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2017 Stellar Award Nominee Latice Crawford Shares Her #techieTips

This weekend, thousands will journey to Las Vegas with their favorite tech swag, ready to…

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novel

YA Novel About Police Brutality is Getting Plenty Praise

'The Hate U Give' looks at police violence through the eyes of a teenager

Angie Thomas’ debut Young Adult novel, “The Hate U Give,” reached the number one spot…

By Lisa Fraser

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Toyota

Toyota USA: Giving Back to the Community

Automaker supports multicultural communities through charitable donations and a strong sense of community

Giving back is part of Toyota’s commitment to diversity. For Black History Month, Toyota Motor…

By Brian Armstead

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Lynn Whitfield

Lynn Whitfield Opens Up About Starring on Oprah Winfrey’s ‘Greenleaf’

Actress shares about her love for the arts and the real-world women who comprise her character on the critically-acclaimed original drama series

Lynn Whitfield is one of a few African American actresses who has successfully achieved longevity…

By Gwendolyn Quinn

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little ballers

‘Little Ballers Indiana’ Docuseries From WNBA Star Skylar Diggins to Premiere on Nickelodeon’s Nicktoons Channel

The triumphant story of six young, dynamic, and diverse female basketball players

Dallas Wings WNBA All Star Skylar Diggins is behind a three-part docu-series from, premiering Friday,…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Kindness

Buckets of Kindness: Remembering Natalie Cole

How a chance encounter with a childhood idol taught Lisa Ascolese the value of sincere kindness and generosity, even in traditionally cutthroat corporate climates

Lisa Ascolese’s chance encounter with musical legend Natalie Cole exemplifies the value of kindness, even…

By Lisa Ascolese

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Moonlight

Moonlight Co-Creator Opens Up About His Academy Award Winning Film

Tarell Alvin McCraney’s Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Film of 2017 is a semi-autobiographical inspired story

Moonlight, a drama about the coming of age of a young, black, gay man, was…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Robin Givens

Robin Givens and Ashleigh Murray Open Up About Starring on ‘Riverdale’

Actresses Robin Givens and Ashleigh Murray talked about their roles in a modern-age rendition of…

By Aniesia Williams

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Daniel Beaty

Actor, Writer Daniel Beaty Brings ‘Chapter and Verse’ to the Screen

Actor, writer, film producer, and activist Daniel Beaty is living a dream

Inspired by his own family, award-winning actor Daniel Beaty co-wrote and is starring in a…

By Gwendolyn Quinn

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Lauryn

Black History Month: 10 Powerful Lyrical Quotes by Lauryn Hill

Rapper, singer, writer and actress Lauryn Hill made music history on this day, 18 years ago

Many of the lyrics from Lauryn Hill’s career continue to inspire and speak to today’s…

By Selena Hill

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slave

Black History Month: The Slave Who Escaped From George Washington

Ona Judge escaped slavery in the executive mansion only to live the rest of her life in poverty as a fugitive

Learn about Oney “Ona” Judge, the African American slave who ran away from George Washington’s…

By Selena Hill

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ABFF Honors

ABFF Honors: Issa Rae Hacks Hollywood

Long gone are the days of being discovered or looking for an agent to book you gigs

The who’s who of Hollywood will be in full effect on Wednesday, February, 22nd at…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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ABFF

ABFF Honors Denzel Washington, Queen Latifah, Issa Rae, and Black Talent in Hollywood

Don't miss this celebration of black excellence in Hollywood TONIGHT, Feb. 22, at 8 p.m. ET/PT, on BET

The extraordinary achievements of African Americans in cinema will be celebrated tonight at the 2017…

By Selena Hill

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Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington, Issa Rae, F. Gary Gray to Be Honored by ABFF and BET

The awards gala, presented by BET, returns to honor Hollywood veteran Denzel Washington, rising star Issa Rae, and director F. Gary Gray

BET Networks and The American Black Film Festival (ABFF) recently announced the honorees for the…

By Kali Wilder

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Maya Angelou

New Maya Angelou Documentary to Debut on PBS for Black History

First film to chronicle life story of the phenomenal Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, author, and civil rights activist

Maya Angelou’s poem And Still I Rise remains a triumphant anthem of transcendence over adversity.…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Harlem Literary Brunch

Here’s What You Missed At The Harlem Literary Brunch

Good food, positive vibes, and a room filled with black girl writer magic

The Harlem Literary Brunch was a hungry reader’s delight that offered the opportunity to connect…

By Selena Hill

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CeCe Winans

CeCe Winans Says “Let Them Fall in Love” on First Album in 9 Years

The sounds of yesteryear, but with a twist

It’s been nine years since Grammy Award-winning gospel legend CeCe Winans’ last full-length album, Thy…

By Bil Carpenter

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Lee Daniels

Lee Daniels: The Business of Being a Gay Black Man

Lee Daniels' choice to live in his truth has been the best career decision he has ever made

Black Enterprise chatted with Lee Daniels, Tyrese Gibson and Amiyah Scott about the upcoming episode…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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black art

Artist Charly Palmer Talks the Business of Black Art

"Black art is the soul of folk—black folk," - Charly Palmer

Writer Ida Harris caught up with Charly Palmer, a painter, muralist, designer, and illustrator in…

By Dr. Dionne Mahaffey

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modern

BE Luxury: African Modern Décor Inspo

Ways to accentuate the home with heritage-focused designs

A brief look at exceptional, luxury, accent modern pieces with native tradition interpreted to contemporary…

By T. Bernie

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manage

Ask Sheree: How to Manage an Overload of Work

It is very common for a busy professional to feel overwhelmed with their job commitments…

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podcast

How to Watch Black Enterprise’s New Tech Podcast on Any Device

Tune into Black Enterprise’s BE The Code podcast hosted by Sequoia Blodgett for all the…

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