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Black Beauty: 6 Women Who Made History with Major Beauty Brands

These stunners tear down beauty's barriers

The beauty of black women cannot be denied. Our never-ending array of skin tones and…

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[VIDEO] Oklahoma U Football Loses Recruit Over Racist Video

Athletes hold silent protest before practice

After the video of members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at the University of…

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Taraji P. Henson Confirmed as Celebrity Ambassador for 2015 American Black Film Festival

'Empire' star's confirmation comes on the heels of creation of ABFF Ventures

Taraji P. Henson’s confirmation comes on the heels of Black Enterprise and Film Life, Inc’s…

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Are NFL Salary Caps Good for Business?

Some say the time has come to ban the league’s contract limits

Some say the time has come to ban the league’s contract limits with salary caps.…

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Cigar Essentials

Kevin Threat sets the environment

“The cigar is not a cigarette and should not be ashed after every puff. As…

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Darrelle Revis Becomes Highest Paid NFL Cornerback

Jets agree to pay $70 million over five years to bring Revis back to New York

Jets agree to pay $70 million over five years to bring Darrelle Revis back to…

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5 Women in The NBA Making History Off the Court

These dynamic women play by their own rules and make sports history

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As we celebrate Women’s History Month, we examine those who’ve opened doors across all professional…

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Phil Heath To Launch Line of Women’s Health Products

Mr. Olympia maximizes sports nutrition market with new product

Phil Heath, 4x Mr. Olympia, maximizes sports nutrition market with women’s product line.

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Reports: Sports Arenas Not Necessarily A Win for Urban Development

President Obama's 2016 budget sheds light on lack of economic benefit

President Obama’s 2016 budget proposal to repeal the tax-exemption on bonds to build sports facilities…

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$7.4 Million Judgment: Robin Thicke and Pharrell Lose Case in Marvin Gaye Suit

'Blurred Lines' at center of infringement; Clifford "TI" Harris found harmless in case

A jury ruled in favor of Marvin Gaye’s family in a copyright infringement case against…

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NFL’s Patrick Willis To Announce Retirement Live

Many shocked as 30-year-old linebacker plans exit into community service

After much speculation on Monday, March 9, the San Francisco 49ers announced Tuesday that 30…

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NBA Baller with Anta Sneaker Deal Caught Wearing Jordans

Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons says competitor shoe better for his injured ankle

Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons says Nike brand Air Jordan a better fit while his ankle…

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Women’s History Month: Advocacy Group Honors Global Leaders at Library of Congress

Global Connections for Women Foundation hosts first female president of Malawi, among other honorees

Check out highlights from the Global Connections for Women Foundation (GC4W) honors gala, hosted at…

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Michael Jordan Joins Billionaire’s List with Team Ownership

NBA skyrocketing value responsible for many owners' increasing wealth

NBA skyrocketing value responsible for many team owners increasing wealth. Here’s how.

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6 African American Women Who Shaped History

Check out the list and celebrate these notable women

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The celebration of Women’s History began as a weekly national celebration in 1981. Six years…

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NBA Pays Big for Wildcats

Here's the top 5 pro salaries earned by Kentucky alumni

Just about every NBA team wants a Kentucky Wildcat on their roster, and they are…

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4 How-To Tips to Get Your Child Into Modeling

Protect your child and your pockets with these pointers

These child modeling tips serve as a great starting guide before breaking into the industry

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Does Ray Rice Deserve Due Process?

Sport analysts say former Ravens running back deserves a second chance

Sport analysts say former NFL Ravens player Ray Rice deserve a second chance

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Preserving an Era: Claude Johnson Expanding Stories of Blacks in Sports

Industry vet has passion for promoting African Americans in basketball

Sports business veteran, Claude Johnson is educating the world about the men and women who…

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Ready for Spring Break? Check out the Top Four Destinations for Fun and Relaxation

Spring break destinations for families and young adults

With spring break right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to decide if you’ll…

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TSL Talks Kicking Butt with MMA Fighter ‘King Mo’

Muhammed Lawal speaks about his split-decision win against Cheick Kongo

Fresh off his win at Bellator 134 against fellow Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter Cheick…

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5 of the Worlds Best Marathons for Your Bucket List

Check out some of the best adventurous marathons around the world

Running a marathon is one of the most popular activities on peoples bucket list.…

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NBA Teams Up with ‘Lean In Together’ for Gender Equality

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's organization is helping to empower women

Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook and longtime supporter of gender equality, has recently…

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African Americans Still Watch NBA More Than Other Races

Nielsen report shows an astounding viewership increase

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Although NBA teams are scouring the planet to find diverse players to expand the…

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50 Cent’s Two-Year-Old Son Snags $700,000 Modeling Deal

Two-year-old Sire Jackson has a job making more than most adults

At just 2-years-old, rapper 50 Cent’s son Sire already has a modeling career, cashing in…

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How to Preserve Wealth Through Good Health

Amiya Alexander is helping to save her community from the costly disease of obesity

Amiya Alexander has been dancing since she was 2 years old, and got the idea…

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Style Influencers Group Sees Business in Bloggers and Influencers

Three bloggers combine their powers for business

The digital sphere and social media have officially taken over the world and there’s no…

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Phylicia Rashad Returns to TV as Lesbian FBI Agent in ‘For Justice’

Phylicia Rashad and another 'Cosby' make surprising TV comebacks

Our favorite TV mom is returning to the screen, this time as a lesbian FBI…

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Arts Festival Seeks LGBT Storytellers Of Color

Call for submissions of works open to filmmakers, playwrights, web series producers and visual artists

Filmmakers, playwrights, web series producers, and visual artists can present their work during a two…

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5 Fly Fashion Bloggers to Start Following Now

These five fashion lovers take advantage of social and digital technology

One of the most glorious things about living in this modern era is that we…

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Stylist to the Stars: Carmen Lilly Shares Tips to Empower Women Through Fashion

Professional behind the fab looks of celebrities including Rihanna shares style secrets

Wardrobe stylist Carmen Lilly is a pro at using fashion to help her clients exude…

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Ray Rice Wins Millions

Court awards the fallen NFL player with a $1.588 million settlement

Ray Rice, former running back for the Baltimore Ravens won a wrongful termination suit in…

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Michael Jordan At Bottom Of Sports Billionaires List

Placement proves that fame does not equal fortune

So many aspire to be a celebrity or an athlete simply because the words “fame”…

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RECAP: 2015 Chicago Auto Show

Lexus Listening Lounge brings riveting performances to event

Artists Carl Thomas, Todd Kessler, and Andra Day and more for attendees at the 2015…

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5 Unique Dream Jobs

Sometimes you have to create what you want to be part of

The ability to get up every day, do what you love to do, and when…

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10 Inspirational Quotes for International Women’s Day

Be empowered this month with these insights from power females

On March 8, countries around the world will celebrate the achievements of women for International…

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Robin Roberts Presents New Series about Medical Breakthroughs

Our favorite GMA host makes science fun in new series

If you’re a big Robin Roberts fan and can’t get enough of the radiant personality, you can…

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Michael Yormark: Up Close With Jay Z’s Sports Empire

One on one with Roc Nation’s branding chief about forming partnerships

It’s only been about a year since president and chief of branding Michael Yormark joined…

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Michael Jordan Most Famous New Billionaire in the World

Appreciating investments land sports mogul on Forbes list of billionaires

Out of the 290 newcomers to the Forbes billionaires list, Forbes has deemed  Michael Jordan…

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How To Live the Good Life: Watch 5 Inspirational TED Talks by Women

TED talks provide inspiration in a powerful way

Ask any one person, “What is the good life?” And you’ll get a thousand different…

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Women’s History Month: 7 Fun, Enlightening Ways to Celebrate

Each year in March, organizations, schools and communities throughout the nation promote a multicultural women’s…

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First Black NBA Player Dies During Black History Month

Earl Lloyd’s basketball legacy remembered

Two NBA greats, Anthony Mason and Earl Lloyd passed away in Black History Month. Here…

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Remembering NBA Superstar Anthony Mason

Mason honored by colleagues, fans and family

Longtime NBA player Anthony Mason who died on Saturday due to congestive heart failure was…

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Anthony Mason, Former New York Knicks Baller, Dies

The 48-year-old was battling with congestive heart failure

Knicks veteran is best known for helping team reach 1994 NBA Finals, with star players…

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Kanye West’s $350 Sneakers Restock After Selling Out

Yeezy's high-priced kicks prove to be a must-have among fans

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Kanye West may need to work on his award show etiquette, but one thing…

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TSL Sports Talk with Fastest Man in Rugby

Carlin Isles on why he opts for Rugby over the NFL

Carlin Isles has been deemed the ‘fastest man in rugby’ by several sources including CNN.…

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Social Media Ranking for Top Black NBA Earners

Making the connection between Twitter, Facebook and earnings

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In honor of Social Media Week (SMW) that is running from February 23 to…

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Deidre Jefferies Talks ‘Kingdom’, Shares Wealth with Fashion Designers

This rising designer talks her label and fashion's money resources

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Deidre Jefferies was born and raised in D.C. where she was inspired by the…

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This 10-year Old is Getting College Offers to His Dad’s Dismay

Celebrity dad says: “It’s pretty crazy. It should be a violation.”

Most parents may welcome having a child prodigy that may receive offers to college at…

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Behind the Red Carpet with Wardrobe Stylist Carmen Lilly

Wardrobe stylist talks making it the fashion industry

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Behind red carpet appearances, award show performances and street style looks, there are wardrobe…

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Sports Anchor Denounces Racist Signs On-Air

"White Power" signs at a basketball game prompted the rant

Blatant racist acts continue to happen at sporting events throughout the country, causing white America…

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Dance Theatre of Harlem Honors Opera Singer Jessye Norman

Norman awarded the Arthur Mitchell Vision Award

Dance Theater of Harlem honors award-winning opera singer Jessye Norman with the Arthur Mitchell Vision…

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This Day In History – Tiger Flowers Wins Middleweight Boxing Title

He was the first African American after Jack Johnson to challenge for a world title

On this day in 1926, Theodore “Tiger” Flowers became the first African American middleweight boxing…

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‘Motown 25′ Returns to TV to Close Out Black History Month

The long anticipated rebroadcast will take place on Saturday night

As we’re nearing the end of Black History Month, a very special rebroadcast will be…

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5 Movies to Inspire You to Travel the World

Check out these films to get you excited about planning your next trip

There’s nothing like watching a movie that inspires you to travel the world. Whether you’re…

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HBO’s Diversity Plan for Hollywood

As sponsors of the American Black Film Festival, HBO takes the lead in creating Hollywood diversity

The second annual release of the Hollywood Diversity Report by UCLA’s Ralph J. Bunche Center…

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You Decide: Has This Black Sports Journalist Proven He Is The Undefeated?

Controversial sports columnist to lead new black sports site at ESPN

Jason Whitlock, former Fox Sports columnist, known for pushing the envelope with his perspective on…

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Preparing For Life After Football Now

The Shadow League speaks with NFL agent Deryk Gilmore

In addition to speaking about the upcoming NFL Combine and NFL Draft 2015, agent and adviser…

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This Day In History: White Supremacist John King Sentenced to Death

Justice was served on Feb. 25, 1999

On June 7, 1998, James Byrd. Jr. was murdered by three white supremacists in Jasper,…

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First Female President of Malawi On the Hardest Decisions She’s Ever Made

Dr. Joyce Banda reveals some of the toughest decisions faced during her career

As Malawi’s first female president and Africa’s second, Dr. Joyce Bander’s legacy and career make…

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VIDEO: Sport Matters Author Talks Need for Respect

Kenneth Shropshire discusses Rooney Rule and Deflate-gate as it relates to fairness

On the backdrop of the Ray Rice story, the Donald Sterling saga, and the use…

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Brains and Beauty: Blake Von D on Law School, Fashion and Self-Worth

This law student shares how she built a following of over 25,000

Blogger Blake Von D shares how she built her audience and so much more with…

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Nicktoons GM Talks ‘Little Ballers’ and Creating Sports Content

Dawkins seeks to boost viewership for the network through NickSports

NickSports gives NickToons a 15 percent increase during the sports programming block under the leadership…

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WATCH: Social Media Week Live Stream

Top leaders in the tech industry share their insights with us

Social Media Week 2015 is currently taking place all over the world. Bloggers, readers, editors,…

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NBA’s Klay Thompson Keeps Banking Deals

Rising star adds sports drink to his list of earnings

Just a couple months ago Klay Thompson was just another basketball player for the Golden…

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Social Media Week: Black Enterprise Hosts Event Centered on Activism in Today’s Digital Age

Join Charles Wade, Wagatwe Wanjuki and Kelly Pierre-Louis for special event

With social media activism taking rise, Black Enterprise is hosting a Social Media Week event…

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What is Kobe Bryant Musing About?

L.A. Lakers superstar teams with Deepak Chopra’s son on Showtime documentary

Kobe Bryant is on the circuit promoting his upcoming documentary, Kobe Bryant’s Muse which airs…

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The Search for America’s Next Black Comedians

Submissions are open for the American Black Film Festival’s Comedy Wings Competition sponsored by HBO

Black Enterprise and Film Life, Inc. join forces to bring the 19th annual American Black…

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HFR Conversations: Black Editors and Designers on Race and Fashion

Black editors and designers share their experiences in the industry

BlackEnterprise.com concluded our New York Fashion week with “Harlem’s Fashion Row Conversation Series: Editorial Diversity…

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Zendaya Responds to Racist Hair Comment

The singer blasted back at Giuliana Rancic for her derogatory comments on her locks

At the 2015 Oscars on Feb. 22, 18-year-old singer and Disney star Zendaya opted to…

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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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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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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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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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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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