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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…

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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.

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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

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Greg Gumbel: ‘NCAA Final Four Could Feel Different in New Role’

Turner Sports' Ernie Johnson is set to take the reins as lead host of the Final Four

For the better part of CBS Sports’ lucrative and award-winning rights to the NCAA mens…

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New t-shirts feature the likeness of Wizards guards John Wall and Bradley Beal.

To Dismay of Some, Wizards, Adidas Begin Selling ‘House of Guards’ T-Shirts

A new t-shirt is stirring up some controversy in the nation's capital

If you are a Washington Wizards fan, you’ve had plenty to cheer about this season.

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For Greg Anthony at the Final Four, Another Unforeseen Milestone

Greg Anthony will call the Final Four alongside Jim Nantz and Steve Kerr

It’s the latest move in a career full of unexpected twists and turns

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Shaq Says He Spends $1,000 on Apps

Could the Big Aristotle one day be called the Big Techie?

Check out Shaq’s really cool interview with the Wall St. Journal’s Evelyn Rusli and find…

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Singer Ledisi Talks Her New Album ‘The Truth’

New album "The Truth" features single "I Blame You."

Growth is a continual part of being a musician

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Quvenzhané Wallis and Jamie Foxx star in a reboot of the 1982 classic.

Watch the New Trailer For ‘ANNIE’ Starring Quvenzhané Wallis

'ANNIE' opens in theaters everywhere Christmas

Take a sneak peek!

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Rob Parker Is Returning to Sports Radio in Detroit

'Parker and the Man' show to return

Rob Parker now has a new home in WDFN 1130.

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Steve Francis Storms Court in Maryland Finale

"When you're a Terp, you're always a Terp," Francis says

“When you’re a Terp, you’re always a Terp.”

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NFL Running Back Retires at Age 26

"I feel like I've done it all," player writes on the Huffington Post

Rashard Mendenhall is retiring at 26.

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Watch a Promo Video for Canelo vs. Angulo on Showtime

Vegas is ready for tonight's big fight

Tonight’s fight is an excellent match up in styles.

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ESPN’s Nate Silver Site to Debut on March 17

Silver left the New York Times in 2013

Silver left the New York Times in 2013.

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Black Entrepreneurs Participate in NYC Vegetarian Food Festival

Entrepreneurs showcase their conscious living businesses

Last weekend the 4th annual NYC Vegetarian Food Festival was in full swing and BE…

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Female Co-Founder of Liberty Fairs Trade Show Dominating Menswear Industry

Sharifa Murdock is rising to the top of the fashion industry -- confidently and in stilettos

Sharifa Murdock is not only chic, but she’s also in charge. As an entrepreneur, menswear retail…

By Kimberly Wilson

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African American Tourism CEO Has New Vision For Promoting Los Angeles

Ernest Wooden finished his first year on the job by celebrating record tourism visitation to LA with more than 42 million visitors

Los Angeles is not only the city of angels but the city of dreams. The…

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Meet the Woman Behind the African American Film Festival Releasing Movement

The woman behind the AAFFRM

Jones took over in 2008

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In New Nike Commercial, Meet Kobe Bryant, Virtuoso

Introducing the Kobe 9 Elite

What do you think of the commercial?

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‘Master’ French Chefs Set to Take Las Vegas

59th General Assembly of French Master Chefs brings international flavor to Sin City

What happens at the 59th General Assembly of French Master Chefs this week is going…

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P&G and Dr. Ian Want You to Tuck In and Turn Off

The celebrity physician and consumer good company team up to help you get a good night’s sleep

When asked about the effect lack of sleep has on the workforce, the doctor points…

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Watch Allen Iverson In a New Reebok Commercial With Shaq

"We talking about pants?"

Allen Iverson can’t believe that we’re talking about pants

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Q&A: ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ Director Kenny Leon on Denzel, Tupac and the State of the American Dream

'A Raisin in the Sun' opens on April 3

The cultural relevance of the play’s central question — What happens to a dream deferred?…

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Floyd Mayweather Covers March Issue of Black Enterprise Magazine

World champion tops our look at the most influential African Americans in sports

Between takes during his season on Dancing with the Stars, Mayweather and Mayweather Promotions CEO…

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Michael Yormark Leaves the Florida Panthers for Roc Nation

Twin brother of Brett Yormark is president of Roc Nation Sports

Mr. Yormark helped bring more concerts and events to Sunrise Arena, home of the Florida…

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MLB Network's Harold Reynolds will join the MLB on Fox.

Harold Reynolds Joins Lead Broadcast Team on MLB on Fox

Newly minted Hall of Famer Frank Thomas joins L.A.-based pregame crew

Former Chicago White Sox first baseman Frank Thomas will join the network’s pregame studio broadcast…

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CIAA and the City of Charlotte Reach Long Term Deal

Conference office relocates to Hampton, Va

2020 vision: Charlotte and the CIAA agreed to a deal that will keep the tournament…

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The actor Brandon Dirden depicts Dr. Martin Luther King in the new Broadway play 'All the Way'.

Dr. King, the Politico: On a Grand Stage, an Awakened Truth

Brandon Dirden plays Dr. Martin Luther King, 'architect of peace', in Broadway's 'All the Way'

For Mr. Dirden, that audiences learn the significance of Dr. King’s political role in helping…

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A Day In The Life of MSNBC Star, Tamron Hall

See how network television personality Tamron Hall balances a hectic schedule

The life of a rising network star

By Sasha King

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Ambassador for National Musuem of Afro American History and Culture Talks Grand Opening

NMAAHC Ambassadors champion the museums cause

The National Museum of African American History and Culture is slated to open their doors…

By Sasha King

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Why There Are So few Blacks In Pro Hockey

Ex-goaltender, first black NHL announcer talks business, race and sports

An entrepreneur, Weekes, launched his lifestyle apparel company ‘I Have No 5 Hole’ in 2012…

By Alan Hughes

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Inside the Health and Fitness Regimen of BET’s 106 & Park, Free

In the second installment of the Dream Job, Dream Body Series, the radio personality shares her tips and challenges on staying fit while being busy

After BET, she has been a radio personality, speaking at colleges across the country and…

By Deanna Jefferson

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Dr.Ro Shares Nutrition Tips on BE’s #WorkWellnessWed Twitter Chat

America's Nutrition Coach dispenses advice on healthy topics from juicing to emotional eating.

[View the story "#WorkWellNessWed 2/5" on Storify]

By Suncear Scretchen

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Brand Will Wait for Full Story Before Decision on Ray Rice

NFL running back's squeaky-clean image could be tarnished

Could Ray Rice’s future be in jeopardy?

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Black Female Track Stars Make History At Winter Olympics Winning Silver And Bronze Medals

Lauryn Williams became first American woman to win at both Summer and Winter Games

Chicago native and former Illinois track star Aja Evans took bronze in the women’s two-person…

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Nike Basketball Debuts the ‘KD VI Home’

New shoe available Feb. 22

Just in time for the playoffs

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TaylorMade's new spot features (from L to R) golfers Sergio Garcia, Justin Rose, Dustin Johnson and Jason Day.

TaylorMade ‘Speed Police’ to Golfers: Get Rid of Your Old Clubs

For JetSpeed woods, a 'disruptive' approach by Zambezi rubs some consumers the wrong way

TaylorMade wants you to think twice about that years-old driver in your bag

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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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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.…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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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

By Carolyn M. Brown

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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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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…

By Alan Hughes

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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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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…

By Darren Sands

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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…

By Sasha King

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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…

By Sasha King

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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

By Suncear Scretchen

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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…

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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…

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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…

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

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…

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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

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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…

By Sasha King

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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's Elle Duncan

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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Quality Connections: How to Use Social Media to Advance Your Professional Brand

Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit panelist LC Johnson teaches women how to brand themselves…

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Legacy Award Honoree: How Charlayne Hunter-Gault Helped Desegregate Schools

Legacy Award recipient and journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault was one of the first blacks to desegregate…

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