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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.…

By Samara Lynn

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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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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