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Claire Sulmers Talks Inspiring the Next Generation of Fashion and Entertainment Leaders

Fashion Bomb Daily founder shares inspiration behind Cocktails with Claire tour

Claire Sulmers opens up about Cocktails with Claire tour, working with Miss Diddy and best…

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3 Major Keys to Success From DJ Khaled

One of hip-hop's hottest DJ's dishes on the secrets to his success

Find out what secrets to success DJ Khaled dropped in a sit-down interview with Elliott…

By Courtney Connley

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Boss Moms: La La Anthony Talks 3 Keys to Balancing Business and Family

Beautypreneur details mommy hacks for travel and what's next for her in Hollywood

On the heels of six Tony nominations for “Eclipsed” and becoming Residence Inn’s Resident Mom…

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Lemonade Sippin’: 3 Beyoncé-Inspired Boss Moves for Young Entrepreneurs

Take a cue from the 'Queen' on launching new initiatives and pivoting your brand

Megastar Beyoncé has once again changed the album-dropping game with “Lemonade.” If you’re a young…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Publicist Confirms: Music Icon Prince Dead at 57

Fans initially thought it was a hoax, but reports indicate sad news indeed true

According to reports, 57-year-old music icon, whose birth name is Prince Rogers Nelson, was found…

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National Poetry Month: 5 Young Black Wordsmiths Who ‘Rock the Mic’

The roots of hip-hop are still alive and these word slingers are ruling the day

It’s the 20th Anniversary of National Poetry Month

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Watch Spike Lee’s Powerful Ad for Bernie Sanders

With the New York primary quickly approaching, Sanders has called in backup from his fellow Brooklynite, Spike Lee

With the New York primary quickly approaching, Sanders has called in backup from his fellow…

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Daisy Lewellyn, Author and ‘Blood, Sweat & Heels’ Star, Dies

Beauty expert and host succumbs to cancer at 36

Daisy Lewellyn, author, beauty expert and reality TV cast member of “Blood, Sweat & Heels,”…

By Janell Hazelwood

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You Need To Know: Gregory O’Dell

The President and CEO of Events DC is making big things happen in our Nation's Capitol

Gregory O’Dell, the President and CEO of Events DC, has long contributed to the growing…

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What Morgan Stanley is Doing to Educate Professional Athletes and Entertainers About Wealth Management

Executive Drew Hawkins talks about the creation of the firm's Global Sports and Entertainment division

Executive Drew Hawkins talks about the creation of the firm’s global sports and entertainment division.

By Courtney Connley

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Career Transitions: 4 Quick Tips for Young Professionals to Turn a Temp Gig Into a Global Adventure

How Susan Younis-Khobane went from international MTV gigs to success across Africa

Susan Younis-Khobane has launched a successful international freelancing career, working for companies including MTV Africa…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Then & Now: 10 Global Influencers of Color in Activism, Arts, Fashion and More

Innovators who set legacies and the international members of the new school carrying the torch

As we continue to celebrate Black History Month, here’s 10 global influencers of color from…

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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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Combatting #OscarsSoWhite: Russell Simmons Launching All Def Movie Awards

Tony Rock set to host; 'Straight Outta Compton,' 'Beasts of No Nation' among Best Film nominees

With Oscars diversity under scrutiny, Russell Simmons has decided to level the playing field with…

By Janell Hazelwood

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The 2016 ABFF Awards: Black Hollywood at its Finest

Hundreds of notables in black film and television turned out for the event

It was a night of inspiration and uplift as hundreds of stars from Hollywood gathered…

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Octavia Spencer & Taraji P. Henson Co-Starring in Film About Black Women Space Pioneers

Fox 2000's 'Hidden Figures' set for release in 2017

Octavia Spencer has landed a role in Fox 2000’s “Hidden Figures,” co-starring with Taraji P.…

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Academy of Motion Pictures Suing Gift Bag Company

Oscars organization says company offering $200,000 swag bag is infringing on trademark

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against Distinctive…

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[WATCH] Cuba Gooding Jr. Talks Emotional Rollercoaster and Challenges Playing O.J. Simpson

Oscar-winning actor details nervous breakdown and other career highs and lows

Academy Award-winning actor Cuba Gooding, Jr. talked with Larry King discuss his challenging experience portraying…

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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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On the Move: Channing Dungey Becomes First African American to Head Major Broadcast Network

Dungey takes over after Paul Lee

ABC appoints Channing Dungey to entertainment president, making her the first African American to…

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