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Denise Boutte Talks Working with Tyler Perry and Her New Movie

Denise Boutte talks career journey and new movie 'For the Love of Ruth'

Denise Boutte had no idea she would land in the TV and film industry, working…

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Star Students: 5 Actors Taught by ABFF Teacher Tasha Smith

The ABFF Master Class teacher has quite the resume

At the American Black Film Festival in New York City, June 11-14, actress Tasha Smith…

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LeSean Mccoy Claims Eagles Coach Got Rid of ‘The Good Black Players’

The RB shares his thoughts on how it all went down

“To be honest, I didn’t want to come. I really didn’t. I was so angry…

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Fashion Sense to Cents: RHOA Marlo Hampton and ‘The Art of Style’

The reality star finds a business angle in all her fierceness

Former RHOA star Marlo Hampton kicks off a fashion experience and a new tier to…

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[VIDEO] Chrisette Michele Behind the Scenes in Studio for New Album

The songstress talks Baltimore Riots, art and more

Songstress, Chrisette Michele talks Baltimore Riots, art and new album in YouTube video.

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6 Celebrities Doing Double Duty Launching Movies, Musicals and More

Stars running more than one business venture

Celebrities in music, TV and film are no strangers to the term “hustle,” and they’re…

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Rapper MC Lyte Becomes Board Member for Dillard University

The hip-hop pioneer now sits on the board of trustees for historic university

Philanthropist, MC Lyte, now sits on the board of trustees for the historical Dillard University.

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[VIDEO] Lauryn Hill Dedicates Song to Nigeria After Missed Performance

Award winning songstress apologizes and sings 'Doo Wop That Thing'

Award winning songstress, Lauryn Hill, apologizes to Nigeria after missed performance and dedicates “Doo Wop…

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Kim Kardashian West Explores Mental Health and Social Media on New HLN Show

Reality star joins experts to turn attention to a growing issue

Executive Producer Kardashian West joined forces with the producers of Dr. Drew Pinsky’s HLN hit…

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[VIDEO] Keke Palmer Empowers Young Girls to Stay Fit

Actress partners with Playtex to encourage girls to keep moving and stay confident

The multitalented actress, Keke Palmer partners with Playtex to encourage girls to keep moving and…

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Lupita Nyong’o Now Among Star Wars Leading Ladies

A quick look at the leading lady's Star Wars character, and five other worthy women of the galaxy

Lupita Nyong’o is to play a motion-capture character, Maz Kanata in the new Star Wars:…

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The Weekend Update: May 4

In case you missed it, here's some of the big news that happened this weekend

The weekend is never quite long enough, and it seems as though there’s always too…

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Mayweather or Pacquiao? Celebrities Weigh In

Everyone in Hollywood has an opinion on who's going to win the fight

When you have two great fighters squaring off, everyone has a favorite – here are…

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Actress Jenifer Lewis to be Honored with ABFF Career Achievement Award

The vet actress takes center stage for career and service

Actress Jenifer Lewis will be honored at the ABFF celebration for her outstanding career and…

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Mayweather v. Pacquiao: All Aboard The Money Train

When the duo step into the ring on Saturday, the world will be watching history unfold

Beyond jockeying for position, battling for a title, and solidifying legacies – there’s a lot…

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[RECAP] Lexus and Black Enterprise Present ‘The Good Life’

Lexus and BE celebrate with modern influencers

Lexus and Black Enterprise host the second “The Good Life” in NYC with modern influencers…

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[PHOTOS] Lexus and Black Enterprise Celebrate ‘The Good Life 2.0′ With Industry Influencers

We celebrate to the max with modern influencers

On Friday, April 24, Lexus and Black Enterprise presented another “The Good Life” event.

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Supporting Mayweather vs Pacquiao May Support Domestic Violence

The superstar's past may cost him fans support

Mayweather’s violent history making some not want to support upcoming fight.

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Tidal Wave: Jay Z Defends Music Service in Twitter Rant

The rap mogul blocked attacks of and asked for the public to be patient with its performance

Jay Z defends Tidal in Twitter rant, as the rap mogul blocked attacks of and…

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6 Female All-Stars from American Black Film Festival

These ABFF ladies work it on camera and behind the scenes

We highlight six women who’ve shared their film talents at American Black Film Festival.

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NFL Hall of Famer Cris Carter to Speak at Entrepreneurs Summit

The sports star and businessman will share his plays

NFL star Cris Carter will talk black men and entrepreneurship at the 2015 Entrepreneurs Summit.…

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Black and Sexy: 5 Web Series You Should Be Watching

Entrepreneurs Summit's speaker Dennis Dortch revolutionizes web TV with these must-sees

We highlight five of our favorite Black and Sexy TV web series from the cahnnel’s…

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[WATCH] Black Enterprise and Combs Enterprises’ Kenny Burns Celebrate the ‘Good Life’ with Google Hangout

Lifestyle specialist talks fulfilling career, brand management and inspiration

Black Enterprise hosted a Google Hangout, sponsored by Lexus, with Kenny Burns, SVP of brand…

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Entrepreneurs Summit All-Stars: Kim Kimble’s Celebrity Style Profile

This year's speaker has put her touch on everyone from Oprah to Taraji P. Henson

Entrepreneurs Summit speaker Kim Kimble has styled the likes of Oprah Winfrey and Taraji P.…

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Deborah Cox Talks New Album, Broadway Play and Lessons from Whitney Houston

Cox opens up about her new music and providing the vocals for Whitney biopic

Award-winning singer Deborah Cox talks new album, playing Josephine Baker on Broadway and lessons from…

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Toronto Raptors GM Masai Ujiri Puts His Money Where His Mouth Is

Ujiri makes waves again with choice language for Paul Pierce

Drake – who’s also seen the wrath of the league office, has the final word…

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Au Revoir: Lee Daniels and Taraji P. Henson Take ‘Empire’ to Paris

The world gets a bite out of Cookie at Series Mania

‘Empire’ director Lee Daniels and actress Taraji P. Henson share the hit series in Paris…

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Goodbye Corporate, Hello Cupcakes: Entrepreneur’s Life is as Sweet as It Looks

Chef and cupcake stylist Trina Monique talks changing lanes in business

Chef Trina Monique talks going from corporate life to the cupcake industry.

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Wendy Williams: ‘Marriage and Babies Stunt a Woman’s Growth Career-Wise’

The TV host suggests women should wait until after their 20s to have a husband and kids

Wendy Williams opens up about work/life balance and suggests that women wait until after their…

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Snoop Dogg Invests in ‘Uber for Pot’ Delivery App

The rapper has invested an undisclosed amount in marijuana-delivery app Eaze

Snoop Gogg invests in marijuana delivery app.

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Women on Film: 5 Black Actresses Running It in Hollywood

These stars have officially taken over your TV

These black actresses have taken over major cable networks with their hit series.

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2015 Shorty Awards to Honor Best of the Best of Social Media

Wyclef Jean among presenters highlighting Web stars in NYC April 20

The 2015 Shorty Awards hit the Times Center in New York City April 20, honoring…

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Lebron James’ Cavaliers Jersey Ranks #1 in NBA

How Lebron James' bestselling jersey contributes to his financial empire

Lebron James’ bestselling jersey is at the center of his financial empire.

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Toni Morrison Releases New Novel ‘God Help the Child’

Toni Morrison reveals, 'I know how to write forever'

“God Help the Child” by Toni Morrison was released.

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Entrepreneurs Summit: 3 Social Entrepreneurs Dedicated to Education

Be inspired by the works of these do-gooders

These social entrepreneurs will be at the Entrepreneurs Summit discussing the education crisis and solutions.

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Kevin Hart Wins MTV Comedic Genius Award

Comedian brought his two children onto the stage with him

Last night, Kevin Hart won the MTV Comedic Genius Award. The actor brought his children…

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Entrepreneurs Summit: 6 of Steve Harvey’s Most Epic Career Moments

The comic and entrepreneur is constantly raising the bar

Black Enterprise remembers six of Entrepreneurs Summit speaker Steve Harvey’s biggest career moments.

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Speaking of Coachella: 3 More Events You Don’t Want to Miss

Network and party at these upcoming events

All the Coachella talk reminds us of three more good-time events you don’t want to…

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John Legend Launches ‘FREE AMERICA’: Campaign to Help End Mass Incarceration

The Academy Award-winning singer is committed to improving civil rights

John Legend has launched his new campaign FREE AMERICA, to help end mass incarceration across…

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Taraji P. Henson: Cookie Lyon Meets Cookie Monster, Announces Memoir

Cookie keeps it real on Sesame Street

American Black Film Festival ambassador Taraji P. Henson stops by Sesame Street and confirms a…

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Dionne Warwick and Daughter-in-Law Luana Elliott Launch Activewear Line

Get beach-ready in fitness gear from the icon and expert trainer duo

Dionne Warwick and daughter-in-law Luana Elliott merge fashion and fitness with Healthy Gal active wear.

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Before Diddy: 5 Ways Quincy Jones Was an Early Music Industry Disrupter

A look at the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit Trailblazer Award honoree's innovations

Here are seven facts you may or may not have known about our Entrepreneurs Summit…

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My Black is Beautiful: Tatyana Ali and Patrice Yursik Imagine a Future

The actress and blogger aim to empower 1 million girls

Tatyana Ali and Patrice Yursik talk their partnership with My Black is Beautiful’s latest campaign,…

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Taraji P. Henson and Jussie Smollett Talk Their ‘Empire’ and Success

The TV mom and son have a real conversation with Black Enterprise

Empire stars Taraji P. Henson and Jussie Smollett talk with Black Enterprise about the show’s…

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Quincy Jones’ Still Got It: Icon Models in High-Fashion Buscemi Campaign

The music vet lends his style to the luxury fashion brand

Black Enterprise’s Entrepreneurs Summit honoree Quincy Jones is the new face for high fashion sneaker…

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5 Male All-Stars from American Black Film Festival

Get to know these ABFF alumni

As we gear up for the American Black Film Festival this year, we remember five…

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4 Reality Stars Who’ve Worked Their Careers Beyond Reality TV

Some of the most controversial reality stars and their big brands

These reality stars build brands beyond reality tv.

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Beverly Bond Responds to White Girls Rock Hashtag

The DJ defends her movement in a personal essay

After the White Girls Rock controversy, Black Girls Rock founder Beverly Bond responds.

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5 Power Plays Of Entrepreneurs Summit Speaker Jermaine Dupri

Here are some reasons why you should join BE and JD for the Entrepreneurs Summit

Her are five of So So Def CEO Jermaine Dupri’s most teachable career moments.

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‘Cosmo’ Uses Women of Color for ‘Beauty Trends That Need To Die’

Twitter erupts after this controversy surfaces

A January Cosmo article about beauty trends resurfaces and stirs racial controversy.

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Face2Face Africa Hosting Pan-African Weekend in New York City for Global Innovators

Attendees have the chance to meet celebrities and business moguls of pan-African affairs

Pan-African Weekend is set to take place from July 10-12 in New York City, and…

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WCW: Five Black Supermodels on the Rise in Fashion

These runway walkers' career strides make them women crush worthy

These five black supermodels are making major moves in fashion.

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Local Entrepreneur Wants To Get DC Black Businesses On ABC Shark Tank

Phoebe Group conducts pitch competitions, watch parties, and Shark Tank themed workshops

Shark Tank producers tour major cities this spring and summer connecting to minority entrepreneurs.

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Rihanna’s BFF Melissa Forde Designs Hat Collection

The Island girl sees a business opportunity in the fisherman's staple

Rihanna’s best friend Melissa Forde designs a collection of bucket hats under rapper Wale’s fashion…

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[BE Exclusive] Snoop Dogg Talks Guns, 401(k)s, and How Blacks Can Raise Their Financial Voice

Snoop wants you to unload gun stocks from your portfolio

BE Exclusive: Snoop Dogg talks to Black Enterprise on guns, 401 (k)’s, and how blacks…

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5 Women Who Revamped Their Careers on Broadway

These starlets show they can shine on any stage

These singers and actresses take to Broadway to expand their careers and brands.

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5 Things to Know About Jon Stewart’s Replacement Trevor Noah

What you should know about the rising South African comedian

Five things to know about South African comedian Trevor Noah.

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T.I. Opens his First Restaurant: Scales 925

The upscale eatery is located in downtown Atlanta

T.I. is opening his first restaurant, Scales 925, in downtown Atlanta on April 14.

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Destiny’s Child Reunites for a Gospel Performance

Michelle takes it to church with Beyonce and Kelly

Destiny’s Child reunite for a performance of band member Michelle Williams’ gospel hit, ‘Say Yes.’

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Jay-Z Set to Relaunch Tidal, a New Music Service

New releases include songs by Madonna, Kanye West and Daft Punk

Jay Z is set to relaunch his new music service ‘Tidal’ today.

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Meek Mill Releases Second Footwear Collaboration with Puma

The vivacious rapper leads round two of his design collaboration

Philly rapper Meek Mill joined the Puma family to design his own line of sneakers…

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Kelly Rowland on Baby Weight Loss and 5 Affordable Foods that Burn Fat

Get the star's secret, and eat healthy without breaking the bank

Just four months ago, Kelly Rowland gave birth to her bundle of baby boy joy.…

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Taraji P. Henson to Host Saturday Night Live

The 'Empire' star is set to host SNL on April 11th

According to recent reports, Empire star Taraji P. Henson will host Saturday Night Live on…

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Entrepreneurs Summit All-Stars: Natasha Eubanks Takes Blogging to a Millionaire Level

Founder and CEO details latest brand expansion

As Black Enterprise preps for the Entrepreneurs Summit, we honor Small Business Hall of Famers…

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‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’ Archived in Library of Congress

The history-making album shapes American sound and culture

At the 41st Annual Grammy Awards in 1999, Lauryn Hill made history as the first…

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Evelyn Lozada Lands Reality Show on Oprah’s OWN

The Basketball Wives star is ready make her appearance on TV again

According to recent reports, Evelyn Lozada from Basketball Wives has landed a new reality show…

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Rihanna’s Kid Movie ‘Home’ Pulls In $9.6 Million at U.K. Box Office

Rihanna makes the top of the charts her 'Home'

Topping music’s charts is as simple as batting an eye for Rihanna. Over the weekend,…

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‘Black Actress’: Andrea Lewis Takes Matters Into Her Own Hands

How this millennial is using YouTube and social media as platform to boost her career

Actress Andrea Lewis talks about life in Hollywood as a black actress and shares the…

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Millionaire Model Joan Smalls Designs Collection for True Religion

This supermodel proves to be more than good looks and gets down to business

Supermodel Joan Smalls is taking a walk on the other side of the runway. Smalls,…

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The Perfect Pair: Beyonce and Giuseppi Zanotti Team Up for Shoe Collab

The Queen dabbles in high fashion

Fashion lovers and BeyHive members will be happy to know that designer extraordinaire Giuseppi Zanotti…

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‘Empire’ Star Jussie Smollett Shares Thoughts on Steve Harvey’s Inspiring Work Ethic

Actor stopped by to talk about the series finale and more

Actor Jussie Smollett shares his thoughts on Steve Harvey’s work ethic, his new single, and…

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Deborah Cox Returns to Broadway as Josephine Baker

We're confident the talent will do this iconic role plenty justice

Deborah Cox solidified herself as one of the greats in 1998 when she released “How…

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Mo’Ne Davis Launches Sneaker Line to Help Girls in Poverty

This little leaguer is giving back in a big way

Mo’Ne Davis just gave us all one more reason to love her. The history-making teen…

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Rihanna Makes History as First Black Spokeswoman for Dior

RiRi raises the style bar once more

Pop star sets another marker in history as the first black ambassador for Dior.

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Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight To Cost Up To $7,500

World champion boxers sell out the MGM Grand before tickets go on sale

On Wednesday, world champion boxers Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao appeared together at a press…

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NBA Teams Up with ‘Lean In Together’ for Gender Equality

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's organization is helping to empower women

Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook and longtime supporter of gender equality, has recently…

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50 Cent’s Two-Year-Old Son Snags $700,000 Modeling Deal

Two-year-old Sire Jackson has a job making more than most adults

At just 2-years-old, rapper 50 Cent’s son Sire already has a modeling career, cashing in…

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Actor Gbenga Akinnagbe Stars on New Season of The Following

The actor/activist finds success in Hollywood and gives back through his t-shirt line

Mention the TV show The Wire, and most think of the unforgettable character, Chris Partlow.…

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Social Media Ranking for Top Black NBA Earners

Making the connection between Twitter, Facebook and earnings

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In honor of Social Media Week (SMW) that is running from February 23 to…

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This 10-year Old is Getting College Offers to His Dad’s Dismay

Celebrity dad says: “It’s pretty crazy. It should be a violation.”

Most parents may welcome having a child prodigy that may receive offers to college at…

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‘Motown 25′ Returns to TV to Close Out Black History Month

The long anticipated rebroadcast will take place on Saturday night

As we’re nearing the end of Black History Month, a very special rebroadcast will be…

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Zendaya Responds to Racist Hair Comment

The singer blasted back at Giuliana Rancic for her derogatory comments on her locks

At the 2015 Oscars on Feb. 22, 18-year-old singer and Disney star Zendaya opted to…

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Kanye West Talks Album, Defends Team Kardashian On The Breakfast Club

Hip-hop mogul powerhouse talked album and recent Twitter feud of ex Amber Rose

This morning, Feb. 20, Kanye West defended team Kardashian and talked about his album on…

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Kevin Durant Plays Fashion Forward

The NBA player styles in Gucci and Burberry during this GQ spread. Can you say couture endorsements?

Kevin Durant follows LeBron James’s fashion lead. During the 2015 All-Star Weekend, James’ production company, Springhill…

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This Day In History: Toni Morrison Is Born

She was a past winner of the Noble Prize and Pulitizer Prize, among many others

Toni Morrison was born on Feb. 18, 1931, in Lorain, Ohio, as the second of…

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Pharrell Inks Deal to Publish a Series of Children’s Books

The musicians first book will be inspired by his popular hit song "Happy"

Pharrell Williams to release a series of four children’s books, with the first book being…

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How Big Ballers Made Little Ballers Possible

Stoudemire, Fiasco and Graves gave producer McCrary the push she needed to get a deal with NickSports

During All-Star Weekend, Nickelodeon Sports held a special screening for Little Ballers, a documentary profiling…

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Fashion & Racism: When Does a ‘Statement’ Go Beyond Just Style?

Beyonce raises eyebrows and ire with All-Star weekend ensemble

Beyonce’s All-Star weekend fashion pick caused some style watchers to give a Scooter LaForge trench…

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What Wendy Williams Taught Me About Lending Money to Friends and Family

Five tips handle the pressure to give away your hard-earned cash

Here are five tips that have helped others learn healthy money-lending habits with friends and…

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12 Quotes from Black Fashion Icons

Gain inspiration from some of our past and present leaders in style

As we continue to celebrate African Americans who shaped our history and breathed life into…

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Sports Power Couple Share Love with Women Pre-Valentine’s Day

Alonzo and Tracy Mourning kickoff NBA All-Star weekend with a sisterhood chat

Two days before Valentine’s Day, NBA veteran and former Miami Heat player Alonzo Mourning and…

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This Day In History: Nelson Mandela Released from Prison

Today marks the 25th anniversary of his release

Today marks the 25th anniversary of Nelson Mandela‘s release from prison, a great day in…

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Serayah McNeill Dishes on Empire, Not Having ‘Assets’ and More

The Empire actress talks about her first big role

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FOX’s new series “Empire” is making a record splash in the network’s ratings. The drama, starring…

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Celebrity Real Estate: 5 Fab Homes of Stars Under 30

From Kevin Durant to Rihanna, check out these amazing homes

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Being a successful homeowner, especially at a young age, is not an easy task…

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NAACP Image Awards: Oprah Winfrey, Kerry Washington and More Set to Present

The show airs tonight on TV one, with star-studded line up

TV One has announced additional celebrity presenters for the 46th NAACP Image Awards airing tonight.

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History Maker: Stephen Curry’s Three-Pointer Breaks Multiple Ceilings

The Warriors All-Star point guard breaks three NBA records

All-Star Golden State Warriors point guard follows in dad’s footsteps and breaks a few records…

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Snoop’s Son To Join Puffy’s Son on UCLA Football Team

Cordell Broadus accepts scholarship offer citing good education and NFL experience

Cordell Broadus, son Snoop Dogg announced Wednesday during National Signing Day that he is going…

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Missy Elliott Post-Super Bowl Sales Projected to Jump 1,000 Percent

The chart-topping artist surpasses Katy Perry in sales jump

Missy Elliott still remains a trending topic since her show stopping Super Bowl performance. Currently…

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ABFF Hosts ‘Being Mary Jane’ Watch Party

The cast attended ABFF’s screening to watch the season two premiere

The American Black Film Festival kicked off its monthly Meetup series Tuesday, Feb. 3, with…

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Oprah and Ava DuVernay Team Up for OWN Series

Oprah makes OWN acting debut in DuVernay's series

If you pride yourself on making smart money choices and ridding your monthly cable bill,…

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Snoop Dogg’s Son Begins His Own Black History Today

Cordell Broadus makes major step toward pro football career at Signing Day

Snoop Dogg’s son Cordell Broadus is to select his college football home today and all…

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Beyonce Puts on Chef Hat with Vegan Meal Delivery Service

The superstar expands brand with healthy eating

Beyoncé is always cooking up something new, and this time it’s actually food. The icon turned…

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Bobby Brown Releases Statement on Bobbi Kristina’s Condition

Singer and father reported to be at his daughter's side

R&B legend Bobby Brown released a statement to US Weekly yesterday on his daughter Bobbi…

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Tameka Raymond Presents Multicity ‘Style Theory Tour’

VH1’s Celebrity Exes cast member to offer insider tips to industry professionals

Reality TV star and fashion stylist talks hosting tour for stylists, makeup artists, and fashion…

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Suge Knight Arrested After Deadly Crash

The rap mogul's bail is set at $2 million

Yesterday, Jan. 29, Marion ‘Suge’ Knight was arrested following a deadly car crash. According to…

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Lil Wayne Suing Cash Money for $51 Million

Lil Wayne and Birdman feud in legal battle

It seems as if Lil Wayne’s Twitter rants and concert announcement declaring his split from record…

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Hot 97 Replaces Cipha Sounds

Nessa Nitty is now the permanent afternoon host for the radio staple

After a podcast criticizing management, Hot 97 fired and replaced longtime afternoon host Cipha Sounds.

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American Family Insurance Partners with Kevin Durant and J.J. Watt

The superstar athletes will be the new brand ambassadors

Superstar athletes Kevin Durant and J.J. Watt are new brand ambassadors.

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Steve Harvey and Coca-Cola Team Up for ‘Pay It Forward’

The program awards the next generation of African American leaders

This year, Steve Harvey and Coca-Cola are coming together to team up for the Pay…

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Startup Lets You “Challeng” Celebrities for Charity

Raise money for charity by Challeng'ing your favorite stars

If you’ve been waiting for that Beyoncé and Rihanna collaboration, or always wanted the cast…

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VIDEO: Viola Davis Thanks Shonda Rhimes for Casting Dark Skinned Woman

Davis eloquently addresses beauty standards in acceptance speech

Viola Davis left a winner at last night’s SAG Awards. The nearly 50-year-old knockout actress…

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Miss Universe: Top Women of Color Who Got the Crown

These females have graced the stage and held the title

As the world celebrates the new Miss Universe, take a look back at women of…

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NBA all-star LA Laker Kobe Bryant

How Kobe Bryant Used Business Strategies to Recruit Rajon Rondo

The Lakers star takes an entrepreneur's approach to get what he wants

We all know that Kobe Bryant has a magnificent basketball resume, but lately he has…

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The Business Behind Skin Bleaching: 5 Telling Facts

On the heels of Bill Duke's 'Light Girls,' details of prevalent use come back to the forefront

Here are five quick facts you should know about the business of skin bleaching and…

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15 Black Actresses Who Made Black History

See if you remember some of these Hollywood history-making moments

As Black History Month approaches, we naturally reflect on all of the world leaders, activists…

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Rainbow PUSH Wall Street Project Economic Summit: The Next Generation of Athlete Dealmakers

Sports athletes and experts gathered to discuss business and sports

The sports world and the business world collided at the 18th annual Rainbow PUSH Wall…

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How Oakland Raiders Star LaMarr Woodley Smartly Took Advantage of His NFL Status

The NFL player revealed a few of his business strategies

We’ve read about many of our former successful high-earning athletes in a financial ruin. Some…

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Young Leader Debuts Show to Tell True Story of Africa

Face2Face Africa announces its newest platform, The Sandra Appiah Show

Face2Face Africa presents the Sandra Appiah Show which will premiere this Sunday January 18th at…

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2 Chainz Debates with Nancy Grace About the Legalization of Marijuana

Rapper goes to-to-toe with talk show host about his support of marijuana

2 Chainz debates with HLN’s Nancy Gracy about the legalization of marijuana

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Kevin Hart Opens Up on Bill Cosby, Avoiding Controversy, and More

The "Wedding Ringer" star shares his thoughts on racism and his career

Kevin Hart opens up to the Hollywood Reporter on Bill Cosby, avoiding controversy, and how…

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Bill Cosby Show Canceled in Massachusetts

Backlash of the entertainer's sexual assault allegations continues

The Bill Cosby show was canceled in Massachusetts, as backlash continues during sexual assault scandal.

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The Highest-Paid Black Athletes

Here are the top 10 superstars racking in the most money this year

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The Forbes 2014 World’s Highest-Paid Athletes list named the 100 athletes raking in the…

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Famous Boss Women Paying It Forward

These 5 celebrity women make time to give back

No longer is the word “boss” strictly used to reference one’s higher up in the workplace. Pop…

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Behind the Lens with Celebrity Photographer Drexina Nelson

She's shot everyone from Ludacris to RHOA breakout star Nene Leakes

Celebrity photographer Drexina Nelson shares how to create a successful business in the arts, plus…

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Solange Collabs With Puma for Wild Wonders

New sneakers available now

Solange collaborates with Puma to release sneaker collection, Wild Wonders.

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UMass-Amherst and Temple University End Relationship With Bill Cosby

Comedian steps down from his position at both universities

University of Massachusetts-Amherst and Temple University end their relationship with alumni Bill Cosby.

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Decoded: Top Celebrity-Owned Liquor Brands

Check out a breakdown of entertainers who raised the bankability of spirits

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Celebrities and liquor endorsements have been synonymous since the days of Prohibition, and in…

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Black Girls Workout Too: Mother-Daughter Duo Promotes Fitness Among Minorities

Ellen and Lana Ector detail how they got started and tips for success

Ellen and Lana Ector detail their journey toward healthy lives and advocacy of fitness with…

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On Nov. 20, Black Enterprise celebrated 'The Good Life,' with a special VIP event in New York City, sponsored by Lexus.  The special interactive mixer hosted top influencers and entertainers, who detailed what it took to take their careers and lives to the next level via power networking and an exclusive Google hangout. Top-rated Power 105 radio host Angela Yee, seen, left, with Our World with Black Enterprise host, Paul C. Brunson, was the featured power woman who hosted an in-vehicle experience and chat.

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[PHOTOS] Black Enterprise and Lexus Celebrate ‘The Good Life’ With Industry Influencers

Black Enterprise hosted a special VIP event in New York City to celebrate “The Good…

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Google Hangout: What Does It Mean to Live ‘The Good Life’?

Black Enterprise, with Lexus, explores topic with industry leaders and celebs

Black Enterprise and Lexus explored ‘The Good Life’ at a VIP Google Hangout with influencers…

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RECAP: Who’s Who of Entertainment Gather to Celebrate ‘The Good Life,’ with Lexus

Black Enterprise hosts lifestyle event in the heart of Chelsea, New York City

Black Enterprise hosted The Good Life event, sponsored by Lexus, gathering top entertainers and influencers…

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Don Lemon Sparks Outrage After Interview with Alleged Rape Victim

CNN host asks controversial questions of latest woman to speak out in Cosby scandal

Don Lemon has sparked outrage with his latest interview with Joan Tarshis, a publicist who…

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Side Hustle: 4 Lucrative Celebrity Passion Projects That Rock

These industry leaders successfully expanded their brands beyond their main gigs

From food and fashion to design and technology, here are some of our favorite multi-passionate…

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Alicia Keys Releases Children’s Book

Singer releases first volume in new book series

Singer Alicia Keys has released a new children’s book, “Blue Moon: From the Journals of…

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Bill Cosby Invite For Twitter Memes Leads to Ridicule

Sexual assault allegations continue to tarnish Hollywood heavyweight's brand

The legendary comedian, Bill Cosby, allowed Web users to create memes using his image, which…

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Celebrity Blogger Karen Civil Donates $41,000 to Haiti

Young entrepreneur donates funds to build a new playground in her home country

Celebrity blogger and entrepreneur, Karen Civil, donates $41,000 to help build new playground in Haiti

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Bevy Smith Talks Switching Careers, Becoming CEO and Bravo’s ‘Fashion Queens’

Television host says she's finally living out her dreams

Bravo’s Fashion Queens co-host, Bevy Smith, talks switching careers and becoming her own CEO

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Tracy Mourning Talks Mentoring Girls Nationwide

Founder of Honey Shine details expanding Miami-based mentoring program

Tracy Mourning talks expanding her mentoring program, Honey Shine Inc. and importance of empowering young…

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Jay-Z Buys ‘Ace of Spades’ Champagne Label

Sovereign Brands sells its interest in the champagne

Jay-Z has purchased Sovereign Brands’ stake in the luxury champagne label, Ace of Spades. Terms…

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Def Jam Partners With RESPECT Magazine For ’30 Days, 30 DJ’s, 30 Mixes’ Project

With iHeart Radio, you can hear history unfold

With us only four days into November, it seems that the celebration for Def Jam…

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[EXCLUSIVE]: Jamie Foster Brown Clears the Air About the State of Sister 2 Sister

Publisher says shifting focus to digital will only help with the brand's expansion

In an exclusive interview, Jamie Foster Brown discusses the state of Sister 2 Sister magazine.

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Top Twitter Reactions to Blue Ivy’s Halloween Costume

What did you think of the star child's costume?

Blue Ivy, the darling of Jay Z and Beyonce, dressed up as Michael Jackson for…

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Deion Sanders OWN show premieres November 1st

Deion Sanders: All About the Family Playbook

Former NFL star and reality TV personality talks new show and community advocacy

Former football player, Deion ‘Prime Time’ Sanders, returns for another season of his reality show,…

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Perri ‘Pebbles’ Reid Files Lawsuit Against Viacom For $40 Million

Suit centers on her portrayal in TLC biopic, 'CrazySexyCool'

Former TLC manager, Perri “Pebbles” Reid, is suing Viacom for their portrayal of her in…

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Queen Latifah to Host The Hollywood Film Awards

Show will be broadcast live from the Hollywood Palladium, Friday, Nov. 14 on CBS

Talk show host, Queen Latifah, is slated to host the inaugural live broadcast show, The…

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Celebrity Chef Jerome Brown Dishes On Culinary Leadership

Culinary professional is internationally acclaimed for his one-of-a-kind creations

Culinary professional Chef Rome details his career journey and shares lessons learned while cooking for…

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Jim Jones Launches Vamp Berry

Hip-Hop Entrepreneur Jim Jones to Launch Vamp Berry Soda

Star of Vh1's Chrissy & Mr. Jones starts a new business

Jim Jones, star of Vh1′s Chrissy & Mr. Jones and Dipset rapper, is launching a…

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A Legacy Remembered: 7 Top Moments in Black Fashion with Oscar de la Renta

As the world mourns the death of an icon, take a look at African American celebrities in glam

With reports of the legendary designer’s death and as the world remembers his legacy, check…

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Star Power: Young Entrepreneur and TV Personality Talks Leveraging the Platforms

Rodney Rikai details what it takes to last in sports entertainment

Entrepreneur and host Rodney Rikai to find out more about his career path and advice…

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7 Highest-Paid Black TV Actors

A rundown of who's making killer moves and the most money

Check out this rundown of black actors making killer moves and the most money on…

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