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Black Santa

NBA All-Star Baron Davis and the Black Santa Movement

The two-time NBA All-Star is pushing for a cultural revolution

(Image: Baron Davis and Fabolous with The Black Santa Mascot)
 
The Mall of America in…

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Image Awards

The NAACP 48th Image Awards Just Announced Its Nominations

Beyoncé, 'Black-ish,' and Nate Parker received multiple nods for the NAACP Image Awards

Beyonce, ABC’s Black-ish, and Nate Parker received multiple nominations for the NAACP Image Awards, which…

By Selena Hill

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Shirley

Updated: Shirley Caesar’s #UNameIt Big Social Media Payout

The gospel legend is cashing out on the viral meme, sampled from her classic song "Hold My Mule"

A couple of weeks ago, a friend of DJ Suede, also known as “the Remix…

By Bil Carpenter

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#FridayReads

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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wild rabbit

Hennessy and Pratt Institute Choose Winners of Project Wild Rabbit 2016

Hip-hop all-star Nas helped judge the competition

This year at Miami’s Art Basel festival, Hennessy and Pratt University chose the next generation…

By Aniesia Williams

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equality

An Interview With Joss Whedon on Women’s Equality in the Workplace

We need to bring more men and women into the fight for equality and equal pay

Joss Whedon, a director and the creator of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” has consistently…

By Black Enterprise

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Spotify

Meet the Spotify Curator that Keeps the R&B Playlists Jammin’

Mjeema Pickett on artist discovery and how she curates some of the most popular playlists on Spotify

Learn more about Mjeema Pickett, Spotify’s Global Programming Head for R&B, who serves as the…

By Kali Wilder

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Angelo Ellerbee

PR Guru Angelo Ellerbee Spills Music Industry Tea

An honest glimpse inside the people and practices of entertainment

Find out what PR Guru Angelo Ellerbee has learned, shared, and gathered from some of…

By Safon Floyd

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collecting art

BE Luxury: 9 Major Keys to Collecting Art

Use these tips to not only familiarize yourself with the art world, but to also ensure that you invest wisely and have a solid strategy, as you curate your personal collection

Art appreciation is more than admiring pieces or acquiring solely to hold long-term. Here are…

By T. Bernie

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Loving

Love Wins: The Moving Impact of ‘Loving’

Richard and Mildred Loving's legacy validates the value of marriage equality and reaffirms the notion that love is something that is worth fighting for

The new film Loving tells the story of Richard and Mildred Loving’s fight for marriage…

By Kali Wilder

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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…

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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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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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