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Universal Music Group Strikes Global Partnership With Jay-Z’s Roc Nation

Jay-Z’s Roc Nation & Universal Music Group Strike a Global Partnership

Roc Nation's roster includes Rihanna, Shakira, Rita Ora, Calvin Hariss and deadmau5.

Jay-Z’s Roc Nation entertainment company and Universal Music Group have entered into a huge global…

By C. Daniel Baker

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An advocate for fashionable tall women, Lameka Weeks won $3,500 to help roll out her Height Goddess clothing line

Entrepreneurs Conference: Where Are They Now? The $10,000 Elevator Pitch Competition Winners

Each year, a group of select entrepreneurs bring their best 60-second pitch and go head-to-head at the Black Enterprise Elevator Pitch.

Catching up with Black Enterprise’s past cash prize winners whose businesses have reached higher levels…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Better Business Bureau Embroiled in Scandal Over Fees, Fake Company

Contrary to popular belief it is not a consumer watchdog

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is looking out only for themselves.

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For LaVar Arrington’s Latest Act, A Grand Nod to His Many Influences

Reinventing himself -- and making a lot of money in the process -- was never something LaVar Arrington thought he couldn't do

LaVar’s second act is in high gear.

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Entrepreneurs Conference: Get Your Product On The Shelf and Into Major Retail Stores

Lefty's Spices CEO Walter Nash Jr., shares recipes for success on how his family got their barbecue sauce into Walmart, Costco's and other retail chains

Here is some great advice on how to get your product placed in your favorite…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Mindless Behavior: Behind the Business of America’s Hottest Boy Band

A tried and true business model goes next-level with Prodigy, Ray Ray, Roc Royal and Princeton

The business of Mindless Behavior isn’t exactly ‘mindless’ at all.

By Darren Sands

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‘Oz the Great and Powerful’ Rakes in $80 Million in North America

'Dead Man Down' had a disappointing opening weekend

‘Oz’ had a powerful opening weekend

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Jarvis Green spent eight years with the New England Patriots and won two Super Bowls.

Former NFL Lineman Jarvis Green Sets Eye On Food Industry

The former NFL star has his sights set on a long, lucrative career

It’s a real wonder that former NFL defensive lineman Jarvis Green never saw himself as…

By Darren Sands

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NFL Player Works at Sandwich Shop Making $7.50 an Hour

This football player is happy to make you a sandwich, provided you hold the judgment

Terrance Ganaway just doesn’t care.

By Darren Sands

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Jay-Z Signs Publishing Deal With Warner Music

Jigga is soon to have more control to his entire catalog

Mr. Carter’s working relationship with Jon Platt dates back to 1996.

By Darren Sands

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Is Patch, AOL’s Hyper-Local Experiment, Doomed?

The ambitious project committed to hyper-local journalism is coming under fire

Can AOL recover from the financial hit?

By Darren Sands

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For Blacks at Red Lobster, a Nexus of Novelty, Nostalgia

Darden Restaurants is banking on a brand refresh nearly a decade in the making to rebuild Red Lobster, but will loyal black dollars be essential to the turn around?

African Americans, long a loyal part of Red Lobster’s consumer base, experience a relatively new…

By Darren Sands

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5 Reasons the Obamas Should Bring the 2024 Olympic Games to Chicago

After a failed bid for the 2016 Games, Chicago is an early favorite among U.S. cities to land the Olympics. Make no mistake: the Obamas can bring it home, in their case, literally

After a failed bid for the 2016 Games, Chicago is an early favorite among U.S.…

By Darren Sands

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Q&A: Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, CEO of Green For All

A conversation with one of the leading thinkers in the green economy

FYI: There’s plenty of room for African Americans in the emerging green economy.

By Sherrell Dorsey

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Sloane Stephens embarks on her journey for her first major title at the 2014 Australian Open.

Sloane Stephens to be Featured in Under Armour TV Spot During NBA All-Star Game

Stephens will look to rebound on the court later this month

The Under Armour brand is more closely aligning itself with the budding star.

By Darren Sands

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US Airways, American Airlines Agree on Merger

A deal, close to being done, is still subject to scrutiny

The deal would be among the largest mergers in U.S. history.

By Darren Sands

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American Airlines In Talks for Merger With U.S. Airways

A deal could soon be in place, a report says

A deal could soon be on the way.

By Ashley R. Harris

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NYC Comptroller: Lack of Minority Participation in City Contracts is a Plague

John Liu looks to bring inclusion into other branches of the city’s government

John Liu’s policies of inclusion and transparency has led to significant city bond underwriting deals…

By Alan Hughes

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A nightclub fire in Santa Maria, Brazil claimed the lives over over 230 people.

After Deadly Blaze, Concern For Brazil’s Turn on World’s Stage

Officials fear Brazil's safety measures isn't up to par with its ambition

Brazil is in mourning over a deadly fire that killed over 230 in a large…

By Darren Sands

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Get Your Life Tamar! The Baby Braxton Opens an Online Store

Tamar Braxton, who is fresh off the heels of her mega-successful single "Love and War," has a new online store on Bravo's website.

Would you rock any of these tees?

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Ask Sheree: When an Employee Suffers Cultural Bias

What should I do when I sense that my manager is culturally biased against me?
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How to Start a Profitable T-Shirt Business

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