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Georgia State Rep. LaDawn Blackett Jones Balances Life and Leadership

How to create harmony at home and in the workplace

Georgia State Representative and Attorney at Law, Ladawn Blackett Jones discusses balancing life and leadership…

By Daron Pressley

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Reparations? There’s an App for That!

Technology is being utilized in the fight for reparations

After the slaughter of eight people inside the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South…

By Samara Lynn

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Do Online Petitions Cause Real Change?

Online petitions have made it easier than ever for the masses to weigh-in on political and social issues. But is this armchair activism effective in making real changes?

In the July-August issue of Black Enterprise magazine, we take a close look at online…

By Samara Lynn

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What We Learned From Trayvon Martin’s Attorney, Benjamin Crump

Attorney shares views on what communities can do to bring awareness and advance change

On Wednesday, Aug. 3, Black Enterprise held a Twitter Chat with Michael Brown and Trayvon…

By Cristie Leondis

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Black Lives Matter Releases a Statement on Murder of Police

Focus is on escalating protests to end state sponsored violence against black people

As the nation churns this week over the executions of law enforcement officers in Baton…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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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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11 Misconceptions About Black Lives Matter, Part 1

Organizers are debunking a few myths about what the Black Lives Matter movement is and what it isn’t

The phrase “black lives matter” has become a rallying cry for a new chapter in…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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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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[WATCH] #HatchKids Discuss #BlackLivesMatter

Kids 'get real' on today's social issues

#HatchKids by SheKnows Media discuss the importance of being a change agent in today’s social…

By Safon Floyd

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Adidas Celebrates Jesse Owens With Black History Month Collection

Footwear inspired by an American sports hero and cultural icon

Adidas has announced a new Black History Month footwear collection, inspired by Jesse Owens.

By Cristie Leondis

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Google.org Gives $500,000 to #BlackLivesMatter and Other Justice Groups

Google.org gives millions in social justice grants

Earlier this week, at a film screening of 3 ½ Minutes, 10 Bullets in San…

By Samara Lynn

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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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NAACP To Host 106th Annual National Convention In Philadelphia

Social justice leaders convene in Philadelphia to discuss pressing issues

“Our lives, our votes, our jobs and our schools matter” – Cornell William Brooks, NAACP…

By Michael Tolbert

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7 Must-Know Facts About Bree Newsome

A young activist with a hands-on approach to social justice

Bree Newsome, activist and filmmaker, has made it a habit to stand up for justice…

By Brittany Dandy

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Activist Urges Use of Live Video Streaming Apps in Social Justice Movements

Apps such as Meerkat and Periscope take at-home viewers to the center of protests

One of social media’s latest technological advances should actively be used for social justice causes,…

By Joel Lyons

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Al Sharpton Responds to Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

Activist makes it clear that the decision will not be the end in a fight for justice

Rev. Al Sharpton traveled to Ferguson to hold a press conference in response to the…

By Courtney Connley

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Darren Wilson Can Still Face Consequences Despite Grand Jury Decision

Officer in teen's shooting death can still face other federal and state investigations

Despite the grand jury’s decision to not file charges against Darren Wilson, the officer can…

By Courtney Connley

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J. Cole, Nelly, and More Take Action in Honoring Michael Brown

Celebrities speak out in the death of unarmed teen

In the aftermath of Michael Brown’s death, celebrities use their platform to help bring justice…

By Courtney Connley

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#JusticeForMikeBrown: #HBCUs Stand Together in Protest to Raise Awareness

HBCUs shoot powerful #HandsUpDontShoot pictures

In honor of unarmed Ferguson, Missouri teen Michael Brown’s death, HBCUs across the nation have…

By Courtney Connley

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Are There Really More Blacks In Prison Than Were In Slavery?

Well, yes—and no. It's another example of how facts about black people, without context, can be dangerously misleading

Author Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness cites…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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