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Port Antonio: Jamaica’s Hidden Gem

Negril, Montego Bay and Ocho Rios are great, but why not try something different? Check…

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How Kobe Bryant Used Business Strategies to Recruit Rajon Rondo

The Lakers star takes an entrepreneur's approach to get what he wants

We all know that Kobe Bryant has a magnificent basketball resume, but lately he has…

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Top Five Pro-Women Moments Under Obama’s Administration

Women are winning under Obama Administration

Over the span of President Obama’s administration, he has been particularly vocal about his support…

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The Best and Worst Airlines In The U.S.

United Airlines is at the bottom of list of 8 carriers for the 4th straight year

Flight delays, cancellations, lost baggage and complaints all increased last year. According to the Wall…

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Publisher Dawn Davis, GM President Vivian Pickard and More on Women of Power TV

All-new episode of female empowerment and inspiration to air this weekend

Dawn Davis, Vivian Pickard and more to appear on an all new episode of Women…

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3 Mobile Apps For Spontaneous Travel

If you're booking a trip on the fly, these resources will help you do it in a cinch

Spontaneous booking is becoming the norm, especially with the millennial generation who are increasingly using…

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Why Everyone Should Know and Remember Former Baseball Player Curt Flood

He was the first athlete to challenge MLB trading rules

Curt Flood was a center fielder for the St. Louis Cardinals. Sports reporters said he…

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How the Patriots Helped Make Super Bowl Tickets Cheaper

Dip in prices attributed to 'fatigue' in interest among fans

Due to the New England Patriot’s advancing to the Super Bowl, Super Bowl ticket sales…

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Tyra Banks Debuting New Talk Show ‘The FAB Life’

Host will have panel of diverse guests to talk various issues

Tyra Banks is launching a new talk show, The FAB Life, this fall, with a…

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The ‘Big Game’: Fan Stats That Raise An Eyebrow

Google released data on football trends and 2014's Super Bowl

Google released search data around the 2014’s Super Bowl and the most recent football trends.…

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Why Most Super Bowl Advertisers Can’t Say ‘Super Bowl’ in Their Super Bowl Ads

The NFL’s strict rules are preventing companies from using the term

The National Football League has trademarked the term “Super Bowl,” which means companies aren’t allowed…

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15 Black Actresses Who Made Black History

See if you remember some of these Hollywood history-making moments

As Black History Month approaches, we naturally reflect on all of the world leaders, activists…

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Oprah and ‘Selma’ Cast Marched in Alabama on MLK Day

Oprah, Ava DuVernay, Common and other stars celebrate esteemed leader in unity

To honor Martin Luther King, Jr., the Selma cast marched in Selma, Alabama Sunday, Jan.…

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TLC to Fund Final Album Through Kickstarter Campaign

Living members Chilli and T-Boz ready to make a music comeback

R&B group TLC announces new Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the production of their…

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Hollywood Producer Stephanie Frederic Talks ‘Light Girls’ Documentary and Colorism within the Black Community

Producer says documentary shows grass isn't always greener on the other side

Producer Stephanie Frederic talks working on “Light Girls” documentary and the need to talk about…

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‘Selma’ Gives Nod To Gay Civil Rights Activist

MLK adviser and mentor Bayard Rustin portrayed in the film by Reuben Santiago-Hudson

Martin Luther King Jr. mentor and advisor Bayard Ruston, an openly gay man, is portrayed…

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Rainbow PUSH Wall Street Project Economic Summit: The Next Generation of Athlete Dealmakers

Sports athletes and experts gathered to discuss business and sports

The sports world and the business world collided at the 18th annual Rainbow PUSH Wall…

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How Oakland Raiders Star LaMarr Woodley Smartly Took Advantage of His NFL Status

The NFL player revealed a few of his business strategies

We’ve read about many of our former successful high-earning athletes in a financial ruin. Some…

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Book Review: The Man From Essence by Edward Lewis with Audrey Edwards

Whether for business lessons or just for the drama, this is one read you'll find hard to put down

Rarely do business biographies offer glamour and Scandal-meets-Mad-Men intrigue that you get from The Man…

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Out of the Box Vacations: Top Underrated Destination to Travel in 2015

Add these intriguing places to your bucket list this year

Change your travel game and be sure to check out the top underrated travel destinations…

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‘Selma’ Scores Two Oscar Nominations, Gets Snubbed in Other Major Categories

Director Ava DuVernay and actor David Oyelowo left out of major categories

Despite being snubbed in a few major categories, “Selma” scores two nominations for this year’s…

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OWN Airs Documentary About Pain Of Light Skinned Women On MLK Day

Bill Duke follows up documentary “Dark Girls” with “Light Girls” on Jan. 19

Filmmaker Bill Duke’s latest look at colorism after award-winning “Dark Girls” called “Light Girls” debuting…

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LeBron James’ No. 23 Top Selling Jersey in NBA

The Cleveland Cavs star has ballooned to the highest spot, again

Last year, LeBron James asked fans on social media whether he should return to wearing…

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Rapper Wale Brings Back Glory Days of Black Hollywood, Casts Natural Model in New Video

The hip-hop artist expresses frustrations with media portrayal of black people

In Wale’s video for his single “The Body” featuring R&B crooner Jeremih, the rapper casts an…

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Tupac Biopic to Begin Production this Summer

The rapper's much anticipated film finally gets a production date

After much delay, the Tupac Shakur biopic will begin filming this June

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[RECAP] 18th Annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit Days One and Two

Business and tech leaders spoke on diversity and inclusion

On Tuesday Jan. 13, the 18th Annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit kicked off in…

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Happy Birthday Martin Luther King Jr.: 10 Riveting Civil Rights Moments That Inspire

In commemoration, take a look at iconic moments of activism from the Civil Rights Movement

Today, July 1, marks 50 years since the enactment of the Civil Rights Act on…

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Ava DuVernay and Lorraine Toussaint Talk ‘Selma’ on Women of Power TV

All-new episode of female empowerment and inspiration to air this weekend

Director Ava DuVernay and actress Lorraine Toussaint talk “Selma” on an all new episode of…

By Courtney Connley

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Kevin Hart Opens Up on Bill Cosby, Avoiding Controversy, and More

The "Wedding Ringer" star shares his thoughts on racism and his career

Kevin Hart opens up to the Hollywood Reporter on Bill Cosby, avoiding controversy, and how…

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Empire Star Taraji P. Henson’s Top 5 Roles

From starving artist to A-list actress, the star has landed major roles

Taraji P. Henson, known for her girl-next-door likability, has been very candid about her journey pre Oscar…

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Rediscovering Detroit: A City Worth Pulling For

The city has countless restaurants, attractions, and over 500 museums

Rediscover Detroit, the comeback city. With countless restaurants, attractions, and over 500 museums, it’s a…

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Reflecting on Selma: 8 Iconic Women Activists, Past and Present

These female powerhouses' work bettered humanity

In the height of “Selma” and honoring Dr. King, we are reminded of eight women…

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Ohio State Win Forces Furniture Companies to Cough up $1.5 Million

More than 500 customers got free furniture

Morris Furniture Co. ran the “Big Game Promotion,” promising customers a full refund on money…

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Common and John Legend Win Golden Globe for ‘Glory’

Music duo delivers moving speech about "Selma" and its connection to today's current events

Common and John Legend take home the Golden Globe award for their collaborative song “Glory”

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Why Boston Was Likely Picked As The American Bid to Host the Summer Olympics

The International Olympic Committee will select the host of the 2024 Games in September 2017

On Jan. 8, the board of directors of the United States Olympic Committee announced that…

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Super Bowl Ad Space Still Available, But For a Hefty Price

There are a few advertising spots unsold says NBC’s executive

Seth Winter, NBC’s vice president said there are a few 30-second commercial spots available for…

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Marshawn Lynch Fails to Win NFL Appeal

The football star loses petition to pay league fines

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has a roller coaster relationship with the press. For…

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New Year,New You: The Best Jobs For Your Personality Type

How to find a suitable career for your personality

There are some of us who decide on a career path very early in life.…

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AKA Suspends VH1 ‘Sorority Sisters’ Cast Members

Reality stars April McRae and Rwanda "Joy" Hammond suspended from AKA until 2016

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. has suspended two of its members who appear on VH1′s…

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Discovering Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto Mexico

Rooms start at $288

In the midst of this sleepy tourist town in Mexico lies the Villa del Palmar…

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Former Baylor Star Who Was Suddenly Sidelined, Writes Memoir

Athletic player Isaiah Austin slated to release new book

Just five days before fulfilling his childhood dream of being drafted into the NBA, former…

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Giants Release Defensive Coordinator Perry Fewell

The New York team announced his departure on Jan. 7

The New York Giants announced on the team’s website that defensive coordinator Perry Fewell will…

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Entertainment Leaders Join Forces to Offer Free Screening of ‘Selma’ to NYC Students

Thousands of middle school and high school NYC students allowed to see 'Selma for free

Entertainment leaders create a fund that will allow thousands of New York City students to…

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Dish Customers Able to Stream ESPN For $20 Monthly Fee

The web-based television service is called Sling TV

Dish Network customers will soon be able to reap the benefits of a new web-based…

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Top Hollywood Black Agent Seeks To Bolster Black, Latino Films And TV Shows

Charles King is leaving William Morris to form multicultural multimedia firm

One of Hollywood’s most powerful black agents is taking on a new entrepreneurial endeavor.  Charles…

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A Tribute to ESPN Sportscaster Stuart Scott

The legend will never be forgotten

After a long battle with appendiceal cancer, legendary ESPN sportscaster Stuart Scott died on Jan.…

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Two Accusers Join Defamation Suit Against Bill Cosby

Therese Serignese and Linda Traitz join the growing list of Cosby accusers

In the case of the People v. Bill Cosby, two more women have come out…

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Veteran Filmmaker Menelik Shabazz Urges Crowdfunding For ‘Looking For Love’

The legend of British black cinema is in need of your help!

Cinephiles, also known as lovers of film, should be familiar with Menelik Shabazz and his…

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Phylicia Rashad Defends Bill Cosby Amid Rape Claims

Rashad says the allegations are a part of a larger plot to end Cosby's career

Phylicia Rashad breaks her silence and comes to Bill Cosby’s defense amid rape allegations

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Black Enterprise’s Most Anticipated Movies Of 2015

Book those Fandango tickets in advance

If the players in Tinsel Town handle their cards right, 2015 promises to be one…

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Black Video Game Website To Raise Funds For Eric Garner’s Family

The Spawn Point Blog wants you to game for a powerful cause

With all the sad news to close out 2014, the new year provides an opportunity…

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Oregon, Ohio Residents Push For Championship Name Change In New Petition

"Brutusville," and "Buckeye Town" are a few suggestions thrown around

With the National Championship Game soon approaching, residents of an Ohio city named Oregon want…

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Nike Replaces Adidas As China’s National Football Sponsor

Nike will unveil new kits for China's football teams later this month

The China Football Association recently released news of a changing of the guards, which would…

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Longtime SportsCenter host and ESPN Anchor Stuart Scott Passes Away At the Age of 49

These celebrities used social media to express their condolences

Stuart Scott did it his way. It was the only way that he knew how…

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The Top Five Sports Moments in 2014

Here is a list of the best sports moments from the last year

Serena Williams. There was no need to tack her name to the list because we…

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2014′s Most Vocal Athletes on Social Issues

LeBron James is just one athlete who vocalized his opinion

Social media accounts splashed with upset posts, after news outlets reported that a St. Louis…

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Actress Tasha Smith Confirmed for ABFF

Seasoned actress to teach workshops at American Black Film Festival

Actress Tasha Smith is confirmed to teach an acting master class at the 2015 American…

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ESPN Sports Analyst Stuart Scott Passes Away From Cancer

The beloved ESPN anchor was only 49-years-old

After a long bout against cancer, beloved ESPN anchor Stuart Scott has passed away at…

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Four Delicious Greens to Add to Your Smoothie

Here is a list of ingredients and their health benefits

When it comes to eating healthy it is important to eat a variety of clean…

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Preserving an Era

Johnson has been promoting African Americans in basketball since before 1950

Sports business veteran, Claude Johnson is preserving and educating the world about the men and…

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Some of the Best Women Endorsement Deals

These superstars are pocketing millions

These women superstars are collecting sizable checks from endorsement deals. There was Venus Williams‘s astronomical…

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10 Travel Essentials For The Savvy Traveler

These goods deserve a spot on your packing list

2015 is anticipated to be a big year for travel – especially for those who…

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The Best LeBron James Commercials of 2014

The superstar had some of the sharpest television ads this year

2014. It was the year of LeBron James in commercials. From James cooly pulling up…

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How Sears Used LeBron’s Birthday Celebration to Promote Their Business

Sears tried to bankroll on a trending #GiftsForLeBron on Twitter, but failed.

LeBron James was “established” on December 30, 1984 in Akron, Ohio. The high-powered athlete turned…

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Busy Pro on the Go? Save Time with Dinner Kits Delivered To Your Door

Gain convenience and a time-saving option for dining

For busy professionals and families’ on-the-go, there’s a new wave of online companies delivering ready…

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Five Ways to Get Your Health Goals Back on Track

Strategy to help you remain consistent throughout the new year

Get back on track with your health goals for the new year with this strategy.

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Johannesburg Remains Africa’s Most Visited City

City had approximately 4.3 million international overnight visitors in 2014

City had approximately 4.3 million international overnight visitors in 2014, according to report.

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Bobby Shmurda Spent Christmas In Jail On Riker’s Island

Bail is still set at $2 million dollars

It was a week before Christmas and all through Quad Recording Studios, Bobby Shmurda and…

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Time Warner, Cablevision To Increase Surcharges To Sports Packages In 2015

Two companies among several to follow suit

Time Warner, Cablevision, DirecTV are just a few who will be increasing surcharges for pay-TV…

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City Eats: Uncovering Houston’s Culinary Hotspots

The city has over 11,000 different restaurants

Houston is special – and not just because it’s the hometown to both Beyonce and…

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CBS Sports Debuts All-Female “We Need to Talk” Sports Show

Lisa Leslie, Swin Cash, Lalia Ali and others host new program

The Eye network promised diversity for 2014 and backed it up with “We Need To…

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Chris Rock And Wife Malaak Compton-Rock Split After 18 Years

The couple respectfully asks for privacy for themselves and the kids

After nearly 20 years of marriage, comedian Chris Rock and his wife Malaak Compton-Rock have…

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5 of the World’s Most Expensive Cocktails

For the cost of a used car, you could have a taste of the good life

Let’s face it; you haven’t reached true baller status until you’ve spent $1,000 or more…

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How Kobe Bryant’s Publicized Tirade Helped A Toilet Paper Brand

After a frustrating practice session, the Lakers star unwittingly plugged Charmin

When the Los Angeles Lakers opened up a practice session to the media on Dec.…

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Ava DuVernay Shines Through the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King with Selma

The first African American woman nominated for a Best Director Golden Globe is here to stay

Ava DuVernay’s Selma marks her slashing through history books, editing the narrative, and restating the…

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Classic Gay Film Paris Is Burning To Appear At Sundance

The 1980s documentary brought voguing and drag culture to wider audience

The legendary LGBT film “Paris is Burning,” which won the Grand Jury Prize at the…

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Pharrell Williams Embroils YouTube In Billion-Dollar Lawsuit

Global Music Rights represents the 'Happy' performer in the matter

Video-sharing site, YouTube, could potentially be facing a billion-dollar lawsuit over music rights. Legal teams…

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Famous Athletes Who Have Business Savvy Significant Others

These women aren’t just quarterbacking off their spouses salaries

LeBron James. Dwyane Wade. Deion Sanders. Aaron Ross. These men aren’t only with pretty-for-the-picture women, but…

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FIFA To Release World Cup Corruption Report

Bids for 2018 and 2022 are quickly approaching

With 2018 and 2022 World Cup biddings in the air, FIFA releases their 430-page report…

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IRS To Auction Off Money Owed To Darryl Strawberry

You can get paid if you have $550,000 to put down

Former MLB star Darryl Strawberry owes money to the IRS, so in order to collect,…

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[RECAP] Twitter Chat: NBA All Stars—The Next Generation and The Future

BE Sports Biz and The Shadow League talk top sports news

Black Enterprise and the Shadow League held a Twitter chat on the NBA, discussing the…

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Miss Jessie’s, Miko Branch, Releases Touching Video Dedicated to her Late Sister

Moving tribute shows intimate family photos of the sisters

Miko Branch dedicates moving video to her sister Titi’s life

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Drake Promises To Rebrand The Toronto Raptors By 2016

Global ambassador says they will change the game

The performer known around the world as Drake promised to rebrand the Toronto Raptors for…

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The Sports Résumé: The Best Season for Your Football Coaching Job Search

Take heed to these tips on ideal strategy for getting the gig

If seeking a position within a football coaching staff at the high school or collegiate…

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Will The NFL Allow The Rams To Leave St. Louis?

Leagues says move not likely in 2015

The NFL is hearing that the St. Louis Rams desire to leave to Los Angeles.…

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Holiday Relaxation: 10 Awesome Caribbean Resorts to Explore

From adventure to romance to seclusion there's a hotel that is the perfect fit

Whether for leisure, adventure, romance or seclusion there’s a hotel that is the perfect fit…

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Tyler Perry to Release First-Ever Animated Madea Film

New project to be released in January 2015

Madea becomes a cartoon with this latest addition to the Tyler Perry franchise.

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10 Must-Do Experiences in Guatemala

Guatemala showcases a long list of unique travel experiences

From active volcanoes, ancient Mayan ruins, immaculate colonial cities to quite possibly the world’s most…

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Carmex, Ava DuVernay And Other Corporate Advertisers Bail On VH1′s ‘Sorority Sisters’

The VH1 show is highly controversial and outlandish

Monday night’s premiere of VH1’s new reality television show, Sorority Sisters, was so controversial that…

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Rihanna, Puma, and 3 Other Top Celebrity Fashion Deals

Shortly after its design collaboration with eclectic artist Solange, Puma announced that Rihanna would also…

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LeBron James Taps Local Northeastern Ohio Heroes In New Nike Shoe

King James honors exemplary leaders from the city in a major way

LeBron James, taps 12 local northeastern Ohio heroes to honor with a customized Nike shoe.

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Selma,’ ‘Dear White People’ Star Tessa Thompson To Lead ‘Creed’

She may play the Adrian to Michael B. Jordan's boxing hero

Creed, a feature film spin-off of the Rocky franchise, is adding Selma star Tessa Thompson…

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Are Sisters Debbie Allen and Phylicia Rashad Planning to Come to Broadway?

Sisters to reportedly star in new "Arsenic and Old Lace" play together

Sisters Debbie Allen and Phylicia Rashad to reportedly star in “Arsenic and Old Lace” play…

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Top Sports Endorsement Deals

From LeBron James to Tiger Woods, these stars are demanding hefty endorsement deals

These days, most athletes seem to be business savvy. While others have smartly used the…

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Gift Spending in the Millions for CFP, and College Bowl Games

With the intro of college football playoffs, gifting is at a record high

Gifting is at a record high with the introduction of college football playoff and annual…

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Mo’Ne Davis Continues to Make Profits

She graced the cover of Sports Illustrated in August

Back in August, the sports world was certainly delighted to read crowded headlines featuring a…

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Black Enterprise and Jesse Jackson Join Forces with the Wall Street Project

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s vision of combining justice and economics is the goal

Black Enterprise and Jesse Jackson work to push Martin Luther King, Jr.’s vision of combining…

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Is Peyton Manning Interested In Buying The Tennessee Titans?!

The legendary QB is possibly planning big moves off the field

The sports world will mourn when Peyton Manning finally decides to hang up his cleats…

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Mariah Carey and Charlie Wilson to Headline Jamaica Jazz and Blues 2015

The event welcomes over 30,000 fan-goers each year

As you’re planning your 2015 travel, Jamaica should be on the radar. At the top…

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Travel Elite: African American Tourism CMO Has BIG Plans for Dallas

Noelle LeVeaux proves just how career driven she is

Sophisticated. Poised. Respected.
What do these words signify? They are just a few words to describe…

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Jay Z And Beyoncé Sued For ‘Drunk In Love’ Sample By Mitsou

Hungarian singer Mitsou is asking for unspecified damages

It seems that the litigations never stop when you’re an award-winning artist. Even worse when…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Award-Winning Matchmaker and Author, Paul C. Brunson, Brings His Life Story to the Big Screen

DeVon Franklin and Columbia Pictures to assist Brunson with life story film

Matchmaker, author and entrepreneur, Paul C. Brunson, to bring his life story to the big…

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Congress Denies Army National Guard From NASCAR Sponsorship Funds

A Senate investigation alleges wrongdoing and misappropriation

From 2011 to 2013, the Army National Guard’s sponsorship of NASCAR racing motorsports has totaled…

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Exploring The Life and Legacy of Nelson Mandela in South Africa

His life and legacy is an integral part of any visit to his homeland

A little over a year following his death, the world still is grieving over the…

By Kimberly Wilson

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Beyonce Releases Personal Video Where She Reflects on 2014 Achievements

She broke the Internet with no publicity

She’s the real celebrity who broke the Internet with her no-publicity, self-titled album, last December.…

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Oprah Winfrey On Ferguson And Eric Garner: “People Are Awake!”

The OWN Network CEO shares her thoughts at 'Selma' world premiere

At New York City’s Zigfeld Theatre, the cast and crew of Ava DuVernay’s Selma came…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Former NBA Players Who Are Now Sports Commentators

A retired professional basketball career hasn’t slowed down these past players

We’ve watched them dunk, do impressive basketball moves and win NBA championships.  After their ring-winning…

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[REVIEW] Ava DuVernay’s ‘Selma’ Is Timely, Engaging And A Must See

One of 2014's best films is beautiful, poignant and necessary

Beautifully poignant, Ava Duvernay’s ‘Selma’ is one of 2014′s best films.

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Decoded: What’s Your Favorite Holiday Film?

Here are seven classics that earned the most and least at the box office

Here are seven classic holiday films with black casts that earned the most and the…

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African Twin Designers Talk Business and Reveal New Collection

Twin designers talk career and show off new collection

You probably recognize Chantelle and Danielle from our BE Holiday Gift Guide: Part One. The identical…

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Top 6 Destinations That Will Change Your Life

Whether you crave adventure or luxury, check out these hotspots

When is the last time you did something for the first time?
Whether you crave adventure,…

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Explore African-American Culture During Miami Heritage Month

Miami is much more than South Beach and ultra chic hotspots

Unknown to many, Miami is much more than South Beach, Wet Willie’s and unrivaled ultra…

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These Men Spent 27 Years in Prison for a Crime They Did Not Commit

The two brothers and childhood friend are finally exonerated

In 1975, three young men were wrongfully convicted of the murder of a Cleveland salesman…

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Wilt Chamberlain: First NBA Player to Grace Postage Stamp

The basketball legend was immortalized on a United States stamp on Dec. 5

The movement started with a seven-word headline: “Postal Service Should Put Wilt on Stamp.” Donald…

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The Highest-Paid Black Athletes

Here are the top 10 superstars racking in the most money this year

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The Forbes 2014 World’s Highest-Paid Athletes list named the 100 athletes raking in the…

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Oprah Announces Month-Long Celebration to Honor Civil Rights Legends

Throughout January, exclusive programming will feature the legends

Earlier today, the Oprah Winfrey Network announced that as January approaches, there will be continual…

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DeVon Franklin Talks ‘Annie’ Remake, Social Activism and Hollywood’s Role in Shaping Perception

Film producer opens up about his new project and desire to bring meaningful content to Hollywood

Film producer DeVon Franklin talks new “Annie” film, careers, Hollywood’s role in social activism and…

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Oprah Airs Michael Sam Documentary Christmas Weekend

Show follows first openly gay football player drafted into the NFL and later cut from the league

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Michael Sam, who made history when he became the first openly gay football player…

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DeVon Franklin, CEO Tammy Williams and More to Appear on Our World

Hosts Paul Brunson and Patricia Cesaire get insights from today's leading executives and entrepreneurs

Columbia Pictures executive, DeVon Franklin, CEO Tammy Williams and more to appear on this weekend’s…

By Courtney Connley

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Jay Z Meets with New York Governor to Discuss Criminal Justice Reform

Leaders meet to discuss social issues and legislative reform

Jay Z and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo meet to discuss changes that need to…

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Chris Rock: Kanye West Album Better Than ‘Thriller’

Chris Rock lauds rapper's 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy' over pop classic

While doing the press rounds for his latest movie, ‘Top Five,’ Chris Rock admits that…

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Sony Pictures Involved in Leaked Email Scandal

Execs under scrutiny after comments about President Obama and Kevin Hart

Sony Pictures facing scandal as emails are leaked involving President Obama and comedian Kevin Hart.

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Ava DuVernay Is Golden Globes’ First Black Female Director Nominee

Could she become the first black female director to be nominated for an Oscar?

The popular ‘Selma’ filmmaker, Ava DuVernay, earned the distinction of being the first black female…

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Kendrick Lamar Partners With Reebok In New Deal

Sportswear brand will release capsule collection by the TDE rapper in June 2015

Reebok has signed 27-year-old Kendrick Lamar to an exclusive deal. The Top Dawg Entertainment rapper…

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Cuba Gooding Jr. to Play O.J. Simpson In ‘American Crime Story’

Created by Glee's Ryan Murphy, show first of several in a series

The life and times of O.J. Simpson returns to the small screen as Ryan Murphy…

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Roc Nation Sports Partners with Fox Sports for ‘Throne Boxing’ Event

First card to happen Jan. 9 at Madison Square Garden

Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports will deliver ‘Throne Boxing’ to the world via their deal…

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5 Ways to Market Your Business for the Holiday Season

8 Ways To Shop For Gifts That Give Back

Sometimes, the best gifts are those that pay it forward to someone in need.

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NFL Maintains Strong Viewership Among Female Demographic

Despite early-season incidents, record numbers of women are still watching NFL games.

Despite issues of domestic violence and child abuse, female viewership of NFL games strong.

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Black Enterprise and Film Life Inc. Join to Form ABFF Ventures

Partnership set to expand resources and platform for black filmmakers and actors

ABFF Ventures is the new equity partnership between Black Enterprise and Film Life, Inc.

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Tika Sumpter to Play Michelle Obama in Obama Romance Film

The search continues for the perfect on-screen President Obama

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama’s love story to be chronicled on the…

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The Best Super Bowl Halftime Performances

A list of the leading shows at the championship games

Be honest. Some of us only tune in to Super Bowl Sunday just for the…

By Jenisha Watts

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On the weekend of Dec. 6, Oprah Winfrey hosted the “Celebrating Selma & The Legends Who Paved The Way” festival of events in Santa Barbara, California. The event was held to honor the upcoming film Selma and to celebrate the lives of iconic civil rights heroes who fought in the civil rights movement and those from the entertainment and arts industry who contributed to African American history.

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Oprah Hosts ‘Celebrating Selma’ and the Civil Rights Leaders Who Paved the Way

Event brought together activists and Hollywood heavyweights

Oprah Winfrey hosted ‘Celebrating Selma & The Legends Who Paved The Way,’ an event which…

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John Legend Hires Food Trucks For New York Protesters

Backed by his wife, the two help feed protesters in NYC

Ohio native and Grammy award singer, John Legend, along with his wife, hired food trucks…

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POLL: Do You Think Athlete Protests Should Be Fined?

From Derrick Rose to Reggie Bush, athletes are taking a stand

From Derrick Rose to Davin Joseph, athlete protests are trending as temperatures rise on the…

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Alia Atkinson Becomes First Black Women To Win FINA World Swimming Title

She also claimed a world record in the process

Alia Atkinson, 25, set a world record and claimed gold at the 2014 FINA World…

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NBA Legend Dr. J Erving Details His New Partnership

The NBA star talks about joining up with Anthem Media Group

Dr. “J” Julius Erving sat down with The Shadow League Sports Talk and shared information…

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Hear From the Pros: Managing Work and Life on the Go

Tips on how balance fitness, work duties and parenthood

Need advice on managing your work and life on the go? These professionals provide advice…

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Cheers to Holiday Party Etiquette

Take heed to these tips to ensure you have a great time without losing your job

These office party nuances can have lasting impact long after the holidays are over.

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3 Tips for Staying Healthy During the Holidays

You can avoid cheating on her health plan with these tech tools

Before you attend a work-related dinner or holiday party, try these apps to stay on…

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NeNe Leakes, Egypt Sherrod and More on Our World with Black Enterprise

Hosts Paul Brunson and Patricia Cesaire get insights from today's leading entrepreneurs

NeNe Leakes, Egypt Sherrod and more to appear on this weekend’s new episode of Our…

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NFL Player Darnell Dockett Posts Questionable Photo Of Malia Obama

Was the Arizona Cardinals player right or wrong?

Arizona Cardinals defensive end Darnell Dockett posted a questionable image of President Obama’s daughter, Malia,…

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Happy Born Day Jigga: Twitter Celebrates Jay Z’s 45th Birthday

Throw your diamonds up in the sky!

Shawn Carter, better known around the world as Jay Z, turns 45 today. Twitter and…

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Kenny ‘The Jet’ Smith Defends Ferguson In Open Letter To Charles Barkley

The former Houston Rocket has strong words for the sportscaster

With Ferguson such a hot topic, Kenny “The Jet” Smith has taken Charles Barkley to…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Viral Genius: The 12 Most Hilarious Vine Videos From King Bach

Get familiar with the undisputed king of Vine

King Bach, the viral genius and undisputed king of Vine, has captivated the world with…

By Kevin L. Clark

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NFL Player Andre Johnson Buys More Than $16,000 Worth of Toys for Local Kids

Johnson provides early Christmas gifts to underprivileged kids

Houston Texans player Andre Johnson buys more than $16,000 worth of toys for local kids…

By Courtney Connley

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Tiger Woods Inks Biggest Contract Deal in Five Years

The golf star has signed a deal with Hero MotoCorp

Tiger Woods signed a contact with Hero MotoCorp on Dec. 3. Above the golf star…

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Lil Wayne Via Twitter: “I Want Off Cash Money!”

'I am a prisoner and so is my creativity,' the Young Money rapper says

The Young Money CEO, Lil Wayne, wants off his home label Cash Money Records. He…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Aretha Franklin set to receive the first-ever Billboard Women in Music Icon award on Dec. 12.

Aretha Franklin Set to be Honored With Billboard’s First-Ever Icon Award

Aretha Franklin is set to receive Billboard’s first-ever icon award on Dec. 12.

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College Athletes Protest in Honor of Ferguson and Eric Garner

Knox College athlete Ariyana Smith and University of Maryland athlete Deon Long's protest spark social media debate

Knox College basketball player Ariyana Smith and University of Maryland football player Deon Long make…

By Courtney Connley

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Tonya Lewis Lee, Sheryl Lee Ralph and More on Women of Power TV

All-new episode of female empowerment and inspiration to air this weekend

Tonya Lewis Lee, Sheryl Lee Ralph and more to appear on a new episode of…

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Women of Power Summit: Social Media 101 for Senior Professionals

Social media isn’t just a playground for millennials. Check out tips from Angela Pitter, a…

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Women of Power Summit: Children’s Education Takes Center Stage

Black Enterprise’s Women of Power Summit brings child education to the forefront with Jhan Doughty…

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