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Must Reads: 3 Fabulous Books to Inspire Fashion and Design Professionals

These books were all created by African Americans

Here are three books every fashion and design enthusiast should read and aspiring professionals can…

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This Day In History: First Black Woman to Receive an M.D.

Rebecca Lee Crumpler earned her degree at a time when education for women was uncommon

Rebecca Lee Crumpler was born free in 1831 in Delaware, and was raised by her…

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Top 10 BESportsBiz Movie Picks

Let’s see how our favorite black sports movies faired at the box office

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Love and Basketball topped the list with our Black Enterprise office members who were…

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Seeking A Job in Sports?

SportsBusiness Journal launches job board dedicated to sports careers

“Imagine working closely with all of the biggest sports properties including the NBA, MLB, NFL,…

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Donna Karan International Fashion Executive Is Building and Strengthening A Global Brand

Felita Harris discusses opportunities for luxury goods in the digital age

Felita Harris (@msfashionbiz) is one of the most powerful women in the luxury retail industry.…

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5 Black Celebrity Stylists You Should Know

Get to know the style bosses behind your favorite celebrity looks

As with music and the latest lingo, fashion is one of popular culture’s many entities…

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Patricia Arquette Calls People of Color and Gays to Fight for Women

Patricia Arquette makes an insensitive comment on race and sexual orientation

One of the most talked about moments from Sunday night’s Oscars was Patricia Arquette’s acceptance speech…

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Deanii Scott on WBLS’ ‘Defining Moments in Black History’

The Hot 97.1 digital producer shares her special moment with us

Deanii Scott, Hot 97‘s social media producer, shared on WBLS her defining moment in black…

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Entrepreneur’s Summit: Reginald Hudlin Confirmed to Attend

Famed writer, director, and producer will share knowledge and host ABFF buzz party

Reginald Hudlin will attend Black Enterprise’s Entrepreneur’s Summit to host An American Black Film Festival…

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VIDEO: Paris Racism Victim Speaks Out

Black fan who was denied access to train after a European football game says he will file charges

See Video: Chelsea fans racism victim speaks out following abuse on Paris metro.
 
 

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Maya Angelou Honored with Forever Stamp

The beloved author, actress and poet will always be remembered

On Monday, Feb. 23, the U.S. Postal Service announced that the beloved actress and poet Maya Angelou…

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Common and John Legend Win Oscar for ‘Glory’, Plus Moving Performance

Common and John Legend leave audience in tears after "Glory"

Last night viewers all across the country tuned into ABC network to watch The Oscars.…

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This Day In History – First African American to Become General in US Marine Corps

Frank E. Petersen is also the Marine Corps' first black three-star general

On Feb. 23, 1979, Frank E. Petersen Jr. became the first African American general in…

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Common and John Legend Address Civil Rights Issues of Today in Moving Oscar Speech

Issues with voting rights, criminal justice system and more take center stage at the Oscars

Common and John Legend use Oscars platform to deliver a moving speech

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VIDEO: Racism in Sports Goes Viral

Recent Paris football incident brings light to the ongoing discrimination throughout the world

Forget what you’ve heard about racism is an American problem. Oftentimes we have heard people…

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Crawford Safe After NBA Record-breaking Trading Day

More than 30 players get new teams by deadline

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Rumors of LA Clipper’s guard Jamal Crawford being traded turned out to be false…

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One-Way Trip To Mars: Mars One To Establish A Permanent Human Settlement

The next giant leap for mankind is here

Mars One is a Dutch nonprofit that is planning to establish a permanent human settlement…

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Fashionista Invents New Shoe Accessory to Make Walking a Breeze

Walking is easier and more stylish, thanks to Tracey

Walking seems simple enough, right? You place one foot in front of the other and…

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How Buying a Fixer-Upper Led to a Career in Interior Design

Dayka Robinson defines success on her own terms

Dayka Robinson joins a new breed of entrepreneurs who are on a mission to define…

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A Lesson in Longevity: Cicely Tyson’s Epic Debut on ‘How To Get Away With Murder’

Iconic actress continues to prove she's still got it in her season debut

Fans of “How to Get Away with Murder” say Cicely Tyson’s debut is the series’…

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Flaws and All: Beyonce Still Beautiful in Leaked Photos

Beyoncé's unedited photos encourage self-confidence

Beyoncé seems to be the latest victim of celebrity photo leaks, according to reports. Footage…

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This Day In History: Charles Barkley Is Born

He is the shortest player in NBA history to lead the league in rebounding

On this day in history, February 20, 1963, legend Charles Barkley was born.

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5 Young Moguls of Color Paving the Way for Your Children

Exposing your kids to entrepreneurs is a great way to inspire creativity and build confidence

Black History is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the new generation of game changers. …

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Couple Launches International Black History Month in Hong Kong

Power beaus on mission to spread economic empowerment and multicultural awareness

Couple is on a mission to honor the extraordinary achievements and historic contributions of African-Americans…

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First African American MIT Grad to be Immortalized on Limited-Edition Stamp

Robert Robinson Taylor becomes the 38th honoree into Black Heritage Stamp Series

A pioneer and savvy intellectual, Robert Robinson Taylor will be immortalized on a limited-edition stamp.…

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Black History Month: Zip Gayles Inducted to Basketball Hall of Fame

Former HBCU coach receives prestigious honor

Former HBCU coach receives prestigious honor being inducted into collegiate sports hall of fame.

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Check Out Style Innovators of Color with ‘BE High Society’

Visit this special portal to read about today's stars and innovators of the future

Today’s brightest stars of style include savvy innovators who have set today’s trends, from behind…

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Is ‘Empire’s’ Lucious Lyons Based on Jay Z?

Athletic division nod makes the character’s resemblance to music powerhouse more pronounced

Reference to an athletic division makes the lead character Luscious Lyon’s resemblance to Jay-Z even…

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Former Trail Blazers Player Jerome Kersey Dies at 52

Team owner credits the 17-year NBA veteran as 'one of the most beloved players'

Trail Blazers’ Owner credits 17-year NBA veteran Jerome Kersey as “one of the most beloved…

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The Next MacGyver 2.19.15

Hollywood’s Best Will Pay You $5,000 To Help Find a Female “MacGyver”

White House supports effort to create programming highlighting women in STEM

A group of some of Hollywood’s top producers are partnering to announce a worldwide competition…

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This Day In History: First Black Gold Medalist in Winter Olympics

Vonetta Flowers was inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in 2010

On Feb. 19, 2002, Vonetta Flowers made history by becoming the first person of African…

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5 Boss Moves of Former UNC/Duke Basketball Players

From Michael Jordan to Grant Hill, these entrepreneurs know more than just how to play the game

Here are five boss moves of former UNC/Duke basketball players, such as Michael Jordan and…

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Kevin Durant Plays Fashion Forward

The NBA player styles in Gucci and Burberry during this GQ spread. Can you say couture endorsements?

Kevin Durant follows LeBron James’s fashion lead. During the 2015 All-Star Weekend, James’ production company, Springhill…

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Producer Roger Bobb Hosts Twitter Chat Thursday, February 20, 12p EST

The award-winning producer shares film tips, knowledge, and passion

As a two- time winner of the Best Film award at the American Black Film…

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This Day In History: Toni Morrison Is Born

She was a past winner of the Noble Prize and Pulitizer Prize, among many others

Toni Morrison was born on Feb. 18, 1931, in Lorain, Ohio, as the second of…

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Halle Berry Admits She Thought about Cosmetic Sugery and More

The A-lister gets candid about beauty and insecurity

It never seems to matter whether Halle Berry is starring in a box office hit,…

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NBA’s Amar’e Stoudemire’s Salary to Drop Significantly

It’s clearly more about the game than money for the NBA veteran

Soon-to-be NBA free agent Amar’e Stoudemire negotiated a buyout of his nearly $100 million deal…

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How Big Ballers Made Little Ballers Possible

Stoudemire, Fiasco and Graves gave producer McCrary the push she needed to get a deal with NickSports

During All-Star Weekend, Nickelodeon Sports held a special screening for Little Ballers, a documentary profiling…

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The Book of Negroes: Actress Aunjanue Ellis Talks the Impact on Black History

The star of BET’s new miniseries shares thoughts on slave narratives and blacks who don’t want to see them

As the leading lady in her first major starring role on BET’s miniseries The Book…

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Fashion & Racism: When Does a ‘Statement’ Go Beyond Just Style?

Beyonce raises eyebrows and ire with All-Star weekend ensemble

Beyonce’s All-Star weekend fashion pick caused some style watchers to give a Scooter LaForge trench…

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This Day In History: NFL Hall of Famer Jim Brown Was Born

One of the 'Greatest Players in NFL History' is an activist, actor and philanthropist

On this day in history, February 17, 1936, NFL Hall of Famer Jim Brown was…

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Healthy Heart Month: 4 Foods to Energize and Invigorate

Try these for boosting your lifestyle for work and play

These heart-healthy foods can help keep you energized and invigorated.

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10 Ways to Create Happiness in Your Life

Go inward and find the goodness within you that is waiting to come to light

Practicing these steps daily can help you ease stress and manage difficulties.

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LeBron James Heads First NBA Fashion Show All-Star Weekend

LeBron James goes from the court to the runway this weekend

LeBron James and his production company Springhill Production are making history this All-Star weekend with…

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This Day In History: First Black Pro Basketball Team Established

The New York Renaissance were established Feb 13, 1923

Back in the 1920’s when people of “color” couldn’t play with “whites”, the ‘Harlem Rens’…

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12 Quotes from Black Fashion Icons

Gain inspiration from some of our past and present leaders in style

As we continue to celebrate African Americans who shaped our history and breathed life into…

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Sports Power Couple Share Love with Women Pre-Valentine’s Day

Alonzo and Tracy Mourning kickoff NBA All-Star weekend with a sisterhood chat

Two days before Valentine’s Day, NBA veteran and former Miami Heat player Alonzo Mourning and…

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Our History, Our Future: 10 Female Icons in Fashion

As Fashion Week continues in New York, we celebrate style innovators and powerhouses

As Fashion Week continues in New York City, check out these amazing women of color…

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How To Land A Baller

NBA former player Bobby Simmons puts his new marketing degree to use

After playing in the NBA for ten years, Bobby Simmons earned his degree in marketing…

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ABFF and McDonald’s Partner for ‘Lovin’ Campaign

Filmmakers can win $2,500 in equipment and a mentoring session with director Malcolm Lee

ABFF and McDonald’s USA have partnered for the “Lovin” campaign, a competition that promotes diversity…

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This Day in History: The NAACP Was Founded

This day 106 years ago, the largest civil rights organization was formed

We explore the history of the NAACP, as today marks its 106th year anniversary.

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Modern-Day Influencers Recreate Legendary Images of Black History Icons

Female leaders in media, fashion and social media pay homage to greats

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In honor of Black History Month, the Style Influencers Group L.L.C., a…

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Remebering Whitney: 12 of Our Favorite Moments

A glimpse at some our favorite Whitney moments

Today marks three years since the world class singer and icon Whitney Houston died. During…

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6 Tips for Starting a Nonprofit Organization

If you have a desire to change the world, check out these tips

Do you have a desire to start a non-profit organization? If so, beyond your passion…

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{Infographic} Tips To Child Proof Your Home

Make Safe Happen provides awareness and tips for protection

Many of us consider our homes to be the safest place for our children. But…

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Star Bodybuilder and Former NBA Baller Headline Sports Business Panel

Phil Heath and NBA's Bobby Simmons share their entrepreneurial lessons

Phil Heath and NBA’a Bobby Simmons share hoop dreams and entrepreneurial lessons.

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No World Series Title After All

Residency violations invalidates Jackie Robinson West as U.S. Little League champions

Jackie Robinson West was all the youth baseball rave in 2014, winning the coveted title…

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This Day In History: Nelson Mandela Released from Prison

Today marks the 25th anniversary of his release

Today marks the 25th anniversary of Nelson Mandela‘s release from prison, a great day in…

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NFL Quarterback Cam Newton Returns to College to Earn His Degree

Newton spends offseason in college classroom

Carolina Panthers star quarterback, Cam Newton, returns to college to finish his degree

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History Makers: Starting Five African Americans to Play in the NBA

Here is the starting lineup that began the game for the basketball stars of today

Unlike many other sports leagues, it only took four years after forming before the National…

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How To Maintain Your Relationships

Relationships are for our growth

“If the purpose of a thing is not known, then abuse is inevitable.” -Dr. Myles…

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Are $3,000 All-Star Tickets Worth Breaking Your Bank?

Apply these rules before you over spend on your favorite sporting event

With 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend officially kicking off in New York on Thursday many in…

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This Day in History: First African American to Walk in Space

On Feb. 9, 1995 Bernard Harris, Jr. made history

On this day in 1995, Bernard Harris Jr. became the first African American to walk…

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Beyonce Surpasses Aretha Franklin with 20th Grammy Win

Beyoncé makes Grammy history

Los Angeles shined bright last night as stars from all over gathered in the city…

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Celebrity Real Estate: 5 Fab Homes of Stars Under 30

From Kevin Durant to Rihanna, check out these amazing homes

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Being a successful homeowner, especially at a young age, is not an easy task…

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History Maker: Fastest Bicycle Rider in the World

Major Taylor Won World Cyclist Championship of 1899

Outside of the Worchester (Mass) Public Library stands a bronze two-sided monument honoring an African-American…

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NAACP Image Awards 2015 Reveals Non-Televised Winners

Beyoncé, Common, Iyanla and others take home an Image Award

The 46th NAACP Image Awards are set to premiere tonight at 9:00 P.M. Anthony Anderson…

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Know Our Status: HIV/AIDS Among Blacks and How to Decrease Numbers

Debra Fraser-Howze of OraSure Technologies talks minorities and prevention

Debra Fraser-Howze, founder of the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS, breaks down affect on…

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Working in the Caribbean: Hospitality Professional Russell George Details Global Transitions

Industry vet talks expanding perception of Trinidad, hosting royalty and professional success

Russell George shares his early beginnings in tourism industry, hosting royalty, and what makes Trinidad…

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NAACP Image Awards: Oprah Winfrey, Kerry Washington and More Set to Present

The show airs tonight on TV one, with star-studded line up

TV One has announced additional celebrity presenters for the 46th NAACP Image Awards airing tonight.

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This Day in History: Freed Black Slaves Set Sail on the ‘Mayflower of Liberia’

On Feb. 6, 1820, the Mayflower of Liberia journeyed to Africa

On Feb. 6, 1820, a group of more than 85 free men and women, former…

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History Maker: Stephen Curry’s Three-Pointer Breaks Multiple Ceilings

The Warriors All-Star point guard breaks three NBA records

All-Star Golden State Warriors point guard follows in dad’s footsteps and breaks a few records…

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Our History, Our Future: 10 Female Phenoms in Entertainment

Pioneers and their modern day successors shape entertainment

In interviews, award ceremonies and daytime TV programs, Oprah often thanks the way makers and door…

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This Day In History: ‘Home Run King’ Is Born

Baseball superstar Hank Aaron would make history as an icon of the sport

Henry Louis Aaron, nicknamed ‘Hammerin’ Hank’, was born on this day in history in 1934.

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Snoop’s Son To Join Puffy’s Son on UCLA Football Team

Cordell Broadus accepts scholarship offer citing good education and NFL experience

Cordell Broadus, son Snoop Dogg announced Wednesday during National Signing Day that he is going…

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Pro Golf Trailblazer Charlie Sifford Dies

President Obama Offers Condolences For First Black PGA Tour Member

Long before Tiger Woods, there was Dr. Charles “Charlie” Sifford who is credited for having…

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Oprah and Ava DuVernay Team Up for OWN Series

Oprah makes OWN acting debut in DuVernay's series

If you pride yourself on making smart money choices and ridding your monthly cable bill,…

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Snoop Dogg’s Son Begins His Own Black History Today

Cordell Broadus makes major step toward pro football career at Signing Day

Snoop Dogg’s son Cordell Broadus is to select his college football home today and all…

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Black History Business Titan: John H. Johnson

BE pays tribute to the godfather of black media

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“Utterly determined,” are the first words that come to mind for Black Enterprise President…

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Wendell Scott Sr. Stakes Place Among History’s Icons in NASCAR’s Hall of Fame

Family and industry leaders reflect on his legacy and a well-deserved honor

The Scott family celebrates after receiving the NASCAR Hall of Fame jacket in honor of…

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This Day in History: Rosa Parks is Born

The Civil Rights activist would be 102 today

We are now on the fourth day of Black History Month, and on this special…

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Why Does NFL’s Sapp Get Terminated While NBA’s Anthony Get Suspended?

Here are some factors that impact how you bounce back from a career fumble

We all make mistakes at work or in our personal lives that may impact our…

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Ankara Miami Fashion Week Set to Kick Off with Global Designers

Innovation and fashion unite in showcase of African talent

Ankara Miami Fashion Week set to showcase top fashion industry talent from Feb. 19 to…

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This Day in History: First Black Student Enrolls at University of Alabama

Autherine Lucy faced riots and threats to her life, all to desegregate the university

By this day, Autherine Lucy was taking her first classes, facing tremendous challenges, as the…

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Black Enterprise Talks Taxes, Entreprenuership and More on Power 105.1′s The Breakfast Club

Alfred Edmond, Jr. and Courtney Connley talk financial tips for the New Year

Black Enterprise’s Alfred Edmond, Jr. and Courtney Connley talk taxes, entrepreneurship and more on Power…

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This Day in History: Ernest Just Recieves the Spingarn Medal for Strides in Science

As Black History Month is upon us, let us reflect on past leaders

Scientist Ernest Just was received with the Spingarn Medal 101 years ago today.

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Top 5 Super Bowl Blunders

Take a look at the list of the biggest goats in NFL history

Last night’s Super Bowl XLIX had Seattle fans in a panic. With the Seahawks trailing…

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Bobby Brown Releases Statement on Bobbi Kristina’s Condition

Singer and father reported to be at his daughter's side

R&B legend Bobby Brown released a statement to US Weekly yesterday on his daughter Bobbi…

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Jay Z Makes $56 Million Bid to Buy Music Streaming Company

Hip-hop mogul plans to expand his empire with latest business offer

Jay Z places $56 million bid to buy Scandinavian music streaming company Aspiro

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2015 Sundance Film Festival: The Year of Dope

Projects by Pras Michel and Shaka King bring diversity to this year's showcase of independent films

Each year, tens of thousands of people flock to the Sundance Film Festival for a…

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Toyota Super Bowl Campaign Spotlights Best Dads In the NFL

LaVar Arrington joins other players to discuss their relationship with their children

Issues with domestic violence and child abuse tarnished the first few months of the NFL…

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American Black Film Festival Early Bird Registration Rates Expire January 31

Save money on attending the nation’s largest gathering of black film and TV professionals

Saving money is the savvy spender’s goal, which is why Black Enterprise and Film…

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A ‘Financial Fumble’ We Can All Learn From

What former NFL wide-receiver Rod Barksdale learned about friends and family in ‘financial need’

Financial experts say friends and family are one of the leading causes, as players have…

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Ifetayo Academy Celebrates 25 Years of African Culture in Brooklyn, NY

A young girls' dance routine inspires the development of a cultural academy

About 25 years ago, Kwayera Archer-Cunningham, a former professional dancer and choreographer, realized a young…

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How One Black Super Bowl Vendor Achieves Business and Financial Success

Vonda McPherson’s financial savvy landed her a five-figure contract

Do you have dreams of taking your business to the big leagues?

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Top 10 Highest Paid NBA Players This Season

LeBron James is worth $64.6 million, holding at the number one spot

LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Kobe Bryant are the highest-paid NBA players this year. James,…

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Top 5 Super Bowl XLIX Apps

Kick your experience up a notch this year by using the

In case you haven’t noticed, there’s more to the Super Bowl than football. Whether you’re…

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Cameroon Celebrates the Re-opening of Musée National Museum

The event was one of the largest in history for the diverse country

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Cameroon, officially the Republic of Cameroon, is a country in Central…

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QVC Host Mocks Natural Model’s Hair, Issues Apology

Sandra Bennett responds to natural hair backlash

QVC caught quite a bit of backlash when a host on the popular shopping network…

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Lil Wayne Suing Cash Money for $51 Million

Lil Wayne and Birdman feud in legal battle

It seems as if Lil Wayne’s Twitter rants and concert announcement declaring his split from record…

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Hot 97 Replaces Cipha Sounds

Nessa Nitty is now the permanent afternoon host for the radio staple

After a podcast criticizing management, Hot 97 fired and replaced longtime afternoon host Cipha Sounds.

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2 Chainz to Reportedly Run for Mayor of Hometown

Rapper to consider a career in politics

Rapper 2 Chainz to reportedly run for mayor of College Park, Georgia

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American Family Insurance Partners with Kevin Durant and J.J. Watt

The superstar athletes will be the new brand ambassadors

Superstar athletes Kevin Durant and J.J. Watt are new brand ambassadors.

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7 Top All-Inclusive Caribbean Resorts

These properties offer a hassle-free option while all vacation

Want more bang for your buck when you travel? Why not consider an all-inclusive resort?…

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Uzo Aduba Wins First SAG Award, Makes History

Uzo Aduba delivers tearful speech and makes SAG history with Viola Davis

Orange is the New Black’s Uzo Aduba wins SAG Award and makes history.

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Civil Rights Today: 15 Empowering Songs That Promote Freedom and Justice

As we're nearing Black History Month, add these hot picks to your playlist

Martin Luther King Jr.’s lives on 365 days per year. Empower yourself with this take-charge,…

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City Eats: Experience Eclectic Dining Options in Dallas

From tex mex to contemporary southern cuisine, city offers variety for the palate

This city offers everything from barbecue, to tex mex to contemporary southern cuisine to satisfy…

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Expedia Buys Travelocity For $280 Million, But Will Merger Benefit Consumers?

Biggest consolidation in online travel booking space

How will the recent joining of the two companies affect travelers? Not much, analysts say.…

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VIDEO: Viola Davis Thanks Shonda Rhimes for Casting Dark Skinned Woman

Davis eloquently addresses beauty standards in acceptance speech

Viola Davis left a winner at last night’s SAG Awards. The nearly 50-year-old knockout actress…

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Miss Universe: Top Women of Color Who Got the Crown

These females have graced the stage and held the title

As the world celebrates the new Miss Universe, take a look back at women of…

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2015 Traveler’s Choice: The Worlds Top 25 Hotels

Here is some travel inspiration for your next trip

If you’re looking for some travel inspiration for your next vacation Trip Advisor, the world’s…

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How Kobe Bryant Used Business Strategies to Recruit Rajon Rondo

The Lakers star takes an entrepreneur's approach to get what he wants

We all know that Kobe Bryant has a magnificent basketball resume, but lately he has…

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Port Antonio: Jamaica’s Hidden Gem

Among other attractions, get a sampling of famous jerk chicken or pork in its original home

Negril, Montego Bay and Ocho Rios are great, but why not try something different? Check…

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Top Five Pro-Women Moments Under Obama’s Administration

Women are winning under Obama Administration

Over the span of President Obama’s administration, he has been particularly vocal about his support…

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The Best and Worst Airlines In The U.S.

United Airlines is at the bottom of list of 8 carriers for the 4th straight year

Flight delays, cancellations, lost baggage and complaints all increased last year. According to the Wall…

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Publisher Dawn Davis, GM President Vivian Pickard and More on Women of Power TV

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

Dawn Davis, Vivian Pickard and more to appear on an all new episode of Women…

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3 Mobile Apps For Spontaneous Travel

If you're booking a trip on the fly, these resources will help you do it in a cinch

Spontaneous booking is becoming the norm, especially with the millennial generation who are increasingly using…

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Why Everyone Should Know and Remember Former Baseball Player Curt Flood

He was the first athlete to challenge MLB trading rules

Curt Flood was a center fielder for the St. Louis Cardinals. Sports reporters said he…

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How the Patriots Helped Make Super Bowl Tickets Cheaper

Dip in prices attributed to 'fatigue' in interest among fans

Due to the New England Patriot’s advancing to the Super Bowl, Super Bowl ticket sales…

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Tyra Banks Debuting New Talk Show ‘The FAB Life’

Host will have panel of diverse guests to talk various issues

Tyra Banks is launching a new talk show, The FAB Life, this fall, with a…

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The ‘Big Game’: Fan Stats That Raise An Eyebrow

Google released data on football trends and 2014's Super Bowl

Google released search data around the 2014’s Super Bowl and the most recent football trends.…

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Why Most Super Bowl Advertisers Can’t Say ‘Super Bowl’ in Their Super Bowl Ads

The NFL’s strict rules are preventing companies from using the term

The National Football League has trademarked the term “Super Bowl,” which means companies aren’t allowed…

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Black History Month: 7 Cool, Must-See Civil Rights Landmarks and Tours

From the East Coast to the West, these are spots you and the family won't want to miss

Here are seven must-see Civil Rights landmarks. From the Rosa Parks bus to the MLK…

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15 Black Actresses Who Made Black History

See if you remember some of these Hollywood history-making moments

As Black History Month approaches, we naturally reflect on all of the world leaders, activists…

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Oprah and ‘Selma’ Cast Marched in Alabama on MLK Day

Oprah, Ava DuVernay, Common and other stars celebrate esteemed leader in unity

To honor Martin Luther King, Jr., the Selma cast marched in Selma, Alabama Sunday, Jan.…

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TLC to Fund Final Album Through Kickstarter Campaign

Living members Chilli and T-Boz ready to make a music comeback

R&B group TLC announces new Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the production of their…

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Hollywood Producer Stephanie Frederic Talks ‘Light Girls’ Documentary and Colorism within the Black Community

Producer says documentary shows grass isn't always greener on the other side

Producer Stephanie Frederic talks working on “Light Girls” documentary and the need to talk about…

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‘Selma’ Gives Nod To Gay Civil Rights Activist

MLK adviser and mentor Bayard Rustin portrayed in the film by Reuben Santiago-Hudson

Martin Luther King Jr. mentor and advisor Bayard Ruston, an openly gay man, is portrayed…

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Rainbow PUSH Wall Street Project Economic Summit: The Next Generation of Athlete Dealmakers

Sports athletes and experts gathered to discuss business and sports

The sports world and the business world collided at the 18th annual Rainbow PUSH Wall…

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How Oakland Raiders Star LaMarr Woodley Smartly Took Advantage of His NFL Status

The NFL player revealed a few of his business strategies

We’ve read about many of our former successful high-earning athletes in a financial ruin. Some…

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Book Review: The Man From Essence by Edward Lewis with Audrey Edwards

Whether for business lessons or just for the drama, this is one read you'll find hard to put down

Rarely do business biographies offer glamour and Scandal-meets-Mad-Men intrigue that you get from The Man…

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Out of the Box Vacations: Top Underrated Destination to Travel in 2015

Add these intriguing places to your bucket list this year

Change your travel game and be sure to check out the top underrated travel destinations…

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‘Selma’ Scores Two Oscar Nominations, Gets Snubbed in Other Major Categories

Director Ava DuVernay and actor David Oyelowo left out of major categories

Despite being snubbed in a few major categories, “Selma” scores two nominations for this year’s…

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OWN Airs Documentary About Pain Of Light Skinned Women On MLK Day

Bill Duke follows up documentary “Dark Girls” with “Light Girls” on Jan. 19

Filmmaker Bill Duke’s latest look at colorism after award-winning “Dark Girls” called “Light Girls” debuting…

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LeBron James’ No. 23 Top Selling Jersey in NBA

The Cleveland Cavs star has ballooned to the highest spot, again

Last year, LeBron James asked fans on social media whether he should return to wearing…

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Rapper Wale Brings Back Glory Days of Black Hollywood, Casts Natural Model in New Video

The hip-hop artist expresses frustrations with media portrayal of black people

In Wale’s video for his single “The Body” featuring R&B crooner Jeremih, the rapper casts an…

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Tupac Biopic to Begin Production this Summer

The rapper's much anticipated film finally gets a production date

After much delay, the Tupac Shakur biopic will begin filming this June

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[RECAP] 18th Annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit Days One and Two

Business and tech leaders spoke on diversity and inclusion

On Tuesday Jan. 13, the 18th Annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit kicked off in…

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Happy Birthday Martin Luther King Jr.: 10 Riveting Civil Rights Moments That Inspire

In commemoration, take a look at iconic moments of activism from the Civil Rights Movement

Today, July 1, marks 50 years since the enactment of the Civil Rights Act on…

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Ava DuVernay and Lorraine Toussaint Talk ‘Selma’ on Women of Power TV

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

Director Ava DuVernay and actress Lorraine Toussaint talk “Selma” on an all new episode of…

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Kevin Hart Opens Up on Bill Cosby, Avoiding Controversy, and More

The "Wedding Ringer" star shares his thoughts on racism and his career

Kevin Hart opens up to the Hollywood Reporter on Bill Cosby, avoiding controversy, and how…

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Empire Star Taraji P. Henson’s Top 5 Roles

From starving artist to A-list actress, the star has landed major roles

Taraji P. Henson, known for her girl-next-door likability, has been very candid about her journey pre Oscar…

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Rediscovering Detroit: A City Worth Pulling For

The city has countless restaurants, attractions, and over 500 museums

Rediscover Detroit, the comeback city. With countless restaurants, attractions, and over 500 museums, it’s a…

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Reflecting on Selma: 8 Iconic Women Activists, Past and Present

These female powerhouses' work bettered humanity

In the height of “Selma” and honoring Dr. King, we are reminded of eight women…

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Ohio State Win Forces Furniture Companies to Cough up $1.5 Million

More than 500 customers got free furniture

Morris Furniture Co. ran the “Big Game Promotion,” promising customers a full refund on money…

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Common and John Legend Win Golden Globe for ‘Glory’

Music duo delivers moving speech about "Selma" and its connection to today's current events

Common and John Legend take home the Golden Globe award for their collaborative song “Glory”

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Why Boston Was Likely Picked As The American Bid to Host the Summer Olympics

The International Olympic Committee will select the host of the 2024 Games in September 2017

On Jan. 8, the board of directors of the United States Olympic Committee announced that…

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Super Bowl Ad Space Still Available, But For a Hefty Price

There are a few advertising spots unsold says NBC’s executive

Seth Winter, NBC’s vice president said there are a few 30-second commercial spots available for…

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Marshawn Lynch Fails to Win NFL Appeal

The football star loses petition to pay league fines

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has a roller coaster relationship with the press. For…

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New Year,New You: The Best Jobs For Your Personality Type

How to find a suitable career for your personality

There are some of us who decide on a career path very early in life.…

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10th Women of Power Summit Most Successful of All Time

Last week, Black Enterprise’s 10th Women of Power Summit, hosted by State Farm in Ft.…

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Women of Power: How to Make a Vision Board

Vision Boards are a powerful way to manifest dreams and goals in life. So the…

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