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Rick Ross Bets $100,000 On Miami Heat Having a Better Record than Cavs

Are the Heat better than the Cavs? The Bawse thinks so!

Rick Ross, is willing to put $100,000 on the line, saying that the Heat will…

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9 Motivating Faith Leaders to Follow on Instagram

Follow these inspirational figures to add some positivity to your day

These are 10 faith leaders who have inspirational Instagram accounts and post positive pictures that…

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Women Love the NFL: Data Shows Best-Selling Jerseys Nationwide Among Females

Colts quarterback Andrew Luck takes the lead as a favorite

Dicks Sporting Goods released an information on the most popular jerseys sold to women nationwide,…

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EMERGE! Fashion Show Founder Talks Bringing Diversity and New Talent to the Industry

Dionne Williams details providing platform for next generation of designers and models

EMERGE! Fashion Show founder talks discovering new talent and adding diversity to the fashion industry.

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6 Mobile Apps to Help Plan for the Holidays

From Thanksgiving into the New Year, these will help erase stress and save time

These apps, from Thanksgiving into the New Year, will make planning for the holidays less…

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Lisa Price, Star Jones, and Melba Moore to Appear on Women of Power TV

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

Lisa Price, Star Jones, Melba Moore and others to be featured on an all new…

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NBA Union Chief Michele Roberts Calls For Drastic Changes

The first woman of the NBPA says owners don't matter

Akron’s own LeBron James might be the NBA’s most prolific player, but he is not…

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NBA Star Blake Griffin Charged With Misdemeanor Battery

The 25-year-old power forward is due in court next month

Fresh off of an 89-85 lost to the San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Clipper power…

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Jeffrey Osborne, Carnival Cruises CEO and More to Appear on ‘Our World’

Hosts Paul Brunson and Patricia Cesaire get insights from today's leading CEOs and entrepreneurs

Jeffrey Osborne, Carnival Cruises CEO and more to appear on an all new episode of…

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The 25 Best Players in the NBA Right Now

Here are the top players in the league at the start of the 2014-2015 season

Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James, Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant, L.A. Clippers’ Blake Griffin, and the…

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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Kevin Hart to Star in ‘Central Intelligence’

The duo are already teasing their team-up on social media

All hands on deck! It appears that the Hollywood box office is going to be…

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Civil Rights Group Says Bravo TV Profiting From Black Violence

Color of Change urging network to stop airing fights involving people of color

ColorofChange.org urging network to stop airing fights involving black people against one another.

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The Video Game Industry Grows At Four Times The U.S. Economy

More than nine percent in real compound annual growth from 2009 to 2012

In a new report from the Entertainment Software Association and Economists Inc., the video game…

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Paper Mag Hoopla: Has Kanye West Ruined Kim Kardashian’s Brand?

Social media reacts to reality star's provocative mag cover

Kim Kardashian’s provocative cover has been the talk of the Web, with some wondering whether…

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Ava DuVernay’s ‘Selma’ Receives Standing Ovation At AFI Fest

Oprah Winfrey praised the director and actor David Oyelowo

Paramount’s Selma made a splash Tuesday night at the 2014 AFI Fest where it drew a…

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3 Signs You May Need To Seek Counseling

The negative stigma attached to therapy has been a topic of discussion for years.  The…

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3 Awesome Global Destinations for a Working Vacation

When you're forced to combine work with play, these locales are ideal for both

Many professionals work while at play, so why not enjoy a great locale that suits…

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Entrepreneurial Inspiration: Top Ten Instagram Accounts to Follow

These celebs have the most entertaining Instagram's for any motivated entrepreneur

Social media has impacted our society in profound ways. Communicating has been made easier, and…

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Russell Westbrook Launches ‘The Westbrook Frames Silver Series’ For The Masses

All four frames in the collection will be priced under $100

The eyewear game is about to get a little bit flashier, as Russell Westbrook, an…

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Bill Cosby Invite For Twitter Memes Leads to Ridicule

Sexual assault allegations continue to tarnish Hollywood heavyweight's brand

The legendary comedian, Bill Cosby, allowed Web users to create memes using his image, which…

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Piers Morgan: ‘Blacks Must Kill N-Word For It To Die’

Was the former CNN talking head right? Or was Twitter?

Newick, East Sussex, England’s own Piers Morgan earned another distinction in his long list of…

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Talk show host Montel Williams served as a U.S. Marine upon graduating high school in 1974. He was also accepted to the Naval Academy Preparatory school and to the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis. Williams served in the Navy as well.

Military to Mainstream: 10 Black Celebrity Veterans

A look at famous Black men and women who have served our country

Black celebrities who have served our country in the U.S. military

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10 Countries That Consume the Most Marijuana

United Nations provides a breakdown of annual drug use by nation

Mid-term election day wrapped Tuesday with a couple of big wins for marijuana. Alaska, Oregon,…

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Washington Redskins Suing Native American Group

Judge expected to give a ruling on reversing trademark board's removal of protections

After losing several trademarks Native American group, the Redskins have decided to sue to get…

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BioWare Teases Next ‘Mass Effect 4′ Video Game

New aliens. New planets. All for gamers to explore

BioWare and Electronic Arts held a roundtable discussion during N7 Day to show off leaked…

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6 Awesome Winter Wine and Arts Festivals

Gather the family and friends and enjoy these beautiful activities

Throw on a layered outfit, gather up the friends and family, and enjoy the best…

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Celebrity Blogger Karen Civil Donates $41,000 to Haiti

Young entrepreneur donates funds to build a new playground in her home country

Celebrity blogger and entrepreneur, Karen Civil, donates $41,000 to help build new playground in Haiti

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Whitney Houston Album to be released in November

Whitney Houston’s First-Ever Live Performances Album Released Today

Features icon’s most memorable concert and television performances

“Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances” is being released today, Nov. 10, by Legacy Recordings,…

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Tennis Legend Katrina Adams Confirmed as a Panelist at 2015 Women of Power Summit

The first African American NCAA doubles champion set to talk changing the game

One of the NCAA’s first black sports leaders, Katrina Adams, will attend Black Enterprise’s Women…

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Female Leaders Winning: B. Smith, Making Strides in Business

Battling her challenge to overcome Alzheimer’s, this food industry power woman is continuing legacy

In a special series, BlackEnterprise.com highlights female leaders in industries from media, to business, to…

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Kim Coles opens season 3 of Bounce TV's Off the Chain

Kim Coles Kicks-off Third Season Of Bounce TV’s ‘Off The Chain’

This is the her first one-woman show

In Living Color’s Kim Coles is hosting a one-woman show, Off the Chain on Bounce…

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Harry Belafonte Receives Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award

The 87-year-old activist and actor continues to call for change in Hollywood

Harry Belafonte received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for his continued and inspiring work to…

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Common is hosting a furniture design reality show on Spike TV

Common to Host Spike TV’s Furniture Design Series, “Framework”

This show is the first of its kind

Multi-talented performer, Common, is hosting a new type of reality show on Spike TV named…

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Power Professional Ericka Pittman Presents ‘Dark Girls’ Book Launch in New York City

VIP dining event draws who's who in entertainment, media and business

On Nov. 5, Ericka Pittman, a vice president at Blue Flame Agency (a Sean Combs Enterprises…

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KeKe Palmer, Celebrity Photographer Johnny Nunez and More to Appear on Our World

Hosts Paul Brunson and Patricia Cesaire get into careers and inspiration

Our World with Black Enterprise hosts take us inside the careers of actress Keke Palmer,…

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Devon Still's daughter, Leah, honored at Bengals game

Devon Still’s Daughter, Leah, Honored During Bengals vs Browns Game

She's battling stage 4 pediatric cancer

Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle, Devon Still’s daughter, Leah, was honored at the recent Bengals game.…

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MC Lyte partners with Dillard University, BET and Soul Train

MC Lyte Partners With BET, Soul Train and Dillard University

TV host announces Hip Hop Sisters Foundation's scholarship initiative

MC Lyte has partnered with BET, Soul Train and Dillard University for the Hip Hop…

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Women of Power TV Takes Us Inside the Careers of Executive Tamara Franklin, Actress Vanessa Bell Calloway and More

All new episode premieres this weekend

Women of Power TV hosts Caroline Clarke, Shartia Brantely and Dariany Santana take us inside…

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Beyond the Game: Michael Strahan’s Money and Power Moves

Football star turned TV host talks career transitions and brand

Michael Strahan, former defensive end for the New York Giants, is no stranger to the…

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White House Welcomes Mary J. Blige, Common and the Jackie Robinson West All Stars

President invites music legends and Little League baseball team to the White House

President Obama invited Mary J. Blige, Common, the Jackie Robinson West All Stars and more…

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City Eats: Take A Taste Test Drive Through the ‘6’

Toronto’s food scene has exploded in the past decade

Toronto’s food scene has exploded throughout the past decade. Here are six great places to…

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Travel Safety: 4 Self-Defense Skills Every Woman Should Know

There are key precautions that you must take to protect yourself

As a woman traveling domestically or abroad, there are key precautions that you must take…

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[WATCH] David Oyelowo As MLK Stands Up Against Injustice In New Trailer

'Selma' opens in limited release on Dec. 25, before going nationwide Jan. 9

If you are a cinephile and love biopics then Ava DuVernay’s next project is sure…

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Comedian Artie Lange Reprimanded for Social Media Jokes

Comedian targeted ESPN's Cari Champion; Network banned him

Artie Lange has been banned from bookings at ESPN after making a sex-slave joke about…

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Need That Extra Boost? Follow These 10 Instagram Accounts

For a quick escape via your smartphone, check out these accounts

When you can’t find the motivation to crawl out of bed in the morning, check…

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Death with Dignity: Are You Aware of the Options?

The debate continues on the choice to end one's life

None of us really know how much we can take until we’re faced with an…

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Lupita Nyong'o is Glamour's Woman of the Year

Lupita Nyong’o is Glamour’s ‘Woman of The Year’

'I did have a dream to be an actress, but I didn't think about being famous'

Lupita Nyong’o is named Glamour’s Woman of the Year and makes the cover. She was…

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NFL comissioner, Roger Goodell testifies in Ray Rice Suspension Appeal

Roger Goodell Testifies in Ray Rice Suspension Appeal Case

Ray Rice expected to testify today

NFL commissioner, Roger Goodell, testifies at suspended football player, Ray Rice’s appeal hearing

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The 2014 Plunge Culture & Creativity Conference Has Arrived in Miami

Conference will take place from November 6th - 8th

The 2014 Plunge Culture & Creativity Conference has started its inaugural event in Miami from…

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Beyoncé Is Highest-Paid Female Music Star In the World

She's doubled her dollars by making us all holler!

Beyoncé Knowles led all female music superstars on Forbes highest-earning list.

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Jay-Z nows owns Ace of Spades champagne

Jay-Z Buys ‘Ace of Spades’ Champagne Label

Sovereign Brands sells its interest in the champagne

Jay-Z has purchased Sovereign Brands’ stake in the luxury champagne label, Ace of Spades. Terms…

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Robert Johnson Launches Urban Movie Channel

Robert Johnson Announces Launch Of Urban Movie Channel

The founder of BET continues to add to his legacy by introducing his latest venture

Robert L. Johnson, owner of RLJ Entertainment, has launched his latest venture, Urban Movie Channel.…

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[WATCH]: Quvenzhané Wallis and Jamie Foxx In New ‘Annie’ Trailer

Movie represents new take on Broadway and film classic

Quvenzhané Wallis, the star in the upcoming ‘Annie’ remake, belts out the classic tune “Tomorrow”…

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Smart Eats: 3 Fruits That Boost Your Brain Power

Getting a good helping of these can increase your mind mojo

These three fruits, when consumed frequently, can serve as great brain food.

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Kanye West Supports Democrats, Urges People To Vote

The 'Watch The Throne' MC endorses President Obama

Kanye West publicly endorsed Democrats and encouraged people to vote.

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Def Jam Partners With RESPECT Magazine For ’30 Days, 30 DJ’s, 30 Mixes’ Project

With iHeart Radio, you can hear history unfold

With us only four days into November, it seems that the celebration for Def Jam…

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Mo’ne Davis Will Kick Off Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Pitching phenom will lead with her team, the Taney Dragons

Mo’ne Davis and her little league team, the Taney Dragons, will be marching in the…

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Adrian Peterson Will Plead No Contest

Reports: Adrian Peterson Will Plead No Contest

Minnesota Vikings running back may be reinstated

Minnesota Vikings running back, Adrian Peterson, will plead no contest to avoid an upcoming trial

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Cigar Aficionado: Tres Lindas Cubanas Cigars Sparking Business Success

Partners Yvonne and Yvette Rodriguez detail journey into the industry

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Whether you are a smoker or not, chances are at some point…

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10 Election Day GIFs Advocating Your Right to Vote

Make sure your friends and family get out and vote

Today, Nov. 4, marks the moment that politicos and Americans have been waiting for: Election…

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Relax, Relate, Release: 4 Calm Steps to Accomplish Any Goal

This approach can ensure you're effectively approaching issues with a clear head

This four-step approach will ensure you’re approaching issues effectively and with a clear head.

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Teen Basketball Star Commits to Division 1 University

Young athlete makes verbal acceptance of offer to attend University of Texas

Eighth-grade middle school basketball star, Deja Kelly, makes verbal commitment to the University of Texas…

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8 Awesome Luxury Hotels For Business—and Leisure

If you're planning a relaxing getaway or business travel, keep these

Whether for business travel or vacation, it’s always nice to stay in a luxurious hotel…

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Economics Of LeBron: How He Became 6th Man For City Of Cleveland

James' return to Cleveland is a big assist to the City's economy

Lebron James’ return to Cleveland is a big assist to the City’s economy. Here’s how.

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Beyonce Releasing Platinum Edition Box Set

2 CD/2 DVD limited edition package will include new songs, “7/11” and “Ring Off.”

Current pop queen, Beyonce, is releasing BEYONCÉ Platinum Edition Box Set on Monday, November 24th.…

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Barbados: A Must-Do Checklist to Explore the Caribbean Oasis

From pristine beaches and delicious food, these are the must-see spots

Aside from pristine beaches and delicious West Indian soul food, there are many reasons Barbados…

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CTO Launches 2014 Tourism Trends Report

Publication provides insight into global travel habits

CTO launches the 2014 Trends & Insight Report at the World Travel Market, providing insight…

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Turning Passion into Enterprise: How a Graphic Designer Grew His T-shirt Brand

Seun Olubodun, founder of Duke & Winston, talks tips and his strategy for growth

Seun Olubodun, founder of Duke & Winston, details his journey in expanding his apparel brand…

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Strategy: 3 Easy Ways to Reduce Stress

Learn how to relieve and manage a common part of life with this process

Stress is a normal part of life, but how you manage it is key. Try…

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Snoop Dog is a partner with Cuca Fresca

Snoop Dogg Partners With Beverage Brand Cuca Fresca

Artist becomes a shareholder with popular Brazilian drink company

Rapper/Entrepreneur, Snoop Dogg, has become a shareholder and partner with Cuca Fresca, a Brazilian alcoholic…

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City Eats: Discovering Best Dishes in the Nation’s Capital

Five great picks to visit the next time you're in the District

As a midway point between New England and the Mason Dixon line, Washington D.C. is…

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Apollo Theater Celebrates A New Orleans to Harlem Jazz Weekend

Event takes place weekend of Nov. 8 in New York City

The famed Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York, will be celebrating the birthplace of jazz…

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Pharrell Williams And Robin Thicke Lose First Round Of ‘Blurred Lines’ Lawsuit

This could be the biggest cases of alleged song theft ever

The Gaye Family has won its first battle against Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke in…

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Dez Bryant Joins the Roc Nation Sports Roster

Roc Nation Sports Counts Dez Bryant as New Client

Wide receiver is the latest to join Jay Z's sports agency's roster

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver, Dez Bryant, has left his agent, Eugene Parker, to sign with…

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The 10 Funniest Business Memes You Should See

Start your Monday off with a laugh at the job!

There is no shortage of hilarity when it comes to memes on the internet. From…

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Women of Power TV: Actress Lorraine Toussaint, Jo Ann Jenkins to be Featured

Second episode showing weekend of Nov. 1

AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins, actress Lorraine Toussaint and many more to appear on this…

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Top Twitter Reactions to Blue Ivy’s Halloween Costume

What did you think of the star child's costume?

Blue Ivy, the darling of Jay Z and Beyonce, dressed up as Michael Jackson for…

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Omari Hardwick Hosts ABFF Independent

“ABFF Independent” Presents All-New Episode “Hope Floats”

Omari Hardwick hosts 6 short films Nov 3

Actor, Omari Hardwick, hosts Aspire’s ABFF Independent Film Series which airs Mondays at 8 p.m.…

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Meet Patricia Cesaire, Co-Host of Our World with Black Enterprise

New season premiers weekend of Nov. 1

Digital strategist and entrepreneur Patricia Cesaire to join Paul Brunson as the new co-host of…

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Dashon Goldson: Running the Route with Entrepreneurship

'I think it’s important to be passionate about your pursuits'

Tampa Bay Buccaneer, Dashon Goldson, is, by day, an NFL safety, while off the field,…

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‘Our World With Black Enterprise’ to Bring Fresh Perspective with Two New Hosts

New season to premiere Nov. 1 with Hollywood hitmaker Will Packer and Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier

New season of Our World With Black Enterprise to premiere Nov. 1 with new hosts…

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Meet Paul C. Brunson, Co-Host of Our World with Black Enterprise

Brunson to co-host new season of Our World With Black Enterprise premiering November 1

With years of media and entrepreneurship experience under his belt, meet Our World With Black…

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The Gaye Family wins first court battle versus Pharrell and Robin Thicke

Judge May Tell Robin Thicke and Pharrell They’ve ‘Got to Give it Up’

Judge allows The Gaye family to continue with their infringement suit against the duo

The songwriters of Blurred Lines loses initial court battle versus The Gaye family who is…

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[Part 2] African Hip-Hop Artist Comes Full Circle

Ikechukwu Onunaku talks expanding brand in America and advice for up-and-comers

Entertainer Ikechukwu Onunaku talks expanding brand in U.S. and his advice for up-and-comers.

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OUTstanding CEOs: A Look At 10 Other Gay Corporate Industry Leaders

Apple CEO Tim Cook isn't the only one "out and proud"

Professional executive network OUT-Standing In Business came to mind instantly after Apple CEO Tim Cook…

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Russell Westbrook Launches New Initiative to Promote Childhood Literacy

NBA superstar partners with Scholastic to challenge students to read 100,000 minutes each year

NBA superstar Russell Westbrook opens new reading center in Oklahoma to promote childhood literacy

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Deion Sanders OWN show premieres November 1st

Deion Sanders: All About the Family Playbook

Former NFL star and reality TV personality talks new show and community advocacy

Former football player, Deion ‘Prime Time’ Sanders, returns for another season of his reality show,…

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Pharrell is on the Board of Directors at The Apollo Theater

Pharrell Williams Sits on Apollo Theater’s Board of Directors

Adds another title to his many responsibilities

Singer/producer, Pharrell Williams, continues to fill his plate with more duties and accomplishments as he…

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[Part 1] African Hip Hop Pioneer Comes Full Circle

Entertainer opens up about winning and failing, journey and legacy

African entertainer opens up about winning and failing, journey and legacy in Nigerian music industry.

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Motivational Entrepreneur Lisa Nichols Talks How She Reclaims Her Power

'I don’t want to live a life preparing for what’s next and missing what’s now'

Preparing for her appearance at the 2015 Women of Power Summit, motivation guru Lisa Nichols…

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Controversial Or Nah?!: 5 Disney Princess Reimagined As Caucasian

Is this Tumblr artist's interpretation offensive or not?!

It is hard to gauge just how far we come as a human race when…

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[RECAP]: Women of Power TV Premier Kicks Off with Interactive Chat

Ask yourself what you want and where you want to go in life while tuning in

Women of Power TV premiered nationally the weekend of Saturday, Oct. 25, and kicked off…

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Marvel Announces ‘Dr. Strange,’ ‘Captain Marvel’ And More In ‘Phase 3′ Plans

Get ready to throw your money at Marvel Studios again!

Yesterday was a great day for comic book and comic book movie fans, as Marvel…

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NBA and Kia Continue marketing relationship

NBA and Kia Motors America Re-up Marketing Partnership

LeBron James pitching new luxury sedan, K900

The NBA has renewed their marketing partnership with Kia and releases an ad featuring LeBron…

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15 Twitter Reactions to Chadwick Boseman as ‘The Black Panther’

The '42' and 'Get On Up' star joins Marvel in a 5-picture deal

Celebrated actor Chadwick Boseman just scored a big coup with new role as T’Challa in…

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Chadwick Boseman to Become First Lead of Color for Marvel

'Get On Up' actor will play Black Panther

Chadwick Boseman set to star as Black Panther, Marvel’s first solo lead of color.

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Beyonce Book to be Released Fall 2015

Biographer J. Randy Taraborrelli will write the book

Former Destiny’s Child lead singer, Beyonce Knowles, will have a biography about her, written by…

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LeBron James adds a daughter to his family

LeBron James’ Wife, Savannah, Gives Birth to Baby Girl

The couple now have 3 children

Cleveland Cavalier LeBron James, has welcomed a daughter into his family. His wife, Savannah, gave…

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Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine open a school at USC

Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine Open School

The $70 million endowment allows the school to be named after them at USC

The University of Southern California has opened a school named after Dr. Dre and Jimmy…

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The 5 Most Livable Countries For Comfort Seekers

Grab your suitcase and relocate to these restful places

We all seek comfort. It is a human necessity. From wanting a warm and cozy…

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WATCH: LeBron James Returns To Akron In New Sprite Commercial

The four time MVP embraces his hometown community

There are only a few days left until the 2014-15 NBA Season begins! With such…

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Diabetes Tips from S. Epatha Merkerson

The actress encourages people to join America’s Diabetes Challenge

After the initial interview with Black Enterprise, S. Epatha Meckerson left us with some tips…

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Pharrell is one of the featured performers on A Very Grammy Christmas

Pharrell Williams to Perform on CBS’ A VERY GRAMMY® CHRISTMAS

'Happy' singer will be featured along with Tim McGraw and Maroon 5

‘Happy’ singer and songwriter, Pharrell Williams, is slated to perform at CBS’ A VERY GRAMMY…

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Nick Cannon Releasing a Children's Book

“Drumline: A New Beat” Premieres on VH1

12 years after the release of "Drumline," the story returns with a twist

Most of us remember the original motion picture “Drumline” starring Nick Cannon and Zoe Saldana.…

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15 Twitter Reactions To Beyoncé And TopShop’s Joint Venture Company

The company will be called Parkwood TopShop Athletic Ltd.

Consider your morning already blessed and highly favored, as Sir Philip Green announced a 50/50…

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New OWN Reality Show Features Family Life of Comedian Flex and ‘90s Pop Singer Shanice

The couple opens up about financial difficulties

Most people know 90s pop sensation Shanice for her Grammy-nominated hit song, “I Love Your…

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Kimora Lee Simmons Establishes Scholarship Fund for Fashion Students

The Queen of Fabulosity donates $1 million to support fashion education

Kimora Lee Simmons creates $1 million scholarship fund for fashion students

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American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault Advises the NBA on Workforce Diversity

CEO schools the league on the need for company diversity

American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault talks to NBA owners about workforce diversity

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UCSF Study: Sugared Soda Might Be Aging Your Cells

The sweet stuff might be killing you

Soda can cause harm beyond making you obese.

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Meet Dariany Santana, Co-Host of Women of Power TV

With the debut set for Oct. 25, female professionals and leaders will be inspired

Model and actress Dariany Santana is one of the hosts of Women of Power TV.…

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Leslie Jones is added to cast of Saturday Night Live

Leslie Jones Joins Saturday Night Live Cast

After having no black female cast members, show now has two

Leslie Jones, who was a writer for the show, Saturday Night Live, has been added…

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Warner Bros. Partners With Reginald Hudlin For ‘Static Shock’ Live-Action Series

Details are incredibly sparse, but we're excited!

Warner Bros. is attempting to be the loud kid in the room, especially after Marvel’s…

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Perri ‘Pebbles’ Reid Files Lawsuit Against Viacom For $40 Million

Suit centers on her portrayal in TLC biopic, 'CrazySexyCool'

Former TLC manager, Perri “Pebbles” Reid, is suing Viacom for their portrayal of her in…

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Latifah to host The Hollywood Film Awards

Queen Latifah to Host The Hollywood Film Awards

Show will be broadcast live from the Hollywood Palladium, Friday, Nov. 14 on CBS

Talk show host, Queen Latifah, is slated to host the inaugural live broadcast show, The…

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Ten Facts about Pam Grier

Women of Power Legacy Award Honoree: 10 Facts About Pam Grier

Check out fun tidbits about this legendary actress and entrepreneur

Black Enterprise is honoring the great Pam Grier with the 2015 Legacy Award at the…

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Former NFL Player Troy Williamson Switches Gears to Entrepreneurship

'I get inspired by looking where I came from and all the obstacles I’ve been through'

Former NFL player Troy Williamson speaks about entrepreneurship, giving back and helping people via motivational…

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Class-Action Attorneys Want $52.4 Million from the NCAA

The firm that won the Ed O'Bannon-led case against the league files to recover costs from lawsuit

The lawyers for Ed O’Bannon, who filed an anti-trust lawsuit against the NCAA, has filed…

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Johnson & Johnson Commits $200 Million for Ebola Vaccine Research

The healthcare company fast tracks their efforts

Johnson & Johnson announced that they will make a commitment of up to $200 million…

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WATCH: ‘Dear White People’ Advocates For Racial Insurance

Covers everything except the N-word!

With Justin Simien’s Dear White People filling up theaters around the nation, there latest promo…

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Research Lacking for Metastatic Breast Cancer

Study shows more investigation needs to be done

Over the last 12 years, only 7.1% of breast cancer research has had a targeted…

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Comedian Hannibal Buress Calls Bill Cosby ‘A Rapist’

Was the Comedy Central perform wrong for his joke?!

Funny man Hannibal Buress commands a stage whenever his presence is felt from state to…

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Teddy Pendergrass' wife retains control over his estate

Teddy Pendergrass’ Widow Retains Control Over Estate

Judge rules son's will was fraudulent

The wife of late singer, Teddy Pendergrass, has retained control over his estate after his…

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Black Enterprise Legacy Award Winner Adds NBA Team Ownership to Resume

A BE 100s CEO, Valerie Daniels-Carter, invests in Milwaukee Bucks

It’s no secret that the National Basketball Association (NBA) has a deficit of black owners.…

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[OPINION] Carol’s Daughter is Our Daughter: The Pros and Cons of Being A Black Brand

Has the Brooklyn-bred brand sold out? Maybe not

Lisa Price, founder and president of Carol’s Daughter, proudly announced recently that her company “joins…

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Jim Jones Launches Vamp Berry

Hip-Hop Entrepreneur Jim Jones to Launch Vamp Berry Soda

Star of Vh1's Chrissy & Mr. Jones starts a new business

Jim Jones, star of Vh1′s Chrissy & Mr. Jones and Dipset rapper, is launching a…

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A Legacy Remembered: 7 Top Moments in Black Fashion with Oscar de la Renta

As the world mourns the death of an icon, take a look at African American celebrities in glam

With reports of the legendary designer’s death and as the world remembers his legacy, check…

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[REACTIONS] Beauty Business Boss Moves: L’Oreal Acquires Carol’s Daughter

Consumers respond to news with mixed emotions, from cheers to disappointment

Beauty giant L’Oreal has acquired Carol’s Daughter, founded by Lisa Price, for an undisclosed amount,…

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President Barack Obama’s Credit Card Was Declined

The president revealed that Michelle Obama picked up the check

The 44th President of the United States is widely the most parodied politician the world…

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Judge rules in favor of record labels in suit versus SiriusXM

Judge Rules in Favor of Record Labels in Suit Versus SiriusXM Radio

Radio channel doesn't pay artists for pre-1972 recordings

Judge Mary Strobel has ruled in favor of record labels in its lawsuit versus SiriusXM…

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Pam Grier to be Honored at Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit

Hollywood’s first female action star to receive Legacy Award for her work in film and business

Pam Grier to be honored with the Legacy Award at Black Enterprise’s 2015 Women of…

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Women of Power TV Show Set to Premiere October 25

Nationally syndicated series debuts with Tracee Ellis Ross feature

Black Enterprise’s nationally syndicated Women’s Power show debuts October 25 on TV One.

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WATCH: Chris Rock Lists His Favorite Rappers In ‘Top Five’ Trailer

Is this Chris Rock's best film ever?!

After earning supreme praise from critics whom attended the Toronto International Film Festival, Chris Rock’s…

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Chris Webber Looking To Buy Atlanta Hawks

Group headed by Former NBA All-Star notifies league of intent to buy

Former NBA and Michigan Wolverines All-star, Chris Webber wants to get back in the game.
Only…

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Ten Facts About the Ebola Virus

Be informed of this deadly disease

With the news of the deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa reaching…

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Chris Rock and Prince To Appear On SNL After Decades-Long Absence

The two titans set to appear Nov. 1

Prince and Chris Rock are making their enigmatic return to ‘Saturday Night Live’ after 20-plus…

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Chris Paul to Host the CP3 Foundation’s Event Advocating for Youth

Two Los Angeles-based organizations, L.A.’s BEST and Leaps n Boundz, will benefit

LA Clippers point guard, Chris Paul, will host a fundraiser for L.A.’s BEST and Leaps…

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Alicia Keys Heads Protests for kidnapped Nigerian girls

Alicia Keys Protests for Lost Nigerian Girls

After six months, kidnapped girls are still reported missing

Alicia Keys, citing the fact that she is a mother, holds a protest to bring…

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Q & A With Carolina Panthers’ DeAngelo Williams

The football player shares his efforts to spotlight metastatic breast cancer.

Black Enterprise spoke with the football player to learn more about his efforts to educate…

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Chris Brown has 7 Soul Train nominations

Chris Brown Leads the 2014 Soul Train Awards With Seven Nominations

Beyonce and Pharrell have 6 and 5, respectively

Chris Brown received the most soul train awards nomination with 7. Beyonce comes next with…

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Will Packer Sells Comedy to NBC

Will Packer Lands TV Comedy, ‘Like Father, Like Son’ on NBC

Show will be based on actual events from his life

Hollywood producer, Will Packer, has inked a deal for new comedy, ‘Like, Father, Like Son’…

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Obama Girls, Mo’ne Davis and More Make Time’s Most Influential Teens List

TIME recognizes some of today's most influential teens

Time Magazine releases their most influential teen list, with Mo’ne Davis, the Obama girls and…

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Protesters Champion ‘Black Lives Matter’ at Monday Night Football Game

Efforts part of the 'Moral Monday'

Protesters fighting to raise awareness about 18-year-old Michael Brown championed ‘Black Lives’ at yesterday’s Monday…

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NWA nominated for 2015 rock and roll hall of fame

NWA Nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Other nominees include Chic, Bill Withers and The Spinners

NWA has been nominated to be inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame…

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Drama League to Honor Broadway and Hollyood Icon James Earl Jones

Award-winning actor will receive musical tribute

Drama League will honor the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony award winner at its 31st…

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Ambassador Of Shave: Dennis Scott Partners With Shavewise

Former NBA 3-point specialist looks to revolutionize grooming

Former NBA 3-point baller looks to revolutionize grooming one razor bump at a time with…

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The BronzeLens Film Festival

The 5th Annual BronzeLens Film Festival – Oct. 22-26

Festival is taking place in Atlanta, Georgia

The 5th annual BronzeLens Film Festival (BronzeLens) will take place October 22-26, 2014 at various…

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Nene Leakes Makes More Than $1.5 Million Per ‘Atlanta Housewives’ Season

Rumor almost dispelled as reality TV hints about her salary

Nene Leakes, the outspoken ‘OG’ of ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta,’ is rumored to make more…

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Colin Kaepernick Fined $10,000 for Wearing Beats by Dre Headphones

San Fransisco 49ers player reprimanded for sporting non-sponsored gear

Colin Kaepernick wore bright pink Beats by Dre Headphones despite the NFL’s deal with Bose…

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LeBron James' brand worth more than Tiger Woods' brand

LeBron James Is More Valuable Than Tiger Woods

His brand is worth $1 million more

Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James’ brand is worth $1 million more than Tiger Woods’ brand. Forbes…

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Pras sues the NY Post

Pras of The Fugees, Files $30 Million Lawsuit Against the NY Post

Sues the tabloid newspaper for saying he skipped a charity event he had nothing to do with

Rapper Pras Michel of The Fugees, sues the NY Post for $30 million because the…

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Legacy Award Honoree: How Charlayne Hunter-Gault Helped Desegregate Schools

Legacy Award recipient and journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault was one of the first blacks to desegregate…

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BE Launches New Women of Power Website

We can hardly wait for the Women of Power Summit in March, and judging by all…

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