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Artist Charly Palmer Talks the Business of Black Art

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

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

By Dr. Dionne Mahaffey

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modern

BE Luxury: African Modern Décor Inspo

Ways to accentuate the home with heritage-focused designs

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

By T. Bernie

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Luvvie Ajayi

Shonda Rhimes and Author Luvvie Ajayi Team Up For New Comedy Series

ABCs 'Queen of Prime Time' is turning Ajayi's best-selling book into a comedy

Luvvie Ajayi’s best-selling book, “I’m Judging You,” will be transformed into a cable comedy series…

By Selena Hill

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Fine Artist Cheryl R. Riley: The Art of Art Collecting (Part 2)

Cheryl R. Riley explains that art’s purpose is to give joy, or resonate personally on profound levels every time you look at it

Cheryl R. Riley explains that art’s purpose is to give joy or resonate personally on…

By Gwendolyn Quinn

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art collecting

Fine Artist Cheryl R. Riley on the Art of Art Collecting (Part 1)

Art expert Cheryl R. Riley's extensive body of work includes public and private art, installations, sculptures, decorative art, and residential murals

Fine artist Cheryl R. Riley has a wide-ranging career, spanning more than four decades and…

By Gwendolyn Quinn

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books

3 Types of Books You Can Publish When You Are Not a Writer

Creative ways entrepreneurs can make money from books when they do not desire to write

Here are 3 creative ways entrepreneurs can earn extra money from writing books when they…

By Cameka Smith

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Broadway

Impacting Broadway: How Two Black Entrepreneurs Teamed Up to Make a Difference

Marketing execs collaborate to benefit minority youth in the arts

Multicultural marketing veterans Donna Walker-Kuhne and Cherine E. Anderson have been impacting theater audiences globally…

By Gwendolyn Quinn

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comcast

Comcast Launches Filmmaker Series Black Women Behind The Scenes

Cable company expands reach through Black Film & TV destination

As part of its Black Film & TV destination Comcast Xfinity on demand will…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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police violence

A New Look at Police Violence Against Black Women

New book "Invisible No More" looks at how women of color are affected by racial profiling and police brutality

Black lesbian immigrant and police-misconduct attorney Andrea Ritchie has penned a new book that documents…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Betty Boop

Black History Month: Esther Jones, The Original Betty Boop

Here's the truth behind the iconic cartoon character

Betty Boop is largely recognized as an iconic cartoon character, but her signature style and…

By Selena Hill

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Felicia Horwitz

Felicia Horowitz Hosts ‘I Am Not Your Negro’ Screening

"We need to remember where we came from, to prevent the darkness from returning," says Horowitz

Felicia Horwitz gathered up a group of influential artists, activists, philanthropists, students, community leaders, and…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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sculptor

Google Doodle Honors Black Female Sculptor for Black History Month

Google celebrates the 19th century sculptor

Google Doogle kicked off Black History Month celebrating Edmonia Lewis, the first internationally recognized African…

By Selena Hill

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Rasheeda

From Love & Hip-Hop to CEO: Rasheeda on Building a Brand Using Reality TV

Music artist and entrepreneur gives advice on using your platform to build a business empire

Although Rasheeda was a recording artist before joining the cast of Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta,…

By The Hip-Hop Socialite

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Screen Actors Guild

3 Screen Actors Guild Awards Speeches That Left Us All Hopeful

Award winners used their platforms to project messages of love and reject messages of intolerance and hate

During the Screen Actors Guild awards ceremony, winners used their platforms to project messages of…

By Kali Wilder

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Moonlight

Black LGBTQ Film ‘Moonlight’ Scores 8 Oscar Noms Among Record Year in Diversity

Best film, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay are among the top category nominations

Moonlight, a coming-of-age drama about gay African American man in Miami, has garnered eight Oscar…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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artist

This Wrongly Convicted Artist Now Spreads Love Through Painting

Fulton L. Washington paints images that are worth far more than a thousand words

In the wake of a system that gives little to no chances, Mr. Fulton Leory…

By Regan Farley

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Kevin Hart

Kevin Hart Presents “The Black Man’s Guide to History”

The comedian will executive produce and star in the two-hour event set to air in 2017 on HISTORY

Comedian and entrepreneur Kevin Hart continues to expand his influence. This time around he’s teaming…

By Kali Wilder

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machine learning

What if Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had Access to Machine Learning?

Exploring the possibilities of Dr. King being a civil rights #techie

What if Dr. King had some of the modern marvels that we use daily to…

By Nathaniel J.

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Kim Burrell

“I Will Continue to Play Her Music”, Say Kim Burrell Supporters

Fallout won't sway the faithful

Can singer Kim Burrell’s career survive the media backlash she’s faced following her sermon about…

By Bil Carpenter

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Mariah

Career Lessons We Can All Learn From Mariah Carey’s NYE Fiasco

Here's what you should avoid doing after dropping the ball on the job

A few lessons in business about dropping the ball on the job can be learned…

By Selena Hill

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change

“The only woman in the room” & how to change that by 2186

With passionate voices working every day to redefine the standard for gender equality, I believe…

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manage

Ask Sheree: How to Manage an Overload of Work

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

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