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[Women’s History Month] Dr. Dara Richardson Heron Making History At The YWCA

Worked to enhance the lives of women, girls, and families

It is my hope that when people reflect on my legacy, they will say, “Throughout…

By Stacey Tisdale

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The Black Panther Party For Self-Defense: Black Lives Matter 1960s Style

PBS documentary Vanguard of the Revolution

On Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 9PM, Vanguard of the Revolution premiered on PBS and…

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Black Lives Matter Activist Running For Mayor of Baltimore

DeRay Mckesson becomes final candidate to join mayoral primary

Becoming the 13th and final candidate to jump into the primary race, Mckesson comes to…

By Courtney Connley

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Chicago Police Department Hires Consultant to Help with Civil Rights Reform

Mayor Rahm Emanuel taps former Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey to guide police force

Chicago taps police veteran Charles Ramsey to help with the reform of its police department.

By Courtney Connley

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More Than Half of U.S. Employers Do Not Honor Dr. King Day

Employees in the manufacturing industry are least likely to receive the day off

New survey shows that just 37% of U.S. employees receive a paid day off in…

By Courtney Connley

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BE Inspired: Dr. Martin Luther King Quotes to Uplift and Empower You

Some favorite quotes from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Although King is most recognized for his work during the Civil Rights movement, his principles…

By Kandia Johnson

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and The Gospel of Action

Rhetoric alone can't bring about change

Of all the possible descriptions and titles that have been assigned to Dr. King, history…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Remembering Dr. King: Greg Calhoun

CEO of Calhoun Enterprises recalls meeting Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

As a young kid, I really didn’t know why I was out there to be…

By Sonja Mack

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Events Happening Around the Nation

A roundup of citywide events honoring the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Join citywide events to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

By Kandia Johnson

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Black Enterprise Remembers Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Archival episodes of Our World With Black Enterprise honoring Dr. King

Several Civil Rights Leaders in their own right, including Ambassador Andrew Young, Congressman John Lewis…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Minimum Wage Increase: NYC Mayor Upping the Ante to $15

Plan will cost city more than $230 million and boost pay for contract, union workers

Workers in the Big Apple can expect to earn at least $15 an hour by…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Twitter Reacts: Oregon Militia Leader Compares Himself to Rosa Parks

The comparison doesn't go over well

Twitter reacts to Oregon ‘militia’ leader comparing himself to Rosa Parks

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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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[Op-Ed] Why Rep. Scalise’s Inclusion at CBC 13th Amendment Event Was More Than Questionable

With racial scandals, take note of his controversial decisions on equality

Rep. Steve Scalise inclusion in the speaker lineup for the CBC’s 13th amendment commemoration event…

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Eric Holder Honored at NAACP Legal Defense Fund 75th Anniversary Gala

The first African American to serve as U.S. Attorney General received the Thurgood Marshall Lifetime Achievement Award

The NAACP LDF honored former United States Attorney General Eric Holder for his lifelong efforts…

By Matthew S. Scott

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Duke University Celebrates John Hope Franklin’s 100th Birthday

The yearlong tribute continues

The tributes will continue in November as well, including a presentation by members of the…

By Cristie Leondis

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Remembering Julian Bond As A Champion of Black Enterprise

A consummate journalist, Bond understood the importance of black-owned media as a voice of empowerment and self-determination for African Americans.

Against a backdrop of activism and achievement, it could be easy to forget that Bond…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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$6.4 Million: Baltimore Reaches Settlement with Freddie Gray Family

Deal must still be approved by the city’s Board of Estimates

Freddie Gray’s family set to get $6.4 million in death settlement, however, the deal must…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Civil Rights Activist Amelia Boynton Robinson Passes Away at 104

Boynton Robinson remembered as a fighter for justice and equality

Civil Rights Activist Amelia Boynton Robinson, who helped lead the “Bloody Sunday” civil rights march…

By Courtney Connley

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Shaun King-gate? Did Black Lives Matter Activist Lie About His Race?

Activist denies lying and says there's a "conspiracy" against him in his work to highlight injustices

Black Lives Matter activist is at the center of controversy after reports that he falsely…

By Janell Hazelwood

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