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NBA2K Sued For Using Players’ Tattoos Without Permission

Tattoos include butterflies on Kobe Bryant's arm and designs on LeBron James' forearms

On February 1, tattoo company Solid Oak Sketches filed a lawsuit against Take-Two Interactive and…

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Cam Newton is the Black QB That Nothing Compares to

“Whether you win, lose or draw, people are going to talk,” Newton said

Cam Newton is on the verge of completing an amazing year. In his 5th season…

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Serena Williams Beats Maria Sharapova and Advances to Semifinals

The 34-year-old No. 1 ranked player beat long-time rival 6-4, 6-1, despite having a bout of food poisoning

In Melbourne, Australia tennis pro Serena Williams defeated Maria Sharapova for an 18th time on…

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LeBron James Set to Produce and Appear in CNBC Reality Show

'Cleveland Hustles' set to feature entrepreneurs seeking success via development and mentorship

LeBron James will co-produce and appear in a CNBC series called “Cleveland Hustles,” which will…

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$3 Billion: New York Knicks Ranked League’s Most Valuable Team

Bulls, Celtics, Warriors and Lakers among top five according to 'Forbes' list

The New York Knicks ranked by ‘Forbes’ as the league’s most valuable team, raking in…

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Cam Newton Named MVP and Offensive Player of the Year

Quarterback tallied 4,400 yards of total offense and 45 touchdowns for the 2015 season

On Wednesday Jan. 20, Cam Newton was named the NFL’s Most Valuable Player and…

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Deontay Wilder Moves Another Knockout Closer to Title Unification

His vicious knockout of Artur Szpilka is another step toward heavyweight boxing rejuvenation and unification

Deontay Wilder came to the Barclays in Brooklyn last night to earn respect in the…

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Adidas Celebrates Jesse Owens With Black History Month Collection

Footwear inspired by an American sports hero and cultural icon

Adidas has announced a new Black History Month footwear collection, inspired by Jesse Owens.

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[WATCH] Monte Irvin, Legendary MLB Hall of Famer, Dies at 96

Outfielder played key role in integration of Major League Baseball as both a player and executive

On Monday, Jan. 11, legendary Hall of Fame outfielder Monte Irvin died at age 96,…

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[WATCH] ‘American Crime Story’: Why Cuba Gooding Jr. Didn’t Contact O.J. Simpson

Set for a Feb. 2 TV debut, series covers one of the most scandalous crime cases

Cuba Gooding Jr., who’s set to play O.J. Simpson in FX’s upcoming crime drama, reportedly…

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Ken Griffey Jr. to Be Inducted Into Baseball Hall of Fame

Baseball great was voted in almost unanimously

Griffey, known as “Junior,” comes from a legacy of baseball greatness. He’s the son of…

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Harlem Globetrotters Star, Meadowlark Lemon, Passes Away at 83

He is survived by his ministry, children, wife, and beloved fans

83-year-old Meadowlark Lemon, the “Clown Prince” of the Harlem Globetrotters, passed away in his home…

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[WATCH] Icons Connect: Kobe Bryant Meets 1st Black Player for Minneapolis Lakers

Bob Williams, an NBA player in the '50s, shares memories and love for the franchise

Recently, Bob Williams got to meet one of the greatest athletes of all time who…

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Celebrities Taking Action: Michael Vick Fighting for ‘Pets in Cars’ Bill

If passed, the bill would allow police officers the authority to save dogs and cats from cars in unsafe temperatures.

Steelers quarterback Michael Vick has announced his support of PA House Bill 1516, also called…

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LeBron James Signs Lifetime Deal with Nike

Contract is first lifetime deal in the shoe and apparel company’s 44-year history

Today, LeBron James has agreed to a lifetime endorsement deal with Nike, the first deal…

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From Sports to Tech: How One Professional Went from Jordan’s Camp to Making Apps

Andre Walters shares his journey to launch Yuno app

Tech entrepreneur Andre Walters is the founder of Yuno, a new “social media e-commerce” platform.…

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LeBron James adds a daughter to his family

$15.8 Million: LeBron James Lands Deal for Entertainment Studio

Warner Bros. and Turner Sports invest in expanding Uninterrupted platform offerings

Warner Bros. and Turner Sports recently announced an investment in Uninterrupted, slated to become yet…

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‘Creed’ Opens Dialogue on Diversity in Boxing Films; Becomes Holiday Weekend Hit

Film starring Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone rakes in more than $42 million

Creed,” which cost $35 million to make, earned $42.6 million over five days. It’s the…

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This Week’s Highlights: The Best and the Brightest

Top news and trends from the week of Oct. 26

BlackEnterprise.com gives you a round-up of this week’s highlights, from topics that sparked social media…

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Black Motorsports Leaders: Mercedes Driver Lewis Hamilton Becomes Formula 1 World Champ

He's the first driver in the series to win 10 or more races in consecutive seasons

Often touted as the “first black driver in Formula 1,” Lewis Hamilton has won his…

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Meet Desiree Peterkin Bell: The Woman Changing the Face of Marathon Race Directors

How Desiree Peterkin Bell is carving her own path in a historically male-dominated field

Peterkin, recognized as a strategic planner, consummate communicator and political strategist, holds a master’s in…

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Serena Williams Talks Business, Branding, and Sports Performance

The tennis superstar is an ambassador for innovative sports brand MISSION

When I am competing and training I am 100% focused. But I love being an…

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Meet the Members of The Money Team

The Money Team to pursue their passions and create profitable businesses for themselves

Outside of the ring, Floyd Mayweather empowers his team, known as The Money Team, to…

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Ex-NFL Player Warrick Dunn Gives 144th Gift of Homeownership to Single Parent

He and his foundation help provide resources for first-time home buyers

Warrick Dunn has decided to expand his NFL legacy with philanthropy, and he’s giving the…

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Weaves, ‘Designer’ Bags and … Sports: Alibaba Teams Up With Companies to Launch New Venture

Deal comes as NBCUniversal lands agreement with world's largest e-commerce source

Alibaba, a mega e-commerce site popularly known for vendors that sell hair extensions and other…

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NBA Legend Moses Malone Dies at 60

Hall of Fame peer says basketball icon died of apparent heart attack

According to reports, Moses Malone, a three-time NBA MVP and Pro Basketball Hall of Famer,…

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Williams’ Sister Love: The Life of Sibling Tennis Prodigies

"You can be enemies on the court, and you can be friends...off the court"

Serena beat out sister Venus and came out a 6-2, 1-6, 6-3 winner in a…

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[WATCH] Harold Varner III Becomes First Black Golfer to Earn PGA Tour Card via Web.com

25-year-old hopeful barely made the cut but excited for chance to compete

Harold Varner III has become the first black golfer to earn a PGA tour card…

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U.S. Open: Serena Williams Takes First-Round Win on Path to Set Record for Women

Sports world on watch as tennis star may be first woman to win all four top tourneys in one season

Will Serena Williams become the first woman since Steffi Graff in 1988 to win the…

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Stephanie Hightower Becomes First Black Woman To Hold Seat on IAAF Council

USA Track & Field president landed one of six seats designated for women

Stephanie Hightower, USA Track & Field (USATF) president, was recently elected to IAAF Council, the…

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NBA Legend Darryl ‘Chocolate Thunder’ Dawkins Dies

Baller was the first high school athlete to be drafted into the NBA

Darryl Dawkins, an NBA legend who played for the Philadelphia Sixers and the New Jersey…

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LA Clippers Face $250,000 Fine for Unauthorized DeAndre Jordan Endorsements

NBA investigation found the team violated league rules while trying to re-sign Jordan last month

The NBA says the Clippers made a presentation to the then-free agent that improperly included…

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On the Move: New Jersey Devils and Prudential Center Appoint New CMO

Daniel Cherry III will oversee marketing, communications, and community initiatives

Daniel Cherry III, new CMO for New Jersey Devils and Prudential Center, will helm all…

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Is Darrelle Revis the NFL’s Most Savvy Negotiator?

Having negotiated three deals, including a $39 million guarantee with the Jets, maybe so

The highest paid cornerback in the NFL negotiated a five-year, $70 million contract with the…

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$40 Million Secret? Michael Jordan’s Nike Endorsement Details Revealed

Superstar baller's attorneys detail how much he earned in lawsuit against grocery chain

A court case has exposed what is being touted as one of Nike’s biggest kept…

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How 5 Celebrities Pay it Forward with Education Programs

How Lebron James, Serena Williams, Tyrese, and more pay it forward with education programs

How Lebron James, Serena Williams, Tyrese, and More pay it forward with education programs

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NFL Launches New Women’s, Men’s, and Junior Apparel Lines

Actress Tika Sumpter, a Carolina Panther's fan, among featured celebrity endorsers

Actress Tika Sumpter, of ‘The Haves and the Have Nots’ among celebrity endorsers of NFL’s…

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NFL’s Ryan Broyles: A Million-Dollar Man Living on $60,000 Budget

Detroit Lions wide receiver advocating for financial fitness for peers and youth

Ryan Broyles of the Detroit Lions seeks to change league pattern of baller bankruptcy with…

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Final Bout? Mayweather Confirms Next Opponent, Team Says It’s the Last

Critics say he's set for yet another "easy" win against Andre Berto Sept. 12

Floyd Mayweather Jr. is set to fight Andre Berto Sept. 12 in Las Vegas, and…

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Rockets Star James Harden a $200 Million Adidas Man?

Brand trying to snatch MVP runner-up from Nike

Adidas has offered Rockets’ James Harden a $200 million deal to leave competitor Nike.

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Mel Farr, Former NFL Running Back and Business Titan, Dies at 70

Top BE 100s entrepreneur was an auto industry leader and minority dealer advocate

Mel Farr, former Detroit Lions running back and black business titan whose company dominated the…

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NBA Announces Single Game PPV Option

NBA becomes first league to offer per game PPV

Teasing the new PPV structure earlier this year, NBA commissioner Adam Silver said ‘…most people…

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10 Black Golfers You Never Knew

Tiger Woods may be the most famous, but he's not the first

BlackEnterprise.com would be remiss to not expose the extensive history of blacks in golfing as…

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4 Incredible Stats About Serena Williams’ Historic Win at Wimbledon

The tennis star adds to her illustrious career with her “Serena Slam”

Check out four notable moments of Serena Williams’ illustrious tennis career after big win at…

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Federal Judge Finds Redskins’ Name May Be Disparaging

Judge rules against the NFL team, ordering the cancellation of its trademark

Established in 1932, the Washington Redskins are just one of many professional teams that still…

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6 Power Plays Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Serena Williams

Winners always find new ways to win. Are you doing what you need to elevate your game?

Winners always find new ways to win; they must. Are you doing what you need…

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Kevin Durant and Nike Are Bringing New Life To Old Basketball Courts

They will be using new recycling technology to build outdoor courts

Kevin Durant is teaming with Nike for a new initiative to bring quality outdoor basketball…

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The Weekend Update: U-S-A, U-S-A

The US Women's Soccer Team Dominates FIFA World Cup Finals

Carli Lloyd and the US Women’s National Soccer team made history during the FIFA championship…

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Cari Champion to Become New ‘SportsCenter’ Anchor

Champion to start new gig mid-July

ESPN2′s “First Take” co-host lands new gig as an anchor for “SportCenter”.

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[WATCH] Carmelo Anthony Acquires Soccer Team In Puerto Rico

The NBA superstar brings professional soccer to his father's homeland

The perennial NBA All Star and budding entrepreneur Carmelo Anthony became the owner of the…

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[WATCH] Former NBA Stars and Fans Play For Million-Dollar Prize

'The Basketball Tournament' gives fans the chance to act as the GM, coach, or play for grand prize

This year the tournament draws 97 teams made up of NBA players, NCAA athletes, and…

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3 Tips for Improving Your Golf Game

Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge registration is open now

Black Enterprise is gearing up for a weekend of networking and fun with the Black…

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Female NASCAR Engineer Promotes Education

Latina, Alba Colon, motivates youth to pursue their dreams and keep going

Alba Colon, female Latina NASCAR engineer motivates youth to pursue their dreams.

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Cam Newton Signs Huge Deal With Carolina Panthers

The QB's new deal puts him in the company of the NFL's elite quarterbacks

In the first year alone, the deal is worth $31 million – broken down into…

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[WATCH] St. Louis Rams Defensive Ends Tackle Homelessness

Two members of the St. Louis Rams set out to gain perspective and raise awareness on homelessness

An ESPN report details the time Chris Long and William Hayes spent without shelter earlier…

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Lisa Leslie Talks Upcoming Induction into Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame

Gold Medalist talks career journey and induction into the Women's basketball Hall of Fame

Lisa Leslie, Gold Medalist and first woman to dunk in a professional game, talks career…

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NFL Fans Supporting Their Teams Through Crowdfunding

The extent that fans will go to support the success of their favorite teams and players has reached a new level

NFL fans are willing to part with additional money in support of their favorite teams…

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NCAA Honors Student Athletes Hard Work In Class

The NCAA honored the best performing teams in the classroom

289 schools had at least one team on the list, which represents an increase of…

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Ray Rice’s Domestic Violence Case Has Been Dismissed

The reinstated former Baltimore Ravens running back is free of his domestic violence charges, but still without a team for next season

Rice has been free to sign with a team since his reinstatement but so far…

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[SURVEY] NBA Spends The Most On Athletes On Average

Recently released survey highlights which major sports, leagues, and teams are spending the most

ESPN offered a peek at one of the charts in their analytic arsenal – the…

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NFL Owners Approve New Rule and Patriots Won’t Appeal Punishment

After the meeting, New England team moves away from Deflategate

Kraft and the Patriots dropped their appeal of the league’s punishment, but reigning Super Bowl…

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Minnesota Timberwolves Hit The Jackpot

Armed with the #1 pick in the 2015 draft, things are looking up for the team and their fans

Last night, the Minnesota Timberwolves won the NBA Draft Lottery for the first time in…

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Russell Westbrook Spending Spring In Barneys New York

The NBA All Star releases his second collection in his collaboration with Barneys New York just in time for summer

Explore Russell Westbrook’s second output from his collaboration with Barneys New York, titled Westbrook XO.

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Roc Nation Sports and BET Are Stepping Into The Ring

These two companies are teaming up to change the boxing experience

“It’s more than just boxing, it’s more than a sporting event, and that’s why we…

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Monty Williams Is Out In New Orleans

The team informed him, and the press, today

Starting with the team in 2010, Williams recently finished his fifth season as head coach,…

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NFL Punishes Tom Brady And New England Patriots

The NFL has ruled on the evidence presented, agent says he will appeal the decision

Tom Brady and the Patriots aren’t happy with the NFL’s decision, and Brady’s agent says…

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Mayweather v. Pacquiao: The Saga Continues

The drama reached a new high after both fighters left the ring

The drama around the fighters continues in the media this week, picking up right where…

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Nike to Create 10,000 U.S. Jobs if Free Trade Deal Gets Approved

Trade will help to decrease the cost of importing and exporting goods

Nike agrees to create 10,000 U.S. jobs if the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal with 11 other…

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Tom Brady And The New England Patriots Aren’t Playing Fair

Results of investigation state the NFL superstar and team assistants likely participated in deflating game footballs

“More probable than not” Patriots personnel “participated in a deliberate effort to release air from…

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LeSean Mccoy Claims Eagles Coach Got Rid of ‘The Good Black Players’

The RB shares his thoughts on how it all went down

“To be honest, I didn’t want to come. I really didn’t. I was so angry…

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Black Viewers Bolster NBA Playoff Ratings

People of color are tuning into the game in large numbers

The NBA, airing 11 games for the week, drew in 15.2 million total viewers, compared…

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Working with the Champs: SubZero Recovery CEO David Levi Talks Mayweather and Cryotherapy

David Levi gives details on post training for the boxer and the lure of sci-fi fitness

Champion Floyd Mayweather made visits to SubZero Recovery to immerse himself into a tank of…

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The Weekend Update: May 4

In case you missed it, here's some of the big news that happened this weekend

The weekend is never quite long enough, and it seems as though there’s always too…

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Video Streaming Apps Big Winners in Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight

Periscope and Meerkat users live streamed video of the bout for free on social media

There were several apps that streamed the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight for free.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Money Decoded: The Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao bout set to break all of boxing's financial records

This weekend’s bout between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao is poised to rake in more…

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Mayweather or Pacquiao? Celebrities Weigh In

Everyone in Hollywood has an opinion on who's going to win the fight

When you have two great fighters squaring off, everyone has a favorite – here are…

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Mayweather v. Pacquiao: All Aboard The Money Train

When the duo step into the ring on Saturday, the world will be watching history unfold

Beyond jockeying for position, battling for a title, and solidifying legacies – there’s a lot…

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PGA Legend Calvin Peete Dies

The superstar was one of the most accurate and most successful golfers in history

A 12 time PGA winner, Calvin Peete died this morning, at the age of 71.

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NBA Set for First Exhibition Game in Africa

August event being held as part of league's ongoing Basketball Without Borders initiative

Solidifying it’s global presence, the NBA will play an exhibition game in Johannesburg, South Africa…

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NFL Hall of Famer Cris Carter to Speak at Entrepreneurs Summit

The sports star and businessman will share his plays

NFL star Cris Carter will talk black men and entrepreneurship at the 2015 Entrepreneurs Summit.…

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The NBA Is Hosting A Camp In Cuba

The NBA becomes the first U.S. sports league to visit Cuba since Obama restored relations

“…our game is an inclusive, easy-to-understand sport that has brought people together. We think this…

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Where Are They Now? Casualties of the NBA’s Amnesty Clause

Fox Sports recently declared they have reached ‘the end of the NBA amnesty era’

Generally, the ‘amnesty clause’ was viewed by most as an opportunity to dump all those…

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Adrian Peterson Has Returned to the Minnesota Vikings

The NFL announced yesterday that the running back is officially ‘reinstated'

For now, Adrian Peterson is a member of the Minnesota Vikings again.

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Princeton University Launches Lecture Series on Sports, Race and Society

Industry leaders discuss political expression and activism in the NBA

NBA commissioner, Knicks GM and ESPN Analyst talk political expression and activism in the NBA…

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Lebron James’ Cavaliers Jersey Ranks #1 in NBA

How Lebron James' bestselling jersey contributes to his financial empire

Lebron James’ bestselling jersey is at the center of his financial empire.

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NFL to Hire B. Todd Jones as Disciplinary Officer

Former ATF director will oversee new conduct policy

Former director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), will be in…

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CFL Appoints First Black Commissioner

Jeffrey Orridge, former CBS Sports executive, to assume new duties April 29

Jeffrey Orridge, former longtime executive with CBC Sports, succeeds Mark Cohon as commissioner of the…

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Stoute’s Agency To Debut NBA Ad During March Madness

Commercial attempts to draw college viewers to watch the professional league

The NBA is trying to get a piece of the college basketball March Madness action.…

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Hampton vs. Kentucky in March Madness Brings Pride to HBCUs

Skeptics question the fairness of the matchup of the historically black college against the No. 1 undefeated Wildcats

Everyone is clearly waging bets against the lone historically black college that has earned its…

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NFL Becoming an Endangered Sport

More players exit the football league because of health issues

The National Football League (NFL) has seen unseasonable volatility this month with players opting to…

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NBA Reaches for March Madness Audience

More viewers watch NCAA tournament than NBA finals

For the first time the National Basketball Association (NBA) is advertising during March Madness, in…

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Serena and Tiger: The Rise and Fall

TSL takes a look at how the two athletes have dealt with disappointment

The following is a feature from The Shadow League:
Serena won.
Despite the jeers that rained down…

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Kamerion Wimbley is Securing His Future One Business At a Time

Entrepreneur details commitment to giving back to his community and his businesses and to securing…

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TSL Talks NFL Free Agency with Former Agent Joel Corry

The Shadow League Sports Talk podcast takes a look at teams and players trade decisions

TSL Sports Talk interviews former NFL agent and CBS Sports columnist, Joel Corry about his…

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Women Raise The NBA Roof

A look at gender progress in the men’s basketball league

Becky Hammon ascending the ranks to becoming the first woman assistant coach in the NBA,…

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Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight To Cost Up To $7,500

World champion boxers sell out the MGM Grand before tickets go on sale

On Wednesday, world champion boxers Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao appeared together at a press…

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Are NFL Salary Caps Good for Business?

Some say the time has come to ban the league’s contract limits

Some say the time has come to ban the league’s contract limits with salary caps.…

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Darrelle Revis Becomes Highest Paid NFL Cornerback

Jets agree to pay $70 million over five years to bring Revis back to New York

Jets agree to pay $70 million over five years to bring Darrelle Revis back to…

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5 Women in The NBA Making History Off the Court

These dynamic women play by their own rules and make sports history

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As we celebrate Women’s History Month, we examine those who’ve opened doors across all professional…

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NFL’s Patrick Willis To Announce Retirement Live

Many shocked as 30-year-old linebacker plans exit into community service

After much speculation on Monday, March 9, the San Francisco 49ers announced Tuesday that 30…

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NBA Baller with Anta Sneaker Deal Caught Wearing Jordans

Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons says competitor shoe better for his injured ankle

Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons says Nike brand Air Jordan a better fit while his ankle…

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Michael Jordan Joins Billionaire’s List with Team Ownership

NBA skyrocketing value responsible for many owners' increasing wealth

NBA skyrocketing value responsible for many team owners increasing wealth. Here’s how.

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NBA Pays Big for Wildcats

Here's the top 5 pro salaries earned by Kentucky alumni

Just about every NBA team wants a Kentucky Wildcat on their roster, and they are…

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Does Ray Rice Deserve Due Process?

Sport analysts say former Ravens running back deserves a second chance

Sport analysts say former NFL Ravens player Ray Rice deserve a second chance

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Preserving an Era: Claude Johnson Expanding Stories of Blacks in Sports

Industry vet has passion for promoting African Americans in basketball

Sports business veteran, Claude Johnson is educating the world about the men and women who…

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TSL Talks Kicking Butt with MMA Fighter ‘King Mo’

Muhammed Lawal speaks about his split-decision win against Cheick Kongo

Fresh off his win at Bellator 134 against fellow Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter Cheick…

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NBA Teams Up with ‘Lean In Together’ for Gender Equality

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's organization is helping to empower women

Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook and longtime supporter of gender equality, has recently…

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African Americans Still Watch NBA More Than Other Races

Nielsen report shows an astounding viewership increase

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Although NBA teams are scouring the planet to find diverse players to expand the…

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Michael Yormark: Up Close With Jay Z’s Sports Empire

One on one with Roc Nation’s branding chief about forming partnerships

It’s only been about a year since president and chief of branding Michael Yormark joined…

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First Black NBA Player Dies During Black History Month

Earl Lloyd’s basketball legacy remembered

Two NBA greats, Anthony Mason and Earl Lloyd passed away in Black History Month. Here…

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Remembering NBA Superstar Anthony Mason

Mason honored by colleagues, fans and family

Longtime NBA player Anthony Mason who died on Saturday due to congestive heart failure was…

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Anthony Mason, Former New York Knicks Baller, Dies

The 48-year-old was battling with congestive heart failure

Knicks veteran is best known for helping team reach 1994 NBA Finals, with star players…

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TSL Sports Talk with Fastest Man in Rugby

Carlin Isles on why he opts for Rugby over the NFL

Carlin Isles has been deemed the ‘fastest man in rugby’ by several sources including CNN.…

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Social Media Ranking for Top Black NBA Earners

Making the connection between Twitter, Facebook and earnings

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In honor of Social Media Week (SMW) that is running from February 23 to…

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This 10-year Old is Getting College Offers to His Dad’s Dismay

Celebrity dad says: “It’s pretty crazy. It should be a violation.”

Most parents may welcome having a child prodigy that may receive offers to college at…

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Sports Anchor Denounces Racist Signs On-Air

"White Power" signs at a basketball game prompted the rant

Blatant racist acts continue to happen at sporting events throughout the country, causing white America…

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This Day In History – Tiger Flowers Wins Middleweight Boxing Title

He was the first African American after Jack Johnson to challenge for a world title

On this day in 1926, Theodore “Tiger” Flowers became the first African American middleweight boxing…

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You Decide: Has This Black Sports Journalist Proven He Is The Undefeated?

Controversial sports columnist to lead new black sports site at ESPN

Jason Whitlock, former Fox Sports columnist, known for pushing the envelope with his perspective on…

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Preparing For Life After Football Now

The Shadow League speaks with NFL agent Deryk Gilmore

In addition to speaking about the upcoming NFL Combine and NFL Draft 2015, agent and adviser…

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VIDEO: Sport Matters Author Talks Need for Respect

Kenneth Shropshire discusses Rooney Rule and Deflate-gate as it relates to fairness

On the backdrop of the Ray Rice story, the Donald Sterling saga, and the use…

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Nicktoons GM Talks ‘Little Ballers’ and Creating Sports Content

Dawkins seeks to boost viewership for the network through NickSports

NickSports gives NickToons a 15 percent increase during the sports programming block under the leadership…

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NBA’s Klay Thompson Keeps Banking Deals

Rising star adds sports drink to his list of earnings

Just a couple months ago Klay Thompson was just another basketball player for the Golden…

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What is Kobe Bryant Musing About?

L.A. Lakers superstar teams with Deepak Chopra’s son on Showtime documentary

Kobe Bryant is on the circuit promoting his upcoming documentary, Kobe Bryant’s Muse which airs…

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Top 10 BESportsBiz Movie Picks

Let’s see how our favorite black sports movies faired at the box office

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Love and Basketball topped the list with our Black Enterprise office members who were…

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Seeking A Job in Sports?

SportsBusiness Journal launches job board dedicated to sports careers

“Imagine working closely with all of the biggest sports properties including the NBA, MLB, NFL,…

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VIDEO: Paris Racism Victim Speaks Out

Black fan who was denied access to train after a European football game says he will file charges

See Video: Chelsea fans racism victim speaks out following abuse on Paris metro.
 
 

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VIDEO: Racism in Sports Goes Viral

Recent Paris football incident brings light to the ongoing discrimination throughout the world

Forget what you’ve heard about racism is an American problem. Oftentimes we have heard people…

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Crawford Safe After NBA Record-breaking Trading Day

More than 30 players get new teams by deadline

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Rumors of LA Clipper’s guard Jamal Crawford being traded turned out to be false…

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This Day In History: Charles Barkley Is Born

He is the shortest player in NBA history to lead the league in rebounding

On this day in history, February 20, 1963, legend Charles Barkley was born.

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Black History Month: Zip Gayles Inducted to Basketball Hall of Fame

Former HBCU coach receives prestigious honor

Former HBCU coach receives prestigious honor being inducted into collegiate sports hall of fame.

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Is ‘Empire’s’ Lucious Lyons Based on Jay Z?

Athletic division nod makes the character’s resemblance to music powerhouse more pronounced

Reference to an athletic division makes the lead character Luscious Lyon’s resemblance to Jay-Z even…

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Former Trail Blazers Player Jerome Kersey Dies at 52

Team owner credits the 17-year NBA veteran as 'one of the most beloved players'

Trail Blazers’ Owner credits 17-year NBA veteran Jerome Kersey as “one of the most beloved…

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This Day In History: First Black Gold Medalist in Winter Olympics

Vonetta Flowers was inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in 2010

On Feb. 19, 2002, Vonetta Flowers made history by becoming the first person of African…

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5 Boss Moves of Former UNC/Duke Basketball Players

From Michael Jordan to Grant Hill, these entrepreneurs know more than just how to play the game

Here are five boss moves of former UNC/Duke basketball players, such as Michael Jordan and…

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Kevin Durant Plays Fashion Forward

The NBA player styles in Gucci and Burberry during this GQ spread. Can you say couture endorsements?

Kevin Durant follows LeBron James’s fashion lead. During the 2015 All-Star Weekend, James’ production company, Springhill…

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NBA’s Amar’e Stoudemire’s Salary to Drop Significantly

It’s clearly more about the game than money for the NBA veteran

Soon-to-be NBA free agent Amar’e Stoudemire negotiated a buyout of his nearly $100 million deal…

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How Big Ballers Made Little Ballers Possible

Stoudemire, Fiasco and Graves gave producer McCrary the push she needed to get a deal with NickSports

During All-Star Weekend, Nickelodeon Sports held a special screening for Little Ballers, a documentary profiling…

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This Day In History: NFL Hall of Famer Jim Brown Was Born

One of the 'Greatest Players in NFL History' is an activist, actor and philanthropist

On this day in history, February 17, 1936, NFL Hall of Famer Jim Brown was…

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A Lesson in Business: Why Lebron James Is On My Entrepreneur All-Star Team

James may be revered for being an NBA baller, but he is also an All-Star…

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LeBron James Heads First NBA Fashion Show All-Star Weekend

LeBron James goes from the court to the runway this weekend

LeBron James and his production company Springhill Production are making history this All-Star weekend with…

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This Day In History: First Black Pro Basketball Team Established

The New York Renaissance were established Feb 13, 1923

Back in the 1920’s when people of “color” couldn’t play with “whites”, the ‘Harlem Rens’…

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Sports Power Couple Share Love with Women Pre-Valentine’s Day

Alonzo and Tracy Mourning kickoff NBA All-Star weekend with a sisterhood chat

Two days before Valentine’s Day, NBA veteran and former Miami Heat player Alonzo Mourning and…

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How To Land A Baller

NBA former player Bobby Simmons puts his new marketing degree to use

After playing in the NBA for ten years, Bobby Simmons earned his degree in marketing…

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Star Bodybuilder and Former NBA Baller Headline Sports Business Panel

Phil Heath and NBA's Bobby Simmons share their entrepreneurial lessons

Phil Heath and NBA’a Bobby Simmons share hoop dreams and entrepreneurial lessons.

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No World Series Title After All

Residency violations invalidates Jackie Robinson West as U.S. Little League champions

Jackie Robinson West was all the youth baseball rave in 2014, winning the coveted title…

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History Makers: Starting Five African Americans to Play in the NBA

Here is the starting lineup that began the game for the basketball stars of today

Unlike many other sports leagues, it only took four years after forming before the National…

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Are $3,000 All-Star Tickets Worth Breaking Your Bank?

Apply these rules before you over spend on your favorite sporting event

With 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend officially kicking off in New York on Thursday many in…

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Celebrity Real Estate: 5 Fab Homes of Stars Under 30

From Kevin Durant to Rihanna, check out these amazing homes

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Being a successful homeowner, especially at a young age, is not an easy task…

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History Maker: Fastest Bicycle Rider in the World

Major Taylor Won World Cyclist Championship of 1899

Outside of the Worchester (Mass) Public Library stands a bronze two-sided monument honoring an African-American…

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History Maker: Stephen Curry’s Three-Pointer Breaks Multiple Ceilings

The Warriors All-Star point guard breaks three NBA records

All-Star Golden State Warriors point guard follows in dad’s footsteps and breaks a few records…

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