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Perspectives: 10 Candid Thoughts About #PostRacialAmerica

Twitter users weigh in about today's prejudices after Michael Brown shooting

President Barack Obama addressed the nation Aug. 18 about events that transpired in the U.S.…

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Sybrina Fulton Writes Heartfelt Letter to Michael Brown’s Family

Trayvon Martin's mother tells family their son's life will not be in vain

Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, wrote a heartfelt letter to the family of slain…

By Courtney Connley

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LGBT Advocates Stand In Solidarity With Michael Brown’s Family and Ferguson Protestors

Community speaks out against racial profiling and police brutality

The LGBT community rallies to support the family of Michael Brown, a black teen who…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Two Reporters Arrested, Detained In Ferguson, Mo.

Protests after the shooting of Michael Brown met with extreme police response

Two reporters, one Black and one White, were arrested and detained in a McDonald’s located…

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Report: Black Men Need More Education Than Whites To Get Same Job

However, earning high-school diploma gives African-American male a 50% larger impact

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A recent study by an advocacy group suggests that black men and white men…

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Michael Brown Shooting: NAACP Issues Statement

Reports say the unarmed 18-year-old was killed in his neighborhood

The death of Michael Brown at the hands of a Ferguson police officer outside an…

By Kevin L. Clark

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15 Most Influential #BlackLifeMatters Tweets You Should See

The latest shootings have the public and activists in an uproar

On the eve of 18-year-old Michael Brown’s death at the hands of St. Louis police,…

By Kevin L. Clark

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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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OPINION: Sketchy Neighborhood App Encourages Fear And Discrimination

It’s useless, racist, and ignores the truth about communities

A finalist in New York’s BigApps competition, SketchFactor, is a “sketchiness” crowdsourcing app that is…

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White Men Directed 90% Of This Year’s Summer Movies

Of 39 releases, 37 are directed by white men

Out of 39 movies that hit this summer, 37 have been directed by White men.…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Woody Allen Talks Lack of Black Actors in Films

Filmmaker: 'You hire people based on who is correct for part'

The veteran filmmaker, Woody Allen, explains to the New York Observer why his films aren’t…

By Kevin L. Clark

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George Zimmerman’s New Job? Security At a Gun Store

Trayvon Martin's attacker has authority, a badge and access to firearms

Trayvon Martin’s shooter, George Zimmerman, has a new job working as security at a place…

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Renisha McBride Case: Top Twitter Highlights

Theodore Wafer on trial after shooting woman who needed help

Witness on the stand during manslaughter trial discusses the shotgun used to kill 19-year-old Renisha…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Black Women Earn 64 Cents To Every Dollar Earned By White Men

Black women pale in comparison to non-Hispanic white men

Gender pay inequality is still high within the Black women community, as a recent study…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Under Investigation: New Jersey School System Faces Discrimination Scandal

Dept. of Education investigates "One Newark" plan

The Dept. of Education announced that its investigating Newark, New Jersey schools after filed complaints…

By Courtney Connley

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Young Man Uses Vine to Blasts Store Employees Following Him

User showcases his 'shopping while black' experience

Vine user, Rashid Polo, uses the social media video app to blasts employees following him…

By Courtney Connley

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NYC Approves Apartment Building With ‘Poor Door’

Is this a step forward for solving income inequality?

It’s no secret that New York City has an inequality problem. As more and more…

By Kevin L. Clark

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President Obama Bans LGBT Discrimination, No Religious Exemption

In many workplaces simply being LGBT is still a fireable offense

There are 29 states that have no laws to protect gay, lesbian, or bisexual employees…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Donald Sterling Meets With Steve Ballmer

Former Clippers owner considering his options in case against his wife

After learning he may lose the case against his wife, Shelly, Donald Sterling has decided…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Rob Brown Settling Discrimination Suit Against Macy’s

Settlement has been reached in principle regarding alleged racial profiling

Actor Rob Brown is settling the lawsuit versus Macy’s and New York City for their…

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President Obama Responds Hilariously To Homosexual Joke

Cool commander-in-chief continues to champion the LGBT community

President Obama, the coolest commander-in-chief, continues to champion the LGBT community while at a eatery…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Denied: Some College Students Can’t Access Federal Loans

Institute for College Access and Success finds many students of color affected

Recent study outlines the differences in loan access for each of the 50 states, broken…

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Report: Female White House Staffers Receive Smaller Raises, Fewer Promotions

More men hold higher-paying, senior jobs on Capitol Hill

Emerging numbers from White House on salaries paint negative portrait of pay equality.

By Richard Spiropoulos

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New York’s WestView Newspaper Calls Obama the N-Word

Was this race baiting at its finest?

The WestView News, a community newspaper in New York, published a piece in its July…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Fox Host Calls Single Women ‘Beyonce Voters’ Who Depend on Government

Jesse Watters also adds that these are Hillary Clinton's biggest supporters

Fox News host Jesse Watters calls single women ‘Beyonce voters’ who ‘depend on the government’…

By Courtney Connley

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The 15 Realest #NiceGentrifier Tweets You Should See

Gloria Malone's keep-it-real trending topic has elicited strong responses

Gloria Malone’s keep-it-real #NiceGentrifier hashtag has been trending, so we’ve taken the 15 best tweets…

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[PHOTOS] #Freedom50: 10 Riveting Civil Rights Moments That Inspire

In commemoration of the Civil Rights Act anniversary, take a look at iconic moments of activism.

Today, July 1, marks 50 years since the enactment of the Civil Rights Act on…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Top 21 Worst States for Minority-Owned Businesses

Iowa comes in as the worst state for minority entrepreneurs

Data from the SBA’s Office of Advocacy and Bloomberg Businessweek show the worst states offering…

By Courtney Connley

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NBA Gets A+ For Racial Hiring Practices

League gets outstanding marks for gender hiring as well

The 2014 National Basketball Association Racial and Gender Report Card (RGRC) reflect high scores for…

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Everything is big in Texas, including spending. Austin locals record an average monthly spending of $213 on clothes, shoes and other fashion-related wear.

Report: Black Business Owners in Texas Face Challenges

Business report shows significant barriers to growth and profitability

Business report shows significant barriers to growth and profitability for Texas small business owners.

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BET Sues Transgender Host B. Scott For $150,000

A judge previously ruled in favor of BET, and now B. Scott may have to pay

The war between B. Scott and BET has grown into a big brouhaha. Who will…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Report: Black and Hispanic Entrepreneurs Discriminated Against for Small Business Loans

Study follows experiences of businessmen seeking loans from same bank

Study that found discrimination followed experiences of white, black, Hispanic businessmen seeking loans from the…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Enforcing Public Dress Codes: Discrimination, Health Issue or Just Plain Nonsense?

Fashion freedom and style censorship are expanding beyond the office. Is it fair?

Cities are banning sagging pants, with a recent alleged arrest in South Carolina for the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Black Teens Discuss Classroom Discrimination in New Colorlines Series

Young teen boys discuss the stereotypes they face in the classroom

Eight Oakland teens talk about the challenges they face in school and the stereotypes they…

By Courtney Connley

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Crisis Managment, Anyone? Don Sterling Scandal Lends Nod to Importance of a Vital Plan

Be prepared for any career challenge---whether extremely scandalous or not

Don Sterling scandal lends a nod to the importance of a crisis management plan for…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Earning What’s Due: 4 Boss Moves to Make on Equal Pay Day

Active ways millennial women can make a difference today

As the pay gap for women and men is highlighted today for Equal Pay Day,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Professional Perceptions: Do the Clothes Really Make the Man?

Popular 'suit' meme brings questions of perceptions vs. reality in the workplace

A popular meme sparks question of whether perceptions match reality. Take a poll to give…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women Dominate Low-Wage Jobs But Still Paid Less Than Men

Working mothers face earnings gap

Research finds that though women dominate low-wage jobs, they are still paid less than their…

By Janell Hazelwood

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I’m ‘Bossy’ … And There’s Nothing Wrong With That

Sheryl Sandberg's campaign is a little shortsighted, missing the point

Sheryl Sandberg has called for a ban of the word ‘bossy,’ but one columnist encourages…

By Janell Hazelwood

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5 Outragous–Even Bizarre–Firings That Made the News

These cases of termination raised more than an eyebrow

A Des Moines man was fired after using a forklift to free goodies from a…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Workplace Trends: Is It True that People Don’t Prefer Working With or For Women?

Research says perception vs. experience doesn't exactly add up

Recent research finds that many people don’t have a preference either way when it comes…

By Janell Hazelwood

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New Study: Women in Hollywood Earn Less As Career Progresses

For black actresses, picture gets more gloomy

A new study further supports notion that female actresses earn less as they get older,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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…

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Maryland Workers Stage Protest Against Workplace Discrimination

Arundel County activists say unfair practices seen in county government

Activists held a protest Tuesday outside of the Arundel Center in Arundel County, Maryland, aiming…

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Report: Black Professionals Losing Out in Elite Careers

High-salary jobs for African-Americans are still elusive

Growth for blacks in the medical, law, architecture and executive level jobs has slowed or…

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Racist or Not?: ‘Love and Hip Hop’ Episode Shines Light on Workplace Discrimination

The jury's still out, but here's how to deal with a case of your own

A heated exchange of racial references on Love and Hip Hop brings to light instances…

By Jamie Harrison

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Rhonda Lee Case: Was Responding to Ignorance Worth It? I Don’t Think So

Sometimes it's best to pick professional battles wisely

Meteorologist Rhonda Lee was fired after responding to a viewer's racially charged Facebook comments about…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Wet Seal Discriminated Against Black Manager, Says Federal Agency

The former manager and two other black former Wet Seal managers filed a federal race discrimination lawsuit against the company.

Corporate managers had openly stated they wanted employees who had the ‘Armani look, were white,…

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A Brand of Exploitation: ‘Sweet Browns’ of the World, Please Have Several Seats

Shucking and jiving for checks is just not my cup of tea

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Sweet Brown, I’ve had enough.
Some of us chuckled and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Coming Out of the Closet at Work: Is it Easier for Young Professionals?

Statistics say many find it difficult. Here's how you can cope

Despite popular perception that young people are more comfortable with their sexual orientation, many are…

By Jamie Harrison

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One is the Loneliest Number: How to Cope with Being the Only Minority

Tips for handling those awkward---and frustrating---moments with class

Tips to help you navigate a workplace where you’re the only minority—whether race, sexual orientation…

By Jamie Harrison

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Do We Really Have to Give Up Culture for Ultimate Career Success?

I'd beg to differ, but in reality, it's up to us to choose the yay or nay

Whether it’s our name, mannerisms, interests, or values, is it necessary to sacrifice the cultural…

By Janell Hazelwood

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HBCU Employee Says She was Fired for Being White

Woman says university wouldn't have fired her if she was black

Woman says university wouldn’t have fired her if she was black

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NAACP Files Discrimination Complaint With NY Elite High Schools

Group says city's high schools discriminate against minorities

Group says city’s high schools discriminate against minorities

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Bank of America Accused of Bias in Managing Foreclosed Homes

Big bank is hit with discrimination complaint

Big bank is hit with discrimination complaint

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Teacher Kicks Girl Out of Classroom, Says Brown Tights Looked Nude

Mother says her honor roll student was discriminated against

Mother says her honor roll student was discriminated against

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Racist Display Prompts Investigation in Los Angeles Hospital

African-American employee finds doll in black face with racial slur

African-American employee finds doll in black face with racial slur

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Dreadlocks vs. Corporate America: Real-Life Stories of Making the Choice

Two professionals stood by their hairstyles --- with no regrets

These two professionals decided cutting their hair to conform to Corporate America standards just wasn’t…

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Connecticut Town Discriminated Against Potential Minority Homeowners

Winchester, Connecticut is over 94 percent white

Winchester, Connecticut is over 94 percent white

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Opinion: Outrage Over Chick-Fil-A’s Marriage Stance Is Misplaced

Gay writer says the tit-for-tat should be replaced with open dialogue

Michael Arceneaux, an openly gay writer, says the focus of the Chick-Fil-A anti-gay backlash is…

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Leave Justin Combs Alone: Whether Rich or Poor, An Earned Reward is His To Keep

Any wealthy offspring who doesn't embody negative stereotypes should be lauded

The argument that the son of a multimillionaire should return a scholarship he rightfully earned…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Motherhood vs. Career Pursuit: Should Women Have to Choose?

Women weigh in on whether sacrifice of parenting is doable and worth it

From fashion icon Kimora Lee Simmons to Xerox CEO Ursula Burns, women balance motherhood and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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1. Immediately after George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., there was no arrest by police and no charges were filed. Also, The Miami Herald reports that police initially wanted to charge Zimmerman---and applied for a warrant---but prosecutors said there wasn't enough evidence to move forward with charges.

George Zimmerman Has Been Arrested and Charged. Now What?

Here's how a second-degree murder trial could play out

Writer Zerlina Maxwell breaks down the legal standards to come for George Zimmerman, who was…

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Remembering a Media Legend: Top 5 Black News Moments with Mike Wallace

From Malcolm X to Tina Turner, we highlight top moments in a media legend's career

From Malcolm X to Tina Turner, Mike Wallace–who died April 7— has had a stellar…

By Janell Hazelwood

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The Hypocrisy of Democracy: Discrimination by Any Means Necessary

Questioning whether or not there really is a difference between being Democrat or Republican

With the candidates for the 2012 presidential election in place some wonder whether true democracy…

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1. Immediately after George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., there was no arrest by police and no charges were filed. Also, The Miami Herald reports that police initially wanted to charge Zimmerman---and applied for a warrant---but prosecutors said there wasn't enough evidence to move forward with charges.

9 Side-Eye-Worthy Moments in the Trayvon Martin Tragedy

A snapshot of events that have raised eyebrows and outrage

As public outrage continues, BlackEnterprise.com takes a look at nine key outrageous moments after the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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The Oscars have been the source of lauding and loathing for many in the African American community, from those in the field to those in the audience. This year was an unforgettable one, as actresses Octavia Spencer and Viola Davis received nominations (with Spencer going home with a win as Best Supporting Actress), some criticism, and many well-wishes from peers and fans alike. 


As the Oscars buzz continues, BlackEnterprise.com caught up with five top black talents in front of and behind the cameras to talk their career triumphs and challenges, why they continue to pursue their dreams and the Hollywood politics they navigate daily. ---Christian Law

Black Hollywood Talent Talk Careers and the Politics of the Hollywood

Five professionals to watch in 2012 dish on Tinseltown triumphs and challenges

These top black actors and Hollywood professionals to watch discuss career triumphs and how politics…

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There have been many black films that inspire, enrage, encourage and invigorate. And several of those have reflected real-life scenarios that we all have seen in our own lives --- especially when it comes to the workplace.


Here are six films with black actors that feature career issues and have taught all of us lessons about art reflecting life. ---Janell Hazelwood

6 Best Black Career Films of All Time

These movies taught lessons on workplace and career issues

These are six of the best films with black actors that incorporated everyday workplace issues.

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Do’s and Don’ts for the Pregnant Job Seeker

Tips for pursuing career opportunities while expecting a child

Being pregnant shouldn’t deter you from pursuing your career goals. Here are tips on how…

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Only Ex-Convicts Need Apply: Detroit Hosts Special Jobs Fair

City Council pushes to combat high jobless rate, give second chance

Seeking to combat the rising unemployment in Detroit — in a population where a significant…

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In the News: Southern Baptists Elect First Black Rev.; Stevie Wonder in Apollo Hall of Fame;Pres. Obama’s Job Council Gets to Work

Headlines around the web

Headlines around the web

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Women at Work: Act Like a Lady, Play Ball Like the Guys

Five reasons why women should think like athletes to get ahead at work and in business

Five reasons why women should think like athletes to get ahead at work and in…

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On the Job: Gender Identity & Sexuality Discrimination in the Office

As the LGBT community fights for equality in the workplace, one transgender employee tells his story

LGBT activist, Kylar Broadus (Source: Broadus)
As a young girl, Kylar Broadus (born Karen) always knew…

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Obesity Can Mean Plus-Sized Scrutiny at Work

How to handle bias based on weight and protect your rights

How to handle bias based on weight

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Dealing with Religious Discrimination in the Office

Whether a devout believer or an atheist, disputes over religion can wreak havoc

Whether a devout believer or an atheist, disputes over religion can wreak havoc

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In the News: Job Bias Charges Hit Record High

The 2010 fiscal year turns out 99,922 workplace discrimination charges

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced today that the private sector workplace discrimination charge…

By Janel Martinez

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Racial Jokes in the Workplace

Being mindful of what we say is not only the right thing to do-- it's good business

DJ Cipha Sounds of Hot 97 made an inappropriate joke that cost him his integrity…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Lock-Out: Virginia Moving Co. Says Dreadlocks Reason for Not Hiring a Man

A good candidate should not be turned away because of hair choice

Since when does a hairstyle trump qualifications or a resume full of experience? My two…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Shopping Insider: Shopping While Black

How to get the best steals and deals, for people who take their shopping seriously

I’m sure it has happened to you. You’re shopping in a store, minding your own…

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NAACP Drops Lawsuit Against Wells Fargo

Bank, group plan to work to improve financial literacy for blacks

The NAACP announced that it has dropped its mortgage-discrimination lawsuit against Wells Fargo Bank.

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Overcoming Gender Differences

A new report adds a different perspective to the glass ceiling discussion

As women of color continue to make strides in the workforce, the rate at which…

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The “Coming Out” Challenge

African American lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender professionals are trying to gain more ground in corporate America, but unchecked discrimination still exists.

Since the start of her career, Rosalyn Taylor O’Neale, 59, has always been clear about…

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News Roundup: Week of Sept. 27 – Oct. 3

Businesses feel healthcare pinch; Global warming top issue

News Roundup: Week of Sept. 27 – Oct. 3

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News Roundup: Week of Sept. 21 – Sept. 26

Tool raises awareness; Blacks tight-lipped at doctor's visits

News Roundup: Week of Sept. 21 – Sept 27

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News Roundup: Week of Aug. 17 – Aug. 23

Gerber fined for discrimination; Nursing school gets grants

News Roundup: Week of Aug. 17 – Aug. 23

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N.Y. county settles suit; FAMU Law gets accreditation

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SBA’s 8(a) Program Promotes Equal Opportunities

Combat discrimination by taking advantage of viable option

Small business owners who feel that discriminatory practices have prevented them from successfully growing their…

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Resistance to Changing the Status Quo

After decades of discrimination protests, will a civil rights attorney finally force change in the advertising industry?

While the new face of Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., reflects today’s multicultural society, the…

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Report Alleges Wells Fargo Engaged in Discriminatory Lending

Organization asking for programs to end racial disparities

Accusations of predatory lending at Wells Fargo are making news once again. African Americans paid…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Study Finds Racial Bias in Advertising Industry

Researchers say disparity is widespread problem

A new study released today on the advertising industry’s history of racial bias found that,…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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