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Black History Month: Sheila C. Johnson, CEO of Salamander Hospitality

29 days of modern black history makers

Sheila C. Johnson, best known as co-founder of Black Entertainment Television, is the first African…

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RLJ Entertainment Recognizes Black History Month With Special TV Programming

Lineup includes dramas based on true events

RLJ Entertainment’s Urban Movie Channel (UMC) is kicking off Black History Month with the premiere…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Microsoft Board Chair John W. Thompson’s ‘Fireside Chat’ a Highlight of Wall Street Project Annual Gala

Thompson to be honored alongside Sheila C. Johnson and Bernard J. Tyson

It has officially been announced that Microsoft Chair and CEO of Virtual Instruments, John W.…

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2016 ABFF AWARDS

BET Networks Partners With American Black Film Festival For 2016 ABFF Awards

"A Celebration of Hollywood” hosted by actor and comedian Mike Epps will premiere on BET and Centric

“The ABFF Awards: A Celebration of Hollywood,” presented by the American Black Film Festival and…

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Black Star Grove Expands the Cultural Horizons of Black Youth

Founder Amber Turner promotes self-confidence, academic excellence and leadership

Amber Turner, M.A. was witnessing a trend that she grew increasingly frustrated with. The lack…

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NAACP Image Awards: Box Office Hits ‘Creed’ and ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Take the Lead

Shondaland hits 'Scandal' and 'How to Get Away with Murder' also get nods

Nominees for the 47th annual NAACP Image Awards were announced, with ‘Creed’, ‘Straight Outta Compton’,…

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#BEBizChat: Jai Stone Talks Building a Successful Business Without Compromising Your Happiness

Founder of Emotional Nudity providing tips for women entrepreneurs

Entrepreneur and Periscope star Jai Stone will share tips for women to build successful businesses…

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[Women of Power] One-on-One with Debra Lee

Power moves straight from the power suite

Accomplished and celebrated businesswoman, Debra L. Lee, chairwoman and CEO of BET Networks, will be…

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BET Brings Back ‘UnCut’: Social’s Most Hilarious Reactions

Controversial show returns as the network loses hit showrunners for 'Being Mary Jane' and 'The Game'

BET’s ‘UnCut’ is back on the air and social media is on fire about it.

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Roc Nation Sports and BET Are Stepping Into The Ring

These two companies are teaming up to change the boxing experience

“It’s more than just boxing, it’s more than a sporting event, and that’s why we…

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On the Move: Zola Mashariki Joins BET as Head of Original Programming

Mashariki will work alongside Stephen Hill to bring new programming to the network

BET Networks names Zola Mashariki EVP of original programming, where she will work alongside Stephen…

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Top 10 Moments from Black Girls Rock

First Lady Michelle Obama, Tracee Ellis Ross, Janelle Monae, Fantasia, and more

In celebration of women in the areas of entertainment, education, philanthropy, and health, “Black Girls…

By Kandia Johnson

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Event Encourages Black Women to Seek Help for Mental Health Issues

Event offers a venue for women to support one another and build self esteem

A Woman’s Worth Conference & Celebration (AWWCon15) hosted by Shannon Baylor-Henderson offered a venue of…

By Aniesia Williams

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10 Black Business Power Couples In Black History

These self-made millionaires and billionaires created some of the most iconic brands in the black community

The Carters (Shawn “Jay-Z” and Beyoncé , the Smiths (Will and Jada), the Wests (Kanye…

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The Book of Negroes: Actress Aunjanue Ellis Talks the Impact on Black History

The star of BET’s new miniseries shares thoughts on slave narratives and blacks who don’t want to see them

As the leading lady in her first major starring role on BET’s miniseries The Book…

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Mara Brock Akil Talks ‘Being Mary Jane’ and Saying Goodbye to ‘The Game’

Producer and writer says she feels blessed that 'The Game' is getting an ending

Television producer and writer Mara Brock Akil talks the new season of “Being Mary Jane”…

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MC Lyte partners with Dillard University, BET and Soul Train

MC Lyte Partners With BET, Soul Train and Dillard University

TV host announces Hip Hop Sisters Foundation's scholarship initiative

MC Lyte has partnered with BET, Soul Train and Dillard University for the Hip Hop…

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Robert Johnson Launches Urban Movie Channel

Robert Johnson Announces Launch Of Urban Movie Channel

The founder of BET continues to add to his legacy by introducing his latest venture

Robert L. Johnson, owner of RLJ Entertainment, has launched his latest venture, Urban Movie Channel.…

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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…

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