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Black Enterprise: GM Maurice Ashley & Chess in the Schools

Chess in the Schools just hosted the GM Maurice Ashley Chess Challenge, a special scholastic chess tournament in celebration of Black History Month and Grandmaster Maurice Ashley, the first ever African-American chess grandmaster, and a member of the Chess in the Schools Board of Advisors. 13 more words

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POWER MOVES: Wrongfully Imprisoned for Decades, Now the Proud Owners of Brooklyn’s Newest Bar


Derrick Hamilton and Shabaka Shakur in front of their new bar and restaurant, Brownstone, in Brooklyn.Photo: Innocence Project/Mattedesign

A little after 5 p.m. on Friday in Dumbo, Brooklyn, the expectant staff at the bar and restaurant Brownstone are preparing for their opening-night rush. 979 more words

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Legendary Actress Phylicia Rashad And Business Icon Ursula Burns Among Women of Power Legacy Award Honorees

NEW YORK, Dec. 15, 2016 — Black Enterprise will present its highest honor, in recognition of the achievements of black women during the Women of Power Legacy Awards, on March 9, 2017, at the 2017 Women of Power Summit in Phoenix, Arizona. 728 more words

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Pittsburgh entrepreneur offers healthy versions of traditional soul food

Darrell Sapp/Post-Gazette

Torie Day stands in front of Day La Soul Cafe & Grocer, which she hopes to open next month in Allentown.

Torie Day burst into the storefront in the Allentown business district that she soon will open as a small grocery store and restaurant, immediately reached for her phone, and set it to play jazz music. 982 more words

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Doula Creates Natural Childbirth App

by Samara Lynn    Posted: November 14, 2016

A Brooklyn Doula brings the ancient practice into the 21st century with her new app

Yasmintheresa Garcia is a doula—a person who assists a woman before, during, and after childbirth. 336 more words

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LEBRON JAMES DONATES $2.5 MILLION TO THE MUHAMMAD ALI EXHIBIT AT THE SMITHSONIAN

LeBron James is the latest NBA superstar to make a huge donation to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

The museum officially opened back in September and other well-known athletes who have made a contribution include Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson. 128 more words

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