

Power beaus on mission to spread economic empowerment and multicultural awareness

Couple is on a mission to honor the extraordinary achievements and historic contributions of African-Americans…

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Black History Month: 20 Leading Black Innovators in Technology

These innovators have greatly impacted communities and generations to come

Check out 20 notable black leaders and innovators in STEM fields that have made major…

By Kandia Johnson

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This Day in History: Frederick Douglass Elected President of Freedman Bank and Trust

Institution established to support economic stability of African Americans after Civil War

Bank was chartered by the U.S. government to guide the economic development of the newly…

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