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13-year-old philanthropist, author & entrepreneur Maya Penn wows audience with TED talk

13-year-old Maya Penn is the CEO of Maya’s Ideas 4 The Planet. She sells her own knit scarves and hats online, and recently gave a TEDtalk on entrepreneurship. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast that showcases some of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference. The conference allows the world’s leading thinkers and […]

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Restaurant forced to stop feeding homeless after complaints from other business owners

A Lafeyette, Ind. restaurant has been forced to stop feeding the homeless amid complaints from fellow business owners. The Buttery Shelf, a small eatery owned by Cherrie Buckley, fed as many as 70 people a free meal each Thursday. But the restaurant’s good deed has since stopped for good.

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Jay Z responds to protest urging him to severe ties with Barney’s

Jay Z has finally broke his silence about the controversial Barney’s deal. In light of two African American shoppers’ claims of racial discrimination by Barney’s & the NYPD, critics have been urging Hov to cancel his multi-million dollar arrangement with the department store.

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Meet Kellogg’s new CEO: La June Montgomery Tabron

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has selected La June Montgomery Tabron to be the foundation’s next president and CEO. Montgomery Tabron is currently the executive vice president of operations and treasurer. She will become the 12th leader of the 83-year-old foundation, and will replace Sterling Speirn.

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Jay Z’s deal with Barney’s: should he drop it?

Should Jay Z discontinue his partnership with Barney’s? Some folks think so. Ever since news broke of 19-year-old Trayon Christian’s lawsuit against the department store, Jay Z has been feeling the heat. Christian filed a lawsuit against both Barney’s and the NYPD after he was wrongfully arrested in April.

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Ursula Burns, Rosalind Brewer, Shonda Rhimes listed among ‘Most Powerful Women in Business’

Fortune’s list of the “50 Most Powerful Women in business” has been released. As we may expect, there aren’t a lot of women of color on the list, but three were mentioned. CEO & President of Xerox Ursula Burns, Sam’s Club CEO & President Rosalind Brewer and Creator and Executive Producer Shonda Rhimes made the list.

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Hampton U Business School Dean Doubles Down on Dreadlock and Cornrows Ban

Although the outrage over a Hampton University business school program’s no-dreadlock-or-cornrows policy continues, the school has once again doubled down: “These students choose to be in this program and aspire to be leaders in the business world. We model these students after the top African-Americans in the business world.”

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Black Cafe Owner Posts Sign to Ward Off Racists: “f you are allergic to black people, don’t come in.”

After being repeatedly subjected to blatant racism from potential customers, a British black woman posted a sign outside of her restaurant that read: “Attention! Everyone be aware I am a black woman, and always will be. If you are allergic to black people, don’t come in….”

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Teenage Sisters Launch Their Own Line of Beauty Products

Instead of complaining about their displeasure with most of the beauty products sold in stores, sisters Halle and Brea Holmes took initiative and launched their own line!

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Dillard U. President: Why Did Dr. Dre Donate $35 Million to USC, and Not a Black College?

Dr. Dre’s generous $35 million gift to USC made headlines across the country. But in a recent editorial, Dillard University president Walter M. Kimbrough posed an interesting question:Why didn’t Dr. Dre give that money to a black college?

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