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Iconic Artist and Humanitarian Annie Lee Dies at 79 Harry Belafonte, Steve McQueen and More Attend Andrew Goodman Hidden Hero Awards Impress Your Guests With a Holiday Brunch GrassROOTS Community Foundation Hosts Fundraising Concert 10 Motivational Quotes to Inspire You to Live Your Best Life [RECAP] Live Civil Tour Empowers Young Leaders New York City OWN Announces 2015 Line-Up [PHOTOS] Black Enterprise and Lexus Celebrate ‘The Good Life’ With Industry Influencers Black Women in Film Come Together for NYC Film Festival Google Hangout: What Does It Mean to Live ‘The Good Life’? 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Iconic Artist and Humanitarian Annie Lee Dies at 79

Artist Annie Lee passed away on November 24th at age 79, leaving behind her daughter,…

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Harry Belafonte, Steve McQueen and More Attend Andrew Goodman Hidden Hero Awards

Hollywood vet presents legendary director with Media Hero Award

Harry Belafonte, Steve McQueen and more get recognized at the Andrew Goodman Hidden Hero Awards

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Chef James "JR" Robinson presents a holiday brunch

Impress Your Guests With a Holiday Brunch

Celebrity chef James "JR" Robinson shows you how to put a new twist on usual gathering

Hell’s Kitchen contestant chef James “JR” Robinson shows you how to throw a holiday brunch…

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GrassROOTS Community Foundation Hosts Fundraising Concert

Board member Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter helps raise awareness for well-being of young women

The GrassROOTS Community Foundation hosted their third annual “Give Thanks: Cocktail Fundraiser & Concert” in…

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10 Motivational Quotes to Inspire You to Live Your Best Life

What does it mean to live a “good life”?

What does it mean to live a “good life”? Whether it’s traveling to…

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[RECAP] Live Civil Tour Empowers Young Leaders New York City

Brand ambassador and influencer stops in Big Apple to inspire

Brand ambassador and young influencer Karen Civil hosts empowering event part of her Live Civil…

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OWN Announces 2015 Line-Up

The network releases new shows for next year

Clear your DVRs, OWN lovers. The network announced the premiere dates for fan-favorites and a…

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On Nov. 20, Black Enterprise celebrated 'The Good Life,' with a special VIP event in New York City, sponsored by Lexus.  The special interactive mixer hosted top influencers and entertainers, who detailed what it took to take their careers and lives to the next level via power networking and an exclusive Google hangout. Top-rated Power 105 radio host Angela Yee, seen, left, with Our World with Black Enterprise host, Paul C. Brunson, was the featured power woman who hosted an in-vehicle experience and chat.

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[PHOTOS] Black Enterprise and Lexus Celebrate ‘The Good Life’ With Industry Influencers

Black Enterprise hosted a special VIP event in New York City to celebrate “The Good…

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Black Women in Film Come Together for NYC Film Festival

Documentaries, panels and films highlight AAWIC film festival

The African American Women in Cinema Film Festival seeks to support women of color in…

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Google Hangout: What Does It Mean to Live ‘The Good Life’?

Black Enterprise, with Lexus, explores topic with industry leaders and celebs

Black Enterprise and Lexus explored ‘The Good Life’ at a VIP Google Hangout with influencers…

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Professor Linda Hill, Jacquette Timmons and More to Appear on Women of Power

An all new episode of female empowerment and inspiration to air this weekend

Harvard professor Linda Hill, financial expert Jacquette Timmons and more to appear on an all…

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Nate Parker, Entrepreneur Dawn Fitch and More to Appear on Our World

Hosts Paul Brunson and Patricia Cesaire gets insights from today's top business leaders

An all new episode of Our World with Black Enterprise features actor Nate Parker, entrepreneur…

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5 Ways To Experience the Good Life

You can take action to design the life you want

Wherever you are on your journey, living the good life means taking action to design…

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RECAP: Who’s Who of Entertainment Gather to Celebrate ‘The Good Life,’ with Lexus

Black Enterprise hosts lifestyle event in the heart of Chelsea, New York City

Black Enterprise hosted The Good Life event, sponsored by Lexus, gathering top entertainers and influencers…

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‘Beyond the Lights’ Star Nate Parker Talks Stepping Up in Hollywood

Actor tells us why 'Beyond the Lights' is an important film

Actor Nate Parker discusses recent film, ‘Beyond The Lights,’ and chemistry of working with Prince-Bythewood.

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Director Gina Prince-Bythewood Talks Hollywood Boss Moves

Getting the green light can be tough, but this leader makes it happen

Director Gina Prince-Bythewood talks about Hollywood boss moves and reminds us why we used to…

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Director Eric Dean Seaton Offers a Preview of His Graphic Novel Series

The successful television producer reveals his first comic collection

Famous director Eric Dean Seaton reveals his first graphic novel series.

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NBC Nixes Show While TV Land Pulls All ‘Cosby Show’ Episodes

More trouble stems from sexual assault allegations

NBC and TV Land both have left the Bill Cosby business, as the latter pulled…

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November 20: Transgender Day of Remembrance

People around the world commemorate all of those killed by anti-transgender violence

Let’s reflect on all transgender people whose lives have been cut short by violence, simply…

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Actress Janice Dickinson Accuses Cosby; Netflix Shelves Special

Another accusation while Netflix pulls the plug on actor's latest

Model and former reality TV star Janice Dickinson has just come out to join numerous…

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Don Lemon Sparks Outrage After Interview with Alleged Rape Victim

CNN host asks controversial questions of latest woman to speak out in Cosby scandal

Don Lemon has sparked outrage with his latest interview with Joan Tarshis, a publicist who…

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Misty Copeland to Mentor Young Ballerinas in New Oxygen Series

Renowned ballerina will serve as executive producer of new Oxygen show

Renowned ballerina, Misty Copeland, lands new docuseries on Oxygen

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Bob Marley’s Family Helps Launch Global Marijuana Brand

Family works with private equity firm to expand business and cultural legacy

Rita Marley, widow of music legend Bob Marley, has helped launch a marijuana brand with…

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Lifetime’s Aaliyah Biopic No. 2 Cable Telepic of the Year

Film, which faced staunch criticism, got 3.2 million viewers during premiere

Despite many negative reactions and controversy, Lifetime’s Aaliyah biopic had 3.2 million viewers, making it…

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Whoopi Goldberg Skeptical About Bill Cosby Rape Allegations

"I have a lot of questions for the lady," host says.

The legendary comedian, Whoopi Goldberg, is skeptical about her friend Bill Cosby and allegations of…

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Oprah’s Favorite Things: The Affordable Edition

Great gift ideas for family, friends and colleagues

Check out some gift options for your loved ones, your colleagues and your friends this…

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Side Hustle: 4 Lucrative Celebrity Passion Projects That Rock

These industry leaders successfully expanded their brands beyond their main gigs

From food and fashion to design and technology, here are some of our favorite multi-passionate…

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The Good, the Bad, the Ugly: Top Social Media Reactions to Aaliyah Biopic

From film critics to celebrities who knew her, the reviews tanked

From the good to the bad to the ugly, critics, celebs and fans react to…

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Twitter Celebrates Black Love As Solange Knowles Marries Alan Ferguson

Jay Z, Beyoncé and Blue Ivy were present for New Orleans wedding

New Orleans was a hotspot as Solange Knowles got married at the Marigny Opera House…

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9 Motivating Faith Leaders to Follow on Instagram

Follow these inspirational figures to add some positivity to your day

These are 10 faith leaders who have inspirational Instagram accounts and post positive pictures that…

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Lisa Price, Star Jones, and Melba Moore to Appear on Women of Power TV

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

Lisa Price, Star Jones, Melba Moore and others to be featured on an all new…

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Jeffrey Osborne, Carnival Cruises CEO and More to Appear on ‘Our World’

Hosts Paul Brunson and Patricia Cesaire get insights from today's leading CEOs and entrepreneurs

Jeffrey Osborne, Carnival Cruises CEO and more to appear on an all new episode of…

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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Kevin Hart to Star in ‘Central Intelligence’

The duo are already teasing their team-up on social media

All hands on deck! It appears that the Hollywood box office is going to be…

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Civil Rights Group Says Bravo TV Profiting From Black Violence

Color of Change urging network to stop airing fights involving people of color

ColorofChange.org urging network to stop airing fights involving black people against one another.

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The Video Game Industry Grows At Four Times The U.S. Economy

More than nine percent in real compound annual growth from 2009 to 2012

In a new report from the Entertainment Software Association and Economists Inc., the video game…

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Paper Mag Hoopla: Has Kanye West Ruined Kim Kardashian’s Brand?

Social media reacts to reality star's provocative mag cover

Kim Kardashian’s provocative cover has been the talk of the Web, with some wondering whether…

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Ava DuVernay’s ‘Selma’ Receives Standing Ovation At AFI Fest

Oprah Winfrey praised the director and actor David Oyelowo

Paramount’s Selma made a splash Tuesday night at the 2014 AFI Fest where it drew a…

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Entrepreneurial Inspiration: Top Ten Instagram Accounts to Follow

These celebs have the most entertaining Instagram's for any motivated entrepreneur

Social media has impacted our society in profound ways. Communicating has been made easier, and…

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Bill Cosby Invite For Twitter Memes Leads to Ridicule

Sexual assault allegations continue to tarnish Hollywood heavyweight's brand

The legendary comedian, Bill Cosby, allowed Web users to create memes using his image, which…

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Piers Morgan: ‘Blacks Must Kill N-Word For It To Die’

Was the former CNN talking head right? Or was Twitter?

Newick, East Sussex, England’s own Piers Morgan earned another distinction in his long list of…

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Talk show host Montel Williams served as a U.S. Marine upon graduating high school in 1974. He was also accepted to the Naval Academy Preparatory school and to the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis. Williams served in the Navy as well.

Military to Mainstream: 10 Black Celebrity Veterans

A look at famous Black men and women who have served our country

Black celebrities who have served our country in the U.S. military

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10 Countries That Consume the Most Marijuana

United Nations provides a breakdown of annual drug use by nation

Mid-term election day wrapped Tuesday with a couple of big wins for marijuana. Alaska, Oregon,…

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BioWare Teases Next ‘Mass Effect 4′ Video Game

New aliens. New planets. All for gamers to explore

BioWare and Electronic Arts held a roundtable discussion during N7 Day to show off leaked…

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6 Awesome Winter Wine and Arts Festivals

Gather the family and friends and enjoy these beautiful activities

Throw on a layered outfit, gather up the friends and family, and enjoy the best…

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Celebrity Blogger Karen Civil Donates $41,000 to Haiti

Young entrepreneur donates funds to build a new playground in her home country

Celebrity blogger and entrepreneur, Karen Civil, donates $41,000 to help build new playground in Haiti

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Whitney Houston Album to be released in November

Whitney Houston’s First-Ever Live Performances Album Released Today

Features icon’s most memorable concert and television performances

“Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances” is being released today, Nov. 10, by Legacy Recordings,…

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Kim Coles opens season 3 of Bounce TV's Off the Chain

Kim Coles Kicks-off Third Season Of Bounce TV’s ‘Off The Chain’

This is the her first one-woman show

In Living Color’s Kim Coles is hosting a one-woman show, Off the Chain on Bounce…

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Harry Belafonte Receives Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award

The 87-year-old activist and actor continues to call for change in Hollywood

Harry Belafonte received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for his continued and inspiring work to…

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Common is hosting a furniture design reality show on Spike TV

Common to Host Spike TV’s Furniture Design Series, “Framework”

This show is the first of its kind

Multi-talented performer, Common, is hosting a new type of reality show on Spike TV named…

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Power Professional Ericka Pittman Presents ‘Dark Girls’ Book Launch in New York City

VIP dining event draws who's who in entertainment, media and business

On Nov. 5, Ericka Pittman, a vice president at Blue Flame Agency (a Sean Combs Enterprises…

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KeKe Palmer, Celebrity Photographer Johnny Nunez and More to Appear on Our World

Hosts Paul Brunson and Patricia Cesaire get into careers and inspiration

Our World with Black Enterprise hosts take us inside the careers of actress Keke Palmer,…

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MC Lyte partners with Dillard University, BET and Soul Train

MC Lyte Partners With BET, Soul Train and Dillard University

TV host announces Hip Hop Sisters Foundation's scholarship initiative

MC Lyte has partnered with BET, Soul Train and Dillard University for the Hip Hop…

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Women of Power TV Takes Us Inside the Careers of Executive Tamara Franklin, Actress Vanessa Bell Calloway and More

All new episode premieres this weekend

Women of Power TV hosts Caroline Clarke, Shartia Brantely and Dariany Santana take us inside…

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White House Welcomes Mary J. Blige, Common and the Jackie Robinson West All Stars

President invites music legends and Little League baseball team to the White House

President Obama invited Mary J. Blige, Common, the Jackie Robinson West All Stars and more…

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[WATCH] David Oyelowo As MLK Stands Up Against Injustice In New Trailer

'Selma' opens in limited release on Dec. 25, before going nationwide Jan. 9

If you are a cinephile and love biopics then Ava DuVernay’s next project is sure…

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Need That Extra Boost? Follow These 10 Instagram Accounts

For a quick escape via your smartphone, check out these accounts

When you can’t find the motivation to crawl out of bed in the morning, check…

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Lupita Nyong'o is Glamour's Woman of the Year

Lupita Nyong’o is Glamour’s ‘Woman of The Year’

'I did have a dream to be an actress, but I didn't think about being famous'

Lupita Nyong’o is named Glamour’s Woman of the Year and makes the cover. She was…

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The 2014 Plunge Culture & Creativity Conference Has Arrived in Miami

Conference will take place from November 6th - 8th

The 2014 Plunge Culture & Creativity Conference has started its inaugural event in Miami from…

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Beyoncé Is Highest-Paid Female Music Star In the World

She's doubled her dollars by making us all holler!

Beyoncé Knowles led all female music superstars on Forbes highest-earning list.

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Jay-Z nows owns Ace of Spades champagne

Jay-Z Buys ‘Ace of Spades’ Champagne Label

Sovereign Brands sells its interest in the champagne

Jay-Z has purchased Sovereign Brands’ stake in the luxury champagne label, Ace of Spades. Terms…

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Robert Johnson Launches Urban Movie Channel

Robert Johnson Announces Launch Of Urban Movie Channel

The founder of BET continues to add to his legacy by introducing his latest venture

Robert L. Johnson, owner of RLJ Entertainment, has launched his latest venture, Urban Movie Channel.…

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[WATCH]: Quvenzhané Wallis and Jamie Foxx In New ‘Annie’ Trailer

Movie represents new take on Broadway and film classic

Quvenzhané Wallis, the star in the upcoming ‘Annie’ remake, belts out the classic tune “Tomorrow”…

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Kanye West Supports Democrats, Urges People To Vote

The 'Watch The Throne' MC endorses President Obama

Kanye West publicly endorsed Democrats and encouraged people to vote.

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Def Jam Partners With RESPECT Magazine For ’30 Days, 30 DJ’s, 30 Mixes’ Project

With iHeart Radio, you can hear history unfold

With us only four days into November, it seems that the celebration for Def Jam…

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Mo’ne Davis Will Kick Off Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Pitching phenom will lead with her team, the Taney Dragons

Mo’ne Davis and her little league team, the Taney Dragons, will be marching in the…

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Cigar Aficionado: Tres Lindas Cubanas Cigars Sparking Business Success

Partners Yvonne and Yvette Rodriguez detail journey into the industry

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Whether you are a smoker or not, chances are at some point…

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10 Election Day GIFs Advocating Your Right to Vote

Make sure your friends and family get out and vote

Today, Nov. 4, marks the moment that politicos and Americans have been waiting for: Election…

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Beyonce releasing boxset on November 24th

Beyonce Releasing Platinum Edition Box Set

2 CD/2 DVD limited edition package will include new songs, “7/11” and “Ring Off.”

Current pop queen, Beyonce, is releasing BEYONCÉ Platinum Edition Box Set on Monday, November 24th.…

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Snoop Dog is a partner with Cuca Fresca

Snoop Dogg Partners With Beverage Brand Cuca Fresca

Artist becomes a shareholder with popular Brazilian drink company

Rapper/Entrepreneur, Snoop Dogg, has become a shareholder and partner with Cuca Fresca, a Brazilian alcoholic…

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Apollo Theater Celebrates A New Orleans to Harlem Jazz Weekend

Event takes place weekend of Nov. 8 in New York City

The famed Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York, will be celebrating the birthplace of jazz…

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Pharrell Williams And Robin Thicke Lose First Round Of ‘Blurred Lines’ Lawsuit

This could be the biggest cases of alleged song theft ever

The Gaye Family has won its first battle against Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke in…

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The 10 Funniest Business Memes You Should See

Start your Monday off with a laugh at the job!

There is no shortage of hilarity when it comes to memes on the internet. From…

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Women of Power TV: Actress Lorraine Toussaint, Jo Ann Jenkins to be Featured

Second episode showing weekend of Nov. 1

AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins, actress Lorraine Toussaint and many more to appear on this…

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Top Twitter Reactions to Blue Ivy’s Halloween Costume

What did you think of the star child's costume?

Blue Ivy, the darling of Jay Z and Beyonce, dressed up as Michael Jackson for…

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Omari Hardwick Hosts ABFF Independent

“ABFF Independent” Presents All-New Episode “Hope Floats”

Omari Hardwick hosts 6 short films Nov 3

Actor, Omari Hardwick, hosts Aspire’s ABFF Independent Film Series which airs Mondays at 8 p.m.…

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Meet Patricia Cesaire, Co-Host of Our World with Black Enterprise

New season premiers weekend of Nov. 1

Digital strategist and entrepreneur Patricia Cesaire to join Paul Brunson as the new co-host of…

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‘Our World With Black Enterprise’ to Bring Fresh Perspective with Two New Hosts

New season to premiere Nov. 1 with Hollywood hitmaker Will Packer and Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier

New season of Our World With Black Enterprise to premiere Nov. 1 with new hosts…

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Meet Paul C. Brunson, Co-Host of Our World with Black Enterprise

Brunson to co-host new season of Our World With Black Enterprise premiering November 1

With years of media and entrepreneurship experience under his belt, meet Our World With Black…

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The Gaye Family wins first court battle versus Pharrell and Robin Thicke

Judge May Tell Robin Thicke and Pharrell They’ve ‘Got to Give it Up’

Judge allows The Gaye family to continue with their infringement suit against the duo

The songwriters of Blurred Lines loses initial court battle versus The Gaye family who is…

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[Part 2] African Hip-Hop Artist Comes Full Circle

Ikechukwu Onunaku talks expanding brand in America and advice for up-and-comers

Entertainer Ikechukwu Onunaku talks expanding brand in U.S. and his advice for up-and-comers.

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OUTstanding CEOs: A Look At 10 Other Gay Corporate Industry Leaders

Apple CEO Tim Cook isn't the only one "out and proud"

Professional executive network OUT-Standing In Business came to mind instantly after Apple CEO Tim Cook…

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Deion Sanders OWN show premieres November 1st

Deion Sanders: All About the Family Playbook

Former NFL star and reality TV personality talks new show and community advocacy

Former football player, Deion ‘Prime Time’ Sanders, returns for another season of his reality show,…

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Pharrell is on the Board of Directors at The Apollo Theater

Pharrell Williams Sits on Apollo Theater’s Board of Directors

Adds another title to his many responsibilities

Singer/producer, Pharrell Williams, continues to fill his plate with more duties and accomplishments as he…

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[Part 1] African Hip Hop Pioneer Comes Full Circle

Entertainer opens up about winning and failing, journey and legacy

African entertainer opens up about winning and failing, journey and legacy in Nigerian music industry.

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Controversial Or Nah?!: 5 Disney Princess Reimagined As Caucasian

Is this Tumblr artist's interpretation offensive or not?!

It is hard to gauge just how far we come as a human race when…

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[RECAP]: Women of Power TV Premier Kicks Off with Interactive Chat

Ask yourself what you want and where you want to go in life while tuning in

Women of Power TV premiered nationally the weekend of Saturday, Oct. 25, and kicked off…

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Marvel Announces ‘Dr. Strange,’ ‘Captain Marvel’ And More In ‘Phase 3′ Plans

Get ready to throw your money at Marvel Studios again!

Yesterday was a great day for comic book and comic book movie fans, as Marvel…

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15 Twitter Reactions to Chadwick Boseman as ‘The Black Panther’

The '42' and 'Get On Up' star joins Marvel in a 5-picture deal

Celebrated actor Chadwick Boseman just scored a big coup with new role as T’Challa in…

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Chadwick Boseman to Become First Lead of Color for Marvel

'Get On Up' actor will play Black Panther

Chadwick Boseman set to star as Black Panther, Marvel’s first solo lead of color.

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Beyonce Bio, Fall 2015

Beyonce Book to be Released Fall 2015

Biographer J. Randy Taraborrelli will write the book

Former Destiny’s Child lead singer, Beyonce Knowles, will have a biography about her, written by…

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Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine open a school at USC

Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine Open School

The $70 million endowment allows the school to be named after them at USC

The University of Southern California has opened a school named after Dr. Dre and Jimmy…

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Pharrell is one of the featured performers on A Very Grammy Christmas

Pharrell Williams to Perform on CBS’ A VERY GRAMMY® CHRISTMAS

'Happy' singer will be featured along with Tim McGraw and Maroon 5

‘Happy’ singer and songwriter, Pharrell Williams, is slated to perform at CBS’ A VERY GRAMMY…

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15 Twitter Reactions To Beyoncé And TopShop’s Joint Venture Company

The company will be called Parkwood TopShop Athletic Ltd.

Consider your morning already blessed and highly favored, as Sir Philip Green announced a 50/50…

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

The couple opens up about financial difficulties

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

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

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

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

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Leslie Jones is added to cast of Saturday Night Live

Leslie Jones Joins Saturday Night Live Cast

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

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

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

Details are incredibly sparse, but we're excited!

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

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

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

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

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Latifah to host The Hollywood Film Awards

Queen Latifah to Host The Hollywood Film Awards

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

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

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Ten Facts about Pam Grier

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

Check out fun tidbits about this legendary actress and entrepreneur

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

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WATCH: ‘Dear White People’ Advocates For Racial Insurance

Covers everything except the N-word!

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

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Comedian Hannibal Buress Calls Bill Cosby ‘A Rapist’

Was the Comedy Central perform wrong for his joke?!

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

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Teddy Pendergrass' wife retains control over his estate

Teddy Pendergrass’ Widow Retains Control Over Estate

Judge rules son's will was fraudulent

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

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Jim Jones Launches Vamp Berry

Hip-Hop Entrepreneur Jim Jones to Launch Vamp Berry Soda

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

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

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President Barack Obama’s Credit Card Was Declined

The president revealed that Michelle Obama picked up the check

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

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Judge rules in favor of record labels in suit versus SiriusXM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Women of Power TV Show Set to Premiere October 25

Nationally syndicated series debuts with Tracee Ellis Ross feature

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

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

Is this Chris Rock's best film ever?!

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

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

The two titans set to appear Nov. 1

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

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Alicia Keys Heads Protests for kidnapped Nigerian girls

Alicia Keys Protests for Lost Nigerian Girls

After six months, kidnapped girls are still reported missing

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

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Chris Brown has 7 Soul Train nominations

Chris Brown Leads the 2014 Soul Train Awards With Seven Nominations

Beyonce and Pharrell have 6 and 5, respectively

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

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Will Packer Sells Comedy to NBC

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

Show will be based on actual events from his life

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

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

TIME recognizes some of today's most influential teens

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

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NWA nominated for 2015 rock and roll hall of fame

NWA Nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Other nominees include Chic, Bill Withers and The Spinners

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

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Drama League to Honor Broadway and Hollyood Icon James Earl Jones

Award-winning actor will receive musical tribute

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

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The BronzeLens Film Festival

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

Festival is taking place in Atlanta, Georgia

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

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

Rumor almost dispelled as reality TV hints about her salary

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

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Pras sues the NY Post

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

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

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

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

Justin Simien's Sundace-approved satire has sharp wit

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

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

The die-hard Knicks fan breaks down the Triangle

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

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

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

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

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Magnificent 7: Best Black Action Heroes In the Game

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

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

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Kerry Washington

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

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

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

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#SmartBrownGirls Event Empowers Young Female Leaders in New York City

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

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

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DMC Daryl Makes Comics

DMC Now Stands for Darryl Makes Comics

Legendary hip-hop emcee returns to his first love

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

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Stage, Screen, and Television Legend Geoffrey Holder Dies

The multifaceted performed was 84-years-old

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

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

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

Emotional national discussion about the responsibilities of fatherhood

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

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Drake passes The Beatles on Billboard's Hot 100 List

Drake Passes Beatles on The Billboard Hot 100 Singles List

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

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

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7 Highest-Paid Black TV Actors

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

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

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

National Black Programming Consortium launches incubator to provide programming

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

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

Event brought celebrities, entrepreneurs, fun, and inspiration

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

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Actor Orlando Jones: From Hollywood to Digital Diversity

Writer-and comedian becomes digital entrepreneur with iROC Emoticons

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

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

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

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

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

20,000 young minds expressed love for K. Dot

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

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Steve Harvey Recruits Paula Deen to Teach at His Mentoring Program

Deen to teach culinary skills to the young men

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

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Ten Facts about Nas

Ten Facts About Rapper Nas

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

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

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Dwayne Johnson, Baywatch

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

Actor will patrol the sunny beaches in film reboot

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

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

Depicts story of legendary Annie Palmer, who haunts Montego Bay

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

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Harvard Case Study Examines the Business Behind Beyoncé’s Brand

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

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

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

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

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

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Diddy's Revolt TV Inks Verizon Deal

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

Diddy Announces Multi-Platform deal with the cable provider

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

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

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

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

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Radio Show ‘Café Mocha’ Partners with MadameNoire

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

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

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Sophisticated Sisters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Naomi Campbell Lands Role in Lee Daniels, 'Empire'

Naomi Campbell Joins Lee Daniels’ TV Show, Empire

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

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

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10 Tweets Commemorating the #MikeBrownMemorial That You Should See

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

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

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

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

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

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

Opening Day Hits: 5 Top-Grossing Denzel Washington Films

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

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

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Lisa Nichols

Author and Motivator Lisa Nichols Inspires During Social Media Event

Lisa Nichols inspired participant during her tweet chat with Black Enterprise, detailing her latest business…

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Susan L. Taylor Talks Mentorship and Passing on a Legacy via CARES

Sharing tips on passing on a legacy and the need for mentorship, Susan L. Taylor…

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