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Will Smith To Join Margot Robbie And Jared Leto In ‘Suicide Squad’

The Fresh Prince of DC Comics joins the Dark Side

Warner Bros. threw its gauntlet into the ring versus Marvel when they announced their own…

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Will Smith Won’t Return To ‘Independence Day’ Sequel

The director says the Fresh Prince is "too much to hire"

Roland Emmerich is circling around returning to direct an ‘Independence Day’ sequel, but it will…

By Kevin L. Clark

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[WATCH]: Quvenzhané Wallis and Jamie Foxx In New ‘Annie’ Trailer

Movie represents new take on Broadway and film classic

Quvenzhané Wallis, the star in the upcoming ‘Annie’ remake, belts out the classic tune “Tomorrow”…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Magnificent 7: Best Black Action Heroes In the Game

If you had to cast the best tough guy ensemble, who would you choose?

If you had to recast the greatest movie tough guy ensemble with actors of color,…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Martin Lawrence Says There Will Be a Bad Boys 3

On The Conan Show, actor says film is in development

Martin Lawrence mentioned on The Conan Show that “Bad Boys 3″ is in the development…

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Twitter Reacts To Jaden Smith’s ‘Iron Man’ Antics

The young Hollywood star was caught wilding out again

Jaden Smith was caught on camera wearing a cheaply made Iron Man suit.

By Kevin L. Clark

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Will And Jada Smith Cleared By Child Protective Services

The Smith's were asked to keep an eye on Willow.

After racy photos of both Jaden and Willow Smith hit the Web, concerned fans and…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Will Smith May Star As a Forensic Neuropathologist

If he signs on, he will play Dr. Bennet Omalu

Will Smith is in talks to star in a drama based on the GQ article,…

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Will Smith Wants to Move Away from Blockbuster Films

The actor, as far as his choice in selecting movies in the future, wants to find 'more danger in my artistic choices.'

Do you think Will Smith can stay away from doing blockbuster type films?

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Will and Jaden Smith’s ‘After Earth’ Underperforming at Box Office

'After Earth' has fallen behind Morgan Freeman's 'Now You See Me'

Will and Jaden’s Sci-Fi thriller ‘After Earth’ isn’t doing as well as planned

By Makkada B. Selah

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‘After Earth’ Stars Will Smith and Jaden Smith Dish on Money, Expensive Taste

Will Smith discusses former tax problems

“I’m very serious with my kids about them comprehending the intricacies of global finance,” Will…

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Top 5 Movies Where Will Smith Plays the Hero

Which of these is your favorite Big Willie flick?

Will Smith is always in position to help others in danger, here are 5 examples…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Another One? ‘Men In Black 4′ Has a Screenwriter

Most likely, stars Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones will be on board once again

Will you see the latest ‘Men In Black’ when it comes out?

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Quvenzhané Wallis Enters Dance Battle After MTV Movie Awards

Young Oscar nominee, Quvenzhané Wallis, partakes in a dance off to celebrate the 2013 MTV Movie Awards.

Quvenzhané Wallis becomes more than just the youngest actress to be nominated for an Oscar.

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Angela Davis Documentary ‘Free Angela’ Reveals Her Story

Will you go see this film?

Filmmaker Shola Lynch speaks on telling Angela Davis’ whole story and getting Jada Pinkett Smith,…

By Ashley Calloway

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Fresh Prince’s Original “Aunt Viv” Agrees to Reunion

Janet Hubert is ready to mend.

After a publicized back and forth with talk show host Wendy Williams, Janet Hubert is…

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Why Will Smith Turned Down ‘Django Unchained’

Smith says the role was not for him

Actor reveals why he passed on ‘Django Unchained’

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Will And Jaden Smith’s Trailer for “After Earth” Released

The Smith's do it again.

Will you check out the father and son duo in action?

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You Make Me Better…Most Iconic Black Business-Celebrity Relationships Ever

Which of these couples is your favorite?

Ossie and Ruby, Will and Jada and more

By Mia N. Hall

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Successful Spouses: 3 Celebrity Couples Who Balance Love and Work

These powerful pairs make major moves together

When there is a common goal to achieve, two minds are sometimes better than one…

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Will Smith + Family celebrate another great year

Will Smith & Family Decoded: They Are Legend

Black Enterprise breaks down the celebrity, charity and careers of Will Smith and his family.

Black Enterprise dissects the careers of one of Hollywood’s most successful families.

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Will Smith Freestyles at Gabrielle Union’s Birthday Party

Actor rocks the mic at a star-studded party in Miami

Actor rocks the mic at a star-studded party in Miami

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Smiths’ Home Gets Swept Pending First Lady Arrival

Fundraising luncheon starting at 2,500 a plate!

Will and Jada Pinkett Smith are hosting the First Lady at their home in L.A…

By Sasha King

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Jay-Z, Will Smith To Executive Produce Angela Davis Documentary

Jay-Z and Will and Jada Smith show interest in film

Jay-Z and Will and Jada Smith show interest in film

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Adesola Osakalumi: Broadway’s New ‘Fela’

Adesola Osakalumi and the cast of FELA! bring the tale of the revolutionary beat maker back to Broadway

Adesola Osakalumi and the cast of FELA! bring the tale of the revolutionary beat maker…

By Shydel James

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Terry McMillan Heads to Anguilla to School Writers on the Publishing Industry

The award-winning author and screenwriter joins writers and thinkers such as Randall Robinson and Hill Harper at the first Annual Anguilla Black Lit Fest

Nobody can tell a story the way Terry McMillan can. For years she has worn…

By Kenya N. Byrd

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Americans put a lot of value on job status. There are jobs that are revered for heroism—firefighters, soldiers—and others are heralded as the cornerstone of our society, such as educators. But the jobs that most admire with awe and envy are the “sexy jobs.” Positions that, from the outside looking in, appear to pay a pretty penny to live the life. They’re so appealing in fact that if you pay attention to any TV show or film there’s a good chance that one or all of the main characters have one of these “sexy jobs.” However, the luxurious lives associated with these gigs on screen don’t translate to real life, where oftentimes passion outweighs the paycheck. BlackEnterprise.com took a look at the actual earnings for these “sexy jobs” to see if the pay equaled the prestige. —Chloe Hilliard

7 “Sexy” Jobs You Thought Paid Well But Really Don’t

Not every career path is as luxurious as it looks from the outside looking in

Some jobs look fabulous and high profile but at the end of the day don’t…

By Chloe Hilliard

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Author and Sony Pictures' executive DeVon Franklin with Black Enterprise Multimedia Editor-at-Large and UBR Host Alfred Edmond Jr.

UBR Spotlight: DeVon Franklin On Faith And Business In Hollywood

More on the entrepreneurs, business strategies and economic news on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, UBR contributor Renita D. Young speaks with preacher,…

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In February 2011, Tyra Banks set a major goal for herself: to attend and graduate from the Harvard Business School. The former swimsuit model and entrepreneur enrolled in a management leadership program at the Ivy League institution to strengthen her business skills, and graduated this February. Born in Inglewood, CA, Banks, 38, has cultivated a catalogue of endeavors over the past 20 years that’s far beyond her runway beginnings. In fact, the Daily Mail recently ranked her among the richest supermodels in the world with a reported net worth of $90 million. Banks has taken on acting, producing, directing, publishing, and promoted ideals of a positive and healthy self-image along the way. BlackEnterprise.com Decodes Banks bankable brand. —Danielle Kwateng

Tyra Banks Decoded: From Supermodel to Mega Mogul

From supermodel to Harvard Business School graduate, BlackEnterprise.com takes a look at Tyra Banks beyond the runways

Supermodel Tyra Banks is more than a pretty face, the savvy businesswoman and Harvard Business…

By Danielle Kwateng

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WATCH: Celebrity Stylist June Ambrose Talks Branding and Longevity in Fashion

The star of the new VH1 reality show "Styled by June" on being a good leader, career longevity, and the importance of branding

The star of the new VH1 reality show “Styled by June” on being a good…

By Janel Martinez

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Radio Personality Big Boy Shares His Weight Loss Journey

The longtime radio jock explains how he transformed from fat to fit in new book

Struggling with weight loss all his life, radio personality Big Boy details his journey from…

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Kurt “Big Boy” Alexander has always been, well, a "big boy." For years the longtime radio personality played up his hefty size, even if it came at the expense of his health. After failed attempts at maintaining a healthy weight through diet and exercise, he eventually went under the knife in a quest to drop the pounds. However, complications from the surgery nearly cost him his life. Big Boy details his personal journey and lifelong struggles with weight in his new book, An XL Life: Staying Big at Half the Size (Cash Money Content). Now back on the right track, he shares personal before and after photos of his fluctuating weight throughout the years with BlackEnterprise.com. Afterwards click here to read Big Boy's interview with BlackEnterprise.com about how he triumphed over weight loss and gained a second chance at life.

Big Boy: Before & After the Weight Loss

Taking a visual look at the radio personality's amazing weight loss through the years

The radio personality shares personal photos of his before and after weight loss experience as…

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Sony Surprises with Big Names and Big News at CES

Will Smith makes a surprise appearance for Sony as they introduce new products and services.

Will Smith makes a surprise appearance for Sony as they introduce new products and services…

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There have been many black films that inspire, enrage, encourage and invigorate. And several of those have reflected real-life scenarios that we all have seen in our own lives --- especially when it comes to the workplace.


Here are six films with black actors that feature career issues and have taught all of us lessons about art reflecting life. ---Janell Hazelwood

6 Best Black Career Films of All Time

These movies taught lessons on workplace and career issues

These are six of the best films with black actors that incorporated everyday workplace issues.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Jay Z Proclaims the ‘Glory’ of Fatherhood!

Will Jay Z's song for Blue Ivy inspire more baby-daddies to quit singing the blues and assume their rightful place?

Will Jay Z’s “Glory” for Blue Ivy inspire more baby-daddy’s to quit singing the blues…

By Caroline Clarke

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In the News: Queen Latifah Gets Another Talk Show; Yale Study Shows Beverage Industry Targets Minority Youth 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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Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith Become Philadelphia 76ers Minority Owners

The power couple scores a partial ownership deal with the NBA team

As we all know Will Smith is from “West Philadelphia, born and raised” and now…

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Book Review: Hip Hop, A Cultural Odyssey

So huge, it comes with a matching backpack tote bag. But if you truly love hip hop, this tome is worth more than its weight in gold chains.

For those pressed for time, here’s the bottom line: If you love hip hop, I…

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Steve Stoute Explains the ‘Tanning of America’

The advertising guru shares strategies from his new book and how brands can tap into the youth market

Former music executive turned advertising/marketing expert Steve Stoute explains why corporate America needs to tap…

By Tomika Anderson

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It’s a known fact that a celebrity’s career rarely includes only one single job. Any multi-faceted entertainer—be it actor, artist, or both—learns fairly quickly that the key to climbing the success ladder is through constant diversification. Making money in various markets guarantees a well-rounded (and long-lasting) career. With the fickle tastes and short attention spans of most audiences, it’s only necessary to jump into multiple roles, bulking up pockets and fan bases equally.  Many artists have made the migration from musicians to actors, film producers, authors and all around entrepreneurs. Such transitory career goals have allowed many artists to garner successes they never achieved during their time solely working as musicians. As part of our continued Black Music Month coverage, BlackEnterprise.com has compiled a list of 11 celebs that started out as artists and have since evolved into well-oiled self-entities. —Kathy Iandoli

11 Successful Artist Brands Beyond Music

Music is only the beginning of building a brand that's something these artists know well

Artists like Jay-Z, Will Smith, Beyonce and will.i.am are multi-millionaires solely because of their music,…

By Kathy Iandoli

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Before reality TV took over, cable networks like BET, MTV and VH1 (along with an assortment of broadcast programs) used to dedicate hours to airing music videos. Now, there are only a handful of such shows around and fans are more likely to watch their favorite artist’s latest clip online than on TV. With that said, the quality and concepts for most musicians have gone down. Gone are the days of the multi-million dollar video shoot that was more than a lip-syncing affair and produced mini movies. Still in the midst of Black Music Month, BlackEnterprise.com takes a trip down memory lane with some of the most expensive music videos made by African American artists. You’ll also discover which famous family has a penchant for not only making records but breaking them (and budgets) as well. —Anslem Samuel

16 Most Expensive Music Videos by Black Artists

Creative expression for music artist sometimes comes at a high cost

From Michael Jackson and MC Hammer to Kanye West and Will Smith, music videos often…

By Anslem Samuel

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Black Music Month Power Player: Fatima Robinson, the Choreographer

How the mastermind behind the routines of pop phenoms like the Black Eyed Peas balances success, rumors and family first

How the mastermind behind the routines of pop phenoms like the Black Eyed Peas balances…

By Kenya N. Byrd

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My Oprah Experience: The Final Taping of Oprah’s Legendary Talk Show

Author and BE.com host Karen Taylor Bass scored two tickets to the star-studded finale of the Oprah Winfrey Show, and talks about the soul-stirring day

Author and BE.com host Karen Taylor Bass scored two tickets to the grand start-studded finale,…

By Karen Taylor Bass

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Winging It: Will Smith Was Wrong, Sometimes Parents DO Understand

A cooler version of her own mother, the author relives embarrassing moments while touring colleges with her teenage daughter

Touring college campuses is a rite of passage for many teenagers, so is the embarrassing…

By Caroline Clarke

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UBR Morning Post: Carol’s Daughter Founder Lisa Price Shares Her Success Formula

Bonus content on the entrepreneurs and strategies featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, UBR Executive Producer TaQuoya Kennedy talks with Lisa…

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What a difference a year makes. When the list of 2011 Academy Award nominees was announced last month, there was one glaring difference. Compared to last year’s contenders, which included Morgan Freeman for Invictus, Gabourey Sidibe for Precious and Mo’Nique who brought home the gold man for her portrayal in Precious, there was an obvious lack of people of color. Truth be told, the 2011 awards show represents the Whitest group of nominees in the major acting categories since the 73rd Oscars, 10 years ago.

10 Movies That Weren’t Supposed to Star Black Actors

The Oscars may not be celebrating the work of Black thespians this year but don't worry we got you covered

What a difference a year makes. When the list of 2011 Academy Award nominees was…

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In the News: Mandela Released From Hospital; Will Smith & Jay-Z in Business; Egypt Can’t RT

A few noteworthy headlines from around the Web...

Former South African president, Nelson Mandela, was discharged from a Johannesburg hospital Friday after a…

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The 2011 Consumer Electronics Show is in full swing and thanks to Technology Editor Marcia Wade Talbert BlackEnterprise.com is in the building. She’s already reported on some of the cool accessories for the road warrior but yesterday came the announcement of two enterprising entertainers getting into the technology business as Chris “Ludacris” Bridges and Black Enterprise cover subject Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson unveiled their brand new headphone lines. However, they aren’t the first celebrities to make noise in the technology arena, so BlackEnterprise.com takes a look back at the other headphone head honchos while also highlighting 50 and Ludacris’ pairs.

Is 50 Cent the Next Ice Cube?

After stirring the hip-hop pot, 50 Cent is expanding his portfolio and making big bucks

The hip-hop mogul-to-be continues to change the game

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One-on-One With Christopher Gardner, Author of The Pursuit of Happyness

Black Enterprise Editorial Director Sonia Alleyne sits down with Christopher Gardner, author of The Pursuit…

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