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Stacey Dash works for Fox News

Stacey Dash Hired by FOX News

'Clueless' actress has a stage to share her views

“Stacey is an engaging conversationalist whose distinctive viewpoints amongst her Hollywood peers have spawned national…

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Risk and Reward: Clay Donahue Fontenot, One of the Most ‘Sought-After’ Stuntmen in the Business

Award-winning professional belongs to rare breed

Award-winning stuntman belongs to rare breed of professionals paid to risk personal safety during a…

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Will Packer Facts

The American Black Film Festival: 10 Facts About Will Packer

What do you really know about the producer of Think Like A Man Too?

Will Packer’s first feature film Trois premiered at ABFF in 1999 and he has participated…

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Top 10 Works of Maya Angelou

Here's a list of the literary icon's best work and must-reads in poetry and autobiographical books

All over the world people are mourning the death of a literary icon, Dr. Maya…

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Helen Little

Helen Little: ‘Radio is More Like An Evolution of a Medium’

'With so many music delivery options today, you can be anywhere and listen to anything'

Radio was the first place people went for immediate, local information, the newest in music…

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Author Maya Angelou Dies at 86

Actress, composer, and Hollywood's first female black director

Maya Angelou, singer, dancer, actress, composer, and Hollywood’s first female black director, has died at…

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10 Facts About Producer Shonda Rhimes

Here’s a little trivia about the Scandal creator and ABC top earning African American female showrunner

Shonda Rhimes is best known as the creator, head writer, and executive producer of three…

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Ted Lucas: Still Discovering Talent 20 Years Later

'I still get excited when I see raw talent that has the potential to become a huge star'

We’re preparing for Sebastian’s new R&B album Speechless, which drops in June. I’m confident music…

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Jeff Friday is Bringing Hollywood to Independent Filmmaking

'I consider myself a change agent'

American Black Film Festival Founder Jeff Friday talks about the future of ABFF and independent…

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Master P Clarifies His Reality Show

Master P Clears the Air Regarding His Reality Show

Responses to Wendy Williams comments about him and the show

Master P AKA Percy Miller clears the air on his reality show refuting media gossip…

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Total Eclipse of the Art: Why has Nigeria banned its “Biggest” Movie?

Nigeria's National Censor Board Refuses to let "Half of a Yellow Sun" play in Cinemas nationwide

“Half of a Yellow Sun”, the sweeping, epic love story about a central cast of…

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Quincy Jones: Michael Jackson’s ‘Xscape’ Release Just a Cash Grab

Jones also Suing Jackson Estate, Sony Music Entertainment for $10 million in royalties, production fees

Photo by Lonnie C.…

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Rufus McDowney, Film Dir., Jacquie Jones and Producer Garland McLaurin at Peabody Awards ceremony at New York City’s Waldorf-Astoria

’180 Days: A Year Inside An American High School” Wins Coveted Peabody Award

Teenager defies enormous odds, accepts award on behalf of filmmakers for PBS series about "failing" school

The National Black Programming Consortium documentary series 180 Days: A Year Inside an American High…

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Keke Wyatt stars in 'In God's Hands'

‘In God’s Hands’ Features R &B Divas’ Keke Wyatt

RLJ Entertainment to Release DVD July 15

In God’s Hands features Keke Wyatt, Tommy Ford, Omar Gooding and Cynthia Kaye McWilliams

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The American Black Film Festival: 10 Facts About Ruby Dee

You think you know all there is to know about the legendary actress?

Ruby Dee was the second oldest Academy Award nominee in the Best Actress in…

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10 Facts about Jacob Latimore

African American Festival Performer: 10 Facts about Performer Jacob Latimore

Jacob Latimore does his own 10 Facts

Jacob Latimore is one of the featured performers of the African American Festival

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Denzel Washington Hosts Broadway Junior in NY

Denzel Washington Hosts ‘Broadway Junior’ Event in New York

The actor served as Host of the Shubert Foundation/MTI Broadway Junior Student Share celebration

Broadway Junior provides performance opportunities to children in New York City public schools who don’t…

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Facts about Spike Lee

The American Black Film Festival: 10 Facts About Spike Lee

The Number One NY Knick fan debuts his latest film at this year's ABFF

Did you know Spike Lee’s latest film was funded through Kickstarter.com?

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Once Upon a Time in Shaolin is a Wu-Tang Clan double album that will be available to only one buyer.

Wu-Tang Gets ‘$5M Offer’ for Single Copy of New Album

Fans take issue with groups plan to sell 31-track album to single buyer

Once Upon a Time in Shaolin is a Wu-Tang Clan double album that will be…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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African American Festival Performer: 10 Facts about Performer Deitrick Haddon

Today we feature a cast member from the reality series, Preachers of L.A.

Deitrick Haddon started preaching at the age of 11

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Beyond Nollywood: New Band of Africa’s “Hottest, Brightest Stars” Sparkle in NYC

Directors, Stars of Africa's hottest new Films descend on New York's Lincoln Center for 21st New York African Film Festival

Mahen Bonetti founder of NYAFF with new band of Africa's stars
After lighting it up at…

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The ABFF

Spike Lee, Tim Story and Will Packer to Screen Latest Films at The ABFF in NYC

Ready to debut Think Like A Man Too and Da Sweet Blood of Jesus

Think Like A Man Too and Da Sweet Blood of Jesus ready to debut at…

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Jay-Z Drops $20 Million Extortion Case

The rapper decides against pursuing legal action against former engineer who has master recordings since 2002

Jay-Z drops extortion case versus former engineer

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Jay Z, Beyonce and Drake each score 5 BET AWards nominations

Jay Z, Beyoncé, and Drake Get 5 Nods Each for BET Awards

Pharell and August Alsina are right behind them with 4 each

Drake, Jay-Z and Beyonce leads the BET Awards nominations with 5 each

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Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference: 10 Facts about Performing Act, Bell Biv DeVoe (BBD)

Do you know all you need to know about BBD?

Bell Biv DeVoe is a featured performer at the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference.

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5 Reasons the Bey and Jay Brand Is Untouchable

Despite leaked video footage, the music duo proves their brand will remain in tact

Despite controversy around leaked video footage, the brand of Jay Z and Beyonce will remain…

By Courtney Connley

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Universal Buys Another Will Packer Comedy

Bounce TV Co-Founder continues his movie magic after hits like Think Like A Man and Ride Along

Will Packer will produce another movie for Universal

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Larry Wilmore Replaces Stephen Colbert on Comedy Central

Larry Wilmore Will Replace Stephen Colbert on Comedy Central

Veteran writer will fill in after late-night host replaces Letterman

Black comedy writer to take over for Stephen Colbert later this year.

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The American Black Film Festival: 10 Facts About Bill Duke

What do you really know about this talented filmmaker?

Bill Duke will be teaching a Master Class at The American Black Film Festival.

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Hollywood Boss Moves: One-on-One with ‘Neighbors’ Star Jerrod Carmichael

Actor talks winning career move to LA, Spike Lee and comic relief

Exclusive with The Shadow League: Actor Jerrod Carmichael talks Richard Pryor, Spike Lee, and quirky…

By Raqiyah Mays

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Dr. Dre loses $3 Million lawsuit versus Death Row Records

Dr. Dre Loses $3 Million in Failed Lawsuit

The record producer's claim against Death Row records gets thrown out

Judge rules against Dr. Dre in his $3 million lawsuit against Death Row Records

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Epic Records President, Sylvia Rhone, receives presidential award

Sylvia Rhone Receives Music Biz Assoc Presidential Award

The Epic Records president is the first female to receive this industry honor

This is the first time the award, which has been given out to esteemed executives…

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Mekhi Phifer Files for Bankruptcy

The "Divergent" star supposedly owes $1.3 million in taxes

According to CBS, Mekhi Phifer has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

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African American Festival Performer: 10 Facts about Performers Mint Condition

This group from Saint Paul, Minnesota, will be performing at The African American Festival

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With the African American Festival (which will take place June 21-22 in Baltimore at…

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Update: Bond No.9 Racism Charges Dropped

Owner: Claims so "blatantly false, insulting and personally damaging" I had to defend against them

We want to update you on a Daily News story we reported on, along…

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Rihanna signs with Roc Nation label

Rihanna Leaves Def Jam, Signs with Roc Nation

Singer leaves Def Jam

Music artist Rihanna has left Def Jam and signed with Roc Nation management and label.

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Actress Tia Mowry-Hardrict Sues Over Tweets

Actress says she was shortchanged for sponsored Twitter posts

“Sister, Sister” star Tia Mowry-Hardrict is suing for profits not seen for her social media…

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White House Correspondents Association Honors Shunned Pioneer Reporter

Tribute finally paid to ace black reporter barred by White House Press Corps

The White House Correspondents Association honored Harry McAlpin, the first black reporter to attend a…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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‘Basketball Wives LA’ Star Jackie Christie, A Jack Of All Trades [Exclusive]

'One reason that I started Jackie Christie Inc. was so that I could create jobs and help as many people as possible'

Jackie Christie may be the better half of former NBA star Doug Christie, but rest…

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The American Black Film Festival: 10 Facts about Morris Chestnut

The "10 Facts" series, regarding some of the participants from The American Film Festival starts with the 2014 Ambassador

You think you know all there is to know about Morris Chestnut?

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Baltimore African American Festival Performer: 10 Facts about Performer Johnny Gill

The "10 Facts" series, regarding the performing acts at the Baltimore African American Festival, continues

Are you a Johnny Gill fan?

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De’Von Christopher Johnson: Embracing Technology to Publish Print Magazines

'We as a people need and deserve to see ourselves in print'

In the age of the internet, most people feel that the best way to obtain…

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Civil Rights Group Goes After Bravo For Atlanta ‘Real Housewives’ Nasty Brawl

Producers claim they didn’t see the fight coming

ColorofChange and other industry observers are wondering if the blowup wasn’t bound to happen given…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Nas Provides Scholarships for Tech Students

Prolific rapper partners with the likes of Google and Microsoft to sponsor minorities who have an interest in technology

Prolific rapper Nas partners with the likes of Google and Microsoft to sponsor minorities who…

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Raheem Devaughn Launches The LoveLife Foundation

Singer known for socially conscious lyrics and commitment to a number of causes starts his own organization

Known for socially conscious lyrics and commitment to a number of causes, Raheem Devaughn starts…

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Tavis Smiley Gets a Hollywood Walk of Fame Star

Controversial personality will receive the 2,522nd star in the category of Television

Tavis Smiley received his Hollywood Walk of Fame Star on Thursday, April 14th The Hollywood…

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Baltimore African American Festival: 10 Facts about Performer Chico DeBarge

We're sure there is at least one thing you didn't know

Continuing our fact filled articles regarding the performing acts at the Baltimore African American Festival…

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The Origins of The Baltimore African American Festival

A celebration of life, music and culture

This year, the festival’s theme is “Happy”

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

The hit black comedy drama enters its seventh season

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

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

Artist to celebrate 30th anniversary of Purple Rain

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

By Carolyn M. Brown

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‘Soul Train’ is Making a Stop on Broadway

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

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

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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

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

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

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Baltimore African American Festival: 10 Facts of Performer Brandy

Are you sure you know all about Brandy?

Will you be attending the festival?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Rapper Flo-Rida Clears $1.2 Million Tax Bill

The rapper no longer owes Uncle Sam

That’s a hefty amount to clear

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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

Grammy superstar speaks out on Ellen and Oprah Prime

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

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Funnyman Kevin Hart Takes His Business Seriously

Don't call him an overnight success

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

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Broadway Star, Lawrence Hamilton, Dead at 59

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

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

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Boondocks Creator Talks About Exit from Show

Will you miss McGruder's role on the show?

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

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Oprah Winfrey and Maria Shriver Discuss Living Paycheck To Paycheck

Town Hall taping airs Sunday, March 30 on OWN

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

By Carolyn M. Brown

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

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

Will you miss his films?

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Singer Ledisi Talks Her New Album ‘The Truth’

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

Growth is a continual part of being a musician

By Sasha King

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Quvenzhané Wallis and Jamie Foxx star in a reboot of the 1982 classic.

Watch the New Trailer For ‘ANNIE’ Starring Quvenzhané Wallis

'ANNIE' opens in theaters everywhere Christmas

Take a sneak peek!

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Meet the Woman Behind the African American Film Festival Releasing Movement

The woman behind the AAFFRM

Jones took over in 2008

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‘Master’ French Chefs Set to Take Las Vegas

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

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

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

'A Raisin in the Sun' opens on April 3

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

By Darren Sands

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

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

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

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

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A Day In The Life of MSNBC Star, Tamron Hall

See how network television personality Tamron Hall balances a hectic schedule

The life of a rising network star

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

NMAAHC Ambassadors champion the museums cause

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

By Sasha King

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Do You Feel Comedian Kevin Hart is Overexposed?

Does the comedian have his hand in too many pies?

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

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

Fox Network picks up series after bidding war

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

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

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

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

By Sasha King

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

Kevin Hart scores with box office hit

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

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

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

Will you be attending?

By Kimberly Wilson

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

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

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

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Sasheer Zamata: What Roles Will She Play on SNL?

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

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

By Sasha King

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

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

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

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Is Black TV A Must See?

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

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

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

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

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

By Sasha King

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Philadelphia Rapper Inspires Change Among Inner City Youth

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

Have you listened to him before?

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Snoop Lion Partners With League Of Young Voters

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

Can Snoop help curb violence in urban communities?

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

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

It’s back!

By Kimberly Wilson

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

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

Who will join the ranks of SNL?

By Carolyn M. Brown

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

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

Will you be picking this up?

By Kimberly Wilson

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

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

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

By Sasha King

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Cicely Tyson to be Honored at Women of Power Awards

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

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

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Spike Lee Changes Heart About Tyler Perry

What caused the change of heart?

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

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

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

Many sequels tend to be a disappointment

By Sasha King

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Will There be a “Coming To America” Sequel?

Would you go to the theaters to watch it?

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

By Sasha King

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Alfre Woodard Discusses Her 30 Year Marriage and Career

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

Actress Alfre Woodard has graced screens for nearly 30 years

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

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

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

By Sasha King

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

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

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

By Kimberly Wilson

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Saturday Night Live Doesn’t Cast Black Women

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

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

By Carolyn M. Brown

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

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

Will you be tuning in?

By Carolyn M. Brown

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

Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor discusses his role as Solomon Northup

Have you seen the movie?

By Sasha King

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

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

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

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

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

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

Top chefs and entrepreneurs showcase talents and wares among professionals

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

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


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Mackey Sisters Present Landmark Twins Exhibit at NYC’s Schomburg

Jerry and Terry Lynn showcase talent and talk professional passion

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

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Artist Delano Brown Talks Art and Fashion

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

A 22 year old who fuses his art into fashion

By Sasha King

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

Gregory Porter releases his third album and prepares to tour

Jazz singer Gregory Porter has released his third album Liquid Spirit

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Eve’s Career Evolution from Rapper to Actress and More

Eve discusses the different directions her career has taken

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

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Jazz Musician Wynton Marsalis Talks New Album

Wynton Marsalis discusses his new abyssinian gospel tour

Yes, Wynton Marsalis has soul

By Sasha King

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Surprised? Arsenio Hall Show Ratings Dip

Are you surprised by the drop?

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

By Sasha King

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

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

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

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

By Janell Hazelwood

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Kevin Hart Sitcom Greenlit for ABC

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

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

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

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

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

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

By Janell Hazelwood

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

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

Imagine merging the book club concept and television viewing party concept

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

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

The foundation surpassed expectations for participation in their inaugural year

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

By Janell Hazelwood

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Lifetime Begins Casting for Gabby Douglas Biopic

The film will cover the gold medalists life and career

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

By Sasha King

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The World’s 100 Best Art Galleries

Have you been to any?

Who’s your favorite artist?

By C. Daniel Baker

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American Ballet Theater Launches Project Plié to Attract Minorities to Ballet

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

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

By Kimberly Wilson

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The Butler Reaches $100 Million in the Box Office

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

Lee Daniels’ film has been a success

By Sasha King

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The 100 Best Wine Restaurants in America

Did your favorite wine restaurant make the list?

Are you a wine fan?

By C. Daniel Baker

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The Chicago Museum Leads the List of Best Museums in America

Which of these is your favorite?

Have you been to any of these museums?

By C. Daniel Baker

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

Special reading marks 50th anniversary of tragic Birmingham bombing

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

By Janell Hazelwood

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

International leaders in film and music take home wins

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

By Janell Hazelwood

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

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

The Butler is already getting Oscar buzz.

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

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

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

By Sasha King

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

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

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

By Janell Hazelwood

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

Why Meek Mill’s Dreamchasers Summit Really, Really Matters

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

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

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

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

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

By Kimberly Wilson

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Spike Lee Talks About His Kickstarter Campaign

Lee clears the air on his controversial campaign

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

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

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

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

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

By Kimberly Wilson

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

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

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

By Amber McKynzie

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

Cedric The Entertainer Takes on Lesbian Wedding

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

They are exploring more controversial topics this season.

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Ailing Frank Ocean Cancels Australian Tour Dates

Live Nation announces cancellation of three dates in Sydney, Melbourne

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

By Darren Sands

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

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

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

By Amber McKynzie

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

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

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

By Darren Sands

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

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

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

By Amber McKynzie

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ESSENCE Music Festival Returns to New Orleans for 19th Anniversary

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

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

By Kimberly Wilson

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

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

Listeners can download episodes of Politini on iTunes.

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

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

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

By Kimberly Wilson

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

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

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

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

By Janell Hazelwood

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Family Business: Puffy & His Diddy Bops

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

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

By Amber McKynzie

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

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

Will you tune in to watch the doc?

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Nationally Renowned Reverend Gears Up for “Biker Blessing”

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

Will you be attending the biker blessing?

By Tomika Anderson

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

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

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

By Carolyn M. Brown

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

The film will also star Rosario Dawson and Gabrielle Union

Can there ever be too many comedians in a film?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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

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

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

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

By C. Daniel Baker

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OWN’s Dark Girls Documentary Gets Strong Reactions

What is your take on colorism?

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

By Sasha King

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

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

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

By Aaron Morrison

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

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

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

By Amber McKynzie

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Tupac Shakur to Receive Star on Hollywood Walk Of Fame

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

What a honor for the deceased rapper

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Revolt TV Finalizes National Carriage Deal With Time Warner Cable

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

Revolt TV is scheduled to launch in Fall 2013.

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

By C. Daniel Baker

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Codeblack Films Acquires "Things Never Said" - Written And Directed By Charles Murray

Codeblack Films Acquires Romantic Drama “Things Never Said”

Film will screen at 2013 American Black Film Festival in Miami

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

By C. Daniel Baker

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Kanye West Scrutinized for Parkinson’s Lyric Reference

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

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

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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

PHOTOS: Face2Face Africa Celebrates Leaders of the African Diaspora

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

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

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Watch Sonia Alleyne’s Interview with Venus Williams at This Year’s Women of Power Summit [Video]

Venus Williams was one of the featured speakers at this year’s Women of Power Summit.

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Women of Power: Pushing Past Fear To Make Your Next Career Move

At the Black Enterprise Women of Power summit, attendees learn how to push past fears…

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