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Is Kevin Durant Signing With Roc Nation Too? Serena Williams Wins French Open, 16th Grand Slam Title WNBA’s Brittney Griner to Model Men’s Clothes for Nike Golfer Tiger Woods to Renew Contract with Nike Jackie Robinson & Alex Rodriguez Premiere in New Bluewater Productions Comic Books NFL Hall of Famer, Deacon Jones, Dead at 74 Is Philadelphia Eagles’ DeSean Jackson Eyeing Jay-Z? Jackie Robinson Glove Sells for $373K at Auction Shaquille O’Neal Inks Deal With Arizona Beverages For Soda Brand David Beckham’s Dreams of Owning MLS Franchise Put on Hold NFLPA Plans to Investigate Jay-Z’s Agency The Market for Jackie Robinson Memorabilia Soars Jackie Robinson’s Son, David Robinson, Blazes Own Path in Coffee Growing Field Manchester City and Yankees Partner to Bring New MLS Team to NYC Geno Smith Joins Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports Agency For CBS Sports Executive Harold Bryant, a Year and Performance for the Ages Plaxico Burress Unveils New Luxury Sock Line NBA Ready to Enter Media Rights Deal Discussion ESPN to Lay Off Hundreds of Employees Kevin Durant Makes $1M Pledge to Oklahoma City Disaster Skylar Diggins Receives a Mercedes Benz From Jay-Z Floyd Mayweather Jr. Top Earning Athlete in 2013 As He Soars, Sales of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 Steady Ex-NFLer Titus Young Arrested for Third Time in a Week Tiger Woods Wins a Tense Players Championship Carmelo Anthony Launching Luxury Watch Magazine Golden State Warriors Poised to Open New Waterfront Arena Mario Williams Suing Former Fiancé over $800,000 Engagement Ring Colin Kaepernick Lands Endorsement Deal with Jaguar Black Jockey, Kevin Krigger, Top Contender at Kentucky Derby Kobe Bryant Battles Mother Over Personal Memorabilia Sold for Auction TaylorMade-adidas Golf Announces Strong Q1 Earnings Have Jason Collins’ Post-NBA Career Paths Increased After Coming Out? Adidas Blocked Out of Contracts by College Sports Programs Jason Collins Gives First “Coming Out” Interview to Good Morning America NBA Veteran Jason Collins Comes Out as a Gay Man Charles Barkley Rumored to Become GM of Phoenix Suns, Can’t Afford Him As Capital One Cup Heats Up, Lisa Leslie Champions Education OKC Point Guard Russell Westbrook to Undergo Surgery WNBA’s Skylar Diggins Signs with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports Ginger Howard Takes Title as the Youngest Black Pro Female Golfer Reebok Brings Back Shaquille O’Neal’s Shaq Attaqs After 20 Years Jordan Brand Launches Special Playoff Sneaker for Players Allen Iverson’s Post NBA Career Hits ‘Rock Bottom’ Athletes Vow Performance-Based Donations to Boston Victims The Top 5 Highest Grossing Domestic Sports Movies Basketball Wives Movie: Smart Business Move or Marketing Disaster? 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Is Kevin Durant Signing With Roc Nation Too?

It's looking like the NBA player may be joining the roster of Jay-Z's sports agency

Who else will sign on to The Roc Nation Sports Agency

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Serena Williams Wins French Open, 16th Grand Slam Title

Serena Williams delivered her victory speech in French

Serena Williams beats Russia’s Maria Sharapova to win the French Open

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WNBA’s Brittney Griner to Model Men’s Clothes for Nike

Britney Griner has been called a 'gender-bender'

Griner will be the first openly gay athlete with an endorsement deal from Nike

By Makkada B. Selah

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Golfer Tiger Woods to Renew Contract with Nike

Since Tiger became a pro in 1996, he established a partnership with Nike for a five-year deal for a reported $40 million.

Will this help his game or confidence in any way?

By Michael Smith

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Jackie Robinson & Alex Rodriguez Premiere in New Bluewater Productions Comic Books

Bluewater Productions is bringing the stories of Jackie Robinson & Alex Rodriguez to life with new comics.

Bluewater Productions has teamed up with Personality Comics to rerelease Jackie Robinson’s pictorial biography and…

By Amber McKynzie

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NFL Hall of Famer, Deacon Jones, Dead at 74

Football player dies of natural causes

Was responsible for coining the term sack

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Is Philadelphia Eagles’ DeSean Jackson Eyeing Jay-Z?

DeSean Jackson is in his fifth season with the Philadelphia Eagles

DeSean Jackson recently fired his agent.

By Makkada B. Selah

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Jackie Robinson Glove Sells for $373K at Auction

Jackie Robinson integrated Major League Baseball

A Jackie Robinson glove used in ’55 and ’56 World Series sells for $373K

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Shaquille O’Neal Inks Deal With Arizona Beverages For Soda Brand

Former NBA player adds soda to already impressive portfolio

TNT analyst and former NBA player Shaquille O’Neal adds a soda brand to his already…

By C. Daniel Baker

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David Beckham’s Dreams of Owning MLS Franchise Put on Hold

Legendary player David Beckham revealed he has plans to buy a Major League Soccer franchise.

Can MLS survive with so many teams?

By Michael Smith

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NFLPA Plans to Investigate Jay-Z’s Agency

The NFLPA's credibility is at stake, says one source

Insiders allege that Jay-Z recruited a player for Roc Nation behind a puppet agent

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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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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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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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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…

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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

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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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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

By Makkada B. Selah

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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Womens basketball legend Lisa Leslie.

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.

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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…

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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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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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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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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

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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!

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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?

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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…

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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.”

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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WNBA, ESPN Extend Partnership Through 2022

An agreement was reached amid the arrivals of superstars Diggins, Griner

Stars boost league’s marketability with new deal.

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

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

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

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

By Darren Sands

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4 Top Athletes with Winning Careers Outside the Game

Enterprising stars taking careers and brands to next level

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

By Courtney Connley

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Dennis Rodman, ‘An American Original,’ Covers Newsweek

Can Rodman capitalize on his newfound marketability?

Rodman’s made a marketable move, however crazy

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

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

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

Sir Charles talks to BlackEnterprise.com.

By Darren Sands

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Black College Athlete Graduation Rates Improve

African-American college ballers are scoring in the classroom.

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

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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The Best Places to Watch the 2013 NCAA Tournament Online

Catch the games live online

Top places to watch the 2013 NCAA Tournament online.

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

Retired Ravens linebacker finds new position off the field.

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

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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

A lucrative deal could be on the horizon for gold medalist

Gabby Douglas is leaving her agent Sheryl Shade for CAA.

By Darren Sands

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Here are the Richest Owners in All of Sports

Is your favorite team's owner on the list?

Owners make a whole lot of money.

By Marcelle English

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

Obama speaks, and the sports world listens, SI says

Obama one of four African Americans on the list.

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Sports Tops Social TV Spots, Data Shows

NBA games dominated both cable and broadcast programming

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

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WNBA Star Ivory Latta Launches Inspirational Clothing Line

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

WNBA star hopes to inspire and empower using her clothing line

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

By C. Daniel Baker

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UBR Spotlight: WNBA President Laurel J. Richie

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

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

By Pepper Miller

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

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

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

By Janell Hazelwood

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

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

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

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

By Darren Sands

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BlackEnterprise.com producer Janell Hazelwood with Alba Colon, NASCAR's first female engineer of color

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

My journey squashing stereotypes and reacquainting with a childhood fascination

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

By Janell Hazelwood

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Starter Apparel Company Makes a Comeback With an Assist From NBA

Starter, NBA team up to bring back the vintage look

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

By Mia N. Hall

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

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

Former NBA All-Star is giving financial advice

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

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Rising Stars: 5 Top NBA Newbies Changing the Game

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

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

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Money Team: Floyd Mayweather Jr. has signed a deal with Showtime/CBS which will keep his empire at the top for years to come.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Inks Deal With Showtime/CBS

The deal is reported to last for six fights over 30 months

Mayweather has apparently ended his deal with HBO PPV.

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Kenneth Faried Joins Group to Fight Homophobia in Sports

Nuggets rookie is first NBA player to support gay rights group.

Becomes first NBA player to join Athlete Ally, an organization against homophobia in sports.

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For NBA’s Steve Smith, a Career and Life Built on Giving is Coming Full Circle

Steve Smith's always been one of the NBA's good guys -- the only thing is that he's pretty much just getting started

The Detroit native will on Monday be inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame.

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Michael Jordan at 50: How MJ Still Makes $80 Million a Year

Jordan makes more money than almost every other American athlete and he's no longer in the NBA

At 50, Michael Jordan’s brand remains robust

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MJ vs LJ: 4 Reasons LeBron James’ Brand is Now Beyond Comparison

Stats alone should put comparison talk to rest

These stats put the constant comparisons to sleep between the Heat player and the legendary…

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Darrell Wallace Jr., just 19, is one of NASCAR's hot young talents.

Darrell Wallace Jr., Racing’s Future, Joins NASCAR’s Truck Series

Meet one of the next young faces of NASCAR

He became the first black driver to win a race, winning at Greenville-Pickens Speedway in…

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2013 Africa Cup of Nations: 5 Top Soccer Players to Watch

Win or lose, these global sports stars are a force to be reckoned with

From Mali to Ghana to Nigeria to Cape Verde, here’s a roundup of top African…

By Courtney Connley

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NBA, Diddy’s Sean John Announce All-Star Game Partnership

Sean John and Macy's to gain exposure through relationship with league

Sean John is seeking to improve visibility among the NBA’s fans.

By Darren Sands

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Former NFL Star Jamal Anderson: From Dirty Bird to Dirt Broke

Bank repossesses former pro-bowler's home

Jamal Anderson has had a long and unprosperous fall from NFL stardom.

By Ashley R. Harris

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Why the NFL’s Rooney Rule is a Sham

Even though more than 65% of NFL players are Black, currently only three head coaches and five general managers are African American.

Owners of the 32 NFL franchises have essentially disregarded the Rooney Rule – the decade-old…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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By the Numbers: Ray Lewis Ends 17-Year Career as a Champion

Take a look at a snapshot of professional highlights

Check out a breakdown of professional highlights for 17-year NFL veteran and Super Bowl champion…

By Janell Hazelwood

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William David Cornwell Sr.: Champion of Diversity in the NFL

From Ben Roethlisberger and Reggie Bush, this attorney's part of major success

Attorney William Cornwell Sr. went from being influenced by black successful lawyers to becoming one…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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The widow of the late Lorenzen Wright in ten months squandered $1 million in insurance money meant to take care of their six children.

Widow of Murdered NBA Player, Lorenzen Wright, Spends $1 Million in 10 Months

Wright's widow has spent over $1 million in the last 10 months since his death.

The unsolved murder of NBA player Lorenzen Wright has taken yet another bizarre twist.

By Marcelle English

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Lakers’ Metta World Peace Developing a Prank Show?

It's rumored that Metta World Peace is shopping a show to the networks

Metta World Pranks? Lakers forward is looking to develop his own series.

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Keith Clinkscales Launches Sports Website TheShadowLeague.com

Former ESPN executive launches a site with the intersection of sports, pop culture and race

Have you checked out the site?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Sloane Stephens embarks on her journey for her first major title at the 2014 Australian Open.

Sloane Stephens Becomes a Household Name, Literally Overnight

After her win over Serena Williams, Team Sloane is abuzz over the emergence of its talented star

Sloane Stephens will play Victoria Azarenka in semifinal of the Australian Open.

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Robert Horry is Selling his Texas Home for $2.2 Million

Home was purchased in 2007

Robert Horry has a house in Texas on the market

By Darren Sands

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Sears, N.B.A. Agree to Partner on All-Star Shooting Challenge

Sears replaces appliance maker Haier as title sponsor

Sears is reentering the sports landscape with an aggressive pitch at the N.B.A.’s All-Star weekend.

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Hublot King Power Usain Bolt Watch

Price £18,000 ($30,000) Approx


If you’re after a luxury sports watch (and have particularly deep pockets) then this breath taking limited edition Hublot King Power Usain Bolt watch will certainly tick all of the right boxes from a style and luxury point of view. The Jamaican speedster is certainly one of the greatest sportsmen the world has ever seen and if you want to replicate his laid back, but luxurious style, this Hublot watch is the one for you.


Boasting a bunch of impressive features to justify the lofty price tag, you’ll have to go a long way to find a more impressive and unique watch. Just some of the features include a black ceramic bezel, Usain Bolt silhouette at the 9 o’clock position, sapphire crystal glass case and a gold synthetic leather strap made from the same material as the running shoes worn by the great man himself.

Three Awesome Luxury Men’s Watches for Sports Fans

Leo Parker lists off some of fashion's most luxurious sports watches.

Leo Parker names some of this season’s most fashion-forward watches.

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Career Lessons You Can Learn From Sports Stars’ Latest Moves

Take heed to avoid professional blunders

From injuries to retirements to player altercations, if we pay close attention there are career…

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With Beyonce, CBS’ Halftime Gaffe Is a Faint — and Hilarious — Memory

On Tuesday, CBS' Les Moonves showed just how far the network has moved on from 2004

Beyonce — and time — has made 2004 a distant memory.

By Darren Sands

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Former Super Bowl Champ Dorsey Levens Sheds Light on Concussions in Doc

Having played one of the most dangerous positions, former NFL star sheds light on concussion problem with 'Bell Rung'

Dorsey Levens is executive producer of the documentary ‘Bell Rung’.

By Marcelle English

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Top WNBA Salaries vs NBA Salaries: Who Gets Paid More?

You may make more money than a WNBA player

The average salary of a WNBA player for the 2012 season was $72,000 while the…

By Maurice Garland

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Money Team: Floyd Mayweather Jr. has signed a deal with Showtime/CBS which will keep his empire at the top for years to come.

Could Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Have Made $4.3M on Sports Bets?

The numbers are in via the fighter's social media posts

Money May had a pretty good year — at the sports book.

By Darren Sands

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Brandon Lloyd Helping Youngters Make Better Financial Choices

Lloyd teaches others how to be financially literate

New England Patriots’ Brandon Lloyd volunteers for an organization that teaches the young how to…

By Makkada B. Selah

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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.

Priced Out, It’s Time for HBCU Athletics to Focus on Values

HBCUs can set another, more principled agenda for all of college sports to see

The Annual Honda Battle of the Bands Showcase (seen here in 2010) is one of…

By Chris Stevens

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NASCAR’s Commitment to Diversity Goes Into High Gear

Success stories are an indicator NASCAR's tracking to higher values

Several victories over the past few years indicate there’s been a changing of guard at…

By Mia N. Hall

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In Portland, a NIKEiD Design Consultant Tells All

Q+A with NIKEiD design consultant and self-professed sneaker addict Kyle Flowers

A career in sneaker design has its ups and downs.

By Chantell Black

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Allen Iverson Still Spending Money Like He’s in the NBA

Iverson's divorce put his financial woes out in the streets, kind of like he did his wife back in the day

A.I.’s in financial straits.

By Ashley R. Harris

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Not Just Fans, the Hockey Lockout is Hurting Small Businesses as Well

Fans aren't the only ones who miss hockey.

Restaurants, sports apparel shops and other retail outlets near stadiums are feeling the loss of…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Maryland’s Move to Big Ten More About Money than Academics

Is the home of the Terp's saying adios to the ACC for the right reasons?

Move marks the end of the Maryland/ACC era.

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LeBron James, the NBA's best player, is a champion, which is excellent news for the league's ticket sales.

Before NBA Season Opener, Ticket Sales Sizzle

Marketing, excitement drives season tickets increases

A number of factors mean robust ticket sales for the NBA.

By Darren Sands

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Should the Washington Football Team change its name?

With Spectacular Start, Robert Griffin III Mania Is in Full Force

With a winning smile and winning ways, the sky's the limit for the star QB's financial success, analysts say

With a winning smile and winning ways, the sky’s the limit for the star QB’s…

By Darren Sands

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Dwyane Wade Strikes Shoe Deal With Chinese Company

Star Miami Heat shooting guard leaves Jordan Brand for Chinese company

Star Miami Heat shooting guard leaves Jordan Brand for Chinese company

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Nike's new 'LeBron X' retails for as much as $270

LeBron James Defends Price of Nike’s ‘LeBron X’ Shoe

James characterized reports this past summer that his new shoe could retail for as much $315 as incorrect

James characterized reports this past summer that his new shoe could retail for as much…

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Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips has helped lead a resurgence on and off the field in Cincinnati

Cincinnati Reds Get $2 Million For Urban Youth Baseball Facility

Procter & Gamble's gift will provide free softball and baseball training to youth in the greater Cincinnati area

Procter & Gamble’s gift will provide free softball and baseball training to youth in the…

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Former NFL star receiver Andre Rison talks about his financial difficulties in the film Broke.

Film Producer Alfred Spellman Talks ESPN Doc on ‘Broke’ Athletes

Documentary highlights the challenges of fame and fortune in sports

Filmmaker Alfred Spellman talks race, fame and power in sports— and how easy it is…

By Darren Sands

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Magic Johnson Opens New School in Atlanta

Former NBA star is bridging the gap with Bridgescape

Former NBA star is bridging the gap with Bridgescape

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$26 Million Dollars Later, NFL QB Vince Young is Broke

How did he lose all that money?

How did he lose all that money?

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Startup Lessons from an NFL Coach

Former Player Prepares Athletes for Success in Franchising Post-Retirement

Pro athletes get valuable financial advice on franchising from former NFL player Anthony Simmons

Former NFL player Anthony Simmons’ bi-annual Franchise & Investors Show provides pro athletes with tools…

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Junior Bridgeman: From The NBA Hardwood To The Boardroom

The NBA helped him make a living, but his morals and values helped him make a life

The NBA helped him make a living, but his morals and values helped him make…

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The Annual Black Enterprise/Pepsi Golf & Tennis Challenge begins (Image: Doral Golf Resort & Spa)

19th Annual Black Enterprise/Pepsi Golf & Tennis Challenge Kicks Off

The annual business-meets-leisure event is off to a sizzling start

The 2012 Black Enterprise/Pepsi Golf and Tennis Challenge is here! Hundreds of executives, entrepreneurs, artists,…

By Mia N. Hall

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#GT2012: Meet The Reigning Champions of The Golf & Tennis Challenge

Winners of the coveted Purple Jacket include a teen prodigy, a Super Bowl champion, a corporate league team captain and a tennis association president

A golf prodigy, Super Bowl champion, corporate league team captain, and tennis association president go…

By Mia N. Hall

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#GT2012: Golf Apparel CEO Anthony Shareef Hits The Sweet Spot

Founder of the first black-owned golf apparel manufacturer talks the business of golf and why he's attending the Challenge for the 12th time.

Engineering a plan to work full time in the industry of the sport he loved…

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National Urban League Blasts Nike’s $315 Lebron Sneaker

Analysts say brand's shoe prices rising across the board

Company’s overall shoe hikes will be seen across the board, as basketball superstar’s shoe may…

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CEO Derrick Godfrey Scores a Slam Dunk at iHoops

CEO leads joint venture between NBA and NCAA to improve youth basketball

iHoops CEO Derrick Godfrey leads joint venture between NBA and NCAA to improve youth basketball

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Cool Jobs: Katrina Leonce Adds Creative Marketing to Sports Arena

PR vet loves work of investing in athletes' success during and post game

Public relations vet and entrepreneur Katrina Leonce finds joy in expanding and propelling careers of…

By Christian Law

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Usain Bolt: “Not Competing In London Until They Change Tax Rules”

Britain taxes too much says the world's fastest man

Britain taxes too much says the world’s fastest man

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#GT2012: Football, Flirting and Fun Is Jersey Girl Sports’ Triple Threat

Entrepreneurs Angela Davis and Marcelle English engage female sports fans while mining opportunities for corporate partnerships

Angela Davis and Marcelle English, partners in Jersey Girl Sports (JGS), an Atlanta-based media and…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Nike Embraces the Interactive Era

The sportswear and equipment giant reveals it’s more than the “just do it” slogan and Swoosh logo in the digital age

With Nike’s digital focused division expanding to include more employees and moving into a larger…

By Hajj Flemings

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Gabby Douglas: U.S. Olympic Gymnast With a (Multimillion-Dollar) Wholesome Brand

Industry experts expect the 16-year-old to score endorsement deals with premium brands outside of her current deal with P&G

As the first African American to win the Olympic women’s gymnastics all-around and team gold…

By Hajj Flemings

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Cool Jobs: Kimberly Holland, Manager to the (Olympic) Stars

CEO of Icon Management represent best of best in Track & Field

Kimberly Holland, a fierce female who represents the who’s who in Track & Field, overcoming…

By Gil Robertson

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Jay-Z to Serve As Executive Producer of ‘NBA2K13’

The Brooklyn-born rapper and entrepreneur adds executive producer to his accomplishments with upcoming “NBA2K13” game

Multi-platinum selling rapper-turned-entrepreneur Jay-Z is venturing into new waters with his latest business endeavor. It…

By Janel Martinez

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There’s a little trick when it comes to the game of golf: the way you carry yourself on the green far outweighs how you play the game. Golf swagger, if you will. Don’t get me wrong, its authentic skills that will get you the W, but working towards that inevitably takes time and right now all you have is your reputation (possibly even a job offer) on the line. Don’t fret,  BlackEnterprise.com  caught up with Rodney Green, director of golf at the Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club, who briefed us on the dos and don’ts of golfing—whether you’re a beginner or a well-seasoned golfer. You can catch the PGA professional giving one-on-one instruction at The Black Enterprise Pepsi Golf and Tennis Challenge this Labor Day weekend (August 30-September 3, 2012)--Janel Martinez

#GT2012: One Networker’s Passion for Golf And Business

Al Florant, founder of The Passion Network, shares why he's bringing his group of business professionals to the Black Enterprise/Pepsi Golf & Tennis Challenge

Financial pro on his passion for golf and business, the goals of The Passion Network,…

By Mia N. Hall

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Turning Athletes Into Angel Investors

Angel Venture Forum launches program designed to help keep millionaire sports professionals from going broke

Pro Athletes Receive Training on How to Become MVP Investors

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The League Scores Big with Social Media During 2012 NBA Finals

As adoring fans await Game 5, see how the NBA stacks up on its social media platforms

In May, 63% of live TV viewers multi-task with their smartphone, posting content online while…

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Charles Barkley  From the onset of his career Barkley was surrounded by greatness. Drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in 1984, he joined a team that includes legends Julius Erving, Moses Malone and Maurice Cheeks. Holding his own, Sir Charles averaged 14 points and 8.6 rebounds per game during his rookie season. A year later, he was the team’s leading rebounder and second scorer before eventually becoming the Sixers’ franchise player until he was traded in 1992 to the Phoenix Suns, where he continued to dominate as a rebounder and team leader. By time he retired in 2000, Barkley became the fourth player in NBA history to achieve 20,000 points, 10,000 rebounds and 4,000 assists. However, the Dream Team gold medalist was never able to win a title to compliment his accolades.

NBA Decoded: Does Social Media Make Athletes Worse Role Models?

Was Charles Barkley right? How social media has made today's athletes flaws as a role model more apparent

When Charles Barkley proclaimed that he wasn’t a role model he had no idea that…

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Penny Hardaway Scores Big with Booming Business Portfolio

The NBA great skyrockets from basketball superstar to flourishing entrepreneur and philanthropist

NBA great Penny Hardaway gets his second wind as a businessman with an impressive portfolio…

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Flagrant Foul: NBA Owners Consider Selling Ad Space on Player Jerseys

Cash-strapped owners consider a drastic move to increase revenue that has many up in arms

In a quest for revenue NBA owners consider placing advertisements on player uniforms which have…

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Is the NFL Draft Set up to Publicly Assault Potential Players?

Questioning whether the treatment of professional athletes coming into the League crosses the line

As fans gear up for the 2012 NFL draft, potential rookies have to prepare for…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Backtalk with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Since retiring from the Los Angeles Lakers in 1989, Kareem Abul-Jabbar continues making his mark…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Vote NOW for Black Enterprise and 50 Cent in ASME’s Cover Contest!

Help make our cover featuring rapper/entrepreneur Curtis Jackson the Reader's Choice Cover of the Year!

Voting is now open for Readers’ Choice honors in the 2012 American Society of Magazine…

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Decoding the Business of Earvin “Magic” Johnson

Adding the L.A. Dodgers to his business portfolio, the NBA Hall-of-Famer continues to secure landmark deals

Magic Johnson’s minority stake in the Los Angeles Dodgers adds on to his impressive business…

By Danielle Kwateng

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ESPN Sports Business Editor Analyzes Impact of Magic Johnson’s Dodgers Deal

ESPN's Keith Reed shares his perspective on Magic Johnson's historic purchase of the LA Dodgers and what it means for the sport

ESPN’s Senior Sports Business Editor Keith Reed shares his perspective on Magic Johnson’s historic purchase…

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NBA Decoded: Have Black Athletes Killed the White All-Star?

As the NBA becomes dominated by African American and international players, White ball players are left on the bench

Dominated by African American and international players, the NBA is left with fewer White American…

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Jalen Rose Dedicates Himself to Educating Detroit’s Children

The former NBA player partners with Jeep to provide a safe haven for Detroit's next generation

Through a partnership with Jeep, former NBA player Jalen Rose gives back to the children…

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Chinese Company Infringes On Michael Jordan’s Brand

The NBA legend and entrepreneur looks to protect his name by any means necessary—internationally

Michael Jordan responds to Chinese apparel company Qiodan Sports Company Limited infringing upon his brand…

By Mia N. Hall

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Financial Adviser Creates March (Money) Madness to Promote Financial Literacy

Brokerage professional gives common sports bracket investment spin

Rob Wilson, created an investment game that plays off the popular March Madness basketball…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on New Role as US Global Cultural Ambassador

The NBA Hall of Famer makes transition into politics as US liaison for people-to-people diplomacy abroad

NBA Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar speaks on his historic role in government and his…

By Mia N. Hall

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Decoding Dwight Howard’s Impact On Orlando’s Economy

What will happen if Superman abandons his metropolis?

With NBA All-Star Weekend happening in Orlando all eyes are on Dwight Howard who requested…

By Adena Andrews

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Super Bowl XLVI: Is the Real Game Online or On the Field?

An examination of social media's influence on the business of the big game

In addition to the commercials, food and finances associated with Super Bowl Sunday, social media…

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Will Marriage Help or Hurt LeBron James’ Brand?

Weighing the pros and cons of marriage and a prenup on a the NBA star's tainted brand

In the wake of LeBron James’ engagement, experts chime in on the impact on his…

By Adena Andrews

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8 Things Every Athlete Should Know Before Going Pro

With both the 2011-2012 NBA and NFL seasons underway after last year’s lockouts it’s become painfully…

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Concords, Christmas and the Marketing Genius of Nike’s Jordan Brand

The after-holiday marketing of Air Jordan sneakers are big business in the fourth quarter

Known as Concords, Nike’s Air Jordan XI always brings out consumer dollars for the holidays…

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Kandi Koated Spades Creators on the Business of Mobile Apps

Video game enthusiasts find success with mobile game designed specifically for people of color

Created by Konsole Kingz, Kandi Koated Spades proves successful for singer/songwriter Kandi Burress

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