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Diddy Announces Revolt TV Music Conference

Event to help shape the next generation of music moguls

Striving to be the leading voice in music, arts and culture, Diddy has announced the…

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‘The Best Man Wedding’ to Hit Theaters in 2016

Third installment of Best Man series gets release date

Malcolm D. Lee set to release “The Best Man Wedding” on April 16, 2016

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[VIDEO] Man In Blackface Impersonates Kanye In Front Of Kim Kardashian

KimYe has dealt with haters for a while, but blackface is a new one

A recent clip shows just how Kanye West’s then-girlfriend, Kim Kardashian, was offended by a…

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Will And Jada Smith Cleared By Child Protective Services

The Smith's were asked to keep an eye on Willow.

After racy photos of both Jaden and Willow Smith hit the Web, concerned fans and…

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Chris Rock To Bring The ‘Black Plague’ In New Comedy Tour

Brooklyn's funny man hints how Yeezus inspired the name of his next comedy tour.

On Jimmy Fallon’s The Tonight Show, Chris Rock announced to his legion of fans that…

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Tyra Banks Lands New Daytime Talk Show Deal

Supermodel turned business mogul makes a return to daytime television

America’s Next Top Model creator, Tyra Banks, inks new daytime talk show deal with Disney-ABC

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Chad Johnson Tattoos Evelyn Lozada’s Face on His Leg

After domestic dispute, former NFL Player tweets photo of tattoo

After domestic dispute, former NFL Player tweets photo of tattoo

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Afro-Punk Festival Returns for 8th Year of Rock, Food and Fun

Co-producer Matthew Morgan talks black cultural movement

BlackEnterprise.com talks with Afro-Punk’s co-producer, Matthew Morgan, about the festival’s long-running success and the unique…

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Catching Up with Downtown Julie Brown

The ex-VJ reveals where she’s been since the ’90s and why she’s moving to behind the camera

The ex-MTV VJ reveals where she’s been since the ’90s and why she’s moving to…

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Bokeem Woodbine: ‘Total Recall’ Star Talks Sci-Fi, Slave Revolts and Rock Bands

Actor Bokeem Woodbine never thought he would be in a sci-fi movie until "Total Recall" came along.

Bokeem Woodbine admits that there are a lot of roles he would still like to…

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As the world turns its attention to the 2012 London Olympic Games, take a look at male power players in the UK's capital, dominating in the arts, business, education and media. ---Octavia Goredema


Hip-Hop Artist, TINIE TEMPAH


Patrick Chukwuemeka Okogwu, also known as award-winning rapper Tinie Tempah, hails from south-east London. His double-platinum debut Disc-Overytopped the UK charts, creating major international buzz.


Founder of the independent label Disturbing London, the rapper has toured with Rihanna and Usher, and performed  at Glastonbury with Snoop Dogg. He has won numerous honors including Best International Act at the BET Awards, multiple Brit Awards, and several MOBO Awards.

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London’s Top Black Men Of Power

These men hold the torch for being industry leaders

As the Olympics brings captivation to London, take a look at UK men who are…

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Cool Jobs: Music Producer Warryn Campbell, Master of Hit-Making Contemporary Soul

Musician's early start fuels long-lasting industry legacy

Powerhouse CEO and producer Warryn Campbell, has cranked out hits for heavyweights including Yolanda Adams,…

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Preview Our World: Behind the Scenes with Nicole Ari Parker and Blair Underwood in ‘Streetcar Named Desire’

Host Marc Lamont Hill interviews Nicole Ari Parker and Blair Underwood from Streetcar Named Desire; plus talks about the future of hip hop

‘Our World with Black Enterprise’ host Marc Lamont Hill interviews Nicole Ari Parker and Blair…

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Watch: ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ Takes Final Bow on Broadway

Before they were stars: Actors Nicole Ari Parker and Blair Underwood talk to Black Enterprise correspondent Shannon Lanier about their celebrity hustles

Before they were stars: Actors Nicole Ari Parker and Blair Underwood talk to Black Enterprise…

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Cool Jobs: Paul Martin Holds Key to Acquiring New Talent in Hollywood

'Get things done' personality drives career advancement for top stars

Key Sony Pictures Entertainment executive Paul Martin talks his recruitment philosophy and pushing for diversity…

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Paul Butler: The Man Behind Magic Johnson’s ASPiRE Network

As he leads Magic Johnson's ASPiRE Network, the entertainment executive talks programming and changing the game for African Americans in television

Paul Butler, General Manager of Magic Johnson’s ASPiRE Network talks programming and changing the game…

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Field of Legends: Honoring Players at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

NLBM President Bob Kendrick (Image: Negro Leagues Baseball Museum)
On July 8th, Major League Baseball players…

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Will Cleveland’s New Casino be an Economic Jackpot?

Horseshoe Cleveland Boss says gaming will help stimulate city business

Horseshoe Cleveland GM Marcus Glover says gaming will help stimulate city business

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Earvin Magic Johnson Launches New Network Aspire

The basketball champion expands his business portfolio with a network featuring programming for African American audiences

The basketball champion expands his business portfolio with a network featuring programming for African American…

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After performing alongside his brothers in the Jackson 5, Michael made his solo debut on American Bandstand in 1971, performing a rendition of “Rockin’ Robin.”

Social Media Remembers the King of Pop

Honoring Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, with social media tributes on the third anniversary of his death

Honoring Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, with social media tributes on the third anniversary…

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Why One Atlantan Hates ‘Love & Hip Hop ATL’

Will the real black people of Atlanta please stand up and stop 'Love & Hip Hop'?

An Open Letter from an Atlantan who once loved reality TV: Will the Real Black…

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WATCH: ‘Streetcar’ Star Nicole Ari Parker Talks Broadway, Family Life, and Black Hollywood

Mother, wife and entrepreneur takes theater and Tinseltown by storm

On the heels of her sizzling Broadway debut, actress Nicole Ari Parker took a break…

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Kevin Liles: More Than Music

Former Def Jam music man talks about the importance of expanding his brand beyond the industry and giving back by paying it forward

How the former Def Jam music man has expanded his brand beyond the industry and…

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Top TV Exec Talks Entertainment Diversity and Inclusion

Kelly Edwards of NBCUniversal strives to keep multi-ethnic presence prevalent

Kelly Edwards, a senior executive at NBCUniversal, strives to continue her work in keeping entertainment…

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Africa is Calling: Four Professional British Women Return to Their Roots

How these leaders found career fulfillment in their homeland

Professionals born, raised and based in Britain discover their ancestral homelands and are presented life-changing…

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’2 Days in Paris with Chris Rock’ (and Other Must-See Black Movies at Tribeca Film Fest)

The 11th annual Tribeca Film Festival is underway. Check out the must-see movies with black actors that will debut this week

The 11th annual Tribeca Film Festival is underway. Check out the must-see black movies that…

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Hot Ad Mess: Is Lack of Color in the Advertising Biz to Blame for MJB/Burger King Snafu??

After official Mary J. Blige response, I'm still shaking my head

As the Burger King chicken wrap hoopla continues, questions arise about lack of diversity in…

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How to Get Put On in the Music Industry — And Avoid the Trash Bin

Entrepreneur and reality star Yandy Smith talks do's and don'ts of brand marketing

Music entrepreneur and Love & Hip Hop star Yandy Smith gives tips on how to…

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Hooray for Nollywood: Behind the Scenes of the Nigerian Film Industry

As the Oscars dust settles in Tinseltown, we turn our attention to one of the largest film industries in the world: Nigeria

As the Oscars dust settles in Tinseltown, we turn our attention to one of the…

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Financial Adviser Creates March (Money) Madness to Promote Financial Literacy

Brokerage professional gives common sports bracket investment spin

Rob Wilson, created an investment game that plays off the popular March Madness basketball…

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WATCH: Phaedra Parks Talks Reality TV Catfights and Her Solid Business Brand

Attorney---and aspiring mortician---prides herself on experience and integrity

The Real Housewives of Atlanta star talks “business of integrity,” reality TV drama, and her…

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THE THESPIAN: GENEVIEVE NNAJI This Nigerian actress, known as the "Julia Roberts of Africa," has appeared in more than 60 films since her debut in 1998. A Nollywood A-lister --- and one of the highest paid actresses in the industry --- she won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in 2005, and today is the spokesperson for several international ad campaigns including MUD Cosmetics.

10 International Women of Power to Watch

From entertainment to technology, these women are making a major impact across the globe

These ten women of color are making a major impact on the world at large,…

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Icon Dionne Warwick Talks Reality TV, Songwriting, and Protecting Her Legacy

Award-winning composer releasing new album, expanding audience

Dionne Warwick, a Black Enterprise Legacy Award winner, has seen more than 50 years of…

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WATCH: Women of Power (and the Young Men Who Are ‘Committed’ to Them!)

See video of singing group Committed, who are headed to the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit in Orlando Florida.

See video of singing group Committed, who are headed to the Black Enterprise Women of…

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Actor Michael Ealy is More than Just Eye Candy

The 'Think Like a Man' star talks diversity of roles—from 'Underworld' to 'Unconditional'

Diversifying his roles with Underworld Awakening & Think Like a Man, actor Michael Ealy moves…

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There have been many black films that inspire, enrage, encourage and invigorate. And several of those have reflected real-life scenarios that we all have seen in our own lives --- especially when it comes to the workplace.


Here are six films with black actors that feature career issues and have taught all of us lessons about art reflecting life. ---Janell Hazelwood

6 Best Black Career Films of All Time

These movies taught lessons on workplace and career issues

These are six of the best films with black actors that incorporated everyday workplace issues.

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Why Your Support of ‘Red Tails’ is Important for Black Hollywood

Ask any black filmmaker and they’ll tell you that getting black films made and subsequently…

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Meet the Men Behind Singersroom.com

Finding hip-hop music online is easy. There are literally hundreds of blogs and sites dedicated…

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LISTEN: Kandi Burruss Talks Adult Toy Expansion, New Talent Show

Real Housewives of Atlanta star wants to make her brand a bankable one

Real Housewives of Atlanta star, Kandi Burruss, talks developing her adult toy line, expanding into…

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Kandi Koated Mogul: Reality TV Star Diversifies Portfolio with Adult Toys, New Talent Show

How Real Housewives of Atlanta cast member diversifies ventures to build wealth

Music artist and songwriter Kandi Burruss has used reality TV fame to expand her multi-million-dollar…

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Over the years, in business, politics, entertainment and more, there have been sex scandals---those that come and go and those that take down the person or entity they're filed against. Whether true are not, all are painful to watch, and, one would imagine, painful to endure---especially for the women who choose to "stand by their man" through it all. In light of the recent sex scandals that have rocked the worlds of politicians like Herman Cain (pictured, left, with supporters along the campaign trail) and pastors like Bishop Eddie Long, we rounded up a few of the wives who made the decision through uncomfortable press conferences, embarrassing court cases and shocking announcements to stay and be...The Good Wife.---Elayne Fluker

The Good Wife: 9 Women Who Stood By Their Husbands During Scandals

From politicians to pastors, sex scandals and others have shattered the worlds of many, including the women who stand by their man

Throughout the sex scandal, Herman Cain’s wife Gloria Cain stood by her husband. Here, 8…

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Nicki Minaj Becomes a True Barbie

The rapper/actress proves that she is clearly not playing when it comes to establishig herself as a major brand

Mattell announces Nicki Minaj Barbie doll as the rapper/actress proves that she is clearly determined…

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Common: On Life and Love Lessons from Serena Williams and Erykah Badu

Award-winning Chi-town rapper and bestselling author opens up about past lessons and a future that includes marriage and a family

Common, award-winning rapper and bestselling author, opens up about his new book and love lessons…

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Career Transition Lessons from The Real Housewives of Atlanta

Beyond the antics, learn how you can take your brand to the next level

The Real Housewives of Atlanta are embarking on new career transitions, from entrepreneurship to motherhood.…

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‘Basketball Wives’ Evelyn Lozada Gets Six-Figure Book and Film Deal

Series to be based on true accounts of life dating athletes

Evelyn Lozada, co-star of VH1’s hit reality series, Basketball Wives will launch fiction book series…

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Supermodel & Businesswoman Tyra Banks Becomes First Fashion Icon To Invest In TheHunt.com Through F

WATCH: Tyra Banks Talks ‘Modelland’ and Moving Beyond the Doubters

Tyra Banks adds best-selling author to her long list of accomplishments and talks about facing…

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Lady Gaga Manager, Troy Carter, Tackles World of Tech

You may not know Troy Carter by name now, but trust us, you soon will.

You may not know Troy Carter by name now, but trust us, you soon will.…

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Kevin Hart’s Record-Breaking Funny Business

The comedian raked in $15 million dollars in two days. Still, as he prepares to release his movie 'Laugh at My Pain,' he's just getting started

The comedian takes in $15 million dollars in two days. Still, as he gets ready…

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Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge 2011!

Join us this Labor Day Weekend for a party you don't want to miss!

Join us this Labor Day Weekend for a party you don’t want to miss!

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WATCH: Kelly Price on Reinventing, Gaining Confidence and Moving On

In this episode of 'Brand New You' with Karen Taylor Bass, singer Kelly Price opens up about other turning points in her life and her music

In this episode of Brand New You with Karen Taylor Bass, Kelly Price opens up…

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Who’s Next? (We Have the Answer!)

Visit BlackEnterprise.com/BENEXT to see what's next for the 35 and under leaders of the new school

Black Enterprise launches BE NEXT site for the 35 and under crowd highlighting young leaders…

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Chris Tucker Gets Back to the Business of Making Funny

After a long hiatus, the actor and comedian embarks on his first comedy tour in years

After a long hiatus, the actor and comedian embarks on his first comedy tour in…

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As we get ready for the holiday weekend and wrap up our coverage of Black Music Month, BlackEnterprise.com tapped into our thought leaders and editors to see what motivates them when it comes to handling their business. But we're not talking educational seminars or textbooks; we’re talking playlists.Check out this cool mix of songs and add them to your own playlist. They're sure to get you moving--whether it's to work out or on your way to work. #NP —Elayne Fluker

12 Songs to Add to Your Power Moves Playlist #NP

Business leaders and Black Enterprise editors tell you what music inspires them to make power moves

Business leaders and Black Enterprise editors tell you what music inspires them to make power…

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Women in Black Music: Top Women Executives Behind the Scenes

These 9 power brokers are calling the shots in the entertainment industry

These black female executives make power moves behind the scenes in the music business

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Black Music Month: Celebrity Managers Who Took Star Children to the Top

These savvy parents used their business sense to lead family to success

Six parents who saw star talent in their children and managed their rise to fame

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Black Music Month Power Player: Fatima Robinson, the Choreographer

How the mastermind behind the routines of pop phenoms like the Black Eyed Peas balances success, rumors and family first

How the mastermind behind the routines of pop phenoms like the Black Eyed Peas balances…

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Black Music Month Power Player: Chris Lighty, The Executive

From carrying crates to making $100 mil deals to his latest venture, music exec Chris Lighty proves why, in business, "persistence overcomes resistance"

From carrying crates to making $100 mil deals to his latest venture, music exec Chris…

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Celebrating the Business of Black Music

June is Black Music Month and all month BlackEnterprise.com looks at the business of music. Log on each day to see, and learn from, those who are rising, rocking and ruling

June is Black Music Month and all month BlackEnterprise.com looks at the business of music.…

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Will Bankruptcy Stop Tupac’s Biopic from Hitting the Screen?

15 years later, financial harships threaten to keep the rapper's long-awaited story out of theaters

15 years later, financial hardships threaten to keep the rapper’s long-awaited story out of theaters

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Tend your bar. Monitor your bartenders. Over-pouring can lead to big financial problems. With formally trained bartenders this is not an issue. But if you’re thinking about hiring someone who learned to bartend at friend’s parties, think again.

10 Tips to Opening Your Own Club

Industry experts and successful entrepreneurs tell you how to build, brand and promote your business and turn it into a hot spot

Industry experts and successful entrepreneurs tell you how to build, brand and promote your business…

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Winging It: F.A.M.E Costs. Will Chris Brown Ever Be Willing to Pay?

His new album is expected to debut at #1. Sadly, that’s all he seems to care about

His new album is expected to debut at #1. Sadly, that’s all he seems to…

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Mix it up with a sangria or rum punch for all to enjoy. "You can get a great wine for under $15, brandy, and fruit, and mix them for sangria," Pariser says. "Each bowl or pitcher goes a long way and people love it!" Butler is a fan of the same mixed concept in rum punch. "You get the rum, the juices, and mix them together and serve," Butler says. Garnish glasses with leftover fruit or rim them with colored sugar to add special touch of class. For more on holiday entertaining and recipes see ... Multicultural holiday recipes from the Black Enterprise staff Holiday Party Planning: How to hire a caterer

Holiday Entertaining on a Budget

Tips on how to make your holiday festivities classy and cost-effective

Whether your pockets are tight or you just don’t want to spend extravagantly, this year…

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Wyclef Jean on the Fugees, the Presidency and the Music

Wyclef Jean sits down with Black Enterprise’s Our World host, Marc Lamont Hill, and answers…

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Sean "P. Diddy" Combs was fired by Andre Harrell as a 21-year-old exec at Uptown Records early in his career. Today, Combs has gone on to build a more than $300-million-dollar empire, with an expanding list of ventures under Bad Boy Worldwide Entertainment Group: Sean John Clothing and Sean by Sean; a movie production company; his own Ciroc vodka; his own fragrance; reality TV shows; a solo music career, as well as his collaboration with artists Dirty Money; and an acting career, including a role in the Oscar-winning Monster's Ball.

So You’ve Been Fired… Now What?: 7 Celebrities Who Survived the Axe

These famous figures show there is light at the end of the termination tunnel

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</a>Football star <strong>Michael Vick</strong> was infamously suspended and<strong> </strong>later released from the Atlanta Falcons…

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WATCH: Nick Cannon on Business, Being Taken Seriously & Faking It ‘Til You Make It

The self-described "entrepretainer" shares tips for young entrepreneurs

Blackenterprise.com correspondent Shannon Lanier recently caught up with self-described “Entrepretainer” Nick Cannon, who, at just…

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WATCH: Work Behind the Scenes in Entertainment

Mary Major offers some tips on breaking into the entertainment industry, behind the scenes

Mary Major is president of Major Jack productions, a television and live-event production company…

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BE Next: The New Generation of Risk-Takers and Dealmakers

Young entrepreneurs position themselves to dominate the business landscape

Black Enterprise considers those young entrepreneurs, corporate professionals, and technology innovators who range in age…

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Tyra Banks Ending Talk Show

Media mogul plans to start movie studio

Supermodel-turned-entrepreneur Tyra Banks has announced that the current and fifth season of The Tyra Banks…

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Multiple Rights Deals Changing How Record Labels Make Money

Evolving '360' model allows companies to gain more revenue

A burgeoning business model is changing the way record labels do business and forcing musicians…

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Talkin Points: African Americans & Africans

What you need to know

What you need to know: African Americans and Africans; racial profiling on the rise; and…

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Entrepreneur Gets Lesson in Strategy 101

Misstep leads to journey on the right track

BlackEnterprise.com talked with entrepreneur TenishaPercel about how she started her two businesses and what lessons…

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One For the Money, Two For the Show

Monday Night Fight Klub: a hip-hop success story

Monday Night Fight Klub: a hip-hop success story

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Crash Set to Land on TV

New series based on popular movie gets green light

New series based on popular movie gets green light

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Inside the Super Bowl — Part 3

Ad Spots a Win-Win for Everybody

Ad Spots a Win-Win for Everybody

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NAACP Image Award Nominations

Awards scheduled to air on Feb. 14

Nominations for the 39th NAACP Image Awards are out.

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Why You Should See The Great Debaters

Star-powered film struggles to find an audience

In spite of the star power of Denzel Washington and the producing and marketing prowess…

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