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New Report: Small Businesses Creating Jobs, Giving Back and Growing Local Economy

Diving In: For A Small Fee Hotels Open Pools, Make Amenities Available To The Public

Enjoy a mini-vacation without booking a trip

Now you can take a mini-vacation without booking a trip. Here’s how.

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Black Enterprise Golf and Tennis Challenge: 10 Facts About Doug Banks

Radio Personality will be making an appearance at the Black Enterprise Golf and Tennis Challenge

Radio personality, Doug Banks, will be attending the Black Enterprise Golf and Tennis Challenge

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Yandy Smith’s Everything Girls Love Hosts Empowerment Event for Women Professionals

Female Industry leaders inspire with insights on love, career and business

Check out highlights from Yandy Smith’s Everything Girls Love event “Girls Love Girl Talk,” held…

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Chris Paul May Sit Out if Sterling is Still Clippers Owner

Point guard is on the same page as coach, Doc Rivers

Chris Paul, point guard for The LA Clippers, threatens to sit out if Donald Sterling…

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Cool Jobs: Bravo TV’s Todd Tucker Talks Boss Moves Up Front and Behind the Scenes

Entrepreneur discusses his rise through the ranks, tips for young professionals

Todd Tucker, TV production exec and star on Bravo TV’s Real Housewives of Atlanta, shares…

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Winning Number: LeBron James Will Go Back to Wearing 23

Hoop stars will return to number he wore first time around in Cleveland

Cleveland Cavalier player, LeBron James, has decided to go back to his original number 23…

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‘Get on Up’ Actor Chadwick Boseman Talks James Brown Boss Moves

Star in biopic gets candid about his latest role and entreprenenurship

Chadwick Boseman, star of ‘Get On Up,’ talks about James Brown’s penchant for business, funky…

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Health Empowerment: How I Manage Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Four tips for coping with the disease and winning

A woman shares her fearless story of extreme loss of weight and peace of mind.…

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Super Rich: 10 Most Wealthy Comic Book Characters

Just a few of the most balltastic superheroes ever

With the 2014 San Diego Comic Con in full swing, we take a look at…

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Slave-Based Animation: Artist Creating New Cartoon Series

Justin Serrette Jr. also adding related video game

The celebrated cartoonist, Justin Serrette Jr., is creating a controversial series to rival that of…

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Young Money Sports? Lil Wayne Sets Sights on Management Business

Rapper nabs world's second highest paid athlete as his first client

Young Money’s head boss, Lil Wayne, is ready to profit off his passion for sports…

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Cissy Houston on Whitney’s Lifetime Movie: ‘Please Let Her Rest’

Mother of music icon concerned about depiction of legacy

Cissy Houston is expressing her disappointment in the making of her daughter, Whitney Houston’s biopic…

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More Boss Moves: Floyd Mayweather a Licensed Promoter in Nevada

Undefeated boxer already has licenses in Washington and New York

Floyd Mayweather, already a boxing promoter in Washington and New York, is now a boxing…

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Redskins Trademark Canceled

Washington D.C. Residents Want Redskins Name to Stay

Poll Finds 65% of NFL fans who reside in D.C. area, reject name change

A Vox Populi poll found that 65% of NFL fans who reside in the D.C.…

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Celebrity Real Estate: 8 Entertainers Who Put Lavish Homes on the Market

These industry leaders take both wins and losses

Check out this list of top celebrities who put their homes on the real estate…

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Call Him ‘Mr. Classic’: New York Urban League Names New Ambassador

Radio host to spread word of activism and popular Football Classic

Mike Muse, AKA “Mr. Classic,” will lead New York Urban League’s fresh take on youth…

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FUBU Launches “Natural Style by FUBU” Hair Care Line

FUBU continues its legacy by adding its own hair care line

Natural Style by FUBU seeks to promote healthy African-American hair, whether natural or relaxed.

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Can 19-Year-Old Keven Stonewall Cure Colon Cancer?

High school senior from Chicago dedicated to becoming a scientist

Chicago’s own Keven Stonewall is breaking through in the world of science, as he is…

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Fashion and Finance: Tory Burch and Bank of America Team Up

The designer wants to lend a helping hand to new female entrepreneurs

Billionaire fashion designer Tory Burch, through the Tory Burch Foundation, has partnered with Bank of…

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Doc Rivers Says He’ll Leave If Sterling Remains Owner

Interim CEO Dick Parsons testifies in court

Los Angeles Clippers Coach, Doc Rivers, tells interim CEO, Dick Parsons, that he will quit…

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‘The Best Man Wedding’ to Hit Theaters in 2016

Third installment of Best Man series gets release date

Malcolm D. Lee set to release “The Best Man Wedding” on April 16, 2016

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NBA Offers Isaiah Austin A Job

The honorary draft pick would have a position after he gets his degree from Baylor

NBA honorary draft pick, Isaiah Austin was offered a job by commissioner, Adam Silver, once…

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Derek Jeter Turns Attention To Life After Retirement

Yankees shortstop taking talents into business world

As retirement looms, Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is taking talents into business world.

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Donald Sterling Meets With Steve Ballmer

Former Clippers owner considering his options in case against his wife

After learning he may lose the case against his wife, Shelly, Donald Sterling has decided…

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Comics Defy Conventional Wisdom: Business Booming After Embracing Digital And Print

Comics sales breaking records, thriving in print and digital

Trending upward, comics sales breaking records, thriving in print and digital.

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Black Enterprise Golf and Tennis Challenge: 10 Facts About Chris Spencer

"Real Husbands of Hollywood" creator will be featured host

“Real Husbands of Hollywood” creator, Chris Spencer, will be hosting the Black Enterprise Golf and…

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Carmelo Anthony Co-Founds Venture Capital Firm

Hoop star and Stuart Goldfarb start M7 Tech Partners

Carmelo Anthony has teamed up with the former CEO of Bertelsmann, Stuart Goldfarb, for M7…

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Former Lakers’ Player, Michael Cooper, Has Tongue Cancer

Head coach will have surgery this week

Atlanta Dream head coach and former LA Lakers player, Michael Cooper, has tongue cancer and…

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Trayvon Martin Peace Summit: Kobe Bryant Joins Nipsey Hussle

'The Black Mamba' shares thoughts about injustice

Kobe Bryant, joins Trayvon Martin’s parents and Nipsey Hussle to speak out against gun violence…

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Malcolm-Jamal Warner Will Appear on ‘Sons of Anarchy’

Actor set to appear in at least two episodes

Former Huxtable, Malcolm-Jamal Warner will appear on the motorcycle series, “Sons of Anarchy” for the…

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Mike Tyson Signs Long Term Partnership with Fiterman Sports Group

Former boxer signs a long-term exclusive autograph and marketing partnership

Mike Tyson has signed a long-term exclusive autograph and marketing partnership with Fiterman Sports Group.

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25 #RichWhitePeopleProblems You Never Knew Existed

Trending topic picks up speed on social media

With huge U.S. wealth disparity, BlackEnterprise.com takes a look at #RichWhitePeopleProblems, a hashtag gaining popularity…

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#TBH: What Every Parent Needs To Know About Popular Hashtags

Hashtags can provide valuable insight and emotional red flags

Learn how to speak the language of teens on social media from dirty words to…

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ESPN Insinuates Drug Usage During Serena Williams Match

Remarks spark outrage and Change.org activism

ESPN commentators have inspired a Change.org petition after accusing tennis superstar Serena Williams of being…

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On his first meeting with former South African President Nelson Mandela   "The new South Africa needs us. To be specific, if a truly, multiracial state will grow out of apartheid’s ashes, it needs contributions of African American skills and financial resources. That was the message President Mandela delivered to a gathering of prominent black American business and political leaders when he visited BLACK ENTERPRISE’s offices a year after he gained his freedom. Black America has created, sustained and grown its own businesses and sent executives to the nation’s largest corporations. South Africa needs this knowledge."

International Day: World Remembers Nelson Mandela

Black Enterprise remembers global and national treasure on first International Day since his death

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Today, July 18 marks Nelson Mandela International Day, in honor of the former…

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The Jesse Owens Story Being Made Into a Movie

The movie, Race, will feature Stephan James as Owens

The movie, Race, about the story of Olympian, Jesse Owens, starts filming next week.

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N.W.A.’s ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Casting Call Causes Controversy

Sheets with descriptions of women raise eyebrows and criticism

With the N.W.A. biopic currently filming, ‘Straight Outta Compton’ courted its first bit of controversy…

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NFL Draft draws record numbers for 2014

2015 NFL Draft: Chicago or Los Angeles Top Contenders Instead of NYC

Popularly held in the Big Apple since 1965, schedule conflicts change history

Because of scheduling conflicts with Radio City Music Hall, the 2015 draft will be held…

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Brooklyn Eighth-Grade Metal Band Signs Major Record Deal with Sony

Young musicians could earn up to $1.7 million from record deal

A Brooklyn eighth-grade metal band inks a major record deal with Sony that could earn…

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Tupac Shakur Musical Closes After A Month

Weak ticket sales and other factors led to early demise

The rap musical “Holler If Ya Hear Me,” that pays homage to the music of …

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Kevin Durant Signs First Major Roc Nation Deal

The MVP is creating a sizable empire for himself

The 2014 NBA MVP, Kevin Durant, has signed an exclusive deal through Roc Nation to…

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10 Twitter Reactions To Marvel Introducing A Black Captain America

Comic company adding diversity to its list of accomplishments

Several years and a day after turning Thor into a woman, Sam Wilson, aka Falcon,…

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MTV Video Music Awards Nominations: Beyonce Leads With 8

Iggy Azalea and Eminem get seven nominations each

Beyonce leads the nominees with eight nods for this year’s MTV Video Music Awards, taking…

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Brandy Becomes Honorary Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

R&B singer continues her mom's AKA legacy

R&B singer Brandy continues her mom’s legacy and becomes an honorary Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority,…

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Forbes Announces Most Valuable Global Sports Teams

What United States teams made the first 15?

What United States teams made the first 15?

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Golf and Tennis: 10 Top Fashion Picks for the Novice and Pro

Athletic pieces that will put you at the top of your game

In preparation for Black Enterprise’s Golf & Tennis Challenge, we’ve rounded up 10 stylish looks…

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The 3rd Annual Champions for Choice Event for the AFC in Conjunction with The 2014 ESPY Awards

Hosts for the event were Laila Ali, Lisa Leslie, Jalen Rose and Stephen A. Smith

Several former players and celebrities came out to support The 3rd Annual Champions for Choice…

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Black Enterprise Golf and Tennis Challenge: 10 Fun Facts About Tennis

What do you know about this sport?

The Black Enterprise Golf and Tennis Challenge is taking place next month in Palm Beach…

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Alice Coachman, First Black Woman to Win an Olympic Gold Medal, Dies

Pioneer won at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London

Alice Coachman, who ran track and field, died at the age of 90 in Georgia…

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LeBron James Helps Sports Illustrated Set New Web Record

Site registers over 6.1 million unique visitors on Friday

The announcement of LeBron James’ return to the Cleveland Cavaliers by the player himself, helped…

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2K Sports Debuts Kevin Durant Cover

Pharrell Williams curated soundtrack for top-selling basketball game

Kevin Durant starring in 2K Sports’ upcoming title, with Pharrell Williams curating the soundtrack for…

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Confirmed: Samuel L. Jackson Joins Cast Of ‘Tarzan’ Movie

No word as to who the Oscar nominee will play

Oscar nominee Samuel L. Jackson will join the cast of David Yates’ ‘Tarzan’ movie.

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4 Golf Gadgets to Help You Dominate the Greens

Track your swings and improve your stroke strength with these tech tools

Whether in your office or on the course, you can keep your golf game in…

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Inmate Stock-Picker Called ‘Oracle of San Quentin’

Man serving 54-years-to-life for murder has uncanny ability with investing

A convicted murderer in San Quentin shows fellow inmates how to avoid debt and pick…

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NFL ON FOX & FOX NFL SUNDAY Reporter: Pam Oliver

Erin Andrews Replaces Pam Oliver as NFL’s Top Sideline Reporter

Former sideline reporter will stay on with Fox Sports in a variety of roles

Erin Andrews has replaced 20-year veteran sideline reporter, Pam Oliver, for the upcoming NFL season

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Bill Cosby Returning to NBC With New Show

Show is set to air next year

Bill Cosby will be making a return to the network that housed his legendary sitcom,…

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US Men’s National Basketball Team Announced

Players will report to training camp this month in Las Vegas

Derrick Rose, Kevin Durant, James Harden, Paul George and Kevin Love are among the players…

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Travelers flock to the Caribbean for its beautiful  beaches, good food and perfect weather but there’s one overlooked  element that may be of wanderlust interest too---fashion. Burgeoning  designers in the United States and Europe are able to showcase their  work in popular fashion week showcases but Caribbean designers tend to  get over looked, so that’s where St. Maarten’s inaugural 2014 Color Revolution comes in. It’s aimed at providing a platform for up and coming  Caribbean designers who have the skills to be showcased on an  international level, but also to encourage sartorial enthusiasts around the world to consider new travel destinations for shopping sprees and  buying inventory.

Highlights from Color Revolution include Donna Dove’s convertible  dress-shirt collection, Lisa Faye's tye-dye caftans and dresses, and  Kaj’s breezy resort wear. Click through the gallery for more pieces from  the Color Revolution collections. --Starrene Rhett Rocque

Caribbean Fashion: St. Maarten’s Color Revolution

Burgeoning Caribbean designers expand their brand exposure

Check out photo highlights from top Caribbean designers from St. Maarten’s 2014 Color Revolution.

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Golf 101: Rules of Engagement For Making Money On the Green

Instructor and blogger give tips on mixing business with the game

Golf instructor and blogger give tips on doing business on the green and maximizing opportunities…

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EXCLUSIVE: Rick Ross Talks Empire Building & Rebranding

Rapper and entrepreneur opens up about franchising, conquering the business world

Rapper and entrepreneur Rick Ross opens up on conquering business world.

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Girl Gone Geek: Jamila Rowser Brings Unique Chic to the Masses

Blogger talks digital culture and expanding reach of black nerds

Blogger, Jamila Rowser, BlackEnterprise.com chatted with Rowser on how digital culture and her fight for…

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The 10 Most Hilarious Twitter Reactions To LeBron James’ Return

The Internet exploded upon hearing that LeBron James will return to Cleveland

It is official. LeBron Raymone James is ready to come home to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Breaking…

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Queen Latifah to Play Legendary Blues Singer Bessie Smith

Film, being shot in Atlanta, will debut next year

Queen Latifah will play the role of blues singer Bessie Smith in an upcoming HBO…

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LeBron James Returns to Cleveland

'I always believed that I’d return ... and finish my career there'

NBA star LeBron James has officially announced that he will return home to Cleveland.

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Floyd Mayweather Will Fight Marcos Maidana Again

The two fighters will square up once again in September

A rematch has been set for Floyd Mayweather-Marcos Maidana II for September in Las Vegas.

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Will LeBron James Become World’s First Billionaire Baller?

According to recent earnings, road to super-wealthy club getting a lot shorter

Becoming a billionaire is rare air, but with latest earnings, are Lebron James and his…

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Dream Job, Dream Body: Bobette Gillette, BET’s Director of Corporate Relations

How this media executive balances fitness, career and motherhood

This BlackEnterprise.com series is to motivate business men and women to manage hectic professional and…

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NBA Hires Pamela El as Chief Marketing Officer

Former Nationwide Insurance executive will start her new position in August

Former Nationwide Insurance Executive, Pamela El, is hired by the NBA to become their latest…

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The 10 Most Inspiring ‘Humans Of NY’ Stories You Should See

Photoblog's telling visuals and commentary have gone viral on social media

Photographer Brandon Stanton started “Humans of New York” a New York City-based photoblog that has…

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Stacey Dash Lashes Out at Kanye West

Actress says, 'Maybe he needs to spend some time on Rikers Island'

Stacey Dash took offense to Kanye West comparing paparazzi coming after him to being raped,…

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Cleveland Clothing Company Designs ‘For6iven’ T-Shirt For LeBron James

Apparel meant to showcase that James is 'forgiven' for leaving team back in 2010

Ohio’s Fresh Brewed Tees is anticipating LeBron James’ return to Cleveland by printing out t-shirts…

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Beyoncé Donates $7 Million to Help Homeless in Houston

Superstar continues to use platform to expand philanthropic work

Not one to forget where she comes from, Beyonce has donated $7 million to help…

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NBA Introduces New York City All-Star 2015 Logo

Design plays off the iconic bus and subway map of NYC

The NBA revealed the logo design for the 2015 All-Star Game and Festivities being played…

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Emmy Nominations: Don Cheadle, Idris Elba and Kerry Washington Among Nominees

Check out the list of top black actors vying for awards

This year at the Emmy Awards, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Idris Elba, Don Cheadle, Cicely Tyson, Kerry…

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Jay-Z Being Sued By Former Engineer

Chauncey Mahan claims he's entitled to co-ownership of hip-hop star's masters

Chauncey Mahan, former engineer for Jay-Z, is suing him to claim co-ownership of Jay’s masters

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FIFA Suspends Nigeria From International Soccer

FIFA brings hammer down after country fires soccer committee

FIFA brings hammer down after Nigeria fires soccer committee, suspending the country from participating in…

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LeBron James to Open Pizza Restaurants in South Florida

NBA superstar enters new business venture

NBA superstar LeBron James teamed with a group of investors to open 10 Blaze Pizza…

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10 Facts About Children’s Author Walter Dean Myers

Did you know that the deceased writer penned over 100 books?

Famed author, Walter Dean Myers, was known for the storied tales of life in the…

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Crystal Clarke Joins Cast of Star Wars: Episode VII

Newcomer Crystal Clarke will appear in the latest movie

Crystal Clarke joins Lupita Nyong’o in the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. It’s the…

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Jay Z Wants To End Extreme Poverty By 2030

Can the 'god MC' fulfill his goal?

The Roc Nation CEO aims to tap into his more philanthropic side, as Jay Z…

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Red, White, Blue … and Black: America’s Diversity Shines During World Cup Fever

Global tournament ignites African American passion and patriotism

World Cup fever ignites African American passion and diasporan patriotism for global sport.

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘TK In The AM’

If you're unfamiliar with the popular radio veteran, get hip now

Tasty Keish, a popular radio veteran, is a force you should know as ‘TK in…

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‘Real Housewives’ Apollo Nida Sentenced to 8 Years for Fraud

Reality TV star gets leniency from judge, avoids 30-year imprisonment

Cast member and husband of Phaedra Parks of the Real Housewives of Atlanta was sentenced…

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Children’s Book Author Walter Dean Myers Dead at 76

He often wrote about disenfranchised black children and their struggles

The three-time National Book Award nominee, Walter Dean Myers, wrote about the plight of young,…

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Jamie Roberts Does ‘Comedy With A Purpose’

'I want to be recognized as one of the top working comedians in entertainment'

Jamie Roberts is a rising comedian who hosts comedy shows in NY and has a…

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The Sports Résumé: Developing the Perfect Job Description

Knowing how to describe your previous duties can make or break your opportunity

Learn how to separate your candidacy from the competition by composing winning job descriptions on…

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Millennials Choose Smartphones Over Deodorant

Report also finds older adults ranked phones and deodorant as equal in importance

The Bank of America Trends in Consumer Mobility report finds millennials reveal they believe a…

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Kanye West and Kim Kardashian Start a New Business

Newlywed couple has decided to start 'flipping houses'

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, after renovating a new house, has decided to sell it…

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Essence’s 20th Anniversary Festival Largest Ever

Event surpassed last year's total of 543,000 attendees

The 20th anniversary of the Essence Festival drew more than 550,000 attendees, surpassing last year’s…

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Two Merchandising Brand Giants Do Battle In Brazil

Nike zeroes in on Adidas' soccer market domination

As the players and coaches prepare to go to war at the World Cup, Nike…

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Tupac Shakur’s Legacy Hits Broadway

Hip-hop musical featuring rap icon's music and lyrics appeals to new audiences

A new Broadway play highlighting the life and works of Tupac Shakur hits theaters but…

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10 Best #ShmoneyDance Videos Gone Viral

Next-gen Brooklyn, N.Y., rappers create viral Web sensation

Bobby Shmurda and his Brooklyn crew have created a viral sensation called the “Shmoney Dance”…

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Lil Wayne Allegedly Being Sued Over Young Money Website

Rapper allegedly owes company $250,000 for the domain

Lil Wayne is reportedly facing a lawsuit after refusing to pay the remaining $250,000 for…

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Dr. Barry Jordan Talks Merging His Love of Sports and Medicine to Practice Neurology

Interests in traumatic brain injury came through involvement with boxing and football

Dr. Barry Jordan, chief Medical Officer of the New York State Athletic Commission discusses career…

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Columbus Short Makes Plea Deal in Domestic Abuse Case

Columbus Short Involved in Another ‘Scandal’

Actor arrested recently for public intoxication

Columbus Short was arrested, once again, for an altercation in Dallas—this time for public intoxication.

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Black Enterprise Golf and Tennis Challenge: 10 Facts About Performer Jeffrey Osborne

Did you know that the singer is a favorite of President Obama?

Jeffrey Osborne will be performing at Black Enterprise’s Golf and Tennis Challenge in Palm Beach…

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New York’s WestView Newspaper Calls Obama the N-Word

Was this race baiting at its finest?

The WestView News, a community newspaper in New York, published a piece in its July…

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Tyler Perry Trademarks ‘What Would Jesus Do’

Box-office mainstay scores a coup in owning the popular phrase

If Tyler Perry is planning to create a ‘What Would Jesus Do’ movie, he can…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Andre Harrell Appointed Vice Chairman Of REVOLT TV

He will helm inaugural REVOLT Music Conference in Miami this year

Andre Harrell is now vice chairman of REVOLT TV and will oversee the REVOLT Music…

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Black Celebs Dominate Forbes’ ’10 Most Powerful’ List

Who are the most powerful celebrities in the world at the moment?

Black celebrities dominate Forbes’ ‘Most Powerful List’ which includes Floyd Mayweather, Beyonce, Oprah and Dr.…

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15 Twitter Reactions To Bobby Brown’s BBQ Launch

If you don't know, know that the Internets don't play fair.

A whole generation regarded Bobby Brown as the King of the Stage. His late wife,…

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Black Mt. Rushmore: What African American Leaders Are On Yours?

Who are the top leaders that would be immortalized in granite?

If there were a Black Mt. Rushmore, what African-American faces should be sculpted and chiseled…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Essence Festival Expected to Break Attendance Record

Its 20th anniversary expected to draw more than 543,000 attendees

Essence Festival’s 20th anniversary is the largest live event in the U.S. and this year…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Tim Howard: The Safest Hands in America

U.S. Goalkeeper cements legacy with 2014 World Cup performance

In the line of fire: How U.S. soccer goalie Tim Howard nearly single-handedly saved our…

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Kendrick Lamar Sued Over ‘Section.80′ Copyright Infringement

Will a HiiiPower intervene on Kendrick Lamar's behalf?

Kendrick Lamar is facing his first bout of legal troubles, as he is being sued…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Instagram To Debut First Original TV Show

Is this a brave new step into the future or nah?

Instagram hopes to debut ‘Artistically Challenged,’ its first original TV show, to the masses exclusively…

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The 15 Realest #NiceGentrifier Tweets You Should See

Gloria Malone's keep-it-real trending topic has elicited strong responses

Gloria Malone’s keep-it-real #NiceGentrifier hashtag has been trending, so we’ve taken the 15 best tweets…

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#ThingsTimHowardCouldSave: 16 Awesome Twitter Memes

Is there nothing the record-breaking USA team goalie cannot save?

USA’s Tim Howard rewrote the history books with his 16 saves during their World Cup…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Attorney David Cornwell to Sue Alex Rodriguez

Suspended player being taken to court for roughly $500,000

Alex Rodriguez, will be sued by his former attorney, David Cornwell. Rodriguez is being sued…

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Michael Jackson’s Estate Being Sued for Footage of his Last Interview

Company claims they legally obtained rights to footage

The estate of Michael Jackson is being sued for the rights to a 2007 video…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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#Jeremy Meeks: From Mug Shot to Modeling Contract?

Mug shot gone viral could lead to modelling contract, reality series

What a way to get discovered. Can a mug shot really land someone a lucrative…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Immigration Reform: 5 Things We Learned From Russell Simmons

All Def Digital CEO speaks on the future of policy and diversity in the nation

Russell Simmons, All Def Digital CEO, took to his HuffPost blog to bring awareness to…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Harlem Hot Spot: One Entrepreneur’s Story of Passion, Longevity and Diversity

Cove Lounge's Alyah Horsford-Sidberry talks passion for entrepreneurship and power of location

Harlem entrepreneur Alyah Horsford-Sidberry talks longevity in hot location and why she’s passionate about her…

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So, Donald Sterling Is Indeed Mentally Fit

Neurologist says embattled owner shows signs of mild cognitive impairment (MCI)

After being examined by yet another doctor, Sterling is deemed mentally fit now

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[PHOTOS] #Freedom50: 10 Riveting Civil Rights Moments That Inspire

In commemoration of the Civil Rights Act anniversary, take a look at iconic moments of activism.

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

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Jet Magazine Launches App; Shutters Magazine

Actress Keke Palmer inaugural cover subject. What do you think?

Legendary Jet Magazine will no longer be available in print stores. No worries, the digital…

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Maya Angelou Honored in ‘Because of Them We Can’ Campaign

Young girls recite "Phenomenal Woman" poem

National “Because of Them We Can” campaign is honoring the late Dr. Angelou with young…

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Now more than ever, the business of fashion and sports seem to be colliding with NBA players turning post-game press conferences, draft day events and locker room arrivals into their own personal fashion shows, and trust the CEO's of the style industry are paying close attention. From being invited to some of fashion week's most exclusive shows, to teaming up with designers to expand their brand and launch their own line, we've rounded up some of today's biggest NBA players whose fashion moves are making just as much noise as their on court game skills. (Image: Instagram)

8 NBA Players Who Turned Fashion Sense Into Business Smarts

Top basketball stars who combine the businesses of sports and fashion

With more NBA players turning into style stars, we’ve rounded up a list of NBA…

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[VIDEO] Alex Gibney’s ‘Finding Fela’ Trailer Debuts Online

Nigeria's son shines bright in this new documentary.

Oscar award winning filmmaker Alex Gibney (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room) has finally…

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[VIDEO] Have The Roots Gone Pop In New Kellogg-Themed Concert?!

Their latest partnership is the tipping point for a new audience.

There was a time when fans of The Roots were the only ones interested in…

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Jay-Z & Beyoncé’s BET Awards Feature Sparks Twitter Ridicule

Some fans felt misled after the couple's appearance done via remote concert

The 2014 BET Awards closed out with a performance from Jay Z and Beyoncé, but…

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WNBA Player, Brittney Griner, Sets Blocks Record

Surpasses record previously set by Lisa Leslie and Margo Dydek

Griner sets WNBA record with 11 blocked shots

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Jason Kidd Headed to the Milwaukee Bucks

Awkward weekend leads to Nets receiving 2 draft picks from Milwaukee

Kidd went to Brooklyn Nets management requesting a bigger executive role with the organization and…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Twitter Reacts To Bobbi Kristina Disrespecting Angela Bassett

Whitney Houston's baby girl had harsh words for the actress

Angela Bassett will direct the ‘Whitney Houston’ docufilm, which has made the late singer’s daughter,…

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10 Facts About Legendary Soul Singer Bobby Womack

Great things you may not have known about an iconic talent who will be missed

Check out unknown facts about Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer, Bobby Womack, who…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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15 Most Critically Outrageous Tweets From #BETAwards

Twitter kept jokes flowing throughout the night of high points---and mishaps

Twitter came out in full force with the most outrageous and critical insights on the…

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The Sports Résumé: Is Functional or Chronological Best?

Find out the preferred format for winning employment results

Find out what resume—chronological or functional—is preferred by sports industry employers.

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Diversity: Lupita Nyong’o and Pharrell In Oscar’s New Group of Potential Voters

Academy cuts velvet rope to let younger, more diverse voices into voting club

Academy cuts velvet rope to let younger, more diverse voices into voting club.

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Aaliyah Biopic: Lead Actress Drops Out

Rep says it was due to production and other issues

Zendaya, who faced criticism for being chosen of the lead role of Aaliyah in planned…

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First Cameroon, Then Ghana, Now Nigeria: African Teams Demand World Cup Money

Will pay issues derail Africa's soccer ambitions?

As yet another African country puts spotlight on salary demands, will payment issues derail Ghana,…

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Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Bobby Womack Dies

Legendary producer inspired and wrote hits for bands including the Rolling Stones

Bobby Womack, producer and singer who wrote and originally recorded Rolling Stones’ first UK No.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Exclusive: Keke Palmer’s Television Takeover

Young star talks history-making new show, “Just Keke,” and why age ain’t nothing but a number

In an exclusive interview with BlackEnterprise.com, Keke Palmer speaks on why her new talk show…

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Motion Picture Academy Aiming for Diversity

New efforts seek to change recent numbers: 93% white and 76% male

Academy that decides Oscars has invited 271 people who do not fit typical white male…

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Sherri Shepherd And Jenny McCarthy Leave ABC’s ‘The View’

Who will replace her and Jenny McCarthy?

The popular ABC daytime talk show just lost two hosts: Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd.

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Pregnant Olympian Alysia Montano Completes Race

Athlete ran 800-meter race just six weeks away from her due date

A pregnant Alysia Montano clocked 2 minutes, 32.13 seconds to finish last at the U.S.…

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Top 8 NBA Free Agents: What’s Next For Them?

Check out one watcher's predictions of where they should go---or stay

NBA free agency will commence July 1st. Who are the top choices and where will…

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Follow the Lita: How One Bodybuilder is Living Her Dream

Fitness expert and motivator says, 'I must continue to build with integrity'

Lita Lewis, fitness trainer and motivator, talks how she got started in body building and…

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Joe Louis: Broadway Producers Acquire Rights to Story

Fran Kirmser and Tony Ponturo have acquired exclusive global, theatrical and movie rights

‘Lombardi,’ and ‘Bronx Bombers’ producers Kirmser and Tony Ponturo say they’ve acquired the exclusive rights…

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Frank Ocean Fires Team As He Prepares His Next Album

ID PR contracted as new publicity agency

Odd Future artist Frank Ocean has fired his management and publicity team.

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Clifford ‘T.I.’ Harris Developing ‘Sisterhood Of Hip-Hop’ Reality TV Show

Grand Hustle CEO going into reality TV business for himself

The Grand Hustle CEO, T.I., is going into the reality TV business for himself with…

By Kevin L. Clark

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‘Rise Up’ Dazzles at ABFF North American Premier

Wyclef Jean and Mickey Rourke star in film highlighting corruption in oil-rich Niger Delta

Film at the America Black Film Festival puts Nigeria’s oil corruption under microscope.

By Richard Spiropoulos

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[VIDEO] Man In Blackface Impersonates Kanye In Front Of Kim Kardashian

KimYe has dealt with haters for a while, but blackface is a new one

A recent clip shows just how Kanye West’s then-girlfriend, Kim Kardashian, was offended by a…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Boss Basketball Wives: Free Agency & Their Brands

Happy wife, happy life mentality huge factor in decision

With Lebron’s recent announcement as a free agent, questions arise of the leagues’ top players…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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NFL Removes Cap on Concussion Damages for Players

Revised agreement provides wide range of benefits to retired NFL players and families

The agreement also states that the NFL will set aside $10 million for education on…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Scandal Fashion: Kerry Washington to Launch Retail Line

Actress partners with The Limited to create an Olivia Pope-inspired clothing line

Kerry Washington partnered with “Scandal” costume designer, Lyn Paolo, and The Limited to bring a…

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Library of Congress Acquires Video Archive of African American Icons

Collection will document the history, culture and legacy of black Americans

The Library of Congress has acquired HistoryMakers invaluable video collection that provides extensive content on…

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NBA Gets A+ For Racial Hiring Practices

League gets outstanding marks for gender hiring as well

The 2014 National Basketball Association Racial and Gender Report Card (RGRC) reflect high scores for…

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TV One’s Roland Martin Talks News For Black America

It’s imperative to tell our stories ourselves

TV One’s “News One Now” hosted by Roland S. Martin premiered on Monday, November 4,…

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Conflict Management: How To Have Difficult Conversations

It is better to address issues as they arise sooner than later

Quick tips and insights on resolving conflicts and having difficult conversations.

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Revolt TV Launches ‘HELLO Harlem’ Initiative With Kick-Off Event

Who's who attends to support community initiative

More than 500 leaders in business, philanthropy and entertainment gathered recently to celebrate launch of…

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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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