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[WATCH] Celebrities Step up to Michelle Obama’s ‘Gimme Five’ Challenge with Healthy Meals

Celebrities share their favorite ingredients for a delicious and simple meal

Celebrities respond to the #GimmeFive Challenge and share their favorite ingredients for a delicious and…

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African American Festival: BE Empowerment Zone – Money, Love, and Inspiration

Proved to exceed expectations with informative and entertaining conversations

The BE Empowerment Zone proved to exceed expectations with informative and entertaining conversations on love,…

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GQ Recognizes Some of the Most Stylish Athletes in New List

The magazine galvanizes a few of sports style icons

Lebron James and Mario Balotelli made the cut for GQ’s most stylish men alive list.

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Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs Released On Bail Following Arrest at UCLA

The mogul got into altercation with son's football coach

A source close to Diddy claims “that he acted in self-defense”. According to the source,…

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[WATCH] Yegna: Ethiopia’s Sound of Change

Girl-band empowers women to become confident, educated, and self-employed

The multi-platform brand, Yegna, means “ours” in Amharic, and their message is all about…

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[WATCH] Franchesca Ramsey to Host MTV’s Decoded

YouTube sensation to tackle race in new online series

YouTube vlogger, Franchesca Ramsey, penned to tackle race in new online MTV series, “Decoded.”

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Ava DuVernay Reportedly Directing Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ Film

DuVernay will become Marvel Studios first black female director

Ava DuVernay has reportedly been tapped to direct Marvel’s upcoming “Black Panther” film.

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John Legend launches ‘The Legend Experience’ Luxury Travel and Expedition Tour

The legendary singer creates 11-day, jetsetting tour for up to 50 guest

John Legend launches “The Legend Experience” luxury expedition tours on two continents.

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ABFF Remembers ‘Boyz n the Hood’ with John Singleton

Filmmaker shares insight into what inspired him

ABFF remembers “Boyz n the Hood,” a story of a group of childhood friends in…

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[WATCH] 8 Fierce and Fabulous Female DJs

These hip-hop artists are breaking barriers in the music industry

Here are several African American female DJs breaking barriers in the music industry.

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[WATCH] Ava DuVernay Revels in Being a ‘Black Woman Filmmaker’

The 'Selma' director shares why she's okay with the title

Ava DuVernay isn’t bothered by the label, ‘black woman filmmaker.’ As a matter of fact,…

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Cadillac Shows Support For Young Black Filmmakers At ABFF

HBO Short winner Kiel Scott discusses his journey and relationship with Spike Lee

HBO Short Film winner Kiel Scott discusses his journey and relationship with Spike Lee during…

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HBO Short Film Competition Finalists Share Insights

Writers/directors talk inspiration and African American films

Writers/directors talk inspiration and African American films at ABFF.

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Mara and Salim Akil, Chris Spencer and Janine Sherman Barrois Talk Life of a Showrunner

Hollywood power players talk their rise to success behind the scenes

Hollywood’s leading creators, producers and writers talk about the key to their success at the…

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ABFF Day 3: Television and Media Expo

ABFF attendees get up close and personal with major Black TV networks

During ABFF – Television & Media Expo, attendees got a chance to get up close…

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Dwyane Wade Attends Harvard Business School

Miami Heat star furthers his education by enrolling in courses at Harvard

Dwyane Wade takes a break from his job as an ESPN analyst to enroll in…

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ABFF Day 3: Building Your Web Series

Top tips on how to take your web show to the next level

Attendees at ABFF packed the New York Hilton Hotel grand ballroom for the How to…

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ABFF Day 3: Navigating the Entertainment Industry

The ‘Hot in Hollywood’ talk finding success in film and television

Black celebrities offer advice for navigating the entertainment industry.

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‘Empire’: Inside The Writer’s Room

Screenwriters panel on script development and Cookie's quips

ABFF and FOX host Empire screenwriters panel on what goes into developing a TV script…

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In Session: Tasha Smith’s Master Class on Acting

Smith offers ABFF attendees tips on becoming a great actor

Actress Tasha Smith brings her acting workshop to the 2015 American Black Film Festival.

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