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You Need To Know: Gregory O’Dell

The President and CEO of Events DC is making big things happen in our Nation's Capitol

Gregory O’Dell, the President and CEO of Events DC, has long contributed to the growing…

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NFL’s Dre Kirkpatrick Shares His Most Important Money Lessons

Defining his worth and financial destiny

“Money doesn’t change people. It only enhances the person you really are. If you have…

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Business Renewal in Detroit: Former NFL Player Ron Bartell Invests In His Hometown

Owner of Kuzzo's Chicken and Waffles offers a great experience and creates jobs outside downtown area

As a native Detroiter, Ron Bartell is passionate about investing in his community with his…

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Black History Month: Then and Now in Sports

Wilt Chamberlain paved the way for future players of color

Throughout Black History Month, Black Enterprise is honoring past pioneers and current day history-makers in…

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[WATCH] Cuba Gooding Jr. Talks Emotional Rollercoaster and Challenges Playing O.J. Simpson

Oscar-winning actor details nervous breakdown and other career highs and lows

Academy Award-winning actor Cuba Gooding, Jr. talked with Larry King discuss his challenging experience portraying…

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#SB50: A Week’s Worth of Super Events Led Up to the Big Game

A peek at the brands that make it all happen

The Super Bowl is more than enough excitement in itself. But the pre-game activities were…

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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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