October 30, 2014 12:08 PM • Log InREGISTER
HOT TOPICS:
Bravo’s Version of the Black Brady Bunch, The Tankards, Debuts ’12 Years A Slave’ Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor Talks Solomon Northup Entrepreneur and Chef Marcus Samuelsson to Receive Spirit of Africa Award at Gala Event New York’s First African Restaurant Week Kicks Off With Tasting Event Mackey Sisters Present Landmark Twins Exhibit at NYC’s Schomburg Artist Delano Brown Talks Art and Fashion Gregory Porter Readies for Global Shows with ‘Liquid Spirit’ LP Eve’s Career Evolution from Rapper to Actress and More Jazz Musician Wynton Marsalis Talks New Album Surprised? Arsenio Hall Show Ratings Dip PHOTOS: Harlem School of the Arts Honors Laurence Fishburne, Gina Torres and Leaders in Philanthropy Kevin Hart Sitcom Greenlit for ABC PHOTOS: African Day Parade Brings Together Culture, Community and Global Leaders Olivia Pope Fans Prepare For Interactive Scandal Watch Series In Washington, DC Chef Ron Duprat Talks About His Involvement With Non-Profit ‘Fleur De Vie’ Lavell Crawford Q&A: On Breaking Bad, Being Huell Babineaux and Spinoff Rumors Tonya Lewis Lee Expands Family-Friendly Film Legacy with “The Watsons Go to Birmingham” Lifetime Begins Casting for Gabby Douglas Biopic The World’s 100 Best Art Galleries American Ballet Theater Launches Project Plié to Attract Minorities to Ballet The Butler Reaches $100 Million in the Box Office The 100 Best Wine Restaurants in America The Chicago Museum Leads the List of Best Museums in America Hollywood Boss Moves: Phylicia Rashad Directs ‘Four Little Girls’ Play Issa Rae Creator of The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl Debuts New Series The X Factor’s Marcus Canty Talks Music, Success & Becoming a Brand [Video] PHOTOS: Who’s Who of Global Talent Honored at NYC Awards Show Q&A: 7 Minutes With ‘The Butler’ Director Lee Daniels Hallmark Movie ‘The Watsons’ Takes us Back Into The Civil Rights Movement The NEA Awards Returns to New York to Honor Who’s Who in African Entertainment Why Meek Mill’s Dreamchasers Summit Really, Really Matters August Wilson’s American Century Cycle to be Recorded at Greene Space Spike Lee Talks About His Kickstarter Campaign Young, Gifted, Black: With Boost From Wale, Local Boys Make Good on Lofty Promise Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg & Paula Patton Take NY W/ 2 Guns Cedric The Entertainer Takes on Lesbian Wedding Ailing Frank Ocean Cancels Australian Tour Dates Black Blogger Month: Black N Bougie, It’s Not a TV Show, It’s a Lifestyle Black Blogger Month: You Heard That New? Of Course You Have Black Blogger Month: The Jasmine Brand, An Objective Side to Pop Culture ESSENCE Music Festival Returns to New Orleans for 19th Anniversary Capitol Hill Power Couple’s Radio Show Serves Up Politics and Pop Culture Black Blogger Month: The Fab Empire, The Voice of Reason for Young Influencers WATCH: BlackEnterprise.com Live From Face2Face Africa’s F.A.C.E. List Awards Family Business: Puffy & His Diddy Bops Documentary ‘The New Black’ Highlights Black Fight for Gay Marriage Nationally Renowned Reverend Gears Up for “Biker Blessing” Why The End of DOMA, Prop 8 is a Good Thing Kevin Hart and Others to Star in Chris Rock’s ‘Finally Famous’ Bounce TV Acquires Broadcast Rights To American Bible Challenge & The Newlywed Game OWN’s Dark Girls Documentary Gets Strong Reactions Bobby Blue Bland, Soul and Blues Legend, Dies at 83 Family Business: Welcome to the Life of Erica & Tina Campbell Tupac Shakur to Receive Star on Hollywood Walk Of Fame Sean Combs’ ‘Revolt TV’ Signs Deal With Time Warner Cable Clearance Codeblack Films Acquires Romantic Drama “Things Never Said” Kanye West Scrutinized for Parkinson’s Lyric Reference PHOTOS: Face2Face Africa Celebrates Leaders of the African Diaspora Dave Chappelle to Head Back on the Road for Comedy Tour 50 Cent Will Executive Produce New Starz TV Show “Power” ‘Steve Harvey’ Daytime Talk Show Renewed Through 2016 Family Business: Quincy Jones & His Hollywood Heirs MC Lyte to Executive Produce New Reality Series, ‘Hip Hop Sisters’ on BET Bria Murphy Says, ‘Lots of Girls Get Addicted to Drugs and Anorexia’ 50 Cent Adds Another Title: Movie Producer Laurence Fishburne Rocks Man of Steel, Win a Grand Prize Movie Pack Wanda Sykes to Host Comedy Specials on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Will Smith Wants to Move Away from Blockbuster Films TV Series Seeks to Document Lives of Black LGBT Visionaries Stephen G. Hill on The BET Experience and 2013 BET Awards Expectations [Part 2] Miguel was Warned not to Jump at Billboard Awards Performance The Roots Picnic Returns For Its 6th Year and Group Honored By Philadelphia with Mural Fans Petition Oprah to Have Tyler Perry Kicked Off OWN Hot 97 Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Summer Jam Soul Singer Sharon Jones Announces She Has Cancer WorldStarHipHop CEO Shrugs Off Ethics, for Success Family Business: Lil Wayne & The Carter Tribe Forest Whitaker as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.? Will and Jaden Smith’s ‘After Earth’ Underperforming at Box Office Chris Stokes Goes Indy for New Film “Captivity”, Prefers Smaller Studios Rihanna’s ‘Unapologetic’ Becomes her Sixth Platinum Album Lenny Kravitz Didn’t Like Being Called Black When he Was Younger Jay-Z to Celebrate 10-Year Anniversary of 40/40 Club in Style George Clinton to Star in His Own Reality Show Tyler Perry on Spike Lee: “I’ve Always Been a Fan of His” Family Business: Diana Ross & Her Familial Supremes Tyler Perry Makes a $100,000 Donation to Ohio Schools Tavis Smiley Celebrates a Decade On PBS Jennifer Hudson Returns to American Idol to Judge Tyrese Hosts VIP Fast & Furious 6 Screening in L.A. Russell Simmons Returns to HBO Kelly Rowland Joins X-Factor as Judge Wayne Brady to Host Apollo Theater Spring Gala Honoring Chaka Khan Why You Should Go See ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ P.Diddy Spoofs “Downton Abbey” with “Downtown Diddy” ‘Gatsby’ Director Champions Film’s Black-Led Score Zoe Saldana is Uncomfortable Talking About Race Mike Tyson is Getting Animated On Adult Swim Is Cee Lo Green Negotiating a Return to ‘The Voice’? Top 5 Sports Movies of All-Time Featuring Black Film Stars CBS Passes on ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ NeNe Leakes’ Sitcom ‘The New Normal’ Cancelled Cee-Lo Green Lands Reality Show on TBS Top 5 Movies Where Will Smith Plays the Hero Is ‘American Idol’ Getting Rid of All 4 Judges? Rev Run and Family Return to Television Ryan Leslie on ‘Black Mozart’ Project, New Perspectives — and a New Business Model First Trailer for Lee Daniels’ ‘The Butler’ Released Beyonce on Cuba: ‘It Was Such a Beautiful Trip’ Usher Preparing to Play Boxer Sugar Ray Leonard Another One? ‘Men In Black 4′ Has a Screenwriter T.I. Signs With United Talent Agency Remembering Kris Kross’ Top Five Songs Cicely Tyson Receives First Tony Awards Nomination Overdose Suspected in Death of Kris Kross Rapper Jason Collins Receiving Death Threats Via Twitter Grisham Sequel to ‘A Time to Kill’ Has a Release Date 10 Things You May Not Have Known About Kris Kross Top 5 So So Def Acts Introduced by Jermaine Dupri Larenz Tate Honored in LA by Urban League Young Professionals Christina Milian, Karrueche Tran And Draya Michele Star in ‘Be You’ Campaign Tribeca Film Fellow Finds New Beginning in Filmmaking Reverend Run Pushes for Diabetes Awareness Rapper Nicki Minaj Will Make Film Debut In “The Other Woman” Snoop Lion Changes View on Gay Acceptance in Hip-Hop Hip Hop Lyricists Fabolous and Pusha T Embark on 30 City Tour The O’Jays Sue Crown Royal Over Legendary Song Lauryn Hill Signs New Deal With SONY Tyler Perry Sued For Allegedly Stealing Temptation Script Tatyana Ali Talks TV’s Love of “Watching Black Women Fight” The 2013 Dream Project Symposium [Photo Gallery] Nelson Mandela’s Grandsons Team with Tribeca Film Institute to Bring ‘The Power of Words’ Did American Idol Try to Replace Mariah Carey? Vince Herbert Discusses Braxton Family Values, Business and Fatherhood Tamar Braxton Talks Pregnancy, Motherhood in Revealing Interview Holla II, First Black Horror Film in 13 Years Richie Havens, Who Opened Woodstock, Dies at 72 Did will.i.am Steal Another Artist’s Song? Viola Davis May Star in a Cyber Crime Thriller Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs Sets Launch Date For Revolt TV Rapper T.I. Angry About Hip-Hop-Boston Bombing Connection Kanye West Rumored to Appear on Saturday Night Live Is There a ‘Mahogany’ Remake on Deck? Jay-Z and Beyonce Among Time’s Most Influential People Chris Tucker Will Host The 2013 BET Awards Earvin Johnson III Feels Like He is ‘Coming Out a Second Time’ Why is There No Diversity on Late Night Shows? Jaime Foxx Bombarded with Racist Tweets Over Trayvon Martin Shirt Snoop Lion Will Star and Perform on ‘One Life To Live’ Chicago Bluesman Jimmy Dawkins Dies at 76

Lifestyle > Arts & Culture

the tankards

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

Posted: Tags: , , , , , ,
Chiwetel-Ejiofor 12 years a slave

’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

Posted: Tags:
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 &…

By C. Daniel Baker

Posted: Tags:
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…

By Janell Hazelwood

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , ,
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.


(The artists are seen with the Mackey sisters and actor Kalil Kain, far right)

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…

By Janell Hazelwood

Posted: Tags: , , , , ,
delano brown painting

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

Posted: Tags:
gregory porter jazz smiling

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

By Sasha King

Posted: Tags: ,
eve

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…

By Sasha King

Posted: Tags: ,
wynston marsalis

Jazz Musician Wynton Marsalis Talks New Album

Wynton Marsalis discusses his new abyssinian gospel tour

Yes, Wynton Marsalis has soul

By Sasha King

Posted: Tags:
arsenio hall

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

Posted: Tags:
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

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
kevin-hart-hosting-saturday-night-live-march-2-black-enterprise

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

By Sasha King

Posted: Tags:
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.

(Images: Theodore Jones/Nu View Gallery)

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

Posted: Tags: , , ,
Scandal

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

By Carolyn M. Brown

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , , ,
chef ron duprat

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

By Sasha King

Posted: Tags: ,
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.

By Darren Sands

Posted: Tags: ,
WatsonsGotoBirminham

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

Posted: Tags: , , ,
Olympic Champion Gabby Douglas

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

Posted: Tags:
art galleries

The World’s 100 Best Art Galleries

Have you been to any?

Who’s your favorite artist?

By C. Daniel Baker

Posted: Tags: , , ,
misty copeland

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

Posted: Tags:
forest whitaker the butler

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

Posted: Tags:
wine_glass

The 100 Best Wine Restaurants in America

Did your favorite wine restaurant make the list?

Are you a wine fan?

By C. Daniel Baker

Posted: Tags: , , ,
art-institute-of-chicago

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

Posted: Tags: , ,
(Image: File)

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

Posted: Tags: , ,
"Awkward Black Girl" creator Issa Rae

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…

By Carolyn M. Brown

Posted: Tags: , , , , ,
Photography courtesy of Amber McKynzie

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…

By Amber McKynzie

Posted: Tags: , , ,
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. 


(Photos by Oye Diran of FE Photography)

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

Posted: Tags: , , ,
Lee-Daniels-620x480

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.

By Darren Sands

Posted: Tags: ,
the watsons

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

Posted: Tags:
Tiwa-Savage

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

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
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.

By Darren Sands

Posted: Tags: , ,
august wilson smiling

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

Posted: Tags: , ,
spike-lee-kickstarter

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…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE

Posted: Tags:
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

Posted: Tags:
2 Guns - Featured

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

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
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.

By Carolyn M. Brown

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , , ,
frankocean300232

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

Posted: Tags:
bougie

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

Posted: Tags: , ,
Nile Ivey a.k.a. LowKey is the founder of the hip hop blog youheardthatnew.com

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

Posted: Tags: ,
The Jasmine Brand - Featured

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

Posted: Tags: , ,
beyonce_essencefest_300x232

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

Posted: Tags:
Change Agents Danielle and Aisha C. Moodie-Mills

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.

By Carolyn M. Brown

Posted: Tags: , , , , , ,
Joi-MarieMcKenzieHeadshot_300x232

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

Posted: Tags: ,
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

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,
puff daddy and his family

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

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,
The New Black 2

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

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , , ,
reverend soaries talking

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

Posted: Tags:
DOMA

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

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , ,
chris-rock-to-star-in-finally-famous-black-enterprise

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

Posted: Tags: , ,
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

Posted:
dark girls doc

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

Posted: Tags:
bobby-blue-bland

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

Posted: Tags:
mary mary

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

Posted: Tags: , , , , , ,
tupac-is-getting-a-star-on-the-hollywood-walk-of-fame-black-enterprise

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

Posted: Tags: ,
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

Posted:
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

Posted: Tags:
kanye-west-slammed-for-lyrics-pertaining-to-Parkinsons-black-enterprise

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

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
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…

By BlackEnterprise.com

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , ,
Dave-Chappelle-is-going-on-the-road-black-enterprise

Dave Chappelle to Head Back on the Road for Comedy Tour

The comedian will be the headliner for The Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Tour

Will this tour spur Chappelle to make a comeback on TV?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

Posted: Tags:
Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson Joins Hang w/

50 Cent Will Executive Produce New Starz TV Show “Power”

The rapper keeps adding titles and making significant strides in businesses outside of Hip-Hop

How well will 50 do with television show ‘Power’?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

Posted: Tags: ,
steve-harvey-daytime-talk-show-renewed-through-2016-black-enterprise

‘Steve Harvey’ Daytime Talk Show Renewed Through 2016

Show picked up more steam as the season progressed

How long can Steve Harvey sustain his success?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

Posted: Tags: , , ,
Words by Amber McKynzie


With the last name Jones, there’s no question that success is literally right around the corner, at least that’s true in Hollywood. Quincy Jones is a multi-platinum record-winning producer, and has everything to show for it—including his family. While it may seem like a magic trick, as the Chicago-born legend spent much of his career traveling from country to country, he still made time to play father every now and then to his seven children—Jolie, Martina, Quincy III (QDIII), Kadida, Rashida, Rachel and Kenya. 


All seven children didn’t walk behind their father into the walls of a recording studio, but they certainly found their way in and around Tinseltown. From super producer to super model, the Jones’ kids have pretty much done it all. And with their credits continually showing up on scores, albums, print ads and films, they’re not planning on stopping anytime soon. Leave it to this family, and they’ll be walking in space!

Family Business: Quincy Jones & His Hollywood Heirs

Quincy Jones and his seven children have done everything but fly to the moon.

Quincy Jones has lived around the world and worked with legends–becoming one himself–and now he’s…

By Amber McKynzie

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , ,
hip-hop-sisters-executive-produced-by-mc-lyte-black-enterprise

MC Lyte to Executive Produce New Reality Series, ‘Hip Hop Sisters’ on BET

The show will feature Monie Love, Lil Mama, Yo Yo, MC Smooth, Lady of Rage and MC Lyte attempting to resurrect their successful careers

Will this be a Hip-Hop version of R & B Divas?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

Posted: Tags: ,
Bria_Murphy-speaks-on-modeling-pitfalls-black-enterprise

Bria Murphy Says, ‘Lots of Girls Get Addicted to Drugs and Anorexia’

Eddie Murphy's daughter speaks on some of the pitfalls of modeling

Will Eddie Murphy’s daughter have a successful career in modeling?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

Posted: Tags: ,
50-Cent-producing-boxing-movie-black-enterprise

50 Cent Adds Another Title: Movie Producer

The rapper is on deck to co-produce a movie about the late Mexican boxer, Johnny Tapia

Business is doing well for Curtis Jackson

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

Posted: Tags: ,
Man of Steel - Featured

Laurence Fishburne Rocks Man of Steel, Win a Grand Prize Movie Pack

BlackEnterprise.com has teamed up with Warner Bros. to give you chance to see the new Superman flick on us!

Warner Bros. is giving people another summer hit, bringing Superman back to the big screen,…

By Amber McKynzie

Posted: Tags: , , ,
wanda-sykes-is-coming-to-the-own-network-black-enterprise

Wanda Sykes to Host Comedy Specials on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN

She will film 2 shows with nothing but female comics

Will you be tuning in?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

Posted: Tags: ,
Will_Smith-will-stop-doing-blockbuster-movies-black-enterprise

Will Smith Wants to Move Away from Blockbuster Films

The actor, as far as his choice in selecting movies in the future, wants to find 'more danger in my artistic choices.'

Do you think Will Smith can stay away from doing blockbuster type films?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

Posted: Tags: , ,
TBT_Frame_Staceyann_Chin

TV Series Seeks to Document Lives of Black LGBT Visionaries

Tony Award-Winning Playwright and Poet Staceyann Chin among noteworthy interviewees sharing personal stories in Truth. Be. Told.

The series will share the many diverse stories of those in the black LGBT community.

By Carolyn M. Brown

Posted: Tags: , , ,
stephen-g-hill-black-enterprise

Stephen G. Hill on The BET Experience and 2013 BET Awards Expectations [Part 2]

Executive explains the process for selecting The BET Awards honorees and why Chris Tucker is hosting

The BET Awards take place on June 20th along with the BET Experience.

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

Posted: Tags: , ,
miguel-was-warned-by-billboard-awards-producers-to-not-jump-during-performance-black-enterprise

Miguel was Warned not to Jump at Billboard Awards Performance

Doesn't bode well for singer as victim contemplates suing for injuries suffered

What was Miguel thinking?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

Posted: Tags: , , ,
the roots picnic 2013

The Roots Picnic Returns For Its 6th Year and Group Honored By Philadelphia with Mural

Have you ever been to one?

Aside from the Roots, concert attendees were able to enjoy a diverse group of artists

By Kimberly Wilson

Posted: Tags: ,
Oprah.com

Fans Petition Oprah to Have Tyler Perry Kicked Off OWN

Oprah fans called Tyler Perry's work "malt liquor" for the community

Oprah fans want her to dump Tyler Perry from the network

By Makkada B. Selah

Posted: Tags: , ,
meek mill summerjam 20

Hot 97 Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Summer Jam

Hot 97 also produces other events throughout the year in addition to its brand imprint, Summer Jam.

Did you go to the 20th anniversary party?

By Kimberly Wilson

Posted: Tags:
sharonjones

Soul Singer Sharon Jones Announces She Has Cancer

Group postpones release of album for front-woman's rehabilitation period

Front woman for soul revival group says her early-stage bile duct cancer is operable and…

By Aaron Morrison

Posted:
worldstarlee

WorldStarHipHop CEO Shrugs Off Ethics, for Success

Videos of bad behavior make website a destination for viral trends

Videos of women in thongs and fights help make the controversial website a viral video…

By Aaron Morrison

Posted: Tags:
lil wayne toya and reginae

Family Business: Lil Wayne & The Carter Tribe

From Cash Money to Young Money, Lil Wayne knows all of that is nothing without his family.

With a village of children destined to hold up the family name, Lil Wayne is…

By Amber McKynzie

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , ,
Forest-Whitaker-in-talks-to-play-dr-martin-luther-king-black-enterprise

Forest Whitaker as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.?

The talented actor is in talks to portray the civil rights leader

Do you think Forest Whitaker could take on the task of playing Dr. King?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

Posted: Tags: , ,
will-jaden-486x326

Will and Jaden Smith’s ‘After Earth’ Underperforming at Box Office

'After Earth' has fallen behind Morgan Freeman's 'Now You See Me'

Will and Jaden’s Sci-Fi thriller ‘After Earth’ isn’t doing as well as planned

By Makkada B. Selah

Posted: Tags: ,
Chris Stokes to cast new Indy Film "Captivity."

Chris Stokes Goes Indy for New Film “Captivity”, Prefers Smaller Studios

Chris Stokes set to film "Captivity," one of six films for 2013 to 2014

Chris Stokes is excited about what he and his team at Footage Films have in…

By C. Daniel Baker

Posted:
Rihanna-goes-platinum-for-the-sixth-time-black-enterprise

Rihanna’s ‘Unapologetic’ Becomes her Sixth Platinum Album

Singer surpasses a million units sold once again with her latest album

Will Rihanna ever slow down?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

Posted: Tags:
lenny-kravitz-didnt-like-being-called-black-black-enterprise

Lenny Kravitz Didn’t Like Being Called Black When he Was Younger

During his school years, his teachers kept telling him he was Black when he is a product of a biracial marriage

Kravitz acknowledges he is a product of a biracial couple

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

Posted: Tags: , ,
40 40 club jay-z

Jay-Z to Celebrate 10-Year Anniversary of 40/40 Club in Style

Jay-Z will celebrate the tenth anniversary of the opening of the 40/40 club in New York City on Monday, June 17.

Have you been to 40/40? What are your thoughts?

By Darren Sands

Posted: Tags: ,
george-clinton-lands-reality-show-black-enterprise

George Clinton to Star in His Own Reality Show

Will use this platform to expose his legal battles regarding artists sampling his music

Would you tune in to see the trials and tribulations of George Clinton and family?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

Posted: Tags:
Tyler+Perry-compliments-spike-lee-black-enterprise

Tyler Perry on Spike Lee: “I’ve Always Been a Fan of His”

Filmmaker speaks on his supposed rivalry with the 'Malcolm X' director

The director tells Oprah he respects Spike Lee

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

Posted: Tags: , , ,
Words by Amber McKynzie


Diana Ross may have initiated the family name, but her children have surely continued its legacy. While the Motown best-selling artist entered the music world in the 1960’s with the Supremes—and later parted ways to embark on her solo career—her five children, Ross, Rhonda, Tracee, Chudney and Evan, have found multiple ways to continue the legend their mother started more than 50 years ago through the realms of television, film, fashion, education and more. 


From Chudney and Rhonda’s top-tier collegiate education and choice careers to match to Evan and Tracee’s life on the big screen and Ross’s adventurous lifestyle celebrated through photography, the Ross coterie has found a way to expand their name’s reach and become a multi-arena conglomerate. When you’re a Ross, you know there ain’t no mountain high enough; now that’s a family business motto to live by.

Family Business: Diana Ross & Her Familial Supremes

In the second installment of our Family Business series, we take a look at the Ross family, headed by Diana.

Which is your favorite Ross?

By Amber McKynzie

Posted: Tags: , , , , ,
tyler-perry-donates-one-hundred-thousand-dollars-to-ohio-schools-black-enterprise

Tyler Perry Makes a $100,000 Donation to Ohio Schools

Makes a surprise visit to Finland Middle School in Columbus, Ohio

Tyler Perry makes a sizable donation to help student athletes in Ohio

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

Posted: Tags: , ,
Tavis-Smiley-celebrates-ten-years-on-pbs-black-enterprise

Tavis Smiley Celebrates a Decade On PBS

Continues to speak on subject matter others shy away from

Are you a watcher of ‘Tavis Smiley’?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

Posted: Tags: , ,
jennifer-hudson-is-now-a-judge-on-american-idol-black-enterprise

Jennifer Hudson Returns to American Idol to Judge

Producers are trying to recruit former contestants to judge in attempt to revamp the show

Who should be the other 2 American Idol former contestants to bring back as judges?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

Posted: Tags: ,
Tyrese smiles for the media

Tyrese Hosts VIP Fast & Furious 6 Screening in L.A.

Tyrese took over Regal Cinemas L.A. Live to host a private 'Fast & Furious 6' screening, and gave up the goods on his upcoming role.

Tyrese let the cat out the bag Wednesday Night when announcing he’ll be returning for…

By Amber McKynzie

Posted: Tags: ,
russel-simmons-signs-with-hbo-again-black-enterprise

Russell Simmons Returns to HBO

Founder of Def Comedy Jam will create and develop projects for the network

Can Russell be successful again at HBO?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

Posted: Tags: , ,
boris kodjoe and kelly rowland hosting rip the runway

Kelly Rowland Joins X-Factor as Judge

The new X Factor season begins in September

Kelly Rowland joins cast of Simon Cowell’s X-Factor

By Makkada B. Selah

Posted: Tags: ,
wayne_brady-to-host-apollo-theater-spring-gala-black-enterprise

Wayne Brady to Host Apollo Theater Spring Gala Honoring Chaka Khan

Chaka Khan will be inducted into the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame

Chaka Khan is being honored at the gala hosted by Wayne Brady

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

Posted: Tags: , ,
star-trek-into-darkness-black-enterprise

Why You Should Go See ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’

Reboot of original movie will hold your attention throughout the film

Are you a Trekkie? Well, if so, you should go see this film

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

Posted: Tags: , ,
Diddy-teams-with-funny-or-die-black-enterprise

P.Diddy Spoofs “Downton Abbey” with “Downtown Diddy”

Diddy becomes the first black character on the PBS drama

Would Diddy do a good job as a cast member of Downton Abbey?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

Posted: Tags:

‘Gatsby’ Director Champions Film’s Black-Led Score

Jay-Z produced score, soundtrack makes up for film's lack of black speaking roles

Jay-Z recruits Beyonce, Andre 3000, will.i.am, and Q-Tip for the prominent featuring in film and…

By Aaron Morrison

Posted: Tags:
zoe-saldana-speaks-on-race-black-enterprise

Zoe Saldana is Uncomfortable Talking About Race

'I can’t wait to be in a world where people are sized by their soul'

Will you see her in the latest Star Trek film? Do you agree with her…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

Posted: Tags: , , ,
mike-tyson-gets-own-cartoon-on-adult-swim-black-enterprise

Mike Tyson is Getting Animated On Adult Swim

The former heavyweight champ will have his own cartoon called Mike Tyson Mysteries

Will you tune in?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

Posted: Tags:
Cee-Lo-Green-may-be-returning-to-the-voice-black-enterprise

Is Cee Lo Green Negotiating a Return to ‘The Voice’?

Christina Aguilera has reportedly signed on already

The ‘Forget You’ singer looks to be back on the singing competition show this upcoming…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

Posted: Tags: ,
Ali - 2001


The self-proclaimed G.O.A.T. (Greatest of All Time), Muhammad Ali, the former Cassius Clay, has his life featured in this dramatic film about one of the best heavyweight fighters to box. Hip-Hop's (Well, Hollywood's now) golden boy, Will Smith (The Fresh Prince), portrays the always quotable Ali in this movie that follows the life and times between his most controversial years (1964-1974). The cast included Jamie Foxx, Jon Voight, Mario Van Peebles, Ron Silver, Jeffrey Wright, Mykelti Williamson, Jada Pinkett Smith, Nona Gaye, Michael Michele and Joe Morton.

Top 5 Sports Movies of All-Time Featuring Black Film Stars

Here are top 5 of the greatest sports movies of all-time featuring some of your favorite black actors.

Which one of these is your favorite?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

Posted: Tags: ,
beverly_hills_cop-tv-series-not-picked-up-by-cbs-black-enterprise

CBS Passes on ‘Beverly Hills Cop’

Sony Pictures may look to pitch the show to other outlets

If the show makes it to TV, will you tune in?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
NeNe Leakes of The Real Housewives of Atlanta (Image: Bravo TV)

NeNe Leakes’ Sitcom ‘The New Normal’ Cancelled

Nene played a character named 'Rocky Rhoades'

‘The New Normal’ featuring NeNe Leakes cancelled

By Makkada B. Selah

Posted: Tags:
cee lo 620 X 480

Cee-Lo Green Lands Reality Show on TBS

Goodie Mob will make appearances in the series

Cee-lo to star in reality series on TBS

By Makkada B. Selah

Posted: Tags:
will smith i robot

Top 5 Movies Where Will Smith Plays the Hero

Which of these is your favorite Big Willie flick?

Will Smith is always in position to help others in danger, here are 5 examples…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

Posted: Tags: , , ,
american-idol-losing-all-4-judges-black-enterprise

Is ‘American Idol’ Getting Rid of All 4 Judges?

Rumored makeover includes getting rid of overpaid celebrity judges

Will a new judging panel lure you back to the show?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
rev-run-gets-a-home-improvement-show-black-enterprise

Rev Run and Family Return to Television

The Simmons' are getting a home improvement show

Will you tune in to a home improvement show for the Simmons family?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

Posted: Tags: , , ,
Ryan Leslie performed songs from his new album at Tequila Don Julio's Cinco de Mayo party in New York City on May 2.

Ryan Leslie on ‘Black Mozart’ Project, New Perspectives — and a New Business Model

After a controversial 2012 in court and in the news, Ryan Leslie tells BlackEnterprise.com he's as energized as ever to fulfill the promise of his future

“I think that in order to be incredible, you have to set the bar high.…

By Darren Sands

Posted: Tags:
forest whitaker the butler

First Trailer for Lee Daniels’ ‘The Butler’ Released

'The Butler' will be Oprah Winfrey's first role since 'Beloved'

The trailer for the highly-anticipated ‘The Butler’ has been released

By Makkada B. Selah

Posted: Tags: , ,
beyonce-defends-cuba-trip-black-enterprise

Beyonce on Cuba: ‘It Was Such a Beautiful Trip’

The singer says she was shocked by criticism of her trip to Cuba

Beyonce defends her Cuba trip on Good Morning America

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

Posted: Tags: , ,
Usher-will-play-sugar-ray-leonard-in-movie-black-enterprise

Usher Preparing to Play Boxer Sugar Ray Leonard

The singer gets to show off his dancing skills as the footwork of Sugar Ray will be on display

Could Usher pull off portraying the boxer?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

Posted: Tags: ,
Men-in-Black-4-being-made-black-enterprise

Another One? ‘Men In Black 4′ Has a Screenwriter

Most likely, stars Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones will be on board once again

Will you see the latest ‘Men In Black’ when it comes out?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

Posted: Tags: ,
t-i-signs-with-united-talent-agency-black-enterprise

T.I. Signs With United Talent Agency

The rapper is now in company with the likes of Johnny Depp and Anthony Hopkins

Will this move boost T.I.’s career even more?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

Posted: Tags: , ,
Kriss Kross - Featured

Remembering Kris Kross’ Top Five Songs

Black Enterprise remembers Kris Kross’ top five songs that fans will never forget.

Which one of these was your favorite?

By Amber McKynzie

Posted: Tags:
Cicely-Tyson-receives-first-tony-awards-nomination-black-enterprise

Cicely Tyson Receives First Tony Awards Nomination

Seasoned veteran actress is up for "Best Actress in a Play" for her role in Horton Foote's "The Trip to Bountiful"

Will Cicely Tyson win on her first ever nomination?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

Posted: Tags: , , ,
ten-facts-about-kris-kross-black-enterprise

Overdose Suspected in Death of Kris Kross Rapper

Kelly had a history of drug abuse

Details emerge about Chris “Mac Daddy” Kelly’s death

By Makkada B. Selah

Posted: Tags: ,
jason-collins-receives-death-threats-via-twitter-black-enterprise

Jason Collins Receiving Death Threats Via Twitter

The negativity towards the NBA player have started to appear on social media

Getting death threats in 140 characters or less

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

Posted: Tags: , ,
a-time-to-kill-sequel-black-enterprise

Grisham Sequel to ‘A Time to Kill’ Has a Release Date

The next book, 'Sycamore Row', will be published in October

Defense attorney, Jake Brigance, is back!

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

Posted: Tags:
ten-facts-about-kris-kross-black-enterprise

10 Things You May Not Have Known About Kris Kross

With the unfortunate passing of Chris Kelly (Mac Daddy), here are some facts about the Hip-Hop group

With the tragic passing of Chris ‘Mac Daddy’ Kelly, we revisit the career of 90′s…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

Posted: Tags: ,
kris kross

Top 5 So So Def Acts Introduced by Jermaine Dupri

With the death of Chris 'Mack Daddy' Kelly of Kris Kross suddenly, we look at the top 5 acts introduced to the world by So So Def

Remembering Kris Kross’ ‘Mack Daddy,’ here are 5 top So So Def acts

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
larenz-tate-honored-in-la-black-enterprises

Larenz Tate Honored in LA by Urban League Young Professionals

Actor is acknowledged for his work with black males involved within the probation system

LA Urban League Young Professionals honors the actor for his work with black males…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

Posted: Tags: , ,
be-you-campaign-black-enterprise

Christina Milian, Karrueche Tran And Draya Michele Star in ‘Be You’ Campaign

These visible women have gotten behind the anti-bullying movement

Will these stars help in the stopping of bullying?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

Posted: Tags: , , ,
Mercedes Ortiz of the Tribeca Film Fellows class of 2012. Photo: TribecaFilmInstitute.org.

Tribeca Film Fellow Finds New Beginning in Filmmaking

Mercedes Ortiz has just completed a year as a Tribeca Film Fellow.

The 18-year-old describes herself as “a singer, a musician, a songwriter, a poet, an activist,…

By Ashley Calloway

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
reverend-run-speaks-on-diabetes-awareness-black-enterprise

Reverend Run Pushes for Diabetes Awareness

The Hip-Hop legend continues to bring focus to this deadly disease that greatly affects the black community

Should more celebrities be involved in health awareness like Reverend Run?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

Posted: Tags: , ,
Nicki-Minaj-makes-film-debut-black-enterprise

Rapper Nicki Minaj Will Make Film Debut In “The Other Woman”

American Idol judge will appear in Cameron Diaz's next film

Will this catapult Nicki Minaj into a lucrative acting career?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

Posted: Tags:
Snoop-Lion-changes-opinion-on-gays-being-accepted-in-hip-hop-black-enterprise

Snoop Lion Changes View on Gay Acceptance in Hip-Hop

Rapper has a change of heart in recent interview

Do you think Hip-Hop culture will ever accept gay people?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

Posted: Tags: , ,
FABTOURPROMO

Hip Hop Lyricists Fabolous and Pusha T Embark on 30 City Tour

Will you be attending?

The 30 city tour runs through June 1st, making stops in New York City, Detroit,…

By Kimberly Wilson

Posted: Tags: ,
the-o-jays-sue-crown-royal-black-enterprise

The O’Jays Sue Crown Royal Over Legendary Song

The legendary group is not only disappointed with how their song was used but claim the company used it without permission

Famed group, The O’ Jays, file lawsuits claiming their song was used without their consent

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

Posted: Tags:
lauryn_hill-confirms-recording-contract-with-sony-black-enterprise

Lauryn Hill Signs New Deal With SONY

Singer/rapper confirms new recording deal via her Tumblr account

Can Lauryn Hill make a sufficient comeback? Will you purchase her new album when it’s…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

Posted: Tags: ,
tyler perry smiling

Tyler Perry Sued For Allegedly Stealing Temptation Script

A small town Indiana screenwriter sues Tyler Perry for script theft.

Tyler Perry is being sued for allegedly stealing a Gary, Indiana writer’s screenplay for ‘Temptation:…

By Amber McKynzie

Posted: Tags: , ,
tatyana ali smiling

Tatyana Ali Talks TV’s Love of “Watching Black Women Fight”

Discussing the good and bad of black Reality TV.

Tatyana Ali has kept a relatively low profile since her days on Fresh Prince

By Sasha King

Posted: Tags: ,
cathy hughes teneshia warner

The 2013 Dream Project Symposium [Photo Gallery]

Cathy Hughes, Russell Simmons and many more attended.

Egami Consulting Group hosted The Dream Project Symposium presented by Verizon Wireless

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
Kweku Mandela, Grace Hightower, Robert De Niro, and Ndaba Mandela at 'The Power of Words' screening. Photo: Sasithon Pooviriyakul

Nelson Mandela’s Grandsons Team with Tribeca Film Institute to Bring ‘The Power of Words’

Will you support the project?

Nelson Mandela’s grandsons Kweku and Ndaba team with the Tribeca Film Institute to help celebrate…

By Ashley Calloway

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
mariah-carey-rumored-to-be-replaced-by-jennifer-lopez-on-american-idol-black-enterprise

Did American Idol Try to Replace Mariah Carey?

The rumor mill is saying that Jennifer Lopez was on deck to jumpstart ratings

Would you have watched American Idol if Jennifer Lopez replaced Mariah Carey as a judge?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

Posted: Tags: , ,
TamarBraxtonVinceHerbertCelebrateNewRealityShow

Vince Herbert Discusses Braxton Family Values, Business and Fatherhood

BlackEnterprise.com sat down with the couple in Manhattan to find out just how crazy life in the Herbert house is these days with so much going on.

So from babies to business, here’s part two with one half of TV’s hottest couple,…

By Amber McKynzie

Posted: Tags: ,
tamar and vince wedding day

Tamar Braxton Talks Pregnancy, Motherhood in Revealing Interview

From the shock of having a baby to the release of her single, Tay Tay sat down with Black Enterprise to share it all.

Tamar sat down with Black Enterprise in Manhattan to open up about her baby-on-the way,…

By Amber McKynzie

Posted: Tags: ,
Holla II - Featured

Holla II, First Black Horror Film in 13 Years

H.M. Coakley and Executive Producer Monica “DollPhace” Floyd have teamed to release the first black comedic horror film to hit theaters in 13 years.

Holla II is the sequel to Coakley’s 2007 film, Holla.

By Amber McKynzie

Posted: Tags: , ,
richie_havens_dies-at-72-black-enterprise

Richie Havens, Who Opened Woodstock, Dies at 72

Folk singer dies of a heart attack

Folk singer Richie Havens sang about social issues at a time when that was on…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

Posted: Tags: , ,
Will-I-Am-Smile-black-eyed-peas-admits-lifting-song-black-enterprise

Did will.i.am Steal Another Artist’s Song?

Producer's current song with Chris Brown has been accused of copyright infringement by Arty and Mat Zo

Do you think less of will.i.am for admitting he ‘used’ another song as the foundation…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
Viola-Davis-may-star-in-thriller-black-enterprise

Viola Davis May Star in a Cyber Crime Thriller

The actress is reportedly in talks to star with Chris Hemsworth in the next Michael Mann movie

Will there be another Academy Award nomination in the future for Viola Davis?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

Posted: Tags: , , ,
diddy-sets-launch-date-for-revolt-tv-black-enterprise

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs Sets Launch Date For Revolt TV

Adding cable channel to his ever-growing list of companies he heads

Channel will debut this summer

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

Posted: Tags: , ,
benews_avatar

Rapper T.I. Angry About Hip-Hop-Boston Bombing Connection

T.I. offers condolences to families of Boston Marathon bombing victims

T.I. makes a statement to the media defending hip-hop

By Makkada B. Selah

Posted: Tags: , ,
kanye-west-saturday-night-live-black-enterprise

Kanye West Rumored to Appear on Saturday Night Live

The controversial rapper is set to appear in May

Will you tune in to see Kanye West on Saturday Night Live?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

Posted: Tags: ,
mahogany-remake-black-enterprise

Is There a ‘Mahogany’ Remake on Deck?

This would be the latest classic movie to be remade if true

Who would be good to rehash Diana Ross’ role in the movie Mahogany?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

Posted: Tags: , , ,
Jay-Z-beyonce-100-most-influential-people-TIME-magazine-black-enterprise

Jay-Z and Beyonce Among Time’s Most Influential People

The iconic rapper covers the front page of the 2013 list

What else will Jay-Z and Beyonce accomplish?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

Posted: Tags: , , ,
chris-tucker-hosting-bet-awards-black-enterprise

Chris Tucker Will Host The 2013 BET Awards

The comedian is slated to host the annual event

Is Chris Tucker back for good?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

Posted: Tags: , ,
ej-johnson-coming-out-a-second-time-black-enterprise

Earvin Johnson III Feels Like He is ‘Coming Out a Second Time’

Magic Johnson's son wants to be a role model for young gay people

Magic’s son would like to host a talk show

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

Posted: Tags: , ,
jay leno smiling

Why is There No Diversity on Late Night Shows?

Women and African Americans are woefully under represented in late night shows.

If you have ever watched late night television you will see many common faces and…

By Sasha King

Posted: Tags:
Jamie-Foxx-Spike-Lee-django-unchained-black-enterprise

Jaime Foxx Bombarded with Racist Tweets Over Trayvon Martin Shirt

A litany of racist tweets were found

Jaime Foxx’s t-shirt at awards show sparks racist responses

By Makkada B. Selah

Posted: Tags: , , ,
Snoop-Lion-theme-song-one-life-to-live-black-enterprise

Snoop Lion Will Star and Perform on ‘One Life To Live’

The show will feature the new theme show, written and produced by him as well as seeing him perform it on the show

What else does Snoop Lion have up his sleeve this year?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

Posted: Tags: ,
be_news_blue

Chicago Bluesman Jimmy Dawkins Dies at 76

The man known as "Fast Fingers" has passed on

Dawkins was known as part of Chicago’s West-Side sound

By Makkada B. Selah

Posted: Tags: , ,

Women of Power

Lisa Nichols

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…

Read More »
Susan L. Tayloer, 10 Facts

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…

Read More »