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LeBron James Opts Out Of Contract; Countdown To Cleveland Return Imminent ‘Think Like A Man Too’ Big Business At ABFF and Box Office [RECAP] ‘Da Sweet Blood Of Jesus’ At ABFF Rick Ross Blocked from Detroit Venue Cast of Spike Lee’s ‘Da Sweet Blood of Jesus’ Weigh in on the Film at ABFF In New York How to Apply Feng Shui to Your Office Space USA vs. Portugal: ESPN’s Highest-Rated World Cup Match The Sports Résumé: Tools Needed to Secure a Job in the Industry Jeff Friday Announces Foundation Support For Black Artists At ABFF Cadillac Event [RECAP] Black Enterprise Previews Walmart’s 2014 Holiday Season 10 Amazing Animals From Disney World’s Wild Africa Trek Baltimore African American Festival: Day Two Highlights Mo’Nique and Isaiah Washington Star In And Produce Gay Indie Film [PHOTOS] Baltimore African American Festival: Day One The Fall Experimental Football League to Debut in October Ava DuVernay’s ‘Selma’ Biopic To Be Released Christmas 2014 10 Video Game Podcasts You Should Know About Day Two of the Baltimore African American Festival Begins Because of You: A Conversation with Phylicia and Condola Rashad at ABFF Hollywood’s Leading Men Talk the Influence of Black Males in Media at ABFF African American Festival: Young Military Serviceman Wins Elevator Pitch Contest African American Festival: Business Star Kwame Jackson Talks Black Male Leadership African American Festival Kicks Off With Empowerment 10 Fun Facts About Golf Think Like A Man’s Will Packer: 5 Keys To Success Career v. 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LeBron James Opts Out Of Contract; Countdown To Cleveland Return Imminent

Could #6 be returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers?!

Breaking news from LeBron James‘ agent, Richie Paul, as the two-time champion has declared he’ll…

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‘Think Like A Man Too’ Big Business At ABFF and Box Office

Photo highlights from the 2014 American Black Film Festival

Photo highlights from the 2014 American Black Film Festival

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[RECAP] ‘Da Sweet Blood Of Jesus’ At ABFF

Film was controversial and gory, but how was the experience?

This past Sunday (June 22) marked the closing day of the American Black Film Festival.…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Rick Ross Blocked from Detroit Venue

Rapper says he was ‘in fear of his life’

Rick Ross did not make it to his scheduled performance at Detroit’s HOT 107.5 Summer…

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Cast of Spike Lee’s ‘Da Sweet Blood of Jesus’ Weigh in on the Film at ABFF In New York

Spike Lee, cast and crew discuss film, ABFF and Kickstarter funding

Spike Lee, cast and crew discuss movie, ABFF and Kickstarter funding for ‘Da Sweet Blood…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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How to Apply Feng Shui to Your Office Space

Learn how a few simple changes to your space can positively alter your work experience.

Is there something that you would like to change at work but don’t know where…

By Yvelette Stines

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USA vs. Portugal: ESPN’s Highest-Rated World Cup Match

Match beats 7.0 rating for US initial World Cup run against Ghana

The US team nearly won when they were up 2-1 with under 30 seconds left…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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The Sports Résumé: Tools Needed to Secure a Job in the Industry

Resources to enhance your chances of landing a gig

How to secure a sports industry job.

By George Bowser, Jr.

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Jeff Friday Announces Foundation Support For Black Artists At ABFF Cadillac Event

Our films really matter and are part of the mainstream

Tonya Lewis Lee, Jeff Friday, and actor Eriq La Salle discuss the changing landscape of…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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[RECAP] Black Enterprise Previews Walmart’s 2014 Holiday Season

Check out what's hot in product offerings for the big-box store

Black Enterprise was welcomed by America’s largest retail store to preview Walmart’s upcoming 2014 holiday…

By Kevin L. Clark

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10 Amazing Animals From Disney World’s Wild Africa Trek

Get a safari experience close to home

This privately guided VIP tour brings you into close contact with the animals at Disney’s…

By Alisa Gumbs

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Baltimore African American Festival: Day Two Highlights

More empowerment and entertainment as Brandy closed out with a bang

Day two of the African American Festival in Baltimore, Maryland continued with more food, fun…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Mo’Nique and Isaiah Washington Star In And Produce Gay Indie Film

"Blackbird" is an important coming of age story

“Blackbird,” starring actors Mo’Nique and Isaiah Washington, is an important coming of age story.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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[PHOTOS] Baltimore African American Festival: Day One

Check out the action at the Baltimore African American Festival

Check out the action during the first day of the Baltimore African American Festival.

By Patrick Austin

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The FXFL Debuts this fall

The Fall Experimental Football League to Debut in October

New league hopes to be a developmental one for NFL

The FXFL will field teams are in the New York and Boston areas, Austin, Texas,…

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Ava DuVernay’s ‘Selma’ Biopic To Be Released Christmas 2014

David Oyelowo stars as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

David Oyelowo stars as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in a biopic directed by Ava…

By Kevin L. Clark

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10 Video Game Podcasts You Should Know About

A must-read list for any professed gamer.

Check out these names and voices for the coolest video game podcasts.

By Kevin L. Clark

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Day Two of the Baltimore African American Festival Begins

More fun, more empowerment and more entertainment for a sunny event

The Baltimore African American Festival continues today with more empowerment, more fun and more concerts.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Because of You: A Conversation with Phylicia and Condola Rashad at ABFF

Star Jones led discussion on motherhood and career choices with TV royalty

The 18th American Black Film Festival presented “Because of You,” a conversation with Phylicia &…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Hollywood’s Leading Men Talk the Influence of Black Males in Media at ABFF

Actors Morris Chestnut, Omari Hardwick and Stephen Bishop talk black men in Hollywood

Actors Morris Chestnut, Omari Hardwick and Stephen Bishop talk black men in Hollywood at ABFF’s…

By Courtney Connley

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African American Festival: Young Military Serviceman Wins Elevator Pitch Contest

Anthony Dale, founder of Social Impact Collective, comes out the victor

At the Baltimore African American Festival, entrepreneurs participated in elevator pitch contest, with judges including…

By Janell Hazelwood

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African American Festival: Business Star Kwame Jackson Talks Black Male Leadership

"Apprentice" alumnus and entrepreneur details how to get past 'no' for the win

At the Baltimore African American Festival, BlackEnterprise.com talked with featured guest Kwame Jackson on black…

By Janell Hazelwood

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African American Festival Kicks Off With Empowerment

Crowds gather for inspiration, excitement and family fun

On June 21, 2014, the African American Festival in Baltimore kicked off with vendors, giveaways…

By Janell Hazelwood

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10 Fun Facts About Golf

What do you know about this sport?

Fun fact about golf: The modern game of golf originated in 15th-century Scotland.

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Think Like A Man’s Will Packer: 5 Keys To Success

Hollywood power player details what it takes to win

Hollywood hitmaker Will Packer, who has grossed more than $598 million worldwide, at the box…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Career v. Relationship: Watch an Exclusive Clip of Bravo’s ‘Married to Medicine’

Catch a sneak peek of this weekend's episode debate on careers and relationships

Watch an exclusive clip of Sunday’s ‘Married to Medicine’ episode where a heated debate ensues…

By Courtney Connley

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HBO to Air Beyonce Concert Series

HBO to Air Beyoncé Concert Series

'Beyonce: X10' can be viewed from June 29th

Beyonce’s HBO series will chronicle performances from superstar’s Mrs. Carter Show World Tour over the…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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D'Angelo will Release An Album This Year

D’Angelo Releasing New Album and Tour This Year

His manager, Kevin Liles, tells Billboard magazine of the plans

It’s been more than 14 years since D’Angelo released ‘Voodoo’ and the audience is still…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Netflix To Create Original Talk Show With Chelsea Handler

Has the shock jock revolutionized late-night talk shows?

Former late-night talk show queen Chelsea Handler is moving on to Netflix for all binge…

By Kevin L. Clark

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BET Sues Transgender Host B. Scott For $150,000

A judge previously ruled in favor of BET, and now B. Scott may have to pay

The war between B. Scott and BET has grown into a big brouhaha. Who will…

By Kevin L. Clark

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First Look: ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Cast Revealed

Introducing the World's Most Dangerous rap crew, N.W.A.

The world’s most dangerous rap crew is coming to the big screen as Dr. Dre…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Actress Lupita Nyong’o Covers Vogue

Actress speaks about recent paparazzi coverage

Actress Lupita Nyong’o discusses her new found fame and recent paparazzi adventures.

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Twitter Reacts To Angie Martinez Leaving Hot 97

"The Voice of New York" hangs it up after an illustrious career.

UPDATE: Charlamagne Da God just announced on The Breakfast Club that radio legend Angie Martinez…

By Kevin L. Clark

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U.S. Patent Office Cancels Washington Redskins Trademark

Name deemed 'disparaging to Native Americans'

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has canceled the Washington Redskins trademark registration.

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Hollywood Insider #3

Did you know that Misty Copeland has a New York Times best-selling book?

Misty Copeland is on a roll with a New York Times Best-selling book, “Life in…

By Gil Robertson

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Big Tigger: Utilizing That Entrepreneurial Spirit to Strengthen the Brand

'I’m always looking for and entertaining entrepreneurial ideas'

Big Tigger is STILL in the industry, thriving—two decades later—and it may take another 20…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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University of Miami Recruits 9-Year-Old Basketball Star

Young athlete gains national attention for basketball skills

Fourth-grader, Jaden Newman, gains the attention of University of Miami’s women’s basketball coach with her…

By Courtney Connley

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Report: McDonald’s America’s Least Favorite Fast Food Chain

The Golden Arches aren't liked that much by Americans

The Golden Arches aren’t really appreciated, as McDonald’s is voted America’s least favorite fast food…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Twitter Reacts To Jaden Smith’s ‘Iron Man’ Antics

The young Hollywood star was caught wilding out again

Jaden Smith was caught on camera wearing a cheaply made Iron Man suit.

By Kevin L. Clark

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Universal Pictures Announces The ‘Get On Up’ Tour

The funky, new biopic about James Brown is hitting the road.

The people who brought you “Despicable Me” and “Jurassic Park” are adding a bit of…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Will And Jada Smith Cleared By Child Protective Services

The Smith's were asked to keep an eye on Willow.

After racy photos of both Jaden and Willow Smith hit the Web, concerned fans and…

By Kevin L. Clark

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How To Unclutter Your Mind

The more cluttered our minds are, the more cluttered and chaotic our lives will be.

The reality is this: The more cluttered our minds are, the more cluttered and chaotic…

By Pervis Taylor, III

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Twitter Reacts To Disney’s Zendaya Cast As Aaliyah

The Disney star will star as Aaliyah in a new Lifetime biopic.

If you’ve been living underneath a rock for the past couple of days, Lifetime recently…

By Kevin L. Clark

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10 Reasons White People Think Racism Is Over

Is racism truly over? Speak on it below!

“Are we now in a post-racial America?” This is perhaps the number two question asked…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Anthony Anderson to Debut With Food Fest Nation on Food Network

The show premieres Monday, July 21st

The Food Network has announced that actor/comedian Anthony Anderson has his own prime time series…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Malia Obama Works on Set of Halle Berry’s Latest Project

Is this a sign that Malia Obama is headed to Hollywood?
According to The Wrap, the…

By Courtney Connley

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Univision Implicated In Nielsen Ratings Scandal

The largest Latino broadcast network is looking quite shady

A developing scandal involving Nielsen ratings has widened to include a Univision Communications radio executive…

By Kevin L. Clark

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USA Robot To Compete In World Cup Soccer Challenge

Marquette University's cybernetic creations will take the field in Brazil.

With the hype of the World Cup Tournament in full swing, Americans are focused on…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Tracey Morgan's Condition Upgraded

Tracy Morgan’s Condition Upgraded to Fair

Publicist reveals good news about the comedian's health

Tracey Morgan’s condition has been upgraded from critical to fair condition, his publicist said.

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Life Essentials With Ruby Dee Documentary

Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis Documentary Will Debut at ABFF

The film is directed by their grandson, Muta’Ali

Life’s Essentials with Ruby Dee, part tribute, part history lesson and part coming-of-age story, will…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Chris Spencer: How a Class Clown Became A Successful Businessman

'I was always the class clown but didn't know stand up would be my calling until my junior year in college'

I bet you didn’t know that he is partly responsible for the BET hit show,…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Teen Entrepreneur Chase Reed Opens Sneaker Pawn Shop

This 16-year-old created a business no one else thought to do

Teen entrepreneur Chase Reed has done what no other sneaker head or collector has thought…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Twitter Remembers Baseball Legend Tony Gwynn

The charismatic right fielder succumbed to cancer at age 54.

The sweet left-handed swing of Tony Gwynn will forever be remembered by Major League Baseball…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Baseball Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn, Dies At 54

'Mr. Padre' was inducted into the Pro Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility in 2007.

Major League Baseball Hall of Famer, Tony Gynn, has succumbed to cancer at the age…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Kentucky Fried Chicken Gives $30K To Pit Bull Attack Victim

KFC is offering monetary support to cover Victoria Wilcher's medical bills.

The Kentucky Fried Corporation is investigating allegations that a restaurant employee in Jackson, Mississippi, asked…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Miami Heat Victory Parade And Rally

30 Hilarious Memes From The NBA Finals

The Internets continued to slander LeBron and his team.

It was written in the stars after the San Antonio Spurs took a commanding 3-1…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Tina Charles Donates $50,000 to Charity

WNBA Player Tina Charles Donates Half Her Salary to Charity

"It's extremely important as in my past history people have given to me," Charles said

Charles has already raised $48,000 for the Hopey’s Heart Foundation to purchase 100 automatic external…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Russell Simmons Talks Fatherhood, Spirituality With Oprah Winfrey

Season finale of Super Soul Sunday airs Father's Day

Oprah sits down with media mogul turned spiritualist Russell Simmons, who shares the secret to…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Russell Westbrook Collaborating with Barneys

The collection will have its own hangtag — Westbrook XO Barneys New York

Barneys will unveil the collaboration with Russell Westbrook at a dinner in Paris

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Viola Davis Narrates Lion King at Harambe Nights

Viola Davis Leads Off Disney’s Harambe Nights

The Tony award-winning actress is the first celebrity narrator for the 20th anniversary production The Lion King: Concert in the Wild

Viola Davis narrates the premiere of The Lion King: Concert in the Wild at Harambe…

By Alisa Gumbs

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African American Festival Performer: 10 Facts about Elise Neal

What do you really know about the actress?

She made her Broadway debut in the short-lived, all-black revival of the Gershwin musical “Oh,…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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The Lion King: Concert in the Wild

Celebrate the Tales and Tastes of Africa at Harambe Nights

Disney honors 20th anniversary of The Lion King with a new production and an African street party

This summer Walt Disney World resort is rolling out a celebration unlike any other to…

By Alisa Gumbs

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10 First Tweets From Successful Black Businesspeople

Find out how these success stories began their journey on Twitter.

Being first is one of the initial rules you learn when you get into business.
In…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Chris Rock To Bring The ‘Black Plague’ In New Comedy Tour

Brooklyn's funny man hints how Yeezus inspired the name of his next comedy tour.

On Jimmy Fallon’s The Tonight Show, Chris Rock announced to his legion of fans that…

By Kevin L. Clark

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15 Powerful World Cup Photos From The Real Rio

With FIFA standing to make money, why hasn't it hit the barrios?

Record revenue is expected from this year’s World Cup in Brazil, with the estimated total…

By Kevin L. Clark

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10 Twitter Reactions To TerRio’s New Show

The Internet star hopes to "ooh, kill 'em" on TV.

With the popular Vine and Internet star having recently signed a deal to William Morris…

By Kevin L. Clark

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20 Years Ago: Twitter Remembers The O.J. Simpson Murder Trial

Social media reflects on the "Crime of the Century".

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Pro Basketball Players Bradley Beal And James Harden Attend Activision Booth At E3

E3 2014: Houston Rockets’ James Harden Plays ‘Destiny’

The Rockets' two-guard plays Call of Duty, too.

If you’re missing out on all the Electronic Entertainment Expo excitement (try saying that three…

By Kevin L. Clark

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10 Facts About The World Cup

Here are some things you may not have known about this popular sporting event

World Cup Brazil will generate $4 billion in total revenue for FIFA, or 66% more…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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The Sterlings Will Face Off in Court Regarding Sale of LA Clippers

Donald and Shelly are due in court July 7th to battle over control of the LA Clippers

The trial is expected to determine if Donald was properly removed as an administrator for…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Actress and Activist Ruby Dee Dead At 91

We honor her legacy as a shining example of Black excellence.

Stage and screen legend Ruby Dee passed away Wednesday (June 11) at the age of…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Black Fraternities and Sororities Petition Against Mona Scott-Young’s Latest Project

Reality show powerhouse stirs controversy amongst Black Greek letter organizations

Black fraternities and sororities petition against Mona Scott-Young’s latest project “Sorority Sisters”

By Courtney Connley

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The 30 Most Heartfelt #YesAllWomen Tweets You Should See

The real talk hashtag gives us a look at how women feel about misogyny.

 
The #YesAllWomen hashtag continues to trend as discussions bring light to the horrors that women…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Mayweather Tops Forbes List

Floyd Mayweather Tops 2014 List Of The World’s Highest-Paid Athletes

Pulled in an astounding $105 million in 2013

Floyd Mayweather is the top earning athlete on Forbes’ 2014 List Of The World’s Highest-Paid…

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Welcome Michael Jordan to the Billionaire Boys Club

Sorry, LeBron. Being number two isn't so bad.

If LeBron James had any hope of being the NBA’s first athlete-slash-billionaire, it seems that…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Airbnb To Bring ‘Sharing Economy’ To Brazil

The online room-sharing service hits just in time for World Cup.

Hoping to escape all the battles with authorities in the U.S., Airbnb is taking its…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Documentary ‘The New Black’ To Premier On PBS

Race and religion intersect in the battle for same-sex marriage and equality

Filmmaker Yoruba Richen

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Tyler Perry Comedy ‘Love Thy Neighbor’ Returns June 25

The series makes the rounds back at The Love Train Diner

The show is a half-hour comedy set at The Love Train Diner, a family run…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Will Packer Facts

Hollywood Insider #2

Will Packer is staying busy and find out which two new Bille Woodruff projects are coming to screen

What does it really take to successfully release a black film overseas?

By Gil Robertson

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The Aaron Fresh Interview on BlackEnterprise.com

Baltimore African American Festival Performer: Aaron Fresh

'Performing at the 15 city Teen Island Tour alongside Justin Beiber, My World Tour was an exciting experience'

In the future, expect to see Aaron Fresh on the World Stage singing, acting and…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Clippers’ Jamal Crawford Sells Mansion To Richard Sherman

The Super Bowl champ now owns a five acre, 9,435-square-foot residence.

The NBA’s reigning Sixth Man of the Year, Jamal Crawford, recently sold his Maple Valley,…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Stuart Scott Will Receive Jimmy V Award st The ESPYs

Stuart Scott Set to Receive Jimmy V Perseverance Award at 2014 ESPYs

Sports anchor is being rewarded for his fights with appendiceal cancer

Scott, who has and is battling cancer, was first diagnosed with appendiceal cancer in November…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Jean-Michel Basquiat’s ‘Downtown 81′ Remastered For VOD

SAMO's low budget comedy is available on June 24th.

One of the most important and influential artists of the late 20th Century, Jean-Michel Basquiat…

By Kevin L. Clark

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LeBron James' Starz show, Survivor's Remorse, Debuts Trailer

LeBron James Has ‘Survivor’s Remorse’

The official trailer for his Starz' sitcom debuted last night

The story follows Cam Calloway, a basketball phenom in his early twenties who is thrust…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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E3 2014: Sony Announces PlayStation TV Available This Fall

E3 has given gamers a reason to be excited.

Monday, June 9, Sony held its press conference at the 2014 Electronics Entertainment Expo. Better…

By Kevin L. Clark

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The 20 Best Kanye-Fidence Quotes To Build Self-Confidence

Use these inspirational words to boost your business acumen.

Being a businessman requires deft skills, intellect, charisma, showmanship, and confidence.
If you are lacking any…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Cast Announced for New Tyler Perry Show

The name of the new series is “If Loving You is Wrong”

The new series, premiering September 2014, follows the relationships of a group of husbands and…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Iconic Director Kenny Leon Wins First Career Tony Award For A Raisin In The Sun

Next up is Holler If Ya Hear Me based on music of Tupac

Kenny Leon won his first career Tony on Sunday night for best director for the…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Time Warner Interested In Buying VICE Media For $1 Billion

Is Time Warner's deal to buy VICE Media worth it?

Reportedly, cable conglomerate Time Warner is interested in purchasing a large stake in Vice Media.
Described…

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Defy Media To Buy Viacom Gaming Assets

The company looks to leverage their gaming audience for YouTube.

In the world of digital media, assets are essential for big businesses to maintain their…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Jordan Brand Plans to Announce $25K High School Winner, Friday, June 13

The A's for J's program rewards high achievers in Math, Science and English.

The pilot program which kicked off in January, rewards high achievers in Math, Science and…

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Michael Jordan Surprises Charlotte Elementary Students [VIDEO]

The reactions from the students (and adults) were priceless.

North Carolina native Michael Jordan is known for his charitable efforts throughout his NBA career.…

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15 Twitter Reactions To Donald Sterling Reneging

Is Donald suffering from dementia? Or just plain stupidity?

It appears that Donald Sterling has withdrawn his support from a deal to sell the…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Donald Sterling Changes His Mind—Again

"The Team is not for sale. From the onset, I did not want to sell the Los Angeles Clippers."

Sterling is pulling his support for the sale of his team to Steve Ballmer and…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Halle Berry Will Pay $16,000 Child Support

Halle Berry to Pay $16,000 Monthly in Child Support

Actress ordered to pay ex-model beau

A Los Angeles court has stated that the actress must pay Aubry $16,000 a month…

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Four New Tech Items Revolutionizing Senior Living

It is our duty to take care of our elders.

Baby Boomers are now reaching their golden years, and as their offspring, we’re entrusted with…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Shaquille O’Neal Sells House For Only $10

Would you sell your gigantic house for a ten spot?!

When you’re 7-foot-2 and need almost everything in the world custom-made to your liking, it…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Don Cheadle Announces IndieGogo Campaign For Miles Davis Biopic

The celebrated actor plans on bringing Miles Davis to the masses through crowd-sourcing.

With a goal of raising $325,000 by July 6, actor Don Cheadle is hoping his…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Kevin Roper Was Up 24 Hours before Tracy Morgan accident

Driver Charged in Tracy Morgan Crash Was Awake for 24 Hours

Morgan still listed in critical condition

Kevin Roper, the Wal-Mart driver responsible for the crash that involved comedian, Tracey Morgan, hadn’t…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Audra McDonald wins 6th Tony Award

Audra McDonald Makes Broadway History

Actress wins her 6th Tony Award creating milestone

Last night’s win was the 6th time Audra McDonald’s name was called to receive the…

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The 18th ABFF Releases Official Screening Schedule for This Year’s Festival

Think Like A Man Too and Da’ Sweet Blood of Jesus are the opening and closing films

The multifaceted themes of the roster of films are reflective of ABFF’s new backdrop, New…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Yaya Dacosta Will Play Whitney Houston

Yaya DaCosta Cast As Whitney Houston In Lifetime Movie

Angela Bassett on board to direct her first film

The movie is due to debut in 2015

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Review: Postcards From Cookie By Caroline Clarke

Unsought revelations about the author's adoption triggers a joyful and challenging expansion of the definition and experience of family.

Unsought revelations about the author’s adoption—including her connection to a legendary entertainer—triggers a joyful and…

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Lupita Nyong’o Will Produce Americanah

Will turn Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel into a feature film

“It is such an honor to have the opportunity to bring Ms. Adichie’s brilliant book…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Brian McKnight Makes California’s Delinquent Taxpayers List

The Grammy award winning singer-songwriter opens up about being in debt.

The story of Brian McKnight has included Billboard No.1 chart toppers, ASCAP and Grammy awards,…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Jadeveon Clowney Signs Rookie Contract

Jadeveon Clowney Signs Contract with Houston Texans

Becomes the first of this year's top three picks to sign

Clowney gets $22.272 million guaranteed, including a $14.518 million signing bonus.

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Ryan Leslie Introduces Disruptive Media

Ryan Leslie Introduces Disruptive Multimedia

'This is a revolutionary model for audiences to be able to communicate with their favorite artists.'

Ryan Leslie has developed a direct artist-to-fan platform

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Good Kid, Smart Money: Kendrick Lamar Buys Reasonable $523,500 California Home

Compton rapper spends his money wisely with latest purchase

Kendick Lamar proves that he knows the value of a dollar and smart investment with…

By Courtney Connley

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Sandals Foundation Celebrates 5 Years, Announces Partnership with Dwyane Wade

Will launch programs and initiatives to benefit youth in underserved communities in the Caribbean and Miami.

Together, The Sandals Foundation and Wade’s World Foundation will launch programs and initiatives to benefit…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Will Smith May Star As a Forensic Neuropathologist

If he signs on, he will play Dr. Bennet Omalu

Will Smith is in talks to star in a drama based on the GQ article,…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Barack Obama visits Poland

Poland Leaks President Obama Workout Footage [VIDEO]

Witness the strongest Commander-in-Chief the world has ever seen.

Hotel residents in Warsaw witnessed President Barack Obama doing his part to support First Lady…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Donald Sterling Agrees to Drop Lawsuit

Is Sterling Finally Agreeing to the Sale of the Clippers?

The LA Clippers owner agrees to drop lawsuit against the NBA

“He will sign off,” Maxwell Blecher, Sterling’s lawyer said. “Only he knows why.”

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Revolt TV

Almost a year later, we spotlight some unique aspects of the company.

On October 21, 2013, Sean “Diddy” Combs and Keith Clinkscales fulfilled their dream of bringing…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Civil Rights Leaders Discuss Diversity in the NBA

"There must be serious dialogue around ownership and business engagement in the black community," says Sharpton

Civil Rights Leaders meet with NBA Commissioner, Adam Silver to discuss diversity in the NBA

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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For Super Bowl 50, NFL Switching from Roman Numerals

Reverts back to standard numbers for 2015

The NFL is celebrating the 50th Super Bowl

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Swizz Beatz Joins Monster as Investor, Board Member

CEO Status: 6 Career Lessons from Swizz Beatz Breakfast Club Interview

Award-winning producer schools millennials on the importance of ownership

Producer Swizz Beatz stopped by The Breakfast Club to talk about his enrollment in Harvard…

By Courtney Connley

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Malcolm Jenkins: Charting the Course Between Work, Entrepreneurship and Charitable Efforts

'I know what it means to invest in others and how that investment can be life changing'

I have a responsibility to our youth to be a positive role model. I’m…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Hollywood Insider

What really happened at the Arsenio Hall Show? Where did Oprah make an appearance recently?

Filming is underway in Trinidad and Tobago on the upcoming comedy “GROWN GIRLS GETAWAY,” starring…

By Gil Robertson

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ABFF’s Founder Jeff Friday to Ring Closing Bell at NASDAQ Today, June 4

Commemorates the 18th ABFF taking place in New York City

Jeff will be joined by actresses Tika Sumpter and Condola Rashad, as well as entertainment…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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The 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Michael Jackson, Inc.

The late, great King of Pop not only had great moves, but excellent business acumen.

Millions of people loved and adored Michael Jackson. His scintillating dance moves, his crisp timing,…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Bring your own lunch and use recyclable containers. Making your own instead of ordering a $10 lunch can definitely save pennies, but also, when you make your own lunch in recyclable containers, you help to ensure that plastics won't end up polluting an ocean or river near you.

Share our Strength Uses Smartphones to Help Eliminate Child Hunger

Campaign uses smartphones to help feed kids in need

In response to kids missing meals when school is out, Share our Strength is using…

By Courtney Connley

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The ABFF

The American Black Film Festival: 10 Facts About The ABFF

Check out some things you may not have known about The ABFF

What do you really know about the actual festival?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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“An African City” Major Players Talk Business, Ghana And More

Nicole Amarteifio, Millie Monyo, and actress Esosa E breakdown getting sponsors, developing Ghana's entertainment hub and, of course, "The Belly Button Test".

Created by Nicole Amarteifo and Millie Monyo, An African City, has hit viral proportions. The…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Usain Bolt Auctions off Spikes

Usain Bolt’s 2013 Training Shoes Up For Auction

The auction takes place during Caribbean Week New York

The spikes are autographed by Bolt, with one of his two aliases, ‘UGO’, written on…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Tyra Banks Lands New Daytime Talk Show Deal

Supermodel turned business mogul makes a return to daytime television

America’s Next Top Model creator, Tyra Banks, inks new daytime talk show deal with Disney-ABC

By Courtney Connley

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Maya Angelou Memorial Service Will Be at Wake Forest

Will take place at Wake Forest University’s Wait Chapel on Saturday, June 7 at 10 a.m.

Dr. Maya Angelou’s family has arranged a private memorial service in Wake Forest University’s Wait…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Lupita Nyong’o is Cast in ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

Academy Award winner continues her rise with new role

According to Entertainment Weekly, Lupita Nyong’o will be in the next installment of the “Star…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Forbes names Michelle Obama in their top 100 most powerful women

Michelle Obama Lands in Top 10 on The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women

The First Lady comes in at number 8

Michelle Obama is the highest ranked Black woman on this year’s list.

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Wendy Williams Opens Star-Studded All Female Comedy Affair in Las Vegas

New residency at The Venetian has girl power

Before Smokey Robinson brought Australian sensation Human Nature to the Sands Showroom at The Venetian…

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Nate McCray: ‘Being an African American Sports Agent To Me Is A Gift and Curse’

'I don’t just negotiate contracts for my clients. I am also responsible for increasing their marketability and branding'

It’s in my blood. I wanted to pursue a profession that I cherished, but…

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Treach will appear on VH1 Couples Therapy

Naughty By Nature’s Treach to Appear on ‘VH1 Couples Therapy With Dr. Jenn’

Will be on the show with girlfriend, Cicely Evans

The fifth season of “VH1 Couples Therapy with Dr. Jenn” premieres Wednesday, September 10 at…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Detox Tips for the Busy Professional

Nutritional Expert Coach P Care clears up some myths about detoxing

Master Cleanse, green juice detox, yoga cleanse, lemon water. Huh? How do I cleanse when…

By Coach P.

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First-Daughter Malia Attends Prom: Date “Classified”

Malia Obama comes of age, dresses in heels for Prom

Boy, time sure does fly. Why? Well, first daughter Malia recently attended her first prom.…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Aretha Franklin at Harvard

Aretha Franklin Receives Honorary Doctorate From Harvard

The Queen of Soul is added to the list of celebrities honored this graduation season

Aretha Franklin receives an Honorary Doctor of Arts degree from Harvard University and sings national…

By Courtney Connley

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Randy Wilkins: Protégé of Spike Lee

“[Spike] is definitely somebody who has helped my career, has helped my filmmaking skills, and he has helped me improve my craft”

“I’ve been in film for around 10 years now,” says Wilkins, who most recently was…

By The Shadow League

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Donald Sterling Agrees to Drop Lawsuit

Donald Sterling Reportedly Deemed ‘Mentally Incapacitated’

Shelly Sterling is declared the LA Clippers' franchise's sole trustee

Shelly Sterling, is the LA Clippers’ franchise’s sole trustee after experts declared Donald Sterling…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Michelle Obama Interviews Richard Sherman for Let’s Move Campaign

FLOTUS uses NFL star to help promote healthy eating

Michelle Obama and NFL superstar Richard Sherman team up to promote healthy eating in new…

By Courtney Connley

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Oprah To Pay Special Tribute To Maya Angelou

OWN airs encore presentations of conversations with the literary icon Sunday, June 1

Oprah Winfrey has sat down with her beloved mentor and internationally acclaimed author Maya Angelou…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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LA Clippers sold for $2 Billion

Steve Ballmer Will Purchase LA Clippers for $2 Billion

Sale is pending league approval

Ballmer has signed a binding agreement to buy the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Donald Sterling Agrees to Drop Lawsuit

Ex-Microsoft CEO Offers to Pay $1.8 Billion for LA Clippers

Steve Ballmer puts in a bid to purchase team from the Sterlings

Steve Ballmer has put in a $1.8 Billion bid to purchase the LA Clippers.

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Stacey Dash works for Fox News

Stacey Dash Hired by FOX News

'Clueless' actress has a stage to share her views

“Stacey is an engaging conversationalist whose distinctive viewpoints amongst her Hollywood peers have spawned national…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Risk and Reward: Clay Donahue Fontenot, One of the Most ‘Sought-After’ Stuntmen in the Business

Award-winning professional belongs to rare breed

Award-winning stuntman belongs to rare breed of professionals paid to risk personal safety during a…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Will Packer Facts

The American Black Film Festival: 10 Facts About Will Packer

What do you really know about the producer of Think Like A Man Too?

Will Packer’s first feature film Trois premiered at ABFF in 1999 and he has participated…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Top 10 Works of Maya Angelou

Here's a list of the literary icon's best work and must-reads in poetry and autobiographical books

All over the world people are mourning the death of a literary icon, Dr. Maya…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Helen Little

Helen Little: ‘Radio is More Like An Evolution of a Medium’

'With so many music delivery options today, you can be anywhere and listen to anything'

Radio was the first place people went for immediate, local information, the newest in music…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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President Obama Hosts Summit on Youth Sports Safety, May 29

The Administration will announce new commitments that will help better address concussions among students.

The President believes we can and must do better and the Administration is committed to…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Author Maya Angelou Dies at 86

Actress, composer, and Hollywood's first female black director

Maya Angelou, singer, dancer, actress, composer, and Hollywood’s first female black director, has died at…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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10 Facts About Producer Shonda Rhimes

Here’s a little trivia about the Scandal creator and ABC top earning African American female showrunner

Shonda Rhimes is best known as the creator, head writer, and executive producer of three…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Ted Lucas: Still Discovering Talent 20 Years Later

'I still get excited when I see raw talent that has the potential to become a huge star'

We’re preparing for Sebastian’s new R&B album Speechless, which drops in June. I’m confident music…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Jeff Friday is Bringing Hollywood to Independent Filmmaking

'I consider myself a change agent'

American Black Film Festival Founder Jeff Friday talks about the future of ABFF and independent…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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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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Women of Power: Pushing Past Fear To Make Your Next Career Move

At the Black Enterprise Women of Power summit, attendees learn how to push past fears…

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