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The 5 Most Livable Countries For Comfort Seekers Pam Grier to be Honored at Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit REVIEW: Is ‘Dear White People’ Worth Your Precious Dollars?! 6 Black Men, 87 Children Between Them: Iyanla Vanzant Intervenes Bishop TD Jakes Sues Young Jeezy Will Packer Discusses How ‘No Good Deed’ Almost Didn’t Get Made Reports: NFL Player Ray Rice Contract Terminated 10 of the Best Celebrity ALS Ice Bucket Challenges Smarter Than Einstein: 11-Year-Old Scores High on IQ Test 25 #RichWhitePeopleProblems You Never Knew Existed Golf 101: Rules of Engagement For Making Money On the Green Tupac Shakur’s Legacy Hits Broadway 15 Most Critically Outrageous Tweets From #BETAwards ‘Think Like A Man Too’ Big Business At ABFF and Box Office Chris Spencer: How a Class Clown Became A Successful Businessman Civil Rights Group Goes After Bravo For Atlanta ‘Real Housewives’ Nasty Brawl Mama Glow Author and Entrepreneur, Latham Thomas Shares Secrets to Her Success Sports Biz Q&A: Grant Hill Reflects on All-Star Weekend, Discusses His Art Collection and Talks Duke’s Jabari Parker How The NFL Is Tackling Homophobia Online Awards Lets Moviegoers Name The Best in Black Cinema Over The Past Year Olympic Speedskater Shani Davis on Sochi, Rocking Under Armour and the Obamas Cicely Tyson to be Honored at Women of Power Awards Q&A: Rashad Evans on UFC’s 20th Anniversary, His Relationship with Dana White and Being Mistaken for Rampage Jackson BlackEnterprise.com’s Bermuda Getaway Contest Winner [Photos] Issa Rae Creator of The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl Debuts New Series The X Factor’s Marcus Canty Talks Music, Success & Becoming a Brand [Video] Q&A: 7 Minutes With ‘The Butler’ Director Lee Daniels His Home Foreclosed, a Daunte Culpepper-Themed Restaurant Is Set to Open Family Business: Brandy, Ray J & Their Commercial Bloodline The Roots Picnic Returns For Its 6th Year and Group Honored By Philadelphia with Mural As He Soars, Sales of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 Steady Top 5 Movies Where Will Smith Plays the Hero Ryan Leslie on ‘Black Mozart’ Project, New Perspectives — and a New Business Model Lance Gross Talks Tyler Perry and Being the New Face of SoftSheen Carson Where Are They Now: The Wire Favorites Laz Alonso Discusses His Acting Career Omar Hamilton’s OHPsalms Builds Lasting Travel Experiences for Clients Iranian Press Alters Michelle Obama’s Oscars’ Gown to Look More Conservative Experience NASCAR through Black Enterprise Live Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins: Singer, Director, Survivor and “Champion” Kenji Summers: Inspiring a Generation of Youth to Explore the World Naomi Campbell: From Ripping the Runway to Producing TV Shows Beyoncé Shares Blue Ivy in New HBO Documentary Kerry Washington to Receive Top Honor at NAACP Image Awards Black Female Tattoo Artist Speaks on Creativity, Racism in Art World Dawn Branch: Parlaying a Passion for the Arts Into a Business Tyrese Gibson on Filmmaking and Picking Up Where Jodeci Left Off 11 Black Presidents Under 50 & Their Presidents’ Day Advice for Obama

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The 5 Most Livable Countries For Comfort Seekers

We all seek comfort. It is a human necessity. From wanting a warm and cozy…

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Pam Grier to be Honored at Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit

Hollywood’s first female action star to receive Legacy Award for her work in film and business

Pam Grier to be honored with the Legacy Award at Black Enterprise’s 2015 Women of…

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REVIEW: Is ‘Dear White People’ Worth Your Precious Dollars?!

Justin Simien's Sundace-approved satire has sharp wit

When Dear White People, written and directed by first-time filmmaker Justin Simien, made its debut…

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The inspirational guru makes her TV return with 'Fix My Life' on OWN

6 Black Men, 87 Children Between Them: Iyanla Vanzant Intervenes

Emotional national discussion about the responsibilities of fatherhood

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In an “Iyanla: Fix My Life” special television event on…

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Bishop TD Jakes Sues Young Jeezy

Sues the rapper for using a passage of his sermon

Bishop TD Jakes sues rapper Young Jeezy for using part of his sermon in the…

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Will Packer Discusses How ‘No Good Deed’ Almost Didn’t Get Made

The Hollywood hitmaking producer’s 13th film opens in theaters this weekend

Sony’s release this weekend of No Good Deed marks Hollywood hitmaker Will Packer’s 13th film.…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Reports: NFL Player Ray Rice Contract Terminated

With social media and industry outraged, here are 30 Twitter reactions to wife's assault

Baltimore Ravens’ Ray Rice is currently being ethered by Twitter as the full video of…

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10 of the Best Celebrity ALS Ice Bucket Challenges

Celebrities have helped to raise more than $50 million

Helping to raise more than $50 million for ALS, we’ve rounded up the best ALS…

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Smarter Than Einstein: 11-Year-Old Scores High on IQ Test

Results prove British boy to be a genius

According to results from a Mensa test, an 11-year-old British boy has an IQ higher…

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25 #RichWhitePeopleProblems You Never Knew Existed

Trending topic picks up speed on social media

With huge U.S. wealth disparity, BlackEnterprise.com takes a look at #RichWhitePeopleProblems, a hashtag gaining popularity…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Golf 101: Rules of Engagement For Making Money On the Green

Instructor and blogger give tips on mixing business with the game

Golf instructor and blogger give tips on doing business on the green and maximizing opportunities…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Tupac Shakur’s Legacy Hits Broadway

Hip-hop musical featuring rap icon's music and lyrics appeals to new audiences

A new Broadway play highlighting the life and works of Tupac Shakur hits theaters but…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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15 Most Critically Outrageous Tweets From #BETAwards

Twitter kept jokes flowing throughout the night of high points---and mishaps

Twitter came out in full force with the most outrageous and critical insights on the…

By Kevin L. Clark

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‘Think Like A Man Too’ Big Business At ABFF and Box Office

Photo highlights from the 2014 American Black Film Festival

Photo highlights from the 2014 American Black Film Festival

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Chris Spencer: How a Class Clown Became A Successful Businessman

'I was always the class clown but didn't know stand up would be my calling until my junior year in college'

I bet you didn’t know that he is partly responsible for the BET hit show,…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Civil Rights Group Goes After Bravo For Atlanta ‘Real Housewives’ Nasty Brawl

Producers claim they didn’t see the fight coming

ColorofChange and other industry observers are wondering if the blowup wasn’t bound to happen given…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Mama Glow Author and Entrepreneur, Latham Thomas Shares Secrets to Her Success

This Wellness Expert is all about spreading the Glow

Wellness entrepreneur, Latham Thomas defines the title of her book Mama Glow as a “certain…

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Sports Biz Q&A: Grant Hill Reflects on All-Star Weekend, Discusses His Art Collection and Talks Duke’s Jabari Parker

Grant Hill talks to BlackEnterprise.com as he and Turner Sports gear up for All-Star Weekend

Grant Hill is on TV. A lot.

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How The NFL Is Tackling Homophobia

Although a number of retired pro-football players are gay no active player is out of the closet

Do you think a gay player would be accepted?

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Online Awards Lets Moviegoers Name The Best in Black Cinema Over The Past Year

ABFF Hollywood Awards recognize the work of African Americans in the motion picture industry and outstanding films portraying the b lack experience

ABFF Hollywood Awards will be determined by popular vote of the general public

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Shani Davis is gearing up for the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

Olympic Speedskater Shani Davis on Sochi, Rocking Under Armour and the Obamas

With the Sochi Winter Games just weeks away, an email chat with the former Olympic Gold medalist

“Balancing business and performance has been a challenge like never before, but that’s a blessing.”

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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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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…

By Darren Sands

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

Bermuda winner, Wendy's, vacation photos

Check out these hot photos

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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…

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The X Factor’s Marcus Canty Talks Music, Success & Becoming a Brand [Video]

This young singer has a lot he wants to accomplish after X-Factor put him on the scene

X Factor is over but that doesn’t mean the show is over for R&B soul…

By Amber McKynzie

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Q&A: 7 Minutes With ‘The Butler’ Director Lee Daniels

On a black president, artistic obligation and the film's success

The Butler is already getting Oscar buzz.

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UCF's Daunte Culpepper (pictured) finished his college career with the sixth-most passing yards in NCAA history.

His Home Foreclosed, a Daunte Culpepper-Themed Restaurant Is Set to Open

Ex-NFL star is Univ. of Central Florida legend

Where one opportunity closed, another is apparently opening.

By Darren Sands

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Family Business: Brandy, Ray J & Their Commercial Bloodline

Brandy and Ray J may hold the spotlight, but they wouldn't be there without their family.

What started as Willie Sr.’s simple love for music in Mississippi transformed into a mainstream…

By Amber McKynzie

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The Roots Picnic Returns For Its 6th Year and Group Honored By Philadelphia with Mural

Have you ever been to one?

Aside from the Roots, concert attendees were able to enjoy a diverse group of artists

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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…

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Top 5 Movies Where Will Smith Plays the Hero

Which of these is your favorite Big Willie flick?

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

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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

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

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

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

By Darren Sands

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

What's your opinion of Lance?

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

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

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

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

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

Where Are They Now: The Wire Favorites

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

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

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Laz Alonso Discusses His Acting Career

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

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

By Amber McKynzie

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Omar Hamilton’s OHPsalms Builds Lasting Travel Experiences for Clients

Where do you go after helping Oprah navigate through Barbados? Well, you go back to work in The Caribbean!

Music industry executive Omar Hamilton turns fun events into a legitimate business

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Power and grace: First Lady Michelle Obama

Iranian Press Alters Michelle Obama’s Oscars’ Gown to Look More Conservative

Iran's media alters images of First Lady Michelle Obama's Oscars' gown.

Iranian press changes images of Michelle Obama because her shimmery gown was “too revealing” for…

By Amber McKynzie

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Black Enterprise's Janell Hazelwood and Kimberly Wilson visited Daytona Beach, Fla., Feb. 23 for the Daytona 500 race, to explore the business and diversity of NASCAR. Here, they are pictured with pit crew professionals, several of which were products of the 'Drive for Diversity' program. (Images: Kimberly Wilson/BlackEnterprise.com)

Experience NASCAR through Black Enterprise Live

The Black Enterprise team went down to the Daytona 500 to explore the business of NASCAR and their "Drive for Diversity"

The Black Enterprise team went down to the Daytona 500 to explore the business of…

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Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins: Singer, Director, Survivor and “Champion”

While she looks to revive her entertainment career, T-Boz continues to give back to those with leukemia and sickle cell anemia

Her reality show just ended but Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins has got so much else going…

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Kenji Summers: Inspiring a Generation of Youth to Explore the World

Do you have a passport? Where have you traveled?

Less than 40 percent of Americans have a passport

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Naomi Campbell: From Ripping the Runway to Producing TV Shows

Legendary Supermodel Naomi Campbell has gone from running the catwalk to producing TV shows like "The Face"

Have you seen the show?

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Beyoncé Shares Blue Ivy in New HBO Documentary

Beyoncé shows off her baby girl, Blue Ivy, during her HBO documentary Life Is But A Dream.

After keeping her life private for so long, Beyoncé opens up her pregnancy and how…

By Amber McKynzie

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Kerry Washington to Receive Top Honor at NAACP Image Awards

TV's first black leading lady in over 40 years will be recognized by the NAACP

‘Scandal’ leading actress, Kerry Washington, has been named the recipient of the NAACP President’s Award…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Black Female Tattoo Artist Speaks on Creativity, Racism in Art World

How many black female tattoo artists do you know?

Being a black tattoo professional has placed the artist in a strange caste.

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Dawn Branch: Parlaying a Passion for the Arts Into a Business

From working with celebrities to creating the next set, through dance

The arts have and will always be around as long as there is talent and…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Tyrese Gibson on Filmmaking and Picking Up Where Jodeci Left Off

'Baby Boy' has his eye on making moves behind the camera

From ‘Baby Boy’ to behind the scenes–Actor and singer Tyrese Gibson talks about moving behind…

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11 Black Presidents Under 50 & Their Presidents’ Day Advice for Obama

Presidential advice for the Commander-in-Chief from men and women of color who hold similar titles in business

In honor of Presidents’ Day, 11 Black Presidents from the world of business share their…

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Women of Power

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Motivational Entrepreneur Lisa Nichols Talks How She Reclaims Her Power

Preparing for her appearance at the 2015 Women of Power Summit, motivation guru Lisa Nichols…

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Women of Power Summit: Ten Facts About Susan L. Taylor

Former Editor-In-Chief, Susan L. Taylor, is being honored at Black Enterprise’s Women of Power Summit…

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