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Washington Nationals Host Black Heritage Day Tonight, May 27th

Partners with the Greater Washington Urban League (GWUL) to celebrate the contributions of African Americans to the game of baseball

A portion of the proceeds from each ticket purchased online at nationals.com/GWUL will be donated…

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Wendell Scott, First African American in the NASCAR Hall of Fame

Wendell Scott: First African-American Inducted into NASCAR Hall of Fame

Scott was the first African-American driver to win a premier series race at NASCAR in 1963

He was the first African-American driver to secure a victory at NASCAR’s top level

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Mark Cuban Racist?

CEDitorial: Is Mark Cuban REALLY Racist?

Or is he just being honest?

Is Mark Cuban racist? In my opinion, it just makes him honest. He IS right,…

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Culsire Partners With Black Life Coaches

CulSire.com Partners With BlackLifeCoaches.net

The collaboration reflects the desire of two companies working towards the same common goal of motivating Black people.

This will help bring CulSire.com into a position where they can continue to expand comprehensive…

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Master P Clarifies His Reality Show

Master P Clears the Air Regarding His Reality Show

Responses to Wendy Williams comments about him and the show

Master P AKA Percy Miller clears the air on his reality show refuting media gossip…

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Angela Bassett to Direct Whitney Houston Biopic

Award-winning actress set to bring Houston's story to Lifetime

Lifetime network has tapped award-winning actress Angela Bassett as the director of new Whitney Houston…

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Total Eclipse of the Art: Why has Nigeria banned its “Biggest” Movie?

Nigeria's National Censor Board Refuses to let "Half of a Yellow Sun" play in Cinemas nationwide

“Half of a Yellow Sun”, the sweeping, epic love story about a central cast of…

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Quincy Jones: New MJ album release all a cash grab
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Quincy Jones: Michael Jackson’s ‘Xscape’ Release Just a Cash Grab

Jones also Suing Jackson Estate, Sony Music Entertainment for $10 million in royalties, production fees

Photo by Lonnie C.…

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Mark Cuban States He's Prejudiced

Mark Cuban: ‘I Know I’m Prejudiced’

Dallas Mavericks owner creates firestorm in an interview

Cuban, “None of us have pure thoughts; we all live in glass houses.”

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Forest Whitaker to Produce Scripted Drama on HBCU Hazing

Actor backs project that will bring controversial hazing topic to the big screen

Forest Whitaker teams with Reginald Hudlin to help produce a scripted drama that sheds light…

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Lupe Fiasco, Music Director for US Soccer

Lupe Fiasco Named Music Director for US Soccer

Rapper will handle in-game music programming during the Send-Off Series

United States Soccer Federation says Fiasco will make two appearances, in New York and Chicago

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Rufus McDowney, Film Dir., Jacquie Jones and Producer Garland McLaurin at Peabody Awards ceremony at New York City’s Waldorf-Astoria

’180 Days: A Year Inside An American High School” Wins Coveted Peabody Award

Teenager defies enormous odds, accepts award on behalf of filmmakers for PBS series about "failing" school

The National Black Programming Consortium documentary series 180 Days: A Year Inside an American High…

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Keke Wyatt stars in 'In God's Hands'

‘In God’s Hands’ Features R &B Divas’ Keke Wyatt

RLJ Entertainment to Release DVD July 15

In God’s Hands features Keke Wyatt, Tommy Ford, Omar Gooding and Cynthia Kaye McWilliams

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Ruby Dee Facts

The American Black Film Festival: 10 Facts About Ruby Dee

You think you know all there is to know about the legendary actress?

Ruby Dee was the second oldest Academy Award nominee in the Best Actress in…

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Former Players Sue NFL, Claim Painkillers Led to Addictions

Jim McMahon and J.D. Hill among former players filing suit against the league

The suit claims that NFL teams were well aware that they were violating drug laws.

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Charlotte changes name to Hornets

The Charlotte Bobcats Are Now The Charlotte Hornets

Team changes name and color scheme

The Hornets unveiled new logos and announced the return of the popular mascot, “Hugo the…

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Psyche Terry and husband, Vantoba, showcase Urban Intimates' designs

Shining Star: ‘Fortitude,’ ‘Magic’ of Macy’s Turned Plus Size Lingerie Maker into Retail Titan

Workshop at Macy's helps Urban Intimates beat all odds on long, arduous Journey to success

It is often said, “The Road to Success is never easy.”
Psyche Terry, Owner and Founder…

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Donald Sterling Agrees to Drop Lawsuit

Donald Sterling Faces June 3 Hearing to Determine His Fate As an NBA Owner

“Mr. Sterling’s actions and positions significantly undermine the NBA’s efforts to promote diversity and inclusion"

June 3rd will be the date The NBA owners decide Donald Sterling’s fate

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10 Facts about Jacob Latimore

African American Festival Performer: 10 Facts about Performer Jacob Latimore

Jacob Latimore does his own 10 Facts

Jacob Latimore is one of the featured performers of the African American Festival

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Denzel Washington Hosts Broadway Junior in NY

Denzel Washington Hosts ‘Broadway Junior’ Event in New York

The actor served as Host of the Shubert Foundation/MTI Broadway Junior Student Share celebration

Broadway Junior provides performance opportunities to children in New York City public schools who don’t…

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Celebrity Fitness Trainer Nicole Chaplin

Nicole Chaplin: From Marketing Celebrities to Training Them

Celebrity fitness professional: 'I am a motivator above all things'

Author and celebrity trainer discusses her career change from marketing professional to world of fitness.

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Facts about Spike Lee

The American Black Film Festival: 10 Facts About Spike Lee

The Number One NY Knick fan debuts his latest film at this year's ABFF

Did you know Spike Lee’s latest film was funded through Kickstarter.com?

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Return of the Mark: Mark Jackson Inks Multi-Year Deal to Return to ESPN

Ousted Golden State Warriors' Coach lands safely, reunites with old Network after losing job

Mark Jackson, Former Coach Golden State Warriors
If you watched game one of the 2014 NBA…

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Michael Sam Documentary is Now Postponed

Show is postponed after conversations with the St. Louis Rams

After discussing with Michael Sam’s NFL team, the St. Louis Rams, the network has decided…

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Once Upon a Time in Shaolin is a Wu-Tang Clan double album that will be available to only one buyer.

Wu-Tang Gets ‘$5M Offer’ for Single Copy of New Album

Fans take issue with groups plan to sell 31-track album to single buyer

Once Upon a Time in Shaolin is a Wu-Tang Clan double album that will be…

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African American Festival Performer: 10 Facts about Performer Deitrick Haddon

Today we feature a cast member from the reality series, Preachers of L.A.

Deitrick Haddon started preaching at the age of 11

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LA Clipper owner to sue the NBA

Donald Sterling Threatens to Sue NBA, Will Not Pay Fine

Owner claims that his "due process rights" were violated by the league's four-day investigation

Donald Sterling has stated he will not pay the $2.5 million fine levied against him…

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HBO Sports is producing a documentary on Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

HBO Sports Prepares Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Documentary

The film is scheduled to debut in early 2015

Basketball’s all-time leading scorer, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, will have his story told

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Michael Sam Has a TV show on the OWN network

Michael Sam Gets His OWN TV Show

'I am thankful to Oprah for her support and excited to work together.'

St. Louis Rams draft pick, Michael Sam, gets a show on the OWN network

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Beyond Nollywood: New Band of Africa’s “Hottest, Brightest Stars” Sparkle in NYC

Directors, Stars of Africa's hottest new Films descend on New York's Lincoln Center for 21st New York African Film Festival

Mahen Bonetti founder of NYAFF with new band of Africa's stars
After lighting it up at…

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The ABFF

Spike Lee, Tim Story and Will Packer to Screen Latest Films at The ABFF in NYC

Ready to debut Think Like A Man Too and Da Sweet Blood of Jesus

Think Like A Man Too and Da Sweet Blood of Jesus ready to debut at…

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Jay-Z Drops $20 Million Extortion Case

The rapper decides against pursuing legal action against former engineer who has master recordings since 2002

Jay-Z drops extortion case versus former engineer

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Roger Mason Jr. Backs of LeBron boycott comments

Roger Mason Jr. Backtracks About LeBron James Boycott Comment

Retracts earlier comment made to Jim Rome

NBA Players Association vice president, Roger Mason Jr. backtracks his statement on LeBron James boycotting…

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Jay Z, Beyonce and Drake each score 5 BET AWards nominations

Jay Z, Beyoncé, and Drake Get 5 Nods Each for BET Awards

Pharell and August Alsina are right behind them with 4 each

Drake, Jay-Z and Beyonce leads the BET Awards nominations with 5 each

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Jacksnville Jaguar draftee, Marqise Lee, may collect on insurance policy

Marqise Lee to Receive Insurance Payout Due to Low Draft Position

Loss of Value policy will pay off for the rookie

Loss of Value policy helps rookie player earn a high payout

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Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference: 10 Facts about Performing Act, Bell Biv DeVoe (BBD)

Do you know all you need to know about BBD?

Bell Biv DeVoe is a featured performer at the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference.

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5 Reasons the Bey and Jay Brand Is Untouchable

Despite leaked video footage, the music duo proves their brand will remain in tact

Despite controversy around leaked video footage, the brand of Jay Z and Beyonce will remain…

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NFL Draft draws record numbers for 2014

A Record 45.7 Million Watched the 2014 NFL Draft

The number of Tweets pertaining to the draft sets records as well

Records numbers were set for TV viewing and Tweets concerning the 2014 NFL Draft

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Magic Sets Record Straight on Sterling in CNN, TMZ Interviews

"Not once, even today, has he ever apologized to me or the other minorities he offended."

Magic Johnson responds to Donald Sterling's attack
In a telephone interview with TMZ and an interview…

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Shonda Rhimes Inks New 8-Figure Deal With ABC

Network makes Thursday night lineup Shonda night

Shonda Rhimes inks new deal with ABC worth eight figures that will include Scandal, Grey’s…

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Michale Sam's Jersey is number 2 among NFL rookies

Michael Sam’s Jersey Is #2 Among Drafted Rookies

St. Louis Rams players outsells the number one draft pick

Being selected as the number 249th draft pick, yet, selling so many jerseys that he…

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Assist King: Magic Johnson’s Countless Charitable Contributions

LA Clippers owner's notion that Magic Johnson 'doesn't do anything for black people' heavily flawed

LA Clippers owner’s declaration that Earvin “Magic” Johnson does nothing for black people is heavily…

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Universal Buys Another Will Packer Comedy

Bounce TV Co-Founder continues his movie magic after hits like Think Like A Man and Ride Along

Will Packer will produce another movie for Universal

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Donald Sterling Verbally Attacks Magic Johnson In New Interview

Sterling: Magic Johnson not a good role model for kids, he should be ashamed of himself

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Embattled LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling took some “malicious”…

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Larry Wilmore Replaces Stephen Colbert on Comedy Central

Larry Wilmore Will Replace Stephen Colbert on Comedy Central

Veteran writer will fill in after late-night host replaces Letterman

Black comedy writer to take over for Stephen Colbert later this year.

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Top 10 facts about Bill Duke

The American Black Film Festival: 10 Facts About Bill Duke

What do you really know about this talented filmmaker?

Bill Duke will be teaching a Master Class at The American Black Film Festival.

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Hollywood Boss Moves: One-on-One with ‘Neighbors’ Star Jerrod Carmichael

Actor talks winning career move to LA, Spike Lee and comic relief

Exclusive with The Shadow League: Actor Jerrod Carmichael talks Richard Pryor, Spike Lee, and quirky…

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Rams Pick Michael Sam, NFL Draft’s First Openly Gay Player

News overshadowed by negative tweets about Sam kissing his boyfriend

After bated breath during the NFL draft, Michael Sam was picked up by the St.…

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Dr. Dre loses $3 Million lawsuit versus Death Row Records

Dr. Dre Loses $3 Million in Failed Lawsuit

The record producer's claim against Death Row records gets thrown out

Judge rules against Dr. Dre in his $3 million lawsuit against Death Row Records

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Michael Sam, Visa Commercial

First Openly Gay NFL Athlete, Michael Sam, Stars In New Visa Commercial

Newly drafted defensive player signs endorsement before being drafted

Recent NFL draft pick Michael Sam is starring in a Visa commercial, his first endorsement…

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Top 2014 NFL Draft Picks

The NFL Draft kicked off this week. Check out the top 5 draft picks.

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MLB and the Houston Astros Announce the 2014 Civil Rights Game

The Houston Astros will play the Baltimore Orioles on Friday, May 30th

Houston & Baltimore Negro Leagues Uniforms to be Worn During the Civil Rights Game

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About The NFL Draft

The '10 Fact' series takes a turn towards the NFL Draft

The NFL Draft, which takes place in New York City, gives a long list of…

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Darrell Wallace Jr., Talks NASCAR, Advice to Parents and Life After Racing

Explains the impact that NASCAR Drive for Diversity had on his career

Darrell Wallace Jr., talks NASCAR Drive for Diversity, added pressure from his historical wins and…

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Epic Records President, Sylvia Rhone, receives presidential award

Sylvia Rhone Receives Music Biz Assoc Presidential Award

The Epic Records president is the first female to receive this industry honor

This is the first time the award, which has been given out to esteemed executives…

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Mekhi Phifer Files for Bankruptcy

The "Divergent" star supposedly owes $1.3 million in taxes

According to CBS, Mekhi Phifer has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

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International Olympic Committee awards NBC Olympic Games

IOC Awards Olympic Games To NBCUniversal Through 2032

The deal gives them the broadcast rights in the US starting in 2021

According to Sports Business News, The International Olympic Committee has awarded the broadcast rights in…

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African American Festival Performer: 10 Facts about Performers Mint Condition

This group from Saint Paul, Minnesota, will be performing at The African American Festival

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With the African American Festival (which will take place June 21-22 in Baltimore at…

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Dining African: 3 Restaurant Biz Success Stories Savor N.Y. African Restaurant Week

Successful restaurant owners give tips, discuss making it in rough business

The second New York African Restaurant Week wrapped up Sunday in the Big Apple.

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Eric LeGrand Will Give Commencement Speech at Rutgers

Former football player was offered the chance to speak, then it was rescinded, now, it's back on

“Eric holds a special place in the hearts of the Class of 2014 and the…

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Update: Bond No.9 Racism Charges Dropped

Owner: Claims so "blatantly false, insulting and personally damaging" I had to defend against them

We want to update you on a Daily News story we reported on, along…

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Rihanna signs with Roc Nation label

Rihanna Leaves Def Jam, Signs with Roc Nation

Singer leaves Def Jam

Music artist Rihanna has left Def Jam and signed with Roc Nation management and label.

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Workplace Wellness: Employers Offer Fun, Healthy Office Perks

To boost morale, companies provide employee incentives, from scuba diving to bikes

These top companies look out not only for their bottom line but offer unusual wellness…

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LA Mayor Garcetti expects a lengthy battle with Donald Sterling

Los Angeles Mayor Anticipates Lengthy Battle With Clippers Owner

Eric Garcetti expects Donald Sterling to put up a "long, protracted fight" to retain ownership of the team

According to Yahoo Sports, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling may drag out the legal…

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How “Money” was the First Round of the NBA playoffs? Nothing but Net.

How the NBA 2014 Playoffs First Round become must-see TV

How the NBA 2014 Playoffs First Round become must-see TV

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Actress Tia Mowry-Hardrict Sues Over Tweets

Actress says she was shortchanged for sponsored Twitter posts

“Sister, Sister” star Tia Mowry-Hardrict is suing for profits not seen for her social media…

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Buffalo Bills Could Have New Owners by July

Team officials are trying to keep the NFL team in New York

The Buffalo Bills should have new owners by mid-summer

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White House Correspondents Association Honors Shunned Pioneer Reporter

Tribute finally paid to ace black reporter barred by White House Press Corps

The White House Correspondents Association honored Harry McAlpin, the first black reporter to attend a…

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Floyd Mayweather to Make $32 Million Off Next Bout

Floyd Mayweather will earn another big check in the amount of $32 million for his…

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Update: Army to Review Controversial New Hair Policy that “targeted” Black Women

Army ordered to review controversial new hair grooming policy

Critics complain new Army grooming policy targets black women

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Donald Sterling Agrees to Drop Lawsuit

Will Los Angeles Clippers’ Next TV Deal Add $200 Million in Sterling’s Pocket?

The next TV contract for the NBA team may be very lucrative for the current owner

This TV deal will potentially add $200 million more to the pockets of Donald Sterling

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NAACP LA Chapter President Resigns Amid Donald Sterling Scandal

Organization faced scrutiny after plans to award Clippers owner

NAACP’s Los Angeles chapter faced scrutiny for plans to award Donald Sterling amidst racism scandal.…

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‘Basketball Wives LA’ Star Jackie Christie, A Jack Of All Trades [Exclusive]

'One reason that I started Jackie Christie Inc. was so that I could create jobs and help as many people as possible'

Jackie Christie may be the better half of former NBA star Doug Christie, but rest…

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The American Black Film Festival: 10 Facts about Morris Chestnut

The "10 Facts" series, regarding some of the participants from The American Film Festival starts with the 2014 Ambassador

You think you know all there is to know about Morris Chestnut?

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NFL’s Top 50 Players For Licensed Products

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson beats Denver Broncos' Peyton Manning as best-selling NFL player

Top NFL players for licensed product sales topped $1 billion

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Experiencing “Jazz” in Tobago

Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter John Legend headlined the annual music gathering, which also featured Earth, Wind and Fire, Brandy and Keyshia Cole

Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter John Legend headlined the annual music gathering, which also featured Earth, Wind…

By Kimberly Wilson

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Heisman Winner Jameis Winston Accused of Shoplifting Crab Legs

Heisman Winner Jameis Winston accused of shoplifting

While he is not under arrest he has been ordered to serve at least 20…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Oprah Adds Name to Shortlist of Potential Clippers Investors

Will she become the next minority female sports owner?

Oprah, Music Mogul David Geffen and Oracle founder Larry Ellison will reportedly join together in…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Mayweather Interested In Buying the LA Clippers

The boxer wants to get "a group of billionaires" together to bid for the franchise

Will the Los Angeles Clippers end up with Floyd Mayweather as an owner?

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Baltimore African American Festival Performer: 10 Facts about Performer Johnny Gill

The "10 Facts" series, regarding the performing acts at the Baltimore African American Festival, continues

Are you a Johnny Gill fan?

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The 25 Highest Paid NBA Players of All-Time

"While many of the all-time greats of the past 20 years are among the highest paid of all time, these years also led to some large contracts for some otherwise mediocre players."

I guess you never thought some of these players were on the list

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De’Von Christopher Johnson: Embracing Technology to Publish Print Magazines

'We as a people need and deserve to see ourselves in print'

In the age of the internet, most people feel that the best way to obtain…

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How to Save Money on Travel

Here are five tips for keeping more cash in your pocket

Do you travel a lot?

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Los Angeles Clippers Lose Major Sponsors Due to Sterling Fallout

Sprint, Mercedes-Benz and Kia are among the many sponsors bowing out on the NBA team

Who is next?

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Pat Riley’s “Three-Peat” Payday if LeBron & Co. Win Again

Pat Riley and Partners own trademark to phrase "Three-Peat, 3-Peat"

Did you know?

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Civil Rights Group Goes After Bravo For Atlanta ‘Real Housewives’ Nasty Brawl

Producers claim they didn’t see the fight coming

ColorofChange and other industry observers are wondering if the blowup wasn’t bound to happen given…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Magic Johnson to Buy Clippers Away From Donald Sterling?

The former NBA star has set his sights on purchasing the team from Donald Sterling

Johnson has been trying in earnest to become an owner of a NBA team and…

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Nas Provides Scholarships for Tech Students

Prolific rapper partners with the likes of Google and Microsoft to sponsor minorities who have an interest in technology

Prolific rapper Nas partners with the likes of Google and Microsoft to sponsor minorities who…

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Raheem Devaughn Launches The LoveLife Foundation

Singer known for socially conscious lyrics and commitment to a number of causes starts his own organization

Known for socially conscious lyrics and commitment to a number of causes, Raheem Devaughn starts…

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Tavis Smiley Gets a Hollywood Walk of Fame Star

Controversial personality will receive the 2,522nd star in the category of Television

Tavis Smiley received his Hollywood Walk of Fame Star on Thursday, April 14th The Hollywood…

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LeBron James Signs With William Morris Endeavor

The NBA basketball player looks to enhance his entertainment portfolio

LeBron James is stepping up his entertainment game by signing with powerhouse, William Morris Endeavor.…

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5 Healthy Habits to Increase Your Success

The more healthy you are, the more wealthy you can become

Healthy ways that entrepreneurs and professionals can increase their chances of success

By Jamila Payne

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World of Wade-Craft: How D-Wade Climbed China’s Great Wall

Wade's jaw-dropping crossover pays dividends in China

Two years ago Dwyane Wade abandoned ship from the Jordan/Nike Jumpman Brand

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Bernard Hopkins: Father Time’s Favorite Son?

As Bernard himself puts it, he's not out there fighting "cream puffs"

Hopkins began his professional boxing career in 1988

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Urban Business Roundtable Spotlight On Sports Agent Bill Strickland

More on the entrepreneurs, business strategies and economic news featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable: Veteran Sports Agent Bill Strickland; learning to be…

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Baltimore African American Festival: 10 Facts about Performer Chico DeBarge

We're sure there is at least one thing you didn't know

Continuing our fact filled articles regarding the performing acts at the Baltimore African American Festival…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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The Origins of The Baltimore African American Festival

A celebration of life, music and culture

This year, the festival’s theme is “Happy”

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Ways to Ease Anxiety at the Office

Easy habits to keep you from stressing over stress

Tips on how to keep stress at bay while keeping your cool

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Most Expensive NBA Playoff Team Rosters

The NBA is lucrative as far as salaries

Here are the salaries of the 8 playoff teams

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Ways to Stay Healthy at the Office – from AM to PM

Life coach and Author Stacia Pierce, offers tips on staying on top of the health game during the workday

Sitting at a desk for hours on end each week for an extended number of…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE

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NCAA Alters Rule on Student Meals, Now Unlimited

NCAA President, Mark Emmert says, 'I don't know how to describe it but dumb, rules about food"

It looks like the NCAA is coming to its senses

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How Floyd Mayweather Jr., Became Boxing’s “Money King”

Boxing’s undisputed champ headlines our list of the most influential in sports

An empire built with a team of 11

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Brandy Norwood Dishes The Dirt About Her Character On BET’s The Game

The hit black comedy drama enters its seventh season

Brandy joined the cast of The Game during the season five January 2012 premiere.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Prince Seals New Deal With Warner Bros That Will Release His Unheard Music

Artist to celebrate 30th anniversary of Purple Rain

Musical genius and pop star Prince has a signed a major deal…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Cool Jobs: Van Adams’ Mix of Sports, STEM and Business a Recipe for Success

Leader talks male-dominated industry and how to play to win

We have good news for you. You can have a cool career and make a…

By Mia N. Hall

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Dr. Ian Helps Us Battle the Bulge on Twitter Chat

Celebrity Physician, Dr. Ian Smith joins in on the #WorkWellnessWed conversation

Celebrity Physician, Dr. Ian Smith joins in on the #WorkWellnessWed conversation

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‘Soul Train’ is Making a Stop on Broadway

'Rock of Ages' creator buys rights to the syndicated music show

Soul Train will be moving onto Broadway in the near future as a theater production

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Kanye West, Common Plan on Raising Funds to Bring 20,000 Jobs to Chicago

The rappers' organizations, Common Ground and DONDA will spearhead the movement

Common and Kanye West, plan on using their names, influence and organizations to bring hope…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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NFL Team Offers Fans $100,000 if You Guess Their Full Schedule

Are you feeling lucky?

$100,000 is yours if you can correctly guess the entire 2014-2015 St. Louis Rams NFL…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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MLB Exec Wendy Lewis Talks Jackie Robinson Day, Supplier Diversity Summit

MLB's Supplier Diversity Summit this year coincides with Jackie Robinson Day

Wendy Lewis talks the business of baseball and diversity

By Darren Sands

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Damian Lillard Lands Reported $100 Million Sneaker Deal with Adidas

It's being reported to only be smaller than LeBron James' and Derrick Rose's sneaker deals

Will you buy Lillard Adidas sneakers?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Baltimore African American Festival: 10 Facts of Performer Brandy

Are you sure you know all about Brandy?

Will you be attending the festival?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Rapper Flo-Rida Clears $1.2 Million Tax Bill

The rapper no longer owes Uncle Sam

That’s a hefty amount to clear

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Arizona State Establishing Sports Law And Business Program

The new program is slated to start in the 2014-2015 academic year

Will other universities follow?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Former NFL Star Terrell Owens Owes the IRS $244,000

The former football player/reality TV star just recently paid a different tax lien last year

Is he broke?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Black Women in the Last 50 Years: How Far Have We Progressed?

Mixed reviews on progress made over past five decades

Black women make up the most dynamic segment of the Rising American Electorate

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Excerpt from Pharrell’s Upcoming Chat With Oprah About Fatherhood and Married Life

Grammy superstar speaks out on Ellen and Oprah Prime

In an all-new episode of “Oprah Prime” airing this Sunday, April 13 at 9 p.m.…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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‘Shaq Attacks’ Macy’s With New Suit Collection

Do you find suits in your size?

Former NBA player wants to launch his new line of men’s suits called “The Shaquille…

By Claudio E. Cabrera

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Boxer Timothy Bradley Talks Cementing His Legacy [Video Part 1]

Who do you think will win this April 12th?

Will there be controversy this time around or not?

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NBA Commissioner Said The NBA May Subsidize College Athletes

Adam Silver says he is willing to work with the NCAA to fund college athletes

Do you think this is a good idea?

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Funnyman Kevin Hart Takes His Business Seriously

Don't call him an overnight success

Comedic actor opens up about his fans, ex-wife and 18 years in the business

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Arkansas State Holds Auction to Coach Football Team for 1 Hour

Would you want to be a coach for an hour?

Bidding ends Monday afternoon

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Metta World Peace Refusing to Pay for Son’s Tuition?

Ex-Knick reportedly refusing to pay for his 13-year-old son's education

Jennifer Palma, states in her lawsuit that Metta World Peace verbally agreed last year to…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Was NFL Receiver Brandon Marshall Accepted to Harvard Business School?

Football player posts confirmation to his Instagram account

Did he or didn’t he?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Broadway Star, Lawrence Hamilton, Dead at 59

Actor starred in plays, 'Ragtime,' 'Jelly's Last Jam' and 'The Wiz'

Hamilton, who was both a singer and actor, starred in classics like ‘Ragtime,’ ‘Jelly’s Last…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Top Former UConn Players Now Playing in The NBA

Which one of these players is the best?

UConn won the NCAA Championship, so here are past UConn players who are NBA players

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Kanye West Announces a June Release For ‘Adidas Yeezys’

The latest sneaker is the first since West departed Nike

Nike just released the Red Octobers, unexpectedly, less than 2 months ago to much fanfare

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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NFL Invests in Teaching and Educating Athletes on Entrepreneurship

NFL program looks to create more business owners

In an effort to encourage entrepreneurship and teach sound business decision making to current and…

By Alan Hughes

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Planet Fitness May Get Sued By Woman with ‘Toned Body’

Former patron, Tiffany Austin, may sue gym for demanding she cover up

UC Berkeley law graduate, Tiffany Austin, says she was singled out because of her attire…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Major League Baseball Seeks Minority Suppliers at Business Summit

Yankees host diversity summit career and trade fair event in New York

Could you be one of these suppliers?

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Boondocks Creator Talks About Exit from Show

Will you miss McGruder's role on the show?

McGruder seemed to shed light on how he came to the decision

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Former NBA All-Star Continues Business Success, Launches Ad Agency

What's next for the successful athlete/entrepreneur?

His partner in the latest venture is Jonathan Sackett and the name of the company…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE

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Why Critics of Historic NCAA Union Labor Ruling Are Missing The Point

Unions have a vital role in the health and safety of athletes, Bill Spriggs writes

Do you agree with the idea of a college basketball union for student athletes?

By BLACK ENTERPRISE

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Kate Spade, Macy’s, and Other Brands Support NYC Fashion Start-Up Accelerator

New accelerator and mentoring program targets small fashion start-ups

The NYFT Lab is the result of a collaboration between the Partnership Fund for New…

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Kobe Bryant earned another title in NBA history by earning his 6000th game assist.

Kobe Bryant Starts Own Business, Invests In Sports Drink Company, BodyArmor

Lakers guard to follow in entrepreneurial footsteps of NBA great Magic Johnson

Have you ever drunk BodyArmor?

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Oprah Winfrey and Maria Shriver Discuss Living Paycheck To Paycheck

Town Hall taping airs Sunday, March 30 on OWN

Nearly half of all Americans live paycheck to paycheck. Oprah Winfrey and Maria Shriver address…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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No More Madea: Tyler Perry To Stop Filmmaking, Focus on OWN Projects

The Hollywood powerhouse will work on his four television series for now

Will you miss his films?

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Should the Washington Football Team change its name?

An Open Letter To Washington Redskins Owner Daniel Snyder

The Shadow League's Ricardo A. Hazell penned an open letter to Mr. Snyder Wednesday

Do you agree with Hazell or not?

By Darren Sands

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Remembering Tyus Edney’s Big Shot in 1995

In 1995, the little engine that could went 94-feet in 4.7 seconds to help storied UCLA end a two-decade title drought

In 1995, the little engine that could went 94-feet in 4.7 seconds to help storied…

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Top MMA Light Heavyweight Contender Emanuel Newton Talks Bellator 113

"Bellator's home for right now," Newton says

Newton says he has proper mindset entering fight

By Darren Sands

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‘A Tribe Called Quest’ Star Phife Dawg Dishes on NCAA Tournament

"I loved James Worthy, Al Wood, Bronx native Jimmy Black and the Brooklyn-born Sam Perkins"

Did you know he was this big of a basketball fan?

By Darren Sands

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Mama Glow Author and Entrepreneur, Latham Thomas Shares Secrets to Her Success

This Wellness Expert is all about spreading the Glow

Wellness entrepreneur, Latham Thomas defines the title of her book Mama Glow as a “certain…

By Suncear Scretchen

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Dr. Ian Challenges You to Get Healthier

The best-selling author believes there are no excuses to leading a healthier lifestyle

Dr. Ian sat down with BE for a quick chat on how folks can get…

By Suncear Scretchen

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

Harvard Basketball Coach Tommy Amaker Talks About His Humble Beginnings [Video]

Amaker sat down with The Shadow League for an exclusive interview

With a big win Thursday over Cincinnati in the NCAA Tournament, you’d be hard pressed…

By Darren Sands

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So Who Is North Carolina Central Coach Levelle Moton, Anyway?

Former N. Carolina Central player led alma mater to MEAC title, first-ever NCAA appearance

Levelle Moton could be on his way to a new job.

By Darren Sands

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How Charles Barkley Leveraged a Lucrative Endorsement to Help Poor Children

As pitchman, Barkley's taking care of home

CDW is an NCAA sponsor

By Darren Sands

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Watch Floyd Mayweather’s Maidana Press Conference From the MGM Grand

Mayweather vs. Mayweather

Check out the video press conference in which Floyd dishes on his next opponent, his…

By Darren Sands

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Avoid Burnout! 5 Tips to Keep Your Weekends Workfree

Regularly working 10- or 12-hour days is a recipe for burnout.

Everyone needs time to disconnect from the job, unwind and recharge their creative battery. Simple…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Russell Simmons Makes Meditation Simple in New Book ‘Success Through Stillness’ [Review]

Learn how meditation can change not only your career, but your entire life

My first introduction to meditation was through a class at my church when I was…

By Sasha King

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LeBron James Gets His Own Beverage With ‘Sprite 6 Mix’

Sprite 6 Mix will have multichannel advertising campaign

LeBron James is coming out with his own beverage, and it’s a remix on an…

By Darren Sands

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Legacy Award Recipient, Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Helped Desegregate Schools

When it comes to pioneering women of the Civil Rights Movement, journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault still…

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BE Launches New Women of Power Website

We can hardly wait for the Women of Power Summit in March, and judging by all…

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