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Lamar Odom To Pen Tell-All Book

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From a whirlwind failed romance with reality star Khloe Kardashian to a near death experience at a Nevada brothel, the last couple of years of former Laker Lamar Odom’s life has been littered with tragedy.

But it seems the basketball star is prepped to take his …read more

This Week’s Greatest Moments In Our Black Business History Celebration

The BE 100s—Black Enterprise‘s rankings of the nation’s largest businesses—turned 45 this year. As our CEO Earl “Butch” Graves Jr. wrote in his “Executive Memo” column on the mission behind the development of our exclusive roster: “We found that it was equally important to produce an annual barometer …read more

An Extraordinary Celebration of Black Men: What You Need To Know

For more than two decades, the Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge has been the ultimate end-of-summer getaway for top black executives, entrepreneurs, tastemakers, and influencers across every industry, profession, and field of endeavor. However, this year begins a new era for this unique event, which has been reinvented as …read more

45 Great Moments in Black History – No. 38: Indecorp’s Buys a $100 Million White-Owned Bank

Over 45 days, Black Enterprise shares 45 milestone events among the nation’s largest black-owned businesses that have had widespread impact on black economic development and American industry across four decades. This is in tribute to the 45th anniversary of Black Enterprise’s iconic BE 100s yearly list of the largest black-owned …read more

O.J. Simpson Legacy Sadly Won’t Include His Savvy as a Businessman and Franchisee

Orenthal James Simpson is making news once again. He is set to be released on parole this October after a 2007 armed robbery conviction in Nevada.

And of course, even more looming than the nine-year bid he just did, is the taint of being suspected as the murderer of …read more

Common Surprises Harlem School With A Visit And A Check

NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar and Grammy winner Common surprised a group of New York students by donating $10,000 to help their teachers buy supplies like calculators and science kits.

The rapper-actor partnered with the nonprofit AdoptAClassroom.org and Burlington Stores to give Renaissance School of the Arts in Harlem the …read more

Check Out Trailers For Will Smith’s ‘Bright’ and Taraji P. Henson’s ‘Proud Mary’

Cookie Lyon ain’t got nothing on Proud Mary.

Sony/Screen Gems has released the first trailer for it action film starring Empire’s Taraji P. Henson’s as a hit woman for a mob family in Boston.

Her life is completely turned around by a young boy whose path she crosses when a professional …read more

O.J.’s Free & The Internet Don’t Know How To Act

On Thursday, Orenthal James “O.J.” Simpson was granted his freedom by a Nevada parole board.

Simpson, 70, has been jailed at the Lovelock Correctional Center stemming from a 2008 robbery where he was found guilty of kidnapping and 10 other charges. Simpson could be released from the facility as …read more

Bye, Siri and ‘HelloAlice’: How Black Women Can Use This New Tech for Business Success

For those who are #TeamiPhone, Siri has probably become your bestie. It gives directions to that next power meeting; finds the perfect meetup spot for a blind date; and even keeps you on point remembering grandma’s 80-something birthday—all prompted by “Hey Siri.” Women entrepreneurs of color may soon be saying, …read more

Naturi Naughton Gives Birth To Healthy Baby Girl

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Welcome to the mommy club! Actress Naturi Naughton has given birth to a healthy baby girl, US Weekly reports.

This is the first child for Naturi and her longtime beau Ben.

“This is the best experience of my life! Myself and Benjamin are so honored …read more

Lawrence from ‘Insecure,’ aka Jay Ellis, Talks Tech

When we left the last season of HBO’s Insecure, the block was hot. Issa cheated on Lawrence, Lawrence had a breakdown and did what he did with Tasha and we were left at the edges of our seats like what in the entire ****?!

Since every other platform has covered that …read more

O.J. Simpson Freed After Eight Years In Prison

LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) — O.J. Simpson will be paroled after serving nine years in prison for a botched bid to retrieve sports memorabilia in Las Vegas.

A Nevada parole board decided Thursday that the 70-year-old former football, TV and movie star will be released in October after serving his minimum …read more

This BE 100s Executive Could Be Up Against Kid Rock for Michigan Senate Seat

John E. James, president of James Group International Inc., (No. 27 on the 2017 Top 100s list), told friends, family, and employees Tuesday that he has formed an exploratory committee to enter the senate race in 2018. The move marks the first formal action by James before officially …read more

45 Great Moments in Black Business – No. 39: Ronald Blaylock Seals $300 Million Deal

Over 45 days, BLACK ENTERPRISE shares 45 milestone events among the nation’s largest black-owned businesses that have had widespread impact on black economic development and American industry across four decades. This is in tribute to the 45th anniversary of Black Enterprise’s iconic BE 100s yearly list of the largest black-owned …read more

Kevin Hart Laughs Off Allegations He Cheated on Pregnant Wife Eniko Parrish

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***Update***

Kevin Hart seemingly responded to rumors he was caught cheating, laughing it off with an Instagram post.

Original story resumes below

The Internet is freaking out over footage of Kevin Hart seemingly cheating on his wife Eniko Parrish.

…read more

Forest Whitaker Joins ‘Empire’

NEW YORK (AP) — The Fox network says Oscar-winning actor Forest Whitaker will guest-star in a multi-episode arc on “Empire” this fall.

Whitaker will play “Uncle Eddie,” a charismatic music mogul who long ago gave an unknown Lucious Lyon (series star Terrence Howard) his first radio airplay. Now, decades later, Eddie …read more

Donald Trump Says Jeff Sessions Was ‘Unfair’ To Him On Russia Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump told The New York Times in an interview Wednesday that he never would have appointed Jeff Sessions as attorney general had he known Sessions would recuse himself from overseeing the Russia investigation.

In an extraordinary denouncement of one of his earliest backers in Washington, …read more

O.J. Simpson Hearing To Air Live Across Network And Cable Channels

NEW YORK (AP) — Television networks will interrupt this presidency on Thursday to revisit an old obsession.

ABC, NBC, CNN, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, HLN and ESPN will show O.J. Simpson’s parole hearing at a Nevada prison, as he seeks freedom after spending more than eight years locked up for …read more

Arizona Senator John McCain Has Brain Tumor

WASHINGTON (AP) — Doctors say Arizona Sen. John McCain has a brain tumor associated with a blood clot that was removed last week.

In a statement late Wednesday, doctors reveal that McCain has been diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive cancer. The statement says the 80-year-old senator and his family are …read more

Minneapolis Police Officer Has Yet To Talk To Investigators In Fatal Shooting

Mayor Betsy Hodges and assistant police chief Medaria Arradondo addressed the latest developments in the death of Justine Damond.] Richard Tsong-Taatarii/Richard Tsong-taatarii@startribune.com via AP

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Four days after a Minneapolis police officer fatally shot a woman who had called 911 to report a possible rape, the officer has yet …read more

Here’s How the Every Student Succeeds Act Could Help Gifted, Black Students

When I attended an education seminar for journalists about two years ago, a Long Island principal, one of the few whites in the room, said, “There is racism in education,” before going on to describe his efforts to dismantle barriers that had kept many black students from taking Advanced Placement …read more

Millennial Savings Trends: Coupon-Saving No Longer a Granny’s Game

Coupon cutting used to be a thing of stay-at-home-moms’ past or your granny’s favorite hobby to balance a tight budget, but according to a new report by CouponFollow, millennials are turning the tables on the stereotype. While shopping online, 69% of millennials search for coupon codes and 60% …read more

45 Great Moments in Black Business – No. 40: The Auto Dealer That Broke The Billion-Dollar Barrier

Over 45 days, Black Enterprise shares 45 milestone events among the nation’s largest black-owned businesses that have had widespread impact on black economic development and American industry across four decades. This is in tribute to the 45th anniversary of Black Enterprise’s iconic BE 100s yearly list of the largest black-owned …read more

Starz Developing Drama Series On Life Of Mariah Carey

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After starting off 2017 on a terrible note (literally) due to her fiasco of a performance on New Year’s Eve, Mariah Carey has been keeping a low profile. Fast forward seven months later and she has some big news to share, surrounding an upcoming television series …read more

Mara Brock Akil And Salim Akil Get New Show On OWN

Oprah Winfrey has tapped The Game and Being Mary Jane creator Mara Brock Akil and her husband, writer-director Salim Akil, for a new series on OWN titled Love Is ____, set to debut in 2018.Created and executive produced by the Akils, the hourlong dramedy – inspired by their real-life …read more

Trump Had Secret Meeting With Putin In Germany

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump had another, previously undisclosed conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin at a summit in Germany this month.

White House spokesman Sean Spicer and National Security Council spokesman Michael Anton confirmed that Trump and Putin spoke at a dinner for world leaders and their spouses …read more

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