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Nekisha Durrett Art Tank

Artist Nekisha Durrett Strikes Deals at Art Tank Pitch Competition

The visual artist got the go-ahead from real estate developers to create public art projects in Washington, DC

Public art has the power to transform mundane public spaces into dynamic canvases that make art…

By Brandon Andrews

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Jimii Hitmaker

Independent Artist Jimii Hitmaker Signs Distribution Deal With Amada Records

The promising rapper has reached another milestone in his career

In an exclusive BE interview, Jimii Hitmaker opened up about his new distribution deal and…

By Selena Hill

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American Race Charles Barkley

‘American Race’: Charles Barkley Reveals Why He Made the Show [VIDEO]

The former NBA star says his new series is "right up the there with the most important things" he's done in his life

Last week, Charles Barkley, the executive producer and host of the new TNT series American…

By Alisa Gumbs

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Moonlight

‘Get Out’ and ‘Moonlight’ Won Big This Weekend

Find out who took home what

Ashton Sanders and Jharrel Jerome won “Best Kiss” for their lip lock in Moonlight. The…

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Millennial Bosses: 3 Tips to Take Your #BlackGirlMagic Global

Saran Kaba Jones, founder of Face Africa talks starting small and getting great rewards

Saran Kaba Jones, 34, is a Boston-based powerhouse who decided in 2009 to build a…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Henrietta Lacks

Oprah Reveals That She Never Planned to Star in Henrietta Lacks [VIDEO]

At the premiere of the HBO film, Oprah Winfrey admits that even she gets scared by big roles

This weekend marked the broadcast premiere of the HBO film The Immortal Life of Henrietta…

By Alisa Gumbs

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Avery Sunshine

Avery Sunshine on a Cloudy Day

Acclaimed R&B star Avery Sunshine releases her third studio album "Twenty Sixty Four" in celebration of her second marriage

The R&B singer spoke to Black Enterprise about her new album, “Twenty Sixty Four,” and…

By Bil Carpenter

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John Douglas Thompson

John Douglas Thompson Opens Up About ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’ and ‘Julius Caesar’

The acclaimed actor talks to Black Enterprise about starring in these new productions

John Douglas Thompson, who has been lauded as “one of the most compelling classical stage…

By Gwendolyn Quinn

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Time 100

The 20 Black Honorees Featured on Time’s ‘100 Most Influential People’ List

These influencers have reshaped the way we see the world

The 2017 “Time 100” list of the world’s most influential people includes a colorful array…

By Selena Hill

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museum

African American Museum Founder to be Honored

A recognition for launching the groundbreaking museum

The founder of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), Lonnie…

By Samara Lynn

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Olori Swank

Celebrity Stylist Olori Swank Creates Unique Coloring Book

Coloring book promotes empowerment while encouraging tenacity

Celebrity stylist Olori Swank creates coloring-book with words of affirmation to de-stress, re-energize, relax and…

By Daron Pressley

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Pulitzer Prize Winners

From Brooklyn to Broadway: Playwright Lynn Nottage Makes History as Two-Time Pulitzer Prize Winner

Lynn Nottage joins an elite and exclusive group of multiple Pulitzer-winning American playwrights and debuts ‘Sweat’ on the Great White Way

Lynn Nottage shares her elation with the Broadway debut of Sweat and her upcoming projects…

By Gwendolyn Quinn

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Melissa Christine Goodrum

How This Black Woman Poet Juggles Life and Art

Melissa Christine Goodrum is part of the new generation of black women telling their stories and sharing their perspective through their poetry

Melissa Christine Goodrum is one such poet. The Brooklyn-based writer, who has an MFA in…

By Samara Lynn

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Daphne Valerius

Award-Winning Filmmaker Daphne Valerius Digs Deep Into Culture, Beauty, and Identity in ‘The Souls of Black Girls’

Daphne Valerius’ shares, for the first time publicly, her personal and courageous journey of facial paralysis, insecurities as a young black girl, acceptance, and healing

In her 2007 Award-winning news documentary The Souls of Black Girls, filmmaker Daphne Valerius took…

By Rochelle Soetan

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Gianni Lee

Artist Gianni Lee Speaks on the Business of Creating Art

The dynamic creator and thought-provoking visual artist gives insight into his business acumen

Gianni Lee, an international DJ, fashion designer, and painter of fine art opens up about…

By Selena Hill

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Tupac

Celebrate Tupac’s Induction Into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame With Your Own Piece of Pac Memorabilia

"You are appreciated...Don't ya know we love ya?" (Tupac Shakur, "Dear Mama")

On April 7, 2017, Tupac Shakur became the first solo Rap/Hip-Hop artist to be inducted…

By Nathaniel J.

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Tracy “Twinkie” Byrd

From Brooklyn to Hollywood: Tracy “Twinkie” Byrd Makes Directorial Debut in ‘The Counter 1960’

Premiere Casting Director Pursues Her Passion

Tracy “Twinkie” Byrd, Hollywood’s premiere casting director, opens up about making her directorial debut with…

By Gwendolyn Quinn

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Prentice Penny

‘Insecure’ Showrunner Prentice Penny Opens Up About his New truTV Series

After working behind the scenes on 'Insecure,' 'Girlfriends,' and 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine,' Prentice Penny will step onto the small screen

Writer and producer Prentice Penny stars in the new lifestyle series Upscale with Prentice Penny,…

By Gwendolyn Quinn

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2017 Stellar Award Nominee Latice Crawford Shares Her #techieTips

The BET 'Sunday Best' alumna has been nominated Contemporary Female Vocalist of the Year for the 2017 Stellar Awards

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

By Nathaniel J.

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novel

YA Novel About Police Brutality is Getting Plenty Praise

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

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

By Lisa Fraser

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