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With a 7-5, 6-3 loss at the US Open, Sachia Vickery bowed out of her first Grand Slam tournament.

With US Open Loss, Sachia Vickery Caps Surprising Show in First Grand Slam

Buoyed by first win, junior says she's done playing junior tournaments

18-year-old junior won her first match in a grand slam this week.

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Does the NBA Have a Drug Problem?

Marijuana allegedly among the drugs used most heavily in the league.

With the recent news of Lamar Odom’s alleged drug use TMZ has begun to speculate…

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Victoria Duval has captured the attention of the sports world with her outstanding play this week.

Victoria Duval’s Play at the US Open Is a Sight for Four Eyes

Youngster's 'funky' signature contrasts weighty backstory

There’s only one thing cooler than Victoria Duval’s play at the US Open: her glasses.

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The NEA Awards Returns to New York to Honor Who’s Who in African Entertainment

Top talent from U.S. and the Diaspora will perform and attend

On Sept. 1, the Nigerian Entertainment Awards return to New York in the heart of…

By Janell Hazelwood

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The rapper Meek Mill and NBA guard Dion Waiters -- both Philly natives -- are taking to their backyard for the first-ever Dreamchasers Summit. Their goal? Help young people realize what it takes to help realize their potential.

Why Meek Mill’s Dreamchasers Summit Really, Really Matters

In the 26-year-old Philadelphia native few observers will see anything but just another rapper

Temple University is hosting the first-ever Dreamchasers Summit on Aug. 30.

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August Wilson’s American Century Cycle to be Recorded at Greene Space

The series kicked off Monday, August 26th bringing together many longtime Wilson collaborators and interpreters.

Will you be checking out the show during its limited run?

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These African American Juniors Are the Future of American Tennis

Young players poised to take a major step forward

These teens are poised to be the next great American champion.

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A tearful James Blake on Monday announced his retirement from tennis. Known for his heavy forehand and steady serve, Blake has also raised over $3 million for cancer research.

James Blake to Retire After 2013 US Open

Despite injuries and hardship, Blake's was a career full of moments that made him a fan-favorite

One of tennis’ favorites James Blake is retiring.

By Darren Sands

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Entrepreneurs of the Week: Kijafa Vick and Blair Sandlain, Owners of PNK Elephant

Learn how these boutique owners hustle hard to keep their business thriving

BlackEnterprise.com interviewed the duo about their entrepreneurial journey.

By Candace Myers

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Spike Lee Talks About His Kickstarter Campaign

Lee clears the air on his controversial campaign

As you have probably seen, some controversy has come about regarding Spike Lee and his…

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Shawntae Spencer is one of a Wingstop's investors with deep roots in the National Football League. He partnered with the Richardson, Texas-based chain to open 15 restaurants in the Greater Pittsburgh area.

In Role as Entrepreneurs, NFL Players Specialize in a Familiar Fowl

The chicken business is booming. Determined to succeed in business, some football players hit their stride in a new formation -- with quality results

Sometime before the start of last football season, his ninth in the NFL, Shawntae Spencer…

By Darren Sands

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Boss Moves: Top 10 Must-Haves for Power Men

Essentials for every professional man for his first day at the office

You’ve graduated and landed your dream gig. Well, here are must-have items, from gadgets to…

By Joshua Perrin

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Morehouse College Students ‘Step’ Up Their Game with Footwear Business

Here's how these Morehouse students parlayed a love for athletic footwear into a shoe company

As a student at the prominent Henry W. Grady High School in Atlanta, Thabiti Stephens…

By Bridget McCrea

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Cash Money Records Co-CEO Bryan "Birdman" Williams And Bravado Launch Two Unique Apparel Brands At Agenda: Rich Gang & YMCMB With Lil Wayne

Cash Money Records Co-CEO Bryan “Birdman” Williams Launches New Clothing Lines

Birdman's Cash Money Records has sold over 500 million units globally

Since 1991, Bryan “Birdman” Williams and Ronald “Slim” Williams have built Cash Money Records into…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Artist's rendering of the transformation of the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Photo courtesy of the USTA.

Rain, Rain, Go Away: USTA Announces Arthur Ashe Stadium Will Get a Roof

Widow of Arthur Ashe expresses pleasure with project

The firm ROSSETTI has undertaken the project.

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Andrew Walker is youngest African-American to qualify for U.S. Amateur. The tournament takes place next week at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass.

Andrew Walker, 14, is Youngest African American to Qualify for U.S. Amateur

U.S. Amateur tees off Aug. 12 at The Country Club

“I’m not overwhelmed by it, Walker said. “I am really excited about it. I’m just…

By Darren Sands

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The 78th Annual Tuskegee/Morehouse Classic will be broadcast nationally on Bounce TV this fall.

SIAC, Bounce TV Agree To Broadcast HBCU Football

Network slated to broadcast five games

The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) and Bounce TV unveiled the schedule for their new…

By Steven J Gaither

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At PGA, Tiger Woods Says He Won’t Force His Son Into Golf

Woods will go for his 80th tour win at PGA Championship

After steamrolling the competition at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational last Sunday, Woods shared a special moment…

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D.C. homeboy Wale is slated to take the stage at Trillecto, fast becoming one of the hot new festivals of the summer.

Young, Gifted, Black: With Boost From Wale, Local Boys Make Good on Lofty Promise

Trillectro, a combination of the words "trill" and "electronic,” was created with one goal: to enhance the local music scene

The festival was founded by three friends and founders of the music blog “DC to…

By Kimberly Wilson

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Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg & Paula Patton Take NY W/ 2 Guns

Denzel, Mark, Paula and more dish on their latest Hollywood hit.

Denzel Washinton, Mark Whalberg and Paula Patton share the excitement of their newest film in…

By Amber McKynzie

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Wall signed a 5-year extension with the Washington Wizards.

A Tearful John Wall Signs $80 Million Extension With Wizards

Wizards sign Wall to max extension, make guard franchise player

John Wall signs mega extension with the Wizards.

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Last Chance: How Would You Get Lost in Bermuda?

Enter below for a chance to win a trip for two to Bermuda

Visit the pink sands of Bermuda by entering to win a trip for two.

By Sasha King

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UCF's Daunte Culpepper (pictured) finished his college career with the sixth-most passing yards in NCAA history.

His Home Foreclosed, a Daunte Culpepper-Themed Restaurant Is Set to Open

Ex-NFL star is Univ. of Central Florida legend

Where one opportunity closed, another is apparently opening.

By Darren Sands

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The Soul Man's Parker and Tucks with Cedric and Nash celebrate their characters' marriage

Cedric The Entertainer Takes on Lesbian Wedding

Comedic actor’s TV Land series "The Soul Man" features episode on same-sex marriage in the church

They are exploring more controversial topics this season.

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Tips for Avoiding Timeshare Resale Scams

Anxious to sell? Don’t get taken for a ride.

Fraudsters have been using the dip in the economy as an opportunity to prey on…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Karama Horne, widely-known as Savvy Brown, is the founder of SavvyBrown.com (Image: Source)

Black Blogger Month: Savvy Brown, It’s Easy Being Green

Karama Horne is helping to make the world a healthier, greener place...on a budget

Green blogger Karama Horne is featured in BlackEnterprise.com’s 2013 Black Blogger Month series.

By Suncear Scretchen

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Ailing Frank Ocean Cancels Australian Tour Dates

Live Nation announces cancellation of three dates in Sydney, Melbourne

Frank Ocean has a small tear in one of his vocal chords.

By Darren Sands

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Bill Containing Winston-Salem State’s Stadium Bid Passes

State senate approves university bid

The Winston-Salem Journal reports that the university’s bid to buy the stadium from the City…

By Steven J Gaither

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Last year's game was an instant classic.

A Cryin’ Shame: NCCU-NC A&T Rivalry Missing From MEAC TV Schedule

November 23 in-state rivalry game won't be seen on MEAC TV

Schedule still consists of strong match-ups.

By Steven J Gaither

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Black Blogger Month: Mattieologie, Blogging for the Crown

Mattie James is proof that you can be yourself and win in the world of fashion and style

As part of Black Blogger Month, the young boss tells BlackEnterprise.com how she’s been able…

By Janel Martinez

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Maximize Your Productivity by Maintaining Your Energy Balance

BKLYN Fitness Owner, Dennis Pierre explains how expending your energy and saving it can increase productivity

Some businessmen thrive under pressure, while others yield. In order to sustain high performance…

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Brittney Griner prepares to take a free throw in an exhibition this past May against Japan. Getty Images.

Phoenix Mercury’s Brittney Griner Has WNBA’s Top-Selling Jersey

Griner will make start in July 27 All-Star Game

Griner, who wears No. 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson, is a rookie out of…

By Darren Sands

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Entrepreneur of the Week: Souley Vegan Owner, Tamerra Dyson

The Vegan restaurant owner Tamerra Dyson, shares what it's like to open a Vegan business.

Interviewed by Runnett Grant
When Tamearra Dyson opened the doors to her Oakland restaurant Souley Vegan,…

By Suncear Scretchen

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Black Blogger Month: Black N Bougie, It’s Not a TV Show, It’s a Lifestyle

Michele Grant uses her blog, Black N Bougie, to show people across the country that the Cosby's really do exist

Being Black and “bougie” may seem like something negative or just a dream, but to…

By Amber McKynzie

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Travel Tips from #BETravel Twitter Chat

#BETravel Chat brought travel bloggers together for advice and networking.

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Black Blogger Month: ’83 to Infinity, An Interactive Way to Keep Your Hair Flowing

She saves lives by day, and searches for ways to save your split ends by night

While Bridget Quammie may be giving back to the healthcare industry during the day, she…

By Amber McKynzie

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Ryan Gifford will make his first Nationwide Series start next month in Newton, Iowa. Photo courtesy of NASCAR.

Richard Childress Racing Says Ryan Gifford Will Make First Nationwide Start

Winchester, Tenn. native is second African-American to make Nationwide Series start in 2013

Gifford, just 23, will drive the the No. 33 Menards/Rheem Chevrolet

By Darren Sands

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Black Blogger Month: Stuff Fly People Like, Because Anything Else is Normal

Rae Holliday and Gabe Williams aren't just two guys in nice suits, they're The Fly Guys

If you want to know what’s going on at the center of entertainment’s gossip chain,…

By Amber McKynzie

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3 Reasons Kanye West’s $120 A.P.C. Plain White T-Shirt Sold Out

Would you buy a $120 t-shirt?

Kanye’s was one of the more savvy business moves of the year in fashion.

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Nile Ivey a.k.a. LowKey is the founder of the hip hop blog youheardthatnew.com

Black Blogger Month: You Heard That New? Of Course You Have

Nile Ivey, widely-known as LowKey, paints a realistic view of the music industry and focuses on the art of the craft

The You Heard That New blog is very popular in the urban space, run by…

By Darren Sands

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PGA National to Host 20th Annual Black Enterprise/Pepsi Golf & Tennis Challenge

The unique business and sporting event for African American movers, shakers and taste-makers returns to where it all began.

The unique business and sporting event for African American movers, shakers and taste-makers returns to…

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Black Blogger Month: Gorgeous in Grey, Because Fashion Isn’t Just Black & White

Ty Alexander brings readers inside the world of a style and beauty aficionado

From the perfect style for your curves to the best hair products to give you…

By Amber McKynzie

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Tyson Gay has tested positive for a banned substance and is pulling out of the World Championships in Moscow next month.

U.S. Sprinter Tyson Gay May Lose Endorsement Contract With adidas

USADA will test B-sample, but new result unlikely

Gay: “I don’t have a sabotage story.”

By Darren Sands

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Black Blogger Month: Jet Set Sarah, Where Travel Meets Style

There's only one way to travel the Caribbean, and Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon is here to help adventurers do it in style

To her friends she may be known as Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon, but travel when it comes…

By Amber McKynzie

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Black Blogger Month: The Jasmine Brand, An Objective Side to Pop Culture

Entertainment and pop culture lover, Jasmine Brand, givers readers a new way to look at Hollywood

With Black Blogger Month underway, Jasmine Brand breaks down the ins and outs of the…

By Amber McKynzie

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A Few Keys to an Affordable Family Vacation

Summer time means it's time for tightening up your travel budget

Don’t break the bank on a family vacation!

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ESSENCE Music Festival Returns to New Orleans for 19th Anniversary

The festival continues to serve as a staple among the African-American community

Over half a million people journeyed to the Big Easy for the 19th annual ESSENCE…

By Kimberly Wilson

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Black Blogger Month: LoveBrownSugar, Redefining Style on the Web

Blogger and social media specialist Christina Brown proves there’s more than a one-size-fits-all formula for style

As part of Black Blogger Month, BlackEnterprise.com caught up with LoveBrownSugar.com founder Christina Brown to…

By Janel Martinez

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Capitol Hill Power Couple’s Radio Show Serves Up Politics and Pop Culture

Danielle and Aisha Moodie-Mills dish on hot topics from racism to sexuality

Listeners can download episodes of Politini on iTunes.

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Black Blogger Month: The Fab Empire, The Voice of Reason for Young Influencers

Entertainment producer for a TV news network by day, curator of cool happenings by night, Joi-Marie McKenzie talks about her fabulous empire

As part of Black Blogger Month, BlackEnterprise.com caught up with Joi-Marie McKenzie to chat about…

By Kimberly Wilson

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Award-winning actress Jackie Appiah was honored for her excellence in the global film industry.

WATCH: BlackEnterprise.com Live From Face2Face Africa’s F.A.C.E. List Awards

Correspondents talk with honorees, organizers and supporters for star-studded night

On June 15, Face2Face Africa honored leaders including Aziz G. Adetimirin, publisher of The Network…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Family Business: Puffy & His Diddy Bops

When it comes to music, Puff wants to last forever, and with the help of the people he calls family he'll do just that.

Sean “Puffy” Combs may be all about the benjamins, but it means nothing without his…

By Amber McKynzie

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Kevin Durant Instagrammed a photo of he and Jay-Z signing a contract for Roc Nation Sports.

With Jay-Z and Roc Nation Sports, #NewRules For Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant has assured fans they have nothing to worry about because he's not leaving OKC. But the indication that there are new rules now are all around him.

There are new rules now, and Kevin Durant is set on playing by them.

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Ryanair’s Trans-Atlantic Fares ‘Should Start At $10′

Trans-Atlantic travel flights from Europe could be as low as $10.00 with Ryanair airline.

Eurpoe’s biggest budget airline may have trans-atlantic flights for as low as $10.00.

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3 Travel Tips for Luxury Travelers

3 tips to having a firm reality check when traveling.

If you are used to luxurious accomodations when traveling it may be a reality check…

By Sasha King

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NY Giants All-Pro Player Continues Strong “Rush” to Educate America’s Youth

The NFL player isn't only rushing for victories on the field.

This unique event eschews traditional fundraising methods and presents a night of friendly, and sometimes…

By Mia N. Hall

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10 Budget Friendly Travel Sites You Should Bookmark

Here are 10 budget friendly sites that will help you save on your travels.

People managed to travel quite well before the Internet came along, although how they did…

By Sasha King

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Sloane Stephens embarks on her journey for her first major title at the 2014 Australian Open.

Sloane Stephens Advances to Wimbledon’s 4th Round for 1st Time

Stephens has advanced to the second week of all three of the year's Grand Slams

Newcomer Sloane Stephens remains a contender at Wimbledon

By Makkada B. Selah

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Documentary ‘The New Black’ Highlights Black Fight for Gay Marriage

Filmmaker Yoruba Richen explores how the African American community is grappling with gay rights and same-sex marriage

Will you tune in to watch the doc?

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Nationally Renowned Reverend Gears Up for “Biker Blessing”

Reverend Soaries is also the author of the popular book "dfree: Breaking Free from Financial Slavery," Reverend Soaries

Will you be attending the biker blessing?

By Tomika Anderson

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23 Travel Sites For Savings

Check out these travel sites that will lead you to savings.

Feeling too pinched by the ever-troubled economy to travel?

By Sasha King

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Why The End of DOMA, Prop 8 is a Good Thing

Supreme Court strikes down federal law supporting class discrimination of same-sex couples and restores equality to California

Allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry merely expands the definition of family

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Are You Retired? Here’s How You Can Save Money On Vacations

5 ways retirees can save on vacation.

Memorial Day weekend is gone, and summer vacation season has begun.

By Sasha King

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7 Secret Beaches in Europe

Secret beach locations across Europe that won't be crowded with tourists.

If you enjoy frequenting the beach during the summer months and find that you will…

By Sasha King

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Kevin Hart and Others to Star in Chris Rock’s ‘Finally Famous’

The film will also star Rosario Dawson and Gabrielle Union

Can there ever be too many comedians in a film?

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10 Free Things You Can Get at The Airport

Airports are generally a very expensive place to pick up items.

Here are 10 free things you can get at the airport.

By Sasha King

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Haircare Company Exec Dishes on Natural Vs. Permed Hair

A conversation on black hair with one of the industry's most respected

Charlene Bastien-Dance, the marketing guru behind the hugely successful hair-care company Strength of Nature, talks…

By Tomika Anderson

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Scottie Pippen Accused of Felony Assault

According to family members the alleged victim was released from the hospital with broken teeth, a swollen mouth and head and back injuries

Former NBA player under investigation

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Kevin Durant Signs With Jay-Z’s Roc Nation

Basketball player tweets a photo of him officially signing with Roc Nation

Who else can the superstar rapper, excuse me, businessman sign to his Roc Nation Agancy?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Bounce TV Acquires Broadcast Network Rights To The American Bible Challenge and Catch 21

Bounce TV Acquires Broadcast Rights To American Bible Challenge & The Newlywed Game

The two popular GSN series to debut this summer, joins The Newlywed Game.

Bounce TV, the nation’s only self-proclaimed broadcast television network for African Americans added 3 new…

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3 Tips for Traveling in Style

(Video) Stylishly put together your outfit for your airport travel.

With so many stringent airport rules, traveling comfortably doesn’t always mean stylish. Check out these…

By Sasha King

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OWN’s Dark Girls Documentary Gets Strong Reactions

What is your take on colorism?

In one of the segments, young men were presented a choice on what type of…

By Sasha King

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Bobby Blue Bland, Soul and Blues Legend, Dies at 83

Son says the musician died from on-going complications of an unspecified illness

Rapper Jay-Z sampled the genre-defining musician, who was never as popular as his contemporaries.

By Aaron Morrison

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5 Ways to Make Your Small Business More Sustainable

Green Lifestyle Expert Yoli Ouiya, provides advice on how to green your office.

Sustainability is not just a trending topic; It is the future of creating efficient…

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Family Business: Welcome to the Life of Erica & Tina Campbell

For years they've been known as Mary Mary, but here's your chance to get to know the real Erica and Tina Campbell.

For years, fans never knew Mary Mary was just a stage name, and that the…

By Amber McKynzie

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Tupac Shakur to Receive Star on Hollywood Walk Of Fame

Will receive a star alongside Giancarlo Esposito, Tavis Smiley, Ray Parker Jr. and others

What a honor for the deceased rapper

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Learn How to Give a Toast in Different Languages

(Video) Toast in 20 countries with this quick language lesson.

When traveling abroad it is good to know a few key phrases. Here is how…

By Sasha King

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NFL’s Aaron Hernandez Loses Muscle Milk Endorsement

Aaron Hernandez is under investigation for murder

Muscle Milk cuts ties with New England Patriots’ Aaron Hernandez

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7 Things to do in Paris During Spring

Some engaging things to do in Paris during the spring.

Have you ever been?

By Sasha King

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Travel To Dos in Madrid, Spain

Food, shopping, and destinations that are a must see in Madrid.

So, what is so great about Madrid?

By Sasha King

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Revolt TV Finalizes National Carriage Deal With Time Warner Cable

Sean Combs’ ‘Revolt TV’ Signs Deal With Time Warner Cable Clearance

Revolt TV is scheduled to launch in Fall 2013.

Revolt TV is a socially connected television network launching in Fall 2013, focusing on live…

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Still Planning Your Summer Travel? Discover All That Jamaica Has To Offer!

Jamaica has everything that makes the Caribbean the ultimate vacation destination.

Jamaica has everything that makes the Caribbean the ultimate vacation destination.

By Kimberly Wilson

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Olympian Cullen Jones Wants to Change The Perception That Blacks Can’t Swim

Olympic gold winner wants to 'Make A Splash' with black children on the benefits of taking up the sport of swimming

Find out why this Olympics gold medal winner is trying to encourage black youth to…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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To Fly or to Cruise? That is The Question

How to decide the best way to travel on a budget.

If your pockets allow you to, flying to a particular destination of your choice may…

By Sasha King

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Codeblack Films Acquires "Things Never Said" - Written And Directed By Charles Murray

Codeblack Films Acquires Romantic Drama “Things Never Said”

Film will screen at 2013 American Black Film Festival in Miami

Jeff Clanagan founded Codeblack Films in 2012 with the core objective to serve the global…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Kanye West Scrutinized for Parkinson’s Lyric Reference

The American Parkinson Disease Association labels the song “distasteful and the product of obvious ignorance.”

Did Kanye go to far with his Parkinson’s reference?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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49ers Sign Exclusive Social Media Fantasy Football Deal with Yahoo

What do you think of this deal?

Bob Stohrer, Yahoo’s senior vice president of brand creative, said Yahoo wanted to be part…

By Michael Smith

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Award-winning actress Jackie Appiah was honored for her excellence in the global film industry.

PHOTOS: Face2Face Africa Celebrates Leaders of the African Diaspora

Business and entertainment leaders honored including actress Jackie Appiah and publisher Aziz G. Adetimirin

On June 15, Face2Face Africa honored leaders including Aziz G. Adetimirin, publisher of The Network…

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Denzel Washington and Ray Allen played opposite each other in the 1998 Spike Lee film 'He Got Game'.

Ray Allen’s Big Shot Revives Fictional Story Line of Spike Lee Classic ‘He Got Game’

Fans, Lee revive fictional story line for game 7 in Miami

Did you enjoy the movie?

By Darren Sands

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4 Ways to Improve Your Mental Fitness

BKLYN Fitness Owner, Dennis Pierre provides a few tips on the importance of mental fitness

Whether you are a high-level executive or an entrepreneur, business success comes from a…

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Love and Travel: Should You Date While Traveling Alone?

Author describes a one-day romance while traveling.

After waiting too many years for my friends to take that dream vacation with me…

By Sasha King

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Utah Jazz to Install New Mega Scoreboard in Arena

There are big scoreboards now at almost all arenas.

The new and improved scoreboard is scheduled to be completed by October, before the 2013-2014…

By Michael Smith

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Do I Need A Travel Agent For That? Travel Agent vs. Travel App

Travel agents vs. Travel apps

Meet my favorite sites and apps for all of your travel needs-before, during and even…

By Sasha King

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Dave Chappelle to Head Back on the Road for Comedy Tour

The comedian will be the headliner for The Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Tour

Will this tour spur Chappelle to make a comeback on TV?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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50 Cent Will Executive Produce New Starz TV Show “Power”

The rapper keeps adding titles and making significant strides in businesses outside of Hip-Hop

How well will 50 do with television show ‘Power’?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Emergency Cash: The Most Important Thing Besides Your Passport

The importance of having emergency cash when traveling abroad.

One of the most important things to bring on vacation aside from your passport.

By Sasha King

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NFL to Ban Handbags at Games

An exception will be made for medically necessary items after they’ve been properly inspected at a gate designated for this purpose.

Do you think this is a good rule?

By Michael Smith

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Tiger Woods struggled all week at the U.S. Open. Despite playing well on Friday (par 70), Woods missed too many putts on his way to a 13-over 293. Justin Rose, the 32-year-old Englishman, won the tournament.

Sports Biz: By the Numbers at the U.S. Open

A brief into the dollars at the world's biggest golf tournament

A look into the business of golf and the USGA.

By Darren Sands

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Singer Akon Takes on NASCAR Launching Akon Motor Sports

Joe Henderson III competes for Akon's Motor Sports at NASCAR on June 22

Akon launches a car racing company, will compete at NASCAR

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Is Rocawear Going Bust?

Reportedly, Jay-Z doesn't even wear Rocawear clothing anymore

Jay-Z’s old clothing label is in dire straits

By Makkada B. Selah

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‘Steve Harvey’ Daytime Talk Show Renewed Through 2016

Show picked up more steam as the season progressed

How long can Steve Harvey sustain his success?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Cheyenne Woods, a player on the Ladies European Tour is the niece of Tiger Woods.

Being Tiger’s Niece: Why Roc Nation Sports Should Sign Cheyenne Woods

Young player ready for the spotlight

It’s time for Roc Nation Sports to sign its first golfer.

By Darren Sands

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Family Business: Brandy, Ray J & Their Commercial Bloodline

Brandy and Ray J may hold the spotlight, but they wouldn't be there without their family.

What started as Willie Sr.’s simple love for music in Mississippi transformed into a mainstream…

By Amber McKynzie

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U.S. Open: Tiger Woods Struggles to Find His Groove at Merion

Woods sits six shots behind leader Luke Donald

Tiger Woods has his cut out for him the remainder of the week at Merion.

By Darren Sands

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With the last name Jones, there’s no question that success is literally right around the corner, at least that’s true in Hollywood. Quincy Jones is a multi-platinum record-winning producer, and has everything to show for it—including his family. While it may seem like a magic trick, as the Chicago-born legend spent much of his career traveling from country to country, he still made time to play father every now and then to his seven children—Jolie, Martina, Quincy III (QDIII), Kadida, Rashida, Rachel and Kenya. 


All seven children didn’t walk behind their father into the walls of a recording studio, but they certainly found their way in and around Tinseltown. From super producer to super model, the Jones’ kids have pretty much done it all. And with their credits continually showing up on scores, albums, print ads and films, they’re not planning on stopping anytime soon. Leave it to this family, and they’ll be walking in space!

Family Business: Quincy Jones & His Hollywood Heirs

Quincy Jones and his seven children have done everything but fly to the moon.

Quincy Jones has lived around the world and worked with legends–becoming one himself–and now he’s…

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Do You Like? NBA Agrees to Display Ads on Hardwood Next Season

NBA teams have promoted and showcased advertisements either along courtside or on the player’s jersey

What do you think of this move??

By Sasha King

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LeBron James Signs Deal With China’s Top Internet Provider, Tencent

James will appear in advertising campaigns in China

LeBron James’ role as a pitchman contributes to the No.1 source of income for him

By Michael Smith

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MC Lyte to Executive Produce New Reality Series, ‘Hip Hop Sisters’ on BET

The show will feature Monie Love, Lil Mama, Yo Yo, MC Smooth, Lady of Rage and MC Lyte attempting to resurrect their successful careers

Will this be a Hip-Hop version of R & B Divas?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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At Merion’s U.S. Open, Tiger Woods Pays Tribute to African American Golf Greats

On eve of 2013's second major championship, Woods credits Sifford for his father's entry into the game

Tiger Woods took time in his press conference to show his appreciation for African American…

By Darren Sands

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Bria Murphy Says, ‘Lots of Girls Get Addicted to Drugs and Anorexia’

Eddie Murphy's daughter speaks on some of the pitfalls of modeling

Will Eddie Murphy’s daughter have a successful career in modeling?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Cavaliers Guard Kyrie Irving to Cover NBA Live ’14

Cavs guard one of league's hot young stars

Irving’s star has soared since he entered the league, fast establishing himself as one its…

By Darren Sands

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Don’t Need Time Off? Sell it to Your Boss

Cash out your unused time or give away to needy coworkers

Employers increasingly allow workers to buy and sell their vacation time.

By Aaron Morrison

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NFL Player, Adam ‘Pacman’ Jones Arrested

The football player is accused of hitting a woman in the face

“He hit a woman in the face after he thought she might have thrown a…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Former Baltimore Ravens Player Declines White House Invitation

Matt Birk is Catholic

Matt Birk refuses to meet with President Obama because of his views on abortion

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50 Cent Adds Another Title: Movie Producer

The rapper is on deck to co-produce a movie about the late Mexican boxer, Johnny Tapia

Business is doing well for Curtis Jackson

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Is Kevin Durant Signing With Roc Nation Too?

It's looking like the NBA player may be joining the roster of Jay-Z's sports agency

Who else will sign on to The Roc Nation Sports Agency

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Serena Williams Wins French Open, 16th Grand Slam Title

Serena Williams delivered her victory speech in French

Serena Williams beats Russia’s Maria Sharapova to win the French Open

By Makkada B. Selah

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Laurence Fishburne Rocks Man of Steel, Win a Grand Prize Movie Pack

BlackEnterprise.com has teamed up with Warner Bros. to give you chance to see the new Superman flick on us!

Warner Bros. is giving people another summer hit, bringing Superman back to the big screen,…

By Amber McKynzie

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Wanda Sykes to Host Comedy Specials on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN

She will film 2 shows with nothing but female comics

Will you be tuning in?

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Will Smith Wants to Move Away from Blockbuster Films

The actor, as far as his choice in selecting movies in the future, wants to find 'more danger in my artistic choices.'

Do you think Will Smith can stay away from doing blockbuster type films?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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WNBA’s Brittney Griner to Model Men’s Clothes for Nike

Britney Griner has been called a 'gender-bender'

Griner will be the first openly gay athlete with an endorsement deal from Nike

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Doctor Orders Chaka Khan to Cancel Four Concert Dates in June

The legendary singer will still attend the Apollo Spring Gala, which is honoring her on June 10th

Will the soul singer ever stop? Well, if a doctor has something to say about…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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TV Series Seeks to Document Lives of Black LGBT Visionaries

Tony Award-Winning Playwright and Poet Staceyann Chin among noteworthy interviewees sharing personal stories in Truth. Be. Told.

The series will share the many diverse stories of those in the black LGBT community.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Stephen G. Hill on The BET Experience and 2013 BET Awards Expectations [Part 2]

Executive explains the process for selecting The BET Awards honorees and why Chris Tucker is hosting

The BET Awards take place on June 20th along with the BET Experience.

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Golfer Tiger Woods to Renew Contract with Nike

Since Tiger became a pro in 1996, he established a partnership with Nike for a five-year deal for a reported $40 million.

Will this help his game or confidence in any way?

By Michael Smith

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Miguel was Warned not to Jump at Billboard Awards Performance

Doesn't bode well for singer as victim contemplates suing for injuries suffered

What was Miguel thinking?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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The Roots Picnic Returns For Its 6th Year and Group Honored By Philadelphia with Mural

Have you ever been to one?

Aside from the Roots, concert attendees were able to enjoy a diverse group of artists

By Kimberly Wilson

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Fans Petition Oprah to Have Tyler Perry Kicked Off OWN

Oprah fans called Tyler Perry's work "malt liquor" for the community

Oprah fans want her to dump Tyler Perry from the network

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Hot 97 Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Summer Jam

Hot 97 also produces other events throughout the year in addition to its brand imprint, Summer Jam.

Did you go to the 20th anniversary party?

By Kimberly Wilson

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Jackie Robinson & Alex Rodriguez Premiere in New Bluewater Productions Comic Books

Bluewater Productions is bringing the stories of Jackie Robinson & Alex Rodriguez to life with new comics.

Bluewater Productions has teamed up with Personality Comics to rerelease Jackie Robinson’s pictorial biography and…

By Amber McKynzie

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NFL Hall of Famer, Deacon Jones, Dead at 74

Football player dies of natural causes

Was responsible for coining the term sack

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Soul Singer Sharon Jones Announces She Has Cancer

Group postpones release of album for front-woman's rehabilitation period

Front woman for soul revival group says her early-stage bile duct cancer is operable and…

By Aaron Morrison

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Is Philadelphia Eagles’ DeSean Jackson Eyeing Jay-Z?

DeSean Jackson is in his fifth season with the Philadelphia Eagles

DeSean Jackson recently fired his agent.

By Makkada B. Selah

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Jackie Robinson Glove Sells for $373K at Auction

Jackie Robinson integrated Major League Baseball

A Jackie Robinson glove used in ’55 and ’56 World Series sells for $373K

By Makkada B. Selah

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WorldStarHipHop CEO Shrugs Off Ethics, for Success

Videos of bad behavior make website a destination for viral trends

Videos of women in thongs and fights help make the controversial website a viral video…

By Aaron Morrison

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Family Business: Lil Wayne & The Carter Tribe

From Cash Money to Young Money, Lil Wayne knows all of that is nothing without his family.

With a village of children destined to hold up the family name, Lil Wayne is…

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Forest Whitaker as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.?

The talented actor is in talks to portray the civil rights leader

Do you think Forest Whitaker could take on the task of playing Dr. King?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Will and Jaden Smith’s ‘After Earth’ Underperforming at Box Office

'After Earth' has fallen behind Morgan Freeman's 'Now You See Me'

Will and Jaden’s Sci-Fi thriller ‘After Earth’ isn’t doing as well as planned

By Makkada B. Selah

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Chris Stokes Goes Indy for New Film “Captivity”, Prefers Smaller Studios

Chris Stokes set to film "Captivity," one of six films for 2013 to 2014

Chris Stokes is excited about what he and his team at Footage Films have in…

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Rihanna’s ‘Unapologetic’ Becomes her Sixth Platinum Album

Singer surpasses a million units sold once again with her latest album

Will Rihanna ever slow down?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Mom and Daughter Make Hair-Story in NYC

Who will win the natural hair war battle?

Enter Doris Hair Care New York, a small but steadily growing mom-and-pop-style business

By Tomika Anderson

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Salads Only 2 to 3 Percent of McDonald’s Sales

CEO says the Dollar Menu generates the most sales

Salads fail to generate noticeable income at McDonald’s

By Makkada B. Selah

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Lenny Kravitz Didn’t Like Being Called Black When he Was Younger

During his school years, his teachers kept telling him he was Black when he is a product of a biracial marriage

Kravitz acknowledges he is a product of a biracial couple

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Jay-Z to Celebrate 10-Year Anniversary of 40/40 Club in Style

Jay-Z will celebrate the tenth anniversary of the opening of the 40/40 club in New York City on Monday, June 17.

Have you been to 40/40? What are your thoughts?

By Darren Sands

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Banishing Razor Bumps — A Quick Guide to Make Them Disappear

Razor bumps, also called Pseudofollicultis Barbae, can occur in any area that hair is temporarily removed by shaving, waxing or tweezing.

Do you deal with razor bumps?

By Dr. Michelle Henry

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AriZona Beverages & Shaquille O'Neal Team Up For Cream Soda Line

Shaquille O’Neal Inks Deal With Arizona Beverages For Soda Brand

Former NBA player adds soda to already impressive portfolio

TNT analyst and former NBA player Shaquille O’Neal adds a soda brand to his already…

By C. Daniel Baker

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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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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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David Beckham’s Dreams of Owning MLS Franchise Put on Hold

Legendary player David Beckham revealed he has plans to buy a Major League Soccer franchise.

Can MLS survive with so many teams?

By Michael Smith

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Legacy Award Recipient, Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Helped Desegregate Schools

When it comes to pioneering women of the Civil Rights Movement, journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault still…

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BE Launches New Women of Power Website

We can hardly wait for the Women of Power Summit in March, and judging by all…

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