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GARY COLEMAN: Before becoming a prominent child star, playing adoptee Arnold on the hit sitcom Diff'rent Strokes, Coleman knew a thing or two about it in real life, having grown up with adopted parents since birth. He would go on to appear in many hit TV series, from Martin to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and then on to reality TV fame as a cast member on The Surreal Life 2. He even ran for governor of California in 2003, and placed 8th in a field of 185 candidates during the infamous recall election. Though he suffered from an autoimmune kidney disease that stunted his growth, and would later die from complications of it, Coleman is one of the most well-known figures in pop culture, spanning generations.

Black Birthday for February 8th: Gary Coleman, Alonzo Mourning and More

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Happy Birthday and rest in peace to Gary Coleman!

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Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 8th

Today’s Black History Month facts focus on CBS commentator Andy Rooney and actor Gary Coleman.

On every single day of Black History Month this February, we will provide you with…

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Black History Month: Valerie Jarrett Talks Obama, Career in ‘Impact Players’ Series

Jarrett addressed the improved relationship between the White House and big business

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Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 7th

Today’s Black History Month facts focus on Alcorn A&M College and Carter G. Woodson.

On every single day of Black History Month this February, we will provide you with…

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Black Birthdays for February 7th: Chris Rock and More

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Happy Birthday Chris Rock!

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: Anne Fudge

Today's quote of the day comes from the former CEO of Young & Rubicam Advertising.

We will publish a landmark quote from an African American legend every day of Black…

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Historic Black Enterprise Magazine Covers: Blacks in Record Industry, December 1979

Check out one of our historic Black Enterprise Magazine covers which focus on the record industry, and the affect blacks had on it.

Check out today’s cover

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: Herman J. Russell

Today's quote of the day comes from Herman J. Russell

We will publish a landmark quote from an African American legend every day of Black…

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Black Supermodels who Paved the Way

Chanel Iman and Sessilee Lopez are the model industry's reigning black queens

Check out the black models who paved the way for today’s stars.

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Historic Black Enterprise Magazine Covers: The Beauty Care Industry, August 1978

BE covered how these firms were battling majority companies like Revlon for the then-$750 million black hair care and beauty aids market.

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Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 6th

On every single day of Black History Month this February, we will provide you with a daily fact.

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Black Birthdays for February 6th: Bob Marley, Natalie Cole and More

Every day of Black History Month this February we will alert you to the birthdays of the many celebrities, activists, athletes in our community.

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Black Birthdays for February 5th: Bobby Brown, Hank Aaron and More

Every day of Black History Month this February we will alert you to the birthdays of the many celebrities, activists and athletes.

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The First 5 African-Americans to be Featured on U.S. Stamps

Many wonder who were the first group of African-Americans to get their own stamp.

It’s no secret that African-Americans have contributed to the development of the United States; more…

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Historic Black Enterprise Magazine Covers: Black-Owned Farms, May 1978

The editors of BE developed a groundbreaking cover story on the “black land drain."

Check out the latest cover.

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: BE Entrepreneur of the Century

Today's quote of the day comes from the Black Enterprise Entrepreneur of the Century

We will publish a landmark quote from an African American legend every day of Black…

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Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 5th

On every single day of Black History Month this February, we will provide you with a daily fact.

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: American Express’ Kenneth Chenault

Today's quote of the day comes from the AMEX executive

We will publish a landmark quote from an African American legend every day of Black…

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Black Birthdays for February 4th: Rosa Parks and Lawrence Taylor

Every day of Black History Month this February we will alert you to the birthdays of the many celebrities, activists and athletes.

Check out whose birthday it was today.

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Black Comedians Who Paved the Way for Today’s Stars

Which of these 7 old school comedians is your favorite?

Had it not been for comedians like Richard Pryor and Redd Foxx, comics like Kevin…

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