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REVIEW: Samsung Audio Devices and Galaxy Tab S

Are these latest products worth your money?

BlackEnterprise.com producer reviews the Samsung S Tablet and a host of Samsung audio devices to…

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Tourists Disrespect Michael Brown Silent Protest In Philadelphia

Ignorance is bliss when taking a selfie

Last weekend, the protests against the villainy that happened in Ferguson, Missouri, took root at…

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Joe the Plumber Calls Ferguson Protesters ‘Cockroaches’

Conservative activist Samuel Wurzelbacher shares thoughts via social media

Samuel Wurzelbacher, better known as ‘Joe the Plumber,’ has risen again to voice his frustrations…

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Black Lives Matter: A Tribute to Black Men Killed By Police

We must stand up and protect ourselves

Michael Brown is the latest name added to a list of victims whose lives were…

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KKK Calls Michael Brown Shooter A ‘Hero’; Raises Money For Defense

The Klan calls 18-year-old Michael Brown a "punk"

The devastation rocking the small Missouri town has been dealt another blow in the form…

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Trayvon Martin’s Mother Sybrina Fulton Calls Out America

Is unconvinced that America is dedicated to fighting racism

As the media continues to opine over the results of Michael Brown’s autopsy, Sybrina Fulton…

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Former NBA Player Calls Reverend Al Sharpton A ‘Coon’

Gilbert Arenas used a racial slur to criticize the MSNBC contributor

The death of Michael Brown has provoked a lot of thoughts, discussions, and criticism from…

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‘Underground Railroad’ Series To Air On WGN

Will you watch another slave program on your TV?

WGN America has announced a partnership with Sony Pictures Television and Tribune Studios for some…

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10 Most Heartbreaking #IfIWasGunnedDown Tweets You Should See

Events in Ferguson, Missouri have spawned outrage and trending topic

Things are already becoming a lot worse for people in Ferguson, Missouri, before anything has…

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AFROPUNK Announces D’Angelo, Gianni Lee, And More For Annual Festival

The soulful crooner will be joined by the alternative world's finest

Marking its 10th year of exciting, culture-defining entertainment, the 2014 AFROPUNK Festival returns to Brooklyn’s…

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The 17 Craziest #WarOnWhites Tweets You Should See

Inspired by a Republican, Twitter has waged war on Anglos everywhere

The Internet can be a scary place if you don’t know how to navigate it…

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Uganda’s Oldest Refugee Camp Owns Video Game Arcade

For twenty American cents, resident can play FIFA or PlayStation

NPR’s show, “Planet Money,” is a program that is all about displaced individuals and their…

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Strictly Business: 10 Reasons Beyoncé & Jay Z Divorce is (Allegedly) Imminent

Rumor mill is stirring about star couple's marital problems

Beyonce & Jay Z are under scrutiny, as reports say their marriage is strictly business,…

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‘Get on Up’ Actor Chadwick Boseman Talks James Brown Boss Moves

Star in biopic gets candid about his latest role and entreprenenurship

Chadwick Boseman, star of ‘Get On Up,’ talks about James Brown’s penchant for business, funky…

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ESPN Insinuates Drug Usage During Serena Williams Match

Remarks spark outrage and Change.org activism

ESPN commentators have inspired a Change.org petition after accusing tennis superstar Serena Williams of being…

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N.W.A.’s ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Casting Call Causes Controversy

Sheets with descriptions of women raise eyebrows and criticism

With the N.W.A. biopic currently filming, ‘Straight Outta Compton’ courted its first bit of controversy…

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Brad Pitt To Build Low-Income Homes For Native American Families

Actor's 'Make It Right' group aiming to construct 20 homes for Sioux and Assiniboine tribes

Brad Pitt, the celebrated actor, has taken his nonprofit organization, Make It Right, to Native…

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Cleveland Clothing Company Designs ‘For6iven’ T-Shirt For LeBron James

Apparel meant to showcase that James is 'forgiven' for leaving team back in 2010

Ohio’s Fresh Brewed Tees is anticipating LeBron James’ return to Cleveland by printing out t-shirts…

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Cupcake Company Crumbs Closes Down For Good

Largest U.S. cupcake retailer shuttered nearly 50 locations in 10 states

Crumbs, the largest U.S. cupcake retailer, has been forced to close its doors indefinitely due…

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Jay Z Wants To End Extreme Poverty By 2030

Can the 'god MC' fulfill his goal?

The Roc Nation CEO aims to tap into his more philanthropic side, as Jay Z…

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Twitter ‘Buy Button’ Appears On Website

With stocks down, can Twitter create a new source of revenue?

With stocks down, can Twitter create a new source of revenue through the advent of…

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[VIDEO] Alex Gibney’s ‘Finding Fela’ Trailer Debuts Online

Nigeria's son shines bright in this new documentary.

Oscar award winning filmmaker Alex Gibney (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room) has finally…

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[VIDEO] Have The Roots Gone Pop In New Kellogg-Themed Concert?!

Their latest partnership is the tipping point for a new audience.

There was a time when fans of The Roots were the only ones interested in…

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Twitter Reacts To Bobbi Kristina Disrespecting Angela Bassett

Whitney Houston's baby girl had harsh words for the actress

Angela Bassett will direct the ‘Whitney Houston’ docufilm, which has made the late singer’s daughter,…

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Bitcoin Evolves Into A Disruptive Digital Currency

Are you ready to accept Bitcoins into your wallet?

For those who haven’t been keeping up with Bitcoin, here’s some information to bring you…

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[VIDEO] Man In Blackface Impersonates Kanye In Front Of Kim Kardashian

KimYe has dealt with haters for a while, but blackface is a new one

A recent clip shows just how Kanye West’s then-girlfriend, Kim Kardashian, was offended by a…

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Washington D.C. Council Approves ‘Yoga Tax’

Getting your bikram on will now cost you if you're a business

If you enjoy your bikram yoga in Washington D.C., be prepared to fork out money…

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10 Good Reasons LeBron James Should Stay in the East

As the star baller explores his options, where will he go from here?

Will Lebron James be able to keep his talents on the much-maligned East Coast? Check…

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Eviction Rates For Black Women On Par With Black Male Incarcerations

What can be done to stop this madness?!

A study conducted by the MacArtuhr Foundation reveals that while black men are still the…

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Netflix To Create Original Talk Show With Chelsea Handler

Has the shock jock revolutionized late-night talk shows?

Former late-night talk show queen Chelsea Handler is moving on to Netflix for all binge…

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First Look: ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Cast Revealed

Introducing the World's Most Dangerous rap crew, N.W.A.

The world’s most dangerous rap crew is coming to the big screen as Dr. Dre…

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Educator Launches Initiative To Fund All-Black Boys Academy

Umar Johnson, Ph.D., aims to raise $5 million to buy St. Paul's College

Umar Johnson, Ph.D., is hoping to raise $5 million dollars to purchase St. Paul’s College…

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Will And Jada Smith Cleared By Child Protective Services

The Smith's were asked to keep an eye on Willow.

After racy photos of both Jaden and Willow Smith hit the Web, concerned fans and…

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Twitter Remembers Baseball Legend Tony Gwynn

The charismatic right fielder succumbed to cancer at age 54.

The sweet left-handed swing of Tony Gwynn will forever be remembered by Major League Baseball…

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Kentucky Fried Chicken Gives $30K To Pit Bull Attack Victim

KFC is offering monetary support to cover Victoria Wilcher's medical bills.

The Kentucky Fried Corporation is investigating allegations that a restaurant employee in Jackson, Mississippi, asked…

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Google Wants In On Virgin Galactic’s Space Business

Talks of a deal have begun between Branson and the SEO giant.

Google is “slanging” its bucks around majorly after its $500 million acquisition of satellite imaging…

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20 Years Ago: Twitter Remembers The O.J. Simpson Murder Trial

Social media reflects on the "Crime of the Century".

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend…

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Actress and Activist Ruby Dee Dead At 91

We honor her legacy as a shining example of Black excellence.

Stage and screen legend Ruby Dee passed away Wednesday (June 11) at the age of…

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Clippers’ Jamal Crawford Sells Mansion To Richard Sherman

The Super Bowl champ now owns a five acre, 9,435-square-foot residence.

The NBA’s reigning Sixth Man of the Year, Jamal Crawford, recently sold his Maple Valley,…

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Racist LA Clippers Owner Faces Twitter Firestorm

Clippers owner Donald Sterling's racist remarks were caught on tape and leaked online, and Twitter users are up in arms about the situation

On Friday, TMZ Sports uncovered a leaked audio recording of LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling…

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Do Young People Care About the Media?

New book discusses disconnect between millennials and the media

New book discusses disconnect between millennials and the media

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It’s no secret that the cost to attend college can be quite expensive. As a result, most students heading back to school or those heading away for home for the first time will rely heavily on student loans and financial aid. While this assistance is a welcome safety blanket for those with limited funds, it also begins the cycle of post-grad debt. In an effort to help steer students in the right direction, here are six options for new graduates looking for debt relief. —Kahliah A. Laney

McNair Scholars Program Fights to Keep Funding

The federal program for minority students faces $10 million cut

The McNair Scholars Program, one of eight TRIO programs funded through the Department of Education…

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Google Unveils Enterprise-Friendly Features for Its Apps Users

The Internet company is rolling out new business features for users with customizable versions of the platform

Nearly a year after Google allowed Apps customers access to Google +, check out the…

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Will.i.am’s New Song to Debut from Mars

“Reach for the Stars” will be the first song to play from another planet

NASA has arranged for will.i.am’s latest tune to make its debut from space on Tuesday.…

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NAACP Urges Police to Stop Macing Students

The nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization advises police to ban the use of mace and develop reasonable policies

The NAACP responds to notice that law-enforcement in Birmingham have used compromising strategies with over…

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Robin Roberts to Begin Medical Leave Friday

The “GMA” coanchor, who is fighting rare blood disorder MDS (myelodysplastic syndrome), will begin medical leave on Friday

Robin Roberts announced Monday she will begin her medical leave after Friday’s show.

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Rep. Darrell Issa To File Lawsuit Against Atty. General Eric Holder

The "Fast and Furious" saga has taken another wild turn

The “Fast and Furious” saga has taken another wild turn

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Social Media Responds to Supreme Court Healthcare Ruling

Social networking sites were set ablaze with commentary once word circulated that #SCOTUS approved “Obamacare”

The Supreme Court on Thursday decided to uphold President Obama’s Affordable Healthcare Act, which will…

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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…

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WATCH: Black Enterprise Reports from the #MillionHoodieMarch for Trayvon Martin

Hundreds descend on New York's Union Square to rally around the parents of Trayvon Martin and demand justice for his murder

Hundreds descend on New York’s Union Square to rally around the parents of Trayvon Martin…

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WATCH: Amid Criticism, Suze Orman Defends Her New Prepaid Debit Card

In a video interview with theGrio.com/CNBC reporter Sharlita Brantley, Suze Orman goes on the defensive about launching her own prepaid card

In a video interview with theGrio.com/CNBC reporter Sharlita Brantley, Suze Orman goes on the defensive…

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Why 2011 Was All about the Protestor

'Time' magazine chooses "the protestor" as their Person of the Year. Good choice?

‘Time’ magazine chooses “the protestor” as their Person of the Year. Good choice?

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Cain Vs. Obama: A Comparison of Economic Issues

A breakdown of the numbers and the issues

Lynnette Khalfani-Cox gives a breakdown of the numbers and the issues

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Kanye West Shows Up at Occupy Wall Street…In a Maybach?

The producer-turned-rapper arrives at Occupy Wall Street in a luxury car

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Today Occupy Wall Street demonstrators are marching to New York’s Upper East Side…

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Lady Gaga Manager, Troy Carter, Tackles World of Tech

You may not know Troy Carter by name now, but trust us, you soon will.

You may not know Troy Carter by name now, but trust us, you soon will.…

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Washington Report: Black Unemployment Rate Increased in March While Overall Rate Declined

Politicians weigh in on what's needed to lift employment in our communities

Politicians weigh in on what’s needed to lift employment in our communities

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In the News: Depression in Black Men Linked to Salary; NPR Ousts CEO; Quincy Jones On His Multi-Media Grind

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

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