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Cool Jobs: Get Hip To ‘Black & Sexy TV,’ The Now Generation’s Netflix

Dennis Dortch and Numa Perrier are beautifying the game

Dennis Dortch and Numa Perrier are two of the four founders of Black & Sexy…

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Spike Lee To Direct Documentary About Phil Jackson’s Triangle Offense

The die-hard Knicks fan breaks down the Triangle

With the NBA preseason in full swing, attention has quickly shifted to the maligned New…

By Kevin L. Clark

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White Men Directed 90% Of This Year’s Summer Movies

Of 39 releases, 37 are directed by white men

Out of 39 movies that hit this summer, 37 have been directed by White men.…

By Kevin L. Clark

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The 2014 Full List: American Black Film Festival Awards Winners

Standouts include Kevin Hart, Spike Lee, Niecy Nash, and Tatyana Ali

At the 2014 American Black Film Festival, standouts included Morris Chestnut, Kevin Hart, Spike Lee,…

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[RECAP] ‘Da Sweet Blood Of Jesus’ At ABFF

Film was controversial and gory, but how was the experience?

This past Sunday (June 22) marked the closing day of the American Black Film Festival.…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Cast of Spike Lee’s ‘Da Sweet Blood of Jesus’ Weigh in on the Film at ABFF In New York

Spike Lee, cast and crew discuss film, ABFF and Kickstarter funding

Spike Lee, cast and crew discuss movie, ABFF and Kickstarter funding for ‘Da Sweet Blood…

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Jeff Friday Announces Foundation Support For Black Artists At ABFF Cadillac Event

Our films really matter and are part of the mainstream

Tonya Lewis Lee, Jeff Friday, and actor Eriq La Salle discuss the changing landscape of…

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Actress and Activist Ruby Dee Dead At 91

We honor her legacy as a shining example of Black excellence.

Stage and screen legend Ruby Dee passed away Wednesday (June 11) at the age of…

By Kevin L. Clark

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The 18th ABFF Releases Official Screening Schedule for This Year’s Festival

Think Like A Man Too and Da’ Sweet Blood of Jesus are the opening and closing films

The multifaceted themes of the roster of films are reflective of ABFF’s new backdrop, New…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Randy Wilkins: Protégé of Spike Lee

“[Spike] is definitely somebody who has helped my career, has helped my filmmaking skills, and he has helped me improve my craft”

“I’ve been in film for around 10 years now,” says Wilkins, who most recently was…

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The American Black Film Festival: 10 Facts About Spike Lee

The Number One NY Knick fan debuts his latest film at this year's ABFF

Did you know Spike Lee’s latest film was funded through Kickstarter.com?

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Spike Lee, Tim Story and Will Packer to Screen Latest Films at The ABFF in NYC

Ready to debut Think Like A Man Too and Da Sweet Blood of Jesus

Think Like A Man Too and Da Sweet Blood of Jesus ready to debut at…

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Spike Lee Changes Heart About Tyler Perry

What caused the change of heart?

A few years ago Spike Lee and Tyler Perry had a very public disagreement regarding…

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Spike Lee Talks About His Kickstarter Campaign

Lee clears the air on his controversial campaign

As you have probably seen, some controversy has come about regarding Spike Lee and his…

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Spike Lee Is Raising Money for New Film Via Kickstarter

Fans raised millions for Veronica Mars project

Lee is looking to raise $1.25 million for the project

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Tyler Perry on Spike Lee: “I’ve Always Been a Fan of His”

Filmmaker speaks on his supposed rivalry with the 'Malcolm X' director

The director tells Oprah he respects Spike Lee

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Spike Lee’s Film Accused of Fostering Homophobia

LGBT activist criticizes filmmaker's "School Daze" on Twitter.

Writer says Lee’s film based on Morehouse College did not reflect balanced view on homosexuality…

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: Spike Lee

Today's quote of the day comes from the legendary director.

We will publish a landmark quote from an African American legend every day of Black…

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Jamie Foxx calls Spike Lee “Irresponsible”

"Django Unchained" actor finally responds to Spike Lee's criticism of the Quentin Tarantino film

What’s your take on Spike’s comments?

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Dick Gregory Calls Spike Lee Out on “Django Unchained” Comments

It seems as if Spike Lee is all by himself regarding his comments on Django Unchained

Do you agree with Gregory?

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Uncle Luke: ‘Spike Lee Is No Quentin Tarantino’

It seems that Spike Lee can't get anyone to agree with his assessment of Django Unchained

Controversial rapper and mayoral candidate, Luther ‘Uncle Luke’ Campbell writes a blog for Miami New…

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Antoine Fuqua Defends Tarantino, Admonishes Spike Lee

Spike Lee can't catch a break with his criticism of Django Unchained

Do you agree or disagree with Spike’s take on Django Unchained?

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Spike Lee: ‘Django Unchained is Disrespectful’

Lee said he has no plans to watch the movie.

We were all waiting for Spike Lee to comment on Django Unchained right?

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Q&A: 7 Minutes With Spike Lee

(Barely) talking jazz, education and scoring films with Spike Lee

A brief conversation with Spike Lee.

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Spike Lee’s ‘Bad 25′ Documentary Flops in Ratings

The Lee film struggled against tough competition: NFL games on NBC and The X-Factor on Fox.

Show was dedicated to the King of Pop’s 1987 landmark album.

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This Hollywood biopic, telling the story of Harlem hustler, Frank Lucas, debuted in 2007 starring Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe. Washington played the role of Lucas, while Crowe portrays police detective, Richie Roberts. This film is Denzel's highest grossing film to date with total box office receipts of $266.5 million.

Top 5 Grossing Denzel Washington Movies Worldwide

What is your favorite of these five films?

What is your favorite of these five films?

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Spike Lee Fired From James Brown Biopic

Lee replaced with a less experienced, white writer

Lee replaced with a less experienced, white writer

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‘Sparkle’ and ‘Jungle Fever” Actress Lonette McKee Prepares for New Show

The original "Sister" in "Sparkle" is still performing

The original “Sister” in “Sparkle” is still performing

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Get Into This: No Job Doors Opening? No Choice But to Build Your Own

Take a cue from Spike Lee's journey and make some radical boss moves

Take a page from Spike Lee’s career book: If doors are closed, take a radical…

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Director Spike Lee Offers To Pay Malcolm X’s Estate Debt

Storage company reportedly threatened to auction off items from civil rights legend.

Storage company reportedly threatened to auction off items from civil rights legend.

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Black Blogger Month: AbiolaTV.com, The Passion of the Bytes

Multi-media maven Abiola Abrams is a one-woman show that has taken the Web and beyond by storm

The driving force behind Abiola Abrams brand, which includes books, event hosting and AbiolaTV.com, is…

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What ‘Think Like a Man’ Success Means for Black Hollywood

Film producer, Datari Turner reflects on the lasting impact of the surprise blockbuster on the state of Black films and televison

Independent film producer Datari Turner believes there’s room for more than one Black experience in…

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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,…

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1. Immediately after George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., there was no arrest by police and no charges were filed. Also, The Miami Herald reports that police initially wanted to charge Zimmerman---and applied for a warrant---but prosecutors said there wasn't enough evidence to move forward with charges.

9 Side-Eye-Worthy Moments in the Trayvon Martin Tragedy

A snapshot of events that have raised eyebrows and outrage

As public outrage continues, BlackEnterprise.com takes a look at nine key outrageous moments after the…

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In honor of Trayvon Martin, Dwyane Wade posted a picture of himself on Twitter sporting a black hoodie (Image: Dwyane Wade, Twitter)

A Closer Look at Trayvon Martin’s Social Media Footprint

The high school junior’s death sparked Twitter hashtags, Facebook statuses and YouTube tributes

Everyone from celebrities to everyday people began leveraging the power of social media to discuss…

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WATCH: Epic Records’ Astro on Life After X-Factor & Being Black History in the Making

The teen phenom explains his rise in fame and plans for the future

X-Factor’s Astro speaks on his relationship with L.A. Reid, debut album on Epic Records, appreciation…

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Take a Look at ‘Slavery By Another Name’

A few snapshots from the gripping new documentary that explores the evolution of slavery to prison

Visual highlights from director Sam Pollard’s gripping documentary Slavery By Another Name, based on Doug…

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Director Sam Pollard Discusses ‘Slavery By Another Name’

Spike Lee collaborator explores the parallels between slavery and the industrial prison complex in new documentary

Longtime Spike Lee collaborator Sam Pollard delivers Slavery By Another Name, a powerful documentary covering…

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While there are hundreds of characters in the Marvel Comics universe, Spider-Man has proven to be one of the most beloved over the decades. Created by comic book guru Stan Lee in the 1960’s, the non-traditional superhero has drawn in fans and dollars the world over. From two-dimensional illustration to cartoon series, blockbuster movies, merchandise and even a Broadway play, the Spider-Man brand is big business. With the recent success of Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark and a new potential blockbuster film, The Amazing Spider-Man, on the calendar for this summer, BlackEnterprise.com Decodes this Marvelous brand. —William Ketchum III

Spider-Man Decoded: Untangling the Amazing Web of Profit

From Marvel Comic to movie star, the non-traditional superhero hs a global brand worth millions

Marvel Comics icon Stan Lee’s multi-million dollar Spider-Man brand is loved globally from cartoon, comic,…

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Actor De’aundre Bonds, on the long road to redemption

Actor De’aundre Bonds Gets Career on Track After 10 Years in Prison

'The Wood' star details what role God played in his road to redemption

De’aundre Bonds’ Hollywood dreams were deferred by a 10-year prison sentence but The Wood star…

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Singer/songwriter Kandi Burress shows off her Kandi Koated Spades

Kandi Koated Spades Creators on the Business of Mobile Apps

Video game enthusiasts find success with mobile game designed specifically for people of color

Created by Konsole Kingz, Kandi Koated Spades proves successful for singer/songwriter Kandi Burress

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In the News: Child Homelessness Up 38% Since 2007; ‘BET Honors’ Award Recipients Announced 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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In the News: Herman Cain May Sue Accusers; Eddie Murphy Rumored to Play DC Mayor Marion Barry in Biopic 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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Few can deny the impact Dr. Bill Cosby has made in entertainment. From being the first African American to play a leading role in a TV show on NBC’s I Spy (1965-68) to making his self titled series The Cosby Show No. 1 on the same network almost 20 years later, he has withstood the test of time in Hollywood as a writer, producer, director, actor, composer and more. More than just an entertainer with over 2.3 million Twitter followers (@BillCosby), Cosby has managed to evolve his sphere of influence and remain relevant through his philanthropic efforts, advertising, public speaking, business acumen and involvement in academia. BlackEnterprise.com Decodes the iconic Dr. Bill Cosby. —Kevin Clark

Bill Cosby Decoded: A Family-Friendly Brand

The comedian and philanthropist has blazed trails in television, advertising and more

From comedian to actor to educator and philanthropist, Bill Cosby has done it all and…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Actress Adepero Oduye (right) as "Alike" in director Dee Rees' "Pariah"

Writer/Director Dee Rees Talks ‘Pariah’ & National Coming Out Day

The filmmaker’s coming-of-age drama reflects some personal experiences and struggles coming into her sexuality

Drawing from personal experiences, Dee Rees directs Pariah, the critically-acclaimed coming of age story of…

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Writer Nelson George Documents the Brooklyn Renaissance Movement

The noted scribe explores the cultural impact of his Brooklyn, NY neighborhood in new film

With Brooklyn Boheme, writer Nelson George documents the creative energy and public figures of note…

By Tomika Anderson

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ADCOLOR Awards Honors Earl G. Graves Sr. & Other Media Trailblazers

Highlights from this year's celebration of minorities in advertising, marketing and media

Founded in 2005 by Tiffany R. Warren, the ADCOLOR Industry Coalition pays homage to professionals…

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Kevin Hart’s Record-Breaking Funny Business

The comedian raked in $15 million dollars in two days. Still, as he prepares to release his movie 'Laugh at My Pain,' he's just getting started

The comedian takes in $15 million dollars in two days. Still, as he gets ready…

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There was a time when Steve Harvey was just another successful comedian, but today he’s much more. The West Virginia native carries titles like author, entrepreneur and businessman as well and is laughing his way to the bank in the process. Harvey stays busy as host of his popular self-titled radio show and Family Feud, author of several best-selling books, his own television program on Centric TV, and a charity foundation. This week, Harvey and Ford will co-host their Ninth Annual Hoodie Awards, a community-oriented awards show that honors top businesses, schools, and leaders. Based on Harvey’s ever-growing brand, BlackEnterprise.com decodes Steve’s funny money. —William E. Ketchum III

Steve Harvey Decoded: A Brand Suited for Success

The enterprising funny man is no joke when it comes to business and brand extension

More than a comedian, Steve Harvey has built a profitable brand that spans across various…

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In the News: MLK Statue Sparks Controversy; JPMorgan Chase Invests in Johnson Publishing

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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Decoded: The Economics of a Winning Knicks Team

How the Knicks making the playoffs gives New York City businesses a boost

How the Knicks making the playoffs gives New York City businesses a boost

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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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The HBCU Debate: Are Black Colleges & Universities Still Needed?

Started as a response to racism and starved of financial support, HBCUs have to do more with less

Critics have called them a race-based anachronism. Others have said worse: They’re inferior, they’re in…

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5 Rules for Making Money in Hollywood

Here's what it takes to get your film acquired and distributed

Droves of African American directors, producers and screenwriters came to Miami Beach over the past…

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Lee Daniels:  Director Lee Daniels, could be the first African American to take home the Academy Award for best director this weekend. His award-winning film Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire, about a physically, emotionally, and sexually abused, HIV-positive, 350 lb black teenager, elicited tears and feelings of outrage from audiences who saw the movie. Precious has been nominated for 60 different awards and won 53 of them. Despite its worldwide acclaim, the movie has only made $47.2 million at the box office. Now he is concentrating on production for the movie, Selma, about mid-century civil rights marches.  (Image source: Lions Gate Entertainment)

Black Directors, Their Movies, and The Money

A look at the top selling black directors and the movies they made popular

<p><strong>Lee Daniels</strong>: Director Lee Daniels, could be the first African American to take home…

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Spike Lee Talks about His Career and Hollywood-Pt.II

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Spike Lee Talks about his Career and Hollywood-Pt.I

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Spike Lee Talks about His Career and Hollywood-Pt.III

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B.E. Small Biz Awards Now a Spike Lee Joint

Award-winning director to address the 2009 Entrepreneurs Conference in Detroit

Emmy award-winning and Academy Award-nominated film director, producer, writer and actor Shelton Jackson “Spike” Lee…

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Chrysler Honors Spike Lee

Filmmaker receives coveted Behind the Lens Award

It’s hard to imagine Black Hollywood—or Tinseltown period—without Spike Lee, arguably one of the best…

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Spike Lee speaks on African Americans in the Media

Spike Lee has become one of Hollywood’s most provocative film directors. His latest work, a…

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