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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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REVIEW: Is ‘Dear White People’ Worth Your Precious Dollars?!

Justin Simien's Sundace-approved satire has sharp wit

When Dear White People, written and directed by first-time filmmaker Justin Simien, made its debut…

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Star Power: Young Entrepreneur and TV Personality Talks Leveraging the Platforms

Rodney Rikai details what it takes to last in sports entertainment

Entrepreneur and host Rodney Rikai to find out more about his career path and advice…

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Fitness Track: Dining Out the Healthy Way with Coworkers

A good time with coworkers usually involves lots of drinks and fatty foods. Here’s how…

By Coach P.

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Cleveland’s Tyronn Lue Is Highest-Paid NBA Assistant Coach

Ex-Laker point guard has been quietly etching a resume in gold

Ex-Laker point guard has been quietly etching a resume in gold as an NBA assistant…

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Spike Lee To Direct Documentary About Phil Jackson’s Triangle Offense

The die-hard Knicks fan breaks down the Triangle

With the NBA preseason in full swing, attention has quickly shifted to the maligned New…

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Kerry Washington to Star In Malcolm D. Lee’s ‘Is He the One?’

'Scandal' actress is taking her superstar talents back to the big screen

‘Scandal’ star, Kerry Washington, is bringing her talents back to the big screen in Malcolm…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Magnificent 7: Best Black Action Heroes In the Game

If you had to cast the best tough guy ensemble, who would you choose?

If you had to recast the greatest movie tough guy ensemble with actors of color,…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Kerry Washington Will Star in New Comedy, ‘Is He The One’

Will be her first movie since appearing in 'Django Unchained'

Scandal’s Kerry Washington will star in her first movie since Django Unchained, in a romantic…

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Dwyane Wade, Game Changer

Dwyane Wade Joins The Sandals Foundation with Game Changer

Program helps youth in underserved communities in South Florida and the Caribbean.

Miami Heat, Dwyane Wade, partners with The Sandal Foundation to raise funds for the program,…

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Find Your ‘Happy’ Place At These 9 Health and Wellness Inspired Resorts

Rejuvenate your mind, body and soul before you return to your business or office

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While pristine beaches, beautiful views, and coconut flavored cocktails tend to be my favorite…

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City Eats: Exploring Atlanta’s Southern Cuisine

Depending on the chef, you might taste an infusion of French, Cajun and beyond

The South is known for its good cooking, so it’s no surprise that Atlanta is…

By Kimberly Wilson

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#SmartBrownGirls Event Empowers Young Female Leaders in New York City

Young industry leaders discuss self-awareness, career development and motivation

Social media personality Jouelzy hosted #SmartBrownGirls event where female industry leaders inspired young women in…

By Cristie Leondis

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DMC Now Stands for Darryl Makes Comics

Legendary hip-hop emcee returns to his first love

Run-DMC member, DMC, starts his own comic company, Darryl Makes Comics, as his alter ego…

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Stage, Screen, and Television Legend Geoffrey Holder Dies

The multifaceted performed was 84-years-old

Millennials may best remember this famed performer as Nelson from 1992′s Boomerang, but that was…

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The inspirational guru makes her TV return with 'Fix My Life' on OWN

6 Black Men, 87 Children Between Them: Iyanla Vanzant Intervenes

Emotional national discussion about the responsibilities of fatherhood

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In an “Iyanla: Fix My Life” special television event on…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Drake passes The Beatles on Billboard's Hot 100 List

Drake Passes Beatles on The Billboard Hot 100 Singles List

Aretha Franklin, is the next artist the hip-hop star will surpass with two more entries

With his latest appearance on Billboard’s Hot 100 List, Canadian rapper, Drake, has moved past…

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7 Highest-Paid Black TV Actors

A rundown of who's making killer moves and the most money

Check out this rundown of black actors making killer moves and the most money on…

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Web Series Producers: Up to $150,000 Available via New Funding Innitiative

National Black Programming Consortium launches incubator to provide programming

The National Black Programming Consortium has launched a new funding initiative designed to identify innovative…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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[RECAP]: Circle of Sisters 2014 Empowers Women in New York City

Event brought celebrities, entrepreneurs, fun, and inspiration

Kicking off Oct. 4, and running through Oct. 5 Circle of Sisters celebrated its 10th…

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Actor Orlando Jones: From Hollywood to Digital Diversity

Writer-and comedian becomes digital entrepreneur with iROC Emoticons

Writer and actor Orlando Jones is diversifying the digital emoticon world with his app iRoc…

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‘Nas: Time is Illmatic’ Team Talks Expanding 20-Year Hip-Hop Legacy

Eric Parker and One9 talk how the project came together and getting it funded

Screenwriter Eric Parker and One9 detail what influenced them to produce a documentary centered around…

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New NBA TV Deal Reportedly Worth $24 Billion

The league continues to improve its global recognition

The new NBA TV deal will bank $24 billion for the company, while exposing the…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Clemmie Perry, Women of Color Golf

Golf & Tennis Challenge: One Professional Talks Utilizing the Sports to Further Career Goals

'Golf provides the opportunity for young people to learn life skills'

Clemmie Perry, owner of Women of Color Golf, talks about networking success at The Black…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Hit the Open Road: Tips For Planning the Perfect Roadtrip

Follow this strategy to perfect your voyage experience

Grab your girlfriends or your significant other and follow these tips to perfect your roadtrip…

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WATCH: Kendrick Lamar Perform ‘i’ At Toronto’s We Day Festival

20,000 young minds expressed love for K. Dot

In front of 20,000 youth and educators supporting the wave, Kendrick Lamar took a break…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Steve Harvey Recruits Paula Deen to Teach at His Mentoring Program

Deen to teach culinary skills to the young men

Steve Harvey announced on his show that he has recruited Paula Deen to teach a…

By Courtney Connley

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A Plunge into the Film Writer’s Life

Gina Prince-Bythewood talks about the business of writing

Gina Prince-Bythewood is no stranger to the world of film. With a list of movies…

By Raqiyah Mays

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Ten Facts about Nas

Ten Facts About Rapper Nas

Do you know everything there is to know about this seminal lyricist?

As the Nas documentary, Time is Illmatic makes its rounds, we’ve decided to give you…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Finding Success Behind the Runway: Sequin City Founder Talks Sustaining His Business

How one man has overcome diversity challenges and changes in the market

Entrepreneur talks how he started his embroidery business and secrets to success in fashion retail…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Set to Star in Movie Version of ‘Baywatch’

Actor will patrol the sunny beaches in film reboot

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, confirms that there will be a Baywatch movie that he will…

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Tyra Banks Launches New Beauty Line

Reveals that her new line has been in the making for years

Supermodel-turned-entrepreneur Tyra Banks has announced the launch of her new cosmetics line that will take…

By Courtney Connley

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Jamaica Sets the Scene for Film ‘The White Witch of Rose Hall’

Depicts story of legendary Annie Palmer, who haunts Montego Bay

As a hardworking entrepreneur in the entertainment industry, I often spend long hours behind a…

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LeBron James to Produce Disney TV Series That Inspires Kids

New series will spotlight the careers of today's top athletes

Superstar athlete LeBron James is producing a Disney TV series that will spotlight the journey’s…

By Courtney Connley

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Harvard Case Study Examines the Business Behind Beyoncé’s Brand

HBS studies the short-term and long-term business affects of Beyoncé's 2013 secret album

With the surprise release of her 2013 album, Harvard Business School students are taking a…

By Courtney Connley

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Don King Breaches Contract and Sued for $2.4 Million for Canceled Fight

The Cleveland native had been sued for $2.4 million over canceled fight

Don King has been found liable by a U.S. District Court Judge and sued for…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Frans Johansson and Gina Prince-Bythewood Added to 2014 Plunge Conference Lineup

Author of The Medici Effect and film director of Beyond the Lights will participate in panel discussions

Author Frans Johansson and Film Director Gina Prince-Bythewood Added to the 2014 Plunge Culture &…

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Diddy's Revolt TV Inks Verizon Deal

Revolt TV Inks Verizon’s FiOS Deal, Will Debut This Month

Diddy Announces Multi-Platform deal with the cable provider

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs announces multi-platform deal with cable provider, Verizon FiOS. The network will debut…

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Singer Avant Talks Music Business and Changing Landscape of R&B

With more than 10 years in the business, he offers wisdom for young talent

Singer-songwriter Avant talks the business behind the music industry, longevity and advice for young talent…

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Ex-NBA Baller Dennis ’3-D’ Scott Talks Longevity After the Game

Entrepreneur and Shavewise ambassador gives real deal on next act

Dennis Scott, NBA player turned broadcaster and businessman, gives advice to young athletes on longevity…

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Radio Show ‘Café Mocha’ Partners with MadameNoire

Hosted by MC Lyte, Loni Love, and Angelique Perrin, expansion set to begin Oct. 4

Syndicated show that caters to African American women, Cafe Mocha, partners with MadameNoire.com to expand…

By Raqiyah Mays

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FCC Repeals NFL Broadcast Blackout Rule

FCC Eliminates NFL Blackout Rule

Rule has been in effect since the '70s

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has repealed the blackout rule for the NFL. It’s been…

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Securing a Legacy: Detroit Lions’ Rob Sims Shares His Personal Journey

Father's death encouraged him to take a closer look at securing his family's future

If you think you don’t need life insurance, think again. Detroit Lions’ Rob Sims shares…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Actress S. Epatha Merkerson Talks Diabetes and Health Advocacy Program

'Type 2 diabetes is also a significant health concern in the African-American community'

Law and Order’s S. Epatha Meckerson brings awareness to focusing on your A1C levels and…

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Toyota Awards $25,000 to Camden Sophisticated Sisters Drill Team

Nonprofit empowering girls honored at Oprah’s "Live The Life You Want" tour

Oprah Winfrey, along with Paralympic skier Amy Purdy, presented CSS with a $25,000 donation on…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Tiger Woods Opening a Sports and Dining Restaurant

Eatery opening in Jupiter, Fla later this year

Tiger Woods is the latest celebrity to join the restaurant business, opening a restaurant in…

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Jovan Belcher's brain showed signs of CTE

The NFL and Domestic Violence: Jovan Belcher’s Brain Showed Signs of CTE

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker killed his girlfriend and then himself in 2012

Kansas City Chiefs player, Jovan Belcher, who killed his girlfriend and then himself in 2012,…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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12 Tips to Get a Better Night’s Rest

Boost your energy and productivity at work by taking heed

To maintain efficiency, we should be catching six to eight hours worth of Z’s. Many…

By Coach P.

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Twitter Reacts to Jesse Williams’ ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ Boycott

The activist-actor calls on others to reject Ridley Scott's new movie

In Ridley Scott’s Exodus Gods and Kings movie, the director has gone historically inaccurate. Actor…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Naomi Campbell Lands Role in Lee Daniels, 'Empire'

Naomi Campbell Joins Lee Daniels’ TV Show, Empire

She'll play recurring role of Camilla, a woman pursuing a younger man

Naomi Campbell will have a recurring role in the new Lee Daniels TV show, Empire,…

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10 Tweets Commemorating the #MikeBrownMemorial That You Should See

Social media serves up disdain for desecrating Mike Brown's memorial

Ferguson was again thrusted into the spotlight when Michael Brown’s memorial was torched. Twitter responded…

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10 Superstar Athletes Involved in Major Scandals

A look back at career-tarnishing challenges and the aftermath

With the latest cases of athletes in scandals, we take a look back at how…

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Recap: Oprah’s ‘The Life You Want Tour’ Inspires New Jersey

Oprah Winfrey, Iyanla Vanzant, Rob Bell, Elizabeth Gilbert and Mark Nepo bring inspiration to New Jersey

With her four trailblazers in tow, Oprah Winfrey brings her highly-anticipated “The Life You Want…

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Comedian Sheryl Underwood Talks Health Challenge and Campaign for Advocacy

'The Talk' co-host details Depend endorsement and work advocating for others

Sheryl Underwood, co-host of ‘The Talk’ and Depend endorser talks overcoming health issues and becoming…

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Denzel Wahington's The Equalizer is the number one movie this week

Opening Day Hits: 5 Top-Grossing Denzel Washington Films

The Equalizer pulls in $35,000,000 in its opening weekend

Denzel Washington’s latest film, The Equalizer, scores the highest grossing film this weekend and we…

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Three Ways to Avoid Office Gossips

Keep your productivity in check with these tips

Keep your productivity at a maximum with this strategy to avoid office chatterboxes.

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Prostate Cancer Awareness Month: Five Black Celebrity Survivors and Their Stories

As the nation focuses on advocacy, check out leading men who continue the fight for a cure

September is recognized as the national month to raise awareness. Five black celebrities share their…

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Jeff Taylor Arrested for Domestic Violence

Charlotte Hornets’ Jeff Taylor Charged with Domestic Assault

As the controversy from the NFL continues, the NBA is hit with this news

As the NFL is reeling from its own domestic violence issues, the NBA gets hit…

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TD Jakes Sues Young Jeezy

Bishop TD Jakes Sues Young Jeezy

Sues the rapper for using a passage of his sermon

Bishop TD Jakes sues rapper Young Jeezy for using part of his sermon in the…

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Nas: Time is Illmatic Releasing in October

‘Nas: Time Is Illmatic’ Documentary Being Released Next Week

On the 20th anniversary of his debut album, rapper talks about the recording of the project

Twenty years after releasing the classic Hip Hop album, Illmatic, Nas is releasing the documentary,…

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Michele Roberts: $1.2 million salary

NBA Players Association’s Michele Roberts Gets $1.2 Million Salary

Earnings half of that of her predecessor

Attorney Michele Roberts, who is the new executive director of the National Basketball Players Association,…

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Derric Rose Donates $1 Million to Charity

Derrick Rose Donates $1 Million to Chicago Charity

Makes a significant contribution to After School Matters

Chicago Bulls point guard, Derrick Rose, donates $1 million to a charity at his alma…

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NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Wendell Scott

2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame Inductee Wendell Scott to Be Honored at Martinsville

Scott was the first African-American driver to win a NASCAR premier series event

Wendell Scott was the first African-American driver to win a NASCAR premier series event and…

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10 Web Reactions to The New York Times’ ‘Angry Black Woman’ Op-Ed

Gladiators united to support 'Scandal' creator Shonda Rhimes

Last week, Shonda Rhimes was embroiled in a tête-à-tête with the New York Times over…

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Ghollywood’s Juliet Ibrahim Talks Global Industry and Pursuit of Hollywood

'30 Days in Atlanta' actress details success and role as Africa Magic GO ambassador

Ghanaian actress Juliet Ibrahim talks global film industry, her journey to succeed and her plan…

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Dr. Dre Highest Paid Hip Hop Act 2014

Dr. Dre is Forbes’ Highest-Paid Hip-Hop Act

Producer and entrepreneur earns more than other artists on the list combined

Dr. Dre tops Forbes’ “Highest Paid Hip Hop Acts” for 2014, as he earned $620…

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The Sports Resume: ESPN Recruiters Share Tips for Gaining Employment

Three professionals detail keys to employment

Three recruiters from ESPN get real about how to get employed in the sports industry.

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ASPiRE announces collaboration with Thw White House Initiative

ASPiRE Announces Partnership with White House Initiative on HBCUs

Conference is scheduled for Sept. 22-23 in Washington D.C.

ASPiRE will a partner with the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities…

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Industry Pro Talks How to Connect Sports and Philanthropy

Nubia Murray details career journey in cause marketing and tips on how to thrive

Sports cause-marketing pro Nubia Murray talks about her full-circle career path and tips on how…

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Carole Robertson Day, Jack and Jill of America

Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Chapter Prepares for Carole Robertson Day of Service

Organization is gathering donations for families in need

On Saturday, September 27, 2014, the Essex Hudson Chapter of Jack and Jill of America,…

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‘For Colored Girls’ 40th Anniversary Commemorated In New York Art Exhibition

Women Of Power Legacy Award winner's ‘i found God in myself’ explores gender, love, and sisterhood

Women Of Power Legacy Award winner Ntozake Shange’s ‘i found God in myself’ multimedia exhbition…

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The NFL Partners with Domestic Violence Groups

The NFL Partners with the National Domestic Violence Hotline

They also strike a partnership with the National Sexual Violence Resource Center

The NFL, due to recent bad news on the way they have handled domestic violence…

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The Black Enterprise Golf And Tennis Challeng

Golf And Tennis Challenge Returns to Palm Beach Gardens, Florida in 2015

Festivities will take place Sept. 3 through Sept. 6

The Black Enterprise Golf And Tennis Challenge will be returning back to he PGA National…

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Calling All Travel Lovers: JetBlue Extends New Non-Stop Service to Curaçao

Beginning Dec. 2, airline will become only one to offer nonstop flights from New York to Curaçao

Beginning Dec. 2, JetBlue will become the only airline to offer non-stop flights from New…

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Disney’s International Food & Wine Festival Returns for 19th Year

The 53-day festival kicks off this Friday at Disney’s Epcot theme park

The 53-day Disney Food and Wine Festival kicks off today, Sept. 19, at Disney’s Epcot…

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Photoshopped CoverGirl Ad Calls Out Domestic Violence in the NFL

CoverGirl pressured to end NFL sponsorship

A photoshopped image of CoverGirl’s NFL ad campaign has put the brand in hot water…

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Weekend Escape: Philadelphia’s Hidden Treasures Revealed

The City of Brotherly Love is the perfect spa destination, whether with friends or the beau

Unknown to many, Philadelphia is the perfect spa destination, whether for a girlfriends trip, or…

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NFL Catches Flak for Lack of Black Women on Domestic Violence Advisory Board

The Black Woman's Roundtable and Rev. Jesse Jackson call the league out on diversity

The NFL is in hot water for its lack of black women sitting on its…

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Arizone Cardinals Deactive Jonathan Dwyer Due To Aggravated Assault Charges

Arizona Cardinal’s Jonathan Dwyer Arrested for Aggravated Assault

Running back charged for 2 incidents that took place in July involving his girlfriend and a child

The Arizona Cardinals have placed running back, Jonathan Dwyer, on the NFL’s commissioner exempt list…

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Health First: 5 Culinary Herbs That Can Increase Focus and Productivity

Whether you consume these herbs in tea form or use them to spice up meals,…

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Upstart Sherman Preston Set To Become A Top Menswear Line

Design duo Sherman Joseph and Preston Williams unveil latest collection

Design duo Sherman Joseph and Preston Williams are fast becoming leading menswear designers.

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How To Manage Emotions In The Workplace

Carrying too much emotional baggage could result in a total breakdown

Emotions are a touchy subject because we like to act like they don’t have an…

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New Kendrick Lamar Single Artwork Builds Anticipation For Sophomore Album

The cryptic cover art has everyone guessing what K.Dot is up to

For those not keeping score, Top Dawg’s Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith announced a few months…

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‘Human Catastrophe’: $1 Billion Needed To Fight Ebola From Doubling

Heightened role of the U.S. will include new treatment facilities

President Obama, the World Health Organization, and the United Nations all plan on funding the…

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ONE Musicfest Celebrates 5th Year of Success

Founder J. Carter shares vision for future

Atlanta enjoyed acts such as Nas, Kendrick Lamar, Redman and Method Man and Jhené Aiko…

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Adrian Peterson Nike Endorsement Deal Suspended

Adrian Peterson’s Nike Endorsement Suspended

Sporting giant takes actions while the running back's legal issues raises concerns

Nike has suspended their endorsement deal with Adrian Peterson due to the Minnesota Vikings’ running…

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Senator Cory Booker introduces domestic violence bill

Cory Booker Introduces Bill Aimed at Sports Leagues

Legislation focuses on help to support victims of domestic violence

New Jersey Senator Cory Booker has introduced a domestic violence bills that would strip away…

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Rapper 50 Cent’s Grandmother Passes Away

News of Beluah Jackson's passing revealed by hip-hop mogul's cousin

Beluah Jackson was the person 50 Cent loved most in this world. Her passing is…

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Adrian Peterson Will Plead No Contest

Minnesota Vikings Deactivate Adrian Peterson

Running back accused of child abuse has been placed on the exempt/commissioner’s permission list

Minnesota Vikings have deactivated Adrian Peterson and placed him on the exempt/commissioner’s Permission list until…

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Worst Times, Best Times: Basketball Coach LeVelle Moton Talks Motivational Book and Career

'We must understand that trials ... as well as adversity are a natural part of life'

North Carolina Central University’s coach, LeVelle Moton, has written a book that should inspire people,…

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The 15 #GoodellMustGo Tweets You Should See

Social media advocates for the NFL Commish's resignation

Twitter and social media are raising awareness about Roger Goodell’s ineptness through the #GoodellMustGo hashtag.

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Whitney Houston Album to be released in November

‘Whitney Houston Live’: Greatest Performances to be Released in November

CD/DVD has the blessing of the Houston family

Nearly 3 years after her death, there is a Whitney Houston Live performance CD and…

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WATCH: New ‘Hunger Games’ Trailer Officially Arrives

Will Jennifer Lawrence survive the war that's upon them?

Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss Everdeen has her work cut out for her in the new ‘Hunger…

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Urbanworld Hits New York City This Week

The nation’s largest competitive multicultural film festival will take place September 17-21, 2014

The nation’s largest competitive multicultural film festival, Urbanworld Film Festival, will take place September 17-21,…

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Adrian Peterson Will Plead No Contest

Minnesota Vikings May Trade Adrian Peterson

Team says they will not be releasing the player from his contract, at least not yet

Based on child abuse charges against Adrian Peterson, the Minnesota Vikings have stated they won’t…

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Frank Ocean’s Father Sues Russell Simmons For $142M

No word from the 'Channel Orange' singer yet

Calvin Cooksey, the father of R&B singer Frank Ocean, is suing Russell Simmons’ Global Grind…

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Joe Samples Dies at 75

The Jazz Crusaders’ Joe Sample Dies at 75

Jazz great died of mesothelioma

The Jazz Crusaders’ Joe Sample dies of mesothelioma at the age of 75 in Houston,…

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Ray Rice Appeals His Suspension from the NFL

Ray Rice Will Appeal Indefinite Suspension

The player has until Tuesday to file an official appeal

Suspended former Baltimore Ravens football player, Ray Rice, plans to appeal his indefinite suspension from…

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Reports: Kanye West Forces Wheelchair-Bound Audience Member To Stand-Up

Yeezus manages to drive the masses insane

Kanye West took his arrogance to a new level, according to reports, when he tried…

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The Sports Resume: How to Use Professional References

Has inclusion become an archaic practice?

Employment experts have many theories as to whether job seekers should include professional references on…

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Will Packer / No Good Deed

Will Packer Discusses How ‘No Good Deed’ Almost Didn’t Get Made

The Hollywood hitmaking producer’s 13th film opens in theaters this weekend

Sony’s release this weekend of No Good Deed marks Hollywood hitmaker Will Packer’s 13th film.…

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10 Facts about Will Packer

Hollywood Hitmaker: 10 Facts About Will Packer

A few things you'd want to know about the 'No Good Deeds' producer

Will Packer has a great body of work that has netted millions in Hollywood. We…

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Michael Che is co-anchor of Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update

Michael Che Becomes ‘Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update’ Co-Anchor

Comedian replaces Cecily Strong

Comedian Michael Che replaces Cecily Strong as co-anchor on Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update. Strong…

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Nicki Minaj Denied Access to Speak to Students at Alma Mater

Rapper tweets her frustration about LaGuardia High School's decision

Rapper Nicki Minaj tweets her frustration after being denied access to speak to students at…

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Sean Peyton buys 100 Devon Still Bengals jerseys

New Orleans Saints Coach Buys 100 Devon Still Cincinnati Bengals Jerseys

Sean Payton, after hearing about Still's daughter having Stage 4 pediatric cancer, makes purchases to help out

New Orleans Saints coach, Sean Peyton, purchases 100 Devon Still Cincinnati Bengals jerseys to benefit…

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[WATCH] Nike Unveiling New LeBron 12′s During Worldwide Event

Akron, Ohio's own continues to dominated the sportswear game

Nike is gearing up to share the new LeBron 12′s with the world, as they…

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Women of Power Playlist: 20 Dynamic Songs to Get You Going

From R&B to country to inspirational, motivational tunes for females by females

If you’re a Woman of Power, listen to these songs to keep you motivated and…

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Africa Fashion Week New York: 7 Global Designers to Watch

New York City, September 10, 2014- The runway show for Africa Fashion Week New York…

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CBC to Honor Phylicia Rashad, Bill Withers and Alvin Poussaint

Annual conference will recognize prominent figures in fine arts

Recognizing African American icons in fine arts, the 2014 CBCF conference will honor Phylicia Rashad,…

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If Lovign You is Wrong Breaks Record

Tyler Perry’s ‘If Loving You is Wrong’ Breaks OWN Record

Almost 2 million viewers tune in for the premiere of the drama

Tyler Perry’s latest series premiered with 1.92 million viewers on OWN, breaking a record for…

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[EXCLUSIVE] Will Packer: Hollywood Hitmaker Talks Business and Boss Moves

'No Good Deed' producer has eye for making the next huge box-office draw

Will Packer produces some of Hollywood’s most profitable hits. In this exclusive with Black Enterprise…

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Stevie Wonder Emabraking on Songs in the Key of Life Tour

Stevie Wonder Embarking on ‘Songs in the Key of Life’ Performance Tour

Entertainer will perform the double-album on an 11-city Live Nation tour

Stevie Wonder will be performing his ‘Songs in the Key of Life’ double album on…

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25 Most Heartfelt #NeverForget Moments Dedicated to 9/11

On the 13th anniversary of 9/11, the world pays its respects

Today marks the 13th anniversary since the attacks on American soil happened. Twitter remembers 9/11…

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Bungie’s ‘Destiny’ Earns $500M In First Day In Stores

The sci-fi shooter is the biggest launch in gaming history

The sci-fi first-person-shooter game has made $500M in sales from the first day in stores.…

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[RECAP] Black Enterprise Shreds Competition At ‘NHL ’15′ Event

Boston Bruins' star Patrice Bergeron loses to a 14-year-old super fan

Black Enterprise was on hand to witness Boston Bruins and EA Sports’ cover star, Patrice…

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Pharrell Williams' Happy is the most downloaded song in the UK

Pharrell Williams’ ‘Happy’ Sets a Sales Record in the United Kingdom

Song surpasses Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines'

Pharrell’s song, ‘Happy’, is the most downloaded song in United Kingdom history overtaking another one…

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[RECAP] The 12th Annual Tom Joyner Family Reunion

Lots of fun, family and entertainment at this year's event in Florida

RECAP: The 12th Annual Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion entertained one of the biggest audiences…

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Ray Rice Loses Nike and EA Sports Endorsements

Ray Rice Loses Nike and EA Sports Endorsements

Baltimore Ravens are also giving fans an opportunity to trade in their Rice jerseys

Former Baltimore Ravens player, Ray Rice, losing endorsements by Nike and EA Sports. Ravens are…

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Black Girls Run! Honored By Oprah And Toyota

Founders Tori Carey and Ashley Hicks recognized for commitment to combat obesity

Black Girls Run founders Tori Carey and Ashley Hicks receive $25,000 standing ovation award during…

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GM Danny Ferry disciplined by the Atlanta Hawks for Racist Comment

Atlanta Hawks Discipline GM Danny Ferry Over Racist Comment

Ferry apologizes in statement released by the team

The Atlanta Hawks disciplined General Manager, Danny Ferry, due to racist comment made about basketball…

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How To Achieve Balance in a Hectic Life

Key tools on keep it all together and win

How does one satisfy both desires? Balance. Too often we are running around like chickens…

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#WhyIStayed: Top 10 Twitter Reactions to Ray Rice Scandal

Twin hashtags go viral and spark a necessary discussion

Ray Rice’s abuse outted via video sparked creation of twin trending hashtags, #WhyIStayed and #WhyILeft.…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Oprah Winfrey surprising guests on stage at 'O Town' at Centennial Park in Atlanta, GA during the first stop of her eight-city U.S. arena tour

[RECAP] Oprah’s ‘The Life You Want’ Weekend Stops In Atlanta

Two-day, eight-city tour offers motivation from renowned authors and speakers

This past weekend Oprah Winfrey and friends visited Atlanta for a stop in her “The…

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Chris Rock new movie, Top Five, may get signed by Paramount

New Chris Rock Movie in a Bidding War?

Latest film, which he directed, wrote and starred in is a major hit at Toronto Film Festival

Chris Rock’s latest film, Top Five, which he starts, directs and wrote, has been a…

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Carolina Panthers' Deangelo Willams Dyes Hair Pink

Carolina Panthers’ DeAngelo Pays Homage to Mother, Advocates for Breast Cancer Awareness

Running back wears pink hair and toe-nail polish

Carolina Panthers’ DeAngelo Williams dyed his hair pink and painted his toenails to honor his…

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New Witness Claims Michael Brown Was Shot With ‘Hands Up’

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the witness shares grisly details

A new witness has step forth to detail just how 18-year-old Michael Brown died.

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Rocksteady’s ‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ To Launch June 2015

Fans of The Dark Knight rejoice!

Rocksteady Studios’ last effort to give us the Dark Knight’s story comes in the form…

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Reports: NFL Player Ray Rice Contract Terminated

With social media and industry outraged, here are 30 Twitter reactions to wife's assault

Baltimore Ravens’ Ray Rice is currently being ethered by Twitter as the full video of…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Another NBA Owner to Lose Team After Alleged ‘Racist Rant’

Atlanta Hawks owner giving up majority stake after "racially offensive" e-mail

Atlanta Hawks’ Levensen’s inner Don Sterling alledgedly rears ugly head.

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Chick-fil-A Founder S. Truett Cathy Dead At 93

CEO passed away from health complications

S. Truett Cathy, the founder and CEO of Chick-fil-A, passed away from health complications at…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Michael Jordan's 194 Summer Olympics Converse being auctioned

Michael Jordan’s 1984 Olympic Converses to be Auctioned

Sneakers worn by one of the greats will go on sale in October

The Converse sneakers that NBA legend, Michael Jordan wore in the 1984 Summer Olympics, is…

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WATCH: Bungie’s Live-Action ‘Destiny’ Trailer Is Cliche But Fun

Cheeky, yes, but it's slated to be a smash hit

With less than a week left until Bungie’s ‘Destiny’ hit shelves, the company lets loose…

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Serena Williams Wins Grand Slam Title

It's her 18th victory, tying with Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova, at U.S. Open

Tennis phenom Serena Williams won her 18th Grand Slam title at the U.S. Open today,…

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PHOTOS: Africa Fashion Week Sizzles in New York This Season

Check out highlights from this year's events featuring global leaders of the diaspora

Africa Fashion Week kicked off Sept. 4 and continued through Sept. 6, showcasing global designers…

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NYFW PHOTOS: Harlem’s Fashion Row Talks Fashion & Finance

Industry leaders including Byron Lars and Teri Agins detail business behind the catwalk

RECAP: Harlem’s Fashion Row hosted a 2014 “Fashion and Finance” luncheon, sponsored by Prudential, in…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Six Little McGhees OWN 2

The McGhees Talk Raising Six Kids And Running A Family Business

Six Little McGhees return for a new season on OWN

Mia & Rozonno (Ro) McGhee with the McGhee sextuplets from "Six Little McGhees" celebrate their…

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Flying the Friendly Skies: 6 Tax Tips Every Business Traveler Should Know

Don't miss these breaks that could mean more money in your pocket

Business travelers, don’t miss out on these tax breaks. They could put more money in…

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Black Cosmetics Company Lamik Beauty Highlighted During New York Fashion Week

Event will include a day of beauty, wellness, and networking

Renowned makeup artist Kim Roxie of Lamik Beauty and award-winning hairstylist Hadiiya Barbel present: “Faces…

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WATCH: ‘Assassin’s Creed’ Goes ‘Rogue’ In New Gameplay Trailer

A face from past lurks in this new clip

Video games fans will be treated to a wealth of new content courtesy of Ubisoft…

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Harlem’s Fashion Row Works to Educate Next Generation of Creatives

Founder Brandice Henderson talks importance of educating rising stars

To better prepare students for success in fashion, Harlem Fashion Row founder has created an…

By Courtney Connley

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Maya Angelou Memorial at Wake Forest

Maya Angelou’s Poetry to Be Turned into Hip-Hop Album

Album to be inspired by words from Angelou's classic book "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings"

Inspired by her classic book “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” late literary icon…

By Courtney Connley

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Men: Dress to Impress and Make Boss Moves With Your Office Style

If you want to upgrade your professional life, take heed to how you look

Fellas, let’s take a minute out of our schedules to clear the lines between appropriate…

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BET Kicks Off Fashion Week with Inaugural “BET On Fashion” Event

Event showcased talent of seven rising black designers

BET Networks held its inaugural “BET On Fashion” event Sept. 3 to help kick off…

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Rosie Perez to Join ‘The View’ as New Co-Host

She will start just in time for the show's new season Sept. 15

Actress Rosie Perez has been added to the roster as the latest co-host for the…

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RECAP: Black Enterprise Gets ‘Curved’ At Samsung Unpacking Event

Will Samsung have enough to dethrone Apple?!

On Sept. 3, Samsung took over New York at an undisclosed location to present an…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Rahiem Shabazz, Elementary Genocide

Rahiem Shabazz: Exposing the Truth to Reclaim Our Young Men

‘Elementary Genocide is more than a documentary, it’s a call to action’

Rahiem Shabazz speaks about his documentary, Elementary Genocide: “From Primary to Penitentiary.” It exposes the…

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The 15 Best #ILoveBlackWomenBecause Tweets You Should See

Twitter celebrates the everything that Black women encompass

Twitter cut down on the slander to celebrate the awesomeness of Black women with the…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Magic Johnson’s ASPiRE Expands 2014 HBCU Football Coverage

Strikes a deal with Urban Sports & Entertainment Group (USEG)

ASPiRE is expanding its HBCU college sports coverage thanks to a new deal with Urban…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Quality Connections: How to Use Social Media to Advance Your Professional Brand

Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit panelist LC Johnson teaches women how to brand themselves…

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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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