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Soon HBO Will Let You Stream Without Cable

Could this get more people cutting the cable cord?

During a Time Warner investor meeting, HBO’s CEO announced plans to offer HBO GO without…

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Queen Latifah to Play Legendary Blues Singer Bessie Smith

Film, being shot in Atlanta, will debut next year

Queen Latifah will play the role of blues singer Bessie Smith in an upcoming HBO…

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Time Warner Interested In Buying VICE Media For $1 Billion

Is Time Warner's deal to buy VICE Media worth it?

Reportedly, cable conglomerate Time Warner is interested in purchasing a large stake in Vice Media.
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HBO Sports is producing a documentary on Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

HBO Sports Prepares Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Documentary

The film is scheduled to debut in early 2015

Basketball’s all-time leading scorer, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, will have his story told

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Shows like The Wire and The Sopranos will be available, as well as certain seasons of newer shows.

HBO Content Is Now On Amazon Prime

Shows like The Sopranos and The Wire will be available on Amazon Prime, but if you're waiting for Game of Thrones, don't hold your breath

Shows like The Wire and The Sopranos will be available, as well as certain seasons…

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Former ‘The Wire’ Actor Michael Potts Talks New Role on HBO’s ‘True Detective’

Michael Potts discusses his role on "True Detective" and the musical "The Book of Mormon"

You may know Michael Potts from his role as Brother Mouzone from The Wire or…

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Boxer Andre Ward on Floydmania, His Deal With Brand Jordan and Boxing Exit Strategy

In our exclusive interview with Andre Ward, the 29-year-old answers if he's OK with being No. 2 to Floyd Mayweather Jr

On doing television: “I feel confident knowing I can do the job not just from…

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Russell Simmons Returns to HBO

Founder of Def Comedy Jam will create and develop projects for the network

Can Russell be successful again at HBO?

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For grown women everywhere, Mr. Idris Elba revived that horrible habit of being attracted to bad boys. Elba’s role as the outrageously sexy corner/corner office guy, Stringer Bell, was memorable. Since his untimely departure from the show, Elba has been one busy man. 

Besides DJing and rapping, he’s also gotten behind (well, and in front of) the camera to direct a Mumford and Sons video called “Lover of the Light.” 

As far as acting, Elba has been in numerous movies including controversially (for some folks) playing in "Thor." Elba has won a Golden Globe for his title role in the detective series "Luther" and he was a fan favorite on "The Office."  

Rumor has it that Elba may be the next James Bond on screen.

Where Are They Now: The Wire Favorites

Check out where your favorite stars of the HBO series are now

Check out where your favorite stars of the HBO series are now

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Kareem Abdul-Jabar Hates HBO’s ‘Girls’

The former NBA star and U.S. Cultural Ambassador says the show 'Girls' falls short

Former NBA-er writes a review of the popular HBO series ‘Girls’

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HBO Hires Tom Hanks to Produce Mini-Series on Black Boxer Jack Johnson

Jack Johnson was the world heavyweight champion in 1908

Tom Hanks signs on to tell story of first black world heavyweight champion

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Robert F. Chew, “Prop Joe” on “The Wire,” Dead at 52

Chew died in his sleep.

The actor was a fixture in the Baltimore theater community.

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HBO Orders Lydia Diamond’s Broadway Play “Stick Fly”

The Alicia Keys-produced play will get a run on cable TV

The cast included Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Dulé Hill, Mekhi Phifer, Tracie Thoms, and Condola Rashad and…

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‘Boardwalk Empire’s’ Michael K. Williams Discusses the Darkness in His Roles

Michael K. Williams says he draws from his personal life when portraying his characters

Michael K. Williams says he draws from his personal life when portraying his characters

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Last week, news broke about two African American men, Christopher Johnson and Nathaniel Claybrooks, filing a class action lawsuit against the producers of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. The men claim that they were rejected from being cast on the popular reality show because they are Black. In 20+ seasons of the long running show, there has never been an African American contestant.

While the rest of the world argues the validity and diversity of reality television’s latest bachelors, BlackEnterprise.com rounded up a list of the hottest 10 single brothers that should be on your radar. Not only are these men easy on the eyes but they’re all certified movers and shakers, too. Ladies, you’re welcome. —Bridgette Bartlett of Black Bridal Bliss

10 Eligible Black Men ‘The Bachelor’ Should Cast

Reality TV casting agents for The Bachelor may have a hard time finding men of color but here are a few good men

After two African American men sued producers of the The Bachelor for racial discrimination here’s…

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The Black Vote: The Only Way Republicans Can Beat Obama

Often ignoring the minority vote, Republicans fail to tap into the diversity of the American people

As the 2012 presidential election heats up some believe Republicans fail to make headway because…

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WATCH: Actor Tristan Wilds on His Move to 90210

After breaking through as a streetwise kid on The Wire the young actor goes mainstream

On HBO’s The Wire Tristan Wilds made his portrayal of streetwise Michael as real as…

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Vivica A. Fox: Making Power Moves Behind the Scenes

The veteran actress has kept her brand going and portfolio expanding by generating income both on-screen and off

The veteran actress has kept her brand going and portfolio expanding by generating income both…

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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…

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Actor Jamie Hector Moves Mountains for a Good Cause

The former Wire actor uses the arts to combat cyber-bullying & help kids achieve their dreams

On-screen Jamie Hector is known for playing heartless bad guys—most notably the role of Marlo…

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Sparring With New Media

HBO targets younger viewers through Web advertising

Kery Davis, senior vice president of programming at HBO Sports, is responsible for overseeing negotiations…

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