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Lee Daniels: The Business of Being a Gay Black Man

Black Enterprise chatted with Lee Daniels, Tyrese Gibson and Amiyah Scott about the upcoming episode…

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Queen Latifah to Star in Lee Daniels’ Music Pilot for Fox

Series will will be set in Atlanta music scene with three lead women

Queen Latifah has made an exciting announcement recently, sharing publicly that she will be staring…

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This Week’s Highlights: The Best and the Brightest

Check out the top trending news stories from this week

Here is a recap of this week’s highlights, some of the biggest news, tech, career,…

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Sean Penn Has Words for Lee Daniels Portraying Him as a Woman Beater

Recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter has 'Empire' creator in hot water

Actor Sean Penn is going toe-to-toe with Lee Daniels, alleging that the ‘Empire’ creator defamed…

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Mo’Nique Opens Up About ‘BlackBird’ And Lee Daniels Controvery

After a long hiatus, the AcademyAward winning actress is back on the big screen

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Oscar-winning actress Mo’Nique hasn’t appeared in a film since her debut in Lee…

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Au Revoir: Lee Daniels and Taraji P. Henson Take ‘Empire’ to Paris

The world gets a bite out of Cookie at Series Mania

‘Empire’ director Lee Daniels and actress Taraji P. Henson share the hit series in Paris…

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Taraji P. Henson and Jussie Smollett Talk Their ‘Empire’ and Success

The TV mom and son have a real conversation with Black Enterprise

Empire stars Taraji P. Henson and Jussie Smollett talk with Black Enterprise about the show’s…

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‘Empire’ Star Power: Oprah and Common Set to Join Show

Co-creator Lee Daniels confirms parts written for the mogul and hip-hop star

Lee Daniels tells sources that he has written parts for the multimedia billionaire as well…

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Naomi Campbell Lands Role in Lee Daniels, 'Empire'

Naomi Campbell Joins Lee Daniels’ TV Show, Empire

She'll play recurring role of Camilla, a woman pursuing a younger man

Naomi Campbell will have a recurring role in the new Lee Daniels TV show, Empire,…

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Oprah Winfrey to Play Richard Pryor’s Grandmother in Biopic

She will take on the role of matron of family who was a madam

Oprah Winfrey will play Marie Carter Pryor Bryant, Richard Pryor’s grandmother, in upcoming biopic.

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Damon Dash Sues Lee Daniels

Damon Dash Sues ‘The Butler’ Director Lee Daniels

Former Roc-A-Fella CEO sues for $25 million

Damon Dash, former Roc-A-Fella CEO, sues Lee Daniels for not paying him back for the…

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Lee Daniels Makes His Television Debut With Jay-Z Inspired Story

Fox Network picks up series after bidding war

Uptown Magazine reports that Lee Daniels, creator of The Butler, will be working on a…

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Q&A: 7 Minutes With ‘The Butler’ Director Lee Daniels

On a black president, artistic obligation and the film's success

The Butler is already getting Oscar buzz.

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First Trailer for Lee Daniels’ ‘The Butler’ Released

'The Butler' will be Oprah Winfrey's first role since 'Beloved'

The trailer for the highly-anticipated ‘The Butler’ has been released

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David Banner Joins Cast of Lee Daniels’ New Movie

The star-studded cast just got bigger

The star-studded cast just got bigger

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The Oscars Decoded: 12 Black Actors Who Won & Their Career Impact

An examination of the dozen African American thespians who excelled in their craft on Hollywood's biggest night

With The Help’s Viola Davis & Octavia Spencer up for Oscars at the 84th Academy…

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10 Most Profitable Independent Black Films

As part of Black Movie Month, we highlight indie projects that earned major box office bank

Independent films may not have big budgets but their quality can sometimes attract mainstream audiences,…

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10 Black LGBT Trailblazers – Still Black & Proud

A celebration of notable public figures that were unafraid to be Black (and gay) and proud

Members of the Black LGBT community often remain hidden but out and proud figures like…

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Tyler Perry Decoded: The Deals, the Brand, the Influence

A breakdown of the media mogul's empire and reach by the numbers

A breakdown of the media mogul’s empire and reach by the numbers

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22 Movies You Didn’t Know Had Black Directors

Hollywood tends to pigeonhole our filmmakers into only making urban projects, but here are a few who prove them wrong

Hollywood tends to pigeonhole our filmmakers into only making urban projects, but here are a…

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How to Make an Impact in Your Industry and Boost Career Success

How to Make an Impact in Your Industry and Boost Career Success

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“The only woman in the room” & how to change that by 2186

With passionate voices working every day to redefine the standard for gender equality, I believe…

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