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NBA Decoded: Have Black Athletes Killed the White All-Star? Jalen Rose Dedicates Himself to Educating Detroit’s Children Chinese Company Infringes On Michael Jordan’s Brand Financial Adviser Creates March (Money) Madness to Promote Financial Literacy Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on New Role as US Global Cultural Ambassador Decoding Dwight Howard’s Impact On Orlando’s Economy Super Bowl XLVI: Is the Real Game Online or On the Field? Will Marriage Help or Hurt LeBron James’ Brand? 8 Things Every Athlete Should Know Before Going Pro Concords, Christmas and the Marketing Genius of Nike’s Jordan Brand Kandi Koated Spades Creators on the Business of Mobile Apps 10 Sports Business Professionals (of Color) to Follow on Twitter Entrepreneur of the Week: Maurice Womack, OurBuckeyeHub The End of the NBA Lockout Excites Small Business Owners Former NFL Player Finds Success in Franchising & Television 8 Things Every Athlete Should Know Before Going Pro Michael Jordan Motorsports on the Track to Success Jimmy Graham: A Story of Survival & Beating the Odds Corporate Professional Trades in Suits for Soccer Gear Decoding the Business of College Sports: Academics Over Athletics NBA Lockout Inspires Dahntay Jones to Be Money Smart Golf Has Been Calling You. It’s Time To Give In WNBA President Laurel Richie Steers League in New Direction Homophobia in Sports: The Other Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Baseball’s Top Black Executive Ready to Partner with Minority Businesses Jalen Rose: A Ring Doesn’t Make a Champion WATCH: Interview with NFL’s Plaxico Burress Runner’s High Prepping Players for Life after the NFL What You Can Learn from… the Barry Bonds Conviction Shaunie O’Neal’s 3 Pointers to Scoring a Reality TV Deal Football Hall of Famer Franco Harris Next Play Means Big Business Why the Big Bowl Games Are Big Business Venus Williams on How to Make Smart Decisions for Your Brand Laila Ali Launches Eco-Friendly Beauty Products Line Celebrity Side Hustle: Skateboarder Terry Kennedy Stakes His Claim on the Industry A Lesson from LeBron in Emotional Intelligence Sports Franchise CFO Talks Boosting Bottom Lines Backtalk with Earvin “Magic” Johnson Kelly Kulick Becomes First Woman To Win PBA Title Tiger Woods: Golfer or Inmate?

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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Before the NBA lockout ended, SportsNetworker compiled a list of the “Top 10 Sports Business Professionals To Follow On Twitter,” highlighting individuals at major sports entities who will keep their followers abreast of the latest industry news. The list was diverse in that it included both men and women, however, none of the candidates were of color. Since the 2012 NBA season tipped off on Christmas Day, BlackEnterprise.com decided to compile a select list of Black professionals from sports media, marketing, public, and community relations that may have been overlooked. If you’re a basketball fan looking to keep your ear to the tweets, here are 10 sports business professionals of color to follow on Twitter. —Mia Hall

10 Sports Business Professionals (of Color) to Follow on Twitter

The NBA lockout is over and the season's started but here's how to stay on top of what's going on

With the 2012 NBA season underway there are specific sports business leaders you need to…

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Entrepreneur of the Week: Maurice Womack, OurBuckeyeHub

With OurBuckeyeHub.com, Maurice Womack has his eye on the immense universe of Ohio State University fans. Beyond that? All of college fandom is in his sights.

With OurBuckeyeHub.com, Entrepreneur of the Week Maurice Womack has his eye on the immense universe…

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The End of the NBA Lockout Excites Small Business Owners

Entrepreneurs whose yearly profits are tied to the NBA season let out a sigh of relief

The NBA lockout didn’t just upset fans but the financial power of entrepreneurs who make…

By Mia N. Hall

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Former NFL Player Finds Success in Franchising & Television

From the gridiron to the grill, Frank Rice tackles the restaurant business and Hollywood

After a career-ending injury, NFL star Frank Rice found success through family franchising and appearing…

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8 Things Every Athlete Should Know Before Going Pro

Athletes should consider these ground rules before signing on the dotted line

BE Next lists a number of prerequisite moves and options any future franchise player should…

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Michael Jordan Motorsports on the Track to Success

Jordan’s VP of Corporate Relations shares the team's winning strategy in business and on the track

Serving as the Vice President of Corporate Relations for Michael Jordan Motorsports, Kreig Robinson made…

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Jimmy Graham: A Story of Survival & Beating the Odds

Overcoming abuse and abandonment, the inspiring NFL star tackles life head on

Before he was an NFL star Jimmy Graham was an orphan abandoned by his mother…

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Corporate Professional Trades in Suits for Soccer Gear

Long love of sports takes woman into international career path

Quina Martin spent years as a corporate hiring professional until one day, she answered the…

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Decoding the Business of College Sports: Academics Over Athletics

Being a student athlete is about more than physical excellence but academic achievement as well

Student athletes are often seen as those who receive favoritism in the classroom, but professional…

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NBA Lockout Inspires Dahntay Jones to Be Money Smart

The pending NBA lockout teaches players that even a millionaire has to save for a rainy day

The NFL lockout is over but the NBA lockout is still looming. Indiana Pacers guard…

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Golf Has Been Calling You. It’s Time To Give In

I thought the game was too slow, too dull and too expensive. Now I know just how wrong I was

If you’re a businessperson (I’m talking to you ladies, too) with ready-made reasons for why…

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WNBA President Laurel Richie Steers League in New Direction

The marketing executive reveals her winning strategy for leading women's athletics in to the future

As the WNBA’s first African American woman president, Laurel Richie brings her marketing experience and…

By Andreas Hale

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Homophobia in Sports: The Other Don’t Ask Don’t Tell

Will the world of sports ever accept an openly gay player in the locker room?

The world of sports is all about masculinity and competition, so being gay doesn’t coincide…

By Andreas Hale

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Baseball’s Top Black Executive Ready to Partner with Minority Businesses

League's Diverse Business Partners Program provides resource for small firms

There are many young businessmen and women who dream of a high-powered job in professional…

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Jalen Rose: A Ring Doesn’t Make a Champion

ESPN analyst discusses LeBron James’s playoff run and today’s athlete’s obsession with championships over the game

Former NBA player and ESPN analyst Jalen Rose chimes in on the debate over LeBron…

By Andreas Hale

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WATCH: Interview with NFL’s Plaxico Burress

Just days after his release from prison, the NFL receiver talks to correspondent Shannon Lanier about his career, his brand and his future

Just days after his release from prison, NFL receiver Plaxico Burress goes on the record…

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Runner’s High

Marathoner uses sports as a training ground for life

Like many entrepreneurs during the recession, Temeko Richardson felt pressures on all fronts. A slowdown…

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Prepping Players for Life after the NFL

Despite the lockout, Troy Vincent looks to prepare players for life after retirement

Despite the lockout, former NFL defensive end Troy Vincent looks to prepare football players for…

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What You Can Learn from… the Barry Bonds Conviction

When it comes to your career, there are things you should do to protect your rep and not fall victim to the competition.

When it comes to your career, there are things you should do to protect your…

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Shaunie O’Neal’s 3 Pointers to Scoring a Reality TV Deal

The executive producer for Basketball Wives provides winning tips for making your reality show dreams...reality

The Los Angeles native spoke to BlackEnterprise.com about shopping around her five season reality TV…

By Janel Martinez

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Football Hall of Famer Franco Harris Next Play Means Big Business

The former Pittsburgh Steeler's new venture marks his foray into sporting goods

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As the featured running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the…

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Why the Big Bowl Games Are Big Business

Washington DC official discusses economic impact the Military Bowl could have on the city

The University of Maryland Terps will face the East Carolina University Pirates in the 2010…

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Venus Williams on How to Make Smart Decisions for Your Brand

The tennis champion shares her three guiding principles for success

Williams tells Black Enterprise that she attributes her stellar track record to her parents’ mentorship…

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Laila Ali Launches Eco-Friendly Beauty Products Line

The boxing phenom talks product placement and plans for a lifestyle brand

“I think entrepreneurs should start small with a plan to grow big.”–Laila Ali

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Celebrity Side Hustle: Skateboarder Terry Kennedy Stakes His Claim on the Industry

The scoop on the entrepreneurial pursuits of athletes, entertainers and other stars

Professional skateboarder Terry Kennedy talked with BlackEnterprise.com about how he’s making his mark on the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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A Lesson from LeBron in Emotional Intelligence

Cavaliers Owner Dan Gilbert's response to James' exercising control over his NBA career amounts to a flagrant foul

Emotional intelligence is the ability to manage yourself and your emotions, and to understand and…

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Sports Franchise CFO Talks Boosting Bottom Lines

Changes in budget policy helped company make gains

As CFO of the parent company of several sports franchises that include the NBA’s Toronto…

By Alan Hughes

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Backtalk with Earvin “Magic” Johnson

The entrepreneur and NBA Hall of Famer talks about the mindset necessary to build real wealth

It’s been 14 years since Earvin “Magic” Johnson has donned his No. 32 purple and…

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Kelly Kulick Becomes First Woman To Win PBA Title

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kelly Kulick left all the guys in the gutter.
Kulick became the…

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Tiger Woods: Golfer or Inmate?

'Vanity Fair' cover shines harsh light on golf's (former) golden boy

Was “Vanity Fair” magazine fair in its portrayal of Tiger Woods, or did the magazine…

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Cool Jobs: Television Executive Micheline Bowman Balances Career and Side Hustle

Fox News’ Micheline Bowman has more than 15 years experience in television and has a…

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Women of Power: 10 Black Industry Leaders in Television and Film

Though the representation of women of color on TV and in film is still lagging…

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