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Harper’s BAZAAR and Waldorf Astoria Hotels Launch Partnership

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts and Harper’s BAZAAR have launched a year-long partnership.

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Kimberly Hairston Talks Dr. Miracles and Brand Authenticity

How one beauty brand is staying competitive

A new campaign titled, Undo the Hurt, plans to focus the brand’s efforts toward repairing…

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Kyemah McEntyre Debuts Epic Dress at BET Awards

Teen designs red carpet look for singer/actress Naturi Naughton

The young designer says her main goal is to inspire other women to be themselves…

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Celebrate Caribbean Restaurant Week in Brooklyn, NY

New Yorkers celebrate Caribbean cuisine

In honor of National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, New Yorkers celebrate Caribbean Restaurant week.

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‘Invisible Life’ The Musical at Apollo Theater

Stage adaptation of the best-selling book features a score by Ashford and Simpson

A musical adaptation of best-selling author E. Lynn Harris’ 1994 novel “Invisible Life,” a coming…

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[WATCH] Founder of Largest Privately Owned African Art Collection Launches Campaign to Raise Money for Museum

Eric Edwards,launches Kickstarter campaign to raise money for museum

Founder of Largest Privately Owned African Art Collection Launches Campaign to Raise Money to Open…

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[RECAP] First Annual theCurvyCon Conference to Celebrate Plus Size Style

Event brought more than 500 plus size women together to chat, shop, and embrace their curves

Here is a recap from theCurvyCon conference, bringing more than 500 plus size women together…

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Explore America’s 11 Most Endangered Places in 2015

National Trust for Historic Preservation releases it 2015 list of most endangered places in America

National Trust for Historic Preservation releases it 2015 list of Most Endangered Places in America.

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[WATCH] ‘Hair Freedom’ Explores Natural Hair Movement in The UK

How 'going natural' affects jobs, relationships, and self-esteem

BBC documentary, Hair Freedom, explores the natural hair movement in the UK.

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[WATCH] Malala Yousafzai Shares Meaningful Message

Nobel Peace Prize recipient gives personal perspective on civil- activism

Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Malala Yousafzai, gives her personal perspective on civil activism on “The…

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African American Gamers Thrive at African American Festival

Video game creators and designers discuss diversity in gaming at AAF

Gauge their scoop on the gaming industry and their goals in ensuring black people have…

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African American Festival: BE Empowerment Zone – Money, Love, and Inspiration

Proved to exceed expectations with informative and entertaining conversations

The BE Empowerment Zone proved to exceed expectations with informative and entertaining conversations on love,…

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[OPINION] Rachel Dolezal and Caitlyn Jenner: Transracial vs. Transgender

Why 'feeling' black isn’t being black

People who describe former president of the Spokane NAACP chapter, Rachel Dolezal’s, misrepresentation of herself…

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[WATCH] Yegna: Ethiopia’s Sound of Change

Girl-band empowers women to become confident, educated, and self-employed

The multi-platform brand, Yegna, means “ours” in Amharic, and their message is all about…

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[WATCH] Franchesca Ramsey to Host MTV’s Decoded

YouTube sensation to tackle race in new online series

YouTube vlogger, Franchesca Ramsey, penned to tackle race in new online MTV series, “Decoded.”

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[PHOTOS] Women Embrace Black Masculinity in ‘Dandy’ Photoshoot

'Black Attitude' pays homage to women in mens' fashion

Black Attitude releases seven dapper photos that pay homage to black masculinity fashion.

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8 Things to Look For in a Luxury Vehicle

Stacy Swank, craftsmanship supervisor for The Lincoln Motor Company, shares her secrets

How can you tell if a car is made with quality materials and a fit…

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BE Empowerment Zone: Food, Modern Man, and Leading Ladies

Black Enterprise dives into going the extra mile for success

Empowering black men and women share the goal of reclaiming and reframing the narrative of…

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Ava DuVernay Reportedly Directing Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ Film

DuVernay will become Marvel Studios first black female director

Ava DuVernay has reportedly been tapped to direct Marvel’s upcoming “Black Panther” film.

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Dr. Maurice Lee Makes Waves in Philanthropy

The successful African American pharmacist shares insights about millenials

Millennials are taking the lead on blazing bolder paths towards social justice, education, empowerment, and…

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African American Festival Day 2: The Party Continues

More music, empowerment, and celebration of black culture

There is a lot to experience today at AAF, check it out.

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African American Festival Kicks Off Today in Baltimore

Enjoy annual festival celebrating black life, music, and culture

Start your day with a little creativity at AAF in the Black Enterprise Empowerment Zone.…

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Lee Campbell’s Natural-Wine Picks for Summer

NYC Sommelier selects affordable, natural wine in good taste

The highly regarded Sommelier is known for her unique wine selections that reflect her personal…

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ABFF Remembers ‘Boyz n the Hood’ with John Singleton

Filmmaker shares insight into what inspired him

ABFF remembers “Boyz n the Hood,” a story of a group of childhood friends in…

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[WATCH] 8 Fierce and Fabulous Female DJs

These hip-hop artists are breaking barriers in the music industry

Here are several African American female DJs breaking barriers in the music industry.

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Dad’s Photos of Daughter Inspired By Iconic Women

Marc Bushelle says he wanted to build his daughter's self-esteem

Photographer, Marc Bushelle, takes 11 photos of his daughter pictured as women from history.

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Sanaa Lathan to Star in ‘Flyy Girl’ Film Adaptation

Actress expected to executive produce Omar Tyree's classic novel

Actress, Sanaa Lathan, expected to star in and executive produce Omar Tyree’s classic novel Flyy…

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[WATCH] Ava DuVernay Revels in Being a ‘Black Woman Filmmaker’

The 'Selma' director shares why she's okay with the title

Ava DuVernay isn’t bothered by the label, ‘black woman filmmaker.’ As a matter of fact,…

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Teacher Launches ‘I am Chocolatey Brown’ Movement

Author Stephanie Fleary hopes to empower children to love their brown skin

Stephanie Fleary writes a book to empower children to embrace their brown skin.

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Cadillac Shows Support For Young Black Filmmakers At ABFF

HBO Short winner Kiel Scott discusses his journey and relationship with Spike Lee

HBO Short Film winner Kiel Scott discusses his journey and relationship with Spike Lee during…

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African American Festival: Leading Ladies and the Modern Man

Influential speakers inspire festival-goers to strive for success

As you get ready to celebrate life, music, and black culture don’t forget to up…

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Filmmaker Delves into Cultural Obsession with the Black Woman’s Derriere

Kimberly Walker explores why black women are oversexualized

Award-winning filmmaker delves into uncanny cultural obsession with the black woman’s derriere

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African American Festival: Let’s Talk Love

Artist and guru talk black love at AAF

Take a moment to take in a powerful discussion on the truth and consequences of…

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[WATCH] Kenyan 6th-Grader Shares Poem at Women in the World Summit

Eunice Akoth says, "I have a dream, a dream that will not fail"

Eunice Akoth, Kenyan 6th-grader, delivers inspiring poem at Women in the World Summit in New…

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Love & Hip Hop ATL Star Margeaux Simms Kicks Off Gay PRIDE Event

The singer joins Ntozake Shange and other headliners at arts and film festival

Love & Hip Hop Atlanta Realty TV Star Margeaux (Margo) Simms is showing her support…

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3 Reasons Creative People Don’t Do Well in Corporate Jobs

Catherine Santino talks why routines challenge creatives

Elite Daily writer, Catherine Santino, gives three big reasons why creative people do not do…

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HBO Short Film Competition Finalists Share Insights

Writers/directors talk inspiration and African American films

Writers/directors talk inspiration and African American films at ABFF.

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Mara and Salim Akil, Chris Spencer and Janine Sherman Barrois Talk Life of a Showrunner

Hollywood power players talk their rise to success behind the scenes

Hollywood’s leading creators, producers and writers talk about the key to their success at the…

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ABFF Day 3: Television and Media Expo

ABFF attendees get up close and personal with major Black TV networks

During ABFF – Television & Media Expo, attendees got a chance to get up close…

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ABFF Day 3: Building Your Web Series

Top tips on how to take your web show to the next level

Attendees at ABFF packed the New York Hilton Hotel grand ballroom for the How to…

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ABFF Day 3: Navigating the Entertainment Industry

The ‘Hot in Hollywood’ talk finding success in film and television

Black celebrities offer advice for navigating the entertainment industry.

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‘Empire’: Inside The Writer’s Room

Screenwriters panel on script development and Cookie's quips

ABFF and FOX host Empire screenwriters panel on what goes into developing a TV script…

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[Photos] 2015 African American Festival Kicks off Saturday

Celebrate African American music, art, and culture this weekend in Baltimore.

This weekend, Saturday, June 20 and Sunday, June 21st, the city of Baltimore will…

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In Session: Tasha Smith’s Master Class on Acting

Smith offers ABFF attendees tips on becoming a great actor

Actress Tasha Smith brings her acting workshop to the 2015 American Black Film Festival.

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Taraji P. Henson Talks Navigating Hollywood and Being Hesitant About “Empire”

Henson opens up about pushing past her fears to find success

ABFF’s 2015 ambassador, Taraji P. Henson, opens up about her rise to success as one…

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Day 4: ABFF Ends with a Full Day of Activity

ABFF closes with screenings, candid talks, and awards

Today wraps up an epic 2015 American Black Film Festival. Believe it or not, there…

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ABFF's red carpet event Thursday evening was a veritable who's who in black film and television. Here is some of the talent in front of and behind the scenes of your favorite shows and movies.


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[Slideshow] ABFF Red Carpet Event

ABFF’s opening night red carpet event was a who’s who of black talent in film…

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Day 3: Learn, Network and Experience with ABFF

Attendees may take advantage of many more screenings and workshops at the festival

It’s Day 3, and ABFF thrives on. You’ve taken advantage of the classes, screenings,…

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[Slideshow] ABFF Old School Hip-Hop Party

Day 1 of the ABFF ended on a high note

Attendees showed up and showed out at ABFF’s opening night Old School Hip-Hop Party…

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In Session: Fundamentals of Independent Film Production

A candid session on what it takes to be a successful producer

Roger Bobb, president and CEO of Bobbcat films, instructed a master class on the Fundamentals…

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[RECAP] ‘Leadership Her Way’ Event Continues in Washington D.C.

Sherry Williams' brings together dynamic, female entrepreneurs

Leadership Her Way featured dynamic female entrepreneurs with a wealth of knowledge to share.

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In Session: NBC Universal’s Master Class on Writing for Television

Karen Horne offers tips and a healthy dose of "need to know" on TV writing

Writing for Television was as thorough as a Master Class could be in a mere…

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Day 2: American Black Film Festival in Full Swing

Master classes, screenings, and talk backs at ABFF

Now that you’re in full swing with ABFF, it’s time to really dive in and…

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Industry Leaders Talk Diversity in Film, at 2nd Hollywood Creative Forum East

ABFF and Walter Katiz Foundation bring filmmakers and directors together

Filmmakers, directors, screen writers, content creators and producers of color all gathered at the 2nd…

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DAY 1: ABFF Kicks Off in New York City

Creators and decision makers gather for four days of screenings, learning, networking, and fun

Today is the day—the 19th Annual American Black Film Festival begins with a bang.

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ABFF ‘Comedy Wings’ Finalists Compete for Win

Comedians fight for the winning crown at the comedy competition on June 12th

As the American Black Film Festival kicks off there are 4 talented comedians competing to…

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2015 African American Festival to Take Place in Baltimore

Black Enterprise hosts AAF sessions on success and empowerment

As you get ready to celebrate life and black culture, don’t forget to up your…

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18th Annual HBO Short Film Competition – Finalists

Filmmakers compete for prestigious accolade in annual competition

Five talented filmmakers will compete for the opportunity to be broadcast on one of HBO’s…

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[WATCH] Vivian Green Talks Female Empowerment and New Album ‘Vivid’

The soulful singer says fans can expect an energetic new sound from upcoming LP

The soulful singer, Vivian Green, says fans can expect an energetic new sound on…

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Raven-Symoné Named New Co-Host of ‘The View’

Star says her new job is a dream come true

ABC announces Raven-Symoné as the newest co-host of “The View”

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Nile Rodgers, Ne-Yo, Luke James and More Perform at Apollo Theater’s 10th Annual Spring Gala

Celebrities come out to show their support of the historic Apollo Theater

Apollo Theater celebrates its 10th Annual Spring Gala with performances by Ne-Yo, Luke James, Nile…

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ABFF: 2015 Spotlight Screenings

Screenings feature groundbreaking and classic films examining black life

As you begin to map out your festival events be sure you make time for…

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Gabourey Sidibe Inks Memoir Deal

The 'Empire' actress plans to publish her story in 2017

Actress, Gabourey Sidibe, plans to publish her memoir in 2017 with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

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Willow Smith is New Face of Marc Jacobs Fall Line

Designer reveals campaign photo and heartfelt message on Instagram

Designer, Marc Jacobs, reveals Willow Smith as new face of fall campaign on Instagram.

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American Black Film Festival Kicks-off Thursday

Check out festival master classes, screenings, parties, and more

In just a few short days Black Enterprise presents the 19th annual American Black Film…

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Kendrick Lamar, Meek Mill, Fabolous and More Take Over Hot 97 Summer Jam 2015

Biggest names in hip-hop take over the Summer Jam stage

Kendrick Lamar, Meek Mill, Fabolous, Nicki Minaj, Future, Ma$e, Lil Kim and more take over…

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ABFF and AAF: A Celebration of Black Art

Festivals highlight music, film, life and culture of black American community

The African American Festival and the American Black Film Festival, uplifting the art and culture…

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Meet the Brains and Beauty Behind The CurvyCon

Bloggers, Chastity Garner and Cece Olisa, host plus-size women's conference

Bloggers Chastity Garner and Cece Olisa come together to host plus size women’s conference the…

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BE Events App Guides African American Festival Goers

All you need to know in the palm of your hand

The BE Events app affords all AAF attendees the opportunity to remain in-the-know throughout the…

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African American Festival Returns with Epic Line-Up

Event features memorable performances, empowerment sessions, and fun!

The African American Festival takes place June 20-21, 2015 at the Camden Yard Sports &…

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Danielle Brooks to Star in Broadway’s The Color Purple

OITNB actress will play key role in revival of classic musical

Orange is the New Black actress Danielle Brooks will play the role of Sofia in…

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Songstress Ciara Dubbed New Face of Roberto Cavalli Line

Italian designer says Ciara embodies beauty with a hint of wildness

According to Forbes, hip-hop songstress Ciara is now the new face of Roberto Cavalli’s new…

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Shonda Rhimes Will Publish Her First Book This Fall

The prime-time showrunner is sharing the power of saying yes with fans

Showrunner, Shonda Rhimes will publish her first book, The Year of Yes, in November of…

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Dr. Mae Jemison Talks Overcoming Fear

The former astronaut says her fear of heights wouldn't keep her from space exploration

Former astronaut, Dr. Mae Jemison says her fear of heights wouldn’t keep her from space…

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ABFF Ambassador Taraji Henson Wins Critic’s Choice

Empire Actress makes first African American to take home award

As ABFF ambassador, Taraji will join fellow artists, creators and industry innovators as we celebrate…

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[VIDEO] OITNB’s Laverne Cox Poses Nude for Allure Magazine

The actress talks the beauty of imperfection in Allure's annual nude feature

Laverne Cox bares all in Allure’s annual nude feature.

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African American Festival Best Pitch Competition

Submit your video today

This year Black Enterprise brings back the much anticipated 2nd Annual Black Enterprise Best Pitch…

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BE Events App Grants You Full ABFF Access

Application allows for attendees to have everything they need in hand.

There is so much to gain at this 4 day event, and you don’t want…

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Parents Create Black Doll for Their Daughter

The Sweetings' raised over $50,000 on Kickstarter for their black, natural hair doll

The Sweetings created the Angelica Doll, a black doll with natural hair, for their daughter.

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The Good Life Summer Guide to NYC RnB and Hip Hop Concerts

The hottest concerts to add to your calendar in June

If you’re looking for a reason to take a short trip to New York or…

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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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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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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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‘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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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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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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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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[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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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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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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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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[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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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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[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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[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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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[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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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