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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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Jovian Zayne Talks Living on Purpose, Plus Partying with FLOTUS

The jovial expert helps others to live their best lives, purposely

Chances are that if you check in multiple times a day via Instagram to obsess…

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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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‘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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Brandy Makes Broadway Debut in ‘Chicago’

Brandy proves to be an all-star talent once again

If we had to sum up Brandy’s career using one of her album titles, we’d…

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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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5 Black Women Making Moves in PR

These fab five show us how branding is done

Publicists are a brand’s best friend. They’re the ones who shape the perception of companies…

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NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment to Launch TV Hosting Workshop at ABFF

Course to be led by Hollywood talent manager Marki Costello

The search for the next TV star comes to the American Black Film Festival as…

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Kerry Washington Says Poor, LGBT and People of Color Must be Allies

Kerry Washington urges every 'other' to fight together

The GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) Media Awards took place on Saturday, and…

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Tracy Morgan Crash Settlement: James McNair’s Children Get $10 Million

Family of deceased comedian to get lifetime annuity payments

Reports indicate that Jamel McNair, 26, and Denita McNair, 19, will allocate the funds via…

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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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Entrepreneurs Summit: More All-Stars of Business, Hollywood and Academia Confirmed

Steve Harvey, Quincy Jones and Clarence Avant among who's who on the roster

Steve Harvey, Quincy Jones, Clarence Avant, and more industry leaders will gather in Atlanta May…

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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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‘Empire’ and American Black Film Festival Take Over Brooklyn

Fans of the hit TV show gathered to watch finale drama of the Lyon Family

Check out hot moments from the standing-room only event and more from watchers of the…

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Gloria Steinem on Black Women: ‘They Invented the Feminist Movement’

Activist details her journey and how, united, women can be a powerful force

Activist and journalist Gloria Steinem shares how black women impacted the feminist movement and how…

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‘Empire’ Star Power: Oprah and Common Set to Join Show

Co-creator Lee Daniels confirms parts written for the mogul and hip-hop star

Lee Daniels tells sources that he has written parts for the multimedia billionaire as well…

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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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Entrepreneurs Summit: Legendary Producer and Arranger Quincy Jones to Receive Trailblazer Award

The music legend to be honored with his mentor, Clarence Avant

Music legend Quincy Jones will be honored as an exemplary leader in entertainment with a…

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Entrepreneurs Summit: Music Icon Clarence Avant to Receive Trailblazer Award

Executive being honored for legendary business savvy and longevity in Hollywood

Entertainment industry icon Clarence Avant is set to receive the Trailblazer Award at Black Enterprise’s…

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Gina Prince-Bythewood Working on BlackLives Matter Pilot for Fox and Imagine

Oscar nominated writer/director and American Black Film Festival alum does work that matters

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Appearing at last year’s Plunge Culture and Creativity Conference, produced by Black Enterprise and…

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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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MSNBC Hosts Blame Hip-Hop Music for Racist Fraternity Video

Black Twitter creates viral hashtag #RapAlbumsThatCausedSlavery

Black Twitter starts viral hashtag #RapAlbumsThatCausedSlavery following the remarks by MSNBC hosts who defended SAE…

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Taraji P. Henson Confirmed as Celebrity Ambassador for 2015 American Black Film Festival

'Empire' star's confirmation comes on the heels of creation of ABFF Ventures

Taraji P. Henson’s confirmation comes on the heels of Black Enterprise and Film Life, Inc’s…

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Denzel Washington and Common Set to Deliver HBCU Commencement Speeches

Actor to speak at Dillard University and musician to speak at Winston-Salem State

Denzel Washington and Common to deliver commencement speeches at separate HBCUs this May.

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$7.4 Million Judgment: Robin Thicke and Pharrell Lose Case in Marvin Gaye Suit

'Blurred Lines' at center of infringement; Clifford "TI" Harris found harmless in case

A jury ruled in favor of Marvin Gaye’s family in a copyright infringement case against…

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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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How to Preserve Wealth Through Good Health

Amiya Alexander is helping to save her community from the costly disease of obesity

Amiya Alexander has been dancing since she was 2 years old, and got the idea…

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Day 3, Social Media Buzz: Attendees Enjoy Jewels of Wisdom from Susan Taylor and Pam Grier

Legacy Award honorees share lessons learned in balancing purpose and passion

National CARES Mentoring Movement CEO Susan L. Taylor and actress-activist Pam Grier share stories of…

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Top Real-Time Moments: Women of Power Summit Legacy Awards

Four exemplary women received the Legacy Award at the 2015 Black Enterprise Women of Power…

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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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‘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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5 Movies to Inspire You to Travel the World

Check out these films to get you excited about planning your next trip

There’s nothing like watching a movie that inspires you to travel the world. Whether you’re…

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HBO’s Diversity Plan for Hollywood

As sponsors of the American Black Film Festival, HBO takes the lead in creating Hollywood diversity

The second annual release of the Hollywood Diversity Report by UCLA’s Ralph J. Bunche Center…

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Byron Allen and Association Files $20 Billion Suit Against Comcast, Time Warner Cable

Al Sharpton, included in suit, says discrimination claims are 'frivolous,' and plans counter-suit

Byron Allen and the National Association of African-American Owned Media are alleging discriminatory practices against…

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Bun B Talks Becoming a Lecturer at Rice University

Texas native says that he wants to "maintain the integrity of the class"

Putting education over the quick buck, Rapper Bun B says that he’s turned down over…

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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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Top 10 BESportsBiz Movie Picks

Let’s see how our favorite black sports movies faired at the box office

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Love and Basketball topped the list with our Black Enterprise office members who were…

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Entrepreneur’s Summit: Reginald Hudlin Confirmed to Attend

Famed writer, director, and producer will share knowledge and host ABFF buzz party

Reginald Hudlin will attend Black Enterprise’s Entrepreneur’s Summit to host An American Black Film Festival…

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A Lesson in Longevity: Cicely Tyson’s Epic Debut on ‘How To Get Away With Murder’

Iconic actress continues to prove she's still got it in her season debut

Fans of “How to Get Away with Murder” say Cicely Tyson’s debut is the series’…

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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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Is ‘Empire’s’ Lucious Lyons Based on Jay Z?

Athletic division nod makes the character’s resemblance to music powerhouse more pronounced

Reference to an athletic division makes the lead character Luscious Lyon’s resemblance to Jay-Z even…

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Boyz II Men Set to Perform at Women of Power Summit

The best-selling R&B group of all time confirmed

Iconic R&B group Boyz II Men is confirmed to perform at the Black Enterprise Women…

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Hollywood’s Best Will Pay You $5,000 To Help Find a Female “MacGyver”

White House supports effort to create programming highlighting women in STEM

A group of some of Hollywood’s top producers are partnering to announce a worldwide competition…

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Producer Roger Bobb Hosts Twitter Chat Thursday, February 20, 12p EST

The award-winning producer shares film tips, knowledge, and passion

As a two- time winner of the Best Film award at the American Black Film…

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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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The Book of Negroes: Actress Aunjanue Ellis Talks the Impact on Black History

The star of BET’s new miniseries shares thoughts on slave narratives and blacks who don’t want to see them

As the leading lady in her first major starring role on BET’s miniseries The Book…

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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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Faith In Entertainment: Producer Holly Carter Talks Fusing Spirituality in Successful Career

Relevé CEO details purposeful path and working on shows including 'Preachers of LA'

CEO and founder of Relevé Entertainment discussing balancing her faith while producing hit realty series…

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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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ABFF Meet Ups for Film Industry Professionals Planned Nationwide

Networking events for film and TV to hit Chicago, Washington, D.C., Charlotte, Los Angeles, and Atlanta

The American Black Film Festival plans nationwide Meet Ups to connect the black film and…

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ABFF and McDonald’s Partner for ‘Lovin’ Campaign

Filmmakers can win $2,500 in equipment and a mentoring session with director Malcolm Lee

ABFF and McDonald’s USA have partnered for the “Lovin” campaign, a competition that promotes diversity…

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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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NBCUniversal and ABFF Searching for Next Screen Star with Star Project

Companies collaborating to increase opportunities for black actors

NBC Universal is looking for its next superstar through the American Black Film Festival’s (ABFF)…

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Our History, Our Future: 10 Female Phenoms in Entertainment

Pioneers and their modern day successors shape entertainment

In interviews, award ceremonies and daytime TV programs, Oprah often thanks the way makers and door…

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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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7 ‘Supa Dupa Fly’ Career Moves We Can Learn from Missy Elliott

Here are some of her bossiest moves, from her start to Super Bowl stardom

Top-selling, legendary music start Missy Elliott’s major career moves started well before the Super Bowl.…

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Missy Taught Us: 3 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Super Bowl Halftime

As entrepreneurs we should take every opportunity to learn what we can from titans like…

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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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Cameroon Celebrates the Re-opening of Musée National Museum

The event was one of the largest in history for the diverse country

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Cameroon, officially the Republic of Cameroon, is a country in Central…

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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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Uzo Aduba Wins First SAG Award, Makes History

Uzo Aduba delivers tearful speech and makes SAG history with Viola Davis

Orange is the New Black’s Uzo Aduba wins SAG Award and makes history.

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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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TODAY: Join Actress Tasha Smith for Black Enterprise Twitter Chat with ABFF

'Empire' co-star talks coaching, life experiences and advancing in Hollywood

On the heels of her Twitter chat with Black Enterprise and ABFF, Tasha Smith talks…

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Tyra Banks Debuting New Talk Show ‘The FAB Life’

Host will have panel of diverse guests to talk various issues

Tyra Banks is launching a new talk show, The FAB Life, this fall, with a…

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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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‘Selma’ Gives Nod To Gay Civil Rights Activist

MLK adviser and mentor Bayard Rustin portrayed in the film by Reuben Santiago-Hudson

Martin Luther King Jr. mentor and advisor Bayard Ruston, an openly gay man, is portrayed…

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‘Selma’ Scores Two Oscar Nominations, Gets Snubbed in Other Major Categories

Director Ava DuVernay and actor David Oyelowo left out of major categories

Despite being snubbed in a few major categories, “Selma” scores two nominations for this year’s…

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Rapper Wale Brings Back Glory Days of Black Hollywood, Casts Natural Model in New Video

The hip-hop artist expresses frustrations with media portrayal of black people

In Wale’s video for his single “The Body” featuring R&B crooner Jeremih, the rapper casts an…

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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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Empire Star Taraji P. Henson’s Top 5 Roles

From starving artist to A-list actress, the star has landed major roles

Taraji P. Henson, known for her girl-next-door likability, has been very candid about her journey pre Oscar…

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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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Public Enemy Song Selected for NBC’s Official Super Bowl XLIX Commercial

'Harder Than You Think' will air on network

“Harder Than You Think” by Public Enemy was just selected for NBC’s official Super Bowl…

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American Black Film Festival Offers Early Bird Rates

Limited time prices expire January 31

Saving money is the savvy spender’s goal, which is why Black Enterprise and Film Life…

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Black Business Execs Raise Funds For Free ‘Selma’ Screening For Students Nationwide

New York City free screening offer now expanded to select cities nationwide

Following the free screening of “Selma” for NYC students, Paramount Pictures is expanding the offer…

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Submission Form Open for White House Student Film Festival

Obama administration chooses community service as this year's film festival theme

White House opens up submission forms for their 2nd annual Student Film Festival

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The Oprah Effect: 5 Superstar Careers that Benefitted from Queen Oprah’s Touch

Oprah's co-sign made these experts into household names

There’s no denying the power of Oprah Winfrey. The Queen of Talk, worth a reported…

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Top Hollywood Black Agent Seeks To Bolster Black, Latino Films And TV Shows

Charles King is leaving William Morris to form multicultural multimedia firm

One of Hollywood’s most powerful black agents is taking on a new entrepreneurial endeavor.  Charles…

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Actress Tasha Smith Confirmed for ABFF

Seasoned actress to teach workshops at American Black Film Festival

Actress Tasha Smith is confirmed to teach an acting master class at the 2015 American…

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Houston Hip Hop Pioneer Bun B Expands Business Portfolio

The "Big Pimpin" rapper is an entrepreneur and businessman with an impressive career resume

Houston is synonymous with Bun B. Any hip hop enthusiast knows that Houston’s reputation on…

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The Best LeBron James Commercials of 2014

The superstar had some of the sharpest television ads this year

2014. It was the year of LeBron James in commercials. From James cooly pulling up…

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Bobby Shmurda Spent Christmas In Jail On Riker’s Island

Bail is still set at $2 million dollars

It was a week before Christmas and all through Quad Recording Studios, Bobby Shmurda and…

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Chris Rock And Wife Malaak Compton-Rock Split After 18 Years

The couple respectfully asks for privacy for themselves and the kids

After nearly 20 years of marriage, comedian Chris Rock and his wife Malaak Compton-Rock have…

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How Kobe Bryant’s Publicized Tirade Helped A Toilet Paper Brand

After a frustrating practice session, the Lakers star unwittingly plugged Charmin

When the Los Angeles Lakers opened up a practice session to the media on Dec.…

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Halle Berry Will Pay $16,000 Child Support

Decoded: Multifaceted Power Moves of Halle Berry

The actress earns as much as $14 million per film

Halle Berry is one of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood, earning as much as…

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Ava DuVernay Shines Through the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King with Selma

The first African American woman nominated for a Best Director Golden Globe is here to stay

Ava DuVernay’s Selma marks her slashing through history books, editing the narrative, and restating the…

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Classic Gay Film Paris Is Burning To Appear At Sundance

The 1980s documentary brought voguing and drag culture to wider audience

The legendary LGBT film “Paris is Burning,” which won the Grand Jury Prize at the…

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From 1999 Cover Subjects: 3 Hip-Hop Business Leaders and Where They Are Now

20 years later, these music executives are still on top of their game

In the December 1999 issue of Black Enterprise, these three hip-hop moguls were featured as…

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Solange Made New Face of Eleven Paris

Solange expands brand with ELEVENPARIS

Another day, another deal for music’s ultimate cool girl Solange. Before the buzz surrounding her latest Puma collection…

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Pharrell Williams Embroils YouTube In Billion-Dollar Lawsuit

Global Music Rights represents the 'Happy' performer in the matter

Video-sharing site, YouTube, could potentially be facing a billion-dollar lawsuit over music rights. Legal teams…

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Minecraft Creator Outbids Jay and Beyoncé For $70M Home

It pays to make video games

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The creator of a video game just one-upped two music…

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Drake Promises To Rebrand The Toronto Raptors By 2016

Global ambassador says they will change the game

The performer known around the world as Drake promised to rebrand the Toronto Raptors for…

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Tyler Perry to Release First-Ever Animated Madea Film

New project to be released in January 2015

Madea becomes a cartoon with this latest addition to the Tyler Perry franchise.

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Rihanna, Puma, and 3 Other Top Celebrity Fashion Deals

Shortly after its design collaboration with eclectic artist Solange, Puma announced that Rihanna would also…

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Lifetime to Release Destiny’s Child Biopic

'Yes' and 'No' rumors of Destiny's Child movie still fueling

Amid the Sony scandal, an email regarding former Destiny’s Child manager Matthew Knowles pitching a…

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Selma,’ ‘Dear White People’ Star Tessa Thompson To Lead ‘Creed’

She may play the Adrian to Michael B. Jordan's boxing hero

Creed, a feature film spin-off of the Rocky franchise, is adding Selma star Tessa Thompson…

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Mariah Carey and Charlie Wilson to Headline Jamaica Jazz and Blues 2015

The event welcomes over 30,000 fan-goers each year

As you’re planning your 2015 travel, Jamaica should be on the radar. At the top…

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[REVIEW] Ava DuVernay’s ‘Selma’ Is Timely, Engaging And A Must See

One of 2014's best films is beautiful, poignant and necessary

Beautifully poignant, Ava Duvernay’s ‘Selma’ is one of 2014′s best films.

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Decoded: What’s Your Favorite Holiday Film?

Here are seven classics that earned the most and least at the box office

Here are seven classic holiday films with black casts that earned the most and the…

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Camille Cosby Breaks Silence In Released Statement

Entertainer's wife asks, "Who is the victim?"

Bill Cosby’s wife, Camille Cosby, finally releases a statement pertaining to the sexual allegations flooding…

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Oprah Announces Month-Long Celebration to Honor Civil Rights Legends

Throughout January, exclusive programming will feature the legends

Earlier today, the Oprah Winfrey Network announced that as January approaches, there will be continual…

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Kevin Hart Turns Social Media Fans into Million-Dollar Wins At the Box Office

Check out a breakdown of how he did it with #HustleHart

With over 40 million followers across social-media channels, Kevin Hart used his #Hustlehart work ethic…

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Sony Pictures Involved in Leaked Email Scandal

Execs under scrutiny after comments about President Obama and Kevin Hart

Sony Pictures facing scandal as emails are leaked involving President Obama and comedian Kevin Hart.

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Ava DuVernay Is Golden Globes’ First Black Female Director Nominee

Could she become the first black female director to be nominated for an Oscar?

The popular ‘Selma’ filmmaker, Ava DuVernay, earned the distinction of being the first black female…

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Kendrick Lamar Partners With Reebok In New Deal

Sportswear brand will release capsule collection by the TDE rapper in June 2015

Reebok has signed 27-year-old Kendrick Lamar to an exclusive deal. The Top Dawg Entertainment rapper…

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Cuba Gooding Jr. to Play O.J. Simpson In ‘American Crime Story’

Created by Glee's Ryan Murphy, show first of several in a series

The life and times of O.J. Simpson returns to the small screen as Ryan Murphy…

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Black Enterprise and Film Life Inc. Join to Form ABFF Ventures

Partnership set to expand resources and platform for black filmmakers and actors

ABFF Ventures is the new equity partnership between Black Enterprise and Film Life, Inc.

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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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Stevie Wonder Emabraking on Songs in the Key of Life Tour

Honoring Leadership with the Nation’s Highest Civilian Honor: The Presidential Medal of Freedom

Stevie Wonder among honorees at the White House ceremony

Highlights of the ceremony included a few well-placed and lighthearted remarks, compliments of President Obama.…

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Young Leaders: Karen Civil Talks Fighting Female Stereotypes in the Hip-Hop & Media Industries

Branding strategist gives tips for success for young women

Brand strategist and entertainment professional Karen Civil shares how young women can succeed in male-dominated…

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Aretha Franklin set to receive the first-ever Billboard Women in Music Icon award on Dec. 12.

Aretha Franklin Set to be Honored With Billboard’s First-Ever Icon Award

Aretha Franklin is set to receive Billboard’s first-ever icon award on Dec. 12.

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Sheryl Lee Ralph’s World AIDS Movement

Actress combines art and activism to raise awareness and fight for a cure

Using arts and activism, actress Sheryl Lee Ralph fights AIDS through her D.I.V.A Foundation and…

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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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Will Smith Won’t Return To ‘Independence Day’ Sequel

The director says the Fresh Prince is "too much to hire"

Roland Emmerich is circling around returning to direct an ‘Independence Day’ sequel, but it will…

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John Boyega Awakens Masses In New ‘Star Wars’ Teaser Trailer

Now that it's out — what do you think?

J.J. Abrams’ released his ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ teaser trailer over the weekend. John…

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Attorney Jo-Ná Williams Details How She Helps Artists Protect Their Art

Business adviser shares tips on the importance of trademarks and copyrights

Attorney and business adviser Jo-Ná A. Williams is passionate about helping entrepreneurs protect what they…

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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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J. Cole Talks Life and Carer with Morehouse College Students

Rapper surprises students with a classroom Q&A session

Rapper J. Cole makes a surprise visit to Morehouse College to speak to a group…

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TMZ’s Marion Barry Headline Sparks Change.Org Petition

Outrage ensues after popular news site calls deceased leader, 'Crack Mayor'

Popular Website TMZ facing backlash after publishing questionable Marion Barry headline.

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[RECAP] Live Civil Tour Empowers Young Leaders New York City

Brand ambassador and influencer stops in Big Apple to inspire

Brand ambassador and young influencer Karen Civil hosts empowering event part of her Live Civil…

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Ex-NBC Employee Admits to Helping Bill Cosby Pay Women Off

Frank Scotti alleges he helped entertainer send up to $2,000 a month to women

Ex-NBC employee alleges he helped Bill Cosby pay off women who he had sexual relations…

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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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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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‘Beyond the Lights’ Star Nate Parker Talks Stepping Up in Hollywood

Actor tells us why 'Beyond the Lights' is an important film

Actor Nate Parker discusses recent film, ‘Beyond The Lights,’ and chemistry of working with Prince-Bythewood.

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Bob Marley’s Family Helps Launch Global Marijuana Brand

Family works with private equity firm to expand business and cultural legacy

Rita Marley, widow of music legend Bob Marley, has helped launch a marijuana brand with…

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Lifetime’s Aaliyah Biopic No. 2 Cable Telepic of the Year

Film, which faced staunch criticism, got 3.2 million viewers during premiere

Despite many negative reactions and controversy, Lifetime’s Aaliyah biopic had 3.2 million viewers, making it…

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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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Cool Jobs: Young Marketing Exec Shares Career Journey and Excitement of Innovation

Rashad Drakeford of Revolt is on his way to becoming one of industries top leaders

With an impressive career resume Rashad Drakeford is on his way to becoming one of…

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ColorComm NYC Hosts Dinner and Dialogue With Tricia Clarke-Stone

The innovator dished on her career and gave tips for inspiring entrepreneurs

Tricia Clarke-Stone, CEO and Co-founder of Narrative_, an entertainment and tech collaborative, talked success tips…

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Jeffrey Osborne, Carnival Cruises CEO and More to Appear on ‘Our World’

Hosts Paul Brunson and Patricia Cesaire get insights from today's leading CEOs and entrepreneurs

Jeffrey Osborne, Carnival Cruises CEO and more to appear on an all new episode of…

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Civil Rights Group Says Bravo TV Profiting From Black Violence

Color of Change urging network to stop airing fights involving people of color

ColorofChange.org urging network to stop airing fights involving black people against one another.

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Entrepreneurial Inspiration: Top Ten Instagram Accounts to Follow

These celebs have the most entertaining Instagram's for any motivated entrepreneur

Social media has impacted our society in profound ways. Communicating has been made easier, and…

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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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Common is hosting a furniture design reality show on Spike TV

Common to Host Spike TV’s Furniture Design Series, “Framework”

This show is the first of its kind

Multi-talented performer, Common, is hosting a new type of reality show on Spike TV named…

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Power Professional Ericka Pittman Presents ‘Dark Girls’ Book Launch in New York City

VIP dining event draws who's who in entertainment, media and business

On Nov. 5, Ericka Pittman, a vice president at Blue Flame Agency (a Sean Combs Enterprises…

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