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Ten Facts about Nas

Nas Executive Producing Erykah Badu Film

Movie will premier at Sundance in January

Super soul icon Erykah Badu is releasing an indie drama called “The Land” and has…

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LeBron James Signs Lifetime Deal with Nike

Contract is first lifetime deal in the shoe and apparel company’s 44-year history

Today, LeBron James has agreed to a lifetime endorsement deal with Nike, the first deal…

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2016 Grammy Awards: Kendrick Lamar Dominates & Omarion Gets Best … Twitter Rant Award

The Weeknd and Taylor Swift also among the top nominees

Kendrick Lamar earned 11 Grammy nominations in nine different categories, while pop star Omarion takes…

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NABFEME: The Premier Organization for Women in Music and Entertainment

But this nonprofit is about more than just entertainment

The National Association of Black Female Executives in Music & Entertainment (NABFEME) is a nonprofit…

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From Hip-Hop to the Small Screen: 50 Cent and Nicki Minaj Land New TV Deals

Each involved in biographical projects that put their personal stories on centerstage

Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Sean “Diddy” Combs and Nicki Minaj have all landed recent deals…

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LeBron James adds a daughter to his family

$15.8 Million: LeBron James Lands Deal for Entertainment Studio

Warner Bros. and Turner Sports invest in expanding Uninterrupted platform offerings

Warner Bros. and Turner Sports recently announced an investment in Uninterrupted, slated to become yet…

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Still shot of Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone from movie 'Creed'

‘Creed’ Opens Dialogue on Diversity in Boxing Films; Becomes Holiday Weekend Hit

Film starring Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone rakes in more than $42 million

Creed,” which cost $35 million to make, earned $42.6 million over five days. It’s the…

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[WATCH] Power Women of the Diaspora: How Global Music Phenom DJ Cuppy Turns Opportunity Into Gold

This billionaire's daughter has the talent and tenacity to back up the clout

She’s the glam daughter of a billionaire, but nothing in her career journey spells nepotism.…

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Rihanna signs with Roc Nation label

Rihanna’s New Business Venture Will Help Beauty and Styling Artists Land Employment

Pop artist says beauty and styling agency was an organic thing for her to do

Rihanna launches beauty and styling agency to help artists with booking commercials, editorial shoots, red-carpet…

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Uzo Aduba, Dascha Polanco, and Tituss Burgess Discuss the Diversity Power of Non-Network Shows

2015 Adweek panel says TV has just cracked the surface of diversity

Actors Uzo Aduba, Dascha Polanco, and Tituss Burgess discuss how non-network shows are pushing the…

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$10 Million: Mellody Hobson and George Lucas Invest in Black and Latino Student Success

George Lucas Foundation Endowed Student Support Fund for Diversity changes lives

Power couple George Lucas and Mellody Hobson gave $10 million in support of black and…

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[WATCH] Misty Copeland and Yo-Yo Ma Rock The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

The dynamic duo caused waves on social media

On Monday Oct. 5, Misty Copeland and Yo-Yo Ma performed on The Late Show with…

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Actor and Comedian Mike Epps to Host 2016 ABFF Honors

Annual awards gala salutes excellence in film and television

Actor and comedian Mike Epps will host the 2016 ABFF Honors in February. The annual…

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Uniting for Activism: Usher, Harry Belafonte Spark Vital Chat on Driving Change

Bridging the gap, the two talk education, Civil Rights Movement and Black Lives Matter

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Entertainer Usher and legendary actor and activist Harry Belafonte sat down recently during an…

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Meet the Members of The Money Team

The Money Team to pursue their passions and create profitable businesses for themselves

Outside of the ring, Floyd Mayweather empowers his team, known as The Money Team, to…

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Lee Daniels Asks White Hollywood: Where Are the Black Writers?

Stunned panel balked at accountability

Black representation in media matters! Two recent examples only reiterate the need for us to…

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Cool Jobs: Hot 97’s TT Torrez on Beating the Odds to Be a Power Woman in Radio

Torrez opens up about her journey to finding career success

Hot 97’s TT Torrez talks her career journey in radio, views on showing emotion in…

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[WATCH] Comedian Trevor Noah Preps for First Night as Host of The Daily Show

Watchers wonder what stamp the comedian will leave on the show and how he'll take it into the future of late night TV

Fans and critics will watch to see what mark Trevor Noah, the new host of…

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Ad Week 2015: Celebrities, Industry Leaders, and Media’s Top Execs Gather in NYC

Regulation and access issues in publishing and social are hot topics this year

This week, thousands of leaders in the advertising, media, business, tech, and marketing industries are…

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Zuri Hall Talks Landing Her Dream Job at E! News and the Power of Investing in Yourself

Hall shares her journey to making it as a national television host

E! News correspondent Zuri Hall opens up about her career journey and the power of…

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