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NBC’s “Real Music Live” Says No to Auto Tune

Who says real singing is dead?

NFocus Entertainment President and CEO Mark Hill has a passion for what he calls “real”…

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Gabourey Sidibe Lands New Gig With WORLD Channel

The star of Precious has found a new role as host of public TV show, AfroPop.

After time away from the big screen, Gabourey Sidibe is making her way to television…

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Dawn Branch: Parlaying a Passion for the Arts Into a Business

From working with celebrities to creating the next set, through dance

The arts have and will always be around as long as there is talent and…

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Antoine Fuqua Defends Tarantino, Admonishes Spike Lee

Spike Lee can't catch a break with his criticism of Django Unchained

Do you agree or disagree with Spike’s take on Django Unchained?

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Is Trinidad James Being Sued for Infringement?

Def Jam's latest signing looks like who?

A creator of the hit TV show “Martin” is reportedly suing the new star rapper.

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Jay-Z To Score ‘Great Gatsby’

Hov will follow in the footsteps of The Rza by scoring a major motion film this year

The film hits stores May 10th.

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“Rescue Me” Singer, Fontella Bass, Dies at 72

Vocalist dies from complications of a recent heart attack

Singer died in St. Louis

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Kanye West Boycotting 2013 Grammy Awards

The disgruntled artist is, yet again, upset over the lack of nominations he's received

Does Kanye have a point?

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Poet Jayne Cortez Passes Away at 78

Cortez, a pioneer of spoken word poetry, was the recipient of an American Book Award

Award-winning American poet Jayne Cortez died on Friday December 28

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Beyoncé to Share Stage with Fans at Super Bowl 2013

Bootylicious singer participates in contest with her fans

Would you like to be on stage with the star while she performs?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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T.I.’s “Trouble Man” Debuts High on Billboard Charts

Rapper has no 'Trouble' selling units

T.I. is back ladies and gentlemen.

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Star Jones, Damon Wayans Jr. Likes Django Unchained

More black celebs are endorsing the controversial film

Touré tweeted, “I loved Django. Much to say about it: complex film and one of…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Denzel Washington: Top Money-Making Star of 2012

Denzel adds to the many accolades he has already amassed

Because of his movies, “Flight” and “Safe House,” exhibitors felt Washington was responsible for more…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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R.I.P.: Black Culture Greats We Lost in 2012

In addition to Ms. Houston, we also lost Etta James ("At Last"), Don Cornelius (Soul Train) Donna Summer ("Bad Girls") and many more.

We lose greats just about every year, but this year has been particularly rough for…

By Demetria Irwin

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Arsenio Hall Release Return to Late Night Trailer

Do you think he'll be successful?

Arsenio Hall, an early 90′s icon for late night talk shows, is coming back for…

By Demetria Irwin

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Brandy is Engaged to Music Executive, Ryan Press

Singer has accepted marriage proposal from her boyfriend

Brandy feels her faith in love has been restored

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Malik Yoba: “I Want to be More like Forest Whitaker”

The actor speaks on the various projects he's done recently.

Who would you rather emulate: Denzel or Forest Whitaker?

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‘Django Unchained’ Breaks Box Office Record

Slavery-era movie moves past 'Ali' for highest grossing R rated tally on Christmas

The Quentin Tarantino movie, “Django Unchained,” has set a Christmas box office record for an…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Bilal Decoded: Preaching the Gospel of Money Management and Self Reliance

Anyone who is in the music industry or hopes to be will learn something from Bilal in this interview.

The soul singer talks about his music industry past and future.

By Tomika Anderson

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Why You Should go See “Django Unchained”

Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington and Samuel L. Jackson have convincing roles in this slavery era film

There’s a love story and the showing of a strong black man in there somewhere

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Rapper Capital Steez Dead at 19

Rapper Joey Bada$$ tweeted the news of Steez' death.

No details have been released on his death.

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Lil Wayne Sends Message to Sandy Hook Victims

Lil Wayne has joined the chorus of music industry acts speaking on the tragedy.

Wayne spoke with sports talk show host Jim Rome, on his new show on Showtime.

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Spike Lee: ‘Django Unchained is Disrespectful’

Lee said he has no plans to watch the movie.

We were all waiting for Spike Lee to comment on Django Unchained right?

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Jamie Foxx Tells Oprah: ‘Leonardo Snubbed me on Set’

Actor reveals why Leo snubbed him at the beginning of shooting.

Will you go out to see Django Unchained?

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Art and Politics Collide! Artstrike Calls for Art About the Fiscal Cliff

Activist Van Jones, co-founder of Rebuild the Dream, is heading up a day of action on December 17th for Artstrike

Activist Van Jones, co-founder of Rebuild the Dream, is heading up a day of action…

By Demetria Irwin

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“Middle of Nowhere” Wins Four Awards At The AAFCA

Ava Duvernay's independent film keeps winning accolades

Sundance Film Festival’s first woman of color to win their Best Director Prize, stacks up…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Singer Miguel Makes “Scandalously Romantic” Music

Grammy-nominated singer speaks on his career

Will you go check him out on tour next year?

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HBO Orders Lydia Diamond’s Broadway Play “Stick Fly”

The Alicia Keys-produced play will get a run on cable TV

The cast included Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Dulé Hill, Mekhi Phifer, Tracie Thoms, and Condola Rashad and…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Scottie Pippen Gets New Reality Show

Six-time NBA champion Scottie Pippen wants you to get with "Big Pippen" style.

Perphaps Mrs. Pippen felt like the Basketball Wives franchise wasn’t giving actual NBA wives the…

By Demetria Irwin

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Common Finds “Luv” in New Film

Common scores another leading man role

Rapper Common who has shown his acting chops in a number of roles (American Gangster,…

By Demetria Irwin

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Did Samuel Jackson Drop the F-Bomb on Saturday Night Live?

At one point during this SNL skit, Samuel Jackson seems to drop the f-bomb and then just a sentence later very clearly says bullsh*t.

Samuel Jackson is known for his cursing, especially the f-bomb in all of its various…

By Demetria Irwin

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Django Unchained’s Jamie Foxx: “My Life is Built Around Race”

Controversial movie brings up race talk once again

Django Unchained star actor Jamie Foxx states that race plays a vital role in his…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Quentin Tarantino Says “Roots “Didn’t Move Me.”

The controversial director stirs controversy by stating that 'nothing rings true' about "Roots."

What do you think of his comments?

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Damon Dash Set to Open Two Art Galleries

South Carolina and Hong Kong are targets of Dash.

Damon Dash is channeling his business savvy into a new creative venture: art galleries.

By Demetria Irwin

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Don Cheadle and Denzel Washington Among 2013 Golden Globe Nominees

Some of black Hollywood's best and brightest are in the running for statues.

The 2013 Golden Globe nominations are in.

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Black Art, Artists More Prominent at Art Basel

Antonia Williams-Gary discusses the going-ons at Art Basil

Have you ever been to Art Basel?

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Public Enemy to be Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The late Donna Summer will also be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class of 2013.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame clearly doesn’t have a “Fear of a Black…

By Demetria Irwin

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Big Boi’s Non-Profit Giving Away a Scholarship

The rapper’s nonprofit, The Big Kidz Foundation (BKF) is making one student happy

OutKast’s rapper gives back in a big way

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Angela and Vanessa Simmons Host Charity Skate Party

The toy drive brought out lots of celebrities.

Sisters Angela and Vanessa Simmons hosted a “Skate and Donate” charity event under their sneaker…

By Demetria Irwin

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Stacey Dash is “Normal” in New Trailer

What do you think of it?

Actress Stacey Dash has a new promo trailer making the internet rounds called ‘Stacey Dash…

By Demetria Irwin

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Ashanti Has a Recurring Role on ‘Army Wives’

Singer is added to the seventh season on Lifetime's show

She will play a mother on the show.

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Five Questions for Reality Show Star Julissa Bermudez

Reality TV is really pushing Julissa's career along.

Julissa talks about how to get over a breakup.

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TLC to Air New Reality Show about Preachers’ Wives

TLC is taking us to church!

Preachers wives will be preaching for sure.

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Jay-Z Short Doc Gets Behind Scenes of Barclays Concerts

Jay-Z 'Life + Times' YouTube channel has kicked off

A few highlights from Jay’s new short documentary

By Darren Sands

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Anita Hill Documentary to Premiere at Sundance

Story of the sexual harassment accusation against Justice Clarence Thomas told on film

The infamous sexual harassment claim made against Justice Clarence Thomas by Anita Hill is made…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Marvin Gaye’s Son Opposes New Biopic About His Dad

Marvin Gaye's son calls the movie's producers 'shameful'

Marvin Gaye III reaches out to Lenny Kravitz in a bid to get the star…

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Mona Scott-Young to Launch New Reality Show on Bravo

She is 'Taking Atlanta' to the Bravo network

Mona Scott Young continues building an empire.

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Tyler Perry Sued for Allegedly Stealing Movie Plot

Do you think she's telling the truth?

An author is suing Tyler Perry for $225,000 alleging that Perry stole the plot of…

By Demetria Irwin

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Beyond Idris Elba: Black James Bond Options

Which one of these actors would you prefer?

Idris Elba is a great choice as the first black James Bond, but he’s not…

By Demetria Irwin

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Nia Long and Gabourey Sidibe to Star in New Movies

Are these two actresses on your favorites list?

Nia Long and Gabby Sidibe each have snagged roles in upcoming films.

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Lenny Kravitz Will Portray Marvin Gaye in New Biopic

Music rights for the film have been cleared

Do you like this selection?

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Hip-Hop Artists Who Went to College

Check out these 14 rappers who pursued higher education

You may be surprised about who sat down in those university classrooms.

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Political TV Drama, ‘Boss,’ Cancelled After Two Seasons

Are you sad about this cancellation?

Grammer won a Golden Globe for his work and the show has a loyal following.

By Demetria Irwin

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Malaysia Pargo Parlays Basketball Wives LA into Business Success

The Basketball Wives cast receives a bad rap, because many of them are more than just what's presented on the TV screen.

BlackEnterprise.com caught up with Malaysia Pargo to talk about her growing jewelry company, Three Beats…

By Demetria Irwin

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Most Ridiculous Reality TV Moments of 2012

What is your favorite moment?

The year is not quite over, but BET.com has put together a gallery of 2012′s…

By Demetria Irwin

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Black Women Honored at the BronzeLens Film Festival

Veteran actress honored at film festival.

S. Epatha Merkerson was one of the women honored at the Women Superstars Luncheon during…

By Demetria Irwin

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Black Art Doesn’t Have to be Black

What's the definition of black art?

Must black artists be relegated to only creating art that explicitly features black people or…

By Demetria Irwin

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The Legacy of “Soul Train” Continues with Paxton Baker

Baker has plans to continue and further extend the Soul Train brand.

Soul Train continues after the death of the legendary Don Cornelius.

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Wu-Tang’s GZA Using Hip-Hop To Teach Science

Did you ever think math and the sciences would join forces?

Wu-Tang Clan member will help use hip-hop to teach science in 10 New York City…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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‘Trapped in the Closet’ on Broadway? R. Kelly Says it Will Happen

R.Kelly continues to find new avenues to promote himself

The singer says he 85 chapters of the series

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Why you Should go see ‘The Rise of the Guardians’

A major studio's first black director of an animation film has a blockbuster on hand!

The film is based on the William Joyce book series, “Guardians of Childhood.”

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Nina Simone Wanted Whoopi Goldberg to Play Her in Biopic

Whoopi says the late singer suggested she play her in her biographical movie

Who would you rather see in the role: Whoopi or Zoe?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Wendy Williams Goes Nude for PETA Ad

The talk show host is the latest to shun fur for PETA

She says “no to fur.”

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Ruby Dee Celebrates Her 90th Birthday in Harlem

Ruby sure does look great for her age.

Actor, activist and living legend Ruby Dee celebrated her 90th birthday at Harlem’s Schomburg Center.

By Demetria Irwin

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Meshell Ndegeocello Shares Her Thoughts on Nina Simone and Zoe Saldana

Singer calls for the critiques to end before the product is shown

Meshell Ndegeocello sat down in an interview to discuss her critically acclaimed new Nina Simone…

By Demetria Irwin

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Budweiser and Stoli Vodka are Not Fans of Denzel Washington’s ‘Flight’

Do you think the movie studio should have asked permission?

Budweiser and Stolichnaya Vodka are not happy to be the featured favorites of Denzel Washington’s…

By Demetria Irwin

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Gabby Douglas is Essence Magazine’s Cover Girl

The teenage Olympian is all smiles

Gold medal-winning Olympian Gabby Douglas graces the cover of Essence Magazine’s Women of the Year…

By Demetria Irwin

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‘Positively Perfect Dolls’ Aim to Improve the Self-Esteem of Little Black Girls

'Positively Perfect Dolls' are carried by Walmart and Walmart.com.

Williams wanted to see dolls that reflected the actual beauty and diversity of black girls.

By Demetria Irwin

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John Singleton Settles Hustle and Flow Lawsuit

It's hard out here for a producer, huh?

John Singleton has settled his $20 million Hustle and Flow lawsuit against Paramount Pictures.

By Demetria Irwin

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Mike Muse: The Music Man and The Political Provocateur

How does a music man with no major label backing become a major finance player for the president?

How does a music man with no major label backing become a major finance player…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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TLC Plans New Album 10 Years After Left Eye’s Death

Are you ready for a new TLC album?

Are you ready for a new TLC album?

By Demetria Irwin

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Arsenio Hall Wants Bill Clinton and Jay-Z on his New Show

The late night champ is coming back

The late night champ is coming back

By Demetria Irwin

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Chris Brown Launches Symphonic Love Foundation

Singer gives back to the youth

Singer gives back to the youth

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Profit With Purpose: A Talk With Teneshia Jackson-Warner

Award- winning multicultural marketing expert, Teneshia Jackson-Warner, details in her book, the tools to success in her field

Award- winning multicultural marketing expert, Teneshia Jackson-Warner, details in her book, the tools to success…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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The Best Man Sequel Has a 2013 Release Date

Will you be going to see the Best Man sequel?

Will you be going to see the Best Man sequel?

By Demetria Irwin

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Jamie Foxx a Villain in the Next Spider Man?

Electro seems to suit him well

Electro seems to suit him well

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Macy Gray Covers Stevie Wonder With ‘Talking Book’

Singer talks about her latest project, covering Stevie Wonders' album

Singer talks about her latest project, covering Stevie Wonders’ album

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Web Series ‘Lenox Ave’ Debuts, Explores The ‘New Harlem’

The "new Harlem" looks good online.

The “new Harlem” looks good online.

By Demetria Irwin

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Is There Another Pepsi Commercial in the Works for Beyonce?

If true, this will mark the 5th commercial for the singer

If true, this will mark the 5th commercial for the singer

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Chuck Berry Honored at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum pays homage to the legendary rocker

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum pays homage to the legendary rocker

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Halle Berry’s ‘Cloud Atlas’ is a Bust at the Box Office

Tyler Perry bested Halle Berry at the box office

Tyler Perry bested Halle Berry at the box office

By Demetria Irwin

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Life is Good: Amanda Seales, Renaissance Woman and Free Spirit

What does Amanda Diva do? She creates and she lives

What does Amanda Diva do? She creates and she lives

By Demetria Irwin

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‘Sparkle’ and ‘Jungle Fever” Actress Lonette McKee Prepares for New Show

The original "Sister" in "Sparkle" is still performing

The original “Sister” in “Sparkle” is still performing

By Demetria Irwin

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Halle Berry Takes on Many Forms in Latest Film

Multi-racial actress explores playing different races and genders in Cloud Atlas

Multi-racial actress explores playing different races and genders in Cloud Atlas

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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DL Hughley Documentary Asks if Black Men are an ‘Endangered Species’

The comedian mixes humor and seriousness in tackling issues affecting inner cities.

The comedian mixes humor and seriousness in tackling issues affecting inner cities.

By Black Enterprise

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T.J. Holmes Receives The Hennessy Privilege Award

T.J. Holmes is on the latest cover of Uptown Magazine

T.J. Holmes is on the latest cover of Uptown Magazine

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Rocsi Diaz Joins Entertainment Tonight

Both former 106 & Park hosts have landed new gigs

Both former 106 & Park hosts have landed new gigs

By Demetria Irwin

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Marlon Wayans: ‘I Really Consider Myself an Artist’

The youngest Wayans brother discusses doing standup and his upcoming projects

The youngest Wayans brother discusses doing standup and his upcoming projects

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Angelina Jolie’s Daughter Zahara to Act Alongside Mom

The Jolie-Pitt brood has the acting bug

The Jolie-Pitt brood has the acting bug

By Demetria Irwin

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Is Chevy Chase Really Racist?

The tone in which he uses the 'N' word doesn't amount to it

The tone in which he uses the ‘N’ word doesn’t amount to it

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Movie Round Up: Alex Cross Flunks Horribly at Box Office

Tyler may not "cross" this road again

Tyler may not “cross” this road again

By Demetria Irwin

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David Banner Joins Cast of Lee Daniels’ New Movie

The star-studded cast just got bigger

The star-studded cast just got bigger

By Demetria Irwin

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The Roots’ Mural Project Debuts in Philadelphia

Black Thought and ?uestlove will unveil their new mural in their hometown

Black Thought and ?uestlove will unveil their new mural in their hometown of Philadelphia.

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Where Are Black Families on Primetime Network Television?

Will "The Cosby Show" be the last great show about black families?

Will “The Cosby Show” be the last great show about black families?

By Demetria Irwin

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Is T.J. Holmes BET’s Last Hope for Respectability?

The former CNN anchor hopes to strike gold at his new network

The former CNN anchor hopes to strike gold at his new network

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Museum Celebrates the Life of Afrobeat Pioneer Fela Kuti

The Nigerian icon's legacy lives on

Friends and family of the late Fela Anikulapo-Kuti celebrated his life during a week-long series of…

By Demetria Irwin

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Portland, Race and the August Wilson Red Door Project

August Wilson's work lives on in Portland

August Wilson’s work lives on in Portland

By Demetria Irwin

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The Rise of the Black Nerd

Blerds everywhere rejoice!

Blerds everywhere rejoice!

By Demetria Irwin

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Malcolm Jamal Warner on Being a Single Dad (on TV)

The Cosby Show comparisons can stop now

The Cosby Show comparisons can stop now

By Demetria Irwin

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W. Kamau Bell Brings a Different View With ‘Totally Biased’

The social commentator is 'Totally Biased' on his FX show

The social commentator is ‘Totally Biased’ on his FX show

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Five 2012 Campaign Themed Commercials by Major Brands

The airwaves have seen a blitz of election-based clips

The airwaves have seen a blitz of election-based clips

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Shaunie O’Neal Hints at Cast Changes for Basketball Wives LA

Which ladies might get the boot?

Which ladies might get the boot?

By Demetria Irwin

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Wyclef Jean Defends His Yele Charity Amid Controversy

Was Wyclef's charity organization legitimate?

Was Wyclef’s charity organization legitimate?

By Demetria Irwin

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International Artist, Charles Jean-Pierre, on Quest to Push the Culture Movement Forward

Haitian-American artist, Charles Jean-Pierre, strives to change perception of black Americans globally

Haitian-American artist, Charles Jean-Pierre, strives to change perception of black Americans globally

By Shavonne Tate

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Celebrities Who Attended Ivy League Schools

Did you have any idea?

Did you have any idea?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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A Day in the Life of Oprah Winfrey

Who wouldn't want to have Oprah's life for a day?

Who wouldn’t want to have Oprah’s life for a day?

By Demetria Irwin

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Actor Khalil Kain Stars in ‘The Great MacDaddy’

The Negro Ensemble Company revives the Obie award-winning play in NY after 35 years

The Negro Ensemble Company revives the Obie award-winning play in NY after 35 years

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Whoopi Goldberg Defends Stacey Dash…Kinda

Do you agree with Whoopi's 'View'?

Do you agree with Whoopi’s ‘View’?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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The Roots’ Black Thought Holds Fundraiser for Young Girls, Women [Gallery]

The Roots' Tarik “Black Thought” Trotter held a fundraiser and concert in New Jersey

The Roots’ Tarik “Black Thought” Trotter held a fundraiser and concert in New Jersey

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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John Legend to Produce Comedy About His Life

The crooner has a funny side, who knew?

The crooner has a funny side, who knew?

By Demetria Irwin

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‘Lady Sings The Blues’: Iconic Film Celebrates 40th Anniversary

We remember a classic film 40 years later

We remember a classic film 40 years later

By Black Enterprise

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The Houston Family Debuts Trailer for New Reality Show

Is this a good idea?

Is this a good idea?

By Demetria Irwin

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Russell Simmons Defends Stacey Dash…Sorta

The Hip Hop mogul says Stacey Dash isn't 'Clueless'

The Hip Hop mogul says Stacey Dash isn’t ‘Clueless’

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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‘Steel Magnolias’ and 15 Other All-Black Remakes

Which films would you like to see done with an all black cast?

Which films would you like to see done with an all black cast?

By Demetria Irwin

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Alicia Keys, Dionne Warwick Among Black Girls Rock Honorees

DJ Beverly Bond is back for another round of applause for black women

DJ Beverly Bond is back for another round of applause for black women

By Demetria Irwin

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The Dance Theatre of Harlem Makes a Triumphant Return

They are back and looking good

They are back and looking good

By Demetria Irwin

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Free!! Redefining DIVA by Sheryl Lee Ralph

The Original DreamGirl

Who is a DIVA? Someone with a sassy attitude and impeccable taste?

By Sasha King

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Online Petition Opposes Zoe Saldana Playing Nina Simone

Is it too much to start a petition over a movie role?

Is it too much to start a petition over a movie role?

By Demetria Irwin

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Wyclef Jean’s New Memoir Details His Music, Haiti and Lauryn Hill Affair

Wyclef explains why his marriage has lasted through it all

Wyclef explains why his marriage has lasted through it all

By Demetria Irwin

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Urban World Film Festival Must-See Guide

The ladies represent on this list

The ladies represent on this list

By Demetria Irwin

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Celebrity Side Hustle: Funnyman Rickey Smiley Talks Business

Star radio host ventures into TV with new sitcom

Rickey Smiley, TV One sitcom star and radio host, talks his first paying gig and…

By Shannon Lanier

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Zoe Saldana as Nina Simone: Why Skin Color in Hollywood Matters

Why critics are not happy with Zoe Saldana's role as Nina Simone

Why critics are not happy with Zoe Saldana’s role as Nina Simone

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Iyanla Vanzant Goes No Holds Barred With Evelyn Lozada

The reality star and estranged wife of NFL pro Chad Ochocinco Johnson kicks off the premier episode of OWN’s “Iyanla: Fix My Life”

Bestselling author and life coach Iyanla Vanzant confronts the heartbreak and personal crisis of Vh1’s…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Boris Kodjoe Talks New Role, Family Life and Entrepreneurship

Actor, father and philanthropist balances it all

Actor, father and enterpreneurship advocate Boris Kodjoe stars in latest Resident Evil and talks about…

By Kenya N. Byrd

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Michael Ealy Talks New Movie, Ideal Dates

The blue-eyed thespian has a few ways to charm the ladies

The blue-eyed thespian has a few ways to charm the ladies

By Demetria Irwin

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WATCH: Awards Show Brings Top Nigerian Talent to New York City

Top African entertainers honored in film and music

Who’s who of African entertainment in the diaspora honored for talent in film and music…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Iyanla Vanzant’s Big Return to Television With ‘Fix My Life’ Premiering on OWN

The best-selling author and inspirational guru discusses her new TV show, her reconciliation with Oprah, and life lessons

Best-selling author and inspirational guru Iyanla Vanzant discusses her new TV show, Fix My Life,…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Jay-Z Blasts Occupy Wall Street Movement

Do you want to hear political statements from music artists?

 
Jay-z wears his own "Occupy All Streets" t-shirt as he chats up hip hop mogul…

By Demetria Irwin

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Rapper/Producer Consequence Talks Career Post-Kanye West

Consequence is excited about his Pooch Hall collaboration

By Chantell Black
Producer/rapper Consequence, cousin of rapper Q-Tip and formerly associated with Kayne’s G.O.O.D. Music…

By Chantell Black

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Preview Our World: Soul Musician Eric Benét Talks Music & Marriage

The recording artist breaks his silence and returns with a new album and outlook on life, love and Halle Berry

Soul musician Eric Benét steps back in the spotlight with a new album and outlook…

By Andrew Wadium

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Dwyane Wade Details Custody Battle in New Book

Dwyane Wade offers brutal honesty in his new memoir

Dwyane Wade offers brutal honesty in his new memoir

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Tyrese Gibson on Filmmaking and Picking Up Where Jodeci Left Off

'Baby Boy' has his eye on making moves behind the camera

From ‘Baby Boy’ to behind the scenes–Actor and singer Tyrese Gibson talks about moving behind…

By Shydel James

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Preview Our World: All Access Interview with Ledisi

Also: Singer/songwriters Wyclef and Ne-Yo, Actor Jeffrey Wright and filmmaker Robert Townsend are among the stars at the Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge

Host Marc Lamont Hill chats with Grammy-nominated artist Ledisi and other stars at the Black…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Afro-Punk Festival Returns for 8th Year of Rock, Food and Fun

Co-producer Matthew Morgan talks black cultural movement

BlackEnterprise.com talks with Afro-Punk’s co-producer, Matthew Morgan, about the festival’s long-running success and the unique…

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Free!! Books of the Week – Summer Reads 2 (Week 12)

Delve into the summer with these tantalizing reading selections. Visit our BE Rewarded site to enter.

We are veering away from our traditional business books once again to present some relaxing…

By Sasha King

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Catching Up with Downtown Julie Brown

The ex-VJ reveals where she’s been since the ’90s and why she’s moving to behind the camera

The ex-MTV VJ reveals where she’s been since the ’90s and why she’s moving to…

By Joel Lyons

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Paul Carrick Brunson: King of ‘Lovetown USA’

Matchmaker Paul Carrick Brunson goes mainstream with a new show 'Lovetown' on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN)

Matchmaker Paul Carrick Brunson goes mainstream with a new show ‘Lovetown’ on the Oprah Winfrey…

By Amanda Miller Littlejohn

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Preview Our World: Music Industry Titan Quincy Jones

The legendary "Q" discusses his work with music icons Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra and Michael Jackson, and the future of the recording industry

This week on a special edition of Our World with Black Enterprise, host Marc Lamont…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Bokeem Woodbine: ‘Total Recall’ Star Talks Sci-Fi, Slave Revolts and Rock Bands

Actor Bokeem Woodbine never thought he would be in a sci-fi movie until "Total Recall" came along.

Bokeem Woodbine admits that there are a lot of roles he would still like to…

By Starrene Rhett

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Reel Talk with Charles Dutton about ‘The Obama Effect’

Find out why Hollywood veteran Charles Dutton decided to go indie with his new project 'The Obama Effect'

Charles Dutton in character on the set of 'The Obama Effect.'
It could be the title…

By Shydel James

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How the ‘Grits & Biscuits’ Party Grew into Well-Known Brand Among Professional Partygoers

As the Southern-inspired shindig approaches its two-year anniversary this weekend, the business-minded trio opens up about throwing the popular party

The reputation of the Grits & Biscuits party precedes it. Behind the event is the…

By Ashley Calloway

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Preview Our World: Is Today’s Social Activism a Movement, or Just a Moment?

Our esteemed panel of guests discuss the validity of the increase in protests around issues like Trayvon Martin's death and Occupy Wall Street

In the wake of protests for Trayvon Martin and Occupy Wall Street, Our World gathers…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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The Game Changers Project: Positive Portrayals of Black Men

Can these mini-documentaries improve the negative image of Black men in the media?

Can these mini-documentaries improve the negative image of Black men in the media?

By Chantell Black

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#GT2012: Raphael Saadiq Brings Old-School-Futuristic R&B to The Challenge

Grammy Award winner to bring unique sound to evening entertainment that is a legendary feature of this premiere networking event

Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter and record producer Raphael Saadiq will bring his signature, old…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE EVENTS

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Adesola Osakalumi: Broadway’s New ‘Fela’

Adesola Osakalumi and the cast of FELA! bring the tale of the revolutionary beat maker back to Broadway

Adesola Osakalumi and the cast of FELA! bring the tale of the revolutionary beat maker…

By Shydel James

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Preview Our World: Behind the Scenes with Nicole Ari Parker and Blair Underwood in ‘Streetcar Named Desire’

Host Marc Lamont Hill interviews Nicole Ari Parker and Blair Underwood from Streetcar Named Desire; plus talks about the future of hip hop

‘Our World with Black Enterprise’ host Marc Lamont Hill interviews Nicole Ari Parker and Blair…

By Andrew Wadium

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Why is Morally Questionable Behavior More Celebrated Than Drama-Free Success?

Columnist Raynard Jackson says successful businessmen like David Steward have a bigger impact on society than Kanye West minus the fame. Agree?

Columnist Raynard Jackson says successful businessmen like David Steward have a bigger impact on society…

By Raynard Jackson

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Watch: ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ Takes Final Bow on Broadway

Before they were stars: Actors Nicole Ari Parker and Blair Underwood talk to Black Enterprise correspondent Shannon Lanier about their celebrity hustles

Before they were stars: Actors Nicole Ari Parker and Blair Underwood talk to Black Enterprise…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Preview Our World: Laila Ali’s Knock Out Punch Against Kidney Disease

The boxing champ fights the good fight against kidney disease in Black community

Women’s super middle-weight boxing champ Laila Ali “pairs up” with National Kidney Fund to raise…

By Andrew Wadium

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Opinion: A Presidential Medal of Freedom for the Jackson 5?

Raynard Jackson makes the case for the Jackson 5 getting presidential honors

Raynard Jackson makes the case for the Jackson 5 getting presidential honors

By Raynard Jackson

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Pam Grier to be Honored at Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit

Pam Grier to be honored with the Legacy Award at Black Enterprise’s 2015 Women of…

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