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BACKTALK with Russell Simmons

BLACK ENTERPRISE caught up with the 53-year-old to discuss the motivation behind Super Rich, how…

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Backtalk with Laila Ali

Black Enterprise caught up with the 33-year-old to talk about her inspiration for her line…

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Backtalk with John Legend

In his latest album, Wake Up! a collaboration with The Roots, six-time Grammy award-winning artist…

By Black Enterprise

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Backtalk with Susan L. Taylor

Focusing on our children with National CARES Mentoring Movement

For nearly four decades Susan L. Taylor was the leading force behind Essence magazine. Today,…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Backtalk with Ginuwine

Multiplatinum recording artist talks about his bout with depression and his commitment to helping others suffering from it

Elgin “Ginuwine” Lumpkin rose to stardom after his 1996 debut, but just four years later,…

By Veronica Buapim

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Backtalk with Ray Nagin

Five years after Katrina, the former New Orleans mayor weighs in on the recovery and the impact of the BP oil spill

Katrina was one of the costliest natural disasters and one of the five deadliest hurricanes…

By Joyce Jones

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Backtalk with Daymond John

The "Godfather of Urban Fashion" shares key lessons on branding and entrepreneurial success

Businessman and self-made millionaire Daymond John is best known for his ’90s clothing line FUBU—“For…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Backtalk with Kirk Franklin

Grammy Award-winning gospel artist talks about life lessons and his new book

When Kirk Franklin assembled a 17-member vocal ensemble of neighborhood friends and associates he dubbed…

By Shenelle Wallace

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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…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Backtalk with Antoine Fuqua

Director shares his motivation for launching his film program for Brooklyn youth

Film director Antoine Fuqua is one of a handful of black directors who makes action/suspense…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Backtalk with Gloria Reuben

Accomplished singer and actress shares why she is an ardent champion of environmental causes

Gloria Reuben is not only an accomplished singer and actress, starring in popular television series…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Backtalk with Robert L. Satcher Jr.

DR. ROBERT L. SATCHER JR. completed three space walks as part of an 11-day Atlantis…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Backtalk with Gwen Ifill

Black Enterprise turned the tables on Gwen Ifill, getting her thoughts on objectivity in the…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Backtalk with Anika Noni Rose

Acclaimed actress shares her thoughts on the impact a movie about an African American princess can have on black girls

From a self-proclaimed dreamer to a world-renowned Dreamgirl, actress and singer Anika Noni Rose has…

By Ed Gordon

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Backtalk with Wyclef Jean

Growing up in Croix-de-Bouquets, Haiti, until the age of 9, Wyclef Jean’s music often sheds…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Backtalk with Justine Simmons

In an episode on the hit MTV reality show, Run’s House, Justine Simmons’ sons jokingly…

By Siobhan Dixon

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Judith Jamison: Former Artistic Director, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Backtalk with Judith Jamison

Trailblazing choreographer discusses her barrier-breaking career

World renowned choreographer, dancer, and author Judith Jamison has broken many barriers in her career.…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Backtalk with Wendy Williams

Radio Hall of Fame inductee and best-selling author takes a stand against youth violence

Radio personality Wendy Williams talked to black enterprise about her passion to reduce youth violence…

By Renita Burns

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Backtalk with Boris Kodjoe & Nicole Ari Parker

Actors share how their daughter's spina bifida changed their lives

Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker share how their daughter’s condition has changed their lives,…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Backtalk with James Pickens Jr.

Acclaimed actor and star of Grey's Anatomy shares his passion for cattle roping

Perhaps best known as Chief of Surgery Richard Webber from ABC’s medical drama Grey’s Anatomy,…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Ask Sheree: When an Employee Suffers Cultural Bias

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