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NAACP Legal Defense Honors Late President with Fellowship for Lawyers

New opportunity will provide advanced career opportunities for civil rights litigators

NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund launches new fellowship program to honor late president John…

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Black Ivy League Student Leaders Form Civil Rights Coalition

Students pledge to help bring about racial equality

With the goal of bringing about social change, black student leaders from the nation’s eight…

By Courtney Connley

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Library of Congress to House Rosa Parks Papers

Collection on 10-year loan from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation

The historical collection of American icon, Rosa Parks, will now be housed at the Library…

By Courtney Connley

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[WATCH] Ferguson Kids Send Message to White America About Racism

Six black children discuss the need to end racism

In video, six black youth from Ferguson, Missouri, discuss the need to end racism in…

By Courtney Connley

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Ferguson Police Wearing Body Cameras

Will this change how they act around citizens?

Ferguson police have finally begun to wear body cameras, but is it enough to change…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Warren Buffett’s Son Buys Rosa Parks’ Artifacts For $4.5 Million

No plans on what to do with the civil rights leader's items have been announced

The late, great Civil Rights pioneer, Rosa Parks, has had her life mementos purchased by…

By Kevin L. Clark

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When Will Police Stop Murdering Unarmed Black Men?

Each of us must take a stand each and every day to make the point that black lives matter

According to the FBI’s most recent accounts of “justifiable homicide,” in the seven years between…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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J. Cole, Nelly, and More Take Action in Honoring Michael Brown

Celebrities speak out in the death of unarmed teen

In the aftermath of Michael Brown’s death, celebrities use their platform to help bring justice…

By Courtney Connley

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#JusticeForMikeBrown: #HBCUs Stand Together in Protest to Raise Awareness

HBCUs shoot powerful #HandsUpDontShoot pictures

In honor of unarmed Ferguson, Missouri teen Michael Brown’s death, HBCUs across the nation have…

By Courtney Connley

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$525,000: Barneys Pays to Settle Racial Profiling Allegations

Retailer to also hire anti-profiling consultant

After an investigation on multiple complaints of racial profiling, Barneys New York has agreed to…

By Courtney Connley

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Black Mt. Rushmore: What African American Leaders Are On Yours?

Who are the top leaders that would be immortalized in granite?

If there were a Black Mt. Rushmore, what African-American faces should be sculpted and chiseled…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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The Fight Against ‘Racial Profiling’ and ‘Shopping While Black’ Continues

The line between “the suspect is a black male” and “black males are suspect” remains dangerously thin.

The line between “the suspect is a black male” and “black males are suspect” remains…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Hollywood Boss Moves: Phylicia Rashad Directs ‘Four Little Girls’ Play

Special reading marks 50th anniversary of tragic Birmingham bombing

Actress Phylicia Rashad, best known as one of America’s favorite TV moms, is adding…

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Civil Rights for a New Generation: Rescuing the Abandoned

The 50th Anniversary March on Washington is an opportunity to begin paving a way to freedom and equality for the “least of these” of black America.

The 50th anniversary of the March on Washington is an opportunity to refocus the civil…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Jesse Hill Jr., Atlanta Activist and Businessman, Dead at 86

St. Louis native was a civil rights activist who led Atlanta Life Insurance Co.

Mr. Hill died Monday at age 86.

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History! Ole Miss Crowns First Black Homecoming Queen

A historic moment in the controversial southern university's history

A historic moment in the controversial southern university’s history

By Makkada B. Selah

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Louis Farrakhan: ‘We Can’t Keep Blaming the White Man’

Did you ever expect him to say something like this?

Did you ever expect him to say something like this?

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Ann Coulter: “Civil Rights Are Only For Blacks, Not Gays”

What do you think of the controversial Conservative commentator's comments?

What do you think of the controversial Conservative commentator’s comments?

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Opinion: What Republicans Could Learn From Being Gay

Commentator Raynard Jackson shares his views on the recent debate over Pres. Obama's stance on gay rights

Some argue that gay rights and civil rights are the same, while others, like Raynard…

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Tuskegee Airplane, Boeing-Stearman PT-13D Kaydet, c. 1944

This vintage, open-cockpit biplane was used at Alabama’s renowned Tuskegee Institute to train Black fighter pilots during World War II.

Memorabilia From National Museum of African American History & Culture

From Harriet Tubman's Hymn Book to Muhammad Ali's headgear, you can connect with all aspects of black cultural

In preparation for the 2015 opening of the National Museum of African American History &…

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When assessing the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. the number of protesters he helped rouse, the amount of books documenting his philosophy that he published and the total revenue generated by artistic projects made in his honor only tell a fraction of the story. To truly decode Dr. King you must take into account the impact he has had on the global issues of race, class and social justice by virtue of inspiring change. In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, BlackEntperise.com spoke with James Peterson, the Director of Africana Studies and Associate Professor of English at Lehigh University, in an effort to enhance our understanding on the civil rights leader’s work. —Souleo

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Decoded

See how the Civil Rights leader inspired mass change

As the nation celebrates the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., Black Enterprise Decodes the…

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In the News: Denzel Washington Donates $2.25 Million to Fordham; Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth Dies at 89 and More

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

See what’s going on in the world with today’s compilation of news around the Web

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Whether it was civil rights or gay rights, the struggle for equality has been an on-going battle. While the call to action generally happens on the grassroots level with the people, it’s on Capitol Hill where the real changes happen. As BlackEnterprise.com’s coverage of the Black LGBT community, we look back at the some major historical points of the LGBT rights movements with an intensive timeline that follows the ups, downs and milestones under various presidential administrations. —Kahliah Laney

US Presidents Decoded: 49 Milestones in LGBT History

See which 16 US presidents were in office when these historic LGBT moments occured

From Abraham Lincoln to Barack Obama, US presidents have presided over many great moments in…

By Kahliah A. Laney

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National March for Lesbian/Gay Rights

Gay Rights vs. Civil Rights

African Americans banned together to fight racial injustice, but for some, gay rights is a different battle

Civil Rights and Gay Rights share many similarities, but those some would beg to differ.…

By Tamara Warren

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Women of Power: Eleanor Holmes Norton Continues Her Civil Rights Mission

The congresswoman has never forgotten her call to action to help her people achieve greatness

Congresswoman Norton keep the civil rights movement going
Nothing says power like politics, and for the…

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In the News: Turmoil in Egypt Continues; Martin Luther King III Addresses Mets Rumors; Vick’s New Deal

Noteworthy headlines from around the Web...

The Egyptian president’s “out with the old, in with the new” cabinet strategy failed as…

By Janel Martinez

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Washington Report: Updates From the Capitol

Greene�s primary victory is upheld; Ethics panel scrutinizes lawmakers

The South Carolina Democratic Party’s executive committee voted Thursday night to uphold unemployed veteran Alvin…

By Joyce Jones

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For nearly half a century, Dorothy Irene Height has been a vocal champion and leader in the Civil Rights movement. As the only female member among the major leaders of the Civil Rights Movement—along with Martin Luther King, Whitney H. Young, A. Philip Randolph, James Farmer, Roy Wilkins and John Lewis—Height fought for equality and human rights for all people. Among her numerous accomplishments: Height was named to address issues of duress during the aftermath of the Harlem riot of 1935; appointed leader of the United Christian Youth Movement of North America in the New Deal era (1933); was on the staff of the National Board of the YWCA of the USA (1944 - 1977); elected president of the National Council of Negro Women (1957-1998); and received the NAACP Spingarn Medal,  the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Bill Clinton, and the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian and most distinguished award presented by the U.S.  Congress.  She was as well known for her extensive collection of hats, as well as for her indomitable spirit.  (Image source: New York University) (Click here to view Women of Power Legacy Award Dorothy Height Tribute video.)

Dorothy I. Height: Her Life in Pictures

As the only female member among the major leaders of the Civil Rights Movement Height fought for equality and human rights for all people

For nearly half a century, Dorothy Irene Height has been a vocal champion and leader…

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National Urban League Launches Interactive Tool

Organization celebrates 100 years of service

To mark its centennial, the National Urban League has ramped up its focus on…

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Backtalk with Gwen Ifill

Black Enterprise turned the tables on Gwen Ifill, getting her thoughts on objectivity in the…

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New Civil Rights Museum Honors Sit-In Legacy

Historic site houses original artifacts, highlights black history

Counteracting racism was never as literal as it was on Feb. 1, 1960, when four…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Percy E. Sutton: A Titan Worthy of Emulation

Memorial service for iconic business leader to be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 6, at Manhattan's Riverside Church

Percy Sutton never met a challenge too great for his boundless energy and intrepid spirit.…

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Obama and a New Generation Come to Power

They’ve been called the “children of the dream.” They are the generation of African Americans,…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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NAACP Celebrates 100 Years with Focus on Human Rights

Organization pushing for stimulus funds distribution to be monitored

As the NAACP embarks on its 100th anniversary, the organization and America stands on the…

By Renita Burns

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I Don’t Know What To Say…What Would Pop-Pop Think?

Sen. Barack Obama is officially the Democratic Party nominee for the Presidency of the United States of America

Is this really happening? Did I just witness Sen. Hillary Clinton move to nominate Sen.…

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