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Has Black History Month Been a Failure?

Should this month still exist?

Young black school children don’t learn that our people mapped, calculated and erected some of…

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: Russell Simmons

Today's quote of the day comes from legendary entrepreneur Russell Simmons

We will publish a landmark quote from an African American legend every day of Black…

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I Will Always Love—And Miss—Dr. Betty Shabazz

Lifetime's Betty & Coretta renews my deep appreciation for the personal encouragement I received from Dr. Shabazz.

I’d been looking forward to the Lifetime movie Betty & Coretta for weeks. However, when…

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Black Birthdays for February 3rd: Sean Kingston and Julio Jones

Every day of Black History Month this February we will alert you to the birthdays of the many celebrities, activists, and athletes.

Check out whose birthday it is.

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: John H. Johnson

Today, February 2nd, we have a quote from the founder of Johnson Publishing, John H. Johnson.

We will publish a landmark quote from an African American legend every day of Black…

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: Black Enterprise Founder Earl G. Graves, Sr.

Today, February 1st, our first quote comes from Black Enterprise Magazine Founder & Publisher, Earl G. Graves.

We will publish a landmark quote from an African American legend every day of Black…

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The Men Behind Dr. Martin Luther King: Where Are They Now?

They say behind every great man is a great...man?

While he has become the face of the Civil Rights Movement, he had some equally…

By Jonathan Hailey

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Cornel West: The Building of a Black Intellectual Empire

West has had an unprecedented influence on this generation of colored people both rich and poor.

Dr. Cornel West is a towering intellectual respected by the academic and hip hop community.

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Black History: Never Stop Telling Our Story

Thirty-five years ago, the landmark television mini-series Roots first aired on ABC for eight consecutive…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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The Oscars have been the source of lauding and loathing for many in the African American community, from those in the field to those in the audience. This year was an unforgettable one, as actresses Octavia Spencer and Viola Davis received nominations (with Spencer going home with a win as Best Supporting Actress), some criticism, and many well-wishes from peers and fans alike. 


As the Oscars buzz continues, BlackEnterprise.com caught up with five top black talents in front of and behind the cameras to talk their career triumphs and challenges, why they continue to pursue their dreams and the Hollywood politics they navigate daily. ---Christian Law

Black Hollywood Talent Talk Careers and the Politics of the Hollywood

Five professionals to watch in 2012 dish on Tinseltown triumphs and challenges

These top black actors and Hollywood professionals to watch discuss career triumphs and how politics…

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on New Role as US Global Cultural Ambassador

The NBA Hall of Famer makes transition into politics as US liaison for people-to-people diplomacy abroad

NBA Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar speaks on his historic role in government and his…

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6 Inspiring Black Inventors Who Changed the World

How your everyday life was influenced by these innovative African Americans

How your everyday life was influenced by these innovative African Americans

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Entrepreneur of the Week: Chental-Song Bembry, The Honey Bunch Kids

Young author promotes literacy through her innovative and entertaining book series

Teenpreneur Chental-Song Bembry launches Honey Bunch Kids, a book series that promotes literacy amongst young…

By Brian Dawson

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'Slavery By Another Name' airs February 13, 2012 on PBS

Director Sam Pollard Discusses ‘Slavery By Another Name’

Spike Lee collaborator explores the parallels between slavery and the industrial prison complex in new documentary

Longtime Spike Lee collaborator Sam Pollard delivers Slavery By Another Name, a powerful documentary covering…

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A 35th Anniversary Tribute to the Landmark ‘Roots’ Miniseries

This history-making television event breathed credibility into the idea that I could, indeed, do and be anything I wanted to.

While the miniseries’ place in the firmament of American television history is firmly established, the…

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Influential Blacks Who Could Bend Presidents’ Ears

African American leaders whose advise, insights led to groundbreaking change

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In the News: Walgreens Celebrates Black History Month; ‘T-Commerce’ On the Rise; Foreign Journalists Attacked

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

One of the country’s largest drug store chains is highlighting more than on-the-shelf sale items…

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Ford’s 2011 Taurus SHO’s Love to the Black Community & Your Pockets

Automotive analyst Jeff Fortson test drives the new model and shares his experiences

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After an 11-year absence, the current-generation Taurus was resurrected in…

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Tuskegee Airmen Honored in Off-Broadway Play

�Black Angels Over Tuskegee� Debuts to Sold Out Crowd

The play “Black Angels Over Tuskegee” follows six heroic African American men who all share…

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New Civil Rights Museum Honors Sit-In Legacy

Historic site houses original artifacts, highlights black history

Counteracting racism was never as literal as it was on Feb. 1, 1960, when four…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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NY Post’s Ape Cartoon More Than Harmless Satire

Racist cartoon depicts monkey as author of stimulus bill

The New York Post and Sean Delonas have done it again. This time, Delonas, who…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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When Corporations Celebrate Black History Month

Who offers the best concept to honor our legacy?

BlackEnterprise.com’s editorial assistant, Renita Burns, and reporter Marcia A. Wade decided to rate the efforts…

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Online Lesson Plans Make Black History Interactive

Teachers: Commemorate February with Web-ready resources

Black History Month holds special meaning for many Americans this year as the world watches…

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Maggie Lena Walker: The Making Of A Black Bank

America's first woman president of a financial institution founded one of the nation's oldest surviving black-owned banks

Walker became the country’s first woman president of a financial institution and founded one of…

By Gertrude Woodruff Marlowe

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Required Reading on Black Business History

Books by and about great black entrepreneurs underscore our legacy in business.

Each February, as we celebrate African American History Month, we recognize the achievements of black…

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African American History Month Proclamation

President Obama issues proclamation kicking off African American History Month

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Marathon Men

These CEOs have led their companies to perennial status on the B.E. 100s list. Here are their predictions for the next quarter century.

Many businesses have made the BE 100s over the 25-year history of the list. Several…

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