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Celebrity Outrage Over Death of ‘Cecil the Lion’ Ignites Twitter and Facebook

#CatLivesMatter hashrBtag trending on Twitter

Controversy surrounding the Internet’s outrage over death of Cecil the lion, leaving to some to…

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The New Black Fest: African American Theatre Tackles Ferguson, Racism, and Social Injustice

Artistic Director, Keith Josef Adkins, talks the arts, racism, and black social justice

BlackEnterprise.com caught up with Keith Josef Adkins, artistic director of The New Black Fest, to…

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Attorney General Lynch Speaks on Sandra Bland’s Death and Calls for Re-Evaluation of Police Tactics

Lynch says Bland's death highlights the frustration minorities feel when stopped by police

Attorney General Loretta Lynch speaks about Sandra Bland’s death and how it highlights the black…

By Courtney Connley

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Actor Jesse Williams Sums Up His Thoughts on Sandra Bland and Racism in America in 24 Epic Tweets

Actor speaks out against America's ongoing relationship with racism and injustice

Following the suspicious death of Sandra Bland, actor Jesse Williams sums up his thoughts on…

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Ferguson Officials Hire Black Interim Police Chief

Andre Anderson tasked with restoring trust between the Ferguson community and police

Ferguson, Missouri officials announce Andre Anderson as the new interim police chief.

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Why Corporations Must Fly the Flag of Social Responsibility

I applaud the response from those corporations that put social responsibility ahead of the bottom…

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Nearly 40% of Black Children Live in Poverty

Child poverty rates are declining for all other groups

The number of black children living in poverty in the U.S. held steady over the…

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12 Films That Can Help Race Relations in America

In the wake of recent attacks, National Black Programming Consortium urges viewing parties to advance the dialogue on race

National Black Programming Consortium head talks race in America and urges viewing parties in wake…

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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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The High Cost of Riots: Part 3

Resources for businesses impacted by the tragedy in Baltimore

Only a handful of qualified businesses, homeowners, and renters have reached out to the SBA…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Entrepreneurs and ‘Black Lives Matter’

Tips for joining the conversation via your social media platform

Being an entrepreneur is a very tenuous business. We are disruptors of sorts. However, as…

By Ella Rucker

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Who Is Burning Black Churches?

Recent wave of 'suspicious' black church burnings recall nations dark past

Another historic black church has burned down in the South, as the investigations continue into…

By Michael Tolbert

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‘Anonymously Ask a Black Person’ Site Returns

Developer, Wayne Sutton, talks barriers in tech

Tech expert, Wayne Sutton, created a site, marketed to non-whites, in an effort to stop…

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The High Cost of Riots: Part 2

Why economic distress fuels violence

Alana Chavez says feelings of being overwhelmed by economic distress and disaster prevent people from…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Senators Call Investigation Into Discriminatory Housing In Minority Communities

Group of senators pen letter to regulatory housing agencies

“The findings of NFHA’s report are troubling at best, and at worst, indicate illegal discrimination…

By Michael Tolbert

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The High Cost of Riots: Part 1

Tragedy in Baltimore leaves financial toll on businesses and community members

We’ve seen how tragedy in a Baltimore community turned into an explosive situation. Here we…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Should More Black Children Be Getting Special Education Services?

Black children 1.4 times more likely to receive services

The writers assert that more black children need special ed services although they are already…

By Robin White Goode

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The Steady Wavering Confederate Flag: The Political Response

The Civil War era symbol reemerges in political discussion

Several southern politicians have already set in motion the disassociation of their state and the…

By Michael Tolbert

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[OPINION] Rachel Dolezal and Caitlyn Jenner: Transracial vs. Transgender

Why 'feeling' black isn’t being black

People who describe former president of the Spokane NAACP chapter, Rachel Dolezal’s, misrepresentation of herself…

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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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