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10 Web Reactions to The New York Times’ ‘Angry Black Woman’ Op-Ed

Gladiators united to support 'Scandal' creator Shonda Rhimes

Last week, Shonda Rhimes was embroiled in a tête-à-tête with the New York Times over…

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Amazon Purchases Twitch TV For More Than $1 Billion

The e-commerce site trumps Google for Twitch TV

Twitch TV, the live streaming social network for video games, has just been purchased by…

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‘Underground Railroad’ Series To Air On WGN

Will you watch another slave program on your TV?

WGN America has announced a partnership with Sony Pictures Television and Tribune Studios for some…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Netflix To Create Original Talk Show With Chelsea Handler

Has the shock jock revolutionized late-night talk shows?

Former late-night talk show queen Chelsea Handler is moving on to Netflix for all binge…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Twitter Reacts To Disney’s Zendaya Cast As Aaliyah

The Disney star will star as Aaliyah in a new Lifetime biopic.

If you’ve been living underneath a rock for the past couple of days, Lifetime recently…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Malia Obama Works on Set of Halle Berry’s Latest Project

Is this a sign that Malia Obama is headed to Hollywood?
According to The Wrap, the…

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Robert L. Johnson And Dr. DeForest B. Soaries, Jr. Announce Alliance To End Payday Lending, Lower Minority Consumer Debt, And Promote Financial Education

Black Ownership of TV Stations Declines, F.C.C. Study Finds

Are you worried about this?

A new study by the Federal Communications Commission found that the number of black-owned television…

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Randy Jackson Back on American Idol as Judge

Show's producers are in desperate need to fill judge seats

Show’s producers are in desperate need to fill judge seats

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Lucimarian Roberts, Mother of Robin Roberts, Dies at 88

Good Morning America co-host loses mother just before bone marrow transplant

Good Morning America co-host loses mother just before bone marrow transplant

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Randy Jackson is Out as ‘American Idol’ Judge

Show's favorite is set to leave judge's seat to serve as mentor

Show’s favorite is set to leave judge’s seat to serve as mentor

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GLAAD Calls for More LGBT Diversity on TV Networks

Gay and lesbian advocacy group calls for more minority portrayals

Gay and lesbian advocacy group calls for more minority portrayals

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Paul Butler: The Man Behind Magic Johnson’s ASPiRE Network

As he leads Magic Johnson's ASPiRE Network, the entertainment executive talks programming and changing the game for African Americans in television

Paul Butler, General Manager of Magic Johnson’s ASPiRE Network talks programming and changing the game…

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Earvin Magic Johnson Launches New Network Aspire

The basketball champion expands his business portfolio with a network featuring programming for African American audiences

The basketball champion expands his business portfolio with a network featuring programming for African American…

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Why One Atlantan Hates ‘Love & Hip Hop ATL’

Will the real black people of Atlanta please stand up and stop 'Love & Hip Hop'?

An Open Letter from an Atlantan who once loved reality TV: Will the Real Black…

By Kelly Smith Beaty

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Top TV Exec Talks Entertainment Diversity and Inclusion

Kelly Edwards of NBCUniversal strives to keep multi-ethnic presence prevalent

Kelly Edwards, a senior executive at NBCUniversal, strives to continue her work in keeping entertainment…

By Gil Robertson

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On Wednesday, April 18, 2012, Dick Clark passed away at the age of 82 after suffering a heart attack. Over the course of his storied career, the legendary radio/TV personality entertained millions as he rang in countless New Years Rockin’ Eve specials in New York City’s Times Square and a perpetual game show host. Most notably, Clark was the host of the classic American Bandstand, which broadcast new and popular musicians into the homes of countless viewers. Among the many greats that were featured on the show; Clark also helped break racial barriers by giving many African American artists their first TV appearances. 

In the wake of Clark’s passing, BlackEnterprise.com highlights some of the musical legends of color that have the American Bandstand host to thank for one of their big breaks. As a bonus, click the celebrities' name to see video of their American Bandstand appearances.—Anslem Samuel

7 Black Entertainers Who Became American Idols after ‘American Bandstand’

Legendary American Bandstand host Dick Clark broke many acts on his show, including these black musicians who later became true American idols

On Wednesday, April 18, 2012, Dick Clark passed away at the age of 82 after…

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Mad Men’s Token Black Character?: Teyonah Parris Becomes First African American in Ad Office

Parris talks how she got the role and why it's an important step in show's success

Actress talks how she got the role, what it means and why she’s not just…

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I Love You Oprah, But I Still Won’t Watch OWN

Here's an idea: Spice things up by sprinkling in some reality and rachetness

Oprah, let’s be real: Reality and celebrity-based TV are not only the popular kids on…

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WATCH: Phaedra Parks Talks Reality TV Catfights and Her Solid Business Brand

Attorney---and aspiring mortician---prides herself on experience and integrity

The Real Housewives of Atlanta star talks “business of integrity,” reality TV drama, and her…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Tasha Smith: For Better or Worse

The star of Tyler Perry's 'For Better or Worse' series confronts those "angry black woman" accusations

Tasha Smith, the star of Tyler Perry’s ‘For Better or For Worse’ series, confronts the…

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In the News: Democrats Move Forward With Jobs Plan in Pieces; Nigerian Underwear Bomber Pleads Guilty and More

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

See what’s going on in the world with today’s compilation of news around the Web

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Nostalgia TV? Not Feeling the Love

The good old days of Mad Men, Pan Am and The Playboy Club all send a familiar message to Black actors: no positions available

I have zero interest, at least so far, in the new shows Pan Am, ABC’s…

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In the News: TV No Longer a Viable News Source for Young Adults

Findings show the under-30 crowd gets news primarily from the Internet

The Internet has surpassed television as the main national and international news source for people…

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Producing Success

For 40 years, Central City Productions has broken barriers in syndicated television

In the late 1960s, a colleague approached Don Jackson who was then an advertising sales…

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Some Reality Shows Better Than Others

Johnny Weir introduces himself to the nonskating crowd while wearing a blonde wig and drinking…

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Black Broadcasting Network Launches on Verizon Fios

Distribution deal makes BBN programming available on demand

The Black Broadcasting Network has inked its first distribution deal with Verizon Fios TV Video…

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