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Cool Jobs: BET’s Ken Gibbs Jr. Talks Innovation and the End Of the Internet

Director of OnTV operations breaks down future of the Web

Ken Gibbs, Jr., BET’s director of OnTV operations, talks about the web, being innovative, and…

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Blue Ivy Joke Gets TV Producer Suspended

'106 & Park' professional reprimanded for publicly debated comment about Beyonce's daughter's hair

BET has suspended a producer after joke about Beyoncé and Jay Z’s daughter that aired…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Bow Wow Joins the cast of CSI:CYBER

Bow Wow Joins Cast of CSI:CYBER

TV host and actor will play teenaged hacker

Shad Moss AKA Bow Wow, will play 19 year old hacker, Brody “Baby Face” Nelson…

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VH1 No. One Cable Network Among Black Viewers

BET and OWN were next on list for black audiences at the end of June

VH1 was the most watched cable network during prime time in black households, with 8.1…

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Dream Job, Dream Body: Bobette Gillette, BET’s Director of Corporate Relations

How this media executive balances fitness, career and motherhood

This BlackEnterprise.com series is to motivate business men and women to manage hectic professional and…

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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…

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Exclusive: Keke Palmer’s Television Takeover

Young star talks history-making new show, “Just Keke,” and why age ain’t nothing but a number

In an exclusive interview with BlackEnterprise.com, Keke Palmer speaks on why her new talk show…

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BET Sues Transgender Host B. Scott For $150,000

A judge previously ruled in favor of BET, and now B. Scott may have to pay

The war between B. Scott and BET has grown into a big brouhaha. Who will…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Jay Z, Beyonce and Drake each score 5 BET AWards nominations

Jay Z, Beyoncé, and Drake Get 5 Nods Each for BET Awards

Pharell and August Alsina are right behind them with 4 each

Drake, Jay-Z and Beyonce leads the BET Awards nominations with 5 each

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2014 Women of Power: Producers Shonda Rhimes and Mara Brock Akil

These showrunners are bringing diversity to television

Rhimes and Akil Brock are opening more doors for people of color in entertainment

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2014 Black Enterprise Woman of Power: Sheila Johnson is Making History in Sports

A look at one of Black Enterprise's 2014 women of power

Johnson owns stakes in 3 professional sports teams

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Brett Johnson, BET Founders’ Son, Launches Mens Footwear and Clothing Collection

The rising designer hopes to appeal to young professionals and celebrities

Johnson’s collection of men’s apparel and footwear includes fashion sneakers, polo shirts and T-shirts, and…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Stephen G. Hill Talks Expanding BET Awards Brand and Road to Success

Executive details popular program transition into The BET Experience

As the BET Awards morphs into The BET Experience, BlackEnterprise.com catches up exclusively with Stephen…

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Robert L. Johnson And Dr. DeForest B. Soaries, Jr. Announce Alliance To End Payday Lending, Lower Minority Consumer Debt, And Promote Financial Education

Watch BET Founder Robert L. Johnson Honored at 12:30 at EC Live

RLJ Companies Chairman to be presented with A.G. Gaston Award for Entrepreneurial Achievement at 2013 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference

The Arthur G. Gaston Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to RLJ Companies Chairman, BET…

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‘Real Husbands of Hollywood’ Renewed by BET

Laughs will continue for Kevin Hart's 'reality' series

Do you like the show?

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BET Founder Bob Johnson Buys Regional Trucking Company

Johnson says his goal is to make RLJ Thompson Trucking the largest minority-owned transportation company in the country

BET’s founder Bob Johnson purchases Concord, Virginia based trucking company

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10 Splurge-Worthy Shoes

Which of these brands is your favorite?

BET’s gallery of shoes that will have you drooling

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Five Questions for Reality Show Star Julissa Bermudez

Reality TV is really pushing Julissa's career along.

Julissa talks about how to get over a breakup.

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Most Ridiculous Reality TV Moments of 2012

What is your favorite moment?

The year is not quite over, but BET.com has put together a gallery of 2012′s…

By Demetria Irwin

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BET’s ‘Don’t Sleep’ Gets Expanded Segment

Show goes from two hours a week to a one hour weekly segment

Show goes from two hours a week to a one hour weekly segment

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T.J. Holmes Receives The Hennessy Privilege Award

T.J. Holmes is on the latest cover of Uptown Magazine

T.J. Holmes is on the latest cover of Uptown Magazine

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Rocsi Diaz Joins Entertainment Tonight

Both former 106 & Park hosts have landed new gigs

Both former 106 & Park hosts have landed new gigs

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Malcolm Jamal Warner on Being a Single Dad (on TV)

The Cosby Show comparisons can stop now

The Cosby Show comparisons can stop now

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Keyshia Cole Partners with Steve Madden for New Shoe Line

Hot or not?

Hot or not?

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BET Co-Founder Speaks Her Mind About Direction of Network

Johnson said BET "reinforces negative stereotypes of young people, African Americans in particular."

Johnson said BET “reinforces negative stereotypes of young people, African Americans in particular.”

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70 Percent of BET Hip-Hop Award Tweets Came from Mobile Devices

BET viewers' mobile tweets surpass other award shows

BET viewers’ mobile tweets surpass other award shows

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Intern Chronicles: Media Student Expanded Success Second Time Around

Sekou Bah went back for more learning and experience--- and got it

Intern Sekou Bah expanded his network and experience by returning to BET’s New York marketing…

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Actor and TV Host Terrence J Talks Hollywood Wins and Whitney Houston Memories

Former 106 & Park co-host taking career to the next level

Famous as co-host for BETs top-rated show “106 & Park,” Terrence J is making major…

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Whether you’re an adoring Tupac Shakur fan or not, the unexpected hologram appearance of the deceased rapper during Dr. Dre and Snoop Dog’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival performance on Sunday was nothing short of impressive. With his true to life mannerisms and virtual swag, if you will, this performance gave a glimmer of hope to those who desire to recapture the talent of artists gone too soon. Footage of the monumental performance emerged yesterday morning, generating over a million views on various YouTube videos, and producing a great deal of conversation about the constant evolution of technology. 

BlackEnterprise.com takes a look at 5 other "visual" entertainers.--Reginald Larkin

The Road to the Tupac Hologram: 5 Other ‘Visual’ Entertainers

The late rapper Tupac Shakur’s collaborative performance at Coachella joins the ranks of other innovative…

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Former Music Industry Worker Promotes Empowerment Through Fashion

Fashion entrepreneur Kissa Thompson wants African American community to love their hair, culture and selves equally

Founded by Kissa Thompson, Buttafly Unlimited is more than a T-shirt/apparel line. It promotes positive…

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I Love You Oprah, But I Still Won’t Watch OWN

Here's an idea: Spice things up by sprinkling in some reality and rachetness

Oprah, let’s be real: Reality and celebrity-based TV are not only the popular kids on…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Founder/producer of Southern Fried Filmworks and Big Shade Tree Trevite Willis reveals how widely-recognized brands are successfully reaching out to diverse communities (Image: Winston Ford)

SXSW 2012: How Brands Can Reach a Diverse Online Community

Founder/producer of Southern Fried Filmworks and Big Shade Tree Trevite Willis reveals how big-name brands are successfully reaching out to diverse communities and what you can learn from their techniques

“Mining Diversity: Developing a Community of Color” panelist Trevite Willis discusses best practices for businesses…

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UBR Spotlight: Artyce CEO Candra Palmer’s Tips for Entrepreneurs

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

Artyce Designs Founder Candra Palmer and Tax Practitioner Nikita Johnson join the Roundtable with tips…

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Preview Our World: Wendy Raquel Robinson Hips Us To “The Game”

Also: Discussion with Jeff Johnson, Kim Coles and Chris Spencer; profile of former top model and inspirational school teacher Rashid Silvera.

This week on Our World with Black Enterprise, with host Marc Lamont Hill: Actor Wendy…

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Power Couple: Mara Brock & Salim Akil

Salim & Mara Brock Akil on ‘The Game’ & ‘Sparkle’ Remake

The power couple reveal how they create success in career and their marriage

On the eve of the season 5 premiere of BET’s The Game, producers Salim &…

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In the News: Former NBA Security Director Sues the League; Heart & Soul Plans to Re-emerge and More

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

See what’s going on in the world with today’s compilation of news around the Web

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In the News: Cyber Monday Sales Expected to Surge; NBA Reaches Tentative Deal and More

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

See what’s going on in the world with today’s compilation of news around the Web

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ROBERT “BOB” JOHNSON 	Princeton University 	MA, Public/International Affairs 	Class of ’72   Johnson is the founder of Black Entertainment Television [BET], which launched in 1980. Starting as just a two-hour program, BET developed into a nationwide television channel, becoming the first African American owned company to be acknowledged by the New York Stock Exchange in 1991. After selling the all-Black television network to Viacom in 2001, Johnson became the first African American billionaire.

UBR Spotlight: Master Entrepreneur Robert L. Johnson

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

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable: master wealth builder Robert L. Johnson, chairman of…

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MediaTakeOut Launches New Web-Based Reality Series ‘First Date’

The popular website expands its reach into the realm of original programming

MediaTakeOut.com founder Fred Mwangaguhunga joins forces with Fisher Klingenstein Films to introduce a new web-based…

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2011 Fall TV Preview: 13 Shows Worth Watching this Season

With a batch of new and returning programs here's a guide of what needs your support

Every fall the networks release their fall TV lineups, which include a slew of new…

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Princeton, Harvard, Cornell, Dartmouth, Brown, Yale, Columbia and UPenn all have the distinction of being named Ivy League institutions of higher education. Since February 1954 these eight universities have been heralded for their academic excellence and standout athletic achievements. 	Almost 60 years later, those institutions are still recognized as the most prestigious centers of higher learning nationwide. While the general train of thought would be that the Elite 8 would solely produce cerebral types, some of today’s most notable and creative African American celebrities have walked their hallowed halls as well. With the back to school season in full swing, BlackEnterprise.com highlights 10 celebrities you probably didn’t know attended an Ivy League school. —Amber McKynzie

10 Black Celebrities Who Attended Ivy League Schools

Eight schools have the honor of being labeled Ivy League and—surprisingly—having these 10 celebrities as attendees

The elite eight of higher education are referred to as Ivy League schools. While most…

By Amber McKynzie

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It took only 72 days for Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries’ marriage to dissolve. Reportedly costing a million dollars, the financial loss of the split is obvious. Similarly, Jennifer Lopez may have once sang “Love Don’t Cost A Thing,” but the singer/actress knows first-hand that a  divorce can cost a pretty penny. After eight months of marrige to backup dancer/choreographer Cris Judd, she called it quits in 2002 and coughed up $14 million to Judd. With the recent announcement of her split from salsa singer Marc Anthony, there’s rampant speculation about who’s going to come out richer. J.Lo, whose estimated net worth is $150 million, easily eclipses her estranged husband who earns a respectable $40 million. If the couple signed a premarital agreement, there should be little worry about who gets what. On the other hand, the dirty laundry from some of the following couples was aired when news of their divorces spread. We’ve taken a look at the figures in 10 expensive celebrity divorces. —Brett Johnson

10 Most Expensive Divorces for Black Celebrities

A look at the most costly divorces of the rich and famous

Divorces and separations are all too common in Hollywood. Here’s a breakdown of some of…

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Before reality TV took over, cable networks like BET, MTV and VH1 (along with an assortment of broadcast programs) used to dedicate hours to airing music videos. Now, there are only a handful of such shows around and fans are more likely to watch their favorite artist’s latest clip online than on TV. With that said, the quality and concepts for most musicians have gone down. Gone are the days of the multi-million dollar video shoot that was more than a lip-syncing affair and produced mini movies. Still in the midst of Black Music Month, BlackEnterprise.com takes a trip down memory lane with some of the most expensive music videos made by African American artists. You’ll also discover which famous family has a penchant for not only making records but breaking them (and budgets) as well. —Anslem Samuel

16 Most Expensive Music Videos by Black Artists

Creative expression for music artist sometimes comes at a high cost

From Michael Jackson and MC Hammer to Kanye West and Will Smith, music videos often…

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Best known for his portrayal of Tee Tee on BET’s The Game, Barry Floyd earned his position in the spotlight the hard way. With ambitions of being a writer, the Philadelphia native headed to Hollywood to follow his dreams, but like many aspiring scribes, he saw those dreams deferred. Following a string of production assistant jobs on such TV series as Cuts, Everybody Hates Chris and Girlfriends, Floyd fell into acting when one of the Girlfriends performers was late for rehearsal and he was asked to stand in. Impressed with his performance, the casting director suggested Floyd audition for a part on an upcoming show called The Game. “I had no intention of acting,” he explains. “I was just in the right place at the right time.” 	During the course of the show’s inaugural run on The CW network, Floyd sharpened his acting skills, earning more camera time in the process. Now, at the close of the sitcom’s resurrected season on BET, the actor is refocused on his initial goal, working as the head writer on the online sketch comedy series, Purple Stuff TV.  Managing to navigate his way through the bright lights of Tinseltown, Floyd shares a few of his trade secrets with BlackEnterprise.com.

Barry Floyd’s 6 Steps to Making it in Hollywood

The writer-turned-actor from BET's 'The Game' explains how he made it and you can too

The writer-turned-actor from BET’s ‘The Game’ explains how he made it and you can too

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Young Bosses: 6 Successful Brand Builders Who Got An Early Start

Learn from these business leaders how to take charge at an early age and change the game

Learn from these business leaders how to take charge at an early age and change…

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In the News: Disaster Strikes Japan; Debra Lee Named to Obama’s Advisory Board; Ne-Yo Closes Deal with Cartoon Network

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

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UBR Morning Post: Learn From Billionaire Bob Johnson

Bonus content on the entrepreneurs and strategies featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

Bonus content on the entrepreneurs and strategies featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

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We're only a week away from Black Enterprise's 6th Annual Women of Power Summit.  Next week, both  seasoned businesswomen and up-and-coming entrepreneurs will congregate in Orlando for three days of networking and insightful workshops. To celebrate the occasion, check out our list of 10 business mavens under 40. You can catch them live at this year's summit or via BlackEnterprise.com's up-to-the-minute coverage. —Janel Martinez (Image: Thinkstock; all other images courtesy of subject)

Top 10: Young Women of Power

With just a week before the Women of Power conference, BE highlights some of the brightest female entrepreneurs and execs under 40

We’re only a week away from Black Enterprise’s 6th Annual Women of Power Summit. Are…

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Unemployed? The White House and Monster.com Want to Hear from You

The Obama administration is giving job hunters the opportunity to sound off about the economy

The White House is teaming up with Monster.com to weigh in on the economy via…

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10 Reasons Why Black Girls Rock

BGR founder Beverly Bond tells us all the reasons Black women should (and will!) be celebrated

This Sunday, celebrity DJ and former model Beverly Bond and friends celebrates the power of…

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Beverly Bond Shows the World That ‘Black Girls Rock’

The renowned DJ tells how she turned a t-shirt slogan into a national movement

DJ Beverly Bond began her entertainment career rockin’ the turntables at the hottest clubs for…

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Watch: Actress Kim Fields Stays in the Game, Part 2

Multitalented actress discusses the business of filmmaking.

Kim Fields is the new host of BET's Lens on Talent.
We spoke to veteran actress,…

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No. 2: Robert L. Johnson, The Power Player

Follow the Black Enterprise 40th Anniversary countdown of the most impactful black business leaders of the past 40 years

In celebration of our 40th anniversary, Black Enterprise ranks the Titans: The 40 Most Powerful…

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Robert Johnson Creates Lending Facility for Mortgage Servicers

BET founder seeking TARP funds to finance venture

Through Urban Trust Bank, Robert L. Johnson created a new entity, Homeowners First Bank. Homeowners…

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Reginald Hudlin Leaves Post as President of BET

Hudlin's departure announced via e-mail to staff

Reginald Hudlin, president of entertainment at BET Networks, is stepping down from his position according…

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RLJ Development Checks Out, Cashes In

Company sells hotel real estate for nearly $900 million in deal with Inland Real Estate Group

BET founder Robert L. Johnson’s real estate investment company, RLJ Development L.L.C. (No. 8 on…

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Four Days of Empowerment

Sheila Johnson, Ruby Dee Davis, others share wisdom at Women of Power Summit

Sheila Johnson, Ruby Dee Davis, and others share wisdom at Women of Power Summit.

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Bob Johnson’s New Liberia Venture

BET founder set to open luxury African hotel

BET founder set to open luxury African hotel

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Will DC Air fly?

BET founder is confident of new venture despite odds

Robert Johnson’s position on the board of directors of US Airways has landed him a…

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