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MLB’s Annual Civil Right’s Game To Air On ‘Jackie Robinson Day’

MLB honors Civil Rights Movement and Jackie Robinson

MLB honors the legacies of the Civil Rights Movement and Jackie Robinson’s contributions to baseball…

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Hot Film Festivals Around the World

With ABFF set for June, the timing is right to take a glance at some other upcoming festivals

With ABFF coming to New York the timing couldn’t be better to take a look…

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Harlem’s Fashion Row and McDonald’s Launch Student Fashion Design Competition

One lucky designer will showcase limited-edition work during New York Fashion Week

Harlem’s Fashion Row University and McDonald’s is offering the chance of a lifetime exclusively to…

By Daron Pressley

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5 Apps to Help You Travel Like a Local

The go to places that locals go is a great way to discover the heart of a city

Nowadays vacationers and travel enthusiasts are avoiding touristy hot spots to experience city culture from…

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Kevin Hart Wins MTV Comedic Genius Award

Comedian brought his two children onto the stage with him

Last night, Kevin Hart won the MTV Comedic Genius Award. The actor brought his children…

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Speaking of Coachella: 3 More Events You Don’t Want to Miss

Network and party at these upcoming events

All the Coachella talk reminds us of three more good-time events you don’t want to…

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John Legend Launches ‘FREE AMERICA’: Campaign to Help End Mass Incarceration

The Academy Award-winning singer is committed to improving civil rights

John Legend has launched his new campaign FREE AMERICA, to help end mass incarceration across…

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World’s 6 Best Shopping Cities

If you don’t mind taking a road trip or hopping on a plane to do…

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Taraji P. Henson: Cookie Lyon Meets Cookie Monster, Announces Memoir

Cookie keeps it real on Sesame Street

American Black Film Festival ambassador Taraji P. Henson stops by Sesame Street and confirms a…

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What NY Giant’s Tom Coughlin Knows About Millennials That Many Managers Don’t

New study findings help coach better understand his team

Key findings have been released onj millennials via a study that New York Giants head…

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Dionne Warwick and Daughter-in-Law Luana Elliott Launch Activewear Line

Get beach-ready in fitness gear from the icon and expert trainer duo

Dionne Warwick and daughter-in-law Luana Elliott merge fashion and fitness with Healthy Gal active wear.

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Before Diddy: 5 Ways Quincy Jones Was an Early Music Industry Disrupter

A look at the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit Trailblazer Award honoree's innovations

Here are seven facts you may or may not have known about our Entrepreneurs Summit…

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My Black is Beautiful: Tatyana Ali and Patrice Yursik Imagine a Future

The actress and blogger aim to empower 1 million girls

Tatyana Ali and Patrice Yursik talk their partnership with My Black is Beautiful’s latest campaign,…

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4 Awesome Health Apps Designed Exclusively for Women

These will help you take a top priority into your own hands, quickly and easily

Startups see no boundaries when it comes to designing apps, which address health issues…

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Taraji P. Henson and Jussie Smollett Talk Their ‘Empire’ and Success

The TV mom and son have a real conversation with Black Enterprise

Empire stars Taraji P. Henson and Jussie Smollett talk with Black Enterprise about the show’s…

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Self-Taught Chef Turns Passion into Profit with Exclusive Dining Experiences

Omar Walters talks monetizing passion for success

When it comes to monetizing your passion there are many paths to success. For Omar…

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Beauty and Fashion Influencers Join Chrisette Michele for 8 City Social Media Marketing Tour

The event was created for women who believe in positivity

Top Beauty and Fashion Vloggers join Chrisette Michele for an 8 city “women’s empowerment &…

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Washington Wizards in Talks of Creating Training Facility at Howard University

Howard's campus eyed as new home to Washington Wizards

Washington Wizards looking to build training facility on the campus of Howard University.

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5 Male All-Stars from American Black Film Festival

Get to know these ABFF alumni

As we gear up for the American Black Film Festival this year, we remember five…

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Top 5 Blacks in Brewery

Here's a look at some of the best pioneers in the brewing industry

Here’s a look at the top five blacks in brewery, as today is national beer…

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4 Reality Stars Who’ve Worked Their Careers Beyond Reality TV

Some of the most controversial reality stars and their big brands

These reality stars build brands beyond reality tv.

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Five Black Health & Wellness Experts to Follow for World Health Day

Black health experts you can learn tips from

Top black health and wellness experts to follow on social media.

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Beverly Bond Responds to White Girls Rock Hashtag

The DJ defends her movement in a personal essay

After the White Girls Rock controversy, Black Girls Rock founder Beverly Bond responds.

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Top 10 Moments from Black Girls Rock

First Lady Michelle Obama, Tracee Ellis Ross, Janelle Monae, Fantasia, and more

In celebration of women in the areas of entertainment, education, philanthropy, and health, “Black Girls…

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Black Girls Rock: Cicely Tyson and Michelle Obama Wow Audience with Speeches

The First Lady and award-winning actress rock the house

The 2015 Black Girls Rock! awards aired Sunday on BET. The special program was established…

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‘Preachers of Detroit’ Cast Member Talks Ministering Through Reality TV

Bishop Clarence Langston gives insight into taking his journey to the small screen

Bishop Langston discusses his call to ministry and how he is spreading the love of…

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Business Lessons From an Ex-NFL Player Turned CEO

Tony McGee shares leadership lessons from the football field

Tony McGee shares leaderships lessons from the football field that he applies to HNM…

By Daron Pressley

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Black, Male and Gay: ‘Blackbird’ Filmmaker Details Journey to Tell the Untold

Patrik Ian-Polk commits to providing venue for vital dialogue with upcoming film

Patrik Ian-Polk’s insights on how Blackbird began, his passion for providing a venue for black…

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NCAA Says They Are Not Responsible for the Educational Quality of Its Athletes

Association says they do not assume the duty to ensure a quality education

NCAA releases a statement saying they are not responsible for the educational quality of college…

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8 New York City Events to Add To Your Social Calendar

Celebrate the beginning of spring by attending these exciting events

Whether you’re looking for family friendly activities or a girl’s night out, here are a…

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TVOne Joins American Black Film Festival to Find Screenplay Writers

Grand prize winner will have their project developed to premiere on TV One

TV One joins forces with this year’s American Black Film Festival to find screenplay writers…

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Relocating Overseas? 4 Tips for First Time Expats

Considering a career abroad? Check out these tips for first time expats

Considering a career abroad? Check out these four tips for first time expats.

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‘Cosmo’ Uses Women of Color for ‘Beauty Trends That Need To Die’

Twitter erupts after this controversy surfaces

A January Cosmo article about beauty trends resurfaces and stirs racial controversy.

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Face2Face Africa Hosting Pan-African Weekend in New York City for Global Innovators

Attendees have the chance to meet celebrities and business moguls of pan-African affairs

Pan-African Weekend is set to take place from July 10-12 in New York City, and…

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Young Pro Quits Job, Travels The World and Writes Inspirational Book

Deidre Mathis talks how leaving her job to travel the world led to a new career

If you’ve ever dreamed about quitting your unfulfilling job to travel the world—meet Deidre Mathis.…

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Event Encourages Black Women to Seek Help for Mental Health Issues

Event offers a venue for women to support one another and build self esteem

A Woman’s Worth Conference & Celebration (AWWCon15) hosted by Shannon Baylor-Henderson offered a venue of…

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Black Fashion Month Kicks Off In Brooklyn, NY

Throughout April, fashion shows, symposiums and cocktails events will be held

To celebrate black fashion month in Brooklyn, fashion shows, symposiums and cocktails events will be…

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[Recap] Portrayals of Black Women in Media

What can we do to portray more positive representations of black women in media?

Thee Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture hosted Talks at the Schomburg: “Portrayals of…

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WCW: Five Black Supermodels on the Rise in Fashion

These runway walkers' career strides make them women crush worthy

These five black supermodels are making major moves in fashion.

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Rihanna’s BFF Melissa Forde Designs Hat Collection

The Island girl sees a business opportunity in the fisherman's staple

Rihanna’s best friend Melissa Forde designs a collection of bucket hats under rapper Wale’s fashion…

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5 Reasons Why Millennials are Traveling to Trinidad and Tobago

It's the latest hotspot destination

If you’re looking for festivals, diverse culture, eco adventure activities, and unique dining, Trinidad and…

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[RECAP] Nickelodeon’s 2015 Annual Kids’ Choice Awards: Winners

Hollywood stars and fan favorites took over the orange carpet

Hollywood stars took over the orange carpet and took away orange blimps at Nickelodeon’s 28th…

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Oneika Raymond, 70 Countries and 3 Lessons Learned

The blogger has always had a passion and curiosity for different cultures

As a serial expat, Oneika Raymond has visited 70 countries on 6 continents, so it’s…

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Oprah Winfrey to Honor Maya Angelou Legacy at Postal Service Event

Literary icon will appear on stamp designed by lauded artist

Postmaster General Megan Brennan, billionaire media queen, along with Ambassador Andrew Young and other notables…

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5 Things to Know About Jon Stewart’s Replacement Trevor Noah

What you should know about the rising South African comedian

Five things to know about South African comedian Trevor Noah.

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T.I. Opens his First Restaurant: Scales 925

The upscale eatery is located in downtown Atlanta

T.I. is opening his first restaurant, Scales 925, in downtown Atlanta on April 14.

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NFL to Hire B. Todd Jones as Disciplinary Officer

Former ATF director will oversee new conduct policy

Former director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), will be in…

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Destiny’s Child Reunites for a Gospel Performance

Michelle takes it to church with Beyonce and Kelly

Destiny’s Child reunite for a performance of band member Michelle Williams’ gospel hit, ‘Say Yes.’

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Meek Mill Releases Second Footwear Collaboration with Puma

The vivacious rapper leads round two of his design collaboration

Philly rapper Meek Mill joined the Puma family to design his own line of sneakers…

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Kelly Rowland on Baby Weight Loss and 5 Affordable Foods that Burn Fat

Get the star's secret, and eat healthy without breaking the bank

Just four months ago, Kelly Rowland gave birth to her bundle of baby boy joy.…

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Open Letter to ’60 Minutes’ on Increasing Its Coverage of Africans

Over 150 journalists and professors gave their signature

On Wednesday, March 25, more than 150 journalists and professors sent an open letter to…

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Celebrity Makeup Artist Empowering Beauty Tips Help You Look Your Best

Melissa Hibbert shares beauty tips for women of color

In the wake of unrealistic portrayals of beauty on TV, social media and beyond,…

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Legacy Award Winners Susan L. Taylor and Beverly Tatum to Appear on Women of Power TV

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

Women of Power TV takes viewers behind the legacy of Susan L. Taylor and Beverly…

By Courtney Connley

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Taraji P. Henson to Host Saturday Night Live

The 'Empire' star is set to host SNL on April 11th

According to recent reports, Empire star Taraji P. Henson will host Saturday Night Live on…

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Global Changemaker Talks Empowering Women Across Time Zones

Marcia Dyson on leading social and political causes around the world

The word “empowerment” isn’t just a catch phrase for Marcia Dyson it’s her life’s…

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Top Podcasts for Business and Life Inspiration

Use as a resource to learn actionable tips and advice on business and life

If you love listening to stories about how people became successful, podcast are a great…

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‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’ Archived in Library of Congress

The history-making album shapes American sound and culture

At the 41st Annual Grammy Awards in 1999, Lauryn Hill made history as the first…

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CFL Appoints First Black Commissioner

Jeffrey Orridge, former CBS Sports executive, to assume new duties April 29

Jeffrey Orridge, former longtime executive with CBC Sports, succeeds Mark Cohon as commissioner of the…

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Brandy Makes Broadway Debut in ‘Chicago’

Brandy proves to be an all-star talent once again

If we had to sum up Brandy’s career using one of her album titles, we’d…

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Evelyn Lozada Lands Reality Show on Oprah’s OWN

The Basketball Wives star is ready make her appearance on TV again

According to recent reports, Evelyn Lozada from Basketball Wives has landed a new reality show…

By Cristie Leondis

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Beauty Expert on Making the Leap From Corporate America to Entrepreneurship

Melissa Hibbert, Founder of SHEEQ Cosmetics & Host of Behind the Glam talks redefining success

For 14 years, Melissa Hibbert was a marketing and branding powerhouse. She started her…

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BlackLivesMatter: The Young Woman Behind the Hashtag

Alicia Garza uses her voice and social media to fight for human rights

Alicia Garza is the 34-year-old who inspired the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter. Upon her discovery that George…

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Report: Half of Atlanta Patients Testing for HIV Already Have AIDS

Know your status and get tested

Many residents in Atlanta don’t have access to routine HIV testing at their healthcare facilities,…

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Former U.S. Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. to Be Released from Prison

The Ex-US Rep spent roughly half of his sentence behind bars

According to reports, former U.S. Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. is set to be released from…

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Rihanna’s Kid Movie ‘Home’ Pulls In $9.6 Million at U.K. Box Office

Rihanna makes the top of the charts her 'Home'

Topping music’s charts is as simple as batting an eye for Rihanna. Over the weekend,…

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Farewell to Adidas NBA Jerseys

The two brands announce that their 11-year partnership will end next year

As Adidas goes through a reinvention, the sporting apparel company says it will not bid…

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Affordable Care Act’s 5th Anniversary: Where Are We Now?

Dept. of Health reports the largest change in the uninsured in four decades

On this day, five years ago, President Obama signed landmark legislation into law, affording healthcare…

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NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment to Launch TV Hosting Workshop at ABFF

Course to be led by Hollywood talent manager Marki Costello

The search for the next TV star comes to the American Black Film Festival as…

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[VIDEO] Obama On Paying College Basketball Players

POTUS weighs the fairness of everyone getting paid in college sports except the student athlete

Much has been said lately about the big money that is made from college basketball…for…

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Weight Loss Inspiration: How Maria Gordon Reversed Diabetes and Lost 100 lbs

Health coach started a program to help others see boost in health and confidence

Health coach Maria Gordon lost 100 lbs and reversed type 2 diabetes with lifestyle changes.…

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Kerry Washington Says Poor, LGBT and People of Color Must be Allies

Kerry Washington urges every 'other' to fight together

The GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) Media Awards took place on Saturday, and…

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Athletes Need to Show Respect, Especially For 13 Year-olds

Despite Mo’Ne Davis’ forgiveness, Bloomsburg University removes baseball player for sexually offensive tweet

Disrespect in sports takes on a totally new form when it’s against a child athlete.…

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5 Splurgy Worthy Hotels

Check out these luxury hotels that might be worth the extra money

A 24-hour personal butler and private plunge pool in the middle of your room. …

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Millionaire Model Joan Smalls Designs Collection for True Religion

This supermodel proves to be more than good looks and gets down to business

Supermodel Joan Smalls is taking a walk on the other side of the runway. Smalls,…

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The Perfect Pair: Beyonce and Giuseppi Zanotti Team Up for Shoe Collab

The Queen dabbles in high fashion

Fashion lovers and BeyHive members will be happy to know that designer extraordinaire Giuseppi Zanotti…

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Miss Universe Japan is Country’s First Mixed Beauty Queen

Japanese and African American beauty queen redefines 'pretty'

Ariyana Miyamoto made history this month as the first biracial Miss Universe Japan. The stunning…

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Stoute’s Agency To Debut NBA Ad During March Madness

Commercial attempts to draw college viewers to watch the professional league

The NBA is trying to get a piece of the college basketball March Madness action.…

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[Video] Mayweather Suggests Chef Worth $1,000 Per Meal

Champion boxer says he wouldn't exchange her for any other chef in the world

World champion boxer Floyd Mayweather is making news after suggesting that his chef, who goes…

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Fresh Take: 5 Rappers Interpret Fashion with Their Own Brands

Step up your swag with these fresh takes on fashion

Of the vast lessons hip-hop has taught us over the years, one of the most…

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Former Olympian Joetta Clark Diggs Still Running Things

Track star inspires youth through sports to keep moving and eating healthy

It’s been 15 years since Joetta Clark Diggs competed in her last Olympic game but…

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‘Empire’ and American Black Film Festival Take Over Brooklyn

Fans of the hit TV show gathered to watch finale drama of the Lyon Family

Check out hot moments from the standing-room only event and more from watchers of the…

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5 Must See Art Exhibits This Spring

Museums are a treasure trove of learning and inspiration

All around the world, museums host permanent and temporary exhibits to showcase experiences, historical artifacts,…

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Gloria Steinem on Black Women: ‘They Invented the Feminist Movement’

Activist details her journey and how, united, women can be a powerful force

Activist and journalist Gloria Steinem shares how black women impacted the feminist movement and how…

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‘Empire’ Star Power: Oprah and Common Set to Join Show

Co-creator Lee Daniels confirms parts written for the mogul and hip-hop star

Lee Daniels tells sources that he has written parts for the multimedia billionaire as well…

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Hampton vs. Kentucky in March Madness Brings Pride to HBCUs

Skeptics question the fairness of the matchup of the historically black college against the No. 1 undefeated Wildcats

Everyone is clearly waging bets against the lone historically black college that has earned its…

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6 Inspiring Commencement Speeches by Women

Messages do more than just inspire new graduates

At the heart of an amazing commencement speech is the speaker’s ability to captivate an…

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President Obama Shares March Madness Bracket

POTUS reveals the Barack-etology behind his picks for the 2015 NCAA tournament

President Barack Obama discusses the logic he used to complete his 2015 NCAA tournament bracket…

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Plus Size Athletic Wear…Finally

Sports Authority launches plus size line of clothing

Not having a bikini in a plus-size may not surprise many, but the fact that…

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Deborah Cox Returns to Broadway as Josephine Baker

We're confident the talent will do this iconic role plenty justice

Deborah Cox solidified herself as one of the greats in 1998 when she released “How…

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Mo’Ne Davis Launches Sneaker Line to Help Girls in Poverty

This little leaguer is giving back in a big way

Mo’Ne Davis just gave us all one more reason to love her. The history-making teen…

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NFL Becoming an Endangered Sport

More players exit the football league because of health issues

The National Football League (NFL) has seen unseasonable volatility this month with players opting to…

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FACE Africa Hosting 6th Annual WASH Gala: Instilling Clean Water Initiatives and Programs in West Africa

The event is aiming to raise $300,000 to provide residents with safe water

FACE Africa is hosting its sixth annual WASH gala, which will help provide clean water…

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EA Sports Replaces Tiger Woods’ Game

Rory McIlroy becomes new face of PGA Tour

After 15 years of being the face of the EA Sports game entitled Tiger Woods…

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NBA Reaches for March Madness Audience

More viewers watch NCAA tournament than NBA finals

For the first time the National Basketball Association (NBA) is advertising during March Madness, in…

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Entrepreneurs Summit: Legendary Producer and Arranger Quincy Jones to Receive Trailblazer Award

The music legend to be honored with his mentor, Clarence Avant

Music legend Quincy Jones will be honored as an exemplary leader in entertainment with a…

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Serena and Tiger: The Rise and Fall

TSL takes a look at how the two athletes have dealt with disappointment

The following is a feature from The Shadow League:
Serena won.
Despite the jeers that rained down…

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Gina Prince-Bythewood Working on BlackLives Matter Pilot for Fox and Imagine

Oscar nominated writer/director and American Black Film Festival alum does work that matters

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Appearing at last year’s Plunge Culture and Creativity Conference, produced by Black Enterprise and…

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A Working Mom Talks Job Struggle and Surviving Two Heart Attacks

This working woman and heart attack survivor confirms how awesome moms really are

After receiving her master’s degree, Julia Allen landed a job at Accenture and Bank of…

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10th Women of Power Summit Most Successful of All Time

Black Enterprise’s Women of Power Summit breaks attendance and sponsorship records

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

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Travel Around the World in NYC Without Jumping on a Plane

A metro card can get you far in a city filled with history and culture

New York City is one of the few places in the world, where you can…

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3 Quick Tips for Writing and Publishing Book

Top-selling author shares what helped her kick off writing

Beyond making the decision to write about something you know, you should have a good…

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Rihanna Makes History as First Black Spokeswoman for Dior

RiRi raises the style bar once more

Pop star sets another marker in history as the first black ambassador for Dior.

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SXSW 2015 is Here: Attend Interactive, Film and Music Festivals and Conferences

The extravagant festivals and conferences are being held in Austin, Texas

South by Southwest 2015 took off on Friday, March 13th and will take place through…

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Kamerion Wimbley is Securing His Future One Business At a Time

Entrepreneur details commitment to giving back to his community and his businesses and to securing…

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TSL Talks NFL Free Agency with Former Agent Joel Corry

The Shadow League Sports Talk podcast takes a look at teams and players trade decisions

TSL Sports Talk interviews former NFL agent and CBS Sports columnist, Joel Corry about his…

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5 of the World’s Best Train Adventures

Explore new journeys in an engaging way via rail

Looking for a new type of vacation in 2015? Exploring some of the worlds’ most…

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Women Raise The NBA Roof

A look at gender progress in the men’s basketball league

Becky Hammon ascending the ranks to becoming the first woman assistant coach in the NBA,…

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ABFF Hosts Empire Season Finale Watch Event

ABFF and Empire take over Brooklyn

TV’s hottest new show “Empire” comes to an end with a two-hour season finale on…

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Beyond the Runway with Fashion Model Flaviana Matata

The model talks fashion and philanthropy

When Flaviana Matata won the Miss Universe Tanzania pageant in 2007, she had no idea…

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Power 105.1′s Angie Martinez and The Breakfast Club Take Over Our World with Black Enterprise

Power 105.1's leading radio hosts talk life and careers

Power 105.1′s Angie Martinez, hosts of The Breakfast Club and more to appear on Our…

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Designer Follows Mom’s Footprints with Luxury Leather Handbags

This designer makes luxury attainable for all women

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As little girls, probably more of us than not watched our mothers in…

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$1.9B Potentially Lost To March Madness at Work

NCAA tournament estimated to lure the attention of 60 million workers

Picking teams and waging bets on who will win in March Madness is estimated to…

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6 Great Books to Read for Women’s History Month

Celebrate these women's contributions to the world

For over 30 years, the United States has dedicated the month of March to honor…

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Women of Power: How to Make a Vision Board

Lisa Nichols gave women the power to manifest goals through creative visualization

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

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Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight To Cost Up To $7,500

World champion boxers sell out the MGM Grand before tickets go on sale

On Wednesday, world champion boxers Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao appeared together at a press…

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Corey Brewer Makes NBA Steal of the Night

Rockets guard stepping up his game

NBA gives the Steal of the Night to Houston Rockets guard Corey Brewer who scored…

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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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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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