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Brandy Norwood Dishes The Dirt About Her Character On BET’s The Game

The hit black comedy drama enters its seventh season

Brandy joined the cast of The Game during the season five January 2012 premiere.

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2014 Women of Power: Producers Shonda Rhimes and Mara Brock Akil

These showrunners are bringing diversity to television

Rhimes and Akil Brock are opening more doors for people of color in entertainment

By Carolyn M. Brown

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‘Sparkle’ Producer Debra Martin Chase Reflects on Career & Whitney

The veteran movie producer shares her career journey and explains the industry's evolution

Hollywood veteran Debra Martin Chase shares her trade secrets on moviemaking and adapting to the…

By Darralynn Hutson

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Casting Director Tracy “Twinkie” Byrd on Sparkle, Jordin Sparks & Success

From music videos to major films, the New York casting director has always had an eye for future stars

Sparkle casting director Tracy “Twinkie” Byrd shares her techniques on grooming stars like Jordin Sparks,…

By Aliya Ewing

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WATCH: Mc Lyte, Keisha Knight Pulliam & Others Remember Whitney Houston

Industry insiders mourn the loss of the music icon during the 2012 Grammy Awards

In the wake of Whitney Houston’s passing, MC Lyte, Keisha Knight Pulliam and others reflect…

By Anslem Samuel

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Iconic Singer Whitney Houston Found Dead in Beverly Hilton Hotel

On the eve of music's biggest night, the Grammy Awards, the music industry loses one of its icons: Whitney Houston

On the eve of music’s biggest night—The Grammy Awards—the entertainment industry mourns the shocking loss…

By Elayne Fluker

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Power Couple: Mara Brock & Salim Akil

Salim & Mara Brock Akil on ‘The Game’ & ‘Sparkle’ Remake

The power couple reveal how they create success in career and their marriage

On the eve of the season 5 premiere of BET’s The Game, producers Salim &…

By Darralynn Hutson

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Can Mara Brock Akil Change The Game?

Producer and cast of network TV's only black show campaign for expansion to a one-hour time slot

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Against the backdrop of The CW Television Network’s plans to abandon the half-hour…

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Diversity in Hollywood

Roundtable discussion on the success of African Americans in Hollywood.

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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Diversity in Hollywood

A discussion examining diversity in television with panelists Mara Brock Akil, Creator/ Executive Producer, “Girlfriends”…

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