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[RECAP] #DrivingInnovation Twitter Chat With Guest Mbye Njie

Njie shares what motivated him to create his app, Legal Equalizer

Here is a recap of Black Enterprise’s Driving Innovation Twitter Chat with guest Mbye Njie,…

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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…

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[WATCH] Spike Lee, Jada Pinkett Smith Set to Boycott Oscars Over Diversity Issue

Head of Academy says they're reviewing membership and working to improve diversity

Black Hollywood heavyweights speaking out in outrage over what they say is an issue of…

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The Academy Keeps Dreaming of a White Oscars

Jada Pinkett-Smith and Spike Lee plan to boycott in protest

However, the complete absence of black thespians and creators among the nominations for the 2016…

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Dr. Frances Cress Welsing, Author of The Isis Papers, Dead at 80

Author, researcher, and psychiatrist was known for her research on racism

The Howard University graduate wrote essays and did extensive research on colorism, racism, and inequality,…

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[WATCH] John Legend’s New TV Series ‘Underground’

Plantation slaves plan the 600-mile escape from Georgia to their freedom

On January 16, 2016, WGN America released two new trailers on Twitter for John Legend’s…

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TechCrunch Writer Blasts Whites in Tech on Diversity, Comment Chaos Ensues

The Internet never fails to disappoint with outrageous and inflammatory comments on issues about diversity in tech.

A writer at TechCrunch posted an article blasting tech industry leaders for an overall tone-deafness…

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[Op-Ed] Star Wars Stormtrooper “Blackwash Rage” Strikes Back

Examining "blackwash rage"—unbridled anger over casting actors of color in non-traditional roles

It almost seems preposterous to use the word “controversy” with the words “casting” and “Star…

By Samara Lynn

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Black Actress Cast as Hermione in ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’

Harry Potter author tweets, "White skin was never specified."

Swaizland-born Noma Dumezweni is set to play the adult Hermione, alongside actor Paul Thornley as…

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Felicidades! Afro-Mexicans Now Recognized in Country’s Census

Activists: Effort is small yet vital win in fight against discrimination and neglect

Afro-Mexicans are now rejoicing in a win that offers a bit of relief in their…

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[WATCH] Heckling Leads to Scuffle at Trump Rally in Vegas

Protesters voice opinions and are escorted out to shouts that include Nazi-era salute

Donald Trump held a rally in Las Vegas on Monday, the eve of the last…

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Human Rights Day: Celebrate Today Around the World

U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights states, "Many challenges remain"

Today, Dec. 10, is Human Rights Day, celebrating and remembering the day that our country…

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[Op-Ed] Why Rep. Scalise’s Inclusion at CBC 13th Amendment Event Was More Than Questionable

With racial scandals, take note of his controversial decisions on equality

Rep. Steve Scalise inclusion in the speaker lineup for the CBC’s 13th amendment commemoration event…

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Chi-Raq: Film Facing Major Heat

The film banked in at No. 13 at the box office during opening weekend

While Chi-Raq may have received positive reviews from critics, there is still controversy surrounding the…

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#BlackOnCampus Exposes Racial Discrimination Across the Nation

College students use hashtag to share their personal experiences with campus racism

Black students across the nation start the #BlackOnCampus hashtag to expose their college experiences with…

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Why University of Missouri Football Team Perfectly Exemplifies the Power of Student Athletes

Less than 48 hours after announcing their boycott, university President Tim Wolfe resigns

Mizzou football teams firm support in taking a stand against campus inequalities is proof of…

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Ghosts, Goblins and … Blackface? Racist and Culture-Mocking Halloween Costumes Continue to Spark Outrage

Are consumers and retailers taking things too far?

An ugly side of Halloween is the recent cases of revelers facing public outrage due…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Obama on Black Lives Matter: “We As a Society, Particularly Given Our History, Have to Take This Seriously”

POTUS says concerns of activists are legitimate issues we have to addresss

President Obama opens up about his thoughts on the Black Lives Matter movement and the…

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Twitter User Creates Hashtag Campaign Calling for Boycott of Latest Star Wars Film

Opponents of the casting of actor John Boyega sound off with racist and bigoted insights

Small group of Twitter users calling for a boycott, claiming Star Wars film is “anti-white…

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Activists Urge DNC to Host Debate Centered on Black Lives Matter

Color of Change petition reaching maximum number of signatures in support

Activists from the Black Lives Matter movement are demanding that the Democratic National Committee (DNC)…

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