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Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe Is Out at CBS, ‘The NFL Today’ From Ballers To Businessmen: Here is Our All Star Roster of NBA Players Turned Franchisees Former NBA All Star Jamal Mashburn Slam Dunks in the Business Arena NBC Will Show Thrilling U.S.-Russia Hockey Finish in Primetime Kevin Hart Awards Education Secretary With Celebrity Game MVP Under Armour Releases New Orleans-Inspired Shoe For Stephen Curry Take a Look Inside the San Franscisco 49ers New Stadium Plus Size Fashion Show at New York Fashion Week In New Spot, Uncle Drew Searches for ‘Big Man’ in New Orleans Sports Anchor Darren Haynes Joins ESPN Tracy McGrady, Baseball Hopeful, Impresses in Bullpen Session Golf Channel Is Re-Airing Cheyenne Woods’ Australian Masters Victory 5 Steps for Creating the Perfect Office Fitness Challenge Black British Designer Debuts Collection At Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week Browns Fire Entire Front Office, Hire African American GM Sports Biz Q&A: Grant Hill Reflects on All-Star Weekend, Discusses His Art Collection and Talks Duke’s Jabari Parker NFL Draft Prospect Michael Sam Comes Out, and Twitter Reacts Missouri Defensive Linesman; 2014 NFL Draft Prospect Michael Sam Comes Out Do You Feel Comedian Kevin Hart is Overexposed? 50 Cent’s SMS Audio Partners with NASCAR’s Swan Racing B.E. Sports Biz: Here is a List of the 8 Biggest Winners of Super Bowl XLVIII David Beckham to Own Miami MLS Expansion Franchise Lee Daniels Makes His Television Debut With Jay-Z Inspired Story Starz Orders Episodes of LeBron James Comedy ‘Survivor’s Remorse’ Ivy League Hoops, Ahead of The Curve in Coaching Diversity NFL Sued by Former Player for Concussions Sparks Owner Magic Johnson: ‘This Is a Great Day for the City of Los Angeles’ NFL, CBS Partner to Broadcast Thursday Night Games Report: Magic Johnson to Own Part of the Los Angeles Sparks Women of Power: Young Leader Teaches Girls Importance of ‘Going Global’ ‘Players Gala’ Still a Classy Destination at the Big Game How The NFL Is Tackling Homophobia Nets’ Jason Kidd Named Eastern Conference Coach of the Month Michael B. Jordan Talks “That Awkward Moment” and Personal Life Russell Wilson Takes in Nets Game with Beyoncé, Jay Z One Entrepreneur’s Journey to Super Bowl XLVIII Carl Banks Talks Starter Jackets, Being in Business with The Breakfast Club Nike Releases Photo of New ‘Old’ College Basketball Uniforms Woman of Power: Olympic Champion and Super Bowl Correspondent Gabby Douglas to Star in Film 2014 Black Enterprise Woman of Power: Sheila Johnson is Making History in Sports NBA Exec Helps Athletes Prepare for Fortune and Fame Lillard, Carter-Williams Headline BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge Video: Laid Back Marshawn Lynch Interviewed By NFL Network’s Deion Sanders How Small Businesses Can Make Money Off Of Super Bowl XLVIII Minority Owned NYC Firm Lands Super Bowl Deal Earth, Wind and Fire and John Legend to Headline Tobago Jazz Experience 2014 NBA ‘Dream Big’ to Celebrate Black History Month Celebrate Black History Month in Philadelphia This Year Carnival Cruise Lines Kicks Off ‘Carnival Live’ Series With Jennifer Hudson Movie ‘Ride Along’ Finishes #1 In Box Offices Opening Weekend Calling All Adventure Racers! Dominica’s 2nd Annual Nature Island Challenge Under Armour Signs Ballerina for Women’s Brand Campaign Essence to Honor Emeli Sande at 2014 Black Women in Music Celebration University of Texas Puts Stronghold on Coach’s Name Online Awards Lets Moviegoers Name The Best in Black Cinema Over The Past Year Winter Olympic Hopeful Jazmine Fenlator Discusses Bobsled Career 5 Ways to Score a Last-Minute Hotel Room for the Super Bowl Raiders Quarterback Fires Agent Jerome Stanley Sasheer Zamata: What Roles Will She Play on SNL? Shaq Is Bringing His All-Star Comedy Jam to the Super Bowl ‘Reverend Run Renovations’ Show Premieres on DIY Network Former ‘The Wire’ Actor Michael Potts Talks New Role on HBO’s ‘True Detective’ Detroit Lions Hire Jim Caldwell, 1st Black Head Coach in Team History Taking Flight: Jordan Brand Announces ‘Flight 23′ Retail Store in Manhattan LeBron James, Miami Heat to Visit the White House Tuesday With Australian Open Underway, Tennis Channel CEO Optimistic on 2014 Deion Sanders Show for Oprah’s OWN Slated for March Premiere Get Right, Get Tight: 2014 Fitness Challenge Venus Williams to Join 2014 Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit Is Black TV A Must See? Yoga Poses for the Office- Infographic Drake, Raptors Release Commemorative Shirts for ‘Drake Night’ Photos: Nike Debuts Cold-Weather Gear for the Super Bowl Harlem’s “Black Ink” Tatto Shop Owner Cesar Emanuel Starts Magazine African American Travel on the Rise Globally Top WR Prospect Mike Evans Hires Priority Sports, Deryk Gilmore As Golf Brand Expands at Under Armour, a Young Executive’s Drive Comes Into Full Form Watch John Legend Sing the National Anthem at the BCS Title Game Texas Names Charlie Strong Head Football Coach PGA of America Taps Former Def Jam Executive to Head Diversity Effort Packers Sell Out Wild Card Game, Avoid Blackout Olympic Speedskater Shani Davis on Sochi, Rocking Under Armour and the Obamas On Broadway, an Actor’s Depth Finds a Home In a Bronx Tale On to the Next One: Jadeveon Clowney Signs With Agent Bus Cook Menswear Brand Ikiré Jones Mixes High Fashion with African Aesthetics Philadelphia Rapper Inspires Change Among Inner City Youth Julibox Founder Courtne Jones Dishes on How to Drink at Home on New Year’s Eve The Pete Carroll Rules: How to Apply NFL Leadership to a Startup Sal Masekela Will Join NBC’s Coverage of the Sochi Olympics Snoop Lion Partners With League Of Young Voters Memphis Grizzlies’ Zach Randolph Fined $25,000 For Criticizing Refs TSL: The Incredible Life and Trying Basketball Times of Kobe Bryant ‘Jazz In The Gardens’ Returns For Its 9th Year Featuring D.L. 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Behind the Scene of TV One’s Unsung with Bushwick Bill Serena Williams Appears in Beats by Dre Color Solo Commercial Foe Alexander Gustafsson to Join Jon Jones on EA Sports UFC Cover Cicely Tyson to be Honored at Women of Power Awards Watch Andrew McCutchen Propose to His Girlfriend on National TV NESN Hires Atlanta Sports Personality Elle Duncan Jordan Brand Unveils Jordan Melo 10 Flash Forward: Browns WR Gordon Picks Marketing Agency Venus Williams, Shaq, and Other Star Athletes Scoring with Franchise Businesses Watch Rajon Rondo on Fox Sports 1′s Crowd Goes Wild Vince Young Settles Lawsuit With Former Agent, Advisor TSL Conspiracy Theorists: The Braves Aren’t Going Anywhere Beats by Dre’s ‘Hear What You Want’ Campaign Features Colin Kaepernick Kanye Who? 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Shannon Sharpe is out at CBS.

Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe Is Out at CBS, ‘The NFL Today’

CBS hires future Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez

Do you agree with the move?

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Shaquille O’Neal has his own line of soda

From Ballers To Businessmen: Here is Our All Star Roster of NBA Players Turned Franchisees

Successful former pro athletes that are winning big in business

It is reported that 60 percent of NBA players file for bankruptcy five years after…

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Former NBA All Star Jamal Mashburn Slam Dunks in the Business Arena

Team building key to making successful transition from hardcourt to boardroom

Jamal Mashburn is most notably known for his success on and off the basketball court.…

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NBC Will Show Thrilling U.S.-Russia Hockey Finish in Primetime

Preliminary game aired live Saturday morning

Thrilling finish gets a primetime slot

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Kevin Hart gave the MVP award to Education Secretary Arne Duncan -- but not before promoting his latest film, 'About Last Night.'

Kevin Hart Awards Education Secretary With Celebrity Game MVP

Duncan scored 20 points

Hart said he had to be a “humble loser”

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Under Armour Releases New Orleans-Inspired Shoe For Stephen Curry

Under Armour unveils new colorway for Warriors guard

In addition to Under Armour, Curry also endorses Muscle Milk and Degree

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A rendering of Levi's Stadium.

Take a Look Inside the San Franscisco 49ers New Stadium

Santa Clara stadium '80 percent done,' officials say

Take a look at the brand new digs in an Instagram video posted by the…

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Plus Size Fashion Show at New York Fashion Week

Curvy fashion show educates and entertains

Designer: Mad Couture; Image: R Jones; Model Malinda "Yum Yum" Bell
It’s fashion week in…

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Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving.

In New Spot, Uncle Drew Searches for ‘Big Man’ in New Orleans

Does Anthony Davis have any acting chops?

Pepsi Max is welcoming a new endorser to the mix. Stay tuned

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Sports Anchor Darren Haynes Joins ESPN

Veteran anchor leaves Al Jazeera

He begins Feb. 24

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Tracy McGrady, Baseball Hopeful, Impresses in Bullpen Session

Ex-NBA All-Star enlists help of Roger Clemens

Tracy McGrady is trying out for a baseball team

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Cheyenne Woods, niece of Tiger, with her first professional trophy at the Australian Ladies Masters Sunday. Golf Channel will re-air her win this week.

Golf Channel Is Re-Airing Cheyenne Woods’ Australian Masters Victory

Two-stroke win was first of her career

Ms. Woods gave an interview to Golf Channel’s ‘Morning Drive’ Tuesday morning

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5 Steps for Creating the Perfect Office Fitness Challenge

Get in shape while on the job with the help of your co-workers.

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The most arduous task of getting in shape is finding motivation to start and…

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Black British Designer Debuts Collection At Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week

Chantell Walters is one of the fresh faces gracing the runway scene this year

As the phrase is often coined “the British are coming,” it’s true

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Browns Fire Entire Front Office, Hire African American GM

New GM Farmer was finalist for Dolphins job

Browns owner Jimmy Haslam gives African American GM vote of confidence

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Sports Biz Q&A: Grant Hill Reflects on All-Star Weekend, Discusses His Art Collection and Talks Duke’s Jabari Parker

Grant Hill talks to BlackEnterprise.com as he and Turner Sports gear up for All-Star Weekend

Grant Hill is on TV. A lot.

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NFL Draft Prospect Michael Sam Comes Out, and Twitter Reacts

Mizzou players laud family atmosphere on social media

Twitter was abuzz with the news yesterday, and much of the reaction was overwhelmingly positive

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Missouri Defensive Linesman; 2014 NFL Draft Prospect Michael Sam Comes Out

Is the league ready for its first openly gay pro-football player?

The 24-year-old Sam, who just completed his senior season with the Missouri Tigers, has been…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Do You Feel Comedian Kevin Hart is Overexposed?

Does the comedian have his hand in too many pies?

Can you name the number of movies or shows Kevin Hart has been in over…

By Sasha King

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50 Cent’s SMS Audio Partners with NASCAR’s Swan Racing

SMS Audio gets into big time NASCAR business

With tech company, 50 Cent gets into marketing game with NASCAR.

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Did Richard Sherman just have the best week ever?

B.E. Sports Biz: Here is a List of the 8 Biggest Winners of Super Bowl XLVIII

From Sherman to Strahan, here's a look back at who's going to remember Super Bowl XLVIII the most

Who are the big winners from this year’s Super Bowl?

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David Beckham to Own Miami MLS Expansion Franchise

Insiders say LeBron James is a potential investor

“LeBron is a friend, so we speak as friends about what we’re doing but we’re…

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Lee Daniels Makes His Television Debut With Jay-Z Inspired Story

Fox Network picks up series after bidding war

Uptown Magazine reports that Lee Daniels, creator of The Butler, will be working on a…

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Starz Orders Episodes of LeBron James Comedy ‘Survivor’s Remorse’

No cast yet, but is there any athlete more well-connected in Hollywood than LeBron James?

Starz hasn’t announced a cast.

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Harvard's Tommy Amaker is one of several African American coaches in the Ivy League.

Ivy League Hoops, Ahead of The Curve in Coaching Diversity

The Ivy League has a long and storied tradition of African-American representation and achievement in sport

Which Division I men’s basketball conference currently has the country’s highest concentration and percentage of…

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NFL Sued by Former Player for Concussions

Should concussions be a part of the game?

If you watched the Super Bowl this past weekend, if you weren’t too bored by…

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Sparks Owner Magic Johnson: ‘This Is a Great Day for the City of Los Angeles’

Both sides pleased with group's purchase of the Los Angeles Sparks

Both sides involved pleased with group’s purchase of the Los Angeles Sparks.

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NFL, CBS Partner to Broadcast Thursday Night Games

Package to feature 14 Thursday contests

Package to feature 14 Thursday night contests.

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Join Magic Johnson at the Entrepreneurs Conference

Report: Magic Johnson to Own Part of the Los Angeles Sparks

Ownership group will include Mark Walter, ESPN.com report says

Magic is racking up on teams he owns

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Women of Power: Young Leader Teaches Girls Importance of ‘Going Global’

How Martice Sutton used international adventures to spark social enterprise

Young voyager Martice Sutton details how global travel enriched her life and career and sparked…

By Kimberly Wilson

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‘Players Gala’ Still a Classy Destination at the Big Game

Midtown Manhattan was the site of this year's gala

The host venues this year were The Night Hotel and Aspen Social Club

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How The NFL Is Tackling Homophobia

Although a number of retired pro-football players are gay no active player is out of the closet

Do you think a gay player would be accepted?

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Jason Kidd was named head coach of the Nets this past spring.

Nets’ Jason Kidd Named Eastern Conference Coach of the Month

It has been a trying year for Kidd

Will it get better?

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Michael B. Jordan Talks “That Awkward Moment” and Personal Life

Michael B. Jordan discusses his love life and character in the film 'That Awkward Moment.'

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and with the season comes romantic comedies

By Sasha King

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Russell Wilson Takes in Nets Game with Beyoncé, Jay Z

Russell Wilson is having quite the week

He was spotted at Nets game

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One Entrepreneur’s Journey to Super Bowl XLVIII

Here's how a small business owner landed a big game contract

Do you know of any other businesses that landed contracts for the Super Bowl this…

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Carl Banks Talks Starter Jackets, Being in Business with The Breakfast Club

Banks appeared on radio show on Power 105.1 in New York City

“Starter is more than just an athletic brand,” Mr. Banks told the Shadow League last…

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Nike Releases Photo of New ‘Old’ College Basketball Uniforms

Jerseys are already a big hit

Will you be checking out these contests?

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Olympic Champion Gabby Douglas

Woman of Power: Olympic Champion and Super Bowl Correspondent Gabby Douglas to Star in Film

Film latest business opportunity for Douglas

Gabby Douglas is staying rather busy

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2014 Black Enterprise Woman of Power: Sheila Johnson is Making History in Sports

A look at one of Black Enterprise's 2014 women of power

Johnson owns stakes in 3 professional sports teams

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NBA Exec Helps Athletes Prepare for Fortune and Fame

NBA exec looks to educate NBA players on sound financial management

Taylor helps develop programs to help NBA players navigate the challenges that come with fame…

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Lillard, Carter-Williams Headline BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge

Game is televised nationally on TNT

Who do you think will win?

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Marshawn Lynch tells the NFL Network's Deion Sanders that he's a man of few words -- and he's ready to go.

Video: Laid Back Marshawn Lynch Interviewed By NFL Network’s Deion Sanders

Tells NFL Network he's ready to play in the big game

Everyone is talking about Marshawn Lynch. And Mr. Lynch isn’t talking back

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How Small Businesses Can Make Money Off Of Super Bowl XLVIII

Use hype around the game to drive customer awareness and sales

Do you know any businesses doing any special promotions?

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Minority Owned NYC Firm Lands Super Bowl Deal

NFL's 'Business Connect' links entrepreneurs with big game opportunities

Niles Advertising & Display Solutions, Inc., a New York-based firm that specializes in graphic design…

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Earth, Wind and Fire and John Legend to Headline Tobago Jazz Experience 2014

Brandy and Keyshia Cole complete the spectacular lineup to bring the celebration of music to the True Caribbean

Have you ever been to this festival?

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NBA ‘Dream Big’ to Celebrate Black History Month

League initiatives look to further increase diverse fan base

The platform has five major components

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Celebrate Black History Month in Philadelphia This Year

From the Johnson House to the Ben Franklin Museum, discover the top 10 historic attractions in Philadelphia during Black History Month

Where will you be traveling to for Black History Month?

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Carnival Cruise Lines Kicks Off ‘Carnival Live’ Series With Jennifer Hudson

Carnival LIVE Concert Series offers Carnival guests the opportunity to enjoy an exclusive onboard performance by a diverse roster of popular music artists

Will you pay to watch Jennifer Hudson on a cruise?

By Kimberly Wilson

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Movie ‘Ride Along’ Finishes #1 In Box Offices Opening Weekend

Kevin Hart scores with box office hit

Ride Along, the hit film starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube, has topped box office…

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Calling All Adventure Racers! Dominica’s 2nd Annual Nature Island Challenge

Racers will also encounter adventure, photo and cultural challenges that involve strategy, problem solving and creativity

Interested teams must apply by January 24, 2014

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Ballerina Misty Copeland's non-traditional route to success is exactly the type of game-changing effect Under Armour seeks in its endorsers.

Under Armour Signs Ballerina for Women’s Brand Campaign

Misty Copeland is American Ballet Theatre's third-ever soloist

Full-figured ballerina joins Under Armour roster of athletes

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Essence to Honor Emeli Sande at 2014 Black Women in Music Celebration

The star-studded event sponsored by the Lincoln brand, takes place during the week leading up to the 56th Annual Grammy Awards

Will you be attending?

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Stronghorns: Texas is seeking to protect its name -- and that of its brand new football coach.

University of Texas Puts Stronghold on Coach’s Name

University official says it's trying to protect their 'Coach'

Strong, the first African American coach of a men’s athletic team at Texas, was hired…

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Online Awards Lets Moviegoers Name The Best in Black Cinema Over The Past Year

ABFF Hollywood Awards recognize the work of African Americans in the motion picture industry and outstanding films portraying the b lack experience

ABFF Hollywood Awards will be determined by popular vote of the general public

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Winter Olympic Hopeful Jazmine Fenlator Discusses Bobsled Career

Team USA member Jazmine Fenlator discusses her career and hopes for the 2014 Winter Olympics

The 2014 Winter Olympics being held in Sochi, Russia is just around the corner beginning…

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5 Ways to Score a Last-Minute Hotel Room for the Super Bowl

Have you scored your room yet?

With the big game just weeks away, Roomer has provided 5 tips for scoring a…

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Terrelle Pryor suffered a knee injury and concussion that derailed the promise of his 2013 season -- but now he's without an agent.

Raiders Quarterback Fires Agent Jerome Stanley

Pryor pushed back against agent's inflammatory remarks

Raiders QB’s offseason just got a little more complicated

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Sasheer Zamata: What Roles Will She Play on SNL?

Now that she has been hired, what type of roles will Sasheer play on SNL?

Sasheer Zamata created a huge buzz when it was announced that she would be joining…

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More than just a basketball All-Star, Shaquille O’Neal is an entrepreneur. He earned his MBA online through the University of Phoenix in 2005, and has since put it to work in various business ventures.

Shaq Is Bringing His All-Star Comedy Jam to the Super Bowl

Tour will come to Newark Symphony Hall

For Mr. O’Neal, the business of funny has been quite lucrative

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‘Reverend Run Renovations’ Show Premieres on DIY Network

Rev. Run back in reality tv with renovation show

Airing at 10 p.m on Monday’s the show will follow the Simmons house renovation

By Sasha King

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Former ‘The Wire’ Actor Michael Potts Talks New Role on HBO’s ‘True Detective’

Michael Potts discusses his role on "True Detective" and the musical "The Book of Mormon"

You may know Michael Potts from his role as Brother Mouzone from The Wire or…

By Sasha King

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The Detroit Lions have hired head coach Jim Caldwell.

Detroit Lions Hire Jim Caldwell, 1st Black Head Coach in Team History

Former Indianapolis Colts head coach served as offensive coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens last year

Mr. Caldwell is the second African American hire made by an NFL team this offseason

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Jordan Brand President Larry Miller will preside over the opening of Jordan-specific brand experiences.

Taking Flight: Jordan Brand Announces ‘Flight 23′ Retail Store in Manhattan

First-ever stand alone site for Jordan apparel

Nike and Jordan Brand have announced a plan to launch the first-ever exclusive brick-and-mortar retail…

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LeBron James, Miami Heat to Visit the White House Tuesday

Heat defeated the Spurs to win the 2013 NBA title

“It’s an honor as a team to get to be able to go to the…

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Sloane Stephens embarks on her journey for her first major title at the 2014 Australian Open.

With Australian Open Underway, Tennis Channel CEO Optimistic on 2014

Over 180 hours of coverage dedicated to Australian Open, network says

Will you be tuning in?

By Darren Sands

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Deion Sanders Show for Oprah’s OWN Slated for March Premiere

Sanders told The Wrap he's not doing it for the publicity

Will you be tuning in?

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Get Right, Get Tight: 2014 Fitness Challenge

Made the resolution to get fit in 2014? The countdown is on to your fittest, healthiest year ever!

Black Enterprise partner, Hello Beautiful challenges you

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Venus Williams to Join 2014 Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit

Joins star-studded week in Boca Raton

The Women of Power Summit will be held at the Boca Raton Resort and Club…

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Is Black TV A Must See?

Is there any must see black tv programming on the air today?

What is your favorite show starring a black lead today? There is Scandal starring Kerry…

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Yoga Poses for the Office- Infographic

De-stress while at the office by doing 6 easy yoga moves

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Drake & 'YOLO' Profits: Singer Wants Royalties For Use Of Famous Phrase

Drake, Raptors Release Commemorative Shirts for ‘Drake Night’

Rapper named marketing partner of organization

Jan. 11 is coming, just wait on it

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That snowflake in the logo? Means this Super Bowl will be unlike any other in recent history.

Photos: Nike Debuts Cold-Weather Gear for the Super Bowl

Game-time temps expected to be between 20s and 30s

Are you ready for some (really cold) football?

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Harlem’s “Black Ink” Tatto Shop Owner Cesar Emanuel Starts Magazine

Cesar Emanuel of Black Ink Crew has started a new magazine entitled Black Ink

Black Ink will be a bi-monthly magazine that will feature lifestyle content that will show…

By Sasha King

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African American Travel on the Rise Globally

African Americans accounted for $48 billion in travel despite setbacks from the recession

Since the recession in 2008 travel in the black community has decreased

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Mike Evans was Texas A&M's leading receiver during his two years at the school.

Top WR Prospect Mike Evans Hires Priority Sports, Deryk Gilmore

Receiver expected to go in first round

Texas A&M wide receiver Mike Evans flew under the radar as a member of the…

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As Golf Brand Expands at Under Armour, a Young Executive’s Drive Comes Into Full Form

For Under Armour, the buzz word is always growth. For the sport of golf at Under Armour, the possibilities are endless

Getting to know one of Under Armour’s rising stars in Baltimore

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John Legend's rendition of the National Anthem at the BCS title game received rave reviews.

Watch John Legend Sing the National Anthem at the BCS Title Game

John Legend sings the National Anthem and kinda breaks the Internet

John Legend being John Legend

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Texas Names Charlie Strong Head Football Coach

Strong becomes first black coach of men's program at Texas

He replaces Mack Brown, who coached the team for 16 seasons

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Wendell Haskins is the newly appointed Senior Director for Diversity at the PGA of America.

PGA of America Taps Former Def Jam Executive to Head Diversity Effort

Hampton alum oversaw development at United Way of New York

Haskins led A&R group at Island Def Jam

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Colin Kaepernick will seek to dismantle the Packers in a game that, it turns out, will be broadcast nationally after all.

Packers Sell Out Wild Card Game, Avoid Blackout

Feel free to put the NFC Wild Card game back on your schedule

Deadlines work

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Shani Davis is gearing up for the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

Olympic Speedskater Shani Davis on Sochi, Rocking Under Armour and the Obamas

With the Sochi Winter Games just weeks away, an email chat with the former Olympic Gold medalist

“Balancing business and performance has been a challenge like never before, but that’s a blessing.”

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Francois Battiste plays Yankees greats Reggie Jackson and Elston Howard in 'Bronx Bombers,' a Primary Stages production.

On Broadway, an Actor’s Depth Finds a Home In a Bronx Tale

Actor Francois Battiste portrays two historic Yankees figures in 'Bronx Bombers'

“As an actor you don’t always get to choose your work, Mr. Battiste said, adding…

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Jadeveon Clowney signs with Brett Favre's old agent, Bus Cook.

On to the Next One: Jadeveon Clowney Signs With Agent Bus Cook

Clowney won't join Roc Nation Sports after all

Just after announcing he was going to make himself eligible for the NFL Draft, Jadeveon…

By Darren Sands

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Menswear Brand Ikiré Jones Mixes High Fashion with African aesthetics

Menswear Brand Ikiré Jones Mixes High Fashion with African Aesthetics

Ikiré Jones is best described as "Brooklyn meets West Africa"

Wale Oyejide, one of Esquire Magazine’s “Best Dressed Real Men in America,” launches his high…

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Philadelphia Rapper Inspires Change Among Inner City Youth

Celebrating the recent release of his first album, "On The Other Side," the activist hopes to inspire youth to escape beyond the city limits to achieve their dreams

Have you listened to him before?

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Subscribe to Julibox and everything you need to make two tasty cocktails will be at your front doorstep each month.

Julibox Founder Courtne Jones Dishes on How to Drink at Home on New Year’s Eve

You don't have to be complicated to be good, our expert says

In short, Julibox is fantastic — and, by the way, a great way for guys…

By Darren Sands

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Startup Lessons from an NFL Coach

The Pete Carroll Rules: How to Apply NFL Leadership to a Startup

Pete Carroll of the Seattle Seahawks shares his leadership skills

Running a business and running an NFL team are very similar. Pete Carroll of the…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Sal Masekela joined NBC Sports in 2012 after a long stint at ESPN/ABC.

Sal Masekela Will Join NBC’s Coverage of the Sochi Olympics

Masekela to host 'The Olympic Zone'

According to NBC, Masekela spent 13 years at ESPN and ABC hosting the X Games.

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Snoop Lion Partners With League Of Young Voters

Rapper discusses ongoing efforts with No Guns Allowed campaign and solutions to end gun violence

Can Snoop help curb violence in urban communities?

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Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph was fined $25,000 for criticizing referees following a 100-92 loss to Houston.

Memphis Grizzlies’ Zach Randolph Fined $25,000 For Criticizing Refs

Comments came after frustrating eight-point loss

Zach Randolph is back in the news — for all the wrong reasons

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BlackEnterprise.com partner The Shadow League considers the weighty legacy of Kobe Bean Bryant.

TSL: The Incredible Life and Trying Basketball Times of Kobe Bryant

As Kobe heals from yet another injury, we lament the legacy of a true NBA legend

What is it about Kobe Bryant that has allowed him to will himself into this…

By The Shadow League

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‘Jazz In The Gardens’ Returns For Its 9th Year Featuring D.L. Hughley, Kelly Rowland and More

Attendees will get to indulge in three days of a jam-packed weekend with a star studded lineup and the Bad Boys of Comedy himself, D.L. Hughley as host

It’s back!

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Report: Houston Texans Have Interviewed Lovie Smith

Smith, 55, was fired after the Chicago Bears went 10-6

Reports say up to three teams are expected to call Smith about their head coaching…

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Patti Labelle to Headline 15th Annual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration

Over the course of fifteen years, Super Bowl Gospel Celebration has brought together amazing performances and special guests

If in New York City area, would you consider attending?

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Hot 97’s ‘Hip Hop Has Heart Foundation’ Hosts “Lift ‘Em Up” Night of Service

The night provided an outstanding feast and holiday market for 200 New Yorkers in need

During the meal, participants enjoyed performances by many different acts

By Kimberly Wilson

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Boxer Andre Ward on Floydmania, His Deal With Brand Jordan and Boxing Exit Strategy

In our exclusive interview with Andre Ward, the 29-year-old answers if he's OK with being No. 2 to Floyd Mayweather Jr

On doing television: “I feel confident knowing I can do the job not just from…

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Saturday Night Live to Hire a Black Female Comedian After a Seven Year Gap

NBC plans to add new member in January to diversify the cast

Who will join the ranks of SNL?

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Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star Kyrie Irving Irving won the Foot Locker Three-Point Contest earlier this year.

Long Partners, the NBA and Foot Locker Expand Marketing Deal

Retailer will continue as title sponsor of 3-point contest

The NBA reached a deal with Foot Locker that extends its status as an official…

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T.I. Celebrates Launch of Coffee Table Book ‘Book of Kings Vol. 1’

This coffee table book, shot exclusively by photographer Mark Atkinson, was designed to celebrate fashion, art, photography, music and lifestyle

Will you be picking this up?

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Golf Channel Gets New Logo, Extends Partnership with NBC

New branding is latest stage in media partnership

With the new multi-year partnership between the Golf Channel and NBC, a change was probably…

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When will Rajon Rondo be back for the Boston Celtics?

Does Rajon Rondo Have a Future as an NBA Coach?

All-star guard says coaching could very well be in his future

Is Rondo a future coach in the NBA? His teammates seem to think so

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Behind the Scene of TV One’s Unsung with Bushwick Bill

An inside look at the life of Bushwick Bill of the Geto Boys for TV One's Unsung

TV One’s Unsung delves into the life of artists who have been out of the…

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Serena Williams Appears in Beats by Dre Color Solo Commercial

Can you guess which color headphones she wears?

Williams is gearing up for the Australian Open

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Hello: Jon Jones is one of the biggest names in UFC.

Foe Alexander Gustafsson to Join Jon Jones on EA Sports UFC Cover

Game to launch next spring

Jon Jones finally has a partner on the cover of the new EA Sports game

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Cicely Tyson to be Honored at Women of Power Awards

Black Enterprise to present its highest recognition of women's achievement at the 2014 Women of Power Summit in Boca Raton, Fla

Black Enterprise will present the Legacy Awards, its highest recognition of women’s achievement, at the…

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Andrew McCutchen is the first Pirates player to win the MVP award since Barry Bonds in 1992.

Watch Andrew McCutchen Propose to His Girlfriend on National TV

Star proposes on 'Ellen'

It’s great to be Andrew McCutchen

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NESN Hires Atlanta Sports Personality Elle Duncan

Host and reporter to be based in Boston

She could join a shortlist of women who have arrived at the network and moved…

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Jordan Brand Unveils Jordan Melo 10

New shoe slated for Jan. 4 release

This go ’round, a clean classic look for Melo

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Josh Gordon, picked by the Browns in the 2012 Supplemental Draft has emerged as one of the league's top receivers.

Flash Forward: Browns WR Gordon Picks Marketing Agency

After overcoming off-field distractions, Gordon's brand primed to take leap

Josh Gordon and NCLUSIVE Sports is the duo

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Venus Williams, Shaq, and Other Star Athletes Scoring with Franchise Businesses

A new class of entrepreneurs like Venus Williams are taking advantage of opportunities in franchising

Grand Slam tennis pro and four-time Olympic gold medalist Venus Williams is looking to ace…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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When will Rajon Rondo be back for the Boston Celtics?

Watch Rajon Rondo on Fox Sports 1′s Crowd Goes Wild

Says he'll be back when he's '100 percent'

When will he return is on everyone’s mind

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Vince Young Settles Lawsuit With Former Agent, Advisor

Trial was set to begin

Vince Young is a free agent

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TSL Conspiracy Theorists: The Braves Aren’t Going Anywhere

They can't really be leaving ... can they?

Are the Braves really leaving Atlanta?

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Beats by Dre’s ‘Hear What You Want’ Campaign Features Colin Kaepernick

Endorsements continue for likable QB

The endorsements are still coming in for Colin Kaepernick

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Kanye Who? Drake Signs With Brand Jordan

Nike drops the drama and moves on with another rapper/shoe designer

With marketability of rappers, it’s a new day in the sneaker world

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5 Ways to Boost Your Mood in the Workplace

Holistic Nutritional and Green Living Expert, Coach P shares ways to stay upbeat while at work

Before you panic and make yourself more anxious or sad try these mood-enhancing solutions

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Nike Unveils ‘Kobe Prelude Pack,’ Kobe 9 Elite Shoe

Almost back from injury, Bryant releases new shoe

Introducing the new Kobe 9 Elite.

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Show You How to Do This: Jay Z’s Top 10 Moves in Sports Business

On his birthday, a not so serious take on Jay Z's approach to the business of sports

Happy Birthday, Hov

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Inside the Health and Fitness Regimen of President Barack Obama and The First Lady

The First Family's chef and personal trainer share tips on staying fit in this first installment of #DreamJobDreamBody

Here’s details on the health and fitness regimen of Barack and Michelle

By Deanna Jefferson

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Tap Into Your Inner Superhero

Author, Nutritionist and Strength Coach, Shawn Stevenson presents 5 steps to reaching your full potential

There are 5 unbreakable laws to discovering the potential inside of you

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Like It Never Left: Callaway’s New Big Bertha, Alpha Drivers [Photos]

Here's a new look at an old friend

Callaway’s Big Bertha is back

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Lil Jon Discovers His “Big 5” in South Africa

“What’s Your BIG 5?” is a new campaign aimed at re-defining the broad range of authentic and distinct experiences found only in South Africa

Have you ever been to South Africa?

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Fitness Tips for the Busy Professional

Celebrity Trainer Deanna Jefferson offers tips on fitting in fitness.

In the fast-paced life of business-savvy go-getters, health and fitness can often be put on…

By Deanna Jefferson

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Black Community Still Hardest Hit by the HIV/AIDS Pandemic

Looking back on World AIDS Day of Awareness

The black community is still struggling with rapid rates of HIV victims

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Lincoln Reveals Their 2015 MKC Vehicle

The 2015 Lincoln MKC presents a sleek, sculpted body that helps it stand out among peers

The all-new 2015 Lincoln MKC small premium utility vehicle is the second of four all-new…

By Kimberly Wilson

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As expected, Lester Holt will join NBC's coverage of the Sochi Winter Games.

NBC Sports Taps Lester Holt to Host Coverage of Sochi Winter Olympics

Nightly News weekend anchor joins Bob Costas, Al Michaels and Rebecca Lowe

An award-winning broadcast journalist who joined NBC News in 2000, Holt will host NBC’s weekday…

By Darren Sands

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Fan Posts Photo of Dwyane Wade’s Old Converse Sneakers, and he Responds

Says Wade: "Hold on to those"

Once upon a time, Wade was signed to Converse

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Philadelphia 76ers rookie guard Michael Carter-Williams.

Sixers’ Michael Carter-Williams Can’t Touch NBA Salary for Three Years

Rookie guard lives off endorsement deals

According to a new profile, Carter-Williams’ team is making sure he doesn’t spend all his…

By Darren Sands

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Texas A&M head football coach Kevin Sumlin.

Texas A&M and Kevin Sumlin Agree to Six-Year Deal

Sumlin led Texas A&M to 19-5 record over last two years

Deal will keep Sumlin in College Station through 2019

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Above? Nike's ode to Kevin Durant's home state of Maryland.

Photos: Nike Releases Kevin Durant VI Maryland Blue Crab

Because that's what Maryland does

Newest sneaker for KD an ode to his home state of Maryland

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What's fifty grand to Jason Kidd? Nothing to sneeze at.

Report: NBA Fines Jason Kidd $50,000 for Spillage on Court

League doesn't buy Kidd's story that cup slipped out of his hand

“Cup slipped out of my hand while I was getting Ty,” Kidd said. “Sweaty palms.”

By Darren Sands

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New-Look Detroit Pistons, Fox Sports Detroit Tap Rapper Big Sean for New Promo [Video]

Rapper featured in 'Together We Can' Commercial

The Pistons are expected to be much improved this season

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Spike Lee Changes Heart About Tyler Perry

What caused the change of heart?

A few years ago Spike Lee and Tyler Perry had a very public disagreement regarding…

By Sasha King

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Need Cocktail Recipes For Your Company’s Holiday Party?

Get in the spirit of the holidays with these festive recipes and stylish cocktails

Hosting a company party can be an exciting — but nerve-wracking — endeavor

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For the Heat in Cleveland, it’s Thanksgiving at the James Household

Heat will celebrate Thanksgiving at the home of LeBron James before heading to Toronto

The Heat are in Cleveland for Thanksgiving

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Reinsdorf, adidas React to Derrick Rose’s Season-Ending Injury

Star guard underwent successful surgery Monday

Jerry Reinsdorf, the Bulls owner, said he was “heartbroken”

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The Lakers posted a picture of the happy family to its official Twitter account.

Kobe Bryant Signs Two Year Extension With Lakers

Two-year extension said to be worth $48.5 million

Few saw signing of Bryant coming. For Lakers, it may be right move

By Darren Sands

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Kevin Garnett Featured in New Beats by Dre Commercial [VIDEO]

Line of studio headphones out just in time for the holidays

Kevin Garnett and Beats by Dre cancel out all of the noise

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Director Malcolm D. Lee Talks ‘The Best Man Holiday’

Malcolm D. Lee discusses the cast and differences between The Best Man and The Best Man Holiday

Many sequels tend to be a disappointment

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Stylish Winter Wardrobe Ideas for Men

Check out these stylish wardrobe suggestions for men

What are some essential in your wardrobe that keep you both fashionable and warm with…

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Will There be a “Coming To America” Sequel?

Would you go to the theaters to watch it?

Can you believe that it has been 25 years since Coming To America hit the…

By Sasha King

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Jalenland: For the Ultimate Doer, a Higher Purpose Calls Back Home

The most outspoken member of the Fab 5 is a one-man media conglomerate. It's because he's trying to put his city on his back --transforming one mind at a time

He wasn’t a Hall of Famer, but don’t count out Jalen Rose just yet

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Jay Z, Beyonce Attend NBA Game in Oklahoma City

Couple were guests of Roc Nation Sports athlete Kevin Durant

“That was crazy. I don’t even know how to describe that one right there ……

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Dwyane Wade Sells Sitcom Based on Single Fatherhood to Fox

Show will be based on his life as a single father

“Who’s going to play me? I haven’t figured that out yet, but I’m sure it’s…

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TheShadowLeague.com Launches Digital Radio Show ‘TSL Sports Talk’

Mark Gray to host “TSL Sports Talk,” Shadow League Radio’s first show

Shadow League Radio will debut “TSL Sports Talk,” the site’s first digital radio show hosted…

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Ciroc, Crown Royal Announces Partnership With NBA

Diageo brand "Bailey's" to serve as partner with WNBA

The NBA and spirits-maker Diageo announced a multi-year marketing partnership

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Cam Newton -- and ESPN -- scored a big victory Monday night: 15.78 million watch him take down the Patriots, 24-20.

With Patriots-Panthers, ESPN’s Monday Night Football Scores Big

Game does a whopping 15.78 rating

Monday night’s matchup pitted two Under Armour athletes against each other

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Justice Cunningham pictured at the NFL Combine earlier this year. He was recently promoted to the Colts roster.

‘Mr. Irrevelant’ 2013 Promoted to Colts Roster From Practice Squad

It may be time to find a new nickname for Justice Cunningham

The last pick in the 2013 NFL Draft just found a new home — on…

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NASCAR Appoints New Managing Director of Brand and Consumer Marketing

Kenny Mitchell brings leadership experience from companies including Gatorade/PepsiCo

Kenny Mitchell has been named managing director of brand and consumer marketing, NASCAR announced recently.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Radio Show ‘Café Mocha’ Partners with MadameNoire

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

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Women of Power: The Award-Winning Legacy of Charlayne Hunter-Gault

Esteemed journalist Charlayne Hunter–Gault will receive the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit Legacy Award…

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