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Brandy Norwood Dishes The Dirt About Her Character On BET’s The Game

Brandy joined the cast of The Game during the season five January 2012 premiere.

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Prince Seals New Deal With Warner Bros That Will Release His Unheard Music

Artist to celebrate 30th anniversary of Purple Rain

Musical genius and pop star Prince has a signed a major deal…

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‘Soul Train’ is Making a Stop on Broadway

'Rock of Ages' creator buys rights to the syndicated music show

Soul Train will be moving onto Broadway in the near future as a theater production

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Kanye West, Common Plan on Raising Funds to Bring 20,000 Jobs to Chicago

The rappers' organizations, Common Ground and DONDA will spearhead the movement

Common and Kanye West, plan on using their names, influence and organizations to bring hope…

By Cedric 'Big Ced' Thornton

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Baltimore African American Festival: 10 Facts of Performer Brandy

Are you sure you know all about Brandy?

Will you be attending the festival?

By Cedric 'Big Ced' Thornton

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Rapper Flo-Rida Clears $1.2 Million Tax Bill

The rapper no longer owes Uncle Sam

That’s a hefty amount to clear

By Cedric 'Big Ced' Thornton

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Excerpt from Pharrell’s Upcoming Chat With Oprah About Fatherhood and Married Life

Grammy superstar speaks out on Ellen and Oprah Prime

In an all-new episode of “Oprah Prime” airing this Sunday, April 13 at 9 p.m.…

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Funnyman Kevin Hart Takes His Business Seriously

Don't call him an overnight success

Comedic actor opens up about his fans, ex-wife and 18 years in the business

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Broadway Star, Lawrence Hamilton, Dead at 59

Actor starred in plays, 'Ragtime,' 'Jelly's Last Jam' and 'The Wiz'

Hamilton, who was both a singer and actor, starred in classics like ‘Ragtime,’ ‘Jelly’s Last…

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Boondocks Creator Talks About Exit from Show

Will you miss McGruder's role on the show?

McGruder seemed to shed light on how he came to the decision

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Oprah Winfrey and Maria Shriver Discuss Living Paycheck To Paycheck

Town Hall taping airs Sunday, March 30 on OWN

Nearly half of all Americans live paycheck to paycheck. Oprah Winfrey and Maria Shriver address…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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No More Madea: Tyler Perry To Stop Filmmaking, Focus on OWN Projects

The Hollywood powerhouse will work on his four television series for now

Will you miss his films?

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Singer Ledisi Talks Her New Album ‘The Truth’

New album "The Truth" features single "I Blame You."

Growth is a continual part of being a musician

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Watch the New Trailer For ‘ANNIE’ Starring Quvenzhané Wallis

'ANNIE' opens in theaters everywhere Christmas

Take a sneak peek!

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Meet the Woman Behind the African American Film Festival Releasing Movement

The woman behind the AAFFRM

Jones took over in 2008

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‘Master’ French Chefs Set to Take Las Vegas

59th General Assembly of French Master Chefs brings international flavor to Sin City

What happens at the 59th General Assembly of French Master Chefs this week is going…

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Q&A: ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ Director Kenny Leon on Denzel, Tupac and the State of the American Dream

'A Raisin in the Sun' opens on April 3

The cultural relevance of the play’s central question — What happens to a dream deferred?…

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The actor Brandon Dirden depicts Dr. Martin Luther King in the new Broadway play 'All the Way'.

Dr. King, the Politico: On a Grand Stage, an Awakened Truth

Brandon Dirden plays Dr. Martin Luther King, 'architect of peace', in Broadway's 'All the Way'

For Mr. Dirden, that audiences learn the significance of Dr. King’s political role in helping…

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A Day In The Life of MSNBC Star, Tamron Hall

See how network television personality Tamron Hall balances a hectic schedule

The life of a rising network star

By Sasha King

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Ambassador for National Musuem of Afro American History and Culture Talks Grand Opening

NMAAHC Ambassadors champion the museums cause

The National Museum of African American History and Culture is slated to open their doors…

By Sasha King

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Do You Feel Comedian Kevin Hart is Overexposed?

Does the comedian have his hand in too many pies?

Can you name the number of movies or shows Kevin Hart has been in over…

By Sasha King

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Lee Daniels Makes His Television Debut With Jay-Z Inspired Story

Fox Network picks up series after bidding war

Uptown Magazine reports that Lee Daniels, creator of The Butler, will be working on a…

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Michael B. Jordan Talks “That Awkward Moment” and Personal Life

Michael B. Jordan discusses his love life and character in the film 'That Awkward Moment.'

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and with the season comes romantic comedies

By Sasha King

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Movie ‘Ride Along’ Finishes #1 In Box Offices Opening Weekend

Kevin Hart scores with box office hit

Ride Along, the hit film starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube, has topped box office…

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Essence to Honor Emeli Sande at 2014 Black Women in Music Celebration

The star-studded event sponsored by the Lincoln brand, takes place during the week leading up to the 56th Annual Grammy Awards

Will you be attending?

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Online Awards Lets Moviegoers Name The Best in Black Cinema Over The Past Year

ABFF Hollywood Awards recognize the work of African Americans in the motion picture industry and outstanding films portraying the b lack experience

ABFF Hollywood Awards will be determined by popular vote of the general public

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Sasheer Zamata: What Roles Will She Play on SNL?

Now that she has been hired, what type of roles will Sasheer play on SNL?

Sasheer Zamata created a huge buzz when it was announced that she would be joining…

By Sasha King

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Former ‘The Wire’ Actor Michael Potts Talks New Role on HBO’s ‘True Detective’

Michael Potts discusses his role on "True Detective" and the musical "The Book of Mormon"

You may know Michael Potts from his role as Brother Mouzone from The Wire or…

By Sasha King

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Is Black TV A Must See?

Is there any must see black tv programming on the air today?

What is your favorite show starring a black lead today? There is Scandal starring Kerry…

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Harlem’s “Black Ink” Tatto Shop Owner Cesar Emanuel Starts Magazine

Cesar Emanuel of Black Ink Crew has started a new magazine entitled Black Ink

Black Ink will be a bi-monthly magazine that will feature lifestyle content that will show…

By Sasha King

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Philadelphia Rapper Inspires Change Among Inner City Youth

Celebrating the recent release of his first album, "On The Other Side," the activist hopes to inspire youth to escape beyond the city limits to achieve their dreams

Have you listened to him before?

By Kimberly Wilson

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Snoop Lion Partners With League Of Young Voters

Rapper discusses ongoing efforts with No Guns Allowed campaign and solutions to end gun violence

Can Snoop help curb violence in urban communities?

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‘Jazz In The Gardens’ Returns For Its 9th Year Featuring D.L. Hughley, Kelly Rowland and More

Attendees will get to indulge in three days of a jam-packed weekend with a star studded lineup and the Bad Boys of Comedy himself, D.L. Hughley as host

It’s back!

By Kimberly Wilson

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Saturday Night Live to Hire a Black Female Comedian After a Seven Year Gap

NBC plans to add new member in January to diversify the cast

Who will join the ranks of SNL?

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T.I. Celebrates Launch of Coffee Table Book ‘Book of Kings Vol. 1’

This coffee table book, shot exclusively by photographer Mark Atkinson, was designed to celebrate fashion, art, photography, music and lifestyle

Will you be picking this up?

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Behind the Scene of TV One’s Unsung with Bushwick Bill

An inside look at the life of Bushwick Bill of the Geto Boys for TV One's Unsung

TV One’s Unsung delves into the life of artists who have been out of the…

By Sasha King

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Cicely Tyson to be Honored at Women of Power Awards

Black Enterprise to present its highest recognition of women's achievement at the 2014 Women of Power Summit in Boca Raton, Fla

Black Enterprise will present the Legacy Awards, its highest recognition of women’s achievement, at the…

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Spike Lee Changes Heart About Tyler Perry

What caused the change of heart?

A few years ago Spike Lee and Tyler Perry had a very public disagreement regarding…

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Director Malcolm D. Lee Talks ‘The Best Man Holiday’

Malcolm D. Lee discusses the cast and differences between The Best Man and The Best Man Holiday

Many sequels tend to be a disappointment

By Sasha King

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Will There be a “Coming To America” Sequel?

Would you go to the theaters to watch it?

Can you believe that it has been 25 years since Coming To America hit the…

By Sasha King

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Alfre Woodard Discusses Her 30 Year Marriage and Career

Alfre Woodard talks about her 30 year milestone in her career and marriage

Actress Alfre Woodard has graced screens for nearly 30 years

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How Love and Hip-Hop Star’s Copyright Issues Almost Left Him Broke

Artist Peter Gunz copyright law problems leads to Love and Hip Hop New York.

How many stars have gotten out of financial trouble through a Reality TV show deal?…

By Sasha King

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Fantasia and Dulé Hill Pay Homage to Harlem’s Cotton Club in “After Midnight”

"After Midnight" features 25 vocalists and dancers performing numbers set against a backdrop of Langston Hughes' poetry.

A cast of music stars are scheduled to play roles in the play

By Kimberly Wilson

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Saturday Night Live Doesn’t Cast Black Women

Civil Rights Group calls out NBC show for its lack of diversity and exclusion of black female comedians since 2007

SNL has two African American cast members, Kenan Thompson and Jay Pharoah, both of whom,…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Bravo’s Version of the Black Brady Bunch, The Tankards, Debuts

Network’s newest reality show follows the family of Nashville musician and minister Ben Tankard

Will you be tuning in?

By Carolyn M. Brown

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’12 Years A Slave’ Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor Talks Solomon Northup

Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor discusses his role as Solomon Northup

Have you seen the movie?

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Celebrated Chef Marcus Samuelsson to Receive Spirit of Africa Award at Gala Event

Entrepreneur and Chef Marcus Samuelsson to Receive Spirit of Africa Award at Gala Event

Over 600 people are expected in support of African entrepreneurship at Chelsea Piers

A host of stars from entertainment, fashion & sport will join the business, banking &…

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Restaurants and wine brands showcased their dishes and wares in an atmosphere that advocated for minority entrepreneurship and global boss moves, including, Bed Vyne Wine, Buka, House of Mandela Wines, Jollof,  Katra, La Caye, Les  Ambassades, Le Souk Harem,  Madiba, Ponty Bistro, Queen of Sheba,  Shrine NYC and Toast 105.

New York’s First African Restaurant Week Kicks Off With Tasting Event

Top chefs and entrepreneurs showcase talents and wares among professionals

During African Restaurant Week in New York, diners can enjoy prix-fix three-course meals at several…

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The Lynn twins' work has been collected by celebrities and industry leaders including Earl Graves, Sr., Bill Cosby, Kanye West and Bob Johnson. They have enjoyed more than 15 years of success walking the professional path they say chose them.


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Mackey Sisters Present Landmark Twins Exhibit at NYC’s Schomburg

Jerry and Terry Lynn showcase talent and talk professional passion

The Mackey Twins Art Gallery presented a landmark two-day event at New York’s Schomburg to…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Artist Delano Brown Talks Art and Fashion

“I’m in the art game, not the fashion game" - Delano Brown

A 22 year old who fuses his art into fashion

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Gregory Porter Readies for Global Shows with ‘Liquid Spirit’ LP

Gregory Porter releases his third album and prepares to tour

Jazz singer Gregory Porter has released his third album Liquid Spirit

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Eve’s Career Evolution from Rapper to Actress and More

Eve discusses the different directions her career has taken

Eve returned to the music scene with the release of her album Lip Lock last…

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Jazz Musician Wynton Marsalis Talks New Album

Wynton Marsalis discusses his new abyssinian gospel tour

Yes, Wynton Marsalis has soul

By Sasha King

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Surprised? Arsenio Hall Show Ratings Dip

Are you surprised by the drop?

With Arsenio Hall’s return to the talk show circuit came a week of great ratings

By Sasha King

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Hollywood power couple Laurence Fishburne and Gina Torres accept the Visionary Artist award.

PHOTOS: Harlem School of the Arts Honors Laurence Fishburne, Gina Torres and Leaders in Philanthropy

Entrepreneurs Janice S. and Christopher J. Williams among honorees for leadership

On Oct. 8, the Harlem School of the Arts honored leaders in business and Hollywood…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Kevin Hart Sitcom Greenlit for ABC

ABC is moving forward with the pilot for a sitcom based on Kevin Hart's life

Stand up comedian Kevin Hart has come a long way the last few years

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On Sept. 22, thousands from the U.S., Africa and the Caribbean gathered to celebrate their heritage and culture at the African Day Parade held in the heart of Harlem in New York City. Sen. Bill Perkins led the parade alongside dignitaries and global leaders including representatives from Argentina, Angola, Mauritania, Trinidad and Tobago, and South Africa Embassies, from Cordell Cleare, Martin R Munitz and Olivier Prevot, to Kady Doumbia, Ladji Doumbia and Kone Kad. Also, representatives from the offices of Keith Wright, Charles Rangel and Robert Jackson came out to support and enjoy the days festivities.

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PHOTOS: African Day Parade Brings Together Culture, Community and Global Leaders

Festival and celebration led by Sen. Bill Perkins and international dignitaries

On Sept. 22, thousands gathered to celebrate their heritage and culture at the Africa Day…

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Olivia Pope Fans Prepare For Interactive Scandal Watch Series In Washington, DC

A book club style viewing party kicks off around the ABC hit TV show

Imagine merging the book club concept and television viewing party concept

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Chef Ron Duprat Talks About His Involvement With Non-Profit ‘Fleur De Vie’

Duprat, who was born in Haiti, was once a contestant on Bravo's Top Chef

The foundation surpassed expectations for participation in their inaugural year

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Lavell Crawford plays the part of Huell Babineaux in AMC's award-winning show Breaking Bad.

Lavell Crawford Q&A: On Breaking Bad, Being Huell Babineaux and Spinoff Rumors

'All I can do is thank God above for the blessings to be able to be a part of something like that'

Lavell Crawford is making the most of his exposure on Breaking Bad.

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Tonya Lewis Lee Expands Family-Friendly Film Legacy with “The Watsons Go to Birmingham”

Producer, wife and mother talks balancing family life and advice for power women

BlackEnterprise.com caught up with filmmaker Tonya Lewis Lee on “Watsons Go to Birmingham” and balancing…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Lifetime Begins Casting for Gabby Douglas Biopic

The film will cover the gold medalists life and career

Lifetime has decided to create a movie based on Douglas’ career

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The World’s 100 Best Art Galleries

Have you been to any?

Who’s your favorite artist?

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American Ballet Theater Launches Project Plié to Attract Minorities to Ballet

American Ballet Theatre aims to help the classical ballet profession better reflect the racial and ethnic diversity

Despite the current lack of diversity in ballet, the history of blacks in ballet is…

By Kimberly Wilson

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The Butler Reaches $100 Million in the Box Office

The Butler reaches the $100 million mark after a month in theaters

Lee Daniels’ film has been a success

By Sasha King

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The 100 Best Wine Restaurants in America

Did your favorite wine restaurant make the list?

Are you a wine fan?

By C. Daniel Baker

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The Chicago Museum Leads the List of Best Museums in America

Which of these is your favorite?

Have you been to any of these museums?

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Hollywood Boss Moves: Phylicia Rashad Directs ‘Four Little Girls’ Play

Special reading marks 50th anniversary of tragic Birmingham bombing

Actress Phylicia Rashad, best known as one of America’s favorite TV moms, is adding…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Issa Rae Creator of The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl Debuts New Series

The Choir, a faith-friendly comedy, premiered on Alright TV to mixed reviews

A new digital series, The Choir from YouTube sensation Issa Rae premiered on Alright TV…

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The X Factor’s Marcus Canty Talks Music, Success & Becoming a Brand [Video]

This young singer has a lot he wants to accomplish after X-Factor put him on the scene

X Factor is over but that doesn’t mean the show is over for R&B soul…

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On Sept. 1, the 8th annual Nigeria Entertainment Awards (NEAs) honored the who's who in African entertainment at New York University's Skirball Center for Performing Arts. The night brought together the best of the best in global talent and business.
The event was hosted by the hilarious comedian Bright ‘BasketMouth’ Okpocha, who kept the audience roaring with laughter. The more than 10-year industry vet has made more than a few celebrities let out a chuckle or two, including Boys 2 Men, Sean Paul, Beyonce, Snoop Dogg, and Wyclef Jean. 


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PHOTOS: Who’s Who of Global Talent Honored at NYC Awards Show

International leaders in film and music take home wins

The Nigerian Entertainment Awards brought the best of the best in global talent at NYU’s…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Q&A: 7 Minutes With ‘The Butler’ Director Lee Daniels

On a black president, artistic obligation and the film's success

The Butler is already getting Oscar buzz.

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Hallmark Movie ‘The Watsons’ Takes us Back Into The Civil Rights Movement

A middle class African-American family takes on racism in the 1960s.

A new Hallmark movie highlights the civil rights movement through the eyes of a middle…

By Sasha King

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The NEA Awards Returns to New York to Honor Who’s Who in African Entertainment

Top talent from U.S. and the Diaspora will perform and attend

On Sept. 1, the Nigerian Entertainment Awards return to New York in the heart of…

By Janell Hazelwood

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The rapper Meek Mill and NBA guard Dion Waiters -- both Philly natives -- are taking to their backyard for the first-ever Dreamchasers Summit. Their goal? Help young people realize what it takes to help realize their potential.

Why Meek Mill’s Dreamchasers Summit Really, Really Matters

In the 26-year-old Philadelphia native few observers will see anything but just another rapper

Temple University is hosting the first-ever Dreamchasers Summit on Aug. 30.

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August Wilson’s American Century Cycle to be Recorded at Greene Space

The series kicked off Monday, August 26th bringing together many longtime Wilson collaborators and interpreters.

Will you be checking out the show during its limited run?

By Kimberly Wilson

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Spike Lee Talks About His Kickstarter Campaign

Lee clears the air on his controversial campaign

As you have probably seen, some controversy has come about regarding Spike Lee and his…

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D.C. homeboy Wale is slated to take the stage at Trillecto, fast becoming one of the hot new festivals of the summer.

Young, Gifted, Black: With Boost From Wale, Local Boys Make Good on Lofty Promise

Trillectro, a combination of the words "trill" and "electronic,” was created with one goal: to enhance the local music scene

The festival was founded by three friends and founders of the music blog “DC to…

By Kimberly Wilson

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Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg & Paula Patton Take NY W/ 2 Guns

Denzel, Mark, Paula and more dish on their latest Hollywood hit.

Denzel Washinton, Mark Whalberg and Paula Patton share the excitement of their newest film in…

By Amber McKynzie

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The Soul Man's Parker and Tucks with Cedric and Nash celebrate their characters' marriage

Cedric The Entertainer Takes on Lesbian Wedding

Comedic actor’s TV Land series "The Soul Man" features episode on same-sex marriage in the church

They are exploring more controversial topics this season.

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Ailing Frank Ocean Cancels Australian Tour Dates

Live Nation announces cancellation of three dates in Sydney, Melbourne

Frank Ocean has a small tear in one of his vocal chords.

By Darren Sands

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Black Blogger Month: Black N Bougie, It’s Not a TV Show, It’s a Lifestyle

Michele Grant uses her blog, Black N Bougie, to show people across the country that the Cosby's really do exist

Being Black and “bougie” may seem like something negative or just a dream, but to…

By Amber McKynzie

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Black Blogger Month: You Heard That New? Of Course You Have

Nile Ivey, widely-known as LowKey, paints a realistic view of the music industry and focuses on the art of the craft

The You Heard That New blog is very popular in the urban space, run by…

By Darren Sands

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Black Blogger Month: The Jasmine Brand, An Objective Side to Pop Culture

Entertainment and pop culture lover, Jasmine Brand, givers readers a new way to look at Hollywood

With Black Blogger Month underway, Jasmine Brand breaks down the ins and outs of the…

By Amber McKynzie

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ESSENCE Music Festival Returns to New Orleans for 19th Anniversary

The festival continues to serve as a staple among the African-American community

Over half a million people journeyed to the Big Easy for the 19th annual ESSENCE…

By Kimberly Wilson

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Capitol Hill Power Couple’s Radio Show Serves Up Politics and Pop Culture

Danielle and Aisha Moodie-Mills dish on hot topics from racism to sexuality

Listeners can download episodes of Politini on iTunes.

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Black Blogger Month: The Fab Empire, The Voice of Reason for Young Influencers

Entertainment producer for a TV news network by day, curator of cool happenings by night, Joi-Marie McKenzie talks about her fabulous empire

As part of Black Blogger Month, BlackEnterprise.com caught up with Joi-Marie McKenzie to chat about…

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Award-winning actress Jackie Appiah was honored for her excellence in the global film industry.

WATCH: BlackEnterprise.com Live From Face2Face Africa’s F.A.C.E. List Awards

Correspondents talk with honorees, organizers and supporters for star-studded night

On June 15, Face2Face Africa honored leaders including Aziz G. Adetimirin, publisher of The Network…

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Family Business: Puffy & His Diddy Bops

When it comes to music, Puff wants to last forever, and with the help of the people he calls family he'll do just that.

Sean “Puffy” Combs may be all about the benjamins, but it means nothing without his…

By Amber McKynzie

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Documentary ‘The New Black’ Highlights Black Fight for Gay Marriage

Filmmaker Yoruba Richen explores how the African American community is grappling with gay rights and same-sex marriage

Will you tune in to watch the doc?

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Nationally Renowned Reverend Gears Up for “Biker Blessing”

Reverend Soaries is also the author of the popular book "dfree: Breaking Free from Financial Slavery," Reverend Soaries

Will you be attending the biker blessing?

By Tomika Anderson

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Why The End of DOMA, Prop 8 is a Good Thing

Supreme Court strikes down federal law supporting class discrimination of same-sex couples and restores equality to California

Allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry merely expands the definition of family

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Kevin Hart and Others to Star in Chris Rock’s ‘Finally Famous’

The film will also star Rosario Dawson and Gabrielle Union

Can there ever be too many comedians in a film?

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Bounce TV Acquires Broadcast Network Rights To The American Bible Challenge and Catch 21

Bounce TV Acquires Broadcast Rights To American Bible Challenge & The Newlywed Game

The two popular GSN series to debut this summer, joins The Newlywed Game.

Bounce TV, the nation’s only self-proclaimed broadcast television network for African Americans added 3 new…

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OWN’s Dark Girls Documentary Gets Strong Reactions

What is your take on colorism?

In one of the segments, young men were presented a choice on what type of…

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Bobby Blue Bland, Soul and Blues Legend, Dies at 83

Son says the musician died from on-going complications of an unspecified illness

Rapper Jay-Z sampled the genre-defining musician, who was never as popular as his contemporaries.

By Aaron Morrison

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Family Business: Welcome to the Life of Erica & Tina Campbell

For years they've been known as Mary Mary, but here's your chance to get to know the real Erica and Tina Campbell.

For years, fans never knew Mary Mary was just a stage name, and that the…

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Tupac Shakur to Receive Star on Hollywood Walk Of Fame

Will receive a star alongside Giancarlo Esposito, Tavis Smiley, Ray Parker Jr. and others

What a honor for the deceased rapper

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Revolt TV Finalizes National Carriage Deal With Time Warner Cable

Sean Combs’ ‘Revolt TV’ Signs Deal With Time Warner Cable Clearance

Revolt TV is scheduled to launch in Fall 2013.

Revolt TV is a socially connected television network launching in Fall 2013, focusing on live…

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Codeblack Films Acquires Romantic Drama “Things Never Said”

Film will screen at 2013 American Black Film Festival in Miami

Jeff Clanagan founded Codeblack Films in 2012 with the core objective to serve the global…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Kanye West Scrutinized for Parkinson’s Lyric Reference

The American Parkinson Disease Association labels the song “distasteful and the product of obvious ignorance.”

Did Kanye go to far with his Parkinson’s reference?

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Award-winning actress Jackie Appiah was honored for her excellence in the global film industry.

PHOTOS: Face2Face Africa Celebrates Leaders of the African Diaspora

Business and entertainment leaders honored including actress Jackie Appiah and publisher Aziz G. Adetimirin

On June 15, Face2Face Africa honored leaders including Aziz G. Adetimirin, publisher of The Network…

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Dave Chappelle to Head Back on the Road for Comedy Tour

The comedian will be the headliner for The Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Tour

Will this tour spur Chappelle to make a comeback on TV?

By Cedric 'Big Ced' Thornton

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50 Cent Will Executive Produce New Starz TV Show “Power”

The rapper keeps adding titles and making significant strides in businesses outside of Hip-Hop

How well will 50 do with television show ‘Power’?

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‘Steve Harvey’ Daytime Talk Show Renewed Through 2016

Show picked up more steam as the season progressed

How long can Steve Harvey sustain his success?

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With the last name Jones, there’s no question that success is literally right around the corner, at least that’s true in Hollywood. Quincy Jones is a multi-platinum record-winning producer, and has everything to show for it—including his family. While it may seem like a magic trick, as the Chicago-born legend spent much of his career traveling from country to country, he still made time to play father every now and then to his seven children—Jolie, Martina, Quincy III (QDIII), Kadida, Rashida, Rachel and Kenya. 


All seven children didn’t walk behind their father into the walls of a recording studio, but they certainly found their way in and around Tinseltown. From super producer to super model, the Jones’ kids have pretty much done it all. And with their credits continually showing up on scores, albums, print ads and films, they’re not planning on stopping anytime soon. Leave it to this family, and they’ll be walking in space!

Family Business: Quincy Jones & His Hollywood Heirs

Quincy Jones and his seven children have done everything but fly to the moon.

Quincy Jones has lived around the world and worked with legends–becoming one himself–and now he’s…

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MC Lyte to Executive Produce New Reality Series, ‘Hip Hop Sisters’ on BET

The show will feature Monie Love, Lil Mama, Yo Yo, MC Smooth, Lady of Rage and MC Lyte attempting to resurrect their successful careers

Will this be a Hip-Hop version of R & B Divas?

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Bria Murphy Says, ‘Lots of Girls Get Addicted to Drugs and Anorexia’

Eddie Murphy's daughter speaks on some of the pitfalls of modeling

Will Eddie Murphy’s daughter have a successful career in modeling?

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50 Cent Adds Another Title: Movie Producer

The rapper is on deck to co-produce a movie about the late Mexican boxer, Johnny Tapia

Business is doing well for Curtis Jackson

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Laurence Fishburne Rocks Man of Steel, Win a Grand Prize Movie Pack

BlackEnterprise.com has teamed up with Warner Bros. to give you chance to see the new Superman flick on us!

Warner Bros. is giving people another summer hit, bringing Superman back to the big screen,…

By Amber McKynzie

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Wanda Sykes to Host Comedy Specials on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN

She will film 2 shows with nothing but female comics

Will you be tuning in?

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Will Smith Wants to Move Away from Blockbuster Films

The actor, as far as his choice in selecting movies in the future, wants to find 'more danger in my artistic choices.'

Do you think Will Smith can stay away from doing blockbuster type films?

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TV Series Seeks to Document Lives of Black LGBT Visionaries

Tony Award-Winning Playwright and Poet Staceyann Chin among noteworthy interviewees sharing personal stories in Truth. Be. Told.

The series will share the many diverse stories of those in the black LGBT community.

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Stephen G. Hill on The BET Experience and 2013 BET Awards Expectations [Part 2]

Executive explains the process for selecting The BET Awards honorees and why Chris Tucker is hosting

The BET Awards take place on June 20th along with the BET Experience.

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Miguel was Warned not to Jump at Billboard Awards Performance

Doesn't bode well for singer as victim contemplates suing for injuries suffered

What was Miguel thinking?

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The Roots Picnic Returns For Its 6th Year and Group Honored By Philadelphia with Mural

Have you ever been to one?

Aside from the Roots, concert attendees were able to enjoy a diverse group of artists

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Fans Petition Oprah to Have Tyler Perry Kicked Off OWN

Oprah fans called Tyler Perry's work "malt liquor" for the community

Oprah fans want her to dump Tyler Perry from the network

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Hot 97 Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Summer Jam

Hot 97 also produces other events throughout the year in addition to its brand imprint, Summer Jam.

Did you go to the 20th anniversary party?

By Kimberly Wilson

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Soul Singer Sharon Jones Announces She Has Cancer

Group postpones release of album for front-woman's rehabilitation period

Front woman for soul revival group says her early-stage bile duct cancer is operable and…

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WorldStarHipHop CEO Shrugs Off Ethics, for Success

Videos of bad behavior make website a destination for viral trends

Videos of women in thongs and fights help make the controversial website a viral video…

By Aaron Morrison

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Family Business: Lil Wayne & The Carter Tribe

From Cash Money to Young Money, Lil Wayne knows all of that is nothing without his family.

With a village of children destined to hold up the family name, Lil Wayne is…

By Amber McKynzie

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Forest Whitaker as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.?

The talented actor is in talks to portray the civil rights leader

Do you think Forest Whitaker could take on the task of playing Dr. King?

By Cedric 'Big Ced' Thornton

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Will and Jaden Smith’s ‘After Earth’ Underperforming at Box Office

'After Earth' has fallen behind Morgan Freeman's 'Now You See Me'

Will and Jaden’s Sci-Fi thriller ‘After Earth’ isn’t doing as well as planned

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Chris Stokes to cast new Indy Film "Captivity."

Chris Stokes Goes Indy for New Film “Captivity”, Prefers Smaller Studios

Chris Stokes set to film "Captivity," one of six films for 2013 to 2014

Chris Stokes is excited about what he and his team at Footage Films have in…

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Rihanna’s ‘Unapologetic’ Becomes her Sixth Platinum Album

Singer surpasses a million units sold once again with her latest album

Will Rihanna ever slow down?

By Cedric 'Big Ced' Thornton

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Lenny Kravitz Didn’t Like Being Called Black When he Was Younger

During his school years, his teachers kept telling him he was Black when he is a product of a biracial marriage

Kravitz acknowledges he is a product of a biracial couple

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Jay-Z to Celebrate 10-Year Anniversary of 40/40 Club in Style

Jay-Z will celebrate the tenth anniversary of the opening of the 40/40 club in New York City on Monday, June 17.

Have you been to 40/40? What are your thoughts?

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George Clinton to Star in His Own Reality Show

Will use this platform to expose his legal battles regarding artists sampling his music

Would you tune in to see the trials and tribulations of George Clinton and family?

By Cedric 'Big Ced' Thornton

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Tyler Perry on Spike Lee: “I’ve Always Been a Fan of His”

Filmmaker speaks on his supposed rivalry with the 'Malcolm X' director

The director tells Oprah he respects Spike Lee

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Diana Ross may have initiated the family name, but her children have surely continued its legacy. While the Motown best-selling artist entered the music world in the 1960’s with the Supremes—and later parted ways to embark on her solo career—her five children, Ross, Rhonda, Tracee, Chudney and Evan, have found multiple ways to continue the legend their mother started more than 50 years ago through the realms of television, film, fashion, education and more. 


From Chudney and Rhonda’s top-tier collegiate education and choice careers to match to Evan and Tracee’s life on the big screen and Ross’s adventurous lifestyle celebrated through photography, the Ross coterie has found a way to expand their name’s reach and become a multi-arena conglomerate. When you’re a Ross, you know there ain’t no mountain high enough; now that’s a family business motto to live by.

Family Business: Diana Ross & Her Familial Supremes

In the second installment of our Family Business series, we take a look at the Ross family, headed by Diana.

Which is your favorite Ross?

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Tyler Perry Makes a $100,000 Donation to Ohio Schools

Makes a surprise visit to Finland Middle School in Columbus, Ohio

Tyler Perry makes a sizable donation to help student athletes in Ohio

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Tavis Smiley Celebrates a Decade On PBS

Continues to speak on subject matter others shy away from

Are you a watcher of ‘Tavis Smiley’?

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Jennifer Hudson Returns to American Idol to Judge

Producers are trying to recruit former contestants to judge in attempt to revamp the show

Who should be the other 2 American Idol former contestants to bring back as judges?

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Tyrese Hosts VIP Fast & Furious 6 Screening in L.A.

Tyrese took over Regal Cinemas L.A. Live to host a private 'Fast & Furious 6' screening, and gave up the goods on his upcoming role.

Tyrese let the cat out the bag Wednesday Night when announcing he’ll be returning for…

By Amber McKynzie

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Russell Simmons Returns to HBO

Founder of Def Comedy Jam will create and develop projects for the network

Can Russell be successful again at HBO?

By Cedric 'Big Ced' Thornton

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Kelly Rowland Joins X-Factor as Judge

The new X Factor season begins in September

Kelly Rowland joins cast of Simon Cowell’s X-Factor

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Wayne Brady to Host Apollo Theater Spring Gala Honoring Chaka Khan

Chaka Khan will be inducted into the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame

Chaka Khan is being honored at the gala hosted by Wayne Brady

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Why You Should Go See ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’

Reboot of original movie will hold your attention throughout the film

Are you a Trekkie? Well, if so, you should go see this film

By Cedric 'Big Ced' Thornton

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P.Diddy Spoofs “Downton Abbey” with “Downtown Diddy”

Diddy becomes the first black character on the PBS drama

Would Diddy do a good job as a cast member of Downton Abbey?

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‘Gatsby’ Director Champions Film’s Black-Led Score

Jay-Z produced score, soundtrack makes up for film's lack of black speaking roles

Jay-Z recruits Beyonce, Andre 3000, will.i.am, and Q-Tip for the prominent featuring in film and…

By Aaron Morrison

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Zoe Saldana is Uncomfortable Talking About Race

'I can’t wait to be in a world where people are sized by their soul'

Will you see her in the latest Star Trek film? Do you agree with her…

By Cedric 'Big Ced' Thornton

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Mike Tyson is Getting Animated On Adult Swim

The former heavyweight champ will have his own cartoon called Mike Tyson Mysteries

Will you tune in?

By Cedric 'Big Ced' Thornton

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Is Cee Lo Green Negotiating a Return to ‘The Voice’?

Christina Aguilera has reportedly signed on already

The ‘Forget You’ singer looks to be back on the singing competition show this upcoming…

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The self-proclaimed G.O.A.T. (Greatest of All Time), Muhammad Ali, the former Cassius Clay, has his life featured in this dramatic film about one of the best heavyweight fighters to box. Hip-Hop's (Well, Hollywood's now) golden boy, Will Smith (The Fresh Prince), portrays the always quotable Ali in this movie that follows the life and times between his most controversial years (1964-1974). The cast included Jamie Foxx, Jon Voight, Mario Van Peebles, Ron Silver, Jeffrey Wright, Mykelti Williamson, Jada Pinkett Smith, Nona Gaye, Michael Michele and Joe Morton.

Top 5 Sports Movies of All-Time Featuring Black Film Stars

Here are top 5 of the greatest sports movies of all-time featuring some of your favorite black actors.

Which one of these is your favorite?

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CBS Passes on ‘Beverly Hills Cop’

Sony Pictures may look to pitch the show to other outlets

If the show makes it to TV, will you tune in?

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NeNe Leakes’ Sitcom ‘The New Normal’ Cancelled

Nene played a character named 'Rocky Rhoades'

‘The New Normal’ featuring NeNe Leakes cancelled

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Cee-Lo Green Lands Reality Show on TBS

Goodie Mob will make appearances in the series

Cee-lo to star in reality series on TBS

By Makkada B. Selah

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Top 5 Movies Where Will Smith Plays the Hero

Which of these is your favorite Big Willie flick?

Will Smith is always in position to help others in danger, here are 5 examples…

By Cedric 'Big Ced' Thornton

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Is ‘American Idol’ Getting Rid of All 4 Judges?

Rumored makeover includes getting rid of overpaid celebrity judges

Will a new judging panel lure you back to the show?

By Cedric 'Big Ced' Thornton

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Rev Run and Family Return to Television

The Simmons' are getting a home improvement show

Will you tune in to a home improvement show for the Simmons family?

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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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