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Determination Defined: The Carmen Rodriguez Story

Ola Ojewumi | Posted 09.11.2014 | Impact
Ola Ojewumi

The lesson to learn from the "Carmen Rodriguez Story" is that through hard work and dedication you can achieve your personal goals. Though life may hand you obstacles, you can turn them into opportunities.

BET Gives Lionel Richie Huge Award, Misspells His Name

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 06.30.2014 | Entertainment

At the BET Awards on Sunday night, Lionel Richie was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Artists like John Legend, Pharrell Williams and Yola...

College Bound: Changing Lives Through Education

Ola Ojewumi | Posted 07.30.2014 | Impact
Ola Ojewumi

As grown-ups, we forget the power that we have to influence the adolescents that look up to us. We sit behind our televisions or computers and complain about the state of young America. However, we rarely lift a finger to change the existing condition or make a real difference.

PHOTOS: BET Honors 2013 Style Stars

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 03.15.2013 | Black Voices

The 2013 BET Honors took place in Washington, D.C. last night. The event which celebrates distinguished African Americans performing at exceptional le...

Beyonce & Jay-Z Going Head-To-Head

AP | Posted 08.29.2012 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Beyonce will battle her husband for video of the year at the BET Awards, and now both performers are confirmed to attend. Beyonce...

PHOTOS: Mo'Nique Slims Down, Shares Workout Motivation Via Twitter

Posted 03.14.2012 | Black Voices

While on hiatus from her late night talk show, Mo'Nique is apparently keeping busy at the gym. BET's "The Monique Show" was halted indefinitely last J...

What Black People Learned From Soul Train and Don Cornelius

Dr. Boyce Watkins | Posted 04.02.2012 | Entertainment
Dr. Boyce Watkins

Like the rest of America, I was distraught over the death of the great Don Cornelius, creator of the legendary show, Soul Train. There will never be another one like him, for he truly changed the black entertainment landscape for all eternity.

Nicki Minaj: Banned On BET!

Posted 02.01.2012 | Black Voices

Nicki Minaj has used shock value to stay in the spotlight and to standout from other hip-hop acts. But it looks like her latest video for BET went a l...

Bounce TV Launches In Philly

AP | By JOANN LOVIGLIO | Posted 12.01.2011 | Black Voices

PHILADELPHIA -- The nation's first free broadcast network targeting African-American audiences arrived in the nation's fourth-largest media market on ...

Janell Ross

Nation's First Black Billionaire Proposes Plan to Reduce Black Unemployment

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 12.11.2011 | Business

As Congress weighs the Obama administration's jobs package, RLJ Companies CEO Robert Johnson is pushing a proposal that he says marshals the capacity ...

Time Warner Cable Drops Some Channels From iPad App

AP | By JOELLE TESSLER | Posted 05.31.2011 | Media

WASHINGTON -- Time Warner Cable Inc. will drop a dozen cable channels from its iPad app after three big programmers complained that the company does n...

Domestic Violence: Swimming in Ignorance

Charles D. Ellison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles D. Ellison

The decision to use convicted batterer Chris Brown as a central attraction for the BET Awards was a tremendous setback for victims of domestic abuse, which is the leading cause of premature death among Black women between the ages of 15 and 44.

Michael Jackson Agonistes: An American Pop'era In Three Acts

Barry Michael Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Barry Michael Cooper

I believe MJ wished his ghost to Providence a long time ago for safe-keeping, long before the first trial, because he had seen how the carrion-eaters got down while he was still in grade school.

This Week in Blackness: BET Doesn't Care About Black People

Elon James White | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Elon James White

After the death of Michael Jackson, BET tried to help console the world and especially Black People about the his death. They failed miserably.

Could This Be the Change We're Waiting For?

Shola Lynch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Shola Lynch

Who knew that so many artists had non-profit foundations that are giving back to their communities?

BET Expanding Political Coverage And Launching New Talk Show

Politico | Michael Calderone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Black Entertainment Television announced today that they would be adding a new weekly political talk show -- The Truth with Jeff Johnson -- starting A...