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Lee Campbell’s Natural-Wine Picks for Summer

NYC Sommelier selects affordable, natural wine in good taste

The highly regarded Sommelier is known for her unique wine selections that reflect her personal…

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ABFF Remembers ‘Boyz n the Hood’ with John Singleton

Filmmaker shares insight into what inspired him

ABFF remembers “Boyz n the Hood,” a story of a group of childhood friends in…

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[WATCH] 8 Fierce and Fabulous Female DJs

These hip-hop artists are breaking barriers in the music industry

Here are several African American female DJs breaking barriers in the music industry.

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Dad’s Photos of Daughter Inspired By Iconic Women

Marc Bushelle says he wanted to build his daughter's self-esteem

Photographer, Marc Bushelle, takes 11 photos of his daughter pictured as women from history.

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Sanaa Lathan to Star in ‘Flyy Girl’ Film Adaptation

Actress expected to executive produce Omar Tyree's classic novel

Actress, Sanaa Lathan, expected to star in and executive produce Omar Tyree’s classic novel Flyy…

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[WATCH] Ava DuVernay Revels in Being a ‘Black Woman Filmmaker’

The 'Selma' director shares why she's okay with the title

Ava DuVernay isn’t bothered by the label, ‘black woman filmmaker.’ As a matter of fact,…

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Save Money for Vacation This Summer

Stick to your budget and enjoy the luxuries of travel

Maintain your vacation budget with these cost-cutting tips from experts.

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Teacher Launches ‘I am Chocolatey Brown’ Movement

Author Stephanie Fleary hopes to empower children to love their brown skin

Stephanie Fleary writes a book to empower children to embrace their brown skin.

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Cadillac Shows Support For Young Black Filmmakers At ABFF

HBO Short winner Kiel Scott discusses his journey and relationship with Spike Lee

HBO Short Film winner Kiel Scott discusses his journey and relationship with Spike Lee during…

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African American Festival: Leading Ladies and the Modern Man

Influential speakers inspire festival-goers to strive for success

As you get ready to celebrate life, music, and black culture don’t forget to up…

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Filmmaker Delves into Cultural Obsession with the Black Woman’s Derriere

Kimberly Walker explores why black women are oversexualized

Award-winning filmmaker delves into uncanny cultural obsession with the black woman’s derriere

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African American Festival: Let’s Talk Love

Artist and guru talk black love at AAF

Take a moment to take in a powerful discussion on the truth and consequences of…

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[WATCH] Kenyan 6th-Grader Shares Poem at Women in the World Summit

Eunice Akoth says, "I have a dream, a dream that will not fail"

Eunice Akoth, Kenyan 6th-grader, delivers inspiring poem at Women in the World Summit in New…

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Love & Hip Hop ATL Star Margeaux Simms Kicks Off Gay PRIDE Event

The singer joins Ntozake Shange and other headliners at arts and film festival

Love & Hip Hop Atlanta Realty TV Star Margeaux (Margo) Simms is showing her support…

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3 Reasons Creative People Don’t Do Well in Corporate Jobs

Catherine Santino talks why routines challenge creatives

Elite Daily writer, Catherine Santino, gives three big reasons why creative people do not do…

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HBO Short Film Competition Finalists Share Insights

Writers/directors talk inspiration and African American films

Writers/directors talk inspiration and African American films at ABFF.

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[WATCH] Carmelo Anthony Acquires Soccer Team In Puerto Rico

The NBA superstar brings professional soccer to his father's homeland

The perennial NBA All Star and budding entrepreneur Carmelo Anthony became the owner of the…

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Mara and Salim Akil, Chris Spencer and Janine Sherman Barrois Talk Life of a Showrunner

Hollywood power players talk their rise to success behind the scenes

Hollywood’s leading creators, producers and writers talk about the key to their success at the…

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ABFF Day 3: Television and Media Expo

ABFF attendees get up close and personal with major Black TV networks

During ABFF – Television & Media Expo, attendees got a chance to get up close…

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Dwyane Wade Attends Harvard Business School

Miami Heat star furthers his education by enrolling in courses at Harvard

Dwyane Wade takes a break from his job as an ESPN analyst to enroll in…

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Golf and Tennis Challenge: Cultivate Your Wellness

Manage stress with fun, relaxation, spa treatments, and golf this Labor Day

Black Enterprise encourages you to take the best care of yourself with ultimate relaxation at…

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ABFF Day 3: Building Your Web Series

Top tips on how to take your web show to the next level

Attendees at ABFF packed the New York Hilton Hotel grand ballroom for the How to…

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ABFF Day 3: Navigating the Entertainment Industry

The ‘Hot in Hollywood’ talk finding success in film and television

Black celebrities offer advice for navigating the entertainment industry.

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‘Empire’: Inside The Writer’s Room

Screenwriters panel on script development and Cookie's quips

ABFF and FOX host Empire screenwriters panel on what goes into developing a TV script…

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[Photos] 2015 African American Festival Kicks off Saturday

Celebrate African American music, art, and culture this weekend in Baltimore.

This weekend, Saturday, June 20 and Sunday, June 21st, the city of Baltimore will…

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NHL Settles DirectTV Package Suit

Settlement may turn 'the tide' in consumers' battle to control their cable packages

Fans have gained additional control over their NHL cable package, and it could affect the…

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In Session: Tasha Smith’s Master Class on Acting

Smith offers ABFF attendees tips on becoming a great actor

Actress Tasha Smith brings her acting workshop to the 2015 American Black Film Festival.

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Claressa Shields, America’s Best Kept Secret

How she brought home America's first gold medal in womens' boxing

With the Olympic trials coming up in October, every day is spent honing her skills,…

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Taraji P. Henson Talks Navigating Hollywood and Being Hesitant About “Empire”

Henson opens up about pushing past her fears to find success

ABFF’s 2015 ambassador, Taraji P. Henson, opens up about her rise to success as one…

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$9M Awarded to Give Babies of Color Strong Beginnings

Community program plans to expand outreach to African American and Latino families to promote healthy births

New Beginnings, a Michigan community program, received $9M to expand outreach to African American and…

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Day 4: ABFF Ends with a Full Day of Activity

ABFF closes with screenings, candid talks, and awards

Today wraps up an epic 2015 American Black Film Festival. Believe it or not, there…

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ABFF's red carpet event Thursday evening was a veritable who's who in black film and television. Here is some of the talent in front of and behind the scenes of your favorite shows and movies.


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[Slideshow] ABFF Red Carpet Event

ABFF’s opening night red carpet event was a who’s who of black talent in film…

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Day 3: Learn, Network and Experience with ABFF

Attendees may take advantage of many more screenings and workshops at the festival

It’s Day 3, and ABFF thrives on. You’ve taken advantage of the classes, screenings,…

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Attendees and celebrities showed up and showed out at ABFF's opening night Old School Hip-Hop Party Thursday night at Stage 48 on Manhattan's west side.
 

Here's a glimpse at who came out to kick this year's festival off right.

[Slideshow] ABFF Old School Hip-Hop Party

Day 1 of the ABFF ended on a high note

Attendees showed up and showed out at ABFF’s opening night Old School Hip-Hop Party…

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In Session: Fundamentals of Independent Film Production

A candid session on what it takes to be a successful producer

Roger Bobb, president and CEO of Bobbcat films, instructed a master class on the Fundamentals…

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5 Tips for Choosing Great Wine This Summer

Sommelier Lee Campbell says high prices don't always equal quality

Sommelier, Lee Campbell, gives 5 Tips for choosing great wine this summer

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[RECAP] ‘Leadership Her Way’ Event Continues in Washington D.C.

Sherry Williams' brings together dynamic, female entrepreneurs

Leadership Her Way featured dynamic female entrepreneurs with a wealth of knowledge to share.

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[RECAP] NYC Celebrates African Restaurant Week

2015 Edible Bazaar Benefit honors African culture and cuisine

New York African Restaurant Week continues with an edible bazaar and celebration of African culture.…

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Karen Horne, VP, sharing insights on Day 2 of the 2015 American Black Film Festival

In Session: NBC Universal’s Master Class on Writing for Television

Karen Horne offers tips and a healthy dose of "need to know" on TV writing

Writing for Television was as thorough as a Master Class could be in a mere…

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[WATCH] 5 Cant-Miss Summer Events in NYC

'I Don’t Do Clubs' founder talks the hottest spots for NYC professionals this season

Genese Jamilah, founder and editor of ‘I Don’t Do Clubs’ shares her can’t-miss summer events…

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Day 2: American Black Film Festival in Full Swing

Master classes, screenings, and talk backs at ABFF

Now that you’re in full swing with ABFF, it’s time to really dive in and…

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Carmelo Anthony Teams Up With Nickelodeon For Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Product Line

The entrepreneur is adding another title to his already impressive list - Creative Director

The husband, father, superstar, and gold medalist, announced yesterday that he’s adding another title…

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Nike Inks Massive Apparel Deal With The NBA

Nike is set to take over the NBA's uniform design during the 2017-18 season

One notable change in design that’s already planned is the addition of the Nike logo…

By Michael Tolbert

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Industry Leaders Talk Diversity in Film, at 2nd Hollywood Creative Forum East

ABFF and Walter Katiz Foundation bring filmmakers and directors together

Filmmakers, directors, screen writers, content creators and producers of color all gathered at the 2nd…

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DAY 1: ABFF Kicks Off in New York City

Creators and decision makers gather for four days of screenings, learning, networking, and fun

Today is the day—the 19th Annual American Black Film Festival begins with a bang.

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ABFF ‘Comedy Wings’ Finalists Compete for Win

Comedians fight for the winning crown at the comedy competition on June 12th

As the American Black Film Festival kicks off there are 4 talented comedians competing to…

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2015 African American Festival to Take Place in Baltimore

Black Enterprise hosts AAF sessions on success and empowerment

As you get ready to celebrate life and black culture, don’t forget to up your…

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18th Annual HBO Short Film Competition – Finalists

Filmmakers compete for prestigious accolade in annual competition

Five talented filmmakers will compete for the opportunity to be broadcast on one of HBO’s…

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Marshawn Lynch Goes ‘Beast Mode’ In New Call Of Duty

The runningback will become the first athlete to appear in the popular 'Call of Duty' series this fall

For Lynch, the five-time Pro Bowler, and Super Bowl champion – this experience is one…

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[WATCH] Vivian Green Talks Female Empowerment and New Album ‘Vivid’

The soulful singer says fans can expect an energetic new sound from upcoming LP

The soulful singer, Vivian Green, says fans can expect an energetic new sound on…

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Teen ‘Breaks the Internet’ with Prom Dress

Kyemah McEntyre says her designs are a response to the challenges black women face

For 18-year-old Kyemah McEntyre, prom was an opportunity to show off her fashion design skills…

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Raven-Symoné Named New Co-Host of ‘The View’

Star says her new job is a dream come true

ABC announces Raven-Symoné as the newest co-host of “The View”

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Nile Rodgers, Ne-Yo, Luke James and More Perform at Apollo Theater’s 10th Annual Spring Gala

Celebrities come out to show their support of the historic Apollo Theater

Apollo Theater celebrates its 10th Annual Spring Gala with performances by Ne-Yo, Luke James, Nile…

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Voluntourism: Travel and Give Back with 6 Great Destinations

Check out some of the best destinations

Are you looking to give back during your vacation this year? Check out some of…

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ABFF: 2015 Spotlight Screenings

Screenings feature groundbreaking and classic films examining black life

As you begin to map out your festival events be sure you make time for…

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Gabourey Sidibe Inks Memoir Deal

The 'Empire' actress plans to publish her story in 2017

Actress, Gabourey Sidibe, plans to publish her memoir in 2017 with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

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[WATCH] Former NBA Stars and Fans Play For Million-Dollar Prize

'The Basketball Tournament' gives fans the chance to act as the GM, coach, or play for grand prize

This year the tournament draws 97 teams made up of NBA players, NCAA athletes, and…

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Willow Smith is New Face of Marc Jacobs Fall Line

Designer reveals campaign photo and heartfelt message on Instagram

Designer, Marc Jacobs, reveals Willow Smith as new face of fall campaign on Instagram.

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5 Must-Have Skincare Products for Summer

What you need for optimal facial-care this season

These five facial care products may be just what you need for summer and are…

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Carnival Cruise Line Promotes ‘Voluntourism’

The world’s largest travel and Leisure Company announces 'social impact' cruise line

Carnival, the world’s largest travel and Leisure Company, announces “social impact” cruise.

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American Black Film Festival Kicks-off Thursday

Check out festival master classes, screenings, parties, and more

In just a few short days Black Enterprise presents the 19th annual American Black Film…

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Kendrick Lamar, Meek Mill, Fabolous and More Take Over Hot 97 Summer Jam 2015

Biggest names in hip-hop take over the Summer Jam stage

Kendrick Lamar, Meek Mill, Fabolous, Nicki Minaj, Future, Ma$e, Lil Kim and more take over…

By Courtney Connley

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ABFF and AAF: A Celebration of Black Art

Festivals highlight music, film, life and culture of black American community

The African American Festival and the American Black Film Festival, uplifting the art and culture…

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Meet the Brains and Beauty Behind The CurvyCon

Bloggers, Chastity Garner and Cece Olisa, host plus-size women's conference

Bloggers Chastity Garner and Cece Olisa come together to host plus size women’s conference the…

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BE Events App Guides African American Festival Goers

All you need to know in the palm of your hand

The BE Events app affords all AAF attendees the opportunity to remain in-the-know throughout the…

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African American Festival Returns with Epic Line-Up

Event features memorable performances, empowerment sessions, and fun!

The African American Festival takes place June 20-21, 2015 at the Camden Yard Sports &…

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Danielle Brooks to Star in Broadway’s The Color Purple

OITNB actress will play key role in revival of classic musical

Orange is the New Black actress Danielle Brooks will play the role of Sofia in…

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NCAA Charges UNC With Academic Violations

Some of the University's academic practices are being questioned

The five charges listed in the 59-page notice released by UNC mostly take aim at…

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Spike Lee Makes Video Game Debut on NBA 2K16

The legendary filmmaker provides direction on NBA 2K16

“It’s about the trials and tribulations of life on a big stage with the money,…

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Songstress Ciara Dubbed New Face of Roberto Cavalli Line

Italian designer says Ciara embodies beauty with a hint of wildness

According to Forbes, hip-hop songstress Ciara is now the new face of Roberto Cavalli’s new…

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Cincinnati Bengals Player, Devon Still, Honored Alongside Daughter

The two will be awarded the Jimmy V. Perseverance Award on July 15

Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still continues his  fight  against cancer alongside his daughter, Leah,…

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Shonda Rhimes Will Publish Her First Book This Fall

The prime-time showrunner is sharing the power of saying yes with fans

Showrunner, Shonda Rhimes will publish her first book, The Year of Yes, in November of…

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Cam Newton Signs Huge Deal With Carolina Panthers

The QB's new deal puts him in the company of the NFL's elite quarterbacks

In the first year alone, the deal is worth $31 million – broken down into…

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Yahoo Will Livestream NFL Game in October

The game will be the first ever for the league, but certainly not the last

Web companies have expressed interest in trying to lure the NFL away from its traditional…

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Dr. Mae Jemison Talks Overcoming Fear

The former astronaut says her fear of heights wouldn't keep her from space exploration

Former astronaut, Dr. Mae Jemison says her fear of heights wouldn’t keep her from space…

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ABFF Ambassador Taraji Henson Wins Critic’s Choice

Empire Actress makes first African American to take home award

As ABFF ambassador, Taraji will join fellow artists, creators and industry innovators as we celebrate…

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[VIDEO] OITNB’s Laverne Cox Poses Nude for Allure Magazine

The actress talks the beauty of imperfection in Allure's annual nude feature

Laverne Cox bares all in Allure’s annual nude feature.

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[WATCH] Cooking With the Stars: 5 Recipes from Celebrity Kitchens

Celebrities share their favorite recipes

Celebrities are turning the heat up in the kitchen with a variety of mouthwatering dishes.…

By Kandia Johnson

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African American Festival Best Pitch Competition

Submit your video today

This year Black Enterprise brings back the much anticipated 2nd Annual Black Enterprise Best Pitch…

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Celebrate National Running Day by Joining 3 African American Running Clubs

On June 3, runners will join a coast-to-coast celebration of running

On June 3, runners will join National Running Day a coast-to-coast celebration of running.

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FIFA President Blatter Resigns Amid Turmoil

FIFA president Sepp Blatter announces his resignation

“I would like to thank those who have always supported me in a constructive and…

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BE Events App Grants You Full ABFF Access

Application allows for attendees to have everything they need in hand.

There is so much to gain at this 4 day event, and you don’t want…

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Carmelo Anthony Talks Sports Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The superstar shares his involvement with new MISSION brand

Carmelo Anthony shares his involvement with MISSION brand, an innovation-led brand focused on solving problems…

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[WATCH] St. Louis Rams Defensive Ends Tackle Homelessness

Two members of the St. Louis Rams set out to gain perspective and raise awareness on homelessness

An ESPN report details the time Chris Long and William Hayes spent without shelter earlier…

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Boston Market Launches ‘Take a Side Against Fried’ Campaign

June 2 is National #RotisserieChickenDay

On June 2, chicken lovers will unite for National Rotisserie Chicken Day—a day for fans…

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The Weekend Update: FIFA Finally Draws America’s Attention

A summation of everything that's happening in the world of FIFA

A massive corruption scandal in FIFA has been exposed, but controversy is nothing new for…

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Parents Create Black Doll for Their Daughter

The Sweetings' raised over $50,000 on Kickstarter for their black, natural hair doll

The Sweetings created the Angelica Doll, a black doll with natural hair, for their daughter.

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The Good Life Summer Guide to NYC RnB and Hip Hop Concerts

The hottest concerts to add to your calendar in June

If you’re looking for a reason to take a short trip to New York or…

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BE Modern Man: Meet U.S. Army Veteran and Motivational Speaker Archie Nettles

“No longer will [the BE Modern Man] be able to stand by and react. He…

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Hollywood Hitmaker Mara Brock Akil, S. Epatha Merkerson and More to Appear on Women of Power TV

All-new episode of female empowerment and inspiration to air this weekend

Hollywood writer and producer Mara Brock Akil and actress S. Epatha Merkerson featured on Women…

By Courtney Connley

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The Best Places to Visit in 2015

TripAdvisor's top-25 travel destinations

Trip Advisor’s 2015 Top 25 Travel Destinations

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Sheryl Underwood’s Tips for Success in Comedy and Business

Strategies for getting ahead, on and off the stage

Sheryl Underwood offers several strategies for getting ahead, on and off the stage.

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NFL Fans Supporting Their Teams Through Crowdfunding

The extent that fans will go to support the success of their favorite teams and players has reached a new level

NFL fans are willing to part with additional money in support of their favorite teams…

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Ylleya Fields Talks Becoming an Author and How She Created Princess Cupcake Jones

How a search for identity became a children's book series

How Ylleya Fields search for identity became children’s book series, Princess Cupcake Jones.

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4 Summer Must-Reads

Get inspired while you beat the summer heat

Get inspired while you beat the summer heat with this summer empowerment reading list.

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50 Cent’s SMS Promotions Is On The Ropes

The rap mogul's boxing promotion company filed bankruptcy on Monday

“under the direction of Mr. Jackson, SMS Promotions looks forward to reorganizing as a new…

By Michael Tolbert

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Artist Launches ‘The Mugshot Series’ to Reverse Stereotypes of Black Men

Artist EJ Brown creates 'The Mugshot Series' a photo project to reverse stereotypes of black men

Artist EJ Brown creates ‘The Mugshot Series’ a photo project to reverse stereotypes of black…

By Kandia Johnson

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[WATCH] Black and Sexy TV’s ‘The Couple’ in Development with HBO

Fans can watch Black and Sexy TV programming through premium subscription service

Fans can watch HBO and Black and Sexy TV programming through premium subscription service.

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Miss Nigeria USA Crowns 2015 Queen

Frances Udukwu announced winner of the annual beauty pageant

Miss Frances Udukwu announced winner of the annual Miss Nigeria USA beauty pageant May 23,…

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Diversifying Your Palate: New York African Restaurant Week Expanding Platform for Restaurateurs of Color

Founder Akin Akinsanya and team expanding exposure for chefs of the diaspora

Akin Akinsanya put his own spin on Restaurant Week, providing restaurateurs of African descent the…

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NCAA Honors Student Athletes Hard Work In Class

The NCAA honored the best performing teams in the classroom

289 schools had at least one team on the list, which represents an increase of…

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Ray Rice’s Domestic Violence Case Has Been Dismissed

The reinstated former Baltimore Ravens running back is free of his domestic violence charges, but still without a team for next season

Rice has been free to sign with a team since his reinstatement but so far…

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[SURVEY] NBA Spends The Most On Athletes On Average

Recently released survey highlights which major sports, leagues, and teams are spending the most

ESPN offered a peek at one of the charts in their analytic arsenal – the…

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[WATCH] FLOTUS Michelle Obama Shares Her Intense Workout

First Lady responds to husband, Barak Obama's #GemmeFive Challenge

First Lady Michelle Obama responds to President Obama’s #GemmeFive Challenge on Twitter.

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4 Vital Tips on Cancer Prevention

Dr. Tia D. Olds details ways to live healthy

Dr. Tia D. Olds shares some facts and tips about cancer as well as preventive…

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Meet Johnny Wright Celebrity Hairstylist To Michelle Obama

Stylist talks how he maintains the First Lady's signature look

Celebrity stylist, Johnny Wright talks how he maintains the first lady’s signature look and his…

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NFL Owners Approve New Rule and Patriots Won’t Appeal Punishment

After the meeting, New England team moves away from Deflategate

Kraft and the Patriots dropped their appeal of the league’s punishment, but reigning Super Bowl…

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Minnesota Timberwolves Hit The Jackpot

Armed with the #1 pick in the 2015 draft, things are looking up for the team and their fans

Last night, the Minnesota Timberwolves won the NBA Draft Lottery for the first time in…

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5 Ways Millennial Women Can Promote Healthy Fertility

Having a baby later means maintaining healthy habits now

The Mayo Clinic offers five ways women can increase healthy fertility.

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Sneak Peak: Rihanna Teases ‘Secret Garden’ Dior Campaign

Superstar songstress gives fans a taste of new ads and music

Superstar songstress gives fans a taste of new Dior Ad campaign and a snippet of…

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‘Castle’ Star Tamala Jones Launches Brain Aneurysm Survivor Model Search

Actress has teamed up with hatmaker Canada Bliss for a project that hits close to home

Actress Tamala Jones has teamed up with luxury hat maker, Canada Bliss, for a project…

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5 Fitness Items to Upgrade Your Summer Gym Bag

Step up your fitness game with new items showcased at She's Fit, She's Beautiful event

These five items, showcased at this year’s She’s Fit, She’s Beautiful event, will help you…

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Tika Sumpter Talks Her Role in Biopic ‘Bessie’

Actress reveals experience playing bisexual lover to 'Empress of Blues'

Actress, Tika Sumpters reveals what it was like playing bisexual lover to roaring 20′s Empress…

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How Love in the City Star Bershan Shaw Turned Pain Into Purpose

A cancer survivor, this motivating professional gives steps to overcome crisis

Author and motivational speaker details strategies on turning pain into purpose using the L.I.F.T. model.

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Russell Westbrook Spending Spring In Barneys New York

The NBA All Star releases his second collection in his collaboration with Barneys New York just in time for summer

Explore Russell Westbrook’s second output from his collaboration with Barneys New York, titled Westbrook XO.

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Leaked Details On The 2015-2016 NBA Uniforms

An Adidas catalog surfaces online providing details on next seasons NBA apparel

Details of next year’s NBA uniforms surface, including a redesigned “Drake” alternate jersey.

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‘Orange is the New Black’ Star Danielle Brooks Shares Suicide Struggle

After battling self acceptance, she tells how she discovered self-love

After battling self acceptance, Danielle Brooks details how she discovered self-love.

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Boosting Income: Darius Williams Talks Cooking Up Brand Expansion and Audience Engagement

Cookbook author, comedian and foodie details his strategy for success

Online culinary sensation Darius Williams dishes about his journey and latest cookbook, Stories From My…

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US-Africa Synergy to Host Third Annual Cultural Evening

The May 30 event will celebrate the beauty and diversity of the continent

The US-Africa Synergy is hosting its Third Annual Cultural Evening, a night to celebrate the…

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Shonda Rhimes Introduces New ABC Drama ‘The Catch’

The super-producer pens yet another female lead to keep fans guessing

Shonda Rhimes introduces new ABC show, “The Catch” with yet another powerful female lead.

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Roc Nation Sports and BET Are Stepping Into The Ring

These two companies are teaming up to change the boxing experience

“It’s more than just boxing, it’s more than a sporting event, and that’s why we…

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Tia Mowry-Hardrict Lands New Cooking Show

Mowry take on culinary and talks cooking quick heathy meals from her home kitchen

Tia Mowry talks cooking quick healthy meals from her home kitchen on new Cooking Channel…

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Monty Williams Is Out In New Orleans

The team informed him, and the press, today

Starting with the team in 2010, Williams recently finished his fifth season as head coach,…

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[WATCH] Singer Amerie Offers Her Version of ‘Extraordinary Means’

Songstress reveals some of her favorite books and other interesting insights via Youtube

Songstress Amerie reveals of her favorite books and other interesting insights via viral social media…

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NFL Punishes Tom Brady And New England Patriots

The NFL has ruled on the evidence presented, agent says he will appeal the decision

Tom Brady and the Patriots aren’t happy with the NFL’s decision, and Brady’s agent says…

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Get Familiar With Seattle Seahawks Russell Wilson

The QB has already achieved massive success in the NFL in 3 years and shows no signs of slowing down

“I think you earn respect and earn what you’re worth by the way you present…

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BE Exclusive: Jane Fonda Discusses Raising a Black Daughter

Giving each other life

Mary Luana Williams, nicknamed ‘Lulu,’ never imagined that one day she would call one of…

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[VIDEO] Fit Men Cook Launches Cooking App with Customized Meals and Grocery Shopping List Functionality

The app includes tasty budget friendly meals that are easy to prepare

Kevin Curry, Founder of Fit Men Cook, will launch a cooking app to help people…

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Mayweather v. Pacquiao: The Saga Continues

The drama reached a new high after both fighters left the ring

The drama around the fighters continues in the media this week, picking up right where…

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Black Women’s Health Imperative Launches ‘Lessons From Mom’

In honor of Mother’s Day, share the hashtag on social media

The Black Women’s Health Imperative is launching an online gallery and social media campaign to…

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Janet Cohen Draws Intolerant Parallel with ‘Anne and Emmett’ Play

Award-winning writer creates dialogue to unite and educate people globally

Award-winning writer Janet Cohen shares her play “Anne and Emmett” to educate the masses and…

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Hot 97 Empowers Girls With Ultimate Prom Experience

Laura Stylez & Nessa promote self-confidence and host giveaway contest and makeover

HOT 97’s Laura Stylez & Nessa hosted the wrap-up party for their Ultimate Prom Experience…

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Tom Brady And The New England Patriots Aren’t Playing Fair

Results of investigation state the NFL superstar and team assistants likely participated in deflating game footballs

“More probable than not” Patriots personnel “participated in a deliberate effort to release air from…

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ABFF Winner Christopher Brandt Writes Movie, Set to Premier on TV One

ABFF champion makes his way to the screen

ABFF winner Christopher Brandt’s original script ‘Runaway Island’ finds a home at TV One.

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Star Students: 5 Actors Taught by ABFF Teacher Tasha Smith

The ABFF Master Class teacher has quite the resume

At the American Black Film Festival in New York City, June 11-14, actress Tasha Smith…

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LeSean Mccoy Claims Eagles Coach Got Rid of ‘The Good Black Players’

The RB shares his thoughts on how it all went down

“To be honest, I didn’t want to come. I really didn’t. I was so angry…

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Fashion Sense to Cents: RHOA Marlo Hampton and ‘The Art of Style’

The reality star finds a business angle in all her fierceness

Former RHOA star Marlo Hampton kicks off a fashion experience and a new tier to…

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[VIDEO] Chrisette Michele Behind the Scenes in Studio for New Album

The songstress talks Baltimore Riots, art and more

Songstress, Chrisette Michele talks Baltimore Riots, art and new album in YouTube video.

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Black Viewers Bolster NBA Playoff Ratings

People of color are tuning into the game in large numbers

The NBA, airing 11 games for the week, drew in 15.2 million total viewers, compared…

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African American Mothers’ Health at Risk During Pregnancy

Study finds U.S. ranks last among developed nations

Study finds U.S. ranks last in mothers’ health among developed nations with African American mothers…

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McDonald’s to Sell More Franchises, Tests Food Delivery Service

Our ABFF partner gets down to business in new model

McDonald’s is undergoing a business makeover to cut costs.

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Bryan Burwell To Be Honored With 2015 NABJ Legacy Award

Bryan Burwell's legacy as a prolific and talented sports journalist to be honored at the 40th Anniverary NABJ National Convention

His work has previously been recognized by The Associated Press Sports Editors, who named Burwell…

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Working with the Champs: SubZero Recovery CEO David Levi Talks Mayweather and Cryotherapy

David Levi gives details on post training for the boxer and the lure of sci-fi fitness

Champion Floyd Mayweather made visits to SubZero Recovery to immerse himself into a tank of…

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[VIDEO] Lauryn Hill Dedicates Song to Nigeria After Missed Performance

Award winning songstress apologizes and sings 'Doo Wop That Thing'

Award winning songstress, Lauryn Hill, apologizes to Nigeria after missed performance and dedicates “Doo Wop…

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Kim Kardashian West Explores Mental Health and Social Media on New HLN Show

Reality star joins experts to turn attention to a growing issue

Executive Producer Kardashian West joined forces with the producers of Dr. Drew Pinsky’s HLN hit…

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[VIDEO] Keke Palmer Empowers Young Girls to Stay Fit

Actress partners with Playtex to encourage girls to keep moving and stay confident

The multitalented actress, Keke Palmer partners with Playtex to encourage girls to keep moving and…

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Lupita Nyong’o Now Among Star Wars Leading Ladies

A quick look at the leading lady's Star Wars character, and five other worthy women of the galaxy

Lupita Nyong’o is to play a motion-capture character, Maz Kanata in the new Star Wars:…

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Debbie Morgan Talks Trading Fear for Fearlessness in New Memoir

The actress reveals her journey, laced with abuse, fear, triumph, and joy

Actress Debbie Morgan to release memoir May 2015, revealing triumphs, bouts with abuse, and fear.…

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[Recap] BE Women of Power Summit ‘Moving From Pain to Power’

Dr. Brenna Lindsay discuss the ins and outs of her Women of Power empowerment session

In case you missed it, Dr. Brenna Lindsay recaps her, Women of Power “Enough is…

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Money Decoded: The Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao bout set to break all of boxing's financial records

This weekend’s bout between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao is poised to rake in more…

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Save the Date: Women of Power Summit 2016

Black Enterprise has officially announced that the 2016 Women of Power Summit will be held…

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Women of Power: 4 Boss Moves to Get Salary You Deserve

As the pay gap for women and men is highlighted today for Equal Pay Day,…

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