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R. Kelly Addresses News of Transgender Teen

Singer previously silent on daughter's disclosure

R. Kelly gives an obtuse answer regarding his daughter, Jaya, who recently announced herself as…

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The 2014 Full List: American Black Film Festival Awards Winners

Standouts include Kevin Hart, Spike Lee, Niecy Nash, and Tatyana Ali

At the 2014 American Black Film Festival, standouts included Morris Chestnut, Kevin Hart, Spike Lee,…

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Malacka Reed

Malacka Reed: Makeup and Motivation

Author says, 'I can change a person’s day and emotion from feeling insecure to doing a makeover'

“I have been through hell and found my way to the light and out of…

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‘Think Like A Man Too’ Big Business At ABFF and Box Office

Photo highlights from the 2014 American Black Film Festival

Photo highlights from the 2014 American Black Film Festival

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[RECAP] ‘Da Sweet Blood Of Jesus’ At ABFF

Film was controversial and gory, but how was the experience?

This past Sunday (June 22) marked the closing day of the American Black Film Festival.…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Rick Ross Blocked from Detroit Venue

Rapper says he was ‘in fear of his life’

Rick Ross did not make it to his scheduled performance at Detroit’s HOT 107.5 Summer…

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Cast of Spike Lee’s ‘Da Sweet Blood of Jesus’ Weigh in on the Film at ABFF In New York

Spike Lee, cast and crew discuss film, ABFF and Kickstarter funding

Spike Lee, cast and crew discuss movie, ABFF and Kickstarter funding for ‘Da Sweet Blood…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Jeff Friday Announces Foundation Support For Black Artists At ABFF Cadillac Event

Our films really matter and are part of the mainstream

Tonya Lewis Lee, Jeff Friday, and actor Eriq La Salle discuss the changing landscape of…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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[RECAP] Black Enterprise Previews Walmart’s 2014 Holiday Season

Check out what's hot in product offerings for the big-box store

Black Enterprise was welcomed by America’s largest retail store to preview Walmart’s upcoming 2014 holiday…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Baltimore African American Festival: Day Two Highlights

More empowerment and entertainment as Brandy closed out with a bang

Day two of the African American Festival in Baltimore, Maryland continued with more food, fun…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Mo’Nique and Isaiah Washington Star In And Produce Gay Indie Film

"Blackbird" is an important coming of age story

“Blackbird,” starring actors Mo’Nique and Isaiah Washington, is an important coming of age story.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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[PHOTOS] Baltimore African American Festival: Day One

Check out the action at the Baltimore African American Festival

Check out the action during the first day of the Baltimore African American Festival.

By Patrick Austin

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Ava DuVernay’s ‘Selma’ Biopic To Be Released Christmas 2014

David Oyelowo stars as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

David Oyelowo stars as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in a biopic directed by Ava…

By Kevin L. Clark

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10 Video Game Podcasts You Should Know About

A must-read list for any professed gamer.

Check out these names and voices for the coolest video game podcasts.

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Day Two of the Baltimore African American Festival Begins

More fun, more empowerment and more entertainment for a sunny event

The Baltimore African American Festival continues today with more empowerment, more fun and more concerts.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Because of You: A Conversation with Phylicia and Condola Rashad at ABFF

Star Jones led discussion on motherhood and career choices with TV royalty

The 18th American Black Film Festival presented “Because of You,” a conversation with Phylicia &…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Hollywood’s Leading Men Talk the Influence of Black Males in Media at ABFF

Actors Morris Chestnut, Omari Hardwick and Stephen Bishop talk black men in Hollywood

Actors Morris Chestnut, Omari Hardwick and Stephen Bishop talk black men in Hollywood at ABFF’s…

By Courtney Connley

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African American Festival: Young Military Serviceman Wins Elevator Pitch Contest

Anthony Dale, founder of Social Impact Collective, comes out the victor

At the Baltimore African American Festival, entrepreneurs participated in elevator pitch contest, with judges including…

By Janell Hazelwood

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African American Festival: Business Star Kwame Jackson Talks Black Male Leadership

"Apprentice" alumnus and entrepreneur details how to get past 'no' for the win

At the Baltimore African American Festival, BlackEnterprise.com talked with featured guest Kwame Jackson on black…

By Janell Hazelwood

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African American Festival Kicks Off With Empowerment

Crowds gather for inspiration, excitement and family fun

On June 21, 2014, the African American Festival in Baltimore kicked off with vendors, giveaways…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Think Like A Man’s Will Packer: 5 Keys To Success

Hollywood power player details what it takes to win

Hollywood hitmaker Will Packer, who has grossed more than $598 million worldwide, at the box…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Career v. Relationship: Watch an Exclusive Clip of Bravo’s ‘Married to Medicine’

Catch a sneak peek of this weekend's episode debate on careers and relationships

Watch an exclusive clip of Sunday’s ‘Married to Medicine’ episode where a heated debate ensues…

By Courtney Connley

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HBO to Air Beyonce Concert Series

HBO to Air Beyoncé Concert Series

'Beyonce: X10' can be viewed from June 29th

Beyonce’s HBO series will chronicle performances from superstar’s Mrs. Carter Show World Tour over the…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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D'Angelo will Release An Album This Year

D’Angelo Releasing New Album and Tour This Year

His manager, Kevin Liles, tells Billboard magazine of the plans

It’s been more than 14 years since D’Angelo released ‘Voodoo’ and the audience is still…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Netflix To Create Original Talk Show With Chelsea Handler

Has the shock jock revolutionized late-night talk shows?

Former late-night talk show queen Chelsea Handler is moving on to Netflix for all binge…

By Kevin L. Clark

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BET Sues Transgender Host B. Scott For $150,000

A judge previously ruled in favor of BET, and now B. Scott may have to pay

The war between B. Scott and BET has grown into a big brouhaha. Who will…

By Kevin L. Clark

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First Look: ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Cast Revealed

Introducing the World's Most Dangerous rap crew, N.W.A.

The world’s most dangerous rap crew is coming to the big screen as Dr. Dre…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Actress Lupita Nyong’o Covers Vogue

Actress speaks about recent paparazzi coverage

Actress Lupita Nyong’o discusses her new found fame and recent paparazzi adventures.

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Misty Copeland

Hollywood Insider #3

Did you know that Misty Copeland has a New York Times best-selling book?

Misty Copeland is on a roll with a New York Times Best-selling book, “Life in…

By Gil Robertson

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Big Tigger: Utilizing That Entrepreneurial Spirit to Strengthen the Brand

'I’m always looking for and entertaining entrepreneurial ideas'

Big Tigger is STILL in the industry, thriving—two decades later—and it may take another 20…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Twitter Reacts To Jaden Smith’s ‘Iron Man’ Antics

The young Hollywood star was caught wilding out again

Jaden Smith was caught on camera wearing a cheaply made Iron Man suit.

By Kevin L. Clark

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Anthony Anderson to Debut With Food Fest Nation on Food Network

The show premieres Monday, July 21st

The Food Network has announced that actor/comedian Anthony Anderson has his own prime time series…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Univision Implicated In Nielsen Ratings Scandal

The largest Latino broadcast network is looking quite shady

A developing scandal involving Nielsen ratings has widened to include a Univision Communications radio executive…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Tracy Morgan’s Condition Upgraded to Fair

Publicist reveals good news about the comedian's health

Tracey Morgan’s condition has been upgraded from critical to fair condition, his publicist said.

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Life Essentials With Ruby Dee Documentary

Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis Documentary Will Debut at ABFF

The film is directed by their grandson, Muta’Ali

Life’s Essentials with Ruby Dee, part tribute, part history lesson and part coming-of-age story, will…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Chris Spencer: How a Class Clown Became A Successful Businessman

'I was always the class clown but didn't know stand up would be my calling until my junior year in college'

I bet you didn’t know that he is partly responsible for the BET hit show,…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Russell Simmons Talks Fatherhood, Spirituality With Oprah Winfrey

Season finale of Super Soul Sunday airs Father's Day

Oprah sits down with media mogul turned spiritualist Russell Simmons, who shares the secret to…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Viola Davis Narrates Lion King at Harambe Nights

Viola Davis Leads Off Disney’s Harambe Nights

The Tony award-winning actress is the first celebrity narrator for the 20th anniversary production The Lion King: Concert in the Wild

Viola Davis narrates the premiere of The Lion King: Concert in the Wild at Harambe…

By Alisa Gumbs

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Facts About Elise Neal

African American Festival Performer: 10 Facts about Elise Neal

What do you really know about the actress?

She made her Broadway debut in the short-lived, all-black revival of the Gershwin musical “Oh,…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Documentary ‘The New Black’ To Premier On PBS

Race and religion intersect in the battle for same-sex marriage and equality

Filmmaker Yoruba Richen

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Love Thy Neighbor Returns June 25th

Tyler Perry Comedy ‘Love Thy Neighbor’ Returns June 25

The series makes the rounds back at The Love Train Diner

The show is a half-hour comedy set at The Love Train Diner, a family run…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Will Packer Facts

Hollywood Insider #2

Will Packer is staying busy and find out which two new Bille Woodruff projects are coming to screen

What does it really take to successfully release a black film overseas?

By Gil Robertson

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The Aaron Fresh Interview on BlackEnterprise.com

Baltimore African American Festival Performer: Aaron Fresh

'Performing at the 15 city Teen Island Tour alongside Justin Beiber, My World Tour was an exciting experience'

In the future, expect to see Aaron Fresh on the World Stage singing, acting and…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Cast Announced for New Tyler Perry Show

The name of the new series is “If Loving You is Wrong”

The new series, premiering September 2014, follows the relationships of a group of husbands and…

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Iconic Director Kenny Leon Wins First Career Tony Award For A Raisin In The Sun

Next up is Holler If Ya Hear Me based on music of Tupac

Kenny Leon won his first career Tony on Sunday night for best director for the…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Halle Berry Will Pay $16,000 Child Support

Halle Berry to Pay $16,000 Monthly in Child Support

Actress ordered to pay ex-model beau

A Los Angeles court has stated that the actress must pay Aubry $16,000 a month…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Kevin Roper Was Up 24 Hours before Tracy Morgan accident

Driver Charged in Tracy Morgan Crash Was Awake for 24 Hours

Morgan still listed in critical condition

Kevin Roper, the Wal-Mart driver responsible for the crash that involved comedian, Tracey Morgan, hadn’t…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Audra McDonald wins 6th Tony Award

Audra McDonald Makes Broadway History

Actress wins her 6th Tony Award creating milestone

Last night’s win was the 6th time Audra McDonald’s name was called to receive the…

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The 18th ABFF Releases Official Screening Schedule for This Year’s Festival

Think Like A Man Too and Da’ Sweet Blood of Jesus are the opening and closing films

The multifaceted themes of the roster of films are reflective of ABFF’s new backdrop, New…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Yaya Dacosta Will Play Whitney Houston

Yaya DaCosta Cast As Whitney Houston In Lifetime Movie

Angela Bassett on board to direct her first film

The movie is due to debut in 2015

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Review: Postcards From Cookie By Caroline Clarke

Unsought revelations about the author's adoption triggers a joyful and challenging expansion of the definition and experience of family.

Unsought revelations about the author’s adoption—including her connection to a legendary entertainer—triggers a joyful and…

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Lupita Nyong’o Will Produce Americanah

Will turn Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel into a feature film

“It is such an honor to have the opportunity to bring Ms. Adichie’s brilliant book…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Ryan Leslie Introduces Disruptive Media

Ryan Leslie Introduces Disruptive Multimedia

'This is a revolutionary model for audiences to be able to communicate with their favorite artists.'

Ryan Leslie has developed a direct artist-to-fan platform

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Sandals Foundation Celebrates 5 Years, Announces Partnership with Dwyane Wade

Will launch programs and initiatives to benefit youth in underserved communities in the Caribbean and Miami.

Together, The Sandals Foundation and Wade’s World Foundation will launch programs and initiatives to benefit…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Will Smith May Star As a Forensic Neuropathologist

If he signs on, he will play Dr. Bennet Omalu

Will Smith is in talks to star in a drama based on the GQ article,…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Revolt TV 2014 Upfront Presentation

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Revolt TV

Almost a year later, we spotlight some unique aspects of the company.

On October 21, 2013, Sean “Diddy” Combs and Keith Clinkscales fulfilled their dream of bringing…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Swizz Beatz Joins Monster as Investor, Board Member

CEO Status: 6 Career Lessons from Swizz Beatz Breakfast Club Interview

Award-winning producer schools millennials on the importance of ownership

Producer Swizz Beatz stopped by The Breakfast Club to talk about his enrollment in Harvard…

By Courtney Connley

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Hollywood Insider

What really happened at the Arsenio Hall Show? Where did Oprah make an appearance recently?

Filming is underway in Trinidad and Tobago on the upcoming comedy “GROWN GIRLS GETAWAY,” starring…

By Gil Robertson

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ABFF’s Founder Jeff Friday to Ring Closing Bell at NASDAQ Today, June 4

Commemorates the 18th ABFF taking place in New York City

Jeff will be joined by actresses Tika Sumpter and Condola Rashad, as well as entertainment…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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The ABFF

The American Black Film Festival: 10 Facts About The ABFF

Check out some things you may not have known about The ABFF

What do you really know about the actual festival?

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Maya Angelou Memorial Service Will Be at Wake Forest

Will take place at Wake Forest University’s Wait Chapel on Saturday, June 7 at 10 a.m.

Dr. Maya Angelou’s family has arranged a private memorial service in Wake Forest University’s Wait…

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Lupita Nyong’o is Cast in ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

Academy Award winner continues her rise with new role

According to Entertainment Weekly, Lupita Nyong’o will be in the next installment of the “Star…

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Forbes names Michelle Obama in their top 100 most powerful women

Michelle Obama Lands in Top 10 on The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women

The First Lady comes in at number 8

Michelle Obama is the highest ranked Black woman on this year’s list.

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Wendy Williams Opens Star-Studded All Female Comedy Affair in Las Vegas

New residency at The Venetian has girl power

Before Smokey Robinson brought Australian sensation Human Nature to the Sands Showroom at The Venetian…

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Treach will appear on VH1 Couples Therapy

Naughty By Nature’s Treach to Appear on ‘VH1 Couples Therapy With Dr. Jenn’

Will be on the show with girlfriend, Cicely Evans

The fifth season of “VH1 Couples Therapy with Dr. Jenn” premieres Wednesday, September 10 at…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Randy Wilkins: Protégé of Spike Lee

“[Spike] is definitely somebody who has helped my career, has helped my filmmaking skills, and he has helped me improve my craft”

“I’ve been in film for around 10 years now,” says Wilkins, who most recently was…

By The Shadow League

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Oprah To Pay Special Tribute To Maya Angelou

OWN airs encore presentations of conversations with the literary icon Sunday, June 1

Oprah Winfrey has sat down with her beloved mentor and internationally acclaimed author Maya Angelou…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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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…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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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…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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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: ‘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 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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’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…

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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…

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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…

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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

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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…

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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?

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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

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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.…

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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?

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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

By Sasha King

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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?

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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?

By Kimberly Wilson

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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?

By Timothy P. Tukes

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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?

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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?

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Motivational Entrepreneur Lisa Nichols Talks How She Reclaims Her Power

Preparing for her appearance at the 2015 Women of Power Summit, motivation guru Lisa Nichols…

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Women of Power Summit: Ten Facts About Susan L. Taylor

Former Editor-In-Chief, Susan L. Taylor, is being honored at Black Enterprise’s Women of Power Summit…

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