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Looking back on some of the prophetic speeches by the illustrious Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., one can now start to see just how visionary this man was as we look around us, and see how successful young black entrepreneurs are becoming. For the encouragement of the next wave of future entrepreneurs, we have compiled…

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We’ve absolutely got game when it comes to basketball. African Americans have been the driving force and dominators of the game for most of recent history.  Black players have garnered the gamut of awards that the NBA has to dole out, and lots of these players have not only been awarded top honors once, but…

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Shonda Rhimes is a name that most African Americans have come to respect for the way that she has not only made great strides in the male-dominated television industry, but also having done this as a black woman in an industry that has historically been run by those of European descent.  If you’re wondering just…

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Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, 31, has established herself as more than just a run-of-the-mill superstar; she has successfully extended herself and her brand into a number of profitable ventures worthy of the most astute of entrepreneurs. Beyoncé makes fabulous music, that’s definitely a given; but Mrs. Carter has managed to spin wool into gold in a number…

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There are many more black inventors that you’ve probably never heard of who definitely deserve the world’s respect for their contributions in the past, and not-so-distant past as well. With many life-changing and even life-saving devices and process to our credit, it is safe to say that black inventors have changed the world in very…

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Hollywood royalty in beautiful shades of black Throughout the history of the phenomenom of celebrity royalty, there have been the traditional power couples with names like Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz and Sean and Madonna; with a rare sprinkling of African American celebrities. That time is long-gone, as we now have…

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It’s been a long time since we first became familiarized with the island beauty Zoe Saldana in the Nick Cannon film Drumlines and Crossroads. Such a powerful combination of beauty and talent, Zoe Saldana has become one of the most sought-after actress in Hollywood and has starred in some of the highest-profile and biggest grossing…

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Good news, ladies. Not all the good looking men in the NBA league are taken.  This weekend, Feb. 15-17, the 2013 NBA All-Star game will take place in Houston. All-Star Weekend is a weekend festival held every February with lots of  NBA events, exhibitions and performances leading up to the NBA All-Star game.  The big game is a…

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The 2013 Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles not only featured a plethora of world’s most talented black artists, they also included many of the richest as well. Each one have their own engrossing stories about which they found fame and often sustained their perch in the upper echelon tax brackets of…

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Drake’s uniqueness and sense of isolation as a kid propelled him to greatness in adulthood. He is the first and only black Jewish rapper and the only Canadian-American one. He was born into a musical family as his father was a drummer for the Rock-N-Roll superstar Jerry Lee Lewis and his mother had strong musical…

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How does a ferocious, flesh-eating linebacker who was once accused of murder become one of the most likable and admired players of the modern era? Ray Lewis is undoubtedly one of the most celebrated defensive players to ever play the game. He is a three-time AFC Defensive Player of the Year and a two-time Associated…

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Twenty years ago, Jermaine Dupri was a major part of the Atlanta (and Southern) explosion in hip-hop and popular music when he penned the smash hit “Jump” for up-and-coming rap duo Kris Kross, whose album went multiplatinum, created So So Def Recordings and then signed a bevy of talented artists to his label and raked…

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  Cee Lo Green is one of the most colorful and provocative personalities and multitalented artists in the entertainment industry and has been for the better part of two decades. Cee Lo, 38, first rose to fame through the Dungeon Family back in Atlanta, that included the likes of Andre  3000 and Big Boi, when…

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The average fan has no clue what the “other” Randy Jackson did before he came to worldwide fame on the ratings bonanza “American Idol” in 2002. Most still don’t know that Jackson was such an accomplished musician back in the ’80s playing alongside some of the most iconic artists of this generation. This is why…

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Kobe Bryant’s enviable life has always been punctuated by the sound of a bouncing basketball. The quintessential hoops junkie and son of former NBA star, he picked up the game almost in infancy, prophesied his own stardom in toddlerhood, and became a prep phenom who awed his contemporaries and adversaries alike. Bryant has engineered one…

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It’s impossible to underestimate singer, songwriter, producer, businesswoman and reality star Kandi Burruss anymore. Because this cocoa-coasted cutie did not engage in the practice of wearing her impressive credentials on her sleeve or name drop like a pigeon on Ex-Lax, fans with only a surface knowledge of this starlet had little clue as to the…

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A chance vacation to Barbados by a music executive. A caramel-coated cutie with an angelic aura and island accent in the right place at the right time. These two scarcely related people intersected in the city of St. Michael, Barbados and the result has been pure pop paradise for Robyn Rihanna Fenty. In just six…

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From his earliest incarnations, Spike Lee has been a singular force as a cinematic defender and upholder of black culture, pride and self-respect. This controversial Morehouse man and Brooklyn, N.Y.- bred filmmaker first came to the national consciousness as the creator of the über-popular Nike commercials featuring the legendary Michael Jordan, playing the role of…

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