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The Rebirth of Jazz in Harlem Remains in Question Vera Wang Discontinues $500 Fee to Try-on Bridal Dress Policy India.Arie Accused Of Lightening Skin, Denies it on Facebook Gabrielle Union’s Fashion Facts Bob Teague, Reporter Who Helped Integrate TV News, is Dead College Entrepreneurs Wanted for New Reality TV Series 12-Year-Old Actors Portray Music Icons on Broadway Judge Joe Brown Cancelled After 15 Seasons The VMAs Head to Brooklyn’s Barclay Center Jamie Foxx Goes Presidential in Official ‘White House Down’ Trailer Swizz Beatz: More Than Just A Music Artist Viola Davis and Daughter Take a Trip to the Aquarium NFL’s Israel Idonije Breaks Bread — and Ground — With Blessed Communion 4 Top Athletes with Winning Careers Outside the Game Oscar de la Renta Says Michelle Obama Does Not Influence Fashion Today Legendary Motown Songwriter and Producer Deke Richards, Dies New Lil Wayne Documentary to Air on BET Usher, Public Enemy to Perform at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony Robin Roberts to Receive Lifetime Leadership Award Why Will Smith Turned Down ‘Django Unchained’ History’s Most Loved TV Shows Turned Into Movies Dennis Rodman, ‘An American Original,’ Covers Newsweek Though Tragic, ‘Phil Spector’ Focus Brings Black Music History to Forefront ‘The Sapphires’ Were Inspired by the US Civil Rights Movement Dwayne Wade Teams Up With Author James Patterson to Help Kids Read The Changing Faces of Hip-Hop Legend Lil Kim Michael ‘Blue’ Williams Gun Buyback Program Accepted by NYPD Ebony Celebrates 50 Years of the Fashion Fair Huh?! Black Model on ‘The Face’ Says She’s ‘Not Black’ Big British Invite Takes New Yorkers Across the Pond ‘Olympus Has Fallen’ Director Antoine Fuqua Talks White House Thrillers and Hollywood Boss Moves Former Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Mom Janet Hubert Calls Wendy Williams a “Virus” Beyonce’s H&M Campaign Makes Its Debut Black Men Connect in Inspiring Dialogue Via Black Male Engagement Snoop Lion’s ‘No Guns Allowed’ Shows Change Cool Jobs: Talent CEO Chantelle Fraser a Global Star in Her Own Right In Year 3, Charles Barkley Is the NCAA Tournament’s Ubiquitous Face 5 Reasons We Do Not Need A ‘Good Times’ Movie Lululemon’s $20 Million See-Through Yoga Pants Problem Black College Athlete Graduation Rates Improve Grammy Award Winning Gospel Rapper Lecrae: “I’m as Much a Hip-Hop Artist as Jay-Z” Williams Sisters Documentary ‘Venus & Serena’ Plots Sisters’ Rise to the Top Former Miss USA Kenya Moore Preps New Hair Care Line Rihanna’s Tour Documentary Set to Premiere in May The Best Places to Watch the 2013 NCAA Tournament Online LL Cool J: “It’s Nice to be Responsible for the Love Side of Things” Halle Berry Launches Shoe Line ’5th Avenue’ Katherine Jackson Sues AEG Live for Billions Letting Workers “Powernap” Could Boost Performance and Creativity ‘Good Times’ Movie in the Works ‘Steve Harvey’ is the #1 New Syndicated Daytime Show With Women 25-54 Oprah Winfrey: Forbes Magazine’s Most Influential Celebrity Cicely Tyson Still Gets Nervous After all These Years? 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The Rebirth of Jazz in Harlem Remains in Question

Vintage Harlem making a comeback?

With Harlem’s new economy and upscale restaurants, it seems Jazz may be making a comeback…

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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Vera Wang Discontinues $500 Bridal Dress Try On Fee

Vera Wang Discontinues $500 Fee to Try-on Bridal Dress Policy

Fee was established to deter counterfeiters from copying designs

How one brand’s attempt at detering counterfeiters lead to a media backlash.

By C. Daniel Baker

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India.Arie Accused Of Lightening Skin, Denies it on Facebook

Her latest photo on her current single, 'Cocoa Butter,' has people thinking she has altered her skin

Sometimes it’s the ones you don’t expect?

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Gabrielle Union’s Fashion Facts

Trendy looks for the spring

Actress Gabrielle Union has made statements with a countless amount of pieces that are stylish,…

By Sasha King

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Bob Teague, Reporter Who Helped Integrate TV News, is Dead

Teague was a seasoned newspaper reporter before he moved into network news

A pioneering black TV newsman has died

By Makkada B. Selah

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College Entrepreneurs Wanted for New Reality TV Series

Show's format will be similar to NBC's "The Apprentice"

Facebook, Google, and Dell were all started in dorm rooms.

By C. Daniel Baker

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12-Year-Old Actors Portray Music Icons on Broadway

Raymond Luke Jr. and Jibreel Mawry play Motown icons in new Broadway musical.

Raymond Luke Jr. and Jibreel Mawry take on the roles of a young Michael Jackson,…

By Amber McKynzie

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Judge Joe Brown Cancelled After 15 Seasons

CBS pulls plug on popular court show after failed negotiations to cut Judge's salary.

Judge Joe Brown was the second highest court show in syndication.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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The VMAs Head to Brooklyn’s Barclay Center

Will Jay-Z perform at the first ever awards show in Brooklyn?

Will you be attending?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Jamie Foxx Goes Presidential in Official ‘White House Down’ Trailer

The talented actor continues his streak of blockbuster films this year

Will Jamie Foxx pull it off as a good black president?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Swizz Beatz: More Than Just A Music Artist

Expanding his brand on the canvas

Swizz Beatz creativity knows no bounds.

By Sasha King

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Viola Davis and Daughter Take a Trip to the Aquarium

Viola Davis took a day off from work to visit the aquarium with her daughter, Genesis.

‘The Help’ actress Viola Davis took her daughter for a trip down South to Atlanta’s…

By Amber McKynzie

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The NFL's Israel Idonije, the son of Christian missionaries, is founder of Blessed Communion.

NFL’s Israel Idonije Breaks Bread — and Ground — With Blessed Communion

With a few years left to play, a Monster of the Midway is drawing up plays in the boardroom

Israel Idonije combines a humanitarian’s heart with a smart business moves.

By Darren Sands

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4 Top Athletes with Winning Careers Outside the Game

Enterprising stars taking careers and brands to next level

These four enterprising professionals are expanding their brands into business deals that could be lucrative…

By Courtney Connley

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Oscar de la Renta Says Michelle Obama Does Not Influence Fashion Today

Fashion designer has less than flattering words for first lady.

Oscar de la Renta, who once criticized Obama’s wardrobe, says first lady’s fashion isn’t influential.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Legendary Motown Songwriter and Producer Deke Richards, Dies

Producer of Jackson 5's hit "ABC" dies at hospice.

Richards was suffering from a bout with cancer

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New Lil Wayne Documentary to Air on BET

The making of the New Orleans rapper's 'DEWeezy' commercial will air this weekend

Will you check it out?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Usher, Public Enemy to Perform at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony

This year's honorees include Donna Summer, Albert King and Quincy Jones

Jennifer Hudson and Christina Aguilera are among the many singers performing at the ceremony

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Robin Roberts to Receive Lifetime Leadership Award

The GMA anchor is being rewarded for her extraordinary grace and courage during her recent medical journey

Using “vision, resources and commitment” to further positive change, Robin Roberts is selected to win…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Will Smith takes on his music career.

Why Will Smith Turned Down ‘Django Unchained’

Smith says the role was not for him

Actor reveals why he passed on ‘Django Unchained’

By Makkada B. Selah

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History’s Most Loved TV Shows Turned Into Movies

Which one of these was your favorite TV show turned into a movie?

The Good Times movie is on deck, so here’s other TV shows turned into movies

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Dennis Rodman, ‘An American Original,’ Covers Newsweek

Can Rodman capitalize on his newfound marketability?

Rodman’s made a marketable move, however crazy

By Darren Sands

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Though Tragic, ‘Phil Spector’ Focus Brings Black Music History to Forefront

Beatles producer also had hand in black music heavyweights' success

HBO’s ‘Phil Spector’ film brings to the forefront details of a horrific murder, but also…

By Janell Hazelwood

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‘The Sapphires’ Were Inspired by the US Civil Rights Movement

This film shows the struggle that this girl group endured as they mimicked the movement born here in the States

Was the Australians’ group struggle as bad as the Blacks struggle in the civil rights…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Dwayne Wade Teams Up With Author James Patterson to Help Kids Read

Dwayne Wade and James Patterson inspire kids to read.

Dwayne Wade joins forces with best-selling author, James Patterson, to encourage kids to read more.

By Amber McKynzie

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The Changing Faces of Hip-Hop Legend Lil Kim

Do you like the new Lil Kim or the old Lil Kim?

Such drastic changes…

By Amber McKynzie

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Michael ‘Blue’ Williams Gun Buyback Program Accepted by NYPD

Music executive initiates unique program to encourage young men to give their weapons in exchange for opportunities

Let’s get the guns out of our community

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Ebony Celebrates 50 Years of the Fashion Fair

Fifty years of Fashion for Ebony.

What a celebration!

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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Huh?! Black Model on ‘The Face’ Says She’s ‘Not Black’

Naomi Campbell thinks her statement is a 'disgrace'

Supermodel hopeful Devyn Abdullah says she’s not black. What do you think?

By Makkada B. Selah

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(l-r) Karen Clarkson, vice president of North America for VisitBritain, Downton Abbey actor Dan Stevens, R&B singer Estelle and Simon Talling-Smith, executive vice president of the Americas at British Airways, pose at The Big British Invite opening reception on Thursday, March 21 (Image: Source)

Big British Invite Takes New Yorkers Across the Pond

British Airways and VisitBritain partner for two-day interactive pop-up event

British Airways and VisitBritain have teamed up to bring a slice of modern-day England, Scotland…

By Janel Martinez

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‘Olympus Has Fallen’ Director Antoine Fuqua Talks White House Thrillers and Hollywood Boss Moves

Filmmaker's latest action-packed movie hits theaters today

Opening in theaters today, March 22, we caught up with film director on White House…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Former Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Mom Janet Hubert Calls Wendy Williams a “Virus”

Aunt Viv goes in on the talk show host about the way she conducts her TV show

Do you agree?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Beyonce’s H&M Campaign Makes Its Debut

Mrs. Carter adds something else to her impressive resume

Do you like the recent business moves the star has made?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Black Men Connect in Inspiring Dialogue Via Black Male Engagement

Black men across the country are changing the conversation about African American men through Black Male Engagement.

African American men gather together online and in person to show the rise of successful…

By Amber McKynzie

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Snoop Lion’s ‘No Guns Allowed’ Shows Change

The rapper's name change also alters his mindset when it comes to recording music these days

What do you think of his anti-gun song?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Cool Jobs: Talent CEO Chantelle Fraser a Global Star in Her Own Right

Savvy global entrepreneur connects unique professionals with brands

London transplant Chantelle Fraser, CEO Flawless Entertainment and Promotions, has a keen eye for beauty…

By Tomika Anderson

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One of game's great players, the lovable Charles Barkley has done what seemed impossible three years: Become one of the faces of the NCAA Tournament.

In Year 3, Charles Barkley Is the NCAA Tournament’s Ubiquitous Face

In a conversation with BlackEnterprise.com, Barkley says he's enjoying his job as an analyst now more than ever

Sir Charles talks to BlackEnterprise.com.

By Darren Sands

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5 Reasons We Do Not Need A ‘Good Times’ Movie

'Damn, damn, damn'.... Hollywood wants to revive the '70s sitcom

Do you want to see it?

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Too-Thin Yoga Pants Could Cost Company Over $20 Million

Lululemon’s $20 Million See-Through Yoga Pants Problem

A recall on Lululemon's Yoga pants that are not only popular, they're also transparent.

Canadian athletic company Lululemon’s faces their first brand crisis with a recall of 17% of…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Black College Athlete Graduation Rates Improve

African-American college ballers are scoring in the classroom.

The University of Central Florida’s Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports conduct annual report.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Grammy Award Winning Gospel Rapper Lecrae: “I’m as Much a Hip-Hop Artist as Jay-Z”

Independent artist becomes the first rapper to win a Grammy in the Gospel category

Lecrae utilizes online marketing to help reach the masses without a major label

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Williams Sisters Documentary ‘Venus & Serena’ Plots Sisters’ Rise to the Top

The Williams sisters have dominated tennis for over a decade

‘Venus and Serena’ provides unprecedented access into the tennis superstars’ lives

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Former Miss USA Kenya Moore Preps New Hair Care Line

Kenya Moore says she doesn't wear a weave

Kenya Moore says she wants to help all women get hair like hers

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Rihanna’s Tour Documentary Set to Premiere in May

Top-charting singer will be seen while embarking on her tour to promote her last album, Unapolgetic, with select media and fans

Are you interested in a Rihanna documentary?

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The Best Places to Watch the 2013 NCAA Tournament Online

Catch the games live online

Top places to watch the 2013 NCAA Tournament online.

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LL Cool J: “It’s Nice to be Responsible for the Love Side of Things”

The multi-talented artist says he's most proud of introducing the love side of Hip-Hop

Should LL be credited with introducing Hip-Hop to the love song? He sure thinks he…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Halle Berry Launches Shoe Line ’5th Avenue’

Halle calls her shoes "reasonably-priced"

Halle Berry partners with German shoemaker for her ’5th Avenue’ line

By Makkada B. Selah

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Katherine Jackson Sues AEG Live for Billions

The matriarch of the Jackson family files lawsuit for $40 billion for Michael Jackson's wrongful death

Do you think AEG Live is responsible in any way for Michael’s death?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Letting Workers Powernap Could Boost Performance & Creativity

Letting Workers “Powernap” Could Boost Performance and Creativity

Studies show a 20 minute nap boosts performance.

Why a new startup wants to help your workers naps

By C. Daniel Baker

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‘Good Times’ Movie in the Works

Good Times was one of the most popular sitcoms of the 1970s

Will you go see the movie?

By Makkada B. Selah

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‘Steve Harvey’ is the #1 New Syndicated Daytime Show With Women 25-54

Multi-talented comedian is taking daytime talk by storm!

Watch out, Howard Stern! Steve Harvey is making his mark and staking claim to be…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Oprah Winfrey: Forbes Magazine’s Most Influential Celebrity

The media mogul does it once again while topping the list for 2 straight years

Oprah Winfrey tops Forbes magazine’s annual list of the “Most Influential Celebrities,” with an “influential…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Cicely Tyson Still Gets Nervous After all These Years?

Stage and film veteran still gets the jitters before a performance

Is it hard to believe a veteran of both stage and film like Cicely Tyson…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Omarosa Defends Return to The Apprentice

Omarosa talks emotional return to Donald Trump for 'All-Star Celebrity Apprentice'.

Omarosa Manigault returns to reality TV after the passing of her late fiance, Michael Clarke…

By Amber McKynzie

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Chaka Khan Featured on Billboard Magazine’s First Augmented Reality Cover

What better way to celebrate 2 milestones than to be featured in a tribute issue?

Chaka Khan celebrates 40 years in entertainment and her 60th birthday

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Another Tackle! After Retirement, Ray Lewis Nabs Gig on ESPN

Retired Ravens linebacker finds new position off the field.

Ray Lewis will be making appearances on several television and radio shows, ESPN announced.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Kelly Rowland’s Wardrobe Style Tips

Rowland just hosted BET's Rip The Runway, and girl did she rip it.

What do you think of her fashion choices?

By Sasha King

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Dr. Sampson Davis Discusses New Book ‘Living and Dying in Brick City”

The story of how one man went from surviving Newark's streets to teaching those in his community to survive by leading healthy lives

Sure, he’s a doctor and an award-winning author now but Davis’ childhood was riddled with…

By Tomika Anderson

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Author Tanji Dewberry Uses Oh Fiddlesticks to Help Children Cope With Unknown Emotions

Tanji Dewberry writes a children's book on how to cope with mental health.

Tanji Dewberry turns to writing to express her feelings, and help children deal with “negative”…

By Amber McKynzie

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Songwriters Hall of Fame will Honor Motown Founder, Berry Gordy

Famed Motown founder will receive the Pioneer Award at this year's ceremony

A living legend continues to be honored.

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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3 Budget-Friendly Domestic Spring Travel Destinations

If you save in the spring, you'll have more to work with for the busy summer travel season

These places are worth it if you’re on a budget.

By Darren Sands

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Top 5 ‘American Idol’ Women Set to Make History

One of these songstresses could break the all-male winning streak

As we celebrate Women’s History Month, let’s take a look at the groundbreaking ‘American Idol’…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Vanessa Simmons to Star in Her First Leading Movie Role

Run's oldest daughter steps outside her Pastry to take on romantic comedy

Starring movie role adds to the resume of the eldest daughter of Run of Run-DMC…

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Panelists talk fitness at "Food, Faith & Fitness: The Digital Holy Trinity” at SXSW (Image: Mike Street)

How Tech and Fitness Drives Innovative Choices Toward Health

SXSW panelists talk the ins and outs of digital health

Panelists Andia Winslow, founder of The Fit Cycle; Dionne Ross, wellness and fitness trainer; personal…

By Mary Pryor

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‘Harlem Shake’ Producer Being Sued

2 artists are suing Baauer and Mad Decent Records for sampling their voices without permission

Do you like the Harlem Shake song?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Spike Lee’s Film Accused of Fostering Homophobia

LGBT activist criticizes filmmaker's "School Daze" on Twitter.

Writer says Lee’s film based on Morehouse College did not reflect balanced view on homosexuality…

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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New Wu-Tang Clan Album Confirmed for 20th Anniversary

Cappadonna confirms, “The recording has begun, It’s all being done in the secret Wu-Tang bat chamber."

It will be their first album in 6 years.

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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BET’s Rip The Runway 2013: Models, Stars and More Hit the Catwalk

BET's Rip the Runway airs March 20, 2013. Here's a sneak peek.

In addition to daring, elegant and chic ensembles, Rip the Runway also offers performances from…

By Demetria Irwin

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5 Money-Saving Skincare Tips For Your Budget

Smart spending and planning can help your skin rebound, our expert says

Being smart about your skincare doesn’t mean you have to break the bank.

By Dr. Michelle Henry

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Marvin Gaye’s Ex Urges Jesse L. Martin to Back out of Biopic

Biopic focuses on down-and-out period in Marvin Gaye's life

Marvin Gaye’s ex-wife disapproves of upcoming biopic

By Makkada B. Selah

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Texas Mom Uses Stun Gun to Discipline 14-Year-Old Son

Kimra Hysaw uses stun gun to discipline her "handful" son.

Texas mom uses stun gun to punish her son for playing basketball without permission.

By Amber McKynzie

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Tina Turner Graces Vogue Germany Cover

Ageless wonder makes an appearance in the famed fashion magazine's 'Simply The Best' issue

Is she the oldest person to ever appear on the cover of Vogue?

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A 21-Year Look at Halle Berry’s Most Intriuging Roles

Black Enterprise looks back at some of Halle Berry's most intriguing film roles.

From Boomerang to B.A.P.S., Black Enterprise takes you down memory lane with some of Halle…

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Olympian Gabby Douglas Leaves Agent for Sports Behemoth, Creative Artists Agency

A lucrative deal could be on the horizon for gold medalist

Gabby Douglas is leaving her agent Sheryl Shade for CAA.

By Darren Sands

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Berry Gordy Says his Broadway Play is his “Last Major Endeavor”

Motown to star on Broadway.

Gordy’s illustrious career ends where it started

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New Digital Magazine Targets Black Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Women

Elixher is go-to resource for multidimensional representation of all things queer

Readers can download Elixher magazine on their mobile phones and tablets.

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Terrence Howard Backtracks on Revealing Oprah Winfrey Description

'Dead Man Down' actor changes his tune when describing Miss Winfrey

Howard showed a little class this time around

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Designer Vivienne Westwood Calls First Lady’s Style “Dreadful”

Westwood prefers Jackie O.

When will the Michelle critics halt?

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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Do you Agree? Terrence Howard Says Blacks Have ‘Crab Mentality’

Howard says if you don't have something nice to say don't say anything at all

Terrence Howard says blacks need to support each other more

By Makkada B. Selah

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Lil’ Kim Takes Lawyer to Court For $1 Million

Rapper sues for licensing and branding transactions

Rapper Lil Kim claims she was duped into signing a series of bad licensing deals

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Austin-Based Travel Startup Localeur Expands to Add Houston

Joah Spearman’s New Startup Localeur Launches in Time for SXSW

Crowdsourced travel review site aims to help Millennials explore SXSW

Joah Spearman’s new travel review site Localeur hopes to give travelers the real deal on…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Will And Jaden Smith’s Trailer for “After Earth” Released

The Smith's do it again.

Will you check out the father and son duo in action?

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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Jill Scott Lands New Role in CBS Pilot

Soul singer will have a role in the pilot show, Second Sight, slated to appear on CBS

Scott has a busy year ahead of her

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Tamar Braxton Makes Deal With L. A. Reid’s Epic Records

Singer is no longer on her husband's label

Tamar signs to Epic unexpectedly

By Makkada B. Selah

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Leona Lewis Creates “Cruelty Free” Makeup For The Body Shop

The X-Factor UK winner teams up to give customers a choice to get make-up that's not tested on animals

Check out the limited-edition makeup that is not animal-tested.

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold to Reunite on TV’s ‘Beverly Hills Cop’

Axel Foley and Billy Rosewood will make appearances in pilot TV episode of 'Beverly Hills Cop'

What do you think of reviving this show?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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‘Real Husbands of Hollywood’ Renewed by BET

Laughs will continue for Kevin Hart's 'reality' series

Do you like the show?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Here are the Richest Owners in All of Sports

Is your favorite team's owner on the list?

Owners make a whole lot of money.

By Marcelle English

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Venus Williams Showcases Her EleVen Clothing Line

Tennis player shows her latest spring and fall collection

Are you digging the line?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Nas to Play at Kennedy Center Hip-Hop Festival in 2014

Legendary rapper will be performing alongside the National Symphony Orchestra

Illmatic will be the soundtrack of the night

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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DMX Tells Iyanla Vanzant to ‘Shut the F Up’ on ‘Fix My Life’

Angered rapper lashes out at television host.

Vanzant tells DMX she isn’t intimidated by him.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Terrence Howard Regrets Iron Man Movie, Says it Destroyed his Career

Terrence Howard claims Iron Man franchise "killed" his career.

Don Cheadle replaced Howard

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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Nicki Minaj is Officially a Comic Book Character

The colorful artist is now in color!

Bluewater Comics partners with Nicki Minaj to create a comic book based on her life

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Sports Illustrated Says Barack Obama Is 44th Most Powerful Person in Sports

Obama speaks, and the sports world listens, SI says

Obama one of four African Americans on the list.

By Darren Sands

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Fasting at Work: Hard but Worth It

During Lent, check out these tips to help you stick to your fast

During Lent, take a look at a few tips to staying focused while fasting—even in…

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“Django Unchained” leads MTV Movie Awards nominees

The Jamie Foxx film has 7 nominations to lead the pack

Somewhere Spike Lee is shaking his head in disgust

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Sports Tops Social TV Spots, Data Shows

NBA games dominated both cable and broadcast programming

According to data provided by Trendrr, NBA games were the most-discussed programs this week.

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BOUNCE TV to Produce its First Original Reality Show

Grammy nominated group, foreverJONES, will be the network's first original non-scripted series

Will you tune in?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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WNBA Star Ivory Latta Mixes God & Goals in New Clothing Line

WNBA star hopes to inspire and empower using her clothing line

Ivory Latta launches a new clothing line meant to inspire wearers to greatness

By C. Daniel Baker

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UBR Spotlight: WNBA President Laurel J. Richie

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

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, just in time for Women’s History Month, UBR…

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Omar Hamilton’s OHPsalms Builds Lasting Travel Experiences for Clients

Where do you go after helping Oprah navigate through Barbados? Well, you go back to work in The Caribbean!

Music industry executive Omar Hamilton turns fun events into a legitimate business

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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New TV Show, “Gang Related” Adds RZA to Cast

Producer takes on another TV role in Fox's new drama

What a transition The Rza has made.

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Law & Order’s Jesse L. Martin Replacing Lenny Kravitz in Marvin Gaye Biopic

It's not clear why Lenny Kravitz backed out

Jesse Martin signs on to play singer Marvin Gaye

By Makkada B. Selah

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LL Cool J Says It’s Too Early to Talk About a Chris Dorner Film

LL Cool J tells TMZ it's "disrespectful" to talk about a Chris Dorner film so early.

Don’t they look a lot alike?

By Amber McKynzie

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Celebrating Women: One-on-One with NASCAR’s First Female Engineer of Color, Alba Colon

Team Chevrolet's Sprint Cup program manager talks beating the odds

Sprint Cup program manager for Team Chevrolet, Alba Colon talks early career motivator, paving her…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Run-DMC’s First Performance in Atlanta in Over 12 Years

The Atlanta Braves have the legendary Hip-Hop group performing in their 2013 Summer Concert Series

If you live in ATL, will you be attending?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Singer Morrissey Disses Beyonce Over Animal Material on Handbags

Bey gets slammed for skin in wardrobe.

What do you think of the animal fur or print?

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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Kevin Hart Plays Quevanzhane Wallis as The Pope for SNL Spoof

Kevin Hart plays the first female, child, and black pope.

What did you think of his SNL appearance?

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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Nicki Minaj Simmers her Look Down and Launches New Clothing Line

The First Lady of YMCMB feeling "sexy."

YMCMB first lady Nicki Minaj launches “The Nicki Minaj Collection” for Kmart.

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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Fashion Vet Weighs In On Blackface Editorial

Bethann Hardison sees editorial as a call to action.

When will blackface end?

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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The Queen Latifah Show Returns To Daytime TV

The Queen is back with a revamped daytime talk show

According to Sony Pictures TV, the show will debut on CBS on September 16th at…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Kendrick Lamar Asks for Darker-Skinned Female Lead for Video

Lamar says the industry needs "more balance" in terms of skin tones

Rapper Kendrick Lamar fights colorism in the music industry

By Makkada B. Selah

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Taraji P. Henson Spreads Her Wings In New PETA Ad

The Person of Interest actress poses again with her dog, Uncle Willy

What is your opinion of PETA?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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The Roots’ QuestLove Will Release A Book in June

The title of author is being added to the drummer's resume

Will you buy the book?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Former Temptations Singer Richard Street Dies at Age 70

After a short illness, famed Motown singer is dead

Did you grow up loving the Temptations?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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President Obama Takes Photo W/ Rosa Parks Relative

President Obama plays with one of Rosa Parks' youngest living relatives after dedication ceremony.

President Obama spoke at Rosa Parks statue unveiling

By Amber McKynzie

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PETA Chides Beyoncé and Jay-Z Over Animal Skin Sneakers

Jay-Z and Beyonce recently ordered haute couture animal skin kicks

PETA protests the Carters’ copious use of animal skin

By Makkada B. Selah

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Chicago Teacher Wins Jeopardy’s Tournament of Champions

Chicago teacher takes home $250,000 in Jeopardy's Tournament of Champions.

Chicago history teacher, Colby Burnett, takes home the grand prize after winning Jeopardy’s Tournament of…

By Amber McKynzie

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Zoe Saldana Responds to Nina Simone Row

Zoe says she's doing it for 'her people'

Zoe speaks out about playing Nina Simone

By Makkada B. Selah

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Eating clean may mean you have to stay away from soul food.

Tips for Eating Clean on a Budget

Buying healthy can be costly, use these tips to curb the expense

Eating clean can pay off large dividends in the long run.

By Ashley R. Harris

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This year's CIAA Basketball Championships featured a new logo and new slogan.

Q&A: Commissioner Jacqui Carpenter: CIAA Isn’t Just a Big Party [Part 1]

The CIAA is trying to get back to its roots: Excellence in athletics.

Will crowds ever return to the arena to, you know, watch the basketball?

By Darren Sands

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Iranian Press Alters Michelle Obama’s Oscars’ Gown to Look More Conservative

Iran's media alters images of First Lady Michelle Obama's Oscars' gown.

Iranian press changes images of Michelle Obama because her shimmery gown was “too revealing” for…

By Amber McKynzie

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Supreme Court Nays James Brown’s Estate Settlement

The Godfather of Soul's estate to stay divided as is.

Attorney General Henry McMaster dealt a settlement that split Brown’s estate for charity, his widow,…

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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‘Downton Abbey’ Set to Have a Black Character

Rumors are that the show has put out a casting for a black actor

If you aren’t watching this show now, will you watch if a black character is…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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The Black Role in Motorcycle Culture is Celebrated

Harley-Davidson recognizes contributions by blacks on their 110th anniversary

Did you know that blacks had a role in the motorcycle culture?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Yes, We Do That: A Black Woman’s Amazing NASCAR Escapade

My journey squashing stereotypes and reacquainting with a childhood fascination

Someone said “Black people don’t do NASCAR.” Well, we did that, and it was amazingly…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Black Enterprise's Janell Hazelwood and Kimberly Wilson visited Daytona Beach, Fla., Feb. 23 for the Daytona 500 race, to explore the business and diversity of NASCAR. Here, they are pictured with pit crew professionals, several of which were products of the 'Drive for Diversity' program. (Images: Kimberly Wilson/BlackEnterprise.com)

Experience NASCAR through Black Enterprise Live

The Black Enterprise team went down to the Daytona 500 to explore the business of NASCAR and their "Drive for Diversity"

The Black Enterprise team went down to the Daytona 500 to explore the business of…

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D.L Hughley Will be “Dancing With the Stars” this Spring

Outspoken comedian among the latest cast of stars for the TV show

Jacoby Jones and Victor Ortiz will also join the cast

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins: Singer, Director, Survivor and “Champion”

While she looks to revive her entertainment career, T-Boz continues to give back to those with leukemia and sickle cell anemia

Her reality show just ended but Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins has got so much else going…

By Tomika Anderson

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The Donald Calls ‘Django Unchained’ the Most Racist Movie He’s Ever Seen

Trump says Tarantino's flick is a 'disgrace'

Donald Trump goes off on Tarantino’s ‘Django Unchained’

By Makkada B. Selah

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Denzel Washington: “I Don’t Want Movie-Star Friends”

Is it wrong for Denzel to be comfortable with his friends, even if they aren't actors?

Should Denzel be friends with other movie star actors?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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The Onion Apologizes to Quvenzhané Wallis

After offensive tweet is removed from Twitter, publication issues a formal apology to the young actress

What did you think of this apology?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Starter Apparel Company Makes a Comeback With an Assist From NBA

Starter, NBA team up to bring back the vintage look

Starter jackets were an institution — and now they’re making a comeback.

By Mia N. Hall

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Cookie Johnson Shares First Reactions to Magic’s HIV Status

Cookie Johnson shares initial reaction to husband's positive HIV status.

Magic Johnson’s wife shares her reaction to learning of his HIV status during a New…

By Amber McKynzie

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Fantasia Upset Over her JET Cover, Wants Apology

Season 3 American Idol winner annoyed that the magazine used an old photo of her

Does she have a beef?

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Comedian Lisa Lampanelli Defends Her Use of the N-Word on Twitter

Lisa Lampanelli receives extreme backlash for N-word comment on Twitter.

Lisa Lampanelli defends her use of the N-word on Twitter after receiving huge backlash for…

By Amber McKynzie

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New York’s Harlem Neighborhood Speaks Out Against Harlem Shake Videos

Harlem neighborhood says "Harlem Shake" videos are "disrespectful."

Filmmaker Chris McGuire takes to the streets of Harlem to see what residents have to…

By Amber McKynzie

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5-Boro NYC Tour Features Beacons of Black Culture

A cultural journey is taking place in New York City for this Black History Month

Have you been on this tour?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Michael Jackson ONE: Cirque du Soleil’s New Las Vegas Show

Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on the Strip will be the place to be this summer

Will you check out this show?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Kenji Summers: Inspiring a Generation of Youth to Explore the World

Do you have a passport? Where have you traveled?

Less than 40 percent of Americans have a passport

By Demetria Irwin

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Naomi Campbell: From Ripping the Runway to Producing TV Shows

Legendary Supermodel Naomi Campbell has gone from running the catwalk to producing TV shows like "The Face"

Have you seen the show?

By Darralynn Hutson

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Anthony Anderson Says He’s Willing to Play Chris Dorner in Film

Anthony Anderson says he's up for the role of Chris Dorner if a film is ever made.

After a tragic killing spree by the now-late Chris Dorner, Anthony Anderson says he’s up…

By Amber McKynzie

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Emmett Till’s Family Pens Open Letter to Lil’ Wayne

Wayne was blasted in the letter for being insensitive

Lil Wayne’s offensive lyrics in the song “Karate Chop” sparked outrage

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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“A Different World” Actor, Lou Myers Dies At 76

He played Mr. Vernon Gaines on The Cosby Show spinoff

Were you a big fan of him?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Prince Jackson Lands On-Air Gig With “Entertainment Tonight”

Michael Jackson's oldest son is now a TV correspondent.

The 16-year-old says he wants to be a producer and actor.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Rihanna to Debut Makeup Line, “Riri Hearts,” with MAC Cosmetics

Line to make its premiere in May

The makeup line called the RiRi (Hearts) collection centers around a red lipstick called RiRi…

By Sasha King

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TLC Dumps “Starter Wives” After Poor Ratings

Decision viewed as sudden

It hasn’t even finished its first season and its gone already

By Sasha King

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Antoine Walker wants to help other athletes avoid a similar fate.

Former NBA Star Antoine Walker, Who Lost Millions, Helps Others Avoid Fate

Former NBA All-Star is giving financial advice

Antoine Walker has had his share of financial struggles, but it’s not stopping him from…

By Darren Sands

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Rising Stars: 5 Top NBA Newbies Changing the Game

From college to the pro-league, these rookies show promise and power

These league rookies show promise and push the limits in the NBA.

By Courtney Connley

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Justin and Jay-Z to Headline 2013 Wireless Festival

London to see Hova and JT's suit and tie this July.

Get ready Britain!

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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Watch Sonia Alleyne’s Interview with Venus Williams at This Year’s Women of Power Summit [Video]

Venus Williams was one of the featured speakers at this year’s Women of Power Summit.

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Women of Power: Pushing Past Fear To Make Your Next Career Move

At the Black Enterprise Women of Power summit, attendees learn how to push past fears…

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