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Decoded: Rihanna’s Brand is Definitely Not ‘Anti’ Profitability

Check out the Bajan pop singer's biggest business wins

Rihanna, who recently released her latest album ‘Anti,’ has a brand bankability not to be…

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[WATCH] Ava DuVernay, Hill Harper, Black Lives Matter Founder and More to Be Honored

ImageNation Cinema produces a special tribute to changemakers and activists

ImageNation foundation kicks off Black history month with a special tribute to changemakers and activists.

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NBA2K Sued For Using Players’ Tattoos Without Permission

Tattoos include butterflies on Kobe Bryant's arm and designs on LeBron James' forearms

On February 1, tattoo company Solid Oak Sketches filed a lawsuit against Take-Two Interactive and…

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SAG Awards: Diversity is All the Buzz

During the toast, actor Idris Elba announced, "Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to diverse TV."

While the casts of ‘Spotlight’ and ‘Downton Abbey’ won the top awards, the topic of…

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The Birth of Nate’s Nation

How actor and activist Nate Parker plans to televise the revolution

With only a few short days left at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, actor and…

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Tyra Banks Welcomes Baby Boy

The former model and beauty entrepreneur welcomes son York with boyfriend Erik Asla

Tyra Banks is a brand-new mom! The beauty entrepreneur and former supermodel announced the birth…

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Serena Williams Beats Maria Sharapova and Advances to Semifinals

The 34-year-old No. 1 ranked player beat long-time rival 6-4, 6-1, despite having a bout of food poisoning

In Melbourne, Australia tennis pro Serena Williams defeated Maria Sharapova for an 18th time on…

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[WATCH] Zendaya Is New Face of CoverGirl

The actress' first CoverGirl TV commercial will air live during the Grammys on Feb. 15

On Thursday, January 21, 19-year-old actress Zendaya shared on Instagram that she is the newest…

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Cam Newton Named MVP and Offensive Player of the Year

Quarterback tallied 4,400 yards of total offense and 45 touchdowns for the 2015 season

On Wednesday Jan. 20, Cam Newton was named the NFL’s Most Valuable Player and…

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Bill Cosby No Longer on Hampton University Board of Trustees

Institutions are slowly distancing themselves from the entertainer

Entertainer and philanthropist Bill Cosby has long been a supporter of HBCUs but, after the…

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[WATCH] Spike Lee, Jada Pinkett Smith Set to Boycott Oscars Over Diversity Issue

Head of Academy says they're reviewing membership and working to improve diversity

Black Hollywood heavyweights speaking out in outrage over what they say is an issue of…

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Jamie Foxx: Singer, Actor, Comedian, Hero

Entertainer pulls man from burning vehicle

Late Monday night, Foxx heard a crash outside the gates of his home in Hidden…

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“Ride Along 2″ is a Comedy-Filled Road Trip

The comedy hit theaters Friday, Jan. 15

Ride Along 2, starring Ice Cube and Kevin Hart hit theaters Friday, January 15.

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[WATCH] John Legend’s New TV Series ‘Underground’

Plantation slaves plan the 600-mile escape from Georgia to their freedom

On January 16, 2016, WGN America released two new trailers on Twitter for John Legend’s…

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[WATCH] Kevin Hart Gets His Own Line of Nike Kicks

'Ride Along 2' co-star becomes first actor/entertainer to have his own cross trainer

Comedian Kevin Hart has his own Nike sneaker, dubbed “Hustle Harts,” reportedly becoming the first…

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Adidas Celebrates Jesse Owens With Black History Month Collection

Footwear inspired by an American sports hero and cultural icon

Adidas has announced a new Black History Month footwear collection, inspired by Jesse Owens.

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Happy Founders Day: 10 Celebrity Power Women Who Belong to Delta Sigma Theta Sorority

These women are industry leaders--from entertainment to education to business

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority is celebrating its Founders Day today. The empowering women’s organization was…

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Jamie Foxx Lands Role in ‘Robin Hood: Origins’

Academy Award–winning actor set to play Little John in 'gritty' film

Jamie Foxx is set to play Little John in “Robin Hood: Origins,” a Lionsgate film…

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Camille Cosby Will Not Be Deposed in Case Against Husband

Emergency motion to stay the deposition by accusers' lawyers was allowed

Camille Cosby will not be deposed Wednesday in a case of defamation by seven accusers…

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Jaden Smith is New Face of Louis Vuitton Womenswear Line

Teen actor continues gender-bending fashion statements

Jaden Smith is adding luxury endorsements to his resume, becoming the face of Louis Vuitton’s…

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[WATCH] LeBron James Turns 31 Today

Forbes estimates his net worth at $65 million, ranking in at #6 of the World’s Highest-Paid Athletes in 2015

December 30 is LeBron James’ birthday. The American pro basketball player, famously born in 1984…

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10 Startup Celebrities and What You Can Learn From Their Success

Learning from the top startup celebrities is a sure way to get ahead in business

Learning from the top startup celebrities is a sure way to get ahead in business.

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Harlem Globetrotters Star, Meadowlark Lemon, Passes Away at 83

He is survived by his ministry, children, wife, and beloved fans

83-year-old Meadowlark Lemon, the “Clown Prince” of the Harlem Globetrotters, passed away in his home…

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[WATCH] Word on the Street: Oprah Winfrey Buys $14 Million Ski Oasis in Colorado

Home features heated driveway and high-tech home automation system

The home was originally built for its previous owner, tech executive Bob Wall. Completed in…

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‘The Passion’: Tyler Perry Hosting TV Musical About Jesus

Fox greenlights deal for two-hour event set to coincide with Palm Sunday 2016

Fox has ordered a two-hour live musical event hosted and narrated by Tyler Perry called…

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Serena Williams Is Sports Illustrated’s 2015 Sportsperson of the Year

The 34-year-old is the first female athlete to be honored with the title since 1983

Serena Williams was recently named the Sportsperson of the Year by Sports Illustrated, a coveted…

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Golden Globes 2016: Complete List of Nominees

Empire gets nominated for top television drama series

Early Thursday morning, the nominees for the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards were revealed. This…

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Queen Latifah to Star in Lee Daniels’ Music Pilot for Fox

Series will will be set in Atlanta music scene with three lead women

Queen Latifah has made an exciting announcement recently, sharing publicly that she will be staring…

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Celebrities Taking Action: Michael Vick Fighting for ‘Pets in Cars’ Bill

If passed, the bill would allow police officers the authority to save dogs and cats from cars in unsafe temperatures.

Steelers quarterback Michael Vick has announced his support of PA House Bill 1516, also called…

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LeBron James Signs Lifetime Deal with Nike

Contract is first lifetime deal in the shoe and apparel company’s 44-year history

Today, LeBron James has agreed to a lifetime endorsement deal with Nike, the first deal…

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2016 Grammy Awards: Kendrick Lamar Dominates & Omarion Gets Best … Twitter Rant Award

The Weeknd and Taylor Swift also among the top nominees

Kendrick Lamar earned 11 Grammy nominations in nine different categories, while pop star Omarion takes…

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Drake Opens Flagship Store for Clothing Line OVO

Hip-Hop star ventures into fashion entrepreneurship

Drake announced the opening of his October’s Very Own (OVO) flagship store in Los Angeles,…

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Shonda Rhimes’ Year of Yes: Stay Open to the Unknown, You Might Be Surprised

Creator of Scandal and Grey's Anatomy talks new book and the year that changed her life

Year of Yes, published by Simon & Schuster, documents a year in which Rhimes, a…

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Cool Jobs: The Harlem Globetrotter

MTV director Ezinne Kwubiri talks traveling and handling business around the world

The Harlem Globetrotter, Ezinne Kwubiri, has been working with MTV over the last eight years…

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Akon Named ‘Tech Human Agent of Change’ by WIRED and Nokia

Rapper and songwriter Akon makes list of global tech influencers

Rapper and Songwriter Akon has been named a Tech Human Agent of Change by WIRED…

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Hit the Slopes with Bravo TV’s New Luxury Travel Series “Après Ski” and Meet Cast Member Kendra Larkin

Cast member Kendra Larkin talks career transition, new travel series, and planning luxury travel experiences for the rich and famous

“Après Ski” cast member Kendra Larkin talks career transition, reality tv and planning luxury travel…

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Celebrities Giving Back: Beyonce’s $7 Million Housing Gift

Apartments provide residential as well as social services for tenants

The housing accommodates men and women and supports its residents by providing meals, job readiness…

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[WATCH] Misty Copeland and Yo-Yo Ma Rock The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

The dynamic duo caused waves on social media

On Monday Oct. 5, Misty Copeland and Yo-Yo Ma performed on The Late Show with…

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Uniting for Activism: Usher, Harry Belafonte Spark Vital Chat on Driving Change

Bridging the gap, the two talk education, Civil Rights Movement and Black Lives Matter

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Entertainer Usher and legendary actor and activist Harry Belafonte sat down recently during an…

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Black Motorsports Leaders: Mercedes Driver Lewis Hamilton Becomes Formula 1 World Champ

He's the first driver in the series to win 10 or more races in consecutive seasons

Often touted as the “first black driver in Formula 1,” Lewis Hamilton has won his…

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‘Castle’ Star Tamala Jones Talks Near Death Experience and Strong Roles For Women of Color

The brain aneurysm survivor talks purpose and being a successful actress

The in-demand actor has amassed impressive credits to her resume, and her work in beloved…

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Serena Williams Talks Business, Branding, and Sports Performance

The tennis superstar is an ambassador for innovative sports brand MISSION

When I am competing and training I am 100% focused. But I love being an…

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Meet the Members of The Money Team

The Money Team to pursue their passions and create profitable businesses for themselves

Outside of the ring, Floyd Mayweather empowers his team, known as The Money Team, to…

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[WATCH] Michelle Obama Steals the Spotlight at White House State Dinner

Her black Vera Wang dress was the talk of the Internet

FLOTUS steals the spotlight at White House State Dinner for Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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This Week’s Highlights: The Best and the Brightest

Check out the top trending news stories from this week

Here is a recap of this week’s highlights, some of the biggest news, tech, career,…

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Ex-NFL Player Warrick Dunn Gives 144th Gift of Homeownership to Single Parent

He and his foundation help provide resources for first-time home buyers

Warrick Dunn has decided to expand his NFL legacy with philanthropy, and he’s giving the…

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[WATCH] Taraji P. Henson Talks Viola Davis’ Emmy Win on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’

The 'Empire' actress shares, "I think the universe is happy. Viola deserved that award."

On ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show,’ Taraji P. Henson discusses Viola Davis and her ground-breaking Emmy…

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5 Lessons We Can All Learn From Viola Davis’ Emmy Awards Acceptance Speech

Viola Davis makes history at the Emmy awards as the first African American woman to win Outstanding Lead Actress in Drama Series

Viola Davis makes history as the first African American woman to win Outstanding Lead Actress…

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Viola Davis and Regina King Make Emmy History

Davis quotes Harriet Tubman in her acceptance speech and envisions an equal playing field for black actresses

Viola Davis delivers moving speech as she becomes first black woman to win an Emmy…

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[WATCH] Sean Diddy Combs Joins Tech and Music Industry Innovators at 2015 Revolt Music Conference

REVOLT music conference features some of the biggest names in music and technology, including Scooter Braun, Vania Schlogel, NO I.D., Troy Carter, Jay Brown, and more

REVOLT music conference features some of the biggest names in music and technology, including Scooter…

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Angela Simmons and Harlem Globetrotters Presents 90th Anniversary Collection Fashion Show

Angela Simmons teams up with Harlem Globetrotters to present anniversary collection for NYFW

Angela Simmons teams up with Harlem Globetrotters to present anniversary collection for NYFW.

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Nicki Minaj Ranks First Among Latest Highest-Grossing Tours

Rapper turned pop-star brings in a whopping $13 million in revenue from tour

Nicki Minaj brings in $13 million from touring, ranking her first in latest highest-grossing tours.

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Rapper Nelly Uses College Scholarships to Elevate Black Community

His actions speak louder than words

For the past 10 years, Rapper Nelly has been supporting black college hopefuls by providing…

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Black Women Reign on September Magazine Covers

Check out celebs as they grace the cover of your favorite fashion, trade, and health mag

Check out black women as they grace the covers of your favorite fashion, trade, and…

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Kanye West to Receive Video Vanguard Award

The hip-hop mogul will be honored at this year's MTV VMA's

This year at the MTV VMA’s, hip-hop superstar and entrepreneur Kanye West is set to…

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8 Inspiring Quotes from Women Who Dared Greatly

Motivating quotes that will inspire you to be successful

Motivating quotes that will inspire you to be successful

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Caught on Twitter: Wiz Khalifa Restrained at Airport Because of Hoverboard

Customs officials on video during incident in Los Angeles

Hip-hop artist Wiz Khalifa was restrained by customs officials in Los Angeles because, he says,…

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Is a ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Sequel In the Works?

Hip-hop artist Daz reveals plans for film depicting the rise of Death Row Records

Daz, a member of Dogg Pound, told TMZ that the film will include depictions of…

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Queen Latifah Lands ‘Variety Magazine’ Cover

The media mogul sat down with the mag to talk 'Bessie', her past and what's next

Check out media mogul Queen Latifah on the cover of ‘Variety’ magazine’s September issue

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Shaun King-gate? Did Black Lives Matter Activist Lie About His Race?

Activist denies lying and says there's a "conspiracy" against him in his work to highlight injustices

Black Lives Matter activist is at the center of controversy after reports that he falsely…

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PhaShanta Hubert Talks Becoming a Celebrity Host and Running Her Own Media Company

Hubert attributes much of her success to her family

PhaShanta discusses balancing her own media company, building a brand, and motherhood.

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$40 Million Secret? Michael Jordan’s Nike Endorsement Details Revealed

Superstar baller's attorneys detail how much he earned in lawsuit against grocery chain

A court case has exposed what is being touted as one of Nike’s biggest kept…

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Stevie Wonder Expands ‘Songs in the Key of Life’ Tour

New dates announced starting Sept. 30 in Montreal and ending Nov. 24 in New York City

The performances include the R&B icon’s hits from his Grammy-winning 1976 double album, “Songs in…

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Danny Glover, Issa Rae, and Patrice Cullors in Martha’s Vineyard to Discuss African Americans and Media

'Changing the Script: Media, Culture, And Black Lives' panel explores depictions of blackness

‘Changing the Script: Media, Culture, And Black Lives’ panel explores depictions of blackness.

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How 5 Celebrities Pay it Forward with Education Programs

How Lebron James, Serena Williams, Tyrese, and more pay it forward with education programs

How Lebron James, Serena Williams, Tyrese, and More pay it forward with education programs

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Beyonce Covers Vogue’s Coveted Biggest Issue

Third time a black woman has covered the September book

Beyonce’s feature makes only the third time a black woman has covered the September issue…

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Willow Smith Drops Words of Wisdom During ‘I-D Magazine’ Shoot

Teen talks her music and shares what she thinks of her generation

Willow Smith talks her music and shares what she thinks of her generation.

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Regulators: Driver’s Fatigue Caused Crash That Injured Tracy Morgan

Kevin Roper was awake 28 consecutive hours before the crash

As federal investigation continues, details surrounding car accident that injured Tracy Morgan and killed fellow…

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NFL Launches New Women’s, Men’s, and Junior Apparel Lines

Actress Tika Sumpter, a Carolina Panther's fan, among featured celebrity endorsers

Actress Tika Sumpter, of ‘The Haves and the Have Nots’ among celebrity endorsers of NFL’s…

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Serena Williams Turns Up the Glamour on Cover of New York Magazine

The star athlete talks upcoming U.S Open and life after tennis

The star athlete Serena Williams stuns on cover of New York Magazine, talks upcoming U.S…

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[WATCH] Denzel Washington Inspires Youth at Louisiana Boys and Girls Club

Film star talks how to succeed as a leader with longevity

Denzel Washington made a visit to the Boys and Girls Club of Baton Rouge, La.,…

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Idris Elba Becomes ‘Maxim’s’ First Solo Male Cover Feature

FIlm star talks 'Star Trek Beyond,' career passions and more in latest issue

‘Maxim’ is featuring first ever male solo cover with actor Idris Elba.

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Lauryn Hill Wows Tonight Show with ‘Feeling Good’ Performance

Hill’s rendition of “Feeling Good” comes from the newly released album “Nina Revisited: A Tribute to Nina Simone.”

Lauryn Hill stops by Tonights Show to perform Nina Simone’s “Feeling Good” from “Nina Revisited:…

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Image Maker to Celebs Like Mariah Carey Shares Tips on Protecting Wealth

Chris Chambers discusses financial pitfalls and successes

Chambers says a common thread in clients he has seen do well with money is…

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Queen Latifah and Mary J. Blige Join NBC’s ‘The Wiz’

Iconic singers set to join TV version of the classic musical

Queen Latifah and Mary J. Bilge, set to join TV version of the classic musical,…

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Golf & Tennis Challenge: Getting to Know Estelle

Artist gears up for 2015 Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge

BlackEnterprise.com thought it imperative to catch up with Estelle to hear a about what she…

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Celebrity Outrage Over Death of ‘Cecil the Lion’ Ignites Twitter and Facebook

#CatLivesMatter hashrBtag trending on Twitter

Controversy surrounding the Internet’s outrage over death of Cecil the lion, leaving to some to…

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[WATCH] Jay Z and Will Smith Team up to Produce Emmett Till Miniseries

The men join forces to executive produce HBO series about the 1955 murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till

Jay Z and Will Smith join forces to executive produce HBO series about the 1955…

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[RECAP] FLOTUS and Rapper Wale: Advice for College Students

Michelle Obama told students "Education should be cool again"

As part of FLOTUS 2015 Reach Higher Initiative, students joined Rapper Wale and TV Personality…

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Happy Birthday Iman: 10 Career Highlights of a Supermodel Turned Business Woman

Somali-born beauty, Iman, celebrates her 60th birthday on July 25

Somali-born beauty, Iman, celebrates her 60th birthday on July 25.

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Playwright Dominique Morisseau On Detroit and ‘Paradise Blue,’ Starring Blair Underwood

The multi-award winner talks the impact of building a foundation

Dominique Morisseau discusses her play, ‘Paradise Blue,’ her hometown of Detroit, and the challenges of…

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LeBron James Inks New Deal With Warner Bros.

Warner Bros. announces partnership with Lebron James' production company, SpringHill Entertainment

Adding to his legacy and joining the ranks of other iconic NBA players turned business…

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What Patti LaBelle Taught Me About Business

How a night of unplanned entertainment turned into a business lesson

I had planned to work over the weekend but an opportunity to attend the concert…

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Taraji P. Henson and Viola Davis Make History With Emmy Award Nominations

The women make history with Emmy nominations for roles on ‘How to Get Away With Murder' and 'Empire’

Viola Davis and Taraji P. Henson make history With Emmy nominations for roles on ‘How…

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Dave Chappelle, Ava DuVernay, Russell Simmons and More Celebrate ‘Art for Life’ 20th Anniversary

Russell Simmons’ Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation celebrated its 20th anniversary at the 16th annual 'Art For Life' benefit

Russell Simmons’ Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation celebrated its 20th anniversary Art For Life benefit.…

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Jay Z Unites Roc Nation Music and Tidal at Barclays Center

The hip-hop mogul continues to push TIDAL in new partnership with Barclays Center

Earlier today, Billboard broke the news that Jay Z’s Roc Nation Music imprint had come…

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Comedian Flex Alexander to Emcee Comedy Underground Series

Flex Alexander talks returning to his first love while emceeing the Comedy Underground Series on Friday, July 17

Flex Alexander and a new batch of stand-up comics are set to take the stage…

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Blair Underwood’s Advice to Black Creatives: If You Want More, Create More

The actor talks the entertainment biz and making your own opportunities

Black Enterprise caught up with Blair Underwood to discuss his insights on success in the…

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Three Young Black Models Rock ‘Teen Vogue’ Cover

Imaan Hammam, Aya Jones, and Lineisy Montero grace the August 2015 issue

Models Imaan Hammam, Aya Jones, and Lineisy Montero grace the August issue of ‘Teen…

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Blair Underwood to Give 2015 Commencement Address at AmericanInterContinental University

The actor talks education, giving back, and what he hopes to share with this year's graduating class

On August 8, Blair Underwood will offer words of wisdom to the class of graduating…

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Sheryl Lee Ralph Spills the Secrets of Having a Long and Successful Career

The actress shares what it takes to make it in the entertainment industry

Sheryl Lee Ralph on what it takes to make it in the entertainment industry.

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What 50 Cent Can Teach Us About Bankruptcy and Taxes

What really happens when you file for bankruptcy

Rapper 50 Cent filed for bankruptcy after a jury ordered him to pay a $5…

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4 Incredible Stats About Serena Williams’ Historic Win at Wimbledon

The tennis star adds to her illustrious career with her “Serena Slam”

Check out four notable moments of Serena Williams’ illustrious tennis career after big win at…

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50 Cent Owes at Least $10 million, Files for Bankruptcy

The rapper, who was just ordered to pay $5 million over a sex tape, lists IRS and other creditors in filing

Curtis Jackson III, better known as Rapper 50 Cent, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection…

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Beyoncé, Coldplay, and Pearl Jam to Headline New York’s Global Citizen Festival

Festival takes place September 26 in Central Park

Global Citizen Festival takes place in New York on September 26.

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Why Branding is Blinding: What Bill Cosby Can Help Us Remember

What Stacey Tisdale learned from a personal encounter

A questionable encounter I had with Bill Cosby serves as an example as to how…

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Kevin Durant and Nike Are Bringing New Life To Old Basketball Courts

They will be using new recycling technology to build outdoor courts

Kevin Durant is teaming with Nike for a new initiative to bring quality outdoor basketball…

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Queen of Soca Spices Up BE Golf & Tennis Challenge

Alison Hinds set to perform at highly anticipated event

With your hands in the air and hips swaying, allow yourself to be entranced by…

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NBA Commits $1.4 Billion On First Day Of Free Agency

Players receive massive paydays under leagues' increasing salary cap

As other players sign huge contracts on the first day, Lebron James is putting business…

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[WATCH] Jennifer Hudson, Danielle Brooks, and Cynthia Erivo to Star in ‘The Color Purple’

Previews begin November 9 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre

The Color Purple Returns to the Broadway Stage with previews on November 9 at the…

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Donald Trump Gets ‘Fired’ From NBC For Comments About Immigrants

Backlash for statements about Mexican immigrants continues to build for the media personality

Several networks have decided to end their affiliation with the candidate after comments about immigration…

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Misty Copeland Named First African American Principal Dancer at American Ballet Theater

The star ballerina takes the lead

Ballerina Misty Copeland became the first African American female principal dancer in the company’s 75-year…

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[WATCH] Celebrities Step up to Michelle Obama’s ‘Gimme Five’ Challenge with Healthy Meals

Celebrities share their favorite ingredients for a delicious and simple meal

Celebrities respond to the #GimmeFive Challenge and share their favorite ingredients for a delicious and…

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So You Want To Be Famous?

The Root Live talks how to become famous and the best way to use it for business

The Root Live talks how to achieve fame and the best way to use it…

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Magic Johnson Enterprises Acquires Equitrust Life Insurance Co.

The former Laker expands reach in insurance and financial services community

Magic Johnson Enterprises has long focused on ethnically diverse and underserved urban communities, and continues…

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Rihanna Launches Collection of Temporary Tattoos

The fashionista collaborates with Jewelry Designer, Jacquie Aiche

Rihanna Collaborates with Jewelry Designer for Temporary Tattoo Collection.

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GQ Recognizes Some of the Most Stylish Athletes in New List

The magazine galvanizes a few of sports style icons

Lebron James and Mario Balotelli made the cut for GQ’s most stylish men alive list.

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Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs Released On Bail Following Arrest at UCLA

The mogul got into altercation with son's football coach

A source close to Diddy claims “that he acted in self-defense”. According to the source,…

By Michael Tolbert

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John Legend launches ‘The Legend Experience’ Luxury Travel and Expedition Tour

The legendary singer creates 11-day, jetsetting tour for up to 50 guest

John Legend launches “The Legend Experience” luxury expedition tours on two continents.

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ABFF Remembers ‘Boyz n the Hood’ with John Singleton

Filmmaker shares insight into what inspired him

ABFF remembers “Boyz n the Hood,” a story of a group of childhood friends in…

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Sanaa Lathan to Star in ‘Flyy Girl’ Film Adaptation

Actress expected to executive produce Omar Tyree's classic novel

Actress, Sanaa Lathan, expected to star in and executive produce Omar Tyree’s classic novel Flyy…

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[WATCH] Ava DuVernay Revels in Being a ‘Black Woman Filmmaker’

The 'Selma' director shares why she's okay with the title

Ava DuVernay isn’t bothered by the label, ‘black woman filmmaker.’ As a matter of fact,…

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Cadillac Shows Support For Young Black Filmmakers At ABFF

HBO Short winner Kiel Scott discusses his journey and relationship with Spike Lee

HBO Short Film winner Kiel Scott discusses his journey and relationship with Spike Lee during…

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[WATCH] Carmelo Anthony Acquires Soccer Team In Puerto Rico

The NBA superstar brings professional soccer to his father's homeland

The perennial NBA All Star and budding entrepreneur Carmelo Anthony became the owner of the…

By Michael Tolbert

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ABFF Day 3: Television and Media Expo

ABFF attendees get up close and personal with major Black TV networks

During ABFF – Television & Media Expo, attendees got a chance to get up close…

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Dwyane Wade Attends Harvard Business School

Miami Heat star furthers his education by enrolling in courses at Harvard

Dwyane Wade takes a break from his job as an ESPN analyst to enroll in…

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‘Empire’: Inside The Writer’s Room

Screenwriters panel on script development and Cookie's quips

ABFF and FOX host Empire screenwriters panel on what goes into developing a TV script…

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[WATCH] Vivian Green Talks Female Empowerment and New Album ‘Vivid’

The soulful singer says fans can expect an energetic new sound from upcoming LP

The soulful singer, Vivian Green, says fans can expect an energetic new sound on…

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Gabourey Sidibe Inks Memoir Deal

The 'Empire' actress plans to publish her story in 2017

Actress, Gabourey Sidibe, plans to publish her memoir in 2017 with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

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Willow Smith is New Face of Marc Jacobs Fall Line

Designer reveals campaign photo and heartfelt message on Instagram

Designer, Marc Jacobs, reveals Willow Smith as new face of fall campaign on Instagram.

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Shonda Rhimes Will Publish Her First Book This Fall

The prime-time showrunner is sharing the power of saying yes with fans

Showrunner, Shonda Rhimes will publish her first book, The Year of Yes, in November of…

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Cam Newton Signs Huge Deal With Carolina Panthers

The QB's new deal puts him in the company of the NFL's elite quarterbacks

In the first year alone, the deal is worth $31 million – broken down into…

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[WATCH] ‘Power’ Creator, Courtney Kemp Agboh, Discusses What to Expect for Season 2

Are you ready for a second season of the Starz original hit show?

Watch Courtney Kemp Agboh chat with the Daily News about how she connected with 50…

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ABFF Ambassador Taraji Henson Wins Critic’s Choice

Empire Actress makes first African American to take home award

As ABFF ambassador, Taraji will join fellow artists, creators and industry innovators as we celebrate…

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[VIDEO] OITNB’s Laverne Cox Poses Nude for Allure Magazine

The actress talks the beauty of imperfection in Allure's annual nude feature

Laverne Cox bares all in Allure’s annual nude feature.

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[WATCH] Cooking With the Stars: 5 Recipes from Celebrity Kitchens

Celebrities share their favorite recipes

Celebrities are turning the heat up in the kitchen with a variety of mouthwatering dishes.…

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Lisa Leslie Talks Upcoming Induction into Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame

Gold Medalist talks career journey and induction into the Women's basketball Hall of Fame

Lisa Leslie, Gold Medalist and first woman to dunk in a professional game, talks career…

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Comedian Tracy Morgan Speaks About Car Accident

Almost one year after the accident involving a Walmart truck, Morgan sat down with Matt Lauer

Regarding his return to comedy, Morgan said to Lauer, “I love comedy. I’ll never stop…

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The Good Life Summer Guide to NYC RnB and Hip Hop Concerts

The hottest concerts to add to your calendar in June

If you’re looking for a reason to take a short trip to New York or…

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Married to Medicine Star Quad Webb-Lunceford Talks Balancing Career, Reality TV and Family

Celeb talks new business ventures and season 3 of Married to Medicine airing on June 7th

Quad Webb-Lunceford talks business ventures and new season of Married to Medicine airing on June…

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Sheryl Underwood’s Tips for Success in Comedy and Business

Strategies for getting ahead, on and off the stage

Sheryl Underwood offers several strategies for getting ahead, on and off the stage.

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NFL Fans Supporting Their Teams Through Crowdfunding

The extent that fans will go to support the success of their favorite teams and players has reached a new level

NFL fans are willing to part with additional money in support of their favorite teams…

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50 Cent’s SMS Promotions Is On The Ropes

The rap mogul's boxing promotion company filed bankruptcy on Monday

“under the direction of Mr. Jackson, SMS Promotions looks forward to reorganizing as a new…

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[WATCH] Pharrell Williams, A$AP Rocky, Zoe Kravitz Premier Dope At Cannes

Movie 'Dope' premiers at Cannes Film Festival

Pharrell Williams, A$AP Rocky, Zoe Kravitz, Chanel Iman and more attend the international premiere for…

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[WATCH] The Weekend Update: Memorial Day Edition

President Obama addresses a particularly significant Memorial Day, as the nation remembers those lost in service

Some of the events of the weekend including the President’s national address, the passing of…

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Akon Helps Provide Electricity To 600 Million People In Africa

Solar Academy responds to Africa’s energy crisis

Senegalese-American singer Akon joins the latest round of celebrities doing “social good” around the globe.…

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Janet Jackson’s 10 Biggest Hit Songs

Celebrate the legend's return to music with some of her greatest hits

Celebrate Janet Jackson’s return to music with 10 of her greatest hits.

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Sneak Peak: Rihanna Teases ‘Secret Garden’ Dior Campaign

Superstar songstress gives fans a taste of new ads and music

Superstar songstress gives fans a taste of new Dior Ad campaign and a snippet of…

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‘Castle’ Star Tamala Jones Launches Brain Aneurysm Survivor Model Search

Actress has teamed up with hatmaker Canada Bliss for a project that hits close to home

Actress Tamala Jones has teamed up with luxury hat maker, Canada Bliss, for a project…

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Beyonce Visits Haiti to See Post-Earthquake Progress

Singer takes #BeyGood abroad for Haitian humanitarian mission

Beyonce takes #BeyGood abroad for Haitian humanitarian mission.

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Tika Sumpter Talks Her Role in Biopic ‘Bessie’

Actress reveals experience playing bisexual lover to 'Empress of Blues'

Actress, Tika Sumpters reveals what it was like playing bisexual lover to roaring 20′s Empress…

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Darrin Henson Talks Preparing for Exotic Dancer Role on Chocolate City

Chocolate City will be in select theaters and On Demand May 22nd in the U.S.

The movie, Chocolate City will be in select theaters and On Demand May 22nd in…

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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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Tia Mowry-Hardrict Lands New Cooking Show

Mowry take on culinary and talks cooking quick heathy meals from her home kitchen

Tia Mowry talks cooking quick healthy meals from her home kitchen on new Cooking Channel…

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[WATCH] Singer Amerie Offers Her Version of ‘Extraordinary Means’

Songstress reveals some of her favorite books and other interesting insights via Youtube

Songstress Amerie reveals of her favorite books and other interesting insights via viral social media…

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NFL Punishes Tom Brady And New England Patriots

The NFL has ruled on the evidence presented, agent says he will appeal the decision

Tom Brady and the Patriots aren’t happy with the NFL’s decision, and Brady’s agent says…

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BE Exclusive: Jane Fonda Discusses Raising a Black Daughter

Giving each other life

Mary Luana Williams, nicknamed ‘Lulu,’ never imagined that one day she would call one of…

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Mayweather v. Pacquiao: The Saga Continues

The drama reached a new high after both fighters left the ring

The drama around the fighters continues in the media this week, picking up right where…

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Sweet 16: ‘Married to Medicine’ Star on Making Others Millionaires

Lisa Nicole Cloud talks her industry and empowering others

Self-made millionaire Lisa Nicole Cloud of Married to Medicine shares how she got her start,…

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ABFF Winner Christopher Brandt Writes Movie, Set to Premier on TV One

ABFF champion makes his way to the screen

ABFF winner Christopher Brandt’s original script ‘Runaway Island’ finds a home at TV One.

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