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Magic Sets Record Straight on Sterling in CNN, TMZ Interviews

"Not once, even today, has he ever apologized to me or the other minorities he offended."

Magic Johnson responds to Donald Sterling's attack
In a telephone interview with TMZ and an interview…

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Assist King: Magic Johnson’s Countless Charitable Contributions

LA Clippers owner's notion that Magic Johnson 'doesn't do anything for black people' heavily flawed

LA Clippers owner’s declaration that Earvin “Magic” Johnson does nothing for black people is heavily…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Learn How This Former College Professor Got Her Black Doll Collection in Walmart

Lisa Williams' "Positively Perfectly" dolls are sold in more than 3000 stores

Have you purchased one for your child?

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#DrivingInnovation: Twitter Chat Provides Platform for Entrepreneurs to Discuss Diversity in Tech

NewME Accelerator alums participate in BlackEnterprise.com Twitter chat on tech and innovation

Two years after airing of CNN’s Black in America, BlackEnterprise.com hosted its first #DrivingInnovation Twitter…

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CNN and BuzzFeed Launch YouTube Channel for Millennials

“CNN BuzzFeed” to offer shareable news mashup videos to young adults

Social news site BuzzFeed announced its partnership with cable network heavyweight CNN on Tuesday. “CNN…

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Obama Administration Launches One-Stop-Shop Website to Educate Business Owners About the Affordable Care Act

New Poll Says Most Americans Oppose Obamacare

Some say Obamacare is not liberal enough; others say it's too liberal

Obamacare gets mixed reviews among the American public says new poll

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Soledad O’Brien Signs Off of CNN

Her show, 'Starting Point,' has ended after just one year

Is there a ‘blackout’ going on at CNN?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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After CNN Dumped Martin and Soledad, Is Cable News Becoming Too White?

Cable news appears to be white-washed, say critics.

Commentators criticize CNN and MSNBC for lack of diversity on anchor line-up.

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Popular Political Commentator Roland Martin Ejected from CNN

Political commentator blames new CNN president for departure.

Martin took to Twitter to announce his last day on CNN will be April 6.

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Soledad O’Brien Criticizes CNN

Soledad steps down from her CNN morning show in May

O’Brien claims CNN never supported her show “Starting Point”

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Soledad O’Brien Leaves Host Gig at CNN, Starts Media Company

Journalist enters partnership with CNN with new media company.

O’Brien’s show “Boiling Point” gets the axe after poor ratings.

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CNN Revamps Brand, New Morning Show Planned

Role of current host, Soledad O'Brien, unclear

In an effort to bolster ratings CNN has hired some new talent to replace or…

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Is Nas the Greatest Lyricist of All Time?

CNN seems to think so.....

What do you think?

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Chris Bennett recalls the feedback he received for his company, Soldsie, while participating in the NewMe Accelerator in Silicon Valley.

‘Black in America’: Chris Bennett, One Year Later

From private equity to programming the web: What life looks like after the NewMe Accelerator

One year after participating in the NewMe Accelerator, which was featured in the CNN Black…

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As a black woman, Tiffani Bell, founder of Pencil You In, is a rarity in Silicon Valley.

‘Black in America’: Tiffani Bell, One Year Later

Howard University computer science graduate looks back at what she's gained from the NewMe Accelerator

BlackEnterprise.com caught up with the tech entrepreneur Tiffani Bell to see what she’s been up…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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CNN’s Don Lemon Says Actor Jonah Hill Snubbed Him

Hill says: 'What do you want me to do? Move in with you?'

Hill says: ‘What do you want me to do? Move in with you?’

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Van Jones, Mary Matalin Square Off Over Obama’s Second Term On CNN

The GOP strategist calls Obama's campaign "divisive"

The GOP strategist calls Obama’s campaign “divisive”

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Is T.J. Holmes BET’s Last Hope for Respectability?

The former CNN anchor hopes to strike gold at his new network

The former CNN anchor hopes to strike gold at his new network

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Headline News Network Anchor Richelle Carey Breaks Barriers

She's more than just an anchorwoman

She’s more than just an anchorwoman

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Barack Obama Leads Mitt Romney Nationally

After DNC, president's lead widens according to CNN poll

After DNC, president’s lead widens according to CNN poll

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Black CNN Camerawoman Talks About Peanut Throwing Incident

Patricia Carroll said there weren't many black people at the convention

Patricia Carroll said there weren’t many black people at the convention

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Jay-Z Backs Obama’s Gay Marriage Stance

The music mogul came out in support of the president's position on same-sex marriage in a recent interview with CNN

Brooklyn-born rapper Jay-Z cosigned President Obama’s decision to support gay marriage in an interview with…

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Whether you’re an adoring Tupac Shakur fan or not, the unexpected hologram appearance of the deceased rapper during Dr. Dre and Snoop Dog’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival performance on Sunday was nothing short of impressive. With his true to life mannerisms and virtual swag, if you will, this performance gave a glimmer of hope to those who desire to recapture the talent of artists gone too soon. Footage of the monumental performance emerged yesterday morning, generating over a million views on various YouTube videos, and producing a great deal of conversation about the constant evolution of technology. 

BlackEnterprise.com takes a look at 5 other "visual" entertainers.--Reginald Larkin

The Road to the Tupac Hologram: 5 Other ‘Visual’ Entertainers

The late rapper Tupac Shakur’s collaborative performance at Coachella joins the ranks of other innovative…

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The Future of Black History: Web Entrepreneur Angela Benton

The serial entrepreneur dishes on what inspires her, and the future of NewMe and Silicon Valley

BlackEnterprise.com spoke to Black Web Media Founder Angela Benton about her success in tech, who…

By Sade K. Muhammad

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Opinion: Did Black America Turn Its Back on Roland Martin?

Culture critic Raynard Jackson chimes in on GLAAD's calling for the CNN personality's dismissal for controversial tweets

After CNN personality Roland Martin’s homophobic tweets, GLAAD asked for his firing, critics feel Black…

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Roland Martin Suspended After Recent Twitter Remarks

The cable networks’ commentator was suspended after the Super Bowl Sunday ad commentary he posted on his personal Twitter feed

Roland Martin’s Super Bowl Sunday tweets have landed the political analyst in trouble with CNN.…

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Soledad O’Brien’s Morning Show Named

CNN announced the news anchor’s show will be called Starting Point, debuting January 2, 2012

CNN announced Wednesday that Soledad O’Brien’s morning show will be called Starting Point. It’s set…

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A White rapper had the hottest Super Bowl commercial, a Black tech startup accelerator changes the Web tech startup space and a homeless man gets his dream job because a YouTube video went viral. The year 2011 was epic in terms of showing how much impact technology has on our culture and has changed the way we communicate, launch businesses, and become informed about current events. As the final days on this year count down, I decided to take a look back on some of the great (and not-so-great) moments in technology for 2011. —Hajj Flemings

2011: The Year in Review Through Technology

A look back at technology's impact on the year that was

From the man with the golden voice to Occupy Wall Street, the 2011 year in…

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How to Handle Holiday Tipping During Tough Times

The current economic situation hasn't changed Americans' tipping habits. See what you can do to show your gratitude without breaking the bank

Etiquette experts at The Emily Post Institute, Inc. provide pointers on holiday tipping during an…

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All [a Tech Guy] Wants For Christmas is…

Tech expert Hajj Flemings lets you scan his Christmas wish list for inspiration

What do you get the techie who has everything for the holidays? Here are some…

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Black Web 2.0′s Angela Benton Talks Startups, Mentoring & the NewMe Accelerator

The CEO of Black Web Media opens up about being scared of the CNN Black in America 4 reactions, as well as what's next for her now famous incubator

BlackEnterprise.com spoke to the founder and publisher of Black Web 2.0 Angela Benton about what…

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Making Gangsta Moves in the Innovation Economy

Creativity, persistence, capital and connections will drive the advancement of high-growth African American businesses

What’s needed to maintain forward momentum for the emerging digerati? You guessed it – capital.…

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November 13, 2011 was a historical day for Blacks in tech as CNN's Black In America 4: The New Promised Land: Silicon Valley aired.  The documentary followed eight entrepreneurs from around the country who relocated to Silicon Valley in the summer to launch their Web tech start-ups as part of the NewME Accelerator Program.
	The documentary alone will not create a 100% meritocracy in Silicon Valley but has sparked discussion that didn't exist about Black Web tech start-ups. Kloudco founder Hank Williams  did an interesting analyst in his "Tech Industry Silence is Deafening on #BlackInAmerica"  post. Only three people from Rob Schoble's Influential Tech Industry list joined the discussion. With #BlackInAmerica being a trending topic the night of the doc’s premier, it’s not likely these tech savvy people missed it. As a note, popular start-up publication, TechCrunch, which routinely reports on the demo days and does extensive profiles of the other accelerator participants, didn't mention it at all. In response, here’s my 5-point recap. —Hajj Flemings

5-Point Recap of CNN’s Black In America 4

What steps need to happen to increase our presence in Silicon Valley

Following the premier of CNN’s Black in America 4: The New Promised Land: Silicon Valley,…

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UBR Spotlight: Data Solutions & Technologies CEO Deborah Scott Thomas

More on the entrepreneurs, business strategies and economic news on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable: Deborah Scott Thomas, the president and CEO of…

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In the News: CNN’s ‘Black in America’ Special Airs Sunday; Haiti Demands Pay From U.N. for Cholera Outbreak 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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Black Entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley Do Exist

TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington may be unsure but people of color are making strides in STEM

In a clip from CNN’s Black in America 4 TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington stated that…

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In the News: Soledad O’Brien Returns to CNN Mornings; Senate Blocks Another Part of Obama Jobs Plan 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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ADCOLOR Awards Honors Earl G. Graves Sr. & Other Media Trailblazers

Highlights from this year's celebration of minorities in advertising, marketing and media

Founded in 2005 by Tiffany R. Warren, the ADCOLOR Industry Coalition pays homage to professionals…

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The former Single Ladies actress appeared on the small screen in The Cosby Show as Denise Huxtable’s friend, Michelle, and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, but most remember this part Mexican beauty as Dionne from the 1995 film Clueless.  She went on to star in the television spinoff under the same name from 1996-1999.

Did You Know? These 15 Notables Are Latino

See which entertainers, politicians, and media personalities are of Hispanic origin

As part of our Hispanic Heritage Month coverage, BlackEnterprise.com is highlighting 15 figures you didn’t…

By Janel Martinez

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With 140 characters or less, social media regulars receive the latest deets on everything from the advertures of their favorite celebs to up-to-the minute info on their close friends’ whereabouts to a blow-by-blow account of the Arab Spring. But Twitter is more than a news feed, it's also a professional tool, and following people who interest and inspire you can enhance your college experience. Instead of only following your celeb obsessions or BFFs, try useful college resources, prominent organizations and established leaders. To help you get started for back to school season, BE On Campus correspondent Damaris Skelton highlights 9 Twitter accounts that will help   keep college students in the know. Let us know your  favorite Twitter account (on or off this list) below!

9 Twitter Accounts That Can Enhance Your College Experience

From influential organizations to young leaders making a difference in their community, these 9 Twitter accounts will keep you in the know

Back to school season is upon us and BE On Campus correspondent Damaris Skelton highlights…

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FACEBOOK:   I’m a pretty late bloomer on the Facebook-for-business bandwagon, as opposed to just family and friends. But a good friend recently educated me on how you can add layers of security and privacy for people you know casually, while allowing good friends total access to your page. Be sure to do this, and include business updates and links to any press or promotions you’re doing. Facebook is still the best way to spread a message virally.

In the News: Amy Holmes Joins GBTV; FaceBook Denies Harvesting Cell Numbers and More

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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In the News: Florida Drug Tests Welfare Recipients; Fewer Americans File Bankruptcy and More

Headlines around the web

Florida governor Rick Scott forces welfare applicants to submit to drug tests as a way…

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WATCH: Don Lemon on Coming Out and Being ‘Transparent’ in the Black Community

The CNN anchor speak openly about his personal and professional life

See CNN anchor Don Lemon speak openly about the challenges of coming out in the…

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Oprah Follows 33 People on Twitter, But Who Are They?

Despite having more than 6 million followers on Twitter, Oprah Winfrey has only returned the favor to a handful—see who they are

Boasting more than 6 million followers on Twitter, Oprah Winfrey commands serious social media clout…

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In the News: CNN’s Don Lemon Tweets Sexuality; Donald Trump Ditches Presidential Bid;Bill Lester: First Black Grand-Am Winner

Headlines around the web

CNN anchor Don Lemon came out on Twitter (Image: Press)

CNN’s Don Lemon…

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In the News: Walgreens Celebrates Black History Month; ‘T-Commerce’ On the Rise; Foreign Journalists Attacked

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

One of the country’s largest drug store chains is highlighting more than on-the-shelf sale items…

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In the News: Tavis Smiley & Cornel West Launch Weekly Radio Show; Verizon’s iPhone Debut Close

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

Nearly a week after Egyptians reported a country-wide Internet outage, service has been restored, according…

By Janel Martinez

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Soledad O’Brien on Why Some Black Families Struggle Financially

CNN's 'Black in America: Almighty Debt' host sheds light on the origin of our financial woes

“The impact of decades of slavery, Jim Crow and unfair hiring practices are still…

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‘Black in America’ Shows One Pastor’s Determination to End Debt

Pastor DeForest Soaries installed a four-step wealth building program at his NJ church

Pastor Soaries says debt is equivalent to a kind of slavery
It all started seven years…

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Stars Of TV And Film Mingle At SAG Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Screen Actors Guild Awards are all about the stars of…

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Quake Relief: The Culture Of Now V. The Real World

More than a week after an earthquake leveled swaths of the Haitian capital, the recriminations…

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Black TV News

Is America ready for a 24-hour black cable news network?

Cable and network television news programs have often been chided for their lack of adequate…

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