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Before her foray into reality TV, Shaunie O’Neal was best known as NBA star Shaquille O’Neal’s wife, but the former Fox Film marketer and TV correspondent established her own identity once she began building her own entrepreneurial empire. She started in 2010 with the creation of VH1’s Basketball Wives, which became a breakout success. Eventually, O’Neal created her own production company entitled, Amirah Inc., and developed her second reality series, Football Wives before launching a shoe line with Chinese Laundry. With a net worth already estimated around $35 million, O’Neal should pad her pocketbook even further when she release her debut book, which she plans to release in the near future.

Basketball Wives Movie: Smart Business Move or Marketing Disaster?

Basketball Wives continues its run as a media juggernaut

When it was confirmed that Basketball Wives, the movie, will go into production, the news…

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Snoop Lion Will Star and Perform on ‘One Life To Live’

The show will feature the new theme show, written and produced by him as well as seeing him perform it on the show

What else does Snoop Lion have up his sleeve this year?

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Rihanna to Launch RiRi Woo with M.A.C Cosmetics

RiRi gets her M.A.C on....

Can this be a successful venture for RiRi?

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Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin Remembers Jackie Robinson

Doris Kearns Goodwin has followed baseball since she was six years old

“You just hope that blacks today understand the shoulders on which they stand.”

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Chicago Bluesman Jimmy Dawkins Dies at 76

The man known as "Fast Fingers" has passed on

Dawkins was known as part of Chicago’s West-Side sound

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Is Brad Paisley and LL Cool J’s ‘Accidental Racist’, Racist?

Brad Paisley was born in West Virginia

Country artist tries to reach out to Black America with ballad

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Simeon's Jabari Parker goes to his right against Andrew Wiggins, the No. 1 player in the Class of 2013. The Jordan Brand Classic was played at Brooklyn's Barclays Center Saturday night.

Star-Studded 12th Annual Jordan Brand Classic, Drake Makes Barclays Center Debut

Duke-bound Jabari Parker, Julius Randle win game co-MVP

Brooklyn’s Jordan Brand Classic is a big hit with fans, celebrities.

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Chaka Khan to be Inducted Into Apollo Legends Hall of Fame

The 60 year old wonder is having a fantastic 40th anniversary celebratory year with numerous honors and milestones

How much longer can the singer continue at the rate she is going?

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Jamie Foxx Will Write and Direct Horror Series for SyFy Channel

A 5-series horror anthology is on deck for the man of many talents

Is there anything Jamie Foxx can’t do?

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Top 5 Things MLB Can Learn From the NFL

A look at the numbers show there's growth potential for Major League Baseball

In 2011, the NFL made $3.3 billion in national ad support while the MLB only…

By Angela Davis

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Africa Has Its First Traditional Gay Wedding?

Video surfaces as Africa's possibly first traditional same-sex wedding.

Tshepo Cameron Modisane and Thoba Calvin Sithol, both 27, were married in South Africa.

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UltraViolet Demands Reebok Drop Rick Ross

Controversial lyrics by the rapper have already spurred protests and demands for the sneaker company to take action

Should Reebok drop Rick Ross over his alleged ‘date rape’ lyrics?

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Snoop Lion and MTV Form Another Gun Control Initiative

Hip-Hop is growing up and trying to stop the senseless violence going on in the neighborhoods

Will this gun initiative catch on with other celebrities and well-known Hip-Hop executives as well?

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Power Hitter: Legendary MLB Player Hank Aaron a Hit in Business Field

Baseball legend Hank Aaron scores big with his import dealerships

At Hank Aaron BMW in Union City, Georgia, you can smell it in the air

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The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2013 Inductees

Who is your favorite player on this list?

We are featuring 5 of the current Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2013 Inductees

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Kanye West Sued for Copyright Infringement in ‘Gold Digger’ Song

Rapper accused of illegally sampling David Pryor's voice in his 2005 hit.

David Pryor’s children claim Kanye West used his father’s voice without legal permission.

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Chris Rock Joins BET’s ‘Real Husbands of Hollywood’

Chris Rock says he regularly watched season one

Chris Rock to replace Robin Thicke in season two

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Beyoncé Named Honorary Met Gala Chair

It seems like Mrs. Carter is everywhere and it's not even June

Beyonce is named honorary chair for the Costume Institute Benefit at the Metropolitan Museum of…

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Rapper Maino Takes on Broadway Stage

The Brooklyn bred emcee tries his hand at a different profession

Do you think Maino can make a career in acting?

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Plaxico Burress Ordered to Sell His House

Football player owes $159,000 and has to satisfy his debt by selling home

Wide receiver must sell home to satisfy a debt

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