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Comics Defy Conventional Wisdom: Business Booming After Embracing Digital And Print

Trending upward, comics sales breaking records, thriving in print and digital.

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Black Enterprise Golf and Tennis Challenge: 10 Facts About Chris Spencer

"Real Husbands of Hollywood" creator will be featured host

“Real Husbands of Hollywood” creator, Chris Spencer, will be hosting the Black Enterprise Golf and…

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Malcolm-Jamal Warner Will Appear on ‘Sons of Anarchy’

Actor set to appear in at least two episodes

Former Huxtable, Malcolm-Jamal Warner will appear on the motorcycle series, “Sons of Anarchy” for the…

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25 #RichWhitePeopleProblems You Never Knew Existed

Trending topic picks up speed on social media

With huge U.S. wealth disparity, BlackEnterprise.com takes a look at #RichWhitePeopleProblems, a hashtag gaining popularity…

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#TBH: What Every Parent Needs To Know About Popular Hashtags

Hashtags can provide valuable insight and emotional red flags

Learn how to speak the language of teens on social media from dirty words to…

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On his first meeting with former South African President Nelson Mandela   "The new South Africa needs us. To be specific, if a truly, multiracial state will grow out of apartheid’s ashes, it needs contributions of African American skills and financial resources. That was the message President Mandela delivered to a gathering of prominent black American business and political leaders when he visited BLACK ENTERPRISE’s offices a year after he gained his freedom. Black America has created, sustained and grown its own businesses and sent executives to the nation’s largest corporations. South Africa needs this knowledge."

International Day: World Remembers Nelson Mandela

Black Enterprise remembers global and national treasure on first International Day since his death

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Today, July 18 marks Nelson Mandela International Day, in honor of the former…

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N.W.A.’s ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Casting Call Causes Controversy

Sheets with descriptions of women raise eyebrows and criticism

With the N.W.A. biopic currently filming, ‘Straight Outta Compton’ courted its first bit of controversy…

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Brooklyn Eighth-Grade Metal Band Signs Major Record Deal with Sony

Young musicians could earn up to $1.7 million from record deal

A Brooklyn eighth-grade metal band inks a major record deal with Sony that could earn…

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Tupac Shakur Musical Closes After A Month

Weak ticket sales and other factors led to early demise

The rap musical “Holler If Ya Hear Me,” that pays homage to the music of …

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10 Twitter Reactions To Marvel Introducing A Black Captain America

Comic company adding diversity to its list of accomplishments

Several years and a day after turning Thor into a woman, Sam Wilson, aka Falcon,…

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MTV Video Music Awards Nominations: Beyonce Leads With 8

Iggy Azalea and Eminem get seven nominations each

Beyonce leads the nominees with eight nods for this year’s MTV Video Music Awards, taking…

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The 3rd Annual Champions for Choice Event for the AFC in Conjunction with The 2014 ESPY Awards

Hosts for the event were Laila Ali, Lisa Leslie, Jalen Rose and Stephen A. Smith

Several former players and celebrities came out to support The 3rd Annual Champions for Choice…

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2K Sports Debuts Kevin Durant Cover

Pharrell Williams curated soundtrack for top-selling basketball game

Kevin Durant starring in 2K Sports’ upcoming title, with Pharrell Williams curating the soundtrack for…

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Confirmed: Samuel L. Jackson Joins Cast Of ‘Tarzan’ Movie

No word as to who the Oscar nominee will play

Oscar nominee Samuel L. Jackson will join the cast of David Yates’ ‘Tarzan’ movie.

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Inmate Stock-Picker Called ‘Oracle of San Quentin’

Man serving 54-years-to-life for murder has uncanny ability with investing

A convicted murderer in San Quentin shows fellow inmates how to avoid debt and pick…

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Bill Cosby Returning to NBC With New Show

Show is set to air next year

Bill Cosby will be making a return to the network that housed his legendary sitcom,…

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Travelers flock to the Caribbean for its beautiful  beaches, good food and perfect weather but there’s one overlooked  element that may be of wanderlust interest too---fashion. Burgeoning  designers in the United States and Europe are able to showcase their  work in popular fashion week showcases but Caribbean designers tend to  get over looked, so that’s where St. Maarten’s inaugural 2014 Color Revolution comes in. It’s aimed at providing a platform for up and coming  Caribbean designers who have the skills to be showcased on an  international level, but also to encourage sartorial enthusiasts around the world to consider new travel destinations for shopping sprees and  buying inventory.

Highlights from Color Revolution include Donna Dove’s convertible  dress-shirt collection, Lisa Faye's tye-dye caftans and dresses, and  Kaj’s breezy resort wear. Click through the gallery for more pieces from  the Color Revolution collections. --Starrene Rhett Rocque

Caribbean Fashion: St. Maarten’s Color Revolution

Burgeoning Caribbean designers expand their brand exposure

Check out photo highlights from top Caribbean designers from St. Maarten’s 2014 Color Revolution.

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EXCLUSIVE: Rick Ross Talks Empire Building & Rebranding

Rapper and entrepreneur opens up about franchising, conquering the business world

Rapper and entrepreneur Rick Ross opens up on conquering business world.

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Girl Gone Geek: Jamila Rowser Brings Unique Chic to the Masses

Blogger talks digital culture and expanding reach of black nerds

Blogger, Jamila Rowser, BlackEnterprise.com chatted with Rowser on how digital culture and her fight for…

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Queen Latifah to Play Legendary Blues Singer Bessie Smith

Film, being shot in Atlanta, will debut next year

Queen Latifah will play the role of blues singer Bessie Smith in an upcoming HBO…

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The 10 Most Inspiring ‘Humans Of NY’ Stories You Should See

Photoblog's telling visuals and commentary have gone viral on social media

Photographer Brandon Stanton started “Humans of New York” a New York City-based photoblog that has…

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Stacey Dash Lashes Out at Kanye West

Actress says, 'Maybe he needs to spend some time on Rikers Island'

Stacey Dash took offense to Kanye West comparing paparazzi coming after him to being raped,…

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Beyoncé Donates $7 Million to Help Homeless in Houston

Superstar continues to use platform to expand philanthropic work

Not one to forget where she comes from, Beyonce has donated $7 million to help…

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Emmy Nominations: Don Cheadle, Idris Elba and Kerry Washington Among Nominees

Check out the list of top black actors vying for awards

This year at the Emmy Awards, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Idris Elba, Don Cheadle, Cicely Tyson, Kerry…

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Jay-Z Being Sued By Former Engineer

Chauncey Mahan claims he's entitled to co-ownership of hip-hop star's masters

Chauncey Mahan, former engineer for Jay-Z, is suing him to claim co-ownership of Jay’s masters

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10 Facts About Children’s Author Walter Dean Myers

Did you know that the deceased writer penned over 100 books?

Famed author, Walter Dean Myers, was known for the storied tales of life in the…

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Crystal Clarke Joins Cast of Star Wars: Episode VII

Newcomer Crystal Clarke will appear in the latest movie

Crystal Clarke joins Lupita Nyong’o in the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. It’s the…

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Jay Z Wants To End Extreme Poverty By 2030

Can the 'god MC' fulfill his goal?

The Roc Nation CEO aims to tap into his more philanthropic side, as Jay Z…

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Red, White, Blue … and Black: America’s Diversity Shines During World Cup Fever

Global tournament ignites African American passion and patriotism

World Cup fever ignites African American passion and diasporan patriotism for global sport.

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘TK In The AM’

If you're unfamiliar with the popular radio veteran, get hip now

Tasty Keish, a popular radio veteran, is a force you should know as ‘TK in…

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‘Real Housewives’ Apollo Nida Sentenced to 8 Years for Fraud

Reality TV star gets leniency from judge, avoids 30-year imprisonment

Cast member and husband of Phaedra Parks of the Real Housewives of Atlanta was sentenced…

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Children’s Book Author Walter Dean Myers Dead at 76

He often wrote about disenfranchised black children and their struggles

The three-time National Book Award nominee, Walter Dean Myers, wrote about the plight of young,…

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Jamie Roberts Does ‘Comedy With A Purpose’

'I want to be recognized as one of the top working comedians in entertainment'

Jamie Roberts is a rising comedian who hosts comedy shows in NY and has a…

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Millennials Choose Smartphones Over Deodorant

Report also finds older adults ranked phones and deodorant as equal in importance

The Bank of America Trends in Consumer Mobility report finds millennials reveal they believe a…

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Kanye West and Kim Kardashian Start a New Business

Newlywed couple has decided to start 'flipping houses'

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, after renovating a new house, has decided to sell it…

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Essence’s 20th Anniversary Festival Largest Ever

Event surpassed last year's total of 543,000 attendees

The 20th anniversary of the Essence Festival drew more than 550,000 attendees, surpassing last year’s…

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Tupac Shakur’s Legacy Hits Broadway

Hip-hop musical featuring rap icon's music and lyrics appeals to new audiences

A new Broadway play highlighting the life and works of Tupac Shakur hits theaters but…

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10 Best #ShmoneyDance Videos Gone Viral

Next-gen Brooklyn, N.Y., rappers create viral Web sensation

Bobby Shmurda and his Brooklyn crew have created a viral sensation called the “Shmoney Dance”…

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Columbus Short Involved in Another ‘Scandal’

Actor arrested recently for public intoxication

Columbus Short was arrested, once again, for an altercation in Dallas—this time for public intoxication.

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Black Enterprise Golf and Tennis Challenge: 10 Facts About Performer Jeffrey Osborne

Did you know that the singer is a favorite of President Obama?

Jeffrey Osborne will be performing at Black Enterprise’s Golf and Tennis Challenge in Palm Beach…

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New York’s WestView Newspaper Calls Obama the N-Word

Was this race baiting at its finest?

The WestView News, a community newspaper in New York, published a piece in its July…

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Tyler Perry Trademarks ‘What Would Jesus Do’

Box-office mainstay scores a coup in owning the popular phrase

If Tyler Perry is planning to create a ‘What Would Jesus Do’ movie, he can…

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Andre Harrell Appointed Vice Chairman Of REVOLT TV

He will helm inaugural REVOLT Music Conference in Miami this year

Andre Harrell is now vice chairman of REVOLT TV and will oversee the REVOLT Music…

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Black Celebs Dominate Forbes’ ’10 Most Powerful’ List

Who are the most powerful celebrities in the world at the moment?

Black celebrities dominate Forbes’ ‘Most Powerful List’ which includes Floyd Mayweather, Beyonce, Oprah and Dr.…

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15 Twitter Reactions To Bobby Brown’s BBQ Launch

If you don't know, know that the Internets don't play fair.

A whole generation regarded Bobby Brown as the King of the Stage. His late wife,…

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Black Mt. Rushmore: What African American Leaders Are On Yours?

Who are the top leaders that would be immortalized in granite?

If there were a Black Mt. Rushmore, what African-American faces should be sculpted and chiseled…

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Essence Festival Expected to Break Attendance Record

Its 20th anniversary expected to draw more than 543,000 attendees

Essence Festival’s 20th anniversary is the largest live event in the U.S. and this year…

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Kendrick Lamar Sued Over ‘Section.80′ Copyright Infringement

Will a HiiiPower intervene on Kendrick Lamar's behalf?

Kendrick Lamar is facing his first bout of legal troubles, as he is being sued…

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Instagram To Debut First Original TV Show

Is this a brave new step into the future or nah?

Instagram hopes to debut ‘Artistically Challenged,’ its first original TV show, to the masses exclusively…

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The 15 Realest #NiceGentrifier Tweets You Should See

Gloria Malone's keep-it-real trending topic has elicited strong responses

Gloria Malone’s keep-it-real #NiceGentrifier hashtag has been trending, so we’ve taken the 15 best tweets…

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Michael Jackson’s Estate Being Sued for Footage of his Last Interview

Company claims they legally obtained rights to footage

The estate of Michael Jackson is being sued for the rights to a 2007 video…

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#Jeremy Meeks: From Mug Shot to Modeling Contract?

Mug shot gone viral could lead to modelling contract, reality series

What a way to get discovered. Can a mug shot really land someone a lucrative…

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Immigration Reform: 5 Things We Learned From Russell Simmons

All Def Digital CEO speaks on the future of policy and diversity in the nation

Russell Simmons, All Def Digital CEO, took to his HuffPost blog to bring awareness to…

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Harlem Hot Spot: One Entrepreneur’s Story of Passion, Longevity and Diversity

Cove Lounge's Alyah Horsford-Sidberry talks passion for entrepreneurship and power of location

Harlem entrepreneur Alyah Horsford-Sidberry talks longevity in hot location and why she’s passionate about her…

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[PHOTOS] #Freedom50: 10 Riveting Civil Rights Moments That Inspire

In commemoration of the Civil Rights Act anniversary, take a look at iconic moments of activism.

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

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Jet Magazine Launches App; Shutters Magazine

Actress Keke Palmer inaugural cover subject. What do you think?

Legendary Jet Magazine will no longer be available in print stores. No worries, the digital…

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Maya Angelou Honored in ‘Because of Them We Can’ Campaign

Young girls recite "Phenomenal Woman" poem

National “Because of Them We Can” campaign is honoring the late Dr. Angelou with young…

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[VIDEO] Alex Gibney’s ‘Finding Fela’ Trailer Debuts Online

Nigeria's son shines bright in this new documentary.

Oscar award winning filmmaker Alex Gibney (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room) has finally…

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[VIDEO] Have The Roots Gone Pop In New Kellogg-Themed Concert?!

Their latest partnership is the tipping point for a new audience.

There was a time when fans of The Roots were the only ones interested in…

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Jay-Z & Beyoncé’s BET Awards Feature Sparks Twitter Ridicule

Some fans felt misled after the couple's appearance done via remote concert

The 2014 BET Awards closed out with a performance from Jay Z and Beyoncé, but…

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Twitter Reacts To Bobbi Kristina Disrespecting Angela Bassett

Whitney Houston's baby girl had harsh words for the actress

Angela Bassett will direct the ‘Whitney Houston’ docufilm, which has made the late singer’s daughter,…

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10 Facts About Legendary Soul Singer Bobby Womack

Great things you may not have known about an iconic talent who will be missed

Check out unknown facts about Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer, Bobby Womack, who…

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15 Most Critically Outrageous Tweets From #BETAwards

Twitter kept jokes flowing throughout the night of high points---and mishaps

Twitter came out in full force with the most outrageous and critical insights on the…

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Diversity: Lupita Nyong’o and Pharrell In Oscar’s New Group of Potential Voters

Academy cuts velvet rope to let younger, more diverse voices into voting club

Academy cuts velvet rope to let younger, more diverse voices into voting club.

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Aaliyah Biopic: Lead Actress Drops Out

Rep says it was due to production and other issues

Zendaya, who faced criticism for being chosen of the lead role of Aaliyah in planned…

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Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Bobby Womack Dies

Legendary producer inspired and wrote hits for bands including the Rolling Stones

Bobby Womack, producer and singer who wrote and originally recorded Rolling Stones’ first UK No.…

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Exclusive: Keke Palmer’s Television Takeover

Young star talks history-making new show, “Just Keke,” and why age ain’t nothing but a number

In an exclusive interview with BlackEnterprise.com, Keke Palmer speaks on why her new talk show…

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Motion Picture Academy Aiming for Diversity

New efforts seek to change recent numbers: 93% white and 76% male

Academy that decides Oscars has invited 271 people who do not fit typical white male…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Sherri Shepherd And Jenny McCarthy Leave ABC’s ‘The View’

Who will replace her and Jenny McCarthy?

The popular ABC daytime talk show just lost two hosts: Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd.

By Kevin L. Clark

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Frank Ocean Fires Team As He Prepares His Next Album

ID PR contracted as new publicity agency

Odd Future artist Frank Ocean has fired his management and publicity team.

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Clifford ‘T.I.’ Harris Developing ‘Sisterhood Of Hip-Hop’ Reality TV Show

Grand Hustle CEO going into reality TV business for himself

The Grand Hustle CEO, T.I., is going into the reality TV business for himself with…

By Kevin L. Clark

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‘Rise Up’ Dazzles at ABFF North American Premier

Wyclef Jean and Mickey Rourke star in film highlighting corruption in oil-rich Niger Delta

Film at the America Black Film Festival puts Nigeria’s oil corruption under microscope.

By Richard Spiropoulos

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[VIDEO] Man In Blackface Impersonates Kanye In Front Of Kim Kardashian

KimYe has dealt with haters for a while, but blackface is a new one

A recent clip shows just how Kanye West’s then-girlfriend, Kim Kardashian, was offended by a…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Library of Congress Acquires Video Archive of African American Icons

Collection will document the history, culture and legacy of black Americans

The Library of Congress has acquired HistoryMakers invaluable video collection that provides extensive content on…

By Courtney Connley

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TV One’s Roland Martin Talks News For Black America

It’s imperative to tell our stories ourselves

TV One’s “News One Now” hosted by Roland S. Martin premiered on Monday, November 4,…

By Timothy P. Tukes

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Revolt TV Launches ‘HELLO Harlem’ Initiative With Kick-Off Event

Who's who attends to support community initiative

More than 500 leaders in business, philanthropy and entertainment gathered recently to celebrate launch of…

By Janell Hazelwood

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R. Kelly Addresses News of Transgender Teen

Singer previously silent on daughter's disclosure

R. Kelly gives an obtuse answer regarding his daughter, Jaya, who recently announced herself as…

By Kevin L. Clark

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The 2014 Full List: American Black Film Festival Awards Winners

Standouts include Kevin Hart, Spike Lee, Niecy Nash, and Tatyana Ali

At the 2014 American Black Film Festival, standouts included Morris Chestnut, Kevin Hart, Spike Lee,…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Malacka Reed: Makeup and Motivation

Author says, 'I can change a person’s day and emotion from feeling insecure to doing a makeover'

“I have been through hell and found my way to the light and out of…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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‘Think Like A Man Too’ Big Business At ABFF and Box Office

Photo highlights from the 2014 American Black Film Festival

Photo highlights from the 2014 American Black Film Festival

By Derek T. Dingle

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[RECAP] ‘Da Sweet Blood Of Jesus’ At ABFF

Film was controversial and gory, but how was the experience?

This past Sunday (June 22) marked the closing day of the American Black Film Festival.…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Rick Ross Blocked from Detroit Venue

Rapper says he was ‘in fear of his life’

Rick Ross did not make it to his scheduled performance at Detroit’s HOT 107.5 Summer…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Cast of Spike Lee’s ‘Da Sweet Blood of Jesus’ Weigh in on the Film at ABFF In New York

Spike Lee, cast and crew discuss film, ABFF and Kickstarter funding

Spike Lee, cast and crew discuss movie, ABFF and Kickstarter funding for ‘Da Sweet Blood…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Jeff Friday Announces Foundation Support For Black Artists At ABFF Cadillac Event

Our films really matter and are part of the mainstream

Tonya Lewis Lee, Jeff Friday, and actor Eriq La Salle discuss the changing landscape of…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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[RECAP] Black Enterprise Previews Walmart’s 2014 Holiday Season

Check out what's hot in product offerings for the big-box store

Black Enterprise was welcomed by America’s largest retail store to preview Walmart’s upcoming 2014 holiday…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Brandy tore up the stage at the headlining and closing act for the African American Festival in Baltimore, Maryland. (Image: Black Enterprise)

Baltimore African American Festival: Day Two Highlights

More empowerment and entertainment as Brandy closed out with a bang

Day two of the African American Festival in Baltimore, Maryland continued with more food, fun…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Mo’Nique and Isaiah Washington Star In And Produce Gay Indie Film

"Blackbird" is an important coming of age story

“Blackbird,” starring actors Mo’Nique and Isaiah Washington, is an important coming of age story.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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[PHOTOS] Baltimore African American Festival: Day One

Check out the action at the Baltimore African American Festival

Check out the action during the first day of the Baltimore African American Festival.

By Patrick Austin

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Ava DuVernay’s ‘Selma’ Biopic To Be Released Christmas 2014

David Oyelowo stars as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

David Oyelowo stars as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in a biopic directed by Ava…

By Kevin L. Clark

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10 Video Game Podcasts You Should Know About

A must-read list for any professed gamer.

Check out these names and voices for the coolest video game podcasts.

By Kevin L. Clark

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Day Two of the Baltimore African American Festival Begins

More fun, more empowerment and more entertainment for a sunny event

The Baltimore African American Festival continues today with more empowerment, more fun and more concerts.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Because of You: A Conversation with Phylicia and Condola Rashad at ABFF

Star Jones led discussion on motherhood and career choices with TV royalty

The 18th American Black Film Festival presented “Because of You,” a conversation with Phylicia &…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Hollywood’s Leading Men Talk the Influence of Black Males in Media at ABFF

Actors Morris Chestnut, Omari Hardwick and Stephen Bishop talk black men in Hollywood

Actors Morris Chestnut, Omari Hardwick and Stephen Bishop talk black men in Hollywood at ABFF’s…

By Courtney Connley

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African American Festival: Young Military Serviceman Wins Elevator Pitch Contest

Anthony Dale, founder of Social Impact Collective, comes out the victor

At the Baltimore African American Festival, entrepreneurs participated in elevator pitch contest, with judges including…

By Janell Hazelwood

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African American Festival: Business Star Kwame Jackson Talks Black Male Leadership

"Apprentice" alumnus and entrepreneur details how to get past 'no' for the win

At the Baltimore African American Festival, BlackEnterprise.com talked with featured guest Kwame Jackson on black…

By Janell Hazelwood

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African American Festival Kicks Off With Empowerment

Crowds gather for inspiration, excitement and family fun

On June 21, 2014, the African American Festival in Baltimore kicked off with vendors, giveaways…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Think Like A Man’s Will Packer: 5 Keys To Success

Hollywood power player details what it takes to win

Hollywood hitmaker Will Packer, who has grossed more than $598 million worldwide, at the box…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Career v. Relationship: Watch an Exclusive Clip of Bravo’s ‘Married to Medicine’

Catch a sneak peek of this weekend's episode debate on careers and relationships

Watch an exclusive clip of Sunday’s ‘Married to Medicine’ episode where a heated debate ensues…

By Courtney Connley

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HBO to Air Beyonce Concert Series

HBO to Air Beyoncé Concert Series

'Beyonce: X10' can be viewed from June 29th

Beyonce’s HBO series will chronicle performances from superstar’s Mrs. Carter Show World Tour over the…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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D'Angelo will Release An Album This Year

D’Angelo Releasing New Album and Tour This Year

His manager, Kevin Liles, tells Billboard magazine of the plans

It’s been more than 14 years since D’Angelo released ‘Voodoo’ and the audience is still…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Netflix To Create Original Talk Show With Chelsea Handler

Has the shock jock revolutionized late-night talk shows?

Former late-night talk show queen Chelsea Handler is moving on to Netflix for all binge…

By Kevin L. Clark

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BET Sues Transgender Host B. Scott For $150,000

A judge previously ruled in favor of BET, and now B. Scott may have to pay

The war between B. Scott and BET has grown into a big brouhaha. Who will…

By Kevin L. Clark

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First Look: ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Cast Revealed

Introducing the World's Most Dangerous rap crew, N.W.A.

The world’s most dangerous rap crew is coming to the big screen as Dr. Dre…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Actress Lupita Nyong’o Covers Vogue

Actress speaks about recent paparazzi coverage

Actress Lupita Nyong’o discusses her new found fame and recent paparazzi adventures.

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Misty Copeland

Hollywood Insider #3

Did you know that Misty Copeland has a New York Times best-selling book?

Misty Copeland is on a roll with a New York Times Best-selling book, “Life in…

By Gil Robertson

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Big Tigger: Utilizing That Entrepreneurial Spirit to Strengthen the Brand

'I’m always looking for and entertaining entrepreneurial ideas'

Big Tigger is STILL in the industry, thriving—two decades later—and it may take another 20…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Twitter Reacts To Jaden Smith’s ‘Iron Man’ Antics

The young Hollywood star was caught wilding out again

Jaden Smith was caught on camera wearing a cheaply made Iron Man suit.

By Kevin L. Clark

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Anthony Anderson, Food Network

Anthony Anderson to Debut With Food Fest Nation on Food Network

The show premieres Monday, July 21st

The Food Network has announced that actor/comedian Anthony Anderson has his own prime time series…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Univision Implicated In Nielsen Ratings Scandal

The largest Latino broadcast network is looking quite shady

A developing scandal involving Nielsen ratings has widened to include a Univision Communications radio executive…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Tracy Morgan’s Condition Upgraded to Fair

Publicist reveals good news about the comedian's health

Tracey Morgan’s condition has been upgraded from critical to fair condition, his publicist said.

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Life Essentials With Ruby Dee Documentary

Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis Documentary Will Debut at ABFF

The film is directed by their grandson, Muta’Ali

Life’s Essentials with Ruby Dee, part tribute, part history lesson and part coming-of-age story, will…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Chris Spencer: How a Class Clown Became A Successful Businessman

'I was always the class clown but didn't know stand up would be my calling until my junior year in college'

I bet you didn’t know that he is partly responsible for the BET hit show,…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Russell Simmons Talks Fatherhood, Spirituality With Oprah Winfrey

Season finale of Super Soul Sunday airs Father's Day

Oprah sits down with media mogul turned spiritualist Russell Simmons, who shares the secret to…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Viola Davis Narrates Lion King at Harambe Nights

Viola Davis Leads Off Disney’s Harambe Nights

The Tony award-winning actress is the first celebrity narrator for the 20th anniversary production The Lion King: Concert in the Wild

Viola Davis narrates the premiere of The Lion King: Concert in the Wild at Harambe…

By Alisa Gumbs

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African American Festival Performer: 10 Facts about Elise Neal

What do you really know about the actress?

She made her Broadway debut in the short-lived, all-black revival of the Gershwin musical “Oh,…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Documentary ‘The New Black’ To Premier On PBS

Race and religion intersect in the battle for same-sex marriage and equality

Filmmaker Yoruba Richen

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Love Thy Neighbor Returns June 25th

Tyler Perry Comedy ‘Love Thy Neighbor’ Returns June 25

The series makes the rounds back at The Love Train Diner

The show is a half-hour comedy set at The Love Train Diner, a family run…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Will Packer Facts

Hollywood Insider #2

Will Packer is staying busy and find out which two new Bille Woodruff projects are coming to screen

What does it really take to successfully release a black film overseas?

By Gil Robertson

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The Aaron Fresh Interview on BlackEnterprise.com

Baltimore African American Festival Performer: Aaron Fresh

'Performing at the 15 city Teen Island Tour alongside Justin Beiber, My World Tour was an exciting experience'

In the future, expect to see Aaron Fresh on the World Stage singing, acting and…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Cast Announced for New Tyler Perry Show

The name of the new series is “If Loving You is Wrong”

The new series, premiering September 2014, follows the relationships of a group of husbands and…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Iconic Director Kenny Leon Wins First Career Tony Award For A Raisin In The Sun

Next up is Holler If Ya Hear Me based on music of Tupac

Kenny Leon won his first career Tony on Sunday night for best director for the…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Halle Berry Will Pay $16,000 Child Support

Halle Berry to Pay $16,000 Monthly in Child Support

Actress ordered to pay ex-model beau

A Los Angeles court has stated that the actress must pay Aubry $16,000 a month…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Kevin Roper Was Up 24 Hours before Tracy Morgan accident

Driver Charged in Tracy Morgan Crash Was Awake for 24 Hours

Morgan still listed in critical condition

Kevin Roper, the Wal-Mart driver responsible for the crash that involved comedian, Tracey Morgan, hadn’t…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Audra McDonald wins 6th Tony Award

Audra McDonald Makes Broadway History

Actress wins her 6th Tony Award creating milestone

Last night’s win was the 6th time Audra McDonald’s name was called to receive the…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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The ABFF

The 18th ABFF Releases Official Screening Schedule for This Year’s Festival

Think Like A Man Too and Da’ Sweet Blood of Jesus are the opening and closing films

The multifaceted themes of the roster of films are reflective of ABFF’s new backdrop, New…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Yaya Dacosta Will Play Whitney Houston

Yaya DaCosta Cast As Whitney Houston In Lifetime Movie

Angela Bassett on board to direct her first film

The movie is due to debut in 2015

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Review: Postcards From Cookie By Caroline Clarke

Unsought revelations about the author's adoption triggers a joyful and challenging expansion of the definition and experience of family.

Unsought revelations about the author’s adoption—including her connection to a legendary entertainer—triggers a joyful and…

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Lupita Nyong’o Will Produce Americanah

Will turn Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel into a feature film

“It is such an honor to have the opportunity to bring Ms. Adichie’s brilliant book…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Ryan Leslie Introduces Disruptive Media

Ryan Leslie Introduces Disruptive Multimedia

'This is a revolutionary model for audiences to be able to communicate with their favorite artists.'

Ryan Leslie has developed a direct artist-to-fan platform

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Sandals Foundation Celebrates 5 Years, Announces Partnership with Dwyane Wade

Will launch programs and initiatives to benefit youth in underserved communities in the Caribbean and Miami.

Together, The Sandals Foundation and Wade’s World Foundation will launch programs and initiatives to benefit…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Will Smith May Star As a Forensic Neuropathologist

If he signs on, he will play Dr. Bennet Omalu

Will Smith is in talks to star in a drama based on the GQ article,…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Revolt TV 2014 Upfront Presentation

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Revolt TV

Almost a year later, we spotlight some unique aspects of the company.

On October 21, 2013, Sean “Diddy” Combs and Keith Clinkscales fulfilled their dream of bringing…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Swizz Beatz Joins Monster as Investor, Board Member

CEO Status: 6 Career Lessons from Swizz Beatz Breakfast Club Interview

Award-winning producer schools millennials on the importance of ownership

Producer Swizz Beatz stopped by The Breakfast Club to talk about his enrollment in Harvard…

By Courtney Connley

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Hollywood Insider

What really happened at the Arsenio Hall Show? Where did Oprah make an appearance recently?

Filming is underway in Trinidad and Tobago on the upcoming comedy “GROWN GIRLS GETAWAY,” starring…

By Gil Robertson

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ABFF’s Founder Jeff Friday to Ring Closing Bell at NASDAQ Today, June 4

Commemorates the 18th ABFF taking place in New York City

Jeff will be joined by actresses Tika Sumpter and Condola Rashad, as well as entertainment…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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The ABFF

The American Black Film Festival: 10 Facts About The ABFF

Check out some things you may not have known about The ABFF

What do you really know about the actual festival?

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Maya Angelou Memorial at Wake Forest

Maya Angelou Memorial Service Will Be at Wake Forest

Will take place at Wake Forest University’s Wait Chapel on Saturday, June 7 at 10 a.m.

Dr. Maya Angelou’s family has arranged a private memorial service in Wake Forest University’s Wait…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Lupita Nyong’o is Cast in ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

Academy Award winner continues her rise with new role

According to Entertainment Weekly, Lupita Nyong’o will be in the next installment of the “Star…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Forbes names Michelle Obama in their top 100 most powerful women

Michelle Obama Lands in Top 10 on The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women

The First Lady comes in at number 8

Michelle Obama is the highest ranked Black woman on this year’s list.

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Wendy Williams Opens Star-Studded All Female Comedy Affair in Las Vegas

New residency at The Venetian has girl power

Before Smokey Robinson brought Australian sensation Human Nature to the Sands Showroom at The Venetian…

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Treach will appear on VH1 Couples Therapy

Naughty By Nature’s Treach to Appear on ‘VH1 Couples Therapy With Dr. Jenn’

Will be on the show with girlfriend, Cicely Evans

The fifth season of “VH1 Couples Therapy with Dr. Jenn” premieres Wednesday, September 10 at…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Randy Wilkins: Protégé of Spike Lee

“[Spike] is definitely somebody who has helped my career, has helped my filmmaking skills, and he has helped me improve my craft”

“I’ve been in film for around 10 years now,” says Wilkins, who most recently was…

By The Shadow League

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Oprah To Pay Special Tribute To Maya Angelou

OWN airs encore presentations of conversations with the literary icon Sunday, June 1

Oprah Winfrey has sat down with her beloved mentor and internationally acclaimed author Maya Angelou…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Stacey Dash Hired by FOX News

'Clueless' actress has a stage to share her views

“Stacey is an engaging conversationalist whose distinctive viewpoints amongst her Hollywood peers have spawned national…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Risk and Reward: Clay Donahue Fontenot, One of the Most ‘Sought-After’ Stuntmen in the Business

Award-winning professional belongs to rare breed

Award-winning stuntman belongs to rare breed of professionals paid to risk personal safety during a…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Will Packer Facts

The American Black Film Festival: 10 Facts About Will Packer

What do you really know about the producer of Think Like A Man Too?

Will Packer’s first feature film Trois premiered at ABFF in 1999 and he has participated…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Top 10 Works of Maya Angelou

Here's a list of the literary icon's best work and must-reads in poetry and autobiographical books

All over the world people are mourning the death of a literary icon, Dr. Maya…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Helen Little

Helen Little: ‘Radio is More Like An Evolution of a Medium’

'With so many music delivery options today, you can be anywhere and listen to anything'

Radio was the first place people went for immediate, local information, the newest in music…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Author Maya Angelou Dies at 86

Actress, composer, and Hollywood's first female black director

Maya Angelou, singer, dancer, actress, composer, and Hollywood’s first female black director, has died at…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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10 Facts About Producer Shonda Rhimes

Here’s a little trivia about the Scandal creator and ABC top earning African American female showrunner

Shonda Rhimes is best known as the creator, head writer, and executive producer of three…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Women of Power

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Watch Sonia Alleyne’s Interview with Venus Williams at This Year’s Women of Power Summit [Video]

Venus Williams was one of the featured speakers at this year’s Women of Power Summit.

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Women of Power: Pushing Past Fear To Make Your Next Career Move

At the Black Enterprise Women of Power summit, attendees learn how to push past fears…

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