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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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Top Sports Endorsement Deals

From LeBron James to Tiger Woods, these stars are demanding hefty endorsement deals

These days, most athletes seem to be business savvy. While others have smartly used the…

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Gift Spending in the Millions for CFP, and College Bowl Games

With the intro of college football playoffs, gifting is at a record high

Gifting is at a record high with the introduction of college football playoff and annual…

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Mo’Ne Davis Continues to Make Profits

She graced the cover of Sports Illustrated in August

Back in August, the sports world was certainly delighted to read crowded headlines featuring a…

By Jenisha Watts

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Is Peyton Manning Interested In Buying The Tennessee Titans?!

The legendary QB is possibly planning big moves off the field

The sports world will mourn when Peyton Manning finally decides to hang up his cleats…

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Travel Elite: African American Tourism CMO Has BIG Plans for Dallas

Noelle LeVeaux proves just how career driven she is

Sophisticated. Poised. Respected.
What do these words signify? They are just a few words to describe…

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Former NBA Players Who Are Now Sports Commentators

A retired professional basketball career hasn’t slowed down these past players

We’ve watched them dunk, do impressive basketball moves and win NBA championships.  After their ring-winning…

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Kobe Bryant earned another title in NBA history by earning his 6000th game assist.

Kobe Bryant Passes Michael Jordan On NBA All-Time Scorer’s List

The Black Mamba ranks third above with 32,293 points

The NBA world witnessed another great moment in Kobe Bryant history, as Kobe Bryant passes…

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Wilt Chamberlain: First NBA Player to Grace Postage Stamp

The basketball legend was immortalized on a United States stamp on Dec. 5

The movement started with a seven-word headline: “Postal Service Should Put Wilt on Stamp.” Donald…

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The Highest-Paid Black Athletes

Here are the top 10 superstars racking in the most money this year

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The Forbes 2014 World’s Highest-Paid Athletes list named the 100 athletes raking in the…

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Kendrick Lamar Partners With Reebok In New Deal

Sportswear brand will release capsule collection by the TDE rapper in June 2015

Reebok has signed 27-year-old Kendrick Lamar to an exclusive deal. The Top Dawg Entertainment rapper…

By Kevin L. Clark

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The Bill Dickey Scholarship Association Helps Kids Achieve Golf Dreams

The program aims to diversify golf

Aiming to help diversify the world of golf, the Bill Dickey Scholarship Association (BDSA) works…

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NFL Maintains Strong Viewership Among Female Demographic

Despite early-season incidents, record numbers of women are still watching NFL games.

Despite issues of domestic violence and child abuse, female viewership of NFL games strong.

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The Best Super Bowl Halftime Performances

A list of the leading shows at the championship games

Be honest. Some of us only tune in to Super Bowl Sunday just for the…

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NBA Legend Dr. J Erving Details His New Partnership

The NBA star talks about joining up with Anthem Media Group

Dr. “J” Julius Erving sat down with The Shadow League Sports Talk and shared information…

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Entrepreneurs Win Big at the Bayou Classic

Elevator Pitch winners got the chance to present in front of business leaders including from Black Enterprise

Black Enterprise held the Elevator Pitch Competition, where the three winners were presented at The…

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Shakur Stevenson: First U.S. Men’s Boxer to Win a Youth Olympic Gold Medal

The 17-year-old destroyed his competition

Shakur Stevenson became the first U.S. men’s boxer to win a youth olympic gold medal…

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Mo’Ne Davis is Sports Illustrated Kids ‘SportsKid’ of the Year

The baseball sensation was named Kid of the Year

Mo’Ne Davis was named ‘SportsKid’ of the Year by Sports Illustrated for Kids.

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NBA All-Star Uniforms To Pay Tribute To NYC Basketball

Will these jerseys sell like hotcakes?

Adidas and the NBA unveiled the 2015 NBA All-Star Uniforms for the upcoming game, which…

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Ben McLemore Pays Tribute to Mike Brown

Ben McLemore Honors Michael Brown With Shoes

The Kings guard sported sneakers with "RIP Mike Brown" at Sunday’s game

Kings guard Ben McLemore writes “RIP MIKE BROWN” on his shoes against Memphis on Nov.…

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Cavaliers and Raptors Plan to Honor Nelson Mandela at Friday’s Game

The NBA teams are set to remember the leader on the anniversary of his death

The Cavaliers and Raptors are set to honor the one-year anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s death…

By Jenisha Watts

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Sports and the City: Football 101 for Women

Just in time for Monday Night Football, we catch up with sports industry leader Adena Andrews

Adena Andrews’ communication skills have afforded her opportunities with Turner Sports/NBA, and she’s spreading knowledge…

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Terence Crawford Earns his Second Title Defense on Nov. 29

The 27-year-old WBO champion will fight against Raymundo Beltran

Terence Crawford, WBO lightweight champion from Nebraska, will be making his second title defense on…

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St. Louis Police Upset At Rams For ‘Hands Up’ Protest

NFL and St. Louis Ram sources say players will not be fined, according to reports

The St. Louis Police are up in arms at the city’s professional football team, as…

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NFL Player Ray Rice Wins Reinstatement Appeal

The three-time Pro Bowler can play for any team he wants

Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has won reinstatement and now can play for…

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10 Interesting Things We’ve Learned From Janay Rice’s ESPN Interview

In her own words, we relive those moments in Atlantic City

In a sit-down chat with ESPN’s Jemele Hill, Janay Rice relives being knocked out by…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Seahawks Players Criticizes NFL Over Marshawn Lynch Fine

Football stars Richard Sherman and Doug Baldwin expresses displeasure with NFL

Seahawks teammates Richard Sherman and Doug Baldwin criticizes the NFL for fining running back Marshawn…

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The Passion of Sports Fans Can Lead to Violence … But Only If You Let It

Was Ron Artest in the right?

Male athletes are grown men, and sometimes there are times when a man has to…

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Joel Corry Sits Down with The Shadow League for Sports Recap

The talk featured hot topics such as Peterson's suspension

Former NFL agent Joel Corry sat down with The Shadow League for TSL’s Sports Talk…

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LeBron James adds a daughter to his family

LeBron James Jersey Fetched for $50,040

The basketball star’s worn-jersey auctioned for a hefty price

A jersey worn by Lebron James during the second half of his regular season sold…

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Donald Sterling Agrees to Drop Lawsuit

Dave Chappelle Doesn’t Think Donald Sterling Should’ve Lost the Clippers

The comedian believes the former owner’s privacy was invaded

Reporting by Jenisha Watts:
In April 2014, the gossip site TMZ released an audio clip of…

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Playing to Win in Sports Broadcasting

LaChina Robinson shares how playing basketball led to a career as a sports analyst

LaChina Robinson shares how she found her voice being an athlete and how that led…

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Former Super Bowl Champion Carl Banks Shares Memorable Moments as an NFL Player

The former Giants' linebacker reflects on his career

On Oct. 30, former New York Giants linebacker Carl Banks spoke with The Shadow League’s…

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The Shadow League’s Sports Talk Host Mark Gray Discusses Race and Sports

Veteran journalists David Steele and Jerry Bembry give us their recap

The Shadow League’s Sports Talk Host Mark Gray discusses race and sports with two Veteran…

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Former College Basketball Star Still Fighting To Clear His Name

Ernie Cobb, whose reputation was scarred by point-shaving scandal, details fight to reinvent

Ernie Cobb is still fighting 30 years after his exoneration because he feels his name…

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[PERSPECTIVES] African Americans Seem to Have Lost Their Way in Major League Baseball

'All it takes is a glove and bat to get started'

In the last 20 years, African American kids have been mostly steered to basketball and…

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Los Angeles Clippers Stars and Jordan Brand Add Sketch Comedy to Game

New series to be aired on Cartoon Network Adult Swim

The Jordan Brand just keeps getting bigger and better, and two of its team members…

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First Black PGA Golfer Earns Presidential Medal of Freedom

Charles L. Sifford has a legacy as an exemplary pioneer in the sport

President Obama to award Medal of Freedom to Charles L. Sifford, a black pioneer in…

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The Sports Résumé: Top Sports-Employment Sectors

Social media and technology skills that are in demand

Check out what it takes to get jobs in the tops sectors of the sports…

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Side Hustle: 4 Lucrative Celebrity Passion Projects That Rock

These industry leaders successfully expanded their brands beyond their main gigs

From food and fashion to design and technology, here are some of our favorite multi-passionate…

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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver: ‘Legalize Sports Betting’

Dallas Mavs owner, Mark Cuban, agrees with the Commish

After responding to Michele A. Roberts, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver calls for bookmakers to legalize…

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MVP Winners: Baseball Champs of Color From 2005 to Present

These six are sports leaders on and off the mound

Check out the six MVP winners of color in the major league’s from 2005 to…

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Women Love the NFL: Data Shows Best-Selling Jerseys Nationwide Among Females

Colts quarterback Andrew Luck takes the lead as a favorite

Dicks Sporting Goods released an information on the most popular jerseys sold to women nationwide,…

By Kandia Johnson

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Redskins Trademark Canceled

Washington Redskins Suing Native American Group

Judge expected to give a ruling on reversing trademark board's removal of protections

After losing several trademarks Native American group, the Redskins have decided to sue to get…

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Tennis Legend Katrina Adams Confirmed as a Panelist at 2015 Women of Power Summit

The first African American NCAA doubles champion set to talk changing the game

One of the NCAA’s first black sports leaders, Katrina Adams, will attend Black Enterprise’s Women…

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Student Athlete Career Readiness: Howard University Athletic Director Talks Advocacy

Louis “Skip" Perkins details how undergrads can prep for employment

For many years there has been a universal stereotype that the majority of collegiate athletes…

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Comedian Artie Lange Reprimanded for Social Media Jokes

Comedian targeted ESPN's Cari Champion; Network banned him

Artie Lange has been banned from bookings at ESPN after making a sex-slave joke about…

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Tracy Mourning Talks Mentoring Girls Nationwide

Founder of Honey Shine details expanding Miami-based mentoring program

Tracy Mourning talks expanding her mentoring program, Honey Shine Inc. and importance of empowering young…

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Mo’ne Davis Will Kick Off Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Pitching phenom will lead with her team, the Taney Dragons

Mo’ne Davis and her little league team, the Taney Dragons, will be marching in the…

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Adrian Peterson Will Plead No Contest

Reports: Adrian Peterson Will Plead No Contest

Minnesota Vikings running back may be reinstated

Minnesota Vikings running back, Adrian Peterson, will plead no contest to avoid an upcoming trial

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Teen Basketball Star Commits to Division 1 University

Young athlete makes verbal acceptance of offer to attend University of Texas

Eighth-grade middle school basketball star, Deja Kelly, makes verbal commitment to the University of Texas…

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Economics Of LeBron: How He Became 6th Man For City Of Cleveland

James' return to Cleveland is a big assist to the City's economy

Lebron James’ return to Cleveland is a big assist to the City’s economy. Here’s how.

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Dez Bryant Joins the Roc Nation Sports Roster

Roc Nation Sports Counts Dez Bryant as New Client

Wide receiver is the latest to join Jay Z's sports agency's roster

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver, Dez Bryant, has left his agent, Eugene Parker, to sign with…

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Deion Sanders OWN show premieres November 1st

Deion Sanders: All About the Family Playbook

Former NFL star and reality TV personality talks new show and community advocacy

Former football player, Deion ‘Prime Time’ Sanders, returns for another season of his reality show,…

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Former NFL Player Troy Williamson Switches Gears to Entrepreneurship

'I get inspired by looking where I came from and all the obstacles I’ve been through'

Former NFL player Troy Williamson speaks about entrepreneurship, giving back and helping people via motivational…

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Black Enterprise Legacy Award Winner Adds NBA Team Ownership to Resume

A BE 100s CEO, Valerie Daniels-Carter, invests in Milwaukee Bucks

It’s no secret that the National Basketball Association (NBA) has a deficit of black owners.…

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Chris Paul to Host the CP3 Foundation’s Event Advocating for Youth

Two Los Angeles-based organizations, L.A.’s BEST and Leaps n Boundz, will benefit

LA Clippers point guard, Chris Paul, will host a fundraiser for L.A.’s BEST and Leaps…

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Ambassador Of Shave: Dennis Scott Partners With Shavewise

Former NBA 3-point specialist looks to revolutionize grooming

Former NBA 3-point baller looks to revolutionize grooming one razor bump at a time with…

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Colin Kaepernick Fined $10,000 for Wearing Beats by Dre Headphones

San Fransisco 49ers player reprimanded for sporting non-sponsored gear

Colin Kaepernick wore bright pink Beats by Dre Headphones despite the NFL’s deal with Bose…

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Star Power: Young Entrepreneur and TV Personality Talks Leveraging the Platforms

Rodney Rikai details what it takes to last in sports entertainment

Entrepreneur and host Rodney Rikai to find out more about his career path and advice…

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Golf & Tennis Challenge: One Professional Talks Utilizing the Sports to Further Career Goals

'Golf provides the opportunity for young people to learn life skills'

Clemmie Perry, owner of Women of Color Golf, talks about networking success at The Black…

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Tiger Woods Opening a Sports and Dining Restaurant

Eatery opening in Jupiter, Fla later this year

Tiger Woods is the latest celebrity to join the restaurant business, opening a restaurant in…

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Jovan Belcher's brain showed signs of CTE

The NFL and Domestic Violence: Jovan Belcher’s Brain Showed Signs of CTE

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker killed his girlfriend and then himself in 2012

Kansas City Chiefs player, Jovan Belcher, who killed his girlfriend and then himself in 2012,…

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10 Superstar Athletes Involved in Major Scandals

A look back at career-tarnishing challenges and the aftermath

With the latest cases of athletes in scandals, we take a look back at how…

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Michele Roberts: $1.2 million salary

NBA Players Association’s Michele Roberts Gets $1.2 Million Salary

Earnings half of that of her predecessor

Attorney Michele Roberts, who is the new executive director of the National Basketball Players Association,…

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Derric Rose Donates $1 Million to Charity

Derrick Rose Donates $1 Million to Chicago Charity

Makes a significant contribution to After School Matters

Chicago Bulls point guard, Derrick Rose, donates $1 million to a charity at his alma…

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Industry Pro Talks How to Connect Sports and Philanthropy

Nubia Murray details career journey in cause marketing and tips on how to thrive

Sports cause-marketing pro Nubia Murray talks about her full-circle career path and tips on how…

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Report: Floyd Mayweather Stiffs Waitress After $32 Million Fight

Restaurant professional claims she did not receive gratuity on 5-figure bill

According to reports, boxer Floyd Mayweather did not pay gratuity on a 5-figure restaurant bill…

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The Sports Resume: How to Use Professional References

Has inclusion become an archaic practice?

Employment experts have many theories as to whether job seekers should include professional references on…

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[WATCH] Nike Unveiling New LeBron 12′s During Worldwide Event

Akron, Ohio's own continues to dominated the sportswear game

Nike is gearing up to share the new LeBron 12′s with the world, as they…

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Mike Tyson Flips Out During Interview on Live Canadian TV

Question about controversial past sparks tirade

News anchor Nathan Downer questioned Mike Tyson about 1992 rape conviction, the former heavyweight champ…

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Ray Rice Loses Nike and EA Sports Endorsements

Ray Rice Loses Nike and EA Sports Endorsements

Baltimore Ravens are also giving fans an opportunity to trade in their Rice jerseys

Former Baltimore Ravens player, Ray Rice, losing endorsements by Nike and EA Sports. Ravens are…

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#WhyIStayed: Top 10 Twitter Reactions to Ray Rice Scandal

Twin hashtags go viral and spark a necessary discussion

Ray Rice’s abuse outted via video sparked creation of twin trending hashtags, #WhyIStayed and #WhyILeft.…

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If Ray Rice Were Your Employee: 4 Factors to Consider When Terminating for Misconduct Off the Field

How to be sure you have the proper protocol in place for firing someone

The Baltimore Ravens terminated Ray Rice, but what about your employees as an everyday professional?…

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Carolina Panthers' Deangelo Willams Dyes Hair Pink

Carolina Panthers’ DeAngelo Pays Homage to Mother, Advocates for Breast Cancer Awareness

Running back wears pink hair and toe-nail polish

Carolina Panthers’ DeAngelo Williams dyed his hair pink and painted his toenails to honor his…

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Reports: NFL Player Ray Rice Contract Terminated

With social media and industry outraged, here are 30 Twitter reactions to wife's assault

Baltimore Ravens’ Ray Rice is currently being ethered by Twitter as the full video of…

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Another NBA Owner to Lose Team After Alleged ‘Racist Rant’

Atlanta Hawks owner giving up majority stake after "racially offensive" e-mail

Atlanta Hawks’ Levensen’s inner Don Sterling alledgedly rears ugly head.

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Serena Williams Wins Grand Slam Title

It's her 18th victory, tying with Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova, at U.S. Open

Tennis phenom Serena Williams won her 18th Grand Slam title at the U.S. Open today,…

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Top-Selling Sneakers: Which NBA Baller Reigns Supreme?

Is it Lebron James, Kevin Durant or Michael Jordan?

With the latest multimillion-dollar endorsements, BlackEnterprise.com takes a look at the highest selling sneakers of…

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Mayweather Wants to Sign Pacquiao in order to fight him

Floyd Mayweather Wants Manny Pacquiao to Sign With Him to Fight

Pacquiao signed to another company through 2016

Floyd Mayweather says the only way he will fight Manny Pacquiao is if he signs…

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Gym Membership Boom: Athlete Zelly Wesson Capitalizes with Franchising

Basketball player to open second Workout Anytime location

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Health and fitness clubs have grown over the past five years to become…

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Nickelodeon Debuts Nicksports

Network teams up with the NFL, MLS and NASCAR for sports programming

Nickelodeon launches sports programming with NickSports.

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Chicago Businessman Helps Family of Homeless Little League Champ

Businessman agrees to pay homeless little league player families rent for a year

One Chicago businessman has offered to pay a year’s rent for homeless Jackie Robinson West…

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Nike Wins Signing War for Kevin Durant

Under Armour loses out; MVP to get $300 million over 10 years

Kevin Durant has signed with Nike for endorsement deal worth $300 million over 10 years,…

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St. Louis Rams Cuts Michael Sam From Roster

First openly gay NFL player falls short of setting a league milestone

The St. Louis Rams have cut Sam, the first openly gay athlete drafted into the…

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Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge: Day 3 Begins

More spa, tennis, networking and fun at the PGA National Resort and Spa

Day three of the Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge continues with more spa, golf,…

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Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge, Day 2: Top Highlights

Attendees enjoy more networking, fun, BMW test drives on the green

Check out highlights from Day 2 of the Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge in…

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[PHOTOS] Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge: Day 1 Best Pics

Highlights from Florida's premier leisure and networking event

Day one of the Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge has begun. Check out top…

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When “Money” Met Real Money: Mayweather Pals With Warren Buffett?

Boxer announces mogul's relationship in business advice and endeavors

Boxer Floyd Mayweather announced business plans for he and Warren Buffett via social media.

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RECAP: Face2Face Africa F.A.C.E List Awards

Leaders in industries including fashion and sports received awards in New York City

Face2Face Africa honored leaders of the African diaspora in New York City recently. Check out…

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WATCH: LeBron James In Cavaliers Jersey In NBA 2K15 Trailer

Decision 2.0 LeBron stars alongside MVP Kevin Durant

LeBron James, returns in 2K Sports’ NBA 2K15 series. Fans can watch the trailer for…

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Golf Professional Rodney Green Shares Passion for Game and the Business of It All

Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis challenge instructor gives real deal on career asset

Rodney Green—who will conducting golf classes at this year’s Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge—…

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Femi Allen Wasserman: Fantasy Sports Isn’t Just for Men

'I stay passionate and focused because I really enjoy the feeling of a job well done'

Femi Allen Wasserman, vice-president of communications of DraftKings, talks being a black female executive in…

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$285 Million Dilemma: Kevin Durant Caught Between Nike & Under Armour

Deal would be Under Armour's biggest sponsorship endorsement

Reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant is getting paid and Nike and Under Armour will have…

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RECAP: Black Enterprise Celebrates Hoops, Good Food And Team USA In Chicago

An Olympic-sized event took place in Chicago

BlackEnterprise.com witnessed NBA greats alongside NIKE, Inc. and USA Basketball in Chicago as they prepped…

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R&B Divas: 7 Unforgettable Performances from the Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge

These songstresses wowed crowds at the star-studded event

From Patti Labelle to Chrisette Michele, the Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge has been…

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NFL Considers Tougher Penalties for Domestic Violence

Uproar of 2-game suspension given to Ray Rice has sparked concerns

After the Ray Rice 2-game suspension on his domestic violence case, the NFL received backlash…

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Rihanna Wants to Buy a Soccer Team

The singer has shown an interest in buying The Premier League's Liverpool

The pop singer, Rihanna, has reportedly, wants to buy The Premier League’s Liverpool soccer team

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Raptors Draw $25,000 Fine After Rapper Drake’s Comments

Global ambassador for the NBA team accused of publicly recruiting Kevin Durant

Hip-hop artist Drake, who is global ambassador for the Toronto Raptors, is accused of publicly…

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Amy DuBois Barnett Executive Editor for New ESPN Site

Former Ebony EIC to head new portal catering to African Americans

ESPN announces former Ebony Editor-in-Chief Amy DuBois Barnett as executive editor of new site catering…

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NBA Schedules 2015 Preseason Game in South Africa

Proceeds will go toward charity

The NBA will play a preseason game in South Africa in 2015. All proceeds will…

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10 Twitter Reactions To LeBron James’ Startling Weight Loss

Photo has NBA and sports fans talking and tweeting

The two-time NBA champion has adopted a no-carbs diet that has drastically changed his figure.…

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Skip the objective. Objectives are outdated and rarely used in today’s world of professional resume writing. The purpose of the objective was to tell employers what you were seeking, i.e. “a challenging sales position.” Instead, the objective has now been replaced with a career profile or a summary of qualifications which tells employers exactly what you have to offer, i.e. “accomplished professional with 10 years sales experience.” Your resume should include a concise yet quality career profile which clearly indicates what you have to offer, rather than just what you desire. Employers are far more attracted to a candidate who actually brings something to the table.

The Sports Resume: 3 Applicant Tracking Systems That Affect Hiring

Learn how to tailor your job seeking documents for each position

From The Sports Resume: Learn all you can about this platform, used by employers, to…

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Businesswomen Disrupt Sports Merchandising Industry with Team Couture

Cassandra Johnson and Audrey Tolson talk filling niche among female enthusiasts

Founders of Team Couture, Cassandra Johnson and Audrey Tolson saw a need in sports merchandising…

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Ray Rice and Stephen A. Smith: The Manifestation of the Hypocrisy of Sports

Sports have become a Roman Gladius that wields power and cuts deep

The Shadow League’s Yussuf Khan discusses the problem with the mindset of how domestic violence…

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Donald Sterling Loses Court Decision

Sale to Ex-Microsoft executive, Steve Ballmer, will go through

LA CLippers owner, Donald Sterling, loses court decision against his wife, Shelly Sterling, in bid…

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Michele Roberts Named Executive Director of NBA Players Union

She is now first woman to lead a major sports union in North America

The National Basketball Players Association announced Michele Roberts as its new executive director, making her…

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Winning Number: LeBron James Will Go Back to Wearing 23

Hoop stars will return to number he wore first time around in Cleveland

Cleveland Cavalier player, LeBron James, has decided to go back to his original number 23…

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Young Money Sports? Lil Wayne Sets Sights on Management Business

Rapper nabs world's second highest paid athlete as his first client

Young Money’s head boss, Lil Wayne, is ready to profit off his passion for sports…

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Redskins Trademark Canceled

Washington D.C. Residents Want Redskins Name to Stay

Poll Finds 65% of NFL fans who reside in D.C. area, reject name change

A Vox Populi poll found that 65% of NFL fans who reside in the D.C.…

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Celebrity Real Estate: 8 Entertainers Who Put Lavish Homes on the Market

These industry leaders take both wins and losses

Check out this list of top celebrities who put their homes on the real estate…

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Donald Sterling Meets With Steve Ballmer

Former Clippers owner considering his options in case against his wife

After learning he may lose the case against his wife, Shelly, Donald Sterling has decided…

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Carmelo Anthony Co-Founds Venture Capital Firm

Hoop star and Stuart Goldfarb start M7 Tech Partners

Carmelo Anthony has teamed up with the former CEO of Bertelsmann, Stuart Goldfarb, for M7…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Former Lakers’ Player, Michael Cooper, Has Tongue Cancer

Head coach will have surgery this week

Atlanta Dream head coach and former LA Lakers player, Michael Cooper, has tongue cancer and…

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Trayvon Martin Peace Summit: Kobe Bryant Joins Nipsey Hussle

'The Black Mamba' shares thoughts about injustice

Kobe Bryant, joins Trayvon Martin’s parents and Nipsey Hussle to speak out against gun violence…

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Mike Tyson Signs Long Term Partnership with Fiterman Sports Group

Former boxer signs a long-term exclusive autograph and marketing partnership

Mike Tyson has signed a long-term exclusive autograph and marketing partnership with Fiterman Sports Group.

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Your stroke is just as important as the golf course you’re putting on. And for many novice and more seasoned players who want to get a hole in one, ambiance is everything. Golf is what draws golfers to the crème de la crème in courses stateside and abroad, but when they want to organize a family staycation, a getaway for two or fun business outing, it’s something a little more like the spa services or exclusive perks for being a luxury car driver that seal the deal. BlackEnterprise.com spoke to the founder and president of Golf Quests, Inc. Ty DeLavallade about today’s top golf resorts. See if your favorite made the list!

For more travel tips, destinations and best places to stay, eat and play,  visit blackenterprise.com/outofoffice

Golf 102: Playing by the Rules to Defy Business Odds on the Green

Instructor, Blogger explain the opportunities available to women who golf

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Golf and Tennis: 10 Top Fashion Picks for the Novice and Pro

Athletic pieces that will put you at the top of your game

In preparation for Black Enterprise’s Golf & Tennis Challenge, we’ve rounded up 10 stylish looks…

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LeBron James Helps Sports Illustrated Set New Web Record

Site registers over 6.1 million unique visitors on Friday

The announcement of LeBron James’ return to the Cleveland Cavaliers by the player himself, helped…

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4 Golf Gadgets to Help You Dominate the Greens

Track your swings and improve your stroke strength with these tech tools

Whether in your office or on the course, you can keep your golf game in…

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Erin Andrews Replaces Pam Oliver as NFL’s Top Sideline Reporter

Former sideline reporter will stay on with Fox Sports in a variety of roles

Erin Andrews has replaced 20-year veteran sideline reporter, Pam Oliver, for the upcoming NFL season

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LeBron James Returns to Cleveland

'I always believed that I’d return ... and finish my career there'

NBA star LeBron James has officially announced that he will return home to Cleveland.

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Floyd Mayweather Will Fight Marcos Maidana Again

The two fighters will square up once again in September

A rematch has been set for Floyd Mayweather-Marcos Maidana II for September in Las Vegas.

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Will LeBron James Become World’s First Billionaire Baller?

According to recent earnings, road to super-wealthy club getting a lot shorter

Becoming a billionaire is rare air, but with latest earnings, are Lebron James and his…

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NBA Hires Pamela El as Chief Marketing Officer

Former Nationwide Insurance executive will start her new position in August

Former Nationwide Insurance Executive, Pamela El, is hired by the NBA to become their latest…

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FIFA Suspends Nigeria From International Soccer

FIFA brings hammer down after country fires soccer committee

FIFA brings hammer down after Nigeria fires soccer committee, suspending the country from participating in…

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LeBron James to Open Pizza Restaurants in South Florida

NBA superstar enters new business venture

NBA superstar LeBron James teamed with a group of investors to open 10 Blaze Pizza…

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Red, White, Blue … and Black: America’s Diversity Shines During World Cup Fever

Global tournament ignites African American passion and patriotism

World Cup fever ignites African American passion and diasporan patriotism for global sport.

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The Sports Résumé: Developing the Perfect Job Description

Knowing how to describe your previous duties can make or break your opportunity

Learn how to separate your candidacy from the competition by composing winning job descriptions on…

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Two Merchandising Brand Giants Do Battle In Brazil

Nike zeroes in on Adidas' soccer market domination

As the players and coaches prepare to go to war at the World Cup, Nike…

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Black Celebs Dominate Forbes’ ’10 Most Powerful’ List

Who are the most powerful celebrities in the world at the moment?

Black celebrities dominate Forbes’ ‘Most Powerful List’ which includes Floyd Mayweather, Beyonce, Oprah and Dr.…

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Tim Howard: The Safest Hands in America

U.S. Goalkeeper cements legacy with 2014 World Cup performance

In the line of fire: How U.S. soccer goalie Tim Howard nearly single-handedly saved our…

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Productivity: American Businesses Take Million-Dollar Losses in World Cup Fever

Embracing sporting events during work hours may be a bad idea

Yahoo Finance reports that the World Cup has cost American businesses $682 million in labor…

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Attorney David Cornwell to Sue Alex Rodriguez

Suspended player being taken to court for roughly $500,000

Alex Rodriguez, will be sued by his former attorney, David Cornwell. Rodriguez is being sued…

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Jason Kidd Headed to the Milwaukee Bucks

Awkward weekend leads to Nets receiving 2 draft picks from Milwaukee

Kidd went to Brooklyn Nets management requesting a bigger executive role with the organization and…

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The Sports Résumé: Is Functional or Chronological Best?

Find out the preferred format for winning employment results

Find out what resume—chronological or functional—is preferred by sports industry employers.

By George Bowser, Jr.

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Redskins Trademark Stripped: What’s Next?

Is it open city for paraphernalia and sales?

Can trademarks ruling protect Redskins merchandise from counterfeiters?

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Pregnant Olympian Alysia Montano Completes Race

Athlete ran 800-meter race just six weeks away from her due date

A pregnant Alysia Montano clocked 2 minutes, 32.13 seconds to finish last at the U.S.…

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Ghana Sends $3 Million in Cash To Avoid Player Boycott In Brazil

Ghana avoids potential player World Cup boycott by sending plane full of money

The John Dramani Mahama administration in Ghana has reportedly caved in and sent down $3…

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Joe Louis: Broadway Producers Acquire Rights to Story

Fran Kirmser and Tony Ponturo have acquired exclusive global, theatrical and movie rights

‘Lombardi,’ and ‘Bronx Bombers’ producers Kirmser and Tony Ponturo say they’ve acquired the exclusive rights…

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NFL Removes Cap on Concussion Damages for Players

Revised agreement provides wide range of benefits to retired NFL players and families

The agreement also states that the NFL will set aside $10 million for education on…

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10 Fun Facts About Golf

What do you know about this sport?

Fun fact about golf: The modern game of golf originated in 15th-century Scotland.

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U.S. Patent Office Cancels Washington Redskins Trademark

Name deemed 'disparaging to Native Americans'

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has canceled the Washington Redskins trademark registration.

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Small Biz Alert: Guarding Your Intellectual Property: Trademarks & Service Marks 101

Learning to pick the right trademark can make or break your business

Learning to pick the right trademark can make or break your business. Here’s how.

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Top 2014 NFL Draft Picks

The NFL Draft kicked off this week. Check out the top 5 draft picks.

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Crisis Managment, Anyone? Don Sterling Scandal Lends Nod to Importance of a Vital Plan

Be prepared for any career challenge---whether extremely scandalous or not

Don Sterling scandal lends a nod to the importance of a crisis management plan for…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Great + Eight: Most Influential Black Women According to TIME

Beyonce, Serena Williams and Nigerian economist among top world leaders

Beyonce, Serena Williams and Kerry Washington are top women of color among TIME magazine’s list…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Cool Jobs: Van Adams’ Mix of Sports, STEM and Business a Recipe for Success

Leader talks male-dominated industry and how to play to win

We have good news for you. You can have a cool career and make a…

By Mia N. Hall

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Beyond Brackets: Top 10 Most Bizarre Office Pools

From Chia pets to lying managers, these wages take the cake

With the NCAA underway, here are the top 10 most bizarre office pools according to…

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Survey Reveals 1 in 5 Workers Participate in March Madness Pools

Companies set to lose billions due to unproductive work hours during NCAA

Nineteen percent of workers participate in March Madness office pools, with financial services being top…

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