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New OWN Reality Show Features Family Life of Comedian Flex and ‘90s Pop Singer Shanice

Most people know 90s pop sensation Shanice for her Grammy-nominated hit song, “I Love Your…

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Meet Dariany Santana, Co-Host of Women of Power TV

With the debut set for Oct. 25, female professionals and leaders will be inspired

Model and actress Dariany Santana is one of the hosts of Women of Power TV.…

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Leslie Jones is added to cast of Saturday Night Live

Leslie Jones Joins Saturday Night Live Cast

After having no black female cast members, show now has two

Leslie Jones, who was a writer for the show, Saturday Night Live, has been added…

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Warner Bros. Partners With Reginald Hudlin For ‘Static Shock’ Live-Action Series

Details are incredibly sparse, but we're excited!

Warner Bros. is attempting to be the loud kid in the room, especially after Marvel’s…

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Perri ‘Pebbles’ Reid Files Lawsuit Against Viacom For $40 Million

Suit centers on her portrayal in TLC biopic, 'CrazySexyCool'

Former TLC manager, Perri “Pebbles” Reid, is suing Viacom for their portrayal of her in…

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Latifah to host The Hollywood Film Awards

Queen Latifah to Host The Hollywood Film Awards

Show will be broadcast live from the Hollywood Palladium, Friday, Nov. 14 on CBS

Talk show host, Queen Latifah, is slated to host the inaugural live broadcast show, The…

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Ten Facts about Pam Grier

Women of Power Legacy Award Honoree: 10 Facts About Pam Grier

Check out fun tidbits about this legendary actress and entrepreneur

Black Enterprise is honoring the great Pam Grier with the 2015 Legacy Award at the…

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WATCH: ‘Dear White People’ Advocates For Racial Insurance

Covers everything except the N-word!

With Justin Simien’s Dear White People filling up theaters around the nation, there latest promo…

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Comedian Hannibal Buress Calls Bill Cosby ‘A Rapist’

Was the Comedy Central perform wrong for his joke?!

Funny man Hannibal Buress commands a stage whenever his presence is felt from state to…

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Teddy Pendergrass' wife retains control over his estate

Teddy Pendergrass’ Widow Retains Control Over Estate

Judge rules son's will was fraudulent

The wife of late singer, Teddy Pendergrass, has retained control over his estate after his…

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Jim Jones Launches Vamp Berry

Hip-Hop Entrepreneur Jim Jones to Launch Vamp Berry Soda

Star of Vh1's Chrissy & Mr. Jones starts a new business

Jim Jones, star of Vh1′s Chrissy & Mr. Jones and Dipset rapper, is launching a…

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President Barack Obama’s Credit Card Was Declined

The president revealed that Michelle Obama picked up the check

The 44th President of the United States is widely the most parodied politician the world…

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Judge rules in favor of record labels in suit versus SiriusXM

Judge Rules in Favor of Record Labels in Suit Versus SiriusXM Radio

Radio channel doesn't pay artists for pre-1972 recordings

Judge Mary Strobel has ruled in favor of record labels in its lawsuit versus SiriusXM…

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Pam Grier to be Honored at Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit

Hollywood’s first female action star to receive Legacy Award for her work in film and business

Pam Grier to be honored with the Legacy Award at Black Enterprise’s 2015 Women of…

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Women of Power TV Show Set to Premiere October 25

Nationally syndicated series debuts with Tracee Ellis Ross feature

Black Enterprise’s nationally syndicated Women’s Power show debuts October 25 on TV One.

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WATCH: Chris Rock Lists His Favorite Rappers In ‘Top Five’ Trailer

Is this Chris Rock's best film ever?!

After earning supreme praise from critics whom attended the Toronto International Film Festival, Chris Rock’s…

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Chris Rock and Prince To Appear On SNL After Decades-Long Absence

The two titans set to appear Nov. 1

Prince and Chris Rock are making their enigmatic return to ‘Saturday Night Live’ after 20-plus…

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Alicia Keys Heads Protests for kidnapped Nigerian girls

Alicia Keys Protests for Lost Nigerian Girls

After six months, kidnapped girls are still reported missing

Alicia Keys, citing the fact that she is a mother, holds a protest to bring…

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Chris Brown has 7 Soul Train nominations

Chris Brown Leads the 2014 Soul Train Awards With Seven Nominations

Beyonce and Pharrell have 6 and 5, respectively

Chris Brown received the most soul train awards nomination with 7. Beyonce comes next with…

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Will Packer Sells Comedy to NBC

Will Packer Lands TV Comedy, ‘Like Father, Like Son’ on NBC

Show will be based on actual events from his life

Hollywood producer, Will Packer, has inked a deal for new comedy, ‘Like, Father, Like Son’…

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Obama Girls, Mo’ne Davis and More Make Time’s Most Influential Teens List

TIME recognizes some of today's most influential teens

Time Magazine releases their most influential teen list, with Mo’ne Davis, the Obama girls and…

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NWA nominated for 2015 rock and roll hall of fame

NWA Nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Other nominees include Chic, Bill Withers and The Spinners

NWA has been nominated to be inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame…

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Drama League to Honor Broadway and Hollyood Icon James Earl Jones

Award-winning actor will receive musical tribute

Drama League will honor the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony award winner at its 31st…

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The BronzeLens Film Festival

The 5th Annual BronzeLens Film Festival – Oct. 22-26

Festival is taking place in Atlanta, Georgia

The 5th annual BronzeLens Film Festival (BronzeLens) will take place October 22-26, 2014 at various…

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Nene Leakes Makes More Than $1.5 Million Per ‘Atlanta Housewives’ Season

Rumor almost dispelled as reality TV hints about her salary

Nene Leakes, the outspoken ‘OG’ of ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta,’ is rumored to make more…

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Pras sues the NY Post

Pras of The Fugees, Files $30 Million Lawsuit Against the NY Post

Sues the tabloid newspaper for saying he skipped a charity event he had nothing to do with

Rapper Pras Michel of The Fugees, sues the NY Post for $30 million because the…

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REVIEW: Is ‘Dear White People’ Worth Your Precious Dollars?!

Justin Simien's Sundace-approved satire has sharp wit

When Dear White People, written and directed by first-time filmmaker Justin Simien, made its debut…

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Spike Lee To Direct Documentary About Phil Jackson’s Triangle Offense

The die-hard Knicks fan breaks down the Triangle

With the NBA preseason in full swing, attention has quickly shifted to the maligned New…

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Kerry Washington to Star In Malcolm D. Lee’s ‘Is He the One?’

'Scandal' actress is taking her superstar talents back to the big screen

‘Scandal’ star, Kerry Washington, is bringing her talents back to the big screen in Malcolm…

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Magnificent 7: Best Black Action Heroes In the Game

If you had to cast the best tough guy ensemble, who would you choose?

If you had to recast the greatest movie tough guy ensemble with actors of color,…

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Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington Will Star in New Comedy, ‘Is He The One’

Will be her first movie since appearing in 'Django Unchained'

Scandal’s Kerry Washington will star in her first movie since Django Unchained, in a romantic…

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#SmartBrownGirls Event Empowers Young Female Leaders in New York City

Young industry leaders discuss self-awareness, career development and motivation

Social media personality Jouelzy hosted #SmartBrownGirls event where female industry leaders inspired young women in…

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DMC Daryl Makes Comics

DMC Now Stands for Darryl Makes Comics

Legendary hip-hop emcee returns to his first love

Run-DMC member, DMC, starts his own comic company, Darryl Makes Comics, as his alter ego…

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Stage, Screen, and Television Legend Geoffrey Holder Dies

The multifaceted performed was 84-years-old

Millennials may best remember this famed performer as Nelson from 1992′s Boomerang, but that was…

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The inspirational guru makes her TV return with 'Fix My Life' on OWN

6 Black Men, 87 Children Between Them: Iyanla Vanzant Intervenes

Emotional national discussion about the responsibilities of fatherhood

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In an “Iyanla: Fix My Life” special television event on…

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Drake passes The Beatles on Billboard's Hot 100 List

Drake Passes Beatles on The Billboard Hot 100 Singles List

Aretha Franklin, is the next artist the hip-hop star will surpass with two more entries

With his latest appearance on Billboard’s Hot 100 List, Canadian rapper, Drake, has moved past…

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7 Highest-Paid Black TV Actors

A rundown of who's making killer moves and the most money

Check out this rundown of black actors making killer moves and the most money on…

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Web Series Producers: Up to $150,000 Available via New Funding Innitiative

National Black Programming Consortium launches incubator to provide programming

The National Black Programming Consortium has launched a new funding initiative designed to identify innovative…

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[RECAP]: Circle of Sisters 2014 Empowers Women in New York City

Event brought celebrities, entrepreneurs, fun, and inspiration

Kicking off Oct. 4, and running through Oct. 5 Circle of Sisters celebrated its 10th…

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Actor Orlando Jones: From Hollywood to Digital Diversity

Writer-and comedian becomes digital entrepreneur with iROC Emoticons

Writer and actor Orlando Jones is diversifying the digital emoticon world with his app iRoc…

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‘Nas: Time is Illmatic’ Team Talks Expanding 20-Year Hip-Hop Legacy

Eric Parker and One9 talk how the project came together and getting it funded

Screenwriter Eric Parker and One9 detail what influenced them to produce a documentary centered around…

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WATCH: Kendrick Lamar Perform ‘i’ At Toronto’s We Day Festival

20,000 young minds expressed love for K. Dot

In front of 20,000 youth and educators supporting the wave, Kendrick Lamar took a break…

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Steve Harvey Recruits Paula Deen to Teach at His Mentoring Program

Deen to teach culinary skills to the young men

Steve Harvey announced on his show that he has recruited Paula Deen to teach a…

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Ten Facts about Nas

Ten Facts About Rapper Nas

Do you know everything there is to know about this seminal lyricist?

As the Nas documentary, Time is Illmatic makes its rounds, we’ve decided to give you…

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Dwayne Johnson, Baywatch

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Set to Star in Movie Version of ‘Baywatch’

Actor will patrol the sunny beaches in film reboot

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, confirms that there will be a Baywatch movie that he will…

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Jamaica Sets the Scene for Film ‘The White Witch of Rose Hall’

Depicts story of legendary Annie Palmer, who haunts Montego Bay

As a hardworking entrepreneur in the entertainment industry, I often spend long hours behind a…

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Harvard Case Study Examines the Business Behind Beyoncé’s Brand

HBS studies the short-term and long-term business affects of Beyoncé's 2013 secret album

With the surprise release of her 2013 album, Harvard Business School students are taking a…

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Frans Johansson and Gina Prince-Bythewood Added to 2014 Plunge Conference Lineup

Author of The Medici Effect and film director of Beyond the Lights will participate in panel discussions

Author Frans Johansson and Film Director Gina Prince-Bythewood Added to the 2014 Plunge Culture &…

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Diddy's Revolt TV Inks Verizon Deal

Revolt TV Inks Verizon’s FiOS Deal, Will Debut This Month

Diddy Announces Multi-Platform deal with the cable provider

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs announces multi-platform deal with cable provider, Verizon FiOS. The network will debut…

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Singer Avant Talks Music Business and Changing Landscape of R&B

With more than 10 years in the business, he offers wisdom for young talent

Singer-songwriter Avant talks the business behind the music industry, longevity and advice for young talent…

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Radio Show ‘Café Mocha’ Partners with MadameNoire

Hosted by MC Lyte, Loni Love, and Angelique Perrin, expansion set to begin Oct. 4

Syndicated show that caters to African American women, Cafe Mocha, partners with MadameNoire.com to expand…

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Sophisticated Sisters

Toyota Awards $25,000 to Camden Sophisticated Sisters Drill Team

Nonprofit empowering girls honored at Oprah’s "Live The Life You Want" tour

Oprah Winfrey, along with Paralympic skier Amy Purdy, presented CSS with a $25,000 donation on…

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Twitter Reacts to Jesse Williams’ ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ Boycott

The activist-actor calls on others to reject Ridley Scott's new movie

In Ridley Scott’s Exodus Gods and Kings movie, the director has gone historically inaccurate. Actor…

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Naomi Campbell Lands Role in Lee Daniels, 'Empire'

Naomi Campbell Joins Lee Daniels’ TV Show, Empire

She'll play recurring role of Camilla, a woman pursuing a younger man

Naomi Campbell will have a recurring role in the new Lee Daniels TV show, Empire,…

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10 Tweets Commemorating the #MikeBrownMemorial That You Should See

Social media serves up disdain for desecrating Mike Brown's memorial

Ferguson was again thrusted into the spotlight when Michael Brown’s memorial was torched. Twitter responded…

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Recap: Oprah’s ‘The Life You Want Tour’ Inspires New Jersey

Oprah Winfrey, Iyanla Vanzant, Rob Bell, Elizabeth Gilbert and Mark Nepo bring inspiration to New Jersey

With her four trailblazers in tow, Oprah Winfrey brings her highly-anticipated “The Life You Want…

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Denzel Wahington's The Equalizer is the number one movie this week

Opening Day Hits: 5 Top-Grossing Denzel Washington Films

The Equalizer pulls in $35,000,000 in its opening weekend

Denzel Washington’s latest film, The Equalizer, scores the highest grossing film this weekend and we…

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TD Jakes Sues Young Jeezy

Bishop TD Jakes Sues Young Jeezy

Sues the rapper for using a passage of his sermon

Bishop TD Jakes sues rapper Young Jeezy for using part of his sermon in the…

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Nas: Time is Illmatic Releasing in October

‘Nas: Time Is Illmatic’ Documentary Being Released Next Week

On the 20th anniversary of his debut album, rapper talks about the recording of the project

Twenty years after releasing the classic Hip Hop album, Illmatic, Nas is releasing the documentary,…

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10 Web Reactions to The New York Times’ ‘Angry Black Woman’ Op-Ed

Gladiators united to support 'Scandal' creator Shonda Rhimes

Last week, Shonda Rhimes was embroiled in a tête-à-tête with the New York Times over…

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Ghollywood’s Juliet Ibrahim Talks Global Industry and Pursuit of Hollywood

'30 Days in Atlanta' actress details success and role as Africa Magic GO ambassador

Ghanaian actress Juliet Ibrahim talks global film industry, her journey to succeed and her plan…

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Dr. Dre Highest Paid Hip Hop Act 2014

Dr. Dre is Forbes’ Highest-Paid Hip-Hop Act

Producer and entrepreneur earns more than other artists on the list combined

Dr. Dre tops Forbes’ “Highest Paid Hip Hop Acts” for 2014, as he earned $620…

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ASPiRE announces collaboration with Thw White House Initiative

ASPiRE Announces Partnership with White House Initiative on HBCUs

Conference is scheduled for Sept. 22-23 in Washington D.C.

ASPiRE will a partner with the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities…

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Carole Robertson Day, Jack and Jill of America

Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Chapter Prepares for Carole Robertson Day of Service

Organization is gathering donations for families in need

On Saturday, September 27, 2014, the Essex Hudson Chapter of Jack and Jill of America,…

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‘For Colored Girls’ 40th Anniversary Commemorated In New York Art Exhibition

Women Of Power Legacy Award winner's ‘i found God in myself’ explores gender, love, and sisterhood

Women Of Power Legacy Award winner Ntozake Shange’s ‘i found God in myself’ multimedia exhbition…

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The Black Enterprise Golf And Tennis Challeng

Golf And Tennis Challenge Returns to Palm Beach Gardens, Florida in 2015

Festivities will take place Sept. 3 through Sept. 6

The Black Enterprise Golf And Tennis Challenge will be returning back to he PGA National…

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New Kendrick Lamar Single Artwork Builds Anticipation For Sophomore Album

The cryptic cover art has everyone guessing what K.Dot is up to

For those not keeping score, Top Dawg’s Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith announced a few months…

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ONE Musicfest Celebrates 5th Year of Success

Founder J. Carter shares vision for future

Atlanta enjoyed acts such as Nas, Kendrick Lamar, Redman and Method Man and Jhené Aiko…

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Rapper 50 Cent’s Grandmother Passes Away

News of Beluah Jackson's passing revealed by hip-hop mogul's cousin

Beluah Jackson was the person 50 Cent loved most in this world. Her passing is…

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Whitney Houston Album to be released in November

‘Whitney Houston Live’: Greatest Performances to be Released in November

CD/DVD has the blessing of the Houston family

Nearly 3 years after her death, there is a Whitney Houston Live performance CD and…

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WATCH: New ‘Hunger Games’ Trailer Officially Arrives

Will Jennifer Lawrence survive the war that's upon them?

Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss Everdeen has her work cut out for her in the new ‘Hunger…

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Urbanworld Hits New York City This Week

The nation’s largest competitive multicultural film festival will take place September 17-21, 2014

The nation’s largest competitive multicultural film festival, Urbanworld Film Festival, will take place September 17-21,…

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Frank Ocean’s Father Sues Russell Simmons For $142M

No word from the 'Channel Orange' singer yet

Calvin Cooksey, the father of R&B singer Frank Ocean, is suing Russell Simmons’ Global Grind…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Joe Samples Dies at 75

The Jazz Crusaders’ Joe Sample Dies at 75

Jazz great died of mesothelioma

The Jazz Crusaders’ Joe Sample dies of mesothelioma at the age of 75 in Houston,…

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Reports: Kanye West Forces Wheelchair-Bound Audience Member To Stand-Up

Yeezus manages to drive the masses insane

Kanye West took his arrogance to a new level, according to reports, when he tried…

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Will Packer / No Good Deed

Will Packer Discusses How ‘No Good Deed’ Almost Didn’t Get Made

The Hollywood hitmaking producer’s 13th film opens in theaters this weekend

Sony’s release this weekend of No Good Deed marks Hollywood hitmaker Will Packer’s 13th film.…

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10 Facts about Will Packer

Hollywood Hitmaker: 10 Facts About Will Packer

A few things you'd want to know about the 'No Good Deeds' producer

Will Packer has a great body of work that has netted millions in Hollywood. We…

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Michael Che is co-anchor of Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update

Michael Che Becomes ‘Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update’ Co-Anchor

Comedian replaces Cecily Strong

Comedian Michael Che replaces Cecily Strong as co-anchor on Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update. Strong…

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Nicki Minaj Denied Access to Speak to Students at Alma Mater

Rapper tweets her frustration about LaGuardia High School's decision

Rapper Nicki Minaj tweets her frustration after being denied access to speak to students at…

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Women of Power Playlist: 20 Dynamic Songs to Get You Going

From R&B to country to inspirational, motivational tunes for females by females

If you’re a Woman of Power, listen to these songs to keep you motivated and…

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Africa Fashion Week New York: 7 Global Designers to Watch

New York City, September 10, 2014- The runway show for Africa Fashion Week New York…

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CBC to Honor Phylicia Rashad, Bill Withers and Alvin Poussaint

Annual conference will recognize prominent figures in fine arts

Recognizing African American icons in fine arts, the 2014 CBCF conference will honor Phylicia Rashad,…

By Courtney Connley

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If Lovign You is Wrong Breaks Record

Tyler Perry’s ‘If Loving You is Wrong’ Breaks OWN Record

Almost 2 million viewers tune in for the premiere of the drama

Tyler Perry’s latest series premiered with 1.92 million viewers on OWN, breaking a record for…

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[EXCLUSIVE] Will Packer: Hollywood Hitmaker Talks Business and Boss Moves

'No Good Deed' producer has eye for making the next huge box-office draw

Will Packer produces some of Hollywood’s most profitable hits. In this exclusive with Black Enterprise…

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Stevie Wonder Emabraking on Songs in the Key of Life Tour

Stevie Wonder Embarking on ‘Songs in the Key of Life’ Performance Tour

Entertainer will perform the double-album on an 11-city Live Nation tour

Stevie Wonder will be performing his ‘Songs in the Key of Life’ double album on…

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25 Most Heartfelt #NeverForget Moments Dedicated to 9/11

On the 13th anniversary of 9/11, the world pays its respects

Today marks the 13th anniversary since the attacks on American soil happened. Twitter remembers 9/11…

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Bungie’s ‘Destiny’ Earns $500M In First Day In Stores

The sci-fi shooter is the biggest launch in gaming history

The sci-fi first-person-shooter game has made $500M in sales from the first day in stores.…

By Kevin L. Clark

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[RECAP] Black Enterprise Shreds Competition At ‘NHL ’15′ Event

Boston Bruins' star Patrice Bergeron loses to a 14-year-old super fan

Black Enterprise was on hand to witness Boston Bruins and EA Sports’ cover star, Patrice…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Pharrell Williams' Happy is the most downloaded song in the UK

Pharrell Williams’ ‘Happy’ Sets a Sales Record in the United Kingdom

Song surpasses Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines'

Pharrell’s song, ‘Happy’, is the most downloaded song in United Kingdom history overtaking another one…

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#WhyIStayed: Top 10 Twitter Reactions to Ray Rice Scandal

Twin hashtags go viral and spark a necessary discussion

Ray Rice’s abuse outted via video sparked creation of twin trending hashtags, #WhyIStayed and #WhyILeft.…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Oprah Winfrey surprising guests on stage at 'O Town' at Centennial Park in Atlanta, GA during the first stop of her eight-city U.S. arena tour

[RECAP] Oprah’s ‘The Life You Want’ Weekend Stops In Atlanta

Two-day, eight-city tour offers motivation from renowned authors and speakers

This past weekend Oprah Winfrey and friends visited Atlanta for a stop in her “The…

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Chris Rock new movie, Top Five, may get signed by Paramount

New Chris Rock Movie in a Bidding War?

Latest film, which he directed, wrote and starred in is a major hit at Toronto Film Festival

Chris Rock’s latest film, Top Five, which he starts, directs and wrote, has been a…

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New Witness Claims Michael Brown Was Shot With ‘Hands Up’

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the witness shares grisly details

A new witness has step forth to detail just how 18-year-old Michael Brown died.

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Rocksteady’s ‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ To Launch June 2015

Fans of The Dark Knight rejoice!

Rocksteady Studios’ last effort to give us the Dark Knight’s story comes in the form…

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Chick-fil-A Founder S. Truett Cathy Dead At 93

CEO passed away from health complications

S. Truett Cathy, the founder and CEO of Chick-fil-A, passed away from health complications at…

By Kevin L. Clark

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WATCH: Bungie’s Live-Action ‘Destiny’ Trailer Is Cliche But Fun

Cheeky, yes, but it's slated to be a smash hit

With less than a week left until Bungie’s ‘Destiny’ hit shelves, the company lets loose…

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PHOTOS: Africa Fashion Week Sizzles in New York This Season

Check out highlights from this year's events featuring global leaders of the diaspora

Africa Fashion Week kicked off Sept. 4 and continued through Sept. 6, showcasing global designers…

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The McGhees Talk Raising Six Kids And Running A Family Business

Six Little McGhees return for a new season on OWN

Mia & Rozonno (Ro) McGhee with the McGhee sextuplets from "Six Little McGhees" celebrate their…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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WATCH: ‘Assassin’s Creed’ Goes ‘Rogue’ In New Gameplay Trailer

A face from past lurks in this new clip

Video games fans will be treated to a wealth of new content courtesy of Ubisoft…

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Harlem’s Fashion Row Works to Educate Next Generation of Creatives

Founder Brandice Henderson talks importance of educating rising stars

To better prepare students for success in fashion, Harlem Fashion Row founder has created an…

By Courtney Connley

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Maya Angelou Memorial at Wake Forest

Maya Angelou’s Poetry to Be Turned into Hip-Hop Album

Album to be inspired by words from Angelou's classic book "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings"

Inspired by her classic book “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” late literary icon…

By Courtney Connley

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Rosie Perez to Join ‘The View’ as New Co-Host

She will start just in time for the show's new season Sept. 15

Actress Rosie Perez has been added to the roster as the latest co-host for the…

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RECAP: Black Enterprise Gets ‘Curved’ At Samsung Unpacking Event

Will Samsung have enough to dethrone Apple?!

On Sept. 3, Samsung took over New York at an undisclosed location to present an…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Rahiem Shabazz, Elementary Genocide

Rahiem Shabazz: Exposing the Truth to Reclaim Our Young Men

‘Elementary Genocide is more than a documentary, it’s a call to action’

Rahiem Shabazz speaks about his documentary, Elementary Genocide: “From Primary to Penitentiary.” It exposes the…

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The 15 Best #ILoveBlackWomenBecause Tweets You Should See

Twitter celebrates the everything that Black women encompass

Twitter cut down on the slander to celebrate the awesomeness of Black women with the…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Alfonso Ribeiro Appearing on Season 19 of Dancing With The Stars

Dancing With the Stars Season 19 Cast Revealed

Alfonso Ribeiro and Tavis Smiley among contenders for upcoming season

Alfonso Ribeiro and Tavis Smiley are among the thirteen contestants on Season 19 of “Dancing…

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NeNe Leakes Joins Final Cinderella Cast on Broadway

Reality TV star will replace Sherri Shepherd in last run of play

According to reports reality TV star and entrepreneur NeNe Leakes will be replacing talk show…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Steve Harvey To Kickoff ‘Oprah’s Lifeclass’

Comedian talks embracing fear and failure, his new book, and achieving success

In season premiere of “Oprah’s Lifeclass” Oprah Winfrey and Steve Harvey have an inspirational conversation…

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Hood Fab: 10 Signs You’re in the Ghetto

There's been a recent fascination with the 'hood, so take a look at signs you're in a struggle neighborhood

A McDonald’s that hosts weddings. Vending machines robbed of their items. Check out these and…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Confirms ‘Black Adam’ DC Movie Role

The former WWE star will play an 'anti-hero'

The former WWE champion will finally play a bad guy in Warner Bros. upcoming ‘Shazam’…

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15 #BlackTwitterStudyResults You Should See

Findings back-fire as social media reflects dissatifaction with the study

USC decided to study Black Twitter. They responded in anger with #BlackTwitterStudyResults ethering the report.

By Kevin L. Clark

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WATCH: Activision Champions ‘Advanced Warfare’ In New Trailer

Kevin Spacey lets loose the hounds of war

Activision’s popular ‘Call of Duty’ franchise heads into the future with their ‘Advanced Warfare’ series.…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Artel Great Project Catalyst

Artel J. Great: A Film Visionary With a Deep Sense of Responsibility

How Project Catalyst founder created platform that merges tech with alternative entertainment

Artel J. Great, founder of Project Catalyst, speaks to Black Enterprise about innovation and his…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Harlem’s Fashion Row Presenting Top Black Designers for New York Fashion Week

Legacy continues as top industry leaders will be honored and showcased

Harlem’s Fashion Row is back for New York Fashion Week, highlighting more innovative, cutting edge,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Nick Cannon Releasing a Children's Book

Nick Cannon Writing a Children’s Book

Collection of poems to be released next year

Nick Cannon will release his second children’s book in March, ‘Neon Aliens Ate My Homework…

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Warren Buffett’s Son Buys Rosa Parks’ Artifacts For $4.5 Million

No plans on what to do with the civil rights leader's items have been announced

The late, great Civil Rights pioneer, Rosa Parks, has had her life mementos purchased by…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Celebrity Chef Challenge Black Enterprise Golf and Tennis Challenge

Black Enterprise Golf and Tennis Challenge, Day 3: Celebrity Master Chef Challenge

Mark Curry hosts early morning chef competition

Mark Curry hosts the Master Chef Challenge at the 2014 Black Enterprise Golf and Tennis…

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Harry Belafonte to Be Honored by the Academy of Motion Pictures

Belafonte set to receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award

Legendary actor, singer, producer and civil rights activist Harry Belafonte is being honored by the…

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Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Frank Ocean Hit with Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

Artists asked to pay $3 million in damages

Jay Z, Kanye West and Frank Ocean have been slapped with a lawsuit for copyright…

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[PHOTOS] Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge: Day 1 Best Pics

Highlights from Florida's premier leisure and networking event

Day one of the Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge has begun. Check out top…

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Blue Ivy Joke Gets TV Producer Suspended

'106 & Park' professional reprimanded for publicly debated comment about Beyonce's daughter's hair

BET has suspended a producer after joke about Beyoncé and Jay Z’s daughter that aired…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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From Social Worker to Chef: One Woman’s Journey Into World of TV

Elle Simone is founder of SheChef and works with shows including Bravo's "Chef Roblé and Co"

Elle Simone details her career switch from social worker to owner of She Chef Catering,…

By Kandia Johnson

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BET Apologizes For Joke About Blue Ivy’s Hair

President Stephen Hill contacted Carters personally and took to Twitter to make amends

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All chaos broke loose on social media, as fans…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Bravo TV’s Jewel Tankard Talks Motivating Others Toward Financial Success

'I have learned to stop expecting perfection'

Reality TV’s Jewel Tankard tells how she helps motivate others toward financial and spiritual success.

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The IRS wants $370,000 from Vanessa Williams

Report: Actress Vanessa Williams Owes IRS

Government is demanding almost $370,000 in back taxes

Actress Vanessa Williams owes the Internal Revenue Service almost $370,000.

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Oprah Winfrey to Play Richard Pryor’s Grandmother in Biopic

She will take on the role of matron of family who was a madam

Oprah Winfrey will play Marie Carter Pryor Bryant, Richard Pryor’s grandmother, in upcoming biopic.

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Global Music Industry Leaders to be Honored at NEA Awards

Performers and executives of the African diaspora coming to New York City

The 9th annual Nigeria Entertainment Awards (NEA Awards) will highlight music industry leaders including performers…

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Mike Epps Has been picked to play Richard Pryor

Report: Mike Epps Will Play Richard Pryor in Upcoming Biopic

Lee Daniels and Oprah Winfrey chose the comedian to star in film

Comedian/actor Mike Epps has been chosen to play Richard Pryor in an upcoming biopic.

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Prince will release 2 albums with Warner Brothers this year

Prince Plans to Release Two New Albums on the Same Day

The artist is back on Warner Brothers Records

Prince is back on Warner Bros. and will be releasing 2 albums this year

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RECAP: Face2Face Africa F.A.C.E List Awards

Leaders in industries including fashion and sports received awards in New York City

Face2Face Africa honored leaders of the African diaspora in New York City recently. Check out…

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AFROPUNK 2014: D’Angelo Casts A Spell Over Brooklyn [VIDEO]

The 'Voodoo' child rebels in song at popular festival

BlackEnterprise.com’s Kevin L. Clark was on-hand to witness history as celebrated musician, D’Angelo, joined The…

By Kevin L. Clark

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'Happy' Pharrell Williams Sued by ARTST TLK Producer for $1 Million

Pharrell Being Sued for $1 Million

The producer of ARTST TLK is not 'happy' with the artist

‘Happy’ Pharrell Williams is being sued by the producer of his YouTube show, ARTST TLK…

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Amazon Purchases Twitch TV For More Than $1 Billion

The e-commerce site trumps Google for Twitch TV

Twitch TV, the live streaming social network for video games, has just been purchased by…

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Interesting facts about Anthony Anderson

Black Enterprise Golf and Tennis Challenge: 10 Facts About Anthony Anderson

Did you know that the comedian is currently on three TV shows?

Comedian and foodie, Anthony Anderson, makes annual appearances at the the Black Enterprise Golf and…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Sylvia Robinson Biopic Being Planned

Biopic for Sugar Hill Record’s Sylvia Robinson Being Planned

Entrepreneur responsible for hip-hop's first commercial hit, 'Rapper's Delight'

Sugar Hill Record’s co-Founder, Sylvia Robinson, will have a biopic made about her role in…

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Snoop Dogg, Jay Z, Even Drake: Amazing Makeup Artist Transforms Into Hip-Hop Royalty

Magali Beauvue wows with celebrity metamorphosis

Makeup transformation have flooded social media, but these take things to another level. One female…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Columbus Short Makes Plea Deal in Domestic Abuse Case

Columbus Short Accepts Plea Deal After Missing Court Date

Actor is due back in court on Nov. 21

Ex-Scandal actor, Columbus Short, accepted a plea deal after missing a court date

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Joe the Plumber Calls Ferguson Protesters ‘Cockroaches’

Conservative activist Samuel Wurzelbacher shares thoughts via social media

Samuel Wurzelbacher, better known as ‘Joe the Plumber,’ has risen again to voice his frustrations…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Bow Wow Joins the cast of CSI:CYBER

Bow Wow Joins Cast of CSI:CYBER

TV host and actor will play teenaged hacker

Shad Moss AKA Bow Wow, will play 19 year old hacker, Brody “Baby Face” Nelson…

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Iyanla Vanzant Travels to Ferguson for Special ‘Fix My Life’ Episode

Life coach and author hopes to bring peace and healing to community

With the current uproar in Ferguson, Iyanla Vanzant has traveled to the city for a…

By Courtney Connley

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Facts about comedian Nikki Carr

Black Enterprise Golf and Tennis Challenge: 10 Facts About Nikki Carr

The Last Comic Standing Finalist will be performing

Nikki Carr will perform at the Black Enterprise Golf and Tennis Challenge taking place in…

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Former manager sues R. Kelly

R. Kelly Sued by Former Business Manager

Singer didn't pay initial amount based on settlement agreement

R. Kelly is being sued by his former business manager for reneging on a settlement…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Eric Roberson: The Business of Making Music

'How you execute is how you will be rewarded'

Music Veteran, Eric Roberson, makes it his business to make good music as he releases…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Hollywood Insider #5: Updates from the Film and TV Industry

Who will be the next leading black actor in Hollywood?

Who will claim Hollywood’s leading black male role?

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Black Lives Matter: A Tribute to Black Men Killed By Police

We must stand up and protect ourselves

Michael Brown is the latest name added to a list of victims whose lives were…

By Kevin L. Clark

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R&B Divas: 7 Unforgettable Performances from the Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge

These songstresses wowed crowds at the star-studded event

From Patti Labelle to Chrisette Michele, the Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge has been…

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J. Cole, Nelly, and More Take Action in Honoring Michael Brown

Celebrities speak out in the death of unarmed teen

In the aftermath of Michael Brown’s death, celebrities use their platform to help bring justice…

By Courtney Connley

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Joe Morton Wins Creative Arts Emmy Award

‘Scandal’s’ Joe Morton Wins Creative Arts Emmy Award

'Orange is the New Black' actress, Uzo Aduba, also awarded

Scandal’s Joe Morton and Orange is the New Black actress, Uzo Aduba, wins a Creative…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Ed Gordon Joins The Steve Harvey Morning Show

Ed Gordon Joins The Steve Harvey Morning Show

The host will give his take on the world

Ed Gordon joins The Steve Harvey Morning Show for 2 days a week to give…

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Diddy Announces Revolt TV Music Conference

Event to help shape the next generation of music moguls

Striving to be the leading voice in music, arts and culture, Diddy has announced the…

By Courtney Connley

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Women of Power

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On the Move: Jocelyn Allen to Lead GM Diversity Efforts; Chicago Defender Gets First Female Exec Editor

Both General Motors and the Chicago Defender appoint female power players to top leadership positions.

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Meet Dariany Santana, Co-Host of Women of Power TV

Model and actress Dariany Santana is one of the hosts of Women of Power TV.…

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