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Jennifer Hudson Returns to American Idol to Judge

Producers are trying to recruit former contestants to judge in attempt to revamp the show

Who should be the other 2 American Idol former contestants to bring back as judges?

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Tyrese Hosts VIP Fast & Furious 6 Screening in L.A.

Tyrese took over Regal Cinemas L.A. Live to host a private 'Fast & Furious 6' screening, and gave up the goods on his upcoming role.

Tyrese let the cat out the bag Wednesday Night when announcing he’ll be returning for…

By Amber McKynzie

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Russell Simmons Returns to HBO

Founder of Def Comedy Jam will create and develop projects for the network

Can Russell be successful again at HBO?

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The Market for Jackie Robinson Memorabilia Soars

A Jackie Robinson glove valued at a million dollars to be auctioned soon

Sales of Jackie Robinson merchandise jumps 1000 percent

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Jackie Robinson’s Son, David Robinson, Blazes Own Path in Coffee Growing Field

Robinson's son owns a Tanzanian coffee growing company called Sweet Unity Farms

David Robinson feels blacks need to be self sufficient

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With Beyoncé at the forefront, the Knowles family has found their way to the top of entertainment’s food chain. As the pop diva has found herself traveling around the world to perform sell-out shows, her father, Matthew Knowles, was helping make all that happen as her manager until 2011. While those two were on the the road, Bey’s mother, Tina, didn’t just sit home alone, she got to the drawing board and designed clothing for her House of Dereon and Miss Tina by Tina Knowles fashion lines. And you can’t forget about Solange! From the bigscreen to the runway, the girl who used to be known as Beyoncé’s little sister is now turning out parties in the U.S. and across the pond as she rocks the 1s and 2s and looked up to as a fashion know-all.


So if you ever thought a family business couldn’t exist, take a note or two from the Knowles’ clan. Now that’s love on top!

Family Business: Beyoncé & the Knowles’ Clan

From music to movies, the Knowles family has unarguably taken over the entertainment business.

Over the years, the Knowles’ have usurped the movie industry, the fashion world and of…

By Amber McKynzie

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Manchester City and Yankees Partner to Bring New MLS Team to NYC

Do you think a soccer team can survive in New York City?

Manchester City and the New York Yankees have established a partnership to create a new…

By Michael Smith

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Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Lisa Wu Launches Lipstick Line

"Chameleon by Lisa Wu is cruelty-free and safe for the environment."

Lisa Wu burst on the scene starring in the first three seasons of BRAVO’s Real…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Geno Smith on Wednesday was named the starting quarterback of the New York Jets.

Geno Smith Joins Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports Agency

New York Jets rookie quarterback is the latest signing

Will Jay-Z become an important player in the sports world after signing Geno Smith?

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Harold Bryant, one of CBS' highest ranking executives, oversees all production for CBS Sports.

For CBS Sports Executive Harold Bryant, a Year and Performance for the Ages

At the top of his game, a veteran is tested, again, again and again

Harold Bryant is one of the main faces behind the scenes powering CBS Sports

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Kelly Rowland Joins X-Factor as Judge

The new X Factor season begins in September

Kelly Rowland joins cast of Simon Cowell’s X-Factor

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Plaxico Burress Unveils New Luxury Sock Line

“The day I decided to start my sock line, I said ‘One day, I’m going to be on the cover of Black Enterprise,” said Burress with a wide grin.

Would you purchase a pair of socks if they are well designed, at a higher…

By Demetria Irwin

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NBA Ready to Enter Media Rights Deal Discussion

Which station do you like watching NBA on the most?

The NBA has numerous deals with T.V networks which gives us as fans the opportunity…

By Michael Smith

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Wayne Brady to Host Apollo Theater Spring Gala Honoring Chaka Khan

Chaka Khan will be inducted into the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame

Chaka Khan is being honored at the gala hosted by Wayne Brady

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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ESPN to Lay Off Hundreds of Employees

Most ESPN employees work in Bristol, Connecticut

ESPN says they are trying to “manage costs.”

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Kevin Durant Makes $1M Pledge to Oklahoma City Disaster

Durant hopes others will pledge with him

Kevin Durant leads the way in donations to the Red Cross for Oklahoma City

By Makkada B. Selah

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Why You Should Go See ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’

Reboot of original movie will hold your attention throughout the film

Are you a Trekkie? Well, if so, you should go see this film

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Skylar Diggins Receives a Mercedes Benz From Jay-Z

Basketball player is rewarded for graduating from college

WNBA player gets a gift from Roc Nation owner Jay-Z

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Pharrell Williams Joins Rihanna’s ‘Styled To Rock’ Reality Show

The producing fashionista is heading to mentor on RiRi's fashion show

Will you be watching the show?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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P.Diddy Spoofs “Downton Abbey” with “Downtown Diddy”

Diddy becomes the first black character on the PBS drama

Would Diddy do a good job as a cast member of Downton Abbey?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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‘Gatsby’ Director Champions Film’s Black-Led Score

Jay-Z produced score, soundtrack makes up for film's lack of black speaking roles

Jay-Z recruits Beyonce, Andre 3000, will.i.am, and Q-Tip for the prominent featuring in film and…

By Aaron Morrison

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Zoe Saldana is Uncomfortable Talking About Race

'I can’t wait to be in a world where people are sized by their soul'

Will you see her in the latest Star Trek film? Do you agree with her…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Designer Stirs Controversy With Racist Photo Shoot Called ‘Be My Slave’

Designer has denied there were any racist undertones to the photos

A dark-skinned boy plays a “slave” in new fashion ads

By Makkada B. Selah

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. Top Earning Athlete in 2013

Lebron James is number 2

Sports Illustrated says Mayweather is the biggest earner in all of sports

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Convenience Determines Best and Worst Cities For Summer Travel

Is Denver on your summer list of places to visit? Apparently, it should be

Convenience is the name of the game when it comes to summer travel.

By Darren Sands

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Mike Tyson is Getting Animated On Adult Swim

The former heavyweight champ will have his own cartoon called Mike Tyson Mysteries

Will you tune in?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Tiger Woods shared the cover for Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 with the late European legend Seve Ballesteros, and top-rated player Rory McIlroy.

As He Soars, Sales of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 Steady

With three majors to go this season, many believe Tiger will win his first since 2008

The game has sold approximately 90,000 copies in North America, and 170,000 worldwide for the…

By Darren Sands

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Is Cee Lo Green Negotiating a Return to ‘The Voice’?

Christina Aguilera has reportedly signed on already

The ‘Forget You’ singer looks to be back on the singing competition show this upcoming…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Ex-NFLer Titus Young Arrested for Third Time in a Week

The Lions drafted Young in 2011, but released him in February after a drop in productivity and disputes with teammates

Titus Young has apparently turned to a life of crime post-NFL

By Makkada B. Selah

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How to Stay Within Your Budget During Travel Season

Follow these tips and stay on track with your finances

Taking the time to plan ahead for your summer travel can save you serious cash.

By Jennifer Streaks

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Tiger Woods Wins a Tense Players Championship

Golf icon throws a bit of shade in his opponent's direction

Opponent Sergio Garcia complained to the media about golf icon’s conduct on the course.

By Aaron Morrison

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Close to 200 Countries Deep, Nomadness Travel Tribe Isn’t Stopping Anytime Soon

Traveling group has no intention of stopping.

At this point there are literally only a handful of places in the world that,…

By Tomika Anderson

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The self-proclaimed G.O.A.T. (Greatest of All Time), Muhammad Ali, the former Cassius Clay, has his life featured in this dramatic film about one of the best heavyweight fighters to box. Hip-Hop's (Well, Hollywood's now) golden boy, Will Smith (The Fresh Prince), portrays the always quotable Ali in this movie that follows the life and times between his most controversial years (1964-1974). The cast included Jamie Foxx, Jon Voight, Mario Van Peebles, Ron Silver, Jeffrey Wright, Mykelti Williamson, Jada Pinkett Smith, Nona Gaye, Michael Michele and Joe Morton.

Top 5 Sports Movies of All-Time Featuring Black Film Stars

Here are top 5 of the greatest sports movies of all-time featuring some of your favorite black actors.

Which one of these is your favorite?

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Mother’s Day: 10 Products for Mom’s On-The-Go

No matter which way you decide to lean, these products will keep you and your little one on the straight and narrow.

Being a working mother is not easy. So Whether you’ve decided to “Lean In” as…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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CBS Passes on ‘Beverly Hills Cop’

Sony Pictures may look to pitch the show to other outlets

If the show makes it to TV, will you tune in?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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NeNe Leakes’ Sitcom ‘The New Normal’ Cancelled

Nene played a character named 'Rocky Rhoades'

‘The New Normal’ featuring NeNe Leakes cancelled

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Cee-Lo Green Lands Reality Show on TBS

Goodie Mob will make appearances in the series

Cee-lo to star in reality series on TBS

By Makkada B. Selah

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Top 5 Movies Where Will Smith Plays the Hero

Which of these is your favorite Big Willie flick?

Will Smith is always in position to help others in danger, here are 5 examples…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Carmelo Anthony Launching Luxury Watch Magazine

Fans can already get a taste of his taste in watches on Instagram

NBA’s leading scorer wades into the publishing world with wrist fashion outlet

By Aaron Morrison

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Is ‘American Idol’ Getting Rid of All 4 Judges?

Rumored makeover includes getting rid of overpaid celebrity judges

Will a new judging panel lure you back to the show?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Golden State Warriors Poised to Open New Waterfront Arena

They recently released the latest images of the planned arena, and their plans look stunning.

What do you think of the potential new home?

By Michael Smith

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Rev Run and Family Return to Television

The Simmons' are getting a home improvement show

Will you tune in to a home improvement show for the Simmons family?

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Mario Williams Suing Former Fiancé over $800,000 Engagement Ring

Ex-fiance refuses to give it back after calling it off

Should his ex-fiance Erin Marzouki give him back the ring?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Ryan Leslie performed songs from his new album at Tequila Don Julio's Cinco de Mayo party in New York City on May 2.

Ryan Leslie on ‘Black Mozart’ Project, New Perspectives — and a New Business Model

After a controversial 2012 in court and in the news, Ryan Leslie tells BlackEnterprise.com he's as energized as ever to fulfill the promise of his future

“I think that in order to be incredible, you have to set the bar high.…

By Darren Sands

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First Trailer for Lee Daniels’ ‘The Butler’ Released

'The Butler' will be Oprah Winfrey's first role since 'Beloved'

The trailer for the highly-anticipated ‘The Butler’ has been released

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Beyonce on Cuba: ‘It Was Such a Beautiful Trip’

The singer says she was shocked by criticism of her trip to Cuba

Beyonce defends her Cuba trip on Good Morning America

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The amazing crowd of over 400 people at the BE Lexus Good Life event at the 40/40.

LEXUS Presents The ‘BE GoodLife’ Event at 40/40 [Gallery]

Check out our gallery of our BE Good Life event at the 40/40 sponsored by Lexus.

Check out our gallery of our BE Good Life event at the 40/40 sponsored by…

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Colin Kaepernick Lands Endorsement Deal with Jaguar

What do you think of Colin's endorsement deal?

There was always speculation of the young man not being marketable because of his visible…

By Michael Smith

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Emmett Till’s Family Requests Meeting W/ Lil Wayne

After months of controversy, the Till family is ready to sit down with Lil Wayne.

Emmett Till’s family is ready to sit down and have a “dialogue” with Lil Wayne…

By Amber McKynzie

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Tonya Lewis Lee Wants a Healthy You Now, Part 2

The multifaceted Health Advocate speaks candidly on the importance of exercise

In Part 2 of our video interview with Tonya Lewis Lee, the health advocate and…

By Suncear Scretchen

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Usher Preparing to Play Boxer Sugar Ray Leonard

The singer gets to show off his dancing skills as the footwork of Sugar Ray will be on display

Could Usher pull off portraying the boxer?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Another One? ‘Men In Black 4′ Has a Screenwriter

Most likely, stars Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones will be on board once again

Will you see the latest ‘Men In Black’ when it comes out?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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T.I. Signs With United Talent Agency

The rapper is now in company with the likes of Johnny Depp and Anthony Hopkins

Will this move boost T.I.’s career even more?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Black Jockey, Kevin Krigger, Top Contender at Kentucky Derby

Kevn Krigger's horse is named Goldencents

The only black jockey, Kevin Krigger, could win the Kentucky Derby

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

Kobe Bryant Battles Mother Over Personal Memorabilia Sold for Auction

He sure isn't a "momma's boy"

Kobe Bryant is currently at war with his mother, Pamela Bryant, after she decided to…

By Black Enterprise

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TaylorMade-adidas Golf Announces Strong Q1 Earnings

TMaG picking up where it left off after record sales in 2012

TaylorMade-adidas Golf driving strong sales — again.

By Darren Sands

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Remembering Kris Kross’ Top Five Songs

Black Enterprise remembers Kris Kross’ top five songs that fans will never forget.

Which one of these was your favorite?

By Amber McKynzie

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Cicely Tyson Receives First Tony Awards Nomination

Seasoned veteran actress is up for "Best Actress in a Play" for her role in Horton Foote's "The Trip to Bountiful"

Will Cicely Tyson win on her first ever nomination?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Overdose Suspected in Death of Kris Kross Rapper

Kelly had a history of drug abuse

Details emerge about Chris “Mac Daddy” Kelly’s death

By Makkada B. Selah

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Jason Collins Receiving Death Threats Via Twitter

The negativity towards the NBA player have started to appear on social media

Getting death threats in 140 characters or less

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Grisham Sequel to ‘A Time to Kill’ Has a Release Date

The next book, 'Sycamore Row', will be published in October

Defense attorney, Jake Brigance, is back!

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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10 Things You May Not Have Known About Kris Kross

With the unfortunate passing of Chris Kelly (Mac Daddy), here are some facts about the Hip-Hop group

With the tragic passing of Chris ‘Mac Daddy’ Kelly, we revisit the career of 90′s…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Top 5 So So Def Acts Introduced by Jermaine Dupri

With the death of Chris 'Mack Daddy' Kelly of Kris Kross suddenly, we look at the top 5 acts introduced to the world by So So Def

Remembering Kris Kross’ ‘Mack Daddy,’ here are 5 top So So Def acts

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Have Jason Collins’ Post-NBA Career Paths Increased After Coming Out?

Where do you think this announcement will take Jason Collins next?

But with Collins coming out, does this affect him positively or negatively? Are his career…

By Michael Smith

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Larenz Tate Honored in LA by Urban League Young Professionals

Actor is acknowledged for his work with black males involved within the probation system

LA Urban League Young Professionals honors the actor for his work with black males…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Adidas Blocked Out of Contracts by College Sports Programs

The cause of the issue between Adidas and the NCAA starts with the closing of a PT Kizone plant in Indonesia.

Now you know why Adidas is never seen on the uniforms of college athletes

By Michael Smith

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Jason Collins Gives First “Coming Out” Interview to Good Morning America

Jason Collins sits down for first interview, with ABC, since speaking with 'Sports Illustrated.'

After becoming the first openly gay professional U.S. athlete, Jason Collins sat down with ABC’s…

By Amber McKynzie

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Christina Milian, Karrueche Tran And Draya Michele Star in ‘Be You’ Campaign

These visible women have gotten behind the anti-bullying movement

Will these stars help in the stopping of bullying?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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7 Benefits of Sweatworking

Taking your client to the gym instead of the bar can be a better networking option.

We have all heard the dos and don’ts of networking, but lately, there’s a growing…

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Tribeca Film Fellow Finds New Beginning in Filmmaking

Mercedes Ortiz has just completed a year as a Tribeca Film Fellow.

The 18-year-old describes herself as “a singer, a musician, a songwriter, a poet, an activist,…

By Ashley Calloway

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Lance Gross Talks Tyler Perry and Being the New Face of SoftSheen Carson

What's your opinion of Lance?

Lance Gross sat down with BE to talk about Softsheen Carson and Tyler Perry.

By Kimberly Wilson

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Reverend Run Pushes for Diabetes Awareness

The Hip-Hop legend continues to bring focus to this deadly disease that greatly affects the black community

Should more celebrities be involved in health awareness like Reverend Run?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Rapper Nicki Minaj Will Make Film Debut In “The Other Woman”

American Idol judge will appear in Cameron Diaz's next film

Will this catapult Nicki Minaj into a lucrative acting career?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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NBA Veteran Jason Collins Comes Out as a Gay Man

"I'm a 34-year-old NBA center. I'm black. And I'm gay," says Jason Collins.

What do you think of his revelation?

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Snoop Lion Changes View on Gay Acceptance in Hip-Hop

Rapper has a change of heart in recent interview

Do you think Hip-Hop culture will ever accept gay people?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Charles Barkley Rumored to Become GM of Phoenix Suns, Can’t Afford Him

Charles Barkley says he's ready to take on the GM title for the Phoenix Sun.

Now, that the Phoenix Suns are in the market for a new GM, Charles Barkley…

By Amber McKynzie

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As Capital One Cup Heats Up, Lisa Leslie Champions Education

Lisa Leslie's impact on the game of basketball is still being felt

A legend of the game is promoting it from another angle: education.

By Darren Sands

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Hip Hop Lyricists Fabolous and Pusha T Embark on 30 City Tour

Will you be attending?

The 30 city tour runs through June 1st, making stops in New York City, Detroit,…

By Kimberly Wilson

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The O’Jays Sue Crown Royal Over Legendary Song

The legendary group is not only disappointed with how their song was used but claim the company used it without permission

Famed group, The O’ Jays, file lawsuits claiming their song was used without their consent

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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OKC Point Guard Russell Westbrook to Undergo Surgery

Westbrook has never missed a game in his five seasons in the NBA.

OKC point guard, Russell Westbrook, will undergo surgery for a meniscus tear in his right…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Lauryn Hill Signs New Deal With SONY

Singer/rapper confirms new recording deal via her Tumblr account

Can Lauryn Hill make a sufficient comeback? Will you purchase her new album when it’s…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Tyler Perry Sued For Allegedly Stealing Temptation Script

A small town Indiana screenwriter sues Tyler Perry for script theft.

Tyler Perry is being sued for allegedly stealing a Gary, Indiana writer’s screenplay for ‘Temptation:…

By Amber McKynzie

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Carmelo Anthony’s Stylist Opens Vintage Shop in NY

Khalilah Williams-Webb opens her own boutique, Shirley & Alice, in Bed-Stuy

Do you like how she dresses Carmelo and JR?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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WNBA’s Skylar Diggins Signs with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports

Diggins was picked 3rd in the WNBA Draft by the Tulsa Shock

Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports continues to expand their roster with their latest signing of the…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Tatyana Ali Talks TV’s Love of “Watching Black Women Fight”

Discussing the good and bad of black Reality TV.

Tatyana Ali has kept a relatively low profile since her days on Fresh Prince

By Sasha King

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The 2013 Dream Project Symposium [Photo Gallery]

Cathy Hughes, Russell Simmons and many more attended.

Egami Consulting Group hosted The Dream Project Symposium presented by Verizon Wireless

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Nelson Mandela’s Grandsons Team with Tribeca Film Institute to Bring ‘The Power of Words’

Will you support the project?

Nelson Mandela’s grandsons Kweku and Ndaba team with the Tribeca Film Institute to help celebrate…

By Ashley Calloway

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Ginger Howard Takes Title as the Youngest Black Pro Female Golfer

After more than 40 titles, 18-year-old Ginger Howard becomes the youngest Black female golfer.

Ginger Howard lobbies LPGA to become a member after 78 wins, and all before she…

By Amber McKynzie

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Best Travel Credit Cards for 2013 Come in All Shapes and Sizes

Do you know what card is right for you?

Figuring out which card you need could save you hundreds — even thousands.

By Darren Sands

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Did American Idol Try to Replace Mariah Carey?

The rumor mill is saying that Jennifer Lopez was on deck to jumpstart ratings

Would you have watched American Idol if Jennifer Lopez replaced Mariah Carey as a judge?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Vince Herbert Discusses Braxton Family Values, Business and Fatherhood

BlackEnterprise.com sat down with the couple in Manhattan to find out just how crazy life in the Herbert house is these days with so much going on.

So from babies to business, here’s part two with one half of TV’s hottest couple,…

By Amber McKynzie

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Tamar Braxton Talks Pregnancy, Motherhood in Revealing Interview

From the shock of having a baby to the release of her single, Tay Tay sat down with Black Enterprise to share it all.

Tamar sat down with Black Enterprise in Manhattan to open up about her baby-on-the way,…

By Amber McKynzie

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Holla II, First Black Horror Film in 13 Years

H.M. Coakley and Executive Producer Monica “DollPhace” Floyd have teamed to release the first black comedic horror film to hit theaters in 13 years.

Holla II is the sequel to Coakley’s 2007 film, Holla.

By Amber McKynzie

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Richie Havens, Who Opened Woodstock, Dies at 72

Folk singer dies of a heart attack

Folk singer Richie Havens sang about social issues at a time when that was on…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Did will.i.am Steal Another Artist’s Song?

Producer's current song with Chris Brown has been accused of copyright infringement by Arty and Mat Zo

Do you think less of will.i.am for admitting he ‘used’ another song as the foundation…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Reebok Brings Back Shaquille O’Neal’s Shaq Attaqs After 20 Years

Reebok Classic is proud to announce the re-release of their Shaq Attaq sneakers.

After more than 20 years in Reebok’s vault, the multimillion dollar shoe brand is giving…

By Amber McKynzie

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Jordan Brand Launches Special Playoff Sneaker for Players

This year, Jordan Brand, has launched several unique designs for the elite players under their brand like Russell Westbrook, Joe Johnson and Carmelo Anthony.

The playoffs are also a time to check out the special edition sneakers many of…

By Michael Smith

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Viola Davis May Star in a Cyber Crime Thriller

The actress is reportedly in talks to star with Chris Hemsworth in the next Michael Mann movie

Will there be another Academy Award nomination in the future for Viola Davis?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs Sets Launch Date For Revolt TV

Adding cable channel to his ever-growing list of companies he heads

Channel will debut this summer

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Rapper T.I. Angry About Hip-Hop-Boston Bombing Connection

T.I. offers condolences to families of Boston Marathon bombing victims

T.I. makes a statement to the media defending hip-hop

By Makkada B. Selah

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Allen Iverson’s Post NBA Career Hits ‘Rock Bottom’

Iverson has been pushing to get back into the NBA

Allen Iverson says he can’t even buy a cheeseburger

By Makkada B. Selah

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Kanye West Rumored to Appear on Saturday Night Live

The controversial rapper is set to appear in May

Will you tune in to see Kanye West on Saturday Night Live?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Is There a ‘Mahogany’ Remake on Deck?

This would be the latest classic movie to be remade if true

Who would be good to rehash Diana Ross’ role in the movie Mahogany?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Jay-Z and Beyonce Among Time’s Most Influential People

The iconic rapper covers the front page of the 2013 list

What else will Jay-Z and Beyonce accomplish?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Fans at the Bruins game Wednesday night sang an emotional version of the national anthem.

Athletes Vow Performance-Based Donations to Boston Victims

Athletes rally around Boston victims

What a great gesture!

By Darren Sands

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Chris Tucker Will Host The 2013 BET Awards

The comedian is slated to host the annual event

Is Chris Tucker back for good?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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For grown women everywhere, Mr. Idris Elba revived that horrible habit of being attracted to bad boys. Elba’s role as the outrageously sexy corner/corner office guy, Stringer Bell, was memorable. Since his untimely departure from the show, Elba has been one busy man. 

Besides DJing and rapping, he’s also gotten behind (well, and in front of) the camera to direct a Mumford and Sons video called “Lover of the Light.” 

As far as acting, Elba has been in numerous movies including controversially (for some folks) playing in "Thor." Elba has won a Golden Globe for his title role in the detective series "Luther" and he was a fan favorite on "The Office."  

Rumor has it that Elba may be the next James Bond on screen.

Where Are They Now: The Wire Favorites

Check out where your favorite stars of the HBO series are now

Check out where your favorite stars of the HBO series are now

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Earvin Johnson III Feels Like He is ‘Coming Out a Second Time’

Magic Johnson's son wants to be a role model for young gay people

Magic’s son would like to host a talk show

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Panama, 2013′s Go To Vacation Destination

Check out the positives of vacationing in Panama

If you are planning your vacation and looking for a hip, trendy, and affordable destination…

By Sasha King

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Why is There No Diversity on Late Night Shows?

Women and African Americans are woefully under represented in late night shows.

If you have ever watched late night television you will see many common faces and…

By Sasha King

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Jaime Foxx Bombarded with Racist Tweets Over Trayvon Martin Shirt

A litany of racist tweets were found

Jaime Foxx’s t-shirt at awards show sparks racist responses

By Makkada B. Selah

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The Top 5 Highest Grossing Domestic Sports Movies

With '42' the top movie this weekend, we've listed the top 5 sports movies ever

Which of these movies was your favorite?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Before her foray into reality TV, Shaunie O’Neal was best known as NBA star Shaquille O’Neal’s wife, but the former Fox Film marketer and TV correspondent established her own identity once she began building her own entrepreneurial empire. She started in 2010 with the creation of VH1’s Basketball Wives, which became a breakout success. Eventually, O’Neal created her own production company entitled, Amirah Inc., and developed her second reality series, Football Wives before launching a shoe line with Chinese Laundry. With a net worth already estimated around $35 million, O’Neal should pad her pocketbook even further when she release her debut book, which she plans to release in the near future.

Basketball Wives Movie: Smart Business Move or Marketing Disaster?

Basketball Wives continues its run as a media juggernaut

When it was confirmed that Basketball Wives, the movie, will go into production, the news…

By Angela Davis

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Snoop Lion Will Star and Perform on ‘One Life To Live’

The show will feature the new theme show, written and produced by him as well as seeing him perform it on the show

What else does Snoop Lion have up his sleeve this year?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Rihanna to Launch RiRi Woo with M.A.C Cosmetics

RiRi gets her M.A.C on....

Can this be a successful venture for RiRi?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin Remembers Jackie Robinson

Doris Kearns Goodwin has followed baseball since she was six years old

“You just hope that blacks today understand the shoulders on which they stand.”

By Makkada B. Selah

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Chicago Bluesman Jimmy Dawkins Dies at 76

The man known as "Fast Fingers" has passed on

Dawkins was known as part of Chicago’s West-Side sound

By Makkada B. Selah

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Is Brad Paisley and LL Cool J’s ‘Accidental Racist’, Racist?

Brad Paisley was born in West Virginia

Country artist tries to reach out to Black America with ballad

By Makkada B. Selah

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Simeon's Jabari Parker goes to his right against Andrew Wiggins, the No. 1 player in the Class of 2013. The Jordan Brand Classic was played at Brooklyn's Barclays Center Saturday night.

Star-Studded 12th Annual Jordan Brand Classic, Drake Makes Barclays Center Debut

Duke-bound Jabari Parker, Julius Randle win game co-MVP

Brooklyn’s Jordan Brand Classic is a big hit with fans, celebrities.

By Darren Sands

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Chaka Khan to be Inducted Into Apollo Legends Hall of Fame

The 60 year old wonder is having a fantastic 40th anniversary celebratory year with numerous honors and milestones

How much longer can the singer continue at the rate she is going?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Jamie Foxx Will Write and Direct Horror Series for SyFy Channel

A 5-series horror anthology is on deck for the man of many talents

Is there anything Jamie Foxx can’t do?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Top 5 Things MLB Can Learn From the NFL

A look at the numbers show there's growth potential for Major League Baseball

In 2011, the NFL made $3.3 billion in national ad support while the MLB only…

By Angela Davis

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Africa Has Its First Traditional Gay Wedding?

Video surfaces as Africa's possibly first traditional same-sex wedding.

Tshepo Cameron Modisane and Thoba Calvin Sithol, both 27, were married in South Africa.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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UltraViolet Demands Reebok Drop Rick Ross

Controversial lyrics by the rapper have already spurred protests and demands for the sneaker company to take action

Should Reebok drop Rick Ross over his alleged ‘date rape’ lyrics?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Snoop Lion and MTV Form Another Gun Control Initiative

Hip-Hop is growing up and trying to stop the senseless violence going on in the neighborhoods

Will this gun initiative catch on with other celebrities and well-known Hip-Hop executives as well?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Power Hitter: Legendary MLB Player Hank Aaron a Hit in Business Field

Baseball legend Hank Aaron scores big with his import dealerships

At Hank Aaron BMW in Union City, Georgia, you can smell it in the air

By Tanisha A. Sykes

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The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2013 Inductees

Who is your favorite player on this list?

We are featuring 5 of the current Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2013 Inductees

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Kanye West Sued for Copyright Infringement in ‘Gold Digger’ Song

Rapper accused of illegally sampling David Pryor's voice in his 2005 hit.

David Pryor’s children claim Kanye West used his father’s voice without legal permission.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Chris Rock Joins BET’s ‘Real Husbands of Hollywood’

Chris Rock says he regularly watched season one

Chris Rock to replace Robin Thicke in season two

By Makkada B. Selah

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Beyoncé Named Honorary Met Gala Chair

It seems like Mrs. Carter is everywhere and it's not even June

Beyonce is named honorary chair for the Costume Institute Benefit at the Metropolitan Museum of…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Rapper Maino Takes on Broadway Stage

The Brooklyn bred emcee tries his hand at a different profession

Do you think Maino can make a career in acting?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Plaxico Burress Ordered to Sell His House

Football player owes $159,000 and has to satisfy his debt by selling home

Wide receiver must sell home to satisfy a debt

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Snoop Lion: “Gays Will be Tough to Accept in Rap World”

But the artist feels that 'rap is too masculine" when it comes to accepting gays

Do you think it will ever be acceptable to be gay in Hip Hop?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Wedding Style: The Black Love Edition

Ebony.com got an inside look at the style chosen by the couple; especially the bride.

See how one couples selections made their day special

By Sasha King

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Jay-Z and Beyonce Slammed for Cuba Visit

Cuban commentator calls 'Beyonce and Jay Z 'insensitive'

Bey and Jay celebrate their wedding anniversary in Castro’s Cuba

By Makkada B. Selah

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Stillbirths May be Connected to Stress During Pregnancy

There may be an increased chance of stillbirth with each new stressful event

Stressful events linked to stillbirths in new NIH study

By Makkada B. Selah

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Halle Berry Pregnant With Second Child

Berry has already been informed of the baby's gender

Halle Berry is expecting

By Makkada B. Selah

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Angela Davis Documentary ‘Free Angela’ Reveals Her Story

Will you go see this film?

Filmmaker Shola Lynch speaks on telling Angela Davis’ whole story and getting Jada Pinkett Smith,…

By Ashley Calloway

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Was Kerry Washington’s Skin Lightened for Entertainment Weekly Cover?

Photoshop can do strange things

EW says ‘no’ but what do you think?

By Makkada B. Selah

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10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Roger Ebert

Did you know this about Roger Ebert?

Rest in Peace to to the legendary film critic

By Black Enterprise

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Legendary Journalist and Film Critic Roger Ebert Dead at 70

May he rest in peace

By Black Enterprise

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Brittney Griner and Mark Cuban: 5 Financial Reasons He’s Serious About Drafting Her

Looking at the finances of taking a chance

How much of a business impact would this make?

By Darren Sands

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Anthony Mackie, The Rock and Mark Whalberg Star in New Michael Bay Film, Pain & Gain

Anthony Mackie, The Rock and Mark Wahlberg return to the big screen for Michael Bay's new film, 'Pain & Gain.'

The Rock and Anthony Mackie join Mark Wahlberg for Michael Bay’s new comedic film, ‘Pain…

By Amber McKynzie

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Top 10 Major League Baseball Salaries for 2013

Who do you think is underpaid and overpaid?

With the start of the new season, here’s a collection of the highest paid players

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Oxygen’s Model Search Show, ‘The Face’, Crowns Black Fashion Beauty

After eight weeks, 'The Face' gives its 2013 title to Devyn Abdullah.

Oxygen’s newest reality show, ‘The Face,’ crowns Bronx native, Devyn Abdullah, with the 2013 title.

By Amber McKynzie

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Show You How to Do This: With Sports Venture, Jay-Z Sets Yet Another Precedent for Success

Jay-Z's latest deal is making waves in the sports world

Jay-Z and CAA have teamed up with the formulation of Roc Nation Sports.

By Darren Sands

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Laz Alonso Discusses His Acting Career

Laz Alonso opens up to Black Enterprise about acting, education and Hollywood friendships.

Laz Alonso opens up to Black Enterprise about his life on the set, how acting…

By Amber McKynzie

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Magic Johnson is Proud of Gay Son, Earvin III

Earvin Johnson III, out and about in California, spotted out with his boyfriend

Magic and Cookie support him

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Maya Angelou Releases New Memoir ‘Mom & Me & Mom’

Dr. Maya Angelou, 84, wrote the inaugural poem for Bill Clinton

Maya Angelou’s new memoir explores her relationship with her mother

By Makkada B. Selah

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The Business of Reality TV: Mona Scott-Young Talks Entertainment Savvy and Brand Transition

Hip-hop mogul turned media powerhouse has struck gold again

Since her resurgence in 2010 with VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop,” Mona Scott-Young has reinvented…

By Kimberly Wilson

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REGISTER NOW: Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit’s 10th Anniversary

It will be a landmark year for the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit in…

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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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