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Serena Williams Appears in Beats by Dre Color Solo Commercial

Can you guess which color headphones she wears?

Williams is gearing up for the Australian Open

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

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

Game to launch next spring

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

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Cicely Tyson to be Honored at Women of Power Awards

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

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

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

Watch Andrew McCutchen Propose to His Girlfriend on National TV

Star proposes on 'Ellen'

It’s great to be Andrew McCutchen

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NESN Hires Atlanta Sports Personality Elle Duncan

Host and reporter to be based in Boston

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

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Jordan Brand Unveils Jordan Melo 10

New shoe slated for Jan. 4 release

This go ’round, a clean classic look for Melo

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

Flash Forward: Browns WR Gordon Picks Marketing Agency

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

Josh Gordon and NCLUSIVE Sports is the duo

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

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

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

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When will Rajon Rondo be back for the Boston Celtics?

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

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

When will he return is on everyone’s mind

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Vince Young Settles Lawsuit With Former Agent, Advisor

Trial was set to begin

Vince Young is a free agent

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TSL Conspiracy Theorists: The Braves Aren’t Going Anywhere

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

Are the Braves really leaving Atlanta?

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

Endorsements continue for likable QB

The endorsements are still coming in for Colin Kaepernick

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Kanye Who? Drake Signs With Brand Jordan

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

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

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5 Ways to Boost Your Mood in the Workplace

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

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

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

Almost back from injury, Bryant releases new shoe

Introducing the new Kobe 9 Elite.

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

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

Happy Birthday, Hov

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

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

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

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Tap Into Your Inner Superhero

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

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

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

Here's a new look at an old friend

Callaway’s Big Bertha is back

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Lil Jon Discovers His “Big 5” in South Africa

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

Have you ever been to South Africa?

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Fitness Tips for the Busy Professional

Celebrity Trainer Deanna Jefferson offers tips on fitting in fitness.

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

By Deanna Jefferson

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Black Community Still Hardest Hit by the HIV/AIDS Pandemic

Looking back on World AIDS Day of Awareness

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

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Lincoln Reveals Their 2015 MKC Vehicle

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

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

By Kimberly Wilson

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

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

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

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

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

Says Wade: "Hold on to those"

Once upon a time, Wade was signed to Converse

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Philadelphia 76ers rookie guard Michael Carter-Williams.

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

Rookie guard lives off endorsement deals

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

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Texas A&M head football coach Kevin Sumlin.

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

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

Deal will keep Sumlin in College Station through 2019

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

Photos: Nike Releases Kevin Durant VI Maryland Blue Crab

Because that's what Maryland does

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rapper featured in 'Together We Can' Commercial

The Pistons are expected to be much improved this season

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Spike Lee Changes Heart About Tyler Perry

What caused the change of heart?

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

By Sasha King

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Need Cocktail Recipes For Your Company’s Holiday Party?

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

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

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

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

The Heat are in Cleveland for Thanksgiving

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

Star guard underwent successful surgery Monday

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

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

Kobe Bryant Signs Two Year Extension With Lakers

Two-year extension said to be worth $48.5 million

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

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

Line of studio headphones out just in time for the holidays

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

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

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

Many sequels tend to be a disappointment

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Stylish Winter Wardrobe Ideas for Men

Check out these stylish wardrobe suggestions for men

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

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Will There be a “Coming To America” Sequel?

Would you go to the theaters to watch it?

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

By Sasha King

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

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

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

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Jay Z, Beyonce Attend NBA Game in Oklahoma City

Couple were guests of Roc Nation Sports athlete Kevin Durant

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

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Dwyane Wade Sells Sitcom Based on Single Fatherhood to Fox

Show will be based on his life as a single father

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

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

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

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

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Ciroc, Crown Royal Announces Partnership With NBA

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

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

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

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

Game does a whopping 15.78 rating

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

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

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

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

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

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NASCAR Appoints New Managing Director of Brand and Consumer Marketing

Kenny Mitchell brings leadership experience from companies including Gatorade/PepsiCo

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

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Alfre Woodard Discusses Her 30 Year Marriage and Career

Alfre Woodard talks about her 30 year milestone in her career and marriage

Actress Alfre Woodard has graced screens for nearly 30 years

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How Love and Hip-Hop Star’s Copyright Issues Almost Left Him Broke

Artist Peter Gunz copyright law problems leads to Love and Hip Hop New York.

How many stars have gotten out of financial trouble through a Reality TV show deal?…

By Sasha King

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LeBron James Says He’s Interested in Bringing MLS Franchise to Miami

Could James and David Beckham be the next ownership duo in Major League Soccer?

Watch James talk to the media about the topic at today’s practice

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Rashad Evans will take on Chael Sonnen at UFC 167 at the MGM Grand on Nov. 16.

Q&A: Rashad Evans on UFC’s 20th Anniversary, His Relationship with Dana White and Being Mistaken for Rampage Jackson

"When you see me on TV, you get a different opinion of me"

“For the most part when I started off in MMA I was labeled as a…

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Where to Eat, Go and Party in the One Happy Island of Aruba

With so many options that the island has to offer, the only real question is where to start?

This island will make you want to never go back home

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Fantasia and Dulé Hill Pay Homage to Harlem’s Cotton Club in “After Midnight”

"After Midnight" features 25 vocalists and dancers performing numbers set against a backdrop of Langston Hughes' poetry.

A cast of music stars are scheduled to play roles in the play

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

Jadeveon Clowney Leaning Toward Signing to Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports

Future first round picked linked to Roc Nation brand

Clowney has struggled this year, and has been hampered by injury — with just two…

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Looking For Holiday Travel Deals? Here’s Some Affordable Winter Escapes

Here's a sampling of some of the best limited-time travel deals available only on Cyber Sunday and Cyber Monday

Book them from the comfort of your home or while you’re browsing at work

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

It’s Cutch! Andrew McCutchen Wins National League MVP Award

Centerfielder led Pirates to playoff appearance, winning season

McCutchen became the first Pirates player to win the award since Barry Bonds in 1992.

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Highlights like this one landed DeAndre Jordan in the newest SportsCenter commercial.

DeAndre Jordan Stars in New SportsCenter Commercial

ESPN is in full NBA mode with new spot for SportsCenter

In the commercial, Jordan tries to enter the Top 10 plays “club” — only to…

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Da'Shawn Hand is expected to make his college decision on the NBC Sports Network.

Top H.S. Football Recruit to Announce College Decision on NBC’s SportsDash

Washington area DE is one of the nation's top players, has offers from Florida, Mich., Ala

Thursday will mark a major step in the football career of Da’Shawn Hand

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So What’s Jay Z’s Role in the Robinson Cano Free Agency Sweepstakes Anyway?

As it relates to Robbie Cano's representation, Scott Boras is still over, baby. But there's a conspicuous absence at this year's winter meetings in Orlando

It was supposed to be a test of epic proportions for Roc Nation Sports: landing…

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Nick Cannon is the host of NBC's America's Got Talent.

Nick Cannon Appears on Fox Sports 1′s Crowd Goes Wild

'Crowd Goes Wild' is hosted by Regis Philbin

Fox Sports 1 is a new 24/7 sports network

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Former NFL WR awaits sentencing in a Texas detention facility for alleged drug trafficking. He could face life in prison.

SI Investigates Mysterious Case of Sam Hurd

Hurd was one of the league's most promising talents

Hurd could be sentenced to life in prison

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Baron Davis’ Style Leads to Mini Series on Esquire Network

Baron Davis takes part in six part series on Esquire Network

Will you be tuning in?

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Luxury Cosmetics Founder Raises Funds For The ‘Ultimate Cosmetic Experience’

The Lip Bar's luxury cosmetic bar caters to their consumer’s individuality through highly pigmented and responsibly made products.

Who says beauty and brains don’t mix?
For 27-year-old Melissa Butler, her path to the beauty…

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Shannon Sharpe was assertive and emotional regarding the subject of the locker room culture of the Miami Dolphins.

Shannon Sharpe Decries Miami Dolphins Locker Room Culture

Sharpe recalls rural upbringing, cautions against racially charged words

Always outspoken, Shannon Sharpe brought his commentary to another level Sunday

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Savannah Brinson James is making her mark in business in one of the emerging markets: fresh juice.

Queen James: LeBron’s Wife to Open Juice Bar in Miami

Juice is all the rage

Savannah wanted to get into business too

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Saturday Night Live Doesn’t Cast Black Women

Civil Rights Group calls out NBC show for its lack of diversity and exclusion of black female comedians since 2007

SNL has two African American cast members, Kenan Thompson and Jay Pharoah, both of whom,…

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Bravo’s Version of the Black Brady Bunch, The Tankards, Debuts

Network’s newest reality show follows the family of Nashville musician and minister Ben Tankard

Will you be tuning in?

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NBA's "Off the Court" will highlight lifestyle choices -- the good, the interesting and the quirky -- of NBA players with a new digital property sponsored by American Express.

NBA and American Express Partner in Digital Lifestyle Destination

New content partnership for 2013-14 season

‘Off the Court’ promises everything you need to know

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adidas released a photo of the special-edition cleat Robert Griffin III will wear Thursday night.

Robert Griffin III Honors Military With Special Edition Cleats

Limited edition box to benefit foundation

adidas will sell RGIII box to benefit charity

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In spot for the new Samsung Galaxy Family, LeBron and wife Savannah view pictures from their recent honeymoon.

In New Ads, LeBron’s Image is Smoothed Out on the R&B Tip

He's labeled a winner now. And that's why LeBron James's brand is outfitted in the music of the people

With two championships in tow, advertisers want you to know it’s OK to feel good…

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7 Athletes Who Created Luxury Watches

Here are a few star athletes who have created signature timepieces

One of the most prominent accessories of a successful man is his watch

By Sasha King

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Kanye West Says Louis Vuitton Prices Are Too Extreme

Kanye West believes Louis Vuitton too expensive for young people

Kanye West has been known for his love of the finer things in life

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Hello: Jon "Bones" Jones is one of UFC's most recognizable faces.

Jon ‘Bones’ Jones to Cover to EA Sports UFC Game

Off heels of grueling win, champion awaits second fighter

It’s a new day for one of the sport’s biggest stars

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NBA Players Less Likely to Come From Poor Backgrounds, Study Says

Middle-class, two-parent homes produce more players in today's league

Does one’s background factor into athletic success?

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Behind the Numbers of Kobe Bryant’s $24 Million Dollar Payday

Just got paid ... Friday night ...

It’s good to be Kobe Bryant

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Derrick Rose Helps Bring Pizza Chain Back From Brink of Bankruptcy

All-star's minority investment an upshot for pizza chain

Derrick Rose makes his official comeback in Chicago Thursday night

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Stephen Curry is making his mark on and off the court this season. He is Under Armour's newest signee.

NBA Renews Deal With Under Armour, Sears

As Under Armour fills basketball roster, NBA strengthens ties

Terms of the deal were not disclosed

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’12 Years A Slave’ Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor Talks Solomon Northup

Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor discusses his role as Solomon Northup

Have you seen the movie?

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Darrell Wallace Jr. celebrates after his historic win in Danville, Va.

For Darrell Wallace Jr., an Add of a Victory to His Brand’s Winning Smile

Maybe you knew Bubba Wallace as a photogenic, affable driver on NASCAR's Truck series. Now attention is in overdrive --thanks to NASCAR's Drive for Diversity program and the determination of one of the sport's hottest rising star

Darrell Wallace Jr.’s brand has transformed just 19 races into young career

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EA Sports Ends Partnership With Tiger Woods

Partnership made less business sense with decline in sales

Makes sense for the gaming brand

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Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving.

[VIDEO] Kyrie Irving is Back as Uncle Drew in Pepsi MAX Short

Viral short features Maya Moore, Nate Robinson

What do you think of the Uncle Drew role?

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Bermuda contest winner, Wendy is ready to experience her relaxing vacation at  The Fairmont in Southampton

BlackEnterprise.com’s Bermuda Getaway Contest Winner [Photos]

Bermuda winner, Wendy's, vacation photos

Check out these hot photos

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Knicks guard Raymond Felton recently visited Under Armour headquarters before a recent preseason game in Baltimore.

Under Armour Highlights Raymond Felton Visit to Headquarters

Knicks guard is brand's presence in No. 1 media market

Check out Raymond Felton’s recent visit to Under Armour

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Jimmy Rollins (left) and Harold Reynolds will help anchor Fox's expansive coverage of the World Series.

Jimmy Rollins, Harold Reynolds Lend Cache to FOX Sports’ World Series Coverage

Current, former player on biggest stage for FOX broadcast

Jimmy Rollins and Harold Reynolds will both have huge roles at the World Series

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Why Your Bone Health Matters

Dr. Stephen Honig, director at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, sheds light on osteoporosis

Almost 44 million U.S. women and men age 50 and older suffer from osteoporosis and…

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Prada’s 2nd Black Campaign Model Ever, Malaika Firth, Featured in Vogue

Malaika Firth becomes Prada's first black campaign model in 20 years

Malaika Firth will soon be a household name

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Sage Steele Will Join ESPN’s NBA Countdown as Host

New role part of multi-year extension

Sage Steele will bring a veteran presence to new role

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Mary J. Blige to Sing World Series National Anthem in Boston

On deck: Blige performance for Game 1

Second time she performs in a World Series

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Grambling did not play a scheduled game against Jackson State Saturday.

Grambling Players Announce They Will Return to Practice, Play Saturday

Development ends saga over inferior equipment, facilities

Grambling football players boycotted last Saturday’s game in protest

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Stephen Curry is making his mark on and off the court this season. He is Under Armour's newest signee.

On Eve of NBA Season, Stephen Curry Steps Into the Spotlight With Under Armour

After leaving Nike, Curry ready to take center stage with a new brand

Stephen Curry is one of the league’s emerging stars and most coveted endorsers

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Celebrated Chef Marcus Samuelsson to Receive Spirit of Africa Award at Gala Event

Entrepreneur and Chef Marcus Samuelsson to Receive Spirit of Africa Award at Gala Event

Over 600 people are expected in support of African entrepreneurship at Chelsea Piers

A host of stars from entertainment, fashion & sport will join the business, banking &…

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Restaurants and wine brands showcased their dishes and wares in an atmosphere that advocated for minority entrepreneurship and global boss moves, including, Bed Vyne Wine, Buka, House of Mandela Wines, Jollof,  Katra, La Caye, Les  Ambassades, Le Souk Harem,  Madiba, Ponty Bistro, Queen of Sheba,  Shrine NYC and Toast 105.

New York’s First African Restaurant Week Kicks Off With Tasting Event

Top chefs and entrepreneurs showcase talents and wares among professionals

During African Restaurant Week in New York, diners can enjoy prix-fix three-course meals at several…

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The Lynn twins' work has been collected by celebrities and industry leaders including Earl Graves, Sr., Bill Cosby, Kanye West and Bob Johnson. They have enjoyed more than 15 years of success walking the professional path they say chose them.


(The artists are seen with the Mackey sisters and actor Kalil Kain, far right)

Mackey Sisters Present Landmark Twins Exhibit at NYC’s Schomburg

Jerry and Terry Lynn showcase talent and talk professional passion

The Mackey Twins Art Gallery presented a landmark two-day event at New York’s Schomburg to…

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Artist Delano Brown Talks Art and Fashion

“I’m in the art game, not the fashion game" - Delano Brown

A 22 year old who fuses his art into fashion

By Sasha King

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Gregory Porter Readies for Global Shows with ‘Liquid Spirit’ LP

Gregory Porter releases his third album and prepares to tour

Jazz singer Gregory Porter has released his third album Liquid Spirit

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7 Beauty Products for Better Black Skin

Want better skin year round? Check out these beauty tips

With the seasonal changes come changes with your skin

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Eve’s Career Evolution from Rapper to Actress and More

Eve discusses the different directions her career has taken

Eve returned to the music scene with the release of her album Lip Lock last…

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Jazz Musician Wynton Marsalis Talks New Album

Wynton Marsalis discusses his new abyssinian gospel tour

Yes, Wynton Marsalis has soul

By Sasha King

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Taco Bell Announces Doritos Cool Ranch Taco Release Date

NBA, Taco Bell Expand Marketing Partnership

Brand will continue as title-sponsor of Skills Challenge

NBA expanding relationship with Taco Bell that began in 2009

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LeBron James Covers ESPN the Magazine NBA Preview

LBJ dishes on MJ, lessons learned and being the best

Chris Broussard asked James if he wishes he had more of a relationship with his…

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Steve Mills this year became the Knicks team president and general manager. He was previously was president of Madison Square Garden.

Steve Mills Relishes New Role With New York Knicks

For Mills, returning to Madison Square Garden, and closer to the game than ever, is welcomed chance

Steve Mills, 54, was the subject of a lengthy profile in the New York Times

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Cameroon to Host 38th African Travel Association Congress #ATACameroon

The ATA Congress aims at promoting the African tourism destination and encourage African Americans to come back home to know their culture.

Stay tuned for exclusive BlackEnterprise.com coverage, live from Cameroon at the ATA Congress

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Starter Apparel is Coming Back for the Title Belt

Once an '80s style game heavyweight, Starter experienced a hard fall in the mid '90s. Now, they're gearing up for their resurgence

Starter is making a comeback, with former NFL linebacker Carl Banks helping to lead the…

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Surprised? Arsenio Hall Show Ratings Dip

Are you surprised by the drop?

With Arsenio Hall’s return to the talk show circuit came a week of great ratings

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Boardroom to the Bush: Suit Up and Safari Through South Africa

Sun International is making it especially easy for business travelers heading to Johannesburg to see more than just the inside of a boardroom

Enjoy the adventure after working hard on your vacation

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Earvin “Magic” Johnson, ESPN NBA Countdown Part Ways

NBA Hall of Famer cites schedule, other commitments

ESPN’s NBA Countdown show will have a new look this year

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Hollywood power couple Laurence Fishburne and Gina Torres accept the Visionary Artist award.

PHOTOS: Harlem School of the Arts Honors Laurence Fishburne, Gina Torres and Leaders in Philanthropy

Entrepreneurs Janice S. and Christopher J. Williams among honorees for leadership

On Oct. 8, the Harlem School of the Arts honored leaders in business and Hollywood…

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The NFL will next year play a total of three regular season games at London's Wembley Stadium. It feted London's famed Regent Street with a NFL-style block party last month.

Q&A: London & Partners CEO Gordon Innes on the NBA, NFL and the Olympic Legacy

London's local economy gets big boost from American leagues. Could a franchise be just around the corner?

London & Partners CEO talks in-depth about the prospect of globalization of two American sports…

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The Racial Issues ‘Scandal’s Season 3 Premiere Raised

Uptown Magazine delves into Scandal's Olivia Pope

Uptown Magazine writer Bee Quammie deciphers the reason why Olivia Pope ticks

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No one will soon forget Terrell Owens's memorable, "Getcha popcorn ready" quote.

Terrell Owens to Appear on Iyanla Vanzant’s ‘Fix My Life’

Terrell Owens to be featured on the premiere episode of 'Fix My Life"

Former pro football player Terrell Owens will be on the season premiere episode

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Kevin Hart Sitcom Greenlit for ABC

ABC is moving forward with the pilot for a sitcom based on Kevin Hart's life

Stand up comedian Kevin Hart has come a long way the last few years

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Derrick Rose and LeBron James took the top two spots in last year's global jersey sales.

LeBron James, Derrick Rose Have Highest-Selling Jerseys Worldwide

Perennial All-Stars Rose, James make global mark with jersey sales

Could these two be headed to an Eastern Conference showdown?

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Dominica’s World Creole Music Festival Aims to Boost Local Economy

This year’s festival aims to host around 5,000 patrons per night, which will contribute significantly to the local economy in Dominica

According to reports, this year’s festival aims to host around 5,000 patrons per night

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A one-time NBA Coach of the Year, Avery Johnson will spend more time in front of the camera than on an NBA bench this year.

Avery Johnson is Hired By ESPN as an Analyst

Former NBA guard signs with Worldwide Leader, debuts Oct. 21

Avery Johnson won’t be on the floor this season. For him, his next job is…

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How to Tap Into Your Willpower

How healthy choices can help boost your energy and your productivity

How healthy choices can help boost your energy and your productivity

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Natural Hair is Big Business For Black Entrepreneurs

A lucrative industry for a new generation of hair care product suppliers

Wendi Levy, 43, and Kim Etheredge, 41, two biracial women, started their company, Mixed Chicks,…

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On Sept. 22, thousands from the U.S., Africa and the Caribbean gathered to celebrate their heritage and culture at the African Day Parade held in the heart of Harlem in New York City. Sen. Bill Perkins led the parade alongside dignitaries and global leaders including representatives from Argentina, Angola, Mauritania, Trinidad and Tobago, and South Africa Embassies, from Cordell Cleare, Martin R Munitz and Olivier Prevot, to Kady Doumbia, Ladji Doumbia and Kone Kad. Also, representatives from the offices of Keith Wright, Charles Rangel and Robert Jackson came out to support and enjoy the days festivities.

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PHOTOS: African Day Parade Brings Together Culture, Community and Global Leaders

Festival and celebration led by Sen. Bill Perkins and international dignitaries

On Sept. 22, thousands gathered to celebrate their heritage and culture at the Africa Day…

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Trinidad and Tobago Named Happiest Country in the Caribbean

The destination’s bourgeoning culinary scene, world renowned beaches and numerous festivals bring out the happiness in both locals and visitors alike.

According to the study there were six key variables factored into its conclusions

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Olivia Pope Fans Prepare For Interactive Scandal Watch Series In Washington, DC

A book club style viewing party kicks off around the ABC hit TV show

Imagine merging the book club concept and television viewing party concept

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Yogapreneur: Ava Taylor Helps Others Turn Passion Into Profit

This visionary took a leap of faith to start a one-of-a-kind business.

Ava Taylor’s believes in being an agent of change. Not only is being a “catalyst…

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Chef Ron Duprat Talks About His Involvement With Non-Profit ‘Fleur De Vie’

Duprat, who was born in Haiti, was once a contestant on Bravo's Top Chef

The foundation surpassed expectations for participation in their inaugural year

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Yogapreneur: Maya Breuer is Leading a Yoga Revolution

Veteran Yogi is on a mission to bring more color to yoga.

Maya Breuer, Owner of Santosha School of Yoga
Yoga and activist are 2 words not commonly…

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Yogapreneur: Rolf Gates Blends Savvy with Compassion to Create Successful Yoga Brand

The teacher and author shares how yoga brought him peace, love and happiness

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Rolf Gates is the exemplar Yogapreneur. In addition to owning what was…

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Perfect Match: With release of FIFA 14, Drake solidifies himself as one of the top pitchmen in hip hop.

With Trademark Passion, Drake Makes His Mark as Pitchman for FIFA 14

An unlikely pairing with the same release date, Drake and EA Sports' FIFA 14 mirror best in gaming, music

Drake’s Nothing Was the Same and FIFA 14 were released on Sept. 24. Coincidence?

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Yogapreneur: Dana Smith is the Jane of All Holistic Trades

This Maryland Yogapreneur is making the world a healthier place - one client at a time.

Dana Smith, Owner of Spiritual Essence Yoga
Dana Smith refers to herself as a Yoga Diva…

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The Annual Honda Battle of the Bands Showcase (seen here in 2010) is one of the true gems of HBCU culture.

5 Reasons ‘Money Games’ Won’t Save HBCU Football

"Our dependency on PWIs to finance our athletics at the expense of our dignity, is frightening at best, self-hate at worst."

Are ‘money games’ the answer to saving HBCU athletic programs?

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Paul Pierce has been traded away from the franchise for which he played his entire career. But his brand-awareness in Boston could be quite lucrative for the veteran forward when he retires.

Paul Pierce Says he Wants to Build a Business in Boston

Pierce is gone from Boston, but not forgotten -- and that could pay off big in retirement

Few athletes have been as well-positioned as Paul Pierce to capitalize on his popularity in…

By Darren Sands

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Yogapreneur: Pablo Imani Blends Traditional with Cutting Edge

The Uganda-based yogi invites us to reconnect to our source

Imani means faith in Swahili and it’s an apropos name for today’s Yogapreneur, Pablo Imani.…

By Suncear Scretchen

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Lavell Crawford plays the part of Huell Babineaux in AMC's award-winning show Breaking Bad.

Lavell Crawford Q&A: On Breaking Bad, Being Huell Babineaux and Spinoff Rumors

'All I can do is thank God above for the blessings to be able to be a part of something like that'

Lavell Crawford is making the most of his exposure on Breaking Bad.

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Houston Texans’ Arian Foster Says he Took Money at Tennessee

Could groundswell of support lead to reform in college sports?

Will the college program, already on probation, face further investigation?

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A victorious Floyd Mayweather will take great pleasure in knowing his fight against Canelo Alvarez is the highest grossing PPV event of all time.

Mayweather-Alvarez Fight is Highest Grossing PPV Event of All-Time

Record-setting viewership, revenue for Sept. 14 bout

And that would certainly justify CBS/Showtime’s decision to outduel HBO.

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Could the world's fastest man be reconsidering retirement?

Usain Bolt: “My Sponsors Don’t Want Me to Retire”

World's fastest man may reconsider

Usain Bolt says reaction to his statements about retirement are leading him to reconsider.

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St. John’s University, Under Armour Strike Apparel Deal

Deal brings increased awareness in top market

Deal lasts through 2018-19 school year.

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Tonya Lewis Lee Expands Family-Friendly Film Legacy with “The Watsons Go to Birmingham”

Producer, wife and mother talks balancing family life and advice for power women

BlackEnterprise.com caught up with filmmaker Tonya Lewis Lee on “Watsons Go to Birmingham” and balancing…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Lifetime Begins Casting for Gabby Douglas Biopic

The film will cover the gold medalists life and career

Lifetime has decided to create a movie based on Douglas’ career

By Sasha King

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The World’s 100 Best Art Galleries

Have you been to any?

Who’s your favorite artist?

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Jamaica’s Avant Garde Designer of the Year Previews New Collection

Andre Rowe's participation in the ‘Avant Garde Designer of the Year’ competition has afforded the young designer an opportunity to showcase his talents to a local audience.

Jamaica is much more than sandy beaches and jerk chicken. Slowly emerging as the fashion…

By Kimberly Wilson

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Stephon Marbury New York Condo Subject to Foreclosure

This will be his 2nd home foreclosed on in two years

According to legal documents filed by U.S Bank International, Stephon Marbury may be in danger…

By Sasha King

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McDonald’s Picks Victor Cruz to Pitch ‘Mighty Wings’

Cruz is one of three NFL stars featured in new campaign

Cruz is McDonald’s’ man.

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American Ballet Theater Launches Project Plié to Attract Minorities to Ballet

American Ballet Theatre aims to help the classical ballet profession better reflect the racial and ethnic diversity

Despite the current lack of diversity in ballet, the history of blacks in ballet is…

By Kimberly Wilson

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The Butler Reaches $100 Million in the Box Office

The Butler reaches the $100 million mark after a month in theaters

Lee Daniels’ film has been a success

By Sasha King

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Mayweather Issues Apology For Oscar De La Hoya ‘Rehab’ Meme

Mayweather apologizes for meme poking fun at Oscar De La Hoya substance abuse.

After Mayweather’s win on Saturday night a meme surfaced on his Instagram of Oscar De…

By Sasha King

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The 100 Best Wine Restaurants in America

Did your favorite wine restaurant make the list?

Are you a wine fan?

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The Chicago Museum Leads the List of Best Museums in America

Which of these is your favorite?

Have you been to any of these museums?

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No one will soon forget Terrell Owens's memorable, "Getcha popcorn ready" quote.

Does Orville Redenbacher’s New Campaign Have an Owensian Origin?

Famous quote has a conspicuous beginning

Orville Redenbacher’s new campaign has a familiar ring to it.

By Darren Sands

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2013 NBA Preseason to Tip Off in Instanbul

Season begins Oct. 29

The NBA season will officially begin with Kevin Durant showcasing his skills in Turkey.

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Hollywood Boss Moves: Phylicia Rashad Directs ‘Four Little Girls’ Play

Special reading marks 50th anniversary of tragic Birmingham bombing

Actress Phylicia Rashad, best known as one of America’s favorite TV moms, is adding…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Issa Rae Creator of The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl Debuts New Series

The Choir, a faith-friendly comedy, premiered on Alright TV to mixed reviews

A new digital series, The Choir from YouTube sensation Issa Rae premiered on Alright TV…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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André Leon Talley Discusses Russell Simmons and Fashion Week

André Leon Talley discusses hip-hop, fashion week, and Russell Simmons.

André Leon Talley knows fashion, or rather he is fashion.

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Canelo Alvarez will square off Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Mayweather-Alvarez Sets State Record for Largest Boxing Gate

Sept. 14 bout available on Showtime pay-per-view

Featured bout is largest gate in Nevada state history.

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Ladies of Legacy: Nikki Giovanni

Black Enterprise’s 2008 Legacy Award recipient Nikki Giovanni fights against injustice using poetry.

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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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