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Black History Month: Updates Around the Country

Here are the latest updates for Black History Month coverage taking place across the country

Here are the latest updates of Black History Month, from events and television shows to…

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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

[Op-Ed] The Academy Awards and Diversity

The check-the-box mentality is all too common in many aspects of business

The racial and ethnic composition of the Academy does not reflect the American movie going…

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2016 ABFF AWARDS

American Black Film Festival Awards Recap

News and views from the 2016 ABFF Awards

ABFF Awards: A Celebration of Hollywood, aired on BET and Centric Tuesday, February 23rd…

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Dennis “3D” Scott Leaps From the Basketball Court to Television

Record-holding NBA 3-point shooter and TNT broadcaster talks about changing roles

Dennis Scott talks his new site, smooth transition from the court to his own TV…

By Mia N. Hall

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Black History Month: American Girl Launching Civil Rights-Era Doll

Melody tells children story of everyday people as part of fighting for equality in the 1960s

In celebrating Black History Month and its 30th anniversary, American Girl is introducing a doll…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Tracing Her Roots: Kathryn Buford Finds Strength and Clarity

"When you know who you are, not just anything or anyone can knock you off your game"

When I got my results in the mail, I didn’t open them right away. I…

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ABFF Awards: A Groundbreaking Celebration of Black Hollywood

An evening dedicated to honoring the impact of African Americans in film and television

Last night America got a chance to experience all of the black star magic with…

By Safon Floyd

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Combatting #OscarsSoWhite: Russell Simmons Launching All Def Movie Awards

Tony Rock set to host; 'Straight Outta Compton,' 'Beasts of No Nation' among Best Film nominees

With Oscars diversity under scrutiny, Russell Simmons has decided to level the playing field with…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Black History Canada: 8 Famous and Influential Northern Neighbors of Color

Famous and influential leaders in heatlhcare, politics, sports, and more

In celebrating Black History Month, here’s a snapshot of black Canadian leaders who have made…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Host Mike Epps Talks About the Importance of ABFF Awards

"As black artists, we have to continue to open up other doors and avenues for ourselves"

With ABFF Awards: A Celebration of Hollywood, airing tonight on BET, we sat down with…

By Kali Wilder

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The Two Black Chefs Heating Things Up in San Francisco

Chef Banks White and Chef Pierre Tumlin are making names for themselves in the Bay Area

Figuring out where to dine is a decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. And if…

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Black History Month: Then and Now in Sports

Wilt Chamberlain paved the way for future players of color

Throughout Black History Month, Black Enterprise is honoring past pioneers and current day history-makers in…

By Cristie Leondis

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2016 ABFF AWARDS

ABFF Awards Celebrates Black Film and TV Tomorrow on BET

A Celebration of Hollywood TOMORROW, Feb. 23 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

ABFF Awards: A Celebration of Hollywood,” hosted by actor and comedian Mike Epps and…

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The 2016 ABFF Awards: Black Hollywood at its Finest

Hundreds of notables in black film and television turned out for the event

It was a night of inspiration and uplift as hundreds of stars from Hollywood gathered…

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Carnival Cruise Line Steps Up to Support Military Families

Operation Homefront Campaign raises funds and highlights personal stories of military families

Carnival Cruise line’s campaign will raise funds for Operation Homefront and highlight personal stories of…

By Kandia Johnson

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Black History Month: Order of African American Nuns Celebrates 100 Years of Service

The Franciscan Handmaids of the Most Pure Heart of Mary started as a social mission and expanded

An order of black nuns in Harlem N.Y.—one of only three original orders of its…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Octavia Spencer & Taraji P. Henson Co-Starring in Film About Black Women Space Pioneers

Fox 2000's 'Hidden Figures' set for release in 2017

Octavia Spencer has landed a role in Fox 2000’s “Hidden Figures,” co-starring with Taraji P.…

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Academy of Motion Pictures Suing Gift Bag Company

Oscars organization says company offering $200,000 swag bag is infringing on trademark

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against Distinctive…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Black Musical Debuts in Los Angeles

The gospel drama continues to be rich theatre fodder

#TheLOVESHACK which was written, produced and directed by ‪Paul D. Hannah and co-produced by ‪Kimberley…

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Comcast Launches New Xfinity On Demand Destination Featuring ABFF Curated Film Collection

There's a special focus on stories from independent black filmmakers

Today, Comcast announced a Black History Month celebration with a special focus on stories from…

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