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Top 5 NFL Player Performances From Week 7

Robert Griffin III, Victor Cruz and a few others lead the way

Robert Griffin III, Victor Cruz and a few others lead the way

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Panthers' quarterback Cam Newton at a Monday press conference.

Carolina Panthers’ QB Cam Newton Launches Clothing Line

The line, inspired by Newton's personal style, will be available in 133 retail stores early next year

The line, inspired by Newton’s personal style, will be available in 133 retail stores early…

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Former NFL star receiver Andre Rison talks about his financial difficulties in the film Broke.

Film Producer Alfred Spellman Talks ESPN Doc on ‘Broke’ Athletes

Documentary highlights the challenges of fame and fortune in sports

Filmmaker Alfred Spellman talks race, fame and power in sports— and how easy it is…

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Warren Sapp Catches a Break in Bankruptcy Case

A federal judge discharged the former sack master from his bankruptcy case

A federal judge discharged the former sack master from his bankruptcy case

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Bettors Feel the Pinch With NFL Refs’ Botched Call

Experts say as much as $250 million changed hands when the wrong call was made

Experts say as much as $250 million changed hands when the wrong call was made

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No one will soon forget Terrell Owens's memorable, "Getcha popcorn ready" quote.

5 Black NFL Players That Have Gone Broke

Bad business decisions, drugs and just plain foolishness have lopped off zeros from these athletes' bank accounts

According to Sports Illustrated, 78% of NFL players are bankrupt or in financial distress just…

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Terrell Owens Made $28 a Hour in Short Time With Seahawks

Owens earned $4,300 in short time with team

Owens earned $4,300 in short time with team

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Startup Lessons from an NFL Coach

Former Player Prepares Athletes for Success in Franchising Post-Retirement

Pro athletes get valuable financial advice on franchising from former NFL player Anthony Simmons

Former NFL player Anthony Simmons’ bi-annual Franchise & Investors Show provides pro athletes with tools…

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Four Saints’ Players Bounty Suspensions Reversed

Did the NFL do their homework or not?

Did the NFL do their homework or not?

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Michael Strahan to Be Named Kelly Ripa’s New Co-Host

Former NFL Giant is said to fill the seat of Regis Philbin

The former NFL Giant is said to fill the seat of Regis Philbin

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Cool Jobs: Katrina Leonce Adds Creative Marketing to Sports Arena

PR vet loves work of investing in athletes' success during and post game

Public relations vet and entrepreneur Katrina Leonce finds joy in expanding and propelling careers of…

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Turning Athletes Into Angel Investors

Angel Venture Forum launches program designed to help keep millionaire sports professionals from going broke

Pro Athletes Receive Training on How to Become MVP Investors

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The League Scores Big with Social Media During 2012 NBA Finals

As adoring fans await Game 5, see how the NBA stacks up on its social media platforms

In May, 63% of live TV viewers multi-task with their smartphone, posting content online while…

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Charles Barkley  From the onset of his career Barkley was surrounded by greatness. Drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in 1984, he joined a team that includes legends Julius Erving, Moses Malone and Maurice Cheeks. Holding his own, Sir Charles averaged 14 points and 8.6 rebounds per game during his rookie season. A year later, he was the team’s leading rebounder and second scorer before eventually becoming the Sixers’ franchise player until he was traded in 1992 to the Phoenix Suns, where he continued to dominate as a rebounder and team leader. By time he retired in 2000, Barkley became the fourth player in NBA history to achieve 20,000 points, 10,000 rebounds and 4,000 assists. However, the Dream Team gold medalist was never able to win a title to compliment his accolades.

NBA Decoded: Does Social Media Make Athletes Worse Role Models?

Was Charles Barkley right? How social media has made today's athletes flaws as a role model more apparent

When Charles Barkley proclaimed that he wasn’t a role model he had no idea that…

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DARREN MCFADDEN 

A former Arkansas Razorback and SEC Offensive Player of the Year in 2007, McFadden was drafted to become a running back for the Oakland Raiders in 2008. He had a six-year contract worth $60 million, with $26 million guaranteed. The tenth of twelve children, McFadden has overcome a lot of controversy off the field, but, nonetheless, has continued to persevere.

10 Black NFL Rookies Who Cashed in Big on Draft Day

From college athlete to multi-millionaire, a NFL rookie's life can change overnight when drafted and hit with a hefty paycheck

From college athlete to multi-millionaire, a NFL rookie’s life can change overnight after being signed…

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Flagrant Foul: NBA Owners Consider Selling Ad Space on Player Jerseys

Cash-strapped owners consider a drastic move to increase revenue that has many up in arms

In a quest for revenue NBA owners consider placing advertisements on player uniforms which have…

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Is the NFL Draft Set up to Publicly Assault Potential Players?

Questioning whether the treatment of professional athletes coming into the League crosses the line

As fans gear up for the 2012 NFL draft, potential rookies have to prepare for…

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For better or for worse, reality TV has become a booming business, generating huge ratings and ad dollars. Among one of the more popular television franchises is the Real Housewives of Atlanta, which features model Cynthia Bailey, singer Kandi Burruss, attorney Phaedra Parks, among other Atlanta socialites. Rolling Out reportedly got access to the annual salaries of the cast mates and their male counterparts and most would be surprised as too how much a reality star can make. Here’s a rundown of each RHOA star’s speculated earning power per season.

DECODED: How Much Do the ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ (and their Husbands) Make?

Pulling in massive ratings and ad dollars, the reality stars cash in on their 15 minutes of fame

The season salaries for the Real Housewives of Atlanta and their partners recently leaked, revealing…

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Remembering a Media Legend: Top 5 Black News Moments with Mike Wallace

From Malcolm X to Tina Turner, we highlight top moments in a media legend's career

From Malcolm X to Tina Turner, Mike Wallace–who died April 7— has had a stellar…

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For last night's Super Bowl XLVI, millions gathered to watch with excitement --- and for some, disappointment --- as the New York Giants took home the victory. Each team combined skill, strategy, and deliberate action to capture the NFL's top win, a career-defining moment for both sides to reflect on what was done well and what could be improved for next season.


All of these elements exist in today's competitive business world, with everyday professionals applying brain and brawn to achieve career wins. Female professionals can take major cues from the men on the field --- and in the C-suite. 


Jocelyn Giangrande, career coach and author of What’s In Your Sandwich? 10 Surefire Ingredients for Career Success (SASHE, L.L.C; $18.95), offers four lessons women can learn from the Super Bowl to step out of the cheerleader sidelines and into championship gains.

Four Lessons Women of Power Can Learn from the Super Bowl

Develop a healthy competitive attitude to become a top player in the game

Four lessons women can learn from the Super Bowl to make professional career wins of…

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In 1992, the average cost per 30 seconds for a Super Bowl ad was $850,000, and now that number has more than quadrupled. With an average increase of $100,000 per year, the NFL has stated that 2012’s average cost per 30 seconds of airtime for America’s largest annual sporting event is $3.5 million.

As Chrysler took the title of the most expensive Super Bowl commercial to air in the history of the event last year with its two-minute spot, audiences everywhere are left to wonder if any brand will ever supersede the car company’s “Imported From Detroit” ad. While some brands have been said to spend $4 million for a half-minute spot this year, only time will tell.

As the New York Giants win of Super Bowl XLVI concluded just hours ago, and fans going crazy over a new crop of memorable spots from Doritos, Chevy, and Pepsi commercials, BlackEnterprise.com takes a look at the most expensive ads to air over the past decade during February’s main event. —Amber McKynzie

12 Most Expensive Super Bowl Commercials of the 21st Century

Taking a look back at the most costly Super Bowl spots of each year of the new millenium

In addition to the game itself, Super Bowl commercials are a major draw. Here are…

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Super Bowl Decoded: The Financial Impact of the Big Game

It's not just the commercials that bring in big money on Super Bowl Sunday

More than just a game, Super Bowl Sunday is big business as brands dish out…

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The End of the NBA Lockout Excites Small Business Owners

Entrepreneurs whose yearly profits are tied to the NBA season let out a sigh of relief

The NBA lockout didn’t just upset fans but the financial power of entrepreneurs who make…

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Former NFL Player Finds Success in Franchising & Television

From the gridiron to the grill, Frank Rice tackles the restaurant business and Hollywood

After a career-ending injury, NFL star Frank Rice found success through family franchising and appearing…

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8 Things Every Athlete Should Know Before Going Pro

Athletes should consider these ground rules before signing on the dotted line

BE Next lists a number of prerequisite moves and options any future franchise player should…

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Mo & Kita Help Women ‘Define Your Pretty’

More than reality stars, Monique Jackson and Kita Williams are entrepreneurs focused on female empowerment

Define Your Pretty is the latest venture from businesswomen Monique Jackson and Kita Williams. In…

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Jimmy Graham: A Story of Survival & Beating the Odds

Overcoming abuse and abandonment, the inspiring NFL star tackles life head on

Before he was an NFL star Jimmy Graham was an orphan abandoned by his mother…

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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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Homophobia in Sports: The Other Don’t Ask Don’t Tell

Will the world of sports ever accept an openly gay player in the locker room?

The world of sports is all about masculinity and competition, so being gay doesn’t coincide…

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Your Brand and Your Life Are Not the Same Thing!

Casey Anthony’s life has been spared. So why is everyone talking about her brand?

The media circus surrounding the Casey Anthony case—which involves the murder of her daughter Caylee…

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NFL Players’ Negotiator Maintains Game Face

Organization leader fights tough battle to protect athletes' interests during lockout

DeMaurice Smith, president of the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA), navigates player negotiations with…

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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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Prepping Players for Life after the NFL

Despite the lockout, Troy Vincent looks to prepare players for life after retirement

Despite the lockout, former NFL defensive end Troy Vincent looks to prepare football players for…

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Dhani Jones: A Man For All Seasons

NFL linebacker ventures into mens' fashion, philanthropy and TV

NFL linebacker ventures into mens’ fashion, philanthropy and TV

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Tweets For Sale: Getting Paid in 140 Characters or Less

Is it a #winning strategy or false advertisement when celebrities get paid to tweet?

Is it a #winning strategy or false advertisement when celebrities get paid to tweet?

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Football Hall of Famer Franco Harris Next Play Means Big Business

The former Pittsburgh Steeler's new venture marks his foray into sporting goods

Harris' 1996 Black Enterprise cover
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Williams Sisters Skip Fed Cup; Oudin To Lead US

The Williams sisters are choosing football over Fed Cup.
Serena and Venus Williams will not play…

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Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne (87) fumbles the ball while being tackled by New…

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Indianapolis Colts kicker Matt Stover (3) reacts after kicking a field goal against the New…

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Calvin Pace

New York Jets linebacker Calvin Pace (97) walks off the field after the Jets’ 30-17…

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Vikings And Saints Tied 14-14 At Halftime

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to Devery Henderson to…

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Reggie Wayne, Kerry Rhodes

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne (87) is tackled by New York Jets safety Kerry…

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Edwards’ 80-yard TD Catch Gives Jets 7-3 Lead

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Mark Sanchez connected with Braylon Edwards on an 80-yard touchdown pass, giving…

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Manning, Colts Rally Past Jets, Reach Super Bowl

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Perfection doesn’t matter when you’re already the best and heading for the…

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Manning, Colts Drop Jets 30-17, Reach Super Bowl

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Perfection doesn’t matter when you’re already the best and heading for the…

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Sanchez’s 2 TD Throws Give Jets 17-13 Lead At Half

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Rookie Mark Sanchez more than matched Peyton Manning, throwing two touchdown passes…

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New York Jets wide receiver Braylon Edwards (17) catches a touchdown pass in the second…

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** CORRECTS TO KEVIN O’CONNELL NOT MARK SANCHEZ ** New York Jets quarterback Kevin O’Connell…

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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning warms up before the AFC Championship NFL football game against…

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New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez warms up before the AFC Championship NFL football game…

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Raiders Say Evaluation Of Cable Is ‘ongoing’

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders are denying a report by ESPN that they…

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Vikings Vs. Saints A Tasty Dish In New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — What a spicy Cajun mix for the NFC championship game.
Brett Favre,…

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Raiders Hire Assistant With Cable Still In Limbo

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders finally made a coaching decision, bringing Mike Waufle…

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NFL Viewership Highest In 16 Years

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has drawn the most viewers for the divisional round…

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In Once-squalid Superdome, Sweet Smell Of Success

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — If desperation has a smell, it permeated the Louisiana Superdome after…

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Harvin Misses Practice, Questionable For Sunday

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota’s Percy Harvin, the reigning NFL Offensive Rookie of the…

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Jets QB Mark Sanchez Borrows Page From Roy Hobbs

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Mark Sanchez is hoping lightning strikes twice.
The New York Jets’…

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Prince Pens Tune About Minnesota Vikings

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prince has recorded a purple-tinted tribute to the Minnesota Vikings.
The “Purple Rain”…

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Favre, Manning, Brees _ And Sanchez?

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Brett Favre, Peyton Manning, Drew Brees — and Mark Sanchez?
Yep, the…

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Vick Shows Rebuilt Life On Docu-series

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Michael Vick returned to the site of his gruesome dogfighting crimes, looked…

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Backtalk with Randy Moss

Randy Moss, widely known as the New England Patriots’ All-Pro wide receiver, hopes to gain…

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Monday Night Football: The Last Stand

Last night, Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain appeared during the Monday Night…

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A Tale of Caution

Death of African American hedge fund manager sheds light on unscrupulous advisers

Six former NFL players are proceeding with a lawsuit against the league and its players…

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Your Super Bowl XLII Recap

More than 97.5 million TV viewers tuned in

The perfect ending to New England’s undefeated season was stumped by New York’s G-Men in…

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Inside the Super Bowl — Part 5

The Players Showcase

In the middle of Super Bowl XL, a deal was struck between Gillette and quarterback…

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Inside the Super Bowl — Part 4

Advertisers Drop Major Cash

Major corporations are making big plays to score with viewers of this year’s Super Bowl…

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Driving the Green Movement Home

NFL star does his part to help the environment

NFL star does his part to help the environment

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Inside the Super Bowl — Part 3

Ad Spots a Win-Win for Everybody

Ad Spots a Win-Win for Everybody

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Inside the Super Bowl — Part 2

The Perks of Hosting the Big Game

The Perks of Hosting the Super Bowl

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Inside the Super Bowl

How much does it cost the NFL to put on the big game?

How much does it cost the NFL to put on the big game?

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Backtalk with Lovie Smith

Lovie Smith knows football. With more than 25 years of experience and a passion for…

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