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[RECAP] Influencer Coalition Presents ‘The Autopsy, Part 2: Our Money, Our Power, Our Politics’

Business and community leaders gather in Atlanta to talk strategy and solutions

“The Autopsy, Part 2: Our Money, Our Power, Our Politics” examined the wealth gap and…

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[RECAP] MSNBC’s Discussion On Law Enforcement and the Community

Vital conversation between community leaders and police on solutions

A necessary discussion for both sides addressed the strained relationship and how to repair it.

By Michael Tolbert

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President Obama Launches My Brother’s Keeper Alliance

New independent nonprofit works to equalize opportunity for young men of color

A new independent nonprofit will work to create opportunity for young men of color and…

By Robin White Goode

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The Weekend Update: May 4

In case you missed it, here's some of the big news that happened this weekend

The weekend is never quite long enough, and it seems as though there’s always too…

By Michael Tolbert

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Black Wealth: A Growing Force to be Reckoned With

The New Faces of Wealth

If you believe what you see and hear in the media about the state of…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Baltimore Businesses Scrambling For Saftey Now Ready To Rebuild

Some local business are making plans to help with clean up efforts and reopening stores once order is restored

Baltimore businesses are dealing with the fallout of the riots, and now planning for cleanup…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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#BmoreFriday: Baltimore Businesses Use Social Media to Pick Up the Pieces in Aftermath of Riots

Organizations and entrepreneurs promoting hashtag to boost foot traffic and customers

Baltimore businesses are still dealing with the aftermath of riots and a curfew, but have…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Institute To Create Young Black Male Entrepreneurs Kicks Off In Washington D.C.

U.S. Black Chambers launch program to create more minority businesses and jobs in the capital

Institute prepares next generation of young black male business owners.

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Reports: Freddie Gray Death Ruled a Homicide; World Reacts for Justice

Baltimore prosecutor proceeds with charges against six police officers

Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby brought charges against six police officers in the death…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Who Is Marilyn Mosby? 10 Facts About the Woman Who’s Bringing Justice to Freddie Gray’s Case

Everything you need to know about Baltimore City State's Attorney

Facts about Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby who was in charge of overseeing the…

By Courtney Connley

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Police Brutality Also an Issue for Women of Color

Black female lives lost by way of law enforcement lack social awareness

Women of color questioning where the support lies for the numerous black female lives…

By Brittany Dandy

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Tech-Focused Ideas Drive Mario Armstrong’s #More4Bmore Initiative to Help Baltimore

The technologist's hashtag campaign seeks to change chatter into action after city's unrest

Mario Armstrong’s #More4Bmore campaign seeks techies’ help.

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The Economics of Riots: Causes and Solutions 23 Years After Los Angeles

Operation Hope’s John Hope Bryant tells us what it takes to rebuild

The unrest in Baltimore comes practically 23 years to the day after Los Angeles erupted…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Gang Members Protected Black Businesses During Baltimore Riots

Three gangs reportedly came together in solidarity to safeguard black-owned companies

Members of three Baltimore street gangs reportedly came together in unity during Monday’s unrest to…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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[WATCH] Hillary Clinton a Keynote Speaker at David Dinkins Leadership and Public Policy Forum

Presidential hopeful offers prayers for Freddie Gray family and talks social reform

Hillary Clinton talked social and economic reform as well as the Freddie Gray case at…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Social Media, Tech Play Role in Baltimore Riots and Recovery

Helped to document the unrest and spurr a community cleanup

Social media and tech used during Baltimore riots and cleanups.

By Joel Lyons

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How to Handle the Emotions of Racial Injustice While at Work

In the aftermath of Freddie Gray case, here's how to cope while in the office

As our country sits enraged about numerous moments of injustice, we still have to get…

By Dr. Atira Charles

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[VIDEO] Black Lives Matter Protesters Stock Forever 21 with ‘Never 21′ Tees

The group is bringing awareness to children killed by law enforcement

Black Lives Matter protesters posed as employees, stick Forever 21 with Never 21 t-shirts for…

By Brittany Dandy

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The Curious Case of Freddie Gray

The circumstances regarding his death are unclear and a nation is demanding answers

Baltimore, MD: Today is the funeral for Freddie Gray, but why? The circumstances regarding his…

By Michael Tolbert

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Killer Mike Joins Laverne Cox, Russell Wilson and More At White House Correspondents’ Dinner

The annual event's guest list is star studded and a rare night off for POTUS

The dinner brings together top members in government and members of the media for as…

By Michael Tolbert

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Michael Brown’s Family Files Civil Suit Against Ferguson

Brown's family believes the evidence surrounding their son's death deserves another look

Attorney for the Brown family Anthony Gray – “The evidence has not changed, but the…

By Michael Tolbert

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1.5 Million Black Men Missing: Entrepreneurs Summit to Host Town Hall to Address Issues

Black Enterprise helming a solution-focused conversation during Atlanta event in May

Over one million black men are missing in the United States, and Black Enterprise hosts…

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Black Lives Matter Update: Two Blacks Get a Seat in Ferguson’s City Council

Perhaps a new day has dawned for the Ferguson community

On Tuesday April 7, two African Americans got a seat in the City Council of…

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Walter Scott Case: White Officer Michael Slager Charged with Murder in South Carolina

The video leaked to the public Tuesday April 7, which resulted in the state filing charges

White officer Michael T. Slager has been charged with the murder of Walter Scott on…

By Cristie Leondis

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BlackLivesMatter: The Young Woman Behind the Hashtag

Alicia Garza uses her voice and social media to fight for human rights

Alicia Garza is the 34-year-old who inspired the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter. Upon her discovery that George…

By Essence Gant

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Black Lives Matter: Trayvon Martin Foundation to Host Remembrance Weekend

The Trayvon Martin Foundation organize march and dinner to honor slain teen

The Trayvon Martin Foundation is scheduled to host its annual “I Am Trayvon” Peace Walk…

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New #BlackLivesMatter Course Comes to Dartmouth College

New class will cover America's history of race and violence

Dartmouth College to offer new #BlackLivesMatter course this spring

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Black History Month: Schomburg Center Hosting Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon to Expand Information

Organizers seek to raise awareness and add to narrative of innovation on the Web

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture seeks to make information on black history and…

By Christine Edmond

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Trayvon Martin’s Brother Celebrates Graduating From College

Jahvaris Fulton, 22, earned his BS in Information Technology

The tragic events that have been rooted in judgment and ignorance have claimed the lives…

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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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John Legend Hires Food Trucks For New York Protesters

Backed by his wife, the two help feed protesters in NYC

Ohio native and Grammy award singer, John Legend, along with his wife, hired food trucks…

By Kevin L. Clark

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UC Berkeley Black Student Union Holds 4.5 Hour Campus Sit-In

Student leaders shut down campus cafe as they rally for justice

Student leaders from UC Berkeley’s Black Student Union hold a 4.5 hour campus sit-in in…

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Black Lives Matter: A Tribute to Black Men Killed By Police

We must stand up and protect ourselves

Michael Brown is the latest name added to a list of victims whose lives were…

By Kevin L. Clark

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10 Most Heartbreaking #IfIWasGunnedDown Tweets You Should See

Events in Ferguson, Missouri have spawned outrage and trending topic

Things are already becoming a lot worse for people in Ferguson, Missouri, before anything has…

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