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ABFF Honors

ABFF Honors: Issa Rae Hacks Hollywood

Long gone are the days of being discovered or looking for an agent to book you gigs

The who’s who of Hollywood will be in full effect on Wednesday, February, 22nd at…

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ABFF

ABFF Honors Denzel Washington, Queen Latifah, Issa Rae, and Black Talent in Hollywood

Don't miss this celebration of black excellence in Hollywood TONIGHT, Feb. 22, at 8 p.m. ET/PT, on BET

The extraordinary achievements of African Americans in cinema will be celebrated tonight at the 2017…

By Selena Hill

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Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington, Issa Rae, F. Gary Gray to Be Honored by ABFF and BET

The awards gala, presented by BET, returns to honor Hollywood veteran Denzel Washington, rising star Issa Rae, and director F. Gary Gray

BET Networks and The American Black Film Festival (ABFF) recently announced the honorees for the…

By Kali Wilder

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Maya Angelou

New Maya Angelou Documentary to Debut on PBS for Black History

First film to chronicle life story of the phenomenal Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, author, and civil rights activist

Maya Angelou’s poem And Still I Rise remains a triumphant anthem of transcendence over adversity.…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Harlem Literary Brunch

Here’s What You Missed At The Harlem Literary Brunch

Good food, positive vibes, and a room filled with black girl writer magic

The Harlem Literary Brunch was a hungry reader’s delight that offered the opportunity to connect…

By Selena Hill

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CeCe Winans

CeCe Winans Says “Let Them Fall in Love” on First Album in 9 Years

The sounds of yesteryear, but with a twist

It’s been nine years since Grammy Award-winning gospel legend CeCe Winans’ last full-length album, Thy…

By Bil Carpenter

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Lee Daniels

Lee Daniels: The Business of Being a Gay Black Man

Lee Daniels' choice to live in his truth has been the best career decision he has ever made

Black Enterprise chatted with Lee Daniels, Tyrese Gibson and Amiyah Scott about the upcoming episode…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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black art

Artist Charly Palmer Talks the Business of Black Art

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

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

By Dr. Dionne Mahaffey

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modern

BE Luxury: African Modern Décor Inspo

Ways to accentuate the home with heritage-focused designs

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

By T. Bernie

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Luvvie Ajayi

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

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

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

By Selena Hill

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

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

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

By Gwendolyn Quinn

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art collecting

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

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

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

By Gwendolyn Quinn

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books

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

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

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

By Cameka Smith

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Broadway

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

Marketing execs collaborate to benefit minority youth in the arts

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

By Gwendolyn Quinn

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comcast

Comcast Launches Filmmaker Series Black Women Behind The Scenes

Cable company expands reach through Black Film & TV destination

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

By Carolyn M. Brown

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police violence

A New Look at Police Violence Against Black Women

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

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

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Betty Boop

Black History Month: Esther Jones, The Original Betty Boop

Here's the truth behind the iconic cartoon character

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

By Selena Hill

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Felicia Horwitz

Felicia Horowitz Hosts ‘I Am Not Your Negro’ Screening

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

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

By Sequoia Blodgett

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sculptor

Google Doodle Honors Black Female Sculptor for Black History Month

Google celebrates the 19th century sculptor

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

By Selena Hill

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Rasheeda

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

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

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

By The Hip-Hop Socialite

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How To

Equifax hack

After 143 Million Left Vulnerable by Equifax Hack, Here’s What You Can Do

The Equifax hack could be the largest data theft involving Social Security numbers, which is…

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JavaScript Developer

How She Became a Full Stack JavaScript Developer In 5 Intensive Months

My biggest lesson learned was overcoming limitations I had put on myself regarding what I…

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