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‘Black Lightning’ star Nafessa Williams on her super woke role and advocating for LGBT...

It’s rare that a network known for angst-ridden programming for teens delivers a drama series as inspired, important, and entertaining as the CW's electrifying...
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WATCH: BET’s all-male talk show ‘Mancave’ stirs up controversy pitting Kim Kardashian against Lamar...

BET’s highly anticipated new late-night series, Mancave, premiered tonight and the innovative talk show is already causing a stir. Mancave is an innovative new talk...
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NFL requires reporters covering Super Bowl to identify their race

The NFL is changing its security credentials at this year's sports extravaganza

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It’s rare that a network known for angst-ridden programming for teens delivers a drama series as inspired, important, and entertaining as the CW's electrifying new show, Black Lightning.  The long-awaited, DC-Comics-based series helmed by Salim Akil and Mara Brock Akil...
BET’s highly anticipated new late-night series, Mancave, premiered tonight and the innovative talk show is already causing a stir. Mancave is an innovative new talk show hosted by four men who have no intention of holding anything back as they...

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Beauty company Hard Candy applies for trademark on ‘Me Too’

Hard Candy is trying to get a trademark on #MeToo for their beauty products...

Lupita Nyong’o has written a children’s book about embracing one’s natural beauty

Lupita Nyong'o has written a children's book about embracing your natural beauty...
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Solid financial advice is right at your finger tips
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Prison to Profit: Woman uses mugshot to boost her braiding business

After her arrest and mugshot, Shia Milan Yearwood becomes the new #prisonbae.
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Michelle Obama’s 5 best looks as First Lady

There will never be another First Lady like Michelle Obama...

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#BlackExcellence: Colin Kaepernick has almost completed his $1 million pledge to fight for social justice

Colin Kaepernick is getting closer to completing his pledge to donate $1 million to different charities supporting social justice and fighting inequality...
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After Simone Biles’ sexual abuse revelation here’s what parents need to know to keep kids safe

Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles took to Twitter to issue a letter on Monday to...
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Clippers, Rockets players allegedly confront each other in locker room after game, security called

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NBA is planning to speak with players from both the Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Clippers to determine the specifics of late-game and postgame events involving the teams...
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Olympic champ Simone Biles says she was abused by doctor Larry Nassar

Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles says she is among the athletes sexually abused by a now-imprisoned former USA Gymnastics team doctor...
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EXCLUSIVE: Aja Evans gears up to bring her #BlackGirlMagic to the 2018 Winter Olympics

The bobsled Bronze medal holder hopes to join the short list of Black women to take home gold

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American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault becomes Facebook’s first Black board member

Chenault is "one of the nation's most prominent black corporate leaders" and the first African-American board member at Facebook.

Why #EssenceSoBlack acquisition is not quite a happily ever after

The legacy publication's recent acquisition is positive news, but this is only the beginning
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The Black unemployment rate is at its lowest since 1972

Rate for African-Americans takes dive below 7 percent line for first time

Essence magazine is once again completely Black-owned

African-American led Essence Ventures acquires legacy brand from Time Inc.