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Herbert Carter, One of the Original Tuskegee Airmen, Is Dead at 95

May he rest in peace

May he rest in peace

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The force is definitely with George Lucas. In the almost 50 years since he studied film at the University of Southern California and trekked to the coffeehouse-lined streets of San Francisco as a young film novice to watch short art house movies, Lucas has managed to amass a $3.2 billion empire. With a plethora of major motion picture directing credits to his name, and a diverse resume—which includes everything from writing and producing some of the most successful sci-fi films of all time to serving as the chairman and CEO of his own production company—the jack-of-all-trades has more than cemented his place in Hollywood history. On the heels of his latest labor of love, Red Tails and the recent 3D theatrical re-release of Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace, BlackEnterprise.com Decodes the box office titan’s illustrious film career, philanthropic efforts and examines why the mastermind behind the first big budget all-Black action movie is no accidental billionaire. —Shydel James

George Lucas Decoded: Four Decades of Hollywood Domination

A breakdown of the movie mastermind and his $3-plus billion fortune

Responsible for the epic Star Wars film franchise, George Lucas has built a billion-dollar brand…

By Shydel James

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Tuskegee Airplane, Boeing-Stearman PT-13D Kaydet, c. 1944

This vintage, open-cockpit biplane was used at Alabama’s renowned Tuskegee Institute to train Black fighter pilots during World War II.

Memorabilia From National Museum of African American History & Culture

From Harriet Tubman's Hymn Book to Muhammad Ali's headgear, you can connect with all aspects of black cultural

In preparation for the 2015 opening of the National Museum of African American History &…

By Derek T. Dingle

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David Banner’s Critical Review of ‘Red Tails’

The opinionated entertainer shares his thoughts on the film and it’s lasting impact on Black filmmaking

Rapper David Banner shares his official take on George Lucas’ Red Tails, analyzing the film’s…

By David Banner

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Why ‘Red Tails’ Will Make Us Soar

More than just a movie, Red Tails signifies a mass movement of empowerment for African Americans

George Lucas’ Red Tails does not just highlight the struggles of the Tuskegee Airmen but…

By Derek T. Dingle

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T.I. and manager/business manager Jason Geter

Jason Geter, the Brains Behind T.I.’s Brand Hustle

T.I.’s business partner and manager explains how he brings order to the King's court while carving out his own career path

In addition to being T.I.’s business partner and manager, Jason Geter keeps his plate full…

By Benè Viera

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In the News: ‘Guinness’ Names Samuel L. Jackson Highest-Grossing Film Actor; Black Farmers Settlement Approved 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

By Janel Martinez

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Mayor Bloomberg invests $30 million of his money to aid young black and Latino men (Image: Thinkstock)

In the News: NYC Mayor Bloomberg Invests $30 Million in Minority Youth; Stocks Down Over 4% in Global Sell-Off…

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

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Calling on a New Generation of Giants

Calling on the next generation of black leaders and courageous visionaries

I’m calling on the next generation of black leaders and courageous visionaries, dedicated soldiers in…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Pioneering Businessman and Politician Percy E. Sutton

Paying homage to Percy E. Sutton

Percy E. Sutton never met a challenge too great for his boundless energy and intrepid…

By Renita Burns

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Tuskegee Airmen Honored in Off-Broadway Play

�Black Angels Over Tuskegee� Debuts to Sold Out Crowd

The play “Black Angels Over Tuskegee” follows six heroic African American men who all share…

By Renita Burns

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Lee Archer Jr. Dies at 90

Aviation and business pioneer passes away

The aviation and business world lost a legend and a pioneer Wednesday, January 27. Retired…

By Sonja Mack

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Percy E. Sutton: A Titan Worthy of Emulation

Memorial service for iconic business leader to be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 6, at Manhattan's Riverside Church

Percy Sutton never met a challenge too great for his boundless energy and intrepid spirit.…

By Renita Burns

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Inauguration: Invites, Liquor Sales, and a Celebrity-Filled Ball

More information leading to the inauguration

The Tuskegee Airman are slated to be among the 30,000 people fortunate enough to occupy…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Percy Sutton & Dr. Roscoe Brown The Tuskegee Airmen

Percy Sutton, chair of the Inner City Broadcasting Corp. and Dr. Roscoe Brown Jr. Director…

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