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TD Jakes Sues Young Jeezy

T.D. Jakes Talks Megafest, His New Book, and Black Lives Matter

The third week of August marked the kickoff of MegaFest, a four-day inspirational family festival…

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5 Fall Events Women Won’t Want to Miss

Just what you need to get out and network this autumn

We’ve got five amazing events happening this fall that women won’t want to miss.

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Check Out Marvel’s Newest Black Female Superhero

Meet pre-teen super genius, Lunella Lafayette, in the 'Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur' comic

Meet pre-teen super genius, Lunella Lafayette, in the ‘Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur’ comic.

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Black Women Reign on September Magazine Covers

Check out celebs as they grace the cover of your favorite fashion, trade, and health mag

Check out black women as they grace the covers of your favorite fashion, trade, and…

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Misty Copeland To Debut on Broadway

The prima ballerina is taking on a new role with new challenges but she's fully aware of what it takes to succeed

Misty Copeland is prepping for her Broadway Debut August 25th in New York City.

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Queen Latifah Lands ‘Variety Magazine’ Cover

The media mogul sat down with the mag to talk 'Bessie', her past and what's next

Check out media mogul Queen Latifah on the cover of ‘Variety’ magazine’s September issue

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Danny Glover, Issa Rae, and Patrice Cullors in Martha’s Vineyard to Discuss African Americans and Media

'Changing the Script: Media, Culture, And Black Lives' panel explores depictions of blackness

‘Changing the Script: Media, Culture, And Black Lives’ panel explores depictions of blackness.

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Tyra Banks and Chrissy Teigen Gear Up to Host the ‘Fab Life’ this Fall

Banks will serve as chief stylist and executive producer of new lifestyle show airing next month

Get ready for the Fab Life daytime talk show airing this fall, hosted and produced…

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Willow Smith Drops Words of Wisdom During ‘I-D Magazine’ Shoot

Teen talks her music and shares what she thinks of her generation

Willow Smith talks her music and shares what she thinks of her generation.

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Kenya Barris to Write Film Adaptation of 1970s Sitcom ‘Good Times’

'Black-ish' series creator says movie adaptation will be a 'dramaedy'

‘Black-ish’ series creator says movie adaptation will be a ‘dramaedy’

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Issa Rae Talks Turning Down Hollywood

The producer and actress sits down with New York Times Mag to give fans a closer look into her career journey

Producer and actress, Issa Rae, sits down with New York Times Mag to give fans…

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ABFF Returns to Miami Beach 2016

Premier black film festival returns to South Florida to celebrate 20 years of promoting black TV and cinema

American Black Film Festival will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a return to sizzling Miami…

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Beyonce Launches New Flash Tattoo Line

The Beyhive can now wear Beyonce's song lyrics on their body in metallic fashion

Beyonce launches new flash tattoo line, allowing fans to wear her song lyrics.

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Danielle Nicolet Talks Sexuality, Finding a Sense of Self, and Her New Sitcom ‘Born Again Virgin’

The star of the TV One comedy says the show reflects an African American women's reality

Danielle Nicolet talks sexuality, finding a sense of self, and her new sitcom Born Again…

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Idris Elba Becomes ‘Maxim’s’ First Solo Male Cover Feature

FIlm star talks 'Star Trek Beyond,' career passions and more in latest issue

‘Maxim’ is featuring first ever male solo cover with actor Idris Elba.

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Jon Stewart Says Goodbye: Top ‘The Daily Show’ Moments on Race, Black Lives Matter and More

Comedian Trevor Noah set to take over Sept. 28

Thursday night was ‘Daily Show’ host Jon Stewart’s last in the role, as South African…

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Art Industry Leader Thelma Golden Joins Obama Foundation Board

Studio Museum of Harlem head to lead plans for Barack Obama Presidential Center in Chicago

Studio Museum of Harlem head, Thelma Golden, will lead plans for the Barack Obama Presidential…

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Lauryn Hill Wows Tonight Show with ‘Feeling Good’ Performance

Hill’s rendition of “Feeling Good” comes from the newly released album “Nina Revisited: A Tribute to Nina Simone.”

Lauryn Hill stops by Tonights Show to perform Nina Simone’s “Feeling Good” from “Nina Revisited:…

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ABFF: McDonald’s Lovin’ Competition Winner Talks Blooming Success in Filmmaking

Richard T. Fields shares his experience as a mentee and award winner at the American Black Film Festival.

BlackEnterprise.com had the chance to catch up with Richard T. Fields to learn more about…

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Lupita Nyong’o Set to Star in Play About Liberian Women

The Hollywood actress will debut off Broadway in New York's Public Theater this fall

The Hollywood sweetheart, Lupita Nyong’o, will debut off Broadway in New York’s Public Theater this…

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Art Collector Talks African Art and Gives Buying Tips

Founder of the largest privately owned African art collection talks plans to open museum and gives tips on buying African art

Eric Edwards, founder of the largest privately owned African Art Collection gives tips on investing…

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Generation Soweto

New Documentary to Explore South Africa’s Political and Social Climate From the Perspective of Four Millennials

'Generation Soweto' takes a look at South Africa's job market, technology, cost of living and more

‘Generation Soweto’ explores youth culture in Johannesburg and Cape Town through the eyes of four…

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‘Black-ish’ Star, Anthony Anderson, Shares His Love For Food and Family

Emmy nominated actor says, " I learned how to cook out of necessity"

BlackEnterprise.com spoke with Anthony Anderson to discuss his passion for cooking and it’s ties to…

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Queen Latifah and Mary J. Blige Join NBC’s ‘The Wiz’

Iconic singers set to join TV version of the classic musical

Queen Latifah and Mary J. Bilge, set to join TV version of the classic musical,…

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Anthony Anderson Says: Don’t Compromise Who You Are In Order To Succeed

The Emmy nominated actor talks black culture, giving back, and telling our own stories

The Emmy nominated actor talks black culture, giving back, and telling our own stories.

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Sadat X of Brand Nubian and Jarobi White of A Tribe Called Quest Take Brooklyn Summerfest Stage

Hip-hop vets perform at the 6th annual TAMA Summerfest in Brooklyn

Hip-Hop Vets perform at the 6th annual TAMA Summerfest.

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Actor Jessie T. Usher Talks Survivor’s Remorse, Independence Day: Resurgence and How He Got His Start in Acting

Young star also spills the tea on finishing his culinary arts degree

‘Survivor’s Remorse’ star Jessie T. Usher opens up about the show’s new season and his…

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Celebrity Outrage Over Death of ‘Cecil the Lion’ Ignites Twitter and Facebook

#CatLivesMatter hashrBtag trending on Twitter

Controversy surrounding the Internet’s outrage over death of Cecil the lion, leaving to some to…

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‘Shaft’ is NOT a Comedy

David Walker takes issue with creative team of movie remake

In his open letter, writer David Walker compared the proposed comedic remake of ‘Shaft’ to…

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Top Entertainment Executives Get Candid at Women’s Leadership Forum

Hollywood decision makers discuss images of black women on television

Decision makers in Hollywood gathered to discuss the business, opportunities, challenges, and creative process faced…

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‘Un-Tamed: Hair Body Attitude’ Celebrates Black Womanhood

New Black Fest creator commissions black female playwrights to write woman-centered works

New Black Fest creator commissions black female playwrights to write woman-centered works.

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The New Black Fest: African American Theatre Tackles Ferguson, Racism, and Social Injustice

Artistic Director, Keith Josef Adkins, talks the arts, racism, and black social justice

BlackEnterprise.com caught up with Keith Josef Adkins, artistic director of The New Black Fest, to…

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Celebs React to the Death of Bobbi Kristina Brown

Daughter of late superstar Whitney Houston and singer Bobby Brown dies at 22

Celebrities react to the death of Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of late superstar Whitney…

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[PHOTOS] First Look Inside the Cuban Embassy in the US

For the first time since 1961, Cuba re-opened its embassy in Washington, D.C.

For the first time since 1961, Cuba has re-opened its embassy in Washington, D.C.

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Playwright Dominique Morisseau On Detroit and ‘Paradise Blue,’ Starring Blair Underwood

The multi-award winner talks the impact of building a foundation

Dominique Morisseau discusses her play, ‘Paradise Blue,’ her hometown of Detroit, and the challenges of…

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Brandy Graces Uptown Magazine Cover as ‘Rising Icon’

The singer and actress opens up about her success and trumps spanning her 20 year career

Brandy opens up to Uptown Magazine about her success and trumps spanning her 20 year…

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Actor Jesse Williams Sums Up His Thoughts on Sandra Bland and Racism in America in 24 Epic Tweets

Actor speaks out against America's ongoing relationship with racism and injustice

Following the suspicious death of Sandra Bland, actor Jesse Williams sums up his thoughts on…

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The Magical Experience of Cuba

My unforgettable trip to Havana in 2015

Our tourism experience required that we put in a full day’s work and adhere to…

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Don’t Miss the National Black Arts Festival in Atlanta

Artists from the U.S., Africa, the Caribbean, Europe and Latin America will be featured

The National Black Arts Festival features artists from the African Diaspora, the US, Africa, the…

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Three Young Black Models Rock ‘Teen Vogue’ Cover

Imaan Hammam, Aya Jones, and Lineisy Montero grace the August 2015 issue

Models Imaan Hammam, Aya Jones, and Lineisy Montero grace the August issue of ‘Teen…

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12 Films That Can Help Race Relations in America

In the wake of recent attacks, National Black Programming Consortium urges viewing parties to advance the dialogue on race

National Black Programming Consortium head talks race in America and urges viewing parties in wake…

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4 Incredible Stats About Serena Williams’ Historic Win at Wimbledon

The tennis star adds to her illustrious career with her “Serena Slam”

Check out four notable moments of Serena Williams’ illustrious tennis career after big win at…

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New Film is a Call to Action to Build Black Wealth

Power-couple Lamar and Ronnie Tyler's Generation One: The Search for Black Wealth is the blockbuster you really need to see

It’s not enough to just talk about the the Black Wealth Gap. It’s time for…

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[VIDEO] 92-Year-Old Woman Receives Library Card After Being Denied 73 Years Ago

Pearl Thompson shares her story

Pearl Thompson, 92-Years-old, receives library card after being denied 73 years ago.

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Chrisette Michele Launches Clothing Line ‘Rich Hipster Belle’

Songstress wants girls to embrace their curves and 'glamourosity'

The collection includes a variety of looks, specifically designed to fit and flatter shapely women.

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Dreaming Big with ABC’s ‘Black-ish’ Star, Marsai Martin

Actress says, "If you believe it, you can achieve it"

Actress Marsai Martin says, “If you believe it, you can achieve it.”

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Join Afro-Latino Festival of New York Weekend July 10-12

Festival celebrates African, Latin American, and Caribbean cultures

The festival celebrates the contributions that people of African, Latin-American and Caribbean cultures have made…

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Ava DuVernay Passes on Directing ‘Black Panther’ Movie

DuVernay says she and Marvel had different ideas about what the story should be

Award-winning director Ava DuVernay reveals that she turned down the opportunity to direct the “Black…

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Sungura Games Goes Live with Toyota Racer

African-American gamers present this interactive game following the African American Festival.

Toyota Racer is an exciting and easy functioning game that allows users to race a…

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Face2Face Africa Hosts Pan-African Achievement Weekend July 10-12

Celebrating leaders who pave the way for future generations

‘Face2Face Africa’ hosts annual event to celebrate leaders who have paved the way for the…

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Harper’s BAZAAR and Waldorf Astoria Hotels Launch Partnership

Consumers can win a stay at the glamorous Trianon Palace Versailles

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

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Kimberly Hairston Talks Dr. Miracles and Brand Authenticity

How one beauty brand is staying competitive

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

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Kyemah McEntyre Debuts Epic Dress at BET Awards

Teen designs red carpet look for singer/actress Naturi Naughton

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

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Celebrate Caribbean Restaurant Week in Brooklyn, NY

New Yorkers celebrate Caribbean cuisine

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

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‘Invisible Life’ The Musical at Apollo Theater

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

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

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

Eric Edwards,launches Kickstarter campaign to raise money for museum

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

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

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

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

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Explore America’s 11 Most Endangered Places in 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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[WATCH] Malala Yousafzai Shares Meaningful Message

Nobel Peace Prize recipient gives personal perspective on civil- activism

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

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African American Gamers Thrive at African American Festival

Video game creators and designers discuss diversity in gaming at AAF

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

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

Proved to exceed expectations with informative and entertaining conversations

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

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

Why 'feeling' black isn’t being black

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

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[WATCH] Yegna: Ethiopia’s Sound of Change

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

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

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[WATCH] Franchesca Ramsey to Host MTV’s Decoded

YouTube sensation to tackle race in new online series

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

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

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

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

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8 Things to Look For in a Luxury Vehicle

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

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

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

Black Enterprise dives into going the extra mile for success

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

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

DuVernay will become Marvel Studios first black female director

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

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Dr. Maurice Lee Makes Waves in Philanthropy

The successful African American pharmacist shares insights about millenials

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

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African American Festival Day 2: The Party Continues

More music, empowerment, and celebration of black culture

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

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African American Festival Kicks Off Today in Baltimore

Enjoy annual festival celebrating black life, music, and culture

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

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Lee Campbell’s Natural-Wine Picks for Summer

NYC Sommelier selects affordable, natural wine in good taste

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

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ABFF Remembers ‘Boyz n the Hood’ with John Singleton

Filmmaker shares insight into what inspired him

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

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[WATCH] 8 Fierce and Fabulous Female DJs

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

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

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Dad’s Photos of Daughter Inspired By Iconic Women

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

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

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Sanaa Lathan to Star in ‘Flyy Girl’ Film Adaptation

Actress expected to executive produce Omar Tyree's classic novel

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

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

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

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

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Teacher Launches ‘I am Chocolatey Brown’ Movement

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

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

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Cadillac Shows Support For Young Black Filmmakers At ABFF

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

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

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African American Festival: Leading Ladies and the Modern Man

Influential speakers inspire festival-goers to strive for success

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

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

Kimberly Walker explores why black women are oversexualized

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

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African American Festival: Let’s Talk Love

Artist and guru talk black love at AAF

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Catherine Santino talks why routines challenge creatives

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

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HBO Short Film Competition Finalists Share Insights

Writers/directors talk inspiration and African American films

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

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

Hollywood power players talk their rise to success behind the scenes

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

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ABFF Day 3: Television and Media Expo

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

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

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ABFF Day 3: Building Your Web Series

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

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

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ABFF Day 3: Navigating the Entertainment Industry

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

Black celebrities offer advice for navigating the entertainment industry.

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‘Empire’: Inside The Writer’s Room

Screenwriters panel on script development and Cookie's quips

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

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[Photos] 2015 African American Festival Kicks off Saturday

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

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

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In Session: Tasha Smith’s Master Class on Acting

Smith offers ABFF attendees tips on becoming a great actor

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

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

Henson opens up about pushing past her fears to find success

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

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Day 4: ABFF Ends with a Full Day of Activity

ABFF closes with screenings, candid talks, and awards

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

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


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[Slideshow] ABFF Red Carpet Event

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

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Day 3: Learn, Network and Experience with ABFF

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

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

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Attendees and celebrities showed up and showed out at ABFF's opening night Old School Hip-Hop Party Thursday night at Stage 48 on Manhattan's west side.
 

Here's a glimpse at who came out to kick this year's festival off right.

[Slideshow] ABFF Old School Hip-Hop Party

Day 1 of the ABFF ended on a high note

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

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In Session: Fundamentals of Independent Film Production

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

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

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

Sherry Williams' brings together dynamic, female entrepreneurs

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

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

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

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

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Day 2: American Black Film Festival in Full Swing

Master classes, screenings, and talk backs at ABFF

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

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

ABFF and Walter Katiz Foundation bring filmmakers and directors together

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

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DAY 1: ABFF Kicks Off in New York City

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

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

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ABFF ‘Comedy Wings’ Finalists Compete for Win

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

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

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2015 African American Festival to Take Place in Baltimore

Black Enterprise hosts AAF sessions on success and empowerment

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

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18th Annual HBO Short Film Competition – Finalists

Filmmakers compete for prestigious accolade in annual competition

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

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

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

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

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

Star says her new job is a dream come true

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

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

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

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

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ABFF: 2015 Spotlight Screenings

Screenings feature groundbreaking and classic films examining black life

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

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Gabourey Sidibe Inks Memoir Deal

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

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

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Willow Smith is New Face of Marc Jacobs Fall Line

Designer reveals campaign photo and heartfelt message on Instagram

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

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American Black Film Festival Kicks-off Thursday

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

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

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

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

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

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ABFF and AAF: A Celebration of Black Art

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

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

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Meet the Brains and Beauty Behind The CurvyCon

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

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

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BE Events App Guides African American Festival Goers

All you need to know in the palm of your hand

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

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African American Festival Returns with Epic Line-Up

Event features memorable performances, empowerment sessions, and fun!

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

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Danielle Brooks to Star in Broadway’s The Color Purple

OITNB actress will play key role in revival of classic musical

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

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Songstress Ciara Dubbed New Face of Roberto Cavalli Line

Italian designer says Ciara embodies beauty with a hint of wildness

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

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Shonda Rhimes Will Publish Her First Book This Fall

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

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

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Dr. Mae Jemison Talks Overcoming Fear

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

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

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ABFF Ambassador Taraji Henson Wins Critic’s Choice

Empire Actress makes first African American to take home award

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

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

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

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

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African American Festival Best Pitch Competition

Submit your video today

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

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BE Events App Grants You Full ABFF Access

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

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

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Parents Create Black Doll for Their Daughter

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

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

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

The hottest concerts to add to your calendar in June

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

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BE Modern Man: Meet U.S. Army Veteran and Motivational Speaker Archie Nettles

“No longer will [the BE Modern Man] be able to stand by and react. He…

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Hollywood Hitmaker Mara Brock Akil, S. Epatha Merkerson and More to Appear on Women of Power TV

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

Hollywood writer and producer Mara Brock Akil and actress S. Epatha Merkerson featured on Women…

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The Best Places to Visit in 2015

TripAdvisor's top-25 travel destinations

Trip Advisor’s 2015 Top 25 Travel Destinations

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Sheryl Underwood’s Tips for Success in Comedy and Business

Strategies for getting ahead, on and off the stage

Sheryl Underwood offers several strategies for getting ahead, on and off the stage.

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Ylleya Fields Talks Becoming an Author and How She Created Princess Cupcake Jones

How a search for identity became a children's book series

How Ylleya Fields search for identity became children’s book series, Princess Cupcake Jones.

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4 Summer Must-Reads

Get inspired while you beat the summer heat

Get inspired while you beat the summer heat with this summer empowerment reading list.

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Artist Launches ‘The Mugshot Series’ to Reverse Stereotypes of Black Men

Artist EJ Brown creates 'The Mugshot Series' a photo project to reverse stereotypes of black men

Artist EJ Brown creates ‘The Mugshot Series’ a photo project to reverse stereotypes of black…

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[WATCH] Black and Sexy TV’s ‘The Couple’ in Development with HBO

Fans can watch Black and Sexy TV programming through premium subscription service

Fans can watch HBO and Black and Sexy TV programming through premium subscription service.

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Miss Nigeria USA Crowns 2015 Queen

Frances Udukwu announced winner of the annual beauty pageant

Miss Frances Udukwu announced winner of the annual Miss Nigeria USA beauty pageant May 23,…

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Diversifying Your Palate: New York African Restaurant Week Expanding Platform for Restaurateurs of Color

Founder Akin Akinsanya and team expanding exposure for chefs of the diaspora

Akin Akinsanya put his own spin on Restaurant Week, providing restaurateurs of African descent the…

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‘Castle’ Star Tamala Jones Launches Brain Aneurysm Survivor Model Search

Actress has teamed up with hatmaker Canada Bliss for a project that hits close to home

Actress Tamala Jones has teamed up with luxury hat maker, Canada Bliss, for a project…

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Tika Sumpter Talks Her Role in Biopic ‘Bessie’

Actress reveals experience playing bisexual lover to 'Empress of Blues'

Actress, Tika Sumpters reveals what it was like playing bisexual lover to roaring 20′s Empress…

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Boosting Income: Darius Williams Talks Cooking Up Brand Expansion and Audience Engagement

Cookbook author, comedian and foodie details his strategy for success

Online culinary sensation Darius Williams dishes about his journey and latest cookbook, Stories From My…

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US-Africa Synergy to Host Third Annual Cultural Evening

The May 30 event will celebrate the beauty and diversity of the continent

The US-Africa Synergy is hosting its Third Annual Cultural Evening, a night to celebrate the…

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Shonda Rhimes Introduces New ABC Drama ‘The Catch’

The super-producer pens yet another female lead to keep fans guessing

Shonda Rhimes introduces new ABC show, “The Catch” with yet another powerful female lead.

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[WATCH] Singer Amerie Offers Her Version of ‘Extraordinary Means’

Songstress reveals some of her favorite books and other interesting insights via Youtube

Songstress Amerie reveals of her favorite books and other interesting insights via viral social media…

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BE Exclusive: Jane Fonda Discusses Raising a Black Daughter

Giving each other life

Mary Luana Williams, nicknamed ‘Lulu,’ never imagined that one day she would call one of…

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Janet Cohen Draws Intolerant Parallel with ‘Anne and Emmett’ Play

Award-winning writer creates dialogue to unite and educate people globally

Award-winning writer Janet Cohen shares her play “Anne and Emmett” to educate the masses and…

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Hot 97 Empowers Girls With Ultimate Prom Experience

Laura Stylez & Nessa promote self-confidence and host giveaway contest and makeover

HOT 97’s Laura Stylez & Nessa hosted the wrap-up party for their Ultimate Prom Experience…

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ABFF Winner Christopher Brandt Writes Movie, Set to Premier on TV One

ABFF champion makes his way to the screen

ABFF winner Christopher Brandt’s original script ‘Runaway Island’ finds a home at TV One.

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Save the Date: Women of Power Summit 2016

Black Enterprise has officially announced that the 2016 Women of Power Summit will be held…

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Women of Power: 4 Boss Moves to Get Salary You Deserve

As the pay gap for women and men is highlighted today for Equal Pay Day,…

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