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Melody, American Girl doll

Black History Month: American Girl Launching Civil Rights-Era Doll

Melody tells children story of everyday people as part of fighting for equality in the 1960s

In celebrating Black History Month and its 30th anniversary, American Girl is introducing a doll…

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Kathryn Buford-client-African Ancestry

Tracing Her Roots: Kathryn Buford Finds Strength and Clarity

"When you know who you are, not just anything or anyone can knock you off your game"

When I got my results in the mail, I didn’t open them right away. I…

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O'shea Jackson Jr., actor

ABFF Awards: A Groundbreaking Celebration of Black Hollywood

An evening dedicated to honoring the impact of African Americans in film and television

Last night America got a chance to experience all of the black star magic with…

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Combatting #OscarsSoWhite: Russell Simmons Launching All Def Movie Awards

Tony Rock set to host; 'Straight Outta Compton,' 'Beasts of No Nation' among Best Film nominees

With Oscars diversity under scrutiny, Russell Simmons has decided to level the playing field with…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Canadian flag

Black History Canada: 8 Famous and Influential Northern Neighbors of Color

Famous and influential leaders in heatlhcare, politics, sports, and more

In celebrating Black History Month, here’s a snapshot of black Canadian leaders who have made…

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Mike Epps Has been picked to play Richard Pryor

Host Mike Epps Talks About the Importance of ABFF Awards

"As black artists, we have to continue to open up other doors and avenues for ourselves"

With ABFF Awards: A Celebration of Hollywood, airing tonight on BET, we sat down with…

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2016 ABFF AWARDS

ABFF Awards Celebrates Black Film and TV Tomorrow on BET

A Celebration of Hollywood TOMORROW, Feb. 23 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

ABFF Awards: A Celebration of Hollywood,” hosted by actor and comedian Mike Epps and…

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The 2016 ABFF Awards: Black Hollywood at its Finest

Hundreds of notables in black film and television turned out for the event

It was a night of inspiration and uplift as hundreds of stars from Hollywood gathered…

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Black History Month: Order of African American Nuns Celebrates 100 Years of Service

The Franciscan Handmaids of the Most Pure Heart of Mary started as a social mission and expanded

An order of black nuns in Harlem N.Y.—one of only three original orders of its…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Octavia Spencer & Taraji P. Henson Co-Starring in Film About Black Women Space Pioneers

Fox 2000's 'Hidden Figures' set for release in 2017

Octavia Spencer has landed a role in Fox 2000’s “Hidden Figures,” co-starring with Taraji P.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Academy of Motion Pictures Suing Gift Bag Company

Oscars organization says company offering $200,000 swag bag is infringing on trademark

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against Distinctive…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Love Shack musical

Black Musical Debuts in Los Angeles

The gospel drama continues to be rich theatre fodder

#TheLOVESHACK which was written, produced and directed by ‪Paul D. Hannah and co-produced by ‪Kimberley…

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Comcast Launches New Xfinity On Demand Destination Featuring ABFF Curated Film Collection

There's a special focus on stories from independent black filmmakers

Today, Comcast announced a Black History Month celebration with a special focus on stories from…

By Kali Wilder

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Grammy Award

Grammys Weekend: Before, During and After the Show

Two days of top caliber Grammy-related events

This year’s Grammys was more than great sound bytes and pyrotechnics. The musical entertainment highlighted…

By Aniesia Williams

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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…

By Stacey Tisdale

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What You’re Missing: Black History Month Events in NYC

Art exhibits, restaurants, walking tours and more to celebrate

Art exhibits, restaurants, walking tours and more held in NYC to celebrate black history month.

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Top 100 Places to Eat in America

Yelp reveals top 100 foodie hot spots in the U.S.

Yelp reveals top 100 places to eat in America.

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[Watch] Black History Month: Allstate Spotlights Modern African American Inspirational Stories

Allstate insurance company honors Black History Month with a salute to modern day change makers

Allstate insurance company honors Black History Month with a salute to modern day change makers.

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The National Black Programming Consortium Is Offering $150,000 To Independent Filmmakers

Executive Director Leslie Fields-Cruz brings black content to public TV and beyond

The head of the National Black Programming Consortium is filling the funding gap, offering $150,000…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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NBC Honors 29 Modern Day History Makers With New Black History Month Initiative

Young politicians, athletes, actors and more make the list

NBC’s new platform, NBCBLK, celebrates Black History Month with new initiative spotlighting modern day history…

By Courtney Connley

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How To

Password Protect Your Flash Drive In Two Simple Steps

Flash drives, thumb drives, USB sticks: whatever you want to call them, they’re more than…

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Black Female Voice Actor on How to Break into the Lucrative Voice-Over Business

“The secret society [of the voice-over business] is due in part because it’s a career…

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