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PHILADELPHIA – In conjunction with the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the historic “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom,” including Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, the 2013 National Urban League Conference gets underway, appropriately enough, in the City of Brotherly Love. Operating within the prism of “Rebuild America” with jobs…

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Rap legend MC Lyte and comedian Paul Mooney hosted the “Justice for Trayvon” vigils organized by the National Action Network in Chicago, Illinois yesterday. The goal was to press the federal government to investigate civil rights charges against George Zimmerman.  Prayer vigils and rallies were held in front of federal buildings across the nation encouraging the United States…

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From the mini-awards programs, appreciation dinners, ultra exclusive after parties and fashion shows, the BET Awards weekend 2013 kept the city ablaze for the entire week. Oftentimes, as you will see in the following Instagram photos, what happens during the weekend and behind-the-scenes activities are just as entertaining and enthralling as what takes place on…

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference 2013, sponsored by Nationwide Insurance, concluded in spectacular fashion with the BE 100 Anniversary Celebration and Awards Dinner inside the Greater Columbus Convention Center, culminating with legendary billionaire businessman Bob Johnson being awarded the A.G. Gaston Award for outstanding entrepreneurial endeavors. Earlier in the day, Johnson shared…

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — The second day of the 16th annual Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference was a power-packed affair that climaxed with the Small Business Awards Luncheon where renowned Hollywood director, actor and comedian Robert Townsend elucidated the ways to succeed in business and entertainment. The day began with renowned Clark Atlanta University professor, bestselling author…

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Precious Williams, owner of Curvy Girl Lingerie, talks about how she leverages social media platforms to market her brand and expand her company’s reach. Williams won the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference’s “Elevator Pitch” contest, hosted by Hollywood director and comedian Robert Townsend, and took home $10,000 which will go towards expanding her business.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Do you want to start-up your business ideas, expand your business, downgrade, make strategic partnerships, win over angel investors or secure the backing of banks and/or angel investors? Then  annual Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference 2013, the world’s most premiere convention for urban businesspeople worldwide, is a must. This year, from May 15…

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Scores of celebrities and dignitaries will make an appearance at the 2013 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference sponsored by Nationwide Insurance — and they will come packing decades of business experience, knowledge and wisdom along with multimillion-dollar enterprises that serve as examples of their enormous successes. In years past, if working men and…

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Tom Joyner and Reach Media had a plethora of photographers on deck to capture the best happenings of the Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage 2013. Despite this, however, there were instances, pictures and happenings that only fans and the celebrities themselves could capture a slice of and most of it was uploaded on Instagram and other…

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Hip-hop’s leaders of the new cool  The hip-hop “freshmen” of 2012 and 2013 all carve their own niche, and in their own ways, each pays homage to a legendary rhymer from the genre’s storied past. While some want to proclaim that hip-hop is “dead,” there are as many varied voices and personas making interesting music…

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On Dec. 21, Monie Love, Lil Mama, MC Lyte, Lady of Rage and MC Smooth attended the Female Legends of Hip Hop Interactive Panel Discussion held at The L.A. Film School in Hollywood. We haven’t seen some of these female rappers in a long time, but they all  look great. Check out photos from their red…

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In 2006, the good people at Black Entertainment Television decided it would be a good idea to further capitalize off the hugely successful BET Awards. Of course, they had reason to believe that two major awards shows would bring in high ratings, and in turn, higher ad revenue for the station, thus birthing the BET…

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