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Motivational Monday: 5 Affordable, Creative Vacation Ideas

Realistic alternatives to traditional two-week vacations. Book it now!

Don’t let the summer pass without making time for a vacation

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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…

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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…

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Traveling Green: Sacrificing Luxury to Save Energy

Avid traveler Arielle Loren shares her green experiences from Brazil

Avid traveler Arielle Loren shares her green experiences from Brazil

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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…

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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…

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Sisters Offer Creative Black Haircare Deals with The Fly Cut

Website offers pioneering resource for black women on the Web

Three sisters tap into black haircare niche and start a daily deal Website with help…

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Motivational Monday: Bartering for Balance

Life coach S. Tia Brown offers tips on how old-school bartering can make modern life easier

Life coach S. Tia Brown offers tips on how old school bartering can make modern…

By S. Tia Brown

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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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#GT2012: How To Get Ready For Golf School

PGA Pro Rodney Green’s advice on how best to prepare for your next golf lessons

One of the major attractions of the Black Enterprise/Pepsi Golf & Tennis Challenge, now in…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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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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3 Tips for Spreading Your Health-Conscious Movement Online

Toni Carey and Ashley Hicks were able to leverage their presence on and offline, creating…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Towanda Braxton Dishes on Her New Business, Her Marriage and Her Sisters

Why she's more than Toni Braxton's personal assistant, why her marriage works, why she's a 'Secret Squirrel,' and what she really thinks of those other reality shows

Towanda Braxton on being more than Toni Braxton’s personal assistant, why her marriage works, her…

By Demetria Irwin

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There’s a little trick when it comes to the game of golf: the way you carry yourself on the green far outweighs how you play the game. Golf swagger, if you will. Don’t get me wrong, its authentic skills that will get you the W, but working towards that inevitably takes time and right now all you have is your reputation (possibly even a job offer) on the line. Don’t fret,  BlackEnterprise.com  caught up with Rodney Green, director of golf at the Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club, who briefed us on the dos and don’ts of golfing—whether you’re a beginner or a well-seasoned golfer. You can catch the PGA professional giving one-on-one instruction at The Black Enterprise Pepsi Golf and Tennis Challenge this Labor Day weekend (August 30-September 3, 2012)--Janel Martinez

#GT2012: One Networker’s Passion for Golf And Business

Al Florant, founder of The Passion Network, shares why he's bringing his group of business professionals to the Black Enterprise/Pepsi Golf & Tennis Challenge

Financial pro on his passion for golf and business, the goals of The Passion Network,…

By Mia N. Hall

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Turning Athletes Into Angel Investors

Angel Venture Forum launches program designed to help keep millionaire sports professionals from going broke

Pro Athletes Receive Training on How to Become MVP Investors

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Motivational Monday: Making Time for (Real Life) Friends

Life coach S. Tia Brown offers practical tips for busy professionals

Today’s Tip: Make Time to Connect with Friends
Is it just me, or did life look…

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Paul Butler: The Man Behind Magic Johnson’s ASPiRE Network

As he leads Magic Johnson's ASPiRE Network, the entertainment executive talks programming and changing the game for African Americans in television

Paul Butler, General Manager of Magic Johnson’s ASPiRE Network talks programming and changing the game…

By Gil Robertson

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Preview Our World: Up Close with Music Mogul Andre Harrell

Legendary marketing mastermind discusses his journey from Uptown through Motown to president

Music veteran Andre Harrell speaks on the evolution of his career and new position as…

By Andrew Wadium

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Vanessa Simmons Launches New Swimwear Line

Vanessa Simmons is branching out on her own to launch a new swimwear line, Rose by Vanessa Jean

Vanessa Simmons is branching out on her own to launch a new swimwear line, Rose…

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Comedian and show host Wanda Sykes is a Hollywood veteran, having appeared in hit films such as Nutty Professor 2: The Klumps. The actress was a vocal opponent of California's Proposition 8, which prohibits gay marriages in the state, and went public about her same-sex marriage at a 2008 Las Vegas rally. She was also the first openly gay performer at the White House Correspondents Dinner in 2009.

Wanda Sykes Talks Comedy, Family & Financial Stability

From stand-up comedy to film, the Virginia native has branded her name and infectious personality over the past decade. And now serving as the spokeswoman for Gain, Wanda Sykes shares how she’s made it through

BlackEnterprise.com recently sat down with Wanda Sykes at the Gain Scent Matchmaker Studio event in…

By Amber McKynzie

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3 Things You Can Learn from the Mary J. Blige Chicken Debacle

As the R&B diva finally details her 'mistake,' take heed for your own career success

As Mary J. Blige finally speaks out in detail about the Burger King chicken debacle,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Epic Records’ Astro on Continuing Education & Pursuing Acting

The budding rap star keeps his head in the books while exploring a second career in Hollywood

While working on his debut album for Epic Records, X-Factor’s Astro explains how he juggles…

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Earvin Magic Johnson Launches New Network Aspire

The basketball champion expands his business portfolio with a network featuring programming for African American audiences

The basketball champion expands his business portfolio with a network featuring programming for African American…

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After performing alongside his brothers in the Jackson 5, Michael made his solo debut on American Bandstand in 1971, performing a rendition of “Rockin’ Robin.”

Social Media Remembers the King of Pop

Honoring Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, with social media tributes on the third anniversary of his death

Honoring Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, with social media tributes on the third anniversary…

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As the weather heats up, you can inject some fun into your 9-to-5 wardrobe by incorporating a few Spring/Summer 2012 trends. Add a little spark to even the most conservative Corporate America looks by adding these five summer trends to your office attire. ---Ashley Calloway

5 Summer Fashion Trends Perfect for the Office

Incorporate these pieces to add pop to your professional style

Here are top trends you can incorporate into your professional look, from neon to floral.

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The League Scores Big with Social Media During 2012 NBA Finals

As adoring fans await Game 5, see how the NBA stacks up on its social media platforms

In May, 63% of live TV viewers multi-task with their smartphone, posting content online while…

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Kim Kimble, celebrity hairstylist and haircare entrepreneur stars on WE tv's "LA Hair." (Image: Kimble)

Celebrity Stylist Kim Kimble Talks Hollywood Hair, Reality TV Drama

"LA Hair" star and entrepreneur exposing brand to new audience

Celebrity stylist Kim Kimble takes the day-to-day hustle of shop management and Hollywood haircare to…

By Christian Law

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Why One Atlantan Hates ‘Love & Hip Hop ATL’

Will the real black people of Atlanta please stand up and stop 'Love & Hip Hop'?

An Open Letter from an Atlantan who once loved reality TV: Will the Real Black…

By Kelly Smith Beaty

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Free!!! Books of The Week – Finding Balance

Focus on balancing your mental and physical life with this weeks book bundle choices.

There needs to be time to unwind and recharge. The book bundles offered this week…

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Campaign Trail Style: First Lady Michelle Obama’s Top Fashion Moments

Take a page from her book of chic to achieve your own power looks

Take a look at Michelle Obama’s best style moments while campaigning for President Barack Obama.…

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The 21-year-old fencer is a two-time NCAA national title holder, three-time fencing world champion, and currently ranked #1 in the US and #12 in the world (Image: The Grio)

Young Black Fencer Daryl Homer Going for Olympic Gold

The senior marketing major at St. Johns University is the youngest member of the 2012 USA Olympic Men’s Sabre Team

Two-time NCAA national title holder, three-time fencing world champion Daryl Homer is preparing to compete…

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Audra McDonald won best performance by a leading actress in a musical for “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess” at the 2012 Tony Awards (Image: Getty Images)

Audra McDonald Wins Best Actress at 2012 Tony Awards

The Broadway star was named best lead actress in “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess,” making it her fifth Tony but her first in the lead actress category

Audra McDonald was named best lead actress in “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess,” making it…

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Entrepreneur of the Week: Charlice Noble-Jones of Snap Fitness

Snap Fitness franchise owner Charlice Noble-Jones speaks to BE.com about the finding her life's purpose through entrepreneurship and fitness

Snap Fitness franchise owner Charlice Noble-Jones speaks to BlackEnterprise.com about finding her life’s purpose through…

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Preview Our World: “Porgy & Bess Revival” Star David Alan Grier

Also: Will Blacks ever close the Digital Divide; profile of Schomburg Center Director Khalil Gibran Muhammad

This weekend on an all-new Our World with Black Enterprise, host Marc Lamont Hill actor…

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Toni Carey and Ashley Hicks of Black Girls Run! Give the Skinny on Their Nationwide Movement

The founders of BGR! talk camaraderie among female runners, spreading the word via social media and why it’s important to observe National Running Day beyond June 6

BlackEnterprise.com caught up with the Black Girls Run! founders at the 5th annual Blogging While…

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Nicole Ari Parker, actress, "A Streetcar Named Desire"

WATCH: ‘Streetcar’ Star Nicole Ari Parker Talks Broadway, Family Life, and Black Hollywood

Mother, wife and entrepreneur takes theater and Tinseltown by storm

On the heels of her sizzling Broadway debut, actress Nicole Ari Parker took a break…

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The $250,000,000 Mission to Preserve Black History

Bunch’s mission includes raising $250 million in donations from corporations, foundations, and individuals and mining…

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It's never too early to get a jumpstart on Black Blogger Month 2013

Black Blogger Month 2013: Nominate Your Favorite Blogs Now

Didn't make the cut for Black Blogger Month 2012? Well here's your chance to be in it next year.

BlackEnterprise.com’s Black Blogger Month celebrates the Black blogosphere’s best every year & now’s your chance…

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Black Blogger Month: What About Our Daughters, Ladies First

Concerned with the image of Black women in the media Gina McCauley stepped up and did something about it

Gina McCauley is a double threat in the digital space as founder of What About…

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As part of this year’s Black Blogger Month celebration, BlackEnterprise.com gathered several of the featured digital entrepreneurs together for a special video shoot at Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter’s newly renovated 40/40 Club New York. The interactive component included Christen Rochon of Divas&Dorks.com, Patrice J. Williams of Looking Fly On a Dime, Wayne Bennett of The Field Negro, Abiola Abrams of Abiola TV, Slim Jackson of Single Black Male, and Yoli Ouiya of Yoli’s Green Living. As Black Blogger Month starts to wind down we decided to reveal a few behind the scene photos from the video shoot. Enjoy and don’t forget you can submit your blog or your favorite blogger for Black Blogger Month 2013 by clicking here.

Black Blogger Month: Behind the Scenes Photos from the Video Shoot

Visual outtakes from Black Blogger Month 2012's takeover of Jay-Z's 40/40 Club New York with several top bloggers

Exclusive photos from BlackEnterprise.com’s video shoot for Black Blogger Month 2012 at Jay-Z’s newly renovated…

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Abiola Abrams, the founder of AbiolaTV.com/Abiola's Passionista Playbook

Black Blogger Month: AbiolaTV.com, The Passion of the Bytes

Multi-media maven Abiola Abrams is a one-woman show that has taken the Web and beyond by storm

The driving force behind Abiola Abrams brand, which includes books, event hosting and AbiolaTV.com, is…

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Preview Our World: Life According to La La Anthony

The media personality turned reality star talks business, love and basketball

A true basketball wife La La Anthony, speaks on the ups and downs of reality…

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Liquid Soul Media Brings Mainstream & Black Hollywood Together

Mastering integrated multicultural marketing campaigns, Tirrell Whittley and Nick Nelson help introduce niche films to wider audiences

With Liquid Soul Media, Tirrell Whittley and Nick Nelson have found a way to market…

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WATCH: Producer Alia M. Jones on Adding Color to ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’

The talented Broadway producer speaks on her mission of bringing more color to the Great White Way

Producer Alia M. Jones speaks on reviving Tennessee Williams’ classic A Streetcar named Desire play…

By Anslem Samuel

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Black Blogger Month: Fresher Than Chris, A Man of Vision

Catering to the needs of the everyday man Christian Law explains the secrets to staying fresh and fashion forward

With Fresher Than Chris, fashion blogger Christian Law caters to the everyday man with a…

By Souleo

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Lovette "Luvvie" Ajayi, founder of Awesomely Luvvie

Black Blogger Month: Awesomely Luvvie, Laughing & Blogging out Loud

Lovette Ajayi uses her sharp sense of humor to make dollars and cents

With her hilarious blog Awesomely Luvvie, Lovette Ajayi uses her voice to not only entertain…

By Tracy Garraud

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Terry McMillan Heads to Anguilla to School Writers on the Publishing Industry

The award-winning author and screenwriter joins writers and thinkers such as Randall Robinson and Hill Harper at the first Annual Anguilla Black Lit Fest

Nobody can tell a story the way Terry McMillan can. For years she has worn…

By Kenya N. Byrd

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5 Things to Think About Before Investing in Art

Isolde Brielmaier is an expert in the world of art and shares her pointers on preparing yourself to invest in more than pretty pictures

SCAD’s Chief Curator Explains Isolde Brielmaier offers up advice for the novice art collector on…

By Amber McKynzie

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Wayne Bennett, founder of The Field Negro (Image: Shareif Ziyadat )

Black Blogger Month: The Field Negro, Nothing But the Truth

Lawyer by day and blogger by night, Wayne Bennett delivers his unbiased opinion on issues that impact the Black community at large

As the force behind the opinionated blog The Field Negro, Wayne Bennett provides an uncensored…

By Chloe Hilliard

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On Set With ‘Sparkle’ Costume Supervisor Devon Patterson-Wilson

The Detroit native explains how what she looks for in employees and how Sparkle helped her hometown's economy

Veteran costume supervisor Devon Patterson-Wilson shares how her career evolved from earning $50 a day…

By Darralynn Hutson

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Erika Nicole Kendall, founder of Black Girls' Guide to Weight Loss

Black Blogger Month: Black Girls’ Guide to Weight Loss, From Fat to Fit

Erika Nicole Kendall shares her personal journey of weight loss with the world as a form of inspiration and motivation

With a Black Girls’ Guide to Weight Loss, Erika Nicole Kendall promotes healthy living for…

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Anthony Anderson and Tempestt Bledsoe play parents in NBC's new show "Guys With Kids" (Image: NBC)

2012-13 TV Season Appears Promising for Black Actors

Upcoming series will feature “Cosby Show” stars Phylicia Rashad and Tempestt Bledsoe, as well as Anthony Anderson and Vanessa Williams, among others

Nine major television networks including NBC, ABC, CBS and Fox presented their programming plans for…

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Kevin Liles: More Than Music

Former Def Jam music man talks about the importance of expanding his brand beyond the industry and giving back by paying it forward

How the former Def Jam music man has expanded his brand beyond the industry and…

By Kenya N. Byrd

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WATCH: Composer Terence Blanchard Explains Musical Direction for ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’

The Grammy-winning composer shares his vision for the recent retelling of the Broadway classic

Grammy winning composer Terence Blanchard brings his talents to A Streetcar Named Desire and explains…

By Anslem Samuel

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Darryl Frierson, founder of From Ashy to Classy

Black Blogger Month: From Ashy to Classy, The Culture Connoisseur

Intellectual thought provoker Darryl Frierson puts a philosophical spin on an array of topics

As founder of From Ashy to Classy, Darryl Frierson uses his words to entertain and…

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Joshua Kissi and Travis Gumbs, founders of Street Etiquette

Black Blogger Month: Street Etiquette, The Substance of Style

Style bloggers Joshua Kissi and Travis Gumbs prove that there's more to men's fashion than the clothes

Going beyond fashion into style with their Street Etiquette blog, Joshua Kissi and Travis Gumbs…

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Black Blogger Month: Yoli’s Green Living, The Queen of Green

With a mission to teach people how to live green without spending it, Yoli Ouiya puts the consciousness in health conscious

Eco-Living Stylist Yoli Ouiya looks to better the planet and be the queen of green…

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Celebrated Chef Marcus Samuelsson to Receive Spirit of Africa Award at Gala Event

Marcus Samuelsson Spreads Food Politics Through Digital Platforms

You’ve seen the chef/philanthropist on the Web and shows like "Top Chef Masters," catch him at the 2012 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo

Marcus Samuelsson’s social media footprint is sizzling—his verified Twitter account boasts over 51,000 followers; Facebook…

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Tichina Arnold Explains the Joys of Being ‘Happily Divorced’

The veteran actress continues her hit streak with new TV Land series and speaks on the status of her singing career

Actress Tichina Arnold breaks color barriers playing a rile intended for a White woman on…

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Marie Denee, The Curvy Fashionista

Black Blogger Month: The Curvy Fashionista, Reshaping the Web

Full-figured blogger Marie Denee turned her personal catalogue of plus-size threads into a premier destination for curvy women

Known as The Curvy Fashionista, Marie Denee empowers women to accept their curves and body…

By Janel Martinez

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WATCH: Choreographer Camille A. Brown Adds Rhythm & Soul to ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’

The award-winning choreographer explains how she incorporated the spirit of Louisiana into A Streetcar Named Desire

Award-winning choreographer Camille A. Brown explains how she infused New Orleans dance processionals into A…

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Wilson Morales, editor for BlackFilm.com

Black Blogger Month: BlackFilm.com, The Web’s Leading Man

As editor of BlackFilm.com, Wilson Morales shines the spotlight on Black films and talent that mainstream Hollywood often overlooks

As editor of BlackFilm.com, Wilson Morales shines the spotlight on Black films and talent that…

By Danielle Kwateng

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UBR Spotlight: DeanZign’s Angela Dean Delivers Celebrity Style

More on the entrepreneurs, business strategies and economic news on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable: Designer Angela Dean; money maven Deborah Owens.

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Charles Barkley  From the onset of his career Barkley was surrounded by greatness. Drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in 1984, he joined a team that includes legends Julius Erving, Moses Malone and Maurice Cheeks. Holding his own, Sir Charles averaged 14 points and 8.6 rebounds per game during his rookie season. A year later, he was the team’s leading rebounder and second scorer before eventually becoming the Sixers’ franchise player until he was traded in 1992 to the Phoenix Suns, where he continued to dominate as a rebounder and team leader. By time he retired in 2000, Barkley became the fourth player in NBA history to achieve 20,000 points, 10,000 rebounds and 4,000 assists. However, the Dream Team gold medalist was never able to win a title to compliment his accolades.

NBA Decoded: Does Social Media Make Athletes Worse Role Models?

Was Charles Barkley right? How social media has made today's athletes flaws as a role model more apparent

When Charles Barkley proclaimed that he wasn’t a role model he had no idea that…

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Do: Prepare before you hit the course      Don’t let your first encounter playing a round of golf with peers also be your first time on the green. Opt to play at an off-peak time for practice or even take a few lessons. A golf lesson can range from $45 to $100 per lesson. Green believes lessons are worth the investment. “If you get some basic fundamentals, it helps you so much further down the road because you know you’ve got good basics.”

5 Keys To Planning A Great Golf Trip

Take the advice of golf travel expert Ty DeLavallade, CEO of Golf Quests Inc.

To ensure that your next golf trip is also a great vacation, take the advice…

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Slim Jackson, executive editor for SingleBlackMale.org

Black Blogger Month: SingleBlackMale.org, Think Like a Man

Slim Jackson and his team of Single Black Male writers give a voice to uncommitted men while providing insight for women

As Executive Editor for popular relationship blog Single Black Male, Slim Jackson explains how he…

By Shydel James

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Nikki Walton, founder of CurlyNikki.com (Image: Dr. Eugene Walton II)

Black Blogger Month: Curly Nikki, The Hair Apparent

Women in search for advice on natural hair care need look no further than Nikki Walton's CurlyNikki.com

Passionate about women of color embracing their natural hair, Nikki Walton founded CurlyNikki.com, the definitive…

By Anslem Samuel

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What ‘Think Like a Man’ Success Means for Black Hollywood

Film producer, Datari Turner reflects on the lasting impact of the surprise blockbuster on the state of Black films and televison

Independent film producer Datari Turner believes there’s room for more than one Black experience in…

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Karen Civil, founder fo KarenCivil.com

Black Blogger Month: Karen Civil, The People’s Voice

With access to Lil Wayne and Dr. Dre, this trusted blogger is a every music lovers favorite source for all things music

With KarenCivil.com, this 26-year-old gives hip-hop fans all access to their favorite stars with a…

By Tracy Garraud

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WATCH: Costume Designer Paul Tazewell Explains his Vision for ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’

The celebrated Broadway veteran reveals the attention to detail that went into Tennessee Williams' classic production

Costume designer Paul Tazewell shares his thought process in creating the wardrobe for A Streetcar…

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One-half of the dynamic eyeglass design duo, Coco & Breezy, showed her support for Black Blogger Month

Black Blogger Month 2012 Launch at 40/40 Club Recap x Photos

Our monthlong celebration of digital entrepreneurs kicked off with a bevy of tastemakers and aspiring bloggers

BlackEnterprise.com’s Black Blogger Month 2012 Tweet Up brings celebrities & digital tastemakers out in force…

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Black Blogger Month: Man, Wife & Dog, Digital Love Zone

Noticing a void online for real wives talking about the joys and pains of being married, Charli Penn created her own

Charli Penn, the creator of the popular marriage blog—Man, Wife & Dog—shares her business and…

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Python is one of the most stylishly diverse leathers available and nobody demonstrates…

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Space Encounters

What it takes to make a house your home

All of Angela Lee’s work begins with interviews. “The client may not know what they…

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For 2nd Week in a Row, ‘Think Like A Man’ Takes Top Spot

The film is reaching new heights, coming in at No. 1 domestically for the second-straight weekend

The Sony Screen Gems ensemble comedy “Think Like a Man” was No. 1 domestically for…

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WATCH: Second Annual Black Blogger Month Launches May 1, 2012

The month of May has been christened Black Blogger Month as we celebrate the 20 of the most impactful and successful voices online

The month of May has been christened Black Blogger Month as BlackEnterprise.com celebrate the 20…

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‘Sparkle’ Producer Debra Martin Chase Reflects on Career & Whitney

The veteran movie producer shares her career journey and explains the industry's evolution

Hollywood veteran Debra Martin Chase shares her trade secrets on moviemaking and adapting to the…

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Last week, news broke about two African American men, Christopher Johnson and Nathaniel Claybrooks, filing a class action lawsuit against the producers of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. The men claim that they were rejected from being cast on the popular reality show because they are Black. In 20+ seasons of the long running show, there has never been an African American contestant.

While the rest of the world argues the validity and diversity of reality television’s latest bachelors, BlackEnterprise.com rounded up a list of the hottest 10 single brothers that should be on your radar. Not only are these men easy on the eyes but they’re all certified movers and shakers, too. Ladies, you’re welcome. —Bridgette Bartlett of Black Bridal Bliss

10 Eligible Black Men ‘The Bachelor’ Should Cast

Reality TV casting agents for The Bachelor may have a hard time finding men of color but here are a few good men

After two African American men sued producers of the The Bachelor for racial discrimination here’s…

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Penny Hardaway Scores Big with Booming Business Portfolio

The NBA great skyrockets from basketball superstar to flourishing entrepreneur and philanthropist

NBA great Penny Hardaway gets his second wind as a businessman with an impressive portfolio…

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Issa Rae, Creator of ‘The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl,’ Turns Quirkiness into Viral Sensation

The 26-year-old innovator on how she came up with ABG, turning awkward situations into material and what’s next on her horizon

With a Shorty Award under her belt and taping for season two well underway, BlackEnterprise.com…

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Actress Nicole Ari Parker looks stunning as she walks the red carpet for the A Streetcar Named Desire preview.

Stars Come Out to Support ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’

The classic play brings out a host of celebrities who come out for a night of theatre

A who’s who of celebrities show their support for Broadway premiere of Tennessee Williams’ dramatic…

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Flagrant Foul: NBA Owners Consider Selling Ad Space on Player Jerseys

Cash-strapped owners consider a drastic move to increase revenue that has many up in arms

In a quest for revenue NBA owners consider placing advertisements on player uniforms which have…

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To Beat Prostate Cancer, I Faced the Real Killer—Fear

The most important words in Warren Buffett’s prostate cancer announcement are “early stage.” Black men, get screened early and often.

The ability of prostate cancer to kill you depends largely on whether you allow fear…

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For aspiring actors trying to get their foot in the door, casting calls can be a daunting experience. Sure, you know the basics (i.e. memorize your lines, know your character), but do you really know what impresses those all-powerful casting directors? Take note from industry veteran Tracy “Twinkie” Byrd, known for casting such notable movies as Stomp the Yard, Notorious, and Whitney Houston’s final film, Sparkle. With over 10 years in the business, Byrd has helped launch countless careers, including Laz Alonso [Jumping the Broom, Avatar], Michael Kenneth Williams [Boardwalk Empire], and, if you follow these tips closely, you could be the next star in the making to go from the casting couch to the big screen. —Aliya Ewing

Twinkie Byrd’s 5 Tips on Making it As an Actor

The Sparkle casting director shares her advice on how to make a lasting impression in Hollywood

Discovering stars like Laz Alonzo and Columbus Short, Sparkle casting director Tracy “Twinkie” Byrd shares…

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FREE!! An Autographed Copy of ‘XL Life’ by Big Boy

Receive a free copy of An XL Life!

Delve into the life of popular radio host Big Boy in his book An XL…

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Will Packer: Think Like a (Hollywood Mogul) Man

How the talented, record-breaking movie producer makes his mark in Hollywood telling universal stories starring African American casts

‘Think Like A Man’ movie producer Will Packer makes his mark in Hollywood with universal…

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On Wednesday, April 18, 2012, Dick Clark passed away at the age of 82 after suffering a heart attack. Over the course of his storied career, the legendary radio/TV personality entertained millions as he rang in countless New Years Rockin’ Eve specials in New York City’s Times Square and a perpetual game show host. Most notably, Clark was the host of the classic American Bandstand, which broadcast new and popular musicians into the homes of countless viewers. Among the many greats that were featured on the show; Clark also helped break racial barriers by giving many African American artists their first TV appearances. 

In the wake of Clark’s passing, BlackEnterprise.com highlights some of the musical legends of color that have the American Bandstand host to thank for one of their big breaks. As a bonus, click the celebrities' name to see video of their American Bandstand appearances.—Anslem Samuel

7 Black Entertainers Who Became American Idols after ‘American Bandstand’

Legendary American Bandstand host Dick Clark broke many acts on his show, including these black musicians who later became true American idols

On Wednesday, April 18, 2012, Dick Clark passed away at the age of 82 after…

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VH1's top-rated show Love & Hip Hop might be known more for the brawls and drama than for its lessons on business acumen, but entertainment manager Yandy Smith proves there's more to the industry than reality TV fodder. Smith's worked her way up from being an assistant to industry power player and Violator Management co-founder Mona Scott-Young, to working with top talent including music artists 50 Cent, Missy Elliot, Busta Rhymes, Jim Jones, and television personality Tocarra.

Just in time for tonight's episode, Smith shares five tips for success that can be applied to any industry---for those just starting out on their career path or those looking to take it to the next level. ---Janell Hazelwood

My Journey Into Producing ‘Life, Love, Soul’ and My Inspiration from a Phenom Film Entrepreneur

Yandy Smith talks newest venture and success with director Noel Calloway

Entertainment manager Yandy Smith has embarked on a new venture: film producer of Life, Love,…

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’2 Days in Paris with Chris Rock’ (and Other Must-See Black Movies at Tribeca Film Fest)

The 11th annual Tribeca Film Festival is underway. Check out the must-see movies with black actors that will debut this week

The 11th annual Tribeca Film Festival is underway. Check out the must-see black movies that…

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AMC’s Nikkole Denson-Randolph Keeps Indie Filmmakers in Focus

The chain theatre executive gives up-and-coming filmmakers a leg up in the industry

As AMC Theatre’s VP of Specialty & Alternative Content, Nikkole Denson-Randolph helps get projects by…

By Gil Robertson

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Celebrated Chef Marcus Samuelsson to Receive Spirit of Africa Award at Gala Event

Preview B.E. Business Report: Top Chef Marcus Samuelsson

Also: Money advice for women; Superstar Nail Lacquer founder Ariana Pierce; executive fitness

Also: Money advice for women; Superstar Nail Lacquer founder Ariana Pierce; executive fitness

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Is Acting Like ‘a Man’ Making Black Men Depressed?

No more strong, silent types. New Study shows black men who openly discuss struggles with racial discrimination less likely to suffer depression

No more strong, silent types. New Study shows black men who openly discuss racial discrimination…

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Is the NFL Draft Set up to Publicly Assault Potential Players?

Questioning whether the treatment of professional athletes coming into the League crosses the line

As fans gear up for the 2012 NFL draft, potential rookies have to prepare for…

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David Banner Reminds Consumers of Their Buying Power

With his 2M1 Movement the opinionated entertainer looks to show corporations that the true power belongs to the people

With the launch of his 2M1 Movement, David Banner inspires consumers to recognize their buying…

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Backtalk with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Since retiring from the Los Angeles Lakers in 1989, Kareem Abul-Jabbar continues making his mark…

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Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Cynthia Bailey Talks TV Drama, Business of Fashion

Model, mother and entrepreneur means business when expanding her brand

Cynthia Bailey, reality TV star, mother and model, discusses a brand that’s more than TV…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Mad Men’s Token Black Character?: Teyonah Parris Becomes First African American in Ad Office

Parris talks how she got the role and why it's an important step in show's success

Actress talks how she got the role, what it means and why she’s not just…

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Homophobia and Homosexuality Linked in New Study

New study says link between homophobia among straight individuals may have to do with hidden homosexual tendencies

New study says link between homophobia among straight individuals may have to do with hidden…

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Preview Our World: Alicia Keys Takes Broadway By Storm

With the Broadway hit Stick Fly, the singer/songwriter carves out a new lane for herself and others on stage

Singer/songwriter Alicia Keys adds Broadway producer to her resume with the release of Stick Fly…

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Casting Director Tracy “Twinkie” Byrd on Sparkle, Jordin Sparks & Success

From music videos to major films, the New York casting director has always had an eye for future stars

Sparkle casting director Tracy “Twinkie” Byrd shares her techniques on grooming stars like Jordin Sparks,…

By Aliya Ewing

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Are Millennials Doing Enough for Our Community?

Calling out the youth for not upholding the standards set forth by the Civil Rights Movement

Community engagement blogger Ebonie Johnson Cooper puts millennials to task for their lack of social…

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RYAN LESLIE 	Harvard University 	BA, Government and Economics 	Class of ’98   Scoring a perfect score of 1600 on his SATs at the age of 15, Leslie went on to deliver Harvard’s “Harvard Oration” at his graduation ceremony when he was just 19 years old.  Joining Cambridge’s elite jazz group, The Krokodiloes, the child prodigy discovered his love for music. Since then he as written music and produced for Sean “Diddy” Combs’ Bad Boy Entertainment, Donnell Jones, New Edition, Cheri Dennis and more.  Still recognizing the importance of education, Leslie recently hosted a “mini-music seminar” for Harvard’s Black Student Law Association in 2009 called “The Bizness Behind the Business.”

Ryan Leslie Directs Political Short for Congressional Candidate Taj Clayton

The gifted performer lends his creative vision and support to his Harvard classmate's political aspirations

Singer/producer Ryan Leslie adds director to his resume with a powerful campaign short for Congressional…

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From designers to photographers, these five fashion industry professionals have taken their culture and influences from Africa abroad, creating a competitive niche and finding success in the international fashion industry. ---Sirita Wright

Talents from the Diaspora: 5 African Fashion Professionals Blazing a Trail

From photographers to designers, these heavyweights take success abroad

From designers to photographers, these industry heavyweights have brought success from shores of Africa abroad.

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When it comes to luxury vehicles, Rolls-Royce ranks among the most notable. From billionaire businessmen (and women) to royalty, the high-end automaker is the mode of transportation for the wealthy. While their fleet of cars comes off the lot with an already hefty price tag, owners have been known to up the ante with customization and bonus amenities that add a considerable amount of zeros to sticker price. Here are 15 of the most expensive Rolls-Royce cars in the world.

15 Most Expensive Rolls-Royce Cars in the World

Rare and customized models from the luxury automaker

From the Phantom to the Ghost, Rolls-Royce has created some luxurious vehicles over the years…

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Hundreds of thousands of gamers flocked to Boston this past weekend to get a sneak peek at the latest in gaming technology. PAX East 2012 had a little something for every attendee, from freeplay areas where gamers played classic video games and tabletop games to sections where major video game publishers displayed the biggest soon-to-be-released titles; not to mention, there were tons of networking opportunities.  

On the second day, panelists at “Healthy Games: Lose Weight, Live Longer, and Level Up” discussed new-age technology that will help gamers (and non-gamers alike) get fit in a fun way. Put the weights aside and pick up your controller or mobile device. Here are four health-focused tech tools that will keep you fit in a point and click:--Tamika Moultrie

4 Health Tools That Place Fitness in the Palm of Your Hand

Developers discuss health-conscious products that allow gamers to enhance their gaming skills and health comprehension

PAX East 2012 attendees listened to “Healthy Games: Lose Weight, Live Longer, and Level Up”…

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Participate in the United Healthcare Healthy Challenge Contest

Black Enterprise magazine and United Healthcare are working together to promote and encourage healthy habits among BE readers.

Black Enterprise magazine and UnitedHealthcare are working together to promote and encourage healthy habits among…

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Last night ABC premiered its new dramatic series, Scandal, which stars Kerry Washington as crisis management specialist Olivia Pope. The character is based on the career of real-life lawyer Judy Smith. The former deputy press secretary for President George H. W. Bush and author of Good Self, Bad Self: Transforming Your Worst Qualities into Your Best Assets now heads her own DC-based crisis management and public relations firm, Smith and Company. As the go-to woman for high profile celebrity/political scandal, Smith has had a hand in making big problems go away. Here are a few of her most notable cases.

Judy Smith’s 5 Biggest Scandal Resolutions

The inspiration for ABC's Scandal has had her hand in cleaning up memorable political and PR nightmares

ABC’s Scandal stars Kerry Washington as a savvy lawyer adept at clearing her high profile…

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Mario Van Peebles Captures Youth Culture With ‘We the Party’

The respected director celebrates Generation Y and passes the acting torch to his son

Legendary director Mario Van Peebles releases We the Party, a film geared towards depicting the…

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‘Red Tails’ Lands on ‘Our World with Black Enterprise’ Television Show

Catch the all-new episode of 'Our World with Black Enterprise' in its new TV ONE time slot, every Sunday at 10:00 a.m. EST

The cast of Red Tails appears on the all-new episode of ‘Our World with Black…

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WATCH: Gospel Duo Mary Mary Talk Motherhood and Music Industry Success

With the debut of their new reality television show, Erica and Tina Campbell discuss balancing a successful career with family life

BlackEnterprise.com spoke to “Mary Mary” stars Erica and Tina Campbell about their self-titled reality show…

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Driving While Black: Welcome to the Club, Tyler Perry

Even if you’re as rich as Tyler Perry, chances are you will be racially profiled

Movie mogul Tyler Perry recently became the victim of racial profiling as Atlanta police pulled…

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Form a partnership: Don’t allow your doctor to make you feel like a child. Some medical professionals approach their patients from a parent-child standpoint. Remember that you are partners on a journey toward finding the best treatment for your illness and staying healthy.

Recent Study Shows Cervical Cancer Is Harder to Clear in Black Women

Researchers at the University of South Carolina in Columbia released a study showing the health disparity between young black and white women

New research presented Sunday shows that black women are at a higher risk of contracting…

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Vote NOW for Black Enterprise and 50 Cent in ASME’s Cover Contest!

Help make our cover featuring rapper/entrepreneur Curtis Jackson the Reader's Choice Cover of the Year!

Voting is now open for Readers’ Choice honors in the 2012 American Society of Magazine…

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The Perfect Fit

A former boutique owner finds a good look in a new company

As one of the few master specialists at Brooks Brothers Made-to-Measure, Cooke oversees a custom…

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Picture Perfect

Hanging out with her cousin, singer Grace Jones, at a photo shoot in 2001, Jacqueline…

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Giving Back Behind Bars

Entrepreneur helps the incarcerated help themselves

Todd Pemberton believes everyone deserves a second chance at finding his or her way.

By Tamara E. Holmes

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WATCH: David Banner on Trayvon Martin Shooting Death

The passionate performer expresses his views on the senseless death of another young Black man

Rapper/producer David Banner shares his passionate perspective on the life and death of Trayvon Martin…

By Anslem Samuel

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Free!! Receive a Copy of ‘Satan’s Sisters’ by Star Jones

Receive a copy of Star Jones's first novel, 'Satan's Sisters' from BlackEnterprise.com

Receive a copy of Star Jones’s first novel, ‘Satan’s Sisters’ from BlackEnterprise.com

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Decoding the Business of Earvin “Magic” Johnson

Adding the L.A. Dodgers to his business portfolio, the NBA Hall-of-Famer continues to secure landmark deals

Magic Johnson’s minority stake in the Los Angeles Dodgers adds on to his impressive business…

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ESPN Sports Business Editor Analyzes Impact of Magic Johnson’s Dodgers Deal

ESPN's Keith Reed shares his perspective on Magic Johnson's historic purchase of the LA Dodgers and what it means for the sport

ESPN’s Senior Sports Business Editor Keith Reed shares his perspective on Magic Johnson’s historic purchase…

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Preview B.E. Business Report: Johnson Products Goes Back to Black

The legendary Johnson Products comes full circle as the beauty brand is once again Black-owned

Eric and Renee Brown take over Johnson Products, the first African American company to be…

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NBA Decoded: Have Black Athletes Killed the White All-Star?

As the NBA becomes dominated by African American and international players, White ball players are left on the bench

Dominated by African American and international players, the NBA is left with fewer White American…

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Soldier’s War Within

The art of war is more mental than physical and few soldiers are trained on coping with their experiences after deployment

As US involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan come to an end, many soliders are faced…

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Former Music Industry Worker Promotes Empowerment Through Fashion

Fashion entrepreneur Kissa Thompson wants African American community to love their hair, culture and selves equally

Founded by Kissa Thompson, Buttafly Unlimited is more than a T-shirt/apparel line. It promotes positive…

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Now that McDonald’s Has a Black CEO, Will This Mean Healthier Food for the Black Community?

CEO Don Thompson takes the helm of McDonald's on July 1. thegrio.com writer Dr. Terrance McGill asks if Mickey D's will now change how it markets to our community

CEO Don Thompson takes the helm of McDonald’s on July 1. thegrio.com writer Dr. Terrance…

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I Love You Oprah, But I Still Won’t Watch OWN

Here's an idea: Spice things up by sprinkling in some reality and rachetness

Oprah, let’s be real: Reality and celebrity-based TV are not only the popular kids on…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Jalen Rose Dedicates Himself to Educating Detroit’s Children

The former NBA player partners with Jeep to provide a safe haven for Detroit's next generation

Through a partnership with Jeep, former NBA player Jalen Rose gives back to the children…

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Egypt Sherrod & Terri J. Vaughn Explain ‘Life, Love, Soul’

Stars of the indie film share their personal connection to script and advice for expectant mothers on the job

Egypt Sherrod & Terri J. Vaughn dish on Life, Love, Soul, an indie film on…

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WATCH: Celebrity Stylist June Ambrose Talks Branding and Longevity in Fashion

The star of the new VH1 reality show "Styled by June" on being a good leader, career longevity, and the importance of branding

The star of the new VH1 reality show “Styled by June” on being a good…

By Janel Martinez

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WATCH: Epic Records’ Astro on Life After X-Factor & Being Black History in the Making

The teen phenom explains his rise in fame and plans for the future

X-Factor’s Astro speaks on his relationship with L.A. Reid, debut album on Epic Records, appreciation…

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Chinese Company Infringes On Michael Jordan’s Brand

The NBA legend and entrepreneur looks to protect his name by any means necessary—internationally

Michael Jordan responds to Chinese apparel company Qiodan Sports Company Limited infringing upon his brand…

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SXSW 2012: Feel Rich Discusses Health and Wellness in the Hip-Hop Community

At the 2012 SXSW Interactive Festival, Quincy Jones III and his Feel Rich team talk about the health-conscious enterprise and promoting healthy living in urban communities

Producer and digital mogul Quincy Jones III has found a way to combine healthy living…

By Winston Ford

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Free!!! Black Opal “Top Shelf Diva” Cosmetics

Get make-up palettes to create your own Power Look

Get your power look with these Black Opal spring eye shadow palettes and lipstick.

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For many women, a power look doesn't just end with the right outfit or shoe. It's a head-to-toe story of branding that tells who they are, what they do and how well they do it.


Putting that best face forward is important, whether they're closing deals, working with clients, traveling the world or starting that next venture. In today's image-conscious business world, make-up is no longer just for movie stars and glamour girls, as many working women recognize the importance of presence, accentuating their best features and embracing the power of femininity.


Frank Guyton, celebrity make-up artist and artistic director at Black Opal, helped four professional women tap into their wow factor, with beauty looks that can go from the office to after hours. ---Janell Hazelwood


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Beauty Before and After: 4 Career Women Transform into Power Looks

Black Opal artistic director Frank Guyton talks tips on day-to-night looks

Frank Guyton, celebrity make-up artist and artistic director at Black Opal, creates power looks for…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Celebrity Chef Carla Hall Cooks up Success as a Media Maven

The Chew's top chef dishes on how she turned a passion for food into a business and brand

After making a name on Top Chef, Carla Hall landed her own show, The Chew,…

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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

Bryan “Birdman” Williams Talks Music, Literacy & Business

The Cash Money Records CEO reveals how his passion for reading birthed his latest venture, Cash Money Content

With the launch of Cash Money Content, Bryan “Birdman” Williams adds on to his multimillion…

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Hooray for Nollywood: Behind the Scenes of the Nigerian Film Industry

As the Oscars dust settles in Tinseltown, we turn our attention to one of the largest film industries in the world: Nigeria

As the Oscars dust settles in Tinseltown, we turn our attention to one of the…

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This vintage, open-cockpit biplane was used at Alabama’s renowned Tuskegee Institute to train Black fighter pilots during World War II.

Memorabilia From National Museum of African American History & Culture

From Harriet Tubman's Hymn Book to Muhammad Ali's headgear, you can connect with all aspects of black cultural

In preparation for the 2015 opening of the National Museum of African American History &…

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New Museum Ensures Black History is Part of the American Story

Black Enterprise is on hand for the groundbreaking of a new museum dedicated to African American history and culture

Barack Obama, Calvin Butts and others take part in groundbreaking for National Museum of African…

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Financial Adviser Creates March (Money) Madness to Promote Financial Literacy

Brokerage professional gives common sports bracket investment spin

Rob Wilson, created an investment game that plays off the popular March Madness basketball…

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A packed house of A-list celebrities, studio executives and industry tastemakers came out to celebrate the AAFCA Awards. Produced by the African American Film Critics Association, the invitation only, red carpet took place at PIPS Restaurant (renamed the AAFCA Playhouse) in Los Angeles. Hosted by noted entertainment journalist Kevin Frazier, (of CBS's The Insider) the event featured awards handed out in categories that included: Best Actor, Actress, Director and Best Film, among others. AAFCA Special Achievement Awards were also presented to iconic actors Richard Roundtree, Hattie Winston, legendary producer George Lucas and entertainment giant Sony Pictures Entertainment.---Gil Robertson 

Pictured here: Oscar-nominated actress Viola Davis and the legendary Richard Roundtree

Black Hollywood Comes Out to Support the African American Critics Awards

Black Hollywood comes out to support African-American leaders in the entertainment and film industry

Black Hollywood comes out to support and honor African-American leaders in the entertainment and film…

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Not Just for Looks

Why shades should be more than style

Sunglasses are the perfect accent to any wardrobe, but when selecting shades it’s important that…

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Backtalk with Tasha Smith

Tasha Smith is the around-the-way girl from Camden, New Jersey, who fans know as the…

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Stone Love

For a custom designer, all the gems are precious

Historically, stones such as diamonds, rubies, and emeralds have been categorized as precious, while jade,…

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With a flood of hairstylists in the industry, it can be hard to stand out among the crowd. But Tippi Shorter, the woman behind the perfectly placed tresses of public figures like Jennifer Hudson, Rihanna and Alicia Keys, among others, found a way to carve out her own niche and build an impressive roster of clients. Now a 15-year veteran, Shorter gives BlackEnterprise.com her essential list of how to survive in the ever-evolving world of hair. Read on to find out her five secrets to success. —Aliya Ewing

5 Tips for Success in the Hair Industry

Celebrity hair stylist Tippi Shorter shares her personal tips on success

Celebrity hair care specialist Tippi Shorter, who’s styled Rihanna, Alicia Keys and Jennifer Hudson, shares…

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on New Role as US Global Cultural Ambassador

The NBA Hall of Famer makes transition into politics as US liaison for people-to-people diplomacy abroad

NBA Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar speaks on his historic role in government and his…

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WATCH: How I Do It – SoulCycle Instructor Turns Fitness Passion into Career Success

How a surprise career in fitness led spin instructor Ayana Curtis to tap into her passion, her joy and her success

SoulCycle Master Instructor Ayana Curtis talks about her career in fitness and how tapping into…

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Basketball Wives’ Royce Reed Creates Her Own Reality on Stage

The reality star rebrands herself with budding acting career and series of youth-centered books

Using her notoriety from reality TV, the budding businesswoman breaks into acting with Platanos &…

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Whenever most people think about the Academy Awards, it’s the actors, actresses and directors that often come to mind first. (Congratulations to Octavia Spencer on joining the short list of African American Oscar winners during the 84th Annual Academy Awards.) However, there are dozens of other categories that highlight the hard work of Hollywood’s behind-the-scenes players. For instance, the categories of Best Original Song and Best Original Score feature several African American winners. Here are seven oftentimes forgotten names from the world of music on the list of African American winners. —Darralynn Hutson

The Oscars Decoded: The Black Winners Who Often Get Overlooked

African American Academy Award winners in the category of Original Score

While Academy Award winning actors & directors of color get most of the fanfare, there…

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Kelly Keelo and Carl Foster, Owners of Juice Hugger.

Entrepreneurs of the Week: Juice Hugger

How two Brooklynites turned their passion for healthy food and drinks into a burgeoning business

How two Brooklynites turned their passion for healthy food and drinks into a burgeoning business

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REGISTER NOW: Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit’s 10th Anniversary

It will be a landmark year for the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit in…

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Watch Sonia Alleyne’s Interview with Venus Williams at This Year’s Women of Power Summit [Video]

Venus Williams was one of the featured speakers at this year’s Women of Power Summit.

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