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Henrietta Lacks

Oprah Reveals That She Never Planned to Star in Henrietta Lacks [VIDEO]

This weekend marked the broadcast premiere of the HBO film The Immortal Life of Henrietta…

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Pulitzer Prize Winners

7 Masterful Quotes on Originality From 2017’s Black Pulitzer Prize Winners

Let Lynn Nottage, Colson Whitehead, Tyehimba Jess, and Hilton Als remind you to stay true to your path

Let the words of wisdom from these Pulitzer Prize winners encourage and uplift as…

By Lisa Fraser

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John Douglas Thompson

John Douglas Thompson Opens Up About ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’ and ‘Julius Caesar’

The acclaimed actor talks to Black Enterprise about starring in these new productions

John Douglas Thompson, who has been lauded as “one of the most compelling classical stage…

By Gwendolyn Quinn

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cookbook

‘Cooking Solo:’ Find The Fun of Cooking for Yourself

Table for one? Klancy Miller's new cookbook offers creative recipe ideas for singles

Whether you’re a pro in the kitchen, a novice cook or a take out loyalist,…

By John Burnett

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Tracy “Twinkie” Byrd

From Brooklyn to Hollywood: Tracy “Twinkie” Byrd Makes Directorial Debut in ‘The Counter 1960’

Premiere Casting Director Pursues Her Passion

Tracy “Twinkie” Byrd, Hollywood’s premiere casting director, opens up about making her directorial debut with…

By Gwendolyn Quinn

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Maya Angelou

8 Memorable Maya Angelou Quotes to Kick-Start Your Best Life

For Dr. Maya Angelou's birthday, let the gift of her wise words spark personal growth

We’ve gathered some lesser-known, but still memorable musings of the acclaimed and beloved poet that…

By Lisa Fraser

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peace

My Personal Journey to Finding Peace

This woman found inner peace while traveling overseas to the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, Norway

See how this one woman’s calling to travel overseas to the Nobel Peace Center in…

By Candace Boggan

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Prentice Penny

‘Insecure’ Showrunner Prentice Penny Opens Up About his New truTV Series

After working behind the scenes on 'Insecure,' 'Girlfriends,' and 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine,' Prentice Penny will step onto the small screen

Writer and producer Prentice Penny stars in the new lifestyle series Upscale with Prentice Penny,…

By Gwendolyn Quinn

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USA Swimming Foundation

Dr. Cecil Gordon on Becoming the First Black Director of the USA Swimming Foundation

Dr. Gordon wants to play a role in increasing diversity in the swimming world

Dr. Cecil Gordon talks to BE about making history as the first African American member…

By Lisa Fraser

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Lynn Whitfield

Lynn Whitfield Opens Up About Starring on Oprah Winfrey’s ‘Greenleaf’

Actress shares about her love for the arts and the real-world women who comprise her character on the critically-acclaimed original drama series

Lynn Whitfield is one of a few African American actresses who has successfully achieved longevity…

By Gwendolyn Quinn

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Women

6 Ways The Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit Changed My Life

Surrounded by approximately 900 black businesswomen in various fields, we were not minorities. And oh, there was nothing “minor” about these glorious women!

I was lucky enough to attend the 2017 Women of Power Summit in Phoenix, now…

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dream destination

The Top 5 Reasons You Should Relocate to Your Dream Destination

Because relocating is all about having the freedom to create the lifestyle you desire

Are you living the life you desire? Life is short, and there is so much…

By Cameka Smith

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Dana Hill

This ‘Queen Boss’ Reigns in the Beauty Box Biz

Award-winning beauty expert and 'Queen Boss' contestant Dana Hill discusses her company COCOTIQUE, a deluxe beauty box subscription company for women of color

Dana Hill is an award-winning expert in the beauty industry. She is the founder of…

By Gwendolyn Quinn

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Daniel Beaty

Actor, Writer Daniel Beaty Brings ‘Chapter and Verse’ to the Screen

Actor, writer, film producer, and activist Daniel Beaty is living a dream

Inspired by his own family, award-winning actor Daniel Beaty co-wrote and is starring in a…

By Gwendolyn Quinn

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Valentine’s Day Gift

The #BuyBlack for Bae Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

BE is here to help you celebrate love while staying conscious and true to the community

Here’s a list of 10 different ways you can treat your partner (or even a…

By Selena Hill

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artist

This Wrongly Convicted Artist Now Spreads Love Through Painting

Fulton L. Washington paints images that are worth far more than a thousand words

In the wake of a system that gives little to no chances, Mr. Fulton Leory…

By Regan Farley

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upscale black women

3 Reasons Why Luxury Brands Need Black Women

Luxury brands are still missing out on a lucrative market, and here's why

Learn why luxury brands have a challenge reaching this group of black women. Find out…

By Maryann Reid

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La La Land

BE Exclusive: John Legend Opens up About Major Film

The Grammy Award-winning singer opens up about starring in his first in a major motion picture, 'La La Land'

In an exclusive interview, the Grammy Award-winning singer opens up about starring in his first…

By Aniesia Williams

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iPhone

I Lived Without My iPhone for 6 Days and I Liked It

Living without my iPhone for nearly a week taught me valuable lessons about life

As a Millennial, I thought it was going to be really difficult to live without…

By Selena Hill

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Fences

Macro Ventures Brings Us ‘Fences’

Charles King's brainchild has produced of one of the most Oscar-worthy films of 2016, based on the play by August Wilson

Charles King’s brainchild, Marco Ventures, has produced of one of the most Oscar-worthy movies of…

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change

“The only woman in the room” & how to change that by 2186

With passionate voices working every day to redefine the standard for gender equality, I believe…

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manage

Ask Sheree: How to Manage an Overload of Work

It is very common for a busy professional to feel overwhelmed with their job commitments…

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