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Buckets of Kindness: Remembering Natalie Cole

How a chance encounter with a childhood idol taught Lisa Ascolese the value of sincere kindness and generosity, even in traditionally cutthroat corporate climates

Lisa Ascolese’s chance encounter with musical legend Natalie Cole exemplifies the value of kindness, even…

By Lisa Ascolese

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Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday: A Christian Reflects

The beginning of Lent ushers in a time of sorrow, but also hope

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, the season during the church calendar that corresponds…

By Robin White Goode

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Gatorade

Decoding the NBA and Gatorade Entitlement Partnership Deal

Did you know that, as a result of a new partnership with Gatorade, the NBA D-League will now be known as the G-League, starting in the 2017-2018 basketball season?

Recently, the pathway has been expanded for people of color, enabling them to showcase their…

By Nathaniel J.

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5 Key Startup Steps to Reach Social Media Numbers Like Beyoncé

Rishabh Sharma shares his proven formula for building a loyal brand audience on social media, as used by top influencers today

With 10.6 million likes and counting on Instagram, Beyoncé knows how to connect with her…

By Nathaniel J.

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Moonlight

Moonlight Co-Creator Opens Up About His Academy Award Winning Film

Tarell Alvin McCraney’s Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Film of 2017 is a semi-autobiographical inspired story

Moonlight, a drama about the coming of age of a young, black, gay man, was…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Robin Givens

Robin Givens and Ashleigh Murray Open Up About Starring on ‘Riverdale’

Actresses Robin Givens and Ashleigh Murray talked about their roles in a modern-age rendition of…

By Aniesia Williams

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Daniel Beaty

Actor, Writer Daniel Beaty Brings ‘Chapter and Verse’ to the Screen

Actor, writer, film producer, and activist Daniel Beaty is living a dream

Inspired by his own family, award-winning actor Daniel Beaty co-wrote and is starring in a…

By Gwendolyn Quinn

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Scoop B

Ask BE: Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson Talks Sports And Branding

For Scoop B, branding and sports go hand-in-hand

Sports and entertainment journalist Brandon “Scoop B” Robinson stopped by Black Enterprise to discuss his…

By Selena Hill

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Lauryn

Black History Month: 10 Powerful Lyrical Quotes by Lauryn Hill

Rapper, singer, writer and actress Lauryn Hill made music history on this day, 18 years ago

Many of the lyrics from Lauryn Hill’s career continue to inspire and speak to today’s…

By Selena Hill

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Jay Z

Jay Z Launches Venture Capital Fund to Invest in Startups

Hip hop mogul joins list of celebrity angel investors starting VC funds

Jay Z is launching a new venture capital fund according to a new report from…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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slave

Black History Month: The Slave Who Escaped From George Washington

Ona Judge escaped slavery in the executive mansion only to live the rest of her life in poverty as a fugitive

Learn about Oney “Ona” Judge, the African American slave who ran away from George Washington’s…

By Selena Hill

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ABFF Honors

ABFF Honors: Issa Rae Hacks Hollywood

Long gone are the days of being discovered or looking for an agent to book you gigs

The who’s who of Hollywood will be in full effect on Wednesday, February, 22nd at…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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ABFF

ABFF Honors Denzel Washington, Queen Latifah, Issa Rae, and Black Talent in Hollywood

Don't miss this celebration of black excellence in Hollywood TONIGHT, Feb. 22, at 8 p.m. ET/PT, on BET

The extraordinary achievements of African Americans in cinema will be celebrated tonight at the 2017…

By Selena Hill

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Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington, Issa Rae, F. Gary Gray to Be Honored by ABFF and BET

The awards gala, presented by BET, returns to honor Hollywood veteran Denzel Washington, rising star Issa Rae, and director F. Gary Gray

BET Networks and The American Black Film Festival (ABFF) recently announced the honorees for the…

By Kali Wilder

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Magic Johnson

Magic Johnson Hired To Run The Lakers Show

The Hall of Famer is Named President of Basketball Operations 

The Lakers have named Magic Johnson as President of Basketball Operations, relieving General Manager Mitch…

By The Shadow League

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Maya Angelou

New Maya Angelou Documentary to Debut on PBS for Black History

First film to chronicle life story of the phenomenal Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, author, and civil rights activist

Maya Angelou’s poem And Still I Rise remains a triumphant anthem of transcendence over adversity.…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Harlem Literary Brunch

Here’s What You Missed At The Harlem Literary Brunch

Good food, positive vibes, and a room filled with black girl writer magic

The Harlem Literary Brunch was a hungry reader’s delight that offered the opportunity to connect…

By Selena Hill

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us

4 Reasons Why You Need to Move Out of the U.S. for At Least a Year

Here's what you need to know if you are thinking about living or working abroad

Here’s what you need to know if you are thinking about moving out of the…

By Maryann Reid

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vision

4 Spiritual Ways to Bring Your Vision to Reality

When God opens a door for your vision to come to pass, nobody can close it

Pastor Marcus Gill, a Millennial who is making major moves, shares fours tips that he…

By Patrice Tartt

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CeCe Winans

CeCe Winans Says “Let Them Fall in Love” on First Album in 9 Years

The sounds of yesteryear, but with a twist

It’s been nine years since Grammy Award-winning gospel legend CeCe Winans’ last full-length album, Thy…

By Bil Carpenter

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How To

Apply to More Than 50 HBCUs at Once With the Common Black College Application

Students can apply to 52 of the more than 100 HBCUs by completing just one…

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Password Protect Your Flash Drive In Two Simple Steps

Flash drives, thumb drives, USB sticks: whatever you want to call them, they’re more than…

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