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For Super Bowl 50, NFL Switching from Roman Numerals

Reverts back to standard numbers for 2015

The NFL is celebrating the 50th Super Bowl

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What Playing Sports Can Teach You About Business

I participated in basketball during my high school and college years, embracing and enjoying that period of play and comradeship

As long as I can remember, I have been involved in organized ball as a…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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‘Players Gala’ Still a Classy Destination at the Big Game

Midtown Manhattan was the site of this year's gala

The host venues this year were The Night Hotel and Aspen Social Club

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How Small Businesses Can Make Money Off Of Super Bowl XLVIII

Use hype around the game to drive customer awareness and sales

Do you know any businesses doing any special promotions?

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Minority Owned NYC Firm Lands Super Bowl Deal

NFL's 'Business Connect' links entrepreneurs with big game opportunities

Niles Advertising & Display Solutions, Inc., a New York-based firm that specializes in graphic design…

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5 Ways to Score a Last-Minute Hotel Room for the Super Bowl

Have you scored your room yet?

With the big game just weeks away, Roomer has provided 5 tips for scoring a…

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More than just a basketball All-Star, Shaquille O’Neal is an entrepreneur. He earned his MBA online through the University of Phoenix in 2005, and has since put it to work in various business ventures.

Shaq Is Bringing His All-Star Comedy Jam to the Super Bowl

Tour will come to Newark Symphony Hall

For Mr. O’Neal, the business of funny has been quite lucrative

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Patti Labelle to Headline 15th Annual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration

Over the course of fifteen years, Super Bowl Gospel Celebration has brought together amazing performances and special guests

If in New York City area, would you consider attending?

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What It Takes to Win in Business and in Sports—Twice!

Two-time Super Bowl champ GM of NY Giants shares tips on finding and keeping talent in a competitive environment--from sports to business

New York Giants General Manager Jerry Reese helped his team win two Super Bowl Championships.…

By Alan Hughes

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Customers win, Furniture Store Loses on $600,000 Super Bowl Bet

Customers Win, Furniture Store Loses on Super Bowl Bet

445 customers took advantage of the store's annual Super Bowl promotion

One Baltimore furniture shop won for losing when it bet on a rare event in…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Career Lessons You Can Learn from Beyonce’s Winning Super Bowl Deal

Be inspired by the platinum-selling diva's stellar boss moves

Four lessons Beyonce has taught us all about how to stand the heat in our…

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All Hail Queen Bey! Beyonce Announces ‘Mrs. Carter Show’ World Tour On YouTube

The “Crazy in Love” songstress serves up the royal treatment in video teaser

Beyonce released a video teaser for her tour titled “The Mrs. Carter Show” on YouTube.…

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On-Field Super Bowl Celebrations Were a Huge Boon for Times-Picayune

Thanks to retirement, photo is one for the ages

But the Times-Picayune, an award-winning newspaper, controversially switched to publishing just three times a week…

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By the Numbers: Ray Lewis Ends 17-Year Career as a Champion

Take a look at a snapshot of professional highlights

Check out a breakdown of professional highlights for 17-year NFL veteran and Super Bowl champion…

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By the Numbers: Beyonce’s Super Bowl Halftime Show A Social Media Success

“The Queen of Pop” blazed the stage and the social networking scene with her electric performance

A by-the-numbers social media breakdown of Beyonce’s Super Bowl halftime show.

By Janel Martinez

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Super Bowl XLVIII May be too Cold for Performance

Officials may be concerned with cold weather conditions for halftime show.

Do you like the idea of a cold weather Super Bowl?

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Viewers Choice: 5 Super Bowl Moments You Helped Create

Social media users help brands pick Super Bowl spots

Here, BlackEnterprise.com take a look at how several well-known brands are building interactive social campaigns…

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Beyoncégate: Avoiding the Perils of Perfectionism

Why Beyoncé should use her Super Bowl half-time performance to answer to no one but herself

The proximity of her scheduled Super Bowl appearance to her Presidential Inauguration performance makes me…

By Caroline Clarke

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Colin Kaepernick wants you to save a few dollars watching him play in the big game this Sunday.

5 Practical Money-Saving Tips for Your Super Bowl Party

Get into saving tips for Super Bowl Sunday's festivities

You’ve got to stick to your money-related resolutions. Here’s a few tips to get you…

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Ray Lewis Responds to Rant of Wife of Patriots Wide Receiver

All is forgiven

Anna Burns Welker wife of New England Patriot wide receiver Wes Welker took to Facebook…

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The Roots to Headline Super Bowl Tailgating Party

The Philadelphia-grown group is working on their upcoming 13th studio album, “& Then You Shoot Your Cousin."

If there is a band that can be labeled the hardest working band in show…

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Stevie Wonder Performing Super Bowl Weekend

Legendary Motown singer will hit the stage February 2nd in New Orleans

Can you believe Stevie is still belting out those tunes?

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Alicia Keys Plans Her Own Version of the National Anthem for Super Bowl

Is that a risky move?

The Super Bowl takes place in New Orleans, Sunday, Feburary 3rd and it features a…

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Will There be Enough Chicken Wings for the Super Bowl?

Chicken companies produced about 1% fewer birds last year

With reduced productions and the return of the NHL, will there be enough wings for…

By C. Daniel Baker

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With Beyonce, CBS’ Halftime Gaffe Is a Faint — and Hilarious — Memory

On Tuesday, CBS' Les Moonves showed just how far the network has moved on from 2004

Beyonce — and time — has made 2004 a distant memory.

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Super Bowl XLVII Decoded: This Year’s Big Game on CBS, By The Numbers

Big stars and big names mean even bigger numbers for CBS

CBS is prepared for a big takeover in New Orleans’ Jackson Square.

By Darren Sands

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Is There an Upcoming Beyoncé Vogue Cover?

Singer is reportedly shot for the March 2013 issue

This will be the second time Beyonce appears on the cover.

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Beyoncé to Share Stage with Fans at Super Bowl 2013

Bootylicious singer participates in contest with her fans

Would you like to be on stage with the star while she performs?

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Is There Another Pepsi Commercial in the Works for Beyonce?

If true, this will mark the 5th commercial for the singer

If true, this will mark the 5th commercial for the singer

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Beyonce to Perform Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show

Superdome to get a super performace at XLVII

Superdome to get a super performance.

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Opinion: Did Black America Turn Its Back on Roland Martin?

Culture critic Raynard Jackson chimes in on GLAAD's calling for the CNN personality's dismissal for controversial tweets

After CNN personality Roland Martin’s homophobic tweets, GLAAD asked for his firing, critics feel Black…

By Raynard Jackson

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For last night's Super Bowl XLVI, millions gathered to watch with excitement --- and for some, disappointment --- as the New York Giants took home the victory. Each team combined skill, strategy, and deliberate action to capture the NFL's top win, a career-defining moment for both sides to reflect on what was done well and what could be improved for next season.


All of these elements exist in today's competitive business world, with everyday professionals applying brain and brawn to achieve career wins. Female professionals can take major cues from the men on the field --- and in the C-suite. 


Jocelyn Giangrande, career coach and author of What’s In Your Sandwich? 10 Surefire Ingredients for Career Success (SASHE, L.L.C; $18.95), offers four lessons women can learn from the Super Bowl to step out of the cheerleader sidelines and into championship gains.

Four Lessons Women of Power Can Learn from the Super Bowl

Develop a healthy competitive attitude to become a top player in the game

Four lessons women can learn from the Super Bowl to make professional career wins of…

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In 1992, the average cost per 30 seconds for a Super Bowl ad was $850,000, and now that number has more than quadrupled. With an average increase of $100,000 per year, the NFL has stated that 2012’s average cost per 30 seconds of airtime for America’s largest annual sporting event is $3.5 million.

As Chrysler took the title of the most expensive Super Bowl commercial to air in the history of the event last year with its two-minute spot, audiences everywhere are left to wonder if any brand will ever supersede the car company’s “Imported From Detroit” ad. While some brands have been said to spend $4 million for a half-minute spot this year, only time will tell.

As the New York Giants win of Super Bowl XLVI concluded just hours ago, and fans going crazy over a new crop of memorable spots from Doritos, Chevy, and Pepsi commercials, BlackEnterprise.com takes a look at the most expensive ads to air over the past decade during February’s main event. —Amber McKynzie

12 Most Expensive Super Bowl Commercials of the 21st Century

Taking a look back at the most costly Super Bowl spots of each year of the new millenium

In addition to the game itself, Super Bowl commercials are a major draw. Here are…

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Super Bowl Decoded: The Financial Impact of the Big Game

It's not just the commercials that bring in big money on Super Bowl Sunday

More than just a game, Super Bowl Sunday is big business as brands dish out…

By Mia N. Hall

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Black Men Can’t Lead?

Study shows stereotypes keep blacks out of leadership positions in sports and business

Study shows stereotypes keep blacks out of leadership positions in sports and business

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Super Bowl XLVI: Is the Real Game Online or On the Field?

An examination of social media's influence on the business of the big game

In addition to the commercials, food and finances associated with Super Bowl Sunday, social media…

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A White rapper had the hottest Super Bowl commercial, a Black tech startup accelerator changes the Web tech startup space and a homeless man gets his dream job because a YouTube video went viral. The year 2011 was epic in terms of showing how much impact technology has on our culture and has changed the way we communicate, launch businesses, and become informed about current events. As the final days on this year count down, I decided to take a look back on some of the great (and not-so-great) moments in technology for 2011. —Hajj Flemings

2011: The Year in Review Through Technology

A look back at technology's impact on the year that was

From the man with the golden voice to Occupy Wall Street, the 2011 year in…

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Lester Speight Talks His Way to Success in Gaming World & Hollywood

There’s more than meets the eye with this voiceover actor

As the voice of the Gears of War video game franchise’s Cole Train, actor Lester…

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10 Athletes Who Successfully Rebounded From Controversy

As Super Bowl champ Plaxico Burress begins his road to redemption, here are a few notable figures that have already resurrected their brands

Convicted NFL wide receiver and Super Bowl champion Plaxico Burress is on the road to…

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WATCH: Interview with NFL’s Plaxico Burress

Just days after his release from prison, the NFL receiver talks to correspondent Shannon Lanier about his career, his brand and his future

Just days after his release from prison, NFL receiver Plaxico Burress goes on the record…

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Power Moves: 10 Steps to Build Wealth Now!

Our editors have developed "The Power Issue" to help our readers find ways to advance their business, professional and financial lives

Our editors have developed “The Power Issue” to help our readers find ways to advance…

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Football Hall of Famer Franco Harris Next Play Means Big Business

The former Pittsburgh Steeler's new venture marks his foray into sporting goods

Harris' 1996 Black Enterprise cover
As the featured running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the…

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TED WILLIAMS: It was the first feel good story of the New Year: homeless man with a "golden voice" becomes a YouTube sensation overnight and receives a job offer from the Cleveland Cavaliers, a home, and an emotional reunion with his estranged mother after more than 20 years apart.  For Williams, this was more than a come up, it was a second chance to redeem the man he once was, the man he lost to decades of drug abuse and crime.  Williams' inspiring story has reinvigorated hope in millions of Americans that miracles do happen.

10 Remarkable Career Comebacks

Life has a tendency of knocking us down (just ask Ted Williams). These individuals found a way to get back up and gain a second chance at success

BlackEnterprise.com recognizes those who have reigned supreme after hitting on hard times.

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This year has been a year filled with ups, downs and what-the-hell-was-that moments we’ll remember for some time. As we countdown the final days on the calendar and head into 2011, BlackEnterprise.com takes a look back at a few of the gains and losses of 2010. These are the events that have had (or that we predict will have) some impact on our economy, politics, entertainment or way of doing business. Let us know if we’ve forgotten any biggies by leaving your comments below! —The Editors

Gains & Losses of 2010: The Good, the Bad, the Memorable

BlackEnterprise.com takes a look back at the moves that made us cheer, and some that made us cringe

2010 has been a year filled with ups, downs and what-the-hell-was-that moments that we’ll remember…

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Report Criticizes Lack of Diversity in Super Bowl Ads

Ninety-four percent of ad agency creative directors were white males, none were people of color

Of the 52 professionally produced ads by advertising agencies aired during Super Bowl XILV this…

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Do Historic Events Add Up To a Resurgence for NOLA?

Mardis Gras celebrates new mayor, Super Bowl Champion Saints and renewed hope for New Orleans

Yesterday, I attended my first ever Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans. It was an…

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Williams Sisters Skip Fed Cup; Oudin To Lead US

The Williams sisters are choosing football over Fed Cup.
Serena and Venus Williams will not play…

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Peyton Manning, Jim Nance, Jim Caldwell

Indianapolis Colts head coach Jim Caldwell, right, and quarterback Peyton Manning, right, admire the Lamar…

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Manning, Colts Drop Jets 30-17, Reach Super Bowl

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Perfection doesn’t matter when you’re already the best and heading for the…

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Colts Vs. Jets: Rematch With A Super Bowl At Stake

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jim Caldwell traded the perfect season for what he hoped would be…

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Vikings Vs. Saints A Tasty Dish In New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — What a spicy Cajun mix for the NFC championship game.
Brett Favre,…

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In Once-squalid Superdome, Sweet Smell Of Success

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — If desperation has a smell, it permeated the Louisiana Superdome after…

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Favre, Manning, Brees _ And Sanchez?

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Brett Favre, Peyton Manning, Drew Brees — and Mark Sanchez?
Yep, the…

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Day 13

On Super Bowl Sunday, Obama had a bi-partisan party at the White House, inviting over…

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Your Super Bowl XLII Recap

More than 97.5 million TV viewers tuned in

The perfect ending to New England’s undefeated season was stumped by New York’s G-Men in…

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Inside the Super Bowl — Part 5

The Players Showcase

In the middle of Super Bowl XL, a deal was struck between Gillette and quarterback…

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Inside the Super Bowl — Part 3

Ad Spots a Win-Win for Everybody

Ad Spots a Win-Win for Everybody

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Inside the Super Bowl — Part 2

The Perks of Hosting the Big Game

The Perks of Hosting the Super Bowl

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Inside the Super Bowl

How much does it cost the NFL to put on the big game?

How much does it cost the NFL to put on the big game?

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