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BE Modern Man: Meet U.S. Army Veteran and Motivational Speaker Archie Nettles

“No longer will [the BE Modern Man] be able to stand by and react. He…

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Hollywood Hitmaker Mara Brock Akil, S. Epatha Merkerson and More to Appear on Women of Power TV

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

Hollywood writer and producer Mara Brock Akil and actress S. Epatha Merkerson featured on Women…

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The Best Places to Visit in 2015

TripAdvisor's top-25 travel destinations

Trip Advisor’s 2015 Top 25 Travel Destinations

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Sheryl Underwood’s Tips for Success in Comedy and Business

Strategies for getting ahead, on and off the stage

Sheryl Underwood offers several strategies for getting ahead, on and off the stage.

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NFL Fans Supporting Their Teams Through Crowdfunding

The extent that fans will go to support the success of their favorite teams and players has reached a new level

NFL fans are willing to part with additional money in support of their favorite teams…

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Ylleya Fields Talks Becoming an Author and How She Created Princess Cupcake Jones

How a search for identity became a children's book series

How Ylleya Fields search for identity became children’s book series, Princess Cupcake Jones.

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4 Summer Must-Reads

Get inspired while you beat the summer heat

Get inspired while you beat the summer heat with this summer empowerment reading list.

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50 Cent’s SMS Promotions Is On The Ropes

The rap mogul's boxing promotion company filed bankruptcy on Monday

“under the direction of Mr. Jackson, SMS Promotions looks forward to reorganizing as a new…

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Artist Launches ‘The Mugshot Series’ to Reverse Stereotypes of Black Men

Artist EJ Brown creates 'The Mugshot Series' a photo project to reverse stereotypes of black men

Artist EJ Brown creates ‘The Mugshot Series’ a photo project to reverse stereotypes of black…

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[WATCH] Black and Sexy TV’s ‘The Couple’ in Development with HBO

Fans can watch Black and Sexy TV programming through premium subscription service

Fans can watch HBO and Black and Sexy TV programming through premium subscription service.

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Miss Nigeria USA Crowns 2015 Queen

Frances Udukwu announced winner of the annual beauty pageant

Miss Frances Udukwu announced winner of the annual Miss Nigeria USA beauty pageant May 23,…

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Diversifying Your Palate: New York African Restaurant Week Expanding Platform for Restaurateurs of Color

Founder Akin Akinsanya and team expanding exposure for chefs of the diaspora

Akin Akinsanya put his own spin on Restaurant Week, providing restaurateurs of African descent the…

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NCAA Honors Student Athletes Hard Work In Class

The NCAA honored the best performing teams in the classroom

289 schools had at least one team on the list, which represents an increase of…

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Ray Rice’s Domestic Violence Case Has Been Dismissed

The reinstated former Baltimore Ravens running back is free of his domestic violence charges, but still without a team for next season

Rice has been free to sign with a team since his reinstatement but so far…

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[SURVEY] NBA Spends The Most On Athletes On Average

Recently released survey highlights which major sports, leagues, and teams are spending the most

ESPN offered a peek at one of the charts in their analytic arsenal – the…

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[WATCH] FLOTUS Michelle Obama Shares Her Intense Workout

First Lady responds to husband, Barak Obama's #GemmeFive Challenge

First Lady Michelle Obama responds to President Obama’s #GemmeFive Challenge on Twitter.

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4 Vital Tips on Cancer Prevention

Dr. Tia D. Olds details ways to live healthy

Dr. Tia D. Olds shares some facts and tips about cancer as well as preventive…

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Meet Johnny Wright Celebrity Hairstylist To Michelle Obama

Stylist talks how he maintains the First Lady's signature look

Celebrity stylist, Johnny Wright talks how he maintains the first lady’s signature look and his…

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NFL Owners Approve New Rule and Patriots Won’t Appeal Punishment

After the meeting, New England team moves away from Deflategate

Kraft and the Patriots dropped their appeal of the league’s punishment, but reigning Super Bowl…

By Michael Tolbert

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Minnesota Timberwolves Hit The Jackpot

Armed with the #1 pick in the 2015 draft, things are looking up for the team and their fans

Last night, the Minnesota Timberwolves won the NBA Draft Lottery for the first time in…

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5 Ways Millennial Women Can Promote Healthy Fertility

Having a baby later means maintaining healthy habits now

The Mayo Clinic offers five ways women can increase healthy fertility.

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Sneak Peak: Rihanna Teases ‘Secret Garden’ Dior Campaign

Superstar songstress gives fans a taste of new ads and music

Superstar songstress gives fans a taste of new Dior Ad campaign and a snippet of…

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‘Castle’ Star Tamala Jones Launches Brain Aneurysm Survivor Model Search

Actress has teamed up with hatmaker Canada Bliss for a project that hits close to home

Actress Tamala Jones has teamed up with luxury hat maker, Canada Bliss, for a project…

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5 Fitness Items to Upgrade Your Summer Gym Bag

Step up your fitness game with new items showcased at She's Fit, She's Beautiful event

These five items, showcased at this year’s She’s Fit, She’s Beautiful event, will help you…

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Tika Sumpter Talks Her Role in Biopic ‘Bessie’

Actress reveals experience playing bisexual lover to 'Empress of Blues'

Actress, Tika Sumpters reveals what it was like playing bisexual lover to roaring 20′s Empress…

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Story of a Survivor: How ‘Love in the City’ Star Bershan Shaw Turned Pain Into Purpose

A cancer survivor, this motivating professional gives steps to overcome crisis

Author and motivational speaker details strategies on turning pain into purpose using the L.I.F.T. model.

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Russell Westbrook Spending Spring In Barneys New York

The NBA All Star releases his second collection in his collaboration with Barneys New York just in time for summer

Explore Russell Westbrook’s second output from his collaboration with Barneys New York, titled Westbrook XO.

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Leaked Details On The 2015-2016 NBA Uniforms

An Adidas catalog surfaces online providing details on next seasons NBA apparel

Details of next year’s NBA uniforms surface, including a redesigned “Drake” alternate jersey.

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‘Orange is the New Black’ Star Danielle Brooks Shares Suicide Struggle

After battling self acceptance, she tells how she discovered self-love

After battling self acceptance, Danielle Brooks details how she discovered self-love.

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Boosting Income: Darius Williams Talks Cooking Up Brand Expansion and Audience Engagement

Cookbook author, comedian and foodie details his strategy for success

Online culinary sensation Darius Williams dishes about his journey and latest cookbook, Stories From My…

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US-Africa Synergy to Host Third Annual Cultural Evening

The May 30 event will celebrate the beauty and diversity of the continent

The US-Africa Synergy is hosting its Third Annual Cultural Evening, a night to celebrate the…

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Scandal's Shonda Rhimes signs 4 year contract extension with ABC

Shonda Rhimes Introduces New ABC Drama ‘The Catch’

The super-producer pens yet another female lead to keep fans guessing

Shonda Rhimes introduces new ABC show, “The Catch” with yet another powerful female lead.

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Roc Nation Sports and BET Are Stepping Into The Ring

These two companies are teaming up to change the boxing experience

“It’s more than just boxing, it’s more than a sporting event, and that’s why we…

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Tia Mowry-Hardrict New Business Move Lands Her a Cooking Show

Mowry take on culinary and talks cooking quick heathy meals from her home kitchen

Tia Mowry talks cooking quick healthy meals from her home kitchen on new Cooking Channel…

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Monty Williams Is Out In New Orleans

The team informed him, and the press, today

Starting with the team in 2010, Williams recently finished his fifth season as head coach,…

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[WATCH] Singer Amerie Offers Her Version of ‘Extraordinary Means’

Songstress reveals some of her favorite books and other interesting insights via Youtube

Songstress Amerie reveals of her favorite books and other interesting insights via viral social media…

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NFL Punishes Tom Brady And New England Patriots

The NFL has ruled on the evidence presented, agent says he will appeal the decision

Tom Brady and the Patriots aren’t happy with the NFL’s decision, and Brady’s agent says…

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Get Familiar With Seattle Seahawks Russell Wilson

The QB has already achieved massive success in the NFL in 3 years and shows no signs of slowing down

“I think you earn respect and earn what you’re worth by the way you present…

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BE Exclusive: Jane Fonda Discusses Raising a Black Daughter

Giving each other life

Mary Luana Williams, nicknamed ‘Lulu,’ never imagined that one day she would call one of…

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[VIDEO] Fit Men Cook Launches Cooking App with Customized Meals and Grocery Shopping List Functionality

The app includes tasty budget friendly meals that are easy to prepare

Kevin Curry, Founder of Fit Men Cook, will launch a cooking app to help people…

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Mayweather v. Pacquiao: The Saga Continues

The drama reached a new high after both fighters left the ring

The drama around the fighters continues in the media this week, picking up right where…

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Black Women’s Health Imperative Launches ‘Lessons From Mom’

In honor of Mother’s Day, share the hashtag on social media

The Black Women’s Health Imperative is launching an online gallery and social media campaign to…

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Janet Cohen Draws Intolerant Parallel with ‘Anne and Emmett’ Play

Award-winning writer creates dialogue to unite and educate people globally

Award-winning writer Janet Cohen shares her play “Anne and Emmett” to educate the masses and…

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Hot 97 Empowers Girls With Ultimate Prom Experience

Laura Stylez & Nessa promote self-confidence and host giveaway contest and makeover

HOT 97’s Laura Stylez & Nessa hosted the wrap-up party for their Ultimate Prom Experience…

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Tom Brady And The New England Patriots Aren’t Playing Fair

Results of investigation state the NFL superstar and team assistants likely participated in deflating game footballs

“More probable than not” Patriots personnel “participated in a deliberate effort to release air from…

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ABFF Winner Christopher Brandt Writes Movie, Set to Premier on TV One

ABFF champion makes his way to the screen

ABFF winner Christopher Brandt’s original script ‘Runaway Island’ finds a home at TV One.

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Star Students: 5 Actors Taught by ABFF Teacher Tasha Smith

The ABFF Master Class teacher has quite the resume

At the American Black Film Festival in New York City, June 11-14, actress Tasha Smith…

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LeSean Mccoy Claims Eagles Coach Got Rid of ‘The Good Black Players’

The RB shares his thoughts on how it all went down

“To be honest, I didn’t want to come. I really didn’t. I was so angry…

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Fashion Sense to Cents: RHOA Marlo Hampton and ‘The Art of Style’

The reality star finds a business angle in all her fierceness

Former RHOA star Marlo Hampton kicks off a fashion experience and a new tier to…

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[VIDEO] Chrisette Michele Behind the Scenes in Studio for New Album

The songstress talks Baltimore Riots, art and more

Songstress, Chrisette Michele talks Baltimore Riots, art and new album in YouTube video.

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Black Viewers Bolster NBA Playoff Ratings

People of color are tuning into the game in large numbers

The NBA, airing 11 games for the week, drew in 15.2 million total viewers, compared…

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African American Mothers’ Health at Risk During Pregnancy

Study finds U.S. ranks last among developed nations

Study finds U.S. ranks last in mothers’ health among developed nations with African American mothers…

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McDonald’s to Sell More Franchises, Tests Food Delivery Service

Our ABFF partner gets down to business in new model

McDonald’s is undergoing a business makeover to cut costs.

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Bryan Burwell To Be Honored With 2015 NABJ Legacy Award

Bryan Burwell's legacy as a prolific and talented sports journalist to be honored at the 40th Anniverary NABJ National Convention

His work has previously been recognized by The Associated Press Sports Editors, who named Burwell…

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Working with the Champs: SubZero Recovery CEO David Levi Talks Mayweather and Cryotherapy

David Levi gives details on post training for the boxer and the lure of sci-fi fitness

Champion Floyd Mayweather made visits to SubZero Recovery to immerse himself into a tank of…

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[VIDEO] Lauryn Hill Dedicates Song to Nigeria After Missed Performance

Award winning songstress apologizes and sings 'Doo Wop That Thing'

Award winning songstress, Lauryn Hill, apologizes to Nigeria after missed performance and dedicates “Doo Wop…

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Congressional Candidate Marianne Williamson Press Event

Kim Kardashian West Explores Mental Health and Social Media on New HLN Show

Reality star joins experts to turn attention to a growing issue

Executive Producer Kardashian West joined forces with the producers of Dr. Drew Pinsky’s HLN hit…

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[VIDEO] Keke Palmer Empowers Young Girls to Stay Fit

Actress partners with Playtex to encourage girls to keep moving and stay confident

The multitalented actress, Keke Palmer partners with Playtex to encourage girls to keep moving and…

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Lupita Nyong’o Now Among Star Wars Leading Ladies

A quick look at the leading lady's Star Wars character, and five other worthy women of the galaxy

Lupita Nyong’o is to play a motion-capture character, Maz Kanata in the new Star Wars:…

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Debbie Morgan Talks Trading Fear for Fearlessness in New Memoir

The actress reveals her journey, laced with abuse, fear, triumph, and joy

Actress Debbie Morgan to release memoir May 2015, revealing triumphs, bouts with abuse, and fear.…

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[Recap] BE Women of Power Summit ‘Moving From Pain to Power’

Dr. Brenna Lindsay discuss the ins and outs of her Women of Power empowerment session

In case you missed it, Dr. Brenna Lindsay recaps her, Women of Power “Enough is…

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Money Decoded: The Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao bout set to break all of boxing's financial records

This weekend’s bout between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao is poised to rake in more…

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Mayweather or Pacquiao? Celebrities Weigh In

Everyone in Hollywood has an opinion on who's going to win the fight

When you have two great fighters squaring off, everyone has a favorite – here are…

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Calling All Screenwriters: UP and ABFF Series Competition

Scriptwriters have a chance to meet with network executives

UP network and American Black Film Festival present a series competition for screenwriters.

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Kitchen Surfing Personal Chefs May Balance Work, Life, and Healthy Eating

Catering website makes it affordable and easy to have your own cook any night of the week

Kitchen Surfing is a catering website that makes it affordable and easy to bring a…

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#BmoreFriday: Baltimore Businesses Use Social Media to Pick Up the Pieces in Aftermath of Riots

Organizations and entrepreneurs promoting hashtag to boost foot traffic and customers

Baltimore businesses are still dealing with the aftermath of riots and a curfew, but have…

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Miss Nigeria USA 2015: Empowering Women Through Culture and Class

The annual pageant is set to take place in New York City

The Annual Miss Nigeria USA Pageant to take place at renowned Alvin Ailey Theater in…

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Classical Theater of Harlem Celebrates 15th Anniversary

Renowned institution commemorates diversity, art and community

Classical Theater of Harlem celebrates 15 years of diversity and art in the community.

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Bounce But Don’t Break: How to Own and Overcome a Crisis

Renee Hornbuckle, CEO of Insight Development Strategists, shares her story and tips to triumph

Renee Hornbuckle CEO of Insight Development Strategists shares experiential wisdom in confronting, managing and overcoming…

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Our World With Black Enterprise Goes Behind the Careers of the Auto Industry’s Leading CEOs

Viewers also get insight on the hottest cars driving off the manufacturing lines this year

Our World with Black Enterprise sits down with some of the leading executives in today’s…

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Mayweather v. Pacquiao: All Aboard The Money Train

When the duo step into the ring on Saturday, the world will be watching history unfold

Beyond jockeying for position, battling for a title, and solidifying legacies – there’s a lot…

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Denim Day: Fashionably United Against Sexual Assault

Yesterday, supporters wore denim in anti domestic violence solidarity

Wednesday, April 29, 2015, was #Denim Day, an annual campaign organized to encourage people to…

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UFC Fighter Jon Jones Stripped of His Title, Suspended Indefinitely

Things have gone from bad to worse for the former champion

Things have gone from bad to worse for former UFC champion Jon Jones.

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PGA Legend Calvin Peete Dies

The superstar was one of the most accurate and most successful golfers in history

A 12 time PGA winner, Calvin Peete died this morning, at the age of 71.

By Michael Tolbert

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Supporting Mayweather vs Pacquiao May Support Domestic Violence

The superstar's past may cost him fans support

Mayweather’s violent history making some not want to support upcoming fight.

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Celebrate International Dance Day: Top 4 Dance Scenes in Movies

A look back at some of the best dance scenes in film and video

Each year on April 29, millions of people celebrate dancers around the world for International…

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Young Black Globetrotters Plan Volunteer Trip to Nepal

Despite devastating earthquake, founders of I Luv 2 Globetrot plan volunteer trip to Nepal

Despite devastating earthquake, young black globetrotters and founders of “I Luv 2 Globetrot” plan volunteer…

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NBA Set for First Exhibition Game in Africa

August event being held as part of league's ongoing Basketball Without Borders initiative

Solidifying it’s global presence, the NBA will play an exhibition game in Johannesburg, South Africa…

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Lights, Camera, Action: 5 Apps for Aspiring Actors

Polish your star with these helpful resources

Film Life and Black Enterprise are teaming up to present the 19th Annual American Black…

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6 Female All-Stars from American Black Film Festival

These ABFF ladies work it on camera and behind the scenes

We highlight six women who’ve shared their film talents at American Black Film Festival.

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Loving the Skin You’re In: ‘We’re Pretty Period’

Dr. Yaba Blay's movement provides a colorful look at the complexities of completion

Dr. Yaba Blay’s Pretty Period, provides a colorful look at the complexits of completion.

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10 Travel Channel Shows to Add to Your TV Lineup

Travel Channel announces additions to 2015 programming slate

New Travel Channel shows explore the rainforests of Ecuador, culture in Siberia, and includes some…

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MO’NIQUE

Long before she became an Oscar winner for her visceral performance in Precious, the Maryland native’s claim to fame was a raunchy standup act, in which she praised her pleasantly plump supporters and blasted “skinny bitches.” In fact, her outspoken, big-is-beautiful campaign spawned a full figure clothing line, a New York Times bestseller, Skinny Women are Evil, a lead role in the film Phat Girlz and a $13 million fortune. But these days, the funny girl, whose self-titled talk show was put on indefinite hiatus last July, is singing a different tune. Mo’Nique is currently using her free time to get it in at the gym—even tweeting motivational words with pictures and videos of her workouts as she fights to reach her 180-pound goal weight.

Mo’Nique Opens Up About ‘BlackBird’ And Lee Daniels Controvery

After a long hiatus, the AcademyAward winning actress is back on the big screen

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Oscar-winning actress Mo’Nique hasn’t appeared in a film since her debut in Lee Daniels’…

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Career Fitness: Baby Weight Loss Equals Entrepreneurial Gain

Jonese Holloway, owner of Johnnie Boi Fitness, talks transition from stay-at-home mom to fitness trainer

Jonese Holloway, owner of Johnnie Boi Fitness, talks her career change and fitness boutique.

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The NBA Is Hosting A Camp In Cuba

The NBA becomes the first U.S. sports league to visit Cuba since Obama restored relations

“…our game is an inclusive, easy-to-understand sport that has brought people together. We think this…

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Power Women: Five Ways to Sneak in Your Fitness While at Work

Here is how to get up, get out, and work in your fitness

Five ways power women can sneak in their daily fitness while at work.

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5 Fabulous Destinations for Solo Travelers

Afraid to travel alone? These hot spots for singles will get you going

Choosing a destination with activities to keep you busy, is easy to navigate and safe…

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Ava DuVernay Part of Barbie’s ‘Shero’ Edition

'Selma' director honored with one-of-a-kind custom doll

‘Selma’ director Ave DuVernay was honored with a custom Barbie in her likeness.

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QuestLove, Comedian Hannibal Buress and The Gates Foundation Among Winners at Shorty Awards

Who's who in social media, from entertainment to philanthropy, honored

On April 20, the Shorty Awards had a celebrity-packed event honoring best of the best…

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Fashion Designer Talks Juggling a Successful Small Business and Working Full-time Job

Malacia Anderson, Founder of Li’s Li's Creations explains how she manages full time job and client demands

Fashion Designer, Malacia Anderson, owner of Li’s Li’s Creations explains how she manages full…

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Antony Resler and Grant Hill Bought the Atlanta Hawks for $850 Million

A team led by Antony Ressler and Grant Hill are the new owners of the Atlanta Hawks.

“This is a guy who has done his due diligence and is coming in with…

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Our World with Black Enterprise Takes Us Behind the Scenes of the Nation’s Two Largest Auto Shows

Hosts Paul C. Brunson and Patricia Cesaire talk to the leaders of today's auto industry

Our World takes us behind the scenes of the North American International Auto Show and…

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Yes We Camp: 5 Cool Fishing, Hiking and Nature Groups for African Americans

National Park Week begins April 18

National Park Week is from April 18-26. To celebrate you can join several nature groups…

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[VIDEO] Alice Barker, 102, Reacts to Watching Her Younger Self Perform

Woman's reaction as she relives her rhythmic onstage appearance, is heartwarming

Alice Barker, 102, watched herself perform on film for the first time and it’s amazing…

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Are Black People Simply Trending on Television?

Patina Miller talks acting, race and the people of color TV trend

Patina Miller gives her perspective on people of color trending on television.

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4 Romantically Eco Friendly ‘Earth Day’ Dates

Contribute to earth conservation by keeping your love green and eco friendly

Here are four ways to have an eco friendly date night.

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Breast Cancer Cases to Increase by 50% by 2030

The US Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening mammography

Researchers at the National Cancer Institute, recently reported breast cancer diagnoses in the U.S. will…

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Toronto Raptors GM Masai Ujiri Puts His Money Where His Mouth Is

Ujiri makes waves again with choice language for Paul Pierce

Drake – who’s also seen the wrath of the league office, has the final word…

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Where Are They Now? Casualties of the NBA’s Amnesty Clause

Fox Sports recently declared they have reached ‘the end of the NBA amnesty era’

Generally, the ‘amnesty clause’ was viewed by most as an opportunity to dump all those…

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10 Questions to Ask Before Renting a Vacation Home

Vacation homes offer several benefits over staying at a hotel

Before renting a vacation home, there are several questions you should ask before submitting payment.…

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Adventure Seeker: How Nomadness Tribe’s Evita Robinson Launched Global Travel Movement

You too can turn a spark of passion into a feasible, fulfilling enterprise

Evita Robinson was able to take what was once a personal platform to document her…

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Lane Bryant Redefines Sexy with ‘I’m No Angel’ Campaign

Plus size clothing company promotes body diversity though #ImNoAngel promo

Lane Bryant redefines sexy with new #ImNoAngel advertising campaign promo.

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Research: More Educated Black Women Going Childless

Childless rates up for educated women of color

Educated black women going childless according to Pew Research study.

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Four Ways Cannabis May Benefit Women

Cannabis may benefit the #GirlBoss in a few major ways

Cannabis may benefit the #GirlBoss in a few major ways.

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Director Nelson George Brings African American Ballerina Movie to Tribeca Film Festival

Director talks discovering the story of soloist Misty Copeland

African American Ballerina Misty Copeland Documentary Debut at Tribeca Film Festival in New York City.…

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Fat Joe, Boyz II Men and Vernice Armour Take Over Our World with Black Enterprise

Hosts Paul C. Brunson and Patricia Cesaire talk life and careers with today's leading entrepreneurs

Fat Joe, Boyz II Men, Vernice Armour and more to appear on an all new…

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Adrian Peterson Has Returned to the Minnesota Vikings

The NFL announced yesterday that the running back is officially ‘reinstated'

For now, Adrian Peterson is a member of the Minnesota Vikings again.

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New York Travel Festival Focuses on African Americans and Travelers with Disabilities

If you're passionate about travel, this festival should not be missed

If you’re passionate about travel and will be in the NYC area this weekend, the…

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Do You Have One of The World’s Most Powerful Passports?

Depending on what country's passport you're carrying, determines your level of global mobility

Depending on what country’s passport you’re carrying, determines your level of global mobility.

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More Success More Problems: Power Women Prone to Higher Stress

Reports show women are 11% more stressed than male counterpart

Professional women are 11% more likely to have stress disorders than professional men.

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Roc Nation Sports Signs Tennis Prodigy Frances Tiafoe

Frances Tiafoe becomes first tennis player on Roc Nation Sports

Now as a recently turned pro, Tiafoe, Jay-Z, and everyone at Roc Nation Sports is…

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Health is Wealth: 5 Deadly Health Issues for African Americans

Blacks face alarming differences compared to all other racial and ethnic groups

African Americans face-alarming differences in health issues compared to all other racial and ethnic groups.

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4 Books to Help Black Women Deal with Depression

Every day millions of people struggle silently with mental health

The myths that surround depression and other mental health issues within the African American community…

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Women on Film: 5 Black Actresses Running It in Hollywood

These stars have officially taken over your TV

These black actresses have taken over major cable networks with their hit series.

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NBA Player Thabo Sefolosha Blames NYPD For Season-Ending Injury

The situation is murky but what's clear is that Thabo Sefolosha is done for the season

Video footage shows NYPD wrestling Thabo Sefolosha to the ground, but the circumstances leading up…

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Wine List: 5 Must-Visit Wineries to Visit This Spring

Here is a round up of some of the top places visit this spring

Considering spring season brings fairly comfortable temperatures around the region, here’s a look at some…

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Princeton University Launches Lecture Series on Sports, Race and Society

Industry leaders discuss political expression and activism in the NBA

NBA commissioner, Knicks GM and ESPN Analyst talk political expression and activism in the NBA…

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2015 Shorty Awards to Honor Best of the Best of Social Media

Wyclef Jean among presenters highlighting Web stars in NYC April 20

The 2015 Shorty Awards hit the Times Center in New York City April 20, honoring…

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Lebron James’ Cavaliers Jersey Ranks #1 in NBA

How Lebron James' bestselling jersey contributes to his financial empire

Lebron James’ bestselling jersey is at the center of his financial empire.

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Toni Morrison Releases New Novel ‘God Help the Child’

Toni Morrison reveals, 'I know how to write forever'

“God Help the Child” by Toni Morrison was released.

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MLB’s Annual Civil Right’s Game To Air On ‘Jackie Robinson Day’

MLB honors Civil Rights Movement and Jackie Robinson

MLB honors the legacies of the Civil Rights Movement and Jackie Robinson’s contributions to baseball…

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Hot Film Festivals Around the World

With ABFF set for June, the timing is right to take a glance at some other upcoming festivals

With ABFF coming to New York the timing couldn’t be better to take a look…

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Harlem’s Fashion Row and McDonald’s Launch Student Fashion Design Competition

One lucky designer will showcase limited-edition work during New York Fashion Week

Harlem’s Fashion Row University and McDonald’s is offering the chance of a lifetime exclusively to…

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5 Apps to Help You Travel Like a Local

The go to places that locals go is a great way to discover the heart of a city

Nowadays vacationers and travel enthusiasts are avoiding touristy hot spots to experience city culture from…

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Kevin Hart Wins MTV Comedic Genius Award

Comedian brought his two children onto the stage with him

Last night, Kevin Hart won the MTV Comedic Genius Award. The actor brought his children…

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Speaking of Coachella: 3 More Events You Don’t Want to Miss

Network and party at these upcoming events

All the Coachella talk reminds us of three more good-time events you don’t want to…

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John Legend Launches ‘FREE AMERICA’: Campaign to Help End Mass Incarceration

The Academy Award-winning singer is committed to improving civil rights

John Legend has launched his new campaign FREE AMERICA, to help end mass incarceration across…

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World’s 6 Best Shopping Cities

If you don’t mind taking a road trip or hopping on a plane to do…

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Taraji P. Henson: Cookie Lyon Meets Cookie Monster, Announces Memoir

Cookie keeps it real on Sesame Street

American Black Film Festival ambassador Taraji P. Henson stops by Sesame Street and confirms a…

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What NY Giant’s Tom Coughlin Knows About Millennials That Many Managers Don’t

New study findings help coach better understand his team

Key findings have been released onj millennials via a study that New York Giants head…

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Dionne Warwick and Daughter-in-Law Luana Elliott Launch Activewear Line

Get beach-ready in fitness gear from the icon and expert trainer duo

Dionne Warwick and daughter-in-law Luana Elliott merge fashion and fitness with Healthy Gal active wear.

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Before Diddy: 5 Ways Quincy Jones Was an Early Music Industry Disrupter

A look at the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit Trailblazer Award honoree's innovations

Here are seven facts you may or may not have known about our Entrepreneurs Summit…

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My Black is Beautiful: Tatyana Ali and Patrice Yursik Imagine a Future

The actress and blogger aim to empower 1 million girls

Tatyana Ali and Patrice Yursik talk their partnership with My Black is Beautiful’s latest campaign,…

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4 Awesome Health Apps Designed Exclusively for Women

These will help you take a top priority into your own hands, quickly and easily

Startups see no boundaries when it comes to designing apps, which address health issues…

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Taraji P. Henson and Jussie Smollett Talk Their ‘Empire’ and Success

The TV mom and son have a real conversation with Black Enterprise

Empire stars Taraji P. Henson and Jussie Smollett talk with Black Enterprise about the show’s…

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Self-Taught Chef Turns Passion into Profit with Exclusive Dining Experiences

Omar Walters talks monetizing passion for success

When it comes to monetizing your passion there are many paths to success. For Omar…

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Beauty and Fashion Influencers Join Chrisette Michele for 8 City Social Media Marketing Tour

The event was created for women who believe in positivity

Top Beauty and Fashion Vloggers join Chrisette Michele for an 8 city “women’s empowerment &…

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Washington Wizards in Talks of Creating Training Facility at Howard University

Howard's campus eyed as new home to Washington Wizards

Washington Wizards looking to build training facility on the campus of Howard University.

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5 Male All-Stars from American Black Film Festival

Get to know these ABFF alumni

As we gear up for the American Black Film Festival this year, we remember five…

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Top 5 Blacks in Brewery

Here's a look at some of the best pioneers in the brewing industry

Here’s a look at the top five blacks in brewery, as today is national beer…

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4 Reality Stars Who’ve Worked Their Careers Beyond Reality TV

Some of the most controversial reality stars and their big brands

These reality stars build brands beyond reality tv.

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Five Black Health & Wellness Experts to Follow for World Health Day

Black health experts you can learn tips from

Top black health and wellness experts to follow on social media.

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Beverly Bond Responds to White Girls Rock Hashtag

The DJ defends her movement in a personal essay

After the White Girls Rock controversy, Black Girls Rock founder Beverly Bond responds.

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Top 10 Moments from Black Girls Rock

First Lady Michelle Obama, Tracee Ellis Ross, Janelle Monae, Fantasia, and more

In celebration of women in the areas of entertainment, education, philanthropy, and health, “Black Girls…

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Black Girls Rock: Cicely Tyson and Michelle Obama Wow Audience with Speeches

The First Lady and award-winning actress rock the house

The 2015 Black Girls Rock! awards aired Sunday on BET. The special program was established…

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‘Preachers of Detroit’ Cast Member Talks Ministering Through Reality TV

Bishop Clarence Langston gives insight into taking his journey to the small screen

Bishop Langston discusses his call to ministry and how he is spreading the love of…

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Business Lessons From an Ex-NFL Player Turned CEO

Tony McGee shares leadership lessons from the football field

Tony McGee shares leaderships lessons from the football field that he applies to HNM…

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Black, Male and Gay: ‘Blackbird’ Filmmaker Details Journey to Tell the Untold

Patrik Ian-Polk commits to providing venue for vital dialogue with upcoming film

Patrik Ian-Polk’s insights on how Blackbird began, his passion for providing a venue for black…

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NCAA Says They Are Not Responsible for the Educational Quality of Its Athletes

Association says they do not assume the duty to ensure a quality education

NCAA releases a statement saying they are not responsible for the educational quality of college…

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8 New York City Events to Add To Your Social Calendar

Celebrate the beginning of spring by attending these exciting events

Whether you’re looking for family friendly activities or a girl’s night out, here are a…

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Women of Power: 4 Boss Moves to Get Salary You Deserve

As the pay gap for women and men is highlighted today for Equal Pay Day,…

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10th Women of Power Summit Most Successful of All Time

Last week, Black Enterprise’s 10th Women of Power Summit, hosted by State Farm in Ft.…

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