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Atlanta Architect Raises Advocacy for Young Black Males

Project H.U.S.H. encourages dialogue on the top issues affecting black males in the U.S.

Find out how Atlanta Architect, R.L. Byrd is utilizing his passion for writing to provide…

By Chanel Martin

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Kidpreneur Launches Publishing Company That Celebrates Brown Girls Everywhere

Promotes high self-esteem and positive self-images for black girls

Kidpreneurs never cease to amaze and make us wonder what we were doing with our…

By Gwen Jimmere

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Nely Galán is Teaching Female Entrepreneurs How to Become ‘Self Made’

Nely Galán shares valuable, candid, no-nonsense lessons learned on her own path to becoming self-made

Nely Galán shares valuable, candid, no-nonsense lessons learned on her own path to becoming self-made.

By Kimberly Wilson

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Launch Your Life With The Single Wives Club and “Ready To Werk”

Single Wives Club is an education and empowerment organization for single ladies who are preparing to become wives

Single Wives Club is an education and empowerment organization for single ladies who are preparing…

By Daron Pressley

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Annette Gordon-Reed, Pulitzer Prize-winning author

Black History Month: Annette Gordon-Reed, Pulitzer Prize-winning Author

29 days of modern black history makers

Professor and historian Annette Gordon-Reed was the first African American to win a Pulitzer Prize…

By Safon Floyd

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Sakinah Ibrahim Talks Being Nominated For an NAACP Image Award

2016 NAACP Image Award nominee talks empowering the African diaspora youth through the Arts

2015 NAACP image award recipient talks empowering African diaspora youth through the Arts.

By Kandia Johnson

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Tavis Smiley Signs Multiyear Development and Production Deal with Warner Bros. Television Group

New deal will bring two new, scripted television series to the network

Award-winning author, broadcaster and producer Tavis Smiley inks multiyear deal with Warner Bros. Television Group…

By Courtney Connley

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‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Author Set to Release New Novel This Summer

Award-winning author to publish new book after a more than 50-year hiatus

“To Kill a Mockingbird” author Harper Lee is set to release a sequel to the…

By Courtney Connley

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Award-Winning Matchmaker and Author, Paul C. Brunson, Brings His Life Story to the Big Screen

DeVon Franklin and Columbia Pictures to assist Brunson with life story film

Matchmaker, author and entrepreneur, Paul C. Brunson, to bring his life story to the big…

By Courtney Connley

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On the Move: Aliya S. King Joins Ebony and Kim Keenan Named CEO of Leading Nonprofit

Ebony magazine and the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council make new staff announcements

Ebony names Aliya S. King as its new entertainment editor, and Kim Keenan becomes CEO…

By Courtney Connley

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Brooklyn Eighth-Grader Becomes Author of Two Books

13-year-old teen uses the help of the internet to self-publish two novels

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Brooklyn teen Angela Content is proof that age is nothing but a…

By Courtney Connley

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Journey to a Book Adventure

An information technology professional finds his real passion in storytelling

Because Parr didn’t have an itinerary for his travel, he promised to stay in touch…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Rapper-turned-author Gene "Malice" Thornton

Rapper Gene “Malice” Thornton Finds God & New Career as Author

From artist-to-author, the Virginia-based MC explains how God changed his life

Malice of the Clipse shares how his path to God led him to be a…

By Anslem Samuel

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Russell Simmons is a lover of books. Not only did he recently release Super Rich: A Guide to Having it All, but the mogul (who is featured in the February 2011 issue of Black Enterprise) keeps his bookshelves jam packed with interesting reads. I took a peek while waiting for the crew to get the lights set for our Power Player interview with Simmons for the Black Enterprise Business Report and took note of what was there. Along with three Buddha statues, an ’80s hip-hop bobble head (complete with pseudo-Kangol and Adidas), a photo of his daughters, Ming Lee and Aoki Lee, with Oprah, and a bonsai tree that’s seen better days, Simmons’ office shelves offers a window into his soul—and his favorite reads. Here are 10 great books on Russell Simmons’ shelf. Tastemaker that he is, if Simmons loves it, it’s almost guaranteed to please!--Caroline Clarke

10 Great Reads From Russell Simmons’ Bookshelf

You can tell a lot about a person by what they read. Here's a window into the mind of the music mogul and businessman.

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By Caroline Clarke

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