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Rihanna and Nicki Minaj Score 4 AMA Nominations Dwyane Wade Strikes Shoe Deal With Chinese Company Carolina Panthers’ QB Cam Newton Launches Clothing Line Def Jam Names The-Dream Exec. Vice President of A&R New Sean John Models Look Familiar to Many 2013 Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame Nominees [Photo Gallery] LeBron James Defends Price of Nike’s ‘LeBron X’ Shoe Cincinnati Reds Get $2 Million For Urban Youth Baseball Facility 2nd Annual ASCAP Atlanta Legends Mixer ‘Steel Magnolias’ and 15 Other All-Black Remakes Atlanta Welcomes the World Natural Hair and Beauty Show Lark Voorhies’ Mom Says the Actress has Bipolar Disorder Does Facebook Make You a Loser? Alicia Keys, Dionne Warwick Among Black Girls Rock Honorees Black Bond Girl Naomie Harris Covers InStyle UK Film Producer Alfred Spellman Talks ESPN Doc on ‘Broke’ Athletes Michael Ealy Talks New Film ‘Unconditional’ and Hollywood Career ‘Boardwalk Empire’s’ Michael K. 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Rihanna and Nicki Minaj Score 4 AMA Nominations

The singer and rapper lead all nominees

The singer and rapper lead all nominees

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Dwyane Wade Strikes Shoe Deal With Chinese Company

Star Miami Heat shooting guard leaves Jordan Brand for Chinese company

Star Miami Heat shooting guard leaves Jordan Brand for Chinese company

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Panthers' quarterback Cam Newton at a Monday press conference.

Carolina Panthers’ QB Cam Newton Launches Clothing Line

The line, inspired by Newton's personal style, will be available in 133 retail stores early next year

The line, inspired by Newton’s personal style, will be available in 133 retail stores early…

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Def Jam Names The-Dream Exec. Vice President of A&R

The-Dream Appointed Executive Vice President of A&R at Def Jam

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Recording artist, producer and songwriter Terius Nash, AKA The-Dream, has been named Executive Vice…

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New Sean John Models Look Familiar to Many

The latest Sean John models are the sons of Sean 'Diddy' Combs, Al B. Sure! and Tyson Beckford

The latest Sean John models are the sons of Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, Al B. Sure!…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Donna Summer: The Disco Queen who controlled the era during the 70s with hits like Bad Girl, MacArthur Park, Love To Love You, Baby and Last Dance.

2013 Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame Nominees [Photo Gallery]

The likes of Donna Summer, NWA and The Meters were nominated

The likes of Donna Summer, NWA and The Meters were nominated

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LeBron James Defends Price of Nike’s ‘LeBron X’ Shoe

James characterized reports this past summer that his new shoe could retail for as much $315 as incorrect

James characterized reports this past summer that his new shoe could retail for as much…

By Darren Sands

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Cincinnati Reds Get $2 Million For Urban Youth Baseball Facility

Procter & Gamble's gift will provide free softball and baseball training to youth in the greater Cincinnati area

Procter & Gamble’s gift will provide free softball and baseball training to youth in the…

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2nd Annual ASCAP Atlanta Legends Mixer

2nd Annual ASCAP Atlanta Legends Mixer Presented By Hennessy Black last week at The W

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‘Steel Magnolias’ and 15 Other All-Black Remakes

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

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

By Demetria Irwin

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Atlanta Welcomes the World Natural Hair and Beauty Show

Business, fashion, music and hair converge

Business, fashion, music and hair converge

By Demetria Irwin

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Lark Voorhies’ Mom Says the Actress has Bipolar Disorder

The actress and musician denies being bipolar

The actress and musician denies being bipolar

By Demetria Irwin

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Does Facebook Make You a Loser?

How much is too much for online time?

How much is too much for online time?

By Demetria Irwin

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Alicia Keys, Dionne Warwick Among Black Girls Rock Honorees

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

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

By Demetria Irwin

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Black Bond Girl Naomie Harris Covers InStyle UK

The British beauty is no ordinary Bond Girl

The British beauty is no ordinary Bond Girl

By Demetria Irwin

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Film Producer Alfred Spellman Talks ESPN Doc on ‘Broke’ Athletes

Documentary highlights the challenges of fame and fortune in sports

Filmmaker Alfred Spellman talks race, fame and power in sports— and how easy it is…

By Darren Sands

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Michael Ealy Talks New Film ‘Unconditional’ and Hollywood Career

Michael Ealy opens up in new movie and giving time to charities instead of just donating

Michael Ealy opens up in new movie and giving time to charities instead of just…

By Kenya N. Byrd

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‘Boardwalk Empire’s’ Michael K. Williams Discusses the Darkness in His Roles

Michael K. Williams says he draws from his personal life when portraying his characters

Michael K. Williams says he draws from his personal life when portraying his characters

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Reality TV Showdown: Basketball Wives vs R&B Divas

Do you have to be ratchet to be on reality tv?

Do you have to be ratchet to be on reality tv?

By Demetria Irwin

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TLC’s T-Boz is Getting a Reality TV Show

Will you be tuning in to T-Boz's new show?

Will you be tuning in to T-Boz’s new show?

By Demetria Irwin

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Steel Magnolias Producer Sues Over Lifetime Remake

Injunction filed by original producer of film to prevent airing

Injunction filed by original producer of film to prevent airing

By Sasha King

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The Dance Theatre of Harlem Makes a Triumphant Return

They are back and looking good

They are back and looking good

By Demetria Irwin

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Yogapreneur: Nikki Myers Recharges Life with 12-Step Yoga Program

Entrepreneur motivates others in her journey to overcome addiction

Nikki Meyers overcame addiction and infused yoga into her recovery, creating a program to help…

By Suncear Scretchen

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Yogapreneur: Yirser Ra Hotep Discusses His Unique Yoga Style

Yogapreneur Yirser Ra Hotep, explains why his Yoga business is much more than a career.

Yirser Ra Hotep considers himself to be a Yoga Practitioner who just happens to be…

By Suncear Scretchen

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5 Places to Grab a Drink Near the Barclays Center

The Barclays Center is here, and here's where you need to drink in the new neighborhood.

The Barclays Center is here, and here’s where you need to drink in the new…

By Darren Sands

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Swizz Beatz Named a Global Ambassador

The Grammy Award winning producer is also a philanthropist

The Grammy Award winning producer is also a philanthropist

By Demetria Irwin

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Kerry Washington’s ‘Scandal’ Comes Back for Season 2 Tonight

Shonda Rhimes' hit show is back

Shonda Rhimes’ hit show is back

By Demetria Irwin

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Lenny Kravitz Wants to Have a Spot in Your Home

The rock star designs too

The rock star designs too

By Demetria Irwin

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Yogapreneur: Faith Hunter Discusses Her D.C. Area Yoga Business

Washington DC Yoga Entrepreneur, Faith Hunter talks Yoga passion and why she was born to share the practice.

If you follow the Yoga world, it is likely you have seen Faith Hunter.  She’s…

By Suncear Scretchen

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Free!! Redefining DIVA by Sheryl Lee Ralph

The Original DreamGirl

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

By Sasha King

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Yogapreneur: Dianne Bondy Turned Her True Love Into a Business

Canadian Yoga studio Owner, Dianne Bondy is changing the face of yoga one pose at a time.

What started as a way to achieve parental acceptance, has blossomed into yogapreneur, Dianne Bondy’s…

By Suncear Scretchen

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Yogapreneur: Leslie Salmon-Jones Fuses Yoga and African Dance

Yogapreneur Leslie Salmon-Jones discusses her unique blend of African spirituality, yogic principals and the freedom of movement.

Leslie Salmon Jones is equal parts passion and Zen. That dichotomy is present not only…

By Suncear Scretchen

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Designer Nate Willis: “The Man Behind Drake’s Owl Design”

The 2011 BET Awards changed this young designer's life

The 2011 BET Awards changed this young designer’s life

By Shydel James

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Singer Solange and Carol’s Daughter Part Ways

Solange shares her thoughts about natural hair

Solange shares her thoughts about natural hair

By Demetria Irwin

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Online Petition Opposes Zoe Saldana Playing Nina Simone

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

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

By Demetria Irwin

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

Wyclef explains why his marriage has lasted through it all

Wyclef explains why his marriage has lasted through it all

By Demetria Irwin

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Magic Johnson Opens New School in Atlanta

Former NBA star is bridging the gap with Bridgescape

Former NBA star is bridging the gap with Bridgescape

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$26 Million Dollars Later, NFL QB Vince Young is Broke

How did he lose all that money?

How did he lose all that money?

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Urban World Film Festival Must-See Guide

The ladies represent on this list

The ladies represent on this list

By Demetria Irwin

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Celebrity Side Hustle: Funnyman Rickey Smiley Talks Business

Star radio host ventures into TV with new sitcom

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

By Shannon Lanier

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Startup Lessons from an NFL Coach

Former Player Prepares Athletes for Success in Franchising Post-Retirement

Pro athletes get valuable financial advice on franchising from former NFL player Anthony Simmons

Former NFL player Anthony Simmons’ bi-annual Franchise & Investors Show provides pro athletes with tools…

By Branden J. Peters

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10 Questions for Love and Hip-Hop’s K.Michelle

The promising singer opens up in interview

The promising singer opens up in interview

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Goodbye Summer Party Essentials

Toast to the end of summer with fun and class

Toast to the end of summer with fun and class

By Demetria Irwin

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Free!! Books of the Week on Politics

BE Rewarded Book Bundles

Politics is in the air. The primary elections are over, and the general elections are…

By Sasha King

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Fashion and Law Mingle at New York Fashion Week

Models, lawyers and designers learn from each other

Models, lawyers and designers learn from each other

By Demetria Irwin

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

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

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

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Iyanla Vanzant Goes No Holds Barred With Evelyn Lozada

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

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

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Marsha Ambrosius: “I Have An Emotional Attachment To My Hair”

Singer gets emotional talking about her hair

Singer gets emotional talking about her hair

By Sasha King

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Boris Kodjoe Talks New Role, Family Life and Entrepreneurship

Actor, father and philanthropist balances it all

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

By Kenya N. Byrd

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Michael Ealy Talks New Movie, Ideal Dates

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

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

By Demetria Irwin

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Traveling Alone? Here’s 7 Tips for Solo International Adventures

Preparation is the key to having a successful solo vacation abroad

There are many reasons as to why you would want to travel alone.

By Demetria Irwin

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Nollywood actress Funke Akindele was a co-host and winner at the Nigerian Entertainment Awards. (Image: NEA)

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

Top African entertainers honored in film and music

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

By Janell Hazelwood

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Juicy’s Flavor: Health and Wealth Through Hair Loss

La'Tila Abbott's alopecia diagnosis inspired her to start a business

La’Tila Abbott’s alopecia diagnosis inspired her to start a business

By Starrene Rhett

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UBR Spotlight: Award-Winning Designer Kevan Hall

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

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable: Fashion designer Kevan Hall and small business consultant…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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The inspirational guru makes her TV return with 'Fix My Life' on OWN

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

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

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

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Happy Birthday to Actress, Mom and Fashionista Taraji P Henson

Taraji P Henson always has something interesting for the red carpet

 

Taraji P. Henson, the Oscar-nominated actress best known for those expressive eyes (think Diana Ross,…

By Demetria Irwin

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Cullen Jones on Olympic Fame, Fashion and the Ideal Woman

Cullen Jones is more than just the 'good guy' on the Olympic swim team

Cullen Jones is more than just the ‘good guy’ on the Olympic swim team

By Demetria Irwin

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Jay-Z Blasts Occupy Wall Street Movement

Do you want to hear political statements from music artists?

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

By Demetria Irwin

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New York Fashion Week: Top Talent at Harlem’s Fashion Row

Fashion industry who's who preview clothing lines to watch

Harlem’s Fashion Row, partnered with Mariott International, presented a pop-up shop at the Renaissance New…

By Christian Law

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Tracy Reese, Michelle Obama Dress Designer, Shines at NYFW

Tracy Reese's fall line is full of texture and color

Tracy Reese’s fall line is full of texture and color

By Demetria Irwin

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Rapper/Producer Consequence Talks Career Post-Kanye West

Consequence is excited about his Pooch Hall collaboration

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

By Chantell Black

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

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

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

By Andrew Wadium

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Dwyane Wade Details Custody Battle in New Book

Dwyane Wade offers brutal honesty in his new memoir

Dwyane Wade offers brutal honesty in his new memoir

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Junior Bridgeman: From The NBA Hardwood To The Boardroom

The NBA helped him make a living, but his morals and values helped him make a life

The NBA helped him make a living, but his morals and values helped him make…

By Raynard Jackson

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Capturing that Back-To-School Excitement for Grown-Ups

No school? No kids? No problem. Have a fun autumn for adults.

 
Why should kids and college students be the only ones enjoying that rush of back-to-school…

By Demetria Irwin

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Tyrese Gibson on Filmmaking and Picking Up Where Jodeci Left Off

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

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

By Shydel James

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Preview Our World: All Access Interview with Ledisi

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

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

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Dr. Ian Smith’s New Book Reveals ‘The Truth About Men’

What did Dr. Ian Smith say is the biggest physical turn-off for men?

Dr. Ian Smith uses statistics, interviews and analysis to reveal the inner-workings of the male…

By Starrene Rhett

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19th Annual Black Enterprise/Pepsi Golf & Tennis Challenge Kicks Off

The annual business-meets-leisure event is off to a sizzling start

The 2012 Black Enterprise/Pepsi Golf and Tennis Challenge is here! Hundreds of executives, entrepreneurs, artists,…

By Mia N. Hall

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#GT2012: Meet The Reigning Champions of The Golf & Tennis Challenge

Winners of the coveted Purple Jacket include a teen prodigy, a Super Bowl champion, a corporate league team captain and a tennis association president

A golf prodigy, Super Bowl champion, corporate league team captain, and tennis association president go…

By Mia N. Hall

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Robin Roberts to Begin Medical Leave Friday

The “GMA” coanchor, who is fighting rare blood disorder MDS (myelodysplastic syndrome), will begin medical leave on Friday

Robin Roberts announced Monday she will begin her medical leave after Friday’s show.

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#GT2012: Golf Apparel CEO Anthony Shareef Hits The Sweet Spot

Founder of the first black-owned golf apparel manufacturer talks the business of golf and why he's attending the Challenge for the 12th time.

Engineering a plan to work full time in the industry of the sport he loved…

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

Co-producer Matthew Morgan talks black cultural movement

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

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

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

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

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How to Uncover Your Roots With a Genealogy Trip

New York Times best-selling author Lalita Tademy shares tips

Start with the resources you have on hand before you embark on trip to find…

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Exercise is a Great Way To Control Weight, Feel Good and Reach Goals

Consistent exercise can improve overall health and wellness

Losing weight can be a challenge, but regular exercise can make it much easier.

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Oprah’s Rihanna Interview Earns Second Highest OWN Ratings

'Oprah's Next Chapter' continues its ratings streak

‘Oprah’s Next Chapter’ continues its ratings streak

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Viola Davis ‘Won’t Back Down’ from Controversy

Viola Davis new film, Won't Back Down, surrounded by controversy.

The film, which is said to be based on true events, has garnered attention from…

By Sasha King

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Catching Up with Downtown Julie Brown

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

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

By Joel Lyons

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LL Cool J Attacks Intruder in His Home

Rapper takes down unsuccessful robber

Rapper takes down unsuccessful robber

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Kanye West, Nicki Minaj to Judge American Idol?

More rumored acts to judge singing competition

More rumored acts to judge singing competition

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Michael Strahan to Be Named Kelly Ripa’s New Co-Host

Former NFL Giant is said to fill the seat of Regis Philbin

The former NFL Giant is said to fill the seat of Regis Philbin

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National Urban League Blasts Nike’s $315 Lebron Sneaker

Analysts say brand's shoe prices rising across the board

Company’s overall shoe hikes will be seen across the board, as basketball superstar’s shoe may…

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CEO Derrick Godfrey Scores a Slam Dunk at iHoops

CEO leads joint venture between NBA and NCAA to improve youth basketball

iHoops CEO Derrick Godfrey leads joint venture between NBA and NCAA to improve youth basketball

By Joel Lyons

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Cool Jobs: Katrina Leonce Adds Creative Marketing to Sports Arena

PR vet loves work of investing in athletes' success during and post game

Public relations vet and entrepreneur Katrina Leonce finds joy in expanding and propelling careers of…

By Christian Law

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Usain Bolt: “Not Competing In London Until They Change Tax Rules”

Britain taxes too much says the world's fastest man

Britain taxes too much says the world’s fastest man

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Doctor Uses Black Hair Salons To Encourage Healthy Living

Dr. Reed Tuckson explored if black women were spending as much time on their health as they do on their hair

Dr. Reed Tuckson explored if black women were spending as much time on their health…

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Paul Carrick Brunson: King of ‘Lovetown USA’

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

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

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#GT2012: Football, Flirting and Fun Is Jersey Girl Sports’ Triple Threat

Entrepreneurs Angela Davis and Marcelle English engage female sports fans while mining opportunities for corporate partnerships

Angela Davis and Marcelle English, partners in Jersey Girl Sports (JGS), an Atlanta-based media and…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Preview Our World: Music Industry Titan Quincy Jones

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

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

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Nike Embraces the Interactive Era

The sportswear and equipment giant reveals it’s more than the “just do it” slogan and Swoosh logo in the digital age

With Nike’s digital focused division expanding to include more employees and moving into a larger…

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Venus Williams Launches New Designs in Active-Wear Line

Entrepreneur and tennis pro adds bold pieces for men

Tennis pro and entrepreneur Venus Williams expands clothing line, EleVen, with bold dresses, polo shirts,…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Laz Alonso Takes on the World As Black Atlas Ambassador

Actor to blaze an international trail for American Airlines site

Laz Alonso has a new gig with popular travel site BlackAtlas.com.

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Gabby Douglas: U.S. Olympic Gymnast With a (Multimillion-Dollar) Wholesome Brand

Industry experts expect the 16-year-old to score endorsement deals with premium brands outside of her current deal with P&G

As the first African American to win the Olympic women’s gymnastics all-around and team gold…

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Cool Jobs: Kimberly Holland, Manager to the (Olympic) Stars

CEO of Icon Management represent best of best in Track & Field

Kimberly Holland, a fierce female who represents the who’s who in Track & Field, overcoming…

By Gil Robertson

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

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

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

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Submit Your Vote for the UnitedHealthcare Healthy Challenge

Have you voted yet?

For the past 2 months, Black Enterprise and UnitedHealthcare have been promoting the Healthy Challenge…

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Free!! Books of the Week – Summer Reads

Free summer reads. Enter on our BE Rewarded site for a chance to read memoirs and general fiction books.

Whether you are having a staycation at home, a jaunt to the beach, or sightseeing…

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6 Career Lessons From Your Workout Routine

Holistic Health Coach Suncear Scretchen applies fitness tips to help with career goals.

Holistic Health Coach Suncear Scretchen applies fitness tips to help with career goals.

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Reel Talk with Charles Dutton about ‘The Obama Effect’

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

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

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Jay-Z to Serve As Executive Producer of ‘NBA2K13’

The Brooklyn-born rapper and entrepreneur adds executive producer to his accomplishments with upcoming “NBA2K13” game

Multi-platinum selling rapper-turned-entrepreneur Jay-Z is venturing into new waters with his latest business endeavor. It…

By Janel Martinez

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Motivational Monday: Live Your Life With Passion and Purpose

Do you have the courage to start living your life of passion right now?

People often assume everyone who is waiting, wanting or needing to make a major career…

By S. Tia Brown

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Sophistication: How to Entertain with Scotch

It’s National Scotch Day! Check out our Scotch whisky guide for beginners.

Who said Scotch is only for hoity-toity businessmen, who rock smoking jackets and puff on…

By Shydel James

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

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

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

By Ashley Calloway

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

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

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

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Not knowing how to sell your company will hinder your progress, especially at an event where you will be interacting with clients or potential customers hours at a time.

#GT2012: How To Use Golf To Advance Business Relationships

Golf Quests Inc. CEO Ty DeLavallade gives advice on how to promote your company without ruining the game for your foursome.

Golf Quest CEO Ty DeLevallade on what entrepreneurs should remember in order to effectively use…

By Mia N. Hall

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The Game Changers Project: Positive Portrayals of Black Men

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

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

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“We want our users to push themselves instead of just cheering on,” said Richard Wang, founder and owner of Fitocracy.  The online game and social network combines role-playing game (RPG) elements and fitness tracking to drive and motivate users to shed the pounds. The network helps you track your progress through the points system. Users who level up will gain numerous points, unlock achievements and quests, and, ultimately, lose weight.  Participants who do exceptionally well can be highlighted as a group leader among their fitness friends, and can opt-in to share their latest accomplishments with their Facebook and Twitter community. Available in the iTunes App Store, the app is compatible with various mobile devices: iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad; requires iOS 4.0 or higher.

Forget a Personal Trainer, 7 Get-Fit Apps to Keep You Healthy

Don’t let calorie counting get the best of you! These apps have revolutionized healthy living—one exercise routine and meal at a time

With numerous health-related tech tools out on the market, BlackEnterprise.com tech columnist Hajj Flemings suggests…

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

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

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

By BLACK ENTERPRISE EVENTS

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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

By S. Tia Brown

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Adesola Osakalumi: Broadway’s New ‘Fela’

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

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

By Shydel James

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

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

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

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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…

By Raynard Jackson

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

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

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

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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…

By S. Tia Brown

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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…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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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…

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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…

By Anslem Samuel

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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…

By Christasia Wilson

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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…

By Sasha King

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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…

By Suncear Scretchen

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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…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Proposed design of National Museum of African American History and Culture (Courtesy of Adjaye Associates)

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…

By Derek T. Dingle

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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…

By Anslem Samuel

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Gina McCauley, founder of What About Our Daughters and the Blogging While Brown conference

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…

By Chloe Hilliard

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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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Women of Power

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Women of Power: 10 Entrepreneurs at the Top of Their Game

With research showing women as the leading forces in entrepreneurship, we rounded up a list…

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leaders in fashion

Women of Power: Top 10 Leaders in the Fashion Industry

As New York Fashion Week continues, we’ve rounded up 10 power women of color in…

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