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#PowerTV: 5 Tips to Get Your #Power Back When the Going Gets Tough

Naturi Naughton, star of Starz TV's "Power," shares her secrets for navigating through tough times in business and in love

The following was written by Naturi Naughton, who stars as Tasha St. Patrick on the hit Starz…

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Michael Jackson’s Estate Reaps $750 Million in Sony Venture Exit

The deal would give Sony control over the rights to almost 4 million songs

On Monday, March 14, Sony Corp. agreed to purchase Michael Jackson’s stake in a jointly…

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Whenever most people think about the Academy Awards, it’s the actors, actresses and directors that often come to mind first. (Congratulations to Octavia Spencer on joining the short list of African American Oscar winners during the 84th Annual Academy Awards.) However, there are dozens of other categories that highlight the hard work of Hollywood’s behind-the-scenes players. For instance, the categories of Best Original Song and Best Original Score feature several African American winners. Here are seven oftentimes forgotten names from the world of music on the list of African American winners. —Darralynn Hutson

[Op-Ed] The Academy Awards and Diversity

The check-the-box mentality is all too common in many aspects of business

The racial and ethnic composition of the Academy does not reflect the American movie going…

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Dennis “3D” Scott Leaps From the Basketball Court to Television

Record-holding NBA 3-point shooter and TNT broadcaster talks about changing roles

Dennis Scott talks his new site, smooth transition from the court to his own TV…

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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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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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Actor/producer Nate Parker

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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