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New York’s WestView Newspaper Calls Obama the N-Word

Was this race baiting at its finest?

The WestView News, a community newspaper in New York, published a piece in its July…

By Kevin L. Clark

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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…

By Kevin L. Clark

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10 Reasons White People Think Racism Is Over

Is racism truly over? Speak on it below!

“Are we now in a post-racial America?” This is perhaps the number two question asked…

By Kevin L. Clark

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High School Teacher Reportedly Makes Black Student Call Him “Master”

Teen's mom demands proper action be taken

After reportedly being asked to call his teacher “master,” one Iowa teen’s mom is demanding…

By Courtney Connley

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30 Twitter Reactions to Justin Bieber’s Racist Video

Is his career finished? Will Biebs be able to recover? Twitter reacts.

It seems that the losses continue to pile up for the Canadian wunderkind known globally…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Update: Bond No.9 Racism Charges Dropped

Owner: Claims so "blatantly false, insulting and personally damaging" I had to defend against them

We want to update you on a Daily News story we reported on, along…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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L.A. Clippers Owner Caught in a Racist Tirade

Donald Sterling: 'It bothers me a lot that you want to broadcast that you’re associating with black people. Do you have to?'

In a shocking audio clip obtained by TMZ, LA Clippers owner, Donald Sterling, goes on…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Christopher Carbone used writer Mikki Kendall's photo as an avatar for #RaceSwapExp, and was deluged with hateful responses.

Man Uses Black Female Picture on Twitter For #RaceSwapExp, Receives Hate Speech

During Suey Park's protest against Colbert, Carbone participated in #RaceSwapExp, where he used a black avatar instead of his normal one

Are you surprised?

By Patrick Austin

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The #DarkSkinRedLips founder committed suicide at age 22.

22-Year-Old “ForBrownGirls.com” Founder Karyn Washington Commits Suicide

Karyn Washington started the #DarkSkinRedLip project to combat remarks that encouraged colorism in the black community

Another young life lost

By Patrick Austin

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Standing While Black? Teens Arrested in Rochester at Bus Stop

Three teenage students were arrested while waiting for a bus to a scrimmage game

Three students in Rochester, NY were arrested the day before Thanksgiving for standing in front…

By Sasha King

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Detroit Woman Receives Racist Text From Limo Company

Text message insulted black people

Has this ever happened to you?

By Sasha King

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Red Lobster Waitress Receives $10,000 Tip After Racist Incident

A racial slur left on a receipt, leads to a job suspension and then a $10,000 tip

Who said racism still isn’t an issue?

By Sasha King

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GOP Official Sends Racist Email About Black Female GOP Candidate, Resigns

Erika Harold is a black GOP candidate running for Illinois state Congress

State GOP chairman says racism “has no place in our Republican Party.”

By Makkada B. Selah

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Judge Says Minorities ‘Prone to Violence’

Judge was a frontrunner for the Supreme Court under George W. Bush in 2005

Federal judge allegedly makes racist statements at lecture about the death penalty

By Makkada B. Selah

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N.C. Repeals Its Death Penalty Racial Bias Law

State's increasingly conservative legislature ends lifeline for death row inmates

The 152 people awaiting executions on death-row will lose a lifeline in capital punishment cases.

By Aaron Morrison

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Cheerios Exec Says Controversial Ad Reflects ‘An American Family’

Interracial couples in America are on the rise

General Mills stands by ad featuring an interracial couple and mixed-race child

By Makkada B. Selah

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Virginia School Board Member Sends Racist Michelle Obama Emails

School board members say they have received similar emails in the past

Va. School Board member may lose job over racist emails

By Makkada B. Selah

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Racists Hate Cheerios’ New Interracial Commercial

Anti-racial mixing messages forces cereal maker to disable YouTube comments

General Mills had to disable comments on its YouTube channel because of hateful, anti-racial mixing…

By Aaron Morrison

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Are Racism and PTSD Linked?

New research shows exposure to racism has long-lasting psychological effects

In new diagnosis manual, PTSD and racism are linked

By Makkada B. Selah

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Papa John’s Apologizes Over Racist ‘N-Word’ Voicemail

The racist employees worked for a Papa John's in Sanford, Florida

John Schnatter, CEO of Papa John’s, posts public apology on Facebook

By Makkada B. Selah

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Black Spanish Teacher Fired for Using the Word ‘Negro’ in Class

Negro is the word for the color "black" in Spanish

Do you think the word “negro” is offensive?

By Makkada B. Selah

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Michael Clarke Duncan’s Grave Vandalised

A visitor found an image of "Little Black Sambo"

The family is shocked and dismayed by the discovery of graffiti on actor’s grave

By Makkada B. Selah

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Designer Stirs Controversy With Racist Photo Shoot Called ‘Be My Slave’

Designer has denied there were any racist undertones to the photos

A dark-skinned boy plays a “slave” in new fashion ads

By Makkada B. Selah

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Another Italian Soccer Match Stopped Due to Racist Fans

Black soccer player Mario Balotelli was acquired by AC Milan in February

What is it with Italy and racism?

By Makkada B. Selah

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First Black Italian Cabinet Minister Bombarded With Racial Slurs

Cecile Kyenge was born in the Congo

Italy’s race problem rears its ugly head with appointment of black cabinet minister

By Makkada B. Selah

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Michigan Democrat Caught on Tape Calling Town Official a N*gger

The local chapter of the NAACP has called for Platko's removal

Gloria Platko, white woman township clerk, caught on tape making racial slur

By Makkada B. Selah

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Asian Fraternity Makes Jay-Z Video in Blackface

Asian fraternity was jamming to "Suit and Tie"

Fraternity says they aren’t racist for wearing Blackface

By Makkada B. Selah

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NJ Woman Suing CVS for $1M Over Racist Receipt

CVS did not fire the employee

Woman reportedly receives receipt with racial slur

By Makkada B. Selah

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Jaime Foxx Bombarded with Racist Tweets Over Trayvon Martin Shirt

A litany of racist tweets were found

Jaime Foxx’s t-shirt at awards show sparks racist responses

By Makkada B. Selah

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Pastor Claims Obama is Racist Because Mother ‘Hated Being White’

Pastor says president rejects white heritage because his mother hated being white.

Jesse Lee Peterson says Obama is evil, a socialist and possibly a Muslim.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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George Zimmerman’s Brother Tweets that Blacks are ‘Risky’

Robert Zimmerman Jr. is suspected murderer George Zimmerman's older brother

Robert Zimmerman Jr. takes to Twitter to explain why blacks are natural born killers

By Makkada B. Selah

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Black Student in Texas Invited to KKK Party in His Honor

Mother thinks the students responsible for racist bullying aren't being adequately punished

Black junior high student bullied by whites

By Makkada B. Selah

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Former Essence EIC Says She Was Forced Out by White Management

Former editor Constance White says that white corporate ownership has changed the magazine

Former Essence magazine editor says she was forced out by white management

By Makkada B. Selah

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Racial Wealth Gap Has Tripled Since Reagan

The wealth gap between whites and blacks has gotten bigger, not smaller

New Brandeis study says wealth gap between blacks and whites has tripled since Reagan

By Makkada B. Selah

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Georgia Cemetery has Clean “White” Side and “Messy” Black Side

Maintenance neglected until ownership is established

In Hamilton, GA a cemetery is divided by a chain link fence. One side has…

By Sasha King

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Yes, We Do That: A Black Woman’s Amazing NASCAR Escapade

My journey squashing stereotypes and reacquainting with a childhood fascination

Someone said “Black people don’t do NASCAR.” Well, we did that, and it was amazingly…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Sonia Sotomayor Condemns Prosecutor’s Racially Charged Question

Sotomayor blames Obama administration for ignoring comment.

What do you think of Sotomayor’s comments?

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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New York Politician Celebrates Jewish Holiday in Blackface

Assemblyman Dov Hikind wears blackface costume at Brooklyn home.

Politician says he didn’t mean to hurt anyone’s feelings.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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High School Students Wear KKK Robes at Hockey Game

Three students wore KKK-like robes during high school game.

Principal says students’ parents were contacted and “appropriate action” was taken.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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The Donald Calls ‘Django Unchained’ the Most Racist Movie He’s Ever Seen

Trump says Tarantino's flick is a 'disgrace'

Donald Trump goes off on Tarantino’s ‘Django Unchained’

By Makkada B. Selah

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Students Protest Emory President’s Slavery Statements

Students and faculty members say it's part of a pattern of insensitivity toward minorities by the Emory administration

Emory president’s positive view of the dehumanizing “three-fifth’s compromise” offends many

By Makkada B. Selah

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Actor Alec Baldwin Allegedly Calls Black Photographer a ‘Coon’

Baldwin claims he was being harassed

’30 Rock’ star accused of hurling racial slur at photographer

By Makkada B. Selah

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White Man who Slapped Black Baby on Flight, Fired From Job

Passenger accused of racism was a highly-placed business executive

CEO announces that Joe Hundley is no longer with the company

By Makkada B. Selah

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Will Police Departments Finally Fix Workplace Racism Issues?

As minority officers speak out, Dorner case shines yet another light on discrimination

Christopher Dorner murder case shines yet another light on racism in law enforcement, from the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Black Family Claims Child Was Snubbed by Racist Rabbit at Disneyland

Lawyer for family says incident is part of a disturbing trend at Disney

San Diego family sues Disneyland for racism

By Makkada B. Selah

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Facebook Refuses to Remove Racist “Black Baby as Chimp” Post

Facebook said the photo doesn't violate their policies

Users petition Facebook to remove a racist photo

By Makkada B. Selah

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Teacher Allows Students to Wear KKK Robes for Class Project?

What about the historical context?

A teacher in Las Vegas, NV allowed his students to dress up in KKK robes…

By Sasha King

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New World Trade Center Vandalised With Racist Graffiti

Racist scrawl covers the bathrooms in the new World Trade Center

Vile comments pollute the new World Trade Center construction site

By Makkada B. Selah

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White Couple’s Black Child Booted Out of BMW Dealership in Brazil

BMW salespeople thought the seven year old black boy was a beggar and a vagrant

Adopted seven year old black son of white Brazilian couple racially-profiled

By Makkada B. Selah

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Anthropologie Removes Racist Candlestick From Site After Backlash

Anthropologie Apologizes For Racist Candlesticks

After internet backlash, Anthropologie issues statement

After removing candlestick, Anthropologie’s PR director issues an apology

By C. Daniel Baker

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Anthropologie Removes Racist Candlestick From Site After Backlash

Anthropologie Removes Racist Candlestick From Site After Backlash

After item is removed, questions on why it was ever offered remain.

Anthropologie racist candlestick is latest gaffe for the store’s parent company, Urban Outfitters.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Listener Calls ESPN’s Jemele Hill a ‘Spear-Chucker,’ Jungle Bunny

Hill says she receives racist hate mail on a regular basis

In a letter filled with racial slurs, a listener urges ESPN’s management to get rid…

By Makkada B. Selah

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High School Freshman Gives Black Female Classmate a Noose

The perpetrator of the "joke" was suspended from school

A high school freshman has been suspended from school after he gave a black classmate…

By Makkada B. Selah

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Italian Soccer Player Walks Off Field to Protest Racism

Other players and the game officials walked off too

An Italian soccer player of Ghanian descent walks off the field in protest after fans…

By Makkada B. Selah

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Is the Title of National Geographic’s “Wild Wives of Africa” a Racist Play?

Are you offended by the title?

With all of the reality tv shows to choose from, Nat Geo must have thought…

By Sasha King

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Kentucky Man Erects Watermelon-Eating Obama Effigy

Kentucky man says his effigy of Obama eating a watermelon is popular in his all-white neighborhood

A man in Kentucky is defending his Obama effigy as freedom of speech

By Makkada B. Selah

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Florida City Commissioner Apologizes for Racist Facebook Post

City commissioner mocked Obama, blacks and Latinos on his Facebook page

John Sims apologized publicly after making a racially-charged Facebook post

By Makkada B. Selah

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Rhonda Lee Case: Was Responding to Ignorance Worth It? I Don’t Think So

Sometimes it's best to pick professional battles wisely

Meteorologist Rhonda Lee was fired after responding to a viewer's racially charged Facebook comments about…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Hater Much?: How to Handle Shade and Jealousy in the Workplace

4 steps to saving face and coming out on top

When making boss moves in your career, you may encounter low-key shade from peers in…

By Jamie Harrison

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Meteorologist Fired for Responding to ‘Racist Anti-Afro’ Facebook Post

Male viewer criticized the appearance of black woman meteorologist

ABC meteorologist Rhonda Lee was fired after she responded to a criticism of her hair…

By Makkada B. Selah

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Predominantly White Sorority’s ‘Racially-Insensitive’ Photo Angers Many

What do you think of this photo?

After a Mexican-themed party, sorority girls post a photo on Facebook and Tumblr.

By Makkada B. Selah

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‘Kiss My A**’: Lawman’s Letter to Ku Klux Klan Goes Viral

Attorney General of Alabama had a few choice words for the KKK in 1976

He wasn’t scared of the Klan at all.

By Makkada B. Selah

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NPR’s Michele Norris’ ‘Race Card’ Project Sparks Dialogue

Journalist solicited 'race cards' from all over the world

Award-winning journalist gets people to write down six words on a card about race

By Makkada B. Selah

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Michael Jordan Banned From Miami Beach Country Club

'He won't be invited back' they said

Michael Jordan didn’t follow the dress code at a Miami Beach country club.

By Makkada B. Selah

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Trayvon 2? Black Teen Killed in Florida by White Man Over ‘Loud Music’

Is this another Trayvon?

What punishment does the killer of Davis deserve?

By Makkada B. Selah

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The Case of Andrew Bynum Vs. Racist Neighbors?

Neighbors say All Star NBA'er was a neighborhood nuisance

Who do you believe?

By Makkada B. Selah

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Glenn Beck Selling ‘Obama in P**’ on eBay

Do you think he's lost his cotton-picking mind?

Glenn Beck listed an item on sale on Ebay which featured an Obama figurine in…

By Makkada B. Selah

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A Brand of Exploitation: ‘Sweet Browns’ of the World, Please Have Several Seats

Shucking and jiving for checks is just not my cup of tea

Sweet Brown, enough is enough. (Image: File)
Sweet Brown, I’ve had enough.
Some of us chuckled and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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One is the Loneliest Number: How to Cope with Being the Only Minority

Tips for handling those awkward---and frustrating---moments with class

Tips to help you navigate a workplace where you’re the only minority—whether race, sexual orientation…

By Jamie Harrison

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New Film Revisits Central Park Jogger Case

DNA evidence later exonerated five black and Latino teenagers who spent years behind bars

A new film by Sarah Burns and Ken Burns takes a look at one of…

By Makkada B. Selah

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Sign in Houston Apartment Complex Promotes Racial Profiling

The sign warns against teenagers of the 'Afro American race'

A sign posted in a Houston apartment complex encourages residents to profile black teenagers

By Makkada B. Selah

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Black Student Racially Attacked at Ole Miss

The freshman said he feared for his life

The FBI and civil rights organizations are investigating a hate crime on the campus of…

By Makkada B. Selah

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Deion Sanders Calls Out White Reporter for Racism

Sanders called the reporter a racist.

NFL veteran Deion Sanders responds to allegations from a white reporter that his charter school…

By Makkada B. Selah

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Black Lacrosse Player Protests ‘Ninja Please’ Tag Line

His boycott could cost him his career

His boycott could cost him his career

By Makkada B. Selah

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Virginia Senate Candidate Defends Racist State Song

The song contains the words "darkie" and "massa"

The song contains the words “darkie” and “massa”

By Makkada B. Selah

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White Staten Islanders Refuse to Help Black Mom Whose Sons Were Swept Away By Sandy

Two black Staten Island boys are believed to be Hurricane Sandy's youngest victims

Two black Staten Island boys are believed to be Hurricane Sandy’s youngest victims

By Makkada B. Selah

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White Couple Hangs Chair in Effigy Meant to Represent Obama

But they say they hold no animosity toward blacks

But they say they hold no animosity toward blacks

By Black Enterprise

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Majority of Americans Are Prejudiced Against Blacks, Study Finds

The number showed a slight increase from 2008

The number showed a slight increase from 2008

By Black Enterprise

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Is Chevy Chase Really Racist?

The tone in which he uses the 'N' word doesn't amount to it

The tone in which he uses the ‘N’ word doesn’t amount to it

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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How Race Matters in the Classroom

Florida and Virginia are flirting with the idea of "lowering the bar" for black students, and by association, their teachers.

Florida and Virginia are flirting with the idea of “lowering the bar” for black students,…

By Black Enterprise

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Azealia Banks has Issues with Dolce & Gabbana

Rapper is boycotting the fashion house's Spring 2013 collection

Rapper is boycotting the fashion house’s Spring 2013 collection

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Shopkeeper Stirs Controversy With Image of Obama as Witch Doctor

Do you buy the shopowner's argument?

Do you buy the shopowner’s argument?

By Black Enterprise

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Do Blacks Dislike Affirmative Action, Too?

CNN writer says that many professional blacks feel that such policies delegitimize their accomplishments.

CNN writer says that many professional blacks feel that such policies delegitimize their accomplishments.

By Black Enterprise

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Users Push Back On Racially Charged Etsy Merchandise

What do you think of these products?

What do you think of these products?

By Black Enterprise

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Does Colorism Still Matter?

What do you think of colorism and the effects it's had in our communities?

What do you think of colorism and the effects it’s had in our communities?

By Black Enterprise

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Anti-Obama Display Features Watermelons, ‘Go Back to Kenya’ Sign

The racist protests against the president continue across the country

The racist protests against the president continue across the country

By Black Enterprise

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Slavery A Blessing? Arkansas Politician Thinks So

Jon Hubbard makes shocking claims in new book

Jon Hubbard makes shocking claims in new book

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Dolce & Gabbana Earrings Stirs Racial Controversy

Fashion giant launches earrings with African faces

Fashion giant launches earrings with African faces

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Anti-Obama Texan Lynches Chair in Front Yard

Republican homeowner tells president to go to hell

Republican homeowner tells president to go to hell

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Racist? Student Wants White Student Union at University

What's your take on this student's attempt to create a white student union?

What’s your take on this student’s attempt to create a white student union?

By Black Enterprise

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Racist Display Prompts Investigation in Los Angeles Hospital

African-American employee finds doll in black face with racial slur

African-American employee finds doll in black face with racial slur

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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President Obama’s DNC Speech Sparks Racist Twitter Reactions

While the POTUS addressed the DNC, Twitter went on a racist tirade

While the POTUS addressed the DNC, Twitter went on a racist tirade

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Artist Creates Tribute with ‘Freedom Fighters’ Exhibit

Works feature infamous mugshots of Civil Rights activists

Artist Charlotta Janssen’s “Freedom Riders” exhibit pays homage to slain Civil Rights activists.

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Poll Says New York Police Favor Whites Over Blacks

A majority of New Yorkers suspect discrimination in police tactics.

A majority of New Yorkers suspect discrimination in police tactics.

By Black Enterprise

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Man Sues Store For Forcing Black Man To Bag His Groceries

Man says his Hinduism religion prevents a black man from touching his food

Man says his Hinduism religion prevents a black man from touching his food

By Black Enterprise

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Bond No.9 Perfume Shop Hit With Shocking Racism Lawsuit

Owner Laurice Rahme reportedly called African American shoppers "thieves."

Owner Laurice Rahme reportedly called African American shoppers “thieves.”

By Black Enterprise

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Black Scholar Defends “White Power” Music: “It’s The Same As Hip-Hop”

Do you agree or disagree?

Do you agree or disagree?

By Black Enterprise

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Ex-Mercedes Benz Employees Fired After Reporting Racist Graffiti

Former employees file lawsuit against NYC dealership

Former employees file lawsuit against NYC dealership

By Black Enterprise

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Opinion: Outrage Over Chick-Fil-A’s Marriage Stance Is Misplaced

Gay writer says the tit-for-tat should be replaced with open dialogue

Michael Arceneaux, an openly gay writer, says the focus of the Chick-Fil-A anti-gay backlash is…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Racist Mississippi Church Prevents Black Couple’s Wedding

Pastor says small group of congregants were against black couple's marriage there.

Pastor says small group of congregants were against black couple’s marriage there.

By Black Enterprise

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3 Things You Can Learn from the Mary J. Blige Chicken Debacle

As the R&B diva finally details her 'mistake,' take heed for your own career success

As Mary J. Blige finally speaks out in detail about the Burger King chicken debacle,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Why You Mad?: We Gave Gwyneth Paltrow Permission to Use the N-Word

Pop culture's --- and our--- loose use of the word diminishes its negative impact

With the news that Gwenyth Paltrow used the N-word in a Twitpic caption, many find…

By Janell Hazelwood

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How I Did It: Orchestra Founder Jeri Lynne Johnson Breaks Racial Boundaries

Musician and entrepreneur created own opportunities after adversity

Founder of the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra decided to fill a void in the classical…

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1. Immediately after George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., there was no arrest by police and no charges were filed. Also, The Miami Herald reports that police initially wanted to charge Zimmerman---and applied for a warrant---but prosecutors said there wasn't enough evidence to move forward with charges.

George Zimmerman Has Been Arrested and Charged. Now What?

Here's how a second-degree murder trial could play out

Writer Zerlina Maxwell breaks down the legal standards to come for George Zimmerman, who was…

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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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Hot Ad Mess: Is Lack of Color in the Advertising Biz to Blame for MJB/Burger King Snafu??

After official Mary J. Blige response, I'm still shaking my head

As the Burger King chicken wrap hoopla continues, questions arise about lack of diversity in…

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UPDATE: Burger King Pulls Chicken Ad, But Damage to Mary J. Blige Brand Already Done

We all make mistakes. Here are a few suggestions for a better brand move

After an outpour of backlash about a Mary J. Blige commercial that raises more than…

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Mary J. Blige, the Multi-Platinum Chicken Peddler? Say It Ain’t So

Adding a side-eye-worthy endorsement to the brand just doesn't make sense

Joining the ranks of chicken-eating stereotypes, the multi-platinum singer adds an endorsement to the brand…

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WATCH: David Banner on Trayvon Martin Shooting Death

The passionate performer expresses his views on the senseless death of another young Black man

Rapper/producer David Banner shares his passionate perspective on the life and death of Trayvon Martin…

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1. Immediately after George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., there was no arrest by police and no charges were filed. Also, The Miami Herald reports that police initially wanted to charge Zimmerman---and applied for a warrant---but prosecutors said there wasn't enough evidence to move forward with charges.

9 Side-Eye-Worthy Moments in the Trayvon Martin Tragedy

A snapshot of events that have raised eyebrows and outrage

As public outrage continues, BlackEnterprise.com takes a look at nine key outrageous moments after the…

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The Oscars have been the source of lauding and loathing for many in the African American community, from those in the field to those in the audience. This year was an unforgettable one, as actresses Octavia Spencer and Viola Davis received nominations (with Spencer going home with a win as Best Supporting Actress), some criticism, and many well-wishes from peers and fans alike. 


As the Oscars buzz continues, BlackEnterprise.com caught up with five top black talents in front of and behind the cameras to talk their career triumphs and challenges, why they continue to pursue their dreams and the Hollywood politics they navigate daily. ---Christian Law

Black Hollywood Talent Talk Careers and the Politics of the Hollywood

Five professionals to watch in 2012 dish on Tinseltown triumphs and challenges

These top black actors and Hollywood professionals to watch discuss career triumphs and how politics…

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Study: Assertive Black Women Fare Better as Leaders

Quality often frowned upon can be used as an asset

Scholars at Northwestern University and Duke University find that aggressive black women get less backlash…

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There have been many black films that inspire, enrage, encourage and invigorate. And several of those have reflected real-life scenarios that we all have seen in our own lives --- especially when it comes to the workplace.


Here are six films with black actors that feature career issues and have taught all of us lessons about art reflecting life. ---Janell Hazelwood

6 Best Black Career Films of All Time

These movies taught lessons on workplace and career issues

These are six of the best films with black actors that incorporated everyday workplace issues.

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When The N-Word Comes Home to Roost

A Dutch fashion mag's racist slur against singer Rihanna shows that racism is still one of America's biggest exports

The worst thing about Dutch fashion mag Jackie’s racist slur against Rihanna? Basic, good journalism…

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How I Did It: Food Activist Makes Commitment to Health Advocacy

Cookbook writer seeks better grocery access for low-income communities

Inspired by social awareness and fresh foods, activist Bryant Terry pushes for equal access to…

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Black Entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley Do Exist

TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington may be unsure but people of color are making strides in STEM

In a clip from CNN’s Black in America 4 TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington stated that…

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Outspoken Opponent: 7 Outrageous Statements from Herman Cain

Interesting quips from a Republican presidential hopeful

Seven most outrageous statements by Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain.

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Student Organization Launches Poster Campaign Against Racist Costumes

Ohio University's Students Teaching Against Racism (STARS) starts a viral poster campaign

The 10-student group Students Teaching Against Racism (STARS) launched a poster campaign to ignite a…

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Not Enough Black Models?: Taking Kanye West to Task after Fashion Line Debut

Writer says hip-hop star talks the racial equality talk but doesn't walk the walk

Critic explores the scarcity of black models on the runway during Kanye West’s Paris Fashion…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Nivea Pulls Controversial Ad After Claims of Racism

The international skin care company apologizes for offensive ad

The international skin care company apologizes for its recent and arguably racist print ad for…

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Why The ‘White Women Are Winning’ Argument is a Losing One

Columnist says she's 'over' racial comparison when it comes to marriage success

Columnist says she’s ‘over’ racial comparison when it comes to marriage success

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WATCH: Russell Simmons Talks Farrakhan, Success, and ‘Super Rich’

Hip-hop entrepreneur calls NOI leader his 'second father'

Music entrepreneur Russell Simmons talks to The Root about his success and how Louis Farrakhan…

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Bad Business: The Problem With Fried Chicken

An honest look at the politics of poultry and what role this Southern delicacy plays in the negative image of Black folks

Perhaps I’m being too sensitive and reading too much into the politics of poultry but…

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There Were Not Enough Blacks at CES & It’s Our Own Fault

'Black parents are raising a generation of financially and educationally underpowered wimps, who've become experts at mastering the inconsequential'

Why were so few African-Americans represented at CES. One blogger says Black parents are raising…

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Racial Jokes in the Workplace

Being mindful of what we say is not only the right thing to do-- it's good business

DJ Cipha Sounds of Hot 97 made an inappropriate joke that cost him his integrity…

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Shopping Insider: Shopping While Black

How to get the best steals and deals, for people who take their shopping seriously

I’m sure it has happened to you. You’re shopping in a store, minding your own…

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Washington Report: Black Tea Partiers Fight Charges of Racism

Members denounce notion that there are racists among them

Black conservatives held a press conference on Wednesday to denounce the notion that there are…

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USDA Chief Offers Emotional Apology to CBC Over Sherrod

Tom Vilsack sought forgiveness, atonement for firing

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsak participated in an emotionally charged meeting with several members of the…

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Signs of the Times: Tea Party Protests

Racist or not? A gallery of signs seen at Tea Party rallies nationwide

Decide for yourself: Is the NAACP right in calling on the Tea Party movement to…

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NAACP Condemns Racism of Tea Party Movement

Resolution asks Tea Party to repudiate its racist elements

The NAACP passed a resolution Tuesday to condemn extremist elements within the Tea Party, and…

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Poll: Tea Party Supporters Predisposed to Intolerance

Survey disproves myth of post-racial America

In a recent survey, the Tea Party movement, which is opposed to big government and…

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Report Criticizes Lack of Diversity in Super Bowl Ads

Ninety-four percent of ad agency creative directors were white males, none were people of color

Of the 52 professionally produced ads by advertising agencies aired during Super Bowl XILV this…

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Now Read This: Brainwashed, Challenging Black Inferiority

BE 100s advertising pioneer Tom Burrell's counter-campaign against the "BI Complex"

A couple of weeks ago, I happened to share with my followers on Twitter that…

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Poll Results Show News Coverage of Blacks is Negative

Poor race relations is blamed on portrayal of African Americans by mainstream media

Eighty percent of internet users believe that the coverage of African-Americans in the news is…

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Backtalk with Gwen Ifill

Black Enterprise turned the tables on Gwen Ifill, getting her thoughts on objectivity in the…

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English-only At Conn. Bookstore Sparks Controversy

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A popular bookstore and cafe near Yale University wants its…

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Apology for slavery; discrimination report

The U.S. Senate Thursday unanimously adopted a resolution apologizing for slavery, and sent the resolution…

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Black Is Not Always in Fashion

Michelle Obama's fashion choices reopens discussion on the lack of diversity in modeling

Since everything in fashion comes into style again, maybe I shouldn’t be surprised that more…

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