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Thanksgiving

The 2016 Holiday Season: Finding a Balance Between Cynicism and Gratitude

After a year in which the lows have seemed to outnumber the highs, what can we be thankful for?

In 2016, we’ve witnessed gruesome acts of police violence, the deaths of cultural icons, and…

By Jordan Willard

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Butt Injections

Reality Star Opens Up About Illegal Butt Injections

Kimberly Smedley is rebuilding her life after making millions and serving time for administering illegal butt injections

Kimberly Smedley opens up about the lessons she learned after making millions and serving time…

By Selena Hill

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Thanksgiving

5 Feel-Good Films to Watch this Thanksgiving

Movies to watch with friends and family over Thanksgiving weekend to keep the good vibes flowing

Nothing tops watching a classic movie as a family. Here are a few feel-good films…

By Kali Wilder

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Travel Around the World Without Jumping on a Plane

A metro card can get you far in a city filled with history and culture

New York City is one of the few places in the world, where you can…

By Kandia Johnson

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Veteran

91-Year-Old Veteran Fights Two Wars and Becomes Crusader

The inspiring story of Marvin Gilmore

Marvin Gilmore is a World War II veteran, who fought for the U.S. while fighting racism…

By Black Enterprise

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pipeline

New Play by Anna Deavere Smith Takes on the School-To-Prison Pipeline Dilemma

Anna Deavere Smith uses her mastery of documentary-style theater to share timely accounts in her solo show "Notes From the Field"

The school-to-prison pipeline dilemma in America is masterly tackled in the play Notes from the…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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DeVon Franklin

This Faith-Based Producer Inks Big Deal With Major Network

Under the multiyear pact, Franklin will produce and develop film content for the studio

See how faith-based producer DeVon Franklin inked a deal with 20th Century Fox, under the…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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5 Splurgy Worthy Hotels

Check out these luxury hotels that might be worth the extra money

A 24-hour personal butler and private plunge pool in the middle of your room. Jungle…

By Kandia Johnson

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Luke Cage

Maurice Tyson Talks About His Role on ‘Luke Cage’

A longtime fan of the comic books, the actor discusses his experience playing a character on 'Luke Cage,' Netflix's adaptation of the Marvel series

NYC Actor Maurice Tyson opened up about being a long-time comic book fan and his…

By Samara Lynn

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Iyanla Vanzant

How Iyanla Vanzant Is Stopping the Suffering of Black Men

Michael McCary of Boyz II Men opens up about ex-bandmates and betrayal

Hear how bass singer Michael McCary of Boyz II Men fame opens up about ex-bandmates…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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inspiration

The Inspiration You Need for the Rest of This Year Just Arrived

Jimii Hitmaker's StackToBer motivates you to get to the next level

No better way to wind the year down than with much-needed inspiration provided by artist…

By Safon Floyd

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American Black Film Festival

21st Annual American Black Film Festival Announces 2017 Dates

Heading back to Miami with HBO as founding and presenting sponsor

The American Black Film Festival has just announced that it will be returning to Miami…

By Safon Floyd

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10 Motivational Quotes to Inspire You to Live Your Best Life

What does it mean to live a “good life”?

What does it mean to live a “good life”? Whether it’s traveling to an exotic…

By Kandia Johnson

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AMC

RLJ Entertainment Partners With AMC Networks To Deliver Diverse Streaming Content

Bob Johnson to receive $65 million investment to accelerate distribution of content on the Urban Movie Channel

Find out why AMC Networks if partnering with BET Founder Bob Johnson and giving him…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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films

Head of Logo Documentary Films Talks Life in the Arts

"I'm here to reflect the times"

Find out why producer and Head of Logo Documentary Films, Taj Paxton, has chosen to…

By Safon Floyd

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Ella Fitzgerald

The Apollo to Celebrate Ella Fitzgerald Centennial Birthday

The Apollo Theater will honor the Queen of Jazz with a star-studded jazz concert on Oct. 22.

After leaving a lasting imprint in American music, there’s no place more appropriate to commemorate…

By Selena Hill

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Circle of Sisters

WBLS FM’s Déjà Vu Talks Sisterhood and the Circle of Sisters Expo

"Who is on your team?"

Check out what WBLS’s, Deja Vu has to say about the importance of community, sisterhood,…

By Safon Floyd

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Duvernay

Ava DuVernay’s 13th is the film we all need to see. NOW.

DuVernay's new jaw-dropping documentary shines a light on the evolution of mass incarceration and its effects on communities of color

Ava DuVernay’s new jaw-dropping documentary shines a light on the evolution of mass incarceration and…

By Kali Wilder

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NMAAHC

This Black Billionaire’s $20 Million Gift to NMAAHC Highlights Intentional Philanthropy

Three ways to exhibit intentional philanthropy

At a time when we feel the sting of tragedies fueled by racial injustices almost…

By Halima Leak Francis

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Dr. Zonya Mitchell

Dr. Zonya Mitchell Shares How The Bahamas Has Influenced Her Career

"Growing up in a country with strong, black female leaders has shaped my perspective on who I am"

Find out what clinical lifespan neuropsychologist and native Bahamian, Dr. Zonya Mitchell, credits her homeland…

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change

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

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

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manage

Ask Sheree: How to Manage an Overload of Work

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

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