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Over the past few weeks, Meek Mill has gone from hot Philly rapper to incarcerated MC thanks to what many are calling an overzealous and unfair ruling from a Philadelphia judge over Meek’s multiple parole violations. In the wake of his return to prison, Meek has become the new face of the fight against racism…

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Sometimes all you need is a little litigation to get your point across. As is the case with comedian-turned-media mogul Byron Allen, who recently struck a deal with AT&T and DirecTV just over a year after filing a $10 billion discrimination lawsuit against the two television distributing giants. The lawsuit couldn’t have come at a worse time…

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In the December issue of EBONY magazine, the publication focuses on the topic of race and releases the “State of Race in America” report. In the report, EBONY identifies statistics related to race in the areas of economic disparity, education, entrepreneurship, health and well-being, and protection under the law. The findings from the study revealed…

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The Rev. Al Sharpton was once known for his rotund figure, but over the years he’s slimmed down considerably in an effort to be healthy. But recently, fans and followers of the star have noticed his frame getting smaller than usual and now he’s revealed his new workout regimen to fans. In a new profile…

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Al Sharpton delivered the eulogy for slain teen Michael Brown at the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis, Missouri. For Rev. Sharpton, it was another moment for him to speak at a funeral that has drawn tremendous media attention. Here are five prominent people that were eulogized by Rev. Sharpton.

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Essence Communications Inc. president, Michelle Ebanks, kicked off the 20th Essence Festival with an opening speech and acknowledged all the main sponsors for the event: Coca-Cola, Verizon, Procter and Gamble, Mc Donald’s and Ford Motor Co. Rev. Al Sharptonspoke from stage and said, “I cannot imagine being anywhere else for the Fourth of July weekend.…

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Editor’s note: The following op-ed has not been edited and the opinions expressed are solely those of the writer. Our people tend to rally behind charismatic leaders, exalting them with our moral and financial support. African-Americans have supported leaders promising to get us to the “Promised Land” but they themselves are usually the only one…

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The annual Phoenix Awards dinner is the signature event of the four-day Congressional Black Caucus conference focusing on public policy impacting black communities in America and abroad. The room is filled with the who’s who of Washington, D.C., tables are reserved for corporate sponsors and other influential names in their given fields. Check out the who’s…

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NYC has over 425,000 residents living in NYCHA developments. Several hundred thousand do not live in NYCHA developments but receive a housing subsidy from NYCHA. As candidates seek to lead the city, it is important for them to understand the plight of all New Yorkers. Thus, the candidates’ “sleep over” at Lincoln Houses (60 East 135th Street…

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Trayvon Martin‘s father, Tracy Martin, joined the National Action Network’s southeast regional chairman and Florida chapter at the Miami “100-city Justice for Trayvon” vigil. Martin was joined by a crowd of hundreds singing the protest song “We Shall Overcome.” He demanded that George Zimmerman, acquitted of second-degree murder and manslaughter exactly a week ago, should…

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NEW ORLEANS — Fans and celebrities captures stunning, and sometimes spectacular, images of Beyonce and gang of other celebrities who shut down final day of 2013 Essence Music Festival in the Crescent City with authority. Queen Bey pretty much detonated the stage as the final performer at arguably the world’s largest amalgamation of African Americans…

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On the 4th of July, fireworks will start the day and celebrities will speak of Independence and what it means to be sure. The African American community will have to look inside and endure. Our independence has become dependent on things that don’t hold true. The fact is we are celebrating as a united country,…

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