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Dr. Frances Cress Welsing, Author of The Isis Papers, Dead at 80

Author, researcher, and psychiatrist was known for her research on racism

The Howard University graduate wrote essays and did extensive research on colorism, racism, and inequality,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Entrepreneur of the Week: Anie Akpe Turns Frustration Into Innovation

Entrepreneur creates business card app to make networking easier

For all the talk about the benefits of networking, the fact is that many people…

By Kandia Johnson

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A Closer Look At the Message Behind Gov. Nikki Haley’s State of the Union Rebuttal

SC Gov. Nikki Haley's epic SOTU response and why it matters

At first glance, Nikki Haley may seem like a typical GOP politician. She is a…

By Hailey Wallace

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Glam University’s Girl Power Sleepover Empowers Aspiring Female Entrepreneurs

Female entrepreneurs from across the country came together to get business advice

The highlight of the evening was an intimate Q&A with New York Times best-selling author…

By Chanel Martin

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Happy Founders Day: 10 Celebrity Power Women Who Belong to Delta Sigma Theta Sorority

These women are industry leaders--from entertainment to education to business

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority is celebrating its Founders Day today. The empowering women’s organization was…

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Golden Globes: Taraji P. Henson, Denzel Washington, and Jamie Foxx Highlight the Night

Fans in uproar after Sylvester Stallone forgets to thank 'Creed' star and director

Here are some major highlights of Sunday night’s Golden Globes, where African American Hollywood heavyweights…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Entertainment to Politics to Business: 20 Global Power Women of Color to Watch in 2016

These leading ladies hold power positions, impact lives, and set trends

Whether rising stars or seasoned professionals, these global power women will be watched in their…

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Meet the Millennial Taking Over as Pinterest’s First-Ever Diversity Chief

Candice Morgan joins the company with nearly 10 years experience in diversity and inclusion

Morgan comes to the Pinterest family from Catalyst Inc., a leading nonprofit organization that works…

By Courtney Connley

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Reports: Janet Jackson Having Surgery to Remove Tumor on Vocal Cords

Family, supporters and fans send well wishes via social media

Actress and singer Janet Jackson will have throat surgery to treat a suspected cancerous growth.

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[WATCH] USA Today Names Taraji P. Henson ‘Entertainer of the Year’

How this 'Empire' star has built an exemplary career in Hollywood

Taraji P. Hensen has made a major for herself in Hollywood and taken her modest…

By Janell Hazelwood

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[WATCH] Cicely Tyson Among Kennedy Center Honorees

Aretha Franklin and CeCe Winans' stirring performances still viral on the Web

The Kennedy Center Honors, which recognizes achievements by Americans in the arts, recently honored leaders…

By Janell Hazelwood

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30 Under 30: Stephen Curry, John Boyega, Breshere Gray and Zendaya Make ‘Forbes’ List

From the NBA to 'Empire' to Silicon Valley, young influencers impact industries

Forbes released its 2016 ’30 Under 30′ list that includes 600 young leaders making major…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Fashion Fair President Amy Hilliard Resigns

Johnson Publishing CEO will take over her duties

Amy Hilliard, president of Johnson Publishing cosmetics company Fashion Fair, has resigned after less than…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Young Gifted & Black Awards Honor Leaders in Art, Education, Philanthropy, and Business

Honorees include journalist Lola Ogunnaike and scholar Noel Scott Anderson Ph.D.

“This program has a simple mission, which is to bring light to individuals who exemplify…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Black Actress Cast as Hermione in ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’

Harry Potter author tweets, "White skin was never specified."

Swaizland-born Noma Dumezweni is set to play the adult Hermione, alongside actor Paul Thornley as…

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Business of Beauty: Hair Stylist MiMi Luvshair Talks Branding Beyond the Salon Chair

The Alabama native funds a styling competition and gives back to her community

A Birmingham, Alabama native, and a 10-year veteran in the hair industry, MiMi Luvshair is…

By Chanel Martin

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Nigerians Who Escaped Boko Haram Graduate From Texas HBCU

Mother and two daughters earn honors after family relocates to U.S.

Before the tragic story of the more than 200 Nigerian girls who were abducted from…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Report: Number of Female Billionaires Outpacing Men

Majority based in U.S. and Europe but Asia has a growing presence

Eighty percent of the world’s female billionaires are based in the U.S. and Europe, but…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women of Power: What’s Your Body Saying?

Avis Jones-DeWeever Ph.D., Sheila Coates, and Renau Daniels discuss the unsaid things you may be saying.

Often times subtleties like where your eyes are focused when speaking to a client, or…

By Safon Floyd

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5 Conferences for Entrepreneurs in 2016

Register for these upcoming events and find new ways to grow your business

Looking for some new ways to grow your business? Check out a few upcoming conferences…

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