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George Cooper, Executive Director of White House Initiative on HBCUs, Dies

'His legacy will live on for generations,' some say

George Cooper, executive director of White House Initiative on HBCUs, has died. He is a…

By Robin White Goode

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Bipartisan Rewrite of ‘No Child Left Behind’ Passes Senate

But civil rights groups say the bill is ‘not acceptable’

The Senate passes a bipartisan rewrite of No Child Left Behind, but whether President Obama…

By Robin White Goode

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News Update: Politics Roundup

Here's some of the big news happening right now

A politics roundup including an epic legal battle in North Carolina to restore voting rights…

By Michael Tolbert

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Nation’s Cybersecurity Upgraded with New Practices and Standards

The Obama administration partnered with private and public entities to manage risk and subvert threats

Over the last 6 months the U.S. Government implemented a wide range of policies to…

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Crowd Cheers as Confederate Flag Comes Down In South Carolina

Controversial flag removed from Statehouse after 50 years

“No one should ever drive by the Statehouse and feel pain. No one should ever…

By Michael Tolbert

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President Obama Uses N-Word, Says America is ‘Not Cured’ of Racism

Obama discusses racism and gun control with comedian Marc Maron

President Obama uses the n-word to make his point about racism in America.

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Hillary Clinton Wants To Be The Nation’s Small Business President

The Democratic presidential candidate is turning to social media to lay out her policies for helping entrepreneurs

Hillary Clinton takes to social media to promote her policies for the nation’s small business…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Obama’s New Twitter Sets Guinness World Record

The president’s @POTUS handle became the fastest account to amass 1 million followers

Within his first 24 hours of creating a Twitter, President Obama was averaging 1,213 followers…

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First Lady Speaks to Tuskegee Graduates at Commencement

Urges hard work, resilience and authenticity

First lady Michelle Obama spoke to Tuskegee University’s 2015 graduating class on Saturday, May 9,…

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[VIDEO] Ben Carson Formally Announces Campaign for 2016 Presidency

The doctor and his wife were joined by a choir and acapella group as he shared his exciting news

“I gotta tell you something: I’m not politically correct. I’m not gonna be politically correct…

By Michael Tolbert

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The NBA Is Hosting A Camp In Cuba

The NBA becomes the first U.S. sports league to visit Cuba since Obama restored relations

“…our game is an inclusive, easy-to-understand sport that has brought people together. We think this…

By Michael Tolbert

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Killer Mike Joins Laverne Cox, Russell Wilson and More At White House Correspondents’ Dinner

The annual event's guest list is star studded and a rare night off for POTUS

The dinner brings together top members in government and members of the media for as…

By Michael Tolbert

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Career Highlights from African Americans Who Made Time’s 100 Most Influential People

Power moves from some of the world's most influential people

Career highlights from prominent African Americans who made Time’s 100 Most Influential List.

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Affordable Care Act’s 5th Anniversary: Where Are We Now?

Dept. of Health reports the largest change in the uninsured in four decades

On this day, five years ago, President Obama signed landmark legislation into law, affording healthcare…

By Janell Hazelwood

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[VIDEO] Obama On Paying College Basketball Players

POTUS weighs the fairness of everyone getting paid in college sports except the student athlete

Much has been said lately about the big money that is made from college basketball…for…

By Sakina Spruell

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$1.9B Potentially Lost To March Madness at Work

NCAA tournament estimated to lure the attention of 60 million workers

Picking teams and waging bets on who will win in March Madness is estimated to…

By Sakina Spruell

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Why We Must Continue The Work of Selma To Remake America

Top moments on the 50th anniversary of 'Bloody Sunday'

All eyes were on Selma this weekend as tens of thousands – including President Obama…

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Deanii Scott on WBLS’ ‘Defining Moments in Black History’

The Hot 97.1 digital producer shares her special moment with us

Deanii Scott, Hot 97‘s social media producer, shared on WBLS her defining moment in black…

By Cristie Leondis

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Obama Proposes ‘Universal Child Care’ for Working Families

Obama aims to make child care more affordable

Obama’s “universal child care” plan unfortunately doesn’t ensure every child day care as the name…

By Essence Gant

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Small Businesses Left Out Of Tax Reform Debate

New policies need to address both individual income and corporate income tax codes

This week, President Obama recounted his vision for individual and corporate tax reform during the…

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