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Brooklyn City Councilman Shoved at OWS Anniversary Rally

One year anniversary of OWS doesn't go without controversy

One year anniversary of OWS doesn’t go without controversy

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Occupy Wall Street Protestor Wanted in Rape of Woman

Police in search for man who raped and threw woman over railing

Police in search for man who raped and threw woman over railing

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Russell Simmons to Jay-Z: “Support Occupy Wall Street”

Simmons schools Jay-Z on the OWS movement

Simmons schools Jay-Z on the OWS movement

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Jay-Z Blasts Occupy Wall Street Movement

Do you want to hear political statements from music artists?

 
Jay-z wears his own "Occupy All Streets" t-shirt as he chats up hip hop mogul…

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Preview Our World: Is Today’s Social Activism a Movement, or Just a Moment?

Our esteemed panel of guests discuss the validity of the increase in protests around issues like Trayvon Martin's death and Occupy Wall Street

In the wake of protests for Trayvon Martin and Occupy Wall Street, Our World gathers…

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Android App Reports ‘Stop and Frisk’ Activity

A new application allows bystanders to record videos of and report “stop and frisk” incidents

The Stop and Frisk Watch app, courtesy of the New York Civil Liberties Union, allows…

By Janel Martinez

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How Long Before We Forget About Trayvon Martin?

Being politically active against injustice should not be a trending topic but a lifetime mission

Following the death of Trayvon Martin everyone’s rallying for justice, but will the activism last…

By Anslem Samuel

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When assessing the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. the number of protesters he helped rouse, the amount of books documenting his philosophy that he published and the total revenue generated by artistic projects made in his honor only tell a fraction of the story. To truly decode Dr. King you must take into account the impact he has had on the global issues of race, class and social justice by virtue of inspiring change. In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, BlackEntperise.com spoke with James Peterson, the Director of Africana Studies and Associate Professor of English at Lehigh University, in an effort to enhance our understanding on the civil rights leader’s work. —Souleo

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Decoded

See how the Civil Rights leader inspired mass change

As the nation celebrates the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., Black Enterprise Decodes the…

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Wall Street protesters take to the streets of Manhattan's Financial District (Image: Janel Martinez)

68 Occupy Protesters Arrested in NYC

Occupy Wall Street protesters arrested as they tore down the barricades that surrounded Zuccotti Park on New Year’s Eve

The New York Police Department reported 68 people were arrested, with at least one person…

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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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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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Obama’s Occupy GOP Campaign

The president combines populist politics with historic maneuvers to defeat his foes

President Obama’s engaged in fierce combat to advance his economic agenda while positioning himself for…

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Russell Simmons Defends the Rush Card, Support of Occupy Wall Street

The chairman of Rush Communications sounds off in an open letter to the 100 Percent

Hip-hop influencer Russell Simmons addresses his critics in an open letter

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In the News: Occupy Movements Have Cost Cities $13 Million; Big Retailers Offer Major Black Friday Deals and More

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The First Amendment allows American citizens the freedom of speech and the right to peaceably assemble. This portion of the Bill of Rights has been the cornerstone of Occupy Wall Street, which started two months ago when swarms of concerned people took over Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park to protest the drastic inequalities between the rich and poor.

The movement has since spread to similar occupations around the country and globe, resulting in civil unrest that some government officials are not too fond of. Despite the occupiers' right to assemble, law enforcement officials have begun unearthing rarely used legal loopholes to evict protesters.  Most recently, Zuccotti Park was temporarily cleared out during a late night raid to clean up the grounds. Although protesters were allowed to return, they were unable to bring along tents and sleeping bags due to city ordinances. AlterNet compiled 12 of the most absurd laws used to stop the Occupy Wall Street movement.

12 Absurd Laws Used to Stop Occupy Wall Street

Some officials are trying to halt the #OWS movement by any means necessary

After two months of civil unrest, some cities are relying on legal loopholes to evict…

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David Banner’s Thoughts On the #OccupyWallStreet Movement

The politically active entertainer speaks from the heart on behalf of the 99%

As the two-month anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement arrives, rapper/actor David Banner shares…

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In the News: Zuccotti Park Reopens to OWS Protesters; Sorority Girls Dress in Blackface and More

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5 Famous People You May Never See at Occupy Wall Street

See who made the list on BE Next

In wake of the recent induced dispersal of Occupy Wall Street protesters, Black Enterprise’s BE…

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How to Start a Movement with a Twitter #Hashtag

#OccupyWallStreet is the tweet heard 'round the world

Occupy Wall Street is a prime example of how a movement can get initiated via…

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In the News: Cornel West Won’t Face Charges; Danroy Henry Honored with Athletic Center and More

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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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Should You Care About Occupy The Hood?

This movement developed out of the Occupy Wall Street protests

As the Occupy Wall Street protests hit day 24, people are beginning to see more…

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In the News: Bill Cosby to Share NYC Benefit Show; Tyra Banks Lands on New York Times’ Best Sellers List and More

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Wall Street protesters take to the streets of Manhattan's Financial District (Image: Janel Martinez)

WATCH: On the Front Lines of Occupy Wall Street

BlackEnterprise.com went to Manhattan’s Financial District to investigate the recent protests

BlackEnterprise.com ventured to Manhattan’s Financial District to speak to Wall Street occupiers, labor union members,…

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WATCH: Finance Expert Ryan Mack Sounds Off on Occupy Wall Street

The author and financial literacy advocate says it's about more than marching

The author and financial literacy advocate says it’s about more than marching

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