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Tyler Perry to Release First-Ever Animated Madea Film

Madea becomes a cartoon with this latest addition to the Tyler Perry franchise.

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Carmex, Ava DuVernay And Other Corporate Advertisers Bail On VH1′s ‘Sorority Sisters’

The VH1 show is highly controversial and outlandish

Monday night’s premiere of VH1’s new reality television show, Sorority Sisters, was so controversial that…

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Rihanna, Puma, and 3 Other Top Celebrity Fashion Deals

Shortly after its design collaboration with eclectic artist Solange, Puma announced that Rihanna would also…

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Selma,’ ‘Dear White People’ Star Tessa Thompson To Lead ‘Creed’

She may play the Adrian to Michael B. Jordan's boxing hero

Creed, a feature film spin-off of the Rocky franchise, is adding Selma star Tessa Thompson…

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Are Sisters Debbie Allen and Phylicia Rashad Planning to Come to Broadway?

Sisters to reportedly star in new "Arsenic and Old Lace" play together

Sisters Debbie Allen and Phylicia Rashad to reportedly star in “Arsenic and Old Lace” play…

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Black Enterprise and Jesse Jackson Join Forces with the Wall Street Project

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s vision of combining justice and economics is the goal

Black Enterprise, Rev. Jesse L. Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH Coalition & Citizenship Education Fund join forces…

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Jay Z And Beyoncé Sued For ‘Drunk In Love’ Sample By Mitsou

Hungarian singer Mitsou is asking for unspecified damages

It seems that the litigations never stop when you’re an award-winning artist. Even worse when…

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Award-Winning Matchmaker and Author, Paul C. Brunson, Brings His Life Story to the Big Screen

DeVon Franklin and Columbia Pictures to assist Brunson with life story film

Matchmaker, author and entrepreneur, Paul C. Brunson, to bring his life story to the big…

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Beyonce Releases Personal Video Where She Reflects on 2014 Achievements

She broke the Internet with no publicity

She’s the real celebrity who broke the Internet with her no-publicity, self-titled album, last December.…

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Oprah Winfrey On Ferguson And Eric Garner: “People Are Awake!”

The OWN Network CEO shares her thoughts at 'Selma' world premiere

At New York City’s Zigfeld Theatre, the cast and crew of Ava DuVernay’s Selma came…

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[REVIEW] Ava DuVernay’s ‘Selma’ Is Timely, Engaging And A Must See

One of 2014's best films is beautiful, poignant and necessary

Beautifully poignant, Ava Duvernay’s ‘Selma’ is one of 2014′s best films.

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Decoded: What’s Your Favorite Holiday Film?

Here are seven classics that earned the most and least at the box office

Here are seven classic holiday films with black casts that earned the most and the…

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Top 6 Destinations That Will Change Your Life

Whether you crave adventure or luxury, check out these hotspots

When is the last time you did something for the first time?
Whether you crave adventure,…

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Oprah Announces Month-Long Celebration to Honor Civil Rights Legends

Throughout January, exclusive programming will feature the legends

Earlier today, the Oprah Winfrey Network announced that as January approaches, there will be continual…

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DeVon Franklin Talks ‘Annie’ Remake, Social Activism and Hollywood’s Role in Shaping Perception

Film producer opens up about his new project and desire to bring meaningful content to Hollywood

Film producer DeVon Franklin talks new “Annie” film, careers, Hollywood’s role in social activism and…

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Oprah Airs Michael Sam Documentary Christmas Weekend

Show follows first openly gay football player drafted into the NFL and later cut from the league

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Michael Sam, who made history when he became the first openly gay football player…

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DeVon Franklin, CEO Tammy Williams and More to Appear on Our World

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

Columbia Pictures executive, DeVon Franklin, CEO Tammy Williams and more to appear on this weekend’s…

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Jay Z Meets with New York Governor to Discuss Criminal Justice Reform

Leaders meet to discuss social issues and legislative reform

Jay Z and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo meet to discuss changes that need to…

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Chris Rock: Kanye West Album Better Than ‘Thriller’

Chris Rock lauds rapper's 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy' over pop classic

While doing the press rounds for his latest movie, ‘Top Five,’ Chris Rock admits that…

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Sony Pictures Involved in Leaked Email Scandal

Execs under scrutiny after comments about President Obama and Kevin Hart

Sony Pictures facing scandal as emails are leaked involving President Obama and comedian Kevin Hart.

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Ava DuVernay Is Golden Globes’ First Black Female Director Nominee

Could she become the first black female director to be nominated for an Oscar?

The popular ‘Selma’ filmmaker, Ava DuVernay, earned the distinction of being the first black female…

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Cuba Gooding Jr. to Play O.J. Simpson In ‘American Crime Story’

Created by Glee's Ryan Murphy, show first of several in a series

The life and times of O.J. Simpson returns to the small screen as Ryan Murphy…

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5 Ways to Market Your Business for the Holiday Season

8 Ways To Shop For Gifts That Give Back

Sometimes, the best gifts are those that pay it forward to someone in need.

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Black Enterprise and Film Life Inc. Join to Form ABFF Ventures

Partnership set to expand resources and platform for black filmmakers and actors

ABFF Ventures is the new equity partnership between Black Enterprise and Film Life, Inc.

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Tika Sumpter to Play Michelle Obama in Obama Romance Film

The search continues for the perfect on-screen President Obama

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama’s love story to be chronicled on the…

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On the weekend of Dec. 6, Oprah Winfrey hosted the “Celebrating Selma & The Legends Who Paved The Way” festival of events in Santa Barbara, California. The event was held to honor the upcoming film Selma and to celebrate the lives of iconic civil rights heroes who fought in the civil rights movement and those from the entertainment and arts industry who contributed to African American history.

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Oprah Hosts ‘Celebrating Selma’ and the Civil Rights Leaders Who Paved the Way

Event brought together activists and Hollywood heavyweights

Oprah Winfrey hosted ‘Celebrating Selma & The Legends Who Paved The Way,’ an event which…

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John Legend Hires Food Trucks For New York Protesters

Backed by his wife, the two help feed protesters in NYC

Ohio native and Grammy award singer, John Legend, along with his wife, hired food trucks…

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Cheers to Holiday Party Etiquette

Take heed to these tips to ensure you have a great time without losing your job

These office party nuances can have lasting impact long after the holidays are over.

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NeNe Leakes, Egypt Sherrod and More on Our World with Black Enterprise

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

NeNe Leakes, Egypt Sherrod and more to appear on this weekend’s new episode of Our…

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Happy Born Day Jigga: Twitter Celebrates Jay Z’s 45th Birthday

Throw your diamonds up in the sky!

Shawn Carter, better known around the world as Jay Z, turns 45 today. Twitter and…

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Viral Genius: The 12 Most Hilarious Vine Videos From King Bach

Get familiar with the undisputed king of Vine

King Bach, the viral genius and undisputed king of Vine, has captivated the world with…

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Lil Wayne Via Twitter: “I Want Off Cash Money!”

'I am a prisoner and so is my creativity,' the Young Money rapper says

The Young Money CEO, Lil Wayne, wants off his home label Cash Money Records. He…

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Aretha Franklin set to receive the first-ever Billboard Women in Music Icon award on Dec. 12.

Aretha Franklin Set to be Honored With Billboard’s First-Ever Icon Award

Aretha Franklin is set to receive Billboard’s first-ever icon award on Dec. 12.

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College Athletes Protest in Honor of Ferguson and Eric Garner

Knox College athlete Ariyana Smith and University of Maryland athlete Deon Long's protest spark social media debate

Knox College basketball player Ariyana Smith and University of Maryland football player Deon Long make…

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Tonya Lewis Lee, Sheryl Lee Ralph and More on Women of Power TV

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

Tonya Lewis Lee, Sheryl Lee Ralph and more to appear on a new episode of…

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Black Women in Film Have a Powerful Ally in Terra Renee

The founder of the African American Women in Cinema Film Festival has been supporting female filmmakers for nearly two decades.

Terra Renee is a powerful ally for black women in film.

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Solange Collabs With Puma for Wild Wonders

New sneakers available now

Solange collaborates with Puma to release sneaker collection, Wild Wonders.

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4 Holiday Gifts to Empower Women

Check these ideas that can add enrichment to any lady in your life

Check out these ideas for the leading women in your life, from empowerment to life-changing…

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Hacked Document Reveals Hollywood’s Startling Race And Gender Gap

Sony execs are 94% male and 88% white.

A hacked document, reportedly leaked by Guardians of Peace, appears to unveil a treasure trove…

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5 Unique Ways to Celebrate the Holidays

Upgrade your holiday experience with these savvy ideas

Feel like you’re in a holiday rut? Try these tips to upgrade your experience.

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Will Smith Won’t Return To ‘Independence Day’ Sequel

The director says the Fresh Prince is "too much to hire"

Roland Emmerich is circling around returning to direct an ‘Independence Day’ sequel, but it will…

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John Boyega Awakens Masses In New ‘Star Wars’ Teaser Trailer

Now that it's out — what do you think?

J.J. Abrams’ released his ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ teaser trailer over the weekend. John…

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Iconic Artist and Humanitarian Annie Lee Dies at 79

The internationally acclaimed woman was known for her faceless paintings

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

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

Hollywood vet presents legendary director with Media Hero Award

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

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Chef James "JR" Robinson presents a holiday brunch

Impress Your Guests With a Holiday Brunch

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

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

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GrassROOTS Community Foundation Hosts Fundraising Concert

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

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

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10 Motivational Quotes to Inspire You to Live Your Best Life

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

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

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

Brand ambassador and influencer stops in Big Apple to inspire

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

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OWN Announces 2015 Line-Up

The network releases new shows for next year

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

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

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

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

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Black Women in Film Come Together for NYC Film Festival

Documentaries, panels and films highlight AAWIC film festival

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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5 Ways To Experience the Good Life

You can take action to design the life you want

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Director Gina Prince-Bythewood Talks Hollywood Boss Moves

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

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

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

The successful television producer reveals his first comic collection

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

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

More trouble stems from sexual assault allegations

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

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November 20: Transgender Day of Remembrance

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

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

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Actress Janice Dickinson Accuses Cosby; Netflix Shelves Special

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

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

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Don Lemon Sparks Outrage After Interview with Alleged Rape Victim

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

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

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Misty Copeland to Mentor Young Ballerinas in New Oxygen Series

Renowned ballerina will serve as executive producer of new Oxygen show

Renowned ballerina, Misty Copeland, lands new docuseries on Oxygen

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Bob Marley’s Family Helps Launch Global Marijuana Brand

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

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

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

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

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

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Whoopi Goldberg Skeptical About Bill Cosby Rape Allegations

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

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

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Oprah’s Favorite Things: The Affordable Edition

Great gift ideas for family, friends and colleagues

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

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Side Hustle: 4 Lucrative Celebrity Passion Projects That Rock

These industry leaders successfully expanded their brands beyond their main gigs

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

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

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

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

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Twitter Celebrates Black Love As Solange Knowles Marries Alan Ferguson

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

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

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9 Motivating Faith Leaders to Follow on Instagram

Follow these inspirational figures to add some positivity to your day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Civil Rights Group Says Bravo TV Profiting From Black Violence

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

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

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

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

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

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

Social media reacts to reality star's provocative mag cover

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

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

Oprah Winfrey praised the director and actor David Oyelowo

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

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Entrepreneurial Inspiration: Top Ten Instagram Accounts to Follow

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

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

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Bill Cosby Invite For Twitter Memes Leads to Ridicule

Sexual assault allegations continue to tarnish Hollywood heavyweight's brand

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

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

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

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

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

Military to Mainstream: 10 Black Celebrity Veterans

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

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

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10 Countries That Consume the Most Marijuana

United Nations provides a breakdown of annual drug use by nation

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

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BioWare Teases Next ‘Mass Effect 4′ Video Game

New aliens. New planets. All for gamers to explore

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

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6 Awesome Winter Wine and Arts Festivals

Gather the family and friends and enjoy these beautiful activities

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

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Celebrity Blogger Karen Civil Donates $41,000 to Haiti

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

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

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Whitney Houston Album to be released in November

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

Features icon’s most memorable concert and television performances

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

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

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

This is the her first one-woman show

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

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Harry Belafonte Receives Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award

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

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

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Common is hosting a furniture design reality show on Spike TV

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

This show is the first of its kind

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

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

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

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

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

Hosts Paul Brunson and Patricia Cesaire get into careers and inspiration

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

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MC Lyte partners with Dillard University, BET and Soul Train

MC Lyte Partners With BET, Soul Train and Dillard University

TV host announces Hip Hop Sisters Foundation's scholarship initiative

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

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

All new episode premieres this weekend

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Need That Extra Boost? Follow These 10 Instagram Accounts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The 2014 Plunge Culture & Creativity Conference Has Arrived in Miami

Conference will take place from November 6th - 8th

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

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Beyoncé Is Highest-Paid Female Music Star In the World

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

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

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Jay-Z nows owns Ace of Spades champagne

Jay-Z Buys ‘Ace of Spades’ Champagne Label

Sovereign Brands sells its interest in the champagne

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

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Robert Johnson Launches Urban Movie Channel

Robert Johnson Announces Launch Of Urban Movie Channel

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

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

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

Movie represents new take on Broadway and film classic

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

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Kanye West Supports Democrats, Urges People To Vote

The 'Watch The Throne' MC endorses President Obama

Kanye West publicly endorsed Democrats and encouraged people to vote.

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

With iHeart Radio, you can hear history unfold

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

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

Pitching phenom will lead with her team, the Taney Dragons

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

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Cigar Aficionado: Tres Lindas Cubanas Cigars Sparking Business Success

Partners Yvonne and Yvette Rodriguez detail journey into the industry

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

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10 Election Day GIFs Advocating Your Right to Vote

Make sure your friends and family get out and vote

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

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Beyonce releasing boxset on November 24th

Beyonce Releasing Platinum Edition Box Set

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

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

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Snoop Dog is a partner with Cuca Fresca

Snoop Dogg Partners With Beverage Brand Cuca Fresca

Artist becomes a shareholder with popular Brazilian drink company

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

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Apollo Theater Celebrates A New Orleans to Harlem Jazz Weekend

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

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

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

This could be the biggest cases of alleged song theft ever

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

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The 10 Funniest Business Memes You Should See

Start your Monday off with a laugh at the job!

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

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

Second episode showing weekend of Nov. 1

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

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Top Twitter Reactions to Blue Ivy’s Halloween Costume

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

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

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Omari Hardwick Hosts ABFF Independent

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

Omari Hardwick hosts 6 short films Nov 3

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

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

New season premiers weekend of Nov. 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Deion Sanders OWN show premieres November 1st

Deion Sanders: All About the Family Playbook

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

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

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Pharrell is on the Board of Directors at The Apollo Theater

Pharrell Williams Sits on Apollo Theater’s Board of Directors

Adds another title to his many responsibilities

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

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[Part 1] African Hip Hop Pioneer Comes Full Circle

Entertainer opens up about winning and failing, journey and legacy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Get ready to throw your money at Marvel Studios again!

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

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

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

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

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Chadwick Boseman to Become First Lead of Color for Marvel

'Get On Up' actor will play Black Panther

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

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Beyonce Book to be Released Fall 2015

Biographer J. Randy Taraborrelli will write the book

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

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Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine open a school at USC

Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine Open School

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The company will be called Parkwood TopShop Athletic Ltd.

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

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

The couple opens up about financial difficulties

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

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

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

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

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Leslie Jones is added to cast of Saturday Night Live

Leslie Jones Joins Saturday Night Live Cast

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

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

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

Details are incredibly sparse, but we're excited!

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

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

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

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

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Latifah to host The Hollywood Film Awards

Queen Latifah to Host The Hollywood Film Awards

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

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

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Ten Facts about Pam Grier

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

Check out fun tidbits about this legendary actress and entrepreneur

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

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WATCH: ‘Dear White People’ Advocates For Racial Insurance

Covers everything except the N-word!

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

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Comedian Hannibal Buress Calls Bill Cosby ‘A Rapist’

Was the Comedy Central perform wrong for his joke?!

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

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Teddy Pendergrass' wife retains control over his estate

Teddy Pendergrass’ Widow Retains Control Over Estate

Judge rules son's will was fraudulent

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

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Hip-Hop Entrepreneur Jim Jones to Launch Vamp Berry Soda

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

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

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President Barack Obama’s Credit Card Was Declined

The president revealed that Michelle Obama picked up the check

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

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Judge rules in favor of record labels in suit versus SiriusXM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Women of Power TV Show Set to Premiere October 25

Nationally syndicated series debuts with Tracee Ellis Ross feature

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

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Quality Connections: How to Use Social Media to Advance Your Professional Brand

Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit panelist LC Johnson teaches women how to brand themselves…

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Legacy Award Honoree: How Charlayne Hunter-Gault Helped Desegregate Schools

Legacy Award recipient and journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault was one of the first blacks to desegregate…

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