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John Kerry Calls Graduating Yale Class ‘Donald Sterling’s Worst Nightmare’

The most diverse class in Yale's history serves as a notice to corporations in America.

Leaving higher education to go into the real world can be an awfully scary place.…

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Magic Sets Record Straight on Sterling in CNN, TMZ Interviews

"Not once, even today, has he ever apologized to me or the other minorities he offended."

Magic Johnson responds to Donald Sterling's attack
In a telephone interview with TMZ and an interview…

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Assist King: Magic Johnson’s Countless Charitable Contributions

LA Clippers owner's notion that Magic Johnson 'doesn't do anything for black people' heavily flawed

LA Clippers owner’s declaration that Earvin “Magic” Johnson does nothing for black people is heavily…

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LGBT Activist Blasts Donald Sterling’s Rant About Magic Johnson

LA Clippers owner's comments on AIDS during CNN interview draws more criticism

LA Clippers owner’s CNN interview with Anderson Cooper draws more criticism for the scandal-ridden businessman.

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Oprah Adds Name to Shortlist of Potential Clippers Investors

Will she become the next minority female sports owner?

Oprah, Music Mogul David Geffen and Oracle founder Larry Ellison will reportedly join together in…

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Magic Johnson to Buy Clippers Away From Donald Sterling?

The former NBA star has set his sights on purchasing the team from Donald Sterling

Johnson has been trying in earnest to become an owner of a NBA team and…

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L.A. Clippers Owner Caught in a Racist Tirade

Donald Sterling: 'It bothers me a lot that you want to broadcast that you’re associating with black people. Do you have to?'

In a shocking audio clip obtained by TMZ, LA Clippers owner, Donald Sterling, goes on…

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BlackEnterprise.com partner The Shadow League considers the weighty legacy of Kobe Bean Bryant.

Kobe Bryant Starts Own Business, Invests In Sports Drink Company, BodyArmor

Lakers guard to follow in entrepreneurial footsteps of NBA great Magic Johnson

Have you ever drunk BodyArmor?

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Sparks Owner Magic Johnson: ‘This Is a Great Day for the City of Los Angeles’

Both sides pleased with group's purchase of the Los Angeles Sparks

Both sides involved pleased with group’s purchase of the Los Angeles Sparks.

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Report: Magic Johnson to Own Part of the Los Angeles Sparks

Ownership group will include Mark Walter, ESPN.com report says

Magic is racking up on teams he owns

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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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Magic Johnson Announces New Youth Program in Chicago

Johnson is battling the issue of dropouts in low income areas.

Johnson continues to spread his influence across many areas

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Watch Magic Johnson’s Fireside Chat on LiveStream at Entrepreneurs Conference

The business mogul continues his success off the court

Will you be tuning in?

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Magic Johnson is Latest Victim of L.A. Swatting Prank

Magic Johnson falls victim to L.A. swatting prank.

Yesterday afternoon, Magic Johnson was added to the long list of celebrity names recently swatted…

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Earvin Johnson III Feels Like He is ‘Coming Out a Second Time’

Magic Johnson's son wants to be a role model for young gay people

Magic’s son would like to host a talk show

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Magic Johnson is Proud of Gay Son, Earvin III

Earvin Johnson III, out and about in California, spotted out with his boyfriend

Magic and Cookie support him

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Cookie Johnson Shares First Reactions to Magic’s HIV Status

Cookie Johnson shares initial reaction to husband's positive HIV status.

Magic Johnson’s wife shares her reaction to learning of his HIV status during a New…

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Magic Johnson Endorses At-Home HIV Test

Getting an HIV test just got easier.

Getting an HIV test just got easier.

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Magic Johnson Opens New School in Atlanta

Former NBA star is bridging the gap with Bridgescape

Former NBA star is bridging the gap with Bridgescape

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Junior Bridgeman: From The NBA Hardwood To The Boardroom

The NBA helped him make a living, but his morals and values helped him make a life

The NBA helped him make a living, but his morals and values helped him make…

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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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Penny Hardaway Scores Big with Booming Business Portfolio

The NBA great skyrockets from basketball superstar to flourishing entrepreneur and philanthropist

NBA great Penny Hardaway gets his second wind as a businessman with an impressive portfolio…

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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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Since word surfaced that producer and television host Don Cornelius died early Wednesday, everyone—from celebrities and tastemakers to music moguls and influencers—have expressed their sentiments on the loss, namely on social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook. Nowadays, the digital space is one of the first places people go to sound off on what's happening in real time. BlackEnterprise.com perused the Twitterverse, aggregating tweets that touched on the legacy of the Soul Train creator. Check out the touching tweets left by Cornelius’ adoring fans, friends and colleagues. –Janel Martinez

Twitterverse Remembers ‘Soul Train’ Creator Don Cornelius

See what these 11 notables had to say about the loss of the cultural icon

BlackEnterprise.com perused the Twitterverse, aggregating tweets that touched on the legacy of the Soul Train…

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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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In the News: Dr. Conrad Murray Found Guilty in Michael Jackson Death; Herman Cain’s Fourth Accuser Surfaces and More

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

See what’s going on in the world with today’s compilation of news around the Web

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UBR Spotlight: How Promet Energy CEO Gregory White Got The Juice

More on the entrepreneurs, business strategies and economic news on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable: Gregory R. White, the co-founder and CEO of…

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NBA Lockout Inspires Dahntay Jones to Be Money Smart

The pending NBA lockout teaches players that even a millionaire has to save for a rainy day

The NFL lockout is over but the NBA lockout is still looming. Indiana Pacers guard…

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Controversial Athletes

10 Athletes Who Successfully Rebounded From Controversy

As Super Bowl champ Plaxico Burress begins his road to redemption, here are a few notable figures that have already resurrected their brands

Convicted NFL wide receiver and Super Bowl champion Plaxico Burress is on the road to…

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All Images: GettyThe recent trade of NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony from the Denver Nuggets to the New York Knicks has dominated sports discussion and headlines since the moment it happened. Fans of the Knicks are ecstatic that their once proud franchise can now officially return to relevance. Lost in the uproar, however, is the potential economic surge this trade will likely have. Not just for Anthony, who signed a three-year $65 million contract extension as part of the deal, but for the NYC area as well. Former NBA player and now TNT analyst Kenny Smith shares a few of the ways that Anthony�s Big Apple acquisition can change the financial stakes for him, his new team and business owners in the entire tri-state area. —Khalid Salaam

Carmelo Anthony Decoded: The Economics of the Trade

The NBA all-star wasn't the only one to get a big payday signing with the Knicks, small businesses were impacted as well

The recent trade of NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony from the Denver Nuggets to the New…

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UBR Morning Post: Jeans Queen Cookie Johnson

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This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, UBR Contributor Renita Young speaks with powerhouse philanthopist…

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No. 20: Earvin “Magic” Johnson, The Business All-Star

Follow the Black Enterprise 40th Anniversary countdown of the most impactful black business leaders of the past 40 years

In celebration of our 40th anniversary, Black Enterprise ranks the Titans: The 40 Most Powerful…

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Backtalk with Earvin “Magic” Johnson

The entrepreneur and NBA Hall of Famer talks about the mindset necessary to build real wealth

It’s been 14 years since Earvin “Magic” Johnson has donned his No. 32 purple and…

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Now Read This: Brainwashed, Challenging Black Inferiority

BE 100s advertising pioneer Tom Burrell's counter-campaign against the "BI Complex"

A couple of weeks ago, I happened to share with my followers on Twitter that…

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Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson Honored With Leadership Award

Funds raised from gala to help minority and women businesses

NBA All-Star Earvin “Magic” Johnson received the Entrepreneurial Leadership Award on Thursday at The Council…

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No ‘Magic’ for Johnson Publishing Co.

Talks to acquire publisher of Ebony, Jet collapse

Earvin “Magic” Johnson said that talks to do business with Johnson Publishing, the publisher of…

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Magic Johnson in Talks to Buy Johnson Publishing

Former NBA player could add legendary BE 100s publishing house to empire

Earvin “Magic” Johnson, retired NBA star and businessman, is in talks to purchase Johnson Publishing…

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Best Buy Seeks Magic

Consumer Electronics Company Inks Deal With Magic Johnson Enterprises

Consumer electronics retailer Best Buy Co. Inc. is turning to Magic Johnson Enterprises in hopes…

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