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Decoded in ‘Formation’: Beyonce’s Powerful–and Profitable–Tour Legacy

Take a look back at Queen Bey's top multimillion-dollar performances

Beyonce made major waves announcing a new world tour called “Formation” during Super Bowl 50.…

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Black History at Home and Abroad: 13 Leaders Whose Impact Went Global

These historymakers have crossed borders, expanded their reach and legacies

February marks the celebration of Black History Month in the U.S. and Canada. These global…

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Under Armour Announces Global Partnership With Dwayne Johnson

Deal includes actor-inspired apparel and the star's involvement in brand's philanthropy

Under Armour announced a global partnership with the dynamic actor, producer and global superstar Dwayne…

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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] Kerry Washington and Quincy Jones Presenting at the Oscars

Will and Jada Smith still plan to skip the event despite Academy efforts

After controversy surrounding #OscarsSoWhite, the lineup of presenters who will appear at the upcoming Oscars…

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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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The People v. O.J. Simpson: First of 10 Episodes Draw High Interest and Ratings

Opinions on the verdict still strong 20 years after "case of the century"

TV and entertainment critics are already calling FX’s “The People v O.J. Simpson” debut “absorbing,…

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Don’t Believe Me, Just Watch

These influential creatives and executives are making waves in the entertainment industry

From the big screen to the smallest, the entertainment landscape has been disrupted. A new…

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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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From Local to Global: How One Young Woman Followed Her Dreams to Win in Africa

Nigerian entertainer Emma Nyra details career journey and advice for women of the Diaspora

Nigerian pop star Emma Nyra talks about her journey from her hometown in Houston, Texas,…

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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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FCC and Charter Face $10 Billion Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

Suit alleges civil rights violations and calls Charter CEO 'a blatant racist'

FCC and Charter Communications are being sued for $10 billion in federal court by Byron…

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La La Anthony and Timbaland Developing Hip-Hop Docuseries

Project centers on story of Jeff Janvier and Session Cruz’s Face Time Agency

Actress, author and producer La La Anthony, and Grammy-winning producer Timbaland are teaming up to…

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The Birth of Nate’s Nation

How actor and activist Nate Parker plans to televise the revolution

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

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Tyra Banks Welcomes Baby Boy

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

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

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White Actor to Play Michael Jackson in British Comedy

Producers cite 'creative freedom' in casting Joseph Fiennes

Actor Joseph Fiennes will play Michael Jackson in a British comedy. His portrayal will be…

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Ghanaian Artist’s Fusion of African Art and Black American Celebrities Goes Viral

Works fuse traditional prints with pop figures such as Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, and Obama

Sparked by depictions of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West in African garb, Dennis Owusu-Ansah’s artwork…

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New TV Network for African Americans Set to Launch in Detroit

The Dream Network lands deal with WPHR-TV33 to launch on Comcast channel 91

The Dream Network, a new African-American television network, has signed a deal with WPHR-TV33 in…

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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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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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