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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…

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sculptor

Google Doodle Honors Black Female Sculptor for Black History Month

Google celebrates the 19th century sculptor

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

By Selena Hill

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Rasheeda

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

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

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

By The Hip-Hop Socialite

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Screen Actors Guild

3 Screen Actors Guild Awards Speeches That Left Us All Hopeful

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

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

By Kali Wilder

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Moonlight

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

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

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

By Carolyn M. Brown

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artist

This Wrongly Convicted Artist Now Spreads Love Through Painting

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

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

By Regan Farley

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Kevin Hart

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

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

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

By Kali Wilder

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machine learning

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

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

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

By Nathaniel J.

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Kim Burrell

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

Fallout won't sway the faithful

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

By Bil Carpenter

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Mariah

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

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

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

By Selena Hill

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NASA

Black Radio Rallies Around Movie ‘Hidden Figures’

This call to action for Greek-letter organizations to fill theaters while also empowering black youth to pursue STEM careers

Black Radio Solidarity has launched a campaign to fill theaters for the movie HIDDEN FIGURES,…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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elevators

BE Luxury: Why Take Steps, When There’s An Elevator At Home

Elevating home experience and adding to value

Elevators are becoming a top redeeming feature. More luxury homeowners are installing custom home lifts.…

By T. Bernie

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George

George Michael’s Mark on Pop, R&B, and Hip-Hop Music

The late musician lives on through his influence on the sound and style of artists today

More than just a pop singer, George Michael was a music legend who influenced artists…

By Selena Hill

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British Academy Awards

British Academy Awards Makes Big Push for Diversity in Film

BAFTA will block awards for films in two categories if they aren’t diverse enough of underrepresented groups

The #OscarsSoWhite controversy came to head in 2016 when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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chance

The 25 Got-to-Get Gospel Songs of 2016

Here are some of the top gospel tracks that dropped this year

As the year of 2016 closes, we decided to compile a list of what we…

By Bil Carpenter

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Santa Claus

Sorry, America, Santa Claus Isn’t White

Want to know what Santa really looked like?

The jolly old mythical man in a red suit we know as Santa Claus actually…

By Selena Hill

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MC Lyte

MC Lyte Leading Women on the W.E.A.L.T.H. Experience

The pioneer rapper opens up about wealth, Kanye, Trump and the lack of women in hip-hop

In an exclusive interview, MC Lyte discusses The W.E.A.L.T.H. Experience, females in hip-hop, and Kanye…

By The Hip-Hop Socialite

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New Book Unveils the Hidden Black Women of NASA

'Hidden Human Computers' is the latest story about black women hired to perform complex math calculations on behalf of NASA during the 1940s

The latest chapter in stories that delve into the history of the black women in…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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must

In Case You Missed It: Must Reads You Need This Weekend

Here are the must-reads that you missed at BE and around the web this week

Here’s a roundup of some of the best stories recently published on our site in…

By Selena Hill

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Shonda Rhimes

Shonda Rhimes Joins MasterClass to Teach Writing for Television

Screenwriters, producers, writers, and Shondaland fans should sign up now

Shonda Rhimes is calling out to screenwriters, producers, writers and Shondaland fans to learn how…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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How To

Password Protect Your Flash Drive In Two Simple Steps

Flash drives, thumb drives, USB sticks: whatever you want to call them, they’re more than…

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Black Female Voice Actor on How to Break into the Lucrative Voice-Over Business

“The secret society [of the voice-over business] is due in part because it’s a career…

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