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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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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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[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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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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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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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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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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TVOne Joins American Black Film Festival to Find Screenplay Writers

Grand prize winner will have their project developed to premiere on TV One

TV One joins forces with this year’s American Black Film Festival to find screenplay writers…

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Relocating Overseas? 4 Tips for First Time Expats

Considering a career abroad? Check out these tips for first time expats

Considering a career abroad? Check out these four tips for first time expats.

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Face2Face Africa Hosting Pan-African Weekend in New York City for Global Innovators

Attendees have the chance to meet celebrities and business moguls of pan-African affairs

Pan-African Weekend is set to take place from July 10-12 in New York City, and…

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Young Pro Quits Job, Travels The World and Writes Inspirational Book

Deidre Mathis talks how leaving her job to travel the world led to a new career

If you’ve ever dreamed about quitting your unfulfilling job to travel the world—meet Deidre Mathis.…

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Black Fashion Month Kicks Off In Brooklyn, NY

Throughout April, fashion shows, symposiums and cocktails events will be held

To celebrate black fashion month in Brooklyn, fashion shows, symposiums and cocktails events will be…

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[Recap] Portrayals of Black Women in Media

What can we do to portray more positive representations of black women in media?

Thee Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture hosted Talks at the Schomburg: “Portrayals of…

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5 Reasons Why Millennials are Traveling to Trinidad and Tobago

It's the latest hotspot destination

If you’re looking for festivals, diverse culture, eco adventure activities, and unique dining, Trinidad and…

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[RECAP] Nickelodeon’s 2015 Annual Kids’ Choice Awards: Winners

Hollywood stars and fan favorites took over the orange carpet

Hollywood stars took over the orange carpet and took away orange blimps at Nickelodeon’s 28th…

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Oneika Raymond, 70 Countries and 3 Lessons Learned

The blogger has always had a passion and curiosity for different cultures

As a serial expat, Oneika Raymond has visited 70 countries on 6 continents, so it’s…

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Oprah Winfrey to Honor Maya Angelou Legacy at Postal Service Event

Literary icon will appear on stamp designed by lauded artist

Postmaster General Megan Brennan, billionaire media queen, along with Ambassador Andrew Young and other notables…

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5 Things to Know About Jon Stewart’s Replacement Trevor Noah

What you should know about the rising South African comedian

Five things to know about South African comedian Trevor Noah.

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T.I. Opens his First Restaurant: Scales 925

The upscale eatery is located in downtown Atlanta

T.I. is opening his first restaurant, Scales 925, in downtown Atlanta on April 14.

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Destiny’s Child Reunites for a Gospel Performance

Michelle takes it to church with Beyonce and Kelly

Destiny’s Child reunite for a performance of band member Michelle Williams’ gospel hit, ‘Say Yes.’

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Open Letter to ’60 Minutes’ on Increasing Its Coverage of Africans

Over 150 journalists and professors gave their signature

On Wednesday, March 25, more than 150 journalists and professors sent an open letter to…

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Legacy Award Winners Susan L. Taylor and Beverly Tatum to Appear on Women of Power TV

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

Women of Power TV takes viewers behind the legacy of Susan L. Taylor and Beverly…

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Taraji P. Henson to Host Saturday Night Live

The 'Empire' star is set to host SNL on April 11th

According to recent reports, Empire star Taraji P. Henson will host Saturday Night Live on…

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Global Changemaker Talks Empowering Women Across Time Zones

Marcia Dyson on leading social and political causes around the world

The word “empowerment” isn’t just a catch phrase for Marcia Dyson it’s her life’s…

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Top Podcasts for Business and Life Inspiration

Use as a resource to learn actionable tips and advice on business and life

If you love listening to stories about how people became successful, podcast are a great…

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‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’ Archived in Library of Congress

The history-making album shapes American sound and culture

At the 41st Annual Grammy Awards in 1999, Lauryn Hill made history as the first…

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Brandy Makes Broadway Debut in ‘Chicago’

Brandy proves to be an all-star talent once again

If we had to sum up Brandy’s career using one of her album titles, we’d…

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Evelyn Lozada Lands Reality Show on Oprah’s OWN

The Basketball Wives star is ready make her appearance on TV again

According to recent reports, Evelyn Lozada from Basketball Wives has landed a new reality show…

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BlackLivesMatter: The Young Woman Behind the Hashtag

Alicia Garza uses her voice and social media to fight for human rights

Alicia Garza is the 34-year-old who inspired the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter. Upon her discovery that George…

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Former U.S. Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. to Be Released from Prison

The Ex-US Rep spent roughly half of his sentence behind bars

According to reports, former U.S. Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. is set to be released from…

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Rihanna’s Kid Movie ‘Home’ Pulls In $9.6 Million at U.K. Box Office

Rihanna makes the top of the charts her 'Home'

Topping music’s charts is as simple as batting an eye for Rihanna. Over the weekend,…

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NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment to Launch TV Hosting Workshop at ABFF

Course to be led by Hollywood talent manager Marki Costello

The search for the next TV star comes to the American Black Film Festival as…

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Kerry Washington Says Poor, LGBT and People of Color Must be Allies

Kerry Washington urges every 'other' to fight together

The GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) Media Awards took place on Saturday, and…

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5 Splurgy Worthy Hotels

Check out these luxury hotels that might be worth the extra money

A 24-hour personal butler and private plunge pool in the middle of your room. …

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‘Empire’ and American Black Film Festival Take Over Brooklyn

Fans of the hit TV show gathered to watch finale drama of the Lyon Family

Check out hot moments from the standing-room only event and more from watchers of the…

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5 Must See Art Exhibits This Spring

Museums are a treasure trove of learning and inspiration

All around the world, museums host permanent and temporary exhibits to showcase experiences, historical artifacts,…

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Gloria Steinem on Black Women: ‘They Invented the Feminist Movement’

Activist details her journey and how, united, women can be a powerful force

Activist and journalist Gloria Steinem shares how black women impacted the feminist movement and how…

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‘Empire’ Star Power: Oprah and Common Set to Join Show

Co-creator Lee Daniels confirms parts written for the mogul and hip-hop star

Lee Daniels tells sources that he has written parts for the multimedia billionaire as well…

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6 Inspiring Commencement Speeches by Women

Messages do more than just inspire new graduates

At the heart of an amazing commencement speech is the speaker’s ability to captivate an…

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Deborah Cox Returns to Broadway as Josephine Baker

We're confident the talent will do this iconic role plenty justice

Deborah Cox solidified herself as one of the greats in 1998 when she released “How…

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FACE Africa Hosting 6th Annual WASH Gala: Instilling Clean Water Initiatives and Programs in West Africa

The event is aiming to raise $300,000 to provide residents with safe water

FACE Africa is hosting its sixth annual WASH gala, which will help provide clean water…

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Entrepreneurs Summit: Legendary Producer and Arranger Quincy Jones to Receive Trailblazer Award

The music legend to be honored with his mentor, Clarence Avant

Music legend Quincy Jones will be honored as an exemplary leader in entertainment with a…

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Gina Prince-Bythewood Working on BlackLives Matter Pilot for Fox and Imagine

Oscar nominated writer/director and American Black Film Festival alum does work that matters

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Appearing at last year’s Plunge Culture and Creativity Conference, produced by Black Enterprise and…

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10th Women of Power Summit Most Successful of All Time

Black Enterprise’s Women of Power Summit breaks attendance and sponsorship records

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

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Travel Around the World in NYC Without Jumping on a Plane

A metro card can get you far in a city filled with history and culture

New York City is one of the few places in the world, where you can…

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3 Quick Tips for Writing and Publishing Book

Top-selling author shares what helped her kick off writing

Beyond making the decision to write about something you know, you should have a good…

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SXSW 2015 is Here: Attend Interactive, Film and Music Festivals and Conferences

The extravagant festivals and conferences are being held in Austin, Texas

South by Southwest 2015 took off on Friday, March 13th and will take place through…

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ABFF Hosts Empire Season Finale Watch Event

ABFF and Empire take over Brooklyn

TV’s hottest new show “Empire” comes to an end with a two-hour season finale on…

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Beyond the Runway with Fashion Model Flaviana Matata

The model talks fashion and philanthropy

When Flaviana Matata won the Miss Universe Tanzania pageant in 2007, she had no idea…

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Power 105.1′s Angie Martinez and The Breakfast Club Take Over Our World with Black Enterprise

Power 105.1's leading radio hosts talk life and careers

Power 105.1′s Angie Martinez, hosts of The Breakfast Club and more to appear on Our…

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6 Great Books to Read for Women’s History Month

Celebrate these women's contributions to the world

For over 30 years, the United States has dedicated the month of March to honor…

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Women of Power: How to Make a Vision Board

Lisa Nichols gave women the power to manifest goals through creative visualization

Vision Boards are a powerful way to manifest dreams and goals in life. So the…

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Taraji P. Henson Confirmed as Celebrity Ambassador for 2015 American Black Film Festival

'Empire' star's confirmation comes on the heels of creation of ABFF Ventures

Taraji P. Henson’s confirmation comes on the heels of Black Enterprise and Film Life, Inc’s…

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$7.4 Million Judgment: Robin Thicke and Pharrell Lose Case in Marvin Gaye Suit

'Blurred Lines' at center of infringement; Clifford "TI" Harris found harmless in case

A jury ruled in favor of Marvin Gaye’s family in a copyright infringement case against…

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Women’s History Month: Advocacy Group Honors Global Leaders at Library of Congress

Global Connections for Women Foundation hosts first female president of Malawi, among other honorees

Check out highlights from the Global Connections for Women Foundation (GC4W) honors gala, hosted at…

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6 African American Women Who Shaped History

Check out the list and celebrate these notable women

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The celebration of Women’s History began as a weekly national celebration in 1981. Six years…

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Ready for Spring Break? Check out the Top Four Destinations for Fun and Relaxation

Spring break destinations for families and young adults

With spring break right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to decide if you’ll…

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5 of the Worlds Best Marathons for Your Bucket List

Check out some of the best adventurous marathons around the world

Running a marathon is one of the most popular activities on peoples bucket list.…

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50 Cent’s Two-Year-Old Son Snags $700,000 Modeling Deal

Two-year-old Sire Jackson has a job making more than most adults

At just 2-years-old, rapper 50 Cent’s son Sire already has a modeling career, cashing in…

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Phylicia Rashad Returns to TV as Lesbian FBI Agent in ‘For Justice’

Phylicia Rashad and another 'Cosby' make surprising TV comebacks

Our favorite TV mom is returning to the screen, this time as a lesbian FBI…

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Arts Festival Seeks LGBT Storytellers Of Color

Call for submissions of works open to filmmakers, playwrights, web series producers and visual artists

Filmmakers, playwrights, web series producers, and visual artists can present their work during a two…

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RECAP: 2015 Chicago Auto Show

Lexus Listening Lounge brings riveting performances to event

Artists Carl Thomas, Todd Kessler, and Andra Day and more for attendees at the 2015…

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10 Inspirational Quotes for International Women’s Day

Be empowered this month with these insights from power females

On March 8, countries around the world will celebrate the achievements of women for International…

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How To Live the Good Life: Watch 5 Inspirational TED Talks by Women

TED talks provide inspiration in a powerful way

Ask any one person, “What is the good life?” And you’ll get a thousand different…

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Women’s History Month: 7 Fun, Enlightening Ways to Celebrate

Each year in March, organizations, schools and communities throughout the nation promote a multicultural women’s…

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Dance Theatre of Harlem Honors Opera Singer Jessye Norman

Norman awarded the Arthur Mitchell Vision Award

Dance Theater of Harlem honors award-winning opera singer Jessye Norman with the Arthur Mitchell Vision…

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This Day In History – Tiger Flowers Wins Middleweight Boxing Title

He was the first African American after Jack Johnson to challenge for a world title

On this day in 1926, Theodore “Tiger” Flowers became the first African American middleweight boxing…

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‘Motown 25′ Returns to TV to Close Out Black History Month

The long anticipated rebroadcast will take place on Saturday night

As we’re nearing the end of Black History Month, a very special rebroadcast will be…

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5 Movies to Inspire You to Travel the World

Check out these films to get you excited about planning your next trip

There’s nothing like watching a movie that inspires you to travel the world. Whether you’re…

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HBO’s Diversity Plan for Hollywood

As sponsors of the American Black Film Festival, HBO takes the lead in creating Hollywood diversity

The second annual release of the Hollywood Diversity Report by UCLA’s Ralph J. Bunche Center…

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This Day In History: White Supremacist John King Sentenced to Death

Justice was served on Feb. 25, 1999

On June 7, 1998, James Byrd. Jr. was murdered by three white supremacists in Jasper,…

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First Female President of Malawi On the Hardest Decisions She’s Ever Made

Dr. Joyce Banda reveals some of the toughest decisions faced during her career

As Malawi’s first female president and Africa’s second, Dr. Joyce Bander’s legacy and career make…

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WATCH: Social Media Week Live Stream

Top leaders in the tech industry share their insights with us

Social Media Week 2015 is currently taking place all over the world. Bloggers, readers, editors,…

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Social Media Week: Black Enterprise Hosts Event Centered on Activism in Today’s Digital Age

Join Charles Wade, Wagatwe Wanjuki and Kelly Pierre-Louis for special event

With social media activism taking rise, Black Enterprise is hosting a Social Media Week event…

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The Search for America’s Next Black Comedians

Submissions are open for the American Black Film Festival’s Comedy Wings Competition sponsored by HBO

Black Enterprise and Film Life, Inc. join forces to bring the 19th annual American Black…

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This Day In History: First Black Woman to Receive an M.D.

Rebecca Lee Crumpler earned her degree at a time when education for women was uncommon

Rebecca Lee Crumpler was born free in 1831 in Delaware, and was raised by her…

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Patricia Arquette Calls People of Color and Gays to Fight for Women

Patricia Arquette makes an insensitive comment on race and sexual orientation

One of the most talked about moments from Sunday night’s Oscars was Patricia Arquette’s acceptance speech…

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Deanii Scott on WBLS’ ‘Defining Moments in Black History’

The Hot 97.1 digital producer shares her special moment with us

Deanii Scott, Hot 97‘s social media producer, shared on WBLS her defining moment in black…

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Entrepreneur’s Summit: Reginald Hudlin Confirmed to Attend

Famed writer, director, and producer will share knowledge and host ABFF buzz party

Reginald Hudlin will attend Black Enterprise’s Entrepreneur’s Summit to host An American Black Film Festival…

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Maya Angelou Honored with Forever Stamp

The beloved author, actress and poet will always be remembered

On Monday, Feb. 23, the U.S. Postal Service announced that the beloved actress and poet Maya Angelou…

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Common and John Legend Win Oscar for ‘Glory’, Plus Moving Performance

Common and John Legend leave audience in tears after "Glory"

Last night viewers all across the country tuned into ABC network to watch The Oscars.…

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

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