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Shirley Chisholm

Hillary Clinton Stands on the Shoulders of Shirley Chisholm

How Shirley Chisholm's legacy has paved the way for women and minorities in politics

This article is labeled for permission to be reused from the National Urban League.
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By Black Enterprise

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Clinton endorsement

With Clinton Endorsement, Obama Battles to Preserve His Legacy

What President Barack Obama's endorsement of Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention really means in the grand scheme of things

The image of President Barack Obama embracing Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention will…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Ted Cruz

Sen.Ted Cruz: No Endorsement, No Love at GOP Convention

The convention attendees, viewers at home and the media, all listened attentively with great anticipation for a Cruz endorsement of Trump. But it didn’t happen.

The convention attendees, viewers at home and the media, all listened attentively with great anticipation…

By John Burnett

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police shooting

Therapist Tries to Soothe Patient While Cops Open Fire

Cell phone footage released on Wednesday shows Charles Kinsey, 47, lying on his back with his arms in the air, as police open fire on him

Cell phone footage released on Wednesday shows Charles Kinsey, 47, lying on his back with…

By Hailey Wallace

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Hillary

Enough With the Hillary Bashing; Let’s Get Down to Business

Here's what happened on day two of the Republican National Convention

Day two of the Republican National Convention made history by officially nominating businessman Donald J.…

By John Burnett

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Brown Capital Management’s Small Company Team Named Morningstar’s U.S. Fund Manager of the Year

Congrats Brown Capital Management! Job well done

The stars are shinning bright for Brown Capital Management this year. A small, talented team…

By Kenneth Meeks

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melania

4 FLOTUS Speeches Melania Trump Could Also Plagiarize

A few of Michelle Obama’s best speeches for the next time Mrs. Trump decides to plagiarize

A few of Michelle Obama’s best speeches for the next time Mrs. Trump decides to…

By Hailey Wallace

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deray mckesson

DeRay Mckesson: We Can Live in a World Where Police Don’t Kill People

On Monday, Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson spoke with Katie Couric to address the response to the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, his arrest during the Baton Rouge protest, and the future of the movement

On Monday, Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson spoke with Katie Couric to address the…

By Hailey Wallace

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Alton Sterling

Alton Sterling and Why Black Entrepreneurship Matters

Nurturing an independent black economy and a strong institutional resource base for black survival in the 21st century

These informal kinds of work carry added importance for black Americans, a demographic that is…

By Jared Brown

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Take Action

After #AltonSterling and #PhilandoCastile: Take Action

While words cannot effectively convey our horror at the killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, here are a few things we can do to honor their memories

The past 48 hours have left us stunned, heartbroken, and justifiably fearful. While there are…

By Hailey Wallace

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Alton Sterling

Alton Sterling: What We Know So Far

On Tuesday morning, Alton Sterling, 37, was shot to death by Baton Rouge police officers, as shown in a 48-second cellphone video that has since gone viral.

On Tuesday morning, Alton Sterling, 37, was shot to death by Baton Rouge police officers,…

By Hailey Wallace

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Alton Sterling

Alton Sterling: Twitter Responds Back

Baton Rouge police officers gun down unarmed father

It’s happened again.
According to breaking news reports, Alton Sterling was shot and killed by two…

By Cristie Leondis

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Clinton blackface

House Benghazi Committee Clears Clinton

On Tuesday, the House Benghazi Committee concluded the seemingly never-ending investigation of the 2012 attack on an American embassy that resulted in the deaths of four U.S. citizens

On Tuesday the House Benghazi Committee concluded the seemingly never-ending investigation of the 2012 attack…

By Hailey Wallace

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abortion

SCOTUS Abortion Ruling: What You Need to Know

In a stunning victory for women’s rights, the Supreme Court's ruling in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt has deemed a number of Texas’ abortion restrictions unconstitutional

In a stunning victory for women’s rights, the Supreme Court’s ruling in Whole Woman’s Health…

By Hailey Wallace

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jesse williams

BE Modern Man: Jesse Williams Addresses America at the BET Awards

BE Modern Man honors 100 men making an impact in their career, community, and relationships

Grey’s Anatomy actor and social activist Jesse Williams prophetically addressed America during his awards speech…

By Daron Pressley

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gun control

Gun Control Advocacy or Political Theatrics

Advancing the gun control debate or partisan political theater?

In the wake of the shooting rampage in Orlando, Florida, Democrats have sought to renew…

By John Burnett

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brexit

U.K. Leaves EU: What You Need to Know About Brexit

The U.K.'s decision has plunged the global economy into a tailspin, sending the pound plummeting while right-wing nationalists celebrate

The United Kingdom has voted to leave the European Union, with 52% voting Leave and…

By Hailey Wallace

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Common

Common Brings NOLA Flavor to Chicago for the Park Exchange Series

The event will featured full jazz music bands, dancing, and more

On Saturday, June 11, Oscar and Grammy-winning artist Common, the National Park Foundation, and the National…

By Cristie Leondis

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Digital Snapshot

Our first digital snapshot featuring the month's best stories

Here’s a digital snapshot of African American cannabis entrepreneurs and what they’ve been doing, breaking…

By Maryann Reid

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Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders Picks Rep. Keith Ellison and Cornel West for DNC Platform Committee

Sanders' selection of Rep. Keith Ellison and Cornel West indicate his intention to push progressive policies at the Democratic convention

Sanders’ selection of Rep. Keith Ellison and Cornel West indicate his intention to push progressive…

By Hailey Wallace

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