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Kean University Cancels Common’s Commencement Speech Over Rap Song

Kean pulls the plug on Common speaking due to his 2000 song 'A Song for Assata'

Kean University cancels Common as a commencement speaker over the lyrics in his 2000 song…

By Courtney Connley

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Kelly Rowland Opens Up About Balancing the Demands of Motherhood and Career

Rowland says motherhood makes her feel like a 'superwoman'

Kelly Rowland opens up about motherhood, balancing a demanding career and new projects to look…

By Courtney Connley

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On the Move: Health Care Service Corporation and Epic Records Announce New Executives

Maurice Smith heads Blue Cross and Blue Shied and Breyon Prescott heads Urban A&R at Epic

Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Epic Records add new names to their executive roster

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Common and John Legend Address Civil Rights Issues of Today in Moving Oscar Speech

Issues with voting rights, criminal justice system and more take center stage at the Oscars

Common and John Legend use Oscars platform to deliver a moving speech

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Cool Jobs: Grammy Nominated Producer Talks Navigating His Way Through the Music Industry

Kelvin Wooten dishes on his experience working alongside some of the biggest names in music

Grammy nominated producer talks working with some of the biggest names in the music industry

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Jay Z Makes $56 Million Bid to Buy Music Streaming Company

Hip-hop mogul plans to expand his empire with latest business offer

Jay Z places $56 million bid to buy Scandinavian music streaming company Aspiro

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TLC to Fund Final Album Through Kickstarter Campaign

Living members Chilli and T-Boz ready to make a music comeback

R&B group TLC announces new Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the production of their…

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14 Most Talked About Career Moves of 2014

The top boss moves that made headline news

With 2014 coming to a close, we’ve rounded up a list of the most talked…

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Beyonce Bio, Fall 2015

Beyonce Releases Personal Video Where She Reflects on 2014 Achievements

She broke the Internet with no publicity

She’s the real celebrity who broke the Internet with her no-publicity, self-titled album, last December.…

By Jenisha Watts

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Chris Rock: Kanye West Album Better Than ‘Thriller’

Chris Rock lauds rapper's 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy' over pop classic

While doing the press rounds for his latest movie, ‘Top Five,’ Chris Rock admits that…

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On The Move: Def Jam Names No I.D. Head of A&R; T.D. Bank Makes Allen Love Executive Vice President

Def Jam Recordings and TD Bank announce new promotions

Def Jam Recordings and TD Bank announce new executive leadership promotions

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University of Texas Offers Course on Beyoncé and Rihanna

Course will examine pop star's careers in relation to black feminism

The University of Texas at Austin offers course examining the feminism and womanism of Beyoncé…

By Courtney Connley

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Harvard Case Study Examines the Business Behind Beyoncé’s Brand

HBS studies the short-term and long-term business affects of Beyoncé's 2013 secret album

With the surprise release of her 2013 album, Harvard Business School students are taking a…

By Courtney Connley

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Rapper 50 Cent’s Grandmother Passes Away

News of Beluah Jackson's passing revealed by hip-hop mogul's cousin

Beluah Jackson was the person 50 Cent loved most in this world. Her passing is…

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Frank Ocean’s Father Sues Russell Simmons For $142M

No word from the 'Channel Orange' singer yet

Calvin Cooksey, the father of R&B singer Frank Ocean, is suing Russell Simmons’ Global Grind…

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Maya Angelou Memorial at Wake Forest

Maya Angelou’s Poetry to Be Turned into Hip-Hop Album

Album to be inspired by words from Angelou's classic book "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings"

Inspired by her classic book “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” late literary icon…

By Courtney Connley

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College Professor Talks Kendrick Lamar Class, Hip-Hop and Michael Brown

Georgia Regents University professor uses album as a backdrop to discuss current events

Georgia Regents University professor Adam Diehl talks new Kendrick Lamar class and how his debut…

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Cool Jobs: Gianni Lee Emboldens ‘New Philly’ and Champions AFROPUNK

The genius behind Babylon Cartel shares his origin

Philadelphia’s own Gianni Lee, named after the fashion legend, chats with Black Enterprise about his…

By Kevin L. Clark (@KevitoClark)

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Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Frank Ocean Hit with Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

Artists asked to pay $3 million in damages

Jay Z, Kanye West and Frank Ocean have been slapped with a lawsuit for copyright…

By Courtney Connley

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6 Musical Geniuses Whose Careers Have Made It to the Classroom

These artists have helped bridge the gap between music and academics

With more universities bridging music and academics, we rounded up today’s hottest artists whose careers…

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How To

Apply to More Than 50 HBCUs at Once With the Common Black College Application

Students can apply to 52 of the more than 100 HBCUs by completing just one…

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Flash drives, thumb drives, USB sticks: whatever you want to call them, they’re more than…

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