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Stephen A. Smith on Kaepernick: ‘Stay the Hell Away From Me’

Smith, known for his fiery and often controversial commentary, was much more impassioned with his…

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novel

YA Novel About Police Brutality is Getting Plenty Praise

'The Hate U Give' looks at police violence through the eyes of a teenager

Angie Thomas’ debut Young Adult novel, “The Hate U Give,” reached the number one spot…

By Lisa Fraser

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Michael Brown

SXSW Documentary Shocks with Different Account of Michael Brown Case

"Stranger Fruit," which debuted at SXSW, suggests the claim that Michael Brown robbed a store prior to his death is a lie

Jason Pollock’s documentary shown at SXSW last weekend suggests that robbery allegations were used to…

By Samara Lynn

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Google

Google Doubles Commitment to Racial Justice with $11.5 Million Funding

In the wake of Trump, Google throws cash at racial social justice causes

In my work at Google.org, I help identify causes and organizations that aim to ultimately…

By Samara Lynn

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Thanksgiving

The 2016 Holiday Season: Finding a Balance Between Cynicism and Gratitude

After a year in which the lows have seemed to outnumber the highs, what can we be thankful for?

In 2016, we’ve witnessed gruesome acts of police violence, the deaths of cultural icons, and…

By Jordan Willard

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Sheree Franklin-Hill

Ask Sheree: Violent Videos Leaves Manager Feeling Hopeless

Positive ways to combat the mental toll of current events surrounding minorities and law enforcement

Dear Sheree,
Watching the videos of the senseless shooting of African Americans by police officers across…

By Sheree Franklin-Hill

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policing

5 Ways To Make America Safe By Transforming Policing

Here’s how communities and police departments can bring about real change that provides safety for all

making American safe is not about discrediting those who feel marginalized but rather it is…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Entrepreneur

Tech Innovator of the Week: Dez White, State Safe Stop

Our Tech Innovator of the Week highlights an African American tech startup or innovator as part of Black Enterprise's lead-up coverage to the TechConneXt technology summit in San Francisco this October. This week's innovator: Dez White, founder of State Safe Stop.

Dez White’s latest tech startup is State Safe Stop, an app to assist during contact…

By Samara Lynn

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police shooting

Miami Police Shooting of Innocent Black Man Draws Reaction From American Civil Liberties Union

Another unarmed black man, this time Charles Kinsey; a caretaker for an autistic child, is shot by the police

An unarmed black man shot by Miami police is the latest in what seems like…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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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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Neil Degrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson Opens Up About His Experiences with Police

Neil deGrasse Tyson posts a very current-news relevant chapter from his 2004 memoir, 'The Sky Is Not the Limit: Adventures of an Urban Astrophysicist' on his Facebook page.

Neil deGrasse Tyson posts a very current-news relevant chapter from his 2004 memoir, ‘The Sky…

By Samara Lynn

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Black Lives Matter

11 Misconceptions About Black Lives Matter, Part 2

Organizers of Black Lives Matter invalidate a few of the myths that currently surround the social justice movement

#BlackLivesMatter is a call to action and a response to the virulent anti-Black racism that…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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black engineers

The National Society of Black Engineers Calls Out “Septic State of Race Relations”

"Our mutual goal of a diverse engineering workforce is unattainable when black students are more worried for their lives than about their lecture."

The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) released a powerful statement on the recent police…

By Samara Lynn

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police violence

Silicon Valley Saviors: Tech to End Police Brutality and More Bloodshed

Alton Sterling, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice... the roster of African Americans killed by police just keeps growing. Gun violence is 24/7. It will take technology to alleviate some of this suffering.

Alton Sterling, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice… the roster of African Americans killed by police just…

By Samara Lynn

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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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Legal Equalizer App May Save Your Life When Pulled Over

Sandra Bland's death inspired the creation of a potentially life saving app

Legal Equalizer uses location services and integrates with a mobile device’s address book. Users can…

By Samara Lynn

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Michael Brown

A Still Necessary Lesson For Our Black Sons: The Police Are Not Your Friends

From generation to generation, "The Talk" remains a life-or-death rite of passage for African American males.

I was 14 when my mother first delivered “The Talk.”

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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[WATCH] Family Settles $5.3 Million Lawsuit in Fatal Shooting Involving Police Officer

Unarmed black man killed during traffic stop; compensation includes college tuition for his children

The family of deceased Samuel DuBose has settled its lawsuit against the University of Cincinnati…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Timothy Loehmann, the cop who shot Tamir Rice

The Man Who Killed Tamir Rice

The signs were there, but no one was paying attention

In five short months, Loehmann was deemed “emotionally unstable” and unfit for service as a…

By Hailey Wallace

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How To

Equifax hack

After 143 Million Left Vulnerable by Equifax Hack, Here’s What You Can Do

The Equifax hack could be the largest data theft involving Social Security numbers, which is…

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JavaScript Developer

How She Became a Full Stack JavaScript Developer In 5 Intensive Months

My biggest lesson learned was overcoming limitations I had put on myself regarding what I…

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