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West Point Women Cleared for Raised-Fists Photo

Last week a group of graduating black, female West Point cadets were thrust into the spotlight when a photo of them raising their fists went viral

Last week a group of graduating black, female West Point cadets were thrust into the…

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London’s First Muslim Mayor Rejects Trump’s ‘Exception’ to Proposed Ban on Muslims

London's first Muslim mayor, Sadiq Khan, dismissed the possibility of accepting an "exception" to Trump's proposed ban on Muslims entering the US

London’s first Muslim mayor, Sadiq Khan, dismissed the possibility of accepting an “exception” to Trump’s…

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Mother of Tamir Rice: ‘Racism is a Disease’

Samaria Rice discusses justice for Tamir, racism, and the need for unity in her keynote address at Kent State's annual commemoration of the 1970 shootings

Samaria Rice discusses justice for Tamir, racism, and the need for unity in her keynote…

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(Full Transcript) President Obama’s Howard Commencement Speech

Full transcript of President Obama's remarks at Howard University's 2016 Commencement Ceremony

Check out the full transcript of President Obama’s Howard Commencement remarks at the University’s 2016…

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OP-ED: Ban the Box for Better Health

Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, President and CEO Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, on why we must "ban the box"

Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, President and CEO Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, on why we must ban the…

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[EXCLUSIVE] Charlamagne: ‘The Soul of the Country is at Stake’

BlackEnterprise.com caught up with Charlamagne to talk about his role as the Respect My Vote! celebrity spokesperson, and his thoughts on the election so far

BlackEnterprise.com caught up with Charlamagne to talk about his role as the Respect My Vote!…

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Obama’s Best Jokes From His Final White House Correspondents’ Dinner

A roundup of President Obama's funniest jokes from his final White House Correspondents' Dinner

A roundup of President Obama’s funniest jokes from his final White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

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Baltimore Unrest One Year Later, Has Anything Changed Since Freddie Gray’s Death?

Police reform is in the works but city still faces unemployment, crime, and poverty

The Rev. Jamal Bryant, the politically influential Baltimore pastor who delivered the eulogy at Freddie…

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Charles Koch To Skip Convention, ‘Possibly’ Back Hillary

The billionaire conservative donor is already over this year's election

On Sunday billionaire conservative donor, Charles Koch, discussed his plans to skip his own party’s…

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Rep. Donna Edwards Could Make History Today

Today the voters of Maryland have the chance to make history. If Donna Edwards wins today's primary, she will be only the second black woman elected to Senate.

Today the voters of Maryland have the chance to make history. If Donna Edwards…

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Armstrong Williams Gets Booed By Black Leaders

Ben Carson's adviser faced backlash at the National Action Network Conference

In his opening remarks Armstrong Williams forcefully proclaimed that “not everything in America is about…

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Watch Spike Lee’s Powerful Ad for Bernie Sanders

With the New York primary quickly approaching, Sanders has called in backup from his fellow Brooklynite, Spike Lee

With the New York primary quickly approaching, Sanders has called in backup from his fellow…

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Kobe’s Final Farewell vs. Golden State’s Bull Hunting

Which historical NBA event will you be watching tonight?

Tonight will be one of the most celebrated and historic regular season evenings in NBA…

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Watch Hillary Clinton and Bill de Blasio’s Awkward ‘C.P. Time’ Joke

Clinton and de Blasio are being criticized for making a joke some deem racially insensitive

Here’s that video of Hillary Clinton and NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio making everyone uncomfortable…

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Why Trump’s Own Kids Won’t Be Voting For Him

In the latest embarrassing oversight for the Trump campaign, his children will be unable to vote in New York's upcoming primary

In the latest embarrassment for the Trump campaign, Donald Trump’s own kids will be unable…

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BET Acquires ‘Soul Train’ Franchise With Hopes To Preserve Legacy

Find out why BET Networks recently acquired the 'Soul Train' franchise from InterMedia Partners and Ron Burkle’s Yucaipa Companies

Learn how BET Networks recently acquired the ‘Soul Train’ franchise from InterMedia Partners and Ron…

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Bill Clinton Clashes With Activists Over 1994 Crime Bill

But it was the sign that read, "Black youth are not superpredators" that seemed to offend Clinton the most

At a rally in support of his wife, Bill Clinton clashed with activists protesting his…

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On World Health Day, A Celebration of Michelle Obama’s Advocacy

In honor of World Health Day, let's take a look back at the work of a committed, tireless advocate for promoting healthy eating and physical activity: First Lady, Michelle Obama

In honor of World Health Day, let’s take a look back at the work of…

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Obama on Trump’s Mexican Border Wall: “Good Luck With That.”

On Tuesday President Obama discussed what he called the "half-baked" policy put forth by the Trump campaign

During a daily White House briefing on Tuesday, President Obama discussed what he called the…

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The Panama Papers: 3 Things You Need To Know

Here's what you need to know about the largest leak in history

The documents, which belong to Panamanian law firm, Mossack Fonseca, provide details of the offshore…

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