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Lee Elder, The First Black Golfer To Play In The Masters, Passes Away At 87 | Black Enterprise |
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Lee Elder, The First Black Golfer To Play In The Masters, Passes Away At 87 | Black Enterprise |

Lee Elder, the first Black golfer to play at The Masters, passed away at the age of 87 on Monday according to the PGA Tour. Elder, who broke the color barrier of the PGA Tour’s most notable tournament in 1975, was honored at the 2021 Masters as an honorary starter in the ceremonial first tee shot along with Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player. In an interview with CNN in 2015, Elder called his Masters debut  a “very nerve-racking experience.” “I was shaking so badly, I did not know if I was even going to be able to tee up the ball,” Elder told CNN. “How I got through it I do not know, just with the help of the Almighty I got there and was able to put my ball on the tee.” Elder, who broke into golf during the 1960s and 1970s, and became one of the most recognizable faces in the sport, but also ...
‘4C’ Hair Essentials For Fall: Sought After Products For Kinky Curls & Coils | Black Enterprise |
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‘4C’ Hair Essentials For Fall: Sought After Products For Kinky Curls & Coils | Black Enterprise |

From Jill Scott to Lupita and Issa Rae, it is crystal clear that rocking natural hair is not a trend, but a style statement deeply rooted in pride and heritage that is here to stay. We love the way our hair goes from one style to the next effortlessly — it’s a part of our magic. But even the most enchanting hair needs the right products and tools — especially when fall and winter show up and hair shrinkage gets even more real with fickle weather! Why stand in long lines at your local beauty store when Amazon has these amazing grabs? Let’s get into these tried-and-true picks for 4c and textured hair! Kurlee Belle Jelle Coconut Styling Gel Made from 100% coconut oil this styling gel will have your wash ‘n go’s, twist outs, puffs, and bantu knots moisturized defined! For best results, use on...
Louisiana’s 10/6 Lifers Were Promised Parole After 10 Years, But Many Ended Up Serving Life | Black Enterprise |
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Louisiana’s 10/6 Lifers Were Promised Parole After 10 Years, But Many Ended Up Serving Life | Black Enterprise |

In 1964, Lester Pearson, accused of murder in Louisiana, signed a plea agreement giving him a shot at parole after 10 years and six months, but it never happened. By the time Pearson walked out of the Louisiana State Penitentiary (Angola) he served more than five and a half decades in prison. Pearson told PBSNewsHour that the plea agreement was the best option at the time for a Black man in the Jim Crow South. However, after Pearson served his 10/6 he wasn’t released and it seemed no one cared. Pearson is part of a group of about sixty 10/6 lifers in Angola who pled guilty to crimes with the understanding they’d be released after 10 years and six months. However many are being released more than 40 years after their parole date. Today, all 10/6 lifers are between the ages of 66 and 86 and...
NFL Hall of Fame Defensive Tackle Curley Culp Dead at 75 | Black Enterprise |
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NFL Hall of Fame Defensive Tackle Curley Culp Dead at 75 | Black Enterprise |

National Football League Hall of Fame defensive tackle Curley Culp, 75, died from cancer Saturday morning.  Culp’s widow, Collette Bloom Culp, announced his death on Twitter. On behalf of our family and with a broken heart, I announce the passing of my husband, Curley Culp early this morning. We respectfully ask for privacy at this time. Collette Bloom Culp This account is now closed. — Curley Culp (@CurleyCulp) November 27, 2021 In a statement, Kansas City Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt said Culp “represented the franchise with honor and respect both on and off the field. He was known as a fierce competitor and a difference maker who commanded a great deal of respect. His legacy will forever be remembered by Chiefs Kingdom.” Culp had previously tweeted that he had been diagnose...
Royal Family: Prince Charles Didn’t Ask About Skin Color of Harry and Meghan’s Baby | Black Enterprise |
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Royal Family: Prince Charles Didn’t Ask About Skin Color of Harry and Meghan’s Baby | Black Enterprise |

The Royal Family is responding to allegations that Prince Charles, after hearing about the engagement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in 2017, asked what the complexion of the couple’s baby would be. According to Page Six, a source who in Christopher Andersen‘s upcoming book, Brothers And Wives: Inside The Private Lives of William, Kate, Harry and Meghan, made the revelation. The book is slated to be released on Nov. 30. The Royal Family, however, claims this didn’t happen. When Prince Harry and Markle announced their engagement four years ago, several hours later, Prince Charles allegedly sat down with his wife Camille for breakfast and said to her, “I wonder what the children will look like?” According to Andersen’s book, Camilla, who was “somewhat taken aback” by the question,  respo...
London Police Officers Fired After Taking and Posting Photos of 2 Dead Black Women They Called ‘Dead Birds’ | Black Enterprise |
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London Police Officers Fired After Taking and Posting Photos of 2 Dead Black Women They Called ‘Dead Birds’ | Black Enterprise |

Two police officers in London were terminated after they took photographs of two dead Black women at a crime scene, posted the pictures in a WhatsApp chat, and called the deceased woman “dead birds.” According to BBC News, two Metropolitan police officers took pictures of the dead bodies of Bibaa Henry, 46, and Nicole Smallman, 27, at a crime scene at Fryent Country Park in Wembley. Police Constables (PC) Deniz Jaffer, 47 and PC Jamie Lewis, 33, were assigned to protect the crime scene, where the two sisters’ bodies were discovered on June 8. Deniz Jaffer (left) and Jamie Lewis (right) (Images: Twitter) The women were celebrating Henry’s birthday when they were attacked and stabbed repeatedly by 19-year-old Danyal Hussein, who was found guilty of the sisters’ murders. Last month, Huss...
50-Year Old First-Time Mom Welcomes Baby Girl; The Father is 61 | Black Enterprise |
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50-Year Old First-Time Mom Welcomes Baby Girl; The Father is 61 | Black Enterprise |

Susie Troxler, a 50-year old woman from Greensboro, North Carolina, recently gave birth to a baby for the first time. She and her 61-year old husband Tony are very excited about being parents to their miracle baby. Since the couple got married in 2008, they have always dreamed of having their own baby. But years have passed and Susie still didn’t get pregnant. They tried consulting doctors but they were always told that it could not happen. Aside from their age, Susie had uterine fibroids and Tony had some medical issues that lowered their chances to have a baby in a natural way. That is when they tried other procedures like IVF and egg donation. Cone Health OBGYN Dr. Carolyn Harraway-Smith referred them to Carolinas Fertility Institute where Susie’s fibroids were removed before performin...
Put An End to Spam Calls and Texts With This Spam Blocker | Black Enterprise |
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Put An End to Spam Calls and Texts With This Spam Blocker | Black Enterprise |

One of the better inventions this century has been caller ID. It’s been beneficial as a way to prevent unwanted calls from slipping through the cracks, saving us the frustration of having to deal with them at unwanted times. For as much success as the technology has brought, it hasn’t been infallible. As caller-ID technology has advanced, so have spammers’ attempts at breaking through. The RoboKiller Spam Call & Text Blocker offers a nearly impenetrable defense against unwanted spam calls. For a limited time, a five-year subscription to the service is available for an extra 40% off with code CMSAVE40 for just $71.99 as part of our Cyber Monday sale. RoboKiller eliminates 99% of spam calls. It boasts a predictive call-blocking algorithm that intercepts and blocks detective spam calls w...
Bronx Pastor Who Advocated Spousal Rape Removed By Seventh-Day Adventist Church | Black Enterprise |
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Bronx Pastor Who Advocated Spousal Rape Removed By Seventh-Day Adventist Church | Black Enterprise |

Days after a video surfaced of a controversial sermon during which Bronx pastor Dr. Burnett L. Robinson seemed to advocate for spousal rape, the Seventh-Day Adventist Church has stripped him of his title permanently. Robinson made his controversial remarks during a Nov. 13 sermon which was shared to YouTube on Nov. 22. He was expounding on the idea that wives should “submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord,” as the apostle Paul wrote in his Letter to the Ephesians. “In this matter of submission, I want you to know upfront, ladies, that once you get married, you are no longer your own,” Robinson said to his congregation. “You are your husband’s. You understand what I’m saying? I emphasize that because I saw in court the other day on TV where a lady sued her husband for rape. And I woul...
Smithsonian’s Museum of African American History Launches Online Access With ‘Searchable Museum’ | Black Enterprise |
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Smithsonian’s Museum of African American History Launches Online Access With ‘Searchable Museum’ | Black Enterprise |

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture has taken the first step in making all of its content accessible online through a new Searchable Museum. On Thursday, the Museum launched digital access to its Slavery & Freedom exhibit, which is where visitors of the Washington, D.C. collection begin their exploration of archives spanning from the 15th Century to modern day life in America. According to NPR, using the Searchable Museum, online visitors can now peruse the various artifacts, stories and interactive experiences of the exhibit from the comfort of their own homes. The new online platform also gives visitors access to previously restricted areas like a 3-D virtual tour of the Point of Pines Slave Cabin, one of two remaining slave cabins from Edisto I...