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[OP-ED] Dear Omari Hardwick: Black Lives Matter Is More Than A Hashtag

Movement has ignited a new generation to join the fight for black freedom

As a 28-year-old black woman dedicated to the advancement and liberation of people of color,…

By Selena Hill

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What We Learned From Trayvon Martin’s Attorney, Benjamin Crump

Attorney shares views on what communities can do to bring awareness and advance change

On Wednesday, Aug. 3, Black Enterprise held a Twitter Chat with Michael Brown and Trayvon…

By Cristie Leondis

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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…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Technically Incorrect: Should Black People Play Pokémon GO?

Focusing on the intersection of technology, politics, and social issues from an African American perspective

Focusing on the intersection of technology, politics, and social issues from an African American perspective.

By Samara Lynn

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Miami Police Shooting of Innocent Black Man Draws Reaction From American Civil Liberties Union

Another unarmed black man, this time Charles Kinsey; a caretaker for an autistic child, is shot by the police

An unarmed black man shot by Miami police is the latest in what seems like…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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11 Misconceptions About Black Lives Matter, Part 2

Organizers of Black Lives Matter invalidate a few of the myths that currently surround the social justice movement

#BlackLivesMatter is a call to action and a response to the virulent anti-Black racism that…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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11 Misconceptions About Black Lives Matter, Part 1

Organizers are debunking a few myths about what the Black Lives Matter movement is and what it isn’t

The phrase “black lives matter” has become a rallying cry for a new chapter in…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Zuckerberg Comments on Facebook Live Role in Castile Shooting

Mark Zuckerberg acknowledges Facebook Live's pivotal role in disclosing the shooting of Philando Castile, writing, "I hope we never have to see another video" like it

Mark Zuckerberg composed a poignant post on Facebook Live’s role in showing the world the…

By Samara Lynn

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3 Ways to Preserve Your Mental Health Right Now

Try not to let it take you under

Find out ways to not lose your mind while smothered by mindless behavior. Check out…

By Safon Floyd

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After #AltonSterling and #PhilandoCastile: Take Action

While words cannot effectively convey our horror at the killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, here are a few things we can do to honor their memories

The past 48 hours have left us stunned, heartbroken, and justifiably fearful. While there are…

By Hailey Wallace

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Alton Sterling: What We Know So Far

On Tuesday morning, Alton Sterling, 37, was shot to death by Baton Rouge police officers, as shown in a 48-second cellphone video that has since gone viral.

On Tuesday morning, Alton Sterling, 37, was shot to death by Baton Rouge police officers,…

By Hailey Wallace

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Legal Equalizer App May Save Your Life When Pulled Over

Sandra Bland's death inspired the creation of a potentially life saving app

Legal Equalizer uses location services and integrates with a mobile device’s address book. Users can…

By Samara Lynn

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Roland Martin Calls Out Bill O’Reilly For His Black Lives Matter Attack

'I am not calling him a racist, I’m saying he plays the race card'

NewsOne Now, host and managing editor Roland S. Martin spoke out against Fox News Host…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Obama the Sixth U.S. President to Deliver Keynote at Howard

148th commencement for the historically black university

“So make no mistake, Class of 2016. You’ve got plenty of work to do,” said…

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George Zimmerman Tries to Fund Fight Against Black Lives Matter, Auctions Gun Used to Kill Trayvon Martin

The acquitted killer George Zimmerman attempted to sell his firearm online

George Zimmerman, the man who fatally shot unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin in 2012 and…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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What Happens When Campus Activism Affects School Policies

College presidents say racial dialogue has increased

According to a new study, college presidents say campus activism is affecting the racial dialogue…

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Trump’s Campaign of Anger and Fear takes Center Stage in Discussion on Race

The notion of post-racial politics celebrated at the dawn of the Obama era has long been discarded

Harvard historian Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and acclaimed documentary filmmaker Ken Burns declared that America…

By Derek T. Dingle

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[Watch] Black History Month: How Freed Slaves Created and Lost $57 Million

The Freedman's Bank: A story of tragedy and resilience

Between 1865 and 1874, about 100,000 black individuals and institutions amassed $57 million in the…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Zuckerberg Sends Warning to Employees For Altering “Black Lives Matter” Slogan

Facebook founder issues harsh memo after "Black Lives Matter" slogan is altered at the company's headquarters

Apparently, some Facebook employees take issue with “Black Lives Matter.”

By Samara Lynn

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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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