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LeBron James to Produce Disney TV Series That Inspires Kids

New series will spotlight the careers of today's top athletes

Superstar athlete LeBron James is producing a Disney TV series that will spotlight the journey’s…

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The Sports Resume: ESPN Recruiters Share Tips for Gaining Employment

Three professionals detail keys to employment

Three recruiters from ESPN get real about how to get employed in the sports industry.

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ESPN’s Stephanie Grant Talks MEAC-SWAC Challenge with The Shadow League

Event was 10th anniversary, with lots of excitement and entertainment

The Shadow League has a conversation with ESPN’s Stephanie Grant about the MEAC/SWAC Challenge, which…

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Amy DuBois Barnett Executive Editor for New ESPN Site

Former Ebony EIC to head new portal catering to African Americans

ESPN announces former Ebony Editor-in-Chief Amy DuBois Barnett as executive editor of new site catering…

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Ray Rice and Stephen A. Smith: The Manifestation of the Hypocrisy of Sports

Sports have become a Roman Gladius that wields power and cuts deep

The Shadow League’s Yussuf Khan discusses the problem with the mindset of how domestic violence…

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Stephen A. Smith Suspended Over Domestic Abuse Comments

Sportscaster off air until August 6th

ESPN suspends Stephen A. Smith over controversial domestic violence comments said on air on ‘First…

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Twitter Reacts to Stephen A. Smith’s ‘Domestic Violence’ Comments

Apology issued but damage already done

ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith put his foot in his mouth when sharing his thoughts about…

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ESPN Insinuates Drug Usage During Serena Williams Match

Remarks spark outrage and Change.org activism

ESPN commentators have inspired a Change.org petition after accusing tennis superstar Serena Williams of being…

By Kevin L. Clark

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US vs. Portugal World Game Game, Highest Rated on ESPN

USA vs. Portugal: ESPN’s Highest-Rated World Cup Match

Match beats 7.0 rating for US initial World Cup run against Ghana

The US team nearly won when they were up 2-1 with under 30 seconds left…

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Stuart Scott Will Receive Jimmy V Award st The ESPYs

Stuart Scott Set to Receive Jimmy V Perseverance Award at 2014 ESPYs

Sports anchor is being rewarded for his fights with appendiceal cancer

Scott, who has and is battling cancer, was first diagnosed with appendiceal cancer in November…

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Return of the Mark: Mark Jackson Inks Multi-Year Deal to Return to ESPN

Ousted Golden State Warriors' Coach lands safely, reunites with old Network after losing job

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If you watched game one of the 2014 NBA…

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Drake is Slated to Host the 2014 ESPY Awards

The star rapper gets to combine his two loves, sports and performing

Drake is an avid sports fan

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Rob Parker Is Returning to Sports Radio in Detroit

'Parker and the Man' show to return

Rob Parker now has a new home in WDFN 1130.

By Darren Sands

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ESPN’s Nate Silver Site to Debut on March 17

Silver left the New York Times in 2013

Silver left the New York Times in 2013.

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Sports Anchor Darren Haynes Joins ESPN

Veteran anchor leaves Al Jazeera

He begins Feb. 24

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Severe Weather Halts ESPN Broadcast of UNC-Georgia Tech

School officials said the roads by the school were still in poor condition

School officials said the roads by the school were still in poor condition.

By Darren Sands

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Jalenland: For the Ultimate Doer, a Higher Purpose Calls Back Home

The most outspoken member of the Fab 5 is a one-man media conglomerate. It's because he's trying to put his city on his back --transforming one mind at a time

He wasn’t a Hall of Famer, but don’t count out Jalen Rose just yet

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Cam Newton -- and ESPN -- scored a big victory Monday night: 15.78 million watch him take down the Patriots, 24-20.

With Patriots-Panthers, ESPN’s Monday Night Football Scores Big

Game does a whopping 15.78 rating

Monday night’s matchup pitted two Under Armour athletes against each other

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Highlights like this one landed DeAndre Jordan in the newest SportsCenter commercial.

DeAndre Jordan Stars in New SportsCenter Commercial

ESPN is in full NBA mode with new spot for SportsCenter

In the commercial, Jordan tries to enter the Top 10 plays “club” — only to…

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Sage Steele Will Join ESPN’s NBA Countdown as Host

New role part of multi-year extension

Sage Steele will bring a veteran presence to new role

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LeBron James Covers ESPN the Magazine NBA Preview

LBJ dishes on MJ, lessons learned and being the best

Chris Broussard asked James if he wishes he had more of a relationship with his…

By Darren Sands

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Earvin “Magic” Johnson, ESPN NBA Countdown Part Ways

NBA Hall of Famer cites schedule, other commitments

ESPN’s NBA Countdown show will have a new look this year

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NBA Ready to Enter Media Rights Deal Discussion

Which station do you like watching NBA on the most?

The NBA has numerous deals with T.V networks which gives us as fans the opportunity…

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ESPN to Lay Off Hundreds of Employees

Most ESPN employees work in Bristol, Connecticut

ESPN says they are trying to “manage costs.”

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WNBA, ESPN Extend Partnership Through 2022

An agreement was reached amid the arrivals of superstars Diggins, Griner

Stars boost league’s marketability with new deal.

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Another Tackle! After Retirement, Ray Lewis Nabs Gig on ESPN

Retired Ravens linebacker finds new position off the field.

Ray Lewis will be making appearances on several television and radio shows, ESPN announced.

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Keith Clinkscales Launches Sports Website TheShadowLeague.com

Former ESPN executive launches a site with the intersection of sports, pop culture and race

Have you checked out the site?

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Listener Calls ESPN’s Jemele Hill a ‘Spear-Chucker,’ Jungle Bunny

Hill says she receives racist hate mail on a regular basis

In a letter filled with racial slurs, a listener urges ESPN’s management to get rid…

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ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith Denies he Said the N-Word On-Air

Even though it's on tape, he denies he said it.

Even though it’s on tape, he denies he said it.

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Cari Champion To Host ESPN’s First Take

Former reporter for the Tennis Channel gets new gig

Former reporter for the Tennis Channel gets new gig

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Flagrant Foul: NBA Owners Consider Selling Ad Space on Player Jerseys

Cash-strapped owners consider a drastic move to increase revenue that has many up in arms

In a quest for revenue NBA owners consider placing advertisements on player uniforms which have…

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Decoding the Business of Earvin “Magic” Johnson

Adding the L.A. Dodgers to his business portfolio, the NBA Hall-of-Famer continues to secure landmark deals

Magic Johnson’s minority stake in the Los Angeles Dodgers adds on to his impressive business…

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ESPN Sports Business Editor Analyzes Impact of Magic Johnson’s Dodgers Deal

ESPN's Keith Reed shares his perspective on Magic Johnson's historic purchase of the LA Dodgers and what it means for the sport

ESPN’s Senior Sports Business Editor Keith Reed shares his perspective on Magic Johnson’s historic purchase…

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NBA Decoded: Have Black Athletes Killed the White All-Star?

As the NBA becomes dominated by African American and international players, White ball players are left on the bench

Dominated by African American and international players, the NBA is left with fewer White American…

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Before the NBA lockout ended, SportsNetworker compiled a list of the “Top 10 Sports Business Professionals To Follow On Twitter,” highlighting individuals at major sports entities who will keep their followers abreast of the latest industry news. The list was diverse in that it included both men and women, however, none of the candidates were of color. Since the 2012 NBA season tipped off on Christmas Day, BlackEnterprise.com decided to compile a select list of Black professionals from sports media, marketing, public, and community relations that may have been overlooked. If you’re a basketball fan looking to keep your ear to the tweets, here are 10 sports business professionals of color to follow on Twitter. —Mia Hall

10 Sports Business Professionals (of Color) to Follow on Twitter

The NBA lockout is over and the season's started but here's how to stay on top of what's going on

With the 2012 NBA season underway there are specific sports business leaders you need to…

By Mia N. Hall

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Jimmy Graham: A Story of Survival & Beating the Odds

Overcoming abuse and abandonment, the inspiring NFL star tackles life head on

Before he was an NFL star Jimmy Graham was an orphan abandoned by his mother…

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LeBron James Decoded: A Slam Dunk Brand

Moving to Miami only amplified LeBron James' stock in the NBA and is having a similar effect on his business and bank account

Since joining Dwayne Wade on the Miami Heat, LeBron James has made millions more and…

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UPDATE: Day 3 – Women of Power Summit 2011

Our 6th Annual Women of Power Summit is winding down but you can still find out the keys to reclaiming your power here

Day 3 of Black Enterprise’s Women of Power Summit began with very profound and inspirational…

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We're only a week away from Black Enterprise's 6th Annual Women of Power Summit.  Next week, both  seasoned businesswomen and up-and-coming entrepreneurs will congregate in Orlando for three days of networking and insightful workshops. To celebrate the occasion, check out our list of 10 business mavens under 40. You can catch them live at this year's summit or via BlackEnterprise.com's up-to-the-minute coverage. —Janel Martinez (Image: Thinkstock; all other images courtesy of subject)

Top 10: Young Women of Power

With just a week before the Women of Power conference, BE highlights some of the brightest female entrepreneurs and execs under 40

We’re only a week away from Black Enterprise’s 6th Annual Women of Power Summit. Are…

By Janel Martinez

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Black Enterprise’s 6th Annual Women of Power Summit is fast approaching, kicking off in two weeks, February 23, 2011.  What better way to prepare for the opening ceremony than to explore our top 10 Women of Power picks ? Check out the montage of savvy businesswomen, media mavens, and political powerhouses who are leaving their mark on history in their own way.--Janel Martinez

Top 10: Women of Power

Businesswomen, media mavens, and political powerhouses who are leaving their mark on history in their own way

Black Enterprise’s 6th annual Women of Power Summit is fast approaching, kicking off in two…

By Janel Martinez

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From Bad Boy to Young Music Executive

Aaron Arnold's leap of faith led to a dream realized

Aaron Arnold, 30, founder and CEO of Music Is My Business, made that decision, leaving…

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