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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

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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

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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

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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

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Tavis Smiley Celebrates a Decade On PBS

Continues to speak on subject matter others shy away from

Are you a watcher of ‘Tavis Smiley’?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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‘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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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NeNe Leakes’ Sitcom ‘The New Normal’ Cancelled

Nene played a character named 'Rocky Rhoades'

‘The New Normal’ featuring NeNe Leakes cancelled

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Is Brad Paisley and LL Cool J’s ‘Accidental Racist’, Racist?

Brad Paisley was born in West Virginia

Country artist tries to reach out to Black America with ballad

By Makkada B. Selah

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Chaka Khan to be Inducted Into Apollo Legends Hall of Fame

The 60 year old wonder is having a fantastic 40th anniversary celebratory year with numerous honors and milestones

How much longer can the singer continue at the rate she is going?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Jamie Foxx Will Write and Direct Horror Series for SyFy Channel

A 5-series horror anthology is on deck for the man of many talents

Is there anything Jamie Foxx can’t do?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Africa Has Its First Traditional Gay Wedding?

Video surfaces as Africa's possibly first traditional same-sex wedding.

Tshepo Cameron Modisane and Thoba Calvin Sithol, both 27, were married in South Africa.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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UltraViolet Demands Reebok Drop Rick Ross

Controversial lyrics by the rapper have already spurred protests and demands for the sneaker company to take action

Should Reebok drop Rick Ross over his alleged ‘date rape’ lyrics?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Snoop Lion and MTV Form Another Gun Control Initiative

Hip-Hop is growing up and trying to stop the senseless violence going on in the neighborhoods

Will this gun initiative catch on with other celebrities and well-known Hip-Hop executives as well?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2013 Inductees

Who is your favorite player on this list?

We are featuring 5 of the current Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2013 Inductees

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Kanye West Sued for Copyright Infringement in ‘Gold Digger’ Song

Rapper accused of illegally sampling David Pryor's voice in his 2005 hit.

David Pryor’s children claim Kanye West used his father’s voice without legal permission.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Chris Rock Joins BET’s ‘Real Husbands of Hollywood’

Chris Rock says he regularly watched season one

Chris Rock to replace Robin Thicke in season two

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Beyoncé Named Honorary Met Gala Chair

It seems like Mrs. Carter is everywhere and it's not even June

Beyonce is named honorary chair for the Costume Institute Benefit at the Metropolitan Museum of…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Rapper Maino Takes on Broadway Stage

The Brooklyn bred emcee tries his hand at a different profession

Do you think Maino can make a career in acting?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Snoop Lion: “Gays Will be Tough to Accept in Rap World”

But the artist feels that 'rap is too masculine" when it comes to accepting gays

Do you think it will ever be acceptable to be gay in Hip Hop?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Jay-Z and Beyonce Slammed for Cuba Visit

Cuban commentator calls 'Beyonce and Jay Z 'insensitive'

Bey and Jay celebrate their wedding anniversary in Castro’s Cuba

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Halle Berry Pregnant With Second Child

Berry has already been informed of the baby's gender

Halle Berry is expecting

By Makkada B. Selah

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Angela Davis Documentary ‘Free Angela’ Reveals Her Story

Will you go see this film?

Filmmaker Shola Lynch speaks on telling Angela Davis’ whole story and getting Jada Pinkett Smith,…

By Ashley Calloway

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Was Kerry Washington’s Skin Lightened for Entertainment Weekly Cover?

Photoshop can do strange things

EW says ‘no’ but what do you think?

By Makkada B. Selah

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10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Roger Ebert

Did you know this about Roger Ebert?

Rest in Peace to to the legendary film critic

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Legendary Journalist and Film Critic Roger Ebert Dead at 70

May he rest in peace

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Anthony Mackie, The Rock and Mark Whalberg Star in New Michael Bay Film, Pain & Gain

Anthony Mackie, The Rock and Mark Wahlberg return to the big screen for Michael Bay's new film, 'Pain & Gain.'

The Rock and Anthony Mackie join Mark Wahlberg for Michael Bay’s new comedic film, ‘Pain…

By Amber McKynzie

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Oxygen’s Model Search Show, ‘The Face’, Crowns Black Fashion Beauty

After eight weeks, 'The Face' gives its 2013 title to Devyn Abdullah.

Oxygen’s newest reality show, ‘The Face,’ crowns Bronx native, Devyn Abdullah, with the 2013 title.

By Amber McKynzie

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Laz Alonso Discusses His Acting Career

Laz Alonso opens up to Black Enterprise about acting, education and Hollywood friendships.

Laz Alonso opens up to Black Enterprise about his life on the set, how acting…

By Amber McKynzie

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Magic Johnson is Proud of Gay Son, Earvin III

Earvin Johnson III, out and about in California, spotted out with his boyfriend

Magic and Cookie support him

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Maya Angelou Releases New Memoir ‘Mom & Me & Mom’

Dr. Maya Angelou, 84, wrote the inaugural poem for Bill Clinton

Maya Angelou’s new memoir explores her relationship with her mother

By Makkada B. Selah

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The Business of Reality TV: Mona Scott-Young Talks Entertainment Savvy and Brand Transition

Hip-hop mogul turned media powerhouse has struck gold again

Since her resurgence in 2010 with VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop,” Mona Scott-Young has reinvented…

By Kimberly Wilson

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Chris Brown Discusses Rihanna on ‘Today Show’: ‘She Knows My Heart’

Brown says he went through 52 weeks of domestic violence counseling

Chris Brown says on Today Show that he’s a changed man

By Makkada B. Selah

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The Rebirth of Jazz in Harlem Remains in Question

Vintage Harlem making a comeback?

With Harlem’s new economy and upscale restaurants, it seems Jazz may be making a comeback…

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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India.Arie Accused Of Lightening Skin, Denies it on Facebook

Her latest photo on her current single, 'Cocoa Butter,' has people thinking she has altered her skin

Sometimes it’s the ones you don’t expect?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Bob Teague, Reporter Who Helped Integrate TV News, is Dead

Teague was a seasoned newspaper reporter before he moved into network news

A pioneering black TV newsman has died

By Makkada B. Selah

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College Entrepreneurs Wanted for New Reality TV Series

Show's format will be similar to NBC's "The Apprentice"

Facebook, Google, and Dell were all started in dorm rooms.

By C. Daniel Baker

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12-Year-Old Actors Portray Music Icons on Broadway

Raymond Luke Jr. and Jibreel Mawry play Motown icons in new Broadway musical.

Raymond Luke Jr. and Jibreel Mawry take on the roles of a young Michael Jackson,…

By Amber McKynzie

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Judge Joe Brown Cancelled After 15 Seasons

CBS pulls plug on popular court show after failed negotiations to cut Judge's salary.

Judge Joe Brown was the second highest court show in syndication.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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The VMAs Head to Brooklyn’s Barclay Center

Will Jay-Z perform at the first ever awards show in Brooklyn?

Will you be attending?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Jamie Foxx Goes Presidential in Official ‘White House Down’ Trailer

The talented actor continues his streak of blockbuster films this year

Will Jamie Foxx pull it off as a good black president?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Swizz Beatz: More Than Just A Music Artist

Expanding his brand on the canvas

Swizz Beatz creativity knows no bounds.

By Sasha King

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Viola Davis and Daughter Take a Trip to the Aquarium

Viola Davis took a day off from work to visit the aquarium with her daughter, Genesis.

‘The Help’ actress Viola Davis took her daughter for a trip down South to Atlanta’s…

By Amber McKynzie

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Legendary Motown Songwriter and Producer Deke Richards, Dies

Producer of Jackson 5's hit "ABC" dies at hospice.

Richards was suffering from a bout with cancer

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New Lil Wayne Documentary to Air on BET

The making of the New Orleans rapper's 'DEWeezy' commercial will air this weekend

Will you check it out?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Usher, Public Enemy to Perform at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony

This year's honorees include Donna Summer, Albert King and Quincy Jones

Jennifer Hudson and Christina Aguilera are among the many singers performing at the ceremony

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Robin Roberts to Receive Lifetime Leadership Award

The GMA anchor is being rewarded for her extraordinary grace and courage during her recent medical journey

Using “vision, resources and commitment” to further positive change, Robin Roberts is selected to win…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Why Will Smith Turned Down ‘Django Unchained’

Smith says the role was not for him

Actor reveals why he passed on ‘Django Unchained’

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History’s Most Loved TV Shows Turned Into Movies

Which one of these was your favorite TV show turned into a movie?

The Good Times movie is on deck, so here’s other TV shows turned into movies

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Though Tragic, ‘Phil Spector’ Focus Brings Black Music History to Forefront

Beatles producer also had hand in black music heavyweights' success

HBO’s ‘Phil Spector’ film brings to the forefront details of a horrific murder, but also…

By Janell Hazelwood

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‘The Sapphires’ Were Inspired by the US Civil Rights Movement

This film shows the struggle that this girl group endured as they mimicked the movement born here in the States

Was the Australians’ group struggle as bad as the Blacks struggle in the civil rights…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Dwayne Wade Teams Up With Author James Patterson to Help Kids Read

Dwayne Wade and James Patterson inspire kids to read.

Dwayne Wade joins forces with best-selling author, James Patterson, to encourage kids to read more.

By Amber McKynzie

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Michael ‘Blue’ Williams Gun Buyback Program Accepted by NYPD

Music executive initiates unique program to encourage young men to give their weapons in exchange for opportunities

Let’s get the guns out of our community

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Ebony Celebrates 50 Years of the Fashion Fair

Fifty years of Fashion for Ebony.

What a celebration!

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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‘Olympus Has Fallen’ Director Antoine Fuqua Talks White House Thrillers and Hollywood Boss Moves

Filmmaker's latest action-packed movie hits theaters today

Opening in theaters today, March 22, we caught up with film director on White House…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Black Men Connect in Inspiring Dialogue Via Black Male Engagement

Black men across the country are changing the conversation about African American men through Black Male Engagement.

African American men gather together online and in person to show the rise of successful…

By Amber McKynzie

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Snoop Lion’s ‘No Guns Allowed’ Shows Change

The rapper's name change also alters his mindset when it comes to recording music these days

What do you think of his anti-gun song?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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5 Reasons We Do Not Need A ‘Good Times’ Movie

'Damn, damn, damn'.... Hollywood wants to revive the '70s sitcom

Do you want to see it?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Grammy Award Winning Gospel Rapper Lecrae: “I’m as Much a Hip-Hop Artist as Jay-Z”

Independent artist becomes the first rapper to win a Grammy in the Gospel category

Lecrae utilizes online marketing to help reach the masses without a major label

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Williams Sisters Documentary ‘Venus & Serena’ Plots Sisters’ Rise to the Top

The Williams sisters have dominated tennis for over a decade

‘Venus and Serena’ provides unprecedented access into the tennis superstars’ lives

By Makkada B. Selah

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Rihanna’s Tour Documentary Set to Premiere in May

Top-charting singer will be seen while embarking on her tour to promote her last album, Unapolgetic, with select media and fans

Are you interested in a Rihanna documentary?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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LL Cool J: “It’s Nice to be Responsible for the Love Side of Things”

The multi-talented artist says he's most proud of introducing the love side of Hip-Hop

Should LL be credited with introducing Hip-Hop to the love song? He sure thinks he…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Katherine Jackson Sues AEG Live for Billions

The matriarch of the Jackson family files lawsuit for $40 billion for Michael Jackson's wrongful death

Do you think AEG Live is responsible in any way for Michael’s death?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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‘Good Times’ Movie in the Works

Good Times was one of the most popular sitcoms of the 1970s

Will you go see the movie?

By Makkada B. Selah

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‘Steve Harvey’ is the #1 New Syndicated Daytime Show With Women 25-54

Multi-talented comedian is taking daytime talk by storm!

Watch out, Howard Stern! Steve Harvey is making his mark and staking claim to be…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Oprah Winfrey: Forbes Magazine’s Most Influential Celebrity

The media mogul does it once again while topping the list for 2 straight years

Oprah Winfrey tops Forbes magazine’s annual list of the “Most Influential Celebrities,” with an “influential…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Cicely Tyson Still Gets Nervous After all These Years?

Stage and film veteran still gets the jitters before a performance

Is it hard to believe a veteran of both stage and film like Cicely Tyson…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Omarosa Defends Return to The Apprentice

Omarosa talks emotional return to Donald Trump for 'All-Star Celebrity Apprentice'.

Omarosa Manigault returns to reality TV after the passing of her late fiance, Michael Clarke…

By Amber McKynzie

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Chaka Khan Featured on Billboard Magazine’s First Augmented Reality Cover

What better way to celebrate 2 milestones than to be featured in a tribute issue?

Chaka Khan celebrates 40 years in entertainment and her 60th birthday

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Author Tanji Dewberry Uses Oh Fiddlesticks to Help Children Cope With Unknown Emotions

Tanji Dewberry writes a children's book on how to cope with mental health.

Tanji Dewberry turns to writing to express her feelings, and help children deal with “negative”…

By Amber McKynzie

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Songwriters Hall of Fame will Honor Motown Founder, Berry Gordy

Famed Motown founder will receive the Pioneer Award at this year's ceremony

A living legend continues to be honored.

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Top 5 ‘American Idol’ Women Set to Make History

One of these songstresses could break the all-male winning streak

As we celebrate Women’s History Month, let’s take a look at the groundbreaking ‘American Idol’…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Vanessa Simmons to Star in Her First Leading Movie Role

Run's oldest daughter steps outside her Pastry to take on romantic comedy

Starring movie role adds to the resume of the eldest daughter of Run of Run-DMC…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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‘Harlem Shake’ Producer Being Sued

2 artists are suing Baauer and Mad Decent Records for sampling their voices without permission

Do you like the Harlem Shake song?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Spike Lee’s Film Accused of Fostering Homophobia

LGBT activist criticizes filmmaker's "School Daze" on Twitter.

Writer says Lee’s film based on Morehouse College did not reflect balanced view on homosexuality…

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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New Wu-Tang Clan Album Confirmed for 20th Anniversary

Cappadonna confirms, “The recording has begun, It’s all being done in the secret Wu-Tang bat chamber."

It will be their first album in 6 years.

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Marvin Gaye’s Ex Urges Jesse L. Martin to Back out of Biopic

Biopic focuses on down-and-out period in Marvin Gaye's life

Marvin Gaye’s ex-wife disapproves of upcoming biopic

By Makkada B. Selah

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Texas Mom Uses Stun Gun to Discipline 14-Year-Old Son

Kimra Hysaw uses stun gun to discipline her "handful" son.

Texas mom uses stun gun to punish her son for playing basketball without permission.

By Amber McKynzie

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A 21-Year Look at Halle Berry’s Most Intriuging Roles

Black Enterprise looks back at some of Halle Berry's most intriguing film roles.

From Boomerang to B.A.P.S., Black Enterprise takes you down memory lane with some of Halle…

By Amber McKynzie

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Berry Gordy Says his Broadway Play is his “Last Major Endeavor”

Motown to star on Broadway.

Gordy’s illustrious career ends where it started

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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New Digital Magazine Targets Black Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Women

Elixher is go-to resource for multidimensional representation of all things queer

Readers can download Elixher magazine on their mobile phones and tablets.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Terrence Howard Backtracks on Revealing Oprah Winfrey Description

'Dead Man Down' actor changes his tune when describing Miss Winfrey

Howard showed a little class this time around

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Do you Agree? Terrence Howard Says Blacks Have ‘Crab Mentality’

Howard says if you don't have something nice to say don't say anything at all

Terrence Howard says blacks need to support each other more

By Makkada B. Selah

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Lil’ Kim Takes Lawyer to Court For $1 Million

Rapper sues for licensing and branding transactions

Rapper Lil Kim claims she was duped into signing a series of bad licensing deals

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Will And Jaden Smith’s Trailer for “After Earth” Released

The Smith's do it again.

Will you check out the father and son duo in action?

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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Jill Scott Lands New Role in CBS Pilot

Soul singer will have a role in the pilot show, Second Sight, slated to appear on CBS

Scott has a busy year ahead of her

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Tamar Braxton Makes Deal With L. A. Reid’s Epic Records

Singer is no longer on her husband's label

Tamar signs to Epic unexpectedly

By Makkada B. Selah

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Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold to Reunite on TV’s ‘Beverly Hills Cop’

Axel Foley and Billy Rosewood will make appearances in pilot TV episode of 'Beverly Hills Cop'

What do you think of reviving this show?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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‘Real Husbands of Hollywood’ Renewed by BET

Laughs will continue for Kevin Hart's 'reality' series

Do you like the show?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Nas to Play at Kennedy Center Hip-Hop Festival in 2014

Legendary rapper will be performing alongside the National Symphony Orchestra

Illmatic will be the soundtrack of the night

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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DMX Tells Iyanla Vanzant to ‘Shut the F Up’ on ‘Fix My Life’

Angered rapper lashes out at television host.

Vanzant tells DMX she isn’t intimidated by him.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Female Leaders Winning: Bethann Hardison, a Leader in Fashion

Fashion industry leader Bethann Hardison talks her journey to diversify the industry.

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United Nations Hosts Women’s Entrepreneurship Day

On Nov. 19, the UN celebrates female entrepreneurs of 144 countries.

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